Person:William Scriven (1)

m. Abt 1750
  1. Alice Scriven1750 -
  2. James Scriven1751 -
  3. John Scriven1751 -
  4. Joshua Scriven1754 -
  5. Hannah Scriven1754 -
  6. William Scriven1756 - 1842
  7. Zebulon Scriven1761 -
  8. Mercy Scriven1762 -
  9. Thomas Scriven1766 -
  10. Joseph Scriven1770 -
m. 31 May 1781
  1. William Scriven1782 -
  2. Isaac Saunders Scriven1785 - 1868
  3. Polly ScrivenAbt 1787 - 1874
  4. Olive ScrivenAbt 1795 - 1876
Facts and Events
Name William Scriven
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Feb 1756 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Marriage 31 May 1781 Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United Statesto Mary Saunders
Death? 19 Apr 1842 Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York, United States
Burial? 1842 Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York, United StatesScriven Cemetery

He and his wife Mary were both 25 at their wedding

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War as a part of the American army

Grafton is made up of Grafton Center, situated in the center of the town, containing a Baptist church, two stores, a cheesefactory, a blacksmith shop, a boot and shoe shop, a saw mill, astave machine and about twenty dwellings; and Quackenkill, ahamlet located on the west border of the town. The first settlement was made by tenants under Van Rensselaer. They paid an annual rent of from seven to twenty-two bushels of wheat per hundred acres. Among the first settlers were families named Coon, Dimmons and Owens. Francis West and family, from Rhode Island, settled at an early day where Nathan Lewis now lives. John Babcock, from the same State, settled about the close of the Revolution, where J. D. Slade no lives; he was married to Delma Wager in January 1792. Elkanah Smith, from New Jersey, settled where Aaron Eldred now lives: he was a soldier of the Revolution. Joshua Banker settled about the same time where Henry Banker lives. William Scriven and family, consisting of seven sons and two daughters, came from Rhode Island and settled in this town about 1779. Three of the sons,James, Zebulon and John, were Revolutionary soldiers. A man named Owens, from Rhode Island, with two sons, settled on 200 acres of land, where Stewart Allen now lives. The land was a gift from Stephen Van Rensselaer. Owens was a Revolutionary soldier and received bounty land in the town of Manlius. Johnand Thomas Phillips settled where Truman Keller lives; Francis Brock, from Vermont, where Silas Brock now lives, and John and David Mills, where Reuben Hall now lives. John Monroe settled in the north part of the town; a man named Dimmons, where Jabez Hakes lives; Solomon Smith, where Josiah Church lives; Rufus Rix, near the same place, and Captain Charles Ferry, where D. L.Simmons lives. In 1797 Daniel Littlefield, from Mass., settled where Hiram Littlefield lives. Solomon Root, from Connecticut,settled in the town in 1785; Nathaniel Dumbleton, in 1796, on the farm now occupied by Oscar C. Dumbleton. He came from Grafton, Vt., and was the first supervisor of the town. John P.Hayner settled where Samuel Newton lives.

  1. Westerly Births and Deaths, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891)

    SCRIVEN, William, of William and Alice, [born] Feb. 23, 1756.

  2.   Child, Hamilton. Gazetteer and business directory of Rensselaer County, N.Y., for 1870- 1871. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox Co., 1974).

    William Scriven and family, consisting of seven sons and two daughters, came from Rhode Island and settled in this town about 1779. Three of the sons, James, Zebulon and John, were Revolutionary soldiers.