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Ohio River

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Cleaver Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1945
Overview Land grant to William Cleaver and others for 1,000 acres on the Monongahela River, 1782; certificate for money due B. Cleaver for service in the Virginia Militia, 1783; affidavits concerning the military service of William and Benjamin Cleaver, 1774-1782, in Dunmore's War, at the Falls of the Ohio, and on General George Rogers Clark's expedition against the Indians, including the Shawnee. There is also a petition, 1777, by residents of the Tygart Valley, West Fork of the Monongahela, and...
Dates: 1777-1833

C.R. Rector, Compiler, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0424
Overview This is a history, "Westward Down the Ohio," relating highlights of Ohio River history, ca.1750-1880, in West Virginia. Subjects include early exploration, settlement, and transportation, especially the steamboat era. Mention is often made of events occurring in Parkersburg and its vicinity as being typical examples of the history of the Ohio Valley.
Dates: n.d.

Fleming Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0638
Scope and Contents Business and personal papers, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs of Benjamin Fleming (1806-1891), and his son Thurston Worth (b.1846), relating to various business enterprises carried on by the family in Fairmont. These included a large trade in manufacturing, importing and selling hats and furs, general merchandising, fertilizer and hardwood sales.There are many letters and advertisements from eastern mercantile houses; bills of lading showing names of steamboats on the Ohio and...
Dates: 1810-1943

Hiram Carpenter, Records of a Pleasants County Businessman

Collection Number: A&M.3909
Overview Records of Pleasants County businessman Hiram Carpenter, based in St. Marys, West Virginia. Includes correspondence, financial and legal records, and other material. Hiram A. Carpenter, a native of Pleasants County, West Virginia, was a well-known riverman who began his career ferrying mail between Raven Rock and Leith, Ohio, when he was 13 years old. A successful businessman, his many enterprises included a sand and gravel business and farming on 13 of the Ohio River islands, which he owned at...
Dates: ca. 1914-1980; Majority of material found within 1918-1966

Joseph McKay Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1476
Overview Correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers of a Sistersville, West Virginia, oil developer and stockman pertaining to the development of the Sistersville oil fields, steamboat freighting on the Ohio River, and business activity in Sistersville.
Dates: 1897-1905

J.P. Carney, Civil War Era Diary

Collection Number: A&M.3597
Overview Diary of John P. Carney of Moundsville and Benwood, West Virginia, from January to October 1864, chiefly documenting Carney's daily activities, the weather, and movement on the Ohio River and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). Carney initially writes from Moundsville, where he appears to be a student, and then from Benwood, where he begins work at the B&O Railroad depot in May 1864. Almost daily entries record the weather and its effects on the Ohio River, including the amount of...
Dates: 1864

Lyman Stedman, Farmer and Politician, Diary

Collection Number: A&M.2042
Overview Diary of Lyman Stedman (1824-1916), a farmer and former member of the House of Delegates, 1877, from Brown's Island, Hancock County. Entries concern farm operation, Republican political activities on the district and county level, comments on state and national organizations, floods on the Ohio River, steamboat and barge traffic, Hopedale School, Methodist Episcopal Church, railroad travel, circuses and fairs, taxes and land valuations, and Memorial Day.
Dates: 1880-1885

Maria Schwald, Diary Regarding Cruise Along the Ohio River

Collection Number: A&M.4359
Content Description Typescript of a diary kept by Maria Schwald chronicling her cruise on the Ohio River aboard the steamboat Gordon C. Greene, including her visits to Huntington, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati along the way. Schwald went on her trip in late July and travelled with "Two Pfisters, an Arnold, and two Schwalds", her relatives and close companions who were collectively nicknamed the "quintuplets". Typescript is bound with ribbon; a postcard depicting the Gordon C. Greene is pasted onto the second-to-last...
Dates: 1935-1952

McNeill Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0134
Overview Papers, mainly of Daniel and Daniel R. McNeill, stock dealers and mill owners of Hardy County. The early correspondence relates to the purchase and sale of livestock and the driving of herds to markets in the east. There is correspondence from members of the family in the vicinity of Chillicothe, Ohio, relating farm and market conditions and commenting on travel from Hardy County to Ohio. There are also references to river traffic on the Scioto and Ohio rivers and to the quantity of merchandise...
Dates: 1770-1929

Monongalia County, Land Grant to John O. Finn from Governor Patrick Henry

Collection Number: A&M.4183
Overview Land grant to John O. Finn from Virginia Governor Patrick Henry for 400 acres in Monongalia County on the Ohio River; 1803 copy of a 1785 document.
Dates: 1797, 1803