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Welcome to
STARK COUNTY, OHIO
History & Genealogy


 

Source:
  History of Stark County:
 with an outline sketch of Ohio

Chicago: Baskin & Battey,
1881

CONTENTS

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PART I.
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

  Page
CHAPTER I. - Introductory
 - Topography
 - Geology
 - Primitive Races
 - Antiquities
 - Indian Tribes
11
CHAPTER II. - Explorations in the West 19
CHAPTER III. - English Explorations
 - Traders
 - French and Indian War in the West
 - English Possession
37
CHAPTER IV. - Pontiac's Conspiracy
 - Its Failure
 - Bouquet's Expedition
 - Occupation by the English
48
CHAPTER V. - American Exploration
 - Dunmore's War
 - Campaign of George Rogers Clarke
 - Land Troubles
 - Spain in the Revolution
 - Murder of the Moravian Indians
52
CHAPTER VI. - American Occupation
 - American Occupation
 - Indian Claims
 - Early Land Companies
 - Compact of 1787
 - Organization of the Territory
 - Early American Settlements in the Ohio Valley
 - First Territorial Officers
 - Organization of Counties
69
CHAPTER VII. - Indian War of 1795
 - Harmar's Campaign
 - St. Clair's Campaign
 - Wayne's Campaign
 - Close of the War
73
CHAPTER VIII. - Jay's Treaty
 - The Question of State Rights and National Supremacy
 - Extrusion of Ohio Settlements
 - Land Claims
 - Spanish Boundary Question
79
CHAPTER IX. - First Territorial Representatives in Congress
 - Division of the Territory
 - Formation of States
 - Marietta Settlement
 - Other Settlements
 - Settlements in the Western Reserve
 - Settlement of the Central Valleys
 - Further Settlements in the Reserve and Elsewhere
85
CHAPTER X. - Formation of the State Government
 - Ohio a State
 - The State Capitals
 - Legislation
 - The "Sweeping" Resolutions
121
CHAPTER XI. - The War of 1812
 - Growth of the State
 - Canal, Railroads and other Improvements
 - Development of State Resources
127
CHAPTER XII. - Mexican War
 - Continued Growth of the State
 - War of the Rebellion
 - Ohio's Part in the Conflict
132
CHAPTER XIII. - Ohio in the Centennial
 - Address of Edward D. Mansfield, LL D., Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1876
138
CHAPTER XIV - Education
 - Early School Laws
 - Notes
 - Institutions and Educational Journals
 - School System
 - School Funds
 - Colleges and Universities
148
CHAPTER XV - Agriculture
 - Area of the State
 - Early Agriculture in the West
 - Markets
 - Live Stock
 - Nurseries, Fruits, etc.
 - Cereals, Root and Cucurbitaceous Crops
 - Agricultural Implements
 - Agricultural Societies
 - Pomological and Horticultural Societies
151
CHAPTER XVI. - Climatology
 - Outline
 - Variation in Ohio
 - Estimate in Degrees
 - Amount of Variability
163


