John Walworth (1765-1812)


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John Walworth (1765-1812)

Born in Connecticut like so many early Clevelanders, Walworth first settled in Painesville, before coming to Cleveland in 1806. He served as a local judge, Cuyahoga County's first county recorder, and the first customs collector and inspector of the port of Cleveland. He died from tuberculosis in 1812 when Cleveland was under threat of invasion by British soldiers. Walworth Run is reputedly named after him.


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