By my own admission, I’ve been a bit lax in keeping up with SNGF. However, this week’s challenge highlights an important resource, and I hope people have learned a bit from it. If by me participating, one more person comes across Randy Major’s website – it’s a success.
I selected Sarahsville, Ohio for my study because I know it went through some county changes. Noble County, Ohio was the last county formed in 1851– formed from a number of surrounding counties. My ancestors moved near there in 1838. However, they lived east of Sarahsville, and were therefore in Monroe County. The city itself was in Morgan County. All this I know. But what I discovered was that in 1810, Sarahsville was part of Muskingum County. I never would have guessed. Ten years earlier, it was part of Washington County – which I would have expected, but the Muskingum County thing was a surprise.
What a great reminder to use tools like these when working with any sort of record before county boundaries were finalized