Nettie Henery Dougan, the author of this historical account of McConnelsville, was born near Millgrove in Meigsville Township, a daughter of George Noyes Henery and Nettie Tavenner Henery. Orphaned before she had attained the age of eight years, she was reared in the home of Carlton E. and Wilmetta Watson Nichols. She attended the country school (Fletcher) and engaged in teaching for a time.


After removing to McConnelsville in 1921, she was employed by the Herald Printing Company as assistant editor, a position she held for 43 years. In July, 1941, she was united in marriage with Charles Earl Dougan who died in 1949. Mrs. Dougan is a member of Amanda Barker Devin Chap., D.A.R.; Silverheels Trail Chapter of the N. S. U. S. Daughters of 1812; Trinity Methodist Church; Valley Chapter, No. 19, O.E.S.; McConnelsville Business & Professional Women's Club, the Meigsville Grange, No. 79, which awarded her a recognition in honor of 50 years of membership, and other organizations.


From 1961 to 1967, Mrs. Dougan served the Ohio Society, National Society United States Daughters of 1812 as chaplain, second vice-president and president and as Treasurer National.