Solomon Griswold 1754-1834 Ashtabula Co. Oh
For Solomon Griswold descendants
The Jefferson Gazette (Ashtabula County, Oh) this past Wednesday, April 5, 2006 published one of their regular supplements, the Ashtabula County Review.The front page of this supplement features a story and pictures titled Pioneer Cemetery,This cemetery is located in Windsor Township, Ashtabula County, Oh and according to the article was established in 1822 when Windsor Twp. trustees purchased the land from Solomon Griswold with the last burial there in 1845. Solomon Griswold is buried there and the Sons of the American Revolution Chapter 12 have erected a monument in tribute to Solomon's Revolutionary War service.The article includes a picture of this monument.Also, the article states that Keziah Higley, wife of Jonathan Higley is also buried there as well as Betsey Higley and Acksah Higley.Other names listed are Loomis(picture of this stone also included in the article), Ritter, Dickinson (Dickman?) and Parker.The article also relates that research at the Ashtabula County Recorder's Office confirms that Simeon Griswold and William Eldrige received Windsor Twp. property by lot from the Connecticut Land Company in 1778.
I have scanned this article and for those of you who would like a copy, contact me thru this GenForum site message and I will be happy to forward same. I hope making this article available will be a small re-payment to all the genealogical angels, who with their many acts of kindness have assisted me in my genealogical research.
While my maternal grandfather's brother legally changed his name from Grizzle to Griswold (unsure for what reason),my ancestors spelled their name Grizzle/Grizzel/ Grizzell. Many Grizzle researchers have linked my gggggrandfather William Grizzle in N.C. as supposedly married to a Lucy Deming, daughter of Eliakim Deming in Connecticut, but to my knowledge, no documentation has ever been found to substantiate that and is most probably simply incorrect and the wrong Lucy Deming. While I do not believe there is a connection between my Grizzle's and Solomon Griswold of Windsor Twp., there is always a possibility that somewhere through the ages there might have been so one can never say never.
I live within fifteen miles of the Pioneer Cemetery and hope to visit there sometime this Spring.
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