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People of Lawrence County, OH

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Notable Lawrence County residents:

Villages, Townships, and Towns of Lawrence County, Ohio – How They Got Their Names

Researched and Compiled by: Sharon M. Kouns
Last update: March 31, 1997

Note: This file will be updated as time allows and more research is found on the naming of our villages, townships, towns and early settlements. Many of the early settlements have been renamed over the years. — Sharon

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Aid Township
Aid Township was named by Mr. Haymaker, who wanted a short name as he expected to be Justice of the Peace of it. After the township was organized, he ran for Justice of the Peace and was beaten by Thomas Lambert. He said that if they would elect an old fool that could not write his name instead of an educated man, he would leave the county, and did so.

Arabia
Arabia, or as it is sometimes called “Bradshaw’s Mills,” has been laid out in town lots and will, it is presumed, assume the more romantic name of Rising Sun. We hope the Rising Sunners will have a big city and a railroad. If it beats Ironton the latter, out goes the county seat. Ironton Register, March 26, 1868.

Aaron’s Creek
Aarons Creek was named for Capt. Aaron, a white hunter who camped on it while Indians were still hunting here.

Bear Den
East of Vesuvius about one and a half miles. Famous in early history of Lawrence county for having been the location where the last bear was killed. (A full description was given in the Register some years ago – see if we can find it).

Bradrick
Bradrick is situated in Union Township. It was formerly known by the name of Indian Guyan, and was a river landing. It has long been a business locality. In an early day, many boats and barges were here. The lumber was obtained from a saw mill located a short distance up the Indian Guyan, and, also, one about three miles from the mouth of Symmes Creek. All traces of these mills have long passed away, and the generation who carried on this industry have gone to join the great majority. Iro

Bradshaw’s Mills
Arabia, or as it is sometimes called “Bradshaw’s Mills,” has been laid out in town lots and will, it is presumed, assume the more romantic name of Rising Sun. We hope the Rising Sunners will have a big city and a railroad. If it beats Ironton the latter, out goes the county seat. Ironton Register, March 26, 1868.

Burlington
The brick tavern at Burlington, was the first brick house. The first road surveyed was from Burlington to the mouth of Symmes.

California Rocks

Cannons Creek
Cannons Creek named for John Cannon who lived near its mouth.

Coalford
Former name of Sheridan.

Coryville (note Lawrence County has two Coryvilles)

Decatur Township
Decatur Township was named for the celebrated naval commander.

Delta
See Burlington for info on.

Devil’s Den
One mile from Sheritts. It was a noted scenery of Lawrence county. But we are glad to say, you can visit in safety as the Devil is never at home, for he always has business in other places.

Elizabeth Township
Elizabeth Township was named for Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton.

Fayette Township
Fayette Township was named by Judges Miller and Davidson, who admired General De La Fayette.

Federal Creek
Federal creek was so called because Mr. Miller, who lived at the mouth was a Federalist.

Fleetwood Park
Need more information on.

Flemingsburg
Located just below Rockwood. Flemingsburg received its name from Fleming Booth, an old resident of that place, who was the blacksmith. It was an older town than Rockwood.

Getaway

Greasy Ridge
The Dingess, Spurlocks, David McComas and his brother went to their camp around the head of Indian Guyan and East Symmes in the winter of 1802 and they and everything about them, guns, dogs, and clothes were so greasy from eating bear meat that McComas called the ridge Greasy Ridge.

Hacker’s Hollow
(need more info on). Apparently it was located close to Vesuvius.

Hamilton Township
Hamilton Township was named for Robert Hamilton, an iron furnace man.

Hanging Rock
The first forge was at Hanging Rock, built by Andrew Ellison, James Rodgers and Robert Hamilton in 1830, and changed to the first rolling mill by Robert Hannah in 1840. The first foundry was built by Peebles, Wood & Co., at Hanging Rock in 1844. The Hanging Rock Railroad was commenced in 1846, finished in 1847, and the next year the locomotive Shawnee was placed on the track.

Hill’s Store
In 1838-1840 there were only six offices for mail between Guyandotte and Portsmouth, namely; Burlington, Hill’s Store, where Coal Grove now is, Hanging Rock, Haverhill, Franklin Furnace and Wheelersburg.

Ice Creek
Dr. Moore on Ice Creek wand Dr. Brown, on Paddy Creek were the first doctors in Lawrence county.

Ironton
Ironton is 540 feet above sea level. The latitude of Ironton is 32 degrees 22 feet and the longitude, 82 degrees 38 feet.

The ordinance to change the name of Olive Street to Park Avenue, was presented, and the Council promptly suspended the rules and passed it, by a unanimous vote. Petitioners asked that Sycamore St. be opened from 4th to Front, and the name changed, in view of the existence of another Sycamore St. in the West End. Ironton Register, July 26, 1888.

Edit: Ironton was named by Thomas Walton, whose family name was shortened from Wall-Town. He suggested Iron Town shorted to Ironton and John Campbell enthusiastically agreed. See article HERE.  – Nicole

Johns Creek
John Creek was named for Capt. John Smith, an Indian, who camped on it where Walter Neal lived.

Kouns Landing
Andrew P. Kouns. The first steamboat on the Ohio landed at Koun’s landing, and at no other point in the county.

LaBelle
Former name for Rome, in Rome Township. Ironton Register, December 12, 1895.

Lawrence County
Luther Blodget and Solomon Beckley were the first lawyers. Radey Root and Thos. Rose were the first school teachers in Lawrence county.
The first locomotive on the I. R. R. was the Essex in 1851.
By 1888 there were 145 school houses in Lawrence county. The average wages of school teachers in Lawrence county were $40 for gentlemen and $34 for ladies; in the state $37 for gentlemen and $26 for ladies.
The largest vote ever cast in this county prior to 1888 was in 1883, when it footed up 8056. Lawrence county has 61,000 acres of cultivated land. From 1858-1888, the valuation of real estate in Lawrence Co. doubled – from $2,487,638 to $5,191,746.

Lawrence Township
Lawrence Township was named for the County.

Lick Creek
Lick Creek received its name from a large deer lick situated near the Sheridan mines.

Manhattan

Mason Township
Mason Township was named for the Free Masons, as the old lodge was opposed to the Anti-Masons.

Millersport
Millersport was named by Thos. Walton for Jacob Miller.

Paddy Creek
Named for Dr. Paddy Brown, who built a pawpaw cabin at its mouth. Dr. Moore, on Ice Creek and Dr. Brown, on Paddy were the first doctors in Lawrence county. Dr. Brown was the first doctor in the county.

Perry Township
Perry Township was named for Commodore O. H. Perry.

Pine Creek
Pine Creek named for Capt. John Pine who had his camp at the forks of the creek in the edge of Lawrence county.

Proctorville
Proctorville is located twenty two miles above Ironton and is on the Ohio river almost opposite the old town of Guyandotte. The village was named for Jacob Proctor.

Quaker Bottom
Some of the earliest settlers of Quaker Bottom were “In 1796 John Phillips, Jesse Baldwin and family, members of the Friends from Westfall, North Carolina; Phineas Hunt and his family, all members of the society of Friends except himself (and he soon became a member) moved to the Virginia side of the Ohio River. In the latter part of the year 1797, Jesse Baldwin, after raising some corn opposite Green Bottom, moved some eighteen miles down the Ohio and settled in what is now called Quak

Rankin Creek
Rankin Creek was named for Hiram Rankin who first built a cabin near its mouth at the south end.

Rising Sun
Arabia, or as it is sometimes called “Bradshaw’s Mills,” has been laid out in town lots and will, it is presumed, assume the more romantic name of Rising Sun. We hope the Rising Sunners will have a big city and a railroad. If it beats Ironton the latter, out goes the county seat. Ironton Register, March 26, 1868.

