News From Pomeroy and Middleport

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Meigs County Times
January, 1844

State of Ohio, Meigs County, Ss:
Meigs Common Pleas
Zibea WEAS vs Nancy WEAS -- Petition for Divorce
The said Nancy WEAS is hereby notified that on the eleventh day of January 
A.D. 1844, the plaintiff filed his petition in said court praying for a 
divorce from the said Nancy.  The cause complained of is that of adultery.  
A.CUSHING   Att;y for complainant
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ESTATE OF JAMES WILLIAMSON
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have been duly appointed 
administrators with the will annexed, of the estate of James WILLIAMSON, late 
of Meigs county, Ohio, deceased.  All persons indebted to said estate are 
requested to make immediate payment, and all persons having claims against 
the same, will present them duly authenticated, for settlement, within one 
year from the date hereof
W.D. WILLIAMSON, C.W. WILLIAMSON -- Adm's
Jan. 13, 1844
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ of pl. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the court of 
common pleas of Meigs count, I will expose to sale at the residence of T. 
MYERS, in the town of Graham Station on the 12th day of February next, 
between the hours prescribed by law, the following described goods and 
chattels, to wit:  Two breakfast tables, one settee, one patent clock, one 
bureau, two silver watches and one oz cart.  Levied upon as the property of 
said MYERS at the suit of E.A. BROWN and Co.
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SHERIFF SALE
By virtue of a writ of al. vend, exs, to me directed from the court of common 
please of Columbiana county, I will expose to sale at the door of the court 
house in Pomeroy, on the 4th day of March next ensuing, between the hours 
prescribe by law, the following described real estate, to wit:  The south 
west quarter of section number 10, in townships and range 12, in the Ohio 
company's purchase.  Said real estate levied upon as the property of George 
W. BELL at the suit of William WALLACE.
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(the following are ads that appeared in the January issues of the Meigs Co. 
Times in 1844)
Dr. C. F. THOMAS
Physician and Surgeon
Pomeroy, Ohio
Tenders his professional services to the citizens of Pomeroy and vicinity --
Those wishing his services will find him at his office, unless professionally 
absent.
OFFICE - in the large frame building near the Court House
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POMEROY ACADEMY
Henry J. GALTON
Head Mast
 
MRS. GALTON
Primary Department
MISS CHARLOTTE GRAUT
teacher of music
MISS STELLA REED
Teacher of Drawing and Painting
The third term of the Pomeroy Academy will begin Wednesday, April 5, and 
close the 15 of June
TERMS:
Primary Department -- $8
Common English -- $10
Higher English (including elementary Algebra, and Geometry, and Bookkeeping, 
French, German, Music (with the use of Piano) Drawing and Painting extra -- 
$12
Edwin J. HORTON, Carlton P. MAPLES -- Com. of Trustees
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Cooking Stoves
I will sell Cooking Stoves trimmed off with tin and copper furniture, at the 
Cincinnati price for Cincinnati pav.  J. G. SPRAGUE
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I will pay cash for Oats -- Pork -- Potatoes -- Butter  V.B. HORTON
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Transcribed by Connie Schumaker



Meigs County Times
March, 1844

A petition will be presented to the Commissioners of Meigs county at their 
next session, praying the establishment of a county road, commencing about 20 
rods north east of the forks of the road near John GRANT'S in Rutland 
township, leading to Rutland Village; thence the nearest and best way to the 
north west corner of John GRANT'S land; thence to the bank of Leading creek 
near the old residence of Asahel SKINNER; thence down said creek to where a 
new bridge has lately been erected; thence in a direction a little west of 
south along a route that has been lately opened and partly worked, to the 
south line of Livingston SMITH'S land; thence the nearest and best way to 
Calvin KNIGHT'S house; thence the nearest and best way to intersect a county 
road at Fred'k TUCKERMAN's.  And also to vacate the old county road leading 
from Calvin KNIGHT'S to widow HUBBELL'S.
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SHERIFF SALE
By virtue of a writ. of al. vend. exs. to me directed from the court of 
common please of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the door of the court 
house in Pomeroy, on the 29th day of April next, between the hours prescribed 
by law, the following described real estate, to wit:  Commencing at the south 
east corner of section 19, town 4 and range ?2; thence west 50 rods and 21 
links, thence north 100 rods; thence east 12 rods; thence north to the line 
of John STOUT'S land; thence east 38 rods and 21 links to the section line; 
thence south on said line to the place of beginning, containing 57 acres more 
or less.
ALSO
Part of section 13, town 14, range ?2, in the Ohio company's purchase, 
beginning at the south west corner of said section thence north along said 
section line 160 rods, thence east 40 rods; thence south 160 rods; thence 
west 40 rods to the place of beginning, containing 40 acres more or less.
Said real estate levied upon as the property of Martin EASTERDAY at the suit 
of James RALSTON.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ. of pl. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the court of 
common pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the door of the court 
house in Pomeroy, on the 29th day of April next, between the hours prescribed 
by law, the following described real estate to wit:  Lot number 253 in 
Pomeroy, formerly known as lot number 12, Grantville, Kerr's Run, levied upon 
as the property of Lyman STACY, at the suit of Washington SMITH.
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SHARIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ. of pl. pl. vend exs. to be directed from the Court of 
common pleas for Meigs count, I will exposed to sale on the 15th day of April 
next, at the residence of Wm. CHURCH Salisbury township, between the hours 
prescribed by law, one field of growing corn, (or other property in the lieu 
there of).  Levied upon as the property of Wm. CHURCH at the suit of James 
GASTON.
Thomas Smith s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of two write of al. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the court of 
common pleas of Meigs county.  I will expose to sale on the premises of 
Lucius Cross, in the township of Sutton, on the 13 day of April next, between 
the hours prescribed by law, the following goods and chattels, to wit; one 
gray horse, one sorrel mare, one colt, one gray mare, one blind horse, one 
yoke of oxen, two carts, one wagon, 18145 feet of boat roofing, 2908 feet 
ceiling boards, 2900 feet weatherboards, the materials for building two wood 
boats, said Cross's interest in tan yard, one bark mill, a lot of tan bark, 
2296 ft. pine flooring, 6712 feet boat streamers, and one large stone table.  
Levied upon as the property of said CROSS at the suits of Wm. REDMORE and E. 
LAWRENCE & Co.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a write of fi. ia. et. lev. fa. to me directed from the court of 
common pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the residence of Enoch 
B. MURRY in Salisbury township on the 15th day of April next, at 12 o'clock 
on said day, one bay horse, one black cow, one 3 years old heifer, one 
fanning mill, and one lot of saw logs.  Levied upon the property of said 
MURRY at the suit of Thomas E. STEAVENS.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a write of vend, exs. to me directed from the court of common 
pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the residence of George 
VANPELT in the township of Orange on the 9th day of April next, at 2 o'clock 
of said day, one gray mare.  Levied upon as the property of said VANPELT at 
the suit of Sophronia CALDWELL, administrator of the estate of Hamilton 
CALDWELL, deceased.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ of al. pl vend. exs. to me directed from the Court of 
Common Pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale on the 24th day of April 
next, at the residence of John Steven in Rutland township, between the hours 
prescribed by law one brown mare.  Levied upon as the property of said 
Stevens, at the suit of A.S. Nye, and Co.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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I have transcribed the above with no spelling, grammar or punctuation
changes.  The text is as it appeared in the newspaper at the time.
Transcribed by Connie Schumaker



Meigs County Times
March 27, 1844

SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ of pl. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the Court of 
Common Pleas of Meigs County, I will expose to sale at the residence of James 
MCCORMICK in the township of Rutland on the 23d day of April next, between 
the hours prescribed by law, two sorrel horses, and brown colt, three milch 
cows, and three calves.  Said property levied upon as the property of James 
MCCORMICK at the suit of Henry Miller.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ of pl. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the court of 
common pleas of Meigs county, I will offer at public sale on the 19th day of 
April, between the hours prescribed by law, at the residence of James SADLER 
in Salem township; one horse and one two horse wagon.  Levied upon as the 
property of James SADLER at the suit of Prince S. BAKER.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a writ of al. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the court of 
common pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the residence of 
Harrison DOWNING, on the 20th day of April next, in the village of Rutland at 
the hour of 2 o'clock on said day, one horse and one two horse wagon.  Said 
property levied upon as the property of said DOWNING at the suit of William 
WILSON and Son.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of four writs to me directed from the court of common pleas of 
Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the residence of John S. GILES, in the 
township of Rutland, on the 19th day of April next; between the hours 
prescribed by law, the following described goods and chattels. to wit:  2 
stills, eight head of young cattle, one bay mare, one sorrel mare, one cow, 
five ton of hay, one colt, twenty four head of sheep, one brindle cow, one 4 
horse wagon, and one one-horse wagon.  Levied upon as the property of John S. 
GILES at the suits of Theophilus JACOBS, Burwell PECK, Nathaniel BISHOP, and 
John Doe exdem of Alfred HOLLAND.
Tho's Smith, s.m.c.



Meigs County Times
April, 1844

Meigs Co. Times -- April 1844
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[The first part of this one and the next two are missing from the copy that I 
have but it does includes some Meigs Co. names and if they belong to any of 
you it will give you a time when there were there.  All three are referring 
to Sheriff's Sales.]

....... in said court of Meigs.  Ordered to be sold as the property of James 
W. RICE at the suit of Thorton MYER, Adley WEAVER, and other.
ALSO
At the same time and place, I will, in the pursuance of a further decree of 
said court offer for sale the following real estate, to with: the south half 
of fraction 30 in the township of Orange, in said county of Meigs, containing 
131 acres, and 17 2/3 acres from off the east side of fraction 32 and of the 
same length as the width of said south half of said fraction no. 30, and of 
width sufficient to make said 17 2/3 acres.  Ordered to be sold at the suit 
of Silas A. BURNAP vs Nathaniel DOUGLASS, Administrator of N. BLACKMORE, 
deceased, Mary BLACKMORE and others.
ALSO
At the same time and place, I will in pursuance of a further decree of said 
count offer for sale the following real estate, to wit, that portion of 
section number 34, in town 4, and range 12, in the Ohio company's purchase, 
now owned and occupied by Jesse and Rodney HALSEY, containing about 100 acres 
more or less, also 21 acres in the north west part of fraction number 33, in 
town 4 and range 12, also ? (6 or 8) 3/4 acres in the south side of section 
number 33, town 4 and range 12; also 47 1/2 acres in the west end of fraction 
number 24, town 4, and range 12, all in the Ohio company's purchase, and now 
owned and occupied by said Jesse and Rodney HALSEY.  Ordered to be sold at 
the suit of David BARBER, vs. Jesse HALSEY, Rodney HALSEY, and others.
Tho's IRVIN
Master Commissioner in chancery
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NOTICE is here by given, that I shall offer for sale at the door of the court 
house in Pomeroy, on the 29th of April, between the hours prescribed by law, 
3 acres and 80-100 of land situated in fractional section number 26, town 2, 
range 11, Ohio company's purchase; beginning at the south west corner of lot 
number 6; thence with the line dividing lots number 5 and 6, north 78 degrees 
west 39 poles to a post; thence north 24 degree east 19 poles and 3 links; 
thence 66 degrees east 39 poles and 12 links, thence down the Ohio south 30 
degrees, west 11 poles and 5 links to the place of the beginning.  Appraised 
at 75 dollars.
John CROLL, Adm. of John BANKS, deceased by T. MONTAGUE, this Attorney
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SPECIAL MASTER COMMISSIONER'S SALE
Meigs Common Pleas
Hocking H. HUNTER, et al, Assignees of the Lancaster Ohio Bank vs. HOWE and 
Co., Et al. Chancery
By virtue of order of the court in this case, I will expose to public sale on 
the 29th day of April next, between  10 A.M. and 4 P.M. the following 
described real estate situate in the town of Pomeroy, to wit.  The lot 
designated on the plot of said town as not no. 14, with the improvements 
thereon, to wit: the Shovel factory and machinery, black smith shop, and 
Storehouse.
M. HECKARD, Special master in chancery
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INSOLVENT'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that I shall offer for sale at the door of the court 
house in Pomeroy, on the 19th of April, between the hours prescribed by law, 
the undivided right, title and interest of Reuben TUBBS (an insolvent debtor) 
in and to 100 acres of land in section 20, town 4, and range 13, Ohio 
company's purchase, subject to the life estate of Caroline, wife of Daniel 
TUBBS deceased, appraised at 45 dollars.
T. MONTAGUE, Commissioner of Insolvents
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Sheriff's Sale
By virtue of a writ of vend. exs. to me directed from the court of common 
pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the door of the court house 
in Pomeroy, on the 29th day of April next ensuing, between the hours 
prescribed by law, the following described property, to wit:  The east part 
of one acre and one eighth of an acre, land being a part of 100 acre lot 
number 313, in section 23, town 1, and range 12, and lying south and 
adjoining the town of Sheffield, being that part of said lot which lies east 
of Alexander H. MURRY'S house and south of lot number 61 in Sheffield, 
containing three-fourths of an acre more or less.  Levied upon as the 
property of A. H. MURRY at the suit of Jacob RICE.
Tho's Smith, s.m.c.
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Sheriff's Sale
By virtue of a writ of pl. pl. vend. exs. to me directed from the Court of 
Common Pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the door of the Court 
House in Pomeroy on the 29th day of April next ensuing, between the hours 
prescribed by law, the following described real estate to wit: sixty two and 
one half acres of land in the south west quarter of section 17, town 2, range 
12, Ohio company's purchase and bounded as follows:  beginning at the south 
east corner of the south west quarter of section 17, thence north 100 rods, 
thence west 100 rods, then south 100 rods, thence east 100 rods to the place 
of beginning; levied upon as the property of Hugh MCCULLOUGH at the suit of 
Westley G. BAKER for the use of LALLANCE & CROSS
Tho's SMITH, s.m.c
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Sheriff Sale
By virtue of a write of al. vend. exe. to me directed from the Court of 
Common Pleas of Meigs county, I will offer for sale in the village of 
Sheffield on the 17th day of April next, between the hours prescribed by law, 
one two horse wagon and one patent clock.  Levied upon as the property of 
Sardine S. Smith at the suit of Wm, Parker, jr.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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Sheriff Sale
By virtue of two writs of vend. exs. to me direct from the court of common 
pleas of Meigs county, I will expose to sale at the door of the court house 
in Pomeroy on the 29th day of April next, between the hours prescribed by 
law, the following described real estate, to wit:  Part of section 1, town 4 
and range 12, beginning at the south east corner of Jacob CONDERY'S farm; 
thence down Shade river 17 1/2 rods, thence south 9 1/4 rods, thence west 17 
1/2 rods, thence south 9 1/4 rods to the place of the beginning.  Also 37 1/2 
acres in the north west quarter of the north east quarter of section 1, town 
4 and range 12 running north and south the whole length of said quarter, and 
east and west far enough to make 37 1/2 areas. Said real estate levied upon 
as the property of John ADAMS at the suit of James CHAPMAN for the use of Wm. 
MCCULLOUGH.
Tho's SMITH s.m.c.
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[I have transcribed the above with no spelling, grammar or punctuation
 changes.  The text is as it appeared in the newspaper at the time.