PART II.
HISTORY OF STARK COUNTY

CHAPTER I. - Physical Features
 - Geological Survey
 - Rock Section
 - Stark County Coal Deposits
 - Blackband Iron Ore
 - Surface Products
 - Agriculture
 - Farming and Stock Raising
 - Societies, etc.
165
CHAPTER II. - The Early Inhabitants
 - Prehistoric Occupation and Remains in Stark County
 - Classification of Earth-works
 - Sketches of Indian Tribes
 - Stark County Indians
 - Interesting Incidents
183
CHAPTER III. - Organization of the County
 - Heckwelder's Mission
 - White Settlements
 - Early Public Buildings
 - Court Houses and Jails
 - Civil Divisions of the County
 - Post offices
 - The County Infirmary, etc.
199
CHAPTER IV. - Early Church History
 - Pioneer MInisters
 - Schools and Schoolhouses
 - Statistics
 - Railroads and Canals
 - Their Construction
 - Railroad System of the County
 - Projected Railroads
216
CHAPTER V. - War History
 - The Revolution
 - Capt. Stidger's Company of 1812
 - Stark in the Mexican War
 - Opening of the Rebellion
 - Sketches of Different Regiments
 - Drafts
 - Aid Societies, etc.
229
CHAPTER VI. - The Court and Bar
 - Common Pleas
 - Associate and President Judges
 - Lawyers Past and Present
256
CHAPTER VII. - The Medical Fraternity
 - Early Doctors
 - Different Systems
 - Medical Societies
270
CHAPTER VIII. - CANTON TOWNSHIP
 -
Its General and Physical Features
 - Meyer's Lake
 - Settlement by the Whites
 - Original Plat of Canton
 - Slusser's Mill
 - Indians
 - Schools
 - A Retrospection
 -
287
CHAPTER XI. - The City of CANTON
 - Its First Sale of Lots
 - Original Boundaries
 - The Land Office
 - Early Industries
 - Farmer's Bank
 - Temperance Reform
 - Theatricals and Other Pastimes
 - First Post Office
300
CHAPTER X. - The City of CANTON
 - Its Growth and Increase of Wealth
 - Slackwater Navigation
 - The Aultman Works
 - Present Proportions of their Business
 - Other Industries
 - Capital and Labor Employed
 - Census Statistics
320
CHAPTER XI. - The City of CANTON
 - Educational Agencies
 - The Press
 - City Newspapers
 - Schools of Canton
 - Their Past and Present
 - Religious Influences
 - Sketches of the Churches
 - Benevolent Societies
346
CHAPTER XII. - PERRY TOWNSHIP
 - Name and Organization
 - Settlements
 - An Incident
 - First Religious Meetings
 - Village of Kendal
 - Pioneer Industries
 - Ohio Canal
 - Education
 - Charity School
 - Village, etc.
372
CHAPTER XIII. - The City of MASSILLON
 - Its Birth and Growth
 - A Destructive Fire
 - The Canal
 - First Post Office
 - Educational
 - The Schools of Massillon
 - Incorporation of the Town
 - Its Municipal Government
389
CHAPTER XIV. - The City of MASSILLON
 
