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Meigs County Telegraph March 29, 1866
FARM FOR SALE The undersigned offers his farm for sale, lying in Meigs county, Letart township, Ohio, containing 98 acres well improved, well watered, good orchard of grafted fruit with a variety of small fruits, good house and barn, with good out buildings and cellar, only 3/4 of a mile from a church and school house, a county road running through the premises, only 1/2 mile from the river, in a fine settlement. My reason for selling is my health having failed and not likely to recover, I shall have to follow a lighter business. For particulars inquire at this office or to the subscriber at Syracuse Ohio. E. SAYRE The following is a synopsis of action in state cases before the Court of Common Pleas for Meigs Co., at the February term 1866: Isaac Cort, assault, fined $5.00 and costs. Jno. Epple, violating the liquor law; not guilty. Joseph, Daniel W., and Jonathan D. Brickles, riot, not guilty. Wm. Radford, assault and battery, fined $25.00 and costs. Charles Doss, grand larceny, imprisonment, three years. Robert Hickman, burglary, penitentiary, five years. Malon Guess, assault and battery $10.00 and costs. Jonathan Moore, attachment for contempt, $10.00 and costs. Mary Broderick, manslaughter, verdict guilty of manslaughter, and not guilty of murder in the 2d degree, continued on motion for a new trial. Wm. Criss, challenging to fight a duel, placed under bonds of $500.00. Wm. Griffin, horse stealing, penitentiary five years and costs. Edward St. Clair, grand larceny, penitentiary five years and costs. Wm. Palmer, David Palmer and Victor Jones, plead guilty of petty larceny, fined $5.00 each and costs, and thirty days each at hard labor in jail. James A. Pullins, arson, verdict not guilty, and nolles as to John and Morgan Pullins. The following persons were found guilty of violating the liquor law, and fined. Jacob Fultz, $30.00 and costs, and imprisonment twenty days. William Stansbury, $5.00 and costs. Elias Lowery, $1.00 and costs. David R. Thomas, $20.00 and costs. George White, $5.00 and costs. Oren Wogin, $5.00 and costs. Jacob Quillen, $10.00 and costs. Thomas Wilcoxen, $5.00 and costs. Joseph Fultz, three cases, $10.00 and costs for each case. James Parks, three cases, $10.00 and costs for each case. Wm. Parks, three cases, $10.00 and costs for each case. Rickoby Knight, three cases, $10.00 and costs for each case. Jacob Fultz, three cases, $10.00 and costs for each case. The indictments against the following persons were continued: John Lockwood, homicide. David H. Moore, stabbing with intent to wound. Robert H. Gilbert, shooting with intent to kill. Lewis Ruffcorn, arson. Robert N. Hysell, breaking open a house in the night season to commit personal violence, motion for a new trial. Steven Smith, maiming. James E. Brown, assault and battery. James E. Brown, assault with intent to kill. Jno. Gloeckner, assault with intent to kill. Thornton Myers, seduction. Henry Knapp, horse stealing. Henry Hall, assault and battery. Tunis Middleswart, assault and battery. Robert Miller and David Miller, breaking and entering Mansion House to commit personal violence. Robert Miller and Wm. H. Hobbs, assault with intent to kill. Besides a large number of minor cases. [Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley]
Meigs County Telegraph May 10, 1866
DIVORCE NOTICE Ira BARNS, plaintiff, vs. Elizabeth BARNS defendant. Court of Common Pleas, Meigs county Ohio. The said Elizabeth Barnes of Breman in the state of Missouri, will take notice that said Ira Barns did, on the 24th day of March, A.D. 1866 file his petition in the clerk's office of the Court of Common Pleas, within and for said county of Meigs, charging the said Elizabeth Barns with adultery with one Robert McKAIN, and asking that he may be divorced from the said defendant, which petition will stand for hearing a the next term of said Court. IRA BARNS By CARTWRIGHT & MYERS, his att'y. Dated this 4th day of April, A.D. 1866 DIVORCE NOTICE Court of Common Pleas, Meigs C., Ohio. Henry RUNNION, plff., vs. Lucinda RUNNION, defendant. LUCINDA Runnion of Jackson county, in the state of West Virginia, is notified that Henry Runnion did, on the 9th day of April, A.D. 1866, file his petition in the Court of Common Pleas with and for the county of Meigs and state of Ohio, charging her willful absence from said Henry Runnion for more than three years last past without any cause or justification therefor, on the part of said plaintiff, and asking that he may be divorced from the said Lucinda Runnion, which petition will stand for hearing at the next term of said Court. HENRY RUNNION By LEWIS PAINE, his attorney. Dated April 9th, 1866 NOTICE Syntha Ann HENRY is notified that on the 10th day of April there was filed in the clerk's office of the court of Common Pleas for Meigs Co., O., a petition praying said court that Jacob HENRY may be divorced from the said Syntha Ann Henry, and assigning for same that the said Syntha Ann abandoned the said Jacob and has since married to one Michael OLIVER. Said cause stands for hearing at the next term of said court. JACOB HENRY N.