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Samuel Gridley

Also Known As: "The Merchant Gridlee"
Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Gridley and Mary Landon
Husband of Esther Gridley and Mary Wadsworth
Father of Samuel Gridley; Boy Gridley; John Gridley; Boy Gridley; Joseph Gridley and 12 others
Brother of Thomas "the smithy" Gridley
Half brother of Cpl. Daniel Landon; John Langdon; Samuel Landon; Joseph Landon; Elizabeth Langdon and 1 other

Occupation: blacksmith shop; general store
Managed by: Private User
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About Samuel Gridley

SAMUEL GRIDLEY of Farmington, Connecticut (1647 - 1712)


Note - Thomas "The Smithy" Gridley 1650-1742, the brother of Samuel Gridley is an ancestor of King-1042 - United States PRESIDENT Gerald Rudolph Ford!

The first son of Thomas Gridley, Samuel, (b. Nov. 25, 1647) married Esther THOMPSON (or Hawkins). Esther THOMPSON was the daughter of Thomas Thompson who came from London to Hartford. Thomas Thompson's wife Ann and mother of Esther THOMPSON was the daughter of GOVERNOR Thomas Wells of Conn. Samuel Gridley and Esther THOMPSON were married on 2 December 1680.

Following Esther THOMPSON Gridley's death, Samuel Gridley married 2nd, Mary HUMPHREY on 1 December 1698. Following Samuel Gridley's death sometime just prior to May 5, 1712, Mary HUMPHREY Gridley married John Wadsworth on 14 September 1714. John Wadsworth was the son of John Wadsworth, Esquire.

Samuel Gridley's children by Esther THOMPSON Gridley were: From the Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Volume 034 Farmington.

  • John, bap. 29 January 1681, m. Dorothy Benton 1717, d. 1740
  • Joseph, bap. 8 March 1684, m. Hannah Lewis Ca. 1713
  • Esther, bap. 15 May 1687
  • James, bap. 3 May 1691 m. Susannah Smith 26 November 1719
  • Sarah, bap. 8 July 1694

Samuel Gridley's children by Mary HUMPHREY were:

  • Nathaniel, b. October 1699, d. 1764, unmarried
  • Hezekiah, b. 27 July 1701
  • Mary, b. 17 August 1708
  • Daniel, b. 1 December 1711

Samuel Gridley and his brother Thomas were together in business in Farmington running a blacksmith shop and general store. Thomas was known as “Smithy” and Samuel as “the Merchant.” Following his death in May of 1712 Samuel's Inventory on June 2, 1712 was valued at 775# Os 7p. (A Probate Record or Inventory has not been located for Samuel's brother Thomas.)

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Samuel Gridley's Timeline

November 25, 1647
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut
November 25, 1647
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
November 1674
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
January 23, 1680
Age 32
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 33
Hartford, CT, USA
September 9, 1682
Age 34
Farmington, CT, USA
March 8, 1684
Age 36
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
February 5, 1687
Age 39
Farmington, CT, USA