 Connie Schumaker]



Meigs County Telegraph
June, 1851

TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS
The following were elected in Salisbury Township at the election on the first 
instant.
Justice of Peace -  S.S. Paine Esq.
Trustee - M. Heckard, Josiah Branch, David Jacobs
Clerk - S.S. Paine
Treasure - Andrew Donnally
Assessor - Anson Ingels
Constables - Thomas Radeford, Thomas W. Smith, David S Kenner
Supervisor - J. Cartwright, Thomas Irvin, Geo. Weyermiller, Sardine Smith, 
Issac Vorhes, William Highland, Adonigiah Smith, Issac Behan, Stewart 
Galbraith, C.A. Paulk, John C. Hysell 2nd, Jas. Cahoon, Reuben Gilleland, 
D.R. Jacobs, Lemuel Powell, John Gorsuch, Ezekial Harper.



Meigs County Telegraph
June 19, 1851

MARRIED

On Monday last, by Rev. Isaiah HOUCK, Mr. Robert BEATLEY to Miss Mary Jane 
MCKAIN both of Pomeroy.

On the same day by Elder HEATH, Mr. John WOLF of Graham Station to Miss Sarah 
JOHNSON of Pomeroy.



Meigs County Telegraph
July 3, 1851

MARRIED

On the 22nd day of June 1851 by S.S. Paine Mr. Josiah Pratt of Pomeroy to 
Miss Samara Warner, Sutton township.

[Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]



Meigs County Telegraph
January 17, 1854

List of Letters Remaining in the Post-Office
at Pomeroy, Ohio, January 1, 1854.
 
Brockman, Fred
Barnes, James
Bigley, Wm.
Blackburn, Morgan
Boyd, James
Blazen, George
Ballard, R.
Besk, John
Clark, Eben
Canode, George
Cook, Britian
Crandall, Lyman A. 2
Chase, John
Dawson, R. 2
Dickey, Wm.
Depew, H.
Donden, Joseph
Evans, John J.
Fisher, Jacob
Feeney, John L. 2
Granheimer, John
Golden, Wm.
Gillmore, Elizabeth J.
Gardner, Lydia A. 2
Hutton, Elijah
Hinckle, Lewis
Hills, C.T.
Hutchinson, Thomas
Heilman, Coonrad
Harper, Greeley D.
Hutchinson, James
Hughey, Elizabeth
Jenkenson, J.
Jenkins, Margaret
Kimes, Washington
Lorimer, Wm.
Lyons, James
Lewis, Samuel
Myers, Silas
Morghead, Franklin
Morow, Elihu
Michael, James
McPoutt, John
McCoy, J.D. 2
Neub, Sophia
Poots, John
Puttins, Wm.
Powell, Charles
Price, W.G. 2
Parkins, Samuel
Randolph, Joseph
Ruffren, Donally & Co. 3
Singer, Donegul
Shepherd & Co.
Sheen, Daniel
Williams, Wm. H.
Winn, Thomas
Wilson, M.B. 2
Waite, John C.
Woodward, J.D.
White, Algernon
GEORGE LEE, P.M.
 
Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley




Meigs County Telegraph
January 17, 1854

List of Letters Remaining in the Post-Office
at Middleport, O. Jan. 2, 1854
 
Arnold, Melinda Miss
Bical, R. Mr.
Bailey, Robert
Barker, John
Bridges, John
Carol, Henry F
Davis, Daniel  2
Fielding, Mrs.
Grogan, D.A.
Grant, James F.
Humphries, Virginia Miss
Hartin, George
Hill, Elijah
Higly, Eliza J.
Hare, Zassum
Jenkins, Henry C.
John, David
Leach, Wm.
Marshall, Thomas
McCrookz, J.D.M.
McBride, John
Murray, Sarah A.
Martin, Mary R.
Norman, Ana
Phillips, Thomas
Robinson, Charles E.
Russel, Edwin
Runnion, Samuel
Skiles, Samuel
Stoirt, John
Spencer, Samuel
Saul, Edward Esq.
Thomas, Thomas
Wier, John
Wirt, Lovina Miss
Young, Addison
D. PANGBURN, P.M.
 
Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley



Meigs County Telegraph
February 21, 1854

List of Letters Remaining in the Post-Office
at Pomeroy, Ohio, February 15th, 1854.
 
Barleton, Jane
Bruch, Phillip
Camel, Samuel
Crandall, L.A.  2
Cooper, Wm. H.
Cariens, John
Comstock, H.& J.
Campbell, Geo.
Clark, Thomas
Connolly, Francis
Cawthorn, Geo.
Crofferd, Joannah
Collier, Wesley
Depew, J.C.
Dain, Nelson
Dowd, H.L.
Deming, James H.
Dawson, R.
Dennen, Michael
Dowden, Joseph N.
Evans, David J.
Fish, Diadama
Fleming, J.P.
Fletcher, Melinda
Gipsan, Robert
Gaund, Mary
Gannamer, John
Gilchrist, Wm.
Hirsch, Rev.
Holy, Geo. C.
Hughes, John
Hooper, Isaac
Hoit, H.C.
Hine, Peter
Hart, Aaron
Harris, Davis
Howel, David
Jones, Hannah
Johnson, Harriet
Jones, John S.
Jenkins, Joseph
Johnson, Sylvester
Lewellyn, Watkins J.
Lewis, David
Lewis, Daniel
McGawan, John
McRee, Samuel
McCamon, John
McCummen, John
Martin, Wm.
Marsh, Daniel
Mainlamp, John H.
Mitchell, James
Nesmith, James
Paine, Bartholomew
Price, James
Pyle, Shavets
Pankey, Jas. A.
Parker, James A.
Rice, J.H.
Ryan, Martha
Reese, Jenkins
Rhanor, Geo. W.
Roach, Jacob
Smith, Thomas
Shwaryweller, Sebastian
Short, James
Smith, James 2
Smith, Solomon
Shotts, Valentine
Smith, Adam
Shill, Margaret
Sugget, George
Shepherd, Messrs & Co.
Stimson & Parker
Smith, J.H.
Steel, Hugh C.
Stivers, Diadania
Thomas, Ebenezer
Thomas, Benjamin
Tande, Julius
Thomas, Thomas
Wilson, Dr. W.
Werang, Henry
Woodward, Sophronia  2
Williams, Ebenezer  2
Wardle, Thomas
 
GEO. LEE, P.M.
 
Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley



Meigs County Telegraph
February 28, 1854

List of Letters Remaining in the Post-office
at Middleport, Ohio,  February 24, 1854
 
Allison, H.
Bowen, John
Campbell, Geo. W.
Conner, J. Samantha
Dawson, Thomas
Grame, Joseph
Evans, Benjamin
Fitch, N.
Hutton, John
Halsey, Barkley
Jones, Aurilla A.
Jones, Elijah
Jones, Francis
Jones, Francis P.
Kenedy, Hugh
Lynn, Andrew
McElhenny, H.H.
Morgan, John G.
Morgan, Wm. L.
McThomas
Moss, Franklin
McIntosh, Charles
Nelson, Andrew
Powell, Wm.
Phelps, Harlow
Rathburn, Sophia H.
Sargent, Thomas D. 4
Samuel, David
Sherwood, John W.
Sisson, Nathan P.
Sayles, Peny
Veener, Cornelius
 
D. PANGBURN, P.M.
 
Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley




Meigs County Telegraph
June 21, 1861

     We whose names are hereunto annexed pledge ourselves to close our
respective places of business on the 4th of July, 1861, after 9 o'clock
A.M.

O. Branch & Co.           T. J. Smith
Daniel and Rathburn       A. Seebohm
D. Reed                   G. Probst
P. Lambrect               John Probst
George Huttel             C. Koehler
Smith & McQuigg           Simon Silverman
Bichmann & Burkert        George L. Joy
V. Duttenhofer            John T. Davis
Samuel Silverman          C. A. Katz
Eiselstein & Swallow      J. W. G. Stackpole
Moore & Osborn            William Todd
W. J. Prall               George Ioachim
Cohen & Cadot             Michael Bentz
Jacob Phillips            M. Eppelin
Patten & Smith            B. Blumenthals
A. Gatchel                J. B. Hampton
W. A. Aicher              Henry Dilcher
 
     The above embraces all the business establishments of Pomeroy,
except Wm. H. Remington's.
 
Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley



Meigs County Telegraph
June, 21, 1861

Secessionists in Mason Co., Va.
 
     Hartford City, Va., June 14, 1861
 
     Editor Telegraph - Dear Sir: - You will please publish the
following names in your paper.  They are those who voted for the
ordinance of secession in Mason Co., Va.  We desire that every person
should have a chance to know them, now and forever.  We think by having
them entered upon the columns of your paper they will be well marked.
We hope every Union man in Mason Co. will obtain a copy of your paper
with the following names and lay it upon the shelf for future
references.
                          UNION FOREVER
 
L. G. Maupin              Fenton Edmons
Joseph V. Rawson          Bornelus Holley
Benjamin Franklin         Sampson Wyant
Jacob A. Kline            George Young
J. V. Newman              Edmund Meadows
T. B. Kline               John W. Guthrie
James Hutchinson          Rawson Whiten
James M. H. Beale         Ham Lemaster
John W. English           Jesse Hannan
Robert McCauslin          John R. Wallace
Pres C. Eastham           R. M. Stribling
J. S. Boak                E. C. Hannan
J. W. Smith               George Miller
William W. Newman         James Meadows
B. F. Jones               John L. Blagg
R. Mitchell               W. L. Colier
Frank Puffenbarger        J. W. Hariford
Alex McCauslin            John W. Young
W. L. Ruffner             Nelson Fletcher
J. Diltz                  E. D. Hanan
J. M. Eckard              J. W. Cristy
R. B. Hackney             Thomas Holley
James B. Risk             B. L. Jones
H. J. Fisher              J. M. Waugh
Reuben Knapp              J. E. Hannan
A. R. Darst               James M. Carrol
Dan Darst                 W. F. Riggs
George Barnsides          Timothy Holey
Charles Rhodes            Emerson Chapman
E. I. W. Rawson           Austin Meadows
Hugh Burnsides            W. A. Tunan
P. T. Love                Jehu Hanley
James Carr                John Meadows
M. R. Rogers              J. B. Penebaker
W. B. Hawkins             Henry Cremens
Perry Sebrel              Henry Waugh
Thomas Lewis              Lewis McCoy
W. V. Lynch               Granville Holley
J. E. T. Mitchel          John Carpenter
David Long                James Smith
W. B. Yeager              E. S. Hanley
A. L. Knight              W. L. Hawthorn
Thomas V. Hawkins         Andrew Wallace
William Vanmeter          Eson H. Hannon
D. S. Vanmeter            Robert Ervin
E. D. Wethers             Richard H. Neal
M. D. Altic(?)            Levy Fetty
W. H. Jones               Andrew Macadoes
A. J. Collier             Winfield Edmons
W. H. Williams            W. C. Holley
A. G. Eastman             Sampson Chapman
Ira H. McCanagh           E. H. Riggs
William Whitehead         J. M. Wallace
John W. Bright            Joshua Adams
H. P. Mitchell            John W. Whetter
Pascol Hathorn            George R. Reese
Joseph Riggs              John W. Page
Henry Quinn               W. V. L. Wheler
             P. H. Hanley
 
