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History of Fayette County, Ohio
With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
Genealogical Records of Old Families
Frank M. Allen, Editor
Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen & Co., 
1914
CHAPTER I - RELATED STATE HISTORY 25
  - First White Men in Northwest Territory
 - English and French Claims
 - Three Successive Sovereign Flags Over Present Ohio
 - Passing of the Indians
 - Battle of Fallen Timbers
 - Northwest Territory
 - Ohio, the First Northwest State
 - Early Settlements
 - Activities of the Traders
 - French and Revolutionary Period
 - George Rogers Clark and His Campaign
 - First Surveys and Early Settlers
 - Ordinance of 1787
 - First Stage of Government Under the Ordinance
 - Second State
 - Organization of the Northwest Territory
 - Representative Stage of Government
 - First Territorial Legislature
 - Division of 1800
 - Census of 1800
 - Symmes Purchase and Other Early Settlements
 - County Organization
 - Indian Wars
 - Formation of a New State
 - Date of Ohio's Admission to the Union
 - Capitals of Northwest Territory and Ohio
 - Constitutional History of Ohio
 - Military Record
 - Land Grants
 - Military Lands
 - Refugee Tract
 - Road Lands
 - Canal Grants
 - Zane Sections
 - Ministerial Lands
 - Schools Sections
 - Ohio Politics
 - Boundary Lines
 - Organization of Counties and Early Settlers
 
CHAPTER II - GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY 73
 - Boundaries of Fayette County
 - Geological Formations
 - Water Courses
 - Drainage
 - Land Elevation
 - Rock Formations
 - The Drift
 - Gravel and Sand
 - The Soil
 
CHAPTER iii - COUNTY ORGANIZATION 77
  - County Organization Leading up to that of Fayette
 - Fayette County Created
 - Original Townships
 - Present Townships
 
CHAPTER IV - EARLY SETTLEMENT 82
  - Indian Inhabitants
 - First Surveys
 - Land Entries
 - Early Settlers
 - Interesting Incidents
 - Pioneer Life
 - Narrative of an Old Pioneer
 - Early Habits and Customs
 - Pioneer Wedding
 - Mills and Milling
 - Taverns
 - Corn Huskings
 - Hunting
 - Early Mails
 - Pigeon Roosts
 - Sickness
 - Destruction of Milliken Dam
 - Incidents
 - A Hermit
 - Distilleries
 
CHAPTER V - COUNTY GOVERNMENT 106
  - Scarcity of Early Records
 - County Treasury Robbed
 - Early County Bills
 - First Court Hosue
 - Second Court Hosue
 - Present Court House
 - County Jails
 - Public Drinking Fountain
 - First County "Safe"
 - County Infirmary
 - County Children's Home
 - Carder Infirmary
 - County Roads and Pike Systems
 - County Finances
 
CHAPTER VI - OFFICIAL REPRESENTATION 117
  - Presidential Vote in the County
 - Political Parties
 - State Senators
 - State Representatives
 - Presiding Judges
 - Associate Judges
 - Common Pleas Judges
 - County Auditors
 - County Recorders
 - County Treasurers
 - Clerks of Court
 - Sheriffs
 - Probate Judges
 - Prosecuting Attorneys
 - Coroners
 - County Surveyors
 - County Superintendents of Schools
 - District Assessors
 - County Commissioners
 - Justices of the Peace
 
CHAPTER VII - TRANSPORTATION 127
  - Early Transportation by Freight Wagonsa nd Boats
 - The First Railroad
 - Bond Issues
 - Subsequent and Present Roads
 
CHAPTER VIII - EVOLUTION OF AGRICULTURE AND STOCK RAISING 130
  - Fayette an Agricultural County
 - The Soil
 - Live Stock
 - Agricultural Statistics
 - Drainage
 - Tiling
 - County Agricultural Societies
 - Hog Cholera Epidemics
 - Corn Shows and Institutes
 
CHAPTER IX - BANKS AND BANKING 135
  - The Press a Great Civilizing Influence
 - Fayette County's First Newspaper, Freedom's Advocate
 - Later Newspapers at Washington C. H.
 - The Jeffersonville Citizen
 - Newspapers in Ohio
 - The First Printing Press in Fayette County
 
CHAPTER XI - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 150
  - Value of the Physician
 - Progress in Medical Science
 - First and Early Doctors in Fayette County
 - Later Doctors
 - Physicians of the County in 1914
 - Fayette County Medical Society
 - City Hospitals
 
CHAPTER XII - THE BENCH AND BAR 160
  - The Judiciary
 - Legislature Enactments Establishign Judiciary System
 - The First Session of Court in Fayette County
 - Fayette County Lawyers
 - Present Members of the Bar
 - Judges af Court of Appeals
 - Judges Court of Common Pleas
 - Other Court Officers
 - H. B. Maynard
 - John J. Harper
 
CHAPTER XIII - MILITARY HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY 172
  - Fayette County's Part in the War of 1812
 - Transportation of Provisions
 - Mexican War
 - Militia Muster Days
 - Fayette County in the Civil War
 - Lincoln's Proclamation
 - Mass Meetings
 - Enlistments from Fayette County Townships
 - Revolutionary Soldiers in Fayette County
 - Memorial Hall
 - Names of Fayette County Soldiers
 - Spanish American War
 - A Hero in Two Wars
 
CHAPTER XIV - EDUCATIONAL HISTORY 201
  - Great Progress in the Science of Education
 - The Old and the Modern School Hosue
 - Schools of Washington C. H.
 - Township Schools
 - Wayne Centralized School
 - The Thoughtful School Superintendent.
 
