Meigs County News For The Year 1883

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Meigs County Telegraph January 17, 1883
The wife of Peter Klein, who resides near the coal bank on Union Avenue, died last Thursday morning, after an illness of about two months. She was fifty-one years old. Her remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery last Saturday.

Meigs County Telegraph January 31, 1883
NO CAUSE FOR ALARM- The white pantryman of the Fleetwood, who has been sick for a few days while the boat was lying up at Point Pleasant, was taken off the boat here last Sunday night and removed to the Pest House, the crew being under the apprehension that he had the smallpox. Dr. Hysell, informs us however that it turns out to be a case of the measles. The Doctor is attending to him, and the Big Sandy Packet Company foots the bill. The patient has so far recovered that he expects to resume his duties on the boat tomorrow. His name is Michael Schortel. UPSET- Last Saturday evening, Mr. D. T. Edwards, of the firm of Edwards & Bro., and Rev. E. S. Jones, were driving along Condor street, in the vicinity of the rolling mill, when they run over a large pile of ashes, which upset the buggy and spilled both of them into the mud. Each received slight injuries, but it might have resulted more seriously had not the horse stopped as soon as the buggy tipped over. It is an outrage that persons are allowed to throw their ashes into the streets. We are informed that on the street mentioned there are several piles of ashes two feet high, making it dangerous for persons having occasion to drive through that street after dark. The Street Commissioner should see to it these ashes are removed. There is a city ordinance prohibiting the throwing of ashes on the street. POISONED- On Monday, Miss Amanda Vance, aged 20, daughter of Wm. Vance, of the First Ward, was accidently poisoned by mistakened jimson for bone-set. Miss Vance had been washing during the day and in the evening was suffering with a cold. Her mother recommended her to make some bone-set tea, and told the young lady that she could find the old-time reliable herb in a closet in a certain room. Miss Amanda proceeded to the closet as directed, getting the package of what she thought contained bone-set, made the tea and drank it. She was taken suddenly sick, which alarmed the folks and they sent for a physician. Dr. Rehm arrived, and after noting her symptoms, informed her that she had taken poison of some kind. He then administered an antidote, and at last accounts the young lady was improving. Her folks on examination found that she had made a mistake, taking a package containing jimson instead of the one that had bone-set. D. L. GEYER, of the Pomeroy Flour Mill, yesterday shipped 260 barrels of flour to points on the Kanawha River. TOM SURTEES Break Into a Saloon and Assaults the Proprietor Adam Schneider, who keeps a saloon near the depot, had Tom Surtees, Evan Price, and William Price, of the Fourth Ward, before Squire Bradfield Monday on a charge of assault with intent to kill, last Saturday night between 11 and 12 o clock. Schneider says that after he had closed up his saloon and gone to sleep these parties broke into the saloon through a back door, with the aid of a hatchet and poker, helped themselves to beer, and when he was awakened and was getting up Surtees struck him on the head with a fence picket, knocking him down and cutting a long and deep gash on his forehead, and rendering senseless. Schneider intimates that after he was hit the subsequent proceedings interested him no more. Frank Miller, who was also sleeping in the saloon, and was aroused when Schneider was knocked over, was made the target for a heavy stone, which missed him however and demolished the green screen which stands before the front door. Lawrie Gloeckner, a neighbor, who heard the racket and went to see what was the matter, testified that he recognized Tom Surtees and one of the Price boys. After they had departed Gloeckner says he peeped over the fence to see where they had gone, and was struck on the head for his pains by a hatchet, which he says was in the hands of Surtees. The latter then ran down the road. On the trial the defendants tried to prove an alibi, but the Justice sent Surtees to jail to await Court, and discharged the Prices, as there was no evidence that the latter had committed the assault. But a charge of house-breaking may yet be brought against the Prices. Surtees doesn't bear an enviable character. He has figured in rows heretofore. IMPROVED HARROW- The Scientific American in its issue of January 27, has the following in reference to the improved harrow recently patented by Mr. A. O. Stiveson, of this city: Mr. Anthony O. Stiveson, of Pomeroy, O., has patented an improved harrow. The invention consists of a V-shaped harrow divided in half and so arranged on hinges that in case of an obstructing stone or stump, &c., one-half may be raised, thereby avoiding the necessity of moving the harrow out of its line of work. Likewise the harrow teeth are so arranged, that they may be turned half away round from time to time to sharpen by wear, and furthermore between the parallel bars of each side of the harrow are arranged three tooth rollers at right angles to said bars, set obliquely to line of the draught of the harrow, which latter are self-sharpening by the effect of their double action. BIRTHS- In Chester Township, Jan. 22d, to Mr. And Mrs. Arthur E. Hecox, a son. A. P. ASHWORTH, of Rock Spring, accidentally got the tine of his pitch fork run through his hand last Saturday morning. B. BARE shipped a car load of cattle to Philadelphia Monday. SMITH'S SENTENCE- A dispatch from Washington, Indiana, to the Cincinnati Enquirer, last Wednesday, gives the following bit of information which is of interest here: James B. Smith, an absconding and adulterous Justice of the Peace, who was arrested at Pomeroy, Ohio last December and brought back to this city on a charge of embezzlement, was found guilty in the Circuit Court today and sentenced to State's Prison for one year. Since Smith left Pomeroy in December, his wife got a divorce from him, Mr. Gregory got a divorce from his wife who was here with Smith, and Smith and Mrs. Gregory got married. Now the two loving hearts are to be separated while Smith does the State some service in the Penitentiary. ASSAULTED- Bill Terrill, a notorious character of the First Ward, last Friday proceeded to fill up his old carcass with the meanest kind of whisky. He then went to his home, out on Kerr s Run, and amused himself by abusing members of his family. Tired of this the brutal chap finally set upon his father-in-law, Chas. Williamson, aged 76 years, and beat him in a most shameful manner, then threw him out of the house. Whipping is considered a barbarous mode of punishment and has long since been abandoned in most of the States, but we think a whipping post ought to be erected for such men as Bill Terrill. THE GREATEST EFFORT OF HIS LIFE- Last September Steve Smith, of Chester Township, bought a Texas pony from John McClure, of this city, agreeing to $80 for it. Mr. Smith had the pony but three weeks when from some cause it died, and he thereupon refused to pay a balance of $30 that he still owed on the purchase, alleging as a reason that the pony was diseased when he bought it. McClure brought suit to recover the balance money from Smith. Last Friday the case was tried before Squire David Bailey, of Chester Township, and a jury, resulting in a verdict for McClure. Barrister J. V. Smith, of this city, appeared as counsel for the plaintiff, and Squire Wm. Johnson, of Chester, for the defendant. It is said that friend Smith, in his speech before the jury, acquitted himself with great credit, and it is rumored that he told a number of his friends that this speech was the greatest effort of his life. Joe spoke for four hours and got mad because his friends suggested he had better quit, as they wanted to get home that day. WILLIAM BUNCH, of whom we spoke last week as having been found guilty of robbing a Postoffice in West Virginia, has been sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment in the Buffalo (N.Y.) Penitentiary by Judge Jackson, at Parkersburg. MESSRS. W. A. Race, W. W. Merrick, and U. Hoyt left last Saturday afternoon for Athens to testify in the Dilcher case. They returned Monday. MISS ELLA GEYER has returned from a three weeks visit to Ironton. MAJOR F. C. RUSSELL returned Saturday from his trip to Boseman, Montana. While absent he enjoyed the novelty of experiencing some weather 46 degrees below zero, and he found it a rather uncomfortable sort of weather. A THIEF invaded Remington's smokehouse the other night and got away with a ham. A. W. VORHES left Monday morning on a business trip to Toledo. The family of Deputy Sheriff Hayman are down with the measles. Transcribed by Homer Thiel.

Meigs County Telegraph May, 1883
A youth named George SMITH living on Second Street between Linn and Sycamore got full of beer last Saturday night and feeling belligerent went to the house occupied by BERNS the Remington House porter and wife, kicked in the lower panel of the door, and smashed in a window with a club. On Monday Squire BRADFIELD put a warrant in the hands of Constable SCOTT directing him to bring Smith's body before Court for judgment; but neither SMITH nor his remains were to be found. ============================================ Mrs. J. H. BYBBEE, (COWIE) of Charleston, is here to attend the wedding of her sister this evening. ============================================ Last Saturday, Squire L.H. Lee married Mr. Lester Cottrill and Flora Radcliff. ============================================ A.W. VORHES left yesterday morning on a business trip to Columbus and Cincinnati. ============================================ Miss Anna CROSBIE, of Ashland, KY., is visiting relatives in this city. ============================================ R.D. Rawling, W.P. Mercer and W. B. Midfiff, of Bedford, have taken a contract for putting in new abutments and repairing the old bridge across Sand Creek, near Ravenswood, W. Va., for which they will receive $1,850. ============================================ The Ashland (KY) Independent says that on April 18th a boy was born to Wendel MEINHART and wife. ============================================ Mrs. H. L. KOHLER, of Ravenswood, W.Va. who has been here on a visit, returned home Friday. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]

