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CLARK COUNTY HERALD

17-OCT- 1894

Submitted by:  Ron Cornwell


A more beautiful day for the old settlers reunion than last Thursday could not of been ask. People did not arrive early but when they did begin to come, they came with a rush and soon the city was over flowing with them. The old folks registered at the Herald Office and later in the county clerks office, each one receiving a souvenir badge and a ticket entitling the holder to a free dinner. Just about 350 tickets were given out by the secretary and nearly the same number of badges. The dinner was spread in the old Booth and Company storeroom and was furnished mainly by the ladies of Marshall. It was universally pronounced by the old settlers to be the best they had ever partaken of.
The band discoursed sweet music all day and was highly praised by all. They boys fairly surpassed themselves on this occasion. The evening concert was especially beautiful. It is undeniable that the band was one of the main attractions of the day.
The program in the courtroom was carried out to the letter. Promptly at 10 AM President
Hughes called the meeting to order and the room was then fairly packed.
After briefly stating the objective of the meeting he called on
S. S. Whitehead who delivered the address of welcome. A fervent invocation by Rev. S. G. Lamb followed and then James Sheapley responded to the address of welcome on behalf of the old folks. Rev. J. D. R. Brown next addressed the gathering and lead in singing the old hymn, "How Firm A Foundation". Interesting reminiscent talks were then made by Anderson Lansbery, of Johnson Township, and Jehu Farr, of Wabash. The morning session ends with the singing of "America" by the audience to the accompaniment of the band.
In the afternoon the courtroom was again packed and the old folks refreshed and invigorated by the bountiful meal.
Reminiscent talks were indulged in by
Dr. J. D. Mitchell, of Darwin, William Murphy and Mrs. B. C. Foster, of York, Robert Hensley of Auburn Township and Mrs. Susannah Coombs, of Marshall. Mrs. Foster quaintly declared that "things don't taste as good now as they did in the old days”. You never get such corn bread as we used to in those days. The corn meal ain't good and sweet like that ground in the old horse mills. Ed Harlan made a characteristic speech, which pleased every one.
Mr.
Murphy, of York, moved that at the next meeting an old spinning wheel be placed on the rostrum and some old lady give an exhibition of old time spinning.
S. S. Whitehead moved that some of the old ladies bring pones of old fashion corn bread that we of the younger generation may compare with the present generation. Frank Travioli made a closing speech commending the citizens of Marshall for the grand welcome.
The election of offices was then held.
E. J. Hughes was re-elected president. Dr. J. D. Mitchell elected vice president, O. L. Kilborn elected secretary and D. D. Doll re-elected treasurer.
We published below a list of all the old settlers registered together with their ages and the year they came to the county. There some inaccuracies but not many.

 


NAME, AGE - YR. CAME TO COUNTY

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP
Campbell, Mrs. Jane 74 - 1854
Chicadanz, Nicholas 82 - 1844
Crigler, Mrs. S.W. 63 - 1858
Crigler, S.W. 63 - 1858
Davis, Mrs. William 73 - 1854
Davis, William 73 - 1854
Elston, Mrs. Sallie 84 - 1854
Fetters, Martha 60 - Born Here
Fix, Joseph 72 - 1850
Fix, Mrs. Joseph 63 - 1850
Freeman, Granville 60 - 1854
Fuller, George 62 - 1849
Garner, John 80 - 1850
Hazen, Martha 53 - Born Here
Holler, John 66 - 1841
Holler, Mrs. John 64 - 1854
Kile, Mrs. Peter 64 - 1858
Kile, Peter 66 - 1858
Koppler, John A. 62 - 1857
Koppler, Mrs.John A. 61 - 1861
Lambdin, I.R. 61 - 1834
Lambdin, Mrs. I.R. 55 - Born Here
Meehling, John 75 - 1857
Meehling, Mrs. John 72 - 1857
Moesch, Fred 56 - 1864
Moesch, Mrs. Fred 60 - 1864
Schlosser, Mrs. S. 67 - 1852
Schlosser, S. 63 - 1862
Schmidtley, J.W. 60 - 1862
Schmidtley, Mrs. J.W. 60 - 1862
Serwise, Mrs. Emeline 62 - 1844
Shade, John 75 - 1865
Smith, Daniel 79 - 1820
Tabscott, William 68 - 1840

