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Morgan County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

Source:
HISTORY OF MORGAN CO., OHIO
with
PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

of some of its
PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN
By Charles Robertson, M. D.
Revised and Extended by the Publishers
Chicago:
L. H. Watkins & Co.
1886

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. - THE EARLY NORTHWEST ---- pg. 17
  Robert Chevalier LaSalle the first White Explorer of the Ohio Valley - His Journey of 1669-70 - Probability of his having Explored the Muskingum - The West little known to the English prior to 1740 - Early Englishmen in the Ohio Valley - DeBienville's Expedition, 1749 - Curious Discovery at the mouth of the Muskingum - The Colonial Ohio Land Company, of Virginia - Its Efforts to Promote Settlement Unsuccessful - First Military Expedition of the English in the Ohio Valley - Colonel Bouquet's Bloodless Victory - Washington on the Ohio in 1770 - Virginia Establishes the County of Illinois - Early Ownership of the Northwest - Conflicting Claims - Cession of Various State Claims - Indian Treaties, 1784 to 1795.
CHAPTER II. - THE ABORIGINES OF OHIO ---- pg. 31
  Southeastern Ohio Before its Occupation by the White Man - Evidence of a Great but Extinct People - Indians of Ohio - Original Tribes - Conquest of the Country by the Iroquois - Indian Towns - The Delawares of the Muskingum and the Tuscarawas - Their Traditions - Other Indian Nations - Estimate of the Number of Warriors, 1778 - Colonel James Smith's Account of his Experience Among the Indians of the Muskingum Valley, 1755 - Interesting Pictures of Savage Life in the Wilderness - Reminiscences by William Corner - An Indian Trail in Morgan County.
CHAPTER III. -  MEASURES REGARDING TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC LANDS AND SURVEYS ---- pg. 43
  The Ordinance of 1784 - The Act of 1785 Regarding Western Lands and the Survey Thereof - Squatters and Intruders on the Public Lands - Attempts to Disperse Them - Names of Squatter Settlers in Eastern Ohio in 1785 - Preparations for Establishing a Garrison at the Mouth of the Muskingum - Fort Harmar built in 1785 - The Survey of the First Seven Ranges - The Work Begun and Abandoned in 1785 is Resumed and Continued in 1786 - A Virginia Cornhusking, 1786 - The Sale of a Tract to the Ohio Company - The Survey Resumed under the Act of May 18, 1796 - Manner of Disposing of Public Land - Donations to Ebenezer Zane - The Military Lands - Establishment of Land Offices - The Ordinance of 1787
CHAPTER IV. - THE OHIO COMPANY ---- pg. 61
  First Steps Toward Organizing the Ohio Company - Conference of Generals Putnam and Tupper - Meeting in Boston - Statement of its Objects - Dr. Cutler Appointed to Conduct negotiations with Congress - His Ability and Success as an Agent - The Ordinance of Freedom - Reasons for Selecting Lands on the Muskingum - The Proposed City and Colony - Measures in Relation to the Same - The Survey - Final Adjustment of the Company's Affairs - The Purchase as Finally Concluded - The Donation Lands - Division of Lands Among Shareholders.
CHAPTER V. - WASHINGTON COUNTY AND THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY ---- pg. 71
  1788 to 1803 - Remarkable Prediction about the Ohio Country by Dr. Cutler - The Company of Adventurers - Their Winter Journey Across the Mountains - Arrival of the Mayflower at the Muskingum, April 7, 1788 - Names of the Founders of Marietta - Origin of the term Buckeye - Establishment of Townships - The Birth of a State - Attempt to Legalize Slavery in Ohio - Settlements at Belpre and Waterford - The Settlement at Big Bottom.
CHAPTER VI. - THE INDIAN WAR - 1790 TO 1795 ---- pg. 81
  Primary Causes of the War - Preparations for a Treaty - The Treaty Made at Fort Harmar in January, 1789 - Attack on the Ohio Company's Surveying Party - The Colony at Big Bottom - Murder of the Settlers - Two Men Elude the Indians and Warn the neighboring Settlements - The Colony Formed at Olive Green in 1794 - The Indian Silver-hells - Wayne's Victory.
CHAPTER VII. - PIONEERS AND PIONEER LIFE ---- pg. 99 - Partially Done
  Description of the Log Cabin and the Manner of its Erection - The Kitchen Utensils of the Pioneer Household - The Bill of Fare and How it was prepared - Fish and Game - Pioneer Agriculture - Rude Implements - Woman's Work - Pioneer Preachers - The Early Schools - Manner of Travel.
