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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 1, 1930
Page 6
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CIRCUIT  COURT  NOTES
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[This is just the end of the article.] ...against the  Plunkett Pharmacy for judgment of $300 on a contract.  Williams & Pell are the plaintiff attorneys.
          Trial was started today in the suit filed by  Thomas F. Rice  against Roscoe W. Livingston, for damages.  Selection of a jury was completed at noon and evidence was begun this afternoon.  Trial of the suit, pending here from Marion county, will extend into Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 17, 1930
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CIRCUIT  COURT  NOTES
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          Mrs. Lauranna Broglin  has been awarded a divorce from  Ralph H. Broglin  on her cross complaint to his suit for divorce, which was tried here on a change of venue from Marion county.  The custody of their son was also given to Mrs. Broglin and the plaintiff is to pay $8 a week for support of the child.
        Marshall Bros.  were given a judgment of $34.30 against  Earl Buck  today in a suit to foreclose a lien and an automobile was ordered sold to satisfy the judgment.
          The complaint filed by  Frances G. Kelley  against  Raymond Kelley  for a divorce and alimony was dismissed today on the plaintiff's motion.
          The complaint filed by  Ralph Little  against  Clarence Carney,   for money had and received and for damages, has been returned to the Rush circuit court on the motion of the defendant for a change of venue.  The case was eneter in the Shelby circuit court Sept. 25, 1923 on a change of venue from Rush county.
          Judgment of $475 was awarded to  Henry Zobel  today on a claim against the estate of the late  Margaret Zobel.
          The case of the State of Indiana on relation of  Weintraut & Son,  against the Board of Commissioners of Shelby county, for a mandate, was dismissed today on motion of the plaintiff.
          The complaint of  Autilla A. Borum  against  Henry H. Fixmer  for judgment of $10,000 on a malicious prosecution charge, was dismissed today for want of prosecution.  The case was pending here on change of venue from Johnson county and was set for trial today.
          Suit for damages of $15,000 filed by  Margie Mae Grigsby,  through her best friend,  Clarence....[my copy ends here]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, October 25, 1926
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SEVEN  CRIMINAL
CASES  ARE  LISTED
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Court Calendar Extended to
Cover Three More Weeks
of October Term.
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ONE  CIVIL  SUIT  INCLUDED
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Ewick, Hunt and Drake Liquor
Cases Included in Cases set Down
on Calendar for Trial
Before End of Term.
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          Extension of the court calendar for the October term of the Shelby circuit court includes dates for the hearing of seven criminal or state cases that are pending on the docket, four of them being charges for biolations of the prohibition laws.  The cases listed by Judge Harry C. Morrison extend the calendar over a period othree more weeks and up to the Christmas holidays.
          The calendar drawn up for the October term covered the period from the first part of October to the last of November.  New cases listed for hearing during the term will extend the period three weeks.  The October term of court will come to a close several days before Christmas and the court will be in vacation until the beginning of the January term.
          Hearing in the case of the state against  Dale Roberts,  for issuing worthless checks, is set for Dec. 4.  This case was set for hearing some time ago, but Roberts, a resident of Burney, Decatur county, failed to appear on the day of the trial.  He appeared later with his bondsmen after action had been started to forfeit the bond.
          The case of the state against  Ora Hunt  for the unlawful disposal of liquor, is set for Dec. 6 and 7.  This case was set for trial a weeks ago, but was postponed on agreement of his attorneys and the prosecuting attorney.
          Roscoe Headlee,  charged with vehicle taking, is due to go to trial on Dec. 8 and 9.  Ariel C. Headlee,  charged with presenting a false claim to obtain insurance money on an alleged stolen automobile, will be tried on the charge, Dec. 10 and 11.
          Hearing in the case of  Frank D. Ewick,  charged with the unlawful possession of liquor, is set for Dec. 13.  The case of the state against  Benjamin F. Drake  and his wife,  Cordelia Drake,  charged with the unlawful possession of liquor and with maintaining a common nuisance, will be tried Dec. 15 and 16.  Hearing in this case was postponed last week when defense attorneys showed that  Mrs. Drake  will ill in a hospital.
          The case of the state against  Dudly Avery,  for the unlawful possession of liquor, is set for Dec. 20.
          Extension of the calendar, also includes the date of Dec. 18 for hearing in the complaint of Linscott against  John Clark  and the city of Indianapolis for damages of $5,000.  This case was received here from Marion county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 2, 1916
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Grand Jury in Session
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          For the first time during the present term, which is already getting along toward the close, the grand jury was in session today.  The personnel of the witnesses indicated that some matter of importance in the Bengal neighborhood in Hendricks township was being investigated.  Charles McDaniel  was selected as foreman of the grand jury.  Horace Haymond  was given the place of  Finly Hargrove,  who had been drawn, but was excused from service by Judge Blair.  The other four members are  A. M. Engle,  Scott Meiks,  Peter Reinhardt  and  Henry Booher.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
