Friday, December 09, 2011

Livery Stables of Arizona 1881.

This page was done just for the fun of it, I hope some of you will find it helpful.

Tucson Arizona 1881.

Richard Brown ( Carroll's Livery stable ).
James Carroll, Livery stable, corner Pennington & Court.
E. F. Colton, Livery and feed stable, 332 Meyer Street South.
George L. Field, Ironwood Livery stable, 109 Sixth Ave.
W. M. Morgan, Ironwood Livery stable, 109 Sixth Ave.
Frank C. Norton, Sup't, Colton stable.

Arizona Gazetter and Business 1881.

Frank Stilwell, Livery and Feed stable.
George McAsh, Livery and Feed stable.
John V. Duilion, Feed stable.
D. W. Cummings, Livery and Feed stable.
D. A. Reynolds, Livery and Feed stable.
R. H. Schell, Livery and Sale stable.
P. C. Robertson, Livery and Feed stable.
G. Ross & Co., Livery, Feed and Sale stable.
John Rusher, Livery stable.
James William, Livert stable.
George Hamlin, Livery stable.
James D. Monihon, Livery stable

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Adam Arbogast-Revolutionary soldier-Virginia.

Adam Arbogast, Pocahontas, November 6, 1832.  Born 1760.  Indian spy. 1776 or 1777.  Drafted and marched under Captain John McCoy and Lieutenant Joseph Gwin to West 's Fort on west fork of Monogahela, then down the river to Lowther's Fort, then lower yet to Nutter's Fort, where he remained much of the three months, and finally to Coontie's Fort, where troops were called in consequence of the Indians killing a white woman, while she was spreading hemp in a field.

Volunteered,1778, as Indian spy under the same Captain, and marched to warm springs, whence he, together with George Hull, John Gum, and Conrad Fleisher, were ordered to Crabbottom to guard that locality, and there remained the rest of his time.  At another time he march from his home ( Now Highland ), across Greenbrier River to Seneca in pursuit of Indians.  Date not given ( 1781? )

Note. There are copies of his pension application, but as most of the information is the same as the above I will not print it here.  However there is a part of the application I will print as it is interesting, and may help you learn more about him.

The following report is by District Attorney Washington G. Singleton who investigted many pensioners in present West Virginia. For details see pension application S6111 of David W. Sleeth. Singleton wrote “Entitled” in his report on Arbogast, who was listed as a pensioner in the 1840, federal census of Pocahontas County.] Adam Arbagast Served 6 mo. [illegible word] $60.

I the undersigned Adam Arbagast at the request of W. G. Singleton give the following statement of my age & of my Revolutionary Service as a soldier. to wit:

I was 75 yrs. old on the 25th October last – am a native of Frederick county and resided in west augusta now Pendleton county during the war of the Revolution — in the year 1777 (to the best of my recollection) I was drafted for 3 months and marched from Pendleton county (under Capt. John McKay, Lieut. James Guinn & David Marton Ensign) through Tygarts Vally Randolph County thence across the Buckhannon River into the present County of Harrison county. there our company was divided & subdivided and sent to the different forts or stations in the settlement. myself with others were stationed at Bushes Fort on Hackers creek afterwards removed to the west Fort of the Monongalia River, and thence to Nutters & Louthers Fort. at the several stations above mentioned I served out the 3 months and returned home.

I drew rations received pay & was furnished with arms & ammunition — about two years after the preceeding tour (I wont be certain as to the time, except in this, that it was during the war of the Revolution) I volunteered in same county under Ensign Thomas Right who marched with about twenty men including my self to the Warm Springs now Bath county. on our arival there found at that station Cols. Huggard & McCreary who ordered us back to Pendleton to protect that county from Invasion by Indians. we returned & six of us including my self remained in service for the three months. we were raingeing & scouting through the Frontiers of that county. I was Sergeant and had the command of the little party. Six in number includeing myself as before stated & thus ended my services. My son Jacob wrote my Declaration. Jan’y 30 1835 Adam hisXmark Arbagast
A Copy. W. G. Singleton Feby 14 1835.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

West Virginia Indian Spies.

Being a spy sound romantic but it was not it was hard and dangerous work all these men were Indian spies in the Revolutionary war and all survived.  All these men were on the pension rolls for Virginia of 1835.  The men with a star filed for a pension.  These pension application are  available on request.

