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    "The English Griswolds were an ancient county family, established at Solihull, Warwickshir, England prior to 1400. The name was generally written as Greswold." [quoted from Geneologies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield ]

    We have clear information only after the family was established in the United States There are indications that Jabez fought in the American Revolution.

    Jabez Griswold, Sr.
    of Sharon, CT married Deborah Pront of Middleton, 19 July 1763. Their children are:
    1. Jabez Jr. born 12 May 1764 died 1827 at Spencertown, NY
    2. Sarah born 12 Mar 1766 in Sharon, CT
    3. Mahilabel born 28 Dec. 1767 in Sharon, CT
    4. Milicent born 28 Jan 1770 in Sharon, CT
    5. Deborah born 1772

    Jabez Griswold, Jr.
    married Anna Spencer, Their children are:
    1. Abigail born 9 July 1788, died 2 Feb 1862
    2. Sherman (1790-1864)
    3. John Lawrence born 1795 died 2 Oct 1849
    4. Albert born 10 May 1803 in New York State.
    5. Norman Francis born 1805

    Albert Griswold
    married Lucida Benjamin in 1827. Their children are
    1. Daniel born 1829 at Chatham, Columbia County, New York,
      died 1884 in Maple Rapids, Clinton County, Michigan
    2. Louisa B. Griswold born 10/24/1833 died 1913

    Daniel B. Griswold
    married Elizabeth A. Robinson, 12/301861 at Arcade, New York. Their children are:
    1. Albert 10/25/1862 - 9/9/1940
    2. Emma 4/6/1869 - 3/19/1903
    3. E. Sherman 8/16/1873 - 8/25/1952
    4. Alice 5/14/1875 - ?
    5. Alvina 7/29/1877 - 1934
    6. Edna 5/15/1880 - 9/12/1880

    E. Sherman Griswold
    married Mary Chilson 11/6/1896 in Maple Rapids, Clinton County, Michigan. Their children are:
    1. Emma born 3/13/1898 in Clinton County
    2. Glen Edwin born 4/2/1901 in Gladwin County
    3. Meda Mayone born 4/8/1907
    4. Esther Mae born 2/7/1915

    Esther Mae Griswold
    married Marion Adams Beldin 9/4/1936 in Flint, Michigan. Their children are:
    1. Richard Allen Beldin born 8/29/1937 in Flint.
    2. Charles Edwin Beldin born 4/17/1942 in Flint