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Edward Tiffin
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The marble is heavily eroded, and large parts of the inscription are only faintly readable, with some portions illegible. The 1866 New York Times article carried a copy of the inscription, although there are some apparent differences in abbreviation, punctuation, capitalization and the segmenting of words. Between what was left on the stone and the newspaper article, I've reconstructed the following:

DR. EDWARD TIFFIN
Born in
Carlisle, England
Jan. 19, 1776.
Removed to
the United States
in 1784, and to
the Northwestern
Territory in 1796;
Member of
Territorial
Legislature;
President of the first
Constitutional
Convention of Ohio;
first Governor of the
State, 1803 to 1807;
U.S. Senator, 1808;
Commissioner
of the General
Land Office, 1812;
Surveyor-Gen
eral of the West,
1814 to 1829.
Died as he had
lived, an earn
est christian, in
Chillicothe, Ohio
Aug. 9, 1829.
Added by: Heath MacAlpine
11/18/2007
 
 

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