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Harrison Co.
Ohio, USA

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Introduction

 

Harrison County is a county located in the state of Ohio, USA. As of 2000, the population is 15,856. Its county seat is Cadiz and is named for General William Henry Harrison, hero of the War of 1812, and the first President of the United States to be elected from the state of Ohio.

       Harrison County was formed in 1813, from Jefferson County on the East.   And about 3/4 of the County on the West was formed from Tuscarawas County.    Two Northern Townships, Rock and Union, were taken from Harrison County in 1833 and made part of Carroll County.

     Harrison County is located in the Seven Ranges of Ohio, which was designated by Congress in 1787 as the first portion of the wilderness to be settled in the westward expansion.  Settlers arrived in the area in the mid 1790s, several years prior to Ohio statehood in 1803. 

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COUNTY RECORDS

All Departments below are in the Harrison County Courthouse 100 West Market Street, Cadiz, OH 43907; Phone: +1-614-942-8861, unless otherwise noted.     Harrison County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1813, Birth / Death Records from 1867-1908 and Probate Records from 1813. Phone Number: 740-942-8868     Harrison County Recorder has Land Records from 1812. Phone Number: Phone: 740-942-8869 or 740-942-8523, Fax: 740-942-4693   Harrison County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1813 and is located at 00 W. Market St., Cadiz, OH 43907; (740) 942-8861

   

Countywide Records: Federal Population Schedules that exist for Harrison County, Ohio are 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850 ,1860 ,1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. Other Federal Schedules to look at when researching your Family Tree in Harrison County, Ohio are Industry and Agriculture Schedules available for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Mortality Schedules for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.

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HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

 

LIBRARIES

The following libraries are located in Harrison County. Please select a library in Harrison County to view the details.

Bowerston Public Library
200 Main St.
Bowerston, OH 44695

Clark Memorial Branch Library
102 W. Main St.
Freeport, OH 43973

Puskarich Public Library
200 E Market St
Cadiz, OH 43907

Puskarich Public Library
200 E. Market St
Cadiz, OH 43907

         Scio Branch
202 W. Main St.
Scio, OH 43988

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in Harrison County

Source: National Register of Historical Places

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Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Davidson;   Demoss;   Gardner;   Gibson;   Groves;   Jenkins;   Johnson; 

 Jones;   Lyons;   McBride;   McMillian;   Phillips;   Rose;   Watt

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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Gen-Sites

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

    

GEN-SITE PROFILE(s)

Cadiz Township;   Freeport Township;   Moorefield Township;

Short Creek Township;   Washington Township

Cadiz Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Ohio; County: Harrison;   Coordinates: 40° 16′ 6″ N, 81° 0′ 21″ W;  Map Link

DESCRIPTION: Cadiz Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio.   The 2000 census found 3,639 people in the township, 331 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.   The village of Cadiz, the county seat of Harrison County, is located in eastern Cadiz Township.        Located in the south central part of the county, it borders the following townships: Archer Township – north; Green Township – northeast;  Short Creek Township – southeast; Athens Township – south; Moorefield Township – southwest; Nottingham Township – west; Stock Township – northwest. 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: John J. Johnson, son of Griffin Johnson and Sarah Mary Wright was born here in 1807.  Disbury Johnson, son of John J. Johnson and Mary Vinnell Gardner, was born here in 1835.  John M. Lyons, son of David Lyons and Rachael Gardner, was born here in 1856.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Cadiz township, Harrison County, Ohio (OH) Detailed Profile

Freeport Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Ohio; County: Harrison;   Coordinates: 40° 12′ 19″ N, 81° 17′ 5″ W;  Map Link

DESCRIPTION: Freeport Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio. The 2000 census found 763 people in the township, 365 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.    It is the only township in the county to border Guernsey County.  The village of Freeport is located in central Freeport Township.      Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships: Washington Township – north; Moorefield Township – east; Flushing Township, Belmont County - southeast; Londonderry Township, Guernsey County – south; Washington Township, Guernsey County – southwest; Perry Township, Tuscarawas County – northwest.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Sometime around 1804 James Johnson removed from Pennsylvania to Harrison County, Ohio.     James died in Freeport Township in 1849 and is buried here. 

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Freeport township, Harrison County, Ohio (OH) Detailed Profile;  Freeport, Ohio Old Postcards and Photographs

Moorefield Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Ohio; County: Harrison;   Coordinates: 40° 11′ 45″ N, 81° 9′ 40″ W;  Map Links

DESCRIPTION: Moorefield Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio. The 2000 census found 420 people in the township.  No municipalities are located in Moorefield Township, although the unincorporated community of Piedmont lies in the western part of the township.  Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships: Nottingham Township – north; Cadiz Township – northeast; Athens Township – east; Flushing Township, Belmont County – south; Freeport Township – west; Washington Township – northwest.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Isaac Gardner Jr. resided in Moorefield Township.   His wife Nancy Rose died here in 1836 and he lived here until his own death in 1853.  John McBain Gardner, son of the aforementioned Isaac, Jr. and Nancy, is also known to have lived here up to about 1857 when he removed to Iowa.  John married Mariah Jones, and at least four of their children were born here between 1851 and 1856. 

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Moorefield township, Harrison County, Ohio (OH) Detailed Profile

Short Creek Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Ohio; County: Harrison;   Coordinates: 40° 12′ 33″ N, 80° 54′ 38″ W;  Map Links

DESCRIPTION: Short Creek Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio. The 2000 census found 1,012 people in the township, 614 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.  Two incorporated villages are located in Short Creek Township: Adena in the northeast, and Harrisville  in the southeast.        Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships: Green Township – north; Smithfield Township, Jefferson County – northeast; Mount Pleasant Township, Jefferson County – east; Colerain Township, Belmont County - southeast corner; Wheeling Township, Belmont County – south; Athens Township – southwest; Cadiz Township – northwest.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Andrew William Johnson, son of James Johnson and Catherine Demoss, and his wife Agnes Pickens, lived in this township from about 1804 until his death in 1855 and her death in 1864.  Eleven of their fourteen children were born here between 1804 and 1825.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Short Creek township, Harrison County, Ohio (OH) Detailed Profile

Washington Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Ohio; County: Harrison;   Coordinates: 40° 16′ 1″ N, 81° 16′ 49″ W;  Map Links

DESCRIPTION:  Washington Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 598 people in the township.  It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.  No municipalities are located in Washington Township, although the unincorporated community of Tippecanoe is located at the center of the township.  Located in the western part of the county, Washington borders the following townships: Franklin Township – northeast; Nottingham Township – east; Moorefield Township – southeast; Freeport Township – south; Perry Township, Tuscarawas County – southwest; Rush Township, Tuscarawas County – northwest. 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Sources show that Jacob Johnson, son of Griffin Johnson and Sarah Mary Wright, was born near the community of Tippecanoe in 1808, and that his sister Nancy (Johnson) Davidson passed away here in 1911.  As such it is most probable that Griffin Johnson settled here at least by 1808 a few years after his family moved to Ohio. As such at least seven of his children were born in Washington Township between 1808 and 1823.  In addition sources also show that Jacob’s brother-in-law John Phillips passed away here in 1886, thus it is quite likely that his sister Eleanor (Johnson) Phillips  also lived here up to her death in 1901.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Washington township, Harrison County, Ohio (OH) Detailed Profile

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The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place within this locality at which these events may have occurred. 

Villages : Adena;   Bowerston;   Cadiz;   Deersville;   Freeport;   Harrisville;   Hopedale;   Jewett;   New Athens;   Scio;

 

Townships: Archer;   Athens;   Cadiz;   Franklin;   Freeport;   German;   Green;   Monroe;   Moorefield;   North Nottingham;   Rumley;   Short Creek;   Stock;   Washington

 

Unincorporated communities: New Rumley;   Piedmontp;   Pittsburgh Junction;   Tippecanoe

For more information about the U.S. State in which this county is located click on the following LINK:

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LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·        Harrison County Ohio Website

·        Harrison County History and Information

 

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