Tag Archive: Estray Book

Jun 21

Index of Liberty Township Estray Book

Was your ancestor a livestock owner in Liberty Township in the mid-1800s? If so, he probably registered his livestock’s earmark brand with the clerk in this Mercer County, Ohio, township. I wrote about the Liberty Township Estray Book in last week’s blog post. The first part of this old book deals with stray animals while …

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Jun 13

Estray Book of Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio

Back in the 1800s wandering livestock was a problem that was caused primarily from the lack of fencing. This was such a problem that rules and regulations were made to deal with the stray livestock. In Ohio the first act regulating estrays was created 7 February 1804. [1] What is an estray? The definition, according …

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