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In 1972 Jim Kegley and Doug Everman started a new weekly publication in Wheelersburg Ohio, and called it the Scioto Voice. In 1976 Jim took over complete ownership of the paper. Jim's column appeared in the first published edition, February 8, 1973, and most issues since that time. He named his weekly column "High Notes," Nearly all of the 2,150 issues carried one of his writings--except for occasional lapses where he traveled, had guest writers, or was ill. Although Jim no longer owns the Scioto Voice, his column remains an important feature of the paper as he reminisces and brings the reader up-to-date on the people, places, and events that were so much part of the lives of the people in Scioto County. "High Notes" provides a wonderful history of the area from the 1950s up to the present.
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For those who have used this valuable resource, you know what a huge benefit it is to have local resources and contacts in one booklet. This special 40th anniversary edition contains updated and revised information found in the previous guides and includes, among other things, locations of churches, cemeteries, repositories and their collections, publications for further research, annexation information, and names of current and past communities and post offices.
A foldout color map of the county was restored from the original publication and is reproduced on archival paper and inserted in an archival pocket inside the back cover.
Gary Knepp, local attorney and historian, has uncovered some amazing and interesting cases and facts surrounding Clermont County's contribution to the antislavery movement and military service. This book uncovers its legal past from its first civil rights attorney, John Jolliffe; its contribution to Ohio's constitution; the first chief justice to the Ohio Supreme Court, Hugh L. Nichols; the first female, Anna Quimby, admitted to the United States Supreme Court. It also covers one of the wealthiest men in the world, New Richmond's John Haussermann, "The Gold King of the Philippines." Other stories include, among others, Ohio's first environmental criminal case. A fascinating read.
This Civil War publication includes letters from James Gildea written to the former General James Barnett in response to his request for company histories. James Gildea was born in Port New Parish, Ireland, in 1835 and lived in various Ohio cities after immigration before settling in Portsmouth, Ohio.
A genealogical account of westward migration as recorded in court, census, and military records, newspaper articles, and personal remembrances, traces the descendants of an Iams/Imes family that migrated from the East Coast into Lawrence County, Ohio, about 1810. One of the four members of the family remained in the Lawrence County area. Others moved to Indiana, Illinois, and Kansas. In addition to discussing the history and migration to Lawrence and Scioto Counties, Ohio, the book follows the ancestry of Mary Ann “Polly” Iams/Imes who married Thompson Ward, Peter, Solomon, Thomas, and Michael Iams/Imes. The inclusive name index covers 73 pages.
This is a much-needed Ohio reference book and an important social history that covers more than 50 years of children in need and families in despair. In 1866 the Ohio General Assembly authorized the construction of children’s homes in each county and in 1874, Lawrence County opened its children’s home in Ironton. Mrs. Kounse transcribed the hard-to-read microfilm records from this home and added, through her extensive notes, additional information gleaned from newspapers, penitentiary records, boys and girls’ industrial records, blind school records, and personal interviews, among other things. These children were often sent to homes in other cities or counties and all other parties involved, in addition to the children and their parents, have been indexed.“The registers and the numerous footnotes put these children into context and their stories come alive. What a great model for other institutional records and certainly a valuable resource for Lawrence County researches.” –Paul Milner, FORUM Editor
Comprised mostly of men from the Toledo and Marietta, Ohio, area and mustered in at Camp Dennison, this unit fought battles at Kernstown, Port Republic, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. They were mustered out in Cleveland, Ohio.
Originally printed in 1986 by the author, this reprint is arranged alphabetically by male names. Female names are indexed. A list of commissioned justices and their designated townships is included in order to help one determine the area in which the marriage took place. In addition to the transcribed records from the Brown County marriage book, the personal marriage records from Squire Thomas Shelton have been included.
A companion to volume one, this volume includes all the above as well as marriages by Joseph West, the Andrew Evans Marriage Register 1856-1868, and the Decatur Methodist Circuit Marriages 1876-1890.
"A sex scandal, blood on the walls of the U.S. Capitol, stories of ghosts--all that is part of Caroline Miller's new book. But, more than that, her well-researched and readable work reminds us again of the fury of the political world, the place of honor in 19th century America, and the tragedy that resulted. It is a story that still has meaning for us today--and Caroline Miller is to be congratulated for rediscovering that forgotten part of the past."---James C. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky.
"A long-forgotten and little-known story about Kentucky in our nation's capital, Caroline Miller's fascinating and true tale includes politics, murder, sex, and ghosts. Meticulously researched, the scandal centered around a popular Kentucky congressman, rocked Washington, D.C., in the late 1800s, and still leaves us wondering whether justice was done."---Ben Chandler, Executive Director, Kentucky Humanities Council.