On Sunday, the 19th of August, 1860 at his residence in Huff Township, in this county, William H. Evans, aged about 37 years.
Without a murmur during his short illness, he closed his eyes to all earthly objects to open them again at the resurrection of the just in a far brighter clime, where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more.
Oh! Could we send one clearing ray to the home made desolate by death’s relentless hand, how glad we would do so; yes we would say, mourn not as those who have no hope; although a tie on earth has been broken, how much stronger is the tie in heaven? And from the spirit land. (?) A whimper seems to come so the loved ones on earth. – I am waiting and watching.
A bruised reed he will not break
Affliction all his children feel;
He wounds them for his mercy sake,
He wounds them but to heal.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Aug. 23, 1860)
Volume 10, No. 1
On the 19th inst. At the residence of and by Rev. S. Ravenscroft, Mr. Joseph Enlow to Miss Jane Reynolds.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Aug 23, 1860)
Volume 10, No. 1
At his residence near Rockport, on Tues-day, the 18th inst., Mr. James Connor, in the 70th year of his age.
The deceased leaves a large family to mourn their irreparable loss. He was until about two years ago a resident of North Bend, Ohio, where he left a large circle of friends and relatives. During his short resi-dence here he endured himself to all who knew him.
On the 26th inst., by Rev. Thomas D. Boyer; Mrs. Maria Lusk and Mr. Commodore J. Barney, both of this county.
The remembrance to the printer, which accommodated the above announcement, was most excellent. May their voyage o’er the sea of life be pleasant and prosperous, with many SQUALLS—but of the kind that bring music to them. We have long thought our friend Barney needed some one to comfort him, and all must acknowledge that he has made a judicious choice. May you both love on till life’s close, and remember that love.
“______ is the star, to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks,
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours & weeks,
But bears it out, even to the edge of doom.”
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Oct. 30, 1856)
FIRE, Marine & Life Insurance
W. H. Shadoan, Agent
Office No. 25, Third Street. Over
Dr. Crooks’ Office
Gunsmithing! Guns ! Guns !
John M. Langdon
Would respectfully inform the public that he is now carrying on Gunsmithing in all its branches. Materials furnished for any spe-cies of work required, and all orders executed with dispatch.
N.B. Rifles, Shot Guns and Pistols, always on hand for sale cheap. Shop on Second St.
Between Main & Walnut, Rockport, Ind.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Aug. 23, 1860)
All persons indebted to T. J. Snyder & Co., whose notes of accounts are due, are requested to make payments immediately.
T.J. Snyder & Co.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Oct. 10, 1856)
By virtue of 10 writs of Fifa to be directed, I will offer for sale at public outcry for cash in hand, on the 13th day of November, 1856, between the hours of 10 o’clk A.M., and 4 o’clock P.M., at the court house doors in the town of Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana, the rents and profits for seven years of the following real estate, situated in said county, to wit:
The north west qtr. …Sect 18…Twp 7 so…
Levied on as the property of Nathaniel Crowder and R. G. Doom, to satisfy exe-cution in favor of Wm Garrison & Co. Heidelbach, Saazongood & Co.; W.C. Wheeler & Co.; Richard A. Palmer; L. L. Warren; James Low & Co. A. B. Sample & Bro.; James Weier; Rainey and Gorn; and C. Benedict & Kennedy.
If the rent and profits for seven years fail to bring a sum sufficient to satisfy said execu-tion, I shall proceed to sell the Fee Simple of said property, at the time and place on the terms aforesaid.
T. H. Brown, Sheriff
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Oct. 10, 1856)
In this city on the 6th inst. Sarah, daughter of Jas. H. and Emeline William, ages 6 years, 7 months and 9 days.
The bud that from its parents stem,
By Death, thus rudly riven,
Now shines in glory’s diadem,
A brighter flower in heaven.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Oct.9, 1856
On Tuesday, the 7th inst. By Rev. Mr. Bratton, Miss Lizzie Thomas and Mr. Fernando Waugh, both of this county.
Madison Wisconsin, July, 18, 1860 reprint
in The Planter, Oct. 23. 1860.
The Chairman of the Dane County, (Wis.) Central Committee has resigned his position for the following reasons:
“I am impelled to take this course, from the fact that I cannot consistently support either of the democratic candidates for the Presidency, at the ensuing election.
“I cannot vote for Mr. Breckinridge, because he stands upon the Pro Slavery Platform.
