Oliver Platt

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Oliver Platt

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    Jacob Griswold Jr.

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    • 10th Generation — 7th Great-grandfather of Oliver Platt
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 686 
    • Birth Date:
    • 26 Mar 1690 
    • Birth Location:
    • Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 
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    • Death Date:
    • 11 Mar 1772 
    • Death Location:
    • New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut 
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    • ABT 1713 
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    • “In May 1722, Jacob Griswold was at work alone in the field . . . when two Indians rushed from the woods, bound him, and carried him north towards Canaan where they pinioned his hand and feet and went to sleep. He finally disengaged his feet and with hands still pinioned he took their guns and escaped to the woods. The Indians followed him next day but he kept them at a distance by pointing a gun at them and finally escaped.” (One Bassett Family in America, p. 378)

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  • Sources for Jacob Griswold Jr.

    • 1 Bassette, Buell Burdett, One Bassett Family in America with All Connections in America and Many in Great Britain and France, New Britain, Connecticut: Privately Printed (1926), 376-381, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 2 Cutter, William Richard, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of . . . Volume 1, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1913), 491.
    • 3 Griswold, Glenn E., comp., The Griswold Family: England-America, Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc. (1935), Vol. 2, pp. 172, 187-189, Ancestry.com (Online Database).

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