Friday, September 18, 2015

The Alta Heiser Collection Index Vol. 3, January 1, 1944 & December 18, 1947. Early Mills in Butler County, Ohio. Every indication is that this is one of the six mills erected in Butler County, Ohio by Joel Williams and that he built it for Solomon Line. Together they planned it as a good investment, and Solomon Line’s deed to Thomas McCullough proves that the mill was built as early as 1802. Joel Williams found a good turnover for his land in 1797 when he sold to William Bigham and Robert Irwin. The present Dayton Street marks the south boundary of the tract. In 1803, William Bigham and Robert Irwin partitioned the jointly owned land, setting off the 750 acre Bigham farm, on which the stone house was built in 1810. In 1813, Thomas McCullough sold his mill to William Bigham.

Robert Irwin and William Bigham mill 1797 (2)Robert Irwin and William Bigham mill 1797 (3)Robert Irwin and William Bigham mill 1797 (1)

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