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Anna Westover (Griswold)

Also Known As: "Hannah Griswold", "Hannah Westover"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: May 3, 1714 (71)
Windsor, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Griswold, of Killingworth and Margaret Griswold
Wife of Jonah Westover, Sr.
Mother of Jonah Westover, Jr; Margaret Westover; Hannah Alford; Jane Byington; Elizabeth Baker and 4 others
Sister of Sarah Griswold; Edward Griswold; Lt. Francis Griswold; George Griswold; Lydia Griswold and 7 others

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About Anna Westover

Hannah "Ann" Griswold was born 19 JUN 1642 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, and died 21 MAY 1714 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She was the daughter of Edward Griswold and Margaret.

She married Jonas "Jonah" Westover 19 NOV 1663 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, son of Gabriel Westover and Joanne Gifford. He was born 4 MAY 1628 in Taunton, Somerset, England, and died 15 JAN 1708 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut.

From "Westovers of New England, 1649-1800, from "Gen. of the Westover Family of Missouri", by R.T. & O.F. Wester; with additional information compiled by D/M Erkfritz/Westover Repository 7905 Eston Rd. So. , Clarkston, MI 48348.

Book - Vol.II Edward Griswold, p.23 -Anna, Hannah, Griswold, bapt. June 19, 1642 (Edward)

While at present we have no direct proof that the following record is correct, circumstances and the records thus far assembled, would tend to show the almost certian proof. Search has not revealed the birth of any Hannah Griswold who could have been the wife of Jonas Westover. In view of the fact that Anna and Hannah were easily, and were very frequently confounded in the records, usualy by mistake in the sound of the name, it has been thought that the only person possible would be Ann or Anna, daughter of Edward. Hence all the records that have been found are placed here.

She married in Windsor, CT; Nov 19, 1663, Jonas Westover, son of John, who died in Simsbury Jan 15, 1708/9, farmer. Removed to Killingworth with Edward Griswold and Samuel Buell. Made freeman of Windso 1658; or Killingworth 1669. Took his home lot next to Samuel Buell and near that of Edward. Members of the first church in Killingworth. Children recorded, first in Windsor, the others in Killingworth.

There were others recorded in Simsbury, where he evidently resided later in life:

  1. Jonas, born 20 Sep 1664
  2. Margaret, born 19 Feb 1666
  3. Hannah, born 8 Apr 1668; married Joseph Alvord
  4. Elizabeth, b orn 3 May 1670
  5. Jane, born 26 Mar 1672; married _____ Byington
  6. Sarah, born ____, died 15 Aug 1718
  7. Mary, born _____, married Samuel Chase
  8. Jonathan
  9. Joanna, b. ______, married Stephen Wilton

Jonas married Hannah Griswold in 1663. Hannah was born in Windsor 19 Aug 1642, daughter of Edward and Margaret Griswold, a prominent family in Windsor, Connecticut. After the birth of their first child they moved souhward to a new settlement called Killingworth. There they lived fro about eleven years and then moved back to Simsbury (1675). Jonas and his family had been active members of the established First Church of Killingworth.

WILL - The will of Hannah of Symsbury, dated Aug. 1, 1713. In the name of God Amen, I Hannah Westover, fo Symsbury, in the county of Hartford, and Colony of Connecticut, relict of Jonah Westover, of the town County and Colony aforsd, deed, being weak and sick in body, yet of sound mind and judgment and of perfect memory, do dispose of what I have: First of all and principally, I give and bequeath my soul to God that gave it, and my body to Christian burial and touching my wordly goods, I give in manner following: First, I give and bequeath to my six daughters, 40 shillings to each daughter, and the reminder if any be, to be equally divided to my daughter Hannah Alverd and my daughter Mary Case, Jane Byington and Johanna. Second: to Jonah my stack of rye. Third: I give also to my daughter Johanna my biggest pig, and the smaller pig I give to my son Jonathan. August the first 1713. This being my will and gtestament I set my hand this first day of August, 1713. --Hannah Westover.

Not my research.....Ed

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