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  • 22-25 Possible headstone of Gabriel (Gabril?) Postle, first burial in Postle Family Cemetery, 1829 22-25 Possible headstone of Gabriel (Gabril?) Postle, first burial in Postle Family Cemetery, 1829
  • 22-25 Postle Family Cemetery marker 22-25 Postle Family Cemetery marker
Title, side A
Postle Family Cemetery 1829-1870
Text, side A
There are 48 known members of the Postle family buried in the cemetery. Their stories are interwoven with the history of Prairie Township, Franklin County, and Ohio. In 1810, Shadrach and Anna Stacia Postle were among the first settlers of Prairie Township. Their son Job was a veteran of the War of 1812 and later owned the Checker Inn, a popular stopping place on the National Road. In the 1860s, Smith Postle and his son, William Sylvester Postle, were some of the first manufacturers of clay drainage tile in Ohio. Their products improved drainage in farm fields and fostered the growth of the tile industry in the state. Gabriel Postle was the first Postle buried in the cemetery in 1829. Twelve graves are of children under the age of six, which testifies to the hardships endured by the area's early residents. Other graves include those of John Whitehurst, a freed slave who lived with the family of the Job Postle and John Tracy, a veteran of the Civil War. In 1870, Nancy Postle was the last person buried in the cemetery.
Address
Gabriel's Landing, Sullivant Avenue
Galloway, OH 43119
Location
Just E of Gabriel's Run and Gabriel's Landing. Entrance is S off Sullivant Av. just W of Norton Rd.
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.942799, Longitude: -83.144156.
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