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A Stranger's View of New Albany.

A gentleman of Lawrenceburgh, who came to this city for the purpose of paying a visit of a day to a friend resident here, but who was detained several days beyond the time he had allotted himself, on account of the suspension of navigation, writes his impressions of matters and things in New Albany to the Register. We have reason to believe that the author is a gentleman well qualified to judge of the matters of which he speaks. We give rather a long extract:

Gents. - As the decidedly hard character of the ever fitful Ohio made my trip to Louisville and N. Albany more eventful than I had anticipated, I take occasion to send you a few extracts from the frost bitten pages of my log book. If by so doing, I am able to add variety to the useful and entertaining reading matter of your sheet, I shall be well paid for the trouble of writing; but not for the rude manner in which I was treated by old Boreas.

Leaving our quiet town on Saturday evening, in the elegant and well appointed steamer Gen. Pike, I reached New Albany without any occurrence to mar the pleasure of a steamboat trip, in time to join my friends on their way to the house of worship. An agent for the American Bible Society occupied the pulpit at Centenary church, in the Sabbath School of this large and enterprising church, in charge of Rev. C. B. Davidson, A.M. The spacious lecture room was filled to its utmost capacity, and among those engaged as teachers and pupils were a large number of the young men of the city, whose interest in the success of their Sabbath School bordered on enthusiasm. The Superintendent, Dr. Rufus Town, was busily engaged in the work of re-organizing the School. The good order, efficiency and regularity on the part of the teachers, are in earnest of the high character this school has resolved to attain. As in our own Sabbath Schools one verse of Scripture is committed each day by the pupils forming a lesson of seven verses for each Sabbath. The adoption of this course will give permanency to the labors of the teachers, and make the benefits of Sabbath School instruction as lasting as the powers of memory.

Centenary, as well as the other two Methodist churches, appears to be prosperous and increasing in usefulness and piety. The congregations are large and attentive, and afford evidence of a high appreciation of the services rendered them by a pious, talented, and faithful ministry.

New Albany is a pleasant city, advantageously situated for large commercial and manufacturing pursuits. It contains a population of about twelve thousand, which is rapidly increasing under the fostering influence of well directed enterprise. It is the first city I have seen, in which I could observe no branch of business to be overdone. Notwithstanding the great activity visible in every pursuit, the demand still exceeds the supply; and I have no doubt that double the capital and labor of the town would not meet the requirements of the business already concentrating at that point. That it will soon vie with Louisville is inevitable.

The city is healthy, and must become, by the fiat of nature, the confluence of the immense trade rapidly growing up in the Central and southern part of this State. When the Railroad to Michigan City shall be put in operation, affording to Detroit and Chicago a quick and cheap communication with the Ohio river at its most favorable point for navigation, New Albany will be the great shipping port of Indiana. This road is completed to Orleans, and in process of construction to Gosport, 112 miles, whence another road, already surveyed, will intersect it for Indianapolis.

The ship building of the place is immense, and much more so than is generally supposed, from the fact that many steamers are built for companies in Louisville, and on that account reported in the manufactures of that city, when really done by the New Albany mechanics. There were several steamboats upon the stocks, and among them I observed the Eclipse. She is built for Captain Sturgeon, who expects her to come from New Orleans in four days. She is 370 feet long, which exceeds the length of any river steamer built in this country by several feet, and will cost about $150,000.

The Reindeer is the name of a most beautiful steamer just finished and ready to start for New Orleans. She was built by the Montgomerys, who are as princely commanders as ever graced the deck of a vessel on this thoroughfare, and is to be commanded by Captain Samuel Montgomery. As I had an opportunity of examining this water nymph, I take pleasure in bearing testimony to her admirable proportions, her immense capacity and strength united with sumptuous elegance. She is 260 feet long, with 33 feet beam and 6-1/2 feet hold. Her cabin is 230 feet long, with ladies' cabin 65 feet, and state rooms of unusually large size on each side. The cabins and all the apartments for the comfort of travelers, are most admirably furnished; and evidently by a connoisseur in such mattes. The two bridal rooms are equal in splendor to all that the most extravagant luxury can furnish.

In passing from these cabins to the lower deck, where the propelling power of this great structure is generated, the beholder finds his admiration still increased. The huge boilers, five in number, and forty inches in diameter, indicate the degree of power to be given to the massive and highly polished machinery of the vessel. The hull and frame are strong, and the entire construction and furnishing display skillful judgment and taste. Every part of the work from the keel to the last tip of the brush was by artisans of New Albany, and with such a degree of excellence as cannot fail to place them in triumphant rivalry with any town on the Ohio.

I must speak of the Asbury Female College before closing my hastily written sketch of the city. The building stands on an eminence opposite the steamboat landing below the Falls, and commanding a most enchanting prospect in every direction, is itself the most conspicuous of the many fine structures in the vicinity. From its observatory may be seen the city of Louisville and its adjacent villages, rendered more beautiful by the long extended view of the Ohio winding its way to and from the Falls. The edifice is built of brick in a substantial and somewhat ornate style of architecture. The main building, which is four stories high, is 65 by 56 feet, and the wing, which is three stories, is 46 by 36 feet, with a verandah fronting the river. Another wing is still to be erected. The main building contains a chapel 53 by 36 feet, six teaching rooms, and eight large rooms for other purposes. The wing contains a kitchen, double parlors and porches, with thirteen rooms for boarders and domestic purposes. The entire cost thus far has been $16,000 or $17,000, affording capacity for 200 day and about 50 boarding pupils. The charter grants powers for a full and thorough collegiate course of study, and it is the design of the Board of Trustees and the Conference to make it equal to any institution in the country. The liberality, energy, and perseverance evinced in rearing it thus far, the good judgment displayed in its financial affairs, and the union of the sentiment which now characterizes the efforts of the Trustees, are sure pledges of a faithful execution of the behests imposed by the Conference and Legislature. It is so advantageously located as to command a large patronage, if made worthy of it, or which the past affords a most satisfactory assurance to the public.

The writer concludes his letter by giving an account of his trip home by way of the Lexington railroad and various other slow means of conveyance. He relates his experience thus: The trip home was expensive in its demand upon the pockets and the feelings, but not without its lessons of instruction, which may be summed up in a few words. If ever I should be in like condition, I would not again venture my life among the Cormorants on the Kentucky side, for their teeth prefer to crack the victim of a frozen river, to the corn of their hill sides - I never yet found such unmerciful lancets in Hoosierdom, and hence would keep on this side of the river. I do not believe the land sharks to be half as numerous and rapacious as those encountered over the Eagle Hills.

