McGriff-Mount Family Papers, 1864-1939

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  McGriff-Mount Family 

Title:  Papers, 1864-1939 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A M146 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection includes letters written by Pvt. Alpheus McGriff while serving in the 79th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, miscellaneous Civil War military documents and correspondence, genealogical documents of the Alpheus McGriff and John Mount families and printed genealogical materials of the McGriff-Mount families. A small group of photographs of the McGriff-Mount families was transferred to the Photographic Collection. 

Biographical Note 

Alpheus G. McGriff (1843-1909), a native of Germantown, OH, enlisted as a private in the 79th Ohio Infantry regiment (1862-1865) and participated in Sherman’s Atlanta campaign. In September, 1864, he was afflicted with a disease (chronic diarrhea?) and spent the next 2 months in various military hospitals in Tennessee and Indiana. After the war, he resided in Springboro, OH where he married Mary Kelsy in 1867. They had only one child (Grace) who survived to adulthood. Grace married Gaylord Clyde Mount in 1898 and they had 3 children, none of whom had any descendents. 

Folder List 

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1864 

Folder 2: Military documents, 1864-c.1865 

Folder 3: Genealogical documents, 1872-1911 

Folder 4: Miscellaneous, 1891-1939