Griffin, Selah J. 

Biography

Ca. 1795–after 1860. Blacksmith. Born in Virginia. Married first Polly. Lived in Morgan Township, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, by 1820. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1826. Supervisor of highways, 1827, and fence viewer, 1829, in Kirtland. Baptized into LDS church, by June 1831. Ordained an elder by JS, 6 June 1831. Served mission to Missouri, 1831. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, 1831. Moved to Clay Co., Missouri, 1833. Appointed member of Second Quorum of the Seventy, 28 Feb. 1835. Member of Kirtland high council, 1835. Moved to Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1836. Lived in Knox Co., Illinois, by 1840. Married second Margaret Dawsett (Dosset), 19 June 1853, at Green Co., Illinois. Moved to Montezuma, Pike Co., Illinois, by 1860.