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.
GEOLOGY OF THE
COUNTY—BOUNDARY 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.
HISTORY—THE 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.
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.
DAVIESS COUNTY—ACT 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
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.
HISTORY—THE 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.
HISTORY OF THE
TOWNS OF THE COUNTY—WASHINGTON--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
WASHINGTON — LETTSVILLE —
EPSOM -- PLAINVILLE —ELDON —
CHELSEA —CORBYTOWN — TONE'S HUDSONVILLE— SMILEY—FARLEN—
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
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and subject to change without notice. A special thanks to Marlene Ricci of
CA, Dwayne Meyer of CA, Jacqueline Bean of TX, Debbie Dick of IN, Milus
Miller of IL, Carol Hendricks Miller of IN, Clarence Miller of IN, and
Harold Glen Miller of IN. There are numerous others too; many of which are
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this website includes historical facts gathered from Washington County
History, Indiana History, Rowan County and Salisbury North Carolina
Historical sources and other US Historical sources.
James A. Miller- Great -Great -Great -Great Grandson of Adam Miller
and Hannah Sheets.