Re: Griswold, Jabez & Mary "Polly" Pruitt, Schuyler County, New York
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Re: Griswold, Jabez & Mary "Polly" Pruitt, Schuyler County, New York
Melinda Cooper 1/13/08
What I have on Jabez and Mary are:
The father of Squire Griswold was:
Jabez Griswold who was born June 08, 1757 probably in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York and died November 25, 1839 in Watkins, Schuyler County, New York at age 82 years, 5 months, and 17 days; he married Mary ‘Polly’ Pruitt who was born January 19, 1765 and died February 08, 1843 in Watkins, Schuyler County, New York at age 78 years and 19 days – married October 20, 1784 probably in New York; both are buried in the Watkins Glen Cemetery, Watkins, Schuyler County, New York.
1777 - Jabez enrolled in the militia maintained during the War of the Revolution under the Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York Company of Colonel Stephen J. Schuyler's militia; the town of Lansingburgh is located on the west the Hudson River, (south of Washington County);
October 20, 1784 – Married in probably New York;
August 27, 1787 - Son John born in Dover, Dutchess County, New York (south of Saratoga and Washington Counties);
August 30, 1794 - Daughter Clarry born in Saratoga County, New York (western NY adjoins Washington County);
August 17, 1798 - Son Squire born in Fort Ann, Washington County, New York (western NY);
1818 - Their residence was in Ballston, Saratoga County, New York (western NY);
1820 - The Census for Reading, Steuben County, New York showed Jabez, John (his brother or son?) and Nathaniel (his son?) Griswold as heads of households;
1822 - Their residence was in Catherine, Tioga County, New York (mid-southern NY)
1839 - Jabez died in Watkins, Schuyler County, New York (near Tioga County in mid-southern NY);
1843 - Polly died there in 1843.
They moved a lot. Both of their grand-daughters Emily and Freelove Griswold Wheeler were buried in the same cemetery as their grand-parents, along with their shared husband Reverend Nathaniel Milliman Wheeler – one wonders if Jabez and Polly lived with them or some other child in their old age, because they were back in their hometown of Watkins, Schuyler County, New York when they both died – Jabez in 1839 and Polly in 1843.
Jabez and Polly had 7 children:
1. John Griswold born August 27, 1787 in Dover, Dutchess County, New York and died April 17, 1874 in Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan at age 86 years 8 months 10 days; he married Sabra Bennett born March 19, 1793 in Fort Edward, Washington County, New York and died April 08, 1872 in Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan at age 79 years and 19 days; buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan– married January 01, 1812 in Fort Edward, Washington County, New York. John was a farmer.
Sabra’s parents were: Charles Bennett born 1759 in New York and died June 27, 1855 in Argyle, Washington County, New York; married Achsah Rhodes born 1769 and died 1844 – married about 1783-1784. Charles was in the Military between 1778 and 1783 in Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York. They had 7 children.
John Griswold lived in Dutchess, Saratoga, Washington, Steuben (the 1820 Census for Reading, Steuben County, New York had Jabez, John and Nathaniel (his brother?) Griswold as heads of households), and Ontario counties (their daughter Achsah married Albert Cooley August 20, 1844 in Ontario County) in New York State, and in 1834/5 they immigrated to Michigan, arriving at Hudson, Lenawee County on January 2, 1835. They had made the journey by team and wagon, at first coming to Adrian, thence to Canandaigua.
(In the 1850 Census for Pittsford, Hillsdale County, Michigan, John, his wife and daughter Sabra Ann were there – but this author found no Nelson Cady, who Sabra Ann married, on the census, and John was a farmer – Hillsdale and Lenawee were neighboring counties and directly next to each other). John built a log house, on a farm near Hudson (Lenawee), where he lived until 1870, when he moved into Hudson; in the census that year he was retired and Sabra was keeping house and they had living with them, a 40-year old female relative (could have been daughter Mary Ann? - keeping house) and a 19-year old male relative (?) keeping books.
Upon the death of his wife in 1872, John rented their town house and lived with his daughter, Sabra Ann (Griswold) Cady, wife of Nelson O. Cady, of Hudson (Nelson and Sabra Ann married October 20, 1852 in Hillsdale County, Michigan – Nelson had previously been married to Lydia and had children – Lydia died June 07, 1851, so Sabra raised Lydia’s children no doubt and Sabra Ann and Nelson possibly had children of their own; she was a seamstress – in 1880 Nelson worked in a machine shop at age 72 and had one widowed daughter living with him, by then Sabra Ann had died August 12, 1877).
John and Sabra Griswold had 7 children, including Sabra Ann:
1) Olive Griswold born September 13, 1813 and died April 11, 1859; married Jesse Gillett.
2) Achsah Bennett Griswoldborn October 17, 1820 in perhaps Reading, Steuben County, New York and died December 23, 1891 in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York; she married Albert Blake Cooley born August 9, 1815 and died July 2, 1886 both in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York – married August 20, 1843 in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York. Albert and Achsah had 8 children born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York.
Albert’s parents were: Lyman Cooley born August 11, 1792 and died September 22, 1849, both in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York; married Eunice Blake born 1794 in Litchfield, Connecticut and died July 1, 1847 in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York – married September 25, 1814 in Canandaigua, Ontario, New York. They had 7 children.
3) Sabra Ann Griswold born August 6, 1823 in New York and died August 11, 1877 in Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan; married Nelson O. Cady born 1808 in Vermont and died after 1880 in probably Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan – Nelson married Sabra Ann second October 20, 1851 in Hillsdale County, Michigan.
Nelson had married first Lydia born 1814 and who died June 07, 1851 - so Sabra raised Lydia’s children no doubt and Sabra Ann and Nelson possibly had children of their own; Sabra Ann was a seamstress.
4) Philander Griswold born March 28, 1826 in New York and died October 22, 1894 in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon; married Lydia Wormley born about 1837 in New York – married March 10, 1852 in Hillsdale County, Michigan. Twin to Philancy. He was a blacksmith in 1860 in Lenawee County, Michigan; a farmer named ‘Theodore’ in Lapeer County, Michigan in 1870; a farmer in 1880 in Deer Creek, Douglas County, Oregon. They may have had 2 children.
5) Philancy Griswold born March 28, 1826 in New York probably and died January 14, 1912 in Marsland, Dawes County, Nebraska. Female twin to Philander.
6) Mary Ann Griswold born October 12, 1829 in New York probably; married first Asa Lee Griswold who died October 5, 1856; married second William Aspinwall who died in 1901 – Mary Ann and William married March 28, 1876.
7) Fidelia Livonia Griswold born September 11, 1835and died young May 13, 1849 at age 14 years, both in Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan; buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan.
2. David P. Griswold born December 11, 1790 in New York.
3. Nathaniel Griswold born October 28, 1792 in New York; the 1820 Census for Reading, Steuben County, New York had Jabez, John and Nathaniel Griswold as heads of households (probably related John could have been his brother, Jabez his father).
4. Clarry Griswold born August 30, 1794 Saratoga County, New York and died November 05, 1860 in St. Genevieve County, Missouri at age 66 years, 2 months, and 5 days; married Henry Havens who was born October 30, 1789in Arglyle, Washington County, New Yorkand died September 24, 1880 in Hamilton, Heath Township, Allegan County, Michigan at age 90 years, 10 months, and 24 days – buried Riverside Cemetery, Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan - they were married in 1813 in possibly Saratoga, New York. In 1825 they were in Steuben County, New York - 3 acres under cultivation; 5 meat cattle; 5 sheep; 9 hogs; and 15 yards of cotton (cloth) produced in the last year. In 1830 they are in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York. In 1840 and 1850 they are in Grove, Allegany County, New York. In 1860 Henry and Clarry were living with their son Thomas Henry Kingman Havens and his wife Prudence Jane Blue Havens in St. Genevieve, Missouri when Clarry passed away; Clarry was supposed to have been buried on Thomas's property (Thomas purchased 128.29 acres in St. Genevieve on January 15, 1856). Henry then moved to his son’s home - Henry K. in Nunda, Livingston County, New York in 1870. In 1880 he was with daughter Lydia and son-in-law David Woodruff in Heath Township, Allegan County, Michigan, where he later died.
