Thursday, November 04, 2010

Murder 1824-1866.

Any of these names would make a interesting story for this site, if any one has any information on these names I would like to hear about.

Note. The dates before the name is not the date of the event, but the date that it was put before Congress.

1. 1860, Margaret Ann Marble, praying that she may be permitted to enter a certain tract of land improved by her husband, who was murdered by the Indians at Spirit Lake, in the State of Iowa

2. 1860, James Harriot, praying permission to enter as a preƫmptor one hundred and sixty acres of land settled on and improved by his son, who was murdered by the Indians at Spirit Lake.

3. 1842, Samuel Downing, administrator of Samuel Downing, one of the securities of Leroy Opie, late a paymaster in the army of the United States, who was murdered and robbed while in the discharge of his duty.

4. 1866, Mrs. Amarilla Cook, widow of John B. Cook, late deputy provost marshal of the 16th congressional district of Ohio, who was murdered at Cambridge, Ohio, on the 5th day of March, 1865, by deserters from the United States army, whom he was attempting to arrest.

5. 1864, The citizens of Newton, Massachusetts, praying that provision may be made for the benefit of the father, mother, and sister of Eben White, 2d lieutenant of company B, 7th United States regiment of colored troops, who was murdered at Benedict, Maryland, October 20, 1863, by John Southron and his son, to be realized from the confiscation of the property of said Southron.

6. 1829, Mary White, widow, and Sarah White, only child of Benjamin White, deceased, stating, that the deceased was the second officer of the American ship Wabash, and was murdered on board said ship in Mocoa roads, by some of the natives of China; that the masters of the vessels of various nations, then lying in and near the harbor of that place, raised, by voluntary contributions, a small sum of money for the relief of the petitioners, which was invested in 45 chests of tea, and a box of silks; that the said tea and silks have arrived in Baltimore, and praying for a remission of the duties thereon.

7. 1824, John Seay, of the State of Louisiana, praying compensation for a negro man, that he alleges was murdered by soldiers of the United States, in the year 1823

8. 1854, The Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the facts connected with the recent death of James Batchelder, a deputy marshal of the United States, who, it is alleged, was murdered on Friday last, whilst engaged in enforcing a law of the Union against a violent and treasonable mob in the city of Boston; and if they find, as reported, that he was killed whilst in the performance of this patriotic duty, and has left a widow and children, that they further be instructed to report a bill making some proper and liberal provision for their relief.

9. 1820, William Russum and Clement Stanford, sureties of Algernon S. Stanford, deceased, a deputy collector of direct taxes and internal duties in the state of Maryland, under George Brown, principal collector, stating, that the said deputy collector, while in the discharge of his official duties, was murdered and robbed of a considerable sum of public money, by some unknown person or persons; that the principal collector has obtained a judgment against the petitioners for a large amount, on account of the defalcation of the deceased, which they are unable to discharge, and praying Congress to remit so much of the claim of the United States against the said principal collector as he is answerable for, over and above what may be made out of the estate of the said Algernon S. Stanford;

10. 1858, Ann Mathieson, praying remuneration for the property of her husband who was murdered by the Indians.

11. 1869, Sarah Lyons, widow of Captain Francis Lyons, who was murdered by southern guerillas, praying for pension.

12. 1866, Annie E. Dixon? widow of Major Henry T. Dixon, late of the United States volunteer service, who was murdered in the city of Alexandria, Virginia, by a late rebel surgeon, praying to be allowed a pension.

13. 1830, Matilda B. Dunn, widow of Thomas B. Dunn, late Superintendent of the United States' Armory at Harper's Ferry, and who was murdered while in the discharge of his duty, praying that provision may be made for the maintenance of herself and the children of the said Thomas B. Dunn.

14. 1840, Panchita Gracias, widow of Joseph Gracias, a mail-carrier, who was murdered on the 15th day of February, 1840, while carrying the mail between Peblo and St. Augustine, East Florida, by Indians, who captured and carried away a pair of horses and harness, a gun and two pistols, and sundry other articles belonging to her husband, praying remuneration therefor; and also, that a small annuity may be granted her.

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