One of Multiple MarkersWhile many American families defended slavery in the early nineteenth century, Benjamin Hanby's family did not. Benjamin Hanby was born in July 1833 in Rushville, Ohio to Bishop William Hanby and Ann Miller Hanby. Ben's father grew up in poverty in Pennsylvania. At age nine, he was bound over to a Quaker family to learn farming; at 16, he was bound over to a cruel master to learn saddle making. In 1828, William escaped with the help of a Virginia congressman's family who sheltered him, and a ferry boatman who provided him passage across the Ohio River. In Perry County, just west of Somerset, William formed a harness making partnership with Samuel Miller, his future father-in-law, while studying to improve his literacy. In 1831, Hanby became a circuit preacher in the United Brethren Church, and later, during the 1845 General Conference, the 15th bishop of that church. Bishp Hanby participated in the Underground Railroad in Rushville, Circleville, and Westerville. He was a temperance crusader. He also served as one of the founding trustees of Otterbein University. William Hanby died in Westerville in May 1880, and is buried in Otterbein Cemetery.
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|Date Added||Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 334907 N 4443587|
|Decimal Degrees||40.12641667, -82.93760000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 7.585', W 82° 56.256'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 7' 35.1" N, 82° 56' 15.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-25 Center St, Westerville OH 43081, US|
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