 The following persons dodged the question by not voting:
Daniel Roush            George Oliver
        Andrew Rosebery (Sheriff)
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
June 27, 1862

Money for Soldiers' Friends
     The following sums of money have been
placed on deposit at Daniel & Rathburn's Bank,
for the following persons, by the members of
Capt. J.L. Wallar's Company:

    Deposited by         For              Am't
Joseph Radford      John Radford        $ 30.00
J.W. Robertson      Alvin Hobard          15.00
Wm. G. Sanders      Mordecai Sanders      20.00
George Cartwright   Horace Cartwright     10.00
Samuel P. Hysel     Gilbert Bradshaw      20.00
A. & N.A. Quickle   Merril Quickle        25.00
E.D. Robinson       P.C. Robinson         25.00
Granville Morgan    Geneva Morgan         15.00
George Crofoot      Harriet Crofoot       20.00
Peter Jeroleman     Sarah Jeroleman       44.00
John L. McMaster    Wm. McMaster          20.00
John Crooks         Joseph Crooks         45.00
George Weaver       Adley Weaver          30.00
Ezra Sanders        Mrs. Ezra Sanders     40.00
H.M. Thompson       A. Thompson           15.00
J.H. Gilmore        Samuel Gilmore sen.   16.00
J.G. Cornwell       G.W. Cook             25.00

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Meigs County Telegraph
August 22, 1862

LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

To the Military Bounty Fund for Salisbury Township

Editor Telegraph: - The Committee appointed to canvass the Township for subscriptions, to aid
in the recruiting of volunteers, report progress, as follows:

Simon Silverman............$25.00
E.F. Feiger.................15.00
E.J. Horton.................75.00
S.A.M. Moore & Co..........100.00
George Probst...............10.00
Eiselstein & Swallow.......200.00
A.H. Wells..................15.00
George McQuigg..............35.00
Daniel & Rathburn..........100.00
T.A. Plants.................25.00
Williamson, Grambrill & Co..50.00
George B. Grow..............30.00
Samuel Silverman............25.00
Isaac Faller................25.00
Aaron Stivers...............25.00
J.B. Hampton................15.00
A.B. Donnally...............10.00
C. Grant....................25.00
D.M. Davis.................100.00
John Geyer..................10.00
Abraham Keyser..............20.00
Wm. Williamson..............15.00
Wm. Long....................20.00
August Mayer.................5.00
John S. Davis...............15.00
David Geyer.................20.00
John C. Probst..............15.00
R.J. Halsey.................10.00
Wm. Watson..................10.00
Jacob Elberfeld..............5.00
Robert Cowey................10.00
A. Sebohm...................20.00
W.H. Remington....refused to give
Schreiber & Duttenhofer.....25.00
A.E. McLaughlin.............15.00
Philip Elberfeld.............5.00
D. Reed....................100.00
W.J. Prall..................30.00
Henry Dilcher...............25.00
Cooper, Donnally & Co.......75.00
W.H. Lasley.................15.00
Josiah Huntley..............15.00
V.B. Horton................200.00
Frederick Hoppes?............5.00
M. Heckard..................20.00
C.R. Pomeroy................25.00
A. Gatchel..................10.00
? Phillips..................15.00
E.C. Paden........refused to give
E. Turnbull.................20.00
R.B. Wilson.................50.00
J.W.G. Stackpole............20.00
Frank Craggs................20.00
Robert Watson................5.00
Richard Stephenson...........5.00
W.A. Aicher.................15.00
J.W. Hart....................5.00
George A. Minech.............5.00
Laura Lippert................1.00
Frederick Zeit...............1.00
Frederick Grasel.............1.00
George Bear..................1.00
Jacob Rohn...................1.00
Adam Long....................1.00
Thomas Anderson..............1.00
Frederick Turner.............1.00
George Wandle................1.00
Frederick Lefeird............1.00
John Schaffer................1.00
John P. Thoue?...............1.00
Wm. Wiseman..................1.00
George Kohler................1.00
John Heartia.................1.00
Peter Berkes.................1.00
George Frecker...............1.00
George Reinscheld............1.00
Wm. Baum.....................1.00
Jacob Rousher................1.00
John Bengle, Sen...............50
Leonard Steve................1.00
Henry Zier.....................50
Wm. Willis...................1.00
Frederick Swilling.............50
Henry Young....................50
Henry Hum......................25
Nicholas Kuntz.................50
George Swilling, No. 2.........50
John Spainol...................25
Edward Rodney................1.00
Andrew Young...................25
Leonard Masser.................50
Casper Souser..................50
Peter Tillman................1.00
Gotlieb Bentz..................50
Frederick Acker................50
Peter Ebert....................50
Leonard Glass..................50
Conrad Souser..................25
George Seilling, No. 1.......1.00
Michael Hagman.................50
Jacob Smith....................50
George Bechtel...............1.00
John Schaaf....................50
George Schilling.............1.27
George Wells.................1.00
Loudon Smith.................2.00
George Olinger.................25
John P. Roth.................2.00
Henry Oiler..................1.00
C.A. Katz...................10.00
M. Epley.....................3.00
H. Faller....................5.00
V. Masser...................10.00
G. Stevens...................5.00
A. Bloomendall..............10.00
Joseph McKnight.............10.00
Benjamin Wadman.............20.00
Robert Richardson............4.00
Wm. Hood.....................3.00
John D. Price................5.00
John Epley...................2.00
James Barclay...............10.00
Jacob Myers..................2.00
Wendel Kautz, Jr.............5.00
Joseph Condy.................1.00
Dr. Rhem....................10.00
A. Fruith & Co...............5.00
Samuel McKnight..............5.00
L.H. Lee.....................5.00
V. Eiselstein, Jr............3.00
George Lee...................5.00
Charles D. Echols............5.00
J.W. Johnson.................5.00
Martin Mack..................5.00
Anthony Kohl.................5.00
George Huttel................5.00
Biehmann & Burkert..........20.00
John Bobblemeyer.............5.00
Nicholas Dubach..............5.00
T. Whiteside (in Boots)......5.00
John Baus....................2.00
Mrs. Needham...................50
S.S. Paine...................5.00
J.A. Saxton..................2.50
Andrew Reed..................2.00
Peter Crosbie................5.00
J. Blackburn (in Coal).......6.00
P. Neutzling, Sen............5.00
P. Neutzling, Jr.............1.00
Jacob Neutzling..............1.00
Thomas Jones.................5.00
Lewis Paine..................5.00
Adam Reuter..................5.00
J. Cartwright................5.00
J.H. Wilson..................5.00

List to be continued next week.

Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley



Meigs County Telegraph
August 29, 1862

Communicated.
Pomeroy, Aug. 25, 1862

     Editor Telegraph: - In your last issue, is a list of what purports to
be the subscriptions of persons to the Military fund.

     My name being used in that list, in a forged, false, and malicious manner,
I would request the privilege of making a statement in your paper giving the
truth in regard to the matter, to the public.

     When Sam. MOORE called on me with his subscription, he told me that he
wanted to raise funds sufficient to pay a bounty of twenty dollars per head, to
all that would enlist in this township, and stated he had a large amount already
subscribed.

     I replied to him, that I had, last year, advanced a large amount to sustain
the Government, and had now, about fifteen hundred dollars yet due me, on which
I expected to sustain a loss in amount, exceeding any subscription on the list;
but nevertheless if they could obtain more volunteers than they had funds to pay
the bounty for, that he might call on me, and I would not "refuse to give."

     You can well imagine, that after I had furnished more means probably than any
individual in the county to sustain the Government, that I am not very much pleased
to have a false statement made to injure me, (by a mushroom-draft-patriot) to convey
the idea that I am not willing to do my part to sustain it.

     I presume that the object in view, is to divert trade from me, to a lot of
salty goods below here, which the owners are very anxious to sell to volunteers
and their friends, as well as to coopers, if they can pump in draft patriotism
enough to cover the salty prices attached.

     There is a large number of home patriots in this vicinity, who, if their tongues
were sufficient weapons, would crush the rebellion in double-quick time.  But call on
them to enlist, or give a dollar, and they refuse to do either, but will give you any
information about the conduct of the war, will tell you which General is right and
which is wrong, will recommend arming the negroes to massacre their masters and
families, so as to exterminate the breed.

     Some are so uncharitable as to say, that the patriotism of come of the
contributors to the Military fund, consists of fear of being drafted themselves! 
But I hope they are all actuated by higher motives, notwithstanding this extraordinary
enthusiasm, is just on the eve of the draft to fill the army.

      The injustice of inserting two names of Democrats with "refused to give," in the
list, without their knowledge or consent, and omitting all the names of Republicans and
Abolitionists, who omitted or "refused to give," makes it apparent to all, that there is
a party axe to grind in the case also.

     The abuse and denunciation of Democrats, with the approbious (sic) epithets of
traitors, butternuts and other terms, shows plainly that some of the treasury eaters are
fearful of the coming elections, and would like to get their "loaves and fishes" insured.

      WM. H. REMINGTON

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Meigs County Telegraph
August 29, 1862

LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

To the Military Bounty Fund for Salisbury Township, continued from last week.

Editor Telegraph: - The Committee appointed to canvass the Township for subscriptions, to aid
in the recruiting of volunteers, report progress, as follows:

     H.B. Smith.  Two tenements for soldier's
families, or the proceeds of rent until close of
the war or, three years.

     H.H. Swallow pays $10.00 per month, each,
to the families of 2 men for three years, if
they continue in the service that length of time.

     S.A.M. Moore paid $25.00 each to two men
and pays five dollars per month to the family for 12 months.

     C. Grant pays $5 per month to the family of
one man for 12 months.

     H. Cohen pays $60 to one man.

M. Blattner................$5.00
Geo. Ulrich.................2.00
Geo. Fahnle.................2.00
Peter Reible................2.00
Leonard Werry...............1.00
Frank Whipple...............2.00
John Mauck..................1.00
Elias Whipple...............2.00
Michael Wode................1.00
Frederick Schrieber.........3.00
Martin Stark................2.00
John Young..................2.00
Conrad Eiselstein...........1.00
Henry Olinger...............1.00
Henry Klein.................1.00
John Betz.....................50
Fabian Weber..................50
Joseph Beal.................1.00
John Krous..................2.00
Henry Briode................1.00
Henry Winter................1.00
Frederick Schaefer..........3.00
Henry Ioachim...............1.00
Abriam Bemer................1.00
Jacob Klein.................1.00
Andrew Frosh................1.00
Henry Scharp................2.00
Henry Gloekner..............1.00
John Briode.................1.00
Jeremiah Cronon.............1.00
Chas. Copeland..............1.00
James Abbott................3.00
Wolf Or?ning................1.00
Stephen Olinger.............1.00
Joseph Zimerly................25
Leonard Hoprecht..............25
Ulrich Bridlerance..........1.00
Frank Bentz.................1.00
George Addison..............1.00
Fritz Durst.................2.00
John Gallagher.............10.00
Michael Willis..............1.00
James Kenedy................2.00
Isaac Rheinscheld...........1.00
Adam Oiler....................25
John Olinger................1.00
Jacob Olinger...............1.00
Rones Mitts...................25
Wm. Harris....................50
James Halloway..............1.00
Thos. Morris................1.00
Chas. Starks................1.00
Alex Jackson................1.00
John Morton.................1.00
Dennis Maw....................50
John Carlin.................2.00
Nelson Stewart..............2.00
Wm. Thomas..................3.00
David Rosser..................50
Daniel Jones................1.00
Henry Jones.................1.00
---- Lloyd..................1.00
W. Baker......................25
John Scheibelear............1.00
Wm. Young...................1.00
Chas. Volroth...............1.00
Jacob Roller................1.00
Wm. Allerton................1.00
John Thrisz.................3.00
Peter Schreiber............15.00
David Radford...............5.00
Peter Dorst.................5.00
Wm. Radford................10.00
Edward Weeks................1.50
Geo. Williamson...............50
John Watkins................2.00
Nye & Williamson...........20.00
Josiah Williamson...........1.00
Thos. J. Spillars  (One bbl. flour)
John M. Strider..refused to give
Daniel Gililan (in goods)...1.00
Edwards & Bro..............50.00
Daniel B. Thomas...........10.00
Thos. Williams..............1.00
Richard Morris..............5.00
David Williams..............1.00
David L. Davis..............5.00
Chas. Owens.................1.00
John T. Williams...........10.00
Milo Pratt..................1.00
Horum Hobbs.................1.00
Milton Hobbs................1.00
Mike Hook...................1.00
John Schraner..............15.00
Henry Domin.................1.00
Evan Jenkins................1.00
Thos. Turnbull..............1.00
Thos. Homan.................2.00
Chris Findling...refuses to give
Daniel Cline..................50
Val Findling..................50
Duncan Sloan...............25.00
Robert Burnell..............5.00
Thos. Surtees..............10.00
Nick Veston...................50
John Baeem....................50
Albert Gloekner...............50
Isaac Williams................50
Seli Kassuth..................50
Ant Robson..................2.00
Nick Bengal.................3.00
Ioachim Otto................1.00
Nick Jager..................1.00
Peter Mayer...................50
Gotleb Cronder................50
John Young..................1.00
Phillip Wessel................50
Jacob Young.................1.00
Fred Schroot..................50
James Carey.................1.00
Conrad Bengal...............2.00
Jonah Jones.................5.00
John Elias..................5.00
David Edwards 1st...........5.00
Wm. D. Jones................1.00
John D. Richards............2.00
Thos. Morgan................1.00
Simeon Davis................1.00
John O. Williams............1.00
Evon Davis..................1.00
Henry Fisher..................50
Joseph Edwards..............3.00
Nicholas J. Curtis..........2.00
John Charles..................25
Wendel Sharfe..............10.00
John Lewis.................10.00
David Edwards 2d............1.00
Henry Gibbons..............10.00
Daniel Davis..................25
Sam Samuels...................25
Wm. Park....................1.00
James C. Pratt..............5.00
Isaacher Jones..............5.00
Hugh Williams...............1.00
Nicholas Curtis 3rd.........1.00
James Curry.................1.00
David Curry.................1.00
John R. Hughes................50
Salmon Whitlock...............50
Hiram Whitlock Jr.............50
Jerry Cavnaugh..............1.00
John Oharra.................5.00
Joseph Jones...............20.00
John Bengal.................1.00
John Coffe..................1.00
Wm. Pascoe..................2.00
David Edwards 3d............1.00

