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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 09:29:12 -0700
This file from the Jefferson Democrat as will be the rest of the
I have no more "small" newspaper files.
Just to remind everyone -- Charlotte's "Pearls" are
now archived permanently at
Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY 1876
The Congregational Church of Hematite will meet for the year to come in
Hematite Hall, at 11a.m. upon the second and third Sabbaths of each
month. The public are invited. Fraternity and fellowship with all who
love God and humanity, is our motto. Any one from abroad desiring to
attend our Church will always find refreshments. Committee on
Reception: Sisters Ann MONROE, Alma S. RICE, Margaret MORTON.
Deacons: Harvey MORTON, Jonathan VEAZEY. John RICE, Pastor
CIRCUIT COURT NOTES - Judge DINNING decided three of the cases of the
heirs of BRINLY against residents of the town of Kimmswick. He held
that the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Louisiana, in 1780, granted to
Peter DORION a complete title, and that defendants and those under whom
they claim, have been in adverse possession of the land since 1833. He
then held, of course, that plaintiffs were barred by limitation. This
decision settles the title to the Kimmswick property in favor of the
present owners, against every other title or claim. The cases will be
appealed, but it is to be hoped that the Supreme Court will affirm this
just decision .
The following is a list of cases disposed of by the Circuit Court not
otherwise referred to by us: SCHUMACHER vs. FROST, et al -- partition
order of sale.
E. AMOR vs. Wm. TURNER -- partition order of sale.
BRIDELL;, et al, vs. BUTLER, et al --partition -- order of sale.
Nancy MANESS vs. Elijah MANESS -- Plaintiff allowed $20. alimony till
next term. (My esteemed ancestor and one of his four (4) wives.)
MARRIED - McCORMACK -- PINSON -- In Plattin township, January 20th,
1866, by Rev. D.J. MARQUIS, Mr. Thomas L. McCORMACK to Miss Mary C.
HOLLIDAY -- DUNSIN -- At Antonio, January 20th, 1876, by Rev. BUCK, Mr.
August HOLLIDAY to Miss Catharine DUNSING. ( The spelling of DUNSIN
and DUNSING are as they were printed in the newspaper.)
OBITUARY - WOODSON -- Died at her residence near Hanover, Mo., Jan.
15th, 1876, Mrs. Ann M. WOODSON, aged 70 years, 11 months and 6 days.
In announcing the death of our loved friend, I may say with truth and
sincerity that we are bereft of one of our best neighbors; and while we
deeply mourn her loss, our loss is her eternal gain. During the last
five months of her life she had been sadly afflicted, and the last
eleven days she suffered severely with typhoid pneumonia; but bore it
all with Christian patience and fortitude. The funeral took place on
Monday the 17th, conducted by the Rev. Wm. HENDRICKSON. She leaves two
daughters, a son, a sister, a brother, and a number of other relatives
and friends to mourn her loss. But could we but hear her speak, it
would be, my friends. N.W.
FRIDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 1876
As a bit of the early history of this state, we think the following will
interest our readers; as it illustrates the manner in which legal sales
of real estate were conducted here in early days. The following is only
one-third of a title paper to the tract of land on which the town of
Kimmswick is situated. The process here described by the constable, had
to be repeated by him on the next two succeeding Sundays, before the
sale was completed.
"In the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, Sunday, the
seventh of the month of April, at close of Hignmass, in the town of St.
Louis, and on petition presented by the executor of the deceased Pedro
DORRION to Don Manuel PERES, Lieutenant Governor and commander of this
Western part and Districts of Illinois, I, Antonio SANSUEY, in my
capacity of Constable in their jurisdiction of the said town, where I
reside, repaired with my witnesses to the front of the principal door of
the parish Church, where the people issuing in great numbers, I
published and announced in a loud and intelligible voice, and gave
public notice that I would proceed immediately for the first
adjudication, to the sale of a farm situated at a place called "LE Petit
Rochett," in the jurisdiction of this said town, containing four arpens
front by the customary depth of forty arpens, front on the River
Mississippi, bounded north by land of Franco LIVERO, on the south and
rear by the Royal Desmeane, on which farm is a movable house, fifteen
feet by twelve, covered with clap boards, and floored above and below; a
barn of posts in the ground, thirty-five feet by twenty, covered with
clap boards; a hen house and a stable, twenty feet by twelve; four or
five aprens fenced in the English style, such as this day the
whole---------- (My apologies to the reader, when I made my working
copy of this item I neglected to copy the entire item, again my
OBITUARY - WILSON; -- Died, at the residence of James J. WILSON, near
Hillsboro, Jan, 30th, 1876, Joseph T. WILSON, in the 30th year of his
Mr. WILSON's home was in Prairie county, Arkansas. He came here to
visit his brother, at whose house he died. He had just recovered from a
spell of fever before he started from home, and arriving here during one
of the coolest days the sudden change from the warm cars to the cold
outside was more than his system could stand, and after a short illness
he breathed his last on Sunday evening, and was buried in the Hillsboro
graveyard; Rev. S. FRAZIER conducting the funeral expenses. He had been
for years a faithful and consistent Christian, a member of the Baptist
Church, and had no fears of death, but expressed himself as relying
implicitly on the grace and goodness of God. He was the youngest of
sixteen children, and had been for years supporting his mother,
remaining single that he might give his whole attention to her.
FRIDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 1876
We stated last week that Tommy McCORMACK and Miss PINSON were married
Jan. 20, 1866. Of course the parties most interested know that there
was a mistake in the date, and that it should have been Jan. 20, 1876.
We have just learned that there was a big wedding supper, and that
nearly all the neighbors, big, little, old and young were invited, and
that most of them accepted the invitation. Some of the folks got up a
new kind of wedding amusement, which was no ore or less than voting a
cake to the handsomest lady present, and another to the handsomest
gentleman. The lady's cake was a large stack cake, and votes at five
cents apiece, for the three candidates, came in lively for awhile; but
Miss Ella THOMPSON got most votes and the cake. Mr. Geo. W. McCORMACK
was decided, by the ladies, to be the handsomest gentlemen present;
which is a decision that they often made before, but somehow they have
never succeeded in catching him yet, and we have come to the conclusion
that he is rather hard to catch.
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