Biography of Mijamin Griswold
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Griswold, Mijamin, son of Elisha and Ann (Shoemaker) Griswold, was born in Chemung, N. Y., March 27, 1803, and died June 28, 1875. He married, February 16, 1831, largarate Smith, who was born October 5, 1805. She died larch 1, 1872. She was a daughter of Solomon and Julia (Seeley) Smith. Their children were: George W., born November 22, 1831; Edmund, born September 3, 1833; Abner W., born October 9, 1835, and killed August 11, 1863, by guerrillas in Kansas; James, born May 11, 1838; Reuben, born July 17, 1840; Timothy, who died young: Hovey E., born December 16, 1844, died February 6, 1866; Henry, born July 11, 1847, died August 25, 1886; and Thomas B., born April 4, 1850. James Griswold married, February 7, 1864, Martha Hamilton, who was born October 3, 1840. She is a daughter of David and Emily (Applegate) Hamilton. They have had children as follows: Phil S., born June 13,1866, died May 21, 1878; William M., born July 24. 1870; Walter H., born January 8, 1873, died June 10, 1878; Louis, born February 13, 1876; and Hovey H., born April 30, 1879. Elisha Griswold was born at Hillsdale, Columbia County, N. Y., April 27, 1775, and hips wife, Anne (Shoemaker) Griswold, at Wallpach, Sussex County, N. Y., October 14, 1777. James Griswold served in the late war in Company C, Fiftieth Engineers, and reenlisted in the same company, serving till December 25, 1864, when he was promoted captain in Company F, One Hundred and Seventy ninth New York Volunteers. Serving until the close of the war be was honorably discharged on June 25, 1865. George A. Griswold married, first, in February, 1859, Mary A. Chapman, who died March 5, 1862, at the age of thirty years. He married, second, July 31, 1864, Mary Simcoe, born in Buckinghamshire, England, December 9, 1837, a daughter of William and Catharine (Shelford) Simcoe, of Baldwin, N. Y. Their children are: Feline, born April 14, 1865; Fanny C., born November 25, 1866; Maggie, born February 11, 1868; and Bessie, born August 24, 1875. Eveline Griswold married on January 15, 1888, George B., son of Elijah and Hannah (Hillman) Smith. They have one son, Guy Emmett, born March 23, 1891, of Waverly, N. Y.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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