Receipt to Orange Johnson, As Agent for Nathaniel Root, from G.H. Griswold for $1 for One Day’s Work on Highway

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Receipt to Orange Johnson, As Agent for Nathaniel Root, from G.H. Griswold for $1 for One Day’s Work on Highway 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 Receipt to Orange Johnson, As Agent for Nathaniel Root, from G.H. Griswold for $1 for One Day’s Work on Highway. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Receipt to Orange Johnson, As Agent for Nathaniel Root, from G.H. Griswold for $1 for One Day’s Work on Highway is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 8 in. x 11 in.. It is 2 pages long.

It was created on Friday, May 26, 1820.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Orange Johnson, 1842-?, Nathaniel Root and George Harlow Griswold, 1795-1876 are the Correspondents.

This is a receipt documenting the payment of $1.39 1/2 for one day's work on a highway to Orange Johnson from George H. Griswold. Additionally, the back of the receipt contains a second record of taxes charged to Orange Johnson by mistake as he was agent for Nathaniel S. Root.

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.

George H. Griswold was a prominent figure in Worthington. In addition to operating a tavern he inherited from his father, Ezra Griswold, he served as clerk, village trustee, recorder, mayor, and postmaster. He was active in real estate ventures in Sharon Township and Worthington, owning no fewer than 27 properties in the Village of Worthington at the time of his death in 1876.

Nathaniel Root owned a number of land lots in Worthington and surrounding areas. Orange Johnson purchased several of these lots among other items.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.16.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1019.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 16, 2017. It was last updated November 30, 2017.