Griswold, Thomas II

Male 1673 - 1729  (56 years)


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  • Name Griswold, Thomas 
    Suffix II 
    Born 11 Jan 1673  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 125730114 
    Died 19 Oct 1729  Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Griswold-Leete Cemetery, Guilford Green
    Person ID I32146  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Family Bradley, Sarah,   b. 17 Oct 1676, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1729, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Griswold, Sarah,   b. 15 Jan 1706, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1749, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1673 - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1729 - Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Haven, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas was a blacksmith and came to Guilford 1695, either at the request of the settlers or upon a private enterprise. He was given no grant of land and the records show he made no purchase until about 1725 when he established a home at Nut Plains. Where he lived in Guildford settlement is unknown, he may have lived on "Crooked Lane", State Street, near or with Stephen Bradley. The home he established has long since disappeared. He was a steady citizen but never prominent, a man amoung men, content to forge the iron for himself and neighbors who battled the wilderness and laid bare the forest for the plow..

      Thomas d. Oct 19, 1729, age about 56 years. No special epitaph marks his passing. He was buried on the Guilford Green with the other early settlers and his grave marked by a simple finely carved sandstone monument, when it was determined to clear the Green of monuments and obliterate the cemetery, the gravestone of Thomas, with others were removed to the church..

      The records show it was finally removed to the premises of George Griswold on Boston Street, where it has lain for perhaps a hundred years, His gravestone has recently been found but is almost illegible and well worn. The inscription. " Here Lyeth ye body of Mr. Thomas Griswold who died Oct 19, 1729 aged about 56 years".

      Source: Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934
      Griswold-Leete Cemetery, Guilford Green. His stone is lying against a stone wall which is on the east side of house and bounding this property of Shelly. This property is the old original home-site of First Thomas Griswold who settled in Wethersfield.