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Early Settlers


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 26 March 2005


The History of Warren County Ohio
Part IV Township Histories
Massie Township by Hon. Thomas M. Wales
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


The following is a list of .persons who settled with their families in the territory now constituting Massie Township, prior to the year 1820, together with the name of the State from whence they came, so far as is known:

Levi Lukens, Virginia; Simon Moon, N. Carolina; John Dutton, Virginia; Zachariah Johnson, Virginia; John Tate, William Tate, Hugh Tate, John Legit; Samuel Welch, N. Carolina; Daniel Stump, Virginia; Isaac Miller, Virginia; George Carpenter, Nathan Haines, Virginia; William Dean, Virginia; Elias Oglesbee, Virginia; Samuel Rich, N. Carolina; George Wales, N. Carolina; Isaac Wales, N. Carolina; William Gray, Maryland; Achilles Dicks, N. Carolina; Nathan Dicks, N. Carolina; Samuel Crampton, Edward Roberts, Pennsylvania; Isaac Elmore, Reason Ragan, S. Carolina; Thomas Ragan, S. Carolina; James B. Edwards, S. Carolina; William Smith, S. Carolina; James Spray, S. Carolina; Jesse Spray, S. Carolina; John Kinley; Darvin Harris, Georgia; Abraham Hampton; Henry Hiteman, Virginia; Robert Humphrey; Silas Hiatt, N. Carolina; Jesse Evans; Thornton Alexandria; Ezekiel Piper, Connecticut; Paul Vandervort, Virginia; Rhoden Ham, S. Carolina; Joel Pusey; Henry Thornburg; Isaac Mills, S. Carolina; Ephraim Mills, S. Carolina; Alexander Mills, S. Carolina; Thomas Jessup, N. Carolina; David Macy, N. Carolina; William Townsend; Robert Carr, Virginia.

Levi Lukens and his wife Elizabeth (Cleaver) Lukens came from Virginia to Ohio, and in 1807 located on 1,000 acres of land which he had purchased in Massie Township. They built a cabin into which they moved on New Year's day, 1808. They had seven children, three of whom now survive. He died on his farm January 8, 1860, aged 98 years; she died February 2, 1831, aged 68.

Joseph Lukens, a son of the above, came to Massie Township from Virginia, with his parents in 1807. He remained with his father until 24 years of age, when he married Hannah Brown, by whom he had five children. He was bom Dec. 8, 1797, and is still living on the land his father purchased.

Samuel Rich and his wife Judith (Moon) Rich, came from North Carolina to Ohio in 1816, and settled where Thomas Rich now lives. She died July 4, 1818, leaving ten children.

Rhoden Ham, with his family, emigrated to Ohio, and located in Wayne Township, where he remained one year, and then moved to Clinton County. In 1815 he purchased the land where Harveysburg now stands, and resided there until 1828, when he sold out and removed to Indiana, where he died.

Paul Vandervort emigrated to Clermont County, Ohio, with his family, in 1809. In 1817 he moved to MassieTownship and located on the farm now known as the "Vandervort Farm." He died in 1835.

Daniel Stump emigrated from Virginia in 1817, and settled where Jonas Stump now lives. He was married in Virginia and brought his wife with him.

Isaac Miller emigrated from Virginia in 1818. He was a man of large stature


and great physical strength. He was a soldier of the war of 1812. He brought his son Conrad with him.

Jesse and Hannah Stump emigrated from Virginia to Massie Township in 1817, and remained until 1858, when they moved to Indiana, where both died. They had six children, five of whom survive.

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