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History of Pickaway County
Source:  History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio
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     All the lands in Circleville township, until they were purchased and entered by private individuals, were owned by the United States.  In other words, they are known as "government lands," in contradistinction from the "Virginia military lands," which comprise of some other townships in Pickaway county.


     We have obtained the original entries of all the lands now comprised in the township of Circleville.  It is certain that a few of the persons making these entries never settled on the lands they entered; but that most of them did, is verified by the recollection of two of the oldest residents of the original township of Washington, viz.:  George TRY now (and for many years) living in Circleville, and Jacob HITLER, living just beyond the line, east; also by that of Samuel LUTZ, now of Salt Creek township.
    The township of Circleville contains sections five to eight (inclusive), seventeen to twenty, twenty-nine to thirty-two, and fractional sections one to seven, of the original township.  The original entries of all these sections and fractional sections are as follows - the most of the sections being entered in quarters:
     Section five was entered by John and James REED, George MOOTS, John JUSTICE, and Peter BUNN, in 1804, 1805, and 1806; section six by George and Philip MOOTS, Joseph YATES, West MILLER, and Thomas McNEAL, in 1804 and 1805; section seven by Conrad MOOTS, West MILLER, John and William McNEAL, and Thomas McNEAL, in 1804, 1805, and 1806; section eight by John DUNKLE, Benjamin YATES, and John STINE, in 1805; section seventeen by Jacob HOSSELTON, MITTON & CLARK,  William WALKER, and Henry ZIMMER, in 1804 and 1805; section eighteen by WEAVER & ROUSH, Thomas McNEAL, Jesse KENT, and John GEEHR, in 1804 and 1805; sections nineteen and twenty by Jacob ZIEGER, sr., May 7, 1801; section twenty-nine by Samuel HILL, on the same date; section thirty by John WRIGHT, Joseph LANE, and Adam WEAVER, in 1804; section thirty-one by Joseph McCUNE, June 8, 1803; section thirty-two by Robert F. SLAUGHTER; June 9, 1801; fractional sections one and two by Anthony BOUCHER, who procured his government patent April 30, 1813; fractional sections three and four by John McNEAL, sr., May 7, 1801; fractional section six by William STUMP and George BREYFOGLE, November 12, 1805; and fractional section seven by John McCUNE, January 8, 1803.  Section nineteen, about half of each of the section twenty and thirty, together with fractional section five, and about half of fractional section six, now make up the territory of the city of Circleville.
     The heirs of Anthony BOUCHER, who entered fractional sections one and two, still live upon the same land.
     Samuel HILL, who settled on section twenty-nine, was from Kentucky.
     Jacob HITLER says that the first settlers on section thirty-two were Samuel and John THOMAS, brothers, from Pennsylvania.
     John WRIGHT, who purchased one one-quarter of section thirty, was an uncle of Mrs. George TRY.  In early line he had been captured by the Indians, was with them several years, and spoke their language readily.
     Mr. GREGG now owns section thirty-one, entered by Joseph McCune.
     Daniel LUDWIG
came from Berks county, Pennsylvania, about 1805, and purchased section thirty-two, which had been entered by Robert F. SLAUGHTER, being situated in what is now the south-east corner of Circleville township.  His son, Jacob LUDWIG, still lives on the old homestead - the fine brick mansion built many years ago by his father, being the first in the county constructed of that material
     Jacob HITLER and his brother now own the farms directly north of LUDWIG's on which they have lived many for years.  Their father came to this county as early as 1798.
     Henry TRIECE (or TREES) came fro Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, about the year 1806.  He purchased the land on which the Forest cemetery now is, and owned it till about 1840, when he sold it to Mr. MOWERY.
     John ROWE
, grandfather of Mayor TODD, about 1808 purchased the farm west of John WRIGHT's in section thirty.


     Henry FORESMAN was born in "Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, Sept. 19, 1786 , ad came to Ohio in 1811,  driving out one of the teams of the uncle, William FORESMAN, a pioneer settler in Wayne township.  He married his cousin, Jane L. FORESMAN, daughter of Alexander FORESMAN, Mar. 17, 1814.  He subsequently purchased a farm a short distance west of the old village of Jefferson, in Pickaway township.  The purchase price was six thousand dollars, of which he paid four thousand dollars down, but was never able to pay the balance, owing to the hard times succeeding the war of 1812.  The sad result was, that he lost the farm and all that he had paid.  After renting a farm for a year or two, he settled [1823] in Circleville, where he commenced working at the blacksmith's trade, which he followed the most of his life.  He died Sept. 17, 1860.  His wife died Jan. 6, 1869.  He had four children, of whom the three sons are all living, viz.:  William K., a blacksmith, living in Circleville; Robert, a mile north, and Alexander, in Florida.  The daughter, Sarah Jane (Plumb) died. Dec. 13, 1857.
     Alexander FORESMAN (brother of Henry, mentioned above,) came from Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, to Pickaway county, in 1812.  He was a weaver by trade, and located in Circleville, where he continued to lie until his death, in 1832.  He was a captain in the Revolutionary war.
     HENRY BURGET came from Hampshire county, Virginia, to Pickaway county, in 1811, and in 1812 bought the farm owned by Mr. Denny, just north of the corporation of Circleville.  There he lived till 1836, when he removed to one of his houses in town, only to die, and be buried in what is now called the old cemetery.  He had married in Virginia, about 1803, Mary DICKSON, of whom he had nine children - four born in Virginia, the rest here.  All these are dead but two sons and one daughter.   The two sons, James and Washington, live in Illinois, and the daughter, Mrs. Sarah (Burget) Smith, still lives in Circleville.  She married, in 1826, William D. SMITH, of this place, a farmer by occupation, who died in 1856, having had, in all, sixteen children, nine of whom are still living.


     The first recorded action that we can find, looking toward the division of the old township of Washington and the erection of its western part into the township of Circleville, is the minutes of the commissioners of the county of Pickaway, of 1813 to 1837, as follows:
                                                                         "PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO, March 4, 1833.
     The petition of sundry citizens of Washington township, ion said county, was this day laid before the commissioners of said county, praying for a division of said township, which was continued till tomorrow, March 5, 1833."
     Immediately under this, on the same page, stands the following:
                                                                          "MARCH, 6, A. D., 1833.
     The above petition, [being] viewed and considered this day, there was a division [i. e., disagreement] of the commissioners present, to-wit: John Boggs, esq., against division; John Mills, in favor of division; and a notice of Daniel Dreisbach, esq., in favor of the division, which is now on file."
     Across both of these minutes several lines of erasure were drawn; but several pages further on we find the following:
                                                                          "MARCH 6TH, 1833, PICKAWAY CO., O.
     On the application of sundry citizens of Washington township, for an immediate advertisement for an election to be held in the new township, as petitioned for, named by two of the commissioners, (to-wit, Daniel Dreisbach and John Mills) Circleville township, and that a board not being present, and a division in the opinion of those present, it is therefore ordered that the above petition and application be suspended until 18th March, inst.
                                                                                                                     JOHN MILLS,
                                                                                                                     DANIEL DREISBACH."
     "March 7th.  Notice of appeal this day entered by John Shoup, esq."
"And on the 11th March, A. D., 1833, a notice was filed, directed:
       Gentlemen - You will please to take notice that the undersigned citizens and residents of Washington township in Pickaway county have taken an appeal from your decision, made by you at your March session, A. D. 1833, dividing Washington township in said county of Pickaway, and that the same will be presented to the court of common pleas of said county, at the next May term, for hearing.
                                                       Yours, &c.,                              JOHN SHOUP,
                                                                                                       JOHN YATES,
                                                                                                       ANDREW BRINER."
     These are all the records to be found in the minutes of the board. 
     It would seem from this, that the erased minutes were really the record of an action, taken by the county commissioners, which was regarded as an actual division of the township.  But whether this was so or no, it is pretty obvious that action was taken, of which no record has been preserved.  For instance, there is no record of the naming of the new township by Dreisbach and Mills, who constituted a majority of the board.  How it happened that a part of the records were kept, and not all; and what has become of the papers which are spoken of as being placed on file, we have found nobody that can tell.  The eighteenth day of March, the day set by the commissioners for considering "the application of sundry citizens for an immediate advertisement of an election to be held in the new township," we may suppose to have been allowed to pass without any action; because nothing could be done before the hearing of the "appeal," which was set for the May term of court.  But who authorized the election which, as we shall see, must have been held about the first of April, will probably forever remain a sealed mystery.
     During its May term, the court of common pleas, as we find in the records, made the following order:
"John Shoup and others, May term, 1833.}  An appeal taken from a decision of the commissioners of Pickaway county, making a new township by the name of Circleville township.
