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Full text of "The People's guide, a business, political and religious directory of Hamilton co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history;"

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THE 



PEOPLE'S GUIDE 



A BUSINESS, POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS 



Directory of Hamilton Co., Ind. 



TOGETHER WITH A COLLECTION OF VERY IMPORTANT 

DOCUMENTS AND STATISTICS CONNECTED 

WITH OUR MORAL, POLITICAL 

AND SCIENTIFIC 

HISTORY 



Historical Sketch of Hamilton County 



BRIEF HISTORY OF EACH TOWNSHIP. 



By CLINE & McHAFFIE. 



INDIANAPOLIS : 

INDIANAPOLIS PRINTING AND PUBLISHING HOUSE. 
1874. 



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£ntered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1874, in the office of the Librarian of 
Congress at Washington, D. C, by Cline & McHaffie. 



DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 



IN CONGRESS, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1716. 

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Congress resolved 
itself into a committee of the whole, to take into their further 
consideration the Declaration ; and, a^ter some time, the Pres- 
ident resumed the chair, and Mr. Harrison reported that the 
committee had agreed to a declaration, which they desired 
him to report. ( The committee consisted of JeiFerson, Frank- 
lin, John Adams, Sherman, and R. R. Livingston.) 

The Declaration being read, was agreed to, as follows ; 

A DECLARATION 

BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 
IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED. 

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary 
for one people to dissolve the political bands which have con- 
nected them with another, and to assume among the powers 
of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws 
of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect 
for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare 
the causes which impel them to the separation. 

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are 
created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with 
certain inalienable rights ; that among these are life, liberty, 
and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, 
governments are instituted among men, deriving their just 
powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any 
form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is 
the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute 
a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, 

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DECLARATION OP INDEPENDENCE. 



and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem 
most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, 
indeed, will dictate that governments long established should 
not be changed for light and transient causes ; and, accordingly, 
all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to 
suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by 
abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, 
when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invari- 
ably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under 
absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw 
off such government, and to provide new guards for their future 
security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colo- 
nies, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to 
alter their former systems of government. The history of the 
present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries 
and usurpations, all having, in direct object, the establishment 
of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let 
facts be submitted to a candid world: 

He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and 
necessary for the public good. 

He has forbidden his Governors to pass laws of immediate 
and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation 
till his assent should be obtained ; and, when so suspended, he 
has utterly neglected to attend to them. 

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of 
large districts of people unless those people would relinquish 
the right of representation in the legislature — a right inestim- 
able to them, and formidable to tyrants only. 

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, 
uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of thsir public 
records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance 
with his measures. 

He has dissolved representative hou es repeatedly for oppos- 
ing, with manly firmness, his invasions on the rights of the 
people. 

He has refused, for a long time after such dissolutions, to 
cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, 
incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large 
for their exercise, the State remaining, in the meantime, ex- 



DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 



posed to all the danger of invasion from without, and convul- 
sions within. 

lie has endeavored to prevent the population of these 
Stales ; for that purpose, obstructing the laws for naturaliza- 
tion of foreii ners ; refusing to pass others to encourage their 
emigration hither, and raising the conditions of new appro- 
priations of lands. 

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refus- 
ing his assent to laws for estabhshing judiciary powers. 

He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the 
tenure of their offices and the amount and payment of their 
salaries. 

He has erected a multitude of new oflBces, and sent hither 
swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their sub- 
stances. 

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies, 
without the consent of our legislature. 

He has aifected to render the military independent of, and 
superior to, the civil power. 

He has comijined, with others, to subject us to a jurisdiction 
foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; 
giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation: 

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us; 

For protecting thsm, by mock trial, from punishment, for 
any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of 
these States; 

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world ; 

For imposing taxes on us without our consent; 

For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by 
jury. 

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended 
offenses. 

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neigh- 
boring province, establishing therein an arbitary government, 
and enlarging its boundaries, so as to render it at once an ex- 
ample and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute 
rule into these colouies ; 

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable 



6 DECLARATION OP INDEPENDENCE. 

laws, and altering, fundamentally, the powers of our govern- 
ments ; 

For suspending our own legislature, and declaring them- 
selves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases 
whatsoever. 

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of 
his protection, and waging war against us. 

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coast, burnt our 
towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 

He is, at this time, transporting large armies of foreign mer- 
cenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and ty- 
ranny, already begun, with circumstances of cruelty and per- 
fidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally 
unworthy the head of a civilized nation. 

He has constrained our fellow-citizens, taken captive on the 
high seas, to bear arms against tbeir country, to become the 
executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves 
by their hands. 

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has 
endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the 
merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an 
undistinguished destruction, of all ages, sexes, and conditions. 

In every stage of these oppressions, we have petitioned for 
redress, in tliemost humble terms ; our repeated petitions have 
been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose 
character is thus marked by every act which may define a ty- 
rant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. 

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British breth- 
ren. We have warned them, from time to time, of attempts 
made by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdic- 
tion over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances 
of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed 
to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured 
them, by the ties of our common kindred, to disavow the*e 
usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections 
and c )rrespondence. They, too, have been deaf to the voice 
of justice and consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce 
in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold 



DECLARATION OP INDEPENDENCE. 



them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war — id 
peace, friends. 

• We, therefore, the representatives of the UNITED STATES 
OF AMERICA, in GENERAL CONGRESS assembled, ap^ 
pealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude 
of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the 
good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, 
That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, 
Free and Independent States ; that they are absolved from all 
allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connec- 
tions between them and the State of Great Britain, is, and 
ought to be, totally dissolved; and that, as FREE AND 
INDEPENDENT STATES, they have full power to levy 
war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, 
and to do all other acts and things which INDEPENDENT 
STATES may of right do. And for the support of this Declara- 
tion, with a firm reliance on the protection of DIVINE PROV- 
IDENCE, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our 
fortunes, and our sacred honor. 

The foregoing Declaration was, by order of Congress, en- 
grossed, and signed by the following members : 

JOHN HANCOCK 



New Hampshire. 
JOSIAH BARTLETT. 
WILLIAM WHIPPLE, 
MATTHEW THORNTON. 

Massachusetts Bay. 
SAMUEL ADAMS, 
JOHN ADAMS, 
ROBERT TREAT PAYNE, 
ELBRIDGE GERRY. 



Rhode Island. 
STEPHEN HOPKINS. 
WILLIAM ELLERY, 

New York. 
WILLIAM FLOYD, 
PHILIP LIVINGSTON, 
FRANCIS LEWIS, 
LEWIS MORRIS. 



Conneciicui. 
ROGER SHERMAN, 
SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, 
WILLIAM WILLIAMS, 
OLIVER WOLCOTT. 



New Jersey. 
RICHARD STOCKTON, 
JOHN WITHERSPOON, 
FRANCIS HOPKINSON, 
JOHN HART, 
ABRAHAM CLARK. 



DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 



Pennsylvania. 

ROBERT MORRIS, 
BENJAMIN RUSH, 
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 
JOHN MORTON, 
GEORGE CLYMER, 
JAMES SMITH, 
GEORGE TAYLOR, 
JAMES WILSON, 
GEORGE ROSS. 



Virginia. 

GEORGE WYTHE, 
RICHARD HENRY LEE, 
THOMAS JEFFERSON, 
BENJAMIN HARRISON, 
THOMAS NELSON, Jun., 
FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE, 
CARTER BRAXTON. 



DelojMire. 

.•ll-SSAR RODNEY, 
GEORGE READ, 
THOMAS M'KEEN. 

Maryland. 

SAMUEL CHASE, 
WILLIAM PACA, 
THOMAS STONE, 
CHARLES CARROLL, of Car'n. 

Georgia. 

BUTTON GWINNETT, 
LYMAN HALL, 
GEORGE WALTON. 



North Carolina. 

WILLIAM HOOPER, 
JOSEPH HEWE8, 
JOHN PENN. 

South Carolina. 

EDWARD RUTLEDGE, 
THOMAS HAYWARD, Jun., 
THOMAS LYNCH, Jun., 
ARTHUR MIDDLETON. 



ooJsrsTiTTJTionsr 



OF THE 



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 



We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect 
Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the 
common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings 
of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this 
Constitution for ^.he United States of America. 

ARTICLE I. 

Section 1. All the legislative powers herein granted shall 
be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall con- 
sist of a Senate and House of Representatives. 

Sec. 2. Tlie House of Representatives shall he composed 
of members chosen every second year by the people of the 
several States ; and the electors in each State shall have the 
qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous 
branch of the State Legislature. 

No person shall be a Representative who shall not have at- 
tained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a 
citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, 
be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen. 

Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among 
the several States which may be included within this Union, 
according to their respective numbers, which shall be deter- 
mined by adding to the whole number of free persons, includ- 
ing those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding 
Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other persons. The actual 
enumeration shall be made within three years after the first 
meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within 

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every subsequent term often years, in such manner as they shall 
by law direct. The number of Representatives shall not ex- 
ceed one for every thirty thousand, but each State shall have 
at least one Representative ; and until such enumeration shall 
be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to 
choose three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Provi- 
dence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six. New 
Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, 
Virginia ten. North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and 
Georgia three. 

When vacancies happen in the representation from any 
State, the Executive authority thereof shall issue Writs of 
Election to fill such vacancies. 

The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and 
other officers ; and shall have the sole power of impeachment. 

Sec. 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed 
of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature 
thereof, for six years ; and each Senator shall have one vote. 

Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence 
of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may 
be into three classes. The seats of the Senators of the first 
class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of 
the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of 
the third class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one- 
third maj' be chosen every second year ; and if vacancies hap- 
pen by resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the 
Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make 
temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Legis- 
lature, which shall then fill such vacancies. 

No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to 
the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the 
United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabi- 
tant of that State for which he shall be chosen. 

The Vice President of the United States shall be President 
of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally 
divided. 

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a Pres- 
ident pro tempore^ in the absence of the Vice-President, or 
when he shall exercise the office of President of the United 
States. 



UNITED STATES. U 



The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeach- 
ments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath 
or affirmation. When the President of the United States is 
being tried, the Chief Justice shall preside ; and no person 
shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of 
the members present. 

Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further 
than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and 
enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United 
States; but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable 
and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, 
according to law. 

Sec. 4. The times, places, and manner of holding elections 
for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each 
State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may, at any 
time, by law make or alter such regulations, except as the 
places of choosing Senators. 

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and 
such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless 
they shall by law appoint a difierent day. 

Sec. 5. Each House shall be the judge of the elections, re- 
turns, and qualifications of its own members, and a majority 
of each shall constitute a quorum to do business ; but a smaller 
number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized 
to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner 
and under such penalties as each House may provide. 

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, 
punish its members for disorderly behavior, and with the con- 
currence of two-thirds, expel a member. 

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and 
from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as 
may, in their judgment, require secrecy; and the yeas and 
nays of the members of either House on any question shall, 
at the desire of one-fifth of those present, be entered on the 
journal. 

Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, with- 
out the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, 
nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall 
be sitting. 

Sec. 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a 
compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law and 



12 CONSTITUTION OP THE 

paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in 
all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be 
privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session 
of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from 
the same ; and for any speech or debate in either House, they 
shall not be questioned in any other place. 

No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for 
which he was elected, be appointed to any civil ofiSce under 
the authority of the United States, which shall have been cre- 
ated, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased 
during such time, and no person holding any office under the 
United States shall be a member of either House during his 
continuance in office. 

Sec. 7. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the 
House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or 
concur with amendments as on other bills. 

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Represen- 
tatives and the Senate, shall, before it becomes a law, be pre- 
sented to the President of the United States : If he approve, 
he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objec- 
tions, to that House in which it shall have originated, who 
shall enter the objections at large on their Journal, and pro- 
ceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds 
of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, to- 
gether with the objections, to the other House, by which it 
shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds 
of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases 
the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and 
nays, and the names of persons voting for and against the bill 
ehall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. 
If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten 
days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to 
him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed 
it, unless the Congress, by their adjournment, prevent its re- 
turn, in which case it shall not be a law. 

Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of 
the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary 
(except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to 
the President of the United States ; and before the same shall 
take effect, shall be approved by him ; or, being disapproved 
by him, shall be repassed by two- thirds of the Senate and 



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House of Representatives, according to the rules and limita- 
tions prescribed in the case of a bill. 
■ Sec. 8. The Congress shall have power — 

To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay 
the debts and provide for the common defense and general 
welfare of the United States: but all Duties, Imposts and Ex- 
cises shall be uniform throughout the United States; 
To borrow money on the credit of the United States ; 
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the 
several States, and with the Indian tribes; 

To establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform 
laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United 
States; 

To coin money, regulate the value thereof and of foreign 
coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures ; 

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securi- 
ties and current coin of the United States; 
To establish post-offices and post roads; 
To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by secur- 
ing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive 
right to their respective writings and discoveries; 
To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; 
To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the 
high seas, and ofienses against the law of nations ; 

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and 
make rules concerning captures on land and water; 

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money 
to that use shall be for a longer term than two years; 
To provide and maintain a navy; 

To make rules for the government and regulation of the 
land and naval forces ; 

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws 
of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions; 

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the mili- 
tia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed 
in the service of the United States, reserving to the States re- 
spectively the appointment of the officers, and the authority 
of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed 
by Congress; 

To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, 
over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may. 



14 CONSTITUTION OP THE 

by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, 
become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and 
to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the 
consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall 
be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, 
and other needful buildings ; and 

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for 
carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other 
powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the 
United States, or in any department or officer thereof. 

Sec. 9. The migration or importation of such persons as any 
of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall 
not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year one thous- 
and eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed 
on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person. 

The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be 
suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the 
public safety may require it. 

No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed. 

No capitation, or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in 
proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed 
to be taken. 

No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any 
State. 

No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce 
or revenue to the ports of one State over those of another; 
nor shall vessels bound to or from one State, be obliged to 
enter, clear, or pay duties in another. 

No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in conse- 
quence of appropriations made by law ; and a regular state- 
ment and account of the receipts and expenditures of all pub- 
lic money shall be published from time to time. 

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: 
And no person holding any office of profit or trust under them 
shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any pres- 
ent, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any 
king, prince, or foreign State. 

Sec. 10. No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or 
confederation : grant letters of marque or reprisal ; coin 
money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and sil- 
ver coin a tender in payment of debts ; pass any bill of at- 



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tainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of 
contracts, or grant any title of nobility. 

No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any 
imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be 
absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws ; and the 
net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State on im- 
ports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the 
United States ; and all such laws shall be subject to the revis- 
ion and control of the Congress. 

No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any 
duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, 
enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or 
with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually in- 
vaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay^ 

ARTICLE n. 

Section 1. The Executive Power shall be vested in a Pres- 
ident of the United States of America. He shall hold his of- 
fice during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice- 
President, chosen for the same term, be elected as follows : 

Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature 
thereof may direct, a number of electors equal to the number 
of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be 
entitled in the Congress ; but no Senator or Representative, or 
person holding an office of trust or profit under the United 
States, shall be appointed an elector. 

[The electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote 
by ballot for two persons — of one at least shall not be an in- 
habitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall 
make a list of all the persons voted for, and of the number of 
votes for each ; which list they shall sign and certify, and 
transmit, sealed, to the seat of the Government of the United 
States, directed to the President of the Senate. The Presi- 
dent of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and 
House of Representatives, open all the certificates, and the 
votes shall then be counted. The person having the greatest 
number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a 
majority of the whole number of electors appointed ; and if 
there be more than one who have such majority, and have an 
equal number of votes, then the House of Representatives 
shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President ; 



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and if no person have a majority, then from the five highest 
on the list the said House shall, in like manner, choose the 
President. But, in choosing the President, the votes shall be 
taken by States, the representation from each State having 
one vote. A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a mem- 
ber or members from two-thirds of the States, and a majority 
of all the States shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, 
after the choice of the President, the person having the great- 
est number of votes of the electors shall be the Vice-President. 
But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, 
the Senate shall choose from them by ballot the Vice-Presi- 
dent.*] 

The Congress may determine the fime of choosing the elec- 
tors, and the day on which they shall give their votes ; which 
day shall be the same throughout the United States. 

No person, except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the 
United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, 
shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any 
person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained 
to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resi- 
dent within the United States. 

In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his 
death, resignation or inability to discharge the powers and 
duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice 
President ; and the Congress may by law provide for the case 
of removal, death, resignation, or inability, both of the Presi- 
dent and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then act 
as President; and such officer shall act accordingly until the 
disability be removed, or a President shall be elected. 

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services 
a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor dimin- 
ished during the period for which he shall have been elected ; 
and he shall not receive within that period any other emolu- 
ment from the United States, or any of them. 

Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take 
the following oath or affirmation : 

' I <lo 8oletiin1y f^wear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the 

office of President cf the Uoitf^d Stitos, and will, to the best of rav abili- 

ity, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." 

Sej. 2. The President shall be Com mander-in Chief of the 

* This clause haa been repealed and annulled by the 12th amendment. 



UNITED STATES. 17 



Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the 
several States when called into the actual service of the 
tinited States ; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the 
principal officer in each of the Executive Departments upon 
any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices ; 
and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for 
offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeach- 
ment. 

He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent 
of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the 
Senate present concur ; and he shall nominate, and by and 
with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint Em- 
bassadors, other Public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the 
Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States 
whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, 
and which shall be established; but the Congress may by law 
vest the appointment of such inferior officers as they think 
proper in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the 
Heads of Departments. 

The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that 
may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting com- 
missions, which shall expire at the end of their next session. 

Sec. 3. He shall, from time to time, give to the Congress 
information of the state of the Union, and recommend to their 
consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and 
expedient ; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both 
Houses, or either of them ; and, in case of disagreement be- 
tween them with respect to the time of adjournment, he 
may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he 
shall receive Embassadors and other public Ministers ; he 
shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall 
commission all the officers of the United States. 

Sec. 4. The President, Vice-President, and all Civil Officers 
of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeach- 
ment for, and conviction of. Treason, Bribery, or other high 
Crimes and Misdemeanors. 

ARTICLE ni. 

Section 1. The judicial power of the United States shall be 
vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as 
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the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. 
The Judges, both of the Supreme and inferior courts, shall 
hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated 
times, receive for their services a compensation, which shall 
not be diminished during their continuance in office. 

Sec. 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in Law 
and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the 
United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, 
under their authority; to all cases affecting Embassadors, 
other public Ministers and Consuls ; to all cases of admiralty 
and maritime jurisdiction ; to controversies to which the 
United States shall be a party ; to controversies between two 
or more States ; between a State and citizens of another 
State ; between citizens of different States ; between citizens 
of the same State claiming lands under grants of different 
States ; and between a State, or the citizens thereof, and for- 
eign States, citizens or subjects. 

In all cases affecting Embassadors, other public Ministers 
and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be a party, the 
Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the 
other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have 
appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such ex- 
ceptions and under such regulations as the Congress shall 
make. 

The trial of all crimes, except in cases of Impeachment, 
shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the State 
where the said crimes shall have bev5n committed ; but when 
not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such 
place or places as the Congress may by law have directed. 

Sec. 3. Treason against the United States shall consist only 
in levying war against them, or adhering to their enemies, 
giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted 
of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the 
same overt act, or on confession in open Court. 

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment 
of treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work corruption 
of blood, or forfeiture, except during the life of the person 
attainted. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Section 1. Full faith and credit shall be given in each State 
to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every 



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other State. And the Congress may by general laws pre- 
scribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceed- 
ings shall be proved, and the effect thereof. 

Sec. 2. The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all 
privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States. 

A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or 
other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in 
another State, shall, on demand of the executive authority of 
the State from which be fled, be delivered up, to be removed 
to the State having jurisdiction of the crime. 

No person held to service or labor in one State, under the 
laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of 
any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such ser- 
vice or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party 
to whom such service or labor may be due. 

Sec. 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into 
this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected 
within the jurisdiction of any other State ; nor any State be 
formed by the junction of two or more States or parts of 
States without the consent of the Legislatures of the States 
concerned, as well as of the Congress. 

The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all 
needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other 
property belonging to the United States ; and nothing in this 
Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims 
of the United States, or any particular State. 

Sec. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in 
this Union a republican form of Government, and shall pro- 
tect each of them against invasion ; and on application of the 
Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature can 
not be convened), against domestic violence. 

article v. 

The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall 
deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to the Consti- 
tution, or, on the application of the Legislatures of two-thirds 
of the several States, shall call a convention for proposing 
amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all in- 
tents and purposes, as part of this Constitufion, when ratified 
by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, or 
by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the 



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other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress ; 
Provided^ That no amendment which may be made prior to 
the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any 
manner alFect the first and fourth classes in the ninth section 
of the first article ; and that no State, without its consent, 
shall be deprived of its equal sujQQrage in the Senate. 

ARTICLE VI. 

All debts contracted and engagements entered into before 
the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the 
United States, under this Constitution, as under the Confeder- 
ation. 

This Constitution and the laws of the United States which 
shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or 
which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, 
shall be the supreme law of the land; and the Judges in 
every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitu- 
tion or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and 
the members of the several State Legislatures, and all execu- 
tive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the 
several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to sup- 
port this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be re- 
quired as a qualification to any oflBce or public trust under the 
United States. 

ARTICLE VII. 

The ratification of the conventions of nine States shall be 
suflOicient for the establishment of this Constitution between 
the States so ratifying the same. 

Done in convention, by the unanimous consent of the States 
present, the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and of 
the Independence of the United States of America the 
twelfth. In Witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed 
our names. 

GEO. WASHINGTON, 

Pres't and Deputy from Virginia, 

New Hampshire. 
JOHN LANGDON, NICHOLAS OILMAN. 



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Massachusetts. 
NATHANIEL GORHAM, RUFUS KING. 

Connecticut. 
WM. SAML. JOHNSON, ROGER SHERMAN. 

New York. 
ALEXANDER HAMILTON. 



WIL. LIVINGSTON, 
WM. PATERSON, 



B. FRANKLIN, 
ROBT. MORRIS, 
THO. FITZSIMONS, 
JAMES WILSON, 

GEO. READ, 
JOHN DICKINSON, 
JACO. BROOM, 

JAMES M'HENRY, 
DANL. CARROLL, 

JOHN BLAIR, 



WM. BLOUNT, 
HU. WILLIAMSON, 



New Jersey. 

DAVID BREARLEY, 
JONA. DAYTON. 

Pennsylvania. 

THOMAS MIFFLIN, 
GEO CLYMER, 
JARED INGERSOLL, 
GOUV. MORRIS. 



Delaware. 



GUNNING BEDFORD, JR. 
RICHARD BASSETT. 



Maryland. 



DAN. OF ST. THOS. JENIFER 



Virginia. 

JAMES MADISON, JR. 

Noi'th Carolina. 

RICH'D DOBBS SPAIGHT. 



South Carolina. 
J. RUTLEDGE, CHARLES C. PINCKNEY. 

CHARLES PINCKNEY, PIERCE BUTLER. 



WILLIAM FEW, 
Attest : 



Qeorgia. 

ABR. BALDWIN. 

WILLIAM JACKSON, Secretary. 



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ARTICLES. 

In addition to, and amendment of, the Constitution of the United States 
of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of 
the several States, pursuant to the fifth article of the original Consti- 
tution. 

ARTICLE I. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of 
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging 
the freedom of speech or of the press ; or the right of the peo- 
ple peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government 
for a redress of grievances. 

ARTICLE II. 

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of 
a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms 
shall not be infringed. 

ARTICLE in. 

No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, 
without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a 
manner to be prescribed by law. 

ARTICLE IV. 

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, 
papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seiz- 
ures, shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue but 
upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and 
particularly describing the place to be searched, and the per- 
sons or things to be seized. 

ARTICLE V. 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise 
infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a 
Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, 
or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or pub- 
lic danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same 
offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall 
be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against 
himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without 



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due process of law ; nor shall private property be taken for 
j)ublic use without just compensation. 

ARTICLE VI. 

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the 
right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the 
State and district wherein the crime shall have been commit- 
ted, which district shall have been previously ascertained by 
law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusa- 
tion to be confronted with the witnesses against him ; to have 
compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and 
to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. 

ARTICLiE VII. 

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy 
shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be 
preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re- 
examined in any Court of the United States, than according 
to the rules of the common law. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines 
imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. 

ARTICLE IX. 

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights, shall 
not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the 
people. 

ARTICLE X. 

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Con- 
stitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to 
the States respectively, or to the people. 

ARTICLE XI. 

The judicial power of the United States shall not be con- 
strued to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or 
prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of 
another State, or by citizens or subje<3t8 of any foreign Slate. 



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ARTICLE XII. 

The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote 
by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at 
least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State with them- 
selves ; they shall name in their ballot the person voted for 
as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as 
Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all per- 
sons voted for as President, and all persons voted for as Vice- 
President, and of the number of votes for each, which 
lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat 
of government of the United States, directed to the President 
of the Senate : — The President of the Senate shall, in presence 
of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the cer- 
tificates, and the votes shall then be counted ; The person 
having the greatest number of votes for President shall be 
the President, if such nujnber be a majority of the whole 
number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such 
majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers, 
not exceeding three, on the list of those voted for as Presi- 
dent, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately 
by ballot the President. But in choosing the President, the 
votes shall be taken by States, the representation from each 
State having one ; a quorum for this shall consist of a member 
or members from two-thirds of the States, and a majority of 
all the States shall be necessary to a choice. And if the 
House of Representatives shall not choose a President, when- 
ever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the 
fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President 
shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other 
constitutional disability of the President. The person having 
the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the 
Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole 
number of electors appointed ; and if no person have a ma- 
joaity, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the 
Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the pur- 
pose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Sen- 
ators, and a majority of Ihe whole number shall be necessary 
to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the 
office of President, shall be eligible to that of Vice-President 
of the United States, 



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ARTICLE XIII. 

"Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, ex- 
cept as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have 
been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or 
any place subject to their jurisdiction. 

" Section 2, Congress shall have power to enforce this Ar- 
ticle by appropriate legislation, approved February 1, 1863." 



The Constitution was adopted on the 17th of September, 
1787, by the convention appointed in pursuance of the Resolu- 
tion of the Congress of the Confederation, of the 21st Febru- 
ary, 1787, and ratified by the conventions of the several States, 
as follows : 

By Convention of Delaware 7th December, 1787 

" " Pennsylvania 12th December, 1787 

" " New Jersey 18th December, 1787 

" " Georgia 2d January, 1788 

" " Connecticut 9th January, 1788 

" " Massachusetts 6th February, 1788 

" " Maryland 28th April, 1788 

" " South Carolina 28th May, 1788 

" " New Hampshire 21st June, 1788 

" " Virginia 26th June, 1788 

" " New York 26th July, 1788 

" " North Carolina 21st November, 1789 

" " Rhode Island 29th May, 1790 



The first ten of the Amendments were proposed on the 25th 
of September, 1789, and ratified by the constitutional number 
of States on the 15th December, 1791 ; the eleventh, on the 8th 
of January, 1798 ; and the twelfth, on the 25th September, 
1804 ; and the thirteenth, on the , 186 — . 



OOItTSTITTmon^ 

OF THE 



STATE OF Il^DIAI^A. 



PEEAMBLE. 

To THE END, that justice be established, public order maintained, and 
liberty perpetuated; We the People of the State of Indiana, grateful 
to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our own 
form of government, do ordain this Constitution. 

ARTICLE 1. 

BILL OP RIGHTS. 

Section 1. We declare, That all men are created equal ; 
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalien- 
able rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit 
of happiness; that all power is inherent in the people; and 
that all free governments are, and of right ought to be, 
founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, 
safety, and well being. For the advancement of these ends, 
the People have, at all times, an indefeasible right to alter 
and reform their government. 

Sec. 2. All men shall be secured in their natural right to 
worship Almighty God, according to the dictates of their own 
consciences. 

Sec. 3. No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free 
exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with 
the rights of conscience. 

Sec. 4. No preference shall be given, by law, to any creed, 
religious society, or mode of worship ; and no man shall be 
compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, 
or to maintain any ministry, against his consent. 

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Sec. 5. No religious test shall be required, as a qualification 
.for any offlce of trust or profit. 

Sec. 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the 
benefit of any religious or theological institution. 

Sec. 7. No person shall be rendered incompetent as a wit- 
ness, in consequence of his opi)iions on matters of religion. 

Sec. 8. The mode of administering an oath or affirmation, 
shall be such as may be most consistent with, and binding 
upon, the conscience of the person to whom such oath or 
affirmation may be administered. 

Sec. 9. No law shall be passed, restraining the free inter- 
change of thought and opinion, or restricting the right to 
speak, write, or print freely, on any subject whatever; but for 
the abuse of that right every person shall be responsible. 

Sec. 10. In all prosecutions for libel, the truth of the mat- 
ters alleged to be libelous may be given in justification. 

Sec. 11. The right of the people to be secure in their per- 
sons, houses, papers, and efi"ects, against unreasonable search 
or seizure, shall not be violated ; and no warrant shall issue, 
but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, 
and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the 
person or thing to be seized. 

Sec. 12. All courts shall be open; and every man, for 
injury done to him in his person, property or reputation, shall 
have remedy by due course of law. Justice shall be admin- 
istered freely, and without purchase ; completely, and without 
denial ; speedily, and without delay. 

Sec. 13. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have 
the right to a public trial, by an impartial jury, in the county 
in which the offense shall have been committed ; to be heard 
by himself and counsel ; to demand the nature and cause of 
the accusation against him, and to have a copy thereof; to 
meet the witnesses face to face, and to have compulsory pro- 
cess for obtaining witnesses in his favor. 

Sec. 14. No person shall be put in jeopardy twice for the 
same offense. No person, in any criminal prosecution, shall 
be compelled to testify against himself. 

Sec. 15. INo person arrested, or confined in jail, shall be 
treated with unnecessary rigor. 

Sec. 10. Excessive bail shall not be required. Excessive 
fines shall not be imposed. Cruel and unusual punishment 



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shall not be inflicted. All penalties shall be proportioned to 
the nature of the offense. 

Sec. 17. Offenses, other than murder or treason, shall be 
bailable by sufficient sureties. Murder or treason shall not 
be bailable, when the proof is evident, or the presumption 
strong. 

Sec. 18. The penal code shall be founded on the principles 
of reformation, and not of vindictive justice. 

Sec. 19. In all criminal cases whatever, the jury shall have 
the right to determine the law and the facts. 

Sec. 20. In all civil cases, the right of trial by jury shall 
remain inviolate. 

Sec. 21. No man's particular services shall be demanded 
without just compensation. No man's property shall be taken 
by law, without just compensation; nor, except in case of the 
State, without such compensation first assessed and tendered. 

See. 22. The privilege of the debtor to enjoy the necessary 
comforts of life, shall be recognized by wholesome laws, ex- 
empting a reasonable amount of property from seizure or sale 
for the payment of any debt or liability hereafter contracted; 
and there shall be no imprisonment for debt, except in case 
of fraud. 

Sec. 23. The General Assembly shall not grant to any citi- 
zen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities which, upon 
the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens. 

Sec. 24. No ex-post-facto law, or law impairing the obliga- 
tion of contracts, shall ever be passed. 

Sec. 25, No law shall be pa-ssed, the taking effect of which 
shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as pro- 
vided in this Constitution. 

Sec. 26. The operation of the laws shall never be suspend- 
ed, except by the authority of the General Assembly. 

Sec. 27. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not 
be suspended, except in case of rebellion or invasion; and 
then, only if the public safety demand it. 

Sec. 28. Treason against the State shall consist only in 
levying war against it, and in giving aid and comfort to its 
enemies. 

Sec. 29. No person shall be convicted of treason, except on 
the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or upon 
his confession in open court. 



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Sec. 30. No conviction shall work corruption of blood, or 
forfeiture of estate. 

Sec. 31. No law shall restrain any of the inhabitants of the 
State from assembling together in a peaceable manner, to 
consult for their common good; nor from instructing their 
representatives ; nor from applying to the General Assembly 
for redress of grievances. 

Sec. 32. The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the 
defense of themselves and the State. 

Sec. 33. The military shall be kept in strict subordination 
to the civil power. 

Sec. 34. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in 
any house, without the consent of the owner; nor, in time of 
war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 35. The General Assembly shall not grant any title of 
nobility, nor confer hereditary distinctions. 

Sec. 36. Emigration from the State shall not be prohibited. 

Sec. 37. There shall be neither slavery, nor involuntary 
servitude, within the State, otherwise than for the punishment 
of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted. 
No indenture of any Negro or Mulatto, made and executed 
out of the bounds of the State, shall be valid within the State. 



ARTICLE II. 

SUFFRAGE AND ELECTION. 

Sec. 1. All elections shall be free and equal. 

Sec. 2. In all elections, not otherwise provided for by this 
Constitution, every white male citizen of the United States, 
of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have 
resided in the State during the six months immediately pre- 
ceding such election; and every white male, of foreign birth, 
of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have 
resided in the United States one year, and shall have resided 
in this State during the six months immediately preceding 
such election, and shall have declared his intention to become 
a citizen of the United States, conformably to the laws of the 
United States on the subject of naturalization, shall be enti- 
tled to vote in the township or precinct where he may reside. 

Sec. 3. No soldier, seaman, or marine, in the army or navy 
of the United States, or of their allies, shall be deemed to 



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have acquired a residence within the State, in consequence 
of having been stationed within the same ; nor shall any such 
soldier, seaman, or marine have the right to vote. 

Sec. 4. No person shall be deemed to have lost his resi- 
dence in the State by reason of his absence, either on busi- 
ness of this State or of the United States. 

Sec. 5. No Negro or Mulatto shall have the right of suf- 
frage. 

Sec. 6. Every person shall be disqualified from holding of- 
fice during the term for which he may have been elected, who 
shall have given or offered a bribe, threat, or reward to pro- 
cure his election. 

Sec. 7. Every person who shall give or accept a challenge 
to fight a duel, or who shall knowingly carry to another per. 
son such challenge, or who shall agree to go out of the State 
to fight a duel, bhall be ineligible to any office of trust or 
profit. 

Sec. 8. The General Assembly shall have power to deprive 
of the right of suffrage, and to render ineligible, any person 
convicted of an infamous crime. 

Sec. 9. No person holding a lucrative office or appointment 
under the United States, or under this State, shall be eligible 
to a seat in the General Assembly ; nor shall any person hold 
more than one lucrative office at the same time, except as in 
this Constitution expressly permitted: Provided^ that officers 
in the militia, to which there is attached no annual salary, and 
the office of Deputy Postmaster, where the compensation does 
not exceed ninety dollars per annum, shall not be deemed lu- 
crative : And provided^ also^ that counties containing less 
than one thousand polls, may confer the office of Clerk, Re- 
corder, and Auditor, or any two of said offices, upon the same 
person. 

See. 10. No person who may hereafter be a collector or 
holder of public moneys, shall be eligible to any office of 
trust or profit, until he shall have accounted for, and paid over, 
according to law, all sums for which he may be liable. 

Sec. 11. In all cases in which it is provided that an office 
shall not be filled by the same person more than a certain 
number of years continuously, an appointment pro tempore^ 
shall not be reckoned a part of that term. 

Sec. 12. In all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of 



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the peace, electors shall be free from arrest, in going to elec- 
tions, during their attendance there, and in returning from the 
same. 

Sec. 13. All elections by the people shall be by ballot; and 
all elections by the General Assembly, or by either branch 
thereof, shall be viva voce. 

Sec. 14. All general elections shall be held on the second 
Tuesday in October. 

ARTICLE III. 

DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS. 

Section 1. The powers of the Government are divided into 
three separate departments ; the Legislative, the Executive, 
including the Administrative, and the Judicial; and no per- 
son, charged with official duties under one of these depart- 
ments, shall exercise any of the functions of another, except 
as in this Constitution expressly provided. 

ARTICLE IV. 

LEGISL ATI VE. 

Section 1. The Legislative authority of the State shall be 
vested in the General Assembly, which shall consist of a Sen- 
ate and a House of Representatives. The style of every law 
shall be: "Be it enacted by the General Assembly oi the 
State of Indiana ; "' and no law shall be enacted except by bill. 

Sec, 2. The Senate shall not exceed fifty, nor the House of 
Representatives one hundred members; and they shall be 
chosen by the electors of the respective counties or districts, 
into which the State may, from time to time, be divided. 

Sec. 3. Senators shall be elected for the term of four years 
and Representatives for the term of two years, from the day 
next after their general election : Provided, however j (hat the 
Senators elect, at the second meeting ot the General Assem- 
bly under this Constitution, shall be d^"vided, by lot into two 
equal classes, as nearly as may be ; and the seats of Senators 
of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of two 
years, and those of tho second class at the expiration of four 
years; so that one-half as nearly as possible, shall be chosen 
biennially forever thereafter. And in case of increase in the 
number of Senators, they shall be annexed, by lot, to one or 



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the other of the two classes, as to keep them as nearly equal 
as practicable. 

Sec. 4. The General Assembly shall, at its second session 
after the adoption of this Constitution, and every six years 
thereafter, cause an enumeration to be made of all the white 
male inhabitants over the age of twenty-one years. 

Sec. 5. The number of Senators and Representatives shall, 
at the session next following each period of making such 
enumeration, be fixed by law, and apportioned among the sev- 
eral counties, according to the number of white male inhabi- 
tants above twenty-one years of age in each: Provided^ that 
the first and second election of members of the General As- 
sembly under this Constitution shall be according to the ap- 
portionment last made by the General Assembly, before the 
adoption of this Constitution. 

Sec. 6. A senatorial or representative district, where more 
than one county shall constitute a district, shall be composed 
of contiguous counties ; and no county for senatorial appor- 
tionment shall ever be divided. 

Sec. 7. No person shall be a senator or a representative 
who at the time of his election is not a citizen of the United 
States ; nor any one who has not been, for two years next pre- 
ceding his election, an inhabitant of this State, and, for one 
year next preceding his election, an inhabitant of the county 
or district whence he may be chosen. Senators shall be at 
least twenty-five, and Representatives at least twenty-one 
years of age. 

Sec. 8. Senators and Representatives, in all cases except 
treason, felony, and breach of the peace, shall be privileged 
from arrest during the session of the General Assembly, and 
in going to and returning from the same, and shall not be sub- 
ject to any civil process during the session of the General 
Assembly, nor during the fifteen days next before the com- 
mencement thereof. For any speech or debate in either house, 
a member shall not be questioned in any other place. 

Sec. 9. The session of the General Assembly shall be held 
biennially at the capital of the State, commencing on the 
Thursday next after the first Monday of January, in the year 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and on the same 
day of every second year thereafter, unless a different day or 
place shall have been appointed by law. But if, in the 



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opinion of the Governor, the public welfare shall require it, 
he may, at any time, by proclamation, call a special session. 
• vSec. 10. Each house when assembled shall choose its own 
of&cers (the President of the Senate excepted), judge of the 
elections, qualifications, and returns of its own members, de- 
termine its rules of proceeding, and sit upon its own adjourn- 
ment. But neither house shall, without the consent of the 
other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any place 
other than that in which it may be sitting. 

Sec. 11. Two-thirds of each house shall constitute a quorum 
to do business, but a smaller number may meet, adjourn from 
day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members. 
A quorum being in attendance, if either house fail to effect an 
organization within the first five days thereafter, the members 
of the house so failing shall be entitled to no compensation 
from the end of the said five days, until an organization shall 
have been efiected. 

Sec. 12. Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, 
and publish the same. The yeas and nays, on any question, 
shall, at the request of any two members, be entered, together 
with the names of the members demanding the same, on the 
journal : Provided^ that on a motion to adjourn, it shall reqiure 
one-tenth of the members present to ordar the yeas and nays. 

Sec. 13. The doors of each house, and of committees of the 
whole, shall be kept open, except in such cases, as, in the 
opinion of either house, may require secrecy. 

Sec. 14. Either house may punish its members for disor- 
derly behavior, and may, with the concurrence of two-thirds, 
expel a member; but not a second time for the same cause. 

Sec. 15. Either house, during its session, may punish by 
imprisonment, any person not a member, who shall have been 
guilty of disrespect to the house, by disorderly or contempt- 
uous behavior in its presence; but such imprisonment shall not 
at any time exceed twenty-four hours. 

Sec. 16. Each house shall have all powers necessary for a 
branch of the legislative department of a free and indepen- 
dent State. 

Sec. 17. Bills may originate in either house, but may be 
amended or rejected in the other, except that bills for raising 
revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives. 

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Sec. 18. Every bill shall be read, by sections, on three sev- 
eral days, in each house; unless, in case of emergency, two- 
thirds of the house where such bill may be depending shall, 
by a vole of yeas and nays, deem it expedient to dispense with 
this rule ; but the reading of a bill by sections, on its final 
passage, shall, in no case, be dispensed with; and the vote on 
the passage of every bill or joint resolution shall be taken by 
yeas and nays. 

Sec. 19. Every act shall embrace but one subject and mat- 
ters properly connected therewith ; which subject shall be 
expressed in the title. But if any subject shall be embraced 
in an act which shall not be expressed in the title, such act 
shall be void only as to so much thereof as shall not be ex- 
pressed in the title. 

Sec. 20. Every act and joint resolution shall be plainly 
worded, avoiding, as far as practicable, the use of technical 
terms. 

Sec. 21. No act shall ever be revised or amended by mere 
reference to its title ; but the act revised, or section amended, 
shall be set forth and published at full length. 

Sec. 22. The General Assembly shall not pass local or spe- 
cial laws, in any of the following enumerated cases, that is to 
say: 

Regulating the jurisdiction and duties of justices of the 
peace and of constables; 

For the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors ; 

Regulating the practice in courts of justice ; 

Providing for changing the venue in civil and criminal 
cases; 

Granting divorces ; 

Changing the names of persons ; 

For laying out, opening and working on, highways, and for 
the election or appointment of supervisors ; 

Vacating roads, town plats, streets, alleys, and public 
squares ; 

Summoning and empanneling grand and petit juries, and 
providing for their compensation ; 

Regulating the election of county and township officers, 
and their compensation ; 

For the assessment and collection of taxes for State, county, 
township, or road purposes ; 



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Providing for supporting common schools, and the preserva- 
tion of school funds ; 

In relation to fees or salaries ; 

In relation to interest on money; 

Providing for opening and conducting elections of State, 
county, or township officers, and designating the places of 
voting ; 

Providing for the sale of real estate belonging to minors or 
other persons laboring under legal disabilities, by executors, 
administrators, guardians, or trustees. 

Sec. 23. In all the cases enumerated in the preceding sec- 
tion, and in all other cases where a general law can be made 
applicable, all laws shall be general, and of uniform operation 
throughout the State. 

Sec. 24. Provisions may be made, by general law, for bring- 
ing suit against the State, as to all liabilities originating after 
the adoption of this Constitution ; but no special act author- 
izing such suit to be brought, or making compensation to any 
person claiming damages against the State, shall ever be 
passed. 

Sec. 25. A majority of all the members elected to each 
house, shall be necessary to pass every bill or joint resolution ; 
and all bills and joint resolutions so passed, shall be signed by 
the presiding officers of the respective houses. 

Sec. 26. Any member of either house shall have the right 
to protest, and to have his protest, with his reasons for dissent, 
entered on the journal. 

Sec. 27. Every statute shall be a public law, unless other- 
wise declared in the statute itself. 

Sec. 28. No act shall take effect, until the same shall have 
been published and circulated in the several counties of this 
State, by authority, except in case of emergency ; which emer- 
gency shall be declared in the preamble, or in the body of the 
law. 

Sec. 29. The members of the General Assembly shall re- 
ceive for their services, a compensation, to be fixed bylaw; 
but no increase of compensation shall take effect during the 
session at which such increase may be made. No session of 
the General Assembly, except the first under this Constitu- 
tion, shall extend beyond the term of sixty-one days, nor any 
special session beyond the term of forty days. 



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Sec. 30. No Senator or Representative shall, during the 
term for which he may have been elected, be eligible to any 
office, the election to which is vested in the General Assem- 
bly ; nor shall he be appointed to any civil office of profit, 
which shall have been created, or the emoluments of which 
have been increased, during such term; but this latter provis- 
ion shall not be construed to apply to any office elective by 
the people. 

ARTICLE V 

EXECUTIVE. 

Section 1. The executive power of the State shall be vested 
in a Governor. He shall hold his office during four years, and 
shall not be eligible more than four years in any period of 
eight years. 

Sec. 2. There shall be a Lieutenant-Governor, who shall 
hold his office during four years. 

Sec. 3. The Governor and Lieutenant-Governor shall be 
elected at the times and places of choosing members of the 
General Assembly. 

Sec. 4. In voting for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor 
the electors shall designate for whom they vote as Governor, 
and for whom as Lieutenant-Governor. The returns of every 
election for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor shall be 
sealed up and transmitted to the seat of Government, directed 
to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall 
open and publish them in the presence of both Houses of the 
General Assembly. 

Sec. 5. The person, respectively, having the highest num- 
ber of votes for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, shall be 
elected ; but in case two or more persons shall have an equal, 
and the highest, number of votes for either office, the General 
Assembly shall, by joint vote, forthwith proceed to elect one 
of the said persons Governor or Lieutenant, as the case 
may be. 

Sec. 6. Contested elections for Governor or Lieutenant- 
Governor, shall be determined by the General Assembly, in 
Buch manner as may be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 7. No person shall be eligible to the office of Gover- 
nor or Lieutenant-Governor, who shall not have been five 
years a citizen of the United States, and also a resident of the 



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State of Indiana during the five years next preceding his elec- 
tion, nor shall any person be eligible to either of the said 
offices, who shall not have attained the age of thirty years. 

Sec. 8. No member of Congress, or person holding any 
office under the United States or under this State, shall fill 
the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor. 

See. 9. The official term of the Governor and Lieutenant- 
Governor shall commence on the second Monday of January, 
in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three ; and 
on the same day every fourth year thereafter. 

Sec. ]0. In case of the removal of the Governor from office, 
or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the du- 
ties of the office, the same shall devolve on the Lieutenant- 
Governor; and the General Assembly shall, by law, provide 
for the case of removal from office, death, resignation, or ina- 
bility, both of the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, declar- 
ing what officer shall then act as Governor; and such officer 
shall act accordingly, until the disability be removed, or a 
Governor be elected. 

Sec. 11. Whenever the Lieutenant-Governor shall act as 
Governor, or shall be unable to attend as President of the 
Senate, the Senate shall elect one of its own members as 
President for the occasion. 

Sec. 12. The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of the 
military and naval forces, and may call out such forces to exe- 
cute the laws, or to suppress insurrection or to repel invasion. 

Sec. 13. He shall from time to time, give to the General 
Assembly information touching the condition of the State, 
and recommend such measures as he shall judge to be ex- 
pedient. 

Sec. 14. Eve?'y bill which shall have passed the General 
Assembly, shall be presented to the Governor; if he approve, 
he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objec- 
tions, to the house in which it shall have originated ; which 
house shall enter the objections, at large, upon its journals, 
and proceed to reconsider the bill. If, after such reconsidera- 
tion, a majority of all the members elected to that house, shall 
agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, with the Governor's 
objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be 
reconsidered; and, if approved by a majority of all the mem- 
bers elected to that house, it shall be a law. If any bill shall 



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not be returned by the Governor within three days, Sundays 
excepted, after it shall have been presented to him, it shall be 
a law, without his signature, unless the general adjournment 
shall prevent its return ; in which case it shall be a law, unless 
the Governor, within five days next after such adjournment, 
shall file such bill, with his objections thereto, in the office of 
Secretary of State ; who shall lay the same before the General 
Assembly, at its next session, in like manner as if it had been 
returned by the Governor. But no bill shall be presented to 
the Governor, within two days next previous to the final ad- 
journment of the General Assembly. 

Sec. 15. The Governor shall transact all necessary business 
with the officers of the government, and may require informa- 
tion, in writing, from the officers of the administrative depart- 
ment, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respec- 
tive offices. 

Sec. 16. He shall take care that the laws be faithfully exe- 
cuted. 

Sec. 17. He shall have the power to grant reprieves, com- 
mutations, and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses, except 
treason and cases of impeachment, subject to such regulations 
as may be provided by law. Upon conviction for treason, he 
shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence, 
until the case shall be reported to the General Assembly, at 
its next meeting ; when the General Assembly shall either 
grant a pardon, commute the sentence, direct the execution 
of a sentence, or grant a further reprieve. He shall have 
power to remit fines and forfeitures, under such regulations as 
may be prescribed by law ; and shall report to the General 
Assembly, at its next meeting, each case of reprieve, commu- 
tation, or pardon granted, and also the names of all persons in 
whose favor remission of fines andYorfeitures shall have been 
made, and the several amounts remitted: Provided, however, 
that the General Assembly may, by law, constitute a council, 
to be composed of officers of State, without whose advice and 
consent the Governor shall not have power to grant pardons, 
in any case, except such as may, by law, be left to his sole 
power. 

Sec. 18. When, during a recess of the General Assembly, a 
vacancy shall happen in any office, the appointment to which 
is vested in the General Assembly ; or when, at any time, a 



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vacancy shall have occurred in any other State office, or in the 
office of judge of any court; the Governor shall fill such va- 
cancy by appointment, which shall expire when a successor 
shall have been elected and qualified. 

Sec. 19, lie shall issue writs of election, to fill such vacan- 
cies as may have occurred in the General Assembly. 

Sec- 20. Should the seat of government become dangerous 
from disease, or a common enemy, he may convene the Gen- 
eral Assembly at any other place. 

Sec. 21. The Lieutenant Governor shall, by virtue of his 
office, be President of the Senate; have a right, when in com- 
mittee of the whole, to join in debate, and to vote on all sub- 
jects; and, whenever the Senate shall be equally divided, he 
shall give the casting vote. 

Sec. 22. The Governor shall, at stated times, receive for his 
services a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor 
diminished during the term for which he shall have been 
elected. 

Sec. 23. The Lieutenant Governor, while he shall act as 
President of the Senate, shall receive for his services the same 
compensation as the Speaker of the House of Representa- 
tives ; and any person acting as Governor, shall receive the 
compensation attached to the office of Governor. 

Sec. 24. Neither the Governor nor the Lieutenant Gover- 
nor shall be eligible to any other office, during the term for 
which he shall have been elected. 

ARTICLE VI. 

ADMINISTRATIVE. 

Section I. There shall be elected by the voters of the State 
an Auditor, a Treasurer of State, who shall, severally, hold 
their offices for two years. They shall perform such duties, as 
may be enjoined bylaw; and no person shall be eligible to 
either of said offices, more than four years in any period of six 
years. 

Sec. 2. There shall be elected, in each county, by the 
voters thereof, at the time of holding general elections, a 
clerk of the circuit court, auditor, recorder, treasurer, sheriff, 
coroner, and surveyor. The clerk, auditor, and recorder shall 
continue in office four years ; and no person shall be eligible 
to the office of clerk, recorder, or auditor, more than eight 



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years, in any period of twelve years. The treasurer, sheirff, 
coroner, and surveyor, shall continue in office two jears; and 
no person shall be eligible to the office of treasurer or sheriff 
more than four years in any period of six years. 

Sec. 3. Such other county and township officers as may be 
necessary, shall be elected, or appointed, in such manner as 
may be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 4. No person shall be elected, or appointed as acoijnty 
officer, who shall not be an elector of the county; nor any one 
who shall not have been an inhabitant thereof during one 
year next preceding his appointment, if the county shall have 
been so long organized, but if the county shall not have been 
so long organized, then within the limits of the county or 
counties, out of which the same shall have been taken. 

Sec. 5. The Governor, and the Secretary, Auditor, and 
Treasurer of State shall, severally, reside and keep the public 
records, books and papers, in any manner relating to their re- 
spective offices, at the seat of government. 

Sec. 6. All county, township, and town officers shall reside 
within their respective counties, townships, and towns ; and 
shall keep their respective offices at such places therein, and 
perform such duties, as may be directed by law. 

Sec. 7. All State officers shall, for crime, incapacity, or 
negligence, be liable to be removed from office, either by im- 
peachment by the House of Representatives, to be tried by 
the Senate, or by a joint resolution of the General Assembly; 
two-thirds of the members elected to each branch voting, ia 
either case, therefor. 

Sec. 8. All State, county, township, and town officers, may 
be impeached, or removed from office, in such manner as may 
be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 9. Vacancies in county, township, and town offices 
shall be filled in such manner as may be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 10. The General Assembly may confer upon the boards 
doing county business in the several counties, powers of a lo- 
cal administrative character. 



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ARTICLE VII. 

JUDICIAL 

Section 1. The Judicial power of the State shall be vested 
in a Supreme Court, in Circuit Courts, and in such inferior 
Courts as the General Assembly may establish. 

Sec. 2. The Supreme Court shall consist of not less than 
three, nor more than five Judges ; a majority of whom shall 
form a quorum. They shall hold their offices for six years, if 
they so long behave well. 

Sec. 3. The State shall be divided into as many districts as 
there are judges of the Supreme Court; and such districts 
shall be formed of contiguous territory, as nearly equal in pop- 
ulation, as, without dividing a county, the same can be made. 
One of said judges shall be elected from each district, and re- 
side therein; but said judge shall be elected by the electors 
of the State at large. 

Sec. 4. The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction, co-ex- 
tensive with the limits of the State, in appeals and writs of 
error, under such regulations and restrictions as may be pre- 
scribed by law. It shall also have such original jurisdiction 
as the General Assembly may confer. 

Sec. 5. The Supreme Court shall, upon the decision of 
every case, give a statement in writing of each question aris- 
ing in the record of such case, and the dicision of the court 
thereon. 

Sec. 6. The General Assembly shall provide, by law, for 
the speedy publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court, 
made under this Constitution; but no judge shall be allowed 
to report such decisions. 

Sec. 7. There shall be elected by the voters of the State, a 
Clerk of the Supreme Court, who shall hold his office four 
years, and whose duties shall be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 8. The circuit courts shall each consist of one judge, 
and shall have such civil and criminal jurisdiction as may be 
prescribed by law. 

Sec. 9. The State shall from time to time, be divided into 
judicial circuits; and a judge for each circuit shall be elected 
by the voters thereof. He shall reside within the circuit, and 
shall hold his office for the term of six years, if he so long 
behave well. 



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Sec. 10. The General Assembly may provide by law, that 
the judge of one circuit may hold the courts of another circuit, 
in cases of necessity or convenience; and in case of temporary 
inability of any judge, from sickness or other cause, to hold 
the courts in his circuit, provision may be made, by law, for 
holding such courts. 

Sec. 11. There shall be elected in each judicial circuit, by 
the voters thereof, a prosecuting attorney, who shall hold his 
oflSce for two years. 

Sec. 12. Any judge or prosecuting attorney, who shall 
have been convicted of corruption or other high crime, may, 
on information in the name of the State, be removed from of- 
fice by the Supreme Court, or in such other manner as may 
be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 13. The judges of the Supreme Court and circuit 
courts shall, at stated times, receive a compensation, which 
shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. 

Sec. 14. A conpetent number of justices of the peace shall 
be elected, by the voters in each township in the several 
counties. They shall continue in office four years, and their 
powers and duties shall be prescribed by law. 

Sec. 15. All judicial officers shall be conservators of the 
peace in their respective jurisdictions. 

Sec. 16. No person elected to any judicial office, shall, dur- 
ing the term for which he shall have been elected, be eligible 
to any office of trust or profit, under the State, other than a 
judicial office. 

Sec. 17. The General Assembly may modify, or abolish, the 
grand jury system. 

Sec. 18. All criminal prosecutions shall be carried on in 
the name, and by the authority of the State ; and the style of 
all process shall be: "The State of Indiana." 

Sec. 19. Tribunals of conciliation may be established, with 
such powers and duties as shall be prescribed by law ; or the 
powers and duties of the same may be conferred upon other 
courts of justice; but such tribunals or other courts, when 
sitting as such, shall have no power to render judgment to be 
obligatory on the parties, unless they voluntarily submit their 
matter? of diflPerence, and agree to abide the judgment of 
Buch tribunal or court. 

Sec. 20. The General Assembly, at its first session after the 



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adoption of this Constitution, shall provide for the appoint- 
.ment ©f three commissioners, whose duty it shall be to revise, 
simplify, and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings, and forms 
of the courts of juslice. And they shall provide for abolish- 
ing the distinct forms of action at law, now in use , and that 
justice shall be administered in a uniform mode of pleading, 
without distinction between law and equity. And the Gen- 
eral Assembly may, also, make it the duty of said commis- 
sioners to reduce into a systematic code, the general statute 
law of the State ; and said commissioners shall report the re- 
sult of their labors to the General Assembly, with such 
recommendations and suggestions, as to abridgment and 
amendment, as to said commissioners, may seem necessary or 
proper. Provision shall be made, by law, for filling vacancies, 
regulating the tenure of office and the compensation of said 
commissioners. 

Sec. 21. Every person of good moral character, being a 
voter, shall be entitled to admission to practice law in all 
courts of justice. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

EDUCATION. 

Section 1. Knowledge and learning, generally diffused 
throughout a community, being essential to the preservation 
of a free government, it shall be the duty of the General 
Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral intel- 
lectual, scientific, and agricultural improvement; to provide, 
by law, for a general and uniform system of common schools, 
wherein tuition shall be without charge, and equally open 
to all. 

Sec. 2. The common school fund shall consist of the con- 
gressional township fund, and the lands belonging thereto; 

The surplus revenue fund ; 

The saline fund and the lands belonging thereto ; 

The bank tax fund, and the funds arising from the one hun- 
dred and fourteenth section of the charter of the State Bank 
of Indiana; 

The fund to be derived from the sale of county seminaries, 
and the moneys and property heretofore held for such semina- 
ries; from the fines assessed for breaches of the penal laws of 
the State ; and from all forfeitures which may accrue ; 



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All lands and other estate which shall escheat to the State, 
for want of heirs or kindred entitled to the inheritance ; 

All lands that have been, or may hereafter be, granted to 
the State, where no special purpose is expressed in the grant, 
and the proceeds of the sales thereof; including the proceeds 
of the sales of the Swamp Lands, granted to the State of 
Indiana by the act of Congress of the 28th of September, 
1850, after deducting the expenses of selecting and draining 
the same ; 

Taxes on the property of corporations, that may be assessed 
by the General Assembly for common school purposes. 

Sec. 3. The principal of the common school fund shall re- 
main a perpetual fund, which may be increased, but shall 
never be diminished; and the income thereof shall be invio- 
lably appropriated to the support of common schools, and to 
no other purpose whatever. 

Sec. 4. The General Assembly shall invest, in some safe 
and profitable manner, all such portions of the common 
school fund as have not heretofore been entrusted to the sev- 
eral counties ; and shall make provision, by law, for the distri- 
bution among the several counties of the interest thereof. 

Sec. 5. If any county shall fail to demand its proportion of 
such interest for common school purposes, the same shall be 
reinvested for the benefit of such county. 

Sec. 6. The several counties shall be held liable for the 
preservation of so much of the said fund as may be intrusted 
to them, and for the payment of the annual interest thereon. 

Sec. 7. All trust funds held by the State shall remain invio- 
late, and be faithfully, and exclusively applied to the purpose 
for which the trust was created. 

Sec. 8. The General Assembly shall provide for the elec- 
tion, by the voters of the State, of a State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction, who shall hold his office for two years, and 
whose duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law. 

AKTICLE IX. 

STATE INSTITUTIONS. 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to 
provide by law for the support of Institututions for the edu- 
cation of the Deaf and Dumb, and of the Blind ; and also for 
the treatment of the Insane. 



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Sec. 2. The General Assembly shall provide Houses of 
Refuge for the correction and reformation of juvenile offenders. 

Sec. 3. The county boards shall have power to provide 
farms, as an asylum for those persons who, by reason of age, 
infirmity or other misfortune, have claims upon the sympa- 
thies and aid of society. 

ARTICLE X. 

FINANCE. 

Section 1. The General Assembly shall provide by law for 
a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation ; and 
shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valua- 
tion for taxation of all property, both real and personal, ex- 
cepting such only for municipal, educational, literary, scien- 
tific, religious or charitable purposes, as may be specially 
exempted by law. 

Sec, 2. All the revenues derived from the sale of any of 
the public works belonging to the State, and from the net an- 
nual income thereof, and any surplus that may at any time re- 
main in the treasury, derived from taxation for general State 
purposes, after the payment of the ordinary expenses of the 
government, and of the interest on bonds of the State, other 
than bank bonds, shall be annually applied, under the direc- 
tion of the General Assembly, to the payment of the principal 
of the public debt. 

Sec. 3. No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in 
pursuance of appropriations made by law. 

Sec. 4. An accurate statement of the receipts and expend- 
itures of the public money, shall be published with the laws 
of each regular session of the General Assembly. 

Sec. 5. No law shall authorize any debt to be contract- 
ed, on behalf of the State, except in the following cases : 
To meet casual deficits in the revenue ; to pay the interest on 
the State Debt; to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or if 
hostilities be threatened, provide for the pablic defense. 

Sec. 6. No county shall subscribe for stock in any incorpo- 
rated company, unless the same be paid for at the time of 
such subscription ; nor shall any county loan its credit to any 
incorporated company, nor borrow money for the purpose of 
taking stock in any such company ; nor shall the General 
Assembly ever, on behalf of the State, assume the debts of 



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any county, city, town, or township, nor of any corporation 

whatever. 

ARTICLE XI. 

CORPORATIONS . 

Section 1. The General Assembly shall not have power to 
establish, or incorporate, any bank or banking company, or 
moneyed institution, for the porpose of issuing bills of credit, 
or bills payable to order or bearer, except under the condi- 
tions prescribed in this Constitution. 

Sec. 2. No banks shall be established otherwise than under 
a general banking law, except as provided in the fourth sec- 
tion of this article. 

Sec. 3. If the General Assembly shall enact a general 
banking law, such law shall provide for the registry and 
countersigning, by an officer of State, of all paper credit de- 
signed to be circulated as money ; and ample collateral se- 
curity, readily convertible into specie, for the redemption of 
the same in gold or silver, shall be required; which collateral 
security shall be under the control of the proper officer or 
officers of State. 

Sec. 4. The General Assembly may also charter a bank 
with branches, without collateral security, as required in the 
preceding section. 

Sec. 5. If the General Assembly shall establish a bank 
with branches, the branches shall be mutually responsible 
for each other's liabilities, upon all paper credit issued a» 
money. 

Sec. 6. The stockholders in every bank, or banking com- 
pany, shall be individually responsible to an amount over and 
above their stock, equal to their respective shares of stock,, 
for all debts or liabilities of said bank or banking company. 

Sec. 7. All bills or notes issued as money, shall be, at all 
times, redeemable in gold or silver ; and no law shall be 
passed, sanctioning, directly or indirectly, the suspension, by 
any bank or banking company, of specie payments. 

Sec. 8. Holders of bank notes shall be entitled, in case of 
insolvency, to preference of payment over all other creditors* 

Sec. 9. No bank shall receive, directly or indirectly, a 
greater rate of interest than shall be allowed, by law, to indi- 
viduals loaning money. 



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Sec. 10. Every bank or banking company shall be required 
to cease all banking operations within twenty years from the 
tkne of its organization, and promptly thereafter to close its 
business. 

Sec. 11. The General Assembly is not prohibited from in- 
vesiing the Trust Funds in a bank with branches ; but in case 
of such investment, the safety of the same shall be guaran- 
teed by unquestionable security. 

Sec. 12. The State shall not be a stockholder in any bank 
after the expiration of the present bank charter ; nor shall 
the credit of the State ever be given, or loaned, in aid of any 
person, association or corporation ; nor shall the State here- 
after become a stockholder in any corporation or association. 

Sec. 13. Corporations, other than banking, shall not be cre- 
ated by special act, but may be formed under general laws. 

Sec. 14. Dues from corporations, other than banking, shall 
be secured by such individual liability of the corporators, or 
other means, as may be prescribed by law. 

AKTIOLE XII. 

MILITIA. 

Section 1. The militia shall consist of all able-bodied 
white male persons, between the ages of eighteen and forty- 
five years, except such as may be exempted by the laws of 
the United States, or of this State; and shall be organized, 
officered, armed, equipped, and trained, in such manner as may 
be provided by law. 

Sec. 2. The Governor shall appoint the Adjutant, Quarter- 
master and Commissary Generals. 

Sec. 3. All militia officers shall be commissioned by the 
Governor, and shall hold their offices not longer than six years. 

Sec. 4. The General Assembly shall determine the method 
of dividing the militia into divisions, brigades, regiments, 
batalions and companies, and fix the rank of all staff officers. 

Sec. 5. The militia may be divided into classes of sedentary 
and active militia, in such manner as shall be prescribed by 
law. 

Sec. 6. No person conscientiously opposed to bearing arms 
shall be compelled to do militia duty ; but such person shall 
pay an equivalent for exemption; the amount to be pro- 
s' ribed by law. 



48 CONSTITUTION OP THE 

ARTICLE XIII. 

NEGROES AND MULATTOES. 

Sec. 1. No Negro or Mulatto shall come into, or settle Id, 
the State, after the adoption of this Constitution. 

Sec. 2. All contracts made with any Negro or Mulatto 
coming into the State, contrary to the provisions of the fore- 
going section, shall be void ; and any person who shall employ 
such Negro or Mulatto, or otherwise encourage him to remain 
in the State, shall be lined in any sum not less than ten dol- 
lars, nor more than five hundred dollars. 

See. 3. All fines which may be collected for a violation of 
the provisions of this article, or of any law which may here- 
after be passed for the purpose of carrying the same into exe- 
cution, shall be set apart and appropriated for the colonization 
of such Negroes and Mulattoes, and their descendants, as may 
be in the State at the adoption of this Constitution, and may 
be willing to emigrate. 

Sec. 4. The General Assembly shall pass laws to carry aut 
the proTisions of this article. 

ARTICLE XIV. 

BOIJNDAKIES 

Section 1. In order that the boundaries of the State may 
be known and established, it is hereby ordained and declared, 
that the State of Indiana is bounded, on the east, by the me- 
ridian line which forms the western boundary of the State of 
Ohio ; on the south, by the Ohio River, from the mouth of the 
Great Miami River to the mouth of the Wabash River; on 
the west, by a line drawn along the middle of the Wabash 
River, from its mouth to a point where a due north line, drawn 
from the town of Vincennes, would last touch the north-west- 
ern shore of said Wabash River ; and, thence, by a due north 
line, until the same shall intersect an east and west line, drawn 
through a point ten miles north of the southern extreme of 
Lake Michigan ; on the north, by said east and west line, until 
the same shall intersect the first mentioned meridian line, 
which forms the western boundary of the State of Ohio. 

Sec. 2. The State of Indiana shall possess jurisdiction and 
sovereignty coextensive with the boundaries declared in the 
preceding section; and shall have concurrent jurisdiction, in 



STATE OP INDIANA. 49 



civil and criminal cases, with the State of Kentucky on the 
Ohio River, and with the State of Illinois on the Wabash River, 
so far as said rivers form the common boundary between this 
State and said States respectively. 

ARTICLE XV. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Section 1. All officers whose appointment is not otherwise 
provided for in this Constitution, shall be chosen in such man- 
ner as now is, or hereafter may be, prescribed by law. 

Sec. 2. When the duration of any office is not provided for 
by this Constitution, it may be declared by law ; and, if not so 
declored, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the 
authority making the appointment. But the General Assem- 
bly shall not create any office, the tenure of which shall be 
longer than four years. 

Sec. 3. Whenever it is provided in this Constitution, or in 
any law which may be hereafter passed, that any officer other 
than a member of the General Assembly, shall hold his office 
for any given term, the same shall be construed to mean, that 
such officer shall hold his office for such term, and until his 
successor shall have been elected and qualified. 

Sec. 4 Every person elected or appointed to any office 
under this Constitution shall, before entering on the duties 
thereof, take an oath or affirmation, to support the Constitu- 
tion of this State, and of the United States, and also an oath 
of offije. 

Sec. 5. There shall be a seal of State kept by the Governor 
for official purposes, which shall be called the seal of the 
Slate of Indiana. 

Sec. 6. All commissions shall issue in the name of the 
State, shall be signed by the Governor, sealed with the State 
seal, and attested by the Secretary of State. 

Sec. 7. No county shall be reduced to an area less than 
four hundred square miles ; nor shall any county under that 
area be further reduced. 

Sec. 8. No lottery shall be authorized ; nor shall the sale 
of lottery tickets be allowed. 

Sec. 9. The following grounds, owned by the State in Indi- 
anapolis, namely : the State House Square, the Governor's 
4 



60 CONSTITUTION OP THE 



Circle, and so much of out-lot numbered one hundred and 
forty-seven, as lies uorth of the arm of the Central Canal, shall 
not be sold or leased. 

Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to 
provide for the permanent enclosure and preservation of the 
Tippecanoe Battle Ground. 

ARTICLE XVI. 

AMENDMENTS. 

Section 1. Any amendment or amendments to this Consti- 
tution may be proposed in either branch of the General As- 
sembly, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of 
the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed 
amendment or amendments, shall with the yeas and nays 
thereon, be entered on their journals, and referred to the Gen- 
eral Assembly to be chosen at the next general election ; and 
if in the General Assembly so next chosen, such proposed 
amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority 
of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the 
duty of the General Assembly to submit such amendment or 
amendments to the electors of the State ; and if a majority of 
said electors shall ratify the same, such amendment or 
amendments shall become a part of this Constitution. 

Sec. 2. If two or more amendments shall be submitted at 
the same time, they shall be submitted in such manner that 
the electors shall vote for or against each of such amendments 
separately ; and while an amendment or amendments which 
shall have been agreed upon by one General Assembly shall 
be awaiting the action of a succeeding General Assembly, or 
of the electors, no additional amendment or amendmfint& 
shall be proposed. 

SCHEDULE. 

This Constitution, if adopted, shall take effect on the first 
day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred 
and fifty-one, and shall supersede the Constitution adopted in 
the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. That no 
inconvenience may arise from the change in the government, 
it is hereby ordained as follows : — 

First. All laws now in force, and not inconsistent with this 



STATE OF INDIANA. 51 



Constitution, shall remain in force, until they shall expire or 
be repealed. 

Second. All indictments, prosecutions, suits, pleas, plaints, 
and other proceedings, pending in any of the Courts, shall be 
prosecuted to final judgment and execution ; and all appeals, 
writs of error, certiorari, and injunctions, shall be carried on 
in the several Courts, in the same manner as is now provided 
by law. 

Third. All fines, penalties, and forfeitures, due or accruing 
to the State, or to any county therein, shall inure to the State, 
or to such county, in the manner prescribed by law. All 
bonds executed to the State, or to any officer, in his official 
capacity, shall remain in force and inure to the use of those 
concerned. 

J^ouriTi. All acts of incorporation for municipal purposes 
shall continue in force under this Constitution, until such 
time as the General Assembly shall, in its discretion, modify 
or repeal the same. 

Fifth. The Governor, at the expiration of the present 
official term, shall continue to act until his successor shall 
have been sworn into office. 

Sixth. There shall be a session of the General Assembly, 
commencing on the first Monday of December, in the year 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. 

Seventh. Senators now in office and holding over, under the 
existing Constitution, and such as may be elected at the next 
general election, and the Representatives then elected, shall 
continue in office until the first general election under this 
Constitution. 

Eighth. The first general election under this Constitution, 
shall be held in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty- 
two. 

Ninth. The first election for Governor, Lieutenant Gover- 
nor, Judges of the Supreme Courts and Circuit Courts, Clerk 
of the Supreme Court, Prosecuting Attorney, Secretary, Audi- 
tor, and Treasurer of State, and State Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction, under this Constitution, shall be held at the 
general election in the year one thousand eight hundred and 
fifty-two ; and such of said officers as may be in office, when 
this Constitution shall go into efiect, shall continue in their 



52 CONSTITUTION OF THE 

respective oflSces, until their successors shall have been 
elected and qualified. 

Tenth. Every person elected by popular vote, and now in 
any office which is continued by this Constitution, and every 
person who shall be so elected to any such office before the 
taking effect of this Constitution, (except as in this Constitu- 
tion otherwise provided,) shall continue in office until the 
term for which such person has been, or may be, elected, shall 
expire : Provided., That no such person shall continue in of- 
fice after the taking effect of this Constitution, for a longer 
period than the term of such office in this Constitution pre- 
scribed. 

Eleventh. On the taking effect of this Constitution, all of- 
ficers thereby continued in office, shall, before proceeding in 
the further discharge of their duties, take an oath, or affirma- 
tion, to support this Constitution. 

Twelfth. All vacancies that may occur in existing offices, 
prior to the first general election under this Constitution, shall 
be fiJled in the manner now prescribed by law. 

Thirteenth. At the time of submitting this Constitution to 
the electors for their approval or disapproval, the article 
numbered thirteen, in relation to Negroes and Mulattoes, 
shall be submitted as a distinct proposition, in the following 
form: "Exclusion and Colonization of Negroes and Mulat- 
toes," "Aye" or "No." And if a majority of the votes cast 
shall be in favor of said article, then the same shall form a 
part of this Constitution ; otherwise, it shall be void, and form 
no part thereof. 

Fourteenth. No Article or Section of this Constitution 
shall be submitted, as a distinct proposition, to a vote of the 
electors, otherwise than as herein provided. 

Fifteenth. Whenever a portion of the citizens of the 
counties of Ferry and Spencer shall deem it expedient to 
form, of the contiguous territory of said counties, a new 
county, it shall be the duty of those interested in the organi- 
zation of such new county, to lay off the same by proper 
metes and bounds, of equal portions as nearly as practicable, 
not to exceed one-third of the territory of each of said coun- 
ties. The proposal to create such new county shall be sub- 
mitted to the voters of said counties, at a general election, in 
Bach manner as shall be prescribed by law. And if a majority 



STATE OP INDIANA. 53 



of all the votes given at said election shall be in favor of the 
organization of said new county, it shall be the duty of the 
General Assembly to organize the same out of the territory 
thus designated. 

Sixteenth. The General Assembly may alter or an>end the 
charter of Clarksville, and make such regulations as may be 
necessary for carrying into effect the objects contemplated in 
granting the same ; and the funds belonging to said town shall 
be applied according to the intention of the grantor. 

Done in Convention, at Indianapolis, the tenth day of Feb- 
ruary, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 
fifty-one ; and of the Independence of the United State, the 
seventy-fifth. 

GEORGE WHITFIELD CARR, 

President^ and Delegate from the County of Lawrence. 
Attest: Wm. H. English, 

Principal Secretary. 
George L. Sites, 

Hekman G. Bakkwell, \ Assistant Seci'etaries. 
Robert M. Evans, 



EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. 



Whereas^ On the twenty-second day of September, in the 
year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, 
a proclamation was issued by the President of the United 
States, containing among other things the following, to-wit : 

That, on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, 
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held 
as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the 
people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United 
States, shall be then, henceforth and forever free, and the 
Executive Government of the United States, including the 
military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and 
maintain the freedom of such persons, or any of them, in any 
efforts they may make for their actual freedom. 

That the Executive will, on the first day of January afore 
said, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of 
States, if any, in which the people therein respectively shall 
then be in rebellion against the United States, and the fact 
that any State, or the people thereof, shall on that day be in 
good faith represented in the Congress of the United States by 
members chosen thereto, at elections wherein a majority of 
the qualified voters of such States shall have participated, 
shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be 
deemed conclusive that such State and the people thereof are 
not then in rebellion against the United States. 

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the 
United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Com- 
mander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, 
in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and 
Government of the United States, and as a fit necessary war 
measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of 
January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred 
and sixty-three, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, 
publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days 

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EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. 65 

from the day of the first above-mentioned order, and desig- 
nate, as the States and parts of States wherein the people 
'thereof respectively are this day in rebellion againt the 
United States, the following to- wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisi- 
ana, except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jeffer- 
son, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, 
Terre Bonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin and Orleans, in- 
cluding the city of New Orleans. Mississippi, Alabama, Flor- 
ida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, 
except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, 
and also the counties of Berkeley, Accoraac, Northampton. 
Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including 
the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and which excepted 
parts are, for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation 
were not issued. 

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, 
I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within 
said designated States and parts of States are, and hencefor- 
ward, shall be free ; and that the Executive Government of the 
United States, including the military and naval authorities there- 
of, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons. 

And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free 
to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defense ; 
and I recommend to them that, in all cases, when allowed, 
they labor faithfully for reasonable wages. 

And I further declare and make known that such persons of 
suitable condition will be received into the armed service of 
the United States, to garrison forts, positions, stations, and 
other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service. 

And upon this, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, 
warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I in- 
voke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious 
favor of Almighty God. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused 
the seal of the United States to be aflSxed. 

Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, 

,-A^ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
■{seal|- and sixty- three, and of the Independence of the Unit- 

— , — ed States of America the eighty-seventh. 

By the President : Abraham Lincoln. 

William H. Seward, Secretary of State. 



I 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 



:o: 

PLATFORM OF THE BRECKINRIDGE PARTY OF 1860. 

Resolved^ That the platform adopted by the Democratic 
party at Cincinnati be affirmed, with the following explana- 
tory resolutions : 

1. That the government of a territory organized by an act 
of Congress is provisional and temporary, and during its exis- 
tence all citizens of the United States have an equal right to 
settle with their property in the territory, without their rights, 
either in person or property, being destroyed by congressional 
or territorial legislation. 

2. That it is the duty of the Federal Government, in all its 
departments, to protect the rights of persons and property in 
the territories, and wherever else its constitutional authority 
extends. 

3. That when the settlers in a territory, having an adequate 
population, form a State Constitution, the right of sovereignty 
commences, and being consummated by their admission into 
the Union, they stand on an equality with the people of other 
States, and a State thus organized ought to be admitted into 
the Federal Union, whether its constitution prohibits or rec- 
ognizes the institution of slavery. 

4. That the Democratic party are ivt favor of the acquisi- 
tion of Cuba, on such terms as shall be honorable to ourselves 
and just to Spain, at the earliest practicable moment. 

