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Daniel Grinnell (1668 - 1740)

Daniel Grinnell
Born in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1683 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jan 2009
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Daniel Grinnell was born at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island about 1668. He passed away on January 17, 1740 (New Style) at Westbrook, then a part of Saybrook, Connecticut. His wife was Lydia Pabodie, the youngest child of William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden Pabodie. They married about 1687. They resided at Little Comptom, Rhode Island where their first five children were born. About 1703 they moved to the west part of Saybrook (now Westbrook). Two more children were born there.[1]

NOTE: In some records the last name is spelled as "Greenell".

Children of Lydia Pabodie and Daniel Grinnell

Daniel and Lydia (Pabodie) Grinnell had the followig (10) children:[2]

  1. Mary, b. 1685; m. Robert Lay
  2. Elizabeth, b. ca. 1687; m. John Stevens
  3. Priscilla, b. 1689; m. Theophilus Redfield
  4. Paybody, b. poss. 1691; m. (1) Ruth Mettleton, (2) Sarah Barnes.
  5. Lydia, b. poss. ca. 1693; m. Joseph Clark
  6. Rebecca, b. say ca. 1695; m. (1) John Doud, (2) Gideon Wellman
  7. Sarah, b. say ca. 1698; m. (1) John Brooker, (2) John Pike, (3?) Joseph Nettleton
  8. George, b. 12 April 1702; m. Mary Bull
  9. Jemima, b. 26 Jan. 1704/5; m. Abraham Chalker
  10. Daniel, b. 11 Jan. 1707/8; died before Nov. 1726


  • Redfield, William Charles. Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States (Munsell & Rowland, 1860) Page 13
  • The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. 1994-2002. - White, Lorraine Cook, ed. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. 1994-2002. - White, Lorraine Cook, ed. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  • AGBI: American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT, USA. Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911.
  • Turner, Violet Main. Alden genealogy New York: The Alden Kindred of New York City and Vicinity, 1988
  • Information was taken from[the Alden Kindred website]
  • Ancestry Family Trees; Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls
  • Torrey, Clarence Almon. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1985)
  • Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Repository Name: Address: (Premium required)
  • By anonymous Purcell.
  • From Internet--Daniel's will was recorded in 1741 Vol. 6, page 69 of the Guildford Probate Records. Also records in the public library, Genealogy Section, Detroit, MI. "A Journal of American Ancestry, Vol. 1, 1912." Edited by a Lyman Horace Weeks.
  • From the Matthew Grenelle's Descendants book. Daniel moved with his parents about 1679 to Little Compton. Married Lydia Peabody in 1683 an unrecorded date (universally accepted). Daniel and Lydia lived about twenty years in Little Compton, before moving to Saybrook, CT, West Parish in 1703. (A deed of sale in Little Compton and of purchase in Saybrook, both show September 1703.) He built the second windmill in West Parish and was a miller by trade. May have been in the military, as he is shown occasionally as Sergeant Daniel Greenell. Daniel was a malster, (a beer brewer).
  • Elizabeth Bull Plympton, The Vital Records of Saybrook Colony 1635-1860; Pub. 1985; Santa Clara County Public Library, Santa Clara, CA., GS929.3746/V83
  • Susan E. Roser, MAYFLOWER INCREASINGS; Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, 1989; Santa Clara County Public Library, Santa Clara, CA. DEATH REF: S0022, p. 29.
  • Mayflower Quarterly Vol. 5:137.
  • American Genealogy Tag Vol. 53:105.
  • Charts and Chronicles pg. 14.
  • LDS--married, Saybrook, Mamichiganmimi, CT.
  • "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Daniel Greenell in entry for Jemima Greenell, 26 Jan 1704; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown. (Supports marriage and birth of Jemima.)


  1. This information has been checked against Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3
  2. Esther Littleford Woodsworth-Barnes, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16, Part 1, The Descendants of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002. "The Silver Book" Page 80

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Grinnell-315 and Grinnell-1 appear to represent the same person because: My Daniel had Lydia Paybodie as wife and Priscilla Grinnell as daughter. I do not know Priscilla's birth year even approximately
posted by Theodore Palmer

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