A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Including Character Sketches of the Prominent Persons Identified with the First Century of the Country's Growth ...

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E B. Stivers, 1900 - Adams County (Ohio) - 950 pages
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Although this book was written over 100 years ago, it's an amazing resource for anyone interested in the early years of Adams County. The content ranges from dry, factual data to rich, colorful stories and poetry.

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Page 843 - ALL are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time ; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with ornaments of rhyme. Nothing useless is, or low ; Each thing in its place is best ; And what seems but idle show Strengthens and supports the rest. For the structure that we raise, Time is with materials filled ; Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build.
Page 387 - Yeoman, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Page 809 - He served for a number of years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wilson Children's Home, at West Union, and was selected by the late Hon.
Page 473 - Moore personally appeared before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid...
Page 143 - ... who shall not produce to the court appointing him a certificate from a majority of the Judges of the Supreme Court that they judge him to be well qualified to execute the duties of the office of clerk to any court of the same dignity with that for which he offers himself.
Page 126 - A kind of old Hobgoblin Hall, Now somewhat fallen to decay, With weather stains upon the wall. And stairways worn, and crazy doors, And creaking and uneven floors, And chimneys huge, and tiled and tall.
Page 441 - Masonry, containing the Degrees of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch...
Page 387 - Township, aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, in and upon one John Lightfoot, in the peace of God and of the said state, then and there being, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought did make an assault; and that he.
Page 370 - That we do respectfully, but at the same time earnestly and insistently, urge the President of the United States, the Congress of the United States...
Page 39 - ... the North Carolina line bearing in further upon the Cumberland lands than was expected, prove insufficient for their legal bounties, the deficiency should be made up to the said troops in good lands, to be laid off between the rivers Scioto and Little Miami, on the northwest side of the river Ohio, in such proportions as have been engaged to them by the laws of Virginia.

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