ii. CHARLES, b. Jan. 27, 1798; d. young.
324. iii. SAKAH, b. Sept. 21, 1799; d. Aug. 30, 1829.
iv. CHARLES, b. June 11, 1801; d. young.
325. v. ANN, b. Aug. 23, 1803; d. Aug. 23, 1825.
324. SARAH WING S (Lydia 2 Howland, Gideon^), elder
daughter of Edward and Lydia (Howland) Wing, was born
Sept. 21, 1799, and died in New Bedford Aug. 30, 1829.
She married, 1828, James Coggeshall, being his second wife.
i. JOHN W., b. Dec. 21, 1828; d. April 28, 1855; unm.
325. ANN WING S (Lydia 2 Howland., Gideon 1 ), younger
daughter of Edward and Lydia (Howland) Wing, was born
Aug. 23, 1803, was married Jan. 28, 1823, and died in New
Bedford Aug. 23, 1825. She was the first wife of James
Coggeshall, who, after her death, married her elder sister.
i. EDWARD, b. June 2, 1824; d. Oct. 24, 1824.
Lydia (Howland) Wing therefore left no descendants to
participate in the distribution of the estate of Sylvia Ann
DESCENDANTS OF SYLVIA GRINNELL
[Compiled by William M. Emery.]
The first of the American Grinnells, Matthew, who is
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
found at Newport, R. I., as early as 1638, was a French
Huguenot of noble birth, as shown by the history of the
family of Pierre Grenelle, born about 1480, which has been
published in Paris. This work, compiled by M. De la
Ramee, director of the Heraldic and Biographic Institute of
France, and a number of different learned societies, forms a
part of the "Authentic Collection of Genealogical Histories
of Noble and Titled Families of France." The book con-
tains copies of numerous birth and marriage certificates,
extracts from wills, deeds, etc., to prove all facts, step by
step. According to this work, the family of Grenelle origi-
nated in the Duchy of Bourgogne, where its members have
occupied positions of importance, and where they were
Lords of Pimont and La Grange-Gourmond.
Matthew was the only one to come to America. The
others remained Catholics, and their descendants, it is said,
are still to be found in the Province of Bourgogne.
The Grenelle coat of arms was: Argent, with chevron
azure, enclosing in base a pomegranate natural, foliate and
stemmed, vert; in chief gules charged with a lion-leopard,
passant, or. Supports: Two lions contournes, or, langued
gules. Crest : Helmet of the Chevalier. Motto : Animus,
honor, et fides.
The American line of descent follows:
PiERRE 1 GRENELLE, b. about 1480 ; m. 1509, Marie Perrier.
CHARLES 2 GRENELLE, equerry, b. 1510 ; m. 1544, Jeanne de
GRATiEN 3 GRENELLE, b. 1550 ; d. after 1625 ; judge for the
crown at Tournurs; manager of the hospital there; Lord
244 THE HOWLAND HEIRS
of Pimont and La Grange-Gourmond ; m. 1581, the noble
demoiselle, Margarite Quarre.
JEAN* GRENELLE, Lord of Pimont and king's counsellor,
and heir of his brother, Lord Claude Grenelle ; name of wife
unknown. Three sons, Jean, Lord of Pimont, Pierre, and
MATTHEW 5 GRINNELL was born in Macon, France, in 1602
(as appears in the cabinet of deeds, No. 29,877, Bibliotheque
Nationale) ; embraced the Protestant religion, and for this
fact was obliged to emigrate, coming to Newport, R. I.
(Authority: Manuscript Notes concerning Protestant Emi-
grants to America, and the very authentic book of Rev.
Baird.) May 20, 1638, he was admitted as an inhabitant
of Newport. His wife, named Rose, survived him, being
in 1643 the wife of Anthony Paine and later marrying
James Weeden. There were three sons and a daughter.
DANIEL 6 GRINNELL, b. about 1636 ; d. after 1703 in Little
Compton, R. I. m. Mary Wordell, daughter of William
Wordell, who was banished from Boston because of his re-
ligious views. Three children.