Unknown newspaper, Meigs County, Ohio May 2, 1883
Hemlock Grove Urias Nelson has improved the looks of his lot by putting up a near fence in front of it. William Mercer, R D Rawlings and EB Midkiff have taken quite a job of stone work at Ravenswood, WV. It is repairing a bridge. Miss Lydia Clark will give a birthday party on Monday April 30. Everybody is invited. As Miss Clark has been deprived by sickness of the privilege of going much into society it is to be hoped there will be a good turnout. Eli Nelson died at his residence on the 17th inst. and was buried on the 19th. He leaves five children, three of whom are married. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev Moses Will. The Board of Education of Bedford Township at its regular Spring session levied for tuition 800. and for school house and contingent 1,000. We wonder how the Bedford correspondent found out that the Democratic majorities were greatly reduced this Spring? If we can count the majorities on the township ticket were barely all increased. Perhaps he is correct about the Justice of the Peace. E. T. Cowen closed a very successful term of school at Millersburg on the 14th inst. winding up with an exhibition in the evening. Summer school in this township are about all taken. The wages running from 15 to 25 per month. There are five school houses in this township to have new roofs this summer. Ellen Cook has purchased a farm in Olive Township and has moved on to it. She intends to make a business of raising turkeys for market. (Transcribed by Kay Williams)

Meigs Co. Telegraph May 2, 1883
Death of an old citizen -- Mr. George L. Feiger, an old and respected German citizen of this county, father of Mr. E. F. Feiger, of this city, died last Thursday evening, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Bergshecker, in the Nease Settlement, at the age of 84 years. The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany and emigrated to this country in 1831, settling in Penn.; he afterward moved to Meigs County where he has resided over 30 years. He raised a family of 11 children, 6 of whom are still living. The wife of the deceased died about 3 months ago. His burial was held Saturday afternoon. [Transcribed by Joel Hartley]

Villisca Review (Montgomery Co., Iowa) May 31, 1883
"-DIED:- At his home, near Sciola" Thursday May 24th, of erysipelas, Mr. Isaac Conner, aged 72 years. Uncle Isaac Connor was born in Ohio, in the month of November 1810. There he spent the earlier part of his life and there married. Enthused with the spirit of western emigration, he started, in the year 1853, for western Iowa, then an unsettled wilderness. He began his pioneer life on the exact spot where he died, leading a comfortable, home-like life for 30 years. Although of a rather retired disposition, still he took a great interest in politics, being a warm supporter of the Anti-Monopoly creed. He was held in the highest regard by all neighbors and friends, and was considered an example of upright and honest integrity. With his death Montgomery County loses one of its oldest landmarks, one of its best farmers, and one of its truest hearted citizens. Peace to his ashes." [Transcribed by Wm. David Guiel, 3rd great-grandson]

