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HISTORY
Source:

History of Henry & Fulton Counties
edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich - Syracuse NY - Publ. D. Mason & Co.
1888.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 
  PAGE
CHAPTER I. - A BRIEF CHAPTER EXPLANATORY OF THIS VOLUME AND ITS SUBDIVISIONS 17
     
CHAPTER II. - 18
   - Commencement of the Indian Occupation of the Country East of the Mississippi
 - Original Occupants
 - The Lenni Lenapes
 - The Mengwe
 - The Allegwi
 - Ancient Tradition
 - The Conflict
 - The Lenapes and Mengwe Victorious
 - Their Occupation of the Whole Eastern Country
 
CHAPTER III. - 22
   - From the close of the Revolution Down to the Time of the Removal of the Last of the Indian Tribes from the Valley
 -  Names and Characteristics of the Tribes of the Valley
 - The Part Taken by Them in the Wars
 - Their Final Removal
 - Incidents
 
CHAPTER IV. - HISTORY OF THE SOIL AND JURISDICTION - 32
   - Province of Louisiana
 - French Claim - British Claim
 - Cession of France to England
 - Cession by England to the Colonies
 - Cession by the States to the United States
 - Extinguishment of Indian Tribes
 - Organization as to Territory
 - Admission as a State - Organization of Counties
 - Township Organization
 
CHAPTER V - HISTORY OF THE ADVENTURES, INVASION, IMMIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT BY THE WHITES - 37
     
CHAPTER VI. -  
   - Early Settlers of the Maumee Valley Recalled
 - The Names of Many of Them, and Some Incidents Concerning Them.
 
CHAPTER VII. - 47
   - Erection of Henry County
 - The Act of Creating It
 - Other Counties Erected at the Same Time
 - Original Boundaries
 - Subsequent Reductions to Form Other Counties
 - Geographical Location and Present Boundaries
 - Events Incident to Its Complete Organization
 - Locating the County Seat
 - Napoleon Designated
 - First County Officers
 - First Court
 - The Old Log Court-House
 - The First Frame Court-House
 - Its Burning
 - The Records Destroyed
 - The First Brick Court-House
 - Its Destruction
 - The Present Court-House and Jail
 - County Civil List
 
CHAPTER VIII. -  
   - Historical Incidents and Localities Connected with Henry County
 - Simon Girty
 - A Tale of the Early War
 - Logan's Fidelity Proved
 - The Black Swamp
 - Killing of Four Indians.
 
CHAPTER IX - A GENERAL TOPOGRAPHICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF HENRY COUNTY; ITS CIVIL DIVISIONS.  
     
CHAPTER X - GEOLOGY OF HENRY COUNTY 65
     
CHAPTER XI. -  
   - The Titles to Lands of Ohio
 - Original Claimants
 - Extinguishment of Indian Titles
 - Surveys in this Region.
 
CHAPTER XII.  - HENRY COUNTY IN THE WAR OF 1861-65   (partially done) 76
     
CHAPTER XIII. - THE BENCH AND BAR - 140
     
CHAPTER XIV - THE HENRY COUNTY PRESS -  
    156
CHAPTER XV - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION - 162
     
CHAPTER XVI - HISTORY OF INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF NAPOLEON - THE SEAT OF JUSTICE OF HENRY COUNTY - 166
     
CHAPTER XVII. - HISTORY OF BARTLOW TOWNSHIP - 199
   - Village of Deshler  
CHAPTER XVIII. - HISTORY OF DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP - 203
   - Village of McClure  
CHAPTER XIX. - HISTORY OF FLAT ROCK TOWNSHIP - 208
   - Village of Florida  
CHAPTER XX. - HISTORY OF FREEDOM TOWNSHIP - 227
     
CHAPTER XXI. - HISTORY OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP - 230
   - Hamlet of Grelleton  
CHAPTER XXII. - HISTORY OF LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - 235
   - Liberty Center  
CHAPTER XXIII- HISTORY OF MARION TOWNSHIP - 239
   - Edwardsville
 - Hamler
 
CHAPTER XXIV. - HISTORY OF MONROE TOWNSHIP - 243
   - Herrtown & Eller
 - Grellton
 - Malinta
 
CHAPTER XXV. - HISTORY OF NAPOLEON TOWNSHIP - 248
   - includes short sketches of pioneers  
CHAPTER XXVI. - HISTORY OF PLEASANT TOWNSHIP 284
   - Holgate  
CHAPTER XXVII. - HISTORY OF RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP - 270
     
CHAPTER XXVIII. - HISTORY OF RIDGEVILLE TOWNSHIP - 273
     
CHAPTER XXIX. - HISTORY OF WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 277
     
  FOR THE NEXT CHAPTERS XXX THRU LIV - SEE FULTON COUNTY  

 

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