A History of the Town of Sullivan, gf, 1777-1917 by Josiah Lafayette Seward published by Sentinel Printing Company, 1921
Stephen Griswold was probably the first settler of Sullivan He lived at the site of the later house of the Lockes, at 102. He must have settled there as early as 1768, having been the drawee of the lot upon which he settled. Benjamin Olcott came the same year to what is now the town farm, and lived at the site of 68. They were the first two families in town, and evidence seems to make it probable that the Griswolds preceded the Olcotts. Mrs. Griswold's first name was Hannah. We know no more of her.
He m. 2d, Sept. 22, 1778, in Chesterfield, by Rev. Abraham Wood, Mrs. Elizabeth [Powers] Davis, probably the widow of Capt. Isaac Davis of that town. Ac. to Hayward's Gilsum, he d. ab. 1806. We know no more of his personal history.
We do not know the number of his ch., nor the order of their births. Among them were
Jemima, b. in Keene, July 1755; m. Timothy Dewey, Jr., q. v. probably also
Mary (or Mally),
he lived in S., on the place named until 1776, when he sold it to Joseph Ellis, Sr.
Flavia and Esther, daus. of Stephen Griswold, who were bap. in Keene, July 7, 1785, were most likely, also, daus. of the elder Stephen by his second wife. We do not know any more of them.
Joseph Griswold of Surry, who was m. in that town, Apr. 8. 1801, by Key. P. Howe, to Susannah Fowler of Surry, may possibly have been a son or grandson of Stephen Griswold, Sr.
Asahel Griswold of Walpole, also, who m., Sept. 1796, Prudence Bliss of Gilsum, may have been another son of Stephen Griswold, Sr. No one of his ch. was b. in what is now Sullivan. We cannot discover the family record.
Stephen Griswold, Jr., son of Stephen, m., Sept. 2, 1790, in Keene, by Rev. A. Hall, to Cynthia Kingsbury, b. in Wrentham, Mass., June 27, 1769; dau. of Daniel and Nancy (Thurston) Kingsbury. They lived in Keene and Gilsum, and removed to Keene, N. H. He owned for two years, 1805-07, the old farm in S., which was later the farm of Rev. C. Cummings, at 178. It is not probable that he lived upon it. He lived at Gilsum "Lower Village," and had a store. His father also lived there and operated a mill. We know of seven ch...
Isaac Griswold, son of Stephen, m., Aug. 10, 1778, Mrs. Lucy (Osgood) Wilder, b. in Leoininster, Mass., Jan. 2, 1752; dau. of Joshua and Lucy (Carter) Osgood, and widow of Thomas Wilder. They were m. in Keene, by Rev. A. Hall. Eight ch...probably the Isaac who m., Mar. 11, 1803, Orpah Bliss of Gisum, b. there, ab. 1780, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah Bliss; ...
Mary (or Molly Griswold), probably a dau. of Stephen, m., Sept. 2, 1784, ac. to a Gilsum record, Zadok Hurd, b. in East Haddam, Conn., ab. 1760. ..
Clara Griswold, probably dau. of Stephen, 1, m. in Keene, Apr. 26, 1803, by Lockhart Willard, Esq., to Luther Rockwood of Elizabethtown, N. J.