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Griggs, Benjamin

BENJAMIN GRIGGS (deceased) was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1816; was a farmer and quite extensively engaged in stock-dealing. In the fall of 1841 he settled in Randolph Township, this county, in the woods, and the next fall had twelve acres cleared and sowed to wheat. He accumulated a large property and gave to each of his five children a good farm, and left a good home for his widow, with ample means for all her wants. Although not a professor of religion, he was liberal in the support of religious institutions, and his loss was felt by the community as well as by his family. For two years he provided a room in his house for school purposes, and eventually gave the ground on which stands the schoolhouse, near his late residence. His widow, Catharine (Boomhauer), is still living at Guy’s Mills, and is the mother of six children, viz.: Edwin, Adelbert (deceased), Judson, Albert N., Louisa and Sarah. The youngest son, Albert N., is still living on the home farm; he inherits all his father’s energetic nature; aside from growing the usual crops he is an extensive fruit grower. He has for a number of years been a consistent member of the Baptist Church. Politically he is identified with the Republican party. He was married December 25, 1870, to Miss Ellen Townley, who was born in 1849, and by whom he has three children: Lydia, Catharine and Clarence.


 

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