Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Arts in the West (Lilly Martin Spencer)

Marietta Intelligencer, September 12, 1839

I have very recently seen the drawings and paintings of a young girl of this vicinity, and have not only been delighted, but surprised.  I cannot give to any one an idea of the ensemble of Miss Martin's pictures; but I cannot refrain from drawing some attention to extraordinary merit.

Miss Martin is between 16 and 17 years of age, the daughter of M. Martin, who lives on a farm, very retired, and in rather plain but rural style.  His daughter has been required to share the toil of the house and field, and with little opportunity to study, and with no one to teach, she has found sufficient leisure to display extraordinary taste, talent, and genius.

Her first work was on the unwhitened plastered wall of her chamber.  She commenced with a piece of charcoal and common chalk, using her finger to stamp with.  She has recently obtained some poor crayon and a few paints and brushes.  With these instruments, she has covered the sides of her room with splendid pictures.  Some of her drawings are copied from an old annual, but most of them are entirely the creation of her own fancy, or the scene described in some book she has read.  One side of the room presents a view from a public piazza out upon a water scene bordered by hill and dale, and field and forest; all original, and beautifully conceived.  Groups are presented on the piazza, in various employments, and the figures present not only an accurate proportion, but some of them are shaded and finished in the most exquisite manner.  There are some talking politics and some making love.  One picture presents a boy playing with the dog and cat; the dog and cat are fighting, and the boy has thrown his cap over the head of the dog, and is exulting at the advantage thus given to puss.

There is a large picture on another side, "la premier pas."  A child, with laughing eye, but timid look, is adventuring a first step.  The mother is bending over it to prevent a fall, and a little sister is coaxing it forward, with open arms ready to receive it.  Puss is sitting in a chair, a careless observer of the scene.

And there is a moonlight scene; I will call it "the serenade," in which there is much taste and skill of design and execution.

On the other side is a tragic scene, suggested from reading a romance, difficult but well delineated.  The figures stand out from the wall, and the countenances bear the impress of the passion designed to be expressed.

But the best hit of all is "the young baker."  Mrs. Martin had sent her daughter to make bread, and while engaged, the child (for she has only the appearance of a child,) conceived the idea of drawing a like figure on the wall.  And there it is, not in rude unfinished outline, but a well finished and most strikingly rich crayon drawing.  This picture being alone, in a rough room, full of barrels, meal tubs, and rubbish, and being drawn on the rough plaster, has the most extraordinary effect.  It represents a girl with a very pretty face, bending over her work, her hair disheveled and yet ornamental; the cape tied loose about her neck, and turned round to the side, sleeves rolled up, and both hands delving in the dough.  One could not conceive of any thing more natural.  This picture, alone, is worthy of more than I can write, and no one can have any idea of it without seeing it.

I can only say, that the circumstances of this display of talent are the most extraordinary.  I cannot associate the work and the author together, so strange is the contrast!  One gazes at the pictures and glances at the child, who appears to gaze totally unconscious of the merit they possess.

Morton, en passant.

The opinion of Morton is so much more valuable than our own, that we give his communication a place to the exclusion of some matter we had prepared upon the same subject.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fire Engine Company

American Friend, January 29, 1824

The Marietta Fire Engine Company will meet at Maj. Alexander Hill's on Thursday next, at 3 o'clock, P.M.  A punctual attendance is requested.

John Mills, Sec.
January 29th, 1824.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Territorial Laws

Marietta Intelligencer, September 5, 1839

I have been interested in looking over an old volume of the Territorial Laws, to notice the provision made by our early rulers, for the prevention of certain misdemeanors, which, whether more or less prevalent at that period, are certainly too common at the present day.  Whatever might be thought of the expediency of such a law in our times, we can only look back upon it with respect for those who were its authors.  A more strict regard to its injunctions would be attended with positive good to this generation.  D.

The following is an extract from "A Law respecting Crimes and Punishments, published by his Excellency, Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, Governour, and the Honourable Samuel Holden Parsons, and James Mitchell Varnum, Esquires, Judges of the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, at the city of Marietta, the sixth day of September, in the thirteenth year of the Independence of the United States, and of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.

If any person shall be convicted of drunkenness before one or more Justices of the Peace, the person so convicted shall be fined, for the first offence, in the sum of five dimes, and for every succeeding offence, and upon conviction, in the sum of one dollar; and in either case, upon the offender's neglecting or refusing to pay the fine, he shall be set in the stocks for the space of one hour.  Provided, however, that complaint be made to the justice or justices within two days next after the offence shall have been committed.

Improper and Profane Language.
Wherever idle, vain and obscene conversation, profane cursing and swearing, and more especially the irreverently mentioning, calling upon, or invoking the sacred and Supreme Being, by any of the divine characters in which he hath graciously condescended to reveal his infinitely benificent purposes to mankind, are repugnant to every moral sentiment, subversive to every civil obligation, inconsistent with the ornaments of polished life, and abhorrent to the principles of the most benevolent religion.  It is expected, therefore, if crimes of this kind should exist, they will not find encouragement, countenance, or approbation in this territory.  It is strictly enjoined upon all officers and ministers of justice, upon parents, and others, heads of families, and upon others of every description, that they abstain from practices so vile and irrational; and that by example and precept, to the utmost of their power, they prevent the necessity of adopting and publishing laws, with penalties upon this head.  And it is hereby declared that government will consider as unworthy its confidence all those who may obstinately violate these injunctions.

First Day of the Week.
Whereas, mankind in every stage of informed society, have consecrated certain portions of time to the particular cultivation of the social virtues, and the public adoration and worship of the common parent of the universe; and whereas a practice so rational in itself, and conformable to the divine precepts is greatly conducive to civilization as well as morality and piety; and whereas for the advancement of such important and interesting purposes, most of the christian world have set apart the first day of the week, as a day of rest from common labours and pursuits, it is therefore enjoined that all servile labour, works of necessity and charity only excepted, be wholly abstained from on said day."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Valuable Property, Cheap for Cash

American Friend, January 26, 1821

For sale, by the undersigned, a cotton factory, containing 144 spindles, and the necessary appendage.  Situated on Sixth Street, Marietta, with one half acre of land and a barn 16 by 20 feet attached thereto.  The machinery may be purchased separately.