     The court, having carefully inspected the papers in the ease, and heard the arguments of counsel, do order that the same be stricken from the docket for want of jurisdiction."

     Meanwhile the people had "cut the Gordian knot" by holding an election of officers for the new township.  In the office of the township clerk we find a record, not of their election, but of their being sworn into office on the 2d of April, 1833.  We hence conclude that the election must have been held about the 1st of April.  The officers inducted at that time, were the following: Jacob Leiby, township clerk; Ferguson Flemming and John Groce, trustees; Henry B. Joy, William L. Pembroke and Edwin R. Reigen, constables; George C. Gephart, fence viewer.  Whether any other officers were elected that year cannot now be ascertained.  The first election of which we find a complete record, was the one held March 4, 1836; when the following officers were elected: Valentine Keffer, township clerk; sworn into office before John Ludwig, justice of the peace.  Matthias Robins, Thos. Pedrick and Jacob Try, trustees; sworn in before the clerk, Valentine Keffer.  Jerome Wolfley and James Gill, constables; sworn in before the same.  Andrew Briner, Francis Dana and Thomas Moore, supervisors; sworn in before the same.  Wm. R. Rinehart and Henry Forseman, overseers of the poor; sworn in before the same.  John L. Green, James Gill and Wm. McArthur, fence viewers; sworn in before different officers.
     We close our notice of township incorporation, by giving a list of the present officers.  It will be seen that several new offices have been added, and that of "fence viewers" dropped.  The election took place April 7, 1879.  Parmer Lowe, Lewis Atkinson and Jason Case, justices of the peace; George Gearhart, Wm. Cage and Franz Moeller, trustees; J. F. Hoffman, treasurer; W. H. Sweyer, clerk; Wm. Mitchell, constable; H. Seigwald, E. K. Rife, Jerome Wolfley, Louis Meyers, James Simmes and Lew. Pontious, assessors; Erwin Jones, Wm. Noonan and James Shaner, supervisors.


     These are hardly as diversified as might be desired.  The wonderful adaptedness of the soil to wheat and corn, the universal demand for those staples, and the small amount of capital, as well as skill and practice, necessary for their cultivation, gave to them an early preponderance over other industrial products, which they have been allowed to hold longer, perhaps, than they should.  The raising of cattle for the eastern market has, at different times, been quite largely carried on, and the "hog crop" has always been large, as the immense "clearances" of pork and lard abundantly show.  But the citizens complain that not a pound of cheese is raised in the township, for sale, and hardly butter enough for the home demand, and that, too, of an inferior quality.  With a soil capable of producing the most nutritious grass in abundance, there would seem to be no good reason why both cheese factories and creameries could not be made to yield a handsome profit.  Let us hope, too, that at no distant day, mills for the manufacture of linseed oil and fibre will be established in Circleville; thus stimulating the cultivation of flax, and giving employment to many, otherwise idle, hands, and much unemployed capital.
     Several portable steam-engines, manufactured by the Scioto machine works, are owned in different parts of the township, and are operated by their owners wherever needed, in sawing wood and lumber, and, more especially in threshing grain.
     In the vicinity of the town, there are several large vegetable gardens, one of which (that of Mr. Geo. Sweiger) raises vegetables for the Columbus market - all the others being needed to supply the home demand.  There are, also, several brick kilns, owned and operated outside of the corporation, one of the largest being that of Mr. McCollister, just north of the city.
     In going about over the township, we have been much gratified by the general evidences of thrift and comfort everywhere presented.  The primitive mode of architecture, as seen in the log cabin, has not yet disappeared, and we will not deny that its occasional appearance adds somewhat to the picturesquesness of many a beautiful landscape.  But we own ourselves better pleased with the elegant farm mansion, so often met with, located on its well-chosen site, overshadowed by graceful trees, amid decorated grounds, which tell unmistakably of the presence of wealth, of culture, and of refinement.


     The early physicians of Pickaway county, in common with    all the early settlers in a heavily timbered country, had, from their first arrival, and for many years, a life of hardship to endure the gigantic obstacles to overcome.  The patients they were called upon to visit lived, in most cases, at a considerable distance from each other, and the only roads were blind paths and blazed threes from one habitation to another.  A journey of many weary miles each day, accomplished on horseback, had to be taken in order to visit a very few families, and often these journeys were attended with great danger, for no matter how wild the storm, or how swollen the streams, suffering humanity must be relieved.  Fevers and ague were the prevailing diseases, and at some seasons they baffled the skill of the best physicians of the day, and became malignant, threatening at times to depopulate the country, and drive the settlers back to the borders of civilization to preserve their lives from the unseen foe.
