CYRUS McGUFFEY, farmer, P.O. McGuffey, was born in Franklin County, Ohio, January 15, 1834. He is a son of John and Parmelia (Courtwright) McGuffey, both natives of Ohio. He was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools of Franklin County, also attended school at O.W. University for two years, and was one year at the Ohio University at Athens. On October 25, 1859, he was married to Miranda E. Patterson, a daughter of Thomas and Miranda (Codner) Patterson, by which union there has been one child-William Cyrus, born March 11, 1872. Mrs. McGuffey was a graduate of the Worthington Seminary, Ohio, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. McGuffey came to Hardin County in 1863, settled on Section 13, and has made himself a nice little home on the rich lowlands adjoining the marsh. He is one of those quiet and unassuming men who are seldom appreciated, except by a few intimate friends. He belongs to Pleasant Hill Grange, No. 598, of which he is Lecturer. In politics, he is a Democrat, fills the office of a School Director, is a member of the Executive Committee of the county, and is Postmaster of McGuffey Post Office.
History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883