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Ashland County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times
of
Ashland County, Ohio
by A. J. Baughman
Publ: Chicago -
by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
1909

TABLE OF CONTENTS
(There is no table of contents in this volume, therefore I have compiled this for your review ~ Sharon Wick)

Chapter Content: Page
     Preface  
  Introductory Chapter 11
I. GEOLOGY OF ASHLAND COUNTY 13
  - Pre-Historic Earthworks in Ashland County 14
II. INDIANS AS A RACE 18
  - Ohio - The Battle Ground 19
  - An Indian Feast 21
  - The Indians were Allies of the British 22
  - The Blackfork Valley 24
  - Captain Pipe 25
  - Fast's Captivity 25
III. ASHLAND COUNTY 28
  - Ashland County Valleys 28
  - Ashland County Erected 29
  - Elections 30
  - School Examiners 31
  - Vote to Establish the County Seat 31
  - First Grand Jury of the County 32
  - Ashland County Judiciary 32
   - Associate Judges for the New County 32
  - Appointment of Clerk Pro Tem. 32
  - First Courthouse. 33
IV. EARLY SETTLERS OF ASHLAND COUNTY 34
  - The Town of Ashland 35
  - Market Prices from 1817 to 1824. 37
  - Features of Pioneer Life 39
  - In the Early Settlement 40
  - The Early Settlers 46
  - Settlements and Improvements 47
  - Settling in the Wilderness 49
  - Leading Roads and Waterways - Stage lines, Taverns and Flatboats. 53
  - Blockhouses. 56
  - The Pioneers Seek Refuge in the Blockhouses. 57
  - Adventures and life in the Blockhouses. 59
  - The Early Mills. 62
  - Reminiscence of Pioneer Times. 67
  - The Pioneer Period 69
  - Reminiscences of a Pioneer - Jonas H. Gierhart (mentions Martin Hester & John McConnell) 70
  - As Told by the Pioneers 72
  - Katotawa 78
  - Hystoric Lyons' Falls 78
  - Old Tom Lyons 80
  - An Indian Hunter (John McConnell) 80
  - Simon Girty 81
  - Johnnycake and his wife 81
  - A Pioneer Talk 82
  - Miss Rosella Rice. 90
  - Early Day Sports 90
  - A Salt-Boiling Incident 92
  - Facts Versus Fiction 93
V. EARLY INCIDENTS 95
  - The Copus Massacre 95
  - Story of Kanotche. 98
  - The Campaign and Sad Fate of Colonel William Crawford 101
  - The Zeimer Massacre 104
  - Pursuit and Capture 107
  - Historical Sketch of the Life and Work of "Johnny Appleseed." 109
  - The Murder of Thomas Urie 115
  - A Band of Outlaws 117
  - The Steingraver Case. 119
  - The Thornton Pool Case 121
  - The Gribben - Horn Murder Case. 121
  - The Stein - Porter Tragedy. 123
  - The June Frost of 1859. 124
VI. TOWNSHIPS. 125
  - Montgomery Township 125
  -  Township 126
  - Mohican Township 127
  - Clear Creek Township 131
  --- Communications from Rev. John Haney 133
  - Sullivan Township 135
  - Milton Township 138
z - Hanover Township 139
  - Green Township 143
  --- The First Settlers in Green Township 147
  --- Pioneer Incidents 149
  - Vermilion Township 149
  --- Sterling G. Busnell, Sr. 150
  --- Indian Neighbors 150
  - Perry Township 152
  - Mifflin Township 154
  --- The Petersburg Lakes. 155
  --- "Uncle" Jonas' Lake 156
  - Orange Township 158
  - Ruggles Township 161
  --- Rape of Ruggles Township from the Firelands Pioneer. 163
  - Troy Township 164
  - Jackson Township 165
  --- A Fatiguing March 166
  --- Greentown 166
  --- The Burning of Greentown 169
VII. CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES. 170
  - Ashland, A Twentieth Century Inland City by William A. Duff 170
  - Rowsburg 174
  - Lafayette 174
  - Perrysburgh 174
  - Polk 174
  - Ruggles Center 174
  - Troy Center 174
  - Nankin 175
  - Sullivan 175
  - Mifflin 175
  - Mohicanville 175
  - An interesting Trio 176
  - Perrysville 177
  - Professor J. C. Sample. - A Pen and Ink Sketch by a Former Pupil 178
  - Hayesville 180
  - Savannah 182
  - Jeromeville 183
  - Loudonville. 187
  --- Some Points of Interest around Loudonville. 191
VIII. MILITARY. 196
  --- Two Battles of Cowpens 196
  --- The Soldiers of the War of 1812 198
  --- The Underground Railroad 199
  --- Militia 201
  --- Ashland County in the Civil War 204
  --- The "First Call" Troops 207
  --- Sixty-Fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 212
  --- The Eighty-Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 212
  --- Eighty-Seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 214
  --- The One Hundred and Second Regiment 214
  --- The One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 215
  --- The One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment 218
  --- One Hundred and Ninety-Sixth Regiment 219
  --- First Regiment Ohio Light Artillery 220
  --- The "Squirrel Hunters. " 220
  --- The One Hundred and Sixty-Third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry 221
  --- Colonel Lorin Andrews 221
IX. EDUCATION IN ASHLAND COUNTY by Professor J. C. Sample. 222
  - Ashland County Schools 229
  - History of Ashland University 232
X. HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES OF ASHLAND written by Aaron L. Garber, Editor of Ashland Sun. 233
  - The Presbyterian Church 233
  - The Methodist Episcopal Church 234
  - The Evangelical Lutheran Church 235
  - The Baptist Church 236
  - The Christian Church 237
  - The Emanuel Church of the Evangelical Association 237
  - The United Brethren Church 238
  - The Brethren Church 239
  - St. Edwards Catholic Church 239
  - The German Lutheran Church 240
  - The First German Evangelical Reform Church 240
  - The First Congregational Church 240
  - The Church of Jesus 241
  - The Salvation Army 241
XI. THE PRESS AND THE LEGAL AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS. 241
  - Ashland County Newspapers by George Hildebrand 241
  - William A. Duff 243
  - The Legal Profession 244
  - The Medical Profession 245
XII. MISCELLANEOUS. 245
  - Meeting of Ashland Historical Society. 245
  - Prominent Persons and Families 246
  - The Copus - Zeimer Monuments. 247
  - Address by Henry C. Hedges. 248
  - Dr. P. H. Clark's Address at the Monument 250
  - Prediction Fulfilled 253
  - Prof. E. O. Randall 256
  - Pioneers and Pioneer Days Gone Forever 257
  - Closing Words 258
  ADDENDA 259
  - Commemorative to the First White Settler 259
     
     

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