CONNEAUT, OHIO HISTORY & GENEALOGY

History of
Ashtabula Co., Ohio

SOURCE: History of Ashtabula County, Ohio
Large, Moina W.
Topeka :: Historical Pub. Co.,, 1924, 1132 pgs.

Index

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER I.
ORIGINAL TERRITORY AND TITLE.
EXPLORATION - CLAIMS OF OWNERSHIP - THE WESTERN RESERVE - CONNECTICUT LAND COMPANY - PIONEER SETTLERS - TITLES - SURVEYORS ARRIVE - EARLY CONDITIONS - TOWNSHIPS ORGANIZED

CHAPTER II.
OUR PREDECESSORS.
INDIANS - ALGONQUIN & IROQUOIS TRIBES - "ASHTABULA" - INDIAN VILLAGES - MASSASAUGA - INDIAN CUSTOMS - ABUNDANT GAME AND FISH - INDIAN WARS - ASHTABULA RIVER - CHIEF AMIK

CHAPTER III.
TOPOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY AND PLANT LIFE.
NORTH AND SOUTH RIDGES - SANDSTONE - "ERIE SHALE" - STONE QUARRY - RIVERS - COUNTY'S PLANT LIFE - VARIETIES

CHAPTER IV.
EARLY SETTLERS.
EMIGRATION - EARLY COLONIZATION - "OLD HARPERSFIELD LAND COMPANY" - ALEXANDER HARPER - "WESTWARD HO"  PARTY - HARDSHIPS ENCOUNTERED - HARPERSFIELD AS A METROPOLIS - ITS POPULATION

CHAPTER V.
ORGANIZATION OF COUNTY AND TOWNSHIPS.
LEGISLATIVE ACT OF 1800 - TRUMBULL COUNTY - ORIGINAL TOWNSHIPS - OFFICERS - ASHTABULA COUNTY IN 1811 - DIVISION INTO TOWNSHIPS - HARTSGROVE - EARLY LEGISLATION - FIRST COUNTY OFFICIALS - CENSUS ENUMERATIONS - COUNTY SEAT - COURT HOUSE.

CHAPTER VI.
EARLY DAY ROADS AND MAIL.
CONDITIONS - PIONEER ROAD BUILDING - ASHTABULA CENTRAL PLANK ROAD - EXPENDITURE - ITS DISAPPEARANCE - NORTH RIDGE ROAD - AARON WRIGHT - THE OLD GIRDLED ROAD - MAIL SERVICE - POST ROADS - FIRST MAIL ROUTES - RURAL DELIVERY

CHAPTER VII.
RAILROADS.
FIRST INCORPORATION - EARLY CITIZENS INTERESTED - MEETINGS - VARIOUS ROUTES CONSIDERED - SALE OF STOCK - SURVEY - OTHER PROJECTS - CONSTRUCTION - FIRST TRAIN - LATER ROADS- CONSOLIDATIONS - ELECTRIC LINES.

CHAPTER VIII.
IN THE WARS OF THE NATION.
WAR OF 1812 - COL. RICHARD HAYES REGIMENT - CAPT. JOSHUA FOBES - EXPERIENCES - PARTICIPATION IN THE CIVIL WAR - WAR WITH SPAIN - ASHTABULA COUNTY HEROES OF THE WORLD WAR - COUNTY RED CROSS.

CHAPTER IX.
NEWSPAPERS.
"TRUMP OF FAME" - FIRST COUNTY NEWSPAPER - ASHTABULA SENTINEL - ASHTABULA TELEGRAPH OF 1846 - PIONEER EDITORS - CONNEAUT GAZETTE - JEFFERSON GAZETTE - OTHER PUBLICATIONS

CHAPTER X.
A COUNTY OF RESORTS.
LAKE VIEW PARK - TARRY-A-WHILE - CAMP PORTER - OVERLOOK BEACH - KINGSVILLE-ON-THE-LAKE - WOODLAND PARK - PEARL CAMP AND ELKS CLUB - BELL HAVEN - COUNTRY CLUB - RED BROOK -HALLWOOD - BILLOW BEACH - EAST GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE - SAYBROOK TWONSHIP PARK - NINEVAH BEACH - GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE - CHESTNUT GROVE - TRAILS END - COLD SPRINGS - CITY ADVANTAGES -
BOULEVARD ROAD

CHAPTER XI.
FORMER RESIDENTS.
BENJAMIN F. WADE - JOSHUA R. GIDDINGS - GEORGE E. POWER - THEODORE E. BURTON - GRANVILLE W. MOONEY - PETER H. WATSON - GEO. A. J. SAMPSON - MAJ. GEN. ADNA R. CHAFFER - DR. ARTHUR C. MCGIFFERT - ROBERT G. INGERSOLL - VAN SWERINGEN BROTHERS - JUDGE FLORENCE ALLEN - OTHERS

CHAPTER XII.
ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP.
FORMATION - FIRST SETTLERS - REV. JOHN HALL - EARLY DAY CONDITIONS - HOSPITALITY - LOG CABIN RAISING - ASHTABULA CITY - MOSES CLEAVELAND - THOMAS HAMILTON - NUCLEUS FOR NEW VILLAGE - CHURCHES - FIRST SCHOOLS - ST. PETER'S PAROCHIAL - ASHTABULA ACADEMY - THE COMING OF THE FIRST RAILROAD - TRIBULATIONS OF THE FIRST FAMILY - CITY STREET CAR LINES - TOWNSHIP PARK COMMISSION - PUBLIC LIBRARY - PROPORTIONAL, REPRESENTATIVES - ASHTABULA HARBOR - FIRST HARBOR SURVEY - PROGRESS OF THE MARINE INTERESTS - EVOLUTION OF DOCK FACILITIES - FLOOD OF 1873? - BURNING OF THE STEAMER WASHINGTON - WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT VISITS ASHTABULA - A EARLY BENEFACTOR - INCIDENTS OF THE WAR OF 1812 - TRAGEDIES OF PASSING YEARS - ASHTABULA BRIDGE DISASTER - MONUMENT TO UNKNOWN DEAD.

CHAPTER XIV.
AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP.
TORRINGTON LAND COMPANY - JUDGE ELIPHALET AUSTIN - TOWN OF AUSTINBURG - FIRST CHURCH IN RESERVE - FIRST HOTEL - FIRST WOMAN - THE INDIANS FAREWELL - GRAND RIVER INSTITUTE - EAGLEVILLE

CHAPTER XV.
ANDOVER TOWNSHIP.
FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 18__ - WEST ANDOVER - EARLY FAMILIES - CHIEF INDUSTRIES - JOHN BROWN'S RENDEZVOUS

CHAPTER XVI.
CHERRY VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZATION - TOWNSHIP OFFICERS - EARLY SETTLERS - HARDSHIPS - HIGHWAYS - PIONEER - RELIGIOUS SERVICES - POPULATION

CHAPTER XVII.
COLEBROOK TOWNSHIP.
SURVEYING PARTY - AREA OF TOWNSHIP - FIRST OFFICERS - EARLY RESIDENTS - JOEL BLAKESLEE - SUCCEEDING FAMILIES - FIRST SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES.

CHAPTER XVIII.
CONNEAUT TOWNSHIP.
PREHISTORIC RACE - "SOUTH RIDGE" - AMBOY - CONNEAUT - EARLY CHURCHES - CONNEAUT HARBOR - GREAT BRIDGE - ADVENTURE OF A PIONEER - CHANGED THEIR PLANS - FIRST FAMILY TO WINTER HERE - CAR FERRY DISASTERS - PULLMAN'S CONTRACT - FIRST WHITE SETTLER - STAGE COACH TRAGEDY - PLANS OF STEEL COMPANY - PUBLIC LIBRARY - COUNTRY CLUB - EAST CONNEAUT AS "LITTLE HOPE"

CHAPTER XIX.
DENMARK TOWNSHIP.
INDIAN TERRITORY - PETER KNAPP AND SOLOMON GRIGGS - OTHER EARLY SETTLERS - FIRST ELECTION OF OFFICERS - HAIL STORM - DENMARK WOODS - MODEST VILLAGE.

CHAPTER XX.
DORSET TOWNSHIP.
HISTORICAL SKETCH - MARSH WOODS - FIRST EVENTS - DORSET FORTY-NINERS - FIRST MURDER TRIAL

CHAPTER XXI.
GENEVA TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZED IN 1816 - FIRST WHITE MAN - GENEVA VILLAGE ORGANIZED - FIRST SCHOOL HOURS - STREAMS - INDUSTRIES - HISTORIC SPOTS - PLATT E. SPENCER - FIRST SHOT OF CIVIL WAR.

CHAPTER XXII.
HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP.
FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT IN WESTERN RESERVE - FIRST SETTLERS - PIONEER SCHOOLS - LOG CHURCH - SAW MILL - SHIPYARD - TOWNSHIP ORGANIZED.

CHAPTER XXIII.
HARTSGROVE TOWNSHIP.
TITLE LITIGATION - HALF OF TOWNSHIP WEDDING GIFT - SETTLED IN 1822 - FIRST SCHOOL - HOSKIN'S MILL - MAIL ROUTE - TOWN ORGANIZED IN 1830 - CHURCHES - COMMERCE - TORNADO.

CHAPTER XXIV.
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP.
INFLUENCE OF GIDEON GRANGER - VILLAGE PLATTED IN 1800 - FIRST SETTLER - NAME - COUNTY SEAT - ORIGINAL COURT HOUSE - ROAD FACILITIES - FIRST COURT RECORDS - WILD ANIMALS - BANK FAILURE - FAIR GROUNDS NOT SO BAD, EITHER

CHAPTER XXV.
KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZATION - "FOBES DALE" - FIRST OWNERS - EARLY SETTLERS - INDIANS - REMINISCENSES - EARLY DAY SCHOOLS - ANECDOTES BY MISS HOLDEN - FIRST CENTRALIZED SCHOOLS - CHURCHES - NORTH KINGSVILLE - WHISKEY STILLS - NUMEROUS EVENTS - INFIRMARY HOLACAUST.

CHAPTER XXVI.
LENOX TOWNSHIP.
FIRST OWNERS - FIRST SETTLERS - OTHER PIONEER SETTLERS - ROADS - SCHOOLS - SAW AND FRIST MILLS - CHURCHES - FIRST POSTMASTER - PROF. KING'S CORNET BAND - CYCLONE

CHAPTER XXVII.
MONROE TOWNSHIP.
NAMED FROM PRESIDENT MONROE - FIRST SETTLERS - CALEB BLODGETT - WATER POWER - WOLVES AND BEARS A MENACE - REV. JOSEPH BADGER - RELIGIOUS MEETINGS AND CHURCHES - ROADS - FIRST MAIL SERVICE - FERGUSON'S SETTLEMENT

CHAPTER XXVIII.
MORGAN TOWNSHIP.
JOHN MORGAN - ORIGINAL OWNER - TIMOTHY P. HAWLEY - FIRST SETTLERS - GGRIST MILL ERECTED IN 1808  - PIONEER FARMING - EARLY HOMES - EARLY SETTLERS - CHURCHES - ORGANIZED - TURNPIKE ROAD - INDUSTRIES - ROCK CREEK - BUSINESS - LODGES - FIRST TEACHERS INSTITUTE.

CHAPTER XXIX.
NEW LYME TOWNSHIP.
PURCHASED BY ELISHA TRACY - FIRST SETTLERS - ORGANIZED IN     - FIRST OFFICERS - ROAD BUILDING - FIRST RELIGIOUS MEETING - CHEESE FACTORY - OTHER INDUSTRIES - LODGES - EARLY CUSTOMS - FIRST WEDDING - NEW LYME INSTITUTE.

CHAPTER XXX.
ORWELL TOWNSHIP.
FIRST OFFICERS - MOSES CLEAVELAND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL OWNERS - LAND VALUE - PAINE FAMILY - FIRST SERMON - CHURCHES - FIRST SCHOOL - ROADS - EARLY INDUSTRIES - STAGE LINE TO CLEVELAND - BUILDINGS - AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY - INDIANS.

