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The Tallow Light (ISSN 0049-2914) is published quarterly by the Washington County Historical Society, P. O. Box 103 Marietta, Ohio 45750. Annual subscription is $20 and is a benefit of membership in the Washington County Historical Society. The Tallow Light is interested in publishing articles on the history or prehistory of the area of Washington County Ohio. Contributions for publication may be sent to Editor, The Tallow Light P. O. Box 103 Marietta, Ohio 45750 No responsibility is assumed for unsolicited materials. For more information, phone 740-373-1788. Copyright @ 2017 by the Washington County Historical Society. Articles appearing in this magazine may be reprinted only upon receipt of written permission and then must show due credit to the Washington County Historical Society and the Tal/ow Light, including author, title, volume and date. Excerpts must similarly credit the bulletin and author as source. The Tallow Light and the Washington Co. Historical Society assume no responsibility for facts or opinions expressed by contributors.

The Tallow Light is the official publication of the Washington County Historical Society.


Volume 44 Number 2               Autumn 2013


Volume 44 Number 1               Summer 2013


Volume 43 Number 4               Spring 2013


Volume 43 Number 3               Winter 2012


Volume 43 Number 2               Fall 2012


Volume 43 Number 1               Summer 2012


Volume 42 Number 4               Spring 2012


Volume 42 Number 3               Winter 2011


Volume 42 Number 2               Autumn 2011


Volume 42 Number 1               Summer 2011


Contents

The Eve of Prohibition
by Lew Yeager

The Marietta Daily Times Sesquicentennial Issue, part 2, abstracted by Julia Vadakin Lambert

Update to Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell, Ohio, part 2, by Everett Yarnell

Andersonville
by Mary Lackey Williams

Native American Antiquities and Intriguing Manuscript Map of Marietta
by Sheldon S. Cohen

Silas Dixon Funeral Home
by CJ Sams

Dixon Funeral Home Records
by CJ Sams

The Way We Used to Be
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

In Memoriam: C. Lynn Sandford, Genevieve McClure Schafer, Arthur McKitrick, Robert Putnam, W. Norman Baker, Jennifer Maddox, Eileen Thomas

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, Additions and Corrections

Cover: William Beck. July 11, 1874 - October 23, 1950. Son of Carl Beck and Eve Stephan Beck. Photo courtesy of Lew Yeager.
           


Volume 41 Number 4               Spring 2011


Contents

Biography of Anselm Tupper by Henry Howe
submitted by Fran Kigans

The Marietta Daily Times Sesquicentennial Issue
abstracted by Julia Vadakin Lambert

Update to Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell, Ohio
by Everett Yarnell

Ohio Penitentiary Prisoners from Wash. Co.
July 1855-June 1865
complied by Catherine J. Sams

Englehard Hopper
by Todd and Anthony Durm

Marietta Industries: Baltimore Clothing House

Mayflower at Marietta by W. H. Venable
submitted by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Lowell Ohio, Soldiers: Spanish American War
by Everett Yarnell

Fourth and Ohio Streets
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Marietta Men: Rodney M. Stimson
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

In Memoriam: Robert Harper Scott

1890 Dog Tax - Aurelius and Barlow Twp.
Compiled by CJ Sams

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, Additions and Corrections

Cover: General William T. Sherman
           


Volume 41 Number 3               Winter 2010


Contents

History of the First Congregational Church
by Mrs. H. F. Clark

Past News: Catches an Alligator in the Muskingum River

Early Washington County Hotels
by Kenneth Coffman submitted by Fon Coffman

Corner Cemetery, Part 2
by Catherine J. Sams

The Ohio Company's "Old Burying Ground"
by Todd and Anthony Durm

German Links
by Millie Covey Fry

Sons of the American Revolution
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Lowell Ohio, Soldiers: Civil War, Part 3
by Everett Yarnell

Letter from Caleb Thorniley
Submitted by Ruth Thorniley

Marietta Men: Joseph Perkins
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

In Memoriam: Thelma Kinney, Phoebia Doak, Patricia Skipton, Vincent Brown, Herbert Smith

1890 Dog Tax - Aulelius Twp.
Compiled by CJ Sams

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, Additions and Corrections

Cover: Wilhem and Elizabeth Heldman, Photo courtesy of Millie Covey Fry
           


Volume 41 Number 2               Autumn 2010


Contents

Marietta Industries 1881: G. R. Woodruff Hardware

Past News: Boys Must Stop Street Shooting
                   Snakes and All

St. Cloud Hotel
by Kenneth Coffman submitted by Fon Coffman

Corner Cemetery, Part 1
by Catherine J. Sams

Biography of W. P. Cutler by Henry Howe
submitted by Fran Kigans

Washington Co. 4-H 1915-1917, Part 4
by Dr. Charles H. Ingraham

Lowell Ohio, Soldiers: Civil War, Part 2
by Everett Yarnell

Graham/Hooper Cemetery
by Christine Painter

Marietta Men: G.S.B. Hempstead
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

In Memoriam: Paul B. Cook, Madge Crane

1890 Dog Tax - Adams Twp.
Compiled by CJ Sams

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections

Cover: St. Cloud Hotel circa 1929, Photo courtesy of Fon Coffman
           


Volume 41 Number 1               Summer 2010


Contents

Historic Rufus Putnam Letter

Mourning Sampler for Werther
by Glen Wm Wolfe

My Friend, Susan Marsch
by Diane Wehrs Vezza

Death and Burial of General Varnum

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 11
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Washington Co. 4-H 1915-1917, Part 3
by Dr. Charles H. Ingraham

Lowell Ohio, Soldiers: Civil War, Part 1
by Everett Yarnell

In Memoriam: Paul Mitchell Immel

SAR Summer 2010 Events

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections

Cover: Matilda Stone Smith, Photo from Jerry Barker Devol Collection
           


Volume 40 Number 4               Spring 2010


Contents

New Book: Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Army

13 Days with the Patriots and Pioneers of Washington County

Dr. Solomon Drowne, Jr. by Sheldon S. Cohen

The Wagner/Keeler Family
by Julia Vadakin Lambert

Washington Co. 4-H 1915-1917, Part 2
by Dr. Charles H. Ingraham

A Connecticut Bookstore
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin Frankin Stone, Part 10 submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Lowell Ohio, Soldiers: War of 1812
by Everett Yarnell

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Dr. Solomon Drowne, Jr.
Photo courtesy of the John Hay Library at Brown University
           


Volume 40 Number 3               Winter 2009


Contents

13 Days with Patriots and Pioneers 2010

Friends of Campus Martius Museum Request

General James Varnum Memorial

The Coonskin Library
by Marilyn Logue

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 9
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Washington Co. 4-H 1915-1917, Part 1
by Dr. Charles H. Ingraham

Lowell Ohio, Soldiers: Revolutionary War
by Everett Yarnell

The Story Teller, a Tribute to James Rogers
by Teresa Thomas

The Wehrs Building
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Cover: Brick walkway at the Anchorage, Photo taken by C.J.Sams,
Dec. 31, 2009           


Volume 40 Number 2               Autumn 2009


Contents

Local Genealogist Wins Esteemed Award

Washington County Public Library Hours Cut

Helga, Germany and Photographs
by Millie Covey Fry

Chapman Cemetery
by Chris Painter

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 8
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

The Marietta and Plank Road
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 13
by Everett Yarnell

Biography of Ebenezer Sproat
by Henry Howe

Birth of the Washington County Junior Fair
by Dr. Charles H. Ingraham

The Centennial Celebration at Marietta
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Past News:
Establishment of the Washington County Historical Society
A Baby Who Never Cried

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Photo of Ardeliza Stone Bardwell. Photo courtesy of Julia Frisch, Stone descendent.
           


