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Clergyman

Alexander Viets Griswold, American clergyman.

Background

Griswold, Alexander Viets was born on April 22, 1766 in Simsbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Elisha and Eunice (Viets) Griswold.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Brown U., 1810, Princeton, 1811, Harvard, 1812.

Career

14 children. Ordained deacon Episcopalian Church, 1795, priest, Plymouth, Connecticut, 1795. Rector St. Michael’s Church, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1804. 1st and only bishop of Eastern Diocese, 1810-1830.

Reorganized and revitalized Episcopal Church in New England Author: Discourses on the Most Important Doctrine and Duties of the Christian Religion, 1830. The Reformation and the Apostolic Religion, 1830. Remarks on Social Prayer Meetings, 1858.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Discourses on the Most Important Doctrine and Duties of the Christian Religion, 1830. The Reformation and the Apostolic Religion, 1830. Remarks on Social Prayer Meetings, 1858.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Mitchelson, 1785. Married second, Mistress.

father:
Elisha Griswold

mother:
Eunice (Viets) Griswold

spouses:
Elizabeth Mitchelson

Mistress