Monday, October 29, 2012

Fair Premiums

American Friend, & Marietta Gazette, January 24, 1829

Having been requested at a recent meeting of the board of Directors to prepare the minutes of the annual meeting and Fair of the Agricultural Society of Washington County the following summary, abridged from the reports of the various Committees, is respectfully submitted.

John Brown.

The premiums on horses were awarded as follows:

For the best Stud horse, owned
by F. Devol, $5.00
2d, Jonathan Ross, 3.00
3d, Rufus Payne, 2.00

Best Brood mare, Joseph O'Neal, 3.00
2d, William McAtee, 2.00

Best two year old colt, William McAtee, 2.50

Best yearling colt, Moses McFarland, 2.00

Best sucking spring colt, Thomas Seeley, 1.50
2d, William McAtee, 1.00

Best Bull, Jonathan Hoff, 3.00

Best yearling bull, William R. Putnam, 2.00

Best bull calf, William R. Putnam, 1.50

Best milch cow, Joseph Barker, Jr., 3.00
2d, Luther G. Bingham, 2.00
3d, James Forguson, 1.00

Best heifer calf, Luther G. Bingham, 1.00

Best yoke of two years old steers well broke, William P. Putnam, 2.00
2d best, Mr. Hoff, 1.00

Best beef animal (Reared by G. Dana, Esq.), C. C. Robinson, 2.00
2d best, Joseph Barker, Jr., 1.00

Best merino buck, Benjamin Dana, 3.00
2d, Lewis P. Putnam, 2.00
3d, Lewis P. Putnam, 1.00

Best pair of merino ewes, Lewis P. Putnam, 3.00
2d, Lewis P. Putnam, 2.00
3d, Benjamin Dana, 1.00

Best merino lambs five in number, Lewis P. Putnam, 2.00
2d, Luther G. Bingham, 1.00

Best Sow, Stephen Hildreth, 2.00

Best fat hog not over two years old, James Forguson, 3.00
2d, Ebenezer Gates, 2.00

Best piece of fulled cloth, 3 qr. wide not less than five yards, Mrs. Betsey Putnam, 2.00
2d, Miss Mary Lewis, 1.00

Best piece of red flannel, Miss Harriet Brown, 2.00
2d, Mrs. Betsey Putnam, 1.00

Best piece of white flannel, Miss Harriet Brown, 2.00
2d, Mrs. Betsey Putnam, 1.00

Best piece of linen, Mrs. Rachel Clark, 2.00
2d, Mrs. Eliza W. Lawton, 1.00

Best piece of table linen, Mrs. Sally Dana, 2.00
2d, Mrs. Sally Dana, 1.00

Best piece of diaper, Mrs. Lydia G. Palmer, 2.00
2d, Mrs. Rachel Clark, 1.00

Best piece of carpeting, Mrs. Susan B. Cotton, 3.00
2d, Mrs. Lucy M. Mayberry, 2.00
3d, Miss Mary Greene, 1.00

Best piece of stair carpeting, Miss Sarah Whitney, 1.00
2d, Miss Mary Greene, .50

Best hearth rug, Miss Mary Gates, 1.00

Best pair of blankets, Mrs. D. S. Mills, 1.00
2d, Mrs. D. S. Mills, .50

Best piece of plaid, Mrs. Emily Fairchilds, 1.00
2d, Miss Susan E. Manson, .50

Best pair of thread stockings, Mrs. Sarah Bingham, .50

Best pair of woolen stockings, Mrs. Sarah Bingham, .50

Best piece of cotton and wool for mens' wear, P. Morris, 2.00
2d, Mrs. Betsey D. Anderson, 1.00

Best bonnet in imitation of leghorn, Miss Sarah A. Lund, 3.00

Best straw bonnet, Miss Mary Harris, 2.00
2d, Miss Mary Hildreth, 1.00
3d, Miss Nancy A. Lund, .50

Best piece of soal leather, Ichabod Nye, 2.00
2d, John Crawford, 1.00

Best two sides of upper leather, John Crawford, 2.00
2d, Ichabod Nye, 1.00

Best half dozen calf skins, John Crawford, 1.00
2d, Otis Wheeler, .50

Best fur hat, James Dun, 1.00

Best wool hat, James Dun, .50

Best cheese, Nancy Fuller, 3.00
2d, Rotheus Hayward, 2.00
3d, Mrs. Smithson, 1.00

Best butter, Mrs. Smithson, 2.00
2d, J. Portor, 1.00
3d, Mrs. C. Greene, .50

Best maple sugar, first and second, Benjamin Dana, 3.00

Best pearl ash, Miss Otis, 1.00

Best wine made in 1827, J. C. Cole, 2.00

Best axe, Zadoc Cory, 1.00

Best dung fork, A. Warner, .50

Best pitch fork, A. Warner, .50

Greatest quantity of wheat, upland, William P. Putnam, 4.00
2d, Joseph O'Neal, 2.00

Greatest quantity of corn, bottom land 117 bushels per acre raised by Ira Hill of Newport, 4.00

Greatest quantity of corn, upland, about one hundred bushels per acre, grown by E. Deming, Watertown, 4.00
2d, 67-3/4 bushels of small yellow corn, by James Lawton, Jr., Barlow, 2.00

Greatest quantity of flax, James Lawton, Jr., 3.00

Greatest quantity of white beans 18 bush per half acre, James Lawton, Jr., 2.00
2d, Charles Fuller, 1.00

Greatest number of wolves killed in the County, 15 young ones, James Handlin, 5.00
2d, Levi Allen and James Willis, 4 wolves each, each 3.00

Plough match - First premium awarded to John Henry for ploughing 1/4 of an acre in 30 minutes in the neatest manner, 4.00
2d, to Stephen Hildreth for ploughing 1/4 of an acre in 31 minutes, also well done, 2.00

Best coverlet, Miss Lucretia Allen, 1.00
2d, Mrs. Mary B. Fearing, .50

The following articles were examined and premiums awarded by the committee of the contingent funds.

