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Guide to '''Ross County, Ohio ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Jefferson County, Ohio ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
 
<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= July 27, 1797
|county seat=
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|county seat= Steubenville
|parent county= [[Adams County, Ohio Genealogy|Adams]], [[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington]]
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|parent county= [[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington]]
 
|variant spellings=
 
|variant spellings=
|county1= [[Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy|Pickaway County]]
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|county1= [[Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy|Columbiana County]]
|county2= [[Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy|Hocking County]]
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|county2= [[Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy|Carroll County]]
|county3= [[Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy|Vinton County]]
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|county3= [[Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy|Harrison County]]
|county4= [[Jackson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jackson County]]
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|county4= [[Belmont County, Ohio Genealogy|Belmont County]]
|county5= [[Pike County, Ohio Genealogy|Pike County]]
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|county5= [[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock County, West Virginia]]
|county6= [[Highland County, Ohio Genealogy|Highland County]]
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|county6= [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke County, West Virginia]]
|county7= [[Fayette County, Ohio Genealogy|Fayette County]]</br><center>[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7= [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County, West Virginia]]</br><center>[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
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|county8=
 
|county9=
 
|county9=
 
|county10=
 
|county10=
|county courthouse= [[Image:Ross County Ohio Courthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:OH_ross.png|185x185px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:OH_jefferson.png|185x185px]]
 
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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
The county was named for Federalist Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ross County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_County,_Ohio accessed 2/22/2017.</ref> It's county seat is Mansfield and was founded August 20, 1798.  It is located in the Southcentral area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Ross County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/ross/ accessed 2/27/2017.</ref>
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The county was named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, and Vice President of the United States at the time of the County’s creation. It's county seat is La Belle and was founded July 29, 1797.  It is located in the East-central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/jefferson/ accessed 2/17/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
{{OH Courthouse Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Courthouse Intro|Jefferson}}
Ross County Courthouse<br>2 N. Paint St.<br>Chillicothe, Ohio 45601<br><br>[http://www.co.ross.oh.us/ Ross County Website]<br><br>
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Jefferson County Courthouse<br>301 Market St.<br>Steubenville, Ohio 43952<br><br>[http://www.jeffersoncountyoh.com/ Jefferson County Website]<br><br>
[http://www.co.ross.oh.us/ Ross County Courthouse]<br> 2 N Paint Street<br> Chillicothe, OH 45601<br> Phone: 740.702.3085 <br>
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[http://www.jeffersoncountyoh.com/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br> 301 Market Street<br> Steubenville, OH 43952<br> Phone: 740.283.8583 <br><br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and naturalization records, <br>probate and naturalization records; Clerk Court has divorce and <br>court records from 1797; County Recorder has land records <br>from 1797; Board of Health has birth and death records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death and probate records; <br>Clerk Court has divorce records from late 1800’s and court records; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
=== Ross County, Ohio Record Dates  ===
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=== Jefferson County, Ohio Record Dates  ===
{{OH Record Dates Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Record Dates Intro|Jefferson}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1803
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
 
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1797
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1797
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1797
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1797
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
=== Boundary Changes ===
{{OH Boundary Changes Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Boundary Changes Intro|Jefferson}}
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio Genealogy|Adams]] and [[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington]] Counties in 1798.<br>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington]] County 27 July 1797.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*'''County Seat: '''Chillicothe<br>
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*'''County Seat: '''Steubenville
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Interactive Map of Ohio County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Interactive Map of Ohio County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes
 
*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OH_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Ohio Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
 
*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OH_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Ohio Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{OH Populated Places Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Populated Places Intro|Jefferson}}
  
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,141,c,ross.cfm Hometown Locator].
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,081,c,jefferson.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ross County, Ohio," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_County,_Ohio, accessed 11 January 2019.</ref>
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Ohio," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Ohio, accessed 20 December 2018.</ref>
  
 
{{populated places
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chillicothe,_Ohio Chillicothe] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steubenville,_Ohio Steubenville] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto,_Ohio Toronto]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelphi,_Ohio Adelphi]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adena,_Ohio Adena]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bainbridge,_Ross_County,_Ohio Bainbridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam,_Ohio Amsterdam]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergholz,_Ohio Bergholz]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomingdale,_Ohio Bloomingdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dillonvale,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Dillonvale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire,_Ohio Empire]
 
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| villages-col2=<div>
 
| villages-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarksburg,_Ohio Clarksburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irondale,_Ohio Irondale]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfort,_Ohio Frankfort]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingo_Junction,_Ohio Mingo Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pleasant,_Ohio Mount Pleasant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Alexandria,_Ohio New Alexandria]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayland,_Ohio Rayland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Ohio Richmond]
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
| villages-col3=<div>
 
| villages-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston,_Ohio Kingston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield,_Ohio Smithfield]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Salem,_Ohio South Salem]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratton,_Ohio Stratton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiltonsville,_Ohio Tiltonsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintersville,_Ohio Wintersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkville,_Ohio Yorkville]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma,_Ohio Alma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alikanna,_Ohio Alikanna]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson,_Ohio Anderson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapolis,_Ohio Annapolis]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Ohio Austin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley,_Ohio Bradley]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadman_Crossing,_Ohio Deadman Crossing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumet,_Ohio Calumet]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver,_Ross_County,_Ohio Denver]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_Green,_Ohio Circle Green]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitdale,_Ohio Fruitdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costonia,_Ohio Costonia]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland,_Ohio Greenland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deyarmonville,_Ohio Deyarmonville]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallsville,_Ohio Hallsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunglen,_Ohio Dunglen]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper,_Ross_County,_Ohio Harper]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson,_Ohio Emerson]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higby,_Ohio Higby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairplay,_Ohio Fairplay]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopetown,_Ohio Hopetown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernwood,_Ohio Fernwood]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt,_Ohio Humboldt]
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
| unincorp-col2=<div>
 
| unincorp-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnikinnick,_Ohio Kinnikinnick]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Run,_Ohio Georges Run]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lattaville,_Ohio Lattaville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gould,_Ohio Gould]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Londonderry,_Ross_County,_Ohio Londonderry]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greentown,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Greentown]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon,_Ohio Lyndon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammondsville,_Ohio Hammondsville]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massieville,_Ohio Massieville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrick,_Ohio Herrick]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooresville,_Ohio Mooresville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Hopewell]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselman,_Ohio Musselman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoxville,_Ohio Knoxville]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipgen,_Ohio Nipgen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middleburg,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Middleburg]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Fork_Village,_Ohio North Fork Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroeville,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Monroeville]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plano,_Ohio Plano]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Somerset,_Ohio New Somerset]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride,_Ohio Pride]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage,_Ohio Osage]
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
| unincorp-col3=<div>
 
| unincorp-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxabell,_Ohio Roxabell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piney_Fork,_Ohio Piney Fork]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schooley,_Ohio Schooley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Homer,_Ohio Port Homer]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slate_Mills,_Ohio Slate Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pravo,_Ohio Pravo]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spargursville,_Ohio Spargursville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsey,_Ohio Ramsey]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storms,_Ohio Storms]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reeds_Mill,_Ohio Reeds Mill]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summithill,_Ohio Summithill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_Run,_Ohio Rush Run]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrifton,_Ohio Thrifton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unionport,_Ohio Unionport]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Locks,_Ohio Three Locks]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrenton,_Ohio Warrenton]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucson,_Ohio Tucson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Run,_Ohio Wolf Run]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigo,_Ohio Vigo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weems,_Ohio Weems]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowbud,_Ohio Yellowbud]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio York]
 
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| census-col1=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andersonville,_Ohio Andersonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brilliant,_Ohio Brilliant]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourneville,_Ohio Bourneville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connorville,_Ohio Connorville]
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
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| census-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Dale,_Ohio Richmond Dale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Springfield,_Ohio East Springfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottery_Addition,_Ohio Pottery Addition]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckskin_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Buckskin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brush_Creek_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Brush Creek]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colerain_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Colerain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Creek_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Cross Creek]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Concord]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Creek_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Island Creek]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deerfield_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Deerfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Knox]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Franklin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pleasant_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Mount Pleasant]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Green]
 
 
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| townships-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Harrison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Ross]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Huntington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Salem]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Saline]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Liberty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Smithfield]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Paint]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Springfield]
 
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| townships-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paxton_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Paxton]
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*[*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steubenville_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Steubenville]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scioto_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Scioto]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Warren]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Springfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Wayne]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Twin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Ohio Wells]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Ross_County,_Ohio Union]
 
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter%27s_Fort,_Ohio Carpenter's Fort]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knockemstiff,_Ohio Knockemstiff]</div>
 
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
{{OH Historical Timeline Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Historical Timeline Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
{{OH Resources Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Resources Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Bible Records ===
 
=== Bible Records ===
{{OH Bible Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Bible Intro|Jefferson}}
 
 
[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE105070 Ross County, Ohio family Bible records, vol. 1]
 
  
 
=== Biographies  ===
 
=== Biographies  ===
{{OH Biographies Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Biographies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{OH Business Records Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Business Records Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Cemeteries ===
 
=== Cemeteries ===
{{OH Cemeteries Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Cemeteries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Ross County, Ohio''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Ohio''' online and in print</center>
 
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|-
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Ross%2C+County%2C+Ohio%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_2110 Find A Grave]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Jefferson%2C+County%2C+Ohio%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_2080 Find A Grave]
*[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/ross.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Jefferson.htm Interment.net]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/ross.htm USGW Tombstones]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/jefferson.htm USGW Tomstones]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Ohio&cemetery_county=Ross&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Ohio&cemetery_county=Jefferson&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/ross/rossco.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/jefferson/jeffersonco.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos]
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=71 Ohio Gravestones]
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*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=41 Ohio Gravestones]
 
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|-
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
 
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
*{{FHL|367870|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|451288|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Ross+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Jefferson+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Ross-County?id=county_2110 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Jefferson-County?id=county_2080 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/rossco_cemeteries.html Cemetery Index] Ohio Genealogy Express
 
