men of large stature
The county was created in 1812 and later organized in 1818. It is named for Medina, though the “I” in it is pronounced as in “dine.”
In digging the cellar of the house, nine human skeletons were found, and like such specimens from other ancient mounds of the country. They showed that the mound builders were men of large stature. The skeletons were not found lying in such a manner as would indicate any arrangement of the bodies on the part of entombment. In describing the tom, Mr. Albert Harris said: “It looked as if the bodies had been dumped into a ditch. Some were buried deeper than others, the lower one being about seven feet below the surface. When the skeletons were found, Mr. Harris was twenty years of age, yet he states that he could put one of the skulls over his head, and let it rest upon his shoulders, while wearing a fur cap at the same time. The large size of all the bones was remarked, and the teeth were described as “double all the way around.”
- History of Medina County Ohio 1881. GIANTS ON RECORD, Americas Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files. page101.
- A Tradition of Giants, Ross Hamilton x3 (3 accounts)*medina county, lodi, Ross source is footnote 92 History of North Central Ohio, William A. Duff, Historical Publishing Co. Topeka-Indianapolis, 1931 [PM]
- History of Medina County Ohio 1881. Nephilim Chronicles. page 76.
- History of Medina County Ohio 1881. Encyclopaedia of Ancient Giants. p283. “men of large stature, . . . he could put one of the skulls over his head, and let it rest upon his shoulders. . . the large size of the bones was remarked, and the teeth were described as “double all the way around.””