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Delaware County, Ohio

History & Genealogy

Source: 
20th century history of Delaware County, Ohio
and representative citizens
Publ: Chicago, Ill. :: Biographical Pub. Co., by James R. Lytle 
1908
Transcribed by Sharon Wick

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PAGES

CHAPTER I. - GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY 17
   - Bad Rock Geology
 - The Ice Age
 - Water Supply
 - Soils
 - Surface Features
 - Timber
 - Agricultural Products
- Mineral Springs
 
CHAPTER II. - INDIAN OCCUPATION 41
   - Prehistoric Races
 - The Red Race
 - The Delawares
 - Relations Between the Settlers and the Indians
 - War of 1812
 - Anecdotes.
 
CHAPTER III. - SETTLEMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE OF OHIO. 54
   - Boundaries Defined
 - Derivation of the Title and Early Explorations
 - Achievement of George Rogers Clark
 -
State Cessions and Indian Treaties
 - Settlement
 - Indian Wars
 - St. Clair's Defeat
 - Wayne's Campaign and Battle of Fallen Timber
 - Organization of the Northwest Territory
 - Organization of the State of Ohio.
 
CHAPTER IV. - SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF DELAWARE COUNTY 72
   - Derivation of Title
 - First Settlement
 - Growth of Population
 - First Events
 - Pioneer Industries
 - Early Roads and Taverns
 - Organization of the County
 - Early Political History
 - County and Other Officials.
 
CHAPTER V. - DELAWARE - THE COUNTY SEAT. 104
   - When Laid Out and by Whom
 - Its Settlement and History
 - Early Military Importance
 - Stores and Early Industries
 - Growth of Population
 - Incorporation
 - City Government Organized
 - Roster of Officials
 - Public Buildings
 - Water Works
 - Fire Department
 - Cemeteries.
 
CHAPTER VI. - TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES 122
   - Early Roads and Stage Coaches
 - Turnpikes
 - Proposed Canal
 - The Railroad Era
 - First Successful Railroad
 - Other Railroad Enterprises
 - Railroad Shops Located in Delaware
 - Electric Railways.
 
CHAPTER VII. - MANUFACTURES 130
   - Manufacturing Possibilities of Delaware County
 - Early Mills and Mill Machinery
 - A Tragic Occurrence
 - Chair Manufacture
 - Lumber, Furniture, Etc.
 - Flour Mills
 - Distilleries
 - Leather
 - Textile Products
 - Paper
 - Mills
 - Oil Enterprises
 - Foundries, Etc.
 - Artificial Ice
 - Light, Heat and Power
 - Brooms
 - Evaporated Goods
 - Clay Products
 - Cigars
 - Creameries
 - Lime and Stone
 - Gas Manufacture.
 
CHAPTER VIII. - BANKS AND BANKING 153
   - A History of the Banks of Delaware County
 - Past and Present
 
CHAPTER IX. - PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS 162
   - The Ladies' Christian Union
 - Delaware County Infirmary
 - Children's Home of Delaware
 - Home for the Aged
 - Jane M. Case Memorial Hospital
 - Girls' Industrial Home.
 
CHAPTER X. - THE PRESS 188
   - Newspapers and Editors of the Past and of the Present  
CHAPTER XI. - EDUCATION (I) 193
   - Introductory
 - Public Schools of the City of Delaware
 - District Schools and Early Teachers
 - St. Mary's Parochial School
 - Statistics
 - Delaware City Library
 - Delaware County Historical and Archeological Society.
 
CHAPTER XII. - EDUCATION (II)  
  Ohio Wesleyan University.  
CHAPTER XIII. - RELIGIOUS OR CHURCH HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY 237
   - First Churches and Pioneer Ministers
 - General History of Religious Organizations
 - Churches and Clergy of Today.
 
CHAPTER XIV. - THE BENCH AND BAR 297
   - Early History
 - First Court and First Lawyers
 - The Present Bar and Its High Standing.
 
CHAPTER XV. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 342
  Delaware County Medical Men of the Past and of the Present.  
CHAPTER XVI. - MILITARY HISTORY OF THE COUNTY - Updated 8/14/2022 - Still working on names of soldiers 378
   - Revolutionary War - War of 1812
 - Seminole War
 - Mexican War
 - War of the Rebellion
 - Colored Troops from Delaware County
 - Spanish-American War.
 
CHAPTER XVII. - FRATERNAL AND BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS 416
   - Masons
 - Knights of Pythias
 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
 - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
 - Ancient Order of Hibernians
 - Improved Order of Red Men
 - Other Societies.
 
CHAPTER XVIII. - TOWNSHIPS AND TOWNS - Finished 8/16/2022 435
   - Settlement and Organization of the Townships
 - Settlement and Founding of the Towns
 - Sketches of Ashley, Galena, Sunbury, Ostrander, Lewis Center, Powell, Radnor, and other towns.
   - Berkshire Twp. - 435 - finished
   - Berlin Twp. - 438 - finished
   - Brown Twp. - 442 - finished 8/15/2022
   - Concord Twp. - 446 - finished 8/15/2022
   - Delaware Twp. - 449 - finished 8/15/2022
   - Genoa Twp. - 452 - finished
   - Harlem Twp. - 455 - finished 8/16/2022
   - Kingston Twp. - 459 - finished 8/15/2022
   - Liberty Twp. - 462 - finished 8/16/2022
   - Marlborough Twp. - 470 - finished
   - Orange Twp. - 472 - finished
   - Oxford Twp. - 475 - finished 8/15/2022
   - Porter Twp. - 478 - finished 8/16/2022
   - Radnor Twp. - 482 - finished 8/16/2022
   - Scioto Twp. - 484 - finished 8/16/2022
   - Trenton Twp. - 487 - finished
   - Thompson Twp. - 489 - finished 8/15/2022
   - Troy, Twp. - 491 - finished
 

BIOGRAPHICAL - Pg. 497
 

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