Saturday, October 03, 2015

Asbury B. Crocheron.

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Mr. Asbury B. Crocheron, sheriff of Owyhee county, was born at Long Tom, Lane county, Oregon. October 25, i860. From there he moved with his parents to Idaho City, and in the spring of 1867 came to Silver City. He was educated in tiie ]nil)lic schools of Silver City, with the advantage of one year in Portland. Until the last few years he has been engaged quite extensively in the stock business, and was recognized as one of the most daring riders and best "ropers" in this section. Mr. Crocheron was elected assessor and tax collector for the 1890-2 term, and was re-elected for the same office, without opposition, for the 1894-6 term. He was then elected sherifT of the county in 1896, which ofifice he fills in an able manner. He was married October 14, 1897, to Mrs. Millie Walston, of Reynolds. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity.

Asbury B. Crocheron.
Birth: October 25, 1860..
Death: 1926.
Burial: Bruneau Cemetery, Bruneau, Owyhee County, Idaho.

Millie R. Walston Crcheron.
Birth: July 22, 1870.
Death: November 9, 1907.
Iolds Creek Cemetery, Reynolds, Owyhee County, Idaho.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Marcellus Jerome Clark ( Sue Mundy.)

This is not his whole story by a long shot.  His story was to long to put here.  Those who would like to learn more about his live and execution I will leave a title and link at the end of this story.

Captain George Swope, of the Fifth Indiana Cavalry, and provost marshal had charge of the execution.  Mundy was asked if he had anything to say, to make it known. He directed his remarks to his spiritual advisor in a very low voice, he said : " I am a regular Confederate soldier, and have served in the Confederate army for four years. I fought under General Buckner at Port Donalson, and belonged to General Morgan's command when he entered Kentucky. I have assisted and taken many prisoners and have always treated them kindly. I was wounded at Cynthiana and cut off from my command. I have been in Kentucky ever since;

I could prove that I am a regular Confederate soldier, and I hope in, and die for, the Confederate cause." A white cap was placed over his face and at the word three the prop was pulled from under the trap. The fall was not more than three feet and it did not break his neck; he was choked to death. his sufferings were of short duration. Thus ended the career of the notorious Sue Mundy. He was captured on Sunday, taken to Louisville on Monday, tried on Tuesday and executed on Wednesday, all of the same week.

Sue Mundy was nearly six feet tall, straight and remarkably well built, and would weigh about one hundred and sixty pounds. His complexion was fair ; he had long dark hair which touched his shoulders, he had a beautifully shaped mouth, and in short was a handsome man. His whole demeanor was firm, polite, quiet and unassuming; he bore the air of a man of culture and gentlemanly refinement.

He said he would have been twenty-one years of age in the following August and would die before he reached his manhood, and yet, had been a man to his country. He wore a black velvet cap, a black or dark blue jacket with one row of Kentucky State buttons, a pair of dark cassimere pants and a pair of old boots, cut down in imitation of a pair of shoes.

Famous Kentucky Tragedies and trials.
by L. F. Johnson.
Publish 1916. pages 180-100.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Annie Davis Martin.

Victoria Inn, 1909.  later to become the St. Genevieve's Collage for young ladies
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Annie Davis Martin.

Birth; November 6, 1860.
Death: March 18, 1947.

Parents: Junius Davis, Anne Swann Martin.

Husband: James G. Martin, (1853-?).

Parents: James G. Martin, Marianne Martin.

Married June 3, 1879.

Children: Esther K., Anne S. martin.

Burials: Unknown.

Mrs. Martin lived in Buncombe County, North Carolina, in the town of Asheville North Carolina. Mrs. Martin was a busy woman all her live running Boarding House's  and Inn's.

She ran the Victoria Inn, Mtn. Meadow Inn and Kenilworth Inn and a few other Boarding House I couldn't find names for.  She was also V-Pres. of the Strickler Seed Co.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

History of the Limerick Home, South Carolina

In 1707 the Lords Proprietors permitted the Cypress Barony to be alienated and divided into smaller tracts ; there upon it was parceled out, 5000 acres to Dominick Arthur, and 3500 acres to both John Gough and Michael Mahon, who took out new grants for their portions. Michael Mahon was a
native of Limerick, Ireland, as was also Dominick Arthur, and the name of Limerick became attached to the part of their shares subsequently sold to Daniel Huger, son of the first Huger emigrant, who made Limerick his place of residence.

With the sale and partition of the Cypress Barony, and its plantation equipment, the family of Landgrave Thomas Colleton lost all touch with the province. In later years all the part of the Cypress Barony allotted to Michael Mahon and John Gough, with 7341/2 acres off the Arthur portion, had become the property of members of the Ball family.

It is impossible to relate all of the notable achievements of the family of Hugers. Daniel Huger the third, to whom Limerick had been devised by his father, conveyed it on March 12th, 1764, to Elias Ball of St. John's Parish, Berkley County, as containing 45641/2 acres. It continued to be owned by the Ball family for over a century and a quarter, not passing from their hands until after 1890.

