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GENEALOGY COLLECTION



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Family-Histories



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Genealogies



IN THREE VOLUMES— VOLUME SECOND



Family Histories

AND

Genealogies



■Volume Second

containing a series of

©entalo^ital anir BioflmpJjical iWonoijmpijQ

ON THE FAMILIES OF

GRISWOLD, WOLCOTT, PITKIN, OGDEN, JOHNSON AND
DIODATI

AND NOTES ON THE FAMILIES OF

DeWOLF, drake, BOND AND SWAYNE, AND DUNBAR



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PRIVATELY PRINTED



COPYRIGHT, 1892
EDWARD ELBRIDGE SALISBURY
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" (Our calmer jutigment toill ratl)cr tcnb to mobcratc t\)(in to suppress tl)c
pribe of an ancient anb roortl)]! race. ®l)e satirist man langl), tlje pliilosopl)er
mag preaci) ; but reason Ijcrsclf mill respect tijc prcjubicc anb Ijabits U)l)icl)
Ijaoc been consecrateb bn tl)c eicpcrience of manUinb. . . . 3n tIjc inucsti-
gation of past euents our curiositn is stimulateb bg tl)c immcbiatc or inbirect
reference to onrscloes ; but in tl)c estimate of Ijononr uje slionlb learn to imluc
tl)e gifts of noture abooc tijose of fortune; to esteem in our ancestors tlje
qualities tljat best promote tljc interests of societn, anb to pronounce tl]c
bescenbant of a king less trulu noble tl)an tl)e offspring of a man of genius,
mljose mritings will instruct a\ib beligljt tl)c latest posteritg "—Edward Gibbon.



CONTENTS



Title of Volume Second ....... ^^.^

On the Proper Criteria of Judgment in the Estimate of Ancestry,

BY Edward Gibbon ....... Hi

(KtfStnOltl (pp. 1-121):

Amu I

Sources of the information upon which this Monograph is

based ........ i

Two brothers, Edward and Matthew Griswold, come to America

about 1639 ........ 2

Their sworn statements of 1684, by which is fixed the date of immi-
gration ........ 2

A third brother, Thomas, remained in England, as shown by a docu-
ment quoted in full from the New London Probate Office . 4

George Griswold is proved to be father of these three brothers by a

deposition lately found, here quoted ... 5

His probable descent shown from the Greswold family of

CO. Warwick ....... 6

And his probable identity with the George Greswold whose baptism
is recorded in the Parish-register of Solihul, under date of
April 23, 1548 ....... 8

Account of the three brothers Griswold ... 9

Edward Griswold the elder of the two emigrants ... 10

His descendants ....... 11

Matthew Griswold the emigrant ..... 13

Descendants of Matthew and Anna (Wolcott) Griswold . 22

John Rogers, founder of the Rogerenes .... 23

Chief Justice Waite ...... 26



CONTENTS



Matthew Griswold the second . . . .

Letter to his future wife .......

Letter to Cotton Mather relating what had befallen his son Matthew

Children of Matthew and Phoebe (Hyde) Griswold

George Griswold's Latin salutatory, Yale 1717

Extracts from one of his sermons .....

His obituary by Rev. Jonathan Parsons ....



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Descendants of George and Hannah (Lynde) Griswold
Other children of Matthew and Phoebe (Hyde) Griswold
Judge John Griswold .....

Descendants of Judge John and Hannah (Lee) Griswold
Gen. Samuel Holden Parsons ....

Gov. Matthew Griswold and his wife ; her Pitkin-Wolcott
descent .......

Extracts from his correspondence

Family-circle of Mrs. Ursula (Wolcott) Griswold

Children of Gov. Matthew and Ursula (Wolcott) Griswold

Judge Matthew Griswold ......

Gov. Roger Griswold ......

Pedigree-Sketch of Descent of Fanny (Rogers) Griswold
Descendants of Gov. Roger and Fanny (Rogers) Griswold
Capt. John Griswold .....

Other children of Gov. Matthew and Ursula (Wolcott) Gris-
wold .......

