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Edited/Compiled by Martin R. Andrew, M. A. Biographical Publishing Company. Chicago, Illinois, 1902

Extracted by: Debbie Noland Nitsche
Information in the brackets [  ] are the notes of Debbie Noland Nitsche

FIRST DECADE -- 1801-1811

Only a few newspapers of those published in Marietta before 1811-the Ohio Gazette and Virginia Herald, the Commentator number of the Marietta Register,  --have been preserved.  We give a summary of the advertisements as published in the Centennial number of the Marietta Register.

From the Ohio Gazette and Virginia Herald, October 24, 1803-----
     The first page is taken up exclusively with advertisements, set mostly in very large type, so that there were only seven in all. [They include:]
[1.] A list of letters remaining uncalled for in the Post office at Marietta, October 1, 1803, occupying a column and a half of the four columns of the page. Griffin Greene was postmaster.  Post offices were not very frequent at that day, for we find letters advertised for persons living at "Belleprie, Little Kenhawa [sic], Kenhaway, Gallipolis, Guiandot and Big Sandy"
[2.] John Cline and Enos Atwater give notice that they intend to apply at the next fall term of court "for a right of establishing a ferry from a point at Fort Harmar across the Ohio River to Mr. Porter's, in Wood County, Virginia." 
[3.] Notice is given that the "inhabitants of the townships of Newport and Tuskarawa, in the county of Washington," intend to petition the General Assembly for a new county, with "a permanent seat of justice at, or near the mouth of Licking Creek on the Muskingum." 
[4.] John Buell gives notice that a "a horse and a colt broke into the enclosure of the subscriber," and requests the owner to prove the property and take them away. 
[5.] N. Gates, secretary, gives notice of an adjourned meeting of mechanics to consider "the propriety of forming a Mechanical Society" in Washington County. 
[6.] Edward Tupper says he has "just received from Philadelphia, and offers for sale at his store in Marietta, a large and general assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Saddlery, etc."

From the Ohio Gazette, May 21, 1804----
     The third page is half filled with the "Laws of Ohio," for short miscellaneous articles, and four advertisements, [They include:]
[1.] one from Clarksburg, Virginia.  John Greene advertises that he has "opened a Public House in the town of New Port, on the road of Marietta toWheeling, fifteen files from Marietta." 
[2.] James Riggs, of Grandview, says, "an iron gray mare came to my plantation and broke into my enclosure," and requests the owner to prove property, etc.  Richard Greene offers for sale" a very valuable farm in the town of Marietta, about a half a mile from the city, containing 39 acres."

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SECOND DECADE --- 1811-1821

A summary of those found in the WESTERN SPECTATOR and its successor, the AMERICAN FRIEND, contains items of interest to the student of local history.  Among the names are many that still hold an honorable place in this county.  We must, however, bear in mind that the list is by not means a completed one since the newspapers of those days contained very few advertisements, and of those few more than half were official notices.  It was not then customary for lawyers and physicians to have a business card in the papers.  As for dentists and insurance agents,they had not yet appeared.

In the decade here represented there were a few important economic changes, briefly and modestly announced, yet destined to have great influence upon the future development of the county.  The steamboat had appeared on the Ohio, taking the place of the keel-boat, and a steam mill had been erected at Marietta.  Mills for carding the wool into rolls to be spun on the old-fashioned wheel appeared at different places where water power was to be found, and a little later, fulling mills are advertised.  In this decade the bear and the otter had not entirely disappeared from the woods, and even after 1820 the skins and furs of these animals had not entirely ceased to be important articles of merchandise.  It was the period of beginning for other industries.  A tinner living on Wolf Creek could hardly accommodate the people of Marietta in 1902 by a monthly visit. 

While many places have seemed to come nearer to us through the improvement in the means of transportation, other places have grown away from us, or perhaps have been left on one side of our lines of communication.  For example, a man in the Shenandoah Valley would hardly have any reason to advertise in a Marietta paper of 1902, nor is it very likely that any citizen of Tennessee would do so.

