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Joseph Griffin papers

 Collection — Folder: S543
Identifier: S0543

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of official marriage and pension records and depositions from individuals and local, state and federal government in Indiana and Washington, D.C. ranging from 1860-1913 regarding the pension records of Joseph Griffin.


  • 1860-1913

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Joseph Griffin was born about 1834 in Indiana. He was married on July 12, 1860 to Margaret E. Denton in Jackson County, Indiana. He served in Company G, 54th Regiment Indiana Infantry from July 11, 1862 to September 16, 1862. He left service, complaining of chest and lung trouble and chronic diarrhea, which left him unable to work after the war, but they did own a farm. They had twelve children from 1863 to 1883. Joseph died of pneumonia April 28, 1883.

Information found within the collection.

"Griffin, Joseph". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/20 and /01/21.

"Griffin, Joseph". U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles Kirschner on 1974/07/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/21 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/21 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.