People: Portraits and Groups


People: Portraits and Groups


A collection of photos for which identifying information is known (ie; who, what, when, where or why).

To view a larger version of any photo, click on that photo, then click the image thumbnail on the photo's page. You will then see a full-size image including a "zoom" function to get an even closer look at faces and places.

If you have old Granville photos to add please contact the library.

Collection Items

Milo Holcomb Cooley (1837 - 1892)
Milo Holcomb Cooley was born in Granville in 1837 and served in the 27th Mass. Infantry, Co. F during the Civil War.

He was taken prisoner in 1864 and spent time in several prison camps including Andersonville. Although he survived the ordeal, he…

27th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Civil War)
The following links provide more information on the Mass 27th. Granville volunteers comprised most of Company F, as well serving in Companies E, H and I.Bearing Arms in the Twenty-Seventh Massachusetts Regiment (full text of the book by W.R. Derby,…

Leland Orrin Barlow (1837 - 1864)
Leland Orrin Barlow was born in Granville in 1837. He served in the Civil War with the 16th Connecticut Regiment, Company E. This Regiment is the subject of the book "A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War" by Lesley J. Gordon, a native…

Dr. Samuel Bancroft Barlow (1798 - 1876)
Samuel B. Barlow was born in Granville, Massachusetts in 1798. He was a student of Rev. Timothy Mather Cooley's at the West Granville Academy. Dr. Barlow's biography was published in Cleave's Biographical Cyclopaedia of Homeopathic Physicians and…

Edgar Alonzo Brownell (16 May 1875 - 28 Nov 1908)
Edgar Alonzo Brownell was pastor of the Granville Methodist Church, 1906 - 1908. The 17 Jan 1909 letter is from Walter H. Upham, offering condolences to Miles Rose who was prominent in the local church and had arranged the service for Edgar Brownell.…

Cooley, Freddie
Frederick Bradley Cooley, who died at age 5. Son of Timothy M. and Sarah Jennette (Andrews) Cooley.

Burial in Woodlands Cemetery, Granville. His headstone was restored in July, 2019.

Root, Matthew L.  (1815 - 1878)
Matthew L. Root, 32 Dec 1815 to 27 Dec 1878. Attended Westfield Academy. Buried in Painesville, OH. Husband of Emily Root (CLICK HERE).

Root, Emily (Andrews) (1818 - 1902)
Emily (Andrews) Root. 24 Feb 1818 to 22 Mar 1902. Wife of Matthew L. Root (CLICK HERE). Buried in Painesville, OH.
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