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Daviess County Indiana

History 1886

An Excerpt of the "History of Knox and Daviess County 1886"

Preface  

FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT ; WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, REMINISCENCES, NOTES, ETC.; TOGETHER WITH AN EXTENDED HISTORY OF THE COLONIAL DAYS OF VINCENNES, AND
ITS PROGRESS DOWN TO THE FORMATION OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT. PREPARED BY WESTON A. GOODSPEED.

Chapter I  

GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTYBOUNDARY AND DRAINAGE—FOSSILS—SECTION OF THE COUNTY — ANALYSIS OF COALS—NUMEROUS BORES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY—LOCAL DETAILS—SANDSTONE AND LIMESTONE—IRON ORE, CLAY, ETC.—NATIVE TIMBER.

 

Chapter II

 

INDIAN HISTORYTHE ATTACK ON MCGOWEN, SMITH AND PERRY—THE FORTS AND BLOCK-HOUSES—THE KILLING OF BOGARD AND HATHAWAY—THE DEATH OF BIG INDIAN—THE MURDER OF THOMAS EAGLE—SMOTHERS, THE AVENGER—INDIAN ALARMS—THE RANGERS —OCCUPANTS OF THE FORTS.

 

Chapter III

 

SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTY-CATALOG OF EARLY SETTLERS AND LAND ENTRIES BY TOWNSHIPS-HUNTING AND OTHER INTERESTING ANECDOTES-PIONEER INDUSTRIES AND CUSTOMS-LOCAL NAMES SLAVERY IN INDIANA-THE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE WARRANTS-THE OLD FRENCH DONATIONS.

 

Chapter IV  

ORGANIZATION OF DAVIESS COUNTYACT OF CREATION—LOCATION OF THE COUNTY SEAT — IMPORTANT PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD —FORMATION OF TOWNSHIPS —PUBLIC BUILDINGS — COUNTY OFFICERS — MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS OF INTEREST—THE RAILWAYS AND THE CANAL — FINANCES —AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY — POPULATION—ELECTION RETURNS—THE PAUPERS.

 

Chapter V

 

HISTORY OF THE COURTS-THE FIRST OFFICERS AND ATTORNEYS-THE EARLY INDICTMENTS AND TRIALS-THE FIRST GRAND AND PETIT JURIES - CHARACTER OF EARLY LAW VIOLATIONS - THE JUDGES-INTERESTING CRIMINAL TRIALS OF PIONEER TIMES -.LATER CONTESTED CASES - THE PAST AND PRESENT LOCAL BAR -EMINENT PRACTITIONERS FROM ABROAD-THE PROBATE AND COMMON PLEAS COURTS-IMPORTANT MURDER TRIALS.

 

Chapter VI

 

MILITARY HISTORYTHE MEXICAN SOLDIERS—EVENTS PRECEDING THE REBELLION—THE FALL OF SUMTER AND THE CALL TO ARMS—WAR MEETINGS AND VOLUNTEERS—SKETCHES OF THE VARIOUS REGIMENTS-CASUALTIES AND RECRUITS-LOYALTY AND DISLOYALTY—GUERRILLA ALARMS AND PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS—THE VETERANS—THE DRAFTS—SUMMARY OF MEN—BOUNTY AND RELIEF—THE LEGION —CALLS OF THE GOVERNMENT.

 

Chapter VII  

HISTORY OF THE TOWNS OF THE COUNTYWASHINGTON--EARLY PLAT AND ADDITIONS—LOT BUYERS—EARLY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS MEN—LATER GROWTH—INCORPORATION—THE CITY CHARTER—SECRET SOCIETIES—NEWSPAPERS—IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES—PRESENT BUSINESS—BANKS—EARLY TEMPERANCE MOVEMENTS—MONTGOMERY— ODON—CANNELBURG —RAGLESVILLE—ELNORA—CORNETTSVILLE—SOUTH WASHINGTON — LETTSVILLE — EPSOM -- PLAINVILLE —ELDON — CHELSEA —CORBYTOWN — TONE'S HUDSONVILLE— SMILEY—FARLEN— CUMBACK—MAYSVILLE—GLENDALE ALFORDSVILLE.

 

Chapter VIII

 

 

SCHOOLS OF THE COUNTY-THE FIRST TEACHERS AT WASHINGTON-- ANECDOTES--7" BARRING OUT THE TEACHER "-THE OLD SEMINARY -LATER BUILDINGS-THE GRADED SCHOOL SYSTEM-EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS-SUPERINTENDENTS-COUNTY INSTITUTES-THE SCHOOL FUNDS-TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS-ENUMERATION.

 

Chapter IX

 

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS OF THE COUNTY - THE PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATIONS - THE ROMAN CATHOLICS - THE EPISCOPAL METHODISTS - BAPTIST ORGANIZATIONS - THE CHRISTIANS - THE COLORED CHURCHES.

 

Biographies

 

Biographies of Daviess County Indiana

 

Preface | Ch1 | Ch2 | Ch3 | Ch4 | Ch5 | Ch6 | Ch7 | Ch8 | Ch9 |Biographies

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James A. Miller- Great -Great -Great -Great Grandson of Adam Miller and Hannah Sheets.

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