Friday, November 21, 2014

Presbyterian ministers in Hendricks County (1885)

This is a list of the ministers of various Presbyterian churches in Hendricks County.

Source: Minutes of the Synod of Indiana of the Presbyterian Church held in Logansport 8-12 A.D. 1885 (Indianapolis: William A. Patton, 1885)

Brownsburg - H.L. Dickerson
Danville - Ninian S. Dickey
Shiloh (Avon) - William H. Hyatt
White Lick (Avon) - H.L. Dickerson

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hendricks County students at Indiana School for the Blind (1869)

These were the students from Hendricks County who were attending the Indiana School for the Blind in Indianapolis as of June 1869:

Source: Twenty-third annual report of the trustees and superintendent of the Indiana Institute for the Education of the Blind (Indianapolis: Alexander H. Conner, 1869)

--M. Jane Smith
cause of blindness: typhoid fever

--Phebe E. West
cause of blindness: inflammation

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hendricks County elected officials (1883)

This is a list of various elected officials in Hendricks County, who were in office as of spring 1883.

Source: Annual report of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana for the year ending October 31, 1883 (Indianapolis: William B. Burford, 1883)

Hendricks County Auditor - John Kendall (term expires November 1, 1887)
Hendricks County Clerk - William R. McClelland (term expires July 26, 1888)
Hendricks County Coroner - William M. Hutchings (term expires November 13, 1884)
Hendricks County Recorder - Adrian A. Parsons (term expires November 13, 1886)
Hendricks County Sheriff - Abraham Douglass (term expires November 13, 1884)
Hendricks County Surveyor - Charles M. Griggs (term expires November 13, 1884)
Hendricks County Treasurer - Rodney Jegar (term expires September 7, 1885)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Canterbury College graduates list 1946-1950 added

A list of graduates from Canterbury College in Danville for the years 1946 through 1950 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The list includes the graduate's name, the year they graduated, their hometown, and the degree they received.

Canterbury College existed in Danville from the fall of 1946 until 1951, when it closed. It was a reorganization of Central Normal College, which existed in Danville from 1878 until the spring of 1946.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hendricks County elected officials (1878)

This is a list of various elected officials in Hendricks County, who were in office as of spring 1878.

Source: Annual report of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana for the year ending October 31, 1878 (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Journal Co., 1878)

Hendricks County Auditor - William H. Nichols (term expires November 1, 1883)
Hendricks County Clerk - William T. Haynes (term expires July 26, 1884)
Hendricks County Coroner - Benjamin Hayden (term expires November 2, 1880)
Hendricks County Recorder - John A. Osborn (term expires November 7, 1882)
Hendricks County Sheriff - James M. Emmons (term expires November 7, 1880)
Hendricks County Surveyor - Joseph A. Clark (term expires October 29, 1880)
Hendricks County Treasurer - Wyatt Osborn (term expires November 7, 1881)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Justices of the Peace in Hendricks County (1878)

This is a list of those that were elected as a Justice of the Peace for the various townships in Hendricks County and who were in office as of the spring of 1878.

Source: Annual report of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana for the year ending October 31, 1878 (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Journal Co., 1878)

Brown Township
--Thomas C. Dollarhide
--James Smoot

Center Township
--Simon Rammel

Clay Township
--Thomas Mendenhall
--Joseph Williams

Eel River Township
--William J.K.P. Jones

Franklin Township
--Elisha McAninch
--John Campbell

Guilford Township
--Thomas Archer

Liberty Township
--D.H. Walts
--Amos I. Wills

Lincoln Township
--Isaac W. Gray

Marion Township
--Anthony W. Kelley
--Joseph Allison

Middle Township
--James M. Duzan

Union Township
--Thomas B. Hall

Washington Township
--William R. Barker

Thursday, November 13, 2014

David MATLOCK, Jr. sues for false imprisonment (1853)

As shown in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 7 (September 1853 - October 1857), in September 1853 David Matlock, Jr. sued John Wilson, James McLain, William Brittain and Seth Hurin for false imprisonment. Because Matlock was under 21, the case was filed on his behalf by his next friend, Thomas Nichols. Matlock alleged that John Wilson was an unlicensed constable who, with the help of his fellow church members McLain and Brittain, had arrested Matlock at a church camp meeting for having disturbed the meeting of a religious society (men and women were segregated at the camp meeting; Matlock had seated himself with the women and allegedly refused to move). Matlock had then been brought before Seth Hurin (a justice of the peace), found guilty and fined $5. A Hendricks County jury had found for Matlock and awarded him $100 in damages.

Wilson et al. appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court and in June 1856, they overturned the decision, noting that religious societies had the power to impose their own rules for their meetings. They ordered a new trial. At the new trial, the jury found that John Wilson owed Matlock $5 in damages, and that Matlock should pay the defendants for their costs for the Supreme Court case.