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The Walworth family was one of the most influential families in the early history of the Western Reserve of Ohio. John Walworth and his family settled in Painesville, Ohio, in 1800. While there, he served as a deputy postmaster, justice of the peace, and judge. In 1806, the family moved to Cleveland to facilitate John Walworth's posts as Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Cuyahoga and Collector for the District of Erie. He also served as a judge in the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas and as postmaster of Cleveland. His son, Ashbel W. Walworth, assumed many of his father's business responsibilities and official posts, including postmaster and collector of customs at Cleveland. He was treasurer for the Corporation of the Village of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Civilization Society. His son, John Walworth, continued his business interests in Cleveland. Several brothers of Ashbel W. Walworth, including J.P. (John Periander) Walworth, moved to the southern United States and established a branch of the family along the southern Mississippi River.

From the description of Walworth family papers, 1774-1884. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 19824932

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creatorOf Walworth family. Walworth family papers, 1774-1884. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
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associatedWith Connecticut Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Eldredge, William. person
associatedWith Erie Bank of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849. person
associatedWith Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822. person
associatedWith Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. person
associatedWith Kelley, Alfred, 1789-1859. person
associatedWith Pease, Calvin, 1776-1839. person
associatedWith Perkins, Simon, 1771-1844. person
associatedWith Walworth, Ashbel W., 1790-1844. person
associatedWith Walworth, John, 1765-1812. person
associatedWith Walworth, John, 1821-1900. person
associatedWith Walworth, John P. (John Periander), 1798-1882. person
associatedWith Walworth, William, 1823-1864. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Painesville (Ohio)
Connecticut--Litchfield County
Connecticut--New London County
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Ohio--Western Reserve
Ohio--Geauga County
Cleveland (Ohio)
Court records
Customs administration
Frontier and pioneer life
Land value taxation
Postal service


Active 1774

Active 1884

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