John Griffin is my great grandfather. Much of this information is new to me, such as birth locations of both John and Mary. Also that John had a brother (Thomas) living near him.
John Griffin born in 1826 in Teeranea (Gorumna Island), Killannin parish in County Galway.
Emigrated to Manchester on or abouts 1847 and lived as a carpenter before sailing to NYC in 1857.
Served in the NY regiment (Dutchess county) during the civil war from 1863-1865 and married Mary Timmons of Clifton Ireland in Otsego NY in 1865.
After working for the railroads and living in Amboy Illinois, bought a farm near his brother Thomas near Gowrie Iowa in 1877 and successfully farmed and raised a family there before retiring to Des Moines about 1918. Several Timmons and Griffins had farms in the surrounding area in Iowa.
|Date of Birth||1826|
|Date of Death||1918|