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From: Charlotte Maness <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 18:34:08 -0600
Just to remind everyone -- Charlotte's "Pearls" are
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Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY 1880
CIRCUIT COURT NOTES - Judge DINNING arrived at noon Monday and the legal
mill was at once set in motion. - Jesse SMITH pleaded guilty to
burglary and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. He has
already been boarded by the county about six months.
Henry WILLIAMS, colored, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to kill,
and was sent up for two years.
Eddie CORP was convicted of attempting to commit a rape, and was given
two years in which to learn a more useful trade. The court-room was
crowded during his trial, especially while the attorneys were making
their argument. Defendant's interests were ably attended to by Judge
VAIL and Albert YOUNG, Esq., while Sam. BYRNS assisted Tom McMULLIN in
making a vigorous prosecution. Both sides made out clear cases, but the
jury seemed to think that there was less probability of the state's
case being manufactured for the occasion than there was of that made up
for defendant. The lawyers all did well, but the closing speech made by
BURNS was one of the best speech we ever heard. It was with great
difficulty that the audience was prevented showing their appreciation by
cheering. CORP stood it all like a veteran, but his wife was an object
CORP has in an affidavit made by his father to the effect that he was
under 18 when he committed the crime for which he has been convicted.
The purpose is to get commutation of sentence.
MARRIED - CROSS -- PATTERSON -- Jan'y 7th, 1880 by Rev. J.T. McMULLIN,
Mr. J.T. CROSS to Miss Elizabeth PATTERSON. All of Jefferson county, Mo.
FRIDAY, 30 JANUARY 1880.
Mrs. Rebecca PORTER, of Plattin township died last Saturday. We expect
an obituary notice for next week.
Lawson C. ROBERTSON, formerly of this county, died at Mount Serrat,
Johnson county, Mo., last week, aged 46. He has a good many relations
in this county.
The astonishing news reaches us that Capt. EVERETT's wife has left him
and ran off with a young school teacher named O'CONNERS. Stranger
things happen but seldom, and the woman must have been crazy.
A man named Charley JOHNSON, who has been an inmate of the county farm
for three or four years, afflicted with consumption died last week. He
has no known relatives in this county except a little boy.
Sheriff JONES, assisted by M.F. BYRNE, C. MARSDEN, W.A. WHITE and R.M.
WHITEHEAD, started Thursday morning for Jefferson City with WILKINSON,
KLEISLEY, SMITH and WILLIAMS, for of the persons convicted and sentenced
at the present term. CORP's case is still unsettled, and it was not
thought best to keep the others here any longer.
Last Saturday Mrs. M.W. HORINE went to visit a neighbor, leaving a lot
of her child's clothing on a chair near the stove. A spark from the
stove ignited the clothing, and the smoke soon attracted the attention
of a neighbor and an alarm was raised. The citizens responded promptly,
but their services were not needed, as the fire was extinguished without
doing further damage than destroying the pile of clothes.
A man named CUNNINGHAM, who was confined in the Farmington jail for
murder, suicided one night this week by hanging himself in his cell.
The crime committed by him was such a cold blooded, unprovoked affair,
that CUNNINGHAM was thought by many to be insane. At any rate he has
saved the state a big amount of cost, and Sheriff McMULLIN an unpleasant
job, and there are probably but few who will mourn his demise.
VICTORIA ITEMS - Victoria, Mo., Jan. 20, 1880 - To W.H. VINYARD -- Under
a silver poplar tree - The villages mutt will bask; Now if the ---- you
not can see, - He will reply to those who ask--- "Dog gone it it's a
DE SOTO ITEMS -- by H.S. JENKS - De Soto, Mo., Jan'y 27, 1880 - Millie
A., daughter of Amos L. and Emma COLEMAN, died January 26th, aged 1 year
and 1 month.
Charlie REISTER has some specimens of silver ore from his mine, near
Leadville, Col. They can be seen at Andy MAENER's
The jury in case of State vs. George B. TUCKER, for bigamy, disargued,
and the case was set for a re-hearing this week.
The motion for a new trial for Edward CORP was overruled, as was also
the motion to commute punishment.
OBITUARY - WEAVER.--Near Rush Tower, Jan'y 21, 1880, John W. WEAVER, in
the 79th year of his age.
Mr. WEAVER was born Nov 7th, 1811, in Cape Girardeau county, Mo.,
was raised in Mississippi county, but came to Jefferson county while yet
a minor, and resided here till his death. He was married while young to
Miss Isabella MORRIS, who preceded him to the spirit land about 27
years. He was for many years a member of the Baptist Church, and for
some years was a local preacher of that church. He was a member of the
Masonic fraternity, a charter member of Joachim lodge, the oldest lodge
in the county. His children who survive him show the careful training
they received. Mr. WEAVER was one of the oldest and best known citizens
of the county, and although he had nearly reached the recorded age
accorded to the strong, many will be surprised to hear of his death. He
died as he lived, firm in the faith of the redeemer.
IN MEMORIAM - A very sad event was the death on Monday, the 19th inst.
in De Soto, Mo., of Elbert R., son of Rev. J.L. and Mrs. M.M.
McFARLAND. Elbert was 14 years old on the 16th inst. He spent Saturday
in company with some of his young friends. On Sunday morning, some time
after the family had arisen, his mother discovered that he was lying in
a state of unconsciousness. A physician was called immediately, but all
efforts to restore him to consciousness, or determine the cause of his
illness, were unavailing. He suffered intensely. At about 1 p.m.
Monday he died. His early and sudden death illustrates that our "life
is even as a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth
away." The number of children attending the funeral services attested
the esteem in which the deceased was held by his young associates.
Elbert was obedient to his parents, manly in his bearing, of studious
habits, and a regular attendant at Sunday school. Much sympathy is felt
for the family in their sad and sudden bereavement. W.M. SHELTON.
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