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submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

Col. Henry Zumatt was born in Harrison County, Ky., in 1771. His early life was passed in hunting and Indian fighting in the savage wilds of his native State. Having negotiated the purchase of a fine body of land on White Oak, in John Burton's sectional survey, he with his family crossed the Ohio River and after a tedious journey of several days' duration reached his destination in the spring of 1801. Zumatt pitched his tent on the east bank of the creek at a point a mile south of New Hope. The land bought by Zumatt for $2 an acre, and now owned by Henry Kimball, a son of his widowed wife by a subsequent marriage, is considered one of the most valuable farms in Brown County. Zumatt was commissioned a Colonel of militia at the outbreak of the war of 1812, and served with distinction at the head of the Fourth Detachment of Ohio troops. He died in 1814.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 249.

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