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Ohio County, WV

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Ohio County Chronology

Ohio, Monongalia and Yohogania was created by Virginia from West Augusta District in 1776. Ohio, Monongalia and Yohogania overlapped territory claimed by Pennsylvania in Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette County. Ohio lost to Westmoreland (PA) when Pennsylvania regained effective jurisdiction of the Pittsburgh region from Virginia in 1780. Ohio gained all of Yohogania when Yohogania was eliminated in 1785. Virginia formally terminated jurisdiction over counties in soutwestern Pennsylvania, including Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland in 1797. Ohio lost to creation of Brooke in 1797. Ohio lost to creation of Tyler in 1814. Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including Ohio in 1820. In 1835, Ohio lost to creation of Marshall. Ohio separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia in 1863.

Records Collection
Greathouse of Ohio County
Documents @ Fold3
Proof Summary: Herman Greathouse: Never The Twain Shall Meet
Proof: Herman Greathouse in Twain: The Conflicting Timelines of Herman Greathouse of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia

1777 - Oath of Allegiance: Robert Harkness

1777 - A List of Losses in Captain Foreman's Company
Google Map: Mapping Big Mill Creek 1783 - 1812
1785 - 1831 Personal Property Tax List
1786 - Power of Attorney: Harmon & Mary Stull Greathouse to Margaret Stull White
1793 - Debt: Wells & Griffeth, Adjoining Harman Greathouse to Mary Charles
1796 - Deed: William Griffith and Alexander Wells, Adjoining Herman Greathouse
1796, Sep 16 - Resurvey/Grant: Thomas Edgington, Corner to Harmon Greathouse Deceased
1817 - Military Pay Roll: Captain Herman Greathouse
1832 - Great Flood in the Ohio River


The Newberry Library, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Chicago, IL. West Virginia. Ohio County Chronology.


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