Facts and Events
In 1649 George moved his home to Poquonic where he had purchased land from the Indians. Being six miles from Windsor, there was no protection from danger. From the records, we find this family was never molested. Probably because he dealt honestly and fairly with the Indians, they respected him. George was made a freeman in 1669, was a large landowner and a man greatly respected. He was a sturdy active citizen but did not aspire to political office. Records show that in 1676 he contributed to the poor of other colonies; in 1679 he had a warehouse on the north side of the Rivulet near the ferry; and in 1685 he was mentioned in Windsor patent. He engaged in trade with England and the West Indies. His estate is given in Hartford Probate VII:108; IX:10,11; Manwaring II:70. Inventory was taken October 2, 1704. an agreement made by the widow and children for the settlement of the estate is recorded. This agreement also mentions his granddaughter Abigail Griswold and daughters Mary Cooley and Deborah Moore. (James H. Holcombe, jhholcombe@@worldnet.att.net )
- ↑ Ricker, Jacquelyn Ladd. The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut. (Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2006), p 5593.
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:317.
GEORGE, Windsor, s. of Edward, b. in Eng. it is said, 1638, and there certain. he liv. some yrs. with his f. was freem. 1654, m. 3 Oct. 1655, Mary, d. perhaps, of Thomas Holcomb, had Daniel, b. 1 Oct. 1656; Thomas, 29 Sept. 1658; Edward, 19 Mar. 1661; Mary, 28 Sept. 1663; George, 3 Dec. 1665; John, 17 Sept. 1668; Benjamin, 16 Aug. 1671; Deborah, 30 May 1674; and Abigail, 31 Oct. 1676, wh. d. 7 May 1682; beside Samuel, 5 Nov. 1681, who d. inf.; and he d. 1704. His wid. Mary d. 4 Apr. 1708.
- ↑ Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1638-1925, Bk II p. 93.
"George Griswald senr dyed Sept 3 1704"
- ↑ Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Thomas Holcombe entry.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 #132, in French, Robert L.; Esther G. French; and Coralee (editor) Griswold. The Greswold Family: 12 generations in England. (Wethersfield, CT: Griswold Family Association of America, 1999), page 56.
'George GRISWOLD, christened 19 May 1633, died 3 Sep 1704.'