Many of my ancestors (and even a few living relatives!) made their home in Ohio. Greene County, where the Coy family lived, was one of the original counties when Ohio was established as a state in 1803.
As I flipped through a book on Ohio counties in the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, I came across a map that showed the original counties, and it wasn’t divided how I thought it would be. Instead of squares or rectangles, like we see today, it was mostly long strips across the state.
Over 170 years later, the counties have changed into something a bit more familiar. Notice how much Greene County as changed!
Ancestors have lived in the following counties: Greene, Montgomery, Richland, Stark, and Lucas.
Ohio: Her Counties, Her Townships & Her Towns. Indianapolis, IN: Researchers, 1979. Print.