Friday, May 2, 2014

212 Years of Ohio Pride, Verified

The Ohio Genealogical Society gave recognition today for a member of my family being in Ohio before Ohio became a state.  Thanks to James and Sallie McConnell coming to Ohio before Ohio was a state, I earned First Families of Ohio status with the pre-statehood designation.

They got married in Kentucky and came across the Ohio River, probably, in 1798.  I could prove it in 1802.

I missed the actual ceremony which was held today in Sandusky, but my family can celebrate nonetheless.

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