The dates and surnames of entries do not follow any alphabetical order or date order and are listed below exactly as they are listed in the original ledger.

Flora L. VerStraten found this Minister License Ledger Book in the Probate Office of the courthouse and photocopied it. Since copying this ledger in 2000, she has not seen it in any office in the courthouse
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The ledger entries were very difficult to read. Flora was able to decipher most of the names, but errors may exist in the original spellings and/or the transcribing of the ledger. No attempts were made to change the surname spellings and are exactly are they are written in the ledger.

In 1803  the ledger lists the following JPs

  • Warren Twp - Three Justice of Peace
  • Short Creek - Two Justice of Peace
  • Archer Twp - Three Justice of Peace
  • Steubenville Twp - Four Justice of Peace
  • Knox Twp - Two Justice of Peace

Early Ministers Licenses:
Presbyterian

  • 1803 - Rev. James Snodgrass
  • 1804 - Rev Lyman Potter

Baptist

  • 1804 - Enoch Martin
  • 1804 - Michael Harmon

Associate Reform

  • 1804 - Jacob Calbart
  • 1804 - Alexander Calderhead

Methodist

  • 1804- Elias Crane
  • 1807- Rev. William Argo

First Presbyterian Steubenville

  • 1798 - Rev. Smiley Hughes
  • 1799 - James Snodgrass
  • 1800 - Rev. Thomas Marquis
  • 1800 - James Snodgrass
  • 1810 - Rev. Wm. McMillan
  • 1817 - Obadiah Jennings
  • 1823 - Rev. Chas. C. Beatty
  • 1836 - Henry G. Corning (supply preacher)
  • 1837 - Rev. Ephram I. McLean
  • 1836 - Henry G, Corning
  • 1862 - Rev. Henry Woods

2nd Presbyterian

  • 1838 - Rev. Joseph Chambers
  • 1844 - Dr. Beatty
  • 1847 - Rev. Wm. P. Breed

United Presbyterian(Formed 1810)

  • 1838 - 1st Preacher- Rev. Geo. Buchanan.  In 1838 he came to Steubenville, also had a school. Circuit rider at Yellow creek & Harmon’s Creek in Paris, PA.
  • 1857- Rev. J.K. Andrews

Kramer M.E.

  • 1794 - Samuel Hilt
  • 1794 - John H. Reynolds
  • 1795 - Charles Conaway
  • 796 - Andrew Nichols, John Seward, Shadrach Johnson, Jonathan Bateman, Valentine Cook
  • 1797 - N.B. Mills, Jacob Calbert, Daniel Hilt, Solomon Harris
  • 1799 - Thomas Haymond, Jesse Stoneman
  • 1800 - Joseph Rowen, John Cullison
  • 1801 - Benjamin Essex, Joseph Hall, Thornton Fleming
  • 1802 - Joseph Hall
  • 1803 - John Cullison
  • 1804 - Lasley Matthews
  • 1805 - James Hunter, John West, Eli Towne
  • 1806 - Thornton Fleming, David Stevens, Abraham Daniels

M.E.

  • 1807 - William Knox, James Reily, J. G. Watt
  • 1808 - Robert R. Roberts, Benedict Burgess
  • 1809 - James Quinn, Jacob Young

Justice of Peace

  • Knox Twp - 1803 - J.L. Wilson, James Ball
  • Warren Twp - 1790 - Robert McCleary (noted 1st JP)
  • Ross Twp -  William Scott (noted 1st JP)
  • Brush Creek Twp - Martin Adams, sometime after 1806

Pastors

  • 1806 - Rev. John Ray, Crabapple & Beech Springs.
  • 1809 - Rev. Abraham Scott at Mt. Pleasant.

      The list below includes surnames repeats. It appears when the minister updated his license, he would be entered into the ledger again. Note these possible repeats.

Surnames below listed FIRST from this point on in the ledger:

  • Watson, George (Island Creek Twp)
  • Ross, Moses
  • Harris, John
  • McMahan, James
  • Thomas, Enos (1801 - 1802, another entry listed  as 1799 in St Clair Twp. which was part of Jefferson County, original Twp.)
  • Staneart, J. & Staneart, S.
  • Roberts, James (1803)
  • Shaber, John
  • McCoy, James
  • Hall, Joseph
  • McKary, Samuel
  • Lockwood, David (1799 – 1800 - 1801)
  • Armstrong, Archibald (Wells Twp)
  • McNary, James
  • Ford, Stephen
  • Dempster, Peregrine
  • Myers, John
  • Smith, Wm.
  • Updedraff, Ambrose
  • Zenas, Kimberly (recorded 1797)
  • McCoy, James
  • Wood, D. L. (1798 - 1800)
  • Vance, David (1798 - 1800)
  • Hale, Joseph
  • Jenkins, J.
  • Swearingen, Henry
  • Martin, Jesse
  • Henry, J.G.
  • Elliot, Andrew
  • Lowery, Wm.
  • Barrett, John (in Warren Twp., later Wells Twp.)
  • Myers, Nathaniel
  • Cable, Philip (1798 - 1801)  (42, 28, 38, 63, 64, 79)
  • Shane, Isaac
  • Leech, Samuel
  • Myers, Abraham
  • Martin, Joseph
  • Taggart, Wm.
  • Essex, Benjamin (1801)
  • Pritichard, James (1801 - 03) (425 - 426)
  • Alexander, James (21 yrs., Knox Twp)
  • Rhinehart, John
  • Smith, Wm.
  • Day, George (1799 Archer Twp)
  • Men-ng, J.G.
  • Stuart, J.
  • Robertson, Jas.
  • McIntosh, Donald
  • Vitey, Andrew (Viley)
  • Ferguson, Wm.
  • Kinorey (illegible), John
  • Elliot, Thomas
  • Sa-din (illegible), Wm.
  • Pugh, Hugh
  • Griffith, Hezekiah (1801-03)
  • Barnhill, Wm.
  • Alban, Geo (Steubenville, 1800 - 03) (515, 598)
  • Andrews, Jas.
  • Smith, Wm.
  • Humphrey, Justice (1798)
  • Hout, Peter (1802 - 1803)
  • Andrews, Joseph (1802)
  • Moodey, John (1799)
  • Wells, William (1799)
  • Robinson, James (1800)
  • Hone, P (1802 - 1803)
  • Hough, Benjamin (1803)
  • Ford, Stephen (1803)
  • Hunter, John (1803)
  • McCleary, Robert (1803, Warren Twp.)
  • Dalon, Jerome D. (Cross Creek Twp. for 9 yrs., and JP in New Alexander)
  • Jennings, Obedia (1820 - 38)
  • Potter, Lyman (License 1804 Presby.)
  • Hunt, Thomas
  • Hawkins, Archibald D.
  • Chevorent, J. (1802)
  • Smith, E., Baptist 
  • Waterman, John
  • Rea, John U.D.M.
  • Burch, John (Birch)
  • Mitchel, B.
  • Burch, John (Birch)
  • Swartz, Wm.
  • Phillips, James
  • Church, Thomas
  • Hanna, Thomas
  • Scott, Randolph
  • Scott, Abraham V.D.M.  (1809 ) Mt Pleasant
  • Bell, William, Baptist
  • McMaster, Daniel
  • Knox, Wm.
  • Argo, William (1807) License M.E. (425)
  • Robertson, James (A.M.)
  • Martin, Enoch (1804) License, Baptist
  • Crane, Elias (1804) M.E.
  • Calbart, Jacob (1804) Associate Reform
  • Calderhead, Alexander (556 - 568)
  • Harmon, Michael, Baptist
  • Ray, John (1806)
  • Callauhan, George (1803) E.M.E.E.

     *Where numbers appear in the minister license ledger, it appears this may be references to page numbers from the original courthouse records such as: Marriage Records, Probate Records, and/or Clerk of Courts. 


The circuit rider {drawing above}, a major influence in spreading the Gospel to the frontiersman.