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Welcome to
FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO
History & Genealogy

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX

Source:  
Franklin County

at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
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Historical Record of its Development, Resources,
Industries, Institutions, and Inhabitants
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With Illustrations of Public Institutions, Portraits of Pioneers,
and Well Known People of Today.
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Including Biographical Sketches of the County's Foremost Citizens
Compiled and Published by the
Historical Publishing Company
Columbus, Ohio
1901

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I - PRE-HISTORIC TIMES 13
   - The Aborigines 14
   - Early Pioneers 16
   - Biography & Portrait of George Kilbon Nash, Governor of Ohio  
CHAPTER II - SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 19
     
   - Erection of Franklin County
 - Early Mails
 - Population
 - Franklin County Now a Congressional District
 - Dangers of Early Surveyors
 
CHAPTER III - THE OHIO CANAL 22
   - Biography & Portrait of Richard A. Harrison
 - Physical and Geological Features of Franklin County
 - Turnpike Roads
 
CHAPTER IV - CIVIL LIST OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 28
   - Representatives in Congress
 - United States Senators
 - State Senators
 - Portraits of Hon. Judge Evans, Hon. Judge Williams, Hon. Tod Galloway & C. A. Pearce, Sheriff
 - State Representatives
 - Franklin County Officers:
   - President Judges
   - Associate Judges
   - Probate Judges
   - Clerks of the Court
   - Prosecuting Attorneys
   - Sheriffs
   - County Auditors
   - County Treasurers
   - County Recorders
   - County Collectors
   - County Assessors
 - Biography & Portrait of William J. Baldwin
   - County Surveyors
   - County Commissioners
   - Infirmary Directors
   - County Coroners
   - Common Pleas Judges
   - Legal Records
 
CHAPTERS V - TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES 39
   - FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - 39
   - Physicians
 - Biography & Portrait of Lorenzo English
 - Biography & Portrait of William H. English
   - Anent Early Industrial Interests
   - The State Quarry
   - Camp Chase
 - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - 44
 - PERRY TOWNSHIP - 45
 - Biography & Portrait of James Kilbourne
 - Photography & of Kilbourne & Jacobs Manufacturing Company
 
CHAPTER VI - TOWNSHIPS 'CONTINUED' 49
   - PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP - 49
 - JACKSON TOWNSHIP - 50
 - HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - 50
 - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - 55
 - Biography & Portrait of Lincoln Kilbourne
 
CHAPTER VII - TOWNSHIPS 'CONTINUED' 56
   - CLINTON TOWNSHIP - 56
 - Biography & Portrait of Colonel James Kilbourne
 - PLAIN TOWNSHIP - 61
 - BROWN TOWNSHIP - 63
 
CHAPTER VIII - TOWNSHIPS 'CONTINUED' 64
   - SHARON TOWNSHIP - 64
 - Biography & Portrait of Conrad Born, Senior -
 - Biography & Portrait of Conrad Born, Junior -
 - PLEASANT TOWNSHIP - 75
 - MADISON TOWNSHIP - 76
 - Biography & Portrait of Louis Hoster - 77
 - Biography & Portrait of William Monypeny - 83
 - TRURO TOWNSHIP - 85
 - BLENDON TOWNSHIP - 86
 - Biography & Portrait of Joseph A. Jeffrey - 89
 - Picture of The Jeffrey Manufacturing Company - 90
 - Biography & Portrait of Fern Norman Vesey - 95
 - MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP - 98
 - NORWICH TOWNSHIP - 100
 - Biography & Portrait of S. A. Vesey - 101
 - MARION TOWNSHIP - 105
 - Biography & Portrait of Z. Vesey - 107
 
CHAPTER IX - COLUMBUS 109
   - Columbus Located - 110
 - Portraits of Hon. Allen G. Thurman, George Parsons, John G. Deshler & F. C. Sessions -
 - Biography & Portrait of Neville Williams and Family - 119
 - Biography & Portrait of Conrad Herman - 125
 - Associate Judges - 128
 - The Franklin Dragoons - 130
 - Biography & Portrait of Robert E. Sheldon - 131
 - Biography & Portraits of Michael A. Halm - 137
 - Rival Aspirants for the Capital - 142
 - Biography & Portrait of William Fuerste - 143
 - Subscribers - 147
 - Portraits of Herman Fuerste, Charles Frederick Fuerste & Family, John L. Gill, Dr. Wm. Auld, Judge Bates - 149
 
CHAPTER X - COLUMBUS - 'CONTINUED' - 152
   - Columbus as a borough - 152
 - Biography of George K. Elliott - 155
 
CHAPTER XI - COLUMBUS 'CONTINUED' - 159
   - Springs of Columbus - 159
 - Biography & Portrait of James S. Abbott - 161
 - The Cholera Epidemic - 163
 - Incorporated as a City - 164
 - The Old State House - 166
 - Biography of William Alexander Taylor - 167
 - Capitol Square - 172
 - Biography & Portrait of William Shepard - 173
 
