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Meigs County News For The Year 1895

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unknown January, 1895?
John B. Pierce John Braley Pierce was born in Rutland Township of Meigs County, Ohio on August 20, 1822, the son of John and Ruth Braley Pierce. John B.'s ancestry has been traced to William and Mary Wentworth Brewster, who were passengers on the Mayflower, and to King Edward I of England and King Phillip III of France. John B. took Lydia Searls for his beloved wife on July 25, 1843 and they were the parents of Levi 1844, Amos 1845, John 1847, Ester 1849, and Gidian in 1859. John was a carpenter. He died in Middleport, Ohio on January 2, 1895. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]


Meigs County Tribune-Telegraph April 21, 1895
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. ---------- THE BOYS LEFT IN MEIGS WHO SUPPORTED THE FLAG. ---------- A Supposed Complete List of the Old Boys in Blue ---------- A recent law required the assessors of each county in the State to reutrn a complete list of the soldiers and sailors found therein to the Auditors of the various counties, who in turn forward them to the Secretary of State. Following is the list of Meigs County as reported: POMEROY, 3RD WARD D. Findling, Cavalry, sergeant, co M, 1 Va E.F. Feiger, Infantry, sergeant, co K, 140 Ohio Robert Fugate, Infantry, private, co A, 4 Va John Geyer, Infantry, private, co B, 140 Ohio August Guth, Cavalry, corporal, co M, 1 Va. Infantry, private, co K, 187 Ohio. Augustin Graber, Cavalry, private, co M, 1 Va Henry Haddox, Infantry, lieut, co I, 33 Ohio Beldom Humphrey, Cavalry, private, co A, 2 W Va F T Humphrey, Infantry, private, co F, 18 Ohio and co K, 187 Ohio J.A. Hazelton, Infantry, 1st lieut, co A, 2 Va Vet J H Hysell, Infantry, surgeon, 1 W Va George Joachim, Artillery, 1 ser'g, 7 Ohio Henry Kneuler, Cavalry, corporal, co M, 1 W Va James M. Lyman, Infantry, co K, 187 Ohio and 140 Ohio John H. Lochary, Infantry, sergeant, co B, 141 Ohio Philip Meier, Cavalry, private, co M, 1 Va P. Malberger, Navy, Master Band, Frigate Columbia Donald McDonald, Infantry, sergeant 2 W Va Vet and 1st sergeant, co A, 4 W Va. Henry Pfarr, Fr, Infantry, private co K, 187 Ohio G.W. Plants, Infantry, private, co K, 187 Ohio George Pfarr, Cavalry, private, co M, 1 W Va Michael Rapp, Infantry, private, co 4, 9 Ohio George Reuter, Infantry, private, co K, 187 Ohio D A Russell, Infantry, 1st sergeant, co E, 4 W Va Wm Schneider, Infantry, private, co A, 58 Ohio P B Stanbery, Infantry, 1 lieut, co E, 4 W Va A G Stagg, Infantry, private, co D, 26 N of V Charley Schorn, Sr, Cavalry, bugler, co M, 1 W Va J S W Smith, Navy, seaman, Chillicothe, No 9; Infantry--private, co F, 65 (or 85) Mass C T, sergeant, co B, 41 U S M, private, Co K, 41 U S M Val Savage, Cavalry, private, co M, W Fa Wm Shannon, Infantry, private, co G, 4 W Va; co C, 2 veteran J B Thomas, Infantry, private, co F, 18 Ohio; co H, 53 O V I Henry Wolf, Infantry, private, co B, 28 Ohio George Wehe, Cavalry, sergeant, co M, 2 W Va A D Weed, Artillery, corporal, co L, 1 Maine SILVER RUN PRECINCT--SALISBURY V S Cohen, Cavalry, co M, 7 Ill. Carlton. Jesse Frasier, Infantry, private, co G, 116. Middleport Gaston Hysell, Cavalry, private co I, 2 W Va. Carlton. H A Kent, Infantry, corporal, co B, 91 OVI. Middleport. Wm A Keith, Infantry, private, co A, 4 W Va. Middleport. John Kesterson, Infantry, private, co D, 4 W Va. Middleport. Lewis Lindsay, Infantry, private. Isaac M Lewis, Infantry, private,, co A, 4 W Va. Carlton. Samnel Nipps, Cavalry, corporal, co G, 3 W Va. Middleport. Lewis A Rice, Cavalry, private, co I 2 W Va. Middleport. Roderick Reynolds, Infantry, private, co G, 85 OVI. Middleport. D Workman, Infantry, private, co H, 13 W Va. Carlton. MIDDLEPORT PRECINCT. John