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1786Ezekiel Hughes - Indenture of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship deed of Ezekiel Hughes from Cwmcarnedducha, Llanbrynmair, with John Tibbot the clockmaker and watchmaker in Newtown. Ezekiel Hughes was the first Welshman to buy land in Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1803-1900Register/Minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church (1)
Register and minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church, Butler County (Part 1)

Courtesy of Miami University, Ohio. [Walter Havighurst Special Collections. Miami University Libraries, Oxford, Ohio.]
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (209 images)
1803-1900Register/Minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church (2)
Register and minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church, Butler County (Part 2)

Courtesy of Miami University, Ohio. [Walter Havighurst Special Collections. Miami University Libraries, Oxford, Ohio.]
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (184 images)
1803-1900Register/Minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church (3)
Register and minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church, Butler County (Part 3)

Courtesy of Miami University, Ohio. [Walter Havighurst Special Collections. Miami University Libraries, Oxford, Ohio.]
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (32 images)
1803-1900Register/Minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church (4)
Register and minute book of Paddy's Run Congregational Church, Butler County (Part 4)

Courtesy of Miami University, Ohio. [Walter Havighurst Special Collections. Miami University Libraries, Oxford, Ohio.]
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (202 images)
1807-1832Group of letters sent to Welsh emigrants
Five letters were addressed to Theophilus Rees at the Cambria Settlement, Beulah, Pennsylvania, mostly by Samuel Thomas of Carllegan, in the parish of Meidrim, Carmarthenshire, one by John and Ann Thomas at London, and a letter addressed to Rees in Seiotha, Ohio, from John D. Evans at Beulah. There is also a letter to David R. Thomas of Granville, Ohio, from D. Thomas at Swansea, dated 14 April 1832.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (5 images)
1825-1965John Humphreys Collection
Inscriptions in the Humphreys Family Bible recording marriages, births and deaths of family members in Allen and Butler counties (1825-1965).
Collection: Ohio/ Private: John Humphreys;   Language: English; (4 images)
1832-1879Letters to the Thomas family, Pantyclochydd, Llanwenog
Letters sent to the Thomas family, Pantyclochydd, Llanwenog, Cardiganshire. Amongst them there is a letter sent in 1832 recounting the voyage across the Atlantic and two letters by T. Evans sent from Cleveland in 1879.
English translation and transcript available.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (12 images)
1833-1983Gomer's First 150 Years (Vol. I)
The Allen County Reporter, Vol. No. XXIX, 1983, No.2.
Courtesy of the Executive Committee of the Allen County Historical Society.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (51 images)
1833-1893Gomer's First 150 Years (Vol. II)
The Allen County Reporter, Vol. No. XXIX, 1983, No.3.
Courtesy of the Executive Committee of the Allen County Historical Society.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (51 images)
1833Rees Jenkin Jones - Family Papers
Letter by Humphrey Bromley describing the journey he made with his family from Wales to Ohio in 1833.
Transcript available.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1833-1933
Gomer Welsh Community Museum Collection, Allen County, Ohio The Gomer Welsh Community Museum in Allen County collection consists of a group of records relating to Josiah Jones of Gomer; a group of records relating to Thomas H. Jones, his son, of Lima, Allen County; two composition books of Richard Newton Jones of Gomer (1876) and the diary of W. G. Jones of Gomer (1863). Furthermore, there is a register of baptisms conducted in Gomer; a handbook giving a brief illuminative survey of notable events in the history of the Welsh Congregational Church of Gomer; a program for the Centennial Celebration at Gomer (1933) and an admittance card to a Welsh tea party. There is also a map of Sugar Creek Township, Allen County and a collection of 23 various photographs.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English+Welsh;
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1835-1841
Jeanne Jones Jindra Collection The Jeanne Jones Jindra collection consists of a group of land deeds for David Jones, Gallia County (1835-1841) and a photograph of Ebenezer Church.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Jeanne Jones Jindra;
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1835Land grant of David Jones, Gallia County (1835)
Grant of land at Chillicothe, Ohio purchased by David Jones of Gallia County, dated 25 November 1835.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Jeanne Jones Jindra;   Language: English; (2 images)
1835-1859Manuscript material belonging to David J. Morgan of Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire and of Jackson County, Ohio, 1835-1859
Manuscript material belonging to David J. Morgan of Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire and at one time of Jackson County, Ohio. Including copies of letters written to editors, some commentaries on the Bible, and an obituary of Jane Jones of Oak Hill, formerly of Pen-uwch, near Llangeitho, Cardiganshire; Thomas Jones, her grandson; and Enoch, the son of Daniel and Catherine Morgan (possibly the grandson of David J. Morgan).
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English+Welsh; (16 images)
1835-1946
Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill Collection The Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis of Oak Hill collection consists of two Eisteddfod programs (1924 and 1939); Horeb Sunday School record books; ledger book of Horeb Calvinistic Methodist Church and a booklet of Favorite Welsh Hymns and Tunes of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association Gymanfa Ganu (1930). Also included are various letters including two that were sent from Cilcennin (1895); manuscript material belonging to David J. Morgan of Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire and a scrapbook album containing newspaper cuttings of obituaries and wedding invitations of Welsh Americans mainly of southern Ohio. In addition, a booklet published following a homecoming in celebration of the ninety-second anniversary of the founding of Jefferson Furnace (1946); a blotting-paper of The Cambria Clay Products Co., Blackfork, Ohio and a collection of photographs.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;
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1836
John Foulkes Collection The John Foulkes collection consists of a deed of land to Jenkins Hughes in Putnam County (1836) together with a photograph of the Foulkes homestead.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: John Foulkes;
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1836Deed of land to Jenkins Hughes (1836)
Deed between Robert Lucas, Governor of the State of Ohio to Jenkins Hughes of land within the Piqua Land District in the County of Putnam, dated January 8, 1836.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: John Foulkes;   Language: English; (1 image)
1837Edward Jones, Y Teithiwr Americanaidd : Neu Gyfarwyddyd i Symudwyr o Gymru i America (Aberystwyth, 1837)
A guidebook by Edward Jones for prospective emigrants to the United States. He praises the state of Ohio and describes Jackson and Gallia as the best counties to settle in. Translation provided by Prof. Anne K. Knowles.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (40 images)
1839-1841Rees Powell: Notebook (1828-1863)
Notebook of the Rev. Rees Powell (1782-1865), Onnen-fawr, Llandeilo Fawr. It includes copies of draft letters to his sons, John and Rees, ministers with the Congregationalists in Ohio.
Huw Walters, 'Cofnodion Powell, Cross Inn', Cylchgrawn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: The National Library of Wales Journal, Vol. XXVIII, 1993-4, pp. 315-324.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (10 images)
1839-1989United Church of Christ, Gomer, Ohio : 150th anniversary 1839 - 1989
A booklet charting the history of the church in Gomer, Allen County, between 1839 and 1989. It also includes some pictures.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (9 images)
1839B.W. Chidlaw, Yr American : yr hwn sydd yn cynnwys nodau ar daith o Ddyffryn Ohio i Gymru, golwg ar dalaeth Ohio ... (Llanfair, 1839)
A guidebook by B. W. Chidlaw for those who intended to emigrate from Wales to Ohio.
Yr American (Features) >>
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (47 images)
1839Land grant of David Jones, Gallia County (1839)
Grant of land at Chillicothe, Ohio purchased by David Jones of Gallia County, dated 1 August 1839.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Jeanne Jones Jindra;   Language: English; (2 images)
1840-1952The Saga of The Welsh Congregational Church
History of The Welsh Congregational Church, Lawrence Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1840-1952.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (38 images)
1840-1954The Saga of The Central South Welsh Congregational Association and Y Gymanfa, 1840-1954
History of the chapels in the Oak Hill area, the Gymanfa and a list of ministers.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (25 images)
1840-1848Letters to David Howell, Machynlleth
A letter sent by William Bebb to his cousin, David Howell, and three other letters sent by the Rev. B. W. Chidlaw. One of them includes a list of deaths in the Paddy's Run neighborhood in 1841.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (14 images)
1840-1883Calvinistic Methodist Archives: Prys family letters
18 letters sent by members of the Brees and Prys families from America between 1840 and 1883. Amongst them there are letters from the capital Columbus, Granville and Newark, Licking County and Radnor, Delaware County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (71 images)
1841Land grant of David Jones, Gallia County (1841)
Grant of land at Chillicothe, Ohio purchased by David Jones of Gallia County, dated 25 June 1841.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Jeanne Jones Jindra;   Language: English; (2 images)
1843-1852Letters by John and Hugh Pugh
The letters of John and Hugh Pugh, two brothers from Castell Hen, Bala, written from Liverpool, Columbus, Cincinnati and Portsmouth. The original copies are kept in the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor (Bangor Ms 5417).
