Robert Nesbit

Robert Nesbit (HM1B35)

Location: Convoy, OH 45832 Van Wert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.3', W 84° 41.899'

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b. Dec 1810 d. May 1879

"The Man Who Named Convoy, Ohio"

Robert Nesbitt was born in Convoy of Donegal Ireland in December of 1810. Nesbitt emigrated to the United States and moved to Van Wert County in the late 1830's. In 1939, Nesbit(t) purchased 120 acres in Tully Township.

On June 16, 1854, Robert Nesbit and James Pettit platted a village in the western part of Van Wert County. When it was platted Nesbit named the town Convoy (Conmhaigh/Gaelic) after his Irish roots. In 1874, Convoy was incorporated.

At the age of 47, Nesbit married Catherine Byers. He resided in Tully Township for about 40 years. Nesbit served as a justice of the peace for 9 years and died on May 1, 1879 of typhoid pneumonia. He was 68 years and 7 months old. He was noted to be "a straight-forward well-to-do farmer and was much respected by a host of friends."
HM NumberHM1B35
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 693762 N 4534462
Decimal Degrees40.93833333, -84.69831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.3', W 84° 41.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 18.00" N, 84° 41' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6300-6542 Township Hwy 184, Convoy OH 45832, US
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