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History And Progress Of The County Of Marion, West Virginia On CD

History And Progress Of The County Of Marion, West Virginia On CD

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Dunnington, George A. History and progress of the county of Marion, West Virginia : from its earliest settlement by the whites down to the present, together with biographical sketches of its most prominent citizens Fairmont, W. Va.: G.A. Dunnington, 1880, 162 pgs. Contents Chapter I. Introductory Chapter II. First settlements Chapter III. About the land titles held by the settlers Chapter IV. The characteristics and hardships of the early settlers Chapter V. Commencement of Indian troubles--Forts established, etc. Chapter VI. Murder of Josiah Prickett--Continuation of Indian atrocities--Murder of Miss Coon--Attack on Fort Harbert Chapter VII. Captain Booth killed--Capture of Captain Cochran--David Morgan's encounter with two indians Chapter VIII. Horatio Morgan--Massacre of the Thomas Family, etc Chapter IX. Continued hostilities of the savages--Attack on the Cunninghams and capture of Mrs. Cunningham Chapter X. A boy's adventure--The Indians on Buffalo creek--Levi Morgan's adventure Chapter XI. Murder of the McIntires--End of Indian depredations Chapter XII. Progress of civilization from 1785 to 1819 Chapter XIII. The towns of the county Chapter XIV. Organization of the county--The first court--The jail, court house, &c Chapter XV. The Irish riot--The great freshet--Completion of the railroad--Suspension bridge built, etc Chapter XVI. The churches and schools of the county Chapter XVII. The first steamboat--The banks of Marion county--Journalism in the county Chapter XVIII. The War of the Rebellion--Division of the state, etc Chapter XIX. The mining interests--The fire at Fairmont--Marion militia, etc Chapter XX. The resources of the county--The political complexion--Conclusion Pen sketches of prominent citizens


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