RiCHARD 7 GRINNELL, b. 1675; d. July 1, 1725, in Little
Compton, where he was a substantial man of affairs, a large
land holder, and appointed to keep the ordinary; m. May
25, 1704, Patience Emery, b. 1681, d. March 10, 1749. Nine
DANIEL 8 GRINNELL, b. April 20, 1721, in Little Compton,
where he was engaged in farming ; m. May 31, 1741, Grace,
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Church) Palmer, b. Jan.
18, 1720, in Little Compton. She was a descendant of
Richard Warren of the Mayflower. Nine children, of whom
Captain Moses Grinnell (1751-1797), commander of a
privateer during the Revolution, w r as owner of a house
''shot up" in the British raid on New Bedford in 1778.
(See page 43.)
CAPTAIN CORNELIUS** GRINNELL (Daniel, 8 Richard, *
Daniel* Matthew 5 }, b. Feb. 11, 1758; d. April 19, 1850;
m. May, 1785, Sylvia, fourth daughter of Gideon and
Sarah (Hicks) Howland.
SYLVIA GRINNELL'S DESCENDANTS 245
MAYFLOWER ANCESTRY OF GRLNNELLS
[As Accepted by the Society of Mayflower Descendants.]
1. RICHARD WARREN, who landed at Plymouth from the May-
flower, d. 1628. His wife Elizabeth came in the Ann in 1623, with
her daughters. She d. Oct. 2, 1673, aged above 90 years. Their
2. ELIZABETH WARREN married Richard Church. He was b. 1608
and came to New England in the fleet with Governor Winthrop in
1630. He resided in Plymouth, Eastham, Charlestown and Hingham
They were married at Plymouth about 1635-6. He was a sergeant in
the Pequot War. He d. at Dedham, Dec. 27, 1668, and his wife d.
at Hingham, March 4, 1670. Their son
3. JOSEPH CHURCH, b. in Plymouth 1637-8, d. at Little Comp-
ton, R. I., March 5, 1711. He was an ensign in the militia, deputy
and county magistrate. His brother was the famous Colonel Benja-
min Church, the Indian fighter, conspicuous in King Philip's War.
Joseph m. at Hingham, Dec. 30, 1660, Mary, daughter of John Tucker,
baptized Oct. 8, 1640, d. at Little Compton, March 2, 1710. They had
six children. Their son
4. JOSEPH CHURCH, b. 1663, d. Dec. 19, 1715, at Little Comp-
ton, married Grace Shaw, d. March 1, 1739. He had considerable
property. Their daughter
5. ELIZABETH CHURCH, b. February, 1699, m. John Palmer, and
was the mother of Grace Palmer, who married Daniel Grinnell.
7. SYLVIA 2 ROWLAND (Gideon 1 ) was born in Dartmouth
Aug. 4, 1765, and died in New Bedford Aug. 1, 1837, aged
seventy-two years. She married in May, 1785, Captain
Cornelius Grinnell, son of Daniel and Grace (Palmer)
Grinnell, born in Little Compton Feb. 11, 1758 and died
in New Bedford April 19, 1850, aged ninety-two years.
To her lovely character and steady discharge of duty her
children were in no small degree indebted for the success
and honors at which they arrived. She was residing with
her aunt, Mrs. Judith Russell, when Captain Grinnell first
saw her at the spinning wheel, and was charmed with her
graceful figure and movements. Her children all bore the
impress of her features.
Captain Grinnell came to New Bedford in boyhood, and
served an apprenticeship at the hatter's trade with his
brother-in-law, Joseph Austin, but he eventually decided
246 THE ROWLAND HEIRS
to go to sea. Entering the whaling service he speedily won
promotion. In 1791 he made a voyage as first mate in the
Rebecca, a famous ship. The captain was taken ill, and
Mate Grinnell was placed in charge, and continued as
captain on subsequent voyages. He also sailed in the mer-
chant service, and prospered greatly. His voyages were
generally to the north of Europe. Subsequently he was in
partnership with his brother-in-law, Captain William How-
land, in the shipping and general merchandising business.
