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The Pioneer History of Meigs County
by Stillman Carter Larkin
One Volume with Illustrations
Columbus, Ohio:
The Berlin Printing Company
1908

Introduction 3 - 7
Declaration of Independence in 1776 9 -13
The Ordinance of 1787 14 - 16
Ohio Company's Purchase 17
Meigs County Formed in 1819 17 - 18
Census Report for Letart, Lebanon and Sutton Townships, for 1820 18 - 20
Township Boundaries 21 - 22
Elections, for Governor 24
Road Tax 24
Rutland Township Organized in 1812 25
Brewster Higley and Family 27 - 29
Joel Higley and Family 29 - 31
Hamilton Kerr and Col. John Niswonger 32 - 33
The Warth Family 33 - 34
Felix Benedict, Jabez Benedict 35 - 36
Jeremiah Riggs and Family 37
John Miles and Family 37 - 39
Captain James Merrill 39
William Parker, Sr., and Family 40 - 41
Aleshire Brothers 41
Thomas Shepherd 42
Caleb Gardner 43
Daniel Rathburn 44, 45
The Hunters - John and George Warth 45 - 49
Abel Larkin and Family 49 - 54
Allen Ogden and Descendants 54 - 56
Shubael Nobles 56 - 57
William Parker, 2d, and Family 57 - 59
A Gang of Indians 59 - 60
Pioneer Association 60 - 63
Sketch of Early History, by Luther Hecox 63 - 66
Alexander Stedman of Athens County 66
Long Bottom, by J. H. Stewart 67 - 68
Dr. Philip Lauck and Rev. Ezra Grover 68 - 69
The Pictured Rocks at Antiquity.  Silas Jones 69 - 70
Dr. Fuller Elliot 71 - 72
James Smith, Sr. 72 - 73
Erastus Stow 73
Luke Brine 74
Thomas Gaston 74
Frederic Hysell 75 - 76
Joshua Johnson 76
Leonard Hedrick 77
Aaron Holt 77
Weaver's Reeds 78 - 79
Peter Lalance, Sr. 79 - 80
John V. Lasher 81
Stow and the Wolves 81
A Brave Boy 82
First Court of Common Pleas in Meigs County 83 - 87
Meeting of Commissioners, April 30, 1819 87 - 91
Tax Laws 91 - 92
Mrs. Dolly Knight's Paper 92 - 93
Meager Accounts of Early Settlers 93
George C. Cooper 94
Major John White 94
Samuel Ervin 95
Letter to Teacher and Scholars of Pleasant Valley 96 - 99
Original Forest of Rutland Township 99 - 101
Time of Dogwood Blossoming 101, 102
Samuel Halliday 103
The Windstorm of 1826 104
Schools and School-houses 105 - 106
Joel Lowther, the Centenarian 107
The Grant and Knight Families 108 - 111
Pioneer Meeting at Middleport in August, 1882 111 - 112
Col. David Barber, Ex-Treasurer of Meigs County - A Guest ---- 113
The "Warth Family,"  Mr. Silas Jones 114
Plea for the Pioneer Graveyard 115
1883.  Tombstone for Mr. George Warth, the Indian Scout, and Mail Carrier 115
Flax 115 - 116
-- Clocks, Cranes 117
-- Mills 118
Joseph D. Plummer 119
Josiah Simpson, Sr. 120
Robert Simpson, Sr. 121
John Newell and Descendants 122 - 123
Rev. Eli Stedman and Family 123 - 124
Captain Jesse Hubbell, Seneca Haight 124 - 125
Stephen Titus and Mrs. Margarhetta N. Titus 125
Melzar Nye and Lewis and Ebenezer Nye 126
Cattle Diseases 127
Cicada, or Seventeen Year Locust 127
-- Wild Turkeys, Wild Geese, Owls and Hawks 128, 129
-- Bees, Ingenious Contrivances for Work 130
-- Salt 131 - 135
Joseph Vining, Elijah Jones 135 - 136
Asahel Skinner and Descendants 136 - 137
Joseph Giles, John Sylvester, Lemuel Powell, Aaron Torrence 137 - 138
Whittemore Reed and Family 138 - 139
Samuel Downing and Descendants 139 - 140
Aaron Thompson, Pleney Wheeler 141
Alexander Von Schritz, Joseph Townsend 142
John McClenahan 142
Stephen Smith and Family 143
Jesse Page, William Stevens, John Bing 144
Robert Bradford 144
Joshua Gardner 145 - 146
Timothy Smith 147 - 148
John S. Giles' Account of the Rescue of Adams Smith from Jail 149 - 153
William Church and Family 154
Randall Stivers 155
Aaron Stivers 156
Adam Harpold 157 - 158
Henry Roush, 1st, and Henry Roush, 2d 159
George Washington Putnam, by Charles Matthews 160 - 161
Livingston Smith 162
William Johnson 163
John Entsminger 163 - 164
Photograph of Stone House Built by Luther Donaldson, a Revolutionary Soldier, the Home of his old age. 164a
George Wolfe 165
Regular Baptist Church 166
Rutland Cemetery 166
John Hayman and Descendants 167 - 168
John Wagner 169
George Burns 169
Obadiah Walker, Sr. 170
Thomas Halsey 170
Doctor Fenn Robinson 170 - 171
John Hall and Descendants 171
The Sayres, Hon. Edgar Ervin 172
The "Keg Company" - See Phineas Robinson 173
Dr. David Gardner 173
Edward Weldon and Family 174
Meteoric ShowerFlood of 1832 of he Ohio River  176 - 178
The Cholera in Chester in 1834, by Mrs. D. Knight 176 - 178
Cholera in Middleport in 1849 178
Arthur Merrill, Frederic Merrill 179
Samuel Pomeroy 179
Mr. V. B. Horton and Family - See Samuel Pomeroy 180
Martin Heckard - Judge 180
Jacob Rice, Ira McCumber 181
Fugitive Slave Case - See Ira McCumber 181
James Petty, Lucinda Smith ne Dunham 182
Mrs. Josiah Simpson, ne Dawson 183
The Bradbury Family, by Samuel Bradbury, Esq. 183
Simeon Elliott and Family 184
Rev. Samuel Branch 184
Papers from the Levi Stedman's Documents - See Rev. Samuel Branch 185 - 188
The Pilchard and Ellis Families 188 - 189
Scholars Equipments 189
Pioneer Hotel 190
First Newspapers Printed in Meigs County 191
"The Buckeye Rovers" - Partially done 2/23/2013 191 - 193
Associate Judges of Meigs County 194
Census List, in 1820, of Rutland, Salisbury and Salem Townships 195
Cyclone in Columbia Township in 1886 196
The Young Kentuckians 197
The Athens Colony 198
The Ackleys 199
Dr. John R. Pilson, Sr., Dr. John McClintock 200 - 201
Rev. Isaac Reynolds 201
Mr. Lucius Cross 202
The Alexanders 203
Dr. David C. Whaley.  The Paine Family 204 - 205
Obiturary of S. C. Larkin 205
 

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