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.
THE KENDAL COMMUNITY. WENDALL P. FOX, MASSILLON. [The following article concerning the "Kendal Community" was secured for publication through the courtesy of Mr. Wendall P. Fox of Massillon, Ohio. Mr. Fox in an explanatory letter to the Editor makes the statement a portion of which we use as a preface to the article itself. — E. O. R.] PREFACE. According to the "History; of Stark County" the first settlers came to Perry township in the summer of 1806. Perry township included the territory occupied by the city of Massillon and the old village of Kendal is included within the present corporate limits of the city. The township of Perry was created in 1813. The inhabitants of the township were directed by the commissioners to meet at the house of Samuel Patton, in Kendal, on the last Saturday of February, 1814, to elect township officers. From this it may be seen that the village of Kendal was in existence before Perry township was organized. From the source mentioned above we learn that the first religious society organized west of Canton in Stark County was the "The Kendal Preparative .Meeting of the Society of Friends" their Monthly Meeting being at Marl-Borough, Quarterly Meeting at Salem, and the Yearly Meeting being held at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County. It is supposed that all these organizations existed as early as 1813. The principal members of Kendal Preparative Meeting were Isaac Bowman, Richard Williams, Zaccheus Stanton, Charles Coffin, Thomas Rotch, Mayhew Folger, Joseph Hobson, Jonathan Michener, Matthew Macy, Thomas Coffin, Micajah Macy, and others, all of whom with a single exception, were heads of families. About the year 1825 Kendal was visited by two men, Paul Brown and Josiah Warren, who were both disciples of Robert Owen the founder of a socialistic Com-
On April 13-2, I traveled the other sixty miles to Captain Ogle, where I arrived at night about twelve o'clock. Across the Patomik [Potomiiac] a certain English "Reader," named Thomson, who lives on this side of and close to Cush Creek, invited me to preach Eniglish in their church. I told hinm that I would let him know beforehand when I would do so. [The rest of the diary from Monocacy, Md., to Bethlehem has been omitted.] [COURT ORDERS FROM ORANGE COUNTY NATURALIZING GERMANS. State of Virginia: In Orange County Court, January 28th, 1742. Andrew Garr, John Adam Garr, Lawrence Garr, Lawrence Grays, Duvald Christle, Martin Vallick, John Zimmerman, Peter Fleshman, Zachariah Blankenbacker, John Zimmerman, alias Carpenter, John Thomas, Christopher Uhld, & Frederick Bomgardener, Gernman protestants, having produced a certificate under the hand of George Samuel Klug, Minister of the German congregation in Oranige County, that they within two months last past had received the sacrament of ye Lord's supper, prayed that they might partake of the benefit of an act of parliament made in the thirteenith year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Second, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, defender of ye faith, &c., instituled an act for naturalizing such foreign protestants and others therein mentioned as are settled or shall settle in any of his Maties [sic] colonies in America. Upon their motion, ordered that they take the oaths appointed by act of parliament to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance & supremacy, & the abjuration oath and subscribe the test, which they all severally did, accordingly, between the hours of nine and twelve in the forenoon; and its thereupon further ordered, that ye Clerk give them a certificate of their having taken the afd. oaths & subscribed the test. A Copy. Teste, P. H. FRY, Clerk. April 21, 1904.