June 24, 1915
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COURT  BUSY  TODAY  WITH
MATRIMONIAL  TROUBLES
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Hoop Surrpot Case and Mil-
holland Divorse Suit Are
Given Hearings.
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(From Friday's Daily.)
          Matrimonial troubles were occupy- [a section of this article is missing from my copy]....
          At the conclusion of the evidence Judge Blair announced that he would take the case under advisement.
          The third case taken up was that of  Mrs. Minnie B. Woolridge,  colored of this city, against  Lorenzo Woolridge,  now of Indianapolis, for divroce, custory of their child,  Bernice Louise,  three years old, and for an allowance for the support of the child.  She was granted the divorce on the ground of abandonment and was awarded the custody of the child.  They were married May 31, 1911, and the separaton occurred August 21, 1912.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 26, 1905
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SESSION  OF  THE  COURT
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THE  SHELBY   CIRCUIT  COURT  OPENED  THIS  MORNING ---
MUCH  BUSINESS  OF  MINOR  IMPORTANCE  HAS
ALREADY  BEEN TRANSACTED.
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From Tuesday's Daily.
          The December term of the Shelby circuit court opened this morning.
          The case of the State vs. John McFall, for keeping a gambling house, has been dismissed.
          The case of the State vs. John Marr  has been nollied on motion of  Prosecutor Bassett.
          The case of the State vs. George Spurlin,  the defendant accused of forgery, has been "dropped."
          The claim of  J. D. Thomas McFerran vs. the estate of  M. W. McFerran, deceased, has been dismissed.
          The case of the State vs. Elias C. Bishop, charged with illegal voting, was nollied this morning owing to the death of the defendant.
          The case of William Gaunce  vs the estate of  John Warble, deceased, has been dismissed.  The suit was on a claim alleged to be due the plaintiff.
          The case of the First National Bank vs.  John Gordon, a suit on a note for $300, has been dismissed.  A similar suit on a note for $310 has also been taken out of court.
          The case of  Cora A. Wilson et al., Elta Ensminger et al., a complaint asking for the partition and sale of real estate, has been dismissed.
          In the case of  Dr. John B. Stewart  vs. the estate of  Marion W. McFerran, a motion for a new trial has been withdrawn.  The trial of the cause at the October term of court resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of eighty dollars.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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WITH  BENCH  AND  BAR
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Happenings at the Shelby County Temple of Justice
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          In the case of  Nora Spurlin  vs.  Marvin F. Spurlin, a divorce was granted to the plaintiff.
          The divorce case of  Emma Taggart  vs  John W. Taggart, came up this morning.  Plaintiff was granted divorce as prayed.
          The case of  William H. Stafford  vs  Sarah Stafford, a complaint for divorce, was dismissed by the court on account of failure to prosecute.
          In the case of  Mary E. Drake  vs  Alonzo D. Drake, complaint for divorce, judgment was given granting the separation.  The custody of minor children, Leslie Curtis Drake  and  Tessie O. Drake, was given to the plaintiff.
          The case of the Farmer's National Bank vs  J. Marsh Wilson  and  Elmira E. Wilson, on a complaint to set aside a fraudulent conveyance, was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.  The cross complainant, Martha John, dismissed that portion of the complaint seeking to set aside the conveyance, and the case was submitted.  The judgment was in favor of the cross complainant on a note, principal and interest being $2,036.  In addition the defendant pays attorneys fees of $140.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 18, 1895
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STATISTICAL  REPORT
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Made by Clerk Powers, for the Year Ending June 30th
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          Following is County Clerk Powers' report for the year ending June 30th, as taken from his books this morning:
No. civil cases . . . . . . . . . . . .415
 "  pending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
 "  criminal cases. . . . . . . . . . . .9
 "  cases by indictment . . . . . . . . 42
 "  criminal cases pending. . . . . . . 40
 "     "       "   dismissed. . . . . . 23
 "  convictions of felony . . . . . . . 18
 "       "         misdemeanors . . . . 12
 "  administrations pending . . . . . . 90
 "  letters of administration issued. . 60
 "  estates settled . . . . . . . . . . 62
 "  guardianships pending . . . . . . .299
 "       "        issued. . . . . . . . 34
 "       "        disposed of . . . . . 23
 "  executions issued . . . . . . . . . 47
 "  decrees foreclosure . . . . . . . . 14
 "  marriage license. . . . . . . . . .286
 "  divorces granted. . . . . . . . . . 21
 "       "   to wife. . . . . . . . . . 17
 "       "   "  husband . . . . . . . . .4
  Adultery 2, abandonment 3, cruel treatment 6, drunkenness 5, failure of husband to provide 5.
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The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, March 2, 1893
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JURORS.
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          The following grand a petitt jurors were drawn this morning to serve in the March term of circuit court.

