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Fairfield Weekly Ledger
Jefferson County, Iowa
January 11, 1868
I. O. O. F. --- At the semi-annual election of Jefferson Lodge No. 4, I. O. O. F, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: W. S. MOORE, N. G.; Geo. H. CASE, V. G.; John M. POULTON, Sec’y; B. B. TUTTLE, Per. Sec’y; Thos. D. EVANS, Treasurer.
Encampment – At the semi-meeting of Iowa Encampment, No. 6, the following officers were elected: W. B. KASTOR, C. P.; S. M. BOLING, H. P.; D. R. BEATTY, Sr. W.; W. H. FULTON, Jr. W.; John M. POULTON, Scribe.
Free Methodists --- At the Court House the Free Methodists will hold a Quarterly Meeting on January 25th and 26th. --- Services will be held on Saturday at 2 o’clock p.m. Rev. J. W. DICKS, Pastor. All lovers of an earnest Christianity are cordially invited. Rev. J. TRAVIS, Chairman.
The MATTHEWS Case --- The case of Joseph MATTHEWS, confined in our jail on the charge of killing his wife in May last, has been transferred from this county on a change of venue. The probabilities are that the case will be tried in Washington.
[Ed. note: Two more articles on this case appear on May 14, 1868.]
Real Estate Transfers --- The following deeds to lands and town lots in Jefferson county, have been placed on record at the Recorder’s office for the two weeks ending January 4, 1868:
David LOCKE from Geo. GILBERT, Adm’r, part of lot 5, in block 12, old plat of Fairfield. Deed dated November 18, 1867. $90 00
Charles S. COX from James ECKERT and wife, 20 acres in Fairfield township. Deed dated Jan. 1, 1868. 1,250 00
Francis DROZ from Jeremiah BATES, 65 acres in Cedar township. Deed dated December 31, 1867. 1,300 00
D. A. from Isaac WINTERS and wife, 126½ acres in Cedar township. Deed dated January 2, 1868. 3,050 00
S. F. WATKINS from Wm. M. SUMMER and wife, quit-claim deed for 40 acres in Round Prairie township. Deed dated Dec. 18, 1867. 1 00
Jacob GRABER from John GRABER, 40 acres in Cedar township. Deed dated January 2, 1868. Love, affection and 1 00
Margaret S. HEATON from James WEBB, his undivided interest in 406 acres in Round Prairie township. Deed dated Oct. 20, 1867. 500 00
Thomas PRICE from Ira PRICE and wife, one-half acre in Liberty township. Deed dated December 12, 1768. 1,000 00
Nathaniel LOOMIS from James W. CISSNA and wife, 15 acres in Cedar t’p. Deed dated April 29, 1864. 187 50
William LOOMIS from Nathaniel LOOMIS and wife, 40 acres in Cedar township. Deed dated December 30, 1865. 200 00
James. F. WILSON from Elizabeth CRABB and others, 20 acres in Fairfield t’p. Deed dated December 21, 1867. 1,250 00
Sarah GREEN from Susan E. HAWTHORN and others, quit-claim to 27½ acres and warranty to other land in Walnut township. Deed dated Dec. 4, 1867. 1,027 50
A. A. SNOOK from James H. TAYLOR and wife, 10 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated Dec, 18, 1867. 150 00
Joseph SPERRY from Jacob RAMEY and wife, 12 acres in Locust Grove township. Deed dated Dec. 6, 1867. 250 00
Jacob RAMEY from Robert McELHINNY and wife, 52 acres in Locust Grove and Polk townships. Deed dated Oct. 30, 1867. 500 00
Jacob ROTH from Adam ROTH, 40 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated March 5, 1861. 300 00
Louisa ROTH from Adam ROTH 40 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated Dec. 20, 1867. 500 00
