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History of Jackson County, Ohio
Vol. I.

by D. W. Williams  -
The Scioto Salt Springs - Jackson, Ohio 1900


INDEX

 

Fossil Bones 5
Introduction 5
The Mammoth 5
A Jackson County Mammoth 7
The Mastodon 8
The Megatherium 9
Wild Game 9
The Buffalo 11
Some Bear Stories  14
The Elk 14
Deer 17
Panthers 18
Wolves 18
Beaver 20
The Raccoon 20
The Last Otter 20
Primeval Man 21
The Mound Builders 22
The Old Fort 23
An Archaeological Find 25
Rock Shelters 26
Salt 26
Human Skeletons 27
Story of the Ashes 29
The Salt Pans 30
The Shawnese 31
The Historic Period 31
Annexed to Virgiia 32
Captain Batts' Expedition 32
First White Visitors 33
LaSalle 33
First English Visitors 34
Appearance of the Licks 35
DeCelorn's Expedition 35
The First Map 36
The Halterman Boys 36
Annexed to Quebec 40
End of French Dominion  40
Botetourt County 41
Battle of Point Pleasant  42
Lord Dunmore's War 42
General Lewis at the Licks 44
A Band of Hunters 45
Boone's Visit 45
Illinois County Organized  47
Jonathan Alder 47
Ceded to the United States 48
William Hewitt, the Hermit 49
Escape of Samuel Davis 54
Wayne's Campaign 56
Green 's Expedition 57
The James Foray 60
Treaty of Greenville 62
The First Salt Boiler 63
Congress Acts 64
The Second Salt Boiler 64
Squatter Sovereignty 66
George L. Crookham 67
Other Pioneers 68
Veterans of the Revolution 70
Gallatin's Suggestion 74
Harrison's Recommendation 74
Leasing the Licks 75
An Act Regulating the Public Salt Works 76
The First Agent 79
The First Road 80
The Last Road Appropriations 80
Tiffin's Message 81
A Postoffice Established 82
Other Salt Lick Legislation 82
An Act to Encourage Experiments at the Scioto Salt Works 83
Hildreth's Notes 84
Briggs' Notes 88
Survey of Jackson County 89
Lick Township 91
Ross County 91
The War of 1812 92
Camp Rock 94
Camp of 1812 94
Captain Strong's Company 94
Jackson County Erected 95
An Act to Erect the County of Jackson 96
First Commissioners 98
Bloomfield 99
The First Election 99
-- Franklin 100
-- Lick 101
-- Madison 102
-- Milton 102
-- Counting the Votes 103
Noted Salt Boiler 104
Commissioners' Proceedings 107
First Year's Taxes 111
The First Road Petition 111
First Term of Court 112
A Petition for a License to Keep a Tavern  114
First Criminal Case 114
First Petit Jury 115
Other Business 115
The First Fall Election 115
Early Criminal Record 117
The First Convict 119
The County Seat 121
Commissioners and Director Appointed 125
Selecting the Site 125
New Town Laid Out 126
Sale of Lots 127
Jackson's First Director 128
The First Jail 129
July 4, 1817 130
The First Court House 132
The First Merchants 133
Teachers' Examiners 134
The First Bankrupt 134
Autumnal Fevers 135
The First Deaths 137
The Old Graveyard 138
A Forgotten Graveyard 139
The Bunn Graveyard 140
Some Recollections 142
Darlings' Interview (James H. Darling) 145
The End 147

MISCELLANY.

A Southern Term 149
Township Names 149
Washington 149
Patent for Section 29 150
An Old time Will 151
Last Will and Testament of Hannah Thompson 151
Importing Cards 152
Lead Legends 153
The Lackey Tavern 155
Jamestown Cemetery 155
Burning of the Court House 156
The Martin Mound 156
Mackley's Recollections 157
Price's Recollections 163
The First Railroad 166
An Act to Incorporate the Iron Railroad Company 169
The First Bank 171
Citizen's Bank 172
The Mather Cemetery 172
Mt. Zion Cemetery 173
An Old Time Wedding 174
Wellston's Beginning 176
The Hughes Cave Skeleton 178
Jackson's Representatives 179
Witches 184
Symmes Creek 186
Franklin Valley 187

 

 

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