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State of Indiana
Probate Court of Tippecanoe County
Of May Term, 1833
Nelson Bringham, assignee of Charles A. Davis, pl't'ff. against John Lenon, administrator
of Michael Lenon, dec'd. Daniel Lenon, Thomas Jacob Lenon, James Lenon, Michael Blue
and Catherine his wife, Michael Carver, and Ann his wife, Stephen Dye, Ann Dye, Cynthia
Dye, Henry Dye, and Mary Dye, heirs at law of said decedent, defendants.
And now at this time, to wit, on Monday the first day in Term of said Court, the said plaintiff by his
attorney, William M. Jenners, appears in Court, and the Sheriff in this cause having returned on the
original process that the said Jacob Lenon, Michael Blue, and Catherine his wife, Michael Carver and
Ann his wife, Stephen Dye, Ann Dye, Cynthia Dye, Henry Dye, and Mary Dye, are non-residents of
this State: It is therefore ordered by the said Court that the above non-resident decendants be and
appear before the Judge of our said Probate Court on the first day of their next term, to be held in the
Court House in said county, on the second Monday in August next and plead, answer or demur to the
bill filed in this cause, or the matters and things therein will be taken as confessed against them, and
decreed accordingly--and the cause is continued. Copy.
Samuel Hoover, Cl'k
June 1, 1833
Rudolph S. Ford & Jacob Walker - vs. -
Joseph H. Martin, Francis J. Titus and Sarah Titus, his wife, James C. Martin,
Ann Eliza Martin, Ferdinand F. Martin, Harriet Martin and Isabella Martin
NOW, at this time come the said complainants by John Petit, their
solicitor, and move the court for leave to
file a bill in their behalf, which is granted, and a bill is filed accordingly. And on further motion Joseph Tatman
is appointed Guardian ad litem, of James C. Martin, Ann Eliza Martin, Ferdinand F. Martin, Harriet N.
Martin, and Isabella G. Martin, infant and minor heirs (being under the age of twenty-one years) of
Jonathan Martin, deceased, and it appearing to the Court on affidavit filed that the said Francis J. Titus,
and Sarah Titus, his wife, James C. Martin, Ann Eliza Martin, Ferdinand F. Martin, Harriet N. Martin,
and Isabella G. Martin, are non-residents of this State, it is ordered that publication be made for three weeks
successively in the Lafayette Free Press, a public newspaper in general circulation, to notify said non-resident
defendants of the pendency of this bill, and that they be and appear before the Judges of this Court on the first day
of its next Term, and plead, answer, or demur to complainants bill, or the things therein will be taken as confessed against them. And this cause is continued, with leave for dedimus potestatum.
A true copy - Witness, Samuel Hoover, Clerk, Lafayette, April 13, 1833
Baker Guest, Administrator of the estate of
Jesse Pugh late deceased - vs - } Bill for final
Rachel Pugh, widow & relict of dec'd, Mary Ann Pugh, } settlement and
Alexander Pugh, and Caroline Pugh, infant heirs of dec'd, } distribution of dec'd
and Alexander Pugh, their guardian. } Estate &c.
NOW at this time comes Baker Guest, Administrator of the goods,
chattels, rights, credits, moneys, and effects, which were of Jesse
Pugh, late of said coutny, deceased, and filed his Bill in Court,
praying a final settlement
and distribution of the estate of said decedent, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the above named heirs are non-residents of the State of Indiana. It is therefore entered by the Court that publication be
made of the pendency of the above bill by three weeks successive publications of this order in the Lafayette Free Press, a newspaper printed and published in said county. That the above named heirs be and appear before
the judge of this court on the first day of the next term to be holden at the Court House in the town of Lafayette
in said county, on the second Monday in August next, and plead, answer or demur to said Administrator's bill, or
the matters and things therein mentioned will be taken as confessed, and decreed against them accordingly.
A copy - Witness, Samuel Hoover, Cl'k
Tatman, Sol., June 22
The undersigned having taken out Letters of Administration from the Probate Court of Tippecanoe county,
Indiana, on the personal estate of Elizabeth Huffman, late of said county, deceased - all persons having
claims against said estate, are hereby notified to present them in the manner and within the time prescribed
by law, for settlement; and those indebted are required to make immediate payment. The estate is solvent.
