Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville Democrat
Two new faces were
seen in the county council today when the body met for the purpose of making the regular annual appropriations
to conduct the government of the county during the coming year. They are Charles Theobald of Hendricks township, and Albert Alyea, of Moral township.
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
TWO NEW MEMBERS IN CITY COUNCIL
ELECTE TO FILL VACANCIES ---
ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS BEING MADE TODAY.
Mr. Theobald succeeds Thomas
G. Stoughton, of Hendricks township, who had resigned as councilman so that he might hold the position of road superintendent. In order to accept the position of councilman Mr. Theobald had to resign as ditch commissioner for the county.
Mr. Alyea succeeds Frank
Linville, of Moral township, who resigned some time ago that he might continue to hold the position as superintendent of construction of the section of the Michigan road that is being improved.
The council spent the time today going over the requisitions that had been made some time ago for the various county offices and the results of their work will be announced tomorrow.
The county commissioners were also in session again today, but no matters of importance were demanding attention and they were spending most of the time conferring with the council.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned commissioner, appointed in an action for partition in the Shelby Circuit Court, wherein Jerome C. Smith, Hannah Alyea, Albert A. Alyea, Sidney Smith, Adaline Smith, Eliza Parish, John Parish, Emma K. Streng, Caroline Holmes, Mary J. Wilkens, James H. Smith Jr., Eliza Smith, Martha Smith, James M. Smith, Diza Snodgrass, Velasco R. Snodgrass, Fernando W. Smith and Hattie Smith, ex parte for the partition of certain real estate therein described, to sell the real estate described in the petition in said cause, I will as such commissioner, on the 4th day of June, 1911, and from day to day thereafter until sold, offer, for sale to the highest and best bidder the following real estate in said county of Shelby, state of Indiana, towit:
April 27, 1911
Page 4 column 5
Notice of Commissioner's Sale.
The north half of the east half of the southeast quarter and the north half of the south half of the east half of the southeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter, all in section three (3), township fourteen (14), north of range six (6) east, containing in all one hundred forty (140) acres, more or less. Also,
The south part of each the east half of the northwest quarter and the west half of the northeast quarter all in section three (3), township fourteen (14), north of range six (6) east, containing in all thirty (30) acres and, bounded as follows, towit: Beginning at the southwest corner of the east half of the northwest quarter of said section three (3), running east to the southeast corner of the west half of the northeast quarter of said section three, thence north twenty (20) rods on the same half quarter line, thence west on a parallel line to the west side of the east half of the northwest quarter of said section three, thence south to the place of beginning, be the same more or less. Also,
Being a part of the east half of the northwest quarter of section three (3), township fourteen (14) north of range six (6) east and bounded as follows, towit: Beginning one rod east of the northwest corner of said east half of said northwest quarter section and run- [the article continues].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
(Fountaintown, Ind. April 15, 1879)
Thursday April 17, 1879
Page 3 column 4
“Uncle Jimmy” Alyea, of Hancock county, was in town last Friday. “Uncle Jimmy” is 82 years old. He was born in New Jersey, October 12, 1797, and emigrated with his parents to Cincinnati in 1812. He was then fifteen years old. Cincinnati at that time, was not as large as Fountaintown. His father resided on Main street, between 5th and 6th. There were several small log houses, and but two brick. Where the court-house now stands, he has hoed corn. At that time, 500 acres of land situated within what is now the city limits, was offered for $250, but could not be sold for that amount. Keel-boats, barges, and dug-outs were the only river going vessels. Steam-boats were not known. In 1835 he came with his wife to Indiana and entered the land upon which he has ever since lived. The land commissioner's office at Indianapolis, was a log structure of small pretensions. Little's Hotel or tavern, was a small double-log structure. Here he lodged upon his first arrival from Lawrenceburg in 1835. He has rolled logs many a spring, twenty-five days in succession. “Uncle Jimmy” is above the average of the old men in general knowledge. He often walks two and three miles distance. He is out of debt and says times are better with him than they ever were.
Contributed by Barb Huff
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