Hardship and Patriotism in 19th Century Southern Ohio

GALLIPOLIS, OH:  In the summer of 1849 several hundred people along the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati perished from an outbreak of cholera.  Red dot, rural southern Gallia County in Appalachian Ohio Among those who died was Catherine Williams, aged 48. Living in  rural Gallia County in southern Ohio, she lasted two months while her 21-year-old son succumbed quickly, dying the horrid cholera death of uncontrolled … Continue reading Hardship and Patriotism in 19th Century Southern Ohio