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Fulton County,  Ohio
History & Genealogy


** Source:
The County of Fulton
A History of Fulton County, Ohio,
from the Earliest Days, with Special Chapters on Various Subjects,
Including Each of the Different Townships;
Also a Biographical Department
Publ: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association
1905
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CONTENTS

CHAPTER -   PAGE
1. FULTON COUNTY ANTIQUITIES
 - The Mound Builders
 - Their Work in Fulton County
 - General description of mounds
 - Implements made by the extinct race
 - Conflicting theories
17
2. EARLY JURISDICTION
 - Title to lands
 - Treaty of 1783
 - Virginia's claim of Sovereignty
 - The Greenville treaty
 - The county of Wayne
 - Representatives in first legislative assembly
 - Under the jurisdiction of Montgomery, Miami, Shelby, Williams, Lucas, and HEnry counties
 - Claims of the Indians
 - Cessions of territory by the Red Men
 - Formation of Fulton county
30
3 THE BOUNDARY DISPUTE
 - Importance of the question
 - The origin of the difficulty
 - Mitchell & Bradley's map
 - Exception clause in first State constitution
 - The Harris line
 - The Fulton line
 - The Wabash and Lake Erie canal
 - Attack upon official surveying party
 - Major Stickney and his connections with the boundary dispute
 - Removal of the obstreperous Acting-Governor Stevens of Michigan
 - Dispute finally settled by Congress
 - Legal phases of the question
45
4. SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION
 - Pioneer settlements and mention of early settlers
 - The "Vistula Road"
 - Organization of the county
 - Nathaniel Leggett
 - First county officeals
 - The locating of the seat of Justice
 - The building of the Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana railroad
 - History of efforts to establish newspapers
 - Census of 1860
 - Character of the population
60
5. THE COUNTY'S WAR RECORD
 - Period of peace
 - The sectional strife
 - Opposition to the government's policy
 - First organization of troops
 - The Fourteenth regiment
 - The Thirty-eighth, Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth
 - Eighty-fifth, Eighty-sixth, One Hundredth, One Hundred and Eleventh and other regiments of infantry
 - The Third regiment of cavalry
 - Field and Staff officers furnished by Fulton county
74
6. THE LAST FORTY YEARS
 - Chronological record of events from the close of the war to 1905
 - Removal of the seat of Justice to Wauseon
 - Census of 1900
88
7. POLITICS AND OFFICIAL HONORS
 - Political history of the county beginning with 1850, and including a roster of National, State and county officers, brought dow to date, with biographical mention of many of the favored individuals
102
8. RESOURCES AND EARLY ENTERPRISES
 - Industry and agriculture
 - Topography and geology of the county
 - The drift deposit
 - Agricultural products
 - Agricultural societies and fairs
 - Patrons of husbandry
 - Primitive manufactures
 - Statistics of 1904
114
9. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 - Early schools and schoolmasters
 - Description of the primitive schoolhouses
 - Old fashioned spelling-schools
 - School books
 - Statistics concerning the present day schools in the county
126
10. BENCH AND BAR
 - List of associate judges under the old Constitution
 - Early court of common pleas
 - First session of court in Fulton county
 - Common pleas judges with sketches
 - The district court
 - Prosecuting attorneys
 - Probate court and judges
 - Clerks of the courts
 - Sheriffs
 - Members of the bar
135
11. THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
 - Afflictions of the pioneers
 - The ravages of malarial fever
 - Sketches of early physicians
 - County medical society
144
12. CLIMATOLOGY
 - From the recorded observations made and kept by Thomas Mikesell
 - Interesting tables
152
13. A CHECK-LIST OF WOODY PLANTS
 - Comments by the editor
169
14. YORK TOWNSHIP
 - Natural features
 - The pioneers and their work
 - First birth and marriage
 - Church sketches
 - Village of Delta
177
15. SWAN CREEK TOWNSHIP
 - Organization
 - Natural features
 - Sketches of early settlers
 - Centerville and Swanton
 - Church organizations.
182
16. AMBOY TOWNSHIP
 - Natural features
 - Sketches of pioneers
 - Their homes and schools
 - Metamora
 - Churches
188
17. CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP
 - Organization and boundaries
 - The early settlers and their records
194
18. ROYALTON TOWNSHIP
 - Natural advantages
 - Eli Phillips, Butler Richardson and other pioneers
 - Church mention
 - Lyons or Morey's Corners
200
19. CLINTON TOWNSHIP
 - Boundaries
 - Topographical features
 - First settlement
 - Progress of the township
 - City government of Wauseon
 - Public library
 - Churches
 - Cemetery
 - Social organizations
205
20. GORHAM TOWNSHIP
 - Hiram Farwell and other early settlers
 - The first election
 - Town of Fayette
 - Schools
215
21. GERMAN TOWNSHIP
 - Organization
 - Varied population
 - Natural feathers
 - Nicholas King and other pioneers
 - Archbold
 - Churches
223
22. FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
 - Erection of township
 - Creeks
 - Notable pioneers
228
23. FULTON TOWNSHIP
 - Character of country
 - Pioneer sketches
 - Early schools
 - Industries
 - Swanton
 - First religious organization
234
24. PIKE TOWNSHIP
 - Antiquities and natural features
 - Aetna
 - First settlement
 - Sketches of pioneers
 - Mills, schools and churches
241
25. DOVER TOWNSHIP
 - Organization
 - The first settlers
 - Schools and churches
245
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