CHAPTER XXXI.
PIERPONT.
PIERPONT EDWARDS - A GOOD FARMING SECTION - FIRST SETTLER - OTHER PIONEER SETTLERS - SCHOOL HOUSE ERECTED IN 1814 - POST OFFICES - HOTEL - VILLAGE ORGANIZED - HIGHWAY LAID OUT - CHURCHES - REV. O. WRIGHT.

CHAPTER XXXII.
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP.
ELECTION HELD - ORIGINAL OWNERS - FIRST WHITE SETTLERS - PUBLIC HIGHWAY - TOPOGRAPHY - FIRST CHILD - FIRST FRAME BUILDING - CHURCHES - POST OFFICE ESTABLISHED - FIRST STOREKEEPER - FARMING AND DAIRYING - WOOLEN MILL

CHAPTER XXXIII.
RICHMOND TOWNSHIP.
OWNERS - ORGANIZATION - FIRST HIGHWAY - EARLY VILLAGES - RICHMOND CENTER - FIRST SCHOOL - CHURCH ORGANIZATION - IMPORTANT STAGE STATION.

CHAPTER XXXIV.
ROME TOWNSHIP.
FINE FARMS - STREAMS - ELIJAH CROSBY - OTHER PIONEERS - FIRST RELIGIOUS MEETING - FIRST POSTMASTER - INDUSTRIAL LIFE - TOWNSHIP NAMED - ACADEMY  - RAILROAD

CHAPTER XXXV.
SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZED IN 1816 - ELECTION - SALE OF LANDS - SAYBROOK STATION - GEORGE WEBSTER - FIRST SETTLER - OTHER PIONEERS - M. E. CHURCH ORGANIZED - FIRST MERCHANT - POSTOFFICE - PARKS AND RESORTS - FIRST VOLUNTEER.

CHAPTER XXXVI.
SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP.
SAMUEL MATHER, JR. - ORIGINAL OWNER - FIRST SETTLER - OTHER SETTLERS - ORGANIZED IN 1820 - FIRST OFFICERS - RELIGIOUS SERVICES - FARMING AND DAIRY INDUSTRY.

CHAPTER XXXVII.
TRUMBULL TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZED IN 1825 - FIRST OFFICERS - FIRST WHITE SETTLER - OTHER EARLY SETTLERS - SETTLEMENTS - FIRST EVENTS - IN THE CIVIL WAR - REMINISCENCES BY JOEL BLAKESLEE.

CHAPTER XXXVIII.
WAYNE TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZED 1811 - TOWNSHIP OFFICERS - THE HOME OF JOSHUA R. GIDDINGS - TITUS HAYS, FIRST SETTLER - EARLY CONDITIONS - FIRST WHITE CHILD - ESTABLISHMENT OF CHURCHES - SCHOOLS - CHEESE MAKING - MOUNDS.

CHAPTER XXXIX.
WILLIAMSFIELD TOWNSHIP.
FIRST OFFICERS - JOSEPH WILLIAMS - SCHOOL IN 1809 - SAWMILL BUILT IN 1814 - RAILROAD FACILITIES - GIDDINGS HOTEL - CAPT. STANHOPE.

CHAPTER XL.
WINDSOR TOWNSHIP.
ORGANIZED IN 1811 - EARLY SETTLERS - FIRST MARRIAGE - FIRST DEATH - RELIGIOUS INTEREST - REV. JOHN BADGER - PIONEER CONDITIONS - LODGE - CHEESE MAKING - OTHER INDUSTRIES.

CHAPTER XLI.
MISCELLANEOUS.
CHEESE INDUSTRY - GREAT INDUSTRY IN GLASS HOUSES - HORSES AND HORSEMEN - ASHTABULA COUNTY TELEGRAPH COMPANY - RECLAMATION OF MARSH - NATURAL GAS - ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVITIES - FAIRS - ASHTABULA COUNTY SOCIETY - INDUSTRIAL SURVEY - STATISTICS.

ILLUSTRATIONS

BIOGRAPHIES

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