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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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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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A Standard History of Williams County Ohio, Vol 2, Title Page

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 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 Daniel C. McTaggart, M. D. of Bryan Ohio

Daniel C. McTaggart, M. D., has been for more than thirty years established in the practice of his profession at Bryan, judicial center of Williams County, and holds secure vantage ground as one of the representative physicians and surgeons of this section of the Buckeye State. The broad scope of his practice indicates alike his ability and the high estimate placed upon him in his home community. Doctor McTaggart was born at Mapleton, Province of Ontario, Canada, July 19, 1856, and is a scion of the staunchest of Scotch ancestry. His father, Donald McTaggart, was born and reared in Scotland, …

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Biography of Dwight O. Leslie of Bryan Ohio

Dwight O. Leslie is numbered among the representative young business men of Bryan, judicial center of Williams County, where he is proprietor of the Bryan Monumental Works. His establishment is equipped with the best of modern facilities, his stock of monuments and other mortuary memorials offers at all times a wide range for selection, and the highest grade of workmanship is assured in all products turned forth from the establishment. Mr. Leslie was born in Stark County, Ohio, September 1, 1883, and is a son of Amos and Samantha (Watkins) Leslie, of whose eight children all are living except one. …

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Biography of Eli E. Strayer of Bryan Ohio

Eli E. Strayer is a prominent representative of the real estate and loan business at Bryan and is a scion of one of the well-known pioneer families of Williams County. He was born in Jefferson Township, this county, August 30, 1858, and is a son of Peter W. and Mary C. (Butler) Strayer, the former of whom was born in Lucas County, this state, and the latter in Williams County. Peter W. Strayer was a boy at the time when his parents established their home in Williams County, and his father became a pioneer farmer in Jefferson Township, where the …

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Biography of Hezekiah Poast of Bryan Ohio

Hezekiah Poast has gained secure vantage-place as one of the leading buyers and shippers of hay and grain in his native county and maintains his residence and business headquarters at Bryan, the county seat. He was born on a farm one mile south and one-half mile west of Bryan, and the date of his nativity was December 11, 1854. His parents, John and Catherine (Rodkey) Poast, were born and reared in Pennsylvania, where their marriage was solemnized, and they were an ambitious young couple when they came from the old Keystone state to Ohio and established their home on a …

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