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Part I History 
Part II Genealogies 







To those sturdy men and women who left their well- 
established New England homes to found a new com- 
munity in the wilderness; who, with strong faith, 
dauntless courage and untiring industry, 
founded this township of Twinsburg; 
to whose wisdom, patience 
and devotion each succeeding 
generation is debtor. 

This book is gratefully dedicated. 

\^ PART I 

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Centennial History 
vj Twinsburg, Ohio 

1817 1917 

An account of the settlement of the township and sub- 
sequent events during a hundred years, illustrated with 
portraits of representative citizens and views of noteworthy 
buildings and natural scenery. 


Lena M. Carter 

Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center 


Nature's Contribution to Twinsburg 9 

The Settlement at Millsville 13 

The New Township of Twinsburg 18 

An Era of Prosperity 28 

Development of the Public Schools 40 

Samuel Bissell and the Twinsburg Institute 44 

Music 66 

The Churches 75 

Twinsburg in the Civil War 108 

The Postoffice, and Civil Status of Twinsburg 127 

Travel and Transportation 129 

Industries 137 

Professional Life 144 

Twinsburg's Fight for Temperance 147 

Societies 153 

A Group of Incidents 162 

Cemeteries 166 

Developments of Recent Years 168 

Centennial Celebration 179 

Centennial Poem 186 


AT the annual meeting of the Samuel Bissell Memorial 
Library Association, February 22, 191 3, it was de- 
cided to undertake the publication of A History of 
Twinsburg, to be issued in connection with the Centennial 
to be held in 1917. The entire matter was placed in charge 
of a committee of five which organized with Mr. Chauncey 
B. Lane as chairman, Miss Eliza P. Reed, secretary, Messrs, 
R. B. Chamberlin and W. S. Lister, in charge of finances, and 
Miss Lena M. Carter, historian. Rev. R. T. Cross was 
chosen genealogist. 

It was never expected that the task would be un- 
attended with difficulties. Many perplexing problems have 
presented themselves, some of which are as yet unsolved. 
The willingness of both former and present citizens to assist 
financially, and also in furnishing necessary data, has been 
greater than it seemed wise to hope. It has developed that 
many records, supposedly existent, have disappeared. 
Consequently some subjects are treated generally rather 
than in detail, since even the most painstaking investigation 
cannot supply such a lack in a work involving the occur- 
rences of a century. 

An attempt has been made to meet the desires of the 
diff^erent persons who may read this book. There are not a 
few who made their homes in Twinsburg many years ago 
who may desire in these pages to live over the old days, to 
renew acquaintance with friends long forgotten and to pass 
on to their posterity an enduring account of the events of 
years long past. There is this generation, some of whom are 
descendants of the early settlers, some of later advent here, 
and others who know of Twinsburg only as the home of their 
ancestors. To those who know the present town the process 
by which it has evolved from the past possesses much of 
interest. And there are those of future generations whose 
unquestionable right it is to know what of character and 

Preface 7 

endeavor have been incorporated in their inheritance from 
the century just now gone by. 

The Hfe and work of Rev. Samuel Bissell are given 
rather lengthy treatment, both because of the real worth of 
the man and his mission, and also because of the renown 
given the town through his work. Furthermore, as the 
publication of this book has been assumed by the Samuel 
Bissell Memorial Library Association, it has seemed fitting 
that proper recognition should be rendered Rev. Mr. Bissell 
in these pages. 

Another difficulty confronting the committee was the 
selection of illustrations. The necessarily limited number 
of persons, buildings and natural scenes here portrayed were 
selected because it was thought they would merit the in- 
terest of the living and, also, of future generations. It was 
deemed wise to insert few pictures of the living. Against 
his earnest protest the committee voted to insert the picture 
of the chairman. 

Acknowledgment is gladly made of the value to the 
writer of the published accounts of early life in the town 
prepared by Mr. Ethan Ailing and Mr. Luman Lane. Mr. 
Samuel A. Lane's History of Summit County has also been 
very helpful. The opportunity is here taken to express 
gratitude to all who have contributed material and, in 
several instances, an entire chapter toward this book. 
Among contributors not elsewhere named are Mrs. W. C. 
Prentiss, Mrs. A. J. Brown, Mrs. E. B. Grouse, A. W. 
Elliott and Dr. R. B. Chamberlin. In addition to these are 
the many who have freely given valuable information, 
often, after much exacting research. Numberless times the 
many years and the active memory of Mr. Oscar A. Nichols, 
Twinsburg's third oldest man, have been proven of high 

Undoubtedly many inaccuracies will be discovered 
notwithstanding the fact that many items have been omitted 
because of lack of reasonable verification. No effort has 
been made, nor needed to be made, to give more praise to 
Twinsburg's citizens than is their just due. The writer 
entertains the feeling that if error has been made it has been 
in withholding rather than adding expressions of com- 

8 Preface 

If, after having read this book, the reader shall have a 
warmer feeling of gratitude toward the pioneers and their 
successors, if he shall possess a better understanding of the 
business of making a thriving, respectable, law-abiding and 
progressive community, if he shall feel a keener sense of his 
responsibility as a citizen, the committee charged with the 
preparation of this book will feel its effort and labor have 
not been in vain. 

Tinker's Creek at Old AIills 

Tinker's Creek, Old Swimming Hole 

The Falls at Old Mills 

Water W orks Reservoir 

Where Big Stones Were Quarried 

Richardson Grovi 

Ledges axd Cave Near Reservoir 

Leach's Falls, in Winter 


Walter B. Lister 

SURROUNDED on all sides by hills, Twinsburg 
nestles comfortably in the little valley made by 
Tinker's creek. From above, it presents a pretty 
panorama of patches of green, gold, and dark brown, 
dotted with the black and white of houses and the 
red of barns, cut in all directions by the grayish-brown of the 
roads, while throughout the whole goes a winding path of 
willow-green along the serpentine course of the Tinker's. 
Here and there are tracts of woodland, in winter bleak and 
bare save for an occasional pine, in spring the brightest of 
greens, and turning to an artistic confusion of all colors under 
the witchery of fall. 

That is the way it now appears. A hundred years ago 
the picture was changed. In place of red barns and modern 
houses were a few log cabins. The church-spires were not 
there to pierce the sky. Where now are pastures and fields 
of corn and grain, the forest was unbroken. Where now 
automobiles speed along brick pavement, a little trail 
wandered in and out among the trees. 

Wild animals of all sorts were in abundance. The best 
authority that we have is Luman Lane, whose sketches 
give a good idea of the natural features of those early days. 
According to him the deer were so plentiful that they usually 
saw a number every day that they traveled in the woods. 
In the fall they were killed with some difficulty but in winter 
he says it was no uncommon thing for a hunter to bring 
down three or four in one day. Bears were rather common 
and used to kill the settlers' hogs in the woods. Wolves were 
frequently heard and their tracks often seen near houses. 
They caused a great deal of trouble by killing sheep. Luman 
Lane says in one place, "One night, my sheep not being 
safely shut up, I heard them howl as if they were rejoicing 
with full bellies. In the morning, on going to look at my 
sheep, found they had taken only four. This was not the 

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only time they killed my sheep." Turkeys were quite num- 
erous and their calls could be heard in all directions upon 
a still morning. A hunter would select one, go as near as 
possible, and then imitate the call of the hen turkey, the 
tom-turkey would usually come near enough to shoot. 
Hedgehogs were common. The dogs would bite them 
and get their mouths full of quills which had to be im- 
mediately drawn out. There were some wildcats 
but they stayed in the deep woods and as they did no 
damage little attention was paid to them. Rattlesnakes 
were plentiful. A large yellow spotted snake which some- 
times measured eight or nine inches in circumference existed 
upon the high land and a small dark-colored" massa-sauga" 
upon the low land. There were no crows but great numbers 
of the larger ravens. We are told that the owls used to make 
a " hideous noise" in the night. The passenger pigeons were 
exceedingly abundant here. Henry Parmelee tells about 
their vast numbers in 1835. They would fly from the 
Aurora swamp, where they stayed at night, to the Northfield 
swamp, where they fed. Their flight so darkened the sky 
that chickens started for their roost. The flock was several 
miles wide and made such a roaring noise that one could not 
hear conversation ten feet away. The raccoons and black 
and grey squirrels destroyed considerable corn. Luman 
Lane says that he once saw fifty squirrels in five minutes. 
All of these animals were quite unafraid of man. Sometimes 
the felling of a tree would be answered by the howl of wolves 
and a deer would occasionally be browsing upon the same 
tree upon which a settler was chopping. 

Times have changed. Such conditions no longer exist. 
With the clearing away of the woodland many animals, 
before common, disappeared. Wolves, bear, deer, and rat- 
tlesnakes are things of the past. Foxes, which Luman Lane 
speaks of carelessly, as if they were too common to mention, 
are now rare. No one has seen a passenger pigeon for 
twenty years. Crows have replaced the ravens and the 
only turkeys we now have are domesticated. 

Yet nature's contributions to Twinsburg have not 
ceased. In fact, nowhere are her beauties better displayed. 
In birds, flowers, and beautiful landscape she is rich beyond 
all comparison. Imagine, if you can, a better field for a 

Nature's Contribution to Twinsburg ii 

nature student than the Aurora Pond district. The ledges 
of rock at one side, the open marshy country surrounding, 
and the dense tamarack bog, with a few pines and spruces 
scattered here and there, and with ferns three or four feet 
high rising upon the trunks of dead trees crossing pools of 
stagnant water, form a naturalist's paradise. In winter the 
place is rather deserted save for an occasional grouse or 
quail and the hawks which slip silently through the bare 
tamaracks on the watch for prey. If it were not for the 
chickadees, nuthatches, and small woodpeckers the stillness 
would be oppressive. In the spring when the tamaracks 
again show their little bundles of green needles many 
migratory birds make it their temporary home. Tiny wood 
warblers, with plumage containing all colors of the rainbow, 
inhabit the treetops, visible only to keen eyes and a field 
glass. Out on the pond the ducks can be seen, now flying 
overhead from one woods to another, and now settling for a 
moment upon the surface of the water. About a half dozen 
species of sparrows haunt the open fields and the birds are 
innumerable in the thickets. Just to provide a note of 
discord, a flock of blackbirds can generally be heard. In 
early summer the vegetation in the swamp becomes very 
dense and provides excellent cover for the great number of 
ovenbirds, which are often heard but seldom seen. In late 
summer swarms of insects take possession and remain until 

Bird lovers will find some other places nearly as fruitful 
for observation as the Pond. A large woods crossing the 
Dell District road is full of life and upon an early spring 
morning Bissell's woods upon the Bedford road is teeming 
with all kinds of birds. Anyone who is deeply interested in 
this subject soon learns to know the local habits of the birds; 
that in a certain grove he is likely to find woodpeckers, in a 
certain thicket, thrushes, and so on. The writer has himself 
studied over sixty-five different species of birds in Twinsburg 
township and a more careful study might show over one 
hundred and fifty species present. 

The ornithologist is by no means the only one who finds 
Twinsburg a profitable field for investigation. While a 
review of the local flora would be too lengthy to permit of 
space here, the possibilities are unlimited for original in- 

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vestigation along this line. Such places as the marshy 
ground near Aurora Pond present immense numbers of 
plants, both marine and terrestrial. A careful study of the 
grasses alone there would take many months. The chance 
for important finds of rare or new species is great. Several 
years ago some plants of the pink lady's slipper, a very rare 
orchid, were found there. And even the ordinary "posies" 
which we gather on a walk through the woods are of suffi- 
cient number and variety to interest, surprise, and confuse 

Rock formations of many kinds exist here. The three 
series of ledges present an interesting field and the under- 
lying strata of glacier-scratched rock form landmarks of 
which every resident has reason to be proud. 

Such a survey shows that nature, while changing greatly 
during a century, has not done so for the worse. She re- 
mains today as wonderful and as sublime in her manifesta- 
tions as in the days of Luman Lane. Throughout the course 
of a hundred years an invisible force has been selecting the 
strongest and the fittest of all forms of life, that only those 
might survive. The natural features which we have now in 
Twinsburg are not what have been left by the devastating 
hand of man, but instead the finest of all that have ever 
existed here. The trees, the flowers, and the birds which we 
behold are those which have been tested in the laboratories 
of the outdoors and found to be the best. So it is always with 
nature; she never stands still, never retrogrades, but ever 
progresses onward by a process of evolution which moves 
steadily toward the ideal. 

We may love nature and her forms today as much as or 
more than the naturalists did ten decades ago. The pas- 
senger pigeon has gone but we bestow our affections upon 
the cardinal, a newcomer, and need feel no whit loser for the 
change. The call of the wild is stronger and more irresistible 
than ever. And in the glorious springtime, 

"When beechen buds begin to swell 
And woods the bluebird's warble know," 

he who holds close kinship with nature is drawn by an unseen 
longing to her bountiful domains, the woods and fields, to sit 
at her feet and hearken to her wisdom. 

Ethan Alling 


TO those who know the natural advantages of 
Twinsburg it may seem strange that it was the 
last township in what is now Summit County to 
be settled. However, the settlements in the Con 
necticut Western Reserve were largely a matter of 
chance, as departures from the established lines of travel 
were attended with great hazards. Naturally the water 
courses and old Indian trails determined most of the earlier 
settlements. The nearest waterway of any consequence 
was several miles west of Twinsburg, and the old trails led 
farther north or south. This fact, and a certain clannishness 
prevalent in newly settled regions, probably, in large 
measure, account for the fact that not till 1817 did the hills 
and valleys we love resound with the ring of the home- 
steader's ax. 

Back in Connecticut what we call Twinsburg was simply 
"Township Five in the Tenth Range" to the Connecticut 
Land Company, and as such was sold to several parties. 
Moses and Aaron Wilcox acquired the northern and north- 
eastern portion, Henry Champion the western and north- 
western part and Mills and Hoadley the southeastern part. 

The most unusual feature in the early history of the 
town is the fact that the first settlement was made by a boy 
of only sixteen years, Ethan Ailing. Fortunately we have 
available his own account of life in those early days. In 
i860 he wrote as follows: 

"I was born in Milford, (now Orange) Conn., five miles 
west of the city of New Haven, the 1 3 th day of August, 1 800. 
My father, Lewis Ailing, was bred a farmer, but at my 
earliest recollection, was selling goods in New Haven, where 
he lent his name freely and suffered loss, as he afterwards 
told me. After his failure in the above business he took 
heavy jobs, building turnpike roads, etc., at the same time 
working a small stony farm and keeping a country tavern on 
the Derby Turnpike four miles west of New Haven. He was 
an industrious saving man but unfortunate in pecuniary 
matters. My mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth 

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Clark, died in New Haven, July 15, 1806, leaving two chil- 
dren, myself and brother Lewis, who was then about fifteen 
months old. From that time until my father re-married in 
1809 (to Nancy Wheeler of Derby, Conn., who came and 
died with him in Ohio), I lived or stayed with my grand- 
father, uncles, etc., four miles from New Haven, and fared 
hard, not being much cared for by anybody. There was a 
school kept six months in the year about a mile from where I 
lived to which I was sent with my little basket containing 
my dinner and Webster's Easy Lesson Spelling Book, with 
instructions that if I passed any person older than myself 
to take off my hat and make a bow, rain or shine. This 
instruction was given at both ends of the road and its ob- 
servance strictly required of all school children and youth in 
that day. 

"In 1812 I had a severe sickness that made a cripple of 
me for more than a year and put an end to my school 
opportunities (which will account for my bad spelling and 
worse grammar), with the exception of studying the Sur- 
veyor's Art a few months in the fall of 18 16. In the spring 
of 1 8 14 my father got a situation for me in Loomis and 
Johnson's grocery store in New Haven, by paying my board 
the first year, where I stayed until the company failed in 
1 8 16. Young men now expect a large salary the first year 
and often get more than they can earn. 

"In the winter of 1816-17 my father sold his farm and 
other property and took notes which he traded off (guar- 
anteeing payment) to the amount of five thousand dollars to 
Mills and Hoadley for 1000 acres of land in Tract 3, Town- 
ship No. 5, Range 10, Connecticut Western Reserve, which 
township they, after the above trade was made, called 
MiLLSViLLE. A part of the notes were never paid, con- 
sequently we had but 400 acres of the land. 

"On the 3rd day of March, 18 17, 1 started for Ohio with 
three hired men, Zeri Ailing, Rodolphus (called Tom) 
Wolcott and Lex Johnson. We had a muddy road all the 
way except one day's travel on the ice from Buffalo to 
Dunkirk, and arrived at Zina Post's in Hudson on the 31st 
day of March. Stayed over night and the next morning went 
to Esquire Gideon Mills with a letter of introduction from 
Isaac Mills, one of the firm from which we bought the land. 

Early Settlement at Millsville 15 

We took an early dinner with Esquire Mills and he started 
with us for the north town, as he called it, not having heard 
of its being named Millsville. From Wm. Chamberlin's we 
followed a line of marked trees, called Chagrin road until 
we came to the line of Tract No. 2 (afterwards known as the 
Wilcox tract), which Esquire Mills said was the center of the 
town. There we sat down under a beech site tree, which 
spot is now the exact S. E. corner of the Public Square. 
The lay of the land was uneven, a bad slough a few rods 
south of where we stopped, and nothing looked inviting to 
locate a village upon. We then took a southeasterly course 
up the creek to the falls (since called the Mills), where we 
found some sticks of hewed timber which had been drawn 
by the people of Hudson, and I believe Aurora, to build a 
sawmill. They had also put up a log cabin with one roof 
which we afterwards occupied. Thence we passed over the 
hill known now as the Hawkins' farm and returned to 
Esquire Mills'. Thus ended my first day in this town. We 
stayed two weeks with Esquire Mills and cleared oif a piece 
of his old slashing to plant with corn upon shares, and in the 
meantime selected the hill above named to commence 
operations upon. Tract No. 3 had not yet been surveyed 
into lots but was surveyed that season by Samuel S. Baldwin, 
Esq., of Newburg, O. The question having often been 
asked why we preferred that spot to the center I will here 
give the reasons. First, there we found excellent plow and 
grass land, water, stone, timber, sugar trees, etc. Second, 
the water-power at the falls was the best for miles around, 
probably three times the water there then that there is now, 
and we believed that business would center there as it had 
centered at Middlebury and other places regardless of the 
centers; and I still think there would have been a smart 
village built up had not the owners. Mills and Hoadley, 
attempted a foolish speculation by laying out a village and 
asking from fifty to two hundred dollars apiece for lots con- 
taining less than one half an acre of land, thus shutting out 
mechanics, etc. 

"On the 15th day of April we took bed and board in the 
shanty at the Falls. Our stock of provisions was a barrel of 
poor pork that I paid Capt. Oviatt twenty-five dollars for, 
one bbl. of flour, eight dollars, ten bushels of potatoes, five 

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dollars, and one gallon of whiskey, $1.50. The latter being 
in those days, indispensable in the best of families had to 
soon be replenished. Our entire cooking utensils and 
furniture consisted of a bake kettle without a bail, two tin 
bake pans, one case knife, one iron spoon, and a board, two 
foot by six, that was got for a door to the shanty. Each one 
had a jack knife and provided himself with a sharp stick 
fork and a clean chip plate, every meal. With these I cooked 
and kept house for a family of from four to six and enter- 
tained lots of company. Ours being the only hotel in the 
place we had many hungry visitors and enjoyed life first rate. 

"About the 20th of May Elisha Loomis and Lester 
Davis arrived from New Haven and stopped with us a part 
of the time; on the 31st of May Frederick Stanley arrived 
and on the ist of July my brother Lewis, Gideon Thompson 
and Zenas Ailing arrived with a drove of 104 Merino sheep, 
having driven them from Derby, Conn., to Hudson, O., 660 
miles, in thirty days. On the 7th of July my father and 
mother, sister Elizabeth, then seven years old, Irena 
Thomas, afterwards wife of Luman Lane, Amos Cook Taylor, 
father of Timothy Taylor, now at Macedonia, and Wilson 
Whitticus, the colored boy (called Tone), arrived — making 
in all fifteen souls from our neighborhood in Conn, that had 
arrived to that date, July 7th, 1817. Two of these, however, 
Johnson and Davis, had returned to Connecticut. 

"About the first of June we raised a log house; early 
the next spring (181 8) we built a frame barn and in the fall 
of that year raised and partly finished a frame house. These 
were the three first buildings of their kind in the township. 
The sawmill was erected in 18 17, the gristmill in 1818. 
Joel N. Thompson had a distillery in operation in 1821 at 
the spring where O. Appleby now lives. 

"The average number of our family the first year was 
14, mostly men; all lived and got along comfortably in a log 
house which had but two rooms, one below and one above, 
poorly chinked and not mudded at all; the fireplace without 
jambs calculated for wood 6 feet long. All were healthy and 
could eat three meals a day without inconvenience. Pro- 
visions were dear, except venison. In the fall of 1 8 1 7 we paid 
for eight poorly fatted hogs, eight dollars a hundred. The 
meat of a good sized deer cost only from fifty cents to a 

Early Settlement at Millsville 17 

dollar, or less than one cent a pound. Consequently we 
devoured many of these noble animals. Flour was eight 
dollars a barrel, salt ten dollars. Goods were still higher, 
^ cotton shirting was 50 cts. a yd., calico 75 cts., etc. With 
the best economy we could use our money was all gone before 
we could raise anything to sell and when that good time 
came (1819) money was scarce, produce was plenty and very 
low, wheat being fifty cents in trade, with other grain and 
meat in proportion. In the fall of that year I lent Oliver 
Brown of Hudson eight dollars in money for a few days. 
When I called for it he said he would deliver me twenty-four 
bushels of the best white seed wheat for the debt, and did 
so. Every prudent man stopped making contracts to pay 
money. Notes were given payable at a time and place, in 
cattle, grain, etc., at the market price, which was not under- 
stood to mean exactly what the article would fetch in money 
but less than the trade price. The price of chopping the 
timber on an acre of land, ready for logging was six dollars; 
chopping, clearing and fencing, twenty dollars. At which 
price Gideon Thompson, John L. Thompson and Nathaniel 
Palmer (known as the Twinsburgh Land Clearing Company) 
chopped, cleared, and fenced some eighty acres in 1819-20." 

From another account we learn that Ezra Osborn 
arrived with his family July i, 18 17, but settled in the 
western part of the township. Mrs. Osborn has the dis- 
tinction of being the first woman to be a settler in the town. 

It is difficult after these hundred years to even imagine 
what of dissatisfaction with old conditions, yearnings for 
change, zest for adventure, sense of duty and other senti- 
ments prompted the migrations of these pioneers, but it is 
certain they must have been men and women of strong faith, 
untiring energy, and a great hope. 


THE reader has already learned that the north and 
northeastportionof" Township 5 "were drawn by Mos- 
es and Aaron Wilcox. At that time they were merchants 
InKillingworth, Conn. Born May ii, 1770, at North Killing- 
worth, Conn., they had been educated in the same school 
had engaged in business together, had married sisters 
(Huldah and Mabel Lord of Killingworth) at the same time, 
and held their property in common. Though they did not 
personally visit their Ohio property till 1823, in 1819 they 
made an arrangement with the settlers to name the town. 
For this privilege they donated six acres of land for a public 
square and twenty dollars toward the erection of a school- 
house. As they did not own the land covering the exact 
center of the township they set aside six acres adjacent to it. 
In naming the town they evidenced their oneness in feeling 
and called it Twinsburg. 

At their store in Killingworth they had for inspection 
by possible purchasers a map of the lots in their tract in 
Twinsburg, made by Jos. Darrow, also a description of each 
lot and a plan of the settlement at Millsville. In the spring 
of 1820 they sent Elijah W. Bronson to Twinsburg to act as 
their agent. On the east side of the square he erected a log 
house which was the first building at the center. In the fall 
of 1820 he brought his wife and Samuel Hull to Twinsburg. 

In 1823 the Wilcox twins came to Twinsburg. For a 
time they lived by themselves in a blacksmith shop that had 
belonged to Oliver Clark. It stood on the lot where the bank 
now stands. This was a temporary arrangement as that 
year they built on the same lot the first frame house erected 
at the center. 

In the spring of 18 19 there were enough voters in the 
town to effect a township organization. The commissioners 
of Portage county issued a proclamation and the first election 
was held in April, 1819. Frederick Stanley was elected 
clerk and other officers were chosen. It appears that Lewis 
Ailing and Frederick Stanley were elected justices of the 
peace, but later it was learned that it was necessary to have 
an order from the court to appoint justices. The next fall 


THE reader has already learned that the north and 
northeast portion of "Township 5 "were drawn by Mos- 
es and Aaron Wilcox. At that time they were merchants 
inKillingworth,Conn. Born May ii, 1770, at North Killing- 
worth, Conn., they had been educated in the same school 
had engaged in business together, had married sisters 
(Huldah and Mabel Lord of Killingworth) at the same time, 
and held their property in common. Though they did not 
personally visit their Ohio property till 1823, in 1819 they 
made an arrangement with the settlers to name the town. 
For this privilege they donated six acres of land for a public 
square and twenty dollars toward the erection of a school- 
house. As they did not own the land covering the exact 
center of the township they set aside six acres adjacent to it. 
In naming the town they evidenced their oneness in feeling 
and called it Twinsburg. 

At their store in Killingworth they had for inspection 
by possible purchasers a map of the lots in their tract in 
Twinsburg, made by Jos. Darrow, also a description of each 
lot and a plan of the settlement at Millsville. In the spring 
of 1820 they sent Elijah W. Bronson to Twinsburg to act as 
their agent. On the east side of the square he erected a log 
house which was the first building at the center. In the fall 
of 1820 he brought his wife and Samuel Hull to Twinsburg. 
In 1823 the Wilcox twins came to Twinsburg. For a 
time they lived by themselves in a blacksmith shop that had 
belonged to Oliver Clark. It stood on the lot where the bank 
now stands. This was a temporary arrangement as that 
year they built on the same lot the first frame house erected 
at the center. 

In the spring of 18 19 there were enough voters in the 
town to efi^ect a township organization. The commissioners 
of Portage county issued a proclamation and the first election 
was held in April, 18 19. Frederick Stanley was elected 
clerk and other officers were chosen. It appears that Lewis 
Ailing and Frederick Stanley were elected justices of the 
peace, but later it was learned that it was necessary to have 
an order from the court to appoint justices. The next fall 


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New Township of Twinsburg 19 

Lewis Ailing and Samuel Vail were elected and commissioned 
as justices of the peace. In 1820 Elisha Loomis was made 
clerk, in 1821 Elijah W. Bronson, and in 1822 Luman Lane. 

In 1819 occurred the first death in the township, that of 
the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Chamberlain. On 
the 23rd of November, Maria Stanley, afterward the wife 
of Rev. Mr. Burton, was born, being the first white child born 
in Twinsburg. There were no weddings till March 19, 1821, 
when Eliza Dodge was married to Emery Alger by Esquire 

In November, 1820, Luman Lane and Hanford White 
came to Twinsburg. In i860 Mr. Lane wrote a historical 
sketch covering the forty years he had lived in the town. 
The present generation is under great obligation to Mr. 
Lane for his work. He recorded the following as being men 
of 21 years or more when he arrived here: Emery Alger, 
Samuel Alger, Lewis Ailing, William Allin, N. S. Barnet, 
John Basset, Henry Bennet, E. W. Bronson, Reuben 

Chamberlain, Oliver Clark, Darling, Davis, John 

Dodge, Cyrus Hodskin, Isaiah Humphrey, Roman Humph- 
rey, Nester Hurlbut, Leonard Kilborn, Cotton Leech, Levi 
Leech, Elisha Loomis, Elias W. Mather, Josiah Myric, 

Noah P. Nichols, Ezra Osborn, N. J. Palmer, Perkins, 

Preston Pond, Lyman Richmond, ■ Sawyer, Frederick 

Stanley, Amos C. Taylor, Joel W. Thompson, Orrin Tucker, 
Asa Upson, Edwin B. Vail, Homer G. Vail, Samuel Vail. 

Instead of holding their lots about the square at specu- 
lative prices the Wilcox brothers sold them at very low 
figures and, as an inducement to tradesmen and mechanics 
to settle here, actually gave them lots for homes and shops. 
As a consequence of this wise policy within five or six years 
there were from twelve to fifteen families living near the 
square. In 1823 a post office was established with Moses 
Wilcox as postmaster. 

In September, 1827, the Wilcox twins died within a 
few hours of each other. They were taken ill on the same 
day, of the same disease, and were buried in the same grave. 
Their death at this time, when money was becoming ex- 
ceedingly scarce, caused a cessation of improvements in the 
northern part of town and this condition continued several 
years, but was finally relieved. 


To the present generation there is somewhat of glamour 
in the life of the pioneers. To be sure, there was freedom 
from some of the tiresome exactions of today, and some of the 
strain of the twentieth century was absent, but there were 
hardships little imagined today. It was a time when the 
race was to the strong. 

There was first the breaking of home ties and then the 
difficulty in reaching Twinsburg. A few had horses, more 
had oxen, but many made the trip from Connecticut on foot. 
Of his trip Luman Lane wrote: "We traveled on foot, 
bringing our packs upon our backs, from Killingworth, 
Conn. The last day we traveled forty-six miles. We came 
in what was called the Wheadon road, and saw no house 
between Newburgh and Twinsburgh, but was told there was 
one in Bedford a little way from the road. The small bushes 
were cut, but it was difficult to keep the road as it was in the 
evening. The bridge was built across Tinker's creek at the 
center of Bedford, but it was with difficulty we found it. 
On arriving at Mr. Bronson's we found Jesse Pratt, who had 
arrived a few days before with a team of a yoke of oxen and a 
horse. Joshua Post came in company with him, with an ox 
team to Northfield. Orin Tucker came with Mr. Post, Mr. 
Tucker having married Mr. Post's daughter and having 
been here in the spring and gone back to Saybrook." 

When the weary travelers reached Twinsburg the place 
looked little as it does today. Forests covered most of the 
ground. They were not well kept groves but dense woods 
choked with underbrush. The log cabin was usually erected 
on a little plot of cleared ground and more land cleared as 
opportunity allowed. Many settlers planned to clear a 
certain number of acres of timber land each year. Only the 
very best of the timber was saved. A most casual glance at 
the sturdy construction of the older buildings in the town 
shows us something of the lavishness with which good timber 
was used. What today would be called first class trees were 
felled and often burned to get them out of the way. Mr. 
Lane wrote: "The first summer I was in town, after harvest, 
there was a logging-bee nearly every day, except the Sab- 
bath, till sowing time. Sometimes it was as much as one 
could do to carry whiskey and water to the others in the 
field. Raisings of log houses and log barns were very 

New Township of Twinsburg 21 

frequent. The whiskey bottle always passed freely around. 
When we began to raise buildings without whiskey there was 
violent opposition." So thick were the woods that it was 
not safe for the uninitiated to venture far from home as 
these incidents related by Mr. Lane prove: "People were 
frequently lost in the woods and sometimes remained out 
over night. A man once told me he lay in the woods north- 
east of my house. He said when night came on he tried to 
make a fire with his gun, lost his knife, failed to make a fire, 
and remained there till morning. 

"I once, while boiling sap in the woods half a mile from 
any house, heard a person call. I answered. It was before 
the setting of the sun. The call advanced nearer and nearer 
until it began to grow dark. I thought it was not a man and, 
having heard panther stories, began to be afraid. My fears 
were increased by its taking a circuitous route after I knew 
it must have seen the fire. I took my ax, passed cautiously 
out among the bushes, determined if a panther should 
spring upon me to give one good blow with the edge. I saw 
something and spoke. It answered. I found it was Mrs. 
Bull, the mother of Lorenzo Bull, of Solon. She had gone 
out to bring in the sheep. I accompanied her to the house 
and Hanford White went with her to Mr. Bull's. They had 
just commenced making a search for her. 

"Prof. Nutting, of Western Reserve College, when 
going to Solon to preach once became lost in the woods or 
swamp southeast of the center of Solon and remained there 
with his horse till morning. He laid his saddle on his feet to 
keep them from freezing. 

"One time a little before night I heard a person call. I 
answered. It was the wife of Reuben Henry. She was 
going directly towards Solon where probably she must have 
remained over night in the woods as it was six miles to the 
nearest neighbor in that direction." 

Other dangers lurked in the forests. Wild animals were 
far too prevalent for safety. Again we quote from Mr. 
Lane: "One evening in Nov., 1821, while living alone in the 
woods, I went to my nearest neighbor, Aaron Post's house. 
When I came out to go home we heard a dog bark some way 
ofi^ in the woods. We went to him, cut down a tree and 
killed a coon. The dog ran ofi^ but soon barked again. We 


went to him, saw a bear upon a tree forty or fifty feet from 
the ground, the moon shining at that time. A man went for 
a rifle and shot the bear. 

"One day, as I was hunting a few rods west of Aaron 
Post's house, I heard dogs bark near me, they having treed 
a bear. I soon heard two guns, went to them and found a 
number of men and dogs fighting a wounded bear. One gun 
was then discharged near the head of the bear. It did not 
hit him, but he was soon killed. Here I had an opportunity 
to see with what ease and dexterity a bear can use its fore- 
legs and feet." 

Wolves were often heard and their tracks seen near 
dwellings, and many herds of sheep suffered from their 
depredations. Rattlesnakes were numerous. The low 
lands were infested with the small, dark colored massa- 
sauga. It is told that in 183 1 Mr. Luman Lane was bitten 
on the foot by one, that his hired man opened the wound 
with his jack knife and sucked the poison out. Mr. Lane 
sufl^ered the loss of much blood before the nearest physician, 
Dr. Town of Hudson, could give attention to his wound, 
and suffered from it more or less during later life. 

The very early homes were crude indeed. Made of 
logs, with one room below and a loft above, they frequently 
sheltered large families. A huge fireplace generously sup- 
plied with logs was usually the only attractive feature 
indoors. Sometimes the entire floor was planked, again only 
one corner making a place for laying the beds. Doubtless 
Twinsburg suffered such poor housing a shorter period of 
time than did the neighboring towns since it was settled 
later and had a sawmill in operation almost from the first. 

Conveniences in the home there were none. A meager 
supply of heavy cooking utensils and the ubiquitous spin- 
ning-wheel gave ample employment to the wife and daugh- 
ters. There was soap to be made in generous quantities, 
fruits to be dried, candles to be dipped, flax and wool to be 
spun, woven, sometimes dyed, and made into garments for 
the family. All sewing was done by hand and long stitches 
were considered disgraceful. 

Good health was usual, but those who settled near 
Loomis' Mills in 1822-3 suffered severely from "bilious, 
intermittent and typhus fever," scarcely an adult living 

New Township of Twinsburg 23 

within a mile of the pond, made by damming the waters of 
Tinker's creek, escaped an attack, and not more than two of 
forty or more years recovered. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lewis 
Ailing succumbed and were buried in the same grave, Sept. 7, 
1823. The death of Mr. Ailing was keenly felt by the 

It was a time when sickness was greatly to be dreaded. 
Medical attention was difficult to obtain, Drs. Israel Town 
and Oliver Mills of Hudson being the chief dependence in 
times of sickness. Though far apart the people were truly 
neighborly. Every one had the freedom of his neighbor's 
house, and when sickness or trouble came the neighbors, as a 
matter of course, did what was possible to alleviate pain and 
sorrow, even to the point of frequently transmitting in- 
fection to their own households. It is true our grandmothers 
had a considerable knowledge of the medicinal qualities of 
the common herbs and were skillful in their application in 
cases of sickness or accident. But it is also true that many 
and many a home was saddened by the intrusion of the 
grim reaper when just a little attention from a well-trained 
physician might have given the forces of life and health the 
victory. The dangers from infection and contagion were 
little understood and much absolutely needless sickness and 
suffering were endured. The mortality among the infants 
tells its own sad story of the difficulties and the tragedies of 
pioneer life. 

Those were times when men had time and opportunity 
to make the acquaintance of their real selves; to think long 
and decide wisely. The work necessary to be done before 
the early settlers could expect to be comfortable was helpful 
in preventing them from feeling their loneliness too acutely. 
Probably the summers were fairly pleasant but the long 
winter months, before the roads were well defined and social 
life well established, must surely have tried their souls. 

But the greatest hardship to the settlers was the scarcity 
of supplies and the lack of money. Of course there soon was 
corn, wheat, vegetables and maple sugar of their own pro- 
duction. But salt, tea, and, in fact, almost everything else 
had to be obtained from neighboring towns or points farther 
away. Transportation was very difficult and money ex- 
ceedingly scarce. The needs of the people kept in advance 

24 TwiNSBURG History 

of their resources. Coarse three-fourths woolen cloth cost 
three dollars a yard, lead was twenty-five cents per pound, 
nails one shilling per pound, and poor at that. Mr. Lane's 
experience was not so very unusual: "After I got to Twins- 
burgh I wanted an a'x to work with. I went to Hudson 
through the mud to buy one. I got one by paying two dol- 
lars and a quarter. I then ground it; in a few hours I broke 
it. Then I went to Newburgh, bought a piece of steel (the 
road being mostly through the woods), then to Hudson to 
get it put on the ax; then ground the ax — it failed again; 
bought another — that failed; got it fixed again. We used 
to go to Capt. Alger's to grind ; he lived where Nelson Upson 
now does. I then wrote to my father in Connecticut to send 
me two axes, which he did by Aaron Post who came to 
Twinsburgh July 27, 182 1. A chopper would chop an acre 
for an ax which he knew was good. The price of chopping 
an acre was six dollars." 

As produce became more plentiful the price lowered and 
money became even more difficult to obtain. Notes were 
given payable in stock or produce, due at some future day. 
A number who had purchased farms and agreed to pay six 
or seven dollars an acre for them found they could not pay, 
and left the township. Some of these farms with all the 
improvements upon them were afterwards sold for three 
dollars an acre. In 1825 butter made in Twinsburg sold for 
eight cents per pound, and cheese for five. Of course many 
failed to meet their obligations at the time agreed upon. It 
is told of Esq. Hudson that in 1828, when meeting with some 
disappointment in such a matter, he said, "It would take as 
many Twinsburgh men to make a reliable man as humming 
birds to make a tom-turkey." However, most of the obliga- 
tions were met in full a little later. 

We would expect that a town settled largely by Con- 
necticut folk would not long be content without a church or 
school. A log schoolhouse was erected on the square in 1822. 
How the expense, save the twenty dollars from the Wilcox 
twins, was met we do not know. It was the first public 
building in the town. About this time the newly formed 
Congregational Society agreed to build on the square a 
two story house, the lower to be used for a school and the 

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upper for church services. The plan did not meet with 
general favor as here appears: 

"Twinsburgh, Feb. 3d, 1823. 
At a meeting legally warned and held at the school- 
house, in the center of s'd town — voted, that the public 
square shall remain unoccupied by any public buildings at 

Luman Lane, Clerk." 

Evidently the word present was interpreted literally for 
after an interval of time a one story house was erected. It 
was moved twice and then torn down. The first school 
teacher in town was Lavina Merriam who later married 
Junia North. It is said that "people frequently went to 
meeting with ox teams; their clothes not very good, some- 
times much patched, and in summer the men were sometimes 

It is a matter of record that the first captain of the 
military company was Elisha Loomis, the second Joseph 
Myrick and the third Asa Upson. While Asa Upson was 
captain, probably about 1823, arrangements were made for 
the company to march from the center to his father, Saul 
Upson's place, and take dinner in his new frame barn. With 
the idea of having some diversion on the way a subordinate 
officer was given liberty to select a number of men who 
should go on ahead and act as Indians. After giving the 
"Indians" time to get well ahead the remainder of the 
company proceeded on the march. Though they kept a 
sharp lookout nothing was seen of the enemy. They began 
to wonder what could have happened to the "redskins" when 
suddenly the latter sprang from ambush, seized the captain 
before he could use his sword, and in less than half a minute 
the well formed company resembled a flock of sheep scared 
by wolves. By the time the barn was reached the few 
prisoners had obtained their liberty. Of course, Capt. 
Upson and his men were the subjects of much raillery from 
the victorious braves, but we are told that both friend and 
foe did ample justice to the dinner of roast pig, turkey, 
chicken pies, and countless other good things. 

The later history of the military company is not 
positively known. It is certain that Horace Norton and 

26 TwiNSBURG History 

James Brown were captains sometime in the early forties. 
Mr. A. J. Brown has in his possession the commission re- 
ceived by his father, James Brown, in which he is promoted 
to the Lieutenant Colonelship of the ist I. Reg., 3rd Brigade, 
20th Division of the Militia of Ohio. It is dated Jan. 4, 
1844, and signed by Wilson Shannon, Gov., and W. S. 
Wane, Sec. of State. The commission was for seven years, 
but not long after its issuance the militia law was repealed. 
Another captain was George Dodge. His rifle is now in the 
possession of his son, Albert Dodge. The captain's dress 
consisted of a blue suit, with brass buttons and epaulets, and 
a long white feather in the hat. He wore a sword and Capt. 
Brown had also a bass drum. 

For many years the public square was anything but 
beautiful, though freely used. The northeastern part was 
swampy and on the northern portion of the west side there 
was a spring from which several near-by families obtained 
water. A goodly number of the present citizens can re- 
member having drawn water from the well near that spot. 
The square was not fenced and animals roamed at will over 

Social privileges were such as were common to all new 
settlements. A six hundred mile trip into new territory is 
somewhat of a leveler, since the man with considerable 
possessions can not well bring them with him and, to a cer- 
tain degree, must manage much as does the man having 
little. Most of the heads of families were comparatively 
young men and their only hope of success here lay in their 
ability to work. They most certainly had never failing 
opportunities to exercise that ability. When they were not 
busy with their crops there were new buildings to be erected, 
various improvements waiting to be made, and always the 
forest to be cleared. Knowing they must work or fail, with 
true Yankee ingenuity and pluck, they managed to take 
their pleasure and relaxation in performing their work. 
Hence the logging bees, the husking bees, the paring bees and 
raisings. Even hunting and fishing combined pleasure with 
necessity. At these gatherings the women congregated and 
prepared the necessary viands and, according to all reports, 
it was no small task. On account of their small homes the 
women found it necessary to have their quilting bees. With 

New Township of Twinsburg 27 

a true spirit of adaptability they managed to put much of 
cheer into their necessary hardships. 

Clothing was coarse and made to withstand hard wear 
rather than for adornment. The men generally wore buck- 
skin trousers as they were more durable than any other kind 
when working in the woods. Women's and children's 
clothes were of home manufacture. It was no little task, in 
addition to all her other duties, for the housewife to prepare 
the cloth and garments for the usual good-sized family. It 
does not seem strange to us that so many mothers laid down 
their burdens before middle age was reached. 

Notwithstanding their privations and hardships the 
pioneers struggled on, performing their daily tasks with 
fidelity, planning improvements, ever hoping for better 
things. It is not at all improbable that they enjoyed life as 
well as the average person does today. Under difficulties a 
less sturdy people would have found insuperable they laid 
the foundation for a superior moral and intellectual life. We 
of today owe them a debt of gratitude because they kept 
their ideals through the stress of pioneer life. 

Note — So many of the settlers of Twinsburg, including the Wilcox 
brothers, came from Killingworth, Conn., that it may be of interest to 
know more concerning the place. It is situated in Middlesex Co. and 
was settled in 1663. It was first called Hammonnasset, then Kenilworth, 
and finally Killingworth. The township is thirteen miles in length from 
north to south and about three miles in width. It is about twenty-five 
miles east of New Haven, and about one thousand acres on Long Island 
Sound is a salt marsh. There are two parishes, Killingworth and North 
Killingworth, the latter being rough and stony. 

It is possible, but not certain, that Longfellow's poem, "Birds of 
Killingworth," was based on a crusade once made there against several 
kinds of birds. There was much slaughter and few birds remained. 

Yale College was chartered Oct. 1701. Saybrook was decided upon 
as its location and Rev. Abraham Pierson, settled pastor at Killingworth, 
chosen as its first rector, or president. His people would not consent to 
his removal and until his death in 1707 the students and library were 
at Killingworth, while the commencements were held at Saybrook. 


IT is both natural and right to expect harvest after 
seedtime. It was the lure of harvest that drew 
the pioneers to the Western Reserve. They came 
planted, watered, and waited; but not long. The 
country was new, hard labor was freely bestowed, and 
results were bound to follow. The pioneers found here 
fertile land, a diversified soil, timber, waterways and free- 
stone. The question was how to turn these natural re- 
sources into "earthly goods." It was soon seen that the 
difficulty would be that of securing good markets rather 
than that of production. With no railroads and poor high- 
ways the matter was serious. In 1825 Mr. Ailing took 
butter to Akron where the canal locks were being constructed 
and sold it for eight cents per pound. In 1828 he bought the 
stage-line, thus transferring toTwinsburg the route from the 
old Cleveland to Pittsburg road through Northfield. He 
had also built a tavern at the center in 1826. With a stage 
line through the town this tavern now did a good business, 
furnishing a local market for considerable produce. In 1833 
about one thousand dollars worth of dairy products were 
disposed of outside the township. By this time, after some 
costly experience, the people had a good understanding as to 
what they could raise and market profitably, and planned 
accordingly. Contact with people from other localities, and 
a tri-weekly mail gave them some idea of the demands they 
might reasonably hope to be called upon to meet. 

Probably the most prosperous twenty-five years of the 
town's life were those between 1835 and i860. The census 
reports give the population in 1833 as 670 (or 607), in 1850 
as 1281 and in i860 as 1138. 

Those who remember the town as it was previous to 
i860 tell us there have since been many changes. Then, at 
the center all was activity. The prosperity in the surround- 
ing country, the Twinsburg Institute with its hundreds of 
students and the stage-line were the predominating factors 
in this condition. The activity at the center was a reflection 
of the progress throughout the township. At that time the 
net profits from agriculture were greater, in proportion to 

An Era of Prosperity 29 

the labor expended, than they have been since. The soil 
was at its best, labor was cheap, the outlay for machinery 
was negligible and the standards of living were on a less 
expensive plane. Consequently the man who prospered 
had money with which to build substantial buildings, to 
invest, or lay away for the eventide of life. 

Yet travel was difficult. What are now nearby cities 
were then reached only after hours of wearisome travel. As 
a consequence the busy matron only infrequently went 
farther from home than to the center. Occasionally the 
farmer would take a load of produce to Cleveland or Akron 
and bring back some supplies in bulk. But articles of lesser 
importance, but much more frequently purchased, were 
obtained at the center. 

Some understanding of conditions throughout the town- 
ship during this era may be gained from a list of business, 
mechanical and professional men in Twinsburg in i860. At 
that time S. H. Bishop and Son, A. L. Nelson and Co., Hart, 
Stevens and Co., Osmon Riley, and James Hill were dealers 
in dry goods. Andrews and Ingersol sold groceries and 
produce, Edward Crouse dealt in stoves and tinware, while 
John and Peter Madden were merchant tailors. Elmore 
CI irk was hotel keeper at that time. J. W. Harlow and 
J. P. Garzee were blacksmiths; James Alexander and Albert 
Upson were carriage makers; C. O. Stimson made harness. 
There were four shoemakers : Henry Livingston, Eli Holmes, 
Nelson Hinkston and Lot Griffith. Of carpenters and 
joiners there were William Clark, T. F. Riley, David Riley, 
Robt. Powers and Edwin Barber. John Williams is named 
as a cabinet maker, Frederick Stanley as a mason, and Eli 
Thompson and A. C. Doan are called stone masons. Chas. 
Bock and Jos. Isler were coopers. J. W. Fessenden is named 
as the only artist in town. 

The spiritual welfare of the community was watched 
over by Revs. Kennedy, Bryant, and Henderson, who 
preached each Sunday in well filled churches. The sick 
were cared for by four physicians: J. G. Stearns, S. A. 
Collins, A. P. Clark, and S. A. Freeman. 

At this time the Twinsburg Institute was housed in the 
old building at the southeast corner of the square. In the 
late fifties the attendance showed some decrease, though not 

30 TwiNSBURG History 

much. About three-fourths of the out-of-town students 
boarded in the homes about the center. Water from the 
springs nearby had been piped to the Institute and many 

In the early fifties the stage-Hne was discontinued. The 
mail was then brought daily from Macedonia. In i860, A. L. 
Nelson was postmaster. The opening of the Cleveland and 
Pittsburg R. R. through Macedonia in 185 1 caused much 
traffic on the west road and accordingly reduced that on the 
Cleveland road. 

Even so late as i860 the square was still a common. 
People drove across at will with whatever vehicles they 
chanced to possess. Some attempts at grading had been 
made. In 185 1 Zeno Parmelee received about three hundred 
dollars for labor on the grounds, but as yet it was barren of 

Away from the center the town was more closely settled 
than now. The log houses had mostly been replaced by 
frame and, sometimes, stone houses. These new homes 
usually sheltered good sized families. At that time houses 
were constructed with regard for durability, not convenience 
as now understood. There was usually a fairly large cellar, 
none too well lighted, with a dirt floor. Here were kept the 
winter's supply of vegetables and fruits, the pickles, pre- 
serves, cider, vinegar, and soft soap. The glass fruit jar 
was almost unknown. Fruits were usually dried or made 
into thick preserves, though some were canned in stone or 
glass bottles, being sealed with red sealing wax. Usually, 
though not always, stairs of some description led to the first 

Here might be found a kitchen, pantry, sitting-room, 
one or two bedrooms, and a "square" room. The kitchen 
generally served also as dining-room and was uncarpeted. 
The whiteness of the floor determined the reputation of the 
housewife in the neighborhood. In the earliest houses there 
were sometimes huge brick ovens built in the kitchen. In 
those homes baking day was an event, and a not very popu- 
lar one with the boy whose task it was to bring the wood, 
good hickory preferred, to heat the oven. But those who 
partook of the Indian bread, baked pork and beans, and 
other toothsome articles of food cooked in these ovens, say 

An Era of Prosperity 31 

the results justified the labor. Nevertheless, they were 
superseded by the "elevated oven" type of cook stove, more 
convenient and with a less voracious appetite for good wood. 
Tables were of the drop-leaf pattern and when they proved 
inadequate to the occasion resource was had to good long 
boards. Chairs were of wood and constructed for hard 
service. Cooking utensils were of iron. Copper and pewter 
had some special uses. The dishes were heavy and ordi- 
narily had all-over decorations in gray, blues, or brown. 
There might have been carefully put out of harm's way 
some choice china, but it seldom saw service. Even the 
glassware was of heavy design. Steel knives and forks were 
in use, the best ones having choice handles. German silver 
was often used in spoons, though good solid silver spoons 
were frequent. Considerable ingenuity was frequently exer- 
cised in secreting these same spoons when the mistress 
desired to go away from home. Many matrons always took 
their spoons with them when leaving the house unoccupied 
for the day. The table napery was not infrequently of home 
manufacture. The fare was plain but would not today be 
called inexpensive. Vegetables were home-grown and meats 
home-cured. For fresh meats poultry was freely used, or the 
farmer would kill a sheep or pig. He sometimes shared this 
fresh meat with a neighbor who would later repay him in 
kind. Both corn and wheat were freely used in breads. In 
those days the farmer took grain to mill and returned with 
flour. The "patent process" was not invented and all of the 
kernel of wheat was used in some form. Salt rising bread 
was common and the yeast cake unknown. Fruits were 
used largely in the dried form. Apples and small fruits were 
fair and free from worms. Some years peaches were as 
plentiful as apples and large quantities would be left un- 
picked. Maple sugar or dark brown sugar was commonly 
used, white sugar being classed as a luxury. With plenty of 
eggs, milk, cream, home-made butter and cheese the cooks 
of those days made an enviable reputation for themselves in 
spite of many adverse circumstances. It is not inconceivable 
that the conveniences of the up-to-date kitchen might con- 
fuse the matron of olden times fully as much as the make- 
shifts of those days would handicap the housekeeper of the 
present day. 

22 TwiNSBURG History 

Although lard and kerosene lamps were introduced, the 
tallow candle was the chief reliance for artificial light during 
this period. Once the candles were made by the process of 
dipping the wicks repeatedly in tallow, but candle molds 
later came into use to the joy of the busy housekeeper. The 
earlier lanterns were of perforated tin, and later, four-sided 
glass ones were used. With both the tallow candle furnished 
the light. It was the custom to caution the scholars who 
attended the spelling schools to be sure to bring their candles. 
These candles were inserted in blocks of wood about four 
inches square. A short narrow board with a hole bored near 
the upper end was nailed to the block, and this wall candle 
hung on a nail in the schoolroom. 

For reasons not now seeming reasonable there was 
frequently a step from the kitchen into the next room. The 
sitting-room floor was covered with a rag carpet and fur- 
nished for comfort, but the front, or best, room was for 
appearance's sake only. It might boast a "store" carpet, 
have cane-seated or horsehair chairs and a few other fur- 
nishings, but it was kept darkened, being opened to be 
swept and dusted, and was used only for very special occa- 
sions, such as funerals, pastoral visitations and weddings. 

The bedrooms were commonly very small, but what the 
rooms lacked in size was more than offset by the voluminous 
feather beds found therein. The number and quality of 
goose feather beds in a housewife's possession was an indica- 
tion of her thrift and prosperity. It was not uncommon to 
give each daughter a feather bed and pair of pillows when 
she was beginning housekeeping in her own home. Bed- 
springs were unthought of, all the bedsteads being corded. 

Fireplaces were commonly built in the houses but in 
their absence large box stoves were used. These were also 
used in the schools and churches. 

Wall paper was used very little, whitewash being uni- 
versally used. Sand, whitewash and soft soap were the 
cleansers of that era. Windows were composed of small 
panes of glass, anything larger was supposed to be certain to 
break too easily for practical use. 

The housewife was almost sure to have stored safely 
away a goodly supply of herbs for use in case of sickness, and 

An Era of Prosperity 33 

not infrequently her skill at such times was proved to be of 
unusual quality. 

Close by or adjoining the house there was often a milk 
house, or room, which was the scene of much activity. A 
smokehouse, granary and one or more barns, without base- 
ments, completed the array of buildings. There was almost 
no machinery, nearly all kinds of farm work being done with 
simple tools. 

The farms were composed of small fields fenced with 
rails, the garden often being enclosed with pickets. Even 
the gardens differed from those of the present. Tomatoes 
were by many considered harmful and the smaller vegetables 
were little known. Much use was made too of the smaller 
fruits. Wild berries were cultivated by many. The location 
of many an old home is marked now by a few stones and a 
lonely currant bush. 

Love of the beautiful found expression in the culture of 
flowers and shrubs. Perennials were favorites but other 
flowers demanding more work and time were not neglected. 
Lilacs, snow-balls, cinnamon roses, holly hocks, bleeding 
hearts, tiger lilies, peonies, four o'clocks, tulips, larkspur, 
poppies, daffodils, jonquils and many, many others had 
admiring friends. The lawns of today were only door yards 
in those busy times. 

Water was obtained from wells or springs. Where 
cisterns were in use they were often made of oak planks, as 
were most of the drains not left open. Great efforts were 
made to keep everything about the home clean and whole- 
some. Dirt was considered a disgrace but, unfortunately, 
everything detrimental to health was not classed as dirt. 
As a result epidemics were all too frequent. Diseases easily 
preventable now were then looked upon as visitations of 
Providence. It is rather startling to learn that pulmonary 
diseases were, for at least several years, responsible for 
nearly half of the mortality in town caused by disease. 

As people prospered they gave more attention to the 
matter of clothes. For common wear, cloth of home manu- 
facture was used, but for Sunday and gala occasions some- 
thing better was desired and the merchants were glad to 
supply the need. Style was by no means ignored, but 

34 TwiNSBURG History 

fortunately it was not so changeable as now. Men as well as 
women bowed to its dictates. A good dress would serve for 
years, and as all the sewing was done by hand this was well. 
The men wore much broadcloth, fancy vests, and a few were 
the proud possessors of silk hats. Children's clothes were 
patterned after those of their elders, much woolen and linen 
goods being used. Both boys and girls wore leather boots, 
and few things were supposed to thrill a boy's soul as did the 
possession of his first pair of red-topped boc ts. Shoes were 
made of calfskin or cowhide and had to be kept well-greased 
to make them impervious to water. In many families it was 
the custom to have the shoemaker come to the house once a 
year and "fit out" the entire family with shoes. Stockings 
and socks were knitted at home, usually from home-grown 
wool. No one so long as she could knit need feel herself 
useless or a burden. 

The center was the common meeting point for the entire 
town, yet each neighborhood had its own life, centering 
usually about the school building. Difficulty in travel and 
mutual dependence in sickness and times of stress made this 
necessary as well as desirable. A notable feature of those 
days was the spelling-school with one district arrayed 
against another, sometimes township against township. 
During this period the Twinsburg Institute was enjoying 
its greatest prosperity and its exhibitions and concerts were 
great attractions. 

There seems to have been little dearth of other social 
attractions. The hotel was the scene of many social func- 
tions, the one of March 9, 1853, being decidedly unusual. 
That day four of Twinsburg's young men were married, the 
brides all being from out of town. In the evening a great 
party was given in the hotel. The invitations were printed 
in New York and about three hundred guests including all 
the officiating ministers were present. In deference to the 
wishes of the brides the grooms hired the bar for the evening 
and closed it. The dining-room was enlarged for the occa- 
sion, enabling two hundred to be seated at one time. The 
party broke up about midnight, but some of the young 
people danced two hours longer. Those who came from the 
Institute could not get to their rooms until morning. Mrs. 
Sarah Henry Turner remembers that incident well. The 

An Era of Prosperity il,2-| ^^BS^? 35 

four couples were: Israel Lewis Cannon and Ruth Skeels of 
Bedford, Hoadly Ailing and Mary Jane Webb of Newburg, 
Edwin Parmelee and Mary Hathaway of Independence, 
Rufus Bailey and Sarah Richardson of Bedford. Mrs. 
Lewis Cannon is the only one still living in Twinsburg, 
though both Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Bailey still survive. 
Hiram Kelly was proprietor of the hotel at that time. 

It was in 1852 that Barnum brought his circus to 
Twinsburg, It was the first season he had Tom Thumb 
(Charles S. Stratton) on exhibition. Tom Thumb was then 
fourteen years of age, less than two feet tall, and weighed 
sixteen pounds. The circus tent was so crowded that there 
was no room for the circus. It is not surprising to hear that 
the people called Barnum a humbug. Nevertheless he had 
their money — and kept it. 

The Harrison-Tyler presidential campaign in 1840 was 
the first of the American spectacular political campaigns, 
and Twinsburg did her best to give impetus to the move- 
ment. A log cabin and a high liberty pole were raised near 
the center of the square and, of course, a barrel of cider was 
placed beside the cabin. Wooden bowls were provided for 
drinking the cider. The boys had a small log cabin close by 
the large one, A company of forty men, each with a red 
flannel patch on his left shoulder, rode horseback to Ravenna 
to a political mass meeting. Their banner bore the in- 
scription : 

"With the patriot Harrison 
We will storm Mat's garrison." 

"Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the slogan of the 
Whigs who called the Democrats Loco-focos. Excitement 
ran high. Communication was slow and reliable information 
as to distant affairs difficult to obtain. While local condi- 
tions may have colored their opinions the people gave evi- 
dence of a commendable spirit of patriotism in that they 
viewed the political situation from a national rather than a 
provincial standpoint. 

Previous to 1840 Ravenna was the county seat and 
Twinsburg a part of Portage county. Summit's first county 
fair was held in 1850, but Akron was too distant to be popu- 
larly visited and in the early fifties Twinsburg arranged for 
a township fair. This led to the organization of the Union 

36 TwiNSBURG History 

Agricultural Society, which held fairs in Twinsburg until 

It is undoubtedly tr le that with some folk prosperity 
as well as hardship leads to discontent. Such was the case 
in the late fifties. The desire to better one's condition is not 
easily satisfied and furthermore, other causes were contri- 
buting toward a feeling of unrest. A farm that suflftced for 
a pioneer and his young family was inadequate when the 
children were grown and had families of their own. No 
longer could farms be obtained by simply clearing more 
forest, yet new homes must be found. The so-called western 
lands were very cheap and ace irdingly attractive. Several 
families left Twinsburg to try their fortunes in new fields, 
most of them going to Hopkins, Mich. Among those who 
went there were Chauncey, Harvey, William, Maria, Cath- 
erine, and Hannah White; Josiah, James, William, Edwin 
and Mary Parmelee; John, Robert, Philander and Olive 
Baird; Pliny and Aurelia Tucker, Albert Lane and Fred- 
erick Stanley. 

It is difficult after the lapse of so many years to reaHze 
the changes that took place during the first forty years of 
Twinsburg's existence. Yet of those who came to Twins- 
brug in 18 17 only Ethan Ailing, Lewis Ailing, and Frederick 
Stanley remained in i860, Mr. Stanley being the only man 
in Twinsburg who had voted in the first township election in 
1 8 19, and he later moved to Michigan. Mr. Ethan Ailing 
lived till April 22, 1868, having been a resident of Twinsburg 
fifty-one years and one week. 

In i860 the average age of the men in town who were 
at the head of families was forty-three years. The average 
family consisted of about five and one-half members. The 
following list of heads of families living in Twinsburg in 
i860 is taken from the records made by Mr. Ethan Ailing 
that year: 

James and Margeret Alexander, Ethan and Eliza 
Ailing, Ethan L. and Electa Ailing, Lewis and Huldah 
Ailing, Emanuel R. and Frances Andrew, William and 
Adeline Andrews, Odell and Eliza Appleby, Nathaniel and 
Alice Bailey, Henry and Amanda Baldwin, Edwin B. and 
Cynthia Barber, Horace and Vervelia Barber, Jarvis and 
Emmeline Barber, Lewis and Matilda Barber, Sophia Bar- 

An Era of Prosperity 37 

ber, Frederick and Mary Jane Barney, Deborah Beardsley, 
Elam and Sarah Bennett, Henry and Fanny Bennett, Lewis 
and Clorinda Bidlock, A. V. and Persis Bishop, Leonard and 
Sophia Bishop, Moses and Emily Bishop, Sanford and Fanny 
Bishop, Blodget and Fanny Bissell, Cephas and Isabel 
Bissell, David and Amanda Bissell, Samuel and Fanny 
Bissell, Morris and Laura Blodget, Charles and Hannah 
Bock, Emmeline Booth, Almon and Arta Brown, James and 
Amanda Brown, Sidney and Harriet Bryant, Henry and 
Mary Buell, William Burton and wife, Henry and Violetta 
Cannon, Horace and Mercy Cannon, Israel and Lucinda 
Cannon, Israel L. and Ruth Cannon, Nathan and Elizabeth 
Cannon, Sylvester and Rebecca Cannon, Elijah and Eliza 
Carpenter, Thaddeus and Margaret Carter, Mary Ann 
Carver, Darius and Lilias Chamberlin, Huldah Chamberlin, 
Luman and Huldah Chamberlin, Julia H. Chamberlin, 
Philo and Lydia Ann Chamberlin, Reuben and Sarah Cham- 
berlin, William and Victoria Chamberlin, Albert and Sarah 
Chapman, Erastus and Wealthy Daniels, Ansel and Sybil 
Doan, George and Alma Dodge, Harrison and Sylphira 
Dunshee, Mrs. Benjamin Elliott, Lorenzo and Jane Eno, 
Virgil and Sarah Eno, John W. and Mary Fessenden, Wil- 
liam and Minnie Flohr, Seth and Fidelia Freeman, Joel and 
Fanny Garzee, James Gillie, William and Anna Golding, 
Lot and Louisa Griffith, Reuben and Ann Griffith, Ira and 
Elizabeth Griswold, Carlton and Emily Hanchett, Camillus 
and Fanny Hanks, John and Mary Ann Hansard, Josiah W. 
and Miria Harlow, George D. Harris, John M. and Cicelia 
Hart, Joseph and Lucia Hawkins, Jarvis and Sarah Heather, 
Horatio and Mary Henderson, Augustus and Mary Herrick, 
Betsy E. Herrick, Burke and Hannah Herrick, David and 
Betsy Herrick, Elizabeth Herrick, Elisha and Julia Herrick, 
Horace and Aurelia Herrick, James and Deborah Herrick, 
Jonathan and Phila Herrick, Justus and Doratha Herrick, 
Newton and Abbie Herrick, Rufus and Sarah Herrick, 
Joseph and Susan Higley, Tyler and Sally Hill, Hial and 
Mary Hine, Nelson and Mabel Hinkston, Czar and Belinda 
Holcomb, Eli and Mary Holmes, Roswell and Lucy Hubbell, 
Wilmot and Wealthy Hull, Nathan and Laura Hutchinson 
Abel and EHzabeth Ingraham, Chauncey and Abigail Ingra- 
ham, Leander and Amanda Ingraham, Joseph and Mary 

38 TwiNSBURG History 

Isler, Oscar and Augusta Kelsey, Philo P. and Sarah Ken- 
nedy, Theodore and Huldah Kennedy, Solon and Mary J. 
Lacy, Chauncey and Phoebe Lane, EHsha and Lucy M. 
Lane, JuHus and Mary Lane, Luman and Emma Lane, 
Isaac and Jane Lanning, Orris and Sally Leach, Alfred and 
Emma Ledsham, Henry and Laura Livingston, Adam and 
Elizabeth Long, Alonzo and Mariett Maxam, Ansel and 
Mary Maxam, Isaac and Clarissa Maxam, William and 
Hannah Maxam, Robert and Lucretia McAnderson, John 
and Olive Mcintosh, John and Betsey McGoff, Loren and 
Hannah McMillen, William and Sarah Mead, John and 
Sabra Merrick, Alanson and Doratha Mills, George and 
Cordelia Moore, James and Annhona Moran, Alonzo and 
Belville Nelson, Salmon and Mary Ann Nelson, Caleb and 
Amanda Nichols, Francis and Lydia Nichols, Orrin P. and 
Wealthy Nichols, Orson and Maria Nichols, Junia and Mary 
North, Horace and Meranda Norton, Charles and Jane 
Osborn, Josiah and Harriet Oviatt, Luman and Lucinda 
Oviatt, Samuel and Sarah Ann Oviatt, Solomon and Marga- 
ret Oviatt, Charles and Minerva Parks, E. L. and Chrystia 
Parks, William and Hester Parks, Gardner and Rhoda 
Parmelee, Joel and Harriet Parmelee, George and Susan 
Pease, William and Charlotte Ann Piatt, Mrs. Lydia Porter, 
William and Amanda Porter, Aaron and Amy Post, Adin 
and Hannah Post, Franklin and Jane Post, Giles and Ann 
Post, Philo and Luna Post, Robert and Catherine Powers, 
Mrs. Sylvia Pritchard, John and Mary Raleigh, Mrs. Esther 
Redfield, Josiah and Eliza Redfield, Nathaniel and Mary 
Reed, Daniel and Lydia Richardson, Orson and Mary Rich- 
mond, David and Mary Riley, Lorenzo and Melissa Riley, 
Orsmon and Harriet Riley, Talmon and Mary Jane Riley, 
Gilbert and Diantha Roach, James and Diantha Roach, 
Martin and Sarah Roach, Moses and Minerva Roach, 
Oliver and Jane Roniger, Festus Sheldon, Mrs. Agnes 
Smith, Edmund and Amanda Smith, Isaac and Mary Smith, 
Isaac and Hannah Smith, William and Asenath Southworth, 
Sylvester and Azubah Southworth, Albert and Josephine 
Stanley, Frederick and Thankful Stanley, George and 
Nancy Stanley, Ezra and Laura Starkweather, John G. and 
Mary Stevens, Charles and Mary Stimson, Michael and 
Bridget Sullivant, Hector and Polly C. Taylor, Eli and 

An Era of Prosperity 39 

Mary Thompson, William and Emmeline Thompson, 
Thomas and Louisa Trenbath, Lafayette and Minerva 
Tucker, Orrin and Deborah Tucker, Charles A. and Mary 
Turner, John and Lucy Tyson, Nelson and Huldah Upson, 
Carillus and Maria Vail, Apollos and Betsey White, Mrs. 
Mary White, Alexander and Julia Ann Wilcox, John and 
Sarah Wilcox, William and Mary Wilcox, Benson and Eliza- 
beth Withey, Ephram and Sarah Woodbury, Andrew and 
Martha Wright, John F. and Mary Wright, Hezekiah and 
Susan Young. 


E. S. Kerr 

TWINSBURG has had good schools throughout its 
history. The pioneers who settled the town came 
imbued with New England standards of a high order. 
The influence of Connecticut ideals has been felt in every 
period of the school history of the town and no doubt has 
been a controlling factor. Emphasis has been placed upon 
education to such an extent that always Twinsburg has had 
commendable schools. 

The first school building was built in 1822 on the public 
square. Moses and Aaron Wilcox, who donated the square 
to the town, contributed twenty dollars in money for the 
building. This building served as church, school and town 
hall. Lavina Merriam was the first teacher. Another build- 
ing was built on the northeast corner of the square and later 
moved to the west side of the square where it was destroyed 
by "Loco-Focos" because anti-slavery meetings were held 
in it. The desks consisted of a wide shelf around the wall 
which the pupils faced. They sat upon long benches. 
Those in the front of the room were smaller for the younger 
pupils. The studies pursued were the three R's. Punish- 
ment for misdemeanors consisted in holding out the palm 
of the hand for a few strokes of the ferule. After this build- 
ing was torn down, school was held in the M. E. church. 

The township was divided into ten school districts 
about 1835. Log schoolhouses were built in each district. 
In 1853 the township was redistricted and a map showing the 
new districts was prepared by C. W. Mathers, town clerk. 
The new districts were larger than the original districts 
and consequently fewer in number. At this time new school 
buildings were erected in nearly all the districts. The 
average cost of a school building was four hundred dollars. 
This period was one of a new awakening along educational 
lines. Teachers' wages ranged from eight to twelve dollars 
per month. Increased interest in school afi"airs resulted in 
rapid progress. The Board of Education of which Robert 
Dunshee was chairman, subscribed for and began to read the 

Development of Public Schools 41 

"Journal of Education." In these days the Board of Educa- 
tion usually held their meetings in the basement of one of the 
churches. Records show that Board meetings were held in 
the Methodist and Congregational churches. 

As might be expected the school at the center, district 
No. I, because of its larger enrollment and leadership, has 
occupied the center of the stage. After the destruction of 
the school building by the "Loco Focos" and while school 
was being held in the M. E. church, the Board made re- 
peated efforts to purchase the Free Will Baptist church for a 
school building, but without avail. The Board then pur- 
chased the old church, later known as Lyceum Hall, on the 
east side of the square. School was held in this building 
until 1885. The building still stands and is owned at present 
by Miss Alford. In 1885 a bond issue for a new building 
carried and work was immediately begun on the new 
building which is the one occupied at present. At this time 
the Board of Education was composed of the following men: 
Dr. S. Freeman, pres., P. W. Gott, J. T. Hempstead, Frank 
Post, L. H. Oviatt and O. E. Chamberlain. 

The first superintendent to teach in the new building 
was A. A. Mall who taught one year. Mr. Mall was suc- 
ceeded by A. W. Carrier who taught for nineteen years. 
Mr. Carrier's work occupies a prominent place in Twins- 
burg's school history. He introduced the higher branches 
into the school and by untiring effort and sacrifice laid the 
foundation of the present high school. Emphasis was 
placed upon mathematics as is evidenced by the fact that 
trigonometry was taught. Mr. Carrier conducted the first 
high school commencements. The first music teacher to 
teach in all the schools of the township was Mrs. Cleora 
Lane who began teaching music in 1903. Mr. Carrier was 
succeeded by L. G. Bean in 1906 at which time the Board of 
Education was composed of S. H. Crankshaw, pres., C. B. 
Lane, H. E. Post, Mrs. E. B. Crouse and S. C. Williams. 
E. J. McCreery was town clerk. Mr. Bean's administration 
marks the beginning of a new era in Twinsburg's schools. 
Under his supervision the schools were reorganized and the 
outlying districts were brought under supervision. The 
high school was standardized. The first assistant high 
school teacher to be employed was Miss Ruth Murdock, who 

42 TwiNSBURG History 

began teaching In 1907. Mr. Bean was succeeded by H. L. 
Janson in 1909. Mrs. Dollie H. Bean was the first high 
school principal. She began teaching herein 1909. The close 
of the year 1909 marked the retirement of C. B. Lane from 
the Board of Education. Mr. Lane served the people of 
Twinsburg intermittently as a Board member for a period of 
more than forty years. His work was characterized by 
wisdom and foresight. To this honored citizen credit is 
due for the proper solution of many of the School Board's 
perplexing problems. 

The chief development of Mr. Janson's administration 
was the centralization of the schools. At a special election 
on June 4, 1910, the people of Twinsburg voted in favor of 
the centralization of the schools. The Board of Education 
was composed of P. P. Evans, pres., Mrs. W. S. Lister, F. J. 
Doubrava, Dr. R. B. Chamberlin and O. H. Bennett. The 
school building was remodeled. The school was reorganized, 
placed upon a standard grade and given a first grade high 
school charter by the state. Messrs. C. E. Riley, O. H. 
Bennett and C. B. Lane bought about five acres of land 
adjoining the school property and gave the schools the use 
of it with the understanding that the School Board should 
finally acquire it. The teaching staff" for the first year under 
centralization was composed of the following teachers: 
high school teachers, H. L. Janson, supt., Mrs. Dollie H. 
Bean, prin.. Miss Mary Brown, assistant prin.; grade 
teachers, Edna Lane, Ellen Bissell, Eloda Holt, Florence 
Ellsworth, Effie Holt (Dell district). Mr. Janson was suc- 
ceeded by Mr. F. D. Green in 191 1. In 1912 Mrs. Bean was 
succeeded by Miss Alberta Grant; Miss Brown was suc- 
ceeded by Miss Edna Lane and Miss Ruby Gall was em- 
ployed as special music teacher. Mr. Green resigned in 
March, 1913, to accept an appointment by the State. Mrs. 
Dollie H. Bean was chosen to complete the unfinished year. 
Mrs. Bean was succeeded by E. S. Kerr in 191 3, Mrs. Bean 
succeeding Miss Grant as high school principal. Miss 
Mildred Moore succeeded Mrs. Bean as principal in 1914. 
In addition to those mentioned above the following persons 
have taught or are teaching in the grades of the centralized 
school: Frieda Schmalzle, Mary Keenan, Edna Swan, 

Development of Public Schools 43 

Frances Moore, Lovina Caster, Ina Walton, R. T. McBrlde, 
Christine Doster, Marion Wall, W. A. Forbes (Dell district). 
Within the last three years some significant develop- 
ments of a different nature have manifested themselves. 
The high school classes in Agriculture have improved the 
school lawn. Another group built the apparatus necessary 
for a Chemistry department. Still another group has 
brought to completion a manual training shop. These im- 
provements and added opportunities for the children have 
been made possible by the excellent services rendered by the 
members of the present School Board which is composed of 
P. P. Evans, pres., O. H. Bennett, G. B. Walton, Mrs. W. S. 
Lister, W. H. Chamberlin, and E. J. McCreery, clerk. That 
the people of Twinsburg appreciate the services rendered by 
this Board is evidenced by the fact that every member has 
been re-elected and in most cases more than once. There is 
at present under construction on the school grounds an 
athletic court of magnificent proportions. This undertaking 
has been made possible by the contribution of Daniel R. 
Taylor, a former Twinsburg boy who is also to be thanked 
for other substantial evidences of his interest in his boyhood 
home. During the last ten years the Twinsburg schools 
have been helped in large measure by the work of W. S. 
Lister whose wisdom, foresight and untiring labors for Twins- 
burg's betterment have given him a foremost place among 
our worthy citizens. 


Compiled almost entirely from papers in Mr. BisseWs 
own handwriting by his daughter, Mrs. Fanny Bissell. 

FOR my father's ancestry I am largely indebted to his 
day-book of 1850. Concerning his father's people he 
writes: "My forefathers were Nonconformists, came 
from Somersetshire, England, and landed at Plymouth, 
Mass., in 1628. With others they went across the woods 
and settled in Windsor, Conn. My father was born in East 
Windsor and, when young, was left an orphan because of the 
death of his father in the Revolutionary War. He was 
brought up by his brother, Justus, and with him moved to 
Middlefield, Mass., at an early age." 

Here in 1796 he married Thankful Cheeseman. There 
seems to have been some romance connected with the 
coming to Braintree, Mass., of her ancestor, George Cheese- 
man, son of Lord George Cheeseman, Earl of Clifford, a 
Catholic. By the death in the Revolutionary War of her 
father, Edward Cheeseman, the family of nine children were 
scattered. Thankful Cheeseman at the age of six found a 
home in the family of Judge Niles of Braintree, Mass., 
where she acted as servant, having no education whatever. 
Later, she went with her brother to Middlefield, Mass., 
where occurred her marriage to Robert Bissell. And in this 
rough country their five children were born: Samuel, Apr. 
28, 1797; Laura, May 2, 1798; Roswell, Oct. 7, 1799; David, 
July 4, 1802; Bianca, Apr. 6, 1804. 

In 1806 my grandfather, Robert Bissell, with his 
family were forty days on the road from Middlefield, Mass., 
through Penn. by way of Pittsburg to Mantua, O. Here he 
left the family while he went on to select the site of their 
future home. His choice fell upon a spot in the wilderness 
one mile southwest of the center of Aurora, Portage Co. 
He rolled up a log cabin covered with bark, without door, 
fireplace or chimney; destitute of floor save in one corner 
where were plank split out of ash on which to spread the 

Rev. Samuel Bissell 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 45 

Here, about the middle of July, one day at noon he 
placed his family and left them to spend the night alone. 
In the dead of night, while the children slept, their faithful 
dog gently struck grandmother with his forepaws several 
times, until he knew she was awake, but made no sound. 
An animal was heard to approach the cabin and rub itself 
against the corner where grandmother lay, and then go 
away. In the morning the children picked long black hairs 
from off the corner. Bruin could easily have made them his 
prey had he been so disposed. 

Here amid wild beasts, without meat, vegetables, butter 
or milk, having only bread and a jug of molasses brought 
from Massachusetts, grandfather had left them to go to 
Warren. He sold his team and took as partial payment a 
barrel of pork which, after being brought, proved unfit for 

Just so soon as my father was sufficiently strong an ax 
was placed in his hands, and till 1816, he helped fell the trees 
and clear away the forest until sixty or more acres of dense 
forest were changed into fruitful fields. Grandfather was a 
carpenter and as such was absent from home much of the 
time when his health would permit. Thus it came about 
that more than a usual portion of the labor on the farm was 
performed by the children. 

When father was about fifteen years of age the War of 
1 81 2 took place. He wrote concerning it: "War was de- 
clared by our government against Great Britain. There 
were two great political parties: one in favor of the war 
called the Republican and now answering to the Democratic 
party; the other, called the Federalist, now answering to the 
Republican party who thought the differences between the 
nations might have been settled much better in some other 
way. One of our neighbors, a Republican, who had been 
appointed marshal with full authority, came to my father 
and demanded his oxen. My father remonstrated, telling 
him the oxen were his sole dependence in clearing his land 
and providing bread for his family. Although father was an 
invalid, it made no difference. The cattle were taken and no 
remuneration offered and it was not until some time after 
the close of the war that I rode horseback fifty miles to 
obtain a pittance for the privation. Such was the unfeeling 

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mind toward one of another party. Party names change 
but does the depraved mind of man alter?" 

As early as 1812 father relates the following: "Went 
over the entire eastern part of what was then called No. 9 in 
tenth range. Its owner we knew not nor cared not. We 
drank of the big spring near Herrick's stone house and found 
swarms of bees in the trees not far from Mr. Riley's stone 
house which furnished at least one hundred pounds of 

Following these writings I find a description of father's 
earliest efforts to master the common branches. "In 18 14 
I rode in the rain and mud through Mantua and Shaylersville 
to Ravenna and there purchased a large slate which I carried 
choice as gold under my arm fairly shivering with the cold 
before I reached home. In November I began to study 
Arithmetic at the age of seventeen years. Fathers could 
hardly spare their sons in summer and only in winter could 
the lower branches of study be attended to. When I reached 
common fractions I was told they were useless and so 
omitted them and this practice became common. In 18 15 
I began the study of English grammar being the only young 
man in town that attempted it; but four or five young men 
had gone to Pittsburg or New England for the study of the 
higher branches. In a short time I recited the theory of 
"Murray" and when I began to parse the teacher frankly 
confessed that he was incapable of hearing me. And now I 
must give it up or go a mile and a half to the pastor, Mr. 
Seward. I chose the latter. Beside traveling that distance 
I did chores enough to kill any young man of the present 

Father speaks of being in two great wolf hunts some- 
time in 1816 or 1817. These were held for sport and to clear 
the woods of wolves which were troublesome. Entire town- 
ships would sometimes be surrounded by the hunters. These 
hunts were attended with great danger although the life of 
constant peril from wild beasts was conducive to good 

Father continues to write: "In 18I6 through the influ- 
ence of the blessed Bible I united with the people of God and 
resolved, by the Lord's assistance, to spend my life to benefit 
my fellowman. For this object I needed a better education. 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 47 

I urged my father to let me begin a classical course. This he 
very reluctantly consented to do, but only upon condition 
that as much time as I should spend doing this before coming 
of age I should make up after. Since there were no schools in 
this region where the higher branches were taught I walked 
each day a mile and a half to the residence of Mr. Seward, 
pastor at Aurora, and recited as he could find time to hear 
me. This was kept up for two years during which time I had 
the sole instruction of a Sabbath school of about twenty 

"In 1 8 19, when I thought I was prepared to enter college, 
there was no such institution in this part of the country. 
A literary society had been located at Burton and chartered 
by the Legislature, a building was in process of erection and 
a man was expected to take charge of the school which was 
designed to be a college. Mr. Seward was one of the board 
of trustees and wished me to go to Burton to school. I was 
not pleased with the idea and determined to go to Yale. 
But I had no means to defray my expenses abroad. He 
very kindly offered to assist me if I would go to Burton and 
otherwise not. I was dependent and felt very unpleasantly 
to go counter to the advice of Mr. Seward and wept much 
over it. I resolved, dependent as I was, to put my trust in 
God and go to Yale. 

"With great effort my father obtained twenty dollars 
and a few friends gave me three more. I fixed upon the day 
to start expecting to walk to New Haven. Just at this 
time a merchant from Massachusetts came to Aurora and 
procured two horses on a debt, expecting to ride one and lead 
the other. He told me I might ride one if I would bear the 
expense. Since he knew of my dependence and my object 
and was himself an ofiicer in the church I felt he was hard. 
I rode the horse to Massachusetts, starting with only 
twenty-three dollars. When I arrived I had spent all but 
five. I walked sixty miles to Hartford but my feet were so 
sore that I was obliged to take the stage for the remainder 
of the trip to New Haven. I then had about three dollars 

"With trembling steps I called upon President Day and 
told him from whence I came and my object, but took care 
not to reveal my poverty. He asked me what I had studied 

48 TwiNSBURG History 

and remarked that there was some provision made for poor 
students after they entered college. But I was not yet pre- 
pared for admission. Cut off from all hopes of aid when he 
left off conversation, my hopes of help from man were gone 
and my only support was in God. I had supposed I had a 
friend in college who would help me, but he had gone into 
the country. All were strangers. I arose with a heavy heart 
but not desponding and, as I was turning to bid him good-bye, 
he said very pleasantly, 'You will make your home with us 
for the present' and took me into an adjacent room, saying, 
'This was the study of Dr. Stiles and Dr. Dwight and there 
is a box containing Dr. Stiles' Hebrew manuscripts,' and 
there furnished me with books to finish my preparation for 
college. At Commencement, which took place in about four 
weeks, I went about forty miles to East Haddam and there 
remained studying till January, the beginning of the second 
term of the freshman year, when I was examined and ad- 
mitted in 1820. I had nothing on which to rely for support 
and had to be credited or leave. At the beginning of the last 
term of the freshman year I found work which paid for my 
board, room, fuel and light. You may well imagine the 
trials through which I had to struggle. In the autumn of 
1 82 1 I taught select school at Plymouth, Conn., and for 
three months the next fall. Then I went to Harwinton and 
taught three months and in 1823 six months. 

"By these means and with waiting on tables, hearing 
recitations, and some donations, I was able to receive my 
diploma in September, 1823, and left college free of debt. 
With four small trunks I took stage for Buffalo, N. Y., pay- 
ing double fare. There I put my property aboard a schooner 
that belonged to Ft. Meigs on the Maumee. Expecting my 
property would be left at Cleveland I started on foot to 
make the two hundred mile trip home. After being home a 
week I sent to Cleveland to learn if my property had arrived 
and word was returned that it had. 

"I asked my father for his oxen and cart to drive through 
the woods and mud to Cleveland. Over my ordinary clothes 
I put a logging frock. With food in a pillow-case and whip 
in hand I started at noon on Thursday, the second week in 
October. I drove a mile and a half when in a deep mud-hole 
the bow came off and away went one of the oxen. I got into 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 49 

the mud half a leg deep and extracted the neap from the 
yoke pulling off the other bow and away went the other ox. 
I shouldered the yoke and put after the oxen in the woods, 
drove them back half a mile, put them in a lot and returned 
home to make a bow-pin. Then I returned, yoked up the 
oxen, put them on the cart, drove over to the northwestern 
corner of Twinsburg, and, the night coming on, stopped at a 
log shanty owned by Oliver Wells. The next day I arrived 
in Cleveland about noon and went to Merwin the chief 
business man and asked for my property. It had not 
arrived. With an oath he asked me on what I had put my 
property. I named the schooner when he said, 'Why did 
you not build a coffin and put the property in it and shove 
it off into the lake?' 

"After further inquiry I found the vessel had passed 
Cleveland in a gale the week before and had stranded at the 
mouth of Black River. Thinking the vessel might be left 
there I resolved to drive on. In the meantime two mission- 
aries, Alvin Coe and wife, who had made their way from 
Vernon, Trumbull County, to Cleveland on their way to 
spend the winter at the mission station on the Maumee 
above Ft. Meigs, asked the privilege of riding with me to 
Black river. I told them I had only a cart and oxen and a 
board across the box. Mrs. Coe was a very delicate woman, 
well educated. Many people thought them foolish to go on 
such an errand. They got aboard the cart and I drove on to 
Dover where we spent the night and the next day about the 
middle of the afternoon we arrived at Black river. I left the 
team and went six miles to the mouth of the river, found the 
vessel had been stranded, but had got off the day before and 
had taken my trunks. I started to walk back to my team 
but it became so dark that I stopped at a log cabin, ate a 
bowl of bread and milk and took the floor for my bed. In the 
morning I arrived at the place I had left my team, probably 
where Elyria now is, and spent the Sabbath. Considering 
the uncertainty of getting my property unless I went after 
it I concluded on Monday morning to drive on to Portland, 
now Sandusky City, where I arrived at noon Wednesday 
with my missionaries and then drove the team back eight 
miles and put them out to pasture. I returned to Portland 
the next morning. Leaving Mrs. Coe to go to Detroit when- 

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ever opportunity should present itself, Mr. Coe concluded to 
walk with me seventy miles to the Maumee. Thursday 
morning we started and arrived at Lower Sandusky, now 
Fremont, at about noon on Friday and before us was the 
Black swamp of forty miles and with but a horsepath through 
and a shanty half way. We started, expecting to reach the 
shanty by nightfall, but failing, we lay in the woods sheltering 
ourselves as well as we could under the trees for it rained and 
sleeted and became so cold that the snow did not melt on the 
leaves. About nine in the morning we came to the shanty 
where the woman made a cake of Indian meal and pumpkin 
and put it into the embers to bake. This, together with some 
fried wild duck, constituted the best breakfast I ever ate. 
It was Saturday noon and Mr. Coe said he could not endure 
to walk through and would stay till Monday. I inquired 
the way and alone started for Ft. Meigs. I waded Portage 
river and went on and on until I came out at dusk on the 
Maumee opposite Swan creek where Toledo now is. The 
river was wide, the wind blew a gale. There was a house on 
the opposite bank but I could neither be seen nor heard and 
was obliged to camp out for the second night on the cold 
bank of the river. It was so cold that for the first time that 
season the river froze a rod out into the stream. As early 
as it was worth while I went down to the brink and made all 
possible signs of distress. Soon a man came out of the 
house down to the river and came over in a canoe. Never 
was I so glad to see a human being. Soon after landing I 
pulled off my boots. My heels were so raw and inflamed that 
I could no longer wear my boots. It was the Sabbath, but 
my feet so pained me that I got but little rest. Toward 
evening I put some rags around my feet and walked a mile 
down the stream to the house of an Indian agent by the 
name of Stickney. He was a well educated most agreeable 
gentleman. He had married Molly, the oldest daughter of 
Gen. Stark. They had four children. The oldest daughter 
the mother called Molly after herself, the other daughter 
Indiana. The oldest son they called One, the other Two. 
After spending the night here I returned to Swan creek and 
Monday afternoon hired a horse with an Indian to take it 
back and rode eight miles to Ft. Meigs. Here I found Mr. 
Coe and the next morning bought a pair of moccasins and 

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walked with him to the mission station, wading the river. 
It was now November and the vessel had come and gone to 
Detroit, taking my property. 

"I found at the station a young man who had volunteered 
his services for a year to establish the station. When the 
year closed he was taken sick and had just recovered so far 
that chills had left him. He asked to go with me to Aurora 
on his way home to Meadville, Pa. I told him I feared the 
ague would return and he would be left among strangers. 
He insisted on going and we returned to Ft. Meigs. The vessel 
returned from Detroit on Friday and on Sunday morning 
started back. As there was no other way of getting to 
Detroit we both went on board. The young man had six 
dollars, I was then penniless. Monday morning we arrived 
at the mouth of the Detroit river but the wind and the cur- 
rent were too strong to allow the boat to go up. I hired a 
horse and a boy; the young man rode; I walked. We ar- 
rived at Detroit in the evening and found Mr. Coe at the 
residence of Gov. Cass. There we spent the night. The 
next day I found my property and on Wednesday put it 
aboard a vessel bound for Portland. We arrived Friday 
noon. The ague returned to the young man. I went for 
my oxen, and took on my load Saturday morning and drove 
eight miles, the young man having a dreadful fit of ague on 
the way. We spent the Sabbath very pleasantly and Mon- 
day morning started on. When we had gone about four 
miles we found the snow a foot deep and the weather very 
cold. I went by the side of my cattle in my moccasins 
through the snow and arrived in Newburg Thursday night. 
Friday the snow and mud would about half bear up. I was 
all day till night getting to Twinsburg. Here I had a bowl 
of bread and milk and slept on the floor. The next day I 
arrived home about 10 o'clock, having been gone over a 
month. Such were my sufferings and labor in my course of 

An autograph album and my father's diploma are 
perhaps the only relics of the contents of those four trunks 
which I possess and these I highly prize. 

At the end of three months he hired money and returned 
to Connecticut to study theology with a Rev. Hart of 
Plymouth and Rev. Pierce of Harwinton. He was licensed 

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to preach the Gospel by Litchfield South Association in 1825. 
He preached his first sermon in Wolcot, Conn., then supplied 
for several Sabbaths the church at Waterbury, Conn. 

In September, 1824, he was married to Fanny Gaylord 
of Harwinton, Conn. 

In 1826 he returned to Aurora. But sometime prior to 
his return he was informed of the eff"ort to locate a college 
at Hudson, O., and was asked, with many others in different 
parts of the country, to collect funds to begin the enterprise. 
For some time he went from door to door begging for this 
object and by these means the first building was erected. 
In this humble manner Western Reserve University had its 

A few years later he gave his patrimony of one hundred 
acres in Aurora to the college. Still later he filled a vacancy 
for one year teaching in it. 

On returning to Aurora with his wife in the fall of 1826 
he found the state of education much as ten years before, 
when he made the resolution to spend his life trying to do 
good to his fellowmen. He went to Moses Eggleston who 
owned the land around the center and asked to let him chop 
down some maple trees and cut them into wood. Mr. 
Eggleston assented. Accordingly, he prepared some ten 
cords of wood, had it hauled and deposited near what was 
called the old academy and then announced that on a certain 
day a school would commence; the tuition would be two 
dollars for twelve weeks and as money was very scarce he 
said, "You may pay me in anything you please, and when 
you please, and nothing if you don't please." Scholars came 
in very cautiously at first but before two years had passed 
nearly all of suitable age were present. Several began prep- 
aration for college, among these were two of the first three 
graduates from Western Reserve College. 

Near the end of the two years my father was invited to 
spend several Sabbaths in Twinsburg. He went but con- 
tinued teaching in Aurora. About this time he preached the 
funeral sermon of the twin Wilcoxes. At the end of three 
months the people of Twinsburg saw fit to ask him to be- 
come their pastor. And now I will quote from father's 
writings concerning his work for several years: 

"Dismissed my school in Aurora and moved to Twins- 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 53 

burg in January, 1828. To pay me for the three months 
service they built a very good log block house, one half mile 
west of the square, which became my home for many years. 
In the spring of 1828 was ordained and installed pastor of the 
Presbyterian church and society. 

"Twinsburg was very new; their meeting-house was on 
the west side of the square nearly opposite Mr. Alexander's, 
a mere shell of a building with a few seats around on the 
outside of the room. There were about as many people as 
could sit around on these outside seats; in the winter it was 
cold and uncomfortable but before the new church was built 
it was crowded. On the same lot where the log block house 
was erected there stood also a log house 20x30, built for a 
shoe shop. It was very rude with rough boards for a floor 
and loose ones overhead. Three holes were cut out of the 
logs for windows of four panes each. There was a fireplace 
at one end built of rough stones and topped out with sticks 
plastered over with clay. In the fall of 1828 this was fitted 
up with seats and invitations were given to all youths of 
suitable age to attend school welcome, or, if they chose to 
pay, the tuition would be ^2.00 per quarter. Some forty or 
more scholars were packed into this small space, giving 
ample employment to one teacher for four months in the 
year. This continued to be the place of school till 1831. 
During the first and second winters a school term of four 
months was held but in the winters of 1831 and 1832 I was 
called to teach in Western Reserve College and there was no 

"When I first came the township was comparatively new 
and the people generally were in very moderate circum- 
stances. Roads were bad and almost impassable at certain 
seasons of the year. Our houses were poor and our means of 
living pretty hard. Money was scarce and all business was 
transacted by barter. I borrowed ^100.00 of Zeno Kent of 
Aurora and paid interest for two years of ^40.00. It was 
during this period, 1831-32, that our first church was built. 

"In 183 1 the people of the church concluded to erect a 
building for the double purpose of meetings on the Sabbath 
and school during the week. They made me sole committee 
to raise funds for the building. They were to procure the 
materials and I the money needed. It was finished in 1832 

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at an expense of ^700.00, of which cash part I was obliged 
to furnish ^190.00. My school was now transferred from 
the cabin to a comparative palace. We then proposed to 
board scholars from abroad at nine shillings per week, in- 
cluding fuel, lights and washing. Such was the beginning of 
Twinsburg Institute. 

"When the new church was erected it was likewise full. 
Scarcely a family in town neglected to meet on the Sabbath 
for public worship. I was in the habit of visiting all the 
families each year and the visits were pleasant and profitable. 
We shared the labors and hardships. Many a time we were 
so poor we knew not today what we should have on the 
morrow and often Mrs. Bissell and myself walked to Aurora 
to procure food to bring home in our hands. On one of 
these visits when we were opposite Mr. Crawford's, a bear 
stood in the road before us and when Bruin had gazed 
sufficiently long at us he took to his heels and fled. In early 
life I learned to follow the chase and when my father died in 
1833 the old beloved rifle fell into my hands. Soon after 
that a flock of wild turkeys came near the door and I shot 
two of them and a little later a deer came into the lot nearby 
and paid the forfeiture of his life for his temerity. 

"At about this time in consequence of our common pov- 
erty, and feeling that help from abroad would be desirable, I 
went to New York and procured of Mr. Woolsey of that 
city, father of J. M. and President Woolsey, twenty-five 
acres of land as a lifelong possession of the church society. 
Soon after this I visited Mr. Beers of Connecticut, Com- 
missioner of the school fund, and induced him to relieve, as 
soon as possible, many of our citizens who happened to 
settle on a mortgaged tract (Tract No. 2) forfeited to the 
state of Connecticut, and who felt little heart to improve 
their lands as they might lose them. The settlement was 
satisfactorily adjusted. 

"At the end of the first seven years I had received not 
above $75.00 per year as a salary and all was returned in one 
way or another. The little church of twelve members, I 
think, had increased to an hundred and fifty." 

But meanwhile a storm cloud had been slowly gathering 
over the church, brought on by the various opinions held by 
its members concerning the temperance question. Father's 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 55 

views were strongly for temperance and as to the need of 
reform at that time you have only to read "Twinsburg from 
18 17 by Ethan Ailing and from 1820 by Luman Lane." Yet 
on account of the trials and controversies that were the 
outgrowth of these opinions father was dismissed and went 
to Edinburg where he had been invited in the fall of 1835. 
As to school and church privileges they were in much the 
same condition as he had found Twinsburg and he resolved 
to give the youth of Edinburg the privileges of more than a 
common school education. He first went to Pittsburg and 
purchased ^100.00 worth of books, then opened the school 
loaning the books to those who came. More than fifty were 
on hand and profited by the privilege expecting to pay ^2.25 
per quarter. The tuition the first four months fell short of 
the cost of the books. In the course of a year and a half 
nearly all the youth availed themselves of the privilege. 

In the fall of 1837 the church invited him back to Twins- 
burg. He returned and then a series of persecutions fol- 
lowed that are not very common these days. Out of them 
grew the second church over which father was pastor till 
1843 when he resigned to better look after the interests of the 
growing school which he had resumed upon returning to 

At this time began three regular terms in a school year 
of forty weeks. Concerning the growth of the school father 
wrote: "A house 20x35 was erected (where the present stone 
building stands), 20 feet more were soon added. Boarders 
from abroad came in and the numbers so increased that in 
August, 1843, the Tavern at the center was purchased. It 
was 30x50 and two stories high. Soon another building 
30x50 and three stories high was added. In two more years 
another building 30x40 and three stories high was necessary 
and a year or so later the old church and academy and an 
intermediate building were provided. The increase from 
forty to three hundred pupils, including at least fifty 
boarders in the family, necessitated seven teachers and 
assistants to give instruction in German, French, vocal and 
instrumental music, penmanship and all the common 
academic studies. No charter was ever obtained and no 
public money appropriated. Board and tuition were so low 
that the most indigent found encouragement to enter the 

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institution and avail themselves of its privileges. A large 
number were received who paid little or nothing. In 1843 
three Indian youths left their forest homes about Mackinaw 
and Traverse Bay, Mich., and landed in Cleveland on their 
way to Vernon where lived the missionaries who rode with 
me to Sandusky City twenty years before, and who, after 
spending some time in Maumee and there passing from 
lodge to lodge among the Indians in the neighborhood of 
Mackinaw for several seasons, now worn out in this good 
service had returned in the evening of their life to their 
original home in Vernon. These youths called at the 
Institute and through a French interpreter made known 
their object, viz. : to find a place by the help of these mis- 
sionaries where they might go to school. Our doors were 
open to them, feeling that we were under the strongest 
obligation to help a poor neglected and injured people, and 
they went no farther. Others followed these from seven 
different tribes, east and west, until the whole number 
reached over two hundred. Most of them remained, on an 
average, at least a year. All boarded in the family and were 
supplied with books and stationery. Of these, two have been 
teachers in academies, one a very respectable minister of the 
Gospel, several have taught schools among their own people. 
Andrew J. Blackbird, or Mack-a-de-pe-nessy, son of a chief 
of the Ottawas from the northern part of Michigan, has 
been a national interpreter, postmaster, and soon after 
leaving the Institute obtained from the Michigan Legis- 
lature the rights of citizenship for his people in that state. 
He was the author of "The History of the Ottawa and Chip- 
pewa Indians of Michigan." Another, a Seneca, Peter 
Wilson by name, graduated at the head of his class of medi- 
cal students at Geneva, N. Y., and for years was employed 
by his nation as their agent at the Legislature at Albany to 
look after their interests; others were interpreters of mis- 
sionaries, one a councilor of his nation, one a teacher among 
the Freedmen of the South. During the War of the Rebel- 
lion one raised a company of sharpshooters, became their 
captain and fell in the battle of the Wilderness. Several 
others joined the army and acted a loyal part. It may be 
said of them as a body of youth that as large a proportion of 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 57 

them have excelled as is true of an equal number of white 

In 1853 occurred the death of my grandmother, Thank- 
ful Cheeseman Bissell, at the ripe old age of eighty-three 
years. My father wrote of her: "She fairly shamed all her 
children in acts of hardship and heroism. Though deprived 
of all means of learning early she was surpassed by few in 
the application of what she learned late in life. In the ab- 
sence of physicians during those early days she deserves the 
highest commendation for what she did in the capacity in 
which she was called to act." 

Of indigent white youth that father made a home for, 
aided in their education, and in some cases bore their ex- 
penses in college after fitting them, their name is "Legion," 
and the amount expended much greater than that for the 
Indian youth. Among these at an early day were William 
C. Bissell and two sisters, children of a cousin, Orice Bissell, 
who had died leaving them orphans. Another was Drusilla 
Featherstone whom he took at nine years of age and edu- 
cated in music. Subsequently four others of the same 
family were with them and did well. These are just a 
sample of the many that were raised in father's family 
though never adopted. 

During the period of giving instruction not less than 
six thousand were more or less under his care. Among these 
are numbered presidents and professors of colleges and theo- 
logical seminaries, members of Congress, governors of states, 
members of state legislatures, ministers, missionaries, judges, 
attorneys, physicians and a host of teachers in common and 
high schools. 

In i860 father wrote: "My former companion, a most 
faithful wife and a conscientious Christian, was attacked 
by a pulmonary disease; and while away from home, and 
watching by her bedside, and after she had closed her eyes 
in death, I felt that there was no hope of escaping bank- 
ruptcy for my indebtedness was not less than six thousand 
dollars, and I had no means to pay. I said to a friend, " I see 
no way but to assign what I have to creditors." After I had 
labored so long, to fail was almost too much to bear. For the 
moment I was disheartened. I thought of past and trying 
days and reflected that, trusting in the Lord, I had passed 

58 TwiNSBURG History 

through all difficulties. I resolved that I would cast myself 
on God and do my duty. Claim after claim was left for 
collection and in every case, at the end of the stay of judg- 
ment, principal and interest were paid. At length I sold the 
Institution and buildings and nearly completed every pay- 
ment. Three hundred dollars were saved with which I was 
determined to build a house in which I might still continue 
the business of instruction. Thus the stone house was 
erected, largely with my own hands and the donations of old 
friends and pupils." 

Although the adoption of the free school system by the 
state, and the breaking out of the Civil War greatly reduced 
the numbers in attendance, he continued, with the assistance 
of his second wife, Cynthia Amelia Sikes, a most worthy 
helper as well as teacher in the school, his life long labors 
almost to the last. 

He passed away at his home south of the center at the 
ripe old age of 98 yrs. and 4 mos. Thus the career of the 
founder of Twinsburg Institute was ended. It had its foun- 
dation in prayer, the superstructure was reared in faith and 
corresponding works, and all was under the fostering care 
of God to whom he always ascribed the honor of the ac- 

Additional Facts 

As a rule, school catalogues are not considered very 
interesting reading matter, but surely some of the catalogues 
issued when the Twinsburg Institute was at the zenith of its 
popularity must be made an exception. It is a matter of 
regret that some of these catalogues cannot be here repro- 
duced. Through them the unusual personality of Rev. 
Mr. Bissell is unconsciously made clear to the reader. 

In one of them for the year commencing April 9, 1849, 
and ending March 9, 1850, the summary gives the attend- 
ance of gentlemen as 204, and ladies as 106. Thirty towns 
and three states are represented. 

As to the studies we read: "Instruction will be given 
in Greek, Latin, French, and German; in Algebra, Geom- 
etry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Surveying and Naviga- 
tion; in Natural, Moral and Mental Philosophy; Chemistry, 
Rhetoric, Logic, Astronomy, Mineralogy, Geology and 
Physiology; In Geography, English Grammar, Arithmetic, 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 59 

Reading, Spelling, Definition, Penmanship and Book Keep- 
ing. Also in Vocal Music, Music on the Piano, Melodeon, 
Flute, Violin, Violincello, etc. In Drawing and Painting. 
Besides there will be weekly exercises in Declamation, Elo- 
cution, and Composition, together with the benefit of a 
Lyceum. The most approved works in all the above 
branches will be used. Effort is now being made to add a 
Library and suitable Philosophical, Chemical and Musical 
Apparatus, and such other conveniences as shall contribute 
to its greatest usefulness." 

As to location we learn: 

"The Institution is situated in the village of Twins- 
burgh, Summit Co., Ohio, five miles from Western Reserve 
College, on the road from Cleveland to Pittsburgh, nineteen 
miles from the former, with a Daily Stage both ways. A 
Plank Road will be made to Cleveland the present season. 

"The buildings of the Institution will accommodate 
75 boarders, generally with but two in a room, with a Kitch- 
en, Dining Hall, spacious Halls for study. Music, and 
Recitation Rooms. The best water in the world has recently 
been brought to the Institution in pipes, which very greatly 
conduces to health and comfort. It is surrounded by an 
industrious, moral, and thriving population. A residence 
of more than 20 years in the place has proved it healthy 
almost without a parallel." 

Under Sessions and Vacations we read: 

"The year is divided into three sessions. The first will 
commence on the second Monday in April and continue 12 
weeks; then there will be a vacation of 6 weeks for the 
accommodation of the farmer to secure his crops, and for the 
student to derive profit from labor. Then will commence 
the second session of twelve weeks, after which there will be 
a vacation of two weeks, when the winter term of 16 weeks 
will begin, at the expiration of which there will be a vacation 
of 4 weeks to continue till the second Monday in April, 
making, in all, 40 weeks in the year for study." 

But more interesting matter is treated of under the 
heading of Expenses: 

"Board, Room, and lodging may be had at the Sem- 
inary from $1.00 to $1.25 per week, according to the price 
of provisions. 

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Tuition in Greek, Latin, and the higher Mathematics . .^3.00 

In the EngHsh branches only 2.50 

In German and French each, extra 2.00 

In lessons on Piano Forte and melodeon, each 5.00 

In Music on Violin, Violincello, Flute &c., once per 

week 2.00 

Vocal Music, Drawing and Painting Free 

Expenses of wood in Recitation Rooms, keeping same, 
ordinary repairs, &c 50 

Washing will be done in the Institution at 2 cents per 
article. Wash dishes, pails, towels, brooms, fuel, lights, 
carpets and curtains, furnished by the student. 

If payment is delayed till the end of the term, a differ- 
ence of one dollar more per quarter will be made. Past 
experience has taught us not to extend credit, except under 
peculiar circumstances. 

There will be an examination of two days at least at 
the end of each session, with exhibitions in Music and other 

Parents and friends are earnestly desired to be present 
on these occasions." 

Tradition tells us that not all the students particularly 
enjoyed these following regulations: 

"Each student is expected to attend public worship 
where his parents or guardians shall direct. 

Students will not be permitted to remain in the Institu- 
tion who will go and come on the Sabbath, knowing the rule, 
nor will students be suffered to remain who shall devote any 
part of their time during the week to learn to dance. 

There will be Biblical exercises each Sabbath, on which 
all may attend. 

Every reasonable pains will be taken to guard the 
morals of youth, and render them comfortable, happy, and 

In 1857-8 we notice the expenses are a trifle higher, 
among other things washing having advanced from 2 to 3 
cents per article. Profane language and card playing has 
been added to the list of things that "will not be suffered," 
and a Library of over 600 carefully selected books acquired. 

The catalogues tell us little about the exhibitions, but 
many old students remember them as being attended from 

Samu el Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 6i 

far and near, and the following program surely shows they 
were quite properly named. 





March io, 1848 


The Nineteenth Century — An Oration 

H. R. Dancox, Hudson, O. 

Twilight Musings — An Essay 

Miss Sarah E. Henry, Twinsburg, O. 

If a God there be, that God how great! 

Miss Eunice Turner, Twinsburg, O. 

My Mother — A Poem . Miss Rebecca Young, Twinsburg, O. 


Our Country — An Oration .... H. A. Atkins, Waterbury, Vt. 
Glory — An Essay 

Miss Ellen Young, Twinsburg, O. 

There's blight in earth's beauties — A Poem 

Miss Marilla M. Clark, Concord 


The Suicide — A Dialogue F. H. Risley, Aurora 


The Destiny of our Country — An Oration 

F. W. Mattocks, Vernon 

Foreigners — An Oration A. G. Smith, Concord 


The Glory and Honor of War — A Dialogue 

Chas. Turner, Twinsburg 


Energy of Determination — An Oration 

A. W. Tappen, Union ville 

An affair of honor — A Dialogue A. G. Smith, Concord 


The cultivation of the Mind — An Oration 

J. K. Frost, Mantua 

The Phrenologist nonplussed — A Dialogue 

F. H. Risley, Aurora 


62 TwiNSBURG History 

Durability of literary fame — An Oration 

Chas. Turner, Twinsburg 

True Nobility — An Oration with a Valedictory 

F. H. Risley, Aurora 


Younglove's Steam Press, Cleveland 
It is doubtful if anyone ever called Mr. Bissell lax in 
discipline. He so earnestly coveted success for his pupils 
that he could not tolerate anything which, in his opinion, 
would not develop the best in a student. The writer 
remembers hearing it said, "Those who were sent to his 
school thought him stern and uncompromising, but some of 
those whom he practically carried through school thought 
him 'a little lower than the angels'." 

Mrs. Sarah Henry Turner says: "He was a strict 
disciplinarian, which was necessary, as many were the 
pranks played. I remember once a bucket of water being 
placed on top a slightly opened door so that a latecomer 
received an unwelcome shower bath. If Mr. Bissell sus- 
pected a too joyful time was going on in some boarder's 
room his quiet step would not be heard, but a rap on the 
door would warn of his presence and — all would be silent 
within. In church he always occupied the back seat that 
he might see if any of his pupils were missing from services, 
he requesting their attendance. His Sabbath commenced 
Saturday at sundown and Sunday evening he and his wife 
began week day labors. Doors were locked at lo p. m. and 
any one out later must gain admittance as best he could. At 
5 a. m. the big bell rang for rising, and at 6 a. m., for break- 
fast. There were many assistant teachers and at 8 a. m. 
began the writing class conducted by Warren P. Spencer 
whose uncle was the originator of the Spencerian system. 
At meals, many times sixty, or more, sat at the long table, 
Mr. Bissell at the head. All stood while the blessing was 

It is related by several that on one Hallowe'en night 
some academy students appropriated Mr. Bissell's carriage, 
or stage, and drew it as far as Tinker's Creek. When they 
had gotten that far Mr. Bissell himself raised a curtain, put 
out his head and said, "Boys, I guess you have brought me 
far enough, now you may draw me back" — and they did so. 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 63 

He had overheard all their plans and accordingly concealed 
himself in the carriage. It would seem from the above that a 
sense of humor and discipline are not always incompatible. 

Many people of prominence, of whom we can here 
name only a few were once students at the Twinsburg 
Institute: Emerson White, once president of De Pauw 
University, Ohio Commissioner of common schools, and 
superintendent of the Cincinnati schools; Hon. Henry 
McKinney, state senator for Summit-Portage district, 
1869-70, since common pleas judge in Cuyahoga county; 
William B. Hazen, once chief of the weather bureau; Gen. 
Lucius Fairchild, who sometime held the office of member 
of Congress, governor of Wisconsin, consul at Liverpool, 
consul general at Paris, minister to Spain, commander of 
Dept. of Wisconsin G. A. R. and commander-in-chief of 
National Encampment G. A. R.; Gen. A. C. Voris and Hon. 
U. L. Marvin of Akron; Dr. Knowlton, Hons. D. W. Gage, 
and W. S. Kerruish of Cleveland. Of the latter it can be 
said that in his active appreciation of Rev.Mr. Bissell and his 
work he has shown himself to be a truly grateful friend. 

Another man not yet mentioned was Chief Pokagon, 
the last chief of the Pottawattamies. His father ceded to the 
U. S. government 1,000,000 or more acres of land including 
the present site of Chicago. Chief Pokagon spent the latter 
part of his life in efforts to obtain from the government the 
price agreed upon, finally securing nearly ^200,000.00. He 
was highly educated. He spent two years at the Twinsburg 
Institute after leaving Oberlin College. Throughout his 
long life his deepest desire was expressed in his tireless 
efforts to keep "the white man's fire-water" from the 

Many have publicly proclaimed their indebtedness to 
Mr. Bissell for their start in life, and not a few in a sub- 
stantial manner remembered him when his days of activity 
were past. 

A few of the older students, inspired by Mrs. Ruth 
Sheels Cannon and Miss Juliette Parmelee, arranged for a 
gathering to celebrate the 95th birthday of Rev. Father 
Bissell, as all in later years called him. As many of the old 
students as could be reached were invited to come and bring 
a basket, and one dollar as a birthday gift. The large school 

64 TwiNSBURG History 

room was decorated and filled with friends who rejoiced to 
do something to brighten his declining years and honor the 
faithful teacher. He was a very happy man, though nearly 
blind. Short talks were given by Judge Marvin, Hon. W. S. 
Kerruish, Henry Watterson, Chas. Lane and others. Mrs. 
Ruth Cannon recited an original poem, "To Our Aged 
Teacher." One hundred and ten dollars were left to remind 
Mr. Bissell of the esteem in which he was held. 

Mr. Bissell lived until Aug. 26, 1895, his comfort 
ministered to by his family, friends among his former stu- 
dents, and the Presbytery with which he always maintained 
his connection. 

Gracious tributes were paid at his funeral and the 
passing years have more and more plainly shown that they 
were faithfully deserved. 

A Retrostect 

It is now well nigh a century since Rev. Samuel Bissell 
came from Aurora, a single purpose in his heart, to serve his 
God by service to his fellowmen. 

It Is not humanly possible to measure his success. To 
be sure, the crude cabin is now gone, Lyceum Hall Is now a 
store-room, the old Institute building is torn down, and 
even the stone building of which Mr. Bissell said, "The rock 
of Gibraltar will as soon give way, without an earthquake," 
presents an altered aspect to the passerby. A thoughtless 
man might say that the Institute Is gone. But Is It.? Minds 
were quickened and trained, new purposes were brought 
into life and currents of thought and action started that can 
be terminated only by the end of time. Twinsburg's share 
in this honor is that her sons and daughters, from generation 
to generation, availed themselves of the opportunities 
offered them. 

Comparatively few men live to experience such satisfy- 
ing fruition of their labors as did Mr. Bissell. He never 
experienced afiluence; little enough the ordinary comforts 
of life. Yet his life was full and the sunset hours made 
peaceful because he had made his full contribution to society. 

It is to the credit of the present citizens of Twinsburg 
that they delight to honor the memory of this stalwart 
figure whose long life spanned so extensive a period of the 
town's development. 

Samuel Bissell and Twinsburg Institute 65 

W. R. Rose 


"Deep in the wildwood his clearing was made; 
Deep in the forest his torch redly flamed; 
Firm in the soil his foundation was laid; 

Rude were the timbers he fashioned and framed. 
There in his temple he taught and he prayed — 
Voicing the mission that hosts have acclaimed. 


"Worn was the pathway that led to his door — 
^ Worn by the seekers who came from afar; 
Widely he scattered his bountiful store — 

Far shone the light of that beautiful star. 
Heavy the burden he cheerfully bore. 

Calloused the shoulder he put to the car. 


"Shadows that drift in a wavering line; 

Shadows that circle and halt by the wall; 
Shadows of seekers enriched from the mine, 

Learners who came at the magical call; 
You drew the life from the sturdy old vine — 

Steward and master, he gave you his all!" 


WHEN man becomes domiciled in a new country 
there is every dependence placed upon nature, and 
every effort made to bend nature to meet the needs 
of the human family. Under such conditions one would 
scarcely expect to discover much activity in the pursuit of 
the finer arts. Yet this very struggle with nature seems to 
engender in man a desire to free himself from his bondage to 
nature, and to improve upon nature by adding something of 
himself to it. Our forefathers were many of them artists in 
their individual lines of work and, doubtless, most of them 
cherished the hope of a life less burdened with drudgery and 
replete with the more enjoyable features of life. At least 
we may be sure they wanted the best things in life for their 
children, and, mindful of the good things in their New 
England life, they were rather good judges of what of the old 
life it would be well to incorporate in the new. So we are 
not surprised to learn that it was possible for a singing mas- 
ter upon his arrival here to find plenty of material to form 
a singing school. 

The man was Luther B. Prentiss whose boyhood home 
was in Plainfield, Vt. He had settled in Warrensville, O., 
and came from there to Twinsburg in 1823, following the 
marked trees through the forest. He started the first singing 
school held in Twinsburg and conducted its weekly meet- 
ings for a considerable period of time. He has the distinct- 
ion of having conducted the singing at the dedication of the 
first church in Twinsburg. When that church celebrated 
its fiftieth anniversary he was residing here with his son 
Willard C. Prentiss. He lived to be ninety-four years of 
age, dying in 1897. 

As a matter of fact, there is little positively known about 
musical matters during those earlier years. Mr. Samuel 
Bissell realized the value of music as an accomplishment, and 
also its desirability as a feature of his school, and early in- 
cluded it in his course of studies. The man who probably 
did the most for Twinsburg musically was an instructor in 
music in Mr. Bissell's school. 

Mr. John W. Fessenden came to Twinsburg in 1845 
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holding this position until i860. Wednesday evenings he 
taught beginners the rudiments of music and inspired many 
to take up musical careers. Friday evenings were given 
over to instrumental music, and Sunday evenings were 
devoted to sacred music. These classes were free to every 
resident of the town and many availed themselves of Mr. 
Fessenden's instructions. At the close of each term a con- 
cert was given and an admission fee charged. After these 
concerts Mr. and Mrs. Bissell often served an oyster supper, 
charging only 25 cents per couple. The musical instruction 
offered at the Institute attracted many students from afar 
who came largely on account of the musical course. 

Aside from his work in the Twinsburg Institute he 
taught singing schools, bands and orchestras in several 
nearby towns. He gave private lessons on the violin, flute 
and other instruments. For a long time he had charge of the 
choir of the Congregational Church and under his direction 
it had the enviable reputation of being the best country 
church choir in the Western Reserve. 

For many years during the summer months he con- 
ducted singing school for the children, usually concluding 
the work with a juvenile concert. Many remember the 
cantatas given, especially the "Shepherdess" and the even 
more talked of one "The Flower Queen" in which Victoria 
Southworth took the part of the queen so beautifully that 
for years she went by the name of Queen Victoria. 

Concerts were a feature of the Twinsburg Fairs. Under 
the leadership of Prof. Fessenden groups of young people, 
selected from the best singers in the town, rendered musical 
selections for the entertainment of the crowds that were 
accustomed to attend the Twinsburg Fairs. At the fair in 
1857 Emma Fessenden and her mother, Mary Fessenden, 
sang the duet "Ruth and Naomi." The Foster Family and 
Company also gave concerts at the fairs here. 

There are many who can be remembered as having, at 
some time, taught music here. The old fashioned singing 
school was decidedly a social institution and usually 

Richard Redfield had a large singing class here in i860, 
and about 1865 Mary Garzee (Chandler) taught a class in 
music. Some of the older musicians now in Twinsburg 

68 TwiNSBURG History 

received their first instructions from her. A few years later 
Mary Prentiss (Foote) and AHce Pratt (Clark) were giving 
lessons in music. About 1874 Mr. Volney A. Curtiss, himself 
a good tenor, began conducting a singing school here and 
continued in this work for several years. There are many 
now in town who were in his classes and participated in the 
concerts given under his direction. Alia Fessenden (Rud- 
gers) for several years was a teacher of music here and was 
an inspiration to many musically inclined. Letella Fessen- 
den (Baker), another daughter of Prof. J. W. Fessenden, 
was a help to the town musically, being church organist and 
leader of music in the W. C. T. U., giving much attention to 
her work. 

To a large extent the churches have always fostered 
musical talent. The early churches possessed no instru- 
ments and few hymnals. At that period the minister often 
led the singing. The tuning fork was the chief reliance of 
the chorister and quite a commotion arose in one of the 
churches when the chorister took his "fiddle into church," 
but later, the deacon's son was playing the bass viol there. 
It was probably in the fifties that organs, or rather har- 
moniums, were introduced into the churches. 

Diminutive affairs that they were, they at least inaug- 
urated a new era in church music. 

Musical instruments in the home were infrequent, those 
in comfortable circumstances sometimes had small melo- 
deons. As pecuniary matters improved the melodeon 
increased in size, was superseded by the organ, and that in 
time was replaced by the piano. The first (1865) organ in 
town was Miss Tina Dunshee's and it is still in good condi- 
tion. The first piano in town for private use was Miss Stella 
Clark's. Today the home where there is no piano is the 

While the older generations had their singing schools 
these classes later became less popular and, as private 
lessons were more easily obtained, about a quarter century 
ago were practically discontinued. It did not take the 
thoughtful long to discover that there were all too many 
possessed of some musical talent who were receiving no 
musical instruction. Music was ceasing to be a community 
affair. Only a very few were studying vocal music. The 

Music 69 

condition was noted, discussed, but nothing of a preventive 
nature attempted. However, the feeling that all children 
ought to have an opportunity to learn something of music 
persisted. The solution seemed to lie with the schools and 
arrangements were made to have music taught therein. It 
was a difficult matter as there were several schools, each of 
several grades. Indications of good results were forth- 
coming surprisingly soon, and later, when the question of 
centralization was before the people, the argument that the 
centralized school would afford better opportunity for musi- 
cal instruction, was no little factor in the decision for 

Few things really test one's love of music as does the 
position of church chorister in a small town. There have 
been many in the Twinsburg churches who have spent them- 
selves freely in the service of the church trying to bring 
about better musical conditions. It would be impossible 
to name all even could we measure the importance of their 
work. In the Congregational church Zeno Parmelee led the 
singing for about twenty years; Josiah and Richard Red- 
field rendered faithful service, as did Elisha Herrick, and 
Luther Nichols who proved a satisfactory leader. Abner 
Lane spent much time and work in his leadership. Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank C. Lane were enthusiastic workers. Mrs. S. H. 
Hull was for many years a faithful organist and in later 
years her daughter, Mrs. Lida Beaumont, assisted in the 
work. Mrs. Newton Herrick and daughter, Mrs. Flora 
Yost, are remembered as faithful and efficient. Mr. and 
Mrs. S. R. Hanchett rendered faithful service in both 
Baptist and Congregational churches. 

In the Methodist church Mr. Jesse Crankshaw, Miss 
Esther Carter, Mr. Evelyn Parmelee and Harrison Dunshee 
are recalled as choir leaders. Mr. S. H. Crankshaw was 
chorister for twenty-six years. He was succeeded by his 
wife who, as Millie Norton, first played the organ in church 
at the age of twelve, and held the position of organist for 
twenty-seven years. Their daughter, Mrs. Mabel Culhan, 
succeeded her mother as organist. Mrs. Crankshaw began 
giving music lessons about forty years ago and has continued 
in the work until the present, being actuated primarily by 
love of the work, and during that time has never solicited 

70 TwiNSBURG History 

a pupil. Mrs, Ora Elliott is another who has been faithful 
as a member of the choir and as organist. Mrs. Ethel 
Twerell both as vocalist and pianist of more recent years 
has rendered efficient service. Mrs. Ethel Griste Vial is a 
highly accomplished musician and her removal several years 
ago to other fields of labor has been a distinct loss to the 
musical life of the town. 


While the people of Twinsburg have ever been able to 
sing in time and tune other forms of musical expression have 
had intermittent seasons of success. Common folk can sing 
at any time and in any place but when dependence is placed 
upon reed, wind and stringed instruments for the enjoyment 
of music a newly settled country offers many difficulties. 
It was about thirty-five years after Twinsburg was settled 
when her first band was formed. That it was organized by 
Prof. Fessenden and was a success for a short time is about 
all that can be learned concerning it. Some of the members 
were: Orrin Redfield, Richard Redfield, Henry Holcomb, 
Hosford Hull, Aurelius Tucker, Henry Parmelee and 
Evelyn Parmelee. The latter is living in Twinsburg at 
the present time. 

The Criterion Band 

The Criterion band, formed in 1884, was the first band 
that existed any length of time and that performed any 
notable part in the town's musical development. 

A few boys interested in the matter held a meeting and 
requested Prof. Fessenden to organize them and others into a 
band. So many responded to the invitation of Prof. Fessen- 
den that it was impossible to accept all. In order to make a 
proper choice he asked each candidate to whistle or sing. 
Those showing what he considered musical talent he 
organized into the Criterion Band. Beside those appearing 
in the picture of the band there were: Otis Bennett, Ed. 
Crouse, T. Taggart, Abner Lane and Bert Chamberlin. 

The name Criterion was derived from the brand of 
instruments they purchased in a complete set from Brainard 
and Sons of Cleveland. The members met for practice 
twice a week in the old school house on the east side of the 

Their expenses were met by giving band socials and 

Music 71 

entertainments. They were fully uniformed and well 
drilled in marching. Besides playing for socials and enter- 
tainments they played for Decoration Day services, fairs, 
soldiers' reunions and various public gatherings. Those who 
witnessed the band on parade will long remember Prof. 
Fessenden with large pompon on hat acting as drum major. 
His baton will be on exhibition at the Centennial Celebration 
in 1917. 

A good band wagon in which they were conveyed to 
various places was owned by the band. 

This band played for ten years. After completing a 
course of instruction under Prof. Fessenden they chose S. D. 
Scoutten as leader and continued to play under his leader- 
ship until the band was discontinued. 

Later Bands 

About this time there were three other bands in the 
town, none of which existed long. As these broke up many 
of their members joined the Criterion. 

The North Street Band consisted of T. C. Cochran, 
Bert Chamberlin, Abner Lane, Hosmer Lane, Gideon Mills, 
Elmer Buell, Will Smith, Will Parmelee and C. E. Riley. 

Among the members of the West Street Band were 
Frank C. Lane, Ed. Lane, Clare Hempstead, Carl Hemp- 
stead, Adelbert Dodge, Fred Jenkins, Frank Parmelee, 
George Walton and Henry Beldin. 

Neither of these bands were uniformed. 

The Martial Band consisted of R. T. McManus, Jas. 
Fisher, W. H. Boose, David Nelson, R. Mitchell, Chas. 
Donahue, John Mulligan, and Wm. Taggart. This band 
was one of ten to play at a barbecue in Cuyahoga Falls 
about 1885 and by invitation led the other nine in the Grand 
March. Jas. Fisher, bass drummer, and Robt. McManus, 
fifer, continued to play for a long time, and later were joined 
by Abner Lane, fifer, and James Brown, snare drummer. 
They furnished martial music for about fifteen years. The 
last time they played together was Decoration Day, 1899. 

TwiNSBURG Concert Band 
In the year 1909 Prof. Parkinson, a young musician 
studying at the Dana Institute, Warren, O., came to Twins- 
burg to organize a band, having heard, a,8 he expressed it, 

72 TwiNSBURG History 

that It was a decidedly musical town. He interviewed 
several of the young men of the town who agreed to assist 
him and, if possible, to learn to play an instrument so that 
for the benefit of the town a band could be formed. A 
meeting was held, following a call for volunteers, and about 
twenty responded and expressed a willingness to organize. 
A complete set of band instruments was ordered and, in due 
time, arrived ready for distribution. Prof. Parkinson 
examined the lips and by several other methods of his 
endeavored to place the instruments to men whom he 
thought best fitted for them. One good parent was much 
disturbed the next morning, when, upon asking his son, to 
whom he had given fifteen dollars for his share in the 
instrument fund, to see his band instrument he was shown 
a "measly little" piccolo and he insisted that his son be 
given an instrument of some size. 

Under the careful instruction of Prof. Parkinson, the 
band held weekly practice meetings for about a year, at the 
end of which time the instructor left his work in Warren and 
moved to Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Prof. Wm. T. Kirk, a veteran band leader of Cleveland, 
and the director of Kirk's Military Band, one of the oldest 
and best known organizations of Ohio, became the instructor 
for the boys of Twinsburg. For a year or two he gave his 
strict military teaching to the band and so forcibly did he 
impress the band that the name of the Opera "Martha" 
still lingers with the members of the band. 

Prof. Geo. Kerwin of Cleveland succeeded Prof. Kirk 
and for a year he drilled the band, giving special attention to 
tuning of the instruments by getting the correct number of 
vibrations in a given tone, and other methods of teaching 
favorite with him. At this time the band met with several 
difficulties by reason of men leaving town for school and 
seeking employment elsewhere and the band was forced to 
discontinue for a time. Feeling that a good band was a 
necessity in a live town, steps were taken to get in new 
players. Soon eighteen players, all high school boys, were 
chosen and under the direction of Dr. R. B. ChamberHn, 
S. D. Scoutten and others, were faithfully instructed for a 
year when several of the players remaining from the old 
band joined them and the present Twinsburg band was 

Music 73 

organized and put on a business basis for the primary pur- 
pose of being a benefit to the town. Under the leadership of 
Dr. R. B. ChamberHn, assisted by S. D. Scoutten, this band 
has been a blessing to the town. It has been well organized 
for several years and, although beset with many difficulties, 
always found in keeping a country band together, it is still 
keeping up its practice and filling many out-of-town engage- 
ments, in addition to giving semi-monthly park concerts on 
Saturday evenings which have attracted large crowds from 
Twinsburg and all the neighboring towns. Twelve hundred 
people or more are known to have been present on one 
occasion. These concerts have often been supplemented by 
other features such as vocal music, drills by the children, 
moving pictures and other events. 

The members of the Twinsburg Band are fully uni- 
formed, have all first class instruments and play the best of 
band arrangements. This band has made special plans for 
the Centennial and will furnish no small part of the enter- 
tainment during Centennial week in 1917. 


Barbers' and Scouttens' Orchestra was organized for the 
purpose of playing at dances, and was in existence about 
1880. S. D. Scoutten played first violin, Fred Barber, 
second violin, Frank Barber, bass viol, and Frank Scoutten, 
flute and piccolo. They played for the Western Reserve 
Academy dances, at the first dance at Kent House, Geauga 
Lake, and at most of the dances in the surrounding small 
towns. They also furnished music at the entertainments 
given by Mr. Bissell's scholars. 

Prof. Fessenden led an orchestra consisting of S. D. 
Scoutten, cornet, Abner Lane, violin. Perry Hanchett, flute, 
and Letella Fessenden, piano. This orchestra flourished in 
the early eighties. 

In 1899, another orchestra was formed consisting of 
S. D. Scoutten, first violin, Bert Chamberlin, second violin, 
Frank Lane, cornet, Mrs. Frank Lane, piano. This orches- 
tra played till 1901. 

The Western Reserve Orchestra has been playing since 
1910 and has deserved the credit the people willingly give it. 
It has filled many out of town engagements and added much 
to the life of the community. Dr. R. B. Chamberlin is the 

74 TwiNSBURG History 

leader. The personnel of this orchestra has been rather 
varied and the following list does not give mention of all 
who have at some time played : M. E. Culhan, cornet; F. D. 
Barber, Mrs. A. W. Elliott and Mrs. Roy Stingel, violins; 
Bert Chamberlin, second violin; Roy Stingel, viola; Mrs. 
R. B. Chamberlin, cello; E. B. Crouse, bass viol; A. W. 
Elliott, clarinet; Arthur Dunscomb, saxophone; Orrin 
Nichols, trombone; B. Forbes, flute; Orland Bishop, drum; 
Elmer Wing, trap drums; Mrs. M. E. Culhan, piano. 

Thus it will be seen the people of Twinsburg have not 
been content with an existence barren of the higher forms of 
enjoyment and education. That the struggle for better 
things has not been vain is attested by the fact that the 
people demand good music. Whatever the next century may 
bring in musical advancement, it is a matter of no small 
moment that a firm and sure foundation has been laid 
during the century past. 





















Old Congregational Church Old Academy Building 
Soldiers' Monument 


Eliza P. Reed 

THE first regular Baptist Church of Twinsburg was 
founded by those early settlers who, like their 
ancestors, were devoted to the principle that man 
should worship God according to the dictates of conscience. 
The first record, Dec. 7, 1831, states, "It was resolved, for 
the advancement of the cause of Christ, that we form our- 
selves into a conference." 

June 15, 1832, six delegates who had responded to 
invitation, were received from Perry and Chardon. These 
were joined in council by Elders Chas. A. Turner of Twins- 
burg and Robert Missildine of Northfield. "A church 
Covenant and Articles of Faith and Practice were adopted. 
The right hand of fellowship as a Baptist Church was 
received by Brethren Junia North, Pearly Abbe, William 
Carter, and Sisters Mary Beach, Rachel Carver, Betsey 
Carver, and Anna M. Carter, all of whom had letters from 
sister churches." Two days later. Elder Jesse Hartwell 
baptized David Beach and Oliver Brown, making a begin- 
ning of nine members, increased during the first year to 

The first Article of Practice reads: "We engage that 
we will receive no one into our fellowship as members of this 
Church but such as give a satisfactory evidence of a work 
of Grace on their hearts, and whose lives appear to corres- 
pond with their profession, and have been buried with Christ 
in Baptism." Regulating christian living "to correspond 
with profession" appears to be the foundation of much 
church action as recorded in the minutes of that date. 
Church requirements and home discipline were enforced 
with the same measure of old Roman severity. 

In 1833 delegations were sent to Grand River Baptist 
Association at Geneva, also to Silver Creek Baptist Con- 
ference at Mantua. Twinsburg was one of the churches to 
animate the organization of the Portage County Baptist 
Association founded in 1834. At its annual meeting Twins- 

76 TwiNSBURG History 

burg was always represented, and for many years Rev. C. A. 
Turner was Moderator. 

Baptist history of this section would be incomplete 
without mention of Elder Turner's remarkable personality, 
whose lifetime of labor as a pioneer preacher was devoted to 
the Gospel as he felt "it was delivered to the saints." Com- 
ing early to Twinsburg, he lived, and reared twelve children 
on the small farm which he worked that he might not be a 
burden to the churches. Tho always connected with the 
Twinsburg church his untiring labors extended over a large 
range of neighboring territory, where he was engaged 
preaching, sometimes for only one-half or one-fourth the 
time. He was the first minister of the Twinsburg Church 
and afterwards, at intervals, whenever they were without a 
pastor. He was always ready to help in their need, some- 
times serving a part of the time only. The salary he re- 
ceived was at best meager and frequently there was no 
regular remuneration. 

Other elders connected with the church history are: 
Caleb Green, Brewster, Barnes, Dodge, and Lester Fergu- 
son, evangelist. 

This was the first regular Baptist church in the section. 
Like the leaven that leavens all it reaches, its members 
assisted in establishing churches in all the townships adjoin- 
ing, besides many others near. The minutes record frequent 
calls and response for help in conference and organization. 

Following a great revival season, 1838 shows an addi- 
tion to the church membership of thirty-two, making a 
total of fifty-four, the largest ever enrolled. 

The ordinance of baptism was always observed at 
Tinker's Creek, sometimes when it was necessary to cut 
away the ice. 

The first recorded meeting of Baptists was held at the 
home of David Beach, the second in the Methodist meeting 
house, then on the northwest corner of the square, the third 
at the Academy where the organization was completed. 
They were dependent upon others for a place to worship for 
nine years. In 1841 their first church building was erected. 
It was located on the north side of the square, where today 
it serves as hardware store for E. B. Crouse. 

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In 1842 the church petitioned the legislature and so the 
following year was incorporated. 

The church was not forgetful of the benevolent objects 
of the day. Burmah was one of the early fields of interest 
and help. In 1834 the Association recommended raising 
twenty-five cents from each member, and Twinsburg 
reported five dollars, increasing to fifty-four dollars in 1842 
and varying in amounts during other years. Deacon North 
was early appointed on the Executive Board of the Associa- 
tion Missionary Society, where he served many years. 

Deacon White was another whose life was spent in the 
Twinsburg Baptist church. He was its first and only deacon. 
Following in the line of generations of Baptist deacons the 
allegiance he gave to the representative principles of the 
denomination could not have been altered by time or trial. 
In his heart this church and its interests held first place. 

After occupying their church building on the north side 
of the square for eighteen years they moved to the church 
vacated by the Free-wil 1 Baptists and located on the west 
side of the square. "A more commodious place of worship" 
states the church report of 1859. 

This church membership was never large. The average 
was twenty-eight and a half. During the lean years of the 
Civil War only nineteen were enrolled. A pastor wrote, 
"Not large in numbers but large in heart." 

The periods of ten pastors and five clerks are shown in 
the table appended. 

The State Convention for aiding the churches helped in 
sending P. P. Kennedy as pastor in 1856. From the minutes 
we learn, "Still their motto is onward and upward, striving 
to maintain the worship of God in the faith of the Gospel." 

The Portage Association met with the church in 1866 
and again aided in filling the pulpit. Elder Crandall gave 
new vigor to the church. At that time it was customary to 
hold three consecutive sessions on Sunday. The morning 
service being followed by Sunday School. Then a short 
recess when the well-filled lunch baskets were emptied and 
neighborhood news exchanged. After which came the 
afternoon service with the regular sermon when the small 
children were allowed to sleep. Usually friends attended the 
last service. 

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The weekly prayer-meetings were held on Thursday 
afternoon except the last week in the month when the 
Covenant meeting came on Saturday. Communion service 
was bi-monthly. 

Again the church felt impelled to move, this time be- 
cause of the blacksmith and wagon shop which was so close 
that its Sunday activities resounded above the voices of 
worship. The most desirable location that could be ob- 
tained was where the town hall now stands on Cleveland 
Road. To this place, in 1867, the church building was 
moved, some repairs were added and sheds built on the rear 
of the lot. 

1869 was a year of sorrow, because of the death of the 
church clerk, Calvin T. Reed, who had faithfully filled that 
office for twenty-six years. Other responsible and honorable 
duties in church and Association had been consistently 
discharged during his years of faithful service. The Associa- 
tion bears witness, "His life was salt, was light.^^ 

The Portage Association was organized to cherish and 
serve the small churches of which it was composed. In 1870 
the time came when in its best judgment it could better serve 
by turning the current into the larger stream. So they 
recommended to their component churches that each unite 
with other adjoining associations. The Cleveland Associa- 
tion was nearest Twinsburg so they entered that in 1877. 

The church maintained its regular appointments 
"thankful to Him who gives a heart for the work and ability 
to bear burdens." The attendance decreased and after the 
death of Elder Turner in 1888 there was no regular com- 
munion service. Elder Tolhurst of Bedford visited among 
the members who now numbered fifteen. 

In 1877 there was a great revival in Twinsburg. Baptist 
minutes read: "Considerate to God's will, a few members 
were permitted to meet in Covenant meeting for the first 
time in two and one-half years." Two new members by 
their faithful adherence to conviction inspired the church to 
feel they ought still to stand for the principles taught by 
their denomination." In response they organized, filled the 
vacant offices, repaired the church at a cost of ^450.00, and 
called as pastor Rev. J. R. Thompson of Chester X Roads, 

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The following year the church registered thirty members 
a Sunday School of forty-six, with good equipment of books 
and periodicals. The offering to missions was fifty-six 
dollars. Devotional meetings were introduced bringing to 
the church two days of revival conducted by Association 
leaders. The prayer-meeting was sustained with interest. 
The Sunday evening service was shared alternately with 
Congregational and Methodist churches. The Woman's 
Society was organized to help meet the church expenses. 
Mrs. A. J. Brown was president. Everyone helped, often 
those outside, and they raised ^200 a year. Their regular 
meetings were once in three weeks at homes where they were 
invited. The church was blessed with Divine favor. The 
pastor characterized it as earnest, faithful and loving. 

So for six years during two pastorates, the church 
nurtured those given to its care. Often not knowing which 
way to turn next thru the difficulties, learning by trials that, 
"Man's extremity is God's opportunity." 

In 1885 the last pastor resigned and the aged deacon 
died. Left with only three male members, and not seeing 
any plain path, the church waited to be assured it had ful- 
filled its mission. 

Nine years later the last church meeting was called 
with Bedford Baptist pastor moderator. The trustees of 
Twinsburg Baptist church transferred the property to the 
trustees of Bedford Baptist church and as many of the 
members as wished received letters to that church. The 
church building was sold and remodeled and has since served 
as town hall. 

This church is like many others in its history of faith 
and struggle. The Truth which was made stronger by their 
lived of consecration and service is still to be maintained 
and bequeathed by God's children. May all like them 
merit the commendation, "Well done, thou good and faithful 
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will 
make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy 
of thy Lord." 

Pastors Clerks Deacon and Trustees 

Chas. A. Turner Wm. Carter Deacon Junia North 

1834— 1888 1832-1835 1832-1885 


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Francis Green 

R. Philipps 

A. S. Jones 

Elder Hawley 
1 846- 1 849 

Wm. H. Earl 


P. P. Kennedy 

Elder Crandall 
1 866-1 868 

J. R. Thompson 

J. R. Hall 


Theodore S. Powell 

1 83 5-1 840 Early Trustees 

Samuel C. Nelson 
1 840- 1 842 

Calvin T. Reed 
I 842-1 869 

S. R. Hanchett 

Junia North 
Charles West 
Seth Hanchett, Sr. 
Carlton Hanchett 
Apollos White 

Later Trustees 

Sidney Beany 
N. H. Reed 
S. R. Hanchett 
H. C. Beardsley 
Mrs. Miranda 

Mrs. Cornelia 



A "Free-will Baptist church was formed April 24, 1843. 
Their meeting house was built in 1847 and burnt in 185 1, 
and rebuilt the same year. In 1859 it was sold to O. Riley 
who exchanged houses with the Baptists." 

It is regrettable that no other reliable information can 
be obtained regarding this organization. 


By Rev. R. T. Cross 

For the first five years, 1817 to 1822, religious services 

were held in private houses and in the upper part of the 

grist mill. Lewis Ailing, Sen., usually led whent here was no 

preaching, alternating some of the time with Asa Upson. 

The Congregational Church 

About 1821-2 Rev. John Seward, pastor at Aurora 1812 to 
1845, preached once in four weeks. Rev. William Hanford, 
a general missionary from New England, preached one- 
fourth of the time for several years. He was pastor at 
Hudson 18 15 to 1836. Other ministers preached occa- 
sionally. Most of the first settlers were Congregationalists 
from Killingworth, Conn. 

Organization. August 23, 1822, Rev. John Seward 
and Rev. William Hanford organized the church in the 
school house built that year on the public square. Mr. 
Hanford preached the sermon. The articles of faith, 
covenant and rules of practice were those recommended by 
the Portage Presbytery. There were thirteen charter 
members, as follows: Lewis Ailing, then 44 years old, 
Belizur Beech and his wife Rachel F., Robert Hurd, about 
35, and his wife Mary, James H. Kelsey, 21, and his wife 
Fanny, 21, Luman Lane, 26, Mrs. Comfort Nichols (wife of 
Noah P. who was 29), Irena Thomas, 18 (later the wife of 
Luman Lane), John A. Wells, Hanford White, 25, Mrs. 
Julia Ann White, 55, (wife of William White). More than 
half were under 30. Luman Lane, Hanford White, John A. 
Wells (who died in 1824) and Irena Thomas united on con- 
fession. Seven brought letters from Killingworth, Conn., as 
did twenty-three more later on. Lewis Ailing and Comfort 
Nichols brought letters from the Hudson church. 

Ecclesiastical Connection. It was a Congregational 
church, as plainly appears from the records, but, under the 
Plan of Union between Presbyterians and Congregation- 
alists which then prevailed in the west, it was from the 
beginning associated with Presbytery, and hence was often 
spoken of as a Presbyterian church. July 28, 1836, the 
church voted "that we sustain the church government that 
we have always sustained (Congregational) and still hold 
our relation to Portage Presbytery." February 19, 1835, a 
"council'* was called for advice, which was a Congregational 
way of getting it. October 15, 1838, the church voted 
unanimously to ask Presbytery to dissolve the relation 
existing between them and that body, but nothing seems to 
have come of that vote. On November 18, 1841, the church 
sent a delegate to help form a Congregational Association 
at Hudson and on December 15 approved the constitution 

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presented there. Yet the relation with Presbytery con- 
tinued. On November 20, i860, a Congregational council 
installed Rev. Sidney Bryant. On April 19, 1861, the dual 
ecclesiastical relation came to an end when the church, with 
only three dissenting votes, withdrew from Presbytery and 
joined the Puritan conference, with which it is still con- 

Pastorates. The Bissell Era, 1828 to 1843. For nearly 
six years the church had no regular pastor. Among those 
who preached for it were Revs. John Seward, William Han- 
ford and Samuel Hale. When there was no preaching 
Luman Lane, Philo Mills and Robert Hurd were asked to 
lead the Sabbath meetings. In the winter of 1827-8 the 
influence of meetings in Hudson reached Twinsburg. For a 
time meetings were held every evening. At the end of eight 
weeks a committee went to Aurora to get the school teacher 
there to come and preach for them. He was Samuel Bissell, 
then thirty years old, a graduate of Yale (see sketches of 
his Hfe). He was called at a salary of $150 besides what 
missionary help they could get. The first year he received 
but half of the $150. In 1834 it was raised to ^300. On 
January i of that year thirty-five had joined the church. He 
was to preach not less than two-thirds of the Sabbaths each 

He began January 13, 1828, preaching seven Sabbaths 
on trial, for which they paid him a good log house worth 
^28.00. He was then called, and was ordained and installed 
April 30, 1828, and remained pastor seven and one-half 
years. In that time he received 141 members. He also 
started Twinsburg Institute. See its history in another 
chapter. In 1835 he went to Edinburg and remained a year 
and a half, preaching and teaching, returning in 1837. 
October 7, 1836, the church had asked him to return, an 
action which the church a year later declared irregular. 
March 30, 1837, the church asked Presbytery to install him 
again, which was not done. 