& G. SIMPSON, atty's for pl'ff April 10, 1866 THE STATE OF OHIO, Meigs County, SS. PROBATE COURT NOTICE is hereby given that the following accounts have been filed in said court, and that the same are set for hearing and settlement on the 21st day of May A.D. 1866 at 10 o'clock forenoon to wit: The final account of Wm V. LASHER, administrator of John SUTTEY's estate. The first account of Moses RUTHERFORD, administrator of Elisha S. SISSON's estate. The final account of H.S. LAWRENCE, administrator of Jane Kinneman's estate. The first account of R.N. HYSELL, executor and Mary HYSELL executrix, of Robert HYSELL's will. The first account of Henry HARPOLD, administrator of Michael BEUTZ' estate. The final account of Tho's PARKER, executor of Hiram PARKER's will. The final account of John H. PARKER, administrator of Ezekial WORTHIN's estate. The final account of George EISELSTEIN administrator of Wm. LEPPERT's estate, and The first account of John P. MARTIN, administrator of Runnion DeCAMP's estate. W.H. Lasley, Judge May 3d, 1866 NOTICE The undersigned will sell at public auction, at the door of the post office in Pageville, Meigs county, OHIO, on the 12th day of May, 1866, the following claims belonging to the estate of Samuel D. CHALFAN, deceased, vis: Note of hand made by Allen C. TRIGG, one note of hand by MURDOCK and NYE, one note of hand made by Joseph BERKLEY, and one note of hand made by William SEARLE. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, a.m. Terms cash. GEO. DOWNING, Adm'r of S. D. Chalfan, dec'd. April 23, 1866 [Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley]
Meigs County Telegraph June 7, 1866
The State of Ohio, PROBATE COURT Meigs County, ss. Notice is hereby given that the following accounts have been filed in said court, and that the same are set for hearing and settlement on the 18th day of June, A.D. 1866, at 10 o'clock forenoon to wit: The first account of Henry HARPOLD, administrator of the estate of Aaron WETZEL, dec'd. The final account of E.T. SPENCER, administrator of the estate of H.P. MILLER; deceased. The first account of I.W. SMITH, administrator, and Jeannette STEVENS, administratix, Geo. W. STEVENS' estate. The final account of James BELL, administrator with the will annexed, of A.W. BOWEN's estate. The final account of Nelson BECKLEY, administrator of John V. BROWN's estate, The first account if I.W. WINTERS, executor of the will of John Wintes, deceased. W.H. LASLEY June 28th, 1866 [Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley]
unknown Meigs County newspaper August, 1866
Remaining in the Postoffice at Pomeroy Ohio August 15, 1866: Billings, Gustavus Bardell, Magdlina Creary, Archibald Crosby, Eliza Fraction, Oscar Fields, James Hussel, Jakob Heseng, T. M. Hayes, Eli Hanning, Phillip Hord, Cabolt Obra, Morgan Robison, Celinda Robinson, Ellen Smith, John D. Smith, R. J. Shonambarger, Garhart Turnor, Mollie Woodel, Emma Willcox, Laura Welder, C. H. Branch, P. M. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]
Pomeroy Telegraph September 20, 1866
The steamer Allena May, Capt. Sam'l HAMILTON running between Gallipolis and Guyandotte, exploded her boiler at 11 a.m. Saturday, near the head of Raccoon Island, four miles below Gallipolis. The steamer Nora being near, rendered assistance and brought part of the injured to Gallipolis. The following is the list of injured, as far as ascertained: Capt. Sam'l Hamilton, thigh broken; J. OVERALL, mate, badly scalded; Robert HAMILTON, watchman, slightly scalded; J.M. WARLEY, deck hand, killed; Amos HUBBARD, fireman, killed; William WOODS, ba(r)?-keeper, slightly injured; Ben HUMPHREYS, steward, slightly injured; Downing WALDY, clerk, cut and scalded; John OLIVER, engineer, slightly injured; John HAMILTON, striker, slightly injured John SHEPHERD, passenger, of Gallipolis, killed; Gideon LOCKE, of Mercer, Va., scalded and scalp injured, not fatal; Alfred FLOWERS, passenger of Guyandotte, badly injured; Dr. HANNAN, of Swan Creek, slightly injured. The Allena May was owned by Captain Jonathan HAMILTON of Gallipolis. [Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley]
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