Discover the Trumbull County Ohio of yesteryear in this meaty NEW 8.5" x 11" booklet, excerpted from a rare county history originally published in 1874 by L.H. Everts of Chicago. The 124 page spiral bound booklet is printed on 60# bond paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. The original book was missing its title page, however the date and publisher were found elsewhere. This was probably the first of a two volume set, with the second volume devoted to biographies of Warren residents. We suspect this from the fact that the bio section of this book had only one listing from the city of Warren. (See Below) The history section contains curious happenings -- like using mosquitoes to punish a thief or hitting four Indians with a single bullet; historical accounts -- like Civil War incidents and notable "firsts"; and genealogical clues -- like the first settlers, and those who followed, and memory joggers -- like businesses, schools, newspapers, industries, and churches. Following this county-wide history, are individual township histories, with names of early settlers, etc. Biographies of individuals or families make up the rest of the booklet. These often include ancestors, siblings, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. The names include: the McMullen family, R.S. Hart, Col. Thomas Bushnell Jr., John Briggs, Dr. John Edie Stewart, William P. Kerr, J. A. Fusselman, and Henry Hamilton, all of Brookfield; Dr. John B. Harmon of Warren; Seth Perkins, the Allen family, Riverius Bidwell, Eunice Newton, Meacham family, Obed Gilder, John Yoemans, the Rev. James D. Plant, Joshua Yeomans and Judge Albert Yoemans of Kinsman/ Kinsman Twp; John Hull, Capt. Thomas Giddings, and Martin Witt of Vernon; Roderick Norton, Charles Wannemaker, and Comfort Hurd of Southington; Daniel Wilcox, John Benton, Lewis family, Pierce family, Walcott family, Lewis Wolcott, Almon Clark, Thomas G. Hawkins, Eden Wildman, Capt. Adolphus Lew, Silas Wildman, John Moore, Ira Hatch, Joel Peck, Isaac Lee, and Major Andrew Grove, all of Farmington; Ira R. Crane, Chauncey Taft, and Hervey Taft of West Farmington; Walter Bartlett and family, George Marlow, Joshua Harrington, Isaac Lee, and Harrington family of Greene; Hyde family (extensively traced thru 4 centuries); Captain R.A. Button (and his exploits as a whaler), Sheldon family, Alva Lake, John Laird, Waller Supple, George Brigden, Joseph Easton, Sperry family, Job Reynolds, Mathew Yates, Lyman family, John Easton, Col. Linus Tracy, and James Laird, all of Mesopotamia; George Henry (who narrowly survived the War of 1812); Thomas F. McFarland, Jarvis Moses, Samuel C. Bates, Osman Hull, Dr. G. W. Bushnell, George Wood, and Alexander C. Speer of Hartford; William Parker, Thomas Howe, Dr. G. W. Howe, Cyrus B. Snyder, T.J. Sealy, Reuben Welchman, Leman Ferry, Ephraim Brown Jr., David Wilder, and Capt. Archibald Green of Bloomfield; Col. Cyril Green of North Bloomfield; James Berry, William Berry (whose feats could rival Paul Bunyon), Ezra T. Kinney, William Buckland, and Dr. Brockett of Bristol; Franklin E. Stowe of Braceville; Dr. W.C. Brittain, Azariah M. Brockway, John Scaling, and Edward B. Jones of Orangeville; Mrs. William Davis of Bazetta; E.V. Kellogg of Fowler; Daniel H. Higby, N.W. Palmer and Noble Mason of Mecca; David Shipman, Capt. Abiel Beach, Daniel Fergusson, Zaphna Stone, S. P. Robens, Stephen Lindsley, William Shipman, Samuel Krahl, and Pelton family of Gustavus; the Rev. Ozias Sheldon Eells of Johnstonville Emanuel Millikin, Capt. James Bradley, and Bradley family of Johnston/Johnston Twp. There's also a 3-page biography of John Fitch (unheralded steamboat inventor), whose connection with Trumbull County is vague to non-existant.