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GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO
HISTORY & GENEALOGY


1798
HISTORY
of
GEAUGA AND LAKE COUNTIES
OHIO

with
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of its
Pioneers and Most Prominent Men
Philadelphia
Williams Brothers
1878.
If there is a particular portion of this history transcribed,
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Please Note:  Some items are for Lake County.

HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE

CHAPTER   PAGE
I. - The Progress of Discovery 7
II. - The Connecticut Western Reserve 8
III. - The Connecticut Land Company 10
IV. - Geography, Geology, and Topography 14
V. - The Indians 16
VI. - Pioneer Events 20
VII. - Civil Organization 21
VIII. - Mormonism, Fugitive Slave Incidents, etc. 26
IX. - Early Social Life 26
X. - The Press 28
XI. - The Legal Profession 30
CHAPTER   PAGE
XII. - The Medical Profession 31
XIII. - Educational Matters 35
XIV. - County Societies and Associations 41
XV. - Military History 44
BIOGRAPHICAL DEPARTMENT 57
HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES OF GEAUGA COUNTY - 111
Chardon Township - partially transcribed 112
Burton Township 128
Hambden Township - partially transcribed 137
Middlefield Township - partially transcribed 140
Chester Township 143
Thompson Township 149
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Parkman Township 152
Bainbridge Township 161
Claridon Township 167
Newbury Township 174
Troy Township 186
Huntsburg Township 190
Auburn Township 194
Munson Township 199
Montville Township 203
Russell Township - partially transcribed 207


HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES OF LAKE COUNTY, OHIO
SEE LAKE COUNTY, OHIO - Page 211


ILLUSTRATIONS.

  PAGE
Geauga County Court-House (Frontispiece) facing title page
Outline Map of Lake and Geauga Counties facing 7
Lake County Infirmary betw. 22, 23
Geauga County Infirmary betw. 22, 23
Portrait of Flavius Josephus Huntington 36
Portrait of Peter Hitchcock (steel) facing 57
Portrait of Seabury Ford (steel) facing 59
Portrait of Reuben Hitchcock (steel) facing 61
Portrait of William L. Perkins (steel) facing 62
Portrait of General James A. Garfield (steel) facing 64
Portrait of Seth L. Phelps (steel) facing 73
Portrait of General Hulbert E. Paine (steel) facing 77
Portrait of General Joseph Adams Potter 81
Portrait of Hon. Lester Taylor 85
Portrait of Hon. Robert Breck Parkman 86
Portrait of Hon. John P. Converse 88
Portrait of Thomas W. Harvey 91
Portrait of A. L. Tinker 92
Portrait of H. K. Smith facing 96
Portrait of L. N. Hathaway facing 96
Portrait of L. E. Durfee facing 96
Portrait of James E. Stephenson facing 96
Portrait of A. H. Thrasher facing 96
Portrait of Hon. B. B. Woodbury 99
Portrait of O. S. Farr 100
Portrait of D. W. Canfield 103
Portrait of Silo P. Warriner facing 104
Portrait of S. E. Bodman facing 104
Portrait of William Howard facing 104
Portrait of William N. Keeny facing 104
Portrait of H. A. Dimmick facing 104
Portrait of Albert Gallatin Riddle (steel) facing 105
   
