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HISTORY & GENEALOGY
 



Source: 
History of Adams County, Ohio
from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers
West Union, Ohio
Published by E. B. Stivers
1900

CONTENTS

PART I.

CHAPTER I.  
Outline Sketch of Adams County 3
CHAPTER II.  
Geology and Mineralogy 10
CHAPTER III.  
The Mound Builders 20
CHAPTER IV.  
The Indians 28
CHAPTER V.  
The Virginia Military District 36
CHAPTER VI. - The Pioneers 50

 
Massie's Settlement at Manchester - Character of the Pioneers - Life in the Backwoods - Early Marriages - Reminiscences. - PARTIAL  
CHAPTER VII.  
Conflicts and Adventures with the Indians 65
CHAPTER VIII.  
Civil Organization in the Northwest Territorry 77
CHAPTER IX.  
The Territorial Courts 81
CHAPTER X.  
Organization of the Townships 98
CHAPTER XI.  
Commissioners' Early Proceeding 104
CHAPTER XII.  
Public Roads and Highways - IN PROCESS as of 7/31/2011
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The First Public Highway - The Kyte Fork Road - The Roads to Ellis' Ferry - The Whiskey Road - Zane's Trace from Treber's Tavern to Tod's Crossing.
114
CHAPTER XIII.  
The Early Taverns and Old Inns. - IN PROCESS as of 7/31/2011
- The First Tavern at Manchester - Pioneer Tavern Keepers - A Wayside Inn - Observations of a Traveler.
124
CHAPTER XIV.  
County Affairs 133
CHAPTER XV.  
The Courts Under the Constitution - UPDATED 9/19/2016 168
CHAPTER XVI.  
Politics and Political Parties 234
CHAPTER XVII.  
Military History - IN PROCESS as of 11/22/2011 330
CHAPTER XVIII.  
Miscellaneous 365

PART II.
TOWNSHIP HISTORIES

CHAPTER I. - Bratton Township - FINISHED 413
CHAPTER II. - Franklin Township - FINISHED 415
CHAPTER III. - Greene Township - FINISHED 421
CHAPTER IV. - Jefferson Township - FINISHED 428
CHAPTER V. - Liberty Township - FINISHED 434
CHAPTER VI. - Manchester Township - PARTIAL 437
CHAPTER VII. - Meigs Township - FINISHED 445
CHAPTER VIII. - Monroe Township - FINISHED 449
CHAPTER IX. - Oliver Township - FINISHED 453
CHAPTER X. - Scott Township - FINISHED 457
CHAPTER XI. - Sprigg Township  - FINISHED 461
CHAPTER XII. - Tiffin Township - PARTIAL 468
CHAPTER XIII. - Wayne Township - PARTIAL 485
CHAPTER XIV - Winchester Township - PARTIAL - UPDATED 9/19/2016 492

PART III.

PIONEER SKETCHES - Will be found in the Biographical Index 501

PART IV.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 674

ILLUSTRATIONS
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PORTRAITS & ILLUSTRATIONS

PORTRAITS
Belli, John, Major 522
Bunn, James W., Dr. 750
Burgess, Dyer, Rev. 514
   
Campbell, Alexander, Hon. 279
Campbell, John W., Judge 301
Campbell, John 534
Campbell, Joseph R. 712
Cockerill,, Joseph R., Gen. 311
Collings, George, Hon. 179
Collins, John, Rev. 606
   
Darlinton, Joseph, Gen. 251
Donalson, Israel 66
Dobbins, Robert, Rev. 606
Dunbar, David 730
   
Edgington, Charles W., Dr. 740
Ellison, William 459
Enochs, William H., Gen. 326
Evans, George Collings 217
Evans, Nelson W. 745
Evans, Edward Patton 206
   
Hamilton, Robert 913
Holmes, John 763
Hook, James N. 459
   
Kirk, Albert D. 485
Kirker, Thomas, Gov. 82
   
Lafferty, Joseph West 750
Lafferty, Nelson B., Dr. 750
Lodwick, John, Col. 581
   
Massie, Nathaniel, Gen. 51
Mason, John W., Judge 232
McCormick, George D., Dr. 823
McCauslen, Thomas, Hon. 628
Meek, John, Rev. 606
Meek, William M. 485
McDill, David, Rev. D. D. 821
McGovney, Crocketts 485
McKendree, Wm., Judge  
McSurely, William, Rev. 818
Miller, Flavius J., Dr. 750
Murphy, David, A., Capt. 312
   
Pollard, John K., Hon. 273
   
Quarry, William P., Rev. 459
   
Ramsey, William W., Rev. 485
Rothrock, James H., Judge 615
Russell, William, Hon. 303
   
Shriver, Joseph A., Hon. 867
Sinton, David 618
Smith, Andrew C., Hon. 293
Smith, Joseph P., Hon. 855
Sparks, Charles S. 865
Spring, John W., Rev. 881
Steen, Aaron 606
Steen, Moses D. A., Rev. 868
Stivers, Emmons B., Hon. 854
   
Thomas, James Baldwin 629
Thomas, James Sheridan 885
Truitt, Samuel B. 437
Truitt, Mary 437
   
Van Dyke, John P., Rev. 459
   
Wamsley, William M. 654
Wykoff, Cyrus W. 227
Wilson, John T., Hon. 318
Willson, William M. (F.) 437
Willson, Adaline 437

 

VIEWS
Bird's-eye View of West Union 470
County Jail 482
Court House 136
Great Serpent Mound 24
Miller and Bunn Building, West Union 780
Public School Building, Manchester 442
Old Stone Court House, West Union, Frontispiece  
Residence of Dr. James W. Bunn 590
   
Residence of Dr. George F. Thomas 446
Residence of Dr. Flavius J. Miller 808
Residence of James H. Connor 717
Rock Spring, West Union 12
Scene on the Ohio 421
The Scion Office, West Union 479
The Old Treber Tavern, Lick Fork 126
Twin Rocks, Cedar Fork 16
The Wilson Children's Home 77


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