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (42 images)
1844-1870Daybook of Hugh Williams, blacksmith in Paddy's Run, 1844-1870
Daybook of Hugh Williams, a blacksmith in Paddy's Run (now Shandon), Butler County, Ohio, containing entries in a combination of English and Welsh, including accounts with Edward Bebb, who was the first Welshman to settle in Morgan Township, Butler County. Inserted in the book are a note and receipt relating to supplying the pulpit of Paddy's Run Congregational Church.
Collection: Ohio/ OHS ;   Language: English+Welsh; (260 images)
1846-1849Letters to Governor William Bebb
A collection of 28 letters sent to William Bebb, the Governor of Ohio (1846-1848). It seems that Bebb had sent them to his cousin, the Rev. Samuel Roberts (S.R.) in 1849. One of the letters from the collection was sent to He. Lathrop, Columbus, Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (71 images)
1846-1851Letters from Emigrants
A letter by Gryffith Thomas in Delaware and a letter by Jenkin T. Jenkins, Centerville, Gallia County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (8 images)
1846-1887Horeb Sunday School book, 1846-1887
Horeb Sunday School book contains a list of invigilators and secretaries of the school and the names of teachers together with attendance statistics for Horeb school and her other branches. There are also minutes of the teachers meetings with notes on the syllabus.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: Welsh; (84 images)
1849(George Eyre Evans Bequest 382) Miscellaneous Letters
A letter by Eliza [Thomas?] from Lower Salem, Washington County, describing her new home and the school in Marietta.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1849-1911Mrs D. Davies Aberystwyth Coll.
Miscellaneous letters sent from Ohio to Wales between 1849 and 1911.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (37 images)
1849-1852Two letters: letter from Thomas Jones, Ironton to John Thomas, Gallia Co. (1852); letter from Elizabeth Jerman to her children in Cincinnati (1849).
Photocopies of two letters. The first from Thomas Jones of Ironton, Lawrence County, dated September 2, 1852 to John Thomas in Gallia County. He is glad to hear that after receiving bad news, John has decided to return to Wales following a request from his parents. The second is a letter from Elizabeth Jerman dated June 14, 1849 to her children in Cincinnati, notifying them of the death of their father in Gallipolis, Gallia County after he left Cincinnati. She has also included a note to her brother, and at the end of the letter a note from David D. James is also written on the same page.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: Welsh; (5 images)
1849-1899Horeb Sunday School record book, 1849-1899
Horeb Sunday School record book contains a record of resolutions made in the school committee meetings together with report from the Treasurer.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: Welsh; (16 images)
1850Letters from emigrants to the U.S.A.
A letter by William a Margaret Bebb describing their new life in Van Wert County, Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1850J Luther Thomas Archives (Box 2)
A letter by George Roberts, a member of the first group of Welsh settlers which emigrated to Ohio in 1795.
Transcript available.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1851-1852America, or, Divers notes on the United States useful for immigrants
Notes on the Welsh settlements of Ohio, by R. D. Thomas ('Iorthryn Gwynedd').

NLW 9521A: Notebook (Features) >>
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (204 images)
1852-1865Acrefair Papers
A letter by Thos. and Margaret Mickael, Coalport, Meigs County as well as a series of letters recounting the sad tale of William and Hannah Morgan and their children on a journey from Ohio to California.
The story of William and Hannah Morgan (Features) >>
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (27 images)
1853-1881Record book of the Welsh Bible Association of Columbus, Ohio, 1853-1881
Book of the Welsh Bible Association of Miami Avenue Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio. The Welsh Bible Society of Columbus and district was established in the Calvinistic Methodists chapel in Columbus, Franklin County in 1853 and here it contains minutes of meetings and lists of names of members / subscribers with their contributions.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (274 images)
1854-1944Account book of Tabor Church and Peniel Church, 1854-1944
Account and minute book of Tabor Church (1854-1867) and Peniel Church (1870-1944), Gallia County.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English+Welsh; (146 images)
1854-1951
Madog Center and Greer Museum Collection, University of Rio Grande, Ohio The collection from Madog Center for Welsh Studies and Greer Museum at the University of Rio Grande, Ohio consists of an account book of Tabor Church and Peniel Church; Program of The Welsh Congregational Church Gymanfa Ganu in Cincinnati (1935); a copy of Florence Forsythe Evans’ Master of Music thesis which is a study on the Eisteddfod (1939); programs for the Rio Grande Eisteddfod / Eisteddfod of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association (1921-1941); and a certificate presented at Rio Grande Eisteddfod (1938). Also included is a newspaper cutting of Dan T. Davis’ article on Ohio’s last charcoal iron-producing furnace; and a booklet depicting the story of the Welsh pioneers who emigrated to Jackson and Gallia counties in 1818.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;
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1854Account and memorandum book of Rees Jones, Cefnllwyn, Lledrod, 1846-1869
A transcript in the hand of Rees Jones, Cefnllwyn, Lledrod, Cardiganshire, of a letter, 1854, from his sister Ann Jones, Columbus, Ohio, addressed to her family. It refers to the death of her husband and with her daughter and herself being ill and in a state of deprivation, she considered returning to Wales, but realized the distance involved and the welfare of the children.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (8 images)
1854-1901
Verona Sandy Collection The Verona Sandy collection consists of deeds for land in Putnam County (1854-1901), mainly for Jacob Price of Putnam County.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Verona Sandy;
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1854Two deeds relating to lands of Thomas Price (1854)
Two deeds relating to lands of Thomas Price, Allen County: First, a deed between Samuel Rohrer and Eliza Jane, his wife to Jackson Chapman of Putnam County of land in Putnam County, Ohio, dated January 14, 1854. The second, a deed between Jackson Chapman and Permelia, his wife to Jacob Price of Putnam County of land in Putnam County, Ohio, dated September 14, 1854.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Verona Sandy;   Language: English; (7 images)
1855D. Morgan Lewis I. 'Clwydwenfro' Album
A letter by Marth[a] James, Raccoon Township, Gallia County. It includes information about the death of her husband, her possessions and stock, the price of land and food, her neighbors and the latest industrial developments in the area.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1856-1864Letters from emigrants
5 letters by Humphrey and Sarah Roberts, Jackson County, including descriptions of life in south east Ohio and numerous references to the Civil War.
Letters of Humphrey and Sarah Roberts (Features) >>
English translation available.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (20 images)
1856Naturalization Certificate of David Roberts of Putnam County, Ohio (1856)
Naturalization Certificate of David Roberts of Putnam County, Ohio, dated June 18, 1856.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Elizabeth Roberts;   Language: English; (2 images)
1856-1859
Elizabeth Roberts Collection The Elizabeth Roberts collection consists of naturalization papers for David Roberts, Putnam County (1856) and Rowland Whittington, Allen County (1859), together with photographs of the two individuals.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Elizabeth Roberts;
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1857Abstract of a deed of land to William Roberts (1857)
An Abstract filed in Allen County, Ohio Deed Record on December 21, 1857 of a patent deed between the State of Ohio, by Robert Lucas, Governor to William Roberts of land within the Piqua Land District in the County of Putnam, dated October 10, 1834.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Barbara J. Lloyd;   Language: English; (4 images)
1857
Barbara J. Lloyd Collection The Barbara J. Lloyd collection consists of an abstract of a deed of land to William Roberts in Putnam County (1834) and a photograph.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Barbara J. Lloyd;
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1857-1898Record book of Nebo Church, 1857-1898
Record book of Nebo Congregational Church used to record financial accounts together with lists of members and their contributions to the ministry; list of baptisms and burials and names of trustees.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (90 images)
1857-1979
Welsh-American Heritage Museum Collection, Oak Hill, Ohio The collection from Welsh-American Heritage Museum located in Oak Hill consists of a group of record books of Calvinistic Methodist and Congregationalist churches; group of records of Siloam Welsh Congregational Church; group of records of Nebo Church; record book of The Welsh Congregational Conference of Southern Ohio; and the record book of the Welsh Bible Association of Columbus, Ohio. Furthermore, there are volumes listing the names of those who attended the Jefferson Furnace Company Homecoming (1946); Eisteddfodau programs; a collection of photographs; a newspaper cutting of an article on Welsh settlers of Jackson County and the marriage license of John J. Davis and Mary B. Evans, Scioto County (1868). Also included is a collection of papers relating to the commemorative oak tree planting at Oak Hill, Ohio and Aberaeron (1979).
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh;
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1858-1860Letters to ‘S. R.’
