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WARREN COUNTY, OHIO

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Source: 
History of Warren Co., Ohio
containing
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Schools, Churches,
Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early
Settlers and Prominent Men; History of The North-
West Territory; History of Ohio; Map of
Warren County; Constitution of the
United States, Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc. 
- Illustrated -
Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co.,
1882

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I.
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

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


PART II.
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

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

PART III.

HISTORY OF WARREN COUNTY.

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Preface 214 --The Baptist Church 263 --Statistics of Votes 340
CHAPTER I. - ORGANIZATION AND BOUNDARIES 216 --The Methodist Episcopal Church 264 CHAPTER VII - MILITARY HISTORY 342
Hamilton County 215 --The Presbyterian Church 264 --The Militia Muster 342
Illinois and Botetourt Counties 216 --The Great Revival of 1801 267 --Corwin's Reply to Gen. Crary 343
Act of March 24, 1803 216 --Rev. Richard McNemar 268 --The War of 1812 343
Act of January 30, 1815 217 --The Jerks & Other Nervous Disorders 269 --The Wagoner Boy 347
CHAPTER II. - THE INDIAN OWNERS 218 --Scenes of Religious Tumult 271 --Shakers Drafted 347
--Little Turtle Quoted 219 --First Visit of Shaker Missionaries 272 --The Mexican War 348
--Indian Mode of Life 220 --Presbyterians become Shakers 273 --Corwin's Speech 348
--Gen. Harrison on Indian Character 221 CHAPTER VI - GENERAL PROGRESS 274 --The Civil War 349
CHAPTER III.-EXPLORATIONS-SURVEYS-LAND GRANTS 223 --First Official Business 274 CHAPTER VIII - THE DISGINGUISHED DEAD 353
--Christopher Gist 223 --First Court and Grand Jury 274 --Robert Benham 353
--O'Bannon and Fox 223 --First Petit Jury 277 --Francis Dunlevy 357
--Maj. Benjamin Stites 223 --First Financial Exhibit 278 --Jeremiah Morrow 360
--Symmes' Land Speculation 224 --Seat of Justice 279 --Matthias Corwin 367
--Adventures of Early Surveying Parties 227 --First Jail 279 --Joshua Collett 369
--Method of Survey 228 --First Court House 280 --John McLean 370
--Numbering of Sections 229 --Second Jail 280 --Thomas R. Ross 371
--Virginia Military Lands 230 --Third Jail 280 --Thomas Corwin 372
--Symmes' Patent 231 --Second Court House 281 --George J. Smith 379
--Ministerial Sections 231 --Fourt Jail 281 --Joseph Whitehill 382
--School Sections 231 --Infirmary 282 --John Probasco, Jr. 383
--Military Range 232 --Orphan Asylum and Children's Home 282 --J. Milton Williams 387
--Forfeitures 232 --Roads 283 --George Kesling 388
--Congress Lands 233 --Turnpikes 287 --Ephraim Kibby 389
--Pre-empted Lands 233 --Canals - Warren County Canal 287 --John Bigger 390
--Chain of Land Titles 233 --Little Miami Canal and Banking Company 289 --William S. Schenck 391
CHAPTER IV - PIONEER HISTORY 237 --Railways 289 --Michael H. Johnson 391
--Stations for Defense Against the Indians 237 --First Excursion Train on Little Miami Railroad 290 --Thomas B. VanHorne 392
--Premiums for Indian Scalps 239 --Post Offices 292 CHAPTER IX - PHYSIOGRAPHY AND ANTIQUITIES 393
--First Settlements 240 --The Bench and the Bar 294 --Topography 393
--Rapid Growth of the County 241 --Lists of Lawyers in 1830 and 1840 298 --Table of Elevations 397
--States from which the Settlers Came 242 --Lawyers' Fees and Judges' Salaries 299 --Climate 397
--Prices and Commercial Intercourse 243 --Opposition to the Code 299 --Geology 398
--Friendly Indians 243 --List of Judges 300 --Bowiders and Fossils 400
--Early Mills 244 --The Medical Profession 300 --Antiquities 401
--Deerfield Township, Hamilton County 244 --Lists of Physicians in 1830 and 1840 303 --Fort Ancient 401
-- Early Elections 247 --Medical Censors 304 --Fort of Burnt Earth 402
--Members of the Territorial Legislature 247 --Dr. Samuel Thompson's Botanic System 304 --Archaeological Relics 403
--Members of the Constitutional Convention 248 --Lebanon Medical Society 307 --Opening of a Mound 404
--Pioneer Life 249 --The Newspaper Press 309 CHAPTER X - HISTORICAL NOTES AND COLLECTIONS 407
--Clearing of the Land 249 --Education 311 --Routes of Expeditions Against the Indians 407
--Dwellings and Furniture 249 --Teachers' Institutes 312 --Col. John Bowman's Expedition 407
--Wearing Apparel 250 --Religion in the Common Schools 313 --Gen. George R. Clark's First Expedition 408
--Horseback Travel 250 --County School Examiners 313 --Gen. George R. Clark's Second Expedition 410
--Horse Thieves 251 --Religion 314 --Gen. Josiah Harmar's Route 410
--Copper Distilleries 251 --Changes in Worship and Belief 318 --Journey Through Warren County in 1897 411
--Character of the Pioneers 252 --Sunday School 319 --Pilgrims of 1818 413
--The Backwoods Age not & Gold Age 252 --Agriculture 320 --Visit of Gov. De Wit Clinton 414
--Josiah Espy Quoted 253 --Horses 321 --Visit of the Duke of Saxe-Weima_ 418
--The Primitive Forests 253 --Cattle - Sheep 322 --Butler & Warren Pioneer Association 419
--Streams 257 --Swine - Poland-China Breed 323 --Towns Laid out 419
--Wild Animals 258 -Review of Agriculture in 1849 324 --Eaton Township (Extinct) 420
--Premiums for wolf and Squirrel Scalps 258 --County Agricultural Society 328 CHAPTER XI - LIST OF OFFICERS 421
--Snakes and Leeches 259 --County Horticultural Society 328 --Recorders-Sheriffs-Prosecuting Attorneys 421
--Bear Hunt Described 259 --Growth of Population and Wealth 330 --Auditors-Clersk-Treasurers 422
CHAPTER V - EARLY SCHOOLS & CHURCHES 261 --Value of Real Estate 333 --County Commissioenrs 423
--First Teachers and Schoolhouses 261 --Politics 337 --Associate Judges-Probate Judges 424
--Francis Glass 262 --Nominating Candidates 338 --Members of the Legislature 424
--Pioneer Preaching 262 --Campaign of 1840 339 --Members of the Constitutional Convention, etc. 429

