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869 > Page 869 of History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky.

APPENDIX. 869 times as a Representative from Daviess County to the Senate and Lower House. He died in December, 1848. Mrs. Griffith died in 1832. They had four sons, two living-Daniel M., real estate agent, and Clinton. Clinton attended the Hartford schools until sixteen, when he entered college at Lexington, and graduated at the Transylvania College in 1849. He was elected as Director of the old Southern Bank before twenty-ore years of age. In August, 1869, he was elected a Representative to the Lower Houise of the Kentucky Legislature; re-elected August, 1871, and elected Senator in August, l877. He is an extensive land owner and resides on the old homestead of his father, oh6 and a half miles southwest of town. He married in November, 1853, Mary Crawford, a daughter of James Crawford. She died in 1865. They had three children, two now living-Elizabeth S., wife of John G.Weir, and Wm. R. - attorney of Owensboro. Mr. Griffith married Miss Anna Belle Weir, in November, 1868. She was the daughter of James and Susan (Green) Weir. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith have five children- Susan, James W., Allen, Arria and Clinton J. Mrs. Griffith is a menber of the Old School Presbyterian church. The family is of Welsh and English descent. The first Griffith settled in Baltimore, prior to the Revolutionary war. Hie had three sons; one settled in North Carolina, one in Baltimore and one in Philadelphia. The first Griffith settled in Baltimore when quite young, leaving, as he supposed, a barren waste, which afterward became very valuable in coal and minerals, and is now supposed to be in the possession of Welsh claimants, the American Griffliths having made no attempt to recover it, through the advice of John J. Crittenden, who was U. S. Senator from Kentucky. J. F. Mager, bookkeeper for F. T. Gunther Co., Owensboro, was born in Owensboro, March 23, 1853. He was the fifth child of a family of four sons and two daughters of Henry and Sophia Lager. He was educated in the public and private schools of Owensboro and business college of Evansville, where he graduated. He is a member of K. of P., Star Lodge, No. 19, Owensboro. In politics he is a Democrat. W. J. Lotcats, jailer, was born in St. Mary's County, Md., a son of William and Alice (Sparks) Lucas. Soon after his birth they removed to Virginia. His parents both died when he was very young, and at an early age he was apprenticed to the carriage- maker's trade. He afterward learned the painter's trade. At the outbreaking of the late war he was one of the first to enlist in the