Biography of Joseph N. Griswold
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Griswold, Joseph N., Stockholm, was born in Stockholm, September 2, 1833. His father, Jonah B., was a native of Essex county, born March 8, 1802. He was thrice married, first in 1827 to Polly Fuller, by whom he had two children. She died July 25, 1832, and he married second Miranda, daughter of Parley Seaver, a native of Crown Point, born March 14, 1814. By his second wife Mr. Griswold had six sons and one daughter. His wife died June 23, 1843, and he married third Mrs. Lucinda (Chapman) Newton. About 1828 he came to Stockholm and settled on the farm now owned by Joseph N. His death occurred June 18, 1882. Mrs. Griswold resides on the old homestead farm. Joseph N. was reared on the farm he now owns, and is a general farmer and dairyman. His farm comprises 200 acres, and supports twenty one cow's January 1, 1865, he married Elmina Fenner, a native of Herkimer, born August 27, 1833. She is a daughter of Nathan Fenner, of Providence, R. I., who was born May 28,, 1802, and married Nancy Farmer, born February 23, 1810, by whom he had one son and two daughters. In 1849 Nathan settled in Stockholm, and there died April 3, 1892, and his wife March 30, 1882. Joseph N. and wife had three children: Lora M., wife of Byron Dearborn, who was a native of New Hampshire and is now a farmer of Stockholm Minnie A., wife of Dr. Alfred R. Allen, of Parishville, and Freddie M., who died February 17, 1876. Mr. Griswold, is a Republican, and a member of Amber Lodge, No. 395, F. & A. M., of Parishville.

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