July 23, 2016

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Descendants of Wadsworth founding families sought

WADSWORTH — Wadsworth’s Bicentennial Committee is searching for members of the city’s founding families who are residents two centuries later.

Local descendants of the city’s founders will be recognized Aug. 7 at the town square as part of the yearlong bicentennial celebration.

“They’re going to talk about the founding families at the ceremony,” said Johanna Perrino, spokeswoman for the Wadsworth Bicentennial Founder’s Day Committee. “If there were some descendants in the audience, that would be great.”

She said she’s certain there are some descendants of the founding families living in the city.

“When people come to Wadsworth, they tend to stay,” Perrino said.

Anyone who is a descendant or knows of one is asked to call Terry Greenhalgh at (330) 336-8762.

For more information on upcoming bicentennial events, visit www.Wadsworth200.com.

Wadsworth’s founding families
• 1814 — Daniel Dean, Oliver Durham, Salmon Warner, Michael Waltz, Peter Waltz, William Rasor, Christopher Rasor, George Rasor, Jacob Everhard, John Henry Everhard, Jonathon Everhard and Adam Smith (Schmitt).

• 1815 — Samuel Blocker, Orrin Loomis, Daniel Ware, Henry C. Wright, Henry or Samuel Falconer and Jacob Miller.

• 1816 — Benjamin Aagard, Lawrence Baughman, Frederick Brown, Joseph Loomis, Col. Harry Mills, James Reed, Christian Ritter, Benjamin Simcox, William H. Wright, Abraham Hard and Lysander Hard.

• 1817 — Levi Blakeslee, Henry Hayden, Samuel Hayden, Elisha Hinsdale, George Lyman and John Sprague.

• 1818 — Ebeneezer Andrus, Abiel Bennett, Stanton Bennett, Timothy Bennett, Phineas Butler, Michael Calbetzor, John Curtis, William Curtis, widow Sabra Curtis, Amos Hanchett, Abraham Hard, Chauncey Hart, Luther Hemmingway, Guerdon Hilliard, Abiah Lindley, Augustus Mills, Ira Moody, Ephraim Moody, Lemuel North, Allen Pardee, James Platt, John Weeks, Leavitt Weeks, Peter Weeks, Aubel family and Falk family.

• 1819 — Freeman Austin, Andrew Delong, Levi Clark, Clement Clark, Philo French, Thomas French, Hiram Kingsbury, Abner Wines and Jacob Wise.

• 1820 — Caleb Battels, David Beyer, William Eyles, Robert Hilliard, Samuel McCoy, Obadiah Newcomb, Thomas Reese, James Spillman, John Spillman and Charles Wheeler.

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