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GENERAL DEATHS MARRIAGES COURT XXXXXXX
Source:  Daily National Intelligencer (Washington (DC), District of Columbus)  Vol: XLIII  Issue: 13067  Page: 3
Dated: Jan. 15, 1855
OBITUARY.
     The Hon. WM. RUFUS PUTMAN, of Marietta, Ohio, died on the 1st instant, aged 83 years.  He was the son of GEO. RUFUS PUTNAM, who made the first permanent white settlement northwest of the Ohio in 1788.  The deceased settled in Marietta in 1799, and resided there ever since.  In 1801 he was chosen one of the representatives from Washington county to the Territorial Legislature.  The county then embraced nearly one-fourth of the present State of Ohio.  He was an honest useful man, and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him.
Source:  Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH) Page: 5
Dated: Aug. 4, 1869
     A few days ago, near Marietta, the horses attached to a wagon, in which were nine persons, ran off, overthrew the wagon, killing Roger Foley and wounding Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Lenox so badly that their recovery is doubtful.
Source: The Wheeling Register
Date: Jul. 31, 1896

The Oldest White Woman, Born in Ohio, Died at Marietta Yesterday, Melissa Sprague, 90
Special to the Register.
     Melissa Sprague died today at Lowell, ten miles up the Muskingum, and was buried today.  She was ninety-two years old and is believed to be the oldest (white woman born in Ohio.  Her parents, Stephen G. Smith and Matilda Stone, were married in Fattner's Castle, in 1794.  Mrs. Sprague was a close observer of the exciting events of the war of 1812, and many times recounted experiences of these stirring times.
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

NOTES:

*William Beebe can be found in the 1820 Census of Fearing County, Ohio - Roll 95, Book 1, Page 267

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