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Re: George Yount b. 1784 in MD
Posted by: Gary Olmon (ID *****0071) Date: July 06, 2012 at 10:40:47
In Reply to: George Yount b. 1784 in MD by Donald Yont of 1217

George Yount (b. 1784 in MD) apparently chose well when he decided to settle in Green Township.

Green Township, Ross County, Ohio is located north and east of the present city of Chillicothe, Ohio. Chillicothe is south of Columbus Ohio, about half way between that city and Portsmouth, which lies on Ohio’s southern border at the Ohio River. The Scioto River, which flows through Columbus on its way to Portsmouth where it joins the Ohio River, has been a major transportation route for thousands of years. There are records of flat-boat trips from the area all the way to New Orleans, as early as 1803.

The Scioto forms the western border of Green Township. The township is approximately centered at the hamlet of Kinnikinnick, Ohio, about 7 miles northeast of Chillicothe. The village of Kingston is on the present border between Ross and Pickaway counties, a little further northeast of Kinnikinnick.

The land in Green Township is gently undulating in the northern and central parts and somewhat broken and hilly in the southeastern section. The soil, which is well suited to agriculture, is very fertile black loam in the level districts on the bottoms and streams, and a rich clay soil with gravel subsoil on the hillsides and elevated portions.

In the 1820’s Chillicothe was a busy economic center. While agriculture was the backbone of the local Ross County economy, other industries, especially papermaking, contributed to the town's prosperity. Chillicothe had served as the capital of the Northwest Territory and in 1803 became Ohio's first state capital upon the state’s admission into the Union. The reasons why Chillicothe played such an important role in early state government were its (then) central location as well as the fact that prominent men resided in the town. The city served as Ohio's capital until 1810, and then served again from 1812 until the capital moved to Columbus, forty-five miles to the north, in 1816.

For further reading, please see:
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=680
http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ross/townships/rossco_hist_greentwp.htm

Don - Several early churches are listed in the article at the latter web site. Perhaps their records would contain the information you seek. A John Ramsey and a George Ramsey are also mentioned in the article, but their dates are (probably) too early to be the person who married Elizabeth Yount (b.1809) in 1832. Perhaps the bridegroom was one of their sons.
Best wishes,
- Gary Olmon



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