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Dimmitt GRIFFITH 12378 - Bracken Co

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 6:28AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Griffith, Willoughby, Goff, Wells
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A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians. The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. By E. Polk Johnson, Volume III, Illustrated. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago-New York, 1912.

DIMMITT GRIFFITH. – One of Bracken county’s enterprising young agriculturists and good citizens is Dimmitt Griffith, who is a native Kentuckian and the scion of a family which for a number of generations preceding has been identified with the history of the state. He is a son of Philip and Eveline (Willoughby) Griffith, and his birth occurred March 4, 1876. The grandfather, Dennis Griffith, was a native of Fleming county, his birthdate having been November 21, 1800. The first of the family to have taken up their residence within the borders of the Blue Grass country was the great-grandfather, Willoughby Griffith. He as born in 1766, and came to Adair county at an early date. He remained there for a time and then removed to Danville, in whose life he became a prominent factor, eventually going on to Fort Kenton, near Washington, Mason county. In 1799 he removed to Flemingsburg, where he reared his family, and there he was gathered to his fathers in June, 1841, his years numbering about seventy-six.

Dimmitt Griffith is indebted to the public schools of his native county for his educational advantages. When looking about him for a life work he concluded to adopt agriculture and his property, consisting of fifty-two aces, is a valuable and highly improved tract. His attention is for the most part devoted to general farming.

On March 28, 1900, Mr. Griffith became a recruit to the ranks of the Benedicts, his chosen lady being Matilda (Goff) Wells, a daughter of John D. Wells of Clermont county, Ohio. Their union has been blessed by the birth of two sons, Daniel M., born June 19, 1902, and Colvin, born March 10, 1905. Both the subject and his wife are faithful members of the Christian church, to whose good works they contribute support.

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