The Republican Compiler
August 30 1841
Better Times Coming--Harrington, the late President of the Gallipolis
Bank, was sent to the jail of Gallia county, Ohio, on the 5th last, for
fifteen years, having been convicted of extensive swindling transactions
behind the counter. A few more such examples will prove highly beneficial
to the community--Pennsylvanian
25 December 1851
The stage, which runs between this place and Chillicothe, was upset last Monday evening about 8 o'clock, as it was descending the hill, coming into town, the other side of the Chickamauga bridge. There were seven passengers aboard, five of whom received more or less injury. Mr. L. P. Maguet, of this town, received considerable injury on the head and shoulders; Mr. Aaron Whitaker, of Charleston, was bruised about the face and shoulders; William Hagerman's arm was badly sprained; Mr. Vicers [sic] of Kanawha county, received a bad cut on the head; John Coon's arm slightly injured. None, we are happy to learn, received any dangerous injury.
CHRISTMAS - The Ladies' Sewing Society of this place will give a Fair and Supper in Mr. Drouillard's store-house, on this (Wednesday) evening. As the proceeds will be applied to the improvement of the Presbyterian church, the ladies hope to merit and expect to receive a liberal patronage. Let all who desire to spend a pleasant evening give the ladies a call.
The Gallipolis Journal
March 11, 1852
Senator Cushing is now at home attending Court. By the way, the following by the Columbus correspondent of the Cleveland True Democrat, is a very true picture: "Alonzo Cushing represents the district of Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, and Vinton, and of course is a whig. He was born some forty years ago in Fredonia, New York, of English parents. He is married, and a lawyer by profession, is 5 feet 9 inches high and weighs 180. He has quite black hair, and sports a fine fringe of black whiskers. He is of sanguine bilious temperament, with a well developed head. As a politician, he is, if anything, an ultra conservative, and most cordially hates demagoguery. But there is "a laughing devil in his eye" that shows him able to appreciate a good joke, and he seldom lets an opportunity slip to strike fun out of even the iron dullness which sometimes surrounds him. In debate he is generally to the point, if not on the subject---sarcastic and severe, and a little too apt to throw a brickbat when a smoother missile would do as well. He is free and courteous in his manners, and manages to keep out of serious difficulties. He makes a good, substantial Senator, and ranks far enough above the average to make him observed in the House. He is independent and fearless in his expression of his opinions and adheres to what he thinks right; and if I mistake not, would as soon get rid of an enemy by making up and forgiving him as in any other way. If politics don't change round too much, he will be apt to come back."
The Gallipolis Journal
March 11, 1852
FOR CALIFORNIA - Jas. Johnston, Warren W. Womeldorff and Return Womeldorff, left here on Thursday last for the land of gold. They go by the Horn.
The Gallipolis Journal
December 23, 1852
On the 18th inst., the stockholders in the Gallia Academy held an election, and Simeon Nash, L. B. Menager, John Hutsinpillar, Robert Black, F. Carel, Julius Regnier, and Lewis Newsom were elected Trustees. The Trustees met on Monday evening and organized by electing Simeon Nash, President, R. Black, Secretary, Pro tem. We are pleased to find that the board is unanimous in opinion that it is to the advantage of the institution and that of the town, that the lots of the institution be immediately brought into market. That subscriptions of stock will be taken, and with some available funds of the institution, a good and substantial building will be put up. In all of which we heartily concur, and say go ahead, gentlemen.
The Gallipolis Journal
February 3, 1853
Notice is hereby given that a petition was presented and filed with the Commissioners of Gallia county, at their regular session in December, A.D. 1852 praying for an alteration to the State road leading from Sample's Landing to Gallipolis, commencing at or near the forge in Ohio township, running back to the foot of the river hill, through lands owned by different individuals, to Teen's run in Clay township; thence the best route across said run; thence back from the river near the foot of the river hill the most practicable route for a good road through lands owned by Phillip and Andrew Cubbage, Jas. McClellan, James Riggs, R. Hay, Jas. Flack, Samuel Cole, B. W. Riggs, Robert Dye, W. Sheets, Truman Guthrie and Wm. F. Goolden, to Raccoon Creek at a place called Rocky Ford; thence across said creek through lands owned by M. Lowry, Jacob Riggs, James Gatewood, Grasson Davis, Jno. Martin, Geo. Pool, Thos. Willey, heirs of Jas. Coffman, John Nesbit, Nahum Ward, Travis Brown, Mary, Anselm T. and A. M. Lasley, to a bridge across Long Run; thence to a bridge across Mud Run; thence across said ridge to the left at the foot of the river hills, through lands owned by Auburn's heirs, William Walker, to a creek near the Gallia Furnace Landing; thence to the left of A. Bentley's house and crib, through lands owned by Bentley, Thompson & Co., William Walker and Charles Creuzet, to the west end of a bridge recently erected across Chickamauga creek on the Portsmouuth road in Gallipolis township; and that at the March session, A.D. 1853, said petition will be read and the legal proceedings taken for a survey and establishing of said road.
