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County of Williams, Ohio - Historical & Biographical
1882

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

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American Settlements 59   Early Explorations 20
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 76   English Settlements 34
Discovery of the Ohio River 32   Geographical Position 19
Division of the Territory 65   Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO

Ancient Works 174   Governors of Ohio 160
Banking 126   History of Ohio 93
Brief Mention of PRominent Ohio Generals 191   Improvements 132
Canal System 128   Ohio Land Tracts 129
Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787 204   Ohio's Rank During the War 182
Conclusion 200   Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 105
Description of Counties 137   Organization of the Counties 137
Early Events 137   Some Discussed Subjects 196
French History 96   State Boundaries 136
General Characteristics 177   War of 1812 122
Geology of Ohio 179      

HISTORY OF WILLIAMS COUNTY, OHIO

PREPARATORY 211   - Hotels 386
- Agricultural Society 227 - - Incorporation of West Unity 387
- Auditors and Commissioners 234   - Marriage, First 383
- Bar of Williams County 243   - Merchants, etc. 399
- Common Schools 229   - Miscellaneous Items 384
- County Commissioners' Session, June 7, 1841 232   - Name, Origin of 382
- Court House, County 233   - Pioneers and Industries 382
- Early Social Conditions 212   - Postmasters of West Unity 388
- Fair Grounds 228   - Roll of Honor 395
- Fair of 1882 228   - School Districts 408
- Financial Condition 223   - Secret Societies 393
- First Court Hose and Jail 238   - Teachers of West Unity 393
- Formation of County 221   - Unity Mill Company 399
- Infirmary 244   West Unity 383
- Jail, County 232   - West Unity Cornet Band 402
- June Frost of 1859 228   MADISON TOWNSHIP 406
- Landmarks, Destruction of 243   - Additions to Pioneer 419
- Medical Society 244   - Birth, First 413
- Murder, Convictions for 241   - Churches of Pioneer 424
- Native Timber, Destruction of 224   - Enterprises of Pioneer 416
- Population 231   - First Election 408
- Post Offices 220   - First Permanent SEttler 406
- Proceedings of County Commissioners 222   - General Improvement 407
- Railroad Conductor, The First 213   - Incidents and Amusements 411
- Railroad Enterprise, The First 217   - Incorporation of Pioneer 419
- Railroad Projects, Other 219   - Industries of Pioneer 417
- Recorders, 1824 5o 1882 238   Kunkle's Corners 414
- Rival Railroad Schemes 217   - Mound Builders' Works 413
- Settlers, First White 222   - Officers of Pioneer 419
- Tax on the Professions 234   - Pioneer Cornet Band 425
- Taxation, Basis of, in 1882     Pioneer Village 415
- Terms of Court at Bryan 238   - "Podunk" 414
- Then and Now 213   - Religious Societies 423
GEOLOGY, POLITICS AND PRESS 237   - Reminiscences of Pioneer Life 411
- Building and Road Material 250   - Saw-mill, First 412
- Drainage 253   - Schools of Township 421
- Election Statistics 257   - Secret Organizations 418
- Geological Structure 248   - Social Progress 413
- Journalism of the County 264   - Town Plat of Pioneer 419
- Politics of the County 253   SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP 425
- Stryker Mineral Water 251   - Birth, First 432
- Timber, Native 252   - Bridges, Early 434
- Topographical Features 247   - Churches 441
- Water 250   - Death, First 433
OHIO AND MICHIGAN WAR 272   - Drainage 434
ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS 275   - Early History 426
- Pipes 277   - Educational 439
- Stone Implements 176   - Election and Other Statistics 444
- Utensils, Domestic and Other 277   - General Features 425
MILITARY HISTORY 278   - Incorporation of Stryker 438
- Aid Societies 294   - Interesting Facts 433
- Calls for Troops, New 292   - Marriage, First 432
- Cavalry, The Third 308   - Oil Well Company 444
- Cavalry, The Ninth 309   - Poll Book, Early 429
- Close of the Rebellion 296   - Post Roads, Etc. 433
- Continued Enlistment of Volunteers 285-288   - Production Statistics 435
- Draft, The First 288   - Professional Men of Stryker 437
- Enlistment in 1862 286   - Saw and Grist Mills 434
- Enlistment in 1863 289   - Secret Societies 437
- First War Meetings 279   - Settlements, Early 431
- Fourt of July, 1861 282   - Springfield Grange 443
- Infantry, The Fourteenth 299   Stryker, Village of 435
- Infantry, The Thirty-eighth 300   - Teachers, Early 439
- Infantry, The Sixty-eighth 304   FLORENCE TOWNSHIP 447
- Infantry, The One Hundredth 305   Blakeslee, Town of 460
- Infantry, The One Hundred and Eleventh 306   - Churches 466
- Infantry, The One Hundred and Forty-second 307   Edon, Town of 455
- Lincoln, Assassination of 297   - Edon's Trade and Population 460
- Meetings, Political and War, in 1863 290   - Education, Development of 461
- Mexican War 278   - Elections at Edon 458
- Militia Organizations 291   - First Settlers 448
- Militia System 279   - Growth of Township 454
- Opposition to the War 289   - Hunting Exploits 452
- Political Sentiment in 1860 279   - Incidents of Pioneer LIfe 451
- Recruiting, Additional 291   - Incorporation of Edon 457
- Regiments, Sketches of 299   - Life in the Backwoods 450
