Finding aid for the Brooklyn Township, Ohio, Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Brooklyn Township, Ohio
Title: Brooklyn Township, Ohio, Records
Dates: 1818-1828
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Brooklyn Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, was organized in 1818, and included territory west of the Cuyahoga River that later became Ohio City, West Cleveland, Old Brooklyn, and Brighton, all of which eventually were annexed by the city of Cleveland; and Linndale, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, and portions of Lakewood, which became independent municipalities. Early settlers of Brooklyn Township included the Brainard, Fish, Clark, Young, Barber, and Foote families. The collection consists of a registration book of cattle earmarks, 1818-1824; voter poll books, 1818 and 1826-1828; list of owners and descriptions of their taxable property, April 1822; stray book, list of stray horses and bulls, 1823 and 1825; minutes of annual meeting of township trustees, dividing the township into districts and including a description of each district, March 1827; summons of township officers to take oaths of office, April 8, 1828. Many of the documents contain lists of names of early residents, and will be of use to genealogists.
MS Number MS 1294
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English