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SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO

History & Genealogy


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Source:
History of Shelby County, Ohio
and
Representative Citizens
by
A. B. C. HITCHCOCK
Sidney, Ohio
Publ. by Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
F. J. Richmond, Pres.; C. R. Arnold, Sec'y and Treas.
Chicago, ILL.
1913
947 pgs.

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CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTORY......................................................................................... Page 19
  Geographical Location of Shelby County - Its Origin and Area - Loramie Trading Post and Its Founder - The French and Indians - Naming of the County - The Pioneers and Their Hardships - The Mound Builders - The Largest Glacier.

CHAPTER II

DISCOVERY OF AMERICA ........................................................................ Page 24
  An Account of the Early Explorers and the First Settlements Made in America.

CHAPTER III

INDIAN OCCUPANCY................................................................................. Page 31
  Character of the Indians, with an Account of the Principal Indian Tribes East of the Mississippi River Subsequent to the Discovery of America by the Whites - Their Wars and Treaties.

CHAPTER IV

THE OLD NORTHWEST............................................................................... Page 52 - FINISHED
  The Northwest Territory as Defined in the Ordinance of 1787 - State of Ohio Formed - Character of Its Citizenship - Indian Inhabitants - Prohibition of Slavery - Provision for Education - Settlement of Marietta - Appointment of Governor St. Clair - Law and Order Established - George Rogers Clark and His Work - Conflicting State Claims - Their Settlement - Treatment of the Indians - Story of Black Hawk - The Last of the Indians - The Greenville Treaty.

CHAPTER V

GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY................................................................. Page 60
  Situation and Boundaries of Shelby County - Its Elevation - Topography - Drainage and Soil - Rainfall - The Loramie Reservoir - The Drift - Bowlders - Remains of Human Art - Extinct Animals - Bedded Stone - The Niagara Formation - Physical Features

CHAPTER VI

ORGANIZATION OF SHELBY COUNTY .................................................. Page 77 - PARTIALLY DONE
  Date of Organization - Naming of the County - Selection of County Seat - Organization of Townships - Extracts from Commissioner's Journal - Court Minutes - Early Marriages - Pioneer Conditions - Land Entries - Population - Political Parties - County Officials.

CHAPTER VII

SIDNEY, THE COUNTY SEAT.................................................................... Page 171
  Name of Sidney - Early Settlers - Sidney Made County Seat - First Houses and Roads - Jail and Court House - Benefit of the Canal - Sidney's Growth - Mayors - Police and Fire Departments - Commercial Club - Cemeteries - Wagner Conservatories, etc.

CHAPTER VIII

MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE...................................................... Page 188
  Sketches of Principal Manufacturing Industries of Sidney

CHAPTER IX

TRANSPORTATION.................................................................................... Page 205
  Construction of Roads and Highways - Taverns - The Canal - Railroads and Electric Lines - The Mails.

CHAPTER X

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS............................................................................. Page 214
  The Infirmary - The Shelby County Children's Home - Sidney Public Library.

CHAPTER XI

BANKS AND BANKING............................................................................ Page 221
  Origin of Banking - Uses of Modern Banks - Bank and Bankers of Shelby County.

CHAPTER XII

THE PRESS................................................................................................... Page 228
  The Newspapers of Shelby County - Sketches of the Daily News, Democrat, Journal, Republican, etc. - The Editors and the Proprietors.

CHAPTER XIII

AGRICULTURE............................................................................................. Page 234
  History of the Shelby County Agricultural Society

CHAPTER XIV

RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT...................................................................... Page 243
  Pioneer Preachers - History of the Principal Religious Denominations of Shelby County - Churches and Pastors.

CHAPTER XV

THE MEDICAL PROFESSION..................................................................... Page 256
  The Pioneer Doctor - Prevailing Diseases in Early Days - Crude Methods of Cure - Great Medical Discoveries - Some of the Early and Later Physicians of Shelby County - The Shelby County Medical Society - Present Physicians and Surgeons.

CHAPTER XVI

EDUCATION.................................................................................................. Page 262
  Lack of Educational Facilities in Early Days - The Old Log Schoolhouse - Introduction of Graded Schools - The Schools of Sidney and Shelby County - Superintendents and Teachers - The New High School.

CHAPTER XVII

MILITARY RECORD................................................................................... Page 269 - FINISHED
  Shelby County in the Civil War - Regimental Histories - Neal Post, G. A. R. - Company L in the Spanish-American War.

CHAPTER XVIII

THE BENCH AND BAR................................................................................. Page 322 - PARTIALLY DONE 12/26/2016
  Organization of the Courts - Interesting Cases - Old Time Judges and Lawyers - The Shelby County Bar of Today

CHAPTER XIX

THE TOWNSHIPS (I).................................................................................. Page 332 - FINISHED
  Historical Sketches of Clinton, Cynthian and Dinsmore Townships - Organization - Early Settlemt - Villages - Schools - Churches, etc.

CHAPTER XX

THE TOWNSHIPS (II)................................................................................. Page 349 - FINISHED
  Franklin, Green and Jackson Townships.

CHAPTER XXI

THE TOWNSHIPS (III)................................................................................ Page 361 - FINISHED
  Loramie, McLean, Orange and Perry Townships

CHAPTER XXII

THE TOWNSHIPS (IV)................................................................................ Page 381 - FINISHED
  Salem, Turtle Creek, Van Buren and Washington Townships.

CHAPTER XXIII

MISCELLANEOUS......................................................................................... Page 395
  Singing Schools - The Old Shoemaker - Some Well Known Citizens, John Blakeley, John E. Bush, S. I. Gamble, Morris Honnell, Nathan Moore, Philip Smith, Dr. Hezekiah Stout Ailes, Dr. J. A. Throckmorton, Silas D. Young.

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