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Welcome to
HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO

HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO
Containing
A Hisotry of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches,
Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Military
Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent
Men; History of the Northwest Territory;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc.
ILLUSTRATED
Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co.
1883.


PART I.
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

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Geographical Position 19
Early Explorations 20
Discover of Ohio 32
English Explorations and Settlements 34
 
American Settlements 59
Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73


PART II.
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

History of Ohio 93
French History 96
Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 105
The War of 1812 122
Banking 126
The Canal System 128
Ohio Land Tracts 129
Improvements 132
State Boundaries 136
Organization of Counties 137
Description of Counties 137
Early Events 137
 
Governors of Ohio 160
Ancient Works 174
Some General Characteristics 177
Outline Geology of Ohio 179
Ohio's Rank During the War 182
A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Some Discussed Subjects 196
Conclusion 200
Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787, from the
  Statues of Ohio.  Edited by Salmon P.
  Chase, and Published in the year 1833
204

 


PART III.
HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY.

CHAPTER I.  Archaeology - Mound Builders and Indians - Antiquities - The Different Classes of Mounds, Effigies and Inclosures - Sepulchral Mounds - Sacrificial Mounds - Temple Mounds - Mounds of Observation - Memorial or Monumental Munds - Effigies or Animal Mounds - Inclosures - Covered Ways - Sacred Inclosures - Lessons Taught by These Works - The Implements Used by the Mound-Builders and Indians - Mounds of Hardin County - Their location, Class and Size ... 215
CHAPTER II. - The North American Indians - Their Life, Language, Places of Abode and Character - The Medicine Man - The Indian Squaw - Marriage and Social Relations - Religious Belief - Original Ohio Tribes - Miami Confederacy - Six Nations - Location of Tribes and their Strength - Indian Wars and Expeditions - Sites of Villages - Victories and Defeats - Final Defeat of the Indians - Leading Chiefs - Simon Girty - Peace of 1795 - Tecumseh and the War of 1812 - Subsequent Treaties - Indian Reservations - Extinction of Indian Title in Ohio - Resume from 1754 to 1794 - Hardin County as a Hunting Ground - Indian Camping Places - Shawnee Trace - Villages and Chiefs... 233
CHAPTER III. - First White Men - Catholic Missionaries - French and English Trading Posts - Fort Laurens - Attempted Settlement at the Mouth of the Scioto - Salt Works - French and English Claims - English Agents - American Possession - Ohio Company's Purchase - Symmes' Purchase - Fort Harmar - Pioneer Settlements Along the Ohio - Fort Washington - First Settlement in the Virginia Military District - Nathanial Massie - 'French Settlement at Gallipolis - Erection of Wayne County - Territorial Legislature - Ohio becomes a State - The Lands embraced in this County opened for Settlement - Division of the Indian Territory into Counties - Fur Traders - Hill's Trail - First Settlers in Hardin County.. 259
CHAPTER IV - Pioneer History - Capture and Captivity of Sion Kenton - Capture and Escape of Dr. John Knight - Pioneers of Hardin County prior to 1828 - Alfred Hale - The McArthur Family - Daniel Campbell - Samuel Tidd - James E. Hueston - Samuel and Andrew Richey and James Hill - Charles W. and Samuel Stevenson ... 277
CHAPTER V. - Principal Land Divisions of Ohio - The Virginia Military Lands - Congress Lands - Early Surveys - Pioneer Days and Trials - Pioneer Cabin - Furniture, Food and Medicine Habits and Labor - Clothing and Books - Early Manners and Customs, etc. - Mills - Teamsters - Store Goods 298
CHAPTER VII. - Boundaries Lines, Erection of Townships, Area and Location - Topography - Natural Drainage - Surface Features - Geological Structure - The Niagara, Water, Water-lime, Lower Coniferous and Drift - Material Resources - Reclaiming Marsh Lands - Wild Animals and Reptiles - Timber and Sickness... 331
   
