Adams County, Ohio Newspaper Articles
Gen. Nathaniel Massie was anxious to effect a settlement in the Adams County area, so he offered land to the first twenty-five persons who would join him in making a settlement here. The agreement was made 01 Dec 1790. Those who signed were:
Done in the presence of John Beasley & Jas. Tittle
When the first court was organized July 1798 the commissioners appointed were: James Scott, Henry Massie and Joseph Darlington and the assessors appointed were: Simeon Reeder, Aaron Moore, Noble Grimes, James Edison, Thomas Dick and John Watts.
Some who paid taxes in 1798 were: