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Welcome to
Greene County, Ohio

Source:
History of Greene County, Ohio
Its People, Industries and Institutions
Hon. M. A. Broadstone, Editor-in-Chief
- Volume I -
ILLUSTRATED
Published by B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1918

  DEDICATION  
  PUBLISHERS' PREFACE  


CONTENTS

CHAPTER I - RELATED STATE HISTORY - 33
   - In this Chapter There is Set Out Something of the General History of Ohio From the Days the First White  Man Set Foot Upon the Northwest Territory Down to the Present Day, All Briefly Summarized With a View to an Introduction to the Story of the Opening to Settlement of the Region Now Comprised Within the Bonds of Greene County.  
CHAPTER II - TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY OF GREEN COUNTY - 59
   - Location and Boundaries of Greene County
 - Valleys of the Little Miami River and of Beaver Creek
 - Presence of Cliff Limestone
 - Elevation
 - Geological Series
 - The Gorge of the Little Miami
 - Glacial Drift
 - Water Supply
 - Source of the Famous Yellow Spring
 - A Word Concerning the Scenic Beauties of This Region
 
CHAPTER III - THE MOUND BUILDERS OF GREENE COUNTY - 72
   - Evidences of the Former Presence Here of a Race That Left Enduring Trace of Its Existence
 - Probable Methods of Mound Builders
 - Seventy-six Material Remains of the Operations of This Prehistoric People in This County
 - Review of These Evidences of Prof. Warren K. Moorhead, a Former Greene County Man and a Pioneer in the Movement to Preserve From Obliteration the Last Evidences of This Departed Race.
 
CHAPTER IV - THE INDIANS AND OLD CHILLICOTHE - 80
   - Here is Found the Story of the Wresting From an Arrested and Non-progressive Race the Fair Lands Contained Within Greene County, With Particular Reference to the Various Campaigns Against the Indians That Centered Around the Indian Village or Chillicothe, Now Marked by the Presence of the Hamlet Known as Oldtown, Together With a Brief History of the Shawnees and Special Reference to Tecumseh, the Last Great Leader of His Tribe
 - Daniel Boone
 - Darnell's Leap for Life
 - The Story of Jennie Cowan, and Other Incidents of the Days of Indian Occupancy
 
CHAPTER V - COUNTY ORGANIZATION - 96
   - Act Erecting Greene County a Civic Unit of the New State of Ohio Was Enacted on Mar. 24, 1803, But Did Not Become Operative Until May 1 Following, Which Date Therefore May Be Regarded as the Birthday of Greene County
 - Boundaries of the New County When Set Off, the Same Extending to the State Line on the North
 - Further Boundary Limitations
 - Organization of County Government
 - Location of the County Seat and How the Same Came to Get Its First Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
 - Simple Needs of the Early Settlers and a Contrast of Conditions Then and Now
 - Population Statistics
 
CHAPTER VI - PUBLIC BUILDINGS OF GREENE COUNTY - 122
   - Building In Which the First Business Connected With the Establishment of Government In Greene County Was Transacted Was a Little Log Cabin In the Woods
 - Business Later Carried On In Pioneer Tavern In Xenia Until IN Due Time a Regular "Temple of Justice" Was Erected, This Being Succeeded After Nearly Forty Years By a Second and That, in Turn, by the Present Handsome Court House a Half Century Later
 - Jail, Infirmary and Children's Home.
 
CHAPTER VII - ROSTER OF COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS - 157
   - In this Chapter Will Be Found the Names of All Who Have Served Greene County In an Official Capacity Since the Days of the Beginning of the County Government, Together With Personal Reference to Many of Them, This List Including Also Those Who Have Represented the County in the State House of Representatives and In the State Senate, Concluding With the Roster of the Present County Officials and the Salaries Attaching to Each Office.  
CHAPTER VIII - OLD SETTLERS AND PIONEER LIFE - 169
   - Coming of the First White Men to This Region and the Gradual Settlement of the Country Hereabout With Permanent Settlers
 - Stories of Pioneer Life and of Conditions of Pioneer Living, With Personal References to Many of the Original Settlers of the County and a Recountal of Typical Experiences Undergone By Those Who Made This Region a Fit Habitation and Abiding Place for Those Who Should Come After.
 
CHAPTER IX - TOWNSHIPS OF GREENE COUNTY - 189
   - Territory That Composed This County in 1803 Was Divided Into Four Townships, Which, In Good Time, As the Country Became More Populous, Became Divided and Subdivided Until Now There are Twelve Townships, the Last of Which Was Set Off as A Separate Entity In 1858
 - Something Relating to Township Government and the Multiplicity of Officials Required to Carry on the Affairs of the Same, Together With a Roster of the Present Officials of the Various Townships of the County.
 
CHAPTER X - MAD RIVER AND VANCE TOWNSHIPS - 193
   - Two of the Townships That Many Years Ago Were Lost to Greene County, the First-Named Having Originally Carried the Limits of This County Northward to the Lake
 - Mad River Became a Part of Champaign County When That County Was Organized in 1805 and Vance Township Was Lost to Clark County When the Latter Came Into Being in 1817.
 
