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New Albany Ledger Standard 18 Nov 1872 p4 c3: Another Pioneer Gone. Asa Abbott, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Bethlehem, Clark county, Ind., died at 4 o'clock this morning, of typhoid fever, after a short illness. He was in attendance at the Clark Criminal Circuit Court last week, as foreman of the grand jury. Mr. Abbott was born in Clark county, in 1807, was at one time City Commissioner and had filled many important positions. He was a man of great energy of character, and had accumulated a handsome fortune. He
leaves a very large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger 17 Jan 1872 p4 c1: Isaac Ackley, engineer of the train on the Ohio and Mississippi Railway, which run over and killed Louis Varvel, near Marysville, Clark county, on Monday, is in trouble. The Coroner's jury yesterday returned a verdict, charging Ackley with Manslaughter.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 29 Aug 1879 p4 c1: One of the men, Charles Baumgartner, injured in the explosion of a boiler at the Hahn cement mill, in Clark county, died of his injuries. Hutchinson, the other wounded man is rapidly recovering.  See NALS 28 Aug 1879 p4 c2
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 1 Apr 1876 p4 c5: Mr. James Beggs died last evening at 7 o'clock, of that fell disease, consumption. He had been ill for a long time, and for several weeks past his death has been hourly expected. The deceased was a native of Clark county, where he has a large circle of relatives, but for some fifteen years past he had made his home in New Albany. A wife and one child are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 1 Apr 1876 p4 c6: Died. Beggs  In this city, March 31, 1876, Mr. James Beggs, aged 41 years. The funeral will take place from Wesley M. E. Church, tomorrow, Sunday, afternoon at 2 o'clock. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend without further notice.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 3 Apr 1876 p4 c5: Obituary  Death of James R. Beggs - The death of James R. Beggs occurred at his residence on Upper Third street, between Main and Market, at 6 1/2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Deceased was born at Charlestown, Clark county, Indiana, in 1835, and came of a family distinguished in the pioneer days of Indiana as men and women of great force of character and more than ordinary intellectual cultivation. His grandfather was a member of the Convention that formed the first Constitution of Indiana, and was one of the most outspoken and influential opponents of the introduction of the slavery into the State (at that time proposed), and upon this issue was elected. His father was a Senator from Clark county, and made an honorable record in the history of the State's legislation. Deceased had resided in New Albany for sixteen years. He was at one time a partner in the firm of Lyndall & Beggs, dry goods, and for the past ten years has been engaged mainly as a dry goods clerk. Honest, courteous, genial, he won many friends. Tender and affectionate as a husband and father, he was endeared in his family; while his bereaved wife and daughter mourn his death, they have yet a well founded hope in his future, for he died trusting in the redemption provided by Christ. And now that life's fitful fever is ended, he sleeps well, and while his many friends feel the sad blow his death has inflicted, they have the consolatory hope that, though dead, he shall live again -- A Friend
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger  28 Feb 1888 p4 c2: Mrs. Matilda Beggs, one of the pioneers of Clark county, and an aunt of Mr. John S. Beggs, of this city, died at her home in Charlestown on the 27th inst.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 24 Dec 1872 p4 c3: Railroad Accident, A Train of Thirteen Cars Thrown Down an Embankment.The Engineer, Fireman and Brakeman Instantly Killed. We understand that a train was thrown off the track on the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis railroad, near Henryville, Clark county, this morning and three men killed. We were unable to learn the names, or additional particulars. Since the above was in type we learn that Mr. J. Belch, the engineer of the train, and the fireman and a brakeman were the parties killed. The accident was caused by a misplaced switch. The train was made up of hog cars and was bound south with a load of hogs. The following dispatch has just been received: Jeffersonville, Dec. 24.The South bound freight train on the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, jumped the track at Henryville at 3 o'clock a.m., plunging thirteen cars over a steep embankment, making a total wreck of the train. John Blach, engineer, George Coulter, fireman, and Henry Koons, were instantly killed.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 21 Feb 1879p4 c6: Death of an Aged Lady. Mrs. Rhoda Bortoff, a resident of New Washington, Clark county, died Tuesday, at the advanced age of 100 years and 19 days. Her death was attributed to the giving away of the system from old age. At 80 she was active and very industrious. She was a member of the Methodist church for 89 years, a close attendant, and a very devout christian. Her mother attained the great age of 99 years. In 1830 one of her sons lost his life on the steamer Macgregor, which blew up while ascending the Mississippi river. Twenty-eight of her descendants are still living -- four children, 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 11 Feb 1876 p4 c3: Death of a Former Citizen of Clark County. News has been received in Charlestown of the death of Mrs. Phillip Boyer, formerly Mrs. Hattie Winter. The family went to Kansas some months ago, from their home near Charlestown, and a few days since Mrs. B. fell a victim to that scourge of the Southwest, consumption. She had many warm friends in Jeffersonville, where she was born and reared, who will mourn her loss.