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Hocking County was established March 1, 1818. It was named from the
Hockhocking River , which was named by the Delaware Indians, whom
called themselves the " Lenne-Lanape or real people. Hockhocking  in their
native tongue meant " bottleneck" . The Hockhocking River, renamed the
Hocking River, flows  down narrow gorges and over water falls into wide 
channels, looking like the shape of a bottle neck.
Hocking County is known for its natural beauty. With its  lush forest, falls,
and rock formations, it is a tourist paradise. Surrounding the small town of
South Bloomingville, in Benton Township, which lies eleven miles west of the
county seat of  Logan, are the " Hocking Hills State Park's ". The Hocking Hills
State Parks consist of  " Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Conkles Hollow, The
Rock House State Park, Cantwell Cliffs and Cedar Falls".





~ Biographies ~ 

  Benton Township Biographies

      Hocking County Biographies

   Vinton County Biographies



 



~ Birth Records ~

  Hocking County Early Birth Records of 1857
Benton, Laurel & Salt Creek Townships




 



~ Cemetery Project ~

 

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       Amanda Township Cemetery
 
Amanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
 Partial Listing


    Beery Cemetery 
Also Known as Justice Cemetery & Eby Cemetery
Located on Route 56 West ,
South Bloomingville, Benton Township,
Hocking County, Ohio

New! Read  the newspaper article about  Vincenio
Ariette  murdered and buried in Beery Cemetery.


        Bell Cemetery   
Richland Township, Vinton County, Ohio
Partial Listing


Betheny Cemetery   Betheny Cemetery
Perry Township, Hocking County, Ohio



     Blackjack-Collison Cemetery
Washington Township,  
Hocking County, Ohio

 Boblett Cemetery  Boblett Cemetery
        
Harrison Township,
         Vinton County, Ohio


    Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Hocking - Vinton County Line

    Ebenezer Cemetery
Swan Township, Vinton County,Ohio
Situated Near Hocking County Line

     Eby - Colvin Family Cemetery
Old Family Plot Reading
West of  South Bloomingville,
Benton Township, Hocking County,Ohio

      Elk Cemetery
Elk Township, Vinton County
Partial Listing


  Fairview Cemetery
 
Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio
Partial Listing


      Forest Cemetery
Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio
Names A - R

Names S - Z  Forest Cemetery
Names S - Z
 

 Forest Cemetery Photographs  Forest Cemetery Photographs
Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio 


Garrett Cemetery Garrett Cemetery
 Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio

     Gibisonville   Cemetery
Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Gibisonville, Laurel Township,
Hocking County, Ohio

   Green Summit Cemetery 
Partial Listing: Adelphi, Ohio
Colerain Township, Ross County
Pickaway & Ross County Line. 

      Harper Cemetery
Also Known as Wiggins Cemetery
Situated On The  Benton Township &
Salt Creek Township Line, by Robert M. Sizelove 

Infirmary Hocking    Hocking Infirmary or Poorhouse Burials
Green Township, Hocking County, Ohio


New!   Lafe Beery of Benton Township,
Elected Infirmary
Director November 5, 1905.


Infirmary Vinton County   Vinton Infirmary or Poorhouse Burials
Vinton County, Ohio


   Kelch or Old Baptist Cemetery
Laurel Township, Hocking County, Ohio
  

     Laurel Township Cemetery
State Route 678, Across From Mt. Olive Cemetery,
Laurel Township, Hocking County, Ohio

     Lebanon Church Cemetery
Eagle Township, Vinton County, Ohio


         Liberty Ridge Cemetery
Benton Township, Hocking County,Ohio

       Locust Grove Cemetery
Jackson Township, Vinton County,Ohio
Situated Near Hocking County Line


McGee Cemetery McGee Cemetery  New!
Eagle Township, Vinton County, Ohio
 

   Meade Cemetery
Pickaway Township, Pickaway County, Ohio

     Mount Olive Cemetery
Laurel Township, Hocking County, Ohio

     Mt. Olive Cemetery & Covered Bridge
        Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio


     Oak Grove Cemetery
Laurel Township, Hocking County, Ohio  

Oak Grove Logan  Oak Grove Cemetery
Logan, Hocking County, Ohio
Names A - R

Names S - ZOak Grove Cemetery
Logan, Hocking County, Ohio
Names S - Z

Old Logan  Old Logan  Cemetery
Logan, Hocking County, Ohio

 Olive  Cemetery 
Also known as Mt. Olive or Perry Cemetery.
South Perry, Perry Township,
 Hocking County, Ohio

