Location: Brown County OH

Beasley Family Cemetery Records, Brown County, Ohio

(Loc. 4 mi. N. of Aberdeen on Rt. 763 and East Fork Rd.) BEASLEY Anna, d. 7 Dec. 1841, ae. 61 yrs. Wife of Benjamin. Benjamin, d. 24 July 1851, ae. 78 yrs., 7 mos., 11 days. Husband of Anna. Benjamin Jr., d. 16 Dec. 1844, ae. 39 yrs. John T., d. 3 June 1821, ae. 25 yrs. Julian, d. 10 Mar. 1822, ae. 6 yrs. Lucinda, d. 17 Sept. 1829, ae. 26 yrs. Mary, d. 1 Sept. 1813, ae. 56 yrs. GRIMES Infant dau. b. 1869 of W. H. and E. A. Ola Bell, b. 8 May 1857, dau. of W. H. and E. A., d. 12 June 1861. Sally, b. 22 May 1860, dau. of W. H. and E. A., d. 6 Aug. 1861. William H. b. 4 July 1827, d. 8 Feb. 1873, ae. 46 yrs. LANE Infant son of A. F. and M., d. 7 Mar. 1880, ae. 1 mo. RIGGS Nora A., b. 29 Jan. 1873, dau. of S. N. and —–Kuzzue, d. 15 Feb....

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Slave Narrative of Arnold Gragston

Interviewer: Martin Richardson Person Interviewed: Arnold Gragston Location: Eatonville, Florida Age: 97 (Verbatim interview with Arnold Gragston, 97-year old ex-slave whose early life was spent helping slaves to freedom across the Ohio River, while he, himself, remained in bondage. As he put it, he guessed he could be called a ‘conductor’ on the underground railway, only we didn’t call it that then. I don’t know as we called it anything – we just knew there was a lot of slaves always a-wantin’ to get free, and I had to help ’em.”) “Most of the slaves didn’t know when they was born, but I did. You see, I was born on a Christmas mornin’ – it was in 1840; I was a full grown man when I finally got my freedom.” “Before I got it, though, I helped a lot of others get theirs. Lawd only knows how many; might have been as much as two-three hundred. It was ‘way more than a hundred, I know. “But that all came after I was a young man – ‘grown’ enough to know a pretty girl when I saw one, and to go chasing after her, too. I was born on a plantation that b’long to Mr. Jack Tabb in Mason County, just across the river in Kentucky.” “Mr. Tabb was a pretty good man. He used to beat us, sure; but...

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Biography of Jesse A. Tolerton

JESSE A. TOLERTON. There are few enterprise which contribute a larger quota to the convenience of the residential and transient public than the well-appointed livery stable. A prominent one in Forsyth is that conducted by Mr. Jesse A. Tolerton who enjoys a widespread reputation, and the city may congratulate herself upon the presence of such an honorable man of business. Although young in years he possesses an unlimited amount of energy and sound judgment, and has already obtained a good start in the world. His is the only livery stable in Taney County, and he is doing a good business. Our subject came to Forsyth when a small boy, and since the age of twelve years has made his own way in life. Possessed of industrious habits and a genial, happy disposition, he made friends wherever he made his home and the people of Forsyth were not slow in recognizing his true worth. After coming to Forsyth he worked for his board and attended the Forsyth schools, and in this manner received a good business education. Later he started a small feed stable, and meeting with success in this, began buying horses. Since then he has met with good success and owns the stable property and a number of lots on the public square. He has good stock and all the necessary vehicles for a first-class barn. At the...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry King

It is not the rule for men to follow the trade or profession to which they are best adapted and to achieve the dominant ambition of their lives. This inclination and result can in absolute truth be said of Capt. Henry King. He learned the printer’s trade because the attraction was irresistible, and advanced from the composing room and hand press to the editorial desk because he must have foreseen the work he was best fitted to do. His taste and capacity were for writing, a natural force impelling him to reduce the workings of his mind to written form–and it was real writing, for he never used a stenographer or typewriter, and his “copy” was the perfection of chirography. As a young man he published and edited a weekly newspaper at his home town, LaHarpe, Illinois. This work was interrupted by a four years’ service in the army in 1861-65. Returning from the army, he engaged in a profitless mercantile business, and studied law, but all the time there was a ceaseless call to write, and he was soon working on the Daily Whig, at Quincy, Illinois, of which he became editor. Later, in 1869, he removed to Topeka, where in turn he edited the State Record, the Commonwealth and the Capital. From the latter post he went to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, in 1883, first as contributing editor,...

