Belmont County, Ohio
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The Underground Railroad



Township Histories
from "Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens" edited by A. T. McKelvey, 1905.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP
THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS - ORGANIZATION OF THE TOWNSHIP - TOWNSHIP OFFICERS - SCHOOLS - THE TOWNS; FARMINGTON, COLERAIN, PLEASANT GROVE, MAYNARD AND BARTON - THE SETTLEMENT OF FRIENDS - THE MINING INDUSTRY - PIKES - CHURCHES.

PEASE TOWNSHIP
TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION - INCREASE IN POPULATION AND WEALTH - THE FIRST SETTELEMENTS - THE OLD MILLS AND MEETING HOUSES - COAL MINING - FRUIT - TOWNSHIP OFFICERS - THE CITY OF MARTIN'S FERRY - ITS POPULATION - A SKETCH OF EBENEZER MARTIN - THE POST OFFICE - INCORPORATION, AND LIST OF MAYORS AND OFFICIALS - THE CHURCHES - THE SCHOOLS - THE BANKS - THE MANUFACTORIES - SECRET SOCIETIES - THOBURN POST, G. A. R. - THE PRESS - THE BRIDGE OVER THE OHIO - A NOTABLE CHARACTER - THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT - THE FIRST BRIDGE - THE INCORPORATION - THE MAYORS AND CITY OFFICIALS - THE POSTMASTERS - THE AETNAVILLE BRIDGE - THE MANUFACTURING INTERESTS - THE BANKS - DR. AFFLECK AND DR. TODD - THE CHURCHES - THE SCHOOLS - SECRET SOCIETIES - BRANUM POST, G. A. R.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS - DEPRIVATIONS OF THE PIONEERS - THE FIRST SETTLERS - THE POPULATION - THE INDUSTRIES - THE MINERAL RESOURCES - THE FIRST MILLS - TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS - ARMSTRONG'S MILLS - THE CHURCHES AND SCHOOL - EMINENT CITIZENS - HON. ISAAC WELSH AND LEROY WELSH.

WAYNE TOWNSHIP
THE FIRST SETTLERS - SOME OLD CITIZENS - THE SOIL - COAL LANDS - NEW CASTLE AND HUNTER - THE G. A. R. HALL - THE NEW CASTLE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - THE HUNTER DISCIPLES' CHURCH - NOTES HUNTERS.

YORK TOWNSHIP
THE FIRST ELECTION - THE BATTLE OF CAPTINA - THE FIRST SQUATTERS - AN INDIAN VILLAGE - ANOTHER INDIAN MASSACRE - THE EARLY MILLS AND DISTILLERIES - TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS AND POPULATION - POWHATAN - TOWN OFFICIALS - THE FLOUR MILLS - THE SCHOOLS - THE CHURCHES - FREE MASONS - THE FERRIES.





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