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Union County, Ohio
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War History Union County, Ohio .

1883
 

CONTENTS

PART I.

HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

Geographical Position 19
Early Explorations 20
Discovery of Ohio 32
English Explorations and Settlements 34
American Settlements 59
Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73


PART II.

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

History of Ohio 93
French History 96
Ordinance of 1787, NO. 32 105
The War of 1812 122
Banking 126
The Canal System 128
Ohio Land Tracts 129
Improvements 132
State Boundaries 136
Organization of Counties 137
Description of Counties 137
Early Events 137
Governors of Ohio 160
Ancient Works 174
Some General Characteristics 177
Outline Geology of Ohio 179
Ohio's Rank During the War 182
A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Some Discussed Subjects 196
Conclusion 200
Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787, from the Statutes of Ohio.  Edited by Salmon P. Chase, and Published in the year 1833 204

PART III.

HISTORY OF UNION COUNTY.

CHAPTER I. -
 - Physical Features
 - Geography, Topography, Geology, Soils, Inc.
215
CHAPTER II. -
 - The Western Border
 - Indian Occupants
 - Border Warfare
 - Treaties, Facts and Incidents
222
CHAPTER III. -
 - The Virginia Military District
 - Origin of Title
 - Explorations and Surveys
 - Prominent Surveyors
 - First Settlements in the District
262
CHAPTER IV. -
 - Pioneer History
 - Pre-Historic
 - Early Events, Manners and Customs
 - Early Schools, Organizations, Etc.
 - Miscellaneous Matters of Interest Concerning Pioneer Times
277
CHAPTER V. -
 - Organization of Union County
 - Its Pedigree
304
 - Organization and Facts Connected Therewith
 - Its Division Into Townships
 - Location of County Seat
 - County Buildings
304
CHAPTER VI. -
 - County Societies
328
CHAPTER VII. -
 - The County Board
 - Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners
 - statistical
341
CHAPTER VIII. -
 - The Courts and Civil List
359
CHAPTER IX. -
 - The Bench and Bar of Union County
374
CHAPTER X. -
 - The Union County Medical Association
397
CHAPTER XI. -
 - The Press of Union County
399
CHAPTER XII. -
 - Log Cabin Campaign of 1840, etc.
402
CHAPTER XIII. -
 - Internal Improvements
410

PART IV.

MILITARY RECORD

CHAPTER I. -
 - War of the Revolution
427
CHAPTER II. -
 - War of 1812
429
CHAPTER III. -
 - The Old Militia
434
CHAPTER IV. -
 - The Mexican War, 1846-1847
437
CHAPTER V. -
 - The War of the Rebellion

441
 - Roster
 - Infantry Regiments w/History

452-523
 - Cavalry Regiments, w/History 523-530
 - Miscellaneous Regiments w/History 530
 - Miscellaneous Enlistments - 533 533
 - Siege of Cincinnati 534
 - Veterans 535
 - A Tabular List of Military Organizations of Ohio, with the leading facts in their History 537
 - Losses by Regiments of Union County Soldiers 540
 - Union County's Heroic Dead 541
 - National Military Cemeteries 541
 - Names and Dates of the Principal Battles of the War of the Rebellion 542
 - Relief Work and Aid Societies 551
 - Union County Ex-Soldiers' Association 553
 - Grand Army of the Republic 554
 - Marches, Battles and Sieges 557

PART V.

TOWNSHIP HISTORIES

CHAPTER I. - Paris Twp. - Marysville 3
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 76
CHAPTER II. - Union Township 158
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 198
CHAPTER III. - Darby Township 217
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 242
CHAPTER IV. - Jerome Township - Updated 12/12/2020 262
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 291
CHAPTER V - Mill Creek Township 328
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 343
CHAPTER VI. - Dover Township - Partial 353
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 372
CHAPTER VII. - Liberty Township 381
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 404
CHAPTER VIII. - Leesburg Township 414
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 433
CHAPTER IX. - Allen Township - Partial ** 451
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 471
CHAPTER X. - Jackson Township 484
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 501
CHAPTER XI. - York Township 513
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 535
CHAPTER XII. - Claibourne Township - Updated 12/12/2020   ** 557
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 607
CHAPTER XIII. - Washington Township - FINISHED 12/12/2020 656
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 666
CHAPTER IX. - Taylor Township 674
 - Biographical Sketches - Partial 684

PORTRAITS
 
Otway Curry - Frontispiece  

PART II.
 
