Kingsbury Bunk Bed

Named for the first white settler in the Western Reserve, James Kingsbury (b.1767), who built a log cabin near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in 1797. Seeking higher ground to the south away from the marshy, malaria infested area near the river, Kingsbury founded the settlement of Newburgh a couple years later. The pioneer was appointed judge of the Court of Common pleas for the area, served as trustee, overseer of the poor, lister, and supervisor of the highways for the township of Newburgh and was elected to the Ohio state legislature in 1805.