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Griffin, Samuel P.

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Griffin, Samuel P.
March 13, 2007 06:24PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.

SAMUEL P. GRIFFIN, a prominent merchant of Warsaw, and native of Gallatin
County, Ky., was born August 23, 1844. His father, Benjamin F. Griffin,
a native of Fayette County, was born in 1818, and was a farmer by
occupation; for many years he was assessor of Gallatin County, and was also
revenue collector for the Sixth District of Kentucky for three years. He
married Sidney Hoggins of Gallatin County, a daughter of William Hoggins,
who bore him six sons and three daughters, of whom our subject is the
third child. Mrs. Sidney Hoggins died in 1870; she was for many years a
consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Levi Griffin,
the paternal grandfather of Samuel P., was a native of Culpeper County,
Va., and a farmer; he moved to Kentucky at an early day, and first
settled in Bourbon County, but subsequently went to Fayette County, where
he lived for a short time, and then moved to Gallatin County, where he died.
He took part in the war of 1812. Samuel P. Griffin was educated in the
common schools of Gallatin County; he was reared on the farm, where he
remained until 1876, when he engaged in general merchandising. December
10, 1868, he married Alice B. Smith, of Owen County, daughter of William
B. and Lucretia (Orr) Smith, natives of Kentucky. The birth of one son
and one daughter followed this union, viz: Lillian G. and William S.
Politically Mr. Griffin is a Republician. He and his wife are members
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Griffin Hoggins Smith Orr
Fayette-KY Bourbon-KY Owen-KY Culpeper-VA

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