Category: Liberty Township

Liberty Township Post Offices

Unlike Black Creek Township, which had only one post office around 1900, Liberty Township had six post offices before the turn of the century. These rural Mercer County, Ohio, post offices were often in a small general store that was located in a small village or hamlet.

1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book, Liberty Township

The past couple weeks I have shown some 1910 plat maps of Blackcreek Township. While at the courthouse I did not find 1910 maps of Liberty Township, nor do I have Liberty Township’s 1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report. However I did find the 1914 Appraiser’s Plat book for Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The maps in …

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Index of Liberty Township Estray Book, Earmarks I-Z

I have been writing about the Liberty Township Estray Book and indexing the registered Earmarks. The first part of the book deals with stray animals while the second half of the book contains the descriptions of livestock earmarks registered by the farmers of Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Earmarks were various cuts in an animal’s …

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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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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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