Gleanings from the Aug. 20, 1833 and Sep. 3, 1833 Issues
of the Washington Reporter

The following transcription was researched, abstracted, typed and submitted by J. Florian of [TBD] for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in August 1998.

Notes:

  • Capitalization of names and locations has been added by the author.
  • Text contained in double-quotes is taken verbatim from the newspaper verbatim.
  • Text outside the double-quotes is abstracted by the author.
  • Text contained in square brackets is parenthetical information added by the author.



From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7

[inner page]

"Attention 66th Regiment - Notice is hereby given to the enrolled 
inhabitants of the 66th Regiment, P. M. that an election will be held on 
Monday the 26th instant to elect one colonel to command said Regiment, 
in room of COL. WM. M'CREERY, RESIGNED, and if any other vacancy occurs 
it will be supplied on said day. The FIRST BATTALION will elect at the 
HOUSE OF D. JONES, in BURGETTSTOWN, and the SECOND BATTALION, at the 
HOUSE OF JAMES M'CLASKEY, in MT. PLEASANT. The Majors of said Battalions 
will superintend the elections as the law directs, and delieve me the 
returns on the day following, in MT PLEASANT. (signed) JOHN PARK BRIG. 
INSP. 1ST BRIG. 14TH DIV. P.M. August 13, 1833"

"Election for Major General - Notice is hereby given to the Brigadier 
General and field officers of the 1st Brigade, 14th Division, P.M. that 
an election will be held at the HOUSE OF Mr. JOHN DAGG, in the borough 
of WASHINGTON on wednesday the 28th instant, to elect a major general, 
in room of GEN. CHARLES DE HAAS, RESIGNED. By order of the Adj't 
General. (signed) JOHN PARK, BRIG. INSP. 1ST BRIG. 14TH DIV. P.M. 
August 13, 1833"

[back page] 

"Election For Major General- Notice is hereby given to the Brigadier 
General and field officers of the Volunteers and Militia, within the 2nd 
Brigade, of the 14th Division of Pennsylvania, that....an election will 
be held at the PUBLIC HOUSE OF CAP.T JOEL WOODS in the town of AMITY, on 
Wednesday the 28th of August next for One Major General, to supply the 
vacancy occasioned by the resignation of CHARLES DE HAAS. (signed by) 
LOT LANTZ, Brig. Insp. 2d Brig. 14th Div. P.M. The Brigade Inspector of 
the first Brigade is respectfully requested to meet the undersigned at 
the MANSION HOUSE OF JOHN DAGG'S in WASHINGTON, on Thursday the 20th 
August at 9 o'clock in the morning, for the purpose of making out a 
Division Return of the Election. A punctual observance of the hour is 
desired, as a Board of Officers meets at BENTLEYVILLE that day which 
requires his attendance. (signed) LOT LANTZ (dated) July 30th 1833 - 
3t."


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 Advertisements: Cabinet Maker - WM. JORDEN, Main St,, west side, "a few doors below MR. JOHN IRONS' Stage Office, made to order for cash or exchange of country produce, July 23, 1833" Cash for wool---- WILLIAM SMITH, Washington May 14, 1833 Fabric, shoes-------WILLIAM SMITH Attorney-- GEORGE W. ACHESON, office opposite the Globe Tavern, Main St. Oct 23, 1832 Hatting re-commenced- J H EMERY, Canonsburg, Aug 6, 1833 WASHINGTON BREWERY, 10 acres, 2 house, stable- offered for sale or rent- - contact the "Reporter" or "subscriber", THOMAS ACHESON, July 16, 1833, posted also in The Pittsburgh Gazette and Pennsylvania Telegraph. BICKNELL'S REPORTER - Journal- Counterfeit detector and Prices Current- ROBERT T. BICKNELL, Exchange Broker, No 6, Franklin Place, Philadelphia Pa. Tonsorial Head Quarters-- ALFRED WOODS - "professor of the Tonsorial sciences of Shaving and Hair dressing"...Office next to WASHINGTON HOUSE and GEN'L STAGE OFFICE... JULY 30, 1833


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 "To the heirs and legal represenatives of JOSEPH WALKER, dec'd. Take notice that an inquest will be held at the LATE DWELLING HOUSE of the said dec'd: in the TOWNSHIP OF CROSS-CREEK in the County of Washington and State of Pennsylvania, on Wednesday the 4th day of September next, for the purpose of making a partition of the real estate of said deceased, to and among the children and representatives, if the same can be done without prejudice to, or spoiling of the whole; otherwise to value and appraise the same according to law: At which time and place you are required to attend if you think proper. (signed) SAM'L CUNNINGHAM, SHERIFF Sheriff's Office Washington Pa. July 23, 1833-4t."