Russian or naked barley 8 qrts in bags, .50

Time piece, D. B. Anderson, 1.00

Hearth rug ornamented, Mrs. Putnam, .25
2d, Mrs. Thacher, .25

Sample of willow basket ingeniously made, .25

1 Flowered Coverlet, .50

Kentucky jean and vesting, Mrs. Susan B. Cotton, 1.00
ditto, Miss Roana Fulcher, .75

1 Cotton bed quilt, Mary Cook, .50

1 Cotton counterpane, .75
ditto, Mrs. Sally Greene, .50

One pair of twilled rose blankets, Betsey Putnam, 1.00

1 Fancy handkerchief embroydered and one piece of wide inserting, Miss Eunice Allen, .25

One pair of knit over shoes or socks, Mary Cook, 12-1/2

One stock of cherry boards and one barrel of Apple brandy, Mr. Chambers, .50

One pair of yearling steers, John Hook, 1.00

One set of measures, Mr. Dutton, .50

Sweet apple molasses, Mrs. J. Smith, .50

One pair of socks, B. Dana, .25

Some interesting specimens of squashes, beets, carrots, parsnips and of the egg plant were also observed.
The fair was on the 16th and 17th of October; the weather pleasant.  The number of people present large.  The first day was spent in receiving and examining articles, entered for the Show.  The Society transacted its business on the second.  A procession was formed, which proceeded to the Congregational meeting house, where an appropriate address was delivered by Arius Nye, Esq. to a large and attentive audience.  After which, the procession returned to the Court house, where the above premiums were awarded.  An excellent dinner was then spread for those who wished to partake.  The exhibition of the articles, entered for the show, was going on most of the day. Those of domestic manufacture, were of superior workmanship.  The ladies did themselves much honor in the skill and industry, so observable in the truly pleasing variety, which they added to the show.  Some articles of female industry, which were through the hurry of business overlooked by the committee of the contingent funds, and for which no premiums were offered in the general list, past unobserved; among which were several pieces of ingeniously wrought lace.  It is to be regretted, that the number of animals, entered for the Show, was very small; neat stock in particular.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Extraordinary Circumstance

American Friend, & Marietta Gazette, November 15, 1828

On the evening of the 30th of October last, came to the house of the subscriber, living in Summerfield, Monroe County, Ohio, a gentleman about five feet six or seven inches high, thick set, of red complexion, sandy colored hair, and red whiskers - had on a light drab frock coat, and a high crown fur hat, known in this part of the country by the name of Joseph Berry, had with him a small bay horse, blind of the right eye, supposed to be 13 or 14 years old, and a handsome Dearborn wagon, bed painted green - and having taken his supper walked out, while Mr. William Heddleston and myself were at the stable, and has not been seen or heard of as yet known, leaving his horse and carriage, with some provisions in a linen bag.  Persons interested are requested to avail themselves of this notice, as proceedings will be taken on the case as the law directs.

John P. Bevan

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Information Wanted

American Friend, & Marietta Gazette, November 8, 1828

In October 1826, I published a notice requesting information of a son of mine named ABRAHAM SHIMER who had been bound an apprentice to the Stone Cutting business, in Cadiz, Ohio, and who had left his master on account of severe treatment, as was supposed.  As I have not yet heard any certain intelligence of him, I now renew my request to the public, and earnestly solicit any person or persons who may have a knowledge of him, to give me information thereof, and confer a favor on an anxious parent, and perhaps save a youth from ruin.  He is supposed to have gone down the Ohio river.
He is now aged about 18 years - he need not be afraid to return, as his master has no further power over him.  Address letters to Cadiz, Ohio.

James Shimer.
October 18, 1828.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


American Friend, & Marietta Gazette, November 1, 1828

Notice is hereby given to Frederick De Bearen, otherwise called Van Bearen (whose present residence is unknown) that a petition will be presented to the General Assembly, of the State of Ohio, at the next Session, to commence at Columbus, on the first Monday of December next, by Elizabeth De Steiguer (late of the county of Athens, now of the county of Washington) for the passage of a special act, to declare void the marriage heretofore celebrated between her and the said Frederick De Bearen, without the consent and against the will of the said Elizabeth; and for such other relief, from the same as the said Legislature may grant.

Marietta, Ohio, Oct. 29th, 1828.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sheriff's Sales

American Friend, & Marietta Gazette, October 4, 1828

By virtue of a writ of fi fa &c. issued from the court of common Pleas of Washington County, against Philip Cole and others, in favor of the President Directors & Co. of the Bank of Marietta, I shall offer for sale at public vendue at the house of Levi Cole, in Marietta, on Saturday the 18th inst. at 10 o'clock A.M. the following property which has been turned out to satisfy said execution, viz. three bed quilts, four pillows, two feather beds, two straw do., three sheets, one bolster, one bureau, one writing desk, one brown horse, one gray mare, one bay mare and two yoke of oxen.
ALSO - On the same day at 1 o'clock P.M. at the house of Nathaniel Clark, I shall offer as above, one bay horse, saddle and bridle, one bureau, one small case of drawers, two candle stands, one set of windsor chairs, one great chair, one bed, bedstead and bedding, and a quantity of crockery ware, taken as the property of Nathaniel Clark, at the suit of Charles Petty.

Jesse Loring, Sheriff.
By Amost Dunham, Dep'ty.

October 1st, 1828.