Henry Gridley

1805–27 January 1850 (Age 45)
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Gridley was born in 1805, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joel Gridley, was 29 and his mother, Amanda Woodruff, was 23. He married Sarah W Howland on 22 September 1830, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 1850, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Gridley
Dolly Ann Howland
Marriage: 14 March 1849
Sarah Chapin Gridley
Henry Howland Gridley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1849Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Post office est. 04/01/1805
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 14
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    variant of Greasley, either a habitational name from Greasley in Nottinghamshire (but possibly also from Gresley in Derbyshire), or a nickname either from Old French greslet ‘marked as by hail’, i.e. pitted or pock-marked, or Old French greslet, gresli, grailet ‘thin, slim’.perhaps from Middle English greithli, gritheli ‘good, pleasant, noble’ (Old Norse greithligr), the source of modern northern dialect gradely ‘decent, honest, good-looking, kind’. In the absence of medieval surname forms this is conjectural.English:

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (19)

    • Henry Gridley, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Henry Gridley in entry for Henry H Gridley and Jesse L Whitmore, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Henry Gridley, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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