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 [Back page, bottom, far right] "The Reporter is printed and published by B. S. STEWART and G.W. ACHESON, 3rd square, south of the Court-house, Main st (sic), Washington, Pa."


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 "Stray Steer- Broke into the encloser of the subscriber, living on the FARM of LIVERTON THOMAS, in PETERS TOWNSHIP, a black and white spotted steer, about three years. Entered on the Township Clerk's books, according to law. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away. - ANDREW THOMAS August 16, 1833- 3tp"


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 "Runaway- Six cents reward... Left my employ, JOSEPH ZEDEKER, an apprentice to the Blacksmith business, about six feet in height, dark complexioned... All persons are forbid harboring said apprentice, and anyone taking up and bringing back said ZEDEKER shall be entitled to the above reward. (signed) ROBERT DOAK (dated) August 5, 1833 - 3 tp"


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 [Notices of petitions for divorce. All in the Court of Common Pleas, Washington Co Pa.] 1. No. 137, December Term, 1832 (sic). Dec 24 1832 (sic). Subpeona awarded March 21st 1833. Subpeona issued "non est inventus" April 12, 1833.... SUSANNAH LEES by her next friend JAMES BROWN VS. WILLIAM LEES Attest THOMAS OFFICER, PROTH'Y July 1, 1833 Defendant requested to appear 23 Sept next (signed) SAM'L CUMMINGHAM, SHERRIFF "Sheriff's Office, Washington, Aug. 19, 1833- 4t" 2. [No term given] JANE TEETERS by her next friend PARKER SCOTT JR VS. JOHN TEETERS Feb. 4, 1833. Subpeona awarded by HON. THOMAS H. BAIRD Feb 12, 1833. Subpeona issued "non est inventus" Attest THOMAS OFFICER, PROTH'Y May 10, 1833 Defendant requested to appear 23 Sept 1833 (signed) SAM'L CUMMINGHAM, SHERRIFF "Sheriff's Office, Washington, Aug. 19, 1833- 4t" 3. SOPHIA ELIZABETH PINHORN by her next friend JAMES A HILL VS GEORGE PINHORN No. 158, Dec Term, 1832 (sic) Dec. 24, 1832 (sic). Subpeona awarded Mar. 21, 1833. Subpeona issued "non est inventus". "Al. sub. issued Apr. 12, 1832 "non est inventus". Attest THOMAS OFFICER, PROTH'Y July 1, 1833 Defendant requested to appear 23 Sept 1833 (signed) SAM'L CUMMINGHAM, SHERRIFF "Sheriff's Office, Washington, Aug. 19, 1833- 4t" 4. JANE WALLACE by her next friend GEO. M'GIBBENY VS. GEO. W. WALLACE Jan 29, 1833. Subpeona awarded by JUDGE HAMILTON Feb 6, 1833. Subpeona issued "non est inventus". Attest THOMAS OFFICER, PROTH'Y Defendant requested to appear 23 Sept 1833 (signed) SAM'L CUMMINGHAM, SHERRIFF "Sheriff's Office, Washington, Aug. 19, 1833- 4t"


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 "Take Notice Whereas my wife MARY has left my bed and board..." [paraphrased] I won't be responsible for her debts. (signed) ANDREW DAGE (dated) July 26, 1833


