As seen in Picturesque Huron, 1896

James Riley Griffin was born April 29 1812, in the town of Hunter, Greene County, N.Y., 
His boyhood was passed upon his father's farm and in attending winter school.  When a youth he learned the trade of a carpenter, though he 
continued to give his attention to books.  After settling in Greenwich township he taught several terms of school in Fitchville Township, the 
highest salary being $15 per month and "boarding round". January 21, 1839 he married Philena Washburn, who was brought by her parents to Greenwich Township in 1819.  She died Febuary 20, 1863.  January 21, 1864 he married 
Mrs. Mary Jane (Carl) Baker. Mr. Griffin settled upon a farm of 100 acres in Greenwich Township in 1834 and there resdied until 1876, when he 
removed to the town of Greenwich, where he has since resided, living a semi-retired life. 
   p. 283 

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