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Henry Strawser's cabin.
Posted by: Robert Strawser Date: April 03, 2001 at 06:04:03
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I was told that in the history of Ross Co., Henry's cabin was still standing in the 1880's, (seem to remember reading that myself someplace as well) just south of Adelphi in Brimstone Hollow. Last weekend I went to Brimstone Hollow to search the nearby cemetaries for early Strawser graves. Upon driving down 327 which extends through most of Brimstone hollow I counted about half a dozen houses that looked distinctly like log cabins covered with clapboards -irregular lines, small windows and extremely thick walls. One of them had the clapboards missing and the logs and chinking exposed. This cabin interested me particularly because, If I were the first one to settle in that vally it is on the location I would have picked as the best. Has anyone else done any research to find out where Henry's cabin was located and when it might have been torn down, if ever? I ask this because the cabin was recently abandoned and its roof is falling in, soon it will be gone, if it is his cabin and anyone is interested in preserving it we have about a year before it is gone. (If not Henry it may have belonged to one of his children or another family that married into the Strawsers I took a picture of it and will have it available sometime next week if anyone wants a copy.)Tar Hollow park is right down the road and they would be happy to have a pioneer cabin for an exhibit. The other "possible cabins" are all still being used as homes so I did not photograph them. It is about a 2 hour drive each way for me to get to Ross Co., and my schedule does not allow me to get over there often. I have not searched for the earliest land records and squatter info yet but if Henry's cabin was standing as late as 1880 it should show up on the maps.


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