Bits & Pieces: 1890-1891

Court Notices from Early Newspapers
1890-1891
Compiled by
Sharon M. Kouns


PROBATE COURT – IRONTON REGISTER, AUGUST 14, 1890
* R. B. Miller appointed adm’r with the will annexed of John L. Brammer.
* Elias Turley admitted to bail.
* Sale of land by Annie R. Campbell, adm’r of H. M. Campbell, confirmed.
* W. W. Wiseman, adm’r of Alien Wiseman, filed final receipts.
* Ambrose J. Trumbo, adm’r of Lycurgus Worthington, filed petition to sell real estate.
* Rosa Riel, guardian of Lydious Riel, filed inventory.
* J. N. Thomas sworn in as Deputy Auditor.
* Jno. Hassey, trustee of Andrew Hassey, et al., filed first and
final account.

PROBATE COURT -IRONTON REGISTER, AUGUST 14, 1890
* Jno. H. Dutiel, appointed adm’r of A. P. Dutiel. T. Kerns and
F. Jones, appraisers.
* Jere Davidson appointed guardian of minor heirs of O. Sheridan.
* Annie G. Waddle appointed guardian of Andrew Waddle.
* Inventory of W. Brammer’s estate filed and sale of personal property ordered.
* W. D. Corn appointed administrator de bonus non with will annexed of Thos. McGovney.
* Applications for guardian of S. F. V. Davidson for hearing Aug. 20.
* W. D. Corn, adm’r of Thos. McGovney, filed motion for Trustees to turn over to him $500 to defend estate in Etna suits and other matters. It is ordered that same be done.
* Second and final account of Jno. A. Witman, guardian of Mary L. Taylor.

PROBATE COURT, I.R. SEPT. 11, 1890
* R. B. Miller appointed adm’r with the will annexed of John L. Brammer.
* Elias Turley admitted to bail.
* Sale of land by Annie R. Campbell, adm’r of H. M. Campbell, confirmed.
* W. W. Wiseman, adm’r of Allen Wiseman, filed final receipts.
* Ambrose J. Trumbo, adm’r of Lycurgus Worthington, filed petition to sell real estate.
* Rosa Riel, guardian of Lydious Riel, filed inventory.
* J. N. Thomas sworn in as Deputy Auditor.
* Jno. Hassey, trustee of Andrew Hassey et al., filed first and final
account.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. SEPT. 18, 1890
* J. Davidson appointed adm’r of Thos. Thompson.
* A. S. Cooper, assignee of Amos Griffith, filed report of sale.
* Anna R. Campbell, adm’rx of H. M. Campbell, filed 2nd and final account.
* Chas. Lintner, ex’r of Lorenz Lutz, filed inventory.
* W. C. West, of Jacksonville, Fla., appointed Commissioner to take testimony of subscribing witness to will of Sarah Boll.
* J. Davidson ex’r of S. White, filed first account.
* D. W. Wall, Guardian of heirs C. K. Wall, filed inventory.

PROBATE COURT, I.R. JANUARY 15, 1891
* R. B. Miller, adm’r with will annexed of John L. Brammer, reported sale of real estate. Sale confirmed.
* Allen and Dempsey, executors of Sam’l W. Dempsey, ordered to sell real estate. Henry Pancake, H. D. Newcomb and C. L. Pixley appointed appraisers.
* G. T. Shirkey, guardian of Otis E. Reynolds, filed first account.
* A. S. Cooper, assignee of Amos Griffith, filed first account.
* Joseph Leibert appointed executor of Baraba Leibert.
* James O’Keefe appointed administrator of Thos. Rafferty.
* R. B. Miller appointed adm’r de bonis non of Owen Davidson.
* Jeremiah Davidson appointed adm’r of F. Disterdick.
* W. D. Corn, adm’r of Noah Wallace, filed first and final account.
* L. D. and J. P. Eaton, executors of J. P. Eaton, filed second account.
* H. S. Neal appointed adm’r de bonis non with will annexed of
Anna Rafferty.
* Wm. E. Thomas, guardian of Mary C. Notter, filed first and final
account.
* Wm. E. Thomas, guardian of Chas. H. King et al, filed 2nd and final account.
* R. B. Miller, adm’r de bonis non, &c, of Harriet Barry, filed first
and final account.
* First National Bank filed report of unknown depositors.
* State of Ohio vs John Quillin; malicious destruction of property.
Found guilty and ordered to pay $50 and $30 costs.
* State of Ohio vs Dan Corrol; malicious destruction of property.
Found guilty and ordered to pay $25 and $33 costs.
* State of Ohio vs Charles Leftrage; truancy. Sentenced to Boys’
Reform School. Sentence suspended.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. JAN. 29, 1891
* Henry S. Neal, adm’r with will annexed of Ann Rafferty, filed
* Judson Ferrell, adm’r of R. S. Shipley, deceased, filed first and
final account.
* Davisson, Louisiana, widow of Jesse Davisson, deceased, elects to take under his will.
* C. J. Kuhner, guardian of Samuel Wolfe, vs Samuel Wolfe, et al,
sale reported, confirmed, and deed ordered; motion to vacate filed.
* H. S. Neal, assignee of John Campbell, filed report of payment of dividend of two per cent.
* Hugh Forgey, executor of M. Forgey, filed first account.
* William Meistedt, app’t guardian of Charles Crawford.
* A. J. Trumbo, adm’r of Charles Worthington, filed report of sale,
same confirmed, deed ordered; 1st and final account filed.
* Loretta C. Knight, guardian of Ruby L. Knight, filed report of sale; same confirmed, deed ordered.
* The State of Ohio , ex rel Mary Lodge vs Caroline Meeks, et al;
habeas corpus for custody of John Lodge testimony taken – case
taken under advisement till Jan. 31.
* C. Culbertson, executor of Elona W. Lacroix, filed 1st and final
account.
* R. Mather, adm’r of Joel H. Stimson, filed inventory.

COMMON PLEAS COURT – I.R. FEB. 26, 1891
* Chas. Payton vs. Callie Brown, et al.; sale confirmed, deed ordered; distribution: First taxes, $164.02; second, costs, 107.33; third, to widow as dower, $36.15, $44.57; fourth, balance distributed among the several heirs of the estate.
* The Penn Lumber Co. vs. Patrick Kiggens, et al; judgment by default for $75.50 and order of sale.
* Damarin & Co. vs. J. B. Rolph; judgment by default for $311.
* Stephen Dillon vs. Vesta H. McCormick, et al; settled at defendant’s costs; costs paid.
* Andrew P. Kerr vs. Phillip S. Ratcliff, et al.; settled at plaintiff’s
costs; costs paid.
* Caroline Meeks vs. Drake Meeks; divorce granted and plaintiff
restored to her maiden name of Caroline Settlemeyer.
* The West Ironton Building and Loan Association Co. No. 2 vs.
Mary Walters, et al; sale confirmed, deed ordered, a partial
distribution made as to costs and taxes. Balance to remain in hands
of Sheriff until other parties claiming liens have time to plead.
* Jos. Vaughn vs. William Vaughn, et al; sale confirmed and deed
ordered; distribution.
* D. A. Fletcher vs. C. H. & D. R.R.; verdict for plaintiff $36.10.
* The Grand Jury reported last Saturday afternoon, being in session six days having examined 109 witnesses and reported 12 true bills and ignored 10 cases. The cases of Scott King, Wm. Delawder, and Charles Jamison were continued. In the case of James Bare for grand larceny, he being thirteen years of age, he was recommended for commitment to the Boys’ Reform School. The County Jail is again reported deficient in ventilation, light and drainage, the flues defective and jail filled with smoke the major part of the time, and “wholly unfit for the confinement of any human being.”

COMMON PLEAS COURT – I.R. MARCH 5, 1891
* H. S. Neal v Retta Dawson; verdict for the plaintiff.
* M. Farris v W. Farris et al; partition ordered to be made by A. McCorkle, D. E. Munsell and Edward Brammer.
* The following prisoners were arraigned: John Huddle, fornication; Jos. Graber, selling and keeping open on Sunday, tow cases; George Tait and Asa Clark, carrying concealed weapons; Isaac Day, murder in second degree; Leonard Lee and Michael Tipton or Tinton?, burglary; Frederick Dameron and James Butcher, forgery; George Frazier, shooting with intent to kill; Jno. Messer (?), burglary; Jno Reaper, gambling; Alonzo Young, bribery; Hannah Werner, selling and keeping open on Sunday, two cases. Of the above cases those of Clark, Tait, Damron and Butcher plead guilty.
* Hannah Sanders v Lewis Ulrick
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PROBATE COURT – I. R. MARCH 12, 1891
* The following accounts were examined and approved:
* Final account of E. B. Wade, guardian of D. H. Wade, et al;
* First account of Chas. Lintner, executor of Fred Kousick;
* Final account of Wm. Bay, guardian of Florence E. Johnson;
* Final account of J. H. Morris, executor of Thos. Morris;
* Final account of A. T. Swartwood, adm’r of Martha Armstrong.
* Florence J. Smith committed to Girls’ Industrial Home.
* George W. Fillinger, adm’r of Eliza Haskins, filed inventory.
* Petition for adoption of Wm. Hanniford filed by Thomas and Elvira Snider.
* D. B. Mauck, executor of Abner Smith, filed statement in lieu of
final account.
* Sale of real estate of Brown Fitzgerald, guardian of Thos. Fitzgerald, et al., reported and confirmed.
* Alice E. Kemp appointed guardian of Addie M. Kemp, et al.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. MARCH 19, 1891
* Russell and Dillon, adm’rs of Reuben Dawson, filed 2nd account.
* J. E. Taggart, guardian of John H. Meiboon, et al, vs Caroline Kramer, et al; answer of guardian ad litem filed; appraisement and sale ordered.
* Noah V. Ward appointed adm’r of Noah Ward.
* Susan McGuire appointed adm’r of J. B. McGuire.
* Hester A. Jordan, appointed adm’r of Jonathan Jordan, deceased.
* Petition of Thomas Willis for release from jail as insolvent debtor, dismissed.
* Exceptions to 3d account of J. A. Raine, guardian of T. B. Baxter, et al., filed.
* W. A. Murdock vs. C. K. Austin et al., – cause certified from
Circuit Court – petition for appointment of Trustee filed.
* 1st final account of Geo. B. Davies adm’r of Joseph Setdlemeyer filed.