Division — Second Church. December 3, 1834, about 
twenty members signed a paper in which they refused to 
consider themselves as any longer under the control of 
Presbytery, and claimed for themselves the name of the 
First Calvinistic Congregational Church of Twinsburg. 

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They claimed that the ministers had too much power in 
Presbytery. They could not, without much expense and 
trouble, discipline their members. They wanted the privi- 
lege of forming their own rules and regulations and of dis- 
ciplining their own members, subject only to the exalted 
Redeemer, and not to the Portage Presbytery. They were 
evidently simon pure Congregationalists. They did not 
succeed in starting another church, and nearly all at different 
times came before the church, made explanation, and had 
their names restored. They were Dan Parmelee, Elisha 
Lane, Alanson Mills, Jedediah Clark, Abel Ingraham, 
Leander H. Ingraham, Chauncey Hull, Samuel H. Hull, 
Robert Hurd, Lewis Ailing, Salmon A. Taylor, Alexander 
Nicol, William Scott, Ebenezer H. Wilcox, Josiah Redfield, 
William W. Southworth, Andrew Kirkwood, Gideon H. 
Mills, Martin Wilcox, Joel W. Thompson and Sylvanus G. 
Redfield, a rather substantial list of good men. As a sort of 
test case Robert Hurd was tried in February, 1835, ^^^ 
suspended for signing the paper, a council sustaining the 

But more trouble was to come. June 8, 1837, after Mr. 
Bissell's return, the church bewailed the discord and aliena- 
tion that had existed for two years and voted that all who 
wished to withdraw and form a new church might do so if 
they would give notice within two weeks, in which case they 
would cease to be members of the church. On the next 
Sunday afternoon, a new church of fifty members was 
organized, over which Mr. Bissell was installed by Presby- 
tery, May 2, 1838, and remained pastor until the churches 
re-united in May, 1843. At the organization Mr. Bissell 
read a paper, which is still extant, in which he laid the blame 
on those who had opposed the temperance cause. Yet six 
days later the old church passed a strong temperance 
resolution. The difficulty was probably- one of method. 

During the six or more years of separation several 
ministers preached for the old church, which was left with a 
membership of 80 or 90. Among them were Rev. Samuel 
Hair for one or two years from October 26, 1835, Rev. 
Joseph Treat one year. Rev. Ebenezer Ward one year, Rev. 
Chester Chapin two or three years. See sketches of these 
and other ministers in genealogical section. 

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Very full articles of faith, covenant, etc., were adopted 
by the second church. In the six years of its history there 
were 55 members, and 41 when the churches reunited. No 
one ever joined it on confession. Nathaniel Wilcox and 
Jared Atwater were the deacons. The records in a book by 
themselves are preserved by the present church. Most of 
them are in the neat hand of Mr. Bissell, though Eli Lee was 
chosen clerk in 1838 and Joel R. Parmelee in 1841. The 
latter was also treasurer the last three years. 

The old church naturally did not take kindly to the new 
organization. Charges were brought against Mr. Bissell. 
He was unsuccessfully labored with and then complained of 
to Presbytery for "irregular and disorderly conduct." 
Those who had left them were voted "guilty of a high mis- 
demeanor and were proper subjects of discipline." Fellow- 
ship was withdrawn from them and letters to the new 
church refused. The old church received back some of the 
members without letters, for which the new church com- 
plained to Presbytery and was sustained. 

In March, 1842, the new church said in substance, "You 
all come and join us." The old church laid the overture on 
the table. Nine days later the old church said in substance, 
"You all come and join us and we will support Mr. Bissell's 
school." The new church said no, and gave their reasons. 
In April, 1843, the old church sent word that on candid 
reflection they felt that the spirit of most if not all of them 
had not been the spirit of Christ, which they sincerely 
regretted. The next day the new church responded favor- 
ably and three days later still voted for union on condition 
that there be unfeigned cordiality towards Mr. Bissell, that 
they sustain the doctrines of the gospel as expressed in their 
articles of faith, and that there be an express understanding 
that they remain the uncompromising adherents of the 
order of our churches as expressed in I Cor. 14, 34, 25 (in 
which Paul forbids women to speak in the church). The old 
church accepted these conditions. On May 30, 1843, Pres- 
bytery met here and united the two churches, and they have 
been one ever since. Mr. Bissell, no longer pastor, lived on, 
useful in church and school, for fifty-two years longer, until 
1895. At the fiftieth anniversary of the church in 1872 he 

The Congregational Church 85 

read an interesting paper, reviewing his connection with the 

Before the Civil War, 1843-1860. July 31, 1843, 
Rev. Robert C. Learned was called as pastor of the reunited 
church at a salary of ^400 and four weeks vacation. He was 
installed September 27, 1843, and dismissed April 8, 1846. 
In his resignation he stated that they had reduced the salary 
one-eighth and had not paid half of what even then was due. 
He thought they were starving him out, as Parliament 
starved Charles I by withholding supplies. Different min- 
isters supplied the pulpit in the next two years. Mr. 
Learned's son, Rev. Dwight W. Learned, is a very prominent 
missionary to Japan and has been highly honored by the 
Emperor for his services. 

Rev. Horace W. Palmer was ordained and installed 
April 5, 1848, at a salary of ^350. He was dismissed April 5, 
1852, resigning on account of poor health, declining the 
church's generous offer of funds for taking a five months' 
vacation. The church parted with him reluctantly. He 
was so tall that the boys called him the high priest. The 
congregation filled the church. 

January i, 1853, Rev. Joseph H. Scott was called at a 
salary of ^500. He accepted the next October, was ordained 
and installed in November, preached his farewell sermon 
November 14, 1858, but was not dismissed by Presbytery 
until April 5, 1859. In August, 1857, he suggested that the 
morning service be closed with Congregational singing. 
This caused trouble and in the interest of peace he withdrew 
the suggestion but resigned. The church unanimously 
refused to accept his resignation. He regretted only five 
hopeful conversions in five and a half years, and spoke of a 
"divided church," of "worldliness and schism," of downward 
progress under his and the two preceding pastorates, for 
fifteen years, and implied that covenant breaking was 
tolerated and the church ruled by an oligarchy. During 
most of the next two years Pres. George E. Pierce 
and Prof. Henry B. Hosford, both of the college at Hudson, 
supplied the pulpit. 

Pastorates During and After the War. Rev. 
Sidney Bryant was called August 21, i860, at a salary of 
^500, and installed by council November 21. He remained 

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until October 7, 1867, when he left, chiefly for lack of 
financial support. 

Rev. Andrew Sharp was pastor from January, 1869, to 
May, 1872, at a salary of ^700 and parsonage. Following 
him Dr. Hitchcock supplied for two Sabbaths and Rev. 
A. N. Chapin for eleven. 

The fiftieth anniversary was observed August 23, 1872. 
Among the speakers were Luman Lane, a charter member, 
Rev. Samuel Bissell, the first pastor, Dea. Joel R. Parmelee, 
Rev. Sidney Bryant, and Charles Lane, who gave a history 
of the church. 

Rev. Aurelian H. Post was pastor from October i, 1872, 
until April 2, 1882, at a salary of ^800 and parsonage. It 
was the longest pastorate in the history of the church thus 
far. April i, 1877, thirty-six joined on confession and five 
by letter, the largest number that ever joined at one time. 
The tradition of the excellence of his preaching still lingers 
in the church. 

Rev. Charles M. McNulty was pastor from October i, 
1882, to September 28, 1884. 

Rev. William Haynes was pastor from October 12, 
1884, to October i, 1889. 

Rev. Charles H. Lemmon, coming from the United 
Brethren Church, was called October 28, 1889, at a salary 
of $700 and moving expenses. He began work March i, 
1890, and remained until February 24, 1895. During his 
pastorate, after June 1891, he preached Sunday afternoons 
at Macedonia, where thirty-seven persons petitioned for a 
branch church. The Twinsburg church called a council 
and the branch church was organized August 5, 1891. L. R. 
Foster and A. R. Munn were the deacons. It was organized 
with nineteen members. In 1897 it had thirty-four. It is 
now extinct. Since leaving Twinsburg Mr. Lemmon has 
had twenty years of excellent work in Cleveland, and is now 
pastor at New London. 

Rev. A. Wilmer Swengel was pastor from April, 1895, 
until October 30, 1898. He is now in business in Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

Rev. Joseph Wolfe began his pastorate January i, 1899, 
and closed it April 20, 1902. His son, Jesse Benjamin Wolf, 
is a missionary in China. 

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Rev. Arthur T. Reed, who had been state evangehst a 
number of years, was called July 21, 1902, at a salary of 
$1000, he to secure ^200 of it in evangelistic work, for which 
he was allowed to be absent ten weeks each year. He closed 
his work April 9, 1905. He died in Cleveland March 24, 
1910. In December, 1904, Mr. and Mrs. Shafer assisted 
him for a week in special meetings. 

Rev. Walter R. Blackmer began work June 4, 1905, and 
closed it November 30, 191 1, after a pastorate of six and a 
half years. He is now pastor at Arcade, N. Y. 

Rev. Roselle Theodore Cross was called July 29, 191 2, 
at a salary of ^900 and parsonage and four weeks vacation. 
He began his work September i, 191 2, and closed it August 
31, 1916, at the age of seventy-two. The church asked him 
to remain after that as pastor emeritus. In the fall of 1916 
he was to supply until a new pastor should be secured. 

For further information about pastors and other church 
officers see their names in the genealogical part of this book. 

Deacons. Those marked D. died in office: Lewis 
Ailing, D., William Parmelee, D., Nathaniel Wilcox, D., 
Joel W. Thompson, Josiah Redfield, Andrew Conant, Dan 
Parmelee, Jared Atwater, Luman Lane, William Wilcox, 
George Stanley, Orville C. Clark, Joel R. Parmelee, Edward 
Crouse, Sen., Gideon H. Mills, Charles Lane, Harrison 
Dunshee, Wallace W. Chamberlin, Chauncey B. Lane, 
Oscar O. Kelsey, Hosmer C. Lane, Peter P. Evans. 

Clerks: Luman Lane, Rev. Samuel Bissell, Josiah 
Redfield, Hector Taylor, John W. Dodge, Zeno Parmelee, 
Rev. Robert C. Learned, Joel R. Parmelee, John M. Hart, 
George Stanley, Rev. Samuel Bryant, Rev. Andrew Sharp, 
Oscar O. Kelsey, Henry W. Cannon, Charles E. Riley, 
Hosmer C. Lane. 

Treasurers (of the Church) : Elisha Lane, John 
Dodge, Dan Parmelee, Nathaniel Wilcox, Jared Atwater, 
Lewis Ailing, Daniel W. Richardson, Joel Parmelee, Edward 
Crouse, Sen., Nelson C. Dodge, Hosmer C. Lane, W. B. 
Parmelee, Charles Lane, Oscar O. Kelsey, Helen Dodge. 

Discipline. The discipline of members was much more 
frequent and thorough in the early days than it is at present. 
The records of several church trials are found in the minutes. 
The most common offenses were falsehood, swearing. Sab- 

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bath breaking, dishonesty, heretical views, and especially 
covenant breaking by absenting oneself from church ser- 
vices and ordinances. In a number of cases the offending 
member confessed his wrong and continued in membership. 

Moral Reforms. Resolutions were occasionally passed 
against the great evils of the day, as slavery, intemperance, 
etc. The first was on June 17, 1833, when it was unani- 
mously voted that the church views the making, vending and 
using of ardent spirits as a rank moral evil. November 5, 
1834, a motion not to receive members unless they would 
pledge themselves to total abstinence, etc., was lost by one 
vote. Four weeks later the same in substance, only stronger, 
was passed and it was voted to put it in the articles of faith 
and practice. Two months later it was rescinded, not 
because it was wrong, but because it was too radical for the 
present. On June 14, 1837, just after the radical temperance 
people had left and formed a new church, the old church 
resolved that they would not admit members who refused 
to promise that they would not make, use or provide for 
others ardent spirits as a beverage, and that has been sub- 
stantially their attitude ever since. In 1844 the deacons 
were instructed to get raisins for communion purposes, and 
in 1857, and again in 1874, it was resolved to use the pure 
juice of the grape. In 1858 resolutions were passed against 
going to the post office or making cheese on Sunday, and 
against slavery. Dea. William Wilcox profitably ran a non- 
Sabbath breaking cheese factory for years. 

Membership and Revivals. During Rev. Samuel 
Bissell's pastorate of seven years and seven months he 
received 141 members, 85 of them joining in 1831 and 1834. 
From 1822 to 1843 the number received each year was as 
follows: 13,3.5,0,3,0, 17,9,3,36, II, 12,46,5, 13,3, 14,3, 
21, I, 3, 8, total 229. When the churches united in 1843 
there were 128 members. The reported membership by 
half decades since 1855 has been: 1855, 126; i860, 106; 
1865, 68; 1870, 98; 1875, 71; 1880, 105; 1885, 106; 1890, 134; 
1895, 175; 1900, 150; 1905,128; 1910, 120; 1915, 150. In 
The Ohio Observer for September 28, 1833, Rev. Samuel 
Bissell reports a recent and powerful revival in Twinsburg. 
For seven days four or five hours were spent each day in 
united prayer, and sixteen sermons preached. Sunrise 

The Congregational Church 89 

prayer meetings were held. There were about fifty con- 
versions. April I, 1877, when Mr. Post was pastor, forty- 
one united, thirty-six on confession. Union services were 
held in 1865-6 and twenty joined the Congregational church. 
In 191 3 twenty-nine joined, all but seven on confession, and 
nearly all from the Sunday School, largely a result of 
Decision Day. 

Church Property. "The First Congregational So- 
ciety of Twinsburg" was incorporated by the state legislature 
December 27, 1830, more than eight years after the church 
was organized. The charter gives the above name but in its 
records it is almost always spoken of as "The Corporation." 
It and its officers have to do solely with the temporal affairs 
of the church. Joint meetings of the church and corporation 
are "The Society," so called in the records of those meetings. 
Its province has been to call and dismiss pastors, and, until 
recently, to provide for the salary. Three efforts to follow 
the usual custom of our churches now and have but one 
organization, the incorporated church, have been un- 

The first building used was a log schoolhouse built on 
the square in 1822 and used for school, town house and 
church. Timber was brought for a two story building, 
school below and church above, but a town meeting voted 
that no public building should be put on the square. Yet 
it was finally built there, one story high, was twice moved 
and then torn down. 

A Congregational church and school building combined 
was built in 183 1 and occupied January 18, 1832, the money 
for it, ^700, being raised by Rev. Samuel Bissell. Later it 
was used for a town hall and still stands on the east side of 
the park. It was built by volunteer labor, some quarrying 
stone, some laying them, others hewing timber, framing it, 
etc. It was 60 ft. by 30 and was used by the church until 
the present building was erected. 

After the churches reunited in 1843 the feeling in- 
creasingly prevailed that there should be a new house of 
worship. Between March 19, 1846, and September 20, 1847, 
there were seven votes of acceptance of different sites — the 
Hankston place, the Scott place, the present location, the 
site of the present Methodist church, the Alexander place, 

90 TwiNSBURG History 

the public square, and again and finally the present location, 
bought of Zeno Parmelee for $200. Lewis Ailing, Justus T. 
Herrick and John W. Dodge were the building committee. 
The upper part was to be used for religious meetings only. 
The ^3300 raised by selling pews paid for the building with a 
small surplus. Forty slips were sold in advance September 
27, 1847, and the rest later, 72 pews in all. There were four 
at each end of the present platform space. They sold at 
from ^10 to ^100 each, totalling $3300 and averaging 
about $47. 

The following persons bought pews : south side, Huldah 
Wilcox, Justus T. Herrick (2 pews), Chauncey Lane, Jared 
Atwater (2 pews), Elisha Lane, Benjamin Oviatt, Dan 
Parmelee, Daniel Richardson, Zeno Parmelee, George G. 
Dodge (2), Frederick Stanley, James T. Herrick, William 
Porter, Albert A. Atwater, Dan W. Richardson, Hanford 
White, Jonathan E. Herrick, Lewis Ailing, John G. Stevens, 
George Stanley, Charles F. Stanley, David Bissell, Joel R. 
Parmelee, William W. Southworth, Philetus Smith, Alma- 
rine B. Tinker, Isaac Hanks, Samuel Bissell (4), John Odell, 
John Smith; north side, Arba Porter, John G. Stevens, 
Agnes Smith, Augustus W. Herrick (2), Zeno Parmelee, 
Luman Lane (2), John W. Dodge (2), Samuel W. Herrick 
(2), James Hill, Israel Cannon, Hector Taylor, John F. 
Clarke, Ethan Ailing (3) Julius Lane, Orrin Tooker, James 
Henry, Cephas Bissell, Lorenzo Riley, Elisha L. Parks, 
Richard T. Smith, S. A. Andrews, Nathaniel Wilcox, 
George D. Harris, Mrs. Thomas, Samuel H. Hull, Samuel 
Bissell (4). Mr. Bissell had four on each side, at the rear, 
for the use of his pupils. 

The church was dedicated in November, 1848, Rev. 
J. Hopkins of Chagrin Falls preaching the sermon from 
Ps. 122: I. It was printed in pamphlet form. 

It was voted to inclose the church with a fence with two 
gates in front. In August, 1908, the church was redecorated 
and painted inside. Cost, ^245. One year, 1856-7, the 
steeple blew off and was repaired at an expense of $210. In 
191 3 about ^1600 or more was spent in reconstructing the 
basement, putting in water, closets, a kitchen, etc., two 
large rooms being arranged with folding doors between. 
The next year an asbestos roof was put on and the interior 

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repapered, repainted and recarpeted. The repairs in two 
years were nearly as much as the original cost of the church. 

The horse sheds were built and owned by individuals in 
1859. Numbering from the north they were owned by 
George Stanley, Joel R. Parmelee, William Wilcox, Julius 
Lane, Lorenzo Riley, Albert Atwater, Luman Lane, Justus 
T. Herrick, Blodgett Bissell and Lewis Parks. 

The parsonage was willed to the church, with three 
acres of land, in 1865, by Mrs. Huldah Ailing, widow of 
Lewis Ailing. It was valued at ^2,000, and its use at once 
added to the pastor's salary. The study was built in 1870 
at a cost of ^353. 

The society lot of 25 acres southeast of the village was 
donated in 1832 by W. W. Woolsey. It has generally 
brought an income of ^40. 

Mrs. Lorenzo Riley made a bequest that brings $4.0 
yearly to the corporation, and also a bequest of $200 the 
interest of which is to be used in buying books for the S. S. 
library. $250 was received from the estate of Fanny Bissell. 

In 1863 lot 94 in the cemetery was bought for a min- 
isterial burying lot. 

In 1895 Mrs. Lorenzo Riley gave the town clock at an 
expense of ^350. 

Miscellaneous Items. May 5, 185 1, it was voted to 
dispense ordinarily with agents for benevolent societies. 
Later the word ordinarily was struck out. 

March 7, 1858, the choir that sings under Mr. Fessenden 
and the one that sings under H. Herrick were invited by 
vote of the church to sing together, Mr. Fessenden to take 
charge for six months. 

November 7, 1856, it was voted to sustain prayer meet- 
ings in the school houses. 

March 15, 1877, a motion to return to the old custom of 
having communion in the afternoon was lost. 

September 22, 1887, it was voted to have a roll call the 
second Tuesday in October. It became an annual event for 
many years. 

October 12, 1895, it was voted that the clock run by 
sun time. In 1907 standard time was adopted, and eastern 
time in 1914. 

The schedule of benevolences adopted in 1865 contained 

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six causes for which, as a denomination, we do not give now. 

In 1856 Ethan AlHng asked if he could commune with 
the church. The question was referred to a committee. He 
was not a member of any church, there being none in the 
vicinity with whose doctrines he was in full agreement. He 
was Calvinistic, a Baptist as to baptism, but did not regard 
the mode as essential, had been immersed. The committee 
reported that "in the judgment of charity he was a Chris- 
tian," but later Presbytery advised that he unite with some 
church whose views harmonized with his, and that then the 
church at Twinsburg extend to him the privilege of com- 

During Mr. Bissell's pastorate the people stood during 
the prayer and sat during the singing. In the new church 
they rose during the singing and faced the gallery, where 
the singers were. 

Singers. Mrs. James H. Kelsey and her sister, Philena 
White, were the main treble singers in the first years. After 
Zeno Parmelee came in 1824 he led the singing for about 
twenty years. Other leaders have been Josiah Redfield, 
Richard R. Redfield, Sylvester Southworth, Mr. Root, Joel 
R. Parmelee, John W. Fessenden many years, Elisha E. 
Herrick many years, Luther H. Nichols, Hosmer C. Lane, 
Frank C. Lane, Arthur Dunscomb, Mrs. Walter S. Lister. 
Mr. Fessenden had as well trained a choir as any church 
could furnish in the musical conventions then in vogue. 

Sunday School. There was no Sunday School until 
sometime after Rev. Samuel Bissell came in 1828. The 
following list of those who have served as superintendents is 
probably incomplete: Dea. Nathaniel Wilcox, John Dodge, 
Joel R. Parmelee, Clark Stevens, Mr. Shepherd, father of 
Rev. Mr. Palmer's wife, Daniel W. Richardson, Jr., Dea. 
George Stanley, Charles Lane, O. O. Kelsey, Chauncey B. 
Lane, Orville C. Clark, Luther H. Nichols, A. B. Hawkins, 
Adelbert A. Dodge, Frank C. Lane, George B. Walton, 
Wallace Chamberlin, George Wall, Charles E. Riley, Fred J. 
Bissell, Ray O. Bissell, Earl S. Kerr, P. P. Evans, and 
perhaps others. 

The Woman's Missionary Society was organized in 
August, 1875, with two members, Fannie Wilcox and Frances 
Parmelee. Records began to be kept March 3, 1876, when 

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there were ten members and it had become auxiHary to the 
W. B. M. I. September 13, 1877, Miss Frances Parmelee 
went as a missionary to Japan. In April, 1891, it combined 
the home with the foreign work and became auxiHary also to 
the Ohio W. H. M. U. The whole amount of money raised 
has been about $2100. Miss Sabra Bates has been secretary 
fifteen, and treasurer thirteen years, thus serving twenty- 
eight years in all. The society has had the following presi- 
dents: Mrs. J. T. Herrick, 1877-9, Miss Fannie Wilcox, 
1879-80, 1883-4, 1886-7, Mrs. William Elliston, 1880-3, 
1887-9, 1898-9, Miss Frances Parmelee, 1884-5, Mrs. J. W. 
Fessenden, 1885-6, 1889-90, Mrs. C. H. Lemmon, 1890-2, 
Miss Helen Dodge, 1892-8, Mrs. Joseph Wolfe, 1 899-1902, 
Mrs. Arthur T. Reed, 1902-5, Mrs. W. R. Blackmer, 1905-08, 
Miss Sabra Dodge, 1908-16. 

The Young People's Society of Christian En- 
deavor was organized early in 1887, after the revival 
meetings of that winter. The membership was soon 129, 
from the three churches and Sunday Schools. When the 
Epworth League was organized the number was smaller. 
Until 1889 meetings were held on Tuesday evenings. A 
Junior society was organized in 1895. The following persons 
have served as president: Fremont A. Nichols, Charles E. 
Riley, Carl W. Hempstead, Luther H. Nichols, Mary 
Stanley, Eliza Reed, Frank Lane, Mrs. Seth Hanchett, 
Clarence Wright, A. W. Elliott, Sophronia Clark, Hosmer C. 
Lane, Hattie E. Lane, Elodie McManus, Gustave Scholz, 
Hattie Crouse, Nellie Crouse, Mrs. E. B. Crouse, Edna Lane, 
Mrs. Carrie Smith, Lynn Chamberlin, George Walton, 
Florence McManus, Gertrude Doan, Elodah Holt, Arthur 
Dunscomb, Mildred Dunscomb, Earl S. Kerr, Corinne 
Evans, and perhaps others. 

The Congregational Dime Society was organized 
February 10, 1869, its object being "the repairing of the 
interior of the church." In 1916 its name was changed to 
"The Woman's Association of the Congregational Church." 
The whole amount raised to date has been about ^5000, an 
average of about ^160 per year. The following persons have 
served as president: Mrs. E. L. Parks, Mrs. E. P. Sharp, 
Mrs. L. Riley, Mrs. Lucia Hawkins, Mrs. Nelson Dodge 
(5 yrs.), Mrs. Erastus Daniels, Mrs. C. E. Wilcox, Miss 

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Nellie Dodge, Mrs. Albert Hawkins, Mrs. Harrison Dun- 
shee, Mrs. J. T. Herrick, Mrs. William Haynes, Mrs. Mary- 
Lewis, Mrs. E. B. Crouse, Mrs. W. W. Chamberlain, Mrs. 
L. H. Nichols, Mrs. H. W. Cannon, Mrs. Newton Herrick, 
Mrs. Magdalena Crouse, Mrs. D. N. McElroy, Mrs. E. M. 
Otto, Mrs. John O. Baldwin, Mrs. Frank Twerell, Mrs. 
Oretta Riley (5 yrs.). 

Janitors. Among those who have served as janitors 
were "Tone," a colored boy, William Bissell, a student, 
Elisha Lane for years, Zeno Parmelee, Joseph N. Higley, the 
first one to receive pay, Joel P. Garzee, janitor and usher, 
Dea. Crouse, Edward B. Crouse, John Baldwin. 

By Mrs. S. H. Crankshaw 

The first available records of Twinsburg tell us the early 
settlers were in the habit of holding religious services. 
Sometimes they were held in the upper part of the grist mill, 
but usually in some home. They were conducted, possibly, 
by a missionary, a preacher from some neighboring town, 
occasionally by a Methodist circuit rider, but more usually 
by Lewis Ailing or Asa Upson of this place. Since a large 
majority of the early settlers came from Connecticut, we 
would naturally expect to find many Congregationalists, 
fewer Methodists, and a goodly number with membership 
in other churches. Notwithstanding their several church 
relationships back in the East, after braving the common 
dangers of the wilderness, they were glad to come together 
for the worship of a common Heavenly Father. 

In 1822, a log schoolhouse was built on the square. It 
was used as schoolhouse, townhouse and church, and here the 
circuit preachers on their rounds often proclaimed the 
Gospel. It appears that in the late twenties it became 
increasingly difficult to make satisfactory arrangements 
regarding the use of the schoolhouse for Methodist services, 
and as a result of this difficulty, until the erection of the 
first church, the Methodists worshipped in private homes; 
most usually at the home of Solomon Upson, who lived on 
the farm now occupied by W. H. Chambers, on the Cleve- 
land road. 

As to the formal organization of the Twinsburg Meth- 
odist Episcopal church, the first steps were taken in the 

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spring of 1821, by the formation of a Methodist class at the 
home of Asa Upson, whose house stood directly west of 
where Guy Herrick now lives. It is very probable the class 
was organized under the presiding eldership of Wm. Swayze, 
and possibly Rev. Ira Eddy was on the circuit, although 
nothing definite can be learned. When this class was formed 
Twinsburg became a part of the Cuyahoga Circuit "which 
embraced the whole region watered by the Cuyahoga River, 
whose name it bears," and which was formed in 1818. The 
Ohio Conference, of which this circuit was a part, was 
composed of two districts, five circuits, and had two pre- 
siding elders, and eight preachers. In 1824 the General 
Conference formed the Pittsburg Conference. Another 
change was made in 1836, when the Erie Conference was 
formed from the northeastern portion of Ohio, and the 
northwestern portion of Pennsylvania. Again in 1875 a 
change was made, and the East Ohio Conference was 
formed embracing that part of Ohio which lies to the east of 
the Cuyahoga River, and from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. 
This arrangement continued until 1912, when the East 
Ohio and North Ohio Conferences were consolidated, form- 
ing the North-East Ohio Conference which embraces ten 
districts, with more than 500 regular appointments and 25 
special appointments, with 865 churches and 152,000 mem- 
bers, and possessing property valued at ^9,193,000.00. When 
compared with the Conference of 1818, we see the wisdom 
of our forefathers in establishing churches in eastern Ohio. 

Until 1828, the circuit to which Twinsburg belonged 
was in the Ohio District. At this time a new District, 
Canton, was formed. In 1832 it was changed and called 
Warren District, and in 1834, Ravenna, and continued thus 
for many years, when it was changed to the Akron District. 
Twinsburg was in the latter till the fall of 191 2, when it was 
transferred to the Cleveland District. It is now in the 
Akron District having been transferred there at the last 
conference (1916). 

A circuit in those early days meant, perhaps, its extreme 
points were 100 miles apart, or so large that it would take six 
weeks to cover it. Usually each circuit had two preachers, 
a senior and a junior. The former would oversee the work of 
the circuit, and the latter would assist him. It meant much 

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work for these men, as for instance, nine times to preach in 
one week, and each time at a different place, without the 
modern conveniences in travel. The records show that since 
the formation of the class, Twinsburg has been associated on 
a circuit with Hudson, Streetsboro, Northfield, Fish Creek, 
Bainbridge, Brandywine, Dacos Corners, Butlers, Aurora, 
Solon, Macedonia, and Glen Willow, excepting the years 
iSyi-'ya, i874-'79, 1894-1900, when it was a station, as it 
has been since 1909. 

The first Methodist church in Twinsburg was built in 
183 1 on the northwest corner of the public square, possibly 
about 40 feet south of where E. J. McCreery's store now 
stands. This building was used as a church only 18 years, 
but during that time many souls were saved and much good 
accomplished. The building, when it was replaced by a new 
one was purchased by Harvey McFarland and removed to 
his lot. He afterwards sold it to James Hill who moved it 
to the northwest of his house, or about where L. H. Ben- 
nett's house now stands. In 1871 or '72, Mr. Hill sold it to 
Henry Lusk who moved it across the street to the rear of his 
lot where it has since been used as a barn. 

When the need of a larger building became imperative 
the Methodist Society bought land of John and Betsey 
Clark. It was "deeded December 8, 1847, to Thaddeus 
Carter, James Roach, Nelson Upson, Simon Gould, Aaron 
Post, William Clark, Robert Cochrane, Henry Bennett, and 
Avery P. Clark, as Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church Society, and their successors in office." The con- 
sideration was ^175.00. On this land the church now in use 
was built in 1848, Fred Bunnell and William Clark being the 
contractors. It was dedicated in January, 1849. Rev. A. 
Hall was pastor at the time and Rev. John C. Ayres was 
Presiding Elder. The dedicatory sermon was preached by 
Rev. Day of Newburgh. Revs. J. C. Ayres and John Bain 
assisted in the service. The cost of the church, which was 
$3000.00, was met by subscription. 

The church has undergone many repairs, and many 
changes have been made. Of the latter, one of the most 
noticeable was in the first year of Rev. D. Rowland's pastor- 
ate, (1876) when the high narrow pulpit, and the seats in the 
southwest corner were removed, the rostrum built out, and a 

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new pulpit and chairs procured. In the large room below, a 
partition was erected, dividing it into two rooms. In the 
one, with the necessary furnishings, a comfortable room 
resulted where prayer meetings, socials, etc., could be held. 
Kitchen furnishings occupied the other. At a later date 
(1889), $700.00 was spent upon the interior of the church. 
It was given a thorough renovation, the rostrum was ex- 
tended into the southeast corner; eight memorial windows 
replaced the old ones. Six of them were gifts from the chil- 
dren of sainted fathers and mothers whose former relation 
to the church has ever been held in sacred memory. The 
names of these departed members were: Mrs. Eliza Ailing, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Herrick, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Carter, Mr. 
and Mrs. William Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cochrane, 
Mrs. S. E. Booth, Mrs. Betsey (Carver) Clark, Mr. and Mrs. 
Adin Post, Ezra Clark. In 1895 the cushions for the pews, 
at a cost of $200, were purchased. Other amounts were 
expended from year to year as necessity demanded. In 1903 
the coal-oil lamps gave way for the more satisfactory lights 
from the generation of gasoline. The past year electric 
lights have been installed. 

The men who, after careful consideration, formed the 
rules of the church as given in the Discipline of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, showed wisdom in advising to 
"build churches plain and decent, and with free seats." 
When the new church was completed the members and 
friends of the church selected their pews, and in all these 
years they have been recognized as "his" or "her" family 

The Good Book says, "A righteous man regardeth the 
life of his beast." Our forefathers accepted the truth of this 
statement, and in October, 1858, erected sheds at the rear of 
the church where their oxen, or horses, and wagons would 
be protected from heat or storm while the owners enjoyed 
the privileges of the sanctuary. The sheds are still in use. 

In 1839 trustees were appointed to raise subscriptions 
for the erection of a parsonage. A lot was purchased of 
Ethan Ailing for $100. The deed was given July 8, 1841, to 
T. A. Carter, James Roach and William Clark, as trustees. 
The records tell us "a house 28 feet long, 22 feet wide, 14 
foot posts, and a barn 22 feet long, 16 feet wide, 14 foot 

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posts" were built. Three or four years later a wing was 
added to the east of the house. The upright is still in use 
and in a fair state of preservation. In 1883-4 the trustees 
thought to repair the wing, but finding it past repairing, 
concluded to tear it down and build a new one containing a 
dining-room, kitchen and pantry. The cost was about ^250. 
A good porch was later built to the front of the upright, 
which added to the looks, and comfort of the home. Electric 
lights have been installed also in the parsonage this year 

One of the most chacteristic features of early Meth- 
odism, was the "class." The work of the old class leaders 
has for many years been performed, more and more, by the 
pastors. Probably this is well, yet the loss to the church of 
those stalwart men, who had in their souls a deep feeling of 
personal responsibility for the spiritual well-being of their 
fellow members, has not been Inconsiderable. Some of the 
class leaders remembered by those now living are: "Uncle" 
William Clark (as he was familiarly called) and T. A.Carter. 
After the death of the latter George W. Dresser held the 

A few instances are given in the records of young men 
who wished to take up the work of the ministry, and who, 
when the Quarterly Conference (now called District Con- 
ference) of this circuit was held at Twinsburg, were licensed 
to preach. Nelson Henry (of Bainbridge) and John Akin 
were licensed July 4, 1831, and Henry Chamberlain in 1843. 
Avery Proctor Clark who came to this place when a young 
man, received his license in 1838. He afterward became a 
successful doctor of medicine and followed that vocation as 
long as able. L. W. Ely, also from Bainbridge, was licensed 
in 1840. He afterward served twice as pastor of this charge, 
1854-6, and 1874-6. Hiram W. Carter, son of T. A. Carter, 
was given a license in 1864. He later became a successful 
physician at Cuyahoga Falls, O. Alanson Mills was also 
classed as a licensed preacher or exhorter. Carl W. Hemp- 
stead, second son of John T. Hempstead, received his 
license from the Methodist Conference, but later entered the 
Congregational ministry, and is now pastor at Riceville, 
Iowa. Charles Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones, is 
another young man to go out from Twinsburg to preach. 

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He has an appointment to the Methodist church at South 
Hamilton, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Blackman, whose 
membership is with this church, but who, at present, reside 
in Montana, have a son, J. C. Blackman, in the Congrega- 
tional ministry. 

The members of the Official Board consist of the 
Stewards, Trustees, Traveling and Local Preachers, the 
Superintendent of the Sunday School, the President of the 
Epworth League, and the President of the Ladies Aid 
Society. When organized, it is the duty of the Board to 
devise, and carry into effect, suitable plans for providing for 
the finances of the church, and discharge such other duties 
as may, from time to time be committed to it. Of the many 
who have held important positions on the official board, we 
will mention only a few: Wm. Clark, T. A. Carter, Jona- 
than E. Herrick, Wm. Parks, Harvey McFarland, George 
Dresser, Joseph Greenlese, Robert Cochrane, Frank Wright, 
Thomas Cochrane, Joseph B. Carter, John T. Hempstead, 
Robert B. Chamberlain. The present members of the 
board are: Stewards, A. W. Elliott, Mrs. F. T. Twerell, 
Mrs. E. J. McCreery, V. R. Hempstead, Mrs. W. E. Twerell, 
and M. E. Culhan, Recording Steward; Trustees, A. W. 
Elliott, W. H. Boose, S. H. Crankshaw, C. A. Cannon, V. R. 

It would be difficult to imagine just how the present 
generation would submit itself to the disciplinary measures 
of the older days. Primarily, these measures were adopted 
for the real good of the society, but of course, it was not 
always easy to differentiate between the essentials and non- 
essentials in those exercises intended to promote spiritual 
growth. Not only members, but class leaders, and occa- 
sionally even pastors allowed themselves to be led away by 
matters of form rather than of spirit, as appears in the 
following incident, during the pastorate of Allen Fonts, 
185 1-2. He ruled to have the men and women sit on 
opposite sides of the church as in the old church. A prom- 
inent member of that day did not favor the proposition, and 
would not vote for it. He was threatened to be "churched," 
which meant to be eventually turned out of the church. His 
reply was, "All right, but I'll join again every six months 
the rest of my life." The question was finally dropped. 

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It is a matter of history that during the winter of 
1827-8 there was a great revival of religion in Hudson. 
Owing to the fact that Twinsburg was on the same circuit 
with Hudson, it does not seem strange that this spiritual 
revival soon reached the Twinsburg church, and many were 
added to its membership. In 1834, another revival is re- 
ported as resulting in the conversion of 70 or 80 souls. In 
the winter of 1838, Liberty St. was the scene of a most 
marked religious movement. There had been for sometime 
an afternoon preaching appointment at the schoolhouse 
under the direction of Rev. W. S. Worello, the Methodist 
preacher of this circuit, which culminated in arousing a deep 
religious sentiment, and wonderful results followed. One of 
the first converts was the teacher of the school, Horace Ben- 
ton, then 18 years of age, who, in after years became promi- 
nent in the Methodist church of northern Ohio, as well as 
the head of the drug house of Benton, Myers and Co., of 
Cleveland. His stand had a most important influence not 
only upon his scholars, but upon the young people of the 

Very probably John Wesley Gould who died in 1908, 
and Horace Benton who died in 191 3, were the last ones 
that could have told of the great things God did for them 
in the Liberty St. schoolhouse revival. During the pas- 
torates of J. H. McCarty (1856-7), G. J. Bliss (1865-6), 
L. S. Rader (1886), A. C. Welch (1887-8), and others, many 
were brought into the church. We would make special 
mention of the revival of Jan.-Feb., 1877. Rev. D. Rowland 
was pastor, and with Rev. A. H. Post of the Congregational 
church, held union meetings every night for six weeks, with 
extra services in the afternoons. God's blessing was on 
those meetings, for never were people favored with finer 
sleighing than that winter. They could find no excuse to 
stay away from the meetings, nor wished for any. The 
services could not be alternated between the two churches, 
for the Methodist church could not accommodate the crowds. 
The Congregational church was filled every night. A large 
choir were in their places each night, and sang those good 
"Gospel Hymns," (Book No. i was new at this time) and 
many hearts were reached by those songs. Over 140 found 
their way to the altar, and a majority of the number united 

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with one of the three churches. While many of the number 
have been called "over the river," some are still found 
steadfast in the churches. 

At the time of its organization the church consisted 
almost entirely of those who came from afar to establish their 
homes in this community. As their sons and daughters 
married they very frequently settled nearby, continuing 
in the church of their fathers. After a time, however, 
conditions changed. As the population increased the 
available farms became less and less numerous. At the same 
time, means of travel and communication were increasing. 
The disadvantages of rural life loomed larger as the advan- 
tages of urban life became more and more apparent and 
easy of attainment. Untried paths became suddenly 
attractive. Parents craved for their children a life easier 
than their own. Then, too, somewhat of the same spirit 
that had brought their fathers here now evidenced itself by 
sending the younger generation to new fields of activity. 
And as the farm homes became depleted, the activities at 
the center of the town declined. It is possible that these 
halting periods in a town's growth make for a sounder 
eventual success, but they most certainly make many 
changes in a church roll. No one can well deny that the 
first obligation of a church is to its own community, but still 
less can a charge of failure be laid against an organization 
which has, year after year, been giving earnest Christian 
men and women to all parts of the world. With these con- 
siderations in mind, the old church records make some 
decidedly interesting reading matter. 

It certainly should be of interest to the present genera- 
tion to learn that Solomon Upson and wife, Asa Upson and 
wife, Rebecca Upson, Aaron Post and wife, Emery Alger and 
wife, Amy Clark (and probably others) are mentioned (1826) 
as of those who were members of the early class. In an old 
class book of 1 841-4, we find these members named: William 
Clark, Harriet Clark, Thaddeus Carter, Esther Carter, 
Aaron Post, Naomi Post, Amy Clark, Avery P. Clark, Avis 
Clark, James Roach, Mary Roach, Philander Booth, 
Sally Booth, Betsey Dresser, Lydia Carter, Reuben 
Henry, Nathan Caldwell, Gideon Mills, Jane Taylor, 
Eliza Ailing, Samuel Curtis, Rebecca Curtis, Rebecca 

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Upson, Betsey Clark, Francis Dawson, Thomasina 
Dawson, Lucretia Henry, Betsey Dennison, Melissa 
Hammond, Caroline Richardson, Samuel Conant, Agnes 
Conant, Ephraim Cook, Eliza Cook, Alvin Graham, 
Sarah P. Wilson, M. A. Curtice, Polly Curtice, 
Spencer Parmelee, Mary Beeman, Sarah Scott, Heman 
Merriam, Wm. Southworth, Sarah Dresser, Willard Dewitt, 
Elizabeth Dewitt, Nelson Hinkstone, Mabel Hinkstone, 
Chloe Roach, Elmore Clark, Giles H. Post, Maria Post, 
Wm. P. Maxam, Hannah Maxam, Timothy Taylor, George 
Dresser, James Norton, Ann Norton, Odell Appleby, Eliza 
Appleby, Noah P. Nichols, Eliza Booth, Lucy Ann Elliott, 
Experience Roberts, Lucy Ann Roberts, Prudence South- 
worth, Jeremiah French, Betsey A. Stow, Isabel Clark, 
Allen Bond, Alonzo Watkins, Mary Dawson, Harriet Tay- 
lor, Benjamin Elliott, Lucinda Elliott, Jehiel Beers, Almira 
Beers, Henry M. Chamberlain, Eli Thompson, Sarah Blake. 
The membership at the present time numbers about 75. 

The Methodists have ever been able to find among 
their numbers, those who could, and would sing. In the 
earlier years, the pastor usually "started the tunes" and 
sometimes Reuben Henry led the singing. Later, Esther 
Carter (now Mrs. E. R. Husted of Ravenna) aided by her 
tuning-fork, was leader. It is very probable the first organ 
was purchased in the early '6o's. When the choir was first 
organized, they occupied the front pews, with the little 
organ in front. Jesse Crankshaw is remembered as the first 
chorister, and Miss Parley Woodbury as organist. The 
choir later occupied the two seats at the rear of the audi- 
torium. A space just large enough for the organ was in the 
center of the seat, third from the rear. Each Sunday the 
organ was lifted out, and carried to the front for use during 
the Sunday School hour. A new six-octave organ was pur- 
chased in 1875, or '76, which was used for over 20 years. 
After the change was made in the pulpit and rostrum in 
1876-7, the choir then occupied the corner to the left of the 
pulpit, and is still to be found there each Sunday. A good 
orchestra is one of the features of the Sunday School. 

The term of the Presiding Elder, or District Superin- 
tendent as he is now called, has varied in the past century 
from one year to six. He superintends the work of his 

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district, and aims to visit each charge each quarter of the 
year. Among those who have served in this capacity on this 
charge, are Revs. WiUiam Swayze, Charles Elhott, Ira Eddy, 
W. B. Mack, WilHam Stevens, Isaac Winans, John Chand- 
ler, Billings O. Plympton, Timothy Goodwin, H. N. Stearns, 
William Hunter, A. Hall, S. Gregg, Moses Hill, J. Graham, 
James Greer, John Tribby, A. D. Morton, Sylvester Burt, 
W. H. Locke, W. H. Rider, D. H. Mueller, J. W. Robbins, 
L. H. Stewart, E. O. Buxton, Ner W. Stroup, F. W. Luce, 
and this year (1916) J. S. Secrest. 

In reading the following list of preachers who have been 
associated with this charge, it should be remembered that in 
the early part of the century, Twinsburg was on a circuit, 
and two, and sometimes three, preachers were required to do 
the necessary work: Alfred Bronson, 1820; he was soon 
transferred to another circuit, and it is not given in the 
records as to who served the remainder of the year; Ira 
Eddy, 1821-3; Wm. Collins, Orin Gilmore, 1823-4; Philip 
Green, Wm. C. Henderson 1824-5 5 Robert Hopkins, 
1825-6; John Crawford, Wm. R. Babcock, 1826-7; John 
Crawford, Cornelius Jones, 1827-8; Ignatius H. Tackett, 
Cornelius Jones, 1828-9; John Chandler, J. M'Lean, T. 
Vaughn, 1829-30; Caleb Brown, John Ferris, 1830-1; John 
W. Hill, 1 83 1-2; Thomas Carr, John E. Aikin, 1832-3; 
Thomas Carr, L. D. Prosser, 1833-4; Ira Eddy, Asahel 
Reeves, 1834-5; Edward H. Taylor, John L. Holmes, 
1835-6; J. K. Hallock, A. G. Sturges, 1836-7; J. K.Hallock, 
J. Marvin, 1837-8; W. S. Worello, J. W. Davis, 1838-9; 
L. M. Reeves, Ira Norris, 1839-40; Ira Norris, L. D. Wil- 
Hams, 1840-1; Thomas Carr, W. F. Wilson, 1841-2; Peter 
Burroughs, A. Reeves, 1842-3; Henry Elliott, D. M, 
Stearns, H. Kellogg, 1843-4; Henry Elliott, W. French, 

A. Norton, 1844-5; J. E. Akin, A. Reeves, J. H. Tagg, 
1845-6; Peter Burroughs, 1846-7; A. Hall, 1847-9; L. 
Rodgers, 1849-51; A, Fonts, 185 1-2; V.Lake, 1852-4; L. W. 
Ely, 1854-6; J. H. McCarty, 1856-8; Wm. Monks, 1858, 
(after a service of one and one-half years, he died March, 
i860); H. P. Henderson supplied the balance of the year, 
and as pastor till 1861; C. T. Kingsbury, 1861-3; M. Wil- 
liams, 1863-5; G. J. Bliss, 1865-7; J. B. Grover, 1867-8; 

B. J. Kennedy, 1868-9; E. D. McCreary, 1869-70; Alvin 

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Burgess, 1870-1; E. C. Latimer, 1871-3; H. Henderson, 
1873-4; L. W. Ely, 1874-6; D. Rowland, 1876-9; W. H. 
Wilson, 1879-80; J. H. Tagg, 1880-2; W. D. Stevens, 1882-3; 
W. H. Pearson, 1883-6; he was appointed Chaplain in the 
U. S. Army and left in Aug., 1886; J. Tribby completed the 
year; L. S. Rader, 1886-7; A. C. Welch, 1887-9; J- Q- A. 
Miller, 1889-90; I. J. Harris, 1890-4; J. W. VanKirk, 
1894-6; J. F. Huddleston, 1896-9; A. C. Stockham, 1899-01; 

W. L. Askue, 1901-6; H. S. Chace, 1906-8; Phillips, 

supply, Sept. to Dec, 1908; T. H. Kerr, Dec, 1908-9; 
Alfred Walls, 1909-12; A. C. Horricks, Sep., 191 2, to May, 
1913; R. C. Hallock, May to Sep., 1913; Garfield Morgan, 
1913-4; G. T. Norris, 1914-15; Joseph Mottershead supplied 
till Dec, 1915; W. G. Walters, Dec, 1915-16; G. H. 
Crafts, 1916. 

Owing to the fact that Twinsburg has been associated 
with other charges so much of the time, it is difficult to 
determine accurately the amount paid each year for pastoral 
support. Of later years it has averaged $500.00, aside from 
the use of the parsonage. For the present year, it has been 
placed at $750.00 and parsonage. 

Sunday School — The earliest records inform us the 
Sunday School was held only through the summer months 
of the earlier years. It was held in the lower room of the 
church, and during this time, Benjamin Elliott is remem- 
bered as superintendent. In 1858-9 it was held through the 
winter for the first time. Alanson Mills was then superin- 
tendent. There were six classes, 30 scholars, one Bible 
class, and an average attendance of 20. A report for 1878 
gives 150 scholars enrolled, and an average attendance of 70. 
Of later years the enrollment has been near the 100 mark. 
Of the many who have served as Sunday School superin- 
tendents, only a few names can be given: Philander Booth, 
A. Mills, Wm. Clark, T. A. Carter, George Dresser, Oscar A. 
Nichols, John Cochrane, Thomas Cochrane, Mrs. Mary 
Wright, Mrs. Sarah Bennett, Mrs. J. B. Carter, Lena Carter, 
Dr. R. B. Chamberlin (who served 10 years), and the 
present supt., Mrs. S. H. Crankshaw. O. A. Nichols, whose 
age is 81, is undoubtedly the oldest one living of the earlier 

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number. The school possesses a good library of about 200 
volumes. The case was the workmanship and gift of the late 
Thomas Cochrane. His mother, Mrs. Agnes Cochrane, at 
her death, left a bequest of $50 for the use of the library. 
Another bequest of ^300 was left to the church by Mrs. 
Eliza Ailing, a part of which was for the benefit of the 

The Bible was the first text-book used. Each scholar 
was expected to come to Sunday School prepared to repeat 
a verse, or verses of Scripture to the teacher. Then the 
Catechism was introduced. Lesson leaves in a few years 
followed, and the uniform international lesson helps were 
used for many years previous to the adoption of the graded 
work in the fall of 1909. Both are still used with satisfaction. 

The Ladies Dime Society — The Ladies Dime Society 
was organized in May, 1870 or '71. One of its objects was 
sociability, and another to raise funds for the care and 
decoration of the interior of the church and parsonage. 
The socials were held once in two weeks, till after the 
Baptist church reorganized in 1877, when they were held 
once in three weeks. It was the rule for the hostess to serve 
a plain supper, and each one present was expected to pay 
10 cents. These socials were usually well attended, and 
socially and financially successful. The Society as- 
sisted, in a large measure, to cover the expense of the 
addition to the parsonage and many of the repairs to church 
and parsonage, bought the cushions, and keeps the church 
papered and carpeted, besides paying yearly $60.00 toward 
pastoral support. Mrs. Eliza Ailing is thought to have been 
the first president. Mrs. W. E. Twerell is now president. 

The Epworth League — Prior to the organization of 
the Epworth League, the young people of the Methodist 
church joined with those of the Congregational church in the 
organization of the Christian Endeavor Society which was 
organized in 1887. The services were held alternately in the 
churches Sunday evenings. After the organization of the 
Epworth League, it was thought more satisfactory results 
might accrue from the organization of a local chapter of the 
Epworth League. The charter was given January 31, 1893. 
It is known as the Watson Chapter, No. 9361. Rev. I. J. 
Harris, who was pastor at this time, was instrumental in the 

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organizing of the chapter and was its first president. For 
several years the League contributed ^25 yearly to the 
support of a medical missionary worker at Chungking 
General Hospital, China. It also contributed toward the 
furnishings of a room at the Deaconess Home, Cleveland, 
and in many other ways has done good work. 

Junior League — A Junior League was organized 
October 18, 1900, with Mrs. A. Stockham as superintendent, 
and Mrs. A. W. Elliott, assistant superintendent. There 
were 19 charter members and a total enrollment of 38. The 
meetings were held Saturday afternoons. In about a year 
it was discontinued. 

Benevolences — The Twinsburg church has not been 
neglectful of people less fortunately situated. Oiferings are 
yearly taken for the various benevolences: Missions — 
Foreign and Home, Freedman's Aid Society, Conference 
Claimants, Temperance Society, Educational Fund, &c. 
For missions the church has averaged to give $50 yearly for 
the past quarter century not including what is given by the 
Sunday School, and Epworth League. A Woman's Mis- 
sionary Society has flourished intermittently, but as other 
agencies for doing missionary work were so readily available, 
the necessity of sustaining these societies has not been so 
apparent to all, as doubtless it should be. 

Federation — In the winter of 1916 a movement 
toward a possible federation of the Twinsburg churches was 
formally inaugurated. A committee of five each from the 
Congregational and Methodist churches was named to 
*'study the religious situation in Twinsburg." After much 
thought and care, a plan of federation was drawn up, and 
after having been carefully explained to the adult persons of 
the town, was submitted to them for ratification or rejection. 
Knowing there was a feeling prevalent in the town that one 
church could be more effectively conducted than could two, 
not being willing to convey to the public the idea that the 
forces making for right living were possibly antagonistic, and 
earnestly desiring the very best of every good thing for the 
community, the members of this church voted in favor of 
federation in the ratio of four to one. The proposal, how- 
ever, was rejected as there were too many who thought it 
best to allow the old relationship to continue. 

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An account of the past is valuable for the light thrown 
upon the future. Many problems that will arise have been 
solved in principle, if not in detail. Yet new ones will arise. 
In common with thousands of other churches, Twinsburg 
faces the problem of what, for want of a better name, is 
called the rural problem. The old New England families 
have disappeared, and their posterity have been rapidly 
disappearing. In their place have come many people from 
nations alien to our customs, language, religion, and com- 
munity ideals. Here the matter is complicated by the 
proximity to a large city, and the desirability of Twinsburg 
as a residence section. Many adjustments will certainly be 
necessary, but a real church cannot be defeated in doing its 
real duty. If the next hundred years shall bring new duties, 
it is reasonable, in the light of past experience, to expect that 
earnest endeavor, intelligent energy, and a spirit of devotion 
will find the necessary solution. 


Compiled by Chauncey B. Lane, Co. H, 177th Reg., O. V. I. 

In times of peace the real worth of a community may be 
determined by the spirit in which it meets difficult problems 
and baffling situations. But in times of national stress and 
peril we judge a town's true value by the response it makes 
to the nation's call for help. 

Judged by this standard, few townships, if any, can 
give proof of being animated by a better spirit of sacrifice 
and enthusiastic patriotism than can Twinsburg during the 
"War of the Rebellion." 

Immediately after President Lincoln's first call for 
seventy-five thousand troops, volunteers began to enlist 
from Twinsburg, a number from the township being enrolled 
in the first three months' service. Under successive calls by 
the President volunteers were forthcoming until, in all, 
during the war there were one hundred and twenty besides 
the thirteen "squirrel hunters." 

In the latter part of the summer of 1 861 twenty-one 
men went from Twinsburg and enlisted in Company K, 19th 
Reg., O. V. L, which was being recruited for three years' 
service at Alliance, Ohio. During the months of August and 
September of 1864, thirty-six, the largest number that en- 
listed from Twinsburg in any one regiment, joined Com- 
panies E and H of the 177th Reg., O. V. I., then forming at 
Cleveland, Ohio, for one year. Seventeen enlisted in 
Company E, and nineteen in Company H. A number of 
those enlisting at this time were only eighteen years old and 
took advantage of the first opportunity to enter the service 
as soon as their age permitted. 

Soon after the beginning of the war the ladies of the 
township organized the Soldiers' Aid Society and held fre- 
quent meetings. This society assisted in every way possible 
in supplying the needs of the soldiers in camp and hospitals. 
No records of the work done are now available, but during 
the four years of war supplies were being sent to the men 
wherever needed. 

At the time of the war Twinsburg received only one 
mail a day, which was carried to and from Macedonia by 
Mr. Salmon Nelson. At about eleven o'clock each morning 


as he drove up to the postoffice at Nelson's store there 
would be quite a crowd of people waiting for news from the 
front. Especially would this be the case after some great 
battle. Only a few daily papers were taken and it was the 
custom for someone who had a paper to read the news, while 
others listened, many of them being parents anxiously 
watching and waiting for the names of sons. 

In the latter part of the summer of 1862 Kirby Smith, a 
rebel raider with a command in Kentucky, was making his 
presence known in successive raids, and was evidently 
designing the capture of Cincinnati. 

So acute was the danger that Gov. Tod, on September 
ID, 1862, sent the following appeal through the papers to the 
citizens of northern Ohio: 
"To the several Military Committees of Northern Ohio: 

By telegram from Major-General Wright, Commander- 
in-chief of Western forces, received at 2 o'clock this morning, 
I am directed to send all armed men that can be raised 
immediately to Cincinnati. You will at once exert your- 
selves to execute this order. The men should be armed, each 
furnished with a blanket and at least two days' rations. 
Railroad companies are requested to furnish transportation 
for troops to the exclusion of all other business. 

David Tod, Governor." 

To this appeal thousands of men from northern Ohio 
responded and among them were thirteen fromTwinsburg. 
No muster roll of the Twinsburg Squirrel Hunters has been 
preserved and the names of those who went are given from 
memory by the only two survivors of that company now 
living in Twinsburg, Evelyn A. Parmelee and Herman H. 
Baldwin: Frank Baldwin, Herman H. Baldwin, Frank 
Booth, Andrew J. Foster, Tyler Hill, Evelyn A. Parmelee, 
Aurelius Tucker, Daniel W. Richardson, Wilbur Upson, 
Beverly Upson. 

Other towns responded to this call and the men went to 
Cleveland where they met others from various townships 
and joined together, forming a company with Daniel W. 
Richardson captain. They took with them such arms as they 
could get. Some had muskets, others either rifles or shot- 
guns, but they were ready for service immediately. 

The Twinsburg contingent was taken by train to 

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Columbus, thence to Cincinnati, and from there across 
the Ohio River into Kentucky. 

After the danger was over the men were returned to 
their homes, those from Twinsburg having been gone from 
home nearly two weeks. Governor Tod telegraphed to 
Secretary Stanton, "The minute men or squirrel hunters 
responded gloriously to the call for the defense of Cin- 

At the following session of the Legislature a resolution 

was unanimously adopted, authorizing the Governor to 

have lithographed and printed discharges for the patriotic 

men of the state who responded to the call of the Governor. 

The Squirrel Hunters Discharge 

Our Southern Border was menaced by the enemies of 
the Union. David Tod, Governor of Ohio, called on the 
Minute-Men of the State, and the Squirrel Hunters came by 
thousands to the rescue. You, Evelyn A. Parmelee, were one 
of them and this is your Honorable Discharge. 

Charles W. Hill, Adj. Gen. of Ohio. 
Approved by 

David Tod, Governor 

Malcolm McDowell, Major and A. D. C. 

Under the act of April 14, 1863, for the reorganization 
of the militia of Ohio, those liable to duty in Summit County 
were organized into companies and regiments under com- 
mand of David Tod, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of 
the State of Ohio. Those liable under this act in the northern 
part of the county formed the first regiment of militia in the 
county of Summit. 

Two companies were organized in Twinsburg for the 
regiment, one company being made up of those living north 
of the east and west road from Macedonia to Aurora, and the 
other those south of this road. The officers who held com- 
missions from the governor were: Daniel W. Richardson, 
captain, Chauncey B. Lane, first lieutenant, Alfred Led- 
sham, second lieutenant, for the north company; Josiah 
Oviatt, captain. Earl C. Herrick, first lieutenant, William 
Chamberlin, second lieutenant, for the other company. 
Oscar A. Nichols was commissioned quartermaster of the 
regiment. These companies met frequently during the 
summer and fall on the square at the center of the township 


for drill in the manual of arms and company formation. 

The square, so called then (now the park), made an ideal 
place for company movements as there was not then a tree 
or shrub on the whole place, just a bare common. 

In the latter part of the summer the commissioned and 
non-commissioned officers of this and other regiments from 
northern Ohio went into camp in Cleveland for a week under 
instruction in drill in company and regimental formation. 
The officers were commissioned for five years and the 
organizations were maintained during the war to take part 
in the struggle if necessary, but no drilling was done after 

After the close of the Civil War the patriotic citizens of 
the township decided to erect a monument in memory of 
those who had gone forth to serve their country and, if 
necessary, lay down their lives in defense of the flag. 

An association was formed with Jonathan E. Herrick, 
president, Thaddeus A. Carter, treasurer and John C. 
Smith, secretary, with a building committee consisting of 
James Roach, Ethan Ailing, Orrin P. Nichols, Philo Cham- 
berlin and William A. Parks. 

About ^2500.00 was raised by subscription among the 
citizens of the township, and a contract was entered into 
with Levi Marble of Bedford to build the monument. 

Twinsburg having an abundance of sandstone, it was 
decided to use this for the base of the monument, also for the 
foundation which is of solid sandstone, all quarried in the 
township. The monument, located somewhat north of the 
middle of the park at the center of the township, consists of 
the following dimensions, as recorded on a marble slab 
inserted in the second base on the east side: 

Weight and measurement of this monument above 

the foundation as it now stands. 

1st Base 358^^ cubic feet, weight SOjS49 lbs. 

2nd Base 121 cubic feet, weight 16,920 lbs, 

3rd Base 47 cubic feet, weight 6,768 lbs. 

7 Pieces Marble 100 cubic feet, weight. .18,120 lbs. 

Total 626^^ cubic feet. Weight 92,357 lbs. 

The first base was quarried out of a sheet of rock be- 
tween the house and barn then owned by Gardner Parmelee, 

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but now by Henry Garrard, three-quarters of a mile west of 
the center of the township. It was raised out of its bed with 
jack screws, loaded on moving trucks and moved in that way 
to the park by Mr. Henry Porter of Chagrin Falls. 

The second base was quarried on land now owned by 
Charles Richner, and drawn to the park by teams furnished 
by the citizens, gratuitously. The third base was also 
quarried on Mr. Parmelee's land, loaded on two truck 
wagons and drawn by horses. 

The marble furnished by the builder consists of seven 
pieces surmounted by a large spread eagle cut in marble and 
looking to the east. 

On the first base on the north side in raised letters is the 
word "Twinsburg" and above this is " 1867 Semi-Centennial 
year of the settlement of Twinsburg." 

On the east and south side are the names of the soldiers 
from Twinsburg who served in the war and were alive in 
1867; a complete list is given in this chapter. 

On the west side: "To the memory of our patriot sons 
who fell during the rebellion of 1861 to 1865." These names 
are also given in this chapter. 

The dedication of the monument July 4, 1867, was a day 
long to be remembered by the people of Twinsburg, it being 
the anniversary of American Independence, also the semi- 
centennial of the settlement of the township. A large tent 
had been put on the park, west of the monument, where the 
main exercises were held. 

Over in the orchard northeast from the park, near 
where Mr. Bishop's house now stands, a big barbecue was 
staged. Colored cooks were secured from Cleveland for the 
occasion. An ox which weighed one thousand pounds was 
roasted whole under the direction of David Huson. An iron 
rod was run through the ox so that it could be turned over 
the hot fire. Tables were set in the orchard, ten of them, and 
about 500 people were present, the dinner being free to all. 

Jonathan E. Herrick was president of the day with 
Horace P. Cannon marshal. 

The Declaration of Independence was read, Hon. O. S. 
Griswold of Cleveland being the orator of the day. Hon. 
N. D. Tibbals of Akron responded to the toast: "Our citizen 
soldiers." Henry L. Hitchcock, President of Western Reserve 


College to: "Our sons who never returned." Other speakers 
were Dr.HenryJ. Herrick, a native of Twinsburg, Rev. Sydney 
Bryant, Edwin Oviatt, S. A. Lane, editor Akron Beacon, and 
Ethan Ailing. The exercises were fittingly interspersed with 
singing, martial and band music, and the firing of cannon. 

Under the direction of Mr. Lewis Ailing and Mr. 
Bailey extensive preparations had been made for an enter- 
tainment that evening befitting the observance of the 
national holiday as well as the fiftieth anniversary of the 
settlement of the town. But during the afternoon a violent 
storm razed the large tent and drenched the ground so that 
it was necessary to postpone that part of the celebration. 
Even under those disappointing circumstances it was a day 
never to be forgotten by those present. 

Incidentally the erection of the monument led to much 
needed inprovements on the public square. In 1867 the 
township trustees, Philo Chamberlin, Oscar A. Nichols, and 
Chauncey B. Lane, appropriated $1400.00 for improvements. 
Only $1100.00 was used, although much grading was done, 
especially on the southeastern portion. Lewis Cannon and 
William Parks set out most of the trees. To insure against 
damage by trespassers a fence was erected a little later, 
Edwin Barber having the contract for the work. This fence 
lasted for about a quarter of a century. Now the attractive- 
ness of the park is its chief protection. 

Following are the names and record of the one hundred 
and twenty volunteers from Twinsburg: 

Andrews, Emanuel E., Priv., age 28, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 21, 1861, for 3 yrs.; dis- 
charged at Nashville, Tenn., on surgeon's certificate of 

Andrews, George L., Priv., age 19, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with his company June 24, 1865. 

Andrews, William H., Priv., age 32, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O, V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Mustered 
out Oct. 5, 1864, at Marietta, Ga., on expiration of term of 

Bailey, Frank D., Priv., age 18, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 31, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865, 

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Baldwin, Cassius O., age 19, Co. G, 115th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 5, 1862, for 3 yrs. Mustered 
out with company June 22, 1865. 

Barber, Albert D., Corporal, age 18, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
corporal. Discharged June 5, 1865, at Columbus, O., on 
surgeon's certificate of disability. 

Barber, Caswell, Priv., age 25, Co. E, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 27, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged May 12, 1862, at Louisville, Ky. 

Barber, Jarvis, Priv., age 28, Co. E, 41st Reg., O. V. I. 
Entered service Sep. 2, 1861, for 3 yrs. Discharged May 12, 
1862, at Louisville, Ky. 

Barney, Elmer, Priv., age 33, Co. K, 19th Reg., O. 
V. L Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Discharged 
Nov. 13, 1865, at Camp Dennison, O., by order of War 
Department. Veteran. 

Barney, Frederick, Priv., age 30, Co. G, 115th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 2, 1862, for 3 yrs. Discharged 
Jan. I, 1864, at Camp Dennison, O., on surgeon's certificate 
of disability. 

Beardsley, Hiram G., Priv., age 19, Co. G, 115th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 2, 1862, for 3 yrs. Captured 
Dec. 5, 1864, at Block House No. 3, Nashville and Chatta- 
nooga R. R. ; paroled; mustered out June 13, 1865, at Camp 
Chase, O., by order of War Dept. 

Beldin, Frederick E., Priv., age 24, Co. H, 177th 
Reg., O. V. L Entered service Aug. 25, 1864, for i yr. 
Mustered out with company June 24, 1865. 

Bennett, Henry S., Priv., age 36, Co. D, i8th Reg., 
Wis. V. L Died July 13, 1865, at Jaynesville, Wis. 

BissELL, Edward, Priv., age 30, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Killed 
while on picket duty at Atlanta, Ga., July 18, 1864. Veteran. 

BissELL, Harlow A., Commissary Serg., age 19, Co. K, 
19th Reg., O. V. L Entered service Nov. 9, 1861, for 3 yrs. 
Appointed corporal, promoted to commissary sergeant Mar. 
8, 1865, and transferred to Field and Staff. Mustered out 
with regiment Oct. 25, 1865. Veteran. 

BissELL, Henry A., Priv., age 19, Co. H, 177th Reg., 


O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 23, 1864, for i yv. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Blodgett, Morris, Priv., age 37, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged June 2, 1862, at Corinth, Miss., on surgeon's cer- 
tificate of disability. Re-enlisted, priv. Co. E, 177th Reg. 
O. V. I., Aug. 29, 1864, for I yr. Mustered out at Columbus, 
O., July 3, 1865, by order of War Dept. 

Booth, John H., Priv., age 18, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 24, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Bull, Norman H., Priv., age 18, Co. A, 23 rd Reg., 
O. V. I, Entered service Feb. 19, 1864, for 3 yrs. Mustered 
out with company July 26, 1865. 

Callender, William C, Priv., age 24, 9th Independent 
Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service Sept. 24, 
1863, for 3 yrs. Mustered out with battery July 25, 1865. 

Carter, John E., Priv., age 20, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 25, 1864, for i yr. Died 
Mar. 15, 1865, in hospital at Wilmington, N. C. Interred in 
grave 718. 

Carter, Joseph B., Priv., age 22, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Wounded 
at battle of Stone River, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1863; transferred to 
Veteran Reserve Corps Dec. 11, 1863, by order of War Dept. 
Discharged Oct. 12, 1864. 

Chamberlin, Asahel H., Priv., age 17, Co. H, 150th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service May 2, 1864, for 100 days. 
Mustered out with company Aug, 23, 1864. Second enlist- 
ment. Corporal, Co. F, 177th Reg., O. V. I. Entered service 
Sept. 10, 1864, for I yr. Mustered out with company June 
24, 1865. 

Chamberlin, Joseph P., Priv., age 21, Co. K, 19th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. 
Mustered out Oct. 5, 1864, at Marietta, Ga., on expiration 
of term of service. 

Chamberlin, Samuel F., Priv., age 18, Co. G, 115th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 2, 1862, for 3 yrs. 
Captured Dec. 5, 1864, at Blockhouse No. 3, Nashville and 
Chattanooga R. R.; paroled; mustered out June 13, 1865, 
at Camp Chase, O., by order of War Dept. 

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Chamberlin, Walter C, Prlv., age i8, Co. H, 177th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Sep. 2, 1864, for i yr. Died 
of measles Feb. 15, 1865, at Federal Point, N. C. Body 
disinterred and brought to Twinsburg, O. Buried in Locust 
Grove Cemetery. 

Chaffee, Howard, 6th Reg., O. V. I. 

Chapman, John S., Priv., age 21, Co. A, 23rd Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service May 18, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged Jan. 5, 1865. Veteran. 

Coffey, John S., Priv., age 19, Co. B, 85th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service May 25, 1862, for 3 mos. Mustered 
out with company Sep. 27, 1862. 

CoRBiTT, MiLO A., Priv., age 22, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged Aug. 28, 1862, at Columbus, O., on surgeon's cer- 
tificate of disability. 

Crankshaw, David, Musician, age 22, 49th Reg., 
111. V. I. Entered the service Jan. i, 1862. Mustered out 
Sep. 20, 1862, by order of War Dept. 

Crocker, Henry, Priv., age 17, Co. G, 115th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 5, 1862, for 3 yrs. Died 
Oct. 8, 1862, at Camp Dennison, O., of injuries incurred in 
passing through a railroad bridge at Columbus, O. 

Dell, John, Serg., age 21, Co. K, 19th Reg., O. V. I. 
Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Corporal Apr. 14, 
1863; Sergeant Sep. 25, 1864. Mustered out with company 
Oct. 24, 1865. Veteran. 

Dodge, William; no record save name on monument. 

Ferguson, Dryden, Priv., age 33, Co. G, 125th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Oct. 16, 1862, for 3 yrs. Died 
June 25, 1864, at Kenesaw Mt., Ga., of wounds received in 

Fessenden, Frank M., Priv., age 17, Co. I, 49th Reg., 
111. V. I. Detailed as musician. Entered service Jan. i, 
1862. Discharged Apr. 30, 1862. Second enlistment, Priv., 
i8th Reg., U. S. I. Entered service Mar. 28, 1864, for 3 yrs. 
Detailed musician. Discharged at Fort Phil Kearney as 
principal musician Mar. 28, 1867. 

Fessenden, Herbert C, Priv., age 15, 49th Reg., 
111. V. I. Entered service Jan. i, 1862. Detailed as musi- 
cian; discharged. Second enlistment, Priv., Battery A., 


1st Reg., O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service Dec. 20, 
1863, for 3 yrs. Mustered out with his battery July 31, 1865. 

Fessenden, John W., Priv., age 41, 49th Reg., III. V. I. 
Entered service Jan. i, 1862. Detailed as musician. 

Flohr, Henry, Priv., age 19, Co. E, 177th Reg., O. V. 
I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered out 
with company June 24, 1865. 

Flohr, John, Priv., age 23. Co. E, 177th Reg., O. V. I. 
Entered the service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered out 
with company June 24, 1865. 

Flohr, William, Priv., age 24, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 30, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

France, David, 103rd Reg., O. V. I. No record save 
name on monument. 

Franklin, Benjamin S., Priv., age 18, Co. C, 103rd 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service July 21, 1862, for 3 yrs. 
Mustered out with company June 12, 1865. 

Freeman, Monroe, Priv., age 26, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Sep. i, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out June 22, 1865, at Chester, Pa., by order of War Dept. 

Gaylord, George W., Priv., age 28, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Died at 
Hudson, O., July 18, 1862. 

Grey, Benjamin, Priv., age 44, Co. G, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Sep. 10, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged Apr. 21, 1862, at Nashville, Tenn., on surgeon's 
certificate of disability. 

Grey, Pitkin, 103rd Reg., O. V. I. No record save 
name on monument. 

Griste, Luman G., Priv., age 18, Co. E, 105th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 7, 1862, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
Corporal Dec. 31, 1862. Wounded Sep. 19, 1861, in battle 
of Chickamauga, Ga. Discharged Feb. 24, 1864, on sur- 
geon's certificate of disability. 

Griswold, Alton J., Priv., age 18, Co. G, 104th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Mar. 7, 1865, for i yr. Mustered 
out July 27, 1865, at hospital, Portsmouth Grove, R. I., by 
order of War Dept. 

Hanks, Edwin R., Priv., age 18, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 21, 1861, for 3 yrs. Died 

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Feb. 24, 1863, at Annapolis, Md., from effects of confinement 
in Rebel prison. 

Hanks, George W., Serg., age 23, Co. A, 104th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 5, 1862, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
Corporal Aug. 22, 1862, and Sergeant Sep. 10, 1862. Died 
May 10, 1864, at Cleveland, Tenn. 

Hansard, John, Serg., age 21, Co. B, 41st Reg., O. V. I. 
Entered service Aug. 20, 1861, for 3 yrs. Appointed Ser- 
geant from Corporal, Apr. 1862. Killed Apr. 7, 1862, in 
battle at Shiloh, Tenn. 

Hansard, William, Serg., age 19, Co. G, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Sep. 10, 1861, for 3 yrs. Pro- 
moted to Second Lieutenant Co. D, Sep. 8, 1862. Pro- 
moted to First Lieutenant Co. H, Mar. 24, 1863. Promoted 
to Captain Co. K, Oct. 12, 1864. Died Jan. 9, 1865, in 
hospital at Nashville, Tenn., of wounds received in action. 

Harlow, Charles H., Priv., age 24, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered the service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mus- 
tered out with company June 24, 1865. 

Harris, Julian C, Priv., age 18, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 24, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Hawkins, Joseph G., Priv., age 18. He was in the 
Mexican War, having run away from home to enlist. No 
further record of service in that war available. Colonel, age 
33, 13th Reg., O. V. L Entered service June 22, 1861, for 3 
yrs. Promoted from Lieutenent-Colonel May 13, 1862. 
Killed in battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862. 

Hawkins, Alfred, Priv., 49th Reg., 111. V. L Entered 
service Jan. i, 1862. Detailed as musician. No further 
record found. 

Heather, Clinton B., Priv., age 18, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Sep. 12, 1862, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Heather, Spofford, Priv., age 18, Co. E., 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Sep. 5, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Herrick, Earl, Priv., age 26, Co. D., 84th Reg., O. V. 
L Entered service May 26, 1862, for 3 mos. Mustered out 
with company Sep. 20, 1862. 

Herrick, Hfnry J., Surgeon, age 29, 17th Reg., O. 


V. I. Entered service Feb. 14, 1862, for 3 yrs. Promoted 
from assistant surgeon Dec. 12, 1862. Resigned Dec. 26, 

HiNKSTON, Elmore, First Serg., age 21, Co. K, 7th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service June 20, 1861, for 3 yrs. 
Appointed Sergeant from Corporal; First Serg. Died from 
wounds received in battle of Ringgold, Ga., Nov. 27, 1863. 

HoLCOMB, Henry, Priv., age 20, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Hull, Ferris C, Priv., age 21, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Hull, Samuel H., Musician Regimental Band, age 23, 
2ist Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Oct. 17, 1861, for 3 yrs. 
Mustered out Sep. 20, 1862, by order of War Dept. 

Jones, Julius, Corporal, age 21, Co. D, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Sep. 10, 1861, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
Corporal Dec. 9, 1864. Mustered out with company Nov. 
27, 1865. Veteran. 

Lane, Chauncey B., Priv., age 18, Co. D, 84th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service May 26, 1862, for 3 mos. Mus- 
tered out with company Sep. 20, 1862. Second enlistment. 
Corporal, Co. H, 177th Reg., O. V. I. Entered service 
Aug. 23, 1864, for I yr. Mustered out with company 
June 24, 1865. 

Lane, Sherman, Priv., age 23, Co. K., 19th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 21, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged Oct. 21, 1862, at Columbus, O., on surgeon's certifi- 
cate of disability. 

Lamb, Andrew J., Corporal, age 22, 177th Reg., O. 
V. L Entered the service Sep. i, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Lanning, Isaac, Priv., age 26, Co. B, 41st Reg., O. V. 
L Entered service Aug. 27, 1861, for 3 yrs. Mustered out 
with company Nov. 27, 1865. Veteran. 

Livingston, Henry, Priv., age 34, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Malone, James, Priv., age 24, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 21, 1 861, for 3 yrs. Mustered 


out Oct. 5, 1864, at Marietta, Ga., on expiration of term of 

Mason, Milton A., Priv., age 18, Co. B, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 27, 1861, for 3 yrs. Mustered 
out Sep. 24, 1864, on expiration of term of service. 

Mason, Nathan G., Priv., age 18, 30th Reg., Ind. V. I. 
Served two years; discharged. Second enlistment. Battery 
A, 1st Reg., O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service Dec. 23, 
1863, for 3 yrs. Mustered out with battery July 31, 1865. 

Maxam, Alonzo a., Corporal, Co. B, 2nd Reg., O. V. C. 
Entered service Aug. 12, 1861, for 3 yrs. Appointed Cor- 
poral Jan. I, 1865. Mustered out with company. Veteran. 

McKiNNEY, William, Serg., age 29, Co. G, 115th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 6, 1862, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
from Corporal Jan. 5, 1863. Captured Dec. 5, 1864, at 
Blockhouse No. 4, Nashville and Chattanooga R. R.; 
prisoner of war. Mustered out June 13, 1865, at Camp 
Chase, O., by order of War Dept. 

Mead, Henry, Priv., age 19, Co. B, 2nd Reg., O. V. I. 
Entered service Aug. 12, 1861, for 3 yrs. Transferred Feb. 
17, 1863, to 25th Independent Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. 
Appointed Corporal May 2, 1865. Mustered out with 
battery Dec. 12, 1865. Veteran. 

Mead, John, Priv., age 18, Co. H, 177th Reg., O. V. L 
Entered service Aug. 24, 1864, for i yr. Mustered out with 
company June 24, 1865. 

OviATT, Anderson, Priv., age 18, Co. K, 19th Reg. 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 21, 1861, for 3 yrs. Died 
May 7, 1862, at Camp Dennison, O., from wounds received 
at battle of Shiloh, Tenn., Apr. 7, 1862. 

OviATT, Lyman, Priv., age 26, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Parks, Charles, Priv., age 33, Co. C, 115th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 21, 1862, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged at Cincinnati, O., on surgeon's certificate of dis- 

Parmelee, Evelyn A., Serg., age 21, Co. H, 177th 
Reg., O. V. L Entered service Aug. 23, 1864, for i yr. 
Appointed from Corporal Oct. 8, 1864. Mustered out June 
3, 1865, at Washington, D. C, by order of War Dept. 


Pease, George E., Priv., age i8, Co. I, loth Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Dec. 30, 1863, for 3 yrs. Died 
Aug. 27, 1864, in prison at Andersonville, Ga. Interred in 
National Cemetery, grave 7021. 

Post, Giles, Priv., Co. B, 24th Reg., Conn. V. I. 
Entered service Sep. 6, 1862, for 3 yrs. Discharged Sep. 30, 

Powers, Edwin, Priv., age 18, Co. E, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1864, 

Pratt, Harvey H., Priv., age 21, Co. B, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 27, 1861, for 3 yrs. Mustered 
out Aug. 26, 1864, on expiration of term of service. 

Prentiss, Willard C, Priv., age 18, Co. E, ist Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Apr. 16, 1 861, for 3 mos. Mustered 
out with company Aug. i, 1861. Second enHstment, Second 
Lieut., Co. C, 1st Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 20, 
1861, for 3 yrs. Promoted to Second Lieutenant from 
Corporal Co. D, June 2, 1863. Resigned June 15, 1863. 

Redfield, Orrin S., Musician Regimental Band, age 
22, 2ist Reg., O. V. L Entered service Oct. 17, 1861, for 3 
yrs. Discharged Mar. 7, 1862, on surgeon's certificate of 

Redfield, Richard R., Musician, age 28, Co. H, 177th 
Reg., O. V. L Entered service Aug. 23, 1864, for i yr. 
Mustered out with company June 24, 1865. 

Richmond, Virgil, 6th Reg., O. V. C; no record save 
name on monument. 

Seymour, Augustus, 41st Reg., O. V. L Name on 
monument; no further record, 

Shroeder, Louis, Priv., age 25, Co. A, 7th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service June 19, 1861, for 3 yrs. Drowned 
at Fredericksburg, Va., May 24, 1862. 

Smith, Calvin, 2nd Reg., O. V. L No record save 
name on monument. 

Smith, John C, Priv., age 30, Co. C, iisth Reg., O. 
V. L Entered service Aug. 20, 1862, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
Corporal Sep. 19, 1862; detached as clerk at District Head- 
quarters, Nashville, Tenn., June 18, 1864. Mustered out 
with company June 22, 1865. 

SoDON, George; name on monument only record. 


SoDON, Edward, Q. M. Serg., age 25, Co. I, 6th O. V. C. 
Entered service Oct. 29, 1861, for 3 yrs. Appointed Cor- 
poral. Wounded May, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va. Ap- 
pointed Q. M. Serg., Dec. i, 1864. Mustered out June 27, 
1865, at Petersburg, Va., by order of War Dept. Veteran. 

Springer, Charles H., Priv., age 20, Co. B, 41st Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 20, 1861, for 3 yrs. Killed 
May 27, 1864, in battle of Pickett's Mills, Ga. Buried at 
Marietta, Ga. 

Stanely, George L., Priv., age 18, 9th Independent 
Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service Oct. 11, 
1 861, for 3 yrs. Mustered out with battery July 25, 1865. 

Starkweather, Thomas L., Priv., age 31, Co. E, 
177th Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Sep. 3, 1864, for I yr. 
Mustered out with company June 24, 1865. 

Stearns, Charles H., Priv., age 22, Co. A, 7th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service June 19, 1861, for 3 yrs. Killed in 
battle at Winchester, Va., Mar. 23, 1862. 

Thompson, Eli, ist Serg., age 40, Co. G, 115th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 5, 1862, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
Sergeant Feb. 17, 1864. Captured at Blockhouse No. 4, 
Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. ; paroled. Perished by 
explosion of steamer Sultana on Mississippi River near 
Memphis, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1865. 

Thompson, George; name on monument only record. 

Tucker, Aurelius, Priv., age 22, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 25, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out June 3, 1865, at Washington, D. C, by order of War 

Turner, Daniel W., Priv., age 19, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Trans- 
ferred to Veteran Reserve Corps Nov. i, 1863, by order of 
War Dept. 

Tyson, Charles S., Corporal, age 20, Co. C, 115th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 21, 1861, for 3 yrs. 
Appointed Corporal Mar. i, 1863. Captured Dec. 5, 1864, 
at Lavergne, Tenn. Mustered out May 20, 1865, at Camp 
Chase, O., by order of War Dept. 

Upson, Albert, Second Lieut., age 30, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 8, 1861, for 3 yrs. Promoted 


from First Serg., Feb. 9, 1862; promoted from Second 
Lieut. Jan. 2, 1863; promoted to Capt. July 25, 1864. 
Mustered out with company Oct. 24, 1865. Veteran. 

Upson, Orville, Priv., age 24, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Upson, Wesley, Second Lieut., age 31, Co. K, 19th 
Reg., O. V. L Entered service Aug. 28, .1861, for 3 yrs. 
Promoted from Serg. to Second Lieut. Jan. 2, 1863. Pro- 
moted to First Lieut., Co. B, July 25, 1864 Mustered out 
with company Oct. 24, 1865. Veteran. 

Upson, Wilbur F., Corporal, age 30, Co. H, 177th 
Reg., O. V. L Entered the service Aug. 26, 1864, for i yr. 
Mustered out May 31, 1865, at Camp Dennison, O., by 
order of War Dept. 

Varney, Sidney; name on monument; no further 

Wait, Henry C, Priv., age 18, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered the service Aug. 23, 1864, for i yr. Mus- 
tered out with company June 24, 1865. 

Wait, Newton L, Priv., age 18, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
0. V. L Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Trans- 
ferred to Veteran Reserve Corps Sep. 7, 1863, by order of 
War Dept. 

Wait, Warren L, Priv., age 18, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Died 
Feb. 12, 1862, at Columbus, Ky. Buried at Mill Springs, 

Weatherby, Charles B., Priv., age 21, Co. A, 49th 
Reg., O. V. L Entered the service Aug. 6, 1861, for 3 yrs. 
Wounded Apr. 7, 1861, in battle of Shiloh, Tenn. Killed 
Dec. 31, 1862, in battle of Stone River, Tenn. 

Webster, Charles, Priv., age 19, 20th Independent 
Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service Feb. 29, 
1862, for 3 yrs. Mustered out with battery July 13, 1865. 

Webster, Edwin P., enlisted in the 7th U. S. Regulars 
at Cleveland, O. Served 3 yrs. 

Wilcox, Irving F., First Lieut., ist Reg. Mich. V. I. 
Discharged Nov. 5, 1863. Later was Capt. Veteran Reserve 
Corps. Discharged June i, 1868. 

Wilcox, Sherwood, Serg., age 19, Co. E. 177th Reg., 

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O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 29, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Wright, Harvey M., Priv., age 27, 9th Independent 
Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. Entered the service Oct. 11, 

1861, for 3 yrs. Captured Sep. 17, 1862, in action at Cum- 
berland Gap. No further record. 

Wright, Nelson, Priv., age 18, Co. H, 177th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 24, 1864, for i yr. Mustered 
out with company June 24, 1865. 

Williams, George, Priv., age 20, Co. K, 19th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered service Aug. 28, 1861, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged July 7, 1862, at Columbus, O., on surgeon's certifi- 
cate of disability. 

In addition to the above are the names and records of 
men who spent their boyhood days in Twinsburg but moved 
away before the war: 

CowLES, Edward, Second Lieut., age 32, 9th Inde- 
pendent Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service 
Oct. II, 1861, for 3 yrs. Promoted from Sergeant Dec. 12, 

1862. Resigned Apr. 20, 1864. 

Mills, Gideon H., Corporal, age 29, 9th Independent 
Battery, O. V. Light Artillery. Entered service Oct. 11, 

1 86 1, for 3 yrs. Appointed Nov. 20, 1864. Mustered out 
with battery July 25, 1865. Veteran. 

Post, Elbrige S., Musician, age 18, 21st Reg., O. V. I. 
Entered service Oct. 17, 1861. Mustered out Sep. 20, 1862, 
by order of War Dept. Second enlistment, Co. F, 4th Reg., 
Mich. V. I., Sep. 5, 1864. Discharged May 6, 1865. 

Post, Henry C, Priv., age 18, Co. A, ist Reg., O. V. 
Light Artillery. Entered service Mar. 8, 1864, for 3 yrs. 
Mustered out with battery July 31, 1865. 

Post, Sidney J., Priv., age 18, Co. A, ist Reg., O. V. 
Light Artillery. Entered service Feb. 29, 1864, for 3 yrs. 
Mustered out with battery July 31, 1865. 

Taylor, Daniel R., Priv., age 24, Co. D, 84th Reg., 
O. V. I. Entered the service May 26, 1862, for 3 mos. 
Transferred to Co. F, June 10, 1862. Promoted to Q. M. 
Serg., June 11, 1862. Mustered out with regiment Sep. 20, 

1862. Ohio State Military Agent at Louisville, Ky., from 
Nov., 1863, to Mar. 1864, and at Nashville, Tenn., from 
Mar., 1864, till close of war. 


Taylor, Virgil C, First Lieut., age 23, Co. E, 84th 
Reg., O. V. I. Entered the service May 26, 1862, for 3 mos. 
Elected First Lieutenant June 2, 1862. Mustered out with 
his company Sep. 20, 1862. 

Tucker, Pliny H., Priv., age 26, Co. I, ist Reg., 
Iowa V. L Entered service Aug. 19, 1862, for 3 yrs. Dis- 
charged in Tenn. Feb. 12, 1865. 

Vail, Alfred K., Corporal, age 28, Co. A, 49th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 6, 1861, for 3 yrs. Appointed 
Corporal July i, 1865. Mustered out with company Nov. 
30, 1865. Veteran. 

Vail, George W., Lieut., age 31, Co. A, 49th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Aug. 6, 1861, for 3 yrs. Captured 
Dec. 30, 1862, at battle of Stone River, Tenn. Returned to 
company June i, 1863. Appointed First Sergeant Mar. 6, 
1864. Wounded in battle of Pickett's Mills, Ga. Promoted 
to First Lieutenant Feb. 10, 1865. Mustered out with 
company Nov. 30, 1865. Veteran. 

Vail, Samuel B., Priv., age 28, Co. A, 49th Reg., 
O. V. L Entered service Feb. 5, 1864, for 3 yrs. Killed 
May 27, 1864, in battle at Pickett's Mills, Ga. 

Following are the names of men who were volunteers 
in the Civil War and who have sometime lived in Twinsburg 
but are not elsewhere mentioned in this chapter: 

Amasa Aldrich, Homer C. Ayers, Cyrus C. Bennett, 
Ebenezer Bissell, Henry Buell, Charles P. Conant, Harlan 
S. Conant, Horace G. Conant, Judson W. Carter, George 
W. Carter, William C. Clapp. Robert Curpha, Martin V., 
Deady, Julius M. Dunscomb, Samuel Eels, Arba P. Farwell, 
Henry Farwell, Jacob Furst, William Fowler, Daniel T. 
Franklin, Levings Gould, Prosper Gott, Calvin W. Hanks, 
Charles F. Harris, Charles Hart, William L. Henry, Brainard 
S. Higley, Dwight R. Herrick, J. F. Huddleston, Chauncey 
Hull, Wallace Humphrey, Andrew Jersey, Edward J. 
Johnson, Nathan Lamb, Orris Lamb, Charles H. Marshal, 
Cassius F. Mather, Milo McClintock, William Mead, Hays 
Mills, Thomas Monks, Zarah C. Monks, George Monks, 
Henry M. Palm, W. H. Pearson, William Potinger, Mendon 
Prentiss, Nathan R. Proctor, Orson Richmond, Riley Root, 
Dr. Selby, Ira Shattuck, Isaac Smith, Alfred G. Thompson, 

126 TwiNSBURG History 

Charles A. Turner, Carlllus Vail, Seth A. Wait, Henry J. 

Memorial Exercises 

The first exercises in the nature of a memorial to those 
who served in the Civil War and died during the service or 
since were held May 30, 1870. This service was brought 
about by the activity of Mrs. M. J. Hopkins. She and a 
few other ladies made wreaths and bouquets and decorated 
both the Soldiers' Monument and the graves of the soldiers. 
This was continued until 1873 when a more extensive 
observance of Memorial Day was participated in by the 
townspeople. M. C. Reed, Esq., of Hudson, delivered the 
address in the Congregational Church. Since that time 
there has been an address given in one of the churches or on 
the park each Memorial Day. The ex-soldiers and the chil- 
dren of the town decorate the monument and the graves of 
the soldiers and count it time and effort well spent to honor 
those to whom honor is so assuredly due. 

Note — The following sometime residents of Twinsburg 
were in the Spanish-American War: Elmer M. Buell, Edson 
Freeman, Charles Gerrard, Louis Rich, Jesse Wolfe. 

Eppy Riley was in the War of 18 12, 










Bank Building and Old Wilcox Place 

TwiNSBURG Park, North Side 


From official records we learn that Twinsburg's first 
postmaster was Moses Wilcox. He was appointed Mar. 28, 
1825, but where the office was and how much business was 
done is not known. After the death of Mr. Wilcox in 1827 
Mr. Ethan Ailing was appointed to the position. At that 
time mail was received once a week from Hudson. In 1828 
the total postal receipts were ^36.01. With the institution 
of the stage line came a tri-weekly mail. In 1839 the receipts 
were ^256.67, and in i860 about ^400.00 although postal 
rates had been greatly reduced. For the quarter ending 
Sep. 30, 1890, they were ^100.01, while for the quarter ending 
Sep. 30, 1916, they were $176.58. 

After the Cleveland and Pittsburg railway was built 
the mail was daily brought from Macedonia, Mr. Salmon 
Nelson being carrier. Later Mr. Alanson Mills held the 
position many years. 

The first money order issued by the Twinsburg office 
was dated Apr. 7, 1890; Oct. 2, 1916, money order No. 
17000 was issued. The money order receipts totaled $542.06 
during September, 1916. 

In July, 1903, a rural free delivery route was estab- 
lished with Mr. O. P. Nichols as carrier. He was succeeded 
in 1908 by his son, Bela F. Nichols. 

There are now two mails each day bringing an average 
of 334 pieces of first, 246 of second, 161 of third, and 17 of 
fourth class mail. 

Following is a list of Twinsburg postmasters with dates 
of their appointments: Moses Wilcox, Mar. 28, 1823; 
Ethan Ailing, Oct. 24, 1827; Edwin T. Richardson, Nov. 2, 
1839; George H. Ailing, Jan. 6, 1851; S. D. Kelly, July 9, 
1853; Alonzo L. Nelson, Jan. 17, 1855; Hector Taylor, 
May 27, 1861; George Stanley, Apr. i, 1868; William 
McKinney, July 19, 1871; Sherman Lane, Dec. 13, 1880; 
Fred D. Barber, Nov. 3, 1885; Seth R. Hanchette, Apr. 27, 
1889; Alonzo L. Nelson, July 24, 1893; Bert Chamberlin, 
Jan. 30, 1897; Albert W. Elliott, Jan. 17, 1901; Roy W. 
Nichoh, Oct. 21, 1908; Albert W. Elliott, Dec. 2, 191 1. 

It is quite probable that since 1831 the postoffice has 

128 TwiNSBURG History 

always been located immediately overlooking the northern 
portion of the public square, and for over twenty years in its 
present location. 

Civil Status 

The people of Twinsburg have never been conspicuous 
as seekers of office and, consequently, Twinsburg has not 
been represented in public office so much as some other 
towns, this tendency being emphasized by the fact that the 
county seats have both been rather distant. 

At the time of the organization of the new county of 
Summit, April, 1840, Mr. Augustus E. Foote was elected as a 
county commissioner, and re-elected that fall for the regular 
three year term. In the numerous adiustments necessary at 
that critical time Mr. Foote rendered efficient service. He 
was also a representative in the state legislature in 1843-4. 

Another county commissioner from Twinsburg was 
Nelson Upson, elected in i860, re-elected in 1863, resigning 
the office in March, 1866. 

Orrin P. Nichols, one of Twinsburg's prosperous 
farmers, also a successful lumberman in western Pennsyl- 
vania and northern New York, was elected representative to 
the state legislature in 1875. He died April, 1877, before the 
expiration of his term of office, lamented by his colleagues 
and fellow townsmen. 

William McKinney, one of Twinsburg's "soldier boys," 
and at the time of his election, Twinsburg's postmaster, was 
elected in 1880 county sheriff, and re-elected in 1882. 
Throughout his four years of service he was assisted by 
Evelyn A. Parmelee, a comrade from Twinsburg, as deputy 

Horace P. Cannon was in 1859 made president of the 
Summit County Agricultural Society, and in 1863 was 
re-elected to that office which he filled with characteristic 

The present township officers are: Township trustees, 
Dr. L. G. Griste, William Fee, Ransom Tyson; clerk, 
Ellsworth J. McCreery; treasurer, Edward Crouse; con- 
stable, S. H. Crankshaw; superintendent of roads, V. R. 
Hempstead; notaries public, A. J. Brown and Dr. R. B. 


Could the early settlers be permitted a glance over 
Twinsburg's present highways the most familiar and, at the 
same time, strangest of sights would meet their eyes. Most 
familiar because to most people the roads suggest the loca- 
tion of well remembered places and strangest because of the 
undreamed of vehicles that speed to and fro upon these same 
old roads. 

This matter of travel and transportation was the first 
real difficulty to confront Twinsburg's prospective settlers. 
How could they reach this new place in far-off Ohio.? Some 
answered the question as did Luman Lane and Hanford 
White by walking, carrying their packs upon their backs. 
Zenas Ailing, Gideon Thompson and Lewis Ailing (12 years 
of age) traveled at the rate of twenty-two miles each day 
with a large drove of sheep. Most of the women and chil- 
dren came behind slow moving oxen. Jesse Pratt drove 
"a team of a yoke of oxen and a horse." Some had horses 
but, judging from the experience of Mr. Nestor Hurlbut, 
the advantage was somewhat doubtful. Mr. Hurlbut 
walked the entire distance between Goshen, Conn., and 
Twinsburg five times. When about to leave Goshen on his 
last trip he made a wager with a man about to start on 
horseback that he would beat him to Twihsburg. By travel- 
ing more hours each day Mr. Hurlbut managed to make 
equal progress with the man on horseback and, when nearing 
the end of his journey, noticed both horse and rider showing 
signs of fatigue. Mr. Hurlbut then put forth extra effort and 
actually arrived in Twinsburg six hours ahead of his com- 

So accustomed to walking were these hardy men that 
they did not hesitate to undertake long trips frequently, nor 
did they shrink from carrying heavy loads. It was told of 
Isaiah Humphrey that he purchased an old-fashioned heavy 
bull-nosed plow in Richfield, shouldered it and walked with 
it the entire distance (15 miles) to Twinsburg without 
stopping to rest. Even that task seems easier than to pay 
the transportation charges of those days. The Allings paid 
^16.00 per cwt. on a box of log chains, wedges, drag teeth, 
etc., sent from New Haven to Cleveland. 

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Probably the oxen would now appear no more unusual 
than the conveyances of early times. For several years 
wagons were very uncommon, and for many years there were 
none at all in the northern portion of the township. Rude 
sleds were used both summer and winter. What were called 
sap-boats were used in hauling grists to mill, bringing sup- 
plies from neighboring towns, taking the families to church 
and social gatherings, and for numerous other purposes. 
They were made of long flat puncheons turned up at the 
front, held together by strong cleats and wooden pins. Fre- 
quently chairs were provided for the elders while the children 
managed as children always know how. Sometimes they 
rode behind in sap-troughs fastened to the sap-boat. These 
sap-troughs were made of halves of short sections of large 
logs, hollowed on the inside and hewed sufficiently flat on the 
outside to prevent rolling. 

For a long time all wagons were destitute of springs. 
The spring wagon was the predecessor of the buggy. Cov- 
ered vehicles were heavy, cumbersome affairs till some little 
time after war time. The first automobile owned by a 
citizen of Twinsburg was the property of Jay Brewster 
about ten years ago. Now there are about sixty automo- 
biles owned here. 

One ceases to wonder that pedestrianism was so com- 
mon when attention is drawn to the fact that the earliest 
*'roads" were only paths blazed through the forests. Natur- 
ally it was some considerable time before the roads could 
receive much attention as each man was obliged to clear as 
much land as possible for his own use. We are told that in 
the summer of 1821 the men living on the Solon road bound 
themselves to labor on the road each alternate Saturday 
afternoon or pay two quarts of whiskey. We are not 
definitely told to whom payment was to be rendered, but it 
is not inconceivable that the workers were willing to give 
a neighbor an occasional "afternoon ofi"." A few years later, 
after much difficulty had been experienced in crossing 
Tinker's creek (named by Gen. Moses Cleveland after 
Joseph Tinker, one of his assistants) a bridge over forty 
rods long was built across it. This lasted several years. 
Trees were frequently felled across the creek for a means of 

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It is not strange that roads were built only where really 
necessary. It was natural that there should be a road from 
north to south crossing an east to west road at the center of 
the town. Cleveland to the northwest and Loomis' Mills, 
Ravenna and Pittsburg to the southeast necessitated the 
road diagonally crossing the town. Other roads were built 
to make the more remote parts of town accessible. The fact 
that Twinsburg was platted by several owners, and that none 
too accurate instruments were used may account for some 
irregularities in width and direction of the secondary roads. 
A study of the map appended may prove interesting to one 
concerned in this subject. The free turnpike was mostly 
built by the owners of the land through which it passed. 
Mills and Hoadley across theirs and Champion across his. 
The latter asked ^4.00 per acre for land abutting the turn- 
pike and ^3.00 for that which did not touch it. The turn- 
pike cost about $3000.00 and was free to all travel. The 
roads of early times were fenced with rails that would be an 
extravagance now. 

In the spring of 1828 Ethan Ailing and Jabez Gilbert 
bought the stage property from Hudson to Cleveland, 
bringing the stage line through Twinsburg instead of North- 
field. This transaction brought about a tri-weekly mail and 
from one to five stages a day, also most of the other through 
travel. The venture was finally successful although Ethan 
Ailing lost $600.00 in running the stage the first season of 
seven months. Much of the freight passing between Cleve- 
land and Pittsburg was conveyed through town in "Penn- 
sylvania teams," usually six horses drawing a large covered 
(Concord) wagon. The roads were sometimes so bad that 
these Pennsylvania teams would be two days traveling from 
a point one mile northwest of the square to the higher 
ground, near the sandmill, east of town. 

Four horses were driven on the stage coaches which 
carried passengers and the mail. Jabez Gilbert was the 
most noted of the drivers. The arrival of the stage was an 
event, and nearly every boy in town sometime resolved to 
be a stage driver. 

In the middle forties the citizens of Twinsburg and 
other towns along the turnpike built a plank road, first from 
Twinsburg to Bedford and, later, from the center to Hudson. 

132 TwiNSBURG History 

A company was formed, stock issued, and the road to Bed- 
ford built. It was in use in 1849. 

No record is now available of the list of stockholders, but 
it is known that Ezra Starkweather and Lewis Parks were 
two of the directors of the company. 

Anson White and Orrin P. Nichols, who had a steam 
sawmill just north of the present residence of Henry A. 
Bissell, furnished the oak and chestnut plank of which the 
road was constructed. Eli Thompson had the contract for 
the stone culverts between Twinsburg and Bedford. 

While the plank road was a great improvement over the 
dirt turnpike, it was never a financial success. The con- 
struction of the Cleveland and Pittsburg railway in the 
early fifties caused a change in the mail route and through 
travel. Also much of the heavy teaming was diverted to the 
Macedonia road. 

There was a tollgate about a mile northwest of the 
square, and a more substantial one in Bedford a mile or more 
over the county line. The tollgate on the Hudson road was 
near the town line. Toll was collected for travel on the road 
until the early sixties, but by that time the road had become 
so worn and rough that the collection of toll was discon- 
tinued. Soon the Twinsburg plank road became only a 
memory of the past, and remained a total loss to the stock- 


When the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railway Company 
was preparing to build a road between Cleveland and 
Pittsburg Twinsburg was along the route proposed. Natur- 
ally those who lived along the stage route did not take 
kindly to the plan, nor did the owners of the stage property. 
Others feared an undesirable class of citizens would come 
with the railway, some even predicting as inevitable a change 
in the political status of the town. At any rate, so much 
hostility to the plan was evidenced that the railway was 
finally located three and a half miles west of the center, and 
even at that distance its construction sealed the doom of the 
stage line. To this generation the matter might easily seem 
to have been managed with little foresight, but it is well to 
remember that in those days railways were so new that the 

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people could not really know the value to a community gf a 
good railroad. 

Even then Twinsburg was destined to share in the 
promotion of a railway. As the C. & P. neared completion 
the desirability of a branch through the southern part of the 
county, Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, connecting with the C. 
and P. at Hudson became apparent to many. In order to 
secure this "Akron Branch," by a special act of the Legisla- 
ture March 24, 1851, authority was given the county com- 
missioners, with consent of the legal voters, to subscribe for 
^100,000.00 of the stock of the company and to borrow the 
money on bonds not less than ^100.00 each at a rate of 
interest not exceeding seven percent. At the special election, 
June 21, 1 85 1, for the adoption of the new State Constitution 
Twinsburg voted against the bond issue 156 to 3. Neverthe- 
less, the measure carried and for twelve or thirteen years 
Twinsburg helped build what since 1881 has been known as 
the C. A. & C. R. R 

But until 1880 Twinsburg was without a railroad. A 
few years prior to that time surveys were made for what was 
known as the Waddell line and some grading was done. 
Evidence of this can still be seen both east and west of 
North street a few rods north of the square. However the 
project was abandoned and it is very difficult to obtain much 
reliable information concerning it. 

In 1880 the Connotton Valley R. R. was built, passing 
one-half mile east of the center. It was a narrow gauge road 
extending from Cleveland to Canton and on to Bowerstown 
in Harrison county. Later it became the Cleveland and 
Canton and as such was brought to standard gauge. For 
several years it has been known as the Wheeling and Lake 
Erie and has had a steadily increasing business. It is diffi- 
cult to even imagine what the present condition of Twins- 
burg would be had not a railroad been available during more 
recent years. In return, Twinsburg has given a large amount 
of business to the railway. 

The Connotton Valley railroad brought also the tele- 
graph to Twinsburg. At first the American Rapid Tele- 
graph Co. operated the Connotton Valley lines through 
Twinsburg. The Postal Telegraph Co. was the product of 
evolution from the Rapid, through the Bankers and Mer- 

134 TwiNSBURG History 

chants and the United lines. Its first office in Twinsburg 
was established in 1882 with Fred D. Barber in charge. His 
successor was R. F. Campbell. A .W. Elliott took the office 
in 1 891, remaining until 1908. John Leach next held the 
position until his tragic death from electric shock in 191 3. 
M. McLaughlin now has charge of the work here. In 1882 
there were only two wires, by 189 1 there were four, two large 
and two small compounds, and the steadily increasing 
volume of business has necessitated additions. This is the 
first test station this side of Cleveland and is considered 
quite important by the company. 

From time to time there have been prospects of a trolley 
through the township and investigatory surveys have been 
made, but no very earnest attempts have ever been made 
toward any such object. 


The road from Bedford to Hudson has been improved 
with a 14-ft. brick pavement, but except that the dirt roads 
receive far better care, they remain much as the early settlers 
left them. A short street has recently been opened running 
west from just south of the old Ailing store to provide access 
to the new Crankshaw allotment. 

In her hundredth year Twinsburg has seen auto bus 
service instituted along the old plank road. Several round 
trips daily are made between Hudson and Harvard Avenue, 
much to the satisfaction of the townspeople. 

There is little doubt that the improvement of her roads 
is Twinsburg's greatest problem. To those who know the 
usual enterprise of the townspeople it may seem strange 
that more has not been done. However, it is no small task 
to construct and maintain approximately thirty miles of 
good roads. Climatic conditions, a varied soil, the presence 
of quicksand in many places and the increased traffic make 
dirt roads impractical at least one-third of the year. But the 
cost of materials and labor to construct roads that can 
withstand the rapid and heavy traffic now so common is 
prohibitive if borne by the township alone, and that the 
problem is not local may be readily inferred from a recent 
newspaper item: "In twelve hours' time Sunday (Sep. 17, 
1916), 2476 autos passed a certain point on the Hudson 
road and an expert who knew the make and cost of the 

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autos counted up what passed in 10 minutes and the amount 
was $56,000.00." 

The county has aided, and probably will do so again 
in the construction of the main roads, but to the township 
those who live on the secondary roads must look for help. 
These roads can be improved at much less expense and at 
the same time be less provocative of misuse than those more 
extensively traveled. Much of Twinsburg's future depends 
upon how this problem is met. While the solution of this 
problem may bring new ones to be solved, it will solve some 
that are as old as the town itself. 


In times long gone by travelers could not so readily pass 
through Twinsburg and a place to find refreshment was a 
necessity. Even in 18 17 there seems to have been some 
warrant for calling the Alling's log house "Hotel Ailing." 
Quick to discover opportunities, and perhaps mindful of the 
tavern his father kept on the Derby turnpike, Ethan Ailing 
in 1825 began the construction, near the southeast corner of 
the square, of the town's first tavern. It was completed the 
next year, Mr. Ailing moved in on Dec. 6, 1826, and with a 
Christmas ball formally opened the tavern. In the spring 
of 183 1 he rented the tavern to Samuel Edgerly. In 1835 
David Grant was the proprietor. It was probably later that 
he had a hotel where the present Masonic building stands. 
In the meantime, probably in 1830, another hotel had been 
built by Otis and Eli Boise. It is still standing on the east 
side of the square. Northwest of the square on the Bedford 
road, where Mrs. Boose now lives, Edwin Richardson kept a 
hotel as also did Park Clark. Ezra Starkweather, for many 
years, kept a hotel on the Cleveland road and had a flourish- 
ing business. The house still stands, being the last in Twins- 
burg on that road. Among those who were proprietors of the 
present hotel were Edwin Richardson, L. Bailey, (perhaps 
Messrs. Chase and Thompson,) Hiram Kelly, E. W. Clark, 
Granger Blackman, Messrs. Hawkins, Lewis, Luke, Nicho- 
demus, Stein, Mrs. Betsey Clark, John Blackman and H. A. 

Mr. Elmore Clark had the longest proprietorship, from 
1854 till 1885. When he took possession of the hotel, 
probably about November 15, his friends insisted he should 

136 TwiNSBURG History 

give a Christmas ball. He thought it impossible as there 
was no barn in which the horses could be properly cared for. 
They replied that he could build one for the occasion. He 
thought the time too short but agreed to make the trial and 
the race with time began. The trees had yet to be felled and 
the lumber prepared from them. The greatest difficulty 
experienced was that of securing proficient "scorers." When 
the night of the ball arrived Edwin Barber was driving the 
last nail by lantern light when the first horse was brought to 
the barn. A record probably impossible to duplicate today! 

Another unusual feature of the Twinsburg hotel is the 
fact that John Madden for forty consecutive years sat at the 
same place at the hotel table. Now in his eighty-seventh 
year he vividly recalls many stirring events of those earlier 

The time is past when highways and hotels can be 
neglected without endangering the future of the town. 
Doubtless the next few years will bring great improvements 
to Twinsburg. Certainly if the needs and desires of the 
community are considered with the zeal and unselfishness 
our forefathers so often manifested, and with the intelli- 
gence of which the community is highly capable the following 
years will mean much to Twinsburg. 


It seems that most of the early settlers came here 
intending to make agriculture their chief pursuit, and Twins- 
burg has ever remained an agricultural township though 
never entirely destitute of industries. It would be futile and 
serve no real purpose to attempt any fine distinction between 
industrial and agricultural life and, in the early days, such 
a distinction was utterly impossible. Very independent 
were our forefathers. Few were the absolute requirements 
for life that they could not produce, though there were 
some, and it is very possible they enjoyed their hard earned 
independence fully as much as this generation does its 

Although they styled themselves farmers they really 
were, in many respects, manufacturers. From the forests 
they wrought lumber and made homes and rude furniture. 
The skill attained by many of those early woodsmen might 
easily seem impossible today. From the maples they ob- 
tained sap and made their maple sugar. From their sheep 
and cattle wool and hides were obtained and converted into 
garments and other coverings. From the milk butter and 
cheese were made. The fields produced wheat and corn 
which were ground into flour and meal. 

But they did not carry their independence too far. 
They desired to establish a community, not to live each 
family to itself. A man could make a shelter for his family 
from logs, but he wanted a frame house and barn and was 
glad to patronize a sawmill to get them. A well filled corn 
or wheat bin might insure against hunger, but a grist mill 
served infinitely better than rude home processes in con- 
verting the grain into flour and meal. The law of demand 
and supply operates as well in the forest as in the metropolis. 
In 1817 Elisha Loomis erected a sawmill and in 1818 Elias 
Mather built a gristmill at the falls in the southeastern part 
of town. The gristmill did not enjoy a monopoly of all the 
grain since by 1821 Joel Thompson had a distillery in opera- 
tion at the spring on the present Frank Scoutten place. It 
was soon abandoned because of the lack of rye. 

In time other mills were erected, but those at Mills- 
ville were responsible for much of the early development 

138 TwiNSBURG History 

of the town. With sawn lumber available the carpenter 
became a very busy and much sought man. Great hardware 
stores were a matter of the future and to the "village black- 
smith" fell many tasks other than shoeing horses and oxen. 
Oliver Clark was the town's first blacksmith and his shop 
probably stood on the lot where the bank now does. When 
the stage route was through the town the blacksmith pros- 
pered. With sometimes as many as fifty horses stabled at 
the tavern barn and ofttimes almost impassable roads one 
can readily perceive why there were several blacksmiths in 
town. Probably the difficulties in transportation and the 
fact that the early wagons were made almost entirely of 
wood accounted for the presence of several wagon makers. 
Where the blacksmith and wagon maker flourished naturally 
the harness maker found plenty of employment. When the 
cooper and the tinner began work in town is not known, 
but it seems certain the requirements of early times would 
make the cooper a busy man. The tasks then done by the 
tinner were very different from those exacted of him 
today. The carpenter was aided in the transformation of 
the wilderness by the labors of the mason. Frederick 
Stanley was listed in i860 as a mason. As he came to 
Twinsburg in 1817 he was doubtless the town's first mason. 
At one time Zeno Parmelee was engaged in the manu- 
facture of brick. He lived then on the Solon road where 
Charles Chambers now does and planted the large sycamore 
tree that now stands in front of the house. Later he built 
a house of brick west of the present Masonic hall. 

From a notice concerning "mills for sale" in the Ohio 
Observer in 1834 we obtain some information relating to the 
mills at Millsville. The gristmill is described as having two 
pairs of four and one-half foot burr stones, with bolting and 
screening machines. The sawmill is said to have a capacity 
of from 500,000 to 600,000 feet of lumber yearly, with 
twelve and a half acres of land for mill yard purposes. A 
frame house, springs, quarries and eighty-two acres of land 
are also offered for sale. The notice is signed by J. W. 
Wolsey for the owners in New York. 

Apollos White had a sawmill on Tinker creek where the 
road from the Solon road to the Cleveland road crosses the 
creek. In the later thirties he sold the best of whitewood, 

Industries 139 

ash, oak and hickory lumber at from $6.00 to $8.00 per 
thousand feet. Mr. Gibbs had a gristmill close by Mr. 
White's mill. It was later owned by Mr. Ledsham and 
burned in 1865. Orrin P. Nichols and Anson White ran a 
steam sawmill on the Cleveland road just north of the resi- 
dence of H. A. Bissell. Justus Herrick operated another 
on the Hudson road. For many years Gideon Mills operated 
a portable sawmill. 

Jay Brewster built a sawmill east from the hotel. He 
sold to George Boose who still operates it. A cidermill is 
worked each season also by Mr. Boose. 

The old-fashioned gristmill has disappeared. In the 
nineties Mr. Hardin built one near the depot but it was not 
used long and, with some additions, has been used as feed 
mill and store. Luton Hanchett, W. H. Boose, E. Bowen 
and Bissell and Roach have successively been proprietors, 
the last named firm at present conducting a feed and coal 

There came a time when it seemed that milk products 
could be handled collectively better than individually. 
Andrews and Ingersoll had dealt extensively in dairy 
products and H. Ailing had a building for storing cheese 
where the town hall now stands. The building burned in 
1866. In i860 the sales from dairy products were estimated 
at about ^75,000. The butter and cheese factory seemed 
the answer to the query as to how to best handle the in- 
creasing amount of milk. For several years part of the old 
Institute building was used as a cheese factory where some- 
times the milk from fourteen hundred cows was used. Later 
factories sprang up in all directions. William Wilcox 
operated one on the Solon road, Lorenzo Riley one on 
Liberty street, Solomon Oviatt one at the old mills, George 
Haggett one on the Hudson road, the latter two being later 
owned by Mr. Straight. Much milk from Twinsburg was 
taken to the factory at the four corners on the Macedonia 
road, and some at another just over the line in Bedford. 
Now for many years most of the milk produced here has 
been shipped to Cleveland. 

Nature was kind to Twinsburg in storing a goodly 
supply of sandstone both east and west of the center. From 
the time of the first settlement stone had been used freely, 

140 TwiNSBURG History 

but until the C. and P. R. R. was in process of construction 
comparatively little went out of town. Until the Con- 
notton Valley R. R. was built Macedonia was the shipping 
point of most of the stone sent outside. Here the stone 
lies so near the surface that it can be readily quarried and 
consequently many small quarries have been worked. 
Among those engaged in quarrying have been A. N. Stanley, 
Nelson Doubrava, N. Herrick, D. and C. Herrick, H. Dun- 
shee, Gardner Parmelee and Boose Bros. 

About 1882 the late C. F. Emery purchased about 16 
acres of land of David McElroy and erected a mill for 
crushing sand. The mill has a capacity of from 130 to 140 
tons per day, the sand being used in foundry work. The 
late William Twerell worked as engineer in this mill over 
twenty-five years. William Twerell, Jr., has been foreman 
of the quarry for twenty-seven years, making thirty-four 
years he has worked in the same quarry. Mr. Alfred Emery 
is the present owner. 

In 1908 a company consisting of Ezra Atwater, George 
Manlove and Alfred Emery purchased of H. Chambers the 
old J. F. Wright farm and erected a sand and gravel mill 
north of the W. & L. E. depot. The sand is used in foundries 
and the gravel in concrete block construction. These sand- 
mills are Twinsburg's present greatest venture in the in- 
dustrial field. 

While not a manufacturing town herself Twinsburg has 
ever been a liberal patron of the industries of others and it 
may not be amiss at this point to make some mention of the 
business carried on in the town, though it is obviously im- 
possible to treat the subject as fully as would be desirable. 

The first store in town (1829) was the bar in AUing's 
tavern and the stock of goods consisted of tobacco and 
Scotch snuff, costing $3.50. In 183 1 Mr. Ailing built a 
house in front of where the Crankshaw home is located and 
the wing was used as a store. When Mr. Ailing built the 
present Dr. R. B. Chamberlin house he moved this wing to 
his new location where it has since been used as a shop. In 
1835 he built the store now occupied by E. J. McCreery and 
for the first time went to New York for goods. In 1847 he 
sold, exclusive of flour, salt and produce, ^14,000 worth of 
goods. He was succeeded in business by his sons Francis A. 

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and George Hoadley Ailing. Since the death in 1856 of 
G. H. Ailing the building has been occupied by S. H. Bishop 
& Son, Bishop & Chamberlin, Wilcox & Lamb, Wm. McKin- 
ney, Messrs. Armstrong and Bull, Luton Hanchett, Seth 
Hanchett, Chamberlin & Tucker, L. K. Chamberlin and 
E. J. McCreery. 

There is a vast difference between the stock carried in 
the first store and those of the present. To one who for the 
first time investigates the resources of the country general 
store there are many surprises. That the town can maintain 
two such stores, besides feed and hardware stores, is an 
indication of the progress made by the citizens both in 
culture and in material possessions. 

South from the Ailing store Andrews and Ingersoll had 
a store. Across the Cleveland road from AUing's, John 
Odell built a store and was for a time associated with 
Hector Taylor. Mr. Odell sold to A. L. Nelson. After the 
building burned Mr. Nelson built, on the same site, the 
present cement one owned by Mrs. Amanda Tucker, and 
housing the postoffice, telephone exchange and library. 
Hector Taylor built a store a few feet to the east and was in 
partnership with Edwin Richardson. The building now, 
with an additional story, stands north of the McCreery store. 
Next stood the old Baptist church and east of that a small 
building used at one time as a shoemaker's shop by R. A.. 
Bailey, and for a time by Edward Crouse as a tinner's shop^ 
The Baptists later acquired the Free-will Baptist church an ^ 
for many years Mr. Crouse had his business housed in thi 
old Baptist church building. His son, Edward B. Crouse, 
still uses it for his hardware and tinning business. Hart and 
Dodge had a store at the corner of the square and Solon road 
and south of them John and Peter Madden had their 
merchant tailoring establishment. Succeeding the Madden 
brothers were George Mizer, William Fee, Chamberlin and 
Tucker and the present proprietors, A. E. and G. L. Bishop. 
South of the Maddens' store Ed E. Parmelee had a harness 
business. Here also was sometimes the postoffice and the 
first telegraph office. On the corner, just across from the 
hotel, was the famous "Jimmy" Hill store. Mr. Hill built 
and, for a brief period, lived in the present Charles Wagner 
place. On the site of the old store Fred Miller erected the 

142 TwiNSBURG History 

building now occupied by Mr. Krafton. South of the hotel 
lived Royal Taylor and later, Mr. James Alexander. Mr. 
George Boose now owns the place. Next came the building 
erected in 1832 by the Congregationalists, later, as 
part of the Bissell Institute, called "Lyceum Hall," 
still later used as a public school building and at present 
owned by Miss M. F. Alford. At the southeast corner of the 
square stood the Ailing tavern, later also used as part of the 
composite Institute building. Mrs. Franklin Post now has a 
residence on this corner. Across the road stood the tavern 
barn and east of the barn Zeno Parmelee had a blacksmith 
shop. When a mere baby his son Henry crept from this shop 
to the creek and was found asleep upon a stringer of the 
bridge. Harrison Dunshee lived for many years on the 
corner diagonally opposite the tavern, his house being part 
of the present Masonic building. South from the corner 
Thomas Parmelee had a shop and next came the Abbey 
place, just north of W. Fee's present home. The Abbey 
home was considered an unusually fine house in the early 
days. Leverett Clark's farm came to the south side of the 
square, his barn stood about where the M. E. church now 
does and his house farther east. On the west side of the 
square Zeno Parmelee had a blacksmith shop just east of 
where the Congregational church stands, keeping three or 
four men employed throughout the year. The shop on the 
west road, for many years operated by Moses Roach and at 
present by Adam Stingel, was once Mr. Parmelee's. What 
was built for a Free-will Baptist church, later acquired by the 
Baptists and now used as a town hall on the Cleveland road, 
once stood north of the present Crankshaw place. East of 
the N. C. Dodge home stood James Alexander's shop. Many 
of the buildings on the west side of the square encroached 
upon the public ground and had to be moved farther west. 
For some years George Andrews and Nathan Chapman had 
a wagon shop in the building at the rear of A. N. Roach's 
residence. Across the street from the old hotel barn stood 
William Judd's blacksmith shop, later operated by J. W. 
Harlow. J. P. Garzee was another of Twinsburg's black- 
smiths, as also was Jas. Fisher and, more recently, Robert 

On the north side of the square the houses now occupied 

Industries 143 

by Mr, Carpenter and Mr. Keever were once the homes 
respectively of Aaron and Moses Wilcox. The former was 
also for many years the home of Hector Taylor. 

The Twinsburg of 1917 has little more of manufacturing 
than did the Twinsburg of 181 7. Some lumber is sawed 
during the winter months by those who still have timber, 
but most of the lumber used is shipped here from far-away 
points. Flour is purchased at the stores, even meat being 
mostly shipped in. The milk, or cream, is nearly all sent 
to Cleveland; cattle, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, wheat 
and other commodities are sent out of town and much of 
the money derived from their sale used to foster industries 
elsewhere. The standards of living are becoming more 
urban than rural. In short, Twinsburg is practically a 
suburb of a large industrial city. Surrounded by a thriving 
agricultural and dairying community, indirectly she plays 
well her part in the industrial field. A superior citizenry is 
already hers and she is well content to furnish peaceful 
homes and necessary supplies to those embroiled in the 
ceaseless whirl of industrial life. 


Perhaps no violence would be done truth by stating 
that Twinsburg's professional men have been her teachers, 
preachers and physicians. Yet such a statement might 
convey an entirely wrong impression regarding the attitude 
of the townspeople toward professional life. 

There were no professional men among the earliest 
settlers. Such a condition would now seem intolerable, but 
it was usual and almost inevitable in early sparsely settled 
communities. It is an additional evidence of the character 
and training of the pioneers that they keenly felt this lack 
and sought to remedy it. The needs of the sick and suffering 
first spurred the people to action. 

When the first resident physician, Dr. William O'Bryan, 
came to Twinsburg we do not know except that it was after 
1823, and even in 183 1 Dr. Town, of Hudson, was Twins- 
burg's nearest physician. In the early times Twinsburg 
depended upon Drs. Israel Town and Oliver Mills, of Hud- 
son, when severe sickness manifested itself. At a later date 
Drs. Selby and Stevens were here and by i860 the town had 
four physicians: Seymour A. Collins, John G. Stearns, A. P. 
Clark and S. A. Freeman. Of this group only Dr. Seth A. 
Freeman remained long in active practice here. In his early 
manhood he was an expert worker in iron, working in the 
large carriage shops of Lowman of Cleveland and later, here 
in the blacksmith shop of J. W. Harlow. While still working 
at his trade he began alone the study of medicine and after 
taking one course of lectures began his long practice. He 
died in 1902 after a very active life, his ability recognized 
far beyond his home town by both the laity and the medi- 
cal profession. 

Dr. Luman G. Griste came to Twinsburg in 1871, began 
practicing medicine in 1872 and completed his medical 
course in 1874. Mrs. Griste studied with her husband and 
has shared with him the labors over an extensive territory 
where they have made for themselves a host of grateful and 
devoted friends. It may with propriety be here mentioned 
that the entire Griste family have been engaged in profes- 
sions. Their daughter, Mrs. Ethel Griste Viall, besides 
being an accomplished musician is also a successful teacher, 

Professional Life ^145 

and their son, the late Lemar Griste, at the time of his death 
in 1902 as a chemist was employed by the Mineral Point 
Zinc Co. of N. Chicago as superintendent. Furthermore, 
Mrs. Griste is a sister of the late Dr. S. A, Freeman. Al- 
together a record, not frequently excelled ! 

Dr. R. B. Chamberlin graduated from the dental 
department of Western Reserve University in 1901 and 
began practicing here as a dentist. The study of disease and 
medic ine was, however, so attractive to him that he con- 
tinued his studies, graduating from Cleveland Medical 
School in 1904. He has a rapidly increasing practice and 
as much dental work as he can spare time for. 

When compared with other towns that have no resident 
physicians Twinsburg is exceedingly well favored, being 
able also to easily obtain specialists from Cleveland when it 
is desirable. 

Among the teachers in the public schools there have 
been comparatively very few who could be properly called 
professionals. Most of the teachers in the earlier schools 
were young folk who saw in teaching an opportunity to earn 
a little — and the word is used advisedly — money and to 
whom teaching was an incident, not a goal. Since the 
establishment of the high school and the reorganization of 
the school system the condition has changed. As the 
founder of the Bissell Institute the Rev. Samuel Bissell was 
a shining example of the value to a community of a man 
dedicated to the cause of education. 

As a pastor Rev. Mr. Bissell was the first resident minister 
in the town. Previous to 1828 Rev. Mr. Seward of Aurora, 
Rev. Mr. Hanford of Hudson, and the Methodist circuit riders 
had been relied upon for preaching services. In other chapters 
concerning the schools, churches and music the reader has 
learned of the faithful services of Twinsburg's preachers and 

But Twinsburg has done better than to provide homes 
and work for professional men. She has trained the youth 
entrusted her and sent them far away, but always calls 
them hers. The names of men long gone from here, such as 
McKenny, White, Fairchild, Kerruish, Marvin, Voris, 
Ingersol, Knowlton, Wilson, Pokagon and Hazen link 
Twinsburg forever with professional life. 

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Since the passing of the old Institute and the multipli- 
cation of special schools the public schools have simply pro- 
vided a good foundation and the inspiration for specializa- 
tion. Many students have gone from Twinsburg to institu- 
tions of higher learning, such as Adelbert College, Western 
Reserve University, Case, Oberlin, Wooster, Mt. Union, 
Erie, Hiram, Dennison, Valparaiso and other colleges with 
the purpose of taking up some profession. It would be 
impossible to mention all but among them are J. C. Black- 
man, C. W. Hempstead and Charles Jones in ministerial 
work; W. H. Gillie, Harvey Brenizer and Albert Chapman 
practicing law; W. P. Chamberlin, R. B. Chamberlain and 
J. O. Nelson practicing medicine; Mrs. Ethel G. Viall, Mrs. 
Lenora L. Pascoe, Clare B. Hempstead and Harry Carrier 
teaching, and Clyde Cochran as electrician; Roy Stingel, a 
teacher of pharmacy at Case School, W. S. Lister, attorney- 
at-law in Cleveland, and P. P. Evans, consulting engineer, 
make Twinsburg their home. 

As facilities for easy travel between Cleveland and 
Twinsburg are increased probably many will avail them- 
selves of homes in Twinsburg and it is hoped a goodly 
number of the town's own sons and daughters may be 
among the number. 



History tells us that the first mills erected in Twinsburg 
were a sawmill in 1817, a gristmill in 1818, and a distillery 
in 1821. We also are told that the whiskey was carried 
away in gallon bottles as fast as it ran from the pipes. 
However, on account of the difficulty in obtaining rye, this 
distillery did not long continue in operation. 

That first distillery and whiskey bottles have caused 
Twinsburg a deal of trouble. Liquor drinking was made 
popular by the fact that liquor was served at all house and 
barn raisings. As the population increased business also 
increased. For years liquor was free to be bought or sold at 
the stores and no questions asked. At the close of the Civil 
War the U. S. government put a revenue on liquor, and later 
the state required the vendor of liquors to have a license. 

Intemperance seemed to be on the increase everywhere 
and there was great agitation all over the country regarding 
it. There began to be organizations in our own town. The 
"Sons of Temperance" did good and faithful work to down 
the monster, but it had gotten an iron grasp on Twinsburg. 
The people became alarmed and went to work with a will. 
They knew it would be a hard pull, and a long pull, but they 
were confident victory would finally crown their efforts. We 
already had a few laws that, if enforced, would help our 

The building on the corner across from the hotel was 
owned by Mr. James Hill who kept a store of general mer- 
chandise, both dry and wet goods, and curiosities of all 
description. Surely Dickens would have called it another 
"Old Curiosity Shop." Mr. Hill was a unique character and 
everything in the building was characteristic of himself. 
On the first floor were dry goods and all sorts of implements 
and notions; in the basement were all kinds of wet goods; 
wines, whisky, brandy, rum and New Orleans molasses. In 
1872 Mr. Hill died and Mr. A. L. Nelson was appointed 
administrator. All the goods were sold except the wet goods 
which were removed to the stone store on the northwest 

148 TwiNSBURG History 

corner of the square. Here they were sold and the supply 
replenished as soon as necessary. It was not long before 
there began lively times in the old town of Twinsburg. Old 
men, young men and even boys were soon drawn into the 
vortex. Mothers began to be alarmed for their sons, and 
wives for their husbands. In the meantime the proprietor 
had purchased the Hill building and fitted it up for a saloon 
and soon had men behind the bar dealing out intoxicants. 
For some time this was the only place in town where the 
nefarious business of selling liquor was carried on for the 
purpose solely of making money. 

This business affected not only our own town, but the 
surrounding country felt the baneful influence of the 
Twinsburg saloon. Topers would drive into town and their 
horses would stand for hours, pelted by the merciless storms, 
while they, inside, were preparing for the doom that surely 
awaited them. I would here assure my readers that I know 
whereof I speak for I have lived to see the awful results of 
that saloon. 

The ladies of Twinsburg, thinking it time to have 
something done to stay the tide of intemperance in our own 
town, and stimulated to action by the success of our sisters 
in other places, resolved to do all they could toward the 
suppression of this growing evil. Several meetings were held 
before any society was formed. A permanent organization 
was talked of and it was finally decided to have a society 
with a constitution and officers. A committee was appointed 
to draft a constitution, and a meeting was appointed for 
April 8, 1874, in the M. E. church. This meeting, which 
opened with singing and prayer, was largely attended. 
The proposed constitution was read, accepted and signed by 
sixty ladies. Thus the "Ladies' Temperance League of 
Twinsburg" came into existence. A pledge was drawn and 
circulated. Out of a population of seven hundred only two 
hundred and eighty signatures were secured. This result 
was partly due to the fact that so many were ardently 
attached to the use of hard cider kept by many of our citi- 
zens who would not discard it from their cellars. 

Nevertheless the temperance ball was kept rolling. 
The League's prayer meetings were held every week inter- 
spersed with lectures and mass meetings. Special days 

The Fight for Temperance 149 

devoted to prayer and fasting were well observed. It is a 
duty and a privilege to give special mention of the great help 
and encouragement the League received from our pastors, 
Rev. Mr. Ely of the M. E. church, Rev. Mr. Post of the Con- 
gregational church, and Rev. Mr. Thompson and Rev. Mr. 
Hall of the Baptist church, and their wives; also the noble 
women of whom were Mrs. S. M. Bissell, Mrs. J. North and 
many others who were equally faithful. These pastors spared 
themselves neither day nor night, preaching in their pulpits, 
recommending and trying to secure speakers, working among 
the men, rallying the people for the public lectures and mass 
meetings. During this time no opportunity was lost to 
endeavor to persuade the proprietor of the saloon to abandon 
his ungodly business. Time after time our League sent a 
delegation to plead with him, but it seemingly was useless. 
He claimed that he was in a legitimate business, that he was 
a benefit to the town, that he helped the government, and, 
furthermore, that one cause of intemperance was "the over 
anxiety of mothers for their sons," it "having a tendency to 
destroy their manhood." He said he found nothing in the 
Bible that forbade the selling of liquor. He expressed his 
willingness to have the ladies visit him again but intimated 
the closet was a more suitable place to pray for him than any 
public place. The ladies promptly assured him the closet 
had not been neglected in importuning the aid of a Higher 
Power in his behalf. 

So the women of Twinsburg worked on, prayed on. 
The battle was on, the crusade never faltered. They never 
lost sight of the object for which they worked and prayed. 

An appeal had been prepared and circulated throughout 
the town. This appeal, signed by one hundred and eighty- 
two ladies was presented to the proprietor of the saloon and 
he was asked to sign the Druggists Pledge. He declined. He 
was then asked if he would be willing to have services held 
in his store. He said he would like it very much as it would 
be something new. A selection from the Bible was read, a 
hymn sung, a number of prayers offered, all joined in singing 
"Nearer, my God to Thee" and the ladies passed out, feeling 
their labors and prayers were in vain. Yet we still remem- 
bered that God is ever in his watch-tower. 

At our annual meeting May 11, 1877, a resolution was 

150 TwiNSBURG History 

adopted that the name of this society be changed from 
"Ladies' Temperance League" to "Woman's Christian 
Temperance Union." 

About this time five men were appointed to secure 
speakers for the evening mass meetings. The following were 
some of the speakers secured : Rev. Mr McRoot of Hudson, 
O., Rev. Josiah Strong, Hudson, O., Jay O. Dell, Cleveland, 
Mr. Dissette, Cleveland, Senator Goodhue, Akron, O., 
Judge Marvin, Akron, O., and Captain Fishure, Akron, O. 
The influence of these lectures were good and great and 
everlasting. The workers were encouraged, the work began 
to be more popular and some who had been indifferent 
began to climb into the temperance water wagon. 

In May, 1878, a wave of the Murphy movement reached 
us. We had public meetings nearly every evening for a 
number of weeks. The work was carried on under the 
auspices of the W. C. T. U., assisted by the five men who 
secured the speakers. May 3, 1878, Elder Early of Bedford 
and Mr. Flick of Newburg spoke of the reformation and 
work of Mr. Murphy. It was a most impressive service. 
One hundred signed the pledge and wore home the badge. 
The help received from our pastors was a remarkable factor 
in forming public sentiment during this crusade. It was the 
general thought and expression that no legislation had ever 
succeeded in making men good, the reform must come from 
within. A prayer made by one of our pastors will never be 
forgotten by those who heard him. He prayed thus: "O 
God, we pray Thee that, if it is possible, we pray Thee, con- 
vert the saloon keepers; but if it is not possible, we pray 
Thee to sweep them off the face of the earth. Amen." 
This minister was the father of three nice boys who were 
daily exposed to the awful influence of the Twinsburg 

State legislation had placed some restrictions upon 
liquor selling, especially as to selling on Sundays and to 
minors and habitual drunkards. Our people were convinced 
that liquor was being unlawfully sold in Twinsburg, yet 
they could obtain no evidence. 

Forbearance ceased to be a virtue and two of our men 
went to Cleveland and secured two or three secret service 
men to come and board at the hotel. If I remember rightly 

The Fight for Temperance 151 

they came as stone contractors, there being a number of 
stone quarries being worked at that time. The detectives 
spent most of their time loafing about the saloon and soon 
found out just what they were expected to learn, namely, 
that liquor was being sold on Sunday and that habitual 
drunkards, minors, and anybody with the price could obtain 
liquor. As a result the whole saloon squad was arrested, 
taken to Akron, tried and convicted — and in some slick way 
skipped the country. For the latter condition of affairs 
Twinsburg was, for several reasons, very thankful. 

I am reminded of an incident of about this time. We 
were planning and preparing for a big temperance rally to 
be held soon. Brother Charles Lane said to me, "Mrs. 
Fessenden, you women have been singing and praying for 
years. Now there is going to be something doing." "Yes," 
said I, "that is just what we have been doing — praying that 
you men might take a little interest and responsibility in this 
reform work. And now, don't you see, our prayers are being 
answered.?" "Well," said he, "I guess that is so." 

Twinsburg began to realize what a blessing it was to be 
rid of a saloon and the accompanying disgrace. The reform 
work went on. The W. C. T. U. kept the subject before the 
people by holding special meetings and conventions. Much 
credit is due the good men who were a great help in every 
effort for reform. There began an agitation to hold an 
election under the Local Option law. Finally the election 
was held and Twinsburg was voted "dry" and has ever since 
continued dry. 

Twinsburg has a priceless heritage in the devoted 
service of the Christian sisters who labored so faithfully in 
the days now passed. 

The W. C. T. U. has been fortunate in having faithful 
workers enter the ranks year after year, until now we have 
a strong and flourishing organization. When the three 
churches were in a prosperous condition it was the custom 
to elect an officer from each church. In 1893 Mrs. A. J. 
Brown was elected second vice president from the Baptist 
church, and in 1897 was elected president of the Union, and 
as such she has continued most of the time since, ever faith- 
fully keeping before us the object of our organization. Mrs. 

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Ethel Twerell and Mrs. Sadie Twerell have since both been 
presidents of the Union. 

Of those who belonged to the first organization only- 
three have continuously maintained their membership. 
They are Miss Nellie Dodge, Miss Sabra Dodge and Mrs. 
Mary Fessenden. 


The Twinsburg Fair 

The people of Twinsburg and adjoining townships, 
being largely interested in agriculture and dairying, decided, 
in the early fifties, to hold a local fair for the display of the 
results of their labors. 

The first Twinsburg fair was held in the fall of 1853 on 
the public square at the center of the township. A large tent 
was erected at the northwest corner of the square where the 
main display of agricultural products was made and the 
remainder of the ground was used for the live stock on 

There being no fence enclosing the exhibit, in order to 
finance this township fair, men were stationed at the 
corners of the square where the different roads centered, and 
pay was collected of the farmers and others as they came to 
the exhibition. 

This form of fair was continued for two or three years, 
and attracted more than local interest. As a result, Twins- 
burg, Hudson, Northfield, Solon, Aurora, Bedford, Bain- 
bridge and Streetsboro joined together and formed the 
"Union Agricultural Society." 

Grounds were purchased consisting of nearly thirteen 
acres of land a short distance east of the center between the 
roads to Aurora and the depot, and were fitted up with 
buildings, a trotting track, judges' stand and all the neces- 
sary fixtures for a successful display of the products of the 
territory included in the society. 

The first fair held on the new grounds, September, 1856, 
was a great success, both in the variety and large number of 
articles on exhibition, and in the attendance which was much 
larger than expected. 

These fairs were continued for about fifteen years attract- 
ing a large number of people who came to view the exhibits 
and who enjoyed meeting the exhibitors and their friends. 
In the later sixties, some of the most active promoters, 
having moved away, and others having died, it was decided 
to discontinue the meetings and the last fair was held in 

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The grounds were sold in 1872 to Albert N. Stanley, the 
affairs of the society were closed, and the "Union Agricul- 
tural Society" remains now only a memory to the older 
citizens of Twinsburg and adjoining townships. 

At present there are six dwelling houses on the grounds 
where the Twinsburg Fair formerly was held each year. 

The Female Benevolent Association 

The history of Twinsburg would not be complete 
without mention being made of the philanthropic work of 
the Female Benevolent Association. A band of ladies met 
on January 31, 1855, ^^^ organized this society. Its object 
was to supply pecuniary aid to the local destitute poor, and 
to aid in the several benevolent objects of the day. Their 
Preamble reads thus: "Whereas, the various objects of 
Benevolence urge constantly increasing efforts, and demands 
upon the Christian public for the enlarged exercise of their 
charity, both at home and abroad, and wishing to exert our 
ability for the relief of the suffering, and for the evangeliza- 
tion of the world — 

"And whereas, we believe that by uniting our labors we 
may not only accomplish much more real good, and at the 
same time benefit ourselves by cultivating the social affec- 
tions, and creating a greater harmony of feeling and interest, 
we the ladies of Twinsburg organize ourselves into a Benevo- 
lent Association, or Sewing Society." 

The membership fee was twelve and one-half cents, 
payable annually, and "the contribution of such work as they 
are able to perform at their regular meetings once in two 
weeks." Besides the membership fee, the ladies contributed 
ready-made garments, or material for them. The records 
tell us in one year 88 garments were made. 

Besides lending assistance to the needy of the town, 
boxes of clothing were sent annually to one of the following 
named benevolent institutions: Home Missionary Society, 
Indian Orphan Society, American Female Guardian Society, 
Girls Industrial School. The total value of the boxes sent 
amounted to nearly ^230, and averaged over $32. The 
existence of this Association was only seven years, but it can 
be readily seen these ladies did valiant work. The first 
officers elected were: Mrs. (Rev.) J. H. Scott, pres., Mrs. 

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H. Cannon, vice pres., Mrs. J. W. Dodge, sec'y-) Mrs. J. N. 
Higley, treas.; managers, Mrs. G. H. Ailing, Mrs. J. Her- 
rick, Mrs. J. T. Herrick, Mrs. L. Parks, Mrs. F. Sheldon, 
Mrs. G. Stanley, Mrs. S. Stephens, Mrs. L. Cannon. It is of 
interest to read the names of those who were members. 
Besides those named as officers, there were Mrs. Lewis 
Ailing, Mrs. Ethan Ailing, Mrs. Wm. Andrews, Mrs. A. 
Atwater, Mrs. S. Bentley, Mrs. S. Bissell, Mrs. E. B. Bissell, 
Mrs. Sanford Bishop, Mrs. A. V. Bishop, Mrs. David 
Bissell, Mrs. Bryant, Mrs. I. Cannon, Mrs. E. Crouse, Mrs. 
Burton, Mrs. S. A. Collins, Mrs. Jane Chamberlain, Mrs. 
Cochrane, Mrs. J. P. Garzee, Mrs. E. Herrick, Mrs. D. 
Herrick, Mrs. Samuel Herrick, Mrs. B. C. Herrick, Mrs. 
Augustus Herrick, Mrs. N. Herrick, Mrs. J. M. Hart, Mrs. 
M. Holmes, Mrs. J. Lane, Mrs. Chauncey Lane, Mrs. 
Matherson, Mrs. A. L. Nelson, Mrs. Silvia Parmelee, Mrs. 
J. R. Parmelee, Mrs. Wm. Porter, Mrs. D. W. Richardson, 
Mrs. S. Redfield, Mrs. L. Riley, Mrs. S. Richard, Mrs. E. 
Starkweather, Mrs. Dr. Stevens, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. E. S. 
Smith, Mrs. C. O. Stimson, Mrs. H. Taylor, Mrs. S. G. 
Trembath, Mrs. E. Thompson, Mrs. White, Mrs. Wilson, 
Mrs. Wm. Wilcox, Mrs. H. Young, Misses M. Beardsley, 
S. Beardsley, Lucia Bissell, Laura Bissell, A. Gilbert, Delia 
Hart, Caroline Herrick, Esther Herrick, C. Lane, Harriet 
Lane, Lucy Mills, M. E. Parmelee, Lizzie Parks, Maria 
Quigley, Dolly Gove. Only two of these members are living 
in town at the present time, viz. : Mrs. L. Cannon, and Miss 
Maria Quigley. 

Another society called the Soldiers Aid Society was 
organized about 1861, which caused a division in the efforts 
of the ladies, and in April, 1862, "the Societies postponed 
for a time." 

