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Transcription contributed by Leah L. Furnas 30 April 2005


The History of Warren County Ohio
Part IV Township Histories
Washington Township by Samuel Harris
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

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No regular settlement of Indians was located in this township, but Todd’s Fork was a resort for hunting bands of the Delawares, Shawnees and Miamis. Spring Hill was an old camping-ground, and the territory comprising Washington Township was a favorite hunting-ground for all the above tribes. They were a continual annoyance to the settlers-sponging, begging and stealing- and their treacherous dispositions kept the pioneers in a continual state of uneasiness and alarm. After the war of 1812, numbers of them continued to visit the Quaker settlements in Clinton County and their old haunts at Spring Hill and Smalley’s. But Smalley’s knowledge of their treachery, gained by sad experience, caused him to keep himself and family as much as possible out of their company. One of the Miami chiefs, Lewis Daugherty, continued to visit this township as late as 1830.

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