AUBURN TOWNSHIP
Beabout, John 65 - 1846
Beabout, Mrs. John 60 - 1846
Bishop, E.H. 79 - 1830
Bishop, Mrs. E.H. 74 - 1830
Cleaver, Mrs. Caroline 62 - 1864
Ennis, Jonathan 72 - 1832
Ennis, Mrs. Jonathan 71 - 1844
Fahlbush, H. 70 - 1838
Hurst, John 80 - 1830
Hurst, Nicholas 77 - 1836
Hensley, Robert 63 - Born Here
Lowry, Joseph 68 - 1854
Lowry, Mrs. Joseph 64 - 1854
McNulty, John R. 73 - 1853
McNulty, Mrs. John R. 76 - 1838
Williams, Mrs. William 61 - Born Here
Williams, William 64 - 1844

CASEY TOWNSHIP
Brown, J. D. R. 58 - 1881
Brown, Mrs. J. D. R. 60 - 1881
Carr, Jane 65 - 1834
Emrick, Mrs. Elvira 73 - 1851
Kline, E. M. 67 - 1842
Morrill, Mary 65 - 1843
Mosier, Alphonso 65 - 1859
Mosier, Mrs. Alphonso 65 - 1859
Scott, R. R. 72 - 1864
Scott, Mrs. R. R. 64 - 1864
Yangaway, Israel 83 - 1837
Yangaway, Jane 64 - 1837

DARWIN TOWNSHIP
Haddix, Enoch 65 - 1838
Hammerly, J. B. 70 - 1857
Hammerly, Mrs. J. B. 63 - 1857
Hilbert, Fred 80 - 1833
Hilbert, Mrs. Fred 71 - 1842
Huston, John B. 79 - 1821
Kildow, George 89 - 1843
Kildow, Mrs. George 62 - 1850
McCollum, Jane 74 - 1860
Miller, Jacob 61 - 1868
Miller, Mrs. Jacob 54 - 1868
Mitchell, Dr. J.D. 71 - 1847
Mitchell, Mrs. J.D. 68 - 1832
Rasner, Fred 65 - 1853
Taubeneck, Charles 74 - 1849
Tingley, John 60 - Born Here
Tingley, Mrs. John 56 - 1844

DOLSON TOWNSHIP
Cale, Julia A. 77 - 1853
Coons, Judith 75 - 1847
Coons, Mary A. 73 - 1839
Coons, William S. 68 - 1839
Ennis, F.B. 77 - 1833
Ennis, Mrs. F. B. 72 - 1833
Fowler, John 62 - 1844
Hendricks, Rebecca 63 - 1869
Hutchings, Jack 77 - 1849
Hutchings, Mrs. Jack 60 - 1849
Hutchings, Mrs. Steve 71 - 1851
Hutchings, Mrs. W. H. 60 - 1857
Hutchings, Steve 71 - 1851
Hutchings, W. H. 58 - 1856
Johnson, Abel 68 - 1836
Johnson, Andrew 63 - Born Here
Johnson, Mrs. Abel 59 - 1859
Johnson, Mrs. Andrew 60 - 1854
Lutz, Joseph 62 - 1854
Lutz, Mrs. Joseph 60 - 1854
Lycan, Mary 79 - 1816
Marrs, Mrs. William H. 45 - 1856
Marrs, William H. 70 - 1835
Miller, E. 77 - 1846
Millhouse, Fred 84 - 1850
Perry, Catherine 69 - 1839
Sears, Jacob 70 - 1849
Sears, Mrs. Jacob 67 - 1849
Stark, Isaac 78 - 1832
Stuard, J. B. 76 - 1854
Stuard, Mrs. J. B. 69 - 1854

DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP
Carney, James 84 - 1859
Hollingsworth, C. S. 85 - 1843
Hornbrook, Jack 68 - 1854
Hornbrook, Mrs. Jack 61 - 1856
Newman, Caroline 71 - 1831
Willison, Mrs. William W. 62 - 1844
Willison, William W. 69 - 1844

JOHNSON TOWNSHIP
Baughman, David 74 - 1851
Baughman, Mrs. David 73 - 1851
Finney, W. W. 55 - 1850
Geffs, Jacob 80 - 1850
Lansberry, Anderson 84 - 1865
Stevens, Isaiah 68 - 1856

MARSHALL TOWNSHIP
Adams, Mrs. W. T. 62 - 1872
Adams, W. T. 68 - 1852
Allison, J. L. 71 - 1849
Allison, Mrs. 68 - 1840
Archer, Burns 65 - Born Here
Bartlett, Arch 70 - Born Here
Bartlett, Mrs. Arch 71 - 1840
Black, John A. 70 - 1839
Booth, Mrs. Fayette 63 - 1836
Brown, Mrs. M. J. 65 - 1854
Bullock, Mrs. Jane 85 - 1840
Casteel, L. G. 69 - 1840
Chicadonz, C. A. 67 - 1842
Chicadonz, Mrs. C. A. 58 - 1851
Chrisler, Abe 75 - 1858
Clark, Mary M. 69 - 1859
Coombs, Susannah 66 - Born Here
Davidson, R. N. 61 - Born Here
Davidson, Reece 64 - 1839
Davidson, Mrs. Reece 65 - 1836
Dawson, Mrs. Thomas 55 - Born Here
Dawson, Thomas 65 - 1863
Day, T. F. 81 - 1841
Dougan, Mrs. Jane 74 - 1840
Drake, Mrs. Mary 73 - 1840
Easterday, W. L. 72 - 1855
Eaton, William C. 80 - 1835
English, Isaac 73 - 1839
Falley, Mrs. E. 58 - 1840
Flowers, Lewis 78 - 1852
Forbeck, John 76 - 1844
Forbeck, Mrs. John 75 - 1840
Fry, O. P. 72 - 1861
Gilmer, Martha J. 65 - 1864
Green, J. M. 71 - 1863
Green, Mrs. J. M. 72 - 1863
Guinnip, Joseph 80 - 1840
Guinnip, Mrs. Joseph 60 - 1840
Hammerly, Mrs. Valentine 78 - 1849
Hammerly, Valentine 75 - 1849
Harlan, Howard 62 - 1832
Harlan, Mrs. Howard 44 - Born Here
Hart, Susan 84 - 1854
Howell, Mrs. Townsend 68 - 1855
Howell, Townsend 76 - 1846
Hurst, Sarah 73 - 1847
Huston, George 80 - 1849
Irwin, Arch 65 - 1860
Irwin, Isaac 74 - 1833
Irwin, Mrs. Isaac 56 - 1843
Janney, Mrs. A. E. 66 - 1840
Jumper, Dr. S. 67 - 1853
King, Mrs. Valentine 78 - 1838
King, Valentine 81 - 1838
Littlefield, Mrs. Amelia 67 - 1840
Lowry, Mrs. Eliza 84 - 1840
Martin, Josiah 72 - 1840
Mathews, Addison 62 - 1842
Mathews, Alex 65 - 1840
Mathews, Mrs. Alex 60 - 1854
Mayer, Chris 74 - 1854
McDonald, Mrs. L. A. 67 - Born Here
Montgomery, Betsey 84 - 1854
Montgomery, Nancy E. 65 - 1840
Morton, John 68 - 1857
Morton, Mrs. John 60 - 1855
O'Gara , John 71 - 1850
O'Gara, Mrs. John 67 - 1850
Overmire, Levi 83 - 1850
Overmire, Mrs. Levi 82 - 1850
Park, Mrs. Letha A. 84 - 1854
Plaster, H. F. 75 - 1832
Rogers, Harriet 66 - 1854
Ross, A. N. 65 - 1855
Ross, Mrs. A. N. 74 - 1858
Scott, Etta 68 - 1858
Scott, Jacob 83 - 1849
Shaw, Mrs. Mary 69 - 1832
Shipe, John 65 - 1861
Snively, Ben 60 - 1845
Snively, Mrs. Ben 63 - 1845
Sparks, William 77 - 1864
Tingley, George 64 - 1836
Turner, Rhoda 73 - 1857
Twilley, Mrs. Robert 60 - 1837
Twilley. Robert 61 - 1833
Welsh, Mrs. Kitty Ann 76 - 1835
Wilkin, Mrs. Isaac 85 - Born Here

