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OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

A Part of Genealogy Express

 

Welcome to
Summit County, Ohio

History & Genealogy

 


Source:
 History of Summit County,
with an outline sketch of Ohio
Edited by William Henry Perrin.
Illustrated.
Chicago: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers,
186 Dearborn Street
1881


CONTENTS

PART I.

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO

  PAGE
CHAPTER I. - 11
Introductory
 - Topography
 - Geology
 - Primitive Races
 - Antiquities
 - Indian Tribes
 
CHAPTER II. - 19
Explorations in the West  
CHAPTER III. - 37
English Explorations
 - Traders
 - French and Indian War in the West
 - English Possession
 
CHAPTER IV. - 48
Pontiac's Conspiracy
 - Its Failure
 - Bouquet's Expedition
 - Occupation by the English
 
CHAPTER V. - 52
American Exploration
 
- Dunmore's War
 - Campaign of George Rogers Clarke
 -
Land Troubles
 - Spain in the Revolution
 - Murder of the Moravian Indians
 
CHAPTER VI. - 60
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
 
CHAPTER VII. - 73
Indian War of 1795
 - Harmar's Campaign
 - St Clair's Campaign
 - Wayne's Campaign
 - Close of the War
 
CHAPTER VIII. - 79
Jay-s Treaty
 - The Question of State Rights and National Supremacy
 - Extension of Ohio Settlements
 - Land Claims
 - Spanish Boundary Question
 
CHAPTER IX - 85
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
 
CHAPTER X. - 121
Formation of the State Government
 
- Ohio a State
 - The State Capitals
 - Legislation
 - The "Sweeping" Resolutions
 
CHAPTER XI. - 127
The War of 1812
 - Growth of the States
 - Canal, Railroads and other Improvements
 - Development of State Resources
 
CHAPTER XII. - 132
 Mexican War
 - Continued Growth of the State
 - War of the Rebellion
 - Ohio's Part in the Conflict
 
CHAPTER XIII. - 138
Ohio in the Centennial
 - Address of Edward D. Mansfield, L.L.D., Philadeophia, Aug. 9, 1876
 
CHAPTER XIV. - 148
Education
 -
Early School Laws
 - Notes
 - Institutions and Educational Journals
 - School System
 - School Funds
 - Colleges and Universities.
 
CHAPTER XV. - 151
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
 
CHAPTER XVI. - 163
Climatology
 - Outline
 - Variation in Ohio
 - Estimate in Degrees
 - Amount of Variaability
 
CHAPTER XVII. - 165
Public Lands
 -
Early Contest on Right of Soil and Jurisdiction
 - The Western Reserve
 - Origin and Organization
 - Social and Material Growth
 

PART II.

HISTORY OF SUMMIT COUNTY

  PAGE
CHAPTER I. - 181
 - Introductory
 - Physical Features
 - Geological Structure
 - The Different Shales
 - Coal Measures
 - Agriculture and Agricultural  Societies
 - Statistics, etc.
 
CHAPTER II. - 207
 - Prehistoric Races
 - Traces and Relics of the Mound Builders
 - The Indian Tribes
 - Their Occupation of Summit County
 - Sketches of Them
 - The Border Wars.
 
CHAPTER III. - 226
 - Settlement and Organization of the County
 - Its Civil Divisions
 - The Early Judiciary
 - County Buildings
 - Their Cost and Character
 - Officials, etc.
 
CHAPTER IV. - 249
 - War Record
 - Our Struggle for Independence
 - 1812
 - The Mexican War
 - Our Late Civil War
 - Sketches of Regiments
 - Aid Societies
 - Monuments, etc.
 
CHAPTER V. - 271
 - Religions
 - The Gospel on the Frontier
 - A Tax for its Support
 - Educational
 - School Statistics
 - The County Press
 - Railroads, Canals, etc.
 
CHAPTER VI. - 301
 - The Professions
 - Early Lawyers
 - Summit County Bar
 - The Lawyers of the Present
 - Medical
 - Pioneer Doctors
 - Early Practice
 - The Modern Physicians
 
CHAPTER VII. - 321
 - Portage Township
 - Descriptive and Topographical
 - Coming of the Pioneers
 - Their Primitive Life
 - Development of Resources
 - Schools, Churches, etc.
 
CHAPTER VIII. - 330
 - City of Akron
 - Original Plat
 - Its Growth as a Village
 - An Incorporated City
 - Municipal Government
 - Statistics
 - Secret and Other Societies
 
CHAPTER IX. - 344
 - Its Manufacturing Interests
 - Their Growth and Development
 - The Buckeye Reaper
 - Potteries
 - Mills
 - Other Establishments
 
CHAPTER X. - 366
 - City of Akron
 - Religious History
 - Early Christianity and Pioneer Preachers
 - Advancement of Gospel
 - Churches of the Present Day
 - Sagbath Schools, etc.
 
CHAPTER XI. - 381
 - City of Akron
 - Formation of the Public Schools
 - Akron School Law
 - Present Educational Facilities
 - Sketch of Buchtel College
 
CHAPTER XII. - 399
 - Its Settlement
 - Early Glory and Importance
 - Water Power
 - Growth of Manufacturing Industries
 - Present Business
 
CHAPTER XIII. 409
 - Hudson Township
   - Its Early History
   - Topography
   - The Settlement by the Whites
   - Pioneer Incidents
   - Growth and Development of Industries
 
 

PART II - CONTINUED -

HISTORY OF SUMMIT COUNTY

  PAGE
CHAPTER XIV. - 426
 - Hudson Township - Early Society
   - Organization
   - The Village of Hudson Laid Out
   - Its Business and Growth
   - Religious and Educational
 
CHAPTER XV. - 446
 - Hudson Village
 -
Educational Institutions
   - Location of College
   - Questions of Difference
   - Officers and Faculty
   - Library, Preparatory School, etc.
 