New Albany Daily Ledger, 1852 January 07 -

Appointment of Postmasters, Indiana
DNAD 16 Apr 1849 p 2 c 1: The Postmaster General has made the following appointments of postmasters in Indiana: Jacob Doolittle, Northport, Noble county. James Blain, Papany, Whitley county. N. T. Reed, South Hanover, Jefferson county. J. N. C'lger[?], Martinsville, Morgan County. J. S. Darragh, Vienna, Scott county.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter
New Albany Daily Ledger  3 May 1861 p 2 c 3:
A home guard has been organized at Georgetown, in this county. The following are the names of the officers elected at a meeting held last Wednesday:
Captain, D. E. Starr; 1st Lieutenant, D. B. Starr; 2d Lieutenant, L:. S. Brown; 3d Lieutenant, J. R. Harman; Orderly Sergeant, R. R. Kay, M. D.; 2d Sergeant,
T. Fullilove; 3d Sergeant, C. Mosier; 4th Sergeant, H. Duncan; 1st Corporal, H. H. Walts; 2d Corporal, J. R. Fox; 3d Corporal, M. V. Fullilove; 4th Corporal, D.
Teaford. Various committees were appointed to arrange the business for the company, which will report Saturday, May 4th.

New Albany Daily Ledger 22 Apr 1861 p 3 c 2: Independent Home Guards. [with list of members and officers] W. T. Tuley, G. W. Lapping, E. G. Naghel, John R. Nunemacher, J. H. Mahan, David Crane, M. D. Condiff, Fred Miller
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Daily Ledger 13 Apr 1863 p2 c1:Military Hospitals.
The following are the locations of the different Military Hospitals in this city:
   Hospital No. 1 - On Main strreet, in the Upper City School building.
   Hospital No. 2 - On Market street, between Lower Fifth and Sixth.
   Hospital No. 3 - On Spring street, between Lower Fifth and Sixth.
   Hospital No. 4 - On Main street, in the Asbury Female College building.
   Hospital No. 5 - Southeast and northwest corners of Main and Lower Third streets, and the building on the southeast corner of Lower Fouirth and Main.
   Hospital No. 6 - Female College building, Elm street betwen Upper Sixth and Seventh streets.
   Hospital No. 7 - Corner of Main and State streets. Hospital No. 8 - South side of Main street, between State and Pearl.
   Hospital No. 9 - Woodward Hall, corner of Main and Lower First streets.
   Hospital No. 10 - Pearl street, near Spring.
   Hospital No. 11 - Corner of Pearl and Oak streets.


New Albany Daily Ledger7 Mar 1863 p 2 c 2: Real Estate Transfers. - The real estate market is active, and the sales are gradually increasing. Small residences adjacent to the boat yards and work shops are in good demand. The sales are chiefly confined to the city. For the week ending to-day, the following are the sales made in the country, as recorded in the Recorder's office: James Mitchell to Alice Gresham; John E. Noyes et al to Charles W. Betterton; Charles W. Betterton to John E. Noyes; Thomas M. Brown to Ignatius Wheeler; Mary C. Tuley to James Goulding; John R. Nunemacher to Thomas E. Austin; Scott & Brindley to G. W. Stewart; Catharine Reger to Conrad Breker; Mary C. Tuley to Mary Finney; Robert Scott to David Shelton; Benoni Shindler to Eliza Cobb.   --Josiah Gwin, Recorder
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger25  Apr 1863 p 2 c 2: Real Estate Transfers.—The following are the real estate transactions made in this county for the two weeks ending to-day, as shown in the Recorder's office: Eliza Wilson to Hannah B. Hartley; Hannah Crane to Margaret Alexander; Wm. Budd (heirs of) to Ben Allen; Allison & Kepley to Jacob Schort; Mary C. Tuley to Mary Edmondson; David Taylor to Jefferson Burkhardt; Patty F. Gibson to Warner Allendorf; David Cline to Jerusha J. Condiff; Ann M. Clynes to Nancy Jane Jackson; W. J. McGonogale to Wm. Galbraith; L. B. Deason to John D. Arman; Wm. C. Conner Jr., to Washington Wyatt.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger13 Jun 1863 p 2 c 2: Real Estate Transfers: R. P. Main to Margaret  Lathes. R. P. Main to Elizabeth Morge. Ohio Ins. Co. to W. S. Culbertson. Daniel Cline to Abner L. Jackson. Mary C. Tuley to Mary J. Tomlinson. Hannah B. Hartley. To Elle Kelso. Cook Day to Bridget Quirk. C. Leib to J. B. and Henry Wigbels. Lawrence Annesley to John C. Hitch. John Bowen to Martha C. Fugate. Caleb Smith to D. H. Cadwalader. Josiah Gwin, Recorder.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger29 Aug 1863 p 2 c 2: Administrators and Executors—The following Administrators and Executors have been appointed by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Col. W. W. Tuley, since the 1st of July, 1863: Estate of Edwin Gordon—John Gordon, Jr. and Belle A. Gordon, Administrators. Estate of Patrick Quirk--Bridget Quirk, Administratrix. Estate of August Bischoff--Henry Bihoff, Administrator. Estate of Alexander Ross--Emil Kramer, Administrator. Estate of Cyrus Bradford--Sally Bradford, Administratrix.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger17 Oct 1863 p 2 c 2: Real Estate Transfers: [only names have been transcribed] Joseph Renn to Nicholas Ritter; Nicholas Ritter to Joseph Renn; Mary C. Tuley to Charles Smith; John Hartman to Fred. Rehmann; John Houghland to Hannah B. Hartley; John Peyton, Senior, by Administrator to John Willer; Rebecca Drummond to Martin Kiefer      Josiah Gwin, Recorder
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Daily Commercial 15 Feb 1866 p3 c2: Addition to the Grave-Yard. We are rejoiced to announce that our energetic Mayor Sanderson, on the part of the city, has purchased the property adjoining the grave yard, from Mr. Wash. Carter, for $10,000. The contract was closed and $5,000 of the purchase money paid over yesterday. This addition to our cemetery has long been needed, and too much praise cannot be awarded to the Mayor for the interest he has manifested in this matter.