E. Huffman, Sam'l Favorite, Adm'rs., Sept. 7, 1833
Come and See
The subscriber, living on the South Fork of Wild Cat, offers his farm for sale, consisting of 600 acres: of which
upwards of 2 Lots are Prairie; the rest wood land and barren, most of which is under good state of cultivation,
and valuably improved and judged to be in as healthy a situation as Tippecanoe County affords. He will sell
either for prompt payment or on a credit of 3 or 4 years. For further particulars enquire either at this office, or
of the subscriber.
Edmund Peckover, Sept. 27, 1833
The undersigned having been appointed by the Probate Court of Tippecanoe county at the August Term 1833, Administrator ad bonis nom of the personal estate of Sebastian Foust, late of said county, deceased. Notice is
hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate to call and make payment without delay, and all persons
having claims against said estate to present them immediately.
John W. Johnson, Adm'r., August 24, 1833
CAUTION--My wife, Tabitha, having
left my bed and board without cause, this is to forwarn all persons from
harboring or trusting her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her
contracting after this date.
Isaac Owens, Aug. 24, 1833
NOTICE - The undersigned having been
appointed by the Probate Court of Tippecanoe county, at the August
term A.D. 1833 thereof: Guardians of the person and property of Samuel Hall, a lunatic of said county.
Notice is therefore hereby given to all persons indebted to said Samuel Hall, by note or book account, to make payment without delay; and all persons having claims against Samuel Hall, to present their accounts for
settlement within one year from this date. The books, notes, and accounts are left with John D. Farmer, who
is authorized to make settlements. Persons wishing to make him at this Drug Store on Main street, (Lafayette)
one door east of the Globe Hotel. The estate is thought to be solvent.
J.D. Farmer, Wm. Farmer, John Stephenson, Guardians, August 24, 1833
A Gentleman about 25 years of age, of good health, moral and industrious habits, and measurably good looking,
a Farmer by profession, having become tired of a life of single blessedness, and being desirous of entering into matrimonial banns, takes this method of making his wishes known, in the hope that some lady similarly inclined
will be ready to embrace an opportunity of forming a co-partnership for life. He has never been married, but promises to make a true and faithful husband. He would prefer a wife to be not more than 28 or 30 years of age. She need not be more than ordinarily handsome, but must possess an unimpeachable character, and be able and willing to attend to the domestic duties of a Wife. A letter from such a one, addressed to B. G. and left at the Free-Press office will reach me, and meet with due and respectful attention.
(Note: I wonder if he found one!)
In Circuit Court, Of October Term, 1833
Elizabeth Cooper vs.
Now at this time comes the petitioner by counsel, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court by disinterested
affidavit made in open court that the defendant is not a resident of this state; therefore the Court order notice of
pendency of this complaint to be published three weeks successively in the Lafayette Free-Press, a paper of
general circulation--and that the defendant appear upon the first day of the next Term of this Court, to answer the
said complaint, or the matters and things therein contained will be determined in his absence.
Teste, D. F. VANDEVENTER, Cl'k, Nov. 16, 1833
At this time comes Joseph Tatman, Administrator of the estate of Isaac
Edwards, late deceased, and files his
petition in court, setting forth the conditions of the said estate both real and personal; that it is insufficient for the
payment of he debts against said decedent, and praying for relief generally. It is therefore ordered by the Court
that the creditors of said estate be notified of the filing and pendency of said petition by giving six weeks successive publications in the Lafayette Free-Press a newspaper printed and published in the town of Lafayette, county of
Tippecanoe, in the state of Indiana: that unless the creditors of said estate notify said Administrator of the existence
and extent of their respective claims, by filing the same or a statement of the nature, description, and date of contract
or assumpsit, upon which the same may be founded, in the office of the Clerk of this Court; previous to the final
distribution of the assets of the estate of said decedent, such claims aforesaid will be postponed in favour of more
diligient creditors: And this cause is continued.
A copy, witness
Samuel Hoover, Cl'k, Probate Court, T. C.