CHAPTER XI - BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP - 204
   - This Is the Township That May Be Referred to As the Cradle of Greene County, For It Was In the Log Cabin of Owen Davis, Then Occupied by Peter Borders, In This Township, That the Official Meeting Was Held Which Set Up a Form of Government for the New County in 1803
 - Changes in Boundaries
 - Topography and Drainage
 - Early Settlement and Tales of the Pioneers
 - Agricultural Interests, Towns and Villages and Other Notes.
 
CHAPTER XII - CAESARSCREEK TOWNSHIP - 224
   - One of the Original Four Townships Erected at the Time Greene County Set Up In Business
 - Boundary Changes
 - Topography and Drainage
 - Early Settlers
 - First Election
 - Growth and Development
 - Agricultural Interests
 - the Village of Paintersville
 
CHAPTER XIII - SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP - 238
   - Also One of Greene County's Original Townships, Its Present Boundaries Were Not Finally Established Until 1856
 - Topography and Drainage
 - Early Settlers
 - First Election
 - Sugar-Making In the Old Days
 - Agricultural Interests
 - Village of Bellbrook and the Famous "Magnetic" Springs.
 
CHAPTER XIV - XENIA TOWNSHIP - 271
   - Central Township In the County and the Seat of the County Seat, This Township Did Not Come Into Being Until More Than Two Years After the Four Original Townships Had Been Erected
 - Confusion Regarding Original Limits
 - Present Boundaries
 - Topography and Drainage
 - First Election and Early Enumeration of "Freeman Over the Age of Twenty-one"
 - the Village of Oldtown
 
CHAPTER XV - BATH TOWNSHIP - 282
   - Pursuant to an Order of the Commissioners Under Date of Mar. 3, 1807, This Township Was Organized at an Election Held on the Following April 29, and Retained Its Original Boundaries Until Miami Township Was Cut Off From It In the Summer of 1808, Also Losing Further Territory When Clark County Was Created in 1817
 - Topographical Features
 - Early Settlers
 - Some Sidelights On the History of the Township
 - the Village of Byron
 - Miami Conservancy District and What the Creation of the Huffman Retarding Basin May Mean for the Apparently Doomed Village of Osborn.
 - Fairfield and the Wright Aviation Field.
 
CHAPTER XVI - MIAMI TOWNSHIP - 296
   - Organized in 1808, This Township Lost Some Territory When Ross Township Was Created in 1811, and a Further Stretch of Territory When Clark County Came Into Being
 - Boundaries and Topographical Features
 - Early Settlers and Tales of the Pioneers
 - A Communist Settlement
 - Agricultural Conditions
 - The Village of Clifton, the Antioch Bone Cave and Other Notes.
 
CHAPTER XVII - ROSS TOWNSHIP - 309
   - Since the Date of Its Organization In 1811 This Township Has Undergone Three Changes of Boundary Line, Its Present Delimitation Having Been Established In 1853 When New Jasper Township Became a Separate Organization
 - Geographical Features
 - Early Settlers
 - Agricultural Conditions
 - Grape Grove and Gladstone.
 
CHAPTER XVIII - SILVERCREEK TOWNSHIP - 317
   - Since Its Organization In 1811 This Township Has Twice Suffered a Loss of Territory, a Slice Having Been Sacrificed to New Jasper Townshp In 1853, and Another Portion to Jefferson Township In 1858
 - Topographical Features
 - Early Settlers
 - Pioneer Reminiscences
 - Transportation
 - Early Industries
 - Schools and Churches and Other Notes
 
CHAPTER XIX - CEDARVILLE TOWNSHIP - 324
   - First Effort On the Part of the People of This Part of the County to Erect a New Township in 1848 Was Met With Such Determined Resistance That It Was Not Until Two Years Later, In 1850, That the Continued Effort Was Successful and the Boundaries Then Established Have Remained Unchanged
 - Topographical Features
 - Early Settlers
 - Agricultural Conditions and Other Notes
 - Mt. Ida, a "Paper" Village
 
CHAPTER XX - NEW JASPER TOWNSHIP - 334
   - Formerly a Part of Five Different Townships, This Township Came Into Being in 1858 In Response to a Petition of One Hundred and Twenty-eight Residents, Whose Petition Set Out In a Curious Roundabout Way the Boundaries They Wished Established for Their New Township
 - Topographical Features
 - Early Settlers
 - Agricultural Conditions
 - the Village of New Jasper and Stringtown.
 
CHAPTER XXI - SPRING VALLEY TOWNSHIP - 340
   - Prior to Its Creation In 1856, This Township Had Been a Part of three Other Townships
 - Original Boundaries Unchanged
 - Topography and Drainage
 - Early Settlers
 - Agricultural Conditions
 - the Village of Spring Valley
 - Other Efforts at Town Making That Did Not Prove Quite So Successful.
 
CHAPTER XXII - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - 351
   - Last Township In the County to Be Organized Was Set Off In the Summer of 1858 on Petition of Some of the Leading Citizens of Bowersville and a Majority of the Householders In the Territory Described In the Petition
 - Topography and Agricultural Conditions
 - Early Settlers
 - the Village of Bowersville
 
CHAPTER XXIII - THE TOWN OF CEDARVILLE - 362
   - As the "Village of Milford," Cedarville Became an Officially Recognized Social and Commercial Center in the Summer of 1816 and Has Thus Had More Than a Century of Development
 - Early Commercial Enterprises and Industrial Development
 - Business Interests In 1874
 - the Town In 1881
 - Development of the Lime Industry
 - Schools, Lodges, Churches and Banks
 - Famous Old Fire Department
 - Municipal Development, Public Library and Commercial Directory for 1818
 
CHAPTER XXIV - THE CITY OF YELLOW SPRINGS - 376
   - Seat of Antioch College and of the Famous Spring Which Gave It the Name It Bears, This Center Dates From the Establishment of a Settlement There By a Son of Owen Davis the Pioneer Miller and the Postoffice at That Point Has an Unbroken Record From May 10, 1805
 - Tavern Licensed to Do Business There In That Year
 - the Coming of the Railroad and the Story of the Town During the Days When the Yellow Spring Attracted Health Seekers From Far Distant Points
 - Commercial Directory of Today.
 
CHAPTER XXV - THE CITY OF JAMESTOWN - 387
   - Second Largest City In Greene County Received Its First Official Recognition With the Filing of a Plat  of the Town on May 31, 1816
 - Additions to Town Since Then
 - Jamestown in 1831
 - Summary of Business Interests
 - Reminiscences of W. A. Paxon
 - Cyclone of 1884
 - Destructive Fires
 - Municipal Development and Commercial Directory
 
CHAPTER XXVI - THE DOOMED TOWN OF OSBORN - 398
   - Beginning of the End of a Town Which Has Had a Period of Development Covering a Period of Nearly Seventy Years
 - Osborn Platted on May 20, 1851, Enjoyed Normal Development Until the Creation of the Huffman Retarding Basin as a Part of the Conservancy of Board's Flood Prevention Plans Made It Clear That the Town Would Be Doomed to Inundation During Flood Periods, Since Which Time Property Is Being Taken Over With a View to the Abandonment of the Village.
 
CHAPTER XXVII - AGRICULTURE - 404
   - In this Chapter There I Set Out Something of the Conditions That Confronted the Pioneer Who Settled Here With a View to Carving a Farm Out of the Forests and How Those Conditions Were Met and Overcome.
 - Changes Time Has Wrought
 - Statistics Relating to Crop and Live-Stock Production In Greene County.
 
CHAPTER XXVIII - SCHOOLS OF GREENE COUNTY - 425
   - From the Days of the Little Log School House at the Cross Roads to the Present Time of the Highly Organized High Schools and Consolidated Rural Schools There Have Been Many Changes In Conditions and Methods and These Are Briefly Set Out Here
 - Qualifications of Teachers
 - Summary of School Statistics by Towns and Townships
 - Miscellaneous Statistics and Some Tales of Pioneer Schools
 - Xenia City Schools.
 
CHAPTER XXIX - HIGHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING IN GREENE COUNTY - 452
   - Almost From the Day of the Beginning of a Social Order Here Greene County People Have Been Properly Mindful of Its Institutions of Higher Learning, a Seminary Having Been Established at Xenia as Early as 1805
 - Bellbrook Academy
 - Xenia Female Academy
 - Xenia Female Seminary and Collegiate Institute
 - Xenia Female College
 - Xenia College
 - Antioch College
 - Cedarville College
 - Xenia Theological Seminary
 - Wilberforce University
 
CHAPTER XXX - CHURCHES OF GREENE COUNTY - 484
   - Not Long After the Beginning of Settlement In This Valley of the Little Miami Pioneer Churches Came to Be Organized and In Many Instances These Pioneer Organizations Have Been Maintained to the Present Day
 - Of the More Than One Hundred Churches Organized In Greene County at Least Twenty-five Have Been Abandoned With the Passing of the Years and the Changing Conditions of Living
 - History of Most of the Churches of the County That Still Maintain an Effective Organization.
 
CHAPTER XXXI - THE PRESS FOR A HUNDRED YEARS - 544
   - First Newspaper In Greene County Was The Ohio Vehicle, Established In January, 1814, Since Which Time There Have Been Many Papers, Some of Which Have Long Been Forgotten
 - History of Greene County Journalism Replete With Interesting Stories of Which Have Been Preserved by the Historian In This Chapter.
 
CHAPTER XXXII - THE BENCH AND BAR OF GREENE COUNTY - 565
   - Fruitless Task to Attempt to Classify the Lawyers of the County of the Basis of Their Respective Abilities and Any Discussion of the Early Lawyers of the County Would Be Incomplete That Did Not Make Mention of the Conditions Under Which They Practiced
 - Associate Judges of the Day Long Gone
 - Leading Lawyers of the Past Generation
 - Judicial System Prior to 1851
 - First Court of Greene County
 - Common Pleas Court
 - the Probate Court
 - Prosecuting Attorneys
 - Roster of Greene County Lawyers
 - County Law Library
 
CHAPTER XXXIII - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION - 588
   - Back in 1830 Physicians Were Subjected to a Special Tax and From an Ancient Document of That Period There is Obtained a Roster of the Physicians Then Practicing In Greene county, Including Some Others That Were Listed as "Steam Doctors"
 - Something Regarding the Amazing Prevalence of the "Patent Medicine" Habit Back In the Old Days
 - Some of the Early Physicians of This County, With Brief Biographies of Many of Them, and a List of the Physicians That Have Practiced In This County From the Days of the Beginning
 - Medical Officers' Reserve Corps
 - Greene County Medical Society
 
CHAPTER XXXIV - FRATERNAL AND BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS - 608
   - Here Are Found the Names and Something Regarding the Organization of the Various Fraternal and Benevolent Organizations Carrying on Their Work in This County, Including the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Improved Order of Red Men, the Junior Order of United Americans Mechanics, the Daughters of America, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  
CHAPTER XXXV - LITERARY, SOCIAL, TEMPERANCE AND PATRIOTIC ORGANIZATIONS - 631
   - Woman's Club, Organized in Xenia In the Spring of 1867, Claims Precedence as the First Woman's Club Organized In the United States
 - Something Relating to Other Social and Kindred Organizations In Greene County, Including the Junior Women's Club, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Veterans.
 
CHAPTER XXXVI - MILITARY HISTORY - 646
   - Going Bank to the Days of the American Revolution, Greene County Has Had Participants In Every War Waged by the United States Since That Period and This Chapter Sets Out at Some Length Something of the Details of That Service, With Particular Reference to the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and the Present World War, With a Roster of Those Who Had Entered the Latter Service Up to April 1, 1918.  
CHAPTER XXXVII - BANKS AND BANKING - 676
   - Herein Is Set Out Something of the History of Banking In This County, With Reference to the Days of the Old "Wild Cat" Money and a Brief History of the Several Banking Institutions Now Doing Business In the County.  
CHAPTER XXXVIII - TRANSPORTATION - HIGHWAYS AND RAILWAYS - 687
   - One of the First Problems That Confronted the Pioneer Was the Building of Roads Through the Wilderness and the Question of Transportation Ever Since Has Been an Important One
 - Mileage of Roads by Townships
 - Toll Roads of Another Day
 - Something About Road Laws - the Coming of the Railroads and the Later Coming of the Electric Railways.
 
CHAPTER XXXIX - THE CITY OF XENIA 701
   - County Seat of Greene County Was Laid Out as the Seat of Local Justice In the Fall of 1803 and Has Ever Since Had a steady and Substantial Growth
 - Review of Conditions In 1811 as Recalled by an Old Settler
 - Early Commercial Enterprises
 - Incorporation of the Village of 1817
 - Later Development, With a Review of Industrial and Commercial Conditions and Municipal Development, Together With a Commercial Directory for the Year 1918.
 
CHAPTER XL - SOME GREENE COUNTY CITIZENS OF A PAST GENERATION 755
   - Herein Are Set Out Brief Biographies of Some of the Men Who Have in Days Past Helped to Add to the Fame of the Name of Greene County, Including the Past Helped to Add to the Fame of the Name of Greene County, Including the names of Whitelaw Reid, Wilbur D. Nesbit, Coates Kinney, Thomas Barlow Walker, John Little, Benjamin Whiteman, William Maxwell and John Paul.  
CHAPTER XLI - SIDELIGHTS ON THE HISTORY OF GREENE COUNTY 763
   - Miscellaneous Facts Relating to the History of the County, Including an Interesting Letter of 1809, the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, the First and Last Hanging In the County, the Inspiration of "Sheridan's Ride," a Heretofore Unpublished Poem of T. Buchanan Read, the Story of the First Piano Manufactured In the County, the Tale of the Opening of Greene Street, Some Legislative Acts of Importance to the County, Some Facts Relating to the Saloons of the County, Old Marriage Permits, Lincoln in Xenia In 1861, an Old-Time Fiddler, "The Rented Farm," a Poem, and Lastly, the Study of Biography.  

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HISTORICAL INDEX

A

"A Century of Service" 511
Adams, Zena B. 389
Agriculture 404-424
Agricultural Statistics 215, 234, 256, 304, 315, 337, 344, 355, 404
Alexander, John 580, 703
Alexander, William 111, 567, 580
Alpha, Village of 218
Amusements of the Pioneers 187
Antioch College 459
Armstrong, Robert, Rev. 104, 178, 243, 329, 485, 771
Associate Judges 566
Aviation Field Near Fairfield 294

B

Ball, Ewlass, Dr. 594
Banks and Banking 676-686
Baptist Churches 529-532
Bath Township -  
 - Boundaries of 282
 - Byron, Village of 287
 - Early Settlement 283
 - Enumeration of Voters 283
 - Fairfield, Village of 291
 - Flood-Prevention Plans 288
 - Osborn's Pending Doom 290
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 429
 - Topography and Drainage 282
 - Transportation 287
 - When Organized 282
 - Wright Aviation Field 294
Battle of Tippecanoe 34
Beatty, William A. 107, 110, 124, 135, 143, 159, 276, 647, 701, 705
Beavercreek Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 215
 - Changes in Boundaries 205
 - Early Settlement 208
 - Population of 120
 - Railroads 213
 - Residents of in 1803 212
 - Schools 429
 - Topography and Drainage 207
 - Trebeins 222
 - Village of Alpha 218
 - When Organized 204
 - Zimmermanville 222
Bell, William, Dr. 593
Bellbrook Academy 454
Bellbrook, Village of 258
Bench and Bar, The 565 - 587
Beveridge, Thomas, Rev., D.D. 470, 472, 473, 494
Big Four Railroad 696
"Binding out" of Paupers 149
Biography, the Value of 788
Bone Cave Near Clifton 306
Bonner, Frederick 179, 511
Boone, Daniel 85, 87, 169, 177
Boundaries of County 96
Bowersville, Village of 356
Breeders of Note in Greene County 416
Bridges of County 692, 725
Bullitt, Thomas, Capt. 85
Byron, Village of 287

C

Cabins of the Pioneers 183
Caesarscreek Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 234
 - Boundaries of 224
 - Enumeration of 1804 230
 - First Settlers 227
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 431
 - Topography and Drainage 227
 - Village of Paintersville 232
 - Voters of in 1804 229
 - Winchester, Plat of 234
 - When Organized 224
Caesarsville 101
Campaign Incident of 1840 254
Capitals of Ohio 46
Carson, Rev. James G., D. D. 166, 473, 496
Catholic Churches 541
Cattle 419
Cedarville College 466, 505
Cedarville, Town of 362-375
Cedarville Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 332
 - Boundaries of 325
 - Cedarville, Village of 332
 - Early Settlers 328
 - First Election 327
 - Mt. Ida, a Memory Only 333
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 431
 - Topography and Drainage 327
 - Transportation 327
 - When Organized 324
Champion Fire Company 370
Children's Home, The 153
Cholera Scourge of 1848 712, 727
Christian Churches 537
Churches of Greene County 484-543
Civil War, The 49, 649
Clark, Gen. George Rogers 36, 177
Claysville (Roxanna) 346
Clifton, Village of 306
Clothing of the Pioneers 186
Colleges and Seminaries 452-483
Collier, James 246, 271, 703
Colored Churches in Green County 543
Colored Families Effect Settlement 339
Commission Government for Xenia 742
Commissioned Officers in Civil War 657
Common Pleas Court 572, 578
Communist Settlement 302
Congress Lands 53, 206, 238, 279
Connecticut Reserve, The 51
Consolidation of Schools 433
Constitutional History of Ohio 47
Contrast in Fiscal Affairs 113
Corn Statistics 407
County Auditors 162
County Board of Education 428
County Clerks 161
County Commissioners 159
County Coroners 161
County Draft Board 674
County Finances 112
County Infirmary 149
County Officials, Roster of 157-168
County Organization 96-121
County Poor Fund 153
County Recorders 162
County Seat, Location of 101
County Superintendent of Schools 425
County Surveyors 158
County Treasurers 161
County's Contribution to War 672
County's Original Boundaries 96
County's Part in Civil War 650
County's Public Buildings 122-156
Court House History 122-134
Covenanter Church 502
Cowan, Jennie, Story of 93
Coy, Jacob 210-533
Crop Statistics 215, 234, 256, 304, 315, 337, 344, 404
Cyclone of 1884 393

D

Dairy Products 420
Daniels Post No. 500, G. A. R. 644
Daughters of America 627
Daughters of the American Revolution 639
Darnell's Leap for Life 91
Davidson, Dr. Andrew W. 592
Davis, Lewis, Story of 299
Davis, Owen 96, 104, 105, 107, 122, 169, 173, 208, 219, 300, 376, 573
Dean, William and Daniel 336
Debt of Greene County 116
Degree of Pocahontas 624
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad 697
Dillon, Dr. J. S. 596
Distilleries 412
Doctors of Greene County 588-607
Dohrman's Grant 53
Draft for World War in 1917 668
Drainage 59, 207, 227, 274, 282, 298, 311, 319, 327, 336, 353
Dunker Church 532
Dunlavey, Francis 580

E

Early Enumeration Lists 195, 202, 230, 247, 277, 283, 298, 311, 318
Early Physicians of Greene County 603
Early Poll-Book Lists 194, 202, 212, 230, 247, 276, 283
Early Tax Levies 112
Educational 425-45
Electric Railway Lines in County 699
Elevation of Greene County 61
Ellsberry, William 582
English Traders, Activities of 34
Erie Railroad 696

F

Fairfield, Village of 291
Fallen Timbers, Battle of 34, 43
Farm and Garden Crops 409
Farming in the Old Days 405
Farm Life in Greene County 404-424
Fate of Two Villages at Stake 290, 400
Fertilizers 413
Financial Contribution to World War 675
Finances of County 112
Finley, Dr. R. S. 598
Fire Company Wins State Prize 370
Fires of Destructive Proportions 394, 613, 721
First Commissioners of County 101, 108
First Court Held at Xenia 124
First Court House 125
First Court in Greene County 570
First Doctor at Xenia 592
First House in Xenia 701
First Miller, The 173
First Newspaper in County 544
First Piano Manufactured in County 775
First School House in County 429
First Seminary in County 452
First Settlers of Greene County 170
First Woman's Club in America 631
Flood of 1913 288
Flood-Prevention Plans 288, 400
Folck, Dr. John George 597
Food of the Pioneers 184
Forage Crops 412
Fraternal Order of Eagles 630
Fraternal Organizations 608, 630
French and Indian War 35, 43
French Settlements 34
Friends Church 539

G

Galloway, Dr. Clark Madison 599
Galloway, James 85, 106, 161, 176, 485, 574
Garrett, Cyrus 771
Geological Formations in County 62
Girty, Simon 84, 177
Glacial Drift, Evidences of 68
Gladstone, Hamlet of 316
Governors of Ohio 55
Gowdy, James 706
Graduates of Xenia High School 450
Grand Army of the Republic, The 642
Grape Grove, Hamlet of 316
Greene County Children's Home 153
Greene County in War Times 646-675
Greene County in World War 669
Greene County Library 731
Greene County Medical Society 606
Greene County's Organization 96
Greene, Dr. Randolph R. 595
Greenville Treaty Line, The 52, 97
Greenwood Springs, Plat of 345

H

Hagenbuck, Dr. W. A. 598, 604
Hanging of a Wife Murder 769
Harlan, Aaron 583
Harmar, Gen. Josiah 43, 83
Harrison, Gen. William Henry 34, 39
Higher Institutions of Learning 452, 483
Highways of Greene County 687
Hivling, John 708
Hog Drive in the Old Days 421
Hogs 420
Hoover, Dr. Reuben C. 595
Horses 417
Huffman Retarding Basin 289
Hussey, Christopher 353
Howard, Roswell F. 582
How Xenia Got its Name 104

I

Imprisonment for Debt 575
Improved Order of Red Men 623
Incorporation of Xenia 709
Independent Order of Odd Fellows 617-620
Indiana Territory 40
Indians and Old Chillicothe 80-95
Indian Wars 33, 43
Industries of Cedarville 366
Infirmary Superintendents 152

J

Jailed for Playing Cards 109
Jail History 139-149
Jamestown, City of 387-397
Jefferies, James 782
Jefferson Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 355
 - Boundaries of 351
 - Bowersville, Village of 356
 - Early Settlers 353
 - Industries of 355
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 435
 - Topography and Drainage 353
 - When Organized 351
Johnson, Dr. Joseph 593
Journalism, Local 544-564
Judicial System Prior to 1851 569
Judiciary, The 565, 578
Junior Order of United American Mechanics 625
Junior Woman's Club 631
Junkin, Launcelot 432, 500

K

Kenton, Simon 85, 110, 169, 194, 199, 640
Kinney, Coates 758
Knights of Pythias 620-623
Kyle, Rev. Joeph, D. D. 474
Kyle, Sauel 98, 201, 276, 297, 330, 566

L

Lamme, Capt. William 244
Land Grants of Ohio, The 50
Land Titles Defective 337
Land Surveys, System of 36
Largest Barn in State 305
La Salle, Expedition of 33
Laughead, David 85, 276, 280, 704
Law Library 585
Lawrence, Dr. Horace 594
Lawyers of a Past Generation 580
Lawyers of Greene County 565-587
Lawyers, Taxing of in Early Days 569
Legislative Acts of Importance 778
Lewis Post No. 347, G. A. R. 642
Library of Greene County Bar 585
Lime Industry, Development of 367
Lincoln in Xenia in 1861 782
Literary and Kindred Organizations 631-645
Little, John 760
Live Stock 415-424
Loafing Discouraged 110
Loyal Order of Moose 629
Lutheran Church 541

M

Madden, Dr. William P. 599
Mad River and Vance Townships 193-203
"Magnetic" Springs at Bellbrook 263
Mann, Horace 569, 463
Marker at Historic Spot 640
Market House in Old Days 137
"Marriage Permits" in Old Days 781
Marshall, John 701
Martin, Dr. Joshua 593
Martin, Dr. Samuel 593
Masonic Order, The 608-617
Maumee Road Lands, The 53
Maxwell, William 761
Medical Offices Reserve Corps 603, 667
Medical Profession, The 588-607
Men of Prominence in Other Days 755
Methodist Episcopal Churches 511-526
Methodist Protestant Churches 526
Mexican Border War in 1916 663
Mexican War, The 48, 646
Miami Conservancy District 288, 400
Miami Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 304
 - Boundaries of 296
 - Clifton, Village of 306
 - Communist Settlement 302
 - Early Settlement 298
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 436
 - Tales of the Pioneers 299
 - Topography and Drainage 298
 - Transportation 304
 - When Organized 296
 - "Whitehall" 305
Milford, Original Name of Cedarville 362
Military History of County 646-675
Military Lands, The 52, 206, 226, 239, 278, 297, 301, 317, 326, 336, 341, 352
Military Record of Ohio 48
Moorman, Dr. Micajah 596
Mound Builders, The 72-79
Mt. Ida, Plat of 333
Munger, Judge Edmund H. 580
Murders in Beavercreek Township 213