CHAPTER VIII. - CIVIL HISTORY OF MORGAN COUNTY ---- pg. 108
  Morgan County Erected December 29, 1817 - Its Original Boundaries - Organization in 1819 - First Election in April 1819 - Controversy over the County Seat - McConnelsville Selected - Attempt to Change the Location of the Seat of Changes in the County's Boundaries - Township Organization - Children's Home - County Justice - Infirmary - How the Pauper Question was Managed in Olden Times - Civil Roster.
CHAPTER IX. - INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS AND RIVER NAVIGATION ---- pg. 125
  Early Roads - Mails and Postoffices - Old-Time Star Routs - Pioneer Boating on the Muskingum - The "Orleans" Boats - The "Rufus Putnam" Passage Up the Muskingum in January, 1824 - McConnelsville Navigators -  The River Improvement - Railroad Projects - A Railroad at Last - The Bridge at McConnelsville - Early Mills.
CHAPTER X. - THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ----pg. 150
  The Origin of the Underground Railroad - Its Route in Morgan County - Success of the Road - Anecdotes and Incidents of Slavery Days - A Prominent Official of the Road in Morgan County - How Slaves were Assisted to Gain their Liberty - Slave Hunters and Isaac Clendenin - A Spy's Uncomfortable Predicament - Escape of a White Man's Wife and Children.
CHAPTER XI. - PHYSICAL FEATURES OF MORGAN COUNTY ---- pg. 157
  Topography - Soil and Productions - Agricultural and Mineral Resources - Coal - Salt Manufacturing - Zuriel Sherwood, The Pioneer Saltmaker of Morgan County - How Salt was Carried to Market in the Early Days - Natural Gas - Stone's Well - Petroleum - The Extent of the Business, 1860-1854.
CHAPTER XII. - MILITARY ---- pg. 166 - IN PROCESS starting 8/2/2014
  Early organization in Morgan County - The Mexican Campaign - Morgan County's Part Therein - Morgan in the Rebellion - The First Company - The Seventeenth Ohio Regiment - Twenty-fifth Regiment - Eighteenth Regiment - Captain Scott's Cavalry Company - Seventeenth (Three Years) Regiment - Seventy-seventh Regiment - Seventy-eighth Regiment - Eighty-sixth Regiment - Ninety-seventh Regiment - One Hundred and Twenty-second Regiment - Ninth Cavalry - One Hundred and Sixty first Regiment, O. N. G. - First Regiment Heavy Artillery - One Hundred and Eighty-second Regiment - Reminiscences of Prison Experience.
Sharon's note:  You will see some extra titles I found in this chapter within the pages' titles.
CHAPTER XIII. - MORGAN'S RAID ---- pg. 227
  His raid in Ohio - Morgan's Retreat - He Encamps in Deerfield Township - Experience of the Zanesville Scouts - Consternation at McConnelsville on Receipt of a Despatch, "Morgan is Coming" - The Crossing of the River at Eagleport by the Rebels - The Skirmish - A Citizen Killed - Capture and Imprisonment of Morgan - His Escape.
CHAPTER XIV. - LOCAL POLITICS - THE COUNTY PRESS ---- pg. 235
  Origin of the "Brimstone" and "Junto" Factions in the County - Their Leaders - The Local Press - Progress and Influence of Journalism - The First Paper "The Morgan Sentinel" - "The Genius of Liberty" - The First Democratic Organ - The Newspaper War in McConnelsville - Description of an Early Copy of "the "Sentinel" - "Morgan Record" - "Valley Democrat" - "Democratic Guard" - "The Chronicle" - "The Enquirer" - "The Conservative" - "The McConnelsville Democrat" - Whit and Republican Papers - "The Advocate" - "The Whig Standard" - Contents of an Early Number - "The Independent" - The McConnelsville Herald"
CHAPTER XV. - THE BENCH AND BAR OF MORGAN COUNTY ---- pg. 252
  The First Courts - The Primitive Court House - The Early Courts and Lawyers - John Doland, the First Attorney - Hon. John E. Hanna - James L. Gage, and Other Early Lawyers - Hon. J. M. Gaylord - Hon. Elijah Hayward - Hon. E. E. Evans - Colonel Melvin Clarke - Hon. Isaac Parrish - Hon. C. B. Tompkins - Judge F. W. Wood - Royal T. Sprague - General F. B. Pond - Biographies of Members of the Present Bar - Judge Newell Corner, Hon. E. M. Stanbery
CHAPTER XVI. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION ---- pg. 270  IN PROCESS starting 9/6/2015
  The First Physician - Dr. David McGarry at Olive Before the Formation of Morgan County - Dr. Ziba Adams - Other Early Doctors - Dr. Samuel A. Barker - His Life and Public Services - Dr. P. B. Johnson - His Influence and Prominence as a Politician - Dr. Charles Robertson - Present Members of the Profession.
