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 Nicholas Longworth, I

Nicholas Longworth, I

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 10 Feb 1863 (aged 80)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Garden LN Section 24, Lot 1
Memorial ID 18989969 · View Source
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Nicholas Longworth I was the first millionaire in Cincinnati, Ohio and member of a prominent family in the area. He emigrated from New Jersey to South Carolina for a brief period before arriving in Cincinnati in 1804. He became a banker as well as a successful merchant. He studied law under Judge Jacob Burnet, was admitted to the bar in Ohio, and practiced as an attorney in Cincinnati. He ventured into real estate and subsequently withdrew from his law profession as his property dealings proved more lucrative. He was also a popular wine maker, known as the "Father of the American Grape Culture" because he harvested grapes on the hills of northern Cincinnati. Among his many attributes, he was a horticulturalist, an abolitionist, an author, and an art collector. His Federal Style Mansion on Pike Street is now the Taft Museum of Art. The Robert S. Duncanson landscape wall murals are the museum's most noted displays. He supported Duncanson, America's first famous black artist, as a mentor and financed the artist's trip to Europe where he sold paintings to the Queen of England and other dignitaries. He was the husband of Susan Howell Longworth, the great-grandfather of U.S. Congressman Nicholas Longworth IV, and the grandfather of Civil War Union General Nicholas Longworth Anderson.


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  • Created by: K Guy
  • Added: 17 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18989969
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Longworth, I (16 Jan 1783–10 Feb 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18989969, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .