Location: Scioto County OH

Early Exploration and Native Americans

De Soto and his band gave to the Choctaws at Moma Binah and the Chickasaws at Chikasahha their first lesson in the white man’s modus operandi to civilize and Christianize North American Indians; so has the same lesson been continued to be given to that unfortunate people by his white successors from that day to this, all over this continent, but which to them, was as the tones of an alarm-bell at midnight. And one hundred and twenty-three years have passed since our forefathers declared all men of every nationality to be free and equal on the soil of the North American continent then under their jurisdiction, except the Africans whom they held in slavery, and the Native Americans against whom they decreed absolute extermination because they could not also enslave them; to prove which, they at once began to hold out flattering-inducements to the so-called oppressed people of all climes under the sun, to come to free America and assist them to oppress and kill off the Native Americans and in partnership take their lands and country, as this was more in accordance with their lust of wealth and speedy self-aggrandizement than the imagined slow process of educating, civilizing and Christianizing them, a work too con descending, too humiliating; and to demonstrate that it has been a grand and glorious success, we now point with vaunting pride and haughty...

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Biographical Sketch of S. B. Guthery

S. B. Guthery was born in Pike county, Ohio, October 27, 1817. His grandfather was a colonel in the Revolutionary War, and in 1800 immigrated to the then far West – now the State of Ohio. When our subject was a boy he was employed by William Parmer, of Bourbon county, Kentucky; in keeping training and running fast horses. In 1837 he turned his attention to farming and has followed that business ever since, together with handling stock; with the exception of a short time he was engaged in grading on the Portsmouth & Columbus turnpike in 1840, and conducted a tannery in Scioto county, Ohio, a few years. In April, 1847, he settled upon the farm where he now lives. Mr. Guthery was united in marriage November 21, 1840, to Miss Nancy L. March. She was born January 24, 1822. They had four children: Nancy-dead; William B., born April 3, 1845; James A.-dead; and Sarah-dead. William B. Guthery, son of S. B. Guthery, was born in Lucas county, (Ohio, and lives on the old homestead, where his father settled in 1847. He was educated at Smith’s Mercantile College, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and was engaged from 1869 to 1873 in the mercantile business and in the handling and shipping of mules at Jameson. Since that time he has been engaged in farming. William B. Guthery was united in marriage,...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph D. Feurt

Was born in Scioto county, Ohio, August 15, 1817. His father, Thomas Feurt, was a native of Maryland, and his mother, Mary Feurt, was born in Pennsylvania. Our subject was educated in the common schools of Ohio, and at the age of seventeen learned the blacksmith trade, which was his principal business until 1870. He came to this county in 1840 and put up a shop that year in the old town of Di-Amon, which was the first blacksmith shop, north of Gallatin, in Daviess county. After four years working there he bought a farm in what is now Grand River township, and run his shop in connection with his farm until 1870. In 1878 he moved to Jameson, where he now lives. Mr. Feurt was united in marriage, July 7, 1842, to Miss Rachel Walls, who was born January 10, 1822. By this marriage they had eleven children, six of whom are living; namely, Mary C., born July 17, 1843-dead; Nancy, born November 15, 1844-dead; Benjamin, born February 13, 1846; Joseph H., born January 7, 1848-dead; George W., born August 30, 1849; William A., born May 4, 1851; Caroline, born May 4, 1853-dead; John D., born January 4, 1856-dead; Eli, born May 5, 1857; Everett, born November 8, 1859; and Ella, born April 6, 1862. Mrs. Rachel Feurt died May 10, 1862. On the 21st of March, 1869,...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Briggs

Henry Briggs is a native of Scioto county, Ohio, born June 30, 1834. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of Ohio. In 1868 he came to this county and settled where he now lives-then in the country where the wild grass grew high around his house, but now on the business street of Jameson. He has been street commissioner for three years, and was appointed marshal of Jameson in April, 1881. Mr. Briggs was united in marriage, February 25, 1857, to Miss Annie E. Noble, of Scioto county, Ohio, born September 7, 1836. They have ten children; namely, William M., born December 5, 1857; George A., born November 26, 1859; Aaron C., born December 3, 1861; Mary I., born September 30, 1863; Jesse C., born October 12, 1865; Maggie M., born October 1, 1868; Lulu, born April 21, 1871, and was the first child born in the town of Jameson; Grace N., born March 28, 1874; Susanna E., born July 13, 1877; and Imogene, born October 3,...

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Biography of Jacob Swick

Jacob Swick. A resident of Champaign County during a period of sixty-five years and still interested in the pursuit of agriculture here, Jacob Swick is one of the best known among the citizens of Broadlands and the vicinity. During his long career it has been his fortune to have gained many of the rewards of industry and integrity, and in addition to material remuneration to have attained a position of substantial prominence in his community and a place in the respect and confidence of those among whom his long life has been spent. Mr. Swick was born in Germany, June 27, 1837, a son of Jacob and Christine (Oberly) Swick, both born in that country. The family came to the United States in 1852, first settling in Pennsylvania, from which state they moved to Ohio, and there the parents passed the remaining years of their lives engaged in farming. They were honest, industrious, God-fearing people who reared their children to lives of usefulness and honor and gave them all the advantages that they could afford. The children were as follows: Jacob, of this notice; Christina, who is the wife of John Vedder and a resident of Urbana; Christopher, who also resides at that place; and Mary, the wife of Joseph Marsh, of North Dakota. Jacob Swick was about fifteen years of age when he accompanied his parents to the...

