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Clark County

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Early days in Clark County, IN, are recalled in this booklet of excerpts from the rare 1889 book: Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. An excerpt from Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State, a 1941 product of the WPA, is also included. The 83-page spiral bound book is 8 1/2 x 11 1/2" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Booklets for Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington counties are also available. Some of the topics in the history section are: County location; Armstrong's Station and other early settlements; the disappearing county seat; Townships -- Jeffersonville, Utica, Charlestown, Owen, Bethlehem, Washington, Oregon, Monroe; Union, Wood. Carr, and Silver Creek; and the City of Jeffersonville. There are many names mentioned in the history portion of the booklet. The second part of the booklet is a goldmine of information for genealogy seekers, often giving the names of parents, spouse, in-laws, children, siblings, etc., as well as military service, politics, residence, occupation, and more. The bios include both early settlers and residents of the county in the 1880's: Charles C. Anderson, James Burke, Henry A. Burtt, George W. Carr, David S. Cook, Edwin M. Coots, Jesse M. Crim, Rueben Dailey, Daniel Dougherty, Laurent Augustus Douglas, H.D. Dow, Judge Charles P. Ferguson, Dr. William D. Fouts, Jacob S. Fry, Dr. Franklin R.M. Gilbert, John A. Graham, J.J. Haws, George Holzbog, Jonas George Howard, Col. John N. Ingram, William S. Jacobs, John Albert Jenkins, John R. Lancaster, Robert B. Lauder, William Lee, Prof. W. E. Lugenbeel, Michael V. McCann, James Harvey McCampbell, Dennis Murphy, Samuel D. Oglesby, Christopher Peaceley, Dr. David C. Peyton, George Pfau, Thomas B. Rader, Charles Ruehl, Dr. Isaac N. Ruddell, Alfred O. Schuler, William B. Shelby, Alexander W. Smitha, Philip Specht, Eugene V. Stealey, Allen A. Swartz, Samuel C. Taggart, James E. Taggart, John W. Timmonds, Edward M. Watkins, John White, Otto F. Zimmerman, and John C. Zulauf. The WPA pages point out the ups and downs of the town of Charlestown, the Charlestown Cemetery, the Site of the Green Tree Tavern, Tunnel Mill and Dam, Rose Island, a legend about a Welsh prince living in the area in the 12th century, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, the site of the (Henry) Clay-Marshall Duel, a connection to the Aaron Burr conspiracy, Clark County State Forest, etc.

Clark County, IN
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Cover of Clark County History

Sources: History of Clark County Indiana; Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
Original Publication Year: 1889
Original Publisher: Western Historical Publishing Co.
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