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Descendants of
JONATHAN GRINNELL
(abt 1750 - 1827)



1.  Jonathan Grinnell was probably born in East Greenwich, RI to Matthew Grinnell and his wife Sarah Wilson.  Although residing in Jamestown in 1777 he was considered a legal resident of East Greenwich.  He married Martha Tennant in 1772 at Jamestown, RI, where he operated a ferry between Jamestown and Newport. He settled in Exeter, RI about 1783 along with Robert Grinnell, who was probably his brother, and removed to Berlin, NY in 1809 where he died May 20, 1827.  His widow, Martha, died about 1850 in Rome, NY at the home of their son, Henry Grinnell.

In 1842, Martha (Tennant) Grinnell applied for a Revolutionary War pension under the Act of 1838.  Her application was denied because there was insufficient testimony that Jonathan Grinnell had served the required number of consecutive months.  NSDAR has refused to accept Jonathan Grinnell as a "patriot" because the only proof of his service is the testimony in the rejected pension file.

Children of Jonathan and Martha were:

2. Anna, b. 1772; d. Apr. 26, 1863; m. Nicholas Harrington.
3. William, b. Feb. 25, 1778; d. Jan. 14, 1864; m. Diadema Brown.
4. George, b. Apr. 27, 1782; d. July 27, 1859; m(1) Polly; m(2) Mrs. Polly Burke.
5. John, b. 1783; d. Sept. 2, 1862; m(1) Rosannah Elsworth or Aylesworth.
6. Henry, b. 1786; d. June 1868; m(1) Molly Crandall; m(2) Lucretia.
7. Sarah, b. 1791; d. Aug. 5, 1835; m. Gardner Crandall.
8. Thomas, b. 1794; d. aft 1850; m. Ordray Carr.


Generation 2

2. Anna Grinnell was born 1772 and died near Troy, NY Apr. 26, 1863.  In her obituary that appeared in the "Troy Daily Whig" April 27, 1863, she was called Nancy Grinnell Herrington and it reported that she died in her 92nd year.  She probably married Nicholas Harrington, who was born Dec. 11, 1771 in Exeter, RI to David and Waite (Tripp) Harrington. He died Nov. 10, 1832 in Stephentown, NY.  

Known children of Nicholas and Anna were:

  9. George Herrington, b. abt 1796 in MA; d. April 18, 1867; m. Rebecca Comstock.
10. Horace Herrington, b. 1804.

4. George Grinnell was born Apr. 27, 1782 in East Greenwich, RI; d. July 27, 1859 in Varysburg, Wyoming Co., NY in a mill explosion.  His first wife, Polly, was born about 1788 in CT; she d. in 1845 in Varysburg, Wyoming, NY.  His second wife, Mrs. Polly Burke, survived him and died Sept. 1, 1888, age 90.  George purchased land in Sheldon, Genesee Co., NY about 1805. He was a deacon in the Free Will Baptist Church and one of the founders of the church in Wyoming Co., NY.

Children of George and Polly were:

11. Anna Grinnell, b. June 29, 1807; d. Sept. 1, 1891.
12. Esther Grinnell, b. Feb. 28 or 29, 1812; d. Jan. 29, 1882.
13. Jonathan, b. May 16, 1818; d. July 12, 1818.
14. George Martin, b. May 16, 1822; d. Apr. 30, 1829.

5. John Grinnell was born about 1783 in East Greenwich or Exeter, RI and died in Franklin twp., Portage Co., OH Sept. 2, 1862.  He is buried in Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, OH.  His first wife was Rosanna Elsworth or Aylesworth, who died in Berlin, NY in 1818.  His second wife was named Deborah, and was probably a widow with children.  Thirdly, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons, widow of Peter Simmons.

Children of John and Rosanna were:

15. Catherine Maria, b. abt 1808 in NY; d. July 16, 1842 Alfred, NY; m. Thomas Hull.
16. James, b. Sept. 16, 1810 in Berlin, NY; d. July 28, 1905; m. Julia A. Luce.
17. Jane Ann, b. June 19, 1815 Berlin, NY; d. May 1, 1900; m. Stephen V. Greene.

6. Henry Grinnell was born abt. 1786 in RI; d. June 1868 in Rome, NY; m(1) Molly Crandall, who died in 1814; m(2) Lucretia, who died in Rome, NY Sept. 20, 1878, age 85.  He settled in Rome, NY about 1825.