Volume 40 Number 1               Summer 2009


Contents

Persis Rice Putnam, Part 3
by Millie Covey Fry

Chronological List of Major Events of the Putnams
by Millie Covey Fry

Lowell High School Graduate Series Addition
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 7
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Book Review: Inside the Victorian Home
by Gretchen Otto

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 12
by Everett Yarnell

Ohio Penitentiary Inmates from Washington County, Ohio: November 1869 - December 1875
transcribed by C.J.Sams

Biography of Jonathan Devoll by Henry Howe
submitted by Fran Kigans

Here She Goes Again
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Alan Fitzpatrick as "Raven Feathers".
           


Volume 39 Number 4               Spring 2009


Contents

The Campus Martius House
by Glenn Wm. Wolfe

The Belpre Farmer's Library:
First in the Northwest Territory
by Marilyn Logue

Samuel Felshaw: One of the Original 48 Pioneers
by Richard Felshaw

Deaths at the Washington County Infirmary 1951-1976
transcription by Christine Painter

Persis Rice Putnam, Part 2
by Millie Covey Fry

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 11
by Everett Yarnell

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 6
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

5 Days with the Patriots and Pioneers of Washington County

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Captain Benjamin Stone, Jr. Member of Co. C, 3rd, O.V.I during the Civil War
           


Volume 39 Number 3               Winter 2008


Contents

Persis Rice Putnam
by Millie Covey Fry

Millbranch Covered Bridge Dedication
by Jean Yost

America's First McAllister
by David McAllister

Past News:
Fatal Accident of John McCall
Old Land Office Will Be Preserved
Olmstead Family Information Wanted

Autobiography of an Old House
by Sarah Pratt McGirr

Washington County Cotton Mattress Program
by Dr. Charles H. Inghram

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 10
by Everett Yarnell

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 5
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Silhouette of Persis Rice Putnam
           


Volume 39 Number 2               Autumn 2008


Contents

Bohemian Basketball Team

Mound Cemetery Comes Alive

The Gross Brothers of Washington County
by David W. Gross

Past News:
93 Percent of Children Have Defects
The Corner Drug Store

Mrs. Chamberlain Describes Trip
submitted by Gretchen Otto

Wolves by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

William's Cemetery
by C.J. Sams

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 9
by Everett Yarnell

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 4
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Sarah Corner Flagg
by Glen Wm. Wolfe

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: The St. Cloud Hotel,
est. by Frederick Gross
           


Volume 39 Number 1               Summer 2008


Contents

Sugar Cured Meat Recipe

Made Mechanically Correct:
The Marietta Manufacturing Company
by Emily Blankenship

The Rufus Putnam House Fire
by Glen Wm. Wells

Past News:
New Yorker Name Named
President of Brickwede Brothers
Runaway Hits Another Horse
New Store:Biszantz and Brothers

Biography of Haffield White
submitted by Fran Kigans

St. Mary's School Curriculum in the Early 1900's by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Letters to John Wesley Morris, 1862
by Richard A. Davis

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 8
by Everett Yarnell

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin F. Stone, Part 3
submitted by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Left to right: WCHS President Ken Finkle, Scott Britton, Dr. F. Story Musgrave, Marietta Mayor Michael Mullen
Photo courtesy C.J. Sams
           


Volume 38 Number 4               Spring 2008


Contents

WCHS Articles of Incorporation

Celebrating Elizabeth Cottle

Large Tree Cut Down in Mound Cemetery

Past News: Improvements in Marietta
Sprague is Held to Answer

Story Musgrave
by Scott Britton

Biography of Winthrop Sargent
submitted by Fran Kigans

Ohio Governor, George White
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin Frankin Stone, Part 2

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 7
by Everett Yarnell

David Lenington, Gentleman
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Dr. F. Story Musgrave
photo courtesy of NASA
           


Volume 38 Number 3               Winter 2007


Contents

Marietta Sons of the Revolution Project

Preamble to the Spirit of 76 List

Spirit of 76 List

Washington County Civil War Generals, Part 2
by Scott Britton

A Week of Special Events; October 1906
by Dave Lenington

Abraham Whipple; Facts and Fallacies
by Sheldon S. Coen

Reminiscence of an Early Ohio Pioneer; Autobiography of Benjamin Frankin Stone, Part 1 with forward by Julie Vadakin Lambert

