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Tobias Andrew Griscom (abt. 1686 - abt. 1719)

Tobias Andrew [uncertain] Griscom
Born about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Colonymap
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Husband of — married 5 Jan 1711 in Burlington, NJmap
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Died about at about age 33 in Newton, Gloucester, New Jersey Colonymap
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[Source needed for the middle name, Andrew.]

Tobias Griscom, son of Andrew and Sarah (Dole) Griscom, settled on lands inherited from his father at “Newton,” Gloucester county, New Jersey, now in the limits of the city of Camden.[1]

He married Deborah Gabitas. Their intent to marry was recorded in Quaker Meeting Records in 1710 in Burlington, New Jersey.[2]

He died in New Jersey in the winter of 1719-20; his will, dated December 30, 1719, being proven three weeks later, January 21, 20. [3] (The will indicates that they had children but does not name them.[3])

For a copy of Tobias’s original will see p.18-19 in [4] .

Deborah married second on April 13, 1724, Quaker TOBIAS H0LL0WAY,[5] a farmer and ap­parently a bachelor who had lived in Newton for about ten years.[6] Deborah and Tobias had two children: Deborah Holloway and John Holloway. Deborah died on August 8, 1730.[7] She was 40.

In 1726 Deborah's sister Rebecca Gabitas, who settled in the Alloways Creek area of Salem County in southwestern New Jersey, died single, at about age 37, leaving land in Lincolnshire, England, to Andrew, Tobias, William & Samuel Griscom, sons of Tobias, and to Joseph Dole Jr.[8]

Tobias Holloway married next on March 8, 1732 [1732/3?] Mary (Medcalf) Ladd, daughter of Matthew and Dor­othy Medcalf and widow of Samuel Ladd.[9]

Tobias and Deborah (Gabitas) Griscom had children:[1]

  • Andrew Griscom, eldest son, married Susanna Hancock of Evesham Township, Burlington Co. NJ, moved to Egg Harbor Township, Gloucester (Atlantic) County, m.2 Mary (Denn) Bacon and moved to Stowe Creek Salem (Cumberland) Co, NJ
  • Tobias Griscom m. Grace Rakestraw. Moved to Duck Creek, Kent Co. DE
  • William Griscom.m. Sarah Davis. Lived in Haddonfield, Gloucester (now Camden) Co. NJ
  • Samuel Griscom m. Rebecca James, Lived in Philadelphia.
  • Mary Griscom  ?


  1. 1.0 1.1 Griscom, Maddox and Denn Families, p. 142 in "Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony", by Thomas Shourds of Salem County, George Nixon Publisher, Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1876. Available here
  2. Tobias Griscomb and Deborah Gabitas, 1710, Burlington, New Jersey. Haverford College; Haverford, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1678-1737; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: K2.12. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Will of Tobias Griscom, 1719, p. 195 in New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: New Jersey State Archives. New Jersey, Published Archives Series, First Series. Trenton, New Jersey: John L Murphy Publishing Company.
  4. Harrell, Elizabeth Jean, The Quaker ancestry of Samuel Griscom, 1787-1849, and his wife, Ann Powell, 1789-1860, of Salem County, NJ, and Reading, PA, 1989.
  5. Holloway Family notes in Gloucester County Historical Society.
  6. Gloucester Co. Deed Bk.A, p.236: of Newton, yeoman.
  7. Holloway, p.12: Tobias Holloway Bible.
  8. West Jersey Will Bk.2, p.342.
  9. Holloway, p.10.

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