1772 – Isaac Cox Settles At “Old Mingo Bottom”

Following the treaty of 1768 and Washington’s journey down the Ohio River in 1770, English settlers were again moving into the valley. Among these first brave pioneers who  settled in Old Mingo Bottom (Follansbee) was Isaac Cox and companions.  They erected a log house, a symbol of the rugged ancestors of Follansbee.  The log cabin survived in various conditions for nearly a hundred years as the property passed to other owners until the Mahan family sold the land to the Follansbee brothers.  (See 1902 on Timeline)