Benjamin Russel Hanby grave   Save
Works Progress Administration, Ohio Guide Photographs
Description: This image shows the gravestone of Benjamin Russel Hanby in Westerville, Ohio. Hanby (1833-1867) was a famous composer from Westerville who attended Otterbein College and became a minister in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. A music composer, he wrote "Darling Nellie Gray," (1856) which depicted some of the evils of slavery. He also wrote "Up on the Housetop" and "Who is He in Yonder Stall?" View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06467
Subjects: Composers; Multicultural Ohio--Religion in Ohio; Music; Arts and Entertainment; Cemeteries--Ohio
Places: Westerville (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)