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date: 18 February 2020

Tiffin, Edwardlocked

(10 or 19 June 1766–09 August 1829)
  • Andrew Cayton


Tiffin, Edward (10 or 19 June 1766–09 August 1829), first governor of Ohio, U.S. senator, and first commissioner of the General Land Office, was born in Carlisle, England, the son of Henry Tiffin and Mary Parker (occupations unknown). Tiffin left England with his parents and four siblings in 1783. The next year they settled in Berkeley County, Virginia (now Jefferson County, W.Va.). Edward had begun to study medicine at the age of twelve and may have briefly attended the University of Pennsylvania. He established a practice near Charlestown, Virginia, and became a prominent local figure. From 1795 to 1798 Tiffin served as a justice of the county common pleas court. In 1787 or 1789 he married Mary Worthington, the daughter of a gentleman farmer. The newlyweds became Methodists in 1790, and Bishop ...

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