Stonelick Township
Clermont County, Ohio
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Stonelick Township History

 

Stonelick Township was established in March of 1812 and formed from Miami and Williamsburg Townships. The township was named for the creek that passes through it.

An earlier attempt at settlement was made in 1792, about a mile above the mouth of Stonelick Creek. But owing to the hostility of the Indians, the plan was soon abandoned. It was unoccupied until 1798 when Henry Allison, a brother of Dr. Richard Allison, came on and built a cabin on the same sight. He cleared the land and made the first permanent settlement. Dr. Allison built a two story house near by in 1799. The house stood until 1862 when it was torn down by E. C. Patchell.

Dr. Allison also had a grist mill built nearby. It was operated by Sam Perin after he came to the Northwest Territory. In 1810, Dr. Allison moved to Cincinnati, where he died in 1817. He was the first medical man to come to Stonelick Township.

"Roots" of many families were planted in Stonelick as they came from Germany, France, Scotland, Ireland and England seeking land and freedom. Many of the descendants came from the eastern seaboard of the United States.

The Balzhisers' came in from Kentucky. Joseph Prickett settled on the northern side of the township, on a farm owned by William Roudebush. The Longs and Lemings came from Pennsylvania.

The Pattison farm was purchased in 1804 near Boston (Owensville). The Pattisons' originated from Dublin Ireland, immigrated to America about 1765, settling in Pennsylvania, going to Kentucky, then on to Stonelick. The Honorable John M. Pattison, descended from this family. He was a lawyer, life insurance company founder, and one of the first standard bearers of his political party, becoming Governor of the State of Ohio. He was Clermont County's one and only Governor. His untimely death came a few months after he was elected to this high post.

From 1808 to 1840 the leading manufacturing interests of Stonelick were the distillery of whiskey and the manufacturing of wheat into flour. Of all the streams in Clermont County, not one furnished the amount of water power that Stonelick Creek did. The mills demanded wooden barrels to transport their products. This led to the establishment of copper ages, of which there were many. Nearly each hamlet had a business such as this.

   
           
           
         
       
         
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