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Lorain County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

HISTORY
OF
LORAIN COUNTY
OHIO
WITH
ILLUSTRATIONS & BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF
SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
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PHILADELPHIA:
WILLIAMS BROTHERS
1879
 

CHAPTER
I. - Discovery - pg. 9
II. - The Connecticut Western Reserve - pg. 10
III. - The Connecticut Land Company - pg. 13
IV. - Physical Features
V. - Fossil Fish, and Where they are Found - pg. 30
VI - The Mound Builders - pg. 32
VII. - The Indians - pg. 33
VIII. - The Moravian Missions - pg. 37
IX. - Pioneer Life - pg. 38
X. - Civil Organization - pg. 41
XI. - Civil List p pg. 43
XII. - The Bar of Lorain County - pg. 45
XIII. - The Press of Lorain County - pg. 55
XIV. - Lorain Agricultural Society - pg. 68
XV. - Lorain in the Rebellion - pg. 77
XVI. - Roster of Soldiers - pg. 90

Errata - pg. 373

HISTORY OF THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF LORAIN COUNTY.
Elyria - pg. 103
Columbia - pg. 147
Ridgeville - pg. 157
Russia - pg. 169
Eaton - pg. 199
Black River - 207
Brownhelm - pg. 217
Henrietta - pg. 236
Carlisle - 245
Sheffield - pg. 250
Grafton - pg. 255
Avon - pg. 271
Rochester - pg. 284
Camden - pg. 289
Penfield - pg. 298
Lagrange - pg. 308
Brighton - pg. 317
Amherst - pg. 325
Wellington - pg. 347
Pittsfield - pg. 367

ILLUSTRATIONS.


- Scenes in and around Elyria (Frontispiece) - facing title
- Outline Map of Lorain County - 9
- Dentition of Dinichthys Terrelli (Front View) - 30
- Dentition of Dinichtys Terrelli (side view) - 31

ELYRIA.
- Residence of A. Beebe, Sr. - betw. pgs. 104, 105
- Residence of Edwin Hall - betw.  pgs. 104, 105
- Residence of A. Beebe, Jr. - betw. pgs. 104, 105
- Beebe House  betw. - betw. pgs. 104, 105
- Tavern, opened in 1820, by A. Beebe, Sr. - betw. pgs. 104, 105
- Portraits of Artemas Beebe and Wife - betw. pgs. 104, 105
- Portrait of N. B. Gates - facing pg. 108
- Portrait of Wm. H. Tucker - facing pg. 112
- Portrait of Iral A. Webster - facing pg. 113
- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - facing pg. 115
- Portrait of Elizur G. Johnson - facing pg. 118
- Portrait of Judge John C. Hale - betw. pg. 118, 119
- Residence of Geo. G. Washburn, Esq. - facing pg. 123
- Union Hall Clothing House - facing pg. 123
- Portrait of Dr. E. C. Perry - betw. pgs. 130, 131
- Portrait of Dr. Chas. F. Cushing - facing  pg. 131
- Portrait of Frederick S. Reefy - facing pg. 131
- Portrait of C. A. Ely (steel) - betw. pgs. 134, 135
- Residence of Mrs. C. A. Ely - betw. pgs. 134, 135
- Elyria Library Building - facing pg. 136
- Portrait of Hon. P. Bliss (steel) - facing pg. 137
- Portrait of Dr. L. D. Griswold - facing pg. 138
- Portrait of W. A. Braman - facing pg. 140
- Portrait of R. E. Braman - facing pg. 140
- Portrait of E. D. Holbrook - facing pg. 141
- Portrait of Wm. W. Aldrich - facing pg. 141
- Portrait of E. P. Haines - facing pg. 141
- Portrait of L. C. Kelsey - facing pg. 141
- Portraits of M. W. Pond and Wife - facing pg. 143
- Residence of Martin W. Pond - facing pg. 143
- Portrait of Hon. Stevenson Burke (steel) - facing pg. 144
- Portrait of Houston H. Poppleton (steel) - betw. pgs. 146, 147

COLUMBIA.
- Portrait of Ransom Bronson and Wife - betw. pgs. 156, 157
- Portrait of Jesse Eddy - betw. pgs. 156, 157

RIDGEVILLE.
- Congregational Church and Centre Cemetery - facing pg. 157
- Portrait of Harry Terrell - facing pg. 159
- Residence of Mark Humphrey - facing pg. 160
- Portraits of Mark Humphrey and Wife - facing pg. 160
- Portraits of N. H. Hinckley and Wife - facing pg. 162
- Residence of E. W. Hinckley - facing pg. 162
- Residence of N. T. Meach - facing pg. 164
- Residence of C. L. Sexton - facing pg. 167
- Portrait of Richard Blain - facing pg. 168

