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BIOGRAPHIES

 

Source:
History of Highland County, Ohio
by Rev. J. W. Klise -
Publ. Madison, Wis.,
Northwestern Historical Association
1902

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
CHAPTER.   PAGE
1. ARCHAEOLOGY AND NATURAL FEATURES
 - The Moundbuilders
 - Fort Hill
 - Rocky Fork and its Scenery
 - Rattlesnake Creek and Rattlesnakes
 - Origin of Names
 - Altitudes
17
2. FRONTIER ADVENTURES
 - Josiah Fleetwood
 - Capt. James Trimble
 - The Battle of the Point
 - Daniel Boone
 - Simon Kenton
 - George Rogers Clark
 - The Virginia Military Reserve
 - Finley's Journey
 - Founding of Manchester
 - Massie and His Surveys
 - Adventures of Thomas Dick
 - The Jolly Family
 - Duncan McArthur
 - Indian Raids
 - The Battle of East Fork
 - John McNary
 - Massie's Surveys in Highland County
25
3. THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS
 - First Entry of Land
 - Adventures of the Ellisons and Edgingtons
 - John Wilcoxon
 - Last Indian Fight
 - William Rogers and Robert Finley
 - Founding of Chillicothe
 - Erection of the County of Ross
48
4. BEGINNINGS OF NEW MARKET AND GREENFIELD
 - Henry Massie Plats New Market
 - First Settlers
 - Berryman and Wishart
 - Oliver Ross
 - General McArthur Founds Greenfield
 - Growth of the Settlements
 - Notices of the Pioneers
61
5. CLEAR CREEK AND OTHER SETTLEMENTS
 - Hugh Evans and Maj. Anthony Franklin
 - Nathaniel Pope and the Quakers
 - Finleys and Davidsons
 - Smoky Row
 - White Oak Settlement
 - Michael Stroup, John Gossett and Other Noted Pioneers
 - Lost Child
 - Murders of Herrod and Waw-will-a-way
 - Growth of New Market
 - Early Weddings
 - Various Settlements
 - Hardships of Travel
76
6. ORGANIZATION OF HIGHLAND COUNTY
 - Previous Representation
 - Original Bounds
 - First Judges
 - Court Prceedings
 - First County Officers
 - County Election, 1805
 - Representative Gossett
 - Anderson State Road
 - Men and Women and Their Work
 - Fritz Miller
 - James B. Finley
 - Pioneers of 1805
 - Capt. Andrew Badgley
108
7. CHANGE OF COUNTY SEAT
 - Joseph Kerr, the New Market Leader
 - The Great Barbecue
 - Progress of Settlement
 - Beginning of Methodist Preaching
 - Location and Platting of Hillsboro
 - David Hays
 - The Famous Free Fight
 - The Squirrel Invasion
 - Sick Wheat
 - First County Buildings
 - Notes of Settlement up to 1812
124
8. HIGHLAND COUNTY MISCELLANY
 - Organization of Townships
 - Towns of Highland
 - Hillsboro
 - Greenfield
 - Lynchburg
 - Growth of Population
 - Newspapers
 - The Crusades
 - The Centennial Celebration
 - Financial Matters
 - Hillsboro Library
 - County Buildings
146
10. OFFICIAL HONORS
 - State Officials from the County
 - United States Senators and Representatives
 - State Senators and Representatives
 - County Officers
167
11. CHURCH HISTORY
 - Notes on Early Efforts and Present Status of Religious Organization
 - Sketches of Eminent Preachers
174
12. THE BENCH AND BAR
 - History of Courts, and Sketches of Judges and Lawyers
189
13. MEDICAL PROFESSION
 - Notices of Some Eminent Physicians of the County
201
14. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 - Early Schools
 - Academies
 - Common Schools and High Schools
 - Statistics of 1900
209
15. INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE
 - Agricultural Facts and Figures
 - Pioneer Manufacturing
 - Notable Industries
 - Statistics of 1900
 - Highways and Railroads
220
  BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, Arranged in Alphabetical Order 229
 

 
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