Historical Sketch Relating to the Original Boundaries and Early Times of Franklin County (Google eBook)

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Ohio State Journal Print., 1871 - Franklin County (Ohio) - 10 pages
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Page 2 - ... happen in a short time; Be it therefore enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that the inhabitants of that part of the said county of Botetourt, which lies on the said waters, shall be exempted from the payment of any levies to be laid by the said county court for the purpose of building a court house and prison for the said county.
Page 3 - ... gone on their first fall hunt, one day about noon the village was surprised by the sudden appearance of a body of armed white men, who immediately commenced firing upon all whom they could see. Great consternation and panic ensued and the inhabitants fled in every direction. One of the Indian women seized her child of five or six years of age and rushed down the bank of the river and across to the wooded island opposite, when she was shot down at the farther bank. The child was unhurt amid the...
Page 3 - ... been long a captive among the Indians, but who in after years lived upon the Darby in this county, and with whom Mr. Sullivant had a close personal acquaintance, that he (Alder) had heard from the Indians that ''in the fall of 1774, when all the male Indians of the neighboring villages, except a few old men had gone on their first fall hunt, one day about noon the village was surprised by the sudden appearance of a body of armed white men, who immediately commenced firing upon all whom they could...
Page 10 - Our early days ! How often back We turn on life's bewildering track To where, o'er hill and valley, plays The sunlight of our early days ! WD GALLAGHER.
Page 10 - Ere slumber's chain hath bound me, Fond memory brings the light Of other days around me.
Page 3 - ... the bank of the river and across to the wooded island opposite, when she was shot down at the farther bank. The child was unhurt amid the shower of balls and escaped into the thicket and hid in a huge hollow sycamore standing in the middle of the island, where it was found alive two days afterwards when the' warriors of the tribe returned, having been summoned back to the scene of disaster by runners sent for that purpose. This wooded and shady island was a favorite place for us boys when we...
Page 6 - Nos. 24 and 25 in the 9th township of the 21st range, surveyed by John Matthews, thence west until it intersects the eastern boundary line of Greene county, thence north with said line until it intersects the State line, thence eastwardly with the said line to the northwest corner of Fairfield county, thence with the western boundary line of Fairfield to the point of beginning.
Page 3 - The area is bounded on the south by the Ohio River, on the east by the State of Ohio, and on the north and west by the limiting lines of the counties named above.
Page 3 - All the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia "who are already settled or shall hereafter settle on the western side of the Ohio, shall be included in a distinct county, which shall be called Illinois county...

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