“I do not deem it advisable to vote for Mr. Douglas for the following reasons.
“First, he cannot be elected.
“Second, Voting for him only increases the chance of election of a Pro Slavery candidate.
“Third, The resolution adopted at Baltimore which is endorsed by Mr. Douglas in his letter accepting the nomination, substantially con- cedes, so far as principle is concerned, all that the secessionists demanded. It virtually declares that the Democratic party will not only be abided by the Dred Scott Decision, but will also favor Congressional legislation to enforce and carry out into effect—which means intervention, if is means anything.
“Fourth, the ultraists of the South, by their act-ion in National Convention and elsewhere, have forced upon the Union men of the North the necessity of taking one extreme or the other on the Slavery question, my choice is the extreme for Freedom, rather than the extreme for Slavery.
“I intend, therefore, to vote for Abraham Lincoln for President, believing that he can and will be elected, and that his election will teach the Pro Slavery men of the South, a profitable lesson, while at the same time it will further the best interests of the whole country.”
Frank H. Firmin
“Madison, July 18, 1860”
Jonesboro, Ill. 1860
The hostility between the supporters of Douglas and Breckinridge has become exceedingly bitter in that part of Illinois known as _?___. In the town of Jonesboro, the Douglas men have resolved not to trade at the Breckinridge stores, and the Breckinridge families have determined not to visit the Douglas families, nor to recognize them as respectable members of society. There seems to be danger that the animosity will come to blows. It has become much more savage since the recent Convention at Springfield, where Breckinridge electoral ticket was nominated.
(Reprint, The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Aug 23, 1860)
An improved FARM, four miles above Rockport, and a half mile from the river. Terms made easy. Apply to T.J. Langdon at the “Advertiser Office.”
Or to the subscriber on the premises.
Aug 14 HENRY THORNE
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Sept. 18, 1856)
I have taken out from the court of Common Pleas in Spencer County, Indiana letters testamentary on the estate of Thompson M. Jones, deceased. All persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment; those having claims to present them as required by law. Said estate is sol-vent
Aug 14-3w W. M. Jones, Executor
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind., Sept. 18, 1856)
In the Spencer Circuit Court
November Term, 1856
Vs. Complaint for divorce
William A. Evans
Comes said plaintiff by L.Q. & T.F. DeBruler, her attorneys, and files her complaint herein, together with the affidavit of a disinterested person, from which it appear that the said defendant is a non-resident of the State of Indiana.
The said defendant, William A. Evans, is therefore notified of the filing and pendancy of this complaint, and unless he be and appear in the Spencer Circuit Court at the next term thereof, to be held at the Court House in Rockport, on the 2d Monday of November next, and plead, answer or demur thereto, the same will be heard and determined in his absence.
Attest, W. W. Cotton, Clerk
Sep 18 By, J.M. Lemords, D.C.
By virtue of an order to foreclose and sale to me direct, from the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Spencer County, I will ex-pose to public sale for cash in hand, at the court house door in the town of Rockport, on the 13th day of October, 1856, between the hours of 10 o’clock A.M. and 4 o’clock P.M., the rents and profits for seven years of the following real estate, situated in said county, To wit:
In Lot No. 49 in Wright & Griffin’s Donation to the town of Rockport, in T 7 S of R 6 W, Spencer County, Ind.
Levied on the property of Abel J. Pattridge and Charles V. Pierce at the suit of the State of Indiana.
If the rents and profits aforesaid fail to bring a sum sufficient to satisfy said order, I will proceed to sell fee simple on the terms foresaid. T. H. Brown, Sheriff
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Sept. 18 1856)
By virtue of an order to foreclose and sale to me directed from the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Spencer County, Indiana, I will expose to public sale for cash in hand, at the court house door in the town of Rockport, on the 13th of October, 1856, between the hours of 10 o’clock A.M. and 4 o’clock P.M., the rents and profits of seven years of the following real estate. To wit:
East half of the north east quarter of section 27, and 20 acres off the East side………….
Levied on the property of Nancy Wollen, John Wollen and M.S. Wollen, at the suit of Gardner & Moody.
If the rents and profits aforesaid fail to bring a sum sufficient to satisfy said order, I will proceed to sell the fee simple thereof, at the time and place and on the terms aforesaid.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Sept 11, 1856)
(N.E. Corner of Court House Square)
Main Street, Rockport, Indiana
Attorney at Law
S.E. Corner of the Court House Square
There will be a meeting of Householders and voters in the Rockport District, at the upper school district school house on Friday evening, the 12th inst. At early candle light. A full attendance is requested.