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
{{OH Census Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Census Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_County,_Ohio#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Ohio#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1800 |8540
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|1800 |8766
|1810 |15514
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|1810 |17260
|1820 |20619
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|1820 |18531
|1830 |24068
+
|1830 |22489
|1840 |27460
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|1840 |25030
|1850 |32074
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|1850 |29133
|1860 |35071
+
|1860 |26115
|1870 |37097
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|1870 |29188
|1880 |40307
+
|1880 |33018
|1890 |39454
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|1890 |39415
|1900 |40940
+
|1900 |44357
|1910 |40069
+
|1910 |65423
|1920 |41556
+
|1920 |77580
|1930 |45181
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|1930 |88307
|1940 |52147
+
|1940 |98129
|1950 |54424
+
|1950 |96495
|1960 |61215
+
|1960 |99201
|1970 |61211
+
|1970 |96193
|1980 |65004
+
|1980 |91564
|1990 |69330
+
|1990 |80298
|2000 |73345
+
|2000 |73894
|2010 |78064
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|2010 |69709
 
}}
 
}}
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/census.htm Census]
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/rossco_census.html Census Records]
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/OH/Ross/ Ross County Ohio Census]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1540&cj=1&path=Ohio.Chillicothe&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U. S. City Directories ](Chillicothe) $
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/Directories/OH/Chillicothe/1928/ Canton, Ohio 1914 City Directory]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7734&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1820 United States Census] $
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8058&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1830 United States Census] $
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8057&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1840 United States Census] $
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1420441 United States Census (Mortality) 1850]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8756&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880] $
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1401638 United States Census, 1850]
 
*[[United States Census 1850]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1473181 United States Census, 1860]
 
*[[United States Census 1860]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1860 United States Census ]$
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1438024 United States Census, 1870]
 
*[[United States Census 1870]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1417683 United States Census, 1880] (Index only)
 
*[[United States Census 1880]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6742&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1880 United States Census] $
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1325221 United States Census, 1900]
 
*[[United States Census 1900]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7884&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1910 United States Census] $
 
*[[United States Census 1910]]
 
*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ 1920 United States Census] $
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1488411 United States Census 1920]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Census ]$
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8851&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen] $
 
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{OH Church Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Church Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/churchbible.htm Bible &amp; Church Records]
+
=== Court Records ===
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/rossco_churches.html Churches]
+
{{OH Court Intro|Jefferson}}
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39141.cfm Ross County, Ohio Churches]
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Ross&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Ross County, Ohio]
 
  
=== Court Records ===
+
'''''Court of Common Pleas'''''<br>
{{OH Court Intro|Ross}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F365652 Common Pleas civil docket (Appearance), 1804-1854] FHL microfilm.<br>
 +
*Common Pleas Court Journals.
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48565&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Gateways to the West ]$ (Includes Territorial Court Order Book, 1798-1799, 1799-1800, Index to Estates and Guardianships 1797-1820).
+
'''''Supreme Court'''''<br>
 +
*1803-1826 Clerk of Courts Supreme Court Complete Record. 2 Vol. See Ohio State Archives.
  
 
=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
{{OH Directories Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Directories Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
{{OH Emigration Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Emigration Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
{{OH Ethnic Groups Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Ethnic Groups Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
{{OH Funeral Homes Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Funeral Homes Intro|Jefferson}}
 
 
*[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-ross-county-ohio Funeral Homes in Ross County, Ohio]
 
  
 
=== Genealogies  ===
 
=== Genealogies  ===
{{OH Genealogies Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Genealogies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Guardianship ===
 
=== Guardianship ===
{{OH Guardianship Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Guardianship Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
{{OH Land Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Land Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/land_records.htm Land Records]
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*'''1790-1907''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management database] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspxDefault.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH141&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Land Patent Search]
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*'''1800-1869''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/land-index.html Grantor Index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&cj=1&iid=RHUSA2007B_OH0150-00012&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U. S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] $
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*'''1800-1869''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/land-index.html Grantee Index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
 +
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/land-index.html community contributed deeds] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
{{OH Histories Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Histories Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*Bennett, Henry Holcomb, ''The County of Ross: A History of Ross County, Ohio, From the Earliest Days,'' (Madison, Wisconsin: S.A. Brant, 1902). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=1NwyAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21143 Ancestry ($)](Indexed) {{FHL|141107|item|disp=FHL film 599261 Item 2; book 977.182 H2b}}
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*Doyle, Joseph B., ''20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Richmond-Arnold, 1910). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=5doyAQAAMAAJ Google Books], [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/442813-20th-century-history-of-steubenville-and-jefferson-county-ohio-and-representative-citizens?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], {{FHL|132329|item|disp=FHL book 977.169 H2a}}
  
*Evans, Lyle S., ''A Standard History of Ross County, Ohio: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Civic and Social Development,'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1987). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=jDgVAAAAYAAJ Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23825 Ancestry ($)](Indexed); {{FHL|509875|item|disp=FHL fiche 6087727 and 6087728; 977.182 H2e v. 1-2}}
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*Andrews, J.H., ''Centennial Souvenir of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio: 1797-1897,'' (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, 2006). {{FHL|1423101|item|disp=FHL film 908200 Item 1}}
  