Rockwood
Rockwood received its name by company vote. Rockwood was founded on part of a tract of 445 acres, owned by the Rockwood Mining Co. The company consisted of ten members, each of whom is commemorated in the records by having a street named after him.

Rome
Rome, now called LaBelle, in Rome Township. Ironton Register, December 12, 1895.

Rome Township
Judge E. B. Green and Esq. Joel Bowen had the naming of Rome Township. Bowen wanted it called Bowenville; Green proposed to cut a piece out of a rough pumpkin and throw heads and tails, this was done. Green prepared the piece, left the oval green side on and the bottom flat, threw it up and chose the green side. The oval side made it come up three times, and he named it Rome; he had just been reading the history of Rome.

Russell’s Place
Once owned by Frank Russell, who owned the store, the tan yard, the mill, the farm on which the village now stands – everything was directed by him. Now known as Getaway. The village of Getaway was first called Unionville and then Russell’s Place. In recent years, however, it has been generally known as Getaway.

Salliday
Salliday was named after a man who lived there for a number of years. Today it is known as Solida.

Sheridan
Sheridan Coal Works. The Sheridan Coaling Co. was first organized in 1864, under Bimpson and Nigh. A short time after, Charles Kingsbury, fresh from the war and full of enthusiasm over the fame of Gen. Sheridan, with Mr. Bimpson’s consent, named the place Sheridan. It had formerly been called Coalford. This famous vein of coal was first discovered by L. R. Chatfield, who lived a few miles up Lick Creek.

Sherritts

Storms Creek
Strums now called Storms Creek was named for a Pennsylvania Dutch hunter, who camped at its mouth and hunted for bear in the back hills and carried the hides to Pittsburgh annually. The first church was a Baptist church near the mouth of Storms Creek. The first preaching was by Robt. Scott in 1802.

Strums
Strums now called Storms Creek was named for a Pennsylvania Dutch hunter, who camped at its mouth and hunted for bear in the back hills and carried the hides to Pittsburgh annually.

Symmes Creek
Symmes Creek was named for John Cleves Symmes. The first and only salt well from which salt was made was on Symmes Creek, in Windsor Tp., in section 31.

Symmes Township
Symmes Township formerly included most of Symmes Creek and its tributaries, and was named for it.

Two Mile
The first Methodist chapel was built in 1820, at mouth of Two-Mile.

Union Furnace
In 1826, James Rodgers, John Means, John sparks and Valentine Fear built Union furnace, the first in the county.

Union Landing
In 1797, the Kelleys came and settled in the neighborhood of Union Landing. Rev. John Kelly built the first horse mill near Union Landing.

Union Township
Union Township was named by the Jackson men who believed that Calhoun, the Nullifier, should be hung.

Unionville
The village of Getaway was first called Unionville and then Russell’s Place. In recent years, however, it has been generally known as Getaway.

Upper Township
Upper Township was the Upper Township in Adams County, Ohio, and afterward in Scioto County. When Lawrence was taken from Scioto and Gallia County, it retained the name.

Vesuvius
Vesuvius was formerly known as Wild Cat. It received the latter name from the great number of these animals which infested the region in its earlier days. It is located on Storms Creek.

Washington Township
Washington Township was named for General Washington.

Wild Cat
The former name of Vesuvius. It received its name from the great number of wildcats which infested this region in its earlier days. It was located on Storms Creek.

Wilgus
Wilgus P. O. is situated at a junction of roads, from which more than 35 families receive their mail. Ironton Register, March 31, 1892.

Windsor Township
Windsor Township was named by Esq. Peter Wakefield for Windsor, Vermont. He was the first Justice of the Peace in it and held the office, while he lived.

Misc.
Ironton Register, Thursday, April 10, 1851

 

Compiled by Sharon M. Kouns.

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File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by
Sharon M. Kouns
historical@wwd.net
March 31, 1997
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Lawrence County, Ohio Will Book # 1 Index 1846 – 1860

Lawrence County, Ohio
Index of Will Book 1
1846-1860

Transcribed by Don Ort

Volume Page SURNAME GIVEN NAME
1 416 ALEXANDER Robert
1 160 AUSTIN Lydia
1 151 BALL John
1 146 BALLARD Micajah
1 334 BALLARD Samuel
1 139 BARTLES Fredrick
1 79 BLAKE Henry
1 372 BOOTH Robert
1 328 BRANHAM Benjamin
1 23 BRATTON Charity
1 85 BRATTON James
1 392 BROWN Danforth
1 286 BRYAN Sarah
1 68 BURGESS James
1 204 CAMP James M.
1 148 CARR John
1 111 CHYSLIN John
1 301 CLARK John E.
1 121 CLARK Quincy S.
1 99 CLARKSTON Isabella
1 324 COCK John
1 153 CONWAY Charles
1 25 CORN William
1 59 CRANES James
1 349 CRICHTON James
1 37 CRUMLISH Isaac
1 87 CRYNER Christopher
1 318 CURTIS Ezra
1 100 DAUGHTY John
1 282 DETTMORE William
1 27 EARLS Charles
1 382 ELLISON Thomas
1 29 ELSESZER? John
1 97 FORD Amos
1 64 FORGEY Hugh
1 149 FOUT Philip
1 12 FRANCIS Sarah
1 55 FREEMAN William
1 290 FULLER A.T.F.
1 43 GARDNER Willam G.
1 276 GAY Asa
1 377 GERRITY Michael
1 169 GILLILAN William
1 1 GOLDEN Warren
1 385 GREEN Daniel
1 526 HALL John
1 257 HAMILTON Robert
1 209 HANDLEY Samuel
1 237 HATFIELD William W.
1 144 HENRY Samuel
1 352 HOLT P.C.
1 438* HOLT P.C.
1 192 HOPKINS John
1 155 HOPKINS Owen
1 397 HOWARD Hugh
1 306 HOWELL Thomas
1 243 HOWELL William
1 6 HUFFMAN I.
1 346 ISAMINGER Phillip
1 70 ISLES Isaac
1 73 JAMES Benjamin N.
1 325 JARVIS Robert
1 109 JENKINS Evan
1 284 JONES David
1 413 JONES Margaret E.
1 264 KELLEY Charles
1 321 KELLEY John
1 82 KELVEY John L.
1 367 KEMP George W.
1 419 KING Charles B.
1 31 KOUNS George
1 132 KOUNS Samuel
1 254 LAMBERT Jonathan
1 127 LAMBERT Susannah
1 375 LANGDON Samuel A.
1 167 LEE John
1 118 LOSEY William
1 181 LUCAS Edward R.
1 410 LUCAS John
1 297 LUNSFORD John
1 107 MANN Alexander
1 201 MASSIE Zephia
1 123 MEANS James W.
1 3 MILLER A.
1 9 MILLER Joseph
1 183 MILLER Sarah T.
1 331 MORGAN Daniel
1 330 MOWIER Christopher
1 148 McCANN John
1 405 McCORKLE John
1 341 McCORKLE Robert
1 249 McCORMICK Mary Ann
1 239 McELROY Robert
1 141 McGIVILEY James
1 224 McGRUE Finley
1 218 McKEE Andrew L.
1 308 McKEE William
1 212 McLAUGHLIN Daniel
1 90 NASH James
1 207 NEFF Jacob
1 310 NORTON Charles
1 216 PAINE William V.
1 248 PANCAKE John
1 115 PENCE William
1 38 PITMAN John K.
1 295 POWER John
1 61 PRITCHARD William
1 120 PRITCHARDS David
1 173 RICHEY James Allen
1 317 ROBERTS Hartwell
1 389 ROBERTS John
1 402 ROBERTS William H.
1 221 ROCHES William
1 335 RODGERS James
1 92 RUCKER Lemuel S.
1 191 RUSHTREE? Jacob
1 50 SAXTON Sarah
1 57 SHARP Richard
1 21 SHATTACK
1 158 SILVERTHRON John
1 271 SISSON William P.
1 292 SMITH Augustine
1 15 SMITH John
1 49 SMITH William
1 130 SPERRY James
1 105 STEWART Francis
1 186 STRONG Theodore
1 268 TALBOT John Marthall
1 400 TAYLOR Elizabeth
1 152 TROBRIDGE Nath
1 343 TRUMBO George
1 251 TUCKER Joshua
1 233 VERNON Samuel
1 355 WARD Nathum, of Marietta
1 313 WAUGH John
1 316 WEEDENHEILER Joseph
1 195 WILLARD James O.
1 379 WILLIAMS David
1 278 WILLSON Patrick
1 47 WOLFE Andrew
1 129 WOOD Susan
1 134 WRAY Thomas