COMMON PLEAS COURT – I. R. MARCH 19, 1891
* State vs. John Huddle; guilty of fornication; fined $50 and 20 days in jail.
* State vs. Joseph Graber; selling liquor and keeping open on Sunday; fined in two cases $125 and 45 days in jail.
* State vs. Hannah Werner; selling liquor on Sunday; fined $20 and 10 days in jail.
* State vs. James Bare; sent to Boys’ Industrial School on a charge of grand larceny.
* State vs. Leonard Lee and Mitchel Tipton; burglary and larceny; Lee sent to penitentiary for 7 years and Tipton for 2 years.
* State vs. Fred Damaron and Jas. Butcher; forgery; Damaron sentenced to penitentiary for 18 months and Butcher for two years.
* State vs. John Messer; burglary and larceny; penitentiary for 6 years.
* State vs. Alonzo Young; bribery; fined $100 and jail 20 days.
Convicted of trying to get witnesses in the Isaac Day case out of state.
* State vs. Asa Clark; carrying concealed weapons; fined $50 and jail 10 days. Same sentence for George Tate. These men were at the Center furnace murder dance.
* State vs. Joseph Graber; charged with contempt of court; plead guilty; fined $25 and 5 days in jail.
* State vs. James Kingry; contempt; plead guilty; fined $25 and
committed till paid.
* State vs. Isaac Day; indicted for murder in second degree; jury out 25 hours and brought in a verdict of manslaughter. Motion for new trial filed; to be heard next week.
* Henry Folsom vs. C. K. Austin; revivor of judgment.
* F. H. Goldcamp, exr. vs. N. K. Moxley et al., judgment for plaintiff $664, and for Second National Bank $3388.26, and sale ordered.
* J. W. Pritchard vs. Mollie Pritchard; divorce granted on account of absence; minor children given to grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Anderson.
* In the cases of James K. Oney vs. W. W. Deering, C. H. Wilgus, George Winn, H. W. Ward, George Brumfield, R. B. Little, the motion of plaintiff to answers of defendants was overruled except as to striking out words denying the signing of the notes sued on.

Ironton Register, March 26, 1891
In the case of H. S. Neal vs Rettie Dawson, a writ of ejectment has been ordered in favor of the plaintiff. This case, as has been described, was for the recovery of a town lot, when the condition that no liquor should be sold on it was violated. We may say that Mr. Neal did not bring the suit to make money out of it, but merely to establish a principle, and to make good the conditions of the contract. That, he has done, so far as the legal decision is concerned. Now, when the conditions of the sale are complied with and the removal of the saloon attended to the property will be conveyed back to Mrs. Dawson, on her paying the costs. We refer to the case because the principle it establishes.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. MARCH 26, 1891
* Thomas Willis and J. D. Howell discharged from custody upon
assigning all their property to Thomas D. Shirkey, commissioner of
insolvent debtors.
* Mary E. Blankenship adjudged insane.
* R. B. Miller appointed trustee for the benefit of the creditors
of Chas. K. Austin.
* Will of William F. Davidson admitted to probate and Edward E. Davidson and others appointed executors.
* H. S. Neal adm’r of Ann Rafferty, ordered to sell real estate.
* State of Ohio vs Thos. Dever, petit larceny, plead guilty. Fined $10 and ordered to pay costs.
* Thayer Davidson vs O. P. Doty et al; appeal from county commissioners.
* Levi Shirley and Henry Crawford appealed from decision of county commissioners in the matter of Brushy Branch road.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. April 23, 1891
* T. D. Shirkey, admr of Isham Witcher, filed 2nd and final account.
* Will of Mildred P. White admitted to probate.
* Samuel Dewess (?) admitted to bail.
* Levi Shively et al; vs J. N. Wilson, et al; appeal in road case.
Jury ordered.
* J. A. Raine, guardian of T. P., and Anna R. Baxter filed 4th and
final account, and resignation.
* W. C. Amos, adm. of Mettie J. Stearns, filed 1st account.
* T. J. O’Connell, Adm. Of Barton Summers, filed 1st and final account.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. MAY 14, 1891
* James C. Russell, administrator of James Engle, filed first
and final account.
* T. N. Ross accepted administrator of Emelie George.
* Julia A. Kelly, executor of John Kelly, filed first account.
* J. H. Fisher, guardian of E. Perry filed 2d account.
* Ruth W. Kerr, adm’r of W. H. Kerr filed statement.
* Will of Esther Corel filed for probate.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. JULY 16, 1891
* Adeline Corn and Geo. Corn appointed adm’rs of John Corn.
* Will of J. W. Henthorn filed for probate.
* Geo. W. Keye, executor of Esther Dovel, filed inventory.
* Geo. B. Cochrane, guardian of Willy Lowrey, field inventory.
* F. D. Hicks, adm’r of Ann Hicks, filed petition to sell real estate.

