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History of Marion County, Ohio
CONTAINING
A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY; ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS, CHURCHES,
SCHOOLS, ETC.; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS; MILITARY
RECORD; PORTRAITS OF EARLY SETTLERS AND PROMINENT MEN;
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY;
HISTORY OF OHIO; MISCELLANEOUS
MATTERS, ETC. ETC.

ILLUSTRATED.

CHICAGO:
LEGGETT, CONAWAY & CO.
1883.

CONTENTS:

History of Ohio 93   Governors of Ohio 160
French History 96   Ancient Works 174
Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 105   Some General Characteristics 177
The War of 1812 122   Outline Geology of Ohio 179
Banking 126   Ohio's Rank During the War 182
The Canal System 128   A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Ohio Land Tracts 129   Some Discussed Subjects 196
Improvements 132   Conclusion 200
State Boundaries
Organization of Counties
Description of Counties
Early Events
136
137
137
137
  Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787,
  from the Statutes of Ohio.  Edited by
  Salmon P. Chase, and published in the
  year 1833
204

PART I.

HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY.

Geographical Position 19   American Settlements 59
Early Explorations 20   Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Discovery of Ohio 32   Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
English Explorations and Settlements 34   Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73

PART II.

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

History of Ohio 93   Governors of Ohio 160
French History 96   Ancient Works 174
Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 105   Some General Characteristics 177
The War of 1812 122   Outline Geology of Ohio 179
Banking 126   Ohio's Rank During the War 182
The Canal System 128   A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Ohio Land Tracts 129   Some Discussed Subjects 196
Improvements 132   Conclusion 200
State Boundaries 136   Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787, from the  
Organization of counties 137     Statues of Ohio, Edited by Salmon P. Chase,  
Description of Counties 137     and published in the year 1833 204
Early Events 137      

PART III
 

CHAPTER I.  GEOLOGY, ZOOLOGY, METEOROLOGY 215        Wall Maps 302
     Situation and Area 215        County Atlas 302
     Surface, Features and Soil 215        Table of Air Line Distances 303
     Geological Structure 215        Post Offices in Marion County 303
     Material Resources 218   CHAPTER VI. - POLITICAL 305
     Animals 219        Log Cabin Campaign of 1840 306
     Birds 220        Pole-Raising 309
     Fishes 224        Election Returns 311
     Reptiles 224        Representatives of Congress 338
     Anecdotal 227        State Senators 338
     Meteorology 228        Representatives to the Legislature 338
CHAPTER II. - INDIANS AND EARLY SETTLEMENT 230        County Officers 339
     Prehistoric 230        First Justices of the Peace 340
     F. C. Ruehrmund's Collection 231        Personal Sketches 341
     Other Collections 233   CHAPTER VII - BENCH AND BAR 347
     Historic or Modern Indians 233        Introductory 347
     The Tribes of this Vicinity 234        The Bench 348
     The Burning of Col. William Crawford 234        The Common Pleas Court 356
     The Wyandots and Delawares 235        Some of the Associate Judges 362
     The Greenville Treaty 236        Bill Anderson 363
     Capt. Beckley's Reminiscences of Indian Life 237        The Bar of the Past 365
     Last Exodus of the Indians 242        The Bar of the Present 372
     The Wyandot's Farewell Song 245   CHAPTER VIII - MATERIAL PROGRESS 377
     Early White Occupants of Ohio 245        Population 377
     Early Settlement of Marion County 248        First Roads and Turnpikes 377
     First Marriages 253        Railroads 380
     The First Deed 255        Proposed Railroads 383
     The First Will 255        Express and Telegraph 384
CHAPTER III. - PIONEER LIFE 256        Agriculture 384
     The Log Cabin 257        Marion County Agricultural Society 385
     Sleeping Accommodations 259        Patrons of Husbandry 386
     Cooking 259        Fine Stock 389
     Women's Work 260        Marion County Importing Company 389
     Religious Worship 260        Manufactures in 1881 390
     Hospitality 264        Buildings, value of, in 1881 390
     Trade and Money 264        Valuation of Property 391
     Milling 265        Financial Condition of the County 391
     Agricultural Implements 266   CHAPTER IX. - RELIGION, TEMPERANCE, EDUCATION, LITERATURE AND ART 393
     Hog Killing 266        Churches 393
     Wild Hogs 267        County Bible Society 394
     Bee Hunting 267        County Sunday School Union 396
     The Shakes 267        Temperance 396
     Education 268        Educational 399
     Spelling and Singing Schools 270        Literature 401
     Guarding Against Indians 270        Marion Art School 410
     Bees 271        Music 411
     A Retrospect 271   CHAPTER X - MEDICAL 414
CHAPTER IV. - REMINISCENCES 273        Early Physicians of Marion County 414
     By Capt. George Beckley 273        First County Bible Society 416
     By William La Rue 287        The New Organization 417
     By Daniel S. Drake 288   CHAPTER XI - THE PRESS 418
     By Henry Peters 289        Early Marion Journals 418
     By Joseph Morris 290        The Independent 416
CHAPTER V - ORGANIC 293        The Mirror 417
     Marion County 294        Daily Star 418
     First County Officers and their Work 295        Prospect Advocate 418
     Districts 296        La  Rue News 421
     The County Seat 296        Caledonia Argur 425
     The First Court House 299   CHAPTER XII - MISCELLANEOUS 435
     The Proposed Court House 301        Criminal 435
     The Jail 301        Cholera 438
     Infirmary 302      


