Larwill (surname)

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Larwill (surname)
  Kent, England (William Larwill)
Notable members William, John Hart, and Joseph Larwill

Census records

Department resources

Occupations of

  • Entrepreneur


  • John Hart Larwill
  • William Larwill, father of John and Joseph, was a native of Kent, England and came to Wooster, Ohio from Columbiana County in 1814. For a century this family is interwoven with the progress of the community and are frequently mentioned in this history; William built the first house, also had the first store of any kind. Joseph was the first surveyor and an officer in the War of 1812. John is credited with planting the first corn in the county also the first timothy grass. Both brothers worked tirelessly to secure a railroad for Wooster, Ohio. They helped finance many of the early business firms. The Ohio State Historical Society has thousands of their original letters and documents on file. This materials was the source of an interesting brochure written a few years ago about these two remarkable men entitled, "There Were Giants in Those Days". Anyone who reads this is astounded at the scope and diversity of their interests.