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ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
HISTORY & GENEALOGY
 


 

Source: 
History of Adams County, Ohio
from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers
West Union, Ohio
Published by E. B. Stivers
1900

CONTENTS

PART I.

CHAPTER I. 3
Outline Sketch of Adams County  
CHAPTER II. 10
Geology and Mineralogy  
CHAPTER III. 20
The Mound Builders  
CHAPTER IV. 28
The Indians  
CHAPTER V. 36
The Virginia Military District  
CHAPTER VI. - The Pioneers - PARTIAL 50
- Massie's Settlement at Manchester
- Character of the Pioneers
- Life in the Backwoods
- Early Marriages
- Reminiscences.
 
CHAPTER VII. 65
Conflicts and Adventures with the Indians  
CHAPTER VIII. 77
Civil Organization in the Northwest Territory  
CHAPTER IX. 81
The Territorial Courts  
CHAPTER X. 98
Organization of the Townships  
CHAPTER XI. 104
Commissioners' Early Proceeding  
CHAPTER XII. 114
- Public Roads and Highways - IN PROCESS as of 7/31/2011
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The First Public Highway
- The Kyte Fork Road
- The Roads to Ellis' Ferry
- The Whiskey Road
- Zane's Trace from Treber's Tavern to Tod's Crossing.
 
CHAPTER XIII. - FINISHED 10/08/2022 124
- The Early Taverns and Old Inns.
- The First Tavern at Manchester
- Pioneer Tavern Keepers
- A Wayside Inn
- Observations of a Traveler.
 
CHAPTER XIV. 133
County Affairs  
CHAPTER XV. - IN PROCESS as of 11/1/2022 168
The Courts Under the Constitution - UPDATED 10/06/2022  
CHAPTER XVI. 234
Politics and Political Parties  
CHAPTER XVII. 330
Military History - IN PROCESS as of 10/8/2022  
CHAPTER XVIII. - IN PROCESS as of 10/8/2022 365
MISCELLANEOUS
 - A Duel in Adams County - 365
 - Fourth of July Celebration - 370
 - Volunteers - 370
 - Scourge of Asiatic Cholera - 371
     - Cholera in West Union in 1835. - 371
     - The Cholera of 1849 - 376
     - The Cholera in West Union in 1857 - 378
     - The Oldest House in Ohio - 382
     - The Trial and Execution of David Beckett - 386
          - History of the Crime - 386
          - His Arraignment and Plea. - 388
          - Delay of the Trial - 388
          - The Trial - 389
          - Scenes and Incidents at the Execution - 391
          - Lynching of Roscoe Parker - 393
     - TREASON TRIAL IN OHIO by James H. Thompson, Hillsboro, O. - 394
     - Anecdote of Judge Thurman - 399
 - THE IRON INDUSTRY - 400
     - Marble Furnace - 401
     - Brush Creek Furnace - 403
 - FUGITIVE SLAVES AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. - 404
     - A Preacher that Didn't Materialize - 408
     - "The Blue Eyed Nigger" - 408
 - Postoffices in Adams County.
   
 

PART II.
TOWNSHIP HISTORIES

CHAPTER I. - Bratton Township - FINISHED 413
CHAPTER II. - Franklin Township - FINISHED 415
CHAPTER III. - Greene Township - FINISHED 421
CHAPTER IV. - Jefferson Township - FINISHED 428
CHAPTER V. - Liberty Township - FINISHED 434
CHAPTER VI. - Manchester Township - PARTIAL <<<<<<<< 437
CHAPTER VII. - Meigs Township - FINISHED 445
CHAPTER VIII. - Monroe Township - FINISHED 449
CHAPTER IX. - Oliver Township - FINISHED 453
CHAPTER X. - Scott Township - FINISHED 457
CHAPTER XI. - Sprigg Township  - FINISHED 461
CHAPTER XII. - Tiffin Township - UPDATED 11/8/2022 468
CHAPTER XIII. - Wayne Township - FINISHED 11/7/2022 485
CHAPTER XIV - Winchester Township - FINISHED 10/8/2022 492

PART III.

PIONEER SKETCHES - Will be found in the Biographical Index 501

PART IV.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 674

ILLUSTRATIONS
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PORTRAITS & ILLUSTRATIONS

PORTRAITS
Belli, John, Major 522
Bunn, James W., Dr. 750
Burgess, Dyer, Rev. 514
   
Campbell, Alexander, Hon. 279
Campbell, John W., Judge 301
Campbell, John 534
Campbell, Joseph R. 712
Cockerill,, Joseph R., Gen. 311
Collings, George, Hon. 179
Collins, John, Rev. 606
   
Darlinton, Joseph, Gen. 251
Donalson, Israel 66
Dobbins, Robert, Rev. 606
Dunbar, David 730
   
Edgington, Charles W., Dr. 740
Ellison, William 459
Enochs, William H., Gen. 326
Evans, George Collings 217
Evans, Nelson W. 745
Evans, Edward Patton 206
   
Hamilton, Robert 913
Holmes, John 763
Hook, James N. 459
   
Kirk, Albert D. 485
Kirker, Thomas, Gov. 82
   
Lafferty, Joseph West 750
Lafferty, Nelson B., Dr. 750
Lodwick, John, Col. 581
   
Massie, Nathaniel, Gen. 51
Mason, John W., Judge 232
McCauslen, Thomas, Hon. 628
McCormick, George D., Dr. 823
Meek, John, Rev. 606
Meek, William M. (cannot locate this one, SW) 485
McDill, David, Rev. D. D. 821
McGovney, Crockett 485
McKendree, Wm., Judge  
McSurely, William J., Rev. 818
Miller, Flavius J., Dr. 750
Murphy, David, A., Capt. 312
   
Pollard, John K., Hon. 273
   
Quarry, William P., Rev. 459
   
Ramsey, William W., Rev. 485
Rothrock, James H., Judge 615
Russell, William, Hon. 303
   
Shriver, Joseph A., Hon. 867
Sinton, David 618
Smith, Andrew C., Hon. 293
Smith, Joseph P., Hon. 855
Sparks, Charles S. 865
Spring, John W., Rev. 881
Steen, Aaron 606
Steen, Moses D. A., Rev. 868
Stivers, Emmons B., Hon. 854
   
Thomas, James Baldwin 629
Thomas, James Sheridan 885
Truitt, Samuel B. 437
Truitt, Mary 437
   
Van Dyke, John P., Rev. 459
   
Wamsley, William M. 654
Wykoff, Cyrus W. 227
Wilson, John T., Hon. 318
Willson, William M. (F.) 437
Willson, Adaline 437

 

VIEWS
Bird's-eye View of West Union 470
County Jail 482
Court House 136
Great Serpent Mound 24
Miller and Bunn Building, West Union 780
Public School Building, Manchester 442
Old Stone Court House, West Union, Frontispiece  
Residence of Dr. James W. Bunn 590
   
Residence of Dr. George F. Thomas 446
Residence of Dr. Flavius J. Miller 808
Residence of James H. Connor 717
Rock Spring, West Union 12
Scene on the Ohio 421
The Scion Office, West Union 479
The Old Treber Tavern, Lick Fork 126
Twin Rocks, Cedar Fork 16
The Wilson Children's Home 77


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