The Delanson M. Griswold Family
to a website devoted to the genealogy of the Delanson (dee-LAN-son) M. Griswold family. This includes his siblings, parents, and maybe an uncle or two; and all their descendants. Other families included here are Boyce, Gammet, Broughton, Brown, Wright, Hall, Gates, Salisbury, Roberts, Risley, etc. They lived in Ashtabula Co. OH, before that in Crawford Co. PA, and before that in Otsego Co. NY. It contains old pictures, family trees, a big database report, etc. My main reason for setting up this site is in hope of finding a way to prove Delanson's parentage. It is very likely his father was Daniel Griswold b. 1787, and the line back from there is well established all the way to the 1630's. This is the one missing link.
Loose ends that still need to be tied up, besides Delanson's parentage, include: the whereabouts of the Daniel Griswold family Bible; the whereabouts of the Delanson Griswold family Bible; any picture of Delanson's son Lester; more pictures of Daniel's children; proof that Lester b. 1817 was a son of Daniel; Daniel's place of death; the whereabouts of a picture I saw once of Ralph King Wright Griswold and his wife and son; the whereabouts of Linda Bartlett of Arizona; the whereabouts of Julia Millard of Conneaut; the parentage of Ann Griswold Wright. Anyone with info about these things or anything else that should go on this site please
for a text-file report on Delanson's family. You can use the charts at
the top as an index into the body of it, and ctl-f to find your way around
Some Speculations on the Origins of the Griswold Name
for some ideas from me and others. Includes a section containing some correspondence with Dirk Schultze of Greifswald, Germany. Please e-mail me if you have any further ideas.
---- Daniel Griswold, Mary Gammet
Griswold, and Their Children ----
The Daniel Griswold Family
for what pictures I have of the family of Daniel Griswold b. 1787, plus one Gammet picture. Think they look like a family?
The Griswold coat of arms, as painted by my grandmother Jess Gardner Griswold. "Fortiter et Celeriter", down at the bottom, means "strongly and swiftly."
Lester Griswold Family
for pictures from the line of Lester, son of Daniel.
Pix from Lydia's Line
for a picture of Lydia Griswold Hall and one mystery pic.
Charles Perry Griswold Letter to Sister Lydia
for Chris Eschbaugh's 1859 letter from Charley Griswold to his sister Lydia Griswold Hall. This establishes her as a daughter of Daniel Griswold.
Gilbert Griswold Family
for a picture from the line of Gilbert b. 1826, son of Daniel.
Charles Perry Griswold Family Pictures
for pix of Charles, Betsy Jane, a recent reunion, etc.
The Freestone Bible
some pages from a Bible in the possession of Sandra K. Freestone of the
Charles Perry line.
Another Charles Perry Griswold Bible
probably the Bible that accompanied Charles Perry Griswold and family out
---- Delanson M. Griswold, Lovina
Boyce Griswold, and Their Children ----
The Delanson M. Griswold Family
pix of Delanson's family. Think they look like a family?
Delanson M. Griswold Death Record
evidence that he was born in Otsego Co. NY.
Mary Eliza Griswold Salisbury Family Pictures
. Includes a 5-generation photo and a page from the Salisbury Bible.
Ralph King Wright Griswold
pictures of my great-grandfather.
Herman S. Griswold
for a picture of Herman S. Griswold and an article about him.
---- Other ----
Elind Griswold Family Pix
for pictures of Elind Griswold and family, brother of Daniel b. 1787 and son of Daniel the Revolutionary.
J. W. Bray Autobiography
for a 56-page memior written by J. W. Bray of the Elind line. P. 26 mentions Lydia Samantha Griswold Hall. Also mentioned is Elind's son Uncle Lucius Griswold, first cousin of Delanson M. Griswold. Click here
for a couple of explanatory e-mails from Mary Foster Ludvigsen.
Griswold Mystery Pix
Can you identify any of these?
for some pictures of L. D. Griswold, 6/28/1882 - 6/28/1982
for some more recent Griswold family pix
for the story of our 10-country journey through Europe