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History of Columbiana County, Ohio with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers


By: D.W. Ensign & Company, Pub. 1879, reprinted 2023, 450 pages, Index, 8" x 11" soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-353-4.

Columbiana County was created in 1803 from Jefferson County.  It was settled early on by Quakers and Scotch-Irish from Pennsylvania but was later settled primary by Germans.  The county itself sits in the eastern side of the state bordering Pennsylvania with the Ohio River on its southern boundary.  The first chapters of this book are devoted to the general history of the County and are introduced by such an account of French and Spanish discoveries as was deemed of value in connection with that history.  Other general chapters treat Indian Occupation, Land Titles, Geology, Organizations, Education, Politics, County's Military history, and a roster of the early Militia and soldiers who served in the Civil War.  The author has also given histories of the various townships along with biographies of their residents.  Some surnames of these biographies:  Armstrong, Arter, Aten, Bell, Carr, Cook, Davis, Dickinson, Dobson, Dysart, Entriken, Farmer, Heacock, Hill, Hime, Holloway, Johnson, Johnston, Keeler, Kerr, Long, Martin, McClellan, Murray, Oyster, Pike, Robinson, Stanton, Strawn, Thompson, Walter, and Whinnery.  The New Index that was created for this reprint mentions approximately 21,000 persons.