What I am sharing for today's Treasure Chest Thursday post is my First Families of Montgomery County certificate. Listed on the certificate are the names Henry Sweadner, Eleanor Suman Sweadner, Henry Mathias Routsong, Jacob Routsong, Catherine Flook Routsong, and Clarinda Swadner Routsong, all of my ancestors who I was able to prove were living in Montgomery County, Ohio before 1830. It's a treasure to me not only because of the work that was involved in the documentation, but because it proves to all my descendants that they own a portion of the history of Ohio.
So far, I have proven First Families status in Montgomery and Clinton Counties in Ohio. I have a long way to go, but it's a good start!