Ebenezer Grosvenor, Jr., Col. (1713 - 1793)

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Birthplace: Pomfret, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Managed by: Michael Reid Delahunt, art teacher & lexicographer
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About Ebenezer Grosvenor, Jr., Col.

EBENEZER17 GROSVENOR, JR. COL. (EBENEZER16, JOHN15, WILLIAM14 GRAVENOR, GENT, WILLIAM13 GRAVENER, GENT, RICHARD12 GRAVENOR, WILLIAM11, ROWLAND10, WILLIAM9, JOHN8, JOHN7, HENRY6, THOMAS5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3 DE GRAVENOR, WILLIAM2, ADAM1)

was born December 12, 1713 in Pomfret, Windham, Conn., and died August 02, 1793 in Pomfret, Windham, Conn.. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) LUCY CHENEY20 March 15, 1736/37 in Pomfret, Windham, Conn., daughter of ABIEL CHENEY and MARIAH WALDO.

Notes for EBENEZER GROSVENOR, JR. COL.: III.EBENEZER GROSVENOR, born at Pomfret, Conn., Dec. 12, 1713 died there Aug. 2, 1793. Married at Pomfret, Mar. 15, 1737, Luce Cheney, daughter of Abiel and Marah (Waldo) Cheney. She was born at Pomfret, Oct. 20, 1720; died there May 13, 1792. Children, born at Pomfret: - Ebenezer (1739-1788); Elizabeth (1740-1792); Oliver (1743-1824); Asa (1745-1834); Luce (1747-1782); Danier (1750-1834); Lemuel (1752-1833); Ezra (1755-1827); Chloe (1757-1841); Nathan (1764-1814).

Copied from notes of Horace Chipman Grosvenor, my grandfather, and Oliver Gay Grosvenor around 1930's - 1940's.

Was the noted landlord of the Pomfret Tavern, a resort much frequented in the stirring times just before 1776 when rum and debate flowed with equal freedom. (This may be known as the old Ben Grosvenor Inn.) "The White Pine series", "The Old Hill Towns of Windham County Connecticut" Vol x, #1 1924, p.8.

Ebenezer Grosvenor Jr., like his father, held offices of responsibility, and was one of the committee to choose the site of the second meeting-house in 1760. He married Lucy Cheney, and they were said to have been the handsomest couple ever to enter the meeting-house. She was the first to be buried in the Hall (North) Burying Ground.

It was Ebenezer II who opened the famous Revolutionary tavern in 1771, a Place where many officers were entertained, and a headquarters for military news and events. Here Washington fed his horses when he called on his friend, Col. Thomas Grosvenor in 1789. It was here the proprietors of New Pomfret (Pomfret, Vermont) met on Christmas Day in 1779, to lay plans for a new town in the wilds of the north, as the younger generation was finding the mother town too old and thickly settled for their proper advancement, and was ready to join the tide of emigration that had already begun.

Folklore and Firesides of Pomfret (Susan Jewett Griggs) p41-42.

More About EBENEZER GROSVENOR, JR. COL.: Buried: 1793, Hall Cemetery, or Pomfret Street Cemetery, Pomfret, Conn.

Notes for LUCY CHENEY: "Folklore and Firesides of Pomfret, Hampton, and Vicinity" by Susan Jewett Griggs (1950) p 41.

Lucy Cheney Grosvenor was the first to be buried in the Hall (North) Burying Ground.

More About LUCY CHENEY: Buried: 1792, Hall Cemetery, or Pomfret Street Cemetery, Pomfret, Conn.

    

Child of EBENEZER GROSVENOR and UNKNOWN is:

 	i. LEWIS18 GROSVENOR, b. Abt. 1738.

Notes for LEWIS GROSVENOR: Folklore and Firesides of Pomfret, Hampton and Vicinity" by Susan Jewett Griggs (1950) p 43.

In 1758 the Williams House was built by Lewis Grosvenor for his intended bride. Death ended the romance, and he never occupied the house. He was a half brother of Lemuel Grosvenor, the first postmaster.

The following inscription is copied from a silver urn now in the possession of Mrs. Charles O. Thompson, a descendant of the Lewis Grosvenor family:

"The Assurer and Owners of Ship Champion & Cargo to Mr. Lewis Grosvenor in acknowledgement of the support and encouragement afforded to the officers and crew of said ship, when in great peril at sea by voluntarily remaining on board & assisting to bring her safe to port. Boston 1822"

    

Children of EBENEZER GROSVENOR and LUCY CHENEY are: 39. ii. EBENEZER18 GROSVENOR, III, REV., b. March 06, 1738/39, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. May 28, 1788, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

40. iii. ELIZABETH GROSVENOR, b. December 19, 1740, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. December 28, 1792, Woodstock, Windham, Conn.

41. iv. OLIVER GROSVENOR, DEA., b. May 19, 1743, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. May 13, 1824, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.

42. v. ASA GROSVENOR, REV., CAPT., b. April 06, 1745, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. September 28, 1834, North Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

43. vi. LUCY GROSVENOR, b. July 25, 1747, Pomfret, Windham, Conn; d. January 30, 1782, Brookfield, Worcester, Mass.

44. vii. DANIEL GROSVENOR, REV., CAPT., b. April 20, 1750, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. July 22, 1834, Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts.

45. viii. LEMUEL GROSVENOR, BRIG. GEN., b. August 11, 1752, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. January 19, 1833, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.

46. ix. EZRA GROSVENOR, SR., PVT., b. June 23, 1755, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. July 08, 1827, near Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

47. x. CHLOE GROSVENOR, b. October 29, 1757, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. April 04, 1841, Sutton, Worcester, Mass.

48. xi. NATHAN EBENEZER GROSVENOR, SR. REV., b. December 17, 1764, Pomfret, Windham, Conn.; d. February 22, 1814, Hampton, Windham, Conn.

Source: Downloaded Mar. 2011 from http://www.genealogy.com/users/l/a/m/M-F-LaMont/GENE3-0004.html

Prominent Descendant: Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor LDD (married Elsie May Bell, Alexander's daughter) Oct 28, 1875, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey> Edwin Augustus Grosvenor Prof. (married Lillian Hovey Waters) Aug 30, 1845, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA> Edwin Prescott Grosvenor MD (married Harriet Ward Sanborn) Sep 07, 1820, North Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts> David Augustus Grosvenor Sr. Dr. Dec 08, 1784, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA (married his cousin Sally Grosvenor Jul 29, 1779, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA daughter of Ebenezer Grosvenor III Rev. Mar 06, 1738, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA and Elizabeth Clark Sep 25, 1737) >Asa Grosvenor Capt. Rev. (married Hannah Buckley Prescott Hall) Apr 06, 1745, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA> Ebenezer Grosvenor Jr. Col. (married Lucy Cheney) Dec 12, 1713, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA > Ebenezer Grosvenor Sr. (married Anna Marcy) Oct 09, 1684, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA > John Grosvenor Sr. (married Esther Clarke) Jan 02, 1641, The Friars, St. Leonard Parish, Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England.

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Col. Ebenezer Grosvenor, Jr.'s Timeline

1713
December 12, 1713
Pomfret, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1737
March 15, 1737
Age 23
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States
1738
March 6, 1738
Age 24
Pomfret, Windham County, CT, USA
1745
April 6, 1745
Age 31
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States
1750
April 20, 1750
Age 36
Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut
1755
June 23, 1755
Age 41
Pomfret, Windham, CT, USA
1793
August 2, 1793
Age 79
Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
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