A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio; An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Civic, and Social Development. a Chronicle of the People, with Family Lineage Volume 2

A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio; An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Civic, and Social Development. a Chronicle of the People, with Family Lineage Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...in New York State, and at that time purchased the land where his grandson George now lives, situated on the line between Berlin and Vermilion townships. This was a part of the Connecticut fire lands, and he secured it direct through the agency of the fire land company. After securing this land he returned to New York State, and in 1825 brought his little family, comprising his wife, his son Lemuel L., Jr., and his daughter Maria out to take possession. After a long and tedious journey they found their new home in the midst of the woods, and started life here in a log cabin. Somewhat later Lemuel L. Brooks moved over to the lake shore near Vermilion, but after three years returned to his first farm. He had made the journey from New York to Ohio with wagon and ox team, and after arriving employed the oxen in the heavy work of breaking the virgin soil. Some years later, while felling trees, a limb fractured his leg and for lack of proper surgical and medical treatment blood poisoning set in, and he died in 1833, when in the prime of his life. Lemuel L. Brooks married Sallie Crampton, who was from Connecticut and of fine old New England stock. Her father had served as a patriot soldier in the War of the Revolution. She was a most generous, lovable woman, well fitted for the responsibilities of pioneer life. and had to go through many trials in keeping her little family together after the premature death of her husband. She died in February, 1872, at the venerable age of eighty-four years. Both she and her husband were members of the Free Will Baptist Church, and noble people who made religion a part of their daily walk. They reared a family of children to do them honor, including Lemuel L., Jr., Maria, Sallie, Nancy, and Edmund. All these...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 907.18g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880277
  • 9781236880277