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Huron County, Ohio
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Source: Republican Advocate - New London, Ohio
Dated: Nov. 17, 1824
Jeremiah Morrow has been re-elected Governor of the State
of Ohio, by a respectable majority.
(Found at Genealogy Bank, Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
| Source: Wisconsin Free Democrat
Date: Jan. 29, 1851
Nelson Rector, Susan Griswold, and another woman, were arrested
last week in Huron Co., Ohio, for passing counterfeit Ohio and
Pittsburg Bank notes. The Reflector says a gang of desperadoes
are about Huron.
| Source: Daily Ohio Statesman
Date: Dec. 24, 1844
Brown, Esq., of Huron county, was this day admitted to practice
as an attorney in the U. S. Court for the district of Ohio.
| Source: Brattleboro Messenger - Vermont
Date: Feb. 9, 1833
FOR THE MESSENGER. Extract of a
letter from a gentleman in Greenfield, Huron county, Ohio, to a
friend in Halifax, Vt.
GREENFIELD, Jan. 7th, 1833.
"I have long had, sir, an ardent desire
for you to see this part of our country. I known the scepticism
which generally prevails among the residents of the old States with
regard to the testimony of emigrants to the west. I know too
that many persons in a new country, anxious to enjoy the society of
their friends & associates who are left behind, in the enjoyment of
their new home and the new scenery that surrounds them, may look too
much on the fair side of things, and paint the advantages, both
present and prospective, in too high colors. But I have no wish
to deceive anyone, especially a friend. I have been here more
than two years, and have observed the nature and operation of things
in this region, in some degree, and now write with caution & reserve.
That part of Ohio bordering on the lake, for fifty
miles back, is certainly an important country, and its importance is
just beginning to appear. The facilities for crossing the lake
with produce, the competition of vessels and boats on the lake, and on
the Erie canal, are constantly increasing the price of all kinds of
produce. The opening of the British coloniel ports has, in
effect, brought Montreal & Quebec, via the Welland canal, almost to
the borders of Ohio. The coolness of the Canadian climate
renders those ports an excellent market for pork, both in the hog and
in the barrel. I can give you no idea of the immense quantity of
pork produced here. There has never been so much in one season
before, and it never commanded a price so high, although it has been
rising in value for several years. - This season has been remarkable
for mast, (so called here, which means all kinds of nuts
collectively.) Six-eighths of the forest timber here is white
oak, and the acorns in particular abundant, being so thick on the
ground that a man might scrape up many bushels in a day.
Although the country is full of hogs, & which are all good pork, still
a large quantity of mast will rot on the ground or grow in the spring.
Farmers who have killed thirty hogs have generally fed them on corn
for two or three weeks only. The market price at the lake is
$3.50 for 200, and $5.50 for 300 pork; and a man can raise six hogs
here as easy as one with you.
"This country is well adapted to the growth of wheat,
and the people here are just beginning to turn their attention to the
culture of this kind of grain. We have two good flouring mills
at Peru, five miles north of me, and a new one is going up in this
township. At Venice, near the lake, twenty miles north of here,
a gentleman from Buffalo is now erecting a large flouring mill with
ten run of stones, to commence running the first of March. He
pays now 83 cents per bushel for wheat, and it is believed that it
will be worth $1.00 next spring. I mention these circumstances
to show the importance of a circumjacent country, almost every acre of
which is suitable for the cultivation of wheat, excepting the river
bottoms, which are better for corn - on them wheat grows too rank and
lodges. The poorest lands bear the best wheat and oats."
"We have had no very cold weather this winter.
The ground has been frozen a week or two in December, and has been
twice covered with snow an inch deep for a few days. The weather
has been for several days, and is now, like September. But last
winter is was not so; we had two months of cold weather, cold enough
for Vermont, though but little snow and good sleighing.
"I believe, sir, you would be pleased with the prospect
of a settlement in this country, which is every day growing better
while yours is growing worse. Real estate here is rising in
value; villages are springing up in all parts.
| Source: American Watchman - Delaware
Date: May 22, 1819
Extract of a letter from A. Ruggles, Esq., dated
Vermillion, Huron county, Ohio, April 27.
" We have this day received a melancholy information, that George
Bishop and John Wood are murdered by the Indians.
