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SWITZERLAND COUNTY PIONEER ASSOCIATION

Switzerland County, microfilm roll 2, Indiana Historical

                                                                 

Vevay, Indiana, September 10th, 1879 

The Switzerland Cunty Pioneer Association met at the Court house.

There being neigther President or Vice President in attendance, Solomon Washer was appointed President Pro Tem. It was suggested that the President Hon. John Dumont has departed this life causing a vacancy in the office of President and that one of the Directors Willams has also departed this life causing a vacancy of Director.

 

1879

The following is a list of the names of persons who applied for certificates to entitle them to the benefits of free transportation over the Rail Roads to attend the State Pioneer Association at Indianapolis during the State Fair of 1879.

Solomon Washer, aged 81 yrs., in county 61 yrs.
James Brown, aged 76 yrs., in county 62 yrs.
Uziel H. Slow, aged 70 yrs., in county, 58 yrs.
Frederick L. Grisard, aged 71 yrs., in county 61 yrs.
Christopher Waltz, aged 79 yrs., in county 65 yrs.
Samuel Butler, aged 77 yrs., in county 69 yrs.
John F. Cotton, aged 75 yrs., in county 75 yrs.
James Kincaid, aged 77 yrs., in county 42 yrs.
Elias Brown, aged 72 yrs., in county 42 yrs.
John Bakes, aged 79 yrs., in county 46 yrs.
David Allen, aged 79 yrs., in county, 61 yrs.

PIONEERS OF SWITZERLAND AND OHIO COUNTIES

The following are the names of persons ticketed to the Switzerland and Ohio County fair of 1879 as "Pioneers" also their native States, ages and length of time they have resided in Indiana:

    

Born in Switzerland County:
Benjamin Picket, aged 75 William Lock, aged 70
Constant Golay, aged 72 Louis Golay, aged 71
Lucy Detraz, aged 73 John Lock, aged 71
John F. Cotton, aged 76


Born in Indiana:
Nathan Walden, aged 79 Polly Walden, aged 75
Sarah M. Westcott, aged 72 Ann Ritche, aged 72


Born in Ohio:
Samuel Butler Age 72 In State 69 yrs.
Samuel Griffin Age 71 In State 56 yrs.
Nancy Vanosdol Age 71 In State 61 yrs.
David Shull Age 70 In State 47 yrs.
Alfred Wade Age 72 In State 66 yrs.
Alice Herrick Age 77 In State 66 yrs.
James Beckwith Age 82 In State 66 yrs.
Samuel Wade Age 72 In State 66 yrs.
James Brown Age 76 In State 61 yrs.
Carlisle Stout Age 79 In State 50 yrs.
Sanford L. Armstrong Age 70 In State 34 yrs.


Born in Kentucky:
Perret Dufour Age 72 In State 70 yrs.
William Northcott Age 76 In State 47 yrs.
Stephen Jones Age 80 In State 80 yrs.
Leah Platt Age 72 In State 37 yrs.
Ibzan Jackson Age 74 In State 40 yrs.
Elizabeth Cole Age 72 In State 64 yrs.
Elizabeth Stout Age 73 In State 50 yrs.
Preston H. Jack Age 71 In State 51 yrs.
Sarah G. Jack Age 70 In State 51 yrs.
Elisha Short Age 81 In State 69 yrs.
Melinda Lock Age 70 In State 55 yrs.
Margaret Wilson Age 80 In State 43 yrs.
Jefferson Hizer Age 71 In State 71 yrs.
Irene Aldrich Age 70 In State 63 yrs.
Sarah Stewart Age 71 In State 45 yrs.
Eunice Seymour Age 70 In State 61 yrs.
Joseph Hutchinson Age 87 In State 79 yrs.
Josiah Hurlbert Age 71 In State 29 yrs.
Joseph C. Brown Age 77 In State 63 yrs.
Eli S. Brown Age 72 In State 49 yrs.
John E Courtney Age 73 In State 43 yrs.
Sarah Heath Age 77 In State 60 yrs.
William Stewart Age 79 In State 45 yrs.


Born in Pennsylvania:
Adam Cole Age 84 In State 40 yrs.
John F. Doan Age 71 In State 49 yrs.
Elizabeth Marble Age 74 In State 55 yrs.
James McHenry Age 70 In State 61 yrs.
Harvey Littlefield Age 72 In State 60 yrs.
William McNutt Age 82 In State 61 yrs.
Hugh McHenry Age 74 In State 61 yrs.
Julia A. Jackson Age 77 In State 57 yrs.
Elizabeth Gilbert Age 74 In State 54 yrs.
Jacob Baker Age 74 In State 40 yrs.
Martha Baker Age 70 In State 40 yrs.


Born in Virginia:
Margaret Lewis Age 87 In State 52 yrs.
James Wilson Age 80 In State 42 yrs.
Reuben Wilson Age 73 In State 42 yrs.
Mrs. William McNutt Age 78 In State 61 yrs.
Samuel Scott Age 73
Mrs. S. Scott Age 70
John G. Burgess Age 72 In State 42 yrs.


