Griswold Family Association


2016 Griswold Family Reunion, Northeast Pennsylvania

 Since 1906 the descendants of Revolutionary War soldier John Griswold have been gathering each year to remember, reminisce and celebrate the lives of those who came early in the nineteenth century to Wayne County to carve a homestead out of the wilds of the beechwoods. John Griswold first built a log cabin near the base of the mountain and later had Levi Bennett, in 1819, construct the house that still stands at the corner in Curtis Valley. It was called the “Cold Water Tavern” for the cold mountain stream that traversed the property. John Griswold had six sons: John, Francis, Orin, Sumner, Horace and Sedate.

If you have old family photos, memorabilia or stories that you would like to share with your cousins at the reunion, please feel free to bring them. Weather permitting, we plan to have a photo display board

2016 Griswold Family Reunion was held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at noon, at Merli-Sarnoski Park, one mile west of Carbondale just off Route 106. This park is on a beautiful lake with sandy beach and picnic tables.

Carrie Inez Curtis Carrie was daughter of Francis Curtis and Rena Stanton, granddaughter of Henry B. Curtis and Louisa Griswold. Carrie married Mervin Loomis

Circa 1918, County Teachers Institute, Honesdale, PA. Far left, Nettie Loomis, far right, Flora Loomis, daughters of Francis Earl Loomis and Mary Paynter, granddaughters of Hiram Loomis and Laura Griswold. Nettie married Dr. John Edgar Graham and Flora married Clarence Brown.

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