Meigs Co. Telegraph August 8, 1883
RUTLAND Flora RUTHERFORD, from Salem, is here visiting her sister and young play and schoolmates....Wes MUSSER, from W. Va. was among friends here last week. He took his family, who had preceded him here, back home..... F.M. CHASE and family, of Columbus, were intending to make Rutland relatives and friends a visit this month, but Mrs. CHASE'S ill health, which has compelled her to resort to the magnetic springs near Delaware, Ohio has required them, much to their regret, to postpone indefinitely said visit.... F.A. McKNIGHT and wife, of Salem, were among relatives here last week. Calvin EDMUNDSON and young wife were along, too, to exhibit their infant to its great grandmother..... All species of snakes are oviperous -- i.e. lay eggs from which their young are hatched. It is not generally known that in case of alarm the parent snake sounds the warning and then opens her mount when all the young ones dart down her throat entering a pouch where they are infrequently found, as has been stated by several papers of late. We simply state this fact to correct the erroneous notion entertained by many that they are born alive... S.I. BOWMAN is back in Rutland working in Wm. RIGHTMIRE'S wagon shop.....The little boy's great delight just now is to fly his kite, and as there are numerous wrecked kites suspended from the telephone wires and trees, it is evident the juvenile's patience is being well tried..... Young H.N. WEBB of Middleport, has been spending a few day among his cousin here. Judge BRADUBRY seems to think a good deal of his farm and stock here as he comes up more frequently than formerly..... J.Q. CAMP lost a yearling colt last week from tetanus..... The Democratic party being so far in the minority here, and almost with any leader, there is no disturbance in their ranks as there is in Racine -- in fact, the party here scarcely breathes..... Married, last Sunday evening, Mr. Wm. ATKINSON and Miss Vina NORTON of this place..... J. M. MILLER in last week's Republican, gave a very good, patriotic record of the MILLER family, which he claims sent seven into the Union army, including the father. Rutland goes one better, the ROMINE family, all brother Viz; Ozias, James, Daniel, Harrison, Jefferson, Thaddeus, George and David, the first five in Co. H 36's OVI. Colonel Wilson's; the sixth in 2d Va Cavalry, and the latter two in the 140th O.V.I. Harrison died in Camp Parole, in Maryland, after being paroled from Andersonville, where he was being cared for by a sister who went there for the purpose. Ozias came home during the war and died. David and Jefferson died from disability since the war..... Mrs Simms, the mother of the late Mrs. S.H. BARRETT, who is making her home at her daughter's Mrs. HOOPER is said to be very low with dropsy..... SALEM A.L. HALLIDAY is putting an addition to his barn, which will make it one of the largest and most convenient buildings of the kind in the township.....Hib HILL and Geo. E. MCKNIGHT have taken up the butcher business and are supplying our people regularly with fresh beef at fair prices..... As far as known W.B. PHILLIPS, the Rutland Pension Attorney, gathered upward of $800 in Salem before his sudden departure..... Jas. Thompson's youngest son has been quite ill and under the care of Dr. J.W. CLINE, of Salem Center, for several day pats..... Jasper CORNS had two fingers badly gashed by the band cutter, Charlie CURRY, while feeding a threshing machine one day last week..... Elmer MORTON has traded a hundred dollar horse for an interest in the picture tent an artist outfit of Oliver WHITE, located at Wilesville.... Will GORSLENE, who has been clerking in Cline and Miller's store at Wilesville, has resigned his position and removed from that place to Gallipolis..... Fremont F. VALE is to take charge of the academy at Wilesville, the fall term of which opens sometime in September..... A harvest ball is announced for M.C. SMITH'S farm Friday evening, Aug 10, with J.F. BOWLES as floor manager and master of ceremonies.... In the baseball contest at Salem Center last Saturday between the Polka Dots' second nine and the Vinton club, the score stood 20 to 44 in favor of Vinton......Elza STRONG, formerly of Salem, now a resident Madison county and a student of the National Normal University at Lebanon, is in Salem, spending his vacation.....The fall trade in hounds promises to be a brisk one as the market has already been opened by Lewis VONSCHRILTZ trading his "Irish Yelper" to Nick MISENER for an eleven dollar revolver.......A.H. DENNIS, one of our Constables, seems to be continually getting hurt in some manner. One day last week he had his hand caught in the crack of the oil well engine and severely injured.... We have found another snake story which surpasses in some respect that of last week. Sometime ago a gentleman of Salem killed a garter snake of unusual size, which on being opened was found to contain thirty-nine small blacksnakes from 6 - 12 inches in length. Salem may fall a short distance behind in some few things, but in snake stories she will try to keep even with Vinton county. PORTLAND A new stack was put up at the mill in place of the one blown down by the storm a couple of weeks since......Mr. HAAG, who has been grinding at the Portland Mill, left for home yesterday (Sunday)..... Fin BELL is going to teach a term of school at the Middleswart school house, commencing the first Monday in September..... Mrs. BROWNING who has been visiting in the West, returned Friday night..... Sam. PRICE, of the steamer Clifton, spent a day or two at home last week......RICHARDS and JIVIDEN loaded a barge of oak lumber for the Pittsburgh market..... Some wheat has been threshed and yielded more that was expected..... Crops look well but need rain.... Born to J. M. BENNETT and wife a daughter..... L. BRAMBLE is at Aberdeen delivering a load of tan bark...... Mrs. Sarah CARIENS, b. Mason City, is visiting at her Father's..... Mrs. B. F. RHODES died of consumption last Thurday night. Charlie HENDERSON says he will not row in a skiff to see his girl again. Transcribed by Connie Schumaker

