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Jackson County, Ohio
History & Genealogy


Source:
History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio
Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co.
1884

NOTE:  Portions of this will be transcribed upon request ~ Sharon Wick

ALSO NOTE:  PIKE COUNTY AND SCIOTO COUNTY SECTIONS OF THIS TABLE OF CONTENTS
WILL BE PUT ON THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY PAGES.

CHAPTER I.  WHEN THE NEW WORLD WAS FIRST SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED. 17 - 32
  Verging on Ancient History - What the Ancients Knew - DeSoto, the Spirit of the Sixteenth Century - Marquette, Joliet and La Salle - 1776 and 1983 - Louisiana Territory - The Ground of Dispute - Ownership of the Northwest French and Indian War - The Dunmore War - Lord Dunmore's March - The Treaty of Paris, France - The Government owned it - Ordinance of 1787 - The Author of Ordinance of 1787 - Scioto Land Company - Judge Cutler's Letter.  
CHAPTER II. PROGRESS OF EVENTS - GROUPING OF INTERESTING FACTS. 33 - 41
  The First Settlement - Governor Appointed - The Indian War - Wayne's Campaign - A Treaty - Indian Annuities - Progress of the New Northwest - The First Territorial Legislature - Location of Bounty Lanes - Formation State Constitution.  
CHAPTER III. THEY FOUND A WILDERNESS AND LET IN THE SUNLIGHT OF CIVILIZATION. 42 - 59
  Pioneer Life - Home of the Indians - From Whence they Came - The Log Cabin - Dress and Manors - Market Prices - Milling - Native Animals - Agricultural Implements - Education - The Bright Side - What the Pioneers have done - Women Pioneers.  
CHAPTER IV. SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF SCIOTO VALLEY. 60 - 82
  Its Topography - The Scioto River - Its Drainage System - The Geology of Scioto Valley - Fire Clay, etc. - Archaeology of the Scioto Valley - The Mound Builders - Piketon Walls - The Fauna of Scioto Valley - The Beasts of the Valley - The Reptiles of Scioto Valley - The Flora of Scioto Valley - Conclusion - The Future of Scioto Valley - Its Mineral Resources - The Future Population of hte Scioto Valley.  
CHAPTER V. MATERIAL WEALTH - OFFICIAL LIFE - PATRIOTISM 83 - 91
  A Chapter of Material Wealth - Internal Improvements - The Ohio Canal - Mils of Railway in 1882 - Governors - Representatives, Scioto, Pike and Jackson Counties - The State of Ohio - State Senators, Scioto, Pike and Jackson Counties - Common Pleas Court - Election of 1840 - Presidential Campaign  
CHAPTER VI. THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF THE SCIOTO - THE FERTILE BANKS OF THE OHIO. 92 - 110
  Before Organization - The Pioneer Settlement - The First Surveys - Scioto County Pioneer Life - Names of Pioneers, 1796 to 1806 - The Settlement of the French Grant.  
     

SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO

CHAPTER VII ORGANIZATION, CHANGES, TOPOGRAPHY AND PROGRESS. 111 - 126
  Habitation and Name - Act to Establish the County of Scioto - Its Topography - Scioto River Navigation - Scioto River Bridges - Change in Township Lines  
CHAPTER VIII. AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES OF SCIOTO COUNTY - HER RAILROADS AND POPULATION 127 - 135
  Introductory - Agriculture - Township and County Finances - Melange - Progress - Township and Changes - Court House and Turnpike - Fine-Grained Sand Rock - An Act for Altering the Boundary Line Between Scioto and Gallia Counties - An Act to Erect the County of Lawrence - Act to Attach Part of Lawrence County to Scioto County - The Loss of the County Records - The Townships - Water Supply - Mineral Resources - Iron Ore Deposits - Bituminous Coal - Boundaries of the Coal Field - From 1814 - Valuation - Population of Scioto County, Area 640 Square Miles - Population Since 1840 - Scioto & Hocking Valley Railroad - Portsmouth Brnach of hte M. & C. R. R. - Scioto Valley Railroad - Cincinnati & Eastern Railroad - Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.  
CHAPTER IX. SOCIETIES - INFIRMARY - FLOODS - ITEMS - COUNTY OFFICES. 136 - 146
  Agricultural Societies - First Organization - Grange - County Infirmary - The Waters and the Floods - 'The Flood of 1883 - Itemized - Oil Excitement, 1861 - Common Pleas - County Officers.  
CHAPTER X. THE MILITARY HISTORY OF SCIOTO COUNTY FROM 1812 TO 1865. 147 - 178
  The War of 1812 - The March and Surrender - Captain Roop - The Mexican War - Civil War, 1861 to 865 - Portsmouth Rifles - The First Battle - Home Relief - Distribution - The Fifty sixth Ohio Infantry - The Organization - The Gallant Thirty-third Ohio Infantry - The Ninety-first Regiment - The Fifty-third Ohio Infantry - The Seventy-second Regiment - The Grosbeck Regiment - The Second Kentucky - The One Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment - Battery L - Eighty-first Regiment Ohio Infantry - Thirtieth Regiment O. V. M. - The Scattered.  
CHAPTER XI. THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH - THE HOME OF BEAUTY, CULTURE, REFINEMENT AND WEALTH 179 - 193
  Rank and Classification - Alexandria - Portsmouth Platted - City Officials, etc. - Improvements - Business and Banking - From 1830 to 1840 - Portsmouth Dry Dock and Steamboat Basin Company - The accession of Wayne Township - Additions to the City of Portsmouth.  
CHAPTER XII. EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AND GENERAL PROGRESS 194 - 204
  Portsmouth Public Schools - Sanitary - Medical Societies - Hempstead Memorial Academy of Medicine - Sewerage - Post-Office - Fire Department - Portsmouth Water Works - Gaslight Company  
CHAPTER XIII. THE CHURCHES OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH 205 - 220
  Presbyterian - Episcopal - Methodist Episcopal - Baptist - Catholic - Miscellaneous - Cemetery  
CHAPTER XIV. PRESS - CHILDREN'S HOME - LIBRARIES AND SOCIETIES 221 - 233
  The Press - Children's Home Association - Public Library - City Reading Rooms - Independent Order of the Harugari - Masonry  
CHAPTER XV. BANKS, TELEGRAPHS, TELEPHONE AND MANUFACTURES - COMMERCIAL ARTERY OF THE CITY. 234 - 243
  Banks - Portsmouth Street Railway - Canal Business - Telephone Exchange - Western Union Telegraph Company - Adams Express Company - Baltimore & Ohio Express - Manufactures  
CHAPTER XVI. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PORTSMOUTH 244 - 311
CHAPTER XVII. PORTER, CLAY AND HARRISON TOWNSHIPS. 312 - 238
  - Porter Township - The First Settled - Area and Valuation - When Formed - Early Settlers - Items of Interest - Sciotoville - Its Business Interests, 1883 - Wheelersburg - The Business of 1883 - Societies - Wait's Station - Schools - Churches - Township Officers - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Clay Township - Its Metes and bounds - Organization - Official - The Richest Township - Churches - Schools - BIOGRAPHICAL
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Harrison Township - Over One-fourth Century Later - Its Organization - Old Pioneers - Boundary Changes - The Dixon Mill - Harrisonville - Business, etc. - Official - Churches - Schools - BIOGRAPHICAL.
 
CHAPTER XVIII. GREENE, VERNON, AND BLOOM TOWNSHIPS.  
  - Greene Township - French Grant, Valuation and Population - The Township and Changes - Old Settlers - Haverhill - Churches - Powellsville - Churches - Schools - Township Officers - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Vernon Township -
Description and Area - Old Settlers - Churches - Schools - Official - BIOGRAPHICAL.
 - Bloom Township
- Its Mineral Deposits - Petition for Organization - Area and Valuation - Its Early Settlement - Webster - School Districts - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
 
CHAPTER XIX. MADISON, JEFFERSON AND VALLEY TOWNSHIPS. 389 - 407
  - Madison Township - Topography - Settlement - Churches and Schools - Township Officers, 1883 - Wallace Mill - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Jefferson Township
- Metes, Bounds and Area - Population - Old Settlers - Township Officers, 1851 - Churches - Schools
- Valley Township - Next to the Youngest - Organization- Area, Boundary and Valuation - Old Settlers - Township Officers - Churches - Schools - Business Interests - Lucasville Lodge, No. 465 - BIOGRAPHICAL.
 
