History of Belpre, Washington Co., Ohio
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I - Settlement.
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
Beginning of the War - Farmers Castle built and occupied - A
list of Families and Persons in Farmers Castle.
CHAPTER III - Continued Hostilities
Loss of Pork. - Young Men Sent to Red Stone for Provisions -
John Shaw's Escape - Attack on Waldo Putnam and
- Murder of Benoni Hulburt -
Two letters by Mrs. Mary B. Dana.
Mutual Insurance - Floating Mill - Murders at Newbury. - Scarlet
Fever - Schools - Religious Services - Spies and Rangers - Small
Domestic Manufacturers - Experiments with Crops - Stone's and
Goodale's Forts Built and Occupied - Kidnapping of Major
Amusements in Farmers Castle - Joshua Fleeharts Winter Hunt -
Discovery of a Salt Spring - A Night Alarm - A Providential
Murder of James Armstrongs Family - Murder of James Davis -
Close of the War - Return of Families to their Farms.
CHAPTER VIII -
Extracts from Lives of Early Settlers
- Captain Jonathan Devol
- Captain William Dana
- Colonel Nathaniel
- Major Jonathan Haskel
- Colonel Ebenezer Battelle
Colonel Israel Putnam
- Aaron Waldo Putnam
- Captain Jonathan
- Major Nathan Goodale
- Major Robert Bradford
- Captain Perly Howe
- Guthrie Brothers
- Captain Eleazer Curtis
- Bull Brothers
- Aaron Clough
- Peregrene Foster
CHAPTER IX - After the Indian War.
Conditions at that time compared with the present - Harman
Blennerhassett and His Island Home.
CHAPTER X - War of 1812.
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
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.
Presidential Election 1850 - Secession of States - Failure of
Efforts for Pease - Aid for Soldiers.
CHAPTER XIV -
Belpre's Roll of Honor
CHAPTER XV - After the Civil War
Railroad Building - Village Incorporated - Suspension Bridge -
CHAPTER XVI - Education.
Early Schools - Belpre Academy - Belpre Seminary - High School.
- First Commencement - Libraries
CHAPTER XVII - Religious History.
Early Services - Congrationalists - Methodists - Universalists -
Baptists - Colored Methodists - Roman Catholics - Girls
Missionary Society - Sunday Schools - Ladies Aid - Burial of the
CHAPTER XVIII - Organizations.
Womans Reading Club - Rockland Reading Club - Belpre Historical
CHAPTER XIX - Fraternal Organizations.
Early Masonic Lodge - Belpre Lodge 609 - Odd Fellows. - Colored
Odd Fellows - Knights of Pythias - Little Hocking Grange
CHAPTER XX - European War.
Brief Outline - Belpres Roll of Honor
Personal Mention - Closing Reflections
Oliver Rice Loring -
Dr. Franklin P. Ames -
Hon. A. W. Glazier -
George Augustus Howe -
George Howe Bower -
Mrs. Susan D. (Williams)
Mrs. Nancy Armstrong -
John Kenneth Christopher -
Rev. Cyrus Byington -
Old Organ -
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
|Mrs. Mary Bancroft Dana
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|Old Brick Meetinghouse
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|Wirt Sheppard Home
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|C. C. Hale Home
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|John Dana Home
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|Congregational Meetinghouse, Village
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|Methodist Meetinghouse, Village
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|Judge O. R. Loring
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|Dr. Franklin P. Ames
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|Hon. A. W. Glazier
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|George A. Howe
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|Mrs. William Armstrong
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|Mrs. Susan W. Dickinson
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|Corporal John Kenneth Christopher
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|Dr. Herbert S. and John A. Curtis
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|Old Church Organ
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