Meigs Co. Telegraph Oct 10, 1883
Mrs. Stephen Church, an excellent old lady who resided near the old Fair Ground on Thomas Fork, died last Thursday night of paralysis, one-half of her body from head to foot being affected. The deceased was 61 years of age, and lived in Salisbury township all her life. She leaves a husband and ten children, all but one of whom were in attendance at the funeral. Mrs. Church has been a member of the M. E. Church since she was seventeen years of age. Her funeral was held Saturday, and was largely attended. Transcribed by Kay Williams

Meigs Co. Telegraph October 31, 1883
Advertising notes: 500 bushels of Hickory Nuts wanted by A. D. Weed. George Rubenstahl calls attention to his recent extensive purchases in the boot and shoe line in this issue of the Telegraph. They can be seen and examined at his store. Latest style Parlor Suits and Lounges at Schriber's, two doors below Opera House. Ladies' dolmans, in diagonal brocaded silk and satin, very rich trimmed with fur or lace, just received at Wolff's New York Clothing House, Pomeroy, Ohio. Hats and Caps - a large stock of the latest styles just received at Rathburn & Sons. ------------------------------------------------------ Bedford Notes Mel Conant and Burt Dean bought 40 high grade ewes from Seldon Creamer in Athens Co at $5.25 per head. A Frost has the contracts to repair the school house at Bearwallow. W. W. Thomson has been at Ceredo visitng his parents. Death of the Founder of Harrisonville Alfred Dunlap was born June 21st, 1798, in Lancaster township, Worcester county, Massachusetts. A short portion of his life was spent in West Virginia and from there he came to Meigs county, Ohio where the most of his active life has been spent. About fifty years ago, he purchased a farm in Scipio township, six acres of which (being the spot where Harrisonville is now situated) he paid for with a gun every part of which he had made himself. At the time of Harrisons candidacy for President he laid out the village and gave it its present name. He also made at that time the first political speech ever made in the neighborhood, in advocacy of Harrison for President. He filled the office of magistrate 27 years. As to his religion, he joined the M. E. Church near Parkersburg in his nineteenth year; was soon afterward made class leader, and afterward licensed exhorter. In this position he rendered very acceptable service. He has been a member of the church for sixty-six years. During all his life he has been a useful and highly respected citizen and member of the church. He has passed, we doubt not, to a happy and joyous reward. He died at the residence of his daughter in Middleport, October 20, 1883. [Transcribed by Kay Williams] Transfers of Real Estate Chester -- F.S. FOX to Boards of Education, 1 acre, $40 Columbia -- G.N. WILSOX to Chas. L. COTTRILL, 75 acres, $1,875: same to David M. SISSON 39 acres, $88: W.E. HYSELL, guardian of Wm. WOODS, to Noah STOUT, 8 acres, $221. Lebanon -- F. M. MAJOR to Mary E. HUTTON, 40 acres, $625.; Sarah R. BENNETT to Edward B. THOMPSON, lot 27, Portland, $35. Letart -- Geo. H. WAGNER to H.C. HAYMAN 87-100 acres, $250. Olive -- Harriet OSBORN to P.A. CHANEY, 10 acres, $200; A. W. SWAN to Amanda JACOBY, 17 acres,$310; S.S. REED to Sophia COWEN, 36 acres, $425; Est. of Gilbert VANHORN to C.C. LANDON, 50 acres, $500; C.C. LANDON to E.T. MILLS, 15 acres, $150; W.W. COLEMAN et al. to H.W. PICKEN< 1571/4 acre, $7500. Orange -- G.W. NICKERSON to James WARNER, 35 acres, $900; same to S. NICKERSON and S. TUTTLE, 62 acres, $1700; Jas. MORRISON to Dow COLE, 381/4 acres, $500. Rutland -- Barlett PAINE to STEWART & HAWK, 80 acres, $2000. Salem -- Ira PAINTER to James LYNCH, 42 acres, $600; Jas. LYNCH to Jasper CORN, 42 acres, $625; Peter LEONARD to W. H. LEONARD 11 3/4 acres $800. Salisbury -- John M. STRIDER to John FOLMER, 60-100 acres, $300; Eliza JOSEPH to J.O. RUSSELL, 1/4 acre, $300. Middleport -- Miner's Joint Stock Co. to Thomas NIXON, lot 18. $300; Milissa CRARY to J.W. & J. TALBOTT, lots 171 and 146 Sheffield, $1625; Mary GRANT to Geo. SPRINGSTON, lot 25, JONES est. $125; J. M. COOK to Sarah E. FLECTCHER, lots 34 and 35, $800; Evan DAVIS to S. S. TUBBS, lot 4, JONES'S add. $960. Pomeroy -- J. and G. SCHWEGMAN to Geo. SCHWEGMAN, lots 296, 295, 294, $205; Magdalena SAUNDER to D.N. ALLARD. lot 189, $500. Scipio --C.S. MONTAGUE to Adaline HUMPHREY, lot 2, Harrisonville, $45; E.T. CUCKLER'S heirs and John Douglass to Eunice Cuckler, 160 acres, $3000. Sutton -- R. N. EASTON to Kenneth MCKENZY 25 1/2 acres, $300; C. M WILLIAMSON to Francis E. POWELL, 32 acres, $2270; Mary J. WILLIAMS to D.H. WILLIAMS, lots 7 and 8, $100; Heirs of Geo BATES to John BLAIR, lot 16, Quillen add., $240. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]