Children of Henry Grinnell named in his will:

18. Sarah Ann, may have pre-deceased her father; she had a son, Marcus Parmer.
19. Polly Ann, born abt 1813; m. Almer Tibbits; resided Rome, NY in 1855.
20. Hannah Maria, born abt 1817; d. abt Apr. 1892; m. Elliot Hollenbeck; no children.

7. Sarah Grinnell, was born in Exeter, RI abt 1791; d. Aug. 5, 1835 in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY; m. Gardner Crandall in 1811 in Stephentown, NY.

Children of Gardner and Sarah (Grinnell) Crandall from the Crandall Genealogy:

21. Lucina Crandall, b. Jan. 26, 1814; m. Rev. William Harry Osborne.
22. Priscilla Crandall, b. July 27, 1816; m. Morris Baker.
23. Diadema Crandall, b. June 14, 1818; m. Horace Moon.
24. Samuel Crandall, b. Apr. 12, 1820; m(1) Amanda Brown; m(2) Mrs. Lincoln Lodusky.
25. Ira Crandall, b. Sept. 20, 1821; m. Susan Lydia Corey.
26. Harry Crandall, b. Mar. 11, 1823; m. Louisa Harrington.
27. Aurilla Crandall, b. Dec. 25, 1824; m. Otis Lord.
28. Polly Crandall, b. May 3, 1829; d. May 25, 1896; m. Mr. Fuller.
29. George Crandall, died Sept. 1866.
30. Job Gardner Crandall, b. June 4, 1835; m(1) Melissa Crandall; m(2) Melissa Curtis.

8. Thomas Grinnell was born about 1794 in Exeter, RI and died after 1850.  He married Ordray Carr about 1816 in Stephentown, NY.  She was the daughter of Thurston and Ordray (Spencer) Carr and died Jan. 8, 1845 in Sherman, Chatauqua Co., NY.  Thomas Grinnell was a minister of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Some of the children of Thomas and Ordray Grinnell were:

31. George, born 1817 in Sheldon, Genesee, NY; d. 1893 in WI; m. Jane Weed.
32. Henry, born abt. 1834.
33. Susan, born abt. 1845.


Generation 3

15. Catherine Maria Grinnell was born in Rensselaer Co., NY; probably Berlin, NY in 1808 and died in Alfred, Allegany Co., NY July 16, 1842.  She married Thomas Hull, son of Joseph and Lois (Greene) Hull, abt 1829.  They were members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church.

Children of Thomas and Catherine (Grinnell) Hull were:

34. Artimisa Miranda Hull, b. Nov. 16, 1829; d. July 5, 1910; m. Isaac M. Lewis.
35. Daniel B. Hull, b. Feb. 25, 1832; d. June 29, 1909; m. Nov. 9, 1858 Mary Christian.; resided Stevens Point, WI
;36. Hannah Lea Hull, b. Aug. 5, 1834; d. Aug. 3, 1910; m. Herman Herrington.
37. James Henry Hull, b. May 19, 1837; d. March 5, 1913; m. Mary Davis.

16. James Grinnell was born Sept. 16, 1810 in Berlin, NY and died July 28, 1905 in Ravenna, OH.  He married Julia Adelia Luce, dau. of Zebulon and Rachel (Thompkins) Luce, probably in Sheldon, NY or Alfred, NY abt. 1838.  He had been living with his uncle, George Grinnell, in Wyoming Co., NY, but about the time of his marriage he moved to Alfred, NY where his sisters, Jane & Catherine, were living. In 1831, he went to Wyoming Co. and traveled on the first railroad in the nation on the section between Albany and Schenectady, NY; the only section completed. Julia Grinnell died Dec. 13, 1871 and James married again, Mrs. Catherine Cox, Oct. 27, 1873 in Summit Co., OH.

Children of James & Julia Grinnell were:

38. William, b. June 28, 1839, Allegany Co., NY; d. Apr. 12, 1919, Ravenna, OH; m. Rachel A. Phillips, May 30, 1865.  Co. I, 104th OH Vol. 1863.    Picture of William
39. John, b. abt. March, 1842, Allegany Co., NY; m. Aug. 28, 1878  Ida Kates.
40. George, b. Nov. 5, 1847, Allegany Co., NY; m. March  28, 1869  Ellen Nancy Sapp.
41. Alice, b. abt. Nov. 1850, Allegany Co., NY; m. Dec. 29, 1875  William Woodward; resided in Thayer Co., NE in 1900.
42. Horace, b. abt. 1855, Portage Co., OH; m. Mary Ellen Hazle.