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Biography of Augustus M. Evans

Augustus M. Evans. In the administration of the affairs of county government the duties of few offices are more important than are those of the sheriff. To occupy this position acceptably the incumbent must be a man of unquestioned courage, for even in the most law abiding communities he is frequently called upon to face situations demanding quick, decisive and fearless action; he must possess no inconsiderate amount of detective ability, to be used in the solving of perplexing cases, and he must, withal, be a man of executive ability and force of character in order to inspire respect in his community. Champaign County is fortunate in the possession of a capable sheriff who measures up to the standard set above. Augustus M. Evans has held the shrievalty since 1914, and prior to that time had gained much experience in the office of deputy. He is a former newspaper man and well known to the people of the county who have watched his good official work with satisfaction. Augustus M. Evans was born in Brown County, Ohio, May 22, 1867, and is a son of George M. and Elizabeth A. (Park) Evans, both of whom were born in the Buckeye State. The family came to Champaign County about the year 1868, settling first at Tolono, where George M. Evans followed the trade of carpenter. In 1882 he removed with...

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Callahan, Daniel Peter – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Daniel P. Callahan Laid To Rest Daniel Peter Callahan, old time resident of Joseph, passed away in the Marshall nursing home in La Grande Sunday evening, Aug. 3. He was born Dec. 11, 1866, at St. Martin’s, Brown County, Ohio, the son of Hugh and Anna Callahan. He came to Joseph in 1903 and was a resident of this county from that time until 1946 when he was hospitalized in La Grande. Mr. Callahan had been a prospector and preferred the outdoor life. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Cook of Portland, and Mrs. Sarah McDerrnott, Chicago, Ill., and by a nephew, W. J. Cook of Portland. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock in La Grande with Father Charles in charge. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery in La Grande. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday August 7, 1947 Front...

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Biography of George H. Long

George H. Long is a business man of Kansas City, Kansas, where he has been located for the past eight years. As an undertaker he has built up a large clientage on the basis of thorough and competent service, and has given to that profession the best of his energies and his conscientious study for a number of years. Mr. Long is a native of Ohio, born September 30, 1875, at Ripley in Brown County. He was the oldest of the five children of James A. and Jemima (Fluharty) Long. Both parents were natives of Ohio. James A. Long had a brother, John, two years older. They were left motherless when children, and their father, George Long, soon afterward determined to seek a home in Kansas. He came out to the state by ox team and wagon and married here and soon after getting his home established he went back to Ohio to get his children. On returning to Kansas he found that his second wife had died during his absence, and he himself fell a victim to cholera about 1854. His children, James and John, went back to Ohio and were reared there by separate families. John was in the regular army, was injured during service in the West against the Indians, and his subsequent record became lost to the family. James A. Long was a lumberman in...

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Biography of Joseph Kennedy Hudson, General

Gen. Joseph Kennedy Hudson. One of the ablest soldiers of Kansas and most determined fighter for the free-state movement, the late General Hudson will have a lasting fame not only for what he did in the trying years of Kansas’ youth, but also as founder and for many years editor of the Topeka Capital. It was his resourcefulness as a practical newspaper man and his wonderful ability as an editor and molder of public opinion that gave the Capital its wide influence and standing as a journal, and the history of the Kansas Press had no more notable figure than Joseph Kennedy Hudson. It is not the purpose of this article to describe in detail the history of the Topeka Capital. That belongs to other pages. But something should be said of General Hudson’s personal relations with that journal and also of his ability and personality as an editor. It was in 1873 that he purchased the Kansas Farmer and moved it from Leavenworth to Topeka. He continued to edit and publish this paper until 1879. In March of the latter year he began the publication of the Topeka Daily Capital, now owned by Governor Capper. To the task of making a metropolitan daily paper with at least a state wide influence, General Hudson brought keen foresight, rare judgment, magnificent courage and a fund of energy and endurance that...

