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Fulton County,  Ohio
History & Genealogy



Source:
History of Henry & Fulton Counties
edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich - Syracuse NY
Publ. D. Mason & Co.
1888.
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CONTENTS

CHAPTER -   PAGE
CHAPTER I. - - A Brief Chapter Explanatory of this Volume and Its Subdivisions 17
CHAPTER II. -  - Commencement of the Indian Occupation of the Country East of the Mississippi
 - Original Occupants
 - The Lenni Lenapes
 - The Mengwe
 - The Allegwi
 - Ancient Tradition
 - The Conflict
 - The Lenapes and Mengwe Victorious
 - Their Occupation of the Whole Eastern Country.
18
CHAPTER III. -  - From the Close of the Revolution Down to the Time of the Removal of the Last of the Indian Tribes from the Valley
 - Names and Characteristics of the Tribes of the Valley
 - The Part Taken by Them in the Wars
 - Their Final Removal
 - Incidents
22
CHAPTER IV. -  - Province of Louisiana
 - French Claim
 - British Claim
 - Cession of France to England
 - Cession by England to the Colonies
 - Cesssion by the States to the United States
 - Extinguishment of Indian Tribes
 - Organization as to Territory
 - Admission as a State
 - Organization of Counties
 - Township Organization.
32
CHAPTER V. -  - History of the Adventures, Invasion, Immigration and Settlement by the Whites 37
CHAPTER VI. -  - Early Settlers of the Maumee Valley Recalled
 - The Names of Many of Them, and Some Incidents Concerning Them
43
CHAPTER VII. -  - Erection of HENRY COUNTY
 - The Act Creating It
 - Other Counties Erected at the Same Time
 - Original Boundaries
 - Subsequent Reductions to Form Other Counties
 - Geographical Location and Present Boundaries
 - Events Incident to Its Complete Organization
 - Locating the County Seat
 - Napoleon Designated
 - First County Officers
 - First Court
 - The Old Log Court-House
 - The First Frame Court-House
 - Its Burning
 - The Records Destroyed
 - The First Brick Court-House
 - Its Desctruction
 - The Present Court-House and Jail
 - County Civil List
47
CHAPTER VIII. -  - Historical Incidents and Localities Connected with Henry County
 -
Simon Girty
 - A Tale of the Early War
 - Logan's Fidelity Proved
 - The Black Swamp
 - Killing of Four Indians.
55
CHAPTER IX. -  - A General Topographical and Geographical View of HENRY COUNTY; Its Civil Divisions. 62
CHAPTER X. -  - Geology of HENRY COUNTY 65
CHAPTER XI. -  - The Titles to Lands of Ohio
 - Original Claimants
 - Extinguishment of Indian Tribes
 - Surveys in this Region
70
CHAPTER XII. -  - HENRY COUNTY in the War of 1861-65 76
CHAPTER XIII. -  - The Bench and Bar 140
CHAPTER XIV. -  - The HENRY COUNTY Press 156
CHAPTER XV. -  - The Medical Profession 162
CHAPTER XVI. -  - History of the Incorporated VILLAGE OF NAPOLEON -
 - The Seat of Justice of HENRY COUNTY
166
CHAPTER XVII. -  - History of BARTLOW TOWNSHIP 199
CHAPTER XVIII. -  - History of DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP 203
CHAPTER XIX. -  - History of FLAT ROCK TOWNSHIP 208
CHAPTER XX. -  - History of FREEDOM TOWNSHIP 227
CHAPTER XXI. -  - History of HARRISON TOWNSHIP 230
CHAPTER XXII. -  - History of LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 235
CHAPTER XXIII. -  - History of MARION TOWNSHIP 239
CHAPTER XXIV. -  - History of MONROE TOWNSHIP 243
CHAPTER XXV. -  - History of NAPOLEON TOWNSHIP 248
CHAPTER XXVI. -  - History of PLEASANT TOWNSHIP 264
CHAPTER XXVII. -  - History of RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP 270
CHAPTER XXVIII. -  - History of RIDGEVILLE TOWNSHIP 273
CHAPTER XXIX. -  - History of WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 277
CHAPTER XXX. - The Organization of FULTON COUNTY
 - Erection of FULTON COUNTY
 - Act Creating It.
 - Fixing the Seat of Justice
 - Naming It
 - The First Court House
 - First Term of Court Held in Pike Township
 - The First Jail
 - Propositions to Change the County Seat
 - Burning of the Court-House at Ottokee
 - New Court-House Erected
 - Removal of County Seat to Wauseon
 - The New Court-House
 - The Jail
 - The Infirmary
 - List of County Officials
285
CHAPTER XXXI. -  - Geographical Location of FULTON COUNTY
 - Boundaries
 - Position of Townships
 - Streams
 - Topography
 - Ditching and Draining
293
CHAPTER XXXII. -  - Geology of FULTON COUNTY 296
CHAPTER XXXIII. -  - Showing Titles, Grants and Surveys, Native and Foreign, to the Soil of Fulton County 302
CHAPTER XXXIV. -  - Meteorology of FULTON COUNTY 316
CHAPTER XXXV. -  - Early Settlement North of the Fulton Line
 - Recollections of Pioneer Life
327
CHAPTER XXXVI. -  - Societies of the County 331
CHAPTER XXXVII. -  - Military History of FULTON COUNTY
 - Early Militia Organizations - PARTIALLY TRANSCRIBED
334
CHAPTER XXXVIII. -  - The Bench and Bar of FULTON COUNTY 387
CHAPTER XXXIX. -  - The Medical Profession 403
CHAPTER XL. -  - The Press of FULTON COUNTY 411
CHAPTER XLI. -  - History of the Incorporated VILLAGE OF WAUSEON, the Seat of Justice of FULTON COUNTY 420
CHAPTER XLII. -  - History of AMBOY TOWNSHIP 434
CHAPTER XLIII. -  - History of CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP 444
CHAPTER XLIV. -  - History of CLINTON TOWNSHIP 455
CHAPTER XLV. -  - History of DOVER TOWNSHIP 465
CHAPTER XLVI. -  - History of FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 475
CHAPTER XLVII. -  - History of FULTON TOWNSHIP 489
CHAPTER XLVIII. -  - History of GERMAN TOWNSHIP 506
CHAPTER XLIX. -  - History of GORHAM TOWNSHIP 516
CHAPTER L. -  - History of PIKE TOWNSHIP 528
CHAPTER LI. -  - History of ROYALTON TOWNSHIP 540
CHAPTER LII. -  - History of SWAN CREEK TOWNSHIP 551
CHAPTER LIII. -  - History of YORK TOWNSHIP 562
CHAPTER LIV. -  - BIOGRAPHICAL 573
   - BRIEF PERSONALS 643
  BIOGRAPHICAL  
     
