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NOBLE COUNTY,
OHIO

Source: History of Noble County, Ohio : with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men.  Chicago:  L.H. Watkins & Co.,  1887

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I. - THE DAWN OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

   - First White Men in the West - Joliet and Marquette - Chevalier LaSalle the First White Man in the Ohio Valley - Account of his Journey - Probable Exploration of the Muskingum - Englishmen in the Ohio Valley, 1730-1751 - The Ohio Land Company of Virginia - Its Unsuccessful attempt to Found a Settlement - Colonel Bouquet's Military Expedition, 1764 - George Washington on the Ohio, 1770 - The Massacre of Indians at Yellow Creek, 1774 - The County of Illinois - State Claims Ceded - Important Treaties with the Indians. - pg. 17
CHAPTER II. - INDIANS OF THE OHIO VALLEY. - pg. 33
   - Ohio Tribes in Ohio - The Iroquois and Their Conquest of the country - The Delawares of the Tuscarawas and the Muskingum - Noted Chieftains - The Shawnees and their History - Their Hostility to the Whites - Other Indian Nations - The Manner of Savage life - Life in the Wilderness - Hunting the Elk and the Buffalo - War Songs and Dances - Courtship among the Savages
CHAPTER III. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC LANDS. - pg. 46
   - An Act Providing for the Survey of Ohio Lands, 1785 - Names of the Surveyors Chosen - List of Squatter Settlers in Eastern Ohio in 1785 - Frontier Life - The Beginning of the Survey - Particulars of the Experiences of the Surveyors, in 1785-6 - The Survey of the First Seven Ranges - The Moravian Reservations - The Ohio Company's Purchase - Symmes' Purchase - Donations of Ebenezer Zane - The Military District - Land Offices Established - Later Land Legislation - The Ordinance of 1787
CHAPTER IV. - THE OHIO COMPANY
   - The Company Organized at a Meeting in Boston in 1786 - Purchase of a Tract of Land on the Muskingum - The Ordinance of Freedom - Dr. Cutter's Part in its Authorship - Measures Respecting the Proposed City and Colony - Provisions to Settlers - Embarrassment of the Company - The Purchase as Finally Made - Its Boundaries - The Donation Tract.
CHAPTER V. - IMPORTANT EVENTS IN TERRITORIAL HISTORY - pg. 77
   - The plans and purposes of the Ohio Company - Dr. Cutler's prediction Concerning the Ohio Country - The Journey across the Mountains - Arrival of the Party at the Site of Marietta, April 7, 1788 - Names of the First Settlers in Ohio - Progress of the First Season - Governor St. Clair - Washington County Established - Territorial Courts - The First Townships in the Territory - First Territorial Legislature, 1779 - The Convention of 1802 - The State Constitution Formed - The State Admitted into the Union - Progress of the Settlements in Washington County
CHAPTER VI. - WAR WITH THE INDIANS - pg. 88
   - 1790 to 1795 - The Rise of the War Cloud - Arrangements for a Treaty - The Treaty of Fort Harmar, January 9, 1879 - Renewal of Border Warfare - Surveyors Attacked - The Settlement at Big Bottom - The Massacre - War Begins - Settlers Attacked - The White Scouts and their Methods - Events of 1792 - 3 Begins - Settlers Attacked - The White Scouts and their Methods - Events of 1792 - 3 - Indian Atrocities - A Colony Formed at the Mouth of Olive Green Creek, 1794 - Closing Events of the War - Wayne's Victor
CHAPTER VII. - PIONEER LIFE IN NOBLE COUNTY - pg. 108
   - The Western Pioneers - Description of their work - Pioneer Gatherings - 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 - Hard Work - Woman's Work - The Spinning Wheels and the Looms - All Clothing of Home Manufacture - The Kinds of Garments in Fashion Long Ago - Literary, Religious and Educational Advantages - The Pioneer Preachers - The Early Schools - Manner of Travel - Earliest Settlers of the County
CHAPTER VIII. - THE FORMATION OF NOBLE COUNTY - pg. 120
   - Guernsey County Erected in 1810 - Erection of Monroe County in 1813 - Its Organization in 1815 - Morgan County Formed, 1819 - A New County Proposed - Origin of the Name - The Matter Before the Legislature - Copy of a Petition Presented in 1849 - Noble County Erected, March 11, 1851 - The Act as Finally Passed - Sarahsville, the County Seat - First County Elections - Doings of the County Commissioners - Erection of a Public Building
CHAPTER IX. - CIVIL HISTORY OF NOBLE COUNTY - pg. 133
   - The County Seat Controversy - Its Beginning - The Question of Re-location - The Rival Sites - Sarahsville and the Caldwell Farm - The Advocates of a Change Successful - A Legal Contest - History of Litigation - Building of the Court House in Caldwell - Removal of the County Officers, 1858 - Civil List - County Officers from 1851 - 1887.
CHAPTER X. - INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS - pg. 143
   - Early Roads - The First Route of Travel in Noble County - The Summerfield and Batesville Turnpike - Postoffices and Mails - Railroads - The Sharon Railroad Projected in 1849 - The "Calico" Railroad - The Cincinnati, Wheeling & New York - The Cleveland & Marietta Railroad - Its inception and Progress - Completion of the Road in 1871-2 - What Noble County Did toward Building It - The Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati Narrow Gauge
CHAPTER XI. - PHYSICAL FEATURES AND NATURAL RESOURCES OF NOBLE COUNTY. - pg. 152
  PHYSICAL FEATURES AND NATURAL RESOURCES OF NOBLE COUNTY - Topography - Surface, Soil and Streams - The Importance of the Coal Area - Possibility of Future Mining Wealth - Salt - The Pioneer Saltmakers - The Olive Salt Works Established in 1814 - Description of the Primitive Apparatus - The Decline of the Industry - Gas and Petroleum - The Oldest Oil Well in Ohio - "Seneca Oil" - Old time Gas and Oil Wells in Noble County - History of Petroleum Production in the Duck Creek Valley - The Excitement of 1860 - The First Producing Wells
CHAPTER XII. - THE LEGAL PROFESSION
   - First Term of Common Pleas Court in Noble County - Held at Olive in April, 1851 - Other Early Terms of Court - Associate Judges - Courts at Sarahsville and Caldwell - Noble County Bar - The Lawyers Prior to 1851 - Lawyers of Later Years - Hon. Isaac Parrish - Jabez Belford - Edward A. Bratton and Other Sarahsville Lawyers - William Priestly - Irwin G. Dudley - Hon. William H. Frazier - William C. Okey - Biographies and Sketches - Benjamin F. Spriggs - D. S. Spriggs - James S. Foreman - Judge D. S. Gibbs - Hon. J. M. Dalzell - William Chambers - John M. Amos - McGinnis & Weems - C. M. Watson - Young Lawyers.
CHAPTER XIII. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION - pg. 187 - FINISHED
   - Remarks Upon the Physician's Vocation - Early Medical Practitioners in Noble County - Dr. Ziba Lindley, of Brookfield, 1815 - Dr. David McGarry, the Pioneer Physician - Dr. William McKee - Mr. James F. Capell and Other Physicians of Sarahsville - Medical History of Sharon, Summerfield and Batesville - The Physicians of Caldwell, Early and Late - The Profession in Other Towns and Villages.
