January 7, 1848
Jacob Perkins sends letter to parents in Monmouth from Mexico City, dated October 27, 1847, describing conditions and war. He was wounded in arm and legs.
Warren Co.: Harriet L. Roberts vs. Ezra E. Roberts. (non-resident) Divorce.
All persons having claims against the estate of Achilles Shannon, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present than to D. Edgerton, Ad m. by March next.
Warren Co. Bill in Chancery: Orin Camp vs. David Strickland (non-resident), Benjamin Strickland. (non-resident).
Married on Swan Creek by Cyrus F. Sisson, Esq. on 23 December, Mr. Stephen Pierce to Miss Elizabeth Hanan.
Horse Stolen or strayed from Wm. Bradshaw living one mile east of New London.
Daniel McNeil was charged with altering county records and negligence in office. Hearing called with James Drain, Pres; John B. Junken, Josiah Whitman. Daniel McNeil, Clerk; John Brown, Sheriff. James D. McLean, Esq. stated that the clerk had refused to swear Justice of the Peace election in August. Persons sworn to testify in the case: Jesse Riggs, David C. Drain, James D. McLean, E.S. Swinney, Alexander Davidson, Henry E. Gilbert, John Shaki. He was acquitted of all illegal design; people demanded more care of papers to be taken. Henry E. Haley, Erastus Rice and Francis Smith spoke on behalf of defendant. Detailed transcription of hearing.
Married in Monmouth on 6th January, by Walter Earp, Esq., Mr. Andrew R. Halliwill to Miss Anne Marie Rhyleerk.
Died in Oquawka on 3rd of January of measles, Rebecca Ellen, only daughter of Mr. Osborn, age 4y. Only a few years ago, he followed the remains of his companion to the grave.
Knox Co: Peter Cackler, Isaac Cackler, Silas Van Winkle and Hester Van Winkle, his wife; vs. Christian Cackler, Samuel Cackler, George W. Cackler, Anna Cackler, William Baxter and Mary Baxter. Petition to partition real estate belonging to John Cackler, late of Knox Co. Defendants all non-residents.
All persons having claims against the estate of Jacob Thurman, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present them to James Darnell, Adm. by March next.
Married on 27th ult, by Rev. Wm. K. Stewart, Charles L. Armsby to Effie P. Grant.
Married same day one mile west of Monmouth by Erastus Rice, Esq., Mr. John Black to Miss Anne Weaver.
Married 10th ult, by Rev. Alex'r Davidson, Mr. Jas. Means to Miss Sarah L. Lucas.
Married 13th ult. in Greenbush by James D. Smith, Esq., Mr. Jesse W. Bond, Jr. to Miss Sarah E. Terry.
N.A. Rankin and Jeremiah Massie will dissolve partnership by mutual consent.
All persons having claims against the estate of George Lowman, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present them to Joshua Lawman, Adm. by April next.
February 11, 1848
Ezekiel Kent, Jr. was honorably discharged from Capt. Stapp's Co. of Illinois Vol. upon a Surgeon's Certificate and returned to Monmouth where he died at the house of his brother-in-law yesterday evening. He was a member of the Monmouth Lodge and a Free Mason. Written February 2 by Lt. Lanphere.
Married near Little York on 21st ult. by William S. Weir, Esq., Mr. Harnson Boyd to Miss Mary Anne Reynolds.
Died suddenly at Olena in Henderson Co. on 5th inst., Robert Kendall, Esq., Postmaster, aged about 60 years.
Died at Albany, Georgia, on 9th Jan, Mrs. Rosannah J. Swinney, consort of Andrew Jackson Swinney, and daughter of Mr. John Jackson of Knox Co. Illinois.
All persons having claims against the estate of James Godfrey, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present them to Enoch Godfree, Adm. by April next.
All persons having claims against the estate of Daniel Young, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to John Young, Adm. by April next.
Margaret Townsend and James A. Bundy will petition court to sell real estate of Daniel Townsend, deceased, of Knox Co.
Reward offered by Clement Pierce of Hat Grove for return of stolen mare.
