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New Lexington in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mariah Storts Allen

 
 
Mariah Storts Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 22, 2018
1. Mariah Storts Allen Marker
Inscription.  Mariah Storts Allen was Ohio’s last surviving first generation daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier. She was born August 4, 1842 in Bearfield Township and died May 2, 1933 in New Lexington. Her father, John Jacob Storts, volunteered to fight for American independence at age 13 and camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Allen was a descendant of Ohio’s First Families and an Honorary Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR refers to first generation daughters as “Real Daughters.”
 
Erected 2003 by Quality Monument Service, Inc.; the Sons of the American Revolution and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-64.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1933.
 
Location. 39° 43.258′ N, 82° 13.487′ W. Marker
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is in New Lexington, Ohio, in Perry County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 37 west of Porcelain Street, on the left when traveling west. It is in the Perry County Fairgrounds. Take main entrance drive to end and turn left. Marker it at the log cabin and covered bridge permanent exhibit on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5545 State Route 37 E, New Lexington OH 43764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perry County Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Januarius A MacGahan (approx. one mile away); First Catholic Church in Ohio (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Sheridan Homestead (approx. 6½ miles away); Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox (approx. 6.6 miles away); A Seed of Catholic Education in Ohio / The Cradle of Catholicity in Ohio (approx. 6.9 miles away); General Philip Henry Sheridan (approx. 7.1 miles away); Somerset (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Lexington.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Death Takes Ohio's Last Real D. A. R.
NEW LEXINGTON, O., May 3 (AP) Ohio's last “real daughter of the American Revolution,” Mrs. Marie Storts Allen, 91 years old, died yesterday. She was the daughter of John Jacob Storts, who joined George Washington’s colonial army when he was 11 years old.
Mariah Storts Allen Marker and Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 22, 2018
2. Mariah Storts Allen Marker and Log Cabin
Her husband served in the Civil war. Her father was 82 when she was born here, the fifth child of . Stort’s second wife. He died when Mrs. Allen was seven. —Reading Times Thursday, May 4, 1933, Page 1.
    — Submitted August 25, 2018.
 
Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 22, 2018
3. Covered Bridge
This bridge is adjacent to the marker. There are no indications of its original location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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