CHAPTER XV - SECRET AND FRATERNAL ORDERS 213
  - Free and Accepted Masons
 - Royal Arch Masons
 - Knight s Templar
 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
 - The Encampment
 - Kngiths of Pythias
 
CHAPTER XVI - HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES 220
 - Presbyterian Churches
 - Methodism in Fayette County
 - African M. E. Church
 - Methodist Protestant Churches
 - The Christian Church
 - United Brethren Churches
 - Baptist Societies
 - Colored Baptist Church
 - Friends Society
 - Free Church Association
 - Universalist Church
 - Protestant Episcopal Church
 - Church of Christ
 - Oldest Church Building in the County
 - Catholic Church
 - Young Men's Christian Association
 
CHAPTER XVII - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS OF INTEREST 245
 - The Temperance Crusade
 - The Appeal
 - Counterfeiting
 - The Funk Fight
 - A Cruel Indian
 - Early Criminal Cases
 - Execution of William G. W. Smith
 - Stock Sales
 - Horse Trading
 - Capture of Andrew Ellison
 - A Hot Race
 - Big Riot of 1894
 - Unique Destruction of a Mill Dam
 - Immense Petrified Maple Log
 - First Murder Case
 - First Execution
 - First Marriages
 - Centennial Anniversary of County
 - Intoxicated Hogs
 - Odd Old Record
 - Garfield Memorial Services
 - McKinley Memorial Services
 - Population Statistics
 - Great Flood of 1913
 - Portrait of McKinley by Local Artist
 - automobiles in County
 - Blind Pensioners
 - Market Quotations.
 
CHAPTER XVIII - REMINISCENCES AND MEMOIRS 274
 - "Old Uncle Billy Snider"
 - "Kelly" Dixon, the Aged Pedestrian
 - Aged Native-born Citizen
 - Fayette Pioneer at Fort Meigs
 - Hon. Mills Gardner
 - Judge Richard A. Harrison
 - Hon. Marshall J. Williams
 
CHAPTER XIX - UNION TOWNSHIP 282
 - Topography
 - Early Settlement
 - Drainage
 - Pioneers Who First Located Here 
 
CHAPTER XX - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - Finished 283
 - Topography
 - Natural Features
 - Early Settlement
 - Official Annals
 - First Election
 - Counterfeiters
 - Mills
 - Towns and Hamlets
 - Jeffersonville
 
CHAPTER XXI - JASPER TOWNSHIP - Finished 293
  - Boundaries
 - First Settlement
 - "Uncle Johnny" Coons
 - Towns and Villages
 - Plymouth
 - Jasper Mills
 - Allenton (Ocra)
 - Milledgeville
 
CHAPTER XXII - CONCORD TOWNSHIP - Finished 299
 - Location
 - Pioneer Settlers
 - Sundry Incidents of Early Life
 - Mills
 - Village of Staunton
 
CHAPTER XXIII - GREEN TOWNSHIP - Finished 304
 - Boundaries and Surveys
 - Early Settlement
 - Jesse Row
 - Pioneer Sketches
 - Moons
 - Mills and Distilleries
 - Interesting Incidents 
 
CHAPTER XXIV - PERRY TOWNSHIP - Finished 310
  - Locations
 - Organizations and First Officers
 - Settlement
 - An Indian Scare
 - Milling Intersts of Long Ago
 - New Martinsburg
 
CHAPTER XXV - WAYNE TOWNSHIP - Finished 317
  - Place of Rist White Settlement
 - The Pioneers
 - Early Taverns
 - Indian Horrors
 - Village of Good Hope
 - Other Villages
 
CHAPTER XXVI - MARION TOWNSHIP - Not Transcribed yet 324
 - Boundaries
 - First Settlement
 - Milling
 - Tanneries
 - First Election
 - Villages
 
CHAPTER XXVII - PAINT TOWNSHIP - Partially finished 328
 - Location
 - Natural Features
 - Early Settlement
 - Minor Incidents
 - Village of Bloomingburg
 - Some Early Events
 - Milling Industries
 - Anti Slavery Days in Bloomingburg
 - The Temperance Question 
 
CHAPTER XXVIII - MADISON TOWNSHIP - Not Transcribed yet 337
  - Location and Boundaries
 - Settlement
 - Early Stores and Shops
 - Mills
 - Waterloo
 
CHAPTER XXIX - CITY OF WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE - Partially transcribed 8/26/2016 346
  - Location
 - Name
 - First Busines Events
 - The City in 1815
 - First and Early Events
 - Municipal Government
 - City Finances
 - Fire Department
 - Early day Council Proceedings
 - Old Times
 - Manufacturing Industries
 - Industries of 1901
 - Great Sales Stables
 - Proposed Car Lines
 - Natural Gas Prospects
 - Present Business Interests
 - Washington Cemetery
 - Postoffice History
 - Cyclone of 1885
 - Great First of 1911
 - Public Library
 

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