Summit Lodge No. 213, F. &. A. M. 

Am_ong the enduring institutions of Twinsburg should 
be mentioned the "Old Masonic Lodge" which for over 
half a century has contributed to the fraternal spirit of its 
many loyal members. 

In the early fifties a dispensation was granted to a cer- 
tain fev/ Freemasons who held memberships in lodges of the 
New England States and, having come as pioneers to Twins- 

156 TwiNSBURG History 

burg, desired to form a new lodge here. These brethren, 
after holding meetings under dispensation for some time, 
applied for a charter of the Grand Lodge. In 1856 a charter 
was granted them with the following Twinsburg pioneers as 
charter members: 

S. A. Andrews, G. H. Ailing, W. Crankshaw, Silas 
Oviatt, Solon S. Lacy, Hector Taylor, W. H. Andrews, 
Henry Boswell, John Dodge and Eli Thompson. 

This lodge obtained suitable rooms in the old cheese 
storage house situated on the Cleveland road on the lot now 
occupied by the present town hall. The lower rooms were 
used to store cheese which was undergoing the ripening 
process. The upper hall was for the freemasons and many 
strange stories have been told by outsiders of the mysterious 
events which often occurred in that old masonic hall. 

In 1866 the hall was destroyed by fire and but for M. O' 
Neal all books, jewels, charter and Bible, recently presented 
by the ladies, would have been lost. These were taken by 
him to the home now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. 
Prentiss where they were kept until the new hall was built 
which was completed the same fall. The new hall is the 
present "Old Masonic Hall" on the southeast corner of the 
park. It was formerly the residence of Harrison Dunshee 
from whom it was purchased. An addition of 24 feet was 
built to it and it has been used ever since for lodge purposes. 

The early fifties found many chapter Masons in this 
locality and soon a charter was granted which was dated 
1857 and a thriving chapter soon was working. These 
members also contributed to the erection of the new Masonic 
Hall and were given a third interest in it by so doing. 

The charter members of this chapter which was Summit 
No. 74 were as follows: S. A. Andrews, A. W. Clark, A. 
Mills, J. W. Dodge, E. C. Holmes, O. Riley, S. Bryum, Wm. 
H. Andrews, A. Ingersoll, G. H. Ailing. 

Changes in jurisdiction of the chapter lodges necessi- 
tated the removal of this chapter some years later to Bedford 
where it now is located. The Blue Lodge still remained at 
Twinsburg where it has always been found active and 
fulfilling its mission to those "who seek." 

The present membership of fifty-four speaks highly of 
the consideration that is given Masonry in so small a juris- 

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diction as is commonly found in the present system of 
cuting down size of jurisdictions by chartering new lodges. 
This sketch would not be complete without reference to the 
names of a few "Brothers" who have given years of loyal 
support to "Old Summit." In this relationship we mention 
A. P. Clark, S. A. Andrews, J. T. Hempstead, E. A. Parme- 
lee, J. D. Scoutten, N. A. Chapman, Oliver Roniger. 

Junior Order United American Mechanics 
John Osman Baldwin 

Twin City Council No. 187, Jr. O. U. A. M., should 
be remembered among the defunct organizations of this 
town, not for the things it did not or could not accomplish, 
but for the good and the influence it did exert In the few 
brief years of its existence; it is with a sense of delicacy that 
I write in its memoriam. This is not a history of the Order, 
it is only a few remarks pertaining to a worthy organization 
which "came and saw" and — disbanded in August, 1897. 

Twin City Council No. 187, Jr. O. U. A. M., was in- 
stituted October 31, 1891, in Twinsburg, O., by Oliver H. 
Perry Council No. 88, of Kent, O., with about twenty-five 
charter members, and remained an active organization for 
six years. Her declaration of principles were intensely 
patriotic. The objects of the Order stood for the good of our 
common country. It was one of the finest schools of patriot- 
ism with which any young man of American birth could 
identify himself. 

During its career in this town, it made its influence felt 
in many ways, and was the fountain head of the sentiment 
in this community which led to the placing of an American 
flag upon our public school building, long before there was a 
law in this state requiring one to be there. In fact, the 
Subordinate Councils of this Order were the ones who were 
instrumental in placing a law upon the statute books of 
Ohio requiring a flag to be placed upon every public school 
building in this state, and a Bible therein. 

The Council in Twinsburg instituted Councils in Hud- 
son, O., and in Solon, O., and assisted in conferring the work 
upon a Council established at Talmadge. It had delegates 
to all local and state meetings, supporting patriotic action 

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and legislation. It co-operated with other Councils of like 
denomination in the good of our common country. It should 
have been encouraged and maintained, and doubtless would 
have been in existence today, not only in Twinsburg, but in 
nearly every town in our land, had not an obnoxious and 
inexorable funeral tax (which put nearly all the Councils in 
the country out of existence) been levied against them. 

The Council Hall was the scene of many pleasant and 
inspiring meetings — many open meetings were held with 
good speakers in attendance. Probably one of the best and 
most patriotic addresses ever given in this town was deliv- 
ered by Prof. A. W. Carrier, February 22, 1893. ^ copy of 
this speech may be found in the Samuel Bissell Memorial 
Library, Twinsburg, Ohio. 

To the credit and honor of its membership it may be 
said they were a unit in every good and worthy cause in the 
community during the life of the Council. It was a worthy 
organization in its time, and its teachings will last indefi- 
nitely wherever its spirt has been known, fostered and 
nourished. In these closing days of our first century, as a 
town and as a people, may her old spirit of "Virtue, Liberty 
and Patriotism" rest upon and be with us, cementing the 
bond of unity among us in a stronger brotherhood in the 
new century to come. 

The Young Women's Christian Temperance Union 

The Young Women's Christian Temperance Union was 
organized in 1889 or 1890. Miss Jessie Elliston was presi- 
dent the first year of the society's existence. She was 
succeeded by Miss Eliza Reed who continued in that position 
till the organization was discontinued. 

The society was incorporated and owned the building 
which is now the "Ink Stand." At that time the building 
stood just west of Mr. Crouse's hardware store. 

The Y's organized a Loyal Temperance Legion with 
Mrs. S. R. Hanchette as superintendent. 

At the time the society disbanded it had on hand a sum 
of money which was banked and faithfully looked after by 
Mrs. Carrie P. Rhodes. A part of this money was used to 
make possible the first lecture course and the remainder was 

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used to defray some of the expenses of the L. T. L. and to 
help with other temperance activities in the town. 

The Village Improvement Society 

In the spring of 1891 the ladies of the town arranged a 
meeting to discuss what could be done to obtain a sidewalk 
from the depot to the center of the town, there being then 
only a dirt, or mud, walk. Consequently, April 8, 1891, 
Mrs. W. C. Prentiss posted notices for a meeting in the town 

That the people were really interested was proven by a 
well filled house. A society was organized as "The Twins- 
burg Improvement Society." Membership was contingent 
only upon the payment of twenty-five cents yearly. The 
officers elected were: Pres., Mrs. W. C. Prentiss, Treas., 
Mrs. Sada Greer, Sec, Mrs. Sarah C. Bennett. 

For five years this society gave a social or entertainment 
once every three weeks. The town was canvassed and every 
one given an opportunity to help by giving either money or 
labor. About ^800.00 in cash was gotten in the five years. 
Many availed themselves of the opportunity to donate their 
labor and the work progressed favorably until there was a 
good walk from the east side of the park to the depot, and 
another from the southeast corner of the park to the school 

Upon this accomplishment of the object of its organiza- 
tion the society ceased its labors, having faithfully earned 
the gratitude of all who have profited by the untiring zeal of 
"The Twinsburg Improvement Society." 

The Victoria Woman's Club 
The Victoria Woman's Club is one of many proofs that 
the women of the town have been alert and faithful in mak- 
ing the best use of their opportunities. On the afternoon of 
February 6, 1903, a group of ladies met at the home of Mrs. 
S. R. Hanchett and organized a "Woman's Club of Twins- 
burg." The following named women were present at the 
meeting: Mrs. W. L. Askue, Mrs. E. B. Crouse, Mrs. Bert 
Chamberlin, Mrs. L. K. Chamberlin, Mrs. R. B. Chamber- 
lin, Mrs. A. W. Elliott, Mrs. S. H. Hull, Miss Hattie Lane, 
Mrs. A. T. Reed, and Mrs. Frank Twerell. 

The object of this club was agreed to be, primarily, the 

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improvement and development of its members. A careful 
perusal of its published programs gives conclusive evidence 
that this high and worthy objective was never forgotten. 
The first regular meeting was held February 27, 1903. 

The following October the name was changed to "The 
Victoria Woman's Club," and a constitution and by-laws 
adopted. Mrs. Bert Chamberlin, Mrs. Askue and Mrs. 
Hull constituted the committee on constitution and by- 
laws. They and the following were charter members: Mrs. 
L. K. Chamberlin, Mrs. E. B. Crouse, Mrs. S. R. Hanchette, 
Miss Hattie Lane, Mrs. A. T. Reed, Mrs. A. Stingel and 
Mrs. Frank Twerell. 

The meetings were held the first Friday afternoon of 
each month, the programs consisting of music, papers upon 
interesting and profitable subjects, and current events. 
Usually one of the summer meetings took the form of an 
outing at some favorite resort, and one of the mid-year 
programs was open to guests. 

Mrs. A. T. Reed was the first president and her able 
leadership did much toward the success of the club. After 
her departure Lena M. Carter, Mrs. L. K. Chamberlin and 
Mrs. L. G. Bean were presidents. 

The subjects studied during a course of years were of 
some considerable latitude. Aside from miscellaneous topics 
some special study was given to American institutions and 
government, authors and people of note, Ohio, England, 
Russia, Japan, Scandinavia, the Great Northwest, the 
Southland, the different races, Mormonism and domestic 
economy, special attention being given to current affairs. 

It is very possible that the same elements that con- 
tributed to the success of the organization may have brought 
about its discontinuance. In 191 2 so many members found 
themselves unable to give the requisite time to the work of 
the coming year that it was deemed advisable to discon- 
tinue the club, provision being made, however, for its 
resumption should such a course at a later time be con- 
sidered wise. 

The printed records show the ladies named below were 
at some time members of "The Victoria Woman's Club": 
Mrs. W. L. Askue, Mrs. L. G. Bean, Mrs. John Blackman, 
Mrs. W. R. Blackmer, Mrs. W. H. Boose, Mrs. A. W. Car- 

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rier, Lena M. Carter, Mrs. H. S. Chace, Mrs. Bert Chamber- 
lin, Mrs. L. K. Chamberlin, Mrs. R. B. Chamberlin, Mrs. 
S. H. Crankshaw, Mrs. E. B. Crouse, Mrs. George Dodge, 
Mrs. Frank Doubrava, Mrs. B. P. Forbes, Mrs. F. D. 
Green, Mrs. C. E. Griffey, Mrs. S. R. Hanchette, Mrs. Jas. 
Harper, Mrs. V. R. Hempstead, Mrs. Leonard Herrick, Mrs. 
S. H. Hull, Mrs. H. J. Janson, Mrs. Frank Lane, Miss 
Hattie Lane, Mrs. E. J. McCreery, Mrs. A. T. Reed, Miss 
Eliza Reed, Mrs. Henry Reed, Mrs. C. E. Riley, Mrs. Carrie 
Smith, Miss Mary Stanley, Mrs. A. Stingel, Mrs. Frank 
Twerell, Mrs. Fred Twerell, Mrs. Will Twerell, Mrs. Lester 

The Ladies of the Maccabees 
A flourishing hive was organized here in 1899 by 
Deputy Melva Caswell. The original membership of 
thirteen was soon increased to fifty-three, including a team 
of twenty-four well drilled guards. The Great Commander 
once pronounced this the best country hive in Ohio. A 
change in assessments caused the loss of some members, and 
the present number of members is the same as at the organi- 
zation of the hive. Death has claimed three members whose 
death claims were promptly paid upon presentation. Among 
those who have contributed largely to the activities of the 
hive have been the late Mrs. Charles Wilson and Mrs. A. J. 


The Wilcox Twins 

It was inevitable that much of romance should connect 
itself with the unusual in the lives of the Wilcox twins. It is 
probable that much of the impossible told concerning them 
had some foundation in fact and there is abundant evidence 
that their twinship possessed some uncommon features. 
Mrs. Augustus Ellsworth, daughter of Aaron Wilcox, is 
authority for the statement that the twins were like one 
soul in two bodies, that what one knew the other also knew, 
that their agreement in opinions concerning all things 
reached even to politics and religion. Once when Aaron had 
been to Connecticut on a long visit he returned unexpectedly 
at night. He lived in a log house back of where Charles 
Wagner now lives. Moses lived in a log house opposite 
where Mr. Pottinger lives. A daughter of Moses went to her 
uncle's house and found that he had returned. She hastened 
home and told her father. "Yes," he said, "I know it; he 
came at ten o'clock last night." And so it proved, though 
his only means of communication was telepathy. 

One can easily imagine many situations in which their 
remarkable likeness in appearance might have led to peculiar 
situations, but it seems certain that the similarity must have 
been in more than personal appearance, judging from this 
incident. At one time one of the twins could not make his 
usual weekly call upon the young lady he was then courting. 
He asked his brother to go in his place. The brother con- 
sented to do so and spent the evening very agreeably while 
the girl was in total ignorance as to the fact that he was not 
the twin who usually came. 

In naming the town they perpetuated the fact of this 
feeling of inseparability and in the public square the people 
of Twinsburg have, not only a beautiful park, but a mem- 
orial of a singular psychic condition. 

Shooting Stars 

In 1833 there was a very unusual meteoric display, such 

as had occurred about three times in the preceding century. 

The people on the Solon road were more religious than 

scientific. At least they believed in preparedness and. 

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thinking the end of the world had surely come, they gathered 
at Aaron Post's, where Charles Schmalzle now lives, and 
held a prayer meeting. Orrin Tucker lived next door, where 
Mrs. Bonner now does. They strongly urged him to join 
them and spend the remaining time in prayer. But he was 
either better read or more observant than they and refused. 
After further urging he finally said, "Boys, when I see Venus 
start I'll come." He had evidently noticed that the fixed 
stars and planets were all in their proper places. 

The Drought of 1845 
Once a century is sufficiently frequent for such a con- 
dition as existed in 1845, "the year of the great dry spell." 
For many weeks no rain fell; streams became dry; crops 
were ruined; pastures left bare as the road. At first, the 
farmers thought such a condition could not long continue. 
They daily drove their cattle long distances for water or 
hauled water to them. Later many herds were driven to the 
southern part of the state where they remained until relief 
came. As the condition began to become serious only the 
least valuable of the herds were disposed of, but later 
animals valued at ^80.00 or thereabouts were sold for ^5.00. 
Had it not been for the many good springs with which 
Twinsburg is abundantly favored much more suffering 
would have resulted. 

The Flood of 1913 
So recent was this occurrence that it seems little an 
event of a past century. The fact that the township has a 
considerable elevation makes the matter less worthy of 
mention from the point of damage suffered. On Easter 
Sunday, March, 1913, a gentle rain began to fall. This rain 
continued, increasingly heavy, for three days. Of course, 
like all other streams. Tinker creek overflowed her banks. 
The W. & L. E. railroad, like nearly all other railroads in 
Ohio, suspended operations for a time. Much inconvenience 
was experienced, and some damage done along the creek; 
culverts were washed out, cellars flooded, fences carried 
away. But when Twinsburg's condition was compared with 
that of many other towns in Ohio her people felt they might 
well be thankful for an uncommonly fortunate place of 

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The Underground Railroad 
In general, the Western Reserve inclined very strongly 
toward the abolition of slavery in those stormy years pre- 
ceding the Civil War. Hudson was the boyhood home of 
John Brown and, at a later time, he gathered and stored 
some of the ''sinews of war" within the confines of Summit 
Co. But the fact that Twinsburg's public school building 
was torn down by the Loco-focos because it was being used 
for anti-slavery meetings shows plainly that the friends of 
abolition did not have all things to their own liking. For 
many years previous to the war politics seethed with accusa- 
tions and recriminations. That the escaping slaves had 
many friends here was well known, and that a branch of the 
underground railroad was operated through Twinsburg was 
an open secret. Probably slaves were sometimes secreted in 
Twinsburg but commonly Twinsburg's activity was ex- 
pressed by the zeal of some of her citizens in conveying the 
refugees from Hudson, or elsewhere, to points north of town. 
Some of the citizens were subjected to suspicion because of 
their well-known attitude favoring putting right above an 
unjust law, and in later years there were mild rumors to the 
effect that some men, never suspected of complicity in the 
business, were really very efficient servants of down-trodden 
humanity. It is a sad time in a nation's history when men 
feel they cannot rightly obey the country's laws; but when 
war raised its ugly head Twinsburg showed her love of 
country was sincere and earnest. 

The Great Sleigh Ride of 1856 
The unusually good and long continued sleighing in the 
winter of 1855-56 led to many local sleighing parties. Con- 
siderable neighborly rivalry was stimulated and this led to a 
series of contests among neighboring townships. A rude 
flag, ridiculously embellished, soon became a prized posses- 
sion. Solon, the first town to gain the flag, was deprived of 
it by Twinsburg, the first town in Summit Co. to win it. 
This victory required sixteen four-horse teams of Twinsburg. 
The flag was successively won by Bedford, Brecksville, 
Royalton, Boston, Independence, Hudson and finally Rich- 
field with seventy-three four-horse teams. The excitement 
had become so intense and widespread that it was deter- 

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mined to make a final, tri-county contest. This was held 
March 15, 1856, Summit county winning with one hundred 
and sixty-two four and six-horse teams. A few days later 
Medina county sent one hundred and eighty-two similar 
teams to Akron. They took the flag with them back to 
Medina county, but through a veritable sea of mud. A 
string of bells used during this contest may, during the 
sleighing season, still be heard merrily jingling along the 
Macedonia road. 


A matter usually ignored until necessity compels 
attention Is that of a proper place of burial. For several 
years after the settlement of Twinsburg burials were made 
on the farms. But such an arrangement was far from 
satisfactory, and did not appeal to a people of New England 
birth and training. Accordingly the township bought an 
acre of land northeast of the square for a public burying 
ground. The first burial made there was that of Lucretia 
Hull who died September 9, 1823. This burying ground 
sufficed until In the middle forties. In the winter of 1845-6 
there was some agitation regarding a new cemetery but no 
action was taken by the town. 

Mr. Ethan Ailing was convinced that a dlff"erent 
arrangement was timely, and accordingly purchased of Park 
B. Clark and others one and a half acres of land a short 
distance southwest of the public square. After grading, 
fencing, and allotting, he planted locust trees. June i, 1846, 
he offered at public sale the lots of Locust Grove cemetery 
for from three to six dollars per lot. But few lots were ever 
bought until necessity arose for their use. 

At first Mr. Ailing proposed to give lots to those who 
were unable to purchase a place for burying their dead, but 
becoming convinced the privilege was abused he substituted 
the plan of selling a single grave, letting the town bear the 
expense. In 1855 he proposed selling one quarter of the 
ground to the town for such a purpose but the voters rejected 
the plan. 

In i860 a new fence became an Imperative necessity, 
and it was thought stone would be both cheaper and more 
durable than iron. The owners of lots in the cemetery were 
asked to state what they would contribute toward the 
expense that would be incurred in building a fence according 
to the following specifications: "Fence to contain four 
courses of stone, and to be 5 ft. 6 in. high, including under- 
pinning, to-wit: 1st, or foundation stone, 2 ft. square; 2d 
course 18 In. bed and 16 in. thick; 3d course 15 In. bed and 
14 in. thick; 4th course 12 in. bed and 12 in. thick. Should 
enough be subscribed the work will be done the coming 

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Locust Grove Cemetery 



Cemetery Lane 

The Hotel 

The Second Academy Building 

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season. Surplus funds, if any, accounted for. No fence, no 
pay. Signed, Ethan Ailing." 

Subscriptions amounting to $1140 were secured and the 
work was commenced the last day of March. The entire 
work was completed by November 17, i860, at "a cost of 
$1,079.66." A strip of land 3 ft. wide was bought upon 
which to build the fence, bringing the cost of the improve- 
ments, including road and repairs, to $1850. 

The first burial, July 5, 1846, in Locust Grove Cemetery 
was that of James Henri, the oldest man in town at the time 
of his death, he being 83 years of age. By December 31, 
i860, there had been 221 interments. There were 318 
deaths in Twinsburg from July, 1841, till December 31, 
i860, of whom 108 were under 5 years, 9 over 80 years, and 
one over 90 years. Of the 221 who were buried in Locust 
Grove Cemetery by i860 we know the causes of deaths of 
about one-half. Of these 34 died of consumption, 26 of old 
age, 5 of dropsy, 4 of typhus fever, 3 of heart disease, 2 of 
cancer, and one of smallpox. 

In 1870 Mr. Lewis Ailing deeded the driveway to the 
township, and in 1889 the town acquired possession of the 
cemetery, Mr. S. H. Lane, Mr. C. B. Lane, and William 
Rudd being the township trustees. By 1903 the cemetery 
had become so crowded that the town, M. Roniger, C. E. 
Riley, and W. C. Prentiss being trustees, bought a strip of 
land to the south containing one acre. Soon after the town 
came into possession of the roadway, land to the east of it 
was purchased and in 1872 the vault built thereon. 

More recently the driveway was made wider and other- 
wise improved. The beautiful hard-head work at the en- 
trance was done in 1907, the late Gardner Parmelee having 
the contract for the work. 

Twinsburg takes pride in a well-kept resting place for 
those who are done with life's toil. Many are brought here 
from other places for burial. To them, in death as well as in 
years long gone, Twinsburg is home. 


W. S. Lister 

It was the writer's privilege to come into the life and 
affairs of Twinsburg in the spring of 1908. There was little 
to suggest the former activity and glory of the town. The 
"Founders" had all gone, and their prowess and many other 
sterling qualities were but memories to the remaining few 
who remembered them. The Bissell Institute and the 
towering figure of its proprietor were no more, and the 
thrill which the presence of the students of this school gave 
to the town was no longer felt. 

According to accounts of the town's activities in its 
earlier history, there was much that reminds one of rural 
life as it was made to appear by poets and fiction writers of a 
generation or two gone by. If the halo and charm attaching 
to country life, as depicted in story books, ever had any 
justification in fact, this justification was furnished in the 
life actually lived in Twinsburg between the years 1830 and 
1 870. But from about 1 870 on the currents of life moved too 
swiftly for communities like Twinsburg, that were near large 
cities. They couldn't even stand still without becoming a 
sort of backwater. Stagnation became inevitable. 

It was characteristic of such communities, after having 
passed through the period between 1870 and 1900, that the 
population was predominantly composed of the aged and the 
middle aged. Few young men were to be found. When they 
reached early manhood or even advanced boyhood, they 
sought the larger spheres of life in which to work out their 
destinies. This flight by the young men caused a like move- 
ment among the girls or left them behind to face spinster- 

Twinsburg, in 1908, showed marked effects of this 
hegira of young men and young women. 

The town, however, was quite ready to make emergence 
from its quiescence of several decades, as is attested by the 
rapidity with which it moved to effect its transformation. 
It is difficult to go back in memory, even so short a time, and 
reconstruct conditions as they existed in 1908, and it is not 
essential; but as the writer has been requested to tell the 
story of Twinsburg's later development, it may be proper 

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to set out here, and with approximate order, some of the 
principal things that have come to pass in that time: 

1. An unified telephone service, with local capital and 
local exchanges. 

2. A library providing free books and magazines, and a 
reading room. 

3. A centralized school, in place of the old sub-district 

4. A water system, serving almost every householder, 
in and about the center, so organized as to be a 
community utility. 

5. A bank, with purely local capital, directed by 
responsible citizens, and devoted to the interests of 
the community. 

6. Pavement completed from Akron to Cleveland, 
inauguration of bus service, reproducing the stage- 
coach lines of the early days. 

7. Electric light and power service, making possible 
street and house lighting, and bringing to everyone 
within the limit of the service lines the possibility 
of affecting many labor-saving conveniences at 
slight cost. 

To attempt a full statement of the facts surrounding the 
accomplishment of each of the above enumerated improve- 
ments, would require the space of this entire volume. The 
principal facts are within the knowledge of many, though 
there are some misconceptions in the minds of the people of 
the community generally with regard to some of them. For 
the benefit of future generations, and in order that there may 
be available to every one an exact statement of facts, which 
can be verified by documentary and living witnesses, the 
following brief summary is deemed to be justified: 

The Hudson Telephone Company 
Mr. James W. Ellsworth, under date of October 20, 
1907, made a proposition to the village of Hudson, whereby, 
under certain conditions, he ofi^ered to provide said village 
with sewer and water systems, and with an electric lighting 
plant, the principal condition attaching to said ofi"er being 
the removal from the streets of said village of all overhead 
wires. This ofi"er was duly accepted by ordinance of the 

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council of said village passed on the tenth day of December, 
1907, and negotiations were opened with the Central Union 
Telephone Company, operating the Bell lines, and the 
Akron People's Telephone Company, operating the in- 
dependent lines, with a view to having their wires placed in 
underground conduits. The village representatives and the 
said Telephone Companies were unable to agree. A boycott 
of the Telephone Companies was attempted, but accom- 
plished nothing that was helpful. It was the cause, however, 
of the service being greatly neglected. 

In the summer of 1909 the writer approached Mr. W. C. 
Wood, the present manager of the above company, a practi- 
cal telephone man, and, together with him, worked out a 
plan for meeting the situation. This plan involved the 
formation of The Hudson Telephone Company, the purchase 
by it of the Bell and independent properties, and compliance 
with the requirements of Mr. Ellsworth's proposition. It 
further involved the raising of ^25,000.00 of capital, through 
the co-operation of some of Hudson's public spirited citizens. 
It required more than a year's time in which to consummate 
the transaction, owing largely to the fact that Mr. Ellsworth 
was in Europe and some of the proposals had to be sent to 
him for approval. 

Not since the installation of the telephone in Twinsburg 
in 1882 has the town been without telephone service, but, in 
many particulars, the results were only indifferently satis- 
factory. Some of the difficulties encountered are indicated 
by the fact that immediately previous to consolidation there 
were sixty instruments operated under the Bell system and 
seventeen under that of the Akron People's. 

The result of this accomplishment gives Twinsburg, as 
well as Hudson, a telephone service that is equal to the best, 
having available to each of her one hundred and twenty-six 
subscribers, through one instrument, connection with every 
telephone user in the country. It also gave Twinsburg a 
local switchboard, which brings it into closer touch in case 
of trouble, and tends to facilitate the service. 

The Samuel Bissell Memorial Library Association 
The above institution was brought into existence follow- 
ing a number of meetings, held in the fall of 1909 and the 

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winter of 1910, to consider the needs of the community. A 
committee was appointed to make a survey and report. 
This committee comprised the following: Rev. Alfred Walls, 
Rev. W. R. Blackmer, A. W. Elliott, L. G. Bean and W. S. 
Lister. The report of this committee, recommending "that 
a library association be formed, and that arrangements be 
perfected for housing a library in connection with one or 
other of the places at present open to the public," was 

The association was formed at a meeting held at the 
Congregational Church in the spring of 1910, and the follow- 
ing officers were chosen: President, W. S. Lister, Vice-Presi- 
dent, E. A. Parmelee, Secretary, A. W. Elliott, Treasurer, 
L. G. Bean, Librarian, Rev. W. R. Blackmer. 

More than one hundred people joined in making up a 
fund in excess of $600.00, which fund was used in equipping 
and furnishing a room in the building of Mrs. Amanda 
Tucker, and on May 7, 1910, the Library was formally 
opened. Miss Mary E. Downey, then state library organ- 
izer, was present at the opening, and spoke. 

For a short time a charge was made for the issuance of 
books but, by arrangement with the township trustees and 
the board of education, this was dispensed with, and levy is 
now made by the trustees for maintenance, and the board 
of education makes contributions for the purchase and 
repair of books. 

The library is in great need, however, of assistance, 
outside of the help it receives from the taxing authorities, 
and it is to be hoped that some of the citizens will find it in 
their hearts to make provision for it by will or otherwise. 

There are 2475 volumes on the shelves of the library, of 
which 900 are fiction. There are seventeen magazines con- 
stantly available on the tables. The library room is open 
from eight a. m. to eight p. m., and is well patronized and 
fully appreciated. 

The present oflficers are as follows: President, W. S. 
Lister; Vice-President, Ray Bissell; Secretary, Miss Edna 
Chambers; Treasurer, A. R. Mountjoy; Librarian, Miss 
Lena M. Carter. 

Annually, on the 22nd day of February, the Association 
meets to hear reports of officers, and to elect new officers. 

172 TwiNSBURG History 

To these meetings all the families resident in the township 
are invited, and the adult members thereof present at such 
meetings are entitled to vote. A dinner is served by the 
ladies of one or other of the churches. Good music is pro- 
vided, and usually a speaker from outside the township. 
The attendance at these meetings has seldom been fewer 
than one hundred. 

The Centralized School 

This change was brought about in the year 1910, 
through the fact that the small sub-district school buildings 
were generally in poor condition, and changes were required 
to be made in the center building owing to the action of the 
State in condemning the same, because of improper or in- 
sufficient means for heating and ventilation. 

The Board of Education at that time had the following 

P. P. Evans, Dr. R. B. Chamberlin, O. H. Bennett, 
Frank K. Doubrava and Mrs. W. S. Lister. The Board 
recommended centralization on the ground that it would 
render unnecessary further expenditures on the small out- 
lying buildings, would justify a greater outlay for the center 
building, and was in line with progressive ideas obtaining 

Following a mass meeting held in the town hall at 
which both sides were presented, and much feeling mani- 
fested, the question was submitted to the voters on June 4, 
1910. The result showed about two-thirds of the electors 
voting favoring centralization and about one-third thereof 
opposing it. 

Accordingly, the center building was reconstructed to 
care for all the children of the township, except those from 
the Dell District, which, by consent of all parties was left out 
of the centralization scheme, and in September of 1910 the 
school opened under the new arrangement. 

In consequence of centralization it soon became ap- 
parent that the school grounds were entirely inadequate. 
An opportunity offered for acquiring a little over five acres 
of land between the school building and Tinker's Creek, but 
the Board of Education was not in funds to take advantage 
of it. Upon learning of this situation, Mr. C. E. Riley, Mr. 

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C. B. Lane and Mr. O. H. Bennett offered to purchase the 
said land and hold it for a reasonable time for the benefit of 
the schools, and with the right in the Board of Education to 
acquire the property at any time for the sum of $800.00 (the 
purchase price), with the understanding that interest on 
this sum and the taxes would be paid, for the use of the land. 
In accordance with this arrangement the property has ever 
since been held in the name of C. E. Riley, trustee, for the 
above purpose. It is to be hoped that the time will soon 
come when these public spirited men may be relieved of this 

The Wilcoxton Water Company 
Twinsburg people for many years boasted of its ledges, 
and of the springs issuing therefrom, but few communities 
were so poorly supplied with water conveniences until the 
completion of the present system in the fall of 191 2. This 
lack caused the writer, soon after his settlement in Twins- 
burg, to canvas the springs of the neighborhood for a source 
of supply that might be available for use and justify develop- 
ment. This canvas established the conviction that the 
spring now used is the best single source of supply, as the 
flow is fairly constant throughout the year, the water is 
reasonably soft and the elevation above the center about 80 

The chief difficulty was, of course, financial. After 
consideration of various possible methods of procedure, the 
writer decided to lay before Mrs. Celestia E. Wilcox, the 
owner of the above spring, the entire matter of furnishing 
the town with a water system. Mrs. Wilcox's response, after 
full consideration, was most generous. She accepted without 
qualification the method outlined, and signed the following 
proposal which was submitted to her: 

"Twinsburg, Ohio, Oct. 4, 191 1. 
Mr. W. S. Lister, 

Twinsburg, Ohio. 
Dear Sir: 

Following our several conversations, I hereby offer and agree 
upon the formation of a corporation (hereinafter referred to as the 
"Water Company") by April i, 1912, with a subscribed capital of 
not less than $2,000.00, having for its purpose the supplying of 
water to the people in and about the center of Twinsburg Town- 

174 TwiNSBURG History 

ship, Summit County, to grant and convey to such corporation a 
perpetual right in and to the water flowing from the large spring 
on the 70 acre tract of land owned by me, and situated on 
the East side of the highway leading from Twinsburg to Solon, 
upon the conditions and subject to the restrictions following, to-wit: 

1. Sufficient water shall be left flowing from said spring to 
meet all requirements for watering farm animals in pasture on said 
70 acres of land. 

2. Water shall be furnished to the dwelling houses now on 
said 70 acre tract and on the 10 acre tract now owned by me on the 
West side of the highway opposite said 70 acre tract and the water- 
ing trough in front thereof, in sufficient quantities for all domestic 
purposes, but not less than is now flowing at said places. 

3. The water taken from said spring shall be delivered and 
kept continually available for use at the Public Square and School 
House lot at said Twinsburg Center. 

4. As a condition precedent to the making of said grant and 
conveyance, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Education of 
said Township shall, respectively, by resolution, agree to provide 
and furnish, within one year from the date of said grant and con- 
veyance, suitable drinking founts at said locations. 

5. So much of the water as is not required for the purposes 
aforesaid, may be used by the people living in and about said 
Center upon such terms and conditions and subject to such rules, 
regulations and restrictions as may be fixed and imposed by said 
Water Company. 

6. Said grant and conveyance shall carry with it the right to 
said Water Company at any time to enter upon so much of said 70 
acre tract as may be necessary to properly improve, safeguard and 
protect said spring, and to build and construct suitable reservoirs 
and housings, to lay and maintain water pipe lines from said spring 
to the said highway and to do all things incident thereto — provided 
that, in the laying of such pipe lines, the same shall be placed at 
such depth as will not interfere with cultivation of the land. 

7. Said grant and conveyance shall also contain a provision 
that, upon the incorporation of the territory in and about said 
Center into a village, such village shall at any time have the right to 
acquire, take over and enjoy all the rights in said spring passing 
under said grant and all property of said Water Company, upon 
paying to such Water Company a sum equal to the value of all the 
property and improvements then owned by said Water Company, 
exclusive of the rights in said spring, and an agreement on the part 
of said village to furnish water to all persons then receiving water 
from said Water Company at the same rentals as will be charged by 
such village generally for like service. 

(SIGNED) Celestia E. Wilcox." 

Immediately this offer was signed, a survey was made 
and an estimate formed of the requirements for develop- 

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ment, both from a financial as well as physical standpoint. 
In this matter the engineering ability and services of Mr. 
P. P. Evans were of great value. 

Considerable time and effort were required to secure 
the funds necessary, but this was ultimately accomplished, 
and on April 29, 19 12, the above Company was incorporated, 
and the work of construction undertaken. 

By the terms of the Articles of Incorporation, among 
other things it is provided: 

"The purpose for which said corporation is formed Is to meet 
the conditions of a gift of Celestia E. Wilcox of Twinsburg Town- 
ship, Summit County, Ohio, under date of October 4, 191 1;" (set 
forth above) ; "and for the purpose of doing only such things as are 
necessary or incidental to meet and carry out the purpose of said 
gift, with power to make regulations for the government of said 
corporation, and to make and enforce terms, rules and conditions 
for the use of said water — said terms, rules and conditions to be 
such as to enable said corporation to be self-sustaining, to make 
repayment to its stockholders of its paid up capital and the pay- 
ment of any indebtedness incurred by it — but the utilities of said 
corporation shall not be operated for profit, nor shall any officer, 
director or stockholder at any time receive any compensation or 
profit from said corporation or from the operation of said utilities." 

The Company has a capitalization of ^5000.00, and 
issued bonds for a like aggregate sum. A share of stock was 
issued to the purchaser of each bond of ^100.00, and an 
effort was made to limit the individual holdings of stock by 
giving the bonds the widest possible distribution throughout 
the township and among the friends of the town. It is to be 
hoped that these shares will remain so far as possible with 
the original investors until the system can be taken over by 
the community when it shall be organized into a village. 
No good can result from the concentration of this stock in 
the hands of a few, and the people who are enjoying the 
benefits of this convenience should jealously guard and keep 
their shares of stock in order that they may have part in the 
management and direction of the business, and assist in 
safeguarding, the interests of the water users who, after all, 
are the real parties in interest. 

More recently the Company has acquired the tract on 
which the spring and reservoir are situated, with a view of 
protecting the environs thereof, and will retain sufficient 

176 TwiNSBURG History 

land to make the source of the town's water secure against 
possible invasion or contamination. 

The Board of Directors of the Company at present 
comprises the following: C. B. Lane, C. E. Riley, A. W. 
Elliott, E. B. Grouse, C. F. Grouse, P. P. Evans, S. H. 
Grankshaw, R. B. Ghamberlin and W. S. Lister. 

Its officers are: 

President, W. S. Lister; Vice President, G. F. Grouse; 
Treasurer, P. P. Evans; Secretary, A. W. Elliott; Superin- 
tendent, S. H. Grankshaw. 

The TwiNSBURG Banking Gompany 

To all appearances a more quixotic performance would 
be difficult to imagine than the actual methods adopted and 
pursued by Mr. E. O. Ghristy in the promotion and organiza- 
tion of the above bank. He came to Twinsburg in the fall of 
191 1, without introduction of any sort, and was a stranger to 
practically everyone in the town. He immediately an- 
nounced in the stores, and to persons he met casually, that he 
had come to organize a bank, and then proceeded to set 
forth the advantage of such an institution and the methods 
he had used in other places and proposed to follow in 
Twinsburg. The people at first smiled as they listened, 
thinking that the explanation lay in a weak or overwrought 
mentality. Among themselves they joked about the 
matter, but very few took any serious interest in the man or 
the subject. 

After a sojourn in the town of several weeks, and with- 
out having asked or received any assurances, Mr. Ghristy 
left Twinsburg and went to Ghicago to spend the winter. 
He returned, however, in the fore part of April following and 
immediately took up the agitation for a bank, and con- 
tinued without cessation until the full capital was sub- 
scribed, the organization effected, and the building nearly 
constructed and equipped. 

He was not robust in health during any of his stay in 
Twinsburg, and much of his work was done under conditions 
that suggested hospital care, but by sheer will power he held 
himself to the task he had set himself and could not see the 
work neglected. In mid-summer of 191 2, however, he sue- 

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cumbed to his illness and was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, 
Cleveland, where in September, 191 2, he died. 

The bank was formally opened on November 11, 1912, 
and has proven itself a great convenience to the community. 
It has a capital of ^25,000.00 and its deposits at present 
aggregate $129,402.04. Its surplus and undivided profits 
total $3,728.55. Its present Board of Directors comprises 
the following: O. H. Bennett, G. L. Bishop, H. A. Cochran, 
C. H. Craemer, W. H. ChamberHn, P. P. Evans, V. R. 
Hempstead, A. R. Mountjoy, C. E. Riley. 

Its officers are as follows: President, C. E. Riley, Vice 
President, G. L. Bishop, Secretary, A. J. Brown, Treasurer, 
O. H. Bennett, Cashier, A. R. Mountjoy. 

Electric Light and Power Service 

Unsuccessful efforts were made by Twinsburg people in 
1912 and 1913 to obtain light and power service from The 
Northern Ohio Traction and Light Company. But in the 
winter of 1914-1915 the late Mr. Will Christy, vice president 
of the company, became interested in the efforts then being 
made to secure better lighting conditions, and through his 
intercessions and kindly interest, a proposition was made by 
the company to extend its service lines so as to furnish streel^ 
and residence lighting, and power, on a basis involving the 
purchase of preferred stock of the above company sufficient 
to cover the cost ($7500.00) of the entire installation. The 
work of meeting the above requirements was left to the 
following committees: W. S. Lister, Chas. F. Crouse, P. P. 
Evans, A. W. Elliott, Edward Wilson, H. C. Gillie, A. N. 
Roach and E. J. McCreery. A lighting district was estab- 
lished by petition to the township trustees, and provision 
made for the location of twenty-four street lights at an 
expense of $18.00 per light per annum, to be covered by a 
levy upon the taxable property within the district. The 
purchase of the aforementioned stock was accomplished and 
all expenses of the proceedings had by the committee were 
covered through the co-operation of a number of public- 
spirited citizens, whose names are entitled to mention. 
They are as follows: 

C. F. Crouse W. Krafton 

A. W. Elliott A. C. Baldwin 

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H. C. Gillie J. H. Culhan 

E. J. McCreery Fred Twerell 

Roach and Bissell C. B. Lane 

A. J. Brown C. J. Wagner 

M. F. Alford S. H. Crankshaw 

E. E. Cowles A. Stingel 

A. E. and G. L. Bishop C. E. Cochran 
P. P. Evans F. D. Barber 
W. S. Dunscomb T. A. Bell 

R. O. Bissell E. S. Maxam 

E. B. Grouse M. E. Culhan 

B. G. Tucker L. H. Nichols 
Dr. L. G. Griste V. R. Hempsted 
W. W. Fee C. F. Richner 
H. M. Fowler W. S. Lister 

Akron-Cleveland Pavement 

This improvement, now just completed, was com- 
menced in the spring of 191 1. It had the active support of 
the then acting county commissioners and of the trustees of 
the townships through which it runs. It today constitutes 
one of the main arteries for public travel in northern Ohio, 
and brings Twinsburg into daily touch with many people 
from all parts of the country. 

The establishment in recent months of passenger bus 
services between Hudson and Cleveland is a substantial aid 
to the community. This service will doubtless be improved 
and elaborated as the traffic increases. 

Nothing has contributed more to the transformation of 
the town than the brick pavement, although it has brought 
with it problems that are new and serious. These problems 
grow out of the speed, reckless driving and vast number of 
automobiles upon the highway. Life and limb are put in 
great jeopardy, and unless there is soon provided by the 
State or County an adequate force of highway constabulary 
to check and control this immense traffic, the toll of killed 
and injured now so frightful will not be lessened. 


W. S. Lister 

The observance of anniversary periods in connection 
with any happening or event is an evidence of Interest in and 
admiration for the thing done and the chief actors involved. 
Fifty years ago, and in the semi-centennial year of 1867, the 
citizens were moved to make fitting commemoration of the 
township's settlement, and at the same time to honor the 
brave Union soldiers, who in response to their country's 
call had gone out from the township — some never to return, 
through the erection of the substantial monument now 
standing In the park. 

As the centennial year of 191 7 approached, there was 
generally manifest among the people of the township the 
feeling that there should be fitting celebration of the event. 
On New Year's Day of 1916 more than one hundred and 
fifty people sat down to a community dinner in the Congre- 
gational Church and listened to discussions as to possible 
methods of celebration, means for making the celebration 
of greatest possible good to the community, and the scheme 
of organization best adapted to the purpose. At this dinner 
Mr W. S. Lister was toastmaster and the following re- 
sponded to toasts, all bearing on the centennial: Dr. L. G. 
Griste, Mr. Daniel R. Taylor, Mr. Reuben Hitchcock^ 
Professor E. S. Kerr, Mr. C. B. Lane and Miss Lena M. 
Carter. Mr. Taylor, who had left the township as a boy of 
twelve years, was somewhat reminiscent. He said in part; 

"I have always felt a deep affection for this good old town, for 
here my grandfather, Daniel Richardson (for whom I was named) 
and his family came in 1824, located on the Cleveland Road, one- 
half mile west of here, and with his stalwart sons developed a farm. 
Two of his sons, Edwin and William, were for a time merchants in 
the village. Daniel W. Richardson, another son, remained upon 
the old farm (part of which is now owned by your worthy and enter- 
prising citizen, Mr. W. S. Lister) until about 1866. Some of the 
older ones of you will remember him as an active, independent and 
progressive farmer, and a thoroughly good citizen, who, if he were 
here today, would enter into the spirit of this meeting with great 
zest. Here many of the family are buried in your beautiful ceme- 
tery. Here my father. Royal Taylor, lived for a number of years 
and married my mother, Sarah Ann Richardson, Here I was born, 
in the Huldah Wilcox home at the northeast corner of the square 

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and Solon Road. Here I attended for a time Rev. Samuel Bissell's 
academy. In Tinker's Creek I learned to swim and fish. My first 
lessons in horsemanship were with my grandfather's old gray mare 

"The settlers of the Western Reserve were the sturdy sons and 
daughters of New England. No better ever settled a new country. 
Their industry, prudence, intelligence and moral worth should be 
historically preserved. Why not commence by holding a meritori- 
ous centennial celebration.'"' 

All the speakers heartily favored giving the celebration 
real character and making it fittingly commemorative, and 
those present unanimously gave this sentiment their en- 
dorsement and authorized the appointment of a committee 
of twenty-five with full power to act. This committee 
comprises the following: 

Mr. O. H. Bennett Twinsburg, Ohio 

Miss Ellen Bissell Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. W. H. Boose Twinsburg, Ohio 

Miss Lena Carter Macedonia, Ohio 

Dr. R. B. Chamberlin Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. L. K. Chamberlin Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. Ella Cochran Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. S. H. Crankshaw Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. E. B. Crouse Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. M. E. Culham Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. A. W. Elliott Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. P. P. Evans Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. W. H. Gillie Cleveland, Ohio 

Mr. John Gould Aurora, Ohio 

Dr. L. G. Griste Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. Kate Hanchett Cleveland, Ohio 

Dr. H. J. Herrick Hudson, Ohio 

Mr. Lawrence Hitchcock Cleveland, Ohio 

Mr. W. S. Lister Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. C. E. Riley Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. Anna Straight South Euclid, Ohio 

Mrs. Allah Rudgers Akron, Ohio 

Mrs. Ethel Twerell Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mr. Ranson Tyson Twinsburg, Ohio 

Mrs. C. J. Wagner Twinsburg, Ohio 

The committee immediately organized by electing the 
following officers: President, Mr. W. S. Lister, Vice- 

The Centennial Celebration i8i 

President, Mr. C. E. Riley, Secretary, Miss Ellen Bissell, 
Treasurer, Mr. P. P. Evans. Mr. C. B. Lane, though not a 
member of the committee, was elected Honorary President. 
An Executive Committee was named comprising the above 
officers and in addition Dr. H. J. Herrick, Dr. R. B. Cham- 
berlin and Mrs. C. J. Wagner. 

It was decided by the full committee, after thorough 
deliberation, to hold the centennial celebration August fifth 
to eleventh inclusive. The fifth, being Sunday, will be 
known as "Devotional Day" and will have appropriate 
exercises. The next three days will be taken up with recep- 
tions, family reunions and gatherings which will be of 
interest to the diff"erent groups. During the last three days 
there will be celebrations of a public nature. The committee 
has been assured of the co-operation of the Twinsburg Band 
which will greatly help to enliven the events of the entire 
week. An Athletic Association has been formed to develop 
and conduct all manner of sports and field events. 

The production of a pageant has been decided upon and 
Miss S. Gertrude Hadlow of Cleveland has been made 
Pageant Master and will have entire direction of the affair. 

By Miss S. Gertrude Hadlow 

No method of celebrating the anniversary of a town 
seems more fitting or gives more permanent satisfaction 
than the presentation of a pageant. 

There is every reason why this should be true. For, a 
pageant is the history of the town presented dramatically 
in the open fields and sunshine, by the co-operative effort 
of the townspeople. 

Local pride and patriotism are quickened by seeing 
enacted the heroic past, out of which the present has come. 

Pageants not only give communities a wide advertise- 
ment but they teach the valuable lesson of co-operation and 
common endeavor. For, when such an undertaking is once 
carried through, there remains a spirit of unity, which is the 
greatest strength of any institution or community. 

Mr. Louis N. Parker, "the father of modern pageantry," 
speaks of the pageant ^s being "the representation of the 
history of a town, in dramatic form, from the earliest period 

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to some later point. This is set forth in verse and prose of 
the most direct sort, and is embellished with choruses, songs, 
dances, marches, and every legitimate spectacular adjunct. 
It is acted in some beautiful and historical spot. It is acted 
by the citizens of the town themselves, their wives, their 
children, and their friends. It is acted in a spirit of sim- 
plicity and reverence, and the audience must bring the same 
spirit in watching its progress. It is not a stage-play. It is a 
lofty and dignified panorama of the town's history. And it 
is an act of local patriotism. And out of local patriotism 
grows that wider patriotism which binds the people of one 
country together. But it is more still. I confess I cannot 
conceive a pageant except as an incident in a great act of 
praise and thanksgiving." 

The "episodes" in the Pageant of Twinsburg will be 
scenes of importance in the past of the town. The "epi- 
sodes" will be linked together by "interludes" — music, 
dancing or singing — which will suggest the nature of the 
scene which is to follow. 

In a general way the Pageant of Twinsburg will follow 
the outline suggested below: 

Episode i 
Struggles of our ancestors with the savages. 
Episode 2 

1. An incident of settlement. 

2. The naming of the township. 

Episode 3 

1. An incident showing the influence and character 
of Samuel Bissell. 

2. An exhibition or activity of the Bissell Institute. 

Episode 4 

1. The Underground Railroad. 

2. The departure of troops for the Civil War. 

Episode 5 
I. Fair day at Twinsburg, of the Union Fair Asso- 

Episode 6 
I. Dedication by the "Spirit of Twinsburg" of all past 
history (all performers in all episodes) to "the 
Spirit of America." 

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It is customary to close a pageant with the singing of the 
Star-Spangled Banner by the whole cast and the audience — 
the latter, of course, on their feet. A patriotic air, sung with 
respectful fervor, brings home to the people the underlying 
patriotism of the whole performance, and sends them away 
in an exalted state of mind. 


A hundred years is a long, long time. While it has not 
been always easy to go back a century and untangle the 
threads of fact and fancy it has been less difficult than it 
would have been for our ancestors to foresee the Twinsburg 
of 191 7. To most of them the town would be a source of 
satisfaction. It is possible that in some particulars it might 
be a disappointment to a few. It might be a puzzle to 
others, but to all it would be an astonishment. A hundred 
years ago no one could anticipate the nation-wide develop- 
ments that would determine along what lines community 
life should progress. 

Doubtless the pioneers cherished their dreams as to the 
future of the town they were building and we know they 
were alert to seize opportunities to promote its growth and 
development. To their credit, and our benefit, they wisely 
left future details to be attended to in seasonable time by 
those who would be conversant with conditions then existing. 
But for the future they laid a broad and sure foundation in 
their industry, thrift, self-sacrifice, reasonable independence 
and reverence for education and religion. And these funda- 
mental virtues have survived till this day in the character of 
the townspeople. 

It is a long, long way from the old log cabin to the 
present commodious homes; from the candle to the electric 
light; from homespun to present day fabrics; from ox- 
cart to automobile; from the old well-sweep to the turning 
of a faucet; from the old blue teacup to the present 
bank; from the old log schoolhouse to the building accom- 
modating two hundred and twenty-five pupils; from 
an upper room in a gristmill to the present comfortable 
church edifices; from the mud turnpike to the brick pave- 
ment; from the infrequent weekly newspaper to the public 
reading-room, library and R. F. D.; from isolation to the 
telephone; from real estate, with improved land selling at 
$7.50 per acre, to the present 15398 acres valued at ^782,- 
220.00; from personal belongings carried in a pack to the 
present ^727,460 worth of personal property; from the little 
settlement at Millsville to the present population of 829. 

Conclusion i^ 

To this progress the early settlers and succeeding genera- 
tions have all generously contributed. 

In the preceding pages an effort has been made to give 
due honor to the founders of the town; to portray the hard- 
ships they encountered and the spirit that enabled them to 
wrest success from difficulties; to bestow proper gratitude 
upon those citizens who, through the century, have striven 
to better their community; to bring to the present genera- 
tion a keener realization of the noble past to which they are 
heirs; to give to future generations, as their right, some 
knowledge of the past that they may be inspired toward 
further achievement. 

Nothing has so heavily contributed to the realization 
that the historian's task has been inadequately performed 
as the fact that such incomplete mention has been made of 
the large number of townspeople to whom so much of credit 
and praise is justly due. Throughout her existence Twins- 
burg has always had a large majority of citizens who went 
about performing every task with fidelity, demanding little 
for themselves, giving freely of themselves and their sub- 
stance whenever need was known, quietly bearing their full 
share of life's burdens. The heart grows warm and tender 
toward these unobtrusive, faithful folk. 

That the future will bring changes all know; what 
the changes will be none know. The past is gone: its fruits 
remain. The present is with us, and with it is promise of 
rich fruitage. That the future century may be replete with 
those things that make for ideal community life is the 
burden of the heart of Twinsburg in the year 1917. 


The Story of a Hundred Years 
A Centennial Poem 


John Osman Baldwin 

The Pilgrims found a landing place upon New England's shore — 

And planted there a hardy race where pines and wild waves roar; 

Then, as the fleeting years swept by, there drifted o'er the land 
Descendants of that company, and — here today we stand. 

As children of that sturdy race whose lineage we claim, 

We aim to make this rural place ideal in fact and name — 

To foster here where maples thrive in every verdant grove, 

Each home and school, each church and shrine, for which our 
. Fathers strove. 

From the log cabin in the wild beside the wooded stream, 

To modern telephone and bank, seems like a wondrous dream; 

The avenue and paved street were once the wildwood trail; 

Sidewalks for the hurrying feet — and route of rural mail. , 

Where once the stage-coach rolled along o'er ways of corduroy, 1 

Adown the woodlands dark and long, the auto' whizzes by; ,' 

Where once the hour-glass ran its course in grains of yellow sands, i 

A town clock now with measured force ticks on — with gilded hands. I 

Where once the rustic farmer swung keen cradle thro' the grain, ' 

The busy reaper's arm is flung athwart the teeming main; ' 

Where once the busy spinning-wheel drew out the slender thread. 

The vacuum cleaner stands today, or sewing-machine instead. 

By steam we thresh the golden grain which forms our daily bread; < 

The clumsy flail is rent in twain, its blistering glory fled; 

The roller mill has thrust away the mortar's odious name; 
The tallow candle burns today in the electric flame. 

'Twas here the wily Blackbird chief led dusky warriors 'round 

From yonder steep and tangled ledge to primal hunting ground. 

'Twas here, one century ago our fathers set their seal, 

Where flowers bloom and waters flow all for the common-weal. 

Upon our east, in majesty arose Fort Lauren's walls; 

And west, in sweet serenity, the proud Cuyahoga falls; 
O, transformation marvellous! Where death and danger roam, 

A wild unbroken wilderness — a land of pleasant homes! 

Centennial Poem 187 

One hundred summer suns have gone o'er these green fields of ours; 

One hundred seasons have put forth their wealth of fruits and 
And full one hundred patriot sons braved fields of murderous flame, 

And here upon enduring stone is carved each honored name. 

Lyceum Hall is silent now, its glorious work is done; 

A central high school crowns the brow of yon hill sloping down; 
Across the way there stands enshrined a memory and a name — 

All honor to that grand good man* directing youth to fame. 

Along the shady avenue the white-walled temples rise, 

Erected when the town was new, and pointing to the skies; 

Within those courts are lessons taught, and hymns and words of prayer 
And yearning hearts thro' grace have sought and found God every- 

And here, in one great brotherhood of Compass and of Square, 
Are principles of fellowship in which its members share; 

Their history is woven into fabric of the town 

Along with many other things that give the place renown. 

The crimson tide of rum and crime, of misery and of shame. 

Was staunched, we trust, forever more, when the White Ribbons 

Like a fair wave of golden light upon a darkened shore, 

Their ensign white, a beacon bright, goes ever on before. 

And there upon the Locust Hill the Marble City lies, 

Built up by cruel dart of time, and hallowed memories; 

The pine trees guard each silent home in solemn quietness benign, 
And every monumental stone is memory's treasured shrine. 

And here we pause, to honor those who gave the splendid park 
To generations yet to come — should it not bear a mark 

In memory of those brothers twain, allied in life, in death the same? 
With us their ashes yet remain, and lingers still the noble name. 

Our pleasant river, much the same, with curves of winding shore. 
And ledges, by the loom of time, their scenic garments wore; 

From out their massive forms have come foundations firm, of stone, 
And nature seals the ruins o'er with beauty of her own. 

The pioneers now slumber in lowly beds of green. 

Where flowerets without number grace each silent scene; 

The new age now before us with blessings dropping down, 

Be one great benediction — be Twinsburg's joy and crown! 

*The Reverend Samuel Bissell, founder of education in Twinsburg. 

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A hundred noble years have gone within the scroll-writ Past; 

Adown the winding path of time the withered flowers are cast; 
Back o'er the mountains, hills and dells, to many a worthy state, 

Run golden threads which bind us all to achievement and to fate. 

The village stores still take their gain as in the years gone by; 

The same old marts, tho' changed in name, is where we sell and buy- 
And those old tavern walls — could they but tell of long ago — 

But they belong to another age, and time hath willed it so. 

My great grandsire, with axe and chain and tripod, ran the lines 

Of this fair township, which was then all clad in trees and vines. 

My grandsire set the beauteous trees upon the "village green;" 

As some have died, new ones have come to fill the ranks between. 

The landmarks of the pioneers have mostly passed away; 

They paid their tribute year by year, in building those today; 
The cooper shops and scale-board works are gathered to the past, 

Around each ruin memory lurks, and she is fading fast. 

And Ledgsham's Mills and Parmelee's Falls have felt the tooth of Time. 

And Loomis's Mills and the old plank road have fallen into line; 
And other places I might name which Clio holds in trust, 

Are gone at last to their repose, they slumber in the dust. 

And where the trailing sandstone ledge of western slopes, let down 
In pasture lots and timberlands on eastern side of town, 

A path of serpentine and black winds out across the green, 

It is the Wheeling Railway track whose smoky pall is seen. 

In years gone by, a few lead pipes brought crystal waters down 

From purling springs of purple hills to this New England town; 

But later years hath wrought a change — those clear pure waters run 
Thro' one continuous long straight main, to gladden every one. 

The seed well sown in years gone by, by loving hearts and hands, 
Along the rough and rugged way, today, in harvest stands; 

And every gift has brought to us an increase o'er the last, 

And blessings of most lasting worth, from struggles of the past. 

The fathers wrought the best they knew — resigned their all to us — 
May we to high ideals prove true and faithful to our trust; 

Bequeathing to those yet to come, as years are handed down, 
The priceless heritage of home and a progressive town! 



Genealogical Sketches of About Nine 
Hundred and Seventy-Five Families, and 
Brief Mention of about Six Hundred and 
Forty-Five Individuals, who have lived in 
Twinsburg, making about Sixteen Hundred 
and Twenty Entries, arranged alphabetically. 
Also a Roll of Honor Containing the Names 
and Residences of the Patrons of this Book, 
who showed their Faith in it by Subscribing 
for it in Advance. 

Rev. R. T. Cross 

Author of My Children's Ancestors^ etc. 


UNDOUBTEDLY this part of the book contains mis- 
takes. Some of them may be the author's own, pure 
and simple. Others belong to those who furnished 
the facts, as the author can prove by referring to the filled 
blanks and letters, which he has preserved. He has detected 
and corrected a number of mistakes which people have made 
in dates concerning themselves and their families. Some are 
due to very poor or very blind writing of names and dates. 
Some have been unwittingly copied from other books and 
documents. Even grave stone inscriptions are not always 
accurate. Sometimes the death and burial dates are con- 

Some of the family records are very incomplete, lacking 
many names, dates and facts. We simply could not get 
them, especially in the case of people who lived here so long 
ago that no living person remembers them. 

People who refused us information — there were very 
few such — even when we called at their homes, cannot com- 
plain if their family record is incomplete and incorrect. 
Even in such cases we have felt bound to give such facts as 
we could glean from others. 

Some will say: "Why, I could have told him all about 
that family if he had asked me." But we did not know that 
you knew, and so we failed to get it. 

If from the time the book is published until after the 
centennial celebration, the readers of the book will make a 
note of all mistakes and omissions and needed additions, and 
send them in, it is possible that we can print them in a sup- 
plement which can be given to the owners of books, or fur- 
nished at from ten to twenty-five cents. At any rate send in 
such mistakes, omissions, etc., as you discover, and mark 
them in your own copy of the book. 

There are about eleven names in the history of Twins- 
burg that are represented by so many individuals and families 
that for convenience of reference we have prepared charts of 
them. They were neatly copied by Mr. Walter S. Duns- 
comb and then photographed and cuts made of them. When 
daughters marry and have children the names of those 
children come of course under the father's name. 

In the case of several or many families of the same name, 
and in the case of children born in Twinsburg, we have not 
confined our record closely to township lines. The record 
will be far more valuable to the families themselves, and to 
their friends, if it includes names of children and grand- 
children born elsewhere. But of course we could not carry 
such records too far. We could not prepare a complete 
genealogy of each family. In many cases we have carried 
the line in condensed form back to the first one of the 
family who came to America, or to one who was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier. 

We have learned of some unpleasant facts in the history 
of some families, but have not felt called upon to record 
them. No murder, so far as known, has been committed in 
the township. Yet Rev. Samuel Bissell, in his record of 
deaths in the early thirties, says in parenthesis after the 
name of a certain woman: "Murdered by her husband." 
We have not told who that husband was. If the good 
Lord blots out our sins from his book we should be willing 
to do the same with the sins of our townsmen. 

Neither have we told all the good traits and deeds. We 
would gladly have done so but there was not room enough. 
These are genealogical sketches, not biographical. 

We have occasionally inserted little incidents that may 
seem trivial, but they all help to better understand the 
people and the times. Posterity has preserved such inci- 
dents and we will help pass them on. 

The preparation of these sketches has been a long 
drawn out and a very tedious task, probably taking a year 
of solid work in the past three years. Yet the author has 
enjoyed it, partly because he believes in the fun of hard 
work, and the value to a man, as Booker Washington said, of 
having a hard job on hand, and partly because he has felt 
sure that he was doing a good and abiding work for the com- 
munity. If the book is appreciated and used he has his 
reward. It is said on good authority that no township in 
Ohio has hitherto undertaken such a work as this. Twins- 
burg leads them all in the efi"ort to preserve a record of all 
her families. We are glad to help in thus putting Twinsburg 
on the map. Much credit is due the Congregational Church 
for allowing its pastor to give so much of his time to this 

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O H 







1. The people now living in Twinsburg, furnishing records 
of their own families and giving information about 
former families. 

2. Elderly people, here and elsewhere, many of whom have 
been consulted, some of them many times. 

3. Twinsburg people, or their children, living elsewhere. 
This has involved an extensive correspondence. 

4. Church rolls and records. Those of the Congregational 
Church are quite complete, covering nearly one hun- 
dred years. 

5. School registers, especially for Districts No. 7 and No. 2. 
It is a great pity that so many of those records have been 

6. Catalogs of the Twinsburg Institute. 

7. The so-called Cemetery Book, published In i860, with 
authentic early history of the town, by Ethan Ailing 
and Luman Lane. Its list of heads of families here in 
i860 is very valuable. 

8. Histories of Summit (and Portage) counties. Lane's, 
Doyle's, Perrln's and Bowen's. Their biographical 
sketches of Twinsburg people we have referred to for 
further information about those people. 

9. Atlas of Summit Co. in 1870, with map of village and 
township at that time. 

10. Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, especially 
Part 4. 

11. The census of the township taken by Rev. Samuel 
Bissell in May, 1833, the original manuscript and a copy 
made by Charles Lane. 

12. Family Genealogies, especially those of the Lane, Her- 
rlck, White and other families. 

13. Listof deaths and burials In Twinsburg since July, 1841, 
kept successively by Rhoda Green, Ethan Ailing and 
Mrs. Willard C. Prentiss. Their list is chronological 
but has been of most use after being turned into an 
alphabetical list. It contains over 1000 names. It is 
very valuable in spite of many mistakes. 

14. Inscriptions on cemetery monuments and tombstones. 

15. Record of births and deaths kept by Rev. Samuel 
Bissell during his pastorates from 1828 to 1843. 

16. Files of the Ohio Observer, published many years at 
Hudson. The Western Reserve Historical Society in 
Cleveland has the only complete file. Many books in 
that library have been consulted. 


ab. = about. 

b. — born. 

bap. =baptlzed. 

Bapt. = Baptist Church (in Twinsburg only). 

bro. = brother. 

bur. = buried. 

chh. = church. 

chil. = children. 

col. = college. 

CI. = Cleveland. 

Cong. = Congregational Church (in Twinsburg only). 

d. =died. 

dis. =dismissed. 

div. = divorced. 

d.s. =died soon. 

d.y. = died young. 

here i860 =name in i860 list in cemetery book. 

hus. =husband. 

m. = married. 

m. (2) = second marriage. 

mem. = member. 

Meth. = Methodist church (in Twinsburg only). 

prob. = probably. 

see below =see fuller sketch of person further on. 

sis. = sister. 

tea. = teacher. 

Tw. = Twinsburg. 

Tw. H. S. = Twinsburg High School. 

Tw. Inst. = Twinsburg Institute. 

unm. =unmarried. 

w. =wife. 

where = lived where. 

wid. =widow. 

"Children, by ist wife" =that all his children were by 
his first wife; "children by ist wife" (with no comma after 
children) =that there were or may have been other children. 

Lists of children are numbered, except when there are 
but few, or when the order of birth is not known. 

As a rule children born elsewhere of Twinsburg born 
people are not given, unless they are in nearby towns or 
cities. Exceptions depend partly on whether the facts were 
furnished or not. All towns and cities mentioned without a 
state are in Ohio, except names of some well known cities, 
like N. Y. City, Chicago, etc., whose names are not dupli- 
cated in Ohio. Initials are not given when the full name is 
known. In a number of cases the middle initial does not 
stand for any name but is a name by itself. In such cases it 
should have no period after it, but we have not found it 
convenient to follow that rule. 

Months are indicated by numerals: 8, 21, 1916 = 
August 21, 1916. 

Abby Ake — 197 



Perly Abby, ab. where Mr. Fee lives; charter member 
of Bapt. chh. 1832; he and w. dis. to CI., Dec. 1833; 
m. Thankful Clark of Ct. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. 9, 10, 1828. 
Helen Maria, b. ab. 1830. 

Charles Abby, m. Nettie Blodgett, dau. of Morris 
Biodgett; to Oakland, Calif. 

John Adams, b. 1847; d. 6, 22, 1905; son of Richardson 
and Mary (Hurst) Adams; she d. 1890; farmer on Liberty 

m. 1871, Henrietta Elizabeth Brown, b. i, 23, 1847, 
dau. of Roswell and Mary (Osborne) Brown, she b. ab. 1819; 
d, I, 31, 1891. 


Emma Eliza, b. 1872. 

George Washington, b. 1873, farmer on Liberty St. 

Pearl May, b. 1884. 

Mary A. Adams, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

William T. Adams, b. 7, 4, 1872 in Ireland; son of 
Thomas and Anne (Sadler) Adams; to O. 1879; to Tw. 
1897; farmer on Bedford road 19 yrs.; to CI. 1916; 

m. 3, 28, 1900, Susie Ann Hackett, b. 9, 24, 1881, dau. 
of La Francis and Susannah (Warner) Hackett. 

Forest Glee, b. 3, 13, 1901. 
Fern Evangeline, b. 7, 30, 1906. 

Lloyd Ake, b. 10, i, 1887; CI.; salesman; 
m. Lucille Cowles, b. 6, 14, 1888, dau. of Elwood 
Elisha Cowles, see. 

Infant, b. 12, 25, 1911; d. 12, 27, 191 1. 
Samuel Elwood, b. 4, 24, 191 3. 

198 — ^Akins Alford 

Rev. John C. Akins and wife. See census of 1833. 

Matilda, b. ab. 1827. 
Julia Ann, b. ab. 1830. 
William, b. ab. 1832. 

Martha Aekins, Meth. 1844. 

Rev. Mr. Akins, pastor of Meth. chh. 1845. 

Hester Albaugh, niece of Mrs. Margaret Carter; 
dressmaker; shop in village; here in 1858 and years after- 
wards; Meth. 

Miss or Mrs. Betsy Alderman, b. ab. 1794; ^- ^o, 18, 

Sarah Alderman, became 3rd w. of Dea. 'Jared 
Atwater, see; Meth. 1843. 

Seth Aldrich, b. in Vt.; d. in Elyria ab. 1908; tolnd.; 
lived on Liberty St. ; 

m. ab. 1840, Sianna Gould, b. 12, 21, 1812; d. 11, 15, 
1845; bur. in Tw.; dau. of Thomas Gould, see. They had 
Amasa, b. 1842; d. in Elyria 1911; in Civil War. 

James Alexander, b. 4, 4, 1804; d. 11, 3, 1889; here 
i860; 1st house so. of hotel; carriage maker, shop ab, 
where Nelson Dodge lives; 

m. 1848, Margaret Curtiss, b. 12, 22, 1812; d. 
3, 30, 191 5, age 102; bur. in Tw.; Meth. 


Maria (adopted) b. 9, 10, 1848; Meth.; m. i860, Alfred Hawkins 


William Duncan, b. 8, 25, 1850; m. Mary Freeman, dau. of Dr. 
Seth A. Freeman; two chil.; Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Alice Jane, b. 9, 22, 1853; d. 12, 30, 1901, unm. 

AdellM., b. 2, 12, 1857; d. 6, 13, 1908; m. 11, 5, 1879, Clarence A. 
Bartlett of Solon. 

Thomas Love, b. 7, 12, 1859; m. Belle Raster of Bedford, b. 12, 25, 
1858; she taught in Tw. He in business in CI. They had James Fred- 
erick, b. 7, 26, 1883. 

Miss Marie F. Alford in Tw. in recent years boarding 
at different places. 

Alger Alling — 199 

Capt. Samuel Alger, in Tw. and over 21 in 1820; 
where Nelson Upson lived in i860, near Guy Herricks; 
meetings held in his house in early days; sold to Solomon 
Upson and went to Mich. 

Emery W. Alger, son of above; here and over 21 in 
1820; to Mich. ab. 1835-40; 5 or 6 chil. when he left; 

m. 3, 19, 1821, by Lewis Alling, Eliza Dodge, dau. of 
John Dodge, first wedding in Tw. 

StephanaTryphenaAliffe, Cong. 1858, dis. to Hud- 
son 1861. 

Ambrose and Andrew Allen, Meth. 1844, 1845. 

Clyde Foster Allen, b. 4, 29, 1881, son of Albert and 
Eliza, Allen; in CI. several yrs.; to Tw. 1915; farmer in 
S. W. part of town; 

m. 1904, Ora Mosher, b. 6, 28, 1881, dau. of George 
A. Mosher, see. 

Harold Kenneth, b. ab. 1904; killed by coh 191 2. 
Clyde Vaughn, b. 11, 11, 1906. 
Harris Mosher, b. 3, 4, 1913. 

Robert Allen, b. i, 12, 1858; farmer in south part of 
Tw.; son of Stewart and Elizabeth Allen; 

m. 3, 12, 1891, Lisette Elizabeth Spring, b. 4, 28, 
1863, dau. of Jacob and Magdalena Spring. 

Frank Allen, b. 3, 12, 1892; Tw. H. S. 1910. 
Grace Louise, b. 12, 18, 1894; Tw. H. S. 191 1. 


I. Roger Alling, b. in Eng., son of James; m. ab. 
1642, Mary Nash. 

II. Samuel Alling, 1645-1709; m. Elizabeth Win- 

III. Capt. Daniel Alling, 1682.^-1756; m. Rebecca 
(Cooper .?) . 

IV. Silas Alling, i 734-1817; m. 1756, Dorcas 

200 — ^Alling Alling 

V. Lewis Alling, b. 4, 5, 1779 at Orange, Ct.; d. in 
Tw. 9, 5, 1823; bur. in same grave with 2nd wife; to Tw. 
7, 27, 181 7; farmer; merchant in New Haven, Ct.; also 
kept tavern near New Haven; married first couple in Tw. ; 

m. (i) Elizabeth Clark, i 779-1 806. 

m. (2) 1809, Nancy Wheeler, b. 3, i, 1772; d. 9, 5, 
1823; Cong. 1823. 


1. Ethan, 1 800-1 865; see below. 

2. Lewis, Jr., 1 805-1 865; toTw. 1817; where Manly Leach lives; 
Cong. 1828; m. I, II, 1829, Huldah Wilcox, 1 808-1865; dau. of Moses 
Wilcox; no chil. 

3. Elizabeth D., 1 8 10-1843; Cong. 1834; m, i, 11, 183 1, Augustus 
Thompson and had Eliza, Caroline and Charles. 

4. Lucy W., b. Tw. 1820; d. ab. 1840; Bapt. 1838; m. (i) Samuel 

A. Healey; no chil.; m. (2) Myers, and had Fannie who m. Franc 

Olive; la. 

Ethan Alling, son of Lewis above, b. New Haven, Ct., 
8,13,1800; d. Tw. 4, 22, 1868; first settler of Tw., 4, I, 1 8 17, 
his father's family coming in July; postmaster 1827-39; 
operated stage line; built hotel opposite s. e. corner of park, 
1826; rented it to Samuel Edgerly 183 1; merchant many 
yrs. from 183 1 on; house and store where Samuel Crankshaw 
lives on west side of park; built house where Dr. Chamberlin 
lives and moved store building there; in 1848 sold business 
to sons Francis A. and George Hoadley, the latter buying 
out the former 185 1 and continuing until his death, 1856; 
see "cemetery book," written in part by him, also Perrin's 
Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1039, and Lane's Hist., p. 1061; 

m. in Bridgeport, Ct., 4, 14, 1824, Eliza Blackman, 
b. German, Chenango Co., N. Y., 8, 16, 1804; d. 4, 24, 1889, 
at son Ethan's in Akron, where she lived last 20 yrs; Meth. 
before 1841. 

Francis Augustus, b. i, 30, 1825; see below. 
George Hoadley, b. 3, 4, 1828; see below, 
Orville Ethan, b. 7, 26, 1836; d. 2, 25, 1837. 
Ethan Lewis, b. 12, 25, 1837; see below. 
Atwood Philo, b. 10, 30, 1843; d. in Akron 2, 22, 1875. 
Census of 1833 gives, as in Ethan Alling's family, William Alling, b. 
ab. 1819, also "Tone," a black boy, b. ab. 1813. 

Alling Anderson — 201 

Francis Augustus Alling, son of Ethan above, b. 
I, 30, 1825; d. Tw. 10, 5, 1854; in mercantile business with 
bro. George Hoadley, 1848-51; 

m. 1846, Helen L. Griswold; d. 6, 20, 1867, age 39. 

Perry Ethan, b. 5, 12, 1847; CI. 
George, 1846-48. 

Helen A., b. 3, 21, 1850; d. 1889; m. Dr. Richard Elson. 
Frank Willie, b. i, 9, 1852; d. 12, 4, 1855. 

George Hoadley Alling, son of Ethan above, b. 
3, 4, 1828; d. II, 4, 1856; merchant in Tw. 1848-56, suc- 
ceeding his father; 

m. 3, 9, 1853, Mary Jane Webb of Newburg, one of 
four couples in big hotel wedding party; see account 


Julia E., b. II, 18, 1855; d. 9, 5, 1856. 

Mary E., twin of above; m. 1877, William Adams; lives in Calif, 
and has one son. 

Ethan Lewis Alling, son of Ethan above, b. 12, 25, 
1837; to Akron 1869 and still lives there; in 1874 assisted 
Lewis Miller in starting Chautauqua in N. Y.; ran hotel 
there, also at Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia 1876; 

m. II, 24, i860, Electa Ann Herrick, b. 12, 10, 1837, 
dau. of Jonathan Herrick, see. 


Orville Cyrus, b. Tw. i, 6, 1862; m., 6, 15, 1891, Alice D. Guy of 
CI. and had Guy Ethan, b. 1893. 

George Hoadley, b. 7, 4, 1867; killed fr. accident in his rubber 
factory in Akron, 3, 24, 1910. 

Charles Anderson, b. Sweden 5, 5, 1865; toTw. 1909; 

m. 6, 3, 1898, in CL, Augusta Hildan, wid. of Gustaf 
Lendenstrom; she b. in Finland 3, 21, 1850; to America 
1893; one child by 1st hus. whom she m. 1871; she d. 3, 21, 
1916, bur. in Tw. 

Robert McCord Anderson; renter; Cong. 1866, dis. 
1872 to Mich. 

Mrs. Lucretia Anderson, prob. wife of above. 

Mary Deborah Anderson; m. Allen Hickox; both 
Lucretia and Mary Cong. 1866, dis. 1872 to Mich. 

202 — ^Anderson Andrews 

John W. and Ed. L. Anderson, bros., at old quarry on 
Macedonia road 1914-16; now in CI. 

David Anderton, Meth. 1877. 

Amasa B. Andrews and George S. Andrews, teachers 
in Tw. Inst. 1847-8. 

Emanuel (Robert.?) Andrews, b. ab. 1833; here i860; 
prob. bro. of Samuel, went west; in Civil War; 
m. ab. 1833, Frances I. . 

Samuel Armstrong Andrews, b. in N. Y. 7, 4, 18 18; 
d. in 111. 6, 12, 1876; where Samuel Crankshaw lives; to 
Tw. about a year before marriage; left Tw. ab. 1873-5; 
grocer and butter and cheese dealer; charter member and 
1st master of Tw. Masonic lodge 1856; 

m. (i) Almira E. Hull, b. 5, 25, 1825, in Tw.; d. 
9, 25, 1859; dau of Samuel H. Hull, see. 

m. (2) Mrs. Elarkey L. (Cooper) Reynolds, who d. 
5, 23, 1901, in 111. 

Children By First Wife 

1. George Lewis, b. 7, 9, 1845; see below. 

2. Melissa A., b. 5, 23, 1847; m. 2, 24, 1865, Henry Holcomb, see. 

3. Charles Hull, b. 8, 15, 1852; d. Tw. 4, 25, 1872. 

4. Nettie, 1855-72. 

By Second Wife 

5. Ethan A., b. 7, 15, 1862, in Tw. 

6. Florence E., b. i, 22, 1866; m. 3, 17, 1885, Sardorus S. Smith. 

George Lewis Andrews, b. Tw. 7, 9, 1845; d. 7, 23, 
191 1, Tw.; son of Samuel A. above; in Tw. 1884-91; 
masonic lodge, 1866; carriage and wagon maker; in Civil 

m. 3, 24, 1868, Millicent M. Thomas, b. 5, 11, 1844; 
dau. of Osman and Lois Julia (Matthews) Thomas of 


Osman, b. 2, 22, 1874; Index, Washington. 

Charles Thomas, b. 7, 9, 1875; m. (i) 10, 30, 1905, Alice May- 
Williams; m, (2) 12, 5, 1910, Ethelyn Haynes. 

Almira Julia, b. 7, 30, 1877; m. 6, 22, 1898, Judson S. Griffith, CI. 

William H. Andrews, b. Astoria, N. Y., 9, 19, 1830; 
d. 3, 12, 1902; nephew of Samuel, above; where Mr. Duns- 
comb lives; carpenter; justice of peace; mason; to Hum- 

Angel Askue — 203 

boldt, Kans., 1866; in 19th O. V. I. 3 yrs, and in several 

m. 12, 24, 1854, Adeline Redfield; b. 3, 16, 1829; d. 
in Kans. 2, 18, 1904; dau. of Sylvanus G. Redfield; see. 


James Henry, b. 9, 13, 1856, in Tw.; m (i) 12, ii, 1900; m. (2); 
nochil.; N. Y. City. 

Orrin Sylvanus, b. Tw. 12, 21, 1859; m. 10, 26, 1907, Harriet A. 
Weld; Greeley, Kans. 

William Angel, Meth. 1877. 

Odell Appleby, b. in N. Y. ab. 1804; d. 1883; here 
i860, where Frank Scouten lives; farmer; from Troy or 
Syracuse, N. Y., 1832; Meth. 1843; 

m. (i) Eliza Guest, b. ab. 1806; d. 12, 20, i860; sister 
of Mrs. James Alexander; Meth. 1843. 

m. (2) ab. 1861, Mrs. Huldah B. (Richardson) 
OviATT, wid. of Sherman Oviatt, see. She b. ab. 1832; d. 
9, 8, 1908; Meth. 1877. 

Children By First Wife 
William, b. ab. 1 83 1; d. and bur. in Tw. 1882-3; m. Ann Chamber- 
lin; to Solon and CI.; had Frank and Ida May. 

Henry O.; m. sister of stepmother; to Unionville, Mich. 

Mary Jane, b. ab. 1837; m. (i) Solon Lacy; m. (2) . 

Hiram A.; m. Nancy Griffith, dau. of Lot Griffith; Burton. 

Children By Second Wife 
Avery, b. ab. 1864; d. 7, 15, 1867. 
Anna Eliza; m. Lewis Vance, Newburg. 

Thomas Appleton and wife. See census of 1833. 

James, b. ab. 1820. 
David, b. ab. 1826. 
Rebecca, b. ab. 1829. 
Rachel, b. ab. 183 1. 

William O. Ashcroft, where Mrs. Jennesik lives, 
brick house on Hudson road; 

m. Alma E. Chamberlin, b. ab. 1845; d. 11, 12, 1865, 
dau. of Joel Chamberlin; no chil. 

Rev. W. L. Askue, pastor of Meth. chh.; 
m. Mrs. Louie (Howes) Peck; no chil.; she had 
Carl Peck. 

204 — Atwater Atwater 


I. David Atwater, one of first settlers of New Haven; 
d. lo, 5, 1692; m. Damaris Sayre who d. 4, 7, 1691. 

II. David Atwater, 1650-1736; m. Joanna 

who d. 1722. 

III. Joshua Atwater, 1787-1773; m. 1721, Anna 

IV. David Atwater, 1 723-1 806; m. 1746, Elizabeth 
Bassett, 1 746-1 783. 

V. Jared Atwater, 1758-1813; m. 1785, Eunice 


VI. Jared Atwater, b. 5, 27, 1795; d. Hopkins, 
Mich., 3, 10, 1873; where Mrs. J. W. Fessenden lives; from 
New Haven, Ct., to Ovid, N. Y., 1832, and soon after to 
Tw.; in 1856 to Kalamazoo and Hopkins, Mich.; dea. 
Cong. chh. 1843-56; 

m. (i) HuLDAH Alling, who d. 9, 20, 1820; Cong 1837. 
m. (2) 4, 25, 1 82 1, Elizabeth Bassett, dau. of Amos 

m. (3) Sarah Alderman, Cong. 1837. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Albert A., b. 12, 30, 1818, see below. 

2. Louis E., b. 3, 28, 1820; d. 11, 5, 1820. 

By Second Wife 

3. Louis Bassett, b. 7, 21, 1823; grad. of Yale; d. ii, 16, 1807. 

4. Julia Ann, b. 8, 9, 1824; d. 1911; m. William Powell. 

By Third Wife 

5. Edwin H., b. 10, 21, 1826; d. 12, 27, 1827. 

6. Mary H., b. 10, 16, 1828; d. 8, 21, 1891 ; m, 1849, John Almon 
Baird, see. 

7. Nathan, b. 2, 6, 183 1. 

8. David P., b. 7, 13, 1833. 

9. Lyman A., b. 12, 25, 1837. 

Albert Atwater, son of Jared, above, b. 12, 30, 1818; 
d. 5, 26, 1899; to Tw. with parents ab. 1832; Cong. 1836; 

m. (i) 6, 25, 1842, Mary H. Herrick, b. i, i, 1822; d. 
3, 10, i860; dau. of James W. Herrick; Cong. 1845, to 
Chester 1848. 

Atwater Bailey — 205 

m. (2) 10, 4, 1861, Jane Atwater, b. 7, 7, 1827; d. 
II, 23, 1906; dau. of Stephen Atwater. 

Children By First Wife 
I. Huldah Deborah, b. i, i, 1844; Cong. 1861, to Newburg 1864; 
m. 6, II, 1873, George Lewis Stanley, see. 

2. Jared James, b. 8, 12, 1845; m. 8, 14, 1867, Hattie G. Root; 
Crete, Neb., 1901. They had: 

(i) Albert Ailing, b. 5, 27, 1868; m. ii, 13, 1901, Emily 
Coville Daniels. 

(2) Hattie Belle, b. 6, 3, 1870; m. 7, 15, 1901, Wm. H. 

(3) Mary Lucille, b. 12, 10, 1871; d. 10, 27, 1899; unm. 

(4) Jennie Josephine, b. ii, 28, 1873; d. 12, 17, 1896; unm. 

(5) Harmon Gordon, b. 9, 19, 1877; m. 10, 27, 1902, Emma 

(6) Fannie Emily, b. ii, 25, 1879; m. 7, 22, 1903, Alva B. 

(7) FrankEdward, b. II, 25, 1879; m. 6, 17, 1906, Bertha B. 

3. Sarah Emma, b. 8, 4, 1847; m. Seldon Cone, Cong. 1863; to 
Newburg, 1864. 

4. AlbertHenry, b. 6, 25, 1850; d. 6, 23,1909; unm., lawyer in CI. 

5. Ezra Ailing, b. 9, 18, 1852; m. 5, 17, 1882, Corda C. Phillips, 

6. Louis Mather, b. 8, 8, 1855; d. 7, 23, 1906; unm. 

7. Mary Eliza, b. 4, 6, 1858; d. 10, 22, i860. 

8. William, b. 3, 4, i860; d. 5, 2, i860. 

By Second Wife 

9. Schuyler Edgar, b. 12, 28, 1867; m. 6, 19, 1906, Mira Herrick. 

Lewis B. Atwater, Cong., 1843; dis. to New Haven 

Homer C. Ayers, from Akron; ass't teacher in Inst., 
1859; to la.; d. in Yankton, So. Dak.; 

m. 12, 29, 1865, Emma Theresa Fessenden, b. 11, 13, 
1843; dau. of John W. Fessenden. She now at Belle Plain, 
la. She m. (2) 1895, M. L. Prentiss. 


Thomas, Ed. of The Times, Lincoln, Neb. 

Fannie, m. Kennedy, Denver, Colo. 

Bessie, Chicago. 


Nathaniel Bailey, b. ab. 1821; d. Tw.; here i860; 
son of David and Susan (Dumply) Bailey; grocery where 

2o6 — Bailey Baird 

John C. Blackman lives, so. side of park; bro. of Mrs. Edwin 
B. Barber; 

m. Alitia White, b. ab. 1827; d. at Chagrin Falls ab. 
1906; Meth. 


Frank D., b. Tw.; d. in west; in Civil War. 

George, b. Tw.; d. in west. 

RuFUS A. Bailey; m. 3, 9, 1853, Sarah Richardson 
of Bedford, one of hotel party referred to elsewhere; shoe- 
maker; Lansing, Mich. 

Francis Bailey, Inst. 1848. 

Ellen Bailey, b. 1844; d. 4, i, 1846. 

John Bailey, b. 1841; d. 3, 21, 1851, by accident. 

John Baird, colored; worked for O. P. Nichols; slave 
before war; thenN. Y.; here4or5yrs; horseman; to CI.; 
several children, a son b. 1876; d. 6, 14, 1878; twins d. 
7, 31. 1879. 

Robert Hunter Baird, b. ab. 1795; d. 8, 15, 1847; 
from Becket, Mass.; built 1847 where Mr. Houghton lives 
on North St. ; 

m. Thanful Streetor; d. 11, 4, 1876; who m. (2) 
Frederick Stanley, see. Cong. 1844 from Becket, Mass.; 
dis. 1863 to Hopkins, Mich. 


1. Corinthia Elden, b. 7, 20, 1819; d. 9, 18, 1873; m. 7, i, 1839, 
Joseph Sturges, see. 

2. Robert Ashley, b. 3, 21, 1821; d. 12, 4, 1871; m. 3, 27, 1849, 
Eliza Messenger, 1825-1907. 

3. Wealthy Catharine, b. i, 25, 1826; d. 3, 23, 1894; to Aurora 
ab. 1841 ; m. II, II, 1847, Orrin Parks Nichols as his 2nd w., see. 

4. John Almon, b. 10, 14, 1827; d. 9, 22, 1905; m. 2, 9, 1849, 
Mary H. Atwater, 1828-1891, dau. of Jared Atwater, see. Son Robert to 
Hopkins, Mich. Dau. Bertha; m. Dudley Henderson of Hopkins, Mich. 

5. Hannah Orilia, b. i, 8, 1829; d. 2, 8, 1906; m. 11, 26, 1848, Dr. 
Edgar Henry Wait of Ravenna. They had Edwin E. H. Wait, and a dau. 
who m. Dr. Hathaway of Wellington. 

6. Olive Thankful, b. 8, 9, 1830; d. 3, 6, 1891, in Hopkins, Mich.; 
m. 10, 22, 1850, Nelson Newell Upson, 111. They had Clara A. and Fred 
of Hopkins, Mich. 

7. Philander Osden Wadsworth, 6, 7, 1833; d. 4, 12, 1903; m. 
2, 4, 1862, Amelia Tooker, and had Kendall of Hopkins Station, Mich. 

Baker Baldwin — 207 

Benton Baker, farmer; here 1875-90; on Hudson 

m. i860, Eunice Keys, b. ab. 1837; d. 3, 10, 1890; dau. 

Qf Keys, see. 


Orris Elman, b. 2, 20, 1868; Darrowville. 

Norris, twin of above. 

Ada; m. Harry Swift, bro. of Mrs. Earl Maxam. 

Mary Baker, Cong. 1910; to CI. 1913. 
Irene E. Baker, Cong. 1897; to Bedford 1898. 
Ophelia Baker, in Dist. No. 7, 1861. 


Richard Baldwin, Eng.; d. 1633. 

I. Nathaniel Baldwin; to New Eng. 1639 with 
bros. Joseph and Timothy. 

II. Samuel Baldwin. 

III. Samuel Baldwin. 

IV. Caleb Baldwin. 

V. Samuel Baldwin. 

VI. Samuel Smith Baldwin, b. Ridgeway, Ct., 12, 9, 
1772; d. 7, II, 1822; 1st sheriff of Cuyahoga Co., 1810-13; 
surveyed city of CI. for Moses Cleaveland; later, in 18 17, 
surveyed s. e. part of Tw.; lived on farm in Newburg; 

m (i) 5, 10, 1796, Sarah Camp, b. 1782; d. 8, 9, 1818. 
m. (2) 7, II, 1819, Rhoda Boughton; d. 7, 17, 1854. 

Children, By First Wife 
Philander, b. 9, 15, 1798. 

Lucretia, b. 8, 30, 1800; m. 1828, Reuben I. Henry, see. 

Henry, b. 4, 27, 18 13; see below. 
Also four others whose names are not known. 

Henry ("Carey") Baldwin, son of Samuel Smith 
Baldwin, above; b. 4,27,1813; d. 9, 24, 1868; to Tw. 1835, 
buying farm on Liberty St. where his son, Henry H., now 

2o8 — Baldwin Baldwin 

lives; built log house, married, and raised family there; 
farmer; hunted deer, etc., all through that region; in 1848 
built frame house, William Clark and Harrison Dunshee 
doing the carpenter work, and John W. Fessenden and Henry 
Parmelee the painting; he and w. among founders of Dis- 
ciples chh. at Solon; 

m. 12, 24, 1835, Amanda M. Risley, b. 9, 14, 1815; d. 
9, 20, 1907, aged 92; dau. of Nathaniel Risley of Aurora, an 
officer in Rev. War, commended by Washington; she m. (2) 
Rev. Almon Beecher Green and outlived him. 

All born in the log house and educated in the little white school 
house on Liberty St. 

1. Francis Hart, b. 12, 7, 1838; d. 5, 6, 1898; m. 3, 12, 1863, 
Elizabeth Mcintosh. They lived in Solon and had Agnes Amanda, 1866, 
Henry F., 1868, Allegur Maynard, 1869, and Wilbur Mcintosh, 1875. 

2. Henry Herman, b. 6, 26, 1841; see below. 

3. Cassius Osman, b. 12, 7, 1843; see below. 

4. Orsa Amanda, b. 2, i, 1847; m. 2, 28, 1867, Dr. Hiram W. 
Carter who d. 1907; see; she lives at Cuyahoga Falls. 

5. Cordelia B., b. 7, 3, 1857; m. 10, 11, 1876, Rev. Thomas B. 
Knowles, a Disciple minister. They had nine boys: 

(i) Paul Baldwin, b. 9, 5, 1877; Hiram Col. 1898; d. 8, 23, 


(2) Almon Beecher, b. 4, 15, 1879; Hiram Col.; opera 
singer; m. 12, 29, 1908, Mrs. Ardelle Kampfert; N. Y. 

(3) Harry Woodworth, b. 2, 4, 1881 ; m. 6, 21, 1901, Marga- 
ret Price; CI.; 

(4) Ewett Waldon, b. 10, 24, 1887; CI.; 

(5) Ralph Campbell, b. ii, 10, 1888; m. 6, 17, 1910, Eva 
Gamble; CI.; 

(6) Frank Coler, b. i, 8, 1890; drowned 7, 19, 1910; 

(7) Louis Garfield, b. 8, 5, 1892; Hiram Col.; Disciple 

(8) Albert Gerrold, b. 8, 23, 1895; Kemper Military School, 

(9) Herbert McLean, b. 8, 23, 1898. 

Of the five chil. of Henry Baldwin, Francis, Orsa and Cordelia B. 
attended higher schools. 

Henry Herman Baldwin, son of Henry, above, b. 
6, 26, 1841 ; always lived on old home on Liberty St.; mem- 
ber of town board of education; "squirrel hunter" in Sept., 
1862, going to defend Cincinnati at time of Gen. Kirby 

Baldwin Baldwin — 209 

Smith's raid; has sword and regimentals of Nathaniel 
Risley of Rev. War; Meth.; 

m. I, 12, 1865, Laura Marie Booth, b. 8, 31, 1843, 
dau. of Philander Booth, see. They celebrated their golden 
wedding Jan. 12, 1915. 


1. Bert Booth, b. 7, 16, 1866; unm. 

2. Henry Philander, b. 6, 11, 1868; unm. 

3. Lillian Emeline, b. 4, 5, 1870; m. 9, 13, 1888, Otis H. Bennett, 

4. Mary Orsa, b. 12, 9, 1871; m. 2, 2, 1893, Edward Boose, see. 

5. Herman Edward, b. 10, 7, 1875; m. 10, 20, 1897, Blanche 
Savage of Chagrin Falls. 

6. Delia Amanda, b. 10, 27, 1876; Meth.; m. i, 21, 1903, Charles 
Frederick Tryon of Macedonia. 

Cassius Osman Baldwin, son of Henry, Sen., above, b. 
12, 7, 1843; in Civil War 1861 to Sept. 1865, 115th O. V. I.; 
carpenter; Meth.; mem. of F. and A. M. Lodge 213; lives 
since 1899 in Coshocton Co.; justice of peace there; see 
Bowen & Co's. Hist, of Portage and Summit Co., p. 883; 

m. (i) 2, 8, 1866, Marie M. Goff, b. 8, i, 1845, dau. of 
John Goff, see.; d. 6, 29, 1876 at Youngstown; taught in 
Tw. schools during Civil War; 

m. (2) 1878, Cordelia Thare Norton, b. i, 4, 1839; 
d. 4, 16, 1897; dau. of Horace Norton, see. 

m. (3) 12, 26, 1883, Emma C. Lee, b. 4, 24, 1852; d. 

4. 15, 1897. 

m. (4) 3, 22, 1899, Mary Ann Troendtley, b. 7, 4, 

Children, By First Wife 

John Osman, b. 6, 2, 1871, see below. 

Alton Cassius, b. 10, 26, 1874, see below. 

John Osman Baldwin, 6, 2, 1871, in Solon; to Tw. in 
infancy; Tw. public schools; worked on farm and elsewhere; 
Cong. 1895; has written many poems of pronounced merit; 
built present home on old Goff homestead; director in 
United Amateur Association of America 1916-17; 

m. II, 25, 1897, Mary Anna McIntyre, b. 8, 4, 1875, 
dau. of Samuel McIntyre, see; Cong. 1898. 


Wallace Cassius, b. 11, 16, 1898; Cong. 1913. 

2IO — Baldwin Barber 

Alton Cassius Baldwin, b. lo, 26, 1874; lives in Tw. 
on old Goff place; Tw. public schools; employed in Marble 
& Shattuck Chair Co., Bedford; Summit Lodge F. & A. M. ; 

m. 3, 29, 1905, Eva M. Parker, b. 7, 18, 1882. 


Alton Parker, b. 2, 11, 1906. 

Wilfred Edwin, b. 4, 28, 1907. 

Ford Wayne, b. 2, 15, 1911. 

Timothy Banleigh, b. ab. 1840; in Dist. 2, 1854-5. 

Martha E. Banning, in Dist. 2, 1854. 

Mary A. Banning, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1855-7. 

Stephen S. Barber, b. ab. 1812; d. 5, 16, 1852; 
m. Sophia Carver, b. ab. 1811; d. i, 13, 1867; here 
i860; both Meth. 1843. 

Edwin Bernlce, b. 1833; see below. 

Caswell, see below. 
Jarvis E., b. ab. 1837; see below. 

Edwin Bernice Barber, b. 1833 ; d. 6, 6, 1882; son of 
Stephen S. above; lived and owned where Mrs. Hickox 
lives, south side of square; here i860; carpenter; after his 
death she lived 24 yrs. in CI.; returned to Tw. 191 2; 

m. Cynthia Sophia Bailey, b. 10, 22, 1834, dau. of 
David and Susan (Dumplin) Bailey of Bainbridge. 


Frederick Delos, b. 4, 25, 1856; in village on Hudson road; m. 
1 1, 1 1, 1885, Mary Ann Neal (O'Neal), b. 8, 16, 1859, dau. of Michael O. 
Neal, see. They had Ola May, b. 11, 26, 1888; d. 6, 10, 1911. 

Frank Adelbert, b. i, 6, 1859; d. 4, 2, 1913; unm. 

Caswell Barker; where Mr. Fee lives; in Civil War; 
m. "Minda" Prentiss, dau. of Luther Prentiss, see. 

Florence; m. Fred Cole; Brewley, Calif. 
Edith; m. Ray Church; Redlands, Calif. 
Jarvis E. Barber, b. ab. 1837; d. in Washington; here 
i860; farmer; lived in Northfield; in Civil War; 
m. (i) Candace Fitch. 
m (2) Emeline C. , b. ab. 1839; had Julia. 

Barber Barney — 211 

George Barber, b. ab. 1817; d. 10, 9, 1855; bro. of 
Stephen S. Barber above; on Bedford road and in village. 

Stephen, b. ab. 1846; d. 3, 2, 1857. 
George; m. 
Mary; m. 
Martha, twin of above; m. 

Horace Barber, b. ab. 1829; d. — ; cousin of Stephen S. 
Barber above; farmer where Mr. Haughton lives; here 

m. Vervelia Ames, b, ab. 1831; d.; sister of w. of 
Chauncey B. Lane. 


Albert Daniel Maheny, b. ab. 1854; in west; in Civil War; m. 
Masena Eliza Post, dau. of Bradford and Eliza (Williams) Post. 

Flora, b. ab. 1855. 

John Williams, b. ab. 1852; Hudson; m. , who d. 

4, 25, 1916. 

Horace; m. Wait, dau. of Seth Wait, see. 

And others. 

Lewis Barber, bro. of above, b. ab. 1833; here i860; 
m Matilda Ricksicker, b. ab. 1835. 

LoviNA A. Barber, dau. of S. and S. Barber; d. 8, 21, 
i8i8, age4>^. 

John Barker, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

William B. Barnard, b. ; d. ; where Mr. 

Dunscomb lives; 

m Mary , b. ab. 1801 ; d. 7, 13, 1835. 

Son, b. and d. 6, 29, 1835. 
Caroline, Cong. 1843. 

N. Barnet, here 1820 and over 21. 

Elmer Barney, here after the war, worked for Newton 
Herrick; in 19th O. V. L; single, but m. here and moved to 
Geauga Co.; 

m Samantha Haley, who d. Jan. 1905; Cong. 1872. 

Frederick Barney, carpenter; in Civil War. 
Miss Barney, d. 12, 2, 1880. 

212 — Bassett Beaney 

John Bassett, here 1820 and over 21. 

Mrs. John Bassett, sister of Sidney Beaney, see. 


Walter B.; d. 2, 26, 1850; age 4. 

John W., b. ab. 1847; Unadilla, Neb.; here in 50's and eady 6o's; 
lived at Gardiner Parmelee's. 

Mary I., b. ab. 1850. 

See records of Dist. No. 7. The above names may be grand- 

Alanson Harrison Bates, b. in Mass. 1816; d. i, 3, 
1897; son of Aaron and Nancy (Mathev^^s) Bates; to Ohio 
1829; lived in Trumbull Co. several yrs., also in N. Y. state; 
to Kansas 1870; to Tw. 1881, where he d.; 

m. 1838, Laura Nichols, b. 1821; d. 3, 8, 1870; dau. 
of Caleb and Amanda (Parke) Nichols; Cong. 1869. 


Ellen Louise, 1839-1878; m. Daniel Fast. 

Sabra E., b. 1846; lives in Tw.; Cong. 1869 and again 1883. 

Isaac D. Bates; m. Eliza , both Cong. 1829. 

Isaac, b. May, 1828; bap. i, 4, 1829. 
Henry Martyn, bap. 5, 26, 1833. 

Belizer Beach, lived north of Charles Lane's; sold to 

Naaman Case; from Ct. ; m Rachel F. , both charter 

members of Cong. chh. 1822; dis. to Findley, 1844. 

David Beach and w. See census of 1833; in west part 

of town; called doctor and practiced; Bapt. 1832; both 

dis. 1839. 


Oliver Lewis, b. 9, 29, 1828. 

Eliada, b. ab. 1829. 

David, b. ab. Jan. 1830. 

Phineas Burnice, b. ab. 1832. 

Mary Peck, member of family May 1833. 

L. Gardner Bean, b. Athens Co., 1872; teacher; 
dentist; studied Ohio Uni. and W. R. Uni.; supt. schools in 
Tw. 1906-09; Athens; 

m 8, 8, 1906, DoLLiE Hooper, b. Athens Co., 1877; 
principal of Tw. H. S. most of time 1909-14. 

Sidney Beaney, b. Eng. 3, i, 1819; d. at Geneva and 
bur. Tw. 2, I, 1895; son of John Beaney, 1776-1864, and 

Beaney Beardsley — 213 

Jane (Weston) Beaney, 1 780-1 864, who had 12 chll.; in 
New Eng. a few yrs.; came west on foot; worked in Hudson 
brick yard 6 mo., then in hat store 3 yrs., then to Eng. and 
brought parents; farm in Tw. a few yrs, then moved house 
across Hne into Northiield, now Macedonia, where part of 
farm was still in Tw.; later lived in Geneva; he and w. 

m. 6, 28, 1858, Mary Roughton, b. Eng. 3, 19, 1836; 
d. 2, 6, 1907; dau. of Benjamin (d. 1844) and Sarah (Thomp- 
son) Roughton, who had 12 chil.; to America with mother, 



Walter, b. 8, 24, 1859; lives on old farm; m. Ida Holbrook; 5 chil., 
one of whom, Ray, m. Isa Mizer, dau. of Samuel Mizer; Northfield. 

Sidney, b. 6, 17, 1861; d. 1912; m. 

Sarah Jennie, b. 8, 24, 1864; Geneva. 

Addie Amelia, d. 1874, age 2 yrs. 

Alfred Beaney, bro. of Sidney above, b. ab. 1807; d. 
I, 8, 1876. 

Davis Beardsley, b. Vt., 1875; d. Tw. i, 10, 1849; 
farmer; lived just south of where son Henry lived on Streets- 
boro road; 

m. (2) Deborah Davis, b. 1815; d. Dec, 1873. 

Lucinda Jane, b. ab. 1835; d. a few years ago; m. Isaac banning, 


WilHam Jay, b. Nov. 1838; in Civil War; infant of d. 7, 3, 1858. 
Henry Clay, b. 12, 7, 1840; see below. 
Amos Davis, b. 11, 28, 1847; see below. 

Henry Clay Beardsley, b. 12, 7, 1840; d. 11, 16, 
191 5; son of Davis above; farmer on Streetsboro road; 
Bapt.; m. 3, 3, 1863, Minerva Brown, b. 7, 30, 1843, dau. 
of Almon Brown, see; Bapt. 

Hiram Groovner, b. 4, 16, 1864; see below. 
Perry, b. 11, 22, 1869; d. 5, 8, 1877. 

Hiram Groovner Beardsley, b. 4, 16, 1864, son of 
Henry Clay above; 

^ (i) 5) 31? 1883, Margaret Taggart, b. ab. 1865, 
dau. of Alexander Taggart, see. 


m. (2) Millie Mead, dau. of John Mead, see. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Pearlie E., b. 3, 5, 1884; m. William Middleton of Hudson. 

2. Jay Henry, b. 2, 5, 1885; d. 3, 15, 1902. 

Children By Second Wife 

3. Iva May, b. 12, 12, 1894; m. 2, 3, 1912, Charles Daniels. 

4. Perry Edgar, b. 6, 3, 1896. 

5. Garland Thomas, b. 12, 13, 1899. 

6. Henry Clay, b. i, i, 1903. 

7. Arthur Davis, b. 8, 27, 1906. 

Amos Davis Beardsley, son of Davis above; b. 
II, 28, 1847; 

m. June 1866, Elnora Vergina Cannon, b. 1845; dau. 
of James Sylvester Cannon, see. 

Nellie Olivia, b. 8, 13, 1867; m. 10, 27, 1894, Charles Guy Herrick 
see. She m. (i) John Kellum, see. 

2. Frederick James, b. 6, 21, 1869; d. July 1891. 

3. Franklin Jay, b. 5, 19, 1871; d. May 1884. 

4. Son, b. ab, 1873; d. 6, 6, 1884. 

5. Sarah Eva, b. I, 31, 1874. 

Mrs. Reuben Beardsley, b. ab. 1812; d. 8, 8, 1848. 

Mr. Beardsley (Reuben.?), b. ab. 1810; d. 6, 27, 1882. 

Ellen Beardsley, in Dist. 2 ab. 185 1-2; at Apollos 

Levi Beardsley, b. ab. 1840; at Joel Parmelee's; in 
Dist. 2, 185 1-2. 

Mr. and Mrs. Becht, in Dist. 7 on Macedonia road 
across from schoolhouse, also on Solon road; he m. (2) 
Martha West, dau. of Charles West; she Bapt.; several 

Silas Beckley, here ab. 1844:54; undertaker; made 
coffins; house east side of square; cabinet shop in front; 
Cong. 1847; dis. to New Haven, Ct., 1854. 

Cornelia Beckley, in Inst. 1848; Cong. 1851, dis. to 
New Haven, 1854. 

Ellen M. and George W. Beckley, Inst. 1848. 
Child of Silas Beckle]^ d. i, 20, 1850, age i yr. 

Beebe Bell — 215 

Louisa Beebe, Meth. 1843. 

Mary Beeman, Meth. 1841. 

Jehiel and Almira Beers, Meth. 1843. 

LoviNA C. Beers, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-9. 

John William Behling, b. Wis. 6, 30, 1 878, son of Wm. 
and Frieda BehHng; Hved in Milwaukee and CI.; to Tw. 
1915; m. ID, 20, 1900, Emma Louise Detman, b. Wis. 
I, 13, 1884. They had Lavern Louise, b. 4, 9, 1905, and six 
other chil. who d. 

Erastus Belden, m. Betsy A. , who was b. ab. 

1806 and d. 12, 22, 1886, at Mr. Roach's. 


1. Josephine. 

2. Minerva C, b. 7, 12, 1830; d. 2, 3, 1895; m. Moses Nelson 
Roach, see. 

3. Josephine, b. 8, 3, 1838; m. Albert N. Stanley, see. 

4. Edward, b. ab. 1842; d. ii, 25, 1855; son of above.'' 

5. Frederick E.; see below. 

Frederick E. Belden, d. 12, 12, 1896; son of Erastus 
above; rented farms; in 177th O. V. L; to Calif, several yrs. 
after marriage ; then to Tw.; then to Bedford ab. 1888; 

m. 2, 28, 1870, Emogene Azubah Lusk, dau. of Henry 
Lusk, see; b. 2, 28, 1849; d. 4, 17, 1916. 


Henry Augustus, b. i, 5, 1872; m. 1890, Nellie Nichols, dau. o 
Fremont Nichols, see; lived in Tw.; now in CI.; six chil.; Cong. 1887 

Lillius Ann, b. 8, 11, 1880; m. 6, 10, 1913. Thomas H. Sloban of 

Frank Albert Belek, b. Austria 12, 25, 1869; to U. S. 
1889; to Tw. 1916; farmer on Macedonia road; 

m. I, 16, 1900, RozALiE Macha, b. in CI. 10, 30, 1874. 

Albie Anna, b. 2, 14, 1901. 
Albert Frank, b. 11, 6, 1903. 
John Alfred, b. 8, 22, 1905. 
Elsie May, b. 12, 15, 1910. 

Thomas Alexander Bell, b. 5, 26, 1873; unm.; son 
of William and Isabella (Sloan) Bell of Streetsboro; he 

2i6 — Benedict Bennett 

lived here a short time and d. 7, 14, 191 2, aged 80. Thomas 
is cattle buyer; farm N. W. of Tw., old Elisha Herrick place. 

Albert Benedict, m. Helen Cannon, b. ab. 1845; 
who d. in Bedford, 8, 19, 1867; dau. of Horace P. and Mercy 
E. Cannon. They had Nina, b. ab. 1863; d. 12, 10, 1905; 
m. Fred Garree, see. 

Leon Benedict? 

Henry Bennett, b. 1798; d. 10, 14, 1873; came from 
near border bet. Canada and U. S.; returned there to be 
married; settled on Liberty St. where his grandson, Otis, 
now lives; cleared land and built first house; he and w. 

m. Fanny Streator, b. ab. 1804; d. May, 1878. 

Cyrus Crawford, b. 4, 19, 1827; see below. 

Henry S., b. 1830; d. on way home from army; lived in Wis.; m. 
and had three chil.; see below. 

Elam Morse, b. 12, i, 1834; see below. 

Cyrus Crawford Bennett, b. 4, 19, 1827; d. in Civil 
War; to Wis.; 

m. 6, 7, 1848, Caroline Sarah Johnson of Wadsworth, 
b. 3, 26, 1826; d. 191 2. They had Levin Henry, b. 7, 27, 
1849; see below; had seven other chil. 

Henry S. Bennett, son of Henry, above; b. 1830; d. 
on way home from Civil War; lived in Wis.; 
m. Catharine . 


Elam, b ; m.; had 2 girls. 

Emma, b. ; m.; had i boy. 

Henry, b. ; m. in Wis.; had 2 chil. 

Levin Henry Bennett, son of Cyrus Crawford above; 
b. 7, 27, 1849; farmer; carpenter; on Liberty St. and later 
built house in village on Bedford road; 

m. I, 5, 1881, Emma Viola Post, b. 2, 15, 1859, dau. of 

Philo Post, see; Meth. 

I. Ray Orman, b. 4, 2, 1882; m. 3, 25, 1907, Hattie Dalrymple, 
dau. of Adelbert Dalrymple, see: lives in Detroit, Mich.; he Tw. H. S., 

Bennett Bennett — 217 

2. Ida Luella, b. 11, 18, 1883; d. 4, 3, 1895. 

3. Luna Caroline, b. 4, 21, 1885; Tw. H. S. 1902; m. 11, 5, 1902, 
Louie Chamberlin, son of William Chamberlin, see. 

4. Leon Philo, b. 10, 31, 1888; see below, 

5. Flossie Idella, b. 4, 23, 1892; d. 8, 11, 1895. 

6. Ila Moss, b. 10, 23, 1896; Tw. High School, 1913; m. 10, 27, 
191 5, Nelson George Doubrava, see. 

Leon Philo Bennett, b. 10, 31, 1888, son of Levin 
Henry above; farmer on Liberty St.; 


Frolich, b. 1887, dau. of Charles Frolich, see. 

Paul Arthur, b. 9, 4, 191 1. 
Earl Williams, b. 2, 11, 1913. 
Leona Wilma, b. 3, 10, 1915. 

Elam Morse Bennett, b. Tw. 12, i, 1834; d. 9, 8, 
1871 ; son of Henry above; farmer on Liberty St. where son 
Otis now lives; bothMeth.; 

m. I, 27, 1858, Sarah Catherine Smith, b. Orange, 
5, 14, 1838, dau. of Almon and Susan Henriette (Squire) 
Smith, both b. New Milford, Ct. After her husband's death 
she remained on farm 20 yrs. and brought up her sons, then 
came to village and lives s. w. corner of park. See Perrin's 
Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1040. 


Almon Curtis, b. ii, 9, 1859; see below. 

Delas Hoadley, b. i, 23, 1864; see below, 

Otis Hartley, b. 10, 8, 1865; see below. 

Almon Curtis Bennett, son of Elam, above; b. 
II, 9, 1859, farmer on Hudson road one mile from village; 
m. 3, 24, 1885, Florence York of Tw. 

Elam, b. 10, 13, 1895; m. 6, 22, 1916, Gladys Walters of Boston, O. 

Delas Hoadley Bennett, son of Elam above, b. 
I, 23, 1864; street car conductor; Cuyahoga Falls; 

m. II, 17, 1888, Millie Roniger, b. 4, 30, 1871, dau. 
of Morris Roniger, see. 


Pearl, Tw. H. S. 1906; m. Joshua Frederick Fisher of Akron, and 
had Justus, b. 1910, Kermit, b. 1911, and Lenora, b. 1913. 

Jessie Maud, b. 12, 16, 1891; d. 12, 20, 1912; m. Olin Carpenter, 
and had Thelma who d. y. 

2i8 — Bennett Betts 

Otis Hartley Bennett, son of Elam above, b. lo, 8, 
1865; farmer on Liberty St.; member of Tw. School Board; 

m. 9, 13, 1888, Lillian Emeline Baldwin, b. 4, 5, 1870, 
dau. of Herman Baldwin, see. 

Harry, b. 12, 24, 1895; farmer; m. 7, 12, 1915, Bernice Johnson, 
dau. of Arthur T. Johnson, see. They had Faye Marie, b. 2, 23, 1916' 
Daughter d. y. 2, 18, 1907. 

Fred Ellsworth Bennett, b. 8, 31, 1862; worked 
here 8 or 10 yrs. ; son of James and Zelma Bennett of Orange, 
and bro. of Mrs. Charles T. Chambers; now in CL; 

m. (i) Cora Watson, and had May who d. at age of 22, 
and Grace Lorene. 

m. (2) Susie Hagerman of Worcester, and had Dudley, 
b. 1896, and Anna Bell, b. 1903. 

William Benthans, b. ab. 1867; d. i, 2, 1897; tran- 
sient; fr. Eng.; worked for Moses Bishop. 

ToNi Beri, b. in Hungary, 12, 16, 1855; to U. S. 1901; 
to Tw. 1916; 

m. 3, I, 1880, Elizabeth Solo, b. in Hungary 11, 6, 
1862. They had Toni, see below, Joe who d. y. and Olix who 
lives in CI. 

ToNi Beri jun., son of Toni above; b. in Hungary 
2, 18, 1883; to U. S. 1903; to Tw. 1916; farmer on Bedford 
road on William T. Adams' place; 

m. 5, 2, 1908, GuRD Teresz, b. in Hungary, 10, 23, 1889; 
to U. S. 1903. 


Theresa, b. 12, 28, 1909. 

Toni, b. 5, 8, 191 1 

Rosa, b. 8, 17, 1912. 

OHx, b. 2, 13, 1914. 

Edgar Betts, b. ab. 1835; d.; he and bro. Edwin here 
ab. 50 or 55 or more yrs. ago; rented farms; 

m. (i) Emma Clark, dau. of Ezra Clark, see. 
m. (2) ; Chardon. 


Bertie, b. ; d. 

Hermon, b. ; with mother in Detroit, Mich. 

Betts Birdsell — 219 

Edwin Betts, twin bro. of Edgar above, b. ab. 1835; 
d. at Chardon early in 1916, age 80; farmer; 

m. (i) Clarissa Clark, dau. of Ezra Clark, see; and 
had Wendell; and infant son d. 10, 19, 1859. 

m. (2) Mrs. Edgar Betts after separation from his bro. 

Fred Bicker, many years on Almon Brown's farm; 
now in Aurora; 

m. Margaret Jane Taggart, dau. of Alexander Tag- 
gart, see; she b. ab. 1865 and m. (i) Hiram G. Beardsley. 

Jonathan Bidlake, b. ab. 1778; d. Tw. i, 15, 1845. 
See census of 1833; lived near where Otis Bennett lives. 

Lewis, 1 820-1 863. See below. 
Calvin, b. ab. 1822. 

Betsy, b, ab. 1824; m. Washington Rhodes; see. 
Hannah, b. ab. 1827. 
Laura, b. ab. 1830. 

Lewis Bidlake, b. Tw. 1819-20; killed on train 11, 24, 
1863; farmer on Liberty St. until 1858, then Aurora; 

m. (i) Susan Gould, 1818-1859; dau. of Thomas 

m. (2) 1861, Clarinda Gould, 1836-1880. 

Daughter, d. 12, 3, 1842, age 6. 
Ellen, d. 8, 21, 1853, age 9. 
Daughter, d. 3, 20, 1861, age 12. 
Daughter, d. 3, 19, 1861, age 10. 
John, d. 7, 12, i860, age 5. 

By Second Wife 
Dayton, Minnie, b. 1862. 

David Bidlake; m. 11, 31, 1831; had Edwin, b. ab. 

John Bidlake, 1811-1833. 

Hannah M. Billson, teacher in Tw. Inst. 185 1-3; 
m. Mr. Sprang, of CI. 

Willie Isadore Birdsell, b. 1845; lived near old 
mills; son of John and Abigail (Parsons) Birdsell; Cong. 

220 — Bishop Bisho p 

m. 1869, Charlotte Louisa Griffith, b. 1851; d. in 
Hudson 1912; dau. of Lot Griffith, see; Cong. 1887. 


1. Effie Maud, b. 1870; Cong. 1887; dis. to Streetsboro, 1900; 
m. 1896, James H, Clark of Streetsboro and had Gilbert Horace, 1898, 
and Terese, b, 1902. 

2. Bessie Abbie, b. 1874; ^- 1895, Abraham L. Lighton, and had 
Donald Edward and Harmon Bruce. 

Alfred Ernest Bishop, b. 2, 20, 1867, Weymouth, son 
of Reuben and Elcina (Mann) Bishop; to Tw. 1909; mer- 
chant, n. e. corner of park; 

m. 7, 3, 1893, Emma Amanda Kittinger, b. 12, 18, 1874, 
dau. of David B. and Charlotte Frances (Richards) Kittinger 
of Bath; Cong. 


Orland Rodolph, b. 8, 16, 1895; Cong. 1910; salesman in CI. 

Harold Ross, b. 3, i, 1901; Cong. 1913. 

Gwendoline, Charlotte, b. 2, 8, 1904; Cong. 1916. 

George Lewis Bishop, bro. of above and partner in 
business, b. at Weymouth 7, 6, 1870; unm. 

David Bishop, left Goshen, Ct., Jan., 1800, in company 
of 30, in sleighs, for Bloomfield, N. Y.; left there April 24; 
to O. by fleet on Lake Erie of 5 boats of 2 to 4 tons each; 
had 4 sons, Samuel, Rueben, Luman and Joseph. 

Luman Bishop, had Leonard and Moses Cook. 

Leonard Bishop, b. in O. ab. 1810; to Tw. 1843; here 

m. Sophia Maxam, b. ab. 1815; d. 6, 6, 1895; dau. of 
William Maxam, see; no chil. 

Moses Cook Bishop, bro. of Leonard and son of 
Luman above, b. ab. 1828; d. i, 21, 1910; here i860; farm 
on Hudson road; 

m. Emily Peck Herrick, b. 12, 23, 1827; d. i, 19, 1909; 
dau. of Augustus Herrick, see. 

Mary, d. 9, 4, 1866, age ii. 
Elmer Luman, b. 8, 10, 185 1; see below. 
Emma, m. Elisha Ellsworth, see. 
Kate, m. Burton Keyes, see. 

Bishop Bissell — 221 

Alda B., b. 8, 13, 1867; m. William J. Greenlease, see. 
George, m. Lillie Martin who d. 1915; 6 chil. 
Anna, b. ab. 1870; d. 12, 29, 1887. 
An infant d. 2, 9, 1854, age 6 mo. 

Elmer Luman Bishop, b. Tw. 8, 10, 1851; d. 9, 19, 

m. 10, 29, 1873, LiLLIUS AURELIA LuSK, b. 2, 2, 185I, 

dau. of Henry Lusk, see. They had Leonard Elmer, b. Tw. 
5, 2, 1875; m. 9, 28, 1905, Ruby Glen Litzell; Akron. 
Lillius m. (2) 4, 15, 1891, Orson H. Nichols, see. 

Sanford H. Bishop, b. ab. 1810; d.; here i860, back 
of where bank stands; merchant; to Solon; Cong. 1834; 

m. Fanny Melissa Cannon in Aurora, b. ab. 1817. 


Martha, Cong. 1861; dis. to Collamer, 1865; m. Anson B. Cham- 
berlin; to Solon. 


William, mail clerk on Erie R. R. 


Americus Vespucius, in business with father; commission bus. in 
Milwaukee, Wis.; lived where Miss Eliza Reed lives; m. Persis Stiles, 
Cong.; teacher in Inst. 1859; no chil. 


I. John Bissell, fr. Somersetshire, Eng., to Plymouth 
Colony, 1628; later to East Windsor, Ct. 

II. John Bissell, Jr. 

III. Jeremiah Bissell. 

IV. Israel Bissell, East Windsor, Ct., d. 1776 in 
middle life of camp distemper in Rev. War; 

m. Hannah , who d. 5, 28, 1799. They had 

Robert, Israel, Justus, Eunice, Roxana, Prudence and Anna. 

V. Robert Bissell, b. ; d.; to Aurora, 1823; 

m. Thankful Cheeseman, b. Braintree, Mass., 8, 7, 

1769, dau. of Edward Cheeseman, in Rev. War. 


Rev. Samuel, b. 4, 28, 1797; see below. 

Roswell, b. ab. 1800; d. 3, 8, 1851, had Orrin, Calvin, Harriet and 

David, b. 7, 4, 1802; see below. 



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Rev. Samuel Bissell, son of Robert above; b. Mid- 
dlefield, Mass., 4, 28, 1797; d. Tw. 8, 26, 1895, age 98; to 
Aurora with parents 1806; Yale Col. 1823; Yale Sem. 1825; 
pastor at Tw. 1828-43 except i^ yrs. when teaching and 
preaching at Edinburg; founder and principal of Tw. Inst.; 
see Hist, of Cong. chh. and Hist, of Inst.; see also Perrin's 
Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1040. In Twinsburg's first century 
he was her most distinguished and useful citizen. 

m. (i) 1824, Fanny P. Gaylord, b. ab. 1800; d. Tw. 

5, 31, i860; dau. of Elijah Gaylord, of Harwinton, Ct.; 

m. (2) Aug. i860, Cynthia Amelia Sikes, b. 11, 28, 
1823; d. 8, 15, 1897; dau. of Chauncey and Cynthia (Han- 
cock) Sikes; grad. of Wilbraham Academy, Mass., and 
principal of ladies' department; Cong. 1870. 

Child, By Second Wife 

Fannie Amelia, b. 1864; m. Sept. 1883, Frederick Lloyd Bissell, son 
of her cousin, Orrin Burke Bissell; see chart; they live in Winterset, la. 

Mr. Bissell's census of 1833 gives William Bissell and 
Rhoda F. Judson as members of his family. 

David Bissell, son of Robert above, b. 7, 4, 1802; d. 

3,23,1879; he and w. Cong. 1843; farmer, on Hudson road; 

m. ab. 1826, Amanda C. Loveland, b. 5, 28, 1809; d. 

6, 6, 1889, aged 80; dau. of P. Loveland. 


1. Warren G., b. 3, 4, 1827; d.; m. (i) Charlotte Bailey, who d. 
9, ID, 1855, age 24; m. (2) Jane Sutherland. 

2. Emeline B., b. 4, 13, 1828; d.; m. Samuel Herrick, see. 

3. Edward, b. 12, 19, 1830; killed in Civil War. 

4. Fidelia Laura, b. 10, 8, 1833; d.; m. Joel Turner, see. 

5. Mary A., b. 2, II, 1836; d.; m. Ansel Maxam, see. 

6. Lucia M., b. 2, 27, 1839; d.; m. Lawson Pratt, see. 

7. Harlow A., b. 8, 31, 1842; in Civil War and d. soon after; m. 
Ellen Richardson. 

8. Henry Augustus, b. 7, 4, 1845; see below. 

Henry Augustus Bissell, son of David above, b. 

7, 4) 1845, farmer; hotel in Tw.; in Civil War; 

m. II, 6, 1868, Fidelia A. Thompson, b. 8, 17, 1846, 
dau. of Aaron and Lyta (Leach) Thompson. 


1. Vina Augusta, b. 11, 10, 1872; m. 3, 22, 1893, William P. 
New^roth; she Cong. 1887, dis. to Hudson 1893. 

2. Zany, b. and d. i, 11, 1882; one of triplets. 


3. Mabel, b. i, ii, 1882; d. 8, 18, 1882. 

4. Reata Capitola, b. i, 11, 1882; m. 6, i, 1904, Fitch Gerald 
Nichols; she Tw. H. S. 1900. 

5. WinnieMay, b. 6, 2, 1885; m. 12, 30, 1905, Eugene B. Merrick, 
and had Rita Antoinette, b. 4, 12, 1907, and Alfred Henry, b. 3, 20, 1913; 
d. 3, 30, 1916. 

Justus Bissell, son of Israel above, b. 2, 16, 1759; d. 
9, 16, 1832; to Aurora Oct. 1808, where he and w. d.; 

m. 12, 20, 1779, Ann Blodgett, b. 3, 2, 1760; d. i, 24^ 

1839- Children 

Justus, Jr.; m. Mercy Collins. 
Barber; m. Mabel Riley. 

Cephas, b. 6, 25, 1800; see below. 
Eunice, b. 10, 22, 1796; m. Tyler Smith, see. 

Roxy; m. Parish. 

Philena; m. Aaron Baldwin. 

Elvira; m. Rev. Bascom. 

Anna; m. Daniel Leach. 
Ebenezer Blodgett, b. 7, 20, 1784; see below. 
Also a son, Israel, who d. in infancy. 
These names not in order of birth. 

Cephas Bissell, son of Justus above, b. 6, 25, 1800; 
d. 5, 19, 1867; to Aurora with parents 1808; there until 
1833, then to farm in s. e. part of Tw.; farmer; Cong.; see 
Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1041; 

m. 2, 23, 1829, Isabel Crawford, b. 5, 20, 1806; d. 
July or Aug., 1883; dau. of Solomon Crawford, see; Meth. 


Cephas Crawford, b. 4, 19, 1830; see below. 

Isabel Almina,b. 9, 20, 183 1; d. 12, 26, 1833, scalded. 
Anna Elvira, b. 12, 25, 1840; d. i, 30, 1862; m. 3, 27, 1861, Nelson 
C. Dodge, see. 

Henry Alexander, b. 3, 3, 1847; see below. 

Cephas Crawford Bissell, son of Cephas above, b. 
4, 19, 1830; d. 9, 28, 1873; 

m. Phila Reed, and had Fred Crawford; see below. 

Dr. Fred Crawford Bissell, b. 11, 23, 1871; Oberlin 
Col. 1894-6; CI. Homeopathic Med. Col., 1899; in 5th 
Reg. U. S. A., 1898; Akron; 

m. Lillian A. Pay, of Oberlin. 


Ivan, b. 5, 16, 1900. 

Fred and Frank, twins, b. 8, 15, 1902. 


Henry Alexander Bissell, son of Cehpas above, b. 
3, 3, 1847; farmer in s. e. part of town on Aurora road; of 
late yrs. in village on Bedford road; 

m. 12, 18, 1878, Anna Laura Nichols, b. 2, 25, 1859, 
dau. of Oscar A. Nichols, see; Cong. 1898. 


Roy Henry, b. 9, 22, 1880; killed by accident in CI. 3, 25, 1907, 
Tw. H. S. 1898. 

Ray Oscar, b. 12, 9, 1882; farmer; Cong. 1903 and 1913; S. S. 
supt. twice; Tw. H. S. 1901. 

Ellen Anna, b. 2, 27, 1885; Cong. 1899; Tw. H. S. 1901; atObedin 
1904-5; teacher many yrs. in Tw. schools. 

Fred J., b. 10, 16, 1888; Cong. 1906; S. S. supt.; coal and feed 
business; Tw. 

Oralsabel, b.8, 20, 1894; Cong. 1908; Tw.H. S.1911; Kent Normal 
School; teacher. 

Ebenezer Blodgett Bissell, son of Justus above, b. 
7, 20, 1784; d. 4, 24, 1864, age 80; fr. Middlefield, Mass.; 
to Aurora 1806; to Tw. 1855; where P. P. Evans lives; 
Cong. 1855; 

m. (i) Mary Root, b. 2, 16, 1794; d. i, 23, 1825; dau. 
of Jeremiah and Lucretia Root; 

m. (2) 4, 22, 1830, LuciNDA Pardee Hart, b. 5, i, 1792; 
d. 6, I, 1846; 

m. (3) Angeline Collins; d. 11, 12, 1853; 

m. (4) 10, II, 1854, Mrs. Fanny Parmelee, b. ab. 
1784; d. 10, 12, 1875, age 91 ; wid. of Dan Parmelee, see. 
Children By First Wife 

1. Mary Ann, b. 2, 16, 1812; d. 1867; m. 2, 18, 1829, George 
Barker, and had Norman, Hannah, Orson, Franklin, Lucretia, Adelia, 
Newton, and Samuel, all dead but Mrs. Lucretia Stanton. 

2. Sylvester, b. 2, i, 1814; m. (i) Mary Ann Foster; m. (2) 7, 7, 
1841, Eleanor Nelson Hinsdale; had Watson Brown by ist w., and by 
2nd w., Herman Hinsdale, Lucy, Mary, and Ellen. 

3. Lucretia Page, b. 3, 18, 1817; d. Aug. 1841; m. 10, 20, 1836, 
A. N. Beard, one child, Mrs. Cordelia Chandler. 

4. Albert Newton, b. 9, 25, 1821; d. 1850; m, ii, 23, 1848, 
Margaret Brown and had Robert Emmett. 

Children By Second Wife 

5. Clara Maria, b. 3, 27, 183 1; m. 11, 5, 1857, William H. Par- 
melee, see; had Nettie, Sylvia Lucinda, Howard Emmett, Herman Bis- 
sell, and Mason Ellsworth. 


6. Ebenezer Blodgett, Jr., b. 4, 12, 1832; d. 6, 28, 1867; through 
Civil War, under Garfield; m. i, i, 1856, Melinda Pease and had Linnie, 
Emma and Retta. 

7. Vesta Lucinda, b. i, 14, 1836; m. 4, 8, 1858, Ornaldo Lewis, 
1830-1914, and had Frank, Fred, Nellie and Bert. 

William C. Bissell, of Wes. Res. Col. teacher in Tw. 

Inst. 1834-5. 

Mrs. Sophia Bissell, b. ab. 1805; d. Aug. 1883. 

Andrew J. Blackbird, son of Indian Chief; fr. Grand 
Traverse, Mich.; one of 20 or more Indian youths who were 
in Tw. Inst. 1846 and later yrs. His bro. d. here and was bur. 
with Indian ceremonies. It is said that his tribe owned the 
land around the Sault St. Marie in Mich., and that he 
became very wealthy and d. about 4 yrs. ago, aged over 90. 
See Tw. Inst, catalogues for names of other Indians. 

Major Elijah Blackman; in Rev. War; came fr. 
Becket, Mass.; lived in Aurora; 

m. Elmira Hamilton. They had: 

Isaac Newton Blackman, b. 7, 23, 1812; d. 12, 23, 
1890; lived in Aurora; 

m. Henrietta Granger, b. 11, 22, 1815; d. 8, 26, 
1849; dau. of Horace Granger, 1 776-1 839, and Charlotte 
(Snow) Granger, 1 783-1 851. They had child 3 yrs. old who 
d. 4, 20, 1843, and also had: 

Horace Granger Blackman, b. 9, 10, 1840; d. 4, 18, 
1902; lived in Aurora but came to Tw. ab. 1871 and bought 
home south side of park; 

m. 9, 26, i860. Amy Amelia Clark, b. 10, 11, 1842, 
dau. of John Finley Clark, see. She still lives in Tw. They 

John Clark Blackman, b. 12, 4, 1861; lived in village 
and for a time in CI.; to Pompey's Pillar, Montana, 1916; 

m. 12, 20, 1883, Nettie Adilla Greenlese, dau. of 
Joseph C. Greenlese, see; b. 10, 12, 1859. They had: 

Rev. John Carrell Blackman, b. 3, 18, 1885; Cong. 
1904; Tw. H. S. 1902; Wes. Res. Col. 1907; Union Theo. 
Sem. 191 2; was pastor at Big Timber, Mont., now at Pom- 
pey's Pillar, Mont. ; 

m. 6, 18, 1913, Jessie Darle Fearis. 

Blackmer Bliss — 227 

Rev. Walter Raymond Blackmer, b. Belchertown, 
Mass., 10, 28, 1875, son of Alanson Leroy and Mary A. 
(Sadler) Blackmer; Amherst Col. 1897; Hartford Seminary 
1900; ordained at Marietta 9, 25, 1900; ass't pastor of 
First Cong. chh. of Marietta 9, 25, 1900, to May 31, 1905; 
pastor of Tw. Cong. chh. 6, i, 1905, to 11, 30, 191 1; Arcade, 
N. Y., 12, 7, 191 1, to present time; 

m. 6, 27, 1900, Nellie L. Rice, b. 8, 20, 1855, dau. of 
Horatio N. and Luna C. (Smith) Rice. Mrs. Blackmer's 
cousin, Mary Temple, lived in the family and d. 2, 9, 1910. 

Dow Blair, b. 5, 23, 1875, in Penn., son of Robert and 
Harriet (Oldacre) Blair; to Tw. 1916 on Charles Riley's 
farm. Liberty St.; 

m. 12, 18, 1901, Laura Kimmel, b. Penn. 3, 23, 1876, 
dau. of Samuel and Jane (Baney) Kimmel. 

Stacy Jewell, b. 6, 30, 1904; d. y. 
Glenn Avery, b. 5, 24, 1905. 
Samuel Wesley, b. 6, i, 1909. 
Susan Margaret, b. i, 6, 1913; d, y. 

JoAB (or Jacob) Blake, b. ab. 1790; d. 7, 5, 1830; see 
census of 1833; 

m. Sarah (.?) who m. (2) 9-1832, Ezra Clark as 

his first w. She Bapt. 1838; Meth. 1845. 

Children By First Husband 
Andrew, b. ab. 1822. 
Anson, b. ab. 1826. 

Lucinda, b. ab. 1830; m. William Thomas. 
Perhaps other children. 

Mr. Blakeslee, b. ab. 1800; d. 9, 6, 1844; on Bedford 
road; moved away; had son William. 

DwiGHT G. Blakeslee, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

Flora S. Blakeslee, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

Mr. Blass, child of d. 5, 23, 1853, age i yr. 

Rev. George Josiah Bliss, b. ab. 1810; d. 12, 2, 1872; 
pastor of Tw. M. E. chh. 3 yrs. 

Mrs. Lucy H. Bliss, his widow, lives in Madison. She 
was b. in Ct. 

228 — Bliss Bonner 

Jane Elizabeth Bliss, his sister, b. 4, 14, 1822; 
m. Schuyler M. Chamberlin, see. 

John Bliss, b. ab. 1846; in Dist. 2, 1858; one of boys 
brought from N. Y. City; at Dea. Wilcox's; probably went 
into army; prob. bro. of Rev. George Bliss above. 

Morris Blodgett, b. ab. 1823; d. ; where Verne 

Hempstead lives; here i860; wagon maker for James 
Alexander; after mother's death all went to Calif. ; returned 
to Tallmadge and d. ; in Civil War, Co. K, 19th O. V. I., and 
177th O. V. I.; in battle of Shiloh; 

m. ab. 1848, Laura Clark, b. ab. 1829; d. in Tall- 
madge 1876; dau. of William Clark, see; Meth. 

Two d. in infancy. 
Mary, b. ab. 1849; d. 4, 2, i860. 
Nettie, m. Charles Abby; to Calif. 

Charles Bock, b. ab. 18 18; cooper; shop just north 
of Mr. Fee's; went to Hudson; 

m. (i) , b. ab. 1821; d. 9, i, 1855; 

m. (2) Hannah Myers, b. ab. 1834. No children. 

Otis and Eli Boise, built present hotel 1830; owned 

property here. Otis m. Elvira ; she Cong. 1834, dis. 

to Hudson 1835. 

Jefferson Bolander, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1 860-1. 

Allen Bond, Meth. 1843. 

Alexander Bolton, in early day lived in extreme n. e. 
corner of Tw. and Summit Co. in one roomed unplastered 
house. One of his daughters m. Alvin Seward who lived 
many yrs. in Aurora; two or three other daus. lived in Solon 
many yrs. 

Godfrey Bonner, b. 1842, in Berne, Switzerland; d. 
II, 14, 1911; to America i860; farmer on Solon road; 

m. 1880, Martha Porter, b. in Ireland 1849; to 
America 1871; dau. of Nelson and Martha (McDowel) 
Porter; Cong. 1897. 

Boose Boose — 229 


1. Edward Godfrey, b. in Hudson, 1880; m. 1900 (?) Ruby 
Corwin and had Mabel Marie and Dorothy Agnes; he Cong. 1900; 

2. John Nelson, b. 1882 in Hudson; m. 191 1, Wilkelmina M. 
Petterson; had Mary Elizabeth; Hudson. 

3. Mary Folwell, b. 1885 in Hudson; d. 12, 2, 1902. 

4. Lucy Porter, b. 1886; d. 1887. 

5. Fred Lee, b. 1887; Cong. 1904; m. 1914, Katherine Murray; 
on home farm. 

6. Frank Wait, b. and d. 1889. 

7. Jessie Clark, b. and d. 1890. 

John George Boose, b. in Germany 5, 2, 1836; d. Tw. 
3, 9, 191 1 ; to America 185 1; she in 1859; to Tw. 1866; 
contractor; stone mason; 

m. Olean, N. Y., i, 30, i860, Magdalena Newman, b. 
in Germany 12, 11, 1842; both Meth. 1877. 


1. John WilHam, b. i, 13, 1862; m. 7, 6, 1887, Elark L. O'Neal, 
b. 9, 7, 1862; dau. of Michael O. Neal, see; no chil.; CI.; Meth. 

2. William Henry, b. 12, 13, 1863; see below; Meth. 

3. Charles Henry, b. 3, 28, 1865; d. 3, 11, 1901; killed in quarry; 
m. 12, 10, 1890 (.?), Rose Anna Martin who d. 9, i, 1896; had Alvin, of 
Tw. H. S. 1909. 

4. Edward, b.Tw. 2, 28, 1867; m. 2, 2, 1893, Mary Orsa Baldwin, 
dau. of Herman Baldwin, see; no chil. 

5. George W., b. Tw. 3, 3, 1869; see below. 

6. Lena Belle, b. Tw. 6, 3, 1875; d. 5, 21, 1877. 

7. Arthur Newman, b. Tw. 12, 25, 1877; m. 10, 2, 1901, Cora 
Belle Chamberlin, dau. of Oscar E. Chamberlin, see; Meth. They had 
Genevieve, b. ii, 21, 1906; CI. 

William Henry Boose b. 12, 13, 1863, in Olean, 
N. Y., son of John George Boose above; farmer on Bedford 
road; Meth. 1890; 

m. 6, 27, 1900, Daisy Belle Stephenson, b. 7, 31, 
1878; Meth. 


Sterling William, b. 3, 20, 1901. 

Theodore Alford, b. 12, 21, 1905. 

Helen Marie, b. 2, 20, 191 1. 

George W. Boose, b. 3, 3, 1869; east side of park; 
mill work and threshing; son of John George Boose, above; 

m. 2, 6, 1893, Helen Lena Hahn, b. 9, 19, 1870, dau. 
of Peter and Barbara Hahn of Coshocton Co. 

230 — BoosiNGER Booth 


Merle Wilbur, b. 3, 19, 1894. 
Mabel Leola, b. 6, 5, 1895. 
Ralph Leonard, b. 10, 3, 1896. 
Ray Edson, b. 9, 14, 1897. 
Forest Hamilton, b. 10, 20, 1899. 
Charles Henry, b. 2, 20, 1902. 
George Cecil, b. 12, 13, 1906. 
Walter Emerson, b. 11, 4, 1908. 
Boy, b. and d., 6, 10, 1912. 
Wayne Stanley, b. 10, 15, 1913. 

Conrad Boosinger, "Uncle Coon," an early settler 
in s. w. part of the town on present Dell farm; came about 
1830; very religious; 

m. (i) Tyson, sister of John Tyson. 


Two sons and five daughters. 

Elizabeth and Rebecca were twins; in school 1842-5. 

Temperance, b. ab. 1828; m. Richmond; Milbury Corners. 

Nancy (?). 

Samuel Booth of Stratford, Ct., had Elisha who had: 

Philander Booth, b. in Ct., 6, 25, 1802; d. Tw. 

5, 7, 1857; early settler s. e. of village where Mrs. McElroy 
lives; mason; plastered many houses and the church build- 
ings of Tw. ; built the A. L. Nelson building where post office 
is;j he and w. charter mem. of Meth. chh.; 

m. 1825, Sarah Emeline Henry of Aurora, sister of 
Reuben Henry, b. 12, 5, 1807; d. 9, 3, 1888. 


1. Henry Philander, b. 4, 17, 1826; d. Rantoul, 111., 4, 15, 1891; 
bur. in Tw.; to Calif. 1850, then Oregon, and Butte, Mont. 

2. Eliza Emeline, b. 12, i, 1827; d. 6, 23, 1850, while teaching in 
Randolph; Meth. 1843; tea. in Tw. Inst. 1849. 

3. Lycurgus, b. 11, 7, 1829; see below. 

4. Angeline, b. ab. 1833; d. 9, i, 1837. 

5. Cornelia E., b. 10, 23, 1836; d. 7, 24, 1901; Doe Run, Mo.; m. 

6, 19, 1859, Isaac Cross, and had Charles and Fred. 

6. Delia, b. 2, 23, 1840; d. Luray, Kan., 3, 9, 1906; Meth.; m. 
5, 30, 1863, John Francis Stevens, son of John G. Stevens, see; 2 chil. 

7. Lillian Jane, b. i, 3, 1842; d. 11, 23, 1863; Meth.; m. 2, i, 
i860, Darius Chamberlin, see. 

Booth Bowen — 231 

8. Laura Marie, b. 8, 31, 1843; m. i, 12, 1865, Herman Henry- 
Baldwin, see. 

9. John Howard, b. 9, 19, 1845; d. in Kan.; in Civil War; m. 
1867, Emma A. Hilton. 

10. Frank Lynn, b. 2, 28, 1848; m. 11, 25, 1869, Loretta Slocum; 
3 chil.; Boulder, Colo.; he Meth. 

11. Marcellus Holmes, b. 8, 9, 1851; m. Minnie Cobb; Corsi- 
canna, Tex.; both Meth. 1877. 

Lycurgus Booth, b. 11, 7, 1829; d. 5, 14, 1909; son of 
Philander above; with bro. Henry to Calif. 1850; returned 

m. 12, I, 1853, Chloe Tooker (Tucker) of Tw., b. 
8, 20, 1829; d. 12, 24, 1888, both dying in Rantoul, I\\. 

Emma A., b. 8, 24, 1854; m. (i) 12, 2, 1872, Alonzo Lucky, son of 
Geo. W. Lucky. They had Adelbert Alonzo, b. 1874, who m. 1899, 
Mabel Ives and had George A., b. 1902; m. (2) Charles W. Hamilton of 
Rantoul, 111. 

William Richard Bowen, b. 5, 10, 1879, son of 
Richard and Martha (Johnson) Bowen of Boston; in Tw. 
1904-13, back again 1916; 

m. 5, 3, 1905, Hazel Mina Roniger, b. 10, 27, 1887, 
dau. of Morris Roniger, see. They had Richard Leroy, b. 
8, 13, 1907. 

Mark Sheridan Bowen, bro. of above, b. 8, 18, i860; 
in Tw. from 1909 to 191 2; to Barberton 191 2; 

m. (I). 

m. (2) 4, 18, 1905, Florence Iva Bishop, of Chicago; 
b. 3, 13, 1882; Meth.; dau. of EUwood Claud and Amanda 
(Evans) Bishop. 

Children, By Second Wife 

Edith Lucile, b. i, 16, 1907. 

Melvin Sheridan, b. 10, 14, 1910. 

Elizabeth Juanita, b. 8, 31, 1915. 

Edwin D. Bowen, b. Hudson 3, 4, 1864, son of Richard 
and Martha (Johnson) Bowen; to Tw. 1901, grain, feed and 
coal dealer; lived near depot; to CI. 1915; 

m. 10, 3, 1889, in Tw., Nettie C. Sadler, dau. of 
Gibson and Jennett (Hewitt) Sadler; no chil. but nephew 
lived with them, Earl William, b. 12, 12, 1893. 


