When William Griswold was born about 1736, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Phineaas Griswold, was 23 and his mother, Martha Hurlbut, was 19. He married Martha Taply on 17 November 1761, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 September 1806, in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.
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.