CHAPTER XVII. - McCONNELLSVILLE ---- pg. 291
  Original Plat of the Town, 1817 - Donation of Lots by General McConnel- Jacob Kahler, the First Settler - The Pioneers of the Village - Hotel Keepers - Merchants and Mechanics - Anecdotes - A Picture of Pioneer Village Life - Later Settlers and Industries - Banks - Incorporation of the Town - Property Holders in 1836 - A Glance at the Names of Former Business Men - Business of 1886 - Reminiscences - Celebration of the Fourth, 1820 - Telegraph Companies - Early Schools - The New Schoolhouse - Temperance Work in the Town and County - Early Temperance Workers - The McConnelsville Ordinance - Churches of McConnelsville - Lodges - BIOGRAPHIES
CHAPTER XVIII. - MORGAN ---- pg. 333
  Early Elections - The First Magistrate - Roster of Pioneers - Deacon Miles - The Juntos and Brimstones- Old Joe - Election Customs - Memorable Contest Between the Juntos and the Brimstones - Early Courts - Court Attendance of Pioneer Days - Tavern Gatherings Reminiscences - Personal Incidents
CHAPTER XIX. - MALTA - THE VILLAGE AND THE TOWNSHIP ---- pg. 342
  Malta Village - Platted in 1817 - The Early Settlers - The Pools, Bells and Others - Judge Young - The Ferry - The First Stores and Industries - The Origin and Growth of Various Business Interests - Manufacturers - The Brown-Manly Plow Company - Churches, Lodges, Etc. - Malta Township - Its organization - Pioneer Settlers - A Novel Mill - Dawes' Store and Tannery - Abe and Bill Hughes and Their Advent.
CHAPTER XX. - PENN ---- pg. 378
  Early Settlers from Belmont and Jefferson Counties - Names of Pioneers - Organization of the Township - First Election - Later Settlers - Anecdote - Family Sketches - Pierpont's Mill - Pennsville - An Old Village - Laid Out in 1828 - Growth of the First Decade - Churches - I. O. O. F.
CHAPTER XXI. - WINDSOR ---- pg. 391
  The Largest Township of the County - The Earliest Settlement - The Big Bottom Massacre - Site of the Block House - New England Influences - Fruit Culture - Early Inhabitants Along the River - The Hill Farms and "Rabbit Lands" - The Old Mill at Luke Clute - Pioneer Families - Melancholy Event at a Wolfe Hunt - Joel Sherman Killed - The Noted Fisherman of the Valley - Canoeing - A Pioneer's Experiences - Remarkable Religious Excitement - The "Six Weeks' Meeting" in 1819 - Early Schools and Teachers - Mercantile and Industrial Items - The Village of Stockport - A good Trading Point - The Settlement, Origin and Growth of the Town - Lodges - Churches - BIOGRAPHICAL
CHAPTER XXII. - MARION ---- pg. 430
  A Part of Athens County until 1845 - Its Original Boundaries - A Prosperous and Well-Improved Township - An Industrious and Thrifty Population - The Early Settlers - The Influence of the Friends -  Captain Lovell's Experiences - Other Pioneers - Primitive Election Methods - Early Justices - Scarcity of Money - The Village of Chester Hill - Its Origin - Early Settlers and Their Occupation - The Town in the Woods Becomes Wealthy and Prosperous - Schools, Churches, Lodges, Etc. - Personal Mention
CHAPTER XXIII. - DEERFIELD ---- pg. 452
  An Old Township - The First Justice - Early Elections - Names of Voters and Candidates - Character of the Inhabitants - A Permanent Population - An Honorable Record - Pioneer Life - Hunting - Family Sketches - The Saylors - Stanberys, Moodys, Masseys, and other Early Settlers - The Village of Triadelphia - The First Anti-Slavery Society in the County - Its Organization in 1836 - Names of Its members - Churches of Deerfield.
CHAPTER XXIV. - MEIGSVILLE ---- pg. 461
  An Early Settlement - Character of the Pioneers - First Settlements along the Marietta Road and on Meigs Creek - The First election in the Township, 1819 - Names of Voters at this Election - Other Early Settlers - John Duffy and the Lawyer - Schools - Early Mills and Stores - Family Sketches - Pioneer Pictures - Churches.
CHAPTER XXV. - BRISTOL ----pg. 469
  Organization - Topography - Nativity of the First Settlers - David Stevens, the Pioneer - Social Gatherings - Log Rollings - Raisings - Corn Shuckings - Quiltings - Dances - Arthur and William Jenkins - The Fordyces - Berg. W. Talbot - Land Sharks - Experience of the Early Settler - Matthew Wilson - Experience of an Early Mail Carrier - Initial Events - List of Early Settlers - The "Old Bristol Meeting House" - Pioneer Ministers - Johnny Appleseed - Adrial Huzzey, the Shoemaker and Preacher - Later Settlers - New Bristol - Churches.
