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Fairfield County, Ohio
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Source:
Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield Co., Ohio.
by C. M. L. Wiseman
Publ. F. J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, O. 
1901

Transcribed by Sharon Wick

NOTE:  Please let me know if you need a part of this history transcribed. ~ S Wick

TITLE PAGE
PREFACE 5
INTRODUCTION 7
THE HISTORIC ZANE FAMILY
     JONATHAN ZANE
     ISAAC ZANE
     EARLY HISTORY
     THE JAWS OF DEATH
     EBENEZER ZANE
9 FINISHED
MR AND MRS. McINTIRE
     MR. McINTIRE'S MARRIAGE
     FOUNDING OF ZANESVILLE
     MR. McINTIRE'S PERSONAL APPEARANCE
     MRS. McINTIRE
     CONCLUSION
23 FINISHED
EARLY HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO
     CHURCHES - (includes many names of citizens in Fairfield Co., Ohio)
     PHOTO OF FIRST MILL IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
     PREHISTORIC
30 FINISHED
THE PIONEER PERIOD OF LANCASTER, OHIO
     EARLY MERCHANTS
     OLD TIME WEDDING
     EARLY MECHANICS - (includes lots of names of pioneers)
40 FINISHED
PROFESSIONAL MEN
     PHYSICIANS
     RELIGIOUS
     SCHOOLS
     FINANCIAL
54 FINISHED
THE GROWTH OF LANCASTER 67 FINISHED
PIONEER FAMILIES - Some Birth, Marriage and Death Records of the Sturgeon, Wilson and Latta Families, once very prominent in Lancaster. 70 FINISHED
REMINISCENCES of the several visits of the late James G. Blaine, to Lancaster 75 FINISHED
THE LAST SPEECH OF JAMES G. BLAINE IN LANCASTER, O. 79 FINISHED
TO CALIFORNIA - The First Overland Expedition to Leave Lancaster, Fifty years ago. 82 FINISHED
FAMOUS AND WELL KNOWN MEN of Lancaster who have passed away to the unknown land since 1855 (includes a large list)
     HON. JOHN SHERMAN
     GEN. W. T. SHERMAN
     M'NEILL, JOHN B.
     JACOB BECK
84 FINISHED
 BRIEF TOWNSHIP SKETCHES
     BERNE
     PLEASANT
     MADISON
     RICHLAND
     RUSH CREEK
     VIOLET
     GREENFIELD
     AN HISTORIC OLD MILL - Rock Mill, at Hookers, Ohio
     CLEAR CREEK
     BLOOM
     WALNUT
     LIBERTY 
100 FINISHED
JONATHAN ACHEY - A prominent citizen of Baltimore, passes to the Great Beyond 110 FINISHED
BALTIMORE, FAIRFIELD COUNTY 112 not done
TOBY TOWN - ROYALTON - includes many names including
     JUDGE BEATTY
     JOHN HUMRIGHOUS
     THE ALLEN FAMILY
     COLE BROTHERS
120 FINISHED
RUSHVILLE an interesting sketch about its pioneers. 130 FINISHED
OLD TIME TAVERNS. 138 FINISHED
FAIRFIELD COUNTY FAIR - The great agricultural attraction of Southern Ohio 141 FINISHED
FAIRFIELD COUNTY IN THE WEST. - Some of its sons who have obtained distinction west of the Mississippi (includes:
     ENOCH BEERY SEITZ
144 FINISHED
GREENFIELD ACADEMY - One of Fairfield County's early educational institutions, a full list of students who attended this popular school. 149 FINISHED
EARLY PEDAGOGUES. - Some Early and Worthy Teachers of Fairfield County 155 FINISHED
PIONEER PREACHERS - of the Methodist Episcopal Church who were famous in Fairfield County 166 FINISHED
EARLY SPORTS and amusements of the pioneers of Fairfield County. 171 FINISHED
REMINISCENCES of several families prominent in the early history of Fairfield County.  Includes
     * REV. FOSTER - 176 - DONE
     * JOHN LEITH - 179 - DONE
     * REV. DAVID JONES - 181
     * McNAGHTEN - 182
     * THE WELL KNOWN PETERS FAMILY - 185
     * THE ASHBAUGH FAMILY - 192
     * THE BEERY FAMILY 198
     * THE ASHBROOK FAMILY 205
     * THE PETERS FAMILY (TUNIS, REV.) - 214
          PHILIP PETERS
          TUNIS PETERS, SR.
     * THE KAGYS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY - 216
          CHRISTIAN KAGY
     * THE RUFFNER FAMILY - 229 - DONE
     * THE ROWLES FAMILY - 239 - DONE
          THE DAUGHTERS
     * RUSH CREEK PRESBYTERIANS - 244 - DONE
     * THE WILSON FAMILY OF RICHLAND - 247 - DONE
     * THE MURPHEY FAMILY - 252 - DONE
          CHILDREN OF JOHN MURPHEY
          MURPHEY FAMILY SUPPLEMENT