PART IV.

TOWNSHIP HISTORIES

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TURTLE CREEK TOWNSHIP 433 --Agreement of Smith, Heighway and Banes 557 MASSIE TOWNSHIP 647
--Organization 433 --Samuel Heigyway's Journey to Waynesville 557 --Location of Land Warrants 647
--Early Settlement 434 --Religious Societies 568 --Organization 648
--Two Indians Killed on Turtle Creek 440 --Schools, Physicians 570 --Early Settlers 650
--Shaker Swamp 441 --Taverns 571 --Churches 651
--Shakers of Union College 442 --Distilleries, Industries 572 --Industries 652
--Mobs against the Shakers 442 --Bridges, Stores 575 --Harveysburg 652
--Visit to Union Village in 1811 446 --Prices of Land 576 --Dr. Jesse Harvey 654
--Shaker Events 448 --Marriages 577 SALEM TOWNSHIP 660
--Lebanon 449 --Some Early Settlers 579 --Organization 660
--Site of Miami University 451 --Mills 581 --Land Warrants 661
--Postmasters- Telegraph 452 --Officers 585 --Settlements 662
--Postmasters - Telegraph 452 --Towns 585 --Justices of the Peace 665
--Fire Department 452 --Concluding Notes 586 --Churches 665
--Public Ground 455 CLEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP 587 --Roachester 667
--The Old Town Hall 457 --Situation and Organization 587 --Frederickburg 667
--Washington Hall 457 --List Township Officers 589 --Millgrove 667
--The Public Hall 458 --Schools 593 --Morrow 668
--The Lecture System 460 --Churches 594 --Col. Thomas Worthington 669
--Fourth of July Celebration 461 --Societies 595 --E. D. Mansfield 669
--Industrial Interests 465 --In the War 597 HARLAN TOWNSHIP 671
--Printing and Publishing 467 --Manufactures 597 --Organization 671
--The First Bank 468 --Post Offices and Roads 598 --Ancient Remains 672
--Mason's Prices, 1815 469 --Early Settlers 598 --Early Roads 673
--Industrial Estagblishments, 1839 470 --Incidents 603 --Towns and Villages 674
--An Eccentric Character 470 HAMILTON TOWNSHIP 604 --Religious Denominations 678
--Cemeteries 471 --Land Entries 605 --Societies 679
--Schools of Lebanon 477 --Early Settlements 606 --Early Elections 680
--National Normal University 480 --Geology and Topography 608 --Early Settlements 680
--Churches 487 --Roads 609 --Justices of the Peace 683
--Societies 501 --Schools 610 --Township Officers 684
--Women's Anti-Liquor Crusade 505 --Maineville Academy 611 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 685
--County Seat Contest, 1879 507 --Members of Board of Education 612 --Topography 685
--Efforts of Lebanon to obtain a Railroad 508 --Early Manufactures 613 --Ancient Works 685
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 509 --Early Graveyards 614 --Wild Animals - Game 686
--Early Settlements 509 --Miscellaneous Reminiscences 615 --Timber - Indians 687
--Manufactures 512 --Township Officers 615 --Early Settlements 687
--Ancient Remains 512 --War of 1812 and Mexican War 617 --Incidents 696
--New Jersey Presbyterian Church 515 --War of the Rebellion 617 --Sketch of William Smalley 697
--Old School Baptist Church 517 --Post Offices - Villages 618 --Organization and Records 698
--Carlisle Station 518 --Maineville 621 --Roads 703
--This Town of Franklin 518 --M. E. Church at Zoar 623 --Churches 704
--Officers of Franklin 520 --Maineville M. E. Church 623 --Cemeteries 706
--Protection from Fire 526 --Mainevile Free Will Baptist Church 623 --Schools 706
--Public Buildings 527 --Hopkinsville United Presbyterian Church 624 --Villages 707
--Schools 528 --Bethel Presbyterian Church 624 --War Record 719
--Churches 529 --Bethel Temperance Society 629 UNION TOWNSHIP 710
--Prominent Buildings 532 DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP- 630 --Organization 710
--Canal and Railroad 535 --Topography 630 --Early Settlements 710
--Franklin Hydraulic and Mills 535 --Early Settlements 631 --Deerfield laid out 711
--Prominent Men 539 --Township Officers 633 --Description of the Miami Woods 714
--Y.M.C.A. and Library 542 --Roads 636 --First Methodist Sermon 714
--Teperance Movements 545 --Churches 639 --The Stites Family 714
--Grain Elevators 546 --Schools 640 --Mills 715
--Newspapers 547 --Societies 641 --Churches 716
--In the War 547 --Mills and Distilleries 642 --Justices of the Peace 716
--Cemetery, Hotels 548 --Graveyards 642 --Ancient Works 717
--Secret Societies 549 --Politics 643 --The Roosa Murder 717
--List of Township Officers 555 --The War Period 643    
WAYNE TOWNSHIP 555 --Towns 645    
--Contract of Symmes, Smith, Heighway and Banes 557        