The Gallipolis Journal
April 21, 1853
The trustees of the Gallia Academy have finally succeeded in purchasing a lot for the erection of an Academy. The place selected in known as Sann's orchard, (most every boy in town knows where that is), on Fourth street, between Court and State. We highly approve of this spot for the Academy building, not only as regards convenience but as being entirely free of the business range.
The Gallipolis Journal
April 28, 1853
We met Col. Robert Safford last Thursday, and he informed us that he had just returned from a trip of two weeks from Philadelphia, which city he had not visited for fifty-six years previous. Col. Safford is now eighty-five years old--he "cut the first tree" on the ground where Gallipolis now stands, and few better know the privations and hardships of early pioneer life, yet he still "walks erect" and retains to a remarkable degree the vigor of earlier manhood.
Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg , PA
Nov. 29, 1858
Fire at Gallipolis, Ohio
The Court House
at Gallipolis, Ohio, was entirely destroyed by fire, on Monday night,
but the papers and documents in it were all saved. The fire is
supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. The building
cost $12,000, and was insured in the Etna for $5,000.
Jan 6, 1872
Jacob Fultz, an old and respected citizen of Gallipolis, died at his
residence the 21st inst. He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, on the 20th
of Febraury, 1790, and came to this county in 1833. He first settled
at Steubenville, but removed to Gallia county in 1835. He was a wagon
master under the Emperor Napoleon at Waterloo. He was a good citizen,
respected by all who knew him.
Feb. 14, 1874
Gallia county will build a bridge over Symmes Creek and one over Big
Campaign Creek. Proposals received until the 24th of February.
The Athens Messenger
March 25, 1875
Gallia county supplies the Pomeroy market with beef cattle.
Samuel A. Nash, Esq., is a candidate for Mayor of Gallipolis.
“Have you shot anybody” is the daily morning salutation at Cheshire.
Mr. James Mullineux has been appointed and confirmed Postmaster at Gallipolis.
The tax duplicate of the City of Gallipolis for 1874 is $1,949,339, and the tax collected thereon $50,682.81.
The old Regular Baptists are carrying on a protracted meeting at Bethlehem, Rocky Fork, under the conduct of Rev. Mr. Adkins.
July 29, 1875
The Gallipolis Cadets have received their uniforms.
They have a large and enthusiastic Hayes Club in Gallipolis.
Horse stealing has, latterly, been carried on with unusual spirit and animation
in this county.
James B. Aleshire, of Gallipolis, has been appointed to a cadetship in the Military
Academy at West Point.
Mrs. Grubb is in jail, at Gallipolis, for shooting and wounding a hotel clerk
named West, for "talking" about her.
By falling from a scaffold at the Union School House, in Gallipolis, recently,
Mr. W. H. Johnson, painter, was slightly hurt.
John N. Beard, Esq., who is referred to as one of the most active and energetic
young business men of Gallipolis, died on Monday of last week.
An unoccupied house in Addison township, belonging to Thomas Shaver, was, recently,
burned down. Supposed to have been struck by lightning.
Charles Adkins is his name. He stole a mare from his cousin, Wellington Bruce,
last Thursday, and cantered Rosinante to Gallipolis, where he disposed of her
to Leopold Frank for $30.
Two Martin women were, recently, sent to jail of this county, by Judge Unroew,
for an assault with intent to murder another woman., They were subsequently taken
out with a writ of habeas corpus.
September 09, 1875
Gallipolis would seem to be swarming with thieves. The total expenses of
the late Institute, of this county, were @225.75. There were twelve prisoners
in the jail of this county at the close of the week.
The Republicans throughout this county were enthusiastically awake and
James Aleshire, of Gallipolis, passed the physical examination at the
West Point Military Academy.
T.J. Neal's house, in Walnut township, was visited by thieves, Sunday of last
week and $15 taken.
Miss Hannah U. Maxon, recently a teacher in Gallipolis, has accepted a like
position in Springfield.
George King, of Gallipolis, left for Germany on Tuesday of last week, to get
his fortune. The amount is $40,000.
Dr. W. B. Guthrie has been appointed City Physician, of Gallipolis, for the
ensuing year by the Board of Health.
James Carter, a collier for the Keystone Furnace company, and living in the
upper end of Huntington township, recently committed suicide by hanging.
Some fellow, says the Gallipolis Journal, went to the hen roost of Jim Bashore
the other night and was about to "inquire within." when he received
a dose of shot liberally distributed, which operated as a "notice to quit."
Some man went to the house of Mrs. Bryan, in Addison township, one day last
week, while the men folks were absent at work on the farm and finding her alone
drew a revolver and pointing it at her, told her to keep still while he helped
himself. He took $50 in money and such other things of value about the house
that he wanted and left. It is probable that the robber watched the house until
all men had left. Gallipolis Journal
January 5, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans Top of Page
New Year 1876
Bonfires on the Public Square, the firing of cannon
and ringing of the church bells greeted the opening of the new year. The warmth
of the night enabled one to remain out as long as one pleased, and the consequence
was that the streets of the town were not wholly deserted the whole night long.
Our citizens are greatly indebted to the vigorous and efficient action of the
Centennial Committee of Thirteen for the successful manner in which they carried
out the wishes expressed by the Public Meeting.___ The demonstration was one
that the city can well be proud of.
It is impossible to enumerate the special cases, as
it would be far easier to notice the failures to illuminate. Each one appeared
to do all possible. We cannot fail however to speak of the beautiful gas jets
at Mr. R. Aleshire’s, showing in a blaze “1876”
The workmen employed in the Foundry of Enos, Hill & Co., on Third Street,
erected an arch over the street, on which was this inscription, in letters two
feet long, made of gas pipe, each letter and figure being shown by jets of burning
This was admired by all as the great feature of the
night in the way of illumination.
Passing around with the procession we did intend to notice all the illuminations,
but find it impossible to do so, as we have not space
March 1, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans
Last Wednesday, February 23d, being the 50th anniversary
of the marriage of our townsman, Mr. John Priestly, to his wife Hannah. The event
was celebrated by a re-union. One who was present on the occasion has furnished
us with a brief sketch of the affair which took place at the family residence,
on Front Street.
They were married at Luddinden Chapel, England. The party, consisted of a few
invited guests, among which were Rev. R. Breare, Mrs. Breare, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy,
together with the lineal descendants of the family, viz: Mr. and Mrs. James Priestly,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Priestly, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Priestly, and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Beall, Mrs. B.___ being the only daughter. Four children, twelve grand
children and one great grand child, little Alice, daughter of Mr. A. G. and Jennie
Rev. Breare officiated in his usual style, if not more so, in his address
to the venerable, aged and worthy couple who had passed through a half century
of married life, quietly, though unostentatiously, had enjoyed all the comforts
of life and lived to see their children and grand children favorably situated.
Mr. Richard Priestly, presented his father with a fine gold headed cane; Mrs.
Richard Priestly, presented a pair of gold spectacles to Mrs. John Priestly;
Mr. Henry C. Priestly, presented to his father, also a pair of gold spectacles;
Mrs. H. C. Priestly, presented a fine gold breast pin to the aged mother-in-law;
then came the congratulations &c., after which refreshments and dinner,
which was very nice indeed and enjoyed by the entire party.
was paid and compliments interchanged to the aged pair, and the day passed
pleasantly away, one which seldom occurs in the marriage life---therefore the
impression made by the kind, affectionate and appropriate remarks of Rev. Breare,
not only to the venerable and worthy couple, but to the children and grand
children, and guests also, will no doubt be remembered, appreciated and practiced
June 21, 1876
A Reverend Rascal Elopes with a Faithless Wife
We have another tale of domestic infelicity, with,sad
to say, a professed minister of the gospel mixed up in the case. Until a few
months ago, J.D. Prose, a well-to-do farmer residing at Patriot, Gallia county,
O., was living pleasantly with his wife, and nothing had occurred to mar the
happiness of their quiet and unpretending life.