Letters to the Rev. Samuel Roberts (‘S.R’.). Amongst them there are 10 letters by John Roberts Jones, Gomer, Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (36 images)
1859-1868Diary of Lewis Humphreys (1859-1866)
The first diary, 1859-1866 of Lewis Humphreys of Penybanc, near Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthenshire, who emigrated to America in 1855. After landing in Philadelphia he moved to Youngstown, Ohio, and thence to Kentucky. By May 1859, he joined an expedition to Pikes Peak in search of gold, and the trials and tribulations of his journey is described in the diary, along with his expedition to Montana in March 1866 which continues into a second diary.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (118 images)
1859Certificate of Naturalization – Declaration of Intention of Rowland Whittington of Allen County, Ohio (1859)
Certificate of Naturalization – Declaration of Intention of Rowland Whittington of Allen County, Ohio, dated October 6, 1859.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Elizabeth Roberts;   Language: English; (2 images)
1860-1917Record book of Siloam Church, 1860-1917
The Record Book of Siloam Welsh Congregational Church, Gallia County. It consists of minutes of meetings, copy of Church Constitution, list of members, baptisms and deaths, and financial accounts, 1860-1917.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (92 images)
1861-1977Register of the Welsh Congregational Church, Lawrence St., Cincinnati (1861-1977)
Register book of the Welsh Congregational Church, Lawrence Street, Cincinnati, Ohio used to record baptisms; deaths; and names of pastors, with programs; pamphlets; newspaper cuttings; and reports relating to Church life pasted in.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (122 images)
1862-1914Letters from Ohio
20 letters from Ohio, from the Rees Jenkin Jones Manuscript.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (213 images)
1863Diary of W. G. Jones of Gomer, Allen County, 1863
A notebook used as a diary by W. G. Jones of Gomer, Allen County with brief entries or reflections for May, June and August 1863 and with notes. William Jones was born in Putnam County (two miles north of Gomer) in 1838 and by the age of 24 he enlisted in the US Service, and his entries here are written during the American Civil War. Whilst serving in the army, he had resolved in June 1863 to become a master on phonography.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (129 images)
1864-1893
Nina Redmon Collection The Nina Redmon collection consists of items relating mainly to the Manuel family. Included are a collection of inscriptions in books belonging to John Manuel of Bwlchyffridd who emigrated from Wales circa 1875; letter from Richard Manuel of Shandon, Butler County to his brother D[avid] Manuel (1890) together with a number of photographs, mainly of John Manuel and his family.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Nina Redmon;
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1864
Joan Thomas Collection The Joan Thomas collection consists of a group of records relating to Thomas R. Owens, a soldier of the 118th Regiment Ohio Infantry. Included are a copy of his Company Descriptive Book; a copy of a letter that he sent from Officers Hospital in Tennessee to his parents (1864) and a photograph of his grave.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Joan Thomas;
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1864-1868Diary of Lewis Humphreys (1866-1868)
The second diary, 1866-1868, of Lewis Humphreys of Penybanc, near Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthenshire, who emigrated to America in 1855. He initially settled in Youngstown, Ohio, and thence to Kentucky. He went on an expedition to Montana in 1866, which he started to describe in the first diary and continues into a second diary. A fragment of a letter (in Welsh) dated 1864 kept with the diary is from his brother, Thomas, who fought in the American Civil War.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (62 images)
1864-1893Inscriptions in books belonging to John Manuel of Bwlchyffridd, 1864-1893
Inscriptions in the Bible of John Manuel who brought it with him when he emigrated from Wales circa 1875, recording births and deaths of the Manuel family; inscription inside a hymn book belonging to John Manuel of Bwlchyffridd; and an inscription inside the New Testament presented to John Manuel on a ship in June 1873.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Nina Redmon;   Language: English; (7 images)
1864Letter from Thomas R. Owens written from Officers Hospital on Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee to his parents, 1864
Photocopy of a letter from Thomas R. Owens written from Officers Hospital on Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee to his parents [in Gomer, Allen County], dated June 9, 1864. It is with delight that he writes to his parents once again and gives thank for the privilege although he is somewhat weak in body. He gives an account of his movements as a patient since leaving the Regiment, and explains that he’s suffering badly with dysentery.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Joan Thomas;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1864-1865Three letters sent by Thomas H. Jones (1864 and 1865)
Three letters sent by Thomas H. Jones from Decatur, Georgia, September 18, 1864; Goldsboro, North Carolina, April 9, 1865; and Raleigh, North Carolina, April 30, 1865. They are all addressed to his sister, Anne. The first gives advice on morality to his sister if she intends to go to Covington or Cincinnati, the other two were written whilst he was in the army: the troops intend to march from the area and he may not be able to communicate for several weeks, and the news of Lincoln's death has affected him.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: Welsh; (10 images)
1865Company Descriptive Book belonging to Thomas R. Owens of the 118th Regiment Ohio Infantry [1865]
Copy of the Company Descriptive Book belonging to Thomas R. Owens of the 118th Regiment Ohio Infantry. He enlisted in this volunteer infantry regiment that was organized during the American Civil War in August 1862 and died from his wounds received in the Battle of Nashville in December 1864.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Joan Thomas;   Language: English; (23 images)
1866-1886Notebook of Josiah Jones, an undertaker and farmer of Gomer, Allen County, 1866-1886
Notebook of Josiah Jones (also known as Josiah Brynmair) of Gomer, Allen County. His work as an undertaker and a farmer is recorded here as he used it as a daybook recording financial accounts, but the notebook also reveal that he is a learned man, paying for subscriptions to periodicals such as Y Drych and Y Cenhadwr. The accounts also demonstrate that a large number of babies and children were buried during this period as diseases such as malaria were common before they drained the area of Gomer known as the Great Black Swamp.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English+Welsh; (198 images)
1868-1887Peat family letters
A series of 40 letters sent by Edward Peat from Liverpool, Ebensburg and Gomer, Ohio, to his brother Dafydd Peat, Glan-llyn, Llanbryn-mair. The manuscript also includes letters by Ann and Edward, his children, and letters sent from Ebensburg and Iowa by Morris Peat, another brother. Peat Family Letters (Features) >>
English translations available.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (263 images)
1868Marriage license of John J. Davis and Mary B. Evans, Scioto County (1868)
Marriage license of John J. Davis and Mary B. Evans of Scioto County, Ohio, dated 2 November 1868.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1869Isaac Smucker, History of the Welsh settlements in Licking County, Ohio : the characteristics of our Welsh pioneers- their church history with biographical sketches of our leading Welshmen (Newark : Ohio, 1869)
The history of the Welsh communities of Granville, Newark and Welsh Hills, Licking County, as well as the history of the Welsh chapels and churches and some of the renowned Welsh settlers in the area.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (27 images)
1870Owen Prys Manuscripts, Aberystwyth
A letter by John M. Jones, Saron, Welsh Hills, near Newark, Delaware County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1871-1975Record book of The Welsh Congregational Conference of Southern Ohio (Y Gymanfa), 1871-1975
Record book of The Welsh Congregational Conference of Southern Ohio (also referred to as the Central South Association of Welsh Congregational Churches), containing a copy of the Constitution; list of the locations of the Gymanfa across the state since 1871 and minutes and notes of the annual meetings.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (419 images)
1872(Harris Williams 28) Miscellanea
Letters by Evan M. Williams (a native of Merthyr Tydfil) from Mineral Ridge, Trumbull County, to his family in Wales.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (16 images)
1872R. D. Thomas, Hanes Cymry America (A History of the Welsh in America) (Utica, 1872) [English translation]
The first attempt to recount the history of the Welsh in the United States. The volume also includes useful information about the voyage and information about the Welsh press and its publications in America. The state of Ohio is described in Chapter 5.
English translation by Phillips G. Davies.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (538 images)
1872R. D. Thomas, Hanes Cymry America a'u sefydliadau, eu heglwysi a'u gweinidogion, eu cerddorion, eu beirdd a'u llenorion ... (Utica, 1872)
The first attempt to recount the history of the Welsh in the United States. The volume also includes useful information about the voyage and information about the Welsh press and its publications in America. The state of Ohio is described in Chapter 5.
English translation by Phillips G. Davies is available (see above).
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (563 images)
1876-1976Oak Hill, Ohio - Now 1976 and Then 1876
Leaflet prepared by the Bicentenary Committee of the Oak Hill Area.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1876Admittance card to a Welsh tea party (1876)
Admittance card to a Welsh tea party at Gomer Congregational Church on May 10, 1876.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1876Two composition books of Richard Newton Jones of Gomer, Allen County, 1876
Two composition books containing 'an account of my journey to Wales, in Wales, and from Wales' written by Richard Newton Jones in 1876. The travel notes begins as he embarks on his journey, leaving Lima, Allen County for Cincinnati in June. Within the month he arrived in Liverpool and travelled on to Llanbryn-mair. Visits were also made to Newtown and Aberystwyth during his stay in Wales.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (178 images)
1878-1911Papers of Stephen Jones and family who emigrated to Oak Hill from Cardiganshire in 1878
Miscellaneous collection of papers relating to Stephen Jones and his family who emigrated to Oak Hill from Cardiganshire in 1878. Among the material there is a photograph of Stephen and Anna (née Morgan) Jones, correspondence by the family to their relatives and friends, including those in Llangeitho and Aberystwyth; the papers also include poetry composed for literary competitions.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (54 images)
1878-1904Record book of Siloam Welsh Congregational Church, 1878-1904
Record book of the Secretary of Siloam Welsh Congregational Church with a list of members, minutes of meetings, and financial accounts, 1878-1904.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (182 images)
1878-1937Ledger book of Horeb Calvinistic Methodist Church, 1878-1937
Ledger book of Horeb Calvinistic Methodist Church used to record the accounts between the secretary and treasurer of the Association of Horeb; accounts of the Church with names of contributors and their contributions and payments; and a list of numbers and names of communicants.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English+Welsh; (233 images)
1880-1887Letters by Jack Edwards
More than 130 letters describing life in Cincinnati by Jack Edwards, who originally came from Aberystwyth.
Letters of Jack Edwards (Features) >>
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (696 images)
1880-1932Record book of Welsh C. M. Church, Jackson, 1880-1932
Record book used to record minutes of Church meetings, with a list of church members, baptisms and caretakers of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church in Jackson, Ohio.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (61 images)
1880-1888Register of baptisms of Sugar Creek Township, Allen County, 1880-1888
Register of baptisms of Sugar Creek Township, Allen County with names of children and their parents. A number are from the Leatherwood area and Gomer.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: Welsh; (19 images)
1880-1933Record book of the Welsh Calvinistic Church in Jackson, 1880-1933
Record book of the Welsh Calvinistic Church in Jackson listing names of members admitted and departed, 1880-1933.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: Welsh; (70 images)
1880-1895Record book of Nebo Church, 1880-1895
Record book of Nebo Church used by the Sunday school to record statistics and names of participants, 1880-1895.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (132 images)
1880-1948James H Lloyd Collection
The collection consists of 17 photographs of James H. Lloyd of Oak Hill’s ancestors. A photograph of Mary Evans Lloyd Jones (c. 1880) and a family portrait of David A. and Ann Thomas Lloyd and children (c. 1890) are of his paternal ancestry while the remainder are of his maternal ancestry, relating to the family of Rees[e] N. Edwards of Madison Township, Jackson County. He was born in Wales in 1854 and a member of the ‘Brynele’ clan of Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire. There are several photographs of him, including one of him standing outside Newt Evans’ Blacksmith shop in Oak Hill (c. 1908) and in the reception of Edwards Hotel, Oak Hill (1926) together with that of his family and also many of his four daughters – Elizabeth, Margaret, Estella and Ada, who performed as the popular Edwards Sisters Quartette. A photograph of their home church, Moriah, in the snow and the farmhouse of John O. Lloyd [the son of David and Ann Lloyd], whom Elizabeth married in 1913 also form part of the group together with Fox Den School and an audience outside Nebo Church.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: James H Lloyd; (25 images)
1880Photograph of Rowland Whittington of Gomer, c. 1880 and of David D. and Elizabeth Roberts of Gomer, c. 1880
The collection consists of photographs of Elizabeth Roberts' paternal grandparents; that of Rowland Whittington (1825-1899) of Gomer, Allen County, c. 1880 and a photograph of David D. Roberts (1823-1887) and his wife Elizabeth Roberts (née Edwards) of Gomer, Allen County, c. 1880.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Elizabeth Roberts; (4 images)
1881-1885Probate copy of the will of Thomas Roberts of Allen County (1885) and a letter addressed to William W. Roberts [his son] at Gomer, Allen County (1881)
Probate copy of the last will and testament of the late Thomas Roberts of Allen County, dated 24 August 1885. The original will was made on November 22, 1878 and a codicil dated July 21, 1882. Also included, an envelope and a letter in Welsh addressed to William W. Roberts at Gomer, Allen County [the son of Thomas Roberts], dated October 28, 1881 expressing sympathy following the loss of his wife.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Kay Studer;   Language: English+Welsh; (8 images)
1881-1885
Kay Studer Collection The Kay Studer collection consists of a probate copy of the will of Thomas Roberts of Allen County (1885) with a letter addressed to his son (1881), together with a number of photographs relating to the Roberts family.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Kay Studer;
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1882Letters and notes
A summary of Ezekiel Hughes’ life history by the Rev. Samuel Roberts. Ezekiel Hughes was the first Welshman to buy land in Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (1 image)
1882-1907Autograph album with entries by individuals from Ohio
Autograph album presented to Mrs N. M. Jones by her brother, William David on his return home from America, April 1882. It contains entries by individuals from Cincinnati and Youngstown, Ohio and some from England and Wales.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (71 images)
1883Letters to 'S. R.', 1825-1884
Letter dated 19 January 1883 from Paddy’s Run by Mary Vaughan to her cousin, with a copy of a reply by her cousin, S[amuel] R[oberts]. A short letter noting the death of his friend, David Howell, blacksmith, and that William Jones of Allen County attended the funeral. He had received a letter from Wales which stated that Cousin Richard Roberts is unwell.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1883-1892Record book of the Van Wert County Sunday Schools, 1883-1892
Record book of the Van Wert County Sunday Schools, for schools at Bethel, Horeb, Seion, Salem and Yorkville / Elgin (from 1887 onwards). Resolutions of the United Committee meetings are recorded together with statistics from the various schools.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia;   Language: Welsh; (244 images)
1885-1969Inscriptions in the Bible of Thomas Charles Lewis, Minffordd, Llanwrin, Montgomeryshire, 1885-1969
Inscriptions in the Bible of Thomas Charles Lewis of Minffordd, Llanwrin, Montgomeryshire recording births, marriages and deaths of the Lewis family of Gomer, Allen County.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Carla Lewis Olds;   Language: English; (4 images)
1885-1969
Carla Lewis Olds Collection The Carla Lewis Olds collection consists of inscriptions in the Bible of Thomas Charles Lewis, Minffordd, Llanwrin, Montgomeryshire; copy of a certificate of Naturalization of Rowland Lewis of Columbia, South Carolina and a collection of photographs.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Carla Lewis Olds;
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1886-1910Photographic collection of Gomer Welsh Community Museum, Allen County
The collection consists of 23 various photographs from Gomer Welsh Community Museum, Allen County relating to Gomer unless otherwise stated. A photograph of Will L. Evans of Evans and Griffith with his huckster wagon; a group of photographs of Gomer Welsh Congregational Church ladies wearing the Welsh national costume and photographs of Welshmen and women taken on Tom Price farm form part of this collection, together with photographs of G. W. Griffiths, storekeeper of the General Store in Gomer; a photograph of the staff of W. K. Boone Co. Hardware Store, Lima standing outside the shop; a photograph of the home of Dr Richard E. Jones with his family standing outside and another of him standing in front of a log cabin described as an 'office of 1855' in Gomer, 1890-1905. There is a photograph of Bethel Church and school house in Leatherwood near Gomer, a photograph of teachers and pupils of Leatherwood school, 1886 and of Leatherwood school reunion outside Bethel Church. There are several photographs of houses with their occupiers standing in front of them, including a photograph of a house built by Dr John Davis where the present church parsonage now stands; the Thomas homestead; the log cabin of Thomas and Esther Williams; the home of Josiah Jones (1807-1887), together with a photograph of Dr and Mrs Davis; a portrait photograph of Morris Thomas family and a photograph of Thomas H. Jones (1835-1914) and of Susan Francis Jones his wife, of Lima, Allen County [Josiah Jones' son and daughter-in-law]. A photograph of the interior of Gomer Congregational Church is also included.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ; (34 images)
1888Obituary of Josiah Jones of Gomer, Allen County (1888)
Obituary of the late Deacon Josiah Jones of Gomer, Ohio, printed on the front page of The Congregational Record: official organ of the Congregational Churches of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky Vol. 4, No. 1, January 18, 1888. Josiah Jones was a native of Llanbryn-mair and emigrated to Gomer, Allen County in 1850.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1889Letters 3 and 99 forming part of NLW MS 16787C from the Bontdolgadfan (Williams family) Papers
The first, a letter from Mary Breese, Venedocia dated 8 August 1889 to Mrs [William] Williams expressing her sympathy on the death of Hannah Williams. The letter dated 25 August 18?[5] by William Jones, Venedocia, is addressed to Sarah Williams, Llanbryn-mair giving news on life in Venedocia, county of Van Wert and highlighting the advantages of living there.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (12 images)
1889-1909Scrapbook album containing newspaper cuttings of obituaries and wedding invitations, 1889-1909
Scrapbook album containing newspaper cuttings of obituaries and wedding invitations of Welsh Americans mainly of southern Ohio, particularly from Oak Hill, Jackson County.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English+Welsh; (28 images)