Dea. John Griswold and his wife Sarah Johnson . . .1

Their descendants ....... i



82
IDS
106



Mrs. Elizabeth (Griswold) Gurley and her family



CONTENTS



Mrs. Sarah (Griswold) Gardiner and her family
Mrs. Ursula (Griswold) McCurdy and her family
Judge Charles Johnson McCurdy
Mrs. Evelyn (McCurdy) Salisbury



Notts on ttt iFamflg of BcSmolf (pp. 123-165):

The name, in various forms, common as a surname in various

languages . . . . . . . 123

Distinguished Europeans bearing the name . . . 124

Early American DeWolfs . . . . . . 125

First notices of Balthasar DeWolf, 1656 and 1661 . . .126

He and his three sons in the Lyme records of i668 ; his daughter

Mary was the grandmother of Gov. Matthew Griswold . 127

Two or three further notices of Balthasar DeWolf and his wife Alice I2g

Their son Edward and his wife Rebecca .... 130

Simon and Sarah (Lay) DeWolf ..... 131

The third son Stephen and his family ..... 131

Descendants of Simon and Sarah (Lay) DeWolf . . 133

Only four male descendants of Balthasar now live in Lyme ;

their names . . . . . . . 135

The DeWolfs of Nova Scotia : a communication from Dr. James

Ratchford DeWolf of Wolfville, N. S. . . . 136

Nathan and Lydia (Kirtland) DeWolf and their children . . 139

Benjamin and Rachel (Otis) DeWolf and their children . . 140

Children of Hon. James Fraser who married Rachel Otis DeWolf . 141

Judge Elisha DeWolf and his family .... 142

Hon. Thomas Andrew Strange DeWolf and his family . . 143

Dr. James Ratchford DeWolf and his family . . . 144



CONTENTS

Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton's account of the
Nova Scotia DeWolfs .....

Notes on the Rhode Island branch of the DeWolf family,
chiefly by Dr. John James DeWolf of Providence, R. I.

PAGE

Prof. John DeWolf of Brown Universit)' .... 151

Extracts from letters of Mr. John DeWolf of New York on the

same branch . . . . . . .154

Capt. John DeWolf, " Nor'west John ; " his voyage to Alaska and his

journey through Siberia to St. Petersburg ... 155

Hon. Delos DeWolf of Oswego, N. Y. ; Dr. T. K. DeWolf of
Chester Center, Mass. ....

Dr. Oscar C. DeWolf, Professor in Chicago Medical CoUe
Calvin DeWolf, Esq. of Chicago

Dr. James DeWolf of Vail, Ohio ....

Austin DeWolf Esq. of Greenfield, Mass.



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Arms of the DeWolf of Saxony ; and of DeWolfe of England 164



3$ftfein=saaoU(itt (pp. 169-214):

S^oUott (pp. 169-200):

Arms ......... 169

Henry Wolcott of Windsor, Conn. .... 169

His immediate ancestry ....... 170

His wife and children ...... 171

Henry Wolcott the second ..... 172

Simon Wolcott; Martha Pitkin his second wife . . 174

Henry Wolcott the third, and others of that generation . 176

Judge Josiah Wolcd'tt ; his letter on the Salem witchcraft . . 177



CONTENTS



Capt. Gideon Wolcott . . . . . . 178

Elihu Wolcott ; his son Rev. Dr. Samuel Wolcott author of

the Wolcott " Memorial " ..... 179

William, son of the first Simon Wolcott, and his descendants 180

Gov. Roger Wolcott, chiefly from his autobiography .
Letter to him from the Assembly of Massachusetts after the

capture of Louisburg . . . . . . 183

Judge Roger Wolcott ; Gen. Erastus Wolcott .

Mrs. Ursula (Wolcott) Griswold ; Gov. Oliver Wolcott the

signer ........

Mrs. Mariann (Wolcott) Goodrich ....

Extracts from her letters ......

The second Gov. Oliver Wolcott .....



