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Griffin Family Tree Notes

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         GRIFFIN, Septimus H. -
Septimus was a farmer, according to his granddaughter-in-law, Frances Williams Griffin. "Sep" was a wonderful woodchopper, kept her woodbox filled, used to stay with them several weeks at a time when they lived in Ottumwa. His two sons Joab and Jim were miners. (Sep's death certificate said he was a retired miner, but he wasn't.)   

         GRIFFIN, Ira H. -
Died at 3 years of age.   

         GRIFFIN, James Henry -
Lived in Pilcher, Oklahoma for years.   

         GRIFFIN, Joab Price -
Lived in Cherokee, Kansas.   

         GRIFFIN, Infant Girl -
She died in infancy.   

         GRIFFIN, Sharon Jeanne -
She was born at home.   

         GRIFFIN, John -
He was a veteran of the War of 1812.   

         PRICE, Joab Hixon -
In 1860, per federal Census, Joab Hixon Price was worth 10,000.00 in real property and 1,500.00 in personal property. Septimus Griffin worked for Joab as a "hired hand" and lived in the Price household with his wife and 2 small sons. Joab was a farmer.   

         MASSEY, Lavina Blunt -
Died of "la grippe".   

         PRICE, Benjamin Napoleon -   
(I assume this was issued by the Miriam Lodge?)
"Death of an aged citizen. We are again, called upon to chronicle the death of one of our best and most esteemed citizen(s), Benj. Price, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Wm. Smith, in this place on Friday morning last, Nov. 15th, 1878 aged about 80 years. He has been a resident of Harrison county for about 12 years, having moved here from the state of Indiana. He leaves several children all of whom are grown up and married except two. His wife has been dead about five years, and he has three or four brothers yet living. Veasy Price, at Bethany; Wm. L. Price at Blue Ridge, John Price, Civil Bend, Daviess co., Mo. and one in Indiana. He was interred in the Miriam Cemetery on last Saturday, by the I.O.O.F. fraternity, of which order he was a worthy member. The funeral discourse was preached by Eld. J.S. Allen in the Christian church to a large congregation. The relatives and friends of the deceased have the sympathy of the people of this community. According to the custom of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, the following resolutions of respect were drafted appropriate to the occasion: Tribute of respect to Benjamin Price--the special committee to whom was assigned the duty of presenting a memorial upon the death of brother Benjamin Price, member of the Miriam Lodge, No. 126 I.O.O.F., report the following: Whereas, By a dispensation of providence, our brother, Benjamin Price, has been called from among us, therefore. Resolved, that in the death of our brother, the Lodge has lost a faithful worthy and efficient member; his family a kind father and society one of its brightest ornaments, an honest man. Resolved, That the Lodge extend to the family of Bro. Price our heartfelt sympathy in this their bereavement. Resolved, That the Lodge room be draped in mourning and the members wear the usual badge for thirty days, and that these resolutions be published.   

         PRICE, Veazey -   
Veazy Price was born in Lewis county, Ky., on October 26th, 1821, and died in Bethany, Mo., January 12th, aged 70 years, 2 months and 17 days. In 1836, at the age of 15 years, with his father, he emigrated to Huntington county, Ind. On the 5th day of March, 1848, he was married to Mahala Skinner, who survives him, at the age of 67 years. The marriage proved a most fortunate one. We have the testimony of her late husband--the best in the world--that she filled all the requirements that made her a helpmate to him. In 1855, he emigrated to this county, and settled on a farm in what was then Sugar Creek township, now in the limits of Adams township. He became one of a group of anti-slavery men who settled in that part of the county before the war, among whom were such men as Dr. Miller, Bennett Strait and D.D. Boyce. Many others might be named. The late Hon. Thomas D. Neal was a young school teacher among them. This group contributed largely to the 299 votes cast in this county for Abraham Lincoln, one of the strongest Union counties in the State. Mr. Price moved to Bethany in 1863, where he resided until his death. In 1866, he was elected County Treasurer, which office he held two years, having declined a renomination. He had been identified with many business interest in Bethany. At the time of his death he was a director in the Bethany Savings Bank and in the Bethany Improvement Company. He was one of the oldest Odd-Fellows in the county, and devoted to the principles of the order. His regard for the ethical predominated over that which might be called the spectacular. In early life he became a member of the Methodist Church. He had no doubts in his religious beliefs. Thoroughly devoted to his church, the writer has ofttimes thought that his devotion was induced more from its marked spiritual and reformatory character, than merely its theological tenets. Veazy Price was one of the best known citizens of the county of those who had not been long in public life. Kentucky born, Indiana bred, he was a type of that class of men of whom Peter Cartright, in the religious world, and Cassius M. Clay, in the political, were distinguished representatives. Abounding in humor, his laugh rang around the square, and became contagious. Utterly frank, he carried high heart upon his sleeve. A nod and a smile followed approval; a frown, disapproval. Conscience dominated his whole life and led him withersoever it would. This gave him moral courage, and independence of the opinions of others, and enabled him to occupy the front rank with those who keep step in the march of civilization. In early life his political environments were pro-slavery and became anti-slavery. In religion, they were Baptist, and he became a Methodist. he believed in the duty and dignity of labor for all, and only last fall declared his purpose, in writing, to give $10,000 for the establishment of an Industrial College, in Bethany. His sudden death will defeat the realization of his wishes, in this regard. his private benefactions were largely in the line of helping those who help themselves. he was a good hater, but his hate was directed against meanness -- mean men and mean acts. Sometimes we might feel that he failed to decide between the sin and the sinner.   

         BEARD, Katherine -
Will read on May 24, 1775.   

         MASSEY, Robert -
Emigrated to Indiana in 1828.   

         MASSEY, Zachariah B. "JB" -
Obituary: (unknown source)
"Mr. Massey came to Wichita in the days when land in this vicinity could yet be homesteaded. He drove across country from Indiana in 1870 with a team of mules and patented his land near here."   

         WALKER, James Henry -
Was called "Dr." He may have married a Malinda J. Roach on 7 Sept., 1886 in Wichita, Ks. She was 48. He would have been 77.   

         SMITH, Clarissa -
Supposedly born in Moore's Hill, Ripley Co., Indiana. According to present day maps Moore's Hill is now in Dearborn Co.   

         KING, Henry Harrison -
1840 census, Bullitt Co., Kentucky, says Henry's birthplace was "unknown", and Mary Frances birthplace as "Kentucky". Catherines death certificate indicates her parents were both born in Pa. Bullitt Co., Ky. records show a will written 12 Sept. 1835 by Henry King and Codicil written 23 May 1840. The Codicil appointed Mary Frances King and William Moore as co-executors. Original was destroyed in flood. (Will was probated 18 Nov. 1850)   

         WALKER, Nancy Ann -
She had 3 children with Miller.   

         WALKER, Alexander Clarkson -
Pvt., Co. B. 19th Reg. Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. Served 6 July 1861 to 28 July 1864. Was a mail carrier in later life.   

         WALKER, Hiram Lewis Arnold -
Named for one of the men who went with the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was one of the charter members of the Ripley County Teacher's Institute and a soldier in the Civil War, serving in the 37th Reg, Ind. Vols.     

         BLASDELL, Mary Jane -
She died while sitting in a chair talking to her husband.     

         TUSTISON, Agnes Luona -
She died from pneumonia.   

         TUSTISON, Nelson -
Nelson is thought to be the orphan of a member of the Danish Parliament named "Tostes". He was a sea captain and could speak 7 different languages.   

         HICKMAN, Cornelius -
They moved from Ohio to Illinois about 1846.   

         BRIDEGROOM, Mary Elizabeth -
She was a good storyteller and was often surrounded by children eager to hear her tales of the Revolutionary War.   

         SHERER, Daniel Jacob -
He was 5' 10", fair complexion, dark hair and round, hazel eyes. He was a lifelong Democrat and lived in a log cabin on 160 acres which he owned. Sgt. in the War of 1812.   

         SHERER, John Jacob -
He was described as being thin, fair complexion, small face and always wearing a Quaker hat. He and his father farmed for many years and made hats in Guilford, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Continental Army in Berks, co., Penn. and served 3 or 4 years. He moved his family to Ohio by covered wagon in 1806. He and his wife had 9 children but I have no information on them. He preached in the Lutheran church in Preble County and made hats for the Quakers in the area.   

         SCHERRER, Jacob Daniel -
Emigrated to America in 1752. He came on a ship called "Richard and Mary". John Moor was the ship's captain. The voyage took from May 1752 to September 1752. He landed at Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and took the oath of allegiance to the King.   

         SCHERRER, Hanss Nickel -
He lived with his wife in the village of Oberbetsboch, Germany, a province of Rheinland. Owned 40 acres of land.   

         SCHERRER (PSCHIRRER), Hanss Georg -
Became a porter in 1685, a master bricklayer in 1707. In 1684 he had a house with a garden and 2 cows. He cultivated a "morgen" (2.1 acres) of land in the east. His meadows yielded 4 wagons of hay.   

         WALKER, Oliver Perry Morton -
Named after the War Governor of Indiana, Oliver Perry Morton.   

         GRAY, William -
One of the first Circuit Judges in Ripley Co.   

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