Staunton Spectator: December 18, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 04)Summary: From a "lady friend in Kentucky," the letter-writer includes a list of marriages performed in Rockbridge and Augusta by Rev. John Brown in the second half of the eighteenth century.
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Brown, James Brown, Dr. Alexander Humphreys, Rev. Samuel Blair, Rev. Samuel Brown, Rev. Morrison, Dabney, Smith, Rev. Flournoy, Alex. Sproul, Jean Beard, Jacob Morrell, Elizabeth Brooback, Lewis Jordan, Mary Trible, Isaac Trencher, Margaret McColmick, Arthur Connelly, Jane Dale, John Moore, Jennie Steele, Jas. Risk, Elizabeth Rusk, Thomas Weles, Catrine White, Robert Grier, Margaret Campbell, William Carpenter, Mary Strickler, Michael Kenady, Ellen McCaferty, Thos. Broom, Sara Galen, John Spence, Isabel McCormick, Epr. Doly, July Ann Doherty, James Paxton, