Shadrach Allard papers 1845-1865 (bulk 1853-1858)
Shadrach Allard was born c. 1823 in Ohio, and by the 1850s, he had settled in Gallia county, where he worked as a peddler. During the 1850s, he formed a business partnership with Henry Richard Charlesworth, an English immigrant who worked as a stonecutter. Both Allard and Charlesworth became involved in the tombstone industry, and worked together to procure material for, and to create, gravestones, memorials, and monuments. Allard later became a farmer. He and his wife Mary had 7 children.