     * THE HOLMES FAMILY - 258 - DONE
     * TONG (George Tong) - 262 - DONE
          THEIR CHILDREN
     * THE WELLS FAMILY - 268 - DONE
     * WELLSVILLE, OHIO - 278 - DONE
     * McCLEERY - 280 - DONE
     * TALLMAN SKETCH  - 281 - DONE
     * THE WILSONS - 283
     * THE CRUMLEY FAMILY - 289
     * THE GRAHAM FAMILY - 292
     * THE CLAYPOOL FAMILY - 296
     * THE MEASON, CHERRY AND BEAR FAMILIES - 304 - DONE
     * CHERRY FAMILY - 308
     * BEAR FAMILY - 309
     * WINTER FAMILY - 320
     * SKETCH OF THE HOOKER FAMILY - 312
     * THE REBER FAMILY and the BRIGHT FAMILY - Pioneers all. - 320 - PARTIAL
     * THE REAM FAMILY - 328
     * THE VAN METRE FAMILY - 335
     * THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY - 345
     * THE WILLIAMSON FAMILY - 349 - DONE
     * LARIMER-CHANEY  - 352 - DONE
          JUDGE CHENEY - DONE
     * REED, DENNISON AND SLAUGHTER - 357 DONE
     * THE BRANDT FAMILY OF THE EARLY DAYS - 357 DONE 
     * WHIG TICKET, 1840 - 365 DONE
     * COLONEL SAMUEL SPANGLER - 370 DONE 
     * JOHN AUGUSTUS - 376 DONE
     * THE SHARP FAMILY - 378 DONE
176 - 380 partial
PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA AND NEW JERSEY
     ARTZ (Jacob) 381
     GRIFFITH 382
381 FINISHED
A HISTORY of a Prominent Rushcreek Pioneer family
      LEIB (Joseph)
385  FINISHED
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE BLOSSER FAMILY, OF RUSHCREEK TOWNSHIP 
     THE PIGEON ROOST SWAMP

     GEORGE BLOSSER
     JACOB BLOSSER
     ABRAHAM BLOSSER
     ISAAC BLOSSER
     CELIA BLOSSER
395 FINISHED
SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTION 406 FINISHED
THE FRIEND FAMILY 408 FINISHED
THE YOUNG FAMILY 410 FINISHED
THE WISEMAN FAMILY 416 FINISHED


INDEX

Please note:  You can find these in the chapters above here.
Just look for pages that include the number next to each name here.
~SharonWick~

