Ohio Annals: Historic Events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingun Valleys


Ohio Annals: Historic Events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingun Valleys - C. H. Mitchener. This is the story of how a handful of settlers and a few brave missionaries carved a civilization out of a primitive and dangerous wilderness which came to be known as the state of Ohio. There are first hand accounts of settlers’ encounters with the Lenape, Seneca, and Mingo tribes and their traditions and also short biographies of their fearless leaders, Captain White Eyes, Cornstalk, and Tecumseh, to name a few. Also provided are tales of the earliest settlers, the Moravian Germans, the French, and the brave missionaries Zeisbeger and Heckewelder who converted some Indians to Christianity all along the early western border. This book also contains the death rolls of over 400 early settlers, lists of early lawyers, county officers, land owners, and the members of three constitutional conventions. A new index gives the reader access to the great wealth of early Ohio settlers’ names buried within the lists and in the text of the book. Starting with the geological history of the land itself and ending with a review of Ohio’s rise to political power in the late 1800’s, this highly engaging and mostly anecdotal history keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through. (1876, 1993), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 398 pp.

ISBN: 9781556138881