List to be continued next week.

Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley



Meigs County Telegraph
September 5, 1862

LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

To the Military Bounty Fund for Salisbury Township, continued from last week.

Editor Telegraph: - The Committee appointed to canvass the Township for subscriptions, to aid
in the recruiting of volunteers, report progress, as follows:

Wm. Lewis....................1.00
Wm. I. Roberts...............1.00
W. Cole......................1.00
Samuel Davis.................5.00
Evon W. Jones................1.00
John Hughes....................50
O.P. Skinner................20.00
Adam Crandenburg.............3.00
Thos. Mathews................3.00
Robt. Campbell...............5.00
John Ownes...................1.00
James Mills..................1.00
John Short...................5.00
Geo. Russell.................2.00
Leonard Young................3.00
Leonard King.................3.00
Val Young....................1.00
John Twilling................1.00
Patrick Curtis...............5.00
Robert Craggs...............10.00
Burt Green..................10.00
Timothy Morgan...............5.00
John T. Turner...............1.00
Henry Wilkinson..............1.00
Thos. B. Thomas..............1.00
John Anderson................1.00
John Vickars.................1.50
William Wilkinson............1.00
William Hardon...............1.00
James Hampton................5.00
Andrew Calderwood............5.00
Thos. H. Lowden..............1.00
Joseph Short.................3.00
John Longstoff, Sr...........1.00
John Longstoff, Jr...........1.00
Geo. Jackson.................2.00
John Grogan..................5.00
Headley Lows.................2.00
John Watson..................1.00
James Anderson, Jr...........1.00
John McCollock, Sr...........1.00
John McCollock, Jr...........1.00
R.R. Hudson.................40.00
Geo. G. Woodard..............5.00
Martin Hays.......refused to give
Philip Kelly.................1.00
Michael Quinn.....refused to give
John Headly..................1.00
James McDaniel....refused to give
Oren Jones...................2.00
James Martin.................2.00
John Gorsuch.................5.00
Wm. Wogan....................2.00
Smith Hysell.................1.00
W. Bradford....................50
Robt. Highland...............2.00
Luther Ralph.................3.00
R. Chase.....................3.00
Wm. Gilmore..................1.00
Henry Martin.................2.50

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Meigs County Telegraph
September 12, 1862

STATEMENT
Of moneys deposited by soldiers of the 53d Ohio
Reg't and 7th Ohio Battery, in the State
Treasury upon application by parties for whom it
is intended.
                53rd Ohio Regiment
    Deposited by         For              Am't
Capt. D.H. Lasley   Mary C. Lasley      $180.00
Chas. T. Lyons      Geo. Martin           20.00
Wm. Farmer          Sarah Farmer          20.00
J.M. Sisson         H.P Sisson            25.00
Isaac Radford       Jno Radford           15.00
R.H Rollins         Ellen Russell         20.00
Mathias Fife        A. Fife               20.00
W.H. Williams       Elizabeth Williams    40.00
W.D. Gorby          Mary C. Gorby         20.00
Jas. McCann         Rebecca A. McCann     15.00
Boyd Lyle           Biddle Lyle           10.00
Eli Rife            Andrew Rife           15.00
Jno. Holliday       Dan'l Holliday        20.00
D.S. Harkins        Chas. B. Harkins      15.00
Elijah Maze         Mary J. Maze          10.00
Jno. F. Vale        Levi Vale             20.00
Sam'l Ewing         Susannah Ewing        20.00
J.M Edmundson       Nathan Edmundson      25.00
Levi Shirkey        Mary A. Shirkey       10.00
S.P. Gorby          Jacob Gorby           80.00
F.M Brown           Mary M. Brown         10.00
D.T. Harkins        Sidney Harkins       150.00
E.S. Gorby          Benj Gorby            65.00
Rob't Patterson     Margr't Patterson    20.00

                7th Ohio Battery
B.E. Parker         Daniel & Rathburn     35.00
N. Shaffer          Mrs. Shaffer          15.00
Ira Russell         Mrs. Ira Russell      15.00
George Hum          Mrs. Geo. Hum         15.00
James Church        James Church          20.00
S.E. Newman         Mrs. Olive Newman     10.00
Henry Beckel        Mrs. H. Beckel         5.00
Capt. S.A. Burnap   Daniel & Rathburn    200.00
Nial Bryan          Norman Bryan          70.00
Jno. Cady           Mrs. Jno. Cady        20.00
Wm. C. Corbett      Mrs. Wm. C. Corbett   25.00
Elias Conant        Mrs. Elias Conant     30.00
Royal Church        James Church          30.00
Thos. Stevenson     Mrs. Thos. Stevenson  30.00
Henry Bickle        Mrs. Henry Bickle     25.00
R.W. Miller         Mrs. R. W. Miller     15.00
D.P. Wright         Daniel & Rathburn     15.00
Eugene Atkinson          same             15.00
James I. Archer     E. Archer Jr.         25.00
H. McNaughton       Mrs. H. McNaughton    25.00
Horace Williamson   David Williamson      20.00
Jno. W. Hawley      Mrs. Jno. Hawley      15.00
C. Downing Jr.      C. Downing Sr.        20.00
Martin Woodard      Mrs. M. Woodard       30.00
Oliver Kimes        Mrs. Oliver Kimes     20.00
Austin Pharselius   Elijah Austin         15.00
Jno. Aleshire       Daniel & Rathburn     20.00
N.C. Cook                same             18.00
Chas. Conley             same             15.00
Jno. R. Conley           same             15.00
James Decker        Mrs. James Decker     85.00
Jno. Decker         Daniel & Rathburn     25.00
D.D. Davis          Moses Davis           10.00
Michael Doland      Jno. Doland           10.00
Eli O. Davis        Daniel & Rathburn     15.00
Elisha Enoch        Joseph Enoch          20.00
Jno. Fraush         Mrs. Jno. Fraush      10.00
Andrew Forbs        David Forbs           10.00
Jno. Grimm          Mrs. Jno. Grimm       20.00
Samuel Hood         Mrs. Samuel Hood      15.00
Jno. Atkinson       Daniel & Rathburn     10.00
Oleroy Halsey       Mrs. Oleroy Halsey    20.00
Sardine Higley      Joel P. Higley        50.00
Joseph Erwin        Mrs. Joseph Erwin     95.00
Adam Braus          Daniel & Rathburn     15.00
Jno. N. Long        Wm. Long              10.00
Isaac Lyons         M.G. Hamilton         10.00
Sam Lyons           M.J. Hamilton         15.00
-------             Edward Wesson         20.00
M. Moore            David H. Moore        15.00
Wm. Moore                same             20.00
Hiram Moore              same             15.00
E. Parker           Jno. H. Parker        20.00
Cyrus C.A. Paulk    Geo. Womeldorf        20.00
Anderson Price      Mrs. Anderson Price   20.00
Sheffield Russell   Sheffield Russell Jr. 20.00
Ezekial Sedon       James Adoms           15.00
Lorenzo Savage      Conrad Savage         15.00
Jeremiah Smith      Mrs. Jeremiah Smith   15.00
Thos. M. Watson     Benj. Watson          20.00
Henry Wehrung       Mrs. H. Wehrung       30.00
S.E. Newman         Mrs. Olive Newman     75.00
James R. Hysell     J.B. Hysell           20.00
Lt. D.R. Jacobs     Daniel & Rathburn    200.00
Lt. Jno. Brechtel   Mrs. Jno. Brechtel    20.00
Lt. O.F. Walker     Daniel & Rathburn    100.00

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Meigs County Telegraph
August 17, 1865

NOTICE

Caroline M. ROBERTS, late widow of Edward K. Roberts, (and who has since intermarried with
John R. Roberts,) John R. Roberts, and Judson Roberts and Mary Emily Roberts heirs at law of
the said Edward K. Roberts, deceased.  Will take notice that John T. James
administrator of the estate of Edward K. Roberts, on the 3d day of June A.D. 1865, filed
his petition in the Probate Court, within and for the county of Meigs and State of Ohio,
setting forth that the said Edward K. Roberts, on the 24th day of November, A.D. 1858, the said
Edward K. Roberts then being full of life, made and entered into a certain contract in writing
of that date whereby he agreed to sell and convey to one Hugh Williams, the following
described real estate, situate in Meigs county and State of Ohio, and being a part of 100 acre
Lot No. 306, it being 20 feet wide off of the north end of a lot conveyed by C.W. Dabney et
ux, to Samuel Whetstone by deed dated November 8 1855, in consideration of the sum of $400.00 to
be paid in installments.  The said petition further set forth that said Hugh Williams is now
ready to pay the balance due on said contract and desires a deed to be made to him for said
real estate.
     The prayer of said petition is therefore that the said parties may be notified of the
pendency of said petition, that said petition stands for hearing in said Court on Monday the
11th day of September, A.D. 1865, at ten o'clock a.m., and that upon the final hearing of the
said petition, the administrator may be authorized upon the receipt of the balance of
said purchase money to make execute and deliver to the said purchaser a deed in fee simple for
said real estate.
     JOHN T. JAMES
     Adm'r of Edward K. Roberts, dec'd
By L. Paine, Attorney
Dated August 3d 1865

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Meigs County Telegraph
December 14, 1865

NOTICE

Robert JONES of the town of Aberdare, Glanmorganshire, South Wales, will take notice
that Ruth Jones of the county of Meigs, in the state of Ohio, did on the 11th day of December,
A.D. 1865, file her petition in the Court of Common Pleas, within and for the county of Meigs
in said state of Ohio, against the said Rob't Jones, charging the said Robert Jones with
adultery with certain persons, to-wit: Elizabeth Vipan and Big Nance, and praying that she may be
divorced from the said Robert Jones, and the said Robert Jones is notified that he is
required to appear and answer said petition at the next term of said Court.     RUTH JONES
     By Burnap & Stansbury, her Attorneys
     Dated December 11th, 1865.