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 6
by Everett Yarnell

Marietta Men: Charles Whittlesey
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Benjamin Franklin Stone Sr., age 91, photo from Jerry Barker Devol collection
           


Volume 38 Number 2               Fall 2007


Contents

German-American Communities, Part 2
By Millie Covey-Fry

News From the Past:
Dr. Seth Hart Opens New Office
People Struck by Lightning
Dog Taking Trip Quietly, Normally

Washington County Civil War Generals, Part 1
by Scott Britton

Pinehurst
by Dave Lenington

Thompson-Dovenbarger Cemetery
by Everett Yarnell

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 5
by Everett Yarnell

Marietta Men: Benjamin Dana Fearing
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Adoniram Judson Warner, Civil War General of Washington County, Ohio
           


Volume 38 Number 1               Summer 2007


Contents

German-American Communities
By Millie Covey-Fry

News From the Past:
First Baseball Game Played in Washington County

Transcript of George Templeton Estate, Part 4
by Betty Boccia

Addenda to George Templeton Estate
by C. J. Sams

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 4
by Everett Yarnell

Marietta Men: Benjamin Ives Gilman
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Jack Brum standing beside the new monument for Washington County's Fallen Officers
           


Volume 37 Number 4               Spring 2007


Contents

Lillian Spindler Sinclair
By Dianne Wehrs Vezza

News From the Past:
   Singer Sewing Machine
   Seize a Still at Beavertown

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893: The Putnam Oil Company

Who in the World was Wilbur(Lefty)Cooper
by Russell May

Transcript of George Templeton Estate, Part 3
by Betty Boccia

Lowell High School Graduates, Part 3
by Everett Yarnell

Marietta Men: Samuel Holdren Parsons
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Dan Cutler as Cornstalk
           


Volume 37 Number 2               Autumn 2006


Contents

Lowell High School
By C. J. Sams

Lowell High School Graduates
by Everette Yarnell

News From the Past:
   Destructive Fire in Harmar
   Fatally Shot Himself, David Hulbert Jr.
   Truck Lane Planned for Ohio 7-US 50

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
Vincent M. E. Church
The Exchange Oil Company of Cincinnati

Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn Painter
by Jennifer Maddox

Runaway Husband was Spender on Honeymoon
by Emily Blankenship

Barry Ring Found in Pawn Shop
by Emily Blankenship

Marietta Men: Thomas Evart, Lawyer
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Letter from Rowe Sanitation Company 1917

George Templeton
by C. J. Sams

Transcript of George Templeton Estate
by Betty Boccia

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Lowell High School 1907 -
           Photo courtesy of Everette Yarnell


Volume 37 Number 1               Summer 2006


Contents

Washington County Man
Celebrates 100th Birthday

Old Letters from Old Friends
Edited by Richard A. Davis

News From the Past:
   R.B.Hayes Admitted to the Bar at Marietta
   Doctor E. Pratt's Patent Artificial Nipple
   Lowell School District Transfers to Beverly
   O'Neill is Up Second Time

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
The Women's Home
Church of Christ of Beverly

Early East Marietta from the George Woodbridge Scrapbook

Last Report of the City Wards from the George Woodbridge Scrapbook

Levi Barber's Letters from Congress, Part 2

Marietta Men: Martin Follett
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Standing Sections: WCHS News, WCHS Meeting Program Schedule, New Members, In Memoriam

Cover: Cory and Larry James -
            Civil War re-inactors.


