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HHOH DARKE-01: DARKE COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1817-1833  Compiled by Colleen Alice Ridlen; 39 Pages; 8.5"x11", Softcover, stapled, The original Marriage Record Books from which these marriages were copied are in the County Clerk’s Office in Greenville, Ohio.  Darke County was formed in 1809 from Miami County.  $14  Surnames with three (,) or more (#) marriages are listed here: Adams 4, Addington 4, Adkins, Anderson 4, Armstrong, Arnold 9, Ashl(e)y 9, Atchi(n)son 4, Baird 8, Baker 12, Baldwin 5, Barnet, Beam 4, Berry, Bixler, Blancher, Bloc(h/k)er 4, Borders, Boyd 5, Brandon 11, Brawley, Briggs 4, Briney 8, Brod(e)rick 5, Brown 19, Buckingham 5, Bumgardner, Bunch, Bur(d)ge 5, Byers4, Byram, Campbell 7, Carlock 5, Carnahan 6, Chen(o)with 6, Christian 8, Clap/p 5, Clark 10, Clary 6, Clear 4, Clemens 4, Coat(e) 4, Coble/s, Cole 4, Colville, Cook/e, Coppess 9, Cox 8, Cra(ge/ig) 6, Crum(e)rine 5, Cue, Culbertson 5, Davidson 5, Davis 6, Dean/e 7, Decamp, Deeter 5, Denis(t)on, Devall, Devor, Dixon 5, Dougherty, Douglass, Downing 4, Drinkwater, Duvall 5, Earhart, Edg(a/e)r 4, Edington 4, Edwards 7, Elston10, Enerson 4, English, Fleming 7, Folkerth 4, Fryer 4, Gott 5, Gray 10, Green 6, Hall, Harlan, Hrper, Hart 5, Harter 10, Hartle, Hathaway 6, Hays 4, Hill 5, Hole 5, Houss, Howell, Huff, Huffman 4, Hyde, Jackson 5, Jay, Jellison, Jones 12, Judy 3, Kelly, Ketering/Ketring/Kettering 7, La(u/r)rimore 4, Lawrence 5, Livengood 5, Loring 4, Loveall, McCluer/e 8, McFarland 7, McGinnis, McGriff, McGuire, McIntire 4, McKinset, Manuel, Martin 13, Matchett, Michael 4, Mikesell 5, Miller 40, Mitchell, Morgan, Mote 8, Mull(e/i)n(a/i)x, Murphy 6, Noffsinger, Nog(g)le   Oliver 7, Overholser, Overl(e)y 5, Owen/s Painter 4, Parent 5, Pearce, Penny 7, Phillips 11, Pit(t)(s/z)enb(a/e)rger 6, Polly 7, Porter, Potter 6, Puterbaugh 9, Rar(r)ick 4, Rec(h/k) 6, Redebaugh 4, Reed 11, Rench, Riffle, Robbins, Roberts 5, Robinson 4, Robison 7, Rogers 4, Roll, Ross 5, Rush22, Russel 7, Rynard, Scribner 5, Sebring 6, Sharp 4, Shearer, Shively, Simerson, Skinner 5, Smith 34, Snell 5, Spen(c/s)er 8, Stephens, Stephenson 4, Stone 5, Studabaker 7, Sumner 4, Sutton 5, Swisher 7, Taylor, Thomas 6, Thompson 15, Tillson7, Townsend 5, Tucker, Tull(e/i)s, Ull(/e)am, Ullery, Ul/lum, Vail/e 4, Wade 8, Waggoner 5, Walker 16, Ward 9, Watson 7, Weaver, Wertz 6, Westfall 19, White 4, Whitman 5, Wiley 9, Williams 10, Wills 6, Willson 7, Wilson 7, Wilt 9, Winegarden 4, Wineland, Wintermote, Wooden, Woods 11 and York 5. PRICE:  $14     

 

HHOH DARKE-02: ABSTRACT FROM BIOGRAPHIES PRINTED IN THE 1880 HISTORY OF DARKE COUNTY, OHIO.  by Martha Whitesell.  Twelve pages, 8” by 11”, 1983, cardstock covers, stapled. $10.  Over 750 biographies have been abstracted here.  All the biographies are filed in order by the Township in which they resided.  The format for the abstract of each  biography includes the page number on which it is located in the original book, his/her complete name, the subject’s birthplace, the year born, the wife’s surname, first name and middle name or initial, if given, an asterisk if the subject person had children, the subject’s father’s first name and where from, and the subject’s mother’ maiden name and first name or initial.  All of this information appears on one line; such as this one:  Sample of one abstract of a sketch:  498, Hart, Manning, WV, 1821, Hoover, Mary, *, D. Wm., PA, Pettit, Eliz.   