There stands to-day on Limerick, the old plantation dwelling which has attained the venerable age of two hundred and odd years. Though slightly run down at the heels, it is certainly a quaint and curious old-fashioned affair that has stood the acid test of years. A glimpse of the swamp around the head waters of the Cooper are seen in the background of the illustration. This house is fairly typical of the dwellings of that day and time in those isolated regions, as is the magnificent avenue of oaks which marked the approach to most of these plantation residences.

Elias Ball, of Limerick, was held in high esteem by his brother parishioners, who erected a mural tablet to his memory in Strawberry Chapel, an honor bestowed on no other layman of that parish. He was strong-willed, kind-hearted, clearheaded, resolute, generous and affectionate. On his plantation his word was law, although he was kind to his slaves. As an illustration of his undisputed sway the following anecdote is told :

One of the overseers on the plantation was to be married, the feast was ready, the company had assembled, minister and groom were on hand ; but the bride at the last minute refused to be married at all. She would listen to neither coaxing, threats nor arguments. Mas 'Lias fortunately happened to be on the plantation ; to him a little negro boy was sent. "Mas 'Lias, Mis' Katie say she wun't married." "Tell Miss Katie I say she 'must married.' " Back sped the messenger in hot haste mth the tidings and she was.

Isaac Ball, second son of John Ball, Sr., came into possession of Limerick at the death of his uncle a few months after (1810). He married his cousin, Eliza Catherine PoyasThey settled at Limerick and lived a happy useful life. Having no children they adopted a little nephew of Mrs. Ball's.

Limerick passed to William James Ball, whose wife, Julia Cart, had charm of manner equal to her beauty of face. After her death in 1858, near the close of the Civil War, he married his cousin, Mary Huger Gibbes, and lived at Limerick, where he died in 1891.

Author. I was unable to place the pictures where I wanted them in the story.
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Publish date of the pictures was1921.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Amos Schwob, Indiana.

Amos Schwob was born in Germany, March 22, 1859. He is a son of John Schwob, a native of Germany, born about 1835, and Mary (Miller) Schwob, also a native of Germany, in which country they were married. They settled and lived there for a time, John working at the shoemaker's trade. When he emigrated to this country they were thirty-seven days out from Hamburg, Germany, to New York, where he landed in 1861, with his family and without money. He managed to get enough from some one to pay their way to Columbus, Ohio, where John began to work at his trade, and Mary, by the week, to earn money to repay that which he had borrowed to pay their way to that place.

They remained in Columbus, Ohio, awhile, when they moved to a town in Fairfield county, Ohio. Here Mr. Schwob worked at his trade until about 1865, when they came to Huntington county, Indiana. He then rented Daniel Burman's farm and began farming, the owner of the land living at the time in Ohio. Mr. Schwob had met him while there, and in this way he became a resident of Huntington county. He traveled from Ohio to his destination in Indiana by wagon, arriving here during war times.

Amos Schwob First Home.
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After arriving in Huntington county he worked at his trade, also farming, which he continued more or less until about 1877. He then bought three acres of land, three miles north of Warren, Indiana, and built alog house on it. After owning that for about five years, he sold it, and bought forty-eight acres of the old Alexander Morgan farm in Huntington county. Later on he added twenty acres adjoining, and is nowliving on this farm. Mary having died about 1889, Mr. Schwob married Adeline Heenenberger. To his marriage twelve children have been born, six of whom are yet alive: Amos; Mary, who is the wife of William J. Ellerman, a farmer of Huntington county, Indiana; John, deceased; Rosina is the wife of Augustus Ballhoffer, and they reside in Grant county, Indiana; an infant, deceased; Katherine, the wife of Leopold Ruef, a resident of Huntington county: Willie, deceased : Agnes, burned to death in childhood ; Charlie, deceased ; Henry a resident of Huntington county, Indiana: Luella is the wife of Harry Posev, and they are residents of Marion, Indiana, and an infant, deceased.

When John Schwob started life he had nothing and after coming to Indiana he had much sickness in his family, ague and other diseases incident to a new country.

Amos Schwob was nine years old before he could speak English. Soon after coming to Huntington county, his mother decided that her son should have some schooling.She accordingly made him ready and proceeded to take him to school herself, he crying all the time on the way. At that time three months was the longest and only term taught in the common school during the year. Amos had to learn to speak English, and it was three years before he made much headway in his mastery of the common branches taught in the schools.

He attended his last term of school when he was sixteen years old. Being the oldest in the family of children, he did not get more than two months schooling in each year during the time of his attendance in the district school.He is now a fair scholar, having picked up a great deal of scholastic knowledge since his school days, and speaks both the German and English languages fluently.

Amos remained at home until he was eighteen years old, at which time his father told him he did need him any longer at home and that he might work out. The subject then engaged himself to Kale Wylie for nine months work, but while he was gone to make his contract his father rented thirty acres more land for a corn crop and he found upon his return that his father had made arrangement to keep him home, consequently he had to break the contract for work which he had already made. In the new arrangement which he made with his father, the latter was to give him a team of horses and a set of harness and a wagon if the son would remain at home until he was twenty-one years of age. January i, 1880, Amos was married, being at that time a few months under twenty-one years old. He got the team promised by his father, and took, instead of a wagon, a buggy and harness.

