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TRUMBULL COUNTY,  OHIO
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Source:
 History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties, Ohio
Published:  Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bros.
VOLUME I
1882

CHAPTER XXII.
LORDSTOWN TOWNSHIP
Pg. 536

 

 

EARLY SETTLEMENTS

     HENRY THORN came from Virginia in 1822, and built the first log cabin in Lordstown, about two and one-half miles east of the center; soon after his brother William came and settled near him.  He soon after moved south of the center where he died.

     JOHN TAIT and his brother Robert settled together on lot number fourteen, north of the center, in 1824.  They began blacksmithing, and were the first to engage in blacksmithing in the township.  Robert Tait purchased a farm northeast of his brother where he now resides, and is the oldest pioneer now living in the township.  In 1826 Thomas Pew settled near the Woodward residence, immediately south of the center.  In this same year William Moore settled on what was then known as the "old Indian trail, which lead from the salt springs in Weathersfield to Sandusky, and his log-cabin stood about forty rods north of the present Ohltown road, on lot number seventy-three.

     In 1826 Lyman Lovell, Peleg Lewis, John Lewis, Samuel Bassett, Peter Snyder, Leonard Miller, Thomas Longmore, and John Owens lived north of the center, and Andrew Grove and James Preston lived south.
     From this time the township began to improve and increase in population; small tracts of land were sold to suit the small means of the purchasers, thus affording homes for a greater number of families; but as some grew richer they began purchasing more land, and the farms grew larger, but the number of families less.  The census reports show that in 1860 this township had a population of nine hundred and ninety; in 1870, eight hundred and fifty; and in 1880, eight hundred and four.

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