Griffin, Morgan

b. c. 1831, in NewYork. Griffin arrived in Mattoon, Illinois, in the spring of 1857 to supervise construction on the Essex House. In 1860, Griffin was married and had one child. He made his living as a saloon keeper in Coles County, Illinois. He owned no real estate and had personal property worth $2,000.
Coles County, Illinois, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860; The History of Coles County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm LeBaron, Jr. & Co, 1879), 356.