5. That the enactments of State Legislatures to defeat the 
faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law are hostile in 
character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary 
in their ejQfect. 

6. That the Democracy of the United States recognize it as 
an imperative duty of the government to protect the natural- 

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POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 57 



ized citizen in all his rights, whether in home or in foreign 
lands, to the same extent as its native born citizens. 

Whereas, One of the greatest necessities of the age, in a 
political, commercial, postal, and military point of view, is a 
epeedy communication between the Pacific and Atlantic 
coasts ; therefore, be it resolved, 

7. That the National Democratic party do hereby pledge 
themselves to use every means in their power to secure the 
passage of some bill, to the extent of the Constitutional au- 
thority by Congress, for the construction of a railroad to the 
Pacific Ocean at the earliest practicable moment. 



PLATFORM OF THE DOUGLAS PARTY OF 1860, 

Resolved, That we, the Democracy of the Union in Conven- 
tion assembled, hereby declare our afllrmation of the resolu- 
tions unanimously adopted and declared as a platform of prin- 
ciples by the Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, in the 
year 1856, believing that Democratic principles are unchanga- 
ble in their nature when applied to the same subject matter, 
and we recommend as our only further resolutions the follow- 
ing: 

That inasmuch as differences of opinion exist in the Demo- 
cratic party as to the nature and extent of the powers of a 
Territorial Legislature, and as to the powers and duties of Con- 
gress, under the Constitution of the United States, over the 
institution of slavery in the territories ; 

Resolved^ That the Democratic party will abide by the de- 
cision of the Supreme Court of the United States over the in- 
stitution of slavery in the territories. 

Resolved^ That it is the duty of the United States to afford 
ample and complete protection to all its citizens, at home or 
abroad, and whether native or foreign born. 

Resolved, That one of the necessities of the age, in a mili- 
tary, commercial, and postal point of view, is a speedy com- 
munication between the Atlantic and Pacific States, and the 
Democratic party pledge such constitutional enactment as 
will insure the construction of a railroad to the Pacific coast 
at the earliest practical period. 



58 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 

Resolved^ That the Democratic party are in favor of the ac- 
quisition of the Island of Cuba, on such terms as shall be hon- 
orable to ourselves and just to Spain. 

Resolved^ That the enactments of State Legislatures to de- 
feat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law are hos- 
tile in character, subversive to the Constitution, and revolu- 
tionary in their effect. 

Resolved^ That it is in accordance with the Cincinnati Plat- 
form, that during the existence of Territorial Governments, 
the measure of restriction, whatever it may be, imposed by 
the Federal Constitution on the power of the Territorial Leg- 
islature over the subject of the domestic relations, as the same 
has been or shall hereafter be decided by the Supreme Court 
of the United States, should be respected by all good citizens, 
and enforced with promptness and fidelity by every branch of 
the General Government. 



THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM OF 1860. 

Resolved^ That we, the delegated representatives of the Re- 
publican electors of the United States, in Convention assem- 
bled, in the discharge of the duty we owe to our constituents 
and our country, unite in the following resolutions: 

1. That the history of the nation during the last four years 
has fully established the propriety and necessity of the organ- 
ization and perpetuation of the Republican party, and that the 
causes which called it into existence are permanent in their 
nature, and now, more than ever, demand its peaceful and 
constitutional triumph. 

2. That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in 
the Declaration of Independence, and embodied in the Federal 
Constitution, that " all men are created equal ; that they are 
endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, 
among which are those of life, liberty and the pursuit of happi- 
ness, and that Governments are instituted among men to 
Becure the enjoyment of these rights, deriving their just power 
from the consent of the governed" — are essential to the pres- 
ervation of our republican institutions, and that the Federal 
Constitution, the rights of the States, and the union of the 
States, must and shall be preserved. 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 69 

3. That to the union of the States this nation owes its unpre- 
cedented increase in population, its surprising developments 
of material resources ; its rapid augmentation of wealth ; its 
happiness at home and its honor abroad; and we hold in 
abhorrence all schemes for disunion, come from whatever 
source they may ; and we congratulate the country that no 
Republican member of Congress has uttered or countenanced 
the threats of disunion as often made by the Democratic mem- 
bers of Congress, without rebuke and with applause from their 
political associates ; and we denounce those threats of disunion 
in case of a popular overthrow of their ascendency, as denying 
the vital principles of a free Government, and as an avowal of 
contemplated treason which it is the imperative duty of an 
indignant people sternly to rebuke and forever silence. 

4. That the maintenance inviolate, of the rights of the 
States, and especially of each State, to order and control its 
own domestic institutions according to its own judgment ex- 
clusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the 
perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends ; and 
we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil 
of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as one 
of the gravest of crimes. 

5. That the present Democratic Administration has far ex- 
ceeded our worst apprehensions in the measureless subserviency 
to the exactions of a sectional interest, as especially evinced 
in its desperate exertions to force the infamous Lecompton 
Constitution upon the protesting people of Kansas, construing 
the relation between master and servant to involve an unqual- 
ified property in persons; in its attempted enforcement every 
where, on land and sea, through the intervention of Congress 
and of the Federal Courts, of the extreme pretensions of a 
purely local interest ; and in its general and unvarying abuse 
of the power entrusted to it by a confiding people. 

6. That the people justly view with alarm the reckless ex- 
travagance which pervades every department of the Federal 
Government. That a return to right economy and accounta- 
bility is indispensible to arrest the plunder of the public 
treasury by favored partisans, while the recent startling devel- 
opments of frauds and corruption at the Federal metropolis 
show that an entire change of administration is imperatively 
demanded. 



60 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 



7. That the new do<;ma that the Constitution of its own 
force carries slavery into any or all the Territories of the 
United States, is a dangerous political heresy, at variance with 
the explicit provisions of that instrument itself, with coterapo- 
raneous exposition, and with legislative and judicial prece- 
dents, that it is revolutionary in its tendency and subversive 
of the peace and harmony of the country. 

S. That the nominal condition of all the territory of the 
United States is that of freedom; that as our Republican fath- 
ers, when they had abolished slavery in all our national terri- 
tory, ordained that no person should be deprived of life, liberty 
oj property without due process of law, it becomes our duty 
bj legislation, whenever such legislation is necessary, to 
maintain this provision of the Constitution against all attempts 
to violate it; and we deny the authority of Congress, or a Ter- 
ritorial Legislature, or of any individual, to give legal existence 
to slavery in any Territory of the United States. 

9. That we brand the recent re-opening of the African Slave 
Trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perver- 
sions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity, and a 
burning shame to our country and age; and we call upon 
Congress to take prompt and eflicient measures for the total 
and final suppression of that exercrable traffic. 

10. That in the recent vetoes by their Federal Governors 
of the acts of the Legislatures of Kansas and Nebraska, pro- 
hibiting slavery in these Territories, we find a practical 
illustration of the boasted Democratic principles of non-inter- 
vention and Popular Sovereignty, embodied in the Kansas- 
Nebraska bill, and a demonstration of the deception and fraud 
involved therein. 

11. That Kansas should, of right, be immediately admitted 
as a State under the Constitution recently formed and adopted 
by her people, and accepted by the House of Kepresentatives. 

12. That while providing revenue for the support of the 
General Government, by duties upon imports, sound policy 
requires such an adjustment of these imports as to encourage 
the development of the industrial interests of the whole 
country, and we commend that policy of National Exchange 
which secures to the working men liberal wages, agriculture 
remunerative prices, to merchants and manufacturers an ade- 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 61 



quate reward for their skill, labor and enterprise, and to the 
nation commercial prosperity and independence. 

' 13. That we protest against any sale or alienation to others 
of the public lands held by actual settlers, and against any 
view of the free homestead policy, which regards the settlers 

' as paupers or suppliants for public bounty, and we demand 
the passage by Congress of the complete and satisfactory 
homestead measure which has already passed the House. 

14. That the National Republican party is opposed to any 
change in our naturalization laws, or any State Legislation, by 
which the rights of citizenship hitherto accorded to immigrants 
from foreign lands shall be abridged or impaired, and in favor 
of giving a full and efficient protection to the rights of all 
classes of citizens, whether native or naturalized, both at 

I home and abroad. 

15. That appropriations by Congress for river and harbor 
i improvements of a national character, is required for the ac- 
commodation and security of an existing commerce, or au- 
thorized by the Constitution and justified by the obligation 
of the Government to protect the lives and property of its 
citizens. 

16. That a railroad to the Pacific ocean is imperatively de- 
manded by the interests of the whole country ; and that the 
Federal Government ought to render immediate and efficient' 
aid in its construction, and that preliminary thereto, a daily 
overland mail should be promptly established. 

' 17. Finally, having thus set forth our distinctive principles 
and views, we invite the co-operation of all citizens, however 

I difi'ering in other questions, who substantially agree with us, 
in their affirmance and support. 



PLATFORM OF THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY OP 

1860. 

The Union, tbe Constitution and the Laws. 



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62 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 



UNION PLATFORM, ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 8, 1864. 

Resolved^ That it is the highest duty of every American 
citizen to maintain against all its enemies, the integrity of the 
Union, and the paramount authority of the Conslitution and 
laws of the United States, and that, laying all political opin- 
ions aside, we pledge ourselves, as Union men, animated by a 
common sentiment, and aiming at a common object, to do 
everything in our power to aid the Government in quelling, 
by force of arms, the rebellion now raging against its author- 
ity, and bringing to the punishment due to their crimes, the 
rebels and traitors arrayed against it. 

Resolved^ That we approve the determination of the Gov- 
ernment of the United States not to compromise with rebels 
or to offer any terms of peace, except such as may be based 
upon an unconditional surrender of their hostility, &c,, and a 
return to their just allegiance to the Constitution and laws of 
the United Slates, and that we call upon the Government to 
maintain this position, and to prosecute the war with the ut- 
most possible vigor to the complete suppression of the rebel- 
lion, in full reliance upon the self-sacriiices, the patriotism, 
the heroic valor, and the undying devotion of the American 
people to their country and its free institutions. |i 

Resolved^ That slavery was the cause, and now constitutes 
the strength of the rebellion, and that as it must be always 
and everywhere hostile to the principles of Republican Gov- 
ernments, justice and the national safety demand its utter and 
complete extirpation from the soil of the Republic, and that 
we uphold and maintain the acts and proclamations by which 
the Government, in its own defence, has aimed a death blow 
at this gigantic evil. We are in favor, furthermore, of such 
an amendment to the Constitution, to be made by the people 
in conformity with its provisions, as shall terminate and for- 
ever prohibit the existence of slavery within the limits of the 
jurisdiction of the United States. 

Resolved^ That the thanks of the American people are due 
to the soldiers and sailors of the army and navy, who have 
periled their lives in defence of their country, and in vindi- 
cation of the honor of the flag ; that the nation owes them 
some permanent recognition of their patriotism and their 
valor, and ample and permanent provision for those of their 
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POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 63 

in the service of their country, and that the memories of those 
. who have fallen in its defense, shall be held in grateful and 
everlasting remembrance. 

Resolved^ That we approve and applaud the political wis- 
dom, the unselfish patriotism and unswerving fidelity to the 
Constitution and the principles of American liberty with 
which Abraham Lincoln has discharged, under circumstances 
of unparalelled difliculy, the great duties and responsibilities 
of the Presidential office; that we approve and endorse, as 
demanded by the emergency and essential to the preservation 
of the nation, and as within the Constitution, the measures 
and acts which he has adopted to defend the nation against its 
open and secret foes; especially the Proclamation of Emanci- 
pation, and the employment, as Union soldiers, of men hereto- 
fore held in slavery, and that we have full confidence in his 
determination to carry these and all other Constitutional 
measures, essential to the salvation of the country, into full 
and complete effect. 

Resolved^ That we deem it essential to the general welfare, 
that harmony should prevail in the national councils, and we 
regard as worthy of public confidence and oflicial trust those 
only who cordially endorse the principles proclaimed in these 
resolutions, and which should characterize the administration 
of the Government. 

Resolved^ That the Government owes to all men employed 
in its armies, without distinction of color, the full protection of 
the laws of war, and any violation of these laws and of the 
usages of civilized nations in the time of war, by the rebels 
now in arms, should be made the subject of full and prompt 
redress. 

Resolved^ That the foreign immigration, which in the past 
has added so much to the wealth and development of resources 
and increase of power to this nation, the asylum of the oppress- 
ed of all nations, should be fostered and encouraged by a 
liberal and just policy. 

Resolved^ That we are in favor of the speedy construction of 
the railroad to the Pacific. 

Resolved^ That the national faith is pledged for the redemp- 
tion of the public debt and must be kept inviolate ; and that 
for this purpose we recommend economy and rigid responsi- 
bilities in the public expenditures, and a vigorous and just 



64 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 

system of taxation ; that it is the duty of every loyal State to 
sustain the use of the national currency. 

Resolved^ That we approve the position taken by the Gov- 
ernment, that the i3eopie of the United States can never regard 
■with indifference the attempt of European power to overthrow 
by force, or to supplant by fraud, the institutions of any Re- 
publican government on the Western Continent, and that they 
will view with extreme jealousy, as menacing to the peace and 
independence of this our country, the efforts of any such power 
to obtain new footholds for raonarchial governments sustained 
by a foreign military force in near proximity to the United 
States. 



FREMONT PLATFORM, ADOPTED AT CLEVELAND, MAY 31, 1864. 

1. That the Federal Union must be preserved. 

2. That the Constitution and laws of the United States 
must be observed and obeyed. 

3. That the rebellion must be suppressed by the force of 
arms, and without compromise. 

4. That the rights of Free Speech, Free Press, and the 
Habeas Corpus must be held inviolate, save in districts where 
martial law has been proclaimed. 

5. That the rebellion has destroyed slavery, and the Fed- 
eral Constitution should be amended to prohibit its re-estab- 
lishment. 

6. That the right for asylum, except for crime, and subject 
to law, is a recognized principle — a principle of American lib- 
erty; that any violation of it must not be overlooked, and 
must not go unrebuked. 

7. That the National policy known as the Monroe doctrine 
has become a recognized principle, and that the establishment 
of an anti-republican form of government on this continent by 
a foreign power can not be tolerated. 

8. That the gratitude and support of the nation is due to 
the faithful soldiers, and the earnest leaders of the Union army 
and navy, for tbeir heroic achievements and valor in defense 
of our imperiled country and of civil liberty. 

9. That the one term policy for the Presidency adopted by 



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the people is strengthened by the existing crisis, and shall be 
maintained by constitutional amendments. 
■ 10. That the Constitution shall be so amended that the 
President and Vice President shall be elected by a direct vote 
of the people. 

11. That the reconstruction of the rebellious States belongs 
to the people through their representatives in Congress, and 
not to the Executive. 

12. That the confiscation of the lands of the rebels and 
their distribution among the soldiers and actual settlers is a 
measure of justice ; that integrity and economy are demanded 
at all times in the measures of the government, and that now 
the want of this is criminal. 



NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM OF 1864. 

Mesolved., That in the future, as in the past, we will adhere 
with unswerving fidelity to the Union under the Constitution 
as the only solid foundation of our strength, security and hap. 
piness as a people, and as a framework of government equally 
conducive to the welfare and prosperity of all the States, both 
Northern and Southern. 

Resolved^ That this Convention does explicitly declare, as 
the sense of the American people, that after four years of fail- 
ure to restore the Union by experiment of war, during which, 
under the pretence of military necessity or war power higher 
than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disre- 
garded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike 
trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country es- 
sentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty and the public 
welfare demand that immediate eflforts be made for a cessation 
of hostilities with a view to an ultimate convention of the 
States, or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earli- 
est practical moment peace may be restored on the basis of 
the Federal Union of the States. 

Resolved^ That the direct interference of the military au- 
thorities of the United States in the recent elections held in 
Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and Delaware was a shameful 



66 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 

violation of the Constitution, and a repetition of such acts in 
the approaching election will be held as revolutionary, and re- 
sisted with all the means and power under our control. 

Resolved., That the aim and object of the Democratic party- 
is to preserve the Federal Union and the rights of the States 
unimpaired, and they herebj' declare that they consider that 
the administrative usurpation of extraordinary and dangerous 
powers not granted by the Constitution, the subversion of the 
civil by military law in States not in insurrection, the arbi- 
trary military arrest, imprisonment, trial and sentence of 
American citizens in States where the civil law exists in full 
force, the suppression of freedom of speech and of the press, 
the denial of the right of asylum, the open and avowed right 
of disregard of State rights, the employment of unusual test 
oaths, and the interference with, and denial of the right of the 
people to bear arms in their defense, is calculated to prevent 
a restoration of the Union and a perpetuation of the Govern- 
ment deriving its just powers from the consent of the gov- 
erned. 

Resolved., That the shameful disregard of the Administra- 
tion to its duty in respect to our fellow-citizens who now are, 
and long have been, prisoners of war in a suffering condition, 
deserves the severest reprobation on the score alike of public 
policy and common humanity. 

Resolved., That the sympathy of the Democratic party is 
heartily and earnestly extended to the soldiery of our army 
and sailors of our navy who are and have been in the field and 
on the sea, under the flag of their country, and in the event 
of its attaining power, they will receive all the care, protec- 
tion and regard that the brave soldiers and sailors of the Re- 
public have so nobly earned. 



THE CHICAGO PLATFORM, 1868. 

The following is the platform as adopted: 

The National Republican Party of the United States, as- 
sembled in National Convention, in the city of Chicago, on 
the 20t.h day of May, 1868, make the following declaration of 
principles: 

1. We congratulate the country on the assured success of 



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the reconstruction policy of Congress, as evinced by the 
adoption, in the majority of the States lately in rebellion, of 
constitutions securing equal civil and political rights to all; 
and it is the duty of the Government to sustain those consti- 
tutions and to prevent the people of such States from being 
remitted to a state of anarchy. 

2. The guarantee by Congress of equal suffrage to all loyal 
men at the South was demanded by every consideration of 
public safety, of gratitude, and of justice, and must be main- 
tained, while the question of suffrage in all the loyal States 
properly belongs to the people of those States. 

3. We denounce all forms of repudiation as a national 
crime, and the national honor requires the payment of the 
public indebtedness in the utmost good faith to all creditors 
at home and abroad, not only according to the letter but the 
spirit of the laws under which it was contracted. 

4. It is due to the labor of the nation that taxation should 
be equalized and reduced as rapidly as the national faith will 
permit. 

5. The national debt, contracted as it has been for the 
preservation of the Union for all time to come, should be ex- 
tended over a fair period for redemption; and it is the duty of 
Congress to reduce the rate of interest thereon whenever it 
can be honestly done. 

6. That the best policy to diminish our burden of debt is 
to so improve our credit that capitalists will seek to loan us 
money at lower rates of interest than we now pay, and must 
continue to pay, so long as repudiation, partial or total, open 
or covert, is threatened or suspected. 

7. The Government of the United States should be admin- 
istered with the strictest economy, and the corruptions which 
have been so shamefully nursed and fostered by Andrew 
Johnson call loudly for radical reform. 

8. We professedly deplore the untimely and tragic death 
of Abraham Lincoln, and regret the accession of Andrew 
Johnson to the Presidency, who has acted treacherously to 
the people who elected him, and the cause he was i)ledged to 
support — who has usurped high legislative and judicial func- 
tions — who has refused to execute the laws — who has used his 
high office to induce other officers to ignore and violate the 
laws — who has employed his executive powers to render inse- 



68 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 



cure the property, the peace, liberty, and life of the citizen — 
who has abused the pardoning power — who has denounced 
the National Legislature as unconstitutional — persistently and 
corruptly resisted, by every measure in his power, every 
proper attempt at the reconstruction of the States lately in 
rebellion — who has perverted the public patronage into an 
engine of wholesale corruption, and who has been justly im- 
peached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and properly pro- 
nounced guilty thereof by the vote of thirty-five Senators. 

9. The doctrine of Great Britain and other European Pow- 
ers, that because a man is once a subject he is always so, 
must be resisted at every hazard by the United States as a 
relic of the feudal times, not authorized by the law of nations, 
and at war with our national honor and independence. Nat- 
uralized citizens are entitled to be protected in all their 
rights of citizenship as though they were native born ; and 
no citizen of the United States, native or naturalized, must 
be liable to arrest and imprisonment by any foreign power for 
acts done or words spoken in this country; and if so arrested 
and imprisoned it is the duty of the Government to interfere 
in his behalf. 

10. Of all who were faithful in the trials of the late war 
there were none entitled to more especial honor than the 
brave soldiers and seamen who endured the hardships of cam- 
paign and cruise, and imperiled their lives in the service of 
the country. The bounties and pensions provided by the laws 
for these brave defenders of the nation are obligations never 
to be forgotten. The widows and orphans of the gallant 
dead are the wards of the people, a sacred legacy bequeathed 
to the nation's protecting care. 

11. Foreign emigration, which in the past has added so 
much to the wealth, development, and resources and increase 
of power to this nation, the asylum of the oppressed of all 
nations, should be fostered and encouraged by a liberal and 
just policy. 

12. This Convention declares itself in sympathy with all 
the oppressed people which are struggling for their rights. 

The following resolutions were also adopted unanimously, 
and are added to the declaration of principles : 

Resolved^ That we highly commend the spirit of magnan- 
imity and forgiveness with which the men who have served in 



POLITICAL PLATPOftMS. 69 

the rebellion, but now frankly and honestly co-operate with 
us in restoring the peace of the country and reconstructing 
the Southern State governments upon the basis of impartial 
justice and equal rights, are received back into the com- 
munion of the loyal people. And we favor the removal of 
the disqualifications and restrictions placed upon the late 
rebels in the same measure as the spirit of loyalty will direct, 
and as may be consistent with the safety of the loyal people. 
Resolved^ That we recognize the great principles laid down 
in the immortal Declaration of Independence as the true 
foundation of Democratic government ; and we hail with 
gladness every efibrt toward making these principles a living 
reality on every inch of American soil. 



DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM OF 1868. 

The Democratic party, in National Convention assembled, 
reposing its trust in the intelligence, patriotism, and discrimi- 
nating justice of the people, standing upon the Constitution as 
the foundation and limitation of the powers of the Government 
and the guarantee of the liberties of the citizen, and recog- 
nizing the questions of slavery andsecession as having been set- 
tled for all time to come by the war or the voluntary action of 
the Southern States in Constitutional Conventions assembled, 
and never to be revived or re- agitated, do, with the return of 
peace, demand: 

1. The immediate restoration of all the States to their 
rights in the Union under the Constitution of the civil Gov- 
ernment and in the American people. 

2. Amnesty for all past political ofi"enses ; the regulation of 
the elective franchise in the States by their citizens. 

3. Payment of the public debt of the United States as rap- 
idl}" as practicable, all money drawn from the people by taxa- 
tion, except so much as is requisite for the necessities of the 
Government economically administered being honestly ap- 
plied to such payment, and where the obligations of the Gov- 
ernment do not expressly state upon their face or the law 
under which they were issued does not provide that they shall 
be paid in coin they ought, in right and justice, be paid in the 
lawful money of the United States. 



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4. Equal taxation of every species of property according 
to the value ; reducing Government bonds and other public 
securities. 

6. One currency for the Government and the people, the 
laborer and the office-holder, pensioner and the soldier, the 
producer and the bondholder. 

6. Economy in the administration ot the Government ; the 
reduction of the standing army and navy ; the abolition of the 
Freedmen's Bureau, and all political instrumentalities de- 
signed to secure negro supremacy ; simplification of the system 
and discontinuance of inquisitorial modes of assessing and 
collecting internal revenue, that the burden of taxation may 
be equalized and lessened, and the credit of the Government 
and the currency made good ; the repeal of all enactments for 
enrolling the State militia into a national force in time of 
peace ; and a tariff for revenue upon foreign imports and such 
equal taxation under the internal revenue laws as will aflford 
incidental protection to domestic manufactures as well, with- 
out impairing the revenue, impose the least burden upon and 
best promote and encourage the great industrial interests of 
the country. 

7. Reform of abuses in the Administration ; the expulsion 
of corrupt men from office ; the abrogation of useless offices ; 
the restoration of the rightful authority to and the independ- 
ence of the Executive and Judicial Departments of the Gov- 
ernment; the subordination of the military to the civil power, 
to the end that the usurpation of Congress and the despotism 
of the sword may cease. 

8. Equal rights and protection for naturalized and native 
born citizens at home and abroad ; the assertion of American 
nationality, which will command the respect of foreign powers 
furnish an example and encouragement to people struggling 
for national integrity, constitutional liberty, and individual 
rights ; and the maintenance of the rights of naturalized citi- 
zens against the absolute doctrine of immutable allegiance 
and the claims of foreign powers to punish them for alleged 
crimes committed beyond their jurisdiction. In demanding 
these measures and reforms, we airaign the radical party for 
its disregard of right and the unparalleled oppression and 
tyranny which have marked its career, after the most solemn 
and unanimous pledge of both houses of Congress to prose- 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 71 

cute the war exclusively for the maintenaace of the Govern- 
ment and the preservation of the Union under the Constitu- 
tion. It has repeatedly violated that most sacred pledge 
under which was rallied that noble volunteer army which car- 
ried our flag to victory. Instead of restoring the Union it has, 
so far as it is in its power, dissolved it, and subjected ten States 
in time of peace to military despotism and negro supremacy. 
It has nullified there the right of trial by jury ; it has abolished 
the writ of habeas corpus, that most sacred writ of liberty ; it 
has overthrown the freedom of speech and of the press ; it has 
substituted arbitrary seizures and arrests, military trials, se- 
cret star chambers, and inquisitions for constitutional tribu- 
nals; it has disregarded, in time of peace, the right of tho 
people to be free from search and seizure ; it has entered the 
post-office and telegraph office, and even the private rooms of 
individuals and seized there their private papers and letters, 
without any specification or notice of affidavit, as required by 
the organic law. It has converted the American Capitol into 
a bastile; it has established a system of spies and official espion- 
age to which the constitutional monarchies of Europe 
never dare to resort. It has abolished the right of appeal on 
important constitutional questions to the supreme judicial 
tribunals, and threatens to curtail or destroy its original juris- 
diction, which is irrevocably vested by the Constitution ; while 
the learned Chief Justice has been subjected to the most atro- 
cious calumnies merely because he would not prostitute his 
high office to the support of the false and partisan charges 
against the President. Its corruption and extravagance have 
exceeded anything known in history, and by its frauds and 
monopolies it has nearly doubled the burden of the debt cre- 
ated during the war. It has stripped the President of his 
Constitutional power of appointment even of his own Cabinet. 
Under its repeated assaults the pillars of the Government are 
rocking to their base; and should it succeed in November 
next, and inaugurate its President, we will meet as a subjected 
and conquered people amid the ruins of liberty and the scat- 
tered fragments of the Constitution ; and we do declare and 
resolve that ever since the people of the United States threw 
off all subjection to the British crown, the privilege and trust 
of sufi"rage have belonged to the several States, and have been 
granted, regulated, and controlled exclusively by the political 



73 POLITICAL PLATFOKMS. 

power of each State respeotively, and any attempt by Con- 
gress, on any pretext whatever, to deprive any State of this 
right, or interfere with this exercise, is a flagrant usurpation 
of power which can find no warrant in the Constitution, and 
if sanctioned by the people will subvert our form of Govern- 
ment, and can only end in a single, centralized and consolidated 
Government, in which the separate existence of the States will 
be entirely absorbed, and an unqualified despotism then be 
established in place of a Federal Union of coequal States, and 
that we regard the reconstruction acts so called of Congress 
such usurpations and unconstitutional, revolutionary and void; 
that our soldiers and sailors who carried the flag of our country 
to victory against a most gaUant and determined foe must ever 
be gratefully remembered, and all the guarantees given in 
their favor must be faithfully carried into execution; that the 
public lands should be distributed widely among the people 
and should be disposed of either under the pre-emption of the 
homestead lands and sold in reasonable quantities, and to none 
but actual occupants, at the price established by the Govern- 
ment. When the grants of the public lands may be allowed 
necessary for the encouragement of important public improve- 
ments, the proceeds of the sale of such lands, and not the 
lands themselves, should be so applied ; that the President of 
the United States, Andrew Johnson, exercising the power of 
his high office in resisting the aggressions of Congress on the 
constitutional rights of the States and the people, is entitled 
to the gratitude of the whole American people, and on behalf 
of the Democratic party, we tender him our thanks for his 
patriotic efforts in that regard. 

Upon this platform the Democratic party appeal to every 
patriot, including all the conservative element, and all who 
desire to support the Constitution and restore the Union, for- 
getting all past differences of opinion, to unite with us in the 
present great struggle for the liberties of the people; and that 
to all such, to whatever party they may have heretofore be- 
longed, we extend the right hand of fellowship, and hail all 
such co-operating with us as friends and brothers. 



POLITICAL PLA'TFORMS. 73 

KEPUBLICAN PLATFORM, 1872. 

The Republican party of the United States, assembled in 
national convention in the city of Philadelphia on the 5th and 
6th days of Juaie, 1872, again declares its faith, appeals to its 
history, and announces its position upon the questions before 
the country: 

1. During eleven years of supremacy it has accepted with 
grand courage the solemn duties of the time. It suppressed 
a gigantic rebellion, emancipated four millions of slaves, de- 
creed the equal citizenship of all, and established universal 
suffrage. Exhibiting unparalelled magnanimity, it criminally 
punished no man for political offenses, and warmly welcomed 
all who proved loyalty by obeying the laws and dealingjustly 
with their neighbors. It has steadily decreased with firm 
hand the resultant disorders of a great war, and initiated a 
wise and humane policy toward the Indians. The Pacific rail- 
road and similar vast enterprises have been generously aided 
and successfully conducted, the public lands freely given to 
actual settlers, immigration protected and encouraged, and a 
full acknowledgement of the naturalized citizen's rights se- 
cured from European Powers. A uniform national currency 
has been provided, repudiation frowned down, the national 
credit sustained under the most extraordinary burdens, and new 
bonds negotiated at lower rates. The revenues have been care- 
fully collected and honestly applied. Despite annual large 
reductions of the rates of taxation, the public debt has been re- 
duced during General Grant's Pi*esidency at the rate of a hun- 
dred millions a year, great financial crises have been avoided, 
and peace and plenty prevail throughout the laud. Menacmg 
foreign difficulties have been peacefully and honorably com- 
posed, and the honor and power of the nation kept in high 
respect throughout the world. This glorious record of the 
past is the party's best pledge for the future. We believe 
the people will not intrust the Goveiimaent to any party or 
combination of men composed chiefly of those who have re- 
sisted every step of this benificent progress. 

2. The recent amendments to the national Constitution 
should be cordially sustained because they are right, nofc 



74 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 

merely tolerated because they are law, and should be carried 
out according to their spirit by appropriate legislation, the 
enforcement of which can safely be intrusted only to the 
party that secured those amendments. 

3. Complete liberty and exact equality in the enjoyment 
of all civil, political and public rights should be established 
and effectually maintained throughout the Union by eflScient 
and appropriate State and Federal legislation. Neither the 
law nor its administration should admit any discrimination in 
respect of citizens by reason of race, cr^ed, color, or previous 
condition of servitude. 

4. The national Government should seek to maintain hon- 
orable peace with all nation , protecting its citizens every- 
where and sympathizing with all peoples who strive for greater 
liberty. 

5. Any system of the civil service under which the subor- 
dinate positions of the government are considered rewards for 
mere party zeal is fatally demoralizing, and we therefore favor 
a reform of the system by laws which shall abolish the evils 
of patronage and make honesty, efficiency, and fidelity the 
essential qualifications for public positions, without creating a 
life tenure of office. 

6. We are opposed to further grants of the public lands to 
corporations and monopolies, and demand that the national 
domain be set apart for free homes for the people. 

7. The annual revenue, after paying current expenditures, 
pensions, and the interest on the public debt, should furnish 
a moderate balance for the reduction of the principal, and 
that revenue, except so much as may be derived from a tax 
upon tobacco and liquors, should be raised by duties upon im- 
portations, the details of which should be so adjusted as to 
aid in securing remunerative wages to labor, and promote the 
industries, prosperity, and growth of the whole country. 

8. We hold in undying honor the soldiers and sailors whose 
valor saved the Union. Their pensions are a sacred debt of 
the nation, and the widows and orphans of those who died for 
their oounlry are entitled to the care of a generous and grate- 
ful people. We favor such additional legislation as will ex- 
tend the bounty of the Government to all our soldiers and 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 75 

sailors who were honorably discharged, and who in the line 
of duty became disabled, without regard to the length of ser- 
vice or the cause of such discharge. 

9. The doctrine of Great Britain and other European Pow- 
ers concerning allegiance — "once a subject always a subject" 
— having at last through the efforts of the Republican party 
been abandoned, and the American idea of the individual's 
right to transfer allegiance having been accepted by Euro- 
pean nations, it is the duty of our Government to guard with 
jealous care the rights of adopted citizens against the assump- 
tion of unauthorized claims by their former Governments, 
and we urge continued careful encouragement and protec- 
tion of voluntary immigration. 

10. The franking privilege ought to be abolished, and the 
way prepared for a speedy reduction in the rates of postage. 

11 Among the questions which press for attention is that 
which concerns the relations of capital and labor, and the 
Republican party recognizes the duty of so shaping legis- 
lation as to secure full protection and the amplest field for 
capital, and for labor, the creator of capital, the largest oppor- 
tunities and a just share of the mutual profits of these two 
great servants of civilization. 

12. We hold that Congress and the President have only 
fulfilled an imperative duty in their measures for the sup- 
pression of violent and treasonable organizations in certain 
lately rebellious regions, and for the protection of the ballot- 
box; and therefore they are entitled to the thanks of the 
nation. 

13. We denounce repudiation of the public debt, in any 
form or disguise as a national crime. We witness with pride 
the reduction of the principal of the debt, and the rates of in- 
terest upon the balance, and confidently expect that our ex- 
cellent national currency will be perfected by a speedy re- 
sumption of specie payment. 

14. The Republican party is mindful of its obligations to 
the loyal women of America for their noble devotion to the 
cause of freedom. Their admission to wider fields of useful- 
ness is viewed with satisfaction ; and the honest demand of 



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any class of citizens for additional rights should be treated 
with respectful consideration. 

15. We heartily approve the action of Congress in extend 
ing amnesty to those lately in rebellion, and rejoice in the 
growth of peace and fraternal feeling throughout the land. 

16. The Republican party proposes to respect the rights 
reserved by the people to themselves as carefully as the 
powers delegated by them to the State and to the Federal 
Government. It disapproves of the resort to unconstitutional 
laws for the purpose of removing evils, by interference with 
rights not surrendered by the people to either the State or na- 
tional Government. 

17. It is the duty of the General Government to adopt such 
measures as may tend to encourage and restore American 
commerce and ship-building. 

18. We believe that the modest patriotism, the earnest pur- 
pose, the sound judgment, the practical wisdom, the incor- 
ruptible integrity, and the illustrious services of Ulysses S. 
Grant have commended him to the heart of the American 
people, and with him at our head we start to day upon a new 
march to victory. 

19. Henry Wilson, nominated for the Vice-Presidency, 
known to the whole land from the early days of the great 
struggle for liberty as an indefatigable laborer in all cam- 
paigns, an incorruptible legislator and representative man of 
American institutions, is worthy to associate with our great 
leader and share the honors which we pledge our best efforts 
to bestow upon them. 



NATIONAL LIBERAL KEPUBLICAN CONVENTION, 1872. 
ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. 

The Administration now in power has rendered itself guilty 
of wanton disregard of the laws of the land, and of usurping 
powers not granted by the Constitution ; it has acted as if the 
laws had binding force only for those who are governed, and 
not for those who govern. It has thus struck a blow at the 
fundamental principles of constitutional government and the 
liberties of the citizen. 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 77 



The President of the United States has openly used the 
powers and opportunities of his high office for the promotion 
of personal ends. 

He has kept notoriously corrupt and unworthy men in 
places of power and responsibility, to the detriment of the 
public interest. 

He has used the public service of the Government as a 
machinery of corruption and personal influence, and has inter- 
fered with tyrannical arrogance in the political affairs of 
States and municipalities. 

He has rewarded with influential and lucrative offices men 
who had acquired his favor by valuable presents, thus stimu 
lating the demoralization of our political life by his conspicu- 
ous example. 

He has shown himself deplorably unequal to the task im- 
posed upon him by the necessities of the country, and culpa- 
bly careless of the responsibilities of his high office. 

The partizans of the Administration, assuming to be the 
Republican party and controlling its organization, have at- 
tempted to justify such wrongs and palliate such abuses to 
the end of maintaining partisan ascendency. 

They have stood in the way of necessary investigations and 
indispensable reforms, pretending that no serious fault could 
be found with the present administration of public aflaire, 
thus seeking to blind the eyes of the people. 

They have kept alive the passions and resentment of the 
late civil war, to use them for their own advantage , they 
have resorted to arbitrary measures in direct conflict with the 
organic law, instead of appealing to the better instincts and 
latent patriotism of the Southern people by restoring to them 
these rights, the enjoyment of which is indispensable to a 
successful administration of their local affairs, and would tend 
to revive a patriotic and hopeful national feeling. 

They have degraded themselves and the name of their party, 
once justly entitled to the confidence of the nation, by a base 
sycophancy to the dispenser of executive power and patron- 
age, unworthy of republican freemen ; they have sought to 
silence the voice of just criticism, and stifle the moral sense 
of the people, and to subjugate public opinion by tyrannical 
party discipline. 
They are striving to maintain themselves in authority for 



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selfish ends by an unscrupulous use of the power which right- 
fully belongs to the people, and should be employed only in 
the service of the country. 

Believing that an organization thus led and controlled can 
no longer be of service to the best interests of the Republic, 
we have resolved to make an independent appeal to the sober 
judgment, conscience, and patriotism of the American people. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

We, the Liberal Republicans of the United States, in 
National Convention assembled at Cincinnati, proclaim the 
following principles as essential to just government: 

1. We recognize the equality of all men before the law, 
and hold that it is the duty of government, in its dealings 
with the people, to mete out equal and exact justice to all, of 
whatever nativity, race, color, or persuasion, religious or 
political. 

2. We pledge ourselves to maintain the Union of these 
States, emancipation and enfranchisement, and to oppose any 
re-opening of the questions settled by the thirteenth, four- 
teenth, and fifteenth amendments of the Constitution. 

3. We demand the immediate and absolute removal of all 
disabilities imposed on account of the rebellion, which was 
finally subdued seven years ago, believing that universal am- 
nesty will result in complete pacification in all sections of 
the country. 

4. Local self-government, with impartial suffrage, will guard 
the rights of all citizens more securely than any centralized 
power. The public welfiire requires the supremacy of the civil 
over the military authority, and the ireedom of i^erson under 
the protection of the haheas corpus. We demand for the indi- 
vidual the largest liberty consistent with public order, for the 
State self-government, and for the nation a return to the 
methods of peace and the constitutional limitations of power. 

5. The civil service of the Government has become a mere 
instrument of partisan tyranny and personal ambition, and an 
object of selfish greed. It is a scandal and reproach upon free 
institutions, and breeds a demoralization dangerous to the 
perpetuity of republican government. We therefore regard 
a thorough reform of the civil service as one of the most press- 
ing necessities of the hour ; that honesty, capacity, and fidelity 



POLITICAL PLATFOBMS. 79 



constitute the only valid claims to public employment ; that 
the ofl&ces of the Government cease to be a matter of arbitrary 
favoritism and patronage, and that public station shall become 
again a post of honor. To this end it is imperatively required 
that no President shall be a candidate for re election. 

6. We demand a system of Federal taxation which shall 
not unnecessarily interfere with the industry of the people, 
and which shall provide the means necessary to pay the ex- 
penses of the Government, economically administered, the 
pensions, the interest on the public debt, and a moderate 
reduction annually of the principal thereof; and recognizing 
that there are in our midst honest but irreconcilable differ- 
ences of opinion with regard to the respective systems of 
protection and free trade, we remit the discussion of the sub- 
ject to the people in their congressional districts and the 
decision of Congress thereon, wholly free from executive inter- 
ference or dictation. 

7. The public credit must be sacredly maintained, and we 
denounce repudiation in every form and guise. 

8. A speedy return to specie payments is demanded alike 
by the highest considerations of commercial morality and 
honest government. 

9. We remember with gratitude the heroism and sacrifices 
of the soldiers and sailors of the Republic, and no act of ours 
shall ever detract from their justly earned fame or the full 
rewards of their patriotism. 

10. We are opposed to all further grants of lands to rail- 
roads or other corporations. The public domain should be 
held sacred to actual settlers. 

11. We hold that is the duty of the Government in its inter- 
course with foreign nations to cultivate the Iriendships of 
peace by treating with all on fair and equal terms, regarding 
it alike dishonorable either to demand what is nob right or 
submit to what is wrong. 

12. For the promotion and success of these vital principles 
and the support of the candidates nominated by this conven- 
tion we invite and cordially welcome the co-operation of all 
patriotic citizens, without regard to previous political affili- 
ations. 



80 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 



NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, 1872. 

We, the Democratic electors of the United States in Con- 
vention assembled, do present the following principles, 
already adopted at Cincinnati, as essential to just government. 

1. We recognize the equality of all men before the law, 
and hold that it is the duty of Government in its dealings 
with the people to mete out equal and exact justice to all, of 
whatever nativity, race, color, or persuasion, religious or 
political. 

2. We pledge ourselves to maintain the union of these 
States, emancipation, and enfranchisement, and to oppose any 
re-opening of the questions settled by the thirteenth, four- 
teenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution. 

3. We demand the immediate and absolute removal of all 
disabilities imposed on account of the rebellion, which was 
finally subdued seven years ago, believing that universal am- 
nesty will result in complete pacification in all sections of 
the country. 

4. Local self-government, with impartial suffrage, will 
guard the rights of all citizens more securely than any cen- 
tralized power. The public welfare requires the supremacy of 
the civil over the military authority, and freedom of person 
under the protection of the haheas corpus. We demand for 
the individual the largest liberty consistent with public 
order ; for the State self-government, and for the nation a re- 
turn to the methods of peace and the constitutional limita- 
tions of power. 

5. The civil service of the Government has become a mere 
instrument of partisan tyranny and personal ambition, and 
an object of selfish greed. It is a scandal and reproach upon 
free institutions and breeds a demoralization dangerous to 
the perpetuity of republican government. We therefore re- 
gard a thorough reform of the civil service as one of the most 
pressing necessities of the hour ; that honesty, capacity, and 
fidelity constitute the only valid claim to public employ- 
ment; that the offices of the government cease to be a mat- 
ter of arbitrary favoritism and patronage, and that public 
station become again a post of honor. To this end it is im- 
peratively required that no President shall be a candidate for 
re-election. 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 81 

6. We demand a system of Federal taxation which shall 
not unnecessarily interfere with the industry of the people, 
and which shall provide the means necessary to pay the ex- 
penses of the Government, economically administered, the 
pensions, the interest on the public debt, and a moderate re- 
duction annually of the principal thereof; and recognizing 
that there are in our midst honest but irreconcilable differ- 
ences of opinion with regard to the respective systems of 
protection and free trade, we remit the discussion of the sub- 
ject to the people in their Congressional districts, and to the 
decision of the Congress thereon, wholly free from executive 
interference or dictation. 

7. The public credit must be sacredly maintained, and we 
denounce repudiation in every form and guise. 

8. A speedy return to specie payment is demanded alike 
by the highest considerations of commercial morality and 
honest government. 

9. We remember with gratitude the heroism and sacrifices 
of the soldiers and sailors of the Republic, and no act of ours 
shall ever detract from their justly earned fame for the full 
reward of their patriotism. 

10. We are opposed to all further grants of lands to rail- 
roads or other corporations. The public domain should be 
held sacred to actual settlers. 

11. We hold that it is the duty of the Government in its 
intercourse with foreign nations to cultivate the friendships 
of peace, by treating with all on fair and equal terms, regard- 
ing it alike dishonorable either to demand what is not right 
or to submit to what is wrong. 

12. For the promotion and success of these vital princi- 
ples, and the support of the candidates nominated by this 
convention, we invite and cordially welcome the co-operation 
of all patriotic citizens, without regard to previous political 
affiliations. 



NATIONAL LABOE REFORM CONVENTION, 1872. 

We hold that all political power is inherent in the people, 
and free government founded on their authority and estab- 
lished for iheir benefit ; that ail citizens are equal in political 

6 



82 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 



rights, entitled to the largest religious and political liberty- 
compatible with the good order of society, as also the use and 
enjoyment of the fruits of their labor and talents ; and no man 
or set of men is entitled to exclusive separable endowments 
and privileges, or immunities from the Government, but in 
consideration of public services; and any laws destructive of 
these fundamental principles are without moral binding force, 
and should be repealed. And believing that all the evils re- 
sulting from unjust legislation now affecting the industrial 
classes can be removed by the adoption of the principle con- 
tained in the following declaration : Therefore, 

Resolved, That it is the duty of the Government to estab- 
lish a just standard of distribution of capital and labor by 
providing a purely national circulating medium, based on the 
faith and resources of the nation, issued directly to the people 
without the intervention of any system of banking corpora- 
tions, which money shall be legal tender in the payment of all 
debts, public and private, and interchangeable at the option 
of the holder for Government bonds bearing a rate of interest 
not to exceed 3-65 per cent., subject to future legislation by 
Congress. 

2. That the national debt should be paid in good faith, ac- 
cording to the original contract, at the earliest option of the 
Government, without mortgaging the property of the people 
or the future exigencies of labor to enrich a few capitalists at 
home and abroad. 

3. That justice demands that the burden of Government 
should be so adjusted as to bear equally on all classes, and 
that the exemption from taxation of Government bonds bear- 
ing extravagant rates of interest is a violation of all just prin- 
ciples of revenue laws. 

4. That the public lands of the United States belong to the 
people and should not be sold to individuals nor granted to 
corporations, but should be held as a sacred trust for the ben- 
efit of the people, and should be granted to landless settlers 
only, in amounts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres 

of land. 

5. That Congress should modify the tariff so as to admit 
free such articles of common use as we can neither produce 
nor grow, and lay duties for revenue mainly upon articles of 
luxury and upon such articles of manufacture as will, we hav- 



POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 83 

ing the raw materials, assist in further developing the re- 
sources of the country. 

6. That the presence in our country of Chinese laborers, 
imported by capitalists in large numbers for servile use, is an 
evil, entailing want and its attendant train of misery and crime 
on all classes of the American people, and should be prohib- 
ited by legislation. 

7. That we ask for the enactment of a law by which all 
mechanics and day-laborers employed by or on behalf of the 
Government, whether directly or indirectly, through persons, 
firms, or corporations, contracting with the State, shall conform 
to the reduced standard of eight hours a day, recently adopted 
by Congress for national employes, and also for an amendment 
to the acts of incorporation for cities and towns by which all 
laborers and mechanics employed at their expense shall con- 
form to the same number of hours. 

8. That the enlightened spirit of the age demands the abo- 
lition of the system of contract labor in our prisons and other 
reformatory institutions. 

9. That the protection of life, liberty, and property are the 
three cardinal principles of Government, and the first two are 
more sacred than the latter ; therefore money needed for 
prosecuting wars slw)uld, as it is required, be assessed and col- 
lected from the wealthy of the country, and not entailed as a 
burden on posterity. 

10. That it is the duty of the Government to exercise its 
power over railroads and telegraph corporations, that they 
shall not in any case be privileged to exact such rates of 
freight, transportation, or charges, by whatever name, as may 
bear unduly or unequally upon the producer or consumer. 

11. That there should be such a reform in the civil service 
of the national Government as will remove it beyond all part- 
isan influence, and place it in the charge and under the direc- 
tion of intelligent and competent business men. 

12. That as both history and experience teaches us that 
power ever seeks to perpetuate itself by every and all means, 
and that its prolonged possession in the hands of one person 
is always dangerous to the interests of a free people, and 
believing that the spirit of our organic laws and the stability 
and safety of our free institutions are best obeyed on the one 



84 POLITICAL PLATFORMS. 

hand, and secured on the other, by a regular constitutional 
change in the chief of the country at each election : therefore, 
we are in favor of limiting the occupancy of the presidential 
chair to one term, 

13. That we are in favor of granting general amnesty and 
restoring the Union at once on the basis of equality of rights 
and privileges to all, the impartial administration of justice 
being the only true bond of union to bind the States together 
and restore the Government of the people. 

14. That we demand the subjection of the military to the 
civil authorities, and the confinement of its operations to 
national purposes alone. 

15. That we deem it expedient for Congress to supervise 
the patent laws, so as to give labor more fully the benefit of 
its own ideas and inventions. 

16. That fitness, and not political or personal considera- 
tions, should be the only recommendation to public office, 
either appointive or elective, and any and all laws looking to 
the establishment of this principle are heartily approved. 



THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 



AN ACT to regulate the Bale of intoxicating liquors; to provide against 
evils resulting from any sale thereof; to furnish remedies for damages 
suflfered by any person in consequence of such sale; prescribing penal 
ties; to repeal all laws contravening tke provisions of this act, and 
declaring an emergency. 

[Approved February 27, 1873.] 

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the Oeneral Assembly of the 
State of Indiana^ That it shall be unlawful for any person or 
persons, by himself or agent, to sell, barter, or give away for 
any purpose of gain, to any person whomsoever, any intoxi- 
cating liquors to be drunk in, upon, or about the building or 
premises where the liquor is sold, bartered, or given away, or 
in any room, building, or premises adjoining to or connected 
with the place where the liquor is sold, bartered, or given 
away for the purpose of gain, until such person or persons 
shall have obtained a permit therefor from the board of com- 
missioners of the county where he resides, as hereinafter 
provided. 

Sec. 2. Any person desiring a permit to sell intoxicating 
liquors to be drunk on the premises, shall file in the office of 
the auditor of the proper county, not less than twenty days 
before the first day of the term of any regular session of the 
board of commissioners of such county, a petition in writing, 
stating therein the building or number, street, ward or town- 
ship wherein the permission is asked to be granted, praying 
for such permit, and certifying that the applicant is a resident 
voter of such county, and a citizen of the State of Indiana, and 
that he is a proper person to have and receive such permit j 
which petition shall be signed by the applicant, and also by a 
majority of the legal voters resident in the ward, if it be in a 

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86 ■ THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 

city or town, if it be in an incorporated town, or township 
wherein the applicant proposes to sell intoxicating liquDrs; 
such petition shall be kept on tile by the auditor until the 
next ensuing regular session of the board of commissioners, 
when it shall be presented to the board for their action. The 
board shall examine such petition, and if satisfied the same is 
in proper form, and that it has been signed as hereinbefore 
required, shall direct a permit to be issued under the hand 
and seal of said auditor, and delivered to the person named in 
such permit, upon his complying with the provisions of this 
act and paying the costs of filing and recording said petition 
and costs of issuing said permit. 

Sec. 3. Before the granting of a permit by tne board of 
commissioners, the applicant shall cause to be executed and 
properly acknowledged before an officer authorized to take 
acknowledgment of deeds, a bond payable to the State of 
Indiana, in the sum of three thousand dollars, with good free- 
hold security thereon of not less than two persons, to be ap- 
proved by the board of commissioners, and conditioned for the 
payment of any and all fines, penalties and forfeitures incurred 
by reason of the violation of any of the provisions of this act; 
and conditioned further, that the principal and sureties therein 
named shall be jointly and severally liable, and shall pay to 
any person or persons, any and all damages which shall in any 
manner be suftered by or inflicted upon any such person or 
persons, either in person or property, or means of support, by 
reason of any sale or sales of intoxicating liquors to any person, 
by the person receiving such permit or by any of his agents 
or employees. Separate suits may be brought on said bond 
by the person or persons injured, but the aggregate amount 
recovered thereon shall not exceed the said sum of three 
thousand dollars, and in case the amount of said bond shall be 
exhausted by recoveries thereon, a new bond in the same pen- 
alty and with like sureties shall be filed within ten days, and 
in default thereof said permit shall be deemed to be revoked. 
Such bond, after its approval by the board of commissioners, 
shall be filed in the office of the auditor of the county, and 
shall be recorded by such auditor forthwith in a book prepared 
for that purpose, and shall there remain for the use of the 



THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 87 

State of Indiana, and for the use of any person or persons 
suffering any damage as hereinbefore set forth. Such bond 
may be sued and recovered upon in any court having civil 
jurisdiction in the counly (except justices' courts) by or for 
the use of any person or persons, or their legal representatives, 
who may be injured or damaged by reason of any sale or sales 
of intoxicating liquors by the person receiving the permit or 
by any of his agents or employees. The record of the bond 
or a copy thereof, duly certified by such auditor, shall be 
admissible in evidence in any suit on such bond, and shall 
have the same force and effect as the original bond would 
have if offered in evidence. 

Sec. 4. The whole number of votes cast for candidates for 
Congress at the last preceding Congressional election in the 
township, and the whole number of votes cast for councilman 
or trustee in any ward or town, at the last preceding munici- 
pal election in any city or town in which the applicant for 
permit desires to sell said intoxicating liquors, shall be 
deemed to be the whole number of legal voters of such ward, 
town or township, a majority of whose names shall be signed 
to the petition of such applicant ; and it is further provided, 
that any person not a legal voter in said ward, town or town- 
ship, who shall sign said petition, or any person who signs the 
name of any person other than himself, without the permis- 
sion previously obtained of said person to so sign his name, 
shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each signature so made. 

Sec. 5. No permit, as herein provided for, shall be granted 
for a longer or shorter time than one year. It shall be the 
duty of the Auditor of the county to furnish the person to 
whom such permit is granted, a copy of the order of the Com- 
missioners granting the permit, which copy shall show in con- 
spicuous letters the date of the commencement of such 
permit, and of its expiration ; and it is furtJier provided^ 
That such copy of the order of the Commissioners, certified 
by the Auditor, shall be hung up in a conspicuous i^lace in the 
room where said liquor is sold, where the same may at all 
times be seen and read by any person desiring so to do. 
Should any person holding a permit be convicted of a viola- 
tion of any of the provisions of this act, such conviction shall 



88 THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 

work a forfeiture of his permit, and of all rights thereunder; 
and no permit shall thereafter be granted to such person be- 
fore the expiration of five years from the date of such con- 
viction. 

Sec. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person, by himself, or 
agent, to sell, barter, or give intoxicating liquors to any 
minor, or to any person intoxicated, or to any person who is 
in the habit of getting intoxicated. 

Sec. 7- All places where intoxicating liquor is sold in viola- 
tion of this act, shall be taken, held, and declared to be com- 
mon nuisances; all rooms, taverns, eating-houses, bazaars, 
restaurants, drug stores, groceries, coffee-houses, cellars, or 
other places of public resort, where intoxicating liquors are 
sold in violation of this act, shall be shut up and abated as 
public nuisances, upon conviction of the keeper thereof, who 
shall be punished as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 8. Any person or persons who shall by the sale of in- 
toxicating liquor, with or without permit, cause the intoxica- 
tion, in whole or in part, of any other person, shall be liable 
for and be compelled to pay a reasonable compensation to any 
person who may take charge of and provide for such intoxi- 
cated person, for every day he or she is so cared for, which. 
Bum may be recovered in an action of debt before any court 
having competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 9. It shall be unlawful for any person to get intoxica- 
ted. A person found in a state of intoxication shall upon con- 
viction thereof, be fined in the sum of five dollars. Any 
person convicted of intoxication shall be required upon the 
trial to designate the person or persons from whom the liquor 
in whole or in part was obtained. In default of so designa- 
ting such person, he or she shall in addition to the fine above 
mentioned, and as a part of his or her punishment for the 
offense, be imprisoned in the county jail not less than one 
day nor more than ten days, at the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 10. A permit granted under this act shall not author- 
ize the person so receiving it to sell intoxicating liquors on 
Sunday, nor upon the day of any State, county, township, or 
municipal election, in the township, town or city where the 
same may be held; nor upon Christmas day, nor upon the 
Fourth of July, nor upon any Thanksgiving day, nor upon any 
public holiday, nor between nine o clock p. m. and six o'clock 



THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 89 

A. M.; and any and all sales made on any such day, or after 
nine o'clock on any evening, are hereby declared to be un- 
lawful, and upon conviction thereof, the person so selling 
shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty- 
five dollars for each sale made in violation of this section. 

Sec. 11. The bartering or giving away of intoxicating li- 
quors, or other shift or device to evade the provisions of this 
act, by any person or persons keeping liquors for sale, or by 
his agent or employee, at the place where the same are kept 
for sale, shall be deemed and held to be an unlawful selling 
or giving away for the purpose of gain within the provisions 
of this act. 

Sec. 12. In addition to the remedy and right of action pro- 
vided for in section eight of this act, every husband, wife, 
child, parent, guardian, employer, or other person who shall 
be injured in person or property, or means of support, by any 
intoxicated person, or in consequence of the intoxication, 
habitual or otherwise, of any person, shall have a right of ac- 
tion in his or her name, severally or jointly, against any per- 
son or persons who shall, by selling, bartering, or giving away 
intoxicating liquors have caused the intoxication, in whole or 
in part, of such person, and any person or persons owning, 
renting, leasing or permitting the occupation of any building 
or premises, and having knowledge that intoxicating liquor is 
to be sold therein, or having leased the same for other pur- 
poses, shall knowingly permit therein the sale of intoxicating 
liquor, or who having been informed that intoxicating liquor 
is sold therein that has caused, in whole or in part, the intoxi- 
cation of any person, who shall not immediately, after being 
so informed, take legal steps in good faith to dispossess said 
tenant or lessee, shall be liable jointly with the person selling, 
bartering or giving away intoxicating liquor as aforesaid, to 
any person or persons injured, for all damages, and for exem- 
plary damages ; Provided^ however, that execution on any 
such judgment shall first be levied on the property of the per- 
son selling, bartering or giving away such liquor, and in the 
event of a failure or insufllciency of such property to satisfy 
the judgment, then of the property of the other defendants. 
A married woman shall have the same right to bring suit and 
to control the same, and the ammount recovered as a femme 
sole^ and all damages recovered by a minor under this act 



90 THE BAXTER LIQUOK LAW. 

shall be paid either to such minor or to his or her parent, 
guardian or next friend, as the court shall direct. The unlaw- 
ful sale or giving away of intoxicating liquor shall work a for- 
feiture of all rights of the lessee or tenant under any lease or 
contract of rent, upon the premises where such unlawful sale, 
bartering or giving away shall take place. All suits for dam- 
ages under this act may be by any appropriate action in any 
of the courts in this State having competent jurisdiction. 
All judgments recovered under the provisions of this act may 
be enforced without any relief or benefit from the valuation 
or appraisement laws. 

Sec. 13. In all cases where husband, wife, parent, child or 
guardian shall have a right of action as provided in section 
twelve of this act, and shall fail or refuse to prosecute the 
same, and in all cases where such intoxicated person has 
neither husband, wife, parent, child or guardian, the township 
trustee or other officer having charge of the poor of the town- 
ship where such intoxicated person resides, shall have a right 
of action as provided in said section twelve, and it is hereby 
made the duty of such officer to prosecute all such actions in 
the name of such township. All money collected upon such 
judgments, after deducting therefrom all costs and charges 
against such township occasioned thereby, shall be paid by 
the township trustee, or other officer, into the treasury of the 
county for the benefit of the poor of such county ; provided 
that the name of any husband, wife, parent, child or guardian, 
upon proper petition therefore before final judgment, may be 
substituted for the name of the township, but such person so 
substituted shall have no power to dismiss such action, or 
compromise the same in any manner, except by permission of 
the court. 

Sec. 14. For every violation of the provisions of the first 
and sixth sections of this act, the person so ofiending shall 
forfeit and pay a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than 
fifty dollars, or be imprisoned in the jail of the county not 
less than ten nor more than thirty days. For every violation 
of the provisions of the seventh section of this act, any per- 
son convicted as the keeper of any of the places therein de- 
clared to be nuisances, shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less 
than twenty nor more than fifty dollars, and such place or 
places, so kept by such person so convicted, shall be shut up 



THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 91 

and abated as a common nuisance by the order of the court 
before which such conviction may be had as a further punish- 
ment, and such order shall be a part of the judgment of con- 
viction. 

Sec. 15. For the payment of all fines, costs and damages 
assessed or adjudged against any person or persons in conse- 
quence of the sale of intoxicating liquors as provided for in 
this act, the real estate and i^ersonal property of such person 
or persons, of every kind, shall be liable, and such fines, costs 
and damages shall be a lien upon such real estate until paid. 

Sec. 16. The penalties and provisions made in the four- 
teenth section of this act may be enforced by indictment in 
any court of record having criminal jurisdiction; and ail pecu- 
niary fines or penalties provided for in any of the sections of 
this act, except the eighth and twelfth, may be enforced and 
prosecuted for before any justice of the peace of the proper 
county, in an action of debt, in the name of the State of In- 
diana as plaintiff; and in case of conviction, the ofi'ender 
shall stand committed to the jail of the county until judg- 
ment and costs are fully paid, and the magistrate or court in 
which the conviction is had, shall issue a writ of capias ad 
satisfaciendum therefor. Justices of the peace shall have 
jurisdiction of all actions arising under the eighth and 
twelfth sections of this act, when the amount in controversy 
does not exceed two hundred dollars, such actions to be pros- 
ecuted in the name of the party injured or entitled to the 
debt or damages provided for in said eighth and twelfth sec- 
tions. 

Sec. 17. It shall be unlawful for any person to buy for or 
furnish to any person who is at the time intoxicated, or in 
the habit of getting intoxicated, or to buy for or furnish to 
any minor, to be drunk by such minor, any intoxicating liquor. 
Any person or persons violating this section shall be fined not 
less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars. 

Sec. 18. In all prosecutions under this act, by indictment 
or otherwise, it shall not bo necessary to state the kind of 
liquor sold, or to describe the place where sold, and it shall 
not be necessary to state the name of the person to whom 
sold. la all cases, the person or persons to whom intoxica- 
ting liquors shall be sold in violation of this act, shall be com- 



92 THE BAXTER LIQUOR LAW. 

petent witnesses to prove such facts or any others tending 
thereto. 

Sec. 19. The following form of complaint shall be sufficient 
in criminal proceedings before justices of the peace or mayors, 
under this act when applicable, but may be varied to suit the 
nature of the case, namely : 

State of Indiana, County, ss. Before me, A. 

B., a justice of the peace of said county, (or mayor of, &c., as 
the case may be), personally came C. D., vi^ho, being duly 
sworn according to law, deposeth and saiLh that on or about 
the day of , in the year , at the 

county aforesaid, E. F. did sell intoxicating liquors to one G. 
H. to be drunk in the place where sold, (or to G. H., a minor, 
&c.,) or to a person intoxicated, or in the habit of getting in- 
toxicated, as the case may be, where intoxicating liquors are 
sold in violation of law, and further saith not. 

(Signed) C. D. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day of 

A. D., 

Sec. 20. All laws and parts of laws conflicting with this 
act, or with any of the provisions of this act, be and the same 
are hereby repealed; but nothing in this act shall be so con- 
strued as to prohibit the common councils of cities and the 
boards of trustees of incorporated towns, from demanding and 
enforcing a fee for permit, from all keepers of coffee houses, 
saloons, or other places where intoxicating liquor is sold and 
drunk within the limits of their respective corporations. 

Sec. 21. It is hereby declared that an emergeny exists for 
the immediate taking effect of this act, it shall, therefore, be 
in force from and after its passage, except in so far as relates 
to those who hold a license under the existing laws of the 
State. Tliis act shall apply to such as now have license imme- 
diately after the expiration thereof. 



GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 



"It is not easy to give an accurate and comprehensive defi- 
nition of tlie science of geology. It is, indeed, not si ma<-h 
one science, as the application of all the physical sciences to 
the examination of the structure of the earth, the investiga- 
tion of the processes concerned in the production of that 
structure, and the history of their action. That this large 
view of geology is not only a true but a necessary one, is 
shown by the fact, that it was not until considerable aivances 
had been made in all the physical sciences which relate di- 
rectly to the earth, that geology could begin to exist in any 
worthy form. It was not until the chemist was able to exyilain 
the nature of the mineral substances of which rocks are com- 
posed ; not till the geographer and meteorologist had explored 
the surface of the earth, and taught us the extent of land and 
water, and the powers of winds, current s, rains, glaciers, earth- 
quakes and volcanoes ; not until the naturalist had classified, 
named, and described the greater part of existing animals and 
plants, and explained their anatomical structure, and the laws 
of their distribution in space;— that the geologist could, with 
any chance of arriving at sure and definite results, commence 
his researches into the structure and composition of rocks and 
the causes which produced them, or utilize his discoveries of 
the remains of animals and plants that are inclosed in them. 
He could not until then dis-criminate with certainty batween 
igneous and aqueous rocks, between living and extinct atii- 
mals,and was, therefore, unable to laydown anyone oftlie foun- 
dations on which his own science was to rest." — Encyclopedia 
JBr-Uannica, Sih edition^ vol. xv. 

If there is any one fact which the study of geology teaches 
more unmistakably than another, it is, that the matter com- 
posing the crust of the earth, from the time when it was first 
called into existence by the fi,at of the Creator to the pri^sent, 
has been subjected to an endless cycle of mutations. There 

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94 GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 



may have been periods of comparative rest and quiescen e, 
but none of perfect stagnation and stability ; so that the pres- 
ent condition and configuration of the earth's surface may be 
considered as the last result of a series of cosmical changes, 
which commenced with the dawn of creation, and are con- 
tinuing on into the future. 

"Had the exterior crust of the earth been subjected to no 
modifying causes, the world would have presented the same 
appearance now as at the time of its creation. The distribu- 
tion of land and sea would have remained the same ; there 
would have been the same surface arrangement of hill, valley 
and plain, and the same unvarying aspects of animal and veg- 
etable existence. Under such circumstances, geology, instead 
of striving to present a consecutive history of change and 
progress, would have been limited to a mere description of 
permanently enduring appearances. The case, however, is 
widely different." There is no part of the present land-surface 
of the globe which has not at some time been covered by the 
ocean, while much of the present sea bottom has been in turn 
dry land. Many of the loftiest and most extensive ranges of 
mountains upon the globe — the Alps, the Andes, and the 
Himalayas — are of comparatively recent elevation (recent as 
compared with the White Mountains of New England, or the 
Appallachian chain of the Atlantic States); while the com- 
mencement of the existence of every animal and vegetable 
species at present found upon the earth was long subsequent 
to the existence of the myriad organisms, whose remains are 
now found fossil beneath its surface. 

The agencies which have produced, and are still tending to 
produce, changes in the constitution and structure of our 
planet, may be classified as follows : 1. Igneous agencies, or 
such as manifest themselves in connection with some deep- 
seated source of heat in the interior of the globe. 2. Aque- 
ous, or those arising from the action of the water. 3. Atmos- 
pheric, or those operating through the medium of the atmos- 
phere. 4. Organic, or those depending on animal and 
vegetable growth. 5. Chemical, or those resulting from the 
chemical action of substances on each other. — Wells^ Illus- 
trated Geology. 



GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 95 



THE TEMPER ATUKE OF THE EARTH. 

The following are some of the obvservations made most re- 
cently on this subject: In England, observations have been 
made in the vertical shafts of two very deep coal mines, viz., 
at Monkwearmouth, which is 1800 feet deep, and Dunkinfield^ 
which is upwards of 2000 feet deep, and in both cases the ob- 
servations were made while the workmen were sinking the 
shafts, and with every precaution against the influence of any 
extraneous causes. The former gave an increase of 1 deg. of 
Fahrenheit for every sixty feet of depth, and the latter 1 deg. 
for about every seventy feet. The artesian well of Grenelle 
(Paris), is 1800 feet deep ; observations made by Arago, during 
the boring, showed that the average increase of temperature 
in this was 1 deg. for sixty feet. At MordorjQf, Luxemburg, the 
depth of the artesian well is 2400 feet, and the increase in 
temperature 1 deg. for every fifty-seven feet. At the artesian 
well of New Seltzwork, in Westphalia, the depth is 2100 feet, 
and the increase 1 deg. for every fifty-five feet. At Louisville, 
Ky.,the depth of an artesian well, finished in 1859, is 2086 feet 
deep, and the average increase is 1 deg, for every sixty-seven 
feet below the first ninety feet from the surface. In the silver 
mine of Guanaxato, Mexico, 1713 feet deep, the increase is 1 
deg. for every forty-five feet. In the coal mines of Eastern 
Virginia, the increase is about 1 deg. for every sixty feet. 

VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS. 

One or two remarkable instances of volcanic eruptions may 
be briefly noticed. First, for duration and force we may refer 
to that which took place in the island of Sumbawa (one of the 
Sunda Islands lying east of Java), in the year 1515. It com- 
menced on the 5th of April, and did not entirely cease until 
July. Its influence (i. e. shocks, and the noise of the explo- 
sions) was perceptible over an area 1,800 miles in diameter, 
while within the range of its more immediate vicinity, embrac- 
ing a space of 400 miles, its efi*ects were most terrific. In Java, 
300 miles distant, it seemed to be awfully present. The sky 
was overcast at noon day with clouds of ashes, which the light 
of the sun was unable to penetrate, and fields, streets, and 
houses were covered with ashes to the depth of several inches. 
At Sumbawa itself, immense columns of flame appeared to 
burst forth from the top of the volcano, Tombora, and in a 



96 GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 

short time the whole mountain appeared like a mass of liquid 
fire, which gradually extended in every direction. As the 
eruption continued, a darkness supervened, so profound as to 
obscure even the light of the flames ; showers of stones and 
ashes fell continuously over the whole island ; the sea rose 
twelve feet higher than it had ever been known to do before; 
and finally a whirlwind ensued, which tore up the largest trees, 
and carried them into the air, together with men, horses, cat- 
tle, and whatever else came within its influence. Of 12,000 
inhabitants in the vicinity only six are believed to have es- 
caped, and of some entire villages not even a vestige remained. 
In 1772, the Papandayaug, one of the loftiest volcanic moun- 
tains in Java, after a short but severe eruption, suddenly fell 
in and disappeared in the earth, carrying with it about ninety 
square miles of territory. Forty villages were engulfed, or 
covered with ejected matter, at the same time, and nearly 
3,000 persons perished. — Wells' Illustrated Geology- 

DESCRIPTIONS OF AN EARTHQUAKE. 

"A powerful eathquake," says Mr. Darwin, "at once destroys 
the oldest associations ; the world, the very emblem of all that 
is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; 
one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of 
insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created." 

"To man," says Humbolt, "the earthquake conveys an idea 
of some universal and unlimited -danger. We may flee from 
the crater of a volcano in active eruption, or from a locality 
threatened by the approach of a lava stream ; but in an earth- 
quake, direct our flight whithersoever we will, we still feel as 
though we trod upon the very focus of destruction. Every 
sound — the faintest motion in the air — arrests our attention, 
and we no longer trust the ground on which we stand. Ani- 
mals, especially dogs and swine, participate in the same anxious 
disquietude ; and even crocodiles, in the rivers of South Amer- 
ica, which at other times are dumb, have been observed to 
quit the water and run, with loud cries, into the adjacent 
forests." 

AQUEOUS AND ATMOSPHERIC AGENCIES. 

The aqueous and atmospheric agencies most prominently 
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gasses and moisture of the attnosphere^ winds^ ice, and snow, 
springs, rivers, waves, tides, and oceanic currents. 

The operation of water, acting mechanically, is, under all 
circumstances, to wear down the higher portions of the earth's 
crust, and transport the materials to lower localities — an ac- 
tion which obviously tends to reduce the whole surface to a 
smooth and uniform level. On the other hand, the operations 
of igneous agents — volcanoes, earthquakes, etc. — by breaking 
up and elevatihg the crust of the earth, tend to counteract the 
equalizing action of water and to produce that diversity of- 
Burface which is indispensable to variety in both the vegetable 
and animal kingdoms. These two forces, therefore — the aque- 
ous and the igneous — may be considered as antagonistic to 
each other, and to them may be ascribed the principal modifi- 
cations which have taken place, and are still taking place, in 
the crust of the globe. — WdVs Illustrated Geology 

CORAL REEFS. 

"The ocean," says Mr. Darwin, 'throwmg its breakers on 
the outer shore, appears an invincible enemy, yet we see it re- 
sisted, and even conquered, by means which at first seem weak 
and inefficient. No periods of repose are granted, and the 
heavy swell caused by the steady action of the trade wind 
never ceases. The breakers exceed in violence those of our 
temperate regions ; and it is impossible to behold them with- 
out feeling a conviction that rocks of granite or quartz would 
ultimately be demolished by such irresistable forces. Yet 
these low coral islands stand and are victorious, for here 
another power, antagonistic to the former, takes part in the 
contest. The organic forces separate the atoms of carbonate 
of lime, one by one, from the foaming breakers, and unite 
them into a symmetrical structure ; myriads of architects are 
at work day and night, month after month, and we see their 
soft and gelatinous bodies, through the agency of the vital 
laws, conquering the great mechanical power of the waves of 
the ocean, which neither the art of man nor the mechanical 
works of nature could successfully resist." The animals which 
produce coral are very simple, and resemble plants both in 
their figures and colors. 
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93 GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 



THE FIRST FORMED STRATIFIED ROCKS. 

The adoption of the theory, that our earth was once in a 
state of entire molten fluidity, involves the existence of a sub- 
sequent period, when its primeval crust had sufficiently cooled 
down to allow of the condensation of watery vapor and of the 
existence of a sea upon its surface. Whenever this happened, 
the eroding and destructive action of water must have imme- 
diately manifested itself, while the particles of the consolida- 
ted igneous crust, worn off by the action of waves, tides, and 
currents, and deposited as sediments, would naturally produce 
stratified formations. 

The internal heat of the earth at that period, however, must 
have continued to act with great intensity near the surface, 
and the strata first deposited, consequently, were, in all prob- 
ability, soon greatly metamorphosed, i. e.^ remelted down to 
form igneous rocks, or converted into hard crystalline semi- 
igneous rocks, that retained, in part, their original lines of 
stratification. 

Whether any of these first formed stratified rocks are in ex- 
istence, and open to our inspection, it is impossible to affirm. 
Some geologists incline to the opinion that they were entirely 
remelted, and are now represented by the older or funda- 
mental granites, which, in some instances, appear to have an 
obscurely stratified structure. 

Be this as it may, it is, however, a matter of fact, that the 
oldest rocks of which we have any knowledge, which exhibit 
evidence of a sedimentary origin, appear to have been formed 
under conditions analogous to those above supposed. Thus, 
they are all more or less crystalline and indurated ; their lines 
of stratification are indistinct, and often altogether oblitera- 
ted ; and their whole aspect is very different from what is 
usually ascribed to rocks deposited in water. — Wells' Illustra- 
ted Geology. 

FORMATION OF COAL. 

It is now universally admitted by geologists, that coal is a 
mass of compressed, altered, and mineralized vegetation, just 
as sandstone is consolidated sand, and the slate and shale con. 
solidated clay or mud. 

Tiie evidence upon which the belief is founded may be 
briefly stated, as follows : 

Ist. The enormous profusion of fossil plant s^ in the form of 



GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 99 



impressions of leaves, trunks, branches, and barks of trees, 
found in immediate connection with coal seams. 2d. Coal is 
composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, the same ele- 
ments (though differing in proportion) which enter into the 
composition of plants. 3d. The substance of coal, when ex- 
amined under the microscope, affords unmistakable evidence 
of a vegetable (cellular) structure. 4th. All the stages of 
gradation between perfect wood and perfect coal may be 
traced with the greatest certainty. 

But granting the vegetable origin of coal, the question im- 
mediately suggests itself: Under what circumstances could 
so great an amount of vegetable matter have ever accumu- 
lated ? — the magnitude of which may be realized in a degree, 
from the asserted fact "that all the forests of the United 
States, if gathered into one heap, would fail to furnish the ma- 
terials of a single coal seam equal to that of Pittsburg, Penn." 

Furthermore, coal is found stratified, laminated, and ex- 
tended, in horizontal beds, which often cover very large areas, 
with a nearly constant thickness — the great Pittsburg coal 
seam, above referred to for example, having a nearly uniform 
thickness of from eight to twelve feet, and is estimated to 
have once covered a surface of 90,000 square miles. Coal, 
moreover, is ordinarily encased between beds of shale or 
sandstone, which bear evident proof of having been slowly 
deposited in quiet waters. In some coal fields, as many as 
seventy seams of coal, varying in thickness from a few inches 
to four, six, eight, ten, twelve, and twenty feet, occur tlius in- 
terstratified with shales and sandstones ; and yet, notwith- 
standing these frequent alternations of material, the purity of 
the coal is such, that it rarely contains any considerable ad- 
mixture of mud, sand, or other foreign mineral substances. 

In explanation of these phenomena, various hypo-heses 
have been suggested, but the general opinion of the best ge- 
ologists of the present day is, that the vegetable matter con- 
stituting coal, must, in the main, have grown and accumu- 
lated in immense jungles and peat mosses for many years; 
that the land must have then sunk, and become the basin of a 
lake or estuarv, into which rivers carried mud and sand : these 
covering the vegetable matter, gradually consolidated into 
shales and sandstones, while the vegetable matter itself un- 
derwent the process of mineralization, and was converted inta 



100 GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 



coal. This being done, it is supposed that the area of deposit 
was again elevated, so as to become once more the scene of 
luxuriant vegetation ; then again submerged, and overlaid by 
new deposits of sandstone and shale; then once more elevated 
and covered with plants, and again submerged; and these al- 
ternations of submergence and elevations are presumed to 
have taken place as often as there are beds of coal in any par- 
ticular coal field. — Well's Illustrated Geology. 

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF THE CARBONIFEROUS ERA. 

There is one circumstance in connection with the formation 
of coal which has given rise to a vast amount of ingenious 
speculation and hypotheses, viz : the apparent sameness of 
external conditions over such extensive areas of the earth as 
are now occupied by our known coal fields. Thus, the same 
gigantic ferns and club-mosses are found alike in the coal 
fields of America, Europe, Melville Island, Greenland, and 
Australia — regions widely separated, and at once tropical, 
temperate, and frigid. To account for this luxuriance and 
homogeneity of vegetable growth various causes have been 
suggested, as the earth's central heat, a change in the earth's 
axis, a larger percentage of carbonic acid in the atmosphere, 
the planetary system moving through warmer regions of space^ 
and the like ; but thus far geologists have arrived at no definite 
conclusions on the subject. 

