Portsmouth Public Library | Local History Blog

Early Wills Index

The Local History Department has early wills for Scioto County from 1810-1876 on microfilm. The records have been indexed, and the information from these records can be obtained by contacting Local History.


2015 Donations

December Ken and Yvonne Hale- 3 boy scout documents October Mark Hammons- 1900 Kentucky census microfilm Clark Moore- History of Ohio 5 vol. set, Scioto County, Oh History, Ohio Geological Survey Martha Fuller- postcards,...


2014 Donations

December Estate of Wilma Jarrells- old photos, books, research papers Richard Marting- 1928 yearbook and class reunion for scanning Dave Huffman- Concrete block from the old Greyhound Bus Station. Probate Court- “Constitution of the...


2013 Donations

December Mildred Russell- 1986 History of Scioto County, OH November Nancy Adkins- box of family information and photos-surnames Storey, Sagar, Carr, O’Shaughnessy Suzanne Bailey-family photos Towne Bannon- 1949 photo “Sewing Club” Joe Newberry-“WPAY: Our...


2012 Donations

December Harold Massie- Frank Rowe Collection of area history- four 3-ring binders Alma Robertson- 1885 article of incorporation signed by James Robinson November No donations for November. October No donations for October. September Laura...


2011 Donations

December No donations for December. November Kevin Johnson- 1930 Portsmouth Morning Sun newspaper bound book October Pat Lawson- old papers and ledger from Price Grocery in Portsmouth Charles Jarvis-Ohio map birdhouse Jeff Ramey- History...


2010 Donations

December Paul Taylor- monetary Ruth Kinder- “French Five Hundred”, “Gallipolis”, “History of the French Settlers” and Gallipolis Christmas ornament Linda Donaldson- Reitz family photos and memorabilia November Jane Meyers- “French Families of the Detroit...


2009 Donations

December Patricia Oliver- monetary Jenny Presnell- monetary Dr. Raymond Booth- “River of Iron: A History of Silvery Pig Iron in Jackson County, OH” November James Valentine- 13 PHS yearbooks Charles Wagner- 12 city directories...


2008 Donations

December No donations were received in December. November No donations were received in November. October Kathleen Reaser-Anderson- “Biography and Lineage of the Hilbert Family” September Billie Jewett- Battle of the Bulge article and family...


2007 Donations

December No donations were received in December. November David A. Meyer- “Life Along the Ohio Canal in the Scioto Valley” October Gwen Lewis- 1929, 1930 and 1931 PHS yearbooks Larry McCutcheaon- “Our Watson Family...