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Editorialana.                       149


His grandfather Isaac Zane had been buried in 1813 - and of course

he attended the funeral.

He gave me the family history of Isaac Zane and his wife - whom

of course he distinctly remembered and told me of the marriage of

Isaac Zane to the daughter of Tarhe, who he said was his great-grand-

father. At the time he left for Canada they were just cutting the brush

out of the main street of Bellefontaine the new village.

There died here lately Mrs. Garwood, a grand-daughter of Wm.

McCulloch, the son-in-law of Isaac Zane, and she and her brothers who

visited her some time since, were full of the family tradition as I have

given it to you, both of them being between 80 and 90 years old.

P. Zane Grey, of Columbus, uses the story of Zane's marriage to

the Chief's daughter, but I think he does not give the name of the father

of Isaac's wife. (His book is "Betty Zane").

Grey gives an account of the attempted escape of Isaac and his

recapture by the Chief's daughter,--all of which I think fiction for

Isaac did not care to escape, and never attempted to do so.

If I have given you any information of value I shall be glad of

it. It is written quite hurriedly, and quite disconnected possibly-but

I have not had time to hunt up any histories and I presume that you

wanted something not found in histories as we understand it.


P. S.--I should have said that Robert Armstrong, Mrs. Dawson's

father, went from Solomontown to Wyandot County and became head

chief or chief man of the Wyandots, and remained with them until his

death. If I am not mistaken he went with them to Kansas in 1844.



The unveiling of the Cresap Tablet, and the erection of a log cabin

at Logan Elm Park has revived the interest, of the people residing in

the vicinity of the Elm, in the memory and speech of the Mingo chief.

This interest has found expression in some of the newspapers of Picka-

way county, and the suggestion is freely expressed that a monument

or tablet should be erected near the Elm that bears the name of Logan.

Curiously enough this idea of a monument to Logan was proposed by a

correspondent in the year 1843--nearly three-quarters of a century

ago--in the "American Pioneer," a monthly periodical, as the title

page announces, "devoted to the objects of the Logan Historical Society,"

and published in Cincinnati. The communication is in the form of the

following poem, written by Joseph D. Canning:



Logan! to thy memory here,

White men do this tablet rear;

On its front we grave thy name -

In our hearts shall live thy fame.