Meigs County Telegraph November 7, 1883
John L. MCMASTERS, Esq., who has just been elected Mayor of Indianapolis, the Hoosier Capital, was visiting friends in the county, last week. The Telegraph congratulates its old subscriber upon his elevation to the dignified and honorable position, and we have no doubt he will extend the hospitalities of the beautiful city over which he is called upon to preside to any Meigs County people who may happen to drop in there. LANGSVILLE Miss Hattie MARTIN has gone to Rio Grande to attend the winter term of school there. A very mean domestic row occurred near the old Braley mill last week, in which the father, mother, son and daughter were concerned. Pearl and Orrilla STEVENS were visiting at Rio Grande the first of the week. Married, October 30, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Lawrence BRALEY to Miss Ella RADFORD, of Athens Co. Born, Nov. 3, to Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Braley, a son. Mr. Emmett LYLE, of Kyger, was with relatives here the first of the week. Miss Loise PADEN has returned to her home at Rio Grande. SALES -- Sumuer MCHAFFIE to John BROWN, three year old colt, $125. Allen to Addison BRALEY, one cow. S.S. HANES to Jas. PHELPS, on span of match horses, $250. Mr. HANES bought the same team two months ago from Mr. PHELPS, for $325. Mr. Harrison BARTON, of Union Ridge, West Virginia is visiting relatives here. A Caboos attached to engine No. 7, was derailed Saturday, the 27th, near Silas ROBINSON's. It passed over 585 ties after leaving the track before it was stopped. Herman SMITH left for Lincoln, Nebraska on the 24th. Married, Oct. 25, Mr. Wm. T. MILLER and Miss Elma A. PIPER. About three feet of dirt is being put in the roads at the crossing along the O.C., which will make them impassible as soon as sufficient rain falls to soak it through. Died, October 26, in the 40th year of her age, Mrs. Lois MARTIN, after a lingering illness of twelve months. She was the daughter of Dr. G. W. MARTIN, of this place. Died, October 30, in the 74th year of his age, after an illness of three days, Mr. Con. PHELPS. His sudden death was caused by a severe attack of ague and typhoid fever. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker] Matrimonial. Mr. George Fowler, son of a prominent farmer of Mason Co, WV, will be married this afternoon to Miss Ella, daughter of the late Thomas Radford. The ceremony will be performed at the residence of the bride's mother, in Salisbury Twp, by Rev. Mr. Eabright, of Syracuse. Immediately after the ceremony the newly married couple will leave on a wedding trip to Cleveland and Buffalo, New York. Word has been received that Charlie Davis, son of Commissioner Sam Davis, of this city, was married to Miss Virginia Hayman, daughter of Spencer Hayman, of Minersville. The ceremony was performed on the evening of Oct 18, at the residence of the bride's sister, at Greenville, Bond Co, Illinois. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]

