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lier, and lives in Braddock, Pennsylvania; Holmes S., a resident of Braddock also, married Emilia Behm, now dead; Thomas H., who lives in Lorain, Ohio, and whose wife was Dolly Walters.
    The second wife of Captain Graham was Miss Ethelinda Benshoff, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


GRIFFITH J. LLOYD, a progressive farmer of Cambria township, is a son of John and Jane (Vaughn) Lloyd, and was born near Beulah, in Cambria township, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1824.
    His paternal grandfather, Griffith Lloyd, was born in North Wales, but emigrated to America in 1818. He brought his wife and family with him, and first located in Philadelphia; here they remained one year. In 1820 they moved westward, and settled at Beulah, where Mr. Lloyd passed the remainder of his life, engaged in farming. He was a member of the Congregational Church, and, while in his native country, followed the trade of a weaver.
    John Lloyd, father, was born in North Wales June 6, 1795, and at the age of twenty-three came to this country in company with his father and family. They finally settled near his father in Cambria township, upon a piece of vacant land containing one hundred and forty acres, and afterwards purchased one hundred and sixty acres more from John Evans. He had learned the trades of a weaver and stone-mason in his native country, but, after coming to this, followed agricultural pursuits exclusively. In early life he was a member of the Congregationalist Church, but finally became identified with the Christian Church, in which he was active.
    On May 6, 1816, he wedded Jane Vaughn

in Wales. She was born in North Wales, May 8, 1790, and became the mother of eight children, three sons and five daughters; Jane died during the voyage to this country; Nancy, died in girlhood; John J. resides in Marshall county, Iowa; Griffith J. is the subject of this sketch; Elnora, deceased, was the wife of David Jones; Anna, deceased, was the consort of George Wilson; Thomas, deceased, was a lumber merchant of Ebensburg, the county seat of Cambria county; and Phoebe, the relict of Stephen Lloyd, of Nebraska.
    Griffith J. Lloyd was reared upon a farm, and has been engaged in the pursuits of husbandry most of his life. In 1854, he purchased the old homestead, which contains one hundred and forty-six acres. He also owns an interest in a valuable tract of timber land situated in Blacklick township, this county. He is a member of the Christian Church, and in politics is a republican. He has filled various local offices, among which are: assessor, auditor and school director.
    His marriage on December 7, 1852, with Mary, a daughter of David Powell, resulted in the birth of five children: Jane A. is deceased; John C. is a farmer, and resides near Iowa city, Iowa; Jerry, who resides at home with his parents, is a successful teacher of Cambria county, and is taking the normal course in the Indiana State Normal school; Hattie resides with her brother, John G., and Lilly is at home with her parents.


JOHN EMMET LUCAS, a skilled and experienced workman, and the senior member of the planing mill and contracting firm of Lucas & Saly, of Johnstown, is a son of John T. and Sarah (Berry) Lucas, and was born in Johnstown, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1851. His paternal great-


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