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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

War With The Modoc – Indian Wars

Early April 16th, the Modoc had a big fire in their camp. Major Thomas dropped a shell directly into it, provoking a frantic war whoop, and causing the sudden extinguishing of the fire. Another shell was dropped in the same locality, and was followed by yells of pain and dismay. The Modoc then appeared and challenged the soldiers to come out and fight. Another shell was the answer, and they were driven back. At 4 o’clock A. M. , after another fight, the Modoc gave up the attempt to break through the line and retired. Scattering shots were fired on the men who attempted to advance on them. At 9 o’clock Gen. Gillem‘s command moved forward from the position gained on Tuesday, and soon occupied the ledge next to Jack’s camp. Col. Mason moved the right forward as rapidly as possible to form a junction with Gen. Gillem‘s left, cutting off the Modoc from the lake, their only source of water supply. The junction was affected at noon. At 2 p. m. the mortars were throwing shells within excellent range. Col Greene fell back behind the ledge, awaiting the Modoc, should the shells drive them out. After the firing the Modoc replied with yells. After the fifth shell there came a raking fire and a small party of men sprang out of the chasm and came into the lines amid a shower of bullets. The falling back was caused by the Modoc flanking and opening a crossfire. Col. Miller, attempting to form a junction with the Warm Spring Indians, missed them as he swung down into the great chasm with thirteen men, whereupon Miller...

Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence. The community loyalty and neighborly spirit that typifies this locality is our legacy from these early pioneers. Their sweat and toil made possible many luxuries that we of Washington County now enjoy. Their ambition and foresight resulted in far flung civic improvements that are of lasting benefit. SurnameGiven NameMiddle Name/TitleAddressCame FromDate Arrived AdamEffieMrs.WeiserIowaJuly, 1879 AdamsFrancisCambridgeCornwall, Eng.1874 AdamsRichardJWeiserCornwall, Eng.1874 AdamsVereWeiserNative1890 AdamsonRosaMidvaleKansas1884 AderBerthaMrs.MidvaleAugust, 1881 AderArthurWeiserMissouri1884 AllenClaudeMrs.Weiser1889 AllisonAlexBCambridgeNative1875 AndersonErnmaO. / Mrs.WeiserSweden1887 ApplegateWilliamWeiserOregon1878 BartonBarbaraS. / Mrs.WeiserMissouri1882 BartonCarrieMrs.Weiser1882 BartonMollieWeiserNative1885 BeierAmeliaMrs.WeiserUtah1882 BlackDoraMrs.WeiserMontana1888 BoydLillianHague / Mrs.MidvaleNative1881 BradshawWalterWeiserIllinois1884 BranchBS. / Mrs.MidvaleNative BrooksArthurSWeiserNative1873 BuhlThomasCambridge1869 CalwhiteMaeSalingWeiserNative1883 CalwhiteMartinWeiserGermanySept. 1887 CanaryLizzieMrs.WeiserMontana1881 CarpbbellLenaWeiserNative1882 CarrickBertCambridgeKansas1882 ConnellMaryMrs.WeiserIndiana1880 CopeBenWeiserNative1882 CorbettJRWeiserNative1883 CornettOllieJones / Mrs.MidvaleNative1879 CornettIsaacWMidvaleOregon1882 CousensWJWeiserSept. 1882 CowinsLewisWeiserCalifornia1887 CoxAliceMrs.Cambridge1881 CrowellLoraCravenWeiserNative1880 DalyCarrieM. / MrsWeiserOregonApril 1884 DaytonMaryWeiserJerusalem, Idaho1878 DevennyGeoMrs.WeiserNative1884 DickersonL.M. / MrsWeiserBoise1869 DickersonLMWeiserKansas1877 DodgeMaybelleBrooksWeiserNative1868 DonartGeorgeWeiserNative1890 EcclesWilliamHCambridge1886 EdlinLauraWilsonWeiserIllinois1886 ElliottAndrewWeiserOregon1887 EshomEmmaF. / Mrs.WeiserKansas1875 EvansDudleyMidvaleAugust, 1881 EvansJohnMidvaleNative1882 FavreLouisMidvaleOregon1889 GallowayFrancisHWeiserNative1871 GallowayAFWeiserNative1877 GallowayGuyWeiserNative1880 GallowayKatherineWeiserNative1882 GilderoyGeorgeWeiserIllinoisJuly, 1871 GilderoyNA. / AllieWeiserNative1875 GilderoyMaryMrs.WeiserOregon1878 GlascockGeorgeWeiserNative1882 GrayClaraE. / Mrs.WeiserOregonSpring, 1872 GrayThomasWWeiserNativeJuly, 1882 GrimmettWilliamWeiserOregon1883 HagueGeorgeWeiserNative1888 HarrisFrankJudgeWeiserCalifornia1880 HarrisNettieO. / Mrs.WeiserOklahoma1881 HauntzHJWeiserMissouriJuly, 1882 HemenwayJB. / Sr.WeiserUtah1880 HemenwayJB. / Sr.WeiserNative1881 HixonCL. / Dr.WeiserKansas1882 HoffstatterMaryCambridgeNebraska1879 HopkinsLeeAWeiserOhio1889 HopkinsVernonJWeiser1889 HopperRA. / Mrs.WeiserMissouri1876 HopperJohnMMidvaleAugust, 1883 HubbardJW. / Mrs.WeiserSept. 1882 HubbardCoraAWeiserIllinois1882 HubbardJWWeiserOregon1886 JacksonAlexWeiserMissouri1890 JonesMaryMrs.Native1872 JonesIda.WeiserKansas1875 JonesAJWeiserMissouri1878 KeithleySAMidvale1876 KeithleySA. / Mrs.MidvaleMissouri1881 KeithleySarahMrs.MidvaleMissouri1881 KeithleySeppie.MidvaleMissouri1881 KeithlyEffieMrs.Midvale1881 KimballSallieR. / Mrs.WeiserNative1877 KiserCharlesAWeiserColorado1881 KorupFranz.WeiserGermany1888 LaffertyZellaMrs.WeiserNative1884 LanningRebecca.WeiserKansas1891 LedingtonCalvin.MidvaleKansas1883 LedingtonCal.MidvaleKansas1883 LinderMinnieMrsMidvaleUtah1870 LinderThosMMidvaleColoradoSept. 1875 LinderRoseMidvale1877 LinderRoseGrosecloseMidvale1877 MadisonDave.Weiser1880 MartinDoraKelly / Mrs.WeiserNative1876...

