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CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO

History and Genealogy

 

Source:
1795
History of
Clermont County, Ohio

with
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of its
Prominent Men and Pioneers
Philadelphia:
Louis H. Everts
Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia
1880
 
Chapter   Page
  PREFACE  


HISTORY OF CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO

I. - The Ohio Valley and Geography of the Present County 9
II. - Geology and Mineralogy 12
III. - Meteorology of Southwestern Ohio 23
IV. - The Prehistoric Races 26
V. - The Indian Occupancy, and Battle with the Savages in Clermont County 29
VI. - Land-Grants, Titles, and Surveys 36
VII. - The First White Settlers
 - Pioneer Life and Incidents
48
VIII. Clermont County formed, Boundaries and Subdivisions 61
IX. - The County Buildings
- Interesting Facts connected with their History
64
X. - The County Officers 71
XI. - Commissioners' Early Proceedings
- How Matters were Managed Three-quarters of a Century ago
74
XII. - Internal Improvements and General Statistics from 1824 to 1879 87
XIII. - Agricultural and Mechanical Societies of the County 94
XIV. - Judicial History, Notable Trials, Names of Court Officers, and Justices of the Peace for a Period of Eighty Years 102
XV. - Political History of the County, State and National Officers, Statistics, and the Underground Railroad 121
XVI. - The Learned Professions and County Medical Societies 135
XVII. - History of the Press and Authors 150
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XVIII. - Educational and Religious, Teachers' Institute, and Sabbath-School Union 163
XIX. - Distinguished Citizens of Clermont
- Pioneers, Ministers, Public Men.
175
XX. - Military History
- Rosters of Soldiers of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Rebellion, with the Morgan Raid Claims
198

HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES OF CLERMONT COUNTY

Batavia and Village of Batavia

243
Williamsburgh and Village of Williamsburgh 283
Tate and Village of Bethel 313
Franklin and Village of Felicity 335
Washington and Villages of Neville and Moscow 362
Ohio and Village of New Richmond 398
Pierce 429
Union 443
Miami and Villages of Milford and Loveland 460
Goshen 488
Wayne 503
Stonelick and Village of Boston - partial on 11/6/2015 518
Jackson - partial on 11/6/2015 546

BIOGRAPHICAL
 


ILLUSTRATIONS

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Outline Map of County facing 9
Prehistoric Stone 29
Portrait of Gen. U. S. Grant (steal) facing 186

BATAVIA

View of Court-House facing 243
Portrait of Col. William Howard (steal) facing 246
Portrait of Michael Cowen betw. 250, 251
Portrait of A. T. Cowen betw. 250, 251
Portrait of P. J. Nichols betw. 254, 255
Portrait of J. S. Brunaugh betw. 254,255
Portrait of John S. Griffith facing 256
Portrait of R. W. Clarke facing 260
Portrait of Cyrus Gaskins, M. D. facing 262
Residence of John Bunn facing 270
Residence of L. W. Bishop facing 273
Portraits of L. W. Bishop and Wife facing 273
Portraits of H. V. Kerr 275
Portrait of Samuel F. Dowdney 276
Portrait of M. A. Wood betw. 278, 279
Portrait of H. B. Mattox betw. 278, 279
Portrait of John J. Howard betw. 278, 279
Portrait of Lemuel Teasdale betw. 278, 279
Portrait of M. J. W. Holter betw. 278, 279
Portrait of Joseph Bicking betw. 278, 279
Portrait of James Hulick, Sr. betw. 280, 281
Portrait of W. W. Perkins betw. 280, 281
Residence of J. W. Duckwall facing 281
Portrait of J. W. Duckwall facing 281
Portrait of John S. Parrott 282
Residence of A. Hulick facing 283
Portrait of A. Hulick facing 283
Portrait of D. E. Fee 427
Portrait of David White 428

WILLIAMSBURGH

Portrait of John Williams facing 308
Portrait of L. T. Pease facing 309
Portrait of Abbie C. McKeever (steel) facing 310
Residence of Lewis McKever facing 311
Portraits of Lewis McKever and Wife facing 311
Residence of O. H. Harden facing 312
Portrait of O. H. Harden facing 312

TATE.

