History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 1

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S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1909 - Huron County (Ohio)

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Page 56 - Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, — act in the living present! Heart within, and GOD o'erhead!
Page 98 - As soon as the leaves were pretty well down, and the weather became rainy accompanied with light snows, these men, after acting the part of husbandmen, so far as the state of warfare permitted them to do so, soon began to feel that they were hunters.
Page 113 - From morning till night he was on the alert to gain the wind of his game, and approach them without being discovered. If he succeeded in killing a deer, he skinned it, and hung it up out of the reach of the wolves...
Page 112 - ... certain times, the whole of it ; for it was no uncommon thing for families to live several months without a mouthful of bread. It frequently happened that there was no breakfast .until it was obtained from the woods. Fur and peltry were the people's money. They had nothing else to give in exchange for rifles, salt, and iron, on the other side of the mountains. The fall and early part of the winter was the season for hunting the deer, and the whole of the winter, including part of the spring,...
Page 34 - Loud sounds the axe, redoubling strokes on strokes; On all sides round the forest hurls her oaks Headlong. Deep echoing groan the thickets brown; Then rustling, crackling, crashing, thunder down.
Page 117 - ... present. In the morning Johnny was found in a high state of fever, pneumonia having developed during the night, and the physician called said he was beyond medical aid, but inquired particularly about his religious belief, and remarked that he had never seen a dying man so perfectly calm, for upon his wan face there was an expression of happiness and upon his pale lips there was a smile of joy as though he was communing with loved ones who had come to meet him and to soothe his weary spirit in...
Page 418 - He exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party, but has never sought or desired office, preferring to give his time and attention to his business affairs, in which he is meeting with creditable and well-deserved success.
Page 98 - In rainy weather, in which there is not much wind, they keep in the open woods on the highest ground. In every situation it was requisite for the hunter to ascertain the course of the wind, so as to get the leeward of the game.
Page 117 - Mansfield sought the protection of the blockhouse, situated on the public square, as it was supposed the savages were coming in force from the north to overrun the country and to murder the settlers. There were no troops at the block-house at the time and as an attack was considered imminent a consultation was held and it was decided to send a messenger to Captain Douglas, at Mt. Vernon, for assistance. But who would undertake the hazardous journey ? It was evening, and the rays of the sunset had...
Page 114 - Richland county — where he made his home for many years. Chapman was enterprising in his way and planted nurseries in a number of counties which required him to travel hundreds of miles to visit and prune them yearly, as was his custom. His usual price for a tree was "a fip penny-bit," but if the settler hadn't money, Johnny would either give him credit or take old clothes for pay.

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