Genealogy of Garriot K. Broyles

Broyles, Bruhls, Broils,Broiles originated from northwestern Germany. There are two towns one of which is Bruhl along the west side of the Rhine River. The largest community has an 18th century castle called Augustburg. The archbishop of Cologne had created the town in 1285. The family Brohl had lived in the area as early as the 14th century as in 1332 one Brohl had received a coat of arms. Some of the Broyles family came to America in 1717 to Culpepper, Virginia. The first was John Broyles who had several sons who were the ancestors for many of the Broyles today. The Broyles story here begins with the first one who came to Shelby County, Illinois. There has been much difficulty trying to pinpoint the ancestry of Garriot K. Broyles’ parents. His ancestry will be printed in a later volume. Garriot K. Broyles was born circa 1810 in Madison Coop Virginia. He had one known brother Ephraim and one sister Martha. In later years Garriot stated on his second marriage application that he was the son of Moses and Susannah Broyles, Garriot married Eunice V. Wayman on 22 December 1831 in Madison Co., Virginia. Eunice was the probable daughter of John Henry and Margaret Frances Wayman. Apparently the Broyles family lived near Harrisonburg, Virginia since one of their sons was born there. Sometime in 1858 the family moved to Shelby Co., Illinois. Garriot bought a mortgage from Zee D. Nichols for $150 for ten acres in Sec 4 T 10 R 3 E in Dry Point Township. Garriot and his wife Eunice were still there in 1868 when his...

Biographical Sketch of Presley Anderson

Presley Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth Steele, settled in Montgomery Co., Ky., in 1779. Their children were John A. S., James, William, Presley, Jr., Lucy, and Eliza. John A. S., better known as Captain Jack, was a remarkable man in his day, and is well remembered by the old citizens of Montgomery and Callaway counties. We give his history elsewhere. Presley, Jr., married Euphemia Jones, of Tennessee, and settled first in Warren Co., Mo., in 1814, from whence he removed to Montgomery County in 1817, and settled near Brush creek. He brought his family to Missouri on pack-horses, and they occupied Robert Ramsey’s house, near Marthasville, soon after the murder of the family of the latter. The blood was still upon the-floor when they went into the house, and Mrs. Anderson scoured it up before they put their furniture in. During the Indian war Mr. Anderson served as a ranger in Capt. Hargrove’s company, in Illinois. He was a devout Methodist, and the preachers of that denomination held services in his house for many years. The names of his children were Presley, Jr., Joseph, James, William, John, Margaret, Lucy, Elizabeth, and Eliza. James Anderson married Eliza Journey, of St. Charles County, and settled on Brush creek, in Montgomery County. He afterward removed to St. Louis County, where he died. Eliza Anderson married John Dabney, who settled near Middletown in...

