Source: Connecticut Herald (New Haven, Ct.) Vol. XXV Issue 24
Dated: Tuesday, March 11, 1828
Extract of a letter, dated Burlington, Lawrence County,
Ohio, January 30.
Love, Larceny and Suicide - A tragical circumstance took
place near this town yesterday. A short time since a man
by the n ame of Hardy, an overseer for the gentleman of
the name of Stephens, living in S. Carolina, came from
that state into Ohio - bringing with him two of the negroes of
said Stephens, one of which was a young female.
They crossed the Ohio near this place, and as report states,
came into the county of Sciota, and resided for a short time in
Clay township, in the neighborhood of one Wm. Roby.
Stephens the owner of the negroes, with another gentlemen,
pursued after the runaways, apprehended and took the said
Hardy into custody. After having arrested his negroes,
he on his return came to Burlington to get irons. At
Burlington, Stephens and the gentleman who accompanied
him, and one of our neighbors, were arrested under the act to
prevent kidnapping, but were acquitted - it appearing that they
had pursued the proper method for recovering their slaves - and
having proved their property they were allowed to depart with
them. Hardy in the mean time was set at liberty;
the company then departed in three bodies, all going the same
road; Hardy proceeded with the first company - on coming
into a piece of woods, unperceived by any one, he got into a
tree, tied a small grape vine about his neck, made the other end
fast to the tree, tied his hands behind him, and let himself
fall. On the arrival of the second part of the company at
the place, Hardy was dead. The female slave seeing
Hardy in this situation, sprang towards him, drew a razor
from her bosom, and by two desperate cuts, cut her own throat
almost from ear to ear, then threw the razor on the ground,
clasped her arms around the dead body of Hardy, said he
had died for her and she would die for him. But
fortunately, the girl in her trepidation, turned the razor so
upright that the main blood vessels were uninjured, and there
are hopes of her recovery. She states that Hardy
and herself entered into an engagement, that if they were
separated they would die for each other. It is said that
Hardy was well dressed, and his connexions
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH) Page 1
Dated: June 2, 1904
David Sinton Made a Fortune at Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock, the scene of the
present labor difficulties, produced a large part of the fortune
of David Sinton, the late millionaire. When
Sinton was working at Washington C. H. for $25 a month and
board, he received a better offer, and went to Hanging Rock to
manage an iron firm at $400 a year and board. This concern
developed into the one in which Sinton made the bulk of
At the age of 22 Sinton, who had been there four
years, obtained a lease on the plan. During the war he
handled iron skilfully, and with great financial success,
holding it until the boom came and selling for many times the
cost of production.
The village of Hanging Rock is in the center of the
Hanging Rock iron region which for many years produced the
finest iron in the world, and which is now quoted at the highest
price in the market. It was pronounced by experts as the
only iron in America suitable for the manufacture of Krupp guns.
In this section the Means family, of which ex-Mayor
William Means, of Cincinnati, was a member, also made an
immense fortune in the iron business.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 1
Dated: Jun. 7, 1904
SOLDIERS RETURN HOME.
No More Trouble Expected at Hanging Rock, Although Strike is
SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER.
IRONTON, O., June 6 - The village of Hanging Rock is
resting peacefully tonight. No trouble threatens, although
no soldiers are on guard. The order for the removal of the
troops was received shortly after 9 o'clock this morning, after
Sheriff Payne had informed Adjutant General
Critchfield that they might be removed. The same
dispatch in movement characterized the withdrawal that did their
mobilization. By 3 o'clock no vistige of the troops
Fearing their might be some trouble, Sheriff Payne
swore in six deputies. The officials have every confidence
in the assurances of both sides that order will be maintained.
Work on the repair of the furnace is being pushed rapidly but it
will be be impossible to get it ready for operation in sixty
No settlement of the strike was attempted at the removal of
the troops. That will be an after consideration.
Manager Jeffreys said: "The furnace will be run as
an open shop. Every man will be hired as an individual.
Some of the strikers will be taken back if they so desire as
individuals and others will never be taken back. Their
union will not be recognized."
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