James William Boyer, b. 6, 3, 1869, son of George and 
Emma Boyer, of Pa.; farmer; to Tw. 1911, to Boston 1914; 

m. 12, 30, 1886, Clara Catharine Housel, b. 4, 5, 
1866; dau. of Solomon M. and Sally Housel of Pa. 

George Arthur, b. 3, 6, 1888; d. 3, 7, 1888. 
Mary Estella, b. 4, 23, 1889; d. 7, 15, 1890. 
Cora Eva, b. 3, 10, 1892; d. 4, 3, 1908. 
Sarah Emma, b. 3, 18, 1900. 
Lloyd Allen, b. 6, 9, 1902. 
Joseph Bruce, b. 5, 13, 1908. 

Mrs. Louisa Bradford, b. ab. 1815; d. 10, 19, 1897. 

Frank J. Bramley, b. Olmsted, 3, 17, 1873; farmer; 
son of Laurence Bramley, b. in Eng. 1829; d. CI. 6, 14, 1913; 
owns old Mcintosh farm. Liberty St. 1909; to village 1912; 
to farm again 191 5; 

m. 3, 6, 1901, Mabel Charlotte Thayer, b. 11, 3, 
1879, dau. of Alson Thayer, b. 1854, and Emily Jane 
(Richards) Thayer, b. Chagrin Falls, 7, 29, 1856; lived in 
Tw. several yrs. with daughter. 

Ruth Emily, b. 8, 3, 191 1, in Tw. 
Jestina Ellen, b. 12, 24, 191 5, in Tw. 

Albert Brenizer, b. 5, 16, 1878, son of William and 
Lucy Brenizer; farmer; s. w. part of Tw. on Dodge road; 

m. Etta May Umstead, b. 9, 14, 1883, dau. of Charles 
and Alice Umstead. 


Ralph Albert, b. 12, 30, 1906; d. 1,5, 1907. 

Wesley Umstead, b. 6, 24, 1908; d. 7, 4, 1908. 

Albert Alvin, b. 6, 14, 1915. 

Harry Brenizer, Tw. H. S. 1905; lawyer. 

Harry Brew, farmer on Liberty St. ab. 1914. 

Jay Brewster, built and run present sawmill in village; 
lives now in Aurora; 

m. Alice Stutzman. 

Richard Briggs, b. Eng. 2, 4, 1878; came June 1905; 
farmer; son of Richard and Jane Briggs; to Bedford 1916; 

Bronson Brown — 233 

m. in Eng. 2, 24, 1912, Frances Atherton, b. 5, 18, 
1888, dau. of Alfred and Ada Atherton; Cong. 191 3. 

Richard Alfred, b. 12, 20, 191 2, 
Frances Evelyn, b. 6, 18, 1914. 

Elijah W. Bronson, from Ct., spring 1820, to sell land 
for Moses and Aaron Wilcox; returned in fall and brought 
back wife and hired man, Samuel H. Hull; town clerk 1821 ; 
lived on Liberty St. ab. where Charles Riley lived; early 
meetings held in his house; built of logs first house in village 
on east side of park about 1820, or before 1824; 

m. in Ct. ab. 1820, Fanny Molthorp; both mem. of 
Cong. chh. 1829. See census of 1833. 

I. Emily, b. ab. 1823; m. Burchard; she Cong. 1834. 

George Egbert, b. ab. 1823. 

Carlos (or Charles .^), b. ab. 1825. 

Sarah, b. ab. 1828. 

Dwight, b. Sept. 1829. 

Henry, b. ab. 1832. 

First five bap. 12, 24, 1829; the last 9, 7, 1832. 

Charles Brooks, colored; to Hudson 1872; 

m. Phoeba a. ; both Cong. 1872, but left 

before being received. 

I. James Brown, m. and had James, William, Nichols, 
Daniel, Thomas, Lewis, Israel, Betsy and Jennie. 

n. James Brown, m. Orvilla Phelps of Ct., and had 
Hannah, Orvilla, James, Roswell, and Almon. Roswell m. 
Mary Osborn and lived in Solon. They had Nelson, of 

Mantua, Harriet, who m. Anderson, she d. 8, 14, 

1914, Henrietta, who m. John Adams, see; Isadore, who m. 

Homer Richards, and another girl who m. Linton, 

also James, unm.. Liberty St. 

HL James Brown, b. Blandford, Mass., 12, i, 1806; 
d. 8, 17, 1885 ; bound out from 1 1 to 21 ; to Tw. 1839; shoe- 
maker, west side of park near store; bought 18 acres unim- 
proved land s. e. part of town in 1841; had 300 acres there 
finally; capt. of militia co. and col. of reg't. ; a strong man 
physically; cut and put up 4 cords of wood in a day; mowed 
with a scythe 5 acres of grass in a day; mowed grass once 

234 — Brown Brown 

from 9 to noon and cradled 5>^ acres of oats the same day; 
a great wrestler and never put on his back after age of i6; a 
great marksman with rifle; "honest, industrious and up- 
right"; in Tw. 46 yrs.; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 

m. (i) I, 7, 1832, Emeline Waterman, b. 5, 22, 1809; 
d. 4, 14, 1843; dau. of Zebedee Waterman, a Rev. soldier; 

m. (2) I, 10, 1844, Maranda Hanchett, b. 7, i, 1825, 
at Jerusalem, N. Y., d. 10, 26, 1913; dau. of Seth Hanchett, 

Children By First Wife 

1. Cornelia, b. 3, 10, 1833 (?); d. 3, 31, 1901; m. (i) Riley Root 
who d. in Civil war; m. (2) John W. Barge of CI. By first hus. she had 
Emeline and Mary. 

2. Horace, b. 5, 30, 1836; d. 4, 7, 1843. 

3. Betsey, b. 2, 10, 1840; d. 8, 20, 1841. 

Children By Second Wife 

4. Almon James, b. 2, 16, 1846, see below. 

5. Carlton Hanchett, b. 6, 8, 1855; d. 6, 12, 1856. 

Almon James Brown, son of James above, b. Tw. 
2, 16, 1846; to dist. school and Tw. Inst.; one term W. R. 
College at Hudson and in 1864 entered Baldwin University 
at Berea, left before graduating on account of sickness; 
taught dist. schools several terms before and after marriage; 
tutored one term in Tw. Inst.; justice of peace since 1883; 
notary public since 1898; first secretary of Tw. Banking 

m. 3, 5, 1868, Jestina Lovinia Dunshee, b. 12, 18, 
1848, dau. of Harrison Dunshee, see.; Bapt. 1877. 

James Harrison, b. 12, 27, 1877; m. 10, 24, 1900, Lepha Pearl 
Aikins; lives in Solon. They had a child b. and d. 6, 14, 1904, and a son 
J. C. Leland, b. 3, 7, 1906; James grad. Tw. H. S., 1896, and CI. Business 
Col. 1897. 

Almon Brown, son of James and Orvilla above, b. 
2,4, 1812; d. 2, 12, 1886; to Tw. 1854; farmer; where Mr. 
Hickman lives on Streetsboro road; 

m. 2, 6, 1840, Artemisia Cannon, b. 9, 10, 1818; d. 
9, 19, 1891; dau. of Sylvester and Rebecca Cannon; both 

Brown Buell— 235 

Almira, b. 12, 16, 1840; d. 12, 25, 1891; Meth. 
Minerva, b. 7, 30, 1843; m. 3, 3, 1863, Henry Clay Beardsley, see. 
Horace Sylvester, b. 7, 31, 1846; unm.; many years in village. 
Harris D., b. ab. i860; d. 3, 31, 1865. 

Francis Brown, Bapt. 1843. 

Oliver Brown, Bapt. 1832-3. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brown, his bro. Harold Brown, and 
Miss Atwater, on farm near Old Mills. 

Rev. Sidney Bryant, b. i 2, 5, i 8 i 2, in Sheffield, Mass. ; 
d. II, 3, 1885; son of Ezekiel and Mary (Northrop) Bryant; 
grad. Oneida Inst., Whitesboro, N. Y., 1837; studied 
theology New Haven, Ct., 1838-9; preached at West Stock- 
bridge, Mass., 1844-56; then East Granby, Ct. ; Twinsburg 
Cong. chh. 1860-7; ^ year in Oberlin; two yrs. in York; 
five in Vermillion; two in Waterford, Pa.; then lived with 

m. Harriet Warner Lord, dau. of Joshua and Mary 
(Douglas) Lord of Canaan, N. Y. She Cong. 1861. 

Samuel Joshua, b. 6, 26, 1851; Oberlin Col. 1873; Yale Sem. 1876; 
8 yrs. pastor So. Britain, Ct.; lawyer in New Haven, Ct.; Cong. 1866. 
Douglas Lord, b. 6, 13, 1854; d. Tw. 10, 16, 1861. 
Harriet, b. 2, 26, 1858; lives in Hartford, Ct. 

Truman BuELL of Middlefield, 1 796-1 878; in Tw. 6 yrs.; 
m. 1835, Lois Spencer, 1812-1888. Their son was 

Henry Martin Buell, i 836-1907; here i860; in 
Civil War; 

m. i860, Mary S. Hazen; both Cong, i860; dis. 1862 
to Middlefield. 


Elmer Martin, b. 1861, now in Calf.; in Spanish War; in Tw. 14 
yrs.; Cong. 1885; to Mt. Forest, 111., 1888. 

Rosie Mary, b. 1865; d. 1907; lived with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. 
Wilcox; Cong. 1885; dis. to Chagrin Falls 1890; m. 1887, William J. 

Henry M. Buell had a bro., Charles Lory Buell, of 
Middlefield, whose dau. Carrie Lydia, b. 1880, lived in Tw. 
many yrs. with her aunt, Mrs. Celestia Wilcox. She m., 

236 — BuELL Burgess 

1902, Harley Smith, who Hved but a short time. She m. (2), 
191 3, Rev. Edward Thomas MacMahon, of Nottingham. 
Her bro., Lewis John Buell, 1 878-1 892, Hved in Tw. i}4 yrs. 

Mrs. Buell, d. 8, 22, 1828, age 75. 

LuTiE Buell, b. 1879; d. 4, 18, 1892. Lucius J. Buell, 
perhaps the same; Cong. 1891. 

Charles Buell, b. 1847; d. 3, 17, 1901. 

Edgar Leonard Bull, b. 2, 9, 18 — ; d. Feb. 1873; to 
Tw. with w. and 5 chil. fr. Mich., Dec. i860, and lived at 
Tyler Hill's on Liberty St.; to So. CI. 1871; he was son of 
Samuel and Fannie H. Bull; 

m. 1847, Hannah Hill, b. 5, 25, 1817; d. 7, 30, 1890; 
dau. of Tyler Hill, see. 


Norman Hill, b. 2, 8, 1848; d, 191 1; in Civil War 1862 to close; 
m. Frances Kent. 

Amelia Sarah, b, 10, 5, 1850; d. June 1904; m. Nov. 1886, C. D. 

Joseph Edgar, b. 5, 9, 1852; m. Maude Humphrey; CI. 

Fannie H., b. i, 15, 1854; m. May i, 1886, Henry T. Cowin; CI. 

Ella Caroline, b. 10, 9, 1856; CI. 

Martin Bull; teamster; lived where Mrs. Wing lives 
on Hudson road; here 12 or 15 yrs; to Bedford; to CL; 
came from Solon ; 

m. Eva Clark, adopted dau. of John F. Clark. 

Infant, d. 2, 4, 1874, 5 "^o. 
Nora, Otto and Hattie, all m. 

N. H. Bull, in Civil War, from Solon. 

Aaron and Theodosia Bunce; Bapt. 1838-42. 

Mrs. Kate Burdge, lives at Mr. S. F. Oviatt's near 
Old Mills. 

Mr. Burgee or Burgay, where Mr. Solenski lives; to 
Akron; his infant d. i, 6, 1909, age 6 days. 

Rev. a. Burgess; Meth. pastor 1870. 

B uRNEs Burton — 237 

John Burnes, b. ab. 1855; killed on railroad 8, 17, 
1889; conductor; 

m. 1873, Imogene J. Parmelee, b. 185 1, dau. of Zeno 
Parmelee, see; Cong. 1866; CI. 

Charles L., b. 10, 8, 1884; m. 9, 8, 1909, Anna Noland. 
Jessie, b. ab. 1885; d. 12, 8, 1889. 
Ralph, b. 1887; d. 8, 11, 1888. 

Charles M. Burnes, bro. of John above; b. 6, 9, 1863 ; 
to Tw. 1887; left 1893; clerk at Millersburg; 

m. 10, 9, 1891, Emma M. Gardner, b. 10, 9, 1865. 

Harold L., b. i, 26, 1893. 
Herbert J., b. 10, 9, 1898. 

Thompson Burrell, b. Ireland ab. 1840; d. 6, 5, 1910; 
m. 12, 7, 1871, Mrs. Maria (Clark) Wilson, wid. of 
Thomas Wilson, see. 


1. Thompson, b. 9, 6, 1872; d. i, i, 1875. 

2. Nellie, b. 10, 22, 1875; ^- 4> ii? 191O) unm. 

3. Jane Margaret, b. 12, 12, 1876; m. (i) Robert Hamilton, see; 
m. (2) Thomas Jefferson Burroughs, CI. 

4. Thompson, b. 12, 8, 1879; m. 2, 13, 1909, Beatrice Fricker; 
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

5. Ralph Clark, b. 3, 21, 1885; unm.; Zero, Mont. 

Thomas Benton Burroughs, b. 5, 22, 1876, son of 
Levi and Sarah (Nichols) Burroughs of Northfield; to S. W. 
Tw. 191 1 ; farmer; 

m. 12, 22, 1898, Lillian Burns, b. 12, 22, 1876; dau. 
of Cornelius and Henrietta (McBride) Burns of Northfield. 

Lorna, b. 5, 6, 1900. 
La Verne, b. 5, 22, 1903. 
Rev. F. Burroughs, Meth. pastor 1842. 

Minerva Burroughs, Meth. 1842. Wife of above (.?). 

Charles Hubbard Burton, b. 9, 11, 1839; d. 4, 2, 
1901; son of Hubbard and Abigail W. (Ball) Burton; to 
Tw. 1893; back to CI. 1900; Lakewood 1907; lived s. e. part 
of town, where Mr. Allen lives ; 

238 — Burton Cameron 

m. I, 21, 1865, Susan Anna Gray, b. 12, 25, 1839; dau. 
of William and Margaret (Webster) Gray, and sister of Mrs. 
Albert W. Hawkins; Cong. 1895; dis. to CI. 1904. 

Children, B. in Cl. 

1. Charles George, b. II, II, 1865; m. (i) 9, 23, 1873, Almina M. 
Murbett, who d. Apr. 1907; m. (2) 2, 18, 1914, Nina Belle Chase; by 
1st w. had Ellen Gertrude and Charles Arthur; by 2nd w. had Robert 

2. Anna Eliza, b. 2, 8, 1868; d. 3, 5, 1893; unm. 

3. Henry William, b. 7, 30, 1870; m. i, 16, 1895, Carrie Geist, and 
had Charles Harold and Francis. 

4. Hubbard Augustus, b. 9, 5, 1872; d. 12, 11, 1904; m. Apr. 1896, 
Lillie May White, and had George Hubbard. 

5. Agnes Amelia, b. 9, 11, 1874, unm. 

6. Walter Frederic, b. 6, 15, 1877; d. Tw. 12, 31, 1897; unm 

Rev. Sherman Burton, preached and taught some; 
m. Maria Stanley, b. 11, 23, 1818; d. 11, 23, 1881; 
dau. of Frederic Stanley; first white child b. in Tw. 

Helen Burton (their child .? ) d. 8, 11, 1856, age 22 mo 
Helen Burton, in Dist. 7, b. ab. 1852. 

William Burton, here i860; to Minnesota yrs. ago; 

m. Henrietta Harlow, dau. of Joseph W. Harlow, see. 
She lived in Oberlin and later m. Henry Smith, who m. (i) 
Sarah McFarland. 

Walter F. Bustor, b. ab. 1867; d. 12, 31, 1897. 

William and Sabina Butler; Meth. 1844. 

Mary Button, b. ab. 1851; d. 4, 23, i860. 

Simeon Byron, on Macedonia road 2 or 3 yrs.; back to 
Macedonia and d. Lydia Byron in Dist. No. 7, b. ab. 1849. 


Wm. C. Callender, in Civil War; name on monument. 

Nathan Calwell; Meth. 1841. 

Jane Cameron; worked for Justus Herrick; Cong. 
1870; m. ab. 1874-5, James Monroe, and went to Shalers- 

Cameron Cannon — 239 

Eliza P. Cameron, sister of above; Cong. 1881; d. in 

Mr. Campbell, fr. Eng. ; section hand on R. R. ; 
killed 7, 3, 1893. 


I. John Cannon; m. Rebecca Gibbs; one of 50 
families that settled Blandford, Mass., in 1735. 

II. Nathan Cannon; hadNathan, John, Isaac, Ezek- 
iel and Rebecca, all farmers in Blandford. 

III. Nathan Cannon, b. 12, 2, 1759; d. 1846; in 
Rev. War; 

m. 4, 5, 1785; Elizabeth Gilmore, b. 1760, in Ches- 
ter, Mass.; dau. of James Gilmore, who was in Rev. War. 


1. Col. Israel, b. 4, 2, 1786; see below. 

2. Sally, b. 1788; m. William Clark. 

3. Sylvester, b, 1790; see below. 

4. Artemisia, b. 1793; m. John Hamilton. 

5. Olive, b. 179s; m. Marcus Hamilton. 

6. Salome, b. 1797; m. Jordan Rowley. 

7. Nathan, b, 1800; see below. 

8. Tryphena, b. 1807; m. Spelman Gibbs. 

Israel, Sylvester and Nathan came to Tw. ; the 5 girls m. and 
remained in Mass. 

Col. Israel Cannon, son of Nathan above, b. 5, 2, 
1786; d. 6, 19, 1865; fr. Blandford, Mass., to Aurora, 1833; 
to Tw. 1843 ; justice of peace many yrs. in Mass. and colonel 
in militia; in Mass. legislature 1828-31; came by canal to 
Buffalo; on first steamer fr. Buffalo to CI.; in ox cart to 
Aurora; see Bowen's Hist, of Portage and Summit Cos., p. 

m. 1806, LuciNDA Parks, b. 10, 21, 1786; d. 5, 6, 
1875, age 89; dau. of Reuben and Mary Parks. 


1. Polly, b. II, 25, 1808; d. II, 23, 1852. 

2. Betsy, b. 3, 2, 181 1; d. 5, 10, 1874. 

3. Franklin Henry, b, 10, 10, 1813; d. ii, 19, 1887. 

4. Horace Parks, b. 4, 8, 181 7; see below. 

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5. Hon. Reuben Parks, b. i, 13, 1820; d. May, 1898; Aurora; in 
state legislature; justice of peace; commissioner 25 yrs.; m. 10, 18, 
1843, Betsy Baldwin, dau. of Alanson and Ruth Baldwin. 

6. Sarah Melissa, b. 4, 13, 1822; d. 3, 26, 1899; m. 1845, Lorenzo 
Riley, see. 

7. Israel Lewis, b. 8, 7, 1829; see below. 
All born in Blandford, Mass. 

Horace Parks Cannon, son of Israel Cannon above, 
b. 4, 8, 1817; d. 3, 24, 1904, age 87; where Thomas Bell 
lives, and sold to Elisha Herrick; director and vice pres. of 
Summit Co. Agricultural Fair; 

m. Mercy Elizabeth Kennedy of Aurora, b. ab. 1803 ; 
d. 4, 7, 1879; Cong. 1887. 


Helen; d. and bur. in Bedford; m. Albert Benedict and had Nina, 


Cassius, b. ab. 1846; d. i, 26, 1879. 
Delia, b. ab. 1849; d. 3, 4, 1867. 
Mary, b. 1853; d. 9, 2, 1853, age 6 mo. 

Israel Lewis Cannon, son of Israel above, b. in 
Blandford, Mass., 8, 8, 1829; d. Tw. 3, 9, 1909; in Aurora 
fr. 5 to 15; to Tw. 1843; farm on Aurora road a mile fr. 

m. 3, 9, 1853, Ruth Beach Skeels, b. 2, 18, 1835; dau. 
of Theron Nelson and Samantha (King) Skeels, of Bedford; 
one of hotel party described elsewhere. 


1. Frank Parks, b. 4, 20, 1855; see below. 

2. Fannie Augusta, b. I, 6, 1856; m. 1875, Edwin C. Rich and had 
Frank, b. in Tw., and Lewis who d. 1915. She and sister Jessie have 
dressmaking estalalishment in CI. 

3. Charles Augustus, b. 4, 7, 1857-8; unm; Meth.; township 
trustee; with his mother on old place. 

4. Horace Parks, b. 6, 30, 1859; d. July, 1915; see below. 

5. Jessie Lucinda, b. 9, 12, 1861; business in CI. 

6. Fred Israel, b. 9, 9, 1864; CI.; see below. 

7. Mary Lucinda, b. i, 27, 1868; d. 1883. 

8. Harry Valentine, b. 2, 14, 1871; m. 1898, Lillie Nelson; no 
chil.; Shoshone, Ida. 

9. Edson Lewis, b. 8, 8, 1873; ^- iQ^^j Margaret Rothgery; had 
Edson Junior; CI. 

Mrs. Ruth Cannon has 9 great-grandchildren. 

242 — Cannon Cannon 

Frank Parks Cannon, son of Israel L. above, b. 4, 20, 
1855; lives in Grand Junction, Colo.; 
m. 1883, Christina M. Sugar. 

Gladys Franklin, b. 12, 12, 1884. 
Nelson J., b. 10, 18, 1886; d. 
Allen L., b. 2, 28, 1889. 
Lester B., b. 6, 29, 1892. 
Ruth B., b. I, 17, 1901. 

Horace Parks Cannon, son of Israel L. above; b. 
6,30, 1859; d. July 1915; 

m. Emma C. who d. 1915. 

All born in Mich. 

Fred Israel Cannon, son of Israel L. above; b. 9, 9, 
1864; CI.; 

m. Victoria La Reams. 

Leslie L., b. in Kan. 10, 19, 1892. 
Helen R., b. Tw. 8, 24, 1894. 
Hazel v., b. in CI. 12, 19, 1896. 
Robert C, b. Chicago, 9, 15, 1909. 

Sylvester Cannon, son of Nathan above, b. ab. 1790; 
d. 4, 14, 1869, age 79; here 1854 and i860; 

m. Rebecca Clark, b. ab. 1791 ; d. 3, 20, 1875, age 84. 


James, b. ab. 1817; see below. 

Artemisia, b. 9, 10, 1818; d. 9, 19, 1891; m. 2, 6, 1840, Almon 
Brown, see. 

James Cannon, son of Sylvester above; b. in East ab. 
1817; d. 10, 27, 1902, age 84; shoemaker; lived in Kent; 

m. Sarah Nye, who d. 6, 6, 1903, age 82. 


Elnora Vergina, b. 1845; m. June 1866, Amos Davis Beardsley, see; 

Cecelia; d. y. 

Julia Olivia; m. Lemuel Olon and had Mertie who m. 

Culver, lives in Neb., and William who lives in Kan. 

Cannon Carey — 243 

Emmaette; m. Loyal Meriels, who d.; she lives in Mantua with 
dau., Mrs. Delia Hill. 

Mary; m. George Harper; 4 chil., in Ravenna. 
Frank James; m. Phila Barnes; 7 chil.; Kent. 

Nathan Cannon, son of Nathan above, b. ab. 1800; 
d. 7, 26, 1869; to Ohio 1833; to Tvi^. 1834; here i860; 

m. Elizabeth Waterman, b. ab. 1803; d. 11, 21, 1879; 
Cong. 1835; no chil.; adopted Henry W., see below. 

Henry W. Cannon, adopted son of Nathan above, b. 
3, 5, 1830; d. 10, 7, 1895; farmer; Cong. 1877; in Tw. 
Inst, several terms; 

See Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1041; 

m. (i) 2, I, 1856, VioLETTA Hamilton of Cazenovia, 
N. Y., b. ab. 1830; d. 4, 11, 1863; both Meth.; 

m. (2) I, I, 1869, Delia Harmon of Aurora, b. 10, 23, 
1838; d. 5, 13, 1906; Cong. 

Children By First Wife 

Clayton, b. Tw. ; m. (i) Ames; m. (2). 

Hattie, b. Tw.; m.; Charlotte, Mich. 

By Second Wife 
Julia May, d. 11, 2, 1889, age 15; a cripple. 

George (Washington!*) Cannon; see census of 1833; 
lived where Robert Gillie lived; 

m. Bathsheba White, dau. of Paul? 

Fidelia Sophia, b. ab. 1821. 
Elizabeth Arminda, b. ab. 1822. 
George (Pickatonica) b. ab. 1825. 

Mary Cannon, late of Westfield (Mass.) Academy, in 
Tw. Inst. 1834-5. 

Willis Horton Cannon, b. New Athens, July, 1893, 
son of Ellis and Mamie (Horton) Cannon; to Tw. 1916; 

m. 8, 28, 1916, Mary Ruth Anderson, b. Cadiz, 
5, 30, 1896. 

Thomas Carey, b. ab. 1855; d. 7, i, 1905; fr. N. Y.; 
here several years; owned place where Mr. Ferris lives; 
laborer; m. 

244 — Cargold Carpenter 

Effie; m.; in CI. 
Marguarite; m.; Canton. 

Cornelius Jeremiah; Tw. H. S. 1906; m.; Akron. 
Leo; m.; Akron. 
Orpha; m. Charles Leach; Akron. 

Lewis Cargold; see census of 1833; came from Swit- 
zerland; had tannery near David Cochrane's place. 

Lewis Francis, b. ab. Feb. 1833; Inst. 1848. 
Daniel; Tw. Inst. 

W. R. and Frances Carl; fr. Streetsboro; Bapt. 1883. 

Mr. Carman; farmer on Roach place 3 or 4 yrs, and on 
Gaylord place. 

Almond Carman in Dist. 7, b. ab. 1835. 

Elijah Carpenter, b. 9, 19, 1830; d. 9, 17, 1912; to 
Tw. 1854; where Austin Herrick lives; to Kingston, Mich., 
1870; bro. of Mrs. Philo Post; son of Aaron and Tirzah 
Carpenter, see. 

m. 7, 30, 1854, Eliza Caroline Clark, b. 11, 16, 1836; 
d. 9, 18, 1908; dau. of Robert and Mary (Holt) Clark. 


1. Minerva Louise, b. 12, 25, 1855; m. 6, 5, 1871, John Davis; 
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. 

2. Alonzo Elijah, b. 10, 22, 1858; m. 8, 23, 1884, Martha Bying- 
ton; East Dayton, Mich. 

3. Annie Harriet, b. 2, 6, 1862; d. 10, 12, 1888; m. i, 6, 1882, 
George Alva Vail; 2 chil. 

4. Lulu Blanche, b. 12, 4, 1864; m. 5, 29, 1889, John Seib; King- 
ston, Mich. 

Mrs. Tirzah (Drake) Carpenter; wid. of Aaron 
Carpenter; mother of Elijah above; lived on Liberty St. in 
the 50's and had George, b. ab. 1845; d. 3, 13, 1854, and 
Comfort, b. ab. 1847. 

Charles Edward Carpenter, b. 10, 3, 1878, in CI.; 
son of David Lyman Carpenter of CI. who was in Civil War; 
to Tw. 1914; 

m. 12, 18, 1901, Edith May Mosher, b. 2, 3, 1878, in 
Irving, Mich.; dau. of George A. Mosher; see; toTw. 1914. 

Adopted child, Elton Leighton, b. 6, 27, 1909. 

Carr Carter— 245 

Rev. T. Carr; Meth. pastor 1844. 

John J. Carran, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1857-9; CI. 

Arthur Willis Carrier, b. 1862; d. 1908, son of 
Joseph and Mary (Edison) Carrier of Brimfield; grad. of 
Mt. Union Col.; sup't. of Tw. schools 18 yrs., 1 888-1906; 

m. 1888, Lola Cook, b. 1868, dau. of Henry and Maria 
Cook of Alliance; lives in CI. 

Children, B. in Twinsburg 
Harry Elmer, b. 1889; Tw. H. S. 1906; teacher in CI. H. S. 
Lucile Marie, b. 1891 ; teacher; m. 1914, Leon K. Jordan, and had 
Arthur, b. Oct. 1915. 

Harold Ray, b. 1893; CI. 

Kenneth Cook, b. 1902; d. 2, 19, 1903. 


I. Robert Carter; d. 175 1 at Killingworth, Ct. 

II. William Carter, b. 1702; m. 1733, Ann Yale. 

III. Thaddeus Carter, b. Wallingford, Ct., 1735; m- 
1783, Lucy Andrews, dau. of Elisha Andrews. 

IV. Noah Andrews Carter, b. Wallingford, Ct.' 
1777; d. 1830; adopted by uncle. Rev. Noah Andrews, a 
Meth. preacher; m. Lydia Gaylord, b. 1778. 

V. Thaddeus Andrews Carter, b. 3, 24, 1802, at 
Bristol, Ct.; d. Tw. 10, 22, 1870; see census of 1833 which 
calls him Amos; to Ohio 1826; located in west part of town 
on wild land; he and both wives Meth.; all bur. in Tw.; 

m. (i) 5, 12, 1828, Esther Alford Marshall, b. 
12, 9, 1805; d. 9, I, 1845; dau. of Samuel Marshall; 

m. (2) 12, 28, 1845, Margaret McKisson, b. 5, 6, 1812; 
d. 9, 18, 1871. 

Children, By First Wife 
I. Noah Andrews, b. i, 15, 1829; d. i, 26, 1829. 
Noah Andrews, b. 4, 2, 1830; see below. 
Samuel Marshall, b. 10, 29, 1831; see below. 
Rollin Beecher, b. 7, 5, 1833; see below. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. 3, 26, 1835; m. 5, 12, 1863, Rev. Chester T. 

Kingsbury, see. 

246 — Carter Carter 

6. Esther Amelia, b. 3, 27, 1837; Meth.; m. (i) 7, 7, 1870, Elliott 
Rawson of Ravenna who d. 7, 19, 1874; she m. (2) 2, 15, 1877, George S. 

7. Joseph Benson, b. 2, 28, 1839; see below. 

8. Dr. Hiram Wilson, b. 5, 20, 1841 ; see below. 

9. John Emory, b. i, 7, 1844; d. in Civil War 3, 15, 1865. 

Noah Andrews Carter, son of Thaddeus A. above; 
b. 4, 2, 183 1 ; d. Akron, 2, I, 1895; bur. in Tw.; carpenter; 
lived in Hudson and Akron; built Buchtel College, etc.; 

m. 6, 24, 1852, Jane Rebecca Herrick, dau. of Rufus, 
see; b. 9, 27, 1833; lives Chagrin Falls. 


Ella Jane, b. 9, 20, 1854; "i. 12, 12, 1872, Calvin H. Erase and 
chil.; Fostoria. 

Frank Noah, b. 11, 22, 1856; m. 11, 25, 1880, Fanny Elizabeth 
Whipple, 1858-1893; 5 chil. 

Wilbur Thaddeus, b. 5, 26, i860; m. 2, 17, 1887, Kate Pattison; 
had Kirby, b. 1888. 

Bessie Maria, b. 4, 5, 1862; d. 7, 17, 1863. 

Emory John, b. 10, 21, 1865; m. 10, 28, 1891, Laura V. Stierwalt; 
had 3 chil. 

Samuel Marshall Carter, son of Thaddeus A. above; 
b. 10, 29, 183 1 ; d. II, 2, 1872, by accident; bur. in Tw.; 
Meth.; went west in early fifties; to Newburg 1866; ma- 

m. 7, 4, 1858, in 111., Nancy Park, who, in 1880, m. 
M. T. McDonald, who, with, 2 daus., went to Kansas, 1885. 


Dr. John Thaddeus, b. 6, 24, 1862; d.; Wes. Res. Col. and Medical 
Col.; lived in CI.; m. 12, 10, 1891, Alice M. Hanchett, dau. of Erastus 
Hanchett, see. They had Ruth, b. 7, 20, 1896; in Woman's Col., CI. 

Mary Esther, b. 4, 11, 1866; m. 3, 22, 1887, Leslie Eugene Rich and 
had 5 chil. 

Margaret Lillian, b. 4, 28, 1872. 

RoLLiN Beecher Carter, son of Thaddeus A. above; 
b. 7, 5, 1833; d. 8, ID, 1861, at Buck Tooth, N. Y.; bur. in 
Tw. ; 

m. 5, 20, 1857, Almena Baird, b. 8, 30, 1833, who m. 
5, 6, 1871, Oscar A. Nichols, see. 

Rollin Burt, b. 5, 17, 1858; d. 12, 23, 1905; Ohio Wes. Univ. 1882; 
physician; Akron; m. Helen Huling, of Vt. 

Carter Carter — 247 

Joseph Benson Carter, son of Thaddeus A. above; 
b. 2, 28, 1839; farmer in west part of town; now in Mace- 
donia; Meth.; in Civil War 1861-1864; wounded; see 
Doyle's Centennial Hist, of Summit Co., p., 695 and Bowen's 
Hist., p. 755; 

m. 12, 24, 1873, Amarilla Luella Spafford, of North- 
field, dau. of Jason Spafford, see; b. 8, 4, 1852; she Meth. 


Lena May, b. 4, 26, 1876; Mt. Union Col. 1899; Meth.; S. S. 
Supt.; teacher; Tw. librarian; author and compiler of first part of this 
book; m. II, 20, 1902, 

Thaddeus Benson, b. 9, 14, 1882; Northfield H. S. and Ohio State 
Univ.; farmer in Northfield. 

Dr. Hiram Wilson Carter, son of Thaddeus A. above; 
b. 5, 20, 1841 ; d. 8, 25, 1907; teacher; Baldwin Uni.; Cleve- 
land Homeopathic Med. Col. 1869; practiced at Knoxville, 
Tenn., one yr. ; Cuyahoga Falls many yrs., where widow now 
lives; Meth.; 

m. 2, 28, 1867, Orsa Amanda Baldwin, dau. of Henry 
Baldwin, see; b. 2, i, 1847; taught school. 


1. Harry Baldwin, b. CI. 7, ii, 1868; d. Tw. 4, 6, 1870. 

2. May Esther, b. 6, 18, 1870; Ohio Wes. Uni. 1892; dean of 
Lawrence Uni., Appleton, Wis.; teacher in Denver, Colo., public schools. 

3. Wilson Andrus, b. 3, 4, 1872; Ohio Wes. Uni. 1892; prof, in 
Case School; m. (i) 8, 28, 1895, Jessie Riggs and had Harold Riggs and 
Helen Laura; m. (2) 5, 25, 191 2, Jane M. Thomas. 

4. Frank Boynton, b. 11, 23, 1873; rn- (i) 12, 7, 1892, Mabel. 
Marshall Gardner, who d. 5, 24, 1907; m. (2) 10, 20, 1908, Nellie Murphy. 

5. Earl Valentine, b. 2, 14, 1878; m. 6, 22, 1899, Clara McCuskey, 
and had Kenneth Earl, Donald Leslie and Marjorie Agnes. 

William Carter, b. 12, 7, 1802, in Ct.; d. 3, 3, 1891; 
from Hadam, Ct., ab. 1827-9; to Kalamazoo, Mich., ab. 
1850; charter member of Bapt. chh. 1832; see census of 

m. Anna Maria Southworth, b. 10, 4, 1801 ; d. 8, 22, 
1861; charter mem. of Bapt. chh. 


1. Charles Henry, b. 12, 24, 1824; d. i, i, 1906; m. in Mich. 
6, 26, 1855, Caroline Dresser. 

2. Edward Oliver, b. 7, 23, 1826; d. 

3. Evelina Eliza, b. 5, 25, 1830; m. 8, 25, 1855, Daniel W. Kings- 
ley, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Independence, Kan. 

248 — Carter Case 

4. Judson Wade, twin of above; b. 5, 25, 1830; d. 3, 5, 1862; was 
in Civil War. 

5. Giles R., b. s, 25, 1835; d. 

6. George Willis, b. 3, 30, 1839; d. 3, 27, 1862; he and Judson 
both d. of fever in Civil War. 

Betsey Southworth lived in above family 1833, sister 
of Cleveland grocer. 

Lydia Carter; Meth. before 1841. 

Bernice Carver, b. 7, 19, 1780; d. Tw. 8, 17, 1861; 
to'^,Tw. from Whitehall, N. Y.; many yrs. where Curtis 
Bennett lives; 

m. Rachel Collar (.?), b. 3, 19, 1786; d. Tw. 5, 5, 1850. 

Betsy, b. 4, 22, 1803; d. i, 30, 1870; m. 1832, John Finley Clark, 


Sophia, b. ab. 181 1; m. Stephen Barber, see. 
Sally; m. Capt. Thomas D. Scott, see. 
Jane; m. David Wright, see. 
George Washington, b. i, 20, 1814; see below. 
Harriet, b. 1821; m. Timothy Taylor. 
Arvilla, b. 1824; m. Elmore W. Clark, see. 
The above list not in order of birth. 

George Washington Carver, b. i, 20, 1814; d. in 
Iowa; in Tw. after marriage until ab. 1848; on hill so. of 
village; kept hotel in Bedford; 

m. 2, 12, 1835, Mary Ann Klink, b. 3, 22, 1816; d. 
5, 24, 1892; dau. of Henry Klink, see. 


1. Sarah Ann, b. 11, i, 1835; d. 3, 23, 1899; m. 1853, William 
McKinney, see. 

2. John Wolsey, b. 7, 14, 1837; d. 8, 29, 1886; m. Jane Dustin. 

3. Bernice Henry, b. 6, 22, 1841; d. 8, i, 1898. 

4. Bunavista, b. 9, 3, 1847; d. 7, 23, 1849. 

5. Georgetta Lasilla, b. 6, 22, 1851; m. 5, 12, 1875, Curtis Hickox, 

Naaman Case; lived in west part of town, also on 
Hanchett farm on North road; 

m. Mary , b. ab. 1804; d. 8, 22, 1845. 


1. Maria, m Joseph Roberts (?). 

2. Warren, b. ab. 1830. 

Case Chaffman — 249 

3. Loron, b. ab. 1833. 

4. Levi, b. ab. 1834, 

5. Sarah, b. ab. 1834; d. 6, 20, 1845. 

6. Lester, b. ab. 1837. 

7. Calvin, b. ab. 1839; d. 9, 17, 1857. 

8. Albert, b. ab. 1841. 

9. Annette, b. ab. 1843; d. 9, 30, 1853. 
This list is from Record Book of Dist. No. 7. 

Charles H. Case, Bapt. 1840. 

Mrs. Temperance Minor Case; wid. of Gideon Case; 
b. ab. 1802; d. 2, 17, 1875; lived in last years at her daugh- 
ter's, Mrs. George G. Dodge's; Cong. 1848; from Cuyahoga 

Ellsworth Caton, b. 6, 10, 1864, at Fresno; to Tw. 
1897; returned 191 5; section foreman for W. and L. E. 
R. R.; 

m. 4, 5, 1888, at Coshocton, Sarah Bell Phillabaum, 
b. 6, 19, 1869, at Fresno. 

Ernest Alexander, b. Fresno, 4, 20, 1889; station agent at Tw. 

Asa Clifford, b. 10, 3, 1893; Meth. 

Rev. Horton Sheldon Chace, b. 1872; pastor M. E. 
chh. 1906-08; son of Charles H. and Lydia A. (Hall) Chace; 

m. 1892, Ines May McCalmont, dau. of John L. and 
Ellen (Robinson) McCalmont. 

Marguerite Blanche, b. 1893; d. 1897. 
Lydia Elizabeth, b. 1898. 
Mildred Ruth, b. 1903, 

Charles Tread way Chaffman, b. 2, 13, 1877, Balti- 
more; son of Benjamin Franklin Chaffman, who d. 1914; 
toTw. 1914; north road; 

m. in Va., 11, 23, 1899, Catharine Reese, b. in Wales, 
2, 29, 1876; to America 1882; dau. of John Reese, of CI. 

Alice Elizabeth, b. 5, 21, 1906. 
John Benjamin, b. 7, 11, 1910. 
Viola, b. 7, 23, 1913. 

25Q — Chamberlin Chamberlin 

William Chamberlin, b. in Eng; to. Conn., 1780; 
m. Jemima Skinner. 

Joseph, b. ab 1784; d. 8, 28, 1859; see below. 
William, b. 12, 9, 1786; d. 4, 6, 1844; see below. 
Amos, b. ab. 1793; d. 4, 17, 1861; see below. 

Hiram, b. ; d. 12, 25, 1886; see below. 




Ann; m. Case. 

Joseph Chamberlin, son of William above, b. ab. 1784; 
d. Tw. 8, 28, 1859; fr. Conn, to Hudson, 1809; then Tw.; 
farm on Liberty St.; began dairy business here 1828; a 
noted hunter and marksman; of great strength; caught 
small bear coming down tree and held it by hind legs until 
his bro. Hiram, came a half mile and killed it; 

m. Huldah , b. ab. 1783; d. 2, 17, 1869, age 86. 

Luman; see below. 
Lyman, b. 7, 4, 1807; see below. 
Merrick (Beman.^), b. ab. 1824. Adopted.^ See census of 1833. 

Luman Chamberlin, son of Joseph above; had cooper 
shop on Liberty St. near and across road fr. Charles Riley's 

m. (i) March, 1832, Corintha (Delilah) Henry, b. 
ab. 18 1 8, dau. of Reuben Henry, see. 

m. (2) Mrs. Huldah (Baker) Gould, wid. of Stephen 
Gould, see. 

Children, By First Wife 

Mary, b. 7, 7, 1833; d. 7, 25, 1902; m. 1854, John F. Wright, see. 

Jelina, b. 1843; m. 1865, George Palmer, see. 

Alice Ellen, b. 1849; m. 1868, George F. Hardie, see. 

Lyman Chamberlin, son of Joseph above, b. 7, 4, 1807; 
d. 7, 22, 1858; Liberty St. where George W. Adams now 


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m. (i) II, 6, 1834, Caroline Ferguson, b. 8, 6, 1815; 
d. 5, 15, 1844; Meth. 

m. (2) 3, 4, 1845, Julia Ferguson, b. 10, 23, 1819; d. 
12, 3, 1870; Meth. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Darius Lyman, b. 5, 11, 1836; d. 10, 4, 1906; see below. 

2. Caroline Elmira, b. 3, 24, 1838; d. in Kan.; m. Wallace 
Crawford, see. 

3. Joseph, P., b. 6, 12, 1840; d.; in Civil War; to Mo. and m. 

4. Hulda A., b. 2, 6, 1842; m. in west and there now. 

5. Samuel F., b. 4, 28, 1844; d; in Civil War. 

By Second Wife 

6. Cassius C, b. 12, 9, 1845; d. in Solon; to Mo. and back; m. 
(2) , who lives in Solon. 

7. Walter C, b. 6, 24, 1848; d. 2, 15, 1865, at Ft. Fisher, N. C, 
in Civil War. 

8. Frank A., b. 5, 3, 1853; m. 11, 27, 1876, Mary Hansen (.?); 
Akron; both Meth. 

Darius Lyman Chamberlin, son of Lyman above, b. 
5, II, 1836; d. 10, 6, 1906; lived in Ridgeville, Solon and 
Tw.; Meth.; 

m. (i) 2, I, i860, Lillian Jane Booth, b. i, 3, 1842; 
d. II, 23, 1863; dau. of Philander Booth, see. 

m. (2) 12, 29, 1870, Marion M.Tyrrell, b.8, 10, 1835; 
d. 9, 6, 1906; Cong. 1879. By second wife he had Chase 
Lew^is; see below. 

Chase Lewis Chamberlin, b. Ridgeville, i, 17, 1872; 
d. Apr. 2, 1915; engineer; Cong. 1887; lived in CL; 

m. 6, 19, 1895, Ella Allison Prentiss, b. i, 11, 1873; 
dau. of Willard Prentiss, see. 


1. Harley Lewis, b. 5, 2, 1896. 

2. Josephine Marian, b. 6, 6, 1898. 

3. Lee Clark, b. 6, 11, 1903. 

4. Earl Francis, b. 2, 19, 1905. 

5. Ruth Ella, b. 5, 25, 1907. 

6. Willard Darius, b. 12, 5, 1910. 

William Chamberlin, son of William above, b. Win- 
chester, Ct., 12, 9, 1786; d. 4, 6, 1844, in Hudson; 

m. 10, 9, 181 1, Nancy Gaylord, b. Goshen, Ct., 3, 18, 
1792; d. in Hudson 2, 14, 1861. 

Chamberlin Chamberlin — 253 


1. Philo, b. 10, I, 1 81 2; see below. 

2. Asahel, b, 7, ii, 1814; d. 4, 5, 1815. 

3. Joel, b. 3, 25, 1816; see below. 

4. Lucinda, b. 9, 18, 1818; m. Edward Farr. 

5. Lydia, b. 8, 13, 1820; m. Austin Wilder; lived and both d. on 
Hudson road where Wm. Barber lives. 

6. Lucy, b. 5, 8, 1822; m. John E. Tyson, see. 

7. Sherman, b. 4, 8, 1824. 

8. Samantha, b. 9, 6, 1826. 

9. Caroline, b. 12, 29, 1828; d. Tw. 10, 21, 1855; Meth.; m. 

Crane; lived in Tw. 

Philo Chamberlin, b. 10, i, 1812; d. 4, 15, 1875; son 
of William above; farmer; old tesident; on Hudson road; 
here i860; 

m. Lydia Ann Glazier, b. i, 16, 1819; d. 8, 16, 1888; 
sister of William Glazier, see. 


William; m. Cora South worth and lived in Bedford; had Victoria 
Jeannette, bap. 1839, Arthur and Paul or Pearl. 

David, b. ab. 1845; d. 7, 8, 1892; m. Mary Riley and had (i) 
Cleora Belle who m. (i) Frank Chauncey Lane and m. (2) 1906, John H. 
Prescott; (2) John Julius of Akron. 

Frank; m. (i) Mary Jane Matherson; m. (2) Ward, of 

Solon; had Harry. 

Joel Chamberlin, b. 3, 25, 1814; d. in Calif. 12, 3, 
1850; bro. of Philo above; came early to Hudson; 
m. Mary Ann Bartlett. 

Alma E., b. ab. 1845; d. 11, 12, 1865; m. William O. Ashcroft, see. 
Anson; once a clerk in Nelson's store. 
Son; d. 8, 31, 1844. 
Child; d. 12, 8, 1851. 

Amos Chamberlin, son of William, Sen., b. ab. 1793; 
d. Tw. 4, 17, 1861; 

m. Jerusha Crane, b. ab. 1794; d. 11, 4, 1871. 

Horace Adelbert, b. 3, 24, 1819; d. 1876; see below. 
Harris B.; m. Oct. 1850, Maria Henry, dau. of James Henry, see; 
3 chil. 

Schuyler Mortimer, b. 11, 3, 1821; see below. 
Orville W. 
Henry H. 

254 — Chamberlin Chamberlin 

Laura M. 
Jerusha A. 
Catharine R. 
Cordelia M. 
Another d. y. 

Horace Adelbert Chamberlin, son of Amos above, 
b. 3, 24, 1819; d. ID, 31, 1876; in s. w. part of town; bought 
of A. E. Foote and there some yrs., then on Butler farm in 

See Doyle's Centennial Hist., p. 798; 

m. 9, 24, 1839, Anna Post, b. 11, 28, 1820; d. 6, 21, 
1896; dau. of Zina Post, see. 


1. Zina F., b. 8, i, 1840; d. 1890; lived across town line in North- 
field; m. Sarah A. Paxson, and had Harmon E., who m. Jennie Brower 
and had Marie and Reginald. Harmon E. is supt. of Summit Co. 

2. Francis Augustus, b. 5, 17, 1842; m. Filetta Chidsey. 

3. Edward A., b. 7, i, 1844; m. i, 7, 1868, Elizabeth Ranney. 

4. Delos, b. 5, 6, 1852; d. 12, 29, 1853. 

5. Adelbert Horace, b. 11, 12, 1854; see below. 

6. William E., b. 3, 5, i860; m. 7, 4, 1879, Agnes Clarkson, and 
had Roy, b. ab. 1880; d. 2, 18, 1899; and Louie, whom. Luna Caroline 
Bennett; see Levin H. Bennett. 

Adelbert Horace, son of Horace A. above, b. 11, I2> 
1854; d. 2, 9, 1909; farmer in west part of town; 

m. II, 3, 1880, Mary Eunice Thompson, b. 2, 15, 1859, 
dau. of Robert W. and Eunice (Turner) Thompson, Eunice 
Turner being dau. of Rev. Charles Turner, see. 


Walter Horace, b. 9, 22, 1881; see below. 

Luella M.; d. at age of 6. 

Marcella H., twin of above; d. y. 

Walter Horace Chamberlin, b. 9, 22, 1881; 
m. 9, 23, 1908, Cora Fleshman, b. 9, 28, 1885, dau. of 
John and Sarah L. (Nighman) Fleshman. 

Luella Grace, b. 8, 31, 1909. 
Leola Marie, b. 9, 7, 1914. 

Chamberlin Chamberlin — 255 

Schuyler Mortimer Chamberlin, b. 11, 3, 1821, son 
of Amos above; 

m. ab. 1843, Jane Elizabeth Bliss; Cong. 1889, dis. 
to Hudson 1901 . They had George Schuyler, see below, also 
Ralph R., and Julia who m. Robert White. 

George Schuyler Chamberlin, son of Schuyler M. 
above, b. 2, 15, 1849; to Tw. 1885; there 16 yrs.; in s. e. 
part of town; then to Hudson; 

m. 12, 14, 1870, Emma Matilda Heighton, dau. of 
William G. and Rebecca Heighton, b. 11, i, 1847, in La 
Porte, Ind.; d. 6, 16, 1914. 

Two Adopted Children 
Denzil Worthington, b. 1887; CI. 

Olive Amanda, b. 1889; m. Fred A. Saywell, of Hudson. 
Both chil. Cong. 1898. 

Hiram Chamberlin, son of William above and bro. of 
Joseph and William; d. 12, 25, 1886 (.?); fr. Guildford, Ct.; 
lived on Liberty St. where George Adams lives, and in Solon 
where Adelbert Chamberlin lives; shot last deer at so. end 
of Liberty St. ; saw brown spot moving, then feared it was a 
man; a large buck shot through heart; Meth.; 

m. (i) 4, 18, 1828, Susan Willson; d. 3, 2, 1837; 

m. (2) Clarinda Gould, b. 11, 17, 1808, dau. of Thomas 
Gould, see; Meth. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Infant, b. and d. April, 1829. 

2. Reuben, b. 5, i, 1830; see below. 

3. John Wesley, b. ab. 1831; m. in Bedford; no chil. 

4. Ann, b. 8, 26, 1834; m. William Appleby, see. 

5. Sylvia, b. Oct. 1836; m. Lamb, in west, had Arvilla, 

Luella, Minnie and Dell. 

By Second Wife 

6. Caroline Harriet, b. 5, 30, 1844; m. 4, 24, 1870, John Cochran, 
son of Robert, see; no chil. 

7. Asahel Harrison, b. June, 1847; see below. 
An infant. 

Reuben Chamberlin, son of Hiram above; b. 5, i, 
1830; d. 5, 24, 1888; Liberty St., on Tyler Hill farm; in 
Tw., then to Solon, and back to Tw. before 1871 ; to Mich., 
1881, with all but eldest child; 

256 — Chamberlin Chamberlin 

m. Sarah Jane Hill, b. 5, 27, 1829; d. 6, 18, 1906; 
dau. of Tyler Hill, see. 


1. Loretta Jane, b. 7, 29, 1854; m. 12, 31, 1874, Albert Judson 
Dodge, see. 

2. Hiram Fremont, b. 9, 28, 1856; Meth. 1877. 

Clara Ann, b. 10, 22, 1859; d. 5, 11, 1912. 

Arthur Wesley, b. 4. 10, 1862; d. i, 19, 1912. 

Walter R.; d. Jan. 1867. 

William Sheridan, b. 7, 4, 1867. 

Cora Dell, b. 3, 30, 1871; Tw. H. S. 1899. 

AsAHEL Harrison Chamberlin, b. ab. 1847; d. 5, 14, 
1899; son of Hiram above; Meth. 1877; in Civil War; 
farmer on Solon road; 

m. I, 30, 1867, Agnes Cochran, dau. of Robert 
Cochran; b. 10, 26, 1843; lives with son in Tw. 


Adelbert Carlos; see below. 

Barton Price, d. y., age 10 weeks. 

Bertha Agnes, d. y. 

Lloyd Earl, d. y., age 9 mo. 23 days. 

Robert Burns, b. 6, 28, 1880; see below. 

Adelbert Carlos Chamberlin, son of Asahel above; 
merchant in Tw. several yrs; farmer and horticulturist on 
Solon road on father's old place; Cong. 

m. II, 5, 1902, Harriet Crouse, dau. of George 
Edward Crouse, see; b. il, 5, 1869. 


Dorothy Agnes, b. i, 20, 1905. 

Infant, d. 9, 4, 1908. 

Dr. Robert Burns Chamberlin, b. 6, 28, 1880, son of 
Asahel above; dentist and physician; Tw. H. S. 1898; Wes. 
Res. Dental Col. 1901; CI. Med. Col. 1904; band leader; 

m. (i) Gertie Emogene Parmelee, dau. of Evelyn 
Parmelee, see; b. 1881; d. 6, 18, 1906; Meth. They had 
Glenn Evelyn, b. 6, 15, 1906; Meth. 1914; 

m. (2) 8, 14, 1912, Lulu Maud Culhan, dau. of John 
H. Culhan, see; b. 7, 7, 1882; Meth. 

Chamberlin Chamberlin — 25 7 

CoRYDEN Chamberlain, b. 4, 29, 1821; d. 7, 13, 1889; 
lived in Vt. ; 

m. I, 23, 1845; Harriet Eliza Ward, b. 9, 3, 1823; 
d. 12, 17, 1914. 

Oscar Eugene, b. 1846; see below. 
Wallace Ward, b. 1851; see below. 
Cleora J., b. 10, 21, 1854; m. Orville E. Griswold, see. 
Helen, b. ; m. Perry Nichols, see. 

Oscar Eugene Chamberlain, son of Coryden above; 
b. Vt. 4, 26, 1846; to CI. 1850 with parents; to Solon until 
1870; then Tw. until 1902; then CI., and toLakewood 1912; 

m. 12, 21, 1870, Belle Amanda Parks, b. i, 31, 1852, 
dau. of William Avery Parks, see. 

Dr. Webb Parks, b. 8, 27, 1876; see below, 

Cora Bell, b. 5, 14, 1881; m. 10, 2, 1901, Arthur Newman Boose, 

Dr. Webb Parks Chamberlain, b. 8, 27, 1876; Hiram 
College, 1900; physician and surgeon; Wes. Res. Univ. 
1903 with degree of M. D.; CI.; 

m. 2, 22, 1906, Lucy Bell Libbey, of Bedford, b. i, 28, 


Charlotte Isabel, b. 7, i, 1908. 

Webb Parks, Jr., b. 7, 19, 1910. 

Wallace Ward Chamberlain, son of Coryden above, 
b. 7, 16, 1851 ; farmer many yrs. on Oscar O. Kelsey's place; 
Cong.; deacon; CI. 

m. (i) 12, 25, 1872, Emma Irene Kelsey, dau. of Oscar 
0. Kelsey, see, b. 4, 24, 1854; ^- 4j 6, 1908; 

m. (2) 4, 22, 191 1, Edith E. Ballard. 

Children, By First Wife 
Stella May, b. 4, i, 1875; d. 4, 12, 1891. 
Lynn Kelsey, b. 8, 21, 1878; see below. 
Nellie Blanche, b. 6, 10, 1884; CI. 

Lynn Kelsey Chamberlin, b. 8, 21, 1878, son of 
Wallace Ward above; merchant in Tw. ; farmer on Oscar 
O. Kelsey's old place; both Cong.; 

258 — Cham BERLIN Chapin 

m. 6, I, 1902, Florence Edith McManus, b. 11, 27, 
1882, dau. of Robert T. McManus, see; she was a teacher. 

Gertrude Leona, b. May 27, 1904 
Harold Eugene, b. 10, 9, 1909. 
Wayne Carroll, b. ii, 24, 1914. 

Miss O. R. Chamberlin, sister of Coryden of Solon; 
taught on Liberty St., 1858; m. Dr. Russel, of Solon, and 
both d. of consumption. 

Who was Truman Chamberlin, b. 1807; d. 10,3, 1870.'* 

Henry M. Chamberlin, local Meth. preacher, 1844. 

" Ruben" Chamberlin, see census of 1833 ; lived north 
and back of Ernest Post's place; had as adopted children, 
Olive (Osborn), b. ab. 1819, and Alman (Clark), b. ab. 1829. 

Mary E. Chamberlin, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

Charles Thomas Chambers, b. Chagrin Falls, 4, 25, 
1856; son of George Chambers, who came from Eng. 1866, 
and Eloisa (Pebbles) Chambers, b. Blandford, Mass.; 

m. 6, 15, 1881, Mary Abigail Bennette, b. 7, 29, 1864; 
dau. of James and Zelma (Prentiss) Bennette, of Warrens- 


Maud, b. Chagrin Falls, 6, 24, 1886; m. 3, 23, 1908, Raymond 
Fremont Oldham of Chagrin Falls. 

William Hosea Chambers, b. 10, 10, 1859; son of 
Daniel Chambers, b. 6, 8, 1829, and Eliza (McCanny) 
Chambers, b. Oct. 1839; farmer on Bedford road; 

m. 8, 25, 1889, Rosa Maria Post, b. 8, 23, 1870; dau. 
of Philo Post, see. 


1. Edith Lula, b. 4, 23, 1892; m. 3, 22, 191 1, Clarence Hamilton 
Mahler, see. 

2. Edna Luella, b. 9, 18, 1896; Tw. H. S. 1913. 

3. Ina Lucille, b. 9, 8, 1898; Tw. H. S. 1916. 

4. Gracie Idella, b. 10, 6, 1902. 

5. Earl Hosea, b. 5, 16, 1905. 

Rev. Chester Chapin, preached 2 or 3 yrs. for First 
Cong. chh. when chh. was divided; ab. 55 yrs. old then; 
fr. Brecksville; wife a milliner; son Chester was lame. 

Chapman Chapman — 259 


I. William Chapman of Ct. and w. Mary. 

II. Isaac Chapman of Groton, Ct., and Montgomery, 
Mass.; in Rev. War; had 8 chil. of whom one was, 

III. Nathan A. Chapman, b. Groton, Ct.; m. Eunice 
Parks; 9 chil. 

IV. Albert Chapman, b. Montgomery, Mass., 4, 12, 
1812; d. 2, 27, 1896; farmer; to Ohio 1837; to Ind. 1839; 
toTw. 1845; on north road cor. Ice house road; also back of 
bank; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1042; Meth.; 

m. 1839, Sarah Eno, b. 5, 15, 1815; d. 2, 20, 1895; 
Meth. ; dau. of Gaylord and Azuba (Phelps) Eno of Granby, 
Ct., Gaylord being son of David Eno who was in Rev. War. 

Nathan Albert, b. 4, 8, 1842, see below. 

Lydia, b. June 1847; d. 5, 8, 1900; m. 1869, Edward J. Johnson, 

V. Nathan Albert Chapman, b. 4, 8, 1842; Tw. 
Inst., Hiram Col. and Baldwin University; 2 yrs. in la., 5 in 
Portsmouth; Tw.; CI. since 1904; 

m. I, 3, 1865, Grace Pritchard Howe, b. Akron 1845; 
dau. of George and Sarah Howe; Baldwin Uni.; Meth. 


JennieGrace, b. ID, 4, 1865; d. 10, 20, 1903; Meth.; m. 5, 20, 1880, 
John R. Hughes of Portsmouth and had Albert C. 1887-95; Grace 
Eloise, b. 1897, and Gladys Newell, b. 1899. 

Carlos Albert, b. i, 16, 1868; W. R. Col. and Cinclnnatti Law 
School; lawyer in CI.; m. 10, 25, 1894, Ethel Eddy, and had Ralph E., 
b. 1899; he Meth. 

John S. Chapman, bro. of Mrs. Tolman F. Riley; in 
Civil War; name on monument. 

John Chapman, a man of that name in Hudson; 
English soldier in war of 1812; in battle of Lake Erie 9, 10, 
1813; taken prisoner; commanded English in sham battle 
on lake 9, 10, i860; had Matthew, John, Reuben and two 
girls. Was he also in Tw. ^ 

26o — Chase Clark 

Amos Chase, b. ab. 1817; d. 12, 7, 1855; unm. 

Miss Relief Chase, b. ab. 1790; d. 12, 29, 1862. 

Mary Ann Chatterton; teacher in Tw. Inst. 1853-4; 
Bapt. 1853. 

Hezekiah Childs; to Buffalo; m. Jane E. ; 

she Cong. 1833. 

Andrew Chor; cooper; here i860; worked for Mr. 
Bock; unm. 

William T. Clapp; taught in Dist. No. 7; in Civil 
War; his bro., Charles T., attended school in Dist. No. 7. 

Dr. Avery Proctor Clark, b. Canada, 11,8, 1805 ; d. 
Tw. 3, 4, 1885, aged 79, bro. of Polly Clark, who m. James 
O. Dodge, 1824; here i860, in house on North St. where 
Charles Riley lives; homeopathic physician; had water 
wheel and lathe at Leach's falls and made furniture; Meth.; 

m. II, 13, 1832, Avis Dodge, dau. of John Dodge and 
sister of James O. Dodge, b. 4, 15, 181 1 ; d. 7, 19, 1898, aged 
87; had golden wedding 1882; Meth. 


1. John Wesley, b. 3, 24, 1834; d. 9, 18, 1838. 

2. Ann Elizabeth, b. 9, 24, 1835; d. 9, 15, 1838. 

3. Sarah Helen, b. 7, 6, 1837; d. i, 17, 1839. 

4. Sarah Ann, b. 6, 13, 1839; d. 2, 18, 1841. 

5. Adam A., b. 8, 5, 1842; d. 3, 26, 1843. 

6. George Avery, b. 2, 29, 1844; d. 8, 21, 1847. 

7. Sophronia Jane, b. 6, 14, 1846; unm.; d. Los Angeles, 12, 8, 
1913; Meth. 

8. Adelia Abigail, b. 8, 26, 1848; d. 3, 31, 1851. 

9. Joseph Stearns, b. 2, 5, 1851; d. 7, 12, 1861. 

10. Dr. Hiram Rufus, b. 3, 31, 1853; d. i, 10, 1890; Meth.; m. 
6,22, 1881, Sadie B.Johns who d. 1909; they had William Thaw, b. 1882, 
and Lora, b. 1883. They went west and d. in Wis. 

11. Ella Belle, b. i, 25, 1856; m. Othniel T. Chapman and went 
west; Cedarville, Kan.; she Meth. 

Ezra Clark, b. 3, 25, 1807; d. 6, 30, 1890, age 83; son 
of Ezra and Naomi (Williams) Clark; came from Saybrook, 
Ct., ab. 1821, with his mother, Mrs. Aaron Post, Diah 
Clark (no relative) also coming; he kept station on "under- 


Clark — 261 

Chart of CiAn^ Fvimilies 


(joHN Wesl£Y, Ann Elizabeth, S/ihah Helen, 

jSoPHROftiA Jane . ADeLiAABifAiL,JosEeHST£A(tfiis, 
\^H.HififiM ffurus, tLLA Belle. 

£z/T/» Cl/»/?k-<Cl.4/t»ss^ , Plimpton, 

[lucy Weavthy, O&c^H £z«/|. 


Samoel Lymo£ 

Oifvu-LE C>f«t7Wiv|^JJ^Jfwe$T,UiM,ffur« 

tioWAflO HlfiSDAl-E 

FftANC/s Ohvilve 
leiLA Marian 

S^UEL LvWiOfi 

John Finley 




Child D.Y. (zella MAnii» 

Ne\ntoa/ -JLerr/e 

JImy a. [OLLif: 

^ATTie. Bell 
({jtuttAJtunem ^CNEO 

\jtMEHEnCLm{ to«YJ>flMLT- O^OEN 

J^eofi^Bum b£LAB. 
f\Hfts Jane [lcw/s 
WfLLiA/A Jerome 

Bem BHONso^iPeARLiE. May 





Oliver Clav^h 

262 — Clark Clark 

ground railroad" for runaway slaves; Meth.; was great 
clearer of land; called "Ohio Land Clearing Co."; wind- 
rowed an acre of heavy timber in 2^ days and for pay got a 
warranted ax; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1043; 

m. (i) Sept., 1832, Mrs. Lucy Blake, wid. of Jacob or 
Joab Blake; she d. 2, 19, 1874, age 69. By Jacob she had 
Andrew, Anson and Lucinda; see Blake; 

m. (2) Mrs. Mary Smith, d. 4, 18, 1881, age 71 ; Meth. 


m. (3) II, 24, 1 88 1, Mrs. Betsey (Crawford) Hatch, 

wid. of John Homer Hatch, see; she b. 11, 29, 1845; living 

on North St.; Meth.; Cong. 

Children By First Wife 

Celia; m. Fowler. 


Emma; m. Edgar Betts, see. 
Clarissa; m. Edwin Betts, see. 
Plympton, d. y. 

Children By Third Wife 
Lucy Wealthy, b. 4, 6, 1883; d. 2, 24, 1910; m. 5, 15, 1910 (?), 
Frank Green, of Bedford. 

Oscar Ezra, b. 10, 29, 1884; d. i, 26, 1895. 

Billings O. P. Clark, d. 7, 26, 1836, age 2 yrs. 9 mo. 
Name on Ezra Clark's monument. 

Jedediah Clark, Sen.; a sea capt., sailing a vessel 
between N. Y. and the West Indies; 

m. Rebecca Lynde, b. ab. 1781; d. 5, 13, 1853; here 
as wid. 1833 with son Jedediah; Cong. 1828, dis. to Hudson, 

Jedediah Clark, Jr., son of above, b. Chester, Ct., 
6,3,1805; d. 2, 8, 1877; to Tw. in early day by ox team, 42 
days coming; located farm in heart of dense forest; went 
to Hudson 1850; Cong. 183 1, dis. to Hudson 1850; a man 
of "absolute honesty and integrity," as so many of the early 
settlers were; 

m. (i) Fidelia Hanchett, b. 12, 6, 1814; d. 3, 27, 1855; 
dau. of Seth Hanchett, see; Cong. 1834; 

m. (2) Mrs. Mercy (Post) (Brower) Hill, b. 2, 15, 
1811; d. 2, 21, 1875; dau. of Joshua Post, see; Cong. 1863. 

Clark Clark — 263 

Children, By First Wife 
Samuel Lynde, b. ab. 1839; d. 12, 26, 1841. 
Orville Carlton, b. 12, 18, 1842; see below. 
Samuel Lynde, b. 3, 24, 1850; see below. 

John B. Clark of Hudson, bur. in Tw. with w. Polly, 
and his half-bro., Capt. Lewis Clark, was own bro. of 
Jedediah Clark Sen., above, and of Zelotes Clark below. 
They had sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, see, Mrs. Sylvia 
Pritchard, see, and Mrs. Esther Redfield, see. Remains of 
John B.'s parents also interred here. 

Orville Carlton Clark, b. 12, 18, 1842; d. St. Paul, 
Minn., 7, 25, 1915; son of Jedediah Clark, Jr., above; 
farmer in Tw., in old stone house on Liberty St. and supt. of 
Cong. S. S. 1865-70; then studied at Oberlin 1870-76; grad. 
Theo. Sem., 1876; ordained 12, 18, 1876, and preached 34 
yrs., at Vermillion, O., Hartford, Ct., Missoula, Mont., 
Springfield, 111., St. Paul, Minn.; built and paid for 11 chhs. 
and chapels, being sometimes sent by the Home Miss. Soc. 
to a place for a year to get a chh. on its feet; practically 
blind 5 yrs. before going to Oberlin, where his wife studied 
with him; Cong. 1863; 

m. I, 26, 1865, Alice Hill, b. 11, 16, 1848, dau. of 
Mrs. Hill, who was Jedediah Clark's second wife. 

No children, but adopted 3, Ernest, Leila, who d., and 

Samuel Lynde Clark, b. 3, 24, 1850; d. 5, 23, 1915, 
son of Jedediah Clark, Jr.; Hudson many years; later had 
charge of farms, etc., for Berea Col. Ky., and Ohio Wes. 
Col. at Delaware; Cong. 1866; 

m. Hudson, 8, 18, 1880, Lucy Brown, b. 8, 13, 1850, 
niece of old John Brown. 

Harley Brown, b. 6, 9, 1881; d. 9, 19, 1901. 
Howard Hinsdale, b. 10, 24, 1888; architect, Los Angeles. 
Francis Orville, b. 3, 28, 1886; grad. Berea Col., Ky., 1908; teacher 
there; m. 8, 2, 1913, Emma Jane Witt. 

Leila Marian, b. 4, I, 1 894; Ohio Wes. Uni. 

Leverett Clark, b. 2, 5, 1774; d. Tw. 4, 26, 1843; fr. 
Milford, Ct., 1823 ; lived at center, where Nathan Chapman 
lived later; 

264 — Clark Clark 

m. Amy Amelia Vail, b. 9, i, 1776; d. Tw. 5, 9, 1865; 
Meth. before 1841. 

I. Ann; m. (i) Amos Cook Taylor, see; m. (2) Samuel Vail, see. 

John Finley, b. 2, 16, 1801; see below. 

William, b. 5, 25, 1803; see below. 


Phila, b. ab. 1707; m. Jonathan E. Herrick, see. 

Park Brown, b. ab. 1813; see below. 

Mabel, b. ab. 1813; m. Nelson Hinkston, see. 

Elmore Warner, b. 4, 10, 1816; see below. 

Leverett, Jr., b. ab. 1818; m. Melinda Banning. 

John Finley Clark, b. 2, 16, 1801 ; d. 2, 20, 1874; son 
of Leverett Clark above; where Charles Wilson lives; 

m. 10, 6, 1832, Betsy Carver, b. 4, 22, 1803; d. i, 30, 
1870; dau. of Bernice Carver, see; Meth. before 1841. 

I. Spencer N., b. 8, 26, 1833; d. 8, 16, 1837. 
Newton, b. 8, 4, 1836; d. i, 4, 1837. 
Spencer, b. ab. 1839; d. i, 4, 1856. 
Child, b. ab. 1840; d. 4, 20, 1843. 
Newton, b. ab. 1841; d. 2, 23, 1875; see below. 
Amy Amelia, b. 10, 11, 1842; m. 9, 26, i860, Horace Granger 
Blackman, see. 

Newton Clark, b. ab. 1841; d. 2, 23, 1875; son of 
John Finley above; 

m. Maria Johnston, b. ab. 1845; d. 2, 27, 1912. 

Zella Maria; m. 1880, Charles Henry Wilson, see. 
OUie; m. E. C. Lovejoy, Detroit. 

William Clark, b. 5, 25, 1803; d. 4, 17, 1878; son of 
Leverett Clark above; carpenter; here i860, where Verne 
Hempstead lives; Meth.; 

m. I, I, 1826, Harriet Sperry, b. 7, 11, 1806; d. 11, 4, 
1888; she m. (2) Col. Phinehas T. Gorham, of Rev. War; 
she Meth. 


1. Laura Jennette, b. i, i, 1829; d. 8, 4, 1876; Cong.; m. ab. 
1848, Morris Blodgett, see. 

2. Henry Dewalt, b. 6, 6, 1831; see below. 

3. George Burk, h. 3, 12, 1834; d. in Akron; merchant in Rich- 
field, then Akron; m. Millie Wilcox. 

Clark Clark — 265 

4. Mary Jane, b, 5, 12, 1838; d. 11, 3, 1840. 

5. William Jerome, b. 7, 21, 1841; Meth.; Iowa. 

6. Lewis Barton, b. 4, 9, 1847; d. 5, 28, 1915; in 177th O. V. I.; 
m. Marion J. Little. 

Henry Dewalt Clark, b. 6, 6, 1831; lives in Detroit, 
Mich.; son of William above; 

m. 7, 20, 1854, Ermina Smith, 1834-1902. 

Hattie Bell. 

Geneo D.; d. in CI., aged 49. 
Ogden C; d. in CI., aged 47. 
Bela B.; d. in CI., aged 33. 
Lewis; d. in infancy. 

Park Brown Clark, son of Leverett above, b. ab. 
1813; d. in Neb. 

m. (i) Nancy . 

m. (2) Matilda Gorham. 
Had several children. 

Elmore Warner Clark, son of Leverett above, b. 
4, 10, 1816, at Watertown, Ct.; d. 7, 8, 1885; came west 
with father 1823; clerked for Ethan Ailing, 17 yrs.; went 
south; 3 yrs. at Drapersburg; justice of peace 1876; kept 
hotel in Tw. 1855-1885; Meth.' 1843; 

See Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1043; 

m. 10, 12, 1842, Arvilla Carver, b. Whitehall, N. Y., 
10, 6, 1823; d. 2, 22, 1899, age 75; dau. of Bernice Carver, 


Bela Bronson, b. 10, 23, 1844; d. i, 4, 1916, at Akron; in hotel at 
Tw. with father many yrs., then to Akron; connected with Buchtel Col. 
many yrs.; m. Alice Pratt of Copley and had Pearlie May, who d. y. 

Estella Maria, b. 10, 19, 1854; m. Orrin Parks Nichols, see; she 
m. (2) Richard O'Donald, see. 

Etta May, b. 5, 31, 1864; m. 9, 9, 1891, Charles Wagner, see; she 
Meth. 1877. 

Frank B., d. 10, 13, 1850, age 3. 

Daughter, d. 8, i, 1853, infant. 

Delia A. Clark, fr. Bedford; taught in Tw. Inst. 

Marilla M. Clark, fr. Mantua; taught in Tw. Inst. 
1847-50; m. Mr. White, author of White's Arithmetic. 

266 — Clark Cochran 

Oliver Clark, here 1820; one of first settlers; black- 
smith; shop near where Alfred Bishop's house is; to Hudson. 

Robert, George, Cordelia and Louisa Clark, in 
Dist. No. 4, Liberty St., in the 50's. Whose children were 
they .? 

William W. Clark, taught in Tw. Inst. 1857-9. 

Zelotes Clark, bro. of John B. Clark, see; b. ab. 1747; 
d. 12, 5, 1834; see census of 1833; 

m. Elizabeth Harris (?), b. ab. 1758; d. i, 4, 1836; 
both Cong. 1826; had Esther, Zelotes, and perhaps others. 

Otto Cleaver; farmer on Young's road; to Hudson; 

m. , who d. of wood alcohol, 5, 18, 1906, 

age 50; two boys and two girls; boy Amer b. ab. 1898, was 
shot by accident 9, 18, 1905. 

Mrs. Cleaver, mother of above (.^), b. ab. 1830; d. 
2, 17, 1907. 

Philip Cleg, b. ab. 1835; here i860; 
m. Catharine , b. ab. 1830. 

Oliver Stofford Clewel, b. 2, 20, 1872; fr. CI.; worked 
for Manly L Leach 1915-16. 

Dudley M. Cobb, b. 11, 19, 1877, in Russell, N. Y.; 
son of Stephen M. and Caroline A. (Reddington) Cobb; 
with Dunscomb family since 1914; 

m. 12, 3, 1910, Mrs. Maud (Smith) Wilson, b. Mt. 
Vernon, Ind.; wid. of John H. Wilson, by whom she had 
Marie Wilson, who m. Jay E. Hatch, and Dudley Wilson, 
b. 8, 13, 1907, and 4 others who d. 

Robert Cochran, b. 5, 9, 1800; d. 2, 10, 1880; son of 
John and Mary (Brodie) Cochran of Scotland; to America 
1832; farmer on west side of Solon road near town line; 
after marriage came by canal and lake to CL; then to 
Aurora and then to Tw.; bought farm at south end of 
Liberty St.; lived in log house and about 1836 built stone 
house, first one in Tw. ; had served apprenticeship as cabinet 
maker but spent life in carving a farm out of forest; he and 
w. Meth; 

Cochran Cochran— 267 

m. 8, 12, 1832, Agnes Kirkwood, b. 6, 6, 1816; d. 
2,4, 1891; dau. of Andrew (1770-1861) and Jeannette (Love) 
Kirkwood (i 768-1 861). She came over on same ship with 
Robert; m. in Albany ,N. Y. 


1. Jeannette Ann, b. 7, 10, 1837; d. 2, 4, 1850. 

2. Mary Jane, b. i, 21, 1839; d. 5, 31, 1895; m. John Forbes of 
Bedford; Meth. 

3. Agnes, b. 10, 26, 1843; Meth.; m. i, 30, 1867, Ashel H. Cham- 
berlin, see. 

4. John, b. 7, II, 1846; m. 4, 24, 1870, Caroline Harriet Chamber- 
lin, dau. of Hiram Chamberlin, see, and went to Bedford; no chil.; 

5. Margaret, b. 9, 4, 1849; d. 11, 5, 1915; Meth.; m. 7, 4, 1871, 
John GilHe, see. 

6. Thomas Crawford, b. 3, 21, 1850; see below. 

7. Jeannette, b. 10, 10, 1853; d. 7, 7, 1854. 

8. Isabelle Ellen, b. 4, 9, 1855; d. 2, 4, 1863. 

9. Lizzie Ann, b. 3, 6, 1857; Meth. 1876; m. Luther H. Nichols, 

10. Berthie, b. 4, 14, 1861; Meth. 1877; m. 10, 14, 1880, William 
A. Rudd, see. 

Thomas Crawford Cochran, b. 3, 21, 1850; d. 9, 30, 
1912, by fall from staging on his new house in village; 
farmer many yrs. on Solon road; Meth.; 

m. 8, 20, 1876, Ella Augusta Lane, b. 7, 31, 1855, dau. 
of Charles Lane, see; studied at Oberlin; Cong, and Meth. 


Clyde Ernest, b. 3, 25, 1878; Tw. H. S. 1897; Case School 1902; 
m. 8, 27, 1902, Mabel Densmore of CI. and had Velma Marie, b. 8, 29, 
1903, and Wayne Fletcher, b. 8, 15, 1905. 

Lyle Forest, b. 9, 20, 1889; Tw. H. S. 1906; Wes. Res. Col. 1911; 
m. 3, 14, 1912, Mabelle Florence Sankers and had Florence Ruth, b. 
5, 24, 1914, and Thomas Kirkwood, b. 3, 18, 1916. 

David Cochran, b. in Scotland 1804; d. Tw. 11, 17, 
1878; son of John and Mary (Brodie) Cochran; home on 
and near Liberty St.; farmer; weaver of Paisly shawls; 
stone mason; to America 1832 with brothers; lived several 
years in stone house on Liberty St. which his bro. Robert 
built; finally bought of bro. in law, Andrew Kirkwood, the 
place where he and children lived so long; 

m. ab. 1842, Margaret Baxter, b. 8, 14, 1823; d. 
2, 27, 191 1 ; dau. of WilHam and Isabelle (Shaw) Baxter. 

268 — Cochrane Collins 

She came with parents ab. 1832, three months crossing and 
near being wrecked; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 


1. James Baxter, b, 4, 19, 1844; m. Martha McClintock. 

2. Robert, b. 10, 10, 1846. 

3. William Perry, b. 6, 10, 1849. 

4. Margaret Maud, b. 3, 11, 1852; m. 1876, Milo A. McClintock; 



5. David Duncan, b. 10, 10, 1854. 

6. Isabell, b. 8, 12, 1856. 

7. Mary Ann, b. 10, 3, 1859. 

8. Martha Agnes, b. 10, 3, 1859; m. Samuel Fletcher. 

9. Almina C, b. 3, 12, 1861; m. George P. Snyder. 

10. John, b. 4, 23, 1863. 

William Cochrane, b. ab. 1779; d. 2, 3, 1846. 

Albert Cochran, grandson of David above, b. 2, 5, 

Lewis Philip Cochrane, adopted son of David Coch- 
ran above, b.; d.; 

m. Phebe Ann Stafford, dau. of Alfred Stafford, of 

Aurora; b. ; Cong. 1879; now in Aurora. 


Carrie, b. ; unm.; H. S. 1898. 

Mary, b. ; m.; Aurora. 

Alfred, b. 

Ozzie, b. ; m. Judson Nichols, of Bedford. 

Vincie, b. ; H. S. 1898. 

Grace, b ; unm. 

Pearl, b. ; unm. 

Elmer, b. ; Aurora. 

Gunell, b. 

John C. Coffee; in Civil War; name on monument. 

Dr. Seymour Albinus Collins, b. 4, 28, 1827, Monk- 
ton, Vt.; d. 2, 15, 1900; here i860; where Mrs. John 
Hempstead now lives; son of Augustin and Cassendana 
Collins; to Ohio with parents by ox team 1833; settled in 
Bedford; CI. Med. Col. 1854; 2 yrs. in Astabula Co., then 
to Tw. 1855-56, then many yrs. in Orange as farmer, doctor 
and justice of the peace, then in Tw. till death; 

Collins Conant — 269 

m. (i) 2, 22, 1854, Salina Hathaway, b. 5, 29, 183 1; 
d. 8, 16, 1892; 

m. (2) II, 29, 1893, Mrs. Rhoda Watson (Roach) 
Parmelee, wid. of Gardiner Parmelee; she b. ab. 1827; d. 
2, 15, 1910; Meth. 

Children, By First Wife 

1. Mary Hathaway, b. Aug. 1855; d. 11, 21, 1862. 

2. Charles Hathaway, b. 7, 22, 1856; m. 8, 5, 1887, Julia Benedict. 

3. Edward, b. 9, 12, i860; m. 11, 14, 1882, Lida S. Wheeler, of 

4. Julia, d. y. i, 26, 1868. 

5. Harry, 1867-74. 

Miss Bina Collins, sister of above, b. ab. 1830; d. 
8, 19, 1892; lived with brother. 

WiLFORD Ellsworth Collins, b. 8, 6, 1868, near 
Rootstown; son of WilHam Penn and Harriet Louise 
(Snyder) Collins; to CI. ab. 1890; insurance agent; sum- 
mers in Tw. since 191 1; 

m. ID, 24, 1895, Emma Barnes, b. i, i, 1870, in Noble 
Co., dau. of Vachel and Sarah Margaret (Tribby) Barnes. 

Carolyn, b. 9, 10, 1901, in CI. 
Harlan Barnes, b. 10, 19, 1904, in CI. 

Frank Comings; here 2 or 3 yrs.; painter and paperer; 
on North St.; m. Mary ; no chil. 

Andrew Conant, b. Pawlet, Vt., 4, 10, 1798; d. 1854; 
son of John Gardner Conant who was in Rev. War, de- 
scended from Roger Conant who came to America 1623; 
Andrew one of 10 chil.; clothier; to Ohio 1830; to Tw. 
from Strongsville; farm on Young's road; to Bedford ab. 
1844-5, where he had a woolen mill; Cong.; dea. 1837-42; 

m. Elizabeth Green, b, 1800; d. 1877-8 in Bedford; 
dau. of Beriah Green, see; Cong. 1836. 


Frances; d. Bedford 1848; m. 1838, Bradford Montgomery; he to 
Calif. 1849 and d. day after reaching San Francisco; she Cong. 1835. 

Laura A., d. 1886; m. ab. 1850, Richard Rowe and had 2 sons and 
2 daus. 

Henry Andrew, b. 1825; d. in CI. i, 14, 191 1; m. Mahala Barnes. 

Eunice W., b. 1834; d. in Bedford 1857; unm. 

2 JO — Co NANT Cooper 

Almira A., b. ab. 1829; d. 9, 9, 1841. 

Charles Preston, b. 12, 30, 1836; d. 12, 21, 1909, at Sandusky 
Soldiers' Home; quarry worker; Lieut, in 23rd O. V. I.; m. 1868, 
Arvilla Davis, who d. 1905; a dau. 3 yrs. old drowned at Newburg. 

Emily Sophia, 1839-1885; m. 1858, George Tinker, 4 sons. 

Harlan Smith, b. Tw. 12, 2, 1842; killed at Shiloh 1862, in ist 
Mich. Regt.; unm. 

Horace Green, b. Tw. 12, 2, 1842; d. 10, 18, 1915; to 111. 1878; in 
1st O. V. I. 3 yrs; wounded twice; m, i, i, 1870, Emma Myra; no chil.; 
adopted dau. 

John and 2 others d. y. 

The above list not all in right order. 

Samuel and Agnes Conant; Meth. before 1841. 

Charles H. Conkey, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1856-7. 

Edward Conklin, lived with Seth Hanchett; m. and 
has 4 chiL; Chicago. 

Francis Conklin, bro. of above; name now Coleman; 
lived with Orville C. Clark and Carlton Hanchett; lawyer 
in Lorain. 

Joseph Conklin, bro. of above; lived with Thomas 
Cochran and Almon Brown; several chil.; Chicago. 

Mary Connors, b. ab. 1836; in Dist. 4, in 1853. 

Amos Cook; Cong. 183 i; m. Ann Clark. 

Silas Cook, back to Conn, with Mr. Ingraham; 
m. Mary Ingraham, dau. of Leander Ingraham, see; 
she Bapt. 1837; Cong. 1840. 

Mrs. Lura Jane Cook, b. ab. 1863; d. 4, 28, 1911; 
lived at Austin Herrick's; Meth.; had adopted son William. 

Ephraim and Eliza Cook; Meth. before 1841; where 
Mr. Stocker lives; to Solon, Independence and Bedford; 
large family, Daniel, George, Ephraim, Silas, etc. 

Mrs. John T. Cook, b. ab. 1804; d. i, 30, 1870. 

Leland and Amy Cook; Bapt. ab. 1840. 

Relationship of above Cook families not known. 

Daniel Cooper; in Dist. 2 In 1852. 


Alba Raymond Copeland, b. 8, 8, 1881 ; son of James 
Sankey and Mary (Conway) Copeland; to Tw. 191 5, on 
Bert Tucker's farm on Hudson road; 

m. 9, 22, 1910, Dolly Belle Comstock, b. 7, 11, 1883 ; 
dau. of Henry and Happy (Green) Comstock of Independ- 


Raymond, b. and d. i, 24, 1912. 

Hazel Irene, b. 9, 10, 1913. 

MiLO Andrew Corbett, b. Euclid, 6, 9, 1836; d. 
10, 27, 1908; in Civil War; farmer; in Tw. awhile and 
many years in Newburg; 

m. 7, 5, 1859, Eliza Jane Edwards, b. Eng. 5, 11, 
1839; to U. S. 1846; now with daughter, Mrs. Axel T. 
Johnson on Liberty St. 


William N., b. 6, 26, 1861; see below. 

James Albert, b. I, 31, 1865; m. Augusta Johnson; 3 chil.; lives in 

Eleanor Amelia, b. 3, 16, 1868; m. Charles Raymond; 3 chil.; 

Mary Jane, b. ii, 13, 1876; m. Axel Theodore Johnson, see. 

William N. Corbett, b. Tw. 6, 26, 1861 ; son of Milo 
A. above; farmer on Bedford road; now in meat business 
in Akron; 

m. 3, 15, 1881, Christine Rull. 


1. Miles Andrew, b. 12, 29, 1882. 

2. Charles, b. 4, 13, 1884. 

3. William N., b. 9, 13, 1886. 

4. Albert, b. 5, 2, 1888. 

5. Eliza Jane, b. 12, 20, 1890. 

6. Elmer, b. 4, 30, 1892. 

7. Cora, b. II, 22, 1895. 

8. Edwin, b. Tw. 10, 3, 1904. 
All but last b. in Newburg. 

Robert Wesley Corkhill, b. in Isle of Man, 4, 3, 
1839; d. Tw. 7, 9, 1901; to America 1868; to Tw. 1887; 
worked many years on the Dodge farm; unm. 

Elisha L(oomis ^) CowLEs, b. Ct. 1806; d. Tw. 12, 13, 
1838; son of Benjamin Cowles of Ct. who d. 1817, leaving 
Elisha, and Caroline, who m. Justus Herrick; Elisha bound 

272 — CowLEs Crafts 

to a farmer but his time bought by his mother and all 3 
came to Tw., where her twin bro., Maj. Elisha Loomis, 
lived, driving through with one horse wagon; while in his 
teens Elisha bought land and cleared it, the Joseph Hawkins 
place, where his mother died; then he sold, and bought a 
mile so. of village and there brought his 17 yr. old bride ab. 
1828; Edward and Eliza Ann b. there; Cong. 183 1; 

m. (i) Mary Lane, b. Ct., 2, i, 181 1; d. Tw. 2, 13, 
1837; dau. of Elisha Lane; Cong. 183 1. 

m. (2) 5, 23, 1837, Esther Jerusha Mills, b. 7, 2, 
1817; d.; dau. of Philo and Julia Mills; Cong. 1831; she to 
Wis. 1855; to Charles City, la., 1865. In 1842 she m. 
Robert Dunshee, see. 

Children By First Wife 
Edward, b. i, 20, 1829; see below. 

Eliza Ann, b. 5, 4, 1832; m. 9, 15, 1853, Harrison Barnes, 1821- 
1896; to Wis. 1854; to Charles City, la., 1865; 7 chil., 5 of them living 
in 1915. 

Child By Second Wife 

Mary Esther, b. 3, 18, 1838; d. Charles City, la., 3, 16, 1872; m. 
12, 25, 1857, Hammet H. Case of CI. who d. 1891 in Calf.; 3 chil. 

Edward Cowles, b. i, 20, 1829; d. Jan. ; to 

Bedford 1861; son of Elisha L. above; 
m. Martha Matthews. 

Elwood Elisha, b. i, i, 185 1; see below. 
Otis, d. age 12. 

Carl George; m. Barnes. 

Dr. Edward M., b. St. Law Co., N. Y.; Cong. 1903. 

Elwood Elisha Cowles, b. i, i, 1851; travelling man; 
on Solon road on old Joel Parmelee place; now in Bedford; 
m., 1877, Elizabeth Dunn. 

Lucille, b. 6, 14, 1888; m. Lloyd Ake, see. 
Mortimer John; m. 8, 17, 1908, Bessie Cross; no chil. 

Mr. Coy, d. 8, 13, i860; age 37. 

Rev. George Herbert Crafts; b. 3, 19, 1858 at 
Whateley, Mass.; Garrett Biblical Inst., Evanston, 111. 
1894; pastor of Tw. Meth. chh. 1916 ; 

Craigie Crankshaw — 273 

m. (i) 12, 24, 1888, Mrs. Zilpha (Albons) Beekman, 
b. II, 16, 1850; d. 5, 19, 1915; wid. of Isaac C. Beekman; 

m. (2) 6, 26, 1916, Mrs. Effie I. Poole, wid. of Rev. 
F. W. Poole, b. at Nevada 10, 11, 1868; supt. several yrs. 
of Deaconness' Home in CI.; by first hus. she had Helen 
Irene and Ralph W. 

Peter Craigie, b. in Scotland ab. 1850; to U. S. 1882; 
d. 3, 6, 1915, and bur. in CI.; farmer in s. e. part of town, old 
Edgerton farm; had dau. who m. H. M. Hay, and son John; 
further facts not obtainable. 

Silas Cramm; m. Millicent ; she as wid. 

Cong. 1834-5 ; dis. to Rantoul, 111., with John W. Dodge and 
family; mother of Mrs. Dodge; her first hus. a Bissell; lived 
to be 90 or more ; for years after going to 111. she observed the 
hour on Friday of the prayer meeting of Tw. chh.; she and 
Mrs. Thomas the only women in their day that spoke in 
Cong, prayer meeting. 

Mr. a. E. Crampton, railroad agent and operator here 
ab. 1914-15, son of Mrs. Harriet Kelly who lived here at 
same time. 

Rev. Mr. Crandall, Bapt. minister here after the war 
sev. yrs., ab. 1868; shoemaker; from Seville; d. ab. 1913. 
His children were Samuel, Joseph, Louise and Lulu. 

Charles Nelson Crane, b. ab. 1843; d. 4, 7, 1846. 

George Washington Crane. Who was he.? 

Jerusha Crane; Meth. 1845. 

Rhoda Crane; Meth. 1845. 

Relationship of above Cranes not known. Crane 
family lived where Mrs. Celestia Wilcox lives. 

William Crankshaw, b. 12, 22, 1809; d. 10, 29, 1879; 
farmer on Bedford road; 

m. (i) 10, 6, 1832, Rachel Shaw, b. 7, 11, 1811; d. 
4, 21, 1871; dau. of Robert Shaw, 1785-1857, and Alice 
(Hopkinson) Shaw, 1 786-1 857, who had William, Jesse, Job, 
and Rachel; Job b. ab. 1822; d. 9, 22, 1843; 

274 — Crankshaw Crawford 

m. (2) Mrs. Margaret Johnson (Gillie) Moore, dau. 
of James Gillie, see; both wives Meth. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Robert, b. and d. 1833. 

2. James E., b. 3, 7, 1834; m. 11, 30, 1854, Arzalia G. Vanderhoof. 

3. Jesse, b. 2, 20, 1837; d. 6, 20, 1896; m. 2, 5, 1861, Mary Jane 
Porter; Cong. 1858; dis. to Akron 1864. Their dau. Jennie Belle, a 
trained nurse; toTw. 1916; bought old Crouse place on Macedonia road. 

4. David, b. 4, 17, 1839; m. 12, 31, 1865, Delilah Gordon. 

5. Margaret M., b. 9, 15, 1841; Meth. 1857; m. (i) 5, 23, 1868, 
Charles Stiles; m. (2) 2, 6, 1889, Elijah H. Hoffman, killed by auto in 
Akron 3, 18, 1915. 

6. Charles Henry, b. 12, 5, 1844; d. 8, 19, 1846. 

7. Mary Elizabeth, b. 2, 18, 1848; d. 3, i, 1915; Meth. 

8. George W., b. 7, 5, 1850; Meth.; m. 12, 7, 1871, Irene E. 
Morton; Williamsburg, Kan. 

9. Samuel Henry, b. 3, 5, 1853; see below. 

Samuel Henry Crankshaw, b. 3, 5, 1853 ; Meth. 1877; 
farmer; lives in village west side of park; 

m. II, 28, 1877, Marilla Meranda Norton, b. 2, 14, 
1858, dau. of Horace Norton, see; Meth. 


Horace Westwood, b. 6, 20, 1881; m. 10, 15, 1902, Eliza M. 
Sawyer, b. 4, 19, 1882, dau. of Riley B. Sawyer, see; they had Earl, who 
d. II, 20, 1911, age 6; Sebring. 

Mabel Persia, b. 5, 25, 1888; Meth.; Tw. H. S. 1906; m. 8, 14, 
191 2, Manly Emerson Culhan, see. 

A. E. Cranson, (same as Nathan .'') ; renter here 20 or 
25 yrs. ago; to Trumbull or Geaugo Co.; 

m. RoxANA Slade, whose mother was a Herrick; both 


Perhaps another. 

Solomon Crawford, b. 2, 14, 1772; d. 10, 28, 1853; to 
Ohio 1816; to Tw. 183 1 ; from Orange Co., N. Y.; lived in 
house on Bedford road where Henry Bissell's house is now; 

m. 3, 13, 1800, Anna Crawford, a 2nd cousin; b. 
2, 24, 1783; d. 9, 10, 1863. 

Crawford Crocker — 2 75 

Alexander, b. 8, 14, 1801; see below. 

Cadwallader, b. 8, 2, 1803; m. Myra Taylor of Aurora ;Streetsboro. 
Isabel, b. 5, 20, 1806; m. Cephas Bissell, see. 

Alexander Crawford, b. 8, 14, 1801; d. 8, 22, 1870; 
son of Solomon, above; to Aurora, then to east part of Tw. 
on Henry Bissell place; farmer; 

m. 5, 6, 1829, SoPHRONiA Wallace, b. 8, 20, 1808; d. 

9, 30, 1895. 


1. Alexander Wallace, b. 6, 27, 1830; see below. 

2. Laura Sabrina, b. 6, 6, 1832; d. i, 10, 1834. 

3. Solomon Walter, b. 2, 17, 1835; d. 3, 20, 1845. 

4. Alanson, b. 4, 8, 1837; m. (i) 9, 30, 1863, Alice Eggleston of 
Aurora; m. (2) Lavina Wheeler of Medina. 

5. Cadwallader, b. 4, 23, 1840; d. 3, 12, 1845. 

6. Anna Almira, b. 4, 6, 1842; m. 2, 15, 1871, Rufus Noyes; 
Mattoon, 111. 

7. Betsy, b. ii, 29, 1845; m. (i) John Hatch, see; m. (2) Ezra 
Clark, see. 

8. Amanda Melissa, b. 2, 22, 1848; m. 12, 27, 1866, Aurelius 
Tucker, see. 

9. Robert, b. i, i, 1852; d. 1899; m. in Gunnison, Colo. 

Alexander Wallace Crawford, b. 6, 27, 1830; son of 
Alexander Crawford, Sen.; San Diego, Calif.; to Hum- 
boldt, Kan., ab. 1875; 

m. (i) II, 12, 1863, Caroline Elmira Chamberlin, b. 
3, 24, 1838; d. in Kan.; dau. of Lyman Chamberlin; 

m. (2) 8, 31, 1897, Mary Crowell, b. i, 26, 1845, of 


First four b. in Tw. near Aurora Pond. 

1. Fred Walter, b. 5, 12, 1865; d. June, 1902, in Colo.; unm. 

2. Arthur Wallace, b. 6, 24, 1867; d. 1904; m. Amelia Bauer; 

3. Grace Lilian, b. 2, 25, 1869; m. 1892, James Allen Morris (or 
Harris .?); Kan. 

4. May Elmina, b. i, 28, 1874; m. June 1890, Simeon Walter 
Withite; Kan. 

5. Charles Lyman, b. ii, 28, 1876; m. 1910, Bertha Choekley. 

6. Georgia Gertrude, b. 2, 12, 1878; m. Feb. 1899, Albert Choek- 

Mrs. Mary Crendale, b. ab. 1799; d. 6, 7, 1859. 
Davis J. Crocker, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

276 — Crocker Cross 

Henry Crocker, b. ab. 1841; d. 10, 4, 1862, killed on 
cars going to the war by putting his head out of car window; 
a substitute for Newton Clark at $600; worked for John F. 

Julia Crocker, wid. of Ezra Crocker; Cong. 1840, dis. 
1843 to Wishauwakee, la. Her children, Frances Julia, 
Mary Ann and Ezra were bap. 7, 4, 1841. 

William C. Croff, Bapt. 1841. 

Marshall Calvin Cross, b. 7, 20, 1855 (.'') in Nelson; 
in Tw. since 1910; 

m. (i) and has dau. in Kan. 

m. (2) Mrs. Etta (Goss) Wegman, wid. of Philip 
Albert Wegman, see. 


Charles David, b. ii, 25, 191 1. 

Andrew Cross, fr. Little York; chil. b. there; black- 
smith and teamster; lived where John Hempstead lives; 
both dead. 


George; d. 1913, bur. in Northfield. 

Burton, or Barton, CI. 


A girl. 

Mrs. Harriet Cross, b. 8, 19, 1836; d. 3, 6, 1859; 
dau. of Augustus Herrick. Had infant d. 5, 13, 1859, and a 
child d. 6, 15, 1862, age 9 mo. 

Rev. Roselle Theodore Cross, b. Richville, N. Y., 

8, 21, 1844; pastor of Tw. Cong, chh,, Sept. i, 1912- 

9, I, 1916; formerly principal of Oberlin Academy; Oberlin 
Col. 1867; author of Home Duties, Clear as Crystal, Crys- 
tals and Gold, My Children's Ancestors, Twinsburg Fami- 
lies, etc.; 

m. (i) 8, 12, 1869, Emma Asenath Bridgman, b. 
12, 2, 1843; d. in CI. 9, II, 1910; 

m. (2) 10, 21, 1913, Martha Roena Hanchett, b. Tw. 
7, 15, 1856, dau. of Oliver O. Hanchett, see. 

Children, By First Wife 
Theodore Bridgman, b. I, 5, 1873; d. 2, 3, 1876. 
Leora Minnie, b. 2, 3, 1875; Oberlin Col. 1898; librarian in CI. 


Charles Finney, b. 6, i, 1876; d. 9, 14, 1876. 

Rev. Judson Lewis, b. ii, 10, 1878; Colo. Col. 1901; Yale Sem. 
1904; pastor of Rollstone Cong. chh. Fitchburg, Mass.; m. 9, 13, 1904, 
Florence Emily Isham; 3 chil. 

Cleaveland Roselle, b. 5, 19, 1882; Oberlin Col. 1903; Wes. Res. 
Law School 1907; lawyer in CI.; m. 11, ii, 1908, Ruth Adah Savage, 
Ober. Col. 1905; i child. 

George Edward Crouse, b. in Ger. 2, 6, 1825; d. 
8, 15, 1907; son of John George and Marie Magdalene 
Crouse; plumber and tinsmith; began business in Tw. 1853; 
Cong. 1866; dea. 1878 to death; 

m. 4, 8, 1854, Magdalene Schauss, b. 12, 13, 1837; 
d. 8, 7, 1912; dau. of Henry Schauss, see; Cong. 1858. 


1. Mary (adopted) b. 3, 10, i860; m. Sherman Leach, Bedford. 

2. George Henry, b. 12, 28, i860; m. Laura Todd, Wellington, 

3. Emma, b. 5, 29, 1864; m. 10, 16, 1890, Highland B. Wright, 
see; CI. 

4. Edward Bryant, b. 6, 5, 1867; tinsmith and plumber; Cong. 
1902; m. I, 26, 1891, Minnie Rose Moss, Cong. 1891 fr. Seattle. They 
had Irene b. 10, 28, 1892, charity worker in CI., studied at Lake Erie Sem. 
at Painesville; Cong.; Tw. H. S. 1909. 

5. Harriet, b. ii, 5, 1869; m. ii, 5, 1902, Adelbert Carlos Cham- 
berlin, see; she Cong. 

6. Nellie, b. 12, 2, 1873; m. 5, 8, 1895, George Bertram Walton, 

7. Charles Frederick, b. 5, 22, 1878; m. 3, 7, 1906, Elizabeth 
Gillie, dau. of John Gillie; both Cong. 1913 ; he Tw. H. S. 1897; no chii. 

8. Frank Lewis, b. 9, 24, 1880; d. 2, 29, 1884. 

John Culhan, b. in Ireland 1812; d. 4, 17, 1895; farm- 
er on Liberty St.; to Tw. ab. 1862; 

m. Ann Malqueen, b. in Ireland 1823; d. 2, 2, 1898. 


Mary Jane, m. Perry Morrison of Solon; had Bert, Stella, Nellie 
and John. 

Elizabeth, d.; m. Cowan; had Anna who m. Irving Stone- 
man of Chagrin Falls, and William. 

John Henry, b. 1859; see below. 

James; m. Elizabeth ; 3 boys; Massillon. 

John Henry Culhan, son of John above; b. Cohoes, 
N. Y., 2, 22, 1859; to Tw. ab. 1862; near depot. 

278 — Culver Curtiss 

m. 9, II, 1881, ESTELLA LUELLA PoST, b. 12, I9, 1863, 

dau. of Philo Post, see. 


Lulu Maud, b. Tw. 7, 7, 1882; Tw. H. S. 1900; taught several 
terms; m. 8, 8, 1907, Dr. Robert Burns Chamberlin, see. 

Manly Emerson, b. Streetsboro, 10, 31, 1886; Meth.; Tw. H. S. 
1903; m. 8, 14, 1912, Mabel Crankshaw; dau. of Samuel Crankshaw, 

Mrs. Culver, b. ab. 1813; d. i, 10, 1898, at Darius 
Chamberlin's, where she lived several yrs.; v^^as mother-in- 
law of Mrs. Chamberlin's sister. 

Mr. Cummings and wife, in s. w. part of township. 
They had Walter b. ab. 1824, Mary Ann, b. ab. 1827, and 
Abner, b. ab. 1829. Census of 1833. 

Robert Curpha, b. ab. 1822 in Isle of Man; here i860; 
in Civil War; worked for Robert Cochrane; 
m. Margaret, b. ab. 1824. 

Found in Dist. Reg. No. 2. 

Margaret, b. ab. 1852. 
Ella, b. ab. 1854. 
Latisha, b. ab. 1857. 

Robert Curpha, cooper, tailor in Madden Bros, store 
one summer; went west ab. i860. 

M. A. and Polly Curtice; Meth. 1841. 

Margaret Curtice; Meth. 1843. 

Chauncy Curtis; Bapt. 1840. 

Samuel and Rebecca Curtis; Meth. before 1841. 

George Ellsworth Curtiss, b. 4, 18, 1863; d. 6, 9, 
1910; son of George and Emily (Brower) Curtiss of North- 
field; to Tw. ab. 1903; 

m., 12, 26, 1888, Emma Jemima Bell, b. 7, 6, 1864; 
dau. of William and Isabella (Sloan) Bell of Streetsboro, and 
sister of Thomas A. Bell; to Kent 1915. 


Ada Blanche, b. 12, 17, 1895; Kent Normal School; teacher; Tw. 
H. S. 1911. 

Ruth Esther, b. 12, 9, 1897. 

Curtis Daniels — 279 

VoLNEY Curtis; shoemaker; music teacher; so. side 
of park where Mr. Mattison Hves; went to Ravenna and 
m. (2) Clements; some children in Neb. 

Mrs. p. Curtis; probably wife of above; b. ab. 1831; 
d. 5, 13, 1876. 


Clarence, Bertha and Walter. 


Carl Christian Dachtler, b. 12, 24, 1865; killed at 
powder mill 7, 21, 1911; son of Christy and Elizabeth 

m. 8, 31, 1889, Elizabeth Christian Geil, b. 2, 18, 
1865, dau. of Martin and Elizabeth (Warner) Geil; both 

Cong. 1907. 


Carl Henry, b. 7, 21, 1891; d. 8, 10, 1891. 

Anna Mary, b. 12, 29, 1894; m. 1913, Hope J. Osborn, and had 
Elizabeth Catharine, b. 1913; m. (2) 5, 18, 1916, John Morris, see. 

Catharine Elizabeth, b. 2, 16, 1895. 

William Martin Henry, b. 10, 13, 1896. 

George Carl, b. i, 31, 1899. 

Christy Henry, b. 2, 6, 1901. 

Frieda Caroline, b. 9, 2, 1903. 

Ida Pauline, b. 7, 25, 1905; d. same day. 

Sophia L., b. i, 17, 1907. 

Adelbert Dalrymple, laborer; where Mr. Solenski 
lives; dau. Hattie adopted by Miss Young and m. Ozman 
Bennett, see. Another dau. d. 10, 24, 1885, age 3 days. 

Henry R. Dancox, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1849. 

Erastus Daniels, b. Ct., Aug. 1824; d. 11, 12, 1888; 
son of Lemuel C. and Eunice (Young) Daniels; here i860; 
where Curtiss Bennett lives; to Tw. 1849 with bro. Levi 
who d. 1864 unm.; wagon maker and farmer; Cong. 1877; 
see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1043 ; 

m. I, 9, i860. Wealthy A/Iatthews, b. St. Law. Co. 
N. Y., 6, 26, 1836; d. in Calif. Nov. 1906 and bur. Tw.; 
dau. of John Matthews; Cong. 1877; dis. 1899; willed 
^1000 to 2 sons of a former pastor, and ^1000 to 2 sons of 
another pastor, boys whom she had taught in S. S. 

One Child 

Minnie G., b. ab. 1865; d. 8, 29, 1888. 

28o — Daniels Dawsow 

Mrs. Daniels; d. 3, i, 1901, age 78. 

Esther A. Daniels, sister of Erastus above; Cong. 
1877; dis. to Dundee, N. Y. 

Daniels; d. 2, i, 1864, age 50. 

MoLLiE E. Darling, b. 3, 30, 1844; taught on Liberty 
St. 1871-2 and in village 1872, in Dist. No. 2 in 1873 and in 
Dist. No. 6 in 1873-4; lives in Northfield. 

Frederick and Maria Darlin; Meth. 1845. 

John Robert Gough Davis, b. in Eng. 2, 25, 1887, son 
of Stephen and Esther Davis; to America 1906; North St. 
on W. S. Lister's place; 

m. 3, 12, 191 2, Alice Marjory Teasdale, b. in Eng. 
6, I, 1886, dau. of Robert and Catharine (Lewis) Teasdale; 
she came 1912. 


Dennis Teasdale, b. 4, 12, 1914. 

Robert Ian Teasdale, b. 3, 16, 1916. 

Rev. J. W. Davis, Meth. pastor 1838. 

Lester Davis; to Tw. with Elisha Loomis ab. 5, 20, 
1817, fr. New Haven, Ct., probably the one who was here in 
1820 when Luman Lane came. 

Dawson, an English family from Canada; 

moved to Cherry Valley, 111.; see census of 1833. 


Robert, b. ab. 1820, Jane, ab. 1822, 

Dinah, ab. 1825, Mary, ab. 1827, 

Ann Ward, ab. 1829, John Francis, ab. 1831, 

William, ab. Jan. 1833. 

Dau. of "Dorsan" d. 8, 7, 1842, age 6 mo. 

Francis and Thomasine Dorsan (perhaps same as 
Dawson, see above); Meth. before 1841. Jane Dorsan and 
Mary Dawson, Meth. 1843. 

Hugh Love Dawson, b. 12 23, 1872, near Wilmington, 
Pa., son of Luke Calvin and Beulah (Love) Dawson; to 
CI. 1901; insurance agent; in Tw. summers of 1913 and 
1916; Westminster Col. 1897; 

Day Deady — 281 

m. 6, 28, 1905, Marian Kincaid, b. Elgin, 111., i, 15, 
1875, dau. of Eugene Cornell and Isa (Padeford) Kincaid; 
atOberlin Col. 1898-9. 


Hugh Harold, b. 7, 23, 1906. 

Eugene Kincaid, b. 2, 7, 1909. 

Alexander Day, b. in Eng. 3, 2, 1871, son of Isaac and 
Adeline (Rawson) Day; came with w. and i child from 
Sheffield, Eng., summer of 1893; rest of chil. b. in CI.; to 
Tw. 1914; on Dodge road; 

m. 4, 27, 1892, Isabel Heap, b. in Eng. 3, 18, 1870, 
dau. of John and Mary (Cross) Heap. 


John Alwyn, b. in Eng., 2, 7, 1893. 

Frances Isabel, b. 11, i, 1894; d. 3, 8, 1900. 
Adeline Mary, b. 4, 5, 1897. 
Alexander James, b. 2, ii, 1900. 
Martha Millicent, b. 12, 6, 1901. 
Florence Evelyn, b. ii, 26, 1904. 
Isabel Jane, b. 2, 17, 1906. 
Charles Herbert Curtis, b. 2, 10, 1909. 
Parents and 5 chil. Cong. 1915. 

Horace Atchley Day, b. York Springs, Pa., 9, 29, 
1872; inCl. loyrs.; toTw. 1915; conductor on Penn. R. R.; 
lives on old Isaac Maxam place. Dodge road; 

m. 9, 29, 1898, Marian Frances Forbes, b. 3, 17, 1872, 
in Northfield; dau. of James and Anna (Rinehart) Forbes. 

Elwood Forbes, b. 6, 13, 1900. 
John Wesley, b. i, 23, 1903. 
Anna Eleanor, b. 10, 3, 1907. 
Robert Lee, b. 7, 14, 1913. 

Martin Deady; farmer; where Mr. Richner lives; 
now in Solon; in Civil War fr. Solon; 

m. Maria Franklin; d. in Solon 1914; dau. of Alonzo 
Franklin, see. 


Harry; m. Bull, Solon,; Cong. 1887. 

Dora; unm. 

Alonzo; d. y. 

A boy; d. y. 

282 — Dell DePew 

John Dell, b. in Eng. i, 3, 1840; d. 9, 5, 1900; parents 
died soon after reaching America ab. 1842, leaving Betsey, 
Samuel, Grace and John; John cared for until 9 by Betsey, 
Mrs. William Penhale of Newburg; he then lived with 
Gilbert Roach of Tw.; in Aug. 1861 enlisted in Co. K, 19th 
O. V. I.; re-enlisted Jan. 1864; in 14 battles and many 
skirmishes; never wounded or taken prisoner; in 1877 
bought farm on road from Macedonia to Hudson. His bro., 
Samuel Dell, b. in Eng. 4, 18, 1829; m.; nochil.; since 1911 
has lived with niece, Mrs. Ransom Tyson; 

m. 2, 4, 1866, Theresa Dolaishe, b. in Bohemia, 12, 
24, 1844, dau. of Joseph and Ann Dolaishe who d. 1852 on 
passage to America, leaving Barbara, Anna, Joseph, Francis 
and Theresa, the latter reared by Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel 
Reed; she and hus. Meth.; see Bowen & Co.'s Hist, of 
Portage and Summit Cos., p. 732. 


1. Alice May. 11, 13, 1866; m. 11, 17, 1886, Nelson D.Waite, see. 

2. Mary Etta, b. 8, 23, 1868; m. 10, 27, 1886, Ransom J. Tyson, 

3. Lillie Nora, b. 11, 22, 1870; m. 3, 21, 1891, Siegle Schon, of 

4. John Francis, b. i, 31, 1874; m. 11, 25, 1895, Fannie G. 
Manning; CI. 

5. Pearl Grace, b. i, 7, 1876; nurse in CI. hospital. 

6. Roy Winfield, b. 12, i, 1880; see below. 

7. Mabel Theresa, b. II, 21, 1883; m. 12, 23, IQ09, Mark Schreff- 

Roy Winfield Dell, son of John above; b. 12, i, 1880; 
farmer in s. w. part of Tw.; 

m. 3, 4, 1902, Letitia May Whapham, b. 1880, dau. of 
John and Sarah (Realf) Whapham of Eng. 

Maria Theresa, b. ii, 2, 1902. 
Donald Lee, b. 5, 10, 1905. 
John Kermit, b. 11, 19, 1906. 

Lillian B. Deming; fr. Winsted, Ct.; taught in Tw. and 
vicinity several years. 

Carrie M. Dem, b. in Holland; to U. S., 1878; in CI. 
15 yrs.; to Tw., 1907, with family of William L. Jones. 

Daniel DePew, d. 9, 20, 1834, age 9. 

Dewey Doan — 283 

Samuel Henry Dewey, b. 2, 4, 1820, in Becket, Mass.; 
d. 10, 30, 1892, in Wellington, son of Samuel A. and Isabel 
(Parks) Dewey; to Ohio 1844; on Liberty St. a few yrs.; 

m. 8, 4, 1845, at Ravenna, Susan L. Reed, b. 12, 12, 
1823, at Worthington, Mass.; living in Wellington; dau. 
of Lothrop and Chloe (Burnham) Reed; no chil.; Cong. 
1848 fr. Strongsville, and dis. back 1851. 

William and Elizabeth Dewitt; Meth. 1842. 

Frederick William Dieckman, d. ab. 1905 in Akron; 
m. as her 2nd h., 4, 14, 1893, Mrs. Jane (McCormick) 
Taggart, wid. of Alexander Taggart, see, 

Myron B. Dimmock; in 1851 partner of Edward 
Crouse, Sen.; in 1853 lived opposite Israel L. Cannon; no 
house there now; huckster; quite a character in town 60 
yrs. ago; noted for original ways and speech; 

m. Sally Blake, dau. of wife of Ezra Clark by her 
1st hus. 

Mrs. Harriet M. Dimmock, b. ab. 1826; d. 4, 8,1853. 


I. John, II. Daniel, III. Israel, IV. Prince, 
V. Prince, VI. Edmund, who had 11 chil., one of 
whom was 

Ansel Bushnel Doan, b. 3, 20,1804; d. 2, 20, 1869; 
had farm in so. part of town; also lived on North St. where 
Charles Chambers lives; Bapt. 1835; 

m. (i) Maria Clark (Doan Gen. says Comstock), b. ab. 
1806; d. 10, 19, 1846; Cong. 1842, dis. to Free Will Bapt.; 

m. (2) Mrs. Abigail C. Stillman, who lived where 
Charles Chambers lives; she d. 9, 15, 1851; 

m. (3) I, 8, 1852, Violetta Sybil Dodge, b. 1814; d. 
5, 13, 1890; dau. of John Dodge, see; Cong. 1838. 

Children By First Wife 
Harriet, b. ab. 1830; m. Templeton Clutter. 
Laura Amelia, b. 5, 23, 1832; d. 10, 11, 1888; m. Henry Living- 
stone, see. 

A dau. d. 9, 16, 1842, age 5 mo. 
Charles Augustus; m. 
A son, d, 4, 18, 1845. 

284 — DoAN Dodge 

Ida A., b. 10, 9, 1846; adopted by Juliette Stannand; m. George 
Post, Conn. 

By Third Wife 
Artsel Weeks, see below. 

Ansel Weeks Doan, b. 4, 20, 1854; lives on North St.; 

m. 3, 3, 1883, Alice Nettie Southworth, b. 3, 31, 
1857, dau. of Sylvester Southworth, see; Cong. 

Gertrude Azubah, b. 12, 25, 1883; Tw. H. S. 1901; m. George D. 
Viers, see; Cong. 

Gratus Alberta, b. I, 26, 1886; Cong. 
Lola Bell, b. 11, 7, 1898; d. 6, 27, 1899. 
Ruby Marie, b. 2, 16, 1901; Cong. 


I. Richard Dodge, 1602-71, Salem 1638. 

II. Edward Dodge, d. 1727; m. Mary Haskell, 

III. Jonathan Dodge, b. 1679; m. Esther Friend. 

IV. Jonathan Dodge, b. Beverly, Mass., i, S, 171 1 ; 
m. 12, 9, 1736, his 2nd cousin, Lois Dodge, b. 8, 9, 1714, dau. 
of Elisha Dodge (3) (Joseph 2, Richard i), b. I, 8, 1683, and 
m. 1709, Mary Kimball of Wenham. 

V. James Dodge, b. 8, 19, 1749; killed at Bunker 
Hill 6, 17, 1775, in Col. Prescott's Regt.; lived at Groton, 

VI. John Dodge, b. Groton, Mass, 7, 7, 1774; ^• 
6, II, 1853; to Henrietta, Monroe, Co., N. Y., Feb. 181 1; 
with w. and 8 chil. to Ohio with ox teams, spring 18 19; spent 
3 weeks in one of log houses of Owen Brown, his son, the 
famous John Brown, being then 19; the house being in N. W. 
Hudson; then bought lot 13 in Hoadley and Mills tract, 
where Curtiss Bennett lives, which was then at end of road 
from Hudson; planted first apple orchard in Tw.; 

m. (i) I, I, 1800, Hannah Weeks, b. Pomfret, Ct., 
12, 26, 1780; d. 10, 13, 1823, of fever contracted by nursing 
the sick; 

m. (2) 7, 22, 1829, in Oneida Co., N. Y., Mrs. Ursula 
Stewart, b. ab. 1791; d. 11, 22, 1855; Cong. 1831; only 

Dodge Dodge — 285 

weaver in Tw. for some time; once in picking chips she 
gathered small rattlesnake in apron. 

Children, By First Wife 

1. James Osman, b. 2, 22, 1801; d. 9, 22, 1826; m. 4, 24, 1824, 
Polly (or Mary) Clark, walking back to N. Y. to be nlarried. 

2. Eunice, b. 9, II, 1802; d. 11, 20, 1881; m. Oct. 1821, Leonard 
Kilburn, 2nd wedding in Tw. 

3. Eliza, b. 10, 26, 1804; d. ; m. 3, 19, 1821, Emery 

W. Alger, see; ist wedding in Tw. 

4. George Griswold, b. 10, 22, 1806; see below. 

5. John Weeks, b. 11, 21, 1808; see below. 

6. Avis, b. 4, 15, 1811; d. 7, 19, 1898; m. II, 13, 1832, Dr. Avery 
Proctor Clark; see. She was housekeeper 8 yrs. after her mother d. 

7. Violetta Sybil, b. 2, 18, 1814; d. 5, 13, 1890; m. i, 8, 1852, 
Ansel Bushnel Doan, see. She Cong. 1838. 

8. William Raymond, b. 5, 22, 1817; d. ii, 24, 1888; m. Apr. 
1844, Philena King; he Cong. 1834; she 1843; both dis. to Granville 

1843- ^ . 

9. Mary Ann, b. 9, 12, 1819; d. 12, 4, 1855; m. 10, 15, 1843, Orris 

Bissell Smith, see. 

ID. Millicent Hannah, b. 10, i, 1821; d. 5, 13, 1858; m. 9, 26, 
1843, Albert E. Root, see; Cong. 1834; dis. to Talmadge 1843. 

George Griswold Dodge, b. 10, 22, 1806; d. 12, 5, 
1890; son of John Dodge above; in 1825 bought 25 acres 
back of where Mr. W. L. Jones lives, near a sawmill; tax on 
same 1827 was 25 cents, 6 mills; about time of marriage 
bought on Hudson road where Frank Haggett lives; in 
1834-6 bought where George Furst lives; cleared a portion 
and built small frame house ab. 1837; in 1848 a brick house 
where he lived rest of life; came to own 300 to 400 acres; 
Cong 1832; 

m. 1833, Alma Case, of Hudson; b. 4, 4, 1809; d. 
3, 7, 1886; dau. of Gideon and Temperance (Miner) Case; 
Cong. 1834. 


I. Daughter, b. and d. 7, II, 1835. 

Nelson Case, b. 8, 29, 1836; see below. 

Newton Weeks, b. i, 26, 1839; d. 12, i, 1861; Cong. 

Albert Judson, b. i, 9, 1841; see below. 

Helen, b. 4, 3, 1844; Cong. 1866; lives in village. 

Sabra, b. 9, 13, 1849; Cong. 1867; lives in village. 

Nelson Case Dodge, b. 8, 29, 1836, son of George G. 
Dodge above; Cong. 1877; farmer on part of his father's old 
farm; now in village; 

286 — Dodge Dodge 

m. (i) 3, 27, 1861, Anna E. Bissell, b. 12, 25, 1840; d. 
I, 30, 1862; dau. of Cephas Bissell; 

m. (2) 10, 10, 1865, Martha Parham, b. 10, 10, 1845, 
dau. of Charles and Rebecca (Davis) Parham, of Eng.; 
Cong. 1 866. 


Adelbert Albion, b. 2, 21, 1869; m. 10, 4, 1898, Clara King; Cong- 
1887; to Lima 1893; now So. Bend, Ind.; 2 chil., Dorothy and Nelson^ 

Anna Elvira, b. 2, 18, 1872; Cong. 1885; m. 6, 26, 1901, Grante J- 
Straight, of Mayfield. 

Albert Judson Dodge, b. i, 9, 1841, son of George G. 
Dodge above; farmer on part of his father's old farm on 
Dodge road; Cong. 1871; 

m. 12, 31, 1874, LoRETTA Jane Chamberlin, b. 7, 29, 
1854, dau. of Reuben Chamberlin, see; Cong. 1883. 


1. Mabel May, b. 5, 16, 1877; teacher in CI.; Cong. 1887; m. 
6, 23, 191 5, John Wadelin of CI. and had John Albert, b. June 1916. 

2. Ethel Lucilla, b. i, 22, 1879; Cong. 1891; CI. 

3. George Garfield, b. 12, 20, 1880; see below. 

George Garfield Dodge, b. 12, 20, 1880, son of 
Albert above; farmer on old farm; 

m. 10, 4, 1904, Mary Prentiss, b. 12, 7, 1884, dau. of 
Willard Prentiss, see; Meth. 


1. Lois Isabelle, b. 6, 20, 1905. 

2. Marjorie Jennette, b. 9, 17, 1907. 

3. Jennette Frances, b. 7, 22, 1910. 

4. Joanna Louise, b. 5, 3, 1914. 

John Weeks Dodge, son of John above, b. Steuben, 
N. Y., II, 21, 1808; d. in 111. 2, 16, 1896, age 88; between 
1828 and 1840 chopped, cleared and fenced 200 acres in 
Tw.; 1848-55 merchant with John M. Hart where Bishop's 
store is; to 111. 1855 with "Ohio Colony"; at Rantoul where 
he farmed, had drug store and dealt in real estate; justice 
of peace many yrs.; 

m. 8, 21, 1834, Susan Bissell of Aurora. 

Children, Born in Twinsburg 

Orris Bissell, b. 12, 8, 1838; now in Dixon, 111.; m. (i) Pauline 

of 111.; m. (2) 6, 27, 1872, Anna Moore of 111. and had 2 chil. 


Susan Augusta, m. James M. Beard of 111. Their dau., Anna, m. 
Rev. Charles Blood of Marseilles, 111., and Edith m. Newton Hampel of 
Rantoul, 111. 

Mary, m. A. P. Neal of 111., had John and Pauline. 

Two or three others d. y. 

Francis Dolaishe, b. ab. 1847; d. 2, 13, 1914; son of 
Joseph A. and Ann Dolaishe who both d. coming from 
Bohemia 1853; several yrs. on Parmelee place a mile west 
of village; later at Port Clinton; 

m. II, 20, 1870, Mary Parmelee, b. 9, 16, 1850, dau. 
of Gardiner Parmelee, see. 


Mary Edith, b. i, 27, 1872; m. i, 27, 1891, Lemuel D. Hyde; Port 
Clinton; one child. 

Ora Francis, b. 4, 7, 1877; m. 9, 7, 1907, Albert Hendricks; Elyria; 
now Port Clinton. 

Theresa Dolaishe, sister of Francis above, b. 1844; 
m. John Dell, see. 

Caroline S. Doolittle, lady principal in Tw. Inst. 
1857-9; m. during the Civil War another member of the 

Nelson Doubrava, b. Bohemia 1838; d. 4, 13, 1902; 
to U. S. when young; stone contractor; on Aurora road; 

m. 1861, Ottillia Schaff, b. Germany, 3, 14, 1842; 
came 1852. 


1. Delia, b. 5, 27, 1862; m. Harry French, CI. 

2. Joseph Frank, b. 2, 8, 1864; m. (i) Mrs. Ida Hope; d. 7, 29, 
1894, age 35; m. (2) Jannet Mead; Canton. 

3. Anna Marie, b. i, 27, 1866; m. George Gray; Syracuse, N. Y. 

4. George James, b. 10, 12, 1867; see below. 

5. Ferdinand Maximilian, b. lO, 12, 1869; see below. 

6. Matthias, b. 2, 24, 1872; see below. 

7. Laura Theresa, b. 7, 6, 1874; Penn. 

8. Francis Joseph, b. 10, 26, 1876; see below. 

9. Josephine, b. 11, 2, 1879; Meth.; lives with her mother. 

10. Clara, b. 2, 2, 1882; m. Robert Abbott; Akron; 6 chil.; she 
Tw. H. S. 1897; Meth. 

11. Carl, twin of above, b. 2, 2, 1882; m. Jennie Nelson; Hudson; 
I child. 

George James Doubrava, b. 10, 12, 1867; on Aurora 
road mile fr. center; son of Nelson above; 


m. 5, 30, 1 89 1, Mary McGill, b. 5, 30, 1864, in Scot- 
land, dau. of George and Elizabeth (Orr) McGill, Doyles- 
town; fr. Scot. 1865. 


Delia Elizabeth, b. i, 8, 1892; Tw. H. S. 1909. 

Nelson George, b. 9, 11, 1893; Tw. H. S. 1909; m. 10, 27, 1915, 
Ila Bennett, dau. of Levin Bennett, see. 

Raymond Elmo, b. 5, 7, 1895. 

Ferdinand Maximilian Doubrava; b. 10, 12, 1869, 
in Independence; d. Tw. 4, 17, 1915; son of Nelson above; 
to Tw. when 3 yrs. old; mason contractor; in village on 
Aurora road ; 

m. I, 5, 1898, Harriet Ann Martin, b. 10, 14, 1870, 
dau. of Bryan Martin of Northfield; both Meth. 

Sterling Max, b. 1,6, 1901. 
Marion Emma, b. 7, li, 1903. 
Harold Le Marr, b. 1,6, 1906. 
Helen Edna, b. 1,9, 1908. 

Matthias Doubrava, b. 2, 24, 1872; farmer, on Aurora 
road 2 miles from park; also quarry man; 

m. 8, 8, 1908, Sadie Marie James of CL; fr. Wales 
1890; nurse; grad. Huron Road Hospital 1907. 

Elizabeth, b. 8, 26, 1910. 
Nelson James, b. 12, 29, 1911. 
Dorothy, b. 6, 8, 191 3. 

Francis Joseph Doubrava, b. Tw. 10, 26, 1876; in 
village on Aurora road; 

m. 10, I, 1902, Bertha Southworth Holt, b. 4, 21, 
1879, dau. of Howard C. Holt, see; she Cong. 

Mildred Belle, b. Akron, 7, 21, 1903; Cong. 1916. 
Darwin Francis, b. Tw. i, 31, 1910. 

William John Douds, Bapt. ; m. . 

Caroline Eleanor Douds, b. 1854; m. ab. 1872, 
Charles Albert Viers, see. 

William John Douds, Tw. near old mills. 

Daughter; m. John Whaley, New Mexico. 

DouDS Dresser — 289 

Jessie M. and Ella E. Douds, Cong. 1891; dis. to 
Hudson 1893 and 1895. 

Curtis L. Dow, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

Columbus Draper, d. 4, 13, 1843, age 9. 

Alvin Frederick Dresher, b. Baltic, 5, 31, 1879, son 
of Frederick and Catharine (Geib) Dresher; farmer on 
Liberty St. since 1904; 

m. 2, 24, 1904, Nina Blanche Fisher, b. i, 8, 1885, 
dau. of George W. Fisher, see; no chil. 

George Washington Dresser, b. 3, 27, 1826; d. Tw. 
4, 16, 1904, age 78; to O. fr. Schroon Lake, N. Y., with 
parents ab. 1833; sister Carohne 3 yrs. old came also; son 
of Levi Dresser, 1 796-1 881, and Betsy (Griswold) Dresser, 
1806-67; Meth. 1843; Levi had bro. in Tw.; 

m. 5, 22, 185 1, Caroline Matilda White, b. 11, 5, 
1830; d. 7, 29, 1913; dau. of Apollos White, see; Meth. 

Perry White, b. 5, 27, 1853; see below. 

Alice Adelle, b. i, i, i860; m. 9, 29, 1881, William. Seymour Hale 
of Chagrin Falls; she Meth. 

Perry White Dresser, b. in Northfield 5, 27, 1853; 
farmer in west part of town; 

m. (i) 5, 27, 1874, Ella Celinda Southworth, b. ab. 
1832; d. 5, 27, 1888; 

m. (2) II, 16, 1889, Elizabeth Ann Togan of Brecks- 

Children, By First Wife 

Percy Levi, b. 12, 15, 1876; Hudson. 

Lina Viola, b. 3, 20, 1879; m. Comstock of Macedonia. 

Aha Adelle, b. 11, 23, 1882; d. 4, 23, 1888. 

Floyd Oris, b. 9, 24, 1886; d. 4, 19, 1888. 

Wellington, Oscar A. and Antoinette E. Dresser; 
in Tw. Inst. 1848. 

Sarah Dresser, Meth. before 1841. 

Mr. Dudley and w.; see census of 1833. 

Oscar Augustus, b. ab. 1817. 
Reuben, b. ab. 1819. 
Malvina, b. ab. 1821. 

290 — Duncan Dunshee 

Emiley Duncan, teacher on Liberty St. 1859; fr. 

James Dunn, b. ab. 1843, Margaret Dunn, b. ab. 
1846, and Catharine Dunn, b. ab. 1847, all three at school 
in Dist. No. 2, on Solon road, in 1854-5. 

Julius Mumford Dunscomb, b. N. Y. City, 4, 3, 1836; 
killed on railroad at Tw. depot 8, 15, 1914; son of Col. 
Daniel E. Dunscomb who was a personal friend of Pres. 
Martin Van Buren and ist auditor of war dept., and Col. in 
war of 1 81 2, son of Capt. Edward Augustus Dunscomb, 
Capt. of Color Co. in 4th Virginia (Washington's) reg't. in 
Rev. War. Julius was in Civil War, 71st N. Y. Militia; 
wounded in first battle of Bull Run; newspaper man; in 
Tw. after 1905; 

m. 4, 13, 1864, Sara Elizabeth James, b. 5, 13, 1853; 
d. Tw. I, ID, 1910, at her son's. One of their 10 chil. was 

Walter Sewell Dunscomb, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 
12, 25, 1872, son of above; grad. of Lehigh Univ., Pa., class 
of 1894; civil engineer; 

m. 10, 3, 1891, Mabel Caroline Van Billiard, b. So. 
Bethlehem, Pa., 5, 9, 1872; d. Tw. 5, 28, 1908; dau. of 
Munroe and Emily Augusta (Beckel) Van Billiard. 


1. Arthur Leroy, b. Anthony, N. J., 7, 3, 1894; Tw. H. S. 191 1; 
in class of 1918 Oberhn Col. 

2. Mildred Augustua, b. Oakwood, Pa., 4, 10, 1897; Tw. H. S. 
1915; School of Home Economics, Battle Creek, Mich., class of 1917. 

3. Frances Marian 

4. Marian Frances twins b. Akron, 5, 2, 1901. 

5. Marguerite, b. CI., 8, 17, 1903. 

6. Aubrey Ellsworth, b. CI. 7, 2, 1905. 

7. Mabel Caroline, b. Tw. 2, 14, 1908. 
Father and first 5 chil. Cong. 1913. 

Rev. William Dunshee, fr. Vt. ; Disciple minister; 
preached in s. w. part of town; 
m. (i) Louise Turner. 
m. (2) Nancy Livingstone. 
By first w. had Harrison, Norman, Robert and others; see below. 

Harrison Dunshee, son of William, b. Warrensville, 
O., 5, 10, 1824; d. Tw. 3, 28, 1897; Tw. Inst.; taught dist. 


schools before and after marriage; carpenter; later dairy- 
man and manager of cheese factory; justice of the peace; 
deacon in Cong. Chh. 1883 to death; on different farms; 
finally owned farm and built house where P. P. Evans lives 
on Solon road; 

m. 3, 12, 1848, Sylphina Leora Nye, b. 9, 3, 1830; 
d. 10, 5, 1903; dau. of Wetherbe and Martha (King) Nye; 
Cong. 1876. 


Jestina Lavonia, b. 12, 18, 1848; m. 3, 5, 1868, Almon J. Brown, see. 

Martha Elnora, b. i, 7, 1852; d. 9, 24, 1875; "i- 9? i6> 1873, Seth 
Remington Hanchett. 

Rev, Norman C. Dunshee, son of William above; 
Disciple minister; taught in Tw. Inst., 14 classes a day; to 
Hiram College, professor there and teacher of Pres. Garfield; 
to Des Moines, la., and taught in Disciple College; preached 
52 yrs. and missed no Sunday; 

m., in Hiram, Calista Fish; two daus. are professors 
in Des Moines Col. 

Robert Dunshee, son of William above; d. Charles 
City, la., I, 5, 1873; here in the 50's; taught in Inst.; on 
West road; to Wis. 1855; 

m. 10, 4, 1842, Mrs. Esther Jerusha (Mills) Cowles, 
wid. of Elisha L. Cowles; b. 7, 2, 1817; d. Charles City, la., 
10, 9, 1899. She was dau. of Philo Mills. 


John Yale, b. Tw. 5, 5, 1844; d. Charles City, la., 7, 2, 1895; unm. 

Carlos Eugene, b. Tw. 3, 22, 1846; d. 3, 8, 1905; m.; no chil. 

Edmond Philo, b. 11, 8,, 1852; m. 2, 14, 1877, Emerine Hamilton 
Hurd who d. 6, 23, 1912. They had Esther Agnes, a lawyer, Zilpha 
Ruth, drowned 1896, Marion Elizabeth and Robert Edmond. Edmond 
Philo lives in Wilmette, la. 

Rev. William H. Earl, pastor of Baptist Church, 

Samuel Edgerly, rented Ethan AUing's tavern in 
spring of 183 1, s. e. cor. of park; see census of 1833. 

292 — Edgerton Elliott 


Steven, b. ab. 1808. 

Emily, b. ab. 1813. 

Frances Hyram, b. ab. 1827. 

Hyram Edgerly: b. ab. 1805 d. i, 29, 1833. 

Hugh Edgerton, b. ab. 1876; d. 2, 2, 1899; son of 
Albert Edgerton and wife Olive; lived in s. e. part of town 
where the late Mr. Craigie lived; went to Hudson; 

m. Pearl Entley, dau. of Philip Entley, see. She 
m. (2) . 

George Washington Edwards, b. 2, 22, 1866, son of 
WiUiam and Elizabeth (Kaneen) Edwards of Newburg; on 
Solon road where Charles Nichols lives; to Hudson ab. 1909; 
Cong. 1895; 

m. 2, 9, 1893, Daisy Irena Parmelee, b. 7, 11, 1872, 
dau. of Philander Parmelee. 


Ruth Myrtle, b. 3, 6, 1897. 

Albert Clayton Edwards, d. i, 19, 1908, aged 35. 
Charles Edwards, d. 5, 23, 1904, aged 36. 

Charles M. Edwards, blacksmith; here 18 15-16; 
m. Mrs. Rose Black; children in family, Minerva and 

Samuel Eells, b. 9, 7, 1832; d. of disease in Civil War 
at Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 1862; 

m. ZiPPORAH Herrick, b. 8, 20, 1833; Cong. 1864; 
dis. 1868; dau. of David Herrick. She m. (2) S. Edward 
Gooch, see. 

Moses Eggleston, of Aurora; 

m. as 2nd w. and her 2nd husband, Mrs. Fanny 
(White) Kelsey, wid. of James Kelsey, see. They lived 
in later years with her son, O. O. Kelsey. 

CoRWiN and Rhoda Eggleston, Bapt. 1838. 

Rev. H. Elliott, Meth. pastor 1843-4; to Minn, and 
in Massacre of 1862; house burned; d. Paynesville, Minn. 

E lliott Elssworth — 293 

Albert Wolcott Elliott, b. 3, 11, 1874, at Defiance, 
son of Albert and Henrietta (Emery) Elliott; to Tw. 1891; 
charge of Postal Telegraph 17 yrs; postmaster several yrs.; 
cashier of Tw. bank during its first 3 yrs.; Meth.; 

m. 6, 20, 1897, Ora May Tucker, b. 7, i, 1875, dau. 
of Aurelius Tucker, see; Meth. 


Donald, b. i, 20, 1904; Meth. 1914. 

Benjamin Elliott, b. ab. 1819; wagon maker; here 
in 1851; d. I, 3, 1854; lived opp. Edward Course; shop 
where Mr. Blackman's barn stands, Mr. J. W. Fessenden 
having a paint shop above. Widow, Lucy Ann {^), and 2 
chil. went to Bedford; both Meth.; also Lucinda O. Elliott. 

Hattie Elliott, b. ab. 1850; in Dist. No. 2, 1861. 

William J. Elliston, renter on different farms; to 
Northfield. His mother, Mrs. Mary Elliston, b. ab. 1844; 
d. 9, 4, 1900; 

m. Clara J. Tripp, who d. 6, 24, 1900; an active tem- 
perance worker; both Cong. 1879. 


1. Willard, d. Oct. 1914 and bur. Tw.; m. and had son. 

2. Harry, d. bur. Tw. 

3. Hattie, m. Shoemaker; lives in Penn.; Cong. 1895; 

dis. to Penn. 1905. 

4. Jessie, d.; m. John Reeves of Salem; Cong. 1887; son lived 
on North St. 

5. Clara E., m. (i) Henry, who d. in Mich.; m. (2) 

; Cong. 1891; dis. to Bedford 1895. 

Augustus Ellsworth, of Hudson; 
m. 4, 17, 1837, Harriet Newell Wilcox, dau. of 
Aaron Wilcox, see, b. 12, 8, 1817; d. 11, 8, 1859. 


1. Charles Henry, b. 7, 31, 1838; d. 3, 24, 1904; m. 9, 5, 1866, 
Mary Alice Van Everz, and had Caroline M., of Hudson, Charles R., d. 
y., and Raymond Carl, of Shoshone, Wy. 

2. Elijah, b. 3, 26, 1842; d. 3, 26, 1865, in senior year in Wes. 
Res. Col. 

3. Edwin Seward, b. 4, 28, 1844; d. 6, 20, 1845. 

4. Harriet Newell, b. 3, 15, 1853; d. 3, 3, 1910; m. 2, 21, 1878, 
John O'Harter, 3 chil.; Dante, Tenn. 

5. Elisha Martin, b. 6, 7, 1855; m. i, 16, 1879, Emma Bishop; 
Hudson, O. 

29 4 — Ellsworth Eno 

James Wesley Ellsworth, b. 7, 9, 1853; d. 10, 20, 
1902; son of Henry and Elizabeth (Meach) Ellsworth, of 
Streetsboro; farm near old mills, s. e. part of town; 

m. 4, 26, 1882, Anna Isabella Bell, b. 7, 26, 1856, 
dau. of William and Isabella (Sloan) Bell of Streetsboro. 

Derwood Ray, b. 4, 24, 1883; m. 12, 3, 1913, Adela Brennan. 
Florence Ada, b. 9, 7, 1888; m. 2, 20, 1913, Walter B. Kinch, 
Aurora; she Tw. H. S. 1905. 

Rev. L. S. Ely, Meth. pastor 1837. 

Rev. L. M. Ely, Meth. pastor 1854-5, 1874-5. 

Seth Ely, fr. Erie, Penn.; 

m. Laura , both Cong. 1840. 

Daniel Emmons, lived in log house under the Bennett 
ledges, a hunter and "every where at once man"; had a 
cave in the rocks for hiding things. 

Caroline Perkins Emmons, Bapt. 1852. 

Gaylord Eno, of Granby, Ct.; 

m. Augusta Phelps, dau. of Azariah Phelps; she b. ab. 
1787; d. Tw. 2, 20, 1855. Four chil. lived in Tw. as follows. 

Sarah Eno, b. 5, 15, 1815; 
m. Albert Chapman, see. 

AzuBA Jane Eno, b. ab. 1823; 

m. Sylvester M. Southworth, see. 

Lorenzo Eno, b. ab. 18 18; here i860, near old mills; 
hunted and trapped; went back to Ct.; 
m. Jane Root (.?), b. ab. 1828. 

Georgia Ann. 
Child of "Mr. Gaylord" d. 5, 3, 1856. 

Virgil Eno, b. ab. 1828; d. Tw. 5, 14, 1894; came fr. 
Ct., here i860; s. e. part of town, where Mr. Allen lives, also 
near depot; started to enlist in Civil War; 

m. Sarah Monroe, of Palmyra, N. Y., 1 827-1900. 

Entley Evans— 295 


Martha A., 1852-1906; unm.; Cong. 1 887-1905. 

Alice Estelle, 1854-1913; adopted by Carlton Hanchett, of Kings- 
ville, and m. 1875, Hartley E. Calkins, also an adopted child of Mr. 

Frank A., b. 1857; d. 9, 6, 1894; m. Lizzie Hall, 1868-93, and had 
Clarence, m. 191 2. 

Mary, 1859-75. 


Philip Entley, lived on Hudson road where Philo 
Chamberlin lived; 

m. Emma Mizer, sister of Mrs. Adam Hahn. 

Perley, m. Hugh Egerton, see. 
All m. and live in Coshocton Co. 

John A. Estell, Cong. 1887. 

Mr. Estey, shoemaker; 

m. Mrs. Martha (West) Wright, wid. of Andrew- 
Jackson Wright, see. 

Peter Platter Evans, b. 5, 2, 1870, in Chillicothe; 
to Tw. 1909; bought old Harrison Dunshee place on Solon 
road; civil engineer; sec. of Osborn Eng. Co. of CL; Cong. 
1910; Pres. of Tw. Board of Education. Pedigree: Michael 
Platter, 1656-1719; Jacob Platter, 1689-1734; Joseph Plat- 
ter, 1725-57; Peter Platter, 1758-1832; Alma Platter, b. 
1846, m. William Edgar Evans, b. 1845, son of George 
Evans, 1812-59 and Mary (Zimmerman) Evans, 1817-47; 

m. 9, II, 1894, Mary Ellen Harward, of Columbus, 
b. 7, 2, 1869; dau. of Benjamin (d. 1872) and Phoebe Morris 
(Clark) Harward (b. 1835); grad. of OberHn 1891; Cong. 


Eugene Harward, b. CI. 6, 30, 1895; Cong. 1910; Tw. High School 
1913; Oberlin, class 1917. 

Corinne Phoebe, b. Auburndale, Mass., 7, 19, 1898; Cong. 1913; 
Tw. H. S. 1917. 

Rodger Clark, b. CI. 12, 19, 1901; Cong. 1913; killed by lightning 
7, 20, 1916; bur. in CI. 

George Lawrence, b. CI. 4, 12, 1906. 

296 — Everett Fee 

Dea. William Everett, Mindwell Everett and 
Marshall Everett, all Bapt. 1837, dis. 1841. 

James Luther Everhart, b. Tuscarawas Co. 1857, son 
of Daniel and Eleanor (Cross) Everhart; to Ashtabula Co.; 
to Florida 4>^ yrs.; to Tw. 1895; to Bedford 1905; Cong. 
1899; rented farms; 

m. 1883, Clara Olive Riggle, b. i860, dau. of Charles 
and Nancy (Barrick) Riggle; Cong. 1899. 

Charles Howard, b. 1883; CI. 
Emmett Blaine, b. 1885; Bedford. 
Doyle Cross, b. 1889; d. 1913. 
Glada Grace, b. 1897; Bedford. 


Charles H. Farwell, b. Concord, Mass., 10, 22, 1821; 
d. 9, 22, 1904; to Ohio 1837; to Tw. 1839; worked at 
blacksmithing with Thomas Parmelee; to Hudson ab. i yr. 
after marriage; 

m. Tw. 5, 14, 1845, by Rev. Samuel Bissell, Ellen 
Amelia Porter, b. Ct. 11, 17, 1826; d. 8, 22, 1910; dau. of 
Arba Porter, see. They had Arba Porter 1 849-1 880, who 
was in Civil War; Cyrus b. and d. 185 1, and Henry, see 

Rev. Henry Farwell, b. 5, 17, 1846; Wes. Res. Col. 
1872; Lane Sem. 1875; Presb. minister; lives in Hudson; 
in Civil War; 

m. 4, 19, 1876, Mary Jane Maginnis, b. 6, 20, 1854, 
dau. of Rev. Franklin and Lucy Ann (Porter) Maginnis. 

Franklin M., b. 4, 14, 1877. 
Clara L., b, 8, 24, 1800; m. 11, 24, 1902, James G. White. 

Drusilla Featherstone, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1849. 

Elizabeth Featherstone, of CI.; teacher in Tw. 
Inst. 1855-61; m. a minister. 

William W. Fee, b. 4, 11, 1863; son of Thomas and 
Maria (Hill) Fee; owns old Dr. Freeman place on Hudson 
road; township trustee; 

Ferguson Fessenden — 297 

m. 12, 30, 1885, Lillian Post, b. 2, 15, 1867, dau. of 
Franklin Post, see; no chil. 

Dryden Ferguson; in Civil War; name on monu- 
ment; killed at Kenesaw Mountain; bur. in Aurora. 

Lester Ferguson, came to live 2 or 3 yrs. with Mrs. 
Hanford White, where George Wall lives now, from Cole- 
brook, Ct.; 

m. Herrick, sister of Mrs. White. They had 

Israel, Marie and James. 

Walter E. Fern, b. 1869; lived in Mr. Maunder's 
house near depot ab. 191 3, and then on Solon road ab. 


m. Nellie Grace Moon, b. 1890. 

Joseph William, b. 1906. 
Eland Edward, b. 1909. 
Cora Viola, b. Tw. 191 1. 
Nellie Elizabeth, b. Tw. 1913. 
Jessie Ethel, b. Tw. 1915. 

Howard Ferris, b. 5, 17, 1884, son of Selah and 
Louisa (Plumb) Ferris of Newbury; in first house north of 

m. 3, 9, 1907, Abbie Louise Nighman, b. 12, 5, 1887, 
dau. of Irving W. and Kate May (Lewis) Nighman. They 
had Louise, b. 9, 20, 1914. 


I. Nicholas Fessenden, 1650-1719; m. Margaret 
Cheney, 1655-1717. 

II. Thomas Fessenden, 1684-1738; m. 1708, Abigail 
Poulter, 1692-1719. 

III. Thomas Fessenden, b. 1709; m. Hannah 

IV. Thomas Fessenden, 1741-1804; m. 1775, Lucy 

V. William Fessenden, 1779-1825; m. 1802, Eunice 

298 — Fessenden Fisher 

VI. John White Fessenden, b. 3, 11, 1821; d. Tw. 
9, 21, 1899; to Hudson 1840; studied in Wes. Res. Col. and 
taught music and portrait painting; to Tw. ab. 1843, where 
he lived ab. 56 yrs.; had charge of music in Bissell Inst. 
1843-60, and of Cong, choir many yrs. In 1861 he and 
sons Frank and Herbert enlisted and were detailed as 
musicians, he as band leader; at battle of Shiloh; discharged 
on account of poor health, the sons re-enlisting and serving 
through war. He taught music until 3 yrs. before death; 
was also a photographer. Stephen Scouten, Ed. Crouse and 
Bert Chamberlin, all in Tw. band, were his pupils. 

m. (i) 1843, Amanda M. Nichols, b. ab. 1823; d. 
7, 13. 1851; 

m. (2) 12, 18, 1852, Mary Righter, b. 11, 29, 1833; 
dau. of John and Amy (Usher) Righter of CI. and Brecks- 
ville; he in war of 1812; d. aged 95.; Cong. 187 1. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Emma Theresa, b. 11, 13, 1843; Cong. 1861, dis. to Akron 
1866; m. (i) 12, 29, 1865, Homer Ayres, m. (2) Mendon L. Prentice; 
Iowa; teacher in Tw. Inst. 1857-9. 

2. Frank Mervin, b. 3, 22, 1845; in Civil War and in Indian wars 
5 yrs.; m. Abbie Wilson; decorator; Chattanooga, Tenn. 

3. Herbert Cleaveland, b. 5, i, 1847; d. 2 or 3 yrs. after war, in 
Mich.; in Civil War; m. 7, 31, 1867, Sarah Porter. 

4. Ada Eunice, b. 4, 19, 1849; d. 1898; m. Robert Stratton, Oma- 
ha, Neb. 

5. John Caleb, b. 2, 22, 1851; m. , la. 

Children By Second Wife 

6. Allah Amanda, b. 8, 31, 1854; taught music many yrs. in Tw.; 
began at 12 as organist of Cong, chh.; m. 10, 12, 1876, Micah Segur 
Rudgers; no chil.; Akron. 

7. Daughter, b. Nov. 1856; d. i, 24, 1857. 

8. Daughter, b. 7, 24, 1858; d. 9, 4, 1858. 

9. Julian Ward, b. 2, 28, i860; unm.; florist; mason. 

10. Harrold, b. 6, 27, 1863; d. 9, 22, 1863. 

11. Letella Edith, b. 4, 3, 1868; m. 12, 11, 1889, Harry Morse 
Baker, CI.; 2 chil.; Cong. 1886. 

Anton Fisher, b. in Hungary June 1878; came with 
parents; meat cutter in CI.; toTw. 1915; Macedonia road; 
to CI. 1916. 

m. June 1906, Anna Berpalec. They had Helen 
Josephine, b. 8, 10, 1907. 

Fisher Flohr — 299 

George W. Fisher, b.; farmer on Liberty St.; lives 
now on place with dau., Mrs. Alvin F. Dresher; 

m. Esther Ann Cox, b. 2, 14, 1849; grand niece of 
Horace Greeley. 


Lura Eldora, b. ii, 5, 1876; m. James Watson, see. 

Nina Blanche, b. i, 8, 1885; m. Alvin F. Dresher, see. 

James Fisher, b. 10, 15, 1867; blacksmith; lived 
where Mrs. Curtiss home is; now Monrovia, Calif.; Mrs. 
Peggy Fisher, mother of James, d. Tw. 10, 8, 1886, age 74; 

m. II, II, 1880, Ida Jane Post, b. 4, 11, 1858, dau. of 
Franklin Post, sjse; Meth. 


1. Franklin Leon, b. 1882; m. 1903, Nellie Gipp. 

2. William, b. 1885; d. 3, 10, 1885. 

3. Lynn William, b. 1887; d. i, 18, 1892. 

4. Jane Edith, b. 1890; m. 1910, Harold Jackson. 

Horace Fisk, d. 9, 4, 185 1, age 20; fr. Chester; 
worked for Mr. Norton. 

George Fleshman, b. 9, 11, 1864, in Kent.; d. 8, 26, 

1911 ; lived near old mills and in s. w. part of town ; farmer; 

m. ab. 1885, Alice Wise, b. 3, 16, 1866; now in Akron. 


Florence May, b. 10, 16, 1888; m. (i) 12, 24, 1905, Howard Post, 
who d. 12, 20, 1909; had Dorothy Marie; m. (2) Oscar Rupert and had 
Sylvia; lives in Akron. 

Jay David, b. ii, 25, 1891; m. Ruth Dixon; Macedonia. 

Rebecca, b. 4, 25, 1893; m. Fred L. Green, see. 

Ray, b. 5, 2, 1896; Akron. 

Caleb Fletcher, b. ab. 1784; d. 9, 16, 1878, aged 94; 
lived in edge of Solon; 

m. Betsy , from Adams, N. Y., b. ab. 1790; d. 

6, 3, 1 881; Cong. 1832; always at chh.; quite a character. 

Lorenzo, Cong. 1834; m.; travelling man. 
David; m.; to Ind. 
Elizabeth; m. Coe. 

William Flohr, b. ab. 1806; d. 10, 22, 1865; here 
i860; where John Culhan lives; cabinet and coffin maker; 
m. Minnie , b. ab. 1815; Cong. 1866. 

300 — FooTE Forbes 


George, b. Tw. 2, 10, 1850; left Tw. 1875; to Chagrin Falls. 

Jennie, m. Weyle; CI. 

Henry; 177th O. V. I.; d. in Soldiers' Home, Wash., D. C, 4, 4, 

John, in 177th O. V. I.; d. at Red Cloud, Neb.; m. Rosa Wood- 

William, b. 1840; in 177th O. V. I.; m. Ellen Woodbury; Inavale, 

Mary, b. 6, 22, 1835; d. 7, i, 1874; m. Wait; her dau., 

Mrs. Ida Dougherty, Sioux Falls, So. Dak. 

Kate, or Catharine; Cong. 1886; m. Martin Roach; now Mrs. 

Eliza; m. Ellington; CI. 


I. Nathaniel Foote. 

II. Robert Foote. 

III. John Foote. 

IV. Capt. John Foote. 

V. Rev. John Foote. 

VI. Samuel Augustus Foote, gov. of Ct. ; m. Eudora 
Hall, dau. of Gen. Hall. 

VII. Augustus Edwin Foote, b. 1813; d. 1832; son 
of Gov. Foote and bro. of Commodore Foote, of Civil War 
fame; lived on present Prosper Gott farm, given him by his 
father; to Tw. 1832; to CI. ab. 1875; county commissioner 
3 yrs. and 7 mo. from 1840; state representative, 1843-4; 
bro. of John A. Foote, a lawyer in CL; 

m. 10, 7, 1832, Aurelia Post, b. 6, 20, 1813; d. 1872; 
dau. of Zina Post, see. 

No chil. but adopted twins, b. Apr. 1847, Frances 
Burton who m. Henry Sizer of CL, and Agnes, unm.; both 

In 1856 Thomas C, James B., and William R. Foote 
attended School Dist. No. 7. 

Benjamin Platt Forbes, b. 4, 13, 1873, son of Carlos 
and Mary Jane (Pond) Forbes; to Tw. 1909; North St.; 
opposite P. P. Evans; | 

Fo rbes Fowler — 301 

m. 9, 28, 1898, Jennie Bartlett, b. i, 29, 1874; d. 
9, 21, 1910; dau. of Charles O. and Emma (Snow) Bartlett, 
also sister of Mrs. Walter S. Lister; on com. to select books 
for library 1909-10; active in church and temperance work; 
both Meth. 


Elton Bartlett, b. 8, 29, 1902. 

Janet Snow, b. 10, 17, 1906. 

Ed. Forbes, ab. 191 2-1 3 lived on Solon road. 

Lillian, b. 7, 21, 1901. 
Earl, b. 4, 21, 1904. 
Lloyd, b. 7, 26, 1911. 

Rev. a. Fonts, Meth. pastor 185 1. 

CouLSON Monroe Foster, son of Edwin F. and Ann 
E. (Deisman) Foster; b. Boston, O., 5, 13, 1846; to Tw. 
1880; farmer in s. w. part of town; 

m. (i) 12, 31, 1876, Polly Maria Carter, b. Richfield; 

m. (2) ab. 1904, RosANNA Sherman, b. 10, 4, 1848. 

Children, By First Wife 
Martin, b. 6, 11, 1880; m. Blanche Strickler; no chil, 
Edna Anna, b. 2, 10, 1882; m. George Strickler; Bedford; 4 chil. 

Horace Burnham Foster, b. 4, 26, 1828; d. i, 25, 
1909; lawyer in Hudson many years; studied in Tw. Inst. ; 
Wes. Res. Col. 1852; taught in Dist. No. 7; 

m. Abigail Dennison Neal, 1824-1880, and had 
Jessie Elizabeth, who m. William B. Parmelee, see. 

Andrew J. Foster, "squirrel hunter" from Tw. Sept. 

Henry Marion Fowler, b. Amesbury, Mass., 9, 4, 
1858, son of Capt, Ezekiel Fowler, who was killed in the 
Civil War; to CI. 1888-9; summer home on Solon road 
opposite P. P. Evans' since 1907; in CI. deals in photo- 
graphic supplies; 

m. 6, I, 1896, Caroline Smith, b. 9, 20, 1868, dau. of 
Darwin and Cornelia (Kelso) Smith of Brimfield. 


Eva Marlon, b. CI. 5, 13, 1897. 

Lillian Rowell, b. CI. 8, 21, 1898. 

302 — Fowler Francis 

Lemuel S. Fowler, b. 8, lo, 1833; d. 5, 10, 1901; son 
of Joshua and Cynthia (Honey) Fowler; here yrs. ago on 
different farms; 

m. 9, 2, 1861, LucRETiA Maria Holcomb, b. 3, 11, 
1844; d. 12, 23, 191 1 ; sister of Henry and dau. of Czar 

Holcomb, see. 

Cleora Belinda, b. 8, 19, 1867; m. i, 26, 1887, Harry Wise, Cuya- 
hoga Falls. 

William Fowler, b. in Newbury; d. 5, 24, 1905; 
studied in Tw. Inst.; in Civil War 3 yrs; mem. Minnesota 
legislature and president of state board of agriculture; to 
Redlands, Calif., where he was mayor eight years. 

m. 5, 18, 1857, Caroline Amanda Lane, b. 12, 23, 1838, 
dau. of Chauncey Lane, see; d. i, i, 191 1. 


1. Frank Lane, b. in Minn. 9, 10, 1859; d. Oct. i, 1910. 

2. William Chauncey, b. in Minn. 4, 13, 1862; d. 2, 21, 1863. 

3. Mary Caroline, M. D., b. in Tw. i, 28, 1864; missionary 
in India several yrs.; m. 1898, Capt. Robert D. Thompson, and had 
Robert Donaldson, b. in Burma, 12, 21, 1902; Eugene, Oregon. 

4. Ellen Cordelia, b. 7, 4, 1867; Redlands, Calif. 

5. Chauncey Eugene, b. 4, 22, 1872; d. 3, 20, 1882. 

6. William Lucius, b. 3, 15, 1875; m.; no chil.; Redlands Calif. 

France and wife; see census of 1833. They 

had Enoch Hayne, b. ab. 1821; Hand, b. ab. 1823; Sarah, 
b. ab. 1829, and Margaret, b. ab. 1831. 

David and Daniel France; both in Civil War. 

John Francis; lived on Augustus Herrick place on 
Hudson road; see census of 1833 ; 

m. Sarah (.?) , who d. 8, 14, 1834, age 28. 

Jewett Martha, b. ab. 1826. 
Betsey Ann, b. ab. 1828. 
Adeline Eliza, b. ab. 1830. 
Mary Jane, b. ab. 1831. 
A dau. b. and d. 8, i, 1834. 

Onias, John, Betsy, Salinda and Roxy Francis, all 
to Bapt. chh. by letter 11, 11, 1832, John being dismissed 
1836; Onias, Betsy and Roxy dis. 3, 10, 1833. Roxy m. 
Henry Huyk ab. 1833. 

Frank Freeman — 303 

Louis Frank, Cong. 1876-79. 

Alonzo Franklin, b. 11, 25, 1802; d. 6, 14, 1853; fr. 
Jay, N. Y.; to Bedford 1834; son of Dean and Electa 
(Morse) Franklin; 

m. II, 17, 1829, DiANTHA TORRENCE, b. 9, 5, 181I; d. 

in Solon 3, 11, 1891; dau. of Daniel and Irene (Boynton) 
Torrence. She m. (2) ab. 1859-60, James Roach, see, and 
lived where Fred Miller lives; she and 3 chil. to Tw. ab. 


1. Daniel Torrance, b. I, 19, 1 831; d. 4, 10, 1911; m. i, 25, 1861, 
Diana Pebbles; d. in Jefferson; in 177th O. V. I. 

2. Irene, b. 7, 2, 1833; d. 4, 17, 1906; m. 2, 16, 1854, Alvin Rudd; 
Windham; 4 chil. 

3. Aurelia, b. 9, 7, 1835; d. 2, 2, 1900; m. 2, 20, 1855, Horace 
Herrick, see. 

4. Mary E. b. 7, 3, 1837; m. 11, 17, 1859, Amos H. Allen; Calif. 

5. Almira, b. 10, 20, 1939; d. 7, 8, 1915; m, 2, 24, 1861, Harvey 
H. Cox; 2. chil. 

6. Maria, b. 8, 13, 1842; d. 7, 10, 1914; m. i, 20, 1866, Martin 
V. Deady, see; Solon. 

7. Electa, b. 8, 28, 1844; m. i, 17, 1866, Oliver E. Dewey, Solon; 
3 chil., one of them Mrs. Roy Mountjoy now of Tw.; see. 

8. Benjamin S., b. i, i, 1847; m. 8, 12, 1869, Susan Peaseley; 
Kingston, Mich.; 103rd O. V. I. 

9. George Washington L., b. 6, 5, 1849; m. 5, 12, 1875, Delia M. 
Caldwell; Mantua, 5, chil. 

10. Susan Pamelia, b. 10, 2, 1851; d. 5, 26, 1885; m. 12, 14, 1869, 
John T. Hempstead, see. 

Marvin Frazier and w. Hester, fr. Sardus, N. Y., 
both Cong. 1832; 

Dr. Seth Freeman, b. in Painesville, 10, i, 1830; d. 
2, I, 1902; son of Jeduthan and Sarah (Edson) Freeman; 
homeopathic physician; to Tv^^. 1850; began practice 1858; 
built large house where Wm. Fee lives; see Perrin's Hist, of 
Summit Co., p. 1044; 

m. (i) Fidelia M. Harlow, b. ab. 1834; 

m. (2) Elizabeth Guest, b. ab. 1839; d. 4, 22, 1867; 

m. (3) Mary Guest; 

m. (4) Jennie Fricker, b. 1845; Ashtabula. 

304 — Freeman Fulto n 

Children By First Wife 
Mary; m. William Alexander, son of James Alexander, see; Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

George P.; CI. 

By Fourth Wife 
Edson, b.; unm.; Tw. H. S. 1895; Case School. 
Ray; m.; Tw, H. S. 1903; Ashtabula. 

Monroe Freeman, bro. of Seth above, in Civil War; 
m. LuciNA ; 4 chil.; he killed by street car. 

Clara Freeman, sister of Dr. Seth Freeman above; 

Rev. Mr. French, Meth. pastor 1844. 

Jeremiah French, Meth. 1844. 

George Friedle, farmer on Solon road, also on Dodge 

m. Mary who d. 12, 25, 1915, in CI. 

Two children burned; dau. Theresa m. Holmak. 

Charles Frolich, b. 6, 3, 1866, son of Charles and 
Rickie Frolich, who came to CI. fr. Ger. ab. 1879; to Tw. 
1909; farm on Hudson road; 

m. ab. 1886, Anna Scheimer, b. 2, 19, 1868, dau. of 
August and Louise Scheimer, who came to CI. from Ger. ab. 
1875 ; she a doctor and he a fireman 25 yrs; he dying in Tw. 
4, 7, 1915, and bur. in CL, age 'j'j. 


1. Minnie Henrietta Augusta, b. 5, 31, 1887; m. 11, 23, 1910, 
Leon Philo Bennett, see. 

2. Charles Donald, b. 2, 31, 1889. 


Edward Cad, b. 7, 27, 1891, 
Louis William, b. i, 8, 1893. 
August Alvin, b. 11, 25, 1894. 
Walter Arthur, b. 12, 14, 1896. 
Anna Margaret, b. 5, 4, 1898. 
Esther Gertrude, b. 4, 22, 1904. 
Arthur Clarence, b. 10, 7, 1906. 
10. Edna Helen, b. 8, 28, 1910. 

Mrs. Ella Fuller, Cong. 1877, dis. to Chagrin Falls, 

Mrs. Harriet Fulton, wid. of Gaylord Fulton; b. 
1828; fr. Lagrange 1899; d. in Toledo, 12, 18, 1914. Daugh- 

FuRST FURST — 305 

ter Ella Louisa, b. 3, 21, 1855; taught in Tw. 5 yrs., ab. 
1 898- 1 903; now in Toledo. 

Jacob Furst, b. 12, 20, 1840; d. i, 28, 191 1; lived in 
Bedford; to Tw. 1903; farmer on old George Dodge place; 
both Meth.; son of Jacob and Mary Furst; in Civil War 
over 3 yrs.; 

m. 9, 23, i860, Mary FIist, b. 1850; d. 8, 12, 1913 ; dau. 
of Lawrence and Elizabeth Hist. 

John B., b. 10, 28, 1866; see below. 
George Emery, b. 7, i, 1868; Meth. 
Jacob Jason, b. 2, 23, 1870; d. 1891; Meth. 
William W., b. i, 20, 1872; see below. 
Albert, b. 2, 15, 1878; see below. 

Nelle May, b. 10, 31, 1880; m. 1900, H. A. Titchworth, see, and 
had Gertrude Belle, b. 6, 19, 1905. 
Charles, b. 10, 19, 1883. 
Lillie Belle, b. 5, 16, li 

John B. Furst, b. 10, 28, 1866, son of Jacob above; 
m. II, 12, 1908, Mary Camon. 

John Richard, b. 6, 4, 1909. 
Marcella Lois, b. 3, 27, 1912. 
Mary Genevieve, b. 3, 28, 1914. 

William W. Furst, b. i, 20, 1872; son of Jacob Furst 

m. (i) 3, 8, 1895, Nina Eberhart. 
m. (2) 10, 12, 1908, Anna Augustat. 

Children By First Wife 
John Reno, b. 10, 19, 1896. 
Helen Marguerite, b. 3, 4, 1898. 

By Second Wife 
Thelma Ruth, b. 1909. 
Emily Grace, b — ; d. 8, 26, 1913. 
George Emery, b. 1913. 

Albert Furst, b. 2, 15, 1878; son of Jacob Furst 
above ; 

m- 7j 3> 190/5 Belle Whins. 

Joseph Emery, b. 5, 8, 1907. 
Wilson Raymond, b. i, 5, 1912. 

3o6 — Gage Gatys 

David W. Gage, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1847-8. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Galladay, renters in west part of 
town; they and Bertha G. Galladay, Cong. 1887, fr. and 
dis. back to Salem. 

Mr. and Mrs. Galloway, lived in s. w. part of town. 

James Gardiner, b. Nov. 1876; son of Robert Gardi- 
ner of CI.; to Tw. ab. 1910; to Akron 1916; farmer on 
Hudson road; 

m. Winnie Lemmons. No chil. 

William Gardiner, b. ab. 1888, bro. of James above; 
to Tw. ab. 191 3; farmer on Hudson road; 
m. Oct. 1909, Mary ; no chil. 

Henry H. Garrard, lived on Macedonia road at 

m. (i) Gould. 

m. (2) Mrs. Hattie Whittier of Ravenna. 

Had by ist w. Charles Henry, b. ab. 1873; d. 4, 14, 
191 2; m. Frederika Hagerman, who m. (2) Albert Edward 
Wilson, see; no chil. 

Frederick Garree, lumber dealer; run sawmill; 
lived so. side of park; in Tenn.; 

m. Nina Cannon Benedict, b. ab. 1863; d. 12, 10, 
1905; gd. dau. of Horace Cannon; Cong. 1885. 

Helen Louise, b. Ravenna, perhaps ab. 1905. 
Inf. d. y. 

Joel P. Garzee, b. ab. 1822; d — ; blacksmith; janitor 
of Cong, chh.; bell ringing had character; lived where 
Mrs. Boose lives; shop where town hall is; 

m. Fanny , b. ab. 1825; Cong. 1859. 

Mary J., music teacher; Cong. 1863, dis. to Randolph 1867; m. 
Charles Chandler; went west. 

Elizabeth Gatys, d. 3, 10, 1862, age 39. 

Gaylord Gillie — 307 

George W. Gaylord, b. ab. 1833; d. of disease in 
Civil War, 7, 17, 1862; went fr. Tw. but lived in edge of 
Hudson; blacksmith; worked for Mr. Roach. 

John Gibbs; fr. Eng.; here ab. 10 yrs.; bought grist 
mill of Apollos White, on ice house road; sold to Mr. 
Ledshim; Bapt. 1844; had one child, Ezra, b. ab. 1836; d. 
6, 24, 1848. 

Jabez Gilbert, most noted of Ethan Alling's stage 
drivers. His expolits in driving four horses would make a 
chapter by itself. In 1828 he and Ethan Ailing bought 
stage line from Hudson to CI. so that it might run through 
Tw.; was here in early 40's. 

Anne Gilbert, Cong. 1858, fr. Hartford, dis. 1866 to 

Jacob Gill, b. 4, 7, 1872 in Eng., son of Jacob and Ann 
(Davis) Gill; came over 1894 and returned to Eng. 1900 to 
marry; to Tw. 1911 and bought Ed. Gillies' place on Ice 
House road; 

m. 4, 4, 1900 in Eng., Catharine Felton, b. 3, 19, 1877, 
dau. of Edward and Mary (Williams) Felton. 

Children, B. in Solon 
Lillian Rose, b. 3, 10, 1901. 
Edith Eva, b. 2, 17, 1902. 
Edward Felton, b. i, 28, 1905. 
George Henry, b. 5, i, 1910. 

Lazarus Henry Gill, b. in Eng. 5, 13, ab. i860; to 
U. S. ab. 1878; to Chagrin Falls, then Solon, then Tw. 1891 ; 
farmer and dealer in cattle, Bedford road; 

m. Oct. 1879, Mary Matilda McElroy, b. 10, 11, 
1863, dau. of Joseph Alexander McElroy, see. 

Edith, b. 5, 24, 1880; m. Eugene Turner, no chil; Bedford. 
Harry Edward, b. 4, 27, 1883; m. Inez Talbert; 2 chil.; lives in 
Northfield on town line. 

Maud Sophronia, b. 9, 24, 1885; m. Clarence Squire, see. 
Emily Alleta, b. 8, 5, 1897. 
John Henry, b. June 1903. 

James Gillie, b. Eyemouth, Scot., ab. 1801; d. Tw. 
9, 27, 1870. Sons James and John to U. S. 1855, and in 1856 

3o8 — Gillie Gillie 

James, Jr., bought farm and mill property in Tw. for his 
father, who, with wife and chil. Jessie, Mary, Robert and 
William, came in 1857. They walked over fromMacedonia 
to Daniel Richardson's place, and across Tinker's Creek on a 
timber 40 ft. long and one wide, which was the top of the 
dam; all were heart sick, homesick, tired and hungry and 
wished themselves back in Scotland. Later Margaret 
(Gillie) Moore, a wid., came with 3 sons, Ed, James and Joe 
Moore, who got schooling in Tw. and then went west. Their 
mother m. (2) Wm. Crankshaw, see, and after his death 
went to Keokuk, la., and d. 191 1; 

m. in Scot., Elizabeth Johnson, b. ab. 1806; d. 12, 19, 

1892, age 86. 


James Johnson, b. ab. 1825; d. 11, 25, 1858; m. in Scot._i8s5, 

Katy and had James, who d. when y. man; she returning to 


Margaret Johnson, b. ab. 1827; d. 1911. See above. 

Jane Johnson, remained in Scotland. 

Jessie Johnson, b. ab. 1834; d. 11, 22, 1906; m. Samuel Stevens; 
no chil. 

Mary Johnson, b. ; m. Jonathan Neal; CI. 

John Johnson; see below. 

Robert Johnson, b. 9, 30, 1840; see below. 

William Johnson, b. ab. 1842; d. 2, 20, 1864; unm. 

John Johnson Gillie, son of James Gillie above; 
machinist; CI. and other places; 

m. 7, 4, 1871, Margaret Cochran, b. 9, 4, 1849, dau. 
of Robert Cochran, see; d. 11, 8, 1915, at her daughter's 
home in Tw., Mrs. Charles Crouse. 


Elizabeth Agnes, b. in la., 12, 16, 1877; CI. Central H. S. 1897; m. 
3, 7, 1906, Charles Frederick Crouse, see. 

William Johnson, b. i, 25, 1879; CI.; dentist; m. 1906, Florence 
Miller of CI.; no chil. 

John Edward, b. i, 11, 1881, farmer in Moran; m. 6, 6, 1904, Ethel 
Enos; had Harry William. 

Harry Cochran, b. 12, 2, 1883; salesman in CI.; farm mile fr. Tw. 
on Bedford road; m. 9, 9, 1909, Jessie Alice Olmstead of CI., b. 12, 15, 
1881; dau. of Charles Davis Olmstead; no chil. 

Robert Johnson Gillie, son of James above, b. in 
Scotland, 9, 30, 1840; d. i, 22, 1909; to Tw. with parents 
1857; farmer on Solon road one mile fr. park; 


m. 3, 17, 1875, Jessie Hamilton, b. lo, 25, 1851; d. 
8, II, 1914; Meth. 

Children, All Born in Tw. 

1. Robert Johnston, b. 2, 20, 1876; m. i, 29, 1901, Laura Jarvis, 
and had Robert Johnston 3rd, b. 8, 20, 1904, and John Newell, b. 9, 29, 
1913; Tomahawk, Wis. 

2. Edith Hamilton, b. 9, 26, 1877; m. 12, 3, 1902, Henry Luther 
Yerian of Youngstown, and had Jessie Edith, b. i, 11, 1904, Grace Anna, 
b. 9, 16, 1907, and John H., b. ii, 15, 1911. 

3. William Hamilton, b. i, 10, 1879; Tw. H. S. 1899; lawyer in 
CL; m. I, 10, 1910, Bessie Oriska Trescott, and had James Trescott, b. 
5, 30, 1912, and William Trescott, b. 3, 10, 1915. 

4. Jean Hamilton, b. 9, 2, 1880; m. 2, 25, 1901, William Jefferson 
Sethman, and had William Gillie, b. 12, 16, 1901; Berea. 

5. James Garfield, b. 3, 24, 1883; CI. 

6. Hattie LeVern, b. 12, 29, 1889; m. 11, 17, 1909, Harry Lewis 
Herrold, and had Edith Viola, b. 9, 13, 1910, and Alice Oniska, b. i, 18, 
1912; CI. 

Emily and Cordelia Gillmore, Bapt. 1852-4. 

William Aston Glass, b. 7, 9, 1866; son of Jackson C. 
and Sarah (Wearry) Glass; farmer; on Hudson road 1907- 
15; now in Hudson township; 

m. 4, 27, 1892, Lydia Maria Guse, b. 4, 4, 1868, dau. 
of Louis and Louise (Bahr) Guse. 


Beulah Grace, b. 3, 2, 1894. 

Harold William, b. i, 3, 1897. 

Mabel Lillian, b. 8, 20, 1901; d. i, 17, 1902. 

Roy Melvin, b. 10, 27, 1902. 

William Glazier, b. ab. 1798; d. 11, 12, 1865; in 
brick house near Hudson line. 

Lydia Ann Glazier, sister of above; m. Philo 
Chamberlin, see. 

Myron Glazier; m. Sarah Ruggles, who d. 2, 11, 
1853, ^g^ 28; m. (2) Mary , who d. age 60. 

Miss E. E. Gleason, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1860-1. 

Elijah (.'') Gleason. 

Sally Gleason, d. 2, 13, 1853, age 20. 


John Goff, b. 3, 15, 1801, in Ireland; d. i, i, 1885; to 
Toronto, Can., 1845; to Tw. 1847; 

m. on Easter Day 1843, Betsy Maloney, b. 10, 9, 
1824; d. 12, 31, 1906, both bur. at Pittsburg. 


1. James, b. Mar, 1845; d. in Mexico 1884; unm. 

2. John, b. 3, 19, 1846; d. 3, 24, 1914, in N. Y. City; m. 9, 12, 

3. Maria M., b. 8, i, 1847; d. 6, 29, 1876; m. 2, 8, 1866, Cassius 
O. Baldwin, see. 

4. Ella, b. 6, 22, 1851; m. 12, 21, 1871; Mantua. 

5. Thomas, b. 3, 30, 1854; m. Apr. 1890; lives at Alert Bay, B. C. 

6. George, b. 5, 22, 1858; d. 7, 24, 1900; m. June 1895. 

William Golling, b. ab. 1830; here i860; came fr. 
Ger., she when 14; lived on Ice House road where Peter 
Murray lives; had blacksmith shop there 3 yrs.; 

m. Anna , b. ab. 1836; Bedford. 

Dr. William F.— ; Bedford. 

Louis, m. (i) Lillie Grace Walton, dau. of William H. Walton, see. 
m. (2) Lucy McClintock. 

Charles Gonneo, d. 5, 10, 1859, age 24; a French 
refugee; brought up by Moses Eggleston. 

Edward S. Gooch, b. ab. 1817; d. 12, 29, 1891; fr. 
Eng. ; educated and had much mail; lived just beyond 
where Austin Herrick lives; 

m., as her 2nd hus., Mrs. Zipporah (Herrick) Eells, 
wid. of Samuel Eells, see, half sister of Austin Herrick; she 
b. ab. 1834; d. 2, 7, 1903; both d. near Pond Brook; she 
Cong. 1882; no chil. 

James Goodwin, b. ab. 1818; shot 10, 29, 1834. 

Mary Gorham, Meth. 1843. 

Prosper Wales Gott, b. 6, 18, 1846; to Hudson 1904; 
in Civil War 1861-5; son of Samuel and Phebe Gott; 

m. I, 26, 1869, Maria Lovinia Oviatt, dau. of Luman 
Oviatt, see. 

Gould Gould— 311 


Donna May, b. 5, i, 1874; d. 6, 27, 1898; m. 6, 21, 1893, William 
John Hoye, and had (i) Allen Gott, b. 4, 16, 1894; d. 9, 19, 1896, (2) 
Marvel Allen, b. 4, 19, 1897, (3) Ruth Isabella, b. 3, 27, 1898. 

Thurma Oviatt, b. 12, 19, 1885; m. 10, 23, 1907, Agnes Kevan, 
and had (i) Donna Rose, b. 8, 2, 1908, (2) Frederick Leo, b. 6, 28, 1910. 

Thomas Gould, b. 10, 3, 1771; d. 6, 24, 1844; son of 
Stephen Gould, 1 748-1 806, Weare, N. H., and Esther 
(Wilder) Gould; to Tw. 1837, Liberty St.; bought Phil- 
ander Booth's farm; sold later to son, Simon; Meth. 

m. (i) Amy Weatherhead, dau. of Jeremiah Weather- 

m. (2) Deborah Lynde, who d. 9, i, 1842, dau. of 
Sylvanus Lynde. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Sarah, b. 4, 18, 1794; m. John Lamb, Guilford, Vt. 

2. Thomas, b. 7, 29, 1796; m. Rebecca Packer; Aurora. 

3. Amy, b. 10, 21, 1798; m. Jesse Packer; Streetsboro. 

4. Lucinda. 

Children By Second Wife 

5. Deborah, b. 5, 5, 1805; m. Samuel Parsons, Vernon, Vt. 

6. Simon, b. 5, 22, 1806; see below. 

7. Stephen, b. 6, 5, 1807; see below. 

8. Clarinda, b. ii, 17, 1808; m. Hiram ChamberUn, see. 

9. Olive, b. 4, 21, 1811; d. 1838; unm. 

10. Sianna, b. 12, 21, 1812; d. ii, 15, 1845; m. Seth Aldrich, see. 

11. Susan, or Susannah, b. 10, 7, 1817; m. Louis Bidlake, see. 

12. Lyman Harrison, b. 4, 18, 1819; d. Feb. 1835; Guilford, Vt. 

13. John Wesley, b. 3, 3 1820; see below. 

Simon Gould, b. 5, 22, 1806; d. 7, 12, 1874; bur. in 
Tw.; son of Thomas Gould above; came 1835 fr. Guilford, 
Vt.; bought 100 acres no. end Liberty St., across from 
Tyler Hill place; taught school 15 winters; his bro. Stephen 
came 1836; in 1837 their wives came, each with small 
children, by stage to Albany, canal to Buffalo, and boat to 
CI. Simon lived awhile with his bro.-in-law, Jesse Packer, 
two miles east of center; bought farm of Hiram Chamber- 
lin, 10 acres cleared, 10 slashed, and a good log house, at 
$8.00 per acre, west side of Liberty St., where 3 chil. were 
born; in 1843 rented a farm across the road further south, 
the Stannard farm, a cheese factory afterward on site of 
house; worked both farms; then sold first back to Hiram 

312 — Gould Gould 

Chamberlin and bought from his bro., Stephen, the farm 
sold in 1850 to Lorenzo Riley, who moved the house north 
to foot of hill and built large house where Charles Riley now 
owns. Simon moved to Newbury 1850-58, then to Berea, 
where he d.; ardent mem. of Meth. Chh. and a local 

m. (i) ab. 1828, Philura Baker, b. 9, 19, 1806; d. 2, 22, 
1843; dau. of Peter and Lavina (Davis) Baker. 

m. (2) 7, 22, 1843, Abigail Thompson, b. i, 7, 1810; d. 
12, 5, 1893; dau. of Nathan and Abigail (Dayton) Thomp- 

Children By First Wife 

1. James, b. 8, 26, 1829; d. 7, 19, 1888; m. Ann Gibbs. 

2. Aurilla M., b. 4, 7, 1832; m. Ithel Wilbur. 

3. Isabella M., b. 5, 19, 1836; m. Daniel Johnson. 

4. Harrison B., b. 12, 13, 1838; d. s. 

5. Lucy Ann, b. 7, 8, 1840; m. John Baldwin, Jr., son of founder 
of Baldwin University, Berea. 

Children By Second Wife 

6. Elizabeth Jane, b. 6, 9, 1844; d. 2, 13, 1848. 

7. Dayton Thomas, b. 2, 3, 1847; m. Margaret Rebecca Reid 

Stephen Gould, b. 6, 5, 1807; d. 1853 at Newbury;, 
son of Thomas Gould above; to Tw. ab. 1836; Liberty St., 
bought Booth farm now owned by Charles Riley; to New- 
bury ab. 1848-9; 

m. HuLDAH Baker; dau. of Peter and Lavina (Davis) 
Baker; later she m. Luman Chamberlin, see, and d. ab. 1885. 


Levings, b. 1836; veteran of Civil War and in Spanish War; m. 
Mary Ann Coville, Newbury. 

Clarinda, b. 1839; m. Lewis Bidlake, see, whose ist w. was Susan 
Gould; Meth. 

Lorette, b. 1842; m. Charles Marble. 

Melville and Melissa, twins, b. ab. 1840; both d. 1843. 

John Wesley Gould, b. 3, 3, 1820; d. in Kent 1908; 
son of Thomas Gould above; lived awhile on Stannard 
farm on Liberty St., opposite Frank Post's; then bought the 
Case lot at the cross road; then to Aurora 1848; a convert 
at schoolhouse revival 1839; Meth.; 

m. 8, 20, 1839, Eliza Maria Post, 1819-1882; dau. of 
Aaron Post, see; Meth. 

Gould Grant — 313 

John, b. 3, 28, 1844; see below. 
Henrietta, 1851-54. 

Aaron P., b. 1855; m. 1879, Emma Wallcott of Akron; now in No. 

Ettie, b. 1867 (.?); m. 1885, William Smith; Kent. 

John Gould, b. Tw. 3, 28, 1844, son of John Wesley- 
Gould above; to Aurora 1848 where he has since resided, 
living in present home over 50 yrs.; became writer for 
Cleveland Herald 1872, later for N. Y. Tribune, and various 
other papers. Since 1880 for 21 winters was lecturer for 
farmer's institutes, lecturing in 28 states and Canada. He 
and w. have traveled extensively; 

m. I, I, 1879, Helen Ferris, b. 1850, dau. of Dr. 
Osman and Maria (Reed) Ferris of Mantua. She is an 
artist of note; studied at Oberlin and grad. of Hillsdale Col. ; 

Daniel Gould, fr. Weare, Mass.; here several yrs. in 
early days; 

m. Sarah Snell. 

Otis H., b. 1815; had Charles J. Gould of CI. 
Orris P., b. 1818. 
Dr. Charles L. 
Laura S. 

Dolly Gove, Cong. 1855; niece of Mrs. Justus Her- 

rick; m. Sidney Smith, see. 

Robert Graham, s. w. part of town; had one of first 
threshing machines in town; 

m. Ann Pollock, fr. Pa.; both d. 

Elizabeth Graham, in Dist. No. 4 i860. 

Alvin Graham, Meth. 1841. 

David Grant; in 1835 kept hotel opp. s. e. corner of 

m. (i) 8, 18, 183 1, Irena Hull, f. ab. 1811; d. i, 20, 
1834; sister of Samuel Hull, Sr.; 

314 — Grant Green 

m. (2) Mrs. Harriet (Carver) Taylor, wid. of 
Timothy Taylor and sister of Mrs. Elmore Clark; Meth. 
By first wife he had Charles, b. ab. 1832. 

John P. Grant; worked on Dodge farm; Cong. 1886 
fr. No. Platte, Neb., and dis. to Bedford. 

Alanson Gray; see census of 1833; 
m. and had Silas Renalda, b. 1831. 

Beriah Green, b. ab. 1775; d. i, 25, 1867, age 92; on 
west side of North St., near creek, near where Guy Herrick 
lives; house fell down; fr. Pawlet, Vt. ; cabinet maker; 
here i860; 

m. Elizabeth Smith, b. ab. 1771; d. 3, 27, 1846; both 
Cong. 1834; she was sister of William Smith, see. 


Rev. Jonathan Smith — ; to Honolulu as missionary, 11, 5, 1827, 
reaching there 3, 3, 1828; in 1829 explored northwest coast of North 
America with view to further mission locations; at Hilo a year, then at 
Wailuku on Maui Is. 10 yrs; then released from service as he had scruples 
about receiving money from slave holders. 

Rev. Beriah, b. ; d. ; prof, of sacred literature at 

Wes. Res. Col. 1830-33; resigned July 1833 to accept presidency ot 
Oneida Inst, at Whitesboro, N. Y. He (or his bro Jonathan ?) dropped 
dead after preaching in Brooklyn, N. Y.; grad. Middlebury, Col.; 

Elizabeth, 1 800-1 878; m. Andrew Conant, see. 

Laura, b. ab. 1805; d. 3, 30, 1883; Cong. 1834 ,and again 1869 fr. 
2nd chh. Tw. ; unm. 

Rhoda, b. ab. 1811; d. 2, 25, 1885; Cong. 1834, and again 1862 fr. 
2nd chh. Tw.; unm. 

Francis D. Green, b. 4, 30, 1871 ; grad. of Valparaiso, 
Ind., Bus. Inst, and Normal Dept. of Muskingum Col.; 
supt. of schools Freeport 10 yrs; supt. of Tw. schools 191 1- 
13 ; now in state auditor's office; son of Joel E. and Martha 
Green, Joel's father being in Rev. War, and great grand- 
father on mother's side, being in battle of Lake Erie, 9, 10, 
1813; both Meth.; 

m. 9, 27, 1893, Almeda Parker, b. i, 24, 1872, dau. of 
Aaron L. and Martha Parker. 

Ralph Walker, b. 7, 4, 1894; Tw. H. S. 1913; Meth. 
Martha Reech, b. 3, 20, 1902. 

Wayne Baker, b. 8, 17, 1905; killed by auto i, 14, 1914. 
Franklin Lay, b. 7, 15, 1908. 

Green Greno— 315 

Mr. Green, b. ab. 1817; d. 9, 15, 1900. 

Rev. Francis Green, pastor of Bapt. Chh. 1839; m. 
Ablatha . 

Fred Lewis Green, b. Bedford, 9, 9, 1884; to Tw. 
1896; s. w. part of town; on old Bishop place; farmer; 

m. 7, 19, 1910, Rebecca Fleshman, b. 4, 25, 1893; 
dau. of George Fleshman, see. 

George Frederick, b. 7, 20, 1911. 
Alice Louise, b. 10, 10, 191 2. 
Allen Leroy, b. 12, 5, 1913. 
Robert J., b. 6, 25, 1915. 

Joseph Curran Greenlese, b. 12, 28, 1823; d. 12, 7, 
1901, in Bedford; on farm where Wm. Boose lives; came 
fr. Niagara Falls, Can.; to CI. 1863; 

m. 9, 19, 1847, Jane Ogram, fr. Eng., b. 10, 7, 1826; d. 
12, 5, 1915, in CI.; both Meth. 


1. George, b. 9, 13, 1849; d. Redkey, Ind. 

2. John, b. II, 28, 1851; unm,; Hudson. 

3. Eliza, b. 3, 5, 1854; m. Porter Hotchkiss, CI., and had Oliver, 
b. 7, 15, 1880. 

4. Mary, b. 9, 30, 1856; m. John Oviatt, see.; 5 chil. 

5. Nettie Adilla, b. 10, 12, 1859; m. 12, 20, 1883, John Clark 
Blackman, see. 

6. Alice, b. ab. 1861; d, 1863, age ly^. 

7. William, b. 8, 5, 1866, in Tw.; see below. 

William J. Greenlese, b. 8, 5, 1866; now of Hudson; 
paper hanger; 

m. 12, 24, 1889, Alda B. Bishop, b. 8, 13, 1867, dau. of 
Moses Bishop, see. 


Clell Bishop, b. 4, 6, 1891, Tw.; m. i, 7, 1913, Jessie Pontius, who 
^- 7> 13} 1913? teacher; Adelbert Col. 

Don William, b. Tw. 7, 15, 1893; d. 12, 19, 1897. 

Webb Moses, b. Tw. 12, 31, 1895; in CI. 

Grace Olive, b. Newburg, 4, 14, 1901. 

Alda Mae, b. Newburg, 7, 3, 1906. 

Thelma E. Jane, b. Hudson, 9, 5, 191 2. 

Philander Greno, Meth. 1843. 

3i6 — Greer Griste 

Thomas Greer; m. (i); m. (2); had 

David Alanson, b. ab. June 1832; see census of 1833. 

Alonzo W. Greer, on Luther Nichols farm 3 yrs; coal 
and feed business year or two; where Roy Nichols lives; 
he and w. and Blanche, Meth. 

GusTAVUS Griffith, b. ab. 1846; d. Feb. 1872. 

Lot Griffith, b. Vt., ab. 1817; d. 8, 19, 1891; came 
1830; here i860; near old mills; shoemaker; 

m. (i) Dec. 1835, Louisa M. Hubbell, b. ab. 1816 or 
1821; d. Tw. 12, 28, 1847; 

m. (2) 9, 4, 1848, Louisa Nash, b. ab. 1818; d. Tw. 
5, 2, 1876. 

Children By First Wife 

Roswell; Medina Co. 

Alvira; m. 

Nancy; m. Hiram Appleby, see. 


Child, d. 2, 22, 1852, age 2. 

By Second Wife 
Charlotte, b. 1851; d. 191 2; m. 1869, Isadore Birdsell, see. 

Marilla Griffith, d. 12, 28, 1847, age 3 ; child of Lot ? 

RuEBEN Griffith, b. ab. 1804; here i860; near old 

m. Ann , b. ab. 1814. They had Samuel. In 

Dist. No. 7, Samuel, b. ab. 1845, and Edgar G., b. ab. 1852. 


I. George Griste; to America about middle of 17th 
cent.; Norwich, Ct.; had George (drowned) and John. 

II. John Griste, b. 1734; m. 1764, Delight Lotrip; 
to Penn. 1788. 

III. George Griste, b. 1772; m. 1796, Loise Brad- 
ner; 13 chil.; d. 1852 in Calif. 

IV. John B. Griste, b. 11, 13, 1811; d. 8, 11, 1867; 
to Ohio 1835; 

m. 8, 31, 1837, Louisa Hale, descended from Sir 
Mathew Hale; had Perry O. and Luman George. 

Griste Grover — 317 

V. LuMAN George Griste, b. 6, 18, 1844; in Civil 
War, 105th O. V. I.; wounded; discharged 1864; East- 
man's College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1869; Homeopathic 
Col. of CI.; practiced in Tw. since 1874; author of small but 
excellent volume of poetry. Straws and Thistledown. See 
Perrin's Hist. Summit Co., 1044; 

m. Nov. 1867, ZiLPHA Freeman, b. 4, 6, 1846, dau. of 
Jeduthan and Sarah (Edson) Freeman, and sister of Dr. 
Seth Freeman, see. She is also a physician and has prac- 
ticed with her husband; Meth. 


LeMarr, b. 6, 8, 1868; d. 11, 10, 1902; Univ. of Chicago; chemist; 
supt. Mineral Point Zinc Works, Chicago; m. 1898, Carolyn Van Camp, 
and had Mary Zilpha, b. Nov. 1901. 

Ethel L., b, Apr. 1870; m. Jan. 1890, Frederick Viall; she principal 
of H. S. Willoughby; two degrees from Woman's Col. of CI. 

Ira Griswold, b. 11, 6, 1812; d. 12, 18, 1895; son of 
Elisha and Betsy (Tubbs) Griswold of Schroon, Essex Co., 
N. Y.; to Northfield 1837; to Tw. 1850; located in s. w. 
part of town, where son now lives; 

m. 1844, Elizabeth J. Hall, b. 11, 10, 1825; d. 4, i, 
1897; dau. of David and Hannah (Baird) Hall of Spring- 
field, Summit Co.; Meth. 


Alton Jasper, b. 4, 26, 1846; d. 10, 22, 1910; in Civil War; m. 
6, 24, 1869, Mary F. Farquhar. 

Child, d. 8, 16, 1853, age 2. 

Orville Eugene, b. 12, 25, 1853; see below. 

Estelle Adelle, b. 7, 12, i860; Meth.; m. 12, 28, 1887, Elbert J. 

Orville Eugene Griswold, b. 12, 25, 1853; son of 
Ira above; farmer in west part of town; 

m. II, 24, 1875, Cleora Jane Chamberlin, dau. of 
Coryden Chamberlin, see. 

Dean Edwin, b. 10, 21, 1883; m. 6, 16, 1910, Gertrude M. Hawley. 
Clell Bee, b. 3, 8, 1893. 

Mary R. Griswold, b. ab. 1839; in Dist. No. 7. 

Rev. J. B. Grover, Meth. pastor 1867. 

3 1 8 — Hack Haggett 


Frank Hack, b. Bohemia, 9, 16, 1872; to U. S. 1897; 
to Tw. 1908; farmer on Macedonia road; 

m. 2, 24, 1900, in CI., Cilia Stary, b. Bohemia, 11, 3, 


Frank, b. 11, 2, 19CXD. 
Emile, b. 9, 19, 1902. 
Edward, b. i, 27, 1905. 
Mamie Cilia, b. 11, 15, 1908. 
George Otto, b. 8, 11, 1913. 

Samuel Hackins and wife; here 1833; see census of 
that year. 

Hyram, b. ab. 1821. 
Charlotte Ann, b. ab. 1826. 
Cornelia, b. ab. 1828. 
Flora Matilda, b. ab. 1830. 
Nelson, b. ab. Feb. 1833. 

George Washington Haggett, b. 5, 4, 1825; d. 3,9, 
1901; on Hudson road opp. Curtis Bennett's; fr. St. Law. 
Co., N. Y.; both Meth. 1877; 

m. II, 26, 1848, Mary Richardson McMillen, b. 
7, 27, 1825; d. 4, 20, 1900. 


Charles Wilbur, b. Aurora, 3, 5, 1850; d. 8, 31, i860. 

Frank Lorell, b. 11, 27, 1853; see below. 

Albert Curtis, b. 9, 24, 1855; see below. 

Frank Lorell Haggett, b. 11, 27, 1853; farmer on 
Hudson road opp. Manly Leach; 

m. 3, 28, 1877, Birdie Emma Leach, b. 10, 21, 1857, 
dau. of Orris Bissell Leach, see. 


Stella Mae, b. 11, 6, 1881. 

George Orris, b. 5, 28, 1892. 

Albert Custer Haggett, b. 9, 24, 1855; d. 12, 24, 
1904; several yrs. on Liberty St.; to CI. 

m. 12, 18, 1878, IsABiNDA Post, b. 7, 20, i860, dau. of 
Franklin Post. 

Hahn Hamilton — 319 

Children, Born in Twinsburg 

Nellie Jane, b. 7, 2, 1883; m. 12, 18, 1901, Howard Dietrick, CL, 
and had Gladys Marie, b. Jan. 1909. 

Roy Franklin, b. Feb. 1885; m. 6, 29, 191 1, Agnes O'Neil, CL, and 
had Helen Marie, b. 3, 15, 1913, also Albert Charles and Alta May, 
twins, b. 2, 5, 1915. 

Daisy, b. ab. 1891; d. 3, 21, 1907. 

Charles Wilbur, b. Aug. 1893, CI. 

Adam Hahn, b. i, 8, 1856; farmer; in Tw. 19 yrs; 
several years on Liberty St., where Charles Riley lived; 
now at Glen Willow; 

m. 4, 16, 1877, Samantha Ellen Mizer; Meth. 


Jessie Bell; m. Samuel Stolifer, see. 

David Leander. 

Frederick Clifford; inf. of ; d. 6, 6, 1908. 

Louva May; Meth. 

Rev. Samuel Hair, preached i or 2 yrs. for Cong. chh. 
when Mr. Bissell was in Edinburg, O., ab. 1835-7; then 27 
yrs. old; fr. Ann Arbor, Mich.; probably would have been 
settled but some hoped to get Mr. Bissell back. 

Hall, lived in Macedonia and sent chil. to Tw. 

school, Dist. 7. 

Lucius, m. and lived in Tw.; to 111. 
Hiram, b. ab. 1827. 
Louise, b. ab. 1836. 
Cynthia, b. ab. 1838. 
Amanda, b. ab. 1844. 
Ira, b. ab. 1846. 

Rev. Albinus Hall, Meth. pastor 1847-8. 

Rev. J. Ransom Hall, Bapt. pastor Nov. 1883 to Nov. 
1885; to Kipton; had 2 boys and an adopted girl. 

Robert Hamilton, ticket agent W. & L. E. R. R.; in 

CI. now; 

m. (i) , b. ab. 1865; d. 7, 16, 1895. 

m. (2) Jane Margaret Burrell, b. 12, 12, 1876; she 
m. (2) Thomas Jefferson Burroughs of CL; she dau. of Mrs. 
Thompson Burrell of Tw. 

3 20 — Hamilton Hanchett 

William Hamilton, here 1823 and on committee to 
frame and raise building for chh. and school. 

Clementine, Consider, Harriet and Olivia Ham- 
mond, Bapt. ab. 1834. 

Stoughton D. and Sarah Hammond both Bapt 1834. 

Melissa Hammond, Meth. 1841. 

Maria Hammond, d. 2, 8, 1843, age 10. 


I. Thomas Hanchett, 1625-1676; m. Deliverance 
Langton; dea. in ist Cong. chh. Northampton, Mass. 

H. Dea. John Hanchett, 1649-1744; m. 1677, 
Esther Pritchard, d. 1711. 

HI. John Hanchett, Jr., 1679-1761; m. 1707, Lydia 
Heyward, 1683-1 777. 

IV. John Hanchett, i 709-1 796; m. 1733, Mary 
Sheldon, 1713-1795. 

V. David Hanchett, 1743-1819; m. 1765, Deborah 
Sheldon, 1745-1842; he in Rev. War; 12 chil.; the 9th was 

VI. Seth Hanchett, b. 8, 7, 1783; d. 9, 5, 1853 Tw.; 
came 1833 to Aurora; there a year or so, then to Tw.; lived 
and d. on Streetsboro road near old mills, just south of 
present Mizer farm; 

m. II, 27, 1806, Patty Remington (Stephen, Stephen), 
Bapt. 1842; b. ab. 1785; d. 9, 26, 1854. 


1. Son b. and d. 12, 11, 1808. 

2. Jannet P., b. 6, 4, 1810; d. 5, 8, 1861; Bapt. 1842. 

3. Carlton, b. 3, 22, 1812; see below. 

4. Fidelia, b. 12, 6, 1814; d. 3, 27, 1855; m. Jedediah Clark, see. 

5. Roena T., b. i, 13, 1817; d. 7, 24, 1869 m. Anson White, see. 

6. Erastus, b. 5, 24, 1819; d. 4, 22, 1827. 

7. Oliver Olds, b. 5, i, 1821, see below. 

8. Maranda, b. 7, i, 1825; d. 10, 26, 1913; m. James Almon 
Brown, see. 

9. Erastus, b. 5, 27, 1828; d. 8, 21, 1903; m. 10, 9, 1853, Jane 
Wait; see below. 

Han chett Hanchett — 3 2 1 

Carlton Hanchett, b. 3, 22, 1812; d. i, 31, 1898; 
lived on father's old farm near old Mills; also at Cherry- 
Valley and Kingsville; Bapt. 1842; 

m. (i) 4, 15, 1844, Emily Sheldon, b. 4, 5, 1821; d. 
5, 24, 1861; 

m. (2) 4, 10, 1862, Harriet Walker, b. 2, 9, 1827; d. 

2, 20, 1907. 

Children, By First Wife 

Mary S., b. 8, 14, 1845; d. 8, 20, 1847. 
Daughter, b. and d. 5, 12, 1847. 

He also adopted Hartley E. Calkins and Alice Eno, who were 
married 1875, she dau. of Virgil Eno, see. 

Erastus Hanchett, b. 5, 27, 1828; d. 8, 21, 1903; 
lived on old place after father's death, later in Newburg; 
carpenter; Bapt. 1853; 

m. 10, 9, 1853, Jane Wait of Aurora, b. 2, 16, 1828; d. 
10, 2, 1903. 


Alison S., b. 7, 6, 1855; d. i, 24, 1859. 

Lewis Carlton, b. 11, 20, 1858, farmer; in Tw. several yrs.; unm.; 

Edgar Adelbert, b. 5, 5, i860; unm. 

Alice May, b. i, i, 1865; m. Dr. John T. Carter, see; she now 
teacher in CI. 

Jessie Eliza, b. 9, 15, 1868; teacher, CI. 

Oliver Olds Hanchett, b. 5, i, 1821 at Jerusalem, 
N. Y.; d. Tw. 5, 11, 1891; to Aurora when 12; the next 
year to Tw. with parents; farmer; on No. road, east side, 
next to Solon line; Bapt. 1838; 

m. 4, 20, 1846, in Ravenna, Cornelia Jennett Reed, 
of Mantua, b. W. Granby, Ct., 8, 24, 1826; d. Tw. 9, 29, 
1894; dau. of Justin Reed. 


1. FideHa, b. 8, 2, 1847; d. 3, 31, 1848. 

2. Seth Remington, b. 6, 7, 1851; see below. 

3. Martha Roena, b. 7, 15, 1856; m. 10, 21, 1913, Rev. R. T. 
Cross, see; Bapt. 1877; Cong. 1914. 

4. Luton Reed, b. 8, 8, 1859; business man; unm. 

5. Perry Albert, b. 4, 7, 1866; see below. 

Seth Remington Hanchett, son of Oliver O. above, 
b. 6, 7, 185 1 ; d. 8, 20, 1910; studied atOberlin; merchant; 
postmaster; Bapt.; Cong. 1895; 

322 — Hanchett Hanks 

m. (i) 9, i6, 1873, Martha Dunshee, dau. of Harrison 
Dunshee, see; b. i, 7, 185 1 ; d. 9, 24, 1875; 

m. (2) 2, 25, 1879, Kate Ann Nichols, dau. of Orrin 
P. Nichols, see; b. 6, 19, 1855; she now in CI. 

Children, By Second Wife 

Dwight Nichols, b. 2, 6, 1884; electrician in CI.; studied at Case 
School; Cong. 1899. 

Helen Wealthy, b. 9, 10, 1888; charity worker in CI.; studied at 
Lake Erie Sem. 

Perry Albert Hanchett, son of Oliver O. above, b. 
4, 7, 1866; sign hanger in CI.; 

m. 10, I, 1890, Alice O'Donald, b. ab. 1864; d. 
I, 25, 1912. 


Oliver Perry, b. ii, 25, 1891; m. 8, 30, 1913, lone Myers, and had 
Robert Leroy, b. 8, 9, 1914, and Richard Elroy, b. 5, i, 1916; CI. 

Leda Dorothy, b. 5, 31, 1896; m. 9, 8, 1915; John Taylor of CI. 

Rhea Leona, b. 6, 23, 1902. 

Mr. Hanes, blacksmith, worked for Ed. Judd. 

Rev. William Hanford, first regular pastor of Cong, 
chh. at Hudson, 1815-1836; often preached in Tw. and 
helped organize the Cong. chh. in 1822; to O. 1813; gave 
half of time to missionary work ; 9 yrs. in Windham ; "prayers 
peculiarly impressive." 

Camillus Hanks, b. Vt. 8, 15, 1808; d. Tw. 5, 4, 1876; 
to Tw. ab. 1845; farmer, where Mr. Richner lives; 

m. before setting in Tw. Fanny M. Daniels of West- 
ern N. Y., b. 3, 27, 1808; d. in N. Y., 2, 4, 1887; Meth.; 
no chil.; an adopted dau., Harriet A., d. i, 11, 1855, age 10. 

Isaac Hanks, younger bro. of above, b. West Pawlet, 
Vt., 2, 15, 1 8 18; d. 1895; to Tw. ab. 1845-6; on Bedford 
road; to Wis. ab. 1856; in Wis. legislature several yrs.; 
music teacher; 

m. 4, II, 1841, LuciNDA Wheden. 


Milton Henry, physician of some prominence; d. in Chicago, 1893; 
in Tw. Inst. 

Alta; m. M. H. Bixby; So. Haven, Mich. 

Hanks Hardie — 323 

Stella; m. Theodore Rogers, West Superior, Wis. 
Helen; m, Harry Rogers. 
The last two were teachers. 

Jonathan Safford Hanks, bro. of above, b. Vt. 1810; 
to Calif, in gold rush; d. there 1880; 

m. 1834, Sarah Jane Akins, b. July 1815; d. 1854; 
dau. of John and Rachel Akins. 

Children, Twelve, Nearly All D. Y. 

O. Galusha, b. 8, 6, 1835; d. 10, 17, 191 1; m. 1870, Mrs. Eliza 

Calvin W., b. 6, 3, 1837; d. 8, 2, 1914; m. 1867, Eliza A. Traelsted; 
he was in Civil War. 

George W., 1839-1864; d. in Civil War. 

Malona R., b. 3, 4, 1841; m. 1868, T. Charles Miller who was in 
Civil War; she Concord, Calif., son John G. in Tw. Inst. 1882. 

Edwin E., 1843-1864; d. in Civil War. 

Ermina Jane, b. II, 13, 1845; d. 7, 1,1910; m. 1866, Sherman Lane, 

Emma A., b. 8, 26, 1850; m. 1870, Eugene W. Smith. 

Harriet A., Adeline and Camillus Hanks were in Dist. 
No. 7, 1845, 49 and 61. 

John Hansard, b. ab. 18 18; d. 6, 17, 1863; here i860; 
near old mills; stone mason; 

m. Mary Ann fr. Northfield, b. ab. 1823; d. 

12, 2, i860. They had dau. b. and d. 1854; no other child. 

William Hansard, bro. of above; unm. 

John and William Hansard, nephev^rs of above; lived 
with them; one did cemetery stone work; both "as good 
scholars as any in town"; both d. in Civil War, in 41st 
O. V. I.; one a Lieut. 

Benson Hardie of Tw.; m. 8, 8, 1836, Caroline 
McMiLLEN of Streetsboro, sister of Mrs. George W. Hag- 
gett. See file of Ohio Observer 1836. One child was 

George Francis Hardie, b. 5, 6, 1842; now on farm in 
Solon; worked in cheese factory on Liberty St.; 

m. (i) 8, 4, 1868, Alice Ellen Chamberlin, b. 9, 16, 
1849; d. I, 26, 1885, dau. of Luman Chamberlin, see; 

m. (2) I, 13, 1886, Caroline Elizabeth Walton of 
Wheeling, W. Va. 

3 24 — Harlow Harrison 

Children, By First Wife 
Adalaide Caroline, b. 6, i6, 1869; m. Edwin Hine, see. 
Lina Alice, b. 8, 7, 1871; m. Arthur H. Hine, see. 
Stella Jane, b. 7, 18, 1873; m. Charles S. Norris, see. 
Lillie May, b. 10, 20, 1875, m. Samuel Denton Leech, see. 
Manly George, b. 10, 30, 1877; unm. 

Joseph W. Harlow, b. ab. 1809; d. 11, 26, 1863; here 
i860; blacksmith; 

m. Maria , b. ab. 18 12. She m. (2) Julius 

Riley, see. 


Henrietta, m. William Burton, see. 

Fidelia M., b. ab. 1834; m. Dr. Seth A. Freeman, see. 

Charles H., b. ; d. ; Hudson; in Civil War; his son 

d. II, 3, 1864). 

William; Meth. 1877. 


George Daniel Harris, b. Goshen, Ct., 1802; d. 
Hudson 1879; son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Clark) Harris; 
Elizabeth being sister of John B. Clark of Hudson; she 
Cong. 1828; she and son George to Tw. 1823; see census of 
1833; he here i860; lived near Esq. Heard, near Cargold's 
tannery, then bought farm mile so. and mile west of center; 
he Cong. 1828; 

m. 3, 27, 1828, Permelia a. Thompson of Hudson, b. 
1808; d. Hudson 1881; dau. of Stephen Thompson, who 
was in Rev. War. 


1. Amelia Abigail, i830-i90o;m. 6, 20, 1849, Marcus Buckman 
of Randolph, 5. chil. 

2. Ceha Maria, b. 1832; Cong. 1849; dis. to Oberlin 1857; m. 
1895, Dea. James Coe of Hudson as his 2nd w. He d. 1896. 

3. Mary Lucretia, b. 9, 28, 1834; d. 1893; Cong. 1858; dis. to 
Hudson 1861; unm. 

4. Martha, b. 1838; d. 12, 25, 1854. 

5. Charles Fayette, b. 12, 3, 1841; d. 12, 10, 1914, in Soldiers' 
Home in Wash.; in Civil War; Cong. 1858, dis. to Hudson 1867 (?) 

6. Julian Christopher, b. 6, 15, 1845; d. 1873; in Civil War. 

7. Delia Ella, b. 12, 31, 1848; d. 11, 14, 1890. 

Rev. J. J. Harris, pastor of Meth. chh. several yrs., 
ab. 1893; 

m. Jessie Bliss, and had Mary, Elsie and Merle. 

Marion B. Harrison, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1856-7. 

Hart Haughton — 325 

JohnM. Hart, b. ab. 1808; d. ab. 1890 (?); here i860; 
lived so. side of park; had store several yrs. where Bishop's 
store is; Hart & Stevens; Hart & Dodge; he and w. Cong. 
1849 fr. Solon, dis. to Franklin Mills (Kent); 

m. 7, 3, 1835 at Streetsboro, Cecelia Preston, b. ab. 
1811; d. 9, 19, 1888. 


Son d. 12, 4, i860, age 13 mo. 

Charles D., d. 10, 12, 1850, age 19 mo. 

Hiram C. Hart, b. ab. 1810; d. 12, 10, 1858; merchant 
and tailor. 

Charles Hart; in Dist. 7; in army. His sister, 
Elizabeth lived in Moses Roach's family and went by name 
of Libby Roach. Does any one know what became of her.'* 
He now lives in Coin, la., and is bank president. 

Joseph Sanburn Harvey, b. Solon 8, 31, 1838; living 
there now; in Tw. 1865-68; 

m. at Columbus, 5, 15, 1865, Mary Elizabeth Mont- 
gomery, b. 3, 30, 1835; d. 12, 28, 1915. They had Lena M., 
b. Tw. 8, 18, 1868; m. 10, 28, 1885, James Newton Richards 
of Solon, now of CI.; and Effie F. (.?) who m. Mr. Potter of 

John Homer Hatch, b. 9, 9, 1830; d. 9, 12, 1875; 
lived in Aurora and a short time in Tw.; 

m. 6, 6, 1872, Betsy Crawford, b. ii, 29, 1845, dau. of 
Alexander Crawford, see. She m. (2) Ezra Clark, see. 


Mattie Almira, 7, 2, 1873; m. 2, 22, 1893, Eugene Post, see. 

John Thomas, b. 9, 10, 1874; ^- 9) ^2, 1903; m. 1895, Eva Beards- 
ley, dau. of Amos Beardsley, sister of Mrs. Guy Herrick. She m. (2) and 
lives in Kent. He Cong. 1877; Meth. 1880. 

Mary L. Hathaway, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1852; 
m. 1853, Edward C. Parmelee, see. 

Harlin Haughton, b. i, 31, 1861, at Southington; 
farmer on Solon road; to Tw. 1901; son of Henry and 
Lucinda Haughton; 

m. 2, 19, 1882, at Braceville, Anna Tigue of Mineral 
Ridge, b. 12, 24, 1864. 

326 — Hawjohn Hawkins 

. Blanch, b. at Easten, Mich., 3, 15, 1884. 
Effie, b. at Easten, Mich., 9, 20, 1886; Tw. H. S. 1904; m. i, 20, 
191 5, Leslie Hartle Mack of Darrowville, and had Lorna Mildred, b. 
5, 10, 1916. 

August Hawjohn, fr. Finland; b. ab. 1892; d. 
7, I, 1913- 

Orrin W. Hawkens, Meth. 1841. 

John Hawkins; d. July 1916; fr. Eng.; renters; he 
and wife both Meth. 1885; had several children, Peter, 
Meth. 1885, and John Jr., now in Aurora; worked for 
Charles Riley; m. Linda Miller, dau. of Robert; 2 chil. 

Miss D. Hawkins, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1849. 

Jerry Hawkins, kept hotel for a short time. 

Joseph A. Hawkins, b. Vt. 3, 7, 1806; d. 8, 23, 1873; 
here i860; son of Adolphus and Nancy (Grant) Hawkins; 
Adolphus wounded at Lundy's Lane in war of 1812; came 
to Hudson ab. 1829; to Tw. 1837, on hill s. e. Tw., where 
Mr. Allen lives; capt. of militia and col.; Cong. 1871; 

m. (i) Submit French. 

m. (2) 2, 15, 1831, Lucia Pond, b. Ct. 3, 5, 1815; d. 
3, 22, 1893, in No. Car. while visiting son Alfred; dau. of 
Preston Pond, see; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1044. 
Children By First Wife 

Joseph Gaylord, b. Hudson 1827; killed 1862 at battle of Stone 
River; Col. of 13th O. V. L; was in Mexican War 2 yrs.; teacher; m. 
1849, Jane Smart, and had Submit, b. Tw., m. (i) and (2); nurse. 

Children By Second Wife 

Albert Wayland, b. Hudson, 7, 10, 1833; d. 7, 25, 1902; lived on 
father's place; he and w. Cong. 1877; m. (i) 1855, Laura B. Turner, who 
d. 5, 5, 1884; m. (2) 3, 6, 1886, Eliza Gray, b. No. Ireland; d. CI. 10, 13, 
1915; dau. of William and Margaret Gray of CI.; Cong 1886 fr. CI., dis. 
to Glenville 1903. 

Alfred, b. ab. 1837; see below. 

Alfred Hawkins, b. ab. 1837; in Civil War; went 
south after war. Highlands, No. Car. ; 

m. i860, Maria Alexander, b. 9, 10, 1848, adopted 
dau. of James Alexander, see. 

Hawley Hempstead— 327 

Huber, m. in No. Car.; i child. 
Daughter, d. 2, 29, 1865, age 8 mo. 
Laura; blind; with father. 
Berry, unm. 

Rev. Mr. Hawley, pastor of Baptist Church, 1846-9. 

Rev. William Haynes, b. 4, 6, 1847; d. 5, 4, 1914, in 
Strongsville; son of a pioneer settler in eastern Canada; 
grad.of Bangor Sem. 1882; preached at Holton, Me., 1882-4 
Tw. Cong. chh. 1884-9; three short pastorates in Neb. 
1889-92; Lyme chh. Bellevue, O., 1892-02; Vermontville, 
Mich., 1902-7; Monroe, Mich., 1907-9; Lodi, 1909-13; 
Strongsville, 1913-14; 

m. 6, 3, 1875, Susan McRoberts, b. i, 16, 1854; d. 

7, 30, 1899. 


Lillian^Gelena, b. 6, 19, 1878; m. 5, 8, 1902, W. E. Barnard. 

Ethelwyn A., b. 11, 10, 1879; m. 12, 5, 1910, C.T.Andrews, Index, 
Wash.; Cong. 1887. 

Elsie Grace, b. Tw. 4, 27, 1887; Anacortes, Wash. 

Mrs. Lucy W. Healey, Bapt.; sister of Ethan Ailing 
and lived in his family. 

Jarvis Heather, b. ab. 1804; d. 9, 19, i860; here i860; 
in present Hayne house when it stood next to Cong, chh.; 

m. Sarah , b. ab. 1809; d. 10, 16, 1873; a large 

tall woman. 


Jarvis (.?). 

Elizabeth L., b. ab. 183 1; m. Adam Long, see. 

Clinton, in 177th O. V. L; m. 

George, unm; Cong. 1866; to Akron; caterer. 

Sarah Augusta Heather, Cong. 1861. 

Spafford Heather, in 177th O. V. L 

Mrs. William G. (Rebecca) Heighton, b. 11, i, 1847; 
d. 3, 21, 1902; Cong. 1893; mother of Mrs. George Cham- 
berlin of Hudson. 

John Tinker Hempstead, b. 7, 4, 1848; d. Tw. i, 5, 
1916; son of Billings Stoddard and Margaret M. (Andrews) 

328 — Hempstead Henry 

Hempstead of Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y.; farmer; 21 
yrs. where Fred Miller now lives; then s. w. cor. of park; 
both Meth. 1877; 

m. (i) 12, 14, 1869, Susan Pamelia Franklin, b. 10, 2, 
185 1 ; d. 5, 26, 1885; dau. of Alonzo Franklin, see; 

m. (2) 10, 5, 1885, Rosa Bell Parmelee, b. 7, 22, 1856, 
dau. of Gardiner Parmelee, see; Meth. 1885. 

Children, By First Wife 
Clare Baisley, b. 4, 8, 1871 ; see below. 
Carl Watson, b. 9, 7, 1872; see below. 
Vern Rosa, b. 9, 24, 1874; see below. 

Clare Baisley Hempstead, b. 4, 8, 1871; grad. of 
Valparaiso Univ., Ind.; teacher; Smithville; Meth. 

m. 2, 12, 1902, Queen Zabeda Hampton, of Bedford. 
They had Floris Lucile, b. 5, 17, 1903. 

Carl Watson Hempstead, b. 9, 7, 1872; Berea Col. 
and Chicago Theolog. Sem.; pastor Cong, chh., Riceville, 
la.; Meth.; Cong.; 

m. I, I, 1903, Mertie May Lemmon, b. 11, 10, 1874, 
dau. of Rev. Charles H. Lemmon, see. 

Jean Charles, b. 8, 6, 1904. 
Donald Lemmon, b. 7, 12, 1906. 
Bessie Lloyd, b. 11, 14, 1908. 
Alice Susan, b. 3, 6, 1911. 

Vern Rosa Hempstead, b. 9, 24, 1874; farmer; Mace- 
donia Road; both Meth.; 

m. 6, 14, 1899, Gertrude Samantha Williams, b. 
10, 29, 1877; dau. of Sidney Williams, see. They had John 
Kieth, b. 3, 15, 1902, and Sidney Wayne, b. 9, 29, 1903 ; both 
Meth. 1914. 

Rev. Horatio P. Henderson, b. ab. 1824; d. in Mich.; 
here i860 and 1873. Pastor of Meth. chh.; 

m. Mary Dewey, b. ab. 1826. They had Ida. 

David "Henrie" or Henry, b. in Scot. ab. 1763; d. 
Tw. 7, 3, 1846, oldest man in town then; first burial in 
cemetery; took no food or medicine last 29 days; consistent 
Christian 40 yrs; Cong. 1838; here prob. as widower with 
son James, below. 

Henry Henry— 329 

James Henry, son of above, b. in Scot, i, 12, 1800; d. 
I, 21, 1844; farmer on Liberty St. 

m. (i) Margaret A. Nicol, b. ab. 1801 ; d. 8, 23, 1849, 
burned in burning house. 

m. (2) 1850, Mrs. Susan Henrietta Smith, b. 1810; 
d. 3, 7, 1886; wid. of Almon Smith, and mother of Mrs. 
Elam Bennett. 

Child, By First Wife 

Agnes, Cong. 1843; Tw. Inst. 1848; dis. to Solon 1850; m. Samuel 
Griswold of Solon. 


I. Thomas Hendry, in Bridgewater, Mass., before 
1743; to Harpersfield, N. Y.; m. Ann Miller. 

n. James Hendry, at Harpersfield, N. Y., was killed 
by Indians and tories in sugar bush, 1771 (or 1781 .•*). 

III. Reuben Henry, son of above; came summer 
1821 ; wife lost in woods; see Tw. Hist, of i860, p. 59. 

Children, See Census of 1833 
Lysander, b. ab. 1806. 
Betsy, b. ab. 1813. 
Selina, b. ab. 1815. 

Corintha, b. ab. 1818; m. Mar. 1832, Luman Chamberlin, see. 

IV. James Miller Henry, bro. of above, b. 12, 10, 
1771; d. 2, 13, 1844; dropped d. fr. Hendry; to Aurora 
1804; 3rd family there; to Tw. before 1833, see census of 
1833; where Thomas Bell lives; Cong.; 

m. 9, 19, 17 — in Blanford, Mass., Sarah Cochrane, 
b. 3, 19, 1778; d. I, 15, 1856; dau. of John Cochrane, first 
white man to die in Buffalo, on way to CI., see Perrin's Hist. 
Summit Co., p. 825. 

Children, See Census of 1833 

Reuben Irving, b. 1800; see below. 

Sarah Emeline, b. ab. 1807; m. Philander Booth, see; she tea. in 
Tw. Inst. 1853. 

Gilbert Hall, b. ab. 1813; Emporia, Kan. 

Eusebia, b. ab. 1817; m. Blanchard, Lyons, Mich. 

Maria, b. ab. 1820; m. Harris Chamberlin, son of Amos or William. 

Henry H., of Iowa. 

330 — Henry Herrick 

Reuben Irving Henry, b. Harpersfield, N. Y., 1800; 
d. 8, II, 1863; where Thomas Bell lives; to Geauga Lake 
ab. 1847; both Meth.; 

m. 4, 28, 1828, in Aurora, Lucretia Baldwin, b. 
8, 30, 1800, dau. of Samuel Smith Baldwin, see. 


1. Sarah E., b. 2, 8, 1830; m. 10, 20, 1853, Charles Turner, son of 
Rev. Charles Avery Turner, see; he d. 1900. 

2. Lucretia A., b. 11, 30, 1832; d. 1857; m. Harris Freeman. 

3. William Webster, b. 1836; d.; m. Olivia Sill in 111. 

4. Wilbur Fiske, b. 10, 6, 1838; m. io8th 111. V. I.; m. (i) Jose- 
phine Feiger; 3 chil.; m. (2) Delia ; St. James, Mo. 

5. Mary A., b. 9, 8, 1842; m. Ransom S. Kennedy, CI. 
The three girls in Tw. Inst. 1848. 

Irene Hesler; Meth.; taught several yrs. in Tw. 

Harvey Henson; fr. Hudson; farmer for a time on 
Dodge road; 

m. Helen Collins of Columbus. 

Mildred Elizabeth, b. 7, 27, 1913. 
Helen Martha, b. Feb. 1915. 


Sir William Herrick, 1577-1653; London; mem. of 
parliament; m. 1596, Joan May, 1578-1645. 

I. Henry Herrick, son of above, b. 1604; to Va., 
then to Salem, Mass., ab. 1653; m. Editha Laskin. 

II. Ephraim Herrick, 1638-1693, Beverly, Mass.; 
m. 1661, Mary Cross, dau. of Robert Cross, who was 
ancestor of Rev. R. T. Cross. 

III. Ephraim Herrick, b. 1664; to Preston, Ct., 

IV. Ephraim Herrick, b. 1692; m. 1719, Rachel 

V. Isaac Herrick, 1719-1819; aged 100 yrs.; m. 
1743, Elizabeth Herrick. 


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Herrick Herrick — 333 

VL Isaac Herrick, b. 2, 8, 1748; d. 9, 30, 1809; 
Worthington, Mass.; 

m. (i) 9, 3, 1771, Olivet Worthington; d. 1784; 

m. (2) II, 25, 1784, Mrs. Prudence (Avery) Stark- 
weather; d. 1841, aged 78. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Holibert, b. 5, 15, 1772. 

2. Persis, b. 8, 28, 1774. 

3. Olive, b. s, 23 1776. 

4. Isaac, b. 3, 21, 1780; see below. 

5. Eunice, b. 6, 11, 1782. 

Children By Second Wife 

6. Avery, 1 785-1 860; m. Mary Chapin. 

7. James W., b. 5, 24, 1788; see below. 

8. David, b. 7, 7, 1790; see below. 

9. Mary, b. i, 16, 1792. 

10. Rufus, b. 5, 4, 1794; see below. 

11. Horace, b. 5, 24, 1796; d. Tw. 3, 20, 1894, aged 98; Capt. at 
Pittsfield of comp. that escorted Lafayette in 1825; m. i, 17, 1822, 
Mary Noble; no chil. 

12. Asa, b. 4, 7, 1798; see below. 

13. Woodbury, b. 12, 19, 1799; d. 1800. 

14. Augustus T., b. II, 16, 1801; see below. 

15. Justus Tyler, twin of above, b. 11, 16, 1801; see below. 

16. Jonathan E., b. 7, 11, 1804; see below. 

Isaac Herrick, 4th child of Isaac above, b. 3, 21, 1780; 
d. 1862; 

m. Jerusha Brown. 


1. Jerusha Olivet, b. 1804. 

2. John Wyburn, b. 1805. 

3. Levi Worthington, b. 1806. . 

4. Isaac, b. 181 i. 

5. Amanda Maria, b. 181 2. 

6. Mary Ann, b. 1816; m. i, i, 1837, Asahel Beeman, of Tw.; 

7. Martha Cordelia, b. 1822; m. Joel Nelson, of Tw., and settled 
in Bedford; she Bapt. 1838. 

James W. Herrick, son of Isaac and Prudence above, 
b. 5, 24, 1788; d. I, 10, 1873; to Aurora ab. 1800 for a few 
yrs., then to Tw.; here i860; took first printing press to 
CI. fr. Pittsburg in ox team; first of the Herricks in Tw.; 

m. (i) 8, 10, 1810, RosETTA Riley, who d. 3, 24, 1817 

334 — Herrick Herrick i 


m. (2) 9, 4, 1817, Deborah Tomlinson, 1782-1868, aged i 

86; Cong. 1840; | 

m. (3) ID, I, 1868, Mrs. Lucy Chatfield, d. 1872, aged i 

81. ' 

Children By First Wife { 

1. Louisa, b. 1812; m. 1829, Daniel Abby. j 

2. Polly M., b. 8, 31, 1814; d. 3, 14, 1817. | 

By Second Wife j 

3. James T., b. 7, 7, 181 8; see below. j 

4. Eliza, b. 1820; Cong. 1840; m. Elias W. Mather, see. j 

5. Mary, b. 1822; Cong. 1840; m. 1842, Albert Atwater, see. , 

6. Betsy, b. 1824; Cong. 1840. i 

7. Sarah D., b. 1826; m. 1850, Owen Blakeslee. j 

8. Ezra S., b. 1828; d. 1831. ; 


James T. Herrick, son of James W., above, b. 7, 7, j 

1818; farmer in Rantoul, 111.; Cong. 1840, dis. to Rantoul, ! 

111., 1850; I 

m. (i) 7, 7, 1842, Betsy Holbrook, of Mantua, 1820- j 

1849, and had Martha, b. 1846; d. 9, 8, 1853. ' 

m. (2) II, 25, 1850, Martha Selina Blakeslie, of '■ 

Claridon, 1827-1853, and had Rosetta Salina, 1851-56. i 

m. (3) Mrs. Millicent (Bissell) Thomas, b. 1814, 1 

wid. of David Thomas, see; Cong., dis. to Rantoul, 111. 1 


David Herrick, 8th child of Isaac and Prudence above; i 

b. 7, 7, 1790; d. I, 28, 1867; to Tw. a few yrs. after his bro. i 

James; to Summit Co., Sept., 1835; i 

m. (i) I, 15, 181 2, ZipPORAH Avery of Preston, Ct.;b. ; 

ab. 1793; d. 9, 30, 1848; I 

m. (2) Julia Austin, of Ct., b. July 1816; d. 7, 4, 1854. I 
Children By First Wife 

1. William A., b. 9, 14, 1814; Cong. 1836, dis. to Mich. 1845; , 
letter returned 1847; m. Jeannette Nichol; Cong. 1844, dis. to Mich. ; 

2. Margaret Prudentia, b. 5, 19, 1818; Cong. 1836; m. Nathan 

3. James Oliver, b. ii, 9, 1820; see below. 

4. Mary Hewitt, b. 2, 4, 1823; Cong. 1843; m. Isaac F. Smith, 

5. Esther, b. 3, 6, 1825; d. 10, i, 1826. 

6. Esther Brewster, b. 2, 19, 1827; d. 1915; Cong. 1843, dis. to 
Vienna, i860; m. i860, Nodiah Woodruff; Oberlin. 

Herrick Herrick— 335 

7. David, b. 5, 30, 1829; see below. 

8. A son, b. II, II, 1831. 

9. Zipporah, b. 8, 20, 1833; m. (i) Samuel Eells, see; m. (2) 
Edward S. Gooch, see. 

By Second Wife 

10. Austin O., b. 9, 22, 1852; see below. 

James Oliver Herrick, 3rd child of David above, b. 
II, 9, 1820; d. 9, 28, 1849; Cong. 1842, dis. to Wes. Res. 

m. 1844, Mary Jane Conant, who d. 8, 18, 1849; 
Cong. 1844, dis. to Windham 1846; letter returned 1847, to 
Solon 1848. 


Mary I., b. 3, 14, 1845; m. 1867, Albert G. Smith, Kankakee, 111. 

Zipporah J., b. 12, 14, 1846; at Oberlin 1867-8; m. 3, 17, 1870, 
William T. Pottenger, see. 

James T., b. 2, 8, 1849; d. 9, 16, 1849. 

David Herrick, Jr., son of David above, b. 5, 30, 1829; 
d. 3, 30, 1895; 

m. (i) 5, 5, 1852, Betsey G. Shaw, b. 2, 5, 1834; d. 
9, 29, 1878; she and hus. Cong. 1877; 

m. (2) 12, 24, 1879, Cora Bell Tracy, b. 11, 23, 1859, 
who m, (2) William T. Pottenger, see; she Meth. 
Children By First Wife 

1. Elbridge Alson, b. 9, 9, 1853; d. Aug. 1914; m. Madaline 

2. Callsina Thurston, b. i, 10, 1856; d. i, 5, 191 1; m. 1880, Ellis 

3. Helen Ester, b. 4, 8, 1858; d. 10, 5, 1886. 

4. Charles Frank, b. 12, 12, 1863; d. Dec, 1915; m. 4, 5, 1893, 
Mary Knickle; both Cong. 1877. 

5. Bessie Zipporah, b. i, 22, 1866; m. 12, 24, 1884, William Alvin 

6. Mira Bell, b. 12, 29, 1867; m. Schuyler Edgar Atwater. 

7. Bela David, b. 3, 22, 1874; m. 6, 15, 1895, Ida M. Nestle. 

By Second Wife 

8. Tracy Ellis, b. 4, 17, 1887; Tw. H. S. 1904; m. 6, 11, 1909, 
Blanch Gill. 

9. Avery Nelson, b. 4, 4, 1 891; see below. 

Avery Nelson Herrick, son of David, Jr., above; b. 
4, 4, 1891; lives in Tw., Meth.; 

336 — Herrick Herrick 

m. II, 26, 1913, HuLDAH Carol Richner, dau. of 
Charles F. Richner, see; b. 2, 4, 1895. 

Patricia Carol, b. i, 10, 1915. 

Austin O. Herrick, son of David Herrick, Sen., above, 
b. 9, 22, 1852; on Aurora road 2 miles fr. center; farmer, 
fruit raiser and agricultural lecturer; 

m. 1873, Josephine Daniels, of Plainwell, Mich., b. 

1,9, 1855. 


Henry Daniels, b. 11, 7, 1875; see below. 

Charles Shirley, b. 8, 22, 1879; lives in CI.; m. 2, 22, 1915, Eliza- 
beth Johnson. 

Cornelia J., b. 4, 25, 1881; d. 4, 18, 1912; m. 10, 20, 1910, Eben 
Henney, had child b. 4, 12, 1912; she Meth. 

Henry Daniels Herrick, son of Austin O. above; b. 
II, 7, 1875; grad. Tw. H. S. 1896 and of Hiram Col. 1900; 
farmer on father's place; 

m. 4, 6, 1902, Mabel Lola Kelly, dau. of J. C. Kelly, 
of Huntington, Ind., b. 9, 11, 1882; Meth. 


1. Carl Austin, b. 6, 17, 1903. 

2. John Henry, b. 7, 10, 1904. 

3. Ervin Merrett, b. 2, 4, 1906. 

4. James Arthur, b. 7, 5, 1908. 

5. Margaret Ellen, b. i, 28, 1910. 

6. Lois Mabel, b. 8, 13, 1914. 

RuFUS Herrick, loth child of Isaac and Prudence 
above, b. 5,4, 1794; d. 1,9, 1847; he and 2nd w. Cong. 1834; 
farmer on Dodge place, north side of Dodge road; 

m. (i) 3, 19, 1822, Rebecca Wright, d. 4, 6, 1831. 

m. (2) II, 10, 1 83 1, Eliza Wright; Cong. 1834. 
Children By First Wife 

1. Elizabeth, b. 3, 8, 1823; Cong. 1839; dis. to Wis. 1846; m- 
Joel Turner, b. 1819; see. 

2. Louisa, b. 7, 6, 1824; d. 5, 18, 1854; Cong. 1838; m. Richard 
T. Smith, see. 

3. Samuel Wright, b. 4, 6, 1826; see below. 

By Second Wife 

4. Jane Rebecca b. 9, 27 1832; m. i, 24, 1852, Noah Andrus 
Carter, see. 

Herrick Herrick — 337 

5. E. Maria, b. 5, 30, 1834; m. James Brown, to Canton, now 

6. Huldah, b. 5, 5, 1837. 

7. Almira. 

8. Rufus Dwight, bap. 4, 3, 1840; m. — ; Cincinnati. 

9. Saphronia. 

ID. Levi; d. Dec. 1879. 

Samuel Wright Herrick, son of Rufus above, b. 4, 6, 
1826; d. II, 27, 1858; 

m. Betsy Emeline Bissell, b. ab. 1828; d. 7, i, 1866; 
dau. of David Bissell, see. 

Amanda R., b. 1852. 
Jennie L., b. 1855. 
Orrin, lives in CI. 

Asa Herrick, 12th child of Isaac and Prudence above, 
b. 4, 7, 1798; d. Tw. 10, II, 1853; 
m. 6, 3, 1824, Malinda Farer. 

Edwin, b. 2, 22, 1825; see below. 
Horace A., b. 6, 10, 1827; see below. 
Martha, b. 3, 15, 1830. 
Malinda, b. 10, 15, 1833; d. Mar. 1861. 
Mary Jane, b. 3, 15, 1835. 

Edwin Herrick, b. 2, 22, 1825; son of Asa above; 
m. I, I, 1850, Calcina Shaw, of Chester. 

Byron, b. i, 28, 1854. 
Emory, b. 7, 18, 1862. 
Grant, b. 7, 21, 1864. 

Horace A. Herrick, b. 6, 10, 1827; d. Apr. 1914, in 
Chester; son of Asa above; 

m. 8, 24, 1853, Harmony Norton. 

Children, Born in Chester 
Vernon A., b. 2, 10, 1857. 

Henry Burt, b. 12, 26, 1861; Dr. in CI.; m. Mary Langley. 
Louisa A., b. 10, i, 1863; d. Jan. 1864. 

Augustus T. Herrick, 14th child of Isaac and Pru- 
dence above, b. 11, 16, 1801 ; d. Tw. 5, 15, 1873; Cong. 183 1 ; 

m. (i) II, 16, 1825, LauraMillard, of Pittsfield,Mass., 
b. 1801; d. II, 20, 1856; 

338 — Herrick 


m. (2) Mrs. Mary Patterson, b. ab. 18 16; d. 

Children, By First Wife 
Emily Peck, b. 12, 23, 1827; m. Moses Bishop, see. 
Horace, b. 2, 17, 1830; see below. 
Augusta, b. 1832; d. 3, 24, 1833. 
Norman, b. 3, 10, 1834; ^- 2, 8, 1838. 

Harriet, b. 8, 19, 1836; d. Mar. 1859; m. Cross. 

Clarissa, bap. 8, 27, 1837; d. 2, i, 1841. 

Horace Herrick, son of Augustus T. above, b. 2, 17, 
1830; d. 12, 5, 1894; 

m. 2, 20, 1855, Aurelia Franklin, b. 9, 7, 1835; d. 
2, 10, 1900; dau. of Alonzo Franklin, see. 

Albert, b. 11, 6, 1858; d. 8, 7, 1885; unm. 
Clayton, b. 6, 6, i860. 

Ellen, b. 2, 17, 1874; "n. 6, 20, 1900, Dan A. Chambers, Chagrin 
Falls; she Tw. H. S. 1895. 

Justus Tyler Herrick, twin of Augustus T. above, 
b. II, 16, 1801, in Worthington, Mass.; d. Tw. 5, 31, 1882; 
to Tw. 1834; to Aurora ab. 1825; farmer; he and first w. 
Cong. 1836; he dis. to Northfield 1859; 

m. (i) 10, 10, 1827, Caroline J. Cowles, b. 12, 30, 
1808; d. 10, 27, 1847; sister of Capt. Elisha Loomis Cowles, 
see; taught Tw. school; 

m. (2) 3, 23, 1848, Doratha Maria Gove, of Worthing- 
ton, Mass., b. 5, 13, 1807; d. 10, 22, 1864; 

m. (3) I, 19, 1865, Jerusha Louisa Stevens, dau. of 
Isaac Stevens, see; b. 4, 22, 1821; d. 3, 18, 1900; no chil.; 
Cong., Bible class teacher. 

Children By First Wife 
Lucretia, b. 8, 14, 1828; d.; m. Sidney B. Smith, of Solon. 
Elisha Cowles, b. 12, 25, 1829; see below. 
Rufus, b. 8, 5, 183 1 ; see below. 
Dr. Henry J., b. i, 20, 1833; see below. 
Charles, b. i, 9, 1835; m. in Ridgeville where he lived and d.; 



2 chil. 

Newton, b. i, 5, 1837; see below. 
Amanda Caroline, b. 8, 28, 1838; d. 5, 26, 1840. 
Caroline Amanda, b. 12, 3, 1841; d. 7, 20, 1859. 
Erwin Justus, b. 4, 23, 1844; d. 1915; m. 1869, Emma Terrell; 
Grand Rapids; one girl drowned, Edna Delphene, age 15. 

By Second Wife 
10. Eugene Gove, b. II, 22, i8q I : d. 5, 31, 1875; unm. 

Herrick Herrick — 339 

Elisha Cowles Herrick, son of Justus T. above, b. 
12, 25, 1829; d. 3, 20, 1899, inTw.; Cong. 1866; S. S. supt.; 

m. II, 22, 1854, Julia M. Wright, of Pownell, Vt.; b. 
I, 9, 1834; d. 3, 20, 1892. 


Caroline J., b. 3, 20, 1859; m. Charles Scouten, see. 

Elisha Wright, b. 11, 24, 1861; m. (i) Lettie Clark; m. (2) 

; CI. 

Cliff Carlton, b. 4, 12, 1864; m. ; Mich. 

Charles Guy, b. i, 27, 1868; carpenter and trapper; m. 10, 27, 
1894, Mrs. NeUie (Beardsley) Kellum; no chil.; see Kellum; she Meth. 

RuFUS Herrick, son of Justus T. above, b. 8, 5, 1831; 
d. I, 27, 1875; on Solon road in old house on Gillie place; 
No. Ridgeville; here i860; 

m. 6, 28, 1855, Sarah A. Upson, of Tallmadge, b. ab. 



Harriet, d. y. 

Herbert Haddock, b. Jan. 1868; m. ; Elkhart, Ind. 

Jay Justus. 

Alvin Upson. 

Dr. Henry Justus Herrick, son of Justus T. above, 
b. I, 20, 1833 ; d. I, 28, 1901 ; Cong. ; Williams College, 1858 
Rush Med. Col. 1861; surgeon in Civil War, 17th O. V. I. 
in Libby prison 2 mo.; practiced in CI.; prof, in med. col. 
surgeon general of Ohio under Gov. Foraker; summer home 
in Tw., where Mr. Dunscomb lives; 

m. 12, 8, 1863, Mary H. Brooks, dau. of Dr. Martin L. 
Brooks, of CI., b. 1841 ; d. 8, 14, 1909. 

Frances Hope, b. 12, 15, 1864; unm.; CI. 
Dr. Henry Justus, b. 9, 12, 1867; see below. 
Frederick Cowles, b. 10, 30, 1871, see below. 

Leonard Brooks, b. 8, 28, 1876; m. (i) Maud Tucker; m. (2) 
Audrey Donovan; Grand Rapids, Mich.; had Leonard Tucker. 

Dr. Henry Justus Herrick, son of Dr. Henry above, 
b. 9, 12, 1867; Worcester Univ., 1891 ; Wes. Res. Med. Col., 
1894; physician and oculist, Hudson; 

m. 9, 9, 1896, Henrietta L. Wilkes. 

Mary Martyn, b. 9, 18, 1897. 

340 — Herrick Herrick 

Frederick Cowles Herrick, son of Dr. Henry, Sen., 
above, b. lo, 30, 1871, Amherst Col., 1894; Wes. Res. Med. 
Col, 1897; CI.; 

m. Anne Crowell, in CI. 

Henry Crowell. 
Frederick C, Jr. 

Newton Herrick, son of Justus T. above; b. i, 15, 
1837; d. 3, 16, 1910, in Tw.; where Mr. Houghton lives; 
Cong. 1 861; 

m. (i) I, 19, i860, Abigail Wright, of Pownell, Vt., b. 
ab. 1837; d. Tw. 4, 24, 1881; teacher on Liberty St. 

m. (2) I, 5, 1882, Mrs. Nellie Yost, of Bedford, now 
in Youngstown; b. 2, 8, 1845; Cong. 1883; no chil. 

Jonathan E. Herrick, i6th child of Isaac above, and 
Prudence, b. 7, 11, 1804, in Worthington, Mass.; d. Tw. 
1,18, 1898, aged 93 ; to Aurora 1826; soon after m., bought 
farm i^ mi. so. of Tw.; cleared forest and lived there 60 
yrs.; built stone house 1845; township trustee; chairman 
of com. on soldiers' monument; Meth.; Cong. 1831. 

See Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1072; 

m. 4, 10, 1828, Phila Clark, b. ab. 1807; d. 5, 7, 1889; 
dau. of Leverett Clark, see; Cong. 1831; Meth. 


Burke Clark, b. 10, 25, 1829; see below. 

Earl, b. 7, 4, 1834; d. 11, 15, 1905; in Civil War; m. 3, 18, 1858, 
Lauretta B. Parker, b. ab. 1841; d. 8, 17, 1911. 

Electa Ann, b. 12, 10, 1837; m. ii, 24, i860, Lewis E. Ailing, see. 

Olive, b. 2, 23, 1840; d. 7, 14, 1851. 

Cyrus M., b. 2, 23, 1847; d. 10, 16, 1855. 

Burke Clark Herrick, son of Jonathan E. Herrick 
above, b. 10,25, 1829; d. 11, 15, 1905; business in Newbury; 
then on farm in Tw. ; to Akron 1868, where he had crockery 
store; in Tw. Inst.; taught 10 winters; pres. of Summit 
Co. Bible Soc; Meth.; prominent in chh. and Y. M. C. A. 
work; see Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 517; 

m. 2, 4, 1858, Hannah C. Cannon, of Streetsboro, b. 
ab. 1832; d. 3, 12, 1912, aged 80; Meth. 

Herrick HiCKox — 341 


Oakley Cannon, b. 10, 26, 1861; m. i, 5, 1893, Abby Lena Olin; 
no chil. 

Winnifred C, b. 12, 22, 1866; m. 9, 11, 1889, Frederick Eli Bruce; 
CI.; had Marjorie, 1890, Dorothy Winifred, 1893, and Leonard Herrick, 

Victor Marshall, b. 8, 8, 1872; see below. 

Victor Marshall Herrick, b. 8, 8, 1872; Akron; 
m. 8, 15, 1900, DeEtta Fisher, b. 8, 2, 1874. 

Robert Fisher, b. 1903. 
Earl Victor, b. 1907. 

William W. Herrick. Who was he? 

Frank Leander Hickman, b. i, 2, 1869; to Tw. 1910; 
on Streetsboro road; son of John W. and Margaret (Taylor) 

m. 6, 30, 1902, Harriet Hensey, b. 5, 26, 1878, dau. of 
Andrew J. and Caroline (Taylor) Hensey. 


Howard William, b. 4, 24, 1903. 

Alice Ada, b. 9, 8, 1905. 

Franklin, b. 1,8, 1908. 

Lewis Hidenicker, worked for Samuel Bissell hauling 
stone; had dau. "Maggie May Louise." 

Curtis Hickox, b. 6, 10, 1854; d. 3, 31, 1915; bur. in 
Tw.; youngest of 10 chil., two bros. dying a few weeks 
previous; lived a few yrs. in Tw,, where Dr. Chamberlin and 
Mr. Ferris live, then many yrs. in edge of Aurora; 

m. 5, 12, 1875, Georgietta Lasilla Carver, b. 6, 22, 
185 1, dau. of George W. Carver, see. No chil.; she now 
lives in Tw., so. side of park. 

Allen Hickox, b. ; d. ; in Tw. a few yrs., 

worked at hotel and in cheese factory; to Northfield and 
then to Mich. ; 

m. Mary Deborah Anderson, dau. of Robert McCord 
Anderson, see. 

342 — HiGBY Hill 

Lula, b. Northfield; unm.; Clifford, Mich. 

Stella, b. Mich.; m. Adalbert Appleby, son of Henry Appleby, see; 
Unionville, Mich. 

Sanford, b. Mich.; unm.; Clifford, Mich. 
Alida, b, Mich.; m. Folsom. 

Julia and Ann Higby, Bapt., dis. 1840. 

Joseph N. Higley, b. ab. 1806; here i860; on No. St.; 
house burned.; 

m. Susan W. Spencer, dau. of Dea. Brainerd Spencer 
of Aurora (.?), b. ab. 1810; both Cong. 1851 fr. Aurora, dis. 
to Youngstown 1864. 


Brainerd Spencer, b. Windham, 9, i, 1837; 155th O. V. I.; grad. 
CI. Law College; lawyer in Youngstown; mayor once; Tw. Inst.; 
Adelbert Col. 1859; m. i, i, 1861, Ruth Isabella Stevens, dau. of Dr. 
John G. Stevens, see. 

Harriet A., ; m. Allen; Tw. Inst.; Cong. 1 861; 

to Youngstown. 

JamesHill, b. 7, 21, 1801; d. 9, 14, 1872; built Wagner 
house; merchant; store on corner where Mr. Crafton is; 
building moved eastvi^ard and now used for postal telegraph; 
"queer"; store packed with many things out of sight; 

m. late in life, Mrs. Julia M. Smith, b. ab. 1808; d. 
2, II, 1875; mother of Henry Smith who m. Sarah McFar- 

M. Hill. 

Sarah Hill; unm.; Cong. 1858, dis. 1906 to Perrys- 

Tyler Hill, b. Vt. ab. 1790; d. 3, 13, 1869; to Tw. 
1830; many yrs. on Liberty St., first farm so. of present 
Bramley farm; 

m. Sarah (or "Sallie") Fish, b. ab. 1787-8; d. i, 13, 
1871, age 83. 


James; Ashtabula. 

Joseph, b. Vt. II, 30, 1824; d. 6, 29, 1913 in Akron; last survivor 
of his father's family; m. (i) 3, 14, 1854, Habitable (Mehitable.!*) Drake, 
and had 12 chil.; m. (2) 3, i, 1889, Mrs. Rosalia A. Spang and had 3 
more chil. 

Hill Hine — 343 

Ambrose; Cong. 1842; d. Mich. 

Delight; m. George Brainerd; d. in Brooklyn. 

Hannah; m. Edgar Bull; d. in CI. 

Sarah Jane, 1829-1910; m. Reuben Chamberlin, see. 

There was a Mrs. Hill d. 4, 22, 1833, age 29. 


I. Thomas Hine (Hind, Hinde) at Mllford, Ct., 1646; 
m. Elizabeth . 

II. Samuel Hine, b. I, 26, 1659-60; m. Abigail 

III. William Hine, bap. i, 9, 1703-4; m. (i) 1727, 

Abigail Hollinworth; m. (2) . By second 

w. he had Hezekiah. 

IV. Hezekiah Hine; m. Lois Bristol; ii chil. 

V. Jehiel Hine ("Hial"), b. 1761; m. 1781, Eliza- 
beth Johnson. 

VI. Jehiel Mann Hine ("Hial"), b. i, 2, 1800; d. 
10, II, 1894; came to Hudson 1828; bought farm in s. w. 
cor. Tw. ab. 183 1; built log house; in it many years; then 
frame h. and d. there; 

m. (i) Mary Pease, 1810-1865; and then to Tw. ab. 

m. (2) Mary L. Bateman, who d. in Tw. 

Children, By First Wife 

1. George G.; Akron. 

2. Horace, b. 12, 26, 1839; see below. 

3. Charles C, b. 5, i, 1842; see below. 

4. Hiel, b. ; Hudson. 

5. Henry, b. ; d. 1849-50 in Calif. 

6. Mary, b. ; m. (i) Egerly; CI.; m. (2) Dr. 

Munn; Calif. 

7. Harriet, b. ; d. ; m. Josiah Oviatt; i dau.Ella; 

m. O'Neal, Hematite, Mo. 

Charles C. Hine, son of Jehiel M. above; b. 5, i, 1842; 
lived in Hudson after marriage; township trustee and co. 
commissioner many yrs; see Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 


m. 10, 8, 1867, Ellen M. Farrar of Hudson. They 
had one dau. Florence Farrar, b. 5, 9, 1876. 

344 — HiNE HiNKSTON 

Horace A. Hine, b. 12, 26, 1839; farmer in s. w. part 
of town; now lives in Lakewood; 

m. I, I, 1861, Minerva Henrietta Post, b. 12, 21, 
1838; d. 2, 6,1911; dau. of Henry and Lucy Post. 

Frank Charles, b. 12, 6, 1861; m. 10, 2, 1883, Lillian McBridc. 
Edwin Ellsworth, b. 4, 19, 1864; see below. 
Arthur Horace, b tt t 1869; see below. 

Arthur Horace Hine, son of Horace above; b. 11, i, 
1869; farmer on Solon road; 

m. 1,6, 1890, LiNA Alice Hardie of Solon, b. 8, 7, 1871, 
dau. of George F. and Alice E. (Chamberlin) Hardie, see. 

Alice Estelle, b. 2, 12, 1894; Tw. H. S. 1908; m. 1909, Lee Shep- 
herd, see. 

Lee Everett, b. 9, 15, 1893. 
Harold George, b. 3, 9, 1900. 

Edwin Ellsworth Hine, son of Horace above; b. 
4, 19, 1864; 

m. 12, 25, 1889, Adelaide Caroline Hardie, dau. of 
George F. Hardie, see; b. 6, 16, 1869; d. 12, 21, 1898. 

Forest Edwin, b. 9, 30, 1890; m. 10, 25, 1913, Frieda Burian. 
Lloyd Luman, b. i, 17, 1892. 
Bruce Hardy, b. 7, 3, 1897; d. 11, 20, 1900. 

Homer A. Hine, b. Shalersville, 1865; d. in Akron 
1914; studied at Grand River Inst.; taught 4 yrs.; Cong. 
1887; to Akron fr. Tw. 1890; sec. and treas. of Star Drilling 
Co.; see Doyle's Cent. Hist., p. 429. 

m. II, 14, 1906, Jane Hall, dau. of John Hall. 

Nelson Hinkston, b. ab. 1817; here i860; to Hudson 
and then west, to HI. or la.; where Dr. Chamberlin lives; 
shoe merchant; see Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 849, for 
his troubles in Hudson; both Meth.; 

m. Mabel Clark, b. ab. 1815; d. 9, i, 1868; dau. of 
Leverett Clark, see. They had Elmer, in Inst. 1848, in 
Civil War, 7th O. V. I. and killed 3, 2, 1864. 

Elmira Hinkston, b. ab. 1840; d. 2, 3, 1864, perhaps 
dau. of Nelson above. 


Joseph Hinkston, bro. of Nelson, above; lived in Tw. 

Christian Jacob Hirschman, b. in Germany 3, 24, 
1848; d. Tw. 2, 15, 1910; lived at Geauga Lake, Solon; to 
Tw. 1893; on Hanchett and Rudd farms, each several yrs; 

m. (i) 1873, Christina Dietz, who d. in Germany; 

m. (2) 2, 19, 1889, Mrs. Gottlieben Mary (Frisch) 
Feiler, b. II, 6, 1856; d. in St. Louis, 4, 5, 1915; bur. in 
Tw.; came to U. S. 1888 with two boys. 

His Children By First Wife 
Christian Jacob, b. 1873; see below. 
Jacob, b. 1874; m. 1891, Lottie Myers. 
Lizzie, b. 1875; ^- 1904? Frank S. Miller, see. 
William, farmer and cattle dealer; unm.; lives on Solon road. 

Her Children By First Husband 
Edward Adolph Feiler, b. in Germ., 11, 9, 1883; m. 3, 2, 1902, 

Catherine Ruth Henson; St. Louis. 

Charles Francis Feiler, b. i, 13, 1886, in Germ.; m. 3, 8, 1911, 

Bertha Elizabeth Thompson and had Clifford Roy; St. Louis, Mo. 

Their Children 
Frederick Albert, b. 2, 16, 1890. 
Jessie, b. 11, 8, 1892. 
Harry John, b. Tw. 9, i, 1894. 
All now in St. Louis. 

Christian Jacob Hirschman, b. i, 19, 1873; farmer 
on Solon road; 

m. Dec. 1896, Hattie Elizabeth Johnson, b. 6, 5, 
1875, dau. of Adolph Frederick Johnson, of Solon. Meth. 

Gertrude Elizabeth, b. 7, 3, 1897; Tw. H. S. 1915; Cong. 1913. 
Frances Christina, b. 9, 27, 1900; Cong. 1913. 
Leonard Jay, b, 9, 19, 1906. 
Irene Viola, b. 10, 19, 1915. 

Cyrus Hodskin, here and over 21 in 1820. 

Andrew John Hoehn, b. in CI. 9, 21, 1875; unm.; far- 
mer on Hudson road, last house; to Tw. 1915. 

Christine Hoehn, sister of above, b. 8, 24, 1864, in CI.; 
to Tw. 191 5. 

Bennett McIntosh Hoff, b. i, 18, 1863; to Tw. 
4, I, 1896; on Bert Elliott's farm on Hudson road; son of 
Thomas Dye and Ruth Hoff; 

34^ — HoLCOMB Holmes 

m. 2, 7, 1892, Carrie Lillian Lemons, dau. of Amos 
B. and Minerva Lemons. 

Ruth Minerva, b. ii, 11, 1892; Meth. 1914. 
Bennett Wade, b. 5, 14, 1894; Meth. 1914. 
Orlo McKinley, b. 12, 2, 1895. 
Claude Amos, b. 2, 7, 1905. 

Eli Holcomb; s. w. part of town. See census 1833; 
name of wife not known. 

Electra Lucille, b. ab. 1826. 
Austin, b. ab. 1828. 
Francis, b. ab. 1830. 

Czar Holcomb, bro. of above, b. 10, 15, 1806; d. 6, 17, 
1868; here 1833 and i860; on Hudson road where Moses 
Bishop lived; Cong. 1834; son of George W. and Electra 
(Loomis) Holcomb; 

m. 12, 15, 1831, Belinda Post, b. 12, 21, 1812; d. 
9, 19, 1888; dau. of Joshua Post, see; Cong. 1831, 


Lucretia Maria, b. 3, II, 1834; d. 12, 23, 1911 or 12; m. 9, 2, 1861, 
Lemuel S. Fowler, see. 

Andrus; m. and had (i) Samuel C; m. Emma Reese, had child 
Grace, (2) Nellie May, (3) Charles H., m. Emogene Greely 1882. 

Henry, b. 8, 14, 1844; d. 6, 24, 1900; in 177th O. V. L; m. Melissa 
Andrews, dau. of Sa muel Andrews, see. They had Samuel H. of Akron 

Sherlock Holcomb, bro. of Eli and Czar; had Hol- 
land, b. ab. 1831, and Wells, b. ab. 1832. 

Martha and Mary Holcomb, d. 1834, both aged 14 
mo., perhaps chil. of Eli. 

Rev. J. R. Hollock, Meth. pastor 1836-7. 

Rev. HoLLOCK, Meth. pastor 191 3. 

Eli Holmes, b. ab. 1826; here i860; d. — ; shoemaker; 
to Mich.; no chil. but adopted 2, Catharine and Francis. 

Ellsworth Holmes, lived 3 or 4 yrs. where Mr. 
Stocker lives; went to Warrensville; now in CI.; 

m. Laura Cole and had a dau. who m. Mr. Cathgart 
of CL; had also Henry and Mary. 

Holt Hoyt — 347 

Howard Charles Holt, b. 10, 28, 1853, son of Charles 
Henry and Densie Cornelia Holt of Chester, Ct.; to Tw. 
1874; farmer; lives on Solon road; Cong.; 

m. 9, 26, 1875, Isabella Josephine Southworth, b. 
7,27,1854; d. 4,29,1915; dau. of Sylvester M. and Azubah 
Jane (Eno) Southworth, see; Cong. 


1. Cora May, b. 10, 14, 1876; m. 3, 10, 1897, Frank Twerell, see; 
Cong. 1894. 

2. Bertha Southworth, b. 4, 21, 1879; ^- ^Oj i> 1902, Frank 
Doubrava, see; Cong. 1895. 

3. Effie Cornelia, b. 8, 10, 1882; teacher; Cong. 1903; Tw. H. S. 

4. Nellie Bell, b. 2, 27, 1886; d. 4, 27, 1895. 

5. Elodah Blanch, b. 7, 19, 1888; teacher; Cong. 1903 ; Tw. H. S. 

6. Lloyd Edwin, b. 9, 2, 1894; Tw. H. S. 191 1; stenographer in 
CI.; grad. of bus. col.; Cong. 1908. 

Henry Holt, Bapt. 1878. 

Charles Honkanen, b. ab. 1881 in Finland; to U. S. 
1903; to Tw. 1909; laborer; lives near depot; 

m. in Randall ab. 1905, Lydia Maki, b. in Finland 
6, 9, 1882; to U. S. 1904. 

Lillian Mary, b. 6, 24, 1907, at Ashtabula Harbor. 
Walner Jalmari, b. 6, i, 1909. 
Karl Williams, b. i, 27, 1912. 

Mrs. Sarah Hood, wid.; b. ab. 1755; d. Tw. 2, 7, 1831. 

John J. Hoopingarner, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1847-9. 

Rev. Arthur C. Horrocks, pastor of Meth. Chh. 

m. in chh. i, 15, 1913, Daisy Barr of Brecksville. 

Frank Luther Hoyt, b. in Saybrook 7, 29, 1878; son 
of George W. and Lucinda (Gardner) Hoyt; fireman; to 
Tw. from Ashtabula 1915; Lucinda b. 3, 25, 1834; 

m. (i) Almira Wood. 

m. (2) II, 13, 1909, Lottie May Gardiner, b. 7, 22, 


Children By First Wife 
Doris, b. II, 26, 1900. 
George Albert, b. 6, 21, 1905. 

By Second Wife 
Ralph Norman, b. 2, 26, 191 2. 
Florence May, b. 3, 16, 1914. 

RoswELL HuBBELL, b. ab. 1788; d. 12, 10, 1861; here 
i860; near old mills; held seances; prophesied before the 
war: "There's going to be war right here, civil war; brother 
will kill brother;" 

m. Lucy , b. ab. 1792. 

Louisa M., m. Lot Griffith, see. 
Reuben H., b. ab. 181 1; d. 11, 10, 1848. 

Rev. John L. Huddlestone, Meth. pastor 1896-8. 

Philip S. Huff, b. 3, 19, 1873, in Bakersville; son of 
Lewis and Mary Huff; to Tw. fr. Fresno 1916; farmer on 
Charles Riley's farm on Liberty St.; 

m. 3, 21, 1916, Mrs. Grace (Croy) Brink, wid. of A. 

Children, By First Husband 

Clinton Abraham Brink, b. 10, 25, 1904. 

Ray Clifford Brink, b. 8, 24, 1907. 

Elisah Huff, bro. of above; worked several yrs. for 
Otis Bennett, also on other farms. 

John Wesley Huffman, b. 6, 26, 1875; came from 
Ind. ab. 1895; lives on Dodge road; 

m. 2, 5, 1903, LoRETTA May Wiggins, dau. of James 
Henry Wiggins, see; no chil. 

David A. Hughson, i 827-1 893; fr. Canada; black- 
smith shop where Alfred Bishop's house is; home where 
Harriet Lane lives; Cong. 1866; partner with Robert Gillie 
in saw and grist mill, Solon road, west side, first brook after 
crossing Tinker's creek. 

m. 2, 15, 1853, Emily Adaline Lane, b. 12, 8, 1827 (.?); 
dau. of Elisha Lane. 

Hull Hull— 349 

Children, Born in Tw. 

1. Mary Etta, b. 12, 5, 1854; d. ; m. 7, 18, 1872, Henry 

Johnson of Bedford, and had Clarence, b. 7, 14, 1873. 

2. Emiley A., b. 4, 17, 1856; m. 2, 12, 1883, Willard B. Russell 
of Cherryville. 

3. Milton E., b. 2, 6, 1858; m. 1885, Frasia L. Hillman; Youngs- 

4. George Herbert (?), b. 3, 30, i860; m. 1889, Emma M. Hoff- 
man; Sandusky. 

5. Eliza A., b. 10, 30, 1863; d. 1887; m. 8, 13, 1881, Charles M. 
Bancroft; Denmark. 

6. Edward A., b. 4, 13, 1866; CI. 

7. Estelle, 1868-1878. 


L JosiAH Hull; d. 1675; m. 1641, Elizabeth 
LooMis, dau. of Joseph Loomis. 

H. Thomas Hull, 1665-1720; m. 1685, Hannah 

HL Josiah Hull, b. 9, 10, 1707; m. 2, 3, 1732, Eliza- 
beth Redfield. 

IV. Amos Hull, b. 7, 31, 1772; d. 3, 12, 1850; m. 
Nov. 1798, LucRETiA Newell; d. 9, 14, 1834; Cong.; both 
d. in Tw. 

V. Samuel Hosford Hull, b. 10, 10, 1800; d. 1879; 
to Tw. fall of 1820 with Elijah W. Bronson; to Calif. 1849 
and d. there, three oldest sons going with him; farmer. 
Liberty St. where Ernest and Frank Post live; Cong 183 1; 
see census of 1833. 

m. Emiley Post, b. 6, 2, 1805; d. 5, 3, 1887; dau. of 
Joshua Post, see. He had sisters, Almira, and Huldah, d. 
9, 9, 1823, first bur. in old cemetery. 


Almira, b. 5, 25, 1826; d. 9, 15, 1859; m. 1844, Samuel Andrews, 

Henrietta, b. 4, 7, 1828; d. 2, 18, 1906; m. 185 1, David Scouten. 

Sylvester, b. 6, 22, 1830; to Calif. 1849; m. and d. there. 

Chauncey, b. 6, 30, 1832; d. 4, 27, 1887; to Calif. 1849; in Civil 
War; wounded; back to Tw.; unm. 

Amos, b. 3,30, 1834 (?); to Calif. 1849; d. there; m. Jane Bowman. 

Samuel Hosford, b. 4, 16, 1836; m. Carrie A. Riley, see below. 

Wilmot, b. 10, 10, 1838; m. Wealthy Nichols; see below. 

350 — Hull Humphrey 

Irena, b. 9, 21, 1840; d. 5, 25, 1912; m. (i) James Clifford; m. (2) 
John Nesbit (?). 

Pharies or Ferris, b. 2, 21, 1842; d. 8, 26, 1912; in Civil War. 
Emiley, b. 8, 6, 1844; d. 3, 31, 1885; m. David McElroy, see. 

Almira Hull, d. 9, 9, 1823, dau. of Amos (?), b. 1842. 

Samuel Hosford Hull, Jr., b. 4, 16, 1836; d. i, 31, 
1907; son of Samuel Hosford, Sen.; carpenter and con- 
tractor; in 21 St O. V. I. as musician and served as foreman 
carpenter to 1864; Cong. 1877; 

m. I, 14, 1874, Carrie Ardell Riley, b. 12, 16, 1854, 
dau. of Talmon Riley, see; Cong. 1877. 


Dwight Edwin, b. 5, 15, 1876; m. 1898, Louise Stineforth of CI. 
and had (i) Edwin Dwight, b. 5, 3, 1899, (2) Ardell Carrie, b. 6, 19, 1900, 
(3) Dudley Frank, b. 3, 9, 1914; CI. 

Lida Mary, b. 4, 15, 1882; m. (i) 11, 5, 1902, Claude E. Griffey; 
m. (2) 10, II, 1908, Horace B. Beaumont of Montreal; she Cong. 1908. 

WiLMOT Hull, bro. of above; b. 10, 10, 1838; d. 3, 25, 
1905; here i860; 

m. Wealthy Nichols, of Streetsboro; b. ab. 1839. 

Elton; m. Carrie Lane, b. 12, 13, 1867, dau. of Chauncy B. Lane. 
They had Florence L., b. 4, 14, 1890, and Lois M., b. 10, 20, 1894; Akron. 
Oakley; went west; CI. now. 

Chauncy Hull, Cong. 1831; d. 1846, St. Joseph, 

Florilla Hull, Cong. 183 i. 

Charles Hull, Cong. 1832; dau. of d. 3, 5, 1835, age 
5 weeks. 

Roman Humphrey, d. 1836; here 1820 and over 21; 
farmer, on old Roach and Reed place, Macedonia road; 
lawyer, practiced in a small way ab. 1840; bro. of Judge 
Van R. Humphrey of Hudson; 

m. 10, 25, 1814, Abigail Norville, dau. of William 
Norville; no chil. They adopted Pamelia, b. ab. 1822, and 
Maria, b. ab. 1826. Anson C. Davis, b. ab. 1829, Delila 
Millard, b. ab. 1816, and Lydia, b. ab. 1838, are given in. the 
family list in census of 1833. 

Humphrey Hurlburt — 351 

Isaiah Humphrey, bro. of above; d. 3, i, 1877; here 
1820 and over 21; b. Goshen, Ct.; on Reed and Roach 
place; in Tw. Inst. 2 yrs. and 6 mo.; taught; studied law; 
admitted to bar 1842; leader in patriot war, invading 
Canada; to Boston, O., 1851; active in raising troops for 
Civil War; offered colonelcy of colored regt.; 

m. 12, 22, 1833, Almira Wait. 


1. Ruby, b. 9, 28, 1834; n^- 1876, Stephen Green. 

2. Elwyn, b. Tw. 5, 29, 1836; physician in Peninsula 20 yrs.; to 
Akron 1885; m. 12, 20, 1857, Mary E. Holcomb, of Hudson. 

3. Lydia, b. i, 22, 1838; m. 10, i, 1857, Alonzo W. Hancock. 

4. Wallace, b. 7, 8, 1840; in Civil War; m. Sarah A. Smith, who 
d. in Boston, O., 7, 14, 1916. 

5. Isaiah, 1842-55. 

6. Almira Wait, b, 9, 6, 1844; m. 1864, Christian Bartzes. 

7. Delia Louise, b. 2, 22, 1848; m. 1872, Judge Robert F. Paine. 

Isaiah Humphrey, d. 8, 22, 1830, age 66, prob. father 
of Roman and Isaiah above. 

Jason Hurd, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1853; fr. Aurora. 

Robert Hurd; see census of 1833; he and w. charter 
members of Cong. chh. 1822; he on com. to frame and raise 
school and meeting house 1823 ; chh. seceder 1834, for which 
suspended as test case Feb. 1835; withdrew 1836; 

m. Polly (Mary.?) Brainard, of Haddam, Ct.; d. 
Aug. 1 841 in Hancock Co. 


1. Lorenzo Andrews, b. ab. 181 1. 

2. Wellington, b. ab. 1812. 

3. Mary Ann, b. ab. 1815. 

4. Robert Brooks, b. ab. 1817. 

5. Jared, b. ab. 1822. 

6. Anson, b. ab. 1824. 
Huldah, b. ab. 1827. 
Cordelia, b. ab. 1830. 
Edwin, b. ab. 1832. 

Nos. 5, 6 and 7 bap. 8, 24, 1828. 

Nestor Hurlburt, here 1820; walked between Goshen, 
Ct., and Tw. 5 times, the last time on wager to beat man on 
horseback; reached here 6 h. ahead of him. 

3 52 — Hurst Ingraham 

William Hurst, b. Ireland ab. 1810; d. i, 29, 1886; 
lived in last h. on Bedford road, where Mr. Adams lived 
until 1916; to Tw. 1861; 

m. Mary C. Spafford, dau. of Nathan, see. She b. at 1 
end of lane north fr. ice house road at bend; she b. 5, 7, 1837; . 
d. 3, 10, 1910. ' 

No chil., but adopted William Adams, see. 

Robert Hurst, bro. of above. Liberty St.; went to 
Hudson and d. ab. 1900; m.; no chil. His nephew, Robert j 
Hurst, worked for Charles Riley. 


Mrs. Mary O'Brian Hurst, b. ab. 1843 ; d. 3, 10, 1910. I 
Who was she.'' j 

Nathan Hutchinson, b. 4, 15, 1807; d. 6, 17, 1889; 
son of John Hutchinson of Mass., 1781-1810; here i860; 
north and off from Bedford road; 

m. Laura P. Parks, b. ab. 1814; d. 11, 10, 1889; sister 
of William and Lewis Parks. 

Caroline Ellen, b. ab. 1836; d. i, 16, 1870; m. 1856, Oscar Nichols, 
see. I 

Henry Huyk; m. i, 30, 1833 (.?) Roxy Francis. ' 


Frederick Wilbur Ickus, b. 5, 19, 1883, son of 1 
Joseph Henry Ickus; R. R. mail clerk; to Tw. fr. CI. 1911; 

m. 3, 2, 1908, Charlotte Adaline Waldo, b. 6, 13, 
1886, in CI., dau. of Joseph and Alice (Adrian) Waldo of Cl. ' 


Joseph Robert, b. 1,7, 1909. 

"Al" Ingersoll, in grocery store with Samuel Andrews; 
butter and cheese dealer; lived in different places around 
park; widower; had son Avery who went west. 

Abel Ingraham, b. 1787; d. Tw. 3, 28, 1862; here in 
i860; where George Walton lives; fr. East Haddam, Ct.; 
see census 1833; 

Ingraham Isler— 353 

m. Elizabeth Hurd, b. 1787; d. Tw. 9, 29, 1862; sister 
of Robert Hurd; both Cong. 1833; their house burned and 

she perished in it. 

Leander H., b. ab. 1810; see below. 
Eleanor Andrus, b. ab. 1816. 

Elizabeth Mary, b. ab. 1818; Cong.; dis. to Bristol, Vt., 1843. 
Chauncey Edward, b. 4, 13, 1821; see below. 

Leander H. Ingraham, b. ab. 1810; d. in Ct.; son of 

Abel above; here i860; back to Ct.; both Cong. 1833; 

m. ab. 1 83 1, Amanda C. Corbitt, b. ab. 18 14 (census 

says Lord). 


Emeline Laurena, b. ab. 1832; m. Hurd; d. 9, 25, 1852. 

Emiley; m. Ephraim Marble; she Bapt. 1853. 

Perhaps a girl. 

Mary; m. Silas Cook, see; Cong. 1840. 

Chauncey Edward Ingraham, son of Abel above, b. 
4, 13, 1821; here i860; on Ice house road where Jacob Gill 
lives ; 

m. 1843, Abigail K. Proctor, b. i, 25, 1822; d. 11, 29, 
1906; dau. of Henry E. Proctor, see; Meth. 


Elizabeth Electa, b. i, 23, 1848; d. 10, 15, 1888, Meth.; m. i, 17, 
1873, Quincy A. Odekirk of Fayette, la., and had Bertie, Everett, 
Marion, Blanche and Byron — all married. 

Marcus Lafayette, b. 7, 7, 1853; d. i, 24, 1874. 

Sarah Laurena, b. 6, 8, 1856; d. 12, 24, i860. 

Cora Rosalia, b. 2, 8, i860; m. 2, 22, 1886, Egbert Lambkin Upton 
of Fayette, la., and had Elvira Louisa, 1887, Elizabeth Asenath, 1888, 
Alice Cora, 1890, Harry A., 1892, Henry Wallace, 1896. 

Walter Keech Ink, b. Mansfield, 10, 10, 1883; now 
in business in Tw.; was salesman in CL; son of Charles and 
Ella Ink; 

m. 8, 20, 1907, Lottie May Wilson, b. i, 7, 1885, dau. 
of Charles H. Wilson, see; Tw. H. S. 1902. 


Harry Wilson, b. 2, 9, 191 1. 

Katherine Zella, b. 8, 28, 1913. 

Reata Ella, b. 3, 11, 1916. 

Joseph Isler, b. ab. 1837, here i860; cooper; 
m. Mary , b. ab. 1840. 

354 — ^Jackson Johnson 


Humphrey Jackson, infant of d. 9, 29, 1885, age 7 

Isaac Jayne, b. Eng. i, i, 1845; d. Tw. 5, 24, 1914; 

son of John and Mary (Burton) Jayne; to U. S. ab. 1878; to 
Neb. and then Tw.; quarryman many yrs,; justice of the 
peace 1896- 1909; Cong. 1878; S. S. teacher many yrs.; 

m. 10, 15, 1882, Charlotte Hardy Fansler, b. 11, 20, 
1850, dau. of Solomon and Lois Matilda (Parrish) Fansler; 
Cong. 1876. 


Frank Fansler, b. 10, i, 1883; mason; m. 12, 3, 1914, Jennie Oja. 

Clarence Earl, b. i, 23, 1887. 

Ethel Blanche, b. 9, 4, 1891; Cong. 1904; m. 12, 30, 191 1, Charles 
Erwin Wymer, b. Aug. 1884, of Columbiana Co.; they had Edith May, 
b. 5, 10, 1913, and Charles Emerson, b. 4, 26, 1916. 

Mrs. Mary Jennesek, widow; on Hudson road; 2 
boys, Joseph and James. 

Elsie H. Jewett, Bapt. 1852. 

John, a Swede, drowned 7, 16, 1900; boarded at Charles 
Wilson's; transient. 

Axel Theodore Johnson, b. 11, i, 1876, in Sweden; 
to U. S. 1879; son of Adolph Frederick and Eva Matilda 
Johnson of Solon ; farmer on Liberty St. since spring of 1916; 

m. II, 24, 1899, Mary Jane Corbett, b. 11, 13, 1876, 
dau. of Milo A. Corbett, see. 


Willis Andrew, b. 4, 9, 1901. 

Eva May, b. 10, 7, 1905. 

Charles Tury Johnson, b. 2, 12, 1880, son of Adolph 
Frederick and Eva Matilda Johnson of Solon; farmer; 
bought old Hanchett place on Solon road; 

m. 7, 23, 1902, Elizabeth Emiley Jacobson, b. 3, 26, 
1881, dau. of August and Charlotte C. Jacobson. 


Ralph Edward, b. 11, 23, 1903. 

Arthur William, b. i, 23, 1908. 

Harold Charles, b. 10, 21, 1913. 

Johnson Johnson— 355 

Philip Johnson, Cong. 1877; to Tuscora, N. Y., 1878. 
George P. Johnson; in Dist. 7, 1849. 
Ed Johnson; in Dist. 7, 1857. 
Maranda Johnson; in Dist. 7, 1863. 

Edward J. Johnson, son of Timothy on Liberty St. 
who m. Mary Streeter, b. Constantia, N. Y., 10, 3, 1842; d. 
2, 23, 1906; to Tw. 1868; farmer; in 41st O. V. I.; 

m. 12, 24, 1867, Lydia Chapman, b. 6, 18, 1847; d. 
5, 8, 1900; dau. of Albert Chapman, see. 


Albert Edward, b. 2, 26, 1871; d. 3, 26, 1888. 

Arthur J., b. 8, 4, 1874; see below. 

Arthur J. Johnson, b. 8, 4, 1874; d. 11, 28, 1902; 
Meth. ; 

m. 2, 28, 1894, IvA Bell Greer, b. 2, 20, 1877, dau. of 
Alonzo W. and Marinda Jane (Wood) Greer. Iva Bell m. 
(2) Perry Kever, see; she Meth. 

Bernice Ellen, b. 4, 8, 1897; m. 7, 12, 1915, Harry Bennett, see; 
Meth. ; 

Beatrice Elizabeth, b. 11, 12, 1898; Meth. 

Henry Johnson, d. 4, 17, 1834, age 31. 
Robert Johnson, b. ab. 1851 ; d. i, 11, 1911. 
Wellington Johnson, b. ab. 1815; d. 4, 16, 1888. 

Joseph Johnson; see census of 1833; lived where 
Wm. Parks and Oscar Chamberlin afterwards lived; wife, 
b. ab. 1800; d. 5, 31, 1835, probably 2nd wife. 

Anson Blake, b. ab. 1811. 
Nancy, b. ab. 1814. 
James Havens, b. ab. 1816. 

Emily, b. ab. 1822; Bapt. 1838-45; m. Ellis. 

Harriet Newell, b. ab. 1824. 
Lovina, b. ab. 1827. 
Elizabeth, b. ab. 1829. 
Joseph, b. ab. 1832. 
Another, still born, 1835. 

3S6 — Johnson Judson 

Silas Johnson and wife; see census of 1833. [ 

Children j 
Mary Ann, b. ab. 1822; Bapt. 

Lucretia, b. ab. 1823. \ 

Matilda, b. ab. 1831. j 

Child of d. 12, 20, 1830. I 

Rev. a. S. Jones, pastor of Baptist Church, 1844-5. 

Mrs. Sarah (Edson) Jones, b. Hartford, Ct. ab 1809; \ 

m. (i) Jeduthan Freeman. ' 

m. (2) William Jones; Hved in old age with her dau., | 

Mrs. Dr. Griste. I 

Julius Jones; in Civil War; name on monument. 1 

Emma, Louise and John H. Jones in Dist. No. 7 in the ; 
fifties. Who were they? I 

William Lester Jones, b. in Wis. 7, 22, 1866; son of' 
William C. and Blanch A. Jones who were b. in Eng.; in 
CI. many yrs; to Tw. 1907; bought old Nelson Dodge place ; 
on Dodge road; j 

m. 8, 5, 1886, Nettie Howe, b. i, 24, 1865, Cong.; dau. I 
of Ferdinard Howe, 1837-1910, and Harriet Ann (Mclntyre) ; 
Howe, b. 1827; m. 1862. ! 

Children I 

Clarence Ferdinand, b. 7, 17, 1887; m. 9, 17, 1908, Minnie Alice; 
Erb; CI. 1 

Adelbert Lester, b. 7, 31, 1889; m. 7, 29, 191 1, Flora Groder. \ 

Rev. Charles Frederick, b. 9, 5, 1891 ; Tw. H. S. 1910; grad. of M_t. 
Union Col. 1913; Boston Meth. Sem. 1916; m. 7, 21, 1914, Lela Marie ^ 
Todd; Cong. I 

Hattie Blanche, b. 2, 6, 1896; d. 5, 6, 1900. 

Mason Collins, b. 2, 17, 1903; Cong. 1915. 

Joseph, the Indian boy, b. ab. 1836; d. 9, 18, 1849; see 

William B. Judd, blacksmith, where Mrs. Curtis' 
house is; shop near Kraf ton's corner; to Calif, and back 

1849; infant of d. 9, 30, 1848; m. Eunice ; both^ 

Meth. His bro. Ed. also here. I 

Rhoda F. Judson, Cong. 1830. 

JuHNKE Kelsey— 357 

GusTAF Carl Juhnke, b. lo, 5, 1859, in Ger.; to U. S. 

1885; CI., Tw. 1903-07, and again 191 5; Bedford road; 

m. 10, 20, 1888, Henrietta Augusta WoiDE, b. 10, 24, 

1869, in Ger.; came 1886. 

Elizabeth, b. CI. 9, 14, 1889; m. 1909, William P. Beck. 
Viola Henrietta, b. 6, 27, 1899. 


Rev. H, Kellogue, Meth. pastor 1843. 

John Kellum, of Shalersville; 

m. 8, 26, 1883, Nellie Olivia Beardsley, b. 8, 13, 
1867, dau. of Amos and Elnora (Cannon) Beardsley, see. 
She m. (2) 10, 27, 1894, Charles Guy Herrick, see. 


Adah May, b. 12, 27, 1888; d. 2, 17, 1913; m. 5, 25, 1903, Chades 
Minner of Newcastle, Pa.; lived here 5 mo. 1909-10; they had (i) Eva 
Elnora, b. 10, 26, 1908; d. 3, 23,1913; 2() Frank Edgar, b. 2, 5, 1911; d. 
3, 18, 1913. Mother and 2 chil. bur. in Tw. 

Rossie Beardsley, b. 2, 5, 1890; Tw. H. S. 1906; m. 1909, Anna 
McNiece, CI.; had Lucille, b. 3, 13, 1910. 

S. D. Kelly, fr. Solon; kept the hotel here; 
m. Sarah (f) Eggleston, of Aurora. 

Sarah, m. Delos O'Dell, son of John O'Dell, see, and had Eva who 
m. Miles Bacon, Northfield. 
Artie, a girl. 

Carrie, learned trade with Mrs. Riley; unm.; Chicago. 

David and Moses, who went to Texas. 
Hiram L.; now in Marfi, Texas. 

Mrs. Harriet Kelly, lived here ab. 1914-15; mother 
of A. E. Crampton, see. 

James Hervey Kelsey, b. ab. 1801 ; d. Tw. 6, 18, 1833, 
by fall across a log trying to escape a falling tree. 

m. 6, 27, 1821, Fanny White, b. ab. 1801; d. 2, 28, 
1874; ^3.u. of William and Juliana (Pierson) White; Juliana 
m. (2) 10, 13, 1839, Moses Eggleston, see; Fanny Cong. 

1870. They had son d. 3, 18, 1833, 3 mo. They also had 
Oscar O., see below. 

358 — Kelsey Kennedy 

Oscar Orlando Kelsey, b. 2, 4, 1829, on Solon road 
across street from where he spent his Hfe; d. suddenly Oct. 
22, 1912; farmer; Cong. 1871; deacon 1909 until death; 
^ m. II, 24, 1852, Augusta Lane, b. 4, 4, 1829; d. 3, 21, 
1907; dau. of Luman Lane, see; Cong. 1871; tea. Tw. 
Inst. 1853. They had Emma Irene, b. 1854; d. 4, 6, 1908; 
studied at Oberlin; m. 1872, Wallace W. Chamberlin, see. 

Sherman Kelsey; Cong. 1838; 

m. Asenath S. Post; Cong. 1834; d. 9, 27, 1841, age 

Rev. B. Kennedy, Meth. pastor 1868. 

Justin Theodore Kennedy, b. 1824; d. 1910; son of 
Justin and Betsy (Hathaway) Kennedy of Aurora, b. in 

m. (i) Huldah Adaliza Rood, 1833-1882; Cong. 1866; 
of Charlestown; dau. of William and Huldah (Stevens) 

m. (2) Hattie J. Eldredge, of Aurora, b. 1839; now in 



Frank Clayton, 1853-89. 

Fred Clarence, 1855-1892; m. 1886, Emma A. Gurley, now of CI. 

Harry Burnham, 1860-1885. 

Paul Everett, b. 1870; m. 1894, Dora Foster McMurray, Pomona, 

The last 3 chil. b. in Tw. 

Hannah E. and Martha J. Kennedy, teachers in Tw. 
Inst. 1851-2. 

Rev. Philo Perry Kennedy, i 820-1 888; here i860; 
pastor of Bapt. chh. 1858-62; where Mr. Fowler lives on 
North road; son of Eber and Mary Alice Kennedy; came 
from Aurora, where he d. and was bur.; 

m. (i) 1846, Sarah Grow, 1827-63; dau. of Artimas 
and Rosaltha Grow; 

m. (2) ab. 1864, Mary Alice Havens; Calif. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Charles Henry, 1848-1907; m. 1876, Mary Matthews. 

2. Frances, 1849-65. 

3. Rosa Irena, 1851-66. 

4. Edwin Wait, b. 1853; m. 1879, Mary BoUwine. 

Kerr King— 359 

5. Mary ("Minnie") Alice, b. 1855; m. 1879, Hart Risley of 
Streetsboro; CI. 

6. Philo Perry, 1 860-1 881. 

Others d. in infancy; one boy d. 9, 23, 1858, age 5 mo. 

Children By Second Wife 

Sarah ("Birdie"); m. Orrin Farrar. 
Kate Estelle; m. Rugg. 

Earl Snyder Kerr, b. Freeport, 9, 10, 1889; son of 
Boyd and Leora May (Snyder) Kerr; Ohio Wesleyan Col. 
1913; supt. Tw. schools 1913 to present time; 

m. 8, 14, 1913, Veda Virgilia Fitch, b. Freeport 
7, 13, 1889, dau. of William F. and Hannah Elizabeth (Wall) 
Fitch; Muskingum Col. They had Leora Elizabeth, b. 
6, 19, 1914- 

Rev. Thomas H. Kerr, pastor of Meth. chh., Dec, 
1908, to Oct. I, 1909. 

William S. Kerruish, parents from Isle of Man, b. 
10, 30, 1831 ; studied at Tw. Inst., then in Wes. Res. Col. in 
class of 1855 for 2 yrs; then graduated at Yale Col. 1855; 
taught languages one year in Tw. Inst., then studied law in 
CI. and has practiced there since 1857, 59 yrs.; 

m. Oct. 1859, Margaret QuAYLE, b. 12, 27, 1834. They 
have had 8 chil., six of whom were living on his 80th birth- 

Perry Kever, b. 4, 7, 1870; son of John Van Buren 
and Mary (Reid) Kever; lives north side of park; 

m. 4, 7, 1904, Mrs. Iva Bell (Greer) Johnson, wid. 
of Arthur Johnson, see; no chil. 

Keyes; farmer on Fred Stanley place; 

m. , b. ab. 1822; d. 3, 3, 1877. 

Burton; m. Kate Bishop, dau. of Moses Bishop, see; had Bertine 
who m. Ralph Sceese of Hudson. 

Eunice; m. Benton Baker, see; Darrowville. 

Leonard Kilborn; here 1820; 

m. 1821, Eunice Dodge, b. ab. 1802; d. 11, 20, 1841; 
2nd wedding in Tw. ; she dau. of John Dodge. 

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron King, both Bapt. 1838-9. 

360 — King Kingzett 

Walter D. King, b. Ind. i, 8, 1870, son of Doaster 
King; in CI. 30 yrs.; to Tw. 19 12 on Aurora road; car- 
penter; farmer; 

m. 9, 22, 1900, Mary Ellen Lohr, dau. of Mr. and 
Mrs. Jacob Lohr; b. 10, 22, 1874; Cong. 1913. 

Myrna Margaret, b. CI. 6, 6, 1901. 
Dorothy A., b. 11,9, 1903; d. 12, 31, 1903. 
Clarence Eugene, b. 11, 29, 1908. 

