Biographical and Historical Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio, with Narratives of Incidents and Occurrences in 1775 - S. P. Hildreth. This book consists mainly of biographical sketches of thirty-five men who were the first settlers in Washington County, Ohio: Rufus Putnam, Abraham Whipple, James Mitchell Varnum, Samuel Holden Parsons, Benjamin Tupper, Ebenezer Sproat, Jonathan Devol, Return Jonathan Meigs, Griffin Greene, Paul Fearing, Joseph and Rebecca Gilman, Benjamin Ives and Hannah Gilman, Mary Lake, Daniel Story, Jabez True, William Dana, Nathaniel Cushing, Jonathan Haskell, Ebenezer Battelle, Israel Putnam, Nathan Goodale, Robert Bradford, Aaron Waldo Putnam, Jonathan Stone, Robert Oliver, Haffield White, Dean Tyler, William Gray, William Stacey, Jervis Cutler, Benjamin Brown, Joseph Barker, Hamilton Kerr, Isaac and Rebecca Williams, and, Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett. There are also chapters on the founding of Athens County, Ohio, and on the initial settlement of Amestown in Athens County. Most of the people were from New England. An appendix and a full-name index add to the value of this work. (1852, 1991), 2012,5½x8½, paper, index, 560 pp.