Amanda Griswold

1796–1820 (Age 24)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Griswold was born in 1796, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lieutenant Andrew Griswold, was 43 and her mother, Anna Carew, was 28. She died in 1820, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 24.

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Lieutenant Andrew Griswold
Anna Carew
Chapman Griswold
Amanda Griswold
Joseph Andrew Griswold

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 6

"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."

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Amanda Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Amanda Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Amanda Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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