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OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

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Welcome to
Huron County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

Source:
1808
HISTORY
of
THE FIRE LANDS
comprising
HURON and ERIE COUNTIES, OHIO
with
ILLUSTRATIONS and BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
of
SOME OF THE PROMINENT MEN and PIONEERS
by W. W. Williams
1879

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HISTORICAL

HISTORY of HURON and ERIE COS.
CHAPTER Page
1. - The Connecticut Western Reserve 9
II. - The Suffering Towns of Connecticut 11
III. - The Fire-Lands - A List of the Sufferers and their Losses 14
IV. - Indian Title - Copy of the Original Treaty 20
V. - The Survey and Partition 23
VI. - Physical Feathers of Huron County
 - Geography and Topography
25
VII. - Geology of Erie County
 - Surface, Features, and Deposit
30
VIII. - The Pre-historic Fire-Lands 34
IX. - The Moravian Missions 39
X. - Early Settlement 40
XI. - Pioneer Times 42
XII. - Civil History 44
XIII. - Erie County -
 - Its Erection and Organization
47
XIV. - Civil List 48
XV. - Political History 50
XVI. - Statistics 52
XVII. - The Press 55
XVIII. - The Fire-Lands Historical Society 61
XIX. - Military History of the Fire-Lands 67
XX. - Roster of Soldiers 81

HISTORY OF TOWNS and VILLAGES of HURON COUNTY
 
Norwalk 111
Wakeman 182
Hartland 195
Peru 202
Greenfield 214
Bronson 226
Townsend 242
Ridgefield 253
Clarksfield 274
Sherman 284
Richmond 290
New Haven 295
Ripley 319
Fitchville 328
Greenwich 337
Fairfield 351
New London 362
Lyme 377
Norwich 417

HISTORY of TOWNS and VILLAGES of ERIE COUNTY
 
Sandusky City 431
Vermillion 440
Florence 445
Groton 453
Perkins 455
Milan 458
Oxford 466
Huron 470
Berlin 475
Margaretta 490
Kelley's Island 510

MISCELLANEOUS.
 
Ruggles, Ashland County 501
Danbury, Ottawa 506
Put-in-Bay," 519


ILLUSTRATIONS

  Page
Outine Map of Huron and Erie Counties betw. 8, 9
Bellevue Local News Building 60

NORWALK
 
Residence of John Gardiner facing 111
Portrait of Ashbel G. Post betw. 122, 123
Residence of Ashbel G. Post betw. 122, 123
Portrait of Judge Chas. B. Stickney facing 126
Portrait of Col. Franklin Sawyer facing 135
Portrait of Hon. John A. Williamson facing 141
Portrait of John Tifft facing 144
Portrait of Ansel Baker facing 147
Portrait of Eri Mesnard facing 153
Portrait of George Butt facing 158
Portrait of John Gardiner (steel) facing 171
Portrait of Platt Benedict facing 173
Portrait of Hon. Timothy Baker (steel) facing 175
Residence and Factory of B. Cortrite facing 176
Portrait of David Harlow Pease facing 177
Portrait of John Laylin facing 178
Portrait of Caleb H. Gallup facing 179

HEARTLAND
 
Portrait of Benjamin F. McCormick facing 196

PERU
 
Residence of Richardson Eaton facing 205
Portraits of Richardson Eaton and Wife facing 205
Portrait of Richard Hindley facing 206
Portrait of William N. Mitchell facing 208
Portraits of Ransom B. Ellsworth and Wife fcing 213

GREENFIELD
 
Portrait of Samuel McCammon, M.D. facing 216
Residence of Hiram Smith (double page) betw. 224, 225

BRONSON
 
Portraits of A. J. Thomas and Wife betw. 216
Residence of A. J. Thomas betw. 228, 229
Portrait of Thomas Lawrence facing 230
Portrait of Alvin Brightman facing 233
Residence of Leister Smith (with portraits) facing 233
Residence of N. S. Hakes facing 236
Portraits of N. S. Hakes and Wife facing 236
Portraits of Samuel S. Newcomb and wife 238
Residence of Edward Conger (with portraits) facing 238
Portraits of Timothy Lawrence and wife 240
Residence of W. G. Mead facing 241
Portrait of W. G. Mead 241
Portrait of George Lawrence 241

TOWNSEND
Portraits of Martin Denman and Wife facing 244
Portrait of Dudley S. Humphrey betw. 246, 247
Portrait of William Humphrey betw. 246,  247
Portrait of Dr. Edgar Martin 252

RIDGEFIELD
Portrait of Isaac Underhill facing 255
Portrait of Orrin W. Head facing 262
Portrait of John S. Davis (steel) facing 269
Portraits of William A. Bishop and Wife 270
Portrait of Henry P. Stentz (steel) betw. 270, 271
Portrait of robert G. Martin (steel) betw. 270, 271
Portrait of Thomas Dickey facing 272
Portraits of Salmon Drake & Wife facing 272