His prudence and sagacity were held in the highest
respect, and his counsel was much sought for in financial
affairs. When the Bedford Bank was incorporated in
1803, he became a director, and after its charter had ex-
pired, he was also a director in its successor, the Bedford
Commercial Bank. Captain Grinnell was also one of the
incorporators and a trustee of the New Bedford Institution
During the Revolutionary War Captain Grinnell served
his country on land and sea. He was with his brother-in-
law, Cornelius Rowland, in the Bermuda adventure and
the plot to capture the British captain. In 1780 he bore
arms in Captain George Claghorn's company of Colonel
Abiel Mitchell's Bristol County Regiment. During the
latter part of his life, by invitation of the elders, he sat
upon the "rising seat" at Friends meeting, but never
joined the meeting in full fellowship. He was hospitable,
urbane, a man of sound judgment, and unswerving
The portrait of Captain Grinnell appearing in this
volume was painted in Havre during one of his voyages,
presumably about 1793, when he was thirty-five years old.
Its strong resemblance to Lafayette has been often remark-
ed. The painting now hangs in the parlor of his grandson,
Irving Grinnell, at New Hamburg, on the Hudson.
Children of Captain Cornelius and Sylvia (Rowland)
326. i. CORNELIUS, b. Feb. 8, 1786; d. Dec. 11, 1830.
327. ii. JOSEPH, b. Nov. 17, 1788; d. Feb. 7, 1885.
328. iii. SYLVIA, b. Aug. 11, 1791, d. Sept 26, 1844.
329. iv. WILLIAM PALMER, b. Sept. 1, 1797; d. Nov. 1850.
330. v. HENRY, b. Feb. 18, 1799; d. June 30, 1874.
vi. ABRAHAM B., b. June 14, 1801; d. June 14, 1824; unm.
331. vii. MOSES HICKS, b. March 23, 1803; d. Nov. 24, 1877.
viii. FRANCIS H., b. Aug. 11, 1805; d. Jan. 30, 1806.
332. ix. JAMES MADISON, b. Oct. 30, 1807; d. June 10, 1854.
SYLVIA ( ROWLAND ) GRINNELL
SYLVIA GRINNELL 'S DESCENDANTS 247
326. CORNELIUS GRINNELL, JR. S (Sylvia 2 Howland,
Gideon*), son of Cornelius and Sylvia (Howland) Grin-
nell, was born in New Bedford Feb. 8, 1786, and died there
Dec. 11, 1830. As a young man he went to New York and
became a partner in the commission business. Returning
to New Bedford he purchased a farm at Potomska, and
for a few years engaged in the raising of fine Merino sheep.
About 1828 he returned to New Bedford and erected the
residence, now standing at the corner of County and Haw-
thorn streets, and occupied by Mrs. Horatio Hathaway.
He was representative to the Legislature from New Bed-
ford and Dartmouth for three years. He and William W.
Swain, his brother-in-law, were contractors with the gov-
ernment for several years for supplying lighthouses.
Mr. Grinnell married (1) June 26, 1808, Eliza Tallman 6
Russell (Gilbert, 5 Joseph, 4 Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 John 1 ), daugh-
ter of Gilbert and Lydia (Tallman) Russell,* born Nov.
27, 1784, died Jan. 19, 1827; (2) Oct. 9, 1828, her sister,
Mary Russell, born Oct. 14, 1790, died Sept. 10, 1838, while
on a visit to the Blue Sulphur Springs, Va. Children, by
i. ELIZA EUSSELL, b. July 3, 1809; d. Feb. 26, 1842; unm.
333. ii. LAWRENCE, b. April 17, 1811; d. Dec. 14, 1893.
334. iii. MARY RUSSELL, b. Jan. 28, 1813; d. Feb. 21, 1903.
335. iv. JOSEPH G., b. Oct. 29, 1814; d. Jan. 28, 1873.
336. v. EDMUND, b. March 26, 1817; d. Sept. 19, 1843.
337. vi. WILLIAM EUSSELL, b. March 10, 1819; d. Oct. 11, 1888.
vii. FRANCIS, b. Oct. 7, 1820; d. 1821.
338. viii. FRANCIS, b. Nov. 5, 1821 ; d. Jan. 18, 1914.
ix. SUSAN EUSSELL, b. March 23, 1823; d. July 1, 1908.
339. x. CORNELIA, b. March 19, 1825; d. March 26, 1904.
327. HON. JOSEPH GRINNED!/ (Sylvia 2 Howland, Gid-
eon 1 ), son of Cornelius and Sylvia (Howland) Grinnell,
*Gilbert Eussell (1760-1829), a prominent and prosperous citizen
of New Bedford, was a son of that Joseph Eussell for whom the
township was named (See pages 17-18). He was a grandson of
Barnabas Howland, father of Gideon. His children were:
i. ELIZA T., m. Cornelius Grinnell, Jr.
ii. WILLIAM T., m. Sylvia Grinnell.
iii. MAK*, m. Cornelius Grinnell, Jr.
iv. LYDIA, m. William W. Swain.
v. CATHARINE B., m. Joseph E. Anthony,
vi. EEBECCA D., d. inf.
vii. SUSAN, m. Hon. Moses H. Grinnell.
His niece, Sarah E. Eussell, m. Hon. Joseph Grinnell.
248 THE ROWLAND HEIRS
was born in New Bedford, Nov. 17, 1788, and died there
Feb. 7, 1885, in his ninety-seventh year. After receiving a
counting house training he went to New York, and about
1815, with his cousin, Preserved Fish, established the mer-
cantile firm of Fish & Grinnell, afterwards Grinnell, Min-
turn & Co. A few years later his two younger brothers,
Henry and Moses H., were admitted into partnership.
During the thirties he withdrew, and returning to New
Bedford, built a large granite mansion, still standing, on
County street, south of that of his brother Cornelius, from
plans by Russell Warren, a famous architect. He was the
founder of the cotton manufacturing industry of New
Bedford, being the organizer of the Wamsutta Mills cor-
poration and its first president. He was president of the
Marine, now the First National Bank, and of the New
Bedford & Taunton Railroad. From 1839 to 1841 he was
a member of the governor's council, and from 1843 to
1851, a member of Congress, serving with conspicuous zeal
and fidelity. He married (1) May 14, 1812, Sarah R.
Russell, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Schumacher)
Russell, born April 26, 1788, died July 27, 1862; (2) Sept.
19, 1865, Mrs. Rebecca Kinsman, daughter of Abijah
Chace of Salem, born 1810, died July 6, 1882. Mr. Grin-
nell had no children, but adopted his neice Cornelia,
youngest daughter of his brother Cornelius.
328. SYLVIA GRINNELL 3 (Sylvia 2 Hoivland, Gideon 1 ),
only daughter of Cornelius and Sylvia (Rowland) Grin-
nell, was born in New Bedford Aug. 11, 1791, and died
there Sept. 26, 1844. She married, Dec. 15, 1819, William
Tallman Russell, son of Gilbert and Lydia (Tallman)
Russell, born Nov. 4, 1788, died March 6, 1872. He was
engaged in the whale fishery and candle manufacture,
and also in the South American trade. From 1849 to
1853 he was collector of the port of New Bedford, and
subsequently secretary of the Bedford Commercial In-
surance Co. Children:
i. ELLEN, b. Dec. 25, 1820; d. May 22, 1842; unm.
ii. LAURA, b. Aug. 10, 1822; d. young,
iii. GILBERT, b. Dec. 1, 1823; d. Dec. 12, 1893 in New York;
iv. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 22, 1825; d. Feb. 12, 1867; unm.
v. MORTON, b. Oct. 26, 1827; d. Aug. 7, 1830.
SYLVIA. GRINNELL'S DESCENDANTS 249
340. vi. HENRY GRINNELL, b. Oct. 25, 1829; d. Sept. 24, 1904.
vii. MARY, b. Aug. 12, 1831; d. Dee. 23, 1833.
329. WILLIAM PALMER GRiNNELL 3 (Sylvia 2 Rowland
Gideon 1 ), son of Cornelius and Sylvia (Howland) Grinnell,
was born in New Bedford, Sept. 1, 1797 and died in San
Francisco, November, 1850. He married Nov. 3, 1821,
Mary Brown Coggeshall, daughter of John and Elizabeth
(Brown) Coggeshall, born Feb. 14, 1802, died Dec. 12, 1872.
He was engaged in business in New Bedford. Children :
341. i. JOHN COGGESHALL, b. Nov. 15, 1822; d. July 14, 1908.
ii. CHARLES GREEN, b. Sept. 6, 1825; d. Aug. 8, 1827.
342. iii. HENRY, b. May 17, 1827; d. Jan. 1892.
343. iv. SYLVIA HOWLAND, b. Sept. 6, 1831 ; d. Nov. 26, 1915.
v. ELIZABETH C., b. Oct. 1, 1833; d. Aug. 9, 1851.
vi. WILLIAM: PALMER, b. Dec. 17, 1841; unm. Resides in
330. HENRY GRINNELL S (Sylvia 2 Howland, Gideon 1 ),
son of Cornelius and Sylvia (Howland) Grinnell, was born
in New Bedford, Feb. 18, 1799, and died in New York City
June 30, 1874. After graduating from New Bedford
Academy he began his mercantile life in a New York count-
ing house, and in 1825, became a member of the firm of Fish
& Grinnell. For many years, in the firm of Grinnell, Min-
turn & Co., he was one of the most distinguished merchants
of New York. He was much interested in geography and
especially Arctic exploration, and in 1850, at his own ex-
pense, fitted out an expedition to search for Sir John Frank-
lin under De Haven. In 1853 with George Peabody, he ex-
pended $50,000 in equipping the second Franklin expedi-
tion, in charge of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane. He also con-
tributed freely to the Hayes Arctic expedition of 1860, and
the Polaris expedition of 1861. Grinnell land in the Polar
Sea perpetuates the family name. Mr. Grinnell was the
first president of the American Geographical Society. He
married June 12, 1822, Sarah, daughter of William and
Sarah (Bowne) Minturn of New York who died in April,
1881. Her brother was one of Mr. Grinnell's business part-
ners. Children :
i. CORNELIUS, b. Dec. 15, 1825; d. at Cowes, Isle of Wight,
1869; unm. He resided in London.
344. ii. SARAH MINTURN, b. Oct. 30, 1827; d. Feb. 28, 1905.
250 THE ROWLAND HEIRS
345. iii. EGBERT MINTURN, b. Dec. 30, 1829; d. April 17, 1898.
iv. WILLIAM MINTURN, b. Nov. 30, 1831; d. in Arkansas,
Nov. 2, 1870; unm.
v. MARY MINTURN, b. Dec. 6, 1834; d. young,
vi. HENRY ROWLAND, b. Nov. 27, 1836; d. young.
346. vii. SYLVIA HOWLAND, b. May 3, 1838.
viii. MARY MINTURN, b. Jan. 17, 1841; d. Aug. 28, 1847.
347. ix. HENRY WALTON, b. Nov. 19, 1843.
331. HON. MOSES HICKS GRINNELL S (Sylvia 2 Rowland,
Gideon 1 ), son of Cornelius and Sylvia (Howland) Grinnell,
was born in New Bedford, March 23, 1803, and died in New
York City Nov. 24. 1877. He was a distinguished merchant
of New York, to which city he repaired at an early age, and
was in partnership with his brothers, and in the firm of
Grinnell, Minturn & Co. He gave liberally towards Dr.
Kane's Arctic expedition and to the Union cause in the
Civil "War. In 1839-41 he served in Congress as a Whig,
and in 1869-70 was collector of the port of New York. He
was president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the
original Central Park Commission, for five years commis-
sioner of charities and correction, and president of the
Union Club for six years. He enjoyed the friendship of
Webster, Seward, General Grant, Washington Irving and
other noted men. It is said that Webster, when secretary
of state, received his first suggestion of the appointment of
Irving as minister to Spain from a remark of Mr. Grinnell.
Mr. Grinnell married (1) Nov. 11, 1824, Susan Russell of
New Bedford, daughter of Gilbert and Lydia (Tallman)
Russell, born Jan. 22, 1800, died Nov. 17, 1832; (2) at New
York, June 30, 1836, Julia Irving, daughter of William and
Julia (Paulding) Irving, born Nov. 21, 1803, died Feb. 23,
1872, at Genoa, Italy. The second wife was a niece of
Washington Irving, and her mother was a sister of Hon.
James Kirke Paulding, author, congressman, and secretary
of the navy. Children by second marriage :
348. i. JULIA IRVING, b. March 16, 1837; d. Feb. 16, 1915.
349. ii. IRVING, b. Aug. 9, 1839.
350. iii. FANNY LESLIE, b. Sept. 23, 1842; d. May 14, 1887.