A convenient two story dwelling house, 35 by 40 feet, with four rooms in the first and six in the second story, pleasantly situated on Ohio Street, near the confluence of Ohio and Muskingum rivers, with a good garden and a barn.


Several tracts of wild land in Washington, Athens, and Meigs Counties.

A credit of one or two years, on good security, may be had for two thirds the amount of purchase.

Griffin Greene.
Marietta, Dec. 8, 1820

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Location of Graves

American Friend, January 18, 1822


In order to prevent the confusion originating from a promiscuous location of graves, and preserve a regularity of interment of the deceased, &c. the Town Council have appointed Mr. Joseph Glines, superintendent of the Burying-ground square, within this town, and request all, who may be required to perform the last duties to their deceased friends, to call upon him for the purpose of locating their graves.

By order,
R. Prentiss, Town Clerk.
Jan. 14th, 1822

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Masonic Notice

American Friend, January 25, 1823

Isaac Rice, a member of American Union Lodge, No. 1, Marietta, O. was, on the 24th December, 1822, expelled from all the privileges of Masonry, for purloining a sum of money from Brother John Green, a member of said Lodge, while in his employ, as Steward of the Steam Boat Rufus Putnam.  As said Rice has absconded, the fraternity will be on their guard.

By order of A. U. Lodge No. 1.
R. Crawford, Sec'y.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dancing School

American Friend, January 25, 1823

To the young Gentlemen and Ladies of the town of Marietta and its vicinity,

The undersigned has commenced a Dancing School at Maj. A. Hill's Assembly Room, where he intends teaching for the term of three months, two evenings in each week.  Those wishing to become acquainted with the accomplishment of refined life will be thankfully received.

Terms one dollar and fifty cents for each person.

Hugh Hill

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mortality in Marietta

Marietta Intelligencer, February 11, 1847

The number of deaths in the corporation of Marietta in the year between February 1, 1846, and February 1, 1847, was only 35.  More than one third of this number (13) were under the age of five years.  Less than one third of the number (12) were between five and forty years of age; nearly one third (10) were over the age of 40 years; more than one sixth (6) were over the age of sixty; and nearly one eighth (4) over seventy.

Diseases:  The number who died of -

Fever - Males 6; Females 14
Consumption - Males 6; Females 3
Drowning - Males 2
Suicide - Males 1
Intemperence - Males 1
Appoplexy - Males 1
Scrofula - Females 3

For the last twenty years Marietta has been wonderfully exempt from sickness, and the number of deaths has probably been relatively smaller than in town in Ohio.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Marietta Vessels

Marietta Intelligencer, February 11, 1847

Two Schooners - the Ohio, and the Grace Darling, - built last season by the Marietta Ship Company, left here on the evening of the 7th inst., in tow of the S. B. "Wing & Wing," for Cincinnati, where the balance of their Cargo, will be received, and whence they will depart for Boston in the course of a week.

The "Ohio," is 91-1/2 feet on deck, 24 feet beam, 7-1/2 feet hold.  She measures 146 tons, Custom House measurement.

The "Grace Darling" measures 124-1/2 tons.  She is 83-1/2 feet on deck, 23 feet beam,7 feet, 4-1/2 inches hold.

Both vessels are built of the best white oak, and are heavily iron fastened.  The decks are white pine.  The Cabins are below, very neatly finished with black walnut.  They were built under the direction of Capt. Ira Ellis, the master builder, and one of the stockholders, of the "Marietta Ship Company," for E. D. Kimball, Esq., of Salem, Mass.

The vessels were rigged by Mr. Wm. C. Fauvelle, who takes one of them round to Boston.

The iron work was done by Count De Bonney.

The Barque built here last season by Captain William Knox, for Messrs. A. & I. Waters, is nearly finished, and will be launched on the first rise of water.

Another Schooner has been contracted to be built by the Marietta Ship Company.  The workmen commenced their labors last week, and Capt. Ellis informs us that, if the weather is favorable, in sixteen days from this time the frame work will be up, and ready for planking!  This Schooner is building for a Mr. Cochran of New Orleans.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Basin at the Mouth of Market Square Run

Marietta Intelligencer, September 5, 1839

The authorities of the Town have commenced the excavation for this work in good earnest.  Under their direction about four hundred loads of earth are daily removed.  Twelve hundred loads have been placed at the foot of Post Street for a new landing at that place.  This is done partly at the expense of Messrs. Marshall and Lewis who own property in that vicinity.  Mr. Soyez has purchased one thousand loads for a new landing in front of his premises.  Large quantities of earth have been placed on the old landings at the foot of Front and Market Streets.  After the excavation is completed, we believe it is proposed to place guard locks below the bridge; and above the bridge both dry and wet docks will be erected.  The water from the run will be taken across the commons by a culvert, nearly on the line of Butler Street.  A portion of the earth from the culvert will be taken to fill the low ground on the east side of Front Street, and this street will thus be made straight.

We understand the water for the mills will be taken from the basin about midway between the bridge and the river by a mill race about 30 feet wide.  The length of the mill race will be about 350 feet, and will require an excavation of about 6529 cubic yards.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Estate of John Brophy

The Marietta Intelligencer, March 18, 1857

In the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County in the State of Ohio.

George M. Woodbridge, Samuel Shipman and Stephen Newton, administrators of the Estate of John Brophy, deceased, Plaintiffs, against

Robert Brophy, George Brophy, Libeus Brophy, Mary Taylor, and the unknown heirs of John Brophy, deceased, defendants.

The said defendants will take notice that on the 5th day of March, A.D. 1857, the said plaintiffs filed in said Court of Common Please of said Washington county, their petition setting forth that on the 28th day of October A.D. 1854, they were by the Probate Court of said Washington county, duly appointed and qualified as administrators of the estate of John Brophy late of Marietta in said Washington county, dec'd., who died intestate, that on the first day of May 1856, they as such administrators filed their accounts for settlement in said Probate Court; that on the 17th day of June 1856, said accounts were duly acted upon and allowed, and a balance found by said Court in the hands of said administrators of TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT 81-100 dollars, which said administrators were ordered by said Court to pay over according to law, that upon a further settlement by said administrators there will again be found a balance in their hands the amount not now known; that at the time of his decease, said John Brophy left no children heirs of his body, his heirs at law, entitled to the distribution of his personal estate; that said Robert Brophy and George Brophy, defendants claim to be brothers of the whole blood of said John Brophy dec'd, and as such entitled each to a distributive share of his personal estate as his heirs at law; that the said Mary Taylor who intermarried with _____ Taylor who is now dec'd., claims to be a sister of the whole blood of said John Brophy dec'd., and as such entitled to a distributive share of said John Brophy's personal estate as one of his heirs at law; that said Libeus Brophy one of the defendants claims to be the only surviving child and heir at law of one William Brophy now deceased, and that said William Brophy was a brother of the whole blood of said John Brophy deceased, and that said Libeus Brophy claims to be entitled to receive a distributive share of said John Brophy's said personal estate; that said plaintiffs have been informed that said John Brophy had a sister Jane who about the year 1823 married one John Farrell, that the last time said John and Jane Farrell were heard from they were residing in the city of New York in the year 1828; that said plaintiffs do not know whether said Jane Farrell is living or dead , nor if dead, whether she left any children, heirs of her body surviving her; that said administrators have been informed that said John Brophy had a sister Ann who in the year 1826 intermarried  with one John Archbold - that said John and Ann Archbold soon after their marriage removed to England in the Kingdom of Great Britain; that in 1838 said Ann's family heard a rumor of the death of said Ann and that she had left surviving her two or three children her heirs at law - that said Ann as the plaintiffs are informed has not since been heard from; that said plaintiffs have no personal knowledge of the relationship of said defendants to said John Brophy deceased.  The object and prayer of said petition is that said defendants may appear and establish their several claims to said John Brophy's said personal estate as his heirs at law - and that the Court shall finally order to whom the plaintiffs shall distribute said personal estate of said John Brophy deceased, as his heirs at law.  Said defendants are required to appear and answer said petition against the first day of September 1857, agreeable to an order of said Court made herein, and said petition will be for final hearing at the October term of said Court.

A.D. 1857.
George M. Woodbridge
Samuel Shipman
Stephen Newton
Administrators of John Brophy, dec'd.
Davis Green, Att'y. for Plaintiffs
March 17, 1857

Saturday, July 9, 2011

From Out The Past

Sunday Morning Observer, March 10, 1918

The names of former business men and other prominent residents of Marietta omitted from my first list have recently come to memory.

T. P. Harshbarger had a tailoring establishment on the east side of Front street.  "H. Weber, Tailor" was on a sign on the "Island" between the bridges.  A Mr. Roberts, in the same business, lived on Greene street, east of Fourth, the location of his place of business has been forgotten.  John Silvey, shoemaker, lived in the vicinity, Ebinger's harness shop was on Front street between Greene and Butler.  W. I. Gray probably was the pioneer in furniture store although C. & S. Fuller manufactured in a limited way in a building previously a residence.  The Daniels family on Church street was one of the largest in numbers.  There was a church and a school on Church street at that time and it was considered a good residence street.  Another Daniels family lived on Fourth street, near Greene.  South of Greene resided the Clogston's, also Chris Deeble, the village blacksmith.  Rev. J. W. McMaster was also accredited to Fourth street.  Lemmel Metcalf was clerk at Mrs. Lewis' Mansion House, then a prominent hotel.  Miss Cochran was the excellent teacher of the grammar school in the building on Fourth street, just north of Putnam.  Bernard Rodick, later hardware merchant, was one of the pupils, as was J. W. (?) Sniffen, later a merchant.  James Dunn, mayor; W. P. Skinner and John Test, justices of the peace, held offices many years, as did Stephen Newton, county recorder.  Mr. Newton for a long time was the only fire insurance agent in Marietta.

The genial Leroy Protzman was known as "Roy."  Everyone knew Theodore G. Fields, who lived with E. W. T. Clark on Fifth street.

Some twenty years ago, "Theo" was a resident of Parkersburg. Henry Wesselman and Van H. Bukey were chums.  Collins was a music teacher and a friend of Henry Bosworth.  Ward taught dancing, probably lived at Lowell or Beverly.  Prof. Tenney's Seminary was on the corner diagonally across from the Court House.  Giles' private school was in Harmar.  In more recent years H. C. Vincent and O. R. Vincent were general freight and local freight agents, respectively, of the railroad to Palos.

E. B. C.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Heavy Tax-Payers

The Marietta Register, June 29, 1875

Following are the names of persons in Washington county paying taxes on $1,000, and over, of personal property.  We give the list by townships, and in some cases the amount shows the sum after the penalty is added.  It gives only a partial showing of the wealth of individuals, as a man may have a large personal property in United States bonds, for instance, or may be wealthy, but only in real estate:

Adams Township
S. M. Devol, $2,090
Ranson Dutton, 4,572
Wm. A. Devol, 1,172
Mahala Kirkpatric, 1,319
Adam Minch, 1,256
Daniel S. Wern, 1,461
David Rumble, 1,362
Joseph S. Sprague, 1,788
Newhall Wilson, 1,325
John J. Wood, 5,576

Lowell Corporation
P. B. Buell, $1,465
Joseph Cox, 2,065
Albert Chandler, 1,170
Alvin E. Cozens, 7,548
Walter Davis & Co., 1,500
Willard Davis, 1,075
Lowell Foundry & Manuf'ing Co., 1,200
S. N. Merriam, 1,150
Phillip Mattern, 2,770
Peter Rice, 3,130
Jacob Ritz, 1,050
Perley Rummer, 1,425
C. M. Spooner, 1,205
Jacob Schramm, 2,764
Franz Wilking, Sr., 1,761

