Grindal Rawson

Grindal Rawson

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Rev. Grindall (Grindal) Rawson
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USAmap
Husband of — married in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USAmap
Died in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAmap
Last profile change on 27 July 2015
13:07: David Pierce added Wilson Rawson as child for Grindal Rawson. [Thank David for this]
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Biography

This person is an ancestor of President William Howard Taft.

Grindall was born in 1659. Grindall Rawson ... He passed away in 1715.

Occupation

Occupation: 2nd Minister, Church of Christ, Mendon, MA
Date: BET 1680 AND 1715

Marriage

Husband: Rev Grindal Rawson
Wife: Susanna Wilson
Child: Rachel Rawson
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage:
Date: 30 AUG 1682[1]

Death

Death:
Date: 06 FEB 1715
Place: Mendon, Worcester Co, MA[2]
Husband: @I60@
Wife: Rachael Ratiel Perne
Child: Rev Grindal Rawson
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage:
Date: ABT 1636
Place: England[3]

Notes

Note N23WHAT PEOPLE SAY: (Taken from NEHGS Register, Vol 3, p 300-301, October 1849) -- Grindal Rawson was graduated, with three others, at Harvard College, in 1678. After taking his first degree, "he was invited," so writes his wife, in a letter to Cotton Mather, "by his brother-in-law, the Rev. Mr. Samuel Torrey, to come to his house and study Divinity there, which he did, with such proficiency, that he was advised to enter upon preaching. He preached his first sermon at Medfield with great acceptation, and after two months' occassional performances at other places, he received an invitation [Oct 4, 1689,] to Mendon," in the county of Worcester, whither about twenty families had recently returned, the town having been abandoned by its inhabitants during King Philip's War....He continued to preach there until April 7, 1684, when he permanently settled. After an eminently successful ministry of thirty-four years, he died "on the Lord's Day, about sunset," Feb. 6, 1715, aged 56 years... "We generally esteemed him a tryly pious man, and a very prudent one, and a person of temper, and every way qualified for a friend that might be delighted in. We honored him for his industrious oversight of the Flock in the Wilderness which had been committed unto him and the variety of successful pains which he took for the good of those to who God had therefore exceedingly endeared him. We honored him for his Intellectual Abilities...for his work as Evangelist among the Indians, of whose language he was a master that had scarce an equal..."

Sources

  1. Source: #S34 Page: "The Reverand Grindal Rawson" by Miss Sarah L. Staples [of Mendon], Feb 18, 1896 Data: Text: Also: Rawson Family, homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshall/esmd224.htm.
  2. Source: #S32 Page: Vol 3, p 300/1, "Notices of the Descendants of Secretary Rawson", 1849
  3. Source: #S39 Page: Rawson Family, homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshall/esmd224.htm Data: Text: Retrieved: Feb 21, 2010. KJ Callanan.
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Rev Grindal /Rawson/[4]

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Kathleen Callanan for creating WikiTree profile Rawson-456 through the import of Hayward-Update2013.ged on Dec 27, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Kathleen and others.




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On March 3, 2015 at 03:25GMT J. Salsbery wrote:

Rawson-456 and Rawson-99 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person.

On February 1, 2013 at 05:33GMT Alison Franks wrote:

Rev. Grindall 2 Rawson m. 30 Aug 1682 Medfield, Norfolk, MA [vr pg 168] Susanna 3 Wilson, dau of Rev. John 2 Wilson, Minister of Medfield, MA; gdau of Rev. Dr. John 1 Wilson, who was the uncle of Edward 1 Rawson.

Alison Franks, Archivist, Rawson Family Association agfranks@comcast.net



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