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James Hedding Laws
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1826
Lancaster
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 5, 1883
Ohio, USA

James Hedding Laws was born in Lancaster, Ohio, August 18, 1826. He was the youngest of seven children of James and Rachel (Spahr) Laws. Educated in West Virginia, James came to Cincinnati at the age of sixteen. He started in business working in the store of John Shillito. He then entered the auction and commission business which became,James H. Laws & Co. The business mainly handled products of the southern sugar plantations including one that Laws owned in Louisiana. On October 16, 1851, Laws married Sarah Amelia Langdon. They had five children, Harry Langdon, Annie, Elizabeth (Ricketts), Alice, and Edwin Langdon who died at the age of one. Laws was a founder of the Union Methodist Episcopal chapel and later a member of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. He was an early member of the Queen City Club and a member of the school and park boards, He was on the board of commissioners of the first and seventh Cincinnati Industrial Exposition and was an originator of the Textile Fabric Exposition. He also was a founder of the Grocers' Association and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. James Laws died May 5, 1883. He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Amelia Langdon Laws (1833 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Langdon Laws (1852 - 1923)*
  Annie Laws (1855 - 1927)*
  Edwin L. Laws (1859 - 1860)*
  Alice Laws (1862 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden LN, Section 47, Lot 57, Space 4
 
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Record added: Jan 11, 2011
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James Hedding Laws
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James Hedding Laws
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