Ohio Historical Markers
Site of the Gnadenhutten, Ohio Massacre: The Moravian Church in America began missionary work among the Delaware and Mohican tribes of North America in the mid-18th century. The Christian Indians, men in one cabin and women and children in another, prayed and sang all night before their executions. On March 8, 1782, an estimated 90 men, women, and children were brutally killed.
A 1947 article from the Zanesville Times Recorder states that some believed the ghost of Stumpy to be that of Christopher Baldwin, who was killed in the first recorded traffic fatality in Ohio. He was killed on August 20, 1835 when the stage in which he was riding overturned. However, an obituary for Mr. Baldwin, written shortly after his death, mentions that he suffered a fractured skull, not decapitation.