That it was a period of the rapid growth of a very unsatisfactory kind of "banking" is shown from these advertisements, as well as from the extracts which appear in another part of the book.  Our financial condition could hardly be worse that it was in 1820 after our numerous experiments in manufacturing paper "money."

The decade is associated with the introduction of Merino sheep and with a great improvement in quality, as well as increase in the quantity, of wood produced. The farmers of the county were still compelled to guard their flocks against the ravages of wolves and panthers.

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1811.--    Joel and Demas Adams, Machine for shearing cloth.
1815.--    Rufus W. Adams wishes to purchase 100 dozen goosequills at 6 cents a dozen.  (1816) Wants his pay for instructing youth-is going out of the business.

1811.--     American Union Lodge (Masonic) invited to a banquet at the house of John Brough.  December 27;  Augustus Stone, Secretary.  (1814) Called to meet at Union Hall, December 27.  thence to proceed to the "New Meeting house"  *** "where an oration will be pronounced by Brother Baker.  (1816) "Will convene June 24, at their hall on Point Harmar."  Thence proceed to the "Meeting House of the First Religious Society, where a Masonic discourse will be delivered by Rev. Brother Linsley."  Thence in procession to Brother Greenleaf's for dinner. -Officers will be installed at Union Hall on Point Harmar.  Dec. 27.  Afterwards officers of American Union Chapter will be publicly installed at the Court House.

1816.--    Cyrus Ames, J. P. Belpre.
1815.--    Lewis Anderson, Tailor.
1818.--    David B. Anderson, Watch Repairer.
1818.--    Battelle and Kimball.  Newport.  Partnership dissolved.
1817.--    Alfred R. Beebe & Co. Saddling.
1816.--    John Bell, Deerfield.  Lots for sale in "Malta a new town about 26 miles below Zanesville."
1816.--    Montgomery Bell, Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee.  Offers $300 reward for negro man Carey, and $50 for the boy Bob.
1816.--    James Bowen, Waterford, wishes to employ a man acquainted with the clothier's business.
1812.--    Thomas Baker, Agent for impenetrable stucco.
1812.--    Bank of Marietta.  David Putnam, Cashier.  (1816) Proposed to increase capital.  A. Henderson, Cashier.
1815.--    Bank of Muskingum.  David J. Marple, Cashier.
1817.--    Bank of Stuebenville.  W. R. Dickinson,  Cashier.
1814.--    Levi Barber.
1820.--    Joseph Barker, Jr., Newport, is about to erect a mill to extract flax seed oil.
1815.--    Robert C. Barton.  Town Clerk of Marietta.  Notice to remove nuisances.
1815.--    Capt. Robert C. Barton asks militia to return arms.  (1817) Offers to sell iron ore at Letart.
1811.--    James Brice, of Athens.  Offers for sale the library of Rev. John Brice, deceased.
1812.--    John Brough, as agent, offers land for sale.  (1813) House for sale.  (1818) Seeks information about a stray horse.
1818.--    James Brown, Nashville, Tennessee, warns people not to harbor 22 "German servants who indentured themselves to go to Alabama Territory-and absconded at Marietta."   In a later number Caleb Emerson defends the German emigrants, who were willing to repay Brown for money advanced but were not willing to go to Alabama and be slaves for three years and five months.

1819.--    Anthony Buckner, Parkersburg, offers $20 reward for the arrest of his "black man Joseph."
1811.--    Joseph Buell asks for the return of "Rollin's Ancient History" and other borrowed books.
1812.--    Timothy Buell and Daniel H. Buell.  Administrators of the estate of Gen. Joseph Buell.
1812.--    Daniel H. Buell, collection for Jason R. Curtis.
1815.--    Timothy Buell, collector of Taxes.
1818.--    Buell and Patrick.  Partnership dissolved.
1817.--    John and James Bugh.  Sickles and hats.
1815.--    D. J. Burr, Point Harmar.  Merino sheep at public sale.
1813.--    Cat's Creek Mills.  (Wheelock, Fuller and Sadler.)
1811.--    David S. Chambers & Co., (1812) Announce August 8th that they have sold out their stock.
1814.-     David Chambers, Zanesville, announces that the "Young Gentlemen & Ladies Explanatory Monitor."  Rufus W. Adams, author is soon going to press.

1815.--    Joseph Chapman, J. P. Salem.
1813.--   Seth child (Athens) wishes to employ a journey man clothier.
1817.--    John Clark, Butcher.
1817.--    Eli Cogswell, Adm'r. on estate of Eli G. Cogswell.
1814.--    H. Cole, Tailor
1817.--    Sampson Cole, Adm'r. on estate of Matthew Cole, of Warren.  (1818) Wishes to purchase beef cattle.
1820.--    C. Conant, President of Muskingum Mining Company, asks for a payment on stock.
1817.--    Leicester G. Converse, Adm'r. on estate of Richard Miner, of Waterford.
1815.--    Porter Converse, "has obtained a license to practice law."
1812.--    Wm. Corner, Adm'r. on estate of Henry Maxon.
1819.--    Abner Corwin makes wheels and chairs.
1815.--    Dr. John Cotton, Point Harmar.  (1819) Has removed to the easterly side of the river.
1819.--    George Courtauld offers to sell 2,000 acres of land in Athens County, to be paid for in labor of clearing other land.
1817--     Jno. Cram will receive wheat, rye, oats, and white beans in payment for debts due the firm of Oliver Dodge & Co., now dissolved.
1819.--    Andrew Cunningham, Tailor
1819.--    John Cunningham, Tailor.
1814.--    Benajah Curtis
1812.--    Jason R. Curtis, Hatter, wishes to buy muskrat and rabbit fur.
1817.--    Ephraim Cutler, J. P., Warren.
1817.--    Joseph Dana, Attorney.
1816.--    William Dana, Adm'r. on estate of Nathaniel Little, of Newport.
1812.--    Timothy Danielson, Land near Athens for sale.
1812.--    (Marietta, July 29.)  Lieutenant T. E. Danielson calls for five-year volunteers for the regular army.  Bounty $16;  wages $5 per month.
1814.--    Jeremiah Dare.  Farm near mouth of Duck Crek [Creek] for sale.
1815.--    Jesse Davis, Paymaster of 1st Regiment Ohio Militia.
1817.--    Cyntha Delano, Warren.  Adm'rx. On estate of Amos Delano.
1811.--    Jonathan Devol & ____ Carlisle.  Clothier's works at Wiseman's Bottom, five miles from Marietta.
1817.--    R. Devol.  House to rent in Point Harmar.
1812.--    Nathaniel Dodge.
1813.--    Nathaniel Dodge & Co.  (1814) Established ferry to Harmar. (1816) Established a ropewalk in Harmar.  Partnership with Augustus Stone is dissolved.

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1815.--    John Dodge.  Wood carding at Waterford.
1815.--    Oliver Dodge, 2nd, asks for settlement of accounts held by late firm of Dodge & Co.
1817.--    Anna Dodge, Adm'rx on estate of Oliver Dodge, of Adams.
1812.--    Samuel Dorff, Tailor.
1815.--    George Dunlevy.  Dairy farm with a stock of 16 cows to let.
1819.--    "Economical Society" to meet in the Court House.  October 30.
1816.--    Samuel Ellenwood.  Horse strayed from farm on Little Hocking.
1816.--    Caleb Emerson,.  Adm'r. on estate of Jos. M. Wilcox.
1820.--    Sally Emerson, secretary of the Female Tract Society.
1815.--    Henry M. Evans, Paymaster, asks the militiamen who served under Capt. Charles Devol and Capt. James Flagg to meet at the house of Lieut. Andrew Fisher "on Point Harmar" and receive their pay.

1813.--    D. Everett, "History of the Present War."  (Mr. Everett died before the close of that war.)
1812.--    Farmer's Lodge (Masonic) of Belpre to be installed May 5.
1818.--    Randolph Fearing, Adm'r. on estate of John Atkinson, of Wesley.
1812.--    Capt. James Flagg orders the first battalion of the 1st Regiment of militia to assemble in front of the Muskingum Academy.
1812.--    Elisha Frost, Inn-keeper.  (1813) Tailor.  (1815) Has taken the public house formerly kept by Isaac Mixer, Jr.  Has employed a barber and will keep him if there is business for one.

1815.--    Aaron Fuller.  A generous price will be given for bear skins.
1811.--    Nathaniel Gates, Attorney.
1818.--    Benjamin Ives Gilman.  Land for sale.
1818.--    Joseph Glines, blacksmith.
1816.--    William Gough, Green Bottom, Virginia, offers $25 for return of a runaway negro man.

1812.--    Green & Jarvis.  Boot and Shoemakers.
1813.--    Daniel Greene & Co.
1818.--    Daniel Greene has formed a partnership with Sidney Dodge. (1820)  Partnership dissolved.
1815.--    John Greene, 2nd., of Adams offers a reward for conviction of thief who stole five barrels of salt near the store of Augustus Stone.
1817.--    Roger Greenhalch.  Tailor, "just arrived from Old England."
1813--     Griffin Greene asks persons indebted for postage to pay the same. (1817) Asks for return of four volumes of "Josephus." -Calls meeting of the Marietta Trading Co.  (1818) Notice to Stockholders of Duck Creek Bridge.

1816.--    Samuel Greenleaf.  Notice to Daniel Livermore.
1812.--    Jere Greenman, J. P. Waterford.
1816.--    Elijah Griswold, Waterford.  Merino sheep for sale.
1812.--    J. Guitteau & Co.  (1815) Partnership with D. Woodbridge, Jr. is dissolved.
1816.--    J. Guitteau offers highest price in goods for bear, otter, black fox and wolf skins.
1815.--    Stephen Guthrie, J. P., Belpre.
1817.--    Wyllys Hall.  New store at the upper end of Ohio street.
1817.--    Walter Hall.  New store at the upper end of Ohio street.
1817.--    Nathaniel Hamilton, Adm'r. on estate of Mathew Orison, offers to sell land in Wooster in the county of Washington.
1812.--    Thomas M. Hamilton, J. P., Ames township.
1818.--    William A. Harrison, Parkersburg, Attorney.
1813.--    W. Henry Harrison advertises an armistice with the Indians in the northern part of Ohio. (Detroit, October 16.)
1811.--    John N. Harwood, Washington Bottom, offers $10 for the return of a negro girl named Phillis.
1811.--    Moses Haskell lost a watch between Roxbury and Well's Tavern on Point Harmar.
1817.--    A. Henderson, clerk of meeting held to collect funds for the relief of certain sick and poor families, lately arrived in Marietta.
1817.--    John Herman, Lancaster, sells German almanacs.  (1818) About to recommence a German newspaper, The German Ohio Eagle, at Lancaster.
1814.--    Alexander Hill.  Public Entertainment on Greene street.
1814.--    Samuel P. Hildreth.  Town clerk.  (1815) collector of non-Resident Taxes.
1815.--    Samuel Hoit, Postmaster.  The Zanesville mail leaves this office every Tuesday.  "Wood Court House" mail on Monday.
1812.--    Joseph Holden gives notice that he has disposed of his stock in trade.  May 18.-Has recommenced business, with goods as cheap for cash as embargo times will admit.