Richard Bell, Va. coont. line., Harrison county.
*Petter Bonnett, Lewis county, W. Va., age 80.
*John Bradshaw, Pocanontas county, W. Va., age 75.
*William Cecil, Tazewell county, W. Va., age 85.
*Richard Dotson, Tyler county, W. Va., age 82.
Simon Everley, Monongalia county, W. Va., age 71.
James Ellison, Monroe county, W. Va., age 77.
William Gardner, Lewis county, W. Va., age 74.
*Edward Harbert, Harrison county, W. Va., age 72.
*Sam. ( Samuel? ), Harbert, Va. line, Harrison county, W. Va., age74.
*Jacob Harrow, Harrison county, W. Va., age 79.
*Sotha Hickman, Harrison county, W. Va., age 86.
*Moses Husstead, Harrison county, W. Vaa., age 86.
Hezekiah Hess, Lewis county, W. Va., age 78.
Jacob Hyde, Lewis county, W. Va., age77.
*Isaac Mace, Lewis county, W. Va., age 79.
Tunnis Muckelwaine, Lewis county, W. Va., age 75.
Zephaniah Nicholas, Lewis county, W. Va., age 78.
*Joseph Parson, Jackson county W. Va., age 79.
*Jacob Rifee, Harrison county, W. Va., age 73.
*Thomas Stout, Harrison, W. Va., age 70.
*Paul Shaver, Lewis county, W. Va., age 75.
*Mark Smith, Lewis county, W. Va., age 76.
Samuel Stalmacker, Lewis county, W. Va., age 71.
*David Wamsley, Lewis county, W. Va.,
*James Wamsley, Lewis county, W. Va., age 69.
Hezekiah Wade, Tyler county W. Va., age 80.

Cyrus Leland & Charles F. Coleman Civil War.

Numbers 8. Report of Lieutenant Cyrus Leland, jr., Tenth Kansas Infantry.
KANSAS CITY, MO., August 31, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the part taken by myself, and what I know of the late Quantrill raid.

I joined Major [P. B.] Plumb, at Olathe, Kans., about sunrise on the morning of the 21st instant. He had about 50 men. We started out on the road to gardner, but soon learned that Quantrill had passed through Gardner the evening previous, in the direction of Lawrence. We then struck across the country direct for Lawrence. When nearly 3 miles north of Gardner, we found Quantrill's trail, and learned that Captain [C. F.] Coleman, of the Ninth Kansas, was but 4 or 5 miles ahead of us. Major Plumb knew before this that Captain Coleman was ahead of us, and that he was on the trail. We overtook Captain Coleman about 4 miles southeast of Franklin about 9 a. m. Long before this we could see the smoke over the city of Lawrence. Here we moved in a southwesterly direction. We had gone but a short distance when we could see the smoke and dust non the Lawrence and Fort Scott road.

Then we knew about where the enemy were. As we moved along we could see the dust and fresh smoke, and could see by this which way they were moving. Along here I asked Major Plumb to give me charge of the militia (the citizens that had and would join us). He did so. near Brooklyn we made a halt of a few minutes; I suppose it was to find out where the enemy were. While here, a good many of the citizens joined us, and I formed them into companies. I assigned about 50 to a company; had enough to form three companies. Near here we had a skirmish with the enemy; this was about 11 a. m.; the cavalry doing about all of it. Just before this skirmish, general Lane joined us with about 30 men.

After this skirmish, major Plumb ordered me to take the advance with all the militia that I could get. At the first skirmish all the militia, with the exception of one company, broke ranks, some to go farther in the advance, while others would keep away in the rear. I took the advance with the militia; had from 50 to 200 men, but they were strung out in squads back to our cavalry. There were from 20 to 50 of the militia that would fight very well. Whenever we would press up pretty close and commence firing on the enemy, they would halt and form line of battle, and fight us until our cavalry would come in sight, or come pretty near their range, when they would commence their retreat again. Our cavalry horses were very much worn out, and could not catch up with the advance militia. During the day after the first skirmish, our cavalry, with the exception of one company of the Ninth Kansas, was from 1 to 3 miles in our rear.