     Among the first physicians to locate in Pickaway county, were Dr. Daniel TURNEY, Dr. Erastus WEBB and Dr. William N. LUCKEYDr. TURNEY removed from Shepherdtown, Virginia, to Ross county, Ohio, in 1800.  He first commenced the practice of medicine in Jefferson, Pickaway county.  He removed to Circleville about the time the town was first laid out, in 1810, and became the first resident physician of the place.  He was an eminent physician and surgeon, and made himself thoroughly acquainted with the various types of disease incident to the disturbance of the virgin soil of the new country.  He was eminently successful in his practice and never remitted his exertions to heal the sick while life lasted.  He remained in Circleville until 1823, when he removed to Columbus, where he continued in practice until his death in 1827.
     Dr. Erastus WEBB was the second physician to locate in Circleville, arriving about 1815.  His former home was in New York State.  He continued in successful practice throughout the adjoining county, having an extensive ride, and possessing the confidence of the people in a marked degree until his death, which occurred in 1848.
     Dr. William N. LUCKEY was the next physician in Circleville, coming to that place from Pennsylvania in about 1819.  He did his share of the practice, and was known as a careful and painstaking practitioner.  He continued in business until his death, in 1847.
     Dr. HILL was a student of Dr. WEBB, and after preparing himself under the instruction of so good a practitioner, he began the practice of medicine in about 1825 or 1826.  He remained in practice in Circleville a few years, when he removed to near Terre Haute, Indiana, where he practiced until his death many years later.
     Dr. Edson B. OLDS came to Ohio in 1818, then a poor young man of sixteen yeas of age.  He taught school to procure the means for obtaining a profession, and commenced the study of law with his brother, Joseph OLDS.  Owing to an impediment in his speech, he was discouraged from continuing the study of law, and shortly began the study of medicine with Dr. William N. LUCKY, finishing his studies at a Philadelphia medical university.  He began practice at Kingston, Ross county, in 1824, and remained there about four years.  In 1828 he came to Circleville and conducted a successful practice until 1837, when he engaged in a general produce and mercantile business. He became an active politician, and was several times elected to the State legislature, and twice to congress.  He removed to Lancaster in 1859, and died there in January, 1879.
     Dr. Peter K. HULL settled in Circleville about 1834 or 1835, and practiced medicine until about 1844, when he removed to Monticello, Indiana, where he died about 1858.
     Dr. T. H. GIBSON was a native of Pickaway County, and early commenced the study of medicine with Dr. William N. LUCKEY,  He began practice about 1823, and continued at his profession until 1836.  He suffered from consumption, and visited White Sulpher Springs, Virginia, for relief, but died from the disease when on his return to his home, in 1836.
     Dr. FINLEY practiced medicine in Circleville from about 1825 to 1833, when he removed to South Bend, Indiana.
     Dr. A. W. THOMPSON is a native of Massachusetts, and in that State commenced the study of medicine.  Before completing his studies he came to Ohio and read with his brother, Dr. J. C. THOMPSON, of South Bloomfield, after which he graduated from Berkshire medical college.  He first commenced practice in Kingston, Ross county, and, after a short time, removed to Circleville, where he has built up a large and lucrative practice.  An extended notice of his life appears in another part of his work.
     Dr. J. B. JONES was a graduate of the Jefferson medical college, Philadelphia, in the class of 1837.  Immediately after graduating he began the practice of his profession in Muskingum county, where he remained two years, in 1839 removing to Circleville, where he built up an extensive practice.  He was a victim of consumption, and spent one winter in Texas, in search of a relief from the dread disease.  His death occurred in Circleville, in 1846.  He left a widow and one child, who now live in Circleville.
