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Connections: Two Governors Griswold of Connecticut

27 Oct
Matthew Griswold is buried in the Duck River Cemetery in Old Lyme, CT

Matthew Griswold is buried in the Duck River Cemetery in Old Lyme, CT

Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) served as Governor of Connecticut from 1784 to 1786. In 1788, as delegate from Lyme, he was elected president of Connecticut’s convention to ratify the United States Constitution.

Griswold’s mother, Hannah Lee (1765-1773), was the sister of Stephen Lee (1698-1783), 8th great-grandfather to Richard, James, Gary, Lisa, Carl, Jane, Bruce, Cathy, Ron, Stacey, Matt and Sandy, making Governor Griswold the first cousin to our 7th great-grandmother, Hannah Lee Lay (1720-1784). Their mutual grandparents: Thomas Lee (1641-1704) and Mary DeWolf (1656-1724).

Matthew Griswold’s son Roger (1762-1812) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and  Governor of Connecticut from 1811 to 1812.

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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Connections

 

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