- Return of Three Months' Men 282   - Mercantile Pursuits at Edon 456
- Return of the Troops 298   - Schools of Edon 465
- Summary of Troops 293   - Secret Societies 459
- War Measures, Further 293   West Buffalo, Village of 461
- Work of Aid Societies 295   JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP 468
BRYAN, TOWN OF 312   - Birth, First 472
- Benevolent and Social Institutions 336   - Beaver Township 468
- Bryan Manufacturing Company 321   - Churches 473
- Burial Grounds 339   - Death, First 472
- Cabins, First 317   - Development, Gradual 471
- Churches 328-336   - Effort at Removal of County Seat 471
- Corporation 327   - Land Entries 476
- Dry Goods Stores, First 318   - Markets, Early 472
- Establishment as County Seat 312   - Marriage, First 472
- Fires and Fire Department 327   - Murder, Case of 475
- Fountain Grove Cemetery Association 340   - Organization 468
- Grand Army of the Republic 336   - Products of Field and Forest 471
- Hotels 318-324   - Population by Decades 477
- Industries, Early 318   - Preachers 473
- Industries, Early 318   - Schools and Teachers 473
- Industries and Trade 312-326   - School Districts 474
- Library, Public 324   - School Lands 475
- Literary Societies 336   - Settlers, First 469
- Manufacturing in 1882 321   - Stream, The Only 468
- Marriages, First 317   - Taverns, Early 472
- Museum 324   - West Jefferson Village 472
- Plat of Bryan, Additions to 313   CENTRE TOWNSHIP - partial 477
- Schoolhouse, First 317   - Bear Trap 483
- Schools, Early 339   - Bear and Cubs 480
PULASKY TOWNSHIP 341   Centre, Village of 489
- Adult Males, Enumeration of 345   - Churches 496
- Christian Worship, First Places of 346   Freedom, Village of 489
- Church Buildings, First 347   - High School, The 495
- Elections and Voters 341   - Hunting Incidents 479
- Justices of the Peace 344   - Industrial Enterprises 478
- Miscellaneous Notes 347   - Locations of Settlers 486
- Organization 341   - Lost Child 485
- Sunday Schools 347   Melbern, Village of 493
- Towns in Pulaski 346   - Methodist Church at Centre 492
ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP 348   - Mills and Shops at Centre 491
- Asheries 354   - Miscellaneous Incidents 484
- Birth, First 350   - Original Limits 477
- Bridges 353   - Schools 494
- Cemeteries 350   - Schoolhouses and Cemeteries 498
- Church Organizations 363   - Settlers, Early 477
- Death, First 350   - Settlers, Subsequent 479
- Edgerton's Public and Business Men 359   - Struggle for Life 483
- Elections 363   - Valuation of Township 498
- Families, First 352   - Wild Honey 485
- Indian Trails 353   BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP 498
- Introductory Remarks 348   - Birth, First 407
- Lawyers 358   Bridgewater Centre 510
- Manufactories 354   - Chased by Wolves 508
- Marriage, First 350   - Death, First 507
- Newspapers of Edgerton 362   - Early Pioneers 501
- Physicians 358   - Early Taverns, Stores, Asheries, Mills, etc. 508
- Politics 362   - Election, Second General 506
- Post Offices 357   - First Sale of Merchandise 504
- Public Halls 359   - First Settlement 498
- Rebellion, During the 363   - Interesting Events 502
- Retrospective 367   - Marriage, First 507
- School Books 361   - Miscellaneous Notes 507
- Schools and Teachers 359   - Organization 505
- Secret Societies 358   - Physician, First 507
- Settlements, Early 349   - Post Office, First 507
- Spelling Schools 360   - Religious Organizations 513
- Sunday Schools 366   - School Districts 511
- Taverns, Early 353   MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP 515
- Villages and Stores 354   - Adventure with a Bear 515
- Wild Animals 351   Alvordton at Present 520
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP 368   - Amusing Incidents 520
- Additions to Montpelier 376   - First Birth, Death and Marriage 519
- Agricultural Wealth 377   - General Features 519
- Business Resources 376   - Physicians 522
- Churches 380   Primrose Village 521
- Lawyers 373   - Settlers, First 515
- Manufacturing, Early 375   - Schoolhouses and Churches 519
- Merchants, First 375   - Schools and Teachers 522
Montpelier 372   - Townshp Officers 522
- Moral and Benevolent Agencies 381   - Villages in Township 519
- Organization 386   NORTHWEST TOWNSHIP 523
- Physicians, Early 378   - Asheries, Etc. 533
- Roads and Bridges 377   - Bear Story 528
- Schools 379   - Catalogue of Early Settlers 531
- Sewerage Facilities 377   - Development of Morals 539
- St. Joseph as a Highway 378   - First Election 534
- Township Government 368   - Formation of Township 534
- Water Supply 377   - Further Events of the Early Settlement 530
- W., St. L. & P. R. R. 376   - Milling Interests 532
BRADY TOWNSHIP 381   - Ownership of Land 524
- Birth, First 386   - Post Offices 533
- Board of Education, West Utility 386   - Pottawatomie Indians 526
- Brady Insurance Company 386   - Pre-historic Occupation 537
- Business, Extent of Present 396   - Settler, First 525
- Churches and Schools 386   - Schools 537
- Death, First 383   - School Valuation 540
- Facts of Interst, Additional 385   - Stores, Etc. 533
- First Events in West Unity 384   - Unfortunate Occurrance 530
- General Progress 386   Village of Columbia 540
- Horse Thief Society 387   - Way to Trap a Bear 529
- Hotels 386      