GRAND  JURORS.
John Eck, Liberty.
James C. James, Addison.
James H. Dodd, Hanover.
Samuel Kaster, Marion.
Lewis Billman, Marion.
Isaac Welliver, Sugar Creek.

PETITT  JURORS.
Martin A. Cherry, Hendricks.
Stephen Howard, Noble.
Leonard S. Bass, Hendricks.
John Williams, Brandywine.
Tinsley Smith, Moral.
Jacob Kuhn, jr.[sic], Union.
Matthew Sedgwick, Brandywine.
John W. Henry, Sugar Creek.
Robert Hudgins, sr., Hanover.
Thomas Jacklin, Shelby.
Jacob Lamaster, Washington.
Frank Sheldon, Addison.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 25, 1892
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FENN'S
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          The following new complaints have been filed in the Clerk's office.
          Fannie Kaufman  vs.  Isaac Kaufman et al., complaint to set aside deed and quiet title to real estate.
          Lydia Morris et al. by guardian,  David W. Fately,  exparte, has been filed.
          Samuel Laughlin  vs.  Madison Talbert  et ux., complaints to foreclose mortgage.
          James W. Green  vs.  Thos. S. Finley,  complaint on note.
          Smith F. Johnson  vs.  James S. Douthit,  complaint on note.
          Hannah C. Justus  vs.  George W. Justus,  complaint for divorce and alimony.
          Della Richards  vs.  James C. Taylor,  complaint for seduction and damages, on change of venue from Johnson Circuit court.
          Kansas B. Haymond  vs.  J. B. Duty et al., complaint on note.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 24, 1891
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COURT  PROCEEDINGS.
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List of Cases Disposed of in
Judge Hackney's Court.
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          The following cases have been heard and disposed of in  Judge Hackney's Court during the current term:
          State vs.  Hezekiah Richey.  Defendants recognizance for $100, wit  James H. Phillipy  and  Linne McPherson  as his sureties, forfeited on failure to appear for trial.
          State vs.  John Thrasher  (two cases).  Defendant's recognizances in sum of $50 each, with  George Helm  as his surety, forfeited on failure to appear for trial.
          State vs.  James Foster.  Fine $10 and costs for selling liquors without license.
          John T. Roe,  administrator of  Charles J. Roe  deceased, vs.  Mollie B. Jones at al.  Judgment for $406.33 and forclosure of mortgage and Mechanics Liens in favor of plaintiffs  D'Heur & Swain  and  Everett E. Stroup  respectively.
          Joseph Higginbotham  et us.vs.  James H. Smith, et al.  Venue of cause changed to Johnson Circuit Court.
          John R. Williams  vs.  Samuel Munson et ux.  Judgment in favor of plaintiff for $66.45 and foreclosure mortgage.
          Mary E. Bryan,  Martha E. Murphy et al.  Report of partition of real estate made.
          Maggie L. Phair  vs.  Robert Phair,  divorce granted the plaintiff.
          Aultman, Miller & Co.  vs.  Christian Mohr.  Judgment in favor of plaintiff for $170.80.
          John W. Robertson  vs.  Moses Lantz,  judgment in favor of plaintiff for $353.60.
          John H. Moberly  vs.  George Rice  and  Matthew C. Brown,  jdugment in favor of plaintiff for $89.
          Fred C. Zauss  vs.  William E. Foster,  judgment in favor of plaintiff $111.35.
          David E. Boys  vs.  estate of  David Boys,  judgment in favor of plaintiff for $30.
          George S. Crawford  vs. Estate of  David Boys, deceased, judgment in favor of plaintiff for $105.
          Samuel P. Stroup  vs. Estate of  John Lantz, deceased, judgment in favor of plaintiff for $11.80.
          Rebecca Hawkins  vs. Estate of  Joshua S. Higgins,  deceased, judgment in favor of plaintiff for $523.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 12, 1889
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Probate Proceedings.
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          Mrs. Mary A. Flaitz  has filed a final report of her guardianship in the case of  Margaret Flaitz  and a current report as to  Catherine Flaitz.
          A petition has been filed by the administrator of the estate of  David H. Slagle  to settle said estate as insolvent.
          Estate of  Louisa Pollitt,  final settlement; petition for order for monument filed and granted.
          Guardianship of  Omer House  et al petition for order to assist mother in support of wards granted.
          Estate of  H. C. Dunlap,  final settlement made and approved.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 3, 1883
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Court  Proceedings.
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          Frank Reiglesberger  vs.  George Yearling,  et al.--dismissed by plaintiff.
          Anna Burns  vs.  Sanuel Hamilton -- to quiet title -- dismissed by plaintiff, and finding for defendant on cross complaint.
          Amanda M. White  vs.  William D. White -- divorce granted plaintiff.
          Caleb Means,  admr, vs.  Thomas J. House, et al. -- on note -- finding for plaintiff, $64.22.
          Joseph R. Stewart  vs.  John Nail -- finding for plaintiff, $129.09 and foreclosure of mechanic's lein.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, October 5, 1882
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Causes  Set  for  Trial.
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MONDAY,  OCTOBER 9, 1882.
          Thos. J. Jackson  vs.  Sarah Jackson.
          Fannie E. Goodyear  vs.  George W. Goodyear.
TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 10.
          Anna Lingenfelter  vs.  Jefferson Lingenfelter.
          Emma J. Robertson  vs.  H. W. P. Robertson.
          Charles Neighley  vs.  Thomas Kitchen.
WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 11.
          Priscilla Drake  vs.  Gideon Drake.
          George R. Jones  vs.  Sarah A. Jones.
          Rupert Meldrem  vs.  Sarah A. Meldrum.
THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 12TH.
          Catharine Mulby  vs.  Michael Theobold.
FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 13TH.
          Orlando Demott  vs.  Francis w. Jones.
          Eunice Wickliff  vs.  William Wickliff.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
W. S. Ray, - - Editor and Proprieter
Monday, April 17, 1882
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Court Proceedings
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          Levi Lee  vs.  Lucy Lee,  for custody of child, submitted to court; finding for plaintiff until further orders.
          Abagail Babb  vs.  William Babb,  on account, submitted to jury; verdict for defendant.
          Abagail Babb  vs.  James Barker,  for damages, submitted to jury; verdict for plaintiff of $48.90.
          Peter Slusser  vs.  Martha M. Doggett  et al., for partition and sale of real estate, order granted,  John Elliott  appointed commissioner to sell; report of sale filed and confirmed and deed reported and approved.
          Robert A. Alexander  vs.   Peterson K. Parr  et al., to foreclose mortgage; dismissed by plaintiff.
          William Miller  vs.   Israel Buell  et al. for possession of real estate; on trial before court.
          James C. Rice,  et al.,  David C. Rice,  et al, for partition report of sale of real estate, filed by Henry Doble, commissioner and approved and ordered to make distribution.
          Lily Green  vs.   Oliver Green,  divorce granted plaintiff; and temporary custody of child.
          Fred Deem  vs.   Annie Deem  for divorce; dismissed for want of prosecution.
          Smith Parrish  et al. vs. the unknown heirs of  Susanna Cousins  et al., to quiet title; and for deed submitted to court and finding for plaintiff.
          David Maple  vs.   John W. Maple  et al., to enforce vendorís lien; submitted to jury and finding for plaintiff $11.21 and foreclosure of 25.65 parts in value of land described in complaint.
          Jury discharged until tomorrow morning.
Contributed by D. Darlene Palmer