ILLUSTRATIONS.
  Allen, Hon, Charles L. facing 524
  Ayers, David facing 470
  Barber, Col. E. L. facing 338
  Bassett, Dr. L. A. facing 492
  Briggs, Frank facing 568
  Brown, Hon. Levi W. facing 610
  Canfield, Heman A. facing 520
  Deyo, Hon. Albert facing 452
  Ely, Lafayette G. facing 484
  Finney, Dr. S. B. facing 612
  Haag, Hon. John M. facing 152
  Haag, Samuel C. facing 586
  Hagar, William D. facing 600
  Hamler, John facing 240
  Handy, William H. facing 396
  Hollister, D. W., M. D. facing 404
  Hornung, Charles facing 266
  Jordan, Amos H. facing 448
  Kilpatrick, Mrs. Mary I. facing 628
  Kelley, William C. facing 398
  Miller, Joseph H. facing 502
  Murbach, Andrew J., M.D. facing 514
  Rorick, Hon. John C. facing 424
  Rorick, Hon. E. H. facing 526
  Robinson, Anthony B. facing 594
  Scott, Hon. Robert K. - Brig. & Segt.? Maj. Genl. U. S. Vols. facing 96
  Scofield, James E. facing 208
  Scofield, John N. facing 274
  Scribner, A. B. facing 180
  Thompson, Abraham B. facing 564
  Trowbridge, Llyman facing 172
  Tyler, Hon. John H. facing 262


 

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