WILLIAM GRIFFITH, an honored old citizen of Clark Township, was
born in Scott County, Ky., November 3, 1805, and is the son of
Thomas and Hannah (Ritcheson) Griffith, the former of whom was born
in the state of Delaware. When he was thirteen years old, or in
1818, his parents came to this state and located in Jennings
County, where he spent the rest of his youth on a farm. He was
married in that county, December 27, 1838, to Eliza Ann Campbell.
She was born in Jennings County, this state, April 13, 1818, and is
the daughter of David and Anna (Clinton) Campbell. Mr. and Mrs.
Griffith began their married life on a farm in Jennings County. In
March, 1863, they came to this county, and first located in
Pleasant Township. In the following September, they removed to
Clark Township and located where Mr. Griffith now resides. His life
occupation has been farming. He owns a farm which contains about
120 acres, about 100 of which are in cultivation. Mr. and Mrs.
Griffith have had six children: Eliza J., born October 18, 1839;
Presley R., September 10, 1842; Elzora, August 4, 1848; Calvin L.,
October 27, 1850; William H., August 19, 1856; and a twin sister to
William H., that died unnamed. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith are members of
the Baptist Church. In politics, Mr. Griffith is a republican.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.