|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1843|
|Death: ||Nov., 1911|
Los Angeles County
The following biographical sketch of an early settler in Monroe County as reproduced from a book titled, the "Combined History and Atlas of Monroe County, Ohio." The material for this book was taken from two nineteenth century books: (1) 'History of Monroe County Ohio,' a product of the H.H. Hardesty & Co., publishers, Chicago and Toledo, 1882 and (2) 'Caldwell's Atlas of Monroe County, Ohio,' a product of Atlas Publishing Company, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 1898.
JOHN B. DRIGGS – is an attorney at law in Woodsfield. He is a native of what is now Noble county, his birth having occurred at Carlisle, which was at that time in Monroe county, Mar 22 1843. Sophia W. READ became his wife Feb 5 1873, at Woodsfield. Her birth-place is Miltonsburg, this county, and the date Dec 9 1852. The following are their children: Lucy M., born Nov 27 1874; Mary A., Jul 14 1877; John W., Jun 25 1880. Mr. DRIGGS’ father, William, came to Centre township in the spring of 1817, when he was only five years of age. He resided here until 1867, when he removed to Henry county, MO, where he still resides. His mother, Jane OKEY DRIGGS, is deceased. Her grand-father was among the first settlers of this county, and the Act organizing the county designated his house as the place of holding the first term of the Court of Common Pleas for this county. William & Harriet MANN READ are the parents of Mrs. DRIGGS. Mr. DRIGGS is at present prosecuting attorney of Monroe county, his term having commenced Jan 2 1882. He enlisted in Co. B, 25th Regiment OVI, Apr 29 1861, and was discharged at the expiration of his term of enlistment, Jul 10 1864. His brother, James E., was killed at Mark’s Mills, AR, in 1863; he was a member of Co. A, 77th OVI. Mr. DRIGGS’ postoffice address is Woodsfield, Monroe county, OH.
Ohio Law Reporter, A Weekly Journal, Cincinnati: The Ohio Law Reporter Company. 1912; Volume 9, No. 34; November 27, 1911; p414.
John B Driggs
Advices from Los Angeles, Cal., are to the effect that former Judge John Bailey Driggs died suddenly in that city two days after his arrival there to spend the winter. Judge Driggs; home was in Bridgeport, this state. He was sixty-nine years of age, and leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters. He was born in Woodsfield. He served in the Civil War in the Twenty-fifth Ohio Infantry. For two terms he was Prosecuting Attorney of Monroe county. He served for ten years on the Common Pleas bench, beginning in 1886.
Sophia W. Driggs (1852 - 1937)*
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Plot: Garden of Memory
Created by: TLS
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63045967