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Henry Mason Boardman

January 4, 1797
December 17, 1846
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Sarah Benham Boardman (December 13, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Henry M. Boardman married Sarah Benham in 1818. He set out for Ohio to manage his family's extensive land interests in the town of Boardman, founded by his father. He arrived in 1819, and, feeling for the lack of organized religion, organized the St. James Episcopal Church in 1820. When a pastor was unavailable, Boardman would serve as lay reader. Eventually, he would sponsor construction of a meeting house. The Boardman's had one child and spent the remainder of their lives in Ohio. Henry on December 15, 1846, Henry was stepping into his carriage when his horse moved. He fell backward onto the seat, which was not fastened to the carriage, and subsequently landed on the ground. He was paralyzed from the neck down and died two days later.

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Secondary Sources:
Memoir of the life and character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman: with a historical account of her forefathers, and biographical and genealogical notices of many of her kindred and relatives, John Frederick Schroeder, Printed for private distribution, 1849 - 478 pages (Google eBook) accessed on August 10, 2012.

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