Philip W. Lampson

well known citizen, settled here in 1820. Mr. Lampson went to Kansas in 1864.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Edward Lawrence

Edward Lawrence, born in New Hampshire in 1810, settled in Carthage in 1841. His occupation is farming. He was appointed postmaster at Lottridge, when the office was established, in 1851, and still hold the position.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

John Lawrence

John Lawrence was born in New Hampshire in 1808, and settled as a farmer in Carthage township in 1837, where he has since lived.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

John W. Lawrence

Oldest son of John Lawrence, an excellent man and citizen, served faithfully in the Union army, and was killed in battle near the close of the war.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Rev. Jacob Lindley

The Rev. Jacob Lindley, seventh son of Demas Lindley, one of the early settlers of Washington County, Pennsylvania, was born in that county, June 13, 1774. At the age of eighteen he was sent to Jefferson college, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Princeton; New Jersey, where he graduated in 1798. After a course of theological study he was licensed to preach by the "Washington Presbytery,” and in 1803, he removed to Ohio, settling first at Beverly, on the Muskingum. Having been selected by the first board of trustees of the Ohio University, to organize and conduct that institution, he removed to Athens in 1808 and opened the academy there. For several years he had entire charge of the infant college, which he conducted with distinguished ability and success. He was the prime mover in securing the erection of the college buildings, and also in founding the Presbyterian Church at Athens. He labored assiduously here for about twenty years, during part of which time he was the only Presbyterian minister in this portion of the state. He returned in 1829 to Pennsylvania, where he spent the rest of his life, and died at the residence of his son, Dr. Lieutellus Lindley, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, January 29th, 1857.
Dr. Lindley was no common man, but an earnest thinker and conscientious worker. The leading trait in his character was an inflexible and unswerving devotion to moral principle. His whole life was a continuous effort to promote the moral welfare of others. He was of an amiable disposition, possessed an eminent degree of sound common sense, and an unerring judgment of men. His kindness of heart and known purity of life and conduct gave him great influence with all classes during his long residence at Athens. One who knew him well says: “I have seen him go into a crowd of rough backwoodsmen and hunters, who used to meet at the village tavern every Saturday, and settle and control them in their quarrels and fights, as no other man in that community could.” His control of the students under his charge was equally extraordinary, and was always marked not less by gentleness of manner than by firmness of purpose. He led a laborious life at Athens, and his works live after him.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Robert Linzee

a native of western Pennsylvania, came to this county in 1801 and settled on a farm two miles below the town of Athens, on the “River road,” where he lived nearly thirty years. Mr. Linzee was, a leading man in the early history of the county. He was the first sheriff of the county and held the office several years; was a member of the state legislature several terms, a trustee of the Ohio University and associate judge of the court of common pleas. In 1830 he removed to Mercer county, Ohio, where he died in 1850.
Mr. Linzee occupied a prominent place in county affairs during his residence here, and in private life was an amiable and interesting man. His name is still kindly remembered by those who were acquainted with him, among whom he had many admirers and warm friends.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Bernardus B. Lottridge

born in New York in 1779, came to Athens county and settled in Carthage township in 1805 as a farmer. Like most of the pioneers he had but slender means, and depended chiefly on his energy, industry, and muscle. These soon won him a good farm, and placed his family on a comfortable footing. He held different local offices, and was an excellent citizen. He died in 1849. The widow of Bernardus B. Lottridge still lives, aged eighty-seven years. She thinks that there were not more than ten or twelve persons living within the present bounds of Carthage when she and her husband settled here. The forests were full of game and wild animals. She remembers that one evening a large panther walked into their house and stood before the fire. His rifle not being in the house Mr. Lottridge seized the butcher knife and would have attacked the animal instantly but for the entreaties of his wife. She supposes that her screams frightened the panther, for in a few moments he darted out at the door and made off. Her husband frequently killed panthers and bears—the meat of the latter being a favorite article of diet. She remembers that nearly the last, if not the very last, bear that Mr. Lottridge killed, he attacked and killed with no other weapon but a hickory club.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Isaac Lottridge

One of [Bernardus B. Lottridge] sons, the late Isaac Lottridge, represented Athens county for one session in the state legislature.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Simon H. Lottridge

Another [of Bernardus B. Lottridge sons], Simon H. Lottridge, born in Carthage township in 1807, lives on the farm that his father owned. He is now a justice of the peace and highly respected.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]

Pulaski Lowry

Pulaski Lowry, an enterprising young business man, was born in Dover Township, this county, July 20, 1850. His father, William Lowry, was born in Athens Township in 1801, and was a son of Robert Lowry, a native of Ireland, and one of the first pioneers of Athens County. Our subject received a common-school education. He is now operating the Chauncey Salt Works, and makes twenty-five barrels of salt daily. This salt is of the purest and best quality. Mr Lowry was married in June, 1872, to Sarah J. North, daughter of Henry North, of Chauncey. They have had six children, four of whom are living-Alvira, Almira, Alice and Mary.

[Source: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago:Inter- State Publishing Co. 1883; Submitted by Kathy Stanley]

Col William Lowry

...and the fourth [family to settle Waterloo township] that of Colonel William Lowry. Col Lowry was born November 15, 1779, in Berkeley county, Virginia, and was taken when an infant with his father's family to Green county, Virginia. He says: "That country was then a dense wilderness, infested with Indians. The settlers had to fight every summer for four years after my father moved there. At one time, my father's was the frontier house but one, and the inmates of that one were all killed by the Indians except one boy twelve year old, who made his escape. When I was eighteen years old (1797) my father removed to the northwestern territory and settled in what is now Athens county, and near the town of Athens. We came down the Ohio river tot he mouth of Hockhocking, in flat-boats, and up the Hockhocking in canoes. At that time we had to bring our breadstuff from the Ohio river, the nearest mill being a floating one at Vienna, eight miles above the mouth of Kanawha river, on the Virginia shore. The second year after we came here, we pounded our corn on a hominy-block, took the finer part for bread and made the coarse into hominy. For meat we depended on the woods and our rifles, and always had plenty of bear, deer, and turkey meat. The first mill that I remember was built by Capt. John Hewitt, on Margaret's creek, within a mile of the mouth. It went into operation in the year 1901. I came to Waterloo, from Athens, in February, 1820. This region was all wilderness then, there being only three families besides mine in the township. Joseph Brookson started the first grist and saw mill in Waterloo, where Newton Hewitt's saw mill now stands. There were a great many bears and deer here at that time, and wolves and panthers were also pretty numerous and very annoying." Col. Lowry is still living in Waterloo, in his seventy-ninth year.

[From: "History of Athens County, Ohio...."Charles M. Walker - 1869]


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