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ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
HISTORY & GENEALOGY
 


 


ADAMS COUNTY was formed in 1797 and was one of the original counties.  Parts of the county were taken to form parts of Brown, Highland and Hocking Counties.  West Union is the county Seat.

 Gen. Nathaniel Massie
was anxious to effect a settlement in the Adams County area so he offered land to the first twenty-five persons that would join him in making a settlement here.  The agreement was made Dec. 1, 1790.  Thos who signed were:

Anderson, Andrew
Allison, John
Black, John
Clark, John
Ellison, John
Ellison, Robert
Hart, Mathew
Lindsey, John
Massie, Nath'l.
McCutchen, John
Nelson, Henry
Shanks, J. P. C.
Simmeral, Allen
Smith, Samuel
Stout, Thomas
Wade, George
Wade, Josiah
Wade, William
Wade, Zephaniah
Wethington, Jesse
Done in the presence of John Beasley & Jas. Tittle.    
     
When the first court was organized July 1798 the commissioners appointed were:  James Cott, Henry Massie and Joseph Darlington and the assessors appointed were:  Simeon Reeder, Aaron Moore, Noble Grimes, James Edison, Thomas Dick and John Watts.

Some who paid TAXES in 1798 in Iron Ridge Township were:

Armstron, Aaron
Burns, John
Conrod, John
Dunavan, Amos
Garey, John
Garvey, John
Graves, John
Lewis, Philip
Moore, Providence
Mitchell, Robert
Newman, Wm.
Queen, Elijah
Rex, George
Ralston, Robert
Rupe, David
Sanders, John
Stultz, Michael
Tolbert, Thomas
Waggoner, Christian
Wolsey, Joseph

ADAMS COUNTY OHIO 1806 TAX LIST

ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO  1810 TAX LIST
 

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