| Source: Daily Ohio
Dated: Sep. 26, 1837
THE STATE OF OHIO,
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY} ss.
Petitioner, against the widow and heirs of Jacob Richards,
dec., viz. Margaret Richards, Elias Richards, Saul
Richards, Silas Richards, Richard Jones and Love
his wife, Thomas Pendergrass and Mary his wife,
Wm. Botkin and Nancy his wife, George
Williams and Dorcas his wife; also,
Wesley Dille and Nathan Hurbert,
and the children of Sarah Appy, dec., defendants.
The petition was filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Champaign
county, Ohio, on the 19th day of August, A. D. 1837, staging the
death of said Jacob Richards, intestate, and
seized of 87 acres of land in Champaign county, part of survey No.
6233, which was conveyed by Matthew Bonner to
said Jacob Richards, and which descended to the
heirs of said Richards; that petitioner and said
Dille and Nathan Hurbert are each entitled to a
part of said land by purchase, and the widow of Jacob
Richards is entitled to dower in the tract. That
some of defendants, viz.: Silas and Elias live in
Champaign county, Saul Richards, Jones
and wife, Pendergrass and wife.
Robinson and wife, live in Logan County,
Botkin and wife, live in Hardin County, Williams
and wife, in Union county, Ohio, and the children
of Sarah Appy, whose names are unknown to petitioner,
except David, all live in Indiana; Dille
and N. Hurbert, and Margaret Richards,
widow, live in Champaign County; that Dille has
obtained a deed from some of the said heirs, which is invalid.
Prayer of the Petition, that power to be assigned to the widow,
and that the share of petitioner be assigned to him in severally
of said land, and that the same invalid deed be cancelled.
NOTICE is therefore hereby given to the defendants, to appear on
the first day of the next term of said Court, and show cause, if
any they have, why the prayer of the petition shall not be
J. C. PEARSON, Clerk
| Source: National
Dated: November 17, 1831
BAYLES, Susan, wife of J. BAYLES, of
Urbanna, Ohio, and eldest daughter of the late Lloyd
BUCHANAN, of Baltimore, died in Urbanna, Nov. 4, in the 26th
year of her age.
| Source: The Sun -
Date: Jun. 24, 1858
Wm. H. Rarey, brother of the famous horse-tamer who is now in
England, is teaching the art in Champaign county, Ohio.
| Source: Daily Ohio
Date: Sep. 27, 1837
THE STATE OF OHIO, }
William Hurbert, Petitioner, against the widow and heirs of
Jacob Richards, dec., viz. Margaret Richrds, Elias
Richards, Saul Richards, Silas Richards, Richard Jones and
Love, his wife, Thomas Pendergrass and Mary his
wife, Wm. Botkin and Nancy, his wife, Nicholas
Robinson and Hannah his wife, George Williams
and Dorcas his wife; also, Wesley Dille and
Nathan Hubert, and the children of Sarah Appy, dec.
THE petition was filed in the
Court of Common Please of Champaign county, Ohio on the 19th day
of August, A. D. 1837, stating the death of said Jacob
Richards, intestate, and seized of 87 acres of land in
Champaign county, part of survey No. 6233, which was conveyed by
Mathew Bonner to said Jacob Richards, and which
descended to the heirs of said Richards; that petitioner
and said Dille and Nathan Hurbert are each entitled
to a part of said land by purchase, and the widow of Jacob
Richards is entitled to dower in the tract. That some of
defendants, viz: Silas and Elias live in Champaign
county, Saul Richards, Jones and wife, Pendergrass
and wife, Robinson and wife, live in Logan county,
Botkin and wife, live in Hardin county, Williams and
wife, in Union county, Ohio, and the children of Sarah
Appy, whose names are unknown to petitioner, except David,
all live in Indiana; Dille and N. Hurbert, and
Margaret Richards, widow, live in Champaign county; that
Dille has obtained a deed from some of the said heirs, which
is invalid. Prayer of the Petition, that dower be assigned
to the widow, and that the share of petitioner he assigned to him
in severally of said land; and that the same invalid deed be
NOTICE is therefore hereby given to the
defendants, to appear on the first day of the next term of said
Court, and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the
petition shall not be granted.
J. C. PEARSON, Clerk
| Source: The New York
Date: Jun. 1, 1857
The Fugitive Slave Case in Ohio.
[From the Cincinnati Gazette, May 29]
There has been great excitement during the last two
days in Greene County, in this State, in consequence of the arrest
of four individuals charged with aiding a slave to escape.
On Tuesday, United States Deputy Marshal Churchill, accompanied by
eleven assistants, left this city for Mechanicsburg, Champaign
County, Ohio, eleven miles from Urbana, having with him a warrant
issued by Commissioner Newhall for the arrest of Charles
and Edward Taylor, brothers, Russell Hyde and Hiram
Guttridge? who says the warrant, did, about the 21st day of
August, 1856, harbor and conceal one Add White, a person
owing service and labor to Daniel G. White, of
Flemingsburg, Ky, who had, previous to said date, escaped into the
State of Ohio, and was then a fugitive from such service and
labor, so as to prevent the discovery and arrest of the said
Add White. The offence charged, it will be observed, si
not that the slave was aided in his escape from his master in
Kentucky by the four accused persons, but that they sheltered and
protected him in Ohio; or, in other words they "put him through"
on the underground railroad. The penalty for the offence is
a fine of a thousand dollars and imprisonment.
On Wednesday morning the Deputy Marshal left Urbana
with his posse, in hired carriages, and in Mechanicsburg, and the
neighborhood, succeeded in arresting the four accused individuals.
While the arrests were in progress the most intense excitement was
created in the vicinity. The news spread rapidly, and
a determination was expressed to use every means the law provides
to rescue the prisoners from the hands of the border ruffians, as
the officers where called whose sole object, it was confidently,
though erroneously asserted, was to take them over to Kentucky and
A writ of habeas corpus was procured from a Judge in
Champaign county, and the Sheriff attempted to serve it; but
before he could do so the officers had conducted the prisoners
beyond the bounds of the county. A second warrant was then
procured in Clark County. The Sheriff in this instance
pursued and came up with the party; but they refused to obey the
writ. The Sheriff not having force to compel obedience, they
proceeded on their journey to this city. A third writ was
then obtained in Greene county, and the Sheriff of that county,
with his posse, served it upon the United States officers at 6
o'clock yesterday morning, in Jamestown. The United States
officers resented the act of the county officers in seizing their
horses' reins before making known their business. A warm
altercation ensued. The Sheriff and his men were assisted by
an excited crowd of two or three hundred persons. Rifles and
pistols were displayed. The Marshal and his men drew their
weapons, and several shots were fired. Mr. Churchill
discharged his revolver at the crowd, but no one was injured.
The conflict was sharp and stubborn, but superior numbers
prevailed and the Deputy Marshal, and all his posse, were made
prisoners, and a dispatch received yesterday afternoon stated that
they were to be sent last night to Springfield for trial.
At Springfield, at 1 o'clock yesterday, Deputy Marshal
Kiefer arrested Isaac Sargent on a similar charge to
that made against the others, and brought him to this city, where
he was held by Commissioner Newhall in $1,500 bail for
examination next week.
| Source: Delaware
State Reporter - Delaware
Date: Jun. 5, 1857
The Ohio Fugitive Slave Case - A Speck
of Civil War.
There has been great
excitement.....(same as above article)
Cincinnati, June 2, - The habeas corpus issued by Judge
Leavitt has been obeyed, and the prisoners brought to this city
for trial. The examination commenced yesterday. The
case was adjourned till next Tuesday, in order to allow the
production of affidavits by either party. It is probable the
prisoners will be discharged by Judge Leavitt, but this
will not prevent their indictment by the Grand Jury of Clark
county and their arrest for trial.
County, Ohio for more on this case.)
| Source: Weekly San
Joaquin Republican - California
Date: Jun. 2, 1860
PROBABLE FATE of THOMAS CONDON. A dispatch has
been received from J. B. Condon, giving information of the
probable death of his brother, Thomas Condon, who headed a
company from Genoa, in the recent Indian fight. He had his
horse shot under him, and when last seen, was wounded in the leg
and running over a hill, with six Indians in pursuit.
| he Centinel, Gettysburg, PA
August 28 1805
100 Dollars Reward
Willful Murder was committed on the body of
Major Jesse Aracken, on the 31st inst., by a certain Asa
Roberts, who immediately made his escape. The perpetrator of
the crime is a man of about 5 feet 10 inches high, 35 years
of age, dark complexion; had with him two suites of clothes,
the one of cotton, the other a snuff colored coat, velvet
pantaloons and half boots, and a blue furtout. Any person
securing the said Roberts, in any jail within the United
States, so that he may be brought to justice, shall receive
one hundred dollars, paid by me
Mad river, Champaign county
State of Ohio, June 4, 1805
N.B. The said Roberts is a kind of quack doctor,
understands something of shoemaking, &c. &c.