1818.--    Nathaniel Holden & Co., Kanawha salt at $1.50 per bushel.
1815--     Cornelius Houghland, J. P., Wesley.
1812.--    Perley Howe, as agent, offers land for sale.
1817.--    Louis Hurmbert, Miraben & Co., Watchmakers.
1818.--     Isaac Humphreys, Warren, has lost a horse.
1819.--    Cyrus Hutchins commences cloth dressing on the Little Muskingum.
1811.--    Joseph Israel.  Bookbinder, offers to take in payment sheep or deer skins suitably dressed.  (1812) Mr. Israel gives notice July 15th of his intention to retire from the bookbinding business.

1815.--    Edward B. and Jonathan Jackson, Clarksburg, Virginia, offer $500 reward for the return of Martin, a very handsome negro, and Sam, a very black one.
1814.--    Eli James and Ezra Chapman, Boot and Shoemakers.
1816.--    Samuel Jellison, Harmar.  Tailoring.
1815.--    Richard M. Johnson.  Blue spring, Kentucky, offers $50 for the return of a negro man named Kit who "has acted very ungrateful to me."
1819.--    Francis Keene, Washington Bottom, Virginia, offers $200 reward for the return of  "three negro men."
1819.--    Hervey Kimball offers to sell a good "stand for a Tavern and Blacksmith near the center of Belpre township."
1815.--    Jacob Larne, Union, announces that a note has been obtained from him by fraud.
1817.--    Joseph Lefeevour, Attorney.
1815.--    L. Lawrence Lewis, Trustee.
1817.--    Jacob Lindley asks proposals for "laying up the brick walls of a college edifice" at Athens.
1819.--    Jacob Loomis offers for sale four lots in Coolville.
1812.--    Thomas Lord offers to sell or rent "the farm of the late Col. Robert Oliver in Wooster."
1815.--    Charles Mackawan, Guardian.
1815.--    Col. James Mann, Waterford, orders election to fill the place of  Capt. Prouty, resigned.
1812.--    Marietta Book Store announces to subscribers that "Essays on the Truth of the Christian Religion, by the Rev. Wm. Beauchamp," are ready for delivery.

1812.--    Marietta Cotton Factory.  Directors:  Joseph Holden., D. Woodbridge, Jr., Timothy Buell.  (1813) Directors:  William Woodbridge, Joseph Holden and S. P. Hildreth.

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1819.--    Marietta Trading Co., is to meet at the house of Griffin Greene.
1816.--    Marietta Steam Mill offers $1 a bushel for good wheat.
1813.--    Mason.  Writing School.
1818.--    Nancy McAllister,  Adm'rx. Of Wm. McAllister.
1816.--    Robert McCabe is closing out his business.
1819.--    Robert McCabe.  Boot and Shoemaker.  This advertisement is illustrated with a picture of a boot-the first picture to appear in a Marietta paper.
1817.--    Robert McConnel, "General of Militia," orders an election to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Holcomb.

1819.--    James McCulloch wants a teacher at Point Harmar.
1813.--    Moses McFarland.  Salt at $2 per bushel.
1812.--    J. C. McFarland, Jr.  An additional supply of sugar kettles from Licking Furnace.
1811.--    Moses McFarland.  "Traveler's Rest."
1811.--    David McKee.  Farm for sale in Fearing.
1812.--    Gov. Return Jonathan Meigs publishes from Marietta a proclamation appointing April 30 as a day of public fasting and prayer.
1815.--    Merwin & Putnam, Attorneys.
1813.--    E. B. Merwin & Co
1816.--    Elijah B. Merwin has farm on Duck Creek for sale.
1811.--    Amos Miller.  Keel boats for sale or charter.
1817.--    John Mills & Co.
1816.--    Isaac Mixer.  Brick house on Point Harmar to let: commodious for a tavern.
1814.--    The "Moral Society" calls a meeting for November 14, at the "new Congregational Meeting House."
1820.--    Manly Morse offers a brick house for sale.
1816.--    Perce Morse.  President Farmers' Duck Creek Bridge Co.
1819.--    Mt. Moriah Lodge of Masons, Waterford, installed in 1816.
1818.--    William Murray, J. P. Roxbury
1812.--    Muskingum Bank, Zanesville:  Commissioners, I. V. Horne, G. Jackson, A. McLaughlin.
1820.--    George Neal offers $300 reward for the return of Jack a very handsome negro, Rose the wife of Jack, and John who has a very black complexion.

