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GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO
History & Genealogy

Source:
History of Guernsey County, Ohio
by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet
- Illustrated -
Vol. I.
B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana -
1911

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I. - TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY 25
  Natural Features ~ Drainage ~ Forest Trees ~ Minerals ~ Landscape ~ The streams of the County ~ Settlement of the County ~ Zane Trace ~ Wills Creek ~ Origin of Some Geographical Names
CHAPTER II. - INDIAN OCCUPANCY 30
  Territory Acquired by White Man ~ LaSalle's Explorations ~ British Acquire Title from the French ~ Colonial Ohio Land Company ~ George Washington ~ Boquet's Expedition ~ Indian Disturbances ~ Battle of Point Pleasant ~ Northwest Territory Acquired by United States ~ George Rogers Clark ~ Indian History ~ Last Tribes in Ohio ~ Indian Customs and Amusements ~ Anecdote of Col. John McDonald.
CHAPTER III. - ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTY 38
  Military Land District ~ Land Surveys Completed ~ Guernsey County Formed ~ Civil Townships Organized ~ County-seat Question ~ Town Plats of the County ~ incorporated Towns ~ A Lost Town.
CHAPTER IV - EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTY 46
  The First Settler ~ Pioneer Graham ~ Early Comers ~ Life of the Pioneers ~ First Schools ~ A Wounded Deer ~ Indian Camps.
CHAPTER V. - COUNTY GOVERNMENT 53
  Official Record ~ First Officers ~ Commissioners Busy ~ Organization of Townships ~ The County Seat Question ~ The First Court House ~ The County Jail ~ County Infirmary ~ The Children's Home ~ A Five Year Record ~ Assessments in 1835 ~ Assessments for 1910 ~ Treasury Defalcations ~ Resulting Trials.
CHAPTER VI - POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY 65
     
CHAPTER VII - MILITARY HISTORY OF THE COUNTY 88
  An Honorable Military Record ~ A Revolutionary Character ~ Soldiers of 1812 ~ Captain Beymer's Company ~ Captain Martin's Company ~ Captain Beatty's Company ~ Off to the Wars ~ Soldiers of the War of 1812 ~ The Mexican War ~ The Civil War ~ The First Company of Cambridge Volunteers ~ Drafts ~ Murder of Marshal Cook ~ Guernsey County Enlistments ~ Soldiers' Aid Societies ~ Regimental Printer ~ John Morgan's Raid ~ The Cambridge Scouts ~ The Spanish American War ~ The Cambridge Soldier's Monument ~ Soldiers' Graves ~ Grand Army of the Republic.  
CHAPTER VIII - EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTY 117
     
CHAPTER IX - CHURCH AND DENOMINATIONAL HISTORY 138
     
CHAPTER X - SECRET SOCIETIES OF THE COUNTY 167
     
CHAPTER XI - EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS 178
     
CHAPTER XII - RAILWAY WATER NAVIGATION AND THE OLD PIKE ROAD 185
     
CHAPTER XIII - THE BAR OF GUERNSEY COUNTY 197
  Early Lawyers ~ First Colored Jury ~ Death Sentences ~ First Grand Jury in Guernsey County - Present Justices of the Peace ~ Prominent Early Attorneys ~ Published Lists ~ Present Court Officers ~ Present Members of the Guernsey County Bar.  
CHAPTER XIV - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 203
   
CHAPTER XVI - NEWSPAPERS OF GUERNSEY COUNTY 215
   
CHAPTER XVI - BANKS AND BANKING 224
   
CHAPTER XVII - MINES AND MINING 239
   
CHAPTER XVIII - THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE 245
   
CHAPTER XIX - ADAMS TOWNSHIP 281
   
CHAPTER XX - CAMBRIDGE TOWNSHIP 284
   
CHAPTER XXI - CENTRE TOWNSHIP 285
   
CHAPTER XXII - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP 288
   
CHAPTER XXIII - JACKSON TOWNSHIP 291
   
CHAPTER XXIV - KNOX TOWNSHIP 296
   
CHAPTER XXV - OXFORD TOWNSHIP 298
   
CHAPTER XXVI - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 303
   
CHAPTER XXVII - RICHLAND TOWNSHIP 306
   
CHAPTER XXVIII -MILLWOOD TOWNSHIP 311
   
CHAPTER XXIX - MONROE TOWNSHIP 320
   
CHAPTER XXX - MADISON TOWNSHIP 322
     
CHAPTER XXXI - SPENCER TOWNSHIP 324
     
CHAPTER XXXII - WHEELING TOWNSHIP 329
     
CHAPTER XXXIII - WESTLAND TOWNSHIP 332
     
CHAPTER XXXIV - LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP 335
     
CHAPTER XXXV - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 337
     
CHAPTER XXXVI - WILLS TOWNSHIP 341
     
CHAPTER XXXVII - VALLEY TOWNSHIP 349
     
CHAPTER XXXVIII - MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS OF INTEREST 357
  ~ Unique Advertisements ~ A Slave Case ~ The "Underground Railroad" ~ Some peculiar Notices ~ Siamese Twins ~ Cambridge Markets in 1837 and 1854 ~ Market Prices at Later Dates ~ Present Prices ~ California Gold Fever Here ~ The Pennyroyal Reunion Society ~ A Curious Old Paper ~ Early Highway Robbery ~ Henry Clay in Cambridge ~ Colonel Sarchet's Birth Banquet ~ Early Guernsey County Marriages ~ A Human Team ~ Meteroic Shower of 1833 ~ Cyclones ~ Hall Storm in 1820 ~ Cold Weather Statistics ~ Oldest Man in the County ~ Grave Robbing ~ The First Mails ~ Daring Mail Robbery ~ Postoffices in 1895 ~ Guernsey County's Man-Woman ~ Days of Mourning ~ Death of President Harrison ~ President Lincoln's Assassination ~ Death of President Garfield ~ President Grant's Memorial Services ~ Death of President McKinley ~ Sarchet Brothers and Their Bible ~ On Old Bridge
CHAPTER XXXIX - GENERAL REMINISCENCES 393
     
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