B. Bradford, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. Middleport. Henry Bickle, Artillery, sergeant, 7 Battery, Ind. Pomeroy. William H. Black, Infantry, private, co F, 174. Middleport. John Boart, Artillery, private, 7 O Battery, Ind. Bradbury. William Chaffin, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Rutland. Thomas Dodridge, Artillery, private, co T, 60 Ohio. Rutland. B F Dyke, Artillery, private, 18 Ohio. Middleport. Jacob Freed, Infantry, private, co C, 4 W Va. Pomeroy. Joseph H. Gilmore, Infantry, private, co H, 18 Ohio; Cavalry, corporal, co A, 2 W Va. Bradbury. James M. Humphrey, Cavalry, private, co A, 2 W Va. Middleport. Robert Hicks, Infantry, private, co D, 4 W Va. Middleport. Richard Hurdon, Cavalry, private, co I and B, 2 W Va. Bradbury. Joseph Kirkendel, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Middleport. Wyatt McKnight, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Bradbury. Henderson Pullens, Infantry, private, co H, 100 Ohio. Middleport. Sanford Russell, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Middleport. Joseph Rice, Infantry, corporal, co D, 23 OVI. Middleport. John Swink, Cavalry, private, co G, 2 W Va. Middleport. James Stewart, Infantry, sergeant, Co N, 140. Middleport. Jeremiah Smith, Artillery, private 7 Ohio Battery, Ind. Bradbury. Daniel Wilder, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Middleport. MIDDLEPORT FIFTH WARD--SALISBURY Russell T. Davis, Infantry, private, co A, 75 Ohio. Andrew D. Daines, Cavalry, co K, 7 Ohio. Mathias Fite, Infantry, private, co H, 53 Ohio. Thomas Headley, Infantry, sergeant, co A, 140 Ohio. Elmore Hysell, Artillery, private, 1st Battery, Minnesota Independents. Marcus I. Jones, Infantry, musician, co C, 13 W Va. John Knapp, Infantry, private, co I, 140 Ohio. Theodore More, Infantry, private co A, 140 Ohio. Allen McAlister, Cavalry, private, co D, 2 W Va. Paleg Swift, Infantry, private, co D, 40 Mass. William Banks, Infantry, private, co B, 11 W Va. MIDDLEPORT FOURTH WARD--SALISBURY. Charles Anderson, Infantry, corporal, co G, 44 USC. Benjamin F. Brown, Infantry, private, co G, 184 OVI. Newton Barnes, Infantry, private, 140 OVI. Samuel Bowman, Infantry, sergeant, co B, 22 [or 82] OVI. William H. Carpenter, Infantry, private, co D, 176 OVI. F H Fuller, Infantry, private, Trumbul Guards. George Fultz, Cavalry, private, co A, 2 Va. Malbert N. Griffin, Infantry, private, co D, 22 [or 82] OVI. James H. Guthrie, Infantry, private, co D, 87 U S C T. William K. Grayson, Infantry, private, co H, 6 W Va. Kara Hulbert, Infantry, private, co F, 22 Ohio. Levi Hysell, Artillery, private, 5th OV. Strauder Hysell, Infantry, private, co C, 9 Va. John Lowrey, Artillery, private, 9 Battery. Joseph Morris, U S C Infantry, private, co F, 109 [?] Tobias Nash, Cavalry, private, co M, 5 Mass. Wesley B. Peters, O V I, corporal, co H, 176. Timothy Russell, Infantry, capt, co F, 18 [or 12, or 13] Va. Benjamin Stout, Infantry, private, co D, 140 OVI. George Stephens, Artillery, private, co B, 9 US. James Stowe, Infantry, private co B, 116 OVI. Simeon L. Sisson, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. John Thomas, Cavalry, private, co M, 3 W Va. William Thompson, Infantry, sergeant, co C, 13 W Va. Peter Winkler, Artillery, private, 7 Ohio. MIDDLEPORT THIRD WARD--SALISBURY W T Arthur, Artillery, private, co E, Missouri Light Artillery. William Brien, Infantry, private, co A, 140. Simon Curtis, Infantry, private, co C, 100 M S C T. Marion Cline, Infantry, private. Jarvis A Curtis, Infantry, private, co D, 140 OVI. Archibald Denny, Infantry, private, co G, 6 OVI. William Dawson, Cavalry, private Co I, 2 W Va. James H Guthrie, Infantry, private, co D, 27 M S C T. Ira Graham, Infantry, private co H, 141 O V I. Asel Hysell, Infantry, private, co C, 5 Iowa, Cavalry, private, co G, 5 Iowa; Artillery, private, battery 11, Ohio. William B. Hodge, Infantry, private, co C, 10 W Va. James Major, Cavalry, corporal, co G, 4 W Va. William Moker, Infantry, private, co B, 9 U S H a. Charles Murray, Infantry, private, co H, 53 rdg O V I. Joseph McBride, Cavalry, sergeant, co K, 7 O V C. Stephen Newby, Infantry, private, co C, 5th. Harrison Powell, Infantry, private, co F, 17 U S C. John Peters, (Mexican War) Infantry, corporal, co E, 2 Ohio Infantry Volunteers; Light Artillery, corp, 18 Ohio Independent Battery. M L Peyton, Infantry, musician, co B, 92 O V I. James H. Ralston, Infantry, 1st lieu, co E, 4 W Va. Jasper Russell, Infantry, private, co F, 192 O V I. Artemas Simms, Infantry, private, co H, 43 U S C T. Smith S. Tubbs, Infantry, private, co H, 75 O V I. Jay Thomas, Infantry, private, co D, 140 O V I. B. White, Infantry, private, co D, 140. John T. Watson, Artillery, private, 7 battery Ohio Light. Henry Weam (?), Infantry, sergeant, co K, 127 OVI. MIDDLEPORT SECOND WARD--SALISBURY George W. Allensworth, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. Charles J Adkins, Infantry, private, co G, 116 OVI. Morton Bailey, Infantry, private, co D, 18 OVI. Riley J. Barrows, Infantry, sergeant, co G, 92 OVI. Lewis O Cooper, Infantry, sergeant, co E, 4 W Va, private, co H, 2 W Va, Vet. Andrew W Donnally, Artillery, private, battery 5 O N G. Christian M. Dilley, Infantry, private, co F, 192 OVI. Thomas H Dawson, Infantry, sergeant, co E, 4 W Va. George W Evans, Artillery, sergeant, co A, 13 U S A. Samuel J Grant, Infantry, 1 lieu, co A, 140 O V I. Burt Green, Artillery, private, battery 5, O N G. Franklin Grant, Infantry, in the regular band, 4 W Va, private, co A, 140 OVI. Edmund Grant, Infantry, corporal, co C, 36 OVI, private, co G, 21. Thomas L Henson, Infantry, corporal, co B, 193 OVI. William Horden, Artillery, private, bat 5, ONG. Phineas Hugg, Infantry, sergeant, co A, 140 OVI. James B Hysell, Infantry, private, co D, 140 OVI. Lewis Haas, Cavalry, lieu, co M, 1 W Va. John C. McElhinny,Infantry, 2 lieu, co A, 140 OVI. George J. Rice, Infantry, private, co K, 18 OVI. Daniel C Rathburn, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. Samuel J. Russell, Infantry, private, co D, 18 OVI. Calhoun R. Reed, Infantry, surgeon, 18 US. James N Semple, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. Thomas R. Smith, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. William O Silvey, Infantry, private, co E, 33 OVI. Jackson Still, Infantry, private, co C, 9 W Va V J. George D. Springston, Infantry, private, co B, 11 W Va V 1. Josiah Stewart, Infantry, corporal, co A, 140 OVI. Chas H Watson, Infantry, sergeant, co B, 58 OVI, 10 Market sq [or st] Pittsburg. Amos Wilson, Infantry, chaplin, 23 OVI. Samuel M. Weldon, Infantry, private, co A, 140 OVI. FIRST WARD, MIDDLEPORT--SALISBURY Watson Anderson, Infantry, private, co E, 9 W Va. Fred F Bryan, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Patrick Brunker, Infantry, capt, 4 W Va., co H. Michael Curtis, Infantry, private, co C, 4 W Va. Noah Compston, Infantry, sergeant, co H, 2 W Va. James M. Cooper, Infantry, lieu, co H, 92 Ohio. Ed P Cartwright, Infantry, private, co F, 192 Ohio. Henry R [or B] Dewees, Infantry, private, co K, 11 reg, W Va. Phillip D Dodson, Infantry, private, co I, 4 W Va. Alby Davis, Infantry, private, co H, 69 [or 49] N Y. John A. Dawson, Infantry, corporal, co A, 149 Ohio. Simson Devol, Infantry, private, co A, 36 Ohio. Arthur H. Deanis, Infantry, private, co A, 9 W Va. Richard Densmore, Cavalry, corporal, co M, 11 Pa. Robert E. Eunylle, Infantry, private, co F, 18 Ohio. Jeff T Gardner, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. John Hutt, Artillery, private, co B, 9 U S Col. Francil Herrington, Cavalry, private, co L, 7 O Cav. Wesley J Haynes, Infantry, private, co