Griswold Family Association





The Reunion of the descendants of John and Elizabeth (Crittenden) Griswold was held on August 26 at noon at the Wildenberg

Barn Ski Lodge at Elk Mountain PA. . John Griswold was a veteran of the Revolutionary War;consequently, his descendants

qualify for membership in the D.A.R. and the Sons of the American Revolution organizations. John served in the Revolution in

1775 and 1777 under Capt.Murray, Capt. Am Rathburn, Col. Williams,Col. David Rossiter and Capt. John Catlin, as noted in the record Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War.

Descendants of John and Elizabeth Griswold met in March of 1906 to organize and plan their first reunion. It was held in

August of that year with 109 attendees. More than a hundred and ten years later, the descendants have spread across

the country and around the globe, making it much harder to produce a gathering like that first reunion.

Editors note: the NEPA organization co-hosted two GFA Reunions in Pennsylvania.
John Griswold was the great great grandson of Michael Griswold of Wethersfield, Connecticut. John served in the Revolutionary War
in a local militia unit. In 1790, he married Elizabeth Crittenden in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Some years later, the family moved to
Schoharie County, New York, and after about five years there, went on to Wayne County, Pennsylvania in 1813. Arriving with all their
possessions in a two-wheeled cart drawn by four steers, they cleared land at the foot of a mountain, built a log cabin, and planted
an orchard.