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday August 20, 1833 Vol 1 No 7 [back page] "The Creditors of, and Contributors to, the "Associate Reformed Congregation," late of Washington, will take notice, That the undersigned will be ready to distribute the funds arising on the sale of the house and lot owned by said congregation....." [pursuant to]... "The Commonwealth of Penna. In the Court of Common Pleas, No. 217, June Term, 1833 - " that the funds left after sale and "...after payment of the execution..." be paid to DAVID ACHESON, JAMES M'BURNEY and JOHN K. WILSON, "a committee on behalf of the congregation...." The committee will arrange payments back to the "...original subscriptions for the building of said meeting-house..." The men listed above will publish a notice in a newspaper for 3 mos in the City of Washington PA and a paper in City of Philadelphia 3 mos. "Attest - Thomas Officer, Prothonotary Washington, June 22, 1833 James McBurney, David Acheson, John K. Wilson, Committee Washington, July 30, 1833 - 3m The U.S. Gazette, Philadelphia, will please publish the foregoing 3 times in the tri-weekly, the remainder of the time in the weekly paper, and the amount will be paid by one of the committee."


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 "SHERIFF'S SALES" "By virtue of sundry writs of Venditioni Exponas issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, and to me directed, there will be sold at Public Vendue or Outcry at the Court-house in the borough of Washington, on Friday the 27th day of September next, the following real estate, to wit: A tract of land situate in WEST BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, containing 78 acres, more or less, 50 acres cleared, 5 of which is meadow, on which is erected two log houses, 22 by 24 feet each, a good barn 66 by 32 feet, a work shop, and an orchard, ADJOINING LANDS WITH GEORGE SUNEDECKER, ABRAHAM MOWL, JOHN CONKLE and JOSHUA SWIHART. Taken in execution as the property of EZEKIAL SWIHART, at the SUIT OF JOHN WONSETTLER. Also---A lot of ground in SMITH TOWNSHIP, containing 2 3/4 acres, more or less, on which is erected an old cabin house, ADJOING LANDS OF ROBERT PATTERSON, ROBERT FULTON, and NATHANIEL HOBBS, all cleared. Taken in execution as the property of ELISHA HENWOOD, at the SUIT OF ARCHIBALD PORTER, for the USE OF JAMES MARQUIS. Also---All the right, title, interest and claim of the defandants to a lot of ground in the TOWN OF PARIS, HANOVER TOWNSHIP, containing 40 feet in front and extending 182 feet back, more or less, being lot No. 7, in the general plan of said town, on which is erected a new two story frame dwelling house 22 by 18 feet with a good Kitchen attached - [newspaper typed in parantheses (the house not plastered)]. Taken in execution as the property of ANDREW WOLFE and ALEXANDER GIBSON, trading under the FIRM OF WOLF AND GIBSON, at the SUIT OF WILLIAM DUFF. Also--- A lot of ground in the TOWN OF BEALLSVILLE, No. 18, containing 60 feet in front, and 180 feet back, more or less, bounded by the National Road on the South, East by an alley, and North by lots of MOSES BENNINGTON, on which is erected a small frame house 16 feet square and a stable. Taken in execution as the property of THOMAS STEWART, at the SUIT OF JOSEPH HUFFMAN. Also---A lot of ground in the BOROUGH OF WASHINGTON, No. 5, bounded on the South by Maiden street (sic), on the West by lots of WM. J. BROWN, on the North by Strawberry alley, and on the East by lot No. 6, containing 60 feet in front and 240 feet back, more or less, on which is erected a small brick one story dwelling house, a well and pump, and an old frame house. Taken in execution as the property of SAMUEL JOHNS, at the SUIT OF JOHN L. SANDS. [Note, Strawberry Alley runs beside the Washington Co. Courthouse.] Also--- A lot of ground in the TOWN OF BURGETTSTOWN, corner of Pittsburgh and Washington streets, containing 45 feet in front and 130 feet back, more or less, ADJOINING LOTS of JOSEPH CALDWELL'S HEIRS on the East, and lots of DAVID BRUCE'S HEIRS on the North, on which is erected a frame house 32 feet square, also a frame stable 32 by 26 feet, with a pump of water in the stable. [notice continues] --Also a lot of ground on Market street in said town, containing a quarter of an acre, more or less, ADJOING LOTS of JAMES ANDERSON on the South, and of ALEXANDER M'CREEDY on the West, under fence. Taken in execution as the property of GRIFFITH JONES at the SUIT OF JAMES STEVENSON. Also---Four lots of ground situate in the BOROUGH OF WASHINGTON, containing 60 feet each in front and 120 feet each back, more or less, bounded by New street, North by Walnut street, South by an alley, and east by a lot of JAMES STEVENS and HANNAH TAYLOR, vacant. Taken in execution as the property of SILAS PRUDDEN, at the SUIT OF JAMES BLAINE, devise of WM. HOGE, DECEASED. (signed) SAM'L CUNNINGHAM, Sheriff Sheriff's Office, August 29, 1833


