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Union Township, Ross County, Ohio

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Union Township, Ross County, Ohio

Union Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio. Union Township was one of the original townships in Ross County, Ohio. The date of formation of the township is not precisely known but some of General Massie's party, who occupied Chillicothe in the spring of 1796, eventually settled in Union. Among these were Joseph, Thomas and John McCoy. Probably the earliest permanent settler in Union was John Rodgers, a native of Loudoun County, Virginia., born in 1777. Thomas Dickerson and his wife came from Virginia in 1796. Gen. James Manary, a Pennsylvanian by birth, came from Kentucky in 1796. Col. James Dunlap, born in Virginia in 1768, arrived about 1797. Christian Ritehart and family also arrived about 1797. Alexander Robertson located in Union township before 1803 where he died in 1840.

Michael Beaver came from Virginia to Ross county in 1796 and remained two years, when he went to Kentucky to avoid the malaria outbreak. But he returned to Union township in 1800 and purchased eleven hundred acres from the Chilton survey, on Deer creek. Mr. Beaver was a soldier in the war of the Revolution. Other early settlers are Jacob Mace, John Robinson, Henry and Thomas Bowdle, Thomas Withgott, James Sisk, Isaac Cook, Benjamin and Samuel Kirkpatrick, Thomas Hicks, John Winders, Levi Warner, David Augustus, Thomas Earle, Levi Hurst, Joseph Clark, James McCreary, Levi Noble, Nicholas Cunningham, Philip Linear, John Acton, Joseph Chew, Levi Anderson, Thomas Jostle, Asa Hankins, Thomas Littleton, Henry Cook, Abraham Kearns, General Henderson, Ewell Williams, Osmond Crabb, John Anderson, William Beard.

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