Mordica ELLIS from Jesse MCKINNIS and wife, 40 acres in Penn township. Deed dated Feb. 1, 1867. 700 00
Isaac R. ALTERS from David ALTERS and wife, 208 81-100 acres in Fairfield township. Deed dated April 20, 1867. 7,621 00
John R. THOMAS from Isaac R. ALTERS and wife, 20 acres in Fairfield township. Deed dated Dec. 18, 1866. 400 00
Nicholas M. BRIGHT from Geo. W. WOODSIDE and wife, 120 acres in Buchanan township. Deed dated Dec. 24, 1867. 1,000 00
David ORR from Wm. FLEAGLE and wife, 36 acres in Walnut township. Deed dated Sept. 28, 1867. 700 00
Jacob GRABER from James SPEERS and wife, 27 [Ed. note: number 2 originally set inverted.] acres in Cedar township. Deed dated March 23, 1857. 544 40
Joseph GRABER from Jacob GRABER and wife, 27 acres in Cedar township. Deed dated Dec. 24, 1867. 190 00
Ed. W. HERRMAN from Geo. HERMANN and wife, about 9 acres in Penn township, and two lots in Pleasant Plain. Deed dated Dec. 24, 1867. 250 00
Thomas B. MITCHELL from Acheah J. GAINS, 160 acres in Black Hawk township. Deed dated Dec. 2, 1867. 1,560 00
------- COPELAND from Geo. Van VALKENBURG and wife, 40 acres in Desmoines township. Deed dated Nov. 14, 1867. 200 00
Joseph SKETO from Henry GILMAN and wife, 68 acres in Desmoines township. Deed dated March 31, 1865. 1,400 00
Martha KING from W. G. BLACK and wife, 40 acres in Locust Grove t’p. Deed dated October 19, 1867. 200 00
W. F. SAMONS from R. G. BAINE and wife, 40 acres in Walnut township. Deed dated September 24, 1867. 750 00
Alfred G. WEBB from Jacob S. BLISS and wife, 20 acres in Buchanan t’p. Deed dated Oct. 1, 1867. 250 00
James KENYON from D. P. STUBBS and wife, 80 acres in Polk township and 20 acres in Locust Grove township. Deed dated December 28, 1867. 600 00
Wm. BUCHANAN from Isaac B. POTTER <i> et. al., <i/> undivided 3-5 of 80 acres in Liberty township. Deed dated Oct. 19, 1867. 540 00
David PATTERSON from J. D. KIRBY and wife, south half of lot 13, in Batavia. Deed dated Nov. 19, 1867. 1,050 00
Joseph SKETO from John McQUERRY and wife, lot 67, in Batavia. Deed dated Aug. 1, 1867. 325 00
Peter WESTLING from John JOHNSON, and others, the undivided one-half of lot 3, block 10, old plat of the city of Fairfield. Deeds dated April 2, 1866, June 19, 1867, and June 1, 1867. 325 00
T. M. WATSON from Treasurer of Jefferson county, 120 acres in Blackhawk township. Deeds dated Dec. 8, 1867, and Dec. 28, 1867. 10 89
On January 2, 1868, by Rev. W. MAYNARD, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. William LOUDEN and Miss Mary J. PATTISON, all of this county.
This is not at all unexpected to us. No man who has the genius and progressive spirit of our friend LOUDEN can long continue in a state of single misery. We congratulate both of our young friends on this important step which they have made in the right direction. May their present happiness never be diminished.
At the residence of the bride’s father in Parsonville, Jefferson county, Iowa, January 1st 1868, by Rev. R. J. KIRKPATRICK, Mr. William W. HOYE, of Hannibal, Mo., and Mrs. Victoria BROWN of this county.
A large circle of friends greeted the happy couple on the occasion of their auspicious commencement of the New Year.
Not for this span of life alone,
Which as a blast doth fly;
And like the transient flowers of grass,
Just blossom, droop and die;
But for being without end,
This vow of love they take;
Grant them, O God ! one home at last,
For their Redeemer’s sake.
On Christmas Eve, December 24th, 1867, by the Rev. KEMP, Mr. Charles C. GODDARD and Miss Kate BARTHOLOMEW, at the residence of the bride’s father.
On the 14th day of December, 1867, by Rev. A. AXLINE, David W. CAVINESS and Miss Elizabeth GALIER, all of this county.
On the 26th of December, 1867, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. E. H. SCARFF, Mr. J. S. CLARKSON, of the <i> Iowa State Register <i/>, to Miss Anna C. HOWELL, of Pella.
November 9, 1867, by Robert BLACK, Justice of the Peace, Mr. Joshua M. PRATT and Miss Mary J. CROUCH.
November 7, 1867, by Robert BLACK, Justice of the Peace, Mr. William DENNIS and Miss Mary E. BOWLES.
November 6, 1867, by Rev. E. E. WEBBER, at the residence of the bride’s father Mr. Elliot P. TAYLOR and Miss Clara E. STRONG.
December 20, 1867, by Rev. J. F. BERGEN, Mr. John A. JOHNSON and Miss Louisa C. MONSON.
December 31, 1867, by Rev. James COWGER, Mr. Ephraim VANTINE and Miss Martha A. CRAWFORD.
Proceedings of Jefferson County Teachers Association
January 4, 1868
Association met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the President at 1½ o’clock P.M.
The regular programme was then considered and disposed of as follows:
1st. Theory and Practice, David HERON; also interesting and pertinent remarks on the same subject by Messrs. HOUD, GLOTFELTY, JONES, DAVIS and others, in which some important points respecting School Government were discussed.
2d. Grammar, W. C. DAVIS; declined conducting the exercise.
3d. Penmanship; remarks were made on this subject by Messrs. JONES, BARTON, DAVIS and others.
Mr. DAVIS read a letter from Prof. PIPER, requesting the action of the association, with regard to the establishment of Normal Schools in this state.
The President appointed Messrs. HOUD, DAVIS, and BARTON, committee to prepare a programme for next meeting.
The subject of Normal Schools was then discussed by several members of the Association.
On motion of W. C. DAVIS the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
<i> Resolved <i/>, that we see and feel the need of institutions for the more thorough training of teachers for our common schools, and we earnestly recommend to the General Assembly of Iowa the importance of immediate action on their part, to the end that we may have at the earliest practicable moment one or more Normal Schools, established upon a good working basis.
On motion of Mr. CREAMER, the following resolution was adopted:
<i>Whereas <i/>, W. W. JUNKIN has offered the columns of the Fairfield LEDGER for the use of the teachers of Jefferson county, be it
<i> Resolved <i/>, That Prof. AXLINE is hereby appointed to edit the column devoted to the use of the teachers of the county.
Mr. HOUD as chairman of committee on programme, offered the following for the next meeting of the Association:
Essay --- W. B. MURRY; School Government, Association; each teacher will give his theories and experience on this subject. Reading --- C. S. McCLAIN; Mental Arithmetic --- Miss C. JOHNSON. Grammar --- D. HERON. Geography --- J. JONES. ---. Penmanship --- C. GIFT. Discussion to follow each exercise.
On motion Association adjourned to meet over D. ACHESON’s store, on first Saturday in February, 1868, at 9 o’clock A.M.
Chas. GIFT, Sec. <i> pro. tem. <i/>
D. HERON, Pres’t.
Fairfield Weekly Ledger
Jefferson County, Iowa
January 16, 1868
---January 9th, 1868, by Rev. A. AXLINE, Mr. Joseph T. HUDSON and Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD, all of this county.
Thus two more of our young friends have demonstrated their wisdom and sense by entering upon the state of matrimony. We wish them long life and much happiness, trusting that their earthly happiness will abound in pleasures and terminate amid the scenes of future blessedness.
---December 26, 1867, by C. E. NOBLE, Justice of the Peace, Mr. George P. BAKER and Miss Asenath ROSS.
