Articles of Agreement Concerning the Founding of the Commercial Bank of Columbus from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Articles of Agreement Concerning the Founding of the Commercial Bank of Columbus. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Saturday, April 3, 1869.
This is a formal agreement stating that Orange Johnson of Worthington, Francis Sessions of Columbus, and Joseph Jeffrey of Columbus entered into a partnership to grow the Commercial Bank of Columbus. Also included is an amendment signed my Francis Sessions, Mary Johnson Sessions and Achsa Johnson to continue the agreement after the death of Orange Johnson.
Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876), was a comb maker by trade from Connecticut. Johnson migrated to Ohio in 1814, attracted to the Worthington Manufacturing Company, friends and family.
Francis Sessions was a successful dry goods merchant in Columbus, who prospered in the wholesale wool business, invested in railroads, and eventually became founder and president of the Commercial National Bank. Francis married Mary Johnson on August 18, 1847. Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson.
According to "Columbus Business First," Joseph Jeffrey was a businessman who established the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co. and was involved in other business ventures around the Columbus area. More can be found on Jeffrey here: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/02/24/shaping-co....
It covers the city Columbus.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.14.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1017.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 18, 2017. It was last updated January 13, 2021.