Born in New Jersey:
John Latham Age 70 In State 39 yrs.
Maria Melick Age 78 In State 42 yrs.
David Allen Age 79 In State 55 yrs.
Mrs. M.C. Godden Age 75 In State 42 yrs.
Ann Gleason Age 71 In State 50 yrs.


Born in Vermont:
Truman Gray Age 84 In State 61 yrs.
Stephen Hicks Age 72 In State 55 yrs.
Johathan Cunningham Age 74 In State 62 yrs.
Matilda Andrews Age 76 In State 35 yrs.


Born in Massachusetts:
Lucy Livings Age 80 In State 50 yrs.
D.W. Aldrich Age 73 In State 39 yrs.


Born in New York:
Polly Gray Age 73 In State 42 yrs.
Francis Schoonover Age 74 In State 62 yrs.
David Throwbridge Age 79 In State 42 yrs.
Bela Herrick Age 85 In State 64 yrs.
John Platt Age 73 In State 34 yrs.
Betsey Phillips Age 76 In State 45 yrs.
Paulina Hyde Age 82 In State 69 yrs.
William Oaks Age 71 In State 60 yrs.
Deborah Brown Age 74 In State 61 yrs.
Fanny Pocock Age 71 In State 62 yrs.
Solomon Washer Age 83 In State 60 yrs.
Samuel Fisk Age 73 In State 65 yrs.
Daniel H. Mix Age 77 In State 48 yrs.
David C. Weaver Age 70 In State 55 yrs.
Mary A. French Age 70 In State 55 yrs.
John Baker Sr. Age 71 In State 66 yrs.
Sabra B. North Age 70 In State 62 yrs.
Jacob R. Harris Age 76 In State 63 yrs.
Gertrude Harris Age 70 In State 65 yrs.
Mrs. Vandorin Age 73 In State 61 yrs.
William O. Madison Age 75 In State 34 yrs.
William Thompson Age 70 In State 52 yrs.
Isaac Robbins Age 76 In State 47 yrs.
James Fletcher Age 72 In State 45 yrs.
Thomas Sutton Age 79 In State 42 yrs.
Joseph C. Thompson Age 73 In State 62 yrs.
George Palmer Age 74 In State 55 yrs.


Born in Maryland:
John H. McIntosh Age 79 In State 49 yrs.
Salem Pocock Age 71 In State 60 yrs.
Mary Hizer Age 75 In State 31 yrs.
John H. Wright Age 70 In State 63 yrs.


Born in New Hampshire:
?uridice Downey Age 74 In State 64 yrs.
Martin H. Green Age 70 In State 56 yrs.


Born in Maine:
Oliver Allen Age 78 In State 68 yrs.


Born in Delaware:
William Newbold Age 80 In State 61 yrs.


Born in North Carolina:
Anna Seaver Age 70 In State 54 yrs.


Born in South Carolina:
Margaret Mitchell Age 73 In State 60 yrs.


Born in Tennessee:
Eli Nave Age 73 In State 45 yrs.


Born in Scotland:
George McCulloch Age 71 In State 49 yrs.


Born in Great Britain:
Emanuel Hitchen Age 77 In State 30 yrs.


Born in Ireland:
Margaret Buck Age 74 In State 50 yrs.
William T. Kincaid Age 89 In State 35 yrs.
Rhoda McKim Age 83 In State 40 yrs.
James Kincaid Age 77 In State 42 yrs.


Born in Germany:
George Claproot Age 75 In State 60 yrs.
Fredrick Vinip Age 83 In State 56 yrs.
Elizabeth Vinip Age 74 In State 30 yrs.
Gehart Blanka Age 73 In State 50 yrs.


Born in Switzerland:
Fredrick L. Grisart Age 71 In State 60 yrs.
Zollie C. Grisard Age 72 In State 56 yrs.
Mathias Madary Age 79 In State 55 yrs.


State of Birth Not Given:
Leonard Cole Age 78 In State 62 yrs.
C.M. Walker Age 72 In State 35 yrs.
Jackson G. Douglass Age 74 In State 60 yrs.
Colonel Dodd Age 76
Samuel Bray Age 80 In State 61 yrs.
Solomon Hathaway Age 86 In State 67 yrs.
John Hanna Age 81
Joseph Pearce Age 72 In State 62 yrs.
Stephen Gerard In State 70 yrs.
William Pearce Age 70 In State 42 yrs.
Joanna Pearce In State 42 yrs.
John Boyle Age 70 In State 60 yrs.
Jean Boyle In State 60 yrs.

In the above list we have the names of 112 persons who have reached the age of 70 years and upwards all residents of these two counties. During the past week we have heard that three of the number have been borne to their final resting place; namely, John Lathom of Rising Sun; Maria Melick of East Enterprize and Martin R. Green of Patriot. We find the study of this list of names quite interesting. Posey Township, Switzerland County furnished one fourth of the whole number. It would seem that the early settlers in that region maintained a fixed determination to hold the fort. On the list we find no less than twenty one-States and countries represented. To the early settlement of this part of Indiana, New York and Kentucky contributed most largely; Ohio and Pennsylvania came next in rank, while from the "down East" there are comparatively few and yet fewer from the far South while the West is a blank it then being and unsettled region.