East Union Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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  • East Union Township, Wayne County, Ohio
Trading names
  • East Union Township
  • September 5,1814
    Apple Creek,Ohio
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    East Union Township was established September 5, 1814 and was named by Simon Chaffin Sr., who was originally from Union, Maine.[1]

    The township was made up of the originally surveyed townships 16, 17, 18, and the northern tier of 15 in range 12.[2]

    Oliver Day, started the fourth permanent white settlement in Wayne County sometime between 1809-1810, when he moved to East Union Township from the state of Vermont. "Squire Day", as he was called, was the first person to transfer real estate in the county and to be put in the public records of the Wayne County Recorder's Office.[3] Other early settlers included Jonathan Mansfield and Vesta Frary, both of Vermont and Andrew Lucky.


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    1. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 614
    2. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 56.
    3. Wayne County Scrapbook, compliments of McIntire,Davis & Greene Funeral Home.