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    JAMES GRIFFIS (deceased), was born in Springboro, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1802, and was of Welsh parentage; he purchased his first land in Indiana, consisting of 80 acres, which he sold, and came to Miami Co., in 1852, locating on his farm of 70 acres in Sec. 24, Brown Township. March 26, 1835, he married Miss Susan Wharton, who was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio; they had by this union nine children - Samuel W., Mary, Harrison, Deborah, James, Catherine (deceased), Albert, Oliver F. (deceased), and William S.; Mr. Griffis passed from the stage of life May 22, 1866. Mrs. Griffis is a daughter of Samuel and Deborah (Davis) Wharton, both natives of Pennsylvania, where they married, and emigrated West early in the nineteenth century, locating in Warren Co., Ohio, where Samuel died Feb. 5, 1855, at the age of 69 years 7 months and 2 days; Deborah survived until Aug. 16, 1866, when she, too, passed away at the age of 80 years 6 months and 11 days. May this history be handed down to our future posterity, that they may look back over the pages of a valuable and interesting enterprise.

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