Historical Marker Dedicated at Perry County Fair

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 06:06 PM
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Ohio continues its bicentennial celebration by honoring one of its own. An historical marker was dedicated on the Perry County Fairgrounds to Mariah Storts Allen. She was the last real daughter of an American Revolutionary war soldier in the country. Her great grandson was on hand to take part in the ceremony. “The end of an era happened here in New Lexington, Ohio. When she passed away, she was our link to the American Revolution through her father John Jacob Storts, who volunteered at age thirteen to fight for American Independence. And that’s what makes her so important to this area,” said Keith Kaufman, Allen’s great grandson. Her great great nieces Mariah, Caitlyn, and Haley unveiled the marker. Organizers hope it serves to educate generations to come about the history of America and Ohio.

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