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Andrew Griscom (1711 - 1775)

Andrew Griscom
Born in Newton Township (Camden), Gloucester (Camden) County, Province of New Jerseymap
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Husband of — married 1737 in Chester Twp, Burlington C. NJmap
Husband of — married 30 Apr 1753 in Salem, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 63 in Stow Creek Township, Cumberland, New Jerseymap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2008 | Last significant change: 28 Apr 2023
22:35: W Robertson edited the Birth Place for Andrew Griscom (1711-1775). (changed to Province of New Jersey) [Thank W for this]
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Andrew was born in 1711. Andrew Griscom ... He passed away in 1775. [1]

Margaret-E-Griscom User Home Page Genealogy Report: Descendants of Jack Griscom

.Andrew Griscom was born November 25, 1711 in Tuckahoe, NJ, and died April 03, 1773 in Stowe Creek, NJ.He married (1) Susannah Hancock July 07, 1737 in Chester Meetin House or Salem, NJ, daughter of John Hancock and Mary Chambless.He married (2) Mary Bacon April 30, 1753 in Salem, NJ.

The eldest son of Tobias and Deborah, Andrew II was a blacksmith and also continued the tannery business his father, Tobias I, had started. He settled in Tuckahoe(Salem)and married Susannah Hancock of Alloways Creek and hadthree children. Susannah died in 1750 after 13 years of marriage in an accident in their home, possibly a fall down the stairs according to family recollections. Three years later Andrew II married Mary Bacon of the prominent Bacon family. The Bacons were regarded for their intelligence, almost all family members being proficient in reading, writing and arithmetic which, in those times, was uncommon. Andrew, like his grandfather Andrew I, was also well known for his bricklaying abilities and lived in his home which he built himself of brick. He also devised a carpentry skill of notching the corners of wood homes with bricks for stability. The fact that several of these homes are still standing today is testament to his great skill. Andrew was also known for his brute strength, and like Andrew I, was broad but not tall. Anna Griscom recollected in 1819that Andrew II once caught a large bear in trap, tied it up, slung it over the back of his horse and brought it home. He was also known to be fond of spirited horses and kept many on his farm in Tuckahoe. He was a skilled hunter. The farm and home which Andrew II lived in until his death still stands and is an operating farm to this day

Another look. Note the place of birth and wives are different.

Andrew, eldest son of Tobias and Deborah (Gabitas) Griscom, was born on January 25, 1711/12,[2] most likely on the family farm in Newton Township (Camden), Gloucester (Camden) County, in the colony of New Jersey,
He settled first a few miles to the northeast in Chester Township, Burlington County, where he acquired a lot northwest of the "King's Road" [Rte 38 in Moorestown] from Thomas French on February 8, 1733/4.[3]
He married at the Chester Meeting in July of 1737 SUSANNAH HANCOCK, [4][5][6][7] the daughter of Quakers John and Mary (Gurnell) Hancock of Evesham Township, Burlington Co. NJ. Her widowed mother had married George Matlack. Per Asa Matlack it was "a great wedding" on account of "the splendid entertainment.”[8].
The couple moved to the Tuckahoe River in Egg Harbor Township, Gloucester (Atlantic) County near the Jersey coast about fifty miles southeast of Newton. In 1740 Andrew applied for a certificate to transfer to the Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting.[9] He had had 1000 acres surveyed in the area on May 7, 1737, two months before his marriage.[10] Per the research of Tim­mins and Yarrington, the land was near present Corbin City.[11] The area was then semi-wilderness, pre­dominantly cedar swamp. Here Andrew built a home which was des­cribed years later, in 1773, as a two-story frame building with two rooms on each floor and a stone cellar beneath. Nearby was a large barn, a stable, and an orchard.[12] They had three children: Sarah, Everett, and William.
He married next MARY (DENN) BACON, widow of Daniel Bacon, in Salem County, New Jersey. The request to marry was dated 1753-4-30.[13] On February 26, 1753, he was "received on certificate" from the Cape May Monthly Meeting and again on August 2, 1756.[14] She had at least two children, Amos and James Bacon. They were named as "cousins” and "underaged sons of Daniel and Mary Bacon" in the 1752 will of her nephew Joseph Denn, a young farmer of Stow Creek.[15] Her son Amos' children in 1780 were placed under the guardianship of their "uncle” and "next of kin" Andrew Griscom (Jr.).[16]
They settled in Stow Creek Township, Cumberland County, probably on 80 acres southwest of what was then called the Southerly Branch of Stow Creek. He purchased the land for £110 from John Jr. and Rachel Butler on January 26, 1753, a few months before his wedding, described as "of the Township of Egg Harbor ... blacksmith." The land bounded on the north/northeast by the "South­erly Branch of Stow Creek,” southeast by Isaac Wheaton's land, south­ west by Daniel Simkin's land, and west by Aaron Daniel's and Peter Dayton's Iand.[17] Per the deed, the land prior to 1737 belonged to Joseph Denn who was possibly Mary’s father. On June 27, 1762, he sold an acre in Chester Township, Burlington County, on the "King's Road" adjoining Thomas Moore's land for £115 to John Matlack, a chairmaker from Chester. so he had held on to this land.[18]
Andrew died on April 3 or 24, 1773.[19][20] He wrote his will twelve years earlier on January 22, 1761. Per the will, he left to wife Mary and to daughters MARY [by then deceased; age 7 when will was written] and DEBORAH [age 15; age 2 when will was written] the household goods and moveables equally divided. He left to sons EVERETT [age 26 and single; age 14 when will was written] and WILLIAM [age 25 and soon to be or just married; almost 13 when will was written] "all my Plantation ... situated at Tuckahoe, or thereabouts, in Glocester County ... equaly divided"; to son Andrew Jr. [age 17; age 5 when will was written] "my Plantation situated at Stoe Creek"; to daughter SARAH [by then deceased; age 18 when will was written] "my House and Lot of Land situated in Mores Town, Burlington County" and to daughters Mary and Deborah £25 each to be paid by ANDREW Jr. when he arrived at age 21. He appointed son William and Philip Dennis Jr. his executors and had Prudence Dennis, Elizabeth Hudson, and Thomas Cra­ven witness the will.[21]
Mary died on February 27, 1774, a year after Andrew, at age 56. [22] Son Everett died eight years later; son William settled in Salem Co. first in Hancocks Bridge then in Mannington Township; and son An­drew Jr. settled in the home on Stow Creek. The Tuckahoe farm was advertised for sale in December of 1773 and in September of 1776.[23]
For a copy of Andrew’s original will see p.24 in [24].
SARAH GRISCOM (Sep 8 1742-Jul 5 1762). Singe, died age 19.
EVERETT GRISCOM (Aug 1 1746-May 15 1780). Single, died age 33.
WILLIAM GRISCOM (Jan 10 1747/8-Jan 28 1813) m Apr 8 1773 RACHEL DENN
by MARY:
MARY GRISCOM (Dec 16 1753-Sep 25 1762). Died young, age 9.
ANDREW GRISCOM (Nov 21 1755- ) m. LETITIA TYLER of Stow Creek
DEBORAH GRISCOM (Apr 29 1758- ) m RICHARD PASSMORE. Had 9 children: Everett, Hannah, Mary, Beulah, Abigail, Richard, Alijah, Deborah, & Rachel Passmore.

