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Brimfield Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Brimfield Township is named after the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, and is the only Brimfield Township in Ohio. It was formed from survey township Town 2, Range 9 of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The original proprietors were Israel Thorndike of Boston and John Wyles of Hartford, Connecticut, both of whom came to the area in 1816 to view their land and divide it. While neither settled in Brimfield, Thorndike sent his nephew Henry Thorndike of Jaffrey, New Hampshire to act as his agent and settle in the township. With Henry came his brother, Israel, a master mariner, and Arba Twitchell. The three found John Boosinger already clearing a 200-acre farm when they arrived.

Not long after, Mary (Thorndike) Lincoln and her husband Dr. Luke Lincoln arrived as did Abner Lanphare, Deacon Alpheus Andrews, Jeremiah Moulton, Henry Boszor, Erastus Flower, Capt. Uriah Sawyer, John V. Gardner, and Jonathan and David Thompson.

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