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

BRYAN and PULASKI 541   MADISON TOWNSHIP 696
BRADY TOWNSHIP 652   MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP 801
BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP 785   NORTHWEST TOWNSHIP 809
CENTRE TOWNSHIP 764   SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP 706
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP 743   ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP 605
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP 756   SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP 622

PORTRAITS

Alvord, H. D. 535   Gleason, P. S. 265
Bradley, E. D. 133   Hart, Frank O. 571
Bradley, J. H. 151   Hodson, Thomas 445
Cameron, J. G. 427   Holmes, David 481
Cameron, Samuel P. 463   Kent, Thomas 255
Carr, W. H. 355   Kniffin, B. F. 115
Elliott, T. G. 283   Lamson, R. F. 499
Finch, G. W. 187   Money, George W. 205
Fulton, F. H. 169   Ogle, E. M. 337
Gamble, R. 553   Owen, Selwyn N. 225
Garside, James 517   Rings, George 245
Gaudern, Richard 373   Stough, William 235
Gandern, M. J., Mrs. 391   Stubbs, John W. (or H.) 301
Gandern, "Mother" 409   Stubbs, W. M. 319

ILLUSTRATIONS

Black Hawk, Sac Chieftain 74   Perry's Monument 91
Buffalo Hunt 26   Pioneer Dwelling 60
High Bridge 33   Pontiac, Ottawa Chieftain 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55   Present Site of Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 58
Indians Attacking a Stockade 71   Source of the Mississippi 22
Lake Bluff 62   Tecumseh, Shawnee Chieftain 68
La Salle Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24   Trapping 28
Mouth of the Mississippi 31   Williams County Court Hosue 215
Niagara Falls 92      

MISCELLANEOUS

Areas of Principal Countries of the World 203   Population of Ohio 202
Area of the United States 203   Population of the United States 208
Constitution of the United States 79   Population of Principal Countries of the World 202
Miles of Railroad in Operation 203      

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