My Immigrant Stories – Number 3

For my third story in this series I have chosen Edward Grannis, an early settler in New England.

There are 2 men named Edward Grannis in my family tree. Edward Grannis 1600-1696 and Edward Grannis 1630-1719. It is Edward Grannis, born in England in 1600, my 11th Great Grandfather, that I will treat here. The following is according to a local record of Stonington Ct, found on And I quote: “Edward Granniss, an early settler of New England, is first found at Hartford, where he married, May 3, 1654, Elizabeth, daughter of William Andrews, the schoolmaster, and the record says she was then of Farmington. She died, when he married (2), 1662, Hannah, daughter of John Wakefield, of New Haven. He removed, about 1670, from Hartford to Hadley, Mass., and from thence, about 1677, to New Haven. He was a shoe maker by occupation. He died in New Haven, Dec. 5, 1710.”

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