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OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS


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COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO

History & Genealogy

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History of Coshocton County, Ohio
its past and present,
1740-1881
A Comprehensive History of Ohio; A Complete History of Coshocton County;
Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Societies, Industries,
Statistics, Etc.; A History of its Soldiers in the Late War;  Por-
traits of its Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Views
of its Finest Buildings and Various Historic and
Interesting Localities; Miscellaneous Mat-
ter; Map of the County; Biographies
and Histories of Pioneer Families,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
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Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr.
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- ILLUSTRATED -

Newark, Ohio:  A. A. Graham & Co., 
1881
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

PREFACE

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO

Sharon's Note:  There are so many histories of the State of Ohio, I will not be transcribing this part.
 
 

HISTORY OF
COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO

CHAPTER XVII. - TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY - Topography - General Geological Structure of the County - Local Geology 165
CHAPTER XVIII. - ARCHAEOLOGY - Mound Builders and Indians - 'Antiquities - The Different Classes of Mounds, Effigies and Inclosures - Lessons Taught by These Works - Implements used by the Mound Builders and Indians 180
CHAPTER XIX. - INDIANS - Geographical Location of the Various Tribes - The Delawares - Their Towns in this County - Brief History of the Tribes of Ohio - Captain Pipe - White Eyes - Wingenund and Killbuck - Netawatwees - Mannes, Customs, Feasts, etc. - Cabins, Wigwams, Food, etc. - Amusements and Hunting - Removal Beyond the Mississippi 193
CHAPTER XX - BOUQUET'S EXPEDITION - The Causes Which led to the Expedition - The Pontiac War - Bouquet Ordered to the Relief of Fort Pitt - His March From Fort Pitt - Incidents of the March - Indian Trails - March Down the Tuscarawas - Council with the Chiefs - Bouquet's Camp at the Forks of the Muskingum - The Treaty of Peace - The Recovery of Prisoners - Sketch of Colonel Bouquet's Life - 205
CHAPTER XXI. - COLONEL BRODHEAD'S EXPEDITION - Causes of the Expedition - The Objective Point - March of the Army - Arrival at the Forks of the Muskingum - Destruction of Indian Villages - Return of the Army - War of Extermination - Col. Brodhead's Official Report - Biographical Sketches of Col. David Shepherd and Col. Daniel Brodhead 213
CHAPTER XXII. - WETZEL AND BRADY - Lewis Wetzel - His Character - The Wetzel Family - The Murder of Lewis' Father - Capture of Wetzel by the Indians - His Adventures in the Muskingum Valley - Tragedy at Indian Spring - The Expedition to the Muskingum under McMahon - Wetzel takes a Scalp - The Turkey Call - Various Adventures - Imprisoned - Wetzel's Personal Appearance and Death.
Samuel Brady - His Expedition to Walhonding -
A Brief Sketch of his Life and Services
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CHAPTER XXIII. - MORAVIAN MISSIONS - Establishment of Lichtenau - Religious Services - Moravian Towns on the Tuscarawas - Abandonment of Lichtenau -
Biographical Sketches of Rev. David Zeisberger and Rev. John Heckewelder.
228
CHAPTER XXIV. - FIRST WHITE OCCUPATION  - Mary Harris - Christopher Gist - George Croghan - William Trent - James Smith - Bouquet's Army - Chaplain Jones - David Duncan - Murder at White Eyes - William Robinson - John Leeth - Brodhead's Army - John Stilley - The Moravians - The Gertys and Others - Heckewelder's Ride 236