*(Deed of Trust)

 

 
 
 

1846-1860

Lawrence County, Ohio
Index of Will Book 1
1846-1860

Transcribed by Don Ort

Volume Page SURNAME GIVEN NAME
1 416 ALEXANDER Robert
1 160 AUSTIN Lydia
1 151 BALL John
1 146 BALLARD Micajah
1 334 BALLARD Samuel
1 139 BARTLES Fredrick
1 79 BLAKE Henry
1 372 BOOTH Robert
1 328 BRANHAM Benjamin
1 23 BRATTON Charity
1 85 BRATTON James
1 392 BROWN Danforth
1 286 BRYAN Sarah
1 68 BURGESS James
1 204 CAMP James M.
1 148 CARR John
1 111 CHYSLIN John
1 301 CLARK John E.
1 121 CLARK Quincy S.
1 99 CLARKSTON Isabella
1 324 COCK John
1 153 CONWAY Charles
1 25 CORN William
1 59 CRANES James
1 349 CRICHTON James
1 37 CRUMLISH Isaac
1 87 CRYNER Christopher
1 318 CURTIS Ezra
1 100 DAUGHTY John
1 282 DETTMORE William
1 27 EARLS Charles
1 382 ELLISON Thomas
1 29 ELSESZER? John
1 97 FORD Amos
1 64 FORGEY Hugh
1 149 FOUT Philip
1 12 FRANCIS Sarah
1 55 FREEMAN William
1 290 FULLER A.T.F.
1 43 GARDNER Willam G.
1 276 GAY Asa
1 377 GERRITY Michael
1 169 GILLILAN William
1 1 GOLDEN Warren
1 385 GREEN Daniel
1 526 HALL John
1 257 HAMILTON Robert
1 209 HANDLEY Samuel
1 237 HATFIELD William W.
1 144 HENRY Samuel
1 352 HOLT P.C.
1 438* HOLT P.C.
1 192 HOPKINS John
1 155 HOPKINS Owen
1 397 HOWARD Hugh
1 306 HOWELL Thomas
1 243 HOWELL William
1 6 HUFFMAN I.
1 346 ISAMINGER Phillip
1 70 ISLES Isaac
1 73 JAMES Benjamin N.
1 325 JARVIS Robert
1 109 JENKINS Evan
1 284 JONES David
1 413 JONES Margaret E.
1 264 KELLEY Charles
1 321 KELLEY John
1 82 KELVEY John L.
1 367 KEMP George W.
1 419 KING Charles B.
1 31 KOUNS George
1 132 KOUNS Samuel
1 254 LAMBERT Jonathan
1 127 LAMBERT Susannah
1 375 LANGDON Samuel A.
1 167 LEE John
1 118 LOSEY William
1 181 LUCAS Edward R.
1 410 LUCAS John
1 297 LUNSFORD John
1 107 MANN Alexander
1 201 MASSIE Zephia
1 123 MEANS James W.
1 3 MILLER A.
1 9 MILLER Joseph
1 183 MILLER Sarah T.
1 331 MORGAN Daniel
1 330 MOWIER Christopher
1 148 McCANN John
1 405 McCORKLE John
1 341 McCORKLE Robert
1 249 McCORMICK Mary Ann
1 239 McELROY Robert
1 141 McGIVILEY James
1 224 McGRUE Finley
1 218 McKEE Andrew L.
1 308 McKEE William
1 212 McLAUGHLIN Daniel
1 90 NASH James
1 207 NEFF Jacob
1 310 NORTON Charles
1 216 PAINE William V.
1 248 PANCAKE John
1 115 PENCE William
1 38 PITMAN John K.
1 295 POWER John
1 61 PRITCHARD William
1 120 PRITCHARDS David
1 173 RICHEY James Allen
1 317 ROBERTS Hartwell
1 389 ROBERTS John
1 402 ROBERTS William H.
1 221 ROCHES William
1 335 RODGERS James
1 92 RUCKER Lemuel S.
1 191 RUSHTREE? Jacob
1 50 SAXTON Sarah
1 57 SHARP Richard
1 21 SHATTACK
1 158 SILVERTHRON John
1 271 SISSON William P.
1 292 SMITH Augustine
1 15 SMITH John
1 49 SMITH William
1 130 SPERRY James
1 105 STEWART Francis
1 186 STRONG Theodore
1 268 TALBOT John Marthall
1 400 TAYLOR Elizabeth
1 152 TROBRIDGE Nath
1 343 TRUMBO George
1 251 TUCKER Joshua
1 233 VERNON Samuel
1 355 WARD Nathum, of Marietta
1 313 WAUGH John
1 316 WEEDENHEILER Joseph
1 195 WILLARD James O.
1 379 WILLIAMS David
1 278 WILLSON Patrick
1 47 WOLFE Andrew
1 129 WOOD Susan
1 134 WRAY Thomas

*(Deed of Trust)

 

Union Township

Union Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Named in honor of President Andrew Jackson, who saved the Union from rebellion by promptly putting down the nullification of South Carolina.

Location of Union Township in Lawrence CountyCountry store on State Route 775 at Five Mile Creek
Country store on State Route 775 at Five Mile Creek

Perry Township

Perry Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Named in honor of Commodore Oliver H. Perry, who defeated the British on Lake Erie in 1814.

Location of Perry Township in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY OHIO – History of Perry Township (published 1882, 1887)
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From Atlas of Lawrence County, Ohio
Hardesty 1882

From Atlas of Lawrence County, Ohio
1887 D.J. Lake & Company

Perry Township connects Fayette, Lawrence, and Upper, and fronts on the Ohio River. William W. Davidson was perhaps the first settler in Perry in 1799. The first cabin was built by Philip Salliday in 1799.

Other early settlers:
Jonathan Maloan. 1803; Samuel Kouns, Sr., 1812; John Maloan, 1813; John
Johnson, 1814; William Bruce, 1815: John and Sarah (Campbell) Brammer, 1817
(Rock Camp); Lucinda Brammer, 1818 (Rock Camp); John Daniel Brubaker, 1819;
William Alien, 1823; Samuel Kouns, Jr., 1824; George Adkins, James M.
Deering, and John Deering. 1830; Coleman Waller and Belfield Johnson, 1824;
John Ricketts, Sr. and John Ricketts. Jr., 1834; J.A. White, 1835 (Forest
Dale); C.H. Winters, 1839 (Deering); John Hatcher, 1842 (Forest Dale); J.H.
Deering, 1848 (Deering).

Early History: The marriage of Samuel Kouns, Sr. and Catharine Brubaker in 1814, was the first in the township. The first grist-mill was built in 1813 by Daniel and Samuel Brubaker. The mill was run by horse power. The same parties built the first saw mill a short time afterwards. On section 31, at Deering, the first post office was located, but later post offices were built at Forest Dale, Sheridan Coal Works. and Rock Camp. In 1824, on section 29, the first school numbering 40 students was taught by Elizabeth Sackett.