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Daily Ledger 13 Jun 1863 p2 c1: Death of an Old CitizenWe are pained to hear of the death, oat Greenville last (Friday) night, of Cyrus Bradford, Esq., an old and highly esteemed citizen of this county. The deceased was in our office on Tuesday last, apparently in the enjoyment of his usual health. Esquire Bradford moved from New England to the West about the year 1818, and first settled in Clark county, and a few years afterwards removed to Greenville, where he has ever since resided. He was a most estimable citizen, a thoroughly honest man, and his death will be lamented by hundreds who have long known him.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Daily Ledger 28 Sep 1865 p 2 c 3: Died, on the 27th inst., at ˝ before 10 o clock, a.m., at the residence of Peter Mann, Mrs. Adjail Brown, aged 95 years 4 months and 13 days. She was born in Culpepper county, Va., May 18, 1776, and was the daughter of John LaFever, a native of France. She moved to Kentucky in 1780; was married in 1789 to Walter P. Brown, who died in 1830, aged 61 years. She moved to Clark county, Ind., in 1811, and resided there until the past four years, when she came to Peter Mann s residence on a visit. She was a member of the Baptist Church in good standing over 60 years, and died in full faith of a blessed immortality. Louisville Democrat copy and send bill to this office.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Weekly Ledger 29 Apr 1891 p4? c2: At Jeffersonville, on the afternoon of the 22d Justice Ware held John Martin and Louis Becht without bail to answer in the Clark Circuit Court the charges of murdering Frank Faske. The three young men resided in Lafayette township, Floyd county, in which township their victim also resided. The fatal blow was given in Clark county, at a dance at  Mrs. Hollaran s, on the night of March 30th, the victim dying on April 12th. A large number of witnesses from the neighborhood were examined, and it was manifest that there was considerable feeling against the Becht boys. They are aged 17, 19 and 22 years. Their aged mother was present at the preliminary trial and was deeply affected by the results.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger 26 Jan 1883 p4 c3: The following deaths have occurred in Clark county in a few days: John Smith, near Six Mile Switch; M. Steifelgel, near Bennettsville; John Honeer, Mrs. McDaniel and Mrs. Warman, near Five Mile Switch; Hannah Warman, near Bridgeport; John Wright, near Jeffersonville.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard Tuesday 10 Dec 1872 p1 c1: Willie Clingman, aged twelve years, left his home October 1st. He had on when he left a velvet cap, short water-proof sack coat, high goat leather shoes,; complexion dark, large blue eyes, very reticent in speech. Any information of his whereabouts will be thankfully received by his sorrowing and grief-stricken parents. Address either Henry Clingman or the undersigned, Frank Lee, Otto post-office, Clark county, Indiana.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 29 Sep 1873 p1 c1: Clark County Items. Mr. Eden Combs, of Union township, aged about 60 years, died about nine o'clock last night. He had been in feeble health for some time, and his death was not unexpected. His family were [sic] among the earliest settlers of the county, and the relationship is probably as extensive as any family in the county.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 1 Apr 1880 p4 c1: The estimable wife of Dr. D. H. Coombs, of Charlestown, Clark county, died suddenly on Monday, of pneumonia. She was a sister of Mr. Isaac and Columbus Goodwin, and of Mrs. T. W. Gibson, and was well and favorably known throughout the county.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 11 May 1876 p4 c3: Death of the Wife of an Army Officer. A private telegram was received in the city on the 10th instant announcing the death of Mrs. Angie Davis, wife of Lieut. Wm. Davis, U. S. A., which sad event occurred yesterday, at Fort Coneho, Texas. Lieut. Davis is a brother of Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, and his wife was the daughter of Mr. Alex Tucker, a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Clark county. The parties had only been married a short time, and the bride had left the home of her father to join her husband on the frontier, some two or three months ago. Her father was in this city the day of her death, and spoke of having recently received a letter from his daughter, and that she was well and happy, and before he reached home the telegraph bore to the family the intelligence of her death. The remains will be brought home and interred with those of her friends and kindred who have gone before.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger Standard 24 Mar 1879 p4 c3: William Davis, at one o'clock Saturday afternoon, Mr. William Davis died at his home in Union township, Clark county, Indiana, in the 80th year of his age. He leaves a family of five grown children, Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, Capt. Wm. Davis and Surgeon Thomas Davis, of the United States Army, and Mr. James Davis, of Jeffersonville, and one daughter. . . .
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Daily Ledger 30 May 1863 p2 c1: Lieut. DietzAmong those killed in the battle of Raymond was Lieutenant Henry C. Dietz of Company I, 23d Indiana. Lieut. D. was from Clark county, and a more estimable young man we never knew. He started out as Orderly Sergeant of his company, and was but recently promoted to a Second Lieutenancy. Many of our city readers will remember him as having been on recruiting service here about a year ago. Modest, faithful, brave, strictly moral in all his habits, he was a model soldier. None knew him but to love. He was a universal favorite in his company. Hundreds will hear of the death of this excellent young man with deepest sorrow and shed a tear to his memory. And yet it is such as he that this dreadful war is daily carrying to premature graves by the hundred.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Ledger 8 Dec 1862 p 2 c 1; Death of Col. Dewey.-Col. William Dewey, of the 23d Iowa volunteers, died at Patterson, Mo., on the 30th ult. The cause of his death is not stated. Col. Dewey was the eldest son of the late Judge Dewey of Charlestown, Clark county, and at the time of his decease was about fifty-four years of age. He was bred to the law, but afterwards studied medicine and practiced that profession. He was an excellent soldier and popular officer.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)

