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Springfield Township, Ross County, Ohio

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Springfield Township was organized on 9 Mar 1808 when it was set off from Green Township. The house of James Wallace was designated as the place for holding elections; but this was subsequently changed to a more central location, at the house of Zachariah Jones.

Michael Cryder was among the earliest settlers in the township. Alexander McRoberts came in 1796. Martin Overley and his sons, Boston, Frederick and Martin, emigrated from Bourbon county, Kentucky, in the spring of 1797. Thomas and Sarah Orr from Ireland also came in 1797. George Haynes, the blacksmith from Shepherdstown, Virginia, arrived in 1798 as did Joseph Yates, a mill wright. James Cutright, son of John Cutright was born at Station Prairie, February 26, 1798, and had the honor of being "first white child" born in Ross county. John and James Davis emigrated to the county from Virginia in a very early day and Thomas Hanks located in the township about 1800. Michael Senff, a native of Pennsylvania, located in Springfield in 1803.


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