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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 14:25:31 -0600

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Jefferson Democrat
Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri

Part II


OBITUARY - RUDDER -- On Thursday evening at 9 o'clock, of Typhoid fever,
at the residence of his father, Samuel B. RUDDER, on Belew's Creek,
Augustus E. RUDDER, aged 25 years, 1 month and 22 days.
Mr. RUDDER was a young man of pleasing manners, honest purposes and
unfaltering will: greatly liked by all who knew him. Learning the
blacksmith's trade under his father's instruction, he continued in this
business up to the time of his death. He had been complaining and
failing for several years, and about three weeks ago was confined to his
bed from which he recovered, only to be smitten down again, from which
attack he never arose again. About 8 or 9 days ago he was taken with
what the doctors called Typhoid Fever, and lingered until last Thursday
evening, when the spirit left the body, free from further pain, to rest
forever more. Oh, how sadly will a kind, loving father and mother, and
sisters and brothers miss him! What tears of sorrow will fall, and at
eventide, as gathered round the hearthstone, a face, dear to the heart
of all will be missed, and a voice so familiar to the ears of loving
parents, will be silent his vacant chair at the evening board -- all
forcibly remind us of the loss of our amiable young friend. Yet let us
remember that he now dwells in the house of God, not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens; where pain and sorrow, affliction and care is
unknown; but where all is peace, and joy, and love.
Mr. RUDDER leaves a wife and two children, the youngest 8 months old,
to mourn his loss. The family have our heartfelt sympathy in their
bereavement and trust they may reconcile themselves with the thought
that he is only parted from them for a time, to meet again in that great
day when God shall come to judge the living and the dead. J.H.H.


The undersigned Public Administrator will, on Saturday, the 4th day of
January, 18778, at the late residence of Mrs. DEAN, near D.F. McKEE's,
sell at public auction the property of Mrs. DEAN, consisting of one cow,
household and kitchen furniture, etc. W.P. HAMRICK

COUNTY COURT - The following business was transacted in County Court
last week: Landen HERRINGTON was granted license to run ferry across
Mississippi river at Kimmswick.

Accounts were allowed against the county as follows:
W.M. PARKINSON, road damages $25.00
W. COOPER, taking pauper to Co. farm 2.00
F. GRIMM, for material furnished and repairing Lemay bridge 44.30
W.R. DONNELL, County Clerk 86.12
T.H. McMULLIN, Pros. Att'y 5.00
J.N. DOUGLAS, support of Unity BALDWIN 20.00
Richard KITE, support of aged mother and helpless sister 15.00
Henry SECKMAN, desk for Collector's office 5.20
A. HAESSEL, goods for Court House 4.23
E. AMOR, goods for Court House 26.75
J. LEUTZINGER, goods for Court House 2.75
T. JONES & Co., goods for Court House 8.05
Silas WILLIAMS, for wood 17.50
A. CALAHAN, sawing wood 6.75
Julius PETERSON, interest on bond 16.67
R.W. McMULLIN, blanks 2.00
T.J. JONES, for treas Lunatic Asylum 90.00
T.J. JONES, taking Mrs. DEAN to Asylum 50.00
T.J. JONES, sheriff 16.50
John SHELTON, jailer 23.00
A. YERGER, County Court Justice 15.00
J.C. CAPE, County Court Justice 15.00
F. WILLIAMS, County Court Justice 15.00
R.W. McMULLIN, purchase of land for school fund 25.90

OBITUARY - WOOD -- Near Pevely, Mo., December 5, 1878. James Edward,
beloved son of Henry and Frances WOOD, aged 3 years, 11 months and 13

WILEY -- On Wednesday, Dec, 18, 1878, at his residence on Dry Creek, Eli
WILEY, aged 79 years, 4 months and 23 days.
Mr. WILEY was one of our oldest and most respected citizens, and the
announcement of his death will be received with regret by all who knew
him. He was born in Tifford county, North Carolina, July 25, 1799, and
at the early age of five years, his father removed to .p.Murray county,
Tenn;., where he lived until 1822, when with his father's family, and
family named GRIFFIN, they hired a flat-boat, in which they pulled from
the mouth of the Tennessee river to the mouth of Isle Au Bois, in St.
Genevieve county, Mo. From this place he started to Jefferson county,
Mo., in an ox-cart, and settled on Dry Creek, at what is known as the
"Stone house place," 5 miles south of the place where he died. By
honest dealing, untiring perseverance, and close economy, Mr. WILEY had
gathered together a bountiful supply of this world's goods, and at the
time of his death he was able to enjoy the fruits of his hard fought
life battle. Mr. WILEY married young, and succeeded in raising a very
large family -- 4 girls and 9 boys -- 7 of whom are now living. Through
many a fierce blast, while the winds of adversity seemed to encircle all
his bright hopes, did he "stem the storm," buoyed up by the cheering
words, and comforting help of a loving and industrious wife, who, today,
is left alone, bereft of the companion of over fifty years, who is three
or four years younger than her husband
During the late unpleasantness between the North and South, two sons of
Mr. WILEY (Francis and Edward) cast their lot with the unfortunate
people of the South, and lost their lives in what they believed to be a
noble and just cause. Two sons (John and Eli) sleep beneath the waters
of the rolling deep, while still another (William), a minister of the
Gospel, has been waiting to welcome his father in that home above, where
there is "no more night, no more sorrow, no more pain." One daughter
(Margaret) left this earth at the early age of 21 years, smitten down
with that terrible affliction -- consumption.
Mr. WILEY was a devout believer in Christianity, being a zealous worker
in the Presbyterian Church, and when called from this world of sin and
sorrow, he wiling laid down his armor, fully trusting in the promise of
his God, to reward those that are faithful.
We tender the afflicted family our heartfelt sympathy, and recommend
them to the mercy of Him who "tempereth the winds," where we trust they
may find consolation and solace in their deep, felt sorrow.
The different papers of the State are requested to copy. J.H.H.


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