          Olive Cemetery Pictures
          Perry Township, South Perry,
 Hocking County, Ohio

     Otterbein Chapel Cemetery 
Located on the Hocking -Vinton County Line


   Old Paxton or Sowers Cemetery
Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio
 

     Pine Grove Cemetery
Benton Township, Hocking County,Ohio

     Pine Grove Cemetery Photographs
Benton Township, Hocking County,Ohio

      Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Laurelville, Perry Township, Hocking County, Ohio

 

    Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Colerain Township, Ross County, Ohio 

 

       Prairie View Cemetery
Also Known as Mound Hill
Salt Creek Township, Pickaway County, Ohio
(Partial Listing)         


         Prospect Cemetery
Washington Township, Hocking County, Ohio 

            
Shaw Cemetery  Shaw Cemetery
Falls Township, Hocking County, Ohio
Partial Listing

Slagle Cemetery Slagle Cemetery   New!
Eagle Township, Vinton County, Ohio


Smith ChapelSmith Chapel Cemetery  
New!
Hocking County, Ohio
 



      St. John Cemetery or the
Williams Cemetery,
Benton Township, Hocking County,Ohio



     St. John Catholic Cemetery
 
Walnut-Dowler Road, Logan, Ohio
Pictures Donated by Rob Schrader

        South Bloomingville Cemetery,
Benton  Township, Hocking County, Ohio


     Tarlton Cemetery
Tarlton, Saltcreek Township,
Pickaway County, Ohio
Partial Listing


 

   Union Cemetery,    
Eagle Township, Vinton County, Ohio

    Walnut Grove Cemetery,       
Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio


          Wesley Chapel Cemetery
also known as Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Chapel Hill Ridge , Situated In Benton
Township, Hocking County,Ohio


Wolfe Cemetery   Wolfe Cemetery
Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio



The Story Tellers.....

We are the chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the
ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell
the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been
called as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In
finding them, we somehow find ourselves.
How many graves have I stood before now and cried?  I have lost count.
How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family, you
would be proud of us?"
How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love
there for me?  I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and
indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones
of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they
contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or
giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we
are them and they are us. (For we without them cannot be made perfect.)
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one
called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in
the long line of family storytellers.
That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young
and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

(Unknown Author)






~ More Cemetery Listings ~

   Hocking County Cemetery Project
From Ohio Tombstone Project
Robert Sizelove Project Manager

 






~ Census & Heads of Household Records ~

 1830 Head of Household's Various Township's
Eagle, Laurel, Salt Creek, Swan & Washington 
&
1820 Census Index of Eagle Township

   1840 Benton Township Head of Household's      

 1840 Head of Household's Various Township's    
Jackson, Salt Creek & Swan

    1850 Benton Township, Hocking County Index

 


 



~ County Records ~

 

   Hocking County Vital  Records

 


 



~ County Society & Other Holdings ~


Hocking County  Genealogy Society

P.O.  Box 115
Rockbridge, Ohio
43149-0115


  The Logan - Hocking County District  Library

Hocking County Historical Society Hocking County Historical Society

 Ohio University Library Genealogy Holdings





~ Death Records ~


Hocking County, Ohio Death Records, 1894 - 1903
Partials Index Listings

 Surnames A - C

 Surnames D - G

  Surnames H - L    

  Surnames M - R

  Surnames S - Z

Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944

Social Security Death Records  Search






~ Directory Listings ~


   1885 Report to the Governor of Ohio
Office Holders of Hocking, Pickaway, Ross and
Vinton Counties  

  1897 Hocking County Directory
Ohio Democrat, Tuesday, January 11, 1897

   Benton Township Directory, 1914 & 1917    



 



~ Historical Benton Township ~

Early South Bloomingville



  History of South Bloomingville
Benton Township

  Benton Township Pioneer Photo Album

  Columbus & Southern Train Wreck
From South Bloomingville to Laurelville, Ohio

 Benton Scenic High School 1926 - 1955
Alumni, Teachers, Pictures

Greenbrier Ridge Memoir Greenbrier Ridge Memoir by Estry Wiggins (Wagner) McClusky  
New!