Died 4th inst. Ezekiel Kent, Jr. He was born in Oneida Co. NY on 20 June 1824 and emigrated in the summer of 1845 though the St. Lawrence with Esq. Lanphere. In August 1847, he enlisted in Opt. Stapp's Mounted Illinois Volunteers; fell sick in Vera Cruz. Eulogy.
Died on January 20 on the “Taglionia” near St. Louis, George Lafayette Shippey, on his way home from Vera Cruz. He was born in 1825 in Ohio and emigrated (sic] to this place and his step-father, Dr. Randall and family in 1846. He was also with Capt. Stapp's Co. and confined to the hospital in Vera Cruz. [See February 11]
Died in Jalapa, Mexico, on 7 December or January last, George Washington McNeil. He was born 5 May 1827 in Fulton Co. Illinois, and was with Capt. Stapp's Co. He was the youngest and favored son of a loving mother and father.
Died near Carrolton, Louisiana on a steamer, Mr. George Washington Morgan on September 15, 1847. He was born in May 1826 in Erie Co. New York and emigrated with his father's family in 1844 or 45. He was the first of the company to sicken and die. His mother has not long been previously deceased.
Died 11th inst., Mrs. Mariah L. Root wife of Mr. Brainard Root, of this town, age 34 years. She was formerly from New York and married Mr. Root on 14 January 1847. Mr. Root feels deeply the loss of his third wife.
All persons having claims against the estate of Elizabeth Williamson, deceased, of Warren Co. are hereby notified to present them to Joseph Williamson, Adm. by April next.
Samuel Claycomb, Commissioner, will sell real estate of Samuel Walker, deceased, on April 7.
All persons with claims against the estate of Jacob Bare, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Jonathan Ratikin, Adm. by April next.
W.A. Vertrees cautions public against the notes of Benjamin Vennattor of Knox Co. Taken up by Hamlin Norcross in Monmouth Twp., a stray colt.
February 25, 1848
Died at his residence in the south part of the county, Mr. Raman Watson, age 50 years, of numbing palsy. He was late of New York City. (no date)
Married in Berwick on 17th inst. by Rev. Joel Sweet, Ivory 4uinby, Esq. to Miss Mary E. Pearce.
Married near Berwick on 10th inst by same, Mr. Andrew Whiteneck to Mrs. Harriett Aylesworth.
Married 20th January four miles northeast of Monmouth by Rev. J.C. Bruce, Mr. Thomas G. Pollock to Miss Adeline Struthers.
Married 27 January 7 miles northwest of Monmouth by same, Mr. Henry Allen to Miss Mary McKissic.
Rachel Griffee, Admx. of the estate of Thomas Griffee, of Warren Co., deceased, will sell real estate.
T.H. Davidson writes his brother, J.W. Davidson, Esq. from Jalapa, Mexico January 21, 1848 describing conditions.
Died of scarlet fever on 13 December, Clinton Dixon, son of Thomas D. and Fidelia Allen, age 2y, 9m.
All persons with claims against the estate of Orlando Porter, deceased of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Franklin Ogden, Adm. by April next.
All persons with claims against the estate of Roman Watson, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to George Watson, Adm. by May next. Levi Sanderson, Ext. of the estate of Aaron V. Pennoyer, deceased, of Knox Co., has filed petition to sell real estate.
Knox Co.: Zelotes Cooley vs. Abel Farwell for debt of $180.46. Attachment of property.
Letter sent from Mr. Thos. Rude containing notice of death of son, Jesse R. Rude who died in Puebla 8 December last.
Died in Berwick on 11th last, Abby Ann, w/o Rufus Thorn, age 33 years Erma cancer of the breast.
Peter Frans and Sam'l W. Brown, Executors of the last will and testament of William Patten, deceased, of Knox Co. have petitioned to sell real estate
Chancery Court Knox Co.: Robert D. Barret, Adm., Robert F. Barret, William I. Barret, John Richard Barret, May E. Kennedy, children and heirs at law of William D. Barret, deceased, and Anna Maria Barret, James I. Barret, Overture W. Barret, Laura L. Barret, Ellen D. Barret, who are infant heirs of William D. Barret, deceased, sue by their next friend, Orville H. Browning and Samuel H. Kennedy, complainants vs. Richard F. Barret, defendant.
