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From: The Centenel
March 19, 1806 - Gettysburg, PA

Chillicothe, February 20
   We understand the Governor has received an express from Mad river, from Major Moore and Capt. McPherson, along with depositions taken on oath, which state, that the Shawney Indians are preparing for war - that the war belts are passing amongst them - that their tomahawks are painted and feathered - that they are embodied at Stony Creek and at White River, and are now in council at Greenville, where it is feared they will stroke a war post in their council, this being the determined signal for war - that a small settlement on Stoney creek consisting of about 8 families, from their fears had armed for defence, but had fled into Mad River Settlement.
   It appears from this express, that the Shawneys are preparing for war, but does not appear that it is intended against the white people; it may be intended against the Indian tribes over the Mississippi.  Proper measures will, we have no doubt, be taken to ascertain their intention, and such prudential means used as will quiet the fears of our defenceless citizens, if the alarm should be groundless, and the restless tribe of Indians be urged by any foreign emissaries, to involve themselves in what will ultimately prove their entire ruin.
   Since writing the above, we learn that a second express has arrived from Mad river, with dispatches for the Governor, and that General Kenton, Major Moore, Captain McPherson, and a Mr. McIlvain, went to the Indian council, but could not get admittance; they had, however, a conversation with about eighteen Indians, who met them at a small distance from the council house.  The Indians received a few strings of white wampum - professed friendship for the white people, but, at parting, manifested hostile view, by giving their left hands & c.  The above gentlemen are fearful of consequences; but nothing appears certain as to the views or object of the Indians.
   We are informed the Governor has sent a message or speech to the Chiefs, with a large fine belt of white wampum, and has given such instructions as will, it is hoped in a few days, bring news that will restore the public quiet.  We are also led to believe, that orders have issued to Brigadier Gen. Whiteman, of Green county how to prepare and act, if necessity should require it.
Source: National Intelligencer - Washington D. C.
Dated: May 6, 1831
BELT, Mrs. wife of Judge BELT, late of Chillicothe, Ohio, died May 4.
Source: National Intelligencer - Washington D. C.
Dated: July 22, 1831
CREIGHTON, Betsey Mead, 3rd daughter of William CREIGHTON, Jr., died in Chillicothe, Ohio, July 5, in the 17th year of her age.
Source:  The Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio, Monday Evening
Dated: May 16, 1910
     They are going to celebrate Memorial day up at Spring Bank church, Sunday, May 29th, the celebration to include all of North Union township.
     Schuyler Slager has been appointed officer of the day and the following program has been arranged.
  1. Music by the Yellowbud band.
  2. Singing of America by congregation, all standing.
  3. Invocation by the Rev. Frank Cheadle.
  4. Music by the Yellowbud band.
  5. Oration by the Rev. Frank Cheadle.
  6. Singing by choir
  7. Lincoln's Memorial Address at Gettysburg, by Mr. Fred Kramer.
  8. Form and march to cemetery.
  9. The congregation assemble at the soldiers' lot, when Comrade Joseph Williams, of Andersonville, Ohio, will call the roll of soldiers of North Union township from 1861 to 1865.
  10. Decoraton of soldiers' graves to band music.
  11. Benediction by
Rev. Cheadle.

     The calling of the rolls include the naming of every Union soldier who enlisted from North Union township, which are given in the list below:

- Living and Dead. -

  Abraham Linton, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in Ross county, Ohio.
  William Pemberton, Eighty-ninth regiment, died at Carthage, Tenn.
  Joseph McQuay, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in North Union township, Ohio.
  Charles Purdy, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in Athens county, Ohio.
  John Lyons, Eighty-ninth regiment, living in Pennsylvania.
  John Kendrick, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in Indiana.
  Samuel Lynch, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in Ohio.
  Wm. McDill, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in rebel prison, Andersonville, Ga.
  Peter Quinn, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in Carthage, Tenn.
  John Shanton, Eighty-ninth regiment, living in Indiana.
  Edward Hitch, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in Andersonville, Ga.
  Richard Rigby, Eighty-ninth regiment, no report.
  James Thornton, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in service.
  James J. Dimond, Eighty-ninth regiment, died in California.
  Henry Sturgeon, First O. V. C., died in Ross county, Ohio.
  Jerome Tootle, First O. V. C., died in Nashville, Tenn.
  Adam C. Minear, One Hundred and Forth-ninth regiment, died in Piatt county, Illinois.
  Solomon I. Whitten, One Hundred and Forty-ninth regiment, died in Yellowbud, Ohio.
  Stephen Horsey, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment, living in Andersonville, Ohio.
  James Langdon, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment, died in Ross county, Ohio.
  Henry Layton, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment, living in Missouri.
  Dr. J. R. Kelch, Ninetieth regiment, died in Tarlton, Ohio.
  George Kelch, Ninetieth regiment, died in Mississippi.
  Joseph Partlo, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment, no report.
  Mahlon Morris, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment, died in Ross county, Ohio.
  Frank Jones, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment, died in Piatt county, Illinois.
  Wash Ervin, First O. V. C., no report.
  Edward Thompson, First O. V. C., died in Ohio.
  Alexander S. Mace, died in Ohio.
  Joseph Atherton, First O. V. C., died in Ohio.
  Robert Julius, unknown.
     Of all these soldiers but three, E. H. Minear, W. W. Whitten and Joseph Williams still live in North Union, and they claim that North Union furnished more soldiers in the war of 61-65 to the square inch of territory than any other township in the county, at least they would like to have the proofs submitted to the contrary.

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