They were trapping for muskrat about fourteen miles up the Carrying
(or Portage) River. We have not yet heard the particulars
respecting the cause of the Indians falling upon them. They were
found in their camp, on Friday last, by some Indians, who gave
immediate information to the white people. They were shockingly
mangled. Bishop, it is said, had six gashes of a
tomahawk, which cut quite through his scull, and a number of stabs in
the body. It is suspected three Ottawas committed the murder,
who reside near fort Meigs. The Indians, it is said, feel much
alarmed, and appear to be greatly exasperated, and have gone in
pursuit of the culprits, declaring they will not return till they have
taken them, and will deliver them to the white people, that justice
may be executed upon them.
| Source: Berkshire Star
Date: Aug. 5, 1819
Extract of a letter from a gentleman, formerly of this county, to
the editor of the Berkshire Star, dated "Huron, (Ohio), July 5.
"Pursuant to their sentence, the two Indians condemned
to suffer death for the horrid massacre of John Wood and
George Bishop, were executed at Norwalk, on the first instant -
Notwithstanding the great rain storm the day previous, people began to
assemble at an early hour, and continued increasing until eleven
o'clock, when the concourse was about 2000. At nine the military
guard was formed in front of the Court House, and marched to the door
of the jail, where it received the prisoners, who were led out by the
Deputy Sheriff with their arms pinioned and ropes about their necks,
and placed in a waggon, accompanied by a guard. The procession
moved to the house of Mr. Forsythe from the stoop of which the
religious exercises of the day were performed. The Rev. Mr.
Sullivan opened by prayer, and the Rev. Mr. Hanford
delivered a sermon, replete with instruction and warning to the
assembled multitude, and feelingly pictured the awful situation of the
unfortunate criminals. After the religious duties were closed
the procession moved to the place of execution. They immediately
left the waggon and ascended to the scaffold, one assisted by Lyman
Farwell, Esq. Sheriff, and the other by David W. Hinman, Esq.
D_y Sheriff. The interpreter with an Indian chief was called up
by request of the prisoners - one, who had a squaw and child left at
home, and who seemed to express considerable anxiety for their future
welfare, took the Indian chief by the hand, and earnestly requested
him to persuade his father to take good care of his squaw and child,
which the chief solemnly agreed to do. White caps were then
placed on them, and after the reading of the warrant for their
execution by the sheriff, the scaffold was let down and left them
suspended. They died without a struggle. They behaved with
firmness and showed no fears for the awful event which awaited the."
| Source: Washington Reporter
Date: Aug. 16, 1819
On the first
of July last, Negosheik and Negoneg_, two Indians, were hung at
Norwalk, Huron co., Ohio, in pursuance of a sentence of court,
pronounced against them in May last, for the murder of Wood and
Bishop on Carrying River.
The two Indians (says the W. Reserve Chronicle) who
were executed, at Huron, for the murder of Wood and Bishop,
suffered the sentence of the law with much unconcern, any further than
that they hated to appear before the Great Spirit with halters about
their necks, and should have preferred being shot or tomahawked, and
one would have been glad to live till he had killed six more white
people, in order to make up the even number of twenty, having as yet,
killed but fourteen.
| Source: Hampshire Gazette
Date: Nov. 20, 1822
Two men were recently tried in Huron
County, Ohio for the offence of tarring and feathering a third person,
and fined by the Court seventy-five cents each. The man who
suffered had abandoned his family and betaken himself to other women,
and his two neighbors had taken upon themselves to distribute that
justice which the law does not provide for similar offenders.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
| Source: New-Hampshire Patriot - New
Date: Mar. 28, 1836
The Methodist Church has been peculiarly unfortunate of
late. We regret to learn by a western paper, that the Seminary
at Norwalk, Huron county, Ohio, under the patronage of that church,
was, with its library, cabinet, philosophical apparatus, &c. entirely
consumed by fire on the night of the 26th ult. The loss is
estimated at about $8,000.
| Source: Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) Page: 2
Dated: Thursday, June 27, 1889
It is likely that Hon. F. B. Fancer was misquoted the
other day in the telegrams from Huron. The Jamestown Alert
thinks so and Fancher himself will probably explain when he
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