Bits & Pieces: 1893

Court Notices from Early Newspapers
1893
Compiled by
Sharon M. Kouns

PROBATE COURT – IWR JAN. 21, 1893
* Wills of L. C. Voorhees and Alden Dillon, admitted to probate.
* In re estate of M. White, F. E. Hayward, W. E. R. Kemp and
John Jones appointed appraisers.
* Henking Borie & Co. vs. W. H. Crawford, et al – T. N. Ross appointed trustee.
* McDowell vs Spears et al – John Hamilton appointed guardian ad litem. Appraisement and sale ordered.
* J. O. Yates, adm’r of Wm. Yingling vs J. H. Yingling – petition filed.
* Jane Perkins vs Lizzie Thomas et al – Sale ordered.
* In re estate Thos. McGovney – continued to 26th for argument.
* W. A. Williams trustee of E. Werner et al – Petition for sale filed.
Answer Feb. 25.
* Statement of account of James O’Keefe, adm’r of Ann Walton filed by Annie O’Keefe administrator.

I.R. January 26, 1893
Hugh F. Dempsey was found guilty, after a long trial, of being
implicated in the poisoning of food served to the employes who came to take the place of strikers in the homestead mills.

PROBATE COURT – IWR APRIL 01, 1893
* J. H. Campbell appointed guardian of Mildred Campbell.
* R. Mather trustee W. H. Anderson filed third and final account.
* J. M. Moore, trustee of W. H. Anderson third and final account.
* M. Anderson appointed executor of will of Patrick Sheridan, bond $25,000.

Ironton Register, April 1, 1893
Joseph Crance, of Hecla, was brought before Squire Henry today by Constable Ackerman of Sheridan, charged by Mahala Blowers with failure to support her eighteen month old child of which he is the father. He waived examination and was held for the probate court in the sum of $200.

IWR, Saturday, April 1, 1893
Threatening an Assault.
Riley Slaughter, an employe of Lambert Bros’ machine shops, was
arrested by Officer Mittlehauser last night for disorderly conduct.
The officer happened upon Slaughter and Sam Bruce down at the Iron and Steele furnace where they were threatening an assault on Polk Long, the furnace watchman, because he accused them of trying to break into a box car some time ago. Slaughter was let off on promise to appear before the mayor today.

PROBATE COURT – IWR APRIL 15, 1893
* W. D. Corn admr., de bonis non, of T. McGovney – new bond filed with M. M. and W. S. Witman, H. D. Newcomb and A. R. Johnson, sureties.
* Applications to choose guardian for Lewis K. Frampton, filed.
* C. A. Hoffman, guardian of N. W. Hoffman filed second account.
* M. L. Beckett, admr. of Abraham Miller filed second account.
* Geo. W. Keye, admr. of Michael White filed first and final account.
* Will of Elliott Corbin filed, and for hearing May 16.
* State vs. Lewis Baum for obtaining money under false pretenses.
Plea of guilty and fine of $20 and costs, a total of $41.90.
Fine paid and prisoner released.
* Exceptions to first and final account of M. L. Whitley, admr.
of James Farris, filed.
* Jane Perkins reported sale of real estate and sale confirmed.

COMMON PLEAS COURT – IWR APRIL 01, 1893
* Sarah Ann Kelly executrix of will of John Kelly, deceased, vs
Clara A. Brown and others, for relief. H. S. Neal, attorney for
Plaintiff.

PROBATE COURT
IRONTON WEEKLY REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY, APRIL 01, 1893
* J. H. Campbell appointed guardian of Mildred Campbell.
* R. Mather trustee W. H. Anderson filed third and final account.
* J. M. Moore, trustee of W. H. Anderson third and final account.
* M. Anderson appointed executor of will of Patrick Sheridan,
bond $25,000.
* Sarah Ann Kelly executrix of will of John Kelly, deceased vs
Clara A. Brown and others, for relief. H. S. Neal, attorney for
plaintiff.

PROBATE COURT – IWR, MAY 6, 1893
* Nancy Massie et al vs The Iron Railroad. Petition filed notice
issued. To compel the road to appropriate to their use the ground
they are now using on Front Street.
* J. K. Brammer guardian of Mary Melvin, additional bond given.
* Wm. Dennison appointed guardian of Harry Dennison et al. Bond $300.00
* Will of E. Wilkins filed.
* C. L. Pixley, guardian of Nellie C. Pixley filed final receipt and
request for record.
* Morrison and Reckard, executors of Charles Wilgus, inventory filed.
* Dora Stumbo appointed adm’x of J. M. Stumbo.
* A. Winters appointed guardian of E. C. Sample, et al.
* Elizabeth Lock, exec’x of Mary J. Trumbo, filed inventory.
* Will of Martha Ellen Howard probated.
* Second and final account of S. Cronin, guardian of James Cronlin filed.

COMMON PLEAS COURT – IWR May 13, 1893
* Crump & Field vs Jackson Thompson and Z. A. Thompson, attachment, judgment asked for $403.10. Johnson & Booth attorneys.
* Benj. Howell vs. Andrew S. Cooper for $135 due for a horse.
E. F. Williams attorney.
* Jonathan Morris vs. Albert Wiberly, for possession of out-lot No. 28 in Ohio Iron & Coal Co’s subdivision of sections 7,8,9 and 17 held by defendant against claims of plaintiff R. B. Miller attorney.
* Agnes Crowell vs. Charles Crowell for divorce. Grounds neglect and abuse. The defendant is serving a term of two years in the
penitentiary for an assault with intent to kill his wife, having been
convicted at the Feb. term of court 1893. T. N. Ross attorney.
* Wm. D. May vs Jennie May for divorce. Johnson & Booth attorneys.

PROBATE COURT – IWR JUNE 03, 1893
* In re consolidation of sub-district No. 4, Rome township to
Athalia special village district, transcript filed.
* Selb vs Beh et al, sale confirmed and deed ordered.
* Lizzie Rodgers vs. Jno W. Rodgers. Sale confirmed and deed ordered.
* J. H. Deering appointed admr. of Thos. Martin deceased.
* Richard White made application to have his daughter, Clarinda White, committed to the Girls Industrial School on the charge of
incorrigibility. Hearing Friday.

PROBATE COURT – IWR JUNE 17, 1893
* Gray vs Ellis – Sale of 2-5 interest of north half of lots 79 and 89
of K. B. A., ordered.
* E. B. Miller trustee of C. Lapin et al vs wards – petition to sell
real estate.
* J. F. Austin appointed adm’r estate of W. D. Kelly.

PROBATE COURT – IWR JULY 29, 1893
* Laura Wilson appointed guardian Geo. E. and Ellsworth Wilson.
* Annis Enoch appointed administratrix of W. H. Enochs.
* J. J. Davidson appointed administrator with will annexed of Wm. Webb.
* Will of George Wilson admitted to probate.
* Will of Wm. Webb admitted to probate.
* W. W. Wiseman appointed administrator of W. A. Powell.

PROBATE COURT – IWR AUGUST 12, 1893
* State vs. John Grant, Jr., prisoner admitted to bail $300.
* Exceptions to account of J. F. Austin guardian A. Lautenback filed.
* Will of Green Vermillion filed.
* Accounts were filed by James and Thomas O’Neal exrs. M. Frailey, Abner Rapp Guardian Eva Rapp, et al, Eliza Williams admr. of Wm. I. Williams, Geo. N. Gray admr. Emma Campbell, C. Cronin exr. James Conlin, J. W. Ollum exr. Josephine Forgey.
* Albert Wilson exr. George Wilson, filed inventory.