Henry Havens buried Riverside Cemetery, Saugatuck, Allegan County, MI
Henry was son of: Joseph Havens born 1753 in Long Island, New York and died April 1, 1833; married Martha Bennett born April 7, 1755 in Massachusetts and died September 3, 1845 in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York – married May 10, 1779 at the home of Stephen Osborn in Greenwich, Washington County, New York; the ceremony was performed by Elder John Fuller. Joseph served during the Revolutionary War in the 4th Regiment under Col. McCracken; Joseph Havens was promoted to Corporal on August 7, 1777 and held that rank until close to the end of the War. His occupations were that of a Rigger, a cooper and a farmer, at times, and that he lived near Lake Champlain, Washington County, Ontario County (now Wayne) and in Steuben County, New York. They had 13 children.
Clarry and Henry Havens had 12 children:
1) Polly Havens born March 15, 1814 and died in infancy March 29, 1814, both in Argyle, Washington County, New York.
2) Sarah ‘Sally’ Havens born May 01, 1815 in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York and died March 13, 1902 at age 86 years; married Levi Kellogg born 1815in New York and he died after 1880 – married May 6, 1835 in Naples, New York. In 1850 they were living in Sparta, Livingston County, New York. They are on the 1880 census for Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York; Levi was a “preacher of the gospel – a Free Will Baptist minister”; Levi was a “rather famous Baptist minister, and author of juvenile books.”(Levi’s parents were born in Connecticut.) Sally and Levi had 6 children.
3) Jabez Havens born July 11, 1817 in Steuben County, New York and died after 1880; married Clarinda born about 1817 and died before 1880 – married about 1835 probably in Pennsylvania. In 1850 they lived in Hamlin Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania. In 1880 Jabez Havens was in Keating, McKean County, Pennsylvania as a widower and a farmer. They had 3 children.
4) Thomas Henry Kingman Havens born August 26, 1819 Cohocton, Steuben County, New York and died April 14, 1879 Renault, Monroe County, Illinois at age 59 years.(Thomas had moved there in 1876 after the death of his wife and apparently to be near his son Hedge Havens; in 1880 Hedge lived and worked on the farm of Jacob Fults in Renault. Thomas selected his own burial place, which was located on a high bluff, and the monument can be seen with a glass for a distance of twenty miles. Another source give the burial site as Lake Mildred ); married first Prudence Jane Blue born November 25, 1828 in Virginia (or Tennessee) and died March 11, 1872 in Beulah, Bolivar County, Mississippi – married 1850in Missouri. (Some researchers say that he married four times and that Prudence Blue was wife number three; other says he may have married twice). Thomas and his family moved from Missouri to Mississippi sometime between the birth of the twins in 1862 in Missouri and the 1870 census where they show in Mississippi (some say they moved to Louisiana in 1866, then to Mississippi in 1869). About 1869 Thomas Havens moved his family from Louisiana to Mississippi; in 1870 they were in Glendale, Range 7, Bolivar County, Mississippi. Thomas was a farmer. Thomas and Prudence had 6 children (some say 9).
Thomas married second Safronia V. Marlattborn July 29, 1841 in Arkansas and died December 13, 1883 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 42 years – married after 1872 in Mississippi. Thomas and Safronia had 1 child. Some say that Thomas was married once in Missouri and twice afterwards. He had a total of 22 children!!! mostly BOYS. Cannot find 22 children and can find only 2 wives.
Prudence’s parents were: John Blue born October 30, 1797 and died July 6, 1840; married second Mary S. Shields born July 21, 1796 in Tennessee and died April 1872 – married February 11, 1819 in Giles County, Tennessee. They had 13 children; most of his children died young - of the surviving 4 children, only 3 married. John was married first to Matilda McClain – married before 1818.
5) Esquire ‘Squire’ ‘John’ G. Havens born January 19, 1821 in Steuben County, New York (probably Cohocton). He may have lived until 1840 and died before 1850, according to census records.
