Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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John Calvin Hover, Joseph Daniel Barnes
Robert O. Law Company, 1919 - Butler County (Ohio)
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Johnston, Hemphill and Cornelius Jameson all in this Memoir. Also has the surname of Coulter (Richard Coulter Drum) another family connection.

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Page 260 - Yet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declared how much he knew: 'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran that he could gauge...
Page 260 - Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way With blossomed furze unprofitably gay, There in his noisy mansion, skilled to rule, The village master taught his little school.
Page 260 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still; While words of learned length, and thund'ring sound, Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew.
Page 262 - Within, the master's desk is seen, Deep scarred by raps official; The warping floor, the battered seats, The jack-knife's carved initial; The charcoal frescoes on its wall ; Its door's worn sill, betraying The feet that, creeping slow to school, Went storming out to playing ! Long years ago a winter sun Shone over it at setting ; Lit up its western window-panes, And low eaves
Page 26 - It is well known that my forefather kindled the first fire at Detroit; from thence he extended his lines to the headwaters of the Scioto; from thence to its mouth, from thence down the Ohio to the mouth of the Wabash; and from thence to Chicago, on Lake Michigan.
Page 26 - Scioto ; from thence to its mouth ; from thence down the Ohio to the mouth of the Wabash ; and from thence to Chicago, on Lake Michigan. These are the boundaries within which the prints of my ancestor's houses are everywhere to be seen.
Page 47 - The new town then assumes the name of its founder: a store-keeper builds a little framed store, and sends for a few cases of goods; and then a tavern starts up, which becomes the residence of a doctor and a lawyer, and the boardinghouse of the store-keeper, as well as the resort of the weary traveller: soon follow a blacksmith and other handicraftsmen in useful succession: a schoolmaster, who is also the minister of religion, becomes an important accession to this rising community.
Page 163 - ... to transport, take and carry property and persons upon the same by the power and force of steam, of animals, or of any mechanical or other power, or of any combination of them...
Page 217 - Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Page 248 - I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).

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