William M. Atkinson, $2,046
Jane Clinedinst, 1,135
I. H. DeLong, 1,700
Joseph Dixon, 1,090
Lafayette Jevrez, 1,310
J. A. Morrison, 2,700
J. E. Phelphs, 4,765
Smithson & Snider, 1,000
G. W. St. John, 3,995
Henry Wickens, 1,510
J. R. Waller, 2,030
L. C. Waller, 2 300
John Wharton, 1,178
Washington Coal Co., 1,060

Mark Anderson, $3,034
T. G. Anderson, 1,165
William Anderson, 1,600
Susan Anderson, 1,000
William Breckenridge, 1,237
Thomas Breckenridge, 3,241
Pamelia Bell, 1,208
Joseph Barnet, 1,326
William Beebe, 1,000
Daniel Canfield, 1,190
Robert Dunlap, 1,254
D. N. Dunsmore, 1,570
David F. Fleming, 1,890
Thomas Fleming, 1,425
Thomas Fleming, Agent, 2,560
Thomas Fisher, 1,190
C. D. Ford, 2,236
Rowena Ford, 2,760
S. C. Green, 1,515
Hugh Greenless, 4,273
Margaret Gordon, 1,473
Andrew Harvey, 1,214
Mary Harvey 1,425
Ann Harvey, 1,510
N. P. Henry, 1,060
David Hays, 1,492
Samuel F. Hays, 1,230
Simon Jones, 2,000
Robert Lamb, 1,088
Arthur Lynch, 1,032
James Lynch, 2,575
M. G. Lawton, 1,027
James Lawton, 1,313
Margaret Loynachan, Admr., 4,070
J. W. Merrill, Agent, 1,050
Merrill Bros., 11,300
Merrill Bros. & Co., 3,000
A. & J. McFarland, 1,239
A. G. Murchy, 1,000
J. W. Morris, Ex., 1,868
Daniel Murchy, 3,607
Neil McKay, 1,048
John Milligan, 1,067
James Ormiston, 3d, 1,400
John Ormiston, 1,346
J. A. Ormiston, 1,443
James Ormiston, 4,577
Alexander Ormiston, 1,196
E. T. Parsons, 1,268
C. S. Pugh, Ex., 1,288
Amos Pryor, 1,002
Catharine Rathbone, 1,900
Selby & Bro., 1,500
Tuttle & Preston, 2,100
John W. Tuttle, 1,541
David Thompson, 4,916
D. H. Tompkins, 3,775
John Vincent, Guard., 1,155
Silas Woodruff, 2,090

Cyrus Ames, $6,003
Justus Alderman, 8,145
Augusta Browning, Guard., 1,400
Blennerhassett Mill Co., 1,000
William H. Barkely, 2,279
John Bartlett, 5,120
Brown & Witte, 2,000
B. & O. and M. & C. Stock Yards, 1,825
J. M. Clouston, 7,500
E. S. Cox, 2,475
Walter & A. L. Curtis, 2,078
Carolin C. Curtis, 1,400
S. A. Campbell, 1,500
C. D. Cook, 1,085
James Colville, 1,245
L. R. Curtis, 3,190
Riley Druse, 1,091
Stephen Druse, 7,423
George Dana, 4,990
A. B. Ford, 2,522
J. M. Farson, 1,047
Alexander Fish,  996
Adaline Goodno, 1,000
Lucy Gilbert, 2,020
James Gandee, 1,500
William Hill, 2,300
G. A. Howe, 3,415
Josiah Henderson, 2,910
Thomas Harkins, 1,059
Ewell Hutchinson, 1,007
J. Harrison, 8,396
Daniel Johnson, 1,250
Johnson and Adams, 3,000
Bradley Johnson, 1,110
Edward Knee, 1,658
I. B. Kinkead, 1,706
M. Loring & M. C. Hale, 1,130
J. B. Lake, 1,310
Parker Lewis, 13,760
Edward Morris, 1,272
D. C. McKay, 1,800
Charles McKay, 2,483
S. H. McFarland, 1,291
W. P. McKinney, 1,350
William Mullen, 1,188
J. B. Mawhinney, 3,205
Michael Mulligan, 3,660
J. L. O'Neal & Co., 1,320
S. B. Oakes, 2,544
C. C. Oakes, 2,769
C. W. Oakes, 1,005
Porter & Gilbert, 3,450
J. S. Plumly, 1,028
A. M. Porterfield, 2,120
Jessie Pride, 1,590
I. W. Putnam, 2,178
R. Putnam, 1,551
E. A. Paden, 3,100
W. Paden, 1,000
E. W. Petty, 4,361
Joseph Reid, 2,156
Stone & Kinkead, 3,100
Samuel Stone, 1 163
J. M. Stone & Co., 3,557
S. M. Skeen, 5,270
Samuel Smith, 1,725
J. M. Stone, Administrator, 4 000
Stone and Hadley, 3,040
E. J. Simpson, 2,020
L. E. Stone, Administrator, 1,996
L. E. Stone, 3,503
Hannah Sharpneck, 1,615
O. M. Stone, 2,310
Nathan Sparhawk, 2,250
Samuel Thornton, 3,390
M. Vaughn, 1,033
Sylvester Williams, 3,560
Abner Woodruff, 15,101

Conley, Wolcott & Co., $1,200
Hughes Eldred, 1,358
Thomas Jones, 1,195
W. F. Johnston, 1,146
Thomas McGirr, 4,515
Conrad Miller, Jr., 1,750
A. & W. Russell, 2,937
Hugh Weir, 1,410

William Andrew, $1,345
William Chute, 1,410
W. P. Cole, 2,582
V. B. Calder, 3,220
Daniel Drain, 1,915
Julius Deming, 1,483
Robert R. Dunlap, 1,035
Milton Ellenwood, 1,060
Elizabeth Fullerton, 1,500
G. R. Goddard, 4,470
Joline Hopkins, 1,825
M. B. Hopkins, 2,125
J. J. Hollister, 1,225
Almond Henderson, 1,465
Fredric Lewis, 9,130
Caroline Lewis, 2,520
William McGill, Guard., 3,903
Jane McKay, 1,595
Edward McLarty, 1,821
Archibald Murchy, 7,982
William McGill, 1,246
Stephen Needham, 1,760
Smith & O'Connor, 1,902
D. R. Shaw, Guard., 1,875
Alexander Shaw, 2,375
Malcomb Shaw, 2,230
A. H. Smith, 3,170
Isabella Shaw, 1,020
Catharine Shaw, 1,940
B. E. Tilton, 1,780

