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Early Incidents in the Mississippi Territory

Napoleon Bonaparte had turned his eagle eye to the rich province of Louisiana, and it was ceded by Spain to France. He contemplated its occupation, with a large army, and probably entertained designs of conquest against portions of the United States; but, becoming deeply involved in wars with the whole of Europe, he reluctantly relinquished these intentions, and ceded Louisiana to the United States for sixty millions of francs. Governor Claiborne, with a large number of emigrants, who had already flocked to Natchez from all parts of the Union for the purpose of occupying Louisiana, sailed down the Mississippi, with Wilkinson and his forces, and took formal possession of the city of New Orleans, in behalf of the United States. He had been appointed the Governor of the Louisiana Territory. He left the people of the Mississippi Territory duly impressed with a deep sense of obligation for his valuable public services. Cato West, the Territorial Secretary, discharged the executive duties until his successor arrived. The distance of Natchez from the Tombigby was so great that Congress authorized the President to appoint an additional Superior Court Judge for the benefit of the people settled upon that river. The Hon. Harry Toulmin was selected. He was born at Taunton, in England, the 7th April 1766, and descended from a learned and respectable family. He became a pastor of the Unitarian church, at Chowbert, in Lancashire, in 1788, where he occupied a prominent position, officiating before a congregation of a thousand hearers. Becoming an object of suspicion to the government, it determined to silence not only his efforts, but those of every...

Slave Narrative of George Scruggs

Interviewer: L. Cherry Person Interviewed: George Scruggs Location: Calloway County, Kentucky Place of Birth: Murray, Kentucky Story of Uncle George Scruggs, a colored slave: I wuz a slave befo de wa. My boss, de man dat I b’long to, wuz Ole Man Vol Scruggs. He wuz a race hoss man. He had a colod boy faw evy hoss dem days and a white man faw evy hoss, too. I wuz bawn rite here in Murry. My boss carrid me away frum here. I thought a heap uv him and he though a heap uv me. I’d rub de legs uv dem hosses and rode dem round to gib em excise. I wuz jes a small boy when my boss carrid me away from Murry. My boss carrid me to Lexinton. I staid wid Ole Man Scruggs a long time. I jes don no how long. My boss carrid me to his brother, Ole Man Finch Scruggs. He run a sto and I had to sweep de flo uv de sto, wash dishes and clean nives and falks evy day. Ole Man Finch Scruggs carrid my uncle up thar wen Ole Vol carrid me. Ole Man Finch Scruggs liv’d at a little town called Clintinvil on tuther side uv Lexinton. Wen Ole man Vol Scruggs marid, he take me away from Old Man Finch Scruggs and carrid me to liv wid him. I wuz den wid my ole boss again. He den hired me to wuk faw a docta in Lexinton. My job wuz to clean up his ofis and wen he went out en de cuntry, he took me...

Biography of William M. Malone

Among the enterprising, capable and successful business men who have contributed substantially to the material growth and prosperity of Vinita is numbered William M. Malone, who as manager of the Vinita Building & Loan Association has developed the largest financial institution in northeastern Oklahoma. He was the author of important legislation in this connection which has greatly promoted the success of the various associations of this character throughout the state and has become widely recognized as a leader in the field in which he is operating. Mr. Malone is a native of Ohio. He was born in Jackson County on the 24th of July, 1870, and is a great-grandson of Edmond Malone, whose history of Shakespeare and his works, in eleven volumes, is regarded by many as the best ever published. His great-grandfather became one of the founders of the city of Malone, New York. His parents were Rev. S. M. and Virginia Malone, the former for fifty years a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. When four years of age William M. Malone was taken by his parents to Warrensburg, Missouri, and after completing his public school course he attended the State Normal School of that place and Spaulding’s Commercial College at Kansas City, Missouri. When twenty years of age he began teaching in the public schools of Missouri, devoting six years to that profession, and later he engaged in the newspaper brokerage business, owning and editing papers in Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana. Success attended his efforts in that connection and at one time he was the owner of seven papers. In 1906 he turned his attention...

Malone Ruth Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Ruth Malone, who has been a resident of Cove for a number of years, died Tuesday afternoon following a short illness. Funeral services were held at Cove this afternoon at the Baptist church, and the burial took place in the Cove cemetery. Mr. Malone was in North Powder on his way to Baker, the home of Mrs. Dora Miller, a sister of Mrs. Malone. Mrs. Miller was to return to Cove with him to attend the funeral services. Mr. Malone stopped in North Powder to inform friends of the death of his wife. Mrs. Malone was born Mar. 30, 1869, and was 62 years of age at the time of death. She is survived by her husband; a son, William, of La Grande; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Richardson, and a sister, Eveline Millman, of Cove, and a sister, Mrs. Miller, of Baker. Another sister and three brothers who live in the east also survive her. North Powder News Friday, March 11,...

Thomas George Malone

1st Lt., Inf., Co. L, 1st Div., 28th Regt.; of Durham County; son of M. M. and Mrs. M. M. Malone. Husband of Mrs. Ellie Malone. Entered service Dec. 4, 1910, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Hoboken, N. J. Sailed for France Sept. 31, 1917. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Dec. 24, 1917; 1st Lt. Jan. 12, 1918. Fought at Cantigny, Soissons, Belleau Woods, Verdun. Wounded at Cantigny and Verdun July 3, 1918. Nature of wound, shrapnel. Gassed and M. G. bullet. Sent to Base Hospital No. 20, Base No. 12, Base No. 19, Base No. 13, Base No. 1. Was in service 1910 until June, 1919. Returned to USA April 24, 1919. Mustered out at Convalescent Center, Taylor, Ky., June 24,...

W. H. Malone

Corpl., General Service, Inf. Born in Person County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Malone. Husband of Mrs. Vera Malone. Entered the service May 10, 1917, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Thomas and transferred from there to Greensboro, N.C., and Transferred to Fort Thomas. Was on recruiting duty for three months in Bureau War Work Insurance at Fort Thomas, Ky., Dec. 18,...

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