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Levi H. Griffith was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1844. Four years later his parents removed to Ohio, where his father, Levi Griffith, died. His mother removed with her family, to Van Buren county, Iowa, in 1855, and the following year went to Mahaska county, thence to Marion county, where the subject of this sketch was married to Minerva C. Adams, a native of New York. He removed to this county in August, 1874. His mother came here with him and remained until her death. Mr. Griffith has been a resident of this township since 1874, but settled where he now resides, in the spring of 1878. His farm contains three hundred and twenty acres, located in section 24. He purchased his land of different parties and none of it was improved at the time of his purchase. He built a frame house in 1878, and broke about thirty acres. He also planted an orchard of two hundred and forty trees, which is now (1884) in fine bearing condition. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith have seven children, three sons and four daughters...Louisa, Ann, Adella, Ella, Edwin, Grant and Roscoe.

Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pp. 643-644.

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