The printers throughout the United States are requested to
insert the above.
| The Sun Newspaper
Jun. 24, 1858
Rarey, brother of the famous horse-tamer who is now in
England, is teaching the art in Champaign County, Ohio.
| Daily Ohio Statesman
Dec. 28, 1853
DEMOCRACY OF CHAMPAIGN
Pursuant to previous notice, the
Democracy of Champaign county met in convention, at the Court
House in Urbana, for the purpose of appointing three delegates to
attend the State Convention, to be held at Columbus on the 7th
Jan. 1854, to put in nomination a candidate for Supreme Judge and
for Board of Public Works.
The convention was organized by calling Colonel
Isaac Johnson, of Urbana township, to the chair. On
taking the chair, the Colonel briefly stated the object of the
convention. James Taylor was then, on motion, chosen
Col. Young suggested that it might be well to
appoint six delegates, three regular and three alternate.
The delegates were then, on motion, chosen by the
convention, as follows:
Dr. James M. Mosgrove, Urbana township
Thomas Chance, Mad River township
Alexander Rickard, Wayne township
Mad River township
John Raffenbarger, Urbana township
James M. Maitland, Salem township
1. Resolved, That the
Democracy of Champaign county present to the Democracy of Ohio the
name of Hon. John A. Corwin, was a candidate for United
States Senator, and request our member elect to the Legislature,
James M. Maitland, to use all honorable means to promote
2. Resolved, That it is our conviction that the
country in Democratic; that Ohio is Democratic; that Champaign
county is Democratic, and that the whole world will soon be.
3. Resolved, That the great principles that have made
that party triumphant every where over, are most happily and truly
illustrated in the character and administration of the present
Chief Magistrate of this Union.
On motion, it was ordered that the Secretary forward
copies of the proceedings of the convention to the Ohio Statesman,
Ohio State Democrat, and the Democratic Expositor, for
ISAAC JOHNSON, President
Dec. 24, 1853.
| Source: Lowell Daily
Citizen and News - Massachusetts
Date: Mar. 13, 1863
named Jesse Harbor, of Champaign county, Ohio, recently
dead, was the father of thirty-one children, the youngest of whom
is about two years yld. He has managed to give all
who have arrived at maturity an outfit of eighty acres of land.
| Source: New
Haven Daily Palladium - Connecticut
Date: Nov. 13, 1863
Jesse C. Phillips, of Champaign County,
Ohio, has taken some pains to clear himself of the suspicion of
having voted for Vallandigham. He went before the Probate
Judge of his county and made affidavit that he was not guilty of
that infamy, and publishes the judge's certificate to that fact in
Source: Plain Dealer
Dated: Feb. 6, 1863
DEATH OF A FATHER OF THIRTY-ONE CHILDREN - Jesse HARBOR,
of Concord Township, Champaign County, Ohio, as we learn from
the Urbana Citizen, died on the 26th ult., at the age of 70.
He was married twice and was the father of thirty one children,
the youngest of whom is about two years old. He has
managed to give all who have arrived at maturity, an outfit of
80 acres of land.
| Source: Cincinnati
Daily Enquirer, Ohio
Dated: Mar. 5, 1872
Special Dispatach to the Enquirer.
Springfield, Ohio, March 4, 1872
SMALL-POX DEATH OF TWO PROMINENT CITIZENS.
John FROST, a wealthy grain dealer of
Donneville?, Clark County, died Saturday night from small-pox.
So great is the fear of the disease that town that the wealthy
man had to be burned by negroes, his own associates refusing to
enter the house. Reports are also circulated the small-pox
prevails in South Charleston, Ohio.
Henry WEAVER, of Urbana, Ohio, one of the wealthiest men
in Central Ohio, and a leading citizen of Champaign County, died
Sunday night at the age of eighty-six years.
| Source: The
Aberdeen News - South Dakota
Date: July 2, 1886
DOINGS AT THE EAST.
At Mingo, Champaign, County, Ohio,
Minnie Austin, aged 18, shot herself with a revolver because her
mother refused to let her attend a lawn party with her lover.
The bullet took effect in her head and produced instant death.
| Source: Duluth
News-Tribune - Minnesota
Dated: Jan. 1, 1905
TWINS DIVORCED FROM TWINS.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 31. - All
records for divorce were broken when twin brothers who were wedded
to twin sisters, were simultaneously separated each from his wife
by the hand of the law. The brothers are Alvin and Alvi
Bruckles, farmers, who live in Champaign County.
In 1895 they were wedded on the same day to twin
sisters. Five years from that time, to the very day, each
filed a divorce petition. In both cases willful absence was
given as the cause, the brothers claiming that their wives had
The cases came up for hearing yesterday and the decrees
were entered today.