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 13, 1879
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SHELBY  CIRCUIT  COURT.
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Large Amount of Business Transacted --
Mortgages Foreclosed -- Estates Settled --
Criminals Punished, Etc., Etc.
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CRIMINAL.
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          State vs. Frederick Colescott --- assault and battery with intent to murder.  Found guilty of assault and battery and fined $25.00 and costs.
PROBATE.

          Estate of  John B. Thurston, deceased.  Sale of real estate reported and approved.
          Estate of  Sarah McEndicott, deceased.  Sale of personal property at private sale reported and approved.
          Estate of  Woodville Browning, deceased.  Order granted to sell personal property at private sale.  Sale reported and approved.
          Estate of  Samuel Engle, deceased.  Order granted to sell real estate without notice.  Sale reported and confirmed.
CIVIL.
          John Williams vs. Nancy Long, et al., for partition of real estate.
          John J. Inlow vs. John Holbrook --- action on note.  Judgment for plaintiff for $738.62.
          T. H. Lee vs. Robert W. Holbrook et al --- action on note.  Judgment for plaintiff for $236.50.
          Peter Gross vs. Moses Lantz et al. --- action to foreclose mortgage.  Dismissed.
          E. K. Adams, trustee, vs. Michael Schumaker --- action on mortgage.  Foreclosure of mortgage and judgment against defendant for $1,721.60.
          Samuel P. Stroup, surviving partner, vs Estate of  Daniel Cotterman, deceased.  Claim allowed in the sum of $1,196.66.
          James A. Smith vs. George Young --- action on mortgage,  Foreclosure and judgment for plaintiff for $626.66.
          Estate of  Matthias Floyd, deceased, vs. Hardin D. Mitchell.  Judgment for plaintiff for $344.90
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1878
Page 3   column 3
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CIRCUIT  COURT  PROCEEDINGS.
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          The following cases have been disposed of since our last publication:
          Zerilda A. Kendall  vs  Samuel Higgins, et al -- to foreclose vendors lien.  Foreclosure and judgment against Samuel Higgins for $419.49.
          Wm. McClintic  vs  Samuel Hogue et al civil action, judgment against Samuel Hogue,  Thomas Hogue  and  George Bone  for $517.20.
          John T. Givens  vs  Rebeca A. Sanderfer,  to set aside deed; tried by jury and verdict for defendant.
          John A. Stafford  vs  James H. Green,  civil action; venue changed to Johnson Co.
          Geo. W. Kennedy  vs  Mary Slifer  to foreclose mortgage; foreclosure of mortgage and judgment against defendant for $65.70.
          Levi Collins  vs  Andrew J. Bumgarner  et al; on note; dismissed.
          Wm. Slifer  Martha Barnett  et al civil action; Judgment against  Hugh Sparks  for $1,394.70.
        Geo. W. Strickler  vs  Rodney Phillips  et al; on note; judgment against defendants for $451.30.
          The 2nd National Bank of Hamilton  vs  Reason Howe  et al; to foreclose mortgage; foreclosure of mortgage and judgment in favor of plaintiff for $1,047.52 and finding for Fioyd for $747.54.
          John Wise  vs  William J. Cherry, jr.,  on note; judgment against defendants for $152.45.
          Margaret McKinney  vs  James Kaster  et al; on noe; judgment against defendants for $65.23.
          John W. Parkinson  vs  James Rigg  et al on note; judgment against defendants for $261.80.
          Alfred Major  vs  Shelbyville & Rushville Turnpike Co., et al; to foreclose mortgage foreclosure of mortgage and judgment against defendants for $4,695.00.
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County Warants.
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          The following are the names of persons, nature of the service, and amounts for which warrents have been drawn by the Auditor upon the County Treasurer, since our last publication:
          A. K. Kendall;  juror, in inquest case of  J. G. Hood.
