From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 363, Monon Township, White County, Indiana
"DAVID GRIFFITH was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, February 16, 1802, and is a son of JOHN and SARAH (MEA) GRIFFITH. DAVID had but slender opportunities for obtaining education, having been put to the plow when quite young. In 1815, his father emigrated to Perry County, Ohio, DAVID remaining with him on the farm until nineteen years old, when he removed to Muskingum County, where he farmed for many years. He was married, November 12, 1838, to CATHERINE GRIFFIN, to which union succeeded nine children - GEORGE W. (deceased), MARY E. (deceased), SARAH J. (deceased), JULIA A. (deceased), SARAH J., MAHALA A., CAROLINE, DAVID, and CHARLIE. After giving up farming, MR. GRIFFITH drove for the Ohio Stage Company twenty-six years. In 1856, he removed to this township, and located upon land entered by him in 1831. Upon this he built a house and made other improvements; he raises considerable stock. Although in his eighty-second year, MR. GRIFFITH is active and well. He is a Jacksonian Democrat, and both he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church."