Deer Creek Township

In that part of the old Sandy Creek township which in 1851 became Deer Creek the first settlements were made somewhat later than those mentioned above. Aaron Boylan and David Caldwell are said to have settled there about 1800. Israel Tuttle  was founder of a prominent family there in 1804.

In the old Sandy Creek township originated considerable litigation over land titles. The actual settler and the settler under a warrant sometimes came into collision, and very frequently justice was decided by resort to primitive arbitration or by “bluffing.” If a settler allowed the fire to go out in his hearth during his absence, his homestead became, according to the usages of the time, liable to appropriation by a new­comer. Occasionally a case got into the courts and thus became matter of permanent record, but as a rule the differences among the pioneers were settled by the nearest and most convenient tribunals, either legal or arbitrary, and only neighborhood tradition preserved their memory.   

Source: Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, page 162

Deer Creek Township
Deer Creek Township
Census Records
Deer Creek Township
Towns & Villages
Maple Grove
Pilgrim Fellowship Church
1840 (Twp. not formed yet)
1850 (Twp. not formed yet)

Deer Creek Twp. Churches
Deer Creek Methodist Episcopal

Transformation of Deer Creek Twp.
Formed in 1851
from Sandy Creek Twp

Deer Creek Geological Survey
Township Map

1873 Atlas
Deer Creek Landowners Map

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