Deposits of carbonaceous matter have occurred at almost 
every period of the earth's historv, as is evidenced by the fact 
that thin seams of coal are found in almost all the geological 
systems ; but the coal beds which admit of economical work- 
ing are almost exclusively confined to the carboniferous sys- 
tem. The only exceptions are a few coal fields belonging to 
the Oolitic or Jurassic system, which, in Virginia and some 
other localities, admit of profitable mining. It seems, there- 
fore, certain, that whatever may have been the conditions 
which allowed of so abundant a terrestrial vegetation at this 
particular epoch of the earth's history, those conditions ceased 
about the time when the era of the Carboniferous system ter- 
minated. A high temperature was evidently not one of these 
conditions, for there are evidences of it afterwards; and some 
authorities incline to the belief that the superabundance of 
carbonic acid gas, which is supposed to have existed during 



GEOLOGICAL ITEMS. 101 



this era, was expended before its close. " There can be no 
doubt that the infusion of a large amount of this gas into the 
atmosphere at the present day would be attended by precisely 
the same circumstances as in the time of the coal epoch. The 
higher forms of animal life would not have a place on earth. 
Vegetation would be enormous; and coal strata would be 
formed from the vast accumulations of woody matter, which 
would gather in every favorable locality." 

DISTRIBUTION OF COAL. 

Coal is very widely distributed over the world, although 
some countries are more highly favored than others. Avail- 
able coal fields occur in Great Britain ; in Spain, France, Bel- 
gium and Middle Europe; in India, China and Japan ; in the 
islands of the Indian Archipelago ; in Australia and New 
Zealand ; in South America, Chili and Peru ; in Greenland, 
Melville Island and in British America. But nowhere is the 
coal formation more extensively displayed than in the United 
States, and nowhere are its beds of greater thickness, more 
convenient for working, or of more valuable quality. 

The eastern half of the continent of North America exhibits 
five great coal fields, extending from Newfoundland to Arkan- 
sas : 1. The /?/•««!, or most eastern, is that of the British Prov- 
inces, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Its 
area is probably about 9,000 square miles, though only one 
tenth of this surface appears to be underlaid by productive 
coal seams. 2. The second,, or Great Appalachian coal field, 
extends from Pennsylvania and Ohio to near Tuscaloosa, in 
the interior of Alabama. It is about 875 miles long, and is es- 
timated to contain 70,000 square miles. 3. A third,, and 
smaller coal field, occupies the center of the State of Michi- 
gan ; it covers an area of about 15,000 square miles, but is not 
very productive. 4. A fourth great coal field is situated in 
the States of Kentucky, Indiana and Illionois. Its area is es- 
timated at 50,000 square miles. 5. The fifth,, and most western, 
occurs in Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, and occupies an area 
of about 57,000 square miles. Besides these great deposits, 
coal is also found in New England, Kansas, Nebraska, and 
Texas. 

The aggregate space underlaid by the coal fields of North 
America amounts to at least 200,000 square miles, or to more 



102 GEOLOOICAL ITEMS. 



than twenty times the area which includes all the known coal 
deposits of Europe. — Wells^ Geology. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The n.umber of species of animals that now inhabit the globe 
is about 250,000. The number of fossil species of animals and 
plants cannot be reliably estimated, but it is safe to say that 
the number of the different extinct species that have been 
found in fossil state exceeds many times the number of all the 
different species now living. 

Geologists claim four distinct periods or ages of the earth's 
history. Beginning at the oldest, they are called or named, 
First, the Azoic period, or period deficient of the evidence 
of life ; Second, Paleozoic, or period of ancient life ; Third, the 
Mesozoic, or period of middle life ; Fourth^ or last period, 
called Cainozoic. This period includes the Post Tertiary, or 
recent system of rocks or period of recent life. 

A picture of the Azoic period has thus been imagined by 
Hugh Miller. "During the early part of the Azoic period we 
may imagine," he says, " a dark atmosphere of steam and va- 
por, which, for age after age conceals the face of the sun, and 
through which the moon or stars never penetrates; oceans of 
thermal waters, heated in a thousand centers to the boiling 
point ; low, half molten islands, dim through the fog and scarce 
more fixed than waves themselves, that heave and tremble 
under the impulsions of the igneous agencies ; roaring geysers 
that ever and anon throw up their intermittent jets of boiling 
fluid, vapor and thick steam, from these tremulous lands ; and 
in the dim outskirts of the scene, the red gleam of fire shot 
forth from yawning cracks and deep chasms. Such would 
be the probable state of things among the times of the earlier 
gneiss and mica-chist deposits — times buried deep in that 
chaotic night which must have continued to exist for, may 
hap, many ages after that beginning of things in which God 
created the heavens and the earth." 

At length, however, as the earth's surface gradually cooled 
down and the enveloping waters sunk to a lower temperature, 
let us suppose during the latter times of the mica schist and 
the earlier times of the clay slate, the steam atmosphere would 
become less dense and thick, and finally the rays of the sun 
would struggle through it; at first doubtful and diffused, form- 



GEOLOaiCAL ITEMS. 103 



ing a faint twilight, but gradually strengthening, as the later 
ages of the slate formation passed away, until at the close of 
the great primary period day and night — the one still dim and 
grey, the other wrapped in the pall of darkness — would suc- 
ceed each other as now, as the earth revolved on its axis. 

The number of active volcanoes on our globe are about 275. 
Humboldt suggests the idea that volcanoes are merely vents, 
located above some far extended subterranean crack or fissure 
in the crust of the earth, through which the molten matter of 
the interior escapes to the surface. 

The falls of Niagara are 150 feet in height, and the average 
amount of water passing over each minute is estimated at 
670,000 tons. This water, by its abrading power, has undoubt- 
edly excavated for itself the gorge or channel — seven miles 
long, 200 feet deep, and 1,200 to 2,000 feet wide — which now 
intervenes between the falls and Lake Ontario. The minimum 
time required to wear through this space has been estimated 
by Sir Charles Lyell, at 35,000 years. — WelVs Illustrated GeoL 

STRATIFIED ROCKS. 

The stratified rocks of Great Britain have been studied more 
than any other of the earth, and as the result of these investi- 
gations it has been found that the extinct mammalia, found in 
fossiliferous rocks, is more numerous by half than all the 
species now existing; and of molluscs, the fossil species nine 
times as numerous as the living species ; the fossil fish five 
times, the reptiles ten times, and the radiate fourteen times. 

The geologist finds no trace of that golden age of the world 
of which the poets delighted to sing, when all creatures lived 
together in peace, and wars and bloodshed were unknown. 
Ever since animal life began on our planet, there existed, in 
all departments of being, carniverous classes, who could not 
live but by the death of their neighbors ; and who were armed, 
in consequence, for their destruction, like the butcher with 
his axe and knife, and the angler with his hook and spear. 

In Europe, the caverns or caves that have been discovered, 
have contained the remains or skeletons of a great many of 
the difi'erent species of animals that now inhabit the earth, 
and of others that are now extinct. For instance, the bones 
and skeletons of the mammoth are found in great numbers; 
also of the mastadon, the epoch of the mastadon, in a geolog- 
ical sense, is very recent. Some think that the mammoths 
and mastadons did not become entirely extinct in this country 
until after the advent of man. Sir Charles Lyell is of the 
opinion that the period of the extinction of the mastadon, 
although recent, must have been many thousand years ago. 



niiLosoriiY. 



No two particles of matter can occupy the same space at the 
same lime. 

All bodies weigh heaviest at the earth's surfoce. A body 
that weighs 10 pounds at the earth's surface will weigh but 
2^ pounds 4,000 miles high. 

Take two cog-wheels of the same size; let one stand still 
put the cogs together and put the other in motion, and when 
it has made one-half revolution around the standing wheel it 
will have made a full revolution on its own center, notwith- 
standing only one-half ot the cogs of its own surface has 
touched the standing wheel. 

The atmosphere is the lightest in wet, rainy weather; yet 
we tind people very often who think dillerent. The medium 
pressure of the atmosphere is about tifteen pounds to the 
square inch, but this is not always the case. The pressure 
will vary in the same locality, and sometimes be greater or 
less. The medium hight that atmospheric pressure will raise 
water is about 33 feet ; but tliis calculation only holds good at 
the level o( the sea, because as we ascend from the sea level 
the pressure becomes less; hence, our calculations for raising 
water by atmospheric pressure must be governed by the pres- 
sure that atmosphere has at the hight of the position above 
the sea level. Illustration : At sea level atmospheric pressure 
lilteen pounds to the square inch ; one mile above sea level, 
about 12:^^ pounds; two miles above, 10 pounds ; three miles, 
Impounds; consequently, on an elevation three miles high, 
water cannot be raised but about IG^ feet by the weight of 
the air. 

The top or upper part of a wagon wheel passes through a 
greater amount of space in a given time when running thaa 
the bottom ; or, in other words, runs the fastest, 

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PHIUj&OPHY. 105 



The piston rod of a steam engine makes tv/o complete stop-: at 
ever}' revolution of the crank attached to the end of the pitman. 

HoK»E Power. — ^The average power of a horse is suflficient to 
raise a weight of about 23.000 pounds one foot per minute, but 
when calculating the hor^e power of a steam engine it is esti- 
tmated at 33,000 pounds. It then follows that a ten horse 
powers team engine is, in fact, about eq^ual to fourteen average 
horses. 

Power op Steam. — One cubic foot of water converted into 
£team will raise the enormous weight of three and a half mil- 
Uon pounds one foot, or seven hundred pounds one mile high- 
All bodies or particles of matter fall to the eath by the at- 
traction of gravity, and their speed is in proportion to their 
density; but take away the resisting force of the atmosphere, 
then a cork or feather will fall as fast as a bullet. 

Resultant motion may be illustrated by holding a ball or 
weight in your hand and dropping it from the top of your head 
while running, you will find that you cannot run fast enough 
to overtake the ball before it strikes the ground. 

A ball may be shot from a cannon from the top of a tower 
on a horizontal plain, and another dropped from the mouth of 
the cannon at the same time, and they will both strike the 
earth at the same time, provided the surface be horizontal 
with the cannon. 

Lever power is almost indispensable, or in other words, 
without it we could scarcely do anything; yet to take in con- 
sideration distance and speed, there is not a particle of power 
gained by a lever. Illustration : Suppose a lever 20 feet long, 
the fulcrum 2 feet from one end of the lever, 10 pounds on the 
long end of the lever is equal to 100 pounds on the short end ; 
but to raise the 100 pounds one foot the ten pounds jjasses 
through 10 feet of space, consequently it travels ten times as 
fast as the 100 pounds, so all that is gained in power is lost in 
speed and distance ; because if both ends of the lever was of 
the same length while one end of the lever was passing 
through ten feet of space the other end would pass through 
the same ten feet ; and t^n i>ound5 would raise ten pjounds ten 
feet high, or ten times as high as the ten pounds on the long 
end of the lever would raise the 100 pounds on th- short end. 



SKETCHES OF ASTRONOMY. 



:CK- 



ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM!, 

Many theories have been propounded at different periods 
of the history of astronomy, respecting the original formation 
of our Solar System, as well as all other suns and systems, 
which it has pleased the great creator op all things to call 
into existence, but no one has gained so great favor or excited 
so violent opposition, as the theory first proposed by Sir Wil- 
liam Herschel, and afterwards more especially applied by the 
celebrated La Place to the formation of the solar system. 

This theory may be thus stated: — In the beginning all the 
matter composing the sun, planets, and satellites was diffused 
through space, in a state of exceedingly minute division, the 
ultimate particles being held asunder by the repulsion of 
heat. In process of time, under the action of gravitation, th-^* 
mass assumed a round or globular shape, and the particles 
tending to the centre of gravity, a motion of rotation on an 
axis would commence. The great mass, now gradually cool- 
ing and condensing, must increase its rotary motion, thereby 
increasing the centrifugal force at the equator of the revolv- 
ing mass, until, finally, a ring of matter is actually detached 
from the equator, and is left revolving in space by the shrink- 
ing away from it, of the interior mass. If now we follow this 
isolated ring of matter, we find every reason to believe that 
its particles will gradually coalesce into a globular form, and 
in turn form satellites, as it was itself formed. It is unneces- 
sary to pursue the reasoning further, for the same laws which 
produce one planet from the equator of the central revolving 
mass, may produce many — until finally, the process is ended 
by a partial solidification of the central mass, so great, that 
gravity aided by the attraction of cohesion, is more than suf- 
ficient to resist the action of the centrifugal force, and no fur- 
ther change occurs. 

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SKETCHES OP ASTRONOMY. 107 

It has been urged in favor of this theory, that it accounts 
for the striking peculiarities which are found in the organiza- 
tion of the solar system. That the rings of Saturn are positive 
proofs of the truth of the theory, they having cooled and con- 
densed without breaking. That the individuals constituting 
a system thus produced, must revolve and rotate as do the 
planets and satellites, and in orbits of the precise figure and 
position, as those occupied by the planets. It accounts for 
the rotation of the sun on its axis, and presents a solution of 
the strange appearance connected with the sun called the 
Zodiacal Light. It goes further and accounts for the forma- 
tion of single, double, and multiple suns and stars — and by the 
remains of chaotic matter in the interstics between the stars, 
and which are finally drawn to some particular sun, whose in- 
fluence in the end preponderates, accounts for the comets 
which enter our system from every region in space. 

In support of this theory it has been urged that the comets, 
in their organization, presents us with specimens of this finely 
divided nebulous or chaotic matter — and that the telescope 
reveals cloudy patches of light of indefinite extent, scattered 
throughout space, which give evidence of being yet unformed 
and chaotic. That many stars are found in which the bright 
nucleus or centre is surrounded by a halo or haze of nebulous 
light, and that round nebulous bodies are seen with the teles- 
cope, of an extent vastly greater than would fill the entire 
space encircled by the enormous orbit of the planet La 
Verrier, or having a diameter greater than 7,000 millions of 
miles. 

Such are a few of the arguments in support of this most ex- 
traordinary theory. We now present the objections which 
have been most strongly insisted on. The retrogade motions 
of the satellites of Herschel, and their great inclination to 
the plane of the ecliptic can not be accounted for by this 
theory. That computation shows that no atmosphere of con- 
densed nebulous matter can extend to so great a distance from 
the sun, as does the matter composing the Zodiacal Light, and, 
finally, that the nebulous matter in the heavens will ulti- 
mately be resolved into immense congeries and clusters of 
stars, whose great distance has hitherto defied the power of 
the best instruments. 
In reply to the first objection, the friends of the theory doubt 



108 SKETCHES OP ASTRONOMY. 

the facts with reference to the satellites of Herschel. They 
reply that the matter composing the Zodiacal Light being in 
the nature of cometary matter, is thrown to a greater distance 
from the sun than gravity would warrant, by that power resid- 
ing in the sun which is able on the approach of comets to 
project those enormous trains of light, which sometimes render 
them so wonderful. As to the last objection, it is urged that 
although many nebulo9 will doubtless be resolved into stars, 
by using more powerful telescopes, yet that these same teles- 
copes will reveal more now nebula3 which cannot be resolved, 
than they will resolve — and as to the existence of nebulous 
matter, it is perfectly demonstrated by the physical organiza- 
tion of comets, and the existence of nebulous stars. 

Such was the state of the Astronomical argument, when 
Lord Rosse's Great Reflector was first applied to the explora- 
tion of the distant regions of space. In a religious point of 
view, this theory had excited no small amount of discussion, 
in consequence of its supposed Atheistical tendencies. The 
friends of the theory contend that it was no more Atheistical 
to admit the formation of the universe by law, than to acknowl- 
edge that it is now sustained by laws. Indeed since we must 
go to the first great cause for matter in its chaotic state, as 
well as for the laws which govern matter, that this theory gave 
to us a grander view of the omniscience and omnipotence of 
God than could be obtained from any other source. In fine, 
that it harmonized with the declaration of scripture, which 
tells us that "In the beginning God created the heavens and 
the earth, and the earth was witJwut form and void." If the 
earth came into existence in its present condition, then it had 
forin and was not void. Hence, this first grand declaration of 
the inspired writer must refer to the formation of the matter 
of which the heavens and earth were afterwards formed. Some 
went so far as to trace out dimly a full account of this theory 
in the order of creation, as laid down in Gensis. 

Let us now proceed to the discoveriesof Lord Rosse, and their 
influence on this greatly disputed theory. The space penetrat- 
ing power of his six feet reflector is much greater than that 
of Sir William lierschel's great telescope, and it was anti- 
cipated that many nebulae which were unresolved into clusters 
of stars by Hershel, would yield under the greater power and 
light of Lord Rosse's telescope. This has proved to be the 



8KETCEES OP ASTRONOMY. 109 

fact. Very many nebulae have been removed from their old 
places, and must hereafter figure among the clusters, while we 
are informed that many yet remain, even of the old nebulae, 
which defy the power of the monster telescope. 

The most remarkable object which has been resolved by 
Lord Rosse, is the great nebula in Orion, one of the most 
extraordinary objects in the heavens. Its size is enormous, 
and its figure very extraordinary. In certain parts adjoining 
the nebula the heavens are jet hlach^ either from contrast or by 
the vacuity of these regions. Two immense spurs of light are 
seen to project from the principal mass of the nebula, and to 
extend to a most extraordinary distance. This will be better 
understood, by remembering that at the distance at which this 
nebula is removed from us, the entire diameter of the earth's 
orbit, 190 millions of miles, is an invisable XJoint, less than one 
second, while this nebula extends to many thousands of times 
this distance, and more probably to many millions of times. 

Several stars have been found, and are visible on the nebula, 
but have hitherto been regarded as being between the eye of 
the observer and this remote object. Sir William Ilerschel 
was unable to resolve this mysterious body, and yet the nebula 
gave indications of being of the resolvable kind by its irreg- 
ular and curdled appearance under high powers. Several 
years since Dr. J. Lamont, of Munich, after a rigid scrutiny, of 
this nebula with his great Refractor, pronounced a portion of 
it to be composed of minute stellar points^ and predicted its 
final perfect resolution into stars by greater power. This pre- 
diction has been fully verified, for Lord Rosse's great Reflector 
has solved the mystery, and filled this extraordinary object 
with the "jewelry of stars." 

But the question recurs, what have the defenders of the 
nebular theory lost, or its enemies gained by this interesting 
discovery? We are all liable to reach conclusions too hastily, 
and to join issue on false points. If the nebular theory depen- 
ded for its existance upon the irresolvability of the nebula in 
Orion, then indeed has the theory been entirely exploded. 
But this is not tlie fact. No ono has asserted that the 
great nebula in Orion was nebulous matter^ and if it were not, 
then none existed. Such an issue would have been a false cnei, 
had it been made. 

The theory has neither lost nor gained by the discoveries 



110 SKETCHES OF ASTRONOMY. 

thus far made; what time may develope it is impossible to 
say. In case certain data can be obtained, which appear to be 
accessible, then indeed may we demonstrate its truth or lalse 
hood, by mathematical investigation. Until then, the safer 
plan is neither to adopt nor reject, but investigate until abso- 
lute tru(h shall reward our long continued labor, and reveal 
the mystery of the organization of that stupendous system, ol 
which our humble planet forms an insignificant part. — SmU/i's 
Astronomy. 

The sun is the center of the solar system, around which all 
other planets belonging to our universe revolve. The names 
of all the primary planets that have been discovered that con- 
stitute "the solar system, are the Sun, Mercury, Venus, the 
Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Herschel, Uranus, Neptune, and 
twenty-three asteroids, or small planets. The approximate 
distance each of the large planets travel in making one revo- 
lution around the sun is about as follows : 

Mercury, number of miles 220,000,000 

Venus, ' 408,000,000 

Earth, " " " 570,000,000 

Mars, " " " 852,000,000 

Jupiter, " " " 2,910,000,000 

Saturn, " " " 5,340,000,000 

Herschel, " " " 10,800,000,000 

LaVerrier " '• " „ _17,100,000,000 

COMETS. 

Very little is known of the physical nature of comets. 
They are thought by some astronomers to be about as dense 
as smoke. They are bodies that revolve around the sun in 
very elongated orbits, and some astronomers think that the 
greater number visit our system but once, and then fly oiF in 
nearly straight lines, and go to revolve around other suns in 
the far-ofT distant heavens. The length of the tail of a comet» 
as measured by astronomers, seem almost incredible. 

Comet of 1680, length of the tail 123,000,000 miles. 

Do. 1744, " " 35,000,000 " 

Do. 1709, " " 48,000,000 " 

Do. 1811, " " 130,000000 " 

Do. 1843, " " 130,000,000 " 

The sun is 1,384,472 times as large as the earth ; Jupiter is 
1,280 times larger than the earth, and Saturn 1,000 times. 



SKETCHES OP ASTRONOMY. HI 



DIRECTIONS FOR FINDING THE NORTH STAR, AT ANY TIME. 

Every pupil should be instructed in the manner of pointing 
out the North Star at any time of the night. If they are ena- 
bled to do this at any time, it will assist them in making other 
important observations, as well as being of use on many occa- 
sions which occur in the life of every man. Many persons 
have been lost in 2i prairie or other unfrequented places, when 
if they had been able to have told the points of the compass 
they could have extricated themselves from their lost situa- 
tion. This may be done in a very easy manner. There is 
hardly a child of ten years of age who cannot at any time of 
night point out the stars in the Great Bear which form what is 
called the Great Dipper. Now if an imaginary line be drawn 
through the two stars which form the front edge of the Dipper, 
from the bottom towards the top, and continued about 20 de- 
grees, it will pass very near the North Star— so near that it 
cannot be mistaken, there being no other stars of that magni- 
tude near it. It should be borne in mind that this rule holds 
good in whatever position the Dipper may be at the time. — 
Smit/i's Illustrated Astronomy. 

ECLIPSES. 

Eclipses are among the most interesting phenomena pre- 
sented to us by the heavenly bodies. In all ages, when an 
eclipse has taken place, it has excited the profound attention 
of the learned, and the fears and superstitions of the ignorant. 
The causes of eclipses before the seventeenth century were 
known only to a few, and they generally took advantage of 
this knowledge to impose upon the credulity of (he ignorant 
by pretending that they were inspired by the Gods. Among 
the ancient nations, the Chaldeans were the foremost in their 
observations of the phenomena of the heavens ; perhaps tlis 
was owing in some measure to their occupation ; they being 
shepherds were obliged to watch their flocks by night to pro- 
tect them from the wild beasts which were at that time num- 
erous. Men under such circumstances would naturally be 
led to watch closely the movements of the heavenly bodies, 
and more especially so, for in the earlier periods of the world 
they had no correct mode of reckoning time in order to deter- 
mine the seasons or the proper seed time and harvest. 
Eclipses attracted the particular attention of the Chaldeans, 



112 SKETCHES OP ASIRONOMY. 

and by a series of observations extended through several cen- 
turies, thty discovered a very important fact relating to 
eclipses, although they did not understand the cause. 

By comparing the records which had been made for a great 
length of lime, they found that a certain period of time elapsed 
between eclipses of tiie same kind and magnitude; that is, if 
18 years, 11 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes, were added to the 
time of the happening of any eclipse, it would show the time 
of the return of the same eclipse; the only differences would 
be that it would not happen at the same time in the day and 
it would be a little greater or less than the previous eclipse — 
thus they were able to predict eclipses with sufficient accu- 
racy to answer their designs upon the ignorant without under- 
standing the laws by which these periodical returns were 
produced. 

To explain this briefly, it must be remembered that the 
moon's orbit makes an angle with the plane of the earth's or- 
bit of 5^ deg.; these two points where the moon's orbit cuts 
the plane of the earth's orbit, are called nodes. Now we will 
suppose that on any day at noon it is new moon, and the moon 
is just 16 deg. from her descending node, the shadow of the 
moon would just touch the earth at the north pole ; in 223 lu- 
nations, or 18 years, 11 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes thereafter, 
the moon would come nearly to the same position as it was at 
the beginning, consequently there would be another small 
eclipse of the sun, and at the expiration af every 223 lunations 
it would return, and at each return the moon's shadow would 
pass across the earth a little more to the south until the 
eclipse had appeared about 77 times, when it would pass off 
at the south pole, occupying a period of 1,388 years : The same 
period would not commence again until the expiration of 12,- 
492 years. Each eclipse which takes place during any year, be- 
longs to a separate and similar period. Those periods of 
eclipses which come in at the moon's ascending node, first 
come on to the earth at the south pole, and at each return the 
moon's shadow passes across the earth more to tlie north, and 
after appearing about 77 times, they finally leave the earth at 
the north pole. — SmiWs Astronomy. 



SKETCHES OF ASTRONOMY. 113 

IMMENSITY OF SPACE. 

Great is the immensity of space. Light travels at the rate 
of one hundred and ninety-two thousand miles per second 
and yet at this great speed it would take it over thirty million 
years to come from some of the far off nebulas to the earth. 
Some ideas of the immensity of space may be gathered by 
the calculation of the distance that light would travel in thirty 
millions of years, and then supposing that the distance ascer- 
tained by the calculation, was to the remaining distance as 
one drop of water is to the ocean. In all probability the most 
powerful telescope has only brought to view a small portion 
of creation. 

The nearest fixed stars, according to the best astronomical 
calculation, 20,000,000,000,000 of miles from the earth. To 
assist the mind of the reader to get some idea of the immensity 
of this distance, I have taken the pains to make the following 
calculation: Suppose that when the Lord past sentence upon 
Cain for killing his brother, that he had banished him to the 
nearest fixed star, and had caused a whirlwind or some other 
power to have taken him at the rate of one thousand miles an 
hour day and night from that time till now, counting the time 
past six thousand years, at 360 days travel to the year, he 
would have traveled at the end of the six thousand years only 
one 3.80ih part of the distance, and at the same rate of speed 
at the end of two million years from this time he would not 
reach his destination, but would yet be one trillion three hun- 
dred and eighty-two billion four hundred million miles from 
his future home, or place of banishment. So you see that after 
two million and six thousand years travel at the enormous 
speed of one thousand miles an hour, leaves a distance yet 
untraveled equal to about fifty -five million times the distance 
of Cook's voyage around the earth. 



PAY OF GOVERNBIENT OFFICERS. 



President of the United States per annum, $50,000 00 



Vice-President., 

Cabinet Officers eacli , 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Members of Congress 

Chief Justice of the United States 

Associate Justices 



MINISTERS TO FOREIGN COUNTIES. 

In Great Britain or France per annum 

In Russia, Sjiain, Prussia, Austria, Italy, China, 

Mexico or Brazil " " 

In Chili or Peru " " 

In Nicaragua " " 

In Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, 
Sweden, Switzerland, Hawaiian Islands, Ecua- 
dor, Argentine Confederation, Venezuela and 
all other foreign countries " " 

WAR DEPARTMENT. 

Lieutenant-General per month 

Major-General " " 

Brigadier-General " " 

Adjutant General " annum 

Surgeon-General " " 

Paymaster General " " 

Commissary-General " " 

Surgeon-General " month 

OFFICERS OP INFANTRY AND ARTILLERY. 

Colonel per month 

Lieutenant-Colonel " " 

Major , " " 

Captain " " 

First Lieutenant " " 

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ORDNANCE AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DEPARTMENT. 

Chief of Ordnance per month 

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RELIGIOUS. 



The number of Protestants of the world, according to the statistics of 
all nations, is about as follows : 

United States 33,000,000 

Great Britain and Ireland 25,000,000 

Asia and Armenia 5,000,000 

British America and West Indies 4,000,000 

France, Belgium and Holland 5,000,000 

South America 1,500,000 

Sweden, Norway and Denmark 7,600,000 

The German Empire 25,000,000 

Throughout the rest of the world 13,000^000 

Total 121.000,000 

Or about one in every fourteen of the inhabitants of the world are 
Protestants. Of this number there is about one in every four identified 
with or members of the different Protestant churches of the world. It 
then follows that the entire membership of all the Protestant churches 
of the world amounts to one in fifty-six of the inhabitants. 

The number of Roman Catholics (approximately correct) is as follows: 

United States 3,500,000 

Great Britain and Ireland 6,000,000 

Eussia 7,200,000 

South America 21,000,000 

France 36,000,000 

Austria and Venetia 28,000,000 

Spain 17,000,000 

Other parts of the world 60,000,000 

Total 200,900,000 

Pagans, or those who worshipped idols, or created things or beings^ 
they number near three-fourths of the entire inhabitants of the earth. 
They number at present about 1,000,000,000. This includes the Moham- 
medans, the Buddhists and the Mormons, or Latter Day Saints. Of this 
number there is to be found in the United States, of Mormons, 75,000. 
And strange as it may seem, we have about 60,000 Heathen idol worship- 

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116 RELiaiOUS. 



pers, who have began erecting their temples on American soil. There is 
one in San Francisco, California, and I understand one is being erected 
at Denver City, Colorado. 

The number of church edifices and value of church property of the 

principal religious organizations in the United States, are as follows : 

NAME. CHURCHES. VALUE. 

Baptist (regular) 12,857 $39,229,221 

Baptist (other) 1,105 2,378,977 

Christian 2,822 6,425,137 

Congregational 2,715 25,069,098 

Episcopal 2,601 36,514,549 

Evangelical Association 641 2,301,650 

Friends 662 . 3,939,500 

Jews 152 5,155,234 

Lutheran 2,776 14,917,747 

Methodist 21,337 69,854,121 

Moravian 67 709,100 

Mormon 171 656,750 

Swedenborgian 61 869,700 

Presbyterian (regular) 5,683 47,828,732 

Presbyterian (other) 1,388 5,436,524 

Dutch Reform 468 10,359,255 

Late German Reform 1,145 5;775,il5 

Roman Catholic 3,806 60,985,566 

Second Advent 140 306,240 

Shakers 18 86,900 

Spiritualist 22 100,150 

Unitarian 310 6,282,675 

United Brethren 937 1,819,810 

Universalist 602 6,692,325 

Unknown (union) 652 965,295 

Unknown Local Missions 27 687,800 

Total 63,082 $354,483,581 



STATISTICAL. 



POPITLATION OF EACH STATE. 



Alabama 996,992 

Arkansas 484,471 

California 560,247 

Connecticut 537,454 

Delaware 125,015 

Florida 187,748 

Georgia 1,184,109 

Illinois 2,539,891 

Indiana 1,680,637 

Iowa 1,194,020 

Kansas 364,399 

Kentucky 1,321,011 

Louisiana 726,915 

Maine 626,915 

Maryland 780,894 

Massachusetts 1,457,351 

Michigan 1,184,059 

Minnesota 459,706 

Mississippi 827,922 



Missouri 1,721,295 

Nebraska 122,993 

Nevada 42,491 

New Hampshire 318,300 

New Jersey 906,095 

New York 4,382,759 

North Carolina 1,071,361 

Ohio 2,665,260 

Oregon 90,923 

Pennsylvania 3,521,951 

Ehode Island 217,353 

South Carolina 705,606 

Tennessee 1,258,520 

Texas 818,579 

Vermont 330,551 

Virginia 1,225,163 

West Virginia 442,014 

Wisconsin 1,054,670 



Total 38,115,641 



POPTTLATION OF THE TERRITORIES. 



Arizona 9,658 

Colorado 39,864 

Dakota 14,181 

District of Columbia 131,700 

Idaho 14,999 

Montana 20,595 



New Mexico 91,874 

Utah 86,788 

Washington 29 955 

Wyoming 9,118 



Total 442,730 



POPULATION OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES. 



New York, N. Y 942,292 

Philadelphia, Pa 674,022 

Brooklyn, N. Y 396,099 

St. Louis, Mo 310,864 



Charleston, S. C 48,956 

Indianapolis, Ind 48,244 

Troy, N. Y 40,465 

Syracuse, N. Y 43,051 

am 



118 



STATISTICAL. 



POPCLATION OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES — CONTIinJED; 



Chicago, 111 298,977 

Baltimore, Md 267,354 

Boston, Mass 250,526 

Cincinnati, Ohio 216,239 

New Orleans, La 191,418 

San Francisco, Cal 149,473 

Buffalo, N. Y 117,714 

Washington, D. C 109,199 

Newark, N. J 105,059 

Louisville, Ky 100,753 

Cleveland, Ohio 92,829 

Pittsburgh, Pa 86,076 

Jersey City, N.J 82,546 

Detroit, Mich 79,577 

Milwaukee, Wis 71,440 

Albany, N. Y 69,422 

Providence, R. 1 68,904 

Rochester, N. Y 62,386 

Allegheny, Pa...., 53180 

Richmond, Va 51.038 

New Haven, Conn 50,840 

The number of all the male citizens 
the United States and Territories, 
Census : 

Alabama 202,046 

Arizona 3,397 

Arkansas 100,043 

California 145,802 

Colorado 15,515 

Connecticut 127,499 

Dakota 5,234 

Delaware 28,207 

District of Columbia 31,622 

Florida 38,854 

Georgia 234,919 

Idaho , 5,557 

Illinois 542,843 

Indiana 376,780 

Iowa 255,802 

Kansas , 99,065 

Kentucky „ 282,305 

Louisiana^ 159,201 

Maine „ 153,100 

Maryland 169,845 



Worcester, Mass 41,105 

Lowell, Mass 40,928 

Memphis, Tenn 40,226 

Cambridge, Mass 39,634 

Hartford, Conn 37,180 

Scranton, Pa 35,092 

Reading, Pa 33,630 

Patterson, N. J 33,579 

Kansas City, Mo 32,260 

Mobile, Ala 32,034 

Toledo, Ohio 31,584 

Portlan-d, Me 31,413 

Columbus, Ohio 31,274 

Wilmington, Del 30,841 

Dayton, Ohio 30,473 

Lawrence, Mass 28,921 

Utica, N. Y 28,804 

Charlestown, Mass 28,323 

Savannah, Ga 28,235 

Lynn, Mass 28,233 

Fall River, Mass 26,766 

over the age of twenty- one years ia 
as shown by the statistics of the last 

Missouri 380,235 

Montana 11,523 

Nebraska 36,169 

Nevada . 18,652 

New Hampshire 83,361 

New Jersey 194,109 

New Mexico 22,442 

New York 981,587 

North Carohna 214,224 

Ohio 592,350 

Oregon 24,608 

Pennsylvania 776,345 

Rhode Island 43,996 

South Carolina 146,614 

Tennessee 259,016 

Texas 169,215 

Utah 10,147 

Vermont 74,867' 

Virginia 266,680 

Washington 7,902 



STATISTICAL. 119 



NUMBER MALE CITIZENS, etc. — COTINUED: 

Massachusetts 312,770 West Virginia 93,435 

Michigan 274,459 Wisconsin 203,077 

Minnesota 75,274 Wyoming 5,297 

Mississippi 169,737 

Total, 8,425,941 

By the above the full amount of the vote of each State is shown, and 
as the vote for President in 1872 was not a strict party vote, we will giv9 
the vote for President in 1868, as polled for Grant and Seymour, as we 
think this more satisfactory. 

VOTE OF EACH STATE OP THE XTNION. 

Rep. Dem. 

Alabama 76,366 72,086 

Arkansas 22,152 19,078 

California 54,592 54,078 

Connecticut 50,996 47,951 

Delaware 7,623 10,980 

Florida (By Legislature.) 

Georgia 57,134 102,822 

Illinois 250,293 199,143 

Indiana 176,552 166,980 

Iowa 120,399 74,040 

Kansas 31,046 14,019 

Kentucky 39,569 115,889 

Louisiana 33,263 80,225 

Maine 70,426 42,396 

Maryland 30,438 62,357 

Massachusetts 136,437 59,408 

Michigan 128,550 97,069 

Minnesota 43,542 28,072 

Mississippi (No vote.) 

Missouri 85,671 59,878 

Nebraska 9,729 5,439 

Nevada 6,480 5,218 

New Hampshire 38,191 31,224 

New Jersey 80,121 83,001 

New York 419,883 429,883 

North Carolina 96,226 84,090 

Ohio 280,828 238,700 

Oregon 10,961 11,125 

Pennsylvania 342,280 313,382 

Ehode Island 12,903 6,548 

South Carolina 62,301 45,237 

Tennessee 56,757 26,311 

Texas (No vote.) 



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STATISTICAL. 



VOTE OP EACH STATE OP THE tJNION — CONTINUED. 

Vermont 44,167 

Virginia (No vote.) 

West Virginia 29,025 

Wisconsin 108,857 



12,04& 

20,306 
84,710 



Total 3,012,188 2,703,590 

POPULATION OF INDIANA BY COUNTIES, 1870. 



Adams 11,382 

Allen 43,494 

Bartholomew 21,131 

Benton 5,615 

Blackford 6,272 

Boone 22,593 

Brown 8,681 

Carroll 16,152 

Cass 24,193 

Clarke 24,770 

Clay 19,084 

Clinton 17,330 

Crawford 9,851 

Daviess 16.747 

Dearborn 24,116 

Decatur 19,053 

DeKalb 17,167 

Delaware 19,030 

Dubois 12,597 

Elkhart 26,026 

Fayette 10,476 

Floyd 23,300 

Fountain 16,389 

Franklin 20,223 

Fulton 12,726 

Gibson 17,371 

Grant 18,487 

Greene 19,514 

Hamilton 20,882 

Hancock 15,123 

Harrison 19,913 

Hendricks 20,277 

Henry 22,986 

Howard 15,847 

Huntington 12,036 

Jackson , „... 18,974 

Jasper 0,354 



Madison 22,770 

Marion 71,939 

Marshal 20,211 

Martin 11,103 

Miami 21,052 

Monroe 14,168 

Montgomery , 23,765 

Morgan 17,528 

Newton 5,829 

Noble 20,389 

Ohio 5,837 

Orange 13,497 

Owen 16,137 

Park 18,166 

Perry 14,801 

Pike 13,779 

Porter 13,942 

Posey 19,185 

Pulaski 7,801 

Putnam 21,514 

Randolph 22,862 

Ripley 20,977 

Rush 17,626. 

Scott 7,823 

Shelby 21,892 

Spencer 17,998 

Starke 3,888 

Steuben 12,854 

St. Joseph 25,322 

Sullivan 18,453 

Switzerland 12,134 

Tippecanoe 33,515 

Tipton 11,953 

Union 6,341 

Vanderburg 33,145 

Vermillion ^.^. 10,840 

Vigo 33,549 



STATISTICAL. 121 



POPULATION CF INDIANA BY COTTNTIES — CONTINUED. 

Jay 15,000 Wabash 21,305 

Jefferson 29,741 Warren 10,204 

Jennings 16,218 Warrick 17,053 

Johnson 18,366 Washington 18,495 

Knox 21,562 Wayne 34,048 

Kosciusko 23,531 Wells 13,585 

LaGrange 14,148 White 10,554 

Lake 12,339 Whitley 14,399 

LaPorte 27,062 



Lawrence 14,628 Total 1,680,637 

INDIANA T0\rN3 THAT HAVE 500, OR OVER, INHABITANTS. 

Decatur, Adams county 858 

New Haven, Allen county 912 

Ft. Wayne, Allen county 17,718 

Monroeville, Allen county 630 

Columbus, Bartholomew county 3,359 

Hope, Bartholomew county 765 

Oxford, Benton county 519 

Hartford, Blackford county 878 

Lebanon, Boone county 1,572 

Zionsville, Boone county 956 

Jamestown, Boone county , 603 

Thorntown, Boone county 1,526 

Delphi, Carroll county 1,614 

Browntown, Cass county 903 

Logansport, Cass county 8,950 

West Logan, Cass county 978 

Charleston, Clarke county 2,204 

Jeffersonville, Clarke county 7,254 

Brazil, Clay county 2,186 

Staunton, Clay county 587 

Knightsville, Clay county 1,071 

Harmony, Clay county 597 

Bowling Green, Clay county 606 

Frankfort, Clinton county 1,300 

Leavenworth, Crawford county 567 

Washington, Daviess county 2,901 

Aurora, Dearborn county 3,304 

Cochran, Dearborn county 675 

Lawrenceburg, Dearborn county 3,159 

Moore's Hill, Dearborn county 617 

Waterloo, DeKalb county 1,259 

Auburn, DeKalb county 677 

Muucie, Delaware county 2,992 



122 STATISTICAL. 



INDIANA TOWNS, ETC.— OONTINUDD. 

Jasper, Dubois county 647 

Elkhart, Elkhart county 3.265 

Goshen, Elkhart county 3,133 

Bristol, Elkhart county 681 

Connersville, Fayette county 2,496 

Now Albany, Floyd county 15,396 

Attica, Fountain county 2,273 

Covington, Fountain county 1,888 

Laurel, Franklin county 741 

Rochester, Fulton county 1,528 

Owensville, Gibson county 522 

Princeton, Gibson county 1,847 

Patoka, Gibson county 844 

Marion, Grant county 1,658 

Jonesboro, Grant county 581 

Bloomfield, Green county 656 

Westfield, Hamilton county 608 

Noblesville, Hamilton county 1,435 

Greenfield, Hancock county 1,203 

Corydon, Harrison county 747 

Danville, Hendricks county 1,080 

Plainfield, Hendricks county 795 

Brownsburg, Hendricks county 551 

Middletown, Henry county 711 

Knightstown, Henry county 1,528 

Kokomo, Howard county 2,177 

Roanoke, Huntington county 627 

Brownstown, Jackson county 573 

Seymour, Jackson county 2,372 

Rensselaer, Jasper county 617 

Hanover, Jeflerson county 564 

North Madison, Jefferson county 1,007 

Madison, Jeflerson county 10,709 

North Vernon, Jennings county 1,758 

Vernon, Jennings county 673 

Edinburg, Johnson county 1,799 

Franklin City 2,707 

Vincennes, Knox county 5,440 

Pierceton, Kosciusko county 1,063 

LaGrange, LaGrange county 1,038 

LaPorte, LaPorte county 6,581 

Michigan City, LaPorte county 3,985 

Westville City, LaPor;e county 640 

Mitchell, Lawrence county 1,087 



STATISTICAL. 123 



INDIAKA TOWNS, ETC.— CONTINUED. 

Anderson, Madison county 3,126 

Pendleton, Madiaon county 675 

Bourborn, Marshall county 874 

Plymouth, Marshall county 2,482 

Shoals, Martin county 512 

Loogootee, Martin county 748 

PcxU, Miami county 3,617 

Bloommgton, Monroe county 1,030 

Ladoga, Montgomery county 878 

Crawfordsville, Montgomery county 3,701 

Mooresville, Morgan county 1.229 

Martinsville, Morgan county 1,131 

Kentland, Newton county 802 

Kendallville, Noble county 2,164 

Ligonier, Noble county 1,514 

Rising Sun, Ohiocounty 1,760 

Orleans, Orange county 905 

Paoli, Orange county 628 

Spencer, Owen county 971 

GoBport, Owen county 860 

Kockville, Park county 1,187 

Montezuma, Park, county 624 

Cannelton, Perry county 2,481 

Tell City, Perry county 1,660 

Petersburg, Pike county 923 

Valparaiso, Porter county 2,765 

Mount Vernon, Posey county 2,880 

New Harmony, Posey county 836 

Winnamack, Pulaskicounty 906 

Greencastle, Putnam county 3,227 

Ridgeville, Randolph county 716 

Farmland, Randolph county 532 

Union City, Ra))dolph county 1,439 

"Winchester, Randolph county 1,456 

Versails, Ripley county 500 

Rusbville, Rush county 1,696 

Shelbyville, Shelby county 2,731 

Rockport, Spencer county 1,720 

Angola, Steuben county 1,072 

Mishawaka, St. Joseph county 2,617 

South Eend, St. Joseph county 7,206 

Sullivan, Sullivan county 1,.396 

Lafayette, Tippecanoe county 13,516 

Tipton, Tipton county 892 



124 STATISTICAL. 



INDIANA TOTTNS, ETC. — CONTINXTED. 

Liberty, Union county „ 700 

Evansville, Vanderburgh county 21,830 

Clinton, Vermillion county 564 

Perrysville, Vermillion county 690 

Terre Haute, Vigo county 16,103 

Lagro, Wabash county 519 

Wabash City, Wabash county 2,881 

Williamsport, Warren county 988 

Booneville, Warrick county 1,039 

Newburg, Warrick county 1,464 

Salem, Washington county 1,294 

Centreville, Wayne county 1,077 

East Germantown, Wayne county 636 

Hagerstown, Wayne county 833 

Richmond, Wayne county 9,445 

Milton, Wayne county 823 

BluSlown, Wells county 1,138 

Monticello, Whito county .^,^ „ 887 

Columbia, Whitley county... ..„ „ ». 1,633 



SABBATH SCHOOLS. 



-:o:- 



The first Sabbath School that we have been able to find a 
record of, was established in the year 17G9 in the town of Wy- 
cumbe, England, by a young Methodist lady by the name of 
Hannah Ball. A few years after this another young lady who 
afterwards became the wife of Samuel Bradburn, suggested 
the idea of Sabbath Schools to Robert Rakes. He being a 
man of quick perception and great energy saw at once the ad- 
vantages to be gained by schools of this kind. He immedi- 
ately set to work and organized a school in the city of Glou- 
cester, England, and through his labors and influence other 
cities of that country were induced to establish Sabbath 
Schools and work for the Sunday School interest. 

The first Sabbath School established in the United States 
was organized by Bishop Asbury, in the year 1786, in Hanover 
County, Va., at the house of Mr. Thomas Cranshaw. The pro- 
gress of Sabbath Schools in the United States until about the 
year 1830, was rather slow, as but few of the Christian denom- 
inations up to that time had become interested in the Sunday 
School cause. But one by one, the different organizations of 
Christians have gradually adopted the institution of Sabbath 
Schools, till now, the popular method of all churches for the 
religious training of the young is the Sunday School. Now, in 
every land and nation, where Christian people reside, the 
Sabbath School cause is advancing. 

The organization of Sabbath Schools, 

Kemember one and all, 
Was first established in Wycumbe, 

By Miss Hannah Ball. 

After this Miss Bradburn 

Suggested to Robert Bakes 
To organize a Sabbath School, 

And helped him set the stakes. 

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126 SABBATH SCHOOLS. 



They organized in Gloucester, 

The banner they unfurled, 
The fame and name of which has spread, 

Almost throughout the world. 

The honor due to Robert Rakes, 
Miss Bradburn and Miss Ball. 

Should not be given to Robert Rakes, 
But given to them all. 

For the institution of Sabbath Schools, 

The honor is due Miss Ball. 
To her for lighting up the lamp, 

We give the honor all. 

Miss Bradburn she is worthy of 

Our honor, love, and praise, 
For her suggestions, and her work, 

In keeping up the blaze. 

And to Robert Rakes is due 
The honor of school extension. 

For adding fuel to the light. 
And widening its dimension. 



VALUABLE RECIPES. 



FoT Cleaning Silverware^ and -for Silvering Copper.— OnQ- 
fourth ounce crystal nitrate of silver, one-half ounce cream 
of tartar, one-fourth ounce of common salt; pulverize all to a 
fine powder together, bottle it up and it is ready for use. Ap- 
ply with a woolen rag, wetting the rag so as the powder will 
stick to it. 

For Distemper in Horses. — Ground ginger, two ounces; 
flour of sulphur, two ounces; copperas, two ounces; Spanish 
brown, two ounces; saltpeter, one-half ounce ; mix thoroughly* 
Give a tablespoonful once a day in bran mash. Keep the ani- 
mal warm and dry, with light exercise. 

Whitewash for Out Doors. — ^Take good white unslacked 
lime, one peck; salt, one quart; two pounds Spanish whiting; 
one gallon good flour paste ; first slack the lime in hot water ; 
be sure to put enough on to keep the lime from burning; then 
add while warm the salt and Spanish white, and then the 
paste ; let stand over night. It is better to have it warm while 
applying it. 

For Remomng Pa%nt Prom Crlass^—Baikmg soda and warm 
water. 

Antidote for Poison. — Give sweet oil in large doses. 

For Worms in Children. — Santenine, nine grains; calomel, 
six grains; white sugur, eighteen grains ; mix well ; make in 
six powders for a cbild two years old, and give one before 
each meal for two days ; work off with oil. 

For Removing Crrease Spots From Cloth. — Soda, two 
drachms; borax, one drachm ; dissolve it together in one ounce 
of hot water, then add one ounce of alcohol. Shake it well 
and apply with woolen rag or brush, rubbing briskly. 

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128 VALUABLE RECIPES. 



To Get Rid of Little Ants. — Use salt and water freely 
where they infest. 

Washing Fluid. — Borax, one pound; soda, one pound ; dis- 
solve in two gallons of hot water. Put the clothes in the tub, 
cover them with water containing a half gallon of the fluid, 
and let stand over night. 

For Toothache., Headache., Neuralgia^ and Rheumatic 
Pains. — Make a liniment of the following preparations: 
One ounce of tincture of Amonia, one ounce tincture of cam- 
phor, one ounce oil of organum, one-half ounce oil of cedar, 
one ounce oil of hemlock, and one quart linseed oil ; mix all 
together, put it in a bottle and shake well. Directions for 
using. Apply the liniment freely to th« affected parts, and 
rub and bathe it as often as three or four times daily. For the 
toothaehe, put a little on a piece of cotton, and put it in the 
tooth, and rub it on the jaw of the patient. I have found this 
to be one of the best liniments in use, 

Fo7' Cuts and Bruises 07i Ma7i or Beast. — Take two ounces 
tincture of camphor, two ounces linseed oil, one ounce of tur- 
pentine ; mix all together, and apply to the affected parts. 

For Fielding Beef. — To 100 pounds of beef take one gal- 
lon of salt, three-fourths of a pound of sugar, three ounces 
black pepper ground ; add together, put all in a kettle con- 
taining three gallons of water ; boil slowly, and skim occa- 
sionally. Pack the beef in tight tubs, and cover with the 
brine. 



DIRECTORY 

OF 

HAMILTOI^ COUNTY 

FOR 1874. 



HISTORY 



OF 



HAMILTON COUNTY 



The county of Hamilton was organized in 1823, and was 
named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, vvdio was killed in a 
duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. It is bounded on the north by 
Tipton, east by Madison, south by Hancock and Marion, and 
west by Boone and Clinton counties, and contains 400 square 
miles. There are nine townships in the county, viz.: Nobles- 
ville, Washington, Clay, Delaware, Fall Creek, Wayne, White 
River, Adams and Jackson. The population in 1830 was 1,705, 
in 1840 9,855, and and at the last census, 1870, it was 23,347. 
Of these only 391 were of foreign birth, and 634 were colored. 

The plane of the county is either level or gently undulating^ 
and with very limited exceptions the soil is but seldom surpassed 
in any other part of the State. It is admirably adapted to the 
cultivation of wheat, corn, grass, and all the other products of 
the country. There are along White river a few dry, rich 
prairies, and at the heads of Cicero and Stony Creeks a number 
of wet ones ; but they are mostly small, and when properly 
drained constitute a rich and productive soil. The county, gen- 
erally, is well timbered with good proportions of oak, poplar, 
walnut, sugar, hickory and beech. 

In geological developments and mineral resources the county 



132 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 

as yet is undeveloped. Recently a fine quarry of beautiful 
white stone has been discovered in White River Township, 
which promises, if worked with any enterprise, to furnish a 
splendid building stone for all the future edifices of the sur- 
rounding country. In gravel of the very best quality, the 
whole county is found underlaid with rich beds, such as will af- 
ford cheap facilities for graveling all the roads in it. Several 
hundred miles of fine gravel roads have already been made, and 
the Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago Railroad has obtained the 
chief gravel for the entire southern division of their track from 
pits in this county. 

The beautiful undulating changes of the whole face of the 
country present numerous and attractive localities for home 
building purposes, such as will doubtless some day make the 
rural scenery of this county a perfect garden spot of agricultu- 
ral life and prosperity, such as no other portions of the State 
will excel. The waters of White River abound with a rich va- 
riety of fish, which afford to the sporting portions of the com- 
munity fine opportunities both of pleasure and profit. True, in 
these mod^n days, when almost every one seems to think that 
the chief end of man is to make money, the fishing business is 
not so devoutly followed as in the days of other years. And 
yet, we can not but believe that many would do well yet, as 
they used to say, " to call it a half day," at least now and then, 
" and go a fishing," as the practice when prudently followed 
has in it, even in these modern days, more real life than the 
constant dives which the million are making for gold, gold, 

gold. 

The railroad facilities within the county are, as yet, mainly 

limited to a single line, viz : that of the Indianapolis, Peru & 

Chicago road. In 1850 this great thoroughfare was completed 

to Noblesville, and within a brief period was finished to Peru. 

It has since been continued to Michigan City, with immediate 

connections with Chicago without change of cars. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 1^3 

Under the efficient Presidency of the Hon. David Macy, this 
grand trunk has become one of the leading thoroughfares of the 
State. Running, as it does, from south to north, directly 
through the center of the county, it affords to almost every por- 
tion of it facilities of exportation and importation such as give 
to business men and farmers as prompt a market as the country- 
affords. 

A new east and west road is now being made through the 
county, crossing the Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago R. R. at the 
county seat, which doubtless will, when completed, add no little 
to the intrinsic value of the lands of the county, as well as to 
the business interests of the county seat, also. This new thor- 
oughfare is called ' ' The Anderson, Lebanon & St. Louis Rail- 
road." The citizens -of the county generally are taking a com- 
mendable interest in the making of this road, as they are aware 
it will develope the agricultural resources of the country in such 
directions as must in a few years add largely to the wealth as 
well as to the enterprise of the entire county. The "Bee Line" 
on the eastern border, and the Lafayette Railroad on the west- 
ern, offer very good facilities to those portions of the county. 

It is very apparent to observers that the advancement of the 
general interests of the farming community, throughout this 
part of the State, is rapidly inaugurating an entirely new era in 
the history of its commerce, for the markets of the East are now 
more than ev^er looking to the West, not only for their needed 
supply of flour, grain and bacon, but even the poultry and 
eggs, to say nothing of hundreds of other things, which are so 
abundantly furnished in this part of the West, are in loud de- 
mand among all our eastern cities. Of these articles Hamilton 
county now turns out annually a surplus much larger than many 
suppose. We are not able here to give definite statistics in re- 
gard to the shipments of this county, as they are made from so 
many different points, and through so many various agencies, 



134 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 

that it is almost impossible to get definite information. The 
single article of lumber alone would of itself make an item of 
astonishment, and yet its commerce is but just begun. The 
immense forests, still standing in the pride of past centuries, 
embody an amount of wealth beyond the calculations of even 
the most experienced. Manufactories are not here to consume 
this vast supply of timber, and therefore it must be shipped in 
its rude state to find its markets where it may. 

The lack of manufactories in this rich agricultural region is, 
however, not at all strange, for the chief energies of the citizens 
of the county are directed to that sort of toil necessary to the 
natural' productions of the country. Farming, stock raising, 
trading and commerce demand the services chiefly of the pres 
ent citizenship. The mechanic, it is true, is here, but only in 
limited numbers, and the work which he performs will not, in 
the general way, much more than meet one-tenth of the present 
home demands. Save in a few of our cities, this, indeed, is one 
of the marked characteristics of the whole West ; therefore our 
merchants go East for nearly all their stocks of cloths, calicos 
and other mercantile products, including ready made clothing, 
boots, shoes, hats, caps, etc., and even for the very soap which 
keeps us clean. It is not a matter of wonder, then, with such 
constant and heavy drainages on the cash capital of the West, 
that so many of our people are found murmuring at the scarcity 
of the moneyed circulation. It always has been so, and it always 
will, as long as the chief currents of our financial streams thus 
flow to the markets of the East. 

With the rich soil that Hamilton county possesses, and with 
such superior agricultural advantages as the masses of the citi- 
zens have, they should be largely independent of Eastern monop- 
olies. The misfortune has been that too many have failed to 
realize their own resources and advantages, and consequently 
tliev have often fallen short in essential funds on account of 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 135 

their peculiar penchant for trading, or of their careless wasting 
of time in looking after some petty office, or perhaps of their 
waiting, like Macawber, "for something to turn up," instead of 
going to work with a will and digging gold from the dust of the 
earth, where, after all, it has to come from. 

The present is too much a day of ease among many who 
might work. The iron nerve and daring spirit of the early 
pioneers of the West should certainly be remembered and imi- 
tated by their posterity, for then would the song of their life 
success become the best evidence of their personal independence, 
as well as of their business and agricultural advancement. It is 
true, if we turn our eyes back upon the past, in view of gather- 
ing lessons of practical philosophy from the examples of the 
early pioneers, we will see that 

" Man wants but little here below, 
Nor wants that little long." 

Yet the simple story of their efforts to live, and the pious con- 
tentedness which they have so generally displayed amidst the pri- 
vations and limited resources of their pioneer life, will give us 
many practical ideas in regard to what constitutes real life, such 
as can not but benefit us if we will but remember that 
" History is philosophy teaching by example." 

Through the kindness of a few of the old pioneers who live 
at the county seat, and who still linger in " the sere and yellow 
leaf" of life, who are now honored for their long services as 
well as for their personal integrity, we have gleaned many inter- 
esting facts of the early history of Hamilton county, which we 
wish here to place in permanent form before the public, and 
which we doubt not will be read by the coming posterities with 
the deepest interest. 

In the year 1819, four years before the county was organized, 
John Finch, Solomon Finch and Israel Finch, with Thaddeus 
Baxter and William Bush, with their families, made the first col 



136 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, 

ony in what is now the county of Hamilton. The treaty with 
the Indians, conveying" this portion of the country to the proper 
government of the State, had only taken place the year before, 
and they of course found the regions of the White River a 
universal and unbroken wilderness. They settled a mile or so 
below the present location of Noblesville on or near what was 
then called the "Horse Shoe Prairie." The following spring 
John Finch built a horse mill to grind their corn, making the 
burrs himself out of what is known as "nigger heads." This 
famous mill, built of logs, soon became "the corn meal hope " 
of the whole country down White River for 30 miles, as there 
was no Indianapolis yet. Indian trails were the only thorough- 
fares through the wilderness. All parties who came to this mill 
had to furnish their own running power, and as they paid no 
toll they could well afford this. 

The style of living, as a matter of necessity, was in those 
days simple and plain, and the social intercourse of the few fam- 
ilies of the little colony was wholly of the honest and generous 
stamp. As young and primitive as this community then was, it 
had in it the elements of an advancing civilization, for immedi- 
ate steps were taken to organize among them the institutions of 
civil government. The county being organized in the spring of 
1823, the first court was held in the month of November of that 
same year. 

The meeting of this court constituted an era of great interest 
among the sparse settlements, which were chiefly along White 
River ; and as no county seat had as yet been located, the court 
was ordered to convene at William Conner's farm, some five 
miles below where Noblesville now stands. John D. Stephenson 
had been commissioned by His Excellency, Governor William 
Hendricks, clerk of said court, and John Finch and William C. 
Blackmore had been appointed associate judges. Hon. W. W. 
Wick was the presiding judge of the district, which was termed 
the "Fifth Judicial District of the State." 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 137 

As the burdens of this first court of the county of Hamilton 
were not supposed to be very onerous, the parties concerned, 
including the honorable Court, and James M. Ray, a lawyer 
from Indianapolis, and a number of witnesses, together with a 
few hangers-on, who desired in some way to be counted in the 
judicial crowd, started in a frolicsome sort of style to the impro- 
vised "court house" — which was only a simple log cabin — by 
way of the river. Their canoe was a large one, and to all hu- 
man appearances seemed to be well manned. Besides the men 
in it, it contained a stock of provisions, a lot of blankets, some 
cooking utensils, and a keg of whisky. They had not gone very 
far down the river before they found the boat was getting very 
unsteady. The fault, however, evidently was not in the rough- 
ness of the river, but rather in the extracted contents of that 
keg of whisky. The "boys," as men often called themselves in 
those early times, had all got sort of "wabbly," and the conse- 
quence was the canoe was upset, and they were all spilled out 
into the river. The honorable Court, it is said, made good time 
for the nearest shore. James M. Ray, as he could not swim, 
stuck to the canoe until he was rescued, while one "J. K. Lem- 
ing struck out like a runaway steamboat," after the half-sinking 
and half-floating keg, as he well knew that none of the party 
would dare be so uncharitable as to blame their misfortunes 
upon it. The clerk of the court had his official docket along 
with him, and we are able to affirm, as we have the book now 
before us, that its unceremonious immersion in " the classic wa- 
ters of White River," gives still good and sufficient evidence of 
its Christian character. 

For a while this judicial mishap looked like a serious affair, 
but by prompt effort everything was brought to shore, the canoe 
righted up and baled out, and they were ready again to proceed 
on their journey. A witness along, by the name of Foster, 
who was very bad off with the rheumatism, when he found him- 



138 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 

self head over ears in the water, was terribly frightened lest the 
exposure should prove his death — of course he had to swim or 
drown, and Judge Colburn says, " it was rich to see him lash 
the water into a foam as he paddled ashore, dog-fashion." From 
that day, however, he discovered that his fright and immersion 
had scared the rheumatism from his joints, so that in the future 
he could stand as straight as any other man, as the Judge says, 
" save when he got tight." 

The whole party of course was refreshed with this little epi- 
sode, and when everything had been reorganized, they started 
again on down the river, wiser and perhaps more sober than 
otherwise. Arriving at the court house, viz., the cabin of Mr. 
William Conner, the court was opened in due and legal form. 
The minutes of this court, which we have on our table, we see 
were kept in a style which reflects well on the clerical abilities 
and experience of the clerk. General John D. Stephenson, and 
shows that each officer had received his commission from the 
Governor, and that the court was fully prepared for all legal 
business. 

There were only two or three cases brought before this Court 
during its session of two days, and these were only of minor 
importance. One of them was for selling liquor without license. 
Of course the fellow was properly fined. 

We notice that the jurors got seventy-five cents per day, and 
the associate judges two dollars. The Prosecuting Attorney 
was allowed ^20.00 for the term. 

At a subsequent court held at this same log cabin, Governor 
Jennings visited it on an electioneering tour. He was a candi- 
date for Congress, and finding the Grand Jury out on a log, he 
sent off and got a two gallon jug full of whisky, which was drank 
by the crowd. It is scarcely necessary to say that the Governor 
got all their votes, and was elected. 

Among the distinguished citizens of this early period in the 



-HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNT\ . 139 

history of this county we find the names of William Conner, 
who was the founder of Connersville, in Fayette county, and 
represented that county in the Legislature of 182 1-2, and came 
here a few years later. Wm. Warwick was the first Sheriff of 
the county. Gen. John D. Stephenson, who was born in Lewis 
county, Ky., in 1801, came to this county, or rather to White 
River, in 1822; he and his good wife are still Hving, honored 
relics of the olden times. Judge Jonathan Colburn, who was 
born in Somerset county, Pa., in 1799, came first to White 
River in 1820, in the surveying service, with Major John Hen- 
dricks, the father of our present Governor. Judge Colburn in 
many respects is a remarkable man. He served extensively in 
surveying the sectional boundaries of a number of the eastern 
counties of the State, and came to this county to settle in 1823. 
He assisted in raising the first log cabin which was built in 
Noblesville, in 1824, by Dr. John Finch. He served the county 
as Associate Judge, and afterward as Sheriff In some way or 
other the Judge has been associated with the courts of this 
county ever since. At the present period, 1874, he is still, for 
his age, a vigorous minded, hale old man, having outlived the 
wife of his youth and nearly all of his children ; but, like many 
a worthy relic who has gone before him, he is now blessed with 
a second wife^ and seems 

" As young in years and full of joy, 
As though life was but a happy spring tide." 

H. G. Finch, who was born in New York in 1807, and who 
is the son of John Finch who had settled here in 18 19, might 
almost be said to be "to the manor born." He has witnessed 
every step of the civilization of the country, and while he has 
figured for many years as one of the first business men of the 
county seat, he yet carries about him the energy of an active 
life. 

Dr. John Finch was the first physician who settled in the 
county, but a few brief years carried him to his grave. 



140 HISTORY OF IIAMII.I'ON COUNTY. 

A. J. Lacy \vas the first white child born in tlie count)'. 
Malvina, daughter of Gen. Jolin D. Stephenson, was the first 
female child born in Noblesville, which occurred in the year 
1825. The first male child was a son of Col. F. B. Cogswell, 
who is now Col. IMilton Cogswell of the U. S. Army, and at 
this time is living in Indianapolis. 

The first Sunday school was taught at " Horse Shoe Prairie '" 
as early as 1820 b)- Curtis Mallorey, a Presbyterian. 

The first day school was taught by Miss Sarah b^inch about 
the same time. 

The first baptism administered was in White River, the sub- 
jects being Margaret Finch and Sally Finch, and the first mar- 
riage in the town was performed by 'Squire F. B. Cogswell. 
Mr. Goe and Miss Garrett being the happy contracting parties. 
The first marriage of the settlement, however, was William 
Conner and Flizabeth Chapman. 

Within a year after the organization of the county, the county 
seat was located, and called Noblesville in honor of James Noble, 
United States Senator. The removal of the civil records and 
of the court from the cabin of William Conner, up the river 
five miles, was of course an easy work, and in a little while sev- 
eral cabins were erected, and the town of Noblesville began to 
be known as a place of some business and promise. 

The rich soil and the beautiful plain on which the town was 
located, in a short time drew many families to settle in it, and 
though for many years the Finch's, Conner's and Stephenson's 
were the leading families of the place, the numerous immigra- 
tions soon gave it as well as the county considerable geographi- 
cal importance. As early as 1830 Noblesville had grown to be 
quite a village. It had its courts and civil magistrates, its mer- 
chants, lawyers and doctors, who through the wants of the 
country, the litigations of the courts, and the autumnal miasms 
of the White River bottoms, managed to keep up the usual 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. I4I 

show of civilization, and to furnish a living for all such officials. 
The necessaries of life were of course generally cheap, and they 
dwelt pretty much as one people. 

A year or so after this the Jackson men started up a printing 
office and publi-shed a paper called Tlie Little Western, Lucius 
H. Emmons being the editor. Of course they soon made 
things rather hot around the heads of those on the other side of 
politics, and it was not long until a company was organized and 
another paper was instituted, called the Intelligetuer. Both of 
these newspapers must have had a hard time to live ; but as the 
fight waxed warm between them, one of the .stockholders of 
the hitelligencer, becoming a little tired of being bled so often 
to keep it up, suggested the happy idea that they could kill off 
their Jackson opponents with a great deal more certainty if the}* 
would only run the type of their offices into bullets and use 
their rifles on them. But like all other paper wars the revela- 
tions of coming events taught these rural parties wisdom, and 
they quit the fight for the time being at least, well .satisfied that 
it was a little difficult to attempt to run newspapers with wiiid 
only. The newspaper history of the county generally would 
show that the professioji had been a precarious one throughout, 
for the changes have been numerous both in publishers and ed- 
itors, and in many instances, as it has been also elsewhere, the 
dignity of the Tripod, like the old woman's marriage life, has 
only had a " poor house " finality. 

And yet it will not be denied that in the citizenship of the 
county through all its history, the standard of respectability has 
been quite a substantial one. Whether in the town or county, 
the order of intelligence as well as morality has been almost 
uniformly of the better school, and the consequence has been 
that Hamilton county has always been able to present as fair an 
average of citizenship as any other in the commonwealth. 

George Shirts kept the first hotel ever known in the county. 



142 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 

His wife was a daughter of Solomon Finch, and it was said of 
her that she knew how to bake as nice a corn pone as could be 
ate between Indianapolis and the Wabash. Mr. Shirts erected 
the first frame house ever built in Noblesville. At his "tavern" 
the whole court used to domicile during its session, and Judge 
Wick used to remark that "it was the best corn pone stopping 
place in the Fifth Judicial District." George Shirts died in 
1840. 

Among the physicians of the county, Dr. Raymond W. Clark, 
who is yet in active life as a retired physician and resident of 
Noblesville, has officiated with no ordinary success in many 
cases of human sufiTering. Though now classed among "the 
fathers in materia medica," the doctor is still " dealing out pills " 
to his special friends as if resolved on doing good with all his 
harness on. The doctor has a fine library to which he is still 
deeply devoted. 

Dr. T. T. Butler, who passed away in 1870, had been since 
1832 a practicing physician in the town and county, and to his 
medical skill and kind attentions many no doubt have been in- 
debted for the improvement of their health and the continuation 
of their lives. The personal dignity and high integrity of Dr. 
.Butler had given him a high standing both as a citizen and as a 
Christian gentleman, and when he died, in August, 1870, at the 
age of 65, his death was universally and deeply lamented. 

The farm of Charles Lacy, some three miles below town, has 
been known for many years as one among the best in the county. 
Mr. Lacy was classed as a farmer with the first among the hon- 
est and economical. This memorable example, it may be said, 
still shines. His valuable farm is now the property of his son 
John, who still holds it in cultivation. 

The first office built in the county seat, which was erected for 
the clerk of the county, is yet standing on the southwest cor- 
ner of the public square. It is of brick, and is some fifteen feet 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. I43 

square and one story high. It is said that when they got this 
office room plastered the exhileration of the citizens was so 
great that they celebrated the event with a big Indian dance, 
which, as one tells us, ' ' would have done honor to the best 
days of Davy Crocket." 

When Dr. John Finch died, in 1826 or 7, he was succeeded 
in his practice by Dr. Amos Palmer, who was for many years a 
successful and popular physician, and died about 1848. 

An interesting story is told of the first landlord of Noblesville, 
Mr. George Shirts. Of course the pristine village was without 
a market house, and the good lady of the hotel sometimes was 
a little pushed to supply her table with meat. On one occasion, 
when she had company, she said to her husband, ' ' George, 
what will I do for meat for dinner?" "How long can you 
wait? " he asked. " Why, half an hour," she responded. The 
landlord, who was a shoemaker, threw off his apron and seized 
his rifle, and went out of the village about five hundred yards 
to a big spring toward the river, where in ten minutes he shot 
a nice young buck, and in twenty minutes more he was back 
again with as fine a supply of meat as any market of the world 
could have afforded. 

The bar of Hamilton county has always held a high rank 
among the other bars of the State. It is true but few of the 
members of this bar have ever won much of a State reputation, 
because but few of them ever turned politicians. For the most 
part they have aimed to be lawyers and nothing else. The just 
settlement of judicial difficulties they have known was the legiti- 
mate purpose of their calling, and to this end the most of them 
have devoted both their time and energies. Earl S. Stone is 
now the oldest lawyer at this bar. He is perhaps 60 years of 
age. His peculiar distinction has been as a special pleader, and 
in this role but few lawyers who have plead at this bar have ex- 
celled him. 



144 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Wm. Garver is also growing hoary as a member of this bar. 
He has long maintained the reputation of being an able jurist, 
and b)' his invincible energy he has won a distinguished repu- 
tation. 

Gen. David Moss, as a wheel-horse at the bar, is well known 
through the county and over the State as one of the best law- 
yers in it. Bold, decided and conscientious, his devotion to his 
profession has grown to be a passion, and he figures away with 
assiduous interest in his office as well as in the courts, as if the 
issues of the eternal fates hung upon his efforts. Of course he 
is successful. 

J. W. Evans holds the empire of an intellectual power over 
the courts of the county, and his eloquence in criminal cases is 
said to excel all others. His genial spirit has only to be known 
to be appreciated. 

Thomas Jefferson Kane, a cion of Pennsylvania, stands high 
as the key-stone member of the Hamilton Bar. What he is in 
legal power and forensic abilities has placed him in the front 
ranks of his county as a lawyer, and it is somewhat of a w^onder 
to us that his party has not introduced him in some way to the 
State at large. 

Of our young friends Frank M. Trissall and Richard R. Ste- 
phenson, members of the bar of this county, we might say many 
things both honorable and commendatory. The future of their 
histories however will tell the story much better than our pen, 
and we therefore leave them to their fate with the most compla- 
cent assurances. 

Having said this much of the Bar of the county, we would be 
pleased if we had any proper data to speak as freely and as lib- 
erally of the ministry of the county, but our information in re- 
gard to the first preachers is limited, and might be termed even 
excedingly indefinite. 

Rev. James Scott, a Methodist circuit rider, was the first 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. I45 

preacher of the gospel, who, in the year 1822-3, under any cir- 
cumstances, held forth among the denizens of the wilderness in 
these parts. He was followed by Jesse Haile in 1823-4, and 
by John Miller in 1824-5. The Baptists were the first denomi- 
nation to preach salvation to the people along up White River, 
but who the preachers were among the Baptists, save Elder Mar- 
tin, seems not to be remembered, even among the oldest inhab- 
itants. This fact is perhaps not a strange one, for the pioneer 
preacher who passed through the early settlements preaching 
"a free gospel," it seems soon passes out of mind everywhere, 
and those only appear to be remembered who have come among 
us when the foundations of the churches have been laid, and 
the salaries have been brought up to a reputable standard. 
Doubtless many interesting stories might be told of the self-sac- 
rificing men of all churches who visited the pioneers in their 
humble cabins, and told them the simple story of the cross with 
the eloquence of a primitive sincerity. The spirit of these 
grand old itinerant ministers often carried with it the po\\er of 
the day of Pentecost, and what they did and said would be trea- 
sured up as the sacred relics of the better days of an apostolic 
evangelism. 

In giving a history of so rich and prosperous a county as this 
of Hamilton, it would be out of place not to name its court 
house and jail. They may both be classed with the venerable 
of the olden years. The latter now stands under consideration 
as being unfit for any human purpose, while the former, like 
"the ruins of Palmyra," makes one feel melancholy even to look 
upon it. The gentlemanly county officers who at present still 
occupy it deserve a better official domicile, and we are glad to 
learn that the county commissioners are moving to erect such 
edifices as will reflect appropriately on the wealth and well- 
known liberality of the county. 

The Ledger is at present the only organ of the county, and as 
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4.6 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 

it is edited with ability and faithfulness, it should receive a large 
county patronage. 

If space had been allowed we could and would have noticed 
many other things, and paid a tribute to many other citizens of 
the county whose talents and enterprise deserve the public re- 
spect. 

What our own fathers have done in the common walks of our 
advancing civilization is often treated as commonplace, if it is 
not wholly forgotten. But few men make any record of it, and 
if any of it ever goes into history it is only in broken frag- 
ments, or in very indefinite if not apocryphal installments. 

The history of the first settlements of the west has as much 
living interest in it, if it could only be gathered up, as that of 
any other people, either ancient or modern. 

Even the cabin history of our churches, our courts, our 
schools, and of thousands of our men and women who were 
born in them, would be read in the coming years with an inter- 
est which no romance could excel. 

The stories of such life might be simple, but the narratives, 
if properly told, would flash with native sparks from the fires of 
the higher attributes of humanity, and it would be seen that our 
race can develop themselves in as true a civilization in the 
humble life of the cabin as in the marble halls of wealth and 
pride and ostentatious greatness. 



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CENSUS EXHIBIT 



OF 



HAMILTON COUNTY 



POPULATION. 

i8jo 184.0 18^0 i860 1 870 

1705 9'855 13,554 18,703 23,347 

Colored 188 375 634 

POPULATION BY TOWNSHIPS. 

18^0 i860 i8yo 

Adams 861 1523 2178 

Clay 1106 1161 1413 

Delaware 867 1267 1434 

Fall Creek 1249 1341 1530 

Jackson Township 1800 2838 3724 

Cicero 278 422 

Noblesville Township .... 2308 3669 3568 

Noblesville 664 1115 1435 

Washington Township .... 2055 2925 3590 

Westfield 206 608 608 

Wayne 955 1426 1398 

White River 1492 1760 2047 



148 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 



Being the central township of the count}' and the seat of jus- 
tice — Noblesvillc being in its centre — it is prominent among the 
other townships of the county in many respects. The residence 
of many of the most distinguished citizens, and the chief place 
of business as well as of judicial decisions, as might be ex- 
pected, as a township, it is in the best state of cultivation, and 
contains many of the best residences, and also the largest man- 
ufactories of any township in the county. 

It is the old age home of a few of the early settlers, of whom 
we have spoken in the history of the county. More than the 
half of a century ago they saw the Aborigines of the land as 
they retired before the footsteps of the white man's civilization, 
and they lived to see nearly all of their comrades put away in 
the grave. From decade to decade the township has grown in 
agricultural resources and beauty, while its chief town of 
Noblesvillc has gradually advanced in commercial and manufac- 
turing importance until it is now a well built up and beautiful 
locality. 

In county enterprise, however, it would be doing injustice to 
the facts in the case to say that they had kept pace with the 
rapid movements of the age. The county is rich, but their 
court house and jail are poor, and in justice should have been 
" put on the township" years ago. Why they have been so 
slow in their improvements the present deponent knoweth not, 
but if he was left to guess he would say that the County Com- 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. I49 

missioners have been afraid of their fine farms, or they would 
long since have made the necessary expenditures and left the 
issues to future generations. We believe that a new court 
house has been determined upon, and therefore we will not 
draw the pictures of the present county edifices, albeit they 
would furnish fine antiquated adornments for the People's Guide. 

Two and a half miles east of Noblesville the fine merchant 
mills of G. S. Mayfield are to be seen. 

The mills of Dill & Kessner, i ^ miles southeast of Nobles- 
ville, are also prominent. 

Four and a half miles north of Noblesville the Conner Mills 
are located. The buildings are large and five stories high, and 
are now owned by Evans & Clark. 

The woolen mills of Sinnett & Harper, and the saw mill also 
in the same locality, are fine improvements. The mill race 
affording water to these mills was cut through solid rock at a 
great outlay. 

There is a splendid flouring mill in the town of Noblesville, 
and a very well conducted planing mill immediately opposite 
the depot. 

STATISTICAL HISTORY. 

Emanuel's Church, Evangelical Association ; James Wales, 
pastor; membership, 139; church property, ^4500; Sunday 
school, 70 ; Wm. Lebo, superintendent. 

M. E. Church ; Rev. V. M. Beamer, pastor ; members, 200 ; 
property, $8000 ; Sunday school, M. W. Essington, superin- 
tendent ; scholars, 236. 

