Muscatine County Iowa
Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 661
HENRY GRIFFIN, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Letts; owns farm of 320 acres; Mr. Griffin was born at Ogdensburg, N.Y., in April 1826; his parents, Worden and Parmelia Griffin, removed to Licking Co. when he was a chld. He married in Floyd Co., Ky., Emily Garrett, a native of Kentucky; they have seven children---Louisa (now Mrs. John Snyder, resides in Cedar Tp.), Willis M. (married to Laura Brown), Caroline (now Mrs. Turkenton, resides in Louisa Co.), Mary Belle, Parmelia J., Clement and Frank. Mr. Griffin located on the farm he now owns when he first came to Muscatine Co.; he learned in Columbus, Ohio, the trade of carpenter, which he followed until about 1867. He has served two years as County Supervisor and filled several town offices. Mr. Griffin was a resident of Columbus, Ohio about seven years.
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