PORTRAITS

Jeremiah Morrow (deceased) 115 Job Mullin 326 Joseph Lukens 503
J. W. Keys 134 Aron Wilson 335 Salathiel Lukens 514
A. G. McBurney 151 John Drake 346 Thomas Rich 523
Alfred Holbrook 170 John Perrine 365 Jonathan Sherwood 534
I. H. Harris 187 James Perrine (deceased) 376 John Morris 543
Benjamin A. Stokes 206 David Brown (deceased) 385 Mahlon T. Janney 554
S. S. Haines 211 Samuel Harris 396 James Bowyer 563
Henry Dilatush 226 D. M. Worley 405 S. B. Greely 574
Isaac K. Steddom 235 Nathan Keever (deceased) 416 William Butterworth 583
Davis Furnas 246 Thomas P. Hutchinson 425 R. M. Cox 602
T. C. Kersey, M.D. 255 John T. Mardis 434 William Jackson 619
S. R. Crane 266 Jabez Hollingsworth 443 Frederick Cline 638
W. C. Lewis 275 J. L. Stephens, M. D. 454 John L. Thompson 656
T. M. Wales 286 Aaron Stephens (deceased) 463 Mrs. Eleanor Thompson 657
John E. Dey 295 John N. Oswald 474 William Swank 676
David Graham 306 W. H. Heighway 486 A. Voorhis 693
Charles F. Chapman 315 William Hollcroft 494    

PART VI.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

Turtle Creek Township 725 Hamilton Township 938 Harlan Township 1029
Franklin Township 793 Deerfield Township 960 Washington Township 1044
Wayne Township 822 Massie Township 994 Union Township 1050
Clear Creek Township 890 Salem Township 1020    

ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Source of the Mississippi 22 High Bridge 33 Lake Bluff 62
LaSalle Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24 Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42 Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 68
Buffalo Hunt 26 Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55 Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Trapping 28 Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 58 Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 74
Mouth of the Mississippi 31 A Pioneer Dwelling 60 Perry's Monument, Cleveland 91
        Niagara Falls 92

MISCELLANEOUS.

Map of Warren County 14-15 Area of the Principal Countries in the World 203 Population of Warren County 330
Constitution of the United States 79 Population of the Principal Countries in the World 203 Autographs of Old Settlers of Warren County 355 - 356
Population of the United States 203 Population of Ohio 202 Business References 1079
Miles of Railroad in Operation 203        
Area of the United States 203        
           

 



 
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