- Manufacturing Interests
 - Russell & Co.'s Works
 - The Massillon Iron Company
 - Other Enterprises and Coal Interests
 - Massillon Railroads
 - The Banking Business, etc.
398
CHAPTER XV. - The City of MASSILLON
 - Its Church History
 - The Early Methodists
 - Other Church Organizations
 - Secret and Benevolent Institutions
 - The Press
 - First Newspaper in Madison
407
CHAPTER XVI. - LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP
 - Its Early History and Physical Features
 - Settlement by the Whites
 - Pioneer Industries
 - Educational Influences
 - Teachers
 - Churches
 - Church History, etc.
421
CHAPTER XVII. - The City of ALLIANCE
 - Growth and Advancement
 - Business Industries
 - Schools and Colleges
 - Churches, Sunday Schools, etc.
 - Benevolent Organizations
 - Other Incidents
434
CHAPTER XVIII - LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP
 - Description and Physical Features
 - Coming of the Pioneers
 - Names of Early Settlers
 - Progress
 - Canal Fulton
 - Its Growth and Development
452
CHAPTER XIX. - NIMISHILLEN TOWNSHIP
 - Boundaries and Topography
 - Organization
 - Early Settlement
 - Pioneer Industries
 - Advancement and Progress
 - Incidents
 - Churches, Schools, etc.
462
CHAPTER XX. - SANDY TOWNSHIP
- Settlement, Boundary and Organization
 - Indian and War Incidents
 - Pioneer Industries
 - County Officers
 - Waynesburgh
 -
Its Incorporation
 - Church History
469
CHAPTER XXI. - OSNABURG TOWNSHIP
 - Topographical Features
 - An Incident
 - Early Settlement
 - Hard Times and Rough Scenes
 - Organization of Township
 - Schools and Churches
 - Villages, etc.
483
CHAPTER XXII. - PLAIN TOWNSHIP
 - Outline of Physical Features
 - Old Records
 - Early Land-holders
 - Pioneer Improvements and Industries
 - Growth of Villages
 - School and Church History
492
CHAPTER XXIII. - PARIS TOWNSHIP
 -
Description and Physical Features
 - Early Settlement by White People
 - Facts and Incidents
 - Early Improvements
 - Organization of Township
 - Schools and Villages
502
CHAPTER XXIV. - TUSCARAWAS TOWNSHIP
 - Township
 - Organization
 - Boundaries, etc.
 - The Roll of Early Settlers
 - First Census
 - Schools and Early Teachers
 - Churches
 - The Poe Family
 - Post Offices, etc.
510
CHAPTER XXV. - SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP
 - Physical Features
 - Land Owners of 1828
 - Settlement and Accompanying Incidents
 - Industrial Growth
 - Villages
 - Educational and Religious Influences, etc.
521
CHAPTER XXVI. - PIKE TOWNSHIP
 - Descriptive and Topographical
 - Boundaries and Organization
 - Settlement by the Whites
 - Pioneer Incidents and Industries
 - Educational and Religious
 - Villages
530
CHAPTER XXVII. - JACKSON TOWNSHIP
 - Description
 - Early Settlement
 - Personal Facts and Incidents
 - Development of Local Industries
 - Villages
 - Progress of Education and Religion
539
CHAPTER XXVIII. - BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
 - Soil and Drainage
 - Pioneer Families
 - Industries and Improvements
 - Calcutta
 - Navarre as a Wheat Market
 - Schools and Churches
549
CHAPTER XXIX - LAKE TOWNSHIP
 - Surface Features and Climatic Condition
 - First Settlers
 - Organization
 - Industrial and Social
 - Manufactories
 - Villages, Churches and Schools
559
CHAPTER XXX. - MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
 - Coming of the Pioneer
 - List of Old Settlers
 - Mills and Foundries
 - The Quakers and the Underground Railroad
 - Villages
 - Schools, Churches, Agriculture, etc.
569
CHAPTER XXXI. - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
 - Natural Features
 - Early Settlers
 - Lost Children
 - Pioneer Industries and Improvements
 - Educational and Religious
 - Underground Railroad
580

 


PART III.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES


ILLUSTRATIONS.

PORTRAITS.

Bayliss, James 373
Coates, A. W. (Biography on page 720) 437
Folger, Robert H. (Biography on page 667) 389
Goodin, W. B. (Biography on page 1012) 485
Hartshorn, O. N. (Biography on page 754) 445
Harter, Isaac (Biography on page 611) 343
Hane, Jacob (Biography on page 613 357
Holtz, George (Biography on page 882) 533
Koontz, Jeremiah (Biography on page 827) 517
Loutenheiser, Peter (Biography on page 886) 213
McCall, Thomas  (Biography on page 837) 469
McDowell, James (Biography on page 887) 504
Mathias, H.  (Biography on page 911) 463
Pontius, John (Biography on page 890) 493
Pontius, A. (Biography on page 890) 181
Robertson, W. A. (Biography on page 831) 477
Royer, H. C. (Biography on page 692) 405
Russell, C. M. (Biography on page 686) 413
Sherrick, Jacob (Biography on page 652) 293
Schmachtenberger, Jacob (Biography on page 875) 505
Stump, Levi (Biography on page 710) 381
Slusser, John (Biography on page 632) 325
Schwartz, Jacob (Biography on page 945) 565
Trump, P. P. (Biography on page 637) 309
Teeters, Elisha (Biography on page 764) 421
Wyant, George (Biography on page 1012) 509
Young, Cyrus (Biography on page 793) 453


VIEWS

Fairmount Children's Home 590
Mount Union College 441
Stark County Court House 165
   


ADDENDA
pg. 1012

BIOGRAPHIES RECEIVED TOO LATE FOR INSERTION IN THEIR PROPER PLACES
GEORGE W. WYANT - Paris Twp.
WILLIAM BERRY GOODIN - Osnaburg Twp.
 
 

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     In giving a list of the lawyers of Stark County in the chapter in the legal profession we neglected to mention the names of Henry S. Belden, of Canton, and Walter S. Putman of Wilmot.

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