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Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads

 
 
Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
1. Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads Marker, side one
Inscription.  This cemetery is the resting place of many of the Hale, Hammond, and Cranz family members who were integral in founding and developing Bath Township. Connecticut natives Jonathan Hale and Jason Hammond were the first to purchase land in the area that would become Bath Township. In 1810, Jonathan Hale and his nephew, Theodore Hammond, arrived at Township 3, Range 12 of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Jonathan and Mercy Piper Hale’s family built a brick home in 1827. The Hale family lived in this home until 1955, when it became the Hale Farm & Village of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Jason and Rachel Hale Hammond’s family started construction on a frame home in 1818 that was completed in 1836. The Hammond property extended from the valley to Hammond’s Corners.

When the township organized in 1818, the settlers needed to choose a name. Surveyors called it Wheatfield, but it became known as Hammondsburgh. Jonathan Hale reportedly exclaimed, “O, call it Jerusalem, Jericho, or Bath...anything but Hammondsburgh!” Bath was selected as the name of the township. In 1863, William and Mary Drushel Cranz purchased the
Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
2. Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads Marker, side two
Hammond homestead and moved their ten children to “Pleasant Valley.” They had two more children at the homestead. The family lived there until 1975. Erwin Hammond transferred land for this cemetery when he sold the homestead in 1863. William Cranz and Othello Hale deeded additional property for this cemetery in 1879.
 
Erected 2012 by Bath Township: Heritage Corridors of Bath, Bath Township Historical Society, Bath homeowners, and Bath business associations; and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 45-77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 11.375′ N, 81° 35.517′ W. Marker is near Bath, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Hill Road and Ira Road, on the right when traveling north on Oak Hill Road. It is at the cemetery where Ira Road makes a 90 degree turn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bath OH 44210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ira Cemetery Information Board (a few steps from this marker); Bath Township Hall / Bath Center Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ghent Woolen Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Shaw Cemetery
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By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
3. Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads Marker
Oak Hill Road ends at the stop sign. The Ira Road dogleg is int he distance.
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Robert L. Hunker (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Eisenmann / Boston Township Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Peninsula Village Historic District (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Old Portage Path (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bath.
 
Also see . . .  Trifold brochure on Ira Cemetery, Bath Township, Cranz, Hale, and Hammond. “Jason Hammond served in the American Revolutionary War at age 17. Following the war he became a farmer, miller and merchant near Manchester, Connecticut. Jason married Rachel Hale and they had six children: Theodore, Rachel, Jason, Lewis, Mary, and Horatio.” (Submitted on May 30, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. It is at Ira Cemetery.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Ira Cemetery, Bath Township Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
4. Ira Cemetery, Bath Township Ohio
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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