*Finley, Isaac J. and Rufus Putnam, ''Pioneer Record and Reminiscences of the Early Settlers and Settlement of Ross County, Ohio,'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: Robert Clarke, 1871). Digital copy at [http://archive.org/details/pioneerrecordrem00finl Internet Archive] {{FHL|317221|item|disp=FHL film 824057 Item 3}}
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*Caldwell, J.A., ''History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio,'' (Wheeling, West Virginia: Historical Pub. Co., 1880). Digital copy at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/463073-history-of-belmont-and-jefferson-counties-ohio-and-incidentially-historical-collection-pertaining-to-border-warfare-and-the-early-settlement-of-the-adjacent-portion-of-the-ohio-valley?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], {{FHL|73487|item|disp=FHL film 982244 Item 1; book 977.1 H2cj}}
  
*''History of Ross and Highland Counties Ohio,'' (Cleveland, Ohio: Williams Bros., 1880). Digital copy [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/472900-history-of-ross-and-highland-counties-ohio-with-illustrations-and-biographical-sketches?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], {{FHL|367424|item|disp=FHL film 915745 Item 2; book 977.18 H2h}}
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*Miligan, T.V., ''History of Jefferson County, Ohio: An Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration on 4 July 1876,'' (Westerville, Ohio: F.J. Milligan, 1993). {{FHL|706196|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 A1}}
  
*Perkins, George, ''Pioneer Sketches, Life in the Northwest Territory and Ross County, Ohio: 1600s-1896,'' (Chillicothe, Ohio: Ross County Genealogical Society, 1999). {{FHL|957055|item|disp=FHL book 977.182 H2p}}
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*Hunter, W.H., ''Pathfinders of Jefferson County, Ohio,'' (Ohio: Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, 1885). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=1joVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] {{FHL|710163|item|disp=FHL book 977.169 H2p}}
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/articles__stories.htm Articles &amp; Stories]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/biographies.htm Biographies]
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*Sinclair, Dohrman J., ''Pioneer Collection of Jefferson County, Ohio,'' (Stephens City, Virginia: Commercial Press, 1984). {{FHL|368000|item|disp=FHL book 977.169 H2si}}
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/histories.htm Histories]
+
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/rossco_history_bios_indexes.html Biographies ]extracted from ''The County of Ross'': by Henry Holcomb Bennett 1902
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*Sinclair, Mary Donaldson, ''Pioneer Days,'' (Steubenville, Ohio: M.D. Sinclair, 1962). {{FHL|132353|item|disp=FHL book 977.169 H2s}}
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh_county/ro.htm#eh County History]
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*[http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Ross/RossBio373.htm Biographical Sketches]
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You can find many local histories within Jefferson County at [http://www.digitalshoebox.org Digital Shoebox], which is a website from the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio (Schiappa Branch), where they have digitized many of their collection. This website includes library contributions from all of southeast Ohio.
 +
 
 +
You can also find much information on the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society website at [http://www.jeffcochapter.com Jefferson County Chapter] Many of the early records of this county have been donated to the chapter, and they are in the process of housing and cataloging these collections.
 +
 
 +
You can also find much historical and genealogical information at the Jefferson County Historical Museum located at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: 740-283-1133.Hours of operation vary due to volunteer staff, so please call ahead to make arrangements for tours and library researching.
  
 
* [https://everynameindex.com/free_indexes/ohio_counties  Ohio Indexes] at [https://www.everynameindex.com/home EveryNameIndex.com] — Select the county.
 
* [https://everynameindex.com/free_indexes/ohio_counties  Ohio Indexes] at [https://www.everynameindex.com/home EveryNameIndex.com] — Select the county.
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{OH Maps Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Maps Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Ross County}}}}
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{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Jefferson County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/maps.htm Ross County Ohio Maps]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Ross_County_Ohio_With_Municipal_and_Township_Labels.PNG Map of Ross County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels]
 
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
{{OH Migration Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Migration Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
{{OH Military Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Military Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio,_Soldier_Home_Records_-_FamilySearch_Historical_Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
 
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio,_Soldier_Home_Records_-_FamilySearch_Historical_Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
*Civil War service men from Ross County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ross County.
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Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company M
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery]], Company B
+
:- [[98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies A and D
:- [[106th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|106th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company F<br>
 
  
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index, images.
 
*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index, images.
 
*'''1916-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3039663|Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index; images.
 