Rev. Chester Taylor Kingsbury, b. CI. i, 25, 1821; 
d. 2, 22, 1903; grandson of Judge James Kingsbury, first 
white family to winter on Western Reserve; in Tw. 1862-3 
as pastor Meth. chh.; 

m. (i) 9, 6, 1846, Lucy F. Hart, b. Sept. 1822; d. 
7, 6, 1862; 

m. (2) 5, 12, 1863, Mary Elizabeth Carter, b. 3, 26, 
1835; dau. of Thaddeus A. Carter, see; she now in Alliance. 

By first wife he had Ada. 

By second wife he had Genevieve Marie, b. 8, 22, 1869; 
m. 10, 7, 1896, Arthur Wright and had Helen EHzabeth, b. 
11,7, 1897. 

John Henry Kingzett, b. 1,6, 1863, son of John and 
Sarah (Ingham) Kingzett; to Tw. fr. CI. 1892; 3 yrs. on 
Hanchett farm, Hudson road; away 5^ yrs., back 1901 and 
8 yrs. on Hudson road, first farm south of stone house; to 
No. Dak. 2 yrs.; now in Hudson as overseer of Boys' Home 
farm; both Meth.; 

m. in No. Royalton, 6, 25, 1884, Florence Lucina 
Edgerton, b. I, 15, 1864, dau. of William and Eliza (Bark) 


1. VirgilHoward, b. 3, 30, 1885; m. 1910, Bertha Young; Hudson. 

2. Clyde Granger, b. i, 2, 1887; Clyde, No. Dak. 

3. John Henry, Jr., b. i, 19, 1889; m. 191 1, Garnett Clopher; 
Clyde, No. Dak. 

4. Frank' Edward, b. 2, 27, 1891; m. 1912, Cleo Leach; CI. 

5. Aha Eliza, b. Tw. 4, 23, 1893. 

6. Genevieve Lucille, b. Tw. 9, 4, 1895. 

7. Olive Marie, b. 4, 8, 1897. 

KiRKwooD Knopf — 361 

Andrew Kirkwood; d. 5, 8, 1837; came 1832; seceder 
fr. Cong. chh. 1834; t)ro. of Mrs. Robert Cochran, see; had 
Thomas, bap. 4, 10, 1836; m.; Dowaglac, Mich. 

Henry Klink (or Clink); lived in woods or field so. of 
old Dodge farm on Dodge road; bought farm in Fairfield, 
Mich., before 1851; 

m. Rachel Noel, b. 3, 22, 1816 (mistake, unless she 
was 2nd w.) 


Jeremiah, b. ab. 1814; saddle and harness maker, advertised in 
Ohio Observer 3, 28, 1834, as having written Aug. 1833 from Jersey City, 
N. J., and not heard from since, feared he had d. of cholera. 

Mary Ann, b. ab. 1815; d. 5, 24, 1892; m. George W. Carver, see. 

Josiah, b. ab. 1817. 

Ann Eliza, b. ab. 1821; Mich. 

Rachel, b. ab. 1824; m. Leman Bailey; Mich. 

Eleanor, b. ab. 1829; m. L. Treat (f); Mich. 

Child b. Apr. 183 1; d. 8, 19, 183 1; 4 mo. old. 

Julia Ann, b. ab. 1832; m. Sergeant, Mich. 

William, youngest; d.; Mich. 

Also Hezekiah, Delilah, Aurilla and two others; order of births not 

Mrs. Rev. Knapp, bur. in Jefferson; lived 

where Charles Wagner lives; she 

m. (2) JuNiA North, see. 

By first hus. she had 

Carey; m. Minerva Cannon, dau. of Porter Cannon of 
Solon ; 

Judson; m.; Geneva. 

August Knopf, b. 1839; d. 3, 30, 1915; to Tw. from 
CI., then to Aurora; farmer; 

m. 1876, Carrie Henrietta Klinger, b. 1857; dau. 
of Lewis and Minnie Klinger. 

Lydia Augusta, b. 1877. 

Matilda, b. 1880; m. 1904, Charles Rice, see. 
Minnie Carrie, b. 1882; m. 1908, Ellsworth Troyer. 
Fred, b. 1885; m. 1912, Sarah B. Patterson; see below. 
August, 1 887-1900. 
Amelia, b. 1889. 
Ida, 1891-92. 

362 — Knopf Ladrache 

Lena, b. 1893; lives at Otis Bennett's. 
William Henry, b. 1895. 
Lillie, b. and d. 1897. 
Carl, b. 1901. 

Fred Knopf, b. 3, 26, 1885, sonof August Knopf above; 
farmer; on Frank Bramley farm, Liberty St. 3 yrs. fr. 191 2; 
then to Solon; 

rn. 3, 5, 1912, Sarah Belle Patterson, of Solon, b. 
2, 15, 1889, dau. of William J. and Fanny Watson Patterson. 

William Robert, b. Tw. 12, 2, 191 2. 
Thelma Eloise, b. Tw. 10, 28, 1914. 

William Theodore Krafton, b. CI. 7, 10, 1872, son of 
Theodore and Jennett (Lewis) Krafton; he from Holland, 
she b. Utica, N. Y. ; came to Tw. 1909; barber; 

m. 7, 29, 1899, Alleta Ann McElroy, b. 10, 29, 1868, 
in Northfield, dau. of Alexander McElroy, see; no chil. 

John Kubik, b. in Bohemia 1845; to Tw. 1907; farmer 
s. w. part of town; 

m. Mary Stepankova, b. Bohemia, June 1849. 

Nine chil., all married and in CI. but the two following: 

Tony, b. in Bohemia, 7, 23, 1883, farmer and runs 
threshing machine; unm. 

Albert, b. 4, 21, 1895; unm. 

Solon Lacy, b. Aurora ab. 1820; here i860; 
m. Mary Jane Appleby, b. ab. 1837, dau. of Odell 
Appleby; 2 daughters. 

C. Alice LaRue, or Larne, Cong. 1895, dis. 1896 to 

Edwin Christ Ladrach, b. Rogersville 1871; to Tw. 
1904; farmer on Liberty St.; son of Gotlieb Ladrach, b. in 
Switz. ; 

m. 3, 4, 1903, Elizabeth Pauline Berger, b. 10, 6, 
1 88 1, dau. of Daniel Berger, b. in Switz. 

Lafferty Lamson — 363 

Florence May, b. 9, 29, 1904; d. 2, i, 1916. 
Sterling E., b. 2, 21, 1906. 
Dorothy Naomi, b. 2, 2, 1907. 
Carrie Gladys, b. 8, 10, 1909. 
Edward Russell, b. 9, 30, 191 1. 
Earl Daniel, b. Apr. 1913; d. 5, 3, 1913. 
Irene Anna, b. 9, 11, 1914. 

Thomas R. Lafferty, here several yrs.; worked on 
farm; telegraph operator; CI, 

m. Emma Root, dau. of Riley and Cornelia (Brown) 


Nellie, d. y. 

Roger Theodore, grad. of Harvard Col. 

Nathan (.?) Lamb, on Nathaniel Reed place 2 or 3 yrs., 
and first Horace Chamberlin place. 

Andrew, b. ab. 1842 (?); in Civil War. 
Mary, b, ab. 1850. 
Orris, b. ab. 1852. 
Willard, b. ab. 1854. 
Sarah, b. ab. 1856. 
Nathan; in Civil War. 

J. Harrison Lamson; to Tw. 1 861-2; bought farm on 
Solon road where Mr. Hine lives; to Bedford; 
m. Genette. 


Sarah, b. ab. 1853; d. 6, 28, 1864. 

Mary L. ("Minnie") b. 1854; d. 1886; m. Charles Morse of Bed- 
ford; no chil. 

Harry B., b. 1858; no chil.; Bedford. 

Cora, b. ; d. 4, ii, 1913; m. C. D. Hubbell and had 2 boys. 

Roy, b. 1870; m.; no chil.; Bedford. 

Harry Lamson, nephew of one above; here 15 or 20 
yrs. ago; where John Stocker lives; to Bedford. 

Mr. Lamson, on Solon road; m. Mathews, 

sister of Mrs. Daniels; she m. (2) Mr. Ham; here ab. i860. 

364 — Lane Lane 


I. Robert Lane, fr. Derbyshire, Eng.; early settler 
of Stratford, Ct.; m. 12, 19, 1665, Sarah Pickett, 1648- 
1725; 10 chil. 

IL Dea. John Lane, 1674-1759; m. (i) 1700, Lydia 
Kelsey; m. (2) 171 1, Hannah Parks; 10 chil., 5 by each 

in. Joseph Lane, b. 1723; m. (i) 1751, Rachel 
Pond; m. (2) 1761, Lydia Kirtland; 7 chil. 

IV. Philip Lane, 1766; m. 1795, Rebina Nettleton; 
10 chil.; Luman, Henry, Harvey, Chauncey, Julius, Abner, 
Nathan, Lovina, Harriet and Polly. Luman, Chauncey and 
Julius came to Tw. 

V. Luman Lane, b. Killingworth, Ct., 10, 30, 1796; 
d. Tw. 4, 17, 1879; farmer; to Tw. 1820, walking the 600 
mi., 46 of them the last day; settled on farm on Solon road, 
two mi. fr. center, where son, Charles, and g'dson, Hosmer, 
have lived; charter mem. of Cong. chh. and active mem. 
until death, 57 yrs.; township trustee and clerk several yrs.; 
joint author with Ethan Ailing, of Hist, of Tw. i860, see. 

See Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1064; 

m. (i) 12, 25, 1823, Irena Thomas, fr. Woodbridge? 
Ct., b. 1804; d. 5, 19, 1838; charter mem. of Cong, chh.; 
lived in Ethan Alling's family; 

m. (2) in Aurora, 4, 16, 1839, Miss Emma Parish, fr. 
Morristown, Vt., b. 1805; d. 6, 4, 1882. 

Children By First Wife 

Charles, b. Tw. 11, 29, 1824; see below. 

2. Albert, b. 5, 23, 1826; see below. 

3. Charlotte Esther, b. 1827; d. 5, 9, 1828, age 10 mo. 

4. Augusta, b. 4, 4, 1829; m. 11, 24, 1852, Oscar O. Kelsey, see. 

5. Edward, b. 4, 10, 1831; see below. 

6. Emeline, b. 1832; d. 9, 28, 1846. 

7. Sarah, b. 5, 11, 1836; m. (i) ii, 8, 1864, Elisha White, see; m, 
(2) I, 22, 1868, Gideon H. Mills; see. 

Another d. y. 

Child By Second Wife 

8. Mary Philena, b. 2, 19, 1840; d. 9, 17, 1868. 


Lane — 365 






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366— Lane Lane 

Charles Lane, son of Luman above; b. Tw. ii, 29, 
1824; d.Tw. 3,9, 1904; farmer, on father's place; in Cherry 
Valley, in., 1853-1861; converted at 9; Cong. chh. 61 yrs.; 
deacon 22 yrs.; S. S. librarian more than 30 yrs.; taught 
school many years; 

m. 8, 8, 1852, Ellen Kelsey, of Killingworth, Ct., b. 
2, 28, 1829; d. 10, 14, 1913; dau. of Daniel and Roxie (Hill) 
Kelsey; Cong.; S. S. teacher many yrs. 


Ella Augusta, b. 7, 31, 1855; Oberlin Col.; Cong. 1876; Meth. 
1887; m. 8, 20, 1876, Thomas Cochran, see. 

Hosmer Charles, b. 12, 28, 1857; Cong. 1876; S. S. supt.; deacon 
1910—; clerk 1899—; Oberlin Seminary 1891; preached in Florida; 
teacher; unm.; lives on father's old place. 

Albert Lane, son of Luman above; b. 5, 23, 1826; d. 
Hopkins, Mich., 4, 4, 1892; teacher and farmer; 

m. 12, 31, 1854, Delia A. Andrews, of Solon. 


Charles Bird, b. 2, 19, 1858; m. Flora Kidder; Hopkins, Mich. 

Clark Luman, b. 9, 27, 1862; telegraph operator at Grand Rapids, 
Mich.; m. 1883, Annie Pierce. 

Dwight A., b. 6, 3, 1866; m. 1889, Jennie Barnes; Glendale, Calif. 

Edith Philena, b. 8, 23, 1868; m. 1887, John D. Buskirk; physician 
at Shelby, Mich. 

Edward Lane, son of Luman above, b. 4, 10, 1831; d. 
at Chariton, la., 6, 4, 1874; 

m. (i) 1853, Melissa Bunce; 

m. (2) 1855, in Solon, Martha A. Bosworth. 

Children, By Second Wife 

Jennie, b. 3, 10, 1857; d. 5, 5, 1907; m. 1881, J. W. Parmelee, of 
Red Oak, la. 

Edward L., d. in infancy. 

Chauncey Lane, son of Philip above, b. in Killing- 
worth, Ct., 8, 31, 1803; d. in Tw. 3, 5, 1885; to Tw. 1828; 
farmer on Macedonia road i>^ mi. from village. 

See Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1045; 

n^- 5j 3I> 1837, Phoebe Worthington Bailey, dau. 
of Asher and Abigail (Smith) Bailey, b. i, 20, 181 1; d. 
II, 2, 1885. 

Lane Lane — 367 

Caroline Amanda, b. 12, 23, 1838; d. i, i, 1911; m. 5, 18, 1857, 
William Fowler, see. 

Chauncey Bailey, b. i, 14, 1844, see below. 

Chauncey Bailey Lane, son of Chauncey above, b. 
1,14,1844; farmer on father's farm; later in village; Cong. 
1877; dea. since 1904; trustee; treas,; S. S. supt. and 
teacher; justice of peace; pres. of Library Ass'n.; township 
trustee; pres. of board of education many yrs.; executor of 
many estates; in Civil War, 84th and 177th O. V. L 

See Doyle's Centennial Hist., p. 1071; 

m. 2, 27, 1867, Ellen Mary Ames, b. in Vt., 6, 5, 1843 ; 
d. 3, 13, 1913; dau. of Edwin and Anna (Scribner) Ames; 
Tw. Inst, one yr. ; teacher in Tw. and elsewhere; Cong. 


1. Carrie Adell, b. 12, 13, 1867; Cong. 1887, dis. to Akron 1889; 
m. 10, 10, 1888, Elton W. Hull, of Akron, see. 

2. Daughter, d. y., 12, 28, 1869. 

3. Frank Chauncey, b. 12, 3, 1871; d. 2, 21, 1902; Cong. 1887; 

5. S. supt.; farmer; m. 9, 4, 1894, Cleora Belle Chamberlin, who m. (2) 
John H. Prescott. 

4. Edwin Ames, b. i, 6, 1874, see below. 

5. Edna, b. 4, 15, 1886; Cong. 1898; Tw. H. S. 1903; Oberlin 
Col. 1909; teacher in Tw. H. S. several yrs. 

Edwin Ames Lane, son of Chauncey B. above, b. 1,6, 
1874; Cong. 1887; business in Fort Worth, Texas; 

m. 9, 19, 1901, Mary Blanche Force, of Millersburg. 

Wilbur Chauncey, b. CI. 9, 8, 1905. 
Clarence Edwin, b. Texas, 2, ii, 1912. 
Dorothy Mae, b. Texas, 11, 3, 1914. 

Julius Lane, son of Philip above, b. Killingworth, Ct., 

6, 6, 1805; d. 4, 29, 1872; farmer on Solon road where 
Chris. Hirschman lives; to Tw. ab. 1828; paid $3,00 per 
acre for land; 

m. (i) 3, 21, 1833, Emeline B. Kelsey, 1815-1841; 
m. (2) 3, 2, 1842, Mary Charlotte Mann, b. 18 17; d. 
5, 4, 1889; dau. of John Mann, see; Cong. 183 1. 

Children By First Wife 
Harriet, b. i, 23, 1834; d. 6, 25, 1862. 
Sherman, b. 7, 6, 1838; see below. 

368 — Lane Lane 

By Second Wife 
Mary Emeline, b. 3, 23, 1844; m. 6, 27, 1876, Samuel E. Rideout, 

Abner Henderson, b. 4, 8, 1852; see below. 

Sherman Lane, son of Julius above, b. 7, 6, 1838; d. 
8, 22, 1910; wounded in Civil War; postmaster; town 
clerk; carried village mail 22 years; lived on North St. near 

m. 10, 2, 1866, Ermina Jane Hanks, dau. of Jonathan 
Hanks, see; b. 11, 13, 1845; d. 7, i, 1910; Meth. 

Harriet Emma, b. 5, 13, 1872; post office and telephone clerk; 
Meth.; unm. 

Florence Amelia, b. 11, i, 1874; d. 9, 18, 1882. 

Abner Henderson Lane, son of Julius above, b. 4, 8, 
1852; studied at Oberlin; Cong. 1866; dis. to CI. 1897; 
back to Tw. 1915 and bought place where Gardiner Par- 
melee lived on Macedonia road; 

m. 3, I, 1874, Mary J. Lee, of No. Solon, Cong. 1877; 
dau. of William and Isabelle Lee, of Solon. j 

Children ' 

Lenora Belle, b. 12, 15, 1874; Tw. H. S. 1896; studied at Oberlin | 
and Wes. Res.; grad. of CI. Normal School and of Woman's Col.; taught < 
many yrs. in Tw. and CI.; m. 7, 6, 191 5, Matthew John Pascoe of CI. 1 

Ernest Lee, b. 6, 16, 1879; Cong. 1891, dis. to CI. 1897; m. 12, 5, 1 
1906, Bertha Daubert; near CI. I 

Elisha Lane, son of John and g'dson of Dea. John (see 
Pedigree above), b. No. Killingworth, Ct., 10, 23, 1783; d., 
Tw. 3, 15, 1866, age 82>^; lived on North St.; j 

m. (i) ab. 1809, Mary Clark, b. 12, 18, 1783; d. Tw. 
6, 8, 1837; Cong. 1834; 

m. (2) Lucy M. Holt, b. ab. 1805; d. Hopkins, Mich., 
I, 31, 1872; Cong. 1840. 

Children, By First Wife 

1. Mary, b. 2, i, 1811; d. 2, 13, 1837; Cong. 1831; m. Elisha 
Cowles, see. 

2. Eliza Ann, b. i, 12, 1813; d. Deerfield, Mich., 4, 26, 1891; 
Cong. 1834; m. I, 18, 1838, Josiah Redfield, see. 

3. William Clark, 1815-1856; m. 1843, Mary Ann Chase, or 
Clapp; Sparta, Tenn. 

Lane L each— 369 

4. Harriet Marie, b. 6, 22, 1818; d. Tw. Sept., 1837-8; Cong. 

1834- ^ ., 

5. Emily Adaline, b. Tw. 12, 8, 1827-8; d; m. 2, 15, 1853, David 

A. Hughson, see. 

Jared Lane, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1850. 

Albert S. Lankton, b. ab. 1849; one of the boys 
brought from N. Y. City; Hved at O. O. Keisey's; came ab. 
1858-60; went back; wrote a few times and then no further 
word from him. 

Isaac Lanning, b. ab. 1835; here i860; s. e. part of 
town; worked for Cephas Bissell; in Civil War; 

m. LuciNDA Jane Beardsley, b. ab. 1835; dau. of 
Davis Beardsley; to Hancock Co.; she d. 

David Lanning, bro. of above and lived with him; 

Rev. E. C. Lattimer, Meth. pastor 1871-2. 

Mrs. Mary Lattin, Cong. 1858, dis. 1859 to Bedford. 

John Laube, farmer in edge of Solon 2 or 3 yrs. ; now in 
Boston; Cong. 1909; 

m. Anna Schernbacker. 

Ruby, m. Fred Johnson of Solon. 
Helena, m. Lawrence Sullivan. 
Boy; d. 
Hermon and August. 

Orris Bissell Leach, b. 10, 18, 1818; d. I, 24, 1899, in 
Tw.; son of Daniel and Anna R. (Bissell) Leach; fr. West- 
field, Mass.; to Aurora 1841; to Tw. ab. 1851; on Hudson 
road where son now lives; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., 
p. 1045; 

m. 4, 28, 1850, Sallie Maria Blair, b. 8, 21, 1819; d. 
9, 30, 1888; 23 yrs. a teacher; dau. of Isaac and Rebecca 
(Tyler) Blair of Aurora. 


Helen Adalaide, b. 10, 7, 1852; m. Lynn Hawkins of Moran and 
had Bert, b. ab. 1886. 

A son, b. 12, 26, 1854; ^- 45 7? ^^S5- 

370 — Leach Ledgsham 

Emma ("Birdie"), b. lo, 21, 1857; m. 3, 28, 1877, Frank Lorell 
Haggett, see. 

Manly Isaac, b. 9, 19, i860; see below. 

Manly Isaac Leach, b. 9, 19, i860, in Tw. and always 
lived on Hudson road; farmer; 

m. 3, 24, 1883, Florella Agnes Mosher, b. 5, 25, 
1862; Meth.; dau. of Alonzo Mosher. 


Maud Mabel, b. 4, 24, 1884; Tw. H. S. 1900; Meth.; m. 1911, 
Phil Ford of CI. and had Trent, b. 2, 17, 1913, and Manly Leach, b. 9, 

9> 1915- 

John, b. 4, 8, 1886; Tw. H. S. 1906; telegraph operator; killed 

5, 6, 191 3, by fall from telegraph pole. 

Pebble, b. i, 18, 1892; d. i, 18, 1893. 

Thor, b. 8, i, 1894; d. 4, 24, 1902. 

Rev. v. Leaks, Meth. pastor 1852-3. 

Rev. Robert Coit Learned, b. 8, 31, 1817; d. 4, 19, 
1867; pastor Cong. chh. 1843-6; first pastor after reunion 
of chhs. His ancestral line was Edward"^, Amasa^ Ebene- 
2er^ William^ Isaac^ Isaac^ William^; Yale Col. 1837; 
prepared most of Colt Genealogy; to Norwich, Ct.; 

m. (i) I, 19, 1848, Sarah Birdsey Whitney; d. 
7, 9, 1864; 

m. (2) 2, 13, 1866, LoRA Elizabeth Talcott. 

Six children; the eldest was Rev. Dwight Whitney 
Learned, b. 1848; Yale 1870; missionary to Japan; honored 
by the emperor, etc. Prepared in 1843 list of all who had 
ever been members of the church, and in 1844 a complete 
list of all who were members then. 

George L. Ledgsham, b. ab. 1801; d. 12, 18, 1874; had 
mills on Ice house road; mills burned later; 
m. Mary ; Cong. 1871. 

Mrs. Oxendale, a sister-in-law, lived with them. 

Alfred Ledgsham, son of above, b. ab. 1830; here 

m. Emma Read, of Strongsville, b. ab. 1835; in Civil 
War time wrote poetry for CI. papers. 

Lee Lemmon — 371 

Eli Lee, fr. Guilford, Ct.; in 1847 sold farm of 75 
acres on Solon road to Oliver O. Hanchett; both Cong. 1833, 
dis. 1847; 

m. (i) Lydia , b. ab. 1802; d. 3, 2, 1843. 

m. (2) Betsey , b. ab. 1808; d. 9, 26, 1845. 

Children, By First Wife 
Orriette, bap. 2, 27, 1838. 
Cornelia, bap. 5, 31, 1840. 
Elvira, bap. 6, 19, 1842. 

Elford E. Lee, Cong. 4, 8, 1849. 
George Lee, Cong. 4, 6, 1851; dis. 1854. 
Julius Lee, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1849, 1854-5. 

Samuel Denton Leech, farmer on Gillie place on 
Solon road; 

m. ab. 1902, LiLLiE May Hardie, b. 10, 20, 1875, dau. 
of George Francis Hardie, see. 

Raymond Stanley, b. 3, 31, 1903. 
Vernon Earl, b. 12, 6, 1904. 
Llewelyn Dent, b. ii, 25, 1906. 

Calvin Leech, lived a few yrs. on Macedonia road, in 
Dist. 7, and had Newton and Calvin. 

Cotton Leach, here 1820 and above 21. 
Levi Leach, here 1820 and above 21. 

Rev. Charles Harvey Lemmon, b. 8, 25, 1853, in 
Sandusky Co.; grad. of Union Biblical Sem. of Dayton, 
1883; pastorates in Un. Br. chh. North Robinson, 1883-6; 
Fostoria, 1886-9; Vanlue, 1889-90; Cong. chh. Tw. 1890- 
95; Union Cong. chh. CI. 1895-02; North Cong. chh. CI. 
1902-1915; New London 1915 ; 

m. I, I, 1873, Bessie J. Nehrhood, b. 6, 13, 1853; 
Cong. 1890-95. 


1. Mertie May, b. 11, 10, 1874; ^- i» !> I903j R^v. Carl W. 
Hempstead, see; Cong. 18905. 

2. William Burton, b. 5, 31, 1880; grad. of Case School; m. 
9, 8, 191 2, Carrie McGregor; CI. 

372 — Lenishaw Leslie 

3. Newlan Davis, b. 12, 23, 1881; m. 11, 29, 1906, Edna Norton 

4. Waldo Biddle, b. 3, I, 1885; grad. of CI. Law School; m. 3, 30, 

1912, Maryian Martin; Royalton. 

5. Alice Eliza, b. I, 23, 1887; grad. Grinnell Col., la.; m., 3, 31, 

1913, Prof. Alfred Basch, East. CI. 

6. Grace Warner, b. 3, 18, 1889; m. 11, 28, 1913, Rev. Walter 
Charles Schafer and had Charles Henry, b. 5, 22, 1915. 

7. Ruth Nehrhood, b. 10, 30, 1892, Tw.; m. 7, 28, 1915, Edward 
William Young; Kansas City, Mo. 

George Lenishaw? 

William Franklin Lentz, b. 5, 4, 1873, in Penn.; son 
of William F. Lentz, Sen.; to Tw. fr. CI. 1915; barber; to 
Macedonia 1910; 

m. 12, 30, 1893, Cora Mary Falstich, b. Penn., 8, 23, 
1872, dau. of James Falstich. 

Sesta Eliza, b. 6, 9, 1894; m. 11, 6, 1915; Robert Noble of Cl. 
Howard Casper, b. 6, 6, 1903. 
Arleen Mary, b. 7, 12, 1905. 
Ruth Naomi, b. 9, 4, 1906. 
Lucile Anna, b. 12, 28, 1910. 
James William, b. 7, 12, 1913. 
Earl David, b. 3, 24, 1916. 

Rowland Leonard, b. 7, 22, 1820, in Stark Co.; d. 
9, 30, 1893; 

m. (2) 2, 24, 1875, Anna Maria Howell, b. 6, 18, 1839; 
d. Tw. I, 30, 1914; dau. of Sylvanus and Ann (Quinby) 
Howell. She and son to Tw. on Hudson road one mile so. of 
village 4, I, 1900; there 14 yrs.; she Cong. 1901. 

Clyde Howell, b. 8, 26, 1880, in Kent; m. (i) 1908, Joanna Strat- 
ton; m. (2) 10, 15, 1913, Julia Delila Knapp of Clearfield, Pa.; Kent. 

Samuel Leslie, farmer on Young's road; now in 

m. ZuLEMA Spafford, b. 1828, dau. of Nathan Spafford, 


James, killed by boiler explosion Aug. 1915; unm. 
Nathan; Bedford. 
Rev. William W., Cong, minister, Ashtabula. 

Lewis Lister— 373 

Julian Lewis, b. 10, 24, 1834, son of George W. and 
Lydia Lewis; to Tw. fr. Streetsboro 1889; rented hotel 2 
yrs. of Mrs. Arvilla Clark, and lived in Tw, until 1907, except 
2 yrs. in hotel in Bedford; owns old academy building and 
Samuel Bissell home; had charge of cemetery and of street 
lights; in Streetsboro now; Cong. 1893. 

m. 12, 31, 1857, Sarah Louise Waite, b. 12, 21, 1836; 
d. II, 19, 1907 at Tw.; dau. of Jonathan and Abigail Wait; 
Cong. 1893. . 


Eugene Elwood, b. 7, 18, 1859; m. (i) 7, 3, 1881, Mary Emma Hart; 
Cong, and Meth. 1887; had Mabel, b. 7, 19, 1882; m. 1908, Albert 

Kate May, b. 10, 4, 1861; m. 12, 31, 1884, Irving Wood Nighman 
of Streetsboro, and had Abbie Louise, b. 12, 5, 1887; m. 1907, Howard 
Ferris of Tw. see. 

Jonathan Lewis, Bapt. 1838. 

Abraham L. Leighton, with wife's parents and worked 
father's farm in Hudson; 

m. 1895, Bessie Abbie Birdsill, b. 1874; dau. of 
William Isadore Birdsill, see. 

Donald E., b. Tw. 1896. 
Harmon B., b. Tw. 1900. 

Robert J. Linton, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1 860-1. 

Walter Scott Lister, b. 3, 3, 1871, son of Rev.James 
and Margaret (McKenzie) Lister, from Eng., now of CI.; 
lawyer in CL; Cong. 191 2; to Tw. 1907, buying and im- 
proving the old Richardson place on the Bedford road; 
mover in getting water works and electric lights for Tw.; 
chairman of Centennial committee; 

m. 5, 18, 1898, Minnie Frances Bartlett, of Brecks- 
ville, b. II, 18, 1876, dau. of Charles Oliver and Emma 
Rovena (Snow) Bartlett; Cong. 1910; member of Tw. 
school board. 


Walter Bartlett, b. 9, 29, 1899; Tw. H. S. 1915; Denison Uni- 

Alice Fay, b. 11, 23, 1901; Cong. 1914. 

Fanny Snow, b. 8, 6, 1904; Cong. 1916. 

James McKenzie, b. 3, 9, 1907. 

374 — Little Long 

John Little, here 1833; see census; on Macedonia 

m. Lucy . 

In census Gideon Case and Sally Little are given as in 
his family. 

Henry Livingstone, b. 4, 26, 1830, Watertown, N. Y.; 
d. Bedford, 10, 22, 1906; son of Henry and Nancy (Lacore) 
Livingstone; Henry, the father, b. in Ireland; to CI. 1837; 
Henry, the son, shoemaker and cheesemaker; in 177th 
O. V. I.; on Macedonia road; mem. of Summit Lodge of 
masons; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1046; 

m. 12, 25, 1850, Laura Doan, b. 5, 23, 1832; d. 10, 11, 
1888; dau. of Ansel B. Doan, see. 


Russell Henry, b. 10, 23, 1851; d. 7, 20, 1868; found hanging, 
perhaps accidental, while practicing after a show in which a man appar- 
ently hung himself. 

Ella Marie, b. 11, 7, 1853; Cong. 1887, dis. 1900, to Chagrin Falls; 
m. George Lafayette Fuller of Chagrin Falls and had Harry Livingstone, 
Jay Livingstone, James Livingstone, and Mina May, d. y. 

Laura AmeHa, b. i, 16, 1859; d. 12, 3, i860. 

James Lockert, of Richfield, Bapt. several yrs. from 
1878; came horseback. 

Sylven and Ambrose Lockwood, Bapt. 1834. 

Jane E. Logue, fr. Northfield; teacher in Tw. Inst. 

Adam Long, b. ab. 1829; here i860; lived in present 
Jayne house when it stood just south of Cong, chh.; his 
father, John Long, to Calif, about 1849 and d. there; 

m. Elizabeth L. Heather, b. ab. 183 1; dau. of 
Jarvis Heather, see; had child d. 4, 27, i860, age 10 days. 

Mrs. Catharine Long, b. ab. 1810; d. 4, 10, 1848. 
Was she Adam's mother .^ 

G. W. Long, lived awhile where Mr. Haggett lives. 

Phoebe Long, b. ab. 1840. Sister of Adam.? 
The above Longs were related but we have not learned 

LooMis Looms — 375 


Line in Eng.: Thomas, John and John. 

I. Joseph Loomis, son of last John, b. Eng. ab. 1616; 
d. in Ct. II, 25, 1658; m. (i) 1646, Sarah Hill; m. (2) 1659, 
Mary Chauncey. 

II. Nathaniel Loomis, b. Eng.; d. 5, 19, 1688; m. 
1653, Elizabeth Moore; he and his father, Joseph, were in 
King PhiHp's war. 

III. Hezekiah Loomis, b. 2, 21, 1668-9; d. 1758; 
m. 1690, Mary Porter. 

IV. Noah Loomis, b. 4, i, 1692; d. 2, 3, 1774; 
m. 1713, Sarah Morton, who d. 1781. 

V. Isaiah Loomis, b. 6, 28, 1730; d. 1811; 
m. 1755, Abigail Barber. 

VI. Elisha Loomis, b. 6, 17, 1780; d. Grinnell, la., 
5, 28, 1856; to Ohio fr. New Haven, Ct., 1810; to Tw. ab. 
5, 20, 1 817; one of first settlers of Tw.; town clerk 1820; 
capt. of first military co. ; major; Cong. 1828; sailed 
around world twice in ship Oneida, in which were brought 
Henry Obadiah and Thomas Happo fr. Hawaian Islands to 
Ct. Their coming gave great impulse to missions to the 
Islands. He built saw and grist mill on Tinker's Creek in 
s. e. part of town and run them many yrs,; 

m. 10, II, 1825, Eliza Mills, b. ab. 1806; d. 8, 19, 
1841, dau. of Philo Mills, see; Cong. 1824. 


Samuel, b, 2, 12, 1829. 

Philo, bap. 6, 5, 1831; d. 4, 12, 1832. 

Julia Eliza, bap. 3, 16, 1834; m. Rev. Nathaniel McConaughy, of 

Philo, bap. 6, 17, 1838, d. 12, 31, 1838, age 6 mo. 

Elisha Mills, bap. ii, 17, 1826; d. 9, 23, 1841. 

Note — Elisha Loomis was once held as prisoner on Spanish man-of- 
war, but got out of a port hole and swam 3 miles in a shark-infested sea, 
on coast of Peru. He was a picturesque character. 

Harvey Loomis, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1847-8. 

376 — LoRsoN LuTz 

Christine Lorson, Cong. 1883; to Newell, la., 1884; 
fr. Sweden. 

George William Love, b. 7, 19, 1871; to Tw. 1912; 
back to CI. 1915; 

m. 12, 4, 1895, Harriet Edna Johnston, b. 2, 20, 1871, 
dau. of Frederick and Jane (McLaughlin) Johnston. 

Gladys Vivian, b. 8, 28, 1896; m. 12, 25, 1915, James Thomas 
Norris; CI. 

Frederick Earl, b. 9, 29, 1906. 

Frederick Irvin Lovell, b. Jonesville, Mich., 11, 13, 
1859; to Tw. 1907; farmer, on Leonard farm 8 yrs.; son of 
Joseph Lovell; 

m. 10, 14, 1891, Barbara Edna Glass, b. Uniontown, 
12, 10, 1868, dau. of Henry and Sarah (Boyer) Glass. 

Raymond Irvin, b. 3, 6, 1893; grad. Ohio State Vet. Col. 1914; 
Akron; Tw. H. S. 1910. 

George A. Luke, kept the hotel 3 or 4 yrs. about 25 
yrs. ago; now in Ravenna; 



Alba; m. ; lives in CI. 

Charles A.; m. Orrie Nichols, dau. of Fremont Nichols, see; had 
several children; lives in CI. 

Bertha; m. Joseph Kirk, of New Jersey, and had Hazel. 

Myrtle; m. and died in a year or so in Ravenna. 

Henry Lusk, b. Hudson, 7, 25, 1827; d. 4, 29, 1888; 
son of Milton Lusk of Hudson, 1803-84, and Dency (Preston) 

m. 4, 2, 1848, Anna Mollie Tucker, b. Tw. 5, 17, 1827; 
d. 2, 26, 1899; dau. of Orrin Tucker, see. 


Emogene Azubah, b. 2, 28, 1849; d. 4, 17, 1916; m. 2, 28, 1870, 
Frederick Belden, see. 

Lillius ("Lillie") Aurelia, b. 2, 2, 1851; d.1916. m. (i) 10, 29, 1873, 
Elmer Luman Bishop, see; m. (2) 4, 15, 1891, Orson H. Nichols, see. 

Hattie Maria, b. 2, 4, 1854; d. i, 13, 1907; m. 12, 7, 1875, Richard 
H. O'Donold, see. 

James Bernard Lutz, b. 8, 20, 1881, son of Luther 
Matthew and Josephine Lutz; quarryman; Liberty St.; 

Madden Mahlar— 377 

m. 12, 25, 1907, Mary Maud Mansfield, b. 10, 13, 
1887, dau. of William and Sarah (Barter) Mansfield. 

James Bernard, b. 12, 4, 1909. 
Clara Mary, b. 11, i, 191 1. 

Mildred Agnes, b. 7, 23, 1913. 


Peter Madden, b. in Dublin, Ireland, 9, 7, 1828; d. in 
Euclid 12, 24, 1905; firm of J. & P. Madden, tailors in Tw. 
1851-90, where Bishop's store is; parents came to Stark 
Co. 1838; 

m. I, 20, 1880, Mary E. Grannan, of Cincinnati, b. 
9, 8, 1856; resides in CI. 


John Joseph, b. 11, 18, 1880, Tw.; m. 6, 2, 1913, Elizabeth May 
Drennan; i child; CI. 

Mary Frances, b. Tw, 6, 15, 1882. 

Peter Thomas, b. Tw. 11, 14, 1883. 

AHce Catherine, b. Tw. 2, 20, 1886. 

George Edward, b. CI. 11, 29, 1887. 

John Madden, bro. of above and business partner, b. 
in Dublin, Ireland, 4, 7, 1830; unm.; boarded 26 yrs. at Tw. 
hotel; now in CI. 

John Comaish Maddrell, b. Isle of Man, 3, 30, 1863; 
to CI. 1891; to Tw. 1911; farmer on Dodge road; 

m. 2, 18, 1893, Bertha Jane Morrison, b. Isle of Man, 
6, 4» 1873. 


Alfred John, b. CI. 12, 17, 1893; d. 12, 17, 1899. 

Eleanor Jane, b. 3, i, 1896; d. 7, 15, 1896. 

WilHam Quayle, b. CI. 4, 2, 1897; d. 3, 25, 1898. 

Paul Morrison, b. CI. 2, 16, 1901. 

Edwin Henry, b. CI. 8, 25, 1903. 

Clarence Hamilton Mahlar, b. i, 22, 1888, son of Louis 
and Katherine Mahler of Perrysburg; 

m. 3, 22, 1911, Edith Lulu Chambers, b. 4, 23, 1892, 
dau. of William H. Chambers, see. 

Glenn Alvin, b. i, 23, 191 2. 
Wayne Orman, b. 12, 29, 1913; d. 6, 5, 1914. 
Vernon Walter, b. 8, 16, 191 5. 

378— Malone Marshall 

Mrs. James Malone, worked in Wilcox cheese factory; 
one child; later she m. Harrison Green; went to Kan.; both 

Elisha Mann, b. & d. in Ct., in Rev. war; m. Sarah 
Henderson, b. ab. 1766: d. 4, 13, 1850; came to Tw. as 
wid. with herdau., Mrs. Nathaniel Wilcox; Cong. 1831. 


Fanny, b. 6, 13, 1790; d. 9, i, 1853; m. 1813, Nathaniel Wilcox, 

John, b. ab. 1794; d. 11, 25, 1834; m. who did not 

come to O.; had Mary Charlotte, b. 1817 and m. Julius Lane, see, as his 
2nd w. 

Sarah, or Sally, b. ab, 1799; d. 7, 14, 1848; unm,; Cong, 

Joel Marble, infant of d. i, 3, 1843. 

Jacob Markle, see census of 1833 ; where Arthur Hine 
lives on Solon road; 

m. Cody. 


Sena, or Scene, b. ab. 1817; m. 1835-6, Seth R. Billings of CI. 

Joel, b. ab. 1819; m. Eliza Jeannette; Cong. 1843, dis. 1844 to 
Findley; he Meth. 1843. 

Lydia, b. ab. 1821. 

Elijah Cady, b. ab. 1823, 

Elizabeth, b. ab. 1827, 

John, b. ab. 183 1. 

Emogene Markle, dau. of Fred (.?) and Eliza Markle, 

Jonathan Marsh, Bapt. 1833. 

Charles Harmon Marshall, b, Akron, 3, 14, 1846, 
son of Daniel Walter and Sarah King (Blair) Marshall of 
Rochester, N. Y.; in Civil War when 15 and served to close; 
in prison 9 mo,; to Minn. 1868; to Tw. 1890; indifferent 
homes; to No. Bend, Oregon, 1910; farmer, painter and 

m. 10, 14, 1877, Adah Elizabeth Smith, b. Hopkinton. 
N. Y., II, 20, 1849, dau. of Aaron Tyrrell and Diodema A, 
(Dewey) Smith. 

Marshall Mather — 379 

Robert Roy, b. July 1875; d. 10, 14, 1888. 
Clarke Sheldon, b. 5, 21, 1882; d. Tw. 7, 5, 1895. 
Howard Daniel, b. i, 23, 1885; d. 2, 5, 1889. 
Harold June, b. 6, 21, 1889; d. 7, 12, 1889. 

Samuel Marshall, see census of 1833; fr. New Hart- 
ford, Ct.; both Cong. 1833. 
m. Mary . 

Mary Minerva, b. ab. i8o8; Cong. 1834; m. Charles Hull. 
Libens R., b. ab. 1814. 
Laura Amelia, b. ab. 1819. 
Samuel Sherlock, 1822-1835. 
William Goodwin, b. ab. 1826. 
Julius Dwight, b. ab. 1828. 
Gilbert Riley, bap. 7, 14, 1833. 
In Dist. 7, Julius E., b. ab. 1854, and William, b. ab. 1854. 

Mrs. Alda Martin; d. 2, 13, 1895, age 23. 

Almon E. Martin, b. ab. 1849; in Dist. 7, 1860-1; at 
Rufus Herrick's. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Martin; both Meth.; he d. 
I, 31, 1901, age 77. 

William Martin, son of above; farmer on Hudson 

Area and Helen Marvin, Bapt. 1852. 

Milton Arthur Mason, worked at Mr. Oviatt's; in 
Civil War; name on monument. 

Nathan Mason, worked for Mr. Hawkins; in Civil 
War; name on monument; in Dist. No. 4 in early 50's. 

Mrs. Mason, a wid., sister of Theodore Kennedy's 
first wife, a Rood; on Solon road near where Mr. Hine lives; 
3 or 4 small children; Kitty, b. ab. 1861; in Dist. No. 2 in 
1865; her dau. Mrs. Clara Davis lives in Ravenna. 


I. John Mather, of Linconshire Co., Eng. 

II. Thomas Mather, of Linconshire Co., Eng. 

jSo — Mather Mather 

III. Rev. Richard Mather, b. Eng. 1596; d. Dor- 
chester, Mass., 4, 22, 1669; a famous divine; m. (i) Cath- 
arine Holt; m. (2) 1624, wid. of John Cotton; she d. 
1655; he father of Increase Mather, who was father of 
Cotton Mather. 

IV. Timothy Mather, b. Eng. 1628; d. 1684, at Dor- 
chester, Mass.; m. (i) Catharine Atherton; m. (2) 
Elizabeth Weeks. 

V. Richard Mather, 1653-1688; m. 1680, Cath- 
arine Wise. 

VI. Lieut. Joseph Mather, 1686-1749; m. Phebe 

VII. Benjamin Mather, b. Lyme, Ct., 9, 19, 1731; 
d. 12, 25, 1821; m. (i) 1753, Irene Pearsons; m. (2) 1763, 
Abigail Worthington. 

VIII. Elias Mather, b. Colchester, Ct., 10, 25, 1770; 
d. 9, 3, 1839; m. 1794, Abigail Marvin Swan. 

IX. Elias Worthington Mather, b. WilHamstown, 
Mass. 8, 22, 1798; d. 8, 28, 1879; in Tw. spring of 1817; 
one of first settlers; in 1823 after caring for others in time of 
much sickness he was very sick and barely escaped death; 
Cong. 1828; dis. to Vineland, N. J., 1863; 

m. (i) 9, ID, 1824, Phoebe Gibbs Henry, b. 1803; d. 
II, 24, 1835; Cong.; 

m. (2) 5, 29, 1837, Fannie Parmelee, b. 1810; d. 
6, 6, 1850; 

m. (3) 2, 12, 185 1, Eliza Herrick, b. 1820; dau. of 
James W. Herrick; Cong. 1840, dis. to Vineland, N. J., 1863. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Cornelia P., b. 12, 19, 1825; d. 3, 29, 1855; m. 2, 12, 1851, 
Harvey Baldwin. 

2. Charles Worthington, b. 5, i, 1828. 

3. Infant, d. y. 

4. Cotton Franklin, b. 10, 27, 1835. 

Children By Second Wife 

5. Lucius Carroll, b. 3, 13, 1839; d. 10, 3, 1841. 

6. Cassius Lamar, b. 11, 26, 1840; m. 1865, Rebecca M. Peabody. 

7. Frances, b. ab. 1842; d. 12, 28, 1861; Cong. 1861; m. . 

Matherson Matti — 381 

8. Helen Louise, b. 6, 7, 1845; m. 1871 Rummill; Cong. 

1861, dis. to Vineland, N. J., 1864. 

9. Lucius Frank, b. 7, 3, 1848; in Civil War. 

Children By Third Wife 

10. Harriet Eliza, b. 12, 18, 1851; d. ; m. 

11. Mary Maria, b. 9, 22, 1853; d. ; m. 

12. James Henry, b. i, 26, 1859; d. 11, 20, 1864. 

Timothy A. Matherson, b. ab. 1821; here i860; lived 
where Mrs. Betsey Clark lives; 

m. Jane , b. ab. 1821; Meth. 

Mary Jane, m. Frank Chamberlin, son of Philo Chamberlin, see; 
she Meth. 

Theodore (.''). 

John Matson, son of John and Anna Matson, who came 
from Sweden; 

m. 9, 7, 1899, Minna Lilwiis, b. in Finland, dau. of 
Erick and Anna Lilwiis. 


Charles John, b. 1905; d. 1907. 

Anna Hilga, b. 3, 18, 1910. 

Ellen Elsoafet, b. ii, 16, 1912. 

Gottlieb Matti, b. ab. i860; d. 2, 8, 1905; fell and 
broke back and a cripple many yrs.; he and she Cong. 1897. 

m. Cora Buss, of Canton; d. in Akron; she m. (2) 
Fred Kyle, of Kent. 


Minnie, m. John Doolittle of Kent. 

Samuel, who m. Ida Dorner of Akron. 

Ida, Tw. H. S. 1906; m. John P. Furtsh, of Alliance. 

All Cong. 1897. 

Robert George Matti; bro. of Gottlieb above and 
son of John and Katherine Matti; b. i, 23, 1866; farmer in 
west part of town; 

m. 9, 29, 1892, Mrs. Ida May (Montgomery) Matti, 
dau. of Samuel and Mercia Montgomery; b. i, 26, 1866; 
she m. (i) Samuel Matti, b. 6, 18, 1854; d. 10, 4, 1891. 


Rolland Samuel, b. 2, 22, 1890; m. 11, 3, 1915, Margaret Campbell; 
he son of first hus. 

382 — Mattison Maxam 

Ethel Lynn, b. 8, 8, 1893; m. 9, 14, 191 1, John Henry Clemens; 
Solon; no chil. 

Lela Elma, b. 5, 30, 1895; m. 1913, Elmer Judson Wing, see. 
Dorothy Alice, b. 3, 14, 1901. 
Doris Gertrude, b. 3, 14, 1901. 

William Eugene Mattison, b. ab. i860, son of Nathan 
and Ardelia (Smith) Mattison; harness maker; toTw. 1913; 
in CI. most of previous time; 

m. (i) ab. 1880, Olivia Lovelace and had 2 chil., who 

m. (2), Jan. 1889, Lucretia Sarah (Ingersoll), wid. 
of Adam Forbes. 

Elias W. Mattison, lived on Cannon place. 

William Curtis Maunder, b. Dover, Eng., ab. 1841; 
d. Tw. 12, 3, 1914; son of William Curtis Maunder; to New- 
burg ab. 1870; to Tw. ab. 1882; worked in quarry many 
years; Cong. 191 3; 

m. 1879, Louise Dodge, from Penn.; who d. 12, 30, 
1912, age ab. 65. 


Frank Dodge, b. 9, 13, 1880; m. 9, 15, 1909, Bessie Jane Wells, of 
CI.; CI. 

William Curtis, b. 9, 21, 1884; Meth.; m. 5, 15, 1907, Emma Cub- 
bage, and had (i) William Curtis, b. 11, 26, 1908, (2) James Cubbage, 
b. 10, 26, 1910, (3) Shelma Jane, b. 9, 13, 1914; Gwendlen, Pa. 

William Maxam, b. in Mass. ab. 1786; d. Tw. 2, 4, 
1854; of Welsh ancestry; fr. Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.; 13 
days on the lakes; to Tw. 10, i, 1833, with 11 chil.; had 2 
sickles for cutting grain; Isaac borrowed cradle to cut with; 
he, or son William, Bapt.; 

m. Martha Tiffany, b. in N. Y. ab. 1793; d. Tw. 
5, 29, 1852; an expert weaver; Bapt. 1834. 

Children, First Eleven Born in N. Y. 

1. William Tiffany, b. II, 9, 1811; see below. 

2. Martha, b. 1813; Bapt. 1836; m. (i) Rufus Phipps; m. (2); 
m. (3); no chil. 

3. Sophia, b. 1815; d. 6, 6, 1895; m. Leonard Bishop, see. 

4. Elisha, b. 1817; m. Lydia Sybrant (.''); son Ezekiel d. 3, II, 
1856, age 4. 

5. James, b. 1819; m. Elizabeth Drake; large family. 

6. Isaac Baker, b. 1821; see below. 

Maxam Maxam — 383 

7. Susan A., b. 3, 6, 1823; d. 10, 10, 1905; m. George Pease, see; 

8. Alfred, b. 1825; d. ; m. Mary Vanetter; Mich. 

9. Danforth, b. 1827; d.; m. who d. 4, 23, 1855. 

He m. (2). 

10. Joel, b. 3, 29, 1829; d. 7, 23, 1907; m. Louisa Wells, and had 
Melvin who had several chil. 

11. Ansel, b. 3, 27, 1832; here i860; m. Mary Bissell, b. 1837, and 
had Delia, Truedie, and Henry. 

12. Linus, b. Tw. 1834; d. in Mo.; left a family. 

13. Jane, b. Tw. 1836; m. Edgerton; dau. Artemisia m. 

Frank Skeels. 

William Tiffany Maxam, son of William above, b. 
II, 9, 1811; d. 3, 3, 1907; here i860; came with parents 


m. I, 31, 1832, Hannah Rowland, b. 9, 22, 1808; d. 
3, 27, 1874; Bapt. 1838; both Meth. 1843. 


Horace William, b. 10, 31, 1832; see below, 

Alonzo Able, b. 11, 15, 1834; <^- 5 here i860; in Civil War; m. 
Marietta Kellogg; Lawton, Mich. 

Samuel Howland, b. 7, 6, 1836; m. Amanda Hall, Lawton, Mich. 

Lewis Leroy, b. 8, 9, 1844; m. Mary Howland; Havelock, Nebr. 

Horace William Maxam, b. 10, 31, 1832; son of Wil- 
liam above; lives at Palmyra, Neb.; to Mich. 1854; to 
Nebr. 1868; on homestead ever since; "never drank or used 

m. 9, 10, 1855, Elizabeth McKay, b. 12, 25, 1839; d. 

8, 23, 1865. 

Frank William, b. 9, 27, 1857; lives in Colo. 

John Nesbit, b. i, 14, i860; d. 4, 22, 1895; m. Isabelle Gray. 
George Henry, b. 5, 31, 1863; d. 3, 21, 1898; m. Mary Raburn; 

Mary Eliza, b. 9, 31, 1865; d, 2, 4, 1866. 

Isaac Baker Maxam, son of William Maxam, Sen., 
above, b. 1821; d. 10, 5, 1897, aged ^6\ here i860; 

m. Clarissa Kellogg, b. ab. 1829; d. Sept. 1899; or 

9, 19, 1902. 

Rolland W., b. 2, 19, 1852; Schaffer, No. Dak. 
John B., 1857-1912. 
Angelia, b. 3, 2, 1859. 
Earl, b. 4, 6, 1861 ; see below. 
Daisy, b. 6, 22, 1872; m. John McBride; Schaffer, No. Dak. 

384 — Max AM McCrary 

Earl Maxam, son of Isaac Baker Maxam above; b. 
4, 6, 1 861; 

m. 1884, Minnie Swift. 


Clarence, b. 3,9, 1885; m. 9, 9, 1906, MyrtlePeairs; he Cong. 1904. 
Pauline, b. 9, 16, 1902. 

Rita Maxam, Tw. H. S. 1904. 

Robert McAnderson, b. ab. 181 3; here i860; car- 
penter; on Hudson road; to Mich.; 
m. LucRETiA , b. ab. 1827. 

Daughter, who m. Allen Hickox. 
James or John. 

Ross Taylor McBride, b. 3, 3, 1892, son of Marshall 
and Margaret (Lytton) McBride, of Sarahsville, studied at 
Franklin Col.; teacher in Tw. schools 191 5 — ; 

m. 10, 13, 1914, Laura Evelyn Morris, b. 5,18,1896, 
dau. of Alonzo C. and Laura E. (Dickerson) Morris, of Penn. 
They had Margaret Jane, b. 12, 8, 1915, in Tw. 

John McCafferty, here 2 or 3 yrs. in the early eighties; 
quarryman and R. R. section hand; fr. Newburg; had 
family; a son John. 

Rev. J. H. McCarty, pastor of Meth. chh. ab. 1856-61 ; 
wrote "Black Horse and Carryall." 

Emily, b. ab. 1853; d. 10, 21, 1856. 

MiLO Alphonso McClintock, b. 12, 30, 1844; lives 
on hill road west of village; son of Dexter and Sarah Olive 

m. 9, 13, 1876, Margaret Maud Cochrane, b. 3, 11, 
1852; dau, of David Cochran, see. 


Margaret Maud, b. 4, 29, 1878; m. 8, 20, 1906, Albert E. Griffith. 

Winifred Winina, b. 4, 10, 1881; d. ii, 12, 1913. 

Kenneth Norton, b. 7, 28, 1886; teacher. 

Edmund H. McCrary, night operator at depot; now 
on farm at Mantua; 

m. Edith Dorothy White, b. 7, 19, 1895, dau. of John 
William White, see. 

McCreary McElroy — 385 

Rev. E. D. McCreary, Meth. pastor 1869. 

Ellsowrth John McCreery, b. 3, 29, 1876, son of 
David H. and Jeannette (Chase) McCreery, of Brecksville; 
merchant in Tw. since 1905; town clerk; both Meth. 

m. 4, 29, 1903, Edna Nichols, b. 10, 4, 1881, dau. of 
Orrin Parks Nichols, see. 

lola Jeannette, b, li, 13, 1907. 
lona Estelle, b. ii, 13, 1907. 

Erving H. McConoughey, fr. Solon (.?); Tw. H. S. 

Allen M. McDonald, b. 5, 2, i860, son of Allen and 
Mary (Prickerd) McDonald, of Streetsboro; to Tw. 1900; 
on Thomas Bell's farm, Bedford road; 

m. 3, 25, 1884, Susan Margaret Bell, b. 10, 19, 1861, 
dau. of William and Isabella (Sloan) Bell of Streetsboro. 


Bessie Luemma, b. 7, 23, 1887; Tw. H. S. 1906; m. 6, 22, 1910, 
Roy Wesley Nichols, see. 

Clyde Harold, b. 7, 4, 1898. 

David Nesbit McElroy, b. 8, 3, 1833; d. Tw. i, 18, 
1902; son of James and Ruth (Nesbit) McElroy, of North- 
field; from Penn. to Northfield when 2 yrs. old; farmer and 
cheesemaker; bought farm of Philander Booth ab. 1879, 
near sandmill; Cong. 1887. 

m. (i) Emily Hull, b. 8, 6, 1844; d. 3, 31, 1885. They 
had Samuel Logan McElroy, b. i, 30, 1872; quarryman; 
unm.; Meth.; on old place with stepmother. 

m. (2) 12, 27, 1887, Elizabeth Ellen Menoher, b. 
6, 16, 1845, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Curry) Menoher of 
Penn.; Cong. 1892. 

Joseph Alexander McElroy, b. in Pa. 8, 30, 1819; d. 
Bedford, 3, 13, 1902; to Tw. 1875, in brick house so. side of 
park; ab. 1880 to Solon, then Bedford; 

m. II, 22, 1855 (.?), in Northfield, Samantha Ann 
Haines, b. 4, 24, 1832, in Salem; d. 3, i, 1889. 

3 86 — McFarland McIntosh 


John, b. 9, 2, 1856; unm.; Bedford. 

Emily, b. 12, 21, 1858; m. William Harpell who d.; she now in 
Bedford, i child. 

Nora, b. 5, 21, 1861; d. 10, 28, 1884, in Bedford. 

Mary Matilda, b. 10, ii, 1863; m. Oct. 1880, Henry Gill, see. 

AUetta Ann, b. 10, 24, 1868; m. William T. Krafton, see. 

Voorhees Alexander, b. 7, 4, 1870; unm.; Bedford. 

All b. in Northfield and all lived in Tw. 

Harvey McFarland, b. ab. 1807; d. Apr. 1885, age 
78; lived where Eliza Reed lives; merchant; store west side 
of park, bet. Nelson Dodge's and Samuel Crankshaw, also 
east side of park; fr. Hartford; both Cong. 1834, then Meth. 

m. Polly , b. ab. 1808; d. 4, 26, 1891, age 83. 


1. Gilbert, b. ; d. ; Medina. 

2. Sarah, b. ; bur. Tw. Aug. 1914; m. Henry Smith; see. 

3. Edward, b. ; d. Jan. 1915; CI. 

4. Melvina, b. ab. 1830; d. ; m. Otto Sayres, see. 

5. Cordelia, b. ; m. Bartlett. 

6. Mary, b. ; m. Samuel Johnson. 

7. Amelia, b. ; m. (i) ; m. (2) Walch 

8. Frank, d. y. 

In Ohio Observer, 12, 7, 1833, Henry McFarland offered one cent 
reward for return of Elijah Dagan, 16 yrs. old, an apprentice in tannery 
and shoemaking. "All persons forbidden to trust or harbor him on my 

George McGill, b. 1836; d. 3, 5, 1906; 

m. Elizabeth Orr, b. 1838; d. 6, 17, 1893; both of 
Doylestown; fr. Scotland 1865. They had Mary, b. 5, 30, 
1864; m. George James Doubrava, see. 

John Wesley McIntosh, b. 2, 4, 1805; d. 3, 19, 1895; 
son of Pascal Paoli and Aby (Clark) Mcintosh. Pascal in 
Rev. War; came early to Ohio City (CI.) His father, 
Ebenezer Mcintosh, b. in Scot.; to America before Rev. 
War; member of Boston "tea party." John came to Tw. 
1 831; here i860; carpenter; much local renown for captur- 
ing wild cats in the ledges; one afternoon killed 3 deer and 2 
turkeys; on Liberty St. where Frank Bramley lives; see 
Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1046.; 

m. 7, 26, 1829, Olive E. Ferris, b. 3, 11, 1814; d. 
Feb. 1884; dau. of Granderson and Mary (Card) Ferris of 
Sufheld; both Meth. 

McIntyre McKinney — 387 

Luelleu, b. 9, 5, 1830; d. 9, 25, 1830. 

Mary Aby, b.9, 23, 1832; d. 7, 25, 1874; m. 1848, David Riley, see. 
Alexander G., b. 10, 10, 1837; d. 6, 2, 1857; studied under Garfield. 
Orrin, b. 4, 22, 1850; d. 4, 24, 1850. 

Samuel A. McIntyre, b. Millersburg, 1851; Boston, 
O., where chil. were born; 

m. 3, 26, 1872, Ella Johnson, b. 2, 21, 1851, in Ireland; 
to Hudson 1868. 

As wid. she lived in house where Nelson Dodge's garden 
is ab. 1883-97. 


1. Eva Louise, b. 3, 17, 1873; m. 10, 26, 1896, Lyman J. Hoffman; 
she Cong. 1890; Auburn. 4 chil. 

2. Mary Anna, b. 8, 4, 1875; m. ii, 25, 1897, John O. Baldwin, 

3. Arthur James, b. 8, 7, 1878; m. 11, i, 1902, Ada France; Akron; 
one son. 

John McKee, where Guy Herrick lives; worked for 
Charles Lane and Newton Herrick; 

m. (i) Ann , b. ab. 1847; d. 12, 7, 1891. 

m. (2) May, 1892, Eliza Mary Wilcox, b. 7, 29, 1847, 
dau. of John Wilcox; Cong. 1906, dis. to Hudson 1908.. 


Gracie, lived with Mrs. John Hempstead; went west. 

William McKinney, b. 12, 29, 1833; d. 4, 7, 1898; 
shoemaker in Tw. and elsewhere; returned to Tw. i860 and 
opened shoe shop; enlisted 1862 in 115th O. V. I., serving 
through the war; sergeant; in prison several months in 
Alabama; was on the Sultana that exploded near Memphis, 
but being sick had left the boat at previous stop; read his 
own name among the dead; so thin his mother did not know 
him; was spy and scout; resumed shoe business in Tw.; 
postmaster 1871-81; to Akron; sheriff of county 4 yrs.; 
see Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1077; 

m. 2, 8, 1853, in Tw. Sarah A. Carver, b. 11, i, 1835; 
d. 3. 23, 1899; dau. of George W. Carver, see. 

3 88 — McLaughlin McMillan 

Ella Mary, b. 12, 28, 1854; d. 1857. 

Clara Locella, b. 6, 8, 1858; m. 1881, Charles P. Mallison, 2 chil.; 

Perry Archer, 1 864-1 893. 
Nellie Maud, b. 1870; d. 10, 6, 1873. 
Ozza Marthasia, b. 1875; d. 3, 9, 1878. 
Paul William, b. 1879; m. 1902, Selina Kline. 

Martin McLaughlin, b. Irville, 3, 24, 1870, son of 
John and Mary (Moore) McLaughlin from Ireland; to Tw. 
1916; in charge of Postal Telegraph; 

m. II, 4, 1899, Gertrude Deal, b. in Penn., 12, 13, 
1880, dau. of Samuel M. and Anna (Mill) Deal. 

I. Marie, b. Penn. 6, 9, 1901. 

William Theodore, b. Penn. 7, 5, 1902. 
Francis Martin, b. Penn. 10, 23, 1904. 
John Samuel, b. Penn., 4, 3, 1907. 
Anna Margaret, b. Penn., 10, 29, 1909. 
James Edward, b. Newark, 2, 5, 1913. 
Gertrude Geraldine, b. Newark, 9, 26, 1915. 

R. McMann, infant of d. 2, 13, 1891, age 3 days. 

Robert Terrace McManus, b. 8, 21, 1855, son of 
Edward and Catharine (Quinn) McManus, of Canada; on 
different farms and where Howard Holt lives; also black- 
smith; to. CI. and returned to Tw. 1914, on Lynn K. Cham- 
berlin's farm; 

m. 2, 15, 1882, Caroline Edith Miller, b. 2, 15, 1857, 
dau. of Robert and Rose (Douds) Miller, see. 


1. Florence Edith, b. ii, 27, 1882; Cong. 1892; Tw, H. S. 1899; 
m. 6, I, 1902, Lynn K. Chamberlin, see. 

2. Elodie Carrie, b. 6, 24, 1884; d. 7, i, 1910; Tw. H. S. 1901; 
m. 5, I, 1909, Hugo Ernest Hanswald. 

3. Infant, b. and d. 11, 14, 1886. 

4. Dwight, b. 2, 10, 1891; d. 2, 13, 1891. 

5. Elsie Roberta, b. i, 10, 1894; m. 6, 6, 1912, Ralph Roy Dun- 
ker; CI. 

Loren J. McMillan, b. ab. 1829; here i860; m. 
Hannah , b. ab. 1832. 

McNuLTY Mead — 389 

Rev. Charles M. McNulty, pastor of Cong. chh. 
10, I, 1882, to 9, 28, 1884; 

m. Mary Vinton, Cong. 1883, dis. to Glenfield 1886; 
one child b. Tw. 

Albert Henry McRitchie, b. Bedford, 7, 18, 1868; 
son of Thomas and Anne McRitchie who came from Scot- 
land; to Tw. 1905; 10 yrs. on Dodge road on farm; 

m. 9, 4, 1889, Hattie Effegene Perkins, b. 12, 9, 
1865, dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Harper) Perkins. 


1. Eva Bertine, b. 3, 11, 1890, in Bedford; m. 3, 27, 1913, Rode- 
rick James Ryan, son of Stephen A. Ryan, see; one child; Macedonia. 

2. Gladys May, b. 8, i, 1892, in Solon; CI. 

Floyd Verne, b. 9, 10, 1895, in Bedford. 
Margaret Anne, b. 3, 16, 1898, in Bedford. 
Ruth Alberta, b. 7, 27, 1901, in Bedford. 
Theodore Perkins, b. Tw. 6, 29, 1905. 

Henry Meach, son of Aaron and Cordelia Meach; had 
cheese factory at old mill many yrs. ago; 

m. Ermina White, fr. N. Y.; had 2 sons, Earl and 

Mary Meach, b. ab. 1838; m. Eli Holmes, see; 
to Bloomingdale, Mich. 

William J. Mead, b. in Claremont, Pa., 1789; d. at 
Charleston, 1846; 

m., 183 1, at Buffalo, N. Y., Dorothy Dickson, b. 
Albany, Eng., 1810 or '14; d. at Tw. 8, 4, 1912, where she 
had resided 58 yrs. She m. (2) 1850, Alanson Mills, see. 


1. William, Jr., b. in Buffalo, N. Y., 1832; see below. 

2. Mary, b. Pittsburg, Pa., 1834; d. in CI. 1905; m. 1852, William 
Ricksicker, see. 

3. Dorothy, b. 1836; m. 1859, Nelson E. Seward, of Aurora; had 
Carrie (Harmon) of Aurora, and Frederick of Hudson. 

4. Orange, b. 1838; d. 1905, at Traverse City, Mich.; m. 1859, 
Jeannette Seward of Aurora, 5 chil. 

5. Jennette, b. 1840, lives in Calif.; m. 1861, Henry Butler, of 
Aurora; they had Frank and Frederick. 

6. John, b. 1840; see below. 

7. Henry, b. 1842; lives near Buffalo, N. Y.; m. (i) 1869, Anna 
Harrington; m. (2) . 

390 — Mead Melvin 

William Mead, Jr., son of William above; b. 1832; 
here i860; in Civil War; lived where Mr. Renard lives on 
Aurora road; 

m. Sarah Gambal, of Solon, b. 1836; d. 1863-4. 

Daughter, d. 8, 19, i860, age 3. 
William, jr., m. and lives in Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Luella, m. A. F. Diegley; Chicago, 111. 

John Mead, son of William J. above; b. 1840, at 
Charleston; where Mrs. John Hemstead lives; now living 
at Zoar; in Civil War; in Tw. 1 846-1 879; 

m. (i) 1868, Elizabeth (or Celissa) Carn, b. 1846; d. 
4, 9, 1876; 

m. (2) 1878, Adah Carn, 1861-1891. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Burk, b. Tw. 1869; d. 1896; m. 1890, Luna Thompson. 

2. Edward, b. Tw. 1871; d. 1903; m. 1891, Sophia Gressel. 

3. Jettie, b. 1873; m. 1895, Joseph F. Doubrava, see; Canton. 

4. Jesse, b. Tw. 1876; m. 1906, Minnie Stump; Joliet, 111. 

5. Millie, twin of Jesse, b. 1876; m. Hiram Beardsley. 

6. Infant, d. y. 

By Second Wife 

7. Emma, b. and d. 1880. 

8. Oliver, b. Canton, 1881; d. Thurston, 1901. 

William M. Mead; had cheese factory on Hudson 
road; writing teacher 50 yrs.; had Adeline M., who m. P. E. 
Alvord, and who was court stenographer in CI. 

William John Meek, b. in Eng. 4, 8, 1880; to U. S. 
1 881; son of John and Fanny Meek, of CL; painter and 
paper hanger; to Tw. 1916. 

m. II, I, 1904, Mabel Maud White, dau. of John Wil- 
liam White, see, b. 11, 25, 1884 in Canton. 

Earl William, b. Tw. i, 22, 1906. 
Violet Mabel, b. CI. 10, 17, 1907. 
Ernest George, b. Windermere, 5, 2, 1910. 
Ruth Wait, b. Chardon, 12, i, 1911. 

Clarissa Mellon. 

Hiram Melvin, fr. N. Y. ; here short time near where 
Mrs. Hickox lives so. side of park; livery; furnished horses 
for Samuel Bissell's two stages to CI. 

Merriam Miller— 391 

Delbert Melvin, d. 10, 4, 1853, age 3. 
Another child d. 9, 18, 1853, age 5. 

Edward, Heman and Sarah Ann Merriam; all Meth. 
ab. 1842-5. 

John Merrick (see Myrick), b. ab. 1813 ; d. In Mich.; 
here i860; shoemaker; lived on Dodge road where Albert 
Bernizer lives; also where Fred Miller lives; practiced 
trade from house to house, "whipping the cat"; 

m. Sabra Tiffany, b. ab. 1812, sister of Mrs. William 


John, an adopted child. 
Perhaps William H., in Dist. No. 7, b. ab. 1839. 

Charles Merrick, and wife; see census of 1833. 

Jane Jovia, b. ab. 1828. 
Harriet, b. ab. 1830. 
Martha, b. ab. 1832. 

Cyrus Merrick. 

Son of Henry Merrick, b. 2, 10, 1829. 

Clarissa Miller, Bapt. 1 841-3. 

Rev. John Quincy Adams Miller, Meth. pastor 

Charles S. Merrill, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1856-8. 

RoLLiN Merrill, perhaps lived in Solon but children 
in Tw. school Dist. No. 2. 

Delphine, b. ab. 1843; in Dist. No. 2, 1853. 
Erksine, b. ab. 1847; m. Ella Baldwin of Aurora. 

Walter Merrill, fr. Cambridge, Mass.; worked 
several yrs. in Tw. at different places. 

Robert Miller, b. 1820 in Ireland; d. i, 24, 1908; 
son of Robert and Martha (Park )Miller; lived in stone 
house on Liberty St.; to U. S. 1866; 

m. 1841, Rose Douds, b. 2, 12, 1819; d. 4, 24, 1909; 
both Cong. 1877, dis. to Solon 1887. 

392 — Miller Mills 


Eliza, b. 5, 3, 1842; m. 10, 31, 1862, William John Mitchell, see; 
she d. 1915. 


Ellen Jane, m. William Akins; CI. 

James D., b. ii, 27, 1851; see below. 


Caroline Edith, b. 2, 15, 1857; m. 1882, Robert T. McManus, see. 


Matilda Gertrude, b. 2, 14, 1861; Cong. 1884-7; m. WiUiam Bell 
of Solon; no chil. 

James D. Miller, b. II, 27, 185 1 ; d. 9, i, 1916; farmer 
on Solon road and on Bedford road; son of Robert above; 

m. 12, 6, 1871, Francis Josephine Johnson, b. 7, 23, 


1. Fred J., b. i, 10, 1873; see below. 

2. Nettie May, b. 8, 2, 1875; unm. 

3. Frank Sherman, b. 4, 28, 1880; see below. 

4. Charles Arthur, b. 10, 30, 1883; m. 12, 28, 1905, Teresa Clay; 

5. Nellie Grace, b. 3, 21, 1886; Tw. H. S. 1904; teacher, unm. 

6. Carl H., b. 12, I, 1891; m. 6, 26, 1912, Luella Sawyer, b. 11, 23, 
1894, <^^u- of Riley B. Sawyer. They had Helen Alberta, b. 9, 2, 1915, 
and Edward B., b. 3, 31, 1914. 

Fred J. Miller, b. i, 10, 1873; farmer; son of James 
D. Miller above; 

m. 3, 23, 1898, Mamie Maria Williams, b. 9, 18, 1879, 
dau. of Sidney C. Williams, see. 

Arlington Lloyd, b. 9, 7, 1900. 
Raymond Leroy, b. 2, 15, 1902. 
Ralph Williams, b. 8, ii, 1910. 

Frank Sherman Miller, b. 4, 28, 1880; killed in 
powder mill 3, 26, 1907; son of James D. Miller; 

i^- 3» 9> 1904? Lizzie Hirschman, b. 1875; Cong. 1913; 
dau. of Christian J. Hirschman, see. 


Ruth Leona, b. 6, 27, 1905. 
Frank Sherman, b. 4, 16, 1907. 

Alanson Mills, b. ab. 1804; d. 5, 30, 1884; uncle of 
Gideon H. Mills; fr. Hudson; where Mr. Renard lives on 

Mills Mills — 393 

Aurora road; carried mail for yrs. and she after him, to 
Macedonia; local preacher in Meth. chh.; 

m. (i) Sarah Kelsey, b. ab. 1804; d. i, 4, 1855; Cong. 


m. (2) Mrs. Dorothy Mead, wid. of William J. Mead, 

see; b. 1810; d. 8, 12, 1904; she Meth. 

Children, By First Wife 
Samuel Jedediah, b. Feb. 1833; editor in Toledo. 
Sarah Ann, b. after 1833. 

Gideon Hays Mills, Sen., 1802-1886; lived near 
Joseph Carter's place, west part of town; Meth. before 

m. (i) Mar. 1828, Matilda Case, b. Granby, Ct., 1805; 
d. 1877; both Cong. 1834, dis. to Hudson i860, rec'd. again 

m. (2) Mary , b. ab. 1832; d. 5, 26, 1912. 


Julia M., b. ab. 1832; d. i, 16, 1912. 

Lucy A., b. ab. 1833. 

Gideon Hays, Jr., b. 1834; see below. 

Elizur, b. ab. 1838. 

Almon D., b. ab. 1841; d. 1914, at Hudson. 

Harlow, b. 4, 11, 1844; New Virginia, la. 

Gideon Hays Mills, Jr., b. 10, 29, 1834; d. 11, 10, 
1902; son of Gideon H. Mills above; on Solon road where 
widow still lives; in Capt. George Wetmore's 9th Ohio 
Independent Battery fr. 10, 2, 1861 to 7, 25, 1865; in fifteen 
battles; see Bowen & Co's. Hist of Summit and Portage 
Cos., p. 836; 

m. I, 22, 1868, Mrs. Sarah (Lane) White, b. 5,11, 
1836, dau. of Luman Lane, see, and wid. of Elisha White, 
see; both Cong. 1868. 


Lottie Philena, b. i, 28, 1869; m. 5, ii, 1892, George M. Wall, see. 

Gideon Luman, b. 11, 28, 1870; see below. 

Gideon Luman Mills, b. 11, 28, 1870, son of Gideon 
H. Mills above; Cong. 1887; CL; 

m. 4, 28, 1897, Electa Sheets, b. 7, 14, 1876; d. 11, 24, 
1910; Cong. 1898. 

394— Mills Mizer 

Frank Carlos, b. 7, 2, 1901. 

Charles Glenwood, b. 9, 30, 1904; d, 5, 25, 1908. 
Nellie Electa, b. ii, 5, 1910. 

Philo Mills, b. 11, 16, 1764; d. 12, 5, 1837; to Tw. 
1823; fr. Conn, with 6 chil.; see census of 1833; 

m. I, 30, 1805, Julia A. Buell, b. 11, 25, 1872; d. 
8, 28, 1850; cousin of Moses and Aaron Wilcox; in Hudson 
ab. 1849; Cong., dis to Hudson 1850. 


Eliza, b. ab. 1806; d. 8, 19, 1841; Cong. 1824; m. Elisha Loomis, 

John Yale, b. ab. 1812; d. 7, 4, 1840; Cong. 183 1, dis. to Wes. Res. 
Col. 1835. 

Ralph Wooster, b. ab. 1815; d. 12, 6, 1834; Cong. 1834. 

Esther Jerusha, b. 7, 2, 1817; Cong. 1831; m. (i) 1837, Elisha L. 
Cowles, see; m. (2) 1842, Robert Dunshee, see. 

Julia, Cong. 1841. 

Lucy A., Cong. 1851, dis. to Hudson i860. 

Philo Mills, Jr., d. 5, 14, 1833, age 35. 
John A. Mills, d. May 1824. 

William John Mitchell, b. 4, 6, 1835, son of William 
and Mary Mitchell of Northfield; to Liberty St. 1878; back 
to Northfield 1890; 

m. 10, 31, 1862, Eliza Miller, b. 5, 3, 1842; d. 1915; 
dau. of Robert and Rose (Douds) Miller. 


1. William b. 8, 7, 1863; m. 5, 16, 1883, Zella Thompson, dau. of 
Rev. J. R. Thompson; Chester Cross Roads. 

2. Mary, b. 10, 14, 1865; m. i, 10, 1883, Anthony Staley of 

3. Robert, b. 9, 8, 1871; m. Nov. 1891, Susie Weldy. 

4. Rosetta, b. 6, 4, 1877; d. Tw. i, 16, 1881. 

Phineas Mixer, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1849-51. 

Samuel Mizer, b. in Tuscaravi^as Co. i, 6, 1859; son of 
Samuel Mizer who d. 1859 and Hannah (Hawk) Mizer, who 
d. 4, 13, 1896; farmer on Streetsboro road; Cong. 1896; 

m. I, I, 1885, Laura Ellen Murray, b. in Holmes Co., 
4, 8, 1865, dau. of William Murray, 1843-1913, and Josephine 
(Tuttle) Murray, 1838-1900; Cong. 1893. 

mollenkopf monroe 395 

Isa May, b. lo, i8, 1885; m. Ray Beany, of Northfield. 
William Daniel, b. i, 16, 1887, lives with parents. 
Leafy Maude, b. 12, 7, 1890; m. 12, 31, 191 1, Carl Bowen, of CI. 

John M. Mollenkopf, b. in Germ. 4, 3, 1863; d. Tw. 
6,24,1912; toU. S. ab. 1888; toTw. 1911; farmer on Hud- 
son road; 

m. Maria Krass, b. in Germ. 4, 29, 1869; to U. S. 


Herman, b. i, ii, 1897. 

Theodore, b. 7, 29, 1900. 

John Moloney, b. ab. 1827; d. 2, 28, 1878; renter on 
several farms; Hudson; fr. Ireland to Tw. 1852; 

m. Mary O'Connor, b. 6, 24, 1826; d. 4, 7, 1910. 

Mary, b. ab. 1852; taught in Tw.; m. George Gannon; Hudson. 

Matthew, b. ab. 1856; d, at age of 51 ; m. . 

Thomas, b. ab. 1858; Hudson. 
Michael, b. ab. 1859; Akron. 
John, b. ab. 1862; Akron. 
Ellen, b. ab. 1863; Hudson. 
Anna; teacher in Akron. 

Rev. William Monks, b. 6, 9, 1806; d. 3, 10, i860; 
bur. Tw.; in 1864 reburied at Tallmadge in grave with son 
who d. in War; son of William and Rachel Monks — Wm. in 
Rev. War; pastor Meth. chh. 1858-60; 

m. (i) Harriet Burns, dau. of Thomas and Margaret 

m. (2) Martha Clark, dau. of George Clark. 


1. Thomas, b. Mar. 183 1; d. June 1901; Capt. in 62nd Reg. 
Penn. Vol. 

2. Rachel, 1833-1907; m. 1857, Robert Randall. 

3. Margaret, b. 1835; m. 1880, Rev. James Colton; CI.; Meth. 

4. Sarah Jane, 1837-1911; m. 1858, Jones Webb. 

5. Zarah Caston, 1841-1909; m. 1865, Hattie Bohrer; in Civil 

6. George, 1 848-1 864; d. hospital; in Civil War. 

RoLLiN Harrison Monroe, b. 1840, Shalersville; 

m. 1876, Jane Cameron, b. in Scot. 6, 9, 1852, dau. of 

396— Monroe Morris 

Alexander and Elizabeth Cameron; to CI. with parents 
when 2 yrs. old; to Tw. 1869; Cong. 1870-93. 

Harry Robert, b. 8, 28, 1878; m. 1905. . 

Frank George, b. 5, 25, 1882; m. 1906, Cameron. 

Mina Monroe, b. 1870; d. 12, 2, 1890; lived at Wallace Chamber- 
lin's; Cong. 1886. 

Joel A. Monroe, Bapt. 1838. 

Fannie Moore, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1854. 

George W. Moore, b. ab. 1834; here i860; teacher 
and farmer; went west; 

m. Oct. 1858, Cordelia Thare Norton, b. i, 4, 1839; 
d. 4. — 1899; she m. (2) 1878 Cassius O. Baldwin. No chil. 

Mildred Moore, graduate of Denison Uni.; high 
school principal in Tw. 1914 — . 

James Moran, b. ab. 1818; farmer; here i860; Cath.; 
m. Annona Maloney, b. ab. 1826. 


Ella; m. Vaughn, near Boston, O. 

Annora ("Nora"); m. Roberts, CI. 

Thomas; m. (i) Crissie Doud. 

Barney Joseph Morgan; on Justus Herrick's farm; 
d. in Hudson; 

m. , who d. in Hudson. 

Jane, b, ab. 1857; d. 10, 17, 1874. 
A girl. 

Rev. Arthur James Garfield Morgan, b. in Eng. 
6, 14, 1882; came 1908; preached 4 yrs. in Eng. and here 
since coming; pastor of Meth. chh. 191 3-14; Mt. Union 

m. 6, 17, 1916, Lola Richards, of Cortland. 

Rev. William Morrelle, Meth. pastor 1838. 

John Van Morris, b. in Defiance, 8, 7, 1888; adopted 
by Mrs. Lura Jane Cook; to Tw. at age of 7; at Austin 
Herrick's 10 yrs.; 

Morse Mountjoy — 397 

m. 5, 18, 1916, Mrs. Anna (Dachtler) Osborn; dau. 
of Carl C. Dachtler, see. 

Andrew J. Morse; lived north of bank; to Chicago 
after the war; cooper; 

m, (i) and had i child. 

m. (2) 184Q, Mary Packer, 1823-89; dau. of Jesse and 
Amy (Gould) Packer. 

Children By Second Wife 
Charles H., d. 2, 4, 1848, age 5. 
James E., d. 2, 22, 1849, age 2. 

Addie, 1841-1915; m. William H. Easdand, of Chicago. 
Perhaps one other. 

George Alonzo Mosher, bro. of Mrs. Manly I. Leach, 
b. 6, 14, 1853, fr. Chester 1916; son of Alonzo and Maria 
Mosher; carpenter and farmer; in village; 

m. 6, 27, 1874, Eliza E. Johnson, b. 12, 28, 1856, in 
New Orleans, N. Y. 


Charles Ambrose, b. 3, 31, 1876 in Mich. 

Edith May, b. 2, 3, 1878; m. Charles E. Carpenter, see. 

Ora Jane, b. 6, 28, 1881; m. Clyde F. Allen, see. 

Iva, b. 8, 6, 1883; m. Milan Pelton of Chester. 

Jeremiah Moulthrop. 

Mrs. Sarah Moulthrop, b. ab. 1772; d. Tw. 8, 30, 
1853; age 81; Cong. 1829. 

Fanny Moulthrop; m. Elijah Bronson, see. 

Isabinda Moulthrop, b. 6, 4, 1804; m. 1824, Adin 
Post, see. 

The relationship of the above not known. 

Alfred Roy Mountjoy, b. 11, 11, 1875, son of John H. 
and Charlotte Ann (Richards) Mountjoy of Chagrin Falls, 
now of Russell; studied at Adrian College; to Tw. 1915; 
cashier of Tw. bank; both Cong. 1915; 

m. 10, 23, 1901, Olive Jane Dewey, b. 2, i, 1877, dau. 
of Oliver E. and Electa (Franklin) Dewey. 

Mazel Pearl, b. 3, 30, 1904; d. 6, 11, 1904. 
Lawrence Lynn, b. 12, 23, 1905. 
Gertrude Olive, b. 9, 17, 1907. 


Rudolph Muellar, b. in St. Louis, 5, 14, 1874; in 
Spanish War in signal corps; in Cuba and Philippines over 
3 yrs., building lines; in charge of Postal Telegraph in Tw.; 

m. Albuquerque, N. M., 5, 14, 1905, Jessie Ruth 
VooRHEES, of Terre Haute, Ind. 

Hugo Rudolph, b. 2, 26, 1913. 

Peter Ryan Murray, usually called Peter Ryan, b. in 
Ireland ab. 1813; came to U. S. 1846; to Tw. in early 70's; 
d. 3, II, 1 901, age 89; bought farm on Icehouse road where 
his nephew, Peter Murray, lives; 

m. Mary , who d. 8, 26, 1887. 

Peter Murray, b. i, 31, 1861; came 5, 24, 1885; son 
of Andrew and Katharine Murray; 

m. 9, 6, 1887, Anna Keenan, b. 4, 26, 1867, dau. of 
Bernard and Mary Keenan; she came 4, 23, 1881. 

I. Katharine, b. 12, 19, 1888; m. i, 19, 1914, Fred L. Bonner, see. 

Minnie, b. 10, 19, 1890; m. 5, 12, 1909, Jacob Matti. 

Joseph, b. 10, 15, 1892. 

John, b. I, 23, 1895. 

Peter, b. 8, 18, 1897. 

Bernard, b. 11, 5, 1899; d. 8, 12, 1912. 

Teresa, b. 3, 8, 1902. 

Agnes, b. 10, 19, 1907. 

Capt. Joseph Myrick (see Merrick, another form of 
same name); lived beyond Verne Hempstead's and on 
Roach farm; capt. of militia co.; meetings held at his house 
in early days; built second house in Tw., a frame house 
south of park. 

William H. Myrick, or Merrick, in Dist. 7; b. ab. 
1839; m. Sabra Maxam; to Mich. 


James Nalson; 

m. Eliza , b. ab. 1834; d. 2, 11, 1909, both Bapt. 

David, b. ab. 1865; d. 10, 21, 1887. 
Eliza Jane; m. York. 

Neal Nelson — 399 

Mary Ann, b. ab. 1866; d. 4, 3, 1907. 
James, b. ab. 1868; d. 9, 29, 1904. 

John; m. Mrs. Lillian Adele (Viers), wid. of Pinell Drake; dau. of 
Charles A. Viers, see. 

Michael O. Neal (or O'Neal), b. 10, 27, 1823; d. 
1876; son of Moses and Mercy Neal of Salem; here ab. 5 
yrs., where Dr. Grist Hves; kept store; 

m. 12, 27, 1846, Samantha B. Beldin, b. 10, 6, 1828; 
d. 7, 28, 1867; dau. of Erastus and Betsey (Armitage) Beldin 
of Northfield; he to Calif. 1849 and d. while landing; she d. 
Tw. 12, 22, 1886, aged 80. 

I. Jennette Elizabeth, b. 6, ii, 1848; m. Willard C. Prentis, see. 

Henry M., b. 9, 24, 1851; unm.; railroad man. 
James, b. 4, 7, 1854; d. 4, 16, 1854. 
Mary Ann, b. 8, 16, 1859; m. Fred D. Barber, see. 
Elark L., b. 9, 7, 1862; m. John Boose, see. 
Frederick, b. 11, ii, 1865; d. 5, i, 1866. 
Infant, b. 1867; d. i, 13, 1868. 

Thomas W. Nealy, b. ab. 1858; killed 5, 20, 1900 by 
street car throwing him from load of hay; where Mr. Gill 
lives on Icehouse road; 

m. Emma ; Bedford. 

Thomas G. 
Margaret E. 

Charles Neice; d. 9, 8, 1896 fr. accident on farm; 
age 25; fr. Bakersville. 

Maggie Neilson; hved at Robert Cochran's; Meth.; 
to Neb. and m. 

Alonzo L. Nelson, b. Hebron, N. Y., 12, 8, 1827; d. 
5, 4, 1897; son of Solomon and Mary Ann (Thompson) 
Nelson; to Tw. 1835 when 8 yrs. old, by Erie Canal to 
Buffalo and then by horse and wagon; Tw. Inst.; taught 
in dist. schools; at 20 began clerking in John Odell's store; 
afterwards bookkeeper for G. H. and Frank Ailing; in 1852 
bought Odell property and started general store; building 
burned in 1854; he then devised the present building, which 

400 — Nelson Nichols 

contains postoffice and library; postmaster; lived in house 
in rear; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1047; 

m. 6, 12, 1853, Belvina A. Smith, b. West Moriah, 
N. Y., 1830; d. 4, 2, 1903; dau. of George B. and Clara 
(Everest) Smith; came with parents to Bedford when a 
young girl; mother d. Bedford 1846; father d. in Mich. 
Her sister, Susie Smith, lived with them and d. 2, 29, 1892, 
age 45; Meth. 


Jay Odell, b. 1863; Howard City, Mich,; m. 1894, Minerva L. 
Baird and had Kenneth Alonzo, b. 1896. 

Solomon (or Samuel) C. Nelson, b. 6, 11, 1804; d. 
4, 7, 1866, son of John and grandson of Moses Nelson; 
father of Alonzo above; lived where Bert Tucker lives; 

m. 12, 30, 1826, Mary Ann Thompson, b. ab. 1807; d. 
8, 15, 1889, age 82; Meth. 

Mrs. Chloe Nelson; d. 8, 9, 1850, age 64, wife of 

Col. Caleb Nichols, son of James, b. Mass., ab. 1789; 
d. 6, 1,1865; to Mesopotamia, 1823; to Kent, 1835; toTw., 
1840, with son Orrin; 

m. Amanda F. Parks, b. Mass., ab. 1796; d. 3, 28, 
1875; both Meth. 


1. Mary; m. Osmen Guild, Mesopotamia. 

2. Orrin Parks, b. 6, 21, 1817; see below. 

3. Isabelle, b. ab. 1819; d. 7, 25, 1852; Meth.; m. 1842, WiUiam 
Avery Parks, see. 

4. Laura, b. 1841; d. 3, 8, 1870; m. 1838, Alanson H. Bates, see. 

5. Amanda, b. ab. 1823; d. 7, 13, 1851; m. 1843, John W. Fessen- 
den, see. 

6. Sabra E., b. ab. 1825; d. 10, 22, 1844; Meth. 

7. Luther H., b. ab. 1827; d. 11, 27, 1851. 

8. Caroline; Meth.; m. Limon L. Barnes. 

9. Hannah A., b. 5, 4, 1833; d. 6, 21, 1907; m. 1859, Josiah Red- 
field, see. 

ID. Oscar A., b. 7, 16, 1835; see below. 
II. Amelia S., b. ab. 1840; d. 3, 29, 1852. 


Nichols — 401 

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402 — Nichols Nichols 

Orrin Parks Nichols, son of Caleb Nichols above, b. 
Hampden Co., Mass., 6, 21, 1817; d. Tw. 4, 28, 1877; at 6 
came with parents to Trumbull Co., then to Kent; in 1840 
bought 70 acres on Bedford road where John Stocker lives; 
added other farms; lumber dealer in western N. Y. ; in 
legislature, 1875. 

See Lane's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1075; 

m. (i) 1840, Lemira F. Crow, of Litchfield, b. ab. 1818; 
d. 2, I, 1845; 

m. (2) II, II, 1847, Wealthy Catharine Baird, b. 
I, 20, 1826; d. 3, 23, 1894. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Laura E., d. 11, 12, 1842, aged i mo. 

2. Mary G.; d. 5, 27, 1844, aged i yv. 

By Second Wife 

3. Fremont Allen, b. 3, 23, 1849; see below. 

4. Orrin Parks, b. 6, 21, 1852; see below. 

5. Katie Ann, b. 6, 19, 1859; m. 2, 25, 1879, Seth R. Hanchett, 
see; she Meth., then Cong.; lives in CI. 

6. William Pitt, d. 7, 16, 1865, aged i. 

Fremont Allen Nichols, son of Orrin Parks Nichols 
above, b. 3, 23, 1849; d. 9, 29, 1902; he and w. Meth. 1877; 

m. 12, 31, 1868, Zalia Fankel of Boardman, b. ab. 
1850; d. 3, II, 1901. 


1. Orrin Parks, b. 4, 25, 1870; m. Lulu Bull, dau. of Charles Bull, 
and had Maud, Budd and Montgomery Parks; Youngstown. 

2. Nellie Blanche, b. 9, 24, 1873; ^- 1890, Henry A. Belden, son 
of Frederick E. Belden, see; CI.; they had Floyd, Fred, Ethel, George, 
Stanley and Florence. 

3. Orrie Edith, b. 10, 10, 1875; m. Charles A. Luke; Lakewood; 
they had Viola, Luella Alpha and George. 

4. Roy Wesley, b. 10, 14, 1877; m. 6, 22, 1910, Bessie Luemma 
McDonald, dau. of Allen M. McDonald, see; had child d. y.; Tw. 

5. Alvah Fankle, b. 7, i, 1880; m. 9, 4, 1909, Leola Dorathea 
Richner, dau. of Charles S. Richner, see; Tw. 

6. Pearl Eldena, b. 10, 4, 1884; m. Montgomery Garfield of CI.; 
they had Mildred and Helen. 

Orrin Parks Nichols, son of Orrin Parks Nichols 
above, b. Tw. 4, 21, 1852; d. 4, 26, 1908. 

m. 12, 5, 1871, Estella Maria Clark, b. Tw. 10, 19, 
1854, dau. of Elmore W. Clark, see; she m. (2) 8, 7, 191 1, 
Richard H. O'Donald, see. 

Nichols Nichols — ^403 


1. Elmore Clark, b. 4, 11, 1875; see below. 

2. Orrin Baird, b. 8, 10, 1877; d. i, 27, 1878. 

3. Fitch Gerald, b. 5, 24, 1879; m. Reta Bissell, dau. of Henry A. 
Bissell, see. 

4. Edna Estella, b. 10, 4, 1881; Tw. H. S. 1899; "i- Ellsworth J. 
McCreery, see, 

5. Bela Fremout, b. 3, 11, 1883; see below. 

6. Orrih Dwight, b. 10, 19, 1891; Tw. H. S. 1909; Meth. 1914. 

Elmore Clark Nichols, b. 4, 11, 1875; son of Orrin 
Parks Nichols, above; in CI. many years; back to Tw. 1903; 
on Bedford road in village; 

m. 3, 4, 1895, Mary Cannon, b. 7, 3, 1873, <iau. of 
Henry Cannon who lived a year in Tw. 

I. Sterling Cannon, b. 12, 27, 1897; Tw. H. S. 1915; Case School. 

Irene Estelle, b. 11, 22, 1899; Tw. H. S. class of 1917. 
Paul Elmore, b. 6, 18, 1904. 
Nelson Clark, b. 12, 3, 1905. 
Ruth Elizabeth, b. 9, 9, 191 2. 
Harold Orrin, b. 5, 5, 1914. 

Bela Fremont Nichols, b. 3, it, 1884, son of Orrin P. 
Nichols, see; in village on Bedford road; rural mail carrier; 

m. 12, 21, 1904, Ora Pearl Bennett, b. 11, 20, 1884, 
dau. of Charles N. and Hattie (Pritchard) Bennett. 

Faye Estella, b. i, 10, 1906; d. 4, 7, 1911. 

Oscar A. Nichols, son of Caleb above, b. 7, 16, 1835; 
farmer on Bedford road; now in village; Meth.; 

m. (i) 1856, Ellen Caroline Hutchinson, b. ab. 
1836; d. 4, 16, 1870; only child of Nathan Hutchinson, see; 

m. (2) 1870, Mrs. Almena (Baird) Carter, wid. of 
Rollin Beecher Carter, b. 8, 30, 1833; Meth. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Luther Herbert, b. 10, 30, 1857; see below. 

2. Anna Laura, b. 2, 25, 1859; Meth. 1876; Cong.; m. Henry A. 
Bissell, see. 

3. Perry Hutchinson, b. 10, 3, 1861; m. Helen Chamberlin, dau. 
of Coryden Chamberlin, of Solon, see; no chil.; Lakewood. 

4. Nora Irene, b. 4, 27, 1864; d. 9, 3, 1915; m. 1885, Alonzo 
Roach, see; she Meth. 1877. 

5. Harold Hamlin, b. 12, i, 1868; d. 8, 10, 1885. 

404 — Nichols Nichols 

By Second Wife 

6. Elsie Amanda, b. i, 3, 1871; m. George P. Porter of Cincin- 
nati; no chil. 

7. Charles Albert, b. 12, 9, 1872; m. (i) 1895, Ann Viers; Meth.; 
no chil.; m. (2) 6, 5, 1915, Lucy Davies fr. Eng., b. 5, 12, 1887, and had 
Oscar Perry, b. 3, 14, 1916. 

All above chil. b. in Tw. 

Luther Herbert Nichols, b. 10, 30, 1857; lives in 
CI.; son of Oscar A. Nichols above; Cong. ; S. S. supt. ; 

m. 9, 25, 1878, Elizabeth Ann Cochran, b. 3, 6, 1857, 
dau. of Robert Cochran, see. 

Bertha Laura, b. 2, 28, 1882; m. June, 1905, Walter Burdette 
Holmes, and had Burdette Walter, h. 6, 28, 1908. 
Rexford Allen, b. 6, 25, 1891. 

NoAH Pluma Nichols, b. 8, 14, 1793; d. i, i, 1868; 
one of first settlers in Tw., at end of Liberty St. near top of 
hill; not related, so far as known, to previous Nichols 
families; Meth.; 

m. Comfort ("Cumphy") Thompson, a great weaver 
of cloth; charter member of Cong. chh. 1822; 

Henry; d.; m. 
Charles, bap. Feb. 1826. 

Francis, b. ab. 1830; here i860; m. Lydia A. Haggett, b. ab. 1830, 
sister of George W. Haggett, see. 

Orson H., b. 7, i, 1832; see below. 
Another son.^ 

Orson H. Nichols, son of Noah P. above; b. 7, i, 
1832; d. Tw. 9, 9, 1910; where Austin Herrick lives; 

m. (i) I, 24, 1856, Theresa Maria Crooks, b. 5, 8, 
1835; d. 9, 16, 1861; 

m. (2) Martha S. Bicking, 1828-1889; Cong. 1863, 
dis. to Aurora 1875; 

m. (3) 4, 15, 1891, Mrs. Lillius (Lusk) Bishop, b. 
Hudson, 2, 2, 185 1 ; d. Tw., 10, 6, 1916; dau. of Henry 
Lusk, see; wid. of Elmer L. Bishop, see. 

Children, By First Wife 

Georgia, b. 9, 15, 1857; m. William Loveland of Chagrin Falls. 
Their dau., Ida m. Harris Parker, of Aurora. 

Perry B., b. 8, 21, 1859; lives in CI.; m. Alice Ward; Cong. 1877. 
They had Lester and Vera, and one who died. 

NicoL North — 405 

Alexander NicoL, b. Scotland ab. 1766; d. 7, 10, 1837; 
Cong. 1834; 

m. Agnes (Brodie?); Cong. 1834, dis. 1843. 


Margaret, b. ab. 1801; d. 8, 23, 1849, burned in house; m. James 
Henry, see. 

Agnes; m. John Mcintosh, see. 

Sophia; m. James Langmuire, of Bedford. 

; m. Scott. 

Jeannette; Cong. 1833; dis. to CI. 1840. 

Mr. Nicodemus, kept hote in early nineties; fr. Mog- 
adore; to CI. 

Charles Sheldon Norris, b. 12, 24, 1871; son of 
Johnson Montgomery and Mahaly (Schoonover) Norris; 
farmer on Solon road; to Tw. 1909 fr. Solon; across line to 
Solon 1916; 

m. 2, 16, 1892, Stella Jane Hardie, b. 7, 18, 1873; 
dau. of George Francis and Alice Ellen (Chamberlin) Hardie, 
m. 1868, she dau. of Luman Chamberlin. 

Iva Lina, b. 7, 18, 1893; m. 9, 3, 1912, Clyde A. Watson. 
Merle Sheldon, b. 8, 29, 1895; Tw. High School 1915. 
Rexford Dean, b. 5, 2, 1898, 
Cecil Sylvan, b. 8, 10, 1900. 
Marjorie May, b. 8, 30, 1902. 

Rev. George T. Norris, pastor of Meth. chh. 1914-15 ; 
m. 8, 28, 1 889, Alice Viola Hale of Mogadore ; studied 
at Oberlin. They had Wendell and Paul. 

Rev. Ira Norris, Meth. pastor 1839-40. 


I. John North, b. Eng. 1615; d. 1691; came 1635, 
Farmington, Ct. 

II. Thomas North, 1649-1712; in Indian wars; 
m. Hannah Newell. 

III. Ebenezer North, 1703-1789; m. 1730, Sibyl 
Curtis, i 703-1 794. 

IV. Dea. Noah North, 1733-1818; m. (i) 1756, 
Jemima Loomis; m. (2) 1771, Elizabeth Humphrey. 

4o6 — North Norton 

V. JuNiA North, i 760-1 828; m. (i) 1785, Sabrina 
Tyler; m. (2) 1807, Mrs. Sally Covey. 

VI. Dea. Junia North, b. 4, 30, 1796; d. 12, 30, 1885, 
age 90; fr. Litchfield, Ct., to Tw. 1824; charter member of 
Bapt. chh.; see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1047; 

m. (i) 4, 27, 1824, Lavinia Merriam, i 797-1 854, Bapt. 
1832; to Hudson 1802; taught first school in Tw.; 
m. (2) Mrs. Mary (Wolcott) Knapp, see. 


1. Mary Sabrina, b. 4, 18, 1825; d. 7, 24, 1898; m. 9, i, 1856, 
Nathaniel H. Reed, see. 

2. Junia Merriam, b. 3, 13, 1827; d. 10, 19, 1897; m. Elizabeth 
Blackwell; lived in Nevada. 

3. Ruby Lavinia, b. 7, 7, 1829; d. Feb. 1902; Bapt.; lived in 
Oberlin 1897; m. 6, 11, 1853, Jephtha Williams. 

4. Eliza Ann, b. 8, 17, 1832; d. 12, 28, 1853; tea. Tw. Inst. 1852-3. 

5. Amelia Maria, b. 7, 23, 1834; d. 10, 18, 1853. 

6. Orlen Loomis, b. 7, 21, 1836; d. i, 12, 1854. 

7. Orson Whedon, twin of above, b. 7, 21, 1836; d. 10, 20, 1853. 
William North, b. ab. 1835; d. 6, 18, 1910. 

Capt. Horace Norton, b. i, 10, 1808; d. 8, 23, 1883; 
son of Uriah Norton, 1751-1813, in Rev. War, and Lydia 
(Hutchinson) Norton, who d. 2, 22, 1813; to Chester, then 
to Tw. 1842; farmer on Bedford road where Mr. Gill now 
lives; later bought where Verne Hempstead now lives; 
when 8 yrs. old went to mill with oxen, 17 mi.; gone 3 ds.; 
one year chopped 25 acres for logging and 10 for wheat; see 
Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1048; 

m. 5, 14, 1833, Meranda Fisk, b. Batavia, N. Y., 4, 13, 
1816; d. Tw. 3, 23, 1892; dau. of Benjamin and Beulah 
(Lamberton) Fisk; both Meth.; Free Will Bapt. in Tw. 


1. Paulina Tryphena, b. 3, 14, 1834; d. 4, 20, 1913; m. 10, 19, 
1856, John Minot Barker of Ashtabula Co. 

2. Plympton, b. 2, 4, 1836; d. 2, 4, 1837. 

3. Cordelia Thare, b. i, 4, 1839; d. 4, 16, 1897; m. (i) 1858, 
George Moore; m. (2) 1878, Cassius O. Baldwin, see; she Meth. 

4. Norman, b. 5, 9, 1841; d. 9, i, 1845. 

5. Newton Norman, b. 10, 7, 1844; d. 12, 19, 191 1; m. 10, 24, 
1865, Mary R. Cox; he to Mich. 1878; to Calif. 1895; Meth. 1877; 4 

6. Marilla Meranda, b. 2, 14, 1858; m. ii, 28, 1877, Samuel 
Henry Crankshaw, see. 

Norton Op ell — ^407 

Samuel G. Norton, b. ab. 1827; d. 11, 18, 1848, on 
Lake Erie. 

Capt. James Norton; where Abner Lane lives; built 
house from boat wreck; old lake capt.; 
m. Hannah ; both Meth. 

Walter, Ann Eliza, James, Samuel (all dead) and H. Earl, Fresno, 

First and third in Inst. 1848. 

Rev. Mr. Norton, Meth. pastor 1844. 

Arminda Norvel, Bapt. 

Henry C. Norviel, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1857-9; fr. 

William N. Norviel, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1855; fr. 

Lorenzo Nurse, child of d. 8, 25, 1854, age 3. 
James Nutal; d. 10, 19, 185 1, age 28. 

Washington Nye; d. in asylum; lived on North St. 
where Mr. Taylor lives; fr. Bedford; 

m. (i) Jane Martin, b. ab. 1838; d. 7, 9, 1902. 

m. (2) Mrs. Mary Smith of Bedford, who d. 3, i, 1915. 
No children. 


Dr. William O'Bryan, first physician in Tw. 

Odekirk, on Macedonia road; in house that 

burned a few yrs. ago. Mrs. Odekirk's nephew, Reuben 

Kellogg, lived with them. They had a dau. who m 

Schoonover; lived there 2 yrs., then to Macedonia; also a 
dau. who m. Irving Davis and lived there a few yrs., then 
in Macedonia. 

Mr. Odekirk, b. ab. 1872; d. 7, 29, 1894. 

John Odell, b. ab. 1808; d. 7, 18, 1851; merchant; 
where P. O. is before Mr. Nelson had it; "accurate and 
painstaking"; lived east side of park; here 1833; see census; 

4o8 — Odell Osborn 

m. Lydia Cody, aunt of "Buffalo Bill" Cody. 


Nathan Delos, b. 1832; m. Sarah Kelley, b. 1832, dau. of S. D. 
Kelley who ran the hotel. 

John T., b. ab. 1844; general manager of B. & O. R. R. in Balti- 

John H. and Theodore Odell, in Inst. 1848. 

Richard H. O'Donald, b. in Argill, N. Y., 9, 10, 1849; 
banker in Howard City, Mich., son of John and Eliza Jane 
(Nelson) O'Donald; 

m. (i) 12, 7, 1875, Hattie Maria Lusk, b. Hudson 
2, 4, 1854; d. I, 13, 1907; dau. of Henry Lusk, see; 

m. (2) 8, 7, 1911, Mrs. Estella Maria (Clark) 
Nichols, wid. of Parks Nichols; b. 10, 19, 1854, dau. of 
Elmer Warren Clark, see; Meth. 

Children, By First Wife 

Harry J., b. 8, 15, 1877; d. ii, 17, 1880. 

Mary Jane, b. 9, 21, 1879; d. 7, 28, 1916; m. 6, 29, 1904, Arie M. 

Grace Maud, b. 9, 12, 1881; m. 6, 24, 1903, Earl Francis Phelps. 

William D. O'Donald, b. 7, 30, 1853; d. Nov. 1903; 
bro. of above; lived ab. 1890-03 where Mr. Richner lives; 
then to Grand Rapids, Mich.; 

m. I, II, 1888, Carrie Chloe Inman, b. 7, 14, 1861, 
dau. of Charles J. and Jane B. (Mallany) Inman. 


Hazel lola, b. 2, 11, 1891 in Tw. 

William Arthur, b. 7, 31, 1897 in Howard City, Mich. 

Josiah and William O'Donald, Cong., dis. to Hop- 
kins, Mich. 1854. 

Nina Oldham; Meth.; lived at Charles Riley's; to 

Charles Osborn, b. ab. 1826; d. 3, 3, 1889; farmer 
where Charles Schmalzle lives; 

m. Jane Post, b. ab. 1825; d. 9, 11, 1908; dau. of 
Aaron Post. No chil.; both Meth. 

Ezra Osborn and family; to Tw. 7, i, 1817, and settled 
in west part of township, a little west of Chauncey Lane's 
old place. Mrs. Osborn was the first woman settler in the 


Robert Elson Osbun, b. 2, 24, 1863, in Hardin Co., 
son of John and Hannah (Lewis) Osbun; to Tw. 191 5; far- 
mer on Leonard, or Lovel place, mile south on Hudson road; 

m. 12, 27, 1890, Cora Josephine Peters, b. 7, 5, 1865 
in Wyandot Co., dau. of Andrew Jackson and Almira 
(Woolsey) Peters. 


Elmo Earle, b. 6, i3, 1892; m. 12, 23, 1914, Florence Russell of 
Columbus; Glen Rock, Wy. 

Ethel Marie, b. 4, 12, 1894; grad. of Ashville High School. 

Mary Alice, b. 11, 15, 1896; Glen Rock, Wy. 

Clifford LeRoy, b. 9, 3, 1898; Lake Forrest, 111. 

Hattie Mae, b. 8, 13, 1902. 

Delia C. Ostron, Cong. 1854. 

Franz Trangott Otto, b. 6, 8, 1855; to Tw. 1899; to 
Bedford 1904; present location unknown; son of Franz 
James Martin Otto, 1 820-1909; 

m. 4, 19, 1880, Elizabeth May Mills, b. 7, 18, 1851; 
Cong. 1900, also children; she living in Hanford, Calif. 


Maybelle Jane, b. 5, 6, 1882; m. 9, 27,1905, Frankland Garfield 
Hamm, and had Gertrude and Gladys; Lachine, Quebec. 

Frank Sherman, b. 8, 27, 1886; m. 12, 8, 1915, May Frieda Minnie 
Rambert; CI. 

George Martin, b. 9, 17, 1890; m. 6, 4, 1914, Yoonne Lee Fluhart; 

Frederick Overson, on Fred Miller's place 1912-13; 
fr. CI.; to Metz; one son. 

Benjamin Oviatt, b. 2, 27, 1755; in Rev. War; 

m. Mary Carter who was captured by Indians at age 
of 12. They had Luman, Heman, Benjamin, Salmon, 
Nathaniel, Hulda, Olive, Mary and Betsy. 

Benjamin Oviatt, b. Goshen, Ct., 1779 or 178 1; d. 
2, 27, 1848; came west 1799; to Hudson 1802; toTw. 1840; 
Cong.; had about 700 acres in s. e. part of Tw.; 

m. 181 5, Rhoda Kellogg, b. in Vt., dau. of Bradford 
and Ann (Thompson) Kellogg. 


Three d. y. 
Eliza or Elizabeth. 

Salmon F., b. ii, 27, 1827; see below. 

Salmon F. Oviatt, b. ii, 30, 1827; son of Benjamin 
Oviatt above; farmer in s. e. part of Tw. near old mills. 
See Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1048; oldest person in 

m. 5, 9, 1849, Margaret Cameron, b. i, 31, 183 1; d. 
1882; dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Andrews) Cameron. 
They had Lincoln, adopted, see below. 

Lincoln Oviatt, b. i860; lives now in Hudson; county 
commissioner; active in politics; has held all important 
township offices; see Doyle's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 863; 

m. Sept. 1881, Nina E. Slocum, dau. of John Slocum 
of N. Y. and Akron. 


Ida Mae, b. 1883; m. 1904, Silas E. Sawyer, now of Hudson; she 
Cong. 1899; Tw. H. S. 1900. 

Fayette L., b. 1889. 

LuMAN Oviatt, b. 10, 14, 18 19; d. 8, 12, 1892; son of 
Benjamin Oviatt, Sen., above; 

m. 8, 31, 1842, LuciNDA Craig, b. 12, 13, 1823. 


Two d. in infancy. 

Loran Luman, b. 2, 19, 1844 in s. e. part of Tw.; d. 6, 6, 1907; see 
Doyle's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 507; farmer and cattle dealer; lived in 
Northfield; m. (i) 3, 17, 1864, Lura Templeton, dau. of Elisha Temple- 
ton, who d. 3, 18, 1873; m. (2) Elva Adell Eggleston; by first w. had 
Edward Luman and Frank Loran; by second w. had Vinna P., Hazel L. 
and Lynn E. 

Maria L., b. 12, 21, 1849; m. 1869, Prosper Wales Gott, see. 

Stella A., b. 11, 8, 1853; d. 5, 12, 1854, twin. 

Finly V., b. 9, 2, 1863; d. 12, I, 1874. 

Sherman Oviatt, b. ab. 1823-4; killed 3, 22, i860 by 
log crushing him near old fair ground ; of French descent and 

OviATT Page — 411 

wife of Danish; on Prosper Gott farm, and in village where 
Mrs. J. W. Fessenden lives; 

m. HuLDAH Brevoort Richardson, b. ab. 183 1; d. 
9, 8, 1908. She m. (2) ab. 1861, Odell Appleby, see. 


Fannie Emqgene, b. i, 10, 1851; m. Randolph Riley, see. 

John Clark, b. Tw. 6, 20, 1857; d. 2, 4, 1904; in Inst,; to Aurora 
ab. 1884; to 111. 1885; to Martin, Mich., 1899; m. (i) 2, 21, 1882, Mary 
Abby Greenlese, of Tw., b. 9, 30, 1856, dau. of Joseph Curran Greenlese, 
see; m. (2) 3, i, 1906, Pearl A. Harpa; had Frank Hurd 1884, Henri 
Clark 1887, Jessie Earl 1889, John Clark 1892, Wayne Pearl 1895, and 
by 2nd w. Nettie Ella 1913. 

Samuel OviATT, b. ab. 1797; here i86o; on Solon road; 
m. Sarah Ann , b. ab. 1810. 

Anderson, b. ab. 1843; d.; in Civil War. 
E. Adell, b. ab. 1854. 

Eunice M. Oviatt, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

Anson Owen, Cong. 1834. 


Jesse Packer, b. 1790, at Guilford, Vt.; d. in Streets- 
boro 1865; to Ohio ab. 1832; lived in Tw., several yrs. in 
Aurora, then Streetsboro ab. 1850; 

m. ab. 1820, Amy Gould, b. 10, 21, 1798, dau. of 
Thomas Gould, see; she survived him several yrs.; both 
prominent in Meth. chh.; several chil. — Mary m. Andrew 
Morse, see; Soviah (Sophia.'*) m. Joseph Pratt and went to 
Wis.; Louise m. Capt. Seymour Reed of 7th O. V. I. Entire 
family now dead. 

Eli Henry Page; d. i, 19, 19x5; son of Enos and 
Cinderilla (Baldwin) Page; worked in Alexander's wagon 
shop; to Streetsboro, then to Hopkins, Mich.; 

m. 3, 13, 1861, Amelia A. (Sturtevant) Lane, adopted 
dau. of Elisha Lane, dau. of John M. and Mary Sturtevant. 

Son; d. 9, 15, 1862, age 2 weeks. 
Olie Bell; m. 9, 25, 1883, Benjamin S. Foote. 

412— Palmer Parish 

George Palmer, son of Resolved ^nd Mary (Swem) 
Palmer; came fr. Northfield; worked for Lorenzo Riley; to 

m. 1865, Jelina Ordelia Chamberlin, dau. of Luman 
Chamberlin, see, b. 1843. 


Mary Delilah, b. 1867; d. 1912; m. 1893, William Leroy Devine. 

Emmer Amenzo, b. 1868; m. 1896, Addie Roscoe. 

Vinnie Elmina, b. 1875; "i- 1892, James Cassell. 

Harry Guy, b. 1878; m. 1901, Florence Wemple. 

Roy Garfield, b. 1881; m. 1906, Grace Evelyne Lowe. 

Nathaniel Palmer; here 1818; he and Gideon and 
John L. Thompson chopped, cleared and fenced 80 acres, 
1818-20, at ^20 per acre; helped care for sick in 1823, when 
so many were sick, taken himself and barely escaped death 
in that "fatal year." 

Rev. Horace Weston Palmer, b. Palmyra, i, 19, 
1815; d. II, 18, 1876; son of Samuel and Irene (Parks) 
Palmer; grad. Theological Dept. of Wes. Res. Col. 1844; 
preached at Hartford, 1844-7; Twinsburg Cong'l. chh. 
1848-52; Kingsville 1853-70; Andover 1870 until death; 

m. (i) 3, 8, 1838, Harriet Shepard, who d. 5, 6, 1864, 
leaving 2 sons; her father lived here and was S. S. supt.; 

m. (2) 2, 14, 1866, Agnes Kitchman. 

Z. S. Palmer, b. ab. 1794; d. 8, 18, 1880, age 86; 

m. Mary A. , b. ab. 1805; d. 11, 9, 1870. 

Sabina Parham, b. Deerlield, i, 17, 1848, dau. of 
Charles and Rebecca Parham and sister of Mrs. Nelson C. 
Dodge, with whom she has lived since 1909; in CI. many 
yrs; taught in Dist. No. 7. 

Mrs. Philena Parish, b. ab. 1781; d. 8, 28, 1853; 
mother of Luman Lane's 2nd w. and grandmother of Mrs. 
Isaac Jayne. She lived with Mrs. Lane; was wid. of John 

Justus Parish; m. Roxana Bissell, dau. of Israel. 
She in Tw. awhile as wid. with son Amasa. Had also Fitch 
and Ephraim, and Cyrus R., who d. 5, 9, 1848, age 24. 

Parks Parks — ^413 

I. Robert Parke, b. Eng. 1580; came 1630. 

II. Thomas Parke, b. Eng. ab. 1619; came 1630; d. 

III. Robert Parke, 1651-1707, in King Philip's War; 
II chil. 

IV. James Parke, 1685-1726; Norwich, Ct. 

V. Robert Parke, b. 171 8; to Westfield, Mass. 

VI. Aaron Parks, 1748-1824; 12 chil.; one Amanda, 
b. 1766; m. Caleb Nichols, see, and came to Tw. 

VII. Moses Parks, 1758-1862; m. 1807, Electa 
Avery; Montgomery, Mass.; 11 chil.; 2 sons came to Tw. 
as follows: 

VIII. Elisha Lewis Parks, b. 10, 24, 1808; d. 11, 3, 
1906, age 98; to Tw. 1839; built brick house on Bedford 
road ab. 1894; to village 1882, first house north of Cong, 

m. 12, 3, 1843, Christia QuiGLEY, b. ab. 1810; d. i, 30, 
1896; dau. of Hugh and Mary (Holland) Quigley of Chester, 
Mass.; Cong. 1844; no chil., but her niece, Maria Quigley, 
lived with them many years, see. 

VIII. William Avery Parks, bro. of above; b. 8, 23, 
181 5; d. 2, 6, 1899; to Tw. before marriage, 1842; on Bed- 
ford road many years near where James Miller lived; mem. 
Meth. chh. 56 yrs.; 

m. (i) Mar. 1842, Isabel A. Nichols, b. 1819; d. 
7, 25, 1852; dau. of Caleb Nichols, see; 

m. (2) 12, 7, 1853, Hester L. Parks, 1816-1876; Meth. 
Child, By First Wife 

Isabelle, b. ab. 1850; m. 12, 21, 1870, Oscar E. Chamberlin, see 

Charles Parks, see census of 1833; Cong. 1832, dis. 
1845 to Dover; 

m. Cynthia M. , Cong. 1832, dis. to Dover. 


1. Harriet Minerva, b. ab. 1819; Cong. 1838, dis. to Dover 1845; 
m. W. Tidd. 

2. Harman Horatio, b. ab. 1821. 

414 — Parks Parmelee 

Eliza B,, b. ab. 1824; Cong. 1838, dis. to Dover 1845. 

Urania June, b. ab. 1825; m. Higley. 

Henry Beman, b. ab. 1826. 

Lucinda Cordelia, b. ab. 1828; Cong. 1843, dis. to Dover 1845. 

Charles Sheldon, b. ab. 1831. 

Infant, b. Apr. 1833. j 

Charles M. Parks, b. ab. 1827; on Aurora road; here 
i860; in Civil War; 

m. Minerva C. , b. ab. 1832. 

Charlotte, b. ab. 1854; d. 2, 13, 1859. 

Clark Parks and wife; see Census of 1833. 

Ruth Sabrina, b. ab. 1827. 
Amy Adeline, b. ab. 1829. 

A "Mr. Parks" d. 3, 30, 1859, age 76; father of one of 
above probably. Augustine (.f*). 

Augustine Parks, Meth. 1843. 

Almina Parks, Meth. 1844. 


I. John Parmelee, i 590-1659, fr. Eng. ab. 1639; 
signed covenant before landing, June 20; 

m. (i) Hannah , mother of his chil.; m. (2) 

II. John Parmelee, ab. 1615-1688-9; came 1635; 
m. (i) Rebecca and had Nathaniel; m. (2); m. (3) 

Hannah and had 9 chil. 

III. Nathaniel Parmelee, b. 1645; killed 1676 in 
King Philip's war; m. Sarah French. 

IV. Dea. and Lieut. Nathaniel Parmelee, 1672- 
1718; m. 1696, Esther Ward. 

V. Lemuel Parmelee, i 704-1 774; g'dfather of Joel 
R. Parmelee; m. 1728, Sarah Kelsey. 

V. Nehemiah Parmelee, b. 9, 15, 1710; m. (i) 
Hannah Hull; m. (2) 1766, Sybil Parmelee. 


Parmelee — ^415 




4i6 — Parmelee Parmelee 

VI. Nehemiah Parmelee, b. lo, 5, 1741, Killing- 
worth, Ct.; m. Nettleton. 

VII. Gardiner Parmelee, Cobbleskill, N. Y., where 
probably all his chil. were born; he d. 18 10, on visit to 
Killingworth, Ct.; m. Experience Wilcox. 

VIII. Zeno Parmelee, 1801-1862; see below. 
Besides Zeno, Gardiner (VII) had 

Sabra, 1803-1886; m. Leonard Evarts; 
Anna, 1805-1891; m. 1822, Rufus Redfield; 
Chloe, 1807-1891; m. David Fritcher; 

Dea. and Lieut. Nathaniel Parmelee (Gen. IV), b. 
3, 22, 1672; d. I, 26, 1718; 
m. 1696, Esther Ward. 


1. Nathaniel, b. 1697; m. (i) Ann Post; m. (2) Bethia Kelsey. 
He had EUab, b. 1730; m. Rachel Smith, parents of Eliab, Jr., b. 1775, 
who m. Lydia Pierson and had Alfred; see below. 

2. Esther, b. 1698. 

3. Josiah, b. 1700; m. Mary Buell and had Josiah, Jr., father of 
Fanny, who m. Dan Parmelee, see. 

4. Hiel, b. 1702. 

5. Lemuel, 1704-74; m. Sarah Kelsey. They had: 

(i) Jeremiah, 1730-97. 

(2) John, b. 173 1. 

(3) Sarah, b. 1734; m. Josiah G. Redfield, see. 

(4) Dan, b. 1739; m. Mary Stevens and had Rebina, 1768, 
Polly, 1772, Dea. WiUiam, see below, Polly, 1777, and Dan, see 

(5) Rebina. (6) Asahel. (7) Trial. 

6. Lydia, b. 1707; m. Ira Ward. 

7. Nehemiah, b. 1710; m. (i) Hannah Hull; m. (2) Sybil Par- 
melee. They had Nehemiah, Jr., b. 1741, who m. Elizabeth Nettleton 
and had Gardiner; see below. 

8. Hannah, b. 1712. 9. Ezra, b. 1714. 10. Abner, b. 1716. 
II. Sarah, b. 1718. 

Alfred Parmelee, Gen. VIII, son of Eliab, son of 
Eliab, son of Nathaniel; see chart; b. 4, 14, 1798; d. 8, 28, 
1846; fr. No. Killingworth, Ct.; to Tw. 1831; see census 
1833; where Albert and Nathan Chapman lived later; to 
Terre Haute 1845; family returned to Tw. and later to 

Parmelee Parmelee— 417 

Mich.; both Cong. 183 1, dis. 1845; she Cong, again 1847, as 
wid., and dis. i860 to Hopkins, Mich.; 

m. 3, 18, 1824, Sylvia Rutty, his 3rd cousin. 


1. Mary, b. 3, 13, 1825; d. 6, 27, 1874; Cong. 1847, dis. to Hop- 
kins, i860. 

2. Eliza, twin of above, b. 3, 13, 1825. 

3. Josiah Pierson, b. 3, 2, 1827; m. 1856, Amanda Moore; Cong. 

4. James Ellsworth, b. ii, 10, 1828; d. Hopkins, Mich., 12, 31, 
1884; m. Catherine White. 

5. WilHam Harvey, b. 10, 13, 1830; Tw. Inst., then a year in 
Wes. Res. Col.; Cong.; m. 5, 11, 1857, Clara Maria Bissell of Aurora, 
dau. of Ebenezer Blodgett Bissell, see. 

6. Harlow Lewis, b. 4, 22, 1833 in Tw.; d. 1848. 

7. Gilbert, b. 1835; d. ii, 3, 1859 in Tw. 

8. Edwin, b. 10, 26, 1837; Cong. 1854; now in Hopkins, Mich.; 
m. 12, 22, 1862 Polly Rebecca Edgell. 

Dea. William Parmelee, son of Dan, see chart; b. 
Killingworth, Ct., 7, 21, 1775; d. Tw. 10, 11, 183 1; fr. 
Claremont, N. H., to Tw. 6, 9, 1828, with all of family living 
but Lucius, with ox teams; 5 days after arrival Sarah 
ReHef d. ; that winter and perhaps the next they lived in log 
house south side of Macedonia road, on eastern slope of 
ledges near brook; bought of John F. Clark land on Solon 
road just north of Tinker's Creek; "cordwinder," shoe- 
maker and farmer; both Cong. 1828; dea. 1828-31; body 
moved from old to new cemetery; 

m. 10, 4, 1801, Fanny Rocye, b. Claremont, N. H., 
12, 4, 1782; d. 10, 4, 1842; dau. of Joel Royce, in Rev. War, 
burned on log heap 1782, before wife's eyes and 3 mo. before 
her child was born. 


1. Lucius, b. 12, 2, 1802. 

2. WiUiam, b. 11, 3, 1804; d. ii, 5, 1804. 

3. William, b. II, 7, 1805; d. 

4. Mary; m. Albert Gallatin Alden, desc. of John Alden. 

5. Fanny, b. 8, 12, 1810; m. 5, 29, 1837, Elias W. Mather, see. 

6. WilHam, b. 11, 28, 1812; d. 8, 6, 1814. 

7. Joel Royce, b. 7, 14, 1815; see below. 

8. Samuel Newell, b. 6, 14, 1817; d. Tw. 1864 (.?); m. 9, 7, 1857, 
Martha Horton and had Louise Kennedy, i860; Frank Smith, 1862; 
and Thornton, 1863; d. 1864. 

9. Sarah Relief, b. 11, 19, 1819; d. 6, 14, 1828. 

41 8 — Parmelee Parmelee 

10. Dan Stevens, b. I2, lo, 1821; d. 9, 16, 1891; m. 10, 5, 1843, 
Mary Ann Barbour and had 4 sons; Edward Anson, of Omaha, Neb., the 
only survivor. 

11. Harriet Lucinda, b. 2, 7, 1824; d. 12, 24, 1896; m. 3, 2, 1852. 

12. Emily Caroline, b. 9, 28, 1826; d. Denver, Col., 3, 13, 1902; 
m. 5, 7, 1849, David Douglas Belden, first mayor of Omaha, Neb.; much 
confusion fr. squatters; government deeded him all the land and he 
deeded to others as seemed just to him; to Colo., mining; in legislature 
and his vote decided location of capital at Denver and not Golden; 
judge; d., Denver, 12, 2, 1897. 

13. Edward Carroll, twin of above, b. 9, 28, 1826; d. CI. 8, 28, 
1900; m. 3, 9, 1853, Mary Louise Hathaway, one of hotel party of four 
couples; lived on Solon road in house that burned, where H. C. Holt now 
lives; lightning tore shoes from her feet; he had store in Solon until 
1877; then farm in Austinburg; then to CI. and was humane agent until 
death; had Emily Caroline, 1854; CI.; and Carroll Hathaway, now 
judge in Wyoming. 

Dea. Joel Royce Parmelee, b. 7, 14, 1815; d. Tw. 
9, 30, 1886; son of Dea. William Parmelee above; to Tw. 
with parents 1828; when father d. in 183 1 care of family 
fell on him at age of 16; borrowed tools, carrying plow on 
back, and paid for use in work; Cong. 183 1 at first service in 
new chh. now east of park; dea. 1872-82; supreme ambition 
was to preach, hence with much self-denial by self and 
mother he entered Wes. Res. Col. 1838, but health failed 
in 2nd year and he became a farmer; lived where Elwood 
E. Cowles lives; house burned 1893; ''^w of maple trees 
brought fr. woods on shoulders, all at once except replace- 
ments; had children educated as he wanted to leave them 
"a wealth that could not be taken from them;" lost most of 
property near close of life, this and heavier loss of son in 
ministry never made a breach in his faith nor changed his 
cheerful disposition; 

See Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1048; 

m. 8, 28, 1844, Harriet Abby Holt, of Chester, Ct., 
b. 12, 3, 1815; d. 8, 2, 1894, in old ladies' home in CI.; dau. 
of Benjamin and Lucy (South worth) Holt; Cong. 1844. 


Rev. Howard Royce, b. 3, 18, 1846; see below. 

Mary-Ella Holt, b. 8, 28, 1848; d. 5, 20, 1913; Cong. 1866; Lake 
Erie Sem.; m. Rev. Amzi Wilson. 

Harriet Frances, b. 5, 13, 1852; missionary in Japan, 1877 — ; Lake 
Erie Sem.; Cong. 1866, again 1888. 

William Benjamin, b. 5, i, 1859; see below. 

Farm ELBE Parmelee — ^419 

Rev. Howard Royce Parmelee, son of Joel Royce 
Parmelee above, b. 3, 18, 1846; d. 6, 14, 1883; opposed but 
finally yielded to father's earnest desire that he should 
preach; Wes. Res. Col.; Lane and Union Seminaries; pr. 
at Hampden in Vinton Co., and in Mesopotamia; well near 
cemetery; he had fever, pneumonia and tuberculosis and d. 
at father's month after father stricken with paralysis; 

m. Laura Ann Delano, b. Dorchester, Mass., 10, 6, 
1850; d. Vt. 12, 20, 1885. 


Royce Delano, b. Tw. i, 11, 1873; d. 8, 14, 1876. 

Wallace Joel, b. 11, 26, 1879, at Edinburg; m. 6, 28, 1901, Gertrude 
Genung; Hudson. 

Emma Faith, b. Edinburg, 8, 21, 1882; Oberlin Col. 1906; Y. W. 
C. A. sec, Racine, Wis. 

William Benjamin Parmelee, son of Joel R. Parmelee 
above, b. 5, i, 1859; now in Chicago, 165 1 N. Cicero Ave.; 
in electrical construction work many years; 

m. 10, 30, 1889, Jessie Elizabeth Foster, dau. of 
Horace B. Foster of Hudson, see; b. i, 24, 1859. 


Joel Royce, b. in Arizona, 10, 22, 1890; d. 10, 23, 1890, bur. in Tw. 

Howard Foster, b. i, 8, 1893, in Hudson; d. 2, 6, 1897, bur. in Tw. 

Abbie Neal, b. 12, 8, 1894; now in Beloit Col., Wis. 

Dan Parmelee, son of Dan, or Daniel; see chart; b. 
Killingworth, Ct., 12, 11, 1779; d. Tw. 5, 21, 1851; where 
P. P. Evans lives; chh. seceder 1834; 

m. I, 29, 1806, Fanny Parmelee, b. ab. 1882; d. 10, 12, 
1875, aged 93; his 2nd cousin; dau. of Josiah Parmelee, 
1 2th son of Josiah, b. 1700, and Mary (Buell) Parmelee; he 
son of James who was son of Dea. Nathaniel. Her sister, 
Melinda, b. 8, 6, 1790, m. David Lane and was the mother of 
Mrs. Mary Streeter, who lived several yrs. with ''Aunt 
Fanny," ab. 1870. 

No chil. but took Edward Parmelee, bro. of Joel R., and 
Mary Aurelia Parmelee, dau. of Zeno, see. 

Fanny m. (2) 10, 11, 1854, Ebenezer Blodgett Bissell, 
see, as his 4th wife. 

Zend Parmelee, son of Gardiner Parmelee; see chart; 
b. Ct. I, 21, 1801; d. Hudson, 4, 27, 1862; walked to Ohio 
1822-3; where Charles Chambers lives; set out big tree in 

420 — Parmelee Parmelee 

front; also where Samuel Crankshaw lives; lived awhile in 
Hudson and Brecksville; he built brick house where Mrs. 
Hickox lives; blacksmith; shop in front of present Cong, 
chh.; also one on lower depot road nearly opposite Mrs. 
Franklin Post's; justice of peace ab. 20 yrs.;Cong, 1824;' 
see Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1049; 

m. (i) Juliette Post, b. 8, 29, 1806; d. 5, 16, 1834; 
dau. of Joshua Post, see; Cong. 1831; 

m. (2) Amelia Dailey; Cong. 1838; d. 11, 17, 1838; 

ni. (3) 1837, Jerusha Post, b. 1809; d. 11, 23, 1880; 
sister of first w.; Cong. 1840. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Gardiner, b. 4, 2, 1827; see below. 

2. Mary Aurelia, b. 9, 19, 1829; d. 8, 31, 1814; m. (i) Seth 
Stevens; m. (2) Wellington Johnson; m. (3) Ira Shattuck, see. 

3. Zeno Philander, b. 1 831; see below, 

4. Henry, b. 7, 18, 1832; see below. 

5. Juliette, b. 1834; d. 1897; Cong. 1877. 

Children By Third Wife 

6. Electus, b. 1840; d. i, 6, 1905; unm. 

7. Evelyn Abijah, b. 1842; see below. 

8. Emogene Jerusha, b. 1851; m. 1873, John M. Burnes, of CI., 
see; Cong. 1866, dis. to CI, 1880. 

Gardiner Parmelee, son of Zeno above, b. 4, 2, 1827; 
d. 10, 9, 1885; blacksmith; quarry; quarried the big stone 
base in soldiers' monument; lived mile west of center 1862 
until death; 

See Perrin's Hist., p. 1049; 

m. II, 9, 1848, Rhoda Watson Roach, b. 12, 10, 1829; 
d. 2, 15, 1910; dau. of James Roach, see. She m. (2) Dr. 
Seymour A. Collins, see. 


Mary, b, 9, 16, 1851; m, 11, 20, 1871, Francis Dolaishe, see. 

Juliette; d. y.; d, 2, 26, 1852, 

Rosa Bell, 7, 22, 1856; m, 10, 5, 1885, John T. Hempstead, see. 

Chloe Oretta, b, 4, 8, 1861; m. 9, 15, 1880, Charles E, Riley, see, 

Zeno Philander Parmelee, son of Zeno above; b. 
1,31,1831; d, 6, 17, 1901; tailor; where Abner Lane lives; 

m. 3, 21, 1859, Rebecca Elizabeth Younker, b. 3, 2, 
1 841, dau. of Dan and Maria (Lutys) Younker; she now in 

Parmelee Farm E LEE — 421 


1. Ida May, b. 2, 4, i860; m. 3, 28, 1880, George R. Green, of 
Willoughby, who d. 12, 19, 1915, They had Amos G., b. 12, 21, 1895. 

2. Hoadley Philander, b. 10, 27, 1861; Elliston, Mont. 

3. Frank, b. i, 27, 1865; m. 12, 24, 1892, Louisa Edwards; Glen- 
willow; had Ruth M., b. 3, 6, 1897. 

4. Gardiner Henry, b. 5, 18, 1869; see below. 

5. Daisy Irena, b. 7, II, 1872; m. 2, 2, 1893, George W. Edwards, 
of Hudson. 

6. Carrie Elsie, b. 2, 10, 1878; m. 10, 12, 1898, Edwin Rhoades, 
of Solon, and had Norman L., 1899, Myra, 1902, Edwin, 1903, Charles, 
1908-12, Ruth R., 1914. 

7. Martha Horton, b. i, i, 1888; Cong. 1904; Tw. H. S. 1906; 
m. 10, 15, 1908, Grover Johnston, Boston, O., and hadThelma, 191 1, and 
Margaret, 1914. 

Gardiner Henry Parmelee, son of Zeno Philander 
Parmelee above, b. Lewisburg, 5, 18, 1869; d. 6, 18, 1914; 
stone mason; made pillar at cemetery entrance; 

m. 2, 10, 1902, Alice Elizabeth Edwards, dau. of 
William E. Edwards, see, b. 4, 29, 1880; Meth.; she m. 

(2) . 


1. Gardiner Philander, b. 11, 26, 1902. 

2. Agnes Rebecca, b. 6, 6, 1904. 

3. Frank Richard, b. 2, 6, 1906. 

4. Edna Estelle, b. 9, 10, 1908. 

5. Alta May, b. i, 10, 1910; d. 9, 8, 1912. 

6. Luman George, b. 3, 18, 1914. 

Henry Parmelee, son of Zeno above, b. Tw. 7, 18, 
1832; to Wadsworth; also on old Roach place on Mace- 
donia road; painter; 

m. 12, II, 1856, Susan Margaret Miller, dau. of 
Jacob Miller, b. 12, 3, 1834; d. 2, i, 1914. 


1. Zeno Miller, b. 8, 30, i860; m. 7, 15, 1882, Alice May Smith, 
1864-1909; dau. of Rev. Jacob Smith, and had (i) Emogene Alice, b. 
1883; m. 5, 5, 1909, Norman Robinson, 3 chil.; (2) George Henry, b. 
1885; m. 1905, Maude Rasor, 4. chil.; (3) Lillian Cora, b. 1887; m. 
1912, Charles Alexander; (4) Luther Jacob, b. 1889; unm. 

2. Kate, b. 11, 3, 1865; m. 12, i, 1886, Grant Furry, 6 chil. 

Evelyn Abijah Parmelee, son of Zeno above, b. 
9, 21, 1842; painter and paper hanger; home on Hudson 
road next to schoolhouse; "squirrel hunter" at Cincinnati, 
1862; also in 177th O. V. I. ab. i yr. to end of war; in 

422 — Parmelee Pearson 

government shops at Nashville, 1863-4; ^^ battles of 
Murfreesboro and Stone River; deputy sheriff, 188 1-5; 

m. 1875, Elsa Murray, b. ab. 1852; d. 12, 19, 1886; 

They had Gertie Emogene, b. 1881; d. 6, 18, 1906; 
Cong. 1891; Meth. 1902; m. 1901, Dr. Robert Burns 
Chamberlin, see; she Tw. H. S. 1898. 

Edwin Parmelee, taught in Dist. 4, on Liberty St. 
ab. i860. 

Spencer Thomas Parmelee; distant relative of Tw. 
Parmelees; Meth. 1841; invented machine to put head on 
pins, also made pianos; worked in present masonic building; 
made fortune from invention of gloss used on rubber shoes 
and coats; in Scotland for a time; descendants near Brans- 
ford, Ct. 

Samuel Parmelee. 

Leonard Parr, Bapt. 1834, dis. 1834. 

Patrick Patton, section hand; d. 9, 6, 1905, age 40. 

Perry W. Payne, fr. CI.; teacher in Tw. Inst. 1856-7. 

Alvin Arthur Peairs, b. 3, 6, 1848; from ab. 1901 to 
1905 on farm where James Miller has lived; now in Roots- 

m. 10, 25, ab. 1870, Caroline Miller, b. 6, 21, 1854. 

I. Lillian; m. William Justus; Beach City. 

John Wilson; m. Irene Arbor; Seattle, Wash. 


Charles Miller. 

Myrtle Ada, b. 2, 28, 1884; m. 9, 9, 1906, Clarence Maxam, see. 

George Giles, m. Grace Padley; Elyria. 

Ruby Imagene; m. Edson Twerell; CI. 

Alvin Arthur. 
9. Viola; m. Otto Hasse; CI. 

George Pearson; d. ; fr. Canada; farmer on 

different farms; 

m. Elizabeth Lee, dau. of William and Isabelle Lee of 
Solon; resides in CI. 

Pearsons Perkins — 423 


1. Clara, b. Tw., 12, 24, 1883; m. 6, 15, 1906, Grant Money, and 
had Lawrence; CI. 

2. Grace L., b. 11, 15, 1890; m. Sept. 1912, Joseph Bartos, and 
had Cyril; CI. 

3. Blanche Zela, b. Tw. 5, 27, 1892; m. 7, i, 1914, Vanantius 
Vincent; CI. 

4. Glenn McPhale, b. Tw. 2, 13, 1894; CI. 

5. Louise Lennora, b. Tw. 10, 4, 1895; CI. 

Rev. W. H. Pearsons, pastor of Meth. chh. 1883-6; 
later a chaplain in U. S. army. 

Ebenezer Pease; m. Polly Kellogg, i 788-1 864. They 
had George; see below. 

George Pease, b. 4, 28, 1807; d. 10, 4, 1887; lost eye- 
sight in childhood and blind 69 yrs.; 

m. Susan Ann Maxam, dau. of William Maxam, see; 
b. 3, 6, 1823; d. 10, 10, 1905. 


Mary Marena, b. 8, i, 1845; d. 10, 17, 1907; m. Lewis Post. 

George Ebenezer, b. 5, 21, 1847; d. 8, 27, 1864; in Civil War. 

Charles Albert, b. 11, 11, 1853; see below. 

Charles Albert Pease, son of George above, b. 11, 1 1, 
1853; farmer in west part of town; 

m. 1875, Effie Julia Allen, dau. of George W. and 
Cordelia L. (Marsh) Allen. 


Agnes Pearl, b. 8, 8, 1879; d. 1887. 

Elsie Lottie, b. 2, 16, 1881; d. 1887. 

George Allen, b. 11, 11, 1887; m. 1910, Jessie Dixon. 

Anna M. Peck, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1 860-1. 

Sarah, Christina and Emiley Peck, Bapt. 1838. 

Mr. Pendergrast, with Mr. Stephenson on Solon road, 
old Southworth place; b. ab. 1843; d. 3, 31, 1898; to Tw. 

Louis Pendleton, on Aurora road 1913-16; 
m. Elizabeth , who d. 1916. 

Stephen Perkins, "Uncle Stephen"; here 1820, 
weather prophet, "a tall, gaunt man"; to Mich, and d.; 

424 — Perkins Pond 

m. (i) 1820, a sister of Mr. Bishop. 

m. (2) Harrington. 

Two sons by first w. ; 2 daus. and 3 sons by 2nd w. 

Thomas H. Perkins, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1855. 

Elam and Asa Phillips, Meth. 1845. 

Rev. R. Philipps, pastor of Bapt. chh. 1843-4. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Phipps, Bapt. 1837. 

RuFUS Phipps, b. ab. 1817; d. 12, 4, 1849, as a result 
of digging wells through the rock, as others died; on Mace- 
donia road; Bapt. 1837. 

Ephraim Phipps. 

John O. Pierce, d. June 1844 in Palmyra; Cong. 1843. 

Mrs. Sabra (Bull) Pinney, b. ab. 1770; d. 4, 11, 
1850, age 80; lived at Caleb Nichols'; 

m. (i) James Nichols, father of Caleb; m. (2) 

Freeman; m. (3) Pinney. 

William H. Platt, b. ab. 1826; fr. New Jersey; on 
Smith place on Icehouse road; here i860; 

m. Charlotte Ann , b. ab. 1825. They had 


Bernard Anthony Plent, b. in Bohemia 8, 20, 1864, 
of Eng. descent; manufacturer; toU. S. 1871; to Ohio 1886; 
to Tw. 191 2; 

m. Anna Alice Peysha, b. CI. 12, 15, 1867; parents fr. 


Otto John, b. CI. 3, 5, 1886; bookkeeper; m. 1910, Nettie Lear; 
had Genieve, b. Tw. 1912, and Jean, b. 1915. 

Stella Bernadina, b. CI. 11, 20, 1889; trained nurse. 

Bernard Paul, b. Bedford, 11, 12, 1897. 

Millie Barbara, b. 11, 29, 1899; d. ii, 8, 1906. 

Richard Joseph, b. Bedford, 8, 10, 1901. 

Parvis Poe, b. ab. 1815; d. 2, 7, 1895. 


I. Daniel Pond, at Dedham, Mass., ab. 1652; m. 
Abigail Shepherd. 

Pond Porter — ^425 

II. Robert Pond, b. 1667; m. (i) Joanna (Law- 
rence?) mother of all his children; m. (2) ; m. (3). 

III. Ezra Pond; m. (i) Abigail Farrington; m. (2) 
Mrs. Margaret Metcalf. 

IV. Elijah Pond, i 739-1 785; m. Margaret Met- 
calf, dau. of his step-mother. 

V. Prescott, twin of next. 

V. Preston Pond, b. 9, 22, 1792, in Grafton, Mass.; 
d. Hudson, 1833; to Tw. 18 18; came with ox team; only 
5 families here then; in s. e. part of town; later n. e. part of 
Hudson; came fr. Winchester, Ct. ; 

m. Esther Wheadon, b. ; d. , age 85; 

her father in Rev. War, with Putnam and saw him ride 
down that steep "where no pursuer dared to leap." 

Lucia, b. 3, 5, 1813; m. 183 1, Joseph Hawkins, see, 

Harriet, b, 2, 2, 1817; m, Smith. 

