OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

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Welcome to
Miami County, Ohio

History & Genealogy

The
History
of
Miami County,  Ohio

CONTAINING
A History of the County; its Cities, Towns, etc.; General and Local
Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio;
Map of Miami County; Constitution of the United States,
Miscellaneous Matters, etc. etc.
ILLUSTRATED
Chicago:
W. H. Beers & Co.
 1880

CONTENTS.

HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

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Geographical Position..... 19 History of Ohio..... 93 Governors of Ohio..... 160
Early Explorations..... 20 French History ..... 96 Ancient Works..... 174
Discovery of the Ohio..... 32 Ordinance of 1787, No. 32..... 105 Some General Characteristics 177
English Explorations and Settlements 34 The War of 1812 122 Outline Geology of Ohio..... 179
American Settlements..... 59 Banking..... 126 Ohio's Rank During the War 182
Division of the Northwest Territory 65 Improvements 132 A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69 Boundary Lines 136 Some Discussed Subjects 196
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73 Organization of Counties and Early Events 137 Conclusion 200
           
ILLUSTRATIONS.
Source of the Mississippi 22 High Bridge 33 Lake Bluff 62
La Salle Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24 Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42 Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 68
Buffalo Hunt 26 Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55 Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Trapping 28 Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 58 Perry's Monument, Cleveland 91
Mouth of the Mississippi 31 A Pioneer Dwelling 60 Niagara Falls 92
HISTORY OF MIAMI COUNTY.
Owners of the Soil 207 Ladies' Industrial Department 236 Miami County in the Ohio Legislature 283
Extinction of the Indian Title 208 Log-Rolling 236 Miami in the Great Rebellion 285
Settlement of the Ohio Valley 209 An Old-Time Schoolhouse 236 Geology, Ancient Mounds, Relics, etc. 290
Institution and Boundary of Miami County 210 Temperance Talk 237 Prairies 301
Expedition of Gen. G. R. Clarke 210 Corn Husking 238 Plum Thickets 302
Earliest Settlement 213 Game and Hunters 238 Old Fortification of Piqua 302
Early Settlement 215 Pigeon Roosts 240 Relics 307
Hindrances to Early Settlement 216 Squirrels and Squirrel Hunts 240 Statistics 307
Little Copper Distillery 218 Mails 243 Friends' Church at West Branch 847
Dress 218 Capture of the Moffitt Boys 243 Brown Township 309
Food and Cooking 219 County Seat 246 Spring Creek Township 322
Biographical Reminiscences 220 Miami in the War of 1812 247 Union Township 334
Scalping of Mrs. Martin 221 Killing of Dilbone and Wife 251 Newton Township 358
Caleb Mendenhall 226 The Old Muster 258 Concord Township 372
Old Settlers up to 1807 231 Cut Money or Sharp-Shins 262 Staunton Township 385
Sociability 233 Effects of the War 263 Lost Creek Township 393
Hospitality 233 Improvements, Customs, etc. 264 Elizabeth Township 400
First Preaching 234 Miami County Infirmary 266 Bethel Township 410
Rival Lovers 234 Exhibit 268 Monroe Township 420
Singing Schools 234 Miami County Agricultural Society 269 Washington Township 433
Wives for the Settlers 235 Judicial and Official 274 Newberry Township  
Whisky, Conscience and Mud 235 County Officers 181    
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES (INDEX).
Brown Township 471 Elizabeth Township 558 Concord Township 672
Spring Creek Township 502 Washington Township 577 Newberry Township 724
Lost Creek Township 520 Bethel Township 627 Newton Township 757
Staunton Township 543 Monroe Township 642 Union Township 799
    LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS      
Joseph G. Young, deceased 115 J. H. Ramsey 259 Mrs. Sarah A. Schindler 385
Dr. M. W. Hays 133 Mrs. Dorothy Ramsey 277 William J. Wiley 421
Dr. Horace Coleman 151 Charles Voorhis 313 James M. Dye, deceased 439
Col. A. H. Coleman, deceased 169 Mrs. Emma Voorhis 331 B. F. Brown 457
Mrs. Mary Mitchell, deceased 187 Mrs. Malinda C. Voorhis, deceased 349 N. H. Allbaugh 241
Gen. John Webb 223 John Schindler 367 Knoop Children's Home 404
    MISCELLANEOUS      
Map of Miami County Front Area of the Principal Countries in the World 203 Miles of Railroad in Operation 203
Constitution of the United States 79 Population of the Principal Countries of the world 203 Population of Ohio 202
Population of the United States 203     Population of Miami County 203
Area of the United States 203     Business References 871
           

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