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Asher A Selover Biography



From A History of Cleveland, Ohio, Biographical, Vol. 3, 1910

Asher A. Selover, was born in New York state in 1796 and practiced law in New York city. In 1835 he married Mrs. Ruth Reynolds, a descendant of Captain Baker, who was with General Washington at Valley Forge. Soon after their marriage they removed to Cleveland, where Mr. Selover purchased the corner at Superior street and the public square and built there a hotel known as the Cleveland House, on the site of the present Forest City House. Eventually he sold that and purchased several acres on what is now Bolivar Road, but finally decided that more money was to be made in farming and invested in a large tract of land in Strongsville. His last days, however, were passed in Cleveland but he died in New York in 1868, his remains being brought to Brighton for interment. His wife survived him for only four years. She was one of the old-time mothers who always had a home and room for less fortunate children though rearing a family of her own.


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