Sarah, b. 9, 22, 1820; m. Ephraim R. Woodbury, see. 

Laura, b, 6, 11, 1822; m. Church; Hudson. 

Julius, b. 3, 16, 1824; m. Sarah Scott, d. 1845. 

JuHa, twin of above. 

Lewis, b. 12, 21, 1826; d. 1836. 

Mary, b. 2, 18, 1828; d. 2, i, 1844; m. Hurd. 

William (.?) Pope, Scotch; came ab. 1835 or later. 
Children, John, William, George and Francis (twins), Mar- 
garet, Isabelle. 

Arba Porter, b. Ct. ab. 1784; d. 9, 12, 1852; to Tw. 
ab. 1833; lived 2 yrs. with bro. Wm. A. Porter, then on 
farm on Young road; he and w. Cong.; 

m. (i) ab. 1820, Mrs. Atlanta (Beecher) Scott, b. 
Ct. 10, 22, 1788; d. Mar. 1885; she m. (i) ab. 1808, Myers 
Scott and had Julia Janette, who m. (i) Emulus Johnson, 
Catharine Maria who d. 1895 in Colo, and m. William S. 
Porter, see; Harriet Eliza, who m. Hiram Keyes, and Delia 
who d. in CI. of cholera, age 14; 

4 26 — Porter Porter 

^ I. Julia Ann, b. ab. 1821; d. in Tw.; m. Paul Webster and had 
8 chil.; Cong. 1838, dis. to Cuyahoga Falls 1844; her dau. Jessie Blanche, 
Cong. 1838, m. Charles Daniel Webster. 

2. Jane Burr, b. 5, 17, 1824; d. 4, 22, 1870; m. 1842, Charles 
Frederick Stanley, see. 

3. Ellen Amelia, b. 11, 17, 1826; d. 8, 22, 1910; m. 1845, Charles 
H. Farwell, see; dis. fr. Cong, to Hudson 1854. 

4. Frances Martha, b. 2, 5, 1829; d. 9, 24, 1914; m. ab. 1847, 
Samuel Winthrop McCrea; lived in Battle Creek, Mich., 64 yrs.; 3 

5. Elizabeth, b. i, 8, 1832; d. 10, 20, 1907; m. 8, 23, 1849, Milton 
Goddard; Mich. 

James Joshua Porter, b. Noble Co. 10, 17, 1871; 

farmer in s. w. part of township since March, 1904; 

m. 12, 25, 1904, Nellie Irene , b. in N. Y. 

3y 25, 1873. 


Elsie Evelyn, b. 10, 7, 1905. 
Alva Summers, b. 8, 6, 1907. 
Harry Edward, b. 5, 22, 1910. 
Ethel Irene, b. 11, 2, 1912. 
Ada May, b. 6, 20, 19x5. 
All but last born in Peninsula. 

William A. Porter, b. ab. 1797; here i860; next to 
Young's place on Young's road; Cong. 1836; to Hudson and 
d. there; 

m. Amanda Chamberlin, b. ab. 1799; d. in Hudson; 
Cong. 1838; no chil.; adopted Mary Jane Bliss who m. 1 861 
Jesse Crankshaw, see. 

William S. Porter, b. ab. 1811; d. 8, 8, 1867, killed 
by lightning, (or was it she.''); 

m. Catharine Maria Scott. 

They had Catharine, who d. 2, 2, 1844, age 7. 

Mrs. Liba Porter, b. ab. 1758; d. 8, 23, 1848, age 90, 
perhaps mother of Arba and William A. Porter, above. 

Mrs. Martha (McDowell) Porter, mother of Mrs. 
Godfrey Bonner, with whom she lived in later years; d. in 
CI. 8, 2, 1916. 

Post Post — ^427 


I. Stephen Post; d. 8, 16, 1659; fr. England, 1634; 

Hartford, Ct., 1636; m. Elinor , who d. 1670; had 

John, Catherine, Thomas, b. in Eng., and Abraham. 

II. Abraham Post; Saybrook, Ct.; m. Mary . 

III. Abraham Post, 1669 (.?)-i748; m. 1692, Eliza- 
beth Stephens. 

IV. John Post, b. 1700; m. 1733, LydiaBushnell. 

V. Joshua Post, 1743-1825; see below. 

VI. Joshua Post, b. 11, 22, 1771; see below. 

Joshua Post (Gen. V. above), b. 5, 14, 1743; d. 6, 10, 
1825; Saybrook, Ct. ; 

m. ab. 1763, Anna Jones, b. 8, 13, 1742; d. 4, 19, 1826. 


1. Ezra, 1 764- 1 841; m. 1783, Polly Stevens. 

2. Ashbell, 1765-1823; m. Betsy Phelps. 

3. Jerusha, 1 766-1 802; m. 1785, Peter Spencer. 

4. Joshua, 1771-1822; m. 1795, Molly Dee; see below. 

5. Zina, 1774-1865; m. 1808, Masena Kellogg; see below. 

6. Ann, 1776-1846; m. Richard Doane. 

7. Lyondia (?), b. 1779; m. Thomas Pratt. 

8. Diana, b. 1781; m. 1800, Samuel Buell. 

9. Henry, b. 1784; killed 1866; m. 1804, Mary Ann Clark. 

10. Isaiah, b. 1785; m. (i) 1811, Lydia Doane; m. (2) 1841, 
Jerusha Pratt. 

Joshua Post, son of Joshua above; b. 11, 22, 1771; d. 
9, 19, 1822; fr. Ct. 1820 to Boston, O., where he d.; wid. 
came to Tw. with 12 of 13 chil. ; on Liberty St. where Harry 
Post lives; 

m. 1795, MoLLiE Dee, b. 2, 4, 1772; d. i, 4, i860; dau. 
of Marcus Dee. 


1. Joshua, b. 6, 24, 1798; d. 11, 23, 1885; m. ii, 7, 1824, Emeline 
Fletcher, 1 807-1 887; Cong. 1840, dis. to 111., 1843. 

2. Polly, b. 10, 4, 1799; d. 6, 19, 1881; m. 1816, Abijah Pratt; 
they remained in New Eng. 

3. Deborah, b. 4, 29, 1800; m. 1820, Orrin Tucker, see. 

4. Hetta Ann, b. 10, 5, 1801; d. 1859; m. (i) 1822, John Thomp- 
son, see; m. (2) Jonah Weatherby, see; m.( 3) Daniel Pratt. 

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5. Hannah, b. 6, 13, 1803; d. 1883; m, Edwin Vail, see. 

6. Emily, b. 6, 2, 1805; d. 1887; m. Samuel Hull, see, 

7. Juliet, b. 8, 29, 1806; d. 1834; m. 1826, Zeno Parmelee, see. 

8. Diana, b. 10, 30, 1807; m. (i) Homes (.?); m. (2) 

Johnson Sanford, or Stanford. 

9. Jerusha, b. 6, 31, 1809; d. 1880; m. Zeno Parmelee, see. 

10. Mercy, b. 2, 15, 181 1; d. 1875; m. (i) Pinkney Brower; m. 
(2) Hill; m. (3) Jedediah Clark, see. 

11. Belinda, b. 12, 12, 1812; d. 1888; m. 183 1, Czar Holcomb, see. 

12. Sally Maria, b. 9, 14, 1815; d. 1902; m. (i) 1835, Chester 
Secoy; m. (2) Milton Lusk, see. 

13. Philo, b. 6, 29, 1817; see below. 

Philo Post, son of Joshua above, b. in Conn., 6, 29, 
1817; d. 4, 21, 1900; on Liberty St.; 

See Perrin's Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1049; 

m. I, I, 1850, Luna Carpenter, b. 8, 7, 1828; d. 7, 22, 
1904; sister of Elijah Carpenter, see; dau. of Aaron and 
Tirzah (Drake) Carpenter, of Boston, O. 


1. William d. 3, 14, 1854, age 15 mo. 

2. William, b. 1854; d. 12, 21, i860. 

3. Emma Viola, b. 2, 15, 1859; m. i, 5, 1881, Levin Henry 
Bennett, see. 

4. Estella Luella, b. 12, 19, 1863; m. 9, 11, 1881, John H. Culhan, 

5. Harry Emerson, b. i, 7, 1865; see below. 

6. Rosa Maria, b. 8, 23, 1870; m. William Hosea Chamberlin, see. 

Harry Emerson Post, b. 1,7, 1865, son of Philo above; 
farmer on Liberty St.; 

m. 6, 16, 1886, Minnie Roniger, b. 5, 11, 1868, dau. of 
Morris Roniger, see. 


1. Viola L., b. 7, 27, 1887; m. 9, 2, 1908, Sheldon S. Ridgway. 

2. Velma L., b. 5, 24, 1889. 

3. Beata B., b. i, 24, 1894. 

4. Lloyd P., b. I, 8, 1897. 

5. Harvey E., b. 9, 2, 1904. 

ZiNA Post, son of Joshua and Anna (Jones) Post of 
Gen. v., b. 4, 14, 1774; d. 8, 8, 1865; bought part of Asa 
Upson's farm, extreme south part of Tw., barn in Tw. and 
house in n. e. corner of Hudson; lived in Hudson; in war of 

430 — Post Post 

m. 1808, Marsena Kellogg. 


1. Aurelia; m. Oct. 1832, Augustus E. Foote, see. 

2. Anna; d. 1896; m. 1839, Horace A. Chamberlin, see. 

3. Eben; m. 1839, Maria Davis; see below. 

4. William; d. Feb. 1889; unm.; with parents on old place. 

5. Bradford, b. 7, 19, 1821; d. 1904; see below. 

6. Elvira; d. 1904; m. Chauncey Fowler of Hudson, who d. 1870. 

7. Cynthia; m. Nelson Wait. 

Eben Post, son of Zina above, 181 5-1 887; on farm in 
extreme so. part of Tw., later in Hudson, where he d.; 
m. 1839, Maria Davis, of Killingworth, Ct. 


1. Lewis H., b. 1841. 

2. George Eben, 1843-1871. 

3. Clark Davis, 1851-1853. 

4. Mary Eliza, 1853-1871. 

5. Zina. 

6. William Frederick, b. 1859. 

7. Amelia Ann ("Cora"), b. 8, 2, 1861; m. Laudensbager. 

Bradford Post, son of Zina above, b. 7, 19, 1821; d. 
5, 17, 1904; lived on farm just south of his father's on Hud- 
son road but in Hudson township; went to Chattanooga, 
Tenn. ; 

m. (i) 2, 5, 1843, Eliza Williams, b. 8, 8, 1824; d. 
3y 3> 1856; 

m. (2) Martha Chittenden, b. 1835. 

Children By First Wife 
Charles Bradford. 
Marena Eliza. 

By Second Wife 
Zina John. 

Adin Post, b. 6, 10, 1778; d. 5, 26, 1879; shoemaker, 
going to homes twice a year to fit them with shoes; 

m. Chloe Dee, sister of Mollie Dee who m. Joshua 
Post, Jr., see; they were daus. of Marcus Dee. 

Charles; owned where Charles T. Chambers lives; m. and had 


Adin, Jr., b. 8, 28, 1799; see below. 



Post Post — ^43 1 

Adin Post, Jr., b. 8, 28, 1799; d. i, 22, 1881; son of 
Adin above; where Frank and Eugene Post live on Liberty 
St.; farmer; Meth.; 

m. (l) 12, 30, 1824, ISABINDA MOULTHROP, b. 6, 4, 1804; 

d. 4, 24, 1 851; Meth.; 

m. (2) Mrs. Hannah Reynolds, b. 2, 10, 1804; d. 
5, 26, 1879; Meth. 


Franklin, b. 7, 8, 1827; d. 1892, see below. 

Silas, b. I, 28, 1836; d. 2, 23, 1873. 

Minerva, b. 2, 25, 1839; d. 6, 26, 1886; m. Lafayette Tucker, see. 

Franklin Post, son of Adin above, b. 7, 8, 1827; d. 
7, 16, 1892; farmer on Liberty St.; 

m. 2, 17, 1856, Margaret Jane Taggart, b. 11, 11, 
1837, dau. of Thomas and Jane Taggart; she lives at center, 
east of park. 


1. Ida Jane, b. 4, ii, 1858; m. ii, ii, 1880, James Fisher, see. 

2. Isabinda, b. 7, 20, i860; m. 12, 18, 1878, Albert Haggett, see. 

3. Lillian L., b. 3, 25, 1867; m. 12, 30, 1885, William Fee, see. 

4. Eugene F., b. I, 9, 1872; m. Mattie Hatch; Meth.; see below. 

5. Nellie M., b. 10, 18, 1874; "i- 1902, Bert G. Tucker, see. 

6. Ernest W., b. 2, 20, 1880; m. Mabel Coroner; see below. 

Eugene Franklin Post, b. i, 9, 1872; son of Franklin 
Post above; farmer on Liberty St.; 

m. 2, 22, 1893, Mattie Almira Hatch, b. 7, 2, 1873, 
dau. of John Hatch, see; 


1. Edna May, b. i, 6, 1894. 

2. Alda Fay, b. 4, 9, 1895. 

3. Franklin Eugene, b. i, i, 1897. 

4. Neil Alvin, b. i, 18, 1899. 

5. Gail, b. I, 27, 1900. 

6. Ida Margaret, b. i, 12, 1902. 
Garland S., b. 11, 9, 1904. 
Leonard H., b. i, 15, 1906. 
Boy, b. 3, 27, 1908; d. 8, 16, 1908. 

10. Howard Judson, b. 5, 16, 1911. 

Ernest Wilford Post, son of Franklin Post above, 
b. 2, 20, 1880; farmer on Liberty St.; 

m. 8, 31, 1907, Mabel Lovina Coroner, b. 8, 26, 1884; 
dau. of George Edwin and Betsy M. (Moon) Coroner; 

432 — Post Post 

Genevieve Wilford, b. i, 17, 191 1. 
George Adin, b. 10, 13, 1913. 

Aaron Post, b. ab. 1789; d. 8, 3, 1866; son of Nathan ? 
Post of Ct. v^rho d. aged 104; relationship to previous Post 
families not knovv^n. Aaron came 1823, on Solon road v^^here 
Charles Schmalzle lives; here 1833 and i860; bought farm 
with house that had no floor, roof or chimney; both Meth.; 

m. (i) Mrs. Naomi (Williams) Clark of Saybrook, 
Ct., vi^hence the Posts came; b. ab. 1781; d. 2, 17, 1859. 
By first hus. she had Ezra Clark, see, and Ann Clark, v^ho 
m. Homer Vail, see; 

m. (2) Amy , b. ab. 1792; d. i, 8, 1880; Meth. 


1. Clarissa Naomi, b. ab. 1816; d. ab. 1836. 

2. Aaron Patterson, b. ab. 1818; d. y. 

3. Eliza Maria, b. ab. 1820; m. 8, 20, 1839, John Wesley Gould, 
see; parents of John Gould. 

4. Jane Elizabeth, b. ab. 1823; m. Charles Osborn, see. 
Dennis (Julius?) O'Daniels, b. ab. 1820; d. 1870; adopted son; 

to Freeport, 111., 1850, then to Muskegon, Mich. 

Rev. Aurelian H. Post, b. 4, 15, 1838, son of Rev. 
Martin M. Post, D. D.; pastor of Cong. chh. 10, i, 1872, to 
4, 2, 1882; now living in Clinton, N. Y.; 

m. 9, 24, 1866, Agnes H. Hand, b. 5, 5, 1846, dau. of 
Oliver H. Hand. 


1. Aurelian A., b. 12, 18, 1867; Cong, minister. 

2. Mary Agnes, b. 12, i, 1869; teacher. 

3. George Hobart, b. 8, 3, 1871; d. 11, 4, 1905; m. 10, 27, 1897, 
Mattie C. Critchell. 

4. Elizabeth Abby, b. Tw. i, 20, 1874. 

5. Martin Mercilian, b. Tw. 9, 25, 1877; m. 8, 12, 1904, Charlotte 
L. Marsh. 

6. ClarenceBede, b. Tw. 5, 28, 1881; blind; pastor of Presb. chh. 

Kirkland, N. Y. 

Charles Post, see census of 1833 ; 

m. Eveline Hurd, dau. of Robert Hurd, of Conn. 

Nathan Post, b. ab. 1794; d. 4, 28, 1864. 

Patterson A. Post, b. ab. 1817; d. ii, 9, 1843. 

Post Pratt — ^433 

Giles H. Post, b. 2, 4, 1818; d. 5, 4, 1864; here i860; 
Meth. 1843; In Civil War 1862-3, enlisting fr. Conn, while 
there on a visit; 

m. 4, 24, 1842, Anna Maria Roys, b. 5, 11, 1820; d. 
4, 17, 1897; dau. of Theodore and Clarrisa (Parks) Roys; 
Meth. 1843; husband and 3 sons in Civil War. 

Children, Born in Twinsburg 

Elbridge S., b. 7, 20, 1843; in Civil War from Ohio and again fr. 
Mich.; attended Bissell Inst, several yrs.; m. 2, 21, 1871, Josephine A. 
Mimie; lives in Dallas, Tex. 

Sidney J., b. 5, 26, 1845; in Civil War; m. 9, 14, 1875, Loretta J. 
Butler; Wadsworth. 

Henry C, b. 9, 20, 1847; d. 9, 10, 1878; unm.; in Civil War; he 
and Sidney J. in ist Ohio Battery. 

William T. Pottinger, b. 4, 17, 1848; lived in Denver, 
Colo., and Kankakee, 111.; in Tw. since 1913; 

m. (i) 3, 17, 1870, ZipPORAH J. Herrick, 1846 — , dau. 
of James O. Herrick, see; one child; 

m. (2) 7, 28, 191 3, Mrs. Cora Bell (Tracy) Herrick, 
wid. of David Herrick, see; she b. 11, 23, 1859. 

Rev. Volney Powell, Bapt., dis. 1839; went west and 
bought flour mill. 

Theodore S. Powell, Bapt. 1833, dis. 1840, 

Lavina Powell, Bapt. 1833. 

TiRZAH Powell. 

Relation of preceding to each other not known. 

Robert Powers, b. ab. 1816; here i860; ab. where 
Mrs. Riley Sawyer's barn is; carpenter; made the doors on 
the Wagner house; 

m. Catharine , b. ab. 1821. 

Their dau. Maggie, had son who d. 9, 18, 1862, age i. 

A son, Edwin, in Civil War. 

Lawson Pratt, b. ab. 1832; d. 3, 8, 1886; fr. Copley; 

r-r.^'-^^^^^ Bissell, b. 2, 27, 1839; d. 9, 14, 1874; dau. 
of David Bissell, see. She teacher in Tw. Inst. 1859. 

434 — Pratt _^ Prentiss 


Lulu Belle, Cong. 1886, dis. to Chicago, 1897; m. Will Bissell of 

Myrtle M., Cong. 1887, dis. to CI. 1897; she m. Rev. Charles H. 


And another. 

Alice Pratt, sister of above; 

m. Bela Clark, son of Elmer Clark, see. 

Jesse Pratt, here some yrs. before i860; carpenter; 
later kept hotel in Streetsboro. 

Mrs. Pratt and dau. came with William White and w.; 
she 75 and dau. 42. 

Joseph Pratt, lawyer; 

m. Sophia Packer, of Aurora; to Baraboo, Wis.; 
mem. of legislature. 

Harvey H. Pratt, in Civil War; name on monument. 
G. E. Prebst(.?). 

Luther Richard Prentiss, b. 7, 20, 1803, in Acworth, 
N. H.; to Vt.; to Ohio Mar. 1820, Warrensville; music 
teacher; taught singing school in Tw. 1823-4; hved here 
last II yrs. and d. 11, 24, 1897, age 94; 

m. Abigail Patterson, i 806-1 858, and had 

WiLLARD Corwin Prentiss, SOU of abovc, b. 3, 31, 
1843; carpenter; to Tw. 1866-9 ^^<^ since 1885; in Civil 
War in ist O. V. I.; at Bull Run and Shiloh; when Thomas 
Cochran was killed in Sept. 191 2 he was on staging and fell 
with him; 

m. I, 23, 1868, Jennette Elizabeth Neal (O'Neal), 
b. 6, II, 1848, dau. of Michael Neal, see. 


1. Abbie Jennette, b. 3, 9, 1870; d. 9, 23, 1901; m. James T. 
Hanford of CI. 

2. Ella Allison, b. I, ii, 1873; m. 6, 19, 1895, C. Lewis Chamber- 
lin, see. 

3. Edna Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1875; Tw. 

4. Luther Augustus, b. 7, 15, 1878; see below. 

5. Annis Bell, b. 10, 5, 1880; Tw. 

6. Hattie, b. 4, 6, 1883; d. 9, 14, 1883. 

Prentiss Proctor — ^435 

7. Mary Ann, b. 12, 7, 1884; Tw. H. S. 1902; m. 1904, George 
G. Dodge, see. 

8. Bessie, b. 7, 3, 1871; d. 8, 15, 1872. 

Luther Augustus Prentiss, son of above, b. 7, 15, 
1878; lives in edge of Aurora; 

m. 10, 19, 1897, Mary Elsie Ronegar, dau. of Morris 
Ronegar, see. 


I. Marguaritte L., b. 10, i, 1896. 

Corwin L., b. 10, 18, 1898. 

Dorothy S., b. 4, 13, 1900. 

Robert Neal, b. 8, 29, 1901. 

Edsythe J., b. 5, 11, 1905. 

Esther A., b. 5, 11, 1905. 

Maurice M., b. 3, 20, 1908; d. 1908. 

Annie Helen, b. 3, 19, 1912; d. 3, 22, 1912. 

William Barton Price, merchant in same store as 
John Odeli; to Solon and in business in CI. with C. B. 
Lockwood ; 

m. Susan Merwin Taylor, dau. of Amos Cook 

Two Prices here in business. Was one John? 

Mrs. Price, d. 3, 19, 1895, aged 78; prob. a widow. 

Abraham Pritchard, b. ab. 1788; d. 3, 14, 1858; 
where Mrs. Curtis's home is; 

m. Sylvia Clark, b. ab. 1790; d. 10, 5, 1865; here 
i860; Cong. 1861; sister of John B. Clark of Hudson; her 
sister Esther, m. Sylvanus Redfield. 

Henry Elisha Proctor, b. 4, 16, 1789; d. at Fayette, 
la., 10, 20, 1863; came fr. Tallmadge ab. 1833; to Fayette, 
la., 1854 with horses and wagons; lived on Liberty St.; he 
and w. Cong.; 

m. (i) Aug. 1819, Electa Rice of Brookfield, Mass., b 
4, 8, 1790; d. 9, 29, 1842; 

m. (2). 

Children, By First Wife 

I. Nathan Rice, b. 7, 24, 1820; d. 9, 3, 1863, after seige of Vicks- 
burg; in 38th la. Inf.; m. (i) 6, i, 1846, Lucy Ann Perkins, b. ab. 1822; 
d. 3, 21, 1850. They had Electa Judith, 1847, and Daniel, 1848, now of 
Fayette, la. Nathan m. (2) 1850, Susan Collins, 1825-1898. 

436 — QuiGLEY Raleigh 

2. Abigail Keziah, b. i, 25, 1822; d. ii, 29, 1906; m. ii, 17, 1843, 
Chauncey Ingraham, see. 

3. Marcus Lafayette, b. 3, 4, 1824; d. 12, 17, 1832. 

4. Polly Gould, b. Stowe, 10, 6, 1827; d. 10, 26, 1827. 

5. James Hamilton, b. Tallmadge, 5, 29, 1829; to Calif. Dec. 
1854 and never heard from. 

6. John Milton, b. Tallmadge, 6, 27, 1832; killed in R. R. acci- 
dent at Maynard, la., 9, i, 1913; m. 3, 19, 1857, Susan Ann Armstrong 
of Fayette, la. They had Adam E., Estella M., William R., and Eliza- 
beth E. 

7. Sarah Maria, b. Tw. 3, 14, 1836; d. Oct. 1913 in la.; m. 4, 3, 
1859, John Howard, and had Frederick H., Charles H., Abbie A., John 
H., Albert M., Irwin P., and Charlotte L. 


Maria ("Minnie") Louisa Quigley, b. Chester, 
Mass., 3, 23, 1843, dau. of William and Jane Ann (Baker) 
Quigley; to Tw. 1856 and lived with her uncle and aunt, 
Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Lewis Parks until his death; Cong. 
1866; lives in village on Macedonia road; taught school in 
Dist. No. 2. 


George Rabinett; 

m. Isabel ; both Bapt. 1834, dis. to Northfield, 


Joseph Henry Rabich, b. in Hungary, i, 24, 1870; to 
U. S. 1888; to Tw. 1905; farmer on Chauncey Lane farm, 
Macedonia road; Cong. 1914; 

m. 9, 7, 1896, in CL, Julia Zotke, b. 1878. 


1. Mary, b. 9, 17, 1897. 

2. Joseph, b. I, 14, 1899. 

3. Anna, b. 12, 27, 1901. 

4. Stephen, b. 8, 15, 1903. 

5. JuHa, b. Aug. 1905. 

6. John, b. 12, 14, 1907. 
George, b. 4, 6, 1909. 
Emma, b. 3, 6, 1911. 
Clarence, b. 4, 6, 1915. 

Rev. L. S. Rader, Meth. pastor 1886. 

John Raleigh, b. Ireland, 6, 24, 1816; d. CI. 10, 23, 
1895; to U. S. 1848, settling at Hudson; to Tw. 1858, on 


Raleigh Redfiel d — 43 7 

Crawford farm, Aurora road; here i860; to Brandywine 
1868, then Brecksville, then Randall, then CI. ab. 1875; 
m. Jan. 28, 1858, Mary McDermott, niece of William 
Hurst, see; b. ab. 1835; d. CI. 4, 29, 1905. 


1. James, b. Tw. 11, 28, 1858; d. CI. 3, 20, 1904; m. 5, 29, 1883, 
Margaret Lee of Brecksville, and had Frank and May Loretto, a music 
teacher — all in CI. 

2. John, b. Tw., unm., CoUinston, Utah. 

3. Minnie, b. Tw. 3, 27, 1861; m. CI. 9, 26, 1883, M. C. Haley; 

4. Edmund, b. Tw. 3, 8, i860; d. CI. 12, 10, 1875. 

5. William, b. Tw., killed 1877 by accident. 

6. Margaret Jane, b. Tw. 10, 3, 1863; m. in Hudson, i, i, 1885, 
George W. Browne, and had Louis Marsden, Isabelle, George, Jr., 
Octavia, Marguarite and Clinton. 

7. Timothy, m., 7 chil.; Supt., of Am. Steel Wire Co. 

8. Michael, b. at Brandywine. 

9. Catharine, m. John Royce, 6, chil. 

10. Robert, d.; unm. 

11. Patrick Joseph, b. in CI. 6, 30, 1875; m., 6 chil., in CI. P. 0. 

Mrs. Raleigh; had Timothy, b. ab. 1840; in Dist. 
No. 2 in 1853-4. 

George Ralph, b. Eng. 11, 9, 1886, son of George 
Ralph; to U. S. 1911; to Tw. 1915; 
m. 2, II, 191 1, HiLDAH Datson. 

Violet Jane, b. CI. i, 13, 1912. 
Harold John, b. Solon, 6, 7, 1914. 

Rev. a. Reaves, Meth. pastor 1842. 

Rev. L. M. Reaves, Meth. pastor 1839. 

I. Orrin Redfield, b. 6, 25, 1769; d. 12, 31, 1841; 
Killingworth, Ct. ; 

m. 3, 10, 1796, Rachel Graves, b. 2, 24, 1769; d. 
4, 21, 1850; 10 chil.; eldest son was 

II. Sylvanus Graves Redfield, b. 9, 18, 1798; d. 
Geneva, Kan., 11, 6, 1859, suddenly; where Mr. Dunscomb 
lives; Cong. 1831; one of seceders 1834; 

m. 3, 21, 1827, Esther Clark, b. ab. 1799, sister of 
Zelotes Clark, see; Cong. 1828, dis. to Humboldt, Kan.; 
went there 1870 and d. 

438 — Red FIE LP Redfield 

Children, All Born in Tw. 
Adeline, b. 3, 16, 1829; d. 2, 18, 1904; m. 1854, William H. And- 
rews, see. 

Josiah Clark, b. 4, 27, 1831; see below. 
Richard Randolph, b. 6, 17, 1833; see below. 
Orrin Sylvanus, b. 5, 5, 1838; see below. 

III. Josiah Clark Redfield, son of above, b. 4, 27, 
183 1 ; d. 4, 27, 1904; Tw. Inst.; bus. col. in CI. and law 
school; farmed and taught school to get education; Wis. 
I yr. ; to Geneva, Kan., 1857; i860 — sheriff 2 terms; then 
receiver of U. S. Land Office 3 yrs.; then hardware to 1872; 
then receiver at Wichita, Kan.; then dry goods to 1880; 
real estate; co. commissioner 4 yrs.; state legislature 1869, 
'71; he and wife had thrilling experiences as sheriff during 
the war; secured and disbursed much relief in grasshopper 
scourge 1874; 

m. 10, 13, 1859, Hannah A. Nichols, b. 5, 4, 1833; d. 
6, 21, 1907; dau. of Caleb Nichols, see. 


1. Flora Gracia, b. 8, 10, i860; m. 9, 15, 1878, Allen Ashley of 
Newton, Kan. and had Carrie Effie, 1879, and Genevra, 1890. 

2. Carrie Effie, b. 8, i, 1862; d. 2, 25, 1876. 

3. Frank, b. 7, 18, 1867; m. 10, 19, 1893, Jessie May Boyce and 
had Benjamin Boyce, 1895, and Gertrude Collier, 1897. 

4. Kate, b. i, 7, 1869; d. 8, 24, 191 1; m. 10, 16, 1889 and had 
George R., 1891, and Margaret, 1894. 

5. Belle Gladys, b. 7, 5, 1874; m. 5, 24, 1899, Charles Baldwin 
Harris of Dallas, Tex., and had Dorothy R., 1903, Howard, 1906, Charles 
B., 1908, Frank R., 1910. 

6. Pearl, b. 5, 8, 1878; m. 5, 24, 1899, George D. Downing, Detroit 
Mich., and had Rudolph A., 1901, and George D., Jr., 1912. 

III. Richard Randolph Redfield, son of Sylvanus 
G. above, b. 6, 17, 1833; d. 2, 23, 1908; musician in Civil 
War; teacher in Tw. Inst. 1860-1; 

m. in Kan. i, 10, 1884, Ida J. Parsell. 


Carl, b. I, 22, 1885; d. 9, 22, 1885. 

Gail, b. 9, 22, 1886; m. 12, 10, 1909, Lillis Ernst. 

III. Orrin Sylvanus Redfield, son of Sylvanus G. 
above, b. 5, 5, 1838; d. 9, 7, 1910, Humboldt, Kan.; in 41st 
O. V. I. as musician; 

m. 9, 12, 1871, Sarah Victoria Hentz, b. 1850; Mus- 
kogee, Okl.; now in Humbolt Kansas. 

Redfield Reed — ^439 

Mrs. Orrin Redfield d. Tw. 9, 12, 1868, age 25. Was 
she first w. of above? 

John Clark, b. 6, 16, 1872; unm. 

Daisy Low, b. 11, 9, 1874; m. 1898, Alexander Schleisher. 
Roy Earl, b. 12, 2, 1876; d. 1904; m. 1903, Flora Hamby. 
Orlin Scott, b. 10, 5, 1879; ^- IQOJ^ Lucretia Pinoon. 
All in Humboldt, Kan.; no chil. 

II. JosiAH Redfield, b., Killingworth, Ct., 9, 5, 1803 ; 
d. 3, 28, 1865; bro. of Sylvanus G. Redfield; farmer; 
carding mill with bro.; here in early day; Cong. 183 1 ; 
deacon 1843-65; in choir many yrs.; one of seceders 1834; 
he and w. dis. to Willoughby 1848; rec'd. back 185 1; lived 
where Mr. Dunscomb lives; 

m. I, 18, 1838, Eliza Ann Lane, b. i, 12, 1813; d. 
4, 26, 1891 ; dau. of Elisha Lane, see; Cong. 1834; to Mich. 
1879 and lived with son William. 

Carlos Clark, b. 11, 4, 1838; d. 8, 4, 1839. 
Mary Emiley, b. 6, 14, 1842; d. 9, 23, 1842. 
William Elisha, b. 11, 14, 1852; see below. 

William Elisha Redfield, b. 11, 14, 1852, son of 
Josiah above; resides Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Tw. Inst.; com- 
mercial course and Mt. Union Col.; salesman in Solon; to 
Mich. 1879; farmer; township clerk, 15 yrs.; other offices, 
and taught school 8 yrs.; manager of co-operative creamery 
at Mt. Pleasant, 1893-1913; Cong. 1877; Meth. in Mich.; 

m. 12, 22, 1878, Clara Adelia Barker, b. Mich. 2, 4, 
1858, dau. of Franklin and Mary O. Barker; he in 41st 
O. V. 1. 


1. Ethel Grace, b. 12, 20, 1880; m. 1907, Peter S. Nelson. 

2. Josiah Franklin, b. 9, 9, 1883; m. 1910, Catherine Cecelia 
Carey; Seattle, Wash. 

3. Arlie Dott, b. i, 18, 1887; Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 

4. Orrin Harrison, b. 9, 24, 1888. 

5. William Dean, b. 4, 16, 1891. 

6. Floyd L., b. 4, 16, 1891. 

7. Irma Gretchen, b. 11, 12, 1895. 

Rev. Arthur Tappan Reed, b. 2, 10, 1845; d. 3, 24, 
1910; son of Simon and Maria (Dudley) Reed, of Austin- 
burg; Oberlin Col. 1870; Sem. 1874; preached at Medina 

440 — Reed Reade 

1874-80, at Cedar Rapids, la., 1880-81, at Chardon, 1881-86; 
state evangelist for Ct. 1886-89; evangelist in Ohio and 
middle west, 1889-02; pastor in Twinsburg Cong, chh., 
1902-05; Madison, Wis., 1905-10; 

m. 10, 21, 1875, Kate Abbie Bushnell, b. 5, 16, 1849, 
in Hartford; Oberlin Col. 1871; dau. of Seth A. and Caro- 
line A. (Billings) Bushnell; lives in Oberlin. 

Harold Bushnell; Oberlin Col.; CI. 

Dr. Dudley Billings, b. 10, 24, 1878; Oberlin 1903; m. 5, 19, 1908, 
Clara J. Jones; Chicago. 

Carolyn Augusta, Oberlin 1903; Walla Walla, Wash. 
Theodore Andrew, Oberlin Col.; Oak Park, 111. 

Calvin Thomas Reed, b. 10, 14, 1813; d. Solon 5, 5, 
1869; son of Samuel and Sally (Thomas) Reed; lived on 
Young road, then in village about where Mrs. Hull lives; 
worked in sawmill near where Mr. Lister lives and cut planks 
for plank road; mem. and clerk of Bapt. chh. for yrs.; 

m. Electa Pettibone, b. 5, 18, 1818; d. Apr. 1880; 
dau. of Elijah and Catharine (McKee) Pettibone; Bapt. 


1. Samuel Eugene, b. 9, 8, 1850; m. ii, 26, 1873, Sarah Sheets. 

2. Frances Catharine, b. 12, 29, 1853; m. 12, 17, 1873, Wesley 
Sheets. Their dau. Electa, m. Luman Mills, see. 

3. Charles Fremont, b. 3, 12, 1856; d. 9, 10, 1876. 

4. Lottie, b. 6, 5, 1859; d. 6, 25, 1862. 

5. Mary Ellen, b. 9, 8, 1862; m. Lyman Hardie. 

In Dist. 7 Sylvanus Reed, b. ab. 1837, and James 
Reed, b. ab. 1864. 

Lewton Reed, b. ab. 1808; d. 12, 29, 1890; age 82; 
bur. in Windsor where he had lived. After w. died he lived 
3 yrs. in Tw. with his sister, Mrs. Oliver O. Hanchett; 

m. Maria Hoskins; no chil. 


I. William Reade, b. 1605; to America 1635; Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 

II. William Reade, 1639-1706; m. 1675, Esther 
Thompson, grand dau. of Francis Cook of The Mayflower. 

III. William Reade, 1682-1753; m. Alice Nash. 

Reade Reeves — 441 

IV. Ebenezer Reade, b. 1709; m. 1732, Hannah 

V. Silas Reade, 1744-1797; m. Rebecca . 

VI. John Reade, b. 1773 ; m. 1798, Hannah Waters. 

VII. Henry Reade, 1799-1871; m. (i) 1824, Lucy 
Harwood, 1803-1843; m. (2) Mary Stevens, b. ab. 1800; 
d. Tw. 5, 23, 1884, living 13 yrs. with son Nathaniel. 

VIII. Nathaniel Harwood Reed, b. Windsor,Ct., 
9, 10, 1825; d. Tw. 7, 4, 1907; farmer, on Macedonia road; 

m. 9, I, 1856, Mary Sabra (or Sabrina) North, b. 
4, 18, 1825; d. Tw. 7, 24, 1898; dau. of Dea. Junia North, 


Henry Junius, b. 7, 20, 1857; see below. 

Eliza Lavinia, b. 5, 17, 1859; studied at Obedin; Ohio Normal 
Univ. 1883; teacher many yrs.; lives in Tw. on Bedford road; her 
adopted child, Lois Gay, was b. 3, 5, 191 2. 

Julia Amelia, b. 8, 18, 1865; d. i, 24, 1868. 

IX. Henry Junius Reed, b. 7, 20, 1857; farmer on 
his father's old place; 

m. 3, 20, 1889, Anna Elizabeth Forbes, of Macedonia, 
Meth.; dau. of James and Anna E. (Reinhardt) Forbes, of 
Scot, and Ger. 


1. Esther Eleanor, b. i, 6, 1890; m. 8, 19, 1911, George M. 
Rufener, son of Christian Rufener, see. 

2. Harland James, b. 12, 24, 1894. 

3. John Henry, b. i, 24, 1896. 

4. Dorothy Isabelle, b. 9, 24, 1898. 

5. Laurence Forbes, b. 7, 4, 1900, 

Peter Reeves, b. Ireland; to U. S. 1861; lived across 
from where P. P. Evans lives; stone mason; Cath.; to Mo.; 
m. a widow {^) who perhaps had a child. 

Lizzie, b. ab. i860. 
Mary Ann. 

Charles, b. ab. 1858. 

Edward, b. ab. 1869; d. 4, i, 1877; drowned in creek back of house; 
body found after 7 days. 

John T. ; Cong. 1887; m. Jessie EUiston; Solon. 


442 — Renard Rice 

NoRRis James Renard, b. Ashtabula, 9, 14, 1847, son 
of Francis and Louise Renard, who came from France; on 
Aurora road; 

m. (i) 3, 5, 1866, Therese Sloane, b. in Ireland; d. 
at age of 22; 

m. (2) Laura Belery, b. CI. ab. 1866; d. Tw. 11, 17, 

m. (3) 8, 19, 1914, Mrs. Maida (Hoffman) Johnson, 
b. 7, 23, 1884, who by first h., E. F. Hobart, had Allen Roy, 
b. 7, 27, 1907. 

By his first w. Mr. Renard had 5 chiL, all dead but 
George, now in Darrowville. 

Mrs. Hannah (Armstead) Reynolds, b. ab. 1805; 
d. 5, 25, 1879; ^ 

m. (2) as his 2nd w., Adin Post, see. 

By her first hus. she had Sarah Reynolds, now living at 
Grand Haven, Mich.; Meth.; unm.; Ellen Reynolds, 
Bapt. 1838, Asenath Reynolds, unm., William Reynolds, 
who m. Elark Cooper; he d. in 2 or 3 yrs. and she m. (2) 
Samuel Andrews (see) and d. 5, 23, 1901, and perhaps other 

Betsy Rhoads, in Dist. 2, 185 1-2. 

Adalaide Rhoads, in Dist. 2; b. ab. 1847. 

Ann Rhoads, in Dist. 2; b. ab. 1843. 

Washington Rhodes, b. ab. 1815; d. 5, 7, 1853; in 
Dist. 2; 

m. Betsy Bidlake, dau. of Jonathan, see; b. 1824; 
child d. 4, 21, 1853, age 5 mo.; perhaps parents of above 

Charles Rice (or Reis), worked 7 to 9 yrs. for Otis 
Bennett, on Liberty St. ; lived near depot; went to Suffield; 

m. 1904, Matilda Knopf, b. 1880; dau. of August 
Knopf, see. 

William Rice, bro. of above; worked for him; also 
lived in village. 

Alice Rice, b. ab. 1858; d. 9, 14, 1864. 

Richardson Richardson — 443 

Capt. Daniel Richardson, b. Eng. ab. 1778; d. Tw. 
12, 8, 1858; from Barkhamstead, Ct., 1824, in ox carts; 
bought farm where Walter S. Lister lives; built saw mill 
near Tinker's Creek, a few rods from spring in maple grove; 
mill burned 1849; he and sons sawed lumber for his home; 
he was "well-to-do"; family one of importance in Eng.; his 
bro. was governor of No. Car.; 

m. ab. 1808, Susan ("Sukey") Mills, b. ab. 1776; 
d. 9, 15, 185 1 ; dau. of Lieut. Gideon and Ruth (Humphrey) 
Mills; he eldest son of Rev. Gideon Mills, first pastor of 
Canton chh. 


Edwin Treat, b. 6, 25, 1809; d. 2, 23, 1888; justice 1847; to 
Ravenna 1852, banker; m. 5, 8, 1834, Caroline Carter, who d. 4, ii, 
1888; Meth. 

William Mills, m. Helen C Hays of Middleton, Ct.; Cong. 1840, 
dis. to Garrettsville 1843; d. Bloomington, 111.; no chil. 

Sarah Ann, b. 12, 9, 1813; d. 4, 25, 1865; attended Catharine 
Beecher's school in Hartford, Ct.; m. 3, 27, 1837, Col. Royal Taylor of 
Solon, see; 7 chil. 

Elizabeth E.; Cong. 1834; m. Norman Eldrid; no chil.; Wis. 

Sukey Cornelia; m. Henry Jones of Salt Lake, Utah. 

Gideon Humphrey, b. ab. 1815; d. Tw. 7, ii, 1845; m. 6, 7, 1841, 
Jane Gardner of Cuyahoga Falls; i child. 

Julia Maria, b. 12, 21, 1823; d. 6, 24, 1874; Cong. 1835; m. 5, 6, 
1845, John Norris of Elkhorn, Wis. 

Daniel Woodruff, b. 5, i, 1822; see below. 

This order of the children, or else some of the birth dates incorrect. 

Daniel Woodruff Richardson, b. 5, i, 1822; d. 
3, 20, 1868; here i860; he and w. in Inst.; lived with 
parents and succeeded to the place; developed large dairy; 
had first Buckeye mowing machine in town; "well-to-do"; 
in 1864 chosen capt. of home guards; to Cincinnati as 
"squirrel hunter," 1862; to Bloomington, 111., 1866, and 
bur. there; Cong.; chh. treas. 1862 and 1864; supt. of S. S.; 

m. 4, 16, 1846, in Windham, Ct., Lydia Earl, b. 9, 28, 
1824; d. 12, 5, 1895; dau. of Robert and Lydia (Hubbard) 


I. Martha Annette, b. 2, 22, 1847; Cong. 1861, dis. to Blooming- 
ton, 111., 1867; m. 6, 8, 1869, Edward Frederick Wheden, of Hudson, 
who d. 1884; she m. (2) George C. Berlin, Caldwell, Idaho. By first 
hus. she had (i) Edwin Earl, (2) Pierce Richardson, (3) Florence, wife of 
Dr. Dyer of Seattle, (4) Faith Lydia. 

444 — Richmond Ricksicker 

2. Charles Daniel, b. 2, 19, 1849; d. 11, 11, 1873; unm. 

3. Edwin Earl, b. 4, 18, 1861; d. Dec. 1888; unm. 

4. Estella May, b. 10, 18, 1864; d. 9, 24, 1865. 

5. Isabelle Sarah, b. 6, 26, 1865; d. 10, 12, 1869. 

Orson Richmond, b. ab. 1836; here i860; with 
Lorenzo Riley; in Civil War; to Kansas; 

m. Mary ab. 1840 and then had home on 

Liberty St.; had Orson. 

Lyman Richmond, here 1820 and over 21. 

Charles Selex Richner, b. in CI. 8, 12, 1858, one of 
II chil. of John Richner, 1 830-191 2, and Marie (Eichen- 
berger) Richner, both of Switzerland, who were m. and 
came to CI. 1855; farmer; to Tw. 1908, on old Hanks 
place west of village; 

m. II, 29, 1883, Marie Louise Schmidt, b. in Germ. 
7, 16, 1864, dau. of J. Henry Schmidt, 1826-98, and Sophia 
(Damon) Schmidt, who were m. 1852 and came to CI. 1872. 


1. Anna Charlotta, b. 9, 26, 1884; d. 10, 5, 1885. 

2. Sophia Marie Henrietta, b. 2, i, 1886; m. i, 30, 1908, Henry H. 
Keyes, and had Valerie, b. 1909, and Henry W., b. 191 5; CI. 

3. Karl John Felix, b. 7, 25, 1887; d. 4, 14, 1888. 

4. Edward Herman, b. 11, 18, 1888. 

5. Leola Dorathea, b. 7, 9, 1890; m. 9, 4, 1909, Alva F. Nichols, 

6. John Henry, b. 5, 14, 1893; d. 10, 6, 1894. 

7. Huldah Carol, b. 2, 4, 1895; m. ii, 26, 1913, Avery N. Herrick, 
see; Tw. H. S. 191 1. 

8. Herbert William, b. 8, 19, 1896; Tw. H. S. 1914. 

9. George Charles, b. 5, 21, 1900. 

10. Raymond Robert, b. 3, 9, 1904. 

Roland Alpha Rickerson, b. i860 in Bath; farmer; 
clerk, &c; several yrs. in Tw. with John W. Mcintosh; now 
in Lorain; Meth.; 

m. 12, 31, 1881, Mary Eliza Riley, b. i, 23, 1852, dau. 
of David Marshall Riley, see; Meth. 

They had Alpha L., b. 7, 12, 1887; Tw. H. S. 1905, now 
in Lorain; Meth. 

William K. Ricksicker, d. ab. 1910; from Va.; here 
as clerk for Barton Price; then Aurora many yrs., and then 
CI.; director of Charities there; 


RiDEOUT Rl LEY ^445 

m. just before the Civil War, Mary Mead, dau. of 
Wm. J. Mead, see; had Charles and Ella, both in CI. 

Samuel E. Rideout, b. Vt. 1841, son of Timothy Abbot 
and Diana (Glasier) Rideout; Hudson since 1879; 

m. (2) 6, 27, 1876, Mary Emeline Lane, b. Tw. 3, 23, 
1844, dau. of Julius Lane, see; she once treasurer's assistant 
Bradford Acad., Mass. 


Carroll Lane, b. i, 29, 1881; m. 9, 17, 1902, Anna V. Carson; 

Henry Newton, b. 4, 29, 1884; Chicago. 

Moses Riggs; he and w. here in May, 1833; had son, 
Sheldon, b. 1832. 

Julius Riley, Jr., (son of Julius, Sen.; b. 6, i, 1750; 
in Rev. War) ; 

m. Mabel Atkins, who d. 3, 20, 1874, age 62, moved to 
Chester, Mass.; 4 boys and 4 girls, all m. but Julius and 
came to Ohio 1812. One was Eppy, see below. Julius, Jr., 
m. (2) Mrs. Joseph W. Harlow, see. 

Eppy Riley, son of Julius above; b. 12, 24, 1789; d. 
Aurora 4, 5, 1874; first Riley to come to Aurora, in 1807; 
two trips back to Mass. barefooted, carrying his shoes and 
averaging 52 miles a day; was in War of 181 2; see Bowen's 
Hist, of Summit Co., p. 870-1 ; 

m. (i) Rebecca Parrish, b. ab. 1791; d. Aurora, Sept. 


m. (2) Mrs. Diana (Parrish) Boies, b. ab. 1799; d. 

9, 15, 1888. 

Children By First Wife 


Lorenzo, b. 10, 19, 1820; d. 2, 5, 1893; m. 4, 24, 1845, Sarah 
Melissa Cannon, b. ab. 1823; d. 3, 26, 1899; dau. of Israel Cannon; no 
chil.; Cong. 1844; see Bowen's Hist., p. 871; she nioved to village and 
built house where Almon Brown lives; she made generous bequests to 
the Cong. chh. and gave the town clock. He owned ab. 2000 acres. 

Tolman Fitch, b. 7, 9, 1823, see below. 

Betsy, b. 11, 24, 1829; m. John Lester Thompson, see. 

By Second Wife 
Guerdon L.; m. Addie Henry. 

44^ — Riley Riley 

ToLMAN Fitch Riley, b. 7, 9, 1823; d. 4, 30, 1908; son 
of Eppy Riley above; carpenter; absent fr. Tw. many yrs.; 
came back and spent last yrs. with son Charles; 

m. 1853, Mary Jane Chapman, b. 6, 23, 1834; d. 

I, 26, 1908; one of prime movers of Tw, aid society in Civil 
War; a strong temperance worker; had millinery store in 
first house west of Meth. chh. She m. (2) Hopkins. 

Carrie Ardell, b. 12, 6, 1854; m, i, 14, 1874, Samuel Hosford Hull, 

Charles Eppy, b. 5, 5, 1856; see below. 
Homer, b. ; unm.; lives with his sister. 

Charles Eppy Riley, b. 5, 5, 1856, son of above; on 
part of present farm 188 1-6, then on Macedonia road 7 
yrs., then back to farm 1893; director of Summit Co. Agr. 
Fair; township trustee several terms; S. S. supt. several 
yrs.; Tw. Inst. 4 yrs.; now in village on North St.; pres. 
of Tw. bank; 

m. 9, 15, 1880, Chloe Oretta Parmelee, b. 4, 8, 1861, 
dau. of Gardiner Parmelee, see; both Cong. 1891. 


Lynn Gardiner, b. 12, 13, 1884; electrical engineer, Pittsburg 
Penn.; m. 10, 23, 1906, Katharine Estella Scott, and had Barbara Ann, 
b. II, 24, 191 2; he Cong. 1903. 

Sarah M., b. 9, 20, 1898; Cong. 1913; Tw. H. S. 1915; Oberlin 
Col. 1915 — 

David Marshal Riley, b. Aurora 3, 21, 1817; d. 

II, 26, 1898; son of Julius above; carpenter; lived in Tw. 
30 yrs. and later at Aurora; 

m. (i) 8, 30, 1848, Mary Aby McIntosh, b. 9, 23, 1832; 
d. 7, 25, 1874; dau. of John W. Mcintosh, see; 

m. (2) June, 1877, Mary Hutchinson, who d. 10, 2, 


Children By First Wife 

Randolph Raymond, b. i, 10, 1850; engineer; Tw. Inst.; m. July, 
1874, Fanny Emeline Oviatt, who d. 1889. They had Jay Sherman, b. 
i> 35 1877; d. 12, 18, 1915; engineer; lived in Newark. 

Mary Eliza, b. i, 23, 1852; Tw. Inst.; m. (i) 1870, David Philo 
Chamberlin, son of Philo Chamberlin, see; m. (2) 1881, Roland Alpha 
Rickerson, see. 

Bradley Alexander, b. i, 28, 1873; d. ii, 29, 1877. 

Riley Roach— 447 

By Second Wife 
Nellie, b. 6, 26, 1879; m. 1899, E. Bunker Chapman. 
Cora, b. 3, 8, 1881; Solon. 
Grover, b. 11, 12, 1884; Newburg. 
Charles, b. 12, 28, 1887; Aurora. 

Joseph Taylor Riley, b. 2, 9, 1872, son of Joseph and 
Mahala (Hutchinson) Riley; here about 3 yrs.; on old 
Carter place in west part of town about 10 yrs. ago; now in 
Twin Falls, Idaho; 

m. Louise Matti, sister of Robert Matti; dau. of John 
and Katherine (Faler) Matti, of Switzerland; b. 5, 11, 1872; 

Harold, b. Alliance, 4, i, 1895. 

Fern, b. Tw. 8, 14, 1897, m. Thomas Looney; Ogden, Utah. 
James, b. 9, 3, 1899. 

H. Risley and Freeman H. Risley, teachers in Tw. 
Inst. 1847-8; fr. Aurora. 

James Roach, b. ab. 1807; d. Tw. 2, 16, 1876; ances- 
tors fr. Ireland; to Tw. 1836; on lot No. i ; had then ^5.00 
in money; worked as carpenter to pay for unimproved land; 
cut down trees evenings which his boys trimmed the next 
day; Meth. chh.; 

m. (i) Mary C. Nelson, b. ab. 1806; d. 3, 18, i860; 

m. (2) DiANTHA Torrence, b. ab. 181 1; Meth. 


Gilbert, b. ab. 1826; d. 1882; see below. 

Chloe Campbell; Meth.; m. Horatio Bartlett, both d. 

Rhoda Watson, b. ab. 1827-9; ^- 2, 15, 1910; m. (i) Gardiner 
Parmelee, see; m. (2) Dr. Seymour A. Collins, see. 

Moses Nelson, b. 10, 16, 1832; see below. 

Martin Van Buren, b. ab. 1836; d. ; m. Sarah Jones, 

b. ab. 1840. 

Moses Nelson Roach, son of James above; b. Hebron, 
N. Y., 10, 16, 1832; d. 5, 10, 1886; mechanic and farmer, 
also blacksmith; shop where Adam Stingel's is; 3 yrs. in 
Hudson township; Meth. S. S. supt.; Summit Lodge of 
Masons and Summit Chapter; see Doyle's Cent. Hist., p. 

m. 6, II, 1853, Minerva C. Belden, b. 7, 12, 1830; d. 
2j 3j 1895; dau. of Erastus Belden, see; Meth. 

448— Roach R ogers 

Hattie, b. ii, 13, 1857; d. 11, 5, 1859. 

Albert Erastus, b. 12, 10, i860; m. 5, 13, 1885, Agnes M.Meikle, 
Akron; 3 daus.; R. R. man; Tw. Inst. 

Alonzo Nelson, b. 9, 24, 1862; see below. 

Gilbert Roach, b. 7, 5, 1825; d. 2, 6, 1882; son of 
James Roach above; lived on farm, then in village; then 
to Newburg; 

m. 1848, DiANTHA Hall Sawyer, b. June, 1824; d. 
June, 1896; Meth. 


Mary Bethiah, b. 9, 18, 1857; m. 7, 12, 1885, Charles Finney- 
Morgan, lawyer in CI.; son of Prof. John Morgan of Oberlin. They had 
Whittier Roach, b. Apr., 1886; m. 1908, Josephine C. WiUis, and Gilbert 
Eugene, b. Dec. 1888; m. 1915, Ruth Schulte. 

Alonzo Nelson Roach, son of Moses above, b. 9, 24, 
1862; railroad station agent 25 yrs. at Clinton; coal and 
feed Tw. since 1915; 

m. 6, 13, 1885, Nora Irene Nichols, b. 4, 27, 1864; d. 
9, 3, 1915, at Tw.; dau. of Oscar Nichols, see. 


Leonard Nelson, b. 2, 12, 1895; studied Akron University 3 yrs. 

Richard B. Robbins, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1853-4. 

Joseph Roberts, fr. Eng. ; lived near Joseph Carter; 
see records of Dist. No. 7. 

Eliza, b. ab. 1835. 
Mary C, b. ab. 1840. 
Caroline, b. ab. 1840. 
Joseph (.^); m. Maria Case. 

Mrs. Experience (Wilcox) Roberts, b. ab. 1777; d. 
12 (or 11), 8, 1854; lived where blacksmith shop is, also in 
small house east of Mrs. Curtis's house; maiden name was 

m. (i) Gardiner Parmelee, see; m. (2) 

Roberts, who d. before she came to Tw. Her dau., Lucy 
Roberts, "a peculiar character," lived with her and after- 
wards alone, and d. in county house ab. 1900; both Meth. 

Jane Rodgers, d. 9, 25, 1849, age 27. 
Hester Ann Rodgers, d. 4, 10, 1851. 
Frank Rogers, b. ab. 1845; d. 6, 3, 1865. 

Rogers Root — ^449 

John Rogers, as a boy, from Solon, worked for Luman 
Chamberlin in early 50's; became millionaire; d. a few yrs. 
ago in Chagrin Falls; had son, William E. Rogers, a banker 
in Chagrin Falls. 

Rev. L. Rogers, Meth. pastor 1849-51. 

Oliver H. Roniger, b. 6, 10, 1807, in Switzerland; d. 
8, 6, 1882; to U. S. and Tw. 1832; cleared land and built 
house near old mills; mem. masonic lodge; see Perrin's 
Hist, of Summit Co., p. 1050; 

m. Nov., 1834, Jane Burroughs, b. ab. 1812; d. 9, 10 
1855; dau. of John and Sarah Burroughs, of Palmyra; no 
chil. but adopted Morris Dunn; see below. 

Mrs. Frances Ronigar, d. 9, 3, 1850, age 'j'j. 

Miss Anna Ronigar, d. 5, 20, 1888, age 89. 

Morris Roniger, b. 10, 22, 1846; d. 12, 19, 1915; son 
of John and Martha (Reed) Dunn, and adopted by Oliver 
H. Roniger above; resided near depot; park and cemetery 
caretaker several yrs; 

m. (i) 7, 3, 1866, Mary A. Sabin, who d. 1883; 

m. (2) 4, 27, 1885, Augusta Bronson, b. 3, 16, 1856, 
dau. of Allen and Jane (Pomeroy) Bronson. 
Children By First Wife 

1. Minnie Jane, b. 5, 11, 1867; m. Harry Emerson Post, see. 

2. Martha, b. 2, 22, 1869; unm. 

3. Millie Frances, b. 4, 30, 1871; m. Delos Hoadley Bennett, see. 

4. May Elsie, b. 5, 10, 1879; m. 1895, Luther A. Prentiss, see. 

5. Oliver Homer, b. 6, 17, 1881; Cong. 1899; m. Ira Brown. 

Children By Second Wife 

6. Hazel Mina, b. 10, 27, 1887; m. 5, 3, 1905, William Richard 

7. Charles Carl, b. 4, 21, 1889; m. 7, i, 1910, Susie Borgerman. 

8. Hoadley Emerson, b. 3, 9, 1891; m. 4, i, 1911, Anna Billig. 

9. Gertrude Mame, b. 11, 8, 1893; m. 11, 21, 1911, Russell Davis. 

10. Leora Hattie, b. 4, 12, 1895; d. 4, i, 1903. 

11. Maxim Lucille, b. 2, 12, 1898; d. 8, 10, 1899. 

Jared Root, fr. Vt. to O., 1837; in Tw. near Pond 
Brook; to Wis. just before the War; 

m. Sally Lamb, and had 7 or 8 chil.; among them 
Albert, Jerome, Lydia, Alfred and Mary. 

450 — Root Row land 

Albert Root, son of Jared above; fr. Brattleboro, Vt., 
1837; on Liberty St. and on different places; Cong. 1840; 
in 1856 whole family to Wyalusing, Wis.; 

m. (i) MiLLicENT Hannah Dodge, b. ab. 1821; d. 
Tw. 5, 13, 1858; dau. of John Dodge, see; Cong. 1834, dis. 
to Tallmadge 1843; 

m. (2) Syena , Cong. 1840. 


Lydia, Sarah and John R. in Tw. Inst. 1848, also Mary and Henry. 

Jerome Root, son of Jared above; Inst. 1848; lived 
near where Mr. Hickman lives; later to Solon; 
m. Brown. 

Riley Root, fr. Ct. ; lived in Aurora, and for awhile in 
Tw. on Cochran road; d. in army near close of war; 

m. Cornelia Brown, dau. of James Brown, see; b. 
3, 10, 1833 (.?); d. 3, 31, 1901; she m. (2) John W. Barge of 


Emmeline, b. 8, 16, 1854 {f); m. Thomas Lafferty, see; she Bapt. 
Taught many years. 

Mary, b. 2, 11, i860; lived many yrs. with grandfather, James 
Brown; Bapt.; m. John W. Barge of CI. 

John Rose, Meth. 1845. 

William Rosenbury, renter on Hudson road; to Bed- 
ford; dau. Ora m. 10, 26, 1904, Robert Small, see. 

Rosa B. Ross, Cong. 1891. 

Alminda Rosswell, Bapt. 1837. 

August Rostel, b. Germ. 6, 12, 1884; farmer on 
Macedonia road; to U. S. 1904; to Tw. 1909; 

m. 7, 20, 1908, Mrs. Pauline Moltar, b. Germ. 
I, 18, 1873. 


Amanda Augusta, b. 7, 20, 1909. 

Alfred, b. i, 17, 191 2. 

Rev. D. Rowland, pastor Meth. chh. 3 yrs. ab. 
1876-9; d. a few yrs. ago. 

His w. d. Tw. 5, 20, 1879, age 42; no chil. 


RuDD Saari — 451 

Willis Alonzo Rudd, b. Windham, 7, 17, 1856; son of 
Alvan V. Rudd, 1830-1889, who m. 1854, Irene Franklin, of 
Bedford; in brick house on Bedford road, 1 882-1900; 
teacher and farmer; Meth. and Cong.; now in CL; 

m. 10, 14, 1880, Bertha Ellen Cochran, b. 4, 14, 1861, 
dau. of Robert Cochran, see. 


Irene Agnes. 

Iva Elizabeth; m. 12, 4, 1910, Arthur Bertram Newman; CI. 

Rupert Roscoe, b. i, 6, 1888; d. 2, 7, 1888. 

Christian Rufener, b. Nov. 1843; at Tw. 4 yrs.; 

m. Elizabeth Lorentz, b. 1846; d. Oct., 1894. 


1. John Samuel, b. 7, 4, 1873; to Tw. 1904; here 4 yrs.; on brick 
road; to Kent; both Meth.; m. Rosa Nellie Rutter, b. 8, 28, 1875, dau. 
of George and Emma (Rake) Rutter. They had Mary Gertrude, b. 3, 25, 
1 901. 

2. GeorgeM.; m. 8, 19, 1911, Esther Reed, dau. of Henry Reed, 
see; had Elizabeth, b. 6, 13, 1913; he teacher in New Jersey. 

3. Gertrude. 

Andrew Russell, fr. Ct., relative of Luman Lane and 
d. at his house, 8, 15, 1853, age 21 ; came to attend Tw. Inst. 

Stephen Andrew Ryan, b. 9, 13, i860, son of Roder- 
ick J. and Mary (Murphy) Ryan; mason contractor; s. w. 
part of town on Dodge road; 

m. (i) 4, 23, 1890, Margaret Powers, b. 11, 13, 1873; 
d. 10, 24, 1903; dau. of Edward and Mary Powers; 

m. (2) 5, 30, 1908, Mary Whitside, of Fall River, Mass. 
Children, By First Wife 

Roderick James, b. 3, 22, 1892. 

Mary Agnes, b. 2, 25, 1895. 

Margaret Catherine, b. 5, 31, 1897. 

Peter Ryan; see Peter Ryan Murray. 

Stephen Ryan, d. 10, 24, 1903, age 30. 

Daniel Saari, b. 7, 12, 1858; to Tw. 1909; near Mr. 

m., 1878, Maria YoKi, b. 11, 8, 1858; 9 chil., 5 of them 
dead, two m. in CI., 2 at home, viz.: 

45^ — Sabin Sawyer 

Hildreth Sophia, b. 4, 6, 1902; Cong. 1913. 
Emil, b. 5, 7, 1905. 

Mary A. Sabin, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1849-51. 

James William Safford, cousin of John Hempstead; 
here at school ab. 1876. 

John and Olive Sanborn, both Bapt. 18402. 

William Grant Sarver, b. 4, 4, 1863, Shelby Co. ; son 
of Hiram and Nancy Sarver; to Tw. from Pa. 1915; left 

m. II, 29, 1900, Ina Thomas Critser, b. 2, 2, 1870, dau. 
of Clinton and Susan Critser. 

Ethel Louise, b. 3, 23, 1902. 
Wilma Blanche, b. 9, 10, 1904. 
Frederick Merrill, b. 8, 26, 1906; d. i, 8, 1907. 
Florence May, b. 7, 29, 1908. 

Frank Sattler, b. in Germ. 2, 12, 1846; to U. S. 1863; 
to Tw. 1910; farmer in s. e. part of town; 

m. in CI., 2, 15, 1870, Rosa Marie Ernig, b. in CI., 

7, 8, 1852. 

I. Berth Rosa, b. 9, 30, 1870; m.; CI. 

Catherine, b. 7, 27, 1872; m.; Gates Mills. 
Joseph A., b. 4, 20, 1875; ni.; CI. 
George Frank, b. 5, 5, 1880; m.; CI. 
Theodore, b. 3, 19, 1884. 
Frank John, b. 9, 17, 1889. 
Grace Catherine, b. 9, 3, 1894. 


Silas Sawyer, b. 12, 29, 1828; d. 7, 5, 1910; lived in 
Solon and in last yrs. with son in Tw. ; 

m. 10, 23, 1855, Harriet Harman, b. 4, 23, 1838; d. 
3» 28, 1915. 

Riley Benjamin Sawyer, son of Silas above; b. 2, i, 
1857, in Solon; to Tw. 1885; kept meat market; spent 
many winters in Florida, where he d. suddenly, 12, 15, 1914; 
bur in Tw.; 

m. I, I, 1880, Sophia Jarvis, b. i, 12, 1858, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Polly M. (Cutler) Jarvis, of Elmore. 

Sawyer Schempp — ^453 


Eliza, b. 4, 19, 1882; Tw. H. S, 1899; m. 10, 15, 1902, Horace W. 
Crankshaw, see. 

Silas E., b. i, 4, 1884; Tw. H. S. 19CX); m. 9, 21, 1904, Ida M. 
Oviatt, of Hudson, dau. of Lincoln Oviatt, see. 

Albert, b. 4, 16, 1888; in Tw. 2 yrs. after marriage; now in CI.; 
m. II, 24, 1909, Lulu Phillips, and had Vera Lucile, b. 11, i, 1910, and 
Orrin Phillips, b. 4, 11, 1914. 

Luella, b. 11, 23, 1894; ^- 6, 26, 1912, Carl H. Miller, see. 

Mr. Sawyer, here in 1820. 

John Sayles, drowned 6, 3, 1871, age 26. 

Otto Sayres, fr. N. Y. state; marble cutter; 
m. Melvina McFarland, b. ab. 1830; d. 1858; dau. 
of Harvey McFarland, see; no chil. 

J. A. Sayres, d. 10, 13, 1854, age 30. 

August J. Schacht, b. in Germany i, 10, 1861; to CI. 
when 14 with parents and 3 sisters; to Tw. 1899, In south 
part of town; 

m. 1872, Ida Dettmann, dau. of John and Freda (Land) 
Dettmann of CI. 

Children, Born in Cl. 

Edith, b. 1886; m. 1910, Floyd Dougherty; Tw. 

Raymond, b. 1890; m. 1912, Helen Chamberlain; Bedford. 

Herbert, b. 1895. 

Henry Schaus, b. in Germ. 1812; d. Tw. 2, 9, 1889; to 
U. S. 1853; lived where Chauncy B. Lane lives; 

m. 1835, Anna Maria Theiss, b. in Germ. 1812; d. 
1887. They had Magdelena who m. George Edward Crouse, 

Peter Schaus, perhaps bro. of above, 1 805-1 868. 

August Scheiner, d. 4, 9, 1915; bur. in Cl. 

William Frederick Schempp, b. in la., i, 11, 1871; to 
Tw. 1909; Calif. 2 yrs.; Hudson, then Tw. again, 1913-15; 
policeman in Cl. at one time; 

m. I, II, 1904, Marion Emeline Yocum, b. 9, 25, 1873, 
in CL, dau. of Elmore S. and Frances E. (Swift) Yocum; she 
in Tw. with William Maxam's family several yrs. before 
marriage. They had Jewel Frances, b. Cl. 7, 31, 1908. 

454 — ScHULTz Scott 

GusTAVUS ScHULTZ, workcd at Albert Hawkins; Cong. 
1897; m. in CI. 

Charles Simon Schmalzle, b. 3, 24, 1867, son of John 
Simon and Elizabeth (Geisel) Schmalzle; to CI. fr. Germ. 
1887; farmer on Solon road; 

m. 1890, Katherine Mary Hiel, b. 7, 7, 1872, dau. of 
Martin Daniel and Elizabeth (Warner) Hiel; to CI. fr. 
1883 ; both and 2 girls Cong. 1903. 


Frieda Marguerite, b. CI., 8, 6, 1891; Oberlin Col.; teacher in Tw. 
1912-15; Tw. H. S. 1910. 

William Martin, b. CI. 12, 19, 1892. 

Carolyn Margarete, b. CI. 11, 26, 1894; Tw. H. S. 1916. 

Carl John, b. CI. 4, 13, 1897. 

John Schmalzle, bro. of above, b. Germ. 1868; to U. 
S. 1906; farmer on Solon road; 

m. 1903, Mary Martha Keppler, and had Martin 
Keppler and Martha Schwill. 

Bronson Schofield, and w.; hereab. 1912-13; laborer. 

Noah H. Scott, teacher in Tw. Inst. 185 1-5. 

Sarah S. Scott, Meth. before 1841. 

Rev. Joseph H. Scott, pastor Cong. chh. 1853-1858; 

m. Ellen E. , Cong. fr. Parma, dis. to West 

Liberty, la. 

They had Eliza, bap. 10, 3, 1858. 

Henry Scott, of Solon; d. 12, 18, 1864, age 24. 

Thomas D. Scott; to Bedford and d.; 

m. Sally Carver, dau. of Bernice and Rachel Carver. 

Son, d. II, I, 1843, age 3 mo. 
Child of T. Carver, d. 10, 24, 1842, age 2 mo. 
Infant, d. 3, 23, 1846. 

William Scott, fr. Scotland; where Mr. Ferris lives; 
seceder 1834; Liberty St. ; worked for James Brown; 

m. Ann (Ferris.''), sister of Mrs. Mcintosh; Cong. 
1840, dis. to Mich. 1842. 

ScouTTEN Seiss — 455 

Agnes Brodie, bap. 7, 13, 1834. 
Alexander Francis, bap. 7, 26, 1835. 
Alexander Francis, b. 9, 2, 1837. 
Margaret Brodie, bap. 6, 21, 1840. 

David Jones Scoutten, b. Rush, Pa,, 11, 27, 1821; d. 
5,25,1907; to Tw. 1842; carriage maker; worked for James 
Alexander, then in shop of his own; at Solon some yrs.; 

m. 10, 7, 185 1, Henrietta Helen Hull, b. Tw. 4, 7, 
1828, dau. of Samuel Hull, see; she d. 2, 18, 1906. 


Charles Hull, b. Solon, 5, 27, 1853; d. 2, 8, 1909; in CI., telegraph 
operator and station agent Tw. and CI.; m. 1882, Carrie Herrick, dau, 
of Elisha Herrick, see; no chil.; both Cong. 1884. 

Frank Marion, b. 9, 17, 1855; see below. 

Stephen Douglass, b. 9, 23, 1859; see below. 

Frank Marion Scoutten, b. 9, 17, 1855; at Aurora 
till 7 or 8 yrs, old; railroad man many yrs,; on Aurora road; 

m. Tw, 12, 5, 1884, Augusta Hoppa, b, 6, 27, 1868, of 


Floyd Lamont, b. 6, 16, 1887; machinist in CI.; m. 12, 25, 1908, 
Minnie Cushman of CI.; 3 chil. 

Bena Henrietta, b. Tw. 6, 17, 1889; m. 4, 13, 19 — , Lawrence 
Fillmore Ellsworth of Hudson; i child. 

Douglas Clifford, b. 7, 30, 1893; machinist in CI.; m. 7, 5, 1913, 
Clara Ehman of Richfield. 

Hazel, b. 2, 3, 1895; d. 7, 18, 1915; m. 11, 24, 1914, Walter Laird 
of CI. 

Stephen Douglass Scoutten, bro. of above, b, 9, 23, 
1859; railroad man many yrs., painter; built house in Tw.; 

m. (i) 5, 5, 1883, Minnie White, b, 10, 12, 1866; d. 
7, 10, 1901; 

m. (2) 10, 20, 1907, Mrs. Esther (Squire) Hoose; she 
d. 12, 5, 1912; Cong, fr, CI, 1909, 

Child, By First Wife 
Louva May, b. 4, i, 1886; m. 9, 16, 1905, Alfred A. Likens, of 
Akron and had Basil Eugene, b. 7, 9, 1906; she Tw, H. S. 1903. 

Mr. and Mrs, Seiss, on old Hempstead place; he d. 
and she m, (2) Mr, Serrand; in stone house on Liberty St. 
ab. 1912-13; had Frieda, b. ab. 1900, and Richard, b. ab. 

456— Selby Sharpe 

Dr. S. F. Selby; here ab. 1848-55, where Ed. Crouse 
lives; physician and surgeon; fr. Ashtabula Co.; in Civil 
War as surgeon; later in Solon, then in CI. 

Ellen, d. 9, 11, 1854, age 2. 
Infant, d. 9, 20, 1855. 

Selden, see census of 1833; Cong. 1834. 



Joseph Alanson, b. ab. 1812. 

Henry Strong, b. ab. 18 13. 

Nathaniel Dwight, b. ab. 1815; Cong. 1834. 

Clarissa Hosanna, b. ab. 1817. 

Elias Benjamin, b. ab. 1820. 

Lucy, b. ab. 1822. 

Ruth Adelia, b. ab. 1824. 

Ezra Carlos, b. ab. 1827. 

Cynthia, b. ab. 1828. 

David, b. ab. 1832. 

Mabel Selden, Cong. 1902. 

John Seman, b. ab. 1889, in Hungary; to U. S. 1902; 
to Tw. 1916; fr. CI.; farmer on Young's road; 

m. 2, 8, 1909, Katie Hardony, b. in Hungary; to U. S. 
1904. They had Katie, b. in CL, i, 26, 1914. 

Samuel A. Sessions, taught on Liberty St. 1857-8, 

Rev. John Seward; to O. 181 1; pastor at Aurora 
18 12-1839, then at Solon 15 yrs.; often preached in Tw.; 
see Hist, of Cong. chh. He was the father of 14 chhs. 

Rev. Andrew Sharpe, b. Pomfret, Ct., 10, 3, 18 10; d. 
4, 6, 1891 ; grad. of Brown Univ. 1838, of Hartford Theolog. 
Sem. 1840; preached Willimantic, Ct., 1840-49; Rockville, 
Ct., 1849-5 1, Willoughby, 1853-56, CoUamer 1857-67, Wake- 
man 1868, Twinsburg Cong. 1869-72; Hebron, Ct.; 

m. 10, 6, 1840, Elizabeth P. Gilbert, dau. of Hon. 
Ralph and Sarah (Nichols) Gilbert of Hebron, Ct.; no chil. 

Shattuck SiEss — 457 

Ira Shattuck, b. ab. 1831; d. 2, 21, 1907; a North- 
field man; 

m. as her 3rd husband, Mrs. Mary Aurelia (Par- 
melee) Johnson, who d. 8, 31, 1914, age 85; dau. of Zeno 
Parmelee, see. After his death she lived with Mrs. Charles 

Festus Sheldon, b. ab. 1794; d. 3, 7, 1869; here i860; 
farmer; lived in and owned brick house south of park; 

m. (i) Rachel , d. before i860; Cong. 1854; fr. 


m. (2) Mrs. Nonie, whose dau., Sarah Nonie, m. 
Gilbert Reed. 


Nancy, b. 1820 or 22; d. 7, 10, 1889; m. 1846, George Stanley, see. 

Marilla, bedridden for years and later m. Thomas Mathews. 

Dr. Hyram Sheldon, b. ab. 1803; at wid. Parmelee's; 
Cong. 1833; see census of 1833. 

Rev. G. Sheldon; m. Harmony Ann ; Cong. 

1838, dis. 1847, to Wes. Res. Col. 

Lee Shepherd, b. 1881, son of George and Myra 
(Howard) Shepherd; n. w. part of town; farmer; now in 

m. 1909, Alice E. Hine, b. 1891, dau. of Arthur and 
Lina A. (Hardie) Hine. They had Chester Lee, b. 191 2. 

Mr. Shepherd, father of wife of Rev. Horace W. Pal- 
mer; supt. of Cong. S. S. 

Athlea Shipman, b. ab. 183 1; d. 9, 23, 1851. 

Joseph Shroad, b. ab. 1850; d. 3, 9, 1899; here a few 

m. Emma Hickox, of Aurora. She m. (2) and went to 
.^. Ravenna. One child, Susan. 

Lewis Shroeder; in Civil War; name on monument. 

Francis Xavier Siess, b. in France 8, 24, 1861; to 
U.S. 1872; CI.; 

m. 9, 29, 1909, in stone house on Liberty St., Carrie 
I Rein, wid. of Frank Snell; no chil.; Meth. 

458— SiMOND Small 

Edward Simond, fr. Dover 1916; farmer on Hudson 
Road; m. Jan. 1916, Ann Lee. 

Joseph Albert Sinek, b. in Bohemia ab. 1870; to U. S. 
with parents ab. 1885; toTw. 1911; on brick road i yr.; on 
Aurora road since 191 2; 

m. II, 21, 1898, in CI., Rosa Kuberna, b. CL, 10, 2, 
1873; parents from Bohemia. 

Mamie Theresa, b. 5, 17, 1900. 
John James, b. 5, 16, 1902. 
Frances Rosa, b. 5, 18, 1904. 
Alexander Joseph, b. 11, 27, 1906. 
Agnes Maxime, b. i, 21, 1910. 
Joseph, b. 8, 2, 1913. 

Horace Slade, farmer on Bedford road, son of "Mr. 
Slade," who d. 2, 4, 1868, age 75, and "Mrs. Slade," who d. 
8, 10, 1870, age 78, both fr. Mass; she dau. of Justus Her- 
rick; see; 

m. MooRE, sister of George W. Moore. 


Ed,; m. Robins; Solon and CI. 

Frank; m.; CI. 



John Slade, b. ab. 1848; d. 5, 3, 1854. 
RoxANA Slade; m. A. E. Cranston. 
Albert Slade, bro. of above; lawyer in CI. 
Edwin Slade, of Bedford, taught in Tw. 

Andrew Small, b. in Pittsburg, 4, 10, 1840; d. 10, 7, 
191 2; fr. Northfield to Tw. 1877; to Bedford 1906; owned 
where Verne Hempstead lives; 

m. 3, 16, 1871, Eunice Elizabeth Clark, of North- 
field, b. 9, 7, 1850. 

Robert James Small, son of Andrew, b. 2, i, 1874, in 

m. 10, 26, 1904, Ora Rosenbury, b. 8, 22, 1882, dau. of 
William Rosenbury. 

They had Thelma Amelia, b. 5, 22, 1907. 

Smith Smith — ^459 

Some of the following Smith families may be related to 
each other, besides those that are given as related. If so, we 
have not ascertained it. The Smith families in genealogy are 
always a difficult problem. 

Edmund Smith ("Increase Smith"), b. ab. 1817; here 
i860; farmer, on Bedford road; 

m. Amanda R., b. ab. 1827. 

They had 18 chil. when they left Tw. One boy of 16 or 
17 yrs. enlisted and d. of measles. 

Children, Partial List 

Amanda; m. T. L. Reed, of Reedly, Calif. 
Clarence, and others. 

George B. Smith, b. Kingsbury, N. Y., ab. 1790; d. in 
Mich., 2, I, 1866; 

m. Clarissa , b. ab. 1801; d. 9, 30, 1846. 

John Smith; to Tw. ab. 1835-6; d. before i860; she 
here i860; on old John Hempstead place on Macedonia 

m. (i) in old country, Belle Cochran, who d. there; 
m. (2) Agnes Cochran, b. ab. 1800; d. 10, 22, 1872; 
sister of his first w. 


James, b. ab. 1830; d. 7, 23,1891; Inst. 1848; Cong. 1889; m. 

Price (f); Ice house road; 3 boys and 2 girls, about whom we are unable 
to get data. 

John, b. ab. 1833; d. 3, 30, 1872; unm.; grad. of Ann Arbor Univ. 
ab. 1857; teacher; in Civil War, in provost marshal's office; Inst. 1848; 
Cong. 1 861. 

Philetus Smith, b. ab. 1808; d. 11, 21, 1853; farmer 
on Macedonia road opposite schoolhouse. 

Names given in records of Dist. No. 7. 
Elizabeth, b. ab. 1837. 
William E., b. ab. 1837. 
Mary E., b. ab. 1838. 

460 — Smith 


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Smith Smith — ^461 

Rufus C, b. ab. 1840. 
Minerva, b. ab. 1840. 
Marshall, b. ab. 1841. 
Ophelia M., b. ab. 1843. 

Tyler Smith, b. i, i, 1786; d. 5, 24, 1847; from Mid- 
dleton, Conn., ab. 1812; 

m., Aurora, i, 1 1, 1814, Eunice Bissell, b. 10, 22, 1796; 
d. 2, 14, 1883; dau. of Justus Bissell, see; Cong. 1844, dis. to 
Solon 1847; she m. (2) James Hill. 

Children, Born in Aurora 

1. Orrilla Zilpha, b. 5, 26, 1815; m. i, 11, 1842, Alfred N. Beard. 

2. Richard Thaddeus, b. 3, 23, 1817; see below. 

3. Orris Bissell, b. 3,6, 1819; d. ; m. (i) Mary Ann Dodge, 

dau. of John Dodge, see; m. (2) Delia Tinkham Calkins; m. (3) Sarah 
P. Tinkham. 

4. Henry Augustus, b. 6, 8, 1821; see below. 

5. Sidney Benjamin, b. ii, 29, 1823; see below. 

6. Elisha Tyler, b, 12, 24, 1827; d. y. 

7. Elijah Tracy, b. 10, 3, 1830; m. 9, 5, 1852, Lydia A. Stannard; 
m. (2) Elizabeth HoUister. 

Richard Thaddeus Smith, b. 3, 23, 1817; d. 7, 27, 
1852; son of Tyler above; farmer on Macedonia road 
opposite Elder Turner's; 

m. 5, 9, 1844, Louisa Herrick, dau. of Rufus Herrick, 
see; b. 7, 6, 1824; d. 5, 18, 1854. 


Alvin Thaddeus, b. 9, 10, 1845; d. in Ridgeville, 8, 26, 1863. 

Elbert Sidney, b. 3, 8, 1847; see below. 

Ellen Maria, b. 3, 13, 1849; m. (i) Augustus Lawton Wright and 
had Elbert Augustus and Edith Rosalind; m. (2) Moses Fuller; she in 

Elbert Sidney Smith, son of Richard T. above, b. 
3, 8, 1847; lawyer in Springfield, 111. ; member of 111. senate; 
to 111. fr. Solon 1869; 

m. 6, 19, 1879, Eliza Jane Kinsley, b. i, 3, 1845; dau. 
of Rev. Hiram (1799-1887) and Elsie Ladd (Moulton) (1806- 
89) Kinsley. 


Elda Louise, b. 5, 3, 1880. 

Elberta Thalia, b. 3, 8, 1882. 

Sidney Benjamin, b. 2, 7, 1885; m. 11, 22, 1910, Madeline Bab- 
cock and had Elbert Sidney, b. 10, 27, 191 1, and Emma Louise, b. 9, 2, 

462 — Smith Smith 

Henry Augustus Smith, son of Tyler above, b. 6, 8, 
1821; d. ab. 1893; lived in Solon and bur. there; 

m. 4, 7, 1850, Clarissa Higby, who d. in Kan. ab. 
1892, sister of William Higby. 

Children, Born in Solon 
Jennie Estelle, b. 9, 26, 1854; d. y. 

Henrietta Augusta, b. 9, 21, 1856; m. George Kerner; Rochester, 
N. Y. 

Henry Augustus, Jr., b. 11, i, 1857; d. 

Clarence Leroy, b. 7, 14, 1863; in the far west. 

William Herbert, an adopted son, b. 11,28,1854; d. in California. 

Sidney Benjamin Smith, son of Tyler above, b. 1 1, 29, 
1823; d. II, 5, 1874; lived in Solon; first secretary of Tw. 
Fair; he and Henry in Tw. Inst.; 

m. (i) 5, 2, 1850, LucRETiA Herrick, dau. of Justus 
Herrick, b. 8, 14, 1828; d. 9, 22, 1861; 

m. (2) 2, 26, 1862, DoLLiE GovE, niece of Mrs. Justus 

m. (3) 10, 30, 1866, Phidelia Norton. 
Children By First Wife 

Ida Caroline, b. 2, 9, 1852; d. in Calif. 1910. 

Jenella Eunice, b. 10, 29, 1854; m. John W. Jones, of Claridon and 
had 4 daus. 

Florence Emma, b. 10, 14, 1856; d. 10, 5, 1874. 
By Second Wife 

Gove, b. 4, 29, 1865; d. May 1875. 


William Smith, b. Ct., 2, 4, 1782; d. 3, 3, 1855; to 
Mecca ab. 1827; he was bro. of Betsy Smith who m. Beriah 
Green, see; his father was Jonathan Smith, 1746-1840; m. 
Hannah Witter, 1750-1823; 

m. 9, 1 1, 1803, Betsy Wilbur, b. 2, 14, 1783 ; d. 4, 29, 



1. William, b. 3, 10, 1805. 

2. Jonathan, b. 9, 22, 1806 (.^); missionary to Hawaiian Islands (?) 

3. Betsy, b. 7, 27, 1808. 

4. Arvalina, b. 8, 21, 1810. 

5. CeHna, b. 5, 5, 1812. 

6. Joseph William, b. ii, 22, 1814. 

7. Elenor, b. i, i, 1818; d. 8, 21, 1853. 

8. Christa Cook, b. 3, 12, 1820; d. 12, 15, 1852. 

9. Hannah, b. 3, 29, 1822. 

Smith Smith — 463 

10. Isaac Fellows, b. 7, 26, 1824; see below; only one of family 
that lived in Tw. 

II. Mary Melissa, b. 3, 8, 1829. 

Isaac Fellows Smith, son of William above, b. at 
Preston, Ct., 7, 26, 1824; d. at Little Rock, Ark., 7, 16, 1865, 
in 43rd 111. Regt.; here i860; so. side of park; on Aurora 
road a year or more; then to Ashkum, 111. After his death 
his family returned to Tw. but back to 111. 1874-5; 

m., in Tw., 10, 18, 1853, Mary Hewitt Herrick, dau. 
of David Herrick, see, b. 2, 4, 1823; d. 7, 5, 1885; Cong. 
1866, dis. to 111. 1876. 


1. Son,_d. 12, I, 1857, age 3. 

2. David Oliver, b. i, 8, 1856; see below. 

3. Mary Esther, b. Vernon, 5, 31, 1858; d. Oberlin, July, 1899; 
unm.; teacher. 

4. Jonathan Green, b. 6, 11, i860; see below. 

5. William Avery, b. 9, 22, 1862; see below. 

David Oliver Smith, b. Ashkum, 111., i, 8, 1856, son of 
Isaac above; 

m., 8, 13, 1884, Fannie Lucina Wilcox, dau. of John 
Wilcox, see; b. 4, 3, 1854; Oberlin Col. 1870-75; Winamac, 


I. Avery Wilcox, b. 7, 5, 1885; d. 1904. 

Alvin Jonathan, b. 9, 10, 1887; unm. 
Ethel Rose, b. 3, 29, 1889. 
WilHam Edward, b. 3, 23, 1891; d. 1910. 
Oliver Lewis, b. 5, 24, 1892; d. Dec. 1895. 
Mabel Frances, b. 8, 19, 1893. 
Thomas Freeman, b. i, i, 1896. 

Rev. Jonathan Green Smith, son of Isaac Fellows 
Smith above, b. 6, 11, i860; Oberlin Col. 1885; seminary 
1888; Cong, pastor at Tomah, Wis., since 1898; moderator 
of Wis. State Ass'n.; 

m. (i) 9, 14, 1887, Anna Grace Allyn, of Oberlin, b. 
10,23,1862; d. 7, 6,1901; dau. of Albert and Abigail (King) 

m. (2) 6, 30, 1908, Margaret Hillard Hewitt, b. 
II, 22, 1867, dau. of Charles Edwin and Eliza Ann (Hillard) 

464 — Smith Smith 

Children, By First Wife 
Ruth Mary, b. 9, 3, 1888; d. 10, 21, 1888. 
Paul Brand, b. 4, 6, 1890; d. 3, 7, 1903. 

Margaret Helen, b. 11, 17, 1892; Ripon Col. 191 5; teacher. 
Raymond Allyn, b. 12, 26, 1894; music teacher. 
Dorothy Gladys, b. 11, 25, 1897; d. 12, i, 1897. 
Theodore Jonathan, b. 3, 15, 1901. 

William Avery Smith, son of Isaac Fellows Smith 
above; b. Chebansee, 111., 9, 22, 1862; Columbus; 

m. 5, 29, 1888, Rosa L. Campbell, b. Aug. 1862; Cong. 
1888, dis. toOberlin 1889. 


1. Howard Campbell, b. 4, 8, 1889; d. 4, 28, 1908. 

2. Wilbur William, b. 2, 19, 1892; m. 6, 10, 1916, Anna M. Hall. 

3. Lois Mary, b. 8, 27, 1894. 

4. Olive Lenore, b. 12, 10, 1897; d. 11, 30, 1898. 

5. Wendell Philips, b. 5, 24, 1900. 

6. Adelbert David, b. 4, II, 1902. 

Roy Floyd Smith, b. 9, 19, 1888 In Akron, son of 
Charles M. and Mary (Gilbert) Smith; local agent for W. 
& L. E. R. R.; in railroad work many years; 

m. 12, 3, 1910, Maud Ilene Ralston, b. i, 28, 1893, at 
Smithfield; dau. of James C. and Elizabeth (Guyton) 


Harold Wayne, b. 4, 3, 1911. 

Geraldine Crenelle, b. 5, 2, 1912; d, 3, 28, 1913. 

Bessie Burdine, b. 2, 12, 1915. 

Henry Smith, son of Mrs. Julia M. Smith, who m. 
James Hill, see; 

m. Sarah McFarland, dau. of Harvey McFarland; 
she d. Aug. 1914. 



Clayton, who had son Harvey. 

Don Juan Smith, b. Fremont, 3, 28, 1857, son of George 
and Elizabeth Smith; barber; to Tw. 1916; 

m. (i) 1889, Effie Wiedman, and had Clyde, b. 8, 12, 


m. (2) I, 7, 1913, Mrs. Ida C. (Gillespie) Noxon, who 
had by first hus. Leila, b. 9, 16, 1886; d. 1910. Ida C. was 
dau. of Joseph and Justina (Sears) Gillespie; g't. g'd. dau. of 
Samuel Sears, of Rev. War. 

Isaac Snell and wife; see census of 1833; where 
William Boose lives; 

They had Cene, b. ab. 1828, and Catherine, b. ab. 1830. 

Frank Snell; 

m. Jan. 1887, Carrie Reiss, who later m. Francis 
Siess, see; here 1906-09. 


Lillian Marie, b. ii, 29, 1887; m. Frank Sadoski; CI., and had 
Bernard, b. 6, 14, 1908, and Leonard, b. 12, 3, 1910. 

Theresa Marie,b. 3, 29, 1889; m. Joseph Regenau, CI. 

Xavier, b. 10, 27, 1892. 

Milton E. Sober, b. 1870, son of William and Amanda 
(Allen) Sober; 

m. 1896, Elsie Marie Veon, b. 1872, dau. of Harvey 

S. and Maria (Cowley) Veon. 

Waldo Allen, b. 2, 16, 1898, 
Lynn Albert, b. 5, 30, 1910. 

Edward Sodon; in Civil War; name on monument. 

John Solinski, b. 12, 27, 1867, son of John and Kath- 
erlne (Gribowski) Solinski; to Tw. 1910; mile west of 

m. 1888, Victoria Kozlowski, b. 12, 20, 1864, dau. of 
John and Josephine (Mickalski) Kozlowski. 

Children, All Born in America 
I. Frank, b. 11, 8, 1889; m. 5, 3, 1911, Hattie Mikalski. 


John, b. 6, 14, 1891; d. 9, 3, 1892. 

Joe, b. II, 12, 1893. 

Sophie, b. 3, 20, 1896; d. 6, 3, 1898. 

Marian, b. i, 31, 1898. 

Lottie, b. II, I, 1900 (?); Meth. 

Lawrence, b. 5, 3, 1902; d. 5, 6, 1902. 

Helen, b. 11, 27, 1903; Meth. 

Sigmond, b. ii, 30, 1905. 

Sophie, b. 7, 13, 1908. 

466 — South WORTH Spafford 

William W. Southworth, b. ab. 1791; d. 11, 21, 1863; 
fr. Chester, Ct. ; Solon road; see census 1833; Meth. 1843; 

m. AsENATH Watrous of Deep River, Ct., b. ab. 1793; 
d. 12, 13, 1876; both Cong. 1834. 


1. William Ezra, b. ab. 181 5; see below. 

2. Susan Matilda, b. ab. 1817; Cong. 1834; m. Almon Tinker. 

3. Asenath, b. ab. 1821; Cong. 1834; m. Post. 

4. Sylvester M., b. ab. 1823; see below. 

5. Chauncey, b. ab. 1825; d. 8, 21, 1846; Cong. 1843. 

6. Prudence Amanda, b. ab. 1828, bap. 1836; Meth. 1845. 

7. Richard Pomeroy, b. ab. 1832; bap. 1836. 

8. Victoria Jeannette, bap. 1839; m. William W. Chamberlin, see. 

9. Samantha Maria, bap. 1836, 

Child of Capt. Southworth, d. 2, i, 183 1, age i>^ yrs. 
Mrs. Mary Southworth, b. ab. 1827; d. 12, 12, 1892. 
Frank Southworth; Cong. 1893; Bedford. 

William Ezra Southworth, son of William above; b. 
ab. 1815; where Mr. Taylor lives on Solon road; Meth.; d. 
Oct. 1884; 

m. Mary , b. ab. 1827; d. 12, 12, 1892. 


Edgar; m. ; Jackson, Mich. 


Ella, b. ; d. ; m. 5, 27, 1874, Perry Dresser, see. 

Lena; m. (i) Armstrong; m. (2) — Sweet. 

Frank; m, Delia Custer (.?); Bedford. 

Sylvester Southworth, son of William, Sen., above; 
b. ab. 1823; d. 7, 3, 1902; Cong. 1843; 

m. ab. 1847-8, Azuba Jane Eno, b. ab. 1823; d. 2, 13, 



Byron, b. ab. 1849; d. 5, 29, 1853. 

Isabelle Josephine, b. 7, 27, 1854; d. Apr. 1915; m. 1875, Howard 
C. Holt, see. 

Alice Nettie, b. 3, 31, 1857; m. 1883, Ansel Weeks Doane, see. 

Cora Adella, b. 8, 18, 1862; nurse; unm. 

I. John Spafford, 1612-1768; m. Elizabeth Scott. 

Spafford Spooner — ^467 

II. John Spafford, 1648-1696-7; m. 1675, Sarah 

III. Capt. John Spafford; m. 1700, Dorcas Hop- 


IV. Capt. John Spafford, b. 1702; m. Hannah 

V. Bradstreet Spafford, b. Rowley, Mass., 173 1; 
in Indian wars; m. 1752, Mary Page. 

VI. Col. Nathan Spafford, b. 5, 25, 1761; d. before 
1817; in Rev. War; to Geneva, N. Y. ; m. Hannah Barnet 
who d. 1824 at Geneva. 

VII. Nathan B. Spafford, b. Fairfax, Vt., 1791; fr. 
Geneva, N. Y., to Tw. 1827; to Northfield, 1858; in Tw. 
lived at end of lane running north from bend in Ice house 
road Yi mi.; 

m. 1817, Mary ("Polly") Morrison, who m. (2) his 
bro. Hiram. 


1. Lydia, b. ab. 1821; d. 1853; m. John Tryon. 

2. Ammarilla, b. ab. 1823; d. 1843. 

3. Almon Jackson, b. ab. 1826; m. Laura Washburn. 

4. Zulema, b. ab. 1828; m. Samuel Leslie. 

5. Jason Morrison, b. 9, 18, 183 1; d. 1876; m. Philena Cranson; 
dau. Amarilla m. Joseph B. Carter, see. 

6. Seth A., b. 5, 2, 1832; m. Irena Tenant. 

7. Infant, b. May 1833. 

8. Mary C, b. 5, 7, 1837; m. William C. Hurst, see. 

Infant of Hiram Spaiford, d. 5, 8, 1828, age 3 days. 

Apereth Spencer, d. 9, 5, 1858, age 41. 

Brainerd and Harriet Spencer, here at school from 
Aurora; Harriet was teacher in Tw. Inst. 1854-7. 

Warren P. Spencer, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1847-50. 

Mrs. George Spooner; wid.; Cong. 1897, dis. 1903; 
fr. south; in old stone house on Liberty St.; she m. (2) 

Miss Georgie Spooner, prob. her dau. 

468— Sprague Squire 

Celia and Emma Sprague, nieces of Mrs. Harrison 
Dunshee; made home with her; taught several yrs. 

Mrs. Sprang, on Hudson road; d. 

Jervis Spring; m. Almira , both Cong. 1844, 

dis. to Burton. Mr. Spring, perhaps same one, had cloth 
mill on Tinker's Creek near Mr. Lister's. 

Mr. Springer, on Streetsboro road; worked for Salmon 

Mrs. Springer, d. 8, 7, 1853, age 35. 

Charles Springer, killed in Civil War. 

Jane Springer, m.; lives at Mogadore. 

Clarence Squire, farmer on Bedford road; 
m. Maud Sophronia Gill, b. 9, 24, 1885; dau. of 
Lazarus H. Gill, see; two chil. d. y. 

Sylvester Squire, b. Hinsdale, Mass., 7, 6, 1809; d. 
Aurora, 10, 9, 1876; son of Ezekiel and Clarissa (Stuart) 
Squire, he being son of Rev. War soldier; to Mantua 1811; 
to Tw. ab. 1838; bought 400 acres nearly square, bounded 
north and east by county line; sold west half and bought 
179 acres east of east half and after 1848 lived across line in 
Aurora; taught 10 terms; 

m. 1836, Rebecca Snow, b. Mantua, i, 20, 1811; d. 
Aurora, 8, 10, 1887; dau. of Franklin and Lydia (Olcott) 
Snow; he son of Rev. War soldier. 


Laura M., b. Mantua, 9, 3, 1837; d. Claremont, Calif. 3, 13, 1913; 
m. 1880, Erastus Jackson; no chil. 

Franklin, b. ab. 1840; d. in infancy. 

Edwin, b. Tw. 6, 13, 1843, see below. 

CharlesA.,b.Tw. 5, 18, 1845; m. (i) ; m. (2) Mary 

Russell; no chil.; Geauga Lake. 

Martin Sylvester, b. 6, 10, 1852; d. 10, 26, 1859. 

Edwin Squire, son of above, b. Tw. 6, 13, 1843; now 
in Claremont, Calif.; 

m. 10, 3, 1883, Sarah Ann Carter. 

Standish Stanley — 469 


Frank Carter, b. 5, 16, 1885; Stanford Univ.; civil engineer in 
Portland, Oregon. 

Laura Charlton, b. 4, 25, 1887; grad. of and prof, in Pomona Col., 

Edwin John, b. 9, 28, 1889. 

Susan L. Standish, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 


I. Thomas Stanley; d. i, 31, 1663; to Cambridge, 
Mass. 1634; m. Benett Stanley. 

II. Nathaniel Stanley, b. Hartford, ab. 1638; d. 
II, 14, 1712; to Hadley, Mass., 1659; m. 1659, Sarah 


III. Nathaniel Stanley, b. 7, 9, 1683 ; d. 8, 17, 1755 ; 
m. II, 14, 1706, Anna Whiting, 1686-1752. 

IV. Augustus Stanley, b. 3, 31, 1713; d. 3, 8, 1770; 
m. Alice Seymour, 1717-1766. 

V. Frederick Stanley, 1752-1795; m. Martha 
Bigelow; So. Hadley and Hatfield, Mass. 

VI. Frederick Stanley, b. Hartford, Ct., 7, 19, 1786; 
d. Hopkins, Mich., 8, 14, 1870; bur. Tw.; came fr. New 
Haven, Ct., ab. 1816; ab. a year at Hudson; then to Tw. 
5, 31, 1817; on farm i mi. so. of village now owned by Mr. 
Sutton; stone and brick mason and plasterer; contract for 
one of Wes. Res. College buildings; worked on some of first 
brick buildings in CI., going to and fro horseback; worked at 
trade until 1854; cleared his farm and in 1846 sold it to son 
George, and bought farm mile west of center and opened 
stone quarries there; quarried stone for bridges on several 
railroads; in the 50's that stone the best in Ohio for walls; 
to Hopkins, Mich., soon after 2nd m.; chosen town clerk 
1819 and justice of the peace with Ethan Ailing; 

m. (i) 9, 13, 1813, Maria Alling, b. 4, 23, 1795; d. 
9, 28, 1854; 

m. (2) Jan. 1858, Mrs. Thankful Baird, wid. of 
Robert Baird, see; b. ab. 1796. 

470 — Stanley Stanley 


1. Charles Frederick, b. ii, 13, 1815; see below, 

2. Maria, b. 11, 23, 1818, first white child b. in Tw.; m. Rev. 
Sherman Burton, see; Cong. 1831. 

3. George, b. 2, 12, 1821; see below. 

4. William, b. 5, 4, 1824; d. 4, 17, 1836. 

5. Albert N., b. 5, 3, 1830; see below. 

6. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1838; Cong. 1887, dis. to Los Angeles, 191 2; 
m. 3, 25, 1864, Rev. Martin Post, Eagle Rock, Calif.; she teacher in Tw. 
Inst. 1857-9. 

Charles Frederick Stanley, son of Frederick above; ■; 
b. II, 13, 1815; d. 3, 5, 1881 ; to Rome 1866 and lived M^ith 
son George L. until death; 

m. 9, 5, 1842, Jane Porter, b. 5, 17, 1824; d. 4, 22, 
1870; dau. of Arba Porter, see. 


Hiram K., b. 6, 10, 1843; d. Sept. 1843. 

George Lewis, b. 8, 12, 1844; see below. 

Atlanta M., b. 5, 16, 1846; Cong. 1863, dis. to Rome 1867; m. (i) 
Leander Campbell; m. (2) Charles L. Bauder; m. (3) Albert Allyn and 
has 2 children; Portland, Ore. 

George Lewis Stanley, son of Charles Frederick 
above, b. 8, 12, 1844; now in Ashtabula; in Civil War, Oct. 
1861, to close in 1865; in 9th O. Bat.; to Rome in Nov. 1866; 
to Ashtabula 1888 where he has a Portland cement factory; 
Cong. 1866, dis. to Rome 1867; 

m. 6, II, 1873, HuLDAH D. Atwater, b. i, i, 1844, dau. 
of Jared Atwater, see. 


Letta Atlanta, b. 9, 14, 1877; d. 3, 24, 1903; m. Clark C. Cadle. 

Arba P., b. 3, 18, 1881; m. 6, i, 1912, Lulu Shingledecker. 

Edgar A., b. 11, 25, 1882; m. 7, 10, 1907, Edith Fae Watson and 
had Letta May, b. 5, 3, 1914. 

George Stanley, son of Frederick above, b. 2, 12, 1821 ; 
d. II, 2, 1871; clerk of Cong. chh. 1862-71; dea. 1865-71; 
S. S. supt. ; 

m. 3, 26, 1846, Nancy Sheldon, dau. of Festus Sheldon, 
see; b. ab. 1820; d. 7, 10, 1889. 

Herbert George, b, 2, 28, 1847; see below. 

Edward Oliver, b. 8, 25, 1850; d. 4, 25, 1891; m. 11, 10, 1875, Ella 
A. Johnston, who d. at Warren 9, 26, 191 5. 

Stanley Starkweather — 471 

Herbert George Stanley, son of George above, b. 
2, 28, 1847; d. I, 7, 1892; 

m. I, 21, 1869, Cornelia A. Cannon, who d. 11, 28, 


1. Grace Cannon, b. 9, 30, 1875; ^' 12, 15, 1897, Walter Thomas 
Akers, Akron. They had Marjorie, b. 9, 12, 1900, Walter Thomas, Jr., 
b. 5, 12, 1906, Stanley, b. 6, 7, 1913. 

2. Wilson George, b. 12, 4, 1878; d. 12, 4, 1900. 

Albert N. Stanley, son of Frederick above; b. 5, 3, 
1830; d. 4, 9, 1910, age 80; on corner where Mrs. John 
Hempstead lives, and also where Bert Tucker lives; farmer 
and cattle buyer; spent whole life in Twinsburg; 

m. 4, 5, i860, Josephine V. Beldin, dau. of Erastus 
Beldin, see; b. 8, 3, 1838; d. 10, 5, 1906. 


1. Erastus Beldin, b. 12, 3, 1862; m. 6, 4, 1895, Etta M. Dale; and 
had Esther J., b. 3, 19, 1896, and Blanche E., b. 8, i, 1898; Warren. 

2. Earl D., b. 8, 4, 1864; Beehive, Mont. 

3. Harriet, b. 6, 4, 1867; d. 12, 23, 1870. 

4. Mary A., b. 4, 7, 1872; Los Angeles, Calif. 

5. Bessie M., b. 7, 27, 1874; m. 10, 24, 1899, George L. Wygant, 

6. Frederick A., b. 7, 22, 1877; m. 10, 28, 1903, Gertrude Tibbals 
and had Josephine Lucy, b. 8, 22, 1904, Isabel, b. 5, 25, 1906, and Lucy 
Alma, b. 7, 26, 1909. 

Capt. Timothy Stannard, b. Fairhaven, Ct.; cousin 
of Aaron Post; capt. in war of 1812; to Tw. in 30's and 
bought farm just south of Otis Bennett's; frame house; 
John Gould's father rented it in 1843 and John born there; 
Capt. Stannard went back to Fairhaven, Ct., engaged in 
local coastwise trade and d. there ab. 1875; a notable 
character, "sagacious and orthodox." 

Phoebe Staples, d. 6, 23, 185 1, age 53. 

Ezra Starkweather, b. ab. 1803; d. 5, 23, 1873; here 
i860; farmer, where Ed. Crouse lives; kept hotel on Bed- 
ford road where Wm. Adams lives; there ab. 1840; sold it 
ab. i860; 

m. Laura Herrick, b. ab. 1801; both Meth. 

472 — Stasek Stevens 

Belcher,b. ab.1828; d. in St. Louis; there before the war; m.Marilla 
Clark, a teacher in Inst.; their son, Oakley, lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Thomas, b. ; unm.; in Civil War; in soldiers' home, Dayton. 

Frank Stasek, b. 8, 9, 1859, in Bohemia; toU. S. 1891; 
CI.; baker and hotel keeper; to Tw. 1916 and bought 
Elwood Cowles' place on Solon road; by first wife had 
Jerry, b. 11, i, 1894; m. lives in CI., and Virginia, b. 5, 6, 


m. (2) 2, 10, 1908, Ana Stazi Navak, b. in Bohemia 

5, IS, 1873; to U.S. 1886. 

William Xenophon Steadman, b. 7, 2, 1880; fr. CI. • 
to Tw. 191 5; on old Smith place on Icehouse road; 

m. (I) . 

m. (2), 9, I, 1909, Ilo Linderman, b. 10, 20, 1891. 
Children By First Wife 

1. Luman, b. 11, 18, 1899; d. Dec. 1906. 

2. Harvey, b. 5, 6, 1901. 

3. Muriel Elizabeth, b. 6, 21, 1904. 

4. Herbert, b. 10, 26, 1906. 

Children By Second Wife 

5. Wilma Elizabeth, b. 2, 25, 1911. 

6. Ilo Pearl, b. 5, 22, 1912. 

7. John William, b. 5, 26, 1914. 

8. Theodore, d. 11, 15, 191 5, age 3 weeks. 
Charles H. Stearns, one of first fr. Tw. killed in 

Civil War. 

Robert Edward Stein, b. 2, 22, 1883, son of Jacob and 
Phoebe (Marhoofer) Stein of Tuscarawas Co.; to Tw. 191 1; 
left, 191 5; owned house below Mrs. Curtis's; blacksmith 
with Adam Stingel; 

m. 10, 10, 1907, Ida May Fett, b. 7, 28, 1887, dau. of 
John and Mary (Schumacher) Fett. 

Harold Henry, b. 10, 30, 1908. 
Walter Alien, b. 4, 7, 1914. 

John Stephenson, farmer on Solon road; to Tw. 1895; 
unm.; Cath. 

Cyprian Stevens; m. Rachel Lyon and had: 
Joseph Stevens, i 754-1 826; m. Olive Puffer and had 

Stevens Stevens— 473 

Dr. Isaac Stevens, b. Windsor, Ct., 7, 28, 1775; d. 
Tw. I, 30, 1854; physician; lived where Ed. Crouse lives; 
both Cong. 1854; 

m. 4, II, 1799, Mary Pierce, b. 6, 13, 1777; d. Solon, 

I, 15, i860; dau. of Ebenezer and Eunice (Loomis) Pierce. 


1. Mary, b. i, 5, 1800; d. Tw. 5, 23, 1884; m. 10, 23, 1843, Henry 
Reed, see. 

2. Mercia, b. 9, 24, 1801; d. 12, 14, 1881; m. 2, 10, 1845; Jotham 

3. Ebenezer Pierce, b. ii, 10, 1803; d. 2, 9, 1894; m. Feb. 1832, 
Lucy Yeomans. 

4. John Gordon, b. 12, 2, 1805; d. 4, 2, 1881; see below. 

5. Eunice, b. 10, 20, 1807; d. 3, 21, 1809. 

6. Jerusha Louisa, b. i, 20, 1810; d. ii, 14, 1818. 

7. Eunice, b. i, 28, 1812; d. 8, 23, 1825. 

8. Alexander Clark, b. 3, 10, 1814; see below. 

9. Harriet Lucia, b. 8, 6, 1816; d. 3, 24, 1905, Cong. 1880. 

10. Jerusha Louisa, b. 4, 22, 1821; d. Tw. 3, 18, 1900; Cong. 
1849; m. I, 12, 1865, Justus T. Herrick, see. 

Alexander Clark Stevens, son of above, b. 3, 10, 
1814; d. I, 17, 1892; 

m. 5, 27, 1847, Mary Phillips Barnard; they and his 
mother and Jerusha to Solon, 1858. 


Ashley, b. ab. 1848. 
Isaac, b. ab. 1852. 

Dr. John Gordon Stevens, b. 12, 2, 1805; d. 4, 2, 
1881; son of Dr. Isaac Stevens above; to Tw. fr. Nelson 
1846, buying the Leach place and later the place since 
owned by the Crouses; Cong. 1849 fr. Nelson, dis. 1864 to 

m. (i) 183 1, Isabel Wadsworth, dau. of Seth Wads- 
worth ; 

m. (2) 5, 23, 1843, Mary Amanda Wadsworth, b. 

II, 10, 1819; d. at Harmar 11, i, 1874. 


George Philander, b. ; d. in Ravenna; m. Harriet Hosmer 

of Aurora, now in Ravenna; he tea. Tw. Inst. 1855. 

John Francis; m. 5, 30, 1863, Delia Booth, b. 2, 23, 1840; d. 
3, 9, 1906; dau. of Philander Booth, see. 

474— Stevens Stocker 

Ruth Isabella; m. i, i, 1861, Brainard Spencer Higley, son of 
Joseph Higley, see; she teacher in Tw. Inst. 1859. 
Ann Miranda, b. 9, 8, 1853. 
Fannie Bell, d. 5, 3, 1854, age 3. 
Infant, d. 6, i, 1849. 

Samuel Stevens, where Mr. Lister lives; 
m. Jessie Gillie, sister of Robert and John Gillie; 

Rev. W. D. Stevens, Meth. pastor 1882. 

Cicero Belvina Stevens, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-9. 

Robert Stevenson; here about i88<5-£:; now at Stowe 

m. Nora Stroud, b. ab. 1857, now at Cuyahoga Falls. 
They adopted Daisy Bush who m. William H. Boose, see. 

B. Stewart; near Manly Leach's; to Mentor; son 
Albert Stewart, b. ab. 1826; drowned in pond at Leach's 
falls, 7, 29, 1849; flood washed out dam and it was never 

Charles O. Stimson, b. ab. 1828; here i860, 3 or4yrs., 
where Oscar Nichols lives; harness maker; 

m. Mary , b. ab. 1835. 

One child, Emma, who m. "Brick" Pomeroy as his 3rd wife. 

Adam Stingel, b. 4, 8, 1857, son of Jacob (1832-1906) 
and Razena (Zahner) Stingel; blacksmith; to Tw. 1898; 
both Cong. 1903; 

m. 9, 22, 1881, Ida May Wright, b. 10, 7, 1863, dau. of 
Benjamin Wright (1822-1873) ^nd Lucinda (Rager) Wright. 


Jacob Leroy, b. 4, 15, 1883; Cong. 1903; druggist; m. 5, 10, 1910, 
Helen Curtiss of Hudson; Cong. 1913. Adopted children, Russell, b. 
4, 6, 1914, and Leanora Ida, b. 3, 10, 1915. 

Charles Edwin, b. i, 2, 1887; d. i, 13, 1887. 

John Stocker, b. in Switz., 5, 28, 1874, son of John 
Stocker, b. 10, 28, 1841, and Marie (Abbuhl) Stocker, d. 
4, 12, 1888; married 1866 and to U. S. 1888; he lives with 
son in Tw. ; 


Stockham Streeter — 47g 

m. II, i6, 1898, Rosalie Aebi, b. 11, 11, 1876, inSwitz., 
dau. of Frederick and Magdalena (Balmoose) Aebi; she 
came 1880; Cong. 1913. 


Frieda Eliza, b. 9, 5, 1899; Cong. 1913. 

John Frederick, b. 9, 26, 1900; Cong. 1914. 

Homer Stuart, b. 12, 28, 1901. 

Ernest Charles, b, 7, 2, 1904. 

Lillian Corinne, b. 6, 10, 1915. 

Rev. Almon Stockham; Meth. pastor 1899. 

Samuel Stolifer; m. Jessie Hahn, dau. of Adam 
Hahn, see; four children; infant d. 6, 10, 1903, age 2; son 
aged 15 d. Jan. 1916. 

Oliver L. Stone, Meth. 1844. 

Elijah Storrs and wife, fr. Moriah, N. Y. ; both Cong. 
1840, dis. to Northfield 1840. 

Harriet Storrs, prob. dau. of above, Cong. 1840, dis. 

Betsy Ann Stowe, Meth. 1844. 

Mrs. Mary {^) Streeter, widow; fr. Aurora; lived 
where P. P. Evans lives; 

m. (i) Lane, of Streetsboro. 

m. (2) . 

Clara Streeter; d. in Oregon, 1914; m. Rev. Mr. 

Thompson, of Hudson. 

Joseph Streeter, d. 11, 18, 1841; Cong. 1832; 
m. 4, 9, 1833, Flora Mills, of Hudson; Cong. 1834, 
dis. to Hudson 1855; lived on Liberty St. 

Marcus Streeter; Cincinnati. 

Mary L. Streeter; Cong. 1867; to Fenton, Mich., 

Dr. Worthy Streeter, of Bedford, practiced much in 

Mrs. Streeter, b. ab. 1764; d. 10, 3, 1849. 

476— Streeter ^ Summers 

Mary Streeter; m. Timothy Johnson. 
Relationship of above Streeters not known. 

Clara A. Stroud; worked several yrs. for Mrs. Elam 
Bennett; Cong. 1879; m. William Wheeler, Bainbridge,0. 

Joseph Sturgis; to Tw. 1844; to CI. 1851; built 
present Celestia Wilcox house, one story, ab. 1846; 

m. 7, I, 1839, CoRiNTHiA Elden Baird, b. 7, 20, 1819; 
d. 9, 18, 1873 5 dau. of Robert Baird, see; one grandson was 
governor of West Virginia. 


Henry Clay, b. 11, 24, 1840; d. 4, 14, 1891; m. 8, 9, 1865, Louise 
Ferrel who d. 10, 3, 1912. 

John C., b. 7, 3, 1842; d. 8, 25, 1870; m. 8, 3, 1868, Lurinda Snow. 

Josephine T., b. Tw. 2, 7, 1845; d. 5, 7, 1879; ^- "» 18, 1866, 
William C. Walsh who d. 2, 22, 1873. 

Olive C, b. II, 25, 1846; m. E. L. Paisley; CI. 

The children's marriages and deaths were all in CI. 

Rev. a. G. Sturgis, Meth. pastor 1836. 

John Miles Sturtevant and wife, Mary (Morton); 
probably did not live in Tw. but in Munson. 


Sarah; lived at Apollos White's; went to Iowa; m. Moore. 

Mary Jane; lived at Anson White's and m. William White, son 
of Hanford, see. 

Susan; lived at Apollos White's; m. Moore; to Iowa. 

Amelia A., b. 1842; adopted by Elisha Lane; now in Hopkins, 
Mich.; m. 3, 13, 1861, Eli H. Page, who d. yrs ago; was in Civil War; 
worked in Tw. a few months at wagon making. 

Michael Sullivan, b. in Ireland ab. 1803 ; to America 
1850; here i860; near old mills; bought farm 1853; to 
Boston, O., 1865 and d. there, age over 80; 

m. Bridget Ryan, b. ab. 1825; d. 1889. 


James; m. Mary McGuire; 5chil.; Boston, O.; see Doyle's Cent. 
Hist., p. 835. 


Delia; Hudson. 

Lawrence; Boston, 0. 

Agnes; Hudson. 

Frank Stephen Summers, 25, b. 6, i860; where Charles 
Nichols lives; in Tw. ab. 2 yrs., 1904-6; now in Pomona, 


Sutton Taggaat — 477 

m. 5, 26, 1881, Affa Adelle Donaldson, b. 3, 25, 1862. 



Ethel Catherine, b. 4, 7, 1882; m. 10, 6, 1901, William Edward 
Twerell, see. 

Clarence Wesley Sutton, b. 5, 4, 1870; Cornell 
University 1900; teacher; bought Leonard farm mile south 
of village and lives on it in summer since 1915; CL; 

m. 9, I, 1903, Florence May Tupper, b. 8, 10, 1879, 
in Genoa, N. Y.; Cortland, N. Y., Normal School; teacher 
3 yrs. 


Dorothy Elizabeth, b. 12, 6, 1904. 

Edward Henry, b. 10, 5, 1906. 

George B. Sweet, b. 3, 11, 1864; d. 3, 3, 1907, So. 
Haven, Mich.; 

m. 1 1, 3, 1882, Mary Antoinette Cook, b. 9, 22, 1864. 
They had Floyd D., b. 10, 14, 1884; Ella Pearl, b. 5, 6, 1889, 
and Chrystal, b. 9, 10, 1891, of Bedford. Mrs. Sweet and 
dau., Ella, have lived several yrs. at Austin Herrick's. 

John and Sarah Swemm, Bapt. 1841. 

Rev. a. Wilmer Swengel, pastor of Cong, chh.. May 
1895-N0V. 1898; ordained 1886; now in business In Harrls- 
burg. Pa.; 

m. Sara LaRue. 

They had Hope LaRue; Cong. 

C. Alice LaRue, a sister of Mrs. Swengel, was In the 
family six months. 

Harry L. Swift; m. Ada Barker. 

William Swisshelm, teacher In Tw. Inst. 1847-8. 


Rev. J. H. Tagg, Meth. pastor 1845 and 1882. 

Alexander Taggart, b. and d. In Ireland; to U. S. 
and returned:- 

478— Taylor Taylor 

m. Jane McCormick, b. in Ireland ii, 15, 1845; In 
Tw. over 44 yrs.; she m. (2) Frederick William Dierckman, 

Margaret Jane,b. ab. 1865; m. (i) 5, 31, 1883, Hiram G. Beardsley, 
see; m. (2) Fred Becker of Aurora; 7 yrs. on Almon J. Brown's farm. 
Thomas, b. ab. 1867; m. Mary Clark, 3 chil.; CI. 
William, b. ab. 1870; d. June, 1892, age 22. 

Amos Cook Taylor, b. ab. 1786; d. Tw. 10, i, 1828; to 
Tw. July, 1 8 17, one of first settlers; here 1820; 

m. 1 8 19, Ann Clark, dau. of Leverett Clark, see; 
Cong. 1 83 1. 


Timothy, b. 1821; d. Sept. 1882; Meth.; lived in Macedonia; m. 
Harriet Carver, b. 1821 ; Meth.; dau. of Bernice Carver, see. She m. (2) 
David Grant, see. Their dau., Arvilla Taylor, m. 1862, Clark Benjamin 
Bishop, father of George T. Bishop, of Northfield. Arvilla was b. 1844, 
Ann in 1846 and Burke ab. 1850. 

Leverett Clark, b. 1823; went south and not heard from after 
Civil War. 

Julia Annette, b. ab. 1826; m. Lester Upson, son of Asa Upson; to 

Susan Merwin, b. ab. 1827; m. William Barton Price, see. 

All the children bap. 2, 17, 183 1. 


I. Samuel Taylor; to New Eng. 1666; Hadley, 

II. Samuel Taylor, 171 3-1 804; pioneer in Pittsiield, 
Mass., 1752; 5 sons, all in Rev. War. 

III. Samuel Taylor, 1764-1813; to Middleiield, 
Mass., 1770; one of 36 families to Aurora 1807, 45 days on 
road, via Harrisburg and Pittsburg, Pa. ; in Rev. War at 16; 

m., 1789, Sarah Jagger, 1767-1853. 

IV. Royal Taylor, b. Middlefield, Mass., 9, i, 1800; 
d. Ravenna 11, 20, 1892, age 92; as boy worked in woods, 
brickyard, etc., to help support mother and her family; at 
16 bought land in Solon and sold at loss in 1820; taught 
school; learned printer's trade; studied law 2 yrs.; to Tw. 
between 1825-34; on Liberty St.; after 2nd m. lived in house 
back of the bank, then on Hudson road; helped open cheese 
trade with the South; in charge of bankrupt concerns after 

Taylor Taylor — 479 

panic of 1837; at Chagrin Falls; had care of about a half 
million acres in Ohio and elsewhere; traveled much; state 
commissioner of Blind Asylum; in Cuyahoga Co. 1842-68 
after leaving Tw.; promoter and agent for CI. & Mahoning 
R. R.; helped form Free Soil party, 1848; Republican; 
appointed by Gov. Todd to guard interests of soldiers; 
handled over ^2,000,000 for soldiers, widows and orphans ; in 
Columbus nearly 3 yrs, as commissioner on military claims 
strong temperance man; to Ravenna 1868 and d. there. 

m. (i) 3, 29, 1826, Rebecca Saunders, of Ky., b. 11,3, 
1799; d. 8, 22, 1836. 

m. (2) 3, 27, 1837, Sarah Ann Richardson, b. 12, 9, 
1813; d. 4, 25, 1865; dau. of Capt. Daniel Richardson, see, 

m. (3) 8, 28, 1866, Mrs. Annette (Waterman) Hatch, 
1816-1893; Meth. 

Children By First Wife 

1. Samuel Saunders, b. 12, 27, 1827; d. in 111. i, 3, 1881; m. 
II, 30, 1848, Emily D. Kent. 

2. Worthy Sulpicious, b. 3, 9, 1831 ; killed in Civil War, 7, 14, 1863; 
m. 10, 15, 1859, Elizabeth Barnes. 

3. Royal Squire, b. 11, 25, 1832; d. ii, 18, 1833. 

4. Mary Melinda, b. 9, 18, 1834; d. 12, 13, 1913; unm. 

5. Rebecca Annette, b. 8, 22, 1836; d. 10, 14, 1838. 

By Second Wife 

6. Daniel Richardson, b. 3, 28, 1838; real estate many yrs. in CI.; 

7. James Royal, b. 7, 4, 1841; d. 4, 5, 1876; unm. 

8. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 6, 24, 1843; d. 5, 30, 1890; m. 4, 27, 1868, 
James R. Reniff. 

9. William Gideon, b. ii, 18, 1845; m. 2, 20, 1879, Belle Ferre; 
CI.; both Meth. 

10. Annette Susan, b. 8, 3, 1850; m. 4, 7, 1869, Charles N. Har- 
rington; Chicago. 

11. Charles Arthur, b. 3, 25, 1854; d. 9, 10, 1855. 

12. Ellen Estelle, b. 10, 19, 1859; unm.; teacher in CI. 

Thomas Taylor, in Eng. 

I. William Taylor, b. 1609; to New Eng. before 

II. Samuel Taylor, 1651-1711; Wethersfield, Ct. 

III. John Taylor, 1688-1761; m. Elizabeth Bailey; 
13 chil. 

48o^Taylor Taylor 

IV. William Taylor, i 722-1 777; m. Ruth (Rich) 


V. William Taylor, 1757-1835; in Rev. War.; m. 
Abigail Case. 

VI. Hector Taylor, 1799-1874; fr. Ct. to Ohio 1826; 
to Tw. 1832; merchant many yrs.; in Mr. Ink's store when 
it stood just west of Ed. Grouse's tin shop; lived where Bert 
Tucker lives; postmaster; Cong. 1838, dis. to E. CI. 1870; 
descended also fr. Elder William Brewster; 

m. 9, 4, 1822, Polly Ann Carter, b. 8, 24, 1804, in 
Bristol, Ct. ; d. 11, 16, 1867; dau. of Noah Andrews Carter, 
see; she 7th gen. fr. Elder William Brewster; Cong. 1840. 


Anna, b. II, 9, 1834; d. 6, 23, 1906; m. Andrew J. Foster, b. 10, 18, 
1833; d. 10, 25, 1896. 

Virgil Corydon, b. Tw. 8, 4, 1838; see below. 

Katherine, b. Tw. i, 17, 1845; d. BuflFalo, N. Y., 7, 16, 1915; an 
invalid 15 yrs. or more; m. i, 25, 1872, John Lockwood Romer, of Buf- 
falo, b. 12, 16, 1845. They had Ray T., Mrs. Charles C. Albertson and 
Mrs. Harold H. Baker. 

Virgil Corydon Taylor, son of Hector above; b. 
Tw. 8, 4, 1838; clerked in father's store inTw.; Lieut, in 
84th O. V. I. in Civil War; to CI. 1870; in real estate busi- 
ness many years; 

m. 6, 23, 1863, Margaret M. Sackett, i 838-1908; 
dau. of Alexander and Harriet Sackett. 

Children, Born in Cleveland 

Harriet Ellen, b. 12, 25, 1864; m. Dr. Frank E. Bunts. 

Katherine Isabelle, b. 2, 3, 1866; m. (i) 1888, L. Dudley Dodge; 
m. (2) R. O. Carter. 

Alexander Sackett, b. 4, 3, 1869; m. 1894, Clara T. Law and had 
Virgil Corydon, Jr. 

Grace Margaret, b. 9, 6, 1872; m. John Buxton Cochran. 

Salmon A, Taylor; one of seceders fr. Cong. chh. 
1834; both Cong. 1834; 

m Sarah Ann who d. 4, 25, 1865, aged 52. 


Emma Eliza, b. ab. 1828; m. Beman. 

Dau. b. and d. 8, 2, 1835. 
Brainerd Storrs, bap. 10, i, 1837. 

Edward C. Taylor, Cong. 1849, dis. to Parma 1849. 


Taylor Thompson— 481 

Jane Taylor, Meth. before 1841. 

William Henry Taylor, b. Eng. ; to U. S. ab. 1887; 
in CI. many yrs., working in steel mills; to Tw. 1903 on 
North St.; both Meth. 1903; 

m. (i) Clara whod. inNewburg, ab. 1894. 

m. (2) 8, 5, 1895, Mrs. Amelia (Edwards), wid. of 
David Phillips of Newburg; she b. 4, 29, 185 1, in Eng.; to 
U. S. ab. i860. 

Mary Temple, b. ab. 1879; d. 2, 9, 1910; Cong. 1909; 
cousin of Rev. Mr. Blackmer's wife and brought up by her 

Mrs. Emily Jane Thayer, b. 7, 29, 1856; dau. of 
Richards; dressmaker; in Tw. several yrs. with her 

— ^ — J 

dau., Mrs. Frank J. Bramley, see. 

Proctor Thayer, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

David Thomas, b. ab. 1810; d. 10, 21, 1842; son of 
John Thomas of Streetsboro; lived in present Jayne house 
when it stood where Mrs. Martha Hanchett Cross lives; 
wood chopper; bro. of Osman Thomas, father of Mrs. 
George L. Andrews; 

m. MiLLicENT Bissell of Aurora; Cong. 1835. 


Orlin B., b. Tw. 8, 26, 1838; d. Lamoni, la.; Tw. Inst. 1848; Cong. 
1851, dis. to Rantoul, 111., 1858; a Mormon elder in Ohio, W. Va., la., 
Mo., Colo., and Nebr.; m. (i) 1864, Carlie Church; m. (2) 1855, Mary 
Moffet; 7 chil. 

David, b. Tw. ab. 1843; m. in 111. 

Millicent; d. in Rantoul, 111.; m. (2) James Herrick, see. 

Alfred G. Thompson; renter on different farms. 

Erwin Thompson; farmer; found dead, 12, 8, 1875, on 
cold night near spring on Macedonia road; had fallen under 
horses' feet; 

m. (i) Jerusha Turner, b. 1831; d. 7, 15, 1853; dau. 
of Rev. Charles A. Turner, see; 

m. (2) Emeline N.Turner, sister of above, b. 1827; d. 
3, 25, 1916, at Macedonia. 

482 — ^Thompson Thompson 

Jennie, d. 9, 22, 1854, age 22 mo.; his child. 
Perhaps also Lillie who attended school in Dist. No. 7 
in 1871, and William Burke, b. ab. 1864. 

Who were George C. Thompson, b. ab. 1840, and in 
Civil War; Sarah E. Thompson, b. ab. 1845; Frances 
Thompson, b. ab. 1849; and Mary E. Thompson, b. ab. 
1 861 } Names found in register of Dist. No. 7. 

Rev. James R. Thompson, b. Bainbridge, 12, 20, 1833; 
Hiram Col.; pastor at Chester Cross Roads iy}4 yrs.; 
pastor of Bapt. chh. Tw. 1878-84; LaGrange 4 yrs.; then 
Chester again 5 yrs.; then 19 yrs. in Tenn.; now in CI. 
Home for Bapt. Ministers and Widows; 

m. (i) Delia Turner, of Hiram, b. 183 1; d. 1897; 
studied in Oberlin; 

m. (2) Laura A. Elder, d. 3, 22, 1916, age 74. 
Children, By First Wife 

Zella Judy, b. 8, i, 1864; m. 1884, William Mitchell, now of Chester 

James Bert, b. June, 1874; ^' Anna ; Ashland. 

Joel W. Thompson, here in 1820; lived on O. Appleby 
place, where Frank Scoutten lives now; in 1821 had dis- 
tillery; whisky carried away in gallon bottles; soon dis- 
continued for want of rye and no distillery in township since 
then; he and w. Cong. 1828; seceder 1834; dis. to west 

m. Emiley Mills, of Hudson. 


1. Gideon M., b. ab. 1817; drowned 8, 18, 1834. 

2. Laura Ann, b. ab. 1819; Cong. 1834, dis. to west 1840. 

3. Harriet, b, ab. 1821; Cong. 1834, dis. to west 1840. 

4. Augustus, b. ab. 1823. 

5. Abraham, b. ab. 1826. 

6. Joel, b. 12, 2, i8c8; d. 5, 28, 1835. 

7. Emily Florilla, b. ab. 183 1. 

8. Edwin, bap. 10, 28, 1836. 

9. Edward, bap. 10, 28, 1836, twin of above. 
10. Joel Mills, bap. Aug. 1838. 

The first 5 were bap. 8, 24, 1828. 

Mrs. Thompson, b. ab. 1805; d. 6, 23, 1880, age 75. 

Gideon and John L. Thompson cleared land 1818-20 
at ^40 per acre for clearing, chopping and fencing; they 
cleared the park. 

Thompson Tift— 483 

John Lester Thompson, b. Bridgport, Ct., 1801; d. 
Feb., 1829; lived on Liberty St.; 

m. I, 10, 1821, Hetty Ann Post, b. 10, 5, 1801; d. 
9, 6, 1859; dau. of Joshua Post, see. She m. (2) 1833, Jonas 
Weatherby, see, and m. (3) Daniel Pratt. 


Eli, b. 9, 30, 1823; see below. 

William, b. 5, 29, 1826; d, 8, 10, 1879, in Ct.; here i860; to 
Bridgport, Ct., ab. 1842; m. and d. there; m. 12, 15, 1852, Laura 
Nichols; nochil.; heMeth. 1843. 

John Lester, b. 8, 24, 1829; see below. 

Eli Thompson, son of John L. above; b. 9, 30, 1823; 
killed on the Sultana near Memphis 1865, returning from 
the war; here i860; stonemason; where Mrs. Lillie Nichols 
lives; Meth. 1843; 

m. I, 12, 1846, Mary Amanda Emmons, b. ab. 1831; d 
2, 20, 1867. 


Ella; m. John Place, Seattle, Wash. 

Anna, b. 1852; d. 7, 26, 1854. 

Alice; m. Hollinger; Bowling Green. 

Frances; m. Charles Pope; Findlay. 

John Lester Thompson, Jr., bro. of above, b. 8, 24, 
1829; lives now in Aurora; 

m. 3, 29, 1850, Betsy Riley, b. 11, 24, 1829; d. 3, 22, 

Harry R.; m.; CI. 

Charles C; m.; Youngstown; d. 8, 27, 1916. 
Hettie Ann, d. y. 
Edmund W.; Aurora. 

Warren (.?) Thorp, b. ab. 1863; d. i, i, 1912; farmer 
where John Stocker lives, from Mayfield; 4 chiL; wife m. 
(2) and now at Chagrin Falls (.^). 

Joseph Tift, b. ab. 1772; d. 11, 16, 1852, age 80; lived 
where S. D. Leech lives; wife's name not known. 


Sally Tift, b. ab. 1800; d. 5, 16, 1877; unm.; lived with bro. 
Albert; Bapt. 1847. 

Albert, b. ab. 1806; d. 11, 11, 1871; fr. Mass.; unm. 

Dennis, d. in Hopkins, Mich.; unm. 

Charles, b. ab. 1819; d. i, 10, 1858; unm.; Bapt. 1847. 

484— Tiffany Tucker 

Mr. Tiffany; infant of d. 2, 11, 1849, age 8 mo. 

Almon Tinker; harness maker; shop south of Bishop's 
store; to Jackson, Mich.; 

m. Susan Southworth, dau. of WiUiam W. South- 
worth, see; Cong. 1834. 

They had several children — Abernathy (.?), Ella, Mina, 
David, etc. 


m. 1900, Nellie Furst, b. 1880, dau. of Jacob Furst, 
see; div. 1913. They had Gertrude Belle, b. 6, 9, 1905. 

Henry Treap, Cong. 1887. 

' Christian and Mary Treap, renters on Macedonia 
road; Cong. 1887, dis. to Akron, 1890. 

Rev. Joseph Treat, b. ab. 1784; d. Windham, 1841, 
leaving w. and 4 grown chil.; preached for First Cong. chh. 
a yr., after division of chh.; preached at Windham, 1816-26. 

Thomas G. Trenbath, b. ab. 1831; here i860; here 
only a few yrs.; root doctor; 

m. Louisa , b. ab. 183 1 ; no chil. 

Caroline Trowbridge, fr. Hudson; teacher in Tw. 
Inst. 1857-8. 

Orrin Tucker, b. 11, 11, 1796; d. 8, 4, 1866; son of 
Enoch and Anna (Parson) Tucker; came 1820; farmer; on 
Solon road, where Mrs. Bonner lives; in the great meteoric 
shower of 1833 he declined to join his neighbors in a prayer 
meeting, they supposing the end of the world had come, 
adding "When I see Venus start I'll come"; both Cong. 
1828; in War of 1812; See Bowen & Co's Hist, of Portage 
and Summit Cos., p. 925; 

m. 9, 22, 1820, Deborah Post, b. 4, 29, 1800; d. 4, 2, 
1861, dau. of Joshua Post, see. 


1. Joshua William, b. Northfield, 11, 5, 1822, (census says 1824); 
d. 10, 24, 191 2; m. 12, 17, 1848, Maria P. Gilbert. 

2. Erastus Miles, b. 10, 16, 1825; d. i, 31, 1910; m. 4, 11, 1850, 
Maria L. Lillie who d. 9, 16, 1912. 

3. Anna MoUie, b. 5, 17, 1827-8; d. 2, 26, 1899; m. 4, 2, 1848, 
Henry Lusk, see. 

Tucker Turner — 485 

4. Chloe Abigail, b. 8, 20, 1829; d. 12, 24, 1888; m. 12, i, 1853, 
Lycurgus Booth, see. 

5. Lafayette, b. 4, 29, 1832; d. 9, 14, 1916; m. 8, 30, 1857, 
Minerva Post, who d. 6, 26, 1886; dau. of Aden Post, see; 4 chil. 

6. Pliny H., b. 5, 17, 1836; d. 10, i, 1908; m. 2, 15, 1866, Lizzie 
Rice, who d. 11, 8, 1909; he in Civil War, 1862-5, ist Iowa cavalry. 

7. Aurelia Foot, b. 12, 22, 1839; d. 3, 5, 1906; m. 2, 4, 1862, 
Philander O. Baird, see. 

8. Aurelius H., b. 6, i, 1842; see below. 

AuRELius H. Tucker, b. 6, i, 1842; d. i, 21, 1907; 
3on of Orrin above; in Civil War, 177th O. V. I.; Meth., 

m. 12, 27, 1866, Amanda Melissa Crawford, b. 2, 22, 
1848, dau. of Alexander Crawford, see. Meth. 1877. 


Bert Grant, b. June, 1868; always lived in Tw.; contractor and 
carpenter; lives north of park; m. 9, 17, 1902, Nellie M. Post, b. 10, 18, 
1874; dau. of Franklin Post, see; no chil. 

Ora May, b. 7, i, 1875; ^- ^1 20, 1897, Albert Walcott Elliott, see. 

C. p. Tupper; m. Mary A. , b. ab. 1814; d. 

10, 22, 1856. 


I. Humphrey Turner, b. Eng., 1593; to Plymouth, 
1628, then to Scituate; m. Lydia Garner; eldest son was 

II. John Turner, b. Eng.; m. 11, 12, 1645, Mary 
Brewster, g'd. dau. of Elder William Brewster; one child 

III. EzEKiEL Turner, b. i, 7, 1651; m., 1678, 
Susannah Keeney; one son and 10 daughters; son was 

IV. EzEKiEL Turner; m., 1729, Boradil Denison. 

V. Amos Turner, b. 1744; m. 1770, Prudence 

VI. Stephen Turner. 

VII. Stephen Turner; m. Lucretia Wightman; 
eldest child was 

VIII. Rev. Charles Avery Turner, b. Groton, Ct., 
5, 20, 1796; d. Tw. 10, 5, 1874; Baptist minister; Groton, 
Ct., and Blandford, Mass.; bought land in Tw.; cleared it 

486— Turner Twerell 

and remained on it until death, on Macedonia road; he held 
services in homes and schoolhouses in Tw., Aurora, Streets- 
boro, Hudson, Northampton, Stowe and Boston; never had 
a salary; supported large family by farm and gave all his 
children a good education in Tw. Inst. ; 

m. 3, 8, 1818, in Groton, Ct., Mary Bailey, b. ab. 
1796-8; d. 7, 23, 1889, age 93. 


1. Joel, b. 1819; d. in Calif.; m. (i) Elizabeth Herrick, b. 3, 8, 
1823, dau. of Rufus Herrick; Cong. 1839; m. (2) Fidelia Bissell, b. 10, 8, 
1833; d. 2, 25, 1856; dau. of David Bissell, see; Joel and Elizabeth had 
Mary and James. 

2. Mary Ann, b. 3, 16, 1821; Bapt. 1838; m. Rev. Archibald 
Williams, Bapt. minister. 

3. Lucy, b. ab. 1823; Bapt. 1846; m. in Canada, Duling. 

4. Charles, b. 3, 2, 1825; see below. 

5. Emeline, b. ab. 1827; d. 3, 25, 1916; m. Erwin W. Thompson, 

6. Eunice, b. Blandford, Mass., 2, 28, 1830; m. 11, 18, 1852, 
Robert M. Thompson, of Hudson; she d. yrs. ago. 

7. Jerusha, b. ab. 1831-2; d. 7, 15, 1853; m. Erwin W. Thompson, 

8. Elisha, b. ab. 1834; alcalde (mayor.'') of Jackson, Calif, and shot 
ill court house while making political speech. 

9. Reuben, b. ab. 1836; d. 12, 13, 1852. 

10. Cordelia M., b. ab. 1839; d. 12, 19, 1863; teacher. 

11. Daniel W., b. ab. 1843; d. 6, 26, 1874; i^^ Civil War. 

12. James, b. ab. 1847; d. at age of 12 or 13. 

Permelia, b. ab. 183 1-2 and Mary E., b. ab. 1845. Who were they? 

Charles Turner, son of above, b. 3, 2, 1825; d. 7, 13, 
1880; lawyer; Tv7. Inst.; Col. of io8th HI. Inf.; Capt. of 
Co. B. to 8, 28, 1862; then Lieut. Col. to 3, 13, 1863; then 
Col. 7, 9, 1863; brevet Brig. Gen. 3, 26, 1865; judge of 
court of common pleas; teacher in Tw. Inst. 1847-8; 

m. 10, 20, 1853, Sarah E. Henry, b. 2, 8, 1830, dau. of 
Reuben I. Henry, see; she lives at Pekin, 111., 4 chil. 

Jane E. Turner, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1847-8. 

William C. Turner, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

William Weller Twerell, b. 6, 27, 1845, in Eng. ; d. 
9, 14, 191 1 ; to N. Y. with w. and 2 chil., Apr., 1870; then to 
CI.; to Tw. 7, 17, 1883, as superintendent of Emery's sand- 
mill; to Akron, 1907; 

TwERELL Tyson — ^487 

m. (i) In Eng. spring of 1865, Harriet Stevens, b. 
8,31, 1843; d. 9, 20, 1904; 

m. (2) 1906, Emma Royer. 

Children, By First Wife 

1. Ellen, b. 12, 27, 1865; m. 6, 19, 1895, George J. Lintern, of CI. 

2. Frances, b. 10, 22, 1867; m. 11,2, 1887, William Henry Bround 
of CI. 

3. William Edward, b. 11, 8, 1871; see below. 

4. Frank Steven, b. 9, 19, 1874; see below. 

5. Kate, b. 10, 14, 1876; m. i, 20, 1906, William Pearce, of CI. 

6. Albert James, b. 9, 17, 1879; unm., with Otis & Co., CI. 

7. Fred Thomas, b. 7, 18, 1882; bus. in CI.; m. 11, 28, 1907, 
Sarah L. Wilt, dau. of Luther and Ella L. (Lemmon) Wilt; she niece of 
Rev. C. H. Lemmon; lived in his family and that of Almon J. Brown; 
teacher; no chil.; Tw. H. S. 1901. 

8. Edson Lewis, b. in Tw. 5, 29, 1885 (the preceding 5 born in CI.); 
m. 4, 21, 1906, Ruby J. Pearce, he in Union Nat. Bank of CI. 

William Edward Twerell, b. CI., 11, 8, 1871; works 
insandmill; Cong. 

m. 10, 6, 1901, Ethel Catherine Summers, b. 4, 7, 
1882, dau. of Frank S. Summers, see; school teacher before 
marriage; Meth. 


Myrtle Ethel, b. i, 7, 1903; Meth. 1914. 

Harriet Adelle, b. 2, 18, 1905; Meth. 1914. 

Frank Stevens Twerell, b. CI. 9, 19, 1874; engineer 
atsandmill; Cong.; 

m. 3, 10, 1897, Cora May Holt, b. 10, 14, 1876; dau. 
of Howard C. Holt, see; Cong. 

Viola, b. 8, 15, 1903; Cong. 1916. 
Ola, b. 8, 16, 1907. 

John Edwards Tyson, b. 3, 5, 1808; d. July, 1883; fr. 
Penn. ab. 1830 and In early 30's settled on farm in s. w. part 
of Tw. ; 

m. 3, 26, 1841, Lucy Chamberlin, b. 5, 8, 1822; d. 
12, 24, 1902; dau. of William and Nancy Chamberlin, see. 


1. Charles S., b. 3, i, 1842; d. at Yale, la., 2, i, 1914; in iiSth 
O. V. I.; in Andersonville prison; on the Sultana when it blew up near 
Memphis, 4, 27, 1865; m. 7, 4, 1865, Ellen A. Woolcut, b. 5, 9, 1841; d. 
same day as he. 