November 20, 1833
NOTICE is hereby given that by virtue
of a writ of Foreign Attachment, by me directed to Samuel Kiser,
Constable, one Wagon having been attached as the property of Benjamin Schoonover, at the suit of Lorenzo
S. Westgate, and that I will proceed to act on said writ at my office in Wayne township, Tippecanoe county,
Indiana, on the 4th day of January next, at 12 o'clock, M. on said day--of which the said Benjamin Schoonover
will take notice.
William Hackney, J.P.
Dec. 4, 1833
~On Tuesday 31st ult., Mr. Austin W. Harvey to Miss Mary Hayes
MARRIED-On Sunday last, by the Rev. James A. Carnahan, Mr.
Samuel McCullaugh to Miss Edethia M Jennings, all of this town.
~On last Thursday, by A. B. Slaughter, Esq., Mr. John E. Eagleston of this place to Miss Darcas Cain of this county.
~On the 25th December at Michigan City by ____ Mr. G.M. Earls, Merchant of that place to Miss Sarah A. Bugher, formerly of this place.
Not one morsel of pound-cake accompanied any of the above Hymeneal notices!!!!!!!!!
Notice is hereby given, that letters of administration on the estate of William Ellis, late of Tippecanoe county,
Indiana, dec'd, have been granted to the undersigned executors of said estate. All persons having claims against
said estate are notified to present them within one year, legally authenticated, for settlement; and those indebted
are required to make immediate payment. The estate is supposed to be solvent.
Hiram Ellis, John Beals, Ex'rs., Jan'y 18, 1834
Indiana, To Wit: Warren County
Warren Circuit Court--Oct. Term, 1833
Zimri Hollingsworth, Compl't ~ vs.~ }Petition for
Olive Ann Hollingsworth Defendant }a Divorce
Now comes the Complainant and on motion files his Bill and it appearing by affidavit filed that the Defendant
in this cause is not a resident of this State: It is ordered by the Courth that publication of the pendency of this
cause be made by three successive publications in the Lafayette Free Press, a newspaper printed and published
at Lafayette, Indiana, sixty days prior to the first day of the next Term of this Court for the purpose of notifying
the Defendant that unless she shall appear on the first day of the next Term of this Court to be holden at the
Court House in Williamsport on the second Monday next, and answer to the Complainant's said Bill, this cause
will be heard and determined in her absence and this cause is continued.
A true copy. James Cunningham, Clerk
January 11, 1833
To the heirs of Joseph Allen, dec'd,
and all whom it may concern,
Notice is hereby given, that I shall apply to the Tippecanoe Probate court at the term thereof to be holden on
the second Monday in May next, to appoint Commissioners to assign to me Dowerof, in and to all the lands,
tenements, and hereditaments, either legally or equitably belonging to the said Joseph Allen, my deceased
husband, in the county of Tippecanoe, at any time during coverture.
Mary Allen, Widow of Joseph Allen, dec'd
Tippecanoe county, Ind., April 19, 1834
Notice is hereby given that letters of Administration have been granted to the undersigned on the estate of
James Acton, late of Tippecanoe county, Indiana, deceased. All persons indebted to said estate are
requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against it are hereby notified to present them
for settlement authenticated, within one year from the date hereof. The estate is supposed to be solvent.
Wm. C. Johnson, Adm'r., April 19, 1834
Whilst I was absent last spring, Thomas Bilderback reported that I had driven over Mrs. Dains with a waggon and
team, and crippled her. I deem it a duty I owe myself and the public, to state that the report is a base falsehoold,
which I am able to prove by competent witnesses, and Mr. Thomas Bilderback may bear it so, or put me to the
proof of it, and then bear it. As his motive for telling said falsehood is generally known, I leave it with a generous
and virtuous public to decide what credit shall hereafter be attached to his word.
Henry Oilar, June 10, 1834
July 4, 1834
Mr. Thomas Bilderback has published a base and wilful libel over the signature of Mary Dane, who was drunk at the time she fell off her husband's waggon, which libel has received consideration of Mr. Joseph Rawles, just about three hundred yards long. Wonder where Mr. Rawles' long consideration was, when he was telling that he and his Brother-in-law Mr. Bilderback, saw nothing of the transaction, of which Mr. Bilderback falsely accused me? Wonder why Mr. Bilderback tells some people he saw me drive over Mrs. Dane, and tells others he did not see it? Why did not he take and publish the certificate of one of the Ladies who was in my waggon, which Mrs. Dane fell off? O! cause she was sober and told him the truth, and that would answer him a poor purpose, in establishing a falsehood, which I can prove by legal evidence who says he has not, to put me to the proof of it. If any person of any credibility should reply to this, the public may expect to hear from me again; but I would be excused from replying to Thomas, or any one who has undertaken to help him out with his base falsehoods and vile calumny.
Henry Oilar, July 3rd, 1834
To The Public
A few remarks appeared in the Free Press on the 10th of June, over the signature of Henry Oilar, pronouncing
Thomas Bilderback the author of a base falsehood. The following is a true statement of the case: the public after examining it can judge how much honor and humanity Mr. Oilar's bosom contains:
Sometime in July last I was going home from Lafayette--I accidentally fell out of the Wagon of my husband.
Mr. Oilar was a few feet behind me driving his own wagon. I begged of him not to drive over me, but he was too near that he could not stop his horses, so that he drove over and crippled me, perhaps for life. After having thus driven over me, Mr. Oilar refused to stop his wagon to let the females that were in his wagon assist me in any way whatever; but drove off without knowing whether he had killed me or not.
N.B.-I was within about three hundred yards of Mrs. Dane when the above related case took place and consider it a true statement of the case.
Joseph Rawles, June 28, 1834
There will be offered for sale at public vendue on Monday, the 20th of October nect, at the late residence of
Levi Hawkins, deceased, all the personal property of said deceased consisting of Horses, Cows, Sheep, Hogs,
one four horse Waggon, Harness, Corn in the field, Wheat in the stack, Oats in the sheaf, Hay, farming utensils,
& c. Beds and Bedding, Household and Kitchen furniture.
Terms of sale:--All sums of three dollars and under, cash in hand; all
sums over three dollars, a credit of nine
monts will be given, the purchaser giving bond and approved securtiy. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock A.M. of
Joseph Hawkins, Jr., Adm'r., August 28, 1834
On the 26th day of June last, William Smith, of the County of Tippecanoe, left his residence on business, and
has not been heard of since the 8th day of July following. Said William Smith is about five feet and eleven
inches high, of regularly proportioned figure, dark complexion, black intelligent eye; the hair off of the top of
his head, which is hid by platting his hair over it; he is over fifty years old; rode from home a very large bay
horse. His clothes are of a London brown color.
Every editor within the United States friendly to the cause of humanity,
will confer a favour on a diconsolate
and much distressed woman (Wife of said William) by giving the above an insertion in their newspapers.
Information by letter will be gratefully received--directed to Eveline A. Smith, Putnam county,
Hennapin post office, Illinois.
Eveline A. Smith, September 10, 1834
State of Indiana
Tippecanoe Circuit Court, October Term, A.D. 1834
Mary Ayres vs.}Libel for
Thomas Ayres }Divorce
And now comes the said Mary Ayres, by William M. Jenners, her attorney, and it appearing from the
affidavit of William Reed, a disinterested witness, filed in this cause, that the said defendant, Thomas
Ayres is not a resident of the State of Indiana, it is ordered that notice of the pendency of the said libel
be published in the Lafayette Free Press, a newspaper published in said State, for three weeks successively
sixty days before the next term of this court, notifying the said defendant that he be and appear before the
said court at its next term, to be holden on the first Monday in April, in the year one thousand eight hundred
and thirty-five, on the first day thereof, to answer the complaint, or the matters and things therein contained
will be determined in his absence. And this cause is continued.
A copy--Attest, Samuel Hoover, Cl'k
Nov. 1, 1834
The subscriber, having taken out letters of administration on the estate of Jas. Stuart, dec'd, requests all persons
having claims against said estate to present them accroding as the law directs; and all persons indebted to said
estate, to make payment, &c. The estate is supposed to be solvent.
T. Coyner, Adm'r. , Jan. 1st, 1835
Whereas my wife, Mary Routh, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, this it to forewarn
all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Isaac Routh, Jan'y 5th, 1835
Wherein my wife Bathsheba Owens has left my bed and board withouth just cause, this is to forewarn all
persons from trusting or harbouring on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date,
and further, I will prosecute anyone who may presume to harbour her.
