Biography of Isaac Y. Griffiths
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Isaac Y. Griffiths. Was born in Missouri, January 11, 1832. When but a child his parents moved to Illinois, where the subject of this sketch received his education, and in 1848 went to Lee county, Iowa, where he learned the tailor's trade. In 1853 he crossed the plains with ox teams to California, bringing his wife with him. They kept a boarding house in the mines until 1857, when he came to Sonoma county and settled at Cloverdale, where he followed farming and stock raising until October, 1859, when he came to Mendocino county and settled in Potter valley, where he has since resided. He owns two hundred and forty acres of land, and follows farming and stock raising. Married, September 16, 1851, Miss Mary J. Simply. They have ten living children: Laura, George H., Helen S, Lincoln B., Thomas H., Wirt, Ida, Edwin, Kate, and Frank Have lost two.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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