Mary Griswold

29 June 1744–about 6 March 1817 (Age 72)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Griswold was born on 29 June 1744, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hezekiah Griswold, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Barnard, was 36. She married Abner Wellar on 1 April 1784, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. She died about 6 March 1817, in her hometown, at the age of 72.

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Abner Wellar
Mary Griswold
Marriage: 1 April 1784

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    Abner Wellar



1 April 1784
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 37

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 39

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mercy Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mercy Griswold, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mercy Griswould, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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