R. D. Carothers, $1,408
Crewson, Trotter & Co., 1,100
S. Dunbar, 1,643
David Dunbar, 1,162
Thomas Dunbar, 2,000
J. A. Gage, 1,862
J. H. Gage, 1,323
A. W. Goddard, 1,283
C. H. Goddard, 1,644
Martha A. McNamara, 1,500
W. W. Morris, 2,060
F. M. Payne, 1,480
David Reed, Jr., 1,070
Harvey Smith, 6,700
R. R. Sutton, 1,050
Gilbert Smith, 1,400
Carmi Smith, 2,667
William Thompson, 2,437
G. W. Varner, 1,251

C. W. Athey, $1,660
William Brown, 2,349
Lewis Bules, 6,873
J. D. Close, 1,436
Fast Dipple, 1,300
William P. Doan, 1,172
Thomas Dowling & Brothers, 2,214
Philo doan, 2,547
Martin Gerhold, 1,522
F. G. Gitteau, Guardian, 1,491
F. G. Gitteau, 1,047
Theobold Garber, 1,538
William Hall, 1,215
Ysic Kidd, 1,425
Henry Knock, 1,437
Christian lauer, Jr., 1,400
Jacob Marsch, 1,200
Daniel Marsch, 4,072
Charles Noa, 1,032
Christian Schinder, 1,892
Adam Schram, 1,470
John Whittock, 3,628
J. R. C. Whittock, 2,135
Robert Ward, 1,813
William Wagoner, 1,018

John Bever, $1,580
Thomas Bowd, 1,343
Zachariah Cochran, 1,036
F. E. Collins, 1,829
J. W. Collins & Co., 8,772
Alonzo Dye, 2,430
Masseh Hupp, 1,000
Irwin Holdren, 1,847
Codrad miller, 1,064
Terrissa McMahon, 1,167
J. H. Steward, Guardian, 1,575
John Schoen, 1,125
William Stedman, 1,445
Schram & Cawley, 1,585
Edward Shapley, 1,595
Richard G. Webber, 1,472
H. A. Williamson, 7,926

Matamoras Corporation
Mary Dorsey, $2,025
Hutchinson & Sons, 1,550
Philip Hanshumaker, 1,445
Samuel Hensel, 1,505
Jonas Lisk, Guardian, 1,035
F. A. Lamping, 2,140
Charles miller, 1,300
Matchelauz & Son, 1,740
Lewis Pape, 2,000
John Rinard, Jr., 1,016
Samuel Shramm, 6,155
Friend C. Williamson, 1,000

Charles French, $1,850
Schrader Hille, 1,400
John Thomas, 1,626

Daniel H. Dye, $4,719
Jonathan T. Dye, 2d, 1,430
Exchange Oil Co., 4,037
Fifteen Oil Co., 2,728
Flanders, Vandal & Lost Wells, 1,075
Fletcher & Huntington Oil Co., 2,829
John Gitchell, 1,887
Grecian Bend Oil Co., 1,100
William Hune, 3,600
John B. Kimmick, 1,353
L. S. McCowan, 1,559
John Myers, 4,450
S. S. McGee, 1,909
Henry Perkins & Co., 1,116
John Rauber, 1,087
Kelly Ross & Co., 1,500
William Strachan, 1,055
John D. Templeton, 1,875
Hearon Walker, 2,058
West Virginia Transportation Co., 5,000

David Rees, $1,022
Walter Turnbull, 2,200
Casper Wallinfelse, 1,149
Lewis Young, 1,271

Jackson Cross, $1,935
A. R. Giffen, 1,131
R. Giffen, Guardian of Hooper, 3,212
R. Giffen, Guardian of Tice, 2,800
R. Giffen, Guar. of G. D. Harvey, 8,416
R. Giffen, Guar. of S. J. Harvey, 8,506
R. Giffen, 1,279
John S. Hohman, 1,255
Hohman & Deintsbach, 3,000
J. S. Hohman & Co., 1,010
Charles Handlon, 1,578
Robert Mullenix, 2,436
David B. Mullenix, 1,046
A. Moose, 1,182
Isaac Scott & Brother, 3,139
R. Scott, Administrator, 6,428
Richard Scott, 1,238

Marietta Township
Charles Atkinson, $1,980
William F. Curtis, Guaridan, 2,250
William H. Cole, 6,158
Josephine G. Cogswell, 1,200
Thomas Cisler & Co., 3,160
William Corner, 2,541
William F. Curtis, 7,510
William F. Curtis, Trustee, 1,400
Thomas Cisler, 1,840
Benjamin F. Cogswell, 3,286
Thomas Chambers, 2,031
William L. Conrad, 1,822
Elizabeth Cogswell, 1,582
P. L. Dye, 1,938
Beman Gates, 1,655
Jacob Hendershott, 51,088
George W. Harness, 4,797
Calvin Hildreth, 1,231
B. S. Hildreth, 1,265
Nicholas Haas, 1,199
Samuel King, 1,671
J. C. Kidd, 2,422
O. M. Lovell & Co., 2,100
Jacob Lawrence, 1,206
Madison McAllister, 2,485
G. Meister, 2,315
Robert Miller, 4,970
John McAllister, 4,795
Miller & Bro., 1,282
John D. Phillips, 5,067
John D. Pape, 1,368
Joseph Phillips, 1,287
Benjamin Posey, 4,010
Isaac Perkins, 9,959
Rufus H. Rowland, 1,772
Francis D. Racer, 4,124
Mary A. Racer, 1,495
George Rice, 5,500
Russell J. Stephenson, 5,357
Annie Stephenson, 2,215
Louisa Stephenson, 1,471
Henry Shrodes, 3,659
J. P. Sanford, 3,972
Henry Stephenson, 1,012
Russel and Jewett Stephenson, 1,177
John Stephenson, 6,740
H. W. Thorniley, 1,354
William Thorniley, 2,218
William G. West, 1,405
George W. Wells, 1,991