Married on 30 September last, by Rev. Elijah Davidson, Sen., Mr. John P. Short and Miss Sarilda Godard.
Married 9th January last, by Rev. James C. Porter, 4 miles north of Monmouth, Mr. James L. Struthers to Miss Elizabeth E. McKinney.
Married on 28th ult. by Rev. Joseph Murphy. 8 miles east of Monmouth, Mr. Alvin Asa Smith to Mrs. Nancy Ragland.
Married 9th inst. by Rev. L.S. Wallace, 8 miles northeast of Monmouth, Mr. Calvin L. Murphy to Margaret E. Kramer.
Married near Greenbush on 15th inst. by James D. Smith, Esq., Mr. Archibald T. Trailor to Miss Minta Terry.
Died James Tucker's residence on the 19th inst., Sarah Cornelia Davis, age 26 yrs.
Died at Rock Island on 17th inst, Mrs. Sarah Jane Christ, w/o Daniel Christ, Esq., age 35 years.
Died same day, James Oague son of Wm. B. Oague.
Died 16th, Uri T. Jinks, age 24 years.
Died 21 inst. in Rock Island, Mrs. Powars wife of Cpt. Henry Powars.
Eliza P. Dunbar vs. William P. Dunbar (non-resident). Divorce. Warren Co.
All persons with claims against the estate of Youngs Green, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present them to Ezra Green, Adm. by May next.
April 7, 1848
Died Monday of lung fever, Mrs. Nancy A. Scripture, consort of Mr. Simon L. Scripture, age 66. Funeral will be the 8th at the Christian Church.
Died at her residence near Monmouth, Mrs. Drusilla H. wife of Joseph Hogan, Esq., age 42 years on the day of her death. Member of the Presbyterian Church. Eulogy.
Died 26 March, Mrs. Narcissus McBride, age 21y, 7m, 25d.
All persons with claims against the estate of John Reece, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present them to Caleb Reece, Adm. by June next.
All persons with claims against the estate of Geo. W. Simpkins, deceased, of Knox Co., are hereby notified to present them to Benoni Simpkins, Adm. by June next.
Died at Berwick on 2nd inst. after short illness, Mr. James G. HUnn. Member of Baptist Church. He left a widow and two small children.
Died 10 March 1848, at Perote, Mexico, Mr. Ishmael H. Holcomb, Sgt. in Capt. Stapp's Compnay of Illinois Volunteers, age 34 years of inflammation of the brain. He was left an orphan at a tender age and was a self made man. He was interred with honors of war. He left a widow and four infant daughters.
April 28, 1848
Letter and poem regarding Ishmael Holcomb.
Married near Rockwell's Mill on 20th inst by E. Rise, Esq., Mr. Henry C. Paine to Miss Sophia M.E. Hopper.
Married near Green Bush on 23rd ult., by Rev. Charles Vandever, Mr. Chilton Kemp to Miss Mary Ann Jones.
Married on 11th inst., near Little York by Rev. John Wallace, Mr. James Giles to Mrs. Hannah Martin.
Married 11th inst by Rev. James C. Bruce, Mr. Arthur C. MGQuowen to Miss Sarah Allen.
Died Sunday morning, the 1st inst. near Monmouth, Martha Ann, daughter of Mr. William Gibson, age 10 months.
Nancy Eveline, my wife, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation. I will not pay debts of her contracting. Charles Savage.
Married 27 April by Rev. James C. Porter, Miss Martha Ann Kendall of Warren Co. and Mr. Edward Jones of Louisa County, Iowa.
C.K. Smith and E.S. Byron will dissolve their partnership by mutual consent.
May 12, 1848
Died near Hat Grove on 35th ult., at the residence of Mr. Alanson Bostwick, Mrs. Sarah J. Raymond, age 31 years of congestion of the brain.
Joseph Gray and John Jacques were sent to the penitentiary; the former for five years and the latter for one year for stealing money from L.P. Rockwell.
Stephen White, age 18 years, indentured servant, ran away from Ira F.M. Butler.
Married near Little York on 17 May by Rev. James C. Porter, Mr. Samuel M. Maley to Miss Mary Ann Scott, all of Warren Co.
Married near Green Bush on 4 May by James D. Smith, Esq., Mr. Peter Hodgens to Miss Mary Suydenbender.
All persons with claims against the estate of E.M. Welman, deceased, late of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Irixina Welman, Admx. of nuncupatiave will, by June next.
David R. Shelton, a volunteer with Capt. Wyatt B. Stapp, returned the 26th of May on furlough and was married on the 27th at Cold Brook by Maximilian Haley, Esq., to Miss Lucy Ann Whitman.
Mrs. McCoon was thrown from her carriage by which her thigh was broken.
Died April 5, Corp. William Day of typhus at Jalapa, Mexico.
Married 31st ult. near Tylerville, by John P. Turpenning, Mr. Levi Marquet to Mrs. Sarah Turpenning.
Married in Monmouth yesterday evening by Rev. Boyd Lowe, Ephraim C. Gardner and Miss Sarah Webster, both of Fulton Co.
Married at Hat Grove on 13 June by Ivory Quinby, Esq., Mr. Alanson Bostwick to Miss Jane A. Jones.
July 7, 1848
All persons with claims against the estate of Joseph McCrery, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Gilbert McCrery, Adm. by September next.
All persons with claims against the estate of Alex Brownlee, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Jane Brownlee, Admx. by September next.
Ezekiel Morgan warns public not to accept note given to Robert Smith last May 1.
J.L. Allen, Exr. of the estate of Elizabeth Allen, deceased, will sell personal property at the residence of Henry Allen six miles north of Monnouth on August 19.
McDonough Co.: Christopher Rhodes, complainant). vs. Arthur L. Mayenis & William Ray Mayenis, defendants (non-resident). Ordered to appear.
All persons with claims against the estate of William Hatton, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Wm. H. Young, Adm. by October next.
All persons with claims against the estate of, Ishmael H. Holcomb, deceased, of Warren Co., are notified to present them to Wm. H: Young, Adm. by October next.
August 18, 1848
McDonough Co.; Sebum Shaw vs. William Ellis (non-resident). Ordered to appear.
Married near Hat Grove on 21 July by Rev. C.P. West, Mr. Hugh Carey to Miss Josephine A.H. Mitchell.
Married at Monmouth on 17th by Rev. E. Miner, r. B. Root to Mrs. Manilla L. Cutler.
Married near Cold Brook on June 22, by C.T. Davidson, Esq., Mr. Addison Means, to Miss Mary Shatton.
Married 1st inst. by Walter Earp, Esq., Mr. John Jarrad to Miss Edith Davis, all of Warren Co.
Married near Coonville on 29 June by same, David Milholland to Mary Anne Reynolds.
Married at the Clerk's office in Monmouth by the same, Mr. George Bandy to Miss Narcissa Holland.
Thompson Chandler, Adm. of the estate of Nelson Montgomery, deceased, of McDonough Co. petitions to sell real estate.
James Palmer, Adm. of the estate of Ephraim Palmer, deceased, of McDonough Co., has filed petition to sell real estate.
September 1, 1848
Married in Monmouth by E. Rise, Esq., Mr. Abisha McBride to Miss Pamelia Ann Alley, both of Monmouth.
Married in Galesburg by S.P. Edgerton, Esq., Mr. William Haskin to Miss Junett Beswick.
Died near Berwick on 21 August, Mrs. Jane, wife of Franklin Ogden, age 34 years. She was the daughter of Joseph Briggs of Rome, Oneida Co. New York and was born there 14 May 1814. In 1830, she was converted to the Baptist Church. On 11 October 1832, she married and in 1834 they moved to Middlebury, Genessee Co. New York. They came to Monmouth in July 1340. She died of consumption after a prolonged six children, one an infant.
Married Southeast of Cold Brook on 24 August by Rev. Elijah Davidson, Mr. Joshua Goddard to Miss Frances F. Reynolds.
All persons with claims against the estate of Martha Curtis, deceased, of Warren, Co., are hereby notified to present them to John E. Murphy, Adm. by November next.
Married 13th inst. by Rev. Mr. Ferguson at the residence of A.C. Harding, Esq., Mr. R.R. Merrill to Elizabeth H. Ickes.
Married 12th inst. by Elder E. Miner, Peter Ridband to Miss Mary Root, both of Monmouth.
Died at Woodstock, Vermont on 16 August, Amelia Eliza, only daughter of Charles K. and Lucretia M. Smith, age 2y.
Circuit Court: Hon. Judge Purple, presiding. Attorneys: Messrs. Browning and Lawrence of Quincy, Harns and Stuart of Henderson, Mr. Manning of Knox, R.S. Blackwell, State's Attorney of Schuyler, Messrs. Harding, Davidson, Mitchell, Madden, Rise, Stapp and Lanphere of Warren. A. McBride was found guilty of selling liquor without a license.
Persons with claims against the estate of Jonathan Hatch, Jr., deceased, Warren Co., are notified to present them to Prucia Jane Hatch, Admx. by December next.
All persons with claims against the estate of James G. Hunn, deceased, of Warren Co., are hereby notified to present them to Rhoda Hunn, Admx. by December next.
All persons with claims against the estate of Nathan Ward, deceased, of McDonough Co., are hereby notified to present them to Harrison Hungate, Ext. by December next.
All persons with claims against the estate of John W. Clark, deceased, of McDonough Co., are notified to present them to M.B. Robinson, Adm. by December next.
Married in Monmouth on 6th inst. by Rev. E. Miner, Mr. Charles Lindsey to Miss Mary Post, both of Knox Co.
Married in Monmouth on 11th inst. by Walter Earp, Esq., Mr. Selo White to Miss Mary Crawford.
October 27, 1848
Died near Monmouth on 4th inst., Henry E. Gilbert, age 44 years. Member of Baptist Church.
November 10 and 17
Died after a few days illness at his residence near town, Mr. Francis Smith, age 62 years of typhoid fever. He was born January 17, 1786 in Dighton, Bristol Co. Massachusetts, son of Rev. John Smith of that place. He first settled in Pennsylvania at the beginning of the present century. He traveled first to Nelson Co., Kentucky, where he studied law and in 1818, he married Mrs. Mary Fleming, who survives him. In 1838, they moved to Monmouth in 1839; joined the Presbyterian Church. Long Obit.
James Creel, Adm. will sell real estate of Cager Creel, deceased, late of McDonough Co. on January 6.
All persons with claims against the estate of Samuel Bland, deceased, of McDonough Co., are hereby notified to present then to Mankin Chapman, Adm. by January next.
Married in Monmouth on the evening of 30th ult, Mr. Nathan Care, Jr. to Miss Elizabeth Quinby, all of Monmouth.
Died on 28 November at Linn Grove in South Henderson, 6 miles southwest of Monmouth, Jane L., consort of Samuel Hoge, age 64 years of dropsy. She was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. She left a husband and five children. Eulogy.
December 22, 1848
Letter from Rev. Thos S. Kendall, former resident, now of Linn Co., Oregon Territory describing conditions.
Died in Monmouth on 17 November, Join Sisk, aged about 30 years, formerly of Fawquarh Co., Virginia. “Fell victim to that insidious viper, worm of the still.”
E.R. Penkenpaugh warns public not to accept note given to Patrick R. Haley on 10 September last.
On the 23rd ult, there was a difficulty near Warsaw between William B. Kelly and James Cross when the former stabbed the latter, inflicting a mortal wound. Kelly escaped. The father of the fugitive and a man named Frost were arrested as aid and abettors. Sheriff of Hancock Co. offers reward of $75.00.
Died 24th inst near Centre Grove, James Gibson. He was born 7 May 1800 in Tennessee. When eight years of age, with his father, Thomas Gibson and family, moved to Green Co., Ohio. From age eighteen to twenty-one, he was journeyman to a hatter. In February 1826 in Green Co., he married Miss Sarah Kendall, who survives. In 1827, he joined the Secession Church. In the fall of 1830, they moved to Hancock Co. and in 1831 to this place. He was a member of the Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. Leaves a wife and eight children.
Charles B. Cox vs. Mary T. Cox (non-resident). Divorce. Warren Co.