He still has one of the horses received from his father, which is now more than twenty-five years old. His wife, before her marriage, was Ella Wharton, born July 29, 1862, in Montgomery county, Ohio. She is a daughter of Mark and Minerva (Dyke) Wharton, natives of Ohio, and she was born in Montgomery county, that state. They came to Huntington county, Indiana, about the year  1870, and both of them are still living in Warren, Indiana. Mark Wharton has devoted his life to farming. He is the father of three children, Charlie, a resident of Gas City. Indiana, is a minister in the Church of Christ ; Elorence, the wife of Peter Lines, a resident of Huntington county, Indiana, and Ella, wife of Amos Schwob.

After their marriage, Amos Schwob and his wife went over to the Wabash river and rented the "Holt" place, a farm of one hundred and eighty acres. All they had was a team and the clothes which they wore. In the fall of 1879 Amos and his brother-inlaw, William J. Ellerman, had rented this place and put in a wheat crop. He was not thinking of marriage at that time, but seeing a good chance to start in life, he and Ella Wharton decided to consummate their union at once. While they were very poor, yet they were contented with their lot, and especially with themselves.

They remained on this farm for three years, when he rented a farm from John Roach, but after putting out a wheat crop on the farm, he sold his interest. He then traded his buggy and set of double harness which his father had given him, for a first payment on the purchase of forty acres of land and moved onto that. After remaining on this land for one summer he sold his forty acres for the reason that he could not, as he had intended, buy after awhile an adjoining forty-acre tract. It was so situated, however, that it could not be sold. For that reason he did not desire to keep his tract ; added to this was the fact that he was making four hundred dollars in the deal, which of itself was no small incentive. He then moved on to the farm owned bv his father-in-law, an eighty-acre tract, and was there for two years. He then bought eighty acres in Wells county, Indiana, where he now lives.

In the fall of 1886. when he purchased this farm, Mr. Schwob assumed an indebtedness of fourteen hundred dollars. At that time there was only a garden patch cleared on the land and the improvements in the way of building consisted of a log cabin only.He has since then cleared, fenced and improved it in ever}- way. and he has now sixty-five acres under a good state of cultivation, having twenty-six hundred rods of tiling on the eighty acres. Neither he nor his wife have ever had a dollar given to them. He now owns one hundred and twenty acres of land in one Ijody which, with the exception of his woodland, is all under a fine state of cultivation.

He says that he has worked night and day for seven years, but thinks if it had not been for the chicken production he could niit hiiye bought a postal card. After the oil boom came on, he was a pumper for eight years. His farm is in the oil territor^' and his income from that source will average probably fifty dollars per month. During the last one or two years he has engaged in the breeding of shorthorn cattle: he had previously bred Poland China hogs, but at present he has a variety of the latter stock, including Duroc, Poland China and Chester White breeds. He also has a house and lot in Warren, Indiana, and eighteen acres of land adjoining the town site.

He has devoted his entire life to. the vocation of farming, yet, as he says, he could make a boot. The subject of the present sketch is the father of three children: Artie E., born April 1, 1884. at home with parents, will take up high school work in \\'arren, Indiana ; Arvie E.. born April 19, 1889, and Eva E., born June 3, 1897. Both himself and wife are members of the Disciples church. Generalh- speaking, he has been a Democrat in politics, warming up some and doing active work for his party during campaigns. Both his boys are in school and have done well in their school work, standing well in their respective grades. His youngest son will enter the eighth grade next year.

Amos Schwob Home of today.
In the personage of Amos Schwob we find the best type of the German American Yeomanry and American citizenship, possessing in his make-up all the attributes of pertinacious industry, patience and thrifty habits which characterize his German ancestry. He has risen from a condition of penury, through which his father struggled, surrounded by the adverse circumstances of an ignorance of our language and the serious diseases incident to a new country to a plane of citizenship and a position in the and he has pride in the progress of his sons in the schools, which so far surpass his own meager opportunities. His own and his father's success, as portrayed in the present sketcli, afford a striking illustration of the rewards that await, not only the industrious and worthy emigrant from a foreign shore, but every citizen in our faxored land. community in which he lives which does him the highest honor. His labors have been rewarded in the possession of a competency

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Colonel Harry W. Gilmor.

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Harry W. Gilmor

Birth: Jan. 24, 1838.
Death: Mar. 4, 1883.

Wife: Mentoria N. Strong Gilmor (1845 - 1879).

Children: Harry Gilmor, Alice B. Gilmor (____ - 1943)*\.

Burial: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland.

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 1st Maryland (CSA) Cavalry.

Colonel Harry Gilmor enlisted in the Confederate service August 31, 1861, as a private in Captain Frank Mason's Company G, Ashby's Regiment of Cavalry ; March 27, 1862, was elected Captain ; May 7. 1863, was commissioned Major and subsequently Lieutenant-Colonel in command Second Maryland Cavalry.