OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

 

Union County, Ohio


History Union County, Ohio
Publ.  By B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
1915
 

CONTENTS

 

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CHAPTER I. - RELATED STATE HISTORY

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  - First White Men in Northwest Territory
- English and French Claims
- Three Successive Sovereign Flags over Present Ohio Territory
- Passing of the Indians
- Battle of Fallen Timbers
- Northwest Territory
- Ohio, the First Northwest State
- Early Settlements
- Activities of the Traders
- French and Indian War
- Pontiac's Conspiracy
- Northwest Territory and Quebec Act
- Revolutionary Period
- George Rogers Clark and His Campaign
- First Surveys and Early Settlers
- Ordinance of 1787
- First State of Government Under the Ordinance
- Second Stage
- Organization of the Northwest Territory
- Representative Stage of Government
- First Territorial Legislature
- Division of 1800
- Census of 1800
- Symmes Purchase and Other Early Settlements
- County Organization
- Indian Wars -
- Formation of a New State
- Date of Ohio's Admission to the Union
- Capitals of Northwest Territory and of Ohio
- Constitutional History of Ohio
- Military Record
- Land Grants
- Military Lands
- Refugee Tract
- Road Lands
- Canal Grants
- Zane Sections Ministerial Lands
- School Sections
- Ohio Politics
- Boundary Lines
- Organization of Counties and Early Events
 
CHAPTER II. - PHYSICAL FEATURES 81
  - Location of Union County
- Its Area
- Towns
- Drainage
- Natural Features
- Land Elevations
- Soil - Timber
- Geological Structures
- Wells and Springs
- Material Resources
- Magnetic Springs
 
CHAPTER III - ORGANIZATION OF UNION COUNTY 91
  - Line of Descent of the County
- Organization of Counties from Which Union County Eventually Came
- Legislature Enactment Creating Union County
- County Line Surveys
- Subdivision of the County into Townships
- Location of the County Seat
- Village Plats
- Miscellaneous Statistics
 
CHAPTER IV. - EARLY SETTLEMENT 106
  - First Settlements in Union County
- The Log Cabin and the Old Fireplace
- Hunting and Trapping
- Killing of the Last Bear in Jerome Township
- Fox Hunting
- Clean Horse Racing
- Union County Pioneer Association
 
CHAPTER V. - COUNTY GOVERNMENT 117
  - Fixing the Seat of Government
- The Several Court Houses
- Construction of the Present Building
- Jails
- County Infirmary
- The Children's Home
- The County Board
- Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners
- Assessed Valuations by Townships in 1914
- County Finances.
 
CHAPTER VI. - COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL REPRESENTATION 130
  - Congressmen From Union County
- State Senators
- State Representatives
- County Auditors
- County Commissioners
- County Treasurers
- Clerks of Court
- County Recorders
- Prosecuting Attorneys
- Sheriffs
- Coroners
- County Assessors
- Probate Judges
- County Superintendent of Schools
- County Surveyors
- Infirmary Directors.
 
CHAPTER VII. - INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS 138
  - Roads
- Early Trails
- The Post Road
- Legislative Provisions for Free Turnpike
- Road Statistics
- Proposed Electric
- Railroads
- Their Mileage in the County
- Telegraph Lines.
 
CHAPTER VIII. - AGRICULTURE 142
  - Farm Statistics
- Acreage
- Union County Agricultural Society
- Present Officers of the Society
- Tri-County Fair Association
- Plain City Fair
- The Grange
 
CHAPTER IX. - BANKS AND BANKING 150
  - Early Commercial Methods
- First Bank in the County
- Bank of Marysville
- Later Marysville Banks
- Milford Center Banks and Other Financial Institutions of the County
 
CHAPTER X. - THE NEWSPAPERS OF UNION COUNTY 155
  - Early Influence of the Press
- Contrast With Later Conditions
- the Marysville Tribune, the Oldest Paper in the County
- Other Marysville Papers
- Newspapers of Milford Center and Richwood.
 
CHAPTER XI. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 162
  - Important Place of Medicine Among the Professions
- Doctors Among the Vanguard in the Settlement of New Communities
- Their Early Difficulties and Hardships
- Some Union County Physicians
- Medical Associations and Societies
- Union County Physicians in 1915.
 
CHAPTER  XII. - THE BENCH AND BAR OF THE COUNTY 174
  - The Usefulness to Society of an Honorable Lawyer
- The Earliest Judicial Government of the Northwest Territory
- Congressional and Legislative Enactments Relating Thereto
- Early Circuit Riding Lawyers
- Constitutional Provisions
- The First Court in Union County
- First Jury
- First court of Common Pleas
- The Bench
- President Judges
- Associate Judges
- Judges of Common Pleas Court
- Union County's First Permanent Lawyer
- Present Bar of Union County
- Present Court Officers.
 
CHAPTER XIII. - CHURCHES OF THE COUNTY 202
  - Presbyterian Churches
- First Church in Union County
- United Presbyterian Churches
- Methodist Episcopal Churches
- African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Methodist Protestant Churches
- Pioneer Methodist Ministers
- Congregational Churches
- United Brethren Churches
- Lutheran Churches
- Evangelical Lutherans
- United Brethren Churches
- Lutheran Churches
- Evangelical Lutherans
- Baptist Churches
- Christian Churches
- Young Men's Christian Association
- Universalist Church - Episcopal Church
- Society of Friends Catholic Churches.
 
