Biography of Luther Griswold
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Griswold, Luther, was born August 27, 1822, in the town of Dryden and is a descendant of Edward, who settled in the town in 1802 and who received a gran t from New York State as a reward for his services in the Revolutionary war, in which he was wounded. He selected lot 39, taking up a section of 640 acres, which embraces the northeast corner of Dryden village, the site of the present church edifices. Chas. Griswold, the father of our subject, was born February 19, 1793, and was killed by the falling of a tree March 19, 1834. His son Luther was educated in the common schools. At the age of twenty six he married Miss Lucy Foote, who passed away in 1862, and in 1863 he married Miss Marietta Mineah, and they have three children, Mrs. Celia McClintock, Mrs. Grace L. Goodrich, and Miss Minnnie M. Griswold. Our subject takes the Democratic side in politics since 1872, and has served as supervisor from 1861 to 1865, having been assessor for several terms previous. He has been president of the Agricultural Society of Dryden and a director in the Dryden and Groton Fire Insurance Co. Luther Griswold now resides on part of the old homestead, taking possession in 1849, and in 1850 he bought with his brother Leonard part of the John McGraw property of 50 acres. In 1871 he bought the Abram Butts property, having 175 acres, and raising hay, etc., and making a specialty of fine fruits.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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