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288 Ohio Arch

288        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.


erected their temple on the hilltop to the day of the traction car. But

that car like the one of Juggernaut is the irresistible chariot of the

present that ruthlessly rolls over the veneration for the past.

The pamphlet prospectus in question devotes several pages to the

history and description of the mound and properly presents it as one of

the leading features which will make the proposed traction line a valuable

and paying institution. The pamphlet is published at Peebles, Ohio, by

the Hillsboro, Belfast and Peebles Promoters' Company. It can be

secured for the asking by addressing Mr. P. M. Hughes, president of the

Company, Lovett, Ohio, Mr. W. B. Cochran, secretary of the company,

Hillsboro, Ohio, or Mr. S. M. Rucker, one of the directors, Peebles, Ohio.





We have received through the courtesy of Miss Minna Tupper Nye

of Brooklyn, New York, a handsomely published pamphlet of 100 pages

or more giving the proceedings of the third annual reunion of the Nye

Family of America, held at Marietta, Ohio, August 16, 17 and 18, 1905.

Benjamin Nye of Bedlenden, Kent county, England, was the first to come

to America as early as 1637. His numerous descendants are now in every

state and territory of our country. Among the first pioneers into the Ohio

valley after the Revolution were Ichabod Nye of Tolland, Connecticut, a

soldier of the Revolution, with his family. They settled in Marietta in

1788 where Mr. Nye resided until his death in 1840. From the descend-

ants of this early settler a very cordial invitation was extended to the

Nye Family Association to hold the third annual reunion in Marietta.

The eight branches of the Ichabod family are scattered from the Medi-

terranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean and yet not one of these branches

failed in showing their loyalty and devotion by contributing in some way

to the entertainment. Great interest was sustained throughout all the

meetings. The leading citizens of Marietta joined with the family in

extending hospitality to the visiting guests. Mr. James W. Nye of

Marietta was the local chairman and a most interesting and successful

program was carried out. Mr. James W. Nye welcomed his family

guests with a most pleasing and appropriate address in which he said:

"On the walls at the relic room, hangs a banner bearing the following

inscription, taken from an address delivered here in 1888: 'The paths

from the heights of Abraham led to Independence Hall. Independence

Hall led finally to Yorktown, and Yorktown guided the footsteps of your

fathers to Marietta. This, my countrymen, then, is the lesson which I

read here.' This refers to the little band of stalwart men and brave

women, who in 1788, left their New England homes, and turning their

faces westward, journeyed by the crude means then in use, in search of

new homes, in the then unknown wilds of the territory northwest of the