CHAPTER XXV. - SCRAPS OF HISTORY - Name - Formation - First Settlers and Settlements - Population - Flora and Fauna - Early Roads and Transportation - A Pioneer School-House - Prices for Produce - Early Taverns - Starting a Town - Character of the pioneers - Social Gatherings - Trapping - Wild Pigeons 254
CHAPTER XXVI. - JOHN CHAPMAN 264
CHAPTER XXVII. - PIONEER TIMES - Where the Pioneers Came From - Their Condition and Character - What They Lived On - The "Truck Patch" - Hominy Blocks - Mills - Cooking - Cultivation of Domestic Animals - Wild Turkeys - Whisky - Superstitions - Dress of the Men - The Flax Wheel and Loom - More About Clothing - "Kicking Frolicks" - Dress of the Women - White Kid Slippers - Dyeing - Fourth of July and Militia Musters - Cabins and Their Construction - Furniture of the Cabins - Hoosier Poem - Early Land Laws - Tomahawk Rights - Hunting - Early Weddings - Dancing and "House Warming" - Schooling, School Teachers, etc. - Spelling Schools - Conclusion 267
CHAPTER XXVIII. - THE CANALS - A Great Work - Celebration of the Opening of the Ohio Canal at Licking Summit - Work on the Canal - First Boat - Walhonding Canal - Length, Capacity and Business of the Canals 283
CHAPTER XXIX. - RAILROADS - River Transportation - The Pan Handle - Extracts from Hunt's History and the Zanesville Courier. 288
CHAPTER XXX. - AGRICULTURE - Agricultural Features of the County - Present Condition - Crops - Corn, Wheat, etc. - Fruit Culture - Stock Raising - Sheep - Cattle - Hogs - Horses - County Agricultural Society 290
CHAPTER XXXI. - COUNTY BUILDINGS AND OFFICERS - First Jail - First Court House - The Present Court House - Other Public Buildings - List of County Officers - Commissioners - Auditors - Clerks - Treasurers - Recorders - Sheriffs - Prosecuting Attorneys - Surveyors - Coroners - Infirmary Directors - Representatives - Congressmen, etc. 297
CHAPTER XXXII. - BENCH AND BAR.  - First Courts - Early Judges - Associate Judges - Judge Sample - Early Bar - First Lawyers - David Spangler - Present Members. 306
CHAPTER XXXIII. - WAR OF 1812 - Companies Raised in Coshocton County - Hull's Surrender - Muster Roll of Johnston's Riflemen - March of Colonel Williams' Command - Their Services on the Frontier - Defense of Fort Meigs - Rev. H. Calhoun's Communication. 310
CHAPTER XXXIV. - WAR WITH MEXICO - Causes of the War - Muster Roll of Captain Meredith's Company - The Third Ohio Regiment - Its Operations in the Field - The Fourth Ohio Regiment and its Services - Close of the War. 314
CHAPTER XXXV. - WAR OF THE REBELLION - Preparations in Coshocton - Three Months' Men - Muster Rolls - Operations of the Sixteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 321
CHAPTER XXXVI. - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED - Organization of "Given's Rangers" - Their Assignment to the Twenty-fourth Ohio, and Departure to the Field - Sketch of Josiah Given - Organization - Captain W. M. Stanley's Assignment to the Thirty-second Ohio, and Departure for the Field - Twenty-fourth and Thirty-second at Cheat Mountain - Twenty-fourth in the Field and Mustered out - Thirty-second in the Field and Mustered out. 326
CHAPTER XXXVII. - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED - Fifty-first Regiment - Muster Rolls - Its Operations in the Field. 337
CHAPTER XXXVIII. - WAR OF THE REBELLION CONTINUED - Eightieth Ohio - Time of Enlistment - Muster Rolls of Coshocton Companies - Paducah and Corinth - On to Vicksburg - Resignation of Captain Mathews - Battles of Jackson and Mission Ridge - Defense of Resaca - Sherman's March to the Sea - Closing Scenes of the Eightieth's History. 345
CHAPTER XXXIX. - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED. - Sixty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Muster Roll - Services in the Field - Seventy-sixth Ohio - Muster Roll and Record 356
CHAPTER XL - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED - One Ninety-seventh - Rosters of Companies H. and I - Review by John M. Compton - Historical Record of the Regiment - Correspondence and Reminiscences. 362
CHAPTER XLI. - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED - One Hundred and Twenty-second - Muster Rolls - Record of its Services - Seventy-eighth Regiment - Its Services in the Field 368
CHAPTER XLII - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED - Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Its Operations in the Field - Thirty-seventh Ohio - A Record of its Services 379
CHAPTER XLIII. - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONTINUED - Sixty-ninth Battalion, or One Hundred and Forty-second O. N. G. and One Hundred and Forty-third O. N. G. - Review of the Sixty-ninth Battalion - Rosters of Five Companies - Record of the One Hundred and Forty-second and One Hundred and Forty-third - Correspondence from the Front. 390
CHAPTER XLIV. - WAR OF THE REBELLION, CONCLUDED. - Cavalry and Artillery - History of the Ninth Ohio Cavalry - Roster of Company M. - Correspondence from the Front - History of The Twenty-sixth Battery  - Its Organization from the Thirty-second Infantry - Petition of Veterans, And endorsement of Coshocton County - Military Committee for New Organization. 396
CHAPTER XLV. - EARLY HISTORY OF COSHOCTON - Its Site an Indian Village - Early Settlement - Colonel Charles Williams - Ebenezer Buckingham - Dr. Samuel Lee - Tradition of Louis Phillippe - The Cold Plague - A Lost Child - The Cold Plague - A Lost Child - The Whoo-whoo Society - The Journal of Colonel Williams 411
CHAPTER XLVI. - GROWTH OF COSHOCTON - PRESS - FRATERNITIES - Location of Tuscarawa - Description of Original Plat - Additions to Coshocton - Increase of Population - Incorporation - List of Mayors - Postmasters - City Hall - The Press - The Coshocton Republican - Spy - Democratic Whig. 421
CHAPTER XLVII. - MERCANTILE AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS. - Early Taverns - Present Hotels - First Store - Early Merchants - James Calder - Hedge and Hammond - James Renfrew - Benjamin Ricketts - Robert Hay - Present Business Directory - Banking - The Johnson Brothers - Rickets Bank - First National Bank - Commercial Bank - Savings and Building and Loan Association - Ferries - Coshocton Iron and Steel Works - Paper Mill - Various Other Industries - Past and Present. 429
CHAPTER XLVIII. - SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES OF COSHOCTON - Early Schools - First School Houses and Teachers - Election of Buildings - Progress and Statistics - Churches - Early Preaching - Presbyterian - Methodist Protestant - Methodist Episcopal - Catholic - German  Lutheran - Baptist - Episcopal. 538
TOWNSHIP HISTORY  
CHAPTER XLIX - ADAMS TOWNSHIP - Location - Physical Features - Its Military Sections - Organization - First Officers - Early Justices - Indian Encampments - Early White Occupation - Settlers - Mills - Oil - Physicians - Schools - Churches - Bakersville .......  453
CHAPTER L. - BEDFORD TOWNSHIP - Location - Organization - Name - Topography - Early Settlers - Indians - First Road - Schools - Mills - Distilleries - Cannel Coal Oil Operations - Churches - West Bedford .......  461
CHAPTER LI. - BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - Name - Boundaries - Streams - Surface - Sils - "Denman's Prairie" - Name of the Killbuck - Legend of the White Woman - Hunting Grounds - Mounds - The Morrisons - Mrs. Kimberly and the Deer - Other Early Settlers - Squatters - Saw Mill - Bridges and Canal - Schools - Churches .......  470
CHAPTER LII. - CLARK TOWNSHIP - Location - Topographical Features - Organization - Name - Early Settlements - Indians - First Schools - Mills - Helmick - Bloomfrield - Churches - Population .......  476
CHAPTER LIII. - CRAWFORD TOWNSHIP - Location - Survey - Soil - Settlers - Population - First School - Industries - Churches - New Bedford - Chili .......  486
CHAPTER LIV. - FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP. - Boundaries - Physical Features - Canaland Railroad - Early Settlers and Settlements - Major Robinson's Captivity - Indians - Schools and Churches - taverns - Distilleries and Mills - Postoffices - Coal - Oil .......  491
CHAPTER LV. - JACKSON TOWNSHIP. - Size - Location - Organization - Streams - Canals - Settlement - Mills - Roscoe - Its Growth - Business - Schools - Physicians - Fire Losses, etc. - Fourth of July Celebration -  Churches .......  500
CHAPTER LVI - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - Primitive Race - Flint Mining - Other Remains - Topography - Organization - Early settlers - Whisky-Mills - Schools - Coal Oil Speculations - Warsaw - Mohawk Village - Postoffices - Churches .......  510
CHAPTER LVII. - KEENE TOWNSHIP - Boundary - Streams - Springs - Soil - Military Land - Archaeology - Settlements - First Physicians - Mills and Distilleries - Early Schools - "Loud Schools" - Early Preaching - Keene - Newport - Churches .......  523
CHAPTER LVIII. - LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP - Organization - Name - First Officers - Location - Topography - Early Settlers - School Section - Prominent Men - Taverns - Mills - Schools - West Lafayette - Churches - Birmingham - Bridges - Mounds - War Matter .......  531
CHAPTER LIX - LINTON TOWNSHIP - Location - Names - Topography - Primative Races - Indians - Doughty - Early Settlers and Settlements - Soldiers - Willis Creek - Early Navigation - Ferries and Bridges - Mills - Distilleries - Salt - Tanneries - Schools - Churches - Villages - Population .......  540
CHAPTER LX - MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP - Boundary - Streams - Survey - Organization - Settlement - Population - Postoffices - Mills - Schools - New Princeton - Spring Mountain - Churches .......  555
CHAPTER LXI - MONROE TOWNSHIP - Boundary Topography - Population - Settlers - Mills - New Princeton - Spring Mountain - Churches .......  559
CHAPTER LXII. - NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP - Location Physical Features - Scenery - Indian Mound - Indian Villages - Reminiscences - Block House - Early Nursery - Thomas Butler - Panther Hunt - Robert Giffen - Other Early Settlers - Mills - Distilleries - Other Industries - Bridges - Schools - Churches - New Castle - Walhonding - Mount Airy .......  565
CHAPTER LXIII. - OXFORD TOWNSHIP - Location - Physical Features - Organization - Settlement - Mills - Distilleries - Taverns - Bridges - Schools - Millsville - Evensburg - Orange - Postoffices - Churches .......  576
CHAPTER LXV. - PIKE TOWNSHIP - Boundaries - Topography - Settlers - Slab Camp - Bear Story - Distilleries - Mills - Schools - Churches - West Carlisle .......  586
CHAPBER LXVI - TIVERTON TOWNSHP -  Name - Location - Streams - Physical Features - Aboriginal Remains - Johnny Appleseed - Early Settlers - Population - First School - Churches - Tiverton Center - Rochester .......  594
CHAPTER LXVII. - TUSCARAWAS TOWNSHIP - Boundaries - Soil - Railroad and Canal - Military Sections - Early Settlements - Fulton's Mill - Early Milling - Indian History - Bouquet's Expedition - Indian Towns - Burial Ground - Mounds - Murder of the Indian, Phillips - Mining, its Development in the Township - Canal Lewisville - Churches .......  599
CHAPTER LXVIII. - VIRGINIA TOWNSHIP - Surveys - Organization - Description - First Settlers - Churches - Schools - Industries - Moscow - Willow Brook .......  610
CHAPTER LXIX. - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - Early Settlers - Location - Topography - Early Justices - Indian Camp - First Road - Mills and Distilleries - Wakatomica Postoffice - Schools - Churches .......  614
CHAPTER LXX. - WHITE EYES TOWNSHIP - Organization and Original Boundaries - Topography - Ancient Fort - Settlement - Population - Postoffices - Avondale - Mills - Churches .......  618
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 627
ADDENDA....... 
 - List of Deceased Soldiers
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ERRATA ....... 
Miscellaneous Corrections
 
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