Some time last winter, a stranger named David C. Daily,
came to their home and represented himself to be a cousin of Mrs. Prose, and
assumed the garb of a minister. He was kindly treated, and invited to make
their house his home. Here he remained for about three months, when he obtained
the consent of the unsuspecting husband to accompany Mrs. Prose on a visit to
some relatives at Parkersburg, W.Va. The pair left, on the 4th February last,
with a horse and spring wagon belonging to Mr. P., but never reached the house
of the relatives. Nothing was heard of them until a week or two ago, when a letter
was received from the truant wife by some of her relatives saying they could
reach her by letter at Portsmouth.
Mr. Prose came down to the city and put the matter
in the hands of Marshal Williams, and returned home. Yesterday morning the
Reverend Daily called at the post-office for a letter, but, under the surveillance
of the Marshal, he was immediatly apprehended and placed in the station-house.
It seems the pair have been living, for some time,
in Kentucky, about 3 1/2 miles from Portsmouth, on Anthony Thompson's place.
An officer was dispatched yesterday afternoon to secure his wayward companion.
The Sheriff of Gallia county has been notified to come after them.
The woman, it is reported, is repentant, and anxious
to go back to her wronged husband, and he seems disposed, notwithstanding
her faithlessness, to take her once more to his home and bosom. It has finally
developed that the Reverend scamp is an old offender, and has heretofore been
an inmate of several prisons.
The Portsmouth Times
January 13, 1877
W. H. H. Sissox, Clerk of Gallia county, died on the 24 th ult., of consumption.
In a quarrel, Jesse Burnett killed Shabe Cornwell, in Gallia county, by striking him in the temple with a piece of coal. Cornwell’s death was instantaneous
January 30, 1879
Joint Meeting of the Bars of Gallia and Meigs counties with reference to
the death of Hon. Simeon Nash. Gallipolis, O., Jan. 22, 1879
The members of the Bar in Gallia and in Meigs
county, pursuant to arrangement, met at the Mayor's office at 11 A.M.,
to take appropriate action upon the death of Judge Simeon Nash, and to
arrange for attendance upon his funeral today.Hon. J. Cartwright, of
Pomeroy, was appointed Chairman, and C. M. Holcomb. Esq., of Gallipolis, Secretary.
On motion six pall bearers were appointed, two from
the Board of Trustees of Gallia Academy, two from the Meigs county Bar, and two
from the Gallia county Bar. From the Trustees R. Aleshire and E. Delecombe were
appointed; T.S. Montague and J. Cartwright from the Meigs Bar, and Jos. Bradbury
and A. Vance from the Gallia Bar.
On motion a committee of three, consisting of Gen. C.H.
Grosvenor was appointed a committee of arrangements for the funeral.
On motion a committee of three, consisting of Gen. C.
H. Grosvenor, Judge J.P. Bradbury and Hon. Jos. Bradbury were appointed to draft
resolutions expressive of the feelings of the Bars of Gallia and Meigs counties,
to be presented to and spread upon the records of the Common Pleas Courts of
the twelve counties in the Seventh Judicial District of Ohio, the Supreme Court
of Ohio, and the District Court of the United States for the Southern District
of Ohio; to publish, and to present the family with a copy of the same, together
with suitable remarks made upon the deceased, to be furnished the committee by
members of the Bar of the several counties. Judge Bradbury, upon his request,
was excused from service upon the committee, and Judge Cartwright substituted
by the meeting.
On motion the Secretary was ordered to furnish a copy
of these proceedings to the papers in Gallia, Meigs and Athens counties for publication,
and to present a copy of the same to the family of the deceased.
Adjourned until 1 1/2 P.M. to attend the funeral in
mourning and as a body.
J. Cartwright, Chairman
C.M. Holcomb, Secretary Top of Page
March 11, 1886
The Gallipolis Treasury is out of funds.
At Gallipolis the liquor saloons are permitted to keep open until eleven o'clock
Mrs. Ruth Brown, aged 73, widow of the late James Brown, of Gallipolis, died,
Sunday of last week.
J. Winn Hustinpiller near Gallipolis is about to leave for central Dakota, which
he will make his future home.
Wm. G.Roush, of Cheshire, one of the strong featured and sturdy farmers of that
region is about to remove to Kansas
Circuit Court convened, at Gallipolis, last Thursday, March 4th, with Judges
Clark, Bradbury and Cherington on the bench.
Mrs. Elizabeth Shober, widow of the late Wm. Shober, of Gallipolis, died, very
suddenly at her late home in that city on Sunday evening of last week.
A colored man named Holland, from Middleport, went to Gallipolis last week where
by permission of Mayor Alexander he voluntarily began work on the chain gang
of that city to aid his brother in working out his sentence for carrying concealed
The Portsmouth Times
Transcribed by F. K. Brown
April 30 1887
The Quiet Village of Haverhill the Scene of a Bloody Tragedy!
Dr. W. L. Northup Shot and Instantly Killed by A. R. McCoy
A Feud of Long Standing the Cause of the Bloody Deed
Excitement in the Village and Surrounding
Alfred McCoy, Brother and Two Sons Arrested and Confined in Jail.
No place on the river is prettier, more quiet or peaceful than the village of Haverhill, in this county. In the heart of the finest agricultural portion of the county, surrounded by a people noted for culture, the orderly ways and peaceful pursuits of life, with the spire of its church pointing heavenward amid green fields, charming gardens and umbrageous foliage, it is the very ideal of a rural village in an old and orderly community.
What a place for a tragedy! Who would suppose that in such peaceful surroundings the passions of men were at work, and that deeds of blood could happen? Yet such is the dark picture. The entire community was startled Wednesday evening on receipt of news that one of her most prominent citizens had shot and killed another citizen equally prominent, and that two oldest and most respectable families of this and adjoining counties had been made to figure in a dark and horrible tragedy? The affair is sad and unfortunate, and as there is hot blood at work on both sides, it were well if people would suspend judgment at least until the facts have been sifted, as they will be at once, by the Grand Jury.
Of course, both sides have their story to tell, and both sides have their friends, whose stories also go out, and the consequence is nothing but the stern sifting of the courts can throw proper light upon the subject. Friends of Dr. Northup claim that he (deceased) was a quiet and good citizen, and that ??? his only fault (if it was a fault) was being what is termed a temperance fanatic," and that his killing was the result of his zeal in this direction. And so the stories go on both sides.
The TIMES has carefully gathered all the facts and information that could be leaned from reliable sources in Haverhill and vicinity. It is as follows: There had been trouble between the doctor and Alfred McCoy for several years, in fact ever since his location in Haverhill, about the year 1878. His last disturbing act resulted in the tragedy. Last Wednesday morning he killed three or four guineas belonging the little son of Alf's and threw them over an embankment. About three o'clock the same afternoon he came up the pike and stopped in front of James McCoy's, who also keeps a store on the opposite side of the street from the store of Alf, where several children of James and Alf were playing. Alf slowly went his way at the same time down the pike and joined the group. His little son asked the doctor when he was going to pay for the guineas. How much are they? said he, to which he boy's father replied, "One dollar." The doctor became enraged and said, "it is more than I will pay for them," the same time striking at McCoy. Alf ran and the doctor followed him, slashing at him with his knife, lacerating the arm from the shoulder to the elbow, Alf then managed to pull his revolver, still backing, and raised it and just as he fired, the doctor started to turn, going as far as his boarding house, Ault's. Here he was reinforced by Charlie Ault, who met the doctor and handed him a pistol. The doctor then returned as far as Birch's residence, pointing the weapon at him. One of Alf's sons thought that his father would likely be shot down and brought him a gun. He discharged both barrels at the doctor which took effect in his side, proving fatal. Charlie Ault handed the revolver to the doctor, then came at Alf with two bricks. He was informed that he would be hurt if he threw the bricks. He dropped them the gun, was then empty. After the shooting, Pearson, son of Alf McCoy, went down to the river, stepped into a boat which contained a small brother and a son of James McCoy, and started with them for Greenup, where they were going with the mail. They were shot at by several parties and finally returned.
If this statement be true it would appear that the shooting by Alfred McCoy was in a desperate quarrel, and as the evidence may show, in self-defence. The friends of McCoy claim that if he had not shot the doctor he would have met like fate, according to previous threats.
Six weeks prior to this circumstance occurred in which the doctor evinced an ugly disposition toward the McCoys. Northup had stated, so it is said, that Mid(?) Birch, was a pauper from the South. Birch made a visit to the doctor's office to demand an explanation and he was assaulted with a paling, which was broken over the visitor's lead. He was also driven into the stable. Pearson and Tom McCoy, son of Alf, heard the quarrel and went over, but no sooner had they put in an appearance than the doctor turned his attention toward Pearson, shooting at him with a revolver, the ball missing its mark and taking effect in his father's house. The hired girl barely escaped the leaden missile. Not long since the doctor asserted to a gentleman in that vicinity, that he had "worn out his pockets by carrying a pistol to kill Alfred McCoy."