The Marietta Register, August 5, 1875:
         (continued from last week)

Marietta City - First Ward
D. B. Anderson, $2, 225
Mrs. Unice Anderson, 1,099
E. R. Alderman, 5,675
Best & Bro., 3,000
John Bickert, 3,605
Charles F. Biszantz, 1, 860
Conrad Biszantz, 1 300
Almer Bruce, 2,400
Bosworth, Wells & Co., 20,000
W. H. Buell & Co., 7,000
W. F. Curtis & Co., 5,000
R. L. Curtis, 2,750
W. F. Curtis, Jr., 1,000
Mrs. L. I. Darrow, 3,000
Dana & Pearce, 8,000
Hugh Donahoe, 4,375
Stephen Davis, 1,270
James H. Dye, 3,845
Henry Frank, 1,650
Owen Franks, 1,485
Thomas Goodman, 2,8800
Charls E. Glines, 5,250
Jacob Hineman, 1,280
Dr. Sam Hart, 1,789
W. James Harte, 4,075
Hall & Bro., 2,875
Hall & Best, 3,500
H. Hurwitz, 2,025
A. N. Hill, 1,500
Hovey, Iams & Co., 10,135
Peter Kunz, 2,600
J. & D. Miller, 1,010
Jacob Miller, 1,200
John Marshal, 1,620
Fred W. Morse, 1,120
A. T. Nye & Son, 5,285
Nye Hardware Co., 7,000
M. T. Peddinghaus, 3,190
Reckard & Son, 2,665
John Richards, 1,223
A. Reomer & Co., 2,000
Rodick Bros., 10,475
William Ridenour, 3,865
Martin Schmidt, 2,000
J. W. Sniffen, 1,300
Schmidt & Goebel, 2,700
Slocomb & Co., 11,062
Shipman, Holden & Co., 5,500
Philip Schramm, 1,030
J. W. Stanley, 3,613
A. S. Sayre, 1,395
James Stevens, 2, 185
Jacob Theis & Co., 2,175
D. B. Torpy, 1,600
Torpy & Kestermier, 1,000
S. R. Turner & Son, 8,784
William T. Westgate, 2,282
T. J. Westgate, 2,600
Webber & Hess, 2,025
A. J. Warner, 1,083
T. K. Wells, 1,515

Marietta - Second Ward
David Alban, $2,900
Jacob Abendshoen, 1,500
A. P. Brigham, Assignee of Eels, 1,800
E. G. Brigham, 2,500
C. H. Barenburg, 1,830
J. C. Bartlett, 1,800
John Boyd, 1,300
T. D. Biscoe, 1,090
Coleman, Beck & Co., 3,025
Fred Coleman, 4,405
J. D. Cadwallader, 3,520
E. R. Dale, 1,600
George T. Elston, 4,800
John Fischer & Bro., 7,350
Aaron Flanders, 1,628
C. G. Fell, 1,275
M. D. Follett, 1,695
Mary A. Holden, Guardian, 2,012
Mary A. Holden, 1,650
James Holden, 1,990
Jane Hopkins, 1,342
G. O. Hildreth, 1,120
J. B. C. Harris, Agent, 1,500
J. B. Hovey's, Sons, 1,200
E. W. Jones, 1,133
Charles Jones, 4,255
E. A. Jones, 1,020
S. S. Knowles, 1,150
August Kropp, 1,200
John Kendrick, 1,910
John Klintworth, 1,203
Henry Kelly, 1,401
C. K. Leonard, 1,825
Mrs. C. K. Leonard, 3,379
Mrs. M. C. Morris, 2,790
W. B. Mason, 1,840
S. M. McMillen, 1,570
S. B. & H. W. McFarland, 2,400
George Mathews, 7,334
E. W. Nye, 6,990
W. H. Oldham, 1,850
Richard Pattin, 1,570
P. B. Peters, 1,010
Mrs. Carrie S. Peters, 1,445
B. F. Pixley, 1,230
Rolston, Hall & Co., 6,750
William S. Roeser, 1,575
John V. Ramsey, 1,485
Ben Rodick, Ex., 3,500
Charles R. Rhodes, 1,850
Robert T. Robinson, 2,230
W. L. Rolston, Executor, 7,000
William & F. Rapp, 1,400
Jacob Seyler & Co., 3,000
Anna K. Schmidt, 1,650
Marcenia Stone, 2,500
J. D. Strauss, 8,713
J. S. Sprague, 1,660
Silas Slocomb, 1,006
H. G. Thomas, 1,044
Weston Thomas, 1,340
Theobald Triem, 5,150
Eliza A. Tenney, 1,310
M. P. Wells, 1,620
Agnes Ward, 7,550
Mrs. C. V. Waqrd, 11,350
Kate L. Ward, 4,545
Henry Wendelken, 2,046
F. A. Wheeler, 1,668
A. B. Waters, 1,287
J. F. Wehrs, 1,270
Henrietta Widdikind, 1,820
August Weber, 1,025
G. A. Warner, 4,724
Jane H. Whittlesey, 7,140

Marietta - Third Ward
B. Allbrecht, $1,227
W. H. Buell, Receiver, 1,000
J. W. L. Brown, 4,815
J. W. Baldwin, 2,023
W. H. Brown, 6,550
George Benedict, 3,500
L. W. Chamberlain, 1,665
L. W. Chamberlain for L. B. Hawks, 2,000
Rhoda Dunn, 1002
Amos Dye, 2,275
Sarah C. Dawes, 1,150
G. Doepken, 2,560
Lucy Dawes, 1,050
T. W. Ewart, 1,490
Luther Edgerton, 1,130
John D. Gerst, 2,600
Goddard, 1,100
Mary Gates, 1,100
T. H. Hawks, 1,550
C. C. Ketter, 2,595
L. Lehnhard, 3,895
James McClure, 1,433
John Mills, 3,325
Julia A. Miller, 2,820
C. H. Miller, Administrator, 2,000
John Mills, Jr., 1,320
D. G. Mathews, Assignee, 1,250
John Newton, 1,500
W. L. Rolston, 1,600
Alvin Reckard, Guardian, 1,500
A. Ruckman, 3,300
R. M. Stimson, 4,100
Fannie G. Slack, 3,380
William B. Thomas, 2,230
S. R. Turner, 1,325
Catharine Theis, 1,015
Gustav Wiedman, 2,101
I. R. Waters, 2,350
Martin Wendelken, 1,760
S. C. Wilhelm, 2,246

