Before Noble County was formed the northern portion of Jefferson Township belonged to Enoch Township, Monroe County, and the sourthern portion to Aurelius Township, Washington County.
Baxton (Barton?) Wells was an early settler and died here. His farm was on the creek below Middleburg. He was large and very strong and of good intelligence. He had several sons and a large number of daughters who were noted for their good looks and lady-like manners. The girls received such names as Lucinda, Dorinda, Malinda, etc, until the supply of "Rindas" gave out, and the last two daughters received less unusual names.