George Leffingwell Reed, ed., Alumni Record: Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College, 1905), 190.
Grabill, John Henry – Born, March 8, 1839, Mt. Jackson, Va.; p. Ephraim and Caroline Grabill; prep., Woodstock and Harrisburg academies; entered 1858; A. B., 1860; A. M., 1868; lieutenant and captain, 35th battalion of cavalry, Confederate States army, 1861-65; superintendent schools, Shenandoah county, Va., 1870-83; Phi Kappa Sigma; U. P. Society; married, December 19, 1866, Mary L. Hollingsworth of Woodstock, Va.; children, Elizabeth Green, John Donaldson, Frank Hollingsworth, Edwin Holmes, Mary Caroline, David Walton, Lucy Catherine, Henry E., Nannie Milton, Ella Hollingsworth. Address, Woodstock, Va.