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History & Genealogy


HISTORY OF HANCOCK COUNTY, OHIO
By D. B. Beardsley
Findley, O.
Publ. Springfield, O. Republic Printing Co. - 1881.
CHAPTER I. - Before the Organization of the County - 9
CHAPTER II. - First Organization of the County - 23
CHAPTER III. - Independent Organization of the County - 27
CHAPTER IV. - General Description of the County.  Its Soil and Products - 33
CHAPTER V. - Relating to a Few First Things in the County - 38
CHAPTER VI. - Early Appraisement and Assessment of Property - 45
CHAPTER V. - Relating to a Few First Things in the County - 38
CHAPTER VI. - Early Appraisement and Assessment of Property - 45
CHAPTER VII. - First Jail and First Court House - 52
CHAPTER VIII. - Early Courts. First Judges. First Juries - finished 5/18/2019 58
CHAPTER IX. - The Country Shoemaker.  The Schoolmaster. Log Rolling - 69
CHAPTER X. - First Roads and Bridges - 73
CHAPTER XI. - County Records. First Census. General Election 1828 - 80
CHAPTER XII. - An Incident.  General Muster - 85
CHAPTER XIII - Railroads - 90
CHAPTER XIV. - Common Schools - 97
CHAPTER XV. - Some Other Things of Interest 101
CHAPTER XVI. - Our Associates in the General Assembly of Ohio, in Senatorial and Representative Districts - 106
CHAPTER XVII. - Matters of Interest in Brief Paragraphs - 114
CHAPTER XVIII. - Murders and Murder Trials - 120
CHAPTER XIX. - The Deer Lick.  Plum Orchard. Johnny Appleseeds - 131
CHAPTER XX - Present Court House.  New Jail. Infirmary - 136
CHAPTER XXI. - Early Sports.  Corn Huskings.  House Raisings - Grain Threshing and Cleaning - 143
CHAPTER XXII. - Our Judicial Associate Counties and Judges - PARTIAL 5/20/2019 146
CHAPTER XXIII. - Hancock County in the War - 151
CHAPTER XXIV. - Hancock County Agricultural Society - 164
CHAPTER XXV. -
  County Officers - 167
  Statistical Tables. - 169
  Table of School Houses - 169
  Table showing the No. of acres of land and value, and value of town lots - 170
  Table showing value of buildings in each town and township - 171
  Table showing number and value of churches in the county, with the value of lands thereto belonging so far as could be ascertained - 172
  Table of Distances - 173 
  History of Townships and Towns - 174
  Land Surveys - 175
167
Allen Township - finished
     Van Buren - 192 - finished
180
Amanda Township - finished 5/14/2019
     Capernaum - 200 - finished
     Vanlue - 200 - finished
194
Blanchard Township - finished 5/20/2019
     Benton - 214
     Louisville - 215
205
Big Lick Township - finished 5/14/2019
     Freedom - 225 - finished
     West Independence - 225 - finished
217
Cass Township - finished
     Frankford - 230 - finished
228
Delaware Township - finished
     Mt. Blanchard - 242 - finished
236
Eagle Township - finished
     Martinstown - 250 - finished
246
Findley Township - PARTIAL
     Findley - 269 - finished
     East Findley - 274 - finished
     North Findley - 276
     Biographies - 292 - 317 - finished
     Industries of Findley - 316
     Churches - 331
     Schools - 341
     Benevolent Societies - 345
     Newspapers - 350
     Hotels - 362
     Banks - 365
     Fire Department - 367
     Maple Grove Cemetery - 369
254
Jackson Township - finished 5/20/2019
     North Liberty - 379
372
Liberty Township - finished 5/20/2019 382
Madison Township - PARTIAL 5/20/2019
     Williamstown - 402
     Arlington - 402
395
Marion Township - finished 5/14/2019 404
Orange Township - 412
Pleasant Township  - finished 5/19/2019
     Olney - 426
     McComb - 427
421
Portage Township -
     Lafayette - 439
430
Union Township -
     Rawson - 448
     Cannonsburg - 450
     Cory - 450
441
Van Buren Township - finished 453
Washington Township -
     Risdon - 466
     Arcadia - 466
  Social Statistics - 470
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