Location: Adams County OH

Indian Mounds throughout North America

Charlevoix and Tantiboth speak of Indians who inhabited the region of country around Lake Michigan, who were well skilled in the art of erecting mounds and fortifications, Charlevoix also states that the Wyandots and the Six Nations disinterred their dead and took the bones from their graves where they had lain for several years and carried them to a large pit previously prepared, in which they deposited them, with the property of the deceased, filling up the pit with earth and erected a mound over it. A string of sleigh-bells much corroded, but still capable of tinkling, is said to have been found among...

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Rogers Family Cemetery Records, Adams County, Ohio

Adams County, Ohio (Loc. 8 Mi. SE Of West Union) BERRY G. W. Co. F. 81st. Ohio Inf. Civil War Stone. BRADFORD E. H., b, 18 Oct. 1901, d. 25 Mar. —-. 7th. Day Adv. Eady, d. Feb. 1903. 7th Day Adv. BURNSIDE J. M. Co. F. 1st. Ohio L A. Civil War Stone. COLDIRON (Infant), child of Jesse Aaron. Will Hen, d. 1963. DAVIS (Infant), b. 18 June 1903, d. 19 June 1903. Dessie, b. 10 May 1915, d. 5 Dec. 1915. Twin. Leslie, b. 10 May 1915, d. 15 Oct. 1915, Twin. Mary G., b. 26 Jan. 1850, d. 24 Apr. 1918. DIXON (Infant dau.), burned to death. Ethel, burned to death. EASTER America A., b. 1855, d. 1925. Wife of John H. John H., b. 1855, d. 1934. Husb. of America A. Mark. GROOMS J. F. HARPER Glenn, b. 1935, d. 1935. H. Wayn, b; 5 Dec. 1919, son of H. and N., d. 20 May 1921. Harrison M., b.1894, d. 19–. Husb. of Nellie B. Coldiron. Margaret A., b. 1876, d. 1955. Wife of William L. Nellie B., b. 1897, dau. of Coldiron, d. 1960. Wife of Harrison M. William L., b. 1866, d. 1942. Husb. of Margaret A. HAYSLIP Alice, b. 1897, dau. of Henry and Harriet, d. 1900. Chester Roberts, son of Henry and Harriet. Harriett, b. 1860, d. 1944. Wife of Henry....

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Arrasmsith Cemetery, Scott, Adams County, Ohio

(Loc. abt. 9 mi. WNW of PEEBLES and abt. 6 mi. NE of SEAMON in Scott two.) AROSMITH or ARRASMITH Charles, husb. of Sarah. Co. D. 4th Batt. Ohio Cav., Civil War. Sarah, d. 1 Oct. 1871, ae. abt. 25 yrs. Wife of Charles. CLARK Samantha, d. 30 May 1905, ae. 60 yrs., 3 mos., 11 days. Wife of Wesley. Wesley, d. 19 Feb. 1906, ae. 61 yrs., 7 mos., 24 days. Husb. of Samantha. CAPLINGER Ellen. DUTTON Altie Lee, son of L. 0. and A. A., d. 3 Dec. 1900, ae. 1 yr. 11 mos., 11 days. STERN Frederick, d. 22 Dec. 1879, ae. 68 yrs., 4 mos., 8 days. Husb. and Father. Joseph O., b. 1849, d. 1912. Husb. of Samantha. Lonie G., son of J. 0. and S. d. 18 July 1890, ae. 6 mos., 22 days. Samantha, b. 185?, d. 19–. Wife of Joseph O. STOOPS Adam, b. 1851, d. 1923. Sarah M., b. 1858, d. 1953. STORER Mary Arrasmith, b. 2 July 1860, d. 20 Oct. 1893. SWISS HELM Oneal, b. 31 Mar. 1884, d. 14 July...

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Jones Family Cemetery, Monroe Township, Adams County, Ohio

(Loc. NW of junction of U.S. Hwy. 52 and Adams Co Rd. C-98 on Brush Creek) CARTER Sarah, b. 23 July 1848, d. 4 Oct. 1884. JONES Emma, b. 12 Sept. 1865, dau. of Loue Stag d. 23 Jan. 1874. Isaac (Rev.), b. 1853, d. 1922. John E., b. 25 Dec. 1857, d. 13 Mar. 1887. John S., b. 10 Agar. 1821, d. 7 Jan. 1879. Susan, b. 9 Sept. 1814 or 1824, d. 18 Apr. 1889. Wife of John S. Telitha, b. 22 Par. 1855, d. 3 Oct. 1880 TAYLOR Ida May, dau. of James and Mary, d. 19 June 1878, ae. 4 mos., 16...

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Lepley Family Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio

(Loc. abt. 4 mi. NW of West Union) LEPLEY Adam, b. 14 Jan. 1786, d. 21 Dec. 1867, ae. 81 yrs., 11 mos., 21 days. Elanor M., b. 18 Nov. 1834, d. 17 Mar. 1866. Wife of Joseph. Ephriam, b. 8 Mar. 1817, d. 15 Mar. 1867. John R., b. 20 Sept. 1855, son of J. and E., d. 8 Nov. 1856. Mary, b. 4 Feb. 1792, d. 15 Mar. 1875, ae. 83 yrs., 1 mo., 11 days. LLOYD A. L. (Civil War Tombstone). David, d. 16 Apr. 1864, ae. 82 yrs. Also three foot stones marked Mother, Father, Clerman. Nancy, d. 17 Jan. 1877, ae. 71 yrs. MULLEN Thomas J., d. 28 Nov. 1862, ae. 17 yrs., 3 mos., 12 days. John, b. 4 Nov. 1:851, ae. 29 yrs., 6 mos., 26 days. SWANGER or SWONGER John, b. 17–, d. 1854 Thomas Johnson, d....

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Mount Unger Baptist Church Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio

Located Abt. 4 mi. NE of Blue Creek on SR#125 BROWN James, son of J. B. and S. E. Brown, d. 22 Mar. 1885, ae. 17 yrs., 4 mos., 10 Days. Sarah, b. 8 Oct. 1843, d. 27 Aug. 1927. COLEMAN Albert Lee., b. 18 Mar. 1900, d. 16 Jan. 1918. Annie, b. 5 Sept. 1861, d. 11 July 1917. Wife of W.E. Coleman. Gracie, b. 28 July 1887, dau. of J. W. and R. J. Coleman, d. 31 July 1887 W. E., b. 14 Apr. 1858, d. 21 Apr. 1920. Husb. of Annie. Willie, b. 25 Dec. 1894, son of Edward and Annie Coleman, d. 30 May 1895. HAMILTON Ernest, b. 1882, d. 19–. Garnet, b. 1917, d. 1942. Margaret, b. 1889, d. 1923 Ruby Fay, b. 29 Apr. 1921, dau. of E. and M. E. Hamilton, d. 9 June 1921. HAMPTON D. H., b. 1860, d. 1923. Husb. of Elizabeth. Elizabeth, b. 1860, d. 1922. Wife of D. H. Hampton. Fannie G., b. 16 Feb. 1903, dau. of D. H. and E. M. Hampton, d. 27 Apr. 1918. HEMPLEMAN C. E., b. 16 May 1871, d. 22 Aug. 1918. E. N., b. July 1866. HENISE John F., b. 24 June 1847, d. 12 May 1890. Co. H 196th. Ohio Inf. Civil War Stone. John Gary, b. 6 Mar. 1885, d. 15 Nov. 1888. Charles L., d. 30...

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Biography of Fred R. Long

Fred R. Long, general manager of the S. N. Long Warehouse of St. Louis, was born in Winchester, Ohio, April 16, 1879. His father, Samuel N. Long, was also a native of Ohio, born in 1848. He came to Missouri in 1885 and here engaged in the manufacture of syrup under the name of the S. N. Long Syrup Company, continuing active in that business for a period of twenty years. He later established the warehouse business which has been carried on under the name of the S. N. Long Warehouse. Through a period of thirty-five years he has been an active factor in the business circles of the city. He married Lou E. Havens, who was born in Winchester, Ohio, in 1847, and who passed away in St. Louis in 1865. Their son, Fred R. Long, was educated in the public schools of St. Louis, passing through consecutive grades to the high school and thus being well qualified for life’s practical and responsible duties. When his textbooks were put aside he began learning the syrup business with his father and they have since been associated in all their business activities. The son now has full charge of the warehouse, his father having practically retired from active business to enjoy a rest which he has truly earned and richly merited. Fred R. Long displays keen discernment in the control...