1815.--    Dr. Charles A. Newton informs the public that he has commenced the practice of "Physic" near Rose's Mill, Newport.
1811.--    Samuel Nichols.  "Tayloring business."
1817.--    Laurana Nixon.  Adm'rx. On estate of John Nixon, of Roxbury.
1813.--    H. W. Noble & Co.  (1815) Partnership with D. Woodbridge, Jr., dissolved.
1817.--    Notice of a petition to remove the county seat to Waterford.
1818.--    Notice of a petition to the Legislature asking the privilege of erecting a toll-bridge at the mouth of the Little Hocking and one over the Big Hocking at Cooleysville [sic].

1818.--    Notice of proposed law to levy tax to build a new court house and jail in Marietta.
1816--     Phebe Nott.  Adm'rx. Roxbury.
1820.--    A. Nye.  Sectetary Muskingum Mining Co.
1813.--    Ohio Bible Society, Rufus Putnam, President.
1812.--    Ohio University, notice of public examination.  Open for students May 8.  Committee, R. J. Meigs, Jesup N. Couch, Edwin Putnam.
1813.--    Henry Bartlett, Secretary of Ohio University.
1816.--    William Oliphant, Adm'r. on estate of Hezekiah Davis of Waterford.
1811.--    John Oliver asks for a license to keep a ferry on the Muskingum opposite the Market House in Marietta.
1815.--    William Oliver, J. P., Deerfield.
1818.--    Mary Olney.  Adm'rx on estate of Nathaniel Olney.
1816.--    Stephen Otis, Adm'r. on estate of Samuel McClintick  (Stephen Otis was the father of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis.)
1815.--    Nathan Parr, J. P., Grandview.
1818.--    Elijah Patterson petitions for licese to keep a tavern in Grandview township.
1819.--    Payne and Lawton.
1816.--   Edward Perkins.  Adm'r. on estate of Anthony Perkins.
1814.--    John H. Pratt, Cincinnati, wishes to purchase 5,000 barrels of flour and 200 barrels of whiskey for the army.
1816.--    John Platt.  Choice apple trees for sale, near the Stockade.
1817.--    Simeon Pool, J. P. Deerfield.
1816.--    Amos Porter, Adm'r.
1816.--    Henry. L. Prentiss has "put in motion" the old rope-walk of Giles Hempstead.
1816.--    Royal Prentiss resumes the American Friend after an interruption of more than two months and announces that the paper is still "Republican." (1819) As Town Clerk will lease to the highest bidder the Mound Square as a pasture for sheep only.

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1817.--    John Purinton, Adm'r. on estate of James Purinton.
1820.--    Putnam and Turner.  Land Office.
1812.--    Aaron W. and David Putnam, Ex'rs. Of will of Col. Israel Putnam, late of Belpre.
1812.--    David Putnam, Cashier of Bank of Marietta. -D. Putnam, Attorney. (1815) Warns the people against a horse thief who pretends to be a missionary.

1811.--    Edwin Putnam, Agt. For Massachusetts Spy.
1815.--    (July 10) Rufus Putnam, advertises a final dividend of the Ohio Company --$3.75 a share.
1812.--    William R. Putnam, Clerk of Trustees of School Lands.  (1815) W. R. Putnam, Adm'r on estate of Elizabeth Maxon.  (1817) Wm. R. Putnam, Clerk of the Trustees for the School Land in Marietta.