MARTINSVILLE TOWNSHIP
Bartlow, Elizabeth 66 - 1850
Bodine, William 64 - Born Here
Busby, Matthew 64 - 1854
Busby, Mrs. Matthew 54 - Born Here
Carper, G. W. 68 - 1848
Carper, Mrs. G. W. 62 - 1848
Cooper, Mrs. Susan E. 61 - 1855
Cunningham, Mrs. William 53 - 1857
Cunningham, William 64 - 1857
Curtis, H. B. 63 - 1847
Curtis, Mrs. Sarah 60 - 1851
Farris, Mrs. Ellen 77 - 1838
Gallatin, Henry 64 - 1860
Gallatin, Mrs. Henry 61 - 1860
Gallatin, Mrs. Samuel 65 - 1864
Gallatin, Samuel 62 - 1864
Groves, William 65 - Born Here
Hardin, Andrew 61 - 1865
Hardway, Andrew 70 - 1839
Hardway, Mrs. Andrew 65 - 1839
Hill, C. W. C. 75 - 1839
Hill, Mrs. C. W. C. 55 - 1854
Ishler, George 82 - 1852
Lafferty, J. F. 68 - 1847
Marvin, Samuel 60 - 1837
Rodgers, C. B. 63 - 1844
Rodgers, Mrs. C. B. 59 - 1838
Romines, Frank 64 - 1832
Romines, Mrs. Frank 60 - 1860
Simmons, Anderson 72 - 1849
Simmons, Mrs. Anderson 50 - Born Here
Thompson, David 68 - 1849
Towell, Martha 87 - 1836
Willison, John 77 - 1831
Willison, Mrs. John 56 - Born Here

MELROSE TOWNSHIP
Alexander, E.R. 63 - 1834
Alexander, Mrs. E.R. 50 - Born Here
Bartlett, Melinda 72 - 1831
Bartlett, Warren 60 - Born Here
Buckner, Isabel 74 - Born Here
Daniels, Margaret 80 - 1820
Edwards, Elvia 65 - 1854
Gard, A. T. 64 - 1861
Gard, J. J. 60 - 1858
Gard, Mrs. A. T. 60 - 1861
Gard, T. M. 64 - 1855
Hedges, Joseph 65 - 1865
Hightshoe, John 69 - 1865
Miller, William 76 - 1881
Padget, J. E. 58 - 1844
Reed, William 74 - 1849
Sheapley, James 64 - Born Here
Smith, John 62 - Born Here
Smith, Joseph 56 - 1846
Smith, Mrs. John 70 - 1853
Smith, Mrs. Joseph 70 - Born Here
Willard, Martin 77 - 1844

ORANGE TOWNSHIP
Bennett, Nancy 55 - 1864
Blankenbeker, Mrs. Samuel 63 - 1852
Blankenbeker, Samuel 73 - 1852
Cooper, Adam 73 - 1852
Fitch, Francis 70 - 1844
Hardway, Mrs. Fannie 73 - 1850
Hull, Addison 70 - 1849
Janney, Mrs. Presley 64 - 1865
Janney, Presley 63 - 1865
Spraker, Jonas 63 - 1836
Spraker, Mrs. Jonas 61 - 1855

PARKER TOWNSHIP
Gilbert, E. L. 66 - 1854
Gilbert, Mrs. E. L. 64 - 1854
Hainly, Joseph 65 - 1852
Newlin, Elinor 75 - 1851

WABASH
Brown, Mary 67 - 1855
Brown, W. R. 77 - 1829
Cole, Jerome 80 - Born Here
Cork, Mrs. Andrew Sr. 69 - 1854
Crumrine, Martin 64 - 1851
Davidson, Mrs. Parker 67 - 1829
Davidson, Parker 67 - 1839
Doll, Mrs. Walter 64 - Born Here
Doll, Walter 65 - 1837
Farr, Jehu 84 - 1850
Farr, Mrs. Jehu 79 - 1836
Finkbiner, Chris 72 - 1836
Finkbiner, Mrs. Chris 68 - 1836
Fishback, J. T. 78 - 1830
Fishback, Mrs. J. T. 54 - 1854
Glover, Lucinda 70 - 1859
Griffith, Mrs. Warden H. 72 - 1840
Griffith, Warden H. 76 - 1839
Higginbotham, D. 59 - 1855
Higginbotham, Mrs. D. 54 - 1855
Holmes, William S. 75 - 1864
Hutchison, Mrs. Nancy 61 - 1854
Kuykendall, Mrs. William 71 - 1841
Molter, Henry 77 - 1844
Morgan, L. L. 65 - 1853
Morgan, Mrs. L. L. 65 - 1853
Murphy, Liberty 79 - 1854
Murphy, Mrs. Liberty 73 - 1854
Price, S. D. 71 - 1861
Quick, Aaron 64 - 1844
Quick, Mrs. Aaron 55 - 1854
Shafer, Mrs. Christina 73 - 1844
Snedeker, G. W. 77 - 1839
Snedeker, Josiah 75 - 1845
Snedeker, Mrs. G. W. 64 - 1836
Travioli, Frank 70 - 1848
Travioli, Mrs. Frank 66 - 1848
Wyrick, Alf 70 - 1830

WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP
Bennett, Basil 61 - Born Here
Bennett, Debbie 74 - 1838
Bennett, J. H. 60 - Born Here
Bennett, Mrs. Basil 62 - 1844
Bennett, Mrs. J. H. 60 - 1854
Curtright, Joseph 74 - 1858
Curtright, Nancy A. 73 - 1849
Marrs, James 74 - 1836
Marrs, Mrs. James 66 - 1860
Parcel, Dr. J. H. 67 - 1848
Tyler, J. H. 54 - 1863
Tyler, Mrs. J. H. 61 - 1836

YORK TOWNSHIP
Buckner, Ebenezer 62 - Born Here
Buckner, F. E. 65 - Born Here
Cline, Mary M. 76 - 1864
Evans, Mrs. Nixon 60 - 1836
Evans, Nixon 80 - 1836
Foster, Belinda 83 - 1828
Milan, Ambrose 63 - 1849
Murphy, William 71 - 1827

Since the reunion the following names were suggested as other old settlers in the county.
MARSHALL
Cole, Delance
Duncan, Jane
Neal, Jane
Smith, Jacob
Williams, J. W.

WABASH
Stump, F. W.
Welsh, Joseph

MARTINSVILLE
Ashby, Barley
Hammond, Clark

AUBURN
Buchanan, Mason

YORK
Hodges, William B. Sr.
Ketchum, John
Pritchard, Stephen

CASEY
Chancellor, Joshua
Dunn, Samuel
Foster, Dennis
Howe, William
Lee, Andrew
Sanford, Wash
Smith, William
Steers, William
Strauch, Joe
 



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