John Grannis and Elizabeth Brockett

My 8x Great Grandparents John Grannis and Elizabeth Brockett settled in North Haven, CT. John was born 5 Dec 1674 in Hadley, MA to Edward Brockett and Hannah Wakefield. Elizabeth was born 26 Nov 1677 in New Haven, CT to John Brockett and Elizabeth Doolittle.

John and Elizabeth married 12 Oct 1704 in New Haven, CT. They had 3 children: Desire 1705, Elizabeth 1708, and John 1710.
Elizabeth died in 3 Nov 1711 leaving John with 3 young children to raise. John married Mary Chubb who was twice widowed and had 12 children. She had 4 more children with John: James 1717, Priscilla 1720, Caleb 1722, and Enos 1728.

John Grannis was a boot and shoemaker. He was active in the community. In 1716 he was moderator of the Ecclesiastical Society and was a member of the Prudential Committee. In 1718 he was a 1st Lieutenant of the first military company in North Haven. Other committees he was on include, 1721-seat the meeting house, 1722-procure a minister, 1730-Society  committee.

He was also the tithingman in 1727 and the pound keeper in 1732.

John Grannis died 10 Sep 1740. It is not known where he is buried. Elizabeth is buried in Montowese Cemetery, North Haven, CT. Carved in her tombstone: E G  Nov 3 1711.

Photo courtesy Suzanne


John Grannis and Elizabeth Brockett, their daughter,

Desire Grannis and Gideon Frisbie their son,

Philip Frisbee and Phoebe Hendricks, their son,

Gideon Frisbee and Huldah Kidder, their daughter,

Freelove Frisbee and Jabez Bostwick, their son,

Jabez Bostwick married Sarah Jane Chase their son,

John Day Bostwick married Ida Shelby their son,

Charles Bostwick married Alpha Wilkins their daughter,

Florence Bostwick -my grandmother


Ancestry U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 John Grannis Spouse: Elizabeth Brockett Birth: 1674 – MA Spouse Birth Year: 1677  CT Marriage year 1704

Genealogical history of the Grannis family in America from 1630 to 1901 to accompany the Grannis family chart of 1900 Grannis, Sidney S.
North Haven in the Nineteenth Century: A Memorial, Sheldon Thorpe, 1901
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch( : 4 December 2014), John , 05 Dec 1674; citing , p 19; FHL microfilm 186,152.
Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906,” database, FamilySearch( : 3 December 2014), Elizabeth Brockett, 26 Nov 1677; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
Find A Grave Memorial# 76876906 Elizabeth Brockett Grannis
History of New Haven County, Connecticut Rockey, J. L.
North Haven annals : a history of the town from its settlement, 1680, to its first centennial, 1886 Thorpe, Sheldon B


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