From the The Reporter, Washington Co, Pa, Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 [OBITUARIES- use the date of newspaper to determine date of death.] "Died --- On Wednesday night last, MRS. ELIZABETH CRISPIN, wife of MR. ABEL CRISPIN, of MORRIS TOWNSHIP, and ONLY DAUGHTER OF MR. SAMUEL LACOCK, aged about 25 years. ------------On Saturday night last, MR. PHILLIP LIEWELLEN, aged about 85 years. Mr. Liewellen was one of the first settlers in AMWELL TOWNSHIP, WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA. ------------At COLUMBUS, OHIO, on the 12th July, ult. of Cholera, E. P. MAYNARD, one of the editors of the 'Ohio Register'. "


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 "A post office has been established at GREENFIELD in this county, to be called 'PIKE RUN,' MR HENRY GREGG, Post-master" "An earthquake was felt at BALTIMORE on Tuesday last--but more strongly at Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and in the neighborhood of Richmond, &c(sic) where it was attended by a rumbling noise. A letter from the foreman at MR. BAIRD'S STONE QUARRY, in STAFFORD COUNTY, VA. dated on Tuesday morning, says 'We have had a remarkable shivering of the earth here to-day: the workmen say ``the rocks have the fever and ague``.' And the Richmond Whig extra says ``The stage driver brings information that BROWN'S COAL PITS, at DOVER, sunk in during the earthquake this morning, burying 42 negroes. The overseer, who was here at the time, has gone up express.``"


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 The Democratic Antimasonic Convention of Washington met Monday Sept 2, 1833 in Washington, PA. Participants felt convention was very successful; details of the proceedings will be in next newspaper [Tuesday Sept 10]. "Democratic Antimasonic Ticket Assembly. JOHN H. EWING, JOSEPH HENDERSON, JESSE COOPER; Commissioner, JAMES M'QUOWN; Auditor, JOHN MARSHAL(sic); Director of the Poor, JOHN URIE." Within the article, several names are mentioned. Such as: "If however the peaceful and moral community of PITTSBURGH can tolerate such proceedings and such language as the following [letter], we can assure MR. ALLEN that the strong arm of the Law and public opinion in Washington, will protect him from outrage." The letter that follows that paragraph, and titled "From the Pittsburgh Mercury" is directed to a MR. SNOWDEN. [Both are debates about Masons, in flowery language of the day, with personal indignations expressed etc.]


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 "Attention Calvary--The 'CROSS CREEK HUSSARS' will meet in WASHINGTON, on Monday the 9th September at 10 o'clock AM properly armed and equipped with every thing necessary for a campaign of four days duty to CLARKSVILLE, GREENE COUNTY. Each member will provide himself with one blanket, and twelve rounds of blank cartridge. (signed) ROBERT SIMPSON, CAPTAIN, September 3, 1833" "Attention - The 'Washington Blues' will parade on the public square, in blue pantaloons, on Monday morning the 9th of Sept. at 5 o'clock AM properly armed and equipped for four days camp duty. ---Each member will provide himself with a knapsack, blanket, one pair of white pantaloons and at least twelve rounds of blank cartridge. (signed) B.S. STEWART, CAPTAIN. N.B. Any member, or other person who has any of the arms of the company will deliever them to the Armorer immediately. (signed) B.S.S." "Company Orders - Columbian Rifleman, parade on your usual ground on Monday morning the 9th of September next, at 5 o'clock AM in gray pantaloons, and provided with a white pair also, and 15 or 20 rounds blank cartridge, arms, accoutrements, &c. (sic) in good order, prepared to take up the line of march with the Battalion for a campaign of 4 days to CLARKSVILLE, in GREENE COUNTY. By order, P. KENNEDY, O.S. August 27, 1833."