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Biography of Francis Marion Abbott

Francis Marion Abbott. Prominent among the men who have been helpful factors in the development of Southeastern Kansas, is found Francis Marion Abbott, president of the Neosho Valley Bank, of Chanute. Mr. Abbott came to Neosho County in 1867 as a veteran of the Civil war, and for many years was engaged in farming, and at the same time lent his aid in various ways to the building up of this part of Kansas, where the best years of his life have been spent and where his enviable success had been gained. Whether as agriculturist, banker, public official or private citizen, he had always had the respect and confidence of his fellow-townsmen. Mr. Abbott was born in Brown County, Ohio, August 24, 1841, and is a son of John Milton and Viletta (Newman) Abbott. His grandfather, John Abbott, was born in England, and as a young man emigrated to the United States, locating in Brown County, Ohio, where he became the owner of a good farm, and where his death occurred before the birth of his grandson. John Milton Abbott was born in 1820, in Brown County, Ohio, and was there educated, reared on a farm, and married. In 1850 he removed to Grant County, Indiana, on the Miami Reservation, where he took up a tract of 160 acres of school land. He was an industrious and enterprising farmer...

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Mock, Herbert – Obituary

Two Die When Car Skids On Higway Ernest Pulliam was killed instantly and Herbert Mock fatally injured when Pullam’s car skidded in soft gravel near Unity, between Baker and Huntington Friday of last week. Mock died a few hours after the accident in a Baker hospital. Pullam was a resident of Boise, while Mock was known to have been a resident of Sardinia, Ohio. Two other men riding in the car escaped with minor injuries. North Powder News Saturday, February 27,...

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Roll Of Capt Elijah Martin’s Company

(Probably from Brown County) Served from February 1, until August 12, 1813. Capt. Elijah Martin Lieut. Jacob Jacobs Lieut. Zechariah Riggs Ensign, Joseph Stewart Sergt. David Flaugher Sergt. Henry Hawk Sergt. William Yates Sergt. Archibald Parker Sergt. William Dixon Sergt. James Higgins Corp. Richard Brown Corp. John Hawk Corp. Henry Haidesty Musiclan, Jeremiah Martin Privates Brown, William Churin, Thomas R Cochran, Jacob Cooper, John Creed, Mathew Davis, Henson Dixon, David Dixon, John Dixon, William Dougherty, Samuel Douglas, Samuel Findley, James Fisher, George Flaugher, Henry Flaugher, Jacob Flauglar, David Forbus, William Gibson, Thomas Godfrey, James Gotliffe, John S Hawk, Phillip Higgins, James Hughes, William Jones, William Lathen, James Leachman, Thomas Linn, John McFerron, David Middlesworth, James Middletown, Thomas Newell, Robert Page, David Panmire, Ellis Panner, James Panner, William Parker, Archibald Riley, Benjamin Savage, John Sharp, Isaac Staton, Hill Stephens, Samuel D Stewart, Joseph Wallace,...

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Biographical Sketch of Gideon Minor

Gideon Minor, farmer; P. O. Oakland; born in Brown Co., Ohio, Aug. 16, 1818; he emigrated with his parents to Kentucky at 4 years of age, where he attended school and engaged in farming until 14 years of age, when he emigrated to East Oakland Tp., Coles Co., in May, 1832; his father purchased 120 acres of land in the timber, and after clearing the timber during the summer, died in the following fall; the duty of managing the farm then fell upon the subject of this sketch, who worked it until 1844, when his mother disposed of the above and purchased eighty acres of prairie, and the following year her decease occurred; Mr. Minor purchased his present place in the spring of 1864, which contains 160 acres, and where he has since lived. His marriage with Nancy Powers was celebrated Nov. 25, 1847; she was born in Butler Co., Ohio, Aug. 30, 1830; she was the daughter of D. B. Powers, one of the early settlers of this county, and whose biography appears in this work; they have one child by this union-George A. Minor, born April 3, 1849. Mr. Minor has held various township offices, and at present holds the office of Township...

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Biographical Sketch of Moore, O. S.

Moore, O. S. proprietor of the Golden Rule steam flouring-mills. These mills were erected in 1880, size of which are 32×52 feet and 45 feet high, built of stone, capacity is 100 barrels in twenty-four hours, cost is $22,000. They do an exchange business only in custom work. They employ six men besides their own help. Mr. O. S. Moore first came to Bunker Hill in August 1878. He was born in Brown County, Ohio in 1848; was raised and educated in Rush County, Ind.; family moving there in 1854. Married in 1879 to Miss Carrie S. Edwards, of Binghamton, N. Y. They have two children: Jessie G. and an infant son not yet named. He is a member of Russell Lodge No. 115, I. O. O....

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