*'''1916-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3039663|Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index; images.
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] ($)<br>
 
 
'''''World War II'''''<br>
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1339071 United States, World War II Draft Registratoin Cards, 1942] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] ($)
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/ohio/ross1.htm Ross County, Ohio World War II Casualties Army and Air Force]<br>
 
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{OH Naturalization Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Naturalization Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, County Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, County Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/naturalization.htm Naturalization] at RootsWeb
 
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
{{OH Newspapers Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Newspapers Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/news-index.html community contributed newspaper articles] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
 +
 
 +
The local newspaper is "The Herald-Star" located at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH43952.Phone (740) 283-4711<br> [http://www.hsconnect.com Website]The archive issues of this paper date to 1806, and can be accessed at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (Schiappa Branch - Ohio Room).They are housed on microfilm, and many issues have been indexed.Some of these indexes are digitized online (including [http://www.digitalshoebox.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/steubenbks2/id/7019/rec/3 1892]), and others are available at the library.
 +
 
 +
Obituaries of the recently deceased (last 5-10 years) can also be accessed by visiting the websites of local funeral homes.A few of these are listed below:
 +
 
 +
Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto - [http://www.clarkefuneralhome.com Website]
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/naturalization.htm Obituaries]
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Everhart-Bove Funeral Home - [http://www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com Website]
*[http://www.chillicothegazette.com/ Chillicothe Gazette]
 
  
'''OnlineNewspaperAbstracts'''<br>
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Shorac Funeral Homes - [http://www.shorac.com Website]
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=1955&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Bainbridge Banter] $
+
Mosti Funeral Home - [http://www.mostifuneralhome.com Website]
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=234&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Obituary Collection: Chillicothe Gazette] $
+
 
*[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~obitsindex/genealogy/obits_oh_ross_01.htm Obituary Index, Ross County, Ohio]
+
J.E. Foster Funeral Homes - [http://www.jefosterfh.com Website]
  
 
*'''1793-1967+''' - [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/collections/BrowseContentCollection.aspx?ccID=Nw== Newspapers] at [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx Ohio History Connection] — browse by Year, County, or City/Village.
 
*'''1793-1967+''' - [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/collections/BrowseContentCollection.aspx?ccID=Nw== Newspapers] at [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx Ohio History Connection] — browse by Year, County, or City/Village.
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=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
{{OH Obituaries Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Obituaries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Other Records ===
 
=== Other Records ===
{{OH Other Records Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Other Records Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
'''''Wills - Index and Abstracts'''''<br>
 +
*'''early to 1853''' Daily, Linda. ''Index to early wills and estates of Jefferson County, Ohio up to 1853''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 676.<br>
 +
*'''1798-1821''' - DiThomas, Mary, ''Will abstracts taken from will book one, 1798-1821, Jefferson County, Northwest Territory, and the State of Ohio''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 269.<br>
 +
*'''1821-1836''' - DiThomas, Mary E. ''Will abstracts taken from will book two, 1821-1836, Jefferson County, Ohio. State of Ohio'' FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 276.<br>
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 +
'''''Wills - Images (digital or film)'''''<br>
 +
*'''1798-1920''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250581 Record of wills, 1798-1920]<br>
 +
 
 +
'''''Administration'''''<br>
 +
*'''early to 1818''' DiThomas, Mary E. ''Early estate administrations, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818 taken from Common Pleas Court journals''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P2.<br>
 +
*'''1838-1918''' - Administrators' dockets, 1838-1918. FHL film.<br>
 +
*'''1849-1885''' - Administrators bonds vols. 1-3, 1849-1885. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250669 FHL film].
 +
 
 +
'''''Executors Bonds'''''<br>
 +
*'''1849-1885''' - Executors bonds vol. 1-3, 1849-1885. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250677 FHL film]<br>
  
'''''General'''''<br>
+
'''''Inventories - Index and Abstracts'''''<br>
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/military.htm Military Records]
+
*'''1803-1816''' - Francy, Leila S. ''Inventory of estates, Jefferson County, Ohio books I and II, 1803-1816''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P28i.
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ohio_military.html Military Records for Ohio Counties]
+
 
 +
'''''Inventories - Images'''''<br>
 +
*'''1803-1889''' - Inventory of estates, 1803-1889. See FHL catalog.
 +
 
 +
'''''Guardianship - Index and Abstracts'''''<br>
 +
*'''early to 1818''' DiThomas, Mary E''. Court appointed, and chosen guardians from Common Pleas Court journals, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818'' FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 271.<br>
 +
*'''1838-1920''' - Guardians' dockets, 1838-1920. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250585 FHL film].<br>
 +
*'''1849-1894''' - Guardian bonds and letters, 1849-1894. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250673 FHL film].
 +
 
 +
'''''Estate Packets'''''<br>
 +
*'''1797+ ''' - [[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records - FamilySearch|Estate Packets]] FamilySearch Historical Records Collection.
 +
 
 +
'''''Final Record Books'''''<br>
 +
*'''1852-1888''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250624 Final record of probate cases], 1852-1888. FHL microfilm.
  
