Defiance County, Ohio Genealogy

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==   Historical Facts  ==
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== Historical Facts  ==
  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]], [[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] and [[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]]&nbsp;Counties 4 March 1845.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]], [[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] and [[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]]&nbsp;Counties 4 March 1845.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Defiance  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Defiance  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]] (north){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (east){{·}}[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] (south){{·}}[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (southeast){{·}}[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen County, Indiana]] (west)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]] (north){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (east){{·}}[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] (south){{·}}[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (southeast){{·}}[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen County, Indiana]] (west)
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== History  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1845--'''Defiance County was created 4 March 1845&nbsp;from [[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]], [[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]], [[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Defiance <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
See an interactive map of Defiance County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
See an interactive map of Defiance County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen County, Indiana]]
 
*[[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]]
 
*[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]]
 
*[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]]
 
*[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]]
 
*[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 15:19, 10 August 2012

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Defiance County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Defiance County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 4, 1845
County Seat Defiance
Courthouse
Defiance County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1845
1867
1823
1845
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections



Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Defiance County boundary changes.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves (Headstone photos, Google map, transcriptions, searchable database, both by individual cemetery and the entire site):

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Defiance County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Defiance County.
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company D
- 111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies E and F

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).