William Griswold

Maleabout 1736–7 September 1806

Brief Life History of William

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.

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William Griswold
about 1736–1806
Martha Taply
Marriage: 17 November 1761
Edward Griswold
Dorcas Augusta Griswold
William J Griswold
Benjamin James Griswold
Martha Griswold
Charlotte Griswold

Sources (18)

  • William Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • William Griswold, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Captain William Griswold, "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    17 November 1761Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (4)


    Age 40

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 45

    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.


    Age 55

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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