---January 1, 1868, by Rev. W. MAYNARD, Mr. John E. MYERS and Miss Isabel GOW.
---On New Year’s Eve, at the residence of Fred W. NUTTING, in Albia, by Rev. WALDON, Mr. Charlie B. READ and Miss Vedie S. THOMPSON.
A New Carrier --- Our little Carrier Boy, Charlie JUNKIN, must give place to a new hand, and this week and for several following, the LEDGER will be carried by our young friend, Jimmie CRAIL. Charlie has carried the LEDGER since he was seven years old, but on Saturday last he was thrown from a horse and received a very severe cut in the hollow back of the knee, and had his knee bruised, which will confine him to the house for several weeks. Jimmie CRAIL will serve our subscribers faithfully but if any should miss the paper they will please call at the office.
Jim CRAWFORD has a splendid stock of groceries, and is selling them rapidly. --- Reason why: He is selling cheap. Ed. ROTH, in the same house, is selling staple goods, notions, &c., with the same rapidity and cheapness.
HOWLETT & Co. have a splendid stock of winter clothing that they are selling remarkably low, even for the present low prices of clothing. Coats, pants, vests, hats, caps, &c., to suit all from the small to the great.
A New Firm. --- A change has taken place in the book store of WELLS & WHITING. Mr. WHITING retires from the concern, and is succeeded by T. F. and D. B. HIGLEY. We wish the new firm abundant sucess [sic]. They have a large and beautiful assortment of books; also stationery, wall paper, &c.
Dav. ACHESON ain’t napping. He is up to the times, and supplied with a fine stock of groceries, and if he ain’t selling cheap and fast, then the people are no judges of prices. Look at his goods, north side Park.
Real Estate Transfers --- The following deeds to lands and town lots in Jefferson county, have been placed on record at the Recorder’s office for the week ending January 11, 1868:
John R. FARMON from John GRABER and others, their interest in 80 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated January 11, 1868.
$ 880 00
Moses HOSKINS from Ellis HOSKINS and wife, 50 acres in Penn township.--- Deed dated December 26, 1867. 1,400 00
John PETERSON from J. GRABER’s heirs, their interest in 30 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated Jan. 11, 1868. 880 00
Sarah TEMPLE from H. B. THOMPSON and others, lot 4, block 11, new plat of Fairfield. Deed dated February 6, 1867. 250 00
Sarah J. TEMPLE from W. H. JORDAN and wife, lot 3, block 11, new plat of Fairfield. Deed dated April 30, 1867. 1,000 00
David DUKE from Sarah ECROYD and husband, 160 acres in Blackhawk t’p. Deed dated December 26, 1867. 2,800 28
Elizabeth KNIGHT from W. A. WORKMAN and wife, 40 acres in Buchanan t’p. Deed dated January 11, 1868. 400 00
John FRYBERGER from John RIDER and wife, their interest in 250 acres in Fairfield township. Deed dated Mar. 24, 1865. 453 00
[Ed. note: Parties and land missing in this transaction] Deed dated December 9, 1867. 250 00
William PARKER from William SMITH and wife, 5 acres in Penn township. Deed dated January 13, 1862. 15 00
E. H. PEEBLER from J. B. REPLOGLE and wife, 73½ acres in Des Moines township. Deed dated Sept. 5, 1866. 1,200 00
Albert KOSSUSKI from George MIYER, 40 acres in Walnut township. Deed dated December 29, 1867. 800 00
Gustus E. LONQUEST from Robert MURRAY, 137 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated Nov. 27, 1866. 1,600 00
G. W. and J. T. WORKMAN, from George SHRINER and wife, part lot 6, block 8, old plat of Fairfield. Deed dated January 8, 1868. 2,500 00
James GOW from J. W. OLIVER and wife, 3 lots in Brookville. Deed dated January 4, 1868. 250 00
Swan BURK from J. E. LONQUEST and others, the undivided two-thirds of 57 acres in Lockridge township --- Deed dated January 7, 1868. 600 00
J. A. CREEK from Isaac WILSON and wife, ½ acre in Liberty township. Deed dated March 21, 1856. 150 00
M. E. Church of Libertyville from A. J. CREEK and wife, ½ acre in Liberty township. Deed dated Dec. 31, 1867. 20 00
David GRAHAM from Rosanna BISHOP and husband, 1 lot in Batavia. Deed dated April 26, 1868 [sic]. 450 00
David GRAHAM from W. C. TEMPLETON, 1 lot in Batavia. Deed dated April 29, 1867. 5 00
David GRAHAM from C. R. McGUIRE, 1 lot in Batavia. Deed dated April 23, 1867. 3 00
Sarah W. ECROYD from John H. ECROYD, east fractional half of the northeast quarter, section 2, Blackhawk township. Deed dated July 23, 1867. 1,600 00
Fairfield Weekly Ledger
Jefferson County, Iowa
January 23, 1868
---October 16, 1867, by J. G. CONDIT, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. George LUELLEN and Miss Susan J. EDWARDS.
---December 24, 1867, by Rev. J. G. CONDIT, Mr. James M. BLOOM and Miss Harriet E. DUNLAP.
---October 23, 1867, by Rev. J. G. CONDIT, at the residence of the bride’s father, Walters EDWARDS and Miss Rebecca M. LYNN.
---January 9, 1868, by Rev. J. G. CONDIT, Mr. Theodore F. HIGLEY and Miss Ellen S. McELHINNEY, both of this county.
---January 1, 1868, by Rev. Thomas MERRILL, at the residence of Capt. J. T. McCULLOUGH, Mr. William J. EFNER and Miss Anna E. TEMPLETON.
---December 26, 1867, by Rev. J. W. CONDIT, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Robert D. LYNN and Miss Jennie GORDON.
---January 8, 1868, by Rev. Jonathan LEE, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Jacob PFOUTZ and Miss Prudence R. HICKENBOTTOM.
---January 16, 1868, by Robert BLACK, Justice of the Peace, Mr. William HESTON and Miss Mary E. BONNETT.
---January 1, 1868, by W. C. TEMPLETON, Justice of the Peace, Mr. James W. SMITH and Miss Caraline B. DAVIS.
---January 15, 1868, by Thomas MORGAN, County Judge, at his office, Mr. John BEALS and Miss Sidney S. FUQUA.
W. B. McCOID died in the 21st year of his age, at his father’s residence in Batavia. cut off in the bloom of youth, when his prospects were brightest and his soul swelled proudest with high hopes of a life of usefulness. In 1861, though too young, his heart panted for the battle-fields of his country, and this desire of his soul became so irresistible that at the time the 8th Iowa Cavalry was raised, he enlisted in its ranks, as a member of Co. “B.” He served until in action at Campbellsville, Tenn., in September, 1864, when HOOD was advancing on Nashville, he was wounded through the right elbow, shattering the arm and causing its loss by amputation. On his way home at Lewisville, Ky., gangrene having set in in the wounded arm, he was subjected to the cruelty of hospital treatment by being kept several days without any attention because he refused to have his arm re-amputated at the shoulder, in compliance with a determination of some brutal surgeon, who, afraid to go to the front to practice his art, caught his victims there. Her he lingered long on the confines of the grave, subject to the severest torture in the burnings and outings to heal his gangrened wound.
On his return home he received an appointment as chief messenger in the Agricultural Department at Washington. While there the abscess commenced running that continued to drain away his life, till last Sabbath morning he yielded to its power. His is one of the few lives in which, looking back, we discover no cause of human blame. He was gentle, quiet, studious, patient, forgiving, loving and most sensitively honorable. In his excrutiating sufferings he always made his attendants leave him and attend to the slightest wants of others. And, most blessed and sweetest consolation, <i> he loved God <i/>. He died in faith and confidence, saying, in his last words, “I’m going to Heaven, I want you all to meet me there.” Then closing his own eyes, and lying his own hands over his breast, as if to fold them, he whispered: “Good-bye”.