CHAPTER XIV. - THE COUNTY PRESS - pg. 205 - FINISHED 6/28/2015
   - Growth and Influence of Modern Journalism - History of the Whig and Republican Papers in Noble County - "The Investigator" published at Olive in 1851 - Description of an Early Copy - Advertisers and Items - "The Noble County Patriot" at Sarahsville - "The Chrisitan Harbinger" - "The Republican" and the "Consolidated Republican" - " The Noble County Republican" at Caldwell - Successive Owners - The "Caldwell Journal" - Democratic Papers of the County - The Democratic Courier at Sarahsville in 1851 - Removal to Caldwell - "The Spectator" - "The Citizen's Press" - "The Caldwell Press" - "The Noble County Democrat" - Brief Notices of Former Editors
CHAPTER XV. - NOBLE COUNTY IN THE WAR - pg. 215
  . - Introductory - Old Time Musters - The "Cornstalk" Militia - The First Response from Noble County - Company I, of the Twenty-fifth Regiment, Raised at Summerfield - The Twenty-sixth Regiment - Thirteenth Regiment - Thirty-sixth Regiment - Twentieth Regiment (Reorganized) - Forth-second Regiment - Garfield's Old Command - Sixty-second Regiment - Sixty-third Regiment - Seventy-eighth Regiment - Ninety-second Regiment - One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment - One Hundred and Sixty-first Regiment - One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Regiment - Miscellaneous List - The Hoskinsville Rebellion - Both Sides of the Matter - Biographies of Military Men from Noble County - Soldier's Reunions.
CHAPTER XVI. - CALDWELL.- pg. 294 - FINISHED
   - The Origin of the Town - The Selection of its Site as the County Seat in 1854 - Donation by Samuel Caldwell - Survey of the Town Plat - Additions - Sale of Lots in 1857 - The Erection of the Court House - First Buildings Erected - The First Stores - First Settlers - Mercantile and Industrial Interests - List of Inhabitants in 1862 - The Village in Its Early Years - Improvements - Business - The Noble County Bank - Caldwell Building and Loan Association - The Caldwell Woolen Factory - Flouring Mill - The Public School Building - Business Men of Today - Incorporation, and Village Officers - Churches and Societies - Caldwell Fair Association - Personal Sketches. - pg. 294
CHAPTER XVII. - OLIVE. - pg. 314 - FINISHED
  Its Organization as a Township of Morgan County, 1819 - Reorganization in 1851 - Names of Taxpayers in 1826 - New England Settlers - The Pioneers - Their Names, Nativities, and Characteristics - Robert Caldwell and Others - Samuel Alien, the Pioneer Miller of the Valley - Judge Clark - Captain Blake - Squire Free - Early and Prominent Families - Early Industries - Distilleries - Old time Farming Implements - Reminiscences of an Early Settler - An Early School - Olive, the Oldest Village - Its Origin, Growth and Decline - Other Villages - "Socum," Moundsville, South Olive and Dudley - Churches
CHAPTER XVIII. - CENTER. - pg. 334 - Updated 06-28-2015
   - Organization of the Township, 1851 - First Election - Pioneer Settlers - First Entry of Land - Bates' Mill - Horse Mills - Further Account of the Early Settlers - Union Township Organized in 1822 - Taxpayers in 1833 - Old Time Hunters - Oxen as Whisky drinkers - Corn Huskings and Family Sketches - The Township War Record - The Tobacco Industry - Sarahsville, the Old County Seat - Founded in 1829 - Origin of the Name - The Growth of the Town - Mercantile and Industrial - Schools - Churches - Lodges.
CHAPTER XIX. - SHARON. - pg. 359 - FINISHED
   - Organization of the Township - Samuel Sailor, the Hunter, an Early Pioneer - the Archibald Family make a Settlement in 1815 - Anecdotes of Sailor - How He Defended His Neighbor's House - How He arrived Late at a Raising - Hunting - The Wileys, Longs and Others - Attempt to Locate the County Seat of Morgan near Sharon - Reminiscences of Early Days - The Horse Hills - The post-Boy - County Officers.
