A TIME LINE OF EVENTS FROM 1747-1949
||Ohio Company formed to settle Ohio River Valley. Early Ohio is nominally British
but is dominated largely by the French.
its claim to lands northwest of the Ohio River. In exchange, it receives the right to
issue bounty land warrants & patents to Revolutionary War veterans in the
"Virginia Military District of Ohio," which opens in 1784. It continues to issue
bounty land warrants and patents there until 1803.
Territory is formed by U.S. government (includes area later to become the State of Ohio).
establishes first permanent settlement in Marietta. Congress passes legislation allowing
any soldier who served in the Continental Line from any state during the Revolutionary War
to claim at least 100 acres of bounty land in the U.S. Military District of Ohio.
Little Turtle of the Miami tribe leads an alliance of Indian tribes whom defeats American
armies in 1790 & 1791.
together under the leadership of Little Turtle are defeated at the Battle of Fallen
Timbers by an army under the command of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne.
becomes a state.
Ohioans serve in Mexican-American War regiments.
records kept by Court of Common Pleas 1851-1948. Divorce records prior to 1851 could be
recorded in Supreme Court, Chancery Court, or Court of Common Pleas.
||Ohio provides 346,326
soldiers & sailors to the Union war effort. Nineteen Ohioans are made major generals;
53 are made brigadier generals.
counties begin recording births and deaths (these records kept by Probate Court prior to
||Ohio provides 15,354
men for the Spanish-American War.
counties must furnish copies of birth records to the Ohio Department of Health, Division
of Vital Statistics. (Ohio Historical Society has copies of death records of Ohio counties
for the period 1908-1944.)
||Ohio provides 226,000
men and women for American forces in World War I, including 26,000 Ohio National
provides 760,000 men and women for American forces in World War II.
||Ohio counties must
furnish copies of death records to the Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital
counties must furnish copies of marriage and divorce records to the Ohio Department of
Health, Division of Vital Statistics.