     Dr. Wayne GRISWOLD was born and received the benefit of an academical education in Buckland, Franklin county, Massachusetts.  He studied medicine and graduated from Berkshire medical college, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1834.  Immediately after graduating he commenced the practice of medicine in Whitingham, Vermont, where he remained until 1839, when he removed to Circleville.  He had a house and office on the lot now occupied by the court house, and, after obtaining a good start in business, loss all by fire, which destroyed his buildings.  He then commenced again, and, with indomitable energy, built up a large and lucrative practice, which he continued until 172, when he retired from active labor, leaving his business to Doctors WILDER and BOWERS, his nephew and son-in-law.  In 1849 he engaged with his brother-in-law, W. W. BALLARD, in the drug business, continuing his connection with this business until 1865.  To him a great deal of the credit of the present mission-school system of Circleville is due.  He was an indefatigable worker in the cause of education, and served some time on the school board and in the city council.  Politically a democrat, he worked for the success of his party, and, in 1847, ran for the State senator, and, in 1851, for representative, but did not secure an election.  In 1853 he was elected member of the board of public works, and served one term.
     Dr. Chester OLDS came from Vermont to Circleville about 1850, and engaged in the practice of medicine, at which he continued some ten years, when he died.
     Dr. Louis BIERCE came from the Athens sometime after 1840, and he died in Circleville, after practicing about two years.
     Dr. H. C. JOHNS
read medicine in Circleville with Dr. J. B. JONES, and engaged in practice with him for a short time.  He removed to Decatur, Illinois, about 1849, and is now in practice there.
     Dr. Kingsley RAY
practiced in Worthington and in Delaware, and, in 1845, removed to Circleville, where he practiced until 1865, and where he now resides.  His biography appears on another page of this work.
     Dr. Charles H. HAWKES
graduated at Berkshire medical college, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1845.  After graduating, he read another year at Middlebury, Vermont.  In 1847, he commenced practice at Tarlton, Pickaway county, and in 1848 came to Circleville, and entered into partnership with Dr. Marcus BROWN,,,,, with whom he continued one year.  In 1849, he opened an office by himself, and continued in practice until 1873, when he was seized with a disease of the brain which eventually caused his death, in 1878.  He was placed in the insane asylum at Dayton, for a time, and then at Athens, where he received marked advantages, and was, after a time, able to return home, where he remained some fifteen months.  His malady returned, and he was taken to the asylum at Columbus, where he died.
     Dr. Marcus BROWN
, first commenced practicing in Williamsport, Ohio, in 1825.  He remained there eleven years, when he removed to Circleville, and continued to practice until 1850, when he sold his business to Dr. TAYLOR.  In 1849 he engaged in banking in Circleville.  An extended notice of his life will be found in this work.
     Dr. Samuel D. TURNEY
read medicine under Dr. P. K. HULL, and attended one course of lectures at Starling medical college, in 1849-50.  He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1851, and immediately engaged in practice in Circleville, and continued in active business until his death, in January, 1878.  His biography appears on another page of the Circleville history.
     Dr. N. E. JONES
graduated from the Cleveland medical college, in 1846, and practiced in that city two years.  He then spent several years in the West, a part of the time in Dubuque, Iowa.  In 1853, he came to Circleville, where he opened an office, and has built up an enviable practice.  In 1878, he associated with him his son, Dr. Howard E. JONES, who had read medicine with him, and graduated at the Ohio medical college, in Cincinnati, in the winter of 1875-6.  He afterwards took a post graduate course at the college of physicians and surgeons, in New York.
     Dr. William L. PECK
came to Circleville about 1855, and practiced in company with Dr. Chester OLDS until 1861, when he was commissioned as assistant surgeon in the Ohio regiment.  He was afterwards promoted to surgeon of a regiment, and served until the close of the war.  Soon after his return he was appointed superintendent of the Columbus insane asylum, where he remained until after the institution was burned.  He was in charge during the rebuilding of the asylum, until it was near completion, when another took his place, and he removed to Cincinnati, where he established a sanitarium.  He remained in Cincinnati for some time, and then removed to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he now resides.
practiced the eclectic system of medicine for a time, previous to 1857.
practiced the eclectic system of medicine for a time, and died in Circleville in 1854 or '55.
     Dr. Jephtha DAVIS
was an eclectic physician here from about 1858 until 1872, when he removed to Kansas.
     Dr. C. C. SHARP
came to Circleville from Galveston, Texas, about 1857, and remained in practice until about 1869, when he removed to Columbus.  He left there for Lexington, Kentucky, thence to Louisville, and is now located in Chicago.
     Dr. D. M. KINSMAN
came to Circleville when a young man, and was for some time employed in the schools of the place.  He read medicine with Dr. William L. PECK, and graduated from the Ohio medical college, Cincinnati, in 1863.  After his graduation, he entered into partnership with Dr. A. W. THOMPSON, which, continued until 1866, when he removed to Lancaster.  There he remained five or six years, when he became connected with Starling medical college, Columbus.