Fairfield Weekly Ledger
Jefferson County, Iowa
January 30, 1868
---On the 16th inst. By Rev. A. AXLINE, Mr. William H. MYERS and Miss Martha Ann YOUNG, all of Jefferson county.
Although the fair bride has changed her name, we trust that she will ever remain <i> young <i/>, and never fail to gladden the heart of our friend MYERS with the sunshine of perpetual spring. May they never be less happy than they are now, and may their pathway through life be strewn with flowers.
---January 16, 1868, by Rev. R. M. TRACY, Mr. John H. PECK and Miss Swana BARTLES.
Lost. ---On Friday, Jan. 24th, between BONFIELD’s store and the residence of C. DARBY, a pair of gold spectacles and case. Any persons returning them to me will be liberally rewarded. Jan. 30, 1868. C. DARBY.
Real Estate Transfers --- The following deeds to lands and town lots in Jefferson county, have been placed on record at the Recorder’s office for the week ending January 25, 1868.
Henry L. COOK from Richard GAINES and wife, 18 acres in Blackhawk township. Deed dated January 25, 1863. $136.85
Elizabeth HUGHES from J. M. and F. A. HUGHES, 80 acres in Blackhawk township. Deed dated January 25, 1868. 800.00
G. A. SMITHBURG from P. ANDERSON and wife, 120 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated May 29, ’67. 800.00
Jack LIBLEN from G. P. LIBLEN and wife, 40 acres in Cedar township.--- Deed dated January 25, 1868. 200.00
Martin V. B. MILLER from P. M. TROXELL and wife, 5 acres in Penn township. Deed dated January 25, ’68. 125.00
A.C. FRY from Mary S. ROBB, 20 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated March 5, 1867. 140.00
A. C. FRY from J. P. ROBB and wife, 60 acres in Liberty township. Deed dated November 3, 1866. 550.00
J. P. MANETRY from J. B. GARNER and wife, 220 acres in Cedar township. Deed dated January 17, 1868. 4,650.00
John B. CROSKERY from Bernhart HETTICK and wife, 60 acres in Walnut township. Deed dated April 16, 1866. 1,100.00
Nathaniel SIMMONS from William HOPKIRK and wife, two lots in Coalport. Deed dated September 13, 1858. 100.00
Nathaniel SIMMONS from T. C. EVANS, one lot in Coalport. Deed dated November 11, 1867. 50.00
Richard GAINES from H. L. COOK and wife, 18 acres in Blackhawk township. Deed dated January 24, 1868. 141.30
Joseph W. DAVIS from Richard GAINES and wife, 320 acres in Blackhawk township. Deed dated January 24, 1868. 2,840.00
Gust. ERICKSON from L. P. MAGNESSON, 40 acres in Lockridge township. Deed dated January 24, 1868. 325.00
Marttn [sic] MUSSER from William McGOWAN, lots 4 and 5, block 1, new plat of Fairfield. Deed dated January 24, 1868. 2,500.00
L. C. EDWARDS from J. B. FOOTE and wife, 40 acres in Buchanan township. Deed dated 21, ’68. 615.00
Martin MUSSER from John N. FURGUSON and others, 82 acres in Buchanan township. Deed dated January 4, 1868. 1,000.00
William WINSLOW from Job SMITHS, 40 acres in Walnut township. Deed dated May 18, 1855. 125.00
Franklin BAKER from William WINSLOW and wife, 40 acres in Walnut township. Deed dated December 15, 1856. 100.00
Joseph HOWE from W. F. PUMPHREY and wife, a lot of land adjoining Fairfield. Deed dated January 22, 1863. 50.00
Submitted by: Joey S. & Jefferson IAGenWeb, March 2007
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