Meigs County Tribune November 7, 1883
CHESTER PIONEER DEAD. - Oliver R. Walker, born and raised in Chester township, died at his home near Johnson's Ford Saturday morning, in the 72d year of his age. The deceased was a son of Obadiah and Cassandra (Halsey) Walker, and was born May 3, 1817. The father of the deceased came from Washington County to Meigs County in 1804, and was one of the pioneer settlers of Chester township. March 23, 1845, the deceased married Emily S. Weldon, also a resident of that township. Mr. and Mrs. Walker had two daughters, Eva S. and Carrie B. The latter married David L. Geyer, of this city, in 1872, and is now deceased. Eva is living. Mr. Walker and three of his brothers were in the Federal army at the time of the Rebellion. The deceased went out in the 140th Ohio infantry in 1864 and served to the close of the war. The wife and one daughter are all that are left of the family. The funeral of Mr. Walker took place Sunday. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

Meigs Co. Telegraph November 14, 1883
FAST RIDING -- Last Wednesday, Jesse ACKLEY, who hails from Bedford, was arrested for fast riding in the corporation, and Mayor WEIDT fined him $1 and costs, which amounted to $4.70. LICENSES -- George M. BOSWORTH and Mary A. WILCOX; Lewis SAXTON and Ella ROMINE; J.B. GACHES and Mrs. Harriet DEVINNEY. [The paper didn't say but I believe that these are marriage licenses taken out at the courthouse] The Peacock coal bank, yesterday, put out 11,240 bushels of coal, which is something that has not been done for a number of years. Mr. Thomas MIDDLETON is proving himself to be as capable a mining boss as he is a civil engineer. The bank employs 83 miners. A report which gained considerable circulation, to the effect that William BUFFINGTON, of Graham Station, opposite Racine, had died suddenly last week, turns out to be untrue. Said BUFFINGTON was in Pomeroy the day before yesterday, and to all appearances he was alive. DEATH OF AN OLD SETTLER -- Mr. John Eichinger, of Chester Township, died last Thursday and was buried Friday. He was one of the oldest German settlers of the township and was aged 83 years. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]

Meigs Co. Tribune December 12, 1883
The venerable Marcus Bosworth died at his residence in Middleport last Sunday night in the 88th year of his age. He was a man who had been identified with the history of Meigs County almost from its organization and during all the years of his residence here had been an esteemed and honored citizen. Mr. Bosworth was born at Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, January 17th, 1796. He came to Ohio in early manhood and settled at Portsmouth. A few years later he removed to Chester, at that time the county seat of Meigs County, and in 1824 was elected clerk of the county, which position he held until 1848, a period of twenty four years. He was married in Chester, December 11th, 1825 to Miss Larilla Reed, who has been his companion for 68 years, and survives him, although much broken by the infirmities of age. They removed to Pomeroy in 1842, shortly after the location of the county seat at this place, and in 1854 moved to Middleport, which has since been their home, with the exception of a few years spent on Walnut Hills, Cincinnati. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bosworth eight children, of whom three died in infancy, one son died while attending college at Marietta, in 1849, and another son died in the army in 1863. The survivors are Miss Sarah L. who is at home, Rev. Wm.A., a Presbyterian minister located at Independence, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary B. Henderson who resides in Boston, Massachusetts. During all his mature years Mr. Bosworth was an active member of the Presbyterian church and took much interest in the cause of religion and mortality. He was also prominently identified with Free Masonry, having become a member of the first chapter organized in the State. Bosworth Council, R.A.M. of Middleport, was named in his honor. He has served as master in the lodges at Portsmouth, Chester, Pomeroy and Middleport and in all but the first was a charter member. The funeral services were held at 9 o'clock this morning at the Presbyterian church in Middleport, President Isreal W. Andrews, of Marietta College, officiating. The interment which was in charge of the Masonic order of this vicinity, took place at Chester where the other deceased members of his family are buried. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

Meigs Co. Telegraph December? 1883
MARRIED CONROY-- WOODRUFF At the residence of Mr. Geo. WAGNER, near Letart Falls, December 20, 1883 by Rev. Harrison, Mr. Hugh CONROY and Miss Lorena WOODRUFF. Transcribed by Connie Schumaker.

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