Andrew was born in 1711. He passed away in 1773.


  1. Entered by John Griscom, Jun 17, 2012
  2. Griscom family tree made by Anna Griscom dau. of Samuel<Wm<Andrew Griscom, for Clement Acton Gris­com in 1876. [Griscom Tree/CAG]
  3. West Jersey Deed Bk.5, p.15: deed written in 1762; mentions that land was purchased by Griscom on Feb 8 1733 (1733/4?).
  4. Clement, John, Sketches of the First Emi­grants (1877), p.403: Chester records, year only.
  5. Craig, H. Stanley, South Jersey Marriages, p.74: Haddonfield Min.
  6. Shourds, Thomas, History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, p.142: erroneous­ly says that she was dau. of John & Mary (Chambless) Hancock of Alloways Creek.
  7. Griscom Tree/CAG: says, in error, that she was Susannah Denn.
  8. Lee, Frances B., Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of NJ (1910), p.1256.
  9. Haddonfield MM records at Swarthmore: get 1740.10.8.
  10. Timmins, William D. and Robert W. Yarrington Jr., Betsy Ross, the Griscom..Legacy. (1983), pp. 61,281: Deed Box 14, Folio b.890 at Atlantic Co. Hist. Soc:1754, survey May 7 1737.
  11. Timmins, pp.61,281:Gibsons Landing on ear­ly maps was Griscoms Landing & Griscoms Swamp and is now Corbin City Hunting and Fishing grounds.
  12. Timmins, p.70: Pennsylvania Gazette adver­tisement.
  13. Hinshaw, Vol.2, p.51: Salem MM: 1753,4,30 Mary Bacon; rmt Andrew Griscom.
  14. Hinshaw, p.73, Salem MM: Andrew rocf Cape May, 1753,2,26; p.73: rocf Cape May1756,8,30.
  15. New Jersey Will #76F.
  16. New Jersey Will #707F.
  17. Unrecorded deed, Salem Co. Historical Soci­ety, File D-250.
  18. West Jersey Deed Bk.S, p.15.
  19. Griscom Tree/CAG: April 24 1773.
  20. Hinshaw, William W., Encyclopedia of Ameri­can Quaker Genealogy (1936), Volume 2, p. 29: April 3 1773, ae 62y.
  21. Will Bk.16, p.248: Andrew's will, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., blacksmith.
  22. Hinshaw, p.29. NJ Will #520F: inventory of personal estate taken on Mar 10 1774 by John Wheaton & Richard Butcher = £28.12.6.
  23. Timmins, p.70: Pennsylvania Gazette: 1773 1500 acres; 1776 1000 acres.
  24. 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.
  25. Griscom Tree/CAG and Hinshaw, p.29.

  • John Griscom. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by John and others.
  • Burial: Friends Burial Ground Salem, New Jersey
  • Spouse: Susannah Hancock
Marriage: 7 July 1737
Chester Meeting House or Salem, New Jersey
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2018-01-22), entry for Andrew II Griscom.
  • Griscom family history

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Griscom-195 and Griscom-19 appear to represent the same person because: Potential duplicate
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Griscom-41 and Griscom-19 appear to represent the same person because: matching date of birth
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