Biography of Lewis Griffith
Allen County, OH Biographies

LEWIS GRIFFITH, farmer, P. O. Gomer. is a native of Radnorshire, Wales, born January 14, 1828; son of Lewis and Jane (Mills) Griffith, natives of Montogomeryshire, Wales, where they were married; they had two children, Margaret and Lewis. who came with them to America in 1832. The family settled first in Butler County, Ohio, where the father died in 1834; the widow married again in that county where she and her husband lived until 1841, then moved to that part of Putnam County, Ohio, which is now Sugar Creek Township, this county, and here she died in June 1877; her second husband died in July, 1883. Our subject was married, May 2, 1857, to Miss Hannah Evans, of Sugar Creek Township. this county. a native of Carnarvonshire, Wales, born in May, 1841, daughter of William and Jane Evans. To our subject and wife were born five sons and four daughters: Joseph H., Jane, William L., John M., Margaret A., Evan F., Kate M., David C. and Cora E., all now living. Mr. Griffith purchased, in 1882, the home farm where he now resides, which he rented from the time of his marriage and which he had greatly improved. The original homestead building having been destroyed by fire in 1872; our subject's stepfather, who owned the farm at the time of the fire erected in its place the present substantial residence. Mrs. Griffith is a member of the Congregational Church. In politics Mr. Griffith is a Republican.

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