          Wyatt Barnes,  15 days works as assessor of Washington Tp. $37.50.
          J. G. Wolf,  physician of Hanover Tp., for 6 months, $27.30.
          John Banker,  juror in inquest case of  J. Hood  85 cents.
          Robt. Titus,  constable in same case $1.90.
          Chris Girton,  juror in same case 85 cts.
          Jas. S. Moore,  same 85 cts.
          Geo. Hilderbrand,  same 85 cts.
          James Coffman,  same, 85 cts.
          Hugh Dobbins  et al, on account of the bridge across Flat Rock on S. F. & Norristown Turnpike $533.33.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 3, 1878
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Circuit Court Proceedings.
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          Thomas Bryant v. James Y Stewart, et al. --- civil action --- change of venue granted to Decatur Co.
          John M. Drake v. James O. Parrish --- for injunction --- dismissed.
          William W. Hinds v. James Ray, et al. --- on note --- defendants defaulted and judgment for $759.26.
          James C. Sleeth, assignee v. Estate of  Ralph Colescott, dec'd --- claim --- allowed in sum of $11.60.
          Daniel M. Burns v. Estate of  Ralph Colescott, dec'd --- claim --- allowed in sum of  $5.60.

CRIMINAL  CAUSES.

          State v. R. R. Washburn --- selling liquor without license --- tried by jury and acquitted.
          State v. George Albert --- petit larceny --- on plea of guilty sent to State Prison one year, disfranchised one year and fined $1.
          State v. Samuel Pyles,  William Barnett  and  Jasper Jennings --- larceny --- on plea of petit larceny --- defendants sent to State Prison one year, each fined $1 and disfranchised one year.
          State v. Charles Watkins and  Jasper Jennings --- on plea of guilty each fined $1 and disfranchised one year.
          State v. George Dickey --- appeal --- dismissed.
          State v. Robert Washburn --- selling liquor on Sunday --- trial by jury and verdict of not guilty.
          State v. John Droneberger --- giving liquor to a minor --- tried by jury, verdict of guilty and fined $10 and costs.
          Guardianship of  Samuel M. Covey --- final settlement made and guardian discharged.
          Guardianship of minor heirs of  Conrad Ehl, dec'd --- final settlement made and guardian discharged.
          Estate of  Edward Thomas, dec'd --- final settlement made and administrator discharged.
          Guardianship of  Alonzo Fry --- final settlement made and guardian discharged.
          Guardianship of  Malinda Coy --- final settlement made and guardian discharged.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 30, 1875
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Circuit Court Proceedings.

          The following cases have been disposed of since our last publication:
          Milton Francis vs. Lucinda Rouse. Civil action. Dismissed by each party paying his own costs.
          John Hendricks, Receiver, vs. J. Madison Smith. Appeal. Dismissed by Plaintiff.
          Sarah Craft vs. Nathan Craft.  Divorce.  Decree of Divorce granted and the custody of Julia A. Craft given to plaintiff.
          George Wendling vs. Andrew Jarrell, in attachment. Default and judgment against defendant for $320,00.
          James McConnell vs. Wm. L. Worland.  On note.  Judgment by agreement against defendant for $147,58.
          Moses Marks et al, vs. Hugh Dobbins.  On note.  Venue changed to Johnson Circuit Court.
          Ezekiel A. Johnson et ux vs. Wm. H. Halfaker et ux. Foreclosure of mortgage. Default and judgment against W. H. Halfaker for $1,143,37, and foreclosure of mortgage as to both defendants.
          Henrietta Miner vs. Green Wilson, for specific performance.  Submitted to jury and verdict for plaintiff.
          Richard Jones vs. Franklin Alexander. Appeal. Dismissed.
          Zelpha A. Rudisell vs. James Rudisell. Divorce. Decree of Divorce granted and judgment for alimony in favor of plaintiff in the sum of $75,00.
          E. William Sockheart vs. Augustus Martin, et al. On note. Dismissed
[other entries in this column, but my copy stops here]
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MAYOR'S COURT.