CHAPTER XII - COLUMBUS 'CONTINUED' - 175
   - Troubles over a New State House - 175
 - Return of the Cholera - 176
 - Blocking Legislation - 177
 - Shepard's Sanitarium with pictures - 179
 - Executioners' Day - 181
 - In Slavery Days - 182
 - Ten Years of Marked Growth - 183
 - Balloon Ascensions - 183
 - Portraits of Wm. A. Platt, Henry C. Noble, M. C. Lilley, Dr. Lincoln Goodal - 185
 
CHAPTER X - COLUMBUS 'CONTINUED' - 187
   - A Memorable Defalcation - 187
 - Cholera in the Penitentiary - 188
 - The First Song Festival - 190
 - The Saengerbund Festival - 190
 - Biography & Portrait of Dr. Norman Gay - 191
 - A Notable Crimonal - 194
 - Other Murders in the Fifties - 194
 
CHAPTER XIV - COLUMBUS 'CONTINUED' - 195
   - Old Time Taverns - 195
 - Biography & Portrait of Dr. Alexander Neil - 197
 - Biography & Portrait of Lorenzo M. Baker - Baker's Art Gallery - 203
 
CHAPTER XV - THE BUCKEYE 205
   - Departure of the Indians - 207
 - A Bridge Episode - 208
 - Biography & Portrait of Col. W. S. Furay - 209
 - Early Navigation - 212
 - Beasts and Birds - 212
 - The Snake Story - 214
 - River Floods - 214
 - Biography & Portrait of Hon. John M. Pugh - 215
 - The Last and Greatest Flood - 220
 - Biography & Portrait of A. P. Taylor - 221
 
CHAPTER XVI - FROM ROAD TO RAIL 225
   - Recollections of an Old Pioneer - John Otstat - 226
 - Biography & Portrait of Jonathan F. Linton - 227
 - Louis Kossuth - 229
 - Progressive Columbus - 230
 - Death of Henry Clay - 231
 
CHAPTER XVII - ANOTHER GREAT MAN'S DEMISE 232
   - Biography & Portrait of Samuel B. Hartman - 233
 - An Emigration Craze - 235
 - War Organizations - 236
 - Biography & Portrait of Zeloria E. Amlin - 239
 - Death of President Lincoln - 241
 - Visit of General Grant - 242
 
CHAPTER XVIII - HUMBOLDT JUBILEE 244
   - Aiding Chicago Fire Sufferers - 244
 - Agricultural Resources - 244
 - Biography & Portrait of Col. George O Freeman - 245
 - Topographical Survey - 248
 - Columbus as a Manufacturing Center - 248
 - Financial and Commercial - 250
 - Biography & Portraits of John W. Lilley & Walter T. Lilley - 251
 
CHAPTER XIX - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 255
   - Biography & Portrait of John W. Russell - 257
 - The Legal Profession - 260
 - Odd Fellowship in Franklin County by Ivor Hughes Past Grand Master - 262
 - Biography & Portrait of George M. Peters - 263
 
CHAPTER XX - THE PRESS 267
   - Biography & Portrait of Abram Sharp - 269
 - The State House - 272
 - Ohio Penitentiary - 274
 - Other Public Institutions - 274
 - Biography & Portrait of Gen. Joseph H. Geiger - 275
 - Concluding Reflections - 277
 
   
   - Picture of Ohio State Blind Asylum - 276
 - Picture of The New Addition to the State House - 276
 - Biography & Portrait of George Leroy Converse - 277
 - Picture of Ohio State University - 278
 - Biography & Portrait of David T. Keating - 279
 - History of the Institution for the Education of the Deaf & Blind with Picture - 280
 - Biography & Portrait of John G. McGuffey - 281
 - Picture of Ohio State Penitentiary - 282
 - Biography & Portrait of Charles O. Hunter - 283
 - Picture of Institution for Feeble Minded Youth - 284
 - Biography & Portrait of John S. Friesner - 285
 - Academy St. Mary's of the Springs and Picture - 286
 - Biography & Portrait of Salathiel Swepston - 287
 - Picture of Franklin County Court House - 288
 - Biography & Portrait of Ivor Hughes - 289
 - Picture of Old American House built in the '30's - 290
 - Picture of First Ohio Lunatic Asylum - 290
 - Picture of First Railway Station built in 1850 - 290
 - Portrait of Frank L. Beam - 291
 - Portraits of John Fischer, DeWitt C. Sawyer & David Goldsmith - 292
 - Portraits of E. J. Miller, W. C. Wallace, Chas. W. Duvall and Peter C. Krause - 293
 - Portraits of Oscar E. Halterman, Chapin Burton Beem, Richard Reynolds and Thomas J. Hartley - 294
 - Biography & Portrait of L. W. Sheppard - 295
 - Portraits of John J. Beekman, M.D., E. S. Evans, M.D., S. F. Harriman and V. J. Davis, Hydropathist - 296
 - Portraits of J. T. Barr, W. P. Tyler, L. B. Kaufman, Mayor Samuel L. Swartz, L. H. Crum?, Chas. Lauer & L. Cope?? - 297
 - The New First National Bank - 298
 - Biography & Portrait of C. D. Saviers - 299
 - Biography of Willis G. Bowland - 300
 - Biography of George G. Moler - 300
 - Biography of Charles Richardson Martens - 300
 - Portrait of Fred J. Gotshall, Biography of William Armbruster - 301
 - and Biography of D. D. Taft, Jr. - 301
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