MARYSVILLE, OH (WCMH) — Former first lady Barbara Bush, wife of George H.W. Bush, died on Tuesday at 92.

Both Barbara and her husband George have a long history in Central Ohio. George’s family connections are in the Columbus community of Marble Cliff, and Barbara’s family goes back for generations in Union County and Marysville.

NBC4 traced some of her Ohio connections.

Barbara Bush’s deep roots in Marysville can be traced back to her great-grandmother’s home on 6th Street, built in 1853, where historians said generations of her family were raised.

Her great-grandmother had 12 children, with eight of them raised in the 6th Street home, including Bush’s mother, Pauline Pierce.

“Right here is Barbara Bush’s mother,” said Bob Parrott, local attorney and President of the Union County Historical Society, showing her photo. “This is Pauline Robinson, who graduated Marysville High School in 1914,” said Parrott.

He said Barbara’s grandfather and grandmother met at Miami University and married in Union County. Her grandfather James Robinson also held a high office.

“He was an attorney here in Marysville, the prosecuting attorney. He later was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court,” Parrott said.

As wife of then-Vice President Bush, Parrott said Barbara Bush came quietly into Marysville in 1991 to attend her mother’s alumni celebration at Marysville High. But back then, he said, there was only one hotel.

“For security reasons she couldn’t register under the name of the Vice President’s wife, so she used the name Pebbles,” Parrott said.

“She enjoyed Marysville and talked highly of Marysville and sent a lot of nice notes here,” Parrott said.

Barbara Bush also came to Columbus that year for the dedication of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

“I got to stand behind Barbara Bush and I gave the story which was, ‘The Frog Prince Continued,'” said librarian Ann Ogg. She said Bush was down-to-earth and loved promoting literacy. “It was nice that she spent time with the kids, it was important to her and important to us,” Ogg said.

In 1992 President Bush and First Lady Barbara also helped open Ameriflora.

“You know, George’s and my Ohio ancestors would be very surprised and very proud to see us here today as part of this very special occasion,” Barbara told the large crowd at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Governor John Kasich ordered all American flags flying on public buildings to be lowered to half-staff until Barbara Bush’s funeral.