New Albany Daily Ledger Monday, 5 Mar 1866 p2 c2: IN the A grammar grade of the Fourth Street Public School, the following pupils have received the monthly card for February, as they have been correct in deportment, punctuality, attendance, and scholarship, viz: Harry Wilson, Orrena Harris, Wm. Applegate, Sallie Kepley, Chas. Durnell, Jennie Poutch, Chas. Mitchell, Emma Gordon, Harry King, Laura Williams, Wm. Renshaw, James Campbell, and John Kinkabein.

New Albany Daily Ledger Thurs., 8 Mar 1866 p2 c1: The County Asylum — Long article, mentions Messrs. Hopper, Hancock, and Swift, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, James Williams, Mr. Bradley, Dr. McKinley

KERNS, ATHONS, THOMAS, and HARRIS Escape from the County Jail. They Effect a Breach Through the Rear Wall Discovery and Alarm Given by Children in the Jail Yard Officers Are in Pursuit. We learn that four prisoners, KERNES, ATHONS, THOMAS, and HARRIS, confined in the county jail succeeded in making their escape this afternoon at about half past three o'clock. It appears that they had obtained tools from some source and succeeded in cutting a hole through the brick work, removing eight brick from the north side of the prison. We are unable to learn all the particulars. Among the prisoners escaping will be recognized two men who have been committed for murder. It is to be hoped that every effort will be made to re-arrest the rascals. The prisoners were confined in their cells at night because they tried to make their escape a short time ago. Harris was one of the ring leaders of the former attempt, and has been confined and manacled ever since. Harris was confined in his cell and manacled. The cell was broken open by the other prisoners, and his manacles taken off. There was found in the cell a piece of a saw, some iron bars, and other instruments by which they had opened the cell.   It is evident that they have been assisted by parties from the outside. The hole through which they made their escape was covered with a piece of blanket. It is probable that they have been engaged for several days in making their preparations. They passed through the yard into the stable attached to the prison yard, and thence into the alley. The children of Sheriff FULLENLOVE seeing the prisoners recognized them and immediately gave the alarm. Among the prisoners confined in the jail was Parish, who is confined for murder committed in Orange county, but had taken a change or venue to this county, was at large in the hall, where the prisoners are permitted to exercise themselves, but refused to take advantage of the opportunity thus offered him to escape. There were seven prisoners confined in the jail at the time, and no attempt was made to escape, except the four named above. By what means they have obtained the tools to thus defeat the ends of justice cannot now be ascertained, but it is certain that hereafter Sheriff FULLENLOVE will be more guarded as to who are permitted to visit prisoners, or loaf around the jail yard.
P. S. Since writing the above we learn Athens and Harris have been recaptured. No further particulars.

New Albany Daily Ledger Fri., 2 Aug 1867 p3 c3:
Submitter's Note: KERNS is spelled CARNES in some articles

RELATED ARTICLE: A Cold-Blooded Murder. . . Abstracts:  A negro barber shot in his own shop; no provocation for the deed. . . Coroner's inquest; verdict: that William FIDLEY came to his death by a shot fired from a pistol in the hands of Peter KERNS, without any cause or provocation whatever, and that, therefore, they believed him guilty of murder in the first degree. [long article]
New Albany Daily Commercial -  6 July 1867 p4 c3—
Submitted by S. Carpenter

NADLS, Monday 6 May 1872 p4 c1 (roll 84): We learn that Mrs. John Watkin, who has been lying at the point of death for the past week, has so far improved that strong hopes are entertained of her recovery.
Submitted by Sue Carpenter

NADLS, Monday 6 May 1872 p4 c1 (roll 84): James A. Hughes, Fred Edler and Wesley Pierce have been elected representatives to the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F., to be held at Indianapolis on the 21st of this month.
Submitted by Sue Carpenter

Date: 1872-08-05; Paper: Indianapolis Sentine
Miss Mayer, whose elopement with Philpot, the Louisville JourNew Albany Ledger ist, caused each a stir last week, was arrested In New Albany on Thursday, at the house of a negro, where she had been concealed by Philpot. The New Albany Ledger says:
"When arrested she declared moat positively she would not go back to her mother's house, but would remain where she was She said she loved Mr. Philpot, and expected to bear a child to him, and that she had come to this city for the
had half adosen wives. The officers then told her very plainly she could either go home or go to jail; that If she persisted in remalaing where she was they would certainly place her In the county jail. Seeing they were in earnest in what they said,
she agreed to go home, and then left for Louisville with her uncle and the detective, who took her to her mother's house."


New Albany Ledger Standard 8 Oct 1872 p 4 c1:
Silver Creek Cemetery. The advertisement of Mr. Beharrell, in another column, gives promise that a need long felt in this city and neighborhood will be supplied. The old cemetery grounds are full, and that our citizens must locate another burying place is evident to all. As will be seen, Mr. B. has set aside twelve acres, in a beautiful plat bordering on Silver Creek and gently undulating from that stream. This he has divided into suitalbe lots, which he offers for sale at an extremely low price. See his advertisement.
(Submitted by Sue Carpenter)

New Albany  Ledger Standard 9 Oct 1872 p 4 c5
[paid ad] Silver Creek  Cemetery—The undersigned wishes to  inform the inhabitants of New Albany and vicinity that he has laid off in lots about eight acres of his farm on Silver Creek, being a part of lot No. 29, Illinois grant, for the purpose of a Burying Ground, and that the same is now ready to be disposed of in lots to suit any who may wish to purchase. Distance from the Market-house about two miles. A plat of the same may be seen by applying to the undersigned, or to Mr. Castle, who will attend to burying the dead.  Henry Beharrell, Sr.
(Submitted by Sue Carpenter)