1890-1893Letters by Margaret Mostyn Jones
9 letters sent by Margaret Mostyn Jones to her family in Llanasa, Flintshire, when she was living in Oak Hill, Jackson County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (58 images)
1890Letter from Richard Manuel of Shandon, Butler County to his brother D[avid] Manuel, 1890
Photocopy of a letter from Richard Manuel of Shandon, Butler County, addressed to his brother D[avid] Manuel, dated March 30, 1890. He thanks for the letter he has received from his brother. Family matters and the weather are discussed. End of the letter was used at a later time to list the names of the Manuel family.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Nina Redmon;   Language: English; (3 images)
1890-1902Record book of the Sunday School at Horeb Church, Van Wert County, 1890-1902
Record book used for the Sunday School at Horeb Church, Van Wert County, recording resolutions of meetings of the teachers and schools; list of officers and teachers absence and a summary of statistics.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia;   Language: Welsh; (12 images)
1890-1952Photographic collection of the Welsh-American Heritage Museum, Oak Hill
The collection consists of 19 photographs from the Welsh-American Heritage Museum, Oak Hill. A photograph of Evan C. Jones and Elizabeth, his wife of Jackson County, c. 1890 with a newspaper cutting of an obituary of their son, Evan C. Jones (d. 1910) attached to the mount; a group portrait of Rev. W. R. Evans and others; and a family portrait of the family of Rees[e] N. Edwards of Jackson County form part of this collection. There are several photographs taken at Nebo Church, Gallia County: a photograph of Rev. A. R. Jones and his family outside the parsonage of Nebo Church c. 1908 and another of them standing near Nebo, circa 1912; there are also photographs, taken in the early 1960s, of various ministers and members of the congregation standing in the pulpit and a photograph of a crowd at noon outside the church. A group of photographs relating to Soar Church, Jackson County, also forms part of the collection: a photograph of Soar Church, a reunion at Soar Church, 1927 and a reunion of an unknown date. A photograph of Welsh Americans in Welsh costume, Ironton, 1913; a photograph of Sardis Church, Jackson County and of teachers and pupils of Jaimes School, Jackson County, 1896 is included, together with a photograph of the Old Jefferson Furnace and employees, 1896 and The Aetna Fire Brick Company employees, 1941 of Oak Hill, Jackson County. Also, a photograph of the workers that built a road in the cemetery at Horeb Church, 1952.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ; (27 images)
1890-1980Collection of photographs compiled by Evan John Davis, Oak Hill, Ohio
The collection consists of photographs mainly relating to Oak Hill, the major industries in the area, the Welsh Pioneers who established and operated these first industries and the workers. Among the companies that reflect these industries are Jefferson Furnace Company, The Aetna Fire Brick and Coal Company, The Oak Hill Fire Brick and Coal Company, The Ohio Fire Brick Company, The Davis Fire Brick Company, The Diamond Brick Company, The Pyro Clay Products Company, The Blackfork Coal Company, The Cambria Clay Products Company, The Cedar Heights Clay Company, The Plibrico Jointless Fire Brick Company and The Oak Hill Savings Bank. Further information on these companies can be found in Industrial History Oak Hill. The collection also includes photographs of townscapes and the businesses of Oak Hill, some notable people and groups in the town together with a series of photographs of churches within the area.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan John Davis;   Language: Welsh; (160 images)
1892Diary of Thomas H. Jones of Lima, Allen County, 1892
A notebook used as a diary by Thomas H. Jones of Lima, Allen County with brief entries for the period May 11 to November 10, 1892 (with some gaps). Each entry begins with a daily observation on the weather and continues with a brief note in either English or Welsh of his day. He used a memorandum book that was made to the farmers and mechanics of The W. K. Boone Company, Lima, where he was a book-keeper.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English+Welsh; (44 images)
1893-1910
Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia Collection The collection of Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia consists of record books of the Sunday School at Horeb Church, Van Wert County; Van Wert County Sunday Schools and Salem Sunday School; a report by the Building Committee of the New Chapel of Seion Venedocia, Van Wert County (1906). There is also a collection of photographs of churches.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia;
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1894Letter by E. and Mary Evans and children, Youngstown
A letter dated 10 May 1894 by E. and Mary Evans and children, Youngstown, Mahoning County, addressed to relatives in the parish of Blaenpennal, Cardiganshire. They note their appreciation of receiving letters from home and inform them of the situation of relatives and acquaintances in Ohio and remark that the country’s circumstances remains poor.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (4 images)
1894Abstract of a deed of land to Thomas Watkins (1894)
An Abstract filed January 16, 1894 in Allen County, Ohio Deed Records of a patent deed between the State of Ohio to Thomas Watkins of land in the Piqua Land District in the County of Putnam, dated May 7, 1833.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Betty Watkins;   Language: English; (1 image)
1894
Betty Watkins Collection The Betty Watkins collection consists of a group of items relating to the history of the Watkins family of Dolau, Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire. Included are notes on the history of Thomas Watkins and his family who emigrated to America in 1827 and settled in Allen County; abstract of a deed of land to him in Putnam County (1894) and a photograph of the Waktins tombstone.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Betty Watkins;
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1895-1905The Minute Book of the Welsh Pioneers Association of the counties of Trumbull and Mahoning, Ohio (1895-1905)
The Minute Book of the Welsh Pioneers Association of Trumbull and Mahoning, Ohio. It includes minutes from the society's meetings and newspaper cuttings describing the annual reunions. A list of the society's members is also given.
Register and Minute Book of the Welsh Pioneers (Features) >>
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (83 images)
1895Eisteddfod Gomer Program (1895)
Program of Eisteddfod Gomer held in Grand Pavilion at Gomer, Ohio on October 30, 1895.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (52 images)
1895Two letters sent from Cilcennin to Gallia County in 1895
Two letters sent from Cilcennin, Cardiganshire: the first from Jenkin Rees, dated May 13, 1895 and the second from Mary Hammer, dated December 12, 1895. Both reply negatively to Mr D. O. W. Davies of Thurman Post Office, Gallia County following his request for details about his grandfather who had passed away.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: Welsh; (10 images)
1895-1920Record Book of the Sunday School at Nebo Church, 1895-1920
Extract of account book of Nebo Church Sunday School, which record statistics and names of participants for the period 1901-1920 (with gaps).
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (10 images)
1896W. R. Evans, Hanes Sefydliadau Cymreig Siroedd Jackson a Gallia O[hio] (Utica, 1869)
The history of the first Welsh pioneers to settle in southeast Ohio as well as the chapels and churches established there.
An English translation is available - see History of the Welsh settlements in Jackson, Gallia Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: Welsh; (189 images)
1896William R. Evans, History of Welsh Settlements in Jackson and Gallia Counties, O., (Chatham, Ohio : 1989) [English translation]
History of the Welsh pioneers and Welsh settlements of Jackson and Gallia counties. Welsh version (Hanes Sefydliadau Cymreig Siroedd Jackson a Gallia, O.) published in 1896. English translation by Phillips G. Davies, edited by Lillian Thomas Brownfield.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (89 images)
1896Eisteddfod Lima Program (1896)
Official Souvenir Program of the Second Grand Eisteddfod held in the City of Lima at Faurot’s Opera House, Lima, Ohio on January 1, 1896.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (48 images)
1898-1922Register of the Welsh Pioneers of Mahoning Valley and their descendants (1898-1922)
A register by Welsh emigrants during the annual reunion of the Association of the Welsh Pioneers of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. It has 7 columns in order to record: name; residence; age; date emigrated to the U.S.; home in Wales; occupation; remarks. It includes nearly 150 pages and 4000 records.
