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*July 15, 1815 - The Western Eagle printed & published every Saturday by Jacob Rhoads in Lexington, I.T. (Now Scott County).  The price to subscribers will be two dollars per annum, if paid in advance, two dollars and fifty cents payable within the year, or three dollars at the end

of the year, any kind of country produce delivered at the office will be taken in payment.

*July 15, 1815 - Strayed away from the subscriber, on the 8th inst. living in Lexington (IT.) A likely Black Mare, about 8 years old, three shoes on, some saddle marks, no other marks recollected, any person bringing her home shall receive Three Dollars reward.  John Bradford, M.D.

March 30, 1859 - James H. Brittingham and Melissa A. Arbuckle married and lived near  formerly called Holman, Blocher, Scott Co., IN.

December 9, 1910 - William McKinney of Vienna, Scott Co. and Melissa A. Arbuckle Brittingham married.

April 11, 1914 - Wedding of Norman Berogane and Jewell Noakes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Noakes of Pleasant Ridge, Scott Co.  Wedding held in Dixon, Illinois.

April 20, 1914 - Pearl Risinger of Scott Co. has filed for a divorce from Avery Risinger.

April 22, 1914 - John Wilson and Eliza Payne Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their pleasant home near Zoah, Scott Co. Sixty-four people attended including 13 that attended the wedding in 1864.

April 22, 1914 - A forest fire in the state forestry reservation at Henryville.  Destroyed a large percentage of the small walnut trees covering 5 acres.  Damaged estimated at $1,000.

April 23, 1914 - Columbus B. Harrod's remains arrived from Chattanooga, TN by train.  A large number of friends were at the Pennsylvania depot to attend the funeral.  Mrs. Lina Harrod, the widow, with her three sons, Haskel, Stanton and Garland accompanied the remains from their home in TN. He was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Greenup Harrod, one of a prominent family of pioneers.  He was an Attorney and Leader in Scott County for many years before removing to TN.

April 26, 1914 - John Shields and wife of Missouri, are visiting his brother, Bob Shields of Leota, Scott County.  Albert Comer and family and Allie Shirley and family also visited the Shields families.

April 27, 1914 - Married at the Clerk's office, Scott County, by Elder Newt Howell, Miss Mamie P. Ester to James M. Brishaber, both of Henryville.

April 27, 1914 - Jefferson County residents, John Maddox and Romulus Tolbert living in Saluda township, two of the Survivors of the Sultana Reunion in Toledo, Ohio.   The Sultana blew up April 27, 1865.

April 30, 1914 - Leslie Andis, the popular Indianapolis & Louisville Traction conductor and Miss Hazel Hostettler of Sellersburg were married.  They are staying with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. T. C. Andis of Scott County.

May 6, 1914 - At Slate Ford on the Scott & Jackson county line, Happy Hollow area,  Raymond McClure and his lady friend were driving on the bridge the horse became frightened at a bicycle and backed off of the bridge. This is the second accident at this place in 10 months.

#May 6, 1914 - Dr. W. L. McClain, Health Officer of Scott County reported that a number of doctors and midwives were not reporting births.

May 10, 1914 - Jack Vanover, of near Deputy, was buggy-riding one of our young widows in the North Johnson area of Scott County.

May 10, 1914 - Several young folks from Kinderhook, Scott County, went to Nabb to see the photographer.

May 10, 1914 - Kinderhook, Scott County, Sunday School was reorganized here with the following officers: D. E. Lord, Superintendent; Mrs. Lena Taflinger, Assistant Superintendent; Earl Gladden, Secretary & Treasurer; Mrs. Lena Bonsett, Organist and Mrs. Lena Taflinger, Assistant Organist.  A large crowd met and interest was fine.  Will meet at 10 a.m.

Everybody come to Sunday School.

May 10, 1914 - John Wahl and family of Happy Valley, visited his parents at Nabb, Scott County.

#May 13, 1914 - Mrs. William Henderson of New Washington died last week. She was the mother of Mrs. John W. Ray of Kokomo, a former well known resident of Scott County.

#May 13, 1914 - Mrs. Stephen A. Rice of Blocher, Scott County, is seriously ill with slight hopes of recovery.

#May 13, 1914 - Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Gladstein, of Scott County, attended church in Louisville Sunday.

#May 13, 1914 - What the Gods Decree, The legitimate successor to "Protea" will be at the Scenic Theater, Scott County, Wednesday night.   Admission 10 cents to all.

#May 13, 1914 - There are a few cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles in the Leota, Scott County, neighborhood.

#May 13, 1914 - Elmer Crum of Scottsburg, has a force of men painting the Baptist church.

September 11, 1915 - Jacob W. Lightcap died near Nabb, Scott County, IN.  Buried at St. Francis Cemetery, Henryville, Clark County, IN.

November 28, 1933 - Nancy Ann Beckett Lightcap died at her daughter's home, Mrs. Agatha Noe, in Nabb, Scott County, IN with her burial in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Henryville, Clark County, IN.  She was the widow of Jacob W. Lightcap.

#Scott County Chronicle & Journal extracts.

*Extracted from The Western Eagle, Lexington, Indiana Territory,


July 15, 1815

Other information from personal records.

For The Scott County Chronicle Newspapers excerpts from 1880-1929, see the web site below by Jeff Harmon.

Jeff also offers very reasonable copies of the various articles.