H, 53 Ohio. Hiram P Hobbs, Infantry, private, co I, 18 Ohio. Theo Harpold, Infantry, private, co I, 18 Ohio. Wm M Hartinger, Infantry, corporal, co B, 92 Ohio. Sardine M Hysell, Infantry, private, co D, 18 Ohio. B C Lovell, Artillery, private, 29 Mass, unattached, H A. Summers Moss, Artillery, corporal, co B, 9 U S colored. Chas Morris, Infantry, private, co H, 53 US. David C MeCracken, Infantry, private, co E, 136 Ohio. Wm Owens, Cavalry, 1 batt, 3 W Va. J T Petty, W Va Ind scouts, private. George B Skinner, Infantry, musician, 6 Va. Jerry Simmons, Infantry, private, co F, 27 US. Henry M Smith, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Seth H Shurtleff, Infantry, private, co K, 3 Mass. Wm H Woodyard, Infantry, 1 lieu, co F, 192 Ohio. Geo Womeldorff, Sr., Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. Peter F Zelse [?], Infantry, musician, 4 W Va. Wm G Thomas, Infantry, private, co A, 140 Ohio. LEBANON--PORTLAND PRECINCT Thomas G Allen, Infantry, private, co M, 193 OVI James I Anderson, Infantry, private, co B, 36 OVI. Augustus Allen, Infantry, private, co F 176 OVI. John Q Armitage, Infantry, private, co I, 63 OVI. Samuel Bagard, Infantry, private, co H, 193 OVI. Hazael. Francis Blain, Infantry, private, co C, 6 [or 9] W Va. S H Batey, Infantry, private, co E, 136 OVI. Long Bottom. M V Bush, Infantry, private, co K, 18 OVI. Racine. James P Birch, Infantry, private, co H, 193 OVI. John Ball, Infantry, private, co F, 174 OVI. Henry Ball,Infantry, private, co H, 126 OVI. Benj. F. Barous, Infantry, private, co D, 1st W Va. Abraham Barringer, Infantry, private, co K, 18 OVI. George W. Cochran, Infantry, private, co I, 186 OVI. Hazael. John Cozart, Infantry, private, co I, 186 OVI. Hazael. Erastus Cariens, Infantry, private, co D, 1 & 2 W Va. William T Connell, Infantry, private, co D, 24 OVI. W H Dart, Infantry, private, co D, 18 OVI. Bashan. Job D. Decker, Infantry, private, co E, 4 W Va. Hazael. Cassius Fitch, Infantry, private, co E, 193 OVI. Hazael. Jeremiah Gorrell, Cavalry, private, co H, 3 W Va. Hazael. Jesse W Gandee, Infantry, private, co F, 174 OVI. George W. Gale, Infantry, private, co G, 4 W Va. Daniel Hilton, Infantry, private, co C, 9 W Va. Hazael. John W. Haddox, Infantry, private, co H, 122 OVI. Allen Harkins, Infantry, private, co G, 180 OVI. Hazael. Lewis C Huff, Infantry, private, co I, 32 OVI. William Jobes, Cavalry, private, co I, 2 W Va. Bashan. Barzillia Jewett, Infantry, private, co K, 18 OVI. Bashan. [Transcribed by Susan Kuhl]


Meigs County Tribune-Telegraph September 04, 1895
LETART Quite a number of our citizens and Odd Fellows attended the burial of Benjamin Weaver Friday at the lower cemetery. Miss Minnie Lloyd commenced her school at Chester last Monday. Edgar Ervin also commenced his school at East Letart the same day. Miss Balie Bibbee will commence her school next Monday at Bradbury, and Miss Josie Ervin will call her scholars promptly at nine o'clock, by the ringing of the bell, next Monday at Highland. The readers of the Tribune Telegraph can see that Letart, although a small place, turns out quite a number of efficient teachers. We also have a number more of good teachers who will commence their schools later. John Frecker and Charley Radford spent Sunday with their friend, Edgar Ervin. Misses Ada Bradford, of Middleport, and Edna Jones, of Syracuse, spent Sunday with Miss Adrian Roberts. Misses Ethel and Minnie McDade entertained quite a number of their friends Tuesday evening in honor of the Misses Ogden and Holliday, who returned to their homes last Thursday. F.E. Bolton passed through here Sunday. Rev. M.V.B. Euans will lecture in the M.E. Church Friday evening next on the subject, "Courtship and Marriage." Let everyone attend. Transcribed by Susan Kuhl.

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