 - Curry, James A. 115
 - Fullington, James 211
 - Gill, Jesse 206
 - Hamilton, C. S. 170
 - Hamilton, William 134
 - Langstaff, J. H. 187
 - Woods, W. W. 151

PART III. -
 
 - Chapman, A. S. 370
 - Coats, John B. 226
 - Fulton, William T. 275
 - Hamilton, G. B. 255
 - Howard, Nathan 235
 - Longbrake, Levi 286
 - McCampbell, A. H. 385
 - McNeil, Andrew 266
 - McPeck, W. H. 416
 - Rickard, George M. 396
 - Riehey, J. K. 345
 - Shearer, John H. 295
 - Southard, J. Q. 405
 - Stephens, George 246
 - Stillings, Thomas 356
 - Thompson, James 365
 - Woodburn, S. B. 336

PART IV. -
 
 - Hamilton, H. C. 550
 - Henderson, D. H. 462
 - Henderson, D. W. 515
 - Hobensack, John 533
 - Robb, W. H. 443
 - Robinson, A. B. 498
 - Sabine, Andrew 479

PART V. -
 
 - Cheney, Lorenzo 29
 - Gray, John 20
 - Hamilton, I. N. 49
 - Hazen, E. E. 80
 - Hazen, W. P. 40
 - Hedges, J. W. 60
 - Henry - Hazen 89
 - McPeck, George M. 69
 - Robinson, S. D. 9
PART V. - Continued.  
 - Amrine, Henry 409
 - Beecher, Walter B. 229
 - Bennett, J. F. 329
 - Blair, John 160
 - Blake, A. J. 149
 - Clark, Shepherd 360
 - Coder, George 569
 - Coe, Philip 369
 - Cranston, Peleg 200
 - Cranston, Stephen 420
 - Davis, Amon 549
 - Decker, Leroy 100
 - Dodge, J. H. 120
 - Elliott, John 469
 - Finley, J. V. 340
 - Fox, E. K. 129
 - Fox, Henry 429
 - Gabriel, J. J. 500
 - Glascoe, B. P. 560
 - Goff, H. P. 220
 - Gunder, J. M. 520
 - Haines, J. D. 380
 - Henderson, W. C. 180
 - Herd, James 489
 - Hill, Robert 289
 - Jewell, S. S. 249
 - Kilgore, S. D. 460
 - King, E. Y. 140
 - Lingrel, Matthew 400
 - McCullough, J. T. 109
 - Mahaffey, J. T. 240
 - Maskill, John 509
 - Newhouse, John 440
 - Partridge, R. L. 169
 - Paver, John 580
 - Reyner, David 449
 - Sager, Michael 280
 - Sherwood, Samuel 389
 - Skidmore, Thomas 529
 - Skidmore, William M. 540
 - Smith, James 260
 - Smith, James S. 309
 - Taylor, Andrew 480
 - Turner, Luther 209
 - Wilber, George 189
 - Winget, W. M. 320
 - Witter, Elijah 349
 - Wood, W. C. 269

ILLUSTRATIONS
 
Source of the Mississippi 22
La Salle Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24
Buffalo Hunt 26
Trapping 28
Mouth of the Mississippi 31
High Bridge 33
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersman 55
Present Site of Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 58
A Pioneer Dwelling 60
Lake Bluff 62
Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 68
Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 74
Perry's Monument, Cleveland 91
Niagara Falls 92


MISCELLANEOUS
 

Map of Union County 14-15
Constitution of the United States 79
Area of the United States 203
Area of the Principal Countries in the World 203
First Union County Court House, Lithograph 305
Third Union County Court House, Lithograph 316
Fourth Union County Court House, Lithograph 325
Population of the Principal Countries in the World 203
Population of Ohio by Counties 203
Population of Union County 347
Photo-Lithograph of account kept by Col. James Carry when in the service of the United States, made form the original document 300

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