Register and Minute Book of the Welsh Pioneers (Features) >>
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (154 images)
1898Cleveland Eisteddfod Program (1898)
Official Souvenir Program of the Cleveland Eisteddfod held on December 26, 1898, under the auspices of the Cleveland Cambrian Society.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (68 images)
1899-1900National Eisteddfod Program (1899/1900)
Official Program of the National Eisteddfod held at the Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio on December 31, 1899 and January 1, 1900, under the auspices of The Cincinnati Eisteddfod Association.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (64 images)
1900-1901Program of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Eisteddfod of The Central Ohio Eisteddfod Association (1900/1901)
Program of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Eisteddfod under the auspices of The Central Ohio Eisteddfod Association, held in The Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio on December 31, 1900 and January 1, 1901.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (58 images)
1900-1970Photographs from Evan E and Elizabeth F Davis' Collection
The collection consists of two photographs. The first being the interior of Horeb Church, Jackson County and the other is of the exterior of Centerville Calvinistic Methodist Church, Gallia County.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill; (3 images)
1901Warranty deed with dower to Thomas E. Price and Richard B. Price of Putnam County (1901)
Warranty deed with dower from Jacob Price to Thomas E. Price and Richard B. Price of Putnam County of land in Sugar Creek Township, Putnam County, dated March 2, 1901.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Verona Sandy;   Language: English; (2 images)
1904Van Wert Eisteddfod Program (1904)
The Souvenir Official Programme of the First Annual Eisteddfod held in The Auditorium, Van Wert, Ohio on December 28, 1904, under the auspices of The Van Wert Eisteddfod Association.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (58 images)
1905-1910Record book of Salem Sunday School, 1905-1910
Extract of the Secretary's record book for Salem Sunday School, [Venedocia, Van Wert County] which records the classes' statistics.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia;   Language: English+Welsh; (5 images)
1906Report by the Building Committee of the New Chapel of Seion Venedocia, Van Wert County, Ohio (1906)
Report entitled Adroddiad Pwyllgor Adeiladu Capel Newydd Seion Venedocia, Swydd Van Wert, Ohio which is a report by the Building Committee of the New Chapel of Seion Venedocia, Van Wert County, Ohio that opened on October 11 and 12, 1902. The report was published in 1906 and gave an historical introduction of the church together with a list of donations and payments.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia;   Language: English+Welsh; (46 images)
1908-1910David Hugh Evans Collection
The collection consists of two photographs. The first is a photograph of William Bebb Evans (centre) and Watkins brothers standing outside a livery shop each with a horse, in Venedocia, Van Wert County, c. 1910. The other is a photograph of Venedocia Post Office and harness shop run by D. J. Evans in Venedocia c. 1908.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: David Hugh Evans; (4 images)
1910Delphos Eisteddfod Program (1910)
Official Program and Souvenir of the Eisteddfod held at Mammoth Rink, Delphos, Ohio on October 18, 1910, under the auspices of The Venedocia Male Chorus of Venedocia, Ohio.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (36 images)
1910L. D. Davies, Some Facts with Reference to the Welsh of Columbus, Ohio, From its earliest times up to 1860 (1910)
The history of the Welsh settlement in Columbus and some of the city’s famous Welshmen up to 1860.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (47 images)
1914Obituary of Thomas H. Jones of Lima, Allen County [1914]
Newspaper cutting of an obituary of Thomas H. Jones of Lima, Allen County. He was described as a 'patriarch and churchman' and was a 'widely known Welshman, "Uncle Tommy Jones" to thousands, beloved by many'. He was born in Llanbryn-mair in 1835 and emigrated with his parents to Gomer at 15 years of age.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1915History, Constitution, By-laws, 1833-1915: Welsh Congregational Church, Gomer, Ohio (1915)
A handbook giving a brief illuminative survey of notable events in the history of the Welsh Congregational Church of Gomer, Allen County. The revised Constitution and By-laws, and the Articles of Incorporation are also printed in full.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (28 images)
1918Story of the Welsh Pioneers (1918)
The published booklet tells how six families including thirty-four persons came to Jackson and Gallia counties in 1818. It was read by Virgil H. Evans (a direct descendant of one of the six leaders, and who lives on one of the original farms) at the Centennial at Centerville, Ohio on August 29, 1918.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English; (16 images)
1918Certificate of Naturalization of Rowland Lewis of Columbia, State of South Carolina (1918)
Photocopy of a Certificate of Naturalization of Rowland Lewis of Columbia in the State of South Carolina, dated November 9, 1918. His wife was Lizzie Lewis (née Jones) of Gomer, Allen County, Ohio.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Carla Lewis Olds;   Language: English; (2 images)
1921Rio Grande Eisteddfod Program (1921)
Official Program of the Sixth Annual Eisteddfod held in Rio Grande, Gallia County on May 20, 1921.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English+Welsh; (20 images)
1924Eisteddfod Program of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association (1924)
Official Program of the Third Annual Eisteddfod of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association held at Jackson, Ohio on September 26, 1924.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English+Welsh; (100 images)
1926-1967Record book of Tyn Rhos Welsh Congregational Church, 1926-1967
Record book of the Secretary of Tyn Rhos Welsh Congregational Church with a list of members, minutes of meetings, transcript of deeds and financial accounts.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (122 images)
1928Photograph of the Edwards (of Brynele) family reunion
A photograph of the Edwards (of Brynele) family reunion taken outside Moriah Church, Oak Hill, Jackson County, 1928.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Mary Ellen Morgan; (2 images)
1929Virgil H. Evans, The Family Tree of John Jones (Tirbach), elder or Patriarch of the Welsh Settlement of Jackson and Gallia (Columbus, 1929)
Information on the descendants of John Jones, Tirbach, as well as a description of the lives of the early Welsh pioneers.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (58 images)
1930Welsh Hymns and Tunes of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association Gymanfa Ganu (1930)
A booklet of Favorite Welsh Hymns and Tunes with Welsh and English Words to be used at the Gymanfa Ganu on October 26, 1930, at the Eisteddfod Auditorium, Jackson, Ohio, held under the auspices of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English+Welsh; (36 images)
1933Program for the Centennial Celebration at Gomer, Ohio, held on September 2, 3, 4, 1933
Program for the Centennial Celebration at Gomer, Ohio, held on September 2, 3, 4, 1933. The years between 1833 and 1933 was described as a 'century of progress'.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (8 images)
1935Gymanfa Ganu Program of The Welsh Congregational Church, Cincinnati (1935)
Program of the Second Annual Gymanfa Ganu of The Welsh Congregational Church, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, held on November 10, 1935.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English+Welsh; (28 images)
1935Eisteddfod Program of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association (1935)
Official Program of the Thirteenth Annual Eisteddfod and Homecoming by the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association held in Jackson, Ohio on November 7 and 8, 1935.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English+Welsh; (44 images)
1937Rio Grande Eisteddfod Program (1937)
Official Program of the Rio Grande Eisteddfod under auspices of Centerville Lodge, held in Rio Grande, Gallia County, on April 9, 1937.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English+Welsh; (36 images)
1937Florence Jenkins Cope, The history of the Jackson, Ohio eisteddfod (MA Thesis, Ohio State University, 1937)
A thesis presenting the history of the eisteddfod in Jackson County, Ohio, from its early activity in the 1870s, to the formation of the Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association in 1922, and through to the decline of the eisteddfods following the Grand National of 1930. It also provides the history of the early Welsh Settlements in Ohio together with a brief history of the organization and traditions of the eisteddfod in Wales and in the United States.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (109 images)
1937Leaflet announcing the 1938 National Eisteddfod (1937)
A leaflet announcing the 1938 National Eisteddfod to be held at Warren, Ohio, under the auspices of The Trumbull County Eisteddfod Association.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (4 images)
1938Certificate presented at Rio Grande Eisteddfod (1938)
Certificate presented to Chloe Maloney who was awarded first prize for Soprano Solo at the Rio Grande Eisteddfod, April 8, 1938.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1938Dan T. Davis (compiled and ed.), Early history of Horeb Church (1938)
A booklet providing early history of Horeb Church as compiled and edited by Dan T. Davis for its centennial on August 12, 13, 14, 1938. Many individuals provided articles to the publication providing varied viewpoints to the history of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church in Jackson County.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English+Welsh; (48 images)
1938-1985
Marilyn Davis Payne Collection The Marilyn Davis Payne collection consists of a group of printed material relating to the history of churches and worship in Jackson and Gallia counties; two newspaper articles – one on the history of the first Welsh settlers in Ohio and the other recording the Oak Hill Bicentennial in 1976; a booklet compiled by Dan T. Davis on “Us” Davises [1950] where he traces the history of his family who emigrated from Cardiganshire to Ohio; and a program for a reunion of the descendants of David and Elizabeth Davies of Pyllau Duon, Cardiganshire in 1985. A photograph is also included.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;
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1939Florence Forsythe Evans, The Eisteddfod (Session): a study of the traditional Welsh folk festival competition in the fine arts (Master of Music Thesis, American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois, 1939)