Thos. Higgins. Charges: intoxication. Plead guilty. Fine $1,00. Costs $4,70.
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JUSTICES' COURT
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BEFORE ESQR. HIGGINS

          State vs Nicholas Cobler. Charge, Intoxication. Plead guilty. Fine $2.60.  Costs $8.00.
          State vs Valentine Friday. Charge, intoxication. Plead not guilty. Tried
by Court found guilty. Fine $2.00. Costs $12.25.
          State vs Gilbert Kennedy. Charge, intoxication. Plead guilty. Fine $2.00.  Costs $8.00.
          State vs. Moses Pruitt. Charge, intoxication. Plead guilty. Fine $2.00.  Costs $5.00.
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Commissioners Court -- December Term, 1875.

The following are the allowances as made by the Board of Commissioners of Shelby County, Indiana, at the December Term, 1875, as follows to-wit:
ON ACCOUNT OF THE POOR.
[The following people were reimbursed for their services/goods for the poor.]

Catharine Hughlett . . . . . . . . . . . $  25 00
Charles Armbruster . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 00
Fred W. Avery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17 41
Wm. R. Oldham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19 00
C. K. Bryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8 00
Eshmeyer & Powell. . . . . . . . . . . . .   8 75
Fastlaben & Aull . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14 00
Hawkins & Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . .  47 90
Jane Bloomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15 00
Dan. R. Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 30
Henderson Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17 50
Andrew Hensley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15 00
S. S. Woodruff . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 45
Nancy Sorden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  59 50
Geo. C. Thacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  56 90
Adin Thurston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24 00
Chas. Hugle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3 25
G. M. Goulding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16 00
James Adams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 00
J. N. Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7 35
A. J. & I. Haymond . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 73
Conrad Schroeder . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42 60
Wm. Sacre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 77
Joseph Cummins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  76 00
Ellen Judge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36 00
S. S. Carson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22 92
W. C. Yager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7 80
J. H. Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51 55
Mary Bradford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34 00
Thomas Stine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31 13
Wm. E. Deacon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  65 83
Lewis Ray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45 01
Joseph Levinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8 00
Simon Nading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13 22
Robert Pearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3 00
John Shelk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5 75
W. C. Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5 00
James Comstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5 00
Sarah J. Heifner . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 50
M. Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 50
Fletcher Tevis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24 62
Martin Updegraff . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 00
M. B. Chadwick . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23 50
Geo. P. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 00
S. Hamilton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27 50
B. F. Sturgis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 00
Allen & Deitzer. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 00
J. W. Randall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30 50
David Deiwert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 50
Leander Kennedy. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 00
George W. Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 00
D. H. Slagle & Son . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 75
Benj. Farmbrough . . . . . . . . . . . . .  55 00
O. G. Keck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 80
L. C. Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 75
W. L. Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 50
Geo. Dunn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19 00
S. B. Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1 00
ON ACCOUNT OF BRIDGES

Wm E. Deacon 150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 00
John H. Eck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  90 00
Chas. McGee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46 50
Ithamar Davison. . . . . . . . . . . . . .     75 
S. D. Favorite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388 00
J. H. Yelton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 00
Shelbyville & Marietta Tp. Co. . . . . . .  11 50
Christopher Girton . . . . . . . . . . . .   1 50
P. P. Dodds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5 00
ON ACCT. OF BOOKS AND STATIONERY

William B. Burford . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 28
ON ACCOUNT OF CRIMINALS

Albert Reisner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8 40
Chas Armbruster. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5 40
T. H. Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388 75
G. M. Goulding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3 00
First National Bank of Shelbyville . . . . 150 00
ON ACCOUNT OF PRINTING

John R. Sedgwick . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 00
John Hoop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24 20
ON ACCT. OF COUNTY OFFICERS

Edmund Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  88 00
St. Clair Ensminger. . . . . . . . . . . .  72 00
Ithamar Davison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 00
George W. Isley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 923 92
James O. Parrish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 00
ON ACCT. O PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Geo. C. Thacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 10
Ellis & Winterrowd . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 95
T. H. Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 20
Wm. Vess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3 75
Mosslers's Safe & Lock Co. . . . . . . . . 171 00
T. J. Craycraft. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7 62
Morrison & Carson. . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 35
P. P. Dodds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44 28
ON ACCOUNT OF FUELL.