Volume 36 Number 4               Spring 2006


Contents

Index Notes for Tallow Light Volumes 31-34:

Help for using the Index

Recognizing Fran Kigans

List of articles found in Volumes 31-34

Alpabetical Index for Volumes 31-34

Cover: The WCHS Archives
Photo taken by Emily Blankenship, March 4, 2004


Volume 36 Number 3               Winter 2005


Contents

Past News:
 Badly Hurt, Constitution Main Shoots Himself
 Petition for Alimony Edith Moor vs. Joseph Moor
 Hats and Their History

Memories of Growing Up in Marietta 1909-1921 By Clarence Wilking

Levi Barber from the George Woodbridge Scrapbook

Blennerhassett from the George Woodbridge Scrapbook

Bell Covered Bridge
by Jennie Maddox

Marietta Men: Josiah Cotton, M.D.
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
The Cumberland Presbyterian Society of Waterford
Willow Glen Petroleum Company
Boston Petroleum and Mining Company

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, In Memoriam, New Book: A History of the Cheadle and White Families

Cover: Merle, Harold and Clarence Wilking Photo courtesy of Marilyn Ortt


Volume 36 Numbers 1 and 2               Summer/Fall 2005


Contents

Past News:
 Mile Run Passes - Comes "Enarco"
 Damaged by Fire - Arbour House

The Sweetheart of the Civil War By Ernie Thode

Employment for Women in the City in Marietta by David Pleasant. Edited by Richard Davis

Reverend Manasseh Cutler Takes Tea with Benjamin Franklin by Hattie Wilson

Marietta Men: John Cotton MD and Judge
by Dianne Wehrs Vezza

So Your Ancestor Operated a Distillery
by Dorothy Wetz

Newport High School by Dorothy Wetz

Mound Cemetery - Mistaken Inscription

Ida Thomas - First Colored Graduate of Marietta High School by C.J.Sams

On a Story Night by Jennifer Maddox

Long Ago Residents Between Greene and Post Streets

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
St. Jacob's Church, Lawrence Township
Duck Creek Petroleum and Mining Co.
The American Union Building Association

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, In Memoriam, Books For Sale

Cover: Martha Ellen Bloxsom


Volume 35 Number 4               Spring 2005


Contents

Past News:
 A Terrible Disease

The Civil War Letters of David P. Putnam, part 8  Edited by Robert E. Putnam

Third Ward in ByGone Days

Marietta Men - Henry Bohl
 By Dianne Wehrs Vezza 

The Family Voyage of the First Settlement Up the Muskingum River

St. Jacob Church Book

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
First Universalist Church, Marietta, Ohio
Marietta Iron Works

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, In Memoriam, Announcements

Cover: Chief Little Turtle


Volume 35 Number 3               Winter 2004


Contents

Past News:
 The Umbrella Man
 Historical Maps Introduced in County Line Trial

The Civil War Letters of David P. Putnam, part 7  Edited by Robert E. Putnam

Second Ward in ByGone Days

Proposed Revisions to the WCHS By-Laws

Notebook #3 of David H. Pleasant
 Edited by Richard A. Davis 

Marietta/Washington County Artists
 By Dianne Wehrs Vezza 

Marietta Men - Harman Blennerhassett
 By Dianne Wehrs Vezza 

Joseph Cheadle, His Wives and Children
 By George C. Williston 

The Rinard Covered Bridge
 By Jennifer Maddox

City's Oldest Barber Still Working His Trade
 By Charles S. Wilkinson 

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
German Society of the Methodist Epis. Church
The Union Church Association of Watertown
Archers Fork Oil Company

Second Ward in ByGone Days

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, Announcements

Cover: View from Harmar Hill Lookout Point of Marietta and the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Photo taken by C.J. Sams on Jan. 8, 2005


Volume 35 Number 2               Autumn 2004


Contents

Past News:
 Mrs. John Perkins Under Arrest
 Stray Mare
 Land for Tobacco

 Marietta's New Bike Path
 by Dave Lenington     

The Civil War Letters of David P. Putnam, part 6  Edited by Robert E. Putnam

The Buckeye Belle Disaster
 By Debbie Noland Nitsche 

Addendum: Marietta City Schools
 by Michael J. Davis 

Marietta Men - John Brough
 By Dianne Wehrs Vezza 

Early Marietta: Second Ward

Wartime Stories:1812 and Civil War by Men of Cheadle/White Families Part 2
 By George C. Williston

Washington County Womens' Home is Long Lasting, Unique Organization
 By Emily Blankenship 

Biographical Sketch: John Skipton

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, Announcements, In Memoriam

Cover: "Wheels" in front of the old boathouse. Photo from the WCHS Archives.


