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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Ohio Agricultural History | 0 comments

Growing Greene County History

Growing Greene County History


Newlyweds Archibald and Agnes (Stephenson) Grieve immigrated to the United States from Scotland and purchased a farm near Xenia in Greene County in 1814. Here they made a home to raise their family of nine children.

Their son Robert was the next owner in the family line, then Robert’s son, Archibald. Known for quality livestock breeding, Archibald decided to focus on pure-bred Poland China hogs. His work paid off, as he captured several records at the Ohio State Fair, including both the sow and boar grand champions in 1917.

The farm continued in the Grieve family, passing next to the founder’s great-grandson Edmond and his wife, Bernice (Smith) Grieve.

Today the farm is owned by the founder’s great-great-granddaughter, Patricia and her husband Wendell Graham. Their farm is 98 acres, used to grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay.

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