Baptist Church (colored) ; Rev. Benjamin Gardner, D. D., 
pastor; membership, 29; property, ^looo; Sunday school, 
Henry Johnson, superintendent; scholars, 45. 

Antioch Church ; 3 miles northwest of Noblesville ; Rev. 
Wm. White, pastor ; members, 30 ; Sunday school, James Den- 
nis, superintendent ; scholars, 75. 



150 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Wesleyan M. Church ; 5 miles southwest of Noblesville ; 
Rev. West, pastor; members, 30; property, i^iooo; Sun- 
day school, 30 scholars. 

Chicago M. E. Church ; 3 miles northwest of Noblesville ; 
Rev. Wm. Blake, pastor; property, ;^I500; Sunday school, 
Wm. Vert, superintendent ; scholars, 50. 

Friends' Meeting House ; East Branch, 7 miles southwest of 
Noblesville ; members, 127 ; property, ;^50O ; Sunday school, 
65 scholars ; Daniel Curry, superintendent. 

Christian Chapel ; 4^ miles southwest of Noblesville ; Rev. 
C. W. Axline, Rev. H. Wright, pastors ; members, yy ; prop- 
erty, ;^i 100; Sunday school, Frank Schryock, superintendent; 
scholars, 39. 

Presbyterian Church ; Rev. John D. Craig, pastor ; members, 
44 ; church property, ^4000 ; Sabbath school, S. N. Cochran, 
superintendent ; scholars, average, 70. 

Stony Creek Grange, No. 629 ; members, 60 ; G. W. Wheeler, 
Master. 

Baton Rouge Grange, No. iioi ; members, 29; J. W. Ap- 
plegate, Master. 

Franklin Grange, No. 1007 ; members, 30 ; W. T. Wheeler, 
Master. 

Lonely Grange, No. 860 ; members, 35 ; P. S. Wheeler, 
Master. 

Jackson Grange, No. 869 ; members, 38 ; Enos Davis, Mas- 
ter. 

Noblesville Lodge, No. 57, A. F. and A. M.; W. J. Holland, 
W. M.; members, 75 ; property, ;^2500. 

Noblesville Lodge, No. 125, I. O. O. F.; members, 108; 
property, $3000. 

Population of Noblesville, 1435. 

Township vote 1872 — Rep., 617 ; Dem., 251 ; total, 868. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. I5I 

Number of school houses in the township, 13; all frame. 
Total estimated value of school property, $8,goo, outside of 
corporation of Noblesville, where they have a school property 
valued at ;$27,300. Special school tax on each ;^ioo: township 
20 cents, corporation 25 cents. Poll 25 cents in township, in 
corporation 50 cents. Total estimated special school tax, town- 
ship, ;^ 1,400. 00; in town of Noblesville, $1,360.00. Number of 
volumes in township library, 500. Number of private schools, 3. 
Total enumeration of children between the ages of 6 and 21 
years, 750 in township, and 617 in corporation. Number of 
pupils admitted into the schools, 542 in township, and 506 in 
Noblesville. Number of districts in which schools were taught, 
14. Average length of school in days, 90 in township, and 
190 in town of Noblesville. Total number of teachers em- 
ployed, in country, 14, in town, 9. Average daily compensa- 
tion of teachers: Primary, ;^2.i2; high school, males, $5.00; 
females, ;^3. 12. 

DIRECTORY OF NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 

Austin, I. B.; druggist; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1844; set- 
tled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

ALLISON, A. J.; hardware, cutlery, stoves and building ma- 
terial; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 
1845. Rep. Protestant, 

Allison, George W. ; in hardware store ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1845. 

Applegate, John ; resident farmer ; Noblesville. Born in N. J. 
1813; settled in H. C. 1829. 

ANSHUTZ, JOHN ; brick mason and plasterer ; Noblesville. 
Born in Pa. 18 12; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Evang. 

Ackles, Marion; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Methodist. 



152 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Alaxander, Mrs. Lou.; milliner and dress maker ; Noblesville. 
Methodist. 

Applegate, Daniel; blacksmith; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1833. Indpt. Methodist. 

ALLISON, J. T.; flour and feed store ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1803; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep- Methodist. 

Applegate, F. M.; firm of Applegate & Dale, blacksmiths; 
Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1839. ^em. Methodist. 

AUSTIN, E. P.; physician; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Christian. 

ANDERSON, T.; toll-gate keeper; i^; m w Noblesville. Born 
in Ohio 1816; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Indpt. 

Applegate, T. J.; farmer; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1829; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Abney, Eli ; farmer; 3I m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1849. ^^P- U. Brethren. 

Askin, Jacob ; blacksmith ; 4I m n Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Methodist. 



Boyd, Thos. E.; Deputy Recorder; Noblesville. Born in Ird. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Boyd, John W.; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 18 = 2. 
Rep. Protestant. 

BUTLER, JOHNH.; general merchandise; Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 1855. 

BURKE, JOHN ; Justice of the Peace ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ky. 1814; settled in H. C. 1826. Rep. Christian. 

Booth, Isaac; watchmaker and jeweler; Noblesville. Born in 
N. C. 1837; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 153 



Booth, A. D.; physician; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Burnaw, W. S.; farmer; 4 m n e Koblesville. Born in Ohio 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1858. 

Boren, Benjamin ; farmer ; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Christian. 

Brown, Wm.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1820; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

Beal, J. W.; farmer; 3^ m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Beal, A.; farmer; 3^ m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Bartholomew, W. H. H.; farmer; 4 m s w Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1842; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Christian. 

Burck, D. M.; farmer; 5 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1847; Rep. Christian. 

Bowman, G. A.; farmer; 2ms Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1826; settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Protestant. 

Burroughs, A.; farmer; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1832. Rep. Christian. 

Buckles, C. C; brick-mason; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1841; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Indpt. 

Burk, George; blacksmith; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852; 
Rep. Protestant. 

Bauchert, Jacob; hardware; Noblesville, Born in Pa. 18 18; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Methodist. 

Bachman, F. M.; grocer; Noblesville. Born in Germany 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1868. 

Baltson, Robert M. ; carpenter ; Noblesville. Born in Ky, 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Christian. 



154 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Becket, J. W.; cooper; Noblesvillc. Born in H. C. 1824. 
Rep. Methodist. 

BOYER, J. E.; stock dealer, sewing-machine agent, and far- 
mer; Noblesville. Born in Md. 1831; settled in H. C. 
1835. Rep. Christian. 

Barroughs, James; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1834. 
Christian. 

Bordammer, Henry ; farmer ; 1 5^ m s e Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1835; settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Lutheran. 

BODENHAMER, WM.; firm of Bodenhamer & Taylor, pro- 
prietors and editors of the Noblesville Ledger ; Noblesville. 
Born in Md. 1828; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Prot. 

BELLMAN, CHAS.; plasterer; Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Brown, D. R.; stock broker; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1822. 
Republican, 

Bare, Peter; cabinet maker; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1847. 

BONEBRAKE GEORGE H.; firm of Locke & Bonebrake, 
Bankers; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 
1839. Republican. 

Baker, N. H.; book-keeper in bank; Noblesville. Born in Ind, 
1839; settled in H. C. 1839. Republican. 

BAKER, A. B.; firm of Vestal & Baker, druggists; Nobles- 
ville. Born in H. C. 1846. Rep, Protestant. 

Boren, E.; farmer; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1837 » 
settled in H. C. 1855. 

Burk, S. J.; farmer; 2^ m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1832. Rep. 



I NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 155 

Burk, Wm.; farmer; 2 3^ m s e Noblesville. Born in Ky. 1803; 
settled in H, C. 1827. Indpt. Christian. 

BETTS, A. G.; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1851. 

Brooks, Eli ; farmer ; 3 1^ m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. 

Burgess, Oliver ; farmer ; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1812; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Bartholomew, Francis ; farmer ; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1844; settled in H. C. 1862. 

Bragg, J. M.; brick moulder; ^ m w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Brown, J. W.; hotel keeper and farmer; Noblesville. Born 
in Va. 1809; settled in H. C. i860. 

BOCK, D. J.; dealer in poultry and produce ; Noblesville. Born 
in Pa. 1812; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Evangelical. 

Barks, E.; cabinet maker; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 185 i. Dem. Christian. 

BAKER, A. M.; telegraph and railroad agent; Noblesville. 
Born in N. Y. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Baughman, F. W. ; confectionery and bakery ; Noblesville. 
Born in Germany 1834; settled in H. C. 1862. 

Baker, J. M.; teacher and farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Protestant. 

Boren, P. A.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Bacham, Robert; carpenter; Noblesville. 

BRAGG, W. T.; farmer; i/^ m n w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1844. Methodist. 



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HAMILTON COUNTY. 




CAREY, H. 
C. 1850. 


W.; 


farmer ; 4 m n \v Noblesville. 


Bern in H. 



Cloud, I.; farmer; i^ m s w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1839. 

Cloud, John ; farmer ; i m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1830. 

Cook, W. H.; farmer; y^ mw Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1841. 

Carey, J.; farmer; 2 m w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Lib. Protestant. 

Cruzan, Jacob ; farmer ; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1822; settled in H. C. 1828. Dem. Protestant. 

Caylor, Michael ; farmer ; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1813; settled in H. C. 1851. • 

Caylor, Abraham; farmer; 2)^ m n e Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1845; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Dunkard. 

Carlin, J. T.; firm of Carlin & Toll, plasterers; Noblesville. 

Cook, I.; shoemaker; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1817; settled 
in H. C. 1840. Dem. Protestant. 

Craycraft, Daniel ; firm of Craycraft & Ward, variety store ; No- 
blesville. Born in Ind. 1836; settled in H. C. 1867. 

Cottingham, J. J.; physician and surgeon; Noblesville. Born 
in Del. 1823; settled in H. C. 1824. Indpt. Methodist. 

CARR, HENRY; shoemaker; Noblesville. Born in Germa- 
ny 1843; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Lutheran. 

Caylor, H. M.; lumber dealer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1841; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Caylor, A. P.; cooper; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1851. 
Rep. Protestant. 



' NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 1 57 

Conrad, S. H.; miller; Noblesville. Born in Md. 1829; set- 
tled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

■CRAIG, S. C; firm of McMahan & Craig, pump makers; 
Noblesville. Born in Tenn. 1848; settled in H. C. 1868. 
Republican. 

Cottingham, Mrs. C- A.; milliner and dressmaker; Noblesville, 
Born in H, C. 1837. 

Caylor, S. H.; farmer and carpenter; 3i<( m n e Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1840; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. 

CAREY, DAVID ; firm of T. E. & D. Carey, manufacturers 
of flour and feed, proprietors of Carey Mills; Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1832; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Friend. 

CAREY, T. E.; firm of T. E. & D. Carey, manufacturers of 
flour and feed, proprietors of Carey Mills; Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1864. 

Cooper, M.; plasterer; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1851; set- 
tled in H. C. 1852. 
[ 
Crull, Wm.; retired farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1822 ; 

settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Protestant 

Cook, Levi; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Caylor, J. H.; farmer; 2 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1827; settled in H. C. 1851. Indpt. Dunkard. 

CLOUD, J. M.; farmer; 1% m s w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1S45. Dem. Allbright. 

Cottingham, J. C; farmer; ^ m n Noblesville. Born in H.C. 
1839. I^ep. Protestant. 

Cottingham, W. H.; farmer; li m n Noblesville. Born in Ky.. 
1825; settled in H. C. 1834. Indpt. 



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COTTINGHAM, HENRY A.; attorney and farmer ; Nobles- 
ville ; lives i m n e Nob'esville. Born in Ind. 1833; set- 
tled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 

Cochran, Samuel W.; dep't clerk of Hamilton county. Born in 
Pa. 1822; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Craig, John S.; minister and fiirmer ; Noblesville. Born 1S14; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Presbyterian. 

CLARK, J. J.; dealer in dry goods, notions, carpets and wall 
paper; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1828; settled in H. C. 
1854. Rep. Universalist. 

Cary, Stephen, Jr.; dry goods clerk; Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

CARLIN, W. D. ; dealer in agricultural implements ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Pa. 1814; settled in H. C. 1825. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Cottingham, S. D.; firm of Cottingham & Pfaff, livery, feed and 
sale stables ; Noblesville ; stable on Railroad street. Born 
in H. C. 1826. 

Crolly, Jeremiah ; carriage smith ; Noblesville. Born in N. Y. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Catholic. 

COLBORN, JONATHAN; resident farmer; Noblesville. Born 
in Pa. 1799; settled in H. C. 1823. Rep. Methodist. 

Colclazier, John ; harness maker ; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1873. 

CRAWFORD, C; drayman; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 18 iS; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Methodist. 

CLARK, H. W.; physician ; Noblesville. Born in West Va. 
1803 ; settled in H. C. 1826. Rep. Protestant. 

Cook, Isaac; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1792; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 159 

Carey, Stephen ; farmer; 3 m w Noblesville, Born in Pa. 1797; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Indpt. 

Chesman, George; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1819; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

Crosley, W. H.; farmer ; 3I m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1843. Dem. Protestant. 

Carey, Henry ; farmer ; 2 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1838. 

Clifford, Wm.; farmer; 2^ m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1870. 

Carson, David ; farmer ; i m s e Noblesville. Born in Va. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1861. Dem. 

Christian, Frank; farmer; 2^^ m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1852. 

Caylor, R.; farmer; 2 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Dem. 



Deeds, J. W.; variety store; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Indpt. Universalist. 

Davidson, R. H.; hats, caps, boots and shoes; Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1828. Rep. Protestant. 

DEPUTY, A. C; dentist; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Methodist. 

Davis, John W. ; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1848. 
Rep. Friend. 

DAWSON, JOHN H.; cooper; Noblesville. Born in 1854; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

DeMoss, Charles H.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1869. 



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Dunn, N. F.; ex-Treasurer; Noblesvillc. Born in Ky. 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

DURFLINGER, J. W.; contractor and builder ; Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1849. Dem. 

Deck, II. G.; meat store; Noblesville. Born in Ky. 1850; set. 
tied in H. C. 1863. 

Davis, Frank; engineer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Dale, I. T. ; blacksmith, firm of Applegate & Dale; Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. Methodist. 

Davis, A. C; farmer; 3 m s w Noblesville. liorn in N. C. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1838. 

Dehart, John; farmer; 4^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1823; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Protestant. 

Davenport, Mrs.; 3 m n w Noblesvile. 

Davis, David ; farmer ; 4 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Dreher, M.; farmer; 2 m s w Noblesville. Born in Germany 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1855. 

Davis, W. D.; farmer; 6^ m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1835. 

Davis, C. R.; farmer; 4}4 ni s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Protestant. 

DAVIS, ENOS; farmer; 4 m w Noblesvillc. Pmm-ii in N. C. 
182 1 ; settled in II. C. 1832. Rep. Materialist. 

Dill, Henry; mill, firm of Dill & Kepner ; Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1867. Methodist. 

DeMOSS, JACKSON; farmer; sH m n w Noblesville. Born 
in II. C. 1847. Indpt. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP, l6l 

DcMoss, John ; farmer ; 41^ m n vv Noblesvillc. Born in Ky. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1834. Indpt. 

DcMoss, J. W.; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblcsville. Born in Ky. 
1828; settled in II. C. 1834. Dem. Christian. 

DcMoss, T. A.; farmer; 5 m n w Noblesvillc. Born in Ky. 
1801 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Protestant. 

DcMoss, G. T. ; farmer; 5 m n w Noblesvillc. Born in II. C. 
185 1. Dem. Christian. 

Davis, M. B.; farmer ; 3 m n w Noblesvillc. Born in Ind. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1844. 

Davis, B. J.; farmer; 3 m n Noblesvillc. Born in Pa. 1809; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Christian. 

Davis, T. H.; farmer; 31^ m n w Noblesvillc. Born in H. C. 
1842. 

Dill, B. ¥.; cooper and minister ; Noblcsville, Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Evangelical Association. 



ESSINGTON, MARION W.; clerk of Hamilton county ; No- 
blesvillc. Born in H. C. 1841. Rep. Methodist. 

EVANS, J. W.; attorney; firm of Evans & Stevenson; Noblcs- 
ville. Born in Ky. 1832; settled in rl. C. 1846. 

EVANS, A. G.; dealer in dry goods; firm of Evans & McCole ; 
Noblcsville. Born in Ind. 1845; settled in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Indpt. 

EMMONS, J. D.; butcher; firm of Dobbins & Emmons ; No- 
blesvillc. Born in H. C. 1850. Dem. Christian. 

Edwards, John S.; sheriff; Noblesvillc. Born in Pa. 1824; set- 
tled in H. C. 1847. I'^ep. Methodist. 

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ELLIS, JOHN A.; barber; firm of Gustin & Ellis; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. 
United Brethren. 

EVANS, J. L.; manufacturer of flour and dealer in flour and 
grain ; firm of Evans & Son ; Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1825; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Christian. 

EVANS, A. T.; firm of Evans & Son ; Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1850. RepubHcan. 

Evans, W. N. ; merchant ; firm of Evans & Loftin ; Noblesville. 
Born in Ky. 1827; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Protest. 

Essington, J. G. ; tinner; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Ellingwood, J. W.; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1851. 

Essington, W. M.; farmer; i^ m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Edwards, E. ; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1852. 

Edwards, S.; farmer; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Rep. Protestant. 



FINCH, H. G.; resident farmer; Noblesville. Born in Gen- 
nesse county, N. Y. 1807; settled in H. C. 1819. The 
oldest settler in the county. Indpt. Methodist. 

Fisher, James K.; grocery clerk; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Protestant. 

FISHER, J. H,; saw mill and lumber dealer; firm of Wheeler, 
Fisher & Co.; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1829; settled in 
H. C. 1852. Rep. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 1 63 

Fisher, Allen; brick maker; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Rep. Independent. 

Ferrall, J. K.; grocery; Noblesville. Born in Ireland 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Indpt. Catholic. 

FOLAND, EMMA; milliner and dress maker; Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1843. Christian. 

Fisher, Daniel; grocer; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 18 18; set- 
tled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 

Fisher, N. F. ; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1845 5 settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant, 

Fennel, Henry ; farmer ; 3 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ger- 
many 1832; settled in H. C. 1849. 

Fleming, W. F.; farmer; 3)^ m sw Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1840. Dem. Christian. 

FORRER, J. H.; farmer; 31^ m s e Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1840; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Christian. 

Field, Hugh; farmer; P. O., Noblesville; 2^ m s e Deming. 
Born in N. C. 1852; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Fox, G. W.; farmer; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Indpt. Christian. 



George, Wm.; farmer; 2^ m s e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C. 1839. Lib. Rep. 

Gascho, C. ; farmer; ^ me Noblesville. Born in Pa, 18 18; 
settled in H. C. 1864. 

Gascho, J. B.; farmer; ^ m e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1864. 

Gascho, E.; farmer; i m e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1850. 



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Gascho, C. B. ; farmer ; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1 843 ; settled 
in H. C. 1854. Dunkard. 

Glaser, Peter ; farmer ; 4 m n Noblesville ; P. O., Cicero. Born 
in Hesse Darmstadt 1827; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. 
Lutheran. 

Gosho, S. K.; farmer; 3)^ miles n e Noblesville. Born in Pa.* 
1845; settled in H. C. 1847. Dunkard. 

GRANGER, L. N.; farmer and stock broker ; 2 m n Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ohio 1822; settled in H. C. 1827. Rep. 
Christian. 

Griffen, Wm.; farmer; 35^ m n Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

GRAY, JOSEPH R.; attorney; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1830. Rep. Protestant. 

GARVER, WM.; attorney ; firm of Carver & Losey ; Nobles" 
ville. Born in Ohio 1816; settled in H. C. 1841. 

GRAHAM, J. K.; attorney ; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1843 ; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Liberal. 

GRAHAM, WM. B.; physician and druggist; firm of Graham 
& Pontious ; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1835 ; settled in H. 
C. 1 86 1. Rep. Methodist. 

GIGER, AARON ; manufacturer of sash, doors and blinds ,' 
firm of Williams, Giger & Durfee. Born in Pa. 1832 ; set- 
tled in H. C. about 1838. 

Goe, R. C; cabinet maker; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1844. 

Lidpt. 

GIBBONS, G. W.; broom manufacturer and toll-gate keeper; 
y^ va n Noblesville. Born in Qhio 1829 ; settled in H. C. 
1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Glenn, A. W. ; resident farmer ; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1863. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP, l6^ 

Geiger, Daniel; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1838. 

GERWIG, HENRY; carpenter and builder; firm of Johnson 
ScGerwig; Noblesville. Born in Germany 1834; settled 
in H. C. 1859. Indpt. Lutheran. 

Gray, J. M.; physician, surgeon and druggist; Noblesville 
Born in Ind. 

Graham, Robert; attorney; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1847 
settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

Galloway, J. J.; physician; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1852. 

Guy, A.; saddler and harness maker; Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1845. Indpt. Protestant. 

Granger, John ; sewing machine agent ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. Methodist. 

GENTRY, JAMES T.; livery and sale stable; Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1840. 

Geger, G. W. ; farmer; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Gunyon, Absalom; butcher; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1828. Dem. Protestant. 

Galloway, J.; brick mason; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1854. 

Gustin, E. B. ; firm of Gustin & Ellis ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1842 ; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. 

Green, Benjamin ; farmer ; 3 ^ m w Noblesville. Born in Va. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Christian. 

George, H. C. ; farmer; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. Protestant. 

GEORGE, J. L.; farmer; 2J m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1829; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Orthodox. 



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Gascho, K. K.; farmer; 2|- m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1858. 

George, James ; farmer ; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in Va. 
181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1839. Lib. Rep. Universalist. 

George, Newton ; farmer ; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1852. Lib. Rep. 

Gigger, Jacob; farmer; 3 m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Christian. 



Hatfield, E.; brick layer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1842. 

Hogshire, Sam. H.; merchant; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 1832. Dem. Christian, 

Haines, Dr.; physician and surgeon; Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1812; settled in H. C. 1837. Indpt. Freethinker. 

Holland, O. S.; cooper; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1837; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Henderson, Mrs. ; dress making ; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1826; settled in H. C. 1846. 

Housholder, F. M. ; attorney and town clerk ; Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio, 1842; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. U. 
Brethren. 

Hein, Dan. B. ; blacksmith; firm of Applegate & Hein ; No- 
blesville. Born in H. C. 1847. 

Hass, Jonathan; laborer; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1837; set- 
tled in H. C. 1874. 

Huntzinger, John ; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1845. 
Rep. Baptist, 

HALL, E. K.; Auditor of county ; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1833; settled in H, C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 1 6/ 

HATFIELD, BENJAMIN ; brick mason ; Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Hawkins, George; merchant ; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

Holfenbach, George L. ; barber ; Noblesville. Born in Bavaria 
1830; settled in H. C. 1854. 

Haynes, Thomas ; grocery man ; Noblesville. Born in N. Y. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Hare, E. M.; wagon maker; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1853, 

Hare, J. H.; blacksmith; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1851. 
Republican. 

HARE, W. W.; blacksmith; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1855. Republican. 

HAWKINS, FRANK A.; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Hunt, Wm.; carpenter; 3^ m w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Free Thinker. 

HUNT, WALTER; farmer; 31^ m w Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1855. 

Hurlock, J.; farmer; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1837; 
Rep. 

Hunt, Robert ; farmer ; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1847. Rep. Christian. 

Humbles, J.; farmer; 3^ m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1845. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Herin, F. ; farmer; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. i860. 

Hurlock, Miss Emma. 

Heiny, Wm.; farmer ; ^ m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1851 



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Haverstick, Christian ; farmer ; 2|- m e Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1795; settled in H. C. 186-. Methodist. 

HARPER, S.; woolen factory; 4J m n Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1829; settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Protestant. 

Horney, Charles ; farmer ; 1 5^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Hill, Joel ; farmer ; 4^ m s w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1850 ; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Protestant. 

HOARD, J. M.; farmer; i ^ m s w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1850; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Baptist. 

Haynes, F. N.; farmer; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Protestant. 

HAINES, L. A.; farmer and carpenter; P. O. Carmel ; /ms w 
Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1826; settled in H. C. 1835. 
Rep. Friend. 

Hed, James ; farmer ; 4)^ m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 

1843; settled in H. C. 1 86-. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist- 
Hawkins, E.; farmer; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1846. 

Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Hawkins, A.; teacher; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Haverstick, A. G.; farmer; 2| m e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1820; settled in H. C i860. Dem. Protestant. 

Hartley, Amos ; farmer ; 4J m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
18 12 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Heley, W. H.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1858. 

Hubbard, J. T.; farmer ; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1852 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Republican. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 169 

Hiatt, Eli; farmer and carpenter; 2^ m n w Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. Friend. 

Haworth, Daniel; farmer; 2ms Darning; P. O., Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 18 17; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

HAWORTH, J. M.; farmer ; 2 m s e Deming ; P. O., Nobles- 
ville. Born in H. C. 1843. Rep. Friend, 

Haworth, G. L.; farmer; 2)^ m s e Deming; P.O., Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1821 ; settled in H. C. 1835. ^^P- Friend. 

Hare, Daniel ; farmer ; 3 m n Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1850, 
Rep. Christian, 

Hinzman, Christian ; farmer ; 3 m n Noblesville, Born in Ger- 
many 1834; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Lutheran. 

Hinzman, John ; farmer ; 3 m n Noblesville. Born in Germany 
1824; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Lutheran. 

Hoover, F. M.; farmer; 3 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1854. Christian. 

Haris, Stephen ; farmer ; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in Va. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Huxholt, H. W.; farmer; 3^ m n Noblesville. Born in Ger- 
many 1846; settled in H. C. 1870, 

Harman, J,; farmer; 2^ m n w Noblesville, Born in Mo. 
1840; settled in H, C. 1866. Rep, Wesleyan Methodist. 

Husted, B, F.; farmer; 43^ m n Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1842; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep, Protestant, 

HARE, W, ; carriage and buggy manufacturer ; firm of Hare & 
Heylmann ; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1825; settled in 
H. C. 1836, 

Heylmann, J. George ; carriage and buggy manufacturer ; firm 
of Hare & Heylmann; Noblesville. Born in Prussia 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1857. 



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HARRIS, JOHN R.; cooper; Noblesville. Bom in N. C. 
1843; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Hare, G. W.; chair manufacturer, carpenter and joiner; No- 
blesville. Born in Ohio 1824; settled in H. C. 1829. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Hare, Harry ; scroll sawyer ; Noblesville. 

Hall, R. J.; stationer and book seller; Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1835. Rep. Protestant. 

HOLDCRAFT, ROBERT; plasterer; Noblesville. Born in 
N. J. 1 831; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Christian. 

Holland, J. W.; cooper; Noblesville. Born in Md. 1827; set- 
tled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Methodist. 

Henderson, P. C; City Marshall; Noblesville. Born in 1821 ; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

HARRIS, STEPHEN ; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in Va. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Baptist. 

HALL, G. W.; saw miller; 2mseCicero. Born in Ohio 1856; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Protestant. 

Horney, A. G. ; farmer ; 3J m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

HI ATT, NATHAN ; carpenter ; 3I m n w Noblesville. Born 
in H. C. 1837. Rep- Friend. 

Heiss, Wm.; farmer ; 3 m n w Noblesville. Born in Pa. 181 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1864. 

Hiatt, Lewis ; farmer ; 3 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1837. Indpt. Friend. 



Jones, J. C; clerk for Swain; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Presbyterian. 



' NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. I/I 

Job, J. T.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1835; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. 

JOHNSON, W. F. ; carpenter and builder ; firm of Johnson & 
Gerwig; Noblesville. Born in 111. 1838; settled in H. C. 
1868. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Jones, Charles ; farmer; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

John, E. W. ; flour packer ; 4J m n Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1847 ; settled in H. C. 186-. Rep. Protestant. 

John, Samuel; miller; 4 J^ n Noblesville. Born in 1825 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Justice, M. G.; saddler and harness maker ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1852; settled in H. C. . Rep. Protestant. 

JACKSON, J. C; Jackson & Bro., livery and sale stable; 
Noblesville. Born in Ala. 1830; settled in H. C. 1834. 
Rep. Methodist. 

JACKSON, J. B.; Jackson & Bro., livery and sale stable; 

Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1835 ; settled in H. C. . 

Rep. Christian. 

Johnson J.; retired; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1867; settled 
in H. C. . Protestant. 

Jones, W. H.; engineer; 33^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Evangelical. 

JOHNSON, JOHN ; farmer ; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1853. 

JOHNSON, WM.; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1850. 

Johnson M.; farmer; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1817; settled in H. C. 1855. ^.ep. Friend. 



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Kelley, W. T.; 2 m n Noblesville. Bom in N. C. 1832; set- 
tled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Kepner, J, P.; farmer; 4 m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Lutheran. 

Kepner, Jacob ; farmer ; 4 m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1 800 ; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Lutheran. 

Kepner, S. A.; farmer; 4 m n Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1840 ; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Lutheran. 

Kepner, H. A.; farmer; 4I m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1831 ; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Lutheran, 

Kepner, F, F.; farmer; 4 m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 18361 
settled in H, C. 1850. Dem. Lutheran. 

Kergen, Peter ; farmer; 25^ m n Noblesville. Born in Ireland 
1818 ; settled in H, C. 1841. Dem. Baptist. 

Kelley, A.; farmer; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Kinsey, George; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 185 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1870. 

Kerr, Robert; student; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 185 1 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Presbyterian. 

KLINE, JOHN ; Noblesville. Born in Germany 1833 ; settled 
in H. C. 1854. Republican. 

KLEPFER, MRS. L. M.; milliner and dress maker ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ind. 1846; settled in H. C. 1871. 

Killen. J. E.; painter; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1853; settled 
in H. C. 1858. 

KINSEY, HENRY; farmer ; 2^ m s vv Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1830; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 1/3 

Krieg, Michael; farmer; Noblesville. Born in France 1841 j 
settled in H. C. 1854. 

Kelley, J.; laborer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1828. Rep. 
Protestant. 

KANE, THOMAS J.; firm of Kane & Shirts, atty's ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Pa. 1833; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. 
Protestant. 

• King, J. E.; hardware clerk; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1844. 

Killen, G. H.; now out of business; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1858. 

iKeesling, C. F. ; clerk for Swain; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 

' 1832; settled in H. C. 1869. 

'I 

'Kitehill, J. S. ; homeopathic physician; Noblesville. Born in 
; N. J. 1827; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Presbyterian. 

KEISER, ISAAC; carpenter and builder; firm of Keiser & 
Wolfgang; Noblesville ; Born in Ind. 1845 5 settled in H. C. 
1864. Protestant. 

; Kastelhun, Peter; boot and shoemaker; Noblesville. Born in 
Germany 1829; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Lutheran. 

. Kiser, John ; cooper; Noblesville. Born in N. J. 1838; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Republican. 



Lowther, Wm.; Justice of Peace and boot and shoe maker; 
Noblesville. Born in Del. 1830; settled in H. C. 1S57. 
Rep. Protestant. 

LUTZ, E. C.; carpenter and contractor; firm of Lutz & Harris; 
Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1840. Rep. Methodist. 

Loehr, Daniel S. ; resident farmer ; Noblesville. Born in Va. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 



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Lowther, W.E. ; druggist; Noblesville. Born in Del. 1853. 

Lanham, Lewis B.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1853 ; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Luellen, D.; mechanic; Noblesville. Born in Pa, 1808; set- 
tled in H. C. 1844. 

LEANING, E. M.; painter; Noblesville. Born in H.C. 1837. 
Rep. 

Lee, J. T.; farmer; 4]/^ m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1852. 

Lebo, Jacob; grocer; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1828; settled 
in H. C. 1866. 

Loer, Jacob; blacksmith; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1867. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Lahan, Mrs. E. F.; boarding house ; Noblesville. Born in Ind, 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1830. 

Lockwood, J.; farmer and saw miller ; 2^^ m se Cicero, Born 
in Ohio 1832; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Lake, E. W.; retired farmer ; if m s e Cicero. Born in N. J. 
1799; settled in H. C. 1853. Dem, Lutheran. 

Lindsey, Mrs, Sarah ; 2 m n w Noblesville. 

Lanham, S. T.; farmer; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1847. Rep. Protestant. 

Lacy, A. H.; farmer; 3 J m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1842. Dem. 

Lamb, J. S.; farmer; 4 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1843. I'^^P- Wesleyan Methodist. 

Levinson, N. D,; clothing house ; Noblesville. Born in Prussia 
1834; settled in H, C. 1857. Rep. Israelite, 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP, 1/5 

Longiey, W. E. ; finisher in furniture establishment ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in H. C. 1854. 

LOCKE, WM.; banker; firm of Locke & Bonebrake; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 1871. 

LEBO, WM.; merchant tailor ; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1830 ; 
settled in H. C. 1869. 

LUCAS, R. G. ; firm of Hall & Lucas, agricultural implements 
and seeds; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1838; settled in H. 
C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Loehr, John; wagonmakcr ; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1866. 

LEBLANC, JULIUS; wagonmaker; Noblesville. Born in 
France 1834; settled in H. C. 1862, 

Loehr, E. C; physician; Noblesville. 

Landig, James ; farmer ; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1852. 

LANDIG, AARON ; farmer ; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1838; settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Christian. 

Letterlough, O.; farmer; 2ms Deming; P. O., Noblesville. 
Born in N. C. 1846; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Meth. 

Lehr, Henry; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Lutheran. 



Morris, Benjamin ; farmer ; 2 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1822; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

MIESSE, ADAM; physician; firm of Miesse & Son ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ohio 1842 ; settled in H. C. i860, 

MIESSE, DAVID ; physician ; firm of Miesse & Son ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Pa. 18 16; settled in H. C. i860. 



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MOSS, D. ; attorney; firm of Moss & Trissal ; Noblesville. 
Born in N. C. 1814; settled in H. C. 1847. 

McCOLE, C. J.; dry goods; firm of Evans & McCole ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ind. 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Meek, D. M.; confectionery clerk ; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1874. 

McMAHAN, JAMES G.; stock dealer; Noblesville. Born in 
Ky. 181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1864. 

Montgomery, S. C; Treasurer and Collector of H. C. Born in 
H. C. 1839. R^P- Protestant. 

MARTZ, PETER R.; Deputy Treasurer. Born in H. C. 185 1. 
Rep. Christian. 

Messick, W. T.; boot and shoe business ; Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1818; settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Protestant. 

Metsker, Hamilton ; farmer ; 2 m w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1850. 

Mendenhall, S. W.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Friend. 

MORROW, J. H.; farmer ; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1845. Rep. Protestant. 

Moore, J. B.; farmer; 4)^ m n e^ Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1 84 1. Dem. Protestant. 

Marshall, James; farmer; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1824; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Christian. 

Manley, A.; laborer; 3)^ m n e Noblesville; Born in Ireland 
1840; settled in H. C. 1874. Independent. 

MILLS, J. C; off-bearer; j4 m \v Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1855. Dem. U. Brethren. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 177 

McCarty, J. S.; Sup't poor farm ; i m n e Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1849. Dunkard. 

McGlone, H. G. ; grocer; 3 1/^ m n Noblesville. Born in Ire- 
land 1844; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

Myers, Daniel; farmer; 3^4^ m w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. 

Marer, H. P.; farmer ; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in 111. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Protestant. 

Murray, James ; farmer ; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. Y. 
1854; settled in H. C. 1863. 

Mott, E.; farmer; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1855. 

Mott, Samuel; farmer; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1850. 

Maker, S. R.; farmer; 3 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Metsker, L. G.; farmer; i m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1843. Rep. Protestant. 

Metsker, Leonard ; farmer ; 5 m s \v Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1810; settled in H. C. 1826. Independent. 

Metsker, John; farmer; i m s w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1802; settled in H. C. 1840. Independent. 

McBURGESS, H.; carpenter and builder; Noblesville. Born 
in Va. 1834; settled in H. C. 1870. 

Martz, C. W.; minister; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Christian. 

Miesse, Cornelius ; harness maker ; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1844; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Evangehcal. 

Mills, E.; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1827; settled in 
H. C. 1849. Rep. 

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MORROW, C. W.; lumber and stave dealer; Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Meth. 

McClary, S. D. ; carriage maker ; Noblesville. Born in Lower 
Canada 1821 ; settled in H. C. 1872. Indpt. 

Martin, W. J.; wagon maker; Noblesville. Born in N. Y, 
1828; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

McClary, S. L. ; carriage maker ; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1853 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Messick, George; constable; Noblesville. Born in N. J. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Protestant. 

Morse, Joseph; jeweler; Noblesville. Born in Ct. 18 13; set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Misse, Dr. D. ; physician and surgeon ; Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1 8 14; settled in H. C. 1861. Reformer. Evang. 

Martin, R. T. ; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. 

Misse, J. D.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1837; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 86 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Martin, Mrs. R. A.; books and notions ; Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1827. 

McMAHAN, GEORGE ; pump maker ; firm of McMahan & 
Craig; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1844; settled in H, C. 
1866. Rep. 

Misse, T. ; physician and surgeon; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1814; settled in H. C. 1858. Reformer. 

Myers, Jo.; farmer ; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in H.C. 1838. 
Rep. Friend. 

Marshall, A.; farmer ; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1839. 

Maker, D. C. ; farmer ; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in N. Y. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1843. Indpt. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. I 79 

Mayfield, G. S. ; grist and saw mill; 2| m s e Noblesville. Born 
in Ky. 1811 ; settled in H, C. 1870. Rep. 

MYERS, W. J.; farmer; i^ m s e Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1822; settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Protestant. 

Morrow, Jackson; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1848. Rep. Friend. 

Macy, Benedict ; farmer and blacksmith ; 4 m n w Noblesville. 
Born in N.C. 18 19; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Friend. 

Metsker, J. R. ; farmer; i m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Christian. 

Metsker, Henry ; farmer ; 2 m w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1817; settled in H. C. 1823. 



Negley, M. G. ; lumber inspector; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1812 ; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Newbold, Charles ; farmer ; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1853. Christian. 

Newbold, J.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep. Protestant. 

Neff, Valentine; farmer; 3 m n Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Independent. 



OURSLER, CHARLES ; dealer in groceries, queensware and 
notions; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1837; settled in H. C. 
1864. Rep. Protestant. 

OSBORNE, WM.; cooper; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1827. 

Oursler, C. H.; clerk; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1853 ; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 



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OWEN, P. H.; farmer; 4^ m w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

Ogle, David ; farmer ; i J^ m s e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1819; settled in H. C. 1823. Rep. Protestant. 

OSBON, J. R.; farmer; 3^ m w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Overdorf, John; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 18 18; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Independent. 



PARKE, JOHN S.; book-keeper and accountant; Noblesville. 
Born in Mich. 1844; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Prot. 

PONTIOUS, HARRIE ; druggist and physician ; firm of Gray 
ham & Pontious ; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852. Rep. 
Methodist. 

PONTIOUS, G. v.; hardware store; Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1845. 

Pfaff, D. L. ; livery, feed and sale stables ; firm of Cottingham 
& Pfaff; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1852 ; settled in H. C. 

1873. 

Pool, G. L. ; marble cutter ; firm of Yeaman & Pool ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ohio 1844; settled in H. C. 1866. 

Parker, J. R.; general merchandise ; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Methodist. 

Perry, Julius G.; carriage smith; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1853- 

Pursell, T. W.; dealer in dry goods and notions; Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1846; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Potter, J. D.; nurseryman; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1826; 
settled in H. C. i860. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 151 

Pursel, Lizzie; milliner and dress maker; Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1843 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Presbyterian. 

POTTORFF, ANDREW ; brick mason and plasterer ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Pa. 1836; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. 
Lutheran. 

Pawlsel, Peter; stockbroker; Noblesville. Born in Va. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Christian. 

POTTER, W. v.; painter; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1840. 

Pearson, Jonas ; mechanic ; Noblesville. 

Park, J. R. ; engineer; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1834; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Dem. 

Powel, Emery; tailor; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1822; set- 
tled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

Pursel, Samuel ; trader, farmer and auctioneer ; Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Prot. 

Passwater, A.; retired grocer; Noblesville. Born in Del. 18 18; 
settled in H. C 1839. ^ep. Methodist. 

Patterson, James ; farmer ; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1832; settled in H. C. . Rep. Protestant. 

Pearce, W. S.; farmer; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep- Presbyterian. 

Pritchard, T.; farmer; 3 ms e Noblesville. Born in N. C. 18 14; 
settled in H. C. 1843. Liberal. 

Pritchard, A.; farmer; 3 m se Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1844. 

Pryor, Wm.; farmer; 3I m n w Noblesville. Born in Tenn. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 



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Roberts, C. A.; barber; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1824; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

Ridgeway, A. H.; shoemaker; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Protestant. 

Ritchie, W. H.; retired farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1854. 

Richwine, Wm.; laborer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1856; set- 
tled in H. C. 18— . 

Ritchie, W. T.; clerk; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1854. Rep. 
Methodist. 

RABER, WM.; farmer; 3 m s e Cicero. Born in Ind. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Protestant. 

Roberts, W. H.; farmer; 2^^ m e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1837. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Randall, Walter; farmer; 6 m s w Noblesville; P. O., Carmel. 
Born in H. C. 1845. Rep. Friend. 

Reveal, Michael ; blacksmith ; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1842. 

REYNOLDS, THOMAS E.; furniture dealer; firm of Reynolds 
& Son, Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1843; settled in H. 
C. 1873. 

REYNOLDS, J. B.; furniture dealer ; firm of Reynolds & Son, 
Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1812; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Reynolds, H. C; plasterer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1839. 
Independent. Protestant. 

Richwin, John ; resident farmer ; Noblesville. Born in Va. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1847. 

REPP, G. W.; engineer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1857; set- 
tled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 1 83 

ROBERTS, BENJAMIN; barber; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Russell, Wm.; wood chopper; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

Randall, E.; farmer; 4 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1849. 

Ranribo, George; farmer; 35^ m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1850. Rep. Methodist. 

Roudbursh, J. H.; farmer; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1853. 

RITCHHART, ANDREW ; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born 
in Ohio 1818; settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Methodist. 

Ritchhart, Jesse ; farmer ; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1848. Rep. 

Ritchhart, Chas. ; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville, Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. 

Ritchhart, Wesley; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1842. Rep. 

Rees, John ; farmer ; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1838. 

REES, J AS. ; farmer and trader ; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born 
in Ohio 1829; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 

Roudebush, J. R.; farmer; 3 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Christian. 

Ruley, E. B.; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1853 ; settled 
in H, C. 1874. 

Reber, Peter; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1830; settled 
in H. C. 1845. Dem. Protestant. 

Richwine, A.; farmer; 2 m n e Noblesville. Born in Va. 181 8; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Protestant. 



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REVEAL, S. W.; farmer; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1846. Dem. Christian. 

Richardson, J. H.; farmer; i m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 



Sumner, Samuel ; farmer ; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in N. 
C. 1798; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

Sumner, James ; farmer ; 3^ m n w Noblesville. Born in H. 

C' 1839. Rep- 

SH AUL, ELWOOD ; farmer ; 2 ^ m n w Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1847. Dem. New Light. 

Smeltzer, Daniel ; farmer ; 2 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1850. 

Swartz, E.; hotel keeper; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Methodist. 

STOOPS, J. T. ; farmer; 2 m n Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1848. Rep. Methodist. 

Shaefer, David ; farmer and mechanic ; i ^ m n w Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1818; settled in H. C. i860. Evangelical. 

Stone, E. ; farmer and attorney ; J^^ m w Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1813; settled in H. C. 1838. 

Steffey, B. L.; farmer; Cicero. Born in Va. 1835; settled in 
H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Swain, C. ; saddle and harness maker ; Noblesville. Born in N. 
C. 1814; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Scott, L. P.; shoemaker; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Smith, Jacob; tailor; Noblesville. Born in W. Va. 18 10; set- 
tled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. . 1 85 

Scott, \Vm.; blacksmith; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Methodist. 

Stevenson, A. Y. ; laborer; Noblesville. Born in H, C. 1829. 
Rep. Methodist. 

SCOTT, E. R. ; painter; firm of Scott & Bro. ; Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1839. Rep. Protestant. 

SCOTT, J. F. ; carriage painter ; firm of Scott & Bro.; Nobles- 
ville. Born in H. C. 

SCOTT, H. B.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1870. 

STEPHENSON, R. R.; att'y; firm of Evans & Stephenson; 
Noblesville. Born in H, C. 1840. 

Shirts, George ; att'y; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1853; settled 
in H. C. 1853. Rep. Christian. 

Stephenson, Wm.; boot and shoemaker; Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1836. Independent. Protestant. 

STEWART, J. G.; firm of Stewart & Brothers, boots, shoes, 
hats, caps and gents' furnishing goods ; Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1847; settled in H. C. 1847. 

STEWART, E. R.; firm of Stewart & Brothers, boots, shoes, 
hats and caps; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852. Rep, 
Protestant. 

STEWART, DAVID ; farming and confectionery ; Noblesville. 
Born in Ky. 181 1; settled in H. C. 1829. Rep. Prot. 

Shell, R. R.; stock-broker; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1843. 
Republican. 

SWAIN, EZRA ; general merchandise ; Noblesville. Born in 
Tenn. 1822; settled in H. C 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Spoor, R. H.; carpenter; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Methodist. 



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SCOTT, S. p.; painter; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1813 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 84 1. 

Snoder, J, M.; butcher; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852. 

STEVENSON, JOHN ; lumber and stave dealer ; firm of Ste- 
venson & Son ; office, near depot. Born in Md. 1820 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

STEVENSON, JOHN E.; lumber and stave dealer ; firm of 
Stevenson & Son. Born in 111. 1855; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Salter, V. B. ; engineer, water station ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1843 ; settled in H. C. 1874. 

SMITH, ROBERT; farmer ; 3 >^ m s w Noblesville. Born in 
N. C. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Baptist. 

Sharj^, James ; farmer ; 4 m s w Noblesville. Born in Iowa 
1849; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Stafford, N. ; farmer and carpenter ; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born 
in Ind, 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep, Friend. 

Shugert, R. ; farmer ; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1841 ; settled in H, C. li 



Sooper, J, W. ; farmer; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Christian. 

Stups, Mrs.; i^ m s e Noblesville. 

Smith, J, C; carpenter; 23^ m e Noblesville, Born in Ohio 1841; 
settled in H. C, 1843, Rep. 

Sumner, Martin ; carpenter ; 3 ^ m n w Noblesville, Born in 
Ohio 1812; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 

STEPLENSON, ELIJAH ; carpenter and contractor ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Ohio 181 8; settled in H. C. 1830, Indp't. 
Protestant. 

Swain, T. P. ; dry goods merchant ; now out of business ; Nobles- 
ville. Born in Noblesville 1858. Republican. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY. 1 8/ 

STREETER, MARTIN M.; machinist; Noblesville. Born in 
N. Y. 1811; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Presbyterian. 

SMITH, JACKSON; engineer; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1859. ^^p. Baptist. 

Smith, George; Noblesville. Born in Va. 1844; settled in H. C. 
1866. Rep. Methodist. 

STAFFORD, JOEL; att'y; firm of Stafford & Cottingham. 
Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1838; Rep. Methodist. 

SOUTHERS, WM.; blacksmith; firm of Southers & Son, 
Noblesville. Born in Mich. 185 1; settled in H. C. 1868. 
Republican. 

Stotler, S. J.; farmer; 25^ m s e Cicero. Born in Ohio 1822 ; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Neutral. Methodist. 

Scovell, M. R.; farmer; 31^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1850; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Smock, R. W.; head sawyer ; 35^ m n w Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1835; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

Scovell, W. H.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Methodist. 

Scovell, James; farmer, 3)^ m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1852; Rep. Protestant. 

Stanbrough, L. ; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Christian. 

Shryock, F. B. ; farmer; 3I m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Christian. 

Shields, L.; farmer; 5 m s w Noblesville. Born inN. C. 185 1; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Stewart, W. ; farmer ; 2 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1830; settled in H. C. 186-. Rep. Protestant. 

Stern, John; farmer; 1% m n e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1851. 



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Truitt, S. R.; attorney; firm of Wilson & Truitt ; Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1837; settled in H. C. i860. Indpt. Prot. 

TAYLOR, DAVIS K. ; firm of Bodenhamer & Taylor, propri- 
etors and editors of Noblesville Ledger, Born in Va. 

Thomson, Elizabeth ; milliner ; Noblesville. Born in Ohio, 

TAILOR, WASHINGTON; barber; Noblesville. Born in 
Va. 1850; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

TETER, GEORGE ; furniture dealer — now out of business ; 
Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1845 \ settled in H. C. 1846, 
Rep. 

Teter, Newton; miller; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1848. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Teter, Thomas E.; resident farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1810; settled in H. C. 1847. ^^^P- 

Thompson, Jacob; tinner; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1842. 

TIESTE, A.; bakery and confectioner; Noblesville. Born in 
Germany 1821. settled in H. C. 1858. 

TOLL, John R.; plasterer ; firm of Carlin & Toll. Noblesville. 
Born inKy. 1820; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Meth. 

Thomas, W. F. ; teamster; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

Toler, Henry; wagonmakar ; Noblesville. Born in Va. 1817; 
settled in H. C. 18 17. Rep. Methodist. 

Tharp, B. ; farmer; 2| m n w Noblesville. Born in N. Y. 1805; 
settled in H. C. 1826. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Tharp, W. L.; farmer ; 4 m w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 18 — . 
Rep. Protestant. 

TILLMAN, Wm.; farmer; i^ m s w Noblesville, Born in 
N. C. 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 



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Urich, David; gunsmith; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1831 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1867. 



VESTAL, GEO. W.; druggist; firm of Vestal & Baker; No- 
blesville. Born in N. C. 1835; settled in H. C. i860. 
Indpt. Prot s ant. 

Vanarsdall, Wm. ; railroader. Born in Ky. 1 840 ; settled in 
H. C. 1874. 

Vestal, A. G.; farmer; 3 m n Noblesville. Born in N. C, 
1839; settled in H. C. 1S61. 

Vestal, Wm. ; farmer ; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1872. Reji. 

Vert, William; farmer; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1845,; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Vert, M. H.; farmer; 3 m w Noblesville. Born in Ky. 1811 ; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Vert, Jacob ; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1847; settled 
in H. C. 1866, Rep. Methodist. 

Vert, W. M.; farmer; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ky. 1814;, 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep.. Indpt. 



Wagner, G. W.; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. 

Wheatley, N.; farmer; 3ms e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 18 10; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. U. Brethren. 

WHEELER, J. W.; farmer and trader; 3 m s e Noblesville. 
Born in H. C. 1843. Rep. 

WALL, JEREMIAH ; farmer ; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1 84 1. Rep. Protestant. 



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Wheeler, John ; farmer ; 2| m e Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1807 ; settled in H. C. 1826; Rep. Christian. 

Wraten, N. E.; farmer; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Williams, M.; farmer; 4I m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1866, Rep. Friend. 

Williams, A.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in Md. 
1792; settled in H. C. 1821. Rep. Christian. 

Weaver, Jacob; farmer; 3^ m s w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1848. 

Weaver, Michael; farmer; 3^ m s w Noblesville. Born in H. 
C, 1844. Christian. 

WEAVER, IRA; carpenter; 3^ m s w Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1835; settled in H. C. 1838. 

Weaver, Dan.; farmer; 3^ m s w Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1838. 

Wrenn, J.; farmer; 5 m sw Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1840. 

White, Wm.; farmer; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1793; settled in H. C. 1855. 

White, S. S. ; farmer; 43^ m s w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1818; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 

WHITLOCK, G. L. ; miller and carpenter; 2j4mse Nobles- 
ville. Born in N. C. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. 
Independent. 

Wheeler, G. W.; farmer; 2 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. Christian. 

Weaver, John ; carpenter and builder ; Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1827; settled in H. C. 1838. 

WOLFGANG, LEWIS ; carpenter and builder ; firm of Keiser 
& Wolfgang; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1841 ; settled in 
H. C. 1843. Rep. Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP, I9I 

Williams, W. W. ; physician; Noblesville. Bom in H. C. 
1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Ward, Thos. ; variety store; firm of Craycraft & Ward ; Nobles 
ville. Born in Va. 1820; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Weaver, Joseph ; carpenter ; Noblesville. Bord in Pa. 1833 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Indpt. Christian, 

Williams, M. L.; saddle and harness maker ; Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1845 ; settled in H. C. , Rep, Protestant. 

Wall, Gerret; retired farmer; Noblesville, Born in Ky. 1795; 
settled in H, C, 1828. 

Ward, J. H.; cooper; Noblesville. Born in Ind, 1836; settled 
in H. C. 1863. 

Wales, James ; Pastor of Evangelical Association ; Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1842 ; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Williams, John C. ; farmer ; 4J m n w Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1823 ; settled in H, C. 1852, Rep. 

Wood, Oliver; farmer; Noblesville, Born in Ind, 1837; set- 
tled in H, C, 1854. Rep, Protestant. 

Weaver, Henry; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1845; set- 
tled in H. C. 1855. 

Weaver, Henry; farmer; 3 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1844. 

Wade, Andrew ; farmer ; 4I m s w Noblesville. Born in N, C. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Wilson, John W, ; Recorder of Hamilton county; Born in Ind, 
1838; settled in H. C, 1838. Rep, Methodist, 

WAINWRIGHT, GEORGE P.; first-class hotel ; Noblesville, 
Born in Vt. 1820; settled in H, C, 1853, 

Wild, Leonard ; merchant; Noblesville Born in Wurtemburg 
1834; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Lutheran. 



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WILLIAMS, R. R.; barber; Noblesville. Born in Tenn. 
1840; settled in H, C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

WILLIAMS, ISAAC ; manufacturer of doors, blinds, sash, &c.; 
firm of Williams, Giger & Durfce ; Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1817; settled in H. C. 1837. 

Wood, A. C; farmer and teacher; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born 
in N. C. 1840; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Wood, Owen; farmer; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in Va. 18 13; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Newlight. 

Worthington, T. ; farmer ; 2 m s e Deming; P. O. , Noblesville. 
Born in Ohio 1832; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 

Warnaka, William; farmer; 3^ m n Noblesville. Born in 
Germany 1819 ;_ settled in H. C. 1847. 

WiUits, M. C; farmer; i}^ m s Deming; P. O., Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1851; settled in H. C. 1855. ^^p. Protest. 

Weaver, Jackson ; farmer ; 3 m n e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

Whitwoyer, Levi ; farmer ; 3 ^ m n \v Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1853 ; settled in H. C. 1867. 

Whitwoyer, David; farmer; 3)^ m n w Noblesville. Born in 
Pa. 1823; settled in H. C. 1867. 

Wainwright, W. A. ; farmer ; ^4 m n Noblesville. Born in N. 
H. 1832; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Whcatley. Levi; farmer; 3>^ m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1804; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Lutheran. 

Weaver, Wm.; farmer; 3J m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1853; 
settled in H. C. 1858. 

Wann, Michael ; cooper ; 4j4 m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1850. Indpt. 

WHITE, J. R.; farmer; 4 m n w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep, Protestant. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. I93 

WHEELER, p. S.; saw mill and lumber dealer; firm of 
"Wheeler & Fisher; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1829. 
Rep. 

Wheeler, H. P.; saw mill and lumber dealer; firm of Wheeler, 
Fisher & Co.; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1847. ^.^P- 

Yeaman, S. H.; marble business; firm of Yeaman & Pool. 
Born in Ky. 1834; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Young, Peter; miller; Noblesville. Born in Md. 1813; settled 
in H. C. 1866. Rep. Reformer. 



Zimmer, C. H.; farmer; 4 m n Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1830 ; 
settled in H. C. 1858. 

Zimmer, Christian ; farmer ; 4 m n Noblesville. Born in Ger- 
many 1802; settled in H. C. 1858. 



MITCHELL & RAMMELSBERG 

FURNITURE COMPANY 

GOOD, CHEAP AND SUBSTANTIAL. 

41 and 43 South Meridian Street^ 
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 

CALL AND SEE US. 



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JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 



Jackson Township, one of the most northern, is situated 
between White River township on the east and Adams town- 
ship on the west. Tipton county bounds it on the north and 
Noblesville township on the south. The land is generally roll- 
ing, making it easy to be drained wherever necessary. The 
general slope of the land is toward the south. There are four 
streams — Big Cicero, Little Cicero, Taylor's and Winkle's creek 
— flowing through the township, which afford an ample supply 
of water throughout the entire year. 

The township comprises an area of 56 square miles, contain- 
ing 35,840 acres of land, capable of the highest degree of farm 
cultivation. The soil is rich, and well adapted to the raising of 
all kinds of grain and agricultural products. 

Plenty of gravel is found here, which the enterprising people 

are using to make good roads. This increases the value of 

land, and greatly improves the traveling facilities, as the soil is 

of such a character that at certain seasons of the year the 

oads are rendered almost impassible. 

In the township there are 6 steam flouring merchant mills, 8 
steam saw mills, 2 water-power saw mills, 2 stave factories, and 
2 buggy and wagon manufactories. 

The timber growing in this section is, or has been, of the 
finest oak, ash, walnut, and poplar ; but the enterprising people 
are rapidly telling on those old forest heroes which have stood 
the winds and storms of many centuries, and from behind which 



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many a red man has shot at the pale face while making his way 
into the wilderness to find a home. 

This township contains 5 thriving villages: Buena Vista, or 
Shielville P. O., Millersburgh, Arcadia, Cicero and Demi'ng. 
All but the latter are located on the I., P. & C. Railroad. 

Near the center of the township is a settlement of colored 
people, numbering perhaps 100. They are very industrious and 
economical, and sustain good schools and a church. 

Jackson Township has a total population of about 4000 ; 
Cicero corporation, about 800. 

Vote of township in 1872— Republican, 440 ; Democrat, 323 

total, jGi. 

CHURCHES. 

M. E. Church, Cicero, has a membership of 103 ; pastor in 
charge, T. H. C. Beal ; a Sabbath school with an average at- 
tendance of 122 scholars; superintendent, A. R Sanders; 
and church property valued at ;^35oo. 

Lutheran Church, Cicero; pastor in charge, VV. H. Paris; 
number of members, 120; a Sabbath school with 83 scholars;' 
superintendent, S. T. Dunham ; value of church and school 
property, ;^25oo. 

M. E. Church, at Buena Vista; Rev. T. H. C. Beal. pastor, 
with a membership of 35. 

Christian Church, B. F. Jane, pastor ; number of members 
26. 

Mount Pleasant M. E. Church, Rev. T. H. C. Beal, pastor; 
number of members, 30. 

Roberts African Church has 40 members. 

Salem M. E. Church, 5 miles southwest of Arcadia; Rev. 
Beal, pastor; member.ship, 20 ; value of property, ^1500; has 
an interesting Sabbath school, with 25 scholars, under the super- 
vision of D. F. Noble. It is not numbers that make a good 
Sabbath school, but the interest displayed. 



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HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Christian Church, at Arcadia, Rev. J. Blont, pastor ; member- 
ship 75 with a flourishing Sabbath school of 80 scholars, under 
the care of Superintendent U. B. McKinsey ; vahie of property, 

dtoQOO 

Philhpi Christian Church, 3 nVAcs northwest of Cicero ; pas- 
tor Robert White ; value of property, $1000. 

St John's Church, 6 miles northwest of Cicero ; number of 
members, 100; value of property, $1000; priest. Rev. Laude- 



mer. 



West Grove Friends' Church has a membership of 130 ; and 
a Sabbath school, superintended by J. C. Griffm. with 33 schol- 
ars ; value of property, ;^2000. 

Several private Sabbath schools are in operation in this town- 
ship, speaking well for the Christian zeal of its people. God 
speed them in the good work ! 

LODGES. 

Cicero Lodge, No. ,99, A. F. and A. M.; membership, 51 : 
value of Lodge property, $.000. Offieers-Wm. Eal. W. M.; 

J. M. Bradley, S. W.; C. Hershman, J. W.; Tidier, Treas. ; 

G W. Sowerwine, Sec. 

Winkles Lodge. No. 310. A. F. and A. M.; Deming ; mem- 
bership, 39; value of Lodge property, ^looc 

Olive Branch Chapter, No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star ; 
Grace Reeves, W. M.; Amanda Good, Sec. 

Cicero Lodge, No. 252, L O. O. F.; membership, 43 ; value 
of Lodge property, $600. Officers-A. H. Welch, N. G.; J- 

B. Gamble, Sec. 

Buena Vista Lodge, No. 445> 1- O- O. F.; membership, 16. 

Cicero Grange, No. 540; membership, 441 Master, Peter 
Scott; value of property, $75- 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school houses in the township-frame, 20; brick, 
I ; total, 21. Estimated value of school houses, grounds, ap- 
paratus, globes, maps, etc., $16,615. 



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Special school tax on each ^loo, 25 cents; poll, 50 cents; 
total estimated special school tax, ;$28oo. 

Number of volumes in township library, 540. Amount paid 
trustee, ^155. 

Number of private schools taught in the township, 3 ; number 
of teachers for private schools, 4 

Total enumeration of children in the township between the 
ages of six and twenty-one, 11 14; total number of children ad- 
mitted into the schools, 1074. Number of districts in which 
schools were taught, 21. In this township are two district 
graded schools and one township graded school. 

Average length of school in days, no; number of teachers 
employed in primary and high schools, 2"] ; average daily com- 
pensation of teachers in primary schools, i^i.pS ; high schools — 
males, ;^2.25; females, $1.85. 

The above is from School Examiner's report for 1872. In 
addition to the above, we learn that Cicero has a seminary 
valued at $15,000, and Arcadia a seminary valued at ;^8ooo. 

DIRECTORY OF JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 

Almond, E.; merchant; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1 840; settled 
in H. C. 1869. Rep. Christian. 

AUis, W. D.; carpenter; i m n w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1851 ; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Protestant. 

ALLIS, THEO. ; farmer; i m n Cicero. Born in Ind. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Methodist. 

Armstrong, M. R. ; Justice of Peace ; Deming. Born in N. Y. 
1814; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Appleget, W. H.; farmer; i^ m n w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1832. Dem. Methodist. 

Achenblach, Daniel; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1831; 
settled in H, C. 1835. Neutral. G. Baptist. 



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ALBERTSON, W. R.; farmer; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in 
Ind. 1831; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Albertson, J.; retired farmer ; 2)^ m s w Cicero. Born in N. 
C. 1790; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. H. Friend. 

ADAMS, ROBERT ; wool dealer and manufacturer ; Cicero. 
Born in Ind. 1846; settled in H. C. 1874. Protestant. 

ALBERTSON, WM.; farmer; 3I m w Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1822 ; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

Appleget, J.; farmer; 3^ m w Shielville. Born in Ky. 1812 ; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Baptist. 

Appleget, A.; farmer; 2 m s e Shielville. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Religion not given. 



BROWN, MRS. EMELINE ; farmer; i>^ms Cicero. Born 
in Ind. 1836; settled in H. C. 1855. Lutheran. 

Buzan, T.; farmer; 2 m w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1829; settled 
in H. C. 1869. Dem. Christian. 

Bennett, A.; retired farmer; 2 m w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Christian. 

BENNETT, L. N.; farmer; 2 m w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1833. Dem. Christian. 

BOWMAN, WM.; farmer; 2 >^ m n w Cicero. Born in Va. 
1854; settled in H. C. 1857. Dem. Lutheran. 

BARTHOLOMEW, W. H.; shoemaker; Deming. Born in 
Ohio 1836; settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Methodist. 

Buzan, J.; farmer; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1838; settled in H. 
C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Baker, F. M.; retired farmer ; 5 m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1805; settled in H. C. 1834. Mr. Baker settled here 
when there was only one house in Cicero. Dem. New 
.School Baptist. 



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BOGAN, A. L. ; farmer; 2^^ m n w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1854; settled in H. C. 1873. Protestant. 

BUCHANAN, T.; plasterer and carpenter ; Shielville. Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. 

Buzan, J. M.; farmer; 1% nf^ s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Granger. Christian. 

Buzan, Wm. H.; farmer ; 1 1^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

BOWMAN, G. F.; 2| m w Cicero. Born in Va. 1850; settled 
in H. C. 1857. Dcm. Lutheran. 

Bradshaw, A. C; farmer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1844; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Buscher, John ; dealer in dry goods and groceries ; firm of 
Buscher & Barret ; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1838. Dem. 
Catholic.^ 

BRENNER, J.; farmer ; 2 m n w Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1822'; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Dem. Lutheran. 

Bryon, P.; farmer; i^^ m n e Arcadia. Born in Va. 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Christian. 

Boyer, J.; farmer; i^^ m n e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Brethren Church. 

BEALS, JESSE ; farmer ; i m w Deming. Born in Ohio 1804; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Baty, James; farmer; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Ky. 1806; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Christian. 

BERGE, SAMUEL; clerk; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Protestant. 

Boyer, A.; cooper: Millersburg. Born in Pa. 1830; settled in 
H. C. 1865. Rep. Christian. 

Barber, H.; Millersburg. Born in Ind. 1851 ; settled in H. C. 
1862. Rep. Protestant. 



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Bryant, R.; carpenter; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1844; settled in 
H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

BARTHOLOMEW, VV. O.; carpenter; Arcadia. Born in H. 
C. 1838. Dem. Protestant. 

Bardoner, P.; farmer; Cicero. Born in Pa. 1833; settled in 
H. C. 1838. Lib. G. Lutheran. 

BARTHOLOMEW, JACOB; retired farmer; Arcadia. Born 
in Pa. 1810; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Protestant. 

BOWERS, JOHN ; farmer ; 3 m s w Shielville. Born in Ohio 
1827; settled in H. C. 1829. Rep. German Baptist. 

BLACKBURN, T. J.; farmer; 2 m s w Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Blackburn, Wm.; farmer; 2ms w Shielville. Born in Tenn. 
1 8 14; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Blackburn, L.; farmer; 2 m s w Shielville. Born in Ind. 1853; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Brenner, John ; farmer ; 3 j^ m n w Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant. 

Blackburn, A. J.; farmer; 2 m s w Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 187 1. Dem. Christian. 

Burris, T. F.; farmer; 5 m s w Shielville. Born in Ky. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1873, Rep. Christian. 

Barker, W.; farmer; 4^ m n w Arcadia. Born in N.C. 1807 ; 
settled in H. C, 1836. Rep. Methodist. 

Berg, B. ; farmer ; 2J m s w Cicero. Born in Pa. 18 19; settled 
in H. C. 1855. Neutral. Mennonite Church. 

BERG, H.; farmer; 2^/^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1845 J 
settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

Berg, A.; farmer ; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1850; set- 
tled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

Baker, K.; farmer; i %^ m e Baker's Corner. Born in Pa. 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 



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Baker, I. P.; farmer; i m e Baker's Corner. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Boggs, S.; farmer; Deming. Born in N. C. 1845; settled in 
H. C. 1873. Protestant. 

Buttler, T. ; miller; Cicero. Born in Ala. 1844; settled in H. 
C. 1865. Dem. Christian. 

Buzan, S. L.; retired farmer; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Granger. Christian. 

Busher, A.; farmer; i m e Cicero. Born in Germany 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Catholic. 

Burkhard, C; farmer; i m s Cicero. Born in Germany 1848 ; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. German Reform. 

Baty, James; farmer; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Ky. 1806; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Christian. 

BOWMAN, LOUIS ; farmer; 2 m n w Cicero. Born in Va. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Lutheran. 

BOWMAN, M ; farmer; 2 m n w Cicero. Born in Va. 1818 ; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Granger. Lutheran. 

Bartholmew, D. W.; carpenter; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 185 i. 
Dem. Lutheran. 

Bryan, J.; farmer; i ^^^ m n Arcadia. Born in Va. 1844; set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Christian. 

Bishop, T. J.; farmer; ij^ m w Arcadia. Born in H. C 1842. 
Patron of Husbandry. Protestant. 

BEAM, JAMES; farmer; i^ m n w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1844. Dem. Protestant. 

BLESSING, MICHAEL; farmer ; 4>^ m s w Arcadia. Born in 
H. C. 1846. Dem. Christian. 

Baker, W. C; farmer; 2^/^ m n Deming. Born in H. C. 1838; 
Dem. Protestant. 

Bowser, G. W.; farmer; i^ m s e Arcadia. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1853. German Baptist. 



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Beck, ].; farmer; 2j4 m n e Arcadia, Born in Ind. 1850 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1872. Dem. Lutheran. 

Bartholomew, J. F.; carpenter; Arcadia. BorninH.C. 1842. 
Liberal. 

Booth, S. P. ; physician and surgeon ; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1835. R^p. Christian. 

Bennett, William; farmer; 2 m w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1854. 
Dem. Christian. 

Baker, William; farmer; Deming. Born in H. C. 1852. Rep. 
Friend. 

Bradley, J. M.; miller; Deming. Born in Ohio 1856; settled 
in H. C. 1 87 1. Dem. Lutheran. 

BARNETT, W. H.; life insurance; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1841; settled in H. C. 1853. Neutral. Christian. 

BARBER, J. M.; physician and surgeon; Arcadia. Born in 
Ontario 1841 ; settled in H. C 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Boyd, J. H.; carpenter and contractor; Sheridan. Born in 
Ohio 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Christian. 



CARSON, JAMES R.; farmer and stock trader ; Cicero. Born 
in Ohio 1827; settled in H. C. 1835. ^ep- Protestant. 

Cruzan, Wm.; farmer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1845. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Correll, Jacob; painter; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1845. Dem. 
Christian. 

CORNELIUS, GREENBERRY; farmer; 2}^ m n e Cicero. 
Born in Ind. 1836; settled in H. C. 1845. R^p. G. Bap. 

CARSON. J. W.; farmer; 3% m w Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Christian. 

Carraway, J. C. ; blacksmith; i| m n Arcadia. Born in Ky. 
1823; .settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Methodist. 

CoUingwood, J.; carpenter; Shielville. Born in N. Y. 1819; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Church of God. 



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CORRELL & DICKOVER ; dealers in drugs, medicines, per- 
fumeries, paints, oils, varnishes, glass, dye-stuffs, patent 
medicines, hardware and groceries ; Arcadia. 

Carter, James; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ky. 18 16; settled in 
H. C. 1849. Rep. Christian. 

CONNELL, JOSEPH ; druggist; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1845; 
Rep. Protestant. 

CAYLOR, JOSEPH; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. G. Baptist. 

Cline, Jacob; laborer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 18 16; settled in 
H. C. 1844. Dem. Protestant. 

Cluckner, Jasper; carpenter; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1818; set- 
tled in H. C. 1847. Dem. Protestant. 

CACA, WM.; farmer; i m e Arcadia. Born in N. Y. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 18^0. Rep. Protestant. 

Clifford, G. M.; bootmaker; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1835; set- 
tled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Protestant. 

Cade, T. E.; farmer; 2 m e Deming. Born in Ind. 1849; s^^" 
tied in H. C. 1854. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Cammack, E. ; farmer; i^ m s e Deming. Born in Ind. 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

CHEW, A.; clerk in stave yard ; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1856; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Luthbran. 

CORNELIUS, D. L.; log and stave merchant; Cicero. Born 
in Ind. 1844; .settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Methodist. 

Cook, A. W.; house and sign painter; Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Frotestant. 

Cochran, A.; clerk; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1855; settled in 
H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

COTTINGHAN, OLIN ; farmer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1848; Rep. Protestant. 

CLARK, JOHN; farmer; i^ m n Deming. Born in N. C. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 



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Carson, Jacob; farmer; 15^ m w Deming. Born in N. C. 
1803; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Friend. 

Carson, Joshua; teacher and farmer; i}4 m w Deming. Born 
in H. C. 1843. Rep. Friend, 

Carson, J. D. ; farmer; 1 ^^ m \v Deming. Born in Ind. 1845 > 
settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

CAMPBELL, JOHN ; farmer ; i m e Deming. Born in N. C. 
1 84-; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

Carson, Alison ; farmer ; i ^ m w Deming. Born in N. C. 
182 1 ; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Friend. 

Conner, A. Sr. ; farmer; 2}4 m e Baker's Corner. Born in Ire- 
land 1822 ; settled in H. C. 1859. Granger. Methodist. 

CONNER, A. Jr.; farmer; 2^ m e Baker's Corner. Born in 
Pa. 1852; settled in H. C. 1866. Neutral. Protestant. 

CHANEY, ELIZABETH ; farmer ; 1 m s w Cicero. Born in 
Ohio 1821 ; settled in rl. C. 1846. United Brethren. 

Correl, J.; house and sign painter; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1847. Dem. Christian. 

Correl, John; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Pa, 1800; settled in 
H. C. 1842. 

Caylor, M.; lumber dealer; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. German Baptist. 

Cooper, S. B.; laborer; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1840; settled in 
H. C. 1845. Dem. Christian. 

Cruzan, G.; farmer; 2 m n w Cicero. Born in Ky. 1800; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. Seventh Day Adventist. 

Cammack, C; farmer; i m n Deming. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1855. ^^^p. Friend. 

CHEW, T. N.; fanner; 3J m w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Chew, T.; retired farmer; 3 m \v Cicero. Born in Va. 1801 : 
settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 



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Correll, Joseph ; druggist ; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1845. Re- 
publican. Protestant. 

Carson, Amos; farmer; 4 m w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1840. 
Rep. Friend. 

Cummings, H. A.; school-teacher; Cicero. Born in Maine 
1845';' settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

CLIFP^ORD, L. O.; telegraph operator; Cicero. Born in Ind. 

1833; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Christian. 
Cook, Jesse W.; farmer; i >^ m n Deming. Born in N. C. 

1823; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Friend. 
CADE, MRS. JANE ; farmer; i m n Deming. Born in Ohio 

1818; settled in H. C. 1855. Wesleyan. 
Chesney, Wm.; farmer and mechanic ; li m e Arcadia. Born 

in Ohio 1848 ; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Church of God. 

COLLINGS, E. VV. Z.; druggist; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1849; 

settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 
Creek, West ; farmer ; 4 m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1817 ; 

settled in H. C. 1852. Dcm. Christian. 
Coveret, D.E.; engineer and general mechanic; i>^ m n Arcadia. 

Born in Ind. 1845; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Bres. 
CREEK. WM.; miller; 3^ m s vv Arcadia. Born in Ohio 

1846; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Christian. 
CREEK & SOWERS ; flouring and saw mill ; desire the pat- 
ronage of the public, and guarantee satisfaction both in 
grinding and sawing. 
Curran, J. M.; teamster ; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1837 ; settled 

inH. C. 1871. Rep. Methodist. 
Cluckner, Elwood ; carpenter and builder ; Arcadia. Born in 

Ind. 1847; settled inH. C. 1848. Dem. Christian. * 
Caylor, D.; blacksmith; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1847; settled 

in H. C, 1850. Rep. Protestant. 
Case, Peter ; farmer ; Arcadia. Born in N. J. 1810 ; settled in 
H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 



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Cammack, J. C; retired farmer, ^ m n Deming. Born in 
Ohio 1813 ; .settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 



DOAN, N. W.; phy.sician and surgeon; firm of Driver & 
Doan ; Shielville. Born in Ohio 1829; settled in H. C. 
1869. Rep. Methodist. 

Driver, J. C; firm of Driver & Doan; Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Driver, J.; farmer; Shielville. l^orn in Tenn. 1805; settled in 
H. C. 1852. Dem. Presbyterian. 

DUNN, A. M.; wagon maker; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1852; 
.settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. 

Devaney, Thomas; farmer; 5^ m s vv Shielville. Born in N. 
C. 1815; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Dougherty, Z,; physician and surgeon ; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Christian. 

DANIELS, PETER ; boot and shoemaker ; Arcadia. Born 
in^ Pa. 1825; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Lutheran. 

Daniels, T. ; boot and shoemaker; Shielville. Born in Ind. 
185 I ; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. 

Dunn, J. G.; saddle and harness trade ; Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1847; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. 

Denny, T. ; brickmason ; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1 851; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Dem. Universali.st. 

Davis, Thos.; carpenter; Deming. Born in Ohio 1807 ; settled 
in H. C, 1873. Rep. Friend. 

DRIV^ER, J. T.; stock trader, raiser and farmer ; Arcadia. Born 
in Ind. 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. United Pres. 

Dersterler, J.; farmer; 2^ m s w Shielville. Born in Pa. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant. 

DUNHAM, GP:0.; teacher; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. Protestant. 



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Dunham, S. T.; school teacher; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1849. Dem. Lutheran. 

Dale, G, H.; merchant; Cicero. Born in H. C. 185 i. Dem. 
Methodist. 

Dale, C. ; retired merchant; Cicero. Born in Ky. 18 16; set- 
tled in H. C. 1826. Dem. Protestant. 

Davis, O. G.; farmer ; 2^ m s w Cicero ; Born in H. C. 1837. 
Rep. Protestant. 

DICKOVER, A.; farmer; 2 m n e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 
1822; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Methodist. 

Daniels, J.; grocery and hardware; Shiclville. Born in Pa. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Davis, P. H.; carpenter; ^ m e Deming. Born in Ind. 1835 ; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Friend. 

DPLWEY, N. B. ; school-teacher and farmer ; 1 5^ m s w Cicero. 
Born in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Prot. 

Dewey, L. A. ; farmer and teacher ; i ^ m s w Cicero. Born 
in Ind. 1847; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

Devany, John H.; merchant; Arcadia. Born in N. C. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Dickover, Benj. F. ; farmer; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Dem. Protestant. 

DEVANEY, SAM.; farmer; 43^ m n w Arcadia. Born in N. 
C. 1842; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Methodist. 

DICKOVER, B. F.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Devaney, John H.; merchant; Arcadia. Born in N. C. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1837. l^^P- Protestant. 

DICKOVER, BENJ.; Druggist; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Dugan, Robert; farmer; Millersburg. Born in Ireland 1815 ; 
settled in H, C. 1844. Dem. ^Catholic. 



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Davis, D. D.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ky. 1835 i settled in 
H. C. 1869. Dem. Christian. 

DAVIS, THOS.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ky. 1832 ; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Dickover, B. ; toll-gate keeper ; Arcadia. Born in Pa 1 800 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Christian. 

Dickover, S. ; retired farmer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1795; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Evangelical Association. 

DEAKYNPl, WM.; farmer; ij m n Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Christian. 



Ellmore, E. A.; merchant; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1847; set- 
tled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Friend. 

ESSIG, MALEON; picture dealer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Lutheran. 