1813.--    Putnam & Israel.  Bookbinders.  Zanesville.
1814.--    "Races will be run on the Common of Marietta November 10 agreeably to the rules of racing in Virginia."  A purse of $70 offered.
1815.--    Ezra Reed.  Farm for sale near Cat's Creek Mills.
1815.--    Oliver Record makes axes and other edged tools.
1811.--    Dr. J. B. Regnier dissolves partnership with Joseph Evans. (1816) Asks for settlement of old accounts.
1815.--    Edmund Riggs, Ex'r. Grandview.
1814.--    Elisha Rose and Orren Newton, Newport.  Clothiers' works.
1815.--    Elisha Rose.  Fulling mill on the Little Muskingum.
1816.--    John Russell, J. P., Union.
1814.--    Michael Saifert gives notice of a petition for permission to erect a dam on the Muskingum at Cat's Creek Riffle, the dam to extend five rods from the bank.

1811.--    Henry M. Schieffelin.  Land for sale.
1818.--    C. Schultz.  Wood County, Virginia, offers $20 for return of "a black name named Harry."
1815.--    Obadiah Scott, J. P., Waterford.
1818.--    Thomas Seely, Waterford.  Twelve and a half cents reward for the return of an apprentice.
1816.--    Thomas Sharp, Adm'r. on estate of Eleazer Penrod.
1811.--    Enoch Shepard, Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, announces copyright of a book entitled "Thoughts on the Prophecies."
1817.--    Moses Shepherd, St. Clairsville, wishes to sub-let contracts for grading 12 miles of the Western Turnpike Road from Cumberland to Wheeling.

1817.--    Stephen Shepard.  Store and tavern.
1815.--    Anthony Sheets, J. P., Grandview.
1816.--    Joshua Shipman.  Wool carding.
1814.--    Skinner and Chambers.
1816.--    William Skinner wishes to settle all accounts against the Brick Meeting House.
1817.--    William Slocomb, Jr. offers for sale "Cumming's Geography."
1819.--    Frederick Smith has opened a barber shop on Ohio street.
1815.--    Nathaniel Smith makes Windsor chairs.
1817.--    William Smith, Cedar Creek, Virginia, offers $50 for the arrest of "a mulatto man by the name of Harry, marked with the letter H. W. on the right cheek."

1817.--    John Spencer, near Parkersburg, Virginia, publishes a notice about land.
1812.--    Jonathan Sprague, Adm'r. on estate of Nehemiah Sprague.
1811.--    Jas. Stanley.  Duck Creek Fulling Mill.  A good sawyer wanted.
1813.--    Thomas Stanley.  Cloth dressing in Fearing.
1816.--    Daniel G. Stanley, Ex'r. of will of Thomas Stanley.
1817.--    Mrs. St. Aubin.  Millinery store, corner of Water and Main streets.
1815.--    Ambrose Stewart.  Tanyard three miles below Marietta.
1811.--    Stone & Co., Harmar
1815.--    Augustus Stone, Colonel, calls out the 1st Regiment in front of the New Meeting House on the 2nd Monday of September.  Regimental Staff: Samuel P. Robbins, Chaplain;  Samuel P. Hildreth, Surgeon;  Jesse Davis, Paymaster;  Wm. Pitt Putnam, Adjuant;  G. S. B. Hempstead, Surgeon's Mate;   Daniel G. Stanley, Quartermaster;  Stephen Devol, Sergeant-Major;  Weston Thomas, Quartermaster Sergeant;  Wm. Henry Shipman, Fife Major;  John Mathews, Drum Major.

1813.--    B. F. Stone, Adm'r.
1815.--    Sardine Stone, J. P., Union.
1815.--    James C. Stubbs, Chillicothe, advertises machines to cut nails, to make cards, to make shot, to card and spin, to weave from 10 to 50 webs at once.