CHAPTER XIV. - EDUCATIONAL HISTORY 240
  - Early Teachers in Union County
- First Schools
- Pioneer Schools and Log School Houses
- Barring the Teacher Out
- Jerome Township
- Schools at Marysville
- Darby Township
- Mill Creek Township
- Dover Township
- Liberty Township - Allen Township
- Jackson Township
- York Township
- Claibourne Township
- Washington Township
- Taylor Township
- Compelling a Teacher to "Treat"
- Wages and Enrollment
- Union County Teachers' Institute.
 
CHAPTER XV. - FRATERNAL AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES 261
  - Free and Accepted Masons
- Independent Order of Odd Fellows
- Knights of Pythias
- Improved Order of Red Men
- Prudential Order of America
- Sons of Temperance.
 
CHAPTER XVI. - MILITARY HISTORY OF UNION COUNTY 269
  - Revolutionary War
- War of 1812
- Experience of Two Union County Soldiers of the War of 1812
- The Old Militia
- The Mexican War
- The Civil War
- Various Command With Which Union County Soldiers Served
- First Ohio Cavalry
- Miscellaneous Enlistments
- Veteranized Regiments
- Siege of Cincinnati
- Union County in the National Guard
- Ohio Generals and Field Officers in the Civil War
- Field Officers Killed in Battle
- Spanish-America War
- Grand Army of the Republican
- State Armory
- A Noted Union Cavalry Raid.
 
CHAPTER XVII. - MISCELLANEOUS 347
  - Assassination of President Lincoln
- Death of James A. Garfield
- Death of Ex-President U. S. Grant
- Death of President William McKinley
- Old Dysert Road House
- Mineral Deposits of Union County
- The Ohio Centennial of 1888
- Governor Foraker's Unique Bust
- Old-time Records
- Weather Comments
- Population
- Murders
- Some Prominent Men Who Served as State and Federal Officers and Women From Union County
- Log Cabin Campaign of 1840
- A Veteran Republican Voter
- Union County Postoffices
- Soldiers' Monument at New California
 
CHAPTER XVIII. - REMINISCENCES AND MEMOIRS 372
  - Interesting Early incidents
- Story of Jonathan Alder
- The Doomed Wyandot
- The Last Indians Seen in Jerome Township
 
CHAPTER XIX. - UNION TOWNSHIP 387
  - Boundaries
- Topography
- Organization
- The Early Pioneers
- The Post Road Settlement
- Cemeteries
- First Election
- Milford Center
- Municipal History
- Post office History
- Mills and Factories
- Business Interests
- Irwin Station
- Homer
 
CHAPTER XX. - DARBY TOWNSHIP 402
  - Organization
- Contour of the Township
- Natural Features
- Last of the Indians
- Early Settlers
- Great Epidemic of 1822-3
- Oldest Cemetery in the County
- North Liberty
- Unionville Center
 
CHAPTER XXI. - JEROME TOWNSHIP 413
  - Organized
- First Settlement
- Jonathan Alder
- Early Indian Scares
- Early Milling and Other Industries
- Social Gatherings and Singing Schools
- Jerome
- New California
- Plain City
- Arnold
 
CHAPTER XXII. - MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP 430
  - Situation
- Streams
- Topography
- Soil
- Early Settlement
- Watkins.
 
CHAPTER XXIII. - DOVER TOWNSHIP 434
  - Organization
- Natural Features
- Early Settlement
- Mills
- Dover
- "New Dover Postoffice."
 
CHAPTER XXIV. - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 440
  - Organization Record
- Streams
- Soil
- General Features
- Pioneer Settlers
- Spiritualism
- Weather
- Freshets
- Great Temperance Crusade
- Mills
- Raymond (Newton)
- Peoria
 
CHAPTER XXV. - LEESBURG TOWNSHIP - PARTIAL 449
  - Location
- Natural Features
- Organization
- Original Surveys
- Tax Valuations
- Pioneer Settlement
- Mills
- Cemeteries
- Village of Magnetic Springs
- Pharisburg.
 
CHAPTER XXVI. - ALLEN TOWNSHIP 459
  - Organization
- Surface
- Streams
- Soil
- Early Settlement
- Mills
- Pottersburg
- Allen Center
 
CHAPTER XXVII - JACKSON TOWNSHP 466
  - Location
- Surveys
- Natural Features
- Organization Record
- First Election
- Indians
- Early Settlement
- Early Mills
- Essex
- Woodland
 
CHAPTER XXVIII. - YORK TOWNSHIP 473
  - Organization
- First Election
- Record of Organization
- Pioneer Settlers
- Indians
- Somerville
- York Center
- Mills of York Township
 
CHAPTER XXIX. - CLAIBOURNE TOWNSHIP 484
  - Record Concerning Organization
- First Election
- Location
- Streams
- Soil
- An Indian Incident
- Early Settlement
- Mills
- Burying Grounds
- Richwood
- Early Market Quotations
- Claibourne
 
CHAPTER XXX. - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 504
  - Location
- Organization
- Natural Features
- Early Settlement
- Byhalia
 
CHAPTER XXXI. - TAYLOR TOWNSHIP 509
  - Surveys
- Organization
- Surface
- Soil
- Streams
- Pioneer Settlers
- Mills
- Broadway
 
CHAPTER XXXII. - CITY OF MARYSVILLE AND PARIS TOWNSHIP 514
  - Location of Marysville
- Organization of Township
- Natural Features
- Pioneer Settlements
- Fixing of County Seat
- Early Settlement
- Early Taverns
- Municipal History
- Fire Department
- Early Fires
- Marysville Cemetery
- Manufacturing Enterprises
- Postoffice History
- Churches and Lodges
- Library
- City Hall
- Light and Water Plants
- Marysville's First Fourth of July Celebration
- Centennial Celebration
- Old Home Week
- State Reformatory of Women.
 
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