Silas Owens, January 24, 1835
NOTICE--Eloped from the employement of the undersigned on the
night of the first inst. William H. Fultz,
an indented apprentice to the cabinet making business.--I will therefore pay any individual the liberal reward
of 6 1/2 cents, who will apprehend the said Fultz, but will not promise that the apprehender will experience any
extraordinary marks of courtesy for attention at my hands.
E. M. Lane, Eugene Vermillion County, Indiana, April 6, 1835
Philip McCormick, administrator
of the estate of Samuel Bringham deceased
- vs. -
John Bringham, Jesse Bringham, Nelson Bringham, Levi Bringham, }Bill for a full
Elizabeth Hately,formerly Elizabeth Bringham, Thomas Bilderback }and final
and Rachel Bilderback his wife, formerly Rachel Bringham, Peter Caster, }settlement and
and Jane Caster his wife, formerly Jane Bringham, Isaac Bringham, }distribution of
Aaron Bringham, and Peter Caster his guardian, Nancy Bringham, }the assets of said
guardian for the minor heirs of Martin Bringham, deceased, and heirs-at-law }estate.
of said Sam'l Bringham, deceased.
Now at this time comes the said Philip McCormick, administrator
of the goods and chattels, rights,
credits, monies, and effects, which were of Samuel Bringham, late of said county, deceased, and filed
his bill and exhibit in the Court; setting forth, amongst the other things, that he has converted the
property of said decedent into assets, has paid off the pricipal part of the debts which were outstanding
against the said estate; and that he will be ready, and intends to make final settlement and distribution
of the assets, monies, and effects, in his hands, at the next term of this Court, according to the law of
Indiana, regulating descents and distribution: --And it appearing to the Court that some of the above
named heirs, are non-residents of the state of Indiana, --It is therefore ordered by the Court, that
publication of the pendency of this bill be made by publishing a copy of this order for three weeks
successively in the Lafayette Free Press, and Commercial Advertiser, a newspaper printed and published
in the Town of Lafayette, in said County of Tippecanoe, in general circulation, notifying the non-resident
heirs of the said Samuel Bringham, deceased, to be and appear before the Judge of this Court, on the
first day of the next term, to be holden in the Court House in the town of Lafayette, in said County, on
the second Monday in May next, and shew cause why a final settlement and distribution shall not be
decreed in the premises. And this cause is continued to the next term of this Court.
Copy, Test., -- Sam'l Hoover, Cl'k
State of Indiana
Circuit Court of October Term, A. D. 1835
Joshua Coran, Mary Stedman, widow of James Stedman deceased,
Thomas Harber and Elizabeth his wife, Robert Graham and Harriet }
his wife, Samuel Graham and Catherine his wife, and John Coran, }
and Eliza Coran and Margaret Coran by Joshua Coran their brother }
and next friend, heirs and legal reprensentatives of John Coran }Bill in Chancery
late deceased: }
Jacob Walker and William P. Ramsey, and the unknown heirs of }
Jane Ramey, late Jane Coran, deceased &c. }
At this time comes the complainants by Naylor, Cox and Patton, their solicitors, and it appearing to the
satisfaction of the Court, by affidavit filed, that the heirs of the said Jane, as set forth in complainants bill, are
not resident of the state of Indiana: and upon motion, Joshua Coran is admitted by the Court to prosecute as the
next friend of the above named John Coran, Eliza Coran and Margaret Coran, who are minors. It is therefore
ordered by the Court now here that publication of the above bill to be made by publishing a copy of this order
in the Lafayette Free Press, a newspaper printed and published in the Town of Lafayette, and county of Tippecanoe
for three weeks successively, sixty days before the next Term, notifying the said non resident heirs of the said Jane,
that they be and appear before the Judges of this Court on the first day of the next Term, and plead, answer
or demur to the complainants bill: Otherwise the court will decree against them in their absences; and this cause
is continued, &c.
A copy, Witness, Samuel Hoover, Clerk, T.C.C.
April 29, 1836
LAND FOR SALE
The undersigned, Administrators of the estate of Samuel McGeorge, deceased, have been authorized by the Probate Court of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to sell a part of a tract of land, situated in said county, known as the Richardville Reserve, east of, and about seven miles from Lafayette. The land is fertile, well watered, best of timber and Prairie--Wild Cat creek passes through said tract--lies between Dayton and Heaton's mills. For further information apply to either
of the undersigned.