Big Eis (Ice) Creek, Little Eis (Ice) Creek, Lick Creek, and Salliday
(Solida) Creek are the most important streams in the township. The first church was Methodist with a membership of eight persons. Reverend Isaac Reynolds was its pastor. The Baptist Church, organized by Reverend William Fuston and Reverend John Lee, was the second in the township. Early Ministers: William Davidson. John Hill, C.G. Keys, James M. Deering, Joseph D. Keys, and W.R. Bruce.

Near as known, Joseph Bimpson was the first soldier wounded from Ferry, and
Richard Lambert was the first soldier killed during the Civil War. Their
addresses were Sheridan Coalworks Post Office.

Early Schools: One Room: Deering (Route 243); Spring Branch
(Sugar-Creek-Johnstown Road); Ballard (Sugar-Creek-Johnstown Road); Webb
Town (Wildwood Drive). Two Rooms: Ice Creek (Route 243) and Rock Camp
(Deering-Baldknob Road). Three Rooms: Forest Dale (Route 243).The last
teacher at the one room school at Deering, which is presently used as a Boy
Scout cabin, was Shirley Bryant Large.

This area, where the grange, fire house and scout cabin are located was once
known as the Deering Grove. Numerous camp meetings, and political rallies
were held there. Some of the famous personages who gave political speeches
were President Ulysses S Grant; President William Henry Harrison. President
James Garfield, Senator J. A. Honoker. American journalist and lecturer,
William E. Nye; and Mark Hanna, who was a member of the United State Senate
and chairman of the Republican National Committee. The speakers at these
gatherings stayed with John M. Deering, whose home was located at the site
where the late Lawrence Baker’s country store once existed.

Businesses: In Deering are Judy’s, Giovanni’s Pizza, Pruitt`s Garage,
William Large Gun and Machine Shop, In Forest-Dale are Mark`s Mini Mart,
Kev`s Grocery, Rowe Gas and Equipment. Gilbert Beals’ Stove Store. In
Sheridan are Ramada Inn, Grandview Inn. Ethanol Plant, Rollyson’s Aluminum.
Malone Trailer Sales, Giovanni`s Pizza, and Carter’s Lumber. The State
Highway Patrol Station is also located here. The one post office is Perry
township is located at Rock Camp.

Schools: South Point High School and Elementary Number 2 are at South Point,
with Dawson-Bryant Elementary at Deering.

Early Settlers are:
ADKINS, George
ALLEN, William
BRUBAKER, Daniel
BRUBAKER, Samuel
BRUCE, William
DAVIDSON, William W.
DEERING, James M.
DEERING, John
JOHNSON, Bellfield
JOHNSTON, John
KOUNS, Samuel, Jr.
KOUNS, Samuel, Sr.
MALOAN, Jonathan
MALOAN, John
RICKETTS, John, Jr.
RICKETTS, John, Sr.
SALLIDAY, Philip

Mason Township

Mason Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Named in honor of the Masonic fraternity and in contradiction to the Anti-Masonic Party of that day.

Location of Mason Township in Lawrence County

History of Mason Township

From Atlas of Lawrence County, Ohio
Hardesty 1882

From Atlas of Lawrence County, Ohio
1887 D.J. Lake & Company

The first settlement in this township was made in 1810, on Buck Creek.
Covington Biven, Uriah Vermillion, Jacob Powell, Robert Rucker, William
Payne, Elias Payne and Daniel Nance were the first settlers. But soon after,
from time to time, came John Rapp, John Alesesser, William Launsford, John
Launsford, John Hegan, John Wilson, James Corn, Samuel Corn, Jesse Corn,
William Corn, Harry Corn, William Rose, Thomas Tagg, Tom Higgins, John
Sampson, John Hally, Elliott Payne and John Payne.