CHAPTER XX. - MARION. - pg. 381 - IN PROCESS
   - Taxpayers in 1833 - Marion Township Erected in 1851 - Early Settlers - The Pioneers from the Delaware - Old Settlers Still Living - The Irish Settlement - Names of the Pioneer Irish and Scotch Settlers - Prominent Early Families - Moses Horton, the Founder of Summerfield - Early Schools - Lexington, an Extinct Village - Ginseng Digging - Deer Hunting - A Novel Marriage Ceremony - Personal Mention - The "Dutch Indians" - An Amusing Trial - The Village of Freedom - Summerfield - Its Early Settlers - Industries - Merchants - Churches
CHAPTER XXI - BROOKFIELD - pg. 419
   - Original Extent - New England Influence - A Permanent Population - The "Federal Trail" - First Settlement Made in 1805 by the Dye Family - Judge William Rannells and Other Pioneers - Settlement Progresses Slowly - Experiences of an Early Family - A Peculiar Industry - The Manufacture of Castor Oil - Land Schools - A Novel Saw Mill - the Settlers on Bates' Branch - The First Postoffice - Family Sketches - Brookfield Church
CHAPTER XXII - STOCK. - pg. 439
   - Its Boundaries - Early Settlements on the East Fork - The Enochs, Crows, Grandons, Morrises and Archers - The Crow Family and the Indians - Other Early Pioneers - The Last Indian Camp on Sailor's Run in 1812 - Religion of the Pioneers - Large Families - Early Mills - First Brick Houses - Hunting Adventure - The Yankee Settlers - First Orchards in the Township - Hardships of the Year 1816 - Taxpayers of 1833 - Asa Barton - Early Schools - German Settlers - Villages - Carlisle - East Union - Churches
CHAPTER XXIII. - SENECA. -  pg. 465
   - Seneca as a Township of Guernsey County - Richland Township - Real Estate Owners in 1830 - Pioneer Settlers - Timothy Bates - His Mill and Distillery - How the Distillery Served as a Meeting House - An Early School - How a Wheat Field Was Harvested by Moonlight - Wolf Scalps - School Section - First Store - Sketches of the Pioneers - Hunting and Going to Mill - Adventures of Abraham Rich - Family Sketches - Mount Ephraim - "Moss Tavern" - Churches of the Township.
CHAPTER XXIV. - NOBLE - pg. 483
   - Early Elections and Electors - Poll Book List for 1820 - Taxes in 1822 - An Early Indian Trail - Formerly a Part of Buffalo Township - The Memorable Election of 1816 - The Family of John Noble, Senior - Mention of Early and Prominent Families - Joseph Lippitt - An Irishman's Trick - A Bear Story - Early Schools - Personal Sketches
CHAPTER XXV - WAYNE - pg. 507
   - Election - Its Boundaries Described - Taxpayers of 1830 - Joseph Reeves - John Vorhies - The First Permanent Resident of the Township - The Wards - Bryans - Bursons - Yohos - Carpenters - Laws - Richeys - Lowreys - Mendenhalls and other Early Settlers - Thompson's Mill - Early Religious Meetings.
CHAPTER XXVI. - ELK - pg. 513
   - Elk Township in 1822 - Taxes in Early Years - Original Extent of Territory - Alteration of Boundaries in 1851 - Property Holders in 1833 - Pioneer Settlers - The Davis Family - Frederick Miller - His Eccentricities - The Pryors - The Enochs - Matthew Gray - The Crums - Other Early Settlers - First German Settlers, 1836 - Thrift and Enterprise - Crumtown - Harriettsville - The Village Founded by Moses T. Spence in 1839 - Its Progress and Present Status - Societies - Churches.
CHAPTER XXVII - JEFFERSON. - pg. 531
   - Erection of the Township - Originally Included in Enoch and Aurelius Townships - Pioneer Settlers - David Ales' Tavern - The Cholera Epidemic - Reminiscences of an Old Settler - Family Sketches - Dexter City - Its Origin and Growth - A Neat and Enterprising Town - Business Men, Societies, Churches, etc., Middleburg - Account of its Early Industries - Site of the Village in 1834 - Middleburg Schools.
CHAPTER XXVIII -  JACKSON - pg. 544
   - Olive Green Township - Organized in 1819 - Change of Name - First Justices of the Peace - Taxpayers in 1826 - Aaron Hughes the First Settler - Hunting Adventures, and other Details of Pioneer Life - Reasoner's Run - Slow Progress of Settlement - An English Colony Arrives in 1817 and Doubles the Population - Their Adventures - Seventeen Inmates of One Cabin - The Earliest Families - Early Schools - Politics in Early Years - Bell making by the Keiths - Wilbur Sprague's Narrow Escape - Shot by an Indian - Stores and Business Interests - Churches.
CHAPTER XXIX - ENOCH - pg. 561 - FINISHED
   - Organized as a Township of Monroe County in 1822 - Property Holders in 1833 - Reorganization of the Township in 1851 - Change of Boundary - Derivation of the Name - The Pioneer Settlers - Hunters and Hunting - Anecdotes - The German Settlement - The Pioneer Germans - How They Managed to Pay for Lands - Later German Settlers - Newburg - Its Rise and Decline - Fulda - Mercantile - Schools - Churches - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
CHAPTER XXX. - BEAVER - pg. 576
   - Pioneer Settlers - Largely from Maryland - Their Condition and Characteristics - Adventures with Bears and Panthers - How "Whisky Run" got its Name - "Frolics" - John House's Mill - Mention of Early Settlers - Anecdotes - Organization of Beaver Township, 1816 - Tax List is 1830 - The Boundaries of the Township as Established in 1851 - Change of Boundary - Early Merchants - Family Sketches - Early Schools - Batesville - Its Origin and Growth - A Neat and Thrifty Town - Churches, Schools, Lodges, etc.
CHAPTER XXXI. - BUFFALO - pg. 592 - FINISHED
  Erection - Early Settlers - Owners of Real Estate in 1830 - Abram Rich - The Mileys - Jacob Gregg - John Drake - Other Early Settlers - Religious
 


BIOGRAPHIES


ILLUSTRATIONS

Archer, Stephen M. - 448
Archer, Mrs. Stephen M. - 449
Brown, Le Roy D. - 352
Ball, James - 358
Belford, Jabez - 170
Barnes, N. B. - 464
Brownrigg, John - 380
Brown, John, Capt. - 248
Caldwell, Samuel - 312
Caldwell, view of - 296
Carr, James - 292
Caldwell, Joseph, Sr. - 320
Clinedinst, Henry H., Lieut. - 292
Danford, Morris - 390
Davidson, C. C. - 356
Enochs, W. H., Gen. - 280
Frazier, W. H., Hon. - 176
Finley, L. W., Hon. - 418
Gray, John - 424
Geddes, George E. - 496
Hill, John B. - 566
Klauber, D. J., Rev. - 574
Kraps, John W., Dr. - 202
Lemmax, John - 412
Large, Henry - 416
Moseley, W. L., Capt. - 288
McKee, Ezra, Hon. - 500
McKee, Robert - 501
McGovern, Thomas - 440
McClure, George A. - 506
Nickerson, Sparrow, Rev. - 488
Noble, John - 484
Okey, William C., Judge - 178
Penn, B. F. - 456
Penn, Martha, Miss - 457
Philpot, S. B. - 384
Robinson, John W. - 354
Rich, Jacob - 480
Spriggs, David S. - 180
Spriggs, William S., Dr. - 190
Shaklee, Francis M., Col. - 286
Smithberger, William - 528
Sargeant, C. S., Gen. - 284
Sullivan, E. P. - 543
Trimmer, Stevenson - 438
Taylor, George W. - 344
Wernecke, I. C. - 520
Way, Edward T. - 558
Wiley, Arch - 216
Young, William J., Hon. - 348
   

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