RUSSIA.
- Residence of C. L. Freeman - facing pg. 169
- Portraits of C. L. Freeman and Wife - facing pg. 169
- Portrait of Sylvester Hart - betw. pgs. 184, 185
- Homestead of Mrs. R. B. Hart - betw. pgs. 184, 185
- Portraits of Mrs. Relief B. and Miss E. C. Hart - betw. pgs. 184, 185
- Portrait of John Keep (steel) - facing pg. 192
- Residence of Charles Bassett - betw. pgs. 196, 197
- Portraits of Charles Bassett and Wife - betw. pgs. 196, 197
- Residence of Lott Parsons - betw. pgs. 196, 197
- Portraits of Lott Parsons and Wife - betw. pgs. 196, 197

EATON.
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Residence of Lemuel Abbey - facing 199
- Portraits of Ebenezer Abbey and Wife - facing 199
- Portraits of Lemuel Abbey and Wife - facing 199
- Residence of John Roach - facing 200
- Residence of Oel Durkee - facing 205
- Portraits of Oel Durkee and Wife - facing 205
- Portraits of William H. Phillips - facing 206

BLACK RIVER.
- Portrait of Conrad Reid - facing 208
- Residence of E. Gregg - facing 216

BROWNHELM.
- Residence of George G. Morse - betw. pgs. 218, 219
- Portraits of George G. Morse and Wife - betw. pgs. 218, 219
- Portrait of Anna Ray Morse - betw. pgs. 218, 219
- Portrait of Elisha Peck (deceased) - betw. pgs. 218, 219
- Portrait of Colonel E. F. Peck and Wife - betw. pgs. 220,221
- Residence of E. F. Peck - betw. pgs. 221, 221
- Residence of Solomon Whittlesey, 1824 - facing pg. 222
- Portrait of Solomon Whittlesey - facing pg. 222
- Residence of Cyrus L. Whittlesey - facing pg. 222
- Portraits of William Sayles and Wife - betw. pgs. 224, 225
- Portrait of Mrs. Sarah C. Sayles (deceased) - betw. pgs. 224, 225
- Residence of William Sayles - betw. pgs. 224,225
- Residence of ChesterA. Cooley - betw. pgs. 226, 227
- Portraits of Chester A. Cooley and Wife - betw. pgs. 226, 227
- Residence of W. H. Cooley - betw. pgs. 226, 227
- Portrait of W. H. Cooley - betw. pgs. 226, 227
- Portrait of Leonard Bradley - facing pg. 228
- Portraits of George, Catherine & Maria B. Wells - facing 233
- The Amherst Mill - facing 234
- Residence of John H. Heymann - facing 234
- Portraits of John H. Heymann and Wife - facing 234

CARLISLE
- Residence of the Heirs of David Bennett - facing 245
- Portraits of David and Jane Bennett - facing 245
- Residence of Lorenzo Clark - facing 246
- Portrait of William Patterson - betw. pgs. 248, 249
- Portrait of Chauncey Prindle - betw. pgs. 248, 249

SHEFFIELD.
- Residence of L. F. Parks - facing 250
- Portraits of L. F. Parks and Wife - facing 250
- Residence of the late Geo. B. Crehore - facing 252
- Portraits of Erastus Hecock and Wife - betw. pgs. 254, 255
- Portraits of Zopher Irish and Wife - betw. pgs. 254, 255
- Portrait of Isaac Burrell - betw. pgs. 254, 255
- Portrait of Jonathan C. Bennett - betw. pgs. 254, 255

GRAFTON.
- Residence of Henry B. Rawson - facing pg. 256
- Portraits of H. B. and Grindall Rawson - facing pg. 256
- Portraits of B. S. Corning and Wife - betw. pgs. 258, 259
- Birthplace of Duke Mennell, Yorkshire, Eng. - betw. pgs. 260, 261
- Residence of Duke Mennell, Grafton, Mich. - betw. pgs. 260, 261
- Portraits of Crispin and Duke Mennell - betw. pgs. 260, 261
- Residence of A. W. Nichols (double page) - betw. pgs. 264, 265
- Portraits of A. W. Nichols and Wife - betw. pgs. 264, 265
- Birthplace of A. W. Nichols, York, N. Y. - betw. pgs. 264, 265
- Residence of Dr. C. B. Knowlton - facing pg. 266
- Portrait of Dr. C. B. Knowlton - facing pg. 266
- Portrait of Mrs. Harriet I. Nesbett - facing pg. 268
- Portraits of Stephen H. and Margaret R. Brown - facing 270

AVON.
- Portrait of Edwin Snow - facing pg. 272
- Residences of Edwin, C. H., and T. L. Snow - facing 272
- Residence of G. W. and W. O. Hurst - facing 274
- Portraits of William and Lucina Hurst - facing 274
- Portrait of Albin Stickney - facing 276
- Portrait of Joseph Schwartz - facing 277
- Portrait of E. G. Moon - facing 277
- Portrait of Dr. T. B. Dailey - facing 277

HUNTINGTON.
- Residence of Abram Holland - facing 283
- Portraits of Abram Holland and Wife - facing 283