CHAPTER XXVI. - UNION ---- pg. 489 - FINISHED
  Organization in 1821 - Formerly a Part of Deerfield - Surface and Drainage - Lawless Character of a Few Early Settlers - Slow Progress of Improvements - The Quigleys and the Corners - Mrs. Quigley and the Bear - Names of Early Settlers - Family Sketches - Early Events - The First Mill - First Frame House - First Brick House - The First Election - Villages - Ringgold - Origin and History - Morganville and Rosseau. - BIOGRAPHIES
CHAPTER XXVII. - HOMER ---- pg. 498
  Introductory and Descriptive - Mineral Resources - Oil - A Part of Ames Township in 1805 - Homer and Marion Together - Population 1820 to 1840 - Pioneer Settlers - The Aldermans- The Lovells  - Other Early and Prominent Families - Reminiscences and Personal History - First Improvements - Village - Their Origin and Date - Churches, Societies, Etc.
CHAPTER XXVIII. - BLOOM ---- pg. 508
  Organization of the Township - Early Settlers - A Farm for Sale Cheap - First Election - Settlers of 1819 and later years - Sick Wheat - Squirrel Migration - First Peaches - Church History - A Puzzled Parson - Latter Settlers and Miscellaneous Events - A Great Rail Splitter - The Martin's, McCune's and John F. Talley - First Improved Stock - First Brick Houses - Early Mills - Villages:  Airington, Eagle port and Rokeby - Reminiscences - Cloth "Kicking" - Cost of a Pair of Boots.
CHAPTER XXIX. - YORK ---- pg. 519
  Organization - The Deavers, Longstreths, Pletchers, Wellers, Stoneburners - The First Settlers - Andrew Gossman and the Panther - Old Dragon - Deavertown - Early Recollections of Mrs. T. L. Grey - Initial Events - Lodges - Churches - Deavertown in 1886.
CHAPTER XXX. - MANCHESTER ---- pg. 527 - FINISHED 8/2/2014
  The Township Organized - Reduction of Territory - Earliest Settlement - The Pioneers - First Election for Justices - Names of Voters - Anecdote of Old Ned. Gen. McConnel and a Cider Treat - Frederick Wood - Establishment of Wood Grove Postoffice - First Mill - Villagers - Seeleyville - Societies - Odd Fellows and Masons.
CHAPTER XXXI. - CHAPTER ---- pg. 531 - FINISHED
  Organization of the Township - First Election, 1819 - Election Contests - A Peculiar Document - List of Pioneer Voters - Early Settlers - Their Character - Their Experiences and Hardships - "Essence" Smith - The Native Woods - Clearing - Visiting - Going to Mill - Religious Privileges - Elder Hussey - "Early Candle-Light" Meetings - School Privileges - Early Teachers - Early Mail Routes - Personal Mention.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Atkinson, Morris K. - 500
Buck, John - 144
Barker, Samuel A., M.D. - 270
Barker, Luther Dana - 296
Brokaw, Obadiah - 398
Coburn, Nicholas - 104
Children's Home - 116
Corner, George L. - 368
Chappellear, George J. - 492
Chadwick, Justus - 412
Davis, William, Capt. - 136
Davis, Joshua - 344
Dunsmoor, Hiel - 360
Durbin, William - 516
Donovan, A. J. - 400
Edwards, Forster - 452
Gibson, C. J., Capt. - 168
Gatewood, W. Emmett, M.D. - 282
Gaylord, James M., Hon. - 320
Hook, Isaac N., Capt. - 132
Henery, David A., Lieut. - 200
Henery, Nathan B., Rev. - 416
Hambleton, John R. - 440
Huffman, George W. - 432
Johnson, Perley B., M.D. - 272
Lane, T. B. - 426
Lane, Jesse D. - 426
Morgan, Carleton C., Capt. - 128
Murduck, Jackson C. - 184
McConnelsville in 1840 - 292
McConnelsville in 1886 - 292
McConnel, Alexander, Gen. - 290
Manly, James - 348
Miller, John - 348
Mellor, William V. - 376
Mellor, Samuel - 376
Massey, William - 456
Montgomery, J. J. - 408
Manly, W. H. - 384
McDermott, John - 390
Noyes, Hiram Judson, M. D. - 280
Nixon, Joseph W. - 460
Pond, Francis B., Gen. - 260
Parmiter, John - 472
Pierrot, Eugene - 392
Robertson, Charles, M.D. - 287
Stanbery, E. M., Hon. - 264
Sherwood, William - 252
Sherwood, Edwin - 353
Swayne, Eugene R. - 506
Smith, Eli C. - 495
Thomas, John E. - 372

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