I.R. August 13, 1891
Quinn Ward, for beating his wife, was taken to the Cincinnati Work House this morning.

I.R. August 13, 1891
Officer Assaulted. – Last Monday afternoon, Officers Collier,
Wilson, Mulligan and Jones started out to arrest Jas. O’Brien,
Tom Mahoney and John Hite, charged with some misdemeanor. They went to West Ironton, and then the officers separated, and soon Policeman Jones came upon the trio and tried to arrest them, but they resisted and beat Jones in a lively manner about the head and then got away, but were afterwards arrested by the other officers. For this little playfulness, Mayor Corns fined O’Brien and Mahoney $25 and sent them to the Cincinnati workhouse for 30 days. Hite got off with a $10 fine. They were taken to Cincinnati this morning.

I.R. SEPT. 03, 1891
Frances Simpson has entered suit in the Common Pleas Court claiming alimony of her spouse, Robert L. Simpson.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. SEPT. 10, 1891
* H. S. Neal, Exr. of Margaret Ellison, filed 4th account.
* Robert Roberts, Exr. of Ann Roberts, filed 1st account.
* State vs Silas Cornwall; attempting to provoke a breach of the peace; dismissed.
* State vs James Boyle; failing to maintain minor child; plead not
guilty; continued to Sept. 9th; attachment ordered.
* State vs Frank Lewis; adultery. Plead guilty; sentence to pay costs and fine $25 and be confined in work house 60 days.
* State vs Eliza Holland; adultery. Pleas not guilty; convicted;
sentence to pay costs and fine $5 and be confined in work house 60 days.
* State vs George Royer; carrying concealed weapons. Plead not guilty; convicted and sentence to pay costs and fine $1.
* State vs Hiram Mays; assault; Jury asked.
* State vs Kendall Bruce; challenging to fight; plead guilty; sentence to pay cost and fine $1.
* State vs George Gerlack; profane swearing; plead not guilty;
convicted; sentence to pay cost and fine 1 cent.
* State vs Thomas Hannon; assault; recognizance taken for appearance in Common Pleas Court.

PROBATE COURT – I. R. Sept. 22, 1891
* B. R. Lane, adm’r of Mary Winters vs. Alfred Winters et al,
sale ordered and appraisement.
* Geo. W. Keye adm’r of Michael White vs. Thomas White et al; petition and precipe filed to sell land.
* Ann Dyer, guardian of John W. Dyer vs. Catherine Dper; sale and appraisement confirmed.
* Charles Lintner, guardian of Julius Knuth et al; 2nd and final
account filed.
* State of Ohio vs. Sam Webb; guilty, committed to county jail
three months.
* John H. Clark, executor of Richard H. Clark, inventory filed.
* John Bame guardian of Elmer P. Bame et al; petition to sell land.
* Leander Ferrel adjudged insane; committed.

CIRCUIT COURT – I.R. OCT. 29, 1891
* Met Tuesday morning. Present, Judes Cherrington, Clark and Russell. There were six cases before the court – two appeals and four errors.
* Dages Andrews vs J. A. Raine, et al; continued.
* D. Ft. W. & C. R. R. vs D. A. Fletcher.

PROBATE COURT – I.R. OCT. 29, 1891
* W. H. Valentine, filed report of sale of personal property, and
motion for order of public sale. Report approved and public sale ordered.
* J. A. Dempsey and Levi Pike admitted to bail.
* Election of Nancy Callicoat to take under the will of her late
husband C. B. Callicoat, returned by John A. Neal, Commissioner.

 

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