New Albany Ledger Standard Friday 27 Dec 1872  p4 c3: Jefferson Lodge No. 104 A. Y. M. New officers: Christopher Fox-W. M.; John R. Durff-S. W.; Benjamin F. Welker-J. W.; Henry Beharrell Jr.-Treasurer; M. D. Condiff-Secretary; John E. Noyes-S. D.; Newton Brown-J. D.; L. L. Gernes-Tyler; M. V. Fullenlove & George W. Nunemacher-Stewards; J. R. Durff, Ben F. Welker and George W. Porter-Finance Committee.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard Saturday 28 Dec 1872  p4 c1: Friendship Lodge No. 10, Knights of Pythias officers: George English-Chancellor Commander; John B. Banks-Vice Commander; W. M. Johnson-Prelate; Louis Brown-Keeper of Records & Seals; S. W. Walts-Master of Chancellor; George S. Marsh-Master of Finance.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard Saturday 28 Dec 1872  p4 c5: Depauw Lodge, A. Y. M. elected following officers: F. M. Tribby-W. M.; Thomas Barth –S. M.; Stephen Scharf-J. W.; J. O. Poole-Treasurer; Thomas Williams-Secretary; Thomas Cook-S. D.; J. Southers-J. D.; B. F. Bounds and Mans. Mitchell-Stewarts; A. W. Monroe-Tyler
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard Saturday 28 Dec 1872 p4 c1: Humboldt Lodge No. 234, I.O.O.F. elected officers: Jacob Herter-Noble Grand; John Mattem/Mattern-Vice Grand; John Hulein-Secretary; Charles Hogel-Permanent Secretary; Conrad Kraft-Treasurer.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard Saturday 28 Dec 1872  p4 c1: Lodge No 10, I.O.O.F. elected the following officers: Thomas J. Crosier-Noble Grand; James Phillips-Vice Grand; L. D. Bradford-Secretary; A. E. Jones-Permanent Secretary; George Jennings- Treasurer; Trustees-C. Fox, James A. Hughes, W. M. Mix, F. M. Tribbey & Charles E. Jones.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard Tuesday 31 Dec 1872 p4 c2: I.O.O.F. New Albany Lodge No. 1, held meeting last and elected the following officers: L. Cruselle-Noble Grand; J. F. Cooper-Vice Grand; Isaac Harding-Secretary; O. B. Friend-Treasurer
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard Saturday 28 Dec 1872 p4 c1: Officers elect to Pierce Encampment No. 100, I.O.O.F.: Conrad Kraft-C. P.; Philip Call-H. P.; Chris-Widman-S. W.; Louis Gassman-J. W.; Nicholas Best-Treasurer; Jacob Herter-Scribe.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard 24 Oct 1872 p 4 c 7: Tuley - Anderson —Married, at the residence of Capt. C. H. Higginson, Uniontown, Ky., Oct. 17, 1872, by Rev. Mr. Black, Mr. Edward P. Tuley of New Albany, Ind., to Mrs. Mary H. Anderson of Uniontown, Ky..
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard 5 Nov 1872 p 2 c 3: Commissioner's Sale. By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Indiana, the undersigned, a Commissioner, appointed for the purpose, in a certain cause in chancery there pending, wherein Washington C. DePauw is complainant, and Seth W. Tuley, Assignee of the estate of Samuel Milligan, bankrupt, William C. Shipment, Lucinda A. Shipman, and others are defendants, will on Saturday, the 16th day of November, A. D., 1872, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m., of said day, on the premises hereinafter described offer and sell At Public Auction the property described in said decree as the household estate of the said Samuel Milliagan, in and to lot number six*). . .
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard  Monday 9 Dec 1872 p 4 c 1: Enos S. Tuley was appointed administrator of the estate of Mrs. Phebe H. Tuley, deceased.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Daily Ledger  5 Feb 1873 p4 c3: School Report. The following named persons, belonging  to A grammar grade, in Fourth street school, in charge of D. M. Hammond were, during the month ending Jan. 31st, unless prevented by sickness, present every day, were not tardy one time, and were perfect in deportment: Susie Byrne, Ida Banes, Anna Draper, Ada Decker, Louisa Goetz, Susie Kinman, Bell Lyon, Mary Robellaz, Hettie West, Annie Smith, Lizzie Huff, Maggie Wayman, Bennie Little, Katie McQuiddy, Willie Harrison, James Hoover, Emmet Sechrest, and Robert Wolfe.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)


New Albany Ledger Standard 3 Feb 1873 p 4 c 4: School Report. The following is a report of the Primary Grade of Miss Laura G. Snow's school: Anna Reisinger, 90; Clara Tribbey, 95; Minnie Hopper, 85; Eva Conner, 98; Maggie Borden, 90; Katie Doll, 97; Ada Kendle, 95; Bella Waits, 93; Grace Nunemacher, 89; Mollie Belser, 99; Mary Smelt, 75; Laura Sloan, 85; Emma Dunbar, 90; Emma Walts, 85; Lottie Parish, 85; Rosy Mitchell, 89;  Charley King, 82; Tommy McColloch, 87; Willie Hester, 80; Charley Belser, 98; Geo. Morrison, 89; Eddie Roose, 80; Jack Swearings, 87; Willie Deeble, 90; Willie Decker, 95;  Irvin Matheny, 94; Eddie Stockdale, 85; Frank Craumbaugh, 95; Maxy Maienthal, 85; George Woodward, 80; Harry Wilson, 75; Henry Johnson, 80; Albert Grimes, 85; Walter Tuley, 80; George Flora, 80; Willie Gibson, 75; Willie Borden, 75.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 28 May 1874 p1 c1:  Box Spring. One mile north of New Albany, affords the best medical water for all diseases of the blood, liver, and urinary organs ever discovered. It will cure dyspepsia, indigestion, rheumtism, neuralgia, liver complaint, kidney diseases, and all similar ailments, and is pronounced by physicians, after aNew Albany Ledger ysis and trial, superior to any mineral spring water as a remedial agent. This spring is on the farm of Capt. John Box, who keeps a full and fresh supply of the water constantly on sale at the office of Huncilman & Cottom, in the Opear House, and at Hoffeld's Drug Store.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)

New Albany Daily Ledger Standard  Fri., 26 Jun 1874 p4 c2: Odd Fellows' Election. The following officers were elected last night for New Albany Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. F.: N. G. -- James W. Royse; V. G. -- William H. Friend; Secretary  -- G. L. Stewart; Treasurer -- H. Allen.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger S  15 Jan 1875 p4 c3: Local PersoNew Albany Ledger s . . .Capt. Joshua Bragdon, we are pained to lean, is seriously ill, his disease having assumed the type of typhoid pneumonia. His daughter, who is at Indianapolis, has been despatched to attend his bedside.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)