CHAPTER XX. MORGAN, RUSH AND BRUSH CREEK TOWNSHIP 408 - 423
  - Morgan Township - When Settled - Organization - Churches - Schools - Township Officers, 1883 - Oil Wells on Bear Creek - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Rush Township -
Area, Valuation and Population - Freestone - How and when Organized - Township Election - Schools - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Brush Creek Township -
Organization - Old Pioneers - Official - Schools - Hamlets of Brush Creek - Churches
 
CHAPTER XXI. NILE, WASHINGTON AND UNION TOWNSHIPS 424 - 456
  - Nile Township - Valuation, Bounds and Population - Old Settlers - Schools - Items of Interest - Township Officers and Voting Precincts - Buena Vista - Churches - Friendship - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Washington Township
- The Old Pioneer - Schools, 1883 - A Change and More Territory - Area, Valuation and Population - Tempervale - Churches - Township Officers - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Union Township
- Villages - Officers
 

JACKSON COUNTY, OHIO

CHAPTER XXII. JACKSON COUNTY FROM DATE OF ORGANIZATION - PARTIALLY DONE 457 - 468
  The Misty Ages of the Past - Topography - County Organization - "An Act to Erect the County of Jackson - Meeting of the County Commissioners - First Road - Townships and Taxation - First Jail - Townships, etc., 1824 - Court House - Land Sales - Vote on Sale of School Lands - Decade Between 1840 and 1850 - Old Scioto Salt Works - County Infirmary  
CHAPTER XXIII. THE OLD PIONEER - SKETCHES OF EARLY SETTLERS - OFFICIAL LIFE - ITEMS - PARTIALLY DONE 469 - 481
  Old Settlers - Items of Interest - Officers of Jackson County from its Organization to the Present Time - Commissioners - Auditors - Treasurers - Recorders - Probate Judges - Surveyors - Sheriffs - Prosecuting Attorneys - 'Clerk of Courts - Judges - Population of Jackson County by Townships from 1840.  
CHAPTER XXIV. GEOLOGY AND THE MINERAL RESOURCES, COAL AND IRON INTERESTS. - PARTIALLY DONE 482 - 500
  Geology of Jackson County - Limestone Ore - The Mines and Furnaces - Early Coal Mining in Ohio - The Development of Coal in Ohio - Jackson County Coal Notes - Discovery of Smelting Coal - Coke - Iron Smelting Coals - Jackson Shaft Coal - Jackson Hill Coal - Blast Furnaces - Jackson County Railroads - Two Other Lines - Narrow - Gauge  
CHAPTER XXV. AGRICULTURE, CEREALS AND STOCK - PARTIALLY DONE 501 - 504
  Material Wealth - The Crop of 1854 - Valuation of Chattel Property - Agricultural Products of Jackson County - Stock Statistics, Jackson County - Value of Real Estate, 1848 to 1883 - Agricultural Societies  
CHAPTER XXVI. MILITARY HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, OHIO - FINISHED 6/25/2016 505 - 519
  The Pioneer Movements - 1812 - Mexican War - The War of the Rebellion - Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Twenty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Thirty-third Ohio Infantry -Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry - Fifty-third Ohio Infantry - Fifty-sixth Ohio Infantry - Eighty-seventh Ohio Infantry - Seventh Ohio Cavalry - Ninety-first Ohio Infantry - First Regiment Ohio Heavy Artillery - Second Ohio Heavy Artillery - Seventy-third Ohio Infantry - One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Ohio Infantry - One Hundred and Seventy-second Ohio Infantry, O. N. G. - One Hundred and Seventy-second Ohio Infantry, O. N. G. - One Hundred and Seventy-third Ohio Infantry,  - One Hundred and Seventy-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - One Hundred and Ninety-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Second West Virginia Cavalry - Colored Troops - Miscellaneous Organizations - Re-capitulation - The Morgan Raid - Francis Smith - Robert W. Caldwell - Pensions and Pensioners - Grand Army of the Republic.  
CHAPTER XXVII. CITY OF JACKSON - ITS RUGGED FEATURES IN 1823 - ITS CULTURE, REFINEMENT AND WEALTH IN 1883 - PARTIALLY DONE 520 - 530
  Capital City of the Salt Creek Valley - When Laid Out - Act Incorporating the Town of Jackson - Items - Newspapers - Banks - Telephone System - Reading Room - Silver Cornet Band - Fire Department - Express Companies - Manufacturing Interests - Jackson in 1883  
CHAPTER XXVIII. RELIGIOUS, EDUCATIONAL, SOCIETIES AND THE BAR OF JACKSON. - PARTIALLY DONE 531 - 542
  Churches - Fairmont Cemetery - Sabbath Schools - Nationalities - Jackson and Jackson County Schools - The Jackson and Jackson County Schools - The Jackson County Literary Association - The Bar of Jackson County - Masonic  
CHAPTER XXIX. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF JACKSON CITY () 543 - 585
CHAPTER XXX. LICK, LIBERTY, SCIOTO AND FRANKLIN TOWNSHIPS. - PARTIALLY DONE 586 - 614
  - Lick Township - Once a Township in Ross County - Topography - The Pioneers - Its Growth - Assessed Valuation and Area - Township Officers - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Liberty Township - Topography and Minerals - Population and Improvements - Schools and Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Scioto Township - Topography and Streams - Organization - Settlement - Population and Valuation - Schools and Churches - Villages - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Franklin Township  - Surface and Minerals - The Old Pioneer - Churches an Schools - Bounds, Area and Wealth - Franklin Township Officers, 1842, 1860, 1883 - BIOGRAPHICAL
 
