Thursday, 02 January 2014 07:30

Discussion #2

This blog entry shall deal with finalizing, almost, the lands of Elder Daniel Miller (1755-1822).  Elder Daniel owned land that today lies along the Upper Bear Creek Road of Miami township, Montgomery county, Ohio.  When he owned it, and prior to that, the land was owned by Elder Jacob Miller (ca. 1838-1815).  Normally to plat land it is fairly easy to transcribe a single deed and overlay that onto high-quality scans of the Montgomery County, Ohio Atlas of 1875.  In this instance it is difficult as that particular section, in 1875 versus the early 18th Century, had been cut up into differing tracts.  In other words, it was not easily done because of intervening deeds.  To rectify this it fell upon me to pull all the deeds, at least those that were recorded for this section, which led to some discoveries.

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  • Ohio Archæological and Historical Society Publications, Volume XX [1911], page 64

    Ohio Archæological and Historical Society
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    Ohio Archæological and Historical Society Publications, Volume XX [1911], Page 64 [Click for larger image]Page 64

    TARHE — THE CRANE. [The Editor of The Ohio State Archæological and Historical Quarterly has often received inquiries as to sources of information concerning Tarhe, the famous Wyandot chief, and also the "Half King," Pomoacan. Mr. Basil Meek, the historical writer and a frequent contributor to the columns of the Quarterly, has had occasion to gather these sources and we herewith publish them for the benefit of any student desiring to avail himself of these valuable references. — Editor.] Please find a few facts, concerning Tarhe—the Crane, some of which may shed light upon his residence and also upon his life and character. The "Half King", Pomoacan, seems never to have been located at Lower Sandusky. Attention is called to Half King's various Indian cognomens, given below. TARHE, OR THE CRANE. In the Spring of 1782, according to Homer Everett in his History of Sandusky County, p. 43, citing for his authority "Heckewelder's Indian Nations," without giving page, claims that Crane rescued a young man-captive, at Lower Sandusky, after the captive had been sent by him to Half King at Upper Sandusky to be adopted, but having been rejected by Half King's wife, was returned to Lower Sandusky for burning. Thereupon Crane, he says, after an appeal to his vanity by the English traders, Robbins and Arundel located there, he rescued the captive. But I believe the chief, who rescued this captive was not Crane, but Abraham Kuhn, the War Chief, who commanded the Lower Sandusky Wyandots at Crawford's defeat. I have not seen Heckewelder, cited by Everett. See History of the Girtys, by Butterfield, pp. 149, 150, 151. In 1785 Tarhe's name does not appear to the treaty of Ft. McIntosh. It was signed for Wyandots of Lower Sandusky by Abraham Kuhn. Half King's name is not attached to same unless by the name, Daunghquat, which is probable.

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  • A History of the Potsdam Congregation of the Church of the Brethren

    Written in 2004 by Gale E. S. Honeyman of Laura, Ohio, with assistance from Linda Stephens and Jeannie Kurtz, this booklet represents the cumulative history of the Potsdam congregation, at times also called the Georgetown congregation, of the German Baptist Brethren church, later the Church of the Brethren, of Miami county, Ohio.


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  • The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Jan., 1905), page 284

    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Jan., 1905), page 284 [Click for larger image]The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Jan., 1905), page 284

    ta County. In 1758 Valentine Sevear was a resident of Culpeper County, Va. Boogher, Gleanings of Virginia History. p. 70. He probably removed to Culpeper after disposing of his Augusta lands, but subsequently returned to the latter county. Idem, p. 146. John Anderson, mentioned in note 26, was one of the flrst Justices of Augusta County upon its organization in 1745. Waddell's Annals of Augusta County, 1902, pp. 52-332; Boogher, Gleanings of Virginia History, pp. 308-23. EXTRACTS FROM VIRGINIA COUNTY RECORDS. A BILL OF LADING, 1674. [Bills of lading and exchange were not infrequently recorded in the books of the county courts.] *: 9: 12: 13: Shipped by the grace of God in Good order 3: 15: 16: 8: 4: & well Conditioned by John Fitz. Randolph 7: 5: in & upon the Good shipp called the Constant Endeavour whereof is master under God for this present Voyage John Pawling & now rideing att Anchor in the River of Rappahannock & by God's grace bound for the port of London to say Tenn hogsheads of Virginia Tobacco being marked & numbered as in the Margent; And are to be delivered in the like good order & well conditioned att the aforesaid port in London (the danger of the seas excepted) unto Lt. Collonell John Searles, or to his Assignes, he or they paying Freight for the said Goods Tenn Pounds sterling # Tunn with primage & Havarage accustomed for witness whereof the Master or purser of the said Shipp hath affirmed to three bills of Lading all of the Tenor * At this place in the bill of lading was the shipper's brand—a mark which cannot be reproduced in type. It represents a large "R," with the figure "4" at the top, and crossed compasses at the bottom

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