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Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English; (144 images)
1939Rio Grande Eisteddfod Program (1939)
Official Program of the Third Annual Rio Grande Eisteddfod under auspices of Centerville Lodge, held at Rio Grande, Ohio on May 12, 1939.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English+Welsh; (36 images)
1941Rio Grande Eisteddfod Program (1941)
Official Program of the Fifth Annual Rio Grande Eisteddfod under auspices of Centerville Lodge, held in Rio Grande, Gallia County on April 25, 1941.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English+Welsh; (36 images)
1943Hugh and Haydn Owens Memorial Eisteddfod Program (1943)
Official Program of the Hugh and Haydn Owens Memorial Eisteddfod held on July 3, 1943 at Harding High School, Warren, Ohio, under the auspices of The Trumbull County Eisteddfod Association.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (24 images)
1944Dan T. Davis, A condensed history of the Sunday School Conference of the Presbyterian Churches of Jackson and Gallia counties for the century beginning in 1844 (1944)
The booklet detailing one hundred years of Sunday School furtherance published as part of the centenary celebrations held near Oak Hill, Ohio in August 1944 of the founding of the Sunday School Conference of the former Calvinistic Methodist, now the Presbyterian churches of Jackson and Gallia counties.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English; (23 images)
1946Teachers and pupils of Jefferson Furnace School for the Jefferson Furnace Company Homecoming (1946)
A list of teachers and pupils of Jefferson Furnace School for the Jefferson Furnace Company Homecoming in Oak Hill, Ohio, September 2, 1946.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (9 images)
1946Visitors of the Jefferson Furnace Company Homecoming (1946)
A list of visitors of the Jefferson Furnace Company Homecoming in Oak Hill, Ohio, September 2, 1946.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (21 images)
1946Former employees of Jefferson Furnace Company and/or Jefferson Iron Company at the Homecoming (1946)
A list of former employees of the Jefferson Furnace Company and/or Jefferson Iron Company Homecoming, in Oak Hill, Ohio, September 2, 1946.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (10 images)
1946Newspaper cutting on the history of Siloam Welsh Congregational Church [c. 1946]
Newspaper cutting of an article entitled History of 86-year-old Siloam Church by J. Boyd Davis giving an account of the history of the cause and end of Siloam Welsh Congregational Church in Perry Township, Gallia County, circa 1946.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (1 image)
1946Booklet entitled Celebration of the ninety-second anniversary of the founding of Jefferson Furnace held on the Furnace Grounds on Labor Day, Monday September 2, 1946 (1946)
A booklet published following a homecoming in celebration of the ninety-second anniversary of the founding of Jefferson Furnace held on the Furnace Grounds on Labor Day, September 2, 1946. The work was original printed in the September 4, 1946 issue of the Oak Hill Press.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English; (32 images)
1946Newspaper cutting of an article entitled History of first Ohio Welsh settlers to be heard on special WLW program (1946)
Newspaper cutting of an article entitled History of first Ohio Welsh settlers to be heard on special WLW program with a picture of leading participants in the Welsh broadcast between Jackson, Ohio and Cilcennin, Cardiganshire on January 26, 1946.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English; (1 image)
1946Photograph of D. Merrill Davis
A black and white photograph of D. Merrill Davis (left) during a radio broadcast of a special WLW program broadcasted between Jackson, Ohio and Cilcennin, Cardiganshire on January 26, 1946. As a Jackson school official, he directed the chorus for this program of Welsh music on WLW station.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne; (1 image)
1948Centenary history of the Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Ohio, September 3, 4 and 5, 1948 (Venedocia, Ohio, 1948)
History of the Salem Presbyterian Church and the Venedocia, Van Wert County, community presented in a booklet published in their centenary year, with a brief biographical note on the ministers who served. Includes some favorite hymns of the Salem Church in Welsh and English.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (62 images)
1950Dan T. Davis (compiled and ed.), 'Us' Davises [1950]
Booklet compiled and edited by Dan T. Davis tracing the history of his family from 1950 back to the eighteenth-century when they resided in Cardiganshire. His parents and grandparents emigrated to Ohio in 1847.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English; (39 images)
1951Newspaper cutting of Dan T. Davis' article, Ohio's Last Charcoal Furnace (1951)
Article published in The Columbus Sunday Dispatch Magazine, December 9, 1951, giving an account of Ohio's last charcoal iron-producing furnace located in the Hanging Rock region of southern Ohio and Kentucky, where the settlers utilized cleared timber to produce iron from ore.
Collection: Ohio/ Madog ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1952Newspaper cutting on Welsh settlers of Jackson County (1952)
Newspaper cutting of an article on the Welsh settlers of Jackson County from Cleveland Plain Dealer Pictorial Magazine, August 3, 1952.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English; (3 images)
1960-1980Gymanfa Ganu Programs Columbus (1960 and 1980)
Programs of the Twelfth Annual Gymanfa Ganu (23 October 1960) and the 32nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu (19 October 1980) held by The Welsh Singing Society of Columbus, Ohio.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (8 images)
1971The Ninety-Ninth Welsh Gymanfa of The Central South East Ohio Association of The United Church of Christ (Nebo, 1971)
Program including a brief history of the Gymanfa.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1972-1981Welsh-American Heritage Museum flyers
A selection of flyers promoting The Welsh-American Heritage Museum (1972, 1974 and 1981).
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (6 images)
1972The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Welsh Gymanfa: The Annual Conference (Tyn Rhos and Nebo, 1972)
Program including a brief history of the Gymanfa and the local chapels.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (16 images)
1973'Saga of Edwards Family, Brynele, Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire, Wales and Williams Family, Pantybeudy, Llangeitho, Cardiganshire Wales' by David E. Morgan, Columbus, Ohio, May 1973
Photocopy of 'Saga of Edwards Family, Brynele, Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire, Wales and Williams Family, Pantybeudy, Llangeitho, Cardiganshire Wales: both families settled at Moriah Church in Madison Township, Jackson County, Ohio' by David E. Morgan, Columbus, Ohio, May 1973. The essay provides a background to the history of the Edwards family of Nantcwnlle; a brief history of Moriah Church at Oak Hill; and of the Williams family of Pantybeudy who emigrated with one of the Edwardses of Brynele in 1837.
NOTE: page 2 in 'Background of The Edwards Family, Brynele' essay and page 6 in 'The Williams Family, Pantybeudy' are missing.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Mary Ellen Morgan;   Language: English; (22 images)
1973
Mary Ellen Morgan Collection The Mary Ellen Morgan collection consists of items relating to the history of the Edwards family of Brynele, Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire who emigrated to Ohio in the 1830s. There are two essays and a photograph.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Mary Ellen Morgan;
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1975Niles Annual Gymanfa Ganu Program (1975)
Forty-Ninth Annual Gymanfa Ganu Song Festival.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1975-1982Gymanfa Ganu Programs: The Welsh Gymanfa of the Central Southeast Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ
Programs of the Gymanfa Ganu held at The Welsh-American Heritage Museum in Oak Hill (1975 and 1981) and Tyn Rhos Church (1982).
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (12 images)
1976Gymanfa Ganu Program (1976)
1776 - Bi-Centennial - 1976
Gymanfa Ganu
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (2 images)
1976-1977Gomer Annual Gymanfa Ganu Program (1977)
Fifty-ninth Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Gomer United Church of Christ, Gomer, Allen County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1976Newspaper article entitled 'Oak Hill, Ohio American Bicentennial 1776-1976' (1976)
Newspaper article entitled Oak Hill, Ohio American Bicentennial 1776-1976 published in the Journal Herald in July 1, 1976. It was published during Oak Hill bicentennial celebrations of 1976, with pictures recalling memories from the past.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English; (1 image)
1979Evan E. Davis (ed.), Our Heritage: Early History of Tyn Rhos Welsh Congregational Church and its neighborhood (1979)
A booklet on the history of Tyn Rhos and the Welsh community in the Oak Hill neighborhood, Jackson County, edited by Evan E. Davis.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (64 images)
1979Commemorative oak tree planting at Oak Hill, Ohio and Aberaeron, Wales, May 25, 1979
The collection contains a program for the ceremony of planting a commemorative tree at the Welsh-American Heritage Museum, Oak Hill and in Alban Square, Aberaeron on May 25, 1979, with excerpt from the presentations; a program card for the ceremony held on the same day at the Memorial Hall, Aberaeron on the presentation of a plaque to commemorate the emigration to Ohio from Aberaeron Pier 1818-1848; and a newspaper cutting recounting the ceremonies held in Aberaeron, Ceredigion.
Collection: Ohio/ Oak Hill ;   Language: English+Welsh; (9 images)
1980-1983Gwledd Dewi Sant, Oak Hill and Columbus (1980-1983)
Programs of the "Gwledd Dewi Sant" held in Oak Hill (1980, 1982 and 1983) and Columbus (1983).
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English+Welsh; (16 images)
1980Evan Edward Davis, Industrial History, Oak Hill, Ohio (Portsmouth : Ohio, 1980)
The history of the main industries in the Oak Hill area, Jackson County, and the Welsh pioneers who founded them.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (170 images)
1982Niles Annual Gymanfa Ganu Program (1982)
Fifty-Sixth Annual Gymanfa Ganu Welsh Hymn Festival: The Niles Gymanfa Ganu Association.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1982Newsletter (1982)
The Welsh Society of Greater Cincinnati newsletter
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (6 images)
1983St David's Day Dinner Program, Cincinnati (1983)
Fourth Dinner of the Welsh Society of Greater Cincinnati
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1983Eisteddfod Program
Eisteddfod Program of the Jackson City schools, Jackson, Ohio (1983).