EMRICK, ISAAC ; farmer; i ^ m n e Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Lutheran. 

Ehman, J.; farmer; 2]/^ m w Shielville. Born in Pa. 18 14; 
settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Lutheran. 

Ehman, J.; engineer; I5 m n Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1843. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Evans, A.; farmer; 2}4 m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Christian. 

Edson, T. ; cabinet maker and undertaker ; Cicero. Born in 
Prince Edward's Dominion 1820; settled in H. C. 1859. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Essig, Henry ; cabinet maker ; ^ m n Arcadia. Born in Ger- 
many 1832; settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. German Luth. 

Essig, W. Jun.; carpenter and cabinet maker; Arcadia. Born 
in Pa. 1843; settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Lutheran. 

Essig, Fred.; carpenter ; if m n\v Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1844 ; 
settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Protestant. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 2O9 



FALL, D. H.; farmer; 5ms w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Protestant. 

Frity, J.; carpenter; Shielville. Born in Pa. 1828; settled in 
H. C. 1858. Dem. Lutheran. 

Fleming, S. P.; firm of Fleming & Maxell; Shielville. Born 
in Va. 1836; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

Foulke, Jesse M.; farmer; ih m n w Deming. Born in Pa. 
1805; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

FRAZEE, S. R. ; farmer; 3 m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1859. Granger. Protestant. 

Frazee, Kaleb ; retired farmer ; 3 m s w Arcadia. Born in 
Ohio 1812 ; settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Protestant. 

FOLAND, WM.; farmer; li m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1849; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

FRANCP:, J. M. W.; farmer; i ^r^: m e Deming. Born in N. 
C. 1844; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

Fox, J. W.; farmer ; 31^ m w Shielville. Born in Ind. 1836 ; 
settled in H. C. i860. Dem. 

FOLAND, GEO.; farmer ; 3 5^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1838; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

France, S. ; farmer ; i ^ ms e Deming. Born in N. C. 1816 ; 
settled in H, C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

FOSTER, J.; house and carriage painter; Cicero. Born in 
Ind. 1845; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Christian. 

Furry, D. M.; boot and shoe maker; Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1810; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

FARIS, W. H.; Lutheran minister; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1872. Dem. Gen. Synod Luth. 

FENNER, YOST; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Germany 1850; 
.settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

FISHER, E. D.; farmer; i| m n e Cicero. Born in N. C, 
1842; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

Flanagan, G. G.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 18 — ; settled 
in H. C. 1 87 1. Dem. Lutheran. 

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FOUCH, JASPER; engineer; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Fundraw, ; carpenter; Millersburg. Born in Pa. 1829; 

settled in H. C. 1854. Neutral. Methodist. 

Fanner, George ; peddler ; i )^ m s w Arcadia. Born in Ger- 
many 1850; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

FITZPATRICK, JOHN ; farmer ; 4 m n w Cicero. Born in 
H. C. 1840. Dem. Chnstian. 

Foland, J.; farmer; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1853; set- 
tled in H. C. 1855. Rep. New Light. 

Foland, Henry; farmer; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in 1815 ; 

settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. New Light. 

Foland, John; farmer; i )^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Fisher, E.; farmer; i m n Cicero. Born in Pa. 1846; settled 
in H, C. 1874. Dem. German Reform. 

FIPPEN, JAMES H. M.; farmer; 5 m w Shielville. Born in 
H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant, 

FIPPEN, JAMES; farmer; 3>^ m n w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Protestant. 

Fippen, B. ; farmer; 4^ m w Shielville. Born in Del. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. 

Glass, Dr. Wm.; physician and surgeon; Shielville. Born in 
Ind. 183 1 ; settled in Tipton Co. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Gasho, A.; blacksmith; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1849. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Goodpastur, C. ; druggist; firm of Goodpastur & Mehlig; Shiel- 
ville. Born in Ind. 1849; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. 

Good, Wm. H.; sawyer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1841 ; settled 
in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

Griffin, C. W.; attorney; Darning. Born in H. C. 185 1. Rep. 
Friend. 

Gough, T.; farmer; 3 m n w Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1851; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 



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GWINN, S. ; farmer and stock trader ; 3 m n w Arcadia. Born 
in Ind. 1845 i settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Christian. 

GERALD, THOS. ; day laborer; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1838 ; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Gerber, Isaac M. ; farmer ; 1 5^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

GLIGER, J. W. ; sewing machine agent; Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Gross, Morris; farmer; 3 ms w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 187 1. Dem. Protestant. 

GERBER, R. A.; farmer; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

GERBER, J.; farmer; }4 m e Shielville. Born in Pa. 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Lutheran. 

GERBER, VAL.; farmer; ^^ m e Shielville. Born in Pa. 
1843; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Methodist. 

GENTRY, J. H.; clerk in dry goods store; Arcadia. Born in 
Ind. 1851; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

GENTRY, W. B.; dry goods merchant ; Arcadia. Born in 
Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Methodist. 

Grisson, Isaac; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 18 18; settled 
in H. C. 1834. Dem. Christian. 

Goodykoonty, H. W.; laborer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Christian. 

Good, J. R. ; farmer; 3 m w Cicero, Born in Pa. 1821 ; set- 
tled in H. C. i860. Conservative. Protestant. 

Good, J. L.; farmer; 3 m w Cicero. Born in Pa. 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. i860. Conservative. Protestant. 

Green, Jack; cooper; i ^^ m s e Shielville, Born" in Pa. 18 10; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. German Lutheran. 

GOOD, H.; farmer and school director; 2^4 m n w Arcadia. 
Born in Pa. 1818; settled in H. C. 1855. Neut. Prot. 

Gasho, Hen.; farmer; ^ m w Shielville, Born in Pa. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1853, Rep. Lutheran. 



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Good, G. A.; farmer; 2 m n Cicero. Born in Pa. 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. 1861. Dem. Protestant. 

Griffin, J.; farmer; ^ m n Deming. Born in Ind. 1826; set- 
tled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Friend. 

Griffin, R. S. ; teacher; i^ m w Deming. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Friend. 

GRIFFIN, SAMUEL ; farmer and historian ; Deming. Born 
in H. C. 1857. Friend. 

Gillian, J.; farmer; i| m w Deming. Born in N. C. 1850; set- 
tled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

GEIGER, G. W. ; sewing-machine agent ; Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1873. 

GRISSOM, J. C; farmer; 2 m n Deming. Born in H. C. 
1839. Rep- Christian. 

GALL, H.; groceries and hardware ; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C. 1847, Dem. Christian. 



HERSHMAN, CHARLES; farmer, 3^ m w Cicero. Born 
in H. C. 1837. Granger. Protestant. 

Harbaugh, J. R. ; farmer and teacher ; 2 3/^ m n w Cicero. Born 
in H. C. 1849. Neutral. Protestant. 

Hartzoc, John ; farmer ; 1 1^ m n w Arcadia. Born in Pa. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Protestant. 

Huston, J.; farmer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1826; settled in 
H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Methodist. 

HARTLEY, G.; laborer; Shielville. Born in Pa. 1844; settled 
in H. C. 1849. Rep. Methodist. 

HILL, HINTON ; farmer; 3 m w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Hall, C. E.; farmer; i^ m n w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Hockett, J. M.; farmer; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 



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HUBER, CHAS. E. ; farmer; i )^ m s e Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1849; settled in H. C. 1854. Neutral. Protestant. 

Hamilton, James M.; day laborer; Shielville. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Methodist. 

HARTZOG, BEN.; steam thrasher and drag saw; 3 m n w 
Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1823 ; settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Harbaugh, P.; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. Christian. 

HARRISON, H. H.; retired farmer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1833. Dem. Christian. 

Hammack, Wm.; day laborer; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Protestant. 

Haymaker, J.; blacksmith; Cicero. Born in Va. 1834; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Dem. Lutheran. 

HILGENBERGE, PHIL.; butcher; 25^ m n w Cicero. Born 
in Europe, 1831; settled in H. C. i860. Dem. Prot. 

HARRISON, J. J.; farmer and trader ; Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1836. Dem. Protestant. 

Hines, Wm.; farmer; 4 m nw Cicero. Born in Va. 181 1 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

HINES, JOHN ; farmer and stock trader ; 4 m n w Cicero. 
Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

HINES, W. H.; farmer and teacher; 4 m n w Cicero. Born 
in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Protestant. 

HARBAUGH, C. ; farmer and teacher; 2^ m n w Cicero. 
Born in H. C. 1852. Neutral. Protestant. 

Havens, J. W.; boot and shoemaker ; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

HOUSER, A. ; phrenologist and lecturer ; Arcadia. Born in 
Ohio 1847; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

HALLETT, W.; brick-maker and manufacturer of tile, and 
pump agent; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 185 i ; settled in H. 
C. 1 87 1. Rep. Protestant. 



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HAMMACK, J. N.; fanner; i^ m e Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1855. Rep. Protestant. 

HUNTER, T. H.; farmer; 4 m s w Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Protestant. 

HOUSER, F. A.; sawyer; Deming. Born in Ohio 1853; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 86 1. Neutral. 

HAWORTH, M. C; druggist; Deming. Born in H. C. 185 1; 
Rep. Protestant. 

Hall, William ; farmer; i^ m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1821 ; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Protestant. 

Hockenberry, J. H.; farmer; i^^m n e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1825 ; settled in H. C. 1864. German Baptist. 

HI ATT, A. L.; farmer; Baker's Corner. Born in Ind. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Hiatt, E. C; farmer; Deming. Born in Ind. 1832; settled in 
H. C. 1859. Rep- Friend. 

Hartman, G. F.; farmer; 2 m e Cicero. Born in Ind. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Granger. Protestant. 

HOLLIDAY, B. P.; dealer in dry goods and groceries; Deming. 
Born in N. C. 1821; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Friend. 

HADLEY, W. C; retired merchant; Deming. Born in H. 
C. 1 84 1. Rep. Christian. 

HUNT, DANIEL; farmer; 1 54^ m w Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1840; settled in H. C. i860. Lib. Christian. 

Hammack, J. N.; clerk; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1838. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Houser, S. K.; engineer; Deming. Born in Ohio 1853; set- 
tled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Houser, G.; miller; Deming. Born in Ohio 181 3; settled in 
H. C. 1874. Neutral. Methodist. 

HERSHMAN, J. K. ; farmer and stock trader ; 4 m w Cicero. 
Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

HURLOCK, J. T.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Del. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 183 1. Rep. Christian. 



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Hurlock, E.; telegraph operator; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Christian. 

Havens, David ; teamster; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1843; settled 
in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

ILLYES, P. P. ; farmer, stock raiser and dealer ; 2 m n e Ar- 
cadia. Born in H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

ILLYES, PHILIP; farmer; 4m w Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Dem, Protestant. 

JOHNSON, ELIJAH ; farmer ; ^^ m e Deming. Born in N.C. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

JOHNSON, ELIAS ; farmer ; 2 m n e Baker's Corner. Born in 
N. C. 1808; settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. Protestant. 
One of the first settlers. (See history of White River Tp.) 

Jones, J. H.; farmer; 3 m s w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1840. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Jones, J.; farmer; 3^^ m s w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Jroble, I.; farmer ; i m s w Cicero. Born in Switzerland 1825 ; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. German Lutheran. 

Jayne, B. F. ; Christian minister; Shielville. Born in Dundee, 
N. Y., 1827; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Prohibitionist. 
Christian. 

Jacobs, Mrs. C. J.; farmer; i ^^^ m n e Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1820; settled in H. C. 1838. Christian. One of the first 
settlers in this section of country. 

Jacobs, Isaac ; laborer; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1836; settled 
in H. C. 1846. Dem. Christian. 

Jacobs, R. W.; farmer; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1823; settled 
in H. C. 1 861. Dem. Christian. 

JOHNSON, JESSE; farmer; >^ m e Baker's Corner. Born 
in N. C. 1824; settled in H. C. 1844. Neutral. Protest. 

JACKSON, JAMES H.; sawyer ; 5 m s w Shielville. Born in 
H. C. 1842. Rep. Protestant. 



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Jackson, A. R.; farmer and teamster ; 5 m s w Shielville. Born 
in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Jackson, J. J.; farmer; ^ m n e Deming. Born in Ind. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Jackson, Levi ; farmer ; >^ m n e Deming. Born in N. C. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1866. Reformer. Methodist. 

Jacobs, F. M.; farmer and plasterer; 2j^raw Shielville. Born 
in Ohio 1842 ; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Materialist. 

JAY, SYLVANUS ; physician and surgeon ; Deming. Born 
in Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 

Jacobs, A. J.; notary public; Cicero, Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Church of God. 

JENNINGS, Mrs. BETSY; farmer; 2J m s w Cicero. Born 
in Ohio 1813 ; settled in H. C. 1833. Christian. 

Jennings, Joshua ; farmer ; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1848. Rep. Protestant. 

JACOBS, GEORGE; cabinet maker; 3 m w Cicero. Born in 
Ohio 1 831; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Christian. 

Jennings, Joseph ; farmer ; 2 m e Deming. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Friend. 

JOHNSON, JOHN B.; farmer; i ^^ m n w Cicero. Born in 
H. C. 1849. Dem. Protestant. 

JESSUP, ELWOOD; farmer; Deming. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Rep. Friend. 

Johnson, J.; farmer; 2^ m s w Deming. Born in N. C. 1806; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

KITZMILLER, WM.; painter; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

King, Arthur C; miller; Arcadia. Born in England 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Methodist. 

Kinder, J.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1850. Granger. 
Protestant. 

Kinder, Mrs. Mary ; 2 m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. Meth. 



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KREAG, JACOB; cabinet maker; i m e Arcadia. Born in 
H. C. 1849. Dem. Lutheran. 

Knause, J.; house and barn mover; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

KAUFFMAN, DAN.; carpenter; Shielville. Born in Pa. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. 

KNAPP, F. J.; farmer; 2ms Cicero. Born in Ind. 1841 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

Kiser, J. C; farmer; 13^ m s Cicero. Born in N. Y. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Lutheran. 

KEESLING, H. W. ; farmer ; i m s e Deming. Born in Ohio 
1827; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. S. Baptist. 

KLINE, ANDREW; sewing machine agent; P. O. Nobles- 
ville. Born in Germany 1827; settled in H. C. 1864. 
Liberal. Catholic. 

KINDER, J. N.; merchant; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Liberal. Protestant. 

KINDER, H.; merchant and farmer; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Christian. 

KREAG, JOHN; hotel keeper; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Dem. Lutheran. 

KREAG, GEO.; Constable; Cicero. Born in France 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1840, Dem. Lutheran. 

KISTLER, DAVID ; farmer ; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Keblam, N. H.; farmer; i m n e Baker's Corner. Born in N. 
C. 1 8 14; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Knause, J.; farmer and carpenter ; 2 m n e Arcadia. Born in 
Pa. 1832; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Lutheran. 

KRING, WM. C; saw-miller and lumber dealer; Shielville. 
Born in Ind. 1848 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. 

Karr, B.; carpenter; i^^ m s e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 18 17; 
settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 



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Kauffman, Chris.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1800; settled 
in H. C. 1838. Mennonite. 

Kinder, J. A.; farmer; 1 1^ msw Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Methodist. 

Knight, John W.; farmer ; Baker's Corner. Born in N. C. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

KIDWELL, WM.; plasterer; Deming. Born in Va. 181 1; 
settled in H. C. 1835. R^p. Protestant. 

KAUFFMAN, J.; farmer and improved stock raiser; ^ m n 
Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1827; settled in H. C. 1839. Not 
any. Mennonite. 

Kiser, Wm.; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Christian. 

Kinder, B. F.; farmer; 2^^ m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Methodist. 

Kauffman, Abraham ; farmer ; ij4mw Shielville. Born in 
Pa. 18 18; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Protestant. 

KAUFFMAN, J. ; sup't of Walton & Whetstone's stave fac- 
tory; Shielville. Born in Pa. 1840; settled in H. C. 1848. 
Dem. Lutheran. 

KIRBY, J. M.; house, sign, and ornamental painter; Cicero. 
Born in Ky. 1836; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Luth. 

KEESLING, M.; farmer; Deming. Born in Ohio 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. 

KINDER, I. A.; farmer; ij m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Methodist. 

LAWSON, W. C. ; carriage maker ; wagon and carriage shop 
at Arcadia ; all work warranted first-class ; desires the pat- 
ronage of the public. Born in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 
1873. Dem. Christian. 

LAUDIG, A.; cabinet maker and undertaker; i m e Arcadia. 
Born in Pa. 1833; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protest. 

LOSEY, GEORGE W.; teamster; Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 



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LESLIE, J. L.; farmer; 3^ m w Shielville. Born in Ohio 
1849; settled in H. C. 1855. Democrat. 

Leslie, S. P.; farmer; 4 m w Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1840;. 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Methodist. 

Linch, J. S.; retired farmer; 5 m n w Cicero. Born in Ky. 
1807; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Methodist. 

Leonard, J.; farmer; i^ m s e Shielville. Born in Pa. 1816^ 
settled in H. C. 1847. Dem. Lutheran. 

Leonard, A.; farmer; i^mse Shielville. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Lutheran. 

Little, James L; farmer; 4 m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. Protestant. 

LONG, G. ; farmer and Sup't of Millersburg S. S.; i^ m n e 
Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1822; settled in H. C. 1853. Re- 
former. Methodist. 

Long, W. J. farmer; i^ m n e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1853. 
Granger. Protestant. 

Lee, E. ; grist miller; Shielville. Born in Ohio 1833; settled 
in H. C. 1872. Dem. Methodist. 

Lewis, M. farmer ; 2J m w Cicero. Christian. 

LANGOLF, ALBERT ; farmer ; 4 m w Arcadia. Born in Ger- 
many 1828; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Lively, J.; farmer; i^ m s e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Protestant. 

LITTLE, JOHN H.; school-teacher; 4^<( m s w Arcadia. Born 
in H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

Lively, George; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Europe 1804; set- 
tled in H. C. 1859. Methodist. 



McNew, J.; laborer; Shielville. settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. 
Baptist, 

McNew, James; laborer; Shielville. Born in 1846; settled in 
H. C. 1874. Rep. Christian. 



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McCullouch, J.; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1832; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

McConnell, L. ; farmer; 3 m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

MYERS, E. M.; carpenter; Arcadia, Born in Ind. 1844; set- 
tled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Protestant. 

Maris, Temple S.; farmer; i| m e Baker's Corner. Born in N. 
C. 1 841; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

MALOTT, ASA; farmer; 4 m n w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1838. Dem. Protestant. 

Mullin, Phil; farmer; 3 m s e Boxleytown. Born in H. C. 
1849. Dem. Catholic. 

McGill, A.; farmer; 4 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1820; set- 
tled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

McGill, Wm. F.; farmer; 4 m w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Christian. 

McGill, A. A.; farmer; 4 m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Rep. Protestant. 

MILLER, S. P.; farmer; i m e Shielville. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Brethren Church. 

Miller, S. W.; farmer; i m e Shielville. Born in Ohio 1813 ; 
settled in H, C. 1850. Dem. Brethren Church. 

MAXWELL, S. J.; manufacturer of Success Washing Machine; 
firm of Fleming & Maxwell; Shielville, Born in Pa. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Lutheran. 

Maris, John ; retired farmer ; 1 1^ m e Baker's Corner. Born 
in N, C, 1797; settled in H, C. 1870, Rep, Friend, 

MUNDELL, JAMES H,; carpenter; 3 m w Arcadia. Born 
in Pa. 1850; settled in H. C. 1856, Rep, Protestant. 

MILLER, S,; carpenter; Shielville, Born in Germany 1819 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859, Dem, Catholic, 

Mehlig, Chris. ; druggist ; firm of Goodpastur & Mehlig ; Shiel- 
ville. Born in New York City 1848 ; settled in H. C. 1874; 
Rep. Protestant. 



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McGuire, A.; farmer; 2}4 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1840;. 
settled in H. C. 1862. Granger. Methodist. 

Martz, Gideon; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1823 ;. 
settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Regular Baptist. 

McConnell, N. B.; farmer; 3^/^ m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1806; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

MALOTT, WM.; school teacher and farmer; 4 m n w Cicero. 
Born in H. C. 1849. Dcm. Christian. 

Malott, John B. ; farmer; 4 m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 18 19; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Dcm. Protestant. 

McConnell, Jesse; farmer; 33/^ m w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
185 I ; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Christian. 

Morris, E. M.; farmer; i m w Shielville. Born in Ind. 1833 ; 
settled in H. C. 1862. German Baptist. 

Mundel, J.; farmer; 3^ m w Shielville. This man is deaf. He 
refused to give his name and said : ' ' These agents are ras- 
cals and can't have my name." 

McGUIRE, D.; farmer and wagon maker; 3 m w Shielville, 
Born in Va. 1820; settled in H. C. 1865. Methodist. 

McDONAL, J.; tailor; Cicero. Born in Scotland 1836; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Presbyterian. 

Musrush, M.; blacksmith; Cicero. Born in France 1826; set- 
tled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

McNeal, J. H.; saw-miller; Cicero. Born in Pa. 1834; settled 
in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Mangold, C. ; farmer; i/<^ m s Cicero. Born in Germany 1830; 
settled in H. C. . Dem. German Lutheran. 

MITCHELL, A.; saddler and harness maker; Cicero. Born in 
N. C. 181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

MONTGOMERY, PHINEAS; farmer; 5 m n w Cicero. Born 
in Ind. 1838; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

MIESSEN, A.; livery, feed and sale stable, also silver smith pro- 
prietor ; Cicero. Born in Prussia 1845; settled in H. C, 
1868. Liberal. Protestant. 



222 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



McMULLEN, W. G.; farmer; 2\ m n w Arcadia. Born in 
Ind. 1849; settled in H. C. 1851. Dem. Methodist. 

McMullen, H. A.; farmer; \\ m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1852. Dem. Methodist. 

McKinsey, M. B.; Christian minister; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Miller, Joseph ; farmer; i^ m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1847 ! 
settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Martz, William ; farmer; i m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Christian. 

Meehan, M.; farmer; 2)^ m n e Boxleytown. Born in Ireland 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Catholic. 

Myers, S. J.; merchant; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1841; settled 
in H. C. 1859. Rep- Protestant. 

Marsh, G. W.; miller; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 18 15; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Dem. Methodist. 

Martz, N. S.; miller; MiUersburg. Born in H. C. 1845. Gran- 
ger. Christian. 

MYERS, MANNESSES ; farmer ; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Martz, James M.; minister; Arcadia. Bornin H. C. 1845. Rep. 
Christian. 

MARTS, M.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1812; settled in 
H. C. 1837. Rep. Christian. 

Mann, D.; contractor and builder; Arcadia. Born in Ky. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Christian. 

MARTS, ISAAC; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 18 12; set- 
tled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Christian. 

MOUNT, G.; farmer and stock raiser ; 5 m w Shielville. Born 
in Ohio 1826; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Christian. 

Malott, J. B.; farmer; 5 m w Shielville. Born in Ind. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Protestant. 

McCarty, J.; farmer; 2\ m n w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1817 ; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Not any. German Baptist. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 223 



McMullan, J. A.; farmer; S. S. Sup't and Township Trustee ; 
I m w Arcadia. Born in Va. 1827; settled in H. C. 1850. 
Deni. Methodist. 

McMunn, W. E.; carpenter; i^ m s w Shielville. Born in Pa. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Presbyterian. 

MORRIS, P.; farmer; \}4 m s w Shielville. Born in Ohio 
1828 ; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Protestant. 

MORRIS, WM.; laborer; i^^ m s w Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. German Baptist. 

Miller, S.; farmer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1837. Rep. Meth. 

McKinsey, U. B. ; teacher; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1843; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Christian. 

Miller, J. M.; farmer; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1847; settled in 
H. C. 1849. Dem. Protestant. 



Nightenhelser, Fred.; farmer and carpenter ; i^/^ m s e Shiel- 
ville. Born in Ind. 1847 ; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. 
Lutheran. 

Niedhamer, J. F.; Shielville. Born in Germany 1805; settled 
in H. C. 1 87 1. Dem. Catholic. 

NEAL, JABEZ ; minister; Deming. Born in Va. 181 5; set- 
tled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Methodist. 

NIEDHAMER, W. A.; flouring mills ; firm of Niedhamer & 
Walton ; Shielville. Born in Mich. 1838 ; settled in H. C. 
1856. Dem. Philanthropist. 

Niedhamer, Lewis ; farmer ; Shielville. Born in Germany 
1792; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. M. Baptist. 

Newby, J. C; medical student; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Christian. 

NAGLE, GEORGE ; dealer in fine horses ; Arcadia. Born in 
Pa. 1846; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

NEWBY, S. ; farmer and stock raiser; i m e Arcadia. Born in 
Ind. 1827; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Christian. 



224 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



NIEDHAMER, JOSEPH; Shielville. Born in Ala. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. M. Baptist. 

Negley, S. B.; carpenter; Shielville, Born in Ind. 1844; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Christian. 

Noble, W. E.; farmer; 3 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1818; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Methodist. 

Noble, J. W.; farmer; 3 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Protestant. 

Niedhamer, J.; engineer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1855; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Protestant. 

NICHOLDS, J. \V.; barber, hair dresser and confcctioenry ; 
Cicero. Born in Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. 
Protestant. 

NELSON, CHARLES E.; dealer in clothing, dry goods, no- 
tions, &c.; Cicero. Born in N, Y. 1837; settled in H. C. 
1868. Rep. 

NEAL, WILLIAM; attorney at law and notary public; Cicero. 
Born in Ky. 1818 ; settled in H. C. 1839. ^^P- " Protest. 

Neal, T. D.; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1849. Rep. Protest. 

Noble, D. F.; farmer; 4^ m vv Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1835 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Methodist. 

Noble, J. G. ; 4I m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1849; settled in 
H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

Nichleson, Wm.; farmer; 3 m n e Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. United Brethren. 

Nichleson, A.; farmer and stock raiser ; 3I m n e Arcadia. Born 
in Ohio 1806; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Baptist. 

ORR, A. P.; contractor and builder; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Christian. 

OWEN, ALEXANDER ; farmer ; i ^^^ m e Deming. Born in 
N. C. 1838; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Overdrof, G.; farmer; 4% m nw Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Neutral. Protestant. 



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Orth, J.; carpenter; Shielville. Born in Ohio 1837; settled in 
H. C. 1839. Dem. Protestant. 

Owen, Wm. E. ; farmer; i m n Deming. Born in N. C. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Overdorf, D. D.; farmer; i^ m e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant. 

OP, GERALDS; farmer; 3J m w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Dem. Methodist. 

Orear, J.; farmer; 4 m w Cicero. Born in Ky. 1829; settled in 
H. C. 1870. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist, 

PIERSON, L. F.; railroader; Arcadia. Born in Conn. 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Christian. 

Payton, Wm.; laborer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1852; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Perry, J.; brakeman ; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1855 ; settled in 
H. C. 1858. Dem. Christian. 

Picket, M.; teamster; Shielville. Born in Ind. 185 1; settled in 
H. C. 1873. 

Purkey, Wm.; farmer; 2| m s w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Pierce, W. B.; boot and shoemaker; Shielville. Born in N. H. 
1825; settled in H. C. 1864. German Baptist. 

PHILLIPS, A.; broom maker ; i| m n Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1841; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

Phillips, A. J.; farmer; 3^ m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Granger. Protestant. 

PORTER, S. J.; carpenter and contractor; Cicero. Born in 
H. C. 1845. Rep. Christian. 

PAGE, N. H.; blacksmith; ^ m e Baker's Corner. Born in 
N. C. 1832 ; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. U. Brethren. 

Parker, P. A.; farmer; i m w Deming. Born in Ind. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

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226 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



Porter, Wm.; postmaster; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1841. Rep. 
Protestant. 

PERRY, WM. A.; blacksmith; Doming. Born in N. C. 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

PETTIJOHN, JOSEPH ; farmer ; 2)^ m n w Cicero. Born in 
Ohio 1809; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Wesleyan Min- 
ister. 

Porter, T. ; farmer; 2^ m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1835 ; 
settled in H. C. 1837. R^p. Protestant. 

Patton, C. L,; engineer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1840; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Universalist. 

Pierce, Wm. E.; laborer; ij m n Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Purkey, Dan.; farmer; i m w Arcadia. Born in Va. 1805; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Christian. 

Ouear, Joseph; plasterer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1839; settled 
in H. C. 1855. Dem. Lutheran. 

Ouear, C; wagon and carriage maker ; Cicero. 

Quear, J.; plasterer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1836. Dem. 
Lutheran. 

OUICKEL, J.; farmer; i m w Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

RICHWINE, L; saw-miller and farmer ; 2 m n w Cicero. Born 
in Va. 1816; settled in H. C. 1849. Dem. New Light. 

REEVES, E.; stock trader; Cicero. Born in Ireland 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

ROLLINGS, W. S.; dealer in dry goods and groceries; Cicero. 
Born in H. C. 1847. Dem. Protestant. 

REES, ELVIN ; farmer ; 3 m s w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1847, Rep. Protestant. 

ROJER, EMANUEL ; farmer; 3 m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1822; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. New Light. 



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ROJER, WM. M.; farmer; 3 m s w Cicero. Born in Intl. 
1851; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Protestant. 

READER, J. P.; farmer; 5 m n w Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1848; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Reams, Wm.; machinist; Shielvillc. Born in Va. 1828; settled 
in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 

REVIS, WESLEY ; farmer ; i^ m e Deming. Born in N. C. 
1849; .settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Friend. 

REVIS, JOHN W.; farmer; i m e Deming. Born in N. C. 
185 I ; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Ross, M. M.; farmer; 5 m w Shielville. Born in H. C. 1828. 
Dem. Christian. 

ROBERTS, WM. H.; farmer ; 6 m w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Christian. 

Roberts, E.; farmer; 6 m w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 181 1; 
settled in H. C. 1 841. Rep. Methodist. 

RICHARDS, L.; farmer; 4m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Roberts, J. A.; farmer; 4J mnw Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

ROBERTS, F. J.; carpenter; 4 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Christian. 

Reasner, J. B.; farmer; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Granger. Protestant. 

ROBERTS, EATON ; farmer; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in N.C. 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Roberts, Mary; farmer; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 1821; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Wesleyan Methodist. 

ROBERTS, ELI ; farmer ; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

RUMMEL, B. F.; plasterer; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1851 ; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem, Protestant. 

Robbins, H.; broom maker; i| m n Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1839. German Baptist. 



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ROLLINGS, E. M.; farmer; 3! m n w Cicero. Born in H. 
C. 1850. Neutral. Protestant. 

Rollings, Wm. K.; retired farmer; 3I m n w Cicero. Born in 
Va. 1792; settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Protestant. Mr. 
Rollings settled here when this was a wilderness. 

REEVES, R. R.; dry goods merchant; firm of Reeves & San- 
ders; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1851 ; settled in H. C. 1859. 
Rep. Episcopalian. 

Reveal, L. C; farmer; i^ m sw Cicero. Born in H. C. 1843. 
Dem. Christian. 

Roudebush, E. H.; teacher; i m e Arcadia. Born in Ohio 
1849; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Christian. 

RAMSEY, W. H.; dealer in drugs, medicines, groceries, &c.; 
Deming. Born in H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Rodgers, John F.; mechanic; Deming. Born in Ind. 1850 ; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

ROBERTS, P.; farmer; 4^ m n w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Roberts, Theo.; farmer; 43^ m n w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

ROBERTS, W,; farmer; 4^ m n w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Roberts, Wm. P.; farmer; 53^ m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1843. Rep. Methodist. 

Rice, N.; farmer, S. S. Sup't; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in Ky. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Wesleyan Meth. 

Russel, Jas. W.; farmer; Shielville. Born in Ky. 1841 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Rhoades, Phil.; farmer; ^ m w Shielville. Born in Ind. 1849. 
Dem. Methodist. 

Ross, W. J.; wagon and carriage maker; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Lutheran. 

Railings, Isaac; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in H, C. 1843. 
Dem. Protestant. 



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Ross, P. J.; retired farmer; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1827; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Dem. Christian. 

Rodenbeck, C; wagon maker; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Methodist. 

Roberts, Astin ; farmer; 2J m e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Protestant. 

ROBERTS, D.; boot and shoemaker ; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1831 ; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Methodist. 

ROBINSON, C; blacksmith; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Christian. 

RABER, WM.; farmer; 3 m s e Cicero; P. O., Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Protest. 



Shaul, Jacob N.; farmer; 3 m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1815 ; 
settled in H. C. 1825. Dem. New Light. 

Stanley, Eli ; farmer ; i m n e Baker's Corner. Born in N. C. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Protestant. 

Sowers, G.; farmer; 2J m n e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Granger. Lutheran. 

Shiel, M.; farmer; Shielville. Born in Ireland 1797; settled in 
H. C. 1835. One of the first settlers. Dem. Catholic. 

STAUTER, HENRY ; mechanic; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

SWIGET, MARY A.; farmer ; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Del. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1849. Methodist. 

Schneeberger, John; farmer; 2^ m w Shielville. Born in 
Switzerland 1827; settled in H. C. 1857. Ger. Methodist. 

Snyder, J.; carpenter; 3 m n w Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Not any. 

SWEAT, J.; farmer; 4^ m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 183 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

.Sweat, H. F. ; farmer; 4J m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 



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STOKES, JACOB ; farmer ; ^ m s w Shielville. Born in H. 
C. 1842. Dem. Granger. Protestant. 

Snyder, D. H.; farmer; 2 m s w Shielville. Born in Pa. 1848 ; 
settled in H. C. 1855. Neutral. Evangelical Association. 

STEPHENSON, G. R.; shoemaker; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
185 I ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

Stannard, R. G. ; miller; Arcadia. Born in England 1845 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Starky, J. M.; miller; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1852; settled in 
H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

SHAFER, W. H.; blacksmith; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Protestant. 

SANDERS, H. B.; farmer; r m s w Arcadia. Born in Ohio 
1830; settled in H. C. 1837. ^.ep. Methodist. 

STAUTER, SAMUEL N.; cabinetmaker; Arcadia. Born in 
Pa. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

Stauter, A. N.; school-teacher; Born in Pa. 1846; settled in 
H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Stafford, Isaac; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1839; settled 
in H. C. 1872. Rep. Christian. 

Shafer, John; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ohio 18 17; settled 
in H. C. 1 84 1. Dem. Lutheran. 

Sims, Wm. F.; farmer; 25^ m w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1848. 
Rep. Protestant. 

SIMS, JOHN F.; farmer ; 2^ mw Cicero; Born in Ind. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

SUMNER, E. S.; farmer; 2| m w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1813; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

SMITH, T. B. ; farmer and stock dealer; ^ m s Cicero. Born 
in Ohio 1820; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Universalist. 

Sowers, H. F.; farmer; 1 54! m s Cicero. Born in Germany 
1832; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Protestant. 

STURDIVANT, HENRY A.; farmer; i>^meDeming. Born 
in H. C. 1 841. Rep. Protestant. 



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Smith, J. B.; farmer; 5 m s w Shielville. Born in N. C. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Christian. 

Shaul, Alanson; farmer; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1838. Rep. Protestant. 

Six, Geo.; merchant; Cicero. Born in Va. 1800; settled in H. 
C. 1865. Dem. Christian. 

Six, Preston; merchant; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1841 ; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Christian. 

SMALL, LEVI ; mechanic and hotel keeper ; Cicero. Born in 
Pa. 18 17; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep- Methodist. 

Simpson, D.; merchant; Cicero. Born in Ohio 181 5; settled 
in H. C. 1869. Dem. Methodist. 

Slack, Albert ; carpenter; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1845. Dem. 
Protestant. 

SHEPHERD, THADIUS ; farmer ; 4 m w Cicero. Born in 
N. C. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Studivant, Ben. ; farmer ; ^ m e Deming. Born in Va. 1 8 1 5 ; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Protestant. 

Smith, D.; farmer; 5)^ m n w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 1820 ; 
settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Christian. Mr. Smith is 
one of the first settlers in this part of the country. A tree 
still remains on his farm bearing the hatchet marks made 
by the Indians, while taking the bark from the trunk for 
their wigwams. 

Smith, M.; farmer; 5^ m n w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 1847 5 
settled in H. C. 1847. Rep- Protestant. 

STOUT, H. H.; physician; Deming. Born in N. C. 1840; set- 
tled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

SHANNON, S. D.; Justice of Peace; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1845. R^P- Methodist. 

Scott, James; farmer. Born in Ohio 1830; settled in H. C. 
1859. Dem. Christian. 

Snoberger, J. J.; carpenter; 2^ m w Shielville. Born in H.C, 
1853. Rep. Methodist. 



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Stauter, J. N.; brick mason; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Stauter, J.; brick mason ; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1829; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Schmidt, H.; boot and shoemaker ; Arcadia. Born in Germany 
1839; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Christian. 

Scherer, L. E. ; farmer; i| m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Scherer, M. E. ; farmer; i^ m s w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Evangel. Lutheran. 

SANDERS, I. M.; farmer and stock dealer; near Cicero. Born 
in Ind. 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Smith, E. H.; broom maker; i^ m n Arcadia. Born in Ky. 
1828 ; settled in H, C. 1857. Rep, Granger. Methodist. 

Stokes, John ; farmer; i^ m s Shielville. Born in Pa. 181 1; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Granger. Mennonite. 

Smeltzer, E. G. ; farmer; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1852. Neu- 
tral. Protestant. 

Shaffer, G. W.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1852. Dem. 
Lutheran. 

SANDERS, JOHN W.; farmer and stock raiser; Cicero. Born 
in Ohio 1827; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep- Protestant. 

Scott, A.; bridge carpenter; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. 

Shiel, James ; farmer and notary public ; Shielville. Born in 
Ireland 1820; settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Catholic. 

Sterrelt, J.; teamster; Shielville. Born in Pa. 183 1 ; settled in 
H. C. 1861. Rep. 

Sims, L. H.; farmer; 2J m w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Stawton & Clifford; attorneys and councellors at law. Collec- 
tions promptly made. 

SHAFER, S.; farmer; 2^^ mn c Cicero. Born in Ohio 1826; 
settled in H. C. iS";!. Dem. Protestant. 



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Shafer, Theo.; farmer; 2^ m n e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Shope, A.; farmer; i^ m n e Cicero. Born in Ohio 1850. 
settled in H. C. 1866, Dem. Protestant. 

SHOPE, JAMES F.; farmer ; i^ m n e Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1852; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Protestant 

Schlesselman, H.; Pastor German Lutheran Church; i^ m s e 
Arcadia. Born in Germany 1846; settled in H. C. 1869. 

STARTZMAN, S.; physician and surgeon; Arcadia. Born in 
Md. 1818; settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Lutheran. 

STEPHENSON, Z. T.; boot and shoemaker ; Cicero. Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Methodist. 

STANTON, J. B.; attorney; Cicero. Born in Md. 1826; set- 
tled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Methodist. 

Shoaf, Isaiah; peddler; Cicero. Born in Pa. 1828; settled in 
H. C. 1859. Dem. Methodist. 

Shaw, Jefferson ; carpenter; Born in Ind. 183 1 ; settled in H. 
C. 1833. Dem. Protestant. 

SANDERS, BENJ. P.; farmer; i m s Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Protestant. 

Smith, Wm. K.; farmer; 2 m s w Cicero. Born in Ohio 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Christian. 

Shaul, Isaac; farmer; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in H. C. 1836; 
Rep. Christian. 

SOWERWINE, WILLIAM; farmer; li m w Cicero. Born 
in Va. 1826; settled in H. C. 1849. Granger. Lutheran 

Sencer, T. ; painter; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1836; settled in H. 
C. 1853. Dem. Protestant. 

SOWERWINE, WM. G.; farmer; i mw Cicero. Born in H. 
C. 185 1. Rep. Lutheran. 

SUMNER, G. C; blacksmith; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Christian. 

Sanders, A. P.; dealer in dry goods and groceries; Cicero. 
Born in Ind, 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Liberal. 



234 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Smith, Wm.; dealer in stoves and tin-ware; Cicero. Born in 
Germany 1836; settled in H. C. i860. Dem. Christian. 

Sharp, J. C; carpenter and contractor; Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. Methodist. 

Slack, J.; retired farmer; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1818 ; settled 
in H. C. 1835. Dem. Protestant. 

SOWERWINE, JOHN; retired farmer; i m n w Cicero. 
Born in Va. 1796; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Luth. 

Sawers, Henry; miller; 3^^ m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Protestant. 



Trietch, J.; farmer; ^ m n w Arcadia. Born in Germany 
1836; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Lutheran. 

Trout, E.; farmer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1848. Dem. Prot. 

Turner, R. E.; farmer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1852. Rep. 
Protestant. 

TAYLOR, S.; carpenter; Cicero. Born in Ky. 1815 ; settled 
in H. C. 1870. Dem. Christian. 

TUCKER, A. R.; physician and surgeon ; Cicero. Born in 
Indianapohs 1844; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Christ. 

Tharp, D. ; printer; Cicero. Born in Ohio 1821 ; settled in H. 
C. 1872. Rep. Lutheran. 

TAYLOR, C. C; CARRIAGE PAINTER and TRIMMER; 
Arcadia. Born in Ohio 1835; settled in H. C. 1862. 
Rep. Christian. 

TEAL, JOHN C; Arcadia. Born in Sweden 1848; settled in 
H. C. 1854. Dem. Materialist. 

TUCKER. ELIAS W.; machinist; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1848. Dem. Protestant. 

TUCKER. ANDREW ; farmer and hotel keeper ; Arcadia. 
Born in Ky. 18 12; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Protest. 

Thompson, W. M.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Ky. 1798; set- 
tled in H. C. 1837. Lib. Methodist. 



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Thompson, S. L. ; farmer ; 5 m w Shielville. Born in H C. 1841. 
Granger. Protestant. 

Trimble, Robert; farmer ; i^^ m w Shielville. Born in Ireland 
1832 ; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Thomas, W. R.; farmer; i m w Cicero. Born in N. C. 1825 ; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Taylor, J. W.; merchant; Cicero. Born in Va. 1835; settled 
in H. C. 1855. Dem. Lutheran. 

TURNER, WILLIAM; engineer; Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1849. Liberal. Protestant. 

TIDLER, W. E.; farmer and painter ; 2 m n w Cicero. Born 
in Va. 1836; settled in H. C. 1866. Neutral. Protestant. 

Titus, D. A.; farmer; i| m s Shielville. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Protestant. 

TIMMON, J. L.; farmer; 4 m n e Cicero. Born in Ind. 1854; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. Protestant. 



Unger, G. J.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Germany 1829; set- 
tled in H. C. 1856. Dem. G. Lutheran. 

UNTHANK, N.; carpenter; ij m n Deming. Born in N. C. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Methodist. 

URBAN, PHIL.; carriage and wagon maker; Cicero. Born in 
France 1846; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. Lutheran. 

Urban, G. W. ; carriage and wagon maker ; Cicero. Born in 
H. C. 1852. Dem. Lutheran. 

Urban, C. ; blacksmith; Cicero. Born in France 1837; settled 
in H. C. 1848. Dem. Lutheran. 

Urban, M.; farmer; i m s w Cicero. Born in France 1808; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Dem. German Lutheran. 



Vole, Geo. ; boot and shoemaker ; ij4mse Arcadia. Born in 
Germany 1835 ; settled in H. C. 1869. G. Lutheran. 



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Wright, J. W.; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1840. Rep. Prot. 

Whisler, J. W.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1812; settled 
in H. C. 1842. Granger. Protestant. 

Whisler, J. S. ; mechanic; Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1807; settled 
in H. C. 1863. Dem. Protestant. 

WARFEL, N.; wagon and buggy manufacturer; Shielville. 
Born in Pa. 1833; settled in H. C 1865. Dem. 

WARD, ROBERT; machinist; Shielville. Born in Ohio 1848: 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Methodist. 

Wheeler, J.; farmer; ^ m e Baker's Corner. Born in N. C. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

Watson, D. ; farmer; 35^ m w Cicero. Born in N. C. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Worley, R. A.; farmer; ^ m e Cicero. Born in Va. 1819 ; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Old School P. Baptist. 

Waldon, M.; farmer; 3 m e Boxleytown. Born in N. C. 1808; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Methodist. 

Winburn, B. B.; farmer; 6 m n w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1809; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Methodist. 

Winburn, H.; farmer; 6 m w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 1806 ; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Methodist. 

Winburn, J. B.; farmer; 6 m w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1842; 
Rep. Protestant. 

WIGGS, J. K. ; toll-gate keeper; i m w Cicero. Born in N. 
C. 1801 ; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. R. Baptist. 

WARREN, DANIEL ; farmer ; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Rep. Christian. 

WHETSTONE, DAN ; receiving clerk ; Shielville. Born in 
Ind. 1853; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Protestant* 

WILLS, N.; sawyer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1854; settled in 
H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

WILLIAMS, A. B.; farmer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1857; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. Catholic. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 237 



WHISLER, H.; blacksmith; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 185 i. Dem. Protestant. 

Walter, George ; boot and shoemaker ; Cicero. Born in France 
1846; settled in H. C. 1855. G. Lutheran. 

White, A. T. , farmer; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1852; settled in 
H. C. 1865. R^T- Protestant. 

Walter, George ; boot and shoemaker ; Cicero. Born in 
France 1815 ; settled in H. C. 1855, Dem. Ger. Reform. 

Winter, Henry ; wagon maker ; 2^ m s w Cicero. Born in 
Germany 1823 ; settled in H. C. i860. Dem. Ger. Luth. 

WHISLER, J. C; farmer ; 2)^ m s w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1842 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Winburn, Louis ; farmer ; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in N. C. 
1800; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Christian. 

WINBURN, L. H.; farmer; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1848 ; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Christian. 

Winburn, G. C; farmer ; 5 m w Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1852 ; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

Wiles, William ; farmer ; 3 ^ m n w Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1 844. Granger. Christian. 

Waltz, J.; farmer; i J^ m e Arcadia. ■ Born in Pa. 1813 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Lutheran. 

Wilhams, M.; laborer; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1852; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Dem. 

Williams, Oliver ; farmer ; i ^ m s e Deming. Born in Ind. 
1853; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Williams, Solomon; farmer; ij m s e Deming. Born in Pa. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

WILSON, THOS. H.; carpenter ; Deming. Born in Canada 
1849; settled in H. C. 1873. For the right. Pres. 

Williams, A.; farmer; i<( m s Deming. Born in Ind. 185 1; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Wiles, Elizabeth; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in N. C. 1831; settled 
in H. C. 185 1, Christian. 



238 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Wright, M. W.; farmer; 2| m s w Arcadia. Born in Va. 1810; 
settled in H. C. 1841. Granger. Methodist. 

WILES, A. B.; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in Pa. 1806; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Granger. Christian. 

Winders, T. S.; farmer; 3^ m n w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1857. Neutral. Protestant. 

Waltz, Henry; farmer; 2^ m nw Arcadia. Born in Ind. 18-5; 
settled in H. C. 1825. Dem. Lutheran. 

WALTON, A. G.; dealer in dry goods, groceries, clothing, &c., 
&c.; firm of Walton & Whisler ; Shielville. Born in Pa. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Christian. 

Whisler, J. M.; dealer in dry goods, gi-oceries, clothing, &c., &c.; 
firm of Walton & Whisler; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1845. 
Dem. Protestant 

Wolff, F. M.; clerk; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1855. Democrat. 
Protestant. 

Wolff, W. H.; merchant; Shielville. Born in Ind. 1847; set- 
tled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Weer, H.; farmer; i^ m w Shielville. Born in Ind. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Christian. 

Warman, J. W.; dry goods clerk; i^ m n Arcadia. Born in 
H. C. 1 85 1. Dem. Protestant. 

WARMAN, F.; farmer and flouring mills ; i^^ m n Arcadia. 
Born in Ind. 1824; settled in H. C. 185 1. Dem. Christ. 

Whetstone, D., Sen.; stave factory ; firm of Walton & Whet- 
stone ; i^ m s Shielville. Born in Ohio 1815; settled in 
H. C. 1863. Dem. German Baptist. 

Whetstone, J.; farmer; i| m s Shielville. Born in Ind. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Not any. 

Whisler, L.; carpenter; i| m s w Shielville. Born in Ind. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Christian. 

Whisler, J. W.; farmer; i m s Shielville. Born in Pa. 18 13; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 239 



WINSLOW, J. T. ; livery, feed and sale stable; Cicero. Born 
in Vt. 1849; settled in H. C. . Rep. Protestant. 

WILLIAMSON, O. D.; farmer- J m w Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

WEBSTER, N. W,; farmer; 2ms vv Cicero. Born in Ohio 
1842; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

WHITE, S. G.; farmer ; 6 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1825 ; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

WHITE, B. C; farmer; 6 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C, 
1849; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

Warford, F. M.; physician and surgeon ; Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Wison, H. E.; farmer; 2 m n e Baker's Corner. Born in N. 
C. 1826; settled in H. C. 1865. Liberal. Protestant. 

WHISLER & SON ; dealers in dry goods, groceries, notions, 
&c ; ij m n Arcadia. 

WHISLER, J. E.; firm of Whisler & Son; ij m n Arcadia. 
Born in Pa. 1808; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Methodist. 

WHISLER, S. N.; firm of Whisler & Son; ij m n Arcadia. 
Born in Ind. 1852; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Prot. 

WINDERS, O. P.; log merchant; Cicero. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Rep. Protestant, 

Willits, J.; drayman; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1838; settled in 
H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

WELCH, JOHN T. ; clerk in stave yard; Cicero; Born in Ind. 
1855; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Lutheran. 

WILES, JOHN B.; farmer; 3 m n w Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1828. Dem. Christian. 

YENCEL, J. H.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1852 ; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Protestant. 

Yencel, H.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1824; settled 
in H. C. 1867. Dem. Lutheran. 

Yencel, A.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1824; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Lutheran. 



240 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



Washington Township is situated in the western portion of 
the county, and is bounded on the north by Adams and Jack- 
son, on the east by Noblesville, on the south by Clay and Del- 
aware townships, and on the west by Boone county, and con- 
tains an area of 56 square miles. It is watered by Eagle, Cold, 
and Finley Creeks. Westfield is its largest village, and contains 
a population of 600. Eagletown and Joliet are also thriving 
villages. The soil of the township is excellent, the country 
slightly undulating and finely timbered. 

Among the first settlers we note the names of Charles Davis, 
Frank Stultz, Ephraim Stout and Joel Barker, and William 
Moon, who is the oldest settler in the township now living. 

Some claim this as the banner township of the county. 
They have 1 180 school children, and 20 school houses valued 
at ^12,000. 

Calvin Hunt, Township Trustee. 

Vote 1872: Republican, 733; Democrat, 104. 

CHURCHES. 

M. E. Church, Westfield ; membership, 32 ; Rev. W. Blake, 
pastor ; Sunday school scholars, 100 ; Charity Williams, sup't. 

Chester Friends Church; membership, 100; Sunday school 
scholars, 50 ; Luther Tomlinson, superintendent ; property, ^800. 

Green A^ood Friends' Church; membership, 150; Sunday 
school scholars, 50; Samuel Wells, sup't ; property, 1^950. 

Wesleyan Church, Westfield ; membership, 48 ; Rev. H. C. 
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242 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



West, pastor; Sunday school scholars, 40; C. R. Hunt, sup't ; 
value of church property, ;^I200. 

United Brethren Church ; membership, 40 ; Rev. Peters, 

pastor ; Sunday school scholars, 30 ; John Taylor, sup't. 

Pleasant Grove Friends' Church ; membership, 80 ; Sunday 
school scholars, 40 ; Morris Jessup, Superintendent ; value of 
church property, ;^500. 

Sugar Grove M. E. Church ; membership, 40 ; Blake, pastor ; 
Sunday school scholars, 40 ; Jesse Lane, Superintendent ; value 
of church property, $7$'^- 

Eagle Creek Christian Church ; membership, 75 ; Aaron 
Walker, pastor ; Sunday school scholars, 40 ; M. Elston, Su- 
perintendent ; value of church property, ;^8oo. 

Hinkle's Creek Friends' Church ; membership, 221 ; organized 
1833; Sunday school scholars, 40; Catherine Haworth, Super- 
intendent; value of church property, ^$2200. 

Westfield Christian Church; membership, 45. 

Eagle Creek Friends' Church; membership, 120; Sunday 
school scholars, 40; value of church property, ^1000. 

Westfield Friends' Church ; membership, 200 ; Sunday school 
scholars, 80 ; Cyrus A. Baldwin, Sup't ; value of church prop- 
erty, :$2000. 

Oak Ridge Friends' Church; membership, 80; Sunday school 
scholars, 30 ; value of church property, ;!^450. 

Poplar Ridge Friends' Church; membership, 140; Sunday 
school scholars, 50; Elwood Henley, Sup't; value of church 
property, ^1500. 

Poplar Ridge Weslcyan Church ; membership, 80 ; Sunday 
school scholars, 40 ; Wm. Talbot, Sup't ; value of church pro- 
perty, $600. 

Pleasant Grove M. E. Church ; membership, 50 ; D. D. Pow- 
ell, pastor; Sunday school scholars, 40; H. A, Esken, Sup't; 
value of church property, ;^700. 



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Carmel M. E. Church ; membership, 30 ; value of church 
property, $600. 

LODGES. 

Westfield Chapter, No. 74, R. A. Masons. 

Westfield Lodge, No. 115, A. F. and A. M.; membership, 
57; value of Lodge property, i^isoo; organized May 30, 185 i. 

Carmel Lodge No. 401, I. O. O. F. ; membership, 20; value 
of property, $goo. 

Poplar Ridge Grange ; membership, 26 ; organized November 
26, 1873. 

Washington Grange, No. 139; membership, 30; organized 
May 10, 1873. 

Joliet Grange, No. 789 ; membership, 38. 

Eagle Creek Grange, No. 662 ; membership, 40. 

Crescent Grange, No. 663; membership, 23 ; organized 1873. 

Pontious Lodge No. 160, L O. O. F., Westfield; member- 
ship, 24; value of property, ^1,400. 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school houses in township, 18 ; total estimated 
value of school property, ;^ 14, 000; special school tax on each 
;^ I GO, 25 cents ; poll, 50 cents; total estimated special school 
tax, ;^3, 080,50; number of volumes in township library, 480; 
total enumeration of children between the ages of six and twenty- 
one, 1084; number of pupils admitted into the schools, 11 20; 
number of districts in which schools were taught, 18, two district 
graded schools, and one township graded school ; average length 
of school in days, 100; numberof teachers employed, 24; average 
daily compensation of teachers employed : primary, males, 
;^2.i6; females, ;^i.87. In addition to the above, Westfield 
adds nearly ;^3,ooo to the value of school property in the town- 
ship. 

DIRECTORY OF WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 

Allen, Thomas C. ; farmer ; i^ m n e Eagletown, Born in N. 
C. 1830; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 



244 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



ARMSTEAD, JAMES; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1853; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Albertson, W. N.; farmer; 3 m s e Westfield. Born in Ind, 
1834; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 

ARNETT, V. M.; blacksmith; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1821 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Allen, Samuel C; farmer ; i m s w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. Friend. 

Andrews, Henry; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ohio 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Anderson, Thomas ; farmer ; ^ m s w Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1838; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Applegate, A. J.; physician and surgeon; Eagletown. Born in 
Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

Anderson, Wm. M. ; blacksmith ; 6 m n w Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1821 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 



Beauchamp, Jesse ; farmer ; 4I m n w Westfield. Born in S. 
C. 1812; settled in H. C. 1841. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Barker, S. P.; farmer; 3 m n w Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
1849; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

Barnes, Z.; farmer; 2 m n Joliet. Born in Ohio 1836; settled 
in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

Beals, John; farmer; i m n e Westfield. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, John ; retired farmer ; i m n Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1809; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, A. H.; farmer; 2j m s w Westfield. Born 1848. Rep. 
Friend. 

Barker, Edwin; farmer; 2^ m s w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Friend. 

Baldwin, Isaac; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1805; set- 
tled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 



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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 245 

Barker, W. D.; farmer; ^ m n Lamong. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Rep. Friend. 

Barker, John ; retired farmer; ^ m n Lamong. Born in N. C. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, J. D.; farmer; ^ m n Lamong. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, Enoch; farmer ; i m n e Lamong. Born in Ind. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

Burress, J. P.; farmer and local preacher; i m w Lamong. Born 
in Ohio 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Methodist. 

Bowman William M.; farmer and trader ; Westfield. Born in 
H. C. 1835. Rep. 

Brittain, Henry ; farmer ; 2 m s Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1857. Democrat, 

Bowman, C. R. ; retired merchant; Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1815; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Baker, G. H,; farmer; Westfield. Born in Pa. 1811 ; settled 
in H. C. 1850. Rep. Hicksite Friend. 

BARKER, CALEB ; GARDENER ; Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 1842; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Bush, Henry; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1850; settled 
in H. C. 1869. Rep. 

Barker, Elias ; farmer; Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1820; set- 
tled in H. C. . Rep. Friend. 

Brittian, Wm.; farmer ; i| m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1839. Dem. Christian. 

Boyd, O. M.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1829; settled 
in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, Levi ; farmer; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1856. Rep. 
Friend. 

Barker, Joseph ; farmer ; 2 m n w Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, E. D.; farmer; 2 m n w Eagletown. Born in H. C. 
1856. Rep. Friend. 



246 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Bradfield, EHas ; farmer ; 3 m n w Westfield. ■ Born in Ohio 
1806; settled in H. C. 1830. Dem. Wesleyan Meth. 

Bradfield, E. H.; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep. Methodist. 

Barker, Zimri ; farmer; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Rep. Friend. 

Beauchamp, W. H.; 4^ m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 1840; 
Rep. Friend. 

Beals, Phebe E.; farmer; 3 m n Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1832 ; settled in H. C. 1844. Friend. 

Bever, Elias ; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ind. 1832; settled in 
H. C. 1854. 

Bever, Elijah; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ind. 1837; settled 
in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Barker, Eli; farmer; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1841. Rep. 
F'riend. 

Beaver, George; farmer; 3)^ n Westfield. Born in Ind. 1854; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Briles, N. R. ; farmer; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Barker, Cyrus; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, Joel ; farmer and brickmason ; 2 m n w Westfield. Born 
in N. C. 1820; .settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Friend. 

Baldwin, J. C; farmer ; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1821 ; settled 
in H. C. 1844, Rep. Friend. 

Baldwin, David ; farmer ; i^ m s Westfield. Born in N. C. 18 1 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Friend. 

Baldwin, N. D.; farmer; ^ m s Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. Friend. 

Brown, O. F.; saddle and harness maker; Westfield. Born in 
Ohio 1830; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Baptist. 

Brown, R. R.; tinner; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1831; settled 
in H. C. 1867. Rep. Friend. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 24/ 

Benson, J. L.; physician and surgeon ; firm of Benson & Kane ; 
Westfield. Born in N. C. 1 8 18; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. 

Ballard, Ralph ; cabinet maker and undertaker ; Westfield. Born 
in Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Protestant. 

Branch, Hanibal ; hireling; Westfield. Born in Ala. 1839; 
settled in H, C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Barker, A. L.; carriage maker and painter; Westfield. Born 
in H. C 1838. Rep. 

Brindel, John F.; farmer; 5I m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 
1853 ; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Boon, Paul ; farmer and mechanic; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in 
Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1839. l^cp. Wesleyan Meth. 

Boon, John ; mechanic ; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1799; settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Friend. 

Brunson, Alonzo; prop'r saw mill, B. &G.; i m s e Westfield. 
Born in Ohio 1846; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Friend. 

BROWN, Miss H. O.; milliner ; firm of Lovell & Brown; West- 
field. Born in Ind. 1846. Christian. 

Bussh, Solomon ; farmer ; 2f m s e Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. 

Ballard, James; farmer; 2| m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1851. 

Bowman, Thomas C. ; farmer ; i m w Eagletown. Born in 
Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Friend, 

Barker, Allen ; farmer ; ^ m e Eagletown. 

BRAY, HENRY; farmer and Co. Com.; 5 m n w Noblesvillc. 
Born in Ky. 181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Protest. 

BRiVY, WM. C; farmer and tile manufacturer; firm of Bray & 
Sons; 5 m n w Noblesvillc. Born in H. C. 1842. Rep. 
Friend. 

Bradfield, E. B. ; farmer ; 3 m n e Westfield. 

Bray, Aaron M.; farmer and tile manufacturer; firm of Bray & 
Sons; 5mn w Noblesvillc. Born in H. C. 1851. Rep, 
Friend. 



248 HAMILTON COUNTY. ' 

BRAY, J. M.; farmer and raiser and dealer in fine stock; ij 
m s w Deming. Born in Ind. 1819; settled in H. C. 1834. 
Rep. Friend. 

Bray, J. D.; farmer ; i| m w of s Deming. Born in Ind. 185 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Bales, Lemuel ; farmer ; 1 1/^ m s w Deming. Born in Ohio 
1822 ; settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

Bales, Thomas; retired farmer; ij m s w Deming. Born in 
Tenn. 1791 ; settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

Burris, Pleasant; farmer; 2^ m s w Deming. Born in Ind. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, Ezra; farmer; 3 m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 

Barker, Isaac ; farmer ; j4 m n Westfield. 

BALLARD, JESSE; farmer; 22^ m s e Eagletown. Born in 
N. C. 1807; settled in H. C. 1844. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Ballard, Henry ; farmer ; 2^ m s e Eagletown. Born in H. C. 
1848. Republican. 

Bush, W. H.; farmer; li m n e Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
1847; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Brown, Mrs. Neal ; farmer ; i|^ m s e Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1823; settled in H. C. 1852. 

BALLARD, ABSALOM ; farmer ; ^ m s Eagletown. Born 
inN. C. 1818; settled in H. C. 1841. Anti-Secret. Friend. 

Bowman, George W.; retired farmer; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; 
P. O., Joliet. Born in S. C. 1817 ; settled in H. C. 1834. 

Ballard, Franklin; carpenter; 7 m n c Zionsville, B. C; P. O. , 
Joliet. Born in Ohio 1838; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. 

Barker, J. C; farmer; 2^ m n w Eagletown. Born in H. C. 
185 1. Rep. Friend. 

BROWN, O. H.; Druggist; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1831 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Friend. 

BRUNSON, JOHN; Mechanic and Machinist; 3 m n w Car- 
mel. Born in Ohio 1841; settled in H. C. 1866. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 249 

BRAY, J. M., Jr.; farmer and tile manufacturer; firm of Bray 

81 Sons ; 6 m n w . Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. 

Friend. 

Brittain, W. D. ; farmer; i )^ m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Bond, Rufus ; laborer; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 185 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. 

Ballard, Levi; farmer; 2 J m s Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1848. 
Rep. Friend. 

Brown, J. G. ; tailor; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ky. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 

Brendel, Edward ; farmer ; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1834. 

BRENDLE, F. P.; farmer; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in N.C. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1833. Protestant. 

Brendle, J. W.; farmer; Zionsville. Born in H. C. 1858. 

Brendle, R. A. ; farmer ; 7 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

Bond, Calvin ; cabinet maker and undertaker ; 2 m n Carmel. 
Born in Ind. 1830; settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Friend. 

Baldwin, Cyrus A.; farmer and teacher ; i m e Westfield. Born 
in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

Beaver, Wm.; farmer; 3^ m n Westfield. Born in Ind. 1823 ; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 



Copeland, J.; farmer; 2}4 m s e Westfield. Born in Ind. 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. 

Cox, Richard F. ; retired farmer ; 2 J m s e Westfield. Born in 
N. C. 1825; settled in H. C. 1831. Rep. Friend. 

Carey, Richard; farmer; i^ m s e Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. . Rep. Friend. 

CLAMPITT, JOELK.; farmer; i m s e Westfield. Born in 
Ind. 1837; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 



250 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Clark, W. C; farmer; 2 m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Clark, Caleb ; farmer ; 2 m n e Westfield. 

CHANCE, JOHN ; proprietor steam thrasher; 2| m n e West- 
field. Born in Ohio 1839; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. 
Wesleyan Methodist. 

Cloud. Seth ; farmer; 1^ m s of e Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Cain, John ; farmer ; 2 m s e Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1845 I 
settled in H. C. 18—. 

Clark, Alpheus ; farmer ; 3I m s vv Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1847 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Clark, Edmon ; farmer; 31^ m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Clark, Milton ; farmer ; 2^ m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 

Cloud, Mordecai ; farmer ; 2 1^ m s w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1808; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep- Friend. 

Clark, Harmon ; farmer ; 2 m s w Westfield. Born in N, C. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Friend. 

Corbin, John M.; farmer ; 7 m n e Zionsville, B.C.; P.O., Joliet. 
Born in Ky. 1808; settled in H. C. 1861. Dem. Christ. 

Carl, Jesse ; farmer ; 7I m n e Zionsville. 

Conrad, Sam'l N. ; carpenter; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1850. 

Cox, L. L. ; carpenter; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1850. 

Cain, Nathan; carpenter; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Rep. 

Chance, E. N.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind 1847. Rep. 

Collier, Joseph B. ; retired farmer; Eagletown. Born in Va. 
1822; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Chance, Elias N.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1848. 

Carey, Cyrus; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1829; settled 
in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 2$! 

Carey, EH ; farmer ; 2J m n e Westfield. Born in Ohio 1825 ; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

Cook, Milton; farmer; 2 m n e Westfield. Born in Ind. 183 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 

CLOUD, JOEL ; farmer and BLACKSMITH ; 2 m s e Eagle- 
town. Born in Tenn. 1800; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. 
Friend. 

Cloud, Joseph ; farmer ; 2 m s e Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1842 ; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Carey, J.; farmer; 2| m s w Westfield. Born in Ohio 1831 ; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 

Clark, H. T. ; farmer; i m s e Westfield. Born in N. C. 185 1; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

Cox, Solomon ; farmer ; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Cox, Stephen; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1840; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 86 1. Rep. Friend. 

CLARK, N. H.; FARMER; 1 1< m n e Eagletown. Born in 
N. C. 1823; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Friend. 

Commons, J. M.; farmer ; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Craver, Andrew ; blacksmith; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

CONKLIN, W. H.; DRUG, GROCERY, AND NOTION 
STORE; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1836; settled in H. C. 
1849. Rep. Protestant. 

Carter, Elwood ; gardener; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Cottrell, J. B.; farmer; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1848; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Indpt. 

Cloud, J. B.; saw-milling; 10 m n e Zionsville. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. 

Cox, Nicholas; farmer; ^ m n e Lamong. Born in N. C. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 



252 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Collins, Wm.; farmer ; 3 m n Eagletown. Born in N. C. 18 14; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Clark, Jesse; farmer; 3 m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1871. 

Carey, D. M.; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1849. ^^P- 
Friend. 

Crockett, S.; farmer; 2^^ m n e Carmel. Born in Pa. 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Democrat. 

Conred, J. L.; farmer ; 6 m n e Zionsville. BorninN.C. 181 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Christian. 

COX, Mrs. HANNAH H.; TAILORESS AND DRESS MA- 
KER ; all work done to order ; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Capple, M. L.; farmer; 3 m n Westfield. Born in N. C. 185 1 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Corn, Franklin ; farmer ; Deming. 

Collins, William ; farmer ; 6 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Cloud, Eli; saw-milling; 10 m n e Zionsville. Born in H. C. 
1834. Rep. Friend. 

Collins, H.; retired farmer; Westfield. Born in R, I. 1798; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Corridan, J.; laborer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1822; settled 
in H. C. 1858. Rep. Catholic. 

Cloud, William C. ; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1827; 
.settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Chappell, John; farmer; Westfield. Born in Va. 18 19; set- 
tled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 

CHAPPELL, BENJ. C; farmer; J^ m n Westfield. Born in 
H. C. 1846. Rep. 

Cain, Levi; farmer; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1840. Indpt. 
Protestant. 

Carpenter, William F. ; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 



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Commons, Jacob; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Cambell, Isaac ; farmer and carpenter ; i m s w Westfield. 
Born in Ohio 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Friend. 

CARTER, ALBERT ; farmer ; 1 14: m w Westfield. Born in 
Tenn. 1839; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Wes. Meth. 

Clark, Lindley ; farmer; 2J m s w Westfield. 

Cook, Asa; farmer; ^ m s Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1840. 
Anti-Secret. Friend. 

Cain, Wiatt ; farmer ; ^ m s w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Friend. 

Cutrell, Lewis ; farmer; i m s Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1835; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Clinton, James; wagon maker; 7 m n e Zionsville ; P. O., Jol- 
iet. Born in Ky. 1826; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. 
Methodist Episcopal. 

Chance, Joshua ; farmer ; 2J m n e Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. 

Chance, Isaac; farmer; 2| m n e Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1843; settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Cardwell, P.; farmer; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1825; settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. Friend. 

Carter, Josephus ; farmer ; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

Cook, L. H.; farmer; 6 m n w Noblesville, Born in Ind. 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. 

Common, I. N.; farmer ; 2J m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1867. 

Conklin, John S. ; retired farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1812; settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Methodist Episcopal. 

CHAPPELL, J. F.; proprietor of saw mill, Chappell & Bro.; 
Westfield. Born in Ind. 1847. I^<^P- Protestant. 

Chappell, Thomas ; proprietor of saw mill, Chappell & Bro. 



254 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Collins, Robert; farmer; ^^^ m n Westfield. Born in Ind. 1852. 
Indep't. Protestant. 

Cox, Elnathan ; toll-gate keeper; ^ m n Westfield. Born in 
N. C. 1825; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Coffin, B. F.; physician; Westfield. Born in Ohio 18 17; set- 
tled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

Clampitt, H.; proprietor tile factory; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Friend. 

Clark, Nathan C; farmer and stock trader ; i ^ m s Westfield. 

Carey, Zenas ; retired farmer ; Westfield. Born in Va. 1802; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

Clark, Nathan C; farmer and stock trader; li m s Westfield. 
Born in N. C. 1824; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

CLAYTON, WILLIS ; farmer ; 4J m s w Westfield. Born in 
H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Clayton, John ; farmer; 4I m s w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Friend. 



Davis, J.; wagon maker and farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville Born 
in N. C. 18 14; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protest. 

Dye, D. C; farmer ; 2 m w of s Eagletown. Born in Pa. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Christian. 

Davis, Linley; farmer; 4 m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. Friend. 

Dawson, Wm. ; farmer ; 3 m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 

Duplan, M. L.; blacksmith; Westfield, Born in Louisiana 
1828; settled in H. C. 1869. Presbyterian. 

Dye, George R.; harness maker ; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1836. Christian. 

DILLON, JOHN B.; farmer; 6m n w Noblesville. Born in 
N. C. 1836; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. 

Davis, John ; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1794; settled 
in H. C. 1 83 1. Rep. Friend. 



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Day, Charles; farmer; Joliet. Born in Ind. 1838; settled in 
H. C. 1873. Dem. United Brethren. 

Dunn, J.; farmer; lo m n e Zionsville. Born in K^. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. 

Davis, William; farmer; Lamong. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. Friend. 

Davis, Cyrus; farmer; Lamong. Born in H. C. 1855. Friend. 

Davis, Nathan; farmer; Lamong. Born in N. C. 1832; set- 
tled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

DAVIS, DANIEL ; farmer ; 3 m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. Friend. 

Davis, N. S.; stone mason; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1817 ; 
settled in H. C. 1832, Rep, Friend. 

Davis, Amos ; farmer and minister ; Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep. Friend. 

Davis, Spencer; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1846. Rep. 
Wesleyan. 

Davis, Abner; farmer; 2| m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1843 Rep. Friend. 

Davis, M. L.; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1845. Rep. Friend. 

Davis, John P.; farmer; 4 m n Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1826; settled in H. C. 1844. Friend. 

Davis, Caleb B. ; farmer ; 3 m n w Eagletown. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Friend. 

Dwigans, J, W.; blacksmith; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. 

DAY, SILAS; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1853; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Denny, J.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1824; settled in 
H. C. 1874. Republican. 

Denney, Eli ; laborer ; blind ; Westfield. 

Davis, Charles; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1795; set- 
tled in H. C. 1832. Rep. 



256 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Dwigans, Wm.; blacksmitli ; Westfield. Born in H. C. 1847; 
Rep. Protestant. 

Dwigans, J. R.; teamster and farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Davis, J. W.; farmer; Zionsville. Born in Ind. 1855; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Rep. 

Dalton, Wyatt; farmer; Zionsville. Born in Va. 1798; settled 
in H. C. 1853. Rep. Christian. 

Davis, Mahlon ; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Va. 1833; set- 
tled in H. C 1852. Dem. Christian. 

Dove, S. C; physician; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1843; settled 
in H. C. 1862. Rep. Friend. 

DOAN, ABEL ; farmer ; >^ m w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Dotson, James; painter; Eagletown. Born in Ky. 1838; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Protestant. 

ELLIS, ALBERT F.; farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1854; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist 
Episcopal. 

Estle, Elihu ; farmer; 3I m s w Westfield. Born in H. C. 1854. 

Estle, James A. ; farmer ; 2 14^ m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1852. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Edwards, R. ; general merchandising; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; 
P. O., Joliet. Born in Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1859. 
Methodist Episcopal. 

Earl, James H.; farmer; if m s w Deming. Born in Ind. 
1835; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. ist Christian. 

Estes, Prof. Lewis A.; school-teacher; Westfield. Born in 
Maine 181 5; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Friend. 

EDWARDS, JOHN D.; farmer; if m w Westfield. Born in 
Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Friend. 

Elliott, I. T.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1827; settled 
in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 2$/ 

Elder, James ; farmer ; 3^^ m s e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1835 J 
settled in H. C. 1839. K.ep- Friend. 

Elston, Micajah ; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ky. 
1808; settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. Christian. 

Elston, J. A.; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in H. C. 1835. 
Dem. Christian. 

Estle, J. L.; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in H. C. 1838. 
Rep. Friend. 

Earl, S. R.; farmer; 3 m n Westfield. Born in Ind. 1840; .set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Elder, Jonathan; farmer; 2^ m n w Eaf(letown. Born in 
N. C. 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1845. l^^T- 

Edwards, James ; farmer ; 2 m n Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Protestant. 

Edwards, Joseph ; farmer ; 2 m n Eagletown, Born in N. C. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Elrod, George; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ind. 1842; settled 
in H, C. 1873. Rep. United Brethren. 

Estes, Rowland ; school-teacher ; Westfield. Born in Ind. 
185 I ; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Protestant. 

Embree, E.; carpenter; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1830; set- 
tled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

Emry, Wm. H.; farmer ; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1840; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Estle, Job ; farmer ; 4^ m s of w Westfield. Born in N. J. 
1809; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

Frost, I.saac ; farmer; 3ms Eagletown. Born in 1829; set- 
tled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Fodrea, Levi P.; teacher of penmanship; 3^ m n Westfield. 
Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. P>icnd. 

Fouch, J. P.; farmer; i^ m n w Joliet. Born in Ky. 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. United Brethren. 

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258 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Fields, A. L. ; hireling; Westfield. Born in N, C. 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

Freeman, William; farmer; 2 m s Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1844. Dem. Methodist. 

Fleming, James; farmer; 4^ m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1812 ; settled in H. C. 1839. ^^P- Friend. 

Funderburgh, A. E.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1833 ; 
settled in H. C. 1857. ^cp- Protestant. 

Freemen, Abraham; farmer; 7 m n e Zionsvillc, B. C; P. O.. 
Johet. 

Fauslight, Harman ; farmer; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. O., 
Jolict. 

Fodrea, David ; farmer; 3I m n Westfield. Born in N.C. 1819; 
settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Friend. 

Gause, Stephen A.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Gilpin, J. R.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ohio 1849; settled 
in H. C. 185 I. Rep. Protestant. 

Gardner, G. N.; farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 
1852 ; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Christian. 

Green, T. E.; logman; Westfield. Born in Ohio 185 i ; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

GILBERT, C. R.; blacksmith; W^estfield. Born in N. Y. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Gause, Joseph; farmer; i| m n e Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
1818; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Friend. 

(iordon, B. S.; blacksmith ; 2J m n w Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1847; settled in H. C 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

GREATHOUSE, JOHN; carpenter; 4 m s w Westfield. 
Born in 111. 1838; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. 

Gunn, Wm.; farmer; 2^ m n e Westfield. Born in H. C. 1854. 

GUNN, JOHN C. F.; farmer; 2| m n e Westfield. Born in 
H. C. 1855. Rep. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 259 



GILPIN, THOMAS; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Pa. 1805; 
settled in H. C. 1859. l^ep- 

Gunn, Joseph ; farmer; i i^ m w Eagletown. 

Gilpin, James ; farmer ; Eagletown. 

Gillin, J. M.; farmer; i^^ m s Deming. Born in N. C. 1845 ; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Wesleyan Methodi.st. 

Green, A.; farmer; 3ms I'^agletovvn. Born in 1828. Friend. 

Gilpin, Henry; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1840; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

GLICK, ELIAS ; dealer in fancy goods and notions ; Westfield. 
Born in Hungary, P^urope, 1846; settled in H. C. 1870. 
Rep. Lsraelite. 

GREEN, DANIEL C.; proprietor saw-mill ; i m s e Westfield. 
Born in Ohio 1847; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. 

Gurley, C. C.; farmer; i|- m e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1859. ^^P- Friend. 

GRAY, MILTON; farmer; ^ m w Westfield. Born in N.C. 
1835; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. 

Hollis, Wm.; shoemaker; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. 18—. Rep. 

Hinshaw, A. S. ; dealer in dry goods and groceries; firm of 
Williams & Hinshaw; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

HOLLIS, R. C; boot and shoemaker ; Westfield. Born in 
Ky. 1804; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Meth. P^piscopal. 

HOLLIS, F. M.; boot and shoemaker ; Westfield. Born in 
Ohio 1842; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. ist Christian. 

HESS, A. P.; manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes; firm 
of Hess & Bro.; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1833 ; settled in 
H. C. 1839. Rep. 

HESS, CALVIN ; manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes; 
firm of Hess & Bro.; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1843 '- •''^t- 
tlcd in H. C. 18—. Rep. 



260 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



HoUis, G. N.; shoemaker; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. 

HINSHAW, JOHN; farmer and tile manufacturer; 3 m n 
w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1824; settled in H. C. 
1 85 1. Rep. Friend. 