 
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===== Public Records =====
 
===== Public Records =====
 
=== Periodicals ===
 
=== Periodicals ===
{{OH Periodicals Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Periodicals Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Probate Records ===
 
=== Probate Records ===
{{OH Probate Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Probate Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
''The probate was formed in 1851 and generated many types of documents. Resources containing probate documents are listed under the [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]] section of the Jefferson County, Ohio page. Likewise for resources containing naturalization documents see [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]]. This section focuses on resources containing "the other" documents generated by the probate court; but in some cases a resource (such as a journal) will have entries regarding both probate and "other things".'Note also that the probate court had jurisdiction over the county and justice of the peace records.'''''<br> '''
 +
 
 +
*[[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records - FamilySearch|Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] ''This is a wiki article describing and linking to an online collection. As of 15 Nov 2012 this collection only contains probate estate packets, but perhaps more documents generated by the the probate court will be added.''<br>
 +
*1818-1820s Clerk of Court Justice of Peace Ledger. See Ohio State Archives
 +
*Probate journal, 1852-1887. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250599 FHL film.]<br>
 +
 
 +
'''''Probate'''''<br>
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
 
*'''1786-1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images '''$'''
 
*'''1786-1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images '''$'''
 
*'''1789-1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — [[Ohio Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records |How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1789-1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — [[Ohio Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records |How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/probate_records.htm Wills and Probate Records]
+
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
{{OH Schools Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Schools Intro|Jefferson}}
 
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/schools.htm Schools]
 
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
{{OH Tax Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Tax Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
*'''1800-1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Tax Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1800-1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Tax Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 +
*'''1835, 1864, 1865, 1869, 1870''' See Ohio State Archives.<br>
  
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
{{OH Vital Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Vital Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{OH Birth Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Birth Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/birth_records.htm Birth Records 1867-1908]
 
 
*'''1841-2003''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1841-2003''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
+
*'''1867-1879''' - [http://www.digitalshoebox.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/steubenbks&CISOPTR=4218&REC=1 Birth Records of Jefferson County] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 +
*'''1879-1894''' - [http://www.digitalshoebox.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/steubenbks&CISOPTR=4653&REC=2 Birth Records of Jefferson County] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 +
*'''1894-1901''' - [http://www.digitalshoebox.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/steubenbks&CISOPTR=10254&REC=4 Birth Records of Jefferson County] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 +
*'''1901-1908''' - [http://www.digitalshoebox.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/steubenbks&CISOPTR=6779&REC=3 Birth Records of Jefferson County] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 +
*'''1908-1998''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3146/ Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1998] Ancestry].com ($) — index
 +
*'''1949-1963''' - [http://www.usgenwebsites.org/OHJefferson/VITALS.html Some Births, Marriages and Divorces of Jefferson County, Ohio] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 +
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/jefferson/jefferson.htm community contributed birth records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{OH Marriage Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Marriage Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
*'''1798-1849''' - [http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/rossco_marr.htm Marriages 1798-1849]
+
*'''1797-1901''' - [http://www.usgenwebsites.org/OHJefferson/MARRIAGES/MarIndex.html Marriage of Jefferson County] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 
*'''1800-1958''' {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index.
 
*'''1800-1958''' {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index.
 
*'''1800-1942''' {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index.
 
*'''1800-1942''' {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index.
*'''1803-1900''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&o_xid=8911&o_lid=8911 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] $
+
*'''1949-1963''' - [http://www.usgenwebsites.org/OHJefferson/VITALS.html Some Births, Marriages and Divorces of Jefferson County, Ohio] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26523 Orena V. Grant genealogical collection] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
+
*'''1970-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10212/ohio-marriages-1970-2003?s=275764761 Ohio, Marriages, 1970 - 2003] at MyHeritage ($) — index
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/marriage_records.htm Marriage Records]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30094 at Ross County, Ohio marriage records] at at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{OH Death Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Death Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; or scroll to '''Browse''' images by county.
 
*'''1908–1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
 
*'''1908–1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
*'''1908-1932, 1938-1944, 2002''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=5763&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 2002] $
+
*'''1908-1932, 1938-2018''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5763/ Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018] Ancestry].com ($) — index and images
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/death_records.htm Death Records]
+
*'''1908-1932, 1938-2007''' - [http://www.usgenwebsites.org/OHJefferson/VITALS.html Online Ohio Death Records and Indexes] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48565&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Gateway to the West ]$ (Marriages from 1798-1809)
+
*'''1913-1944''' - [http://www.usgenwebsites.org/OHJefferson/VITALS.html Ohio Death Certificate Index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
 
+
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/jefferson/vitals-index.html community contributed death records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26523 Orena V. Grant genealogical collection] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{OH Divorce Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Divorce Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==
{{OH Research Facilities Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Research Facilities Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Archives ===
 
=== Archives ===
{{OH Archives Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Archives Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center]]
+
*[[Wintersville Ohio Family History Center]]
  
 
=== Libraries ===
 
=== Libraries ===
{{OH Libraries Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Libraries Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
*Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio - Schiappa Branch Ohio Room (for genealogical research and history), 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: 740-264-6166
  
 
=== Museums ===
 
=== Museums ===
{{OH Museums Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Museums Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
*Vivian Snyder Genealogical Library, Jefferson County Historical Museum, 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH43952.Phone (740) 283-1133
  
