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  • Paschal F. Warner (1846 - 1910)
    He was born in Pendleton Co. VA/WV, s/o Solomon Warner & Priscilla Smith. According to the History of Pendleton County West Virginia (Oren F. Morton, 1910), he was married 4 times, to Christena Strawde...
  • Henry Durst (1803 - 1870)
  • Ethel Wiles (1880 - 1971)
  • Captain William "Squire" Gandee I, Civil War (1813 - 1900)
    : Feb. 5, 1813 Death: Jul. 13, 1900 Born Old Town Flats, Gallia Co., OH, s/o Uriah and "Massy" Hughes Gandee Died Roane Co., WV His wife, Margaret Nancy Casto Gandee(17 Mar 1818-6 Nov 1902) d/o William...
  • Daniel L. Frump (1849 - 1926)

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Gallia County, Ohio.

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Overview

Gallia County was formed on March 25, 1803 and was originally settled by French immigrants, who named the county “Gallia,” the Latin name for Gaul, the ancient region of Western Europe which included present day France.

In the 19th century, the county was settled by numerous migrants from the Upper South, who traveled to the territory by the Ohio River. In the antebellum years, some of its towns became centers of settlement by blacks, both free blacks (some also from the South) and refugee slaves who had escaped their owners and come across the river to a free state.

In 1818 a group from Wales settled in Gallia County, with Welsh remaining Gallia County's most common second language until 1970.

Adjacent Counties

Villages

  • Centerville
  • Cheshire
  • Crown City
  • Gallipolis (County Seat)
  • Rio Grande
  • Vinton

Other Townships & Communities: Addison, Bidwell, Clay, Green, Greenfield, Guyan, Harrison, Huntington, Kanauga, Kerr, Mercerville, Morgan, Ohio, Patriot, Perry, Raccoon, Springfield and Walnut

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Wikipedia

Genealogy Trails

Wayne National Forest (part)

The Bob Evans Farm