Again he stated that he "intended to do up Alf McCoy, and if he did he had the courts with him, so that he would be protected."
About two years ago Northup had Alf indicted for selling liquor. Mr. McCoy keeps a tavern and general merchandizing store, and to accommodate a certain class of his customers deals in liquors on a small scale. While he was spending one Sunday in Kentucky Northup had a minor visit Alf's store and prevail upon his clerk to fill a bottle with whisky, claiming it for sickness, Alf was thereupon indicted in court, convicted upon that evidence.
The doctor also built a barn several years ago, infringing upon Alf's line, over which there was a dispute. It too resulted in an assault upon Alf by the doctor, striking him with a trace chain.
About two weeks ago the doctor was in this city, and in an interview with a gentleman said that "he expected to have trouble with Alf McCoy, and he did not know how it would terminate, but he expected to slay him,"
Dr. Northup told James McCoy, the postmaster, a short time since, "that he had nothing against him and was his friend, but he intended to put a ball in Alf." When the doctor was making an assault upon Alf with his knife last Wednesday, McCoy doubtless thought that it was life or death from the threats that the doctor had made upon various occasions, which prompted the shooting.
As to James McCoy, the postmaster of Haverhill, he is not in any way connected with the affray, and there was no reasonable foundation for complaint being filed against him. He simply closed the door of the postoffice, as any peaceable citizen would do, not desiring to keep open house while the combatants were brandishing their fire arms.
Tom McCoy, who is under arrest, took no part in the fight. The wholesale arrest of the McCoys, four in number, is intended to give the shooting the appearance of a brutal murder, and aid in the prosecution of the case, and persecution of the McCoys.
Alfred McCoy has never had any disturbance with anybody but Dr. Northup. He has always been a peaceable, law abiding citizen, is a member of the G A. R. Post, served under General Custer, and his neighbors would be slow to believe that he would shoot in cold blood.
Pearson and Tom McCoy, sons of Alf, and James McCoy, were brought down on the train, and taken to jail Wednesday night. Doctor A. Sellards prevented the officers from arresting Alf, on account of his weakness from the loss of blood. He had bled profusely and if the flow of blood had not been stopped promptly it is said he was in great danger of bleeding to death. He was brought down by boat Thursday noon.
It is reported the killing was done by all the McCoy brothers. There are only four McCoy brothers. There are only four altogether, to-wit Alf, who did the shooting, James, the postmaster, who is under arrest, but should be released, A. P. the traveling salesman for C. P. Tracy & Co., who was in Catlettsburg, at the time, and Robert, who was also in Petersburg. Thomas, who is under arrest is merely a ten year old son of Alf, and took no part, and Pearson is another lad of Alf's who carries the mail between Greenup and Haverhill.
Dr. W. T. Northup, the man who was killed, belongs to the Northup family of Gallia county, one of the oldest and most respectable of that county, has ancestors being among the original French pioneers, who settled Gallia and the eastern part of Scioto counties. He was a man of fine physique, and of undoubted courage. He was a bachelor, and practiced medicine in the neighborhood, and quite largely among the people of the [...] Furnace region. We have never heard anything against his character. He had positive opinions on the temperance question, and being a fearless man never sought to conceal them. Of course this made him enemies and kept him in hot water, while at the same time it made him strong friends among those of his own way of thinking.
The tragedy is a horrible affair, and is to be deplored by all good citizens.
Dr. Northup's body was taken to Gallipolis for burial.
May 11, 1889
Dr Wm. K. Patton and Barbara A. Boston were married
in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 9, 1840. Mr. Patton was born in Quebec, Canada,
in 1816, and settled in this county in 1853. His wife was born in Sunfish,
O., Oct. 2d, 1823, and died July 27, 1878. She was the mother of the following
children: Catherine L.L., born June 4, 1841, resides in this Tp.; Mary Jane,
June 13, 1844, died Nov. 16, , 1848. Elizabeth Oct. 5, 1846, died Nov. 27
The parents of Mr. Patton were Jno. H., and Elizabeth
(Wilson) Patton. His father was born in 1789, and died Jan’y 7, 1834.
He was a teacher by occupation. Mr. Patton’s mother was born in 1797,
and died Aug. 20, 1850; they both died in Pittsburgh, Pa.
parents were Jacob and Catherine (Risher) Boston. Her father was born in
1788, and died March 12, 1857. Her mother was born March 12, 1786, and died
Feb. 11, 1869. Mr. Patton was a physician residing in Mercerville, Ohio.