Isaac Atkinson, $3,370
Levi Bartlett, 1,445
Theobold Berg, Jr., 1,236
Theobold Becker & Co., 1,000
Conrad Decker, 1,076
Helen Devol, 2,765
Theodore Devol, 2,884
W. D. Devol, 1,444
C. H. Devol, 8,050
B. F. Devol, 1,905
Israel Devol, 2,610
J. H. Devol, 1,468
J. B. Dyar, 14,680
Joseph Dyar, 1,285
Augustine Dyar, 2,095
Julia Fearing, 1,222
John Gerhart, 1,476
Marietta Oil Refinery, 2,562
A. S. Marshall, 1,215
W. R. Putnam, 17,048
L. J. P. Putnam, 4,906
W. W. Rathbone, 5,080
Anthony Smith, 1,714
C. F. Stacey, 4,711
J. S. Stow, 4,170
S. S. Stow & Co., 1,000
Seldon S. Stow, 1,335
James S. Stow, 3,080
James Ward Estate, 2,930
Joseph Wood, 3,450

N. S. Alcock, $4,100
William B. Alcock, 1,070
E. H. Allen, Jr., 1,450
John C. Beltz, 1,026
D. & C. Barber, 1,000
Walter Brabham, Executor, 1,295
Levi Barber, 1,100
Harlow Chapin, 5,050
Harlow Chapin, Executor, 2,350
J. F. Cole, 1,900
C. M. Cole, 8,400
Silas Fearing, 1,315
Henry Fearing, 1,590
Mary A. Gallagher, 1,000
Hall & Blair, 1,000
J. H. Jenkins, 1,196
M. G. Knox & Co., 1,000
William Kropp, 2,225
George H. Lord, 2,310
H. G. Lucas, 1,197
C. C. Lyman, 5,887
William Loffland, 1,775
Moore & Merrill, 9,000
J. H. McConnell, 2,800
William M. Naylor, 2,150
Douglas Putnam, 67,950
David P. Pugh, 1,900
Ann Pattin, 4,350
Putnam Sons & Co., 1,200
George C. Racer, 1,101
William Richardson, 1,000
John Schlaubach, 1,520
George P. Stevens, 3,258
Isaac Spaulding, 1,620
Courtland Shepard, 2,060
J. F. Stevens, 1,645
A. W. Tompkins, 2,830
T. M. Turner, Guardian, 3,800
T. M. Turner, 4,270

I. K. Adkins, $2,229
Peter Becker, 1,854
Eliza Chalk, 1,495
Peter Cline, 1,200
George Casady, 1,807
Eleanor Cook, 13,406
Cow Run Iron Tank Co., 4,000
S. A. Dana & Son, 1,795
Mrs. C. E. Dana, 1,293
John M. Gano, 1,070
William C. Greenwood, 4,645
Hays & Rea, 3,970
Richard Hays, 1,283
Cynthia B. Hill, 1,600
Adam Haas, 1,259
E. A. Jones, 2,380
M. J. Ker, 1,200
N. Little & Co., 1,500
Ner. Middleswart, 1,740
James Mackey, 6093
J. M. McElhinney & Son, 1,500
Ezra O'Neal, 1,081
Lewis Phillips, 3,270
John M. Plumer, 3,210
L. C. Rowland, 3,905
Henry Sheets, 7,455
John Varley, 1,805
West Virginia Transportation Co., 5,000

A. F. Breckenridge, $2,360
Robert Breckenridge, 1,260
G. B. Dunsmoor, 1,291
Duncan Drain, 1,249
Thomas G. Graham, 1,626
Amos Gosset, 1,439
Maggie Greenlees, 1,400
William Hueston Estate, 1,200
John L. Malster, 1,143
John Malster, 9,180
J. G. Murdock, 1,335
James B. Perry, 1,125
James Perry, 1,358
George Quinn, 1,126
John D. Varner, 1,595

James Bowen, $20,194
Richard Beebe, 1,215
Martin Bacon, 3,609
C. L. Bowen, Executor, 8,000
C. L. Bowen, 11,575
Charlotte R. Buck, 4,280
Henry D. Bartlett, 1,168
Harriet Culver, 1,800
William Creighton, 1,000
H. F. Devol, 11,710
U. S. Dye, 4,172
J. G. Farnsworth, Guardian, 1,200
Leonard Guist, 1,439
Stewart Gordon, Administrator, 1,400
Stewart Gordon, 3,320
Alonzo Hall, 6,600
John Hill, Sr., 1,036
J. H. Hubbell, 1,300
Mary Johnston, 1,300
P. H. Kelly, 2,260
Joseph Leonard, 2,727
Robert Leget, 2,050
John Nulton, 1,713
William H. Powers, 7,488
Sanford Powers, 5,040
William Smith, 4,706
David Storey, 1,025
Miss P. G. Shaw, 1,200
Miss Caroline A. Shaw, 1,200
William B. Shaw, 3,187
John Thomas, 1,480
John Tucker, 3,020
S. R. Van Metre, 1,400
John Vincent, 1,855
Jeremiah Wilson, 2,982
Daniel S. Ward, 2,121
Charles J. Wood, 1,369

H. N. Benedict, $1,407
Malcolm Blue, 3,750
Dean Briggs, 1,372
George Colman, 2,735
Marc Cole, 1,540
Samuel Dye, 2,505
Wallace E. Deming, 1,855
George Greenwood, 1,594
William Johnson, 1,260
T. W. Moore, 4,975
Benjamin Parlin, 1,615
James A. Reppert, 1,000
William Scott, 1,755
C. B. Tuttle, 6,153
Nick Weihl & Co., 1,000