New Albany Daily Ledger 19 Jun 1863 p2 c3: Died, at the residence of his mother in Bennettsville, Clark county, on the 18th inst., of consumption., Edward Fitzgerald, in the 22d year of his age. The deceased served his apprenticeship to the book binding business in this office, and a better young man we never knew. Peace to poor Eddy's ashes.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter SIGS)































 

New Albany Ledger Standard Friday 19 May 1876 p4 c2: The citizens of Jeffersonville have made complete arrangements for the decoration of the graves of the fallen patriots who sleep in the National cemetery in this city, and New Albany has as yet taken no steps toward it.
Submitted by  Sue Carpenter


New Albany Daily Ledger 15 Jul 1876 p4 c1: A Plucky Child — Little Sadie Barnett, a six year old child, arrived here yesterday from Topeka, Kansas, having come all the way alone. Her parents were dead, and she was in search of her grandfather, Mr. Barnett, who lives at Cementville. Tommy Wilt took the child to the Commercial House, where she was given a dinner. After which she was sent out to Centerville. She was a plucky little girl, and had come through all right, saying to everybody, "I want to go to Indiana, to New Albany, to see my grandpa, Mr. Barnett."
Submitted by  Sue Carpenter


Otto FERGUSON, of Jeffersonville, has been appointed clerk of the prison south....
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 15 December. 1890 Page 6 Column 5 and 6
Submitted by Barb Z.







 


 











JEFFERSON DEPOT.

This reservation is located in Jeffersonville , Clark County and contains an area of 17.40 acres.

Title. – Deed from the city of Jeffersonville, dated December 2, 1870 conveying the 17.40 acres above mentioned, being all of blocks 120, 121, 124, and Jefferson Square, in said city of Jeffersonville together with the parts of streets dividing said blocks and squares.  Recorded in the recorder’s office in book No. 61, pages 183, 184, and 185 of the deed records of Clark County .

Jurisdiction. – Ceded to the United States by joint resolution No. 2 of 1871, which is as follows:

Whereas the City of Jeffersonville, Indiana, has granted and conveyed to the United States the premises hereinafter described for military purposes; and whereas under existing laws, no permanent buildings can be erected thereon by the General Government until the State of Indiana shall have ceded to the United States her jurisdiction over the same:  Now, therefore

Be it Resolved, That the State of Indiana hereby relinquishes and cedes to the United States all the rights and jurisdiction which she now possesses over the following described premises so long as said premises shall continue to be used by the United States for military purposes.  (Premises described by courses and distances and as “containing seventeen and four-tenths (17.4) acres, more or less.”)

 

(Source: United States Military Reservations, National Cemeteries and Military Parks . Prepared by the Office of the Judge Advocate General, U S. Army, Pub. 1916 Transcribed by:  Eleanor Heacock)












 
New Albany Daily Ledger 21 Nov 1903 page 4, col 2: Local Gatherings—Scarlet fever is so prevalent at Utica, Clark county, that the public school will be ordered closed by the County Board of Health.
Submitted by Sue Carpenter





Jeffersonville IN- September 14- The statement in an Indianapolis paper that an ex-convict had appeared in ndianapolis dressed in rags, and accused the Reformatory authorities of sending him out in that condtion, isregarded as ridiculous here.  Every day men can be seen leaving the institution dressed much better than when they arrived.  Snyder, who made the charge, i thoguht by the people here to have disposed of his clothes before reaching Indianapolis.
Trascribed by Desiree Rodcay








Louis Battorff, of Jeffersonville, Ind., has identified the two sharpers arrested at Laporte, Ind., last week, as the two sharpers who bunkoed him out of $3,000 on June 4.  [Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio) Tuesday, 24 Sep 1889
Sub by Cathy Shultz



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