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Several of the early residents are believed to have been soldiers in the Continental Army, during the Revolutionary War, but no data is now available as to who they were, except Mr. Henry Van Hyning, a native of the State of New York, who died in Norton, December 25, 1839, at the age of 102 years, and Mr. Hinsdale Bates, 84, reported as being a pensioner, by the census of 1840.1

    1. Fifty years and over of Akron and Summit County
      Author: Lane, Samuel A. (Samuel Alanson), 1815-1905
      Publisher: Akron, Ohio : Beacon Job Department (1892)
      pp. 926-927

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