6) Mary ‘Polly’ G. Havens born March 26, 1824 in Steuben County, New York and died March 15, 1899 at age 74 years in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York; married Silas C. Lyon born in February 28, 1820 in Naples, Ontario, New York and died March 7, 1899 in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York – married October 26, 1844 in New York. They were in the 1855 Census for Naples, Ontario County with 2 children; they were on the 1860 Census with 4 children – he was a farm laborer; they were on the 1865 Census with a 6 children; 1870 Census showed 5 children – a farmer; 1880 Census Naples Ontario – he is a farmer and 3 children; and in 1892 the 2 of them were on the Naples Census. He was a farmer. They had 7 children.
Silas’ parents were: Simeon Alanson Lyon born about 1799 Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont and died 1877in Birdsall, Allegany County, New York; married Lucinda Smith born about 1800 in Massachusetts and died before 1870 in Naples, Ontario County, New York. They had 13 children.
7) Lydia A. Havens born May 09, 1826 in Grove Township, Allegany County, New York and died June 30, 1889 at age 63 years in Heath township, Allegan County, Michigan; married David O. Woodruff born in September 11, 1825and he died February 20, 1888 at age 72 years in Heath, Allegan county, Michigan – married about 1845 (but since David’s first wife died in 1846, perhaps they married 1846 or after). David and his family came to Michigan in the fall of 1864 from Pennsylvania. Lydia’s father Henry lived with them in 1880 and died there that year. They had 1 child.
David had been married first to Jane Duncombe born December 13, 1817 in Illinois or Canada and died January 8, 1846 in Keeler, Van Buren County, Michigan –buried Keeler Cemetery, Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan – married before 1843. They had one child in1843 (or about 1840) in Canada.
Jane was the daughter of: Moses Duncombe born December 8, 1790 Keeler, Van Buren County, Michigan and died December 16, 1858 Keeler, Van Buren County, Michigan; married Sarah Oliphont born August 12, 1793 and died August 16, 1848 Keeler, Van Buren County, Michigan. They had 8 children.
8) Henry K. Havens born February 19, 1829 in Naples, Ontario County, New York and died October 24, 1907 in possibly Nunda, Livingston County, New York; he married Eleanor ‘Ella’ Closeborn January 4, 1836 in Nunda, Livingston County, New York and died after 1880 probably in Nunda, Livingston County, New York – married on May 25, 1856 in Nunda, Livingston County, New York. He was a farmer and they lived in Nunda. His father Henry Havens lived with them in 1870 census for Nunda. Henry K. is living in Nunda in 1900. They had 4 children.
Eleanor was the daughter of: John Close.
9) John G. Havens was born August 17, 1832in New York and died July 08, 1870; he married Kate Curtisborn about 1845. They had 1 child.
10) Emily Havens born May 14, 1835 in New York; married John Woodfordborn about 1825. On the 1850 Grove, Allegany County, New York census he is living right next door to the Havens and is 25 years old.
11) Eleanor Ellen Havens born August 14, 1837 in New York and died August 21, 1860 at age 23 years; married William Smith. They had 2 children.
12) Grove ‘Grovernor’ Havens born November 25, 1840 in Grove Township, Allegany County, New York and died May 9, 1907 at age 66 years in Meade County, South Dakota; married Medfred Goza born April 1866 in Missouri and died after 1900 – married about 1887 in South Dakota. Medfred was of Spanish descent.In 1880 Grove is in Lawrence Township, Dakota Territory and is a stone mason living in a hotel.In 1900 they are in Box Elder Creek Township, Lawrence County, South Dakota; he is a lumber contractor. Grove owned land in South Dakota. They had no children.
5. Squire Griswold who was born August 17, 1798 in Fort Ann, Washington County, New York. (I have more on him).
6. Olive Griswold born January 18, 1802 and died young April 16, 1812 at age 10 years, 2 months, and 28 days both in New York.
7. James Griswold born November 03, 1804 in New York.
I am sorry I don't have more on James; if you get more please let me know as I am writing a book on this family.
Thanks for being in touch,