Volume 35 Number 1               Summer 2004


Contents

The Accounting of Ephraim Dawes
 By Harriet Dawes Wilson

 Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893: Big Run Cemetery 

 Let's Talk About Horses
 by Dianne Wehrs Vezza     

The Civil War Letters of David P. Putnam, part 5  Edited by Robert E. Putnam

St. Jacob Cemetery Revisited
 By Catherine J. Sams 

Pleasures of Railway Travel With a Vicious Elephant and Drunken Keeper
 By Helen B. White

Wartime Stories:1812 and Civil War by Men of Cheadle/White Families
 By George C. Williston

Marietta's First Ward

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, Announcements, Our Reader's Write, In Memoriam

Cover: Ephraim Cutler Dawes. Photo taken in 1862 at Marietta, Ohio by Cadwallader & Tappon.


Volume 34 Number 4              Spring 2004


Contents

News From the Past:
   Fight at the Fairgrounds
   Big Beets!

1803 Census of Washington County Ohio:
 Salem Township, Tuskarawa Township, Waterford Township
  Compiled by Catherine J. Sams

David H. Pleasant Notebook #2 (1904-1906)
   Edited by Richard A. Davis

Nancy Allison Frost, 105 Years Old

A History of Cheadle, White and Related Families Part 6
   Edited by George C. Williston

The Strange Story of George World Smith
Edited by Emily Blankenship

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam.

Cover: Nancy Allison Frost


Volume 34 Number 3               Winter 2003


Contents

Pirates Win

The Congdon Family of Washington County
By Marjorie Davis Shelton

1803 Census of Washington County, Ohio
Compiled by C. J. Sams
      Middleton Township
      Newport Township
      Newton Township

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   Cincinnati Petroleum Company
   Cow Run Baptist Church
   Newbarry Grave Yard
   Vincent Union Sabbath School Society

Journal of John Pfaff
    Translated By Ernie Thode

David H. Pleasant Notebook #2 (1904-1906) Part 1
    Edited By Richard A. Davis

A History of Cheadle, White and Related Families Part 5
   Edited by George C. Williston

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Announcements, New Members, Bulletin Board, Additions and Corrections, In Memoriam

Cover: Freelove Congdon Davis. Photo courtesy of Marjorie Davis Shelton.


Volume 34 Number 2               Autumn 2003


Contents

Book Review:
Buckeye Blood, Ohio at Gettysburg

News From the Past:
   School Closed by Yellow Jaundice
   Crew Saved Lad from Drowning
   Final Service at Old Waterford M.E.Church

Mark Twain and Mental Science
By Susan Allender

Comments on Asa Cheadle
By Elizabeth Cottle

1829 Adams Township Tax List

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   The Society of Inquiry of Marietta College
   Bartlett Lodge No. 293 Free and Completed    Masons
   German E.P. St. John's Church in Buell's    Lowell

Birth of the Northwest, Number 13
By George M. Woodbridge

Civil War Letters of David Putnam, Part 3
Edited by C. J. Sams

1803 Census of Washington County, Ohio
Compiled by C. J. Sams
      Grandview Township
      Hockhocking Township
      Marietta Township

A History of the Cheadle, White and Related Families, Part 4
By George Williston

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Announcements, New Members, In Memoriam.

Cover: Mark Twain. From the book "Readings on Mark Twain". Greenhaven Press.


Volume 34 Number 1               Summer 2003


Contents

Houses Sold for $1600
Aged Farmer Walked to Attend Encampment

Pioneer Merchants of Marietta

1803 Census of Washington County, Ohio
Compiled by C. J. Sams
      Adams Township
      Ames Township
      Belpre Township

Birth of the Northwest, Number 12
By George M. Woodbridge

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   Method E Church
   Palmer Lodge No 351 I.O.O.F.
   Beverly Lodge No. 84 I.O.O.F.