Slave Narrative of Sarah Wilson

Person Interviewed: Sarah Wilson Place of Birth: Summers County, Tennessee Date of Birth: 1851 Age: 86 I was born in 1851, makes me 86 years old. I was born in Middle Tennessee, Summers County. My mother was put on a block and sold from me when I was a child. I don’t remember my father real good. Sister Martha, Sister Sallie, nor Sister Jane wasn’t sold. But my brother John was. My mother’s name is Pachel Donnahue. We lived in a log hut. The white folks lived in a frame white building sitting in a big grove yard. Old master owned a big farm. We ate molasses, bread and butter and milk in wooden bowls and crumbled our bread up in it. Old master had big smokehouses of meat. Dey ate chickens, possums and coons, and my old auntie would barbecue rabbits for de white folks. We ate ash cakes too. I washed dishes, swept de yard, and kept de yard clean wid weed brush brooms. I never earned no money. All de slaves had gardens, and chickens too. My auntie, dey let her have chickens of her own and she raised chickens, and had a chicken house and garden down in de woods. I remember in time of de war dey’d send me down in de woods to pick up chips and git wood. All de men had gone to de army. One morning and t’was cold dey sent me down in de woods and my hands got frostbitten. All de skin come off and dey had to tie my hands up in roasted turnips. Sallie she had...

Slave Narrative of Robert Howard

Interviewer: Anna Pritchett Person Interviewed: Robert Howard Location: Indiana Place of Birth: Clara County, Kentucky Date of Birth: 1852 Place of Residence: 1840 Boulevard Place Federal Writers’ Project of the W.P.A. District #6 Marion County Anna Pritchett 1200 Kentucky Avenue FOLKLORE ROBERT HOWARD-EX-SLAVE 1840 Boulevard Place Robert Howard, an ex-slave, was born in 1852, in Clara County, Kentucky. His master, Chelton Howard, was very kind to him. The mother, with her five children, lived on the Howard farm in peace and harmony. His father, Beverly Howard, was owned by Bill Anderson, who kept a saloon on the river front. Beverly was “hired out” in the house of Bill Anderson. He was allowed to go to the Howard farm every Saturday night to visit with his wife and children. This visit was always looked forward to with great joy, as they were devoted to the father. The Howard family was sold only once, being owned first by Dr. Page in Henry County, Kentucky. The family was not separated; the entire family was bought and kept together until slavery was abolished. Interviewer’s Comment Mr. Howard seems to be a very kind old man, lives in the house for aged colored people (The Alpha Home). He has no relatives, except a brother. He seems well satisfied living in the home. Submitted January 10, 1938 Indianapolis,...

Biography of Rev. John A. Anderson

Rev. John A. Anderson, so long identified with the work of the Presbyterian Church at Junction City, and, while a resident of that place, with the affairs of Congress, of which he was a member, had a remarkable experience for a elergyman. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1853, Benjamin Harrison being his roommate for a time. Mr. Anderson began his ministerial work at Stockton, California, in 1857, and is said to have preached the first union sermon on the Pacific coast. In 1860 the state legislature of California elected him trustee of the state insane asylum. Two years later he was appointed chaplain of the Third California Infantry, and in that capacity he accompanied General Connor’s expedition to Salt Lake City. As correspondent and agent of the United States Sanitary Commission for California his first duty was to act as relief agent of the Twelfth army corps. He was next transferred to the central office at New York. In 1864, when General Grant began moving toward Richmond, Mr. Anderson was made superintendent of transportation and had charge of six steamboats. At the close of the campaign he served as assistant superintendent of the canvas and supply department at Philadelphia and edited a paper ealled the Sanitary Commission Bulletin. When the war closed he was transterred to the history burean of the commission at Washington, remaining there one year collecting data and writing a portion of the history of the commission, and in 1866 he was appointed statistician of the Citizens’ Association of Pennsylvania. In February, 1868, Mr. Anderson secepted a call from the Presbyterian Church at...

Slave Narrative of John Anderson

Interviewer: Byers York Person Interviewed: John Anderson Location: Kentucky Place of Birth: Clinton County PA A story resulting from an interview with John Anderson, an old Negro slave: “I was born in Pennsylvania, on Shiptown road, Clinton County, close to Mercersberg. When I was growing up my mammy always believed in making her own medicine, and doctored the whole family with the roots she dug herself. She use to bile down the roots from may-apple, snake root and blood root, and make her medicine. This was good for the blood and keep us from gettin’ sick. While the wah was goin’ on, the soldiers were campin’ all about us and when they heer’d the Gray’s was comin’ they got ready for battle, and when they did come they fit’ em back, and they made their stand at Harpers Ferry, Va., and had a hard battle there. My mammy was scared of the Gray’s and when she heer’d they was comin’, would hide us three boys in some white folks cellar until they was gone. They would take all the young niggahs with them they could get hold of, and soon as they’d gone, we would go back home. When the wah was over, me and some boys went over to the battlefield and foun’ a calvary gun which I had for years. We lived in a log cabin on a farm and worked for a farmer in the fields while my mammy worked in the house for the white folks. We had lots of things that is good and bad...
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