Jefferson County OH

Moravian Massacre at Gnadenbrutten

In the early part of the year 1763 two Moravian missionaries, Post and Heckewelder, established a mission among the Tuscarawa Indians, and in a few years they had three nourishing missionary stations, viz: Shoenbrun, Gnadenbrutten and Salem, which were about five miles apart and fifty miles west of the present town of Steubenville, Ohio. During …

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Slave Narrative of John W. Matheus

Interviewer: Bishop & Isleman Person Interviewed: John Williams Matheus Location: Steubenville, Ohio Age: 77 Place of Residence: 203 Dock Street WPA in Ohio Federal Writers’ Project Bishop & Isleman Reporter: Bishop (Revision) July 8, 1937 Topic: Ex-Slaves Jefferson County, District #5 JOHN WILLIAMS MATHEUS Ex-Slave, 77 years “My mothers name was Martha. She died when …

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Roll Of Capt Thomas Latta’s Company

(Probably from Jefferson County) Served from September 15, 1812 until March 21, 1813 Capt. Thomas Latta Lieut John Buck Lieut. Hugh Christy Ensign William Prichard Sergt. George Browers Sergt. George Brown Sergt. Alexander Patterson Sergt, Alexander Valters Sergt. George Emaling Sergt. John Haughey Sergt. Issac Wolms Sergt. Richard Brown Corp. Cornelius Peterson Corp. William Betz …

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Roll Of Capt. James Downing’s Company

(Probably from Jefferson County) Served from August 23, until November 30, 1812. Capt. James Downing Lieut. Peter Johnson Ensign Thomas Smith Sergt. John Forsythe Sergt. John Barber Sergt. Michael McGowen Sergt. Samuel Richards Corp. Abraham Bair Corp. Benjamin A. Kinson Corp. John Warden Corp. Joseph Balsfore Fifer, Jesse Ellis Drummer, Daniel Smith Privates Adam, John …

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Roll Of Capt. Joseph Zimmerman’s Company

(Probably from Jefferson County) Served from August 25, until November 30, 1812. Capt. Joseph Zimmerman Lieut. James Kerr Ensign Conrad Monzer or Myers Sergt. George Estep Sergt. George Schultz Sergt. William Rough or Pouch Sergt. Christian Krepps Corp. George Switzer Corp. John Lawrence Corp. Ezekiel Moore Corp. Samuel Meek Drummer, Byneal Moore Private Augustine, Henry …

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Slave Narrative of George Jackson

Interviewer: Bishop & Isleman Person Interviewed: George Jackson Location: Steubenville, Ohio Place of Birth: Loudon County, Virginia Date of Birth: Feb. 6, 1858 Age: 79 WPA in Ohio Federal Writers’ Project Bishop & Isleman Reporter: Bishop [HW: Revised] Topic: Ex-Slaves. Jefferson County, District #5 July 6, 1937 GEORGE JACKSON Ex-Slave, 79 years I was born …

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Slave Narrative of Catherine Slim

Interviewer: Bishop & Isleman Person Interviewed: Catherine Slim Location: Steubenville, Ohio Place of Birth: Rockingham, Virginia Age: 87 Place of Residence: 939 N. 6th St., Steubenville, Ohio WPA in Ohio Federal Writers’ Project Bishop & Isleman Jun 9, 1937 Topic: Ex-Slaves Jefferson County, District #2 MRS. CATHERINE SLIM Ex-slave, 87 years, 939 N. 6th St., …

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Roll Of Captain Joseph Holmes’ Company

(Probably from Jefferson County) Served from August 23, 1812 until February 28, 1814. Capt. Joseph Holmes Lieut. William Thorne Lieut. John Ramsey Ensign David Mitchell Sergt. Francis Popham Sergt. James Gilmore Sergt. Alexander Smith Sergt. John McCully Corp. Edward Vanhorn Corp. John Pollock Corp. Thomas McBride Corp. Joseph Hagerman Drummer John McClintick Drummer James Roff …

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Roll Of Capt. David Pecks Company

(From Either Harrison or Jefferson County) Served from August 25, 1812, until February 28, 1813. Capt. David Peck Lieut. Josaph Davis Ensign Jacob Shaffer SerCt. John Stoaks Sergt. Ivaniel Higgins Sergt. Dudley Smith Sergt- Jesse Harnum Corp. John Vaughn Corp. James Davis Corp. James Miller Corp. Wm. McConkey Privates Albert, John Armstrong, Archibold Ayers, James …

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Biographical Sketch of James L. Chapman

James L. Chapman is a native of West Virginia, born near Manchester, Hancock County, in the widely quoted “Pan-handle district,” March 23, 1818, and there he was reared, educated, and lived until the 5th of April, 1854. In that year he migrated to the “land of the Hawkeye,” settling in Jefferson county, but remained in …

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Slave Narrative of Thomas McMillan

Interviewer: Bishop & Isleman Person Interviewed: Thomas McMillan Location: Steubenville, Ohio Place of Birth: Monroe County, Alabama Place of Residence: 909 Morris Ave., Steubenville, Ohio WPA in Ohio Federal Writers’ Project Bishop & Isleman Reporter: Bishop July 7, 1937 Topic: Ex-Slaves. Jefferson County, District #5 [HW: Steubenville] THOMAS McMILLAN, Ex-Slave (Does not know age) I …

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Roll Of Capt. William Foulks Company

(Probably from Jefferson County) Served from August 25, 1812 until February 28, 1813. Capt. William Foulks Lieut. John Burkdale Ensign Robert Ramsey Ensign Jacob Crouse Sergt. John Hester Sergt. John Cannon Sergt. John Huston Sergt. John Chaney Sergt. Henry Fisher Sergt. John Charing Corp. Alexander Armstrong Corp. James Swin Corp. Addison McKinnon Corp. Rudolph Brandaberrv …

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Roll Of Capt. James Alexander’s Company

(Probably from Jefferson County) Served from August 23 1812 until November 30, 1813 Capt. James Alexander Lieut. Henry Boyles Ensign John Myers Sergt. Samuel Andrews Sergt. Alexander Barr Sergt. Martin Saltzman Sergt. James Tobin Corp. David Williamson Corp. Amos West Corp. John Anderson Corp. James Lyons Corp. Hugh Adams Privates Alexander, William Barr, James D. …

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