CANTON:

 ITS PIONEERS AND HISTORY.

 A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF FULTON COUNTY.

BY ALONZO M. SWAN.

1871

(edited by Carla Finley)

 


TO MY WIFE,
MARY S. SWAN,
THIS WORK IS DEDICATED:
YOURSELF THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF FOUR PIONEERS, AND
ONE OF THE FIRST WHITE CHILDREN BORN IN KNOX COUNTY.
A GOOD WIFE, AN AFFECTIONATE MOTHER,
MAY YOU BE HAPPY THROUGH LIFE, IS THE PRAYER OF
YOUR AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND.
THE AUTHOR

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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  Page
First Settlement by Theodore Sergeant,
Isaac Swan and Nathan Jones
5
Jones's First Addition to Canton 7
First Wedding in Canton Township 11
First School-House in Canton 13
Organization of Fulton County 16
Incidents-Out of Meat 17
How Buckheart Township Acquired its Name 17
Habits and Customs of the Pioneers 18
A Call to Preach 25
Dargo B. Jones 27
Isaac Swan 28
Daniel Babbett 29
Stump Quarters 29
Brisk Business 30
Presbyterian Church History 31
Church Division 37
The Congregational Church History 41
Resolutions on Slavery 47
Joshua Township-Public Square 50
First Baptist Church History 54
First Sabbath School 63
Anecdotes: Converting Drunkards 64
Pioneer Method of Advertising:
A Literal Interpretation
65
A Parson Nonplussed 66
Pay in Preaching-Anecdote of Buckley 67
The First Turning Lathe 69
The Corn-Husking 70
The Shingle Weaver-The First House in Canton 72
Show-Day 74
The Westerfield Defeat 76
Theodore Sergeant-James Sebree 87
Dewey Brothers 89
Samuel Porter-Henry Clark 90
The Storm 91
Remarkable Change of Temperature-Sebree's Tavern 94
A Training Day in 1830 95
First Incorporation 98
Second Incorporation of Canton 102
The City of Canton 107
Pork Packing 113
Robert C. Culton 119
Plow Manufactory-Wm. Parlin 120
Ingersoll Brothers 123
Anecdote of John Bevard 123
Beginning in the Higher Branches 124
D. C. Jones-Parley C. Stearns 125
Canton's Part in the Mormon War 126
The Whiskey War 132
J. B. Coykendall 136
The Swinette 137
Canton Fairs 138
Mahlon S. Hoblett 140
John Coleman, Senior 140
Parliamentary-In Form 141
Not Prepared 142
Canton's Manufactures: Foundries and Machine Shops-James Savill's Foundry, J. M. Savill's Foundry and Machine-Shop; Cigar Manufactories-E. H. Curtiss, Dean & Armstrong; Hoffman & Son's Star Wagon Manufactory; Piper's Woolen Manufactory 143
The Fire Department 147
Wm. Seavy-Deacon Nathan Jones 150
Conclusion 151

 

ERRATA.


Page 14, first line of second paragraph, for "1865" read "1869" (date of death of Mrs. Anderson).

Page 49, first line of third paragraph, for "Rev. Edward Bates" read "Rev. Henry Bates." Fourth line of same paragraph, for " $1,250" read "$1,500."

Page 51, last line of second paragraph, for "south side " read " north side."

Page 53, last line but one of fourth paragraph, for "1865" read "1867."

Page 118, first line of last paragraph, for " J. B. McCreary" read "J. S. McCreary."

 


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