332. JAMES MADISON GRINNELL 3 (Sylvia 2 Howland,
Gideon 1 ), son of Cornelius and Sylvia (Howland) Grinnell,
was born in New Bedford Oct. 30, 1807, and died in Pom-
SYLVIA GRINNELL'S DESCENDANTS 251
fret, Conn., June 10, 1854. He married in 1832 Elizabeth,
daughter of Dr. George H. and Elizabeth Perry of Hopkin-
ton, R. I., who died in Thompson, Conn., about 1855.
i. HARRIET W., b. Aug. 7, 1833; d. Sept. 28, 1902, at Man-
hattan, Kan. ; unm.
351. ii. MOSES J., b. March 22, 1835; d .July 21, 1864.
iii. GEORGE P., b. Sept. 19, 1837; d. Dec. 20, 1865; unm.
352. iv. JOHN W., b. June 7, ]839; d. Oct. 28, 1884.
v. HAGADON W., b. July 19, 1841; d. unm. at Hong Kong,
vi. DANIEL H., b. June 4, 1848; unm. Besides in New
vii. HERBERT H., b. Jan. 5, 1851; d. Feb. 15, 1883, at Walla
Walla, Wash.; married; no children.
333. LAWRENCE GRINNELL* (Cornelius Grinnell, 3
Sylvia 2 Rowland, Gideon*}, son of Cornelius and Eliza T.
(Russell) Grinnell, was born in New Bedford, April 17,
18.11, and died there Dec. 14, 1893. In 1829 he went to
New York to enter the counting room of Fish & Grinnell,
and was there three years. Returning to New Bedford he
engaged in the manufacture of sperm oil and candles, and
was also agent of several vessels. In 1843 he became agent
for the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, a position
which he held for nearly fifty years. Subsequently he
made the life and fire insurance business his occupation. In
1846 he became treasurer of the New Bedford and Taunton
Railroad Co., holding that position until 1873. He then
successively became treasurer of the New Bedford Railroad
and of the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad. He
served as a member of the common council for two years.
From 1861 to 1870 he was collector of customs of New Bed-
ford, being appointed by President Lincoln. Mr. Grinnell
married, Oct. 8, 1835, Rebecca Smith Williams, daughter
of Richard Williams, born June 21, 1814, died Oct. 8, 1893.
353. i. FREDERICK, b. Aug. 14, 1836; d. Oct. 21, 1905.
ii. LAURA, b. Feb. 7, 1840; d. Nov. 10. 1842.
iii. MARY EUSSELL, b. Sept. 23, 1843; d. Oct. 11, 1874.
354. iv. KICHARD WILLIAMS, b. Jan. 10, 1846; d. Dec. 23, 1900.
v. NINA, infant, d. Nov. 12, 1851.
334. MARY RUSSELL GRINNELL* (Cornelius Grinnell, 3
Sylvia 2 Howland, Gideon 1 }, daughter of Cornelius and
252 THE ROWLAND HEIRS
Eliza T. (Russell) Grinnell, was born in New Bedford Jan.
28, 1813, and died Feb. 21, 1903, in Milton, Mass., aged
ninety years. She married Oct. 30, 1844, Henry Holdrege,
a commission merchant of New York, born June 6, 1818,
at Mystic, Conn., died Sept. 11, 1877, at Mamaroneck, N. Y.
i. SIDNEY LATHAM, b. Dec. 8, 1845; d. Nov. 15, 1898;
355. ii. GEORGE WAKD, b. March 26, 1847.
356. iii. SUSAN GRINNELL, b. Nov. 11, 1848; d. Sept. 14, 1918.
357. iv. ELLEN MARY, b. Sept. 25, 1851.
358. v. LAURA GRINNELL, b. Dec. 29, 1852.
359. vi. NATHALIE, b. Oct. 8, 1857.