 
CHAPTER IX. - Territorial Judiciary - 'State Judiciary Prior to 1851 - Supreme Court - Court of Common Pleas - Justices of the Peace - Circuits - Judiciary since 1851 - Supreme Court - Court of Common Pleas and Judicial Districts - District Courts - Justices of the Peace - Pioneer Courts of Hardin County - Jurors, Tavern Keepers and School Examiners from 1833 to 1835 .. 359
CHAPTER X. - The Bar of Hardin County - Visiting Lawyers during the Pioneer days - Past and Present Resident Attorneys ... 359
CHAPTER XI. - Pioneer Systems of Medical Practice - Hardin County Medical Society - Pioneer Association of Hardin County - Roll of Membership ... 372
CHAPTER XII. - Military History of Hardin County - War of 1812 - Opening of Hull's Trail, and Erection of Fort McArthur - Incidents Connected with that Fort, and its subsequent abandonment - Gov. Shelby's March over the Shawnee Trace - Mexican War - Civil War - Patriotism of Hardin County - Roll of Honor - Return of Peace .. 394
CHAPTER XIII. - Education - School Lands - Pioneer Schools - Growth of Education - Schools for Colored Youth - Present Government of Schools .. 417
CHAPTER XV. - Kenton - Location and Naming of the County Seat - Sketch of Simon Kenton - Original Town Plat and Subsequent Additions - Names of Original Lot Owners - First Settlers of the Town Site - Pioneers of Kenton - Post Office and Post-masters - Reminiscences of Kenton in 1857 .. 474
CHAPTER XVI. - Religious organizations - Methodist Episcopal Church - Catholic Church - First Presbyterian Church - United Presbyterian Church - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church - First Baptist Church - Church of Christ or Disciple Church - Reformed Church of the United States - St. Paul's Episcopal Church - First Universalist Church - African Methodist Episcopal Church - Second Baptist Church (Colored) - United Brethren Church - Public Schools ... 497
CHAPTER XVII. - The Press - Whig and Republican Papers - The Hardin Intelligencer - Kenton Republican - Democratic Papers - The Kenton Democrat - Kenton Herald - Democratic Expositor - Nor'western - Western Courier - Hardin County Democrat - Democratic Advocate - Kenton Democrat - Independent Papers - The Kenton News - Kenton Wochenblatt - Catholic Local News - The Medicla Profession of Kenton - Secret Societies - City Officials - Fire Protection and City Buildings - Cemeteries .. 518
CHAPTER VIII - The Leading Past and Present Manufacturing interests of Kenton - Flour Mills - Kenton Foundry and Machine Works - Saw and Woolen Mills - Cooper Shop and Stave Factory - Breweries - Carriage and Wagon Shops - Marble Works - Pork Packing House - Planing, Scroll Mills and Lumber Yards - Tanneries - Iron Fence Companies - Scioto Straw Board Company - Kenton Gas Company - Dickson's Grand Opera House - Ranks - Telegraph - Telephone and Express Offices - The Scioto Improvement - Hotels - Descriptive Review of Kenton in 1883 - Conclusion .. 542


PART IV.
TOWNSHIP HISTORIES.

ROUND HEAD TOWNSHIP 657
- Streams, Surface, Soil and Products 567
- Roads and Pikes 568
- Pioneers 568
- Schools 573
- Towns and Villages 573
- Churches 574
- Cemeteries 577
TAYLOR CREEK TOWNSHIP 578
- Surface, Soil, Streams and Timber 578
- Pioneers 579
- Roads, Railroads Towns 581
- Saw Mills 581
- Schools 581
- Churches 582
- Cemeteries 583
BLANCHARD TOWNSHIP 584
- Surface, Streams, Soil, Timber, Roads, etc. 584
- Early Settlers 587
- Elections and Officials 589
- Mills 590
- Schools 591
- Towns and Villages 591
- Secret Societies 593
- Churches 594
DUDLEY TOWNSHIP 599
- Streams, Surface, Soil, Products and Timber 600
- Early Settlers 601
- Elections and Officials 609
- Roads and Pikes 610
- Schools 610
- Churches 611
- Cemeteries 612
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP 613
- Physical Features 613
- Early Settlers 614
- Elections and Early Officials 619
- Mills 621
- Roads and Pikes 621
- Schools 621
- Churches 622
- Grange 624
CESSNA TOWNSHIP 627
- Soil, Timber, Productions, etc. 627
- Pioneers 628
- Political History 631
- Churches 632
- Schools 633
- Cemeteries 633
- Societies 633
- Pioneer Reminiscence 634
PLEASANT TOWNSHIP 634
- Boundaries, Surface, Rivers, Soil, Timber, etc. 634
- Pioneers 637
- Roads and Pikes 640
- Schools 640
- Churches 641
HALE TOWNSHIP 642
- Surface, Streams, Soil, Timber, Roads, etc. 643
- Pioneers 644
- Mills 651
- Schools 651
- Cemeteries 651
- Towns and Villages 652
- Secret Societies 657
- Churches 658
   
