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History of Bryan Ohio

At the session of the Ohio General Assembly, which convened on the first Monday of December, 1839, three Commissioners were appointed, by a joint resolution, to review and permanently locate the seats of justice of Williams and Lucas Counties. These Commissioners were Joseph Bums, of Coshocton; James Culbertson, of Perry, and Joseph McCutchen, of Crawford. Since the organization of Williams County, the seat of justice had been at Defiance; but that place, geographically, was a border town, and difficult and expensive of approach to the growing population of the interior, and all the northern, and most of the eastern and …

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Historical Post Offices in Williams County Ohio

The following is the list of post offices that have been established within the present geographical limits of Williams County, with name of first Postmaster, and date of establishment and appointment. It is in alphabetical order of the township: Ainger, John W. Wisman, August 25, 1880 Alvordton, Henry D. Alvord, April 27, 1881 Blakeslee, John N. Chilcote, May 4, 1880 Bridgewater, Chandler Holt, April 14, 1846 Bryan, Thomas Shorthill, February 22, 1841 Cooney, Almeda L. Fox, June 24, 1881 Deer Lick, Elias Barrett, April 1, 1847 Durbin’s Corners, George W. Durbin, August 13, 1850 Eagle Creek, Robert Ogle, August 30, …

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Grand Army of the Republic of Bryan, Ohio

Evans Post, Bryan, G. A. R., was organized October 17, 1881, with the following-named charter members: E. R. McDonald F. H. Miller M. M. Boothman D. Graves J. Hively J. W. Leidigh N. B. Shouf J. R. McNary C. R. Spicer C. C. Crummel D. Davis J. P. Caldwell W. M. Johnston W. J. Carroll S. E. Richards J. Bauer M. Enterman John H. Shouf A. Gribbons J. S. Moore A. Dubois J. C. Horton J. G. Lauby J. E. Partee J. H. Stuart T. H. Himes Leaders: John S. Kounts, Department Commander George S. Canfield, Assistant Adjutant General E. …

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Historical Churches of Bryan, Ohio

First Baptist Church The following sketches of the First Baptist Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church of Bryan, were prepared by M. B. Plummer: October 8, 1841, the first Baptist Church of Bryan was organized at a meeting held at La Fayette, Williams County, Ohio, consisting of the following members, to wit: Pastor, G. B. Lewis, _____ Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas, P. S. Gleason, Jane Gleason, Daniel Wyatt, Elizabeth Wyatt. At said meeting, Brother Lewis was elected Moderator and P.S. Gleason, clerk. After reading the articles of faith and covenant, which were adopted, the right hand of fellowship and charge were …

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Bryan Corporation – Extracts from Official Records

In pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, entitled “An act to incorporate certain towns therein named,” passed March 7, A. D. 1849, notice for an election was duly made public. In pursuance of this notice an election was held June 15, 1849, at which the following named persons voted: D. H. BartonWilliam I. Bowlby*Charles Case*Volney Crocker*Levi CunninghamJonathan Davis*Joshua Dobbs*Jacob EberlyEdward Foster*Joseph FultonDaniel HallJohn B. Jones*Allendy Jump*John KaufmanJoseph KaufmanGeorge Keckler*Benjamin Kent*Stephen KentJohn G. KissellDaniel LangelC. MattisonWilliam McKeanI. K. Morrow*Leonard Naftzger*Jacob Over*John PaulS. PaulMilton B. Plummor*Samuel Roodky*Louis RoseA. M. Rowles*James L. Rowly*Benjamin Schmachtenberger*Thomas SerrelsGeorge SnellingL. …

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Biography of Edward Frappier of Bryan Ohio

Edward Frappier is one of the principals in the progressive firm which has developed at Bryan a substantial and well ordered business enterprise under the title of the Bryan Ice & Ice Cream Company, the plant and service of which are of the best modern standard. Mr. Frappier was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, March 26, 1867, and, as the name indicates, the lineage on the paternal side traces back to French origin. He is a son of Francis and Melisse (Merou) Frappier, both of whom were born and reared in the Dominion of Canada, where their marriage was solemnized …

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Biography of M. M. Cameron of Jefferson Township Ohio

M. M. Cameron. — Among the earnest and enterprising men whose depth of character has gained him a prominent place in the community and the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens, is M. M. Cameron, farmer and stock raiser of Jefferson Township. A man of decided views and laudable ambition, his influence has ever made for the advancement of his community and in the vocation to which his energies have been devoted through a long lapse of successful years he ranks among the successful farmers of the community. M. M. Cameron, who operates a well cultivated and productive farm …

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Biography of Joseph M. Vail of Bryan Ohio

Joseph M. Vail, manager of the Vail Cooperage Company at Bryan, in this connection exercises important executive function in the furtherance of the successful operations of one of the prominent industries of Williams County, and he is consistently to be designated as one of the progressive and representative business men of this favored section of the Buckeye State. Mr. Vail was born at Ossian, Indiana, October 27, 1862, and is a son of Thomas and Martha (Shepard) Vail, both of whom were born in Ohio, where they were reared and educated, their marriage having been solemnized in Coshocton County, this …

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Biography of William Marcus Dunlap of Superior Township Ohio

William Marcus Dunlap. — There could be no more comprehensive history written of a city or county, or even of a state and its people, than that which deals with the life work of those who, by their own endeavor and indomitable energy, have placed themselves where they well deserve the title of “progressive,” and in this sketch will be found the record of one who has refused to be subdued by the obstacles and failures that come to everyone, but who has made them stepping stones to higher things, and at the same time that he was winning his …

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Biography of Byron W. Clark of Springfield Township Ohio

Byron W. Clark. — Fealty to facts in the analyzation of the character of a citizen of the type of Byron W. Clark, of Springfield Township, Williams County, is all that is required to make a biographical sketch interesting to those who have at heart the good name of the community, for it is the honorable reputation of the man of affairs and standing, more than any other consideration, that gives character and stability to the body politic. In the community where he has spent his life, Mr. Clark stands deservedly among his fellows for he has ever stood for …

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