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Leverett Johnson: Our First Settler

Born in Connecticut, Leverett Johnson was the first to clear land (in 1811) in what is now Westlake. Three years later, he built a log house at Porter and Center Ridge roads for his bride Abigail Cahoon. They raised nine children on this land and donated some of it for Evergreen Cemetery. Johnson was a Justice of the Peace, a Township Trustee, a County Commissioner, and a five-time Ohio State legislature.





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