Feb. 5, 1836.
P.S. Title undisputed. See Records in Recorder's office of Tippecanoe
LAND FOR SALE
The subscriber offers for sale 360 acres of first rate land, about one half prairie and the balance
well timbered: situated on Burnets creek, about seven miles from Lafayette, onthe state road leading
to Michigan city. There are from 80 to 100 acres under fence, and it is watered not only by the creek,
but by several good never failing springs--which form a good site for a tannery or distillery. It has also
on it a thrifty young forehand. For further particulars, enquire of the subscriber on the premises.
October 16, 1835
Notice is hereby given that I will expose at public sale on Friday the 12th day of October next, at the late residence
of Richard Stryker, deceased, in Tippecanoe township, Tippecanoe county, all the personal property of said deceased, consisting of one horse, one colt, cattle, sheep, hogs, corn in the field, buckwheat, farming utensils,
household and kitchen furniture, with other articles too tedious to mention. A credit of nine months will be given
on all sums of three dollars and upwards, the purchaser giving note and approved security.
Richard Sibbitt, Adm'r, September 18, 1837
The undersigned having taken out letters of administration on the estate of Abraham Huffman, late of Tippecanoe
county, Indiana, deceased; notice is hereby given to all person indebted to said estate to make payment immediately;
and to all persons having claim against said estate to present them for settlement within one year from this date.
The estate is supposed to be solvent.
James Gaddis, James Brown, adm'rs, October 3d, 1837
November 9, 1837
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed Executor of the last will and testament of Benjamin T. Harris, late of Randolph township, Tippecanoe county, Indiana, deceased; therefore all persons who have clains against said estatee are notified to present them, legally authenticated for settlement, within one year from this date; and all persons indebted to the estate are required to make payment.
The estate is supposed to be insolvent.
Thomas W. Harris, Executor
Oct. 26, 1837
The subscriber having taken out letters of administration on the estate of Littleberry Aldridge, of Washington township, Tippecanoe county, Ind., deceased, requests all persons indebted to said estate to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same are required to present them duly authenticated for settlement within one year from this date. The estate is supposed to be solvent.
F.C. Webb, Adm'r.
Nov. 9, 1837
ONE CENT REWARD
Ran away from the subscriber, living in Lafayette, Tippecanoe county, Indiana, an indentured apprentice to
the Boot and Shoe making business named George Reed. The above reward will be paid for his return
to me and all persons are hereby notified not to harbor him or trust him on my account.
October 26, 1837
Notice is hereby given that there will be offered for sale on Saturday, the 18th day of Novmeber, inst., at the
late residence of John Simmon, of Wabash township, Tippecanoe county, Indiana, deceased, the
following property, viz.:
Three yoke of work cattle and wagon
Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Hogs
Household and other furniture
Corn in the field
Wheat, Oats and Hay in the stack,
and other articles too tedious to mention.
A credit of nine months will be given on all sums over three dollars. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock on said
day, where due attendance will be given by
Philip McCormick, Adm'r
Nov. 2, 1837
MARRIED--On Thursday, the second day of November inst., by Thomas Smiley, Esqr., Mr. Edward Reed to Miss Eliza Robison.
By William D. Moore, living in Shelby township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, on the 29th day of October, 1837, one estray Iron Gray Horse...Appraised to thirty two dollars by Enos Moor and Thomas Moore this
7th day of November 1837.
Sampson Henkle, J.P.
DISSOLUTION of CO-PARTNERSHIP
The partnership heretofore existing between STOY and BEMISS in this city is dissolved. All accounts and notes due the late firm must be settled with Elijah Bemiss, who alone is authorized to receive the __?__. E. Bemiss will attend to the settlement of all accounts against the firm.
Lafayette, November 9, 1837"
October 31, 1839
The business will be continued by the undersigned in all its various branches as heretofore, at the shop
formerly occupied by MENEFEE & SHIVELY, on Main Street, one door west of P.S. JENNINGS
old stand, and opposite TAYLOR & CARNAHANS store. I return my thanks to the public in
general for their past favor, and still solicit a liberal share of their patronage, as I am prepared to do all
kinds of work in my line.