Horton, G. VV.; farmer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in Ky. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Christian. 

Hiatt, Solomon ; retired farmer ; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in 
N. C. 1791 ; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Protestant. 

Hiatt, Mrs. Jane ; farmer ; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in Va. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Friend. 

Horton, H. W.; farmer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 

1849. ^SP- Friend. 

HAINES, HINCHMAN; farmer; 31^ m n e Carmel. 

Born in Ohio 1820; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 

Hubbard, J. R.; farmer and teacher ; i| m s Westfield. Born 
in N. C. 1827; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 

Hershey, B. F. ; farmer; 2 m n e Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1831 ; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Hodson, Cyrus ; farmer ; 3^ m s w Deming. Born in Ohio 
1840; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Methodist. 

Hodson, Jesse; farmer and mechanic; 3J m s w Deming. Born 
inN.C. 1798; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Mohammedan. 

Harvey, Josiah ; farmer; i| m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Hockett, H.; farmer; 2 m n Westfield. Born in Ind. 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Hiatt, John ; farmer ; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Hiatt, PElam ; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1821; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Friend. The only Demo- 
cratic Quaker in Washington township. 

Hines, B. H.; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville. BorninH.C. 1842. 
Rep. Methodist. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 26 1 

Harvey, Jas.; farmer and minister; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in 
1834. Rep. Friend. Not at home. 

Hanes, J. M.; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Hinshaw, Daniel; farmer; 2J m s Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1874. Reformer. Meth. Episcopal. 

Harness, John ; laborer ; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. 

Hopkins, James ; blacksmith ; 4J m n e Zionsville. 

HODGIN, HENRY H.; farmer; 3I m s w Westfield. Born 
in N. C. 1840; settled in H. C. 1859. ^^P- Friend. 

Hinshaw, S.; farmer; i m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1842 ; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Friend. 

HINSHAW, ALFRED ; carpenter ; ^ m n Lamong. Born 
in N. C. 1836; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. 

Hutchens, C. V.; farmer; ^ m n w Lamong. Born in N. C. 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Methodist. 

Harold, John ; farmer ; 4^ m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1833. Rep. Friend. 

HARVEY, SANFORD; farmer; i^ m s Eagletown. Born 
in Ind. 1849. Indpt. Christian. 

Hine, J. P.; farmer; i| m s w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1832. 

Hine, A. L.; farmer; i| m s w Eagletown. Born in 1849. 
New Light. 

Henderson, L. ; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1844; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

Harold, S.; farmer ; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in Ind. 1832 ; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Friend. 

Hilderbrant, A.; proprietor saw-mill; i m s e Westfield. Born 
in Ohio 1849 ; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Hiatt, Isaac; engineer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1841. Rep. 

Hammer, John ; farmer ; 3 m s e Westfield. Born in Tenn. 
1832 ; settled in H. C. 1836. Friend. 



262 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Hanes, Hinchman ; farmer ; 4 m n e Carmel. 

Harman, George ; farmer ; 2i m n e Wcstficld. Born in Pa. 
1805 ; settled in H. C. 1840. Meth. Episcopal. 

Hardesty, Jonathan ; manufacturer and dealer in boots and 
shoes; Westficld. Born in Ind. 1849; settled in H. C. 
1855. R«-'P- 

Hinshaw, Thomas M.; student; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1850; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Friend. 

Hiatt, Eliel ; farmer; i| m s w Westfield. Born in Va. 18 10; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Friend. 

Hiatt, Larkin ; farmer; 2|^ m s w W'estfield. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Friend. 

Hill, Henry B.; farmer ; 2t m s of w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 

Harness, John; harness maker; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. 
O., Joliet. Born in Ohio 1812; settled in H. C. 1867. 
Dem. 

Hobson, Wm.; farmer; i| m w l^agletown. Born in Ind. 
1819 ; settled in H. C. 1852. 

Heifer, A. Y.; shoemaker; Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1868. 

Hartley, Mahlon ; harness maker ; Eagletown. 

Hardey, G. M.; farmer; i^ m n w Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Friend. 

HUTCHENS, J. F.; farmer; 2 m n w Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1839; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Wesleyan. 

HUNT, CYRUS A.; farmer; 3 m s Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1837; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Friend. 

Hodgin, Elias ; farmer ; 3ms w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1803; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Friend. 

Hodgin, Era.stus ; farmer; 3 m s \v Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1828; .settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Friend. 

HO.SKIN, J. W.; carriage apprentice; Westfield. Born in 
Iowa r8s5 ; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 263 

Hiatt, Rev. J. W.; minister of Wesleyan Church; Westfield. 
Born in Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Wesley. 

Hiatt, Isaac ; carpenter and engineer ; Westfield. Born in H. 
C. 1842. Rep. Protestant. 

Hill, S.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1848 ; settled in H. 
C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Hiatt, A.; at leisure ; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1794; settled 
in H. C. 1839. RsP- Friend. 

Hayworth, J.; farmer; i m n w Westfield. Born inN.C. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Hunt, Calvin; farmer and Tp. Trustee; i m n Westfield. Born 
in Ind. 1823; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

Hunt, Charles ; literary student ; Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1854. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Howe, A. P. ; salesman in dry goods store ; Westfield. Born 
in Mass. 1832; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 

Hershey, Benjamin ; farmer ; 2 m n e Westfield. Born in Pa. 
1832; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. 

HAWORTH, I. E. ; farmer and trader ; 5 m n w Noblesville. 
Born in Ind. 1840. Rep. Friend. 

Haskett, Daniel; farmer; 2 m s w Deming. Born in N. C. 
1 8 19. Rep. Friend. 

HARVEY, O. B.; farmer; ij m s Eagletown. Born in Ind. 

1847. 
HOSKINS, M. S.; farmer; ij m e Westfield. Born in N. C. 

1825 ; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Friend. 

Inman, C. F.; farmer; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in Va. 1847 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

Inman, W. H.; farmer; 6 m n w Westfield. Born in Va. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Inman, W. T.; farmer ; 6 m n w Westfield. Born in Va. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 



264 HAMILTON COUNT\. 



INMAN, JONATHAN ; farmer ; 2^ m n Westfield. Born in 
N. C. 1829; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Inman, Thomas E.; engineer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 18—. Rep. 

Inman, E. T.; proprietor Eagletown Mills ; Eagletown. Born 
in N. C. 1835 ; settled in H. C. 1839. 

Inman, Robert C; farmer ; 2| m n e Westfield. Born in Va. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1859. 



Jessup, Samuel; farmer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1 841 ; settled in H. C. 1845. R^p. Friend. 

JESSUP, WESLEY ; farmer ; 4 m n w Westfield, Born 
in H. C. 1845. Rep. Friend. 

Johnson, A. F.; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1853 ! set 
tied in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

John, Mary; farmer; Westfield. Born in Tenn. 1826; settled 
in H. C. 1850. Friend. 

Jessup, Morris ; farmer and blacksmith ; 5 m s w Westfield. 
Born in Ind. 1826; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Jones, Thos.; farmer- 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ohio 1852 ; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 

Jeffries, Elam ; farmer; 2ms Westfield. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. Friend. 

Johnson, Samuel ; farmer ; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Jessup, E.; farmer; i m n e Westfield. Born in Ind. 1836; 
.settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Friend. 

JESSUP, WESLEY ; farmer and butcher; 4 m n w Westfield. 
Born in H. C. 1846. Rep. 

Jerrill, J. M.; farmer; 2J m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Johnson, Cyrus ; farmer ; 3 J m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1831 ; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 265 

Jolley, J. W. ; carpenter; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1836; set- 
tled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist Episcopal. 

Johnson, Nathan ; farmer ; i m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Johns, J. v.; farmer; 2 m n Joliet. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. 

Johns, Henry; farmer; 2 m n Joliet. Born in Ky. 1809; set- 
tled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Methodist. 

JONES, D. M.; farmer; >^ m w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1834; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Baptist. 

Jessup, I. J.; butcher; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1835; settled 
in H. C. 1849. Rep. Christian. 

Jolley, Wm.; painter; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1856; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Rep. 

Johnson, Theo. ; farmer; 10 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Methodist. 

Johnson, P. W. ; farmer; 10 miles n e Zionsville. Born in 
Ohio 1817; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Meth. 

Johnson, Wm. H.; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in Va. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

JOLLEY, GEORGE; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1855; 
settled in H. C. 1865. 

JUDD, WM.; physician and surgeon ; Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1828 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Christian. 

Jeffries, A.; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Bom in Ohio 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Friend. 

Jester, Jacob; farmer; i m e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1802; 
settled in H. C. 1859. ^ep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Jeffries, John H.; farmer; 3 m s e Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1847 ; settled in H. C. 18—. 

Johns, Daniel S. ; stock trader ; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. O. 
Joliet. Born in Ind. 1840; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. 
Methodist P2piscopal. 



266 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Jones, D. F.; farmer and Justice of the Peace; Eagletown. 
Born in N. Y. 1816; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. 

Johnson, A. L.; farmer; 5 m n w Noblcsville. Born in N. C. 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Friend. 

JOLLEY, J. W.; carpenter; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Methodist Fvpiscopal. 

Kenyon, Charles; carpenter; Westfield. Born in N. Y. 1830; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Christian. 

Kenyon, l^ariah ; farmer; Westfield. Born in R. I. 1794; set- 
tled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

Kinkman, J. F. ; farmer; i^ m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Knight, Samuel; farmer; 2| m n vv Eagletown. Born in N.C. 
1815 ; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Friend. 

Knight, S. ; farmer ; 2| m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 18 12; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. 

Kane, Isaac; farmer; i m s Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1851. 

Knotts, Wilson T. ; farmer ; 7 m n e Zionsville. 

Kinder, Samuel ; carpenter and contractor ; 7 m n e Zionsville, 

B. C; P. O., Joliet. Born in Ireland 1819;" settled in H. 

C. 1873. Rep. Methodist Episcopal. 

Keys, John; farmer ; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Friend. 

Kendall, Allen ; farmer ; 2 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep- Friend. 

Kendall, Levi; farmer; 2 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Friend. 

Kane, Dr.; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1833; settled in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Methodist. 

Kenyon, H. G.; merchant; Westfield. Born in N. Y. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Christian. 

Kenyon, S. G.; salesman; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1851 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 



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Kenyon, O. B.; drug clerk; Westfield. Born in H. C. i<S54. 

Rep. PViend. 
KERR, WM. M.; horse trader; Westfield. Born in 

N. C. 1844; settled in H. C. 1858. 

KIVETT, ZIMRI ; farmer and minister; 2 m n w Westfield. 
Born in Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Kreeger, James ; farmer ; 3 m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Lloyd, John ; wagon maker; 2% vc\ n w Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 1813; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Lindley, Thos. ; farmer; Westfield. Born in H. C. 1843. Rep. 
Methodist. 

LOVELL, MRS. AMY; Dressmaker and Milliner; West- 
field. Give her a call. 

LOVELL, DORA ; milliner. Westfield. 

Lamb, Alton ; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1836; settled 
in H. C. 1846. Republican. 

Lore, Jacob ; farmer; Sheridan. Born in N. C. 18 16; settled 
in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 

Lane, Jacob; farmer; Westfield. Born in H. C. 185 1. Rep. 

Friend. 
Lamb, H. A.; farmer; 2ms of e Westfield. Born in Ind. 1848; 

settled in H. C. . Christian. 

LOVELL, MRS. AMY; milliner; Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1 84 1. Christian. 

LYNCH, JEREMIAH ; carriage-smith ; Westfield. Born in Ire- 
land 1835 ; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. 

Lane, J. W.; dealer in dry goods and groceries; firm of Parr & 
Lane. 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C. P. O. JoHet. Born in 
Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1873. 

LINDLEY, ELIZABETH B.; 4 m n e Westfield. Born in 
Ohio 1817; settled in H. C. 1841. Friend. 

Lindley, John P.; farmer; 4 m n e Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1855. Friend. 



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Moore, R. W.; farmer; Westfield. Born in N, C. i.'^iS ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Millikan, Milton ; farmer; 6m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1865. Union. Friend. 

Moore, S.; farmer ; 4^^ m n \v Westfield. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Moore, Wm. T.; farmer; 3^ m s e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Methodist. 

Mendenhall, James; farmer; Eagletown. I^orn in N. C. 1818 ; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 

MOON, WILLIAM; farmer; Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1831. Oldest settler now living in 
the township. Rep. 

Moon, A. H.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in H. C. 1851. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Moon, H. E.; farmer; Eagletown. BorninH. C. 1853. Rep. 
Friend. 

Moore, Joseph; farmer; 2 m n w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1817 ; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Friend. 

Moore, J. L.; teacher; 4^ m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1842 ; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 

Moore, Thomas ; farmer ; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in S. C. 
1815 ; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Christian. 

Moore, A. J.; farmer; 4 m s e Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1845. 
Rep. Protestant. 

MOORE, S. W.; flirmer ; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in H.. C. 
1840. Rep. Christian. 

Mills, Jabez ; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1846; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Rep. P'riend. 

Moore, M. H.; farmer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1843. 
Rep. P"riend. 

Miller, Wm.; plasterer; 3 m s e Westfield. Born in Ireland 
1813; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Catholic. 



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Moore, Edward ; farmer ; 3^ m s e Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1852. Rep. Methodist. 

MILLS, HUDSON; farmer and teacher; 4 m .s vv West- 
field. Born in Ind. 1840; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. 
Friend. 

Mower, Henry ; farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 

Moon, Simon; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1824; settled 
in H. C. 183 1. Rep. Friend. 

Moon, Charles; farmer; Westfield. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. Friend. 

Morris, Eli; farmer; 2 m n c Westfield. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Moon, Riley; farm'er ; 2 m n Westfield. Born in N. C. 1815 ; 
settled in H. C. 1831. Rep. 

Morris, John ; farmer; 2 m nc Westfield. Born in N. C 181 3; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

Moon, Clarkson ; farmer; 3 m n Westfield. Bgrn in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Moon, Elwood ; farmer; 3 m n Westfield. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Protestant. 

Morris, M. C. ; farmer; i m w Westfield. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Rep. Friend. 

Mills, Caleb; clerk; Westfield. Born in Ohio 18 16; settled in 
H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 

Murphy, Wm.; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1806; set- 
tled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 

McCoy, Wm. F.; blacksmith; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Christian. 

McCoy, Joseph ; farmer ; 2 m s Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1853 ; 
-settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Morgan, Thomas ; farmer ; 3! m s w Westfield. Settled in 
H. C. . 



270 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Mills, Hiram; farmer; 35^ m s w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1834; settled in H. C. 1836. 

Mills, Isaac; farmer; i^ m s e Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. . Rep. PViend. 

Mills, Drura; farmer; i^ m s e Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
1808; settled in H C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

MILLER, LEWIS ; farmer ; 2 m s w Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1800; settled in H. C. 1834. 

McShane, W. F.; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1844; settled in H, C. . Rep. Protestant. 

Manlove, W. E.; carpenter; 7 m n e Zionsville. P. O. Joliet ; 
Born in H. C. 1845. Methodist. 

Maston, R. J.; farmer; |m w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1870. 

Mabrey, Willis ; farmer ; }{ m w Eagletown. Born in N. C.'' 
1823; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. M. Baptist. 

Martin, James; druggist; Eagletown. Born in Ohio 1820; set- 
tled in H. C. 1872. 

McP'arling, George B.; gunsmith ; Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1817 ; settled in H. C. 1852. 

MiUis, C. W.; carpenter; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Methodist. 

McShane, Owen ; farmer ; ^3 m w Joliet. 

McCain, H. B.; minister; I5 m s w Eagletown. Born in S. C. 
1813; settled in H. C. 1868. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Mercer, A. J.; farmer; i^- m Eagletown, Born in Ind. 1835 ^ 
settled in H. C. 1866. Christian. 

Mills, Joseph ; pump maker ; 7 m n e Zionsville ; P. O. Joliet. 
Born in Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1851. Christian. 

Mills, Thomas D.; .sawyer ; 7 m n e Zionsville, P. O, Joliet. 
Born in N. C, 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1845. Democrat. 

McShane, J. P.; physician and surgeon; Carmel. Born in Ind. 
1847. Rep, Protestant. 



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Mower, Henry ; retired farmer ; 6 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in N. C. 1802; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Methodist. 

Manlove, Mrs. Mary J,; 6^ m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1843. Methodist. 

Ma"nlove, George P.; farmer; 6^ m n e Zionsville. Born in 
Ind. 1850. 

Miller, William ; plasterer ; 3 m s e Westfield. 

Morford, W. H.; farmer; 3i m n e Westfield. Born in Ky. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1859. ^^T- First Christian. 

MENDENHALL, E. T. ; manufacturer and dealer in boots 
and shoes ; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1844; settled in H. 
C. 1 86 1. Rep. Christian. 

Newcomer, H. H.; farmer; 5^ m n w Joliet. Born in Ind. 
1853; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Nance, H.; carpenter; Lamong. Born in N. C. 1850; settled 
in H. C. 1870. Dem. Friend. 

Newby, Samuel; farmer; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 

NEAL, THOMAS J.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Tenn. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Newcomer, Levi; farmer; 6 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Newcomer, Christian ; retired farmer ; Lamong. A soldier in 
the war of 18 12. Born in Pa. 1792 ; settled in H. C. 1838. 
Rep. 

Northam, C. W. ; engineer grist mill and woolen factory ; W'est- 
field. Born in N. C. 1849; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. 
Wesleyan. 

Northam, Milton ; salesman in grocery store ; Westfield. Born 
in N. C. 1829; settled in H. C. 1859. ^^^p. Wesleyan. 

Nichleson, Abel ; farmer ; 10 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. 

Nichleson, James; farmer; 10 m n e Zionsville. Born in H. 
C. 1843. Rep. Protestant. 



272 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Owen, Griffin; farmer; i m n c Westfield. Born in N. C. 
181 3 ; settled in H. C. 1871. 

Osborn, E. ; farmer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Friend. 

Outland, Rodger (colored); farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1797; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Outland, S. (colored); farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. 

Osborn, Charles; farmer; 35^ m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1859. 

Osborn, H. A.; blacksmith. Born in Ind. 1849; settled in H. 
C. . 

Pierce, A. M.; laborer; Lamong. Born in N. C. 1849; set- 
tled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

J'ettijohn, S.; farmer; Lamong, Born in H. C. 1848. Rep. 
Wesleyan. 

Parr, J. W.; farmer; Lamong. Born in H. C. 1835. Dem. 
Methodist. 

Parr, ^J. H.; farmer; Lamong. Born in H. C. 1843. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Pettijohn; C. S. W. ; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ohio 1835 '< 
settled in H. C. 1847. ^.cp. Methodist. 

Parr, David ; farmer ; Lamong. Born in Tenn. 1 804 ; settled 
in H. C. 1844. Dem. Protestant. 

PETTIJOHN, J. B. ; physician and surgeon; Westfield. Born 
in Ohio 1835 ; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. 

Penning, Levi; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 18 12; set- 
tled in H. C. 1836. Rep. P>iend. 

Porter, H.; wood sawyer; Westfield. Born in N. C; settled 
in H. C. 1845. R^T- 

Pierce, James W.; farmer and carpenter; 6 m n w Westfield. 
Born in N. C. 1833; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Wes- 
leyan Methodist. 



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Parr, James R.; farmer; ^ m w Lamong. Born in Tenn. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Methodist. 

Pitts, Isaac; farmer; 2)^ m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1810; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Pitts, Milton; farmer; 2)^ m n w Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. United Brethren. 

Perisho, J. M.; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1848; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Pennington, Isaac; farmer; }^ m n w Westfield. Born in H. 
C. 185 1. Rep. Friend. 

Patterson, E.; merchant; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1828 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 

Perry, Wyatt ; farmer; 2| m n Westfield. Born in N. C. 18 13; 
settled in H. C. 1 85 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Pfaff, Thomas ; horseman. Born in H. C. 1849. Rep. Meth. 

Parker, R.; farmer; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 1849; 

settled in H. C. 1857. Rep- 
Pruett, George ; farmer ; 3 m s Eagletown. Born in H. C. 

1843. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Pitts, Isaac; farmer; 2J m n e Carmel. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Friend. 

Patten, ; farmer; 3I m n e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1838 ; 

settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep, Friend. 

Pfaff, B. F.;- wagon maker; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. 

PHELPS, J. C; NURSERYMAN; FIRM OF PHELPS & 
LANDERS; Westfield. Born in H.C.1833. Rep. Friend. 

PRUITT, Mrs. SARAH ; 3^ m s of w Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 1829; settled in H. C. 1852. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Pfaff, Thomas; livery stable; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1805 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Methodist. 

Pfaff, John C; blacksmith; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. 

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274 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Pruitt, James; farmer; 3 m s w Westfield, Born in Ohio 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Perkins, Wm.; farmer; 2f m s e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1806; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. 

Pfaff, W. E. ; harness maker; Westfield. Born in H. C. 185 i. 
Rep. 

Patterson, Wm.; retired farmer; i m s w Westfield. Born in 
Tenn. 1797 ; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 

Pike, Himelius ; farmer; i^ m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1822; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Phillips, Nathan ; farmer ; li m e Eagletown. Born in Canada 
1844; settled in H. C. 1873. Regular Baptist. 

Perisho, Nathan T.; farmer ; i/( m s w Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

Pritchard, James ; farmer ; 6^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ky. 1809; settled in H. C. 1834. Christian. 

PHIPPS, CHAS. W.; carpenter; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. 
O., JoHet. Born in Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Parr, J. N.; physician and surgeon ; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C. P. 
O., Joliet. Born in Ind. 1837; settled in H. C. 1866. 
Dem. Methodist. 

Phipps, Mrs.; milliner; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. O. Joliet. 
Born in Ind. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Christian. 

Perkins, E.; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ky. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1873. Christian. 

Parr, John F.; dealer in dry goods and groceries ; 7 m n e Zions- 
ville, B. C; P. O. Johet. Born in Tenn. 1823. Methodist. 

Pike, Nathan; blacksmith; Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. 

REYNOLDS, ELI T.; farmer; i^ m s w Westfield. Born 
in H. C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

Rayl, Charles; farmer; 3 m s Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1804; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Christian. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 2/5 

Robbins, A.; sawyer; 3ms Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1848 • 
settled in H. C. 1865. 

Rayl, A. P.; farmer; 3ms Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Reynolds, Samuel; farmer; 2h m s Eagletown. From home. 

Rich, Peter; retired farmer ; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1811 ; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Reformer. Friend. 

Rees, Z.; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1800; settled in 
H. C. 1834. Rep. Friend. 

Robbins, Isaac ; farmer ; 3 m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1814; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Robins, F. C; farmer; 6 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1 84 1 ; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Ramsey, J. W.; farmer; Sheridan; Born in H. C. 1837. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Roberts, Isaac; farmer; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1845; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Protestant. 

Roberts, Charles ; farmer ; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 

Rayl, A.; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1833 ; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 

Roberts, Lewis ; farmer ; 2 m n w Westfield. Born in Pa. 
181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Friend. 

Reeve, John; huckster; Westfield. Born in N. J. 1826; set- 
tled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

Richardson, J. J.; farmer ; li m n Joliet. Born in Ind. 1847 '» 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 

Roberts, Isaac; farmer; 2 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. Friend. 

Rayl, C. A.; farmer; i^ m w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Rayl, James; farmer; 2 m n Eagletown. Born in N. C 1815 ; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 



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Rains, Joseph; farmer; 2J m n Eagletown. Born in H. C, 
[831. Rep. Methodist. 

Roberts, John; farmer; 5 m n vv Westfield. Born in Pa. 1802; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Protestant. 

Roberts, Albert ; farmer; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1836; settled in H. C. 1852. Protestant. 

Ramsey, Sarah E.; farmer; 4 m n Eagletown. Born in H. C. 
1842. Methodist. 

Richardson, A. K.; farmer; i| m n w Joliet. Born in H. C. 
1824. Rep. Methodist. 

Robbins, A. G. ; laborer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1848. Independent. 

Randall, J. M.; farmer; Lamong. Born in H. C. 1851. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Randall, John; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ohio 1812; settled, 
in H. C. . Protestant. Gone from home. 

Randell, A. J.; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ohio 1833; settled 
in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Friend. 

Rodgers, H. P. ; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1854. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Robbins, Isaac; farmer; 22- m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 

Roberts, J udah ; retired farmer ; Westfield. Born in Pa. 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Republican. Friend. 

Randall, Enos ; farmer ; 3 m n e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1833 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 

Ruby, T. M.; retired farmer; Westfield. Born in Pa. 1792 ; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Protestant. 

Reynolds, Daniel P.; farmer ; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1841. Rep. Friend. 

REYNOLDS, ROBERT M.; farmer; 2^ m s w Westfield. 
Born in Ind. 1855. P>icnd. 

Reynolds, Emsley ; farmer; 2^^ m s w Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 181 5 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. P>iend. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 2/7 

Ruby, J. M.; farmer; 2J m s e Westfield. Born in Ohio 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 

Ruby, Isaac W.; carpenter; 25^ m n e Westfield. Born in 111. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Methodist. 

ROBERTS, ELLIS ; farmer ; ^ m s Eagletown. Born in 
Ind. 1 84 1. Rep. Friend. 

RAYL, MILTON ; farmer ; }4 m w Eagletown. Born in N. 
C. 1811; settled in H. C. 1871. Anti-Secret. Wesleyan 
Methodist. 

RAYL, JESSE; blacksmith and wagon maker; Eagletown. 
Born in N. C. 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1871. 

Robbins, Kelly; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. 

Rogers, James A.; farmer; 5|- m n w Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1865. 1st Christian. 

Reynolds, John ; farmer ; ^ m s w Westfield. 

ROBBINS, DANIEL; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1855 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Randall, Enos ; farmer; 3 m n e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 

Robbins, Isaac ; farmer ; 3 m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1 8 14; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Stout, Ephraim ; retired farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1796; 
settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Friend. 

SLUTE, HENRY; farmer; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1 851; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 

Swain, Wm.; teamster; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1833; set- 
tled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

STANBROUGH, I. H.; farmer and carpenter; 2| m n e West- 
field. Born in H. C. 1840. Rep. Friend. 

Stalker, Ezra; farmer; 2J m n e Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1847. Rep. Friend. 



2/8 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



Sluder, J, W.; farmer; Jolict. Born in H, C. 1847. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Smith, S. S.; farmer; Lamong. Born in England 181 1; settled 
in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Stephens, Thos.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ohio 1832; set- 
tled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Stewart, J. H.; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Christian. 

Shy. A, A.; laborer, 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Republican. 

Stultz, T. A.; farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Christian. 

Stultz, J.; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in H. C. 1839. 
Dem. Christian. 

Shy, Wm. P.; farmer; P. O. Zionsville. Born in Ky. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. 

Stanbrough, M. D.; carpenter; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1841. 
Rep. Christian. 

Sheets, N. B. ; wagon and carriage maker ; Westfield. Born in 
Ind. 1845; settled in H. C. 1870. Indp't. Protestant. 

Seamens, J. L.; mill owner; Westfield. Born in Ohio 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. 

SEAMANS, WM. A. & Bro.; manufacturers of flour and 
stocking yarn ; Westfield. Born. in Ind. 1840; settled in H. 
C. 1848. Rep. Christian. 

Safford, J. H.; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1832; settled 
in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

STOUT, ROB'T; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Scott, James; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ohio 181 5; settled 
in H. C. 1844. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Stanbrough, Levi; laborer; Westfield. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Rep. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 2/9 



Stanbrough, Silas; farmer; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1850. Friend. 

Stanley, Isaac; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1824; set- 
tled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

Sluder, John ; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 1833 ; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Christian. 

Stultz, John; farmer; Zionsville. Born in H. C. 1857. Rep, 

SILVER, JOHN ; farmer ; 4 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. 

Stultz, Frank ; farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 
1804; settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Christian. 

Stalker, Aaron; farmer; 4 m n w Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1842. 

Steuart, Elias ; farmer; 2^ m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Stuart, Alfred; farmer; 2 3^ m n w Eagletown. Born in N, C. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Stuart, Zimri ; farmer; 2| m n w Eagletown. Born in 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep- Friend, 

Stalker, Jonathan ; farmer ; 3 J m n w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1850; settled in H, C, 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Stalker, B. F. ; farmer; 3J m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Stalker, Geo.; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Friend. 

Stout, Elias ; farmer ; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1822 ; settled 
in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Starn, William; farmer; Carmel, Born in H. C. 1845. Rep. 
Friend. 

SANDERS, JAMES ; nurseryman ; firm of Phelps & Sanders ; 
Westfield. Born in Ind. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1870. 
Rep. Friend. 

Scott, A. C; pump maker; Westfield, Born in H, C. 1835. 



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Symons, A. L.; farmer; i| m n e Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Seeright, P. J.; farmer; i| m n Joliet. Born in Ind. 1835 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Christian. 

Stanley, John T.; farmer; 4 m s of w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

Stanley, J. P.; farmer; 4 m s of w Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1824; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

Stultz, William; farmer; i| m s Eagletown. Born in Ind. 

1843. Dem. 

Stanley, H. D.; farmer; i 54^ m s w Deming. Born in N. C. 
1 82 1 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Stalker, Albert; farmer; 2^ m n Westfield. 

Stalker, H.; farmer; 2^ m n Westfield. 

Stalker, David ; farmer ; 3 m n e Westfield. Born in Ohio 
1813; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Friend. 

STALKER, ELI ; farmer ; 3 m n e Westfield. Born in H. C. 

1844. Rep. Friend. 

Semans, F. E.; engineer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1856. 

Sherrick, B. C; harness maker; Westfield. 

SHERRICK, D. S.; farmer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. 

Scott, W. L.; farmer; 2 m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. . Rep. 

Stout, Charles; farmer; i m e Westfield. Born in Ind. 18 17; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Friend. 

Stanley, Milton; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 18 19; set- 
tled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Shaw, Urbian; shoemaker; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1852 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Rep. 

Stout, Jacob ; manufacturer of agricultural implements ; West- 
field. Born in N. C. 18 14; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. 

Stout, W. G.; blacksmith; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. 



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SEMONS, W. A.; engineer; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1849; 
settled in H. C. . Rep. 

SMITH, S. M.; farmer and trader; 3ms w Westfield. Born 
in S. C. 1843 ; settled in H. C. 1859. ^^^P- 

Symons, Nathan ; farmer ; 2 m e Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Friend. 

Shaw, Alvah B.; mechanic; Westfield. Born in N. Y. 1815; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Starn, B. H.; farmer; 3 m n e Westfield. Born in Ohio 1841; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Sturdivant, H. W.; farmer; 6 m n w Noblesville. Born in Va. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1839. ^^P- Friend. 

Sturdivant, Calvin ; farmer; 6 m n w Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Friend. 

Stanley, Edmund O.; farmer; i m s w Deming. Born in Ind. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Smith, Wm.; farmer; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. O., Joliet. 
Born in Ind. 1842 ; settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. 

Seeright, James ; retired farmer ; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C. ; 
P. O., Joliet. Born in Ky. 1796; settled in H. C. 1871. 
Christian. 

Smith, Enos; everything; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C. ; P. O. Jol- 
iet. Born in Va. 1830; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Smith, Mrs. S. A.; 7J m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 18—. Methodist. 

Stanbrough, Cyrus; farmer; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Friend. 

Stout, Luther L. ; farmer ; 3^ m n w Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. 

Stout, Elias; farmer; 3^ m n Eagletown. Born in Ind. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. 

Tomlinson, Robert; 2| m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1793; 
settled in H. C. 1837, Rep. Friend, 



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Taylor, J. T. ; farmer; ^ m n w Eagletown. Born in Ohio 
1826; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. United Brethren. 

Townsend, George W. ; mechanic ; 2 ^ m s Eagletown. Born 
in Ky. 1808; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Christian. 

Townsend, J. P.; wagon maker; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1864, Rep. 

Trulove, Henry ; farmer ; 2 m n e Westfield. 

Trueblood, Thomas ; farmer ; i| m n w Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 1830; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

Tomlinson, Levi B.; Westfield. Born in H. C. Rep. Friend. 

Teague, Sam'l ; farmer and carpenter; 6 m n w Westfield. Born 
in N. C. 1840; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

TOMLINSON, NOAH; farmer; ij m n Westfield. Born in 
Ind. 1824; settled in H. C. 1837. ^^p. Friend. 

Tomlinson, Milton ; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep- Friend. 

TOMLINSON, ALLEN ; farmer ; 2 m n Westfield. Born in 
Ind. 1827; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

Tomlinson, Luther; farmer; Westfield. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Friend. 

Thistlethwaite, H. J.; farmer; 4m s e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1854. Indpt. 

Voss, T. J.; farmer; 5^ m n e Zionsville. Born in Ind. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Christian. 

Virtue, Henry; farmer and sewing machine agent; i^ m n 
Eagletown. Born in Ind. 185 1; settled in H. C. 1856. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Vestal, W. D.; carriage and wagon maker; Westfield. Born 
in N. C. 1827; settled in H. C. i860. Liberal. Friend, 

Vestal Marion; farmer; 2| m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1841 ; settled in H. C. i860. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Vestal, Alfred ; farmer ; 2J m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1804; settled in H. C. i860. Wesleyan Methodist. 



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Vance, W. C. ; general merchandise ; Eagletown. Born in Ind. 
1842. Rep. 

Wicker, Albert; farmer; Eagletown. Born in 1846. 

Wells, B. F.; farmer; Eagletown, Born in N. C, 1825; settled 
in H. C. 1832. Rep. Friend. 

Wicker, Evandrue ; farmer; Eagletown, Born in H. C, 1849. 
Republican. 

Wade, Bartlet; farmer; |- m e Eagletown. Born in N, C, 1839. 
Weslcyan Methodist. 

Williams, J, A.; dealer in' dry goods and groceries; firm of Wil- 
liams & Hinshaw ; Westfield. 

Whitenger, Jacob ; farmer; 3! m s e Sheridan, Born in 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Methodist. 

Watson, John; farmer; 3 m n Westfield. Born in N, C, 1812; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant, 

Ward, Harrison; farmer; 5 m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

Wells, Samuel; farmer; 3 m n w Westfield. Born in 1839; 
settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Friend. Not at home. 

Wade, B. ; farmer and fruit agent ; J m e Eagletown. Born in 
N. C. 1838; settled in H, C. 1851. Rep. Wcsleyan. 

White, J, F. ; farmer; i J m n Eagletown, Born in N. C, 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Wells, J. C; farmer; J m s Lamong. Born in N. C. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Wicker, J. E.; farmer; 2 m n e Carmel. Born in N. C. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1861, Wesleyan Methodist. 

Wicker, M. A.; farmer; 2 m n e Carmel. Born in N. C, 185 1; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Wells, I. N.; blacksmith ; i ^ m s Westfield, Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H, C. 1833, Rep. Friend, 

Wickersham, Isom ; farmer; ij m s Westfield. Born in Ind, 
1833; settled in H, C. 1870. Mixed. Protestant. 



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WASSON, CHARLEY ; Farmer ; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in 
Ind. 1856; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Friend. 

Wasson, Nathan ; farmer; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Friend. 

Walter, Rufus; farmer; 2j^ m s Eagletown. Born in H. C. 
1852. Dem. Christian. 

Ward, Benj.; farmer; 2J m s Eagletown. Born in N. C. 1818; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Wagman, S. B,; farmer and potter; 6 m n e Zionsville. Born 
in N. C. iyg2; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Methodist. 

Wilson, S. B.; farmer; 7 m ne Zionsville. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Protestant. 

Wilson, E. W.; farmer; 7 m n e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 

1821 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

Wells, Jesse; farmer; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in H. C. 1839. 
Rep. Friend. 

Wells, Isaac; farmer; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in N. C. 1798; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Friend. 

White, D. K.; farmer; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in Del. 1822 ; 
settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. Protestant. 

WHITE, GEO.; farmer; 2 m s e Westfield. Born in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Wicker, Wm.; farmer; i m n e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1799; settled in H. C. 1849. Rep- Wesleyan. 

Whicker, Nathan ; farmer ; 2^ m n w Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1847. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Ward, Harrison; farmer; 6 m n w Westfield. Born in N C. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1865. Methodist. 

Walker, R. H.; farmer; 10 m n e Zionsville. Born in Ky. 

1822 ; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Baptist. 

Wicker, Stephen; farmer; 2\ m n w Eagletown. Born in N. C. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Protestant. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 285 

Wells, John B. ; farmer and blacksmith; 2 m n w Eagletown.. 
Born in N. C. 1828 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. United 
Brethren. 

Williams, Isaac; merchant; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1812; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Republican. 

White, Alexander; hireling ; ij m n e Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. 

Walker, J. E.; farmer; Lamong. Born in Ky. 1850; settled in 
H. C. 1872. Dem. M. Baptist. 

Wells, C; blacksmith; Lamong. Born in N. C. 1834; settled' 
in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Williams, J. A.; general store ; firm of Hinshaw & Williams;. 
Westfield. Born in H. C. 1841. Rep. Friend. 

Wheeler, Joseph ; farmer; ij m n w Westfield. Born in N. C 
1799; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Weav^er, James; farmer; ih m n w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1871. Indpt. 

Walker, R. A.; farmer; 10 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in- 
Ky. 1831; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Baptist. 

Wert, Samuel; farmer ; ^/^ m n Joliet. Born in Pa. 18 12 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1843. Protestant. 

Wicker, Ithamer ; farmer ; i m s Eagletown. Born in N. C 
1820; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Christian. 

Woodruff, Henry; farmer; 7m ne Zionsville, B. C; P. O., 
Joliet. Born in Ohio 1808; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. 
Christian. 

Woodruff, Andrew; farmer; 7 m n e Zionsville, B. C; P. O., 
Joliet. Born in Ind. 1843 ; settled in H. C. 18 — . 

Wicker, Caleb; farmer; 2^ m n w Eagletown. Born in Tcnn. 
1822; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. 

Wade, M.; farmer; i^- m w Eagletown. 

White, N.; dealer in drugs, groceries and hardware; Eagletown. 
Born in Ohio 1819; settled in H. C. 1833. Indpt. 



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Way, Alfred A.; carpenter and contractor ; Eagletown. Born 
in N. C. 1 841 ; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. 

White, Wm. F.; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1838; set- 
tled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Wells, Z. A.; farmer; 2 m s w Westfield. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Rep. Friend. 

Wade, Isom ; carpenter ; 2 m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1854. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Wheeler, Wm. V.; farmer; ij m e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1832. Protestant. 

Wilson, G.; retired farmer; 2 m e Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1798; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Wheeler, Mrs.; boarding-house; Westfield. Born in Ind. 183 1; 
settled in H. C. 1845. Methodist. 

Williams, Philip P.; clerk; Westfield. Born in Ind. 1845 I set- 
tled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Friend. 

Yow, James; carpenter; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1828; set- 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

YOW, J. F.; carpenter and contractor ; Westfield. Born in N. 
C. 1827; settled in H. C. 1859. ^^P- 



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ADAMS TOWNSHIP. 



Adams Township is bounded on the north by Tipton county, 
on the east by Jackson township, on the south by Washington, 
and on the west by Boone and CHnton counties, being situated 
in the northwest corner of the county, and contains 48 square 
miles. Among many it is supposed to be the third township in 
the county. The surface is level, the soil fertile, and its princi- 
pal timber is burr oak, walnut, poplar, and ash, with a fair sup- 
ply of beech, sugar, and elm. It has several clear streams run- 
ning through it, the chief of which is Cicero, with numerous 
ditches, which are filled with stock water throughout most of the 
year. There are three post-offices in the township, and two 
lively villages — Boxley and Sheridan — both of which are voting 
precincts. 

The first settlement of the township was on the spot where 
Boxley now stands, George Boxley's family gave name to the 
village, and Addison Boxley was the first postmaster. The 
first Justices of the Peace were Reuben Tanzey and James 
Lackey. Boxley was laid out in 1836. The old residence of 
George Boxley still stands a relic of the olden years. It is 
beautifully surrounded with a domestic forest of pine, cedar and 
fruit trees, evidences of both taste and utility. Boxley is incor- 
porated, and contains a population of about 200. 

Sheridan also contains about 200 inhabitants, although it is 
only of recent growth. It is well worthy of notice for the en- 
ergy of its business men, and for its village enterprise. 

The lumber and stave business of the place is very considera- 



288 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



ble. There are perhaps 13 miles of gravel road in the township. 

T. B. Spencer claims to have split the first rails, built the 
first cabin, and to have made the first clearing in the township. 

Among the first settlers of this township were George Box- 
ley, Washington McKenzie, Samuel McMustry, Thomas Jones, 
J. A. McLaughlin and John McKinzie, who have all passed 
away. Those yet living are Coleman Burton, Samuel Burton, 
Eber Teter, and John Moore. The family of the latter make one 
of the first of the tovvnship in intelligence, enterprise and good 
sound constitutions. 

Vote of 1872 — Republican, 340; Democratic, 152; total, 492. 

CHURCHES. 

Wesleyan Methodist Church, Boxley ; Rev. John L. Fall, 
pastor; membership, 50; value of church property, ;^iooo. 

Christian Church, Boxley ; Elder Mordica McKenzie, pastor ; 
membership, no; value of church property, ;$I500. 

M. E. Church, Boxley; Rev. Eli Rammel, pastor; member- 
ship, 86; Sabbath school scholars, 50; Abraham Steffy, sup"t ; 
value of church property, ;$2300. 

Pleasant Ridge M. E. Church ; 3J miles north of Boxley ; 
Rev. Eli Rammel, pastor; membership, 40; Sabbath school 
scholars, 25 ; L. L. Ogle, superintendent. 

Union Christian Church ; 4 miles northeast of Boxley ; Rev. 
J. M. Martz, pastor; membership, 100 ; value of church prop- 
erty, ^1500. 

Society of Friends ; 2| miles northwest of Boxley; mem.ber- 
ship, 12; Sabbath school scholars, 40; Amy Harris, superin- 
tendent; value of church property, $300. 

Liberty Wesleyan Methodist Church ; Rev. Jno. L. Fall, pos- 
tor ; membership, 60 ; Sabbath school scholars, 40 ; Martha 
O'Rear, superintendent; value of church property, ^looo. 

Society of Friends; 2J miles south of Boxley; membership, 
150; Sunday school .scholars, 75 ; S. M. Cook, superintendent. 



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M. E. Church, at Sheridan ; Rev. EU Rammel, pastor ; mem- 
bership, 60; Sabbath school scholars, 50; Mrs. Julia A. Mace, 
superintendent ; value of church property, ^2000. 

M. E. Church, Carmel ; 3 miles southeast of Sheridan ; Rev. 
Eli Rammel, pastor ; membership, 70 ; Sunday school scholars, 
40 ; Sophia Grindell, superintendent ; value of church property, 
;^5oo. 

Union Grove Friends' Society ; 2f miles southeast of Sheri- 
idan ; membership, 175; Sunday school scholars, 50; Jacob 
Hinshaw, superintendent; value of church property, i^iooo. 

Local Preachers — L. C. Hines, W. M. Sims, Joseph Green, 
P. G. Pearson, M. E. Church ; Ambrose Teter, Wesleyan Meth- 
odist ; Coleman Burton, Christian Church. 

LODGES. 

Fidelity Lodge, No. 309, A. F. and A. M.; organized 1862; 
membership, 34. 

Sheridan Grange, No. 662 ; Jno. S. Kerchival, Secretary ; 
membership, 30. 

Union Grange, No. 197; 2 miles east of Boxley ; member- 
ship, 53. 

Adams Grange, No. 414; 4J miles northwest of Boxley; H. 
H. Jackson, Secretary; membership, 45. 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school houses in township, 16; total estitmated 
value of school property, including houses, grounds, seats and 
apparatus, ;^6ooo. 

Special school tax on each ^100, 20 cents; on each poll, 25 
cents; total estimated special school tax, ^1400. 

Number of volumes in township library, 359. 

Total enumeration of children between the ages of 6 and 21 
years, 907; number of pupils admitted into the schools, 754. 

Number of districts in which schools were taught, 16 ; aver- 

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age length of school in days, 120; number of teachers em- 
ployed, 16. 

Average daily compensation of teachers — males, ^1.85; fe- 
males, $1.62. 

Spicewood Graded School, 2 J miles south of Boxley ; value, 
;^2000. 

John A. Wallace, township trustee. 

DIRECTORY OF ADAMS TOWNSHIP. 

Abbett, John; shoemaker; ij m s Boxley. Born in Mass. 
1800; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Almond, Hiram; farmer; t,}^ m n e Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Christian. 

Albright, Henry ; farmer ; 4J m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Burton, G. W. ; farmer ; i| m n Boxley. Born in H. C. 1856. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Bishop, W. H.; farmer; 7 m w Shielville. Born in H. C. 1837; 
Rep. Methodist. 

BENNETT, PERRY; farmer; 2^ m e Boxley. Born in H. 
C. 1845. Dem. Christian. 

Bennett, Henry; 2^ m e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1850. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Bennett, Edison; farmer; 2| m e Boxley. Born in Ind. 18 18; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Christian. 

Baker, Uri ; farmer; ^ m n e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1843. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Baker, Jesse; farmer; ^4 m n e Boxley. Born in Pa. 1805; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Boxley, Addison; farmer; Boxley. Born in Va. 1809; settled 
in H. C. 1829. Dem. Christian. 

BURROWS, MRS. PHEBE; farmer; 2 m n Boxley. Born in 
N. C. 1796; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Christian. 



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Boxley, T. P.; dealer in drugs and groceries ; Boxley. Born in 
Va. 1807 ! settled in H. C 1829. Rep. Swedenborgian. 

Burrows, .Allen ; farmer; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Protestant. 

Burris John; farmer; 2 m e Boxley. Born in Ohio 1814; set- 
tled in H. C. 1835. Indpt. PViend. 

Burris, Henry; miller; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1836; settled in 
H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

BURROWS, CYRUS ; physician and dentist ; Boxley. Born 
in Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1841. Rep. Christian. 

Beam, G. W.; farmer; i^ m e Boxley. Born in Ohio 1840; 
settled in H. C. i860. Dem. Protestant. 

Burton, Samuel; farmer; ij m e Boxley. Born in Va. 1803; 
settled in H. C. 1831. Rep. Christian. 

Burton, J. C; tile maker ; ij m e Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1848. Dem. Protestant. 

Burris, Lewis ; farmer; 2 me Boxley. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Indpt. Protestant. 

Burris, Levi; farmer; 2 m e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1840. 
Indpt. Protestant. 

Baker, J. B.; i m n Baker's Corner. Born in Ind. 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1852 Protestant. 

Boyles, Wm. ; farmer ; 4^ m n w Boxley. 

BAILEY, JAMES ; farmer; }^ m n w Boxley. Born in N.Y. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Biddle, Wm.; farmer; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in Ky. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Dem. Methodist. 

Biddle, G. W.; farmer; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Regular Baptist. 

BURTON, COLEMAN ; farmer ; 2J m n w Boxley. Born in 
Va. 1811 ; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Christian. 

Burton, John E.; farmer; 2| m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Protestant. 



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Bailey, Daniel; farmer ; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in N. Y. 18 13; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant, 

Bailey, Abraham ; farmer ; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1850; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

Bower, W. T.; farmer ; 3J m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1843 ; 
settled in H. C. 1849. Indpt. Christian. 

Barker, W. C; farmer; 3I m n e Boxley. Born in Va. 1815 ; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. New Light. 

BURTON, JOSEPH ; farmer; 3J m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1827; settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. Christian. 

Burton, J. M.; farmer; 4 m n e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1840; 
Dem. Protestant. 

BOWER, E. M.; farmer; 3 m n Boxley. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. Protestant. 

BOWER, J. A.; farmer; 3 m n Boxley. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

BOWER. H. A.; farmer; 3 m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1822. 
settled in H. C. 1849. Rep- Universalist. 

Boothj J. A.; farmer; i^ m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Christian. 

BURTON, JOHN M.; farmer; ij m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1824; settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. Christian. 

Beeson, Amasa ; farmer ; | m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 1818 ; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Beeson, John; farmer; | m n Boxley, Born in Ind. 1818; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Friend. 

BEESON, STEPHEN ; farmer ; 2| m s e Sheridan. Born in 
Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep, Friend. 

Bradfield, John P.; farmer; 2}^ m se Sheridan. Born in H.C. 
1 844. Rep. Protestant, 

Barker, Elihu ; farmer ; 2| m s e Sheridan. Born in N, C. 1822 ; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend, 

Burns, Milton; farmer; i m s Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1843. R^p. Protestant. 



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Barron, Naman ; farmer ; if m s Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1848 ; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

BAKER, WM, M.; proprietor Circular Saw-mill ; 2| m s Sheri- 
dan. Born in 111. 1844; settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. 
Methodist. 

Baker, J. P.; sawyer; 4 m n Joliet. Born in 111. 1853; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Beaver, P. L. ; farmer; 4 m n Joliet. Born in Ind. 1840; set- 
tled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Methodist. 

Barnes, G. W.; farmer; 2J m s Sheridan. Born in N. C. 18 14; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Boatman, John; farmer; ij m s e Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1826; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

BAKER, ANTHONY; flouring and saw mills; firm of Pear- 
son & Baker; Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1843. Rep. 
Protestant. 

BOXLEY, CASWELL; farmer; Sheridan. Born in Va. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1829. Indpt. Protestant. 

Boxley, E. H,; farmer; 5^ m n w Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1849. Dem. Frotestant. 

Boardman, E. G. ; carpenter; Sheridan. Born in Ind, 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Methodist. 

Beard, Josephus ; cooper; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

Boatman, C. R. ; photographer; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Bragg, A. O. ; stave bumper; Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Rep. Friend. 

Boatman, M. B. ; farmer; 3 m sw Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1830; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 

Beeson, J.; farmer; 2 m s e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 

Boothe, William; farmer; I7 m e Boxley. Born in Va. 181 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 



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Baker, John Y.; farmer ; ^^ m w Baker's Corner. Born in Ind. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Spiritualist. 

Baker, Thomas D.; farmer; ^ m w Baker's Corner. Born in 
Ind. 1838; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Spiritualist. 

Baker, William H.; farmer; Baker's Corner. Born in Ind. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Spiritualist. 

Beals, J. C. ; farmer; i^ m s w Deming. Born in Ohio 1831 ; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

BENSON, J. M.; farmer; i m s Baker's Corner. Born in N. 
C. 1817; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Friend. 

Benson, W. P.; farmer; i^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in N. 
C. 1850; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

BLANTON, JOHN; farmer; 3J m s e Sheridan. Born in H. 
C. 1846. Indpt. Methodist. 

Blanton, Nathan ; farmer ; 3^ m s e Sheridan. Born in Tenn. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1841. Dem. Methodist. 

Bradfield, Samuel; farmer; 4ms Boxley. Born in Ohio 1803; 
settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Methodist. 

BOYD, J. H.; carpenter and contractor; Sheridan. Born in 
Ohio 1845 5 settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

Bennett, E.; farmer; 2J m n e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1818; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Christian. 

Baker, Ira H.; mechanic; Baker's Corner. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep, Wesleyan. 

Cox, Robert; farmer and grocer; 2J m s e Sheridan. Born in 
N. C. 1813; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Carney, D. O.; farmer; 3 m s e Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1831; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Methodist. 

Cottingham, S. W.; farmer ; 3 m w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Crumbaugh, C. W. farmer; 5^ m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. Methodist. 



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Campbell, W. M.; engineer; 4I m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Indpt. Protestant. 

Condell, Elim ; farmer; i-| m s e Pickard's Mills, liorn in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Regular Baptist. 

Coppock, Henderson; farmer; 4 m n Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1835. Rep. Christian. 

Cotton, G. W.; farmer; yl m n e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1838 ; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep, Protestant. 

CLAYTON, W. H.; farmer ; 2J m n e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Methodist. 

CONNELLY, P. T.; boot and shoemaker ; Boxley. Born in 
Md. 1810; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

Cox, Paris ; saw mill and lumber dealer ; firm of Mills & Cox ; 
21/^ m s Boxley. Born in N. C. 1849; settled in H. C. 
1864. Rep. Friend. 

Cook, S. W.; farmer; 2| m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Cook, Amos; farmer; 2J m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Cook, John; farmer; 3 m s e Boxley. Born in Ohio 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Cutts, Elizabeth ; farmer ; 35 m s e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 

Crapper, Edward; wagon-maker; Sheridan. Born in Ky. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Methodist. 

Cox, James R.; farmer ; ^ m n Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. Protestant. 

COX, ISAIAH ; farmer; breeder of blooded stock; i^ m s e 
Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1848. 
Rep. Christian, 

Cox, W. H.; farmer; if m se Sheridan. Born in H. C. 185 i. 
Rep. Protestant. 

DUNN, M. L.; farmer and blacksmith ; 2 m e Boxley. Born 
in N. C. 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Protestant. 



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Drake, Robert; farmer: 2 m s e Boxley. Born in Ohio 1817; 
settled in H. C. 185 1. Dcm, Protestant. 

DRAKE, R. C. ; tile maker; 2J m s e Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1855. Dem. Protestant. 

Demcy, Charles; farmer; 2| m s Boxley. Born in N. C; set- 
tled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

DUNCAN, W. E.; miller in Pearson & Baker's flouring mills ; 
Sheridan. Born in Ky. 1836; settled in H, C. 1868. 
Indpt. Protestant. 

DUNCAN, BAKER & CO.; proprietors Planing Mills ; Sher- 
idan. 

DAVENPORT, H. E.; physician and surgeon; Sheridan. 
Born in Ind. 1846; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Meth. 

DAVENPORT, W. A.; blacksmith; Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Dixon, George; wagon maker; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1833; 
settled in H. C 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Dean, A. J.; carpenter and joiner; Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1838. Rep. Methodist. 

Davis, N. J.; farmer; ij m n e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1825. Dem. Protestant. 

Davis, Enoch; farmer ; 3 m s e Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Davis, Wm. A.; farmer and tile manufacturer ; ij msSheridan. 
Born in Ind. 1821; settled in H. C. 1825. Dem. Protest. 

Davis, Marion; farmer; i ^^ m s Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1846* 
Dem. Protestant. 

Deuny, Richard; carpenter; ^ m w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Deuny, Ira; farmer; 6 m n w Westficld. Born in Ind. 1853; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

DRAGOO, C. F.; farmer; 3 m w Boxley. Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 



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DAVIDS, JAMES A.; farmer and dealer in lumber; 4I m n w 
Boxley. Born in Ohio 1836; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep, 
Methodist. 

Davids, John ; farmer ; 4^ m n w Boxley. Born in Ohio 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Dem. United Brethren. 

Davids, Jacob ; farmer ; firm of Davids & Campbell, saw mill ; 
4 m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 1845. Rep. Protestant. 

Dell, Mrs. Barbara ; farmer ; i J m w Boxley. Born in Germany 
1838 ; settled in H. C. i860. Dem. Roman Catholic. 

Dailey, Charles; farmer; 2 m n w Boxley Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Christian. 

Daffron, James; farmer; Boxley. Born in N. C. 1833; settled 
in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

DEVANEY, HENRY ; farmer ; 6 m w Sheridan. Born in N. 
C. 1844; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Christian. 

EDWARDS, B. F. ; general merchandise ; firm of Foster & 
Edwards; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 
i860. Rep. Methodist. 

EUDALY, PHCEBE; farmer; ij m s Sheridan. Born in 111. 
1832 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Methodist. 

EUDALY, WM. A.; student at law; i| m s Sheridan. Born 
in Ind. 1850; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Methodist. 

Emmons, James H.; saw mill; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1852 ; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist 

EMMONS, HAMILTON ; general merchandising ; firm of Em- 
mons & Foight; Sheridan. Born in Va. 1821 ; settled in 
H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

EMMONS, MAGGIE; milliner; Sheridan. Born in Va. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

Enos, George E.; farmer; 2^ m n w Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1848; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. M. Baptist. 

Enright, John ; farmer ; 5 m n w Boxley. Born in Ireland 
181 8 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Roman Catholic. 



298 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



EDWARDS, THOMAS ; farmer ; 3 J m n e Boxley. Born in 
N. C. 1801 ; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Methodist. 

Farlow, John ; farmer; 2 m s Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Fristae, Jesse; farmer; 3^ m w Sheridan. Born in Ky. 181 5 ; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Methodist. 

Ferguson, Eliza; farmer; 2^ m n w Boxley. Born in Pa. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Ferguson, T. C; farmer; 2|- m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Fox, Riley ; farmer ; 3 ^ m n e Boxley. 

Foutch, F. J.; farmer ; 2 m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 1839; set- 
tled in H. C. 1846. Dem. Protestant. 

Foutch, M. v.; farmer; i^ m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Dem. Protestant. 

Fisher, Mrs. Cilpha ; hotel proprietress. Born in N. C. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Methodist. 

Fisher, W. L.; farmer; Boxley. Born in N. C. 1839; settled 
in H. C. 1864. Protestant. 

FOSTER, D. M.; post master and merchant; firm of Foster & 
Edwards; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 
1873. Rep. Methodist. 

Foulk, John B.; farmer ; J m s Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1844; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Fodea, A. H.; farmer; i m s w Baker's Corner. Born in H. 
C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

Flannegan, J. H.; merchant; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 185 1; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

FOIGHT, DAVID; general merchandising ; firm of Emmons 
& Foight ; Sheridan. Born in Wurtemburgh 1823 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Lutheran. 

Fancher, J. W.; medical student; Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Protestant. 



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Furnas, Joseph ; farmer ; 2 m s w Boxley. Born in Ohio 1837 ; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Farrow, W. H.; farmer ; 3! m s w Boxley. Born in Ind. 1832 ; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Christian. 

Farrow, Benjamin ; farmer ; 4 m s w Boxley. Born in England 
1804; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Protestant. 

Gossett, J. M.; physician; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1822; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Rep. Methodist. 

Greathouse, Mary J.; farmer; 3 m s e Boxley. Born in Pa. 
1826; settled in H. C. 1864. Methodist. 

GEORGE, RACHEL A.; school-teacher; ^/( m e Baker's Cor- 
ner. Born in Ohio 1837; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. 
Friend. 

George, Cyrus ; farmer ; J m n Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Wesleyan Meth. 

George, Enos ; farmer ; J m e Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1842; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Friend. 

George, J. B.; farmer; ^ m n Baker's Corner. Born in Va. 
1828; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Friend. 

Green, Joseph; farmer; i^ m s e Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1855; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

Green, Elias D.; farmer; i| m s e Baker's Corner. Born in 
N. C. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

Green, J. Y.; post master and merchant ; Baker's Corner. Born 
in N. C. 1841 ; settled in H, C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

George, David ; farmer; Sheridan; Born in Ohio 1837; settled 
in H. C. 185 I. Rep. Christian. 

Green, N. S.; farmer ; i|^ m s e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1848 • 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

Gully, J. B.; farmer ; i m w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1829; set- 
tled in H. C. 1870. Independent. Friend. 

Goodner, James; farmer; j/q m w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Dem. Protestant. 



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GOFF, W. J.; farmer; 2^ m n w Boxley. Born in N. C. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Greger, J. H. H.; carpenter; 3I m n w Boxley. Born in Va, 
1845; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Methodist 

GLAZE, J. N.; farmer; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Dem. Protestant. 

HORN, D. J.; druggist and salesman ; Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1852. Rep. Protestant. 

HINES, L. C. ; cabinet maker and undertaker; Boxley. Born 
in Ohio 1829; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 

HARBAUGH, SAMUEL ; wagon maker ; Boxley. Born in 
Ky. 1808; settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Protestant. 

Haughey, J. M.; farmer; ^ m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Horn, P. D.; carpenter and pump maker; Boxley. Born in 
Ind. 1830; settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Christian. 

Horney, W. D. ; tile maker; 2| m s e Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Hackleman, B. M.; teamster; i^^ m s Boxley. Born in H. C. 
185 1. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Haughey, Able; farmer; 2}^ m n e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1842; settled in H. C. 1871, Rep. Protestant. 

Haughey, J. N.; farmer; 2 m e Boxley. Born in Va. 18 10; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Havvorth, Joel R. ; farmer; 2% m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H, C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

Hobson, N. T.; engineer; 2J m s Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Protestant. 

Hand, Thomas; farmer; 2ms Sheridan. Born in Ky. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Dem. Christian, 

Hand, R. N.; farmer; 2ms Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Dem. Christian. 



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Harris, Washington G. B. ; farmer ; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in 
H. C. 1840. Dem. Methodist. 

Harris, Patton ; farmer; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in S. C 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1830. Dem, Methodist. 

Harris, Miles; farmer; 5 m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Harris, Henry ; saw-mill ; firm of Harris & Stambrough ; 4 m n 
w Boxley. Born in N. C. 1828; settled in H. C. 1865. 
Protestant. 

Harbaugh, L. C; farmer; i^ m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1848. Dem. Protestant. 

Honchan, John ; farmer ; i ^ m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Hinkle, L. D.; farmer; ^ m s Boxley. Born in Va. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. United Brethren. 

Hodgson, Uri ; farmer ; ^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1811; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Friend. 

Hodgson, John; ^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in H. C. 1839. 
Rep. Friend. 

Holmes, F. S.; saw mill and lumber dealer; firm of Mundy & 
Holmes; 2J m w Deming. Born in N. C. 18 18; settled 
in H. C. 1859. Dem. Methodist. 

HASKET, C. W.; farmer; 3 m s w Deming. Born in Ind. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Holmes, J. T.; farmer; 3J m s Deming. Born in N. C. 1852 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Methodist. 

Hiatt, Enos ; blacksmith ; firm of Hiatt & McMinds; Sheridan. 
Born in Ind. 1822; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Meth. 

Hetherington, Hugh E. ; farmer ; i m n e Sheridan. Born in 
Va. 1823 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Methodist. 

Harbaugh, Wm. P.; farmer; j^ m w Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1824; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Christian. 

Harbaugh, Philip; farmer; 4J m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1836. Dem. Christian. 



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Harbaugh, T. J.; farmer; i^ m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1846. Dem. Christian. 

Harbaugh, G. W.; farmer; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1850. Dem. Christian. 

Hershman, George ; farmer ; 3I m n w Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1 8 17; settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Methodist. 

Hershman, Samuel ; farmer ; 33/^ m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Hershman, Wm. H.; farmer; 3 J m n w Boxley. Born in H. 
C. 1850. Independent. Methodist. 

HERSHMAN, W. J.; farmer; 3}^ m n w Boxley. Born in H. 
C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

HERSHMAN, CHAS.; farmer; 3^^ m n w Boxley. Born in 
Ohio 1 812; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Christian. 

Hockenberry, Job ; farmer; 2 m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1S22; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Dunkard. 

Hockenberry, P. W. ; farmer ; 2 m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Protestant. 

Hines, D. S.; farmer; 3^ m n e Boxley. Born in Ohio 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

Hutchens, A. B.; farmer; ij m s e Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Harrison, Paris; farmer; 2^4^ m s e Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1867. Rep. Protestant. 

Harrison, William ; farmer ; 2j m s e Sheridan. Born in H. C. 

1839. R*^P- Protestant. 
Henshaw, Moses P2.; farmer; 2^^ m s e Sheridan. Born in N. 

C. 1844; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Hinshaw, Jacob ; farmer ; i/( m n Lamong. Born in N. C. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Friend. 

HINSHAW, ISAAC N.; farmer; i ^ m s e Sheridan. Born 
in N. C. 1846; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

Hiatt, Isom ; farmer; 23^ m se Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Friend. 



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HIATT, ELI W.; farmer; Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Rep. Friend. 

Harris, T. C; farmer; 31^ m n \v Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Friend. 

Horn, David L.; druggist; Boxley. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Jones, Dilman ; farmer and mechanic ; i ^ m n Baker's Corner. 
Born in Ohio 1835 ; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protest. 

Jones, T. J.; farmer; i m n Baker's Corner. Born in Va. 1806; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Indpt. Protestant. 

Jones, A. W.; engineer; Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Baptist. 

Johnson, Manah ; toll-gate keeper ; Baker's Corner. Born in 
N. C. 1818; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Jessup, J. P.; farmer; Baker's Corner. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Jessup, EHhu ; farmer ; i{( m n w Baker's Corner, Born in H. 
C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

JONES, HARRISON ; saw mill ; ^ m s e Baker's Corner. 
Born in Ohio 1839; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Prot. 

Jones, Lewis ; saw mill; ij m n Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1847 ; settled in rl. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

Jones, Willis ; farmer ; i ]'^ m n e Baker's Corner. Born in 
Ohio 1843; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

JOHNSON, ZENO ; farmer; 2^ m w Deming. Born in H. 
C. 1 841. Rep. Methodist. 

JOHNSON, JOHN; retired farmer; 2J m w Deming. Born 
in N. C. 1806; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Jay, Elijah ; farmer; 3 m s w Boxley. Born in Ohio 1835 ! set- 
tled in H. C= 1867. Rep. - Friend. 

Jessup, Cyrus ; carpenter and contractor ; Sheridan. Born in 
Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Christian. 



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Jay, Amos; farmer; i^ m s e Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Jones, J. O.; house and sign painter; Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

Johns, J. H.; sawyer; 2| m s Sheridan. Born in H. C, 1850. 
Rep. Protestant. 

JOHNSTON, JOB; farmer; 3 m s e Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1845. Rep. Methodist. 

Jackson, J. M.; farmer; 2 m s e Pickard's Mills. Born in Ind. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Protestant. 

Jackson, H. H.; farmer; 2 mse Pickard's Mills. Born in Ind. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Protestant. 

KERCHEVAL, R. G.; farm.er; i m s Boxley, Born in Ohio 
1813; settled in H. C. 1856, Rep. Granger. Protestant. 

Kerns, Henry; farmer; i m s Boxley. Born in Va. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Kinney, Oliver; farmer; 3 m w Deming. Born in N. C. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Kercheval, R. P.; farmer; 2 m s w Boxley. Born in Mo. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1859. ^^^P- Protestant. 

Kercheval, John E. ; farmer ; 2|- m s w Boxley. Born in Mo. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

KERCHEVAL, T. W. ; carpenter and foreman stave factory; 
Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1829 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. 
Protestant. 

KERCHEVAL, L. S.; farmer; i^ m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1842; settled in H. C 1859. ^ep- Protestant. 

Kirte, Samuel; farmer; i^^ m w Boxley. Born in Va, 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Protestant. 

KERCHEVAL, JOHN S.; farmer; 2 m s w Boxley. Born in 
Ohio 1842; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Kinney, William ; farmer ; 3 i^ m w Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Methodist. 



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KERCHEVAL, MRS. MARY A.; farmer; 2 m w Boxley 
Born in Ohio 18 19; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Meth. 



Lindley, David; farmer; 2^ m s Boxley. Born in N. C. 
1827 ; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Lindley, John W.; farmer; 3 m e Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
185 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Lindly, William; farmer; 3ms Boxley. Born in N. C. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Methodist. 

Lindley, O. C; farmer; 2^ m s Boxley. Born in N. C. 1831 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Linton, Gary; farmer; 31^ m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Linton, David ; farmer ; 3^ m n e Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1829; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Liggette, Joseph ; farmer ; ^^ m w Sheridan. Born in Ind, 
1846; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Lovell, George ; farmer ; i^^ m w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1827; 
settled in H. G. 1856. Dem. Protestant. 

LANKFORD, WM. R.; farmer; 3% m n w Boxley. Born in 
Ind. 1833; settled in H. G. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Lane, D. M.; farmer; 5 m n w Boxley. Born in H. G. 1835. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Locklay, Nelson ; farmer; 4 m n e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1849. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Lane, F. M.; farmer; 6 m w Shielville. Born in Ohio 1839; 
settled in H. G. 1866. Rep. Ghristian. 



Mitchel, T. J.; saddle and harness maker; Boxley, Born in 
. Ind. 1837 ; settled in H. G. 1867. Rep. Methodist. 

Mitchell, Mary E.; milliner and dress maker; Boxley. Born 
in H. G. 1844. Rep. Swedenborgian. 

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306 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Mitchell, L. B.; harness maker ; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

Myers, M. C; farmer; ij m e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1855. Indpt. Presbyterian. 

Mills, Daniel ; farmer; 2^ m s e Boxley. Born in H. C. 185 i. 
Rep. Wesleyan. 

MANN, A. v.; farmer; 3,;( m s e Boxley. Born inH.C. 1848. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Mann, J. W. ; farmer; ^ m s e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Protestant. 

Mann, Mrs. Sarah ; farmer ; 3/^ m s e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1824; settledinH. C. 1838. Dem. Christian. 

Mills, Jesse ; saw mill and lumber dealer ; firm of Mills & 
Cox ; 21^ m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 183 1 ; settled in H. 
C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

Macy, William; farmer; 2ms Boxley. Born in N. C. 1821 ; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Friend. 

MONTGOMERY, D. H.; stone dresser; Sheridan. Born in 
N. C. 1845; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

Maun, Hiram; farmer; ^ m s Boxley. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1843. Dem. Christian. 

Maun, William; farmer; ^ m e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1852; 
Dem. Protestant. 

MYERS, DAVID ; farmer ; 14: m w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Independent. Protestant. 

Mendenhall, Layton ; farmer; li m e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Mundy, Samuel; farmer; 2^ m s e Sheridan. Borh in Ky. 
1823; settledinH. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

MILLIKAN, CLARKE; farmer; 2 m se Sheridan. Born in 
N. C. 1824; setded in H. C. 1865. Rep. Friend. 

MADISON, J. W ; farmer ; i m s Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 



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Miner, Stephen; farmer; i|^ m s Sheridan. Born in 1828. 
Dem. Methodist. 

Malott, J. W.; i m w Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1850. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Moore, Samuel ; farmer ; ^ m w Sheridan. 

Mace, James ; farmer ; Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1828 ; settled 
in H. C. 1850. Rep. Methodist. 

MANAGE, A. H.; farmer; 2I m n w Boxley. Born in N. C. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1872. Dem. M. Baptist. 

Martin, W. A.; farmer; if m s e Packard's Mills. Born in 
Ind. 1846; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Martin, F. M.; farmer; i }^ m s e Packard's Mills. Born in 
Ind. 1836; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. R. Baptist. 

Miller, Noah; farmer; i| m n w Boxley. Born in Ind. 1837. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Martin, John V.; farmer; 2^ m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Martin, Mrs. Sarah; Boxley. Born in Ohio 18 10, settled in 
H. C. 1837. Rep. Christian. 

Mayn, George; farmer; 4^ mn e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Moore, W. H.; farmer ; 2 m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 1837 ; 
settled in H. C 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

Miller, W. A.; farmer; 2}( m n e Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1849. Indpt. Protestant. 

Mathews, W. A.; farmer; 3 m n e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Mathews, Samuel ; engineer ; 2J m s Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Mullens, Azariah ; farmer; 3I m s e Boxley. Born in Tenn. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Myers, William ; farmer ; 3^ m n e Baker's Corner. Born in 
Ind. 1841 ; settled in H. C 1850. Dem. Protestant. 



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MUNDY, JAMES M.; farmer; 2| m w Dcming. Born in Ky. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1853. Indpt. Methodist. 

MOORE, JASPER ; farmer ; 4 m s e Sheridan. Born in H.C. 
1849. Rep. Protestant. 

MOORE, JOHN ; farmer; 4 m s e Sheridan. Born in Tenn. 
1808; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 

MOORE, MARION ; farmer ; 3 m s e Sheridan. Born in H. 
C. 1834. Rep. Methodist. 

Mills, Thomas ; farmer; 3ms Boxley. Born in Ohio 1818; 
settled in H. C. 1831. Rep. Protestant. 

MOORE, HENRY ; physician and surgeon ; Sheridan. Born 
in H. C. 1 84 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Mikels, W. H.; farmer; i}^. m s e Sheridan, l^orn in N. C. 
1825 ; settled in H. C. 1857. ^^'^P- Wesleyan Meth. 

MOORE, JOHN E.; farmer and Justice of Peace ; Sheridan. 
Born in H. C. 1836. Rep. Methodist. 

McMurtry, T. J.; physician. ; Boxley. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Rep. Christian. 

McMurtry, Perry; farmer; Boxley. Born in Ohio 1826; set- 
tled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

McLaughHn, J. H.; farmer; 3 m s e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1840; settled in H. C. 1870. Protestant. 

McLaughlin, Franklin ; blacksmith ; Baker's Corner. Born in 
Ohio 1849; settled in H. C. 1870. Wesleyan Methodist. 

McMinds, S.; blacksmith; firm of Hiatt & McMinds ; Sheridan. 
Born in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Prot. 

McKinzie, F. M.; farmer; 3 m w Boxley. Born in H. C. 1839. 
Rep. Protestant. 

McKinzie, Mrs. Susan ; farmer ; 3 m vv Boxley. Born in Va. 
1810; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 

McKinzie, T. S. ; farmer; 2 m n w Sheridan Born in H. C. 
1838. Rep. Methodist. 

McKENZn^:, WASHINGTON ; i m n w Sheridan. Born in 
Ind. 1854; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Methodist. 



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McKinzie, Hiram ; farmer ; ^ m n w Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Methodist. 

McMURTRY, DAVID ; farmer ; 3i m n w Boxlcy. Born in 
Ohio 1820; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Christian. 

McCarty, Wilson ; farmer ; ^ m e Boxley. Born in Ohio ; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Christian. 

McMURTRY, ALBERT A.; farmer; 4 m Boxley. Born in 
H. C. 1852. Rep, Protestant. 

McKENZIE, JOHN R.; farmer; i m n w Sheridan. Born in 
Ohio 1833; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist 

McCowen, Lafayette ; 3J m n e Boxley. 

Newby, Thomas ; druggist; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Nevvsom, Jesse ; farmer; 3 m n w Boxley. Born in N. C. 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Methodist. 

OGLE, J. R. ; blacksmith; Boxley. Born in H. C. 1839. 

Rep. Protestant- 
Owens, Lindsey ; tile manufacturer ; 2J m s e Boxley. Born 

in N. C. 1854; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Owen, D. F.; saw-mill; firm of Perry & Co.; 2ms Boxley. 
Born in N. C. 1834; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Oldham, Mrs. Lois ; farmer ; 3 m s e Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Methodist. 

Olney, Ransom; farmer; 3 m n Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Osborn, J. H.; farmer ; 4 m n w Boxley. Born in Ohio 1831 ; 
settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. Protestant. 

Ogle, Arthur; farmer; 6m nw Boxley. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 

Osborn, John ; retired farmer ; 4I m n w Boxley. Born in Va. 
1800; settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. Protestant. 



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Osborn, H. W.; farmer; 2J m e Hillsborough. Born in Ohio 
1835; settled in H. C. 1843. Indp't. Protestant. 

Ogle, D. M.; farmer; 3 m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 1837. 
Rep. Christian. 

Ogle, Robert ; retired farmer ; 3 J4^ m n \v Boxley. Born in Ky. 
1S09; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Christian. 

Ogle, L. L.; farmer; 3 m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1830; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

OGLE, R. T. ; farmer; 2)^ xn n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Methodist. 

Pierce, Alfred ; farmer ; if m s Sheridan. Born in England 
1847; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

PHELPS, E. W.; general merchandising; firm of Phelps & Son ; 
Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1849. Rep. Friend. 

Paugh, Jesse ; farmer; ij m w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Methodist. 

Pearce, Jolm ; farmer; 3|- m n w Boxley. Born in N. J. 1807 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. R^P- Wesleyan Methodist. 

Pearce, James E. ; farmer; 3I m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1838. Rep. Protestant. 

Partlow, George ; farmer ; 2 m s e Packard's Mills. Born in H. 
C. 1848. Dem. Protestant. 

Pearce, Jasper A.; farmer; 2| m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1845. K.GP- Protestant. 

Perry, Lydia ; farmer; 7m w Shielville. Born in Va. 1818; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Protestant. 

Parsons, M. P>.; farmer ; 2| m n Boxley, Born in N. C. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

Parsons, Milton ; farmer; \^ m n Boxley. Born in N.C. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Wesleyan. 

Parsons, G. M.; hunter; ^ m n Boxley. Born in N. C. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 



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PARK, A. W.; farmer ; 3 J m n e Boxley. Born in Ky, 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Protestant. 

Park, Horace ; farmer ; 3 J m n e Boxley. Born in N, 
C. 1833; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

PHILLIPS, A. D.; farmer ; 3f m n e Boxley. Born in N. C. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

Phillips, T. S.; farmer; 2| m e Boxley. Born in N. C. 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 

Phillips, E. S.; farmer and J. P.; Boxley. Born in N. C. 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Methodist. 

PETTIJOHN, A. L, ; physician and surgeon ; 2J m w Deming. 
Born in Ohio 1816; settled in H. C. 1845. ^ep- Wes- 
leyan Methodist. 

PETTIJOHN, OTTO B.; farmer; 2| m w Deming. Born in 
H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

PHELPS, J. M.; postmaster and general merchandising; firm 
of Phelps & Sons ; Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1841. Rep. 
Friend. 

PEARSON, J. P.; firm of Pearson & Baker, flouring and saw 
mills ; also of the firm of Duncan, Baker & Co.; planing 
mills; Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1815 ; settled in H. C. 
1 83 1. Rep. Christian. 

PEARSON, J. O.; flouring and sawmills; firm of Pearson & 
Baker; Sheridan. Born in H. C. 1839. Rep. Protest. 

PEARSON & BAKER ; Flouring Mills ; Sheridan. 

Pearson, P. G. ; saddler and harness maker ; Sheridan. Born in 
Ohio 1825; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Methodist. 

Pierce, Isaac ; carpenter and joiner ; Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Methodist. 

Pearson, Heman ; farmer ; i m n e Sheridan. Born in Vt. 
1804; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Christian. 

Pearson, T. B. ; farmer; Boxley. Born in Ohio 1830; settled 
in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

Palmer, George; wagon maker; Boxley. Born in Ohio 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 



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Palmer, John Y. ; cabinetmaker; Boxley. Born in Ohio 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 

Picket, W. L.; farmer; 3 m s e Boxley. Born in N. C. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Perry, J. L.; saw-mill ; firm of Perry & Co.; 2ms Boxley. 
Born in N. C. 1848; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Wes. 

Picket, J. H.; farmer; 2 m s e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Christian. 

Phillips, T. D.; farmer; 2 m e Boxley, Born in Ind. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Protestant. 

Phillips, Charles C; farmer and mechanic ; 2 m s Boxley. Born 
in N. C. 1832; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Methodist. 