This company of the Ninth succeeded near sundown in getting near enough to give the enemy a few shots. Along in the afternoon, Major Plumb came up in the advance. He told me that the cavalry horses were completely tired out. The rest of the day Major Plumb was in the advance with the militia, or with this company of the Ninth Kansas, which was then from a quarter to a half of a mile in rear of the advance militia. Just about dark I was in advance with about 40 of the militia. We had just driven the rear guard of the enemy over the brow of a hill when we heard yelling just over this hill. Soon we saw the enemy come up on the hill. They were in line, I think, about 200 strong. They came charging down upon us. We fell back to this company of cavalry. They formed in line as they sa us coming back. We formed on their right. The enemy came up near enough to fire a few shots, when they commenced to retreat again. This was within 2 or 3 miles of Paola, right west of it. It was soon so dark that we lost them. We went into Paola. Reached Paola about 8 o'clock. Found Colonel [C. S.] Clark there. He soon sent out scouts to find Quantrill's trail.

Some time during the night they found the trail. Colonel Clark said that he would start out at 3 o'clock in the morning with all the force that he could get. I staid with Major Plumb Friday night at Paola. Saturday morning we started on the trail with a few citizens. Near the line we fell in with Majors [W. C.] Ransom and [L. K.] Thacher; they had three companies of cavalry. At Williams' place, some 12 miles in Missouri, we found Colonel Clark. We stopped and fled here. Before we left Williams', Major Phillips came in with a command. Here the command separated. Majors Plumb, Ransom, and Thacher, with their companies, started out in a northeast direction; I kept with them. They scouted the country as they moved. Sunday we scouted country in toward Lone Jack. Twice we fell in with some Missouri troops. They were scouting the country in every direction. Sunday night we reached Lone Jack, and sent out detachments to guard all the crossings.

We could see by the enemy's trail that they had disbanded, nearly all of them leaving the direct trail. Monday we scouted the Sni Bottom. Tuesday morning I left Majors Plumb and Thacher near Blue Springs, and came into Independence with Major Ransom, with one company of cavalry. I came into Kansas City in the afternoon with 6 or 8 scouts. Through the whole of the expedition I do not know of any of our command being killed or wounded. In the chase from Brooklyn to Paola we killed 4 of Quantrill's gang. They were left where they were killed. During the chase in Missouri we killed several men, but I do not know just what number.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CYRUS LELAND, JR., First Lieutenant Tenth Kansas Volunteers.

Numbers 6. Report of Captain Charles F. Coleman, Ninth Kansas Cavalry.
LITTLE SANTA FE, MO., August 30, 1863.

SIR: On the night of the 20th, at 8 p. m., I received a dispatch from Captain [J. A.] Pike, commanding at Aubrey, stating that he had just received reliable information that Quantrill with 700 men was in camp on the head of Grand River, 8 miles east of that place. I immediately sent a messenger to Westport and Kansas City with a dispatch stating the facts as I received them. In about fifteen minutes afterward, I received the second dispatch from Captain Pike, stating that Quantrill had passed into Kansas 5 miles south of Aubrey, with 800 men. The second messenger was immediately sent to Westport and Kansas City with the above news, also one to Olathe, with the request that the word be carried on west.

At 9 o'clock I started with all my available force, consisting of a detachment of Company M, Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and a part of my own company, in all about 80 men. At Aubrey I was joined by Captain Pike, Company K, Ninth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and Company D, Eleventh Kansas Volunteers Cavalry. My force then consisted of about 180 men. From Aubrey I sent a dispatch to Lieutenant-Colonel [C. S.] Clark, commanding at Coldwater, that at 11 o'clock I would start after them. I struck their trail 5 miles south of Aubrey, followed it some 3 miles, when we lost it, they having scattered and divided their force to prevent pursuit int the night (in again finding it, I lost near two hours).

At Gardner I learned that they passed through six hours before. From Gardner I sent runners south and west to notify the inhabitants that Quantrill had gone north with a large force. I soon could see the smoke from the burning of Lawrence, and pressed on as fast as our jaded horses would their. When about 6 miles south of Lawrence, I was relieved from command by the arrival of Major [P. B.] Plumb, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, with about 30 men. From there we turned south for Baldwin City, and, when neat there, saw them burning Brooklyn.

