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Here are a few dates to remember when you're searching for your ancestors:
- Ohio became a state in 1803.
- Monroe County was established in 1815. (It was created from Belmont, Guernsey & Washington counties.)
- Noble County was established in 1851. (It was created from Guernsey, Morgan, Monroe, & Washington counties.)
- West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863. (It seceded from Virginia during the Civil War & joined the Union.)
Knowing these tidbits could affect where and how you find information.
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A number of Monroe County ancestors were Quakers who immigrated from Virginia & Pennsylvania when the Northwest Territory was opened for settlement. Most were affiliated with the Belmont County Meetings before Monroe County was established in 1815.