The  Elkhart  Weekly  Review
September 11 and 13, 1899
Page 1
Empty Barrel Explodes.
GWYNNEVILLE, Ind., Sept. 11.--   Perry Mahan,  while making cider, dropped a lighted match into an empty whisky barrel, and in the explosion which followed he was badly hurt.
Contributed anonymously

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
December 8, 1892
Page 3
          Married -- At the residence of the bride's parents near Cynthiana, Sunday at 3 p.m.,  Mr. Lynn B. McKay  and  Miss Annette S. Mahan.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. W. Hagans in the presence of about one hundred guests.  Supper was served to all present.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  National  Volunteer
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March 30, 1854
          Rene L. Mahan advertised that his sorrel mare had been stolen from his farm in Brandywine Township, supposedly by a man named Charles Smith aged eighteen, who was in the neighborhood the night before.......Charles had lived in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas and his name was on his right arm in indelible ink.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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