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (4 images)
1984Venedocia Gymanfa Ganu Program (1984)
Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Van Wert County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (3 images)
1985Program for a reunion of the descendants of David and Elizabeth Davies of Pyllau Duon, Cardiganshire (1985)
Program for the Reunion of the descendants of David and Elizabeth Davies (Pyllau Duon) of Cardiganshire, held at Horeb Church on September 7, 1985.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English; (4 images)
1985Roland L. Edwards (compiled and ed.), A history of Moriah (1985)
A pamphlet on the history of Moriah as compiled and edited by Roland L. Edwards for its Sesquicentennial on October 12, 13, 1985. Moriah Church and Cemetery was founded in 1835 and recorded here are the 150 years of service at Madison Township, Jackson County, and is said to be the oldest in the Jackson and Gallia Circuit of Welsh Calvinistic Methodist churches.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Marilyn Davis Payne;   Language: English; (40 images)
1986Esther R. Benzing (ed.), Governor William Bebb: cabin-birthplace and park (Butler County, Ohio, 1986)
The booklet was compiled from dedication copy of June 17, 1961 giving the history of the preservation of the cabin birthplace of William Bebb, the nineteenth Governor of Ohio (1846 to 1849). The cabin was originally owned by Edward Bebb, his father, who was the first Welshman to settle in Morgan Township, Butler County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (23 images)
1993Anne Kelly Knowles, The making of ethnic capitalists: Welsh iron-makers in Southern Ohio (PhD Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993)
A thesis which gathers information as to where and how individual immigrants lived in Cardiganshire and southern Ohio by reconstructing their lives by the use of geographical and biographical data. The study focuses on how they dealt with the constraints and opportunities that defined them during the early 19th-century and to the transformation that came as a result of the impact of capitalism.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (317 images)
2002Photograph of the tombstone of Thomas R. Owens of Allen County
A photograph of the tombstone of Thomas R. Owens of Allen County who died in December 1864 from his wounds received in the Battle of Nashville during the American Civil War.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Joan Thomas; (2 images)
2003Elinor Ann Ingham, 'Analysis of the sources relating to the emigration of the pioneers of 1818 from Cilcennin, Cardiganshire to Gallia/Jackson, Ohio' (MScEcon Thesis, University of Wales Aberystwyth, 2003)
A dissertation which focuses on the analysis of sources relating to the pioneers who emigrated from Cilcennin, Cardiganshire to Gallia and Jackson Counties, Ohio in 1818. As an early example within the history of the exodus from Wales to America, the background to emigration is investigated and an account of a particular group of families with details of the individuals, their journey, settlements, and their descendants are provided.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (89 images)
2003The history of the Congregational Church, Shandon, Ohio (Shandon, Ohio, 2003)
The history of the first two hundred years of ministry at Shandon Congregational Church, 1803-2003, with a list of pastors of the church. The church, now known as The United Church of Christ, Shandon, Ohio held several bicentennial events in celebration, which are listed in the booklet.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (28 images)
2003A self-guided driving tour of historic Morgan Township (Shandon, Ohio, 2003)
The booklet was published by the Morgan Township Historical Society to commemorate the celebration of the Ohio and Butler County Bicentennials. It gives a snapshot view of a collection of 48 historic sites constructed in Morgan Township, including the communities of Okeana and Shandon, between 1811 and the World War I era.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (32 images)
2006Felicity Childs, ‘....from your dear brother Jack’: emigrant letter-writing as an historical source. An analysis of the letters of Jack Edwards, Aberystwyth (MA Thesis, Cardiff University, 2006)
A dissertation concentrating on the custom of writing correspondence by many emigrants and their families and friends in Wales, with examination of the linguistics, form and themes of the letters. The research focuses on a collection of letters written and received by Jack Edwards from Aberystwyth who emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1880s, and which demonstrates their value as an historical and literary source.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (67 images)
c.-1889Photograph of Ebenezer Church, c. 1889
A photograph of Ebenezer Church, Gallia County, c. 1889.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Jeanne Jones Jindra; (1 image)
c.-1900Photograph of the Foulkes homestead
A framed photograph of the Foulkes homestead with Richard Foulkes and his family outside, Vaughnsville, Putnam County, c. 1900.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: John Foulkes; (1 image)
c. 1875 - c. [1895]Photographs of the Manuel family of Gomer, c. 1875 - c. [1895] and a photograph of Richard Griffith and Griffith Griffith
The collection consists of a photograph of John Manuel of Gomer, Allen County, c. 1880, another of him with his son Martin (b. 1868), c. 1875 and a family portrait photograph of John Manuel with his wife Elizabeth from his second marriage and their children, Grace, Cleveland, Elizabeth Pearl and Sarah Eve, c. [1895]. John Manuel originally from Bwlchyffridd emigrated to America c. 1873. A photograph of Richard Griffith and Griffith Griffith is also included.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Nina Redmon; (6 images)
c. 1897 - c.-1909Photographs of the Roberts and Schindler family of Gomer, c. 1897 - c. 1909
The collection consists of photographs relating to the Roberts family of Gomer, Allen County. A photograph of William William Roberts' homestead and another of a barn, both with him and his family in front of the buildings, c. 1897. A family portrait of the eight children of William Roberts, and a portrait of the Schindler and Roberts family, c. 1909 also form part of this collection.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Kay Studer; (6 images)
c. 1898-1925Photographs of Salem Presbyterian Church and Horeb Church, Jonestown School and Vacation Bible School, Venedocia, Van Wert County, c. 1898 - 1925
The collection consists of a photograph of Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Van Wert County under construction, c. 1898 and of the completed building with the congregation standing outside, 1898; a photograph of the pupils of Jonestown School, Van Wert, 1916; a group of photographs of Horeb Church, Venedocia showing the exterior and the interior of the frame church (pre-1905) and the brick church (post-1905) and a photograph of the teachers and students (with Anna Mary Jones as one of the leaders) of the Vacation Bible School, Venedocia, standing outside Salem Church, 1925.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia; (9 images)
n. d.Newspaper cuttings
Two short articles on the Annual Gymanfa Ganu held in Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Van Wert County.
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (2 images)
n.d.Short newspaper article on Gymanfa Ganu and "Noson Lawen" held in Gomer, Allen County
Newspaper cutting 1983(?)
Collection: NLW ;   Language: English; (1 image)
n.d.Blotting-paper of The Cambria Clay Products Co., Blackfork, Ohio
Blotting-paper of The Cambria Clay Products Co., Blackfork, Jackson County, Ohio advertising Silica Brick “Sharon” Brand.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Evan E. and Elizabeth F. Davis, Oak Hill;   Language: English; (2 images)
n.d.'The history of the of the “Brynele” Edwardses' written and compiled by Estella Jones Jenkins
Photocopy of a draft version of an essay on 'The history of the "Brynele" Edwardses' written and compiled by Estella Jones Jenkins with contributions from others. Their family history is traced back to her great-grandfather Nathaniel Edwards of Brynele, in Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire of whom some of his children emigrated to Ohio, notably, Daniel Edwards in 1834/5.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Mary Ellen Morgan;   Language: English; (74 images)
n.d.Notes on the family history of Thomas Watkins of Dolau, Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire
Notes on the family history of Thomas Watkins of Dolau, Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire who emigrated to America in 1827 and settled in Sugar Creek Township, Allen County in 1833. He and other two Welshmen were the first Welsh pioneers to settle in this part of Ohio, later named Gomer.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Betty Watkins;   Language: English; (2 images)
n.d.Map of Sugar Creek Township, Allen County
Map (2 inches to the mile) of Sugar Creek Townships 2 & 3 South, Range 6 East, Allen County. The map indicates how the land has been divided into parcels and names those who own those parcels.
Collection: Ohio/ Gomer ;   Language: English; (2 images)
n.d.Photograph of David D. Lloyd of Gomer
A photograph of David D. Lloyd (1861-1920) of Gomer, Allen County. He was born in Wales.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Barbara J. Lloyd; (2 images)
n.d.Photograph of Watkins tombstone in Pike Run Cemetery
A photograph of the Watkins tombstone in Pike Run Cemetery, Gomer, Allen County commemorating Thomas Watkins who died in 1891 and his wife Jane Watkins who died in 1884. The photograph is attached to a photocopy of the obituaries of both, printed at the time of their deaths. Thomas Watkins was a native of Dolau, Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire and settled in Sugar Creek Township, Allen County in 1833 following his marriage to Jane of Paddy’s Run, Butler County two years previously.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Betty Watkins; (1 image)
n.d., c.-1918Photograph of Edward Jones Stephen (Tanymarian) and a photograph of Rowland Lewis of Gomer, c. 1918
A photograph of Edward Jones Stephen, also known by his bardic name of Tanymarian (1822-1885) and a photograph of Rowland Lewis (b. 1892) of Gomer, Allen County in his uniform, taken at Camp Jackson Studio, Columbia, South Carolina, c. 1918.
Collection: Ohio/ Private: Carla Lewis Olds; (2 images)

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