335. JOSEPH G. GRINNELL* (Cornelius Grinnell, 3 Sylvia 2
Rowland, Gideon 1 }, son of Cornelius and Eliza T. (Russell)
Grinnell, was born in New Bedford Oct. 29, 1814, and died
there Jan. 28, 1873. He carried on the iron foundry bus-
iness. He married (1) Sept. 14, 1841, Susan Williams, who
died at St. Croix, West Indies, April 13, 1843, without
issue; (2) Sept. 23, 1847, Lydia Williams Presbury, daugh-
ter of Rev. Samuel and Myra (Williams) Presbury, born
1829, died in New Bedford Dec. 16, 1916. Children by
second marriage :
360. i. EDMUND, b. Oct. 13, 1850; d. Aug. 26, 1892.
ii. SUSAN WILLIAMS, b. Feb. 16, 1852; d. June 18, ]888;
m. June 20, 1882, William Wanton Dunnell, son of
Jacob and Amey Dexter (Brown) Dunnell of Provi-
dence, b. Sept. 13, 1850. No children.
361. iii. ARTHUR GORDON, b. July 6. 1854.
362. iv. JOSEPHINE G., b. June 6, 1856.
v. EACHEL ROWLAND, b. Nov. 12, 1860; d. Oct. 11, 1878.
336. EDMUND GRINNELL* (Cornelius Grinnell, 3 Sylvia, 2
Howland, Gideon*}, son of Cornelius and Eliza T. (Russell)
Grinnell, was born in New Bedford March 26, 1817, and
died at Mill Point, Ky., Sept. 19, 1843. He carried on a
plantation. He married March 3, 1842, Mary Wood. Son :
363. i. CHARLES SPENCER, b. March 30, 1843; d. April 15, 1894.
337. WILLIAM RUSSELL GRINNELL* (Cornelius Grinnell,*
Sylvia 2 Howland, Gideon 1 }, son of Cornelius and Eliza T.
SYLVIA GRINNELL'S DESCENDANTS 253
(Russell) Grinnell, was born in New Bedford, March 10,
1819, and died at Aurora, N. Y., where he was engaged in
agricultural pursuits, Oct. 11, 1888. He married, June 8,
1847, at "Sunnyside," Irvington, N. Y., Charlotte Van
Wart Irving, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Kip)
Irving, and niece of Washington Irving, born Sept. 3, 1824,
died March 16, 1911. Children :
364. i. EDWIN MORGAN, b. March 18, 1849.
ii. LAWRENCE LESLIE, b. Sept. 18, 1851 ; d. Aug. 20, 1881 ;
m. April 7, 1880, Edith Willis, daughter of Nathan-
iel P. and Cornelia (Grinnell) Willis (see No. 339,
iii). No children.
365. iii. WILLIAM IRVING, b. May 3, 1855.
338. FRANCIS GRINNELL* (Cornelius Grinnell, 3 Sylvia 2
Rowland, Gideon 1 -}, son of Cornelius and Eliza T. (Russell)
Grinnell, was born in New Bedford Nov. 5, 1821, and died
in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1914, aged ninety-two
years. After engaging in farming in Dartmouth for a
number of years he removed to Yellow Springs where he
carried on a milling business. He married Dec. 8, 1846,
Marion Gales Johnson, daughter of Robert Ransom and
Winifred (Gales) Johnson, born in North Carolina, May
17, 1823, died at Yellow Springs, Sept, 25, 1893. Children :
366. i. CORNELIUS ROWLAND, b. Oct. 22, 1847; d. March 3,
ii. ALTONA HOLSTEIN, b. Dec. 12, 1848; d. April 16, 1896;
m. Bailey Willis, son of Nathaniel P. and Cornelia
(Griunell) Willis (see No. 374); daughters, Marion
367. iii. EGBERT JOHNSON, b. March 25, 1851; d. Oct. 23, 1913.
368. iv. FRANK MARION, b. June 18, 1853.
369. v. GALES MARSHALL, b. Dec. 23, 1855.
vi. ERNEST ALFRED, b. "Nov. 21, 1857; m. (1) 1886, Frank
Smith, who d. June, 1889; (2) 1896, Mary Mc-
Coombs. No children. Besides in Sheridan, Wyo.
vii. CORNELIA WILLIS, b. April 6, 1861; unm. Besides at
Yellow Springs, Ohio.
370. viii. WILLIAM LEE, b. Jan. 7, 1864.
371. ix. MORTON BUSSELL, b. Feb. 28, 1867.
339. CORNELIA GRINNELL, 4 (Cornelius Grinnell, 3 Sylvia-