Williams County

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Established: February 12, 1820
County Seat: Bryan

  • Ainger
  • Alvordton
  • Bettsford
  • Blakeslee
  • Boise
  • Bryan
  • Cooney
  • Deer Lick
  • Domestic
  • Durbins Corners
  • Eagle Creek
  • Edgerton
  • Edon
  • Grisier
  • Howe
  • Karle
  • Kunkle
  • Lockport
  • Lukes Corners
  • Mazes Corners
  • Melburn
  • Montpelier
  • Nettlelake
  • Northwest
  • Oak
  • Phalanx
  • Pioneer
  • Primrose
  • Pulaski
  • Saint Joseph
  • Springlake
  • Stryker
  • West Bridgewater
  • West Buffalo
  • Westburgh
  • West Unity
  • Williams Center
  • Wilna

Active post offices in bold.

Communities that published newspapers are italicized.

 

CAC HOLDINGS

Board of Commissioners

  1. Blind Relief Record, 1908-1913, 1r (#104)
  2. Commissioners' Journals, 1859-1970, 14r (#8-20, 31)
  3. Commissioners' Journals - County Home, 1913-1947, 1r (#20)
  4. Index to Commissioners' Journals, 1873-1967, 3r (#6-8)

Board of Elections

  1. Poll Book & Tally Sheet, 1886, 1r (#104)

Clerk of Courts

District Court

  1. Complete Records, 1852-1860, 1r (#35)

Supreme Court

  1. Complete Records, 1833-1851, 1r (#35)

County Auditor

  1. Civil War Bounties and Military Papers, (Includes Exemptions, Discharges, Receipts, Correspondence, Fiscal Records, Relief Payments and Statements, Applications, & Claims) 1859, 1861-1892, 10r (#21-30)
  2. Enumerations of School Age Youth, 1914-1916, 1921-1958 1r (#86)
  3. Militia Rolls and Enumerations, 1858, 1861-1865, 1867, 1877, 2r (#20-21)
  4. Tax Lists, 1829, 1r (#86)
  5. Tax Maps[Scattered dates], 1837-1907, 1r (#104)

County Coroner

  1. Inquests, 1898-1920, 1r (#86)

County Home

  1. Minutes, 1874-1900, 1r (#39)
  2. Registers, 1874-1955, 1r (#38)
  3. Visitors Registers, 1874-1896, 1917-1953, 1r (#39)

County Recorder

  1. Deed Records, 1881-1886, 4r (#40-43)

County Treasurer

  1. Tax Duplicates, 1837, 1839, 1841-1859, 1860-1905, 33r (#2-5, 58-85, 89-93)

Court of Common Pleas

  1. Appearance Dockets, 1852-1857, 1r (#32)
  2. Chancery Records, 1841-1857, 1r (#33)
  3. Execution Dockets, 1855-1931, 6r (#94-99)
  4. General Index, 1824-1878, 1r (#34)
  5. Journals, 1824-1857, 2r (#32-33)

Probate Court

  1. Birth Records, 1867-1943, 2r (#45-46)
  2. Civil Dockets, 1859-1887, 1r (#36)
  3. Death Records, 1867-1943, 2r (#45-46)
  4. General Index, 1868-1924, 1r (#44)
  5. Guardian Record, 1878, 1r (#86)
  6. Index to Marriage Records, 1824-1868, 1r (#1)
  7. Marriage Records, 1824-1941, 11r (#1,47-52, 100-103)
  8. Naturalization Records, 1836-1839, 1842, 1860-1864, 1873-1906, 1922-1929, 1r (#37)
  9. Records of Ministers' Licenses, 1872-1937, 1r (#104)
  10. Statements of Births and Deaths, 1900-1901, 1904-1908, 1r (#87)
  11. Will Records, 1809-1852, 1858-1911, 5r (#53-57)

 

Townships

Township Date Other Notes
Pulaski 1837 Formerly called Beaver Township
St. Joseph 1832  
Superior 1839  
Brady 1836 Set off from Springfield Township
Madison 1843  
Millcreek 1839  
Springfield 1835  
Centre 1836 Once part of Delaware Township (1833), then part of St. Joseph
Florence 1837  
Bridgewater 1839  
Jefferson 1837 Once part of Beaver Township
Northwest 1840  

 

Townships

Bridgewater Township        

Board of Trustees

  1. Soldiers’ Relief Records, 1890-1910, 1r (#1)

Pulaski Township

Board of Education

  1. Minutes, 1853-1887; 1911-1914; 1923-1954, 1r (#1)
  2. School Register, 1900-1901; 1919-1921, 1r (#1)
  3. Annual Reports, 1917-1919, 1r (#1)
  4. Enumeration of School Age Youth, 1935, 1r (#1)

 

Other Resources

  • Cemetery indexes for Brady, Bridgewater, Center, Florence, Jefferson, Madison, Millcreek, Northwest, Pulaski, Springfield. St. Joseph, and Superior Townships.
  • Census index for 1870.
  • Potts, William M. A Necrology Index of Williams County, Ohio Residents as Reported in The Bryan Democrat, 1885-1910. University of Toledo, 1973.
  • Lash, Pamela Pattison. Williams County, Ohio Marriages: Volumes 1-8. Bryan, Ohio: Williams County Chapter, OGS, 1984.