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A Complete History of Fairfield Co., Ohio
by Hervey Scott
1795 - 1876
Publ. Siebert & Lilley
Printers and Biniers
Columbus, Ohio
1877
Transcribed by Sharon Wick

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ERRATA  
Physicians  
History of Fairfield County 1
Primitive State of the Coventry 2
First Settlement 4
Lancaster 6
First Born 7
Ruhamah Green (Builderback)   8
Mount Pleasant 10
Growth of Lancaster 11
First Mails and Post-route 12
Medical Profession 16
Bar of Lancaster 16
Commerce of Fairfield County 18
Enterprise 20
Incorporation 21
Miscellaneous 21
- Old Religious Stanzas 23
- Choruses 27
- Old Plays 28
Fourth of July 31
Finances of Lancaster in 1827 32
Carpenter's Addition 34
Public Square 34
New Court-House 35
County Jail 36
Fairfield County in 1806 36
 - Names of Tax-Payers in Fairfield County in 1806. 36 - 49
Finances of Fairfield in 1875 36
First Court of Common Pleas 52
Relics 56
Lancaster Gazette 58
Ohio Eagle 57
Physicians 59
Other Papers 59
Inscriptions in Kuntz's Graveyard 61
Ghost Story 61
Miscellaneous 65
Of the boy that stole apples 68
Grape Culture 68
Statistics of Fairfield County 69
Secret Societies 69
Masonic 69
Odd Fellowship 71
Knights of Pythias 73
Knights of Honor 73
Patrons of Husbandry 74
St. Joseph's Benevolent Association 75
Constituent Members  
Knights of St. George 77
Court of Quarter-Sessions 78
Fairfield County in the War of 1812 79
Statistics 79
Refugee Lands 80
Reform Farm 80
Representatives in Congress 82
Townships 82-96
County Fair 96
General Sanderson's Notes 98 - 102
From Kendall's Life of Jackson 102
First Funeral 104
Fourth of July 104 - 106
Convention Election 106 - 107
War of 1812 107 - 109
Senators and Representatives of Fairfield 109 - 112
Rebellion of 1861 112 - 114
Three Months' Service 114 - 116
Cavalry 116
Promotions 116 - 117
An Incident 117
Bands in the Rebellion 117 - 118
Seventeenth Regiment Band 118
Horticultural Society 119 - 120
Political 120 - 122
Religious 122
Methodist Episcopal Church 122 - 128
Protestant Methodist Church 128
Regular Baptist Church 128 - 129
Baptist Church (New School) 129
Pleasant Run Church 129 - 131
Presbyterian Church 131 - 133
Presbyterian Church at West Rushville 133 - 134
The Bethel Church 134
Presbyterian Church at Bremen 134 - 135
Episcopal Church of St. John 135
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church 135 - 136
First English Lutheran Church of Lancaster 136
German Reform Church 136 - 137
The Emanuel's Church 137 - 138
Catholic Church 138 - 139
Omish Mennonite Church 139
Jacob Amen 139 - 140
Evangelical Association (Albright) 140 - 141
Dunker Church 142 - 144
Probate Judges 144
Clerks of Court of Common Pleas 144 - 145
Sheriffs 145
Treasurers 145 - 146
County Surveyors 146 - 147
County Auditors 147
Prosecuting Attorneys 147
County Recorders 147 - 148
Judges of Courts of Common Pleas 148
Baud of Horse-thieves, and How they were broken up. 148 - 150
Hocking Valley Canal 150
Response of Mr. Carlisle 150 - 151
Letter of General Ewing 151 - 152
Typhoid Epidemic 152
Typhoid Epidemic 152
Fairfield's Public Men 152 - 156
Nationality 156
Births and Deaths in Fairfield County in the Year Ending April 1st, 1877 157
Leith, John 158 - 159
Rush Creek Township in 1806 159 - 160
Land Tax 160
Binninger, Philip 160
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS and PERSONAL 161
 - Chaney, John 161
 - Carlisle, B. W. 165
 - Stemen, Nichlas 167
 - Sherman, Judge Charles 172
 - Hunter, Hocking H. 172
 - Beery, George W. 173
 - Williams, John 173
 - McClung, William 176
 - King, Mrs. Flora 176
 - Ashbaugh, John OK 177
 - Ream, Jonas A. 178
 - Stewart, Levi 179
First Settlers 180
 - Leonard, Henry 182
 - Leist, Michael - OK 192
 - Wiseman, Joseph 194
 - Jackson, Thomas 196
 - Bope, Jacob 199
 - Murphy, William 203
 - Cherry, Thomas 204
 - Radibaugh, Mrs. Mary 206
 - Sheaffer, Jacob 207
 - Crook, John 209
 - Fishbaugh, Mordecai OK 211
 - Harmon, George 214
 - Crumley, Daniel 216
 - Murphy, Theodore 218
 - Courtright, John 219
 - Iric, John 220
 - Cole, Thomas 222
Amanda Township OK 224
 - Lyle, David 228
 - Peters, Wesley 230
 - Ewing, Thomas E. 232
 - Sites, Frederick 234
 - See, John 234
 - Landis, Martin 237
 - Foster, David 238
 - Rudolph, Christian 241
 - Van Pearce, Mrs. 242
 - Foster, F. A. 243
 - Vandemark, Elias 245
 - Hathaway, A. 248
 - Heyl, Christian 252
 - Young, Mrs. Rachel 258
 - Shawk, Charles 261
 - Rutter, Mrs. Catharine 262
 - Hunter, Andrew 264
 - Sherrick, Elizabeth 266
 - McClung, Mrs. Jane 268
 - McClung, Mrs. Jane 268
 - Vanzant, John 271
 - Griffith, Samuel 276
 - Reece, Thomas 277
Judges of Court 278
Gas-Light and Coke Company 281
Colored Citizens of Lancaster 281
Banks of Lancaster 282
Railroads 285
Governors of Ohio 287
Presidents of United States 288
Cold Spring Rescue 289
 - Barr, Thomas 292
 - Kester, Samuel 296
Prophesy 297
Conclusion 298
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