Academy, Greenfield.. 149
Achey, Jonathan... 110
Allen Family... 126
Allen, Lyman .. 324
Amanda Township ... 121
Amusements ... 171
Applegate, Abe... 172
Armstrong, John .. 341
Artz, Jacob .. 381
Artz, John .. 381
Asbury, F. Bishop .. 34, 63, 178
Ashbaugh family .. 192
Ashbaugh, David .. 102, 192, 197
Ashbaugh, John .. 195
Ashbaugh, John J. .. 196
Ashbrook family .. 205
Ashbrook, Aaron .. 206
Ashbrook, E. L. .. 207
Ashbrook, Eli .. 211
Ashbrook, Fanny .. 212
Ashbrook, J. M. .. 341, 209
Ashbrook, T. P. .. 208
Associate Judges ... 31
Attorneys, Early .. 31
Augustus, Judge .. 376
Baher, Daniel .. 130
Baher, Henry, Rev. .. 131
Baher, J. H. .. 131
Baker, C. .. 233
Baltimore .. 112
Baptist Church .. 35, 64
Basil .. 108
Bear family .. 309
Beatty, Judge .. 199, 124
Beatty, J. H. .. 124, 199
Beck, Jacob, Sr. .. 96
Beecher, Phil .. 31, 33, 54
Beery & Hedges .. 241
Beery Family .. 198
Beery, Abram .. 200
Berry, Geo. .. 202
Beery, John .. 199
Beery, Nicholas .. 198
Beery, T. E. .. 203
Berne Township .. 100
Blaine, J. G. .. 75, 79, 154
Bloom Township .. 104
Blosser family .. 395
Blosser, Noah .. 401
Blue Ball Tavern . 138
Blue, J. Q. A. .. 205
Boyle, Hugh .. 31
Brandt family .. 361
Brandt, Adam .. 362, 266
Brandt, Boss .. 368
Brandt, David .. 362, 365, 363
Brandt, Isaac .. 363
Brandt, Jacob .. 362, 366
Brandt, Ludwig .. 361
Brandt, O. B. .. 260
Brasee, John S. .. 141
Brasee, John T. .. 141, 356, 58
Bright, David, Sr. .. 325
Bright, David, Jr. .. 325
Bright, John, Sr. .. 327
Brough, Jno. .. 59
Buckeye Lake .. 105
Bumgardner, H. .. 224
California Expedition .. 82
Callahan, Geo., Rev. .. 263
Carlisle .. 287
Carpenter, Gabriel .. 344
Carpenter, Joseph, Rev. .. 169
Cartwright, Peter, Rev. 170
Catherwood, M. H. .. 393
Catholic Church .. 64
Chaney, John .. 352, 354
Cherry Family .. 308
Churches .. 34
Clark, Joshua .. 51
Claypool, Abraham .. 297
Claypool, Albert .. 300, 302
Claypool, Isaac .. 301
Claypool, Jacob .. 298
Claypool, S. .. 296
Claypool, Wesley .. 300, 303
Clear Creek .. 104
Clerk of Court .. 31
Clinton, DeWitt, Gov. .. 260
Coates, Samuel .. 42
Cole family .. 134
Cole, Broad .. 134
Common Pleas Judges .. 32, 33
Connell, John .. 45
Converse, James .. 41
Coulson, Wm. .. 132, 101
County Commissioners .. 30
Court House .. 31
Court of Quarter Sessions .. 30
Courtright Family .. 345
Cox, T. B., Major .. 172, 175
Creed, John .. 45
Creed, John M. .. 60
Crumley Family .. 289
Davidson, Dr. A. .. 142, 172, 173
Davis, Amos .. 388
Death List of Lancaster .. 84
DeBolt, Rev. .. 177
Debolt, Reason .. 177
Dennison, James .. 357
Distilleries .. 36, 37
Drake, Thos. .. 377, 378
Duke of Saxe Weimar .. 68
Eagle Ohio .. 47
Early Merchants .. 44
Early Sports .. 171
Effinger, Samuel .. 50
Evangelical Church .. 35
Ewing, Thos. .. 56, 166, 260
Fairfield County Fair .. 141
Fetters, Thos. .. 327
Foster, Rev. Wm. .. 176, 177
Friend Family .. 408
Gazette .. 53
Gill, John .. 142
Gist, Christopher .. 7
Glick Church .. 34
Goldthwait, John .. 105
Graham Family .. 292
Graybill Tavern .. 138
Graybill, Samuel .. 172
Greenfield Township .. 102
Greenfield Twp in 1840 . 364, 365
Griffith Family .. 382
Griffith, James .. 382
Griffith, Thos. . 383
Grist Mills .. 36
Groghan, George .. 7
Hamilton, Col. Wm. .. 377
Hocking Valley Railroad .. 69
Holmes, James .. 258, 259
Holmes Family .. 258
Holmes, Alex. .. 259, 260
Holmes, James .. 261
Holmes, James, Jr. .. 263
Holmes, Samuel .. 264
Holmes, Thos. .. 261
Holmes, Wesley .. 261
Hooker Family .. 312
Hooker, Samuel, Sr. .. 313
Hooker, Samuel, Jr. .. 313
Hooker, Richard .. 314
Hooker, Richard of Turkey R. .. 315, 316, 317, 318
Hooker, Richard Bachelor . 313, 315
Hooker, Samuel .. 314
Howes Academy .. 65
Huber, David .. 37, 141, 142
Humrighous, Jno. .. 125
Hunter, H. H. .. 57
Hyde, Simon, Dr. .. 135
Irvin, W. W. .. 33, 54, 55
Jones, David, Rev. .. 181
Kagy Family .. 216
Kagy, C. R. .. 225
Kagy, Jacob .. 224
Kagy, L. B. .. 217, 218
Kagy, Martin, Dr. .. 224
Kagy, Rudolph .. 221, 226
Kauffman, George .. 36
Keller, D. P. .. 178, 235
Keller, Daniel .. 234, 235, 353
Kreider, M. Z., Dr. .. 62
Lancaster Academy .. 65
Lancaster Bank .. 66
Lancaster Library .. 69
Larimer, Isaac .. 352, 353
Lateral Canal .. 69
Latta Family .. 72
Latta, John .. 45
Legislature .. 33
Leib, A. D. .. 388
Leib, H. F. .. 390
Leib, Joseph .. 385
Leib, Joseph, Jr. .. 385
Leib, Samuel F. .. 389
Leist, John .. 104
Leith, John .. 179
Leonard, Henry .. 108
Lewis, Tilman .. 34
Liberty Township .. 106
Lincoln, Abraham .. 170
Lutheran Church .. 63
Lynch, Gen. .. 100
McCleery .. 280
McCleery, James .. 274
McCleery, Wm. .. 177
McClelland, R. .. 182
McColloch, Elizabeth .. 10
McColloch, Frank .. 15
McColloch, Noah Zane .. 15
McColloch, Samuel .. 10
McColloch, Samuel Jr. .. 15
McColloch, William .. 15
McFarland, W. .. 178
McFarland, J. C. .. 178
McIntire, John .. 23, 170
McIntire, Sarah .. 23, 170
McKinley, Mrs. .. 193
McLean, Alex .. 268
McNaghten, John .. 183
McNaghten, Noah .. 184
McNaghten, Owen . 184
McNaghten, Thomas .. 182, 184
McNamee, Job .. 131
McNeill, J. B. .. 94
Maccracken, S. F. .. 45
Madison Township .. 101
Mason Family .. 304
Mason and Dixon Line .. 267
Matlock, Mrs. .. 142
Merchants Early .. 44
Mechanics Early .. 47
Mechanics, 1810 tl 1830 .. 50
Medill, William .. 59
Merwin, E. B. .. 55
Methodist E. Church .. 35, 34, 63
Methodist Society First .. 34, 35, 252, 63
Miner, E. L., Dr. .. 177
Moyer, Jacob .. 411
Murphey Family .. 253
Murphey, Ed. .. 249, 254
Murphey, Elizabeth .. 256
Murphey, John .. 253, 255, 237, 249
Murphey, Wm. .. 253
Murphey, Wm. .. 172, 175
Noble, John, Col. .. 50, 260
Noble, John W. .. 145, 146
Wolf, Ezra .. 374
Wolf, Isaac .. 376
Wolf, Salem .. 375
Wolf, Salem S. .. 374
Wolf, Valentine .. 374
Work, Charles, Rev. .. 244
Young Family .. 410
Zane, Andrew .. 13
Zane, Austin B. .. 13
Zane, Daniel .. 12
Zane, Ebenezer .. 9
Zane, Elizabeth .. 13
Zane, Isaac .. 14, 16
Zane, John .. 48
Zane, Jonathan .. 14
Zane, Noah .. 48
Zane, Samuel .. 12
Zane, Silas .. 13
Ohio Canal .. 112
Pearse, James W. .. 142
Pearse, John V. .. 338
Pedagogues Early .. 155 to 165
Pence, Barbara .. 366
Pence, D., Jr. .. 233
Pence, David .. 232
Pence, Jacob .. 362
Peters Family .. 183
Peters, Andrew .. 191, 324
Peters, Gershom .. 205, 214
Peters, Jonathan .. 205, 214
Petes, Philip .. 215
Peters, S. R. .. 189
Peters, Samuel .. 183
Petes, Tunis, Rev. .. 214, 216
Phoenix Tavern .. 139
Physicians Earlly .. 61
Pigeon Roost S. .. 391
Pioneer Preachers .. 166
Pleasant Run Baptist Church .. 35
Pleasant Township .. 100
Pleasantville Academy .. 210
Prehistoric Forts .. 38
Presbyterian Church .. 63, 104, 244
Presbyterians of Rush Creek .. 244
Private Schools .. 64
Professional Men .. 54
Prosecuting Attorneys .. 33
Public Schools .. 18, 30, 65
Quinn, James, Rev. .. 42, 167, 178
Rank, David .. 277
Ream Family .. 329
Ream, George .. 333
Ream, Rheem Daniel .. 377
Reber & Kutz .. 37
Reber Family .. 320
Reber, Henry .. 323
Reber, John .. 322
Reber, Samuel .. 323
Reber, Samuel .. 145
Reber, Valentine .. 321
Reed, Wm. James .. 357
Reese, David .. 48
Richland .. 101
Richland Chapel .. 34, 252
Ring, George .. 50, 38
Rock Mill .. 103
Rodebaugh, Joel .. 256
Roe, Thos. .. 273, 277
Rowles Family .. 237
Rowles, John .. 237
Rowles, John .. 240
Rowles, John, Sr. .. 238
Rowles, Wm., Sr. .. 241
Royalton .. 120
Ruffner, B., Sr. .. 237
Ruffner, Eml .. 229
Ruffner, Joseph, Col. 231
Ruffner, Michael .. 132
Ruffner, Michael .. 250
Ruffner, Peter .. 249
Rush Creek .. 101
Rush Creek Presbyterian . 34
Rushville .. 130
Sanderson, George .. 47, 53
Saxe Weimar, Duke .. 68
Saxton, John and Joshua .. 193
Saxton, Joseph .. 194
Schoch, J. M. .. 357, 358
School Teachers Early .. 155 to 165
Seitz, Daniel .. 202
Seitz, Enoch Beery .. 202, 147
Seitz, Enoch Beery .. 147, 202
Shaffer Tavern .. 138
Sharp, Joseph .. 378, 379
Sharp, R. H. .. 378
Sharp, R. L. .. 379
Sherman, C. R., Judge .. 55
Sherman, John .. 87
Sherman, W. T., Gen. .. 91
Snider, A. G. .. 141, 199
Soldiers of Revolution .. 406
Spangler, Samuel .. 370
Stanbery, Henry .. 57
State vs Pealt .. 32
Staughter, Judge .. 31, 54, 357
Sterrit, Price .. 71
Stevenson, Daniel .. 186
Stuart, Thompson .. 246
Stuckey, James .. 100
Stukey, W. W. .. 197
Sturgeon Family .. 70
Sturgeon, Thos. .. 71
Tallmadge, Darius .. 37, 50, 141
Tallman Family .. 281
Tallman, George .. 316
Tallman, Wm. .. 316
Tavern Keepers Early .. 49
Taverns' Old Time .. 138
Taylor, Henry .. 262
Teachers Early .. 155 - 165
Teal, Edward .. 177
Tong, Geo. .. 262
Turkey Run Church .. 35
Turner, John .. 200
Van Metre, John I. .. 344
Van Metre Family .. 335
Van Metre, Daniel .. 336
Violet Township .. 102
Waddle, Charles, Rev. .. 168
Wagenhals, John, Rev. .. 333
Walnut Township .. 105
Walters, F., Judge .. 192
Weatherby, Nathan .. 381
Wells Grave Yard .. 279
Wells- Homes Graveyard .. 392
Wells Family .. 268
Wells, James, Gen. .. 270
Wells, Richard .. 270
Wellsville .. 278
Whitman Judge .. 353
Williams, John, Dr. .. 149, 65
Williamson Family .. 348
Williamson, John, Gen. .. 48
Wilson Family .. 283
Wilson Family Richland .. 247
Wilson, David .. 250
Wilson, Isaac .. 250
Wilson, James, Dr. .. 62, 71
Wilson, Nathan .. 284, 285
Wilson, William .. 247
Winter Family .. 310
Wiseman Family .. 416
Wiseman, P. S. .. 417, 210


 

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