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 Madison Tilley

Madison Tilley

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Oct 1887 (aged 77–78)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 4 Lot 6
Memorial ID 22609 · View Source
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Black political leader and businessman. Was born in slavery, escaped to Ohio, and came to Cleveland as a boatman and teamster. By 1840, he was one of only 5 African-Americans in the city owning taxable property. He worked as an excavating contractor with 20 wagons, 40 horses, and an integrated workforce - at times numbering 100 men.

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  • Added: 4 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22609
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Madison Tilley (1809–30 Oct 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22609, citing Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .