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Welcome to
HANCOCK COUNTY, OHIO
History & Genealogy

Source:
Twentieth Century History
of
Findlay and Hancock County, Ohio

and Representative Citizens.
By J. A. Kemmell, M. D.
"History is Philosophy Teaching by Example"
Published by
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
F. J. Richmond, Pres.        C. R. Arnold, Sec'y and Treas.
Chicago, ILL
1910.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I. - SETTLEMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE OF OHIO 19
  - Introductory
- Derivation of Title and Early Explorations
- Achievements of George Rogers Clerk
- State Cessions and Indian Treaties
- Settlement
- Indian Wars
- St. Clair's Defeat
- Wayne's Campaign and Battle of Fallen Timber
- Organization of the Northwest Territory
- Organization of the State of Ohio
 
CHAPTER II - THE ABORIGINES 41
  - Prehistoric Races
- Pre-glacial Man
- The Mound Builders
- The Red Race
 
CHAPTER III - FIRST ORGANIZATION OF HANCOCK COUNTY 46
  - The County Organized
- Findlay Township Organized
- First Elections
- First Officials
- Erection of the Township
 
CHAPTER IV - INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTY 50
  - First White Settlers
- Hull's March
- Fort Findlay
- Murder of the Thomases
- A Pioneer's Letter
- Observance of the Golden Rule Among the Pioneers
- Mrs. Ebberly's Narrative
- First Election Under Independent County Organization
- Poll Book of Election and County Officers
 
CHAPTER V - TOPOGRAPHICAL 59
  - Acreage of the County
- Its Boundaries and Surface
- The Soil
- The River
- Jean Jacques Blanchard
- "Wild Cat Thicket"
- Timber-Marshes
- Sand Ridges
- Crops
- Springs
- Benefit of the Limestone Formation
- Under Drainage
- Fish and Game
 
CHAPTER VI - PIONEER DAYS 63
  - Early Records
- Population
- Settlements
- Missionaries and Meeting Houses
- Camp Meetings
- First Sermon
- Early Schools and Schoolmasters
- The Country Schoolmaker
- Log Rolling
- Shooting
- Corn husking
- House raisings
- Threshing
- Quilting Bees
- Racing and Other Sports
- Stores and Taverns
- Necessaries of Pioneer Existence
- Description of Old Time Tavern
- General Muster
- Malaria and Milk Sickness
- Taxable Property in1824
- Tax Levies
- Findlay Selected as the County Seat
- The First Marriage
- A Contested Election
- County Printing
- Road Building
- Administration of Estates
- A Foul Murder
 - Simon Girty
- Johnny Appleseeds
- J. N. Free
 
CHAPTER  VII. - TRANSPORTATION 87
  - First Roads and Bridges
- Steam Railroads
- Electric Roads
 
CHAPTER VIII - THE COUNTY'S MILITARY RECORD 94
  - The War of 1812
- The Mexican War
- The Civil War
- Spanish - American War.
 
CHAPTER IX - THE BENCH AND BAR - Started 6/3/2019 105
  - Early History
- Famous Judges and Lawyers
- Hancock County Bar Association
- First Jail and Court-House.
 
CHAPTER X - THE PRESS 132
  - Early News Conditions
- Presses in Use
- The Old Time Compositor
_ Leading Newspapers of the County
- Their Proprietor and Editors
- Value of the Daily Press.
 
CHAPTER XI - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION - Started 6/4/2019 140
  - Hancock County Medical Men of the Past and the Present  
CHAPTER XII - HANCOCK COUNTY SOCIETIES 150
  - The Fraternal Lodges
- The Odd Fellows
- Masons
- Elks
- Tribe of Ben Hur
- Daughters of America
- Grand Army of the Republic
 - The W. C. T. U.
- The Hancock County Agricultural Society
 
CHAPTER XIII - CHURCH HISTORY 163
  - The Pioneer Preacher
- Hardships Endured
- Small Salaries
- Progress of the Various Denominations in Hancock County
- Churches of Findlay and Hancock County.
 
CHAPTER XIV - ALLEN, AMANDA and BLANCHARD TOWNSHIPS 174
     
CHAPTER XV - BIG LICK, CASS and DELAWARE TOWNSHIPS 187
     
CHAPTER XVI - EAGLE, JACKSON and LIBERTY TOWNSHIPS 197
     
CHAPTER XVII - MADISON, MARION and ORANGE TOWNSHIPS 209
     
CHAPTER XVIII - PLEASANT, PORTAGE, UNION, VAN BUREN and WASHINGTON TOWNSHIPS, AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS 219
     
CHAPTER XIX - TOWNS AND VILLAGES 239
  - Sketches of Arcadia, Arlington, Benton Ridge, Cannonsburg, Deweyville, Findlay (including Gas and Oil Industry and Findlay College), Fostoria, Houcktown, Jenera, McComb, Mt. Blanchard, Mt. Cory, Rawson, Shawtown, Van Buren, Vanlue, West Independence, Williamstown, Etc.  
CHAPTER XX. - MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 271
  - The Hancock Brick and Tile Co.
- Buckeye Traction Ditcher Co.
- U. S. Electric Porcelain Co.
- Findlay Clay Pot Co.
- Boss Manufacturing Co.
- D. Kirk Sons and Co.
- Findlay Table Manufacturing Co.
- Hollerback Piano Co.
- The H. H. Fassett Planing Mill
- Tarbox and McCall
- Findlay Casket Co.
- Hayward & Young
- Findlay Carriage Co.
 
CHAPTER XXI - BANKS AND BANKING 276
  - Commercial Bank and Savings Co.
- The American National Bank
- The First National Bank
- The City Banking Co.
- The Buckeye National Bank
 
CHAPTER XXII - RECAPITULATION AND STATISTICS 281
  - Comparison of Early and Present Conditions
- Road Building
- Sewerage
- Timber
- Land Values
- Agricultural Prosperity
- Public Buildings
- Water Supply
- Manufacturing Industries
- Some First Things
- Roster Public Officials.
 
REPRESENTATIVE MEN 297
   

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