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History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884)

CONTENTS
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PART I.
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

Geographical Position 19
Early Explorations 20
Discovery of Ohio 32
English Explorations & Settlements 34
American Settlements 59
Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73

PART II
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

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History of Ohio 93
French History 96
Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 105
The War of 1812 122
Banking 126
The Canal System 128
Ohio Land Tracts 129
Improvements 132
State Boundaries 136
Organization of Counties 137
Description of Counties 137
Early Events 137
Governors of Ohio 160
Ancient Works 174
Some General Characteristics 177
Outline Geology of Ohio 179
Ohio Rank During the War 182
A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Some Discussed Subjects 196
Conclusion 200
Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787
     from the Statutes of Ohio.  Edited by
     Salmon P. Chase, and Published in the
     year 1833
204

PART III.
HISTORY OF TUSCARAWAS COUNTY.

CHAPTER I. - Preliminary Survey 215
CHAPTER II - Topography and Geology 220
CHAPTER III - 239
  The Aborigines - The Mound Builders - Their Forts, Mounds, Implements - Indians - Conquest of Ohio by the Five Nations - The Delawares - Traditional History - Subjugation - Occupation of the Tuscarawas - Chiefs and Villages - Habits and Customs  
CHAPTER IV. 251
  Early Military Expeditions - Roger's Expedition - Bouquet's Expedition - Fort Laurens.  
CHAPTER V. 264
  The Moravian Missions - The Moravian Church - Post's First Effort in Ohio - Missions Established on the Tuscarawas - Carried into Captivity - The Massacre of Gnadenbutten - The Wandering Moravians - Return and Founding of Goshen - Sketches of the Missionaries - First Child Born in Ohio - The Gnadenhutten Monument  
CHAPTER VI. 323
  Lands and Surveys - Congress Lands - Dohrman's Grant - United States Military District - Its Extent - The Location of Quarters by Speculators - Subdivision of Certain Quarters into One Hundred Acre Lots - Conversion of the Unappropriated Residue to Congress Land - Western Reserve School Lands - Moravian Tracts - Survey of the Greenville Treaty Line.  
CHAPTER VII. 328
  The Pioneers - Emigration - Selection of a Home - The Cabin - The Earliest Pioneers - Preparing the Soil - Mills - Wild Game - Ginseng - Hunting - Domestic Animals and their Enemies - Whisky - Clothing - Social Gatherings - Churches - Schools - First Road - Gleanings from the "Chronicle" - The Pioneer Association  
CHAPTER VIII. 353
  Official and Statistical - Organization of Tuscarawas County - Formation of Townships - The First Commissioners' Proceedings - County Buildings - County Officers - State and National Officers - Presidential and Gubernatorial Vote - Population - Valuation and Taxation - Churches.  
CHAPTER IX. 374
  Court, Bench and Bar - Court Rooms - First Cases - The Funston Trial - Associate and President Judges - Common Pleas Judges - First Attorneys - Prominent Lawyers - The Present Bar.  
CHAPTER IX.  
  Court, Bench and Bar - Court Rooms - First Cases - The Funston Trial - Associate and President Judges - Common Pleas Judges - First Attorneys - Prominent Lawyers - The Present Bar.  
CHAPTER X. 386
  Canals and Railroads - Early Legislation - Surveys and Route of the Ohio Canal - Its Construction Through Tuscarawas County - Contractors - Abram Garfield - Effects in Stimulating Agriculture - Management of the Canal - The Sandy & Beaver Canal and its Failure - The Steubenville & Indiana Railroad - The Cleveland & Pittsburg Railroad - The Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling Railroad - The Marietta & Pittsburg Railroad - The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway - The Valley Road - The Connotton Valley Railroad  
CHAPTER XI. 400
  Agriculture and Agricultural Societ - First Domestic Animals - Early Crops - Tobacco Crop Statistics - Organization of the Agricultural Society - First Fair - Growth and Present Condition.  
CHAPTER XII. 406
  Tuscarawas County in the Wars of 1812 and 1846 - State of the County in 1812 - Departure of the Indians - Panic - Number of Soldiers Engaged - Gallant Defense in behalf of Three Indian Prisoners at New Philadelphia - Mexican War - Brief Campaign of Tuscarawas Guards  
CHAPTER XIII. 413
  The War of the Rebellion - Enlistment of the Tuscarawas Guards - Camp Meigs - Drafts - Morgan's Raid - Tuscarawas County in the Field - Quantrill, the Rebel Guerrilla  

PART IV.
TOWNSHIP HISTORIES.

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AUBURN TOWNSHIP - FINISHED 6/16/2017 503
BUCKS TOWNSHIP 509
CLAY TOWNSHIP 515
DOVER TOWNSHIP 527
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP 545
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 550
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP - PARTIALLY FINISHED 494
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP 557
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP 564
MILL TOWNSHIP 577
OXFORD TOWNSHIP 607
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PERRY TOWNSHIP 619
RUSH TOWNSHIP 627
SALEM TOWNSHIP 683
SANDY TOWNSHIP 643
SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP 654
UNION TOWNSHIP 661
WARREN TOWNSHIP 666
WARWICK TOWNSHIP 672
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 678
WAYNE TOWNSHIP 682
YORK TOWNSHIP - PARTIALLY FINISHED 685

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
 

ILLUSTRATIONS:  
Map of Tuscarawas Co.  
Source of the Mississippi 22
LaSalle Landing on the Shore of Green Bay. 24
Buffalo Hunt 26
Trapping 28
Mouth of the Mississippi 31
High Bridge, Lake Bluff, Lake County, Illinois 33
Pontiac, The Ottawa Chieftain 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen. 55
Present Site of Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, in 1833 58
A Pioneer Dwelling 60
Lake Bluff 62
Tecumseh, The Shawanoe Chieftain 68
Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 74
Perry's Monument, Cleveland, Ohio 91
View of Niagara Falls 92
PORTRAITS  
Ackermann, Jacob, Sr. 314
Barkley, Andrew 522
Benner, Thomas R. 371
Beyer, M., Mrs. 571
Black, Philip 471
Bourquin, A. L. 134
Burt, James M. 390
Burt, Mary Ann 391
Clantz, Jacob H. 551
Creter, A. 279
Davis, L. C. 151
Eckman, Hiram 621
Edie, Alexander 362
Evans, Matthew 562
Evans, Michael 631
Evans, William 612
Fertig, Samuel 601
Ford, Philip 582
Ford, Sarah 583
Gram, David 491
Gray, W. B. 226
Hamilton, William 502
Hoopingarner, Peter 351
Houk, Jacob 542
Latto, William 511
Lechner, George 592
Lewis, Edward C., M.D. 298
McCullough, Alexander 380
McCullough, Leslie 334
Ma__rer, Jacob 641
Moore, Thos. 115
Mosher, Henry 243
Rankin, T. B. 531
Roby, R. M. 212
Rummel, David 262
Shipton, Thomas 187
Shohl, Leopold 652
Stocker, Edward 451
Strawrs?, William 442
Unger, Michael 411
Wagner, J. A. 431
Walton?, Josiah 402
Wiand, Henry 422
Winkelpleck, Jesse 482
Wolf, E. G. 462

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