Re: John Griswold found on 1860 census in Detroit, he was related to my wife's Griswold family. His father was George R. Griswold, his mother was Frances Mary Roberts. Horace Roberts, John's uncle, died in the Civil War. John's father, George, served as the Acting Lt. Governor of Michigan 1853-1855. In 1855 he enlisted in the USN, serving as a Purser. George died aboard ship (USS Dolphin) in 1857 and was buried at sea off the coast of Africa. George and Frances had 5 children, according to his death notice. I think that Frances became too distraught to care for her children and so these young ones were taken in by other families around Michigan.
George R. Griswold was the son of John Griswold and the Grandson of Simeon Griswold of Connecticut and Pittsfield NY.
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