PART IV.
MILITARY HISTORY

CHAPTER I. - EARLIER WARS 441   CHAPTER III. - WAR OF THE REBELLION 447
     Revolutionary War
     War of 1812
441
442
  CHAPTER IV. - REGIMENTAL HISTORIES AND SOLDIER'S ROSTER 454
     Mexican War 444        War Reminiscences of James F. Mohr. 482
CHAPTER II. - MILITIA 445      


PART V.
TOWNSHIP HISTORIES.

CHAPTER I. - MARION VILLAGE 487   CHAPTER IV. - Claridon Township 691
     Jacob's Well 487        Biographical Sketches 710
     War Road 487   CHAPTER V. - Grand Township - PARTIAL 757
     First Settlers 488        Biographical Sketches 760
     General Progress 488   CHAPTER VI. - Grand Prairie Township - PARTIAL 767
     Marion in 1825 490        Biographical Sketches 772
     Marion in 1827 491   CHAPTER VII. - Green Camp Township - PARTIAL 778
     Marion in 1828 495        Biographical Sketches 785
     Sundry Beginnings 497   CHAPTER VIII. - Montgomery Township 804
     Reminiscences of Marion 498        Biographical Sketches 821
     Business Establishments 501   CHAPTER IX. - Pleasant Township 866
     Municipal History 507        Biographical Sketches 874
     Churches 517   CHAPTER X - Prospect Township 888
     Secret Societies 527        Biographical Sketches 910
     Educational 535   CHAPTER XI. - Richland Township 949
     Miscellaneous Societies 539        Biographical Sketches 954
     The Great Fires 543   CHAPTER XII - Salt Rock Township 962
     Anecdotal 543        Biographical Sketches 966
     Marion Township 546   CHAPTER XIII. - Scott Township 970
     Biographical Sketches 550        Biographical Sketches 975
CHAPTER II. - Big Island Township 650   CHAPTER XIV - Tully Township 988
     Biographical Sketches 654        Biographical Sketches 993
CHAPTER III. - Bowling Green Township 672   CHAPTER XV - Waldo Township 1004
     Biographical Sketches 676        Biographical Sketches 1014


PORTRAITS.

Baiu, John 530   Messenger, Everett, Col. 188
Baker, Eber 211   Miller, Obadiah 761
Bowen, Ozias, Judge 351   Peters, Nathan 226
Brocklesby, William 563   Roads, J. Q. 279
Court, Joseph 387   Rosencrans, John 370
Crawford, George 423   Seaburn, Jacob 243
Fields, Joseph, Rev. 406   Threw, Henry 511
Garberson, J. R. 494   Thew, William 169
Gast, David 475   Thew, William P. 598
Hoch, Enoch 631   Van Fleet, H. T. 334
Holverstott, Henry 262   Vaughn, J. H. 458
Kerr, Robert 697   Wood, Hampton 664
LIkins, James 728      

ILLUSTRATIONS.

Source of the MIssissippi 22   Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago in 1833 58
La Salle Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24   A Pioneer wedding 60
Buffalo hunt 26   Lake Blulff 62
Trapping 28   Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 68
Mouth of the Mississippi 31   Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
High Bridge 33   Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 74
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42   Perry's Monument, Cleveland 91
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55   Niagara Falls 92


MISCELLANEOUS

Map of Marion County 14-15   Marion Cemetery Vault 524
Constitution of the United States 79   Population of the Principal Countries in the World  
Area of the United States 203   Population of Ohio by Counties 203
Marion County Court House, Lithograph 298   Population of Marion County 377
Proposed Marion County Court House, Lithograph 315      

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