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Source: Daily Ohio Statesman
Dated: Sep. 26, 1837

THE STATE OF OHIO, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY} ss.
William Hurbert, 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 wifeRobinson 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 granted.
J. C. PEARSON, Clerk
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Source: National Intelligencer
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 - Maryland
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 Statesman
Date: Sep. 27, 1837

THE STATE OF OHIO, }
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY}SS.
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. defendants.
     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 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 granted. 
                                                        J. C. PEARSON, Clerk
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Aug. 23

Source: The New York Herald
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 lynch them.
     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)

LATER:
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.

(See GREENE 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.  Mariposa Star

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

Daniel Robertson
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

     Wm. H. 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 Secretary.
     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

ALTERNATES.

     Levi Neiswander, 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 his election.
     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 publication.
ISAAC JOHNSON, President
Dec. 24, 1853.

Source: Lowell Daily Citizen and News - Massachusetts
Date: Mar. 13, 1863

     A man 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 the newspapers.

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
SPRINGFIELD.
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.
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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 deserted them.
     The cases came up for hearing yesterday and the decrees were entered today.

 

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