Sylvia Ann Grinnell

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Sylvia Ann Grinnell (Howland)

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Birthplace: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Massachusetts, USA
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Daughter of Gideon Howland and Sarah Hicks
Wife of Captain Cornelius Grinnell
Mother of Cornelius Grinnell Jr.; Joseph Grinnell; Sylvia Grinnell; William Palmer Grinnell; Henry Grinnell and 5 others
Sister of Rebecca Russell; William Howland; Captain Cornelius Howland; Judith Howland; Captain Joseph Howland and 7 others

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About Sylvia Ann Grinnell

Sylvia married at the age of 20, Capt. Cornelius Grinnell of New Bedford, a native of Little Compton. As captain of whaling and merchant vessels, he accumulated a handsome property, and was one of New Bedford's most substantial and respected citizens. Of Mrs. Grinnell it has been said, "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 Capt. Grinnell first saw her at her spinning wheel and was struck with her graceful figure and movements. Her children all bore the impress of her features.

Source: "Massachusetts Magazine"

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Sylvia Ann Grinnell's Timeline

1765
August 4, 1765
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1785
May 6, 1785
Age 19
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1786
February 8, 1786
Age 20
New Bedford, MA, USA
1788
November 17, 1788
Age 23
1791
August 11, 1791
Age 26
1797
September 1, 1797
Age 32
New Bedford, Massachusetts
1799
February 18, 1799
Age 33
1801
June 14, 1801
Age 35
Massachusetts, USA
1803
March 23, 1803
Age 37
1805
August 11, 1805
Age 40