We halted there a short time to hear from our scouts which way they were moving, who reported that they were on the Fort Scott road, moving south. From Baldwin City we struck southwest, and intercepted them on the Fort Scott road, and engaged their rear with what men we could bet up, we having made a charge for the last 3 miles, and the most of our horses being totally given out, having traveled them upward of 30 miles without feed, water, or rest. After a few rounds their rear gave way and joined their main command. We then divided our command and attempted to cut them off from the crossing of Ottawa Creek, but failed on account of the jaded condition of our horses.

We then got together about 40 soldiers and the same number of citizens (all the rest of the horses having given out), and again attacked them in the rear, and kept up a running fight for the next 18 miles, and till we drove them into the Bull Creek timber west of Paola. Night coming on, we abandoned the chase, having been in our saddles twenty-four hours without food or water for man or horse, and having traveled over 100 miles. The enemy here took around Paola on the north. From the best information received during the day, we killed and wounded about 30 of them. We rested at Paola during the night, and in the morning Lieutenant-Colonel Clark took command and resumed the chase.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. F. COLEMAN, Captain Ninth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Fugitives from Texas.

Here is a short list of outlaws from Texas, all were indicted but are now on the run.

Erath County, Texas.

Sam ( Samuel? ) Gass and Mary Gass, Kidnaping committed 1876; indicted December same year; Sam Gass is about 31 years old, light complexion, sandy beard, weights 140 pounds, spare built, Mary his wife, 21years, slim and medium height.

Batty Thornton, Murder; committed May 1875; indicted June same year; about 25 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, light complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes, and weights about 140 pounds, in Mississippi.

Hamilton County Texas.

J. W. W. Hughes, Murder; indicted October, 1874; 30 years old, 6 feet high, 160 pounds fair complexion, light hair, one stiff finger; was sentenced to the penitentiary for fifteen years; escaped before rearching his destination.

Hays County Texas.

John G. Chapman, Murder; committed November 26, 1874; indicted March 25, 1875; about 37 years old, dark hair and eyes,little gray , but uses dye on hair and whiskers.

Dan Nichols, Theft of hogs; committed November 30, 1875; indicted September 14, 1876; is about 25 years old, light hair and whiskers, weights 200 pounds, about 5 feet 9 inches.

Ellen Holland, Bigamy; committed December 20, 1876; indcted March 16, 1877; is living with Columbus Moore as his wife; is about 25 years of age.

Columbus Moore, Bigamy; committed December 20, 1876; indcted March 16, 1877; about 27 years of age, is a Blacksmith by trade; last heard of was in Robertson county.

Sam ( Samuel? ) Burton, Assault to murder.  About 5 feet 10 inches high, about 38 years old, heavy build, light hair, blue eyes, has a small scar on upper lip, takes a great deal and gets drunk whenever he can get whisky.

Jefferson County Texas.

Wesley Garner, Arson,; committed May 1877; indicted July 1877.  About 5 feet 10 inches, high, weighs 180 pounds; dark, swarthy complexion, dark hair and eyes, slow spoken, heavy voice, wears no beard, heavy features,  about 55 years old.  Was reported to be in Austion, Texas, in July and August last driving a dray.

Burnet County Texas.

George Carver Sr. and George Carver Jr., Murder of George Mosely and James Sharp; committed February 1, 1870; indicted December 3, 870; both supposed to be hung.

E. M. Yerger, Unlawful marriage; committed November 9, 1869; indicted April 5, 1871; is about 6 feet 2 inches in height, about 34 or 35 years of age, dark hair, and brown eyes; fair complexion, well educated, school teacher by prfession and strong taste for Phrenology; last heard from was in Colorado; peculiar appearance of the eyes.

Manly Turner, Defacing brand on stock with intent to defraud; committed November 25, 1870; indicted August 13, 1871; about 5 feet 7 inches high, 28 years old, light complexion and hair, gray eyes, heavy set, weighs about 160 pounds, rather good looking and plays cards; when last heard from two months ago, was in Houston Texas.

William Perkins, Murder; committed August 11, 1872; indicted September same year; the murder was committed in Lampasas county; Englishman, about 35 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches high, weighs 135 or 140 pounds, darkcomplexion, black hair and eyes, physician by profession, and a particular friend of James P. Newcomb, late of Auston Texas.

Clay Stinnett; Edward Caven and William T. Caven, Murder.
Committed September 1, 1873; indicted August 8, 1874.

