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Robert Heath
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1805
Barnesville
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1882
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

DEATH of ROBERT HEATH - An Old and Estimable Citizen Gone Home to His Reward.

It is my pained duty to record today the death of one of Lafayette's oldest and most estimable citizens. Robert Heath, full of years and in the ripe fruitage of a useful life, has gone home to his reward. He died at twenty-seven minutes before 12 o'clock, Sunday morning [Aug. 27, 1882], surrounded by his family and a circle of friends, to whom his death is a personal bereavement.

Deceased was born at Barnesville, Ohio, June 16, 1805, and was therefore a little over 77 years of age. He was the second of a family of ten children, all of whom are now dead, the last before him being his brother, William P. Heath, who died four years ago. He came to this city with his parents, brothers and sisters June 30, 1828. Ralph Heath, the father of the deceased bought a lot on the north side of the public square (at present occupied by J.S. Hanna, Walter Griese, and others) for the sum of $400. He bought from L.B. Stockton who had paid $200 for it a short time before. The far-seeing sagacity of this investment is demonstrated by the fact that this land is now worth from $500 to $700 per foot.

On this lot Ralph Heath erected a building and his two sons, William P. and Robert, to whom the property was afterward conveyed, embarked in the dry goods business, in which they continued for twenty-eight years. The two brothers will a full faith in the future of Lafayette, invested their accumulations in lands and town property. After retiring from business they divided their lands and lots, heretofore held in partnership, and devoted themselves to the improvement of their real estate. The deceased was engaged more or less in this direction until his death.

He was the father of seven children, three of whom are now dead. Those surviving are Mrs. D.P. Vinton, Mrs. J.W.T. McMullen, George Heath and William Heath. Deceased had been for seven years past in bad health, but his symptoms were not considered dangerous until two weeks ago, when he was taken quite seriously, and since which time he sank rapidly. A busy and useful life has closed. Peace to his ashes.
--The Lafayette Daily Courier - Mon 8/28/1882
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Emerson Heath (1811 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Catherine Heath Vinton (1831 - 1870)*
  Eleanor Heath (1833 - 1833)*
  James Emerson Heath (1836 - 1836)*
  Hannah Emerson Heath McMullan (1840 - 1916)*
  Mary Ellen Heath Vinton (1842 - 1915)*
  George Philpot Heath (1845 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: age 77y 2m. Born in Belmont County, Ohio. Father-in-law of Judge D.P. Vinton. Lot owner, Robert Heath.
 
Burial:
Spring Vale Cemetery
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: sec 27 lot 69 page 13
 
Maintained by: L. A. (Terry)
Originally Created by: Ran
Record added: Jan 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10343167
Robert Heath
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Robert Heath
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