Herman Ogden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 00
Worland & Weathers . . . . . . . . . . . .  19 00
ON ACCOUNT OF COUNTY ASYLUM.

Fastlaben & Aull . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 59
Shelbyville & Norristown Tp. Co. . . . . .  12 68
George C. Thacher. . . . . . . . . . . . .  55 50
G. M. Goulding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46 00
J. C. Letsinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 10
A. J. Ensminger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 50
Ellis & Winterrowd . . . . . . . . . . . .   2 00
R. Roberts,  } . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 00
J. E. Smith, } Board of Visitors . . . . .   6 00
J. A. Smith, } . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 00
James Graves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19 50
[other entries in this column, but my copy stops here]
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 25, 1875
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Circuit Court Proceedings.

          State vs. Chas. Henderson -- grand larcenty -- dismissed.
          State vs. Mathew M Gerrard -- assault and battery with intent to kill -- submit to jury on plea of not guilty, verdict of assault and battery and fined 600 dols. and costs.
          State vs. Chas Yager -- surety of the peace -- submitted to Court on plea of not guilty and acquitted.
          State vs. Wm. Perkins -- surety of the peace -- submitted to jury and a verdict that Daniel W. Ross had just cause to fear deft. and said deft. was fined 50.00 and costs.
          State vs. John Gibbons -- petit larceny -- submitted to jury and verdict of guilty and sent 30 days to county jail.
          State vs. Jas. Woodsides -- two cases selling liquors to minors -- dismissed as to one and plea of gailty [sic] in the other and deft. fined 10.00 dols. and costs.
          F. G. Robertson, admr. vs. David Lancaster -- civil action -- dismissed by pltf.
          Jas. W. Cushing vs. Milton G. Roberts -- partition of real estate -- report of sale land by H. H. Daugherty, Commissioner, made and confirmed.
          Mary O. Poulos, et. al. vs. Jas. L. Keaton -- partition of real estate -- report of sale of land by H. H. Daugherty, Commissioner, made and cofirmed [sic].
          Chris. Mohr vs. Est. of David P. Megingis [sic] -- claim -- allowed $46.42, and admr. ordered to pay same.
          B. F. Sturgis vs. Est. of David P. Meginnis, deed. -- claim -- allowed 112, dols. and 42, cts. and admr. ordered to pay same.
          Jacob Anderson vs. Wm. M. Ball -- civil action -- default and judgment against defts. for 60.00 dols.
          Abel Hoover, et al. vs. Geo. Bone -- civil action -- dismissed at defts. costs.
          Hale R. Rose vs. Jas. A. Rutherford -- foreclosure of mortgage -- dismissed.
          Thos. Williams vs. Est. of Jonathan Bass decd. -- claim allowed 659 dols and 66 cts. and admr. ordered to pay same.
          Hannah Beynon vs. Est. of James. L. Lindsey, dec. -- claim -- dismissed by pltf.
          Alfred M. Miller vs. John Hand -- civil action -- stricken from docket.
          Robert P. Crum, et al, by Joel Crum their guard. -- partition of real estate -- report of partition filed and confirmed.
          Jackson Tp. , Morgan Co., Ind. vs. A. J. Demoss, et al. -- civil action -- by agreement cause transferred to Superior Court of Marion Co., Ind
          John Hoop vs. Reuben Spicer, et al. -- civil action -- venue changed to Superior Court of Marion Co., Ind. by agreement.
          Samuel H. Sanisberry vs. Est. of Anslem Farmbrough, decd. -- claim -- dismissed at pltf's costs.
          H. M. Burnside vs. Geo. Barker et al -- civil action -- allowance of 56dols. [sic] and 31 cts.
          John Howery vs. John S. Howery -- civil action -- submitted to court and finding for plaintiff in the sum of 12 dols. and 60 cents, and costs.
          The Palestine and Eastern Gravel Road Co. vs. C. H. Shellhouse -- civil action -- appeal dismissed.
          J. B. Patterson vs. Jane Woodruff -- appeal -- default and judgement against deft. for 54 dols. and 62 cents.
          J. D. Arnold vs. Samuel Stiers -- civil action -- default and judgement against deft. for 78 dols.
          Oliver Trisler vs. Est. of Samuel Kennedy, decd. -- claim -- dismissed by pltf.
          Jesse Shaw vs. Wm J. Tucker -- appeal -- dismissed at deft's. costs
          Mary Cronwell, et al. vs. Jas. J. Tucker, et al. -- partition of real estate -- dismissed.
          Wm. C. Piatt vs. Est. of Peter Messick, dec. -- claim -- dismissed at deft's costs.
          B.F. Walls vs Est. of Samuel Kennedy, decd. -- claim -- dismissed at costs of estate.
          Thos. J. Hogan vs. Est. of Anslem Farmbrough, decd. -- claim dismissed by agreement.
          Thos. J. Fouty vs. Est. of Enoch Fouty, decd. -- claim -- judgment by agreement for 90 dols.
          Josuah Shipp vs. D. C. Dupree -- civil action -- dismissed by plff.
          James W. Beckner vs. John Ramsey. Civil action. Submitted to Court and finding for Plaintiff in the sum of 15 dollars and 50 cents.
          McGavin Murdock vs. Jacob M. Scheible. Civil action. Judgment against defendant for 335 dollars.
          Chas W. Snow, Guardian, vs. Samuel B. Jenkins, et. al. Civil action. Sumbitted to Jury. Verdict for Defendant. Plaintiff granted an appeal to Supreme Court.
          David L. Duncan vs. John J. Baker, et. al. Civil action. Dismissed by Plaint'ff.
          Thomas Trackwell vs. Wm. H. Robinson. Civil action. Submitted to Court and finding for defendant.
          David H. Slagle vs. Barbara Mohr. Civil action. Dismissed by agreement.
          Thomas H. Fouty vs. Estate of Ephraim Fouty, deceased. Claim. Stricken from docket at Plaintiffs costs.
          Samuel W. Furgison vs. John H. Beckner et. al. Appeal. Default and judgment against defendants for 99 dollars and 42 cents.
          Silas M. Gore vs. Estate of Elvira Peak, deceased. Claim. Dismissed by each party paying their own costs.
          Lavina Anderson vs. Amos Fouty and John Perry, Administrator &c. Civil action. Judgment by agreement against defendants for $200.00
          Charles Brier vs. Thomas W. Low, et. al.  Civil action.  Default and judgment against defendants for $374,92.
          Anthony Kirkhoff vs. Thomas W. Low, et. al. Civil action. Default and judgment against defendants for $502 collars and 18 cents.
          Victor Sewing Machine Co. vs. Robert H. Hudgins. Civil action. Default and judgment against defendent for 80 dols. and 15 cents.
          John Hendricks, Receiver, vs. Elisha B. Wingate. Civil action. Dismissed by Plaintiff.
          John Hendricks, Receiver, vs. Joseph R. Stewart. Civil action. Dismissed by Plaintiff.
          Erastus Palmerton vs. Green Wilson, et. al. Appeal. Dismissed at defendants costs.
          Nancy J. Tucker, Guardian, vs. Dennis Tucker, Administrator. Civil action. Dismissed at defendants costs.
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The  Adams  Sentinel
Published in Gettysburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania
July 1, 1857
Page 2
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Divorces in Indiana. ó  The Republican Banner,  published at Shelbyville, Indiana, in the issue of April 22d, states that there were twenty-four applications for divorce in that county at the late term of Court, and every one of them were granted!
Contributed by John Ballard