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Biography of Van B. Swearingen

Van B. Swearingen was at once one of the most successful business men and most honored citizens of Champaign County. His name is especially associated with the community of St. Joseph, where the best years of his life were spent. Mr. Van Swearingen was born in Adams County, Ohio, June 2, 1837, and died January 21, 1901. His father, Andrew J. Swearingen, was a native of Pennsylvania who early migrated to Ohio, where he married Mary Brady. From Ohio he brought his family to Illinois, first locating near Homer and afterwards a mile south of the village of St. Joseph. Van B. Swearingen was ten years of age when he accompanied his father to Illinois in 1847. He completed his education in the common schools of St. Joseph Township. He was fourteen when his father died and after that he lived with Benjamin Bartley until reaching his majority. Though he had little capital, he possessed that independence which made him willing to venture on his own account and success followed his efforts from the beginning. He first farmed as a renter, and also made an early beginning of buying and selling stock. He possessed natural gifts as a shrewd business man, and two years after he started out for himself he had enough capital to take his place in the ranks of business men. In 1863 Mr. Swearingen bought...

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Biography of Evans S. McComas

EVANS S. McCOMAS. – One of the earliest pioneers of what is now Union county, and intimately acquainted with all of eastern Oregon, having been a prominent figure here from the time of his advent into the region, the gentleman, whose name is at the head of this article, is to-day one of the leading representatives of Union county and has ever maintained a walk manifesting public spirit and an ardent interest in the welfare of all, while he has been instrumental in upbuilding the county by his own efforts in the business enterprises that he has fostered and consummated as well as in maintaining a wide awake newspaper in the early days that was a potent factor in advertising the country and cementing the various factors in the cosmopolitan population that came here in pristine times. Evans S. was born in Adams county, Ohio, in 1839, being the son of John and Janette (Carr) McComas, natives respectively of Kentucky and Ohio. He obtained a good education before he reached the years of majority, and at the age of twenty-one entered the ranks of the educators where he did commendable work for a few years. In 1861 he crossed the plains with ox teams, buoyant and hopeful in the anticipation of the smiles of fortune expected in the new country of the west. Auburn, in Baker county, was at...

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Biography of David Crawford Thoroman

David Crawford Thoroman. The first of his name to come to Kansas, the late David Crawford Thoroman was for many years engaged in school teaching and farming in Coffey and Osage counties, and is still remembered by the older residents as a man of upright character, possessed of a high sense of justice. His experiences during the Civil war had placed upon him the handicap of being weak physically, but his energetic spirit and industry helped him to overcome this in large part, and throughout his career he was a useful member of whatever community he made his home. David C. Thoroman was born in Adams County, Ohio, in 1824, of English descent, and when a young man went to Lewis County, in the northeastern part of Kentucky, where he was married to Katherine Murphy. Thus early he was a schoolteacher and agriculturist and was so engaged when the Civil war broke out. Mr. Thoroman enlisted in Company E, Twenty-second Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and had his baptism of fire in Cumberland Gap, where he took part in a severe engagement. Subsequently he was in the battles around Vicksburg, including Milliken’s Bend, Big Black River and the numerous encounters leading up to the surrender of the besieged city, and later took part in the engagement at Arkansas Post. Just prior to the Red River expedition under General Banks, in...

