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Below are some transcriptions from Newspapers in Kenton County. Please feel free to submit any portion of a Newspaper, just be sure to include the Newspaper name, date of article, page and column.

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Covington Journal, Covington, Kentucky
Saturday, August 21, 1852
  • Attorneys:
    1. W. A. Kennedy, Attorney at Law, will practice in the courts of Kenton and adjoining counties. Business confided to him will be promptly attended to. Office in Keene's new building on Madison Street, above Sixth, Covington, Kentucky.
    2. W. E. Arthur, attorney and counselor at law, Covington, will practice in Kenton, Boon, Campbell, Gallatin, and the adjoining counties. Office Cooper's Building, Market Space.
    3. Fredrick Wise, Attorney at Law, Covington, Ky. Business confided to him in Kenton and the adjoining counties will be attended promptly. Office West end Market Space.
    4. Carlton & Hutchinson, Attorneys at Law, will practice their professions in the counties of Kenton, Campbell and Boone. Office in Keene’s building corner of Fifth and Madison Street.
    5. M. M. Benton and W. W. Kinkead, Attorneys at law, Covington Kentucky, have associated themselves in the practice of their profession, and will regularly attend to such business as may be confided to them in the Courts for the counties of Kenton, Campbell, Boone, and Grant, and the Court of Appeals. Office on Scott Street, west end of the Market Space, Covington.
    6. Maurice J. Dudley, Attorney at Law, and Notary Public, Covington Ky. Office next to post office.
    7. Wall & Finnell, Attorneys at Law,Covington, Kentucky. Office on 3d Street, South of City Hall. Will attend the Courts of Kenton, Campbell, Boone, Grant and Nicholas, and Court of Appeals.
  • The widow of President Taylor died at Pascaguola, Florida on the 7th.
  • Murder in Grant County: We learned from the Louisville Journal that a man named Harrison Brown was murdered in Crittenden in Grant County, Kentucky, on Tuesday week by a man named John McBee.
  • Whig Meeting: Pursuant to verbal notice a large number of Whigs of Newport and Campbell County assembled at Dixon’s Hall, on Tuesday evening, August 17th. On motion, John M. Caldwell, Esq., was called to the chair and James R. Hallam, appointed Secretary. The chairman stated the object of the meeting to be the formation of a political club; when, Col. George B. Hodge offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted, viz: Resolved, That this meeting organize as a permanent society, until after the approaching Presidential election under the name and designation of the "Cerro Gordo Club." Resolved, That the officers of this Club shall consist of a President, Vice President, Recording, and Corresponding Secretaries and Treasurer. Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to prepare and submit to the club a constitution for the Government of the same. Resolved, That the meetings of this club shall regularly held on Tuesday night of each week at Dixon’s Hall, until otherwise ordered. The club then proceeded to the election of officers, when the following gentlemen were chosen, viz: John M. Caldwell, President, John Sebastian, Vice President, Theo. Chamberlin, Rec. Secretary, George B. Hodge, Cor. Secretary, H. M’Clure, Treasurer. The chair appointed the following gentlemen, a committee under the third Resolution, viz: Col. Geo. B. Hodge, W. J. Berry, Esq., Maj. H. T. Harris, H. B. Clemmons, J. R. Hallam. On motion, the following gentlemen were appointed a committee to enquire and report to the Club what steps will be necessary to prepare a grand political Barbeque, in the neighborhood of Newport, viz. J. M. Caldwell, E. E. Bowers, H. T. Harris, J. Temple, and W. J. Berry. Ordered, that the proceedings, of this meeting be published in the Newport News, and the Covington and Cincinnati Whig papers be requested to copy. The meeting then adjourned. J. M. Caldwell, Chm’m, J. R. Hallam, Sec’y.
  • Married at the Broadway Hotel, Cincinnati, on the 13th by Rev. Mr. Wilson, Mr. Alexander Grant to Miss Kate R. Davis, both of Covington.
  • Dr. Van Emon, Dentist, Office and Residence, fourth street, on door west of Vine, North Side Cincinnati.
  • Kenton County Circuit Court, Kentucky: William Hopkins Admr., Complaint ag’st William Hopkins’ heirs, & c., Defendants. - In Chancery. This cause being referred to me as Master Commissioner of said Court, Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of William Hopkins, deceased, to present them, with proof of the same, to me at my office in Covington, on or before the 27th day of September, 1852. The administrator is also notified to make full settlement of his administratorship, at the same place and during the same time. A. H. Jameson, M. Com’r.
  • Kenton County Circuit Court, Kentucky: H. J. Poor’s Adm’r, Complainant vs. H. J. Poor’s Heirs, & c., Defendants. - In Chancery. This cause being referred to me as Master Commissioner of said Court, Notice is hereby given to all person having claims against the estate of H. J. Poor, deceased, to present them, with proof of the same, to me at my office in Covington, on or before the 27th day of September, 1852. The administrator is also notified to make full settlement of his administratorship, at the same place and during the same time. A. H. Jameson, M. Com’r
  • On Wednesday morning last, between 3 and 4 o’clock, a frame house on Greenup street, at the east end of the Market Space, owned and occupied by Mrs. Grey was discovered to be on fire. The fire spread with great rapidity, and very soon the frame building adjoining on the south, occupied by Mr. T. Blackburn, baker, was also enveloped in flames. - These building together with a stable in the rear were burned. The unremitting exertions of the firemen prevented the fire from extending further, though the dwelling of Mr. Jackson Sparrow, on the north, and the cabinet shop of Mr. Reed, on the south, were considerably injured. The inmates of the houses burned narrowly escaped with their lives. Mr. Blackburn lost nearly all his furniture, clothing, & c., and saved only a portion of the articles in the front shop. He was insured for $600; Mrs. Grey for $300, Mr. Sparrow was fully insured.
  • Runaway: From the subscriber, living in the county of Fayette, four miles from Lexington, on Clay’s Mill road, on the night of the 22d a young NEGRO MAN named Alfred, about 20 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, of dark complexion, of rather slender make and weighs about 140 pounds. He had on brown jeans coat and pants and carried with him a pair of blue cotton pants. He also had a cassinet jacket with brown jean sleeves and a pair of boots. I will give a reward of $100 if taken out of the State, 50 if taken in any county bordering on the Ohio River; $30 if taken in any county in the State except Fayette, and $15 if taken if Fayette and delivered to me or secured in jail so I can get him. Jacob Stone, Fayette County, June 26. The Covington Journal copy three weeks and charge this office. (Lex. Observer.
  • Administrators Notice: All persons indebted to the Estate of Col. John S. Morgan, dec’d are requested to come forward immediately and make payment; and all persons having claims against said Estate will please present them at once, properly authenticated. H. Bruce, Jr. Administrator of the estate of J. S. Morgan, dec’d .Covington, July 20, 1852. Flag and Maysville Eagle copy 4 weeks, weekly, and send accounts to this office.


    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant