Kirtland, Turhand, 1755-1844.

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Agent of the Connecticut Land Company who led a survey party into the Western Reserve in 1798 and founded Poland, Ohio. He moved his family there in 1803. He also constructed the road from Youngstown to Grand River and surveyed Burton, Poland and Youngstown. He supported roads, schools and libraries in the area and became a judge and state senator.

From the description of Turhand Kirtland papers, 1794-1880, bulk 1794-1844 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 46975877

From the description of Turhand Kirtland papers, 1794-1880, bulk 1794-1844. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17725184

Land agent for the Connecticut, Big Beaver, and Union land companies, and founder of Poland, Ohio. Kirtland owned almost 2,000 acres in the township named after him, although he never permanently resided there. Kirtland Township was an "equalizing" township used by the Connecticut Land Company to compensate for losses of those settlers or investors who received swampy or poor land throughout the Reserve.

From the description of Diary of Turhand Kirtland during his visits to Ohio, 1798-1800. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 22463603

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Punderson, Lemuel, 1782-1822. Papers, 1810-1826. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Mills, Isaac, 1767-1843. Papers, 1795-1937, 1795-1842. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Kirtland, George. The Kirtland and Morse family papers, 1779-1910. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Kirtland, Turhand, 1755-1844. Turhand Kirtland papers, 1794-1880, bulk 1794-1844. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Kirtland, Turhand, 1755-1844. Turhand Kirtland papers, 1794-1880, bulk 1794-1844 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Abbott, David, 1765-1822. David Abbott collection, 1799-1956. Lake County Historical Society
creatorOf Kirtland, Turhand, 1755-1844. Diary of Turhand Kirtland during his visits to Ohio, 1798-1800. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Tappan, Abraham, 1779-1855. Papers, 1803-1852 / Abraham Tappan. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
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correspondedWith Abbott, David, 1765-1822. person
associatedWith Atwater, Caleb, 1778-1867. person
associatedWith Bull, Thomas. person
associatedWith Champion, Henry. person
associatedWith Cleaveland, Moses, 1754-1806. person
associatedWith Connecticut Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ellsworth, Martin. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Martin. person
associatedWith Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. person
associatedWith Kirtland family. family
associatedWith Kirtland family. family
associatedWith Kirtland, Henry T. person
associatedWith Law, William, 1779-1856. person
associatedWith Mills, Isaac, 1767-1843. person
associatedWith Punderson, Lemuel, 1782-1822. person
associatedWith Root, Ephraim, 1762-1825. person
associatedWith Tappan, Abraham, 1779-1855. person
associatedWith Williams, Ezekial. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio--Western Reserve
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Poland (Ohio)
Ohio
Cleveland (Ohio)
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Cleveland (Ohio)
Ohio
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Poland (Ohio)
Subject
Real property
Pioneers--Diaries
Frontier and pioneer life
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Birth 1755

Death 1844

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