 
== Societies ==
 
== Societies ==
{{OH Societies Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Societies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
'''Ross County, Ohio Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 6352<br>Chillicothe, OH 45601-6352<br>Telephone: 740-773-2715<br>Email:[mailto:rcgs@bright.net rcgs@bright.net]<br>
+
*Jefferson County Chapter, OGS - [http://jeffcochapter.com Website] <br>
'''<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohrcgs/ Website]'''<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Ross County Heritage Center'''<br>45 West Fifth Street<br>Chillicothe, Ohio 45601<br>Telephone:740-773-1896 Library<br>Society 740-772-1936<br>Email:[mailto:info@rosscountyhistorical.org info@rosscountyhistorical.org]<br>[http://www.rosscountyhistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
 
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
{{OH Websites Intro|Ross}}
+
{{OH Websites Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
*[http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx?ssid=State_Archives Local Gov't Records by County] at [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx Ohio History Connection] — Browse their list; records are not online.
 
*[http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx?ssid=State_Archives Local Gov't Records by County] at [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx Ohio History Connection] — Browse their list; records are not online.
 
*[https://ohiomemory.org/digital/custom/browse?field=place Custom Browse] at [https://ohiomemory.org/digital/ Ohio Memory] — Select a county (or a place using alphabet bar), then browse various sections on left sidebar.
 
*[https://ohiomemory.org/digital/custom/browse?field=place Custom Browse] at [https://ohiomemory.org/digital/ Ohio Memory] — Select a county (or a place using alphabet bar), then browse various sections on left sidebar.
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Ross-County.htm Ross County OH Genealogy]
+
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Jefferson-County.htm Jefferson County OH Genealogy]
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/ USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohross/search_engine.htm Search This Site]
+
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/ Ohio Genealogy Express]
+
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/youngst/jeffersoncounty.htm Ohio Historical Society - Jefferson county]
*[http://www.chillicotheohio.com/ Ross County, Ohio Chamber of Commerce]
+
*{{FHL Place IDNum|196296|Ohio|Jefferson}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/ross/ Ross County, Ohio Genealogy Trails]
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/ross/ Ross County, Ohio Genealogy Forum]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Ross Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/ross.asp Records Project ]Ross County Public Record Information Online
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_County,_Ohio WikipediA Ross County, Ohio]
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|196733|Ohio|Ross}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
 
== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==
{{OH Research Guides Intro|Ross}}
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{{OH Research Guides Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
<references />
 
<references />
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Jefferson-County.htm Jefferson County OH Genealogy]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/youngst/jeffersoncounty.htm Ohio Historical Society - Jefferson county]
 
 
'''''References'''''<br>
 
  
 
{{ohio|ohio}}
 
{{ohio|ohio}}
  
 
{{Ohio|Ohio}}
 
{{Ohio|Ohio}}
[[Category:Ross_County,_Ohio]]
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[[Category:Jefferson County, Ohio]][[Category:Ohio Counties]]
 
 
[[Category:Ross County, Ohio]][[Category:Ohio Counties]]
 
 
 
[[Category:Ross County, Ohio]][[Category:Ohio Counties]]
 

Revision as of 11:17, 7 July 2020

Guide to Jefferson County, Ohio ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Steubenville
Organized: July 27, 1797
Parent County(s): Washington
Neighboring Counties
Columbiana County  • Carroll County  • Harrison County  • Belmont County  • Hancock County, West Virginia  • Brooke County, West Virginia  • Ohio County, West Virginia
See County Maps
Location Map
OH jefferson.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, and Vice President of the United States at the time of the County’s creation. It's county seat is La Belle and was founded July 29, 1797. It is located in the East-central area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Jefferson County Courthouse
301 Market St.
Steubenville, Ohio 43952

Jefferson County Website

Jefferson County Courthouse
301 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.283.8583

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and naturalization records,
probate and naturalization records; Clerk Court has divorce and
court records from 1797; County Recorder has land records
from 1797; Board of Health has birth and death records[2]

Jefferson County, Ohio Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1803 1867 1797 1797 1798 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: [5]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Historic communities


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Ohio online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 8,766
1810 17,260 96.9%
1820 18,531 7.4%
1830 22,489 21.4%
1840 25,030 11.3%
1850 29,133 16.4%
1860 26,115 −10.4%
1870 29,188 11.8%
1880 33,018 13.1%
1890 39,415 19.4%
1900 44,357 12.5%
1910 65,423 47.5%
1920 77,580 18.6%
1930 88,307 13.8%
1940 98,129 11.1%
1950 96,495 −1.7%
1960 99,201 2.8%
1970 96,193 −3.0%
1980 91,564 −4.8%
1990 80,298 −12.3%
2000 73,894 −8.0%
2010 69,709 −5.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Court of Common Pleas

Supreme Court

  • 1803-1826 Clerk of Courts Supreme Court Complete Record. 2 Vol. See Ohio State Archives.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for this county. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

  • Andrews, J.H., Centennial Souvenir of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio: 1797-1897, (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, 2006). FHL film 908200 Item 1
  • Miligan, T.V., History of Jefferson County, Ohio: An Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration on 4 July 1876, (Westerville, Ohio: F.J. Milligan, 1993). FHL book 977.1 A1
  • Hunter, W.H., Pathfinders of Jefferson County, Ohio, (Ohio: Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, 1885). Digital copy at Google Books FHL book 977.169 H2p
  • Sinclair, Dohrman J., Pioneer Collection of Jefferson County, Ohio, (Stephens City, Virginia: Commercial Press, 1984). FHL book 977.169 H2si
  • Sinclair, Mary Donaldson, Pioneer Days, (Steubenville, Ohio: M.D. Sinclair, 1962). FHL book 977.169 H2s

You can find many local histories within Jefferson County at Digital Shoebox, which is a website from the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio (Schiappa Branch), where they have digitized many of their collection. This website includes library contributions from all of southeast Ohio.