PROBATE COURT – IWR OCT. 07, 1893
* Robert Richardson, 14, son of Mrs. Mary Richardson, was before the court Saturday charged by Officer C. K. Austin with truancy It developed that the boy is afflicted with weak eyes which makes study difficult and painful for him. His case was continued to permit his eyes to be treated.
* James Hannon, aged about 12 years, son of Mrs. E. Hannon of south Second street, was before the court charged with assault, he having stoned some of the neighbors in a neighborly quarrel between families. He was given a reform school sentence, which, however, will be held suspended during good behavior.

IWR Nov. 25, 1893 – First Degree Murder.
At Huntington the jury in the case of Owen Pleasants, charged with
the murder of Millard Wellman, having been out for 40 hours, returned a verdict for murder in the first degree at 3:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon. They recommend that Pleasants be sent to the penitentiary for life.

AT THE COURHOUSE – IWR DEC. 9, 1893
* The case of McDonald and Baldwin charged with grand larceny for stealing copper from the sunken Louise was called in the court
yesterday. None of the witnesses were present however and the trial could not proceed. Attachments were issued for a number of witnesses. Deputy Sheriff Ward went to Catlettsburg after George Barton but he refused to come. The case against McDonald is up for hearing today.
* The jury returned a verdict this afternoon finding McDonald guilty.
* The trial of Wm. Baldwin, jointly indicted with McDonald for grand larceny for stealing copper from the Louise, was called in the court Saturday, and concluded today, the jury rendering their verdict this afternoon, finding the defendant guilty and the value of the copper stolen $50. W. D. Corn and T. N. Ross defended Baldwin.
* The trial of Frank and Albert Pritchard for cutting to kill was called in the court this afternoon.
* The trial of Browning, the slayer of George McClellan has been
postponed until December 11th. The criminal docket is now two days behind.
* A motion for a new trial in the case of Augustus Smith charged with shooting with intent to kill has been filed by his attorneys, W. D. Corn and Calvin Reynolds.
* Four prisoners were sentenced by Judge Dever Monday afternoon.
These were:
* Henry Upp, for burglary, 18 months.
* Thos. Lane, assault to kill, 1 year.
* Mack Brammer, burglary, 18 months.
* W. F. Kilgore, larceny, 1 year.
* All but Brammer were taken to Columbus this morning by Sheriff Gates, Tom Gates and Phillip Pancake. Harry Ward, colored, was taken to the reform school.
* The case of Albert and Frank Pritchard indicted for cutting to kill, their victim being Sam Cary, occupied the court Monday afternoon. P. C. Booth and T. N. Ross defended. The jury retired at 10 o’clock and at 4 this morning returned a sealed verdict. They found Frank Pritchard guilty of cutting to wound and Albert Pritchard not guilty.
* The trial of John Grant, sr., and John Grant, jr., occupied the court Tuesday. They were indicted for cutting and stabbing with intent to kill or wound, the victims being John and Wm. Dalton. The trouble occurred at Foit’s saloon in this county last summer. The accused were defended by Attorneys John Hamilton and T. D. Shirkey. The jury returned their verdict about 8 o’clock this evening finding John Grant, sr. Guilty of assault and John Grant jr. Guilty of assault and battery.
* Sarah McGuire vs John Feeley,
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COMMON PLEAS COURT – IWR DEC. ?, 1893
* Leona Cornwell vs. Silas Cornwell, $25 temporary alimony allowed.
* Nettie Doleman vs John W. Doleman, for divorce. Divorce granted, and plaintiff given custody of child and to pay costs.
* Court adjourned Thursday afternoon until January 5th., which will be the last day of this term.
* John G. Lane appointed soldier’s relief commissioner for Lawrence county to serve three years from the expiration of his present term.
* M. L. Beckett granted a license to keep a skiff ferry for one year
at Athalia.
* H. C. Watters and Stephen Dillon granted a license to keep a skiff ferry for one year at Coryville.
* J. W. Blankenship granted a license to keep a skiff ferry at
Blankenship’s Landing opposite Coxe’s Landing.