Died April 17, 1889, aged 73 years at time of burial.
Contributed by Henny Evans
Athens Messenger Top of Page
May 15, 1890
Gallipolis will celebrate her 100th anniversary October 17th, 18th and
19th. Col. John L. Vance is chairman of the executive committee, which
insures the success of the celebration. The event is a most important one
and we hope that it will prove a pleasant one to the good people of Gallipolis.
Newark Daily Advocate
July 28, 1894
The Gallant Old 91st O.V.I. Holds It Reunion Tuesday
Gallipolis Outdoes Herself in Doing Honor to the Old Veterans--Dr. Warwick of
Lucasville, and Capt. E.E. Ewing of This City, Honored
The gallant old Ninety-first O.V.I. held its reunion
at Gallipolis yesterday, a large number of the old veterans being present. Concerning
the reunion the Journal says:
It was a gala day in the city today. Flags waved and fluttered
from scores of business and private houses. The music of the fife and drum
was mixed up with the dazzling splendor of the sun, the fine breezes and
the throngs of people, and we were carried back almost to '61, when the
streets were full of volunteers enlisting to do battle for the glorious
cause of the Union.
The G.A.R. Hall, the headquarters of the boys, was
nicely decorated by fair hands, and made as cheerful and pleasant as possible.The
reunion opened at 10 o'clock with Dr. Warwick, of Lucasville, Scioto county,
in the chair. Adjutant Longbon was made secretary. The address of welcome was
then made by Capt. J.M. Alexander in a beautiful and touching manner. It was
responded to, also, in a feeling manner by Capt. E.E.Ewing.
Col. John L. Vance then delivered his address on the
battle of Winchester, which occurred just thirty years ago today, July 24, 1864.
The address was received with great pleasure and hearty approval. This was followed
by a short experience meeting in which several old veterans accounted interesting
experiences and incidents.
The organization for the ensuing year was then made--President
Warwick and Secretary Longbon being continued. The morning session was now adjourned
until 2 o'clock, and when it assembled the crowd was so great that it was moved
and carried that all adjourn to the court house, which they did, and the audience
filled the court room.
Lieut. Newt Warwick, the old commissary of the regiment,
related some lively experiences. He was followed by Capt. Ewing, the famous
Tom Tag of Lawrence county; Capt. A. D. Crossland, the old quartermaster of
the regiment; Capt. J. M. Alexander, who related his experience as orderly sergeant
in escorting 31 of John Morgan's men to Columbus, and many others.
The Journal also runs cuts of the leading members of
the regiment, among them being a double column cut of Capt. E. E. Ewing, of
this city, and one of Colonel John A. Turley. In commenting on them the Journal
has the following to say:
Lieutentant E.E. Ewing
The original orderly sergeant of Company A was here. Thirty years ago today
he was severely wounded at Winchester, and left in the hands of the enemy.
Hopeless as his case might seem, a combination of circumstances resulted in
what could not be improved upon for his welfare. He was kindly cared for by
a loyal citizen, through whose kind attentions he was brought to recovery.
Col. John A. Turley
It is a source of much regret that Col. Turley can not be present at the reunion
of the 91st Regiment today. He is now an old man indeed, though the boys thought
him old when he so gallantly led them more than thirty years ago. He is now
seventy-eight years old, and it may be said that the once sturdy oak is now
in the sear and yellow leaf. As he sits in the quiet of his room his mind is
doubtless going back to the stirring scenes that today will be commemorated
by speech and song. The boys will send him greeting, and well we know their
words of cheer will warm the cockles of his heart.
Major J. B. Warwick arrived this morning in time to
preside at the opening exercises of the reunion. No man in the regiment was
more faithful in the performance of his duties as surgeon than Dr. Warwick.
He knew every man and all about his frame, and none received more cordial greetings
than he today.
Tuesday evening the closing exercises were held in
the Gallipolis court house in the presence of an immense throng. On this occasion
Capt. Ewing read an original poem of great merit, which was greeted with tumultuous
October 10, 1895
The Evening Democrat
To Improve the Ohio
A Permanent Organization Formed at the Cincinnati Convention
By the adoption of a constitution and by-laws a permanent organization of the
Ohio River Improvemnet association has been perfected. The plan of M. R. Sulzer
of Madison, Ind., for an Ohio River commission similar to the Mississippi and
Missouri river commission was adopted, but on the advise of General C. H. Grosvenor,
Congressment Evans, Bromwell, Hulick, Hemingway and others. the resolution was
reconsidered, tabled and the executive board authorized to represent the association
in Washington and elsewhere.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing
year: President, John L. Vance, Gallipolis; Secretary E.P. Wilson, Cincinnati; treasurer, J.D. Parker,
Cincinnati; vice presidents, John F. Dravo, Pittsburg; E. A. Burnside, West Virginis;
F.A. Laidley, Ohio; W.W. Hite, Kentuck; W. B. Halliday, Illinois.
