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Madison: Created in 1810 from Franklin County. County Seat: London. Courthouse: Madison County Courthouse, London, OH 43140 (611) 852-2972.

YOGSOH MADISON-02:  ODDS AND ENDS PICKED UP FROM REMOTE CORNERS AND CUBBYHOLES OF THE HISTORY THROUGHOUT MADISON COUNTY FORMING A RARE MUSEUM OF QUEER AND FANTASTICAL QUIDDITIES MARVELOUS TO WITNESS AND ATTRACTIVE TO THE NOTIONAL WHIMSEYS OF QUODIBETICAL HUMANS.  Collected by the Madison County Historical Society, Volume No. 1, 1968.   5“ by 8” after folding and stapling with 50 pages, no index.  PRICE: $5. 

“In this little book you will find information about events that took place hundreds of years ago.  You will also find the names of living persons still in their prime.  The purpose of a Historical Society is not only to investigate the past, but also to record the present so that future generations who wish to know something about Madison County in our time may be informed.  We have endeavored to include every geographical section of the county with something somewhere in the book, although specific articles may be limited to one community.  If you find it interesting we are thankful; if your grandchildren find it interesting, we are rewarded.”  What a fine Mission Statement!  There are two lovely reproductions of what may be engravings or woodcuts on page two, followed by an historical sketch of this county, ceremonial Indian artifacts pictured on page eight were all found in this county.  The following article concerns Indian Ceremonial Artifacts.  Page 14 holds information about real estate transfers reprinted from the London Times of Friday, February 25th, 1881.  The next article, beginning on page 15 is from an interview of Mr. Cletus Murray by Raymond and Stephen Bradley, July 7, 1968, titled, “Reflections of West Jefferson.” Page 17 begins an article on Early Medical Practice, followed by a picture of Dr. John Morse.  Page 21 has an article about Early Hand Tools.  Page 22 starts an article on Local Steleologists, following this is a picture of the Bradley Cemetery in Monroe Township.  Guy Cemetery is pictured on page 27.  Page 28 holds more mortar and pestle artifacts and page 20 starts another article about the Indians.  Page 32 holds a most interesting picture of a  human head effigy.  Mt. Sterling and Pleasant Township is the title of an article beginning on page 33.  Page 35 is an exquisite line drawing of Mt. Sterling’s Town Hall.  Happy Days is the title of Mrs. Rowena Tedrick’s article beginning on page 36.  An article on the Underground Railroad is printed on Page 38.  The History of St. Patrick’s Parish begins on page 39.  Page 40 also holds an article on Newport Methodist Church.  A letter addressed to Mr. John G. Dun, Lexington Post Office, August 20th, 1841 is next.  Page 42 holds an indenture of Washington Martin, a poor boy ten years and five months old.  A biographical sketch of Joseph Warner, Pioneer, is found on page 42.  Page 43 has two large advertising posters, reduced to fit the page, of Cashmere Bouquet soap [I always liked this one!  Is it still available?] and Pear’s soap.  Page 44 has an article about Incidents in the Life of Captain John, and a picture of a pipe artifact believed to have been his.  Page 47 has pictures and an article about the History of Interurban Electric Railways.  The last article is about Teays River Valley.  A most entertaining read!  The society is to be commended.  If I may, I have three recommendations:  1. Print on 8” by 11” paper.  Many people and children would have difficulty reading this type in this small font.  2. Add a Table of Contents.  3.  Finish it with an every-name Index.  Then it would definitely rate an A+.  As it was, I read it all the way through!  And it was worth every eyestraining moment!  PRICE:  $5

 

YOGSOH MADISON-03:  ODDS AND ENDS PICKED UP FROM REMOTE CORNERS AND CUBBYHOLES OF THE HISTORY THROUGHOUT MADISON COUNTY FORMING A RARE MUSEUM OF QUEER AND FANTASTICL QUIDDITIES MARVELOUS TO WITNESS AND ATTRACTIVE TO THE NOTIONAL WHIMSEYS Of QUODIBETICAL HUMANS.  Collected by the Madison County Historical Society, Volume No. 2, 1969.   5“ by 8” after folding and stapling with 50 pages, no index.  PRICE: $5. 

Someone got to them before I did!  This issue has a table of contents!  This issue contains articles about the history of Deer Creek Township, Surface and Soil. Pioneers of Deer Creek Twp., Conflicts and Trials, Early Conditions, Schools, Churches, Towns, Pikes, Early Marriages (not a listing, just what usually really happened, An Incident, [funny to everyone, but the young man concerned!], William Morrow Beach, M. D., Dunkards of Madison County, [I learned everyday things in this article I had never read elsewhere.]  Reprints of old newspaper articles, Alder Chapel, Darey Township, Letters to the Editor, The Schools of London, A graded school, Editor’s Notes, Businessmen of London 28 years ago, More Reprints from the newspaper, [I loved the one who complained about the high prices of food in 1905, the year my mother was born, when he said, Irish potatoes $1.60 bushel, Sweet Potatoes $2 a bushel, butter 30 a lb., (when there is any to be had), flour $2 a sack, eggs 15 a dozen, fresh meat 12 to 15 a lb.,bacon 15 a lb.]  What would he say if he went shopping now!] Reprint of an In Memorium for Mr. Stephen S. Beale concludes this issue.  PRICE:  $5

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