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Pomeroy Telegraph
September 20, 1866

     The steamer Allena May, Capt. Sam'l HAMILTON running between
Gallipolis and Guyandotte, exploded her boiler at 11 a.m. Saturday, near
the head of Raccoon Island, four miles below Gallipolis.  The steamer
Nora being near, rendered assistance and brought part of the injured to
Gallipolis.
     The following is the list of injured, as far as ascertained:  Capt.
Sam'l Hamilton, thigh broken; J. OVERALL, mate, badly scalded; Robert
HAMILTON, watchman, slightly scalded; J.M. WARLEY, deck hand, killed;
Amos HUBBARD, fireman, killed; William WOODS, ba(r)?-keeper, slightly
injured; Ben HUMPHREYS, steward, slightly injured; Downing WALDY, clerk,
cut and scalded; John OLIVER, engineer, slightly injured; John HAMILTON,
striker, slightly injured John SHEPHERD, passenger, of Gallipolis,
killed; Gideon LOCKE, of Mercer, Va., scalded and scalp injured, not
fatal; Alfred FLOWERS, passenger of Guyandotte, badly injured; Dr.
HANNAN, of Swan Creek, slightly injured.
     The Allena May was owned by Captain Jonathan HAMILTON of
Gallipolis.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
April 4, 1867

Mr. G. P. FREDERICK has opened a Cigar and Tobacco Store on Front street,
Pomeroy, and good judges of the "weed" say that he keeps a prime article
of each.  He is also extensively engaged in the manufacture of the
"American Star Bitters," which are meeting with a good sale here and
elsewhere.  We don't like bitters, but persons who are fond of such
things will find those put up by Mr. Frederick the genuine thing.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
April 11, 1867

The New Town Council
 
     We understand that the new Council met Monday evening and
organized.  Mr. Henry WEHE declined to qualify and Major SKINNER was
chosen to fill the vacancy.  We also understand that at the last meeting
of the old Council they voted to instruct the Cemetery Committee to sell
to the Naomi Lodge of the Odd Fellows one acre in the new Cemetery for
one hundred dollars.  The Committee, however, presented a remonstrance
to the new Council immediately after they organized as being unwise and
detrimental to the financial interests of the Cemetery enterprise.  They
could not in this way get first cost on the property purchased.  It
behooves the public and each interested individual of the public to look
somewhat critically into this Cemetery business and see that all matters
connected therewith are sound and straight; and attention is
particularly called to laying out the ground, if it is not already too
late.  We heretofore stated our belief that insufficient skill has been
employed in what has been done, and very little taste has been displayed
in the plan.  This ought to be seen to and remedied if possible,
otherwise it may become dead property, and a burden to the town.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
May 2, 1867

     The heavy and continuous rain on Tuesday evening seriously
interfered with the concert of Madame SIEMINSKI, at the Courthouse,
preventing the attendance of most of our citizens.  To the few who were
present, however, the performers discoursed most excellent music, and
gave general satisfaction.  Madame Sieminski is unquestionably one of
the best flutists of the age.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
May 16, 1867

On Tuesday last, we saw the organ of the Catholic Church, of this place,
which has been undergoing repairs at the hands of Mr. J.M. SIEMINSKI.

From a useless and dilapidated collection of reeds and sticks, it has
been restored to its original form as an instrument of music, perfect in
tune throughout the key-board, and as good as new save some spots and
scratches.  It shows that Mr. S. fully understands the work upon which
he has been charged.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
May 16, 1867

     About 3 o'clock, on Thursday afternoon last, a fire was discovered
bursting from the dwelling of Mr. A.B. DONNALLY, situated on Front
street, a few rods above Naylor's Run.  The alarm was promptly given,
and in an incredibly short space of time many hundreds of citizens were
upon the ground well equipped with buckets to do battle with the
flames.  When we arrived on the ground, a line had been formed from the
fire to the river, and hundreds of buckets were being passed to and
fro.  At that time the whole upper part of the building seemed to be in
flames, and it appeared utterly impossible to save it from total
destruction.  All hands however went to work with a will, and very soon
it was discovered that the flames were giving way before the almost
continuous stream of water which was being thrown upon them.  Salt was
also spread over the roofs of the adjacent buildings to prevent the fire
from spreading.

     The fire commenced in a part of the building remote from any flue
or chimney, and as none of the inmates of the house had been there with
a light, it is impossible to determine in what manner it originated.

     There was an insurance of $1,200 on the building, which will about
cover the loss.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
June 6, 1867

THANKS.  We render our thanks to Mrs. John RUBLE for the gift of two
quarts of the largest, finest and most delicious strawberries that have
been or can be raised in this county this season.
 
On Thursday last, Mr. John HOFFMAN, who lives in the neighborhood of
Coalport, lost two valuable horses by drowning, in the Ohio River, just
above the mouth of Monkey Run.  Mr. Hoffman was driving the horses, who
were hitched to a two horse wagon, along Front street, and while
attempting to turn them into a street leading up Monkey Run, they became
unmanageable, and backed over the bank into the river.  The wagon and
harness were recovered.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
June 20, 1867

LOST.  About the middle of September last a girl by the name of Annie
Potts, 12 years old and small for her age, left her mother's residence
in Pleasant County, West Virginia, for Pomeroy, since which time nothing
has been heard from her.  Any information concerning her will be
thankfully received by her distressed mother, Mrs. Mahala Potts, at
Corbett's Post Office, West  Virginia.
 
EMPTY.  The county boarding-house as it has been called, or as it has
been called by its inmates, "The Diamond Hotel," has been empty for the
last sixteen days.  This is a somewhat unusual event, and our good
friend Bradfield, the keeper of the institution, is at a loss to account
for the phenomenon.  He wishes to know whether society is growing
better, or have the saloon-keepers been watering their whisky so much of
late that it has ceased to operate in its accustomed way?  A screw is
evidently loose somewhere.

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Meigs County Telegraph
August 1, 1867

We learn that while a funeral procession was returning from Locust Grove
Cemetery on Saturday last, the hearse was overturned and pretty
effectually demolished.  The buggy of Mr. H. G. DANIEL was also
overturned at the same place, but fortunately without injury to the
vehicle or its occupants.  It seems to us that these occurrences ought
to convince our authorities of the immediate necessity of constructing a
good road to the new cemetery.  In good weather the present road is
unsafe for travel, and when winter comes on we may expect it to become
utterly impassable.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
September 26, 1867

Mr. J.W. SINGERS, the gentlemanly agent of the Middleport Flouring Mill
in this place, has turned over that establishment to Mr. W.J. Prall, and
is about to leave for Parkersburg, West Virginia, where he will open a
flour and feed store for the same parties by whom he has been employed
here.  Mr. S. is an "A, No. 1" man, and we regret exceedingly to have
him leave here.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
March 5, 1868

Information Wanted
 
     Jacob KAUTZ, a boy about 14 years of age, disappeared from his home
in Pomeroy, on Friday, Jan. 31, last.  He was last seen in the
neighborhood of Middleport.  He was dressed in a short brown jacket,
black pants, black felt hat, somewhat worn.  Any information in regard
to the boy will be thankfully received by his afflicted
parents.          WENDELL KAUTZ
 
     The editors will confer a special favor by noticing the above.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
March 26, 1868

BIG MEN.  Other counties in Ohio may boast of their large beets,
squashes, cattle, &c., but in the way of big MEN Meigs claims to equal
the best.  For example, two of our prominent citizens, Mr. Isaac
CARLETON, of Syracuse, and Mr. Elson PADEN, of Letart, happening to meet
in a store in Pomeroy, a few days since, and being considerably
impressed with the dimensions of each other, a proposal was naturally
entertained to test matters on the scales and see which would "kick the
beam."  The result was that Mr. Carleton was found to weigh 360 pounds
and Mr. Paden an even 300.  Mr. Carleton, after the result became known,
took a walk around his ponderous opponent, and probably while suffering
from the fatigue of the exercise, expressed serious doubts as to the
correctness of the test.  Mr. Carleton is the founder of "Carleton
College" at Syracuse, which is now in the process of  erection, he
having given the land on which it stands, the brick composing its walls,
and fifty acres of coal as a means of raising a permanent endowment
fund.  He therefore has a heart  corresponding to the size of his body.
Mr. Paden we believe is Postmaster at Plants, Ohio, a place which takes
its name from our present member of Congress.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
April 5, 1871

CATHOLIC CONGREGATION
Baptized March 26, Anna Nora, born March 16, 1871, daughter of Timothy
Sullivan and Eliza Crosby.

Baptized March 26, Eva, born March 17, 1871, daughter of Michael Woote
and Margaret Jacobs.

Baptized March 26, Joseph and Josepha, twin children of Anthony
Eisenmann and Philomena Muller, born March 19, 1871.

Baptized April 2, Edward, born March 26, 1871, son of Bernard Curtis and
Mary Crough.

Baptized April 2, Helena, born March 26, 1871, daughter of Nicholas
Curtis and Bridget Carr.

Baptized April 2, Joseph, born April 1, 1871, son of Lawrence Huber and
Catherine Ulrich.

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Pomeroy Crescent Weekly
April 6, 1871

Some of the juveniles of this place who obstruct the sidewalks by playing 
marbles seem to imagine that said sidewalks were made on purpose for their 
benefit.  Get out of the way liliputians and give grown up people a chance to 
pedestrinate.

[Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]



Meigs County Telegraph
May 3, 1871

CATHOLIC CONGREGATION
Baptized April 9, John William, born March 25, 1871, son of George Meier
and Mary Strauss.

Baptized the same day, Anton, born March 29, 1871, son of Charles Wink
and Sussanna Rappold.

Baptized the same day, Peter, born April 5, 1871, son of John Baum and
Elizabeth Vogt.

Baptized April 21, Jacob, son of John Ulrich and Caroline Grinder, born
April 15, 1871.

Buried May 1, Anton Wink, aged 20 days.

Buried May 2, Joseph Eisenmann, aged 1 month and 5 days.

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Meigs County Telegraph
May 31, 1871

One day last week, while Marshal Simms was driving some little
porkers to the pound, that were unprovided for in the way of pens, one
of them became alarmed by some hostile demonstration from Lon, and
jumped through the front window of Mrs. Kennedy's Millinery Store, on
Front street, creating quite an excitement among the inmates.  Query -
Who pays for that glass?

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Meigs County Telegraph
May 31, 1871

LON SIMMS says that he did not drive that little porker through
Mrs. Kennedy's window, as stated by us last week, which the same he is
free to maintain.  It was one of his deputies.

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Meigs County Telegraph
August 23, 1871

     PERSONAL.-- Mr. Henry STIVERS, Esq., of  Oceola, Clark County,
Iowa, formerly typo in this office, is here on a visit to his numerous
friends.
 
     REV. H.P. WOGAN, who has been preaching in Illinois, Wisconsin and
Nebraska, for two years and a half past, has just returned to Salisbury,
and while spending a few months among his friends at home, will hold
religious services at the Freewill Baptist Church, on Hiland's Hill, two
miles north of Pomeroy.  At 7-1/2 o'clock P.M., on the next Sabbath, and
at such other times as occasion may demand.
 
POMEROY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Services of the following teachers have been secured for the ensuing
year:

CENTRAL
Mr. E.E. Spalding, Principal
Grammar School - Misses Caroline and Uranie Stivers
Intermediate - Miss Emma Sanders and Miss Sarah N. Hatfield
Secondary - Miss Emma Whiteside
Primary - Miss ------ Kennedy and Miss Molly Crary
German School - Mr. H. Stahl

FIRST WARD
Secondary - Miss Sarah Walters
Primary - Miss ------ Lasley
Colored School - Mr. Elijah Hutton

THIRD WARD
Miss Linnie Gallagher
Miss Clara Coy
Miss Lula Holt
Miss Nettie Foster
Colored School - John Gorsuch

FOURTH WARD
Mr. A.D. Weed
Miss A.E. Pugh
Miss L.A. Jones

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Meigs County Telegraph
September 13, 1871

HERMAN WIGGLEMAN, a German living in the Second Ward of this city, was
badly injured yesterday, in the Excelsior Coal Bank, by being caught
between the roof and a wagon loaded with coal on which he was riding.
 
MR. ABRAHAM FRUITH, late of this city, was injured by the explosion of
the boiler in a flouring mill he was tending, at New Haven, Indiana, on
the 7th inst.  Not dangerously.  There were two men killed in the
explosion.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
October 4, 1871

     I.N. WEBSTER, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Middleport, had his
business house and stable burned on Friday, September 22.  Most of his
goods, machinery, &c., were saved, but a fine span of horses were burned
up before they could be rescued.
 
     John HATCHIE was seriously injured by a kick from a horse, on last
Monday.
 
     Louis GODFREID accidentally shot himself in the hand on Monday
last.
 
     We learn Mr. A. BLUMENTHAL is going to erect a fine business house
upon the front of the lot  upon which he now lives.
 
     The Ohio River has reached its lowest stage during this week, and
is lower than for three years past.  A good sized catfish can't go
through Buffington.
 