DLS 18 Jan 1875 p4 c5: The Death of Captain Joshua Bragdon. . . . This sad event occurred at his late residence, on Upper Main  street, yesterday morning at 10 o’clock, after an illness of one week’s duration. Captain Bragdon was born in the town of Wells, Maine, in the year 1806, and was consequently 68 years of age at the time of his demise. In early life the deceased followed the occupation of a sailor, and fiNew Albany Ledger ly settled at Mobile, Ala., where he took service on the steamers plying between mobile and Montgomery, as mate, and on the organization of the Alabama River Navigation Company, was chosen General Superintendent. In 1837, he came to this city for the purpose of superintending the building of two boats to be used on the Alabama river, one of which it will be remembered by our old citizens was named Washington. During the period elapsing between this time and the death of the honorable deceased, he had always proved himself a firm friend to the interests of the city in which he had located himself, and by his influence caused a great number of boats to be built by the merchants of our city. In September, 1849, he was married to Miss Mary L. Fitch, daughter of Mason C. Fitch, who survives him. Up to the commencement of the war, Captain B. was engaged in the steamboat business, and lost heavily on account of the war. When the New Albany Rolling Mills were started, he became a partner in the enterprise and was connected with it until his death. Much of the success of the establishment has been due to the business tact, energy and popularity of the deceased and his death will prove a great loss to the firm. . . Captain Bragdon leaves to mourn his death, a wife and four children, who will receive the sympathy of the fellow citizens of the esteemed and honored dead. The funeral will take place, from the First Presbyterian church, of which Captain B. was a consistent and beloved member, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)

New Albany Ledger S 16 Mar 1875 p4 c1: Mrs. Mary L. Bragdon has been appointed administratrix of the estate of Joshua Bragdon, deceased.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)


New Albany Ledger Standard 27 Apr 1875 p4 c1:
New Grocery and Meat Store. Messrs. Wolfe & Park have started a new grocery and meat store, at the corner of Upper Third and Elm streets, where our citizens can be supplied with the choicest groceries and the freshest meats in the market. Fresh meat can be had at the same price offered at in the marke [sic], and it can be had at any hour in the day. This will be a convenience to the people living in the neighborhood. (Contributed by Sue Carpenter)


Notice: My wife Elizabeth F. Borden having left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, this is to notify all persons not to trust her on my account, as I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her. Wm. W. Borden."
New Albany Ledger Standard. April 30, 1875. p4 c5. submitted by Gregg Seidl

New Albany Ledger S 8 May 1875 p4 c4: New Albany in 1828 . . .  mentions Ben S. Tuley;  Benjamin Blackiston; Mathias Huncilman;  Abram Brown; William Stewart; James Davis;  Mason C. Fitch;  Elias Ayres; Obadiah Childs; Benjamin Adams; Jonathan Gandy; John Nicholson; John Payton; B. S. Tuley; D. Genung; J. Morton;  Samuel G.  Wilson; R. Comley; J. Lyon; Thomas Sinex; D. M. Hale; Harvey Scribner; Lathrop Elderkin; Peter Stoy; Edward Brown; H. B.; Shields; A. Abbey; H. Bogart; A. S. Burnett; Levi McDougal; James Duncan; S. Marsh; Peter Tellon; Wm. Clark; Charles Woodruff; Wm. Marsh; D. M. Hale; H. Scribner; Wm. Beeler; Benjamin Adams;Harvey Scribner;James W. Lyons;Abraham Brown;Matthew W. Byrn;John Stran;Richard Lonnon; Samuel Marsh;Charles Woodruff; M. M. Byrn;Ben S. Tuley.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)

New Albany Affairs Flight of a Fraud
New Albany. Aug. 28.
An impostor, named Dr. James Harvey Comstock, who defrauded a number of citizens of sundry amounts. In the aggregate reaching several hundred dollars, absconded today. He was an eye and ear doctor, and stopped long enough to recruit his purse.
Date: 1875-08-30; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel

New Albany Ledger Standard  21 Jan 1875 p  c 3: Marketable Men. Addition to the Roll of the Good Catches in Our Midst. As a Matter of Course They Will do to Tie to, A Lay Out of Good Looks and Rare Accomplishments.  Some of Them Already Sucked In. But Mostly Looking for Their Affluities. [sic] . . . [Mentions: Dr. Fergusson; Frank H. Dukes; Ed. B. Stoy; James H. Willard; Jim Campbell; W. A. Tuley; Frank Daggy; Hiram Wilson; Horace Kent; Harry Shields; Ash Gwin; Adam Himer]
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard 8 May 1875 p 4 c 4: New Albany in 1828 . . .  mentions Ben S. Tuley;  Benjamin Blackiston; Mathias Huncilman;  Abram Brown; William Stewart; James Davis;  Mason C. Fitch;  Elias Ayres; Obadiah Childs; Benjamin Adams; Jonathan Gandy; John Nicholson; John Payton; B. S. Tuley; D. Genung; J. Morton;  Samuel G.  Wilson; R. Comley; J. Lyon; Thomas Sinex; D. M. Hale; Harvey Scribner; Lathrop Elderkin; Peter Stoy; Edward Brown; H. B.; Shields; A. Abbey; H. Bogart; A. S. Burnett; Levi McDougal; James Duncan; S. Marsh; Peter Tellon; Wm. Clark; Charles Woodruff; Wm. Marsh; D. M. Hale; H. Scribner; Wm. Beeler; Benjamin Adams; Harvey Scribner; James W. Lyons; Abraham Brown; Matthew W. Byrn; John Stran; Richard Lonnon; Samuel Marsh; Charles Woodruff; M. M. Byrn; Ben S. Tuley.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Ledger Standard  3 May 1876 p4 c4:
The following named persons took out their naturalization papers yesterday and day before:  Frederick Pell, from England; Louis Caroro, Italy; Chas. Schwartz, Germany; John Buchiet, France; James Corbett, England; Louis Depurduain, France; Joseph Keehner, England; Joseph Jackson, England; Thos. Sedden, England; Thos. Leyland, England.
(Submitted by Sue Carpenter)

New Albany Ledger C 4 May 1876 p4 c4: New Albany Reminiscences. In the year 1830, over a half century ago, Apollos Hess kept tavern on Main street, in New Albany. About twenty men, mostly engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits, in what was then a straggling and sickly Western town, boarded with him. In one season of illness, more fatal even  than the average of the pestilences that were wont to sweep over the miasmatic portion of the half civilized country of Southern Indiana in those days, all the boarders died except five. Those five were: James G. Shields, Henry B. Shields, Alex S. Burnett, Mason C. Fitch, and Christopher Cole. There were then only three brick houses in the town. Mr. Fitch kept store in one of them, which had been built by Gen. Paxton, and the two Shields' clerked for him. Mr. Cole was clerking for Ebenezer Baldwin, who kept about such a stock as is now found in stores at country cross roads. Of the five named, Mr. Jas. B. Shields, of this city, Gen. A. S. Burnett, of San Francisco, and Mr. Christopher Cole, of Charlestown, are now living at a very ripe old age. At the time referred to, there was a large pond at our near where the Lower Market house now stands, and large lots could be bought in that vicinity for from $23 to $75. They run along a very low price until the old interNew Albany Ledger  improvement system was sprung, when they went up rapidly, and holders, who were wise enough to sell before the panic came, made a pile of money. Mr. Cole, who gave us the above notes, spent several years here at about that period, and fiNew Albany Ledger ly chose Charlestown as a much more promising and healthy point. Lots in the suburbs here, that would only bring the rates quoted, could be sold, if similarly situated at Charleston, for from five to ten times as much. But as steamboats and railroads were then unknown, it did not look so foolish in that day as it does in this.
(Contributed by Sue Carpenter)


New Albany Daily Ledger 25 Nov 1876 p 4 c 1: Real Estate Transfers: Trustees of New Albany Lodge No. 10 to Charles W. Lyndall; Sarah H. McKinney, et al., to George W. Scales, et al.; Jacob Klattenhoff by Seth W. Tuley
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Ledger Standard 23 Aug 1876 p 4 c 1: Marshals for the Kerr Funeral Ceremonies: The following named gentlemen are requested to serve as Assistant Marshals at the obsequies of the Hon. M. C. Kerr, late Speaker of the House of Representatives. Col. Wm. P. Davis. Capt. James Payton. Dr. George Cannon. James Pierce. Frank Dishman. Capt. M. M. Hurley. Dr. D. W. Voyles. John Briggs, Jr. John Horn, Jr. John Hahn. John H. Shrader. Wm. B. Richardson. Col. Thos. J. Jackson. Hon. James H. Rice. Dr. D. F. Furgusson. Thos. Hanlon. Henry Alers. Henry Terstegge. Seth Tuley. Dr. Robt. Knoefel. Chas. Fawcett. Anthony Day. J. K. Woodward, Jr. Hon J. H. Willard. B. F. Scribner, Chief Marshal.  Gen. Scribner requests the gentlemen announced as Assistant Marshals to n________ him of their acceptance at their earliest convenience. -- see also New Albany LedgerS 23 Aug 1876 p4 for several articles about funeral, flowers, etc.; see also 21 Aug 1876 p 4 c 5, 19 Aug 1876 p1, and 24 Aug 1876 p4 c3
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Ledger Standard 23 Feb 1877 p4 c2: About four thousand tombstones arrived here yesterday, to be placed in the National New Albany Ledger  Cemetery. Each stone is engraved with the name and regiment of the dead soldiers interred in the cemetery, so far as known.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard 19 Apr 1877 p 4 c 2: Mrs. Marion McRea, wife of Capt. Jordon S. McRea, is reported very ill of pneumonia at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Tuley, on Lower Main street.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard 20 Jun 1877 p 4 c 3: Mr. Seth Tuley Not Heard From Yet. . . . [not transcribed]
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard 19 Apr 1877 p 4 c 2: Mrs. Marion McRea, wife of Capt. Jordon S. McRea, is reported very ill of pneumonia at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Tuley, on Lower Main street.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Ledger Standard 19 Sep 1877 p4 c2: The furniture of the orphan's home is today being removed from the old home, the Park house, to the new DePauw home, corner Upper Third and Spring streets.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter


New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 23 Feb 1878 p 4 c1: Surviving Buena Vista Soldiers. The battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, was fought thirty-one years ago yesterday. Henry Lilly, of this city; Colonel Carr, of Charlestown; General Jeff. C. Davis and Henry Daily, of  Clark county, are the only living survivors of the battle, and they talked about it yesterday -- (Jeff reporter for Commercial)   In the above the Commercial violates the truth of history.  There are several in this city still living who were in the battle, besides hundreds of others throughout the county. Among those in this city are remembered: Gen. B. F. Scribner, Coil. W. W. Tuley, Capt. A. M. Jackson, Peter Wise, Thomas V. Stran, G. W. Lapping, Wesley Pierce, Alex M. Jackson, Capt. Rufus Reeves, W M. Carpenter, W. F. Eisley, W. J. Wisinger, D. D. Matlock, Fred Bower, C. Beck, H. J. Reamer, John McLaughlin, Conrad Miller, G. M. Smith, Berry Gwin, H. H. Pennington, G. Holmes Gwin, M . D. Warren, William Aiken, J. A. Wilson, Lieut. E. L. Pennington, Thomas Howard, Lieut. Philip Zenor, Capt. Frank McRea, Alexander F. Fishburn, Calvin Thompson, Thomas Crawford, Adam Clark, John James, Freedland Hastings, H. H. Sears, N. Norton, Levi Wilson, Thomas Bowman, Capt. Adam Knapp, and many others that memory fails to recall.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger Standard  27 Apr 1878 p4 c1: Mr. S. S. Marsh will be taken to the insane asylum at Indianapolis this afternoon, he having manifested a return of insanity. His many friends in the city will be glad to hear of his speedy restoration.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

"A Bug in His Ear.”
John Williams, the colored hostler at Shrader's stables, is in great distress with a bug in his ear. he laid down on the floor the other night, and the bug finding an orifice walked into the parlor, as did the fly, and there he sticks to the intense pain and utter disgust of J.W. John poured his listener full of sweet oil and then filled it up with coal oil, but that truck don’t seem to worry the bug at all. The bug don’t seem to know his way out, and that is what John despises about the matter.
New Albany Ledger-Standard. August 15, 1878. P 1 c 2.

New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 11 Mar 1878 p 4 c 2: Religious Resume, -- Showing the Spiritual and Numerical Condition of Several of the Churches, -- and all are admirable  [long article] German M. E. Church, Bank Street Baptist, Second Presbyterian, John Street, Third Presbyterian, Central Christian, Main Street M. E. Church, United Brethren Church; Rev. C. H. Little, Rev. Chas. Hutchinson, Elder Tully, Rev. L. N. Thompson, Rev. J. M. Fowler
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Ledger Standard 8 Jan 1879 p4 c2: The county has buried five persons since the 1st last. A child of Stephen Canty, a child of Mary Williams, John Darnel, Thomas Duffy, and Thomas Brady.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Ledger Standard  29 Oct 1879 p 4 c1:

Sheriff Sales.
Deputy Sheriff Henry Myers sold the following property at sheriffs sale this afternoon:
Property of Andrew Stites, at Galena, to Thomas Hanlon, house and two lots for $190.62
House and lot of Henry Sterritt on Lower Fourth street to Indiana Griggs for $300. Farm of Genl. W. Daily, in Franklin township, 100 acres, to Thomas Humphries $875.
The farm of Casper Weidman near Irish Catholic graveyard, 120 acrees to Dr. E. Newland $4,400.
House and lot of Robert McCutcheon on Lower Ninth street to Wm. and Elizabeth Broeker, executors of Conrad Broeker, for $55.07
House and lot of George Burns, on Upper Fifth street, sold to Phillip G. Schnieder, for $52765.
The Morris Morris farm, 411 acres, in Greenvile township, sold to Reuben P. Main for $8,000, and three lots in Greenville to same purchaser for $10, each.
(Submitted by Sue Carpenter)

New Albany Daily Ledger Standard, Monday, 4 Oct 1880 p 4 c 4: Judge D. W. Lafollette and Col. W. W. Tuley have been appointed administrators of the estate of the late Gamaliel Garrettson, qualifying in $80,000 bond. The person New Albany Ledger estate is valued at about $40,000. The valuation of the real estate has not been made.  New Albany Daily Ledger Standard, Tuesday, 26 Oct 1880 p4 c3: Notice of Appointment as Administrator. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed administrator of the estate of Gamaliel Garretson, deceased, Said estate is solvent. David W. Lafollette, Wm. W. Tuley, Administrators.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter


New Albany Daily Ledger Standard , Saturday, 9 Oct 1880 p4 c3: Naturalization Papers: The following parties have taken out naturalization papers since the 4th: George Love, England; John Westenberger, Germany; Nicholas Schmit, Germany; Louis Michael, Germany; Emil Von Klinkoorstrom, Germany.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 19 Jan 1880 p4 c1: Mr. Ed. Smith, the well-known marble cutter, has just completed and put up in the northern cemetery a very handsome monument and curbing around the burial lot of Mr. John H. Shrader, Jr. The monument is a solid shaft of Italian marble, twelve feet in height, beautiful in design and perfect in finish .
Contributed by Sue Carpenter


December 1, 1880 Special to the Sentinel:
On in a curious case in  the Floyd Circuit Court yesterday. Some years since one Fanny Dunn had a Illegitimate child by George Brock.  A suit for bastardy was instated, ponding which Brock and Miss Dunn were married.  Brock immediately  abandoned his wife without acknowledging the fathership of the child, Fanny subsequently obtained a divorce from Brock and married a Mr, Johnson. The recent suit was for bastardy and the maintenance of the child. Judge Fergerson held that the proof went to show that during the marriage relation Brock made no acknowledg- ment of the fathership of the child, such as the law contemplates that it is too late now such acknowledgment to avail in the care. The Court held that Brock was the father of the child, and It being a bastard he was chargeable with its support. It is said .that the case will go to the Supreme Court, It ts also said that Judge Ferguson's decision In this case will make an opening for quite  a number of similar cases in the Floyd Court.


Aged Men in Franklin Township, Floyd Co,, Indiana — 1882
Franklin Township
By the courtesy of John Pressler, assessor of Franklin Township, the Public Press furnishes its readers with a list of names of men of that township of the age of fifty years and over.

From Fifty to Sixty.
Aydelotte, Wm. Z.
Bowman, John
Farnsley, Gabriel
Hartman, Christoph
Knouse, Joseph
Sisson, John
Snider, Nelson A.
Sampson, John E.
Toops, Daniel
Bell, John H.
Farnsley, Joseph A.
Hahn, Christian
Henriott, John G.
Pressler, Harry
Stoy, Daniel B.
Smith, John
Toops, Asahel
Vaser, John
Wheeler, Ignatius


From Sixty to Seventy,
Brock, John
Bence, Hiram
Burres, Elias
Gillium Joseph
Hancock, John B.
Hittner, Albert
Jones, John
Rabe, Henry
Riley, John W.
Snider, George W.
Fans. George H.
Hardin, William H.
Hickman, John
Hunder, William H.
Keihn, August
Newman, Vachel
Reinhart, William
Snider, Joseph
Wattam, John
Wolfe, George H.

From Seventy to Eighty.
Gunn, Ira W.
Tabler, Asahel

From the New Albany Public Press 20 Dec 1882


New Albany Ledger  26 Jan 1883 p4 c3: A great revival is in progress under Rev. John L. Pitner at Trinity M. E. Church, Evansville. The Evansville JourNew Albany Ledger  contains a lengthy sketch of the life of Mr. Pitner and his success as a revivalist.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

New Albany Daily Ledger
NADL Friday 4 May 1883 p4 c2: Mrs. Mary Duncan, who lives on West Spring and Washington streets, is the owner of a sieve that is over one hundred years old. It was brought to this county by Michael Berger from Bourbon county, Ky., in 1811, and had been in the family over thirty years before their removal to Indiana. It is of good manufacture and in good preservation.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

NADL 31 May 1883 p4 c3: Mr. Austin Hough, of this city, has just completed a fine painting in water colors, on canvass 9 by 12 feet, representing “The Agony in the Garden,” for Father Dieckman, of St. Joseph Hill, to be placed in a niche of the Catholic church at that place. The painting reflects much credit upon Mr. Hough’s skill as an artist.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

NADL 31 May 1883 p4 c4: David Wolfe, an old and well known citizen of Georgetown township, is seriously ill.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

NADL 31 May 1883 p4 c4: Mrs. C. W. Parker, of Ke[n]osho, Wisconsin, is visiting Mrs. R. G. McCord, East Main street.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

NADL 31 May 1883 p4 c4: Rev. Jesse Bicknell, son of Judge G. A. Bicknell, of this city, will soon enter upon his duties as rector of the Episcopal church at Jeffersonville.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