 
MARION TOWNSHIP 661
- Early Settlers 662
- Timber 667
- Soil, Climate, Products 667
- Political History 668
- Villages, Roads and Railroads 669
- Churches 670
- Cemeteries 670
JACKSON TOWNSHIP 670
- Pioneers 671
- Roads and Public Highways 677
- Officials 677
- Schools 678
- Towns and Villages 678
- Secret Societies 681
- Churches 682
- Cemeteries 684
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 687
- Streams, Surface, Soil and Productions 687
- Roads and Pikes 688
- Pioneers 689
- Towns 693
- Schools 693
- Churches 694
- Cemeteries 697
McDONALD TOWNSHIP 697
- Boundaries, Streams, Surface, Soil and Timber 698
- Pioneers +++
- Mills 703
- Schools 704
- Churches 704
- Cemeteries 707
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 708
- Streams, Soil and Timber 708
- Pioneers 708
- Railroads, Roads and Pikes 714
- Schools 714
- Northwestern Ohio Normal School 717
- Churches 723
- Cemeteries 732
- Mills 733
- Towns and Villages 734
- Secret Societies 737
BUCK TOWNSHIP 739
- Streams, Surface, Soil, etc. 740
- Pioneers 740
- Churches 743
- Schools 743
- Cemeteries 744
- Elections and Officials 744
LYNN TOWNSHIP 748
- Streams, Surface, Soil, Timber, etc. 748
- Early Settlers 750
- Mills 752
- Schools 752
- Churches 752
- Societies 753
 

 


PART V.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

Pleasant Township 759
Round Head Township 835
Taylor Creek Township 854
Blanchard Township 865
Dudley Township 892
Goshen Township 908
Cessna Township 891
Hale Township 930
 
Marion Township 948
Jackson Township 956
Washington Township 968
McDonald Township 975
Liberty Township 989
Buck Township 1034
Lynn Township 1054

PORTRAITS

Samuel Patterson 446
Jane Patterson 446
W. D. Patterson 455
J. W. Dempster 466
W. R. Mathews 478eee
M. V. Gilbert 486
John J. Garlinger 495
A. Dirmeyer 506
G. W. Burnworth 515
C. A. Guilder 526
R. D. Millar 435
C. B. Drum 555
W. H. Brown 566
Paul R. Sieg 575
Thomas Sloan 586
P. H. Hisey 595
J. S. Rice 606
 
Robert Sloan 615
J. L. Turner 626
G. W. Williams 635
Elias Converse 646
Samuel Wilson 655
J. C. Rainsburg 666
J. R. Gunn 675
William Stewart 686
J. R. Trisaler 695
A. F. Stanley 706
J. A. Stansell 715
William Hempy 726
George C. Borders 735
Peter Borders 746
Alonzo Harvey 755
S. H. Cook 766
John Austin 775

ILLUSTRATIONS

Source of the Mississippi 22
La Sale Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24
Buffalo Hunt 26
Trapping 28
Mouth of the Mississippi 31
High Bridge 33
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55
 
Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago in 1833 58
Pioneer Dwelling 60
Lake Bluff 62
Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 68
Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 74
Perry's Monument, Cleveland 91
Niagara Falls 92

MISCELLANEOUS

Map of Hardin Counth 10-11
Constitution of the United States 79
Area of the United States 203
Area of the Principal Countries of the World 203
 
Population of the Principal Countries of the World 203
Population of Ohio by Counties 202
Population of Hardin County 358
 

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