Ada Griswold

Brief Life History of Ada

When Ada Griswold was born in 1778, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Griswold, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Weeks, was 36. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Samuel Agard. She lived in Naples, Naples, Ontario, New York, United States in 1865. She died on 22 February 1869, in Naples, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Naples, Naples, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Samuel Agard
Ada Griswold
Jonathon Griswold Agard
Norman Agard
Laura Clarke Agard
Friend W Agard
Elizabeth Agard

Sources (6)

  • Ada Agard in household of Thomas Eldrige, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adah Griswald Agard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adah Robinson in household of Elizabeth Schutt, "New York State Census, 1855"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, which is named with Old English grēosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.

History: Edward Griswold (1607–91) and his family were Puritans who came to the American colonies from Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England, on the Mary and John, arriving on 30 May 1630. They settled first in Dorchester, MA, and in 1639 moved to Windsor, VT. Their relative, Matthew Griswold, came to New England in 1639, settling eventually in Lyme, CT.

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

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