From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 826-827


B. Frank Griffith was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, May 16, 1846, a son of John and Jemima (Gossage) Griffith, and was five years of age when his parents moved to Indiana.  After the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Fifty-second Indiana Infantry and served the greater part of the time of his enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley after it had been swept clean of rebels by Sheridan's army.  On his return home he again assumed charge of the homestead and cared for his widowed mother till her death.  Christmas day, 1868, he married Julia, daughter of Elder Harlow J.and Fanny Carpenter.  She was born in Ohio in 1850, and was about one and a half years of age when her parents came to this township.  Mr. and Mrs. Griffith have four children -- Eugene A., Harlow J., Maude C. and Leo.  Mr. Griffith is a prominent member of the Republican party, and is serving his second term as Township Trustee, being one the the most efficient officers the township has ever had.  He is a member of Baron Steuben Post, No. 387, G. A. R.



Submitted by Kim Davoli