Scioto County, Ohio
: Scioto County, Ohio
A few books from the selection below are by local authors and may be of interest to the readers of this county.
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.
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.
Portsmouth, Ohio, native Margaret Russell uses the Japanese verse form of haiku to convey emotions steeped in mystery and romance.
Explore the Buckeye State’s folklore, towns, and people—a snapshot of Buckeye life, past and present. Learn about the frontier legend Gen. "Mad” Anthony Wayne; nitro shooters, tattooed chickens, and moonshiners; the phenomenon of Eugene, Sabina’s cadaver-in-residence; the glory years of Indian Lake; and, of course, quintessential ghost towns named Sodom, Knockemstiff, Rural, Mudsock, San Toy, and Dull. Described as a love song to Ohio, this publication is a key to a time long past, when places like Whigville, Tunnel, and Toots Corner ruled the day.
The Thirty-third fought disease, capture, and heavy casualties in many notable Civil War battles before heroically volunteering to reenlist to answer the call of President Lincoln. They fought in battles of Chaplin Hills, Stones River, Hoovers Gap, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Atlanta, Savannah, Averasbora, Bentonville, and Raleigh. The story is told through the letters to wives, sisters, and other family members in an engaging style that will personalize the experiences of the war.Winner of the 2008 (?) OGS Oliver Hazard Perry Award for an Ohio-related military historical record.
Through the letters of Adams County, Ohio, native Lt. Col. Benjamin Franklin Coates, the author brings to life and chronicles the day-to-day events of the movement of this Southern Ohio regiment. Seventy-four percent of the men in this company were born in Ohio. Others listed their places of birth as Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Vermont, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana as well as Germany, England, Ireland, and France.Winner of the 2007 OGS Oliver Hazard Perry Award for an Ohio-related military historical record.
Abstracts of deaths, marriages, and other important events as found in The Portsmouth [Ohio] Times as well as early reminiscences that describe people, places, and events during the formative years of Alexandria and Portsmouth, Ohio. Other articles and chapters include steamship disasters, the formation of baseball teams, churches, and organizations, as well as customs, the fire department, and other local items of interest. Some of these stories are not found in any other history of this county.
This book is an index of names of those who died or were married, which appeared in notices, obituaries, and articles found in newspapers under twenty different names that were printed in Scioto County, Ohio. The index entry may also list a maiden name, age, date of marriage or death, and other comments as well as the date and newspaper where the notice was found. Appendix A lists newspaper repositories in Ohio where the newspapers, original or microfilm, were found, including call numbers or location. Appendix B lists many community name changes along with current name and/or location.
The Shamharts researched the location of the post offices, township by township, and published their original findings through a series in the Scioto Voice newspaper ten years before this book was published. They have since updated their research with maps, photos, engravings, and an updated list of postmasters. More than 400 postmasters are listed, along with the years served. This is a valuable resource for this county if you are searching for communities that no longer exist, an ancestor, or are interested in Scioto County’s postal history.
In The Flowers Still Bloom Every Year, James Arthur Williams describes the hardship of his Scotch-Irish and Welsh foreparents who immigrated to America and settled in the Appalachian hill country of Kentucky. Mr. Williams continues to describe how his maternal grandparents who, through good fortune, became moderately wealthy with the discovery of oil and gas on their property, while his paternal grandparents scratched out a living in its valleys and hollows. Later, the Williamses crossed the Ohio River into southern Ohio, overcame death and disease and, through hard work, faith and determination, made a fruitful life for themselves. The author continues the saga with his own generation and how they carried forth the values of their ancestors.
The Correspondent was a German-language newspaper printed in Scioto County, Ohio, with a circulation that included southeastern Ohio, northeastern Kentucky, and West Virginia. These abstracts include names and locations of relatives mentioned in the obituary and often the birthplace of the deceased. Nearly every state is mentioned and numerous counties and communities within Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.