You can also find much information on the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society website at Jefferson County Chapter Many of the early records of this county have been donated to the chapter, and they are in the process of housing and cataloging these collections.

You can also find much historical and genealogical information at the Jefferson County Historical Museum located at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: 740-283-1133.Hours of operation vary due to volunteer staff, so please call ahead to make arrangements for tours and library researching.

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.

- 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A and D

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Jefferson County newspapers often contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Ohio newspaper information see Ohio Newspapers and Obituaries.

The local newspaper is "The Herald-Star" located at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH43952.Phone (740) 283-4711
WebsiteThe archive issues of this paper date to 1806, and can be accessed at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (Schiappa Branch - Ohio Room).They are housed on microfilm, and many issues have been indexed.Some of these indexes are digitized online (including 1892), and others are available at the library.

Obituaries of the recently deceased (last 5-10 years) can also be accessed by visiting the websites of local funeral homes.A few of these are listed below:

Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto - Website

Everhart-Bove Funeral Home - Website

Shorac Funeral Homes - Website

Mosti Funeral Home - Website

J.E. Foster Funeral Homes - Website

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Wills - Index and Abstracts

  • early to 1853 Daily, Linda. Index to early wills and estates of Jefferson County, Ohio up to 1853. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 676.
  • 1798-1821 - DiThomas, Mary, Will abstracts taken from will book one, 1798-1821, Jefferson County, Northwest Territory, and the State of Ohio. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 269.
  • 1821-1836 - DiThomas, Mary E. Will abstracts taken from will book two, 1821-1836, Jefferson County, Ohio. State of Ohio FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 276.

Wills - Images (digital or film)

Administration

  • early to 1818 DiThomas, Mary E. Early estate administrations, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818 taken from Common Pleas Court journals. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P2.
  • 1838-1918 - Administrators' dockets, 1838-1918. FHL film.
  • 1849-1885 - Administrators bonds vols. 1-3, 1849-1885. FHL film.

Executors Bonds

  • 1849-1885 - Executors bonds vol. 1-3, 1849-1885. FHL film

Inventories - Index and Abstracts

  • 1803-1816 - Francy, Leila S. Inventory of estates, Jefferson County, Ohio books I and II, 1803-1816. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P28i.

Inventories - Images

  • 1803-1889 - Inventory of estates, 1803-1889. See FHL catalog.

Guardianship - Index and Abstracts

  • early to 1818 DiThomas, Mary E. Court appointed, and chosen guardians from Common Pleas Court journals, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818 FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 271.
  • 1838-1920 - Guardians' dockets, 1838-1920. FHL film.
  • 1849-1894 - Guardian bonds and letters, 1849-1894. FHL film.

Estate Packets

Final Record Books

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Public Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. After 1852, records are held by the Jefferson County Probate Court. Records include wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only). The records may give the decedent's date of death, name of spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

See Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

The probate was formed in 1851 and generated many types of documents. Resources containing probate documents are listed under the Probate section of the Jefferson County, Ohio page. Likewise for resources containing naturalization documents see Naturalization. This section focuses on resources containing "the other" documents generated by the probate court; but in some cases a resource (such as a journal) will have entries regarding both probate and "other things".'Note also that the probate court had jurisdiction over the county and justice of the peace records.

  • Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records This is a wiki article describing and linking to an online collection. As of 15 Nov 2012 this collection only contains probate estate packets, but perhaps more documents generated by the the probate court will be added.
  • 1818-1820s Clerk of Court Justice of Peace Ledger. See Ohio State Archives
  • Probate journal, 1852-1887. FHL film.

Probate

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Marriages were usually recorded from the formation of the county and are held at the office of the County Probate Court. Divorce records are located with the county Clerk of Courts.

Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the County Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954, while the Ohio History Connection houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Jefferson County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Ohio Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Jefferson County. For state-wide library facilities, see Ohio Archives and Libraries.

  • Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio - Schiappa Branch Ohio Room (for genealogical research and history), 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: 740-264-6166

Museums[edit | edit source]

  • Vivian Snyder Genealogical Library, Jefferson County Historical Museum, 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH43952.Phone (740) 283-1133

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Jefferson County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Ohio Societies.

  • Jefferson County Chapter, OGS - Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/jefferson/ accessed 2/17/2017.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Ohio," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Ohio, accessed 20 December 2018.