The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
Tuesday, October 2, 1883
          John Louden  has joined the courthouse boys.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind.
July 10, 1896
     Miss  Edna Harrel,  of Greenfield, has been visiting  Miss Nannie Lowden  for the past two weeks.  While in this community Mis Harrell made many warm friends and won the respect of all.
     One night last week, the members of the Y.P.S.C.E. to number about twenty made a surprise on their president, Dr. John Lowden.  He was in his office when he heard a rig on the road supposing it to be some young folds coming to spend the evening with his daughter and Miss Harrell. He was about to repair to his residence to retire for the night, but thought that he would wait a few minutes until the youngsters would have time to get in the house.  But lo!  The office door was thrown open and the crowd filed in, completely filling the room.  The doctor was almost carried off his feet at this point.  The members had prepared ice cream and cake and were soon serving refreshments.  After all had been treated to cream and cake, some time was spent in conversation and music both vocal and instrumental.  The Endeavors departed at a late hour feeling that they had spent a profitable evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Shelby Union Banner
September 24, 1863
Page 3, col 3
          THE STOLEN BOOKS FOUND.--On or about the night of the 9th inst., the office of the Recorded of this county was robbed of a number of Records books, Deeds, paper, &c., and on last Sunday night a part of them were found concealed in a straw stack on the farm of Robert Hankins, and the remainder in a straw stack on the farm of Coleman F. Storms, Esq.  Both of the farms are situated on the Michigan road --- one 5, and the other 7 miles from Shelbyville.  Two anonymous letters dropped in the Post-office in this place directed to D. Louden, led to the discovery of the place of deposit of the books.  And the disclosure of the place of deposit was made under such circumstances as induced the individual making it to believe that his individual safety depended on the disclosure.  We are mainly indebted to the energy and perseverance of our fellow citizens A. Cory and Col. Coalscott, for the recovery of these Records and Deeds; and we are also assured by these gentlemen that they will not, and do not claim any portion of the reward offered for the recovery of the books.  We are not advised that any disclosures were made implicating any person in the matter -- in fact, we presume none were made.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Volunteer
September 10, 1863
Page 3
          Louden  had an examination before Esquire Brown, for the killing of Butler, on Tuesday, and was held to bail in the sum of one thousand dollars for his appearance at the next term of the Circuit Court, on the charge of manslaughter in the second degree.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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