From the The Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 J. B. GREEN AND CO'S MENAGERIE & CIRCUS [all paraphased] exhibited at Washington on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September....Elephant, Ethiopian Zebra, Gnu from desert of Zahara, 2 kangaroos from New Holland, Pervian Camel, 2 African Lionesses, Brazilian Tigress, Hunting Leopard from Senegal, 2 North American panthers, European badger.... performers...CAPTAIN DICK & DANDY JACK on Shetland ponies, MR SEARGEANT, equestrian...MASTER LIPMAN, portraying Indian customs with paddle, spear and tomahawk...MR. BURT, horesmanship and "throwing his lofty Somerset from his horse while at full speed"...MR. JENNINGS, juggler...MR. S. S. GREEN, pony... MESSRS. SEARGENT, BURT, LIPMAN, JENNINGS, CLARK, GREEN, and clown BURT, carpet leaps... Admittance 25 cents, hours 12 M to 4 PM whole performance at same time... September 3, 1833


From the The Reporter, Washington Co, Pa Tuesday September 3, 1833 Vol 1 No 9 "REGISTER'S NOTICE-- Register's Office, August 29, 1833. Notice is hereby given to all legatees, creditors, and other persons concerned, that the undernamed (sic) executors and administrators, have filed their accounts in the office of the Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, PA. and that they will be presented to the Orphan's court of the county aforesaid, on Wednesday the 24th day of September next, for confimation and allowance. (signed) JOHN GRAYSON, REG. [note- typist has abbreviated the word "administrator(s)" in each of these to "adm(s)". Also abbreviated "deceased" to "dec".] The account of EZEKIEL CLARK, ADM. of the estate of EPHRAIM CLARK, DEC. The account of JOHN HINDMAN surviving executor of the last will and testament of JOHN HOLLICRAFT, DEC. The account of WILLIAM ALEXANDER and ROBERT WITHROW, ADMS. of the estate of MATTHEW M'CONNELL, DEC. The account of JOHN FULTON ADM. of the estate of SAMUEL ANDERSON, DEC. The account of ELIZABETH REES and JONATHAN WALTON executors of the last will and testament of THOMAS REES, DEC. The account of SAMUEL MAGILL executor of the last will and testament of SAMUEL MAGILL, DEC. The account of JOSEPH ANDREWS, JAMES BROWN, and JAMES MCFARREN, executors of the last will and testament of JEREMIAH ANDREWS, DEC. The account of THOMAS BROWN, ADM. of the estate of ISABELLA BROWN, DEC. The account of JAMES MCFARREN and SAMUEL FARRER, ADMS. of the estate of JANE MCFARREN, DEC. The account of ALEXANDER SCOTT, surviving executor of the last will and testament of JOSIAH SCOTT, SEN'R DEC. The final account of JOSEPH HILL, acting executor of the last will and testament of JACOB SPRINGER, DEC. The account of JOSEPH VANEMAN and HENRY BRACKEN, ADMS. of the estate of WILLIAM VANEMAN, DEC. The account of ANGNESS BYERS and ANDREW BYERS, ADMS. of the estate of SAMUEL BYERS, DEC. The account of MOSES WALKER, surviving ADM. of the estate of WILLIAM FINLEY, DEC. The account of REBECCA CLOSSER and JOHN HORN, executors of the last will and testament of JOHN CLOSSER, DEC. The account of WILLIAM THOMPSON, ADM. of the estate of ARCHIBALD MOOR, DEC. The account of JOHN MCMILLIAN and SAMUEL GRAHAM, executors of the last will and testament of JOHN LOGAN, DEC. The account of JESSE SPENCER, ADM. of the estate of DR. BOSTON G. BURGET, DEC. The account of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and WILLIAM LINDLY, executors of the last will and testament of ISAAC TAYLOR, DEC. The account of JACOB ELY, surviving executor of the last will and testament of MICHAEL ELY, DEC. The account of ISAC(sic) M'CULLOUGH and JOHN VANCE executors of the last will and testament of DAVID B. ARMSTRONG, DEC.

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