Mc

McCune, Dr. 597
McMillan, Rev. Hugh 467, 497, 504

N

Neff House, Story of 383
Negro Churches 543
Negro Population of County 120
Negro Secret Societies 630
Nesbit, Benoni 583
Nesbit, Wilbur Dick 362, 507, 559, 757
New Germany, Village of 223
New Jasper Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 337
 - Boundaries of 334
 - Early Industries 337
 - Early Settlers 336
 - Land Troubles 337
 - New Jasper, Village of 338
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 437
 - Stringtown 339
 - Topography and Drainage 336
 - When Organized 334
New Jasper, Village of 338
Newspapers of Green County 544-564
Northwest Territory, The 33, 34, 38, 39, 41, 43

O

Oats and Minor Grains 408
Ohio Company, The 35, 37
Ohio Land Company Purchase 50
Ohio Politics 55
Ohio State Boundary Lines 57
Ohio's Admission to Union 44, 96
Ohio's Military Record 48
Ohio's Successive Capitals 46
Old Chillicothe (Oldtown) 82
Old Settlers and Pioneer Life 169-188
Oldtown, Village of 280, 640
Orchard and Garden Fruits 414
Order of the Eastern Star 616
Ordinance of 1787, The 37, 57
Organization of County 96-121
Original Plat of Jamestown 387
Osborn, the "Doomed Town" 398-403

P

Paintersville, Village of 232
Pastor Paid in Deerskins 251
Patent Medicines, Former Demand for 590
Patriotic Societies 639-645
Paul, John 103, 105, 107, 108, 114, 134, 157, 162, 173, 276, 570, 7m1, 761
Paxon, W. A. 388, 392, 783
Peddler Robbed and Murdered 286
Pennsylvania Lines, The 693
Physicians of Greene County 588-607
Pinkney Pond, The 214
Pioneer Conditions 169, 188
Pioneer Reminiscences 179, 252, 320, 390, 433, 485, 702, 763, 781
Pioneer Wedding 252
Political Review of State 55
Poll Books of the Pioneers 194, 202, 212, 230, 247, 276, 283
Pontiac's Conspiracy 35
"Poor House," The 149
Population Statistics 41, 119
Pork-packing in the '30s 266
Presbyterian Churches 507, 510
Present Court House 130
Press, The 544-564
Prices of Commodities in Old Days 775
Private Schools in Xenia 443
"Prion Bounds" 575
Prisoner Burned in Lock-up 293
Probate Court, The 576
Prominent in Past Generations 755
Prosecuting Attorneys 579
Prosperity, Present Era of 117
Public Buildings of County 122-156
Public Square at County Seat 134

Q

Quakers 539
Quebec Act, The 36
Quinn, Matthew 212, 486, 771

R

Railroad Bonds, County's Investment in 698
Railways of Greene County 687
Read, T. Buchanan, Heretofore Unpublished Poem of 773
Reaper, the Invention of 268
Reformed Churches 532-537
Reformed Presbyterian Church 502, 509
Refugee Tract, The 53
Registered Live Stock 416
Reid, Dr. Alexander 595
Reid, Dr. John M. 595
Reid, Whitelaw 331, 503, 559, 756
Related State History 33-58
Religious Life of Greene County 484
Revolutionary Period, The 36
Revolutionary Soldiers, Graves of 641
Roads and Road Making 687
Robbery and Murder of Peddler 286
Robinson, George F. 567, 647, 650
Robinson, Plat of 345
Ross Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 315
 - Boundaries of 309
 - Early Settlers 311
 - Origin of Name 309
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 437
 - Topography and Drainage 311
 - Villages of 316
Roster of Company I 665
Roster of County Officials 157-168
Roster of Green County Bar 584
Roster of Greene County Physicians 600
Roxana (Claysville 346
Royal Arch Masons 612

