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Lett Families Settlement History & Genealogy                                          (PDF Version to Print)

 

Aquilla Lett, a man of mixed African American, European and possibly Native American heritage settled on a farm In Meigs Township, Muskingum County, Ohio around 1819. Soon several other families with similar heritage settled on farms nearby, forming a community. The Lett Settlement was one of the earliest African American mixed race communities to be settled in Ohio. 
 

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