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Biography of John Q. Moxley, M. D.

Dr. John Ouincy Moxley, the pioneer druggist of Lewiston, and a successful practicing physician, was born in Scioto County, Ohio, April 15, 1846, and is of English lineage, the original American ancestors having been early settlers of New England. His father, Thomas S. Moxley, was born in Vermont, and when a young man removed to Ohio, where he engaged in the practice of medicine for fifty years. He married Miss Susan McConnell, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and to them were born six children, three of whom are now living. The father died in the seventy-fourth year of his age, and the mother passed away at the age of seventy-nine. Their son, John Ouincy Moxley, completed his literary education in the Ohio Wesleyan University, and in the Miami Medical College, of Cincinnati, prepared for his profession. Subsequently he engaged in the practice of medicine in the Buckeye state, and in 1873 emigrated westward, locating in Mount Idaho, this state, where he practiced for six months. He then came to Lewiston and bought of Dr. Kelly the pioneer drug store of the town. Since that time he has conducted the store and attended to a large practice, which is steadily increasing in volume and in importance. He is a competent physician, with a comprehensive and accurate knowledge of the science of medicine, and his professional labors have been followed by excellent results....

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Biography of Frank Edimer McFarland

Frank Edimer McFarland. A resident of Kansas since March, 1888, Frank Edimer McFarland was for many years connected with different departments of the Santa Fe Railroad, and for the past five or six years had been assistant secretary of the state board of agriculture. He is also one of the most prominent Masons in Kansas, and had had a long and creditablo career. He is a native of that section of Ohio known as the Hanging Rock Iron Region. He was born on the Ohio River at Portsmouth October 29, 1856, the year the republican party was born, and after coming to maturity he became a stanch supporter of those political doctrines. He is a son of John J. and Fannie (Stanton) McFarland, who were married in 1848. Of their sixteen children, seven are now living, including three sets of twins. John J. McFarland, who spent his last years at Topeka, where he is still well remembered by the older settlers, tried four times to enlist in the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil war. His services were refused owing to the loss of four fingers on his right hand caused by the premature explosion of a cannon. However, he was able to do some service as a training captain for a company of artillery at his home town. By trade he was a blacksmith and conducted...

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Biographical Sketch of Oliver N. Chamberlain

Chamberlain, Oliver N.; architect; born, Portsmouth, O., Oct. 10, 1882; son of Irwin and Mary J. Finy Chamberlain; educated, common schools, Portsmouth, O., and private instructor at Columbus, O.; married, Sandusky, July 22, 1905, Carrie Iona Richards; one child; ten years work at practical construction work; two years in the general contracting business, in Cleveland; six years a practicing architect, in Cleveland, doing a general line of work; member Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Recreations: Baseball and...

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Biographical Sketch of Carl Lorenz

Lorenz, Carl; journalist; born, Stuttgaart, Germany, March 31, 1858; early education in Germany; at the age of 18, went to Switzerland for further study; remained three years; graduated from the University of Geneva, in 1879; taught school in Paris for two and one-half years; taught Languages in London for two years; came to the United States in 1881; engaged in newspaper work in New York City, for two years; in 1883, located in Portsmouth, O.; resumed teaching, and was principal of a German School until 1887; came to Cleveland, and in 1880, became connected with The Waechter and Anzeiger; now its Sunday editor; 1903, sec’y of the Cleveland Library Board; author of works of fiction, poetry and dramatic...

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Hamilton, William S. – Obituary

Pioneer Dies This Morning William S. Hamilton Passes On At the Home of His Son at End of Long Illness William S. Hamilton died at the home of his son this morning of an extended illness. He was formerly of Wallowa where he was employed as engineer by the Nibley-Mimnaugh Lumber company for a period of 10 years. Interment will be made in the Summerville cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. of which the deceased was a member. Snodgrass and Zimmerman undertaking parlors have charge of the body. William S. Hamilton was born November 22, 1855, in Friendship, Scioto county, Ohio, and went to Missouri when a small boy then crossing the plains in 1874, arriving in the Grande Ronde valley on July 7th. He settled on the Sand Ridge and was united in marriage to Olive C. Hulse September 28, 1882. To this union was born five children, three sons and two daughters, William H. Arthur, Charles S., Mrs. Ethel Newbill and Mrs. Edith Brown, all of whom survive him with the exception of Arthur who died when a small boy. Additional survivors are his wife, one brother C. W. Hamilton of Alicel; Mrs. O. A. Rhinehart of Husum, Washington, and Mrs. Richard Myers of Caldwell, Idaho, besides a number of more distant relatives. La Grande Evening Observer...