2. John, b. 9, 16, 1843; d. 2, S, 1845. 

488— Tyson Upson 

3. Robert, b. 6, 28, 1845; d. i, 27, 1916; farmer and cattle dealer 
in s. w. part of Tw.; unm. 

4. Mary, b. 4, 24, 1847; d. 12, 23, 1866; m. Edward Whipple. 

5. George W., b, 8, 26, 1849; d. 6, 5, 1904; unm. 

6. Nancy, b. 5, 13, 1852; m. Lyman Post; Boston, O. 

7. Lucy, b. 6, 9, 1854; ni- Calvin Zigler; Newville, Pa. 

8. Ransom Josiah, b. 6, 8, 1856; see below. 

9. Lydia, b. 12, 5, 1859; unm. 

Ransom Josiah Tyson, son of John E. above; b. 6, 8, 
1856; farmer on his father's old place; township trustee; 

m. ID, 27, 1886, Etta Mary Dell, b. 8, 23, 1868, dau. 
of John Dell, see. 


John Dell, b. 8, 23, 1887; d. 8, 30, 1887. 

Vern Dell, b. 2, 2, 1890; m. 5, 7, 1914; Gertrude Shriver; Akron. 

Floyd King, b. 7, 17, 1896. 

Bessie Dewey, b. 4, 26 ,1898; d. 9, 23, 1898. 

Viola Theresa, b. 6, 23, 1901; d. 8, 26, 1901. 

Jay Lewellyn, b. 9, 29, 1903. 

Albert Tyson, in Civil War. 

Melissa Tyson, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1855. 


Solomon Upson, fr. Ct. ; d. bef. 1833; Meth.; 

m. , b. ab. 1774; d. 10, 30, 1856, age 82, 


Rebecca, b. ab. 1795; here in 1833; Meth. bef. 1841. 
Asa; see below. 
Nelson, b. ab. 1803, see below. 

Asa Upson, son of Solomon above; Capt. of Tw. mili- 
tary co.; religious meetings at his house in early days; both 
Meth.; log house back of where Guy Herrick lives; bought 
farm where Mr. Lister lives; to Warrensville; 

m. Chloe Carter, of Barkhampstead, Ct. 

Children (See Census of 1833) 
Charles Nelson, b. ab. 1819. 
Lester Thompson, b.ab. 1821. 
Carter Asa, b. ab. 1825. 
Saul, b. ab. 1827; d. i, 4, 1832. 
Chloe, b. ab. 1831. 

Upson Vail— 489 

Nelson Upson, b. ab. 1803; son of Solomon above; 
here i860; sold farm to Oscar Nichols 1865, on Bedford 
road; to Killingworth, Ct., 1860-6; to Hopkins, Mich.; 

m. HuLDAH Hull, of Killingworth, Ct., b. ab. 1804; 


Nelson Newell, b. 6, 10, 1827; d. 3, 9, 1911; see below. 

Julia Rebecca, b. Dec. 1828; teacher in Inst. 1847-8; m. Dexter 

Wesley, b. ab. 1830; Lieut, in 19th O. V. I.; to Mo. 

Albert, b. ab. 1831; Lieut, in 19th O. V. L; to Mo. 

Huldah, b. ab. 1833. 

Wilbur F.; to Hawk Point, Mo.; in 177th O. V. L 

Beverly; to Hawk Point, Mo.; "squirrel hunter" in 1862. 

Orville; in 177th O. V. L 

Augusta, b. ab. 1842; d. 2, 28, 1857. 

Nelson Newell Upson, son of Nelson above, b. 6, 10, 
1827; d. 3, 9, 1911; Tw. Inst. 1848; 

m. 10, 22, 1850, Olive Thankful Baird, b. 8, 9, 1830, 
dau. of Robert Hunter Baird, see. 

Nelson Newell, 1853-1912. 
Olive Belle, 1 856-1 881. 
Clara Augusta, b. 1858. 
Fred Philander, b. 1861. 


Edwin B. Vail, here 1820 and 1833; see census; living 
in Findlay, i860; d. ab. 1864; lived where Mrs. Betsey 
Clark lives; 

m. Hannah Post, b. 6, 13, 1803; d. in Hudson 3, 29, 
1883; dau. of Joshua Post, see. 


1. Mary, b. ab. 1824. 

2. Harriet, b. i, 24, 1828; d. 2, 8, 1896; m. Cyrus Brower. 

3. Cyrus, b. ab. 1829; d. 7, 4, 1892. 

4. George Washington, b. ab. 1830; in Civil War; physician; m. 
Martha Weatherby; lives near Seattle, Wash. 

5. Alfred, b. ab. 183 1; in Civil War. 

6. Daughter, d. 8, 3, 1834, age 3 mo. 

7. Samuel, killed on picket duty in Civil War, 5, 27, 1864. 

8. Charles, b. 1847, only one living; Toledo. 

490— Vail Vaughn 

Homer Gaylord Vail, bro. of above; d. in Northfield 
ab. 1882; here 1820 and many yrs.; stone mason; Cong. 
1831, dis. to Hudson 1857; see census of 1833; 

m. (i) Ann Clark, b. ab. 1799; d. 11, 20, 1856; dau. 
by first hus. of Mrs. Aaron Post and sister of Ezra Clark; 
Cong. 1829. 

m. (2) ab. 1856, Mrs. Sarah Cash of Hudson. 

Children, By First Wife 

Julius, or Julian, Smith, b. ab. 1824. 

Julia Electa, b. ab. 1827. 

Cayrillius ("Chill"), b. 12, 9, 1833; d. 10, 13, 1895; here i860; 
terribly wounded in Civil War; m. 11, 25, 1855, Maria Carpenter, b. 
I, 30, 1841; left Tw. soon after marriage; Macedonia; see Hist, of 
Portage and Summit Co., p. 931, 

Samuel Vail, bro. of Edwin and Homer above; here 
1820; d. 1842; appointed justice of peace fall of 1819; lived 
on Hudson road; Cong.; 

m. (i) Lois , b. ab. 1776; d. 4, 18, 1834, from 

bone in throat; both Cong., dis to Hancock Co., 1828; 

m. (2) Mrs. Taylor, of Tw. 


Homer and Edwin. 

Mrs. Vales, wid.; on Leslie farm, Young's road, 
1915-16; to CI.; had Frank, James, a twin of James, and 

Rev. James William VanKirk, b. 2, 27, 1858, son of 
Benjamin F. and Elizabeth VanKirk; pastor of Meth. 
chh., Sept., 1894-96; inventor of peace flag for the world ; 

m. Lizzie M. Mowles, dau. of Jacob and Lovina 


Earl O.; m. Alma L. Hayes. 

Orpha W.; m. Oliver Johnson. 

Lucinda Van Waggoner, Bapt. 1840. 

Edward Thomas Vaughn, b. Eng., 1878; to Tw. fr. 
Eng., 1907, wife coming 1908; farmer; on Hudson road; 
son of William and Aliza R. (Pierce) Vaughn; 

m. 1904, Annie Briggs, b. Eng., 1882; dau. of Richard 
and Jane (Jones) Briggs. 

Verclas Wagner— 491 

Alice Annie, b. Eng., 1905. 
Nora Evelyn, b. Eng., 1907. 
Edward, b. Tw., 1909. 
John Charles, b. Tw., 1910. 
Ernest, b. Tw., 191 2. 
Thomas Henry, b. Tw., 1913. 

Frederick L. P. Verclas; teacher In Tw. Inst. 1845-9. 

Charles A. Viers, b. Northfield, 1847; son of Charles 
Viers; lived in No. Hudson, and in Tw. on the Wm. Adams* 
place; now in Akron; 

m. ab. 1871, Caroline Eleanor Douds, b. 1854; d. 
I, 18, 1914; dau. of Wm. John Douds, see. 


1. Anna Linda, b. 12, 8, 1871; m. (i) Charles A. Nichols; m. (2) 
William Kepler. 

2. Lillian Adele, b. 10, 20, 1873; m. (i) Pinell Drake; m. (2) John 

3. Mary Samantha, b. 4, 5, 1875; m. (i) James McMillan; m. (2) 
Dale Braden. 

4. John Douds, b. i, 9, 1877; m. Althisla Whephan. 

5. Charles Leroy, b. 8, 4, 1878; d. 3, 19, 1881. 

6. Caroline Edith, b. 9, 12, 1880; m. Fred Ritzman. 

7. George Depew, b. 2, 3, 1883 ; m. Sept. 1905, Gertrude A. Doan, 
see below. 

8. Raymond Everett, b. 9, 14, 1885; m. Josephine Lye. 

9. Paul Leander, b. 11, 22, 1887; m. Edith Rodgers and Mattie 

10. Laura Elida, b. 9, 27, 1890; m. George Stark. 

11. Another died at birth. 

George Depew Viers, b. 2, 3, 1883; Akron; 
m. 9, 27, 1905, Gertrude Azula Doan, dau. of Ansel 
Doan, see; b. 12, 25, 1883. 

Vida Victoria, b. i, 4, 1907. 
Florence Vila, b. 4, 22, 1909. 
Glenn Raymond, b. 5, 26, 1911. 


Miranda Wadsworth, Cong. 1849; fr. Windham. 

Charles Jacob Wagner, son of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Fontius) Wagner of CI., b. 12, 8, 1861 ; to Tw. on Bedford 

492 — Wagner Wall 

road, 1914; manufacturer of awnings and tents; studied in 
CI. H. S., Tw. Inst, and Brooks Military School; 

m. 9, 9, 1890, Etta May Clark, dau. of Elmore W. 
Clark, see; b. 5, 31, 1864; studied in Tw. Inst., Buchtel 
Col. and Ada Normal School. 

Gladys Marie, b. 9, 3, 1891. 

Elizabeth Clark, b. i, 29, 1893, student in College for Women, CI., 
class of 191 7. 

Mattie Wagner, lived in Mr. Carter's family, Meth. 

Seth a. Wait, b. ab. 1826; d. i, 22, 1915, at Chagrin 
Falls; in 177th O. V. I.; Cong. 1900, joining while living 
with daughter, Mrs. Horace Barber, Jr., on Daniel's place. 

Nelson D. Waite, b. 12, 15, 1864, son of Benjamin K. 
and Maria L. (Darby) Waite; 

m. Alice May Dell, b. 11, 13, 1866, dau. of John Dell, 
see; lives in s. w. part of town. 

Jessie June, b. 6, 11, 1888. 
Warren Dell, b. 6, 17, 1892. 
Dell Benjamin, b. 10, 28, 1897. 
Dorothy Evalyn, b. 11, 29, 1903. 

Mrs. Frank Wait, b. ab. 1852; d. 9, 13, 1874. 

Obadiah Waite, painter; in village and on Liberty St.; 
to Mich, and died; 

m. Carpenter, dau. of Aaron and Tirzah 

Carpenter and sister of Mrs. Philo Post. 


Warren, b. ab. 1844; in Civil War; d. 

Newton, b. ab. 1848; in Civil War at early age; soldiers' home in 

A son, b. ab. 1853; d. 9, 17, 1858. 

A son, b. ab. 1851; d. 3, 22, 1856. 

Henry C, b. ab. 1849; in Civil War; Bedford. 



George Morris Wall, 12, 19, 1865, in CI., son of 
George William Wall, b. Eng., 12, 20, 1832, and Elizabeth 
(Morris) Wall, b. CI., 4, 17, 1847; d. i, 29, 1908; bookkeeper 
in powder mill; lives on Solon road; 

Wallace Walton — 493 

m. 5, II, 1892, Lottie Philena Mills, b. i, 28, 1869, 
dau. of Gideon Hays Mills, see; both Cong. 1906. 


Adelbert Mills, b. 11, 5, 1894; Cong. 1908, in Mt, Union Col.; 
Tw. H. S. 1914. 

Marion Elizabeth, b. 2, 18, 1896; Cong. 1908; in Normal School at 
Kent; Tw. H. S. 1914; teacher in Tw. schools. 

George Gideon, b. 10, 20, 1898; Cong. [913. 

All 3 b. in Wilmington, Del. 

J. Charles Wallace, b. ab. 1853; in Dist. 2, 1865-6. 

Rev. Alfred Walls, pastor of Meth. chh. several yrs. 
preceding Sept. 191 2; unm. 

Rev. William G. Walters, of CI., pastor of Meth. 
chh. 1915-16. 

William Henry Walton, b. Bedford, 12, 29, 1843; 
now in Bedford; to Tw. ab. 1885 and lived where his son, 
George now lives on Bedford road; farmer; 

m. 12, 25, 1868, Mary Laing, b. 7, 25, 1848, 13th child 
of James and Betsy (White) Laing, fr. Scotland 1850; going 
west fr. Buffalo they would not take a Sunday night boat, 
the Griffith; it burned and all lost but one. 


George Bertram, b. 9, 19, 1869; see below. 

Lillie Grace, b. 12, 22, 1875; d. 3, 19, 1898; Cong. 1891; m. 11, 10, 
1897, Louis Golling; she one of first graduates of Tw. H. S., 1895; 

George Bertram Walton, b. 9, 19, 1869; Cong. 1891 ; 
farmer on Bedford road; member of school board; 

m. 5, 8, 1895, Nellie Crouse, b. 12, 2, 1873, dau. of 
Edward Crouse, see; Cong. 1885. 


Ina Blanche, b. 3, 20, 1896; Tw. H. S. 1913; Kent Normal School; 
teacher; Cong. 1913. 

Harold Edward, b. 7, 26, 1897; Tw. H. S., 1915; Oberlin Col. and 
Denison Uni. 

Lillie Margaret, b. i, 10, 1899; Cong. 1913; Tw. H. S. 1916; 
Oberlin Col. 

Florence Elizabeth, b. i, 17, 1905. 

494~Ward Webster 

Rev. Ebenezer Ward, preached for First Cong, chh., 
1839, during division; farmed also as chh. could not pay 
much salary; to Solon; many yrs. in Streetsboro; had 
quite a family; son, John Barney, lived yrs. in Solon and d. 
I, 13, 1916; also son, Charles, and dau., Julia Ann Ward, 
Cong. 1838. 

Lillian Washburn, Cong. 1887; to Akron, 1888. 

Alonzo Watkins, Meth. 1843. 

James Watson, son of Noble and Margaret Watson, 
of Solon; Liberty St.; now in Solon; 

m. (i) Annie Aiken; 

m. (2) 2, 12, 1901, LuRA Eldora Fisher, b. 11, 5, 1876, 
dau. of George W. and Esther A. (Cox) Fisher, see. 

Children By First Wife 
Glenn Jay, b. 8, 5, 1892; d. 3, 25, 1911, killed on cars. 

By Second Wife 
Leonard Wayne, b. 3, 5, 1909. 

Mrs. Wattams, b. ab. 18 10; d. 6, 29, 1867. 

Jonas Weatherby, fr. Bennington, Vt.; on Liberty 
St. near Lee Bennett place; blacksmith shop near cheese 
factory; great character on Liberty St.; to Burton ab. 1846 
and d. there; wid. then to Tw. and then to Bridgeport, Ct., 
and remarried; 

m. 1833, Mrs. Hetty Ann (Post), wid. of John L. 

Martha; m. Dr. George W. Vail, see. 
Charles; killed in war near its close. 
Mary; now in Bridgeport, Ct. 

Paul Webster, b. ; d. before 11, 2, 1855; made 

will 8, 26, 1854; where Abner Lane now lives; owned canal 

m. Julia Ann Porter, b. ab. 1821; d. 11, 5, 1868. She 
m. (2) Alexander Hamilton Wilcox, see. 

Weeks Wells— 495 


Mary A.; m. 5, 20, 1873, F. M. Wilcox, son of Alexander H. Wil- 
cox, see. 

Martha Frances; m. before 5, 20, 1873, Charles Bailey. 

Harriet E.; m. 6, 4, 1866, P. Sherwood Wilcox, son of Alexander 
H. Wilcox, see. 

Charles D.; in Civil War and shot in right eye; m. Jessie Goddard; 
to Elk Rapids, Mich. 

Edwin P.; in Civil War; m,; d. 


Ellen A. 

Theodore and Addison Weeks, farmers 2 yrs. last 
house on Hudson road. 

Darius Weeks, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1845-6. 

Philip Albert Wegman, b. 6, 21, 1868; killed in 
powder mill, 12, 10, 1909; lived one yr. 1905, where Bert 
Tucker lives, then Solon, Glen Willow and Tw.; 

m. 4, 18, 1890, Etta Goss, of Hiram; she m. (2) Mar- 
shall Calvin Cross, see. 


1. Ida May, b. 10, 20, 1891; d. 7, 26, 1896. 

2. Lena Viola, b. i, 16, 1893; Akron. 

3. Robert Jay, b. 6, i, 1895; d, 8, 4, 1896. 

4. Carrie Josephine, b. 3, 11, 1896; Chagrin Falls. 

5. Virginia Bell, b. 3, 15, 1898; m. 10, ii, 1915, Elmer Charles 
Losher, of Chagrin Falls. 

6. Ira Manuel, b. 9, 12, 1901. 

7. Thomas Orlo, b. 2, 10, 1905. 

8. Nellie, b. and d. 10, 9, 1908. 

Augustus Welch, Cong. 1834. 

Joseph Welch; in Civil War; first w. d. 9, 19, 1888, 
age 49; m. (2) Mrs. Snyder. His dau., Ida, m. (i) Henry 
Hope and m. (2) Joe Doubrava now of Canton; see. 

Rev. a. C. Welch, Meth. pastor 1887-8. 

Augustus Welch, Cong, 1834. 

Charles Welden, to Aurora. 

Mrs. Welden, d. 3, 28, 1865, age 23. 

Adelia Wells, Bapt. 1835. 

496 — Wells White 

John A. Wells; d. May, 1824; charter member of 
Cong. chh. 1822. 

Charles West, d, 3, 31, 1882, age 80; lived in Mace- 
donia, bur. in Tw.; Bapt. 1835; 

m. (i) Mary B. ; d. 2, 21, 1847, age 45. 

m. (2) Nancy ; d. 2, 4, 1879, age 75. 

Fannie West, 183 5-1908, a daughter of above? 

William John Westlake, b. Eng. 8, 10, 1865; to CI. 
with parents 1870; son of Emanuel Westlake; farmer on 
Liberty St.; to Tw. 1916; 

m. 9, 14, 191 2, Mrs. Augusta (Sahs) Pursch, wid. of 
Emil Pursch, by whom she had first six of following seven 


Edwin Pursch, b. 4, i, 1894; m.; CI. 
Carl Pursch, b. 11, 26, 1895; CI. 
Rudolph Pursch, b. 2, 24, 1899; CI. 
Helen A. Pursch, b. 2, 12, 1902. 
Arthur Pursch, b, 3, 5, 1904. 
Elmer Pursch, b. 3, 3, 1906. 

By Second Husband 
Richard Emanuel, b. 5, 15, 1913. 
All seven born in CI. 


I. Elder John White, to New Eng. 1632; d. I, 23, 
1684; one of first settlers of Cambridge and Hadley, Mass., 
and Hartford, Ct.; m. 12, 26, 1622, Mary Levet who d. 

II. Lieut. Daniel White, 1639 (.'*)-i7i3; m. 1661, 
Sarah Crow, 1647-17 19. 

III. Capt. Daniel White, 1671-1726; m. 1704, Ann 
BissELL, 1675-1709. 

IV. Capt. Elisha White, 1706-1778; m. 1732, Ann 

V. Dudley White, 1741-1811; m. Thankful Mur- 

White White — 497 

VI. William White, i 760-1 839; to Tw. Sept., 1821, 
fr. Killingworth, Ct., with 3 yoke of oxen and 3000 lbs. of 
goods; where O. O. Kelsey Hved; 

m. 1790, Juliana Pierson; d. 8, 16, 1836; Cong. 1822, 
a charter member. 


1. Child d. in infancy. 

2. Julia, b. 1795; d. 1821, on journey to Ohio. 

3. Hanford, 1 797-1 855; see below. 

4. Polly, 1 798-1 8 1 7. 

5. Fanny, b. 5, 19, 1801; d. 2, 28, 1874; m. James H. Kelsey, see. 

6. Philena, b. 8, 3, 1806; d. Tw. 4, 4, 1901, aged nearly 95; lived 
many yrs. in small house south of where George M. Wall lives on Solon 
road; Cong. 1834. 

7. William, b. 1808; d. 1821, on journey to Ohio. 

Bathsheba White, b. ab. 1767; d. i, 21, 1834, perhaps 
sister of William of Gen. VI. 

Hanford White, son of William above, b. Killing- 
worth, Ct., 7, 3, 1797; d. Tw. 4, 28, 1855; to Tw. Nov. 
1820, 600 miles on foot, 46 miles the last day; farmer where 
Lynn K. Chamberlin lives, also where George M. Wall 
lives; Cong.; 

m. (i) 1822, Hepzibah Pratt, who d. 10, 13, 1837- 
Cong. 1828; 

m. (2) 1838, Mary Herrick, b. ab. 1805; d. i, 27 
1879; Cong. 1849. 

Children By First Wife 

1. WilHam, b. 4, 30, 1823; d.; m. Mary Jane Sturtevant, see. 

2. Malvina Maria, b. i, 16, 1825. 

3. Heman Franklin, b. 3, 23, 1827; m. 1855, Jane Buskirk; to 
Hopkins, Mich. 

4. Chauncey, b. 4, 19, 1829; went west 1858. 

5. Catharine, b. 12, 22, 1830; m. 1858, James E. Parmelee of 
Hopkins, Mich.; Cong. 1855. 

6. James Harvey, b. 5, 9, 1833; to Hopkins, Mich. 

By Second Wife 

7. Elisha, b. 6, 29, 1839; d. 6, 19, 1865; m. 11, 8, 1864, Sarah 
Lane, dau. of Luman Lane, see; she m. (2) i, 22, 1868, Gideon H. Mills, 

Apollos White, b. ab. 1794; d. Tw. 4, 30, 1868; here 
i860, where Mr. Norris lives on Solon road; erected mills on 
Tinker's Creek and Icehouse road, and for many yrs. made 

498— White White 

and sold much lumber; his home a station on "underground 

m. Betsy (Eldridge?), b. ab. 1796; d. 10, 19, 1881; 

Bapt. 1838. 


Anson, b. 10, 3, 1817; d. Kent, 6, 7, 1896; cheesemaker on Liberty 
St. and elsewhere; m. (i) 4, 5, 1838, Roena Hanchett, b. ab. 1817; d. 
7, 24, 1869; dau. of Seth Hanchett; m. (2) 4, 4, 1871, Celia Davis of 
Akron, Ind., now of Kent. 

Harlow; to la., son Eugene d. 8, 11, 1854. 

Corintha, Bapt, 1838; m. Calvin Gilbert; Solon. 

Caroline Matilda; m. George Dresser, see. 

John William White, b. Canada, i860; to CI. 1891; 
to Tw. 1905; lives near depot; 

m. I, 19, 1882, Elizabeth Kellestine, b. 10, 12, i860; 

Meth.; Cong. 1914. 


Mary Elizabeth, b. 10, 20, 1883 ; m. 1902, Harvey White; Chardon. 

Mabel Maud, b. 1885; m. ab. 1905, William Meek, see; CI. 

William John, b. i, 12, 1890; m. Lena Harrison; he in U. S. Navy. 

James David, b. 9, 24, 1893; d. ab. 1897. 

Edith Dorothy, b. 7, 19, 1895; m. 191 2, Edmund Henry McCrary; 
near Mantua; she Meth. 

Jonathan White; see census of 1833; lived north end 
of Solon road; had Lester, b. ab. 1803. 

A Jonathan White d. i, 29, 1844, age 78. 

Jonathan White, lived where John T. Hempstead 
lives; a Mr. White d. 6, 27, 1882, age 72. 

m. Smith. 


Mary Parmelia, b. ab. 1826. 
Cynthia Oliva, b. ab. 1827. 
Benjamin Webster, b. ab. 1830. 
Jonathan Almon, b. ab. 1831. 

Paul White, lived on Icehouse road opposite Peter 
Murray's, also in village; see census of 1833; 



1. Alma Bathsheba, b. ab. 1818. 

2. Alfred, b. ab. 1823. 

3. Benjamin Franklin, b. ab. 1824. 

White Widmer — 499 

4. John, b. ab. 1825. 

5. Sabra, b. ab. 1828. 

6. Stephen, b. ab. 1830. 

7. Daniel, b. Mar. 1832. 

Emerson E. White, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1851; later 
state supt. of public instruction. 

Mary E. White, teacher in Tw. Inst. 185 1-2. 

Frederick William Wheeler; see census of 1833; 
son Western William, b. ab. 1818; Meth. 1877. 

Nancy Wheeler and dau., Elizabeth, to Tw., July, 

Hiram Wheeler; m. Mary Emiley Wilcox, dau. of 
Moses Wilcox; she as wid. d. 4, 30, 1830, aged 24. 

Rudolph Wheeler. 

Relationship of these Wheelers not known. 

Mrs. Whipple; d. Dec. 1866. 

James Whitehouse; Cong. 1836; 
m. Elizabeth , Cong. 1836. 

Wilson Whittacus ("Tony Ailing"), colored; to Tw. 
7, 7, 1 8 17; worked for Ethan Ailing. 

Gottlieb Widmer, Sen., and wife, Maggie; lived on 
Salmon Oviatt's place 1904-7; now in Wis.; had 7 chil., and 
others who d. y. 

Gottlieb Widmer, Jr., son of above, b. 2, 11, 1877, in 
Switzerland; to U. S. with parents, 1884; farmer; in Hud- 
son 12 yrs. and chil. born there; now on Cochrane farm, 
Solon road; 

m. 10, 12, 1901, Clara Luginbuhl, dau. of Albert and 
Rosa Luginbuhl, of Alliance, b. 3, 20, 1882, in Switz.; to 
U. S. with parents 1889. 


Carl Emil, b. 10, 20, 1905. 

Helen Margaret, b. 7, 15, 1907. 

Clarenrece Fderick, b. 10, 29, 191 2. 

500— Wiggins Wilcox 

James Henry Wiggins, b. 5, 7, 1850; here 12 or 13 
yrs. ; in Berea now ; lived on the George Stanley farm and on 
Gillie place; 

m. 8, 16, 1875, Hannah Nell Rayner, b. 8, 16, 1859. 


1. Loretta Mae, b. 2, 5, 1897; m. 2, 5, 1903, John Wesley Huff- 
man, see. 

2. Leslie Adelbert, b. 5, 5, 1879; d. 3, 16, 1888. 


I. William Wilcoxson, 1601-1652; to New Eng. 
1635; Concord, Mass.; to Stratford, Ct. ; m. Margaret, 
d. 1655. 

II. Joseph Wilcox, of Killingworth, Ct., 1638-1683; 
had bro., Nathaniel; m. Anna , 1659. 

III. Nathaniel Wilcox, b. 8, 29, 1668; m. 11, 21, 
1695, Hannah Lane; he had bro., John, whose son, Silas, 
had Josiah of Brecksville. 

IV. Nathaniel Wilcox, b. 7, 19, 1700; d. 1755; 
m. MiNDWELL , b. 1713; d. 10, 24, 1793. 

Mindwell, 1 736-1 807. 
John, 1738-44- 

Ebenezer, b. 3, 4, 1740; see below. 
Nathaniel, 1742-62. 
John, 1 744-1 824. 
Mabel, 1 746-1 809. 
Jerusha, 1755-1829. 
Joel, 1753 (?)-i776. 

V. Ebenezer Wilcox, son of Nathaniel above, b, 
3, 4, 1740; d. 12, 4, 1820; 

m. 5, 2, 1782, Mary Nettleton, b. 10, 30, 1743; d. 

3, 19, 1827. 

Nathaniel, b. 11, 3, 1783; see below. 
Mary, b. 12, 3, 1785. 

VI. Nathaniel Wilcox, son of Ebenezer above, b. 
II, 3, 1783; d. Tw. 9, I, 1853; fr. Conn, to Tw., 1831, 
accompanied by w. and 4 chil., g'd. mother Mann, Charlotte 
Mann, a niece of his w., Sarah Mann ("Aunt Sally") and 
John Mann; Cong. 1831; dea. 21 yrs.; led prayer meeting 


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502 — Wilcox Wilcox 

in North St. schoolhouse many yrs.; see census of 1833; 
lived where Mrs. Celestia Wilcox lives; 

m. 4, 17, 1813, Fanny Mann, b. 6, 13, 1790; d. Tw. 
8, 28, 1853; dau. of Elisha Mann (cousin of Horace Mann 
the educator) 1756-1834; m. 1789, Sarah Henderson, 1766- 
1850. Elisha Mann at Bunker Hill and through Rev. War. 
His son, John, 1794-1834, had Mary Charlotte, b. 1817; m. 
3, 2, 1842, Julius Lane. 


John, b. 3, 21, 1814; see below. 

Frederick William, b. 2, 5, 1816; d. 10, 20, 1819. 

Mary Ann, b. 6, 20, 1818; d. i, 9, 1862; Cong. 1831. 

William, b. 10, 29, 1822; see below. 

Nathaniel Henderson, b. 3, i, 1825; d. i, 27, 1861; to Hopkins, 

Rev. John Wilcox, son of Nathaniel above, b. 3, 21, 
1814; d.4, 12, 1876; to Tw. with parents 1 831; Cong. 183 1, 
dis. 1843 to Wes. Res. Col.; 

m. 9, 24, 1845, Sarah Pamelia Spencer, dau. of Evan 
and Lucina (Bacon) Spencer, b. 5, 17, 1821; d. 6, 5, 1868. 

Eliza Mary, b. 7, 29, 1847; m. May, 1892, John McKee. 
Fannie Lucina, b. 4, 3, 1854; Oberlin Col. 1870-75; m. 8, 13, 1884, 
David Oliver Smith, see. 

William Wilcox, son of Nathaniel above, b. 10, 29, 
1822; d. 12, 4, 1881; lived in Thompson 10 yrs. after mar- 
riage; when parents d. he returned to Tw., 1858, and bought 
out heirs on Solon road one mile fr. center; his father lived 
on east side across fr. present house on west side, which was 
rebuilt in 1872. William kept Sunday closing cheese factory 
1867-78; dea. in Cong. chh. 20 yrs.; 

m. (i) 5, 6, 1847, Mary Lucina Spencer, b. ab. 1819; 
d. 2, 7, 1877; dau. of Enan and Lucina (Bacon) Spencer. 

m. (2) 3, 30, 1878, Celestia Eliza Buell, sister of 
Henry Martin Buell, see; b. 4, 22, 1840; to Tw. 1858; Tw. 
Inst.; taught on Solon road; living now on old place; 
donated water right for water works; no chil. by either wife. 


(See on previous page) 
I. William WiLCOxsoN, 1601-1652; m. Margaret — 

Wilcox Wilcox — 503 

II. Joseph Wilcox, 1638-1683; Killingworth, Ct.; 

m. Anna 

III. Dea. Joseph Wilcox, b. 1659; m. Hannah 
Kelsey. He was bro. of Nathaniel, ancestor of Dea. Wil- 
iam of Tw. 

IV. Capt. Abel Wilcox, b. 1701; m. Martha 

V. Dea. Abel Wilcox, b. 3, 14, 1732; in Rev. War.; 
m. Mary Hall. 

VI. Moses Wilcox, b. 5, 11, 1772; see below. 

Aaron Wilcox, b. 5, 11, 1772; see below. 

Moses Wilcox, son of Dea. Abel above; b. 5, 11, 1772; 
d. 9, 24, 1827; he and Aaron came 1812 and selected and 
purchased 1000 acres in north and northeasterly part of 
township; moved here 1823; lived back of present bank 
building; first postmaster, 1823, until death; Cong. chh. 
in Ct., 1802; 

m. HuLDAH Lord, b. 1778; d. 9, 6, 1854, whose sister 
Mabel m. Aaron Wilcox. 

I. Concurrance; m. Hezekiah Child. 
William Lord. 

Mary Emily, b. 1805; d. 4, 30, 1830; m. Hiram Wheeler. 
Cynthia; m. Henry Williams. 
Huldah, 1808-1865; m. Lewis Ailing, see. 
Rev. Ebenezer Hayden, b. ab. 1812; m. Arabella Proctor; 
183 1 ; seceder 1834; Oberlin Col. 1839; seminary 1842. 
Moses; d. 4, 11, 1864, age 52; m. Isabella Forsythe. 
Aaron, b. 1814; m. Eliza Jane Morley, see below. 
Phineas, b. ab. 1821; m. Augusta Smith. 


Aaron Wilcox, twin of Moses above, b. 5, 11, 1772; d. 
9, 25, 1827, within a few hours of his brother and of the same 
disease and bur. in the same grave; to Tw. 1823 ; lived north 
of park where Bert Tucker now lives; 

m. Mabel Lord, b. 1781 ; d. 9, 29, 1851 ; dau. of Capt. 
Martin Lord. 


1. Louise M., b. ab. 1806; d. 10, 20, 1834; Cong. 1833. 

2. Charles Lord, b. ab. 1808; Cong. 1834, dis. to west 1840. 

3. Horatius Nelson, b. ab. 1810; Bapt. 1832. 

504— Wilcox Wilcox 

4. Rev. Martin, b. ab. 1811; d. CI. 9, 27, 1851; seceder 1834; 
Oberlin Col. 1839, seminary 1842. 

5. Mabel E., b. ab. 1816; d. of measles while at school in St. 
Louis, 7, 8, 1835; Cong. 1831. 

6. Harriet Newell, b. 12, 8, 1817; d. 11, 8, 1859; m. 1837, Augus- 
tus Ellsworth, see. 

7. Fanny Woodbury, b. ab. 1821; d. 5, 24, 1844. 

Aaron Wilcox, b. 18 14, son of Moses above, who was 
son of Abel, a revolutionary soldier, who was son of Abel, of 
Kllllngworth, Conn.; 

m. Eliza Jane Morley, b. 1813, dau. of Thomas 
Morley, 1763, son of Thomas, 1724, son of Abel, 1689, son of 
Thomas, son of Abel, 1650. 


Sarah Jane, b. 1840; m. 9, 28, 1864, Peter Marshall Hitchcock, b. 
1839, at Painesville, and had Charles Wilcox, Reuben, a lawyer in CI., 
Lawrence, Harold Morley, also Peter Marshall and Harry who d. y. 
Mrs. Peter M. Hitchcock is living in CI. 

Alexander Hamilton Wilcox, b. 1811; d. 6, 14, 
1873; here i860; where Abner Lane lives; to Ashland ab. 
1870 or later; relationship to other Wilcox families not 
known; made scale boards; 

m. (i) Electa M. Tower, b. ab. 1812; d. 9, 25, 1855; 

m. (2) 1857, Mrs. Julia Ann (Porter) Webster, wid. 
of Paul Webster, see; b. 1824; d. Aug., 1868. 
Children By First Wife 

F. M.; m. before 5, 20, 1873, Mary Ann Webster, dau. of his 

Irving; d. y. 

Irving F., capt. in Civil War; shot in eye; d. in Dayton soldiers' 
home; m. Lissa Clark of Streetsboro. 

Sherwood, b. 1,8, 1846; d. 2, 9, 1908; m. 6, 4, 1866, Harriet E. 
Webster, dau. of his stepmother; she lives in Lakewood. 

Mary; m. Jack Preston, of CI. 

Julia, b. ab. 1849; Meth.; m. Jenkins. 

By Second Wife 

Alice Cornelia, b. 1858; m. 1881, Warren M. Holmes; Cherryvale, 

Delia Douglas, b. i860; d. 1894; m. 1883, Jesse North. 

Ida Jane, b. 1862; d. 1896; m. 1884, George Avery. 

Levi, b. 1864; d. 1884. 

Edwin Wilcox; m. Eliza Richardson, formerly of 

Wilde Wilson— 505 

John Wilde, Bapt. 1841. 

Austin Wilder, owned land here; Hudson; 
m. Lydia, dau. of William Chamberlin, see. 

John F. Willard, fr. Wethersfield, Ct.; Cong. 1830. 

Mrs. Amstead Willard, b. ab. 1808; w. of above .^ 

Harriet Thair Willard, b. ab. 1830. 

Rev. M. Williams, Meth. pastor 1863-4. 

Rev. S. D. Williams, Meth. pastor 1840. 

John Williams, cabinet maker; here i860. 

George Williams, adopted by Daniel Richardson; 
in Civil War. 

Laura Williams, teacher in Tw. Inst. 1854. 

Van Renselaer and Judy Ann Williams, Meth. 1845. 

Sidney Cyrus Williams, b. 1848; d. 2, 13, 1910; son 
of George and Maria M. Williams, who went to Mich.; 
farmer on Hudson road; 

m. Jennie Leighton, b. 12, 28, 1851; Meth.; d. i, 28, 
1910; dau. of George Leighton who came fr. Eng. to Hud- 
son, 1853; b. 1815; d. 1893, and m. Mary Berry, b. 1815; 
d. 1854. 


Gertrude Samantha, b. 10, 29, 1877; m. 6, 14, 1899, Verne Rosa 
Hempstead, see. 

Mamie Maria, b. 9, 18, 1879; m. 3, 23, 1898, Fred Miller, see. 

Ray George, b. 9, 15, 1881; d. 4, 15, 1885. 

Harry Orrin, b. 3, 26, 1885; m. Delia McVeigh; CI. 

Rev. W. F. Wilson, Meth. pastor 1841. 

Rev. M. H. Wilson, Meth. pastor 1879. 

Charles Henry Wilson, b. in Eng. 11, 27, 1856; d. 
6, 4, 1916; son of George and Charlotte (Sturges) Wilson, 
who came to U. S. 1865 and lived at Hudson; she now living 
at Noble; Charles to Tw. 1880, on Hudson road in old 
Clark place; farmer; 

5o6 — ^Wilson Wing 

m. 3, II, 1880, Zella Maria Clark, dau. of Newton 
Clark, see; b. ab. 1862; d. 4, 7, 1911. 

Lottie May, b. i, 7, 1885; m. 1908, Walter Ink, see; she Tw. H. S. 

Charlotte, twin of above; d. when a month old. 

Albert Edward Wilson, bro. of above; b. in Eng. 
7, 22, 1864; to U. S. 1865; carpenter; lived with Charles 
many yrs.; to CI. 1916; 

m. 7, 16, 1914, Mrs. Frederika (Hagerman) Gar- 
rard, b. II, 9, 1881, wid. of Charles Henry Garrard, see; 
adopted Catherine, b. 8, 19, 1902. 

Elizabeth Wilson, sister of two Wilsons above; m. 
Wesley Armstrong, of Noble. 

Thomas Wilson, b. Oct. 1838, Isle of Man; d. i, 16, 
1871, bur. at sea; a seaman; 

m. I, 31, 1866, Maria Clark, b. Isle of Man ab. 1850; 
to. U. S. 1871; to Tw. 1884; she dau. of Thomas Clark; 
she m. (2) Thompson Burrell, see. 


Sinclair, b. 3, 24, 1867, see below. 

Maud, b. II, 21, 1868; m. Dyer Marsh; CI. 

Thomas Isaac, b. 6, 27, 1870; d. 1871. 

Sinclair Willis Wilson, b. 3, 24, 1867, in Isle of Man; 
mason, carpenter, farmer; lives near depot; 

m. 6, 5, 1912, Carrie Louise Munkel, b. 4, 9, 1878, 
dau. of Frederick and Minnie (Froelich) Munkel of CL; fr. 


Junior Sinclair, b. 4, 20, 1913. 

Thomas Frederick, b. 3, 18, 1916. 

Mathew Wing, d. Eng. 1614. 

I. Rev. John Wing, b. 1585; d. ab. 1630; Oxford 
1603; m. 1610, Deborah, dau. of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, 
with whom and her 4 sons she came to New Eng. 1632; she 
d. 1692, age 100. 

II. Stephen Wing; m. Oseah Dillingham, 1646. 

Wing Wing — 507 

III. Nathaniel Wing; m. 1680, Sarah Hatch; he 
in King Philip's War. 

IV. Ebenezer Wing; m. 172 i, Elizabeth Black- 

V. Simeon Wing; in Rev. War; m. Mary Allen. 

VI. Allen Wing; m. 1794, Cynthia Burgess, d. 

VII. David Wing; m. 1797 (.?), Alice Lake. 

VIII. Jefferson Gancelo Wing, b. 2, 9 1820; 

8, 7, 1904; to CI. 1844; n^- 10) 3) 185 1) Phebe A. Durrell, 
b. II, 14, 1832; d. II, II, 1912. 

IX. Freeman Lake Wing, b. 2, 8, 1855; killed 
at powder mill 9, 30, 1892 or 93 ; 

m. 3, 27, 1877, TizzETTA Elizabeth Scranton, dau. 
of Almon and Lucretia (Sands) Scranton; she b. 3, 23, 1858; 
Cong. 1893. 


1. Charles Edwin, b. 11, 7, 1879; see below. 

2. Julia Adelaide, b. 10, 28, 1881; Cong. 1895; m. ii, 29, 1905, 
Carroll Eugene Green; she Tw. H. S. 1902. 

3. Jessie Lucretia, b. 2, 22, 1884; Cong. 1895; m. 9, 4, 1909, 
Lewis Marshall Wolcott; had Carroll Monroe, b. ii, 16, 1910; she Tw. 
H. S. 1902. 

4. Elmer Judson, b. 7, i, 1887, see below. 

5. Alice Alma, b. 12, 7, 1889; m. 11, 28, 1911, Charles Sylvanus 
Page; had Wilbur Alfred, b. 8, 25, 1912, and Stanley Edwin, b. ii, 2, 

6. Florence Lulu, b. II, 15, 1891; m. 1915, Arthur Witt of Hudson, 
and had Norman Arthur, b. May, 1916. 

Charles Edwin Wing, b. 11, 7, 1879; printer and 
publisher, Augusta, Ga.; son of Freeman Lake above; 

m. II, 24, 1904, Susie Evelyn Wattles; Cong. 1906. 

Inez Tizzetta, b. 2, 12, 1906. 
Mildred Augusta, b. 9, 16, 1907. 
Edwina Evelyn, b. 5, 8, 1913. 

Elmer Judson Wing, son of Freeman Lake above, b. 
7, I, 1887, paperer and painter; 

m. 5, 15, 1913, Lela Elma Matti, dau. of Robert 
George Matti, see; b. 5, 30, 1895. They had Robert 
Freeman, b. 11, 2, 1915. 

5o8— Wing Woodbury 

Henry Wing; on Chauncey B. Lane's farm ab. 1907-13 ; 

m. (i); m.(2); had Lydia, Rodney, Albert, and Law- 
rence, H. S. 1910. 

Benson Withey, b. ab. 1835; here i860; In Civil 

m. Elizabeth , b. ab. 1835. 

Rev. Joseph Wolfe, pastor of Cong. chh. 1 899-1902; 
came fr. Madison; went to Grafton; 

m. Lizzie B. . 


Jesse Benjamin, Oberlin Col. 1905; b. Springfield, 111., 2, 7, 1881; 
in Spanish war; mechanical engineer; now in Shansi Mission, China. 




John Wood; 

m. Elizabeth M. ; Cong. 183 1. 

Milan Woodard, here a short time, where Frank 
Scouten lives; to Detroit, Mich.; 

m. (i) Mary . 

m. (2) . 

Child By First Wife 
Walter; m.; Detroit. 

By Second Wife 
John, d. 8, 27, 1894, aged 4. 

Ephraim R. Woodbury, b. ab. 1817; d. 10, 22, 1871; 
to Tw. ab. 1853; here i860; where Manly Leach lives; to 
Mich.; justice of peace i860; bothMeth.; 

m. 2, II, 1841, Sarah Pond, b. ab. 1822; d. in Ind. 
3, 26, 1878; dau. of Preston Pond, see. 


1. Parlia, d. Butler, Ind., Mar. 1912; music teacher; m. 12, 25, 
1865, Willim Roberts, who d. ab. 1900; 4 chil. 

2. Mary; d. y. 

3. Helen, b. Auburn, Ind., 2, 17, 1849; Meth.; m. 12, 14, 1865, in 
Tw., William Flohr, son of William Flohr, see; to Neb. 1886; Inavale, 
Neb.; had Charles who m. and had Claude, Nettie and Harold. 

Wright Wygant— 509 

4. Preston, b. Auburn, Ind., 7, 14, 1850; d. Tw., i, 29, 1853. 

5. Lauren A., b. Tw. 8, 14, 1854. 

6. Rose B., b. Tw. 6, 24, 1858; d. 1894; m. 3, 23, 1876, Louis C, 
Herrick and had 3 chil.; he killed on R. R. in Iowa, 1892. 

7. Charles, b. Tw. 3, 24, 1861; d. 5, 5, 1863. 

8. Arthur, b. 3, 6, 1865; d. ab. 1906; m. and had 4 chil 

David Wright, b. ab. 1804; d. 2, 4, 1843; 

m. Jane Carver, who m. (2) Baum, of North- 


Andrew Jackson, b. ab. Jan. 1833; here i860; Inst. 1848; where 
Mr. Ferris lives; to Mich.; m. Martha West, b. ab. 1835; d. 

Mervin, Inst. 1848. 

John Frank Wright, b. i, i, 1827; d. 10, 13, 1889; son 
of John Wright who was in war of 1812, and he son of Gen. 
Josiah Wright who was in Rev. War, and bro. of Gov. Silas 
Wright, of Canton, N. Y.; both Meth.; 

m. 2, 22, — , Mary Chamberlin, b. 7, 7, 1833; d. 
7, 25, 1902; dau. of Luman Chamberlin, see. 


Edwin; d. 4, 29, 1855, age 6 mo. 

Clarence Edward, Meth.; m. Eleca Talcott, Geneva. 

Hiland Bert, b. 10, 12, 1864; m. 10, 16, 1890, Emma Crouse, b. 
5, 29, 1864, dau. of Edward Crouse, see; he Aleth. 

Julia Wright, sister of above; m. Elisha Herrick, 

Abbie Wright, sister of above; m. Newton Herrick, 

Both from Pownell, Vt. 

George Wright, in Dist. No. 7, b. ab. 1838. 

Harvey M. Wright, in Civil War; name on monu- 

George L. Wygant, b. 5, 21, 1877, son of Andrew J. 
and Hannah M. (Barnes) Wygandt; Guy's Mills, Penn.; 

m. 10, 24, 1899, Bessie M. Stanley, dau. of Albert N. 
Stanley, see. 


Thelma Marie, b. 12, 2, 1905. 

Stanley Albert, b. 11, 20, 1909; d. 12, 30, 1909. 

5IO— Wyman Young * 

John Clinton Wyman, b. Vt., i, 13, 1812; d. 2, i, 
1870; farmer on town line road; to Tw. 1849 fr. Essex Co., 
N. Y.; to Brecksville, 1855; to So. Brooklyn, 1857. Pedi- 
gree: John^, Jacob^, Daniel^ Daniel^ John% John Clinton^ 

m. Elizabeth Jerusha Fish, b. 4, 30, 1815; d. 8, 26, 



1. Emily Caroline, b. 11, i, 1843; d. 9, 26, 1866; m. 10, 17, 1865, 
Sheridan A. Oakes, of Brecksville. 

2. John Edward, b. 6, 4, 1846; m. 9, 14, 1870, Jennie Clarissa 
Pierson; 4 chil.; Brooklyn. 

3. Ellen F., b. 10, 28, 1848; m. 9, 27, 1871, Wyman H. Bascomb, 
of Vt., who d. 7, 17, 1879; no chil.; Kan.; la. 

4. FrankHn E., b. Tw. 12, 7, 1851; d. 5, 18, 1853. 

5. Clark Eddy, b. Tw. 2, 7, 1854; m. (i) 10, 6, 1890, Minnie 
Baker, who d. 9, 24, 1905; m. (2) 7, 18, 1908, Susan Long. 

Albert G. Wyman, bro. of John C. above, b. 11, 20, 

m. 3, 20, 1833, Maranda Everest; lived in Macedonia 
but members of Bapt. chh. in Tw. and attended many- 
years; both dead. 


m. Eliza Jane Nalson, dau. of James Nalson, see. 

Eliza Jane. 

William Yost; son of Rev. William Yost, of CI.; 

m. ab. 1895, Flora B. Yost, b. 4, 5, 1868; Cong. 1887; 
to Bedford 1895; she Mrs. Newton Herrick's dau. by first 

Hezekiah Young, b. 1803; d. 6, 29, 1885; son of 
Samuel and Mehitable Young who were b. in Killington 
(KiUingworth.?), Ct.; to Tw. fr. Ogden, N. Y., ab. 1835; 
farmer in n. w. part of town on recent Shepherd place; 

m. Susan Bradford, b. ab. 1805; d. Tw. 5, 8, 1891; 
both Meth. 

ZaDA ZiTTLE 511 


Ellen, b. Ogden, N. Y., 1829; d. i, 18, 1906. 

Rebecca, b, 1833, in Ogden, N. Y.; d. 4, 20, 1900. 

Sarah, b. Tw.; d. 1866; m. A. H. Pettibone, 

Ellen adopted Hattie Dalrymple, who m. Ray Orman Bennett, 
son of Levin Bennett, see; she also adopted Ralph Young, now of 


Peter Zada, b. in Hungary, May 1886; to U. S. 1900; 
to Tw. 1916; farmer on Young's road; 


Mary, b. 2, i, 1908. 
Helen, b. 12, 25, 1912. 
John, b. 10, I, 1915. 

John Zittle, lived at John Mcintosh's; fr. N. Y. ; in 
Dist. No. 4 in 1859-60; b. ab. 1847. 


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Abbe, Pearly, 75 

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Agent, 18 

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178, 9 
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Alford, Miss M. F., 41, 142, 

Albany Legislature, 56 
Album, Autograph, 51 
Aldrich, Amasa, 125 
Alexander, James, 29, 36 
Alexander House, 53, 142 
Alexander Shops, 142 
Alexander, Margaret, 36 
Alger, Samuel, 19 
Alger, Emery, 19, 101 
Alger, Mrs., 101 
Alger, Capt., 24 
Aliens, 107 
Alliance, 108 
Allin, William, 19 
Ailing, Electa, 36 
Ailing, Eliza, 36, 97, 101, 105, 

Ailing, Elizabeth, 16 
AlHng, Ethan, 7, 13, 28, 36, 

55, 90, 91, 97, 111, 127, 

131, 135, 166, 167 
Allin?, Ethan Lewis, 36, 113, 

Ailing, Francis, 141 
Ailing, George rioadley, 35, 

127, 139, 141, 156 
Allip.K, Mrs. Geo. H., 155 
Ailing, Kuldah, 91 
Aliir.g, Lewis, 13, 14, 16, 18, 

IS, 23, 36, 80, 83, 87, 90, 

91, 94 
Ailing, Mrs. Lewis, 14, 23, 155 
Ailing Store, 134 
Ailing, Zenas, 16, 129 
Allinsj, Zeri, 14 
Allotting of Cemetery, 166 
Allotment, Crankshaw, 134 
American Female Guardian 

Society, 154 
American Flag, 157 
Ar/ierican Government, 160 
American Institutions, 160 
American Rapid Telegraph 

Co., 133 
Ancestry, 44 

Andersonville, Ga., 121 
Andrews and IngersoU, 29, 

139, 141 
Andrews, Adeline, 36, 155 
Andrews, Emanuel E., 36, 

Andrews, Frances, 36 
Andrews, George L., 142 
Andrews, S. H., 90, 156, 157 
Andrews, William, 36, 113, 

Annapolis, Md., 118 
Ann Arbor, Mich., 72 
Anniversary, 66, 84, 86, 179, 

Annual Exhibition, 61 
Anti-slavery Meetings, 40 
Apparatus, 49, 53 
Appearance of Twinsburg, 

Early, 20 
Appleby, Odell, 16, 36, 102 
Appleby, Eliza, 36, 102 
Appointments, 95 
Arcade, N. Y., 87 
Armstrong, Mr., 141 
Army, 56, 108—126 
Arrangement of Houses, 30 


Articles of Faith, 75, 81, 84, 

Articles of Incorporation, 175 
Artillery, 115—125 
Artist, 29, 66 
Asbestos, 90 
Ash, 44, 139 
Askue, Rev. W. L., 104 
Askue, Mrs. W. L., 159, 160 
Assessments, 161 
Assignment, 57 
Assistance Acknowledged, 6 
Association, Congregational, 

Association, Portage, 77 
Athletic Association, 181 
Athletic Court, 43 
Atkins, H. A., 61 
Atlanta, Ga., 114 
Attorneys, 57 
Atwater, Albert, 90, 91 
Atwater, Mrs. Albert, 155 
Atwater, Ezra, 140 
Atwater, Jared, 84, 87, 90 
Aurora, 15, 44, 47, 51, 61, 

63, 81, 82, 96, 110, 145, 

Aurora Pond, 12 
Aurora Pond District, 11 
Aurora Swamp, 10 
Authors, 160 
Auto-bus Service, 134 
Automobiles, 9, 130, 134, 178, 

184, 186 
Average Age, 36 
Average Cost of School Build- 
ings, 40 
Average Family, 36 
Ayers, Homer C, 125 
Ayres, Rev. John C, 96 
Ax, 24, 45, 188 


Babcock, Rev. Wra. R., 103 
Bailey, Alice, 36 
Bailey, Frank D., 113 
Bailey, L., 135 
Bailey, Nathaniel, 36 
Bailey, Rufus A., 35, 141 
Bailey, Mrs. Rufus A., 35 
Bain, Rev. John, 96 
Bainbridge, 96, 153 
Baird, John, 36 
Baird, Olive, 36 
Baird, Philander, 36 
Baird, Robert, 36 
Baldwin, Amanda, 36 
Baldwin, A. C, 177 
Baldwin, Cassius O., 114 
Baldwin, Frank, 109 
Baldwin, Henry, 36 
Baldwin, Herman, 109 
Baldwin, John Osman, 94, 

157, 186 
Baldwin, Mrs. John Osman, 

Baldwin, Samuel S., 15 
Bands, 67, 71 
Bank, 18, 138, 169, 176, 177, 

184, 186 
Bank Deposits, 177 
Bankers' & Merchants', 134 
Banner, 35 
Baptist, 92 
Baptist Church, 75-80, 141, 

149, 151 
Baptist Woman's Association, 

Bar, 34, 140, 148 
Barbecue, 71, 112 
Barber, Albert D., 114 
Barber, Caswell, 114 
Barber, Cynthia, 36 
Barber, Edwin, 29, 36, 113 
Barber, Emmeline, 36 
Barber, Frank, 73 
Barber, Fred D., 73, 74, 127, 

134, 178 
Barber, Horace, 36 
Barber, Jarvis, 114 
Barber, Lewis, 36 
Barber, Matilda, 36 
Barber, Sophia, 36 
Barber, Vervelia, 36 
Barnes, Elder, 76 
Barney, Elmer, 114 
Barney, Frederick, S7, 114 
Barney, Mary Jane. 37 
Barnet, N. S., 19 
Barns, 9, 16, 33 
Barnum, 35 
Barter, 53 
Base, 111 

Basement, 33, 90, 147 
Basset, John, 19 
Bates, Miss Sabra, 93 
Baton, 71 

Beach, David, 75, 76 
Beach, Mary, 75 
Bean, Dollie IL, 42. 160 
Bean, L. G., 41, 171 
Beaney, Sidney, Sr 
Bear, 9, 22, 54 
Beardsley, Deborah, 37 
Beardsley, H. C, 80 


INDEX— Continued 

Beardsley, Hiram G., 114 
Beardsley, Miss M., 155 
Beaumont, Lida, 69 
Bedford, 20, 35, 111, 131, 132, 

134, 135, 150, 153, 156, 

Bedford Baptist Church, 79 
Beds, 22, 32 
Bedrooms, 30, 32 
Bedsprings, 32 
Beech, Belizer, 81 
Beech, Rachel F., 81 
Beech Site Tree, 15 
Beeman, Mary, 102 
Beers, Commissioner, 54 
Beers, Almira, 102 
Beers, Jehiel, 102 
Beginnings of Twinsburg In- 
stitute, 54 
Beldin, Frederick, 114 
Beldin, Henry, 71 
Bell Lines, 170 
Bell, T. A., 178 
Benches, 40 

Benevolences, 77, 91, 106 
Bennett, Cyrus C, 125 
Bennett, Elam, 37 
Bennett, Fanny, 37 
Bennett, Henry, 19, 37, 96, 

Bennett, L. H., 96 
Bennett, Otis H., 42, 43, 70, 

172, 173, 177, 180 
Bennett, Sarah C, 37, 104, 

Bentley, Mrs. S., 155 
Benton, Horace, 100 
Benton, Myers & Co., 100 
Bequest, 91, 105 
Berries, 33 

Betterment of Service, 170 
Bible, 46, 149, 156, 157 
Biblical Exercises, 60 
Bidlock, Clorinda, 37 
Bidlock, Lewis, 37 
Birds, Early and Recent, 10, 

11, 12 
Birthday, 95th, 63 
Bishop, A. v., 37, 155 
Bishop, A. E., 141, 178 
Bishop, Emily, 37 
Bishop, Fanny, 37 
Bishop, G. L., 141, 177, 178 
Bishop, Leonard, 37 
Bishop, Moses, 37 
Bishop, Orland, 74 
Bishop, Persis, 37 
Bishop, Sanford, 37 
Bishop & Chamberlin, 141 
Bishop & Son, 29, 141 
Bissell, Amanda, 37 
Bissell, Blodget, 37, 91 
Bissell, Bianca, 44 
Bissell, Cephas, 37, 90 
Bissell, David, 37, 44, 90 
Bissell, Mrs. David, 155 
Bissell, Ebenezer, 125 
Bissell, Edward, 114 
Bissell, Mrs. E., 155 
Bissell, Ellen, 42, 180 
Bissell, Fanny, 37, 44 
Bissell, Fred, 92 
Bissell, Harlow, 114 
Bissell, Henry A., 114 
Bissell, Henry A., 139 
Bissell, Isabel, 37 

Bissell, Justus, 44 

Bissell, Laura, 155 

Bissell, Lucia, 155 

Bissell, Orice, 57 

Bissell, Ray O., 92, 171, 178 

Bissell, Robert, 44 

Bissell, Roswell, 44 

Bissell, Rev. Samuel, 7, 44-65, 

66, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, 

89, 90, 92, 145, 187 
Bissell, Mrs. Samuel, 54, 149, 

Bissell, Thankful Cheeseman, 

44, 57, 62 
Bissell, William C, 57, 94 
Bissell Entertainments, 73 
Bissell's Woods, 11 
Blackbird, Andrew J., 56, 186 
Blackman, Granger, 135 
Blackman, Rev. J. C, 99, 146 
Blackman, John C, 99, 135 
Blackman, Mrs. John C., 99, 

Blackmer, Rev. Walter R., 

87, 171 
Blackmer, Mrs. Walter R., 

93, 160 
Black River, 49 
Blacksmiths, 29, 42, 138 
Blacksmith Shops, 18, 78, 138 
Black Swamp, 50 
Blake, Sarah, 102 
Blanket, 109 

Bliss, Rev. G. J., 100, 103 
Block House, 114-120 
Blodgett, Laura, 37 
Blodgett, Morris, 37, 115 
Blue Lodge, 156 
Board of Education, 40, 41, 

Board of Directors, 176, 177 
Bock, Charles, 29, 37 
Bock, Hannah, 37 
Boise, Eli, 135 
Boise, Otis, 135 
Bond, Allen, 102 
Bonds, Issue, 41, 133 
Bonds, 175 
Bonner, Mrs., 163 
Bookcase, 105 
Books, 55, 156, 171 
Boose, George, 139, 142 
Boose, Mrs. E., 135 
Boose, W. H., 71, 99, 139, 178 
Boose, Mrs. W. H., 160 
Boose Bros., 140 
Booth, Frank, 109 
Booth, Eliza, 102 
Booth, Emmeline, 37 
Booth, John H., 115 
Booth, Philander, 101, 104 
Booth, Sally, 97, 101 
Boots, 34, 50 
Boston, 164 
Boswell, Henry, 156 
Bottles, 30, 147 
Bowen, E., 139 
Bowerstown, Harrison Co., 

Bowls, Wooden, 135 
Boycott, 170 
Boys, High School, 72 
Branches Taught in Twins- 
burg Institute, 58, 59 
Brainard & Sons Co., 70 
Braintree, Mass., 44 

Brandy, 147 

Brandywine, 96, 98 

Bread, 31, 45 

Brecksville, 164 

Brewster, Elder, 76 

Brewster, Jay, 130, 139 

Brickmaking, 138 

Brick Pavement, 9 

Bridge over Tinker's, 20, 130, 

Broadcloth, 34 
Bronson, Rev. Alfred, 103 
Bronson, Elijah W., 18, 19, 20 
Brown, Almon, 37 
Brown, A. J., 26, 128, 177, 

Brown, Mrs. A. J., 7, 79, 151, 

Brown, Amanda, 37 
Brown, Arta, 37 
Brown, Rev. Caleb, 103 
Brown, James, 26, 37, 71 
Brown, John, 164 
Brown, Mary, 42 
Brown, Miranda, 80 
Brown, Oliver, 17, 75 
Bryant, Harriet, 37, 155 
Bryant, Rev. Sidney, 29, 37, 

82, 85, 86, 87, 113 
Buell, Elmer, 71, 126 
Buell, Henry, 37, 125 
Buell, Mary, 37 
Buffalo, 14, 48 
Buggy, 130 
Bull, Mr., 141 
Bull, Mrs., 21 
Bull, Lorenzo, 21 
Bull, Norman H., 115 
Bunnell, Fred, 96 
Burgess, Rev. Alvin, 104 
Burials, 166 
Burmah, 77 

Burroughs, Rev. Peter, 103 
Burr Stones, 138 
Burt, Rev. Sylvester, 103 
Burton, 47 
Burton, Rev., 19 
Burton, William, 37 
Burton, Mrs. William, 37, 155 
Bushes, 20 
Bus Service, 169 
Butlers, 96 
Butter, 28, 45, 137 
Buxton, Rev. E. O., 103 
By-laws, 160 
Byrum, S., 156 

Cabinetmakers, 29 
Campaign, Political, 35 
Campbell, R. F., 134 
Camp Chase, 114, 115, 120, 

Camp Dennison, 114, 116, 

120, 123 
Camp, 108—126 
Caldwell, Nathan, 101 
Calico, 17 

Callender, William C, 115 
Calvinistic, 92 
Canal Locks, 28 
Cancer, 167 
Candles, 22, 32, 184 
Cannon, Charles A., 99 
Cannon, Elizabeth, 37 

INDEX— Continued 


Cannon, Henry W., 37, 87 
Cannon, Mrs. Henry W., 94 
Cannon, Horace P., 37, 112, 

Cannon, Israel, 37, 90 
Cannon, I. Lewis, 35, 37, 113 
Cannon, Lucinda, 37 
Cannon, Mercy, 37 
Cannon, Nathan, 37 
Cannon, Rebecca, 37 
Cannon, Ruth S., 37, 63, (i4 
Cannon, Sylvester, 37 
Cannon, Violetta, 37 
Canton, 133 
Canton District, 95 
Card Playing, 60 
Career, 58, 67, 157 
Carpenter, Mr., 143 
Carpenter, Elijah, 37 
Carpenter, Eliza, 37 
Carpenters, 29, 45, 138 
Carpets, 32, 60 
Carr, Rev. Thomas, 103 
Carriagemaliers, 29 
Carrier, Prof. A. W., 41, 158 
Carrier, Mrs. A. W., 161 
Carrier, Harry, 146 
Carrier, Mail, 108, 127 
Carter, Anna M., 75 
Carter, Esther A., 37, 101 
Carter, George W., 125 
Carter, Hiram W., 98 
Carter, John E., 115 
Carter, Joseph B., 99, 115 
Carter, Mrs. Joseph B., 104 
Carter, Judson, 125 
Carter, Lena M., 6, 104, 160 

171, 179, 180 
Carter, Lydia, 101 
Carter, Margaret, 37 
Carter, Thaddeus A., 37, 96, 

97, 98, 99, 101, 104, 111 
Carter, Mrs. Thaddeus A., 97 
Carter, William, 75, 79 
Carver, Betsey, 75 
Carver, Mary Ann, 37 
Carver, Rachel, 75 
Case School, 146 
Cass, Gov., 51 
Cast, 183 
Caster, Lovina, 43 
Caswell, Melva, 161 
Catalogues, 58-60 
Catechism, 105 
Catholic, 44 
Cattle, 45, 137, 163 
Capacity, 40, 138 
Capital, 173, 176, 177 
Cellars, 30, 148, 163 
Cement Building, 141 
Cemeteries, 166, 167, 179 
Census, 28 
Centennial Celebration, 71, 

73, 179—185 
Centennial History, 6 
Centennial Poem, 186-188 
Centennial Year, 179 
Centralization of Schools, 42, 

Central Union Telephone Co., 

Chace, Rev. H. S., 104 
Chace, Mrs. H. S., 161 

Chaffee, Howard, 116 

Chagrin Falls, 90, 112 

Chagrin Road, 15 

Chairs, 31 

Chamberlin, Asahel, 115 

Chamberlin, Bert, 70, 71, 73, 

74, 127 
Chamberlin, Mrs. Bert, 159, 

160, 161 
Chamberlin, Darius, 37 
Cahmberlin, Henry, 98, 102 
Chamberlin, Huldah, 37 
Chamberlin, Jane, 155 
Chamberlin, Joseph, 115 
Chamberlin, Julia H., 37 
Chamberlin, Lilias, 37 
Chamberlin, Luman, 37 
Chamberlin, Lydia Ann, 37 
Chamberlin, Lynn, 93, 141 
Chamberlin, Mrs. Lynn, 159, 

160, 161, 180 
Chamberlin, Oscar E., 41 
Chamberlin, Philo, 37, 111, 

Chamberlin, Reuben, 19, 37 
Chamberlin, Dr. Robert B., 

6, 7, 42, 72, 73, 99, 104, 

128, 140, 145, 146, 172, 

176, 180 
Chamberlin, Mrs. Robert B., 

74, 159, 161 
Chamberlin, Samuel F., 115 
Chamberlin, Sarah, 19, 37 
Chamberlin, Victoria, 37 
Chamberlin, Wallace W., 87, 

Chamberlin, Mrs. Wallace W. 

Chamberlin, V/alter C, 116 
Chamberlin, Walter H., 43, 

Chamberlin, Dr. Webb P., 

Chamberlin, William, 15, 110 
Chamberlin & Tucker, 141 
Chambers, Charles, 138 
Chambers, Edna, 171 
Chambers, H. W., 94, 140 
Champion, Henry, 13, 131 
Chancellorsville, Va., 122 
Chandler, Rev. John, 103 
Chapin, Rev. A. N., 86 
Chapin, Rev. Chester, 83 
Chaplain U. S. Army, 104 
Chapman, Albert, 37, 146 
Chapman, John S., 116 
Champan, Nathan A., 142, 

Chapman, Sarah, 37 
Chardon, 75 

Charges, Transportation, 129 
Charles I., 85 

Charter, 55, 81, 89, 156, 157 
Chase, 54, 135 
Cheeseman, Edward, 44 
Cheeseman, George, 44 
Cheeseman, Lord George, 44 
Cheeseman, Thankful, 44 
Cheese, 137, 139, 156 
Cheese Factories, 88 
Chemist, 145 
Chemistry, 43, 58 
Chester X Roads, 78 
Chester, Pa., 117 
Chestnut Plank, 132 
Chicago, 63, 176 

Chickamauga, Ga., 117 

Chills, 51 

China, 31, 86 

Chippewas, 56 

Chor, Andrew, 37* 

Choir, 67, 91, 100, 102 

Chorister, 68, 69 

Christian Endeavor Society, 

Christmas Ball, 135 — 6 
Christy, E. O., 176 
Christy, Will, 177 
Chungking Hospital, 106 
Churches, 40, 54, 75-107, 145, 

Cider, 30, 35, 139, 148 
Cincinnati, 63, 109, 110, 120 
Circuit Riders, 94, 95, 100, 

Circus, 35 
Cisterns, 33 
Civil Status, 127, 128 
Civil War, 58, 85, lOS-126, 

147, 164, 182 
Claimants, Conference, 106 
Clapp, William C, 125 
Clark, Amy, 101 
Clark, Anna, 37* 
Clark, Arvilla, 37* 
Clark, Avery, 29, 37, 96, 98,* 

101, 157 

Clark, Avis, 37, 101* 

Clark, A. W., 156 

Clark, Betsey, 37, 96, 97, 101, 

Clark, Elizabeth, 14 
Clark, Elmore W., 29, 37,* 

102, 135 
Clark, Estella, 68 
Clark, Ezra, 37, 97* 
Clark, Harriet, 37, 97, 101* 
Clark, Isabel, 102 

Clark, John P., 37, 96* 
Clark, Leverett, 142 
Clark, Lucy, 37* 
Clark, Marilla, 61 
Clark, Oliver, 18, 19, 138 
Clark, Orville C, 87, 92 
Clark, Park B., 135, 166 
Clark, Sophronia, 93 
Clark, William, 29, 37, 89,* 

96, 97, 101, 104 
Clark, Zedekiah, 83 
Class, Methodist, 95, 98, 99 
Classical Course, 47 
Cleaners, 32 
Cleats, 130 
Cleg, Margaret, 37* 
Cleg, Philip, 37* 
Clerks, 19, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 

Cleveland, 28, 29, 48, 49, 55, 
59, 62, 63, 86, 108, 112, 
123, 129, 131, 133, 138, 

Cleveland, Akron & Colum- 
bus R. R., 133 

Cleveland and Canton R. R., 

Cleveland and Pittsburg R.R., 
30, 127, 132, 133, 139 

Cleveland Association, 78 

Cleveland District, 95 

Cleveland Medical School, 

Cleveland, Gen. Moses, 130 

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INDEX— Continued 

Cleveland Road, 30, 78, 94, 

156, 177, 179, 181 
Cleveland, Tenn., 118 
Clifford, Earl of, 44 
Clio, 188 
Clock, 91, 186 
Clothing, 33 
Coal Business, 139 
Cochrane, *Agnes, 37, 97, 

105, 154 
Cochrane, Clyde E., 178 
Cochrane, *David, 37 
Cochrane, Ella, 180 
Cochrane, H. A., 177 
Cochrane, John, 104 
Cochrane, *Margaret, 37 
Cochrane, *Robert, 87, 96, 

97, 99 
Cochrane, Thomas C, 71, 99, 

104, 105 
Coe, Alvin, 49 
Coe, Mrs. Alvin, 49 
Coffey, John S., 116 
College, 47, 48, 52 
College Presidents, 57 
College Professors, 57 
Collins, Dr. *Seymour A., 29, 

37, 144 
Collins, *Salina, 37, 155 
Collins, Rev. William, 103 
Columbus, 110, 114, 115, 116, 

119, 123 
Commander, G. A. R., 63 
Commissions, 111 
Commission of Jas. Brown, 26 
Commissioner of School Fund, 

Commissioners of County, 

18, 128, 133, 178 
Committee, 8, 53, 171, 180 
Common, 111 
Common Branches, 46, 55 
Common Pleas Judge, 63 
Communion Service, 78, 88, 

Community, 2, 68, 100, 168, 

Community Dinner, 179 
Community Life, 184 
Company, 16, 108-126, 132 
Compass and Square, 187 
Conant, Agnes, 102 
Conant, Andrew, 87 
Conant, Charles, 125 
Conant, Harlan, 125 
Conant, Horace G., 125 
Conant, Samuel, 102 
Concerts, 34, 67, 73 
Conclusion, 184, 185 
Concord, 61 
Concord Wagons, 131 
Concrete Block, 140 
Conditions, Changed, 101 
Conditions, Early, 28 
Conditions in Edinburg, 55 
Conditions in 1828, 53 
Condition of Public Square, 

26, 113, 153 
Conditions, Present, 107 
Conduits, 170 
Conference, 75 
Congregational Church, 41, 

67, 69, 79, 80-94, 100, 

105, 106, 126, 142, 149, 
171, 179 

Congregational Council, 82, 

85, 86 
Congregational Dime Society, 

Congregational Ministry, 98, 

Congregational Society, 24 
Connecticut, 94, 162 
Connecticut Land Co., 13 
Connotton Valley R. R., 133, 

Constable, 128 
Constitution, 81, 148, 160 
Consul, 63 
Consul-General, 63 
Consumption, 167 
Contagion, 23 
Contamination, 176 
Contests, 164 
Contractors, 96, 151 
Contracts, 17, 111, 132, 167 
Contribution, 43, 64, 185 
Controversies, 55 
Conveniences, 22, 96, 169, 173 
Conventions, 92, 151 
Conveyances, Early, 130 
Cookery, 31 
Cooks, Colored, 112 
Cook, Eliza, 102 
Cook Ephraim, 102 
Cooper, 29, 138 
Co-operation, 158, 170, 181 
Copper, 31 
Corbitt, Milo, 116 
Corinth, Miss., 115 
Corinthians I., 84 
Corn, 23, 137 
Corporal, 114-125 
Corporation, 89, 91, 173, 174 
Cost of Butter, 24 
Cost of Cheese, 24 
Cost of Lead, 24 
Cost of Nails, 24 
Cost of Woolen Cloth, 24 
Cost of Roads, 134 
Council Hall, 158 
County Aid, 135 
County Seats, 128 
Covenant, 75, 78, 81, 84, 85, 

Cowles, *Edward, 37, 124 
Cowles, *Martha, 37 
Craemer, C. H., 177 
Crafts, Rev. G. H., 104 
Crandall, Elder, 77, 80 
Crankshaw, Allotment, 134 
Crankshaw, David, 116 
Crankshaw, Jesse, 69, 102 
Crankshaw Home, 140, 142 
Crankshaw, *Rachel, 37 
Crankshaw, Samuel H., 41, 

69, 99, 128, 156, 157, 180 
Crankshaw, Mrs. Samuel H., 

69, 94, 104, 161, 180 
Crankshaw, *William, 37, 156 
Crawford, Alexander, 37, 54,* 

Crawford, Rev. John, 103 
Crawford, Saphrona, 37* 
Criterion Band, 70 
Crocker, Henry, 116 
Crops, 59, 163* 
Cross, Rev. Roselle Theo- 
dore, 6, 80, 87 
Grouse, Charles P., 176, 177 

Grouse, *Edward, 29, 37, 87, 

94, 141 
Grouse, Edward B., 70, 74, 

76, 94, 128, 158, 176, 178 
Grouse, Mrs. Edward B., 7, 

41, 93, 94, 159, 160, 161, 

Grouse, Hattie, 93 
Grouse, *Magdalena, 37, 94, 

Grouse, Nellie, 93 
Crusade, 27, 149 
Culhan, Mabel, 69, 74 
Culhan, Manly E., 74, 99, 

170, 180 
Culhan, John H., 178 
Culverts, 132, 163 
Cumberland Gap, 124 
Circuit Riders, 94, 145 
Curiosities, 147 
Gurpha, *Margaret, 37 
Gurpha, *Robert, 37, 125 
Currant, 33 
Current Events, 160 
Curtice, M. A., 102 
Curtice, Polly, 102 
Curtis, Rebecca, 101 
Curtis, Samuel, 101 
Gurtiss, Volney A., 68 
Cuyahoga Circuit, 95 
Cuyahoga Falls, 71, 98, 133 
Cuyahoga River, 95, 186 


Dacos Corners, 96 
Dairying, 28, 153 
Dana Institute, 71 
Dancing, 34, 60, 182 
Dancox, H. R., 61 
Dangers, 21, 178 
Daniels, Erastus, 37 
Daniels, Wealthy, 37, 93 
Darling, Mr., 19 
Darrow, Joseph, 18 
Davis, Mr., 19 
Davis, Rev. J. W., 103 
Davis, Lester, 16 
Dawson, Francis, 102 
Dawson, Mary, 102 
Dawson, Tomasina, 102 
Day, Rev., 96 
Day, President, 47 
Day-book, 44 

Deacons, 77, 79, 84, 86, 87 
Deaconess Home, 105 
Deady, Martin V., 125 
Death Claims, 161 
Decision Day, 89 
Declaration of Independence, 

Declaration of Principles, 157 
Decoration Day Services, 71, 

Dedication, 2, 66, 90, 96, 112, 

Dell District. 11, 42, 43, 172 
Dell, John, 116 
Demand and Supply, 137 
Democrat, 35, 45 
Dennison, 146 
Dennison, Betsey, 102 
De Pauw University, 63 
Deputy-Sheriff, 128 
Derby, 13, 14, 16 
Derby Turnpike, 135 

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Desks, 40 
Detroit, 49, 51 
Development of Public 

Schools, 40-43 
Developments of Recent 

Years, 168-175 
Devotional Day, 181 
Devotional Music, 67 
Dewitt, Elizabeth, 102 
Dewitt, Willard, 102 
Dickens, Chas., 147 
Diningroom, 30, 59, 98 
Dinner, 25, 172 
Diploma, 48, 51 
Dirt Roads, 134 
Disease, 19, 33, 145 
Discharges, 110, 113-125 
Discipline, 62, 63, 83, 84, 87, 

88, 99 
Discipline of M. E. Church, 

Dishes, 31 
Dissette, Mr., 150 
Distillery, 16, 137, 147 
Districts, 95 
District School, 34, 40 
District Conference, 98 
District Superintendents, 102, 

Division, 82, 83 
Doan, Anson, 29, 37 
Doan, Gertrude, 93 
Doan, Sybil, 37 
Doctor of Medicine, 98 
Doctrines, 84 
Dodge, Adelbert, 71, 92 
Dodge, Albert, 26 
Dodge, Alma, 37 
Dodge, Eliza, 37 
Dodge, Elder, 76 
Dodge, George, 26, 37, 90 
Dodge, Mrs. George, 161 
Dodge, Helen, 87, 93, 94, 152 
Dodge, John W., 19, 87, 90, 

92, 156 
Dodge, Mrs., John W., 155 
Dodge, Nelson C, 87, 142 
Dodge, Mrs. Nelson C, 93 
Dodge, Sabra, 93, 152 
Dodge, William, 116 
Dogs, 10, 21, 45 
Domestic Economy, 161 
Donahue, Charles, 71 
Doster, Christine, 43- 
Doubrava, Frank J., 42, 172 
Doubrava, Mrs. Frank J., 171 
Doubrava, Nelson, 140 
Dover, 49 

Downey, Mary E., 171 
Drag Teeth, 129 
Drains, 33 

Dress of Capt. of Militia, 26 
Dresser, Betsey, 101 
Dresser, George, 98, 99, 102, 

Dresser, Sarah, 102 
Drills, 73, 111 
Driveway, 167 
Dropsy, 167 
Drought of 1845, 163 
Drowning, 121 
Druggist Pledge, 149 
Dry Goods, 29, 140, 141, 147 
Dunkirk, 14 

Dunscomb, Arthur, 74, 92, 93 
Dunscomb, Julius, 125 

Dunscomb, Mildred, 93 
Dunscomb, W. S., 178 
Dunshee, Harrison, 37, 69, 

87, 140, 142, 156 
Dunshee, Mrs. Harrison, 37, 

Dunshee, Robert, 40 
Dunshee, Tina, 68 
Dwight, Dr., 48 


Earl, William H., 80 
Early, Elder, 150 
Early Hardships, 27 
Early Needs, 23 
Early Produce, 23 
Early Resources, 24 
Easter Sunday, 163 
East Haddam, 48 
East Ohio, 95 
East Windsor, 44 
Ecclesiastical Connections, 

81, 82, 83, 84 
Eddy, Rev. Ira, 95, 103 
Edgerly, Samuel, 135 
Edinburg, 55, 82 
Education, 40, 46, 145 
Educational Fund, 106 
Eels, Samuel, 125 
Eggleston, Moses, 52 
Elders, 75-80 
Election, 133, 151 
Elevation, 163, 173 
Electric Light, 97, 98 
Electric Light and Power, 

169, 177, 178 
Electric Shock, 134 
Elliott, Albert W., 7, 74, 93, 

99, 127, 134, 171, 176, 177 
Elliott, Mrs. Albert W., 70, 

74, 106, 159 
Elliott, Benjamin, 37, 102, 

Elliott, Charles, 103 
Elliott, Rev. Henry, 103 
Elliott, Lucinda, 37, 102 
Elliott, Lucy Ann, 102 
Elliston, Jessie, 158 
Elliston, Mrs. William, 93 
Ellsworth, Mrs. Augustus,162 
Ellsworth, Florence, 42 
Ellsworth, James, W., 169, 

Ely, Rev. L. W., 98. 103, 149 
Elyria, 149 
Emery, Alfred, 140 
Emery, C. F., 140 
Emperor of Japan, 85 
End of World, 162 
Engineer, 146 
England, 160 
Enjoyment of Life, 27 
Eno, Jane, 37 
Eno, Lorenzo, 37 
Eno, Sarah, 37 
Eno, Virgil, 37 
Entertainments, 71, 159 
Epaulets, 26 
Epidemics, 33 
Episodes, 182 

Epworth League, 93, 105, 106 
Epworth League President, 

Era of Prosperity, 28-39 
Erie, 95, 146 

Europe, 170 

Evangelist, 76, 87 

Evans, Corinne, 93 

Evans, P. P., 42, 43, 87, 92 

172, 175, 176, 177, 178, 

Evolution, 12 
Examinations, 60 
Executive Committee, 181 
Executive Board, 77 
Exhibits, 153 
Exhibitions, 34, 60 
Expense of First Schoolhouse, 

Expenses, 47, 59, 60, 70, 172 
Explosion, 122 

Facilities, Traveling, 146 
Factory, Butter and Cheese, 

Fairchild, Gen. Lucius, 63, 

Fairgrounds, 153, 154 
Fairs, 35, 67, 71, 153 
Farm Animals, 174 
Farms, Deserted, 24 
Farmers, 137 
Farwell, Arba B., 125 
Farwell, Henry, 125 
Feathers, 32 

Featherstone, Drusilla, 57 
Feature, Unusual, 136 
Federal Point, N. C, 116 
Federalists, 45 
Federation, 106 
Fees, Membership, 154, 159 
Fee, W. W., 128, 141, 142, 178 
Feed Store, 139, 141 
Female Benevolent Society, 

154, 155 
Fence, Rail, 131, 163 
Fence, Church, 90 
Fence, Park, 113 
Fence, Stone, 166, 167 
Ferguson, Dryden, 116 
Ferguson, Lester, 76 
Ferns, 11 

Ferris, Rev. John, 103 
Fessenden, Alia (Rudgers), 68 
Fessenden, Emma, 67 
Fessenden, Frank M., 116 
Fessenden, Herbert, 116 
Fessenden, John W., 29, 37, 

66, 67, 70, 71, 73, 91, 92. 

Fessenden, Letella (Baker), 

68, 73 
Fessenden, Mary, 37, 67, 93, 

147, 151, 152 
Fever, Bilious, 22 
Fever, Intermittent, 22 
Fever, Typhus, 22 
Fiddle, 68 
Field and Staff, 114 
Fight for Temperance, 147- 

Fire, Destroyed by, 139, 156 
Fireplace, 22, 32, 53 
Fire-water, 63 
First Automobile, 130 
First Band, 70 
First Baptist Building, 76 
First Minister, 76 
First Birth, White, 19 


INDEX— Continued 

First Blacksmith, 138 
First Burials, 166, 167 
First Calvinistic Congrega- 

tionalist Chuch of T., 82 
First Captain of Militia, 25 
First Cong. Society of T., 89 
First Churcli Building, 24, 53, 

66, 89 
First Deacon, 77 
First Death, 19 
First Fair, Township, 153 
First Frame Barn, 16 
First Free Will Baptist 

Church, 80 
First Frame House, 16 
First Frame House at Center, 

First Grade High School 

Charter, 42 
First High School Com- 
mencement, 41 
First Log House, 16 
First Lecture Course, 158 
First M. E. Church, 94, 96 
First Mills, 147 
First Money Order, 127 
First Music Teacher, 66 
First Music Teacher in Pub- 
lic Schools, 41 
First Organ, 68, 102 
First Piano, 68 
First Postmaster, 127 
First Public Building, 24 
First Real Difficulty, 129 
First Resident Minister, 145 
First Resident Physician, 144 
First School, 24, 40 
First School Building, 40 
First School Teacher, 25, 40 
First School of Mr.Bissell's, 53 
First Sermon by Rev. S. Bis- 

sell 52 
First Tavern, 28, 135 
First Telegraph Office, 134, 

First Telephone, 170 
First Town Election, 36 
First Wedding, 19 
Fish Creek, 96 
Fisher, James, 71, 142 
Fishure, Capt., 150 
Flag, 111, 164 
Flax, 22 
Flick, Mr., 150 
Flohr, Henry, 117 
Flohr, John, 117 
Flohr, Minnie, 37 
Flohr, William, 37, 117 
Flood of 1913, 163 
Floors, 22 

Flora, Local, 10, 11, 12 
Flour, 15, 17, 137 
Flower Queen, 67 
Flowers, 10, 11, 12, 33 
Foote, Augustus E., 128 
Forbes, B. P., 74 
Forbes, Mrs. B. P., 161 
Forbes, Warren A., 43 
Forests, 20, 137 
Foster, Andrew J., 109 
Foster, L. R., 86 
Foster Family & Co., 67 
Fort Laurens, 186 
Fort Meigs, 48, 50 
Fort Phil Kearney, 116 
Fouts, Rev. Allen, 99, 103 

Fowler, H. M., 178 
Fowler, William, 125 
Fowls, 10, 31 
Fractions, Common, 46 
Frame Buildings, 16, 25 
France, David, 117 
Franklin, Benjamin, 117 
Franklin, Daniel T., 125 
Fredericksburg, Va., 121 
Freedman's Aid, 106 
Freedmen, 56 
Freeman, Edson, 126 
Freeman, Fidelia, 37 
Freeman, Monroe, 117 
Freeman, Dr. Seth A., 29, 37, 

41, 144, 145 
Freemasons, 155, 157 
Free School System, 58 
Free Will Baptist Church, 41, 

77, 80, 141, 142 
Freight, 131 
Fremont, 50 
French, Jeremiah, 102 
French, Rev. W., 103 
Frost, J. K., 61 
Fruit Jars, 30 
Fruits, 30, 32 
Funeral, 32 
Funeral Sermon, 52 
Funeral Tax, 158 
Furnishings, 32 
Furniture, 16, 32, 137 
Furst, Jacob, 125 
Future of Town,U36, 185 


Gage, Hon. D. W., 63 
Gall, Ruby, 42 
Gardens, 33 
Garzee, Fanny, 37, 155 
Garzee, Joel, 29, 37, 94, 142 
Garzee, Mary (Chandler), 67 
Gauge, 133 
Gaylord, Fanny, 52 
Gaylord, George W., 117 
Geauga Lake, 73 
Geneva, N. Y., 56, 75 
General Conference, 95 
Gerrard, Charles, 126 
Gerrard, Henry, 112 
Gibbs, Mr., 139 
Gibraltar, 64 
Gilbert, Miss A., 155 
Gilbert, Jabez, 131 
Gillie, H. C, 177, 178 
Gillie, James, 37 
Gillie, W. H., 146, 180 
Gilmore, Rev. Orin, 103 
Girls' Industrial School, 154 
Glass, 31, 32 
Glen Willow, 96 
Golding, Anna, 37 
Golding, V/illiam, 37 
Goodhue, Senator, 37 
Goods, 140 

Goodwin, Rev. Timothy, 103 
Goshen, Conn., 129 
Gospel Hymns, 100 
Gott, Prosper W., 41, 125 
Gould, John, 180 
Gould, John Wesley, 100 
Gould, Levings, 125 
Gould, Simon, 96 
Gove, Miss Dolly, 155 
Government, U. S., 45 

Governor, 26, 57, 63 
Graded Lessons, 105 
Grading, 130, 133, 166 
Granary, 33 
Grand Lodge, 156 
Grand River Association, 75 
Grant, Alberta, 42 
Grant, David, 135 
Graham, Alvin, 102 
Graham, Rev. J., 103 
Grain, 137 
Grape Juice, 88 
Grasses, 12 
Gravel, 140 
Great Britain, 45 
Great Commander, 161 
Great Northwest, 161 
Great Sleighride, 164-5 
Green, Rev. Caleb, 76 
Green, Francis, 80 
Green, F. D., 42 
Green, Mrs. F. D., 161 
Green, Rev. Philip, 103 
Greenlese, Joseph, 99 
Greer, Rev. James, 103 
Greer, Mrs. Sada, 159 
Gregg, Rev. S., 103 
Grey, Benjamin, 117 
Griffey, Mrs. C. E., 161 
Griffith, Ann, 37 
Griffith, Lot, 29, 37 
Griffith, Louisa, 37 
Griffith, Reuben, 37 
Griste, Ethel (Viall), 70, 144, 

Griste, Lemar, 145 
Griste, Dr. Lumnan G., 117, 

128,144, 145,178,179,180 
Griste, Mrs. Lumnan G., 144, 

Gristmill, 16, 80, 94, 137, 138, 

139, 147, 184 
Griswold, Alton J., 117 
Griswold, Elizabeth, 37 
Griswold, Ira, 37 
Griswold, Hon. O. S., 112 
Group of Incidents, 162-165 
Grover, Rev. J. B., 103 
Growth of Twinsburg Ins., 55 
Guns, 22 


Hadlow, S. Gertrude, 181 
Haggett, George, 139 
Hair, Rev. Samuel, 83 
Hale, Rev. Samuel, 82 
Hall, Rev. A., 96, 103 
Hall, Rev. J. R., 80, 149 
Hallock, Rev. J. K., 103 
Hallock, Rev. R. C, 104 
Hallowe'en, 62 
Hammond, Melissa, 102 
Hammonnassett, 27 
Hanchett, Carlton, 80, 137 
Hanchett, Cornelia, 80 
Hanchett, Emily, 137 
Hanchett, Luton, 139, 141 
Hanchett, Perry, 73 
Hanchett, Seth, Sr., 80 
Hanchett, Seth R., 69, 80 

127, 141 
Hanchett, Mrs. Seth R., 93, 

158, 159, 160, 161. 180 
Hanford, Rev. William., 81, 

82, 145 
Hanks, Calvin W., 125 

INDEX— Continued 


Hanks, Camillus, 37 
Hanks, Edwin R., 117 
Hanks, Fanny, 37 
Hanks, George W., 118 
Hanks, Isaac, 90 
Hansard, John, 37, 110 
Hansard, Mary Ann, 37 
Hansard, William, 118 
Hardin, Mr., 139 
Hard Head Work, 167 
Hardships, 20, 23, 185 
Hardware Store, 76, 138, 141, 

Harlow, Charles, 118 
Harlow, Josiah W., 29, 37, 

142, 144 
Harlow, Maria, 37 
Harnessmaker, 29, 138, 141 
Harper, Mrs. James, 161 
Harris, Charles F., 125 
Harris, George D., 37, 90 
Harris, Rev. I. J., 104, 105 
Harris, Julian C, 118 
Harrisburg, Pa., 86 
Harrison-Tyler, 35 
Hart, Charles, 125 
Hart, Cicelia, 37, 155 
Hart, Delia, 155 
Hart, John M., 37 
Hart and Dodge, 141 
Hart, Stevens & Co., 29 
Hartford, 47 
Hartwell, Jesse, 75 
Harwinton, 48, 51, 52 
Hathaway, Mary, 35 
Hats, Silk, 34 
Hawkins, Albert B., 92 
Hawkins, Mrs. Albert W., 94 
Hawkins, Alfred, 118 
Hawkins, Joseph G., 37, 118 
Hawkins, Lucia, 37, 93 
Hawkins, Mr., 135 
Hawkins Farm, 15 
Hawley, Elder, 80 
Haynes, Rev. William, 86 
Haynes, Mrs. William, 94 
Hazen, William B., 63, 145 
Heart Disease, 167 
Heart of Twinsburg, 185 
Health, 22, 33, 59 
Heather, Clinton B., 118 
Heather, Jarvis, 37 
Heather, Sarah, 37 
Heather, Spofford, 118 
Heating, 32, 172 
Hempstead, Carl W., 71, 93, 

98, 146 

Hempstead, Clare B., 71, 146 
Hempstead, John T., 41, 98, 

99, 157 

Hempstead, Vern R., 99, 128, 

177, 178 
Hempstead, Mrs. Vern R., 

Henderson, Rev. Horatio P., 

29, 37, 103 
Henderson, Rev. William C, 

Henderson, Mrs. Mary, 37 
Henri, James, 167 
Henry, James, 90 
Henry, Lueretia, 102 
Henry, Nelson, 98 
Henry, Reuben, 21, 101, 102 
Henry, Sarah (Turner), 61, 62 
Henry, William L., 125 

Herbs, 32 
Heresy, 87 

Herrick, Abbie, 37, 155 
Herrick, Augustus, 37, 90 
Herrick, Aurelia, 37 
Herrick, Betsy G., 37, 155 
Herrick, Betsy E., 37, 155 
Herrick, Burke, 37 
Herrick, Caroline, 155 
Herrick, Charles, 140 
Herrick, David, 140 
Herrick, Deborah, 37 
Herrick, Doratha, 37, 155 
Herrick, Dwight, 125 
Herrick, Earl C, 110, 118 
Herrick, Mrs. Earl C, 155 
Herrick, Elisha, 37, 67, 92 
Herrick, Elizabeth, 37 
Herrick, Esther, 1.55 
Herrick, Guy, 95 
Herrick, Hannah, 37, 155 
Herrick, Dr. Henry J., Sr., 

113, 118 
Herrick, Dr. Henry J., Jr., 

Herrick, H., 91 
Herrick, Horace, 37 
Herrick, James, 37, 90 
Herrick, Jonathan E., 37, 90, 

97, 99, 112 
Herrick, Julia, 37 
Herrick, Justus, 37, 90, 91, 

Herrick, Mrs. Justus, 93, 94 
Herrick, Mrs. J., 155 
Herrick, Mrs. Leonard, 161 
Herrick, Mary, 37, 155 
Herrick, Newton, 37, 140 
Herrick, Mrs. Newton, 69, 94 
Herrick, Phila, 37, 97 
Herrick, Rufus, 37 
Herrick, Sarah, 37 
Herrick, Samuel, 90 
Hickory, 30, 139 
Higher Branches, 41, 46 
High Priest, 85 
High School, 41, 145, 186 
Highways, 129 
Highway Constabulary, 178 
Higley, Brainard S., 125 
Higley, Joseph N., 37, 94 
Higley, Susan, 37, 155 
Hill, Charles W., 110 
Hill, James, 29, 90, 96, 141, 

Hill, Rev. John W., 103 
Hill, Rev. Moses, 103 
Hill, Sally, 37 
Hill, Tyler, 37, 109 
Hine, Hial, 37 
Hine, Mary, 37 
Hinkston, Elmore, 119 
Hinkston, Mabel, 37, 102 
Hinkston, Nelson, 29, 37 
Hiram, 146 
History of T., 6 
History of Summit Co., 7 
Hitchcock, Dr. Henry L., 85, 

Hitchcock, Lawrence, 180 
Hitchcock, Reuben, 179 
Hive, 161 

Hodskin, Cyrus, 19 
Hogs, 116 
Holcomb, Czar, 37 
Holcomb, Belinda, 37 

Holcomb, Henry, 70, 119 
Holmes, Eli C, 29, 37, 156 
Holmes, Mary, 37, 155 
Holmes, Rev. John L., 103 
Holt, Effie, 42 
Holt, Elodah, 42, 93 
Home Cured Meats, 31 
Home Missionary Soc, 154 
Homespun, 184 
Hopkins, Mich., 36 
Hopkins, Rev. J., 90 
Hopkins, Mary Jane, 126 
Hopkins, Rev. Robert, 103 
Horricks, Rev. A. C, 104 
Hosford, Prof. Henry B., 85 
Hospital, 108 
Hostility to C. & P. R. R., 

Hotel Ailing, 135 
Hotels, 16, 135, 136, 139, 142, 

Hotel Barn, 136 
Hotel Keeper, 29 
Hotel Wedding Celebration, 

Hubbell, Lucy, 37 
Hubbell, Roswell, 37 
Huddleston, Rev. J. F., 104, 

Hudson, Esquire, 24 
Hudson, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 52, 

61, 81,82,85, 96, 100, 117, 

127, 131, 132, 133, 134, 

144, 145, 150, 153, 164, 

169, 170 
Hudson Telephone Co., 169 
Hull, Chauncey, 83, 125 
Hull, Ferris, 119 
Hull, Lueretia, 166 
Hull, S. Hosford, 70, 119 
Hull, Mrs. S. Hosford, 69, 

159, 160, 161 
Hull, Samuel, 18, 83, 90 
Hull, Wealthy, 37 
Hull, Wilmot, 37 
Humphrey, Isaiah, 19, 129 
Humphrey, Roman, 19 
Humphrey, Wallace, 125 
Hunter, Rev. William, 103 
Hurlbut, Nestor, 19, 129 
Hurd, Mary, 37 
Hurd, Robert, 37 
Husking Bees, 26 
Huson, David, 112 
Hutchinson, Laura, 37 
Hutchinson, Nathan, 37 
Hymnals, 68 


Ice, 76 

Ideal Community, 40, 185 
Illustrations, 7 
Implements, 147 
Improvements, Road, 134 
Inaccuracies, 7 
Incident of Militia, 25 
Incorporation, 77, 174, 175 
Independence, 35, 137, 164, 


Indian Agent, 56 
Indian Bread, 30 
Indian Councilor, 56 
Indian History, 56 
Indian Interpreters, 56 
Indian Meal, 50 


INDEX— Continued 

Indian Minister, 56 
Indian Orphan Soc, 154 
Indian Teachers, 56 
Indian Youths, 56, 57 
Indigent White Youths, 57 
Industries, 137 — 143 
Infants, 19 
Infant Mortality, 23 
Infection, 23 
Ingersoll, A., 29, 156 
Ingersoll, H. W., 145 
Ingraham, Abel, 37, 83 
Ingraham, Abigail, 37 
Ingraham, Amanda, 37 
Ingraham, Chauncey, 37 
Ingraham, Elizabeth, 37 
Ingraham, Leander H., 83 
Ink Stand, 158 
Insects, 11 

Instruments, Musical, 67, 74 
Instruments, Telephone, 170 
Interments, 167 
Interpreter, French, 66 
Intoxicants, 148 
Iron, 31 
Isler, Mary, 37 
Isler, Joseph, 29, 37 

Jackknife, 16 
Jackscrews, 112 
Jambs, 16 
Janitors, 94 
Janson, Prof. H. L., 42 
Janson, Mrs. H. L., 161 
Japan, 85, 160 
Jaynesville, Wis., 114 
Jenkins, Fred, 71 
Jersey, Andrew, 125 
Jewels, 156 
Johnson, Lex, 14 
Jones, A. S., 80 
Jones, Rev. Charles, 98 
Jones, Rev. Cornelius, 103 
Jones, Edward J., 125 
Jones, Julius, 119 
Jones, William, 98 
Jones, Mrs. William, 98 
Journal of Education, 41 
Judd, William, 142 
Judges, 57 
Judges' Stand, 157 
Junior E. L., 106 
Junior O. U. A. M., 157 
Junior Y. P. S. C. E., 93 
Jurisdiction, 156 
Justices, 18,19 

Keenan, Mary, 42 
Keever, Perry, 143 
Kelsey, Augusta, 38 
Kelsey, Fanny, 81, 92 
Kelsey, James, 81 
Kelsey, Oscar, 38, 87, 92 
Kellogg, Rev. H., 103 
Kelly, Hiram, 35, 135 
Kelly, S. D., 127 
Kenesaw Mt., Ga., 116 
Kenilworth, 27 
Kennedy, Rev. B. J.. 103 
Kennedy, Huldah, 38 
Kennedy, Philo P., 29, 38, 77, 

Kennedy, Sarah, 38 

Kennedy, Theodore, 38 

Kent, Zeno, 53 

Kent House, 73 

Kent, 157 

Kentucky, 109, 110 

Kerr, Prof. Earl S., 42, 92, 93, 

Kerr, Rev. T. H., 104 
Kerruish, W. S., 63, 64, 145 
Kerwin, George, 72 
Kilborn, Leonard, 19 
Killingworth, 18, 20, 27, 81 
Kingsbury, Rev. C. T., 103 
Kirk, Prof. William T., 72 
Kirk's Military Band, 72 
Kirkwood, Andrew, 83 
Kitchen, 30, 59, 97, 98 
Knitted Apparel, 34 
Knowlton, Dr., 63, 145 
Krafton, W., 142, 177 

Labor Donated, 159 
Lack of Railroads, 28 
Lacy, Mary J., 38 
Lacy, Solon S., 38, 156 
Ladies' Aid, 99 
Ladies' Dime Society, 105 
Ladies' O. T. M., 161 
Ladies' Temperance League, 

148, 149, 150 
Lake Erie, 95 
Lake, Rev. V., 103 
Lamb, Andrew, J., 119 
Lamb, Nathan, 125 
Lamb, Orris, 125 
Lamps, 32, 97 
Land, Plow and Grass, 15 
Lane, Abner, 69, 70, 71, 73 
Lane, Albert, 36 
Lane, Caroline, 155 
Lane, Charles, 63, 86, 87, 92, 

Lane, Chauncey, 38, 90 
Lane, Chauncey B., 6, 41, 42, 

87, 92, 108, 110, 113, 119, 

167, 173, 176, 178, 179, 

180, 181 
Lane, Cleora, 41, 69, 71, 73, 

Lane, Edward, 71 
Lane, Edna, 42, 93 
Lane, Elisha, 38, 83, 87, 90, 

Lane, Emma, 38 
Lane, Frank, 69, 71, 73, 92, 

Lane, Harriet, 155 
Lane, Hattie, 93, 159, 160, 

Lane, Hosmer, 71, 87, 92, 93 
Lane, Julius, 38, 90 91 
Lane, Lenora (Pascal), 146 
Lane, Lucy, 38 
Lane, Luman, 7, 9, 12, 16, 19, 

55, 81, 82, 86, 87, 90, 91, 

Lane, Mary, 38, 155 
Lane, Phoebe, 38, 155 
Lane, Sherman H., 119, 127, 

Lane, Samuel A., 7, 113 

Lanning, Jane, 38 
Lanning, Isaac, 38, 119 
Lantern, 32, 136 
Last Fair, 153 
Last Nail, 136 
Last Pastor, 79 
Latimer, Rev. E. C, 104 
Later Military History, 25 
Lavergne, Tenn., 122 
Laws, 147, 150, 157, 164 
Lawns, 33 
Leach, John, 134 
Leach, Orris, 38 
Leach, Sally, 38 
Learned, Rev. Dwight, 85 
Learned, Rev. Robert C, 85, 

Lectures, 144 
Ledges, 11, 173, 187 
Ledsham, Alfred, 38, 110, 139 
Ledsham, Emma, 38 
Ledsham's Mills, 188 
Lee, Eli, 84 
Leech, Cotton, 19 
Leech, Levi, 19 
Legislature, 47, 56, 77, 89 
Lemmon, Rev. Charles H., 86 
Lemmon, Mrs. Charles H., 93 
Letters, Church, 75 
Lewis, Mary, 94 
Lewis, Julian, 135 
Liberty Pole, 35 
Liberty St., 100, 139 
Library, 59, 60, 91, 104, 141, 

171, 169, 184 
Library of Yale College, 27 
License, 98, 147 
Lighting District, 177 
Lights, 60 
Lincoln, Pres., 108 
Liquor, 147, 152 
Liquor Vendors, 147 
Lister, Walter B., 9 
Lister, Walter S., 6, 43, 168, 

171, 176, 178, 179, 180 
Lister, Mrs. Walter S., 42, 43, 

92, 172 
List of Business Men, 29 
List of Families, 36 — 39 
Litchfield S. Association, 52 
Livingston, Henry, 29, 38,119 
Livingston, Laura, 38 
Local Option, 151 
Location, Church, 76, 77, 78, 

89, 96 
Location of Post Office, 127 
Locke, Rev. W. H., 103 
Loco-focos, 35, 40, 41, 164 
Locust Grove Cemetery, 116, 

Locust Hill, 187 
Log Block House, 53 
Log Cabin, 15, 35, 184, 186 
Log Chains, 129 
Logging Bees, 20, 26 
Logging Frock, 48 
Log House, 82, 89 
Log School Building, 24, 53, 

94, 184 
Long, Adam, 38 
Long, Elizabeth, 38 
Longfellow's Poem, 27 
Long Island Sound, 27 
Loomis, Elisha, 19,^22, 25, 137 
Loomis & Johnson, 14 
Loomis' Mills, 130, 188 

INDEX— Continued 


Lord, Huldah. 18 
Lord, Mabel, 18 
Lots, 15, 19 
Lot, Society, 91 
Louisville, Ky., 114, 123 
Loyal Temperance Legion, 

158, 159 
Luce, Rev. F. W., 103 
Luke, Mr., 135 
Lumber, 137 
Lusk, Henry.. 96 
Lyceum, 59 
Lyceum Hall, 41, 64, 142, 187 

• M 

Macedonia, 30, 86, 96, 108, 
110, 127, 132, 139, 165 

Machinery, 29, 33 

Mack-a-de-pe-nessy, 56 

Mack, Rev. W. B., 103 

Mackinaw, 56 

Madden, John, 29, 136, 141 

Madden, Peter, 29, 141 

Magazines, 171 

Mail, 30, 108, 109 

Mail, Daily, 127 

Mail Route, 132 

Mail, Tri-weekly, 28, 127, 131 

Mail, Weekly, 127 

Mall, A. A., 41 

Malone, James, 119 

Manager, 155, 170 

Manlove, George, 140 

Mantua, 44, 46, 61, 75 

Manual Training, 43 

Manufacturers, 137, 143 

Map, 131 

Maple Trees, 52, 186 

Maple Sugar, 23, 137 

Marble City, 187 

Marble, Levi, 111 

Marble Slab, 111 

Marietta, Ga., 113, 115, 120 

Markets, 28, 143 

Marshal, 45 

Marshal, Charles H., 125 

Martial Band, 71 

Martial Music, 113 

Marvin, Judge U. S., 63, 64, 
145, 150 

Marvin, Rev. J., 103 

Mason, 29, 138 

Mason, Milton A., 120 

Mason, Nathan G., 120 

Masonic Building, 135, 142 

Masonic Hall, 138, 156 

Masonry, 156 

Masons, Chapter, 156 

Massachusetts, 45, 47 

Massa-sauger, 10, 22 

Mass Meetings, 35, 148, 150, 

Mathematics, 41 

Mathematics, Higher, 60 

Mather, Cassius F., 40, 125 

Mather, Elias, 19, 137 

Matherson, Mrs., 155 

Mattocks, F. W., 61 

Maumee, 48, 49, 50, 55 

Maxam, Alonzo, 38, 120 

Maxam, Ansel, 38 

Maxam, Clarissa, 38 

Maxam, Earl S., 178 

Maxam, Hannah, 38, 102 

Maxam, Isaac, 38 

Maxam, Mariett, 38 
Maxam, Mary, 38 
Maxam, William P., 38, 102 
McAnderson, Lucretia, 38 
McAnderson, Robert, 38 
McBride, R. T., 43 
McCarty, Rev. J. H., 100, 103 
McClintock, Milo, 125 
McCreary, Rev. E. D., 103 
McCreery, E. J., 41, 43, 96, 

128, 140, 141, 177, 178 
McCreery, Mrs. E. J., 99, 161 
McDowell, Malcolm, 110 
McElroy, David, 140 
McElroy, Mrs. David, 94 
McFarland, Harvey, 96, 99 
McGoff, Betsey, 38 
McGoff, John, 38 
Mcintosh, John, 38 
Mcintosh, Olive, 38 
McKinney, Hon. Henry, 63, 

McKinney, William, 120, 127, 

McLean, Rev. J., 103 
McLaughlin, M., 134 
McManus, Elodie, 93 
McManus, Florence, 93 
McManus, Robert T., 71, 142 
McMillen, Hannah, 38 
McMillen, Loren, 38 
McNulty, Rev. Charles M., 

McRoot, Rev., 150 
Mead, Henry, 120 
Mead, John, 120 
Mead, Sarah, 38 
Mead, William, 38, 125 
Meadville, Pa., 51 
Meal, 137 
Measurements, 111 
Meat, 31, 45 
Mechanics, 15, 19 
Medina Co., 165 
Medical Attention, 23 
Medical Profession, 144 
Medicine, Study of, 144, 145 
Meeting-House, 53, 76, 80 
Melodeons, 59, 60 
Membership, 54, 75, 80, 88, 

Members of Congress, 57, 63 
Members of State Legisla- 
ture, 57 
Memorial Exercises, 126 
Memorial Day, 126 
Memphis, Tenn., 122 
Merrick. John, 38 
Merrick, Sabra, 38 
Merriam, Heman, 102 
Merriam, Lavina, 25, 40 
Merwin, Mr., 49 
Meteoric Display, 162 
Methodist Episcopal Church, 

40, 41, 69, 79, 89, 94-107, 

142, 148, 149 
Methodist Meeting-House, 76 
Methodist Society, 96 
Mexican War, 118 
Middlebury, 15 
Middlesex Co., Conn., 27 
Middlefield, 44 
Milford, 13 

Military Committees, 109 
Militia Law, 26 
Milk, 45, 137, 139 

Milkhouse, 33 

Milk Products, 139 

Miller, Fred, 141 

Miller, Rev. J. Q. A., 104 

Mills, 138 

Mills, Alanson, 38, 83, 98, 

104, 127, 156 
Mills, Doratha, 38 
Mills, Gideon, 14, 71, 83, 87 

101, 124, 139 
Mills, Hays, 125 
Mills, Isaac, 14 
Mills, Lucy, 155 
Mills, Dr. Oliver, 23, 144 
Mills, Philo, 82 
Mills & Hoadley, 13, 14, 131 
Mill Springs, Ky., 123 
Millsville, 13, 14, 137, 138. 

Mill Yard, 138 
Mineral Point Zinc Co., 145 
Minister to Spain, 63 
Ministers, 57 
Minute Men, 110 
Minutes, 77 
Missildine, Robert, 75 
Missionary, 56, 57, 81, 82, 86, 

94, 106 
Missions, 79, 93, 106 
Mission Station, 49, 51 
Mississippi River, 122 
Mitchell, Robert, 71 
Mizer, George, 141 
Moccasins, 50, 51 
Moderator, 76, 79 
Molasses, 45 
Money, 35 

Money Scarcity, 19, 23, 24, 53 
Money Orders, 127 
Money Order Receipts, 127 
Monks, George, 125 
Monks, Thomas, 125 
Monks, Rev. William, 103 
Monks, Zarah C, 125 
Monument, 111, 179 
Moore, Cordelia, 38 
Moore, Frances, 43 
Moore, George, 38 
Moore, Mildred, 42 
Moran, Annhona, 38 
Moran, James, 38 
Morgan, Rev. Garfield, 104 
Mormonism, 161 
Mortality, 33 
Mortgaged Tract, 54 
Morton, Rev. A. D., 103 
Moltershead, Rev. Joseph, 

Mountjoy, A. R., 171, 177 
Mount Union, 146 
Mueller, Rev. D. H., 103 
Munn, A. R., 86 
Murdock, Ruth, 41 
Murphy Movement, 150 
Music, 55, 59, 66—74, 145, 

Musician, 116 — 125, 144 
Muskets, 109 
Muster, 113 — 125 
Muster Roll, 109 
Myrick, Joseph, 25 
Myrick, Josiah, 19 


INDEX— Continued 


Naming Township, 182 
Nashville, 113, 121, 123 
Nashville & Chattanooga R. 

R., 114, 117, 118, 122 
National Cemetery, 121 
Natures Contribution, 9-12, 

28, 66, 139 
Neighborhood, 21, 23 
Neighborhood Social Life, 34 
Nelson, Alonzo L., 29, 30, 38, 

127, 141, 147 
Nelson, Belville, 38, 155 
Nelson, David, 71 
Nelson, Dr. Jay O., 146 
Nelson, Mary Ann, 38 
Nelson, Salmon, 38, 80, 108, 

Newburgh, 15, 20, 24, 35, 51, 

96, 150 
New England, 41, 46, 66, 81, 

107,155,166, 180, 186, 188 
New Haven, 13, 14, 16, 27, 47, 

New London, 86 
New Orleans Molasses. 147 
New Township of T., 18-27 
New Year's Day, 179 
New York, 34, 54, 128, 140 
New York Owners, 138 
News from Front, 109 
Newspaper, 109, 184 
Nichodemus, Mr., 135 
Nicol, Alexander, 83 
Niles, Judge, 44 
Nichols, Amanda, 38 
Nichols, Bela F., 127 
Nichols, Caleb, 38 
Nichols, Comfort, 38, 81 
Nichols, Francis, 38 
Nichols, Fremont A., 93 
Nichols, Luther H., 69, 92, 

93, 178 
Nichols, Mrs. Luther H., 94 
Nichols, Lydia, 38 
Nichols, Maria, 38 
Nichols, Noah P., 19, 81, 102 
Nichols, Orrin P., 74, 111, 

127, 128, 132, 139 
Nichols, Orson, 38 
Nichols, Oscar A., 7, 104, 110, 

Nichols, Roy W., 127 
Nichols, Wealthy, 38 
Nonconformists, 44 
Norris, Rev. G. T., 104 
Norris, Rev. Ira, 103 
North, Lavina, 25 
North, Mary, 38, 149 
North, Junia, 25, 38, 75, 77, 

79, 80 
North Chicago, 145 
North-East O. Conf., 95 
N. O. T. & L. Co., 177 
Northfleld, 10, 20, 28, 75, 96, 

131, 153 
North Killingworth, 27 
North Ohio Conference, 95 
North Street, 133 
North Street Band, 71 
Norton, Rev. A., 103 
Norton, Ann, 102 
Norton, Horace, 25, 38 
Norton, James, 102 
Norton, Meranda, 38 

Norton, Millie, 69 
Notaries Public, 128 
Notes, 17, 24 
Number of Students, 57 
Nutting, Prof., 21 


Oak, 139 
Oberlin, 63, 146 
Obligations Postponed, 24 
Odell, John, 90, 141 
Officers, 110, 155, 159, 160, 

171, 176, 177 
Official Board, 99 
Ohio, 160, 161 
Ohio Conference, 95 
Ohio Com. of Schools, 63 
Ohio District, 95 
Ohio Observer, 138 
Ohio River, 95, 110 
Ohio W. H. M. U., 93 
Old Academy. 52 
Old Age, 167 ' 
Old Curiosity Shop, 147 
Oldest Man in 1846, 167 
O'Neal, M., 156 
Orator of the Day, 112 
Orchestra, 67, 73, 102 
Ordinance of Baptism, 76 
Organization, 81, 94, 100, 128, 

148, 157, 161, 171, 176 
Ornithologist, 11 
Osborn, Charles, 38 
Osborn, Ezra, 17, 19 
Osborn, Mrs. Ezra, 17 
Osborn, Jane, 38 
Ottawas, 56 
Otto, Mrs. E. M., 94 
Ovens, Brick, 30 
Oviatt, Anderson, 120 
Oviatt, Benjamin, 90 
Oviatt, Capt., 15 
Oviatt, Edwin, 113 
Oviatt, Harriet, 38 
Oviatt, Josiah, 38, 110 
Oviatt, L. H., 41 
Oviatt, Lucinda, 38 
Oviatt, Luman, 38 
Oviatt, Lyman, 120 
Oviatt, Margaret, 38 
Oviatt, Samuel, 38 
Oviatt, Sarah Ann, 38 
Oviatt, Silas, 156 
Oviatt, Solomon, 38, 139 
Oxen, 45, 48, 112, 129 
Ox Cart, 184 
Ox Teams, 20, 25 
Oyster Supper, 67 

Packs, 20, 129 
Pageant, 181—183 
Palm, Henry L., 125 
Palmer, Rev. Horace, 85, 92 
Palmer, Nathaniel J., 17, 19 
Panorama, 9, 182 
Pantry, 30, 98 
Paring Bees, 26 
Parliament, 85 
Park, 111, 113, 187 
Parker, Louis N., 181 
Parkinson, Prof., 71, 72 
Parks, Charles, 38, 120 
Parks, Chrystia, 38, 93, 155 

Parks, E. Lewis, 38, 90, 91, 

Parks, Hester, 38 
Parks, Lizzie, 155 
Parks, Minerva, 38 
Parks, William, 38, 99, 111, 

Parmelee, Dan, 83, 87, 90 
Parmelee, Edwin E., 35, 36, 

Parmelee, Evelyn A., 69, 70, 

109, 110, 120, 128, 157, 

Parmelee, Francis, 92, 93 
Parmelee, Frank, 71 
Parmelee, Gardner, 38, 111, 

112, 140, 167 
Parmelee, Harriet, 38, 155 
Parmelee, Henry, 10, 70, 142 
Parmelee, James, 36 
Parmelee, Joel, 38, 84, 86, 87, 

90, 91, 92 
Parmelee, Josiah, 36 
Parmelee, Juliette, 63 
Parmelee, Mary, 36 
Parmelee, Miss M. E., 155 
Parmelee, Rhoda, 38 
Parmelee, Spenser, 102 
Parmelee, Sylvia, 155 
Parmelee, Thomas, 142 
Parmelee, William, 71, 87 
Parmelee, Zeno, 30, 69, 87, 

90, 92, 138, 142 
Parmelee's Falls, 188 
Parsonage, 91, 97, 98, 104,105 
Party, Wedding, 34 
Passenger Bus, 178 
Pastor, 52, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 

83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 98, 99, 

103, 104, 145, 146, 149, 

Pastor Emeritus, 87 
Pasture, 163, 168 
Patch, Red, 35 
Paths, Blazed, 130 
Patrimony, 52 
Patriotism, 35, 108, 157, 181, 

Pavement, 134, 169, 184 
Pearson, Rev. W. H., 104, 125 
Pease, George, 38 
Pease, George, 121 
Pease, Susan, 38 
Pedestrianism, 130 
Penmanship, 55, 59 
Pennsylvania, 95, 128 
Pennsylvania Teams, 131 
Perkins, Mr., 19 
Perry, 75 

Perry, Oliver H., Council, 157 
Persecutions, 55 
Personality, Mr. Bissell's, 56 
Personality, Elder Turner's, 

Personal Property, 184 
Pews, Free, 97 
Pews, Owners of, 90 
Pewter, 31 
Philanthropy, 154 
Phillips, Rev., 104 
Phillips, R., 80 
Physicians, 57, 58, 144 — 146 
Piano, 59, 60, 68, 73, 74 
Pickets, 33 

Pickett's Mills, 122, 125 
Pictures, Moving, 73 

INDEX— Continued 


Pierce, Pres. Geo. E., 85 

Pierce, Rev., 51 

Pierson, Rev. Abraham, 27 

Pig, 25, 31 

Pillows, 32 

Pine Trees, 11, 187 

Pioneers, 8, 184, 187 

Postoffice, 19, 108, 127, 141 
Postoffice and Civil Status, 

127, 128 
Potatoes, 15 
Pottawattamies, 63 
Pottinger, Wm., 125, 162 
Poultry, 31 

Powell, Theodore S., 80 
Powers, Catherine, 38 

Pittsburg, 28, 44, 46, 55, 59, Powers, Edwin, 121 

Pittsburg Conference, 95 
Plainfield, Vt., 66 
Planets, 163 
Plan, 20, 170 
Plan of Union, 81 
Plank Road, 59, 131, 132, 134, 

Planks, 33—44 
Planks, Ash and Oak, 132 
Plants, Marine, 12 
Plants, Terrestial, 12 
Piatt, Charlotte Ann, 38 
Piatt, William, 38 
Platting of Township, 131 
Pledge, 148—150 
Plow, 129 
Plymouth, 44, 48, 51 

Powers, Robert, 29, 38 

Practice, Religious, 70, 72, 73 

Practice, Medical and Den- 
tal, 144—146 

Pranks, 62 

Prayer Meetings, 78, 88, 89, 
91, 148, 163 

Pratt, Alice (Clark), 68 

Pratt, Harvey H., 121 

Pratt, Jesse, 121 

Preaching, 75 — 107 

Preachers, 75, 107 

Preachers, Local, 99 

Preachers, Traveling, 99 

Preamble, 154 

Preface, 6 

Preferred Stock, 177 

Prentiss, Luther B., 66 

Plympton, Rev. Billings, 103Prentiss, Mary (Foote), 

Poem, 61—186 

Pokagon, Chief, 63, 145 

Political Parties, 45 

Political Status, 132 

Politics, 35, 162, 164 

Pompon, 71 

Pond, 23 

Pond, Preston, 19 

Population, 28, 184 

Pork, 15, 45 

Portage County, 18, 35 

Prentiss, Mendon, 125 
Prentiss, Willard C, 66, 121, 

156, 167 
Prentiss, Mrs. Willard C, 7, 

156, 159 
Presbyterian Church, 53 
Presbyterian Society, 53 
Presbytery, 64, 81, 82, 83, 84 
Presbytery, Portage, 81, 84 
President of W. C. T. U., 151, 


Portage County Baptist As-Presiding Elder, 95, 102, 103 

sociation, 75, 77, 78 Price of Chopping, 17, 24 

Portage River, 50 Primitive Homes, 22 

Portage Presbytery, 81, 83, Principal, High School, 42 

84, 92 

Porter, Amanda, 37, 155 
Porter, Arba, 90 
Porter, Henry, 112 
Porter, Lydia, 37 
Porter, William, 37, 90 
Portland, 49, 51 
Portsmouth Grove, 117 

Prisoners, 25 
Pritchard, Mrs. Sylvia, 38 
Private in War, 113 — 125 
Privations, 45 
Problems, 6, 178 
Problems, Rural, 107 
Proctor, Nathan R., 125 
Produce, 24, 143 

Post, Aaron, 21, 22, 24, 38, Products, Agricultural, 153 

96, 101, 162 Profanity, 60, 87 

Post, Adin, 38, 97 Professional Life, 144—146 

Post, Amy, 38 Profits, 177 

Post, Ann, 38 Programs, 61, 160 

Post, Aurelius, 86, 89, 100,Promotion, Bank, 176 


Post, Elbrige, 124 
Post, Franklin, 38, 41 
Post, Giles, 38, 102, 121 
Post, Hannah, 38, 97 
Post, Harry E., 41 
Post, Henry C, 124 
Post, Jane, 38, 142 
Post, Joshua, 20 
Post, Luna, 38 
Post, Maria, 102 
Post, Naomi ,101 
Post, Philo, 38 
Post, Sidney, 124 
Post, Zina, 14 
Postal Receipts, 127 
Postal Telegraph Co., 133 
Postmaster, 30, 181 

Promotion, R. R., 133 
Property, Church, 89 
Proposition, 169, 170, 173, 

Proprietor, 135, 148, 149, 168 
Prosser, Rev. L. D., 103 
Prosperity, Era of, 28 — 39 
Provisions, 59 
Psalms, 90 

Psychic Condition, 162 
Public Burying Ground, 166 
Public Money, 55 
Public Sale, 166 
Public Schools, 40—43 
Public Speakers, 149, 150 
Public Square, 15, 18, 24, 40, 

128, 153, 162, 174 

Pulmonary Diseases, 33, 57, 

Pulpit, 96 
Puncheons, 130 
Punishment, 40 
Puritan Conference, 82 


Quilting Bees, 26 
Quarries, 140, 151 
Quarterly Conference, 98 
Queen Victoria, 67 
Quicksand, 134 
Quigley, Maria, 155 


Race Track, 153 
Races, Various, 160 
Rader, Rev. L. S., 100, 104 
Railroads, 132 — 134 
Rails, 33, 131 
Raisings, 20, 26 
Raisins, 88 
Raleigh, John, 38 
Raleigh, Mary, 38 
Rally, Temperance, 151 
Rations, 109 
Rattlesnakes, 10, 22 
Ravenna, 35, 46, 95, 131 
Reading Room, 169,171, 184 
Ready-made Garments, 154 
Real Estate, 184 
Rebel Prison, 118 
Records, Church, 84, 92, ,94 

97, 98 
Records, Non-existent, 6 
Records, Society, 154 
Redfield, Eliza, 38 
Redfield, Esther, 38, 155 
Redfield, Josiah, 38, 69, 83,92 
Redfield, Orrin S., 70, 121 
Redfield, Richard, 67, 69, 92, 

Reed, Rev. Arthur T., 87 
Reed, Mrs. Arthur T., 93, 159 

160, 161 
Reed, Calyin T., 78, 80 
Reed, Eliza P., 6, 75, 93, 158, 

Reed, Mrs. Henry J., 161 
Reed, Mary, 38 
Reed, Hon. M. C, 126 
Reed, Nathaniel, 38, 80 
Reeves, Rev. Asahel, 103 
Reeves, Rev. L. M., 103 
Reform Work, 151 
Regiments, 108 — 126 
Religious Situation in T., 106 
Remuneration, 45, 76 
Reorganization of Schools, 

41, 42 
Repairs, 90, 96, 105 
Representative, State, 128 
Republican, 45 
Resignation, 85 
Reservoirs, 174 
Retrospect, 64 
Reunions, Family, 180 
Reunions, Soldiers, 71 
Revenue, 147 
Revivals, 76, 78, 79, 88, 100, 

Revolutionary War, 44 
Rhodes, Carrie P., 158 


INDEX— Continued 

Riceville, la., 98 
Rich, Louis, 126 
Richard, Mrs. S., 155 
Richardson, Caroline, 102 
Richardson, Daniel W., 38, 

87, 90, 92, 109, 110, 179 
Richardson, Edwin T., 1, 27, 

135, 141, 179 
Richardson, Sarah Ann, 179 
Richardson, Sarah, 35 
Richardson, William, 179 
Richfield, 129, 164 
Richmond, Lyman, 19 
Richmond, Mary, 38 
Richmond, Orson, 38, 125 
Richmond, Virgil, 121 
Richner, Charles, 112, 178 
Rider, Rev. W. H., 103 
Rifles, 54, 109 

Riley, Charles E., 42, 71, 87, 
93, 167, 172, 173, 176, 177, 
Riley, David, 29, 38 
Riley, Eppy, 126 
Riley, Harriet, 38 
Riley, Lorenzo, 90, 91, 139 
Riley, Mary, 38 
Riley, Mary Jane, 38, 126 
Riley, Melissa, 38, 91, 93, 155 
Riley, Oretta, 94, 161 
Riley, Orsmon, 29, 38, 80, 156 
Riley, Talmon F., 29, 38 
Ringgold, Ga., 119 
Risley, F. H., 61 
Roach and Bissell, 139, 178 
Roach, Alonzo N., 142, 177 
Roach, Chloe, 102 
Roach, Diantha, 38 
Roach, Gilbert, 38 
Roach, James, 38, 96, 97, 101, 

Roach, Martin, 38 
Roach, Mary, 101 
Roach, Minerva, 38 
Roach, Moses, 38, 142 
Roach, Sarah, 38 
Roads, 53, 130 — 135 
Robbing, Rev. J. W., 103 

Roberts, Experience, 102 

Roberts, Lucy Ann, 102 

Rock Formation, 12 

Rogers, Rev. L., 103 

Roll Call, 91 

Romance, 44, 162 

Roniger, Jane, 38 

Roniger, Morris, 167 

Roniger, Oliver, 38, 157 

Root, Riley, 92, 125 

Rostrum, 96, 97 

Rowland, Rev. D., 96, 100 

Royalton, 164 

Rudd, William, 167 

Rudgers, Allah, 180 

Rudiments of Music, 67 

Rules of Practice, 81, 83 

Rules of T. Institute, 60 

Rum, 147, 187 

Rural Free Delivery, 127, 184 

Rural Life, 168 

Rural Probem, 107 

Russia, 160 

Rye, 137, 147 


Sabbath, 62 

Sabbath, Breaking, 87 

Sabbath School, 47 

Salary, 14, 54, 82, 85, 86, 87 

Saloon, 149 — 151 

Saloonkeeper, 149 — 151 

Salt, 17, 23 

Salt Marsh, 27 

Samuel Bissell and T. Ins., 

Samuel Bissell Memorial Li- 
brary Association, 6, 7, 
158, 170, 172 

Sand, 32 

Sandstone, 111, 139, 140, 188 

Sandusky City, 49, 55 

Sap-boats, 130 

Sap Boiling, 20 

Sap Troughs, 130 

Sawmill, 15, 22, 137, 139, 147 

Sawmill, Steam, 132 

Sawyer, Mr., 19 

Saybrook, 20, 27 

Scandinavia, 160 

Schmalzle, Charles, 163 
Schmalzle, Frieda, 42 
Scholz, Gustave, 93 
Schools, 40—65 
Schoolhouse, 18, 24, 142, 172 
Schoolhouse of Logs, 40 
Schoolhouse of Logs on 

Square, 24, 40 
Schoolhouse Lot, 174 
School Grounds, 159, 173 
Schools Centralized, 169, 172, 

Schooner, 49 
Scorers, 136 

Scott, Rev. Joseph H., 85 
Scott, Mrs. Joseph H., 154 
Scott, Sarah, 102 
Scott, William, 83 
Scoutten, Frank, 73, 137 
Scoutten, J. D., 157 
Scoutten, S. D., 71-73 
Sealing Wax, 30 
Seats, 40, 53 

Second Church, 55, 82, 83 
Secrest, Rev. J. S., 103 
Secret Service M«n, 150, 151 
Selby, Dr., 125, 144 
Semi-Centennial, 112, 179 
Seneca, 56 
Sergeant, 114—125 
Sermon, 77, 90, 96 
Sessions, 59, 77 
Settlement at Millsville, 13 — 

17, 112, 179 
Seward, Rev. John, 46, 47, 81, 

82, 145 
Sewer System, 169 
Sewing Machine, 186 
Sewing by Hand, 22, 34 
Sewing Society, 154 
Seymour, Augustus, 121 
Shafer, Mr. and Mrs., 87 
Shannon, Wilson, 26 
Sharp, Rev. Andrew, 86, 87 
Sharp, Mrs. E. P., 93 
Sharpshooters, 56 
Shattuck, Ira, 125 
Shaylersville, 46 
Sheds, 90, 97 
Sheep, 9, 16, 31, 129, 137 

Sheldon, Festus, 38 
Sheldon, Mrs. Festus, 155 
Shepherd, Mr., 92 
Shepherdess, The, 67 
Sheriff, County, 128 
Shiloh, Battle of, 118, 120, 

Shirting, 17 
Shoes, 34 

Shoemakers, 29, 34, 141 
Shops, 53, 140—142 
Shooting Stars, 162, 163 
Shotguns, 109 
Shroeder, Louis, 121 
Shrubs, 33 
Sickness, 22, 23 
Sidewalk, 159 
Sikes, Cynthia Amelia, 58 
Silver Creek Baptist Conf., 76 
Singing, Church, 92, 102 
Singing Master, 66 
Singing School, 66 — 68 
Sitting-room, 30 
Skeels, Ruth, 35 
Sketch, Historical, 19 
Skill with Herbs, 23, 33 
Slate, 46 

Slaughter of Birds, 27 
Slaves, Escaping, 164 
Slavery, 88 
Sleds, 130 
Sleighbells, 165 
Slough, 15 
Small-pox, 167 

Smith, Agnes, 38, 90 

Smith, A. G., 61 

Smith, Amanda, 38 — 155 

Smith, Calvin, 121 

Smith, Carrie, 93, 161 

Smith, Edmund, 38 

Smith, Hannah, 38 

Smith, Isaac, 38, 125 

Smith, John, 90, 111, 121 

Smith, Kirby, 109 

Smith, Mary, 38 

Smith, Philetus, 90 

Smith, Richard, 90 

Smith, Will, 71 

Smoke House, 33 

Snuff, Scotch, 140 

Soap, Soft, 22, 30 32 

Social Center, 34 

Social Gatherings, 26, 70, 159 

Social Institutions, 67 

Social Privileges, 26 

Societies, 104, 153—161 

Sodon, Edward, 122 

Sodon, George, 121 

Soldiers' Aid Society, 108, 155 

Solon, 21, 96, 130, 138, 139, 
141, 153, 157, 162, 164, 
174, 180 

Somersetshire, 44 

Sons of Temperance, 147 

Source of Supplies, 29, 143 

South Hamilton, Mass., 99 

Southland, The, 161 

Southworth, Asenath, 38 

Southworth, Azubah, 38 

Southworth, Prudence, 103 

Southworth, Sylvester, 38, 92 

Southworth, Victoria, 67 

Southworth William, 38, 83, 
90, 102 

Spanish-American War, 126 

Species of Birds, 11 

INDEX— Continued 


Special Election, 42, 133 

Specialists, 145 

Spelling Schools, 32, 34 

Spencer, Warren B., 62 

Spencer, Mrs., 155 

Spinning Wheel, 22, 186 

Spirits, Ardent, 88 

Spirit of America, 182 

Spirit of Twinsburg, 182 

Spirit of Unity, 181 

Spoons, 31 

Spread Eagle, 112 

Springer, Charles, 122 

Spring on Square, 26 

Spring Wagon, 130 

Spring Water, 30 

Springs, 163, 173 

Spruces, 11 

Square, A Common, 30 

Square, Improved, 113 

Square Room, 30 

Squirrel Hunters, 108 

Stage, 47 

Stage Arrival, 131 

Stage Coach, 131, 169, 186 

Stage, Daily, 59 

Stage Driver, 131 

Stage Line Acquired, 28 

Stage Line Discontinued, 30 

Stage Line Doomed, 132 

Stage Property, 131, 182 

Stage Route, 132, 138 

Stairs, 30 

Standards of Living, 29, 143 

Stanley, Albert N., 38, 140, 

Stanley, Charles, 90 
Stanley, Frederick, 16, 18, 29, 

36, 38, 90, 138 
Stanley, George, 38, 87, 89, 

90, 92, 122, 127 
Stanley, Josephine, 38 
Stanley, Maria, 19 
Stanley, Mary, 93, 161 
Stanley, Nancy, 38, 155 
Stanley, Thankful, 38 
Stanton, Sec, 110 
Star-Spangled Banner, 183 
Stark, Gen., 50 
Stark, Mollv, 50 
Starkweather, Ezra, 38, 132, 

Starkweather, Laura, 38, 155 
Starkweather, Thomas, 122 
State Action, 172 
State Constitution, 133 
State Convention, 77 
State Legislature, 128 
State Senator, 63 
Station, 96 

Statute Books of Ohio, 157 
Stearns, Charles H., 122 
Stearns, Rev. D. M., 103 
Stearns, Rev. H. N., 103 
Stearns, Dr. J. G., 29, 144 
Stein, Mr., 135 
Stephens, Mrs. S., 155 
Stevens, Clark, 92 
Stevens, Mrs. Dr., 155 
Stevens, John G., 38, 90 
Stevens, Mary, 38 
Stevens, Rev. W. D., 104 
Stevens, Rev. William, 103 
Stewards, 99 

Stewart, Rev. L. H., 103 

Stickney, Indiana, 50 

Stickney, MoUie, 50 

Stickney, One, 50 

Stickney, Two, 50 

Stiles, Dr., 48 

Stimson, Charles, 29, 38 

Stimson, Mary, 38, 155 

Stingel, Adam, 142, 178 

Stingel, Mrs. Adam, 160, 161 

Stingel, Roy, 74 

Stingel, Mrs. Roy, 74 

St. Luke's Hospital, 177 

Stockham, Rev. A. C, 104 

Stockham, Mrs. A. C, 106 

Stock, 133 

Stock Carried, 141 

Stock Issued, 132 

Stockholders, 132, 175 

Stone, 15 

Stone Fence, 166 

Stone House, 46 

Stonemason, 29 

Stone River, Battle of, 115, 

118, 123, 125 
Stone School Building, 58, 64 
Store, 140—142, 147, 188 
Store, Nelson's, 109 
Store, Stone, 147 
Storeroom, 64 
Storm, 113 
Stoves, 31, 32 
Stoves and Tinware, 29 
Stow, Betsey A., 102 
Straight, Anna, 180 
Straight, Mr., 139 
Stratton, Charles S., 35 
Streetsboro, 96, 153 
Strong, Rev. Josiah, 150 
Stroup, Rev. Ner. W., 103 
Students, 30, 58, 168 
Study, Pastor's, 91 
Sturges, Rev. A. G., 103 
Style, 27, 33 

Subscriptions, 97, 111, 167 
Suburb, 143 
Sugar, 31 
Sugar Trees, 15 
Sullivant, Bridget, 38 
Sullivant, Michael, 38 
Sultana, Steamer, 122 
Summary, 58, 169 
Summit County, 13, 164, 165, 

Summit County Agricultural 

Society, 128 
Summit County Fair, 35 
Summit County Lodge of F. 

& A. M., 15.5—157 
Summit No. 74, 156 
Summit-Portage District, 63 
Sunday School, 77—79, 92, 

102, 104—106 
Superintendent of S. S., 92, 

99, 104 
Superintendent of J. E. L., 

Superintendent of L. T. Le- 
gion, 156 
Superintendent of Schools, 41 
Superintendent of Roads, 128 
Supervision Established, 41 
Supplies, 108, 130 
Support, 48 
Support, Pastoral, 104 
Surgeons, 118 

Surgeon's Certificate, 113 — 

Surveying, 14, 58 
Surveys, 133, 134, 174 
Swan Creek, 50 
Swan, Edna, 42 
Swayze, Rev. William, 95, 103 
Swengel, Rev. A. Wilmer, 86 
Sword, 25 
Sycamore Tree, 138 

Tables, 31 

Tackett, Rev. Ignatius, 103 

Tagg, Rev. J. H., 103 

Taggart, Thomas, 70 

Taggart, William, 71 

Tailoring, 29, 141 

Talmadge, 157 

Tamarack Bog, 11 

Tappen, A. W., 61 

Taverns, 13, 55, 135, 140, 142, 

Taxes, 173 
Tax Levy, 171 
Taylor, Amos Cook, 16, 19 
Taylor, Daniel R., 43, 124, 

Taylor, Rev. Edward H., 103 
Taylor, Harriet, 102 
Taylor, Hector, 38, 87, 90, 

127, 141, 143 ,156 
Taylor, Jane, 101 
Taylor, Polly C, 38, 155 
Taylor, Royal, 142, 179 
Taylor, Samuel A., 83 
Taylor, Timothy, 16, 102 
Tea, 23 

Teachers, 42, 57, 144, 146, 147 
Team. 45, 164, 165 
Telegraph, 133 
Telegraph Office, 134 
Telegraph Wires, 134 
Telepathy, 162 
Telephone, 184, 186 
Telephone Exchange, 141 
Telephone Service Unified, 

Temperance, 54, 55, 83, 88, 

Temperance Society, 106 
Temples, 65, 187 
Tent, 35, 112, 153 
Term of Service, 113 — 125 
Test Station, 134 
Text Books, 105 
Theological Seminaries, 57 
Thomas, Irena, 16, 81 
Thomas, Mrs., 90 
Thompson, Alfred G., 125 
Thompson, Eli, 29, 39, 102, 

122, 132, 156 
Thompson, Emmeline, 39 
Thompson, George, 122 
Thompson, Gideon, 16, 17, 29 
Thompson, John L., 17 
Thompson, Rev. J. R., 78, 80, 

Thompson, Joel W., 19, 83, 

Thompson, Mary, 39, 155 
Thompson, William E., 39 
Three R's, 40 
Thumb, Tom, 35 
Tibbals, Hon. N. D., 112 


INDEX— Continued 

Timber, IB, 20, 143 
Time, Sun, Standard, East- 
ern, 91 
Tinker, Almarine, 90 
Tinker, Joseph, 130 
Tinker's Creek, 9, 23, 62, 76, 

130, 138, 163, 172, 180 
Tinner, 138, 141 
Tippecanoe, 35 
Tobacco, 140 
Tod, Gov., 109, 110 
Tolhurst, Elder, 78 
Toll, 132 
Tollgate, 132 
Tone, 94 
Tools, 33, 50 

Town, Dr. Israel, 22, 23, 144 
Town Clock, 91 
Town Hall, 89, 139, 172 
Townhouse, 40, 94 
Township Five, 13 
Township Trustees, 113, 128, 

167, 171, 173, 177, 178 
Tradesmen, 19 
Traffic, 134, 178 
Tragedies of Pioneer Life, 23 
Trail, 9 
Transportation, 23, 109, 129 

Travel and Transportation, 

29, 129 — 136 
Traverse Bay, 56 
Treasurers, 84, 87, 93, 128 
Treat, Rev. Joseph, 83 
Trees, Marked, 66 
Trenbath, Mrs. S. G., 155 
Trenbath, Louisa, 39 
Trembath, Thomas, 39 
Trials, Church, 87 
Tribby, Rev. John, 103, 104 
Tribes, 56 
Tribute, A, 65 
Trolley, 134 
Troops, 108, 182 
Trotting Track, 153 
Trousers, Buckskin, 27 
Trunks, 48 — 51 
Trustees Church, 79, 96, 99 
Tucker, Amanda, 171 
Tucker, Aurelia, 36 
Tucker, Aurelius, 70, 109, 122 
Tucker, Bert G., 178 
Tucker, Deborah, 39 
Tucker, Lafayette, 39 
Tucker, Minerva, 39 
Tucker, Orrin, 19, 20, 39, 90, 

Tucker, Pliny, 36, 125 
Tuition, 52, 53, 55, 60 
Turkeys, 10, 25, 54 
Turner, Charles A., 39, 61, 

75, 76, 79, 125 
Turner, Eunice, 61 
Tucker, Mary, 39 
Tucker, Sarah Henry, 34, 62 
Turnpike Road, 13, 131, 184 
Tuning Fork, 68, 102 
Twerell, Ethel, 70, 99, 105, 

152, 161, 180 
Twerell, Mrs. Frank, 94, 519, 

Twerell, Fred, 178 
Twerell, Sadie, 99, 152 
Twerell, William, 140 

Twerell, William E., 140 

Twin City Council, 157 

Twinsburg Banking Co., 176, 

Twinsburg Concert Band, 71, 

Twinsburg Fair, 153 

Twinsburg's Fight for Tem- 
perance, 147 — 152 

Twinsburg Improvement So- 
ciety, 159 

Twinsburg in Civil War, 108 

Twinsburg Institute, 28, 29, 
34, 44—65, 66, 82, 142, 
145, 146, 168, 182 

Twinsburg Institute Begun, 

Twinsburg Institute Build- 
ings, 55, 139 

Twinsburg Land Clearing 
Co., 17 

Tvson, Charles, 122 

Tyson, John, 39 

Tyson, Lucy, 39 

Tyson, Ranson, 128, 180 


Underground Railroad, 164, 

Unger, Mrs. Lester, 161 

Uniforms, 77 

Uniform International Les- 
sons, 105 

Union Agricultural Society, 
35, 153, 154, 182 

Union Soldiers, 179 

Unionville, 61 

United Brethren Church, 86 

United States Goverment, 63, 
147, 149 

Unlawful Selling, 150 

Upson, Albert, 29, 122 

Upson, Asa, 19, 25, 80, 94, 95, 

Upson, Mrs. Asa, 101 

Upson, Beverly, 109 

Upson, Huldah, 39 

Upson, Nelson, 24, 39, 96, 128 

Upson, Orville, 123 

Upson, Rebecca, 101, 102 

Upson, Saul, 25 

Upson, Solomon, 94, 101 

Upson, Mrs. Solomon, 101 

Upson, Wesley, 123 

Upson, Wilbur, 109, 123 

Utensils, 16, 22 

Vacations, 59, 85 — 87 
Vail, Alfred, 125 
Vail, Carillus, 39, 125 
Vail, Edwin B., 19 
Vail, George W., 125 
Vail, Homer G., 19 
Vail, Maria, 39 
Vail, Samuel, 19, 125 
Van Kirk, Rev. J. W., 104 
Valparaiso, 146 
Valuation, Property, 95 
Valuation of Gifts, 154 
Value of Land, 131 
Varney, Sidney, 123 
Vaughn, Rev. T., 103 

Vault, 167 

Vegetation, 11 

Vegetables, 30, 33, 45 

Vehicles, 30, 129, 130 

Venison, 16 

Ventilation, 172 

Vernon, 49, 56, 61 

Vessel, 51 

Vests, Fancy, 34 

Veteran, 114, 116, 119, 120, 
122, 123, 125 

Veteran Reserve Corps, 115, 

Viall, Ethel Griste, 70, 144, 

Victoria Woman's Club, 159 

Village, 15 

Village Council Ordinance, 

Village Green, 188 

Village Improvement So- 
ciety, 159 

Vinegar, 30 

Violin, 59, 60, 67, 73, 74 

Violoncello, 59, 60 

Volumes, 171 

Volunteers, 72, 108, 125 

Voris, Gen. A. C, 63, 145 

Voters, 18, 133, 166, 172 


Waddell Line, 133 

Wager, 129 

Wages, Teachers, 40 

Wagner, Charles J., 141, 162, 

178, 180 
Wagons, 130, 138 
Wagon, Band, 71 
Wagonmaker, 138 
Wagon Shop, 142 
Wait, Henry C, 123 
Wait, Newton I., 123 
Wait, Seth A., 125 
Wait, Warren I., 123