John M. Howard
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Sept. 11, 1856)
Stop the Thief
Broke jail in Rockport on Monday evening, Sept.1st, 1856, one Samuel McGrew, confined on a charge of Horse Stealing. $25 Reward for his apprehension within the County, will be given by the undersigned. $50, if captured in the State and without the County of Spencer. Or $100, if taken out of the State and returned to Rockport.
Description: - Said McGrew is about 35 or 40 years old; about five feet, eight inches high. Dark hair, somewhat gray. Thin visage and rather a down look when spoken to.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind., Sept. 11, 1856
By virtue of a writ of Fi fa to me directed, I will offer for sale at public outcry, for cash in hand, on the 18th of October, 1856, between the hours of 10 A.M., and 4 o’clock P.M. at the court house door in the town of Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana, the rents and profits for seven years of the following real estate, situated in said county, to wit:
The south west qtr…..containing 40 acres...
Also the south west qtr…containing 35 acres and 67-100 acres.
Levied on as the property of Benjamin Shoptaugh, to satisfy and execution in favor of Mary A. Shoptaugh.
If the rents and profits for seven years……
Aug 21-31 $3 T.H. Brown, Sheriff
Died – (March 1855)
(Died), On the 2nd inst., Mr. Alexander G. Brown, son of Mr. S.G. and Mrs. Louise Brown, after a protracted illness.
Teacher of Music
Mr. Miller informs the citizens of Rockport that he teaches Music in all its branches and on any instrument. He can be found in Mr. Longmesser’s house, whose particulars will be made known.
Pianos tuned at short notice.
July 1, 1854 5-1f
Honorable John Worthington Graham
Hon. J. W. Graham was born in Nelson County, KY., March 11, 1792. He was married to his bereaved widow July 12th, 1817, and they moved to Spencer County, Ind., somewhere about the year 1820. Judge Graham was for some fourteen years, Judge of the Probate Court, and for one term honored for the Legislature of Indiana by representing this county in that body. He was a volunteer in the War of 1812, and served in the expedition to the Upper Canada under Gen. Shelby, of Ky. He was a man of intrinsic worth. A Christian citizen, husband, and father, in all the varied walks of life, a man influenced by religious principle.
He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church but a short time after he settled in this State, of which religious body he remained a firm and consistent member until death removed him to “the Jerusalem above, the mother of us all.”
Judge Graham was a model of courtesy, and gentlemanly bearing, without an approach to affectation; he went in and out among us in such a manner as to command universal respect. He was a merciful man. Every true tale of distress moved his sympathetic heart—his hand was pen as day to melting charity. His death was to this community a public calamity, built to his eternal gain. His wife and children have lost a kind husband and father. And the church, not alone that branch to which he belonged, but the whole church, has lost in him a man of exemplary life—a living epistle known and read by all. (by), J.
By virtue of an execution to me directed, I will expose at public sale, before the Court House door, in the town of Rockport, on the 17th day of April, 1855, between the hours prescribed by law, for cash in hand, the following real estate. To wit:
In lots 1, 12 and 13 in the town of Santa Fe. Levied on as property of John and Matthias Woollen, at the suit of John H and Willison MacGee.
The rents and profits for seven years will fist be offered, and if the rents and profits aforesaid fail to bring a sum sufficient to satisfy said execution, I will then sell the fee simple of the same, at the time and place, and on the terms aforesaid.
T.H. Brown, Sheriff
March 3, 1855 40-ts
I will offer for sale on the premises, on the 2d day of April, 1855, between the hours of ten o’clock A.M. and 4 o’clock P.M., the North-west quarter of Section 1, in Township 5, South of range 4 west, on a credit of twelve months, by the purchaser giving his note with approved security, with interest from the date, with a mortgage on the land to secure the payment of the purchase money.
Adm’r of Hugha M. Campbell, dec’d
March 10, 1855 41-3w
By virtue of an execution to me directed, I will expose to public sale, before the Court House Door, in the town of Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana, on the 17th day of April, 1855, between the hours prescribed by law, for cash in hand, the following Real Estate, to wit:
In Lots No. 11, in the Town of Santa Fe.