ROCHESTER.
- Portraits of Roswell B. Boice and Wife - facing 284

CAMDEN.
- Residence of John Rose, Kipton - facing pg. 297
- Portraits of John and Lucinda Rose - facing pg. 297

PENFIELD.
- Residence of William W. Penfield - facing pg. 298
- Portraits of Truman Penfield and wife - facing pg. 298
- Portraits of Elish and Sally Sheldon - facing pg. 300
- Residence of Elisha Sheldon - facing pg. 300
- Residence of the late Beri Andrews - facing pg. 302
- Portraits of Beri and Amy S. Andrews - facing pg. 302
- Portraits of Orrin Starr and Wife - facing pg. 305
- Residence of Orrin Starr - facing pg. 305
- Residence of Street Goodyear - facing pg. 307
- Portraits of Street Goodyear and Wife - pg. 307

LAGRANGE.
- Residence of Dr. E. D. Merriam - facing pg. 308
- Portraits of Dr. E. D. Merriam and Wife - facing pg. 308
- Portraits of Boman and Amanda Freeman - between pgs. 310, 311
- Portraits of E. H. Sanders and Wife - betw. pgs 310, 311
- Residence of E. H. Sanders - betw. pgs. 310, 311
- Residence of Boman Freeman - betw. pgs. 310, 311
- Residence of Allen Sanders - betw. pgs. 312, 313
- Residence of Delos M. Sanders - betw. pgs. 312, 313
- Portraits of Allen Sanders and Wife - betw. pgs. 312, 313
- Portraits of Delos M. Sanders and Wife - betw. pgs. 312, 313
- Portraits of R. B. Munro and Wife - facing pg. 314
- Residence of R. B. Munro and Wife - facing 314
- Portrait of Nathan P. Johnson - facing 316

BRIGHTON.
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Residence of James Whipple - facing pg. 320
- Portraits of Leonard H. Loveland and Wife - facing pg. 323

AMHERST.
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Residence of Capt. Samuel Flint - betw. pgs. 226, 227
- Residence of C. Bailey - facing pg. 325
- Portraits of Curtis and Lovina Bailey - facing pg. 325
- Residence of J. J. Rice, and Foundry of J. J. Rice & Co.  - betw. pgs. 326, 327
- Portraits of J. J. Rice and Wife - betw. pgs. 326, 327
- Residence of Emeline Cook - betw. pgs. 326, 327
- Portraits of L. R. Cook and Wife - betw. pgs. 326, 327
- Portraits of Samuel and Jane Kendeigh - betw. pgs. 328, 329
- Residence of Samuel Kendeigh - betw. pgs. 328, 329
- Late Residence of Geo. Dudley - betw. pgs. 328, 329
- Residence of Casper Dute - betw. pgs. 330, 331
- Portraits of Casper Dute and Wife - betw. pgs. 330, 331
- Residence of Captain E. P. Frink - betw. pgs. 330, 331
- Portraits of Captain E. P. and Aurilla Frink - betw. pgs. 330, 331
- Portraits of George and Adaline L. Bryant - betw. pgs. 332, 333
- Portraits of John J. and Cecilia Kendeigh - betw. pgs. 332, 333
- Views of Clough Stone Co.'s Quarries (double page) - betw. pgs. 336, 337
- Portrait of Henry Warner - facing 338
- Portrait of Baxter Clough - facing 341
- Portrait of A. A. Crosse, M. D. - facing 342
- Portraits of Jacob Hildebrand and Wife - facing pg. 346

WELLINGTON.
- Residence of D. L. Wadsworth - facing 347
- Residence of James Sheldon - betw. pgs. 348, 349
- Residence of S. D. Bacon - betw. pgs. 348, 349
- Portraits of James Sheldon and Wife - betw. pgs. 348, 349
- Portraits of S. D. Bacon and Wife - betw. pgs. 348, 349
- Residence of Homer Mason - facing 350
- Residence and Portrait of J. H. Dickson - facing 353
- Carriage Manufactory of T. Doland - facing 354
- Residence of B. B. Herrick - facing 356
- Portraits of Lawton Wadsworth and Wife - betw. pgs. 358, 359
- "Evergreen Hill," Residence of F. S. Wadsworth - betw. pgs. 358, 359
- Portraits of Roswell and Jane Smith - facing 361
- Portraits of Selden Hall and Wife - facing 361
- Portraits of Abner Loveland - facing 361
- Portraits of Silas and Lydia Miller - facing 364
- Residence of Silas Miller - facing 364
- Residence of W. H. H. Sutliff - facing 364
- Portraits of W. H. H. Sutliff and Wife - facing 361

PITTSFIELD.
- Residence of J. T. Carter - facing 368



BIOGRAPHIES

Source: History of Lorain County, Ohio -
- Publ. Philadelphia: William Brothers
- 1879

Source: History of The Western Reserve - Vol. III
by Harriet Taylor Upton
- Publ. 1910

Source: A Standard History of Lorain County, Ohio - Vol. II
by G. Frederick Wright
- Publ. 1916
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