Peskey, H. M.; farmer; i m s Boxley. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Dem. Protestant. 

PICKETT, JOB ; farmer ; ^^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Wesleyan Meth. 

PETTIJOHN, ORLANDO B.; physician and surgeon; 2}4 m 
w Deming. Born in H. C. 1849. Rep- Protestant. 

QUACKENBUSH, JOHN ; farmer and grazier ; 2 m w Boxley. 
Born in N. J. 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Meth. 

Quackenbush, Lewis ; farmer ; 2 m w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1850; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

RAMMEL, REV. ELI; Boxley. Born in N. J. 1816; settled 
in H. C. 1873. Rep. Methodist. 

Ritchie, J. R.; clerk and salesman ; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1854; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Richie, John; merchant; Boxley. Born in Ky. 1817; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Roads, Wm.; boot and shoe manufacturer; Boxley. Born in 
H. C. 1862. Dem. Protestant. 

Roads, Martin; boot and shoe manufacturer; Boxley. Born in 
H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 



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Ritchie, J. M.; merchant; firm of J. C. Ritchie, Sen.; Boxle)- 
Born in Ky. 1849; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protest. 

Ross, P. J. ; farmer and tile maker ; 1 3/( m e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1817; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Christian, 

Rushton, John; farmer; 2 m e Boxley. Born in N. C. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Independent. Christian. 

Reagan, E. H.; farmer; i^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1850; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Reagan, Jehu ; farmer ; ^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
1853; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Reagan, John; farmer; ^^ m s Baker's Corner. Born in Ohio 
18 18; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Reagan, W. J.; farmer and stock trader ; i m e Sheridan, Born 
in Ohio 1847; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Reveal, T. S. ; farmer; 2^ mse Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. Methodist. 

Richards, William ; 3|- m n Sheridan. 

Ross, J. H.; farmer; 31^ m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1842,- 
settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Protestant. 

Ridge, Ransom D. ; farmer; 3^:( m n Boxley. Born in N. C. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Christian. 

Ritchie, Theodore; farmer; Boxley. Born in Ind. 185 1; set- 
tled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Ross, John; farmer; 7 m w Shielville. Born in H. C. 185 i. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Roberts, J. H.; farmer; 4m n e Boxley. Born in Ind. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Protestant, 

Rushton, Wm. L.; farmer ; 7 m w Shielville. Born in N. C. 
1 821; settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Christian. 

Richards, J. W.; farmer ; 4 m n e Boxley. Born in N.C. 1805 ; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 

SIMS, WM. W.; farmer and pump manufacturer; Boxley. Born 
in S. C. 1824; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 



314 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Stiffey, Aaron; farmer; Boxley. Born in Ind. 1846; settled 
in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

STIFFEY, ABRAHAM; blacksmith; firm of Stiffey & Bro.; 
Boxley. Born in Va. 1839; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Stiffey, Joseph; blacksmith; firm of Stiffey & Bro.; Boxley. 
Born in Ind. 1843 ; settled in H. C. 1866, 

Starrett, Daniel ; farmer ; 2 m n e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1843; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Starrett, George ; huckster and toll-gate keeper ; i| m s Boxley. 
Born in Ohio 1844; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Meth. 

Symons, George; farmer; 2ms Boxley. Born in Ohio 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

Simonds, Joshua ; farmer ; ^ m w Baker's Corner. Born in 
Ind. 1850; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

Sturdivant, J. B.; farmer; 54^ m w Baker's Corner. Born in H. 
C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Simmonds, Samuel ; farmer; ^ m e Baker's Corner. Born in 
Md. 181 5 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

Smith, John; farmer; 3 m w Deming. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Sumner, G. C; farmer; 3ms Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Methodist. 

Stanley, W. F. ; farmer; 35^ m s Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Smith, Daniel; farmer; 3 m s Boxley. Born in N. C. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Methodist. 

Spray, Christopher ; farmer ; 3 m s w Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1824; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

SPRAY, JAMES; farmer; 3 m s w Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

Stanley, John ; farmer ; 3 m w Baker's Corner. Born in N. C. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist 



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Spencer, T. S.; farmer; ^^ m n w Sheridan. Born in H. C. 
1849. Indpt. Protestant. 

Stout, P. B.; merchant; Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1844; set- 
tled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Stephenson, Stephen ; farmer ; }^ m n Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1824; settled in H. C. 1832. Dem. Protestant. 

STALKY, J. H.; farmer; 3 m n Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1843; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Christian. 

Staley, W. H.; farmer; 3 m n Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1817; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

STALEY, LUCIEN ; boot and shoemaker; Sheridan. Born in 
N. C. 1849; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

StanbroLigh, Eli ; farmer ; firm of Harris & Stanbrough, saw-mill; 
4 m n w Boxley. Born in H. C. 1847. Rep. Friend. 

Southard, Benjamin ; farmer ; i ^ m e Pickard's Mills, Born in 
Lid. 1836; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. R. Baptist. 

Sturdivant, Wm.; farmer; i| m n w Boxley. Born in N. C. 
1814; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

SUMMERS, J. A.; farmer; 3 m n Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Christian. 

Small, George; farmer; 334^ m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Protestant. 

Small, John; farmer; 3 J m n Boxley. Born in Ky. 1842 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Stewart, Franklin ; farmer ; J m n w Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1827; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem, New Light. 

Smith, James; farmer; 6m n Eagletown, Born in 111. 1844; 
Rep. Methodist. 

Sthal, Aaron ; farmer ; 1 14^ m s Sheridan. Born in Ohio 1839 ; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Protestant, 

Stout, Oliver R.; farmer; ^ m s Sheridan. Born in N.C, 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant, 

SPENCER, T, B. ; farmer; 4 m w Boxley, Born in Va, 1806; 
settled in H, C, 1830, Rep. Methodist. 



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SPENCER, J. P.; farmer; 4 m w Koxley. Born in H, C. 
1853. Rep. Methodist. • 

Strode, J. F.; farmer; 2^ m w Boxley. Born in Ky. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Sturdivant, S. F. ; farmer ; 2| m n w Boxley. Born in N. C. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Stanbrough, Francis H.; farmer; 3mn w Boxley. Born in 
Ohio 1824; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep.' Friend. 

Steele, John ; farmer ; 6 m w Buena Vista. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Christian. 

Stickleford, J. W.; farmer; 2 m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Smith, John; farmer; 2J m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Protestant. 

Shepherd, Moses G. ; farmer ; 2f m n e Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1843 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Steele, Evaline ; farmer; 6 m w Sheridan. Born in Ky. 1823 ; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Christian. 

Scully, Thomas ; farmer ; 3 m e Boxley. Born in Ireland. 
Dem. Roman Catholic. 

Smith, Arza ; farmer; ^m e Boxley. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Smith, Frederick; farmer; ^ me Boxley. Born in Vt. 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Methodist. 

Stillins, Henry ; farmer ; ^4^ m n e Boxley. 

Tweedy, Jonathan ; farmer; i m s e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Thompson, L. D.; farmer; ^ w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

TROXEL, W. H.; farmer; 2/4 m w Boxley. Born in Tenn- 
1828; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Methodist. 

Troxel, Samuel J.; farmer; 3)^ m w Boxley. Born in Ind. 
1856; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Methodist. 



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TETER, A. H.; farmer; 2}^ m n e Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

TETER, AMBROSE ; farmer and tile manufacturer ; 2^^ m s e 
Boxley. Born in H. C. 1838. Rep. Wes. Methodist. 

Teter, Boyd ; farmer and grazier ; i ^ m s e Boxley. Born in 
Va. 1833; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Wes. Meth. 

Teter, Eben ; farmer; i| m s Boxley. Born in Va. 1806; set- 
tled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Teter, Sylvanus ; farmer; Boxley. Born in H. C. 1850. Rep. 
Wesleyan Methodist. 

Teter, George; farmer and stock trader; ij m s Boxley. Born 
in H. C. 1836. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Trueblood, Isaac ; farmer ; 3^ m s e Baker's Corner. Born in 
N. C. 1836; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

THISTLETHWAITE, EDWIN ; farmer ; 3^ m s e Sheridan. 
Born in Ind. 185 i; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Prot. 

THISTLETHWAITE, CHARLES; farmer; 3 m s e Sheridan. 
Born in Ind. 1841; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Prot. 

Thistlethwaite, John ; farmer ; 2 J m s e Sheridan. Born in Del. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant. 

Thistlethwaite, Henry; farmer; 2 m e Sheridan. Born in Ind. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Friend. 

Underwood, John ; farmer ; i m n e Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1818; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

UNDERWOOD, LEWIS; farmer; ^ m e Sheridan. Born in 
Ohio 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

Underwood, Isaac ; farmer ; ^ m s e Sheridan. Born in Ohio 
1816; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Friend. 

Vickery, F. B. ; farmer; i m w Boxley. Born in Ky. 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

■ Venable, Augustave N.; farmer; ij m s Sheridan. Born in 
N. C. 1844; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Friend. 



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VICKERY, JENKINS ; farmer ; 2 m n w Boxley. Born in 
H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

Vernon, William ; farmer ; 2 m w Deming. Born in N. J. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Wilson, W. A.; farmer; 2 m se Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Friend. 

White, Wm.; farmer; i ^/{ m s Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. PViend. 

Wilson, Luther ; farmer ; 2 m s Sheridan. 

Wheeler, Isaac ; farmer; ^ m w Sheridan. Born in Ind. 1819; 
settled in H, C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Ward, Hadley ; farmer; i| m n w Boxley. Born in N.C. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Wiggs, W. A.; farmer; 4^ m n w Boxley. Born in Tenn. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Presbyterian. 

Winders, Charles ; farmer ; 5 m n \v Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1821 ; settled in H, C. 1865. Dem. Protestant. 

Windows, M. T. ; farmer; 4^ m n Boxley. Born in Ind. 185 i ; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Protestant. 

Wiles, H. B.; farmer; 5 m n w Boxley. Born in H, C. 1836. 
Indpt. Protestant. 

WINDERS, WM.; farmer; 3I m n w Boxley. Born in Ohio 
1816; settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Missionary Baptist. 

Wilson, Riley; proprietor flouring mills ; Boxley. Born in N. 
C. 1818; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

Wilson, J. W.; engineer; Boxley. Born in N. C. 1845 ! settled 
in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Wilson, Jesse ; farmer and teamster ; Boxley. Born in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Wiles, Asa; farmer; 3 m e Boxley. Born in Ohio 1830; set- 
tled in H. C. 1844. Indp't. Christian. 

Wells, Cyrus; teamster; 2h m s Boxley. Born in N. C. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. P'riend. 



ADAMS TOWNSHIP. 3I9 



Wilson, T. C; carpenter and joiner; i m n Baker's Corner. 
Born in Ind. 1852; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Prot. 

Wilson, James; cabinetmaker; Sheridan. BorninN.C. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Woodruff, Henry; farmer; 3mse Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Wells, William ; farmer ; 25 m s e Sheridan. Born in N. C. 
1843; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. P'riend. 

Wells, John ; farmer; 2^^ m s e Sheridan. Born in N. C. 1809; 
settled in PL C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

WALLACE, JOHN H.; farmer; 2f m n w Boxley. Born in 
Tenn. 1838; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Windburn, W. H.; farmer; 3^ m n e Boxley. 



Hawthorn, Morris, Gorrell & Jones, 

Importers and Wholesale Dealers in 

China, Glass and Queensware, 

No. z^ SOUTH MERIDIAN STREET, 

INDIA^T^F^OLIS, IISTDI AISTA. 

HOUSE ESTABLISHED IN 1850. 



AKRON STONEWARE 

CONSTANTLY ON HAND. 



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WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 



This township is in the northeast corner of the county, and 
is bounded as follows : On the north by Tipton county, on the 
east by Madison county, on the south by Wayne and Nobles- 
ville townships, and on the west by Jackson township, and 
contains an area of 56 square miles. 

The township is generally level, except along the course of 
White River, which runs across its southeast corner, where the 
land is rolling and somewhat hilly. The soil is rich, and where 
well drained is very productive. The bottom land yields im- 
mense crops of corn, and the more heavy soil fine crops of 
wheat. No township in the county, perhaps, is so abundantly 
supplied with stock water as this ; White River, Duck Creek, 
Bear Creek, and Pipe Creek are the principal streams. This 
was one of the first settled townships of the county, and we 
have been informed that it lacked but one vote of making the 
village of Strawtown in this township the capital of the State. 
The entire township is well supplied with timber. The school 
privileges are good, and the cause of education is advancing. 

Among the first settlers of the township may be mentioned 
Elias Johnson, who came here in 1833 when the whole country 
was largely a wilderness and public roads were a thing unknown. 
He cut and carried on his own shoulders the poles to build his 
cabin, where the Indians greatly outnumbered the whites, and 
wild turkeys and pea vines were as plenty as corn and hogs are 
at the present day. 

Population of township according to census of 1870, is 2,047. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 321 



Vote of the township in 1872 was 409. Voting precinct, 
Strawtown. 

Michael Knapp is Township Trustee. 

CHURCHES. 

M. E. Church at Strawtown has a membership of 42 ; the 
pastor in charge is Rev. J. F. Rhoades ; it has a Sunday school 
with an average attendance of 35 scholars; superintendent, J. 
Coy; value of church property, ^2200. 

Evangelical Church, situated two miles east of Cicero, has a 
membership of 12, and 16 members of the M. E. Church that 
worship with them. Jacob Hartzler is their class leader and 
Daniel Timmens Sunday School Superintendent. Average 
attendance of Sabbath school scholars, 40. Value of church 
property, ;$ 1,000. 

An interesting Sabbath School is held at School House No. 10, 
with an average attendance of 50 scholars. Also at Cary's 
School house, three miles northeast of Strawtown, with an at- 
tendance of 45 scholars. 

Friend's Meeting, near Aroma, has 60 members, and value 
their church property at ^200. 

GRANGES. 

Duck Creek Grange, No. 576, with 27 members. 
Franklin Grange, No. 580, with 26 members. 

SCHOOLS. 

Number of school houses in township, all frame, 16 ; total 
estimated value of all school property in the township, ^11,700; 
special school tax on ^100, 10 cents ; poll, 25 cents; total esti- 
mated special school tax, ^850; number of volumes in township 
library, 560; total enumeration of children between the ages of 
six and twenty-one, 689 ; number of pupils admitted into the 
schools, 667 ; number of districts in which schools were taught, 
16 ; average length of school in days, 112; number of teachers 
employed, 16; average daily compensation of teachers ;^ 1.85. 
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DIRECTORY OF WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 

ALBERTSON, J. H.; farmer; 2^ m n w Strawtown. Born in 
1850. Granger. Protestant. 

ADAMS, D. T.; laborer; Strawtown. 

ANTHONY, J. R. ; farmer; i m n e Strawtown, Born in H. 
C. 1832. Granger. Methodist. 

Anderson, Henry ; farmer ; 4^4, m s e Strawtown. Born in N. 
J. 1789; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Anderson, John; farmer; 2^ m e Strawtown. Born in N. J. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

ANDERSON, A.; farmer ; 4 m s e Strawtown. Born in Ind. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Methodist. 

Apgar, Peter; farmer; 2 m se Strawtown. Born in N. J. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

Blessing, James; engineer; Omega. Born in Ind.; settled in 
H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

BROOKS, JOHN; farmer; Strawtown. Born in N. C. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Granger. Protestant. 

Billhymer, H.; farmer; i m n Omega. Born in Ind. 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Protestant. 

Bryant, J. W.; farmer; i m n Omega. Born in Ind. 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Christian. 

BRIGHT, I. B. ; farmer; 4I m n e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Brunson, James ; farmer ; i m s e Kinderhook. Born in Ohio 
181 8; settled in H. C. 1844. Liberal. Protestant. 

Berg, David; farmer; 2^ m e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1830 ; 
settled in H. C. i860. Protestant. 

Barth, Bearnhart ; farmer ; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Germany 
1804; settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Lutheran. 

BARTH, REINHART; farmer; 2 m se Cicero. Born in 
Germany 1844; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Lutheran. 

BICKWELL, CHAS.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in N. C. 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Lutheran. 



WHITE KJVER TOWNSHIP. 323 

Buscher, A.; farmer; 33^2 m nc C'ccro. Born in Germany 
1795 ; settled in H. C. 1836. Dcm. R. Catliolic. 

Buscher, M.; farmer; 4 m n c Cicero. Born in Germany 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Granger. Catholic. 

Barker, G. A.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Ind. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Baldwin, A. W.; farmer; I5 m w Aroma. Born in N.C. 1812; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

Bauchman, Wm.; farmer. Born in Germany 1822; settled in 
H. C. 185 1. Dem. German Baptist. 

Barnett, G. T. ; farmer; 3 m n e Cicero. Born 1837; settled 
in H. C. 1853. Rep. Universalist. 

Beard, C; farmer; 3^ m n e Cicero. Born in Germany 1S21; 
settled in H. C 1840. Rep. German Baptist. 

BOOTH, J. T.; farmer; ij m s w Clarksville. Born in N. C. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Baldwin, Eli; farmer; i^^^ m w Aroma. Born in H. C. 1838. 
Rep. Friend. 

Beeson, Lex; farmer; Aroma. Born in Ind. 1826; settled in 
H. C. 1 861. Dem. Universalist. 

BABBIT, J. W.; blacksmith; Aroma. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 187 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Billhimer, J.; farmer; Omega. Born in Ohio 1835; settled in 
H. C. 1 86 1. Rep. Christian. 

CORNELIUS, S. E. ; farmer; i| m n w Omega. Born in 
Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. G. Baptist. 

Cline, William H.; farmer ; ij m e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 
1848. Rep. Protestant. 

Caylor, Benjamin; farmer; 1 1^ m s Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1817; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Protestant. 

Caylor, Frank ; farmer ; i ^ m s Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1851; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Protestant. 



324 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Cook, J.; farmer; ^ m e Strawtown. Born in Pa. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Neutral. Protestant. 

Caylor, George ; farmer ; i 5^ m s Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1848; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Protestant. 

CLINE, A.; farmer; i| m e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Lutheran. 

Curry, Henry L.; farmer; i m s w Omega. Born in Ky. 1830; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Christian. 

CLINE, H. J.; farmer; 3 m s e Arcadia. Born in 1835 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Lutheran. 

Chesney, Wm.; plasterer and farmer. Born in Ohio 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. 1874. Granger. Church of God. 

Couden, M.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in 1848. Rep. Prot. 

Couden, A.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in 1852. Rep. Prot. 

Couden, H.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in 1850. Rep. Prot. 

Carpenter, J. M.; mechanic; i^ m n w Aroma. Born in PL 
C. 1852. Rep. New Light. 

Carty, Albert ; farmer ; 3^ m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1849; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Methodist. 

Caca, August ; farmer ; 3^ m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1829; settled in H. C. 1S30. Dem. Granger. Methodist. 

Carson, C. W.; farmer; ^ m n Omega. Born in Ohio 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Carroll, William ; retail grocery ; Omega. Born in Ind. ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Protestant. 

Cole, Henry; farmer; 2| m n e Strawtown. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Carey, J. H.; farmer and minister; 3I m n e Strawtown. Born 
in Md. 1810; settled in H. C. 1826. Rep. Methodist. 

Carey, J.; farmer; 4 m n c Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1840. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Caca, P.; farmer; 3^- m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. Methodist. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 32$ 

Cruzan, W. H.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1838. 
Dem. Protestant. 

CURRY, N. B.; farmer; ^:( m w Omega. Born in Ky. 1854; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Christian. 

COY, J.; farmer and Justice of Peace. Born 1831; settled in 
H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Cooper, J.; boot and shoe store; Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1817; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

CROOKS, J AS. VV.; millwright; Strawtown. Born in N. C. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Methodist. 

Cooper, T.; Strawtown. Born in Va. 1847; settled in H. C. 
1853. Dem. Protestant. 

COUDEN, R. A.; farmer and trader. Born in Ohio 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Universalist. 

Cornelius, D. C; farmer; 4 m n w Strawtown. Born in 1847. 
Rep. Dunkard. 

CORNELIUS, GEORGE; farmer; 4m nw Strawtown. Born 
in Ind. 1815; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Dunkard. 

CASLON, PHILIP ; carpenter ; 2| m e Arcadia. Born in Ger- 
many 1849; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Christian. 

DIENST, F. T.; farmer; 2J m e Arcadia. Born in 1853. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Dresher, Wm.; farmer. Born in Germany 1835 ; settled in H. 
C. 1 86 1. Dem. Lutheran. 

DICK, T. C; farmer; 3i m e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Liberal. Methodist. 

DUBOIS, W. A.; Assessor; Strawtown. Born in Ohio 1841; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Davis, L. M.; farmer; 2 m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 1817; 
settled in H. C. 1831. Dem. Methodist. 

DAVIS, E. E.; farmer; 2| m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1849. Dem. Protestant. 



326 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



Du Bois, Charles M.; teacher; 2 m e Strawtown. Born hi H. 
C. 18—. Rep. Protestant. 

DETRICK, FREDERICK ; farmer ; 5 mn e Strawtown. Born 
m Pa. 1839; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Methodist. 

Du Bois, C. C; farmer; 2 m e Strawtown. Born in Ind. ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Protestant. 

DYER, MRS. ELIZA ; farmer; i^ m w Perkinsville. Born in 
Va. 1821 ; settled in H. C. 1839. Protestant. 

DICKOVER, M. A.; farmer; 2^ m e Arcadia. 

Edson, E.; farmer; i}^ m e Omega. Born in Ind. 1830; set- 
tled in H. C. 1840. Rep, Protestant, 

Edwards, J.; farmer; i}( m w Omega. Born in Va. 1776; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Protestant. 

Evans, S.; farmer; 2| m n w Omega. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Edwards, J. J.; farmer ; 5I m n e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Rep. Christian. 

Eller, J.; farmer; 4 m n e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1847, 
Dem. G. Baptist. 

Eller, A.; farmer; 4m n e Arcadia. Born in Va. 1819; set- 
tled in H. C. 1840. Dem. G. Baptist. 

Eilar, J.; farmer; i| m s Omega, Born in Ind. 1829; settled 
in H. C 1852. Rep. G. Baptist. 

Ennis, G. W.; day laborer; 2j m se Cicero. Born in Ohio 
181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

FLANDERS, J. W.; farmer and stock raiser ; 2 m e Strawtown. 
Born in Ohio 185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Prot. 

FOLAND, WM.; grocery store; Strawtown. Born in 1841; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep, Christian. 

FENLEY, J. W. ; farmer and stock trader ; Strawtown. Born 
in Ky. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Methodist. 

FIERCE, J. W.; farmer; Strawtown. Born 1849. Rep. 
Protestant. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 32/ 

Foust, J. A.; farmer; Aroma. Born in Ind. 185 1; settled in 
H. C. 1867. Dem. Protestant. 

Poland, Thomas ; farmer ; 4 m e Strawtown. Born in Ind, ; 
settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Poland, G. W.; farmer; i)^ m s Aroma. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

PENLEY, J. D.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Ky. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Poland, Samuel ; farmer ; 4 m s e Strawtown. Born in Ind. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Pierce, C. J.; farmer; ij m e Strawtown. Born in Pa. 1805 ; 
settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. Protestant. 

Poland, Nelson; farmer; 5 m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1844. Dem. Protestant. 

Poland, Joseph ; farmer ; 4 m n e Strawtown. Born in Ind.; 
settled in H. C. 1845. R^p. Granger. Methodist. 

Pry, James ; farmer ; 3I m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 

1843. Rep. Methodist. 

Poland, W. P. ; farmer ; 4 m n e Strawtown. Born in H. 
C. 1853. Rep. Granger. Methodist. 

PENLEY, BENJAMIN ; farmer ; Strawtown. Born in Ky. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 

PISHER, BARBARA ; farmer ; Strawtown. Born in Switz- 
erland 1827; settled in H. C. 1852. Lutheran. 

Gardener, Adam; farmer; ij m e Cicero. Born in Germany 
1808 ; settled in H. C. 1835. Lib. Evangelical. 

GARDENER, JOHN ; farmer; ij m e Cicero. Born in H.C. 

1 844. Rep. Evangelical. 

Gibble, Christian ; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Dunkard. 

GROVES, PETER ; farmer ; 2^ m n e Arcadia. Born in Va. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. G. Baptist. 



328 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



GASHO, ISRAEL; farmer; 4m n e Arcadia. Born in i^a. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Lutheran. 

Goin, F.; farmer; Omega. Born in Lid. 1837 ; settled in H.C. 
1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Goin, Eli; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Va. 1815; settled in 
H. C. 1834. Rep. Granger. Protestant. 

Goin, J.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Ind. 1841 ; settled in 
H. C. 1 841. Rep. Christian. 

Gonce, G. W.; Aroma. Born in Ind. 1846; settled in H. C. 
1867. Rep. Protestant. 

Gall, Wm. ; dealer in dry goods ; firm of Gall & Bro. ; Strawtown. 
Born in Ohio 1848; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Christ'n. 

GALL, CHRIS. C; firm of Gall & Bro.; Strawtown. Born in 
Ohio 1836; settled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

GRUBBS, B. H.; farmer; i m n Strawtown. Born in 1841. 
Rep. Protestant. 

GOOD, WM.; farmer; 2| m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1836; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Granger. Methodist. 

Graw, Wm. M.; farmer; i m n e Omega. Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Gunn, H. N.; farmer; 2j m n w Perkinsville. Born in 111. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Methodist. 

GUINN, L.; farmer; 3^ m n wPerkinsville. Born in Ind. 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. U. Brethren. 

GROVES, GEORGE J.; farmer; im s Strawtown. Born in 
Ky. 1831; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Methodist. 

Hilderbrand, Henry ; harness maker ; 2J m e Cicero. Born in 
Va. 1808; settled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Church of God. 

Haiser, John; farmer; 4 m n e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1841, 
Dem. Lutheran. 

HEISSER, ABRAHAM ; farmer ; 3 m n e Cicero. Born in 
Germany 18 10; settled in H. C. 1843. Dem. Lutheran. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 329 

HOLDING, CALEB ; farmer ; y. m e Strawtown, Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 

Hodkins, Joshua; farmer; i m s e Cicero. Born in Ohio 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. Protestant. 

HILL, G. W.; farmer; ^ m w Omega. Born in Va. 1831 ; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Christian. 

HARTLEIN, JOHN; farmer; 3 m n e Cicero. Born in Ger- 
many 1834; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. G. Lutheran. 

Hill, J. M.; retired farmer; 4 m n e Cicero. Born in Va. 1798; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Hoffman, I.; farmer; i m w Aroma. Born in Tenn. 1808 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Methodist. 

Hase, B.; farmer; 2 m w Perkinsville. Born in H. C. 1833. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Holloway, Josiah ; farmer; 35^ mne Strawtown. Born in 
Ohio 1829; settled in H. C. 1830. Dem. Granger. Meth. 

Hosier, Thomas D.; farmer; 5 m e Strawtown. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Hamilton, John W.; farmer ; 31^ m n e Strawtown. Born in 
Ohio 1844; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodist. 

Hendron, I. N.; farmer. Born in Ind. 1850; settled in H. C. 
i860. Rep. Protestant. 

House, Newton ; farmer ; 5 m n e Strawtown. Born in Ind.; 
settled in H. C. 1822. Dem. Granger. Methodist. 

HAWORTH, W.; farmer; i^^mnw Aroma. Born in 111. 
1845 ; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Hutson, J.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1832. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Hendren, J.; farmer ; 2J m e Strawtown. Born in N. C. 1828 ; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

HOWEL, M. C. ; farmer; Strawtown. Born in 1849; settled 
in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Hill, J. H.; farmer; 4 m n e Cicero. Born in Ind. 1849. 
Rep. Dunkard. 



330 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



HILL, W. O.; farmer. Born in Va. 1826; settled in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Dunkard. 

HERTZLER, J. H.; farmer. Born in Pa. 1837; settled in H. 
C. 1858. Granger. Methodist. 

HARVEY, ].; farmer; Aroma. Born in 1810; settled in H. 
C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

HARVEY, CHARLES; farmer; Aroma. Born in H. C. 1838. 
Granger. Friend. 

Hoffman, J. T.; farmer; i m w Aroma. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Protestant. 

HARTER, E.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Ind. 1851 ; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Hollaway, E.; farmer; 4^ m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1840. Dem. Protestant. 

House, George ; farmer and stock trader ; 5 m n e Strawtown. 
Born in Pa. 1820; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Granger. 
Protestant. 

Hobbs, H.; farmer; 22- m n Strawtown. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Granger. Protestant. 

House, 0.; farmer; 5 m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Granger. Methodist. 

Hankley, Frederick ; farmer ; 2 m n e Omega. Born in Switzer- 
land 1837; settled in H. C. 1874. Neutral. Protestant. 

HARTMAN, F. G.; farmer; 2| m e Cicero. Born in Ind. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1872. Granger. Protestant. 

Hartley, J.; farmer; 2 m s w Omega. Born in Pa. 1846; set- 
tled in H. C. 1848. Rep. Protestant. 

HAISSjER, J.; farmer; Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1845. Dem. 
Lutheran. 



Jarrell, William; farmer; i m n Aroma. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Johnson, W. H.; farmer; 2 m n e Strawtown. Dem. Uni- 
versalist. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP, 331 

Justice, J.; farmer; 3I m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1855. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Justice, Isaac; farmer. Born in Ohio 1822; settled in H. C. 
1844. Rep. United Brethren. 

Jack, Walter; Omega. Born in Pa. 1838; settled in H. C. 1867. 
Democrat. Granger. Protestant. 

Johnson, J.; farmer; Omega. Born in Ind.; settled in H. C. 
1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Jones, Perry; sawyer; ij m w Aroma. Born in Ohio 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Protestant. 

KARR, JOHN ; retired farmer ; 5 m n e Cicero. Born in Pa, 
1796; settled in H. C. 1823. Dem. Lutheran. 

KELLEY, WILLIAM ; farmer ; 3 m s Strawtown. Born in 
H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

KNAPP, A.; blacksmith. Born in 1835; settled in H. C. 1871. 
Dem. Methodist. 

KNAPP, M.; Township Trustee. Born in Ohio 1834; settled 
in H. C. 1846. Granger. Lutheran. 

KECK, V. A. Jr.; farmer ; 3^ m e Arcadia. Born in Germany 
1828; settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Christian. 

Knapp, Frederick ; retired farmer ; 2 m e Arcadia. Born in 
Germany 1792; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Lutheran. 

Kinder, I.; farmer; 4J m n e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Dunkard. 

King, P.; farmer; 2^ m n e Arcadia. Born in Germany 1843 ; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. G. Lutheran. 

Klotc, George ; farmer ; 3 m n e Arcadia. Born in Germany 
1 821; settled in H. C. 1849. Dem, Lutheran. 

Karr, Alexander; farmer; 2 m n e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. Lutheran. 



LAMB, DR. E.; physician and surgeon ; Strawtown. Born in 
N. C. 1836; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 



T.T,2 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Lytle, J. S. ; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Ky. 1829; settled 
in H. C. 1850. Dem. Methodist. 

Lutz, M. R.; farmer. Born in Ohio 1816; settled in H. C. 
1835. Dem. Eng. Lutheran. 

Leonard, H.; farmer; 2 m e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1815 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Lutheran. 

Leonard, George; farmer; 2^ m s e Arcadia. Born in Ohio 
1823; settled in H. C. 1847. Dem. Lutheran. 

Lock, Peter; carpenter; Aroma. Born in H. C. 1830. Rep. 
Universalist. 

Leeman, C; tile factory; 2| m n e Omega. Born in Ky. 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Christian. 

LAUB, L* carpenter; Aroma. Born in Pa. 1816; settled in 
H. C. 1865. U. Brethren. 

LEWIS, WILLIAM H.; farmer; 2J m s e Cicero. Born in 
Md. 1850; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Protestant. 

Lemon, J. W.; farmer ; 2 m s w Aroma. Born in Ohio 1839 > 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Protestant. 

Lannert, Henry; farmer; 3^ mn e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 

1850. Dem. Lutheran. 

Leonard, H. V.; farmer; Kinderhook. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Lib. Lutheran. 

LAUDIG, J.; farmer ; 5| m n e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Dem. Protestant. 

LEE, ELIOTT; farmer; i| m w Perkinsville. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Likens, J.; farmer and stock trader; 6 m n e Strawtown. Born 
in Va. 1819; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

Lawer, C; farmer; Strawtown. Born in 1852; settled in H. 
C. 1852, Dem. Protestant. 

Lewark, T. G. ; farmer; 2 m n Perkinsville. Born in H. C. 

185 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Langston, J.; Agent American Peace Society; Aroma. Born 
in Ohio 1817 ; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Friend. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 333 

LEEMAN, J. B.; farmer; 2 m e Omega. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. Christian. 

Leeman, Wm.; farmer and stock raiser ; i|mw Aroma. Born 
in Ky. 1818; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Christian. 

LEEMAN, J.; farmer; i^ m w Aroma. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Leeman, A.; farmer; i| m w Aroma. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Rep. Christian. 

Lower, C. A.; farmer; 5 m e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Protestant. 

LEWARK, W. H.; farmer; 2 m w Perkinsville. Born in Va. 
1826; settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Universalist. 

Leeman, J.; farmer; Aroma. Born in H. C. 1847. Republican 
Christian. 

Lennis, Fred. ; farmer ; 2^ m n w Perkinsville. Born in Ger- 
many 1820; settled in H. C. 1864. Granger. Protestant. 

Lee, John; farmer; 5 m e Strawtown. Born in Ky. 181 7; 
settled in H. C. 1822. Rep. Methodist. 

Lewark, Albert ; farmer ; 4 m s e Strawtown. Born in Ind. ; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Protestant. 

Lee, E.; farmer ; 3 m e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1853. Rep. 
Protestant. 

Lee, Madison ; farmer; 5 m e Strawtown. Born in H.C. 185 i. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Lee, S. B.; farmer; 4m e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Rep. Protestant. 

LEANING, JOHN ; farmer; 2^ m s e Cicero. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Methodist. 

LAUDIG, PETER; retired farmer ; 5 J m n e Cicero. Born 
in Pa. 1805 ; settled in H. C. 1830. Dem. Lutheran. 



Mosbaugh, M.; farmer; 2 m e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Dem. Catholic. 



334 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



MOSBAUGH, JACOB; farmer ; 2 m e Cicero. Born in Ger- 
many 18 1 2. Dem. Catholic. 

MOORE, ANTHONY; farmer; ij m s e Stravvtown. Born 
in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

Moore, Cornelius; farmer; i-J m s e Strawtown. Born in H. 
C. 1844. Dem. Protestant. 

Moore, William ; farmer; i| m s e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1848. Dem. Protestant. 

MERRITT, BRAZILLA; farmer; Omega. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Christian. 

MERITT. NELSON ; farmer ; i m w Omega. Born in Ind. 
183 1 ; settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Christian. 

MYERS, G. W.; farmer; 4 m n e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Christian. 

Martin, S. A.; farmer; 4m n e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1855. Neutral. G. Baptist. 

Morris, Lewis; farmer; I5 m s wStrawtown. Born in Pa. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1847. Dem. Protestant. 

Morris, W. W. ; farmer; i ^^ m s Strawtown. Born in 1850. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Morris, George ; farmer ; i^ m s w Strawtown. Born in H. 
C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

Mock, W. C. ; farmer; i m e Kinderhook. Born in H. C. 1851. 
Granger. Protestant. 

Mendenhall, Jesse ; farmer; 2 m e Buena Vista. Born in H. C. 
1853. Rep. Protestant. 

MENDENHALL, MATILDA L.; farmer; 2m e Buena Vista. 
Born in Tenn. 1817; settled in H. C. 1839. Protestant. 

MYERS, GIDEON L. ; farmer ; 3 m n e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

Miller, I.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1807; settled 
in H. C. 1870. Dem. G. Baptist. 

MORRIS, J.; stock trader ; Strawtown. Born in Ohio 1830; 
settled in PI. C. 1838. Rep. Protestant. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 3; 



Mosbaugh, Frank; farmer; i m n w Strawtown. Born 18^9. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Mosbaugh, J.; farmer; i m n Strawtown. Born 1S44. Dem. 

Catholic. 
Mosbaugh, C; farmer; 23^ m e Arcadia. Born 1846. Dem. 

Lutheran. 

MOORE, W. J.; farmer and stock raiser; i m n Aroma. Born 
in Va. 1830; settled in H. C. 1856. Granger. Protestant. 

MOORE, J.; farmer; i m n Aroma. Born in Va. 1825; set- 
tled in H. C. 1853. Granger. New Light. 

Meritt, M. W.; farmer; ^ m n e Omega. Born in H.C. 1840. 
Neutral. Protestant. 

McKIMMEK, J. A.; carpenter; Aroma. Born in 1852; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Friend. 

McCLINTICK, W. W.; farmer; ij m e Strawtown. Born in 
1833; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

McNeal, A.; book agent; 4 m e Cicero. Born in 1847. Dem. 

Protestant. 
McCLINTOCK, JOHN; farmer; 4m s e Strawtown. Born 

in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

McGraw, Wm.; farmer; Omega. Born in Ind. 1842; settled in 
. H. C. 1 87 1. Rep. Protestant. 

McMahan, J. W.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Ind. 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Neutral. Protestant. 

Newby, F.; farmer; 5 m e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1831 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1836. Rep. Christian. 

Newton, J. R.; farmer; 3 m n e Strawtown. Born in Ind. 
1818 ; settled in H. C 1869. Neutral. Protestant. 

Neutzenhoelzer, Catharine ; farmer ; 3 m n e Arcadia. Born 
in Germany 1816; settled in H. C 1858. Lutheran. 

NEUTZENHOELZER, HENRY ; farmer ; Arcadia. Born in 
Ind. 1853; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant. 

Newby, William ; farmer ; 4 m s e Arcadia. Born in Ky. 1821; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Christian. 



336 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Overlies, C; farmer; 4 m n w Strawtown. Born in 1852. 
Dem. Lutheran. 

ORBAUGH, A.; farmer; i m s Aroma. Born in Va. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Overman, C; retired farmer; 2 m w Omega. Born in N. C. 
1805; settled in H. C. "I837. Rep. Friend. 

Overman, J. M.; farmer; 2 mwOmega. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Orr, Wm.; farmer ; 4 m n e Arcadia. Born in Va. 1819 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1852, Rep. Protestant. 

OVERDORF, D. D.; farmer; ij m e Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant. 



Peck, A. W.; farmer ; 2 J m n e Strawtown. Born 1839. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Pebernat, William ; boot maker ; Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1850; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

PP2TRY, WILLIAM; carpenter; i m e Strawtown. Born in 
Ohio 1852; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Protestant. 

Porter, William ; farmer; f m n Omega. Born in Ohio 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Granger. Protestant. 

Porter, Charles ; farmer ; 3 m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio ; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Rep, Protestant. 

Petry, John; farmer; i m e Strawtown. Born in Pa. 1815. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Peck, George ; farmer ; 4 m n e Strawtown. Born in Va. 1803 ; 
settled in H. C. 1827. Dem. Methodist. 

PECK, J. C; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Ind.; settled in 
H. C. 1822. Dem. Granger. Methodist. 

Peck, Curtis; farmer; 3 m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1846. Dem. Granger. Methodist. 

Parker, W. R.; farmer; 4I m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1852. Dem. Methodist. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 337 

Pierce, F.; farmer; 2J m s e Strawtown. Born in Ohio. 1852 ; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Pierce, Phineas ; farmer ; i ^^^ m s e Strawtown. Born in N. Y. 
181 5; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Protestant. 

Quear, J.; blacksmith ; 4 m e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1833 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1854. Granger. Christian. 



Reynolds, F. M.; farmer; i msw Strawtown. Born 1837. 
Rep. Protestant. 

ROBERTS, JEREMIAH ; farmer and constable. Born in N. 
J. 1820; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Deist. 

RANDAL, B. F.; teacher and off-hand flourisher. Born in 
Me. 1843; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Methodist. 

Remington, J. W.; music teacher ; 2^ m n e Strawtown. Born 
in Ind.; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Methodist. 

Rule, John ; steam saw and grist mills and lumber dealer ; firm 
of Smock & Rule ; Omega. Born in Va. 1833 ; settled in 
H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 

Roberts, A.; farmer; 2J m e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Protestant. 

Rulow, George ; farmer; ^ m w Omega. Born in N.J. 18 13; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Christian. 

Roguett, Caroline ; farmer ; 2 m n e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1853. Lutheran. • 

RAULS, CHARLES; cooper; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Ger- 
many 1822; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Evangelical. 

SPERRY, SAMUEL ; carder and spinner ; Strawtown. Born 
in 1835; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

SMITH, DR. T. J.; physician and surgeon; Strawtown. Born 
in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Protestant. 

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338 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



SMITH, J.; farmer; Aroma. Born in Ohio 1834; settled in 
H. C. 1839. Dem. Protestant. 

Srackangast, T. ; farmer; 3 J m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1833; settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Methodist. 

SPERRY, CHARLES ; farmer ; 2 m n e Strawtown. Born in 
Ind.; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Sperry, Jacob; farmer; 2 m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1848. Rep. Protestant. 

Srackengast, D.; farmer; 3 m n e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Granger. Methodist. 

SHEETS, GEORGE ; farmer and stock raiser ; 4I m n e 
Strawtown. Born in Va. 18 19. Rep. Protestant. 

Sheets, G. D.; farmer; Omega. Born in Ind. 1842; settled in 
H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Snowden, C.; farmer; Omega. Born in Ind. 1848; settled in 
H. C. 1 87 1. Dem. Protestant. 

Schuyler, W.; farmer; 4 m s e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 

1 85 1. Rep. Protestant. 

SCHUYLER, GEO.; farmer; 4!^ m s e Strawtown. Born in 
Ohio 18 — ; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Stephenson, John ; farmer ; 4 m n e Strawtown. Born in N. C. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1855. Dem. Protestant. 

SMOCK, FINLEY ; steam saw and grist mills and lumber 
dealer; firm of Smock & Rule; Omega. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Christian. 

Sheafifer, W. D.; cabinet maker ; 3 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 
1808; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

STEVENS, I.; retired farmer ; 2ms Strawtown. Born in 
Ohio 1811; settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. Protestant. 

SHAFFER, T. ; farmer; ih m s e Arcadia. Born in H. C. 

1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Stehman, Jacob; farmer; 2^ m e Cicero. Born in Pa, 1813 ; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Methodi.st. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 339 

Siler, John; farmer; ij m s Aroma. Born in Ind. 183 1; set- 
tled in H. C. 1854. Dem. United Brethren. 

Shaw, I.; farmer; i^ m n w Aroma. Born in Ind. 1826; set- 
tled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Protestant. 

Shaw, A.; farmer; ij^ m n w Aroma. Born in Ind. 1850. 
Rep. Friend. 

Stahlheffer, Peter ; retired farmer ; 3 m n e Arcadia. Born in 
Europe 1816; settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Lutheran. 

STOOPS, JAMES I.; 2ms Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1855. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Stevens, C; farmer; Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1850. Dem. 
Protestant. 

Shull, C; farmer; 2ms e Cicero. Born in Ohio 1819; set- 
tled in H. C. 1831. Dem. Protestant. 

SHULL, G. A.; farmer ; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Tomlinsor^, C. M.; farmer ; i m n Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1844; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Universalist, 

Tomlinson, F. M.; farmer; i m n Strawtown. Born in 1850. 
Rep. Universalist. 

Timmons, D. J.; 3 m e Cicero. Born in Md. 1840; settled in 
H. C. i860. Rep. Methodist. 

THAYER, S. A.; farmer; 2^ m s Omega. Born in Ind. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

TRAVIS, W. E. J.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Tout, Abram ; farmer; 2^ m n e Strawtown. Born in Ind.; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

Tomlinson, J.; farmer; if m s e Buena Vista. Born in Ohio 
1823; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep- Liberal. 

Tuder, J. F.; farmer; 4 m n e Arcadia. Born in Ind. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

Urban, Christian ; farmer ; i me Cicero. Born in Germany 
1809; settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Lutheran. 



340 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Warnaka, Chris.; farmer and wagon maker ; Strawtown. Born 
in Germany 1815 ; settled in H. C. 1849. Dem. Prot. 

Webb, W. T. ; farmer ; 3 m n e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1838; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

WHITE, C. C; teacher; Cicero. Born in Ind. 1847; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Webb, J. C; farmer; 3J m n e Cicero. Born in Ohio 1818; 
settled in H. C. 184-. Granger. Methodist. 

WEBB, WM.; day laborer; Aroma. Born in Ohio 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Protestant. 

Williams, H. E. R.; merchant; Aroma. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Rep. PViend. 

Woodyard, J.; farmer; 2^^ m s e Omega. Born in Ohio 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Granger. U. Brethren. 

Wolfe, J. H.; farmer and wagon maker; 2 m w Perkinsville. 
Born in Ind. 1820; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Wise, William ; farmer ; 2J m n w Perkinsville. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. United Brethren. 

Webb, W. T.; farmer; 3 m n c Strawtown. Born in Ohio 
1838; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

Whitehead, G. ; farmer ; 5 m n e Strawtown. Born in Va. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Protestant. 

Wilberna, M. C. ; farmer; i| m n e Omega. Born in N. C. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. Protestant. 

WRIGHT, S. S.; farmer; li m s e Cicero. Born in Ind. 183 1; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Methodist. 

WISE, MARTIN; farmer; 2ms Aroma. Born in Ind. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 

WALTZ, D.; farmer; 2 m e Arcadia. Born in Pa. 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Protestant. 



YP2NCt^L, J. H.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Protestant. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 34 1 



Yencel, H.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1824; settled 
in H. C. 1867. Dem. Lutheran, 

Yencel, A.; farmer; 2 m s e Cicero. Born in Pa. 1825; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Lutheran. 



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342 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 



Clay Township is situated in the southwest corner of the 
county, and is bounded as follows : On the north by Washing- 
ton township, on the south by Marion county, on the east by 
Delaware township, and on the west by Boone county. Its 
area is 30 square miles, and though the smallest in the county 
it is by no means the least in importance. 

Level in its general surface, and rich in its soil, this fertile 
township presents a fine agricultural appearance, and indicates 
in its beautiful farm homes, wealth, comfort, and prosperity. Its 
citizens are intelligent and enterprising, and maybe set down as 
being substantial as well as industrious. 

The land was well timbered with oak and walnut, but the lat- 
ter has been well cut away, and the country, as it is now cleared 
up, shows many of the foot tracks of the newer age. 

The waters of the township are William's Creek and Long 
Branch, both small streams of no value for milling purposes, 
yet still important in many other particulars. 

Carmel, one half of which belongs to this township, is a 
pleasant village, and is the voting precinct. 

The Friends make up a considerable portion of the citizen- 
ship; hence, the general society is quiet, orderly, and well in 
formed. Temperance and sobriety are highly regarded, and 
the state of society is fully ecjual to any portion of the county. 

Poplar Grove Academy, of this township, is a flourishing in- 
stitution, and speaks well for the citizens of its locality. 

The original organization of the township runs back to the 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 343 



year 1827. The first entry of land was made by Benjamin 
Mendenhall, of Delaware township, in favor of an old Indian 
chief by the name of "Ketchem." His rude cabin was the 
first built in the township. Being the first settler, the old chief 
for a long while had all things his own way. All the game of 
the woods was his, and the winds of the wild forests made mu- 
sic only for his ears. The old fellow, however, did not know 
how to take bees from their tree-top homes, for on one occasion 
he tried it, when the insect warriors commenced battle upon 
him, and he had to save himself by jumping, which broke a 
leg. A few years of white man's civilization filled old Ketchem 
with disgust, and he again sought the more congenial society of 
his own people. To-day his rude cabin is gone — no trace of it 
remains. The land on which it stood is now owned by S. 
Hawkins, Esq., whose tasteful dwelling is a prominent one in 
the township. 

Stephen Hiatt, Eli Johnson, Nathan Harold, Barnaby Newby, 
Daniel Warren, and Isaac Rich, are among the first settlers of 
this township. Two or three of them are yet living, and in 
their memories are to be found the only true knowledge of the 
early years. To put off but even a few days longer, the gather- 
ing of early incidents in this township would have necessitated 
the detail of only a second hand history. The memories of 
these hardy pioneers should never be suffered to perish. 

Vote of the township in 1872: Republican, 223; Democrat, 
90; total, 313. 

Township Trustee, R. E. Frink. 

CHURCHES. 

Poplar Ridge Friends' Church, . situated 2^ miles west of 
Carmel ; membership, 140 ; Sabbath School, Elwood Henley, 
superintendent; scholars, 60; valuation of property, $1500. 

Poplar Ridge Wesleyan Methodist Church, 2^ miles west of 
Carmel; Rev. H.C.West, pastor; membership, 80; Sabbath School 



344 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



scholars, 40 ; Wm. Talbott, superintendent ; valuation of pro- 
perty, $600. 

Pleasant Grove M. E. Church, three miles south-west of Car- 
mel ; Rev. D. D.Powell, pastor; membership, 30; Sabbath School 
scholars, 40; H. H. Askens, superintendent; valuation of pro- 
perty, ;^700. 

M. E. Church, Carmel ; Rev. D. D. Powell, pastor; mem- 
bership, 30 ; valuation of propert> , 



LODGES. 

Carmel Lodge, No. 401, I. O. O. F.; membership, 20; valua- 
tion of property, ^$900. 

Poplar Ridge Grange, 25^ miles west of Carmel; member- 
ship, 26; D. M. Sprong, Master; organized Nov. 26, 1873. 

Pleasant Grove Grange; membership, 30; Jno. H. Gray, 
Master. 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school houses, 8, (frame) ; total estimated value 
of school property, ^8125 ; special school tax on each ;^ioo, 25 
cents; poll, 25 cents; total estimated special school tax, 1^1350; 
number of volumes in township library, 425 ; number of pri- 
vate schools taught, three ; number of teachers for private 
schools, three ; total enumeration of children between the ages 
of six and twenty-one years, 435 ; number of pupils admitted 
into the schools, 377 ; number of districts in which schools were 
taught, 8 ; average length of school in days, 115; number of 
teachers employed, 1 1 ; average daily compensation of teachers, 
;^2.oo. 

DIRECTORY OF CLAY TOWNSHIP. 

Asbery, Joseph ; farmer ; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ky. 1850; settled in H. C. 1861. 

Abrams, Nelson F. ; farmer ; 2^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in H. C. 1845. 

Atchison, Wm.; retired farmer; 2 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ky. 1809; settled in H. C. 1873. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 345 



Blanchard, Wm.; farmer; 2 m nw Carmel. Born in N. C. 182 1; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Friend. 

Bradfield, Samuel ; proprietor saw-mill ; 3 J m n w Carmel. 
Born in H. C. 1843. Independent. Friend. 

Bradfield, John ; farmer ; 3^^ m n w Carmel. Born in H. C. 1838. 
Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Brown, L. S. ; farmer; 2 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 18 — ; 
settled in H. C. 18—. 

Brown, Martin; farmer; 2 m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Methodist. 

Buchanin, Samuel ; farmer ; 2J m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1833. 

Berry, William ; farmer ; 3 m e Zionsville, B. C. 

BARNES, F. H.; farmer; 4 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1864. 

Barnhill, J. C; farmer and blacksmith ; 5!^ m s w Carmel. 

Bristo, Thomas; farmer; 4^^ m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 

1843. 
Bolender, Amos ; farmer ; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ohio 

1849. Republican. 

CAREY, LEMUEL, Jr.; farmer; 2 m n w Carmel. Born in 
H. C. 1840. Rep. Friend. 

Carey, Lemuel, Sen.; farmer ; 2| m n w Carmel. Born in Ohio 
1822; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Collins, John R. ; farmer ; 2 J m n of w Carmel. Born in N. Y. 
1831; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Friend. 

Cambell, Thomas H.; farmer; 4 m n Carmel. Born in Ohio 
1834; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Cruse, Solomon ; farmer ; 6 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
H. C. 1840. Dem. 

Culley, Robert; farmer; 6 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1837; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. Protestant. 



346 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Conrad, Martin ; farmer ; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
N. C. 18 19; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep, Christian. 

Cook, Clarkson T.; farmer ; i J m n wCarmel. Born in Ind. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Chappell, Benjamin ; farmer ; i m n w Carmel. Born in Va. 
1806; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

CHAPPELL, WILLIAM W.; school-teacher; i m n w Car- 
mel. Born in H. C. 1843. Rep. Friend. 

Cook, Calvin W.; school-teacher; ij m n w . Born in 

Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep, Friend. 

Cooper, F, M.; miller; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1836; settled in 
H. C. 1838. Rep. Methodist. 

Cox, I. N.; school-teacher; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1847; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend." 

Clark, James ; retired farmer ; 4J m e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ohio 1793; settled in H. C, 1851. Dem. Protestant. 

Clark, Nathan ; farmer ; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 185 1. 

Clampitt, E.; farmer; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
N. C. 1801 ; settled in H. C. 1832. 

ColHer, Wm.; farmer; 4 m s w Eagletown. Born in 111. 1836; 
settled in H, C. 1839. Rep. 

Conrad, Martin; farmer; P. O, Zionsville, B. C. Born in H. C. 
1844, 

Carey, Isaac; farmer; 2J m w Carmel. Born in Ohio 1824 ; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Cox, Samuel; farmer; 2^ m w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1867, Rep. Friend. 

Carey, Benjamin; farmer; 3^ m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep. Friend. 

CATTERSON, G. W. ; farmer and plasterer ; 2 m w Carmel. 
Born in Ky. 1831 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep, M. Bap. 

Carey, Martin F.; farmer; i| m vv Carmel. Born in H, C. 
1838. 



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Clark, Wm.; farmer; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 
1819; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Protestant. 

Courtney, Henry ; farmer ; 3 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Conover, John B.; farmer; 2| m e Zionsville, B, C. Born in 
N. J, 1813; settled in H. C. 1839. Indp't. Protestant. 

Chasteen, Thomas ; farmer ; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. 

Conover, John S.; farmer; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. 

Conn, John ; farmer and mechanic ; 2^ m s e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in Ohio 1818; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Meth. 

Conn, Wm. ; farmer ; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 
18 16; settled in H. C. 1847. Christian. 

Cruse, Henry ; farmer ; 5 ^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 
18 12; settled in H. C. 1835. Regular Baptist. 

Cline, Wm.; farmer ; 6J m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
18 19; settled in H. C. 1869. Regular Baptist. 

Campbell, Levi S. ; physician and surgeon ; Carmel. Born in 
Del. 1825; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. 

Davis, Simon ; farmer ; 3 m n w Carmel. 

Davis, Allison F.; laborer ; 3J m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1836; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Wesleyan Meth. 

Dixon, Enoch; farmer; ij m w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1845 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Friend. 

DODSON, W. P.; miller; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1849; set- 
tled in H. C. 1872. Methodist. 

Day, Mahlon ; farmer; 3 J m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1847 ! 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Friend. 

Day, Joel; farmer; 4 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1838; set- 
tled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Dye, J. L.; farmer; 35^ m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 1851. 

DOANE, ELI ; farmer; 3I m n of e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1824; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Protestant. 



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Debruler, J. H. S.; farmer; 1 1^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ohio 1823; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Methodist. 

Daubenspeck, Jackson ; farmer ; 4 m s e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in Ind. 1821 ; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Meth. 

Elliott, A.; farmer ; 3J m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 18 13; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Elliott, Oliver C; farmer ; 3J m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Eidson, Charles B. ; farmer ; 3 m w Carmel. Born in Ohio 
183 1 ; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Friend. 

EVANS, MRS. MARTHA; 2^ m s w Carmel. Born in N. 
C. 1807; settled in H. C. 1837. Friend. 

ElHs, George; farmer; 2J m s w Carmel. 

ElHs, Mrs. Avis; 4^)^ m n of e Zionsville, B. C. Born in H. C. 

1834. 
Essex, T. J.; farmer; i| m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in H. C. 

1837. Republican. 

Eacret, W. H.; farmer; 4 m s e Zionsville, B. C Born in Ind. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. 

Esken, A. H.; farmer and Justice of Peace; 3 m s w Carmel. 
Born in Ind. 1821; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Meth. 

Esken, Howel T.; farmer; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Esken, Frank; farmer; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1847; 
settled in H. C. 185 I. Rep. Methodist. 

Esken, James; farmer; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Methodist. 

Fultz, Wm.; farmer; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. 

Farlon, A.; farmer; i m n w Carmel. I^orn in N. C. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

FERTIG, JONAH ; farmer ; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ohio 
1821 ; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 



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Farrington, J.; farmer; Zionsville, B. C. Born in N. C. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1874. 

Fitch, Alfred; farmer; 35^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Methodist. 

FRINK, R. E. ; township trustee; 3 mne Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in Pa. 1832; settled in H. C. 1862. Christian. 



GILPIN, JOHN G.; farmer, and proprietor of saw-mill ; 6 m n 
e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 1827; settled in H. C. 
1850. Rep. Methodist. 

Godby, John B. ; farmer ; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ky. 1812; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Christian. 

Green, Isaac A.; farmer; i m n w Carmel. Born in Ohio 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1869. 

Green, Seth J.; farmer; i^ m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1847. Friend. 

GRAVES, JOHN ; farmer; 31^ m s w Carmel. Born in N. 
Y. 1802; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Wesleyan Meth. 

GRAVES, EDMUND ; proprietor Poplar Ridge saw-mill ; firm 
Graves & Bradfield ; 3^^ m n w Carmel. Born in N. Y. 
1826; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Wesleyan Meth. 

Harold, David ; farmer ; i m n w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Friend. 

HARVEY, THOMAS; merchant, variety store ; firmof Jessup 
& Harvey ; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1810; settled in H. C. 
1832. Rep. 

Harvey, Henry M.; wagon maker; Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Hawkins, S. ; farmer and stock trader ; i^ m n Carmel. Born 
in Ind. 183 1 ; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend. 

Harold, Benjamin ; shoemaker ; ^ m s of w Carmel. Born in 
N. C. 1805 ; settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Friend. 



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HALL, FRANK ; farmer; 3^ m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1844. Rep. Methodist. 

Hamer, James ; retired farmer; 8 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ky. i8io; settled in H. C. 1830. Dem. Methodist. 

Harvey, Edwin; farmer; 2| m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1862. 

Hoffman, James ; farmer ; 3 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Harren, W. T.; farmer; S/4 i"n n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1870. 

Havens, J. W.; farmer; 2 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ky. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Methodist. 

Hertly, Anthony ; farmer ; 4^ m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Germany 1836; settled in H. C. 1868. R. Catholic. 

HUSSEY, WILLIAM ; farmer ; 5 m s e Zionsville, B.C. Born 
in Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Christian. 

HUSSEY, JOSEPH ; farmer ; 4>^ m s of e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in N. C. 181 5 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Christ. 

HENLEY, ELWOOD ; farmer ; 6 m n e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Friend. 

HENLEY, HENRY W.; farmer and mechanic ; 51^ m n e Zi- 
onsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 1830 ; settled in H. C. 1866. 
Rep. Friend. 

Harvey, Nathan ; farmer ; 2^ m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. 

Haines, J. F. ; farmer; 2 m w Carmel. Born in Va. 1808; set 
tied in H. C. 1837. Protestant. 

Harold, Henry; farmer; i m w Carmel. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Rep. PViend. 

Hawkins, W. J.; farmer; %' m w Carmel. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Republican. Friend. 

Harold, Nathan ; farmer ; i m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1811; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 



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Harold, I. W. ; merchant; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1830; set- 
tled in H. C. 1844. Rep. Protestant. 

Haines, E. J.; farmer; i m n Carmel. Born in H. C. 1837. 
Rep. Friend, 

Hiatt, Solomon; farmer; ij m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
18 1 5; settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Friend. 

Hinshaw, John S. ; farmer; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1833. Independent. Friend. 

Hinshaw, E. H.; farmer; ^^ m n w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1835. Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Hoover, A. L. ; farmer; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in N. 
C. 1842; settled in H. C. 1864. 

Hoover, John ; farmer ; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Tenn. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Imbler, John; farmer; 2^^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in H. C. 

1848. 

IMBLER, FRANKLIN; retired farmer; i m s e Zionsville, 
B. C. Born in N. C. 1818 ; settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. 
Christian. 

Imbler, Mrs. Margaret ; li m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ohio 1819; settled in H. C. 1831. Christian. 

Johnson, Eli ; farmer ; ij m n w Carmel. Born in Ohio 1809 ; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Friend. 

Jefries, John; farmer; 2 m n w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1846. 

JESSUP, A. T. ; merchant, variety store; firm of Jesssup & 
Harvey; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1822; settled in H. C. 
1834. Rep. Methodist. 

Jeffries, Wm.; farmer; 3 m n w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1840. 

Johnson, Wm, S.; farmer; 4 m s w Westfield. Born in Ind. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1853. 

Jones, R. B.; farmer; ij m s w Carmel. Born in Va. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Indpt. 



352 HAMILTON COUNT\ . 



Jones, James F.; farmer; ij m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1874. Indpt. 

JESSUP, JOHN C; farmer; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 18 17; settled in H, C. 1834. Rep. 

Johnson, John F.; farmer; 2^- m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 185 i ; settled in H. C. 1874. 

King, F. H.; merchant; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1850. Rep. 
Methodist. 

King, E.; merchant; Carmel. Born in Pa. 1808; settled in H. 
C. 1846. Rep. Methodist. 

Kinzer, D. W.; merchant; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1835. 

Kemp, J. F.; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1846; settled in 
H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 

Lenorad, S.; farmer; 2|- m n w Carmel. Born in N. C. 1821 ; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Friend. 

Lowe, W. G.; farmer ; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
182 1; settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. 

Lee, Drurey ; farmer ; 3 m e Zionsville, B. C. 

Lee, Rinelder ; carpenter ; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Love, M. S. ; farmer ; 2 J m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ky. 
1828; settled in H, C. 1869. Dem, Protestant. 

Megehee, Robert; farmer; 2^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
N. C. 1838; settled in H. C. 1850. 

Moulton, J. E.; farmer ; 3 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1835. Indp't. Methodist. 

Medsker, George L. ; farmer; 3 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1830; settled in H. C. 1835. 

MEGEHEE, DANIEL; farmer; 3 m s e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in N. C. 1829; settled in H. C. 1851. Dem. 



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Moulton, James V.; farmer; 3J m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1835; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. 

MOULTON, JASPER ; farmer and proprietor steam thrasher ; 
4 m s of e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 1831; settled in 
H. C. 1862. Rep. 

Megehee, A. T. ; farmer; 45^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
N. C. 1842; settled in H. C. 185 1. Dem. 

McSbane, J. G.; farmer; 2^ m s Carmel. Born in Ky. 1819; 
settled in H. C. 1825. Rep. Methodist. 

McCoy, E. ; farmer ; 3 m n e Zionsville, B. C. 

Moose, Andrew C; farmer; 2^^ m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

M ASTON, W.; farmer; lyi m s Carmel Born in N. C. 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1874. 

Michener, Isaac ; toll-gate keeper ; 1 1^ m s Carmel. Born in 
Pa. 1816; settled in H. C. 1843. Rep. 

MINOR, JEREMIAH O.; farmer; 6 m n of w Carmel. Born 
in Ky. 1821 ; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Christian. 

Murphy, Merrit ; farmer; ij m n w Carmel. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Friend. 

MANLOVE, JOHN ; farmer ; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ohio 1813 ; settled in H. C. 1^44. Rep. 

MENDENHALL, IRA; farmer; i^; m s Carmel. Born in 
Ohio 1817 ; settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. Friend. 

MORROW, WILLIAM ; farmer ; i m s Carmel. Born in 
H. C. 1838. Rep. 

Montgomery, W. H.; farmer ; 3^4^ m s w Carmel. Born in N. 
C. 1847 ; settled in H. C. 1868. 

Megehee, John ; farmer ; 4J m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
N. C. 1835 ; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. 

Megehee, Doctor J.; farmer; 3J m e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in N. C. 1 841 ; settled in H. C, 1862. 

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354 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Nevitt, R. R.; farmer; 5 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

Nevitt, Joseph ; farmer ; 5 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Friend. 

NICHOLS, A. B.; laborer; 2^ m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. 

Nantz, Pleasant; Justice of the Peace; 3^ m n w Carmel. 
Born in N. C. 1818; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Christ. 

NOBLET, ENOS ; farmer ; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1852. 

Newby, Elwood ; farmer; i m n w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. Friend. 

Nutt, James W.; cabinetmaker; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1846; 
Rep. Christian. 

Newby, John H.; farmer; 4J m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
N. C. 1808; settled in H. C. 185 i. Rep. Friend. 

Newby, Micha; farmer; 4^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Friend. 

Newby, C; farmer; 3 m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1846. 

Nichols, George; retired farmer; i^^ m e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in Ohio 1804; settled in H. C. 1839. 

Newby, Wilson ; farmer ; 6 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ky. 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1849. 

Newby, E. ; farmer ; 6 m s w Carmel. 

Newby, Jacob; proprietor tile factoiy ; Carmel. Born in H.C. 
1832. Rep. Friend. 

Neal, John; farmer; 5^ m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1821; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 



Petree, John N.; farmer ; 4I m n e Zionsville, B. C. 

Pealle, Wm.; proprietor tile factory; Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Friend. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 355 



Perry, Thomas ; farmer ; ^ m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1852; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Poor, David; farmer; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1874. 

Parsley, J. B.; farmer and blacksmith; 2^ m s w Carmel, Born 
in H. C. 1833. Granger. Methodist. 

Powell, Ira ; farmer ; 45 m e Zionsville, B. C 

POWELL, ISAAC ; farmer; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Christian. 

PLACE, REUBEN ; farmer ; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ohio 1850; settled in H. C. 1874. Indpt. 

Poor, Jesse ; farmer ; 2 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in N. C. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1858. 

Power, Richard ; farmer ; 5 m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1840. 

Power, William D.; farmer; 3!^ m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1848. 

Power, Joseph; farmer; 4 m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 1837. 
Dem. Methodist. 

Robbins, M. H.; sawyer; 4I m s w Westfield. Born in N. C. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1868. 

RAYL, I. W. ; farmer ; 3 ^ m s w Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Friend. 

Roberts, Isaac; farmer; i m w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Friend. 

Rayl, J. L.; farmer; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1854; set- 
tled in H. C. 1871. 

Ritter, George ; farmer ; 4^^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. 

Robey, T. L.; farmer; 2 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1852. Christian. 

Reveal, George R.; farmer ; ij m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1836; settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Protestant. 



356 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Russell, R. S.; farmer ; 3 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ohio 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

Rayl, John ; proprietor saw-mill ; 3 m s vv Carmel. Born in N. 
C. 1840; settled in H. C. 1859. 

Rayl, James E.; proprietor saw-mill ; 3 m s w Carmel. Born 
in N. C. 1842; settled in H. C. 1859. 

Stanley, Jeremiah; farmer; 3 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1841 ; settled in H, C, 1874. Dem. Lutheran. 

SMITH, W. R.; farmer; 4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in H. 
C. 1 83 1. Indpt. 

Shaw, J. W.; farmer ; 3J m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. 

SPRONG, D. M.; farmer; 2|- m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Christian. 

SPAUGH, J. J.; farmer, proprietor of steam thrasher; 2|^ m n 
e Zionsville. Born in N. C. 1822; settled in H. C. 1855. 
Christian. 

Sweeny, S. B. ; blacksmith ; i ^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. 

Sullivan, P. H.; retired farmer ; if m e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Va. 1794; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Smith, G. W.; blacksmith; 3 m n of w Carmel. Born in N.C. 
1804; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Wesleyan Meth. 

Small, James G. ; farmer; 2| m w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 

Symons, N. M.; farmer; 4^^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Friend. 

Stewart, David; blacksmith; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Protestant. 

SMALL. SAMUEL; farmer; 5i m n of e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1843 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Friend. 

Small, James G.; farmer ; 2i m w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1828 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 357 



Sellers, George W.; farmer; 2}^ m s c Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1864. 

STOOPS, ANDERSON ; farmer ; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in 
Ind. 1826; settled in H. C. 1859. Methodist 

STOOPS, JAMES P.; farmer ; 3 m s w Carmel. Born in Ind. 
1853 ; settled in H. C. 1859. Granger. Methodist. 

Steed, H. C. ; farmer; ^ m n Carmel. Born in N. C. 1845 5 
settled in H. C. 1871. 

Slater, R. C; farmer; ij m s Carmel. Born in Ohio 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1834, Rep. Wesleyan Methodist. 

STEVENSON, WM.; farmer; li m s w Carmel. Born in N. 
C. 1818; settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. Wesleyan Meth. 

STOOPS, ANDERSON ; farmer ; 2^ m s of w Carmel. Born 
in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Wcs. Meth. 

Scott, George W.; farmer; 2^ m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1852. Christian. 

Scott, Owen H.; farmer; 4I m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. 

Seright, Charles O. ; farmer ; 4^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1850; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Christian. 
Weight, 280 pounds. 

Seright, George ; farmer ; 4I m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ky. 1793; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Christian. 

Small, Mrs. Keren ; farmer ; 2 m n w Carmel. Born in Ohio 
1828; settled in H. C. 1847. Friend. 

Stanley, Elam ; farmer ; i^ m n w Carmel. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

STULTZ, EDWARD; farmer; 31^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. 
Born in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Stultz, Joseph; farmer; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in N. 
C. 1814; settled in H. C. 1840. 

Sutton, Benjamin ; farmer ; 4J m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1832. 



358 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Sutton, Jacob ; farmer ; 4^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1835. Christian. 

Symons, C; farmer; 4 m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Ind. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

STANTON, ISAAC W. ; farmer, Ex-Treasurer ; 2 m w Carmel. 
Born in Md, 1823; settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Friend. 

Thomas, John; farmer; i m n Carmel. Born in S. C. 1796; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Friend. 

Thomas, James N. ; farmer; 4^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1832; settled in ^. C. 1873. Christian. 

Todd, Alfred; farmer; 4 m s w Carmel. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Dem. 

Thomas, W. A.; farmer; ij4me Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Methodist. 

Thornbrough, George ; farmer ; 23^ m e Zionsville, B. C. Born 
in Ind. 1849; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Christian 

TALBERT, WILLIAM; farmer; 21^ m n Carmel. Born in 
H. C. 1842. Anti-Secret. Wesleyan Methodist. 

Taylor, Bennett; farmer; i m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in Md. 
1810; settled in H, C. 1869. Indpt. Protestant. 

Wright, Marion ; farmer ; 4J m e Zionsville, B. C. 

Whitinger, Wm.; farmer; 5 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ohio 1820; settled in H. C. 1865. Christian. 

Wasson, John; farmer; 3J m s w Carmel. Born in Pa. 1822 ; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Granger. I'rotestant. 

West, George ; farmer ; i J m s Carmel. 

Weer, Hiram ; farmer ; 2| m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ohio 1832 ; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Christian. 

Weaver, Henry; farmer; 2J m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Pa. 1814; settled in H. C. 1868. Christian. 

Wolf, Albert; farmer; 2 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in H. C. 

1847. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 359 



Wilson, Thomas ; farmer ; 3I m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1824; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Waller, J. R. ; farmer; 2i- m s e Zionsville, B. C Born in Ohio^ 
1830; settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. Christian. 

Whitinger, Albert ; farmer ; 3 m s e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1838; settled in H. C. 1869. Methodist. 

Wachtsteter, C; farmer; 5 m se Zionsville, B. C. 

Willey, Robert W.; farmer; 2 m n of w Carmel. Born in Ky. 
1838 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. 

WELLS, R. E. ; engineer ; 4 m n of w Carmel. Born in H. 
C. 1852. 

Wells, A. P.; farmer; 3J m n w Carmel. Born in Ky. 1827 ; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. 

Wilson, John C; farmer; 3 m w Carmel. Born in N. C. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1833. 

Wilkinson, William ; retired farmer ; 3^ m n Carmel. Born in 
N. C. 1804; settled in H. C. 1825. Rep. 

Warren, Daniel ; farmer ; i ^^ m s Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Williams, John; farmer; t,j4 m e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Methodist. 

Wolf, James; farmer; 23^ m n e Zionsville, B. C. Born in 
Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1870. 



ICE-CREAM PARLORS, 

LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S DINING ROOMS, 
RESTAURANT AND CONFECTIONERY, 

77 North Pennsylvania St., INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 



360 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 



Delaware Township occupies the central southern portion 
of the county, and is bounded on the north by the eastern part 
of Washington and Noblesville townships ; on the east by Fall 
Creek township ; on the south by Marion county ; on the west 
by Clay township. It comprises an area of 30 square miles. 
White River flows diagonally from northeast to southwest across 
the township, with numerous small creeks emptying into it, 
making the township a well watered portion of the county. The 
land is generally level and well timbered. The soil is rich, pro- 
ductive, and easy of cultivation, producing wheat, corn, and all 
other grains in abundance. This is good evidence of the indus- 
try as well as of skillful management of its inhabitants. 

There are two villages within its bounds — New Britton and 
Carmel. It will be seen, from its numerous societies, that it is 
not behind the other townships of the county in moral enter- 
prise or in fraternal associations. 

William Conner, William Wilkinson, John Conner, and Silas 
Moffet were the first settlers of the township. Conner's Mill, 
at Horse Shoe Bend, was built in 1825, the first grist-mill north 
of Indianapolis. 

Lewis Kinger is Township Trustee. 

Vote of 1872 — Rep. 209; Dem. 131; total, 340. 

Total population of the township, i434- 

CHURCHES. 

Richland Friends' Meeting House ; one-half mile north of 
Carmel ; membership, 260 ; value of property ;S2000. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 3^1 



White Chapel M. E. Church ; 2^ miles south-east of Carmel; 
Rev. D. D. Powell, pastor ; membership, 48 ; Sabbath School, 
James Hartman, superintendent; scholars, 85 ; value of property, 



New Britton M. E. Church; Rev. D. D. Powell, pastor; 
membership, 16; Sabbath school, S. A. Cropper, superintend- 
ent; scholars, 35. 

New Britton United Brethren Church ; membership, 40. 

LODGES. 

Lodge No. 421, A. F. and A. M.; membership, 39; E. No- 
ble, W. M.; D. W. Patty, S. W.; F. Williamson, J. W.; value 
of property, ;^iooo. 

Fisher's Switch Lodge, No. 440, L O. O. F.; membership, 
18; W. H. Botton, N. G.; F. M. Brandon, V. G. 

White Chapel Grange ; membership, 45 ; John Wise, Master ; 
John Rooker, Secretary. 

New Britton Grange, No. 774; membership, 45. 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school-houses, nine ; total estimated value of all 
school property, ^5600; special school tax on each ^100, 15 
cents ; poll, 25 cents ; total estimated special school tax, $goo ; 
number of volumes in township library, 400 ; number of private 
schools taught, one ; teachers, one ; total enumeration of chil- 
dren between the ages of six and twenty-one years, 542 ; num- 
ber of pupils admitted into the schools, 430 ; number of districts 
in which schools were taught, 10; graded schools, one ; average 
length of school in days, 1 34 ; total number of teachers em- 
ployed, 1 1 ; average daily compensation of teachers, primary, 
^1.90; high school, ;^3.75. 

DIRECTORY OF DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 

Arthur, G. W.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ky. 1832; 

settled in H. C. i860. 
Armentrout, George; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel; P. O., Nora. 

Born in Ind. 1849; settled in H. C. il 



362 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Allison, D. G. ; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ky. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

Anderson, John; plasterer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Ashbrook, J. B.; farmer ; 3 m s w New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1844 ; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Able, J. P.; carpenter; Fisher's Switch. Born in Pa 1841; set- 
tled in H. C. 1872. 

Applegate, D. M.; farmer and trader; 2m e Carmel. Born in 
Ohio 183 1 ; settled in H. C. 1855. 

Applegate, Charles; farmer; 3^^ m e Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Beck, J. L. ; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Va. 1825; set- 
tled in H. C. 1849. 

Beck, F. M.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. 

Beaver, J. N.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 1849. 

Beaver, W. F.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1872. 

Bales, Samuel; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ohio 18 17 ; settled in 
H. C. 1837. 

Bond, Isaac; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1833; settled in 
H. C. 1854. Rep. Friend. 

Bfodenhaver, F. ; farmer; Carmel. Born in Germany 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

BURLESON, M.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Tenn. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1869. 

Bone, David ; farmer ; 2 m s w Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 
1852; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Bradbury, T. F.; farmer ; 6 m s e Carmel ; P. O. Nora. Born 
in Ind. 1852; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Bales, J. J.; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1842. Rep. 

BALES, JOEL; farmer; 2^^ m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 363 

Ballard, J. G. ; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in N. C. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 185 I. Rep. Methodist. 

Bell, S. T.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1855. 

Bolton, William ; harness maker ; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. 
C. 1844. Rep, 

Binford, J.; carpenter; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1813 ; settled 
in H. C. 1867. Friend. 

Britton, A. V.; farmer; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1851. 

Baker, J. J., M. D.; physician and surgeon; Carmel. Born in 
Ind. 185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1858. 

Ballard, J. H.; farmer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1826; settled 
in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Friend. 

Bond, Jesse ; farmer ; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1835 ; settled in 
H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Brandom, R. F., M. D.; physician and surgeon; New Britton. 
Born in Ind. 1846; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Protest. 

Brown, H.; clerk; New Britton. Born in Ind. 1852; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Methodist. 

Black, G. H.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1842; 
settled in H. C. 1873. 

Beeson, S.; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1828 ; settled in H. 
C. 1862. Rep. Friend. 

BINFORD, G. ELI; farmer; 2 m n e Carmel. Born in Ind. 
18154; settled in H. C. 1856. Indpt. Friend. 

Cuffm, J. N.; engineer; Fisher's Switch, Born in N. C. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1853. 

Conner, W. H.; physician; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 
1829. Rep. 

"Cain, W. R.; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Democrat. 

Casby, H.; Carpenter; P. O. Nora, Marion County. Born in 
H. C. 1839. 



364 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Gamble, J.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1850; set- 
tled in H. C. 1874. 

Castetter, J. W.; farmer; New Britton. Born in H. C. 185 1. 

