Archive | March 2012

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I am an Ace

I am an Ace. Aces will be receiving the latest news from concerning the publication of the 1940 Federal Census on This is the first message: “The National Archives and Records Administration will open the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on April 2, 2012—the first time this collection will be made available to the […]

Dr. Marie (Mariah) Romine ~ Quaker Physician

 Dr. Marie Downing Romine (b. 1848) was one of the five children of Jacob Downing (1807-1862) and Jane Underwood Downing (1813-1907). Towards the end of the Civil War, after Jacob Downing died in Pennsylvania, Jane Underwood Downing brought her family of five children to the Harveysburg area. Her sister was Matilda Downing Underwood, a respected Quaker minister of Grove Meeting in Harveysburg.             […]


(No longer extant, photographs below taken in 1982) The Zion Baptist Church was built using the materials from the old Harveysburg Academy, which had been founded by Dr. Jesse Harvey. This African-American Church was built on the same site as the old Academy. The cemetery of Zion Baptist Church is located outside of the village across Rte 73 in the Fifty Springs Picnic […]

Maps of Harveysburg ~ 1856, 1875, 1891, and 1903

Between Waynesville/Corwin andHarveysburg there is still a lot of rich farm land (see map below). In the past, as one traveled east from Waynesville, the land dropped down into a steep and wide valley, the valley of Caesar’s Creek. High on the eastern ridge overlooking the valley was Harveysburg located on the main road between Wilmington andWaynesville, Ohio. This road, which was once the […]


William Harvey, the founder of Harveysburg, Ohio was born on December 27th, 1797 in Orange County, North Carolina and died on December 15th, 1866 in Harveysburg, Ohio. He was the fifth child of Isaac and Lydia Dicks Harvey. William and Mary Crew Harvey and a number of their children are buried in Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends graveyard (Clinton County, Ohio).  The area around the future Harveysburg was settled very […]

Harveysburg, Ohio on Caesar’s Creek Lake ~ A Little Village with a Big History

(Massie Township, Warren County, 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati & 15 miles southeast of Dayton.) By Karen S. Campbell, Southwest Ohio Research  In 1969, the Little Miami River became Ohio’s first designated State Scenic River. If one day you find yourself driving through the beautiful Little Miami River National Scenic River corridor in Warren County, Ohio, veer off to the east and investigate the […]

It’s Best to Begin in the Present ~ With What You Already Know and Then Work Back in Time!

(Second article in a series, “Introduction to Genealogy”) by Karen S. Campbell, Southwest Ohio Research It’s not news today that Americans gorge on unhealthy food and that many of us have become obese  because of our “food Junkie’s” love of sugar, fats, and salts.   We also have become  “information junkies” gorging ourselves on information from […]