17. Jane Ann Grinnell was born June 19, 1815 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY and died May 1, 1900 in Hebron, Potter, PA.  She married Stephen Van Rensselaer Greene Nov. 15, 1838 in Alfred, Allegany, NY.  He was the son of Jeremiah and Lucy (Crandall) Greene.                           Picture of Jane

Children of Stephen & Jane (Grinnell) Greene were:

43. Lucy Jane Greene, b. Feb. 1, 1841, Alfred, NY; d. July , 1881, Jamestown, NY; m(1) Edwin Bickford; m(2) John Avery; m(3) Washington Drayton.
44. Mary Elizabeth Greene, b. July 2, 1843, Alfred, NY; d. Aug. 10, 1884, Nortonville, KS; m. Dec. 3, 1864 Benjamin Booth, son of Thomas & Catherine (Gourley) Booth                                  Picture of Mary
45. George Stephen Greene, b. May 19, 1847, Persia, NY; d. 14 Jan 1914 Alfred Station, Allegany, NY;bur. Hebron, Potter, PA. Civil War - 76th PA
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46. Elnora Marietta Greene, b. Mar. 22, 1849, Persia, NY; d. Apr. 8, 1928; m. July 8, 1866 Jacob Synder.
47. Walter Gillett Greene, b. July 7, 1853, Persia, NY; d. Mar. 1, 1923.
48. Angeline Maria Greene, b. May 4, 1858, Persia, NY; d. aft. 1891; m. Sept. 16, 1876 Albert Avery Reed.

31. George Grinnell was probably born in Sheldon Twp., Wyoming Co. NY in 1817 where his father, Thomas Grinnell, was listed in the 1820 census.  He married Jane A. Weed about 1838.  They moved to Rock Co. WI after 1850 where George died in 1893 and Jane died in 1865.

Children of George and Jane from 1850 census:

49. Adeline Grinnell, b. abt 1839 in NY.
50. William H. Grinnell, b. Oct. 31, 1841 in Sherman, Chautauqua, NY; m(1) Myra C. Clark; m(2) Mrs. E. C. Ewing, nee Peck.
51. Ellen Grinnell, b. abt. 1846 in Sherman, NY.
52. Mary Grinnell, b. abt. 1848 in Sherman, NY.


Generation 4

34. Artimisa Miranda Hull was born Nov. 16, 1829 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY and died July 5, 1910 in Alfred Station, Allegany, NY.  She m. Isaac M. Lewis  Feb. 7, 1856 in Allegany Co., NY.

Children of Isaac and Artimisa (Hull) Lewis were:

53. Rosa Maria Lewis, b. abt. 1858; d. aft. 1926; m. Franklin Odell.
54. Cushing Wardner Lewis, b. May 16, 1863, Alfred, NY; d. abt. Apr. 1926, Alfred, NY.

39. John Grinnell was born about March, 1842 in Allegany Co., NY and was living in Salina, KS in 1900, 1910 and 1920.  He was listed as a survivor of his brother, William Grinnell, who died April 12, 1919.  He married widow Ida Kates Aug. 28, 1878 in Portage Co., OH. Ida was still living in Salina in 1930.

Children of John and Ida from 1900 census:

55. May Grinnell, b. abt. June 1880 in OH.
56. Laura Grinnell, b. abt. Aug. 1881 in OH.
57. Clara Grinnell, b. abt. Feb. 1884 in OH; unmarried; living with mother in 1930.
58. Maggie Grinnell, b. abt. Sept. 1885 in OH.
59. Elmer Raymond Grinnell, b. 2 Mar 1888 in NE; d. 13 Feb 1955; m Clara Etta Callery.
60. George Grinnell, b. abt. Jan. 1890 in NE.
61. Lillie Grinnell, b. abt. June 1893 in KS.

40. George Grinnell was born Nov. 5, 1847 in Allegany Co., NY and died in Toledo, OH,  Feb. 28, 1899.  He married Ellen Nancy Sapp March 28, 1869 in Portage Co., OH.  He and his wife are buried in Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, OH.

Children of George and Ellen Nancy:

62. Mae Grinnell, 1880-1965, buried Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, OH.
63. Harry Grinnell, 1881-1963, buried Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, OH.

42. Horace Grinnell was born about 1855 in Portage Co., OH and was living in Franklin, OH in 1880.  He married Mary E. Hazle, daughter of widow, Rebecca Hazle, March 24, 1875.

Known child of Horace and Mary was:

64. Alice Grinnell, born about 1879 in Franklin, OH.


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