Little Home Histories in our Early Homes Belmont County, Ohio - M. Marie Bundy.
This book was first published in 1943 by the author’s father’s first cousin, Beulah Patten McDonald, and her husband. It contains first-hand accounts written by numerous individuals and information passed down in families about life in the early 1800’s through the turn of the century in this section of southeastern Ohio. This book preserves a forgotten part of our local history.
Most of the families were Quakers who migrated here, seeking a land free from the evils of slavery. The easternmost part of Ohio was the entry to the Northwest Territory which had banned slave ownership. Before land ownership could occur, this section of Ohio was surveyed into the Seven Ranges which were divided into townships and the townships into sections. These divisions are still in place today and the author has used this system in some cases to identify locations. Where possible, the author has used the current number and street address to identify location of property.
The book is being reprinted from the original with some minor changes and additions for clarification. For the most part, grammar and spelling of the original articles has not been corrected; however, dates and the spelling of names have been checked for accuracy, and, the person’s name has been substituted for a pronoun used in some of the articles. Additions to the articles are italicized. Pictures have been included where available. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
2018, 8½x11, paper, index, 220 pp.