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History of Belpre, Washington Co., Ohio
1920

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FORWARD
INTRODUCTION
Page 1

CHAPTER I - Settlement. - FINISHED
Page 8
Character of the Settlers. - Assassination of Captain Zebulon King - Famine. - Abundance of food - Two boys killed at Neal's Station - Mill on Little Hocking

CHAPTER II - Indian War 1791 - 1795

Page 18
Beginning of the War - Farmers Castle built and occupied - A list of Families and Persons in Farmers Castle.

CHAPTER III - Continued Hostilities
Page 26
Loss of Pork. - Young Men Sent to Red Stone for Provisions - John Shaw's Escape - Attack on Waldo Putnam and Nathaniel Little - Murder of Benoni Hulburt -
Two letters by Mrs. Mary B. Dana.

CHAPTER IV.
Page 35
Mutual Insurance - Floating Mill - Murders at Newbury. - Scarlet Fever - Schools - Religious Services - Spies and Rangers - Small Pox.

CHAPTER V.
Page 43
Domestic Manufacturers - Experiments with Crops - Stone's and Goodale's Forts Built and Occupied - Kidnapping of Major Goodale.

CHAPTER VI.
Page 48
Amusements in Farmers Castle - Joshua Fleeharts Winter Hunt - Discovery of a Salt Spring - A Night Alarm - A Providential Escape.

CHAPTER VII
Page 56
Murder of James Armstrongs Family - Murder of James Davis - Close of the War - Return of Families to their Farms.

CHAPTER VIII - FINISHED
Page 60
Extracts from Lives of Early Settlers
- Captain Jonathan Devol
- Griffin Greene
- Captain William Dana
- Colonel Nathaniel Cushing
- Major Jonathan Haskel
- Colonel Ebenezer Battelle
- Colonel Israel Putnam
- Aaron Waldo Putnam
- Captain Jonathan Stone
- Major Nathan Goodale
- Major Robert Bradford
- Captain Benjamin Miles
- Captain Perly Howe
- Guthrie Brothers
- James Knowles
- Captain Eleazer Curtis
- Bull Brothers
 - Aaron Clough
- Peregrene Foster

CHAPTER IX - After the Indian War.
Page 83
Conditions at that time compared with the present - Harman Blennerhassett and His Island Home.

CHAPTER X - War of 1812.
Page 104
Wolf Hunt - Agricultural Fair and Prizes - Transportation- Stock Raising and Driving - Little Hocking Bridge - Moving Captain Stones House - Mexican War - Temperance Reform.

CHAPTER XII. - Underground Railroad
Page 116
Slavery - Increasing Anti-Slavery Sentiment in the Northern States - Origin of the Term "Underground Railroad." - Passing Fugitives from Station to Station.  The Kidnapping Case in 1845 - Case of Moses Davis - Escape of Harry and his Wife - Company of Fugitives on Farm of Mr. Hovey and Their Escape - Speaker Treated to Rotten Eggs.

CHAPTER XIII - The Civil War.
Page 135
Presidential Election 1850 - Secession of States - Failure of Efforts for Pease - Aid for Soldiers.

CHAPTER XIV - FINISHED
Page 144
Belpre's Roll of Honor

CHAPTER XV - After the Civil War
Page 160
Railroad Building - Village Incorporated - Suspension Bridge - Improvements.

CHAPTER XVI - Education.
Page 166
Early Schools - Belpre Academy - Belpre Seminary - High School. - First Commencement - Libraries

CHAPTER XVII - Religious History.
Page 178
Early Services - Congrationalists - Methodists - Universalists - Baptists - Colored Methodists - Roman Catholics - Girls Missionary Society - Sunday Schools - Ladies Aid - Burial of the dead.

CHAPTER XVIII - Organizations.
Page 194
Womans Reading Club - Rockland Reading Club - Belpre Historical Society

CHAPTER XIX - Fraternal Organizations.
Page 202
Early Masonic Lodge - Belpre Lodge 609 - Odd Fellows. - Colored Odd Fellows - Knights of Pythias - Little Hocking Grange

CHAPTER XX - European War.
Page 212
Brief Outline - Belpres Roll of Honor

CHAPTER XXI.
Page 222
Personal Mention - Closing Reflections
Oliver Rice LoringDr. Franklin P. Ames - Hon. A. W. Glazier - George Augustus Howe -
George Howe Bower - Mrs. Susan D. (Williams) Dickinson - Mrs. Nancy Armstrong -
John Kenneth Christopher - Rev. Cyrus Byington - Herbert S. Curtis - Old Organ -
Present Duties

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

The Author Frontispiece
Mrs. Mary Bancroft Dana Fronting Page 32
Old Brick Meetinghouse Fronting Page 33
Curtis Home Fronting Page 48
Loring Home Fronting Page 49
Wirt Sheppard Home Fronting Page 64
Putnam Home Fronting Page 65
Porterfield Meetinghouse Fronting Page 80
Universalist Meetinghouse Fronting Page 81
Ames Home Fronting Page 104
C. C. Hale Home Fronting Page 105
Howe Home Fronting Page 112
Dana Home Fronting Page 113
Stone Home Fronting Page 128
John Dana Home Fronting Page 129
Congregational Meetinghouse, Village Fronting Page 144
Methodist Meetinghouse, Village Fronting Page 145
Scholhouse,Village Fronting Page 160
Judge O. R. Loring Fronting Page 161
Dr. Franklin P. Ames Fronting Page 176
Hon. A. W. Glazier Fronting Page 177
George A. Howe Fronting Page 192
George HoweBower Fronting Page 193
Mrs. William Armstrong Fronting Page 208
Mrs. Susan W. Dickinson Fronting Page 209
Corporal John Kenneth Christopher Fronting Page 224
Dr. Herbert S. and John A. Curtis Fronting Page 225
Old Church Organ Fronting Page 232
Memorial Stones Fronting Page 233

INDEX

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