CHAPTER XXXI. MILTON, COAL, WASHINGTON AND JACKSON TOWNSHIPS - PARTIALLY DONE 615 - 656
  - Milton Township - Topography - Settlement - Furnaces - Wellston - Postoffice - Public Schools - Churches - Societies - Newspaper - Professions - Business Interests - Stores - Berlin - Middleton - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Coal Township
- Settlement - Coalton - The Business - The Schools - Postoffice - Valuation - Churches and Societies - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Washington Township
- Topography - Schools - Ellsworth - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Jackson Township
 - Topography - Canter's Cave - Settlement - Schools - Raysville - Swiftsville - BIOGRAPHICAL.
 
CHAPTER XXXII. BLOOMFIELD, MADISON, JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON TOWNSHIPS. - PARTIALLY DONE 657 - 688
  - Bloomfield Township - Topography - Old Settlers - Population, Valuation, etc. - Township Officers - Schools and Churches - The Keystone Furnace - Winchester - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Jefferson and Madison Townships -
Schools and Churches - Oak Hill - Manufactures - Oak Hill in 1883 - The Welsh Settlement in Jackson and Gallia Counties, Ohio - Churches - Oak Hill Public Schools - Oak Hill Academy
       BIOGRAPHICAL
- Madison Township -
       BIOGRAPHICAL
- Hamilton Township -
Settlement - Schools and Churches - Post office - Bounds, Valuation, etc. -
       BIOGRAPHICAL
 

PIKE COUNTY, OHIO

CHAPTER XXXIII. THE HISTORY OF PIKE COUNTY - ITS PHYSICAL FEATURES - ITS SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION. 689 - 702
  The Dawn of Civilization - Early Settlers - Governor Robert Lucas - Items of Interest - Before it Became Pike County - When Organized - Court Records - Eli Sargent's Report - From the Journal - Geology of Pike County - Waverly Stone - Topography - Origin of Names - Zane's Trace  
CHAPTER XXXIV. BOUNDARY, AREA, PROGRESS, COUNTY SITE 703 - 710
  Boundaries and Area - County Business
- Peeble Township - The Lost Records - Advancing - Population of Pike County by Townships from 1840 - Removal of County Seat - The Gift of the Town of Waverly - The Deed Copy
- Centre Township - Infirmary - Postoffices of Pike County - County Indebtedness.
 
CHAPTER XXXV. AGRICULTURE, STOCK AND WEALTH OF PIKE COUNTY 711 - 721
  Valuation of Real and Personal Property - Pike County Medical Society - 'The First Hanging - Kuklux in Pike - Witchcraft in Pike County - History of the Press in Pike County - Railroads - The Narrow Gauge - Turnpikes - Official - Commissioners - Auditors - Sheriffs - Treasurers - Probate Judge - Recorders - Clerk of Courts - Prosecuting Attorney - Judges Second Judicial District.  
CHAPTER XXXVI. PIKE COUNTY ACTORS IN THE GREAT CIVIL WAR. 722 - 734
  The Signal Given at Sumter - The County Calls Again - The Seventy-third Ohio - The Sixty-third Infantry - What Ohio did for the Union.  
CHAPTER XXXVII. THE CITY OF WAVERLY. 735 - 744
  The Beauty of Its Surroundings - Additions - Postoffice - Sanitary - A Most Fatal Epidemic - Waverly Public Schools - Adoption of Graded System - Churches - Cemeteries  
CHAPTER XXXVIII. BUSINESS INTERESTS OF WAVERLY - PEE PEE TOWNSHIP 745  - 774
  Manufactures - Banks - Telegraph Office - Express Office - Lodges - Bands - Waverly in 1883 - Pee Pee Township - Area and Wealth - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL  
CHAPTER XXXIX. SEAL TOWNSHIP. 775 - 792
  Geographically Located - Topography - Line Changed - Piketon Bridge - Schools of Seal Township - Waverly Sandstone - Official - Jefferson - Reminiscence of David Ware - Piketon Agricultural Society - Early Incidents - Flouring Mill - Piketon Public School - Piketon Lodge, No. 323, I. O. O. F. - Churches - Business of Piketon - Official - BIOGRAPHICAL  
CHAPTER XL. JACKSON, BEAVER, MARION AND UNION TOWNSHIP 793 - 825
  - Jackson Township - Organization and Bounds - Township Officers - Educational - Transportation - Sharonville - Its Business Interests - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Beaver Township -
Area, Metes and Bounds - Drainage System - Name - Organization - Township Officers - 1883 - Schools - Beavertown  - Churches - Population - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Marion Township
- Size and Location - Topography - California - Township Organization - Officers, 1843 - 1883 - Schools - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Union Township
- When and by Whom Settled - Topography - Mineral Development - Early Facts - Organization, Bounds, etc. - Township Officers - Churches - Educational - BIOGRAPHICAL
 
CHAPTER XLI. SCIOTO, NEWTON, SUNFISH AND CAMP CREEK TOWNSHIPS. 826 - 847
  - Scioto Township - Topography - Big Run - Old Settlement - Educational - Churches - Postoffices - Township Organization - Boundary Changes - Official - Valuation - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Newton Township -
Soil, Production and Bounds - Timber - Population and Valuation
- Jasper Village - Public School - Bethel - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Sunfish Township -
Something of its Early Days - Topography - Old Settlers - Boundary Line Changes - Population - Churches - Schools - Offices - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Camp Creek Township
- Bounds and Area - Timber and Water - Coopersville - Educational - Churches - Township Officials - Population - BIOGRAPHICAL.
 
CHAPTER XLII. MIFFLIN, PERRY, BENTON AND PEEBLE TOWNSHIP 848 - 872
  - Mifflin Township - Its Advent to Independence - Bounds, Valuation and Population - Soil, Timber and Topography - Byington - Latham - Some of the Old Pioneers - Churches - Schools, 1888 - Official - BIOGRAPHICAL -
- Perry Township
- Its Topography - Bounds, Acreage and Valuation - Pioneers - Cynthiana - Schools - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
- Benton Township
- Its Form and Area - When Organized - Population and Politics - Morgantown - Schools - Churches
- Peeble Township - Organization and Election - Valuation and Population - Old Settlers - Buchanan - Idaho - Schools - Churches - Official - BIOGRAPHICAL
 
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