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Biography of William Hunter McKenzie

William Hunter McKenzie has found his work in the business administration of gas companies, and since 1905 had held the responsibilities of general manager of the Wyandotte County Company of Kansas City, Kansas. It was a boyhood experience while in a state institution in Ohio that gave him the permanent bent of a vocational experience. Mr. McKenzie was born in Harrisonville, Ohio, November 15, 1862, one of the four children of James T. and Mary C. (Hoover) McKenzie, both also natives of Ohio and of Scotch and Dutch extraction. James T. McKenzie was a cabinet maker by trade. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Company G of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Ohio Infantry and served as a sergeant through all the campaigns in the South. Near the close of the war, worn out with hardships and his arduous service, he died in a hospital at Baltimore. Thus William H. McKenzie practically never had a father’s care. He and his brothers and sisters and their widowed mother lived together until the State of Ohio established its Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home at Xenia. William H. entered that home at the age of ten years and remained there, continuing his education until the age of sixteen. He had shown special aptness for things mechanical, and at that age was employed in looking after the gas and...

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Gibson, Larry Edward – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Larry Edward Gibson, 60, of Alder Slope, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, with family members at his side. Larry was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer and died after a six-month fight and a short hospital stay. Larry was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he graduated from Bishop Luers High School in 1966. He continued his studies at Lewis University in Lockport, Ill., where he earned a BS degree in political science and history, with a teaching endorsement. He also served six years in the military policy in the Army Reserves. He spent over 20 years in management, sales and marketing for the trucking industry. Since moving to Wallowa County 15 years ago, Larry was active in the Wenaha Muzzleloaders Club, Wallowa County Search and Rescue and wild land firefighting for Contract Water Wagons. He drove bus for the Joseph School District. In the past he was the owner/operator of Gibson Girl Dry Cleaners in Enterprise. He is survived by his wife, Gayle; daughters, Victoria of Enterprise, Jennie and husband Tim Green and Rachael Byrne and Donna Wegner of Fort Wayne, Ind.; mother Marie Gibson Glickert of Wheelersburg, Ohio; brother Tom of Anderson, Indiana; sisters Debbie and Dave Thompson and Karla and Terry Dixon and their families of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and two (soon to be three) grandsons,...

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Hamilton, Charlie – Obituary

Alicel, Union County, Oregon Charlie Hamilton, Alicel Farmer, Taken By Death Charlie Hamilton, 75, farmer from Alicel, died Wednesday, June 9, in a local hospital after a long illness. Mr. Hamilton was born in Scioto, Ohio, August 25, 1867. He had been a resident of Union county for 70 years. Survivors are three sisters; Mrs. Walter Pratt, Mrs. J. G. Wright and Mrs. Charles Gray. He also had several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Snodgrass Funeral Home. Rev. Irvin S. Motz will officiate. Burial will be in the Summerville cemetery. The La Grande Evening Observer Friday, June 11, 1943 Page 5 Contributed by: Tom...

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Hamilton, C. W. – Obituary

C. W. Hamilton, Of Lower Cove, Called by Death Charles W. Hamilton was born in Scioto, county, Ohio, May 2, 1845 where he lived until 1869. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the Union army. From May 2, to Sept. 3, 1864, he served as corporal in Company I of the 140th regiment. In this long and terrible struggle he offered his life daily for his country standing where only the bravest can stand. Sept. 13th, 1864 at Platsmouth [sic – Portsmouth], Ohio, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah F. Bridwell and to this union were born 11 children of which six now survive him. The living children are Mrs. Hattie Wright of Joseph; Mrs. Sallie Gray of Bend, Ore.; Mrs. Mina Pratt, of Lewiston, Ida.; and Charles Hamilton, Mrs. Lettie Pratt and Mrs. Nora Cook all of this valley. Beside[s] there [these] he is survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and a host of friends. In 1869 Mr. Hamilton moved his family to Missouri, where they lived until 1874 when they came across the plains in a covered wagon to Oregon settling east of Alicel on what is known as the Henry Young place. In 1902 they moved to Shasta county, California, and in 1909 to Benton county, Oregon, where they lived three years, after which time they moved to Eastern Oregon...

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Roll Of Capt. William Huston’s Mounted Company

(Probably from Scioto County) Served from October 1, until November 1, 1812. Capt. William Huston Lieut. Allen Moore Cornet, Uriah White Sergt. Nathan Glover Sergt. Samuel G. Jones Sergt. James Collins Sergt. Ezra Osborn Privates Applegate, Charles Barkels, Frederick Bartow, Kimber Boynton, Joseph E Brown, John, Jr. Burk, William M Cannon, John Carpenter, William Chamberlain, Anson Chamberlain, Hyatt Chappen, Reuben Curany, Mathew Darlington, Samuel David, Elnathan Davison, Nathaniel Dollarhead, William Fuqua, Moses M Glover, Asa Grant, William Gunn, Zina Hammett, John Johnston, John Jones, David Jones, William Kelby, John Loyd, Johnson McKenney, Solomon Moore, Phillip, Jr. Musgrove, Abner Pain, Olney Perry, Samuel Power, William Rankin, William Robey, William Salada, John Smith, John Swords, William Thompson, James Thompson, Robert Tomlison, John Turner, John R Wheeler, Amos Wheeler, Nathaniel Wilson,...

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