NADL 31 May 1883 p4 c4: W. P Calvert, of Louisville, for many years connected with the old Louisville Journal, is dangerously ill at the residence of Dr. E. S. Crosier.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

NADL Mon., 28 May 1883 p4 c3: Woman’s Good Work. – The Temperance Industrial School, its Progress and Needs. – On Saturday evening a Ledger representative paid a visit to the Temperance Industrial School, organized under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. The purpose of this school is to provide instruction for poor children, as well as to teach them in such branches of industry as will afford them employment and enable them to grow up as useful members of society. The school has held its meetings on the second floor of the building at the southeast corner of Main and Pearl streets. It was organized November 25, 1882, by the election of Miss Martha Leyden as President, Mrs. Robert Pitt as Assistant, and Mrs. Georgie St. John as Secretary, all being teachers, and was opened with fourteen little boys and girls. The school has since then increased wonderfully, closing for the summer vacation on Saturday afternoon with 176 children on the register and 112 present at the closing exercises. The following ladies have been added to the list of teachers since the organization: Mrs. Lem. Tyre, Mrs. Hannah Deitz, Mrs. J. G. Harrison, Miss Sago, Misses Sallie and Neallie Dowling and Miss Maggie Alexander.     The closing exercises were very beautiful and interesting. The children were all neatly and cleanly dressed, and their bright faces showed that they were very happy. There was singing by the school and a prayer by Mrs. W. B. Jackson, Jr. Then followed a recitation by Etta Baxter; dialogue by Gertie Jackson and Daisy Green; song by Clara Brown and Francis Cook; recitation by Gertie Jackson and Albert Underwood; song, “School house in the Lane,” by six little girls; recitation by Etta Baxter; song, “When the Mists have Cleared Away,:” by eight little girls; dialogue by Clara Brown and Frances Cook; recitation by albert Underwood and song by the school.     Then followed a delicious treat of ice cream from Mrs. W. H. Stephens and a fine assortment of cake and candy, all which were greatly enjoyed by the scholars. The school was then given a vacation till the 1st Saturday in September.      This Industrial School meets every Saturday afternoon, and in the brief period it has been in operation has accomplished a great deal of good. The President and Manager, Miss Martha Leyden, stated that the school needed money for the purchase of industrial implements, such as small machines for turning, knitting machines,                scroll saws, etc., to enable the children to learn their use and thus secure for themselves a means of support. Funds are needed for other legitimate uses of the school. The good ladies named above are doing the work gratuitously and gladly. Of course the good citizens of New Albany will aid them, with the money necessary to carry it on. Donations of funds for the purpose may be addressed to Miss Martha Leyden, or handed to any of the ladies named above as officers and teachers. This announcement, it is certain, will be sufficient to supply all the funds needed. The school is doing a grand work. Let it be sustained.
Contributed by Sue P. Carpenter

Pensions
NADL 30 Dec 1887 p4 c2: Pensions have been issued to Martha, mother of Manifer Kepley, Georgetown; Elisabeth, widow of James F. Kinman, Petersburg; George C. Waterhouse, New Albany; America Noe, Mitchell; G. W. Blunk, Doolittle's Mills; G. W. Murry; Milltown. Increased: David Fried, Corydon; Michael Sohn, New Albany; Joseph Egert, Milltown; Samuel W. Schull, Princeton; Joseph H. Miller, Mitchell.
Contributed by Sue Carpenter

NAL 28 Apr 1888 p4 c3: Death, on April 27th, of Mrs. Jane Briggs, One of the Old Residents of New Albany— Jane Akins Briggs was born on historic ground—at Valley Forge, N. Y., . . . became Jane Briggs by her marriage on December 4, 1837, to the late John Briggs, . . . who preceded her to the grave on the 5th of May, 1886. She was born September 30, 1814. Mrs. Briggs came to New Albany with her husband from Norristown, Pennsylvania, where they were married, in 1838. From this city she and her husband went to Galena, where he engaged in business, and his business ventures caused them also to reside for a short time at Vallene, Orange county, and Fredericksburg Washington county. In 1850, they again took up their residence in New Albany, and from that home both have departed to eternal rest. Mrs. Briggs was a devoted wife . . . surviving children are: Mrs. Thaddeus F. Spence, Mrs. Sarah J. Hice, John S. Briggs, William Briggs and Benjamin A. Briggs. Three children preceded her to the grave--Charles A., Robert and Elizabeth Briggs. A number of grand children and great grand children are among her survivors. . . she would have been 74 years old on the 13th of next September. . . During the war her husband and herself were passengers on the Steamer Sunny Side, between Memphis and Cairo, when the boat took fire and burned to the water's edge. A large number of lives were lost. Mrs. Briggs, after floating over two miles down this river was finally rescued, but when taken from the water was thought to be dead. She was resuscitated, however, as was her husband, who was also very nearly dead.
[very long article, no other info] Contributed by Sue Carpenter


Bits and Pieces from the New Albany Daily Ledger Tuesday Evening, Jan. 3, 1888 p4 c2
Local Gatherings Musical concert at Orion Rink Thursday night by the Silver Band.
The Water Works Company has declared a semi-annual dividend of 5 per cent.
A Mexican war pension has been issued to Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, New Albany.
Coal from the Cannelton branch of the Air Line will begin to arrive in the city on Thursday.
George Evans, colored, who worked for Charles Dan, was buried at Jeffersonville this morning.
Dr. J. H. Lemon has platted and added to the city his ten acres in the north-western suburb of the city.
The depot of the O & M Railroad at Vincennes and Stone streets will be under roof by Saturday evening.
A valuable horse belonging to Frank A. Kraft, the well known furniture dealer, died this morning with colic.
Letters of guardianship have been granted B. F. Scribner on the persons and estates of G. H. T. and William C. Scribner.


Spider Hudderson, a colored convict, sent from Floyd county several months ago. has successfully shammed being deaf and dumb ever since he was in the institution until yesterday. when Prison Physician Sharp forced him to admit that he was shamming. He had not spoken a word for five years, making a living by working the sympathy racket.
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 1896 
Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, IN)  Volume: LXXIX  Issue: 48  Page: 5 

There are five hnndred pensioners in Floyd county drawing annuities. The quarterly pay roll amounts to $20.000.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 1891  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 2

Note: NADL New Albany Daily Ledger




 
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