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William Dennison, Jr. was a Whig and Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 24th Governor of Ohio and as U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Dennison was the son-in-law of…

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Arthur Boke, Jr. was the first African-American resident of Franklinton, Ohio. In 1803, Sarah Sullivant (wife of Franklinton founder Lucas Sullivant) had just given birth to a son, when several days later she found at her doorstep an abandoned baby…

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The Truro Presyberian Church was established in 1820 by Rev. Dr. James Hoge. Rev. Hoge was the first Presybterian minister in the area, serving as pastor of the Presybterian Church in Franklinton and later First Presbyterian Church in Columbus. …

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The heirs of Joshua Sprague, a Revolutionary War veteran from Novia Scotia, were granted 960 acres of land in the Refugee Tract to compensate for property confiscated by the British during the war. Joshua's son, Frederick Sprague, was also a…

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Orange Johnson arrived in Worthington Ohio in August 1814. He was a skilled hornsmith, farmer, businessman, banker, and real estate investor. He sold several real estate parcels to the railroads, including the site east of High Street where Union…

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Joseph Jeffrey founded the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company in 1887. By the early 1900s, Jeffrey was one of the largest manufacturers of coal mining equipment.

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Columbus Dispatch founder Robert F. Wolfe originally began work as a shoemaker and founder of the Wolfe Brothers Shoe Company. In 1903, Robert and his brother Harry P. Wolfe, purchased the Ohio State Journal . In 1905, they acquired the Columbus…

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Simon Lazarus was the founder of what was to become The F&R Lazarus & Co. He opened the Lazarus store in Columbus in 1851, assisted by his wife Amelia and sons Fred and Ralph. The Civil War demand for uniforms expanded the men's clothing industry and…

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Oscar Kelton was the son of Fernando and Sophia Kelton, prominent Columbus abolitionists. The Kelton House on East Town Street was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Oscar Kelton was killed in the Civil War in 1864.

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Rev. James Preston Poindexter became pastor of Second Baptist Church in 1858 after Second Baptist and the Anti-Slavery church merged. He joined the Underground Railroad shortly after coming to Columbus with his wife, Adella, in 1838. in 1880, he…

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James Howard Snook was a member of the U.S. Olympic Pistol Team, which won a Gold Medal at the 1920 Olympics. He later became a veterinarian and professor at The Ohio State University. He invented the snook hook, a surgical instrument which is still…

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Rev. Thomas Woodrow was the maternal grandfather of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Rev. Woodrow was pastor of the Worthington Presbyterian Church and a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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Front Text : "Green Lawn Cemetery"
Landscape architect Howard Daniels designed the original portion of Green Lawn Cemetery in 1848. Noted Columbus architect Frank Packard designed Green Lawn's Chapel mausoleum, the Hayden family mausoleum, and the…

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Gravesite of Dr. Lincoln Goodale, the first physician in Columbus. During the War of 1812, he volunteered and served as an assistant surgeon for the United States Army. Goodale was known for his charity in providing medical assistance to the poor. He…

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Gravesite of Lucas Sullivant, founder of Franklinton. In the spring of 1795, Sullivant was appointed by the government to survey the lands close to the state of Virginia. He and his team of men entered the land now called Franklin County. It was…
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