CLARKSFIELD
Portraits of Sherman Smith and Wife 280
Residence of Andrew J. Blackman facing 280
Portraits of Andrew J. Blackman and Wife facing 280
Portrait of Edwin W. Cunningham 282

SHERMAN
Portrait of Lucien Jones facing 286
Residence of William S. Purdy betw. 288, 289
Portraits of William S. Purdy and Wife betw. 288, 289
Portraits of Ransom Purdy and Wife betw. 288, 289
Portraits of Major Purdy and Wife facing 289
Residence of Major Purdy facing 289

RICHMOND
Portrait of Dr. William Robinson facing 293
Portraits of Hariah Robinson & Wife facing 293
Residence of Huriah Robinson facing 293
Residence of Huriah Robinson facing 293
Residence of Daniel Sweetland facing 295

NEW HAVEN
Residence of William Motson facing 295
Portraits of Thomas T. Mulford and Wife facing 299
Residence of Thomas T. Mulford facing 299
Portraits of R. G. Richards and Wife facing 310
Residence of R. G. Richards facing 310
Residence of John Loveland (with portraits) facing 313
Residence of John Skinner facing 317
  Page

RIPLEY
Residence of A. D. Stotts (with portraits), double page betw. 322, 323
Residence of F. C. Paine (with portraits) facing 325

FITCHVILLE
 
Portraits of Philip awxburst and Wife facing 335
Residence of Philip Hawxhurst facing 335

GREENWICH
 
Residene of Henry G. Washburn (double page), with portraits betw. 338, 339
Residence of Chas. A. Sutton (with portraits) facing 342
Residence of William Sutton facing 345
Portraits of John M. Carl and Wife betw. 346, 347
Residence of John M. Carl betw. 346, 347
Portraits of David Sutliff and Wife betw. 346, 347
Residence of David Sutliff betw. 346, 347
Residence of John Ellis (with portraits) betw. 348, 349
Residence of William B. Ellis (with portraits) betw. 348, 349
Portraits of Joseph Sutton and Wife facing 350

FAIRFIELD
 
Residence of Clinton McKellogg facing 352
Residence of Isaac DeWitt (with portraits) facing 355
Portraits of William Baker & Wife facing 360

NEW LONDON.
 
Portrait of Holsy Hubbard 365
Portraits of Zelotas Barrett and Wife betw. 366, 367
Residence of the late Zelotus Barrett betw. 36, 367
Residence of Jesse Perkins (with portraits) facing 368
Portrait of Dr. A. D. Skellenger facing 372
Portrait of Lyman Danks 374
Portrait of Tracy Case facing 375
Portrait of E. H. Curtiss facing 376

LYME
 
Residence of E. L. Dole (with portraits) facing 379
Portrait of David Williams facing 385
Portrait of Thomas G. Amsden facing 390
Portrait of Frederick A. Chapman (steel) facing 405
Portrait of Gurdon Woodward betw. 406, 407
Portrait of Mary S. Woodward betw. 406, 407
Portrait of Bourdett Wood betw. 412, 413
Portrait of Mrs. Bourdett Wood betw. 412, 413
Portrait of Dr. L. G. Harkness betw. 414, 415
Portrait of Mrs. L. G. Harkness betw. 414, 415
Portrait of D. M. Harkness facing 416

NORWICH
 
Residence of W. Robinson (with portraits) facing 419
Portraits of John H. Niles and Wife facing 421
Residence of Harvey J. Doolittle and Wife facing 422
Portraits of John S. Hester and Wife facing 425
Residence of John S. Hester 425
Residence of Ebenezer (with (portraits) facing 427
Portraits of James H. Dailey and Wife betw. 428, 429
Residence of James H. Dailey betw. 428, 429
Portraits of John Bowen and Wife betw. 428, 429
Residence of John Bowen betw. 428, 429
Residence of A. B. Gilson (with portraits facing 430

SANDUSKY CITY
 
Portrait of F. D. Parish 439

BERLIN
 
Portraits of Benjamin Summers and Wife facing 479
Portraits of Milton McLaughlin and Wife facing 482
Portraits of Hudson Tuttle and Wife fcing 486
Portrait of Hon. Almon Ruggles 488
Portraits of P. B. Barber and Wife facing 488

RUGGLES.
 
Portrait of Philetus Ferris 502

KELLEY'S ISLAND.
 
Portraits of Datus Kelley and Wife facing 513
Portraits of Charles Carpenter and Wife facing 515
Portrait of George W. Wires 517

PUT-IN-BAY
 
Portrait of Lorenz Muller betw. 520, 521
Portrait of Simon Fox betw. 520, 521
Portraits of Charles DeKay Townsend and Wife 523

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX


 

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