Athens Messenger Top of Page
Jan 16, 1896
Mr. George Glenn, storekeeper at the State Hospital, spent several days
last week at his home in Gallia county.
Mrs. G. B. Haynie and children of Chicago, who have been visiting Mrs. Haynie's
sister, Mrs. U.G. Miller, returned home Monday.
Newark Daily Advocate
Sept. 15, 1896
O'Brien Was Married Yesterday Noon to Miss Belle Betz, of Gallipolis
Eddie O'Brien, who held down first
base for the Newark team in good style all summer, is married. His
bride is a Gallipolis young woman, formerly Miss Belle Betz.
Last evening's Columbus Dispatch contains
the following account of the marriage.
The marriage of E. O'Brien and Miss Belle Betz
was celebrated under unusual circumstances about noon at the parsonage
of Rev. Dr. J. C. Jackson, Sr., pastor of Wesley chapel. The couple
reside in Gallipolis and the bride has been visiting in this city for a
few days with her uncle at 141 North Water street.
The groom came to the city on a morning train
in company with the Marshal of that city, who bore a license for the marriage
of the couple. Taking a carriage at the union station and going after
the bride the Marshal drove to the parsonage and as both were of age and
the proper credentials were shown they were made one. Later they
went to the home of the uncle of the bride and after a short stay here
will return to their home in Gallipolis.
April 20, 1899
Benjamin F. Ely, Cheshire, Gallia county, and Julia L. Tedrow, Lysander.
Athens Messenger and Herald
June 8, 1899
Marshal for Alaska
A political plum in the shape of a lucrative appointment has fallen squarely
into the hands of Mr. Samuel Murphy an attendant at the Athens State Hospital.
On Sunday he received telegraphic information to the effect that he had received
the appointment of United States marshal for the territory of Alaska at the
snug salary of $3,000 a year. Mr. Murphy has been an employe of the instituition
for sometime, and has been faithful in the performance of every duty.
He is a resident of Gallipolis and with his wife and interesting little
daughter makes his home on Congress street. He is one of Gallia county's
staunch Republicans, and has taken a prominent part in the politics of
that county. Mr. Murphy's headquarters will be at Sitka, Alaska, and
it (is) probable that he will assume the duties of his new position about
September 1. His many friends in Athens and Gallia counties congratulate
him upon his good fortune.
September 28, 1899
ARRESTED FOR ABCONDING
Traveling Salesman arrested here Saturday
A man giving his name as Fritch and representing a
medical supply house of Philadelphia was arrested here last Saturday on the
charge of absconding money from a hotelkeeper named Bryan in Gallipolis. It
seems that Fritch had been boarding at Bryan's hotel for sometime and owed him
about $80. Not having the money to pay he told Mr. Bryan that if he would give
him a draft on the house for which he was traveling for $80, thus covering his
board. Mr. Bryan complied with his request and the deal was made.
The draft was sent in and payment refused, so Bryan
became alarmed about the money that he had given Fritch. He came to Athens,
found his man and swore out a warrant for his arrest before Justice Logan, who
issued an order to return Fritch to Gallipolis for trial.
Fritch states that he is getting a salary of $100 a
month and that he asked Bryan to hold the draft until September 27 when it would
be due, but that request had been made too late as the draft had already gone.
He received a letter from the firm for which he works stating that they would
positively refuse to honor drafts made by their traveling salesmen. Fritch seemed
to have a perfect horror of going to jail so arrangements were made where he
was kept at the hotel under guard. He was taken to Gallipolis, Monday and the
house for which Fritch was traveling learning the trouble their salesman had
encountered relented and honored the dragt thus settling an unpleasant matter
Dec. 7, 1899
George H. Huhn, for a number of years engaged with the Hocking Valley as
agent at Glen Ebon, has been transferred to Cheshire, Gallia county. Mr.
Huhn is an experienced railroad man and his transference to a better business
point is a just recognition of his ability.