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Bloomfield Township, Jackson County, Ohio

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Keystone Furnace, Bloomfield Twp.

Bloomfield Township was organized on 3 Jun 1816. Bloomfield is iron country and, in the 1880s, the Keystone Furnace made 24 tons of pig iron every day. Some of the earliest settlers in the area are: George Scurlock, Samuel McClure, Moses Hale, George Poor, Alexander Stephenson, William Burris, Martin Poor, Thomas Vaughn, John Callaghan, Picket Marvin, Robert Fletcher, Anderson Cremeens, Joseph Boggs, Samuel McCray, Enoch Russel, and David Keeting.

When James Lackey applied for a Tavern License on 4 Sep 1818, 26 of his fellow citizens signed his petition:  : Hugh Poor, Andrew Boggs, John Stephenson, Joel Long, Robert Ervin, George Campbell, Samuel McClure, Alexander Poor, George Corn, Moses Hale, Elisha Long, Stephen Martin, Robert G. Hannah, Martin Poor, William Scurlock, Stephen Martin, George W. Hale, Christopher Long, Peter Williams, William Ware, John McNutt, John Dickerson, Joshua Perry, William J. Stephenson, James Ward, Benjamin Long.

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