87



PAGE

When over seventy years of age he writes of himself in his teens 192

Extracts from his correspondence ..... 194

His family ........ 196

Physical traits of the Wolcotts ..... 198



l^imm (pp. 201-214):

Copy of an old record of several early generations of Pitkins

William Pitkin the first ....... 201

His brother Rog-er and sister Martha .... 203

Children of William and Hannah (Goodwin) Pitkin . . .204

William Pitkin the second ; Chief Justice Pitkin . . 204

Children of William and Elizabeth (Stanley) Pitkin . . .206

William Pitkin the third : Gov. Pitkin .... 207



CONTENTS


Children of William and Mary (Woodbridge) Pitkin . . .210




William Pitkin the fourth : Judge Pitkin .... 210




Rev. Timothy Pitkin and Hon. Timothy Pitkin . . . 2it




Pitkins distinguished in military life ....


211


General summaries quoted from the " Pitkin Family " .


212


Hon. Roger Sherman Baldwin, Gov. and U. S. Senator ; Prof.




Simeon E. Baldwin ......


213


l^s^itn on tJie iFawfls of Utal^e (pp. 215-224):




Arms 215




The parents, brothers and sisters of Sergeant Job Drake who




married Mary Wolcott .....


215


John Drake Jun. and his descendants ....


216


Children of Sergeant Job Drake ....


216


Lieut. Job Drake ; his daughter Sarah marries Gov. Roger




Wolcott


217


John Drake the emigrant descended from the Drakes of Ashe




in Devonshire .......


217


Letter from Rev. W. T. T. Drake of Hemel-Hempsted, Eng.,




on this descent .......


218


Sketch of the history of this family, condensed from Burke,




Prince and Nichols ......


220


Sir Bernard Drake ; Robert Drake of Wiscombe . . .220




Sir Richard GrenviUe ; Sir Bevil Grenville ... 221




Inscription on the monument of Sir Bernard and his wife in the




parish-church of Musbury 222




His wife Gertrude Fortescue and her father Sir John Fortescue 222





CONTENTS


Robert Drake, his wife Elizabeth Prideaux, their sons and their


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grandson John the emigrant ...


223


Sir Walter Raleigh and the first Duke of Marlborough related




to the Drakes .......


223


Francis Drake of Esher ......


224


(!^fltrrn=3JoJ|Ufiion (pp. 225-351):




©flTren (pp. 225-284):




Arms ......... 225




Origin of the early emigrations from New England westward, ■




especially to New Jersey .....


225


John Ogden of Northampton, L. I., a patentee under NicoUs's grant




in 1664 settling in Elizabethtown ; the " Concessions " of the




Lords Proprietors ....... 226




Thomas Johnson one of the company from New Haven Colony in




1666 settling in Newark 227




Prominence of the Ogdens in the earlier history of New Jersey . 228




This monograph is largely indebted to the private notes pre-




pared by Mr. Francis Barber Ogden of New York :


228


His letter respecting the Ogden arms . . . . . 229 '




John Ogden's career ......


230


John Ogden's brother Richard .....


233


Children of John and Jane (Bond) Ogden


234


John Ogden and his family 235




David Ogden ; Joseph Ogden 236




Benjamin Ogden and his family 236




Dea. Jonathan Ogden and his family .... 237





CONTENTS



Robert Ogden and his family ....

PAGE

Hon. Robert Ogden ....... 241

Children of Hon. Robert and Phoebe (Hatfield) Ogden . . 243

Robert Ogden ......•• 244

His descendants .....•■ 245

Gen. Frederick Nash Ogden ; Abner Nash Ogden . . . 246

Mrs. Mary (Ogden) Haines and her family . . . 248

Mrs. Sarah Piatt (Haines) Doremus and her family . . . 249

Mrs. Sarah Piatt (Ogden) DuBois and her family ... 251

Capt. Cornelius Jay DuBois ...... 252

Col. Francis Barber of Elizabethtown, N. J., who married Mary

Ogden 254

Gen. Matthias Ogden 255

Descendants of Gen. Matthias and Hannah (Dayton) Ogden . 257

Col. Francis Barber Ogden ...... 257

His son Francis Barber Ogden ..... 259

Gov. Aaron Ogden .....

Moses Ogden and his descendants

Descendants of David and Elizabeth (Swayne-Ward) Ogden



240



Rev. David Longworth Ogden

Mrs. Elizabeth (Ogden) Johnson

Col. Josiah Ogden

Abraham Ogden

Thomas Ludlow Ogden .

