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Portage: Created in 1808 from Trumbull County. County Seat: Ravenna. Courthouse: Portage County Courthouse, Ravenna, OH 44266-2761 (216) 296-6466.

YOGSOH PORTAGE-01  ABSTRACTS FROM BIOGRAPHIES IN JOHN STRUTHERS STEWART'S HISTORY OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO.  By Carol Willsey Bell, Seven pages 8" by 11", 1983, cardstock covers, stapled. $5.00.  This book includes the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull, Ohio.  There are three volumes in this set and over 470 biographies have been abstracted here.  Countries mentioned as birthplaces for a subject or his father total 28.  Volume I is historical and is not included in this abstract.  Included in this project are both Volume II which covers page numbers 499 to 816, while Volume III covers page numbers 817-1,118.  The books are not included, but the genealogical information is!  When this abstract was first done there was no every-name index to this history.  The format for the abstract of each biography includes the page number on which it is located in the original book, an abbreviation of the county in which the person lived, his/her complete name, the year born, the subject's birthplace, 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 birthplace and the subject's mother' maiden name and first name.  All of this information appears on one line; such as this one:  Sample of one sketch:  1,113, PO, JENKINS, Berkley E., 1894, OH, CONRAD, Ola *, John H., --,  WEBB, Eliz.  That one line  tells you this:  PAGE, 1,113, COUNTY, PO  (Portage), SUBJECT, JENKINS, Berkley E., Birthplace, OH, WIFE, CONRAD, Ola. CHN, * (yes), FATHER, John H., Birthplace, not listed, MOTHER, WEBB, Eliz.  Price $5

See Howe's Histories for more on this county.

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