Castetter, B. G.; farmer; New Britton. Born in H. G. 1837. 
Democrat. 

Gonner, G. F.; farmer; 4ms Noblesville. Born in H. G. 
1834. Rep. Protestant. 

Gonner, H. J.; farmer; 2 m n w New Britton. Born in H. G. 
1847. 

Gapper, Sidney; farmer; New Britton. Born in Ky. 1823; 
settled in H. G. 1862. Rep. Methodist. 

GYRUS, W. H.; physician and surgeon ; New Britton. Born 
in 111. 1837; settled in H. G. 1861. Dem. 

Gary, S. ; farmer; Garmel. Born in Ohio 1833; settled in H. 
G. 1834. 

Gomes, E.; saddler and harness maker ; Garmel. Born in H. 
G. 1850. Rep. Christian. 

GAREY, DANIEL ; physician and surgeon ; Garmel. Born 
in Va. 1 8 10; settled in H. G. 1864. Rep. Friend. 

Carey, M. H.; medical student; Garmel. Born in H. G. 1843. 
Rep. Friend. 

Gain, John ; farmer; Garmel. Born in N. G. 1820; settled in 
H. G. 1861. 

GAREY, S. L.; saw-mill; firm of Garey & Davis; i^ m n 
Garmel. Born in Ohio 1848; settled in H. G. 1865. 

GOON, AMOS; engineer; Garmel. Born in Ohio 1838; set- 
tled in H. G. 1850. 



Dawson, John; farmer; 3 m e Garmel. Born in Ky. 1830 ; 
settled in H. G. 1840. 

Dunn, A. ; retired farmer ; New Britton. 

Dixon, W. H.; merchant ; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1833; 
settled in H. G. 1874. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 365 

Dixon, R.; farmer; 2j m s e Carmel. Born in N. C. 1820; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Friend. 

Davis, H. S.; carpenter; 2^^ ms Carmel. BorninH.C. 1851. 

Davis, J. H.; farmer; 2^ m s Carmel. Born in N. C. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Protestant. 

Dawson, W. T. ; merchant; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Dunn, J.; farmer and carpenter ; New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1830; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Baptist. 

Dawson, T. L.; farmer; 5 m s w Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1829; settled in H. C. 1832. Liberal. Christian. 

Dawson, T. D. ; farmer ; 5 m s w Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. 

DAVIS, J. F.; lumberman; firm of Carey & Davis. Born in 
Ohio 1833; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 

Dunning, A.; farmer and trader; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1831. 

Darraha, F. S. ; blacksmith; New Britton. Born in N. C. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. 

Demoret, John ; retired farmer ; New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1803 ; settled in H. C. 1846. 

Deford, W. H.; farmer; 3J m s w Fisher's Switch. Born in 
Ind. 1842; settled in H. C. 1873. 

EUer, P. W.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 1842. 

EUer, M. A.; farmer; 3>^ m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Emery, I. P.; saddler and harness maker ; New Britton. Born 
in Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. 

Eason, J. T.; farmer; New Britton. 

Eller, F. C. ; farmer; Fisher's Switch. BorninH.C. 1844. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Eller, G.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 1823 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1824. Methodist. 



366 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Fisher, Henry ; merchant ; Fisher's Switch. Born in N. C. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1852. Methodist. 

Fisher, T. A.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in N. C. 1843 ; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Methodist. 

Feasey, T. ; shoemaker ; Fisher's Switch. Born in England 
1837 ; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Fennell, J.; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 18 17; settled in 
H. C. 1871. 

Fisher, F. M.; farmer; 2 m s Carmel. Born in Ohio 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1870. 

Fisher, J.; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in Pa. 1839; settled 
in H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Frost, Wm.; dentist; Carmel. Born in Ohio 1813; settled in 
H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Farmer, A. B.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Pa. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1872. 

Flanagon, W. G. ; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Methodist. 

Gant, W. H.; farmer; 4ms Carmel; P. O. Nora. Born in 
Ohio 1847; settled in H. C. 1874. 

GRAY, A. A.; farmer; i^ m e Carmel. Born in N. C. 1849; 
settled in H. C. 1873. 

Gray, W. P.; farmer; ij4me Carmel. Born in N. C. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1873. 

Green, S.; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ohio 1823; settled in H. 
C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Green, F. M.; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ohio 1852; settled in 
H. C. 1873. Rep. Friend. 

Gasman, M.; farmer; New Britton. Born in Ireland 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. 



Harrison, John ; farmer ; i ^^ m s e New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1831; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Methodist. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 367 



Hamilton, J.; engineer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1873. 

Hamilton, G. ; miller; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 1838; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Christian. 

Heady, J. W.; farmer; ij m s w New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Protestant. 

Hiney, George ; 3^^ m e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1842; settled in 
H. C. 1864. 

Heady, C. W.; farmer and trader; 2^ m s w New Britton. 
Born in H. C. 1832. 

Heady, A. T.; farmer; i m s w New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1845. 

Heady, J.; farmer; New Britton. Born in H. C. 1847. 

Hess, A. W.; farmer; Nora, Marion Co. Born in Ohio 1837 5 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. 

HARROLD, WM.; farmer; 3 J m s e Carmel ; P. O., Nora, 
Marion Co. Born in Ind. 1832; settled in H. C. 1839. 
Rep. 

Hartman, P.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Mo. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1841. 

HARTMAN, J. M.; farmer; i m w Fisher's Switch. Born in 
Ind. 1838; settled in H. C. 1841. Dem. Methodist. 

Harrold, A. F.; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1847. 

Harrold, E. M.; farmer ; 2 m s e CarmeL Born in H. C. 1837. 
Rep. 

Harrold, M. M.; unsettled. Born in H. C. 185 1. 

Honeycutt, S.; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in Tenn. 1836; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. 

Haines, E.; farmer; i m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1853. 

Haines, S. R.; farmer; i m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1852. 

Hartman, W. M.; farmer and trader ; 10 m n Indianapolis; P. 
O., Castleton. Born in Va. 1833; settled in H. C. 1841. 

Harrold, W. M.; blacksmith; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. 1869. 



368 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Hamble, A. W.; farmer; New Britton. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Haines, J. A.; clerk; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1849. Rep. 

Irwin, B. ; farrner; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 1848; set- 
tled in H. C. li 



Irwin, V. B.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 1846; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Methodist. 

Irwin, P.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 1850; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. 

Johnson, A.; farmer; 2 J m s w Fisher's Switch; P. O. Castleton. 
Born in H. C. 1846. Republican. 

Johnson, P. T.; farmer; 4 m s e Carmel ; P. O. Nora. Born in 
Md. 1838; settled in H. C. 1870. 

Johnson, H. C; farmer; 23^ m s e Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1856. 

Justus, Henry; farmer; ly^ msw Fisher's Switch. Born in 
Ohio 1849; settled in H. C. 185 1. 

KINZER, JACOB ; farmer ; li m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Protestant. 

KINZER, LEVI ; farmer ; Township Trustee ; 3 m n e Car- 
mel. Born in H. C. 1839. Rep. 

KINZER, WM.; farmer; i m e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1832. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Kimberlen, J. E.; teacher; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 
1849. Methodist. 

Kimberlen, T. P.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. 

Kellam, John; farmer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1803; settled 
in H. C. i860. 

King, J. W.; farmer; Carmel. Born in Va. 1833; settled in 
H. C. 1861. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 369 

Klingsmith, Wm. ; farmer ; 6 m s av Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1843 ; settled in H. C. 1854. 

Klingensmith, C; 4V2 ni s w Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1816; 
settled in H. C. 1830. Dem. Methodist. 

Korb, David; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Lacy, Jackson; farmer; 4m s Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1849. 

Lloyd, C; farmer; 3 m e Carmel. Born in N. C. 1847; set- 
tled in H. C. 1864. 

Lackey, Wm.; farmer; 2 m n e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1833. Dem. Protestant. 

Laudig, Wm. ; farmer ; i ^^ m n e New Britton, Born in Pa. 
1832; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. United Brethren. 

LINDLE, JAMES ; farmer; i| m n e Carmel. Born in Del. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1856. 

Lancaster, Jesse; farmer; 2 m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1850. 

LANCASTER. R.; farmer; 2 m e Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1843. R^p. Friend. 

Lancaster, Barclay ; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1852. Rep. 
Friend. 

Lancaster, John; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 185 i. Rep. 
Friend. 

Long, M.; shoemaker; Carmel. Born in Ohio 1840; settled in 
H. C. 1873. 

Lome, J. E. ; blacksmith ; 2^ m s w Fisher's Switch. Born in 
Va. 1833 ; settled in H. C. 1843. 

Linderman, V.; 4 m s e Carmel; P. O., Nora, Marion Co. 
Born in Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Lowery, I.; farmer; i| m s e Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C, 1844. 

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370 HAMILTON COUNT\ , 



Manship, N.; farmer; i m e Fisher's Switch. I^orn in H. C. 

1847. 

Moon, John ; farmer; i m s Carmel. Born in N. C. 1812, set- 
tled in H. C. 1869. M. Baptist. 

MOFFITT. S. H.; farmer; 5 m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1838. 

Maple, John; engineer ; 2| m s Carmel. Born in Ind. 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1866. 

Maple, W.; blacksmith; 2J m s Carmel. Born in Ind. 1819; 
settled in H. C. 1866. 

Moon, J. H.; farmer; 3I m s e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1865. 

MOFFITT, J. VV. ; farmer and stock trader; 2^ m s e 
Carmel. Born in H. C. 1841. 

Medesker, P. S. ; farmer; 4 m s e Carmel. Born in H, C. 185 i. 
Rep. 

MICHENER, JOHN ; farmer; 4 m s e Carmel; P. O., Nora. 
Marion Co. Born in Pa. 1838; settled in H. C. 1844. 
Rep. Methodist. 

MILLER, W. A.; Farmer; i| m w Fisher's Switch. Born 
in Ky. 1849; settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. 

Michner, H.; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in Pa. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1853. 

Much, \V. H.; firm of Hamilton & Much; Fisher's Switch. 
Born in Ind. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Meth. 

Myers, G.; blacksmith; P^isher's Switch. Born in Ohio 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1842. Dem. Methodist. 

Morthman, Seth ; farmer; Carmel. Born in N. Y. 1852; set- 
tled in H. C. 1859. 

MUSTON, H. L. ; farmer; i| m n e Carmel. Born in N. C. 
1843 ; settled in H. C. 1870. 

Mendenhall, R.; Carmel, Born in H. C. 1824. 

Murphy, J. L. ; farmer; i m n w New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1843; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Regular Baptist. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 3/1 

Medsker, J. B.; farmer ; 5 m s vv Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1840. 

Mills, N.; farmer; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 1851 ; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

McGhehey, A,; 2 m s w Fisher's SAvitch. Born in Ohio 1832 ; 
settled in H. C. 1869, 

McGHEHEY, J. M.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. 

Nevvby, G. ; sawyer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1830; settled in 
H. C. 1832. 

Nance, John; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in N. C. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1857. 

Nance, Wyatt; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in N. C. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1857. 

Ollred, Wm.; farmer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1841; settled in 
H. C. 1870. Rep. Protestant. 

OVERLY, J. P.; farmer; 2^ m s w Fi.sher's Switch ; P.O., 
Castleton. Born in H. C. 1847. Rep. 

Overly, W. H.; farmer; Ca.stleton. Born in H. C. 1842. Rep. 

Pesley, J. D.; farmer; Castleton. Born in Ind. 1844; settled 
in H. C. 1 86-. Rep. 

Pesley, W. T. ; farmer; Castleton. Born in Ind. 1849; settled 
in H. C. 1861. Rep. 

Pickrell, L. ; farmer; ij m s w New Britton. Born in Ind. 1841. 

PAYNE, JAMES; farmer; ij m s w New Britton. Born in 
Ohio 1822; settled in H. C. 1844. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Powell, Rev. D. D.; New Britton. Born in Ind. 1843; settled 
in H. C. 1874. Rep. Methodi.st. 

Poppino, J.; miller; Carmel. Born in N. Y. 1816; settled in 
H. C. 1870. 

Phelps, Martin; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ohio 1818 ; settled 
in H. C. 1836. Rep. Methodist. 



372 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Patty, I.; carriage maker; Carmel. Born in Ind. 1836; set- 
tled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Methodist. 

Passlow, J.; farmer; i^ m e New Britton. Born in Ind. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. 

PATTY, D. W. ; carriage maker and painter ; Carmel. Born in 
Ohio 1834; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. 

Patty, L. J.; Carmel. Born in Ind. 185 i. Rep. 

Richardson, T. ; farmer; 3 m e Carmel. Born in N. C. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. 

Redwine, J. E. ; farmer; ^ m s w Fisher's Switch. Born in 
H. C. 1834. 

Richardson, M.; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in Pa. 1813 ; 
settled in H. C. 1849, 

REESE, Z. ; lumberman ; 3 J m s e Carmel. Born in Ohio 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1847. 

Rooker, W. W. ; farmer; 2| m s e Carmel. Born in Ind. 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1836. 

Roberts, T.; farmer ; i| m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1853. 
Rep. 

Roberts, Henry; farmer; ij m se Carmel. Born in Ind. 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Friend. 

Roberts, J.; farmer; 2i m s e Carmel. Born in Ind. 1850; set- 
tled in H. C. 1853. Rep. 

Roberts, J. S.; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in K}\ 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Protestant. 

Richardson, L. ; farmer; 3^ m e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1857; 
settled in H. C. 1 861. 

Rooker, J. R.; farmer; 3 m s e Carmel. Born in Ohio 181 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. Protestant. 

REVEAL, T. M.; farmer, breeder and trader in fine stock ; a 
gentleman of fine culture and extensive travel ; 4 m s w 
Carmel. Born in Ind. 1843; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. 
Presbyterian. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 373 

Randal. E.; farmer ; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1830 ; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend. 

Randal, J.; farmer; 32^ m n e Carmel. Born in S. C. 1803 ; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Friend. 

Raynolds, W. C; blacksmith; 3i- m n e Carmel. Born in H. 
C. 1843. Rep- Friend. 

RAYL, WM. P.; sawyer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1847; set- 
tled in H. C. 1852. Rep. 

Rooker, John; farmer ; 3 m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1848. 

Roush, R.; farmer; Carmel. Born in Ohio 1823 ; settled in H, 

C. 1873. 
Randall, J.; farmer; 3I m n e Carmel. Born in H. C. 1844. 

Rep. Friend. 

Randall, Albert; farmer; 3 m e Carmel. Born in Ind. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Methodist. 

Stanly, I. N.; farmer; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1845; settled in H. C. 1874. 

SEYMOUR, G. W.; farmer; New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Sparmuth, George ; farmer ; 2 m n w New Britton. Born in Pa. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Lutheran. 

Small, L. J.; druggist; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1849. Rep. 

Swain, John ; farmer; ij m e Carmel. Born in N. C. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

STEPHENSON, G. W.; farmer; i m s e New Britton. Born 
in Va. 1850; .settled in H. C. 1873. Dem, Christian. 

Stephenson, D. B.; farmer; i m s e New Britton. Born in 
Va. 1848; settled in H. C. 1874. 

Sanders, F. T. ; farmer; P. O., Nora, Marion Co. Born in 
Ind. 1837; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Shaffer, I. H.; shoemaker; Fisher's Switch. Born in Pa. 1850; 
settled in H. C. 1873. ' Rep. M. Baptist. 

Stephenson, R.; farmer; New Britton. Born in Va. 1835; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. 



374 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Stephenson, John; farmer; New Britton. Born in Va. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 185 i. 

STEPHENSON, WM.; farmer; New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1850; settled in H. C. 1851. 

Setton, Wm.; farmer; 3 m e Carmel, Born in Ind. 182S; set- 
tled in H. C. 1873. 

Smith, Andrew; farmer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1840; settled 
in H. C. 1865. 

Stern, J. W.; farmer; 3J m s e Carmel ; P. O. Nora, M. C. 
Born in Ohio 1836; settled in H. C. 1846. 

STERN, W. H.; farmer; 3^ m s e Carmel. Born in H. C. 
1857. 

Sargent, O. D. ; farmer ; 2 m s w Fisher's Switch. Born in 
Ind, 1836; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Methodist. 

Scovell, T. E. ; farmer ; 4ms Carmel ; P. O. , Nora, Marion 
Co. Born in Ind. 1846; settled in H. C, 185 1. Rep. 

Smith, John ; farmer; 4 m s Carmel. Born in Ind. 1852 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1862. 

Stipp, Amos; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 1857; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. 

STIPP, J. B.; farmer; i| m sw Fisher's Switch. Born in Ind. 
1857; settled in H. C. 1862. 

Sanders, J. A.; farmer; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1853. 

STEPHENSON, CYRUS; farmer; New Britton. Born in 
Ohio 1852; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. 

Tucker, D. W.; farmer and carpenter; 6 m s w Noblesville, 
Born in Ohio 1830; settled in H. C. 1836. Rep. 

Trittipo, S. ; merchant; New Britton. Born in Va. 1830; set- 
tled in H. C. 1843. Dem. Protestant. 

Todd, R. W.; farmer; 2ms Carmel. Born in Ind. 1833. 

Thompson, J.; farmer; New Britton. Born in Ohio 1821 ; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Christian. 



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Underwood, C; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in Ohio 18 17 ; 
settled in H. C. 185 8. Christian. 



Vert, S. B.; farmer; 6ms Noblesville. Born in Ky. 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1868, 

Valandingham, D.; farmer; i m n \\^ New Britton. Born in 
Ind. 1827; settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. 

Vanhart, J. M.; farmer; 3 me Carmel. Born in Pa. 1824; set- 
tled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Protestant. 

Vanhart, Y.; farmer; 4 m s e Carmel. Born in Pa. 1854; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 861. 

VENERABLE, GEO.; farmer; 2ms Fisher's Switch. Born 
m Ky. 1850; settled in H. C. 1859. Rep. 



Whitsel, S. M.; farmer; Castleton. Born in Ky. 1827; settled 
in H. C. 1854. 

Whitsel, C. W.; farmer; Castleton. Born in Ohio 1832; set- 
tled in H. C. 1864. Rep. 

Williamson, G.; farmer; Nora, Marion Co. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. Methodist 

Williamson, A.; Nora, Marion Co. Born in H. C. 1842. Rep. 
Wise, J. A.; farmer; Nora, Marion Co. Born in H. C. 1847. 

Wise, J. M.; farmer; Nora, Marion Co. Born in H. C. 1825. 
Rep. 

Wickersham, John ; Fisher's Switch. 

Wise, Peter; farmer; 3J m s e Carmel. Born in Va. 1798 ; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Methodist. 

Wise, J. W.; farmer; 4 m s e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1822 ; 
settled in H. C. 1861. 

Williams, O.; farmer ; 6 m s w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1861. 

Weaver, M.; farmer; i m n New Britton. Born in Pa. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. 



176 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Weaver, Jesse ; farmer; New Britton. Ik^rn in Pa. 1822; set- 
tled in H. C. 1837. 

Weaver, Peter ; farmer ; i m n Ne'.v Britton. Born in Pa. 
1792; settled in H. C. 1837. 

Wilkison, David; farmer; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1807; set- 
tled in H. C. 1825. 

Watkins, B. F.; harness maker; Carmel. Born in Ky. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Protestant. 

White, J.; farmer; 2i m e Carmel. Born in Del. 18 16; set- 
tled in H. C. 1827. Rep. Protestant. 

Williams, T. N.; farmer; 10 m n Indianapolis; P.O., Castle- 
ton. Born in Ky. 1817; settled in H. C. 1825. 

Wise, Wm.; farmer; 4 m s e Carmel. Born in Ohio 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. Protestant. 

West, T. ; farmer and teamster; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1847. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Watts, A.; carpenter; Carmel. Born in H. C. 1844. 

WARNER, JOHN ; farmer ; i >^ m s Carmel. Born in Pa. 
1822; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 

Wise, Baston ; farmer; Fisher's Switch. Born in H. C. 1824; 
Rep. 

WISE, J. B.; farmer; Nora, M. C. Born in H. C. 1839. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Yowt, Wm.; miller; Fisher's Switch. Born in N. C. 1853; 
settled in H. C. 1869. 

Zina, W.; postmaster; Carmel. Born in N. C. 1831 ; settled 
in H. C. 1S32. Rep. Methodist. 

F. GOEPPER & CO., 
Clothiers and Merchant Tailors, 

No. 17 EAST WASHINGTON ST., 
One door east of Harrisons' Bank. INDIANAPOLIS. IND. 

KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF 

Ready Made Clotliing and F-ai'iiisliinii- Gootis, 

Which thev will sell at the Lowest Prices. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 377 



WAYINE TOWNSHIP. 



This Township contains 35 square miles, and is bounded on 
the cast by Madison county, north by White River township, 
west by Noblesville township, and south by Fall Creek town- 
hip. 

The southern part of the township especially is of fine level 
surface, affording a rich soil, capable of splendid culture. In- 
deed, the soil of the whole township may be counted productive, 
for there is but little land in it that may not be tilled to advan- 
tage. It is watered by numerons small creeks, which empty 
into Stony and Sand Creeks. The timber is principally beech 
and oak, with some portions of poplar, walnut, and other varie- 
ties, 

Hiram Finch and H. C. Mallery were among the first pioneer 
settlers of this township, having come to White River as early 
as 1820. The Indians were their neighbors, and for a good 
while the wild beasts of the forests furnished the only meat they 
tasted. The cabin, humble and rude though it was, for many 
years was their home, where they realized as much of life's real 
joys as any of the present day. 

The citizenship of to-day class well with the rest of the county 
in intelligence, wealth, enterprise, and morality. The township 
is well supplied with churches, schools, lodges, and other frater- 
nal organizations, all of which are flourishing. 

C. F. Mallory, Trustee. 

Vote, 1872 — Rep. 182; Dem. 134; total, 316. 

CHURCHES. 

M. E. Church — Union Chapel ; 5 miles south-east of Nobles- 



578 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



ville ; pastor, Rev. J. Harrison; membership, 45; value of 
church property, ;$2 5oo. 

Prairie Baptist Church ; 3 miles south-west of Fishcrsburg ; 
Elder, J. E. Ellison; membership, 35. 

Bethel M. E. Church; 4 miles east of Noblesville ; Rev. W. 
H. Harrison, pastor; membership, 50; Sunday school superin- 
tendent, S. R. Jones ; Sunday school scholars, 100 ; value of 
church property, ;^I500. 

Christian Church ; Clarksville ; Elder W. Vanwincal, pastor ; 
membership, 100 ; Sunday school scholars, 63 ; value of church 
property, ;^3000. 

Stony Creek Dunkard Church ; ij miles west of Clarksville; 
John H. Caylor, Elder; membership, 75 ; value of church prop- 
erty, ^1000. 

LODGES. 

Clarksville Lodge, No. 118, A. F. and A. M.; organized 
May 30, 1850; membership, 40 ; value of Lodge property, ;^6ob. 

Union Grange, No. 577; Amos Roudebush, Master; member- 
ship, 25. 

Clarksville Grange, No. 751; Joseph Nicholson, Master; 
membership, 43. This Lodge built the first Grange Hall in the 
county. 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school-houses, 1 1 ; total estimated value of all 
school property of the township, including houses, grounds, 
seats, maps, globes, &c., &c. , ;^5,500 ; special school tax on 
each Sioo, 15 cents; poll, 50 cents; total estimated special 
school tax, ^^850; number of volumes in township librar}', 546; 
number of private schools, 2 ; number of teachers for private 
schools, 2 ; total enumeration of children between the ages of 
six and twenty-one, 418 ; total number of pupils admitted into 
the schools, 378; number of districts in which schools were taught, 
II; total number of teachers, 11 ; average daily compensation of 
teachers — males, ;^2.oo; females, $1.83. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 379 



DIRECTORY OF WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 

Anderson, John; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in N. Y. 1803; 
settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. United Brethren. 

ALCORN, WM.; farmer; 5 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1838; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. 

Aldred, Thomas; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Del. 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 

Aldred, Marion; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Ohio 1843; 
settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. 

ALLEN, SAMUEL ; cooper ; 4. m e Noblesville. Born in 
Ind. 1845 ; settled in H. C. 1S74. Methodist. 

Barnhizer, ; farmer; 7 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1836. Dem. Protestant. 

Brattan, Wayne; farmer; 2 m w Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 
1809. Dem. Protestant. 

Brandom, Henry; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Va. 1802 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Methodist. 

Brattan, William ; farmer; i m s e Clarksville. Born in H. C. 
1835. Dem. Christian. 

Brattain, E. G.; farmer; i^ m e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 18 17; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Methodist. 

Balding, W. D. ; farmer ; i m e Clarksville. Born in Ohio 
1844; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Christian. 

Beckwith, Josiah ; farmer ; i m e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1849. Rep. Christian. 

Bucy, Charles; farmer; i m w Clarksville. Born in N. C. 1812; 
settled in H. C. 184^. 

Bucy, James; farmer; i m w Clarksville. Born in H. C. 185 1. 
Independent. 

Brattain, Orpheus ; farmer ; 2J m s e Clarksville. Born in H. 
C. 1840. 

Barnhizer, Wm.; farmer; i| m w Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 
1822; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Protestant. 



380 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



BARNHIZER, NOAH ; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in H. C. 
1846. Republican. 

Barnhizer. G. B.; farmer; i| m w Fishersburg. Born in Md. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Methodist. 

Boyer, Peter; farmer; 2 m s w Fishersburg. Born in Md. 
1805; settled in H. C. 1835. Neutral. Dunkard. 

Boughn, E. H.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1845; 
settled in H. C. 1871. Neutral. 

BOONE, J. W.; farmer; ij m s Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 
1828; settled in H. C. 185 1. Rep. Universahst. 

Brattain, B. F.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1834. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Bratton, O.; farmer; 2^ m s e Clarksville. 

Brattain, Armstrong ; sawyer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 183 1. 
Rep. 

BOOTH, J. T. ; farmer; i| m s w Clarksville. Born in N. C. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Protestant. 

Booth, Geo.; farmer; 5 m n w Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Methodist. 

Caylor, H. I.; farmer; 2ms Clarksville. Born in Pa. 1831. 
Rep. United Brethren. 

Craig, W. E.; book-keeper; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. 

Coverdale, Franklin; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1837; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

CAYLOR, ISAAC ; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Dunkard. 

Caylor, Abraham; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 185 1. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Castor, John ; farmer ; 5 m n e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 18 10; 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 

Castor, J. Albert ; farmer ; 6 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1841. Dem. Methodist. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 381 



Commons, J. A.; farmer; 3 m n Fishersburg. Born in H. C. 
1847. Rep. Methodist. 

Caylor, D. D.; carpenter; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1831; 
settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Protestant. 

Cokayne, M. W.; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep, Friend. 

Collier, J. T. ; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1841. 

Rep. Methodist. 
Castor, W. H.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1835. Methodist. 
Castor, S. B. ; farmer; 5 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1838. Rep. Methodist. 

Cutts, A. L.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1846, 

Rep. Protestant. 
Crull, David; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1839. 

Carter, John; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Pa. 181 1; settled 

in H. C. 1836. 
Coverdale, W. H.; farmer; 3 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 

1845 ; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. Protestant. 

Crull, H. P.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1820; settled 
in H. C. 1839. Rep. Protestant. 

Crull, J. T.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. 

Collins, G. H.; farmer; 2^ m e Clarksville ; P. O., Fishersburg. 
Born in Md. 1850; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Meth. 

Coverdale, Isaiah; farmer ; ij m n e Clarksville. Born in H.C. 
1852. Dem. Methodist. 

Coverdale, William ; farmer ; i J m n e Clarksville. Born in 
Ky. 1816; settled in H. C. 1822. 

Coverdale, Charles; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1840; 
settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. Methodist. 

D , A. M.; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born irt 

H. C. 1844. Rep. Methodist. 

Dunnham, Henry; farmer ; 3ms w Fishersburg. Born in Ohio- 
1847; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Protestant. 



382 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Essington, J. C; farmer; 3 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1 84 1. Rep. 

Essington, J. A.; farmer; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1835. Rop. Independent. 

Edson, C; shoemaker; Clarksville. Born in Canada, 1854; 
settled in H. C. 1874. 

Ervin, C. A.; farmer; 5 m se Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1872. 

Fisher, Adison ; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1843. 

Fisher; J. H.; farmer; 2 m s Clarksville. Born in Pa. 1835; 
settled in H. C. 1841. Dem. Independent. 

Franklin, Nelson; farmer; 3^/^ m se Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1823; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. 

FRANKLIN, SILAS ; carpenter ; 5 m s e Noblesville. Born 
in Ky. 1837 ; settled in H. C. 1872. 

Frinch, Joshua; farmer; 4^ me Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1865. 

Fisher, H. B. ; farmer; 3 m s w Fishersburg. Born in H. C. 
1846. 

FISHER, WARREN; farmer; 7 m s e Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1851. 

Fisher, John H.; farmer and carpenter; 2^ m s e Clarksville. 
Born in Pa. 1835; settled in H. C. 1839. 

Forrer, Martin; retired farmer ; Clarksville. Born in Pa. 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1857. 

Forrer, Christian; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1850. 

Fleming, David; fiirmer ; Strawtown. Born in Va. 1821 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Christian. 

Fisher, Samuel; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in H. C. 1838. 
Dem. 

Ford, James; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 18 17; set 
tied in H. C. 1831. Indpt. Methodist. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 383 



Ford, Bcnj.; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Md. i8 19; settled 
in H. C. 183 1. Rep. Methodist. 

Ford, Wm,; farmer; Fisliersburg. Born in Md. 1813; settled 
inH. C. 1831. Rej). Methodist. 

Fry, Alexander ; farmer ; i m w Fishersburg. Born in H. C. 
1848. Rep. 

Fryberger, A. J.; farmer and J. P.; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born 
in H. C. 1844. Rep. Methodist. 



Gee, George; firmer; Fishersburg. Born in England 1830; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Methodist. 

Garris, Wiley; farmer; Clarksville. Born in N. C. 1823; set 
tied in H. C. 1855. 

George, Dempsey ; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1843. Rep. Universalist. 

Heiny, Benjamin; sawyer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1832. 
Rep. Granger. 

HUSTON, JOHN ; farmer ; ij m e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. 

Huston, Joshua; farmer; ij m e Clarksville. Born in Va. 
1815 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Indpt. 

Howard, W. M.; farmer; ij m s Clarksville. Born in H. C. 
1847. Rep. Christian. 

Hays, J. R.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in Ky. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1828. Dem. Methodist. 

Heiny, David ; farmer ; 2 m s e Clarksville. Born in H. C. 
1832. Rep. 

Heiny, Eli; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1844. Rep. 
Dunkard. 

Heiny, George ; laborer ; Clarksville. Born 1848. Rep. 

Harger, David ; farmer ; 3 m s w Fishersburg. Born in H. C. 
1843. Rep. 



386 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



Harvy; Castor; farmer; 2 m w Fishersburg. Born in 185 1. 
Dem. 

Haygood, Robert ; farmer ; i m s w Fishersburg. Born in S. 
C. 1849; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. 

Heiney, Samuel ; farmer ; 3 m s e Clarksville. 

HEINY, JACOB; blacksmith; all work done in a workman-like 
manner and of good material ; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1834; settled in H. C. 1844. 

Heiny, Samuel; farmer; 3 m n Clarksville. Born in Pa. 1805; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Dunkard. 

Huffman, A. J.; farmer; 3 m e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1844; 
settled in H. C. 187 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Heiny, George ; grocer and hardware dealer ; Clarksville. Born 
in Ohio 1844; settled in H. C. 1853. 

Heiny, Joel ; engineer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1837; settled 
in H. C. 1844. 

Harger, P'rederick ; farmer ; i m w Fishersburg. Born in Pa. 
1804; settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Baptist. 

Hank, J. D. ; farmer and blacksmith; 6 m n e Noblesville. 
Born in Germany 1818; settled in H. C. 1865. Methodist. 



Jones, E. M.; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 1834; set- 
tled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

Jones, Sherwin P. ; millwright; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1824;. 
settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Methodist. 



KEFFER, ELI; farmer; P'ishersburg. Born in Ind. 182 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 183 1. 

KELLEY, \VM.; farmer; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1854. Dem. Protestant. 

KEFFER, JACOB; farmer; ij m s Clarksville. Born in Ind 
1 8 17; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Protestant. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 385 



Leonard, J. P.; sawyer; Fishersburg. Born in Ohio 1832; 

settled in H. C. i860. Dem. 
Lay ton. 

LLOYD, L. W.; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Lennen, Thomas ; farmer; 2 J m e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1819 ; settled in H. C. 1831. 

Lennen, Mary A.; 2J m e Clarksville, Born in Md. 182 1 ; 
settled in H. C. 1832. 

Lennen, W. C. ; former; 2 m e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1831. 

Lennen, Jasper ; farmer ; i m s e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1845. Rep. 

Lennen, Clifford ; farmer ; 3 m s e Clarksville. Rep. 

Lennen, Cassius ; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Rep. Christian. 

Lennen, Peter; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 18 10; set- 
tled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Christian. 



MOORE, J. W.; farmer; 2 m s w Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 
1853; settled in rl. C. 1854. 

Mallery, H. C; farmer; 3 m e Noblesville. Born in N. Y. 
181 5; settled in H. C. 1820. Rep. Methodist. 

Mallery, C. H.; farmer; 3 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1840. Rep. Methodist. 

MALLERY, C. F.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1838. Rep. Methodist. 

Montgomery, E. T.; farmer; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1842. Rep. 

Musselman, John ; farmer and carpenter. Born in Germany 
1828 ; settled in H. C. 1864. Neutral. 

Markle, R. R.; sawyer; Fishersburg. Born in N. Y. 1836; 
settled in H. C 1863. Dem. 

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386 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Miller, P. C; farmer; 4^ m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
184 — . Rep. United Brethren. 

Manford, John ; farmer ; 5 m s Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1826; 
settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. United Brethren. 

Meara, Michael ; farmer ; 4J m n e Noblesville. Born in Ireland 
1822; settled in H. C. 1845. 

Mushrush, Abraham ; farmer ; 2| m s e Clarksville. Born in 
France 1830; settled in H. C. 1859. Dunkard. 

McKenzi^, A. J.; farmer; Noblesville. Born in Ky. ; settled 
in H. C. 1837. Granger. 

McDole, Isaac; farmer; i m w Fishersburg. Born in Ind. 
1850; settled in H. C. 1870. 

McAnally, J. T. ; farmer; 1 ^^ m e Clarksville. Born in H. C 
1853. Rep. Methodist. 

McCOOLE, LAWSON ; engineer ; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 
1841 ; settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Methodist. 

McDonald, ; farmer ; 3 m w Fishersburg. Born in Pa. 

1815; settled in H. C. 1853. Indpt. Baptist. 

McKenzie, J. D.; farmer; 7 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

McGuire, Mrs. Elizabeth; Clarksville. Born in Va. 1829; set- 
tled in H. C. 1 86 1. 

McNally, Richard ; farmer ; 2 m s e Clarksville. Born on the 
ocean 1822 ; settled in H. C. i860. Dem. 



Nicholson, Joseph; Justice of the Peace and farmer; Clarks- 
ville. Born in H. C. 1839. Rep- Protestant. 

Nicholson, James; farmer; Clarksville. Born in N. C. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1852. 

Neill, W. H.; farmer; 3I m s e Clarksville. Born in Ohio 
1840; settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 



Orr, H. L. ; farmer; 2 m n e Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1824; 
settled in H. C. 1874. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 387 



Oldman, A. W. ; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Ohio 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Friend. 

Owens, John ; farmer; Noblesville. Born in N. C. 18 14; set. 
tied in H. C. 1830. Dem. Protestant. 

OLVEY, H. J.; farmer; i| m s Clarksville. Born in N. C. 
1847; settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. Protestant. 



Passwater, Peter; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C, 
1844. 

Passwater, E. M.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1856. 

Passwater, W. F.; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Passwater, P. P.; Clarksville. Born in 1833. 

Peulsel, John; farmer; 5!^ m s e Noblesville. Born in V"a. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Passwater, ; toll-gate keeper; Clarksville. Born in Del. 

1801 ; settled in H. C. 1838. Indpt. Methodist. 

Pesser, Henry; farmer and Granger; i| m e Clarksville. Born 
in Ind. 1827; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Protestant. 

Palmer, J. W.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1849; settled 
in H. C. 1870. 

PASSWATER, CLEMENT ; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born 
in H. C. 1845. Rep. Methodist. 

Pierce, R. C; farmer; 2 m s e Strawtown. Born in Ohio 185 i:. 
settled in H. C. t866. Rep. 

Peed, T. J.; farmer; Strawtown. Born in Ky. 1832; settled in 
H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 

Passwater, M. F.; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1852. 

Passwater, G. W.; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born in Del. 
1810; settled in H. C. 1825. Rep Methodist. 

Passwater, A. M.; .sawyer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1848. 
Independent. 



388 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Ridgway, James ; farmer ; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in Md. 
1805 ; settled in H. C. 1834. 

Ridgway, Solomon ; farmer ; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1847. Dem. Independent. 

Rambo, T. A.; farmer; 3J m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1837. Independent. 

Roudebush, John ; farmer; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1826; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Christian. 

Roudebush, James; farmer ; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 
1821 ; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Christian. 

Roudebush, F. M.; farmer, 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in 
Ohio 1850; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Rodes, John; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1807; 
settled in H. C. 1853. E.ep. Protestant. 

Russell, Mandervill ; carpenter ; 2 m n e Clark^ville. Born in 
Ky. 1849; settled in H. C. 1861. Dem. 

Richart, S. B.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Dem. Christian. 

Ridgway, Thomas; farmer; 2 m s Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1827. Christian. 

Redick, G. R.; farmer ; 2 m s Strawtown. Born in Ohio 1827 ; 
settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. 

Stanford, A.; farmer; 3 m s e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1823 ; 
settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Methodist. 

Stanford, Wm.; farmer; 3 m se Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1861. Rep. Protestant. 

Stanford, Thomas ; farmer ; 2| m s e Clarksville. Born in Ind. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1863. 

Sylvester, David ; farmer ; 3I m s e Clarksville. 

Swigart, Abraham ; farmer ; 2 J m e Clarksville. Born in Md. 
1842 ; settled in H. C. 1870. 

Shoemaker, T. J.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1835. 
Rep. Christian. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 389 



Steffey, George ; painter and cabinet maker ; Clarksville. Born 
in Pa. 1 8 10; settled in H. C. 1849. Indpt. U. Brethren. 

Schneider, Jacob ; farmer ; 2 m s e Strawtown. Born in Ger- 
many 1828; settled in H. C. 18S3. Dem. Lutheran. 

Sylvester, Benj.; farmer; 2 m s e Strawtown. Born in Ind. 
1818; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Baptist. 

Snyder, David; farmer; 2 m s Strawtown. Born in Ohio 183 1; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Dem. Protestant. 

Stephens, Wm.; farmer; ij m n e Clarksville. Born in H. C. 
1846. Rep. Protestant. 

SWARTZ, WM.; harness maker; Clarksville. Born in Pa. 
1830; settled in H. C. 1837. ^ep. Protestant. 

Smeltser, Henry ; wagon maker ; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 
1842. Dunkard. 

Sherman, J. C; farmer; 5mse Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1853. Dem, Protestant. 

SYLVESTER, CHARLES ; farmer ; Strawtown. Born in H. 
C. 1847. 

Stephenson, J. C; farmer and trader; 3 m se Strawtown. 
Born in H. C. 1828. Indpt. 

Simmermon, John ; farmer ; 3 m s Strawtown. Born in Pa. 
1810; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Protestant. 

Stephens, Wm.; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in Pa. 1804; set- 
tled in H. C. 1834. Rep. 

STEVENSON, SAMUEL; farmer; ij m s w Fishersburg. 
Born in N. Y. 1819 ; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Meth. 

Stern, W. H.; farmer; 5 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1842. Rep. Methodist. 

Scearce, Fleming ; farmer ; 4 m n e Noblesville. Born in Ky. 
1809; settled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Christian. 

Simmermon, J. S. ; farmer; 2 m s w Fishersburg. Born in H. 
C. 1836. Rep. Methodist. 

Shoal, Fred.; farmer, and proprietor of merchant mills; Nobles- 
ville. 



390 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Stern, E. B.; farmer; 4I m e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1834; 
settled in H. C. 1846. 

Stephens, G. L. ; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Shoemaker, H. F. ; farmer; 4I m e Noble.sville. Born in H. C. 
1849. Rep. 

Shoemaker, Allen ; farmer ; Noblesville. 

Shoemaker, A.; farmer; 4m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1 84 1. Rep. Protestant. 

Stern, Eli; farmer; /me Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1849. 

Teeters, G. D.; farmer; 2J m s e Strawtown. Born in H. C. 
1848. Protestant. 

Tice, John ; farmer; 31^ m e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1852; 
settled in H. C. 1871. 

Teeters, Samuel ; farmer ; 6 m n e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
181 1 ; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Methodist. 

Teeters, Staunton ; farmer ; 3 m s e Strawtown. Born in H.C. 
1844. Dem. 

Vanbuskirk, ; farmer ; 4 5^ ms e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 

1837 ; settled in H. C. 1871. 

"Vanwinkle, W.; physician; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 1828 •' 
settled in H. C. 1874. Rep. Christian. 

Wade, Harper; farmer; Noblesville. Born in H.C. 1844. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Wiseman, George; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1813 ; 
settled in H. C. 185-. 

WATERMAN, R. J., M. D.; physician and surgeon ; 2 m n e 
Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1865. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Wright, J. W.; farmer; 7 m n e Noblesville. Born in N. C. 
1823; settled in H. C. 1851. Rep. Methodist. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 3gl 



Wiseman, John ; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Md. 1800; set- 
tled in H. C. 1836. Dem. Protestant. 

Wyant, Henry ; farmer ; 3^ m s e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1835 ; settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Wolfgang, Emanuel ; farmer ; 3J m s Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1828; settled in H. C. 1862. 

Werner, Henry; farmer; ^^ m e Noblesville. Born in Pa. 
1842; settled in H. C. 1871. 

Wilson, David; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1821 ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Protestant. 

Woods, Jesse; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ind. 1836; set- 
tled in H. C. 1849. 

Williams, J. S.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in Ohio 183- ; set- 
tled in H. C. 1856. 

Ware, Jesse ; farmer; Strawtown. Born in H. C. 185 1. Dem. 

Wright, Jacob; farmer; Fishersburg. Born in N. Y. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. . 

WADDELL, J. C; farmer; 5 m n e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1827. Rep. Methodist. 

WHITESELL, P. P., M. D. ; physician and surgeon; Clarks- 
ville. Born in Ohio 1823; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. 
Methodist. 

White, Wesley ; farmer ; 6 m s e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Wiseman, J. E.; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 1841. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Wiseman, H. B. ; farmer; Clarksville. Born in H. C. 185 1. 



T. 3D TT K, T' 

SHOE PALACE. 

FINE 

BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBERS, 

3 East Washington St., INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 



392 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



FALL CKEEK TOWNSHIP. 



This Township is situated in the south-east corner of the 
county, and is bounded on the north by Wayne and a portion 
of Noblesville townships; on the east by the southern part of 
Madison county ; on the south by the north-west part of Han- 
cock and north-east part of Marion counties ; on the west by 
Delaware township. Its entire area is 35 square miles. The 
surface is level, soil rich and exceedingly productive. Some of 
the lands in the north-west and north-east portions of the town- 
ship are rather wet, but they are being rapidly improved by 
drainage. There is no waste land within its limits. The creeks 
flowing through the township are Mud, Sand, and Fall Creeks. 
After the latter the township was named. 

Fall Creek is noted for its water-power, and its bottom lands 
are not surpassed in richness by any on White River. 

Corn, wheat, and all other farm products are raised in abund- 
ance, and with only ordinary labor. The timber consists, chiefly, 
of oak, poplar, and walnut. 

The first settlement on Fall Creek was made as early as 1825, 
and among those pioneers we hear of the names of David Red- 
wine, Robert Faucet, S. S. Fauset, Henderson Brown, and 
Michael Souders. Mr. Souders, who is still living, resides on 
the land he entered, as, also, does Abraham Helms, who settled 
on Fall Creek when there was not more than three families in 
the township and not over 300 people in the county. 

Mr. Helms served ten years as County Commissioner, and 
although now eighty-four years of age he is still able to work 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 393 

some on the farm; and in the wood-chopping line he would not 
yet take off his hat to most of the young bucks of the town- 
ship. 

Olio is the only village in this township, and as it is about in 
the center, it is the voting precinct. 

In schools and churches, Fall Creek may be said to be well 
supplied ; however, the township in these respects may not be 
equal to some of the others. The spirit of intelligent enterprise, 
however, is commendable in the township, and they are moving 
up in improvements of various kinds, such as gravel roads, 
churches, school-houses, and dwellings, with the general spirit 
of the country. 

Silas Helm is Township Trustee. 

Vote of 1872 — Rep. 144; Dem. 197; total, 341. 

CHURCHES. 

Mount Zion U. B. Church ; 3 miles north-west of Fortville ; 
Rev. M. Gronendike, pastor; membership, 30; value of church 
property, ^800. 

Bethlehem U. B. Church; 7 miles south-east of Nobles- 
ville ; Rev. M. Gronendike, pastor ; Sabbath school superin- 
tendent, J. C. Clark; Sunday school scholars, 60; value of 
church property ;^iooo. 

Second Fall Creek Baptist Church ; 5 miles north-west of 
Fortville ; Rev. J. H. Ransdel, pastor; membership, 130; 
value of church property, ^900. 

Zion Chapel M. E. Church ; 3 miles south-east of New Brit- 
ton ; Rev. P. W. Powell, pastor ; Sabbath school superintend- 
ent, H. Kimberlain ; Sabbath school scholars, 30 ; value of 
church property, ^700. 

Ebenezer M. E. Church ; 3J miles north of McCordsville ; 
Rev. Mr. Freeman, pastor; membership, 30; value of church 
property, ^600. 



394 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



GRANGES. 

Olio Grange, No. 750; membership, 62; organized 1873; 
Silas Helms, Master; value of property, j^ioo. 

Fall Creek Grange, No. 752 ; membership, 45 ; organized 
1873; O. H. P. Brandon, Master. 

Zion Grange, No. iioo; membership, 54; John Clawson, 
Master, 

SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of school houses, 13; average attendance, 25; value 
of school property, ^7000. 

DIRECTORY OF FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 

Antrim, James ; farmer ; 4I m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Asbury, Peter; farmer; 3 m n Fortville. Born in Ohio 1850. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Arnett, John ; farmer; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 185 i. 
Rep. Methodist. 

Arnett, Samuel ; farmer ; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in Ohio 
1823; settled in H. C. 1830. Rep. 

Alfrey, A. J.; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

Albert, John ; farmer ; i m s e New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1846; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Alexander, Wm.; farmer ; 2 m s w Olio. Born in Ind. 1828 ; 
settled in H. C. 18 — . Dem. Protestant. 

Alfrey, Isaac ; farmer and carpenter ; 4 m n Fortville. Born in 
Ind. 1834; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

Alexander, John; farmer; 2^ m n w Fortville. Born in 1837. 
Rep. 

Ammerman, John; farmer; i m n w Fall Creek P. O. Born 
in H. C. 18.33. Dem. Methodist. 

Beaver, M. L.; former; 4 m s e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1848. Dem. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 395 



Beaver, W. H.; 2|^ m s e New Britton. Born in H. C. 1836. 
Dem. 

Beaver, William ; farmer ; ^ m Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1839. Dem. Protestant. 

Beaver, Henry; farmer; i^ m Fall Creek P. O. Born in H. C. 
1841. Dem. 

Beaver, Joseph ; farmer ; i m n w Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1844. Dem. Protestant. 

Beaver, Jacob ; farmer ; i m n w Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
Ohio 1823 ; settled in H. C. 1827. Dem. Protestant. 

Beaver, Daniel ; farmer; i^ m n w Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
Ohio 1827 ; settled in H. C. 1830. Dem. 

Brandon, J.; farmer; i m w Fall Creek P. O. Born in H. C. 
(Age not known). 

Brown, F. C. ; farmer ; 2| m n w Fall Creek. P. O Born in 
Ind. 1844: settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. 

Bell, A. R.; farmer; i| m e Fisher's Station. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. 

Brown, H.; farmer ; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1852. 
Rep. 

Brown, Henderson ; farmer ; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in Tenn. 
1812; settled in H. C. 1829. Rep. Protestant. 

Brown, Isaac ; farmer ; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in Ohio. 

Brooks, M.; farmer; 4 m n McCordsville. Born in N. C. 
1814; settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Protestant. 

Bunker, C. A.; farmer ; 2^ m n McCordsville. Born in Ind. 
1834; settled in H. C. 18 — . Rep. Protestant. 

Beaver, Phelix ; farmer ; 3 m e New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1820 ; settled in H. C. 1828. Dem. Protestant. 

Beaver, W. R.; farmer; 3 m e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
185 1. Dem. Protestant. 

Beaver, Joshua ; farmer; 3 me New Britton. Born in 185 1. 
Dem. Protestant. 



396 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Bennett, M. M.; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

BRANDOM, O. H. P.; attorney; 6 m n w F'ortville. Born in 
Ind. 1828; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Baptist. 

Betly, J.; physician; i m n Olio. Born in Va. 1815 ; settled in 
H. C. 1843. Dem. Baptist. 

Beagle, William ; farmer ; 2 J m n e Fortville. Born in Ohio 
1836; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. 

Bennett, R. W.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Protestant. 

BELL, R. A. J.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Md. 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Methodist. 

Bickwell, L J.; merchant; Olio. Born in Ind. 1845; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

Brooks, Melvin ; farmer ; 2 m e New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1854. Rep. Protestant. 

BRANDOM, F. M.; farmer and trader; 2^ m e Fisher's Sta- 
tion. Born in Ind. 1833; settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. 
Methodist. 

Brooks, Thomas ; farmer ; 4J m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1842. Dem. Protestant. 

Brooks, G. M.; farmer; 2 m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in Ind. 
1835; settled in H. C. 1855. Neutral. 

Brown, Andrew; farmer; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
about 1842. Rep. Protestant. 

Blanton, John ; saw-miller ; 2 m w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1839. K.ep. Methodist. 

Baley, Lemuel; farmer; 2 m w Fortville. Born in Va. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Christian. 

Bargner, Charles ; farmer ; 2^ m w Fortville. Born in Ger- 
many 1846; settled in H. C. 1874. Neutral. Protestant. 

BROWN, JAMES ; farmer ; 2 m s w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1834. Rep. Protestant. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 39/ 

Champer, Jonathan; farmer; 4I m n Fortville. Born in Ohio 
1842 ; settled in H. C. i860. Dem. 

Clark, Hugh; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1846. Rep. Baptist. 

Clark, McBright ; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 
1823 ; settled in H. C. 1833. Rep. Big Church. 

Clark, H. C; farmer ; 2 m n Germantown. Born in H. C. 
1849. Dem, United Brethren. 

Craig, Newton ; farmer ; 3 m e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1846. Dem. Protestant. 

Castetter, J. M.; farmer; ij m e New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1848. Dem. Protestant. 

CRANE, SILAS; farmer; 3 m n McCordsville. Born in Ind. 
185 1 ; settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. Protestant. 

CLARK, HENRY; farmer; 2 mn w Fortville. Born in N. 
C. 1841 ; settled in H. C. 1847. Dem. 

Clark, John ; farmer ; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 183 1. 
settled in H. C. 1847. Dem. 

Clark, Henry; farmer; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 18 14; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Protestant. 

Clark, Alpheus ; farmer; 2^ m w Fortville. Born in Ind. 18 16; 
settled in H. C. 1853. Rep. Protestant. 

Clark, J. H.; farmer; 3 m w For'tville. Born in H. C. 1848. 

Clark, R.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1844. 
Indpt. Protestant. 

Clifton, M.; farmer; Fall Creek P. O. Born in Ohio 181 1; 
settled in H. C. 1838. Rep. Protestant. 

Clawson, A.; farmer; 3 m nw Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1847. Dem. 

Clawson, John ; farmer ; 3 m n w Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
1822; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem-. Methodist. 

Craig, T. L. ; farmer; 2J m s e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1840. Dem. Protestant. 



39^ HAMILTON COUNT\. 



CHRISTIAN, J. R.; farmer; 3 m e Noblesvilic. Born in Ind. 
1847 ; settled in H. C. [870. Rep. 

Clawson, Thomas ; farmer ; 3 m e Noblesvnlle. Born in Ohio 
1833 ; settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. 

Castetter, Daniel; farmer; 3 m n e New Britton. Born 1820. 

Dem.' 
Clawson, Thomas ; farmer ; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born in Del. 

1830. 
Creekmore, Thomas ; farmer ; 6 m n w Fortville. Born in N. 

C. 1806; settled in H. C. 1844. Dem. Baptist. 

Clark, J. C. ; farmer and carpenter ; 5 m n w Fortville. Born 
in Ind. 1844; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Methodist. 

Crook, Joshua; farmer; 4 m n \v Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1852. Dem. 

Cannady, C. R. ; farmer; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 
1847 ; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 

Cropper, S. ; farmer; 4 m e New Britton. Born in Ind. 1835 • 
settled in H. C. 1873. Rep. 

Darrah, David; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. 

Darrah, R. L.; farmer; 4 m se Noblesville. Born in Pa. 1799: 
settled in H. C. 1826. 

DeCAMP, W. H.; farmer and carpenter; 5 m n w Fortville. 
Born in N. J. 1828; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Meth. 

Davidson, W. E. ; farmer and Justice of Peace; 2| m n w Fort- 
ville. Born in Pa. 1801; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. 
Methodist. 

Dimick, J. B.; farmer; 3 me New Britton. Born in Ind. 1823; 
.settled in H. C. 1870. Rep. Christian. 

Dishman, Wesley; laborer; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 
1814; settled in li. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Dille, Morris; farmer;. 2 m w Fall Creek P. O. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Dunlap, John ; farmer ; 3 m s e New Britton. Born in Pa. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1852. Rep. Protestant. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. , 399 

EDWARDS, LEANDER ; farmer ; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born 
in Ind. 1850; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. 

Edwards, C. W.; farmer ; ^2 rn n Fall Creek P. O. Born in Pa 
1837; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Methodist. 

P'ausset, John ; farmer ; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1848. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Fausset, James; farmer; i|^ m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1 83 1. Dem. Protestant. 

Fauset, Charles; farmer; 4 m n McCordsville. Born in H. C. 
1855. Rep. 

Fauset, J. M.; farmer; 4 m n McCordsville. Born in Ind. 
1840; settled in H. C. 1842. Rep. Methodist. 

Frazee, D. R. ; brick-mason and plasterer ; 2 m e Fisher's Sta- 
tion. Born in Ohio 1809; settled in H. C. 1872. Indpt. 
Christian. 

Frazee, A.; laborer; 2 m e Fisher's Station. Born in Ind. 
1857; settled in H. C. 1857. Indpt. 

Fauset, Robert; farmer; 4 m n McCordsville. Born in 1814; 
settled in H. C. 1829. Rep. Methodist. 

Fisher, Joshua ; farmer ; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1845. Dem. Baptist. 

P'erguson, Jacob ; farmer ; 5 m n Fortville. Born in Va. 1816 ;, 
settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Protestant. 

Fisher, Caleb ; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in H.C. 1841. 
Rep. 

Flanagan, J. W.; farmer and trader; 2 m s e NeAv Britton.. 
Born in H. C. 1846. Dem. Methodist. 

P'auset, Robert; farmer; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. 

Fausset, S. S.; Justice of Peace ; i| m n w Fortville. Born in 
Ohio 1812; settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Protestant. 

Fausset, G. L.; farmer; i|- m n vv . Born in H. C. 

1855. Dem. Protestant. 



400 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Fausset, R. B.; farmer; i m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1842. Dem. Christian. 

Fausset, T. H.; retired farmer and notary public ; 2 m n w 
Fortville. Born in Ohio 181 1; settled in H. C. 1829- 
Rep. Christian. 

Guilkey, E. L.; farmer; 4 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 

1836. Rep. 

Goldsmith, Gardner; farmer; i| m n w Fortville. Born in N. 
J. 1812; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

Hurfibles, S.; farmer; ij m n e Fall Creek P. O. Born inH. C. 

1854. 

HARTER, H. N.; farmer and mason ; i| m n w Fortville. 
Born in Ohio 1826; settled in H. C. 1862. Rep. Christ. 

Heath, S. F.; farmer; 3 m n McCordsville. Born in H. C. 

1837. Rep. Protestant. 

Heath, W. R. ; farmer ; ^^ m n e Fall Creek P. O. Born in H. C. 
1836. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Heath, H.; farmer; )^ m n e Fall Creek P. O. Born in H. C. 
1828. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Hoss, Wm.; laborer; 2 m e Fisher's Station. Born in Ind. 
about 1843. 

Helms, Abraham ; retired farmer ; 2J m n w Fortville. Born 
in Tenn. 1792 ; settled in H. C. 1825. Dem. R. Baptist. 
(The oldest man in Fall Creek township.) 

Hartup. Wm.; firmer; 5 5^ m e Noblesville. B orn in Ind.1826; 
settled in H. C. 1862. Rep U. Brethren. 

Helms, Taylor ; farmer; 4m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 

1850. Rep. 

Helms, Wesley ; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 1825 ; 
settled in H. C. 1847. R. Baptist. 

Helms, C. F.; farmer ; 4 m n vv Fortville. Born in H. C. 1832. 
Rep. Christian. 



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HUFF, J. B.; farmer; 2 m e New Britton. Born in Ohio 1833; 
settled in H. C. 1867. Dem. Protestant. 

Hollenback, Joseph ; farmer ; 3 m s e New Britton. Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Hughs, W. T.; farmer; 4I m s e New Britton. Born in N. C. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. Methodist. 

Harrison, Samuel ; farmer ; 1 3^ m n e Fall Creek P. O. Born 
in Ohio 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. Methodist. 

Humbles, Joseph; farmer; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born in 1830. 

Humbles, Isaac; farmer; 5I m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1834. Neutral. 

Helms, William ; farmer ; 3 m e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1826. Rep. 

Harrison, H. Wm.; farmer and carpenter; 3J m e New Britton. 
Born in Ohio 1822; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Meth. 

Harrison, J. M.; farmer; 3I m e New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1849; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. Methodist. 

Haskell, J.; farmer; 6 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1843; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Baptist. 

HELMS, SILAS; farmer; 5^ m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1824; settled in H. C. 1830. Neutral. Christian. 

Helms, J. L.; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1846. 
Neutral. 

Jones, M. D.; farmer; i^ m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
N. C. 1831; settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. Methodist. 

Johnson, Wm.; farmer; 5 m s e New Britton. Born in N. C. 
1838; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Protestant. 

Kincade, Andrew ; farmer ; 3 m n e Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1847. Dem. Protestant. 

Kinnaman, Albert ; farmer ; 4 m n McCordsville. Born in H. 
C. 1853. Protestant. 

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402 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Keesecker, George; teacher; i|^ m n w Fortville. Born in Pa. 
1813 ; settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. Methodist. 

Kincade, C; farmer; 2 m w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1849 
Neutral. 

Kimberlin, J. W.; farmer; i m w Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1839. Dem. Methodist. 

Kimberlin, F. G.; farmer; 3I m s e New Britton. Born in H. 
C. 1844. Dem. Methodist. 

Kinnaman, J. C.; retired farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in 
N. C. 1806; settled in H. C. 1832. Dem. Reformer. 

Kinnaman, George ; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in (^hio 
1832 ; settled in H. C. 1853. Dem. Protestant. 

Kinnaman, H.; farmer; 3^ m n w P'^ortville. Born in H. C. 
1849. 

Kinnaman, Henry ; farmer ; ^^ m n w . Born in Ohio 

1822; settled in H. C. 1838. Dem Protestant. 

Kepner, Samuel; blacksmith; Ohio. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Dem. 

Kincaid, James ; farmer ; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1846. Indpt. 

Krause, Conrad; farmer; ij m e New Britton. Born in Ger- 
many 1822; settled in H. C. 1850. Dem. Christian. 

Kimberlin, W. H.; farmer; 4 m s e New Britton. Born in H. 
C. 1836. 

Klepfer, Lewis; farmer; 3 mne New Britton. Born in Pa. 
1818; .settled in H. C. 1856. 

Klepfer, N. H.; farmer; 3 m n e New Britton. Born in Pa. 
1 83 1 ; settled in H. C. 1859. Dem. 

Kinaman, A. J.; farmer; 4I m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1846. Dem. Protestant. 

Kinaman, G. W.; farmer; 4 ni nw Fortville. Born in Ohio 
1832; settled in H. C. 1854. Dem. IVotestant. 

Kepner, Wm.; farmer; 5 m n P'^ortville. Born in Ind. 1841 ; 
settled in H. C. i860. Rep. Protestant. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 4O3 

Kepner, H. F.; farmer; 4^ m n Fortville. Born in Pa. 183 1; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Dem. Protestant. 

Kepner, Wm. I.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Pa. 1820; 
settled in H. C. 1839. Dem. Protestant. 

KINNAMAN, N. J.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Ohio 
1829; settled in H. C. 1832. Rep. Protestant. 

Lewis, Marion; farmer; 4 m e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1 849. Dem. 

Lewis, John ; farmer ; 3 m n e New Britton. Born in Ind. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. 

Lewis, Benjamin ; farmer ; 3 m n e New Britton. Born in N, 
C. 1822; settled in H. C. 1835. Dem. 

Layton, J. W.; farmer; 5 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 
1834. Neutral. 

Low, Wm.; farmer; 6 m s e Noblesville. Born in Lid. 1839; 
settled in H. C. 1864. 

LACKEY, J. WM.; farmer; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in H. 
C. 1853. Dem. 

Lucos, David; farmer; 4J m n w Fortville. Born in Lid. 1843;, 
settled in H. C. 1872. Rep. 

Lund, Simon; farmer; 2^^ m n vv Fortville. Born in N. J. 
18 12; settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. Protestant. 

Lacy, T. H.; farmer; Fisher's Station. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Lund, James; farmer ; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1836, 
Rep. 

Lutz, Levi; farmer; 2^ mn w Fortville. Born in Ohio 1823; 
settled in H. C. 1840. Rep. Protestant. 

Lund, Isaac ; farmer; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1834. 
Rep. Protestant. 

Ledmoh, William ; farmer; 4^ m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1 84 1. Rep. Protestant. 



404 HAMILTON COUNTY, 



Lowe, John ; farmer; 4 in e New Britton. Born in H. C. 1842. 
Dem. Protestant. 

Lunsford, Elias ; farmer; 2^ m s e New Britton. Born in H. 
C. 1850. Rep. Protestant. 

Lutes, L B.; miller; 43^ m n McCordsville. Born in Ohio 
1837 ; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 

Lunsford, J. M.; millwright, inventor and model builder; 2 m 
n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 1825 ; settled in H. C. 1835. 
Rep. Christian. 

Layne, W. R.; farmer ; i m n Fall Creek. Born in Ind. 1843 ; 
settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Christian. 

Manship, Lindsay ; farmer; 4 m e New Britton. Born in N. C. 
1814; settled in H. C. 1838. Dem. Baptist. 

Mitchell, J. W.; farmer; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1870. Dem. 

Mitchell, T. J.; farmer; 5 m n w F"ortville. Born in Ind. 1832; 
settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. U. Brethren. 

Mitchell, W. J.; farmer; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1851; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Dem. Protestant. 

Moon, John; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1849. 
Dem. 

Myers, A. J.; farmer; 3 mn Fortville. Born in Ohio 1828; 
settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Protestant. 

Morgan, Thomas ; farmer and painter ; 4)^ m e New Britton. 
Born in N. C. 1828; settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. Prot. . 

Morgan, James ; farmer ; 2 m e New Britton. Born in N. C. 
1 8 19; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. 

Manship, J. W.; farmer; ij m e New Britton. Born in N. C. 
1808; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Protestant. 

Manship, Wesley ; farmer ; 2 m s e New Britton. Born in H. 
C. 1 84 1. Dem. Christian, 

Morgan, Edwin ; farmer ; i ^ m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
Ohio 1820; settled in H. C. 1832. Dem. Protestant. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 4O5 



Morgan, E. A. ; carpenter ; i ^ m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1842. Dem. Protestant. 

Morgan, Hincheon ; farmer ; i )^ m n e Fall Creek P. O. Born 
in Ind. 1847. Dem. Protestant. 

Murray, Thomson; farmer; 3^ m n w Fortville. Born in Va. 
1820; settled in H. C. 1828. Rep. Methodist. 

McKinstray, Peter; farmer; 2 me Fisher's Station. Born in 
H. C. 1849. Dem. Protestant. 

McKINSTRAY, WM.; farmer; 2 m e Fisher's Station. Born 
in Ohio 1808; settled in H. C. 1832. Dem. Protestant. 

McKinstray, John ; farmer ; 2 m e Fisher's Station. Born in 
H.C.I 83 1. Dem. Protestant. 

McVay, Perry ; farmer ; 2 m n e New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1830; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Baptist. 

Maccarty, Moses; farmer; 4 m s e New Britton. Born in H. 
C. 1 84 1. Dem. Methodist. 

McCord, Richard ; farmer and teacher ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born 
in Ind. 1839; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. Methodist. 

McNutt, John ; farmer ; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1822 ; 
settled in H. C. 1822. Dem. Protestant. 

McKay, Lewis; farmer; 3 m n McCordsville. Born in H. C. 
1833. Dem. Protestant. 

McKay, PI; farmer; 3 m n McCordsville. Born in Ind. 1809; 
settled in H. C. 1832. Dem. Protestant. 

McCary, J. D.; saw-mill man ; 2 m e Fisher's Station. Born in 
Ind. 1848; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. 

McKinstray, J. F.; farmer; 2 m e Fisher's Station. Born in 
H. C. 1851. Dem. 



Newfarmer, Henry ; laborer ; 5 m n Fortville. Born in France 
1848; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Nichleson, Young; farmer; 4}^ m n w Fortville. Born in N. C. 
[836; settled in H. C. 1855. 



406 HAMILTON COUNTV. 



North, James ; farmer; 4 m n Germantown. Born in Ind. 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1872. Dcm. Protestant. 

Neill, David; farmer; 2 m e New Britton. Born in Ohio 1829; 
settled in H. C. 1869. Rep. Methodist. 

Olford, Allison ; farmer : 3 m e New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1S54; settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Prote.stant. 

Olford, Winfield ; farmer ; 2 m e New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1851 : settled in H. C. 1867. Rep. Protestant. 

Olvey, John ; farmer ; 2 m e New Britton. Born in N. C. 1815. 
Dem. 

Ogle, John ; farmer and carpenter; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in 
H. C. 1825. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Olvey. W. H.; farmer; i| m n w Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
H. C. 1843. Dem. Protestant. 

Partlow, John ; farmer ; 3 m n e New Britton. Rep. 

Patterson, Levi ; farmer ; 2 m n w Fortville. Born in Ohio 
1833; .settled in H. C. 1855. Rep. Protestant. 

POOLE, ROBERT; f^irmer; i m w Fortville. Born in Md. 
1805 ; settled in H. C. 1862 Rep. Methodist. 

Poole, F. R.; farmer; i m w Fortville. Born in Ohio 1848; 
settled in H. C. 1866. Rep. Methodi.st. 

Pilkenton, J. ¥.; farmer; i m w Fortville. Born in N. C. 1825; 
settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Methodist. 

Poole, George ; farmer ; 3 m n McCordsville. Born in Pa. 
1827; settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Methodist. 

PALMER, JOSEPH ; sheep-shearer; 3ms Clarksville. Born 
in Pa. 1813; settled in H. C. 1847. Rep. Christian. 

J*attcrson, Samuel; farmer and trader. Born in Ohio 1825; 
settled' in H. C. 1852. Rep. Methodist. 

Ringer, D. R.; farmer; i| m n w New Britton. Born in Ind. 
1847; settled in H. C. i860. Rep. United Brethren. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 4^7 



Redwine, H. C; farmer; 3 m e New Britton. Born in H. C. 

1 84 1 . Dem . Protestant. 
Redwine, David ; farmer; ij m e New Britton. Born in Va. 

1808; settled in H. C. 1829. Dem. Christian. 

Richards, M. D.; farmer; i* m e Fall Geek P. O. Born in 
Ind. 1853; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. Protestant. 

Richards, J. W.; farmer; 2 m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in Va. 
1817; settled in H. C. 1874. Dem. Presbyterian. 

Rhodes, P.- farmer; New Britton. Born in H. C. 1847. Rep. 
United Brethren. 

Sherman. A. D.; farmer ; 2 m w Fortville. Born in Mass. 1809; 

settled in H. C. 1834. Rep. U. Brethren. 
Sherman, Josephus : farmer ; 2 m w Fortville. Born in H. C. 

1842. Rep. 
Snyder, A.; merchant; Fall Creek P. O. Born in Pa. 1834; 

settled in H. C. 1871. Dem. U. Brethren. 
Socks, J. H.; farmer ; 4 m s e New Britton. Born in Md. 1836; 

settled in H. C. 1856. Dem. Protestant. 

Socks, Daniel ; laborer ; 4 m s e New Britton. Born in Md. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1866. Dem. Protestant. 

Stewart, A.; farmer; 3 m n w Fortville. Bo.in in Ind. 1837 5 
settled in H. C. 1868. Rep. Protestant. 

Sperry, George ; miller ; 2| m n w Fortville. Born in Germany 

183 1 ; settled in H. C. 1864. Methodist. 
Shafer, George ; farmer and blacksmith ; 2| m w Fall Creek P. 

O. Born in 1824. Dem. 
Scott, J. A.; farmer; 6 m s e Noblesville. Born in Ohio 1826; 

settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. R. Baptist. 
Stover, A. S.; farmer ; 41^ m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 185 i; 

settled in H. C. 1873. Methodist. 
Sowders, James; farmer; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 

1846. Rep. Protestant. 



408 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Sowders, Win. H.; farmer; 32 m n w Fortvillc. Born in H C. 
1 844. Rep. Protestant. 

Sowders, Michael ; retired farmer ; 3I m n vv Fortville. Born in 
Pa. 18 1 2; settled in H. C. 1835. Rep. Christian. 

Stevens, J.; farmer; Olio. Born in H. C. 1839. Rcp* fr^^t. 

Shaffer, Peter; farmer; i m e Fisher's Station. Born in Pa. 
1837; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. 

Shafer, Mathias ; farmer; i^ m n w Fortville. Born in Va. 
1800; settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Methodist. 

Seymour, Moses; farmer; Fisher's Station. Born in Ohio 1841; 
settled in H. C. 1857. Rep. Protestant. 

Thurber, N. C; boot and shoemaker ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born 
in Ind. 1836; settled in H. C. 1862. Dem. 

Tritti, James ; farmer ; i m n I-^all Creek P. O. Born in Ohio 
1839; settled in H. C. 1864. Dem. 

TOBIN, PATRICK ; farmer ; | m w Fortville. Born in Ireland 
1846; settled in H. C. 1863. Dem. Catholic. 

Torrence, Samuel ; farmer ; i 5^ m n w Fortville. Born in H. 
C. 1837. Dem. Protestant. 

Varner, D. G.; hired man ; 4?. m s e New Britton. Born in N. 
C. 1831; settled in H. C. 1869. Dem. Methodist. 

Vail, John; miller; 4^ m n McCordsville. Born in Ohio 1847; 
settled in H. C. 1865. Rep. U. Brethren. 

VAIL, JAMES ; farmer ; 2 m n Fall Creek P. O. Born in 
Ohio 1806; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Methodist. 

Vanzant, Frank ; miller ; 2I m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 
1854; settled in H. C. 1871. Rep. Protestant. 

Virgin, T. ; farmer; 2^ m w Fortville. Born in Iowa 1855 ; 
settled in H. C. 1858. 

Virgin, Newton; farmer; i ni n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
185 1. Rep. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 4O9 

Vanzant, Tillman ; farmer ; i m n w Fortville, Born in H. C. 
1843. Dem. 

Vanmeter, C. ; farmer; i m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1856; 
settled in H. C. 1873. 

Weaver, Jacob ; farmer ; 4^^ m e New Britton. Born in Va.- 
1799; settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. Protestant. 

Weaver, G. S.; farmer; 4I m s e Britton. Born in Ohio 1827; 
settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. R. Baptist. 

Wallace, G. W.; bootmaker; i m w Fortville. Born in Ind. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1873. 

Wait, J. A.; farmer; 2 m w Fall Creek P. O. Born in Ind. 
1844; settled in H. C. 1873. Dem. 

WALL, J. K. ; farmer and tailor ; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born 
in Ohio 1812; settled in H. C. 1824. Rep. Christian. 

Wall, C. C; farmer; 4 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. C. 1850. 
Rep. 

Whelchel, Abraham ; farmer; 6 m s e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1836, Baptist. 

Whelchel, Abraham; farmer; 5 m e Noblesville. Born in H. 
C. 1839. R^P- Baptist. 

Whelchel, T. H.; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1848; settled in H. C. 1868. Dem. Protestant. 

Whelchel, Ezra ; farmer ; 7 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1819; settled in H. C. 1833. Dem. 

Whelchel, Isaiah ; farmer ; 6 m e Noblesville. Born in Ind. 
1816; settled in H. C. 1834. Dem. Baptist. 

Whelchel, William M.; farmer; 6 m e Noblesville. Born in 
H. C. 1853. Dem. 

Wright, J. M.; blacksmith; Olio. Born in Va. 1844; settled 
in H. C. 1865. Rep. Methodist. 

Waterman, Abraham ; farmer ; 5 m n w F*ortville. Born in 
Ohio 1806; settled in H. C. 1824. Rep. R. Baptist. 



410 HAMILTON COUNTY. 



Waterman, Wm.; farmer; 4}^ m n w Fortville. Born in H.C. 
1847. Rep- Protestant. 

W'helchel, A. J.; farmer; 5 mnw Fortville. Born in Miss. 
1839; settled in H. C. 1850. Rep. U. Brethren. 

Wood, J. P.; farmer; 4 m e New Britton. Born in N. C. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1843. R. Baptist. 

Weaver, J. F. ; farmer; 4m s e New Britton. Born in Ohio 
1838; -settled in H. C. 1852. Dem. R. Baptist. 

Wiseman, J. W. ; farmer; 2 m e New Britton. Born in H. C. 
1837. Dem. Protestant. 

Weaver, Peter ; farmer ; ^ m s e New Britton. Born in Pa. 
1833; settled in H. C. 1837. Dem. Protestant. 

WYANT, BENJAMIN ; farmer and carpenter ; 7 m s e Nobles- 
ville. Born in Pa. 1835; settled in H. C. 1856. Rep. 
United Brethren. 

Whetsel, E. J.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1837 ; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Dem. Protestant, 

Wetsel, Z. D.; farmer; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in Pa. 18 10; 
settled in H. C. 1858. Rep. Presbyterian. 

Wade, Daniel ; carpenter ; 5 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 
1853; settled in H. C. 1864. Rep. Christian. 

Wetsel, T. H.; farmer; 5mn Fortville. Born in Ind. 1822; 
settled in H. C. 1851. Dem. Protestant. 

Whelchel, WilHam H.; farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in H. 
C. 1848. Dem. R. Baptist. 

Whelchel, W. R. ; farmer; 3 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1847. Rep. 

Whelchel, Davis ; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Tenn. 
1809; settled in H. C. 1843. Scattering. R. Baptist. 

Young, James; farmer; 6 m n w Fortville. Born in H. C. 
1853. Dem. 

York, W. G.; carpenter; Olio. Born in Ind. 1843; settled in 
H. C. 1 85 I. Rep. U. Brethren. 



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Yaryen, L. R.; farmer ; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in H.C. 1852. 

Rep. Protestant. 
Yaryen, S.; Farmer; 4 m n w Fortville. Born in Ind. 1856; 

settled in H. C. 1863. Rep. Protestant. 
York, N.; farmer; i m w Fortville. Born in H. C. 1852. Rep. 



FAUT & KROPF, 

(Commission JvIeRCHAnts, 

AND DEALERS IN 

■GRAIN, FLOUR, FEED, SEED, AND BALED HAY. 

Also, Carbonated Soda Ash and Sal-Soda. 

No. 29 South Meridian St., INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 

NURSERYMAN & FLORIST, 

Comer South St. and Canal, 2 squares west of Union Depot. 

A FULL STOCK OF 

Green House and Bedding Plants, 

Roses, Cut Flowers, Vegetable Plants, Fruit Trees, Vines, Etc. 
Rustic Work done to order. Visit his Garden. 



CLINE & xMcHAFFIE, 

Publishers and proprietors of The People^ s Gmde, can give em- 
ployment to a few good, responsible agents. They will also 
let territory on reasonable terms. Address, 

CLINE & McHAFFIE, 

Clayton, Hendricks Co., Ind. 

DR. C. T. LAWRENCE, 

Who has just finished this work for Hamilton county, wishes a 
few good agents to canvass in other counties of the State of In- 
diana, for which he will pay a liberal commission. 
Address, 

DR. C. T. LAWRENCE, 

Clayioji, Ind. 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 
O 

Declaration of Independence 

Constitution of the United States 

Constitution of Indiana 

54 
Emancipation Proclamation 

Political Platforms 

85 
Baxter Liquor Law 

93 
Geoloeical I tems 

^. ., . 104 

Piiilosophy 

Sketches of Astronomy 

Pay of Government Officers 

„ ,. . 115 

Rehaious 

. • 117 

Population of States and Territories ^^' 

117 
Population of Principal Cities 

118 
Male Inhabitants 

1 1Q 
Vote of Each vState 

1 90 
Population of Indiana by Counties 

191 
Population of Indiana Towns ^-^ 

125 
Sal)bath Schools 

.. 127 
Recipes 

Hamilton County History 

1 48 
Noblesville Township 

194 
Jacltson Township 

941 
Washini;ton Township " 

■'87 
Adams Township 

390 
White River Township " 

342 
Clay Township 

.p , . 360 

Delaware lownship 

377 
Wayne Township 

392 
Fall Cieek Township 



do^ 



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