     A fire broke out last Wednesday morning in the residence of Mr.
John GROGAN, in the Fourth Ward of this city.  It was discovered and
extinguished before it had made much headway.  Middleport Fire Company
put in an appearance with their machine, but arrived too late to render
much assistance.  Loss about $100.  It is supposed to have originated
from some children playing with matches.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
January 17, 1872

POMEROY mice evidently do not know the value on greenbacks; as they use
them in making their nests.  We were shown quite a number of bills that
had been used in that way, at the Confectionery of Mr. David Llewellyn,
on Court street, a few days since.  They were badly "chawed" up.  Mr. L.
had got the remnants pasted together for the purpose of sending them to
Washington for redemption; but there were a good many missing pieces.
Eight dollars were found in one nest.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
January 31, 1872

Here is a report on attendance for Pomeroy High School from 1872.  Talk
about having something go one your permanent record!  Cheryl Hartley

The following is the report of the Pomeroy High School for the month
ending January 26, 1872:

...........................Absent..............Tardy
Mary Bogan...................8...................2
Mary Branch..................3...................5
Ada Chapman.................10..................."
Lottie Grant.................3...................1
Ella Moore..................."..................."
Reckie Rhem..................3...................1
Lizzie Silverman.............1..................."
Fannie Smith.................2..................."
Albert Brown................."...................1
Ed. Cartwright...............2...................1
Dana Geyer..................."..................."
George Grant................."..................."
Nelville Hoff................"...................1
George Katz..................9..................."
Will Moore..................."..................."
Fred Train..................."..................."
Will Osborn..................6..................."
Atkinson Ida.................3...................6
Lizzie Atkinson..............6...................5
Linnie Humphrey..............9...................3
Annie Katz..................19...................3
Lena Rhem....................8..................."
Ben Ackley...................1...................4
Chas. Ioachim................8...................3
Thomas Todd..................2...................3
Jerry Ackley................11...................6

     Four absences of number one, ten of three, three of number four,
ten of number twenty-one, eight of number twenty-two, five of number
fourteen, six of number twenty-four, were caused by sickness.

Per cent. of attendance, girls......................78
Per cent. of attendance, boys.......................90
Average attendance..................................84

     The following report gives some items respecting the condition of
the public schools, for the week ending Jan. 26:

No. of pupils enrolled...................964
No. attending any part of the week.......898
No. cases of tardiness...................249
No. cases of truancy......................17
No. cases reported to parents.............12
No. suspended.............................11
Average attendance.......................841
Per cent. of..............................88

     Highest per cent. of attendance was 97.2, in Karr's Run colored
school; the lowest per cent. of attendance was 80, in Hill colored
school.

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Meigs County Telegraph
March 20, 1872

Dr. HOFF, City Health Officer, informs us that there is a case of small
pox in the Fourth Ward (Coalport) of our city.  It was brought from
Cincinnati in the playthings of a child which had died there with the
disease.  Measures have been taken to confine the disease within its
present quarters.
 
The stage driver from Portland to Gallipolis died a few days ago of
small pox.
 
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Meigs County Telegraph
January, 1873

DIVORCE NOTICE -- George KIMMICH, a convict in the Penitentery, at Columbus, 
in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, is notified that Rebecka Jane 
KIMMICH, did on the 17th day of December, A.D. 1872 file her petition in the 
office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the crime of horse 
stealing and grand larceny, and that he was found guilty of said crime, and 
sentenced to the Penitentiary for the term of four years, and asking that she 
may be divorced from the said George M. KIMMICH, which petition will stand 
for hearing at the next term of said court
REBECKA JANE KIMMICH by F.C. RUSSELL, her Att'y
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DIVORCE NOTICE --  Joseph ROBINSON vs Mary ROBINSON
Mary ROBINSON, of the town of Xenia, in the county of Clay, in the State of 
Illinois, is notified that Joseph ROBISON did, on the 19th day of November, 
A.D. 1872, file his petition in the office of the Clerk of the Court of 
Common Pleas, within and for the county of Meigs and State of Ohio, charging 
the said Mary ROBISON with willful absence from him for more than three 
years, and asking that he may be divorced from the said Mary ROBISON, which 
petition will stand for hearing at the next term of said Court.  JOSEPH 
ROBINSON by O.L.Bradbury, this Att'y.
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DIVORCE NOTICE
Noahiah SIBERT, in the State of West Virginia, is notified that Elizabeth 
SIBERT, did on the 17th day of December, A.D. 1872 file her petition in the 
office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, within and for the county 
of Meigs and State of Ohio, charging the said Noadiah SIBERT with adultery, 
with one Margaret ERWIN, at the stable of Abraham SIBERT, in Chester 
Township, Meigs County, Ohio on the 21st day of March A.D. 1871, and asking 
to be divorced from the said Noadiah SIBERT, which petition will stand for 
hearing at the next term of said court.
ELIZABETH SIBERT
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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE
The undersigned has been duly appointed executors of the estate of Benjamin 
BIGGS, late of Meigs Co., deceased.  All persons indebted to the estate are 
requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same 
will, without delay, present them to the undersigned for allowance.
SELDEN and HANNAH BIGG
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ROAD NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a petition will be presented to the Commissioners 
of Meigs County, Ohio, at their next session, praying for an alteration in 
the county road leading from Racine to Oldtown, the alteration prayed for 
viz: beginning in said road near the Forest Rose school house, in Lebanon 
Township, and on the premises of George W. COWDERY; thence a westerly 
direction to near and north of said COWDERY'S tan house; thence nearly 
parallel with said road and as high up on the south road across George W. 
CHOWDERY'S, John KAYS' and D.M. BYERS' land and intersect said road near the 
east line of Peter HARPOLD'S land.
MANY PETIONER
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ATTACHMENT NOTICES --
W. A. RACE, plaintiff, against Ira HOPPER, defendant.  Before James G. DERRY, 
J.P., of Scipio township, Meigs County Ohio.  On the 14th day of November, 
A.D. 1872, said Justice issued an order of attachment in the above action for 
the sum of twenty-five dollars and fifty-two cents, the above action is set 
for hearing on the 14th day of January, A.D., 1873.

William SMITH, plaintiff, against B.B. MCDONNALSON, Cyrus TILTON & CO., 
defendants.  Before P.B. DICKERSON, J.P., of Salisbury Township, Meigs 
County, Ohio.  On the 18th day of November, 1872, said Justice issued an 
order of attachment in the above action for the sum of one hundred and 
twenty-five dollars.

Charles BLANKENSHIP, plaintiff, vs. B.B. MCDONALD & CO., a company of persons 
formed to carry on business, in the state of Ohio, and not incorporated, 
defendants.  Before P.B. DICKERSON, a Justice of the Peace, of Salisbury 
Township, Meigs County, Ohio.  On the 18th day of November, A.D. 1872, said 
Justice issued an order of attachment in the above action, for the sum of 
sixty three dollars.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
James H. PARR vs Thos. H. HOPKINS et al. -- Order of Sale
By virtue of an order of sale from the Court of Common Pleas of Meigs County, 
Ohio, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at the door of the Courthouse 
of said county, in Pomeroy, Ohio.  On Saturday, January 25, 1873, between the 
hours of 1 and 2 o'clock, a.m. of said day, the following lands and tenement, 
situated in the said county of Meigs and State of Ohio, and in the township 
of Letart and bounded and described as follows, viz: being a fifth division 
of originally drawn in the name of COGSHALL and OLNEY, in the draught of the 
Ohio Company's, containing one hundred acres more or less, and is numbered 
two hundred and forty one (241) and for a more particular description of said 
lot reference may be had to the plan and records of the said Ohio Company.  
Appraised at $8,000.  Terms of sale -- CASH.  Given under my hand this 25th 
day of Dec., T. MALLORY, Sheriff of Meigs County.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
John CHALFAN vs John F. MARTIN -- Vendi Exponas
By virtue of an vendi exponas from the court of Common Pleas of Meigs County, 
Ohio and to me directed, I will offer for sale at the door of the Courthouse, 
of said county in Pomeroy, Ohio.  On Saturday, January 25, 1873, between the 
hours of 11 and 12 o'clock, a.m. of said day, the following real estate, of 
the said John F. MARTIN, in said county of Meigs to wit:  the northeast 
quarter of section number seventeen, in town number seven, and range number 
fourteen, of the Ohio Company's Purchase, containing one hundred and sixty 
acres, more or less, being the same land conveyed to the said John F. MARTIN 
by Martin HECOX, sheriff of Meigs County, by deed dated the 25th January, 
A.D., 1865 in volume twenty seven, pages two hundred and eighty four and two 
hundred and eight five, Records of Deeds, in and for Meigs County, Ohio, 
except twenty seven acres off the northeast corner, which was set off as a 
homestead to Mary MARTIN, wife of the siad John F. MARTIN, in the case of the 
Bank of Athens, against John F. MARTIN, et al.
Appraised at $5,320.  Terms of sale, cash.  Given under my hand this 25th day 
of Dec. T. MALLORY, Sheriff of Meigs County.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
Henry DILCHER vs Adam REUTER -- Order of Sale
By virtue of an order of sale from the Court of Common Pleas of Meigs County, 
Ohio, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at the door of Courthouse of 
said county, in Pomeroy, Ohio on Saturday, January 25, 1873, between the 
hours of 10 and 11 o'clock, a.m. of said day the following described land and 
tenements, situated in the City of Pomeroy, in the County of Meigs aforesaid, 
and known and described as follows, viz:  it being in fraction number 
seventeen, in section number twenty, in town two and range thirteen, being a 
lot situated on the east side of the Sugar Run road and being the same on 
which the said Adam REUTER now resides, and more particularly described as 
follows, to-wit:  beginning at the northwest corner of Stephen OHLINGER'S lot 
 thence north 19 degree, east eight feet to a corner on the line of a lot 
formerly owned by Conrod REUTER 2d; thence north seventy-one degrees, west to 
the road, thence south fourteen degrees, west eighty-two feet to a corner 
near the corner of REUTER'S house; thence south seventy-one degrees, east 
about ninety feet to the place of beginning, being the same real estate, 
heretofore conveyed to said Adam REUTER by S.W. POMEROY, by deed dated 
October 18, 1858.  Appraised at $1,200.  Terms of sale, cash in hand.
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SHERIFF SALE
John W. MACK vs Urias ERWIN --  Vendi Exponas
By virtue of a vendi exponas issued from the Court of Common Pleas of Meigs 
County, Ohio, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at the door of the 
Courthouse, of said County, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Saturday, February 1, 1873, 
between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock, a.m. of said day the following real 
estate of the said Urias ERWIN, situate in said county of Meigs, to-wit: 
commencing at the center line of said section twenty-nine; thence south 
forty-two and two-thirds rods; thence west thirty-one rods; thence north 
forty-two and two-thirds rods, thence east thirty-one rods to the place of 
beginning, containing eight and one-fourth acres.  Appraised at $211.  Terms 
of sale, cash.
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SHERIFF'S SALE
Douglas PUTNAM vs Jesse V. STEVENS -- Order of Sale
By virtue of an order of sale from the Court of Common Pleas of Miegs County, 
Ohio, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at the door of the Courthouse 
of said County, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Saturday, January 25, 1873, between the 
hours of 2 and 3 o'clock, p.m. of said day the following lands and tenements 
situated in Salisbury Township, in said County of                   Meigs, 
and being the southeast quarter of fraction number seventeen, in section 
twenty-two, town two, of range thirteen, supposed to contain seventy acres.  
Appraised at $2,100.  Terms of sale, cash.
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[I have transcribed the above without changing spelling, grammar or 
punctuation. The text is as it appeared in the newspaper. 

Connie Cotterill Schumaker]



Ohio Waisenfreund
July 31, 1873

Für den neuen Anbau au das Schulhaus sind ferner
eingegangen:

Unterschrieben:  Verzahlt:
Von früher                             $203.50
Franz Glockner            $40.00         50.00
Anton Rappold der Zweite   10.00         10.00
Anton Rappold der Dritte    5.00          5.00
Johann Zwilling der Erste  10.00         10.00
Lorenz Becker              10.00         10.00
Frau Hoffmann                            10.00
Hugh Curtis                 5.00          5.00
John Kieling                5.00          5.00
R. Baum                     8.00          8.00
Joh. Grieser               10.00         10.00
Frau Vincent                3.00          3.00
Jakob Roll                  5.00          5.00
Daniel März                 6.00          3.00
Joh. Rose                   5.00          5.00
Joh. Schäfer                5.00          5.00
Ric. Wisten                 5.00          5.00
Franz Wippel                8.00          8.00
Peter Oeffler              10.00         10.00
Daniel Grieser                            5.00
Jakob Young                               8.00
Peter Grieser                             5.00
Joseph Krauss              10.00          3.00
Valentin Lar??              9.00          3.00
Johann Zwilling der Zweite                5.00
Ric. Curtis                               5.00
Patrik Clark                              1.00
Patrik Curtis                             2.00
Elias Wippel (zweiter Beitrag)           10.00
M. Weisenbach               8.00          2.00
Franz Gräs                                5.00
Ungenannt                                 2.00

