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PREFACE


Chapter I
SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF OHIO COUNTY.
Quiet on the Borders Interrupted - Troubles Between the Mother Country and the Colonies - Convention of 1775 - Boundaries of West Augusta - Boundaries of Ohio County - Black's Cabin - Prominent Early Settlers - West Liberty - First Court Established - David Shepherd Appointed Lieutenant Commandant - Extracts From Early Records - Boundary Between Ohio and Youghiogheny Counties Defined - Bill of Sale - First Marriage License - Rates for Ordinary Keepers - Plan for Court House - Removal of County Seat to Wheeling.

Chapter II
INDIAN DEPREDATIONS--MURDERS AND INCIDENTS.

Chapter III
LIFE AMONG THE EARLY SETTLERS.
Building of the Log Cabin - One Hundred Years Ago - Sports and Amusements - Characters of the Settlers - Some Inconveniences to Which the Settlers Were Subjected.

Chapter IV
EARLY METHODS OF OVERLAND TRANSPORTATION.
Cession of Northwestern Territory - Construction of National Road - The Stage Coach - Stage Coach Lines and Names of Old Drivers - Pack Horses - The Conestoga Wagon - "Regulars" and "Militia."

Chapter V
PRIMITIVE MAIL TRANSPORTATION AND THE WATER HIGHWAYS.
Letters - Letter Writing - Primitive Posts - First Postmaster in America - First Postmaster in Wheeling Commissioned - Ohio Packet Boats - Flat-Boats and Keel-Boats - Mike Fink, "The Bully of the Boatmen" - First Steamboat Built in Wheeling - Steamboats Built in Wheeling Prior to and Inclusive of the Year 1835.

Chapter VI
CONFLICTING TERRITORIAL CLAIMS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGINIA.
Basis of Claims - Rival Land Offices - Dr. John Connolly Appointed Vice-Governor of the District of West Augusta - Proclamation of Lord Dunmore - Arbitrary Acts of the Vice-Governor - Memorials to Congress and to the House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia - Efforts to Settle the Disputes - Meeting of Commissioners from Virginia and Pennsylvania - Their Settlement of the Difficulties Ratified.

Chapter VII
MASON AND DIXON'S LINE.

Chapter VIII
SETTLEMENT OF THE CITY OF WHEELING.
The Early Pioneers of This Region - Fort Fincastle - Ebenezer, Jonathan and Silas Zane, the First White Settlers on Present Site of Wheeling - Their Tomahawk Claims Marked Out - Mrs. Ebenezer Zane - Arrival of Other Settlers - Friendships with Indians - Tranquility of the Region Interrupted - Massacre of Indians at Yellow Creek - Dunmore's War - Fortification of the Settlement at Mouth of Wheeling Creek - Description of the Fort.

Chapter IX
FORT HENRY BESIEGED.
The Bloody Year - The First Attack on the Fort Successfully Repulsed - Devastation Wrought by the Savages - Captain Forman and His Men - Maj. Samuel McCulloch's Leap - Indian Council at Chillicothe - Second Attack on Fort Henry Unsuccessful - Col. Ebenezer Zane's Cabin - Gunpowder Exploit - Daniel Sullivan - Sullivan's Spring.

Chapter X
WHEELING AS A TOWN AND CITY.
Incorporated - Original Surveys - Description of Early Wheeling - Topographical, Geographical and Climatic Characteristics of Wheeling in 1803 - Diseases Incident to the New Settlement - Identified Localities in 1815 - Our Market House - Early Racing and Race Courses - The City as a U. S. Port of Entry - Custom House - City Water Works - Town Clock - Military Companies - Washington Hall - Transit Between the City and Island - Wheeling & Belmont Bridge Company - The Gas Company - Know Nothing Party - Printing Establishments - the Press - Panhandle Railroad - Old Residents.

Chapter XI
OHIO COUNTY IN THE WAR OF 1812.

Chapter XII
THE REBELLION.
Events Leading to the Convention of Delegates from Western Virginia in Wheeling - The Restored Government of Virginia - Progress of the War - Cost of Living - Successionists in Wheeling.

Chapter XIII
NOTABLE OCCURRENCES.
Floods in the Ohio River - The Fearful Ravages of Cholera in Wheeling - General Lafayette's Visit to Wheeling - Daniel Webster's Visit to Wheeling - Jenny Lind's Visit to Wheeling - The Earthquake volunteers - Tri-State Reunion.

Chapter XIV
EDUCATION.
Early Teachers - Some of the Early Schools - Lancasterian Academy - Noah Linsly - The Lancasterian System - The Public School System Uner the Old Regime.

Chapter XV
BENCH AND BAR.
The Old Wheeling Court House - Some of the Early Members of the Bar - The Second Court House - Prominent Attorneys - The Bench - The Present Court House - Philip Doddridge.

Chapter XVI
OLD PHYSICIANS OF WHEELING.

Chapter XVII
CHURCHES AND BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS.
Churches and Religious Societies of the County and City - First Sabbath-School in Wheeling - Children's home of the City of Wheeling.

Chapter XVIII
SILENT CITIES OF THE DEAD.

Chapter XIX
MRS. LYDIA CRUGER AND MONUMENT PLACE.

Chapter XX
DISTRICTS, COURTS, OFFICES AND STATISTICS OF OHIO COUNTY.

Chapter XXI
MANUFACTURIES, INDUSTRIES AND BANKS.

BIOGRAPHICAL - Representative Citizens


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