Portrait of Col. Wm. Thomas facing 330
Residence of Lewis Fagaly facing 332
Portrait of S. B. Smith 334

FRANKLIN

Residence of Thomas Logan facing 340
Residence of John Kinney facing 340
Residence of Henry Kinney facing 350
Portrait of William Waterfield facing 352
Portrait of Dr. Matthew Gibson 356
Portrait of Alexander Smith 357
Portrait of Moses Larkin 388
Residence of Lewis Richey facing 358
Portrait of Lewis Richey facing 358
Portrait of William R. Richey facing 359
Residence of William R. Richey facing 359
Portrait of Jared Brush 359
Residence of Samuel Miller facing 360
Portraits of Samuel Miller and Wife facing 360
Portraits of Henry Bolender and Wife facing 361
Residence of Henry Bolender 361
Portrait of B. F. Holter 361

WASHINGTON

Residence of G. Scott Logan facing 364
Portrait of John Buchanan facing 366
Portrait of George Gregg facing 368
Portrait of Sarah Gregg facing 368
Residence of C. C. Myers facing 370
Portraits of Jacob and William M. Fee facing 376
Portrait of James McMath betw. 376, 377
Portrait of Dr. I. H. Day betw. 376, 377
Portrait of J. I. Selby facing 377
Portrait of Benjamin Penn (steel) facing 379
Portrait of Anna Penn (steel) facing 380

JACKSON

Residence of N. Anderson facing 556
Portraits of N. Anderson and Wife facing 556
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MONROE

Residence of Henry "Barkley facing 386
Birthplace of Gen. U. S. Grant facing 389
Residence of Ira Ferguson facing 395
Portraits of Ira Ferguson and wife facing 395
Portrait of Franklin Fridman 396
Residence of A. Sylvester facing 396
Portraits of A. Sylvester and Wife facing 396

OHIO.

Portrait of Dr. J. G. Rogers facing 414
Portrait of Jonathan S. Donham facing 415
Portrait of George W. Castlen facing 423
Portraits of Thomas Donaldson and Wife 423
Portrait of Martin Ryan betw. 424, 425
POrtrait of Willialm Hawkins betw. 424, 425
Portrait of Watts McMurchy 426
Portrait of D. E. Fee 427
Portrait of David White 428

PIERCE

Portrait of Eben S. Richer facing 430
Portrait of Benjamin Archer betw. 432, 433
Portrait of George Duckwall betw. 432, 433
Portrait of J. R. Foster facing 434
Portrait of A. D. Butler facing 436
Portrait of Abner Butler facing 436
Portrait of E. G. Ricker betw. 439, 440
Portrait of Jacob Ebersole betw. 440, 441
Portrait of Lewis Nash 441
Residence of Michael Behymer facing 442

UNION

Residence of W. W. Duckwall facing 443
Portrait of Dr. Elisha Bennett betw. 446, 447
Portrait of Joseph Davis betw. 446, 447
Portrait of D. K. Leavitt betw. 450, 451
Portrait of John M. Hunt betw. 450, 451
Portrait of Rev. Samuel West facing 453
Residence of S. R. S. West facing 454
Portrait of S. R. S. West facing 455
Portrait of Rebecca West facing 456
Portrait of Moses Elstun 457
Residence of Jesse L. Teal facing 458
Portrait of Jesse L. Teal facing 458
Portrait of Alfred E. Davis facing 459
Residence of Alfred E. Davis facing 459

MIAMI

Residence of George A. Rusk facing 464
Portraits of Silas R. Hutchinson and Wife facing 472
Portraits of Daniel Turner and Wife facing 476
Portrait of Samuel Perin (steel) facing 483
Residence of Dr. P. B. Gatch facing 485
Portraits of Dr. P. B. Gatch and Wife facing 485
Portrait of Dr. J. B. Cline 486
Portraits of Thomas and Rebecca Paxton facing 486
Residence of Thomas Paxton facing 487
Portraits of Thomas and Emily C. Paxton facing 487

GOSHEN

Portrait of Dr. John E. Myers facing 492
Portrait of D. Holmes 495
Residence of Dr. D. S. Lyman (with portrait) facing 499
Residence of Dr. D. S. Lyman (with portrait) facing 500
Portraits of G. S. Renner and Wife facing 500
Residence of M. Myers facing 501
Portrait of M. Myers facing 501
Portrait of Jesse T. McClave facing 502
Portraits of Robert McClave and Wife facing 502

WAYNE

Portrait of William Roudebush (steel) betw. 512, 513
Portrait of Elizabeth C. Roudebush (steel) betw. 512, 513
Residence of William Roudebush facing 514
Portrait of James Crosson 517

STONELICK

Residence of T. W. Hill facing 530
Residence of J. M. Shaw facing 534
Portrait of James B. Shaw facing 534
Portrait of Edward Patchell facing 544
Residence of E. C. Patchell facing 544
Residence of A. Roudebush facing 545
Portrait of A. Roudebush facing 545

 

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