CHARDON TOWNSHIP  
Residence of E. N. Osborn, with portraits facing 112
Residence of Thomas Metcalf facing 114
Residence of Mrs. E. Rexford (former Residence of L. J. Randall) facing 114
Residence of J. O. Converse betw. 116, 117
"Old Homestead" - Converse Family, with portraits and Descriptive Sketch. betw. 116, 117
Portrait of L. J. Randall facing 118
Portraits of Austin Canfield and Wife 122
Portrait of James Hathaway 127
HAMBDEN TOWNSHIP  
Residence of A. M. Black facing 137
Residence of Edwin Betts facing 138
Residence of Philo Pease 139
MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of H. Robb facing 140
Residence of A. J. and J. H. Gray facing 142
PARKMAN TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of Darius Lyman, former residence Jno. P. Converse facing 156
BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP.  
Portrait of Dr. David Shipherd facing 164
Portrait of J. W. McFarland facing 164
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BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP - continued -
Portait of A. E. Kent facing 164
Portrait of G. H. Kent facing 164
CLARIDON TOWNSHIP  
Residence of Hiel Armstrong, with portraits facing 167
Residence of T. C. Wells, with portrait betw. 168, 169
Residence of C. L. Tainter, with portraits betw. 168, 169
Residence of J. C. Wells betw. 170, 171
Residence of Ashbel Spencer betw. 170, 171
Residence of Col. Erastus Spencer, with portraits facing 139
Portraits of H. H. Wells and wife facing 172
Portraits of Samuel Douglass and wife facing 172
Portraits of Ashbel Spencer and Wife facing 172
Portrait of Timothy Wells facing 172
Portrait of J. C. Wells facing 172
NEWBURY TOWNSHIP.  
"The Riddle Homestead" - Residence of Roswell Riddle facing 174
Portrait of Mrs. Minerva Riddle (steel) facing 181
Residence of Mrs. F. M. Munn, with portraits facing 182
TROY TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of D. L. Pope facing 186
HUNTSBURG TOWNSHIP  
Portrait of Homer Mills facing 190
Portrait of Sarah Mills facing 190
Portrait of Aaron Scott facing 190
Portrait of Dr. O. W. Ludlow facing 190
Portrait of John French facing 190
Portrait of Lyman Millard facing 190
Portrait of Stephen Pomeroy facing 190
"Grove Farm," Residence of Sylvester Clapp. facing 192
Portrait of Smith Wright 193
AUBURN TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of Homer Mills facing 194
Residence of George Squire facing 196
Portrait of William Crafts 198
MUNSON TOWNSHIP  
Residence of O. M. Calkins (with portraits) facing 200
MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP  
Nursery of J. V. Whitney & Son facing 204
Portraits of John V. Whitney and Wife facing 204
Residence and Store of George W. Garrett facing 206
PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP  
Residence of Homer H. Hines facing 211
Residence of W. L. Perkins facing 212
Residence of Reuben Hitchcock facing 214
Portrait of Jerome Palmer facing 216
Portrait of Vene Stone facing 216
Portrait of Mrs. Ann King facing 216
Portrait of Eli B. Haskell facing 216
Portrait of Mrs. Elvira Haskell facing 216
Residence of A. E. Fenton betw. 218, 219
Portraits of A. E. Fenton and Wife betw. 218, 219
Portrait of Verna Fenton betw. 218, 219
Portrait of Colbert Huntington 221
Portrait of Hon. Zenas Blish 222
Portrait of Benjamin Blish 222
Portrait of Mrs. Harriet Beard 224
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Residence of Joseph Sedgebeer betw. 224, 225
Portrait of Joseph Segebeer (steel) betw. 224, 225
Portrait of Robert Blair 225
Portrait of Asa Childs 226
Portrait of William Rice (steel) facing 226
Portrait of R. M. Murray (steel) facing 227
Portrait of E. W. Clarke 227
Portraits of Corydon Harrington and Wife 228
Residence of Corydon Harrington facing 228
MADISON TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of D. L. Bailey, with portraits facing 231
Residence of W. H. Ford facing 232
Residence of D. A. Warner facing 232
Residence of F. Winchester facing 234
Residence of L. D. Brockway facing 234
Property of W. W. Branch, Jr. facing 234
Portrait of Elisha Wood facing 236
Portrait of Mrs. Polly Wood facing 236
Portrait of Chester Stocking facing 236
Portrait of Elias Strong facing 236
Portrait of Asa S. Turney facing 236
PERRY TOWNSHIP  
Residence of C. M. Thompson, with portrait facing 240
Residence of E. S. Colgrove with portrait betw. 240, 241
Residence of Jahial Hurlburt betw. 240, 241
Western Reserve Nursery, L. Green, prop'r. betw. 242, 243
Residence and Nursery of B. F. Merriman betw. 242, 243
Residence of S. W. Call, with portraits betw. 242, 243
Residence of M. and J. D. Thompson, with portraits betw. 242, 243
Portrait of Otis M. Wood 244
Portrait of Jahial Parmly 245
CONCORD TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of A. T. Brown betw. 240, 241
MENTOR TOWNSHIP.  
Residence of Isaac Sawyer, with portraits facing 249
Residence of W. S. Kerr betw. 250, 251
Property of W. M. Delong betw. 250, 251
Property of Avenue House," C. H. Mallory, proprietor betw. 250, 251
Residence of L. H. Carpenter betw. 250, 251
Portrait of Benjamin Carpenter betw. 250, 251
Residence of D. B. Hart (with portraits) facing 252
Portraits of Nathan Corning and Wife facing 252
Portrait of Warren Corning facing 252
Residence of Eleazar Burridge facing 253
Portrait of James Lapham 254
WILLOUGHBY TOWNSHIP.  
"Home Farm," Residence of George A. Baker facing 255
Portrait of Isaac Moore facing 257
Portrait of Elizabeth Moore facing 257
Portrait of Jeremiah Evans facing 257
Portrait of Jacob V. Viall facing 257
Portrait of Hon. Simeon Fuller 258

 

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