Thomas Bowman, $1,686
John D. Chamberlain, 1,500
Isaac Emmons, 1,885
J. G. Graham, 1,161
William Goddard, 1,450
William Greenawault, 1,574
Joseph Garretson, 1,253
Samuel Hugh, 1,070
E. Hollingsworth, 1,185
Thomas Hobson, 3,382
E. J. Holloway, 1,760
James King, 1,340
S. B. Kirby, 2,699
Lowery McGrew, 1,600
Daniel M. Mott, 1,020
Lewis Mills, Agent for Sibert, 1,000
James A. McGrew, 1,244
Gabriel Payne, 1,518
Joseph Penrose for heirs, 3,000
James Smith, 2,473
John Sheets, 1,648
J. W. Smith, 1,417
Henry Smith, 8,150
Eliza A. Worthington, 1,000
Zumbro & Bowman, 1,455

Henry S. Arnold, $3,070
Lucinda Bingham, 1,000
Charles Buchanan, 1,300
W. N. Buchanan, 2,767
Edward Breckenridge, 1,325
E. and A. Breckenridge, 1,110
William Henry Deming, 1,115
William Henry Deming, Agent for Woodford's heirs, 1,369
J. T. Dunbar, 3,060
Seth Ford, 1,212
William Ferguson, 1,197
David Greenlees, 2,465
Joseph S. Humphrey, 1,701
Florence P. Malster, 2,075
Henry McGrew, 1,009
R. B. Parke, 6,992
John Parke, 2,474
Joseph B. Pottmeyer, 1,640
Levi E. Rutter, 1,400
Thomas Stanley, 1,111
Ferrand Waterman, 1,270
Markin Wagner, 1,411
Jacob Weihl, 2,710

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July 1875

The Marietta Register, July 1, 1875

Mayor's Proclamation.

In view of the near approach of the Fourth, the attention of the inhabitants of the city is called to the following section of an ordinance of the city, passed December 4th, 1874.

Section 6.  Any person who shall discharge any cannon, musket, fowling piece or other firearms, or fire any squib, cracker or other fireworks of whatever description on the streets, alleys or public places of said city, shall be fined for each offense, upon conviction thereof, in any sum not less than one nor more than fifty dollars; and any person who shall fire any such cannon, or firearms, or fire any such squib, cracker or fireworks, at any place other than a street, alley or other public place in said city, whereby any person shall be annoyed or disturbed, shall be fined on conviction thereof, in any sum not exceeding ten dollars.

It will be observed that the ordinance forbids the sport upon all days of the year, except as therein provided.

This may seem to the boys a severe measure, but when it is remembered that millions of dollars worth of property, and many valuable lives are annually destroyed by this kind of fun it ought to be a sufficient explanation of the necessity for such a law.

Jewett Palmer,
Mayor, City Marietta.

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The Marietta Register, July 15, 1875

Fourth of July in Marietta, 1875

               Not a bell was rang,
               Not a bell dare toll,
Not a cracker was heard a-popping;
               Not a gun was fired,
               Not a cannon roared,
Or "Palmer" would come a-hopping.

               Not a candle went up
               With its streaming light,
No torpedo was heard a-snapping;
               Not a rocket was seen
               In the sky serene,
For Palmer was not to be caught napping.

               Not a boy dare shout,
               Or whistle a tune,
Or give his grandma any "sauce;"
               Not a kite was seen
               Flying high on its string.
Well, our Fourth of July was a farce.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Independence Day in Salem

The Marietta Register, July 19, 1877

On the 8th day of March 1877 at a regular meeting for drill and other purposes, the Salem Rifles determined to make arrangements for celebrating in a patriotic manner the one hundred and first anniversary of our national Independence and at once set about appointing committees to select grounds, make out a programme of proceedings, &c.  The committee to select grounds, at the next meeting day of the company, reported that Mr. Hosea Porter had kindly consented to let them have the free use of his beautiful little grove, which was of easy access and abundantly supplied with water. 

The Cycles of time in their gradual revolution brought the 4th of July to hand, and the company was busy in making preparations.  They erected stands for speakers, benches for the accommodation of visitors, and a booth to dispense refreshments, and patriotic ladies of Salem volunteered to beautify the grounds by appropriately decorating them.  In the meantime the proper committees were all at work in their separate capacities, to make the occasion pleasant to all; securing the service of Newton's Cornet Band, from Dexter City, to enliven the time with good music, and everything "went merry as a marriage bell." 

The 4th approached.  On the 3d the parched earth was called upon to drink in a copious rain, which to many seemed ominous of a wet 4th, but the glorious orb of day was resplendent on the morning of the 4th, and the beautiful morning was only the fore-runner of a more beautiful day.

At nine o'clock the company formed under the command of Liet. Lindamood, receiving his orders from Lieut. Hallett, officer of the day, and marched to the grove, followed by a gorgeously uniformed troop of Callithumpians, whose laughable antics contributed much to the amusing part of the celebration.  Capt. M. C. True, of the Rifles, and a member of the reception committee, proceeded to the station to receive a detachment of the Marietta Zouaves - 25 in number - under the command of Lieut. Asa Beach, and escorted them to the edge of the grove, where Dr. G. W. Blake, in behalf of the Rifles, welcomed them, and preceded by the Dexter Band, escorted them to seats in front of the stand.

Mr. H. Kilmer was appointed President upon the stand, and Dr. Blake in a neat little speech, extended on the part of the Rifles a cordial invitation to every one present to enjoy themselves to the fullest extent, which invitation was literally accepted, every one seeming to enter into the occasion with full zest.

Addresses were delivered by W. F. Wire, F. P. Ames, Sydney Ridgeway, and Mr. Mulhane of the Marietta Zouaves.

The Declaration of Independence was read by Mr. Wire.  Declamations by Perry Moore, Miss Parker and others.  Thus was celebrated in a good old fashioned, comfortable, pleasant manner, the 101st anniversary of American Independence.  The sham battle in the afternoon was an important feature of the day.

Not a single unpleasant thing occurred to mar the pleasure of anyone, as the Rifles were determined that no disorderly persons should remain upon the ground.  The company was successful at their refreshment stand adding some dollars to the company fund.