Levied on as property of John Wollen, at the suit of Clagget, Johnson & Co.
The rents and profits for seven years will be first offered, and if the rents and profits aforesaid fail to bring a sum sufficient to satisfy said execution, I will then sell the fee simple of the same; at the time and place, and on the terms aforesaid.
Thomas H. Brown, Sheriff
March 3, 1855 40-3w
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Mar. 10, 1855))
Paper Hanging Depot
No. 44 Courtland Street, New York
Nearly opposite the Merchants’ Hotel
The Croton Manufacturing Co., organized under the general manufacturing law of the State of New York, offers at wholesale, in quantities to suit purchasers, at manufac-turers lowest prices, for cash and approved credit.
Paper Hangings, of every variety of style and price.
Borders to match
Fire-Board Prints in great variety
Transparent Window Shades
Oil Painted Window Shades
Wide Window Curtain Papers, and
Window Single Fixtures
Of the latest styles and superior finish all of their own manufacture and importation. As their stock is large and entirely new, they invite Merchants, Booksellers and dealers in these articles to call and examine their styles and prices whenever they visit the city.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Mar. 10, 1855)
The heirs of John Crow, deceased, late of Vincennes, Indiana, are hereby requested to make themselves known, if any besides the subscriber are living. An important suit is now pending in Arkansas in my name as the only surviving her, and it becomes necessary for me to show that I am the sole heir. I had two sisters, Seney Crow, who married John Crow, who when last heard of lived in Dubois County, Indiana; also Polly Crow who married James Rutherford. The last I knew of her she lived in Putnum County, Indiana. I have not heard any thing reliable from either for one or two years. Any information with regard to either will be most thankfully received at Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana.
MARY ANN CROW
Jan 6, 1855
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Jan 13, 1855)
The New Bounty Land Law
It is enacted, &c., That each of the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, whether of regular of regulars, volunteers, rangers or militia, who were regularly mustered into the service of the United States, and, every officer, commissioned and non-commissioned, seaman, ordinary seaman, marine, clerk, and landsman in the navy in any of the wars in which this country has been engaged since 1790, and each of the survivors of the militia , or volunteers, of State troops of any State or territory, called into military service, and regularly mustered therein, and whose services have been paid by the United States, shall be entitled to receive a certificate or warrant from the Department of the Interior, for one hundred and sixty acres of land, and where any of those who have been mustered into service and paid. Shall have received a certificate or warrant for such a quantity of land as will make in the whole, with what he has heretofore received, one hundred and sixty acres to each person served aforesaid; Provided the person so having been in service shall not receive said land warrant if it shall appear by the muster-rolls of his regiment or corps that he deserted, or was dishonorably discharged from service.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in case of the death of any person, who, if living, would be entitled to a certificate or warrant as aforesaid, under this act, leaving widow, or if no widow, a minor child or children, shall be entitled to receive a certificate or warrant, for the same quantity of land that such deceased person would be entitled to receive, under this provisions of this act, if now living—provided that a subsequent marriage shall not impair the right of any such warrant, if she be a widow at the time of making her application, and provided, further, that those shall be considered minors who are so at the time this act shall take effect.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in no case shall any such certificate or warrant be issued for any service less than fourteen days, except where the person shall actually have been engage in battle, and unless the party claiming such certificate or warrant
Execution of Two Negroes
Mango, a slave of Wm Elien Kinair, and Melvaine, his sister, who belonged to Miss Florentine Frivax, were hung on the 16th of February in the jail yard of the Parish of St. Charles, for the murder of young Wesley Latham, the son of the overseer of the plantation of Mr. Lanfear.
It seems that young Wesley was courting Miss Frivax, the mistress of Melvaine and the latter was her favorite servant. She had her own way about the premises, was a sort of ruler—and learning that her mistress was engaged to marry Wesley Latham, and, in fearing her authority would cease in that case, she induced her brother, Mango to shoot him. Latham came over to see his ladylove Saturday night on horseback, and it was settled that they should marry on the Monday morning following. While he was arranging this affair, with the supposed future bride, Melvaine completed the plan for his murder. She accordingly, on this night, got her brother Mango to loose Mr. Latham’s horse, so that the young gentleman would have to walk home—and then placed Mango in a deep ditch on the road that the young lover would have to take, and as he passed there the unfortunate man was shot through the head by the concealed assassin.
The confession of Mango disclosed the facts. The two were tried before a special tribunal. The State was represented by District Attorney Charles D. Dreux. Both the accused were found guilty, sentenced to be hung, and on last Monday expiated their guilt upon the scaffold. They met their fate calmly and firmly.
New Orleans Delta, 1855
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind., Mar. 7, 1855)
On the 16th of January, 1855, the under-signed, as acting coroner, held an inquest over the dead body of John Schwartz, at the home of said Schwartz., Harrison Township, Spencer County, Indiana. The jury empanelled and sworn to inquire as to the cause of death of said deceased, after a full examination of the evidence returned a verdict that said Schwartz came to his death with a shot gun in his own house, about 10 o’clock A.M. on the 14th day of January, 1855. Conrad Kimbel, J.P. Acting Coroner
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Feb 3, 1855)
Died. At Council Bluffs. Iowa, November 23d, 1854, Rev. A.J. THICKSTON.
The Rev. Mr. Thickston was very well known to many, if not the most of our readers. During the last year of the ministry of the Rev. Mr. McIntyre, in this place, Mr. T. was the minister on the circuit adjoining this town. He visited this place during the year, and preached several times to the Methodist congregation, and by this means formed an acquaintance with that portion of our community who worship with that large respectable and influential denomination.
His widow, with her family of fatherless children, are now living within a short distance of this place; the father and husband died way from them, in a distant land, among strangers.
“By foreign hands his dying eyes were closed;
By foreign hands his humble grave ad___ed.”
Honored and mourned by strangers, he sleeps, until Jesus shall come again to call his ransomed home.
T the last session of the Indiana conference of the Methodist E. Church, held at New Albany, Mr. Thickston asked for and received of location, and during the session of the conference he started on his way to the newly organized territories of Nebraska and Kansas.
We believe that declining health and pecuniary embarrassments compelled Mt. T. to change his relation to the church. As a general thing the salaries of Ministers are so limited, their opportunities to secure a sufficiency for the wants of their increasing families, that many, very many of them are compelled to turn to other pursuits. Mr. T. was among that number. He had been for five years in connection with this confer-ence, and had the affection and respect of those who were seriously acquainted with him.
Courtesy, Bluff, Iowa
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Jan. 13, 1855
Doctor A. White
Offers to the public his professional services. Office at Dr. Morgan’s Drug Store.
Jan. 13, 1855 33-6m
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Jan.13, 1855)
Married on the 10th inst. By Rev. Mr.
Jackson, Mr. Robert Graham to
Miss Sophie Stocking, all of Rockport.
(The Planter, Rockport, Ind. Jan 13, 1855)
From the New York Dutchman, Jan. 14th, 1854. Reprinted in The Planter, Rockport, Indiana for one year.
A Wonderful Discovery has recently been made by Dr. Curtis, of this city, in the treatment of Consumption, Asthma, and all diseases of the lungs. We refer to “Dr. Curtis Hygeana, or Inhaling Hygean Vapor and Cherry Syrup.” With this new method Dr. C. has restored many afflicted ones to perfect health; as an evidence of which he has innumerable certificates. Speaking of the treatment, a physician remarks: It is evident that inhaling—constantly breathing an agreeable, healing vapor, the medicinal properties must come in direct contact with the whole cavity of the lungs, and thus escape the many and varied changes produced upon them when introduced into the stomach, and subjected to the process of digestion. The Hygeana is for sale at all the “druggists” throughout the country.
See advertisement of Medical Inhalation in another column in this newspaper.
Saturday, January 6, 1855
All the town will go to see the show tonight at the Upper Landing.
Prof. Warner never fails to please, while Old Church, and his beautiful accomplish-ed daughter, astonish the crowds who night-ly throng the hall of the Gondola. We’ll be there.
Will be rented to the highest bidder, the farm formerly owned and occupied by Charles Blunt, deceased; on Monday, the 15th day of January, 1855, for the term of one year, from the 1st day of Jan. 1855. Further particulars will be made known on day of sale on the premises.
Jan. 6th, 1855 32-2w
(The Planter, January 6, 1855)
Notice is hereby given that the partnership existing between Jno. M. Howard and Thos. J. Brown, and known by that name, firm and style of Howard & Brown, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, and all persons indebted to said firm are requested to make immediate payment. Either of the parties are authorized to settle and close business.
Jan. 6, 1855 32-tf
Died, at his brother’s residence, in Rockport, on the 19th ult. Frederick Walker, in his 29th year.
In the deceased the immediate relatives have lost an estimable member of their family, his circle of acquaintance an amiable associate, and his brother an active and energetic partner in business.
In such dispensations of Providence, it is probably best to be resigned to our irreparable condition and mummer not; but this is no ordinary loss, it is scarcely short of calamity upon the business of our town. He was, practically, a business man, industri-ous, energetic and honest, possessing a full share of the public’s confidence in his business capacity and sterling integrity. As the best evidence of these qualities, he arose from an obscure orphan boy, by dint of his own exertions by considerable opulence and notoriety in the world of commerce, with a constantly increasing reputation amongst all whom he had any deal. And however much is comrades in the social circle may deplore his untimely departure, as deeply they will, the business community will feel that it has caused a vacuum that only time’s oblivious veil will serve to efface.
Our kindest wishes and deepest sympathies for the surviving friends, and peace to his ashes. O.
Letters at Post Office
Ending, Dec. 31, 1854
(No names corrected, Editor)
Allensworth, Wm. Koch, Gerald
Alexander, Cicero Keaman, John R.
Axton, Levi Linegar, David T.
Bresee, Nancy A. Linegar, Thomas
Burnett, Christina, Lafter,Enes
Brown, Henty H. Lauson, W.
Bennett, J. Loid, Suben
Bennett, J. Litten, John
Bronson, Geo. R. Lay, Luceun B.
Briggerman, J.H. McIntire, E.S.
Barnett, Mary A. McIntire, Solomon
Bogan. W.L. McIntire, J.G.
Bolui, Martha P. Madcalf, George
Cameron, Sarah Maglin, John H.
Cohoon, Robt. McCracking, Wm
Cohoon, Robt. Mann, Wm B.
Clark, John M. Moore, Michael
Caplinzer, Samuel Masterson, Erwin
Caplinzer, Samuel Morris, Henry
Carlton, Jas. H. McClary, George
Cloud, Mr. McColluck, Suthen
Chapman, Roswell Neiderstadt, Guston
Childres, Samuel A. Neiderstadt, Albert
Charlton, Thomas Niles, John
Cook, David Niles, John G.
Davis, George Pershall, Mr.
Dum & Rockwood Pollard, James
Dailey, Daniel Patrick, Robt. E.
Ferry, Lewis F. Poffenberger, Geo.
Ferret, Reuben Porterfield, John
Frank, Barney Posey, John
Fehr, Henry Prosser, Thomas
Feil, Hardin Pollard, A.
Foster, A. W. Pattfurg, C. H. H.
Foster, A. W. Riley, J. T.
Glenn, Matthew Romine, James
Gaston, Wm H. Roberts, Thomas
Gordon, Wm Schultz, J. D.
Grass, Jane Springer, A. J.
Hilaker, Andrew Singleton, James G.
Hanesin, George W. Smith, Catharine 2
Hickman, Francis Sullivan, T.J. & Bros.
Hudson, John Schurz, James A.
Hilaaker, Andrew Staley, Wm H. R.
Hendrick, E. R. J. Smith, James
Hall, Nathan Teter, Jacob & Bros.
Hall, Nathan Tucker, Lorey
Honel, Honell Theis, Peter
Heumer, Michael Tigner, Derilus or
Homback, James Billet
Ingram, Matilda Taylor, Wm L.
Johnson, Gabriel Whitton, Ellen
Jain, Baird Wright, Prior
Johnson, C. T. Wright, Prior
Klink, Christian Whitehead, Jas. L.
Kan, John P. Wilkinson, S. P.
Attest: G.W. LEMONDS, P. M.
Jan. 6, 1855
(The Planter, Jan. 6, 1855)
The undersigned has taken out Letters of Administration on the estate of Samuel D. Hammond, late of Spencer County, deceased.
All persons indebted to said estate will call and make immediate settlement, and all persons holding claims against said estate will file the same in the Clerk’s Office of the Court of Common Pleas of said county, within one year from the date hereof. Estate is probably solvent.
John Hammond, Adm’r
Jan. 6, 1855 32-3w
(The Planter, Jan 6, 1855)
Notice is hereby given,
That the undersigned has been appointed Administrator of the estate Adam Lindower, late of Spencer County, Indiana, deceased. Said estate is supposed to be solvent.
Benedict Knott, Adm’r
Notice is hereby given,
that on the 4th day of December, 1854, Frederick Stinemon, next friend for William Stinemon, before me, William M. Hammond, a Justice of the Peace in and for Spencer County, Indiana, did sue out a writ of Domestic Attachment against the good, chattel, credits, moneys and effects of James C. S. Rotan, and on the 9th day of December, 1854, the said writ being duly returned by Richard J. Jones, Special Constable, with the following goods and chattels attached; to wit: one stove, two breakfast tables, seven chairs, one coffee mill, one coffee pot, one wood saw, 1(?) yards of carpet, one sack of carpet bail, one box of sundry articles, one ‘sive, two wooden buckets, two tin buckets, one lantern, one bed cord, one clock, one feather bed, , amounting together by appraisement to $46. 47; and on the 20th day of January, 1855, I shall proceed, hear, and decide upon said attachment of which the said James C. S. Rotan, and all other persons concerned will take notice.
Dated this 9th day of Dec. 1854
William M. Hammond
Justice of the Peace, (seal)
Dec 23, 1854 30-4w
Taken up, by William G. Crow, Ohio Twp., Spencer County, Ind., an estray Brindle COW, that has been bored in her horns, marked with crop of each ear, and an undercut on the left ear, about eight years old, appraised by Wayne Montgomery and William Evans,, before James Morgan, a Justice of the Peace.
Attest., Wm W. Cotton, Clerk
Dec. 23, 1854
(The Planter, Dec. 23, 1854)
We notice with pleasure the competition existing between the pork merchants of our town—it having for several years past been one grand means of the farmers receiving an adequate remuneration for their labor.
There have been some fine lots of hogs brought in this week. One lot, of which owned by Reuben Lloyd, Esq. consisting of 14 aged 325 lbs. each, and was purchased by Crawford, Cotton & Co. at the rate of $5.25 per hundred.
Success attend you, Mr. Lloyd
Died, at the residence of her son, (Mr. James Morgan), Mrs. Mary Morgan, widow of John Morgan Esq., formerly of this place.
Mrs. Morgan removed with her husband within the bounds of the adjoining county prior to the organization of Spencer County. She came to this place in 1818—Her husband was our first Clerk, and among the earliest settlers of this village. The house of her son, James T. Morgan from which Mrs. Morgan’s funeral took place was the first shingled residence in our village at that time, it was built thirty-six years ago. The building of such a residence was considered quite an undertaking; the necessary hands had to be brought from a distance of ten or twelve miles around. Then our public square was thickly covered with trees. Mrs. Morgan witnessed the rise and growth of our village up to its present position.
She came here in the vigor of her strength, having been born in the State of Kentucky in the year 1792. She was a woman of remarkable constitution, is capable of sustaining the toils of a new settlement
(No death date given.
(The Planter Dec. 23, 1854)
Notice is hereby given
That the undersigned has been appointed Administrator of the estate of ADAM LINDOWER, late of Spencer County, Indiana, deceased. The estate is supposed to be solvent.
Dec 23, ’54 30-3w
(The Planter, Dec 23, 1854)
All persons indebted to the subscriber, either by not or by book account, are requested to come forward without delay and settle the same with S. Hyland, who is fully authorized to receive the same. And any party having claims against me, will present the same to S. Hyland. For payment.
Having sold out my stock of goods to G. J. Hales, on the 1st of Oct., last, I am compelled to bring my business to a close without further notice.
J. A. Morgan
Rockport, Dec. 23, 1854
(The Planter, Dec. 23, 1853)
(Special Letter to Mrs. Thickston)
Reprint “The Planter, Jan .13, 1855
I have to communicate the painful intelligence of the death of your husband. He died this afternoon at Leonard Sear’s Hotel, and he requested me to say to you, “That he has received all the kindness and attention that could have been extended to him among relations and friends.” His language ran thus.
“To comfort my wife and family, say that nothing has been left undone. Although unable to write, I extend to them my hand. To my dear and beloved wife; You have the whole burden of the family resting on you, but do the best you can; above all things keep up family prayer regularly in the household. To my daughter, Betty: --Cultivate your taste for music; continue to be religious, for that has been the greatest honor to little Willy and Bob, (alluding to his oldest son, Lovell H. Thickston), tell them I will meet them in Heaven, instead of Nebraska, if they will be religious; our meeting will be with the Lord.”
The above I wrote at his dictation.
The members of the Rockport Brass Band, respectfully announce to the citizens of Rockport, and vicinity, that they will give their first Concert at the COURT HOUSE on MONDAY EVENING, January 15, 1855, and will endeavor to render satisfaction to all who may favor them with their patronage.
In the performance of the instrumental music they will be assisted by.
(late member of the Orchestra in the French Opera at New Orleans), who has been kind enough to offer his services for the occasion.)
Messrs. Fairchild, Harris and Jones have been engaged for their performance of the vocal music,
1st, Grand March
3d, Jubilee Polka
5th, Quick Step
1st, Pot Pourri, composed of eight of the best National and popular airs.
Finale – Hail Columbia and Yankee Doodle, by the entire band..
Performance will commence at 7o’clock, P.M..
Admittance, 50 cents, Children half price.
S A R G E N T H O U S E
N.E. Corner of Second and Main Sts.
The subscribe would inform Travelers and Boarders that he is now prepared at the above stand, to entertain all who call with the best the country and market affords. His charges will be moderate.
State of Indiana
Spencer County, SS
This is to certify that James Eskridge re-ported to me, the undersigned, Justice of the Peace in and for said county, in Luce township, on the 15th day of December, 1854,as an estray, one Red STEER, with a white face, and a red mark across his nose, marked with a crop off the left ear, and under crop in the right. Supposed to be seven or eight years old, appraised at twenty dollars by Esra Wilson and John Haden, this 23d day of December, 1854
M. J. MEEKS, Justice, (seal)
A true copy
The partnership between the subscribers in the tin, sheet iron and stove business is dissolved from the 6th, inst. All notes and accounts are in the hands of B. H. Walters for adjustment and collection.
B. H. Walters
G. W. Lemonds
Nov. 11, 1854 24 – tf
Forwarding, Receiving & Commission
Walter & Dougherty have their wharf boat in complete trim and attend to all business in their care with dispatch.
April, 29, 1854 46-tf
(The Planter, Jan. 13, 1855)
James C. Veatch
Attorney at Law
Will practice in the Court of Common Pleas, and attend promptly of all matters connected with his profession.
Nov. 5, 1853 23-ly.
(The Planter, Jan 13, 1855
Attorney at Law and
Agent for Purchase and Sale of
Office upstairs, next to Copeland’s
Exchange and Savings Bank
Dec 2, 1854 27 tf
Near the Plank road, and first toll gate, on the 22nd of September, 1854, a red pocket wallet with a small sum of gold, silver and paper, which the owner can have by calling on the subscriber and pay the necessary expenses. Russel Cahoon
Jackson Township, Sept. 30, 1854
In pursuance of an order of Spencer County Court of Common Pleas, made at the July term, 1854, on the premises, the following real estate situated in Spencer County, and belonging to the estate of William Woolard, deceased, to wit:
The S.E. ¼ of the S.W. ¼ …………….
Appraised at $101.05.
A credit of twelve months will be given by the purchaser giving note and approved freehold security.
Sale within the hours prescribed by law.
Elais Emmick, Adm’r
Sept. 23, 1854 17-4w
C r a w f o r d & C o t t o n
Corner of MAIN and THIRD Streets
OPPOSITE THE COURT HOUSE
Have on hand a general assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Glassware, & etc.
They have laid in a fresh supply of
AND ARE PREPARED FOR THE SUMMER AND FALL TRADE.
DRUGS AND MEDICINE
The subscriber will keep for sale the usual variety of Drugs and Medicine, used in regular botanic, and eclectic practice, warranted genuine and pure, and sold at a small advance in cost.
Also many articles approved _ _ tan medicines.
L. W. Bacon
Physician and Druggist
Boots & Shoes
Crawford and Cotton, in anticipation of the commencement of Fall rains, about the close of dry weather, in order to promote the comfort and health of their customers, have laid a good supply of Boots and Shoes adapted to the Fall trade.
Sept. 2, 1854 14-lf
The partnership heretofore existing under the firm Goodman & Salm in the town of New Boston, Spencer County, Ia, is dissolved by mutual consent. ……………
July 1, 1854
Boots & Shoes
No trouble to show goods! You will always find us on hand at the old stand.
R. G. Doom & Co.
April 1, 1854
(The Planter, Oct. 14, 1854)
I will attend to making collections in town and country. All business in trusted to me in this line shall be attended to promptly.
Aug 5, 1854 10-tf