CHAPTER XVI. - 466
 - Cuyahoga Falls
   - Settlement by Whites
   - Early History
  
- Grottoes, Caverns and Ravines
   - Organization as a Township
   - Its Officers, etc. etc.
 
CHAPTER XVII. - 478
 - Cuyahoga Falls
   -
Growth and Prosperity
   - Manufacturing Interests
   - Incorporation
   - Schools and Teachers
   - Religious
   - Sketches of the Churches
  
 
CHAPTER XVIII. - 497
 - Norhampton Township
 
  - Descriptive
   - Early History and Settlement
   - Development of Resources
   - Early Schools
   - Statistics
   - Religious
   - Different Churches
 
CHAPTER XIX. - 511
 - Stow Township
   -
Description and Topography
   - The Whites
   - Improvement and Development
   - Villages
   - Religious
   - Educational
 
CHAPTER XX. - 521
 - Coventry Township
   - Topography
   - Boundaries
   - Lakes
   - The Palefaces
   - Their Life in the Wilderness
   - Industries
   - Schools and Churches
 
CHAPTER XXI. - 532
 - Boston Township
   - Its Ownership
   - General Description
   - Occupancy of the Whites
   - Unlawful Operations
   - Towns
   - Educational, etc.
 
CHAPTER XXII. - 545
 - Springfield Township
   -
General Description
   - Wealth and Resources
   - Coal Mines
   - The Palefaces
   - Pioneer Industries
   - Schools and Teachers
   - Religious
 
CHAPTER XXIII. - 552
 - Tallmadge Township
   -
Physical Features
   - Early History
   - The Whites
   - Pioneer Vicissitudes
   - Growth and Prosperity
   - Schools, Churches, etc.
 
CHAPTER XXIV. - 567
 - Northfield Township
   -
Its Physical Geography
   - Settlement by the Whites
   - Growth and Improvement
   - Statistical
   - Religious
   - Villages
 
CHAPTER XXV. - 578
 - Norton Township
   -
Descriptive and 'Topographical
   - White Settlement
   - Pioneer Industries
   - Advancement in Civilization
   - Schools and Teachers
   - Churches
   - The Villages, etc.
 
CHAPTER XXVI. - 593
 - Green Township
  
- Physical Features
   - Original Boundaries
   - Pioneer Occupancy
   - The Germans
   - Growth and Development
   - Villages
   - Churches and Schools
 
CHAPTER XXVII. - 608
 - Richfield Township
  
- General Description
   - Coming of the Whites
   - Growth and Prosperity
   - Pioneer Industries
   - Schools and Teachers
   - Christianity, etc.
 
CHAPTER XXVIII. - 617
 - Bath Township
   -
Boundaries and Topography
   - White Settlement
   - Wealth and Prosperity
   - Pioneer Achievements
   - Churches and Preachers
   - Schools, etc.
 
CHAPTER XXX. - 639
 - Copley Township
  
- Descriptive and Topographical
   - The White Settlement
   - Early Industries
   - Their Growth and Development
   - Educational and Religious
 
CHAPTER XXXI. - 649
 - Twinsburg Township
   - Description and Early Features
   - The Coming of the Whites
   - Pioneer Improvements
   - Anecdotes
   - Educational and Religious
 

PART III.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

  PAGE
Akron, City of 661
Bath Township 1044
Boston Township 891
Copley Township 1026
Coventry Township 876
Cuyahoga Falls Township 841
Franklin Township 1026
Green Township 980
Hudson Township 823
Northampton Township 853
Northfield Township 933
Norton Township 963
Portage Township 806
Richfield Township 997
Springfield Township 908
Stow Township 863
Tallmadge Township 920
Twinsburg Township 1039

ILLUSTRATIONS

PORTRAITS

  PAGE
Alling, Ethen (Biography on page 1039 648
Buchtel, John 440
Bosworth, Delos (Biography on page 1029) 616
Burgess, Joseph (Biography on page 965) 632
Brewster, Alexander (Biography on page 682 504
Brown, C. W. (Biography on page 697) 488
Crotzer, William F. (Biography on page 910) 568
Cotter, A. L. (Biography on page 687) 520
Conger, A. L. (Biography on page 695) 424
Crouse, G. W. (Biography on page 694 472
Emmitt, William (Biography on page 699 544
Hill, John (Biography on page 969) 581
Hine, David (Biography on page 924) 600
Lane, S. A. (Biography on page 728 228
Miller, George (Biography on page 815) 320
Miler, Lewis (Biography on age 739) 536
Quigley, Martin (Biography on page 760) 408
Summer, I.  (Biography on page 767) 260
Sumner, J. A. (Biography on page 767) 456
Sumner, Charles (Biography on page 769) 292
Stone, N. B. (Biography on page 766) 376
Schumacher, Ferd. (Biography on page 771) 344
Taplin, J. B. (Biography on page 784) 392
Voris, A. C. (Biography on page 786) 360
Wright, Amos (Biography on page 932) 552

VIEWS
 

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Summit County Court House 180

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