Which tells you this:  PAGE, 498, SUBJECT’S NAME: HART Manning, BIRTHPLACE WV, BIRTH YEAR 1821,  WIFE, Hoover, Mary, CHILDREN, * (yes), FATHER, D. Wm. BIRTHPLACE, PA, MOTHER, Pettit, Eliz.    Price $5.00 

 

YOGSOH DARKE 03:  DARKE COUNTY, OHIO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES.  By the Darke County Chamber of Commerce.  Beautiful full-color cover shows the architecture of the County Courthouse in Greenville, OH. 1998, 32 pages plus 4 pages of advertiser’s who provided the money to produce this lovely magazine.  This magazine is a wonderful introduction to the county your ancestors lived in.  The full-color pictures are scattered throughout.  The first section introduces you to the  major communities here, to Greenville, the county seat, with information about major industries, utilities, and newspapers.  It  begins on page eight with population figures, shopping, education and recreational possibilities.  Be sure and stop at the Garst Museum.  It is located on North Broadway and mentions that it is full of genealogy!  Information on the smaller cities and towns, of interest, such as Versailles, Gettysburg, Arcanum, New Madison, Ansonia, Bradford and Union City.  Even smaller communities such as Rossburg, Pittsburg, New Weston, Wayne Lakes, Hollansburg, Osgood, Burkettsville, Castine, Gordon, Ithaca, North Star, Palestine and Yorkshire are mentioned.  Our History Section, of course, covers the Treaty of Greenville.  General Anthony Wayne signed this treaty with twelve Indian chiefs here in Greenville.  On August 3, 1795, this treaty guaranteed peace to the area and opened up the Great Northwest Territory to settlement.  The major tribes signing were the Chippewas, Ottawas, Pottawattomies, Shawnees, Delawares, Miamis, Wyandottes, Eel Rivers, Weas, Piankashawas, Kickapoos and Kaskaskias.  At the time of the signing of the treaty, there were over 1,100 indians present.  The story of Tecumseh and the Prophet is told.  Early settlers are mentioned.  Phoebe Ann Mosey, known to us today as “Annie Oakley”is a native daughter, who was an astonishimg expert marksman. She married Frank Butler, a marriage of 42 years, and they were “shooting” stars for The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show for years.  They traveled world-wide with the show.  They both died in 1926, just 18 days apart.  They are buried in Breck Cemetery.  An extensive display of her costumes and artifacts of her career are on display at the Garst Museum.    Ever July, Darke celebrates “Annie Oakley Days Festival in her honor.  Lowell Thomas, world traveler, radio personality and the author of 51 books is a native son..  You may tour his home which has been moved to the Garst Museum Grounds.  Page 12 begins information on the Agriculture products, industry, followed by their Demographics.  In 1994 Darke County had an estimated population of over 54,000 people.  The median age was 33.9 with 26% of the population over 56.  The total effective buying income was $526, 165,000 for 20,200 households.  Over 75% were high school graduates and 8.8% held bachelor, or higher, degrees.    The magazine continues with information on County Services, Their Lifestyles, Parks and Recreation, Festivals, Golf courses, Health Care, Housing, Education, Churches, 28 denominations worth, 21 Festivals and Fairs tells us they know how to relax and have fun in Darke County!  Points of Interest are located and directions are given.  That is the greatest little advertising brochure a county could possibly put out.  Darke County is to be congratulated for being a wonderful, historically-minded community that is proud of their community and has welcomed me many times in the past, and I am making plans to go back this summer.  After you buy and read this book, I will probably run into you there.  It sounds so tempting!  PRICE: $4

 
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