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Source:
History of Shelby County, Ohio
with
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
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Publ. Philadelphia, PA:
R. Sutton & So.
1883

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CONTENTS
 

  Page
Preface 3
Introduction 17
Discovery 17
The Indians 22
Titles to Ohio 28
Early White Men in Ohio 29
Early Military Expeditions 29
Organization of Illinois County 33
Western Expeditions 34
The Mound Builders 36
Indian Wars 45
The Shawnees 71
Northwest Territory 78
Ohio 103
SHELBY COUNTY 131
COUNTY
 - Physical Features
132
GEOLOGY
 - Elevation of the County
 - Topography of the County
 - The Rain Fall
 - The Drift
 - Bedded Stone
133
POLITICAL DIVISIONS 138
SETTLEMENT 138
PERMANENT SETTLEMENT
 - Indian Murders
140
ORGANIZATION 141
THE COUNTY SEAT
 - Public Highways
 - Education
 - Religious Institutions
 - Statistics of Wealth and Settlement
 - Expenses
141
  Page
 - The Settlers and the Lands Entered 148
 - Personal Property for 1825 153
 - Court-House and Jail 153
 - Commissioners' Proceedings and Common Pleas Court Minutes 153
 - Common Plea Court Minutes 169
 - Probate Court Records 174
 - Early Marriages - FINISHED 175
 - Wolf Scalps - FINISHED 176
PERRY TOWNSHIP 177
GREEN TOWNSHIP 178
ORANGE TOWNSHIP 178
CLINTON TOWNSHIP 178
TURTLE CREEK TOWNSHIP 178
LORAMIE TOWNSHIP 178
CYNTHIAN TOWNSHIP 178
 - Infirmary 178
 - Political Parties 178
 - Statistics 178
COUNTY OFFICERS 180
 - PORTRAIT - JOHN HART Res.  
 - PORTRAIT - JOHN A. VORESS  
 - PORTRAIT - S. VALENTINE Residence  
 - PORTRAIT - WM. C. VALENTINE Residence  
 - County Officers - 1882 185
 - Post-offices and Postmasters - 1882 185
  Page
Orange Township 183
 - Early Events 185
 - Location 185
 - Organization 185
 - Early Settlement 186
 - List of Township officers 186
 KIRKWOOD (Old Pontiac) 186
 - Churches 187
 Biographies 187
Green Township 196
 - Biographies 202
Perry Township 210
 - Biographies 216
Jackson Township 227
 - Biographies 229
Dinsmore Township 237
 - Biographies 241
Van Buren Township 251
- Biographies 252
  Page
McLean Township 254
 - Biographies 263
Cynthian Township - Partial 270
 - Biographies 273
Washington Township 276
 - Biographies 281
Turtle Creek Township 290
 - Biographies 297
Loramie Township 306
 - Biographies 312
Franklin Township 321
 - Biographies 322
Salem Township 331
 - Biographies 333
Clinton Township 342
 - Biographies 369
Military Record 394
Addenda - Constitutional Convention 405
Conclusion 406


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS:

Portrait of General Anthony Wayne 54
Portrait of Jonathan Chapman 121
ORANGE TOWNSHIP:  
Residence of John Hart (with portraits) 181
Residence of John A. Voress (with portraits) 181
Residence of Wm. C. Valentine (with portraits) 182
Residence of J. B. Francis 192
Residence of Noah Rhinehart (with portraits) 192
Residence of Daniel V. Dingman (with portraits) 193
Residence of James M. Caven 292
Portraits of W. B. Lefferson and wife 342 
GREEN TOWNSHIP:  
Residence of S. F. Dorsey 197
Residence of D. Brelsford 197
Residence and saw-mill of J. P. Hageman 198
Residence and nursery of W. Branson & Sons 198
Residence and office of Dr. J. C. Leedom 202
Residence of I. C. Dorsey 202
Residence of P. F. Verdier 203
PERRY TOWNSHIP:  
Residence of John Valentine (with portraits) 212
Residence of John Key 212
Residence of U. M. Stiles 292
Portraits of George Sturm and wife 284
JACKSON TOWNSHIP:  
Residence and office of Dr. J. M. Carter (with portraits) 226
Portrait of George Hawver 324
DINSMORE TOWNSHIP:  
Kah House 236
Residence of Joab Glick 236
Residence of P. Hunt 236
Residence of Balser Hagelsberger 242
Residence of Mrs. Lucretia Baker 319
Tile Yard of Killian & Ludlum 242
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP:  
Residence of Phillip Maurer 250
McLEAN TOWNSHIP:  
St. Michael Church 260 &
261
Portrait of Father Wm. Bigot 267
Store and residence of J. H. Lohman 272
Residence of Henry Menke 272
Residence and store of Leander Northeis 262
Residence of Dr. W. H. Hopkins 272
Residence of John Brucken 256
Residence of Martin Brucken 256
Residence of Joseph Rieger 256
Store of J. H. Rottinghaus 256
Store of B. S. Chesler 256
Store of J. D. Inderrieder 256
Store of S. H. Quartman 256
Store of J. H. Wellman 256
Hotel of Joseph Vondrell 319
Residence and store of Joseph Vockes 319
LORAMIE TOWNSHIP:  
Residence of James Clark 250
Residence of W. W. Ginn 292
Residence of J. W. Akin 307
Residence of I. S. Cox 307
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP:  
Residence of J. T. Bailey 276
Residence of H. C. Lenox 276
Portraits of Jacob Rasor and wife 284
Lockington High School 292
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP:  
Portraits of George Fridley and wife 324
Portraits of Thomas Shaw and wife 284
SALEM TOWNSHIP:  
G. E. Allinger 330
Port Jefferson High School 330
S. C. Burton 337
Bailey W. Gilfillen 337
Glenn Cemetery 338
CLINTON TOWNSHIP:  
Portrait of Judge Hugh Thompson 353
Portrait of Hon. Benjamin LeFever 368
Portrait of Maxwell Page 392
Portrait of Wells Page 382
Portrait of Gen. James O.. Amos 130
Portrait of H. S. Ailes 130
Portrait of J. S. Laughlin 130
Portrait of A. J. Robinson 130
Portrait of Hudson Gartley 130
Portrait of F. Amann 364
Portrait of S. Alex. Leckey 364
Portrait of Peter Goffena 364
Portrait of John Wagner 364
Residence of J. E. Wilkinson 344
Residence of W. B. Spencer 344
Tile Yard and residence of Mrs. S. S. Wells 344
Grocery and residence of C. Wolf 319

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