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Covington Journal, Covington, Kentucky
Saturday, April 2, 1870
  • Kentucky News:
    1. Joseph Case, a soldier of the war of 1812, died at his residence in Bourbon County last Friday, aged seventy nine years.
    2. A little son of Richard Neal, living in Shelby County, was killed by a heavy log rolling down upon his body from a woodpile.
    3. In Ghent on Saturday last, a little daughter of E. Tandy was injured so badly by her clothes taking fire that she died the next day.
    4. William Jacobs, a soldier in the Pennsylvania whisky insurrection, died in the Bracken County Poor House on the 22nd, in his 98th year.
    5. Mrs. Sarah E. Hedges/Hodges has sold her farm of 152-1/2 acres of land, near Cynthiana on the Leesburg Pike, to Mrs. E. Shawhan for $105 per acre.
    6. James V. Prewitt sold his farm of 17+ acres, situated on the Iron Works Pike, 3-1/2 miles from Georgetown, to Squire C. Gaines for $115 per acre.
    7. An Irishman named Peter Donnelly was found dead in a field in Bracken County, near the residence of Daniel Hamilton. Supposed to be the result of drinking too much.
    8. Rev. W. W. Gardner of Russellville has resigned his pastorate of the Baptist Church and accepted a professorship in Bethel College. Rev. A. W. Chambliss of Maysville has been tendered the pastorate vacated by Mr. Gardner.
    9. The Big Sandy News notices the death in Lawrence County of a man named Bryant, aged 110 years. It is said that a short time ago his facilities were unimpaired.
    10. The Hopkinsville Conservative announces the death of Mrs. E. R. O'Brien, in her sixty-first year, at 3 p.m. on the 14th, and her husband, Dr. John O'Brien in his 70th year, at 3 o'clock on the 15th. They has been married 46 years.
    11. Richard Figg, Esq., of Harrodsburg, died at his residence in that place on 11th of pneumonia in his 67th year of age. He was a prominent citizen of Harrodsburg and was an active member of the Masonic fraternity for nearly 50 years.
  • Pendleton County, Demossville, Kentucky, March 29, 1870. The Primary Election for county officers in this county took place on Saturday, the 26th, resulting from best account as follows:
    For Judge: W. W. Ireland
    For Clerk: Jno. Applegate
    For Sheriff: B. B. Mullins
    For Attorney: Joseph Perrin
    For Surveyor: Frank Kelly
    For Assessor: Samuel DeCourcey
    For Jailer: Bryant Ingles
    For Coroner: ___ Meek.
  • Obituary: Died on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, March 10, 1870, at the residence of her son, Andrew Sheriff, about two miles from Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky, rather from the weight of years than of any particular disease, Mrs. margaret Sheriff, relict of Samuel Sheriff, who left her a widow in 1841. For the information of her relatives and acquaintances in her native land, for the respect I have for her children and grandchildren, and, more especially for the purpose of honoring the worthy dead, I am induced to write a brief sketch of Mrs. Sheriff. The maiden name of the deceased was Margaret Henry. She was born in the parish of Belli-Acron in the county of Londonderry, Ireland on the 14th day of March, 1788; intermarried with Samuel Sheriff in 1806, emigrated to the United States, 1837, and settled in Grant County, Kentucky where she lived 43 years, and near where she died. At her decease she was 82 years and 6 days old. Mrs. Sheriff had been a Presbyterian from about the time of her marriage; brought with her her letter from the church in Ireland; lived and exemplary Christian life. Without speaking of any special trait of her Christian character, I will merely say her religious influence is best illustrated in the upright character and gentlemanly bearing of her sons, Andrew, Robert, John F., William J., Henry B. and Hugh T. ,all of whom have been, and are, (except Hugh T. who died before his mother) now among the most respectable and worthy citizens of Grant County. All of them but one have been and are independent, hardworking farmers. John F., who was for many years a successful merchant at Williamstown, lately retired to his farm to enjoy among his relations, his honorable and abundant gains, and is now justice of the peace for the Williamstown district. Such are the best proofs of the real christianity and influence of Mrs. Margaret Sheriff, and show the early, deep impressions made by her upon her sons. May her surviving children and grandchildren hold in mind her blessed memory and transmit, by their exemplary lives, a similar blessing to their posterity. Burwell N. Carter, Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky, March 28, 1870.

    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant