William Maple


WILLIAM MAPLE, came to Ohio on June 15, 1797, landing on the Ohio shore at a point between Elliottsville and Empire. He emigrated from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he resided only a short time, coming there from Trenton, N. J., where he lived at the time of the Revolution and at which place he enlisted in the American army. After coming to Ohio he settled on the hill above Port Homer. Benjamin Maple, son of William, bored one of the first salt wells in the northern part of the county, on Hollow Rock run, the boring being done by spring pole, after which he started to build a mill, but sold it unfinished and then bought produce which he took down the river on a keel boat and traded for furs, which were brought back back on mules and transported eastward to market.

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