BOUNTY CLAIMS - WOLF & FOX
MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA


From: Marshall County Roots and Branches, Vol. 19, No. 3, July, 1998, Judy McCollough, Editor and Compiler

The following names were found on loose papers that were recorded in the Marshall County Clerk's Office during the early years of our county. They are published here because they are among the more obscure records left by our ancestors, and may be the only mention of some of them.


WOLF

Name No. of
Wolves
Amount Date
ABRAMS, Lot 1 $1.50 18 May 1850
see Dwinnell
ABRAMS, Lot 1 $1.50 8 April 1849
ABRAMS, Lot 1 $1.50 2 June 1851
ALLEN, Ira 1 $1.50 3 June 1845
BARR, James 1 $1.50 9 Aug 1850
BOWLES, Thomas N. 7 $10.50 3 May 1851
BROWN, Obadiah 1 $1.50 15 June 1850
BUFFUM, James 4 $6.00 19 May 1845
BURN, John 2 $3.00 2 June 1851
BURNS, John 1 $1.50 3 Oct 1848
BYRD, John 1 $1.50 18 July 1851
CARTER, Henry 1 $1.50 23 May 1849
COIL, John 1 $1.50 6 April 1850
CONNER, Andrew I. 1 $1.50 9 Oct 1849
CONNER, Andrew I. 2 $3.00 10 June 1845
COPELAND, Robert 8 $12.00 3 May 1850
COPELAND, William 8 $12.00 28 May 1849
DWINNELL, Edwin 1 $1.50 18 May 1850
ENGLISH, John 1 $1.50 22 Nov 1850
FINLEY, John 1 $1.50 15 Jan 1849
HARMON, Lewis J. 1 $1.50 14 Nov 1849
HAWKINS, William M. 1 $1.50 8 May 1849
HAWKINS, William W. 2 $3.00 13 May 1850
HEAVEN, William A. 1 $1.50 15 April 1850
HOPKINS, John 1 $1.50 14 Nov 1849
HOPKINS, John 1 $1.50 16 April 1851
HOPKINS, John 1 $1.50 11 June 1845
HUTSON, shelby 6 $9.00 1 March 1850
HUTSON, Shelby 2 $3.00 26 Jan 1850
JACKSON, Stephen 1 $1.50 11 March 1850
JACKSON, Stephen 1 $1.50 10 Nov 1849
JAGER, Thomas 1 $1.50 5 Sept 1848
JOHNSON, John 1 $1.50 15 Jan 1849
see Finley
JOSLIN, John 5 $7.50 15 May 1849
LINDSEY, John 2 $3.00 5 May 1845
LOLMAUGH, John 4 $6.00 27 Aug 1851
LONG, William 1 $1.50 15 Oct 1849
PAGE, Tilley 2 $3.00 27 Oct 1849
PAGE, Tilley 1 $1.50 30 March 1849
PLUMMER, Clemens 1 $1.50 5 May 1845
SHERMAN, John 8 $12.00 1 May 1849
SHORT, Silas 3 $4.50 19 May 1849
SHORT, Wingate 3 $4.50 28 May 1849
ST. JOHN, Charles 1 $1.50 4 June 1851
TAYLOR, Henry 7 $10.50 29 May 1851
TRUAX, William 5 $7.50 12 May 1845
WALKER, John C. 1 $1.50 8 Dec 1848
WALKER, William E. 1 $1.50 12 Dec 1848
WILKINSON, Ira A. 1 $1.50 4 June 1849



The following names were taken from affadivits filed in the Marshall County Circuit Court swearing that the scalp was from "a fox caught since the 8th day of March, 1878" and that the fox was believed to be (either over or under) 6 or 12 months of age. No dollar amount of the bounty appears but the papers do contain the handwritten signature of the person making the claim.

FOX

Name Twp. No. of
foxes
Date
BUCHER, Francis M. Walnut 2 27 March 1894
BURDEN, Jesse Center 2 12 May 1894
BURDEN, Joseph E. Center 1 21 April 1894
BURKETT, Charles Union 2 6 March 1895
BUSKEL, U.L. Union 1 11 Apr 1894
CRAWFORD, Warren West 1 11 Dec 1893
FAULKNER, Nelson West 1 31 Jan 1894
FERGUSON, William North 1 12 Feb 1895
GIBBONS, Frank Green 1 11 Apr 1894
HAAG, Jonas Polk 1 13 Jan 1894
HESS, George Center 1 30 Dec 1893
HESS, George Center 4 11 Feb 1895
HESS, George Center ? 17 march 1894
KUNTZ, John North ? 7 May 1894
LITCHFIELD, Orin Walnut 1 21 Feb 1895
LOUDEN, William Union 1 22 Feb 1895
MIDDLETON, Comley T. Walnut 2 13 Apr 1894
MIDDLETON, Leslie Walnut ? 20 April 1895
MIDDLETON, Leslie Green ? 4 March 1895
OVERMYER, Merian Union 1 25 Jan 1895
PENCE, Samuel Center 1 2 June 1894
RANSBOTTOM, Claude West 1 20 Jan 1894
REED, J.H. Polk 1 26 Feb 1895
RIDDLE, George M. Center 1 24 May 1894
RUPLE, Andrew J. West 1 5 March 1895
SCHROEDER, Robert, Jr. North 1 6 Jan 1894
SMILEY, Alonzo Green 1 10 April 1895
SOULE, T.L. West 1 6 Aug 1894
STRAWHECKER, Milton West 1 1 Dec 1894
WADE, James M. North 1 9 Feb 1894
WILSON, Harry Center 1 3 Dec 1894



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