R. I. MOFFITT, farmer, P. 0. Oak Ridge, was born in Blanchard Township, this county, October 1, 1837, son of
William and Polly (Lattie) Moffitt, natives of Ross County, Ohio, of Irish descent. William Moffitt was among the
early pioneers of this county and succeeded in accumulating a handsome fortune; he died in 1884. His family consisted
of eleven children, four of whom survive, our subject being the youngest son. R. I. Moffitt received his education
in the common schools, has followed farming all his life and resides on the home farm consisting of 840 acres of
land. He owns a half interest in this farm and another farm of eighty acres. Mr. Moffitt was united in marriage,
in 1867, with the daughter of William McClish, a pioneer farmer of Franklin County, of Irish descent. Mr. and Mrs.
Moffitt are parents of the following children: Clarence I., Arthur A., David O., Mary E., Alonzo I. and Harold
R. Mr. Moffitt is a Republican in politics; has been school director and trustee of Blanchard Township. He has
never united with any secret organization, except the Grange.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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