Greasy Ridge, Arabia, Rappsburg and Wilgus were once post offices. There are
no post offices in the township now.

James Helversay taught the first school in the township, in 1822, on Buck
Creek There were about twenty pupils The log cabin school building had paper
pasted up as a substitute for windows. At this time there is one Brick
School in the Township. once there were ten frame school buildings, five of
them on Greasy Ridge.

The first sermon was preached by Blake Strait. in 1822, and the same year
the first church of the Methodist denomination was organized by George
Griffith The first Baptist church was built on Mount Pleasant There are now
several Baptist churches in the township,one Methodist Episcopal. one
Campbellite,one United Brethren. and a Mission.

The township has 36 Sections. The soil is sandy, with a clay sub-soil, and
formations of limestone, iron ore, and stonecoal. The timber is poplar,
black walnut, white oak, black oak, buckeye. The streams are Symmes Creek.
Long Creek, Buckeye Creek. Buck Creek and Sandfork Creek.

Early Settlers are:
ALESSER, John
BIVEN, Covington
CORN, Harry
CORN, James
CORN, Jesse
CORN, Samuel
CORN, William
GRIFFITH, George
HALLY, John
HELVERSAY, James
HIGGINS, Tom
HOGAN, John
LAUNSFORD, John
LAUNSFORD, William
MASSIE, Robert
NANCE, Daniel
PAYNE, Elias
PAYNE, Elliott
PAYNE, John
PAYNE, William
POWELL, Jacob
RAPP, John
ROSE, William
RUCKER, Robert
SAMSON, John
STRAIT, Blake
TAGG, Thomas
VERMILLION, Uriah
WILSON, John

Name Post Office Occupation Nativity Date of Settlement

Brumfield, R.B. Greasy Ridge Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1843
Brumfield, William Greasy Ridge Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1837
Brumfield, Geo. Saundersville Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1829
Boldman, W.L. Arabia B.S. & Carriage Maker Scioto Co., OH 1882
Bradshaw, W.S. Aid Teacher Meigs Co., OH 1868
Clarey, S.J. Saundersville Farmer Monroe Co., OH 1852
Ellcessor, Rufus Rappsburgh Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1844
Ellsworth, L.W. Rappsburgh Physician & Surgeon Guernsey Co., OH 1851
Fox, Rees Arabia Farmer Gallia Co., OH 1868
Lunsford, Bail Arabia Farmer & Road Contractor Lawrence Co., OH 1851
Massie, Jas. B. Greasy Ridge Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1860
Massie Brothers Greasy Ridge Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1840 & 1847
Massie, R.L. Greasy Ridge Farmer Jackson Co., OH 1830
Massie, Robt. B. Arabia Farmer Giles Co., VA 1832
Marcum, James Arabia Farmer Logan Co., VA 1837
Phillips, Wm. Saundersville United Brethren Clergyman Taylor Co., WV 1876
Powell, W.A. Arabia Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1825
Powell, Thos. H. Arabia Farmer & Teacher Lawrence Co., OH 1856
Payne, T.F. Aid Farmer & Justice of the Peace Lawrence Co., OH 1846
Robinson, R.N. Rappsburgh Farmer Washington Co., OH 1861
Rapp, Abner Rappsburgh Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1838
Rapp, Augustus Rappsburgh Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1827
Slone Brothers Arabia Millers Lawrence Co., OH 1855/1860
Vermillion, Logan Arabia Farmer Lawrence Co., OH 1832
Vermillion, D. Arabia Farmer & Carpenter Lawrence Co., OH 1836
Wiseman, W.W. Arabia Farmer & County Commissioner Monroe Co., WV 1837
Warren, J.M. Aid Farmer Athens Co., OH 1866

Lawrence Township

Lawrence Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Location of Lawrence Township in Lawrence County

  • Lawco Lake Article says Lawco Lake is in Lawrence Township but it is actually in Elizabeth. 

Former store in the township

Former General Store at Andis, Lawrence Twp.

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Old Lawrence Twp. Community School