Williams County, Ohio

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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]], [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], and [[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] Counties in 1820 (1824).<br>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]], [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], and [[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] Counties in 1820 (1824).<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Bryan<br>&nbsp;  
 
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*'''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>[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale County, Michigan]] (north){{·}}[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]] (south){{·}}[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben County, Indiana]] (northwest){{·}} [[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]] (southwest){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (southeast){{·}}[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]] (east) {{ }}
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*'''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>[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale County, Michigan]] (north){{·}}[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]] (south){{·}}[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben County, Indiana]] (northwest){{·}} [[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]] (southwest){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (southeast){{·}}[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]] (east)&nbsp;
  
 
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Williams County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Williams County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: information needed
County Seat
Courthouse
Williams County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1824
1867

1824
1825
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections


History

Parent County

1820--Williams County was created 12 February 1820 from Darke County.  County seat: Bryan [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Williams County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Williams 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 Williams County.
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C
- 111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C

Newspapers

The Williams County Public Library has an online obit index [1] to the local Williams County newspapers. Email them your index information and your snail mail address to obtain a copy of the obit.

The Bryan Times 11,650 issues  Jan 23, 1800 - Dec 31, 2007 is online for free through news.google.com/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

William County Public Library 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).