David H. Pleasant Notebook #2 (1904-1906) Part 2
    Edited By Richard A. Davis

A History of Cheadle, White and Related Families Part 3
   Edited by George C. Williston

Standing Sections
WCHS News, New Members, Bulletin Board, In Memoriam

Cover: Dr. George Knepper, Pioneer Dinner speaker, April 7, 2003. Photo courtesy of Catherine J. Sams.


Volume 33 Number 4               Spring 2003


Contents

Grave Diggers in City Strike

$50 Reward for John and Stephen Wilson

The Notebooks of David H. Pleasant
    Edited by Richard A. Davis

Civil War Letters of David Putnam, Part 2
     Edited by Robert E. Putnam

Her Anniversary; Ohio Became a State in February 1803
    Edited by Richard A. Davis

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   Washington Lodge No.1 Sons of Harman
   Second Congregational Church of Marietta
   The Defiance Engine and Hose Co.#1

The Monument to Mark the First Landing of the Pioneers

Where They Landed

A History of the Cheadle, White and Related Families, Part 2
By George Williston

Birth of the Northwest, Number 11
    By George M. Woodbridge

Laying the Gas Pipeline
    By Richard A. Davis

Standing Sections: WCHS News, New Members, Bulletin Board

Cover: Commodore Abraham Whipple enthralls audiences with tales of his life at a Society meeting. Photo by C. J. Sams


Volume 33 Number 3               Winter 2002


Contents

"Hot Rodder" in Macksburg Gets $15 Fine

Deplorable Accident: John Wilking Fingers Crushed

My Life in the County Jail
   By Frances Mackey Parklin

Civil War Letters of David Putnam, Part 1
     Edited by Robert E. Putnam

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   Valley Regular Baptist Church of Marietta

A History of the Cheadle, White and Related Families, Part 1
   By George Williston

Birth of the Northwest, Number 10
    By George M. Woodbridge

The Old Stone House, Chapter 2
   By Hattie Dawes Wilson

Bonn, Ohio & Bonn, Germany
   By C. J. Sams

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, Corrections and Additions, In Memoriam

Cover: David Putnam, Jr. Marker at the Anchorage. Photo taken by C. J. Sams. Oct. 22, 2002.


Volume 33 Number 2          Autumn 2002


Contents

Glines and Snyder Bookstore

News From the Past:
   4th of July at Lowell
   Crushed to Death
   Bones Uncovered in Harmar Excavation

A Historical Sketch of Washington School
by Michael J. Davis

Birth of the Northwest, Number 9
By George M. Woodbridge

St. Clair, Ohio's First Governor, Part 2

Diary of Mary L. Knowles, Part 2
by C.J. Sams

Letter Written by Mary K. Knowles to Lester Deming

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   Guttenberg Lodge No. 319 of I.O.O.F.

Christian Scherber's Descendants
By Elizabeth S. Cottle

Queensware - D. B. Greene

Standing sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, New Members, Corrections and Additions, In Memoriam

Cover: Washington School prior to 1912. Photo courtesy of Mr. Todd Bloss.


Volume 33 Number 1            Summer 2002


Contents

Ohio Historic Preservation Office Invites Nominations

Peddinghaus Jewelers

News From the Past:
   Kansas Grave Probably That of Elder Cody
   Obituary for Betsey Leavens Mathews
   Scalp Torn From Her Head

Diary of Mary L. Knowles, Part 1
By C.J.Sams

Birth of the Northwest, Number 8
By George M. Woodbridge

The Old Stone House
By Hattie Dawes Wilson

Incorporated Societies in Washington County 1846-1893:
   Guttenberg Lodge No. 319 of I.O.O.F.

Scotch Settlements in Washington County

St. Clair, Ohio's First Governor, Part 1

Standing Sections: WCHS News, Bulletin Board, Corrections and Additions

Cover: Mary Louise Knowles Cole.
Photo Date: December 25, 1940.
Photo Courtesy of Lisa Knowles-Macaig.

  


Copies of the Tallow Light may be picked up at the Historical Society Archives or ordered by mailing a check or money order to:

Washington County Historical Society
P.O.Box 103
 Marietta, Ohio  45750

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