JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER FAMILY of BENJAMIN PERSONS GRENELL


1. BENJAMIN PERSONS GRENELL was the son of EZRA and OLIVE (PARKER) GRENELL who came from Montgomery Co NY to Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co. in 1812 and located on a farm. He was born 5 Jan 1790 and died 8 July 1864.

He married on 9 Feb. 1813

KEZIA FREEMAN who was born 3 August 1786 and died 14 October 1872. She was the daughter of MOODY FREEMAN.

Children of BENJAMIN GRENNEL and KEZIA FREEMAN:

+   2        i      EZRA OROSCO GRENELL b 2 July 1815 m ABBY MONROE WARDWELL

    3        ii      MOODY O. GRENELL

    4          iii      DAVID H. GRENNEL

    5          iv      CAROLINE R. GRENELL m AARON ALLEN of Lorraine

    6           v     ABIGAIL C. GRENELL m W. WARDWELL

    7           vi      JULIA GRENELL

  8           vii      KEZIAH GRENELL m BENJAMIN ROBBINS

2. EZRA OROSCO GRENELL, son of BENJAMIN GRENNEL and KEZIA FREEMAN was born on 2 July 1815 on Manor Farm, near Pierrepont Manor. Ezra was a farmer by occupation. Ezra died on the homestead on 18 Jan 1898.

  He married in October 1839,

ABBY MONROE WARDWELL, who was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on 23 Nov. 1814, daughter of SAMUEL WARDWELL Jr. and HANNAH (CAREY) (MONROE)WARDWELL. ABBY died on 20 Feb 1896.

CHILDREN OF EZRA and ABBY (MONROE) GRENELL:

    9        i      WILLIAM GRENELL b 26 Jan 1846 m ADELAIDE E. ALLEN

5.  CAROLINE R. GRENELL daughter of BENJAMIN GRENNEL and KEZIA FREEMAN married AARON ALLENof Lorraine

  10            ix      CARRIE R. ALLEN m BYRON F. WATERMAN


9. WILLIAM GRENELL was born on 26 Jan 1846 in Pierrepont Manor, Jefferson Co., NY. He was a Union Academy student and attended various colleges in New York. He worked in various businesses until his marriage, after which he resided on the Manor Farm for several years. In 1873 he engaged in the seed business.

He married on 19 march 1867

ADELAIDE E. ALLEN who was born 9 August 1847, daughter of JEROME and OLIVE (CASTOR) ALLEN.

  Children of WILLIAM GRENELL and ADELAIDE E. ALLEN:

  10            i     HELEN ALLEN  b at Manor Farm in 1868 and died in 1870

  11           ii      ANN WARDWELL ALLEN b 1873 at Manor Farm m MATTHEW J. HUGGINS of Mannsville, NY


ANN WARDWELL ALLEN daughter of WILLIAM GRENELL and ADELAIDE E. ALLEN was born in 1873 at Manor Farm.

She married

MATTHEW J. HUGGINS

Children of ANN WARDWELL ALLEN and MATTHEW J. HUGGINS

  12           i     MARJORIE MARY HUGGINS b 1900 died 1902

  13           ii      WILLIAM GRENELL HUGGINS b 9 May 1901




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