 


~ Historical Laurelville  ~
Hocking County, Ohio

Laurelville


Laurelville Photographs 





~ History Links of Hocking County ~

 

    History of the Hocking Valley , 1883

     Ohio Poor House History - Hocking Infirmary County



 



~ Hocking County Roots ~
 

~ Benton Township Connections ~


 Bryant Brown Family

  Joshua Chilcote Family

  Bernhardt Iffelandt - Eveland Family

Eveland Family FootprintsEveland Family Footprints

 George Garrett Family

  John Seitz Family

 Charles Shaw Family

    Mack  Shaw Family

 Benedict Steele Family

 Thomas Tilton Family

 Wilhelm Adam Wolfe Family

  Benjamin Vandagriff Family



Have You a Hocking County Connection?
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~ Land Records ~ 

 

  1876 Platte Map of Bloomingville,
Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio

 Bureau Of Land Management





~ Tax Records ~

 

   1836 Tax Records for Salt Creek Township, Hocking County
& Jackson Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County)

    1838 Duplicate Tax for Benton Township, Hocking County

    1839 Personal Tax for Benton Township, Hocking County
& Jackson Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County)






~ Maps ~

 

    Hocking County Map

  1876 Platte Map of Bloomingville,
Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio

1875 Platte Map of Eagle Township

  1875  Platte Map of Jackson Township

  1875 Platte Map of Swan Township  






~ Marriage Records ~

 

 Early Marriages of Hocking County





~ Migration ~

 

   Western Migration Maps at Maggie's






~ Neighboring Counties ~


         Athens County
Sandra Quinn Project Manager

 Fairfield County
Hank Craddock Project Manager

     Pickaway County
Chyrl Lawrence-Bulger Project Manager

        Ross County
Chyrl Lawrence-Bulger Project Manager

       Vinton County
Charles Weese Project Manager






~ News Groups & Links ~


     Hocking County GenWeb Site
Sandra Quinn Project Manager

   Hocking County Mailing List

 Hocking County Message Board 

     Hocking County Message Board
At Rootsweb (Ancestry.com)   

       Hocking County Government






~ Newspaper Abstracts ~



Local News of Hocking County Towns


     South Bloomingville News,
        Benton Township


New!  July 24, 1884 Starvation Death of  Mary C. Burns &
New!  June 4, 1941 Robbery of Walter Pleukharp


   Black Jack and Pine Valley News,
                               Washington Township

   Cedar Grove News,
                    Benton Township  

          
New!  Cedar Grove School Program, December 30, 1909


    Purcell News,
                             Benton Township

    Chapel Hill or Wesley Chapel News,
Benton Township

       Nancy, Blue Creek,  and Salt Creek News,
                             Salt Creek Township  

           Ilesboro News,
                          Washington Township

     Gibisonville News,
                  Laurel Township


New!  Murder of John Krinn, September 25, 1890


   Laurelville & Pleasant Ridge News
                     

   Hocking County Local News Abstracts
Various Town Listings

  Vinton County News Abstracts
Hue, Eagle Mills, Swan, Locust Grove,
and McArthur







   ~ Obituaries ~

 

      " In Remembrance"    Obituaries





~ Obituary Links ~

 

  The Logan Daily News, Hocking County

      The Athens Messenger, Athens County

 The Circleville Herald, Pickaway County

The Chillicothe Gazette, Ross County

  The Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Fairfield County

  The Vinton County Courier 

 


 



~ Photo Gallery ~

 

     Benton Township Pioneers & Places

The Old Chilcote Store , South Bloomingville , Benton Township
            The Old South Bloomingville Baseball Team, Recognize Anyone ?
   An Advertisement from 1910.
The South Bloomingville Scenic High School in 1953.
South Bloomingville Businesses  at  intersections of Route 56 & 664, in 1960.
Lafayette Eby , the son of Christian Eby who was one of the first settlers .
Joshua Hiram Chilcote
Ash Cave - Cedar Falls Fire Tower

South Bloomingville in all Her Glory
South Bloomingville in Early 1900's
South Bloomingville Class of 1902, Lulu Oldfield Chilcote
Pleukharp General Store in 1960
Last South Bloomingville Post Office in 1983

Benton Correctional Camp 1900

 

      Benton Township Pioneer Photo's

 Adelphi, Colerain Township Covered Bridge,
School & Railroad




 




 




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