Summe                                  $414.50

Transcribed by Cheryl Hartley



Meigs County Republican
April 5th, 1876

Sheriff's Sale
John PUGH vs Owen THOMAS, et. al  --  Order of Sale
By virtue of an order of sale, issued by the Court of Common Pleas, of Meigs 
county, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the 
door of the court house in Pomeroy on Saturday, the 8th day of April, A.D., 
1876, between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 12 m. of said day the 
following described lands and tenements situated in the county of Meigs and 
state of Ohio and the village of Middleport. to wit:  all of the tract or 
parcel of land known as lot No. 4 in the town of Lower Pomeroy (Now 
Middleport).  Said lot appraised at $1400.  Terms of sale cash.
Given under my hand this 8th day of March, A.D., 1876.
J.C. MCELROY, Sheriff of M.C.
A.J.GREEN, Attorney for PP'ff
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Sheriff's Sale
Amanda LYON, a minor vs Louisa H. CLUP and W. E. CLUP
Notice is hereby given that I will, by virtue of an order of sale issued by 
the Court of Common Pleas, of Meigs county and to me directed, offer for 
sale, at public auction, at the door of the court house, in Pomeroy, on
Saturday, the 8th day of April, A.D., 1876, between the hours of 11 o'clock 
a.m. and 12 m. of said day, the following land and tenement, situated in the 
county of Meigs and state of Ohio, and the Village of Middleport. to wit:  
Commencing 22 feet from the south easterly corner of lot No. 145 at the end 
of the alley on Mill street, in the village of Middleport, thence westerly 
along said Mill street 22 feet thence northerly 78 feet thence easterly 
parallel with said Mill street 22 feet, thence southerly 78 feet to the place 
of beginning, being 22 feet fronting on said Mill Street and 78 feet deep.  
Appraised at $150.00.  Terms of sale cash.  Given under my hand this 8th day 
of March A.D. 1876.
J.C. MCELORY, Sheriff of M.C.
RUSSELL and RUSSELL, Att'ys for PP'ff
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NOTICE
Rufus P. MURRAY of the State of Missouri and Catharine GEIGER and William J. 
GEIGER of Pomeroy, Ohio will take notice that a petition was filed against 
them on the 22th day of March A.D., 1876, in the court of common pleas, 
within and for the county of Meigs and State of Ohio, by Alexander H. MURRAY, 
demanding partition of the following real estate to wit:
Lot no. 29, in Behau's Addition to the town of Middleport, Ohio; also the 
following described lot of land, in the town of Middleport, on which Hampton 
MURRAY resided at the time of his decease, being 175 feet on Second street of 
said town, beginning at north west corner of J.W. LYONS lot on Second street; 
thence running East 196 feet to Front Street, thence North 175 feet on Front 
street; thence West 196 feet to Second Street; thence south 175 feet to the 
place of beginning.  And that at the next term of said Court the said 
Alexander H. MURRAY will apply for an order that partition may be made of 
said premises.
Alexander H. MURRAY
RUSSELL and RUSSELL,  his Att'ys
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Ads -- there are two ads appearing in this paper for Bangor Insurance Co., 
(located in Bangor, Maine) and Firemens Insurance Company (located in Dayton, 
Ohio) listing their agent in Middleport, Ohio as R. DOWNING.

[Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]



Meigs County Republican
April 5th, 1876

POMEROY NEWS

The following gentlemen were elected to serve on the newly organized school 
board:  W. G. Penny, 1st ward, 3 years; Wm. McKnight, 2d ward, one year; D.C. 
Whaley, 3d ward, two years; D. R. Jacobs, 3d ward, one year; T.H. Davis, 4th 
ward, three years.  The above ticket was nominated at a mass convention held 
last Friday night, regardless of party, to make nominations for the board of 
education, distributed in wards as above.  The meeting on Friday night was 
the largest gathering of the season, showing that the "school question" is 
very near to the people of all classes.  Judge Stanbery president and H. B. 
Smith acted as secretary.  There were but two candidates presented for the 
1st, 2d, and 3d wards, but the third ward was on its ear, and the names of 12 
or 15 prominent men were announced.  D. C. Whaley was nominated over all 
opposition on first ballot, leaving a tie between them, the next highest one 
of whom was Logan Harris, a colored man.  On Second ballot D. R. Jacobs 
snowed under all of his opponents.  The board is composed of unquestionably 
good men, and an improvement in our schools is anticipated; though I do not 
say that our schools are not good, but only that in some little things they 
might be improved.

Robert Ashworth's dwelling house, near Chester, was burned last Sunday P.M. 
Unable to obtain any particulars.

S.A.M. Moore met with a very serious accident last Sunday, he was as I learn 
descending the railway at the Sugar Run Salt Works, on one of the cars, 
standing up, with his back to the river, when for some purpose, the man at 
the lever suddenly stopped the car, Mr. Moore fell backwards down the hill, 
striking his head and shoulders on the rocks, causing very painful injuries, 
and at first it was feared very dangerous ones,  At present writing Mr. Moore 
is resting quite easy.

Henry Long, who worked something like 80 days on the chain gang last winter, 
was remanded to jail last Saturday charged with threatening to burn the 
dwelling house of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Burcher, in the fourth ward.

A Greenback meeting was held last Monday night, and H. B. Smith appointed a 
delegate to the Greenback Convention, to be held at Columbus on the sixth of 
this month.

Hobert Bowman and family left for western Iowa, last Monday morning on the 
Telegraph.

Chapman shows his faith by his works, by going to the convention at Columbus 
via Cincinnati instead of going over land on the line of "splendid coaches" 
-- a correct photograph of which appeared in the Telegraph a few weeks ago.

Feiger, the photographer, went to Clifton last Thursday and took a negative 
of the public school building, including the teachers and scholars -- it is 
designed for the Centennial and makes a very pretty picture.

At present writing I have been unable to get anything like complete returns, 
but it seems that the entire township ticket was elected, and in the first 
ward N.R. Nye was elected assessor and Chris Behrs councilman -- both 
Republicans.  Second ward; J. C. Probst was elected councilman and Frank 
Rathburn assessor -- both Republicans.  Third ward, D. R. Jacobs elected 
councilman and H. Beebers assessor -- both Democrats.  Fourth ward, W. H. 
Owens Rep. Councilman and Owen Curtis Dem. assessor.  M. Russell (Rep.) was 
elected city solicitor by a handsome majority over Martin Hayes.  The 2d ward 
was never known to go Republican before while the 3d ward gave Mr. Jacobs a 
large majority over Mr. Kraemer solely on account of his location, as it was 
determined by the residents of Sugar Run that that portion of the ward should 
have a councilman.

The following resolutions were adopted by Star Grange, No. 788, Meigs Co., 
Ohio, at a recent meeting:

Whereas, our worthy sister, LOUISA J. SMITH, wife of M.C. SMITH, our worthy 
Past Master, and a charter member of Star Grange, No. 778.  P. of H., was 
removed from our midst by the hand of death, March 23d, 1876: therefore be it:
Resolved, that in the death of Sister Smith.  Star Grange has lost a true and 
faithful sister, her husband a gentle and loving wife, and her child a loving 
mother.

Resolved, that we, as brothers and sisters, tender our heartfelt sympathies 
to the husband and relatives, in this, their great bereavement and trust that 
with us they may ever find true and lasting friends.

Resolved, that, while we deplore the loss that has fallen upon us for the 
first time in the history of our Grange, we will hold in grateful remembrance 
the memory of our departed sister.

Resolved, that in testimony of our sincere respect, we drape our charter and 
banner in mourning for thirty days.  That we present the bereaved husband a 
copy of these resolution, stamped with the seal of the Grange.

Resolved, that a copy of the same be recorded with the minutes of our 
meeting.  Also a copy be sent to the American Patron, Meigs County Telegraph 
and Meigs County Republican for publication.

Caroline S. Holiday, Mary Cahoon, Julia A. Green -- Committee

[Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]



Meigs Co. Republican
April 19, 1876

MARRIED
CAMP -- WRIGHT --At Cedar Home, April 16, 1876, by Elder V. C. Smith, Mr. 
John Q. CAMP and Miss Mittie WRIGHT, all of Rutland township.
POWELL --  EAKIN -- On the evening of the 12th inst., at the residence of the 
bride's father, in Rutland township, by the Rev. J. F. DICKSON,  Mr. Palemon 
C. POWELL and Miss Mary E. EAKIN, both of Meigs county.
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Board of Education
Board met in Council Chamber, Monday evening, April 17th, 1876.  Present: 
C.R. REED, R. DOWNING, John SCHREINER, W.M. SWALLOW, H.W. JONES, and J.S. 
BRADBURY.  The new members were qualified and took their seats.
The school law provides that at this meeting (the third Monday in April) all 
schools boards shall organize by the election of a President, Clerk and 
Treasurer, to serve the ensuing year.  Reading of minutes of previous meeting 
was dispensed with.  Board proceeded at once to ballot for President.  First 
ballot resulted -- REED 3, SWALLOW 2, 1 blank.  Second ballot stood -- REED 3 
SWALLOW 3.  Seventy-five ballotings were had up to the time our reporter 
left, all resulting -- REED 3 SWALLOW 3.  There were several motions made to 
adjourn during the balloting, and they all failed for want of a majority.  
The thing becoming monotonous, and threatening to interfere with the usual 
rest required by tired nature, we retired.  We learn that, after we left, two 
or three more ballots were had, and all with the same result -- 3 to 3.  At 
this point, three members of the Board took their hats and retired, leaving 
the Board without a quorum. No day was fixed upon for a future meeting, and 
the Board will be subject to the call of the President.
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The following statement shows the names of teachers employed in Salem 
township the past winter, the length of time taught, and compensations (?) 
received therefor:
Katie Miller, 4 months, $00
S. F. Smith, 4 months, $135
S.A. Powell, 3 months, $90
Emmet Edmundson, 5 months, $125
Alice Edmundson, 4 months, $100
Maria Edmundson, 4 months, $100
Annie Hughes, 2 month, $75
Samuel Swett, 3 months, $100
R.H. Brewster, 3 months, $106.50
Allen Edmundson, 4 months, $106
Jenny Darst, 3 months, $84
Alice Hays, 4 months, $100
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PERSONALS
Dr. Alonzo GARRETT, formerly of this vicinity, is now located in Pittsburgh, 
engaged in the manufacture of a patent pruning shear, which is highly 
recommended by Grangers, The Dr. gave us a pleasant call on Wednesday last.
Mr. W. ATKESON, editor of the Monitor, of West Columbia, just below 
Middleport, on the West Virginia side, was in town on Thursday last.  He is a 
genial clever gentleman, and is making the Monitor a very readable paper.  He 
talks of moving his office to Point Pleasant, just to annoy TIPPETTS, of the 
Register.
Charles A. MATHEWS, of this place, is on a visit to Washington City.  Perhaps 
there is a Post Office in the case, and perhaps, since Dana has been 
rejected, he is after the mission to England.  We hope he may pick up 
something fat.
Charles E. WALKER, student at Marietta College, is home on a visit during 
vacation week.  He chatted with us an hour on Friday last, and finally 
forgave us for blowing him up occasionally when he was dilatory about 
furnishing copy for the College Olio.  He will graduate in July, and will 
then enter a theological institution.  He reports other Meigs county boys 
home on a visit during vacation, as follows: A.J. AGEE, M.A. HAYS, C.K. 
WELLS, tutor, Gideon HENRY, and Thomas LEWIS.
Rev. John A. TENNEY, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Beverly, Washington 
county, preached very acceptably to the congregation of the Methodist Church 
of Middleport, on Sunday last.  He is an old friend of our, and was in 
attendance on the sessions of the Presbytery in Pomeroy.
George W. JACKSON, a former resident of this vicinity, but who has been 
absent several years, returned home last week.  He had many adventures since 
leaving Middleport, and spent most of the past winter in the Black Hills gold 
region.  He is in good health, and as brown as a nut.
Frank GRANT, of this place is on a trip to Washington City, to secure Letters 
Patent on a brick making machine which he has invented.  We were shown the 
model, and have not doubt he has a good thing.
Major J. B. DOWNING and wife of Middleport, take part in two musical concerts 
in Gallipolis, this week, under the auspices of the AEolean Club of that 
city.  The Major and his lady, being accomplished musicians, will add great 
interest to the occasions.
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Editor Republican:  Allow me, through the columns of your paper, to thank 
that man SKINNER, "Our DAD" for one of those copies you mentioned in your 
issue of April 5th.  The Meigs County paper has been a weekly visitor in our 
family for the past four years, and I assure you it is ever a welcome one, it 
is next to a letter from home.  "O, long may it wave," is the prayer of Ella 
D. KERNS, Buffalo, West, Virginia.
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The following marriage licenses were issued by the Probate Court, during the 
week ending the 17th inst.
Paleman D. POWELL to Mary E. EAKIN
Martin BUCK to Ella M. SANBORN
Charles S. BARNES to Adi J. GORBY
Howard C. DAY to Ella WHITE
George SPANIOL to Phoebe    STROHMEYER
John Q. CAMP to Mattie WRIGHT
John A. REED to Ellen SMITH
and another couple that made Judge STANBERY promise not to tell.
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List of letters remaining in the Middleport postoffice for the week ending 
April 15, 1876.  Sybil J. ALLIS, Rhoda BAILEY, Julia BURNETT, Carrie 
CARPENTER, Maggie CATHOON, Martiu FOX, Charles MOREHART, Maggie SOUER, Geo. 
W. SILKETT, Kattie ELWIG (Care of Geo. WARNER).
V.B. SMITH, P.M.
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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
(This is a long article with a lot of names.  What I am going to do here is 
only list the names.  If anyone is interested in the complete article or any 
part of it please contact me -- Schumaker4@aol.com)
J.J. WHITE (Mayor)
PHILLIPS, PROBST, SNOWDEN, RANNELS, LAUGHEAD, BEESON, ROBINSON SCHREINGER
Mr. BARTON, William PARK, S.B. WOMELDORFF (Wharfmaster)
W. V. LASHER
C.M. RUNNIAN, Jas. STEWART, John SHOTT
John PETERS (Marshall), J. SPRAGUE (Deputy), G. ALLENSWORTH (Constable), C. 
TILLMAN (Police), H. DICKSON
James PARKS, Thos. HEADLEY, W.B. PROBST
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ATTACHMENT NOTICE
W.M. SWALLOW, plaintiff against T.A. BEATON & C. H. GROSSENOR, partners doing 
business under the name of T.A. BEATON & Co.  Defendants.  Before J. S. SMITH 
Justice of the Peace of Salisbury, Meigs county, Ohio.  On the 17th day of 
April, A.D., 1876, said Justice issued an order of attachment in the above 
session for the sum of $ ?4.?4.  Said action is set for hearing on the 24th 
day of May, A.D., 1876 at 8 o'clock A.M.



