Early days in Ross County, OH, including the communities of Chillicothe, Kingston, Adelphi, Bainbridge, Frankfort, Clarksburgh and South Salem, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 49 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (produced by writers division of the WPA in 1940), and other sources. The spiral-bound booklet is single-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET the buyer will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original book. These include the view of the County Buildings in Chillicothe, an 1846 drawing of Chillicothe, and a sketch of the famed Chillicothe Elm. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: the Madeira Hotel, Col. William E. Gilmore, the Cattle Business and Felix Renick, Early Experiences in the Scioto Valley, Epidemics, Rattlesnake Bite Remedy, the Murder of Waw-Wil-a-Way, the First Territorial Seat of Government, the War of 1812, a Prisoner Escape Plan, Execution of Deserters, Upland Cemetery, the Old State Capital, the Ohio Eagle, the Old Constitution Table, and Ancient Earthworks. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, as well as biographical information on the Rev. J.B. Finley, Edward Tiffin, first governor of Ohio; Thomas Worthington, govenor; Col. John McDonald, pioneer and author; Nathaniel Massie, founder of Chillicothe; Duncan McArthur, govenor; Seneca Ely, a newspaper editor; Ephraim Squier; Dr. Edwin Davis; Judge Allen G. Thurman; William Allen, govenor; Thomas Scott; Michael Baldwin; Richard Douglass; Col. John Madeira; Judge Frederick Grimke; John Porter Brown; John Hancock, educator; William Safford; and Gen. William Sooy Smith. An extensive look at the early history of newspapers in the county, a page on Dr. John Harris, dental education pioneer, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties, and a 1805 Ohio map are also included.
Ross County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Ross County Ohio /
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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