Dr. Jacob Ogden



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265



CONTENTS


3JoJinson(pp. 285-35 =

Arms .........


PAO«

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Three Johnsons, early of New Haven Colony, supposed


to be




brothers ......




285


Their dates in the records ; Robert's claim to the house of his
brother John .......

Robert's first appearance in New Haven ; his Will

Letter of Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson to his son, January 6, 1757

The third brother, Thomas Johnson of New Haven and Norwalk


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288
289




Descendants of Robert and Adaline Johnson




291


Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson .....


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296


His children


303




Judge Samuel William Johnson ....




305


Thomas Johnson of Newark ....




306


His epitaph and Will

His descendants .......

Eliphalet Johnson ; his Will

Nathaniel Johnson ; his Will

Descendants of Nathaniel and Sarah (Ogden) Johnson


308
310

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316




Rev. Stephen Johnson .....




317


Descendants of Rev. Stephen and Elizabeth (Diodate) Johnson


346


TJCotes on tJie iFamflits of J3onlr antr Stoiisnt (pp


353-361)




Robert Bond ......




353


William Swayne ......




355



CONTENTS



liiotrati (pp. 363-412) :

Arms ......... 363

Monuments of William Diodate and his relict Sarah removed

in 182 1 from the New Haven Public Square . . 363

New Haven Records respecting William Diodate . . 364

Extracts from his Will .....•• 365

Items of his Inventory ...... 3^6

The record in his Bible, in his own hand .... 367

Col. Joseph L. Chester's assistance in tracing his ancestry . 368

Information from the Swiss Diodatis through Rev. Dr. L. W.

Bacon ........ 369

Cornelio Diodati of Lucca in 1300; his descendants . . 370

Carolo Diodati ....... 374

Letter from Madame A. de May respecting the Mei family,

allied to the Diodatis ...... 374

Letter from Count G. Diodati relative to the female ancestry

of Carolo Diodati ....

Nicolo Diodati and his son Pompeio
Descendants of Pompeio Diodati
His brother Nicolo's sons Giovanni and Giulio .
Ottaviano Diodati and his descendants
Descendants of Carolo Diodati

Rev. Jean Diodati ......

Dr. Theodore Diodati, son of Rev. Jean ....

Rev. Philippe Diodati ......

Rev. Antoine Josue Diodati .....





376




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380




381




382




384


384




393




394




395





CONTENTS



Dr. Theodore Diodati, son of Carolo, and his descendants

Charles Diodati, Milton's friend ..... 396

John Diodati, grandfather of the emigrant William . . . 397

List of Diodati portraits in the Villa Diodati on the Lake of
Geneva ......

John Diodati, father of the emigrant William

His wife Elizabeth Morton, and Pedigree-Sketch of he
Whicker Descent .....

Arms of Whicker ......

Children of John and Elizabeth (Morton) Diodati

Elizabeth (Diodati) Scarlett ; the Scarlett anus .

William Diodate ; Mrs. Scarlett's Will .

Articles which came to William Diodate 's granddaughters

William Diodate's son-in-law Rev. Stephen Johnson



396



398
400

400
401
402
403
404
408
411



Htscent of Sataiii (Uunliar) Mottatt (pp. 413-415)



Indexes of Family-Names in Second Volume and Pedigrees (pp. 417-503)

©risrooib

1. By Male Descent ....... 419

2. By Female Descent ...... 422

3. By Marriage ........ 428

DetOolf

1. By Male Descent ....... 435

2. By Female Descent ...... 444

3. By Marriage ........ 446



CONTENTS



toolCOtt PAGE

1. By Male Descent ....... 452

2. By Female Descent ...... 456

3. By Marriage ........ 457

JJitkin

1. By Male Descent ....... 464

2. By Female Descent ...... 465

3. By Marriage ........ 466

QDgbcn

1. By Male Descent . . . . . . .471

2. By Female Descent ...... 478

3. By Marriage ........ 480

jjoljnson

1. By Male Descent ....... 487

2. By Female Descent ...... 491

3. By Marriage ........ 492

JBonb anb Sroannc

I. 2. 3 495

iBiobati

1. By Male Descent ....... 496

2. By Female Descent ...... 499

3. By Marriage ........ 500

tOljickcr

I. 2. 3 502

SDunbar

I. 2. 3 503



Arms : Arg. a /ess Gu. between two greyhounds courant Sa. (Gresvvold of Warwickshire).