Meigs Co. Republican
April 19, 1876

Proceedings of the District Court

Thomas J. Lee, adm'r Orris Powell vs Thomas C. Wood and Francis Wood -- 
petition dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

A. J. Ritchey vs William J. Roberts judgment of lower court reversed and 
cause remanned back.

Michael Apple Vs Michael Thumb -- judgment of lower court confirmed with 
costs.

George Dais Vs John Ashworth -- title of land decreed to plaintiff, defendant 
to pay costs.

John A. Williams and William H. Hall vs Peter Harpold and Riley Harpold, 
adm'r of Henry Harpold dec;d, et al. -- sale heretofore made in the casue set 
aside.

Isaac N. W. People executor of Robert Peoples vs Alonzo Williams -- dismissed 
at plaintiff's cost.

James N. Titus vs Middleport Woolen Mills -- judgment of lower court reversed 
with costs and remanded back for new trial.

R. C. Grant vs New Haven Manufacturing Co., et. al -- dismissed at 
plaintiff's cost.

Edmond Williams vs Shadrack Morris et. al. -- title of land decreed to 
plaintiff and judgment for defendant of $107.50 each party to pay their own 
costs.  Motion for new trial overruled; defendant filed bill of exceptions, 
allowed by the court.

F. P. Bryan vs Incorporated Village of Middleport -- continued.

Samuel Davis vs Benj. Stout -- continued.

Betsy Bellows vs George Larkins -- cause dismissed without prejudice to 
plaintiff, at her cost.

W. D. Co. vs Homer C. Waterman -- cause continued at defendant's cost.

Melzar Nye and W.E. Edwards vs James H. Shoemaker, et. al -- continued.

R.R. Hudson vs A. & L.E.R.R. -- continued.

Wm Horden vs John Radford -- continued.

John B. Whiteside vs Willard Coleman -- continued.

D. Reed & Wm. C. Williamson vs City of Pomeroy -- continued.

Samantha Clark et. al. vs Levi Hissom, et. al -- continued.

S.W. Pomeroy vs Buckeye Salt Co. -- continued.

Arthur E. McGrath vs William Morton et. al. -- continued.

Rosanna Carlysle vs Henry Moler -- continued.

Horace Molt vs J. M. Black -- continued.

S. W. Pomeroy vs. Buckeye Salt Works -- fine of one dollar and costs against 
each member of the Buckeye Salt Co.

Samuel D. Jones, et. al. vs W.H.B. Page on motion Samuel D. Jones and John G. 
Jones be made parties plaintiff, owing to death of Hannah Jones, wife of 
Samuel D. Jones, and new trial granted.

Hope Manufacturing and Coal Co vs W. L. Maddy, Wm. A. Flesher, et. al. 
-- judgment reversed and cause remanded to Common Pleas for a new trial.

Middleport Machine Co. vs John S. Bing and Son -- ordered that judgment of 
lower court be reversed with costs and cause remanded back for new trial.

Elizabeth Carl vs George Dias -- title for land decreed to plaintiff, 
defendant to pay costs.

George Dias vs Josiah Dean -- judgment of lower court affirmed with costs.

John M. Strider vs City of Pomeroy -- continued.

Wm. B. Caldwell, et. al., vs John T. Caldwell, et. al. -- judgment of lower 
court reversed and injunction heretofore granted in this case dissolved.  
Leave given Kate Crichton, one of the defendants, to withdraw her separate 
answer without prejudice to her right to bring a new action thereon.  Motion 
for new trial overruled, to which ruling plaintiffs excepted.

The following bill of J. C. McElroy, Sheriff, was allowed:
Repairing courtroom  $1.50
Elmer Humphrey, janitor, 4 days $8.00
O. Jones, assistant janitor, 4 days $10.00 (yep, that is what it says, he got 
more than the janitor)
W.E. Hysell, assistant, 2 day $4.00
W. H. Middleswart, assistant, 1 day $2.00
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[I have transcribed the above with no spelling, grammar or punctuation
changes.  The text is as it appeared in the newspaper at the time.
Connie Cotterill Schumaker]



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.

[Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]



The Meigs County Republican
Wednesday, August 28, 1889

Pomeroy News

Jake COWDERY took the K. & O. train for Lyons, Kansas, last Monday morning.

L. W. PHILSON left last Sunday to attend a convention of Masons at Toledo, Ohio.

Word was received here last Sunday that on Saturday, August 24th, there was born 
to Dana PRALL and wife a bouncing boy baby.

Mrs. Dr. J. H. HYSELL returned from Greendale, Ohio, Monday afternoon, where she 
has been visiting her son, F. H. HYSELL.

C. E. PEOPLES and Henry NEUTZLING were among the ardent Democrats who left here 
Monday afternoon to attend the Democratic State Convention at Dayton.

Henry KOEHLER left Tuesday for Dayton, Ohio on business.

The managers of the electric light plant building deserve a great deal of credit 
for putting up their building so rapidly.  It is now almost completed, and the 
prospects are now very good that our streets will speedily be lit up by electricity.

Miss Margaret STEWART, formerly Principal in the Pomeroy High School, is here 
visiting friends.  She has been on a tour through Europe.

Mrs. Judge L. M. PLANTZ, who has been quite sick for the past two weeks, is some 
better.

Transcribed by Shari (Little) Creech



The Meigs County Republican
Wednesday, November 20, 1889

Pomeroy News (excerpts)

Capt. H. M. HORTON has sold his boat, the Charlie McDonald, to Oscar BARRETT, 
of Cincinnati.

Mr. R. E. HAMIAN, the new President of the Pomeroy National Bank, is here 
learning the ropes of the business.

Hon. Henry FRANK, lately elected a member of the Montana Legislature, visited 
his parents the first of last week, and left for Cincinnati Thursday morning, 
accompanied by his sister, Mrs. SILVERMAN.

Transcribed by Shari (Little) Creech



The Meigs County Republican
Wednesday, November 20, 1889

Horrible!

Suicide of Elijah COTTRILL!

On Monday morning last, between 7 and 8 o'clock, a young man aged 
only 22 years, living in the 5th ward of Middleport, deliberately 
fired a ball from a revolver into his brain, and expired in just 
20 minutes.

His home was with his step father, Thomas JENKINS, just across the 
street from the 5th ward school house.  So far as the public know, 
or so far as we could ascertain, there was no cause for the rash 
act; but it appears to have been one of those cool, premeditated 
affairs for which there is no accounting.  He went below town some 
distance that morning and bade his sister good bye, telling her she 
would never see him alive again.  He also bade others good bye.

The ball entered the center of the forehead, and did its work quickly.  
-Coroner SCOTT, of Pomeroy, was notified, and at once came down and 
held an inquest, rendering a verdict in accordance with the above facts.

Transcribed by Shari (Little) Creech



The Meigs County Republican
Wednesday, May 7, 1890

Mr. Eben T. GRANT, of Joplin, Missouri, is here on a visit to the GRANT 
Brothers, Col. Cyrus and William, and his numerous other relatives.  
The old gentleman is well preserved, is eighty-three years old, and 
preaches occasionally in his adopted town.  He is one of the seven 
noted GRANT brothers, was born in the state of Maine, came to Middleport 
in 1817, and resided here until 1852, when he left for the West.  On the 
way here from Joplin, he stopped at two or three places to visit his 
children and other relatives.  He grows enthusiastic over the boom which 
his town is enjoying, being in the center of the lead and zinc region.  
He says the wheat crop along the route does not show up very well, the 
promise being for not more than a two thirds crop.  He owns eight acres 
of land on the hill back of Middleport, which he will dispose of cheap.

Transcribed by Shari (Little) Creech



The Meigs County Republican
Wednesday, June 25, 1890

Pomeroy News 

Newton-Horton - One of the most pleasant events of the season was the marriage, 
Thursday evening, June 19, 1890, of Miss Edith, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. H. M. HORTON, 
to Mr. George N. NEWTON, of the firm of Geyer & Newton.  The ceremony was performed at 
8:30 by Rev. Mr. OHL, in the presence of about one hundred invited guests.  The bride 
was attired in cream-colored silk, and the groom in the conventional wedding dress.  
After the ceremonies, the guests were served with an elegant supper, and the time was 
spent in social enjoyment until a late hour.  The happy couple received many handsome 
presents, including a house and lot in Hartford City, West Virginia.  We extend our 
congratulations.  Among these present from abroad were: Mrs. C. D. NORRIS, and daughter, 
Messrs PATTERSON and GUNDRIE, of Athens and Dr. E. F. WILSON, of Columbus, Ohio.

The Executive Committee of The Pomeroy Christian Endeavor Union have obtained the 
promise of Rev. W. F. MCCAULEY, of Dayton, Ohio, a prominent Christian Endeavor worker 
of State reputation, to address a mass meeting of Christian Endeavor workers of this 
section, at the M. E. Church, Tuesday evening, July 8, 1890.  Mr. MCCAULEY is a very 
spirted (sic) and entertaining speaker, and his presence among us and his address to our 
young people cannot fail to be of material assistance in advancing this important cause 
among our young people.  All societies within reach are invited to send large delegations.

Last Wednesday afternoon, Andrew GREUSER met with an accident which may result in the 
loss of his right hand.  While working at the jointer in Davis Planing Mill, his hand 
was caught and mangled so as to necessitate the amputating his little finger, with a 
little hope of saving his whole hand.

Rev. Dr. CRANSTON, of Cincinnati, filled the pulpit at the M. E. church last Sunday evening.

Mr. James JONES, who has been visiting his mother on Lincoln Hill, starts this week for 
his home in Aspen, Colorado.

Donald MCMONALD (sic) has been tendered the position as engineer at the Athens Asylum.

Miss Lutt[l or i]e OHL, who arrived home from Alabama last week started for Amherst, Mass. 
last Friday to attend school.

Miss Maud WELLS, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, is the guest of Miss Stella IHLE, on Lincoln Hill.

Miss Rubie KNIGHT, of Clifton, West Va., and Miss Leta HAYSLIP, of Huntington; are the 
guests of Mrs. J. H. HYSELL.

Miss Mary E. GROW, who has been teaching in the Deaf & Dumb Institute at Columbus, is home 
for her vacation.

Chris. KUNTZ, of Bailey & Kuntz, has moved temporarly into the Opera House block, while his 
store room is being repaired.

Miss Mollie SCHWERTFEGER, of Wheeling, West Va., is the guest of Miss Ella SCHRIEBER of  
Lincoln Hill.

Kyle KIRKER is visiting his parents of this city.

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Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph
November 18, 1908

Attorney Ira Graham is in receipt of a telegram this morning from his
friend John Park, of Bellaire, O., stating that Belmont county went dry by
2385 majority. Bellaire is one of the largest towns in the county, with a
population of 15000.

Boy Breaks Arm:

Friday afternoon while playing ball on the school ground at the Kerrs Run
school building, John Hawley, the 14-year-old son of James Hawley and wife
of the First ward, had the misfortune to fall and break his left arm about
half way between the elbow and wrist. The boy was taken home and Dr. J. A.
Liller was called to reduce the fracture.

Dr. Church's Good Luck:

Dr. R.D. Church, the local dentist is about to step into a nice position
with Uncle Sam at a handsome salary. By a recent request from higher powers
he went to Columbus Monday and took a physical examination, relative to
receiving the appointment of dentist in the U. S. Army. He will report
again in two weeks at West Point, N.Y., for a professional examination and
if he is successful he will rank as first lieutenant at a salary of $187.50
per month. We would be sorry to lose the genial doctor but congratulate him
upon his apparent good luck in securing the coveted position.

Transcribed by Susan Kuhl.

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