Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Remarkable Persons

The Home News, August 25, 1860

Mr. Lorey found in his district, of which he has just completed the census, three of the most remarkable white persons in the county or state. The first is Abraham Stokes, of Lawrence township, the oldest white man in the county, aged 105 years; the second is Amos Porter, of Salem township, the last of the Pioneers of Ohio, who landed in Marietta, April 7, 1788, who is now 91 years old, and the [longest] resident of the State of Ohio; and last, the famous fat baby of Liberty township, Miss Isabella Thompson, now seven years old, and weighing 250 pounds.

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