History about that old Barn on the family farm in Geneva…

“Condensed History of Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio” Page 107

“He attended probably the 1st fourth of July celebration held in this county, at a barn on the farm of Daniel B. Bartholomew, now owned by Frank Knapp, about one half mile from Geneva.” 

This book is circa 1878 and can be read in total online by going to “Google Books” and typing in the search field “Condensed History of Jefferson, Ashtabula County,Ohio”  then use the arrows at the top to turn the pages to 107 or just enjoy the entire book. It looks like from the conclusion of that piece, that the old barn existed in 1812, because there’s mention of a historical incident (the hanging of Omic, in Cleveland’s Public Square) and that happened just before the start of the war of 1812. So that old barn was built before then.  

Go to “Google Book”, and put in the search field “Condensed History of Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio” and you can read the whole thing online. That Google Books, is such a great resource, just type in the search field whatever you’re looking (or whoever) for and up it comes wherever and whatever book it’s in. Not all the books are available online, but you can poke around the google books screens and see who does have a copy in your area, stores or library or college library or research center , whatever. It’s a really neat source. I found a great article on a Paternal Uncle from a centennial history book from Coshocton, Ohio…go figure , I had no idea our family had been anywhere near there. Always check “Google Books”, and the Internet Archive.

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One response to “History about that old Barn on the family farm in Geneva…

  1. Interesting. Now that’s an old barn…

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