I receive the Philadelphia quarterly reports of fashions, and will make garments in the latest style, and in
as neat a style as they can be made in the place and on as reasonable terms.
--Particular attention paid to cutting all garments.
Oct. 24, 1839
November 28, 1839
State of Indiana
Carroll Circuit Court
October Term, A.D. 1839
PETITION FOR DIVORCE
Mary Ann M Merriman vs.
Now at this time come the complainant by Allen and Robinson, her solicitors, and files her bill of complaint,
and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court by the affidavit of Jacob Jayne a disinterested person,
that the said Aaron Merriman is a non-resident of the state of Indiana. It is therefore ordered by the Court
now here that the said defendant be notified of the filing and pendency of said petition by publication in the Lafayette Free Press, a public newspaper of general circulation according to the statute in such case made
and provided, and that he appear on the first day of the next term of this Court, and answer, plead or demur
to the said petitioner's bill, or the matters and things therein contained will heard in his absence, and this cause
is continued with leave to amend bill &c.
Attest: James H. Stewart, Cl'k
Nov. 22, 1839
State of Indiana
Circuit Court of February Term, 1840, In vacation Nov. 27, 1839.
Elizabeth Griswold }
vs. }Libel for Divorce
Reuben Griswold }
Be it remembered that on the 27th day of November 1839, the said Elizabeth Griswold by Lockwood and
Mace her solicitors, filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county, her petition praying
a divorce from said defendant, Reuben, and also files the affidavit of a disinterested person; that the said
Reuben is not a resident of the State of Indiana. Therefore notice is hereby given tot he said Reuben Griswold
of the filing and pendency of this petition, and that unless the said defendant pleads, answers or demurs to
the same on or before the calling of the cause at the next term of said court commencing on the third Monday
in February next, the said petition as to the said defendant, will be taken as confessed and decided in his
absence &c. Given under my hand this 27th day of November, 1839
Samuel Hoover, Clerk of said Court.
State of Indiana
Tippecanoe Circuit Court, in the vacation of February term, 1840
Catherine Gay }
vs. }Libel for Divorce
Samuel Gay }
Whereas the above named complainant has filed in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of said county on this
seventh day of November 1839, her bill of complaint against said defendant, Samuel Gay, as also the affidavit
of a disinterested person from which it appears that the said defendant is not a resident of the state of Indiana:
Therefore the said defendant, Samuel Gay, is hereby notified of the filing and the pendency of said bill of complaint and that unless he appears and answer, plead or demur to the allegations contained therein on or before the calling of the cause at the next term of said Court, to be holden at the Court House in the town of Lafayette, on the third Monday in February next, said bill will be taken as confessed against him and will be decreed in his
Teste: Samuel Hoover, Clerk, November 7, 1839
~On Thursday morning last, by Elder S. G. Miner, Israel Spencer, Esq. to Mrs. Charlotte Bartholomew, all
~On the evening of the same day by Rev. H.B. Beers, Mr. James M. Kibben to Miss Rebecca Farmer, all of
~On Tuesday of last week by Rev. S.G. Miner, Mr. Edwin Winship, Esq. of Clinton County to Miss Jemima,
daughter of Mr. James Hawkins, of this county.
~On Thursday last by the same, Mr. C. W. Colton to Miss ___ Mason all of this county.
The undersigned had this day taken out letters of administration de bonis non on the estate of Jesse C. Sherman, late of Tippecanoe county, Indiana, deceased, all persons having claims against said estate
will please present them for payment according to law; those indebted are requested to make payment immediately, as no indulgence will be given.
N.B.-The former administrator, James Kirkpatrick, has absconded, taking with him all the notes due said estate, amongst which there were notes on the following persons, to wit: Daniel Clark, Henderson Starks, John Jones, John Guyberson, Orin Collins and William Cody, who are notified to make payment to no
one but me. And all persons are cautioned agains trading for any notes given to said Kirkpatrick, administrator
of said estate, or making payment of any demand to said Kirkpatrick or any one else, due said estate, except
Samuel Clark, Adminstrator de bonis non, Nov. 12, 1839
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