A Gem of a Genealogy Resource!
The pioneers of the Leatherwood Valley, their beginnings and their legacy. Also includes the later immigration of Central Europeans into the area.
The Leatherwood Creek flows from streams cascading down the hills of western Belmont County, converging at Temperanceville and then westward through such settlements as Quaker City, Salesville, and Lore City, into Wills Creek at Cambridge. It was one of the many "river roads" traveled by early settlers into the Ohio Territory. Well-known Ohio historian and author, Lorle Porter, follows these earliest pioneers in the Ohio Country as they claimed their land in this rich valley.