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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April 13, 1854
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          Circuit Court was now in session in the new and splendid court house.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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February 16, 1854
Court of Common Pleas - - - - - - - - - - - Settlement of Estates
Charles F. Johnson
Elisha Hogue
Jacob A. Hinds
Malinda Trew

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February 2, 1854
Estates set up for settlement by the March term of the Court of Common Pleas......
Alexander Van Pelt ~ ~ ~ William Corkins ~ ~ ~ Levi Collins
James Van Arsdol ~ ~ ~ Daniel Hayden ~ ~ ~ Peter DeWitt
Zadock Plummer
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.


The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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November 10, 1853
          Court of Common Pleas - - - - - Estates up for Settlement
Andrew Jackson Jr.
James Van Benthusen
Levi Hughes
James Van Arsdol
John Johnson
Jonas Spurling

Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan with permission from Mr.Maurice Holmes.  Selected items from, Shelbyville, Indiana Newspaper Excerpts: 1853 - 1859.  Maurice Holmes, 1141N 450W, Shelbyville, IN 46176


The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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August 25, 1853
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          Court of Common Pleas --- Estates for settlement.
Jonas Smith
Eli Jones
Jno. C. Kamper
Sanford Garrison
Alexander Smith
John J. Kyler
Moses Moore
Mark Martin

Copied by Sherry Badgley Ryan from Maurice Holmes' book, Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts 1853 - 1859, self-published, 1141 N. 450 W., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.


The  Indiana  Democrat
Indianapolis, Indiana
12 Feb 1831
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Elizabeth Hagerman  (notice dated 12 Jan) admr  Peter Hagerman
Samuel Boyd  (estate insolvent) (notice 8 Dec 1830) admrs  Philip Robbins,  Samuel Keeley
Robert Currigan  (notice 23 Dec 1830), admr  Thomas Cornwall
John Fox  (notice 12 Jan), admrs  Daniel Heck,  John Heck
Willie Law  (notice 8 Dec 1830),  admr Sally Law
Michael Stults  (notice 20 Nov 1830),  admr Isaac Lemaster
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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