|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1797|
|Death: ||May 13, 1853, USA|
mother - father footstone age 55 y 11 m 11 d
Peter Firestone had a first wife - Elizabeth Brinker or Brinkman and had children:
Susannah b 1819,
Barbara b 1822
and Andrew b 1824 -
to date have not found Susannah or Andrew.
added: s/o Nicholas Firestone and Elizabeth Shane
Update Sept 26, 2008 by researcher P Firestone -
Peter's b-day is 2 June 1797 in Maryland.
His 2nd wife was born in 1808 in Ohio
To read more to to the following website with many photos:
The Firestone Farm was originally built by Peter Firestone in 1828 in Columbiana, Ohio (just a few miles from the Pennsylvania border), and is now a gem among gems inside Greenfield Village. Among the family members living there in the latter half of the 19th century was young Harvey Firestone, the grandson of Peter, who would later gain fame and fortune in the tire industry and became a close friend of Henry Ford.
During the 19th and into the 20th century, the Firestones raised a large flock of sheep, with wool being their 'cash crop,' but they also harvested oats, hay, corn, and wheat. In 1965, nearly thirty years after Harvey's death, his descendants and the local historical society restored the house and opened it to the public for tours, but because of the farm's remote location, it failed to attract many visitors.
In 1983, Harvey's two surviving sons, both in their 70's, gave the house and barn, together with furnishings and a sizable endowment for maintenance, to Greenfield Village as a way to keep the memory of their father.
Disassembling the buildings and reconstructing them some two hundred miles away took over two years. During the dis-assembly and reconstruction, however, the crew made a very interesting discovery: a note tucked beneath a staircase, signed, dated, and hidden by none other than 14 year old Harvey himself, inadvertently revealed the date of the 1882 restoration!
The Firestone Farm, as it stands now in Greenfield Village, is a living history re-creation of life on a farm of the 1880's in Eastern Ohio, and has been restored to look as it did in 1882, when Harvey's parents remodeled the house to give it a more modern look. The wallpaper and furnishings throughout the house show what was considered stylish during the Victorian era. The next four pictures show the 'best room' - the parlor - showing the phenomenal job the curators did:
Nicholas Firestone (1767 - 1847)
Elizabeth Shane Firestone (1766 - 1833)
Sally Allen Firestone (1808 - 1885)*
Elizabeth Brinker Firestone (1790 - 1830)*
Barbara Firestone Welk (1822 - 1897)*
Benjamin Firestone (1831 - 1904)*
Levi Firestone (1835 - 1896)*
Mary Ann Firestone Vollnogle (1836 - 1910)*
Lydia Ann Firestone Vollnogle (1837 - 1865)*
David Silver Firestone (1840 - 1907)*
Eliza Ann Firestone Smith (1843 - 1930)*
Elizabeth Firestone Hisey (1793 - 1872)*
Peter Firestone (1797 - 1853)
Susanna Firestone Clinker (1808 - 1887)*
New Waterford Cemetery
Plot: Row 12
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Feb 22, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5223217