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Biography of James M. May

James M. May. A great and forceful influence was removed from the religious affairs of the State of Kansas in the death of James M. May, which occurred at his home in Manhattan August 17, 1915. The best work of his life was performed as a Sunday School and church organizer and missionary. However, he had a wonderful adaptability and resourcefulness, and might have been successful as a mechanic, a farmer or in almost any line of business, had not his earnest devotion to the cause of religion kept him in that field of effort during all his active years. He was born in Adams County, Ohio, September 6, 1848, a son of Henry and Margaret (McClung) May. He was of Holland Dutch ancestry in the paternal line and through his mother inherited Scotch-Irish stock. His father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Ohio. His father was a carpenter and farmer, and the late Mr. May grew up on a farm in Southern Ohio. The limited education which he was privileged to receive from the common schools he supplemented in after years by private study and wise reading, but his knowledge of men and the motives that move mankind always transcended any of the lore obtained from books. However, he was a great book lover, and to the end of his days enjoyed the communion with the...

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McComas, E. S. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon One of the largest funerals in the history of the town of Union marked the obsequies of the pioneer editor and politician, E. S. McComas. The funeral was held at Union, Wednesday afternoon, September 6 at 3 o’clock, and was attended by a great gathering of pioneers. The body was laid to rest beside his mother, brother, and son. The deceased leaves a widow, one daughter, an adopted son and three sisters, Mrs. Alice M. Bell of Enterprise, Mrs. Esther E. Pursel and Mrs. Mary R. Thomson of Union. Mrs. Bell received word of her brother’s extremity Saturday afternoon and went at once to his home near Wallowa, and was at his bedside when he passed away, Monday, September 4. Following is a graphic account of the busy, useful life of Mr. McComas, largely taken from his own diary. Elgin Recorder: — E.S. McComas, for forty-nine years a resident of Eastern Oregon, died at Wallowa on Monday last. He was born, to quote his diary which is before us, “In Adams County, Ohio, on January 23, 1839, and at the age of four years came with my parents to Montgomery County, Indiana. My father was a native of Kentucky, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and my mother was born in Ohio, of Dutch-English parents.” His education was, as he says “absorbed while shivering in the back seat...

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Biography of Winfield Freeman

Winfield Freeman. Lawyer, author, traveler, leader in republican politics and a business man, Winfield Freeman has been a Kansan for more than thirty-five years. He has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost members of the bar in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born at London, Ohio, January 3, 1848, a son of James F. and Eleanor (Dawson) Freeman. His early life was spent in Winchester, Ohio, where he attended the public schools and where he read law in the office of Hon. A. Stiver. Admitted to the bar in 1869, at the age of twenty-one, he practiced law for a number of years in Ohio, and in 1878-79 served as prosecuting attorney of Preble County. Since 1879 he has been a resident of Kansas. From 1880 to 1884 he was assistant attorney for the Solomon Valley Railroad Company. In 1881 he was elected mayor of Minneapolis, Kansas. As one of the promoters of the Kansas City Elevated Railroad Company Mr. Freeman removed to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1884, and was actively identified with that transportation service as attorney until 1888. It is forty-eight years since he commenced the practice of law in Ohio in 1869, and his experience is a remarkably long one. He was associated with Silas Wright Porter, now associate justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas, from 1891 to 1899, and was also...

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Biography of Samuel Brownlee Fisher

Samuel Brownlee Fisher of Parsons, consulting engineer of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company, is one of the eminent railway engineers of America. He had had nearly fifty years of active experience and had been identified with the construction of various railway lines in the West and East. He comes of an old Scotch family of Covenanter stock. On the maternal side his ancestors were the Brownlees, who were Covenanters in Scotland and were exiled because of their religious belief and settled in Pennsylvania. Mr. Fisher’s great-great-grandfather in the maternal line, George Wilie, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and another member of this same family was Colonel Thompson, an aide to General Washington. Mr. Fisher’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Brownlee, was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1792, and spent all his life on a farm in that rugged district of Southwestern Pennsylvania, dying in 1855. He was an active abolitionist in the days before the Civil war and was a member of the Associate Branch of the Presbyterian Church. Samuel Brownlee married Ann Wilie, who was born and died at Washington, Pennsylvania. The father of Mr. Fisher was Rev. Jacob P. Fisher, who was born in Ohio in 1808, but was reared and married in Washington, Pennsylvania. He was a minister of that branch of Presbyterianism formerly known as the Associate Church. He was also actively identified...

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