S

Salaries of County Officials 167
Sale of Part of Public Square 111
Saloons 779
School Sections 54
Schools of Greene County 425-451
Scroggy, Thomas E. 583
Searl, Dr. Edward F. 596
Seceders, The 485
Second Court House 127
Secret Societies 608-630
Selective Draft in Greene County 668
Shawnees, The 81
Sheep 423
Sherer, Judge Charles C. 584
"Sheridan's Ride," Inspiration of 770
Sheriffs of Green County 163
Shoups Station 222
Sidelights on County History 763-789
Silvercreek Township -  
 - Boundaries of 317
 - Churches 323
 - Coming of the Moormans 321
 - Early Industries 321
 - Early Settlers 319
 - Population of 120
 - Residents of in 1811 318
 - Schools 439
 - Story of Sylvester Strong 319
 - Topography and Drainage 319
 - Transportation 322
 - When Organized 317
Simple Needs of Early Settlers 115
Singing Schools of Other days 182
"Sleepy Tom" 418
Smith Advertising Company 563
Smith, Dr. Raymond W. 599
Snoden, James 248
Society of Friends 539
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home 763
Sorgum and Maple Products 410
Spahr, Dr. Camaralza 596
Spahr, Philip 336
Spanish American War, The 50, 661
Spencer, Charles L. 580
Spring Valley Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 344
 - Boundaries of 340
 - Churches 344
 - Claysville (Roxanna) 346
 - Early Industries 343
 - Early Settlers 342
 - Plats of Proposed Towns 345
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 343, 440
 - Spring Valley, Village of 347
 - Roads and Bridges 344
 - Transylvania 346
 - When Organized 340
Spring Valley, Village of 347
State Encampment, G. A. R., at Xenia 643
State Representative 164
State Senators 164
Statistics Relating to Schools 426
St. Clair, General 33, 38
"Steam Doctors" 589
Steele, Thomas 442
Stewart, Dr. J. M. 598
Stock-Show Prize Winers 415
Stores Built on Public Square 137
Streams in Greene County 59
Stringtown 339
Strong, Sylvester, Story of 319
Sugarcreek Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 256
 - Bellbrook, Village of 258
 - Boundaries of 238
 - Early Churches 251
 - Early Settlers 241
 - First Election 246
 - Magnetic Springs, The 263
 - Military History 250
 - Mills 253
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 440
 - Sugar Making in Other Days 255
 - When Organized 238
Sugar-making in Other Days 255
Symmes Purchase, The 42, 51

T

Taverns, How Licensed 106
Taxing Doctors in Old Days 588
Teachers, Qualifications of 426
Tecumseh 86
Temperance Crusade in 1874 634
Templeton, Dr. Joseph 593
Territorial Counties 39, 42
Territorial Legislature 39
Territorial Settlement 41
"The Covenanters," a Poem 507
"The Rented Farm," a Poem 783
Thorn, Dr. Edwin I. 598
Tippecanoe, Battle of 34
Tobacco 411
Toll Roads of Other Days 689
Topography and Geology of Greene county 59-71
Topography of Ohio 58
Towler, Rev. James 124, 702, 763
Township Officials 189
Townships of Greene County 189-192
Townsley, Thomas 328, 486
Tragedy at Bellbrook in 1858 265
Tragedy in Miami Township 303
Transportation 687-700
Transylvania 346
Travel in Pioneer Days 172
Trebeins, Village of 222
Trouble With Land Titles 337
Turnull, James 369, 434

U

United Brethren Church 541
United Presbyterian Churches 485, 502

V

Vance, Joseph C. 103, 106, 107, 115, 141, 173, 243, 258, 486, 574
Virginia Military District 36, 52
Vote on New Court House 130
W  
Walker, Thomas Barlow 759
Walton, Moses 348
Ward, William 197
War of 1812, The 48, 647
War with Germany 666
Water Courses of Greene County 59
Watering Place at Yellow Springs 376
Water Supply of County 70
Watt, Dr. George 597
Wayne, Gen. Anthony 34, 43
Wheat 408
Whipped by Order of Court 170
Whisky, an Early "Necessity" 177
"Whitehall" 305
Whiteman, Gen. Benjamin 85, 100, 104, 122, 140, 173, 208, 296, 301, 566, 570, 647, 761
Wilberforce University 475
Williams, Remembrance 702
Wilson, John, First Settler 171, 241
Winans, Dr. Mathias 389, 395, 581, 594
Winans, James J. 581
Winchester, Plat of 234
Winters, Rev. David 533
Woman's Christian Temperance Union 631
Woman's Club, First in Country 631
Woolsey, Dr. Jeremiah 594
World War, The 666
Wright Aviation Field 294
Wright, Samuel 701

X

Xenia College 454
Xenia Female Academy 454
Xenia Female Seminary 458
Xenia, The County Seat -  
 - Appearance of in 1811 701
 - Cemeteries 726
 - Churches 484
 - Commission Government 742
 - Commercial Directory 751
 - Early Business Interests 705
 - Early Records Missing 711
 - Fire Department 720
 - Fires 721
 - First House in Town 701
 - Incorporation of 709
 - Industrial Development 748
 - Library 731
 - Location of 104, 701
 - Naming of, the 104
 - Police Department 725
 - Population of 120
 - Postoffice 736
 - Public Building 729
 - Public Utilities 715-720
 - Schools 441
 - Sewerage System 722
 - Turning Point in Development 711
 - When Laid Out 701
Xenia Theological Seminary 468
Xenia Township -  
 - Agricultural Interests 275
 - Boundaries 271
 - Early Settlers 280
 - First Election 275
 - Population of 120
 - Schools 441
 - Topography and Drainage 274
 - Village of Oldtown 280
 - When Organized 271
 - Xenia, the County Seat 701

Y

Yellow Springs, Town of 376-386

 

 
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