     Dr. G. A. WILDER
read medicine with Dr. Wayne GRISWOLD, in 1856, and for several years afterward.  He attended lectures at Berkshire medical college, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1864.  In 1865 he entered into partnership with Dr. GRISWOLD, in Circleville, where he has since remained.  Dr. GRISWOLD gave up his practice in 1872, wince which time he has been in partnership with Dr. BOWERS.  Previous to entering up the regular study of medicine he was employed in the drugstore of GRISWOLD & BALLARD, and, while there, made considerable progress in his studies.
     Dr. E. D. BOWERS commenced the study of medicine under Dr. H. CULBERTSON, of Zanesville, where he remained but a short time, when he went to Philadelphia, and studied nearly three years, graduating in 1861, at Jefferson medical college.  In 1862, he was commissioned assistant surgeon of the Ninety-third Ohio infantry, and in March, 1865, was promoted to be full surgeon.   Soon after being mustered out of service, in October, 1865, he was, for a time, in the asylum for the insane at Columbus, as assistant, and in 1867 entered into partnership with Drs. GRISWOLD & WILDER, in Circleville.  Since 1872 he has been in partnership with Dr. WILDER. 
     Dr. M. HAMMEL
read medicine with Drs. GRISWOLD & WILDER, in 1865, and in 1868, graduated from the Ohio medical college, of Cincinnati.  He engaged in practice at Five Points, in Monroe township, where he remained five months, when he removed to Waterloo, where he practiced six months.  In the spring of 1869 he located in Circleville, where he has since remained.
     Dr. A. H. SHAEFFER graduated from Starling medical college in 1849, and soon after commenced the practice of medicine at Royalton, Fairfield county.  He remained there but a short time, when he removed to Oakland, in the same county, and practiced eighteen years.  In May, 1860, he came to Circleville, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession.
     Dr. L. C. VERNON
read medicine with Dr. SHARP, in Circleville, in 1857.  He graduated from the Eclectic medical institute at Cincinnati, in 1864, and went to Zanesville, where he practiced until 1873, when he came to Circleville, where he has since practiced.  Previous to his graduation he practiced for a tome at Washington Court House.
was a student with Drs. TURNEY & THOMPSON, in 1864.  He attended lectures at Miami medical college, Cincinnati, where he graduated in 1867.  After graduating he was chosen by competitive examination, physician in the old commercial hospital, (now the Cincinnati hospital) for one year.  He was then engaged in private practice in Cincinnati for a year and a half.  In 1873 he came to Circleville and opened an office.  He was in partnership with Dr. TURNEY from January, 1877, until his death, since which time he has conducted business by himself.  He has built up an extensive and lucrative practice in and about Circleville.
     Dr. G. T. ROWE
read medicine in the office of Dr. S. D. TURNEY in 1874-7, graduating the latter year from the university of Maryland, at Baltimore.  He attended one course of lectures in 1876, at the Ohio medical college.  In 1877 he entered into partnership with Dr. A. W. THOMPSON, with whom he is still associated.
     Dr. Thomas BLACKSTONE
was a student with his uncle Dr. William BLACKSTONE, of Athens.  He attended one course of lectures at the Ohio medical college, in 1872, and graduated from the Bellevue hospital medical college, in New York, in 1873.  In 1874 he was appointed assistant physician at Athens asylum, for the insane, where he remained three yearsHe then spent a year in London and Vienna, at their famous hospitals, and in the fall of 1878 came to Circleville, where he now practices.  Previous to entering upon the study of medicine, he graduated from the Ohio university at Athens.
     Dr. F. BAKER
practiced in Ashland, Kentucky, for a time, and then 1878 came to Circleville, where he is now in practice.
     Dr. John C. KING graduated form the university of Nashville, in 1874.  In 1872 he commenced the homoeopathic practice in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and served on the staff of physicians at the homoeopathic charity hospital of Pittsburgh, for three years  In 1878 he came to Circleville, where he has built up a good practice, being the only physician of that school in the place.
     Dr. George A. ROWE
read medicine with Dr. L. C. VERNON, in 1876, and graduated from the eclectic medical institute of Cincinnati, in 1878.  Since that time he has been located in Circleville.
came to Circleville in 1878.  He had been in practice in other places some fifteen years previous to his location here.




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