Clay Stinnett, is about 28 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark complexion and hair and black eyes, weighs about 130 pounds, and has a small patch of white beard on the left jaw about the size of a half dollar; when lastheard from was in the state of Alabama.

Edward Caven, is about 24 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, selender form, weighs 160 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes and regular features, wears a brown moustache and travels from Burnet county to the Rio grand, frequently in Kimble, Mason and Gillespie counties.
Ed Caven is one of the recently captured by Captain McNelly, with King Fisher on the Rio Grand.

William T. Caven, is about 22 years of age, near6 feet high, weighs some 200 pounds, dark complexion, black hair, brown eyes, no beard, has youthful but homely features; ranges through the counties of San Saba, Mason, Gillespie and the Rio Grand.

Monday, December 05, 2011

James Dunning Pennsylvania Fur Trader, 1747.

James Dunning was an active trader through the years, and on July 9, 1747, he was accused by the Indians before the Provincial Council with having stolen forty-seven deer skins and three horses from a sober, quite Delaware on the Juniata River.  The Indians pursued him to Erie and to Ohio, but could not come up with him, and reported him as having gone down the Ohio.  Dunning had a sleeping place on the Allegheny Trail to Shannopin's Town somewhere near the head of Bruch Creek, but it's exact locttion has never been determind.

Note. If you would like to read more about James Dunning, take this link.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

John J. Freyvogel, Soldier-Fireman-Blacksmith-Boatman & Inventor.

The following information comes from; The History of the firemen of the City of Pittsburgh, 1889.

John J. Freyvogel, began life as a carriage blacksmith, and served his time at his trade. He ia apt in the use of tools and makes his own inventions in his own shop. About the time he had finised learning his trade, the war came on and he enlisted for the Union.

He joined Captain Smith's company of Jackson's regiment at Pittsburgh in July 1861.  Colonel Jackson was soon promoted to Brigadier General, and was killed on the fatal fields of Fredericksburg.  Freyvogel paricipated in all the battles fought by Pennsylvania troops in the Army of Potomac, including Fredersburg.
He was wounded four times in the Fredericksburgh fight.  One bullet entered his thigh, two tore his knee, and one lodged in his calf of his leg.  He was left upon the field, and fell into the hands of the enemy.  He was taken to Libby prison and put in the hospital. 

Author's note.  He was in the 9th., Pennsylvania Reserve Corps/ 38th, Pennsylvania Volunteers, company A., Enrolled July 16, 1861, at Allegheny Co., Mustered in July 28, 1861, at Washington D. C. Enlisted as a private for 3 years.  Discharged on surgeon's certificate March 24, 1863.  On the enrollment card he is listed under two names; Freyvogel and Fregoogel.  In the company roster he is listed as John J. Fregoogel. 

As soon as he was able to walk he was parold on account of his wounds.  When released from captivity he was sent to the Naval School Hospital, Annapolis, where he remained four months.  After he had recovered, his wounds still rendered him unfit for duty, and he was honorably discharged in April, 1863.  He came home and obtained employment upon the gun-boats, that were then being fitted up for, the Union service at Pittsburgh.  After the gun-boats were finished he went into other employment, until he joined the Fire Department in 1872.

Engine Company No 5 was organized as part of the Pittsburgh Fire Department in April, 1872.  Freyvogel was engineer.  In 1889, he still holds that position.  Freyvogel has a love for mechanics and invention, and afforded by the life of a fireman, has had more to do with keeping him in the department than salary attached to the place.  He has a well esupplied work shop fitted up in the rear of the engine house, and spends all his spare time with his hammer and forge.  As a result of his constant experiments, and study No 5 engine house is supplied with sveral useful and ingenious appliances that are not to be found anywhere eles in the world.

The invention which Freyvogel considers of most value is an improvement upon the hames and hames catchers of the harness.  The improved hames are made entirely of metal, and each sides is in one complete piece.  The rings are welded on solidly.  The cateh is a part of the hames, and there are no parts, liable to work loose and get out of order.  The catch itself works upon the drop principle, and cannot get out of order or become unfastened.  The Warwick Manufacturing Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, now makes Freyvogels's improved hames, and they are coming into general use.

Author's note.  Freyvogel went on to make other improvements, for the fire houses around the wold.  He improved on the horse detaching arrangement.  Also the catch on the doors of the horse stalls.  Also a device for hurrying the horse out of the stalls.