I OR the following sketch we have been favored with the use
of all the family-papers preserved by several generations of the
Griswolds of Blackball ; together with some interesting original
papers of Rev. George Griswold of Giant's Neck, now owned by Deacon
George Griswold of Niantic ; and with some notes for family-history by
James Griswold Esq. of Lyme.

We have also had several valuable documents copied for us from
the Probate Records of New London and the State Archives at Hart-
ford, the latter through the courtesy of Charles J. Hoadly Esq., State
Librarian. An examination of the collections on the Griswold family
made by the late Rev. F. W. Chapman of Rocky Hill, Conn., which
were put into our hands by his son Mr. Henry A. Chapman of Hartford,
has led to one important discovery ; and a few private letters from the
father have given us some valuable hints.

Some of the statements respecting Edward Griswold and his descend-
ants were furnished by Judge S. O. Griswold of Cleveland, Ohio, and
the late Hon. William H. Buell of Clinton, Conn., descended from him.

The printed sources of information, so far as known, have been,
of course, freely drawn upon.

It must be understood, however, that we have not undertaken to
write a complete genealogy of the Griswolds ; this monograph has
reference, especially, to the male line, and to those of the name most
closely associated with Lyme.

The earliest English settlements on the Connecticut River were
nearly contemporaneous, of the same parentage, being all offshoots from
the Bay Plantation, and bound together by many ties of intercourse and



dependence. It was about the year 1635 that Windsor, Hartford, Weth-
ersfield and Saybrook were first settled. The latter had its origin in a
fortification built by Lion Gardiner, a military engineer from England
(who had served the Prince of Orange in the Low Countries as a brave
soldier, and Engineer and Master of Works of Fortification in the
Leaguers, and afterwards became, by grant from the Crown, the first Lord
of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, or " the Worshippful Lion Gardiner,
Lord of the Isle of Wight,"'), and commanded by John Winthrop the
younger, under a commission from the Warwick Patentees. This barely
secured the site for English occupation against Dutch encroachments.
The new cluster of settlements thus formed on the beautiful banks of
the Connecticut, winding amid rich meadows ready to the hand of the
husbandman, and primitive forests stocked with aH sorts of game valuable
for skins, and opening an attractive pathway for trade, both inland and
abroad, naturally drew the attention of those in the mother-country whom
the usurpations and oppressions of the later Stuarts had forced to make
new homes for themselves in these western wilds.

Two brothers of the name of Griswold, Edward^ and Matthew,^
came to America "about the year 1639," and settled at Windsor, Conn.
The date of their emigration being fundamental, and all that relates to it,
and to years immediately following, being of interest, we quote from
affidavits of these two brothers, sworn to May 15, 1684, as follows:

" The testimony of Edward Griswold, aged about 77 years, is that about the
yeare 1639 Mr. W™. Whiteing (deceassed) was undertaker for a shipp in England, in

' For a very interesting historical sketclr of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, with notices of its suc-
cessive proprietors, by Mrs. Martha J. Lamb, see the Magazine of American History. . . . New
York, 1885, xiii. 1-30 ; also, Coll. of the Mass. Hist. Soc. Vol. x of the Third Series. Boston, 1849, pp.
173-85. A "beautiful recumbent efHgy in armor" was lately set up, as a monument to Lion Gardiner,
at Easthampton, L. L, on which occasion his remains were temporarily exhumed, showing a stature
of over six feet, and a " broad forehead." — Id. New York, 1886, xvi. 493-94. The Griswold family of
the seventh generation, as we shall see, became allied to the Gardiners by marriage.

N. B. All the imprints we give are those of the particular volumes referred to.






Online LibraryEdward Elbridge SalisburyFamily histories and genealogies. A series of genealogical and biographical monographs on the families of MacCurdy, Mitchell, Lord, Lynde, Digby, Newdigate, Hoo, Willoughby, Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, → online text (page 1 of 47)