1815.--    Benjamin Talbot.  J. P., Meigsville.
1815.--    Jasper Taylor, Newport, disputes validity of a note.
1815.--    W. Thomas dissolves partnership with Philip Cubbage.
1819.--    W. Thomas.  Tickets in the Jeffersonville Ohio Canal Lottery for sale at the store of Skinner, Chambers & Co.
1816.--    Maj. John thornily summons the 1st Battalion of militia to meet in front of the New Meeting House.
1817.--    Edward W. Tupper.  Lots for sale in the town of Burlington.
1815.--    Town Council - James Sharp, Robert Williamson, and John Lawrence Lewis -call public meeting at the Court House for the 2nd Monday in April to settle accounts.

1812.--    Josiah True offers to sell land on Sunday Creek.
1816.--    George Turner offers to sell 20,000 acres of land in the Ohio Company's Purchase.
1815.--    The "Universal Christian Religious Society" calls for a meeting at the Court House on the first Tuesday in September.
1819.--    The "Universal Society" summoned by its clerk, r. Williamson, to meet at the Court House and choose a librarian.
1814.--    Vaccine Matter.  James Smith Baltimore, J. S. Agent.
1816.--    William Vincent.  Wool carding.
1812.--    James Walker.  Adm'r. on estate of David Walker of Salem.
1811.--    Nahum Ward offers land for sale.  (1815) Offers to sell large tracts of land in Washington, Athens, and Gallia counties.  (1816) Offers Ohio bottom land 30 miles below Gallipolis at $15 an acre. -In his absence Col. Augustus Stone was his agent.

1816.--    War Department notifies old soldiers to forward their discharges and certificates of disability to the Secretary of War.
1813.--    Robert Wells, Jun., Cabinetmaker.
1811.--    Western Spectator, removed to the house lately occupied by Col. Abner Lord, offers books for sale.  Whiskey received for books.
1813.--    James White.  Flour mill on Duck Creek.  (1815) Grist and saw mill.
1815.--    Thomas White, J. P. Roxbury
1815.--    Haffield White and Simeon Deming in Wooster, trustees for creditors of William Oliver.
1812.--    James Whitney, Adm'r. on estate of Gilbert Devol.
1813.--    James Whitney & Co., Harmar.  (1815) Cash for black fox, bear and other skins.
1815.--    James Whitney, Adm'r. on estate of Gilvert Devol, offers at public auction Pew No. 34 in the Congregational Meeting House.  (1816) Inspector of Pork or Beef designed for export (under Ohio law).  (1817) General merchandise on Point Harmar.

1817.--    Abraham Whipple, Fearing, offers to sell a farm two miles from Marietta.  (1819)  On June 4th there is a notice of his death.  The only relative near him at that time was a daughter.

1820.--    Joseph Wilmott, Fearing, claims right to construct a dam at the Ox-Bow on Duck Creek.
1818.--    William Wilson, Wooster, has taken up a stray horse.
1817.--    Adolphus Wing, Attorney, Point Harmar.
1811.--    Joseph H. Wilcox offers for sale a flock of Merino sheep from Connecticut.
1812.--    Gen. Joseph Wilcox, Surveyor of the Port of Marietta and Inspector of the Revenue.  (1813) Pasture near Marietta.

1817.--    Henry P. Wilcox, Adm'r. on estate of Joseph Wilcox.
1812.--    Ansel Wood.  Tavern on Point Harmar.
1813.--    Joseph Wood, Register of Land Office.
1811.--    D. Woodbridge & Co. -Partnership with Benjamin Ives Gilman dissolved.
1811.--    Woodbridge & Pierce.  (1815) Partnership dissolved.
1813.--    D. Woodbridge, Jr.  (1815) Partjership with H. W. Noble dissolved.  (1816) Offers highest premium for treasury notes, specie and New York or Philadelphia notes.  Partnership with John Mills dissolved in 1820.

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1818.--    Isaac Worthington, Tinner, Wooster, will come to Marietta to mend tenware [sic] on the first Thursday of each month.
1818.--    Gov. Thomas Worthington appoints December 10 as Thanksgiving Day.
1811.--    Mr. Younkin, Tailor.
1816.--    Zanesville Glass Works now in operation.