(Source: Genealogy Bank)
Transcribed by Sharon Wick
Source: Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser (Richmond, VA)
Vol: XIV Issue: 806 Page: 2
Dated: Friday, June 27, 1800
PHILADELPHIA, June 18,
The following extract from the journal of Mr. Andrew
Elliott's voyage down the river Ohio, in the month of
November, 1796, is calculated to throw much light upon the
origin of the yellow fever.
"Arrived at Galliopolis, about eleven o'clock in the
morning. The village is a few miles below the mouth of the
great Kanhaway on the west side of the Ohio river and situated
on a fine high bank; it is inhabited by a number of miserable
French families - Many of the inhabitants this season fell
victims to the yellow fever - the mortal cases were generally
attended with the black vomiting. This disorder certainly
originated in the town, and in all probability from the
filthiness of the inhabitants, added to an unusual quantity of
animal and vegetable putrefaction in a number of small ponds and
marines within the village.
"The fever could not have been taken there from the
Atlantic frates, as my boat was the first that descended the
river after the fall of the waters in the spring - Neither could
it have been taken from New Orleans, as there is no
communication at that season of the year up the river, from the
latter to the former of those places; moreover the distance is
so great, that a boat would not have time to ascend the river
after the disorder appeared that year in New-Orleans, before the
winter would set in."
Sosurce: Kentucky Gazete (Lexington, Kentucky) Vol: I
Issue: 43 Page: 1
Dated: Oct. 21, 1824
Extract of a letter from Barboursville, Sept. 24, 1824
I was a few days ago at Point Pleasant,
Mason Cty, Va. on the Ohio river, where I learned, that 3 or 4
weeks since a citizen of Gallia county, Ohio, had been
apprehended and tried by a called court of Mason county, for
felony, in stealing a negro man, the property, of a citizen of
Virginia. He was found guilty and sent to jail to await
his trial before the superior court. After being in prison
four or five days, several of the citizens of Gallia county,
probably ten or twelve, all armed, came over the river in the
night, and proceeded to the jail. Two of them entered the
jailors apartment, while the rest undertook to break the jail
open. The noise they made awakened the Jailor & his wife,
when the two men in the room preschied thir guns
at them and commanded them at the peril of their lives not to
resist or make any noise which deterred them from doing it.
In a short time they succeeded in breaking open the jail, and
rescuing the prisoner, after which they all started across the
Ohio river. The Jailor now gave the alarm, to the citizens
of the town, who collected on the Virginia side of the river and
fired eight or ten shots at them as they were crossing in a
boat, they returning the fire. They however made their
escape. Next morning a considerable quantity of blood was
found in the boat in which they had crossed, and in a few days
news reached the point, that four of the party were wounded, in
various parts of the body, some severely. The citizens of
Gallia, Ohio are generally opposed to such outrages; and condemn
their own citizens for their conduct. They were collies
from the coal pits in the upper end of the county.
Source: Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) Vol: II
Issue: 1961 Page: 2
Dated: Nov. 8, 1852
Correspondence of the Ohio Statesman.
GALLIPOLIS, Nov. 5th, 1852.
COL. MEDARY: Dear Sir - The fight is over
and the victory is complete, Frank Pierce is the
President elect. and if the first appearance is a reliable
indicative, he is like Washington, a unanimous President -
This is indeed glorious for Democracy, glorious for the country,
and for republican institutions every where.
Gallia county was a hard fought battle; dominant
whiggery, with all her local advantages of place and power, used
all the exciting in her power; still she falls short of 1848 the
sum of 82 votes; the whig majority is about 468.
The indications are unmistakably sure for a total
revolution of the politics of this ancient whig county; the
conduct of the last campaign fully warrants this belief.
Source: Lowell Daily Citizen and News (Lowell,
Massachusetts) Vol: XVI Issue: 3018 Page: 2
Dated: Mar. 13, 1866
Mr. James Preston, one of the largest peach growers
of Southern Ohio, informs the Galliopolis Journal that
the crop for this year is gone - killed by the recent cold
GALLIPOLIS POSTOFFICE ROBBERY
(Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Dated March 19,
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: Montgomery Advertiser - Alabama
Dated: Sept. 2, 1923
OHIO FAMILY BUYS MONTGOMERY FARM -- Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Goodwin Locate on Kenneth Underwood Place.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Goodwin,
formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio, have bought a farm in Montgomery
county and have moved here with their family. The Goodwins
have purchased the Kenneth Underwood farm on the Vaughn
road, consisting of 112 acres.
Announcement of the acquisition of these Ohioans by
Montgomery county was made Saturday by Jesse B. Hearin of
the Farm section of the chamber of commerce. Mr. Hearin
stated that the newcomers were attracted by this country's
opportunities for dairying and raising poultry. They will
specialize in these activities.
Source: Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts) Vol: I
Issue: 56 Page: 2
Dated: Jan. 13, 1826
Man Faces Charge of Gas Stealing
Howard Simmons, 28, of 734
Elwood Av., was being held in the County Jail Thursday on a
charge of stealing rationed products (gasoline) and his arrest
was believed to be the first in Franklin County on such a
charge. He was held in default of $1000 bond pending Grand
Deputy sheriffs who arrested Simmons said they
were called to the Buckeye Steel Castings Co. by a company
parking lot guard after he discovered a length of garden hose
extending from an automobile gasoline tank into a bucket.
Simmons was nearby at the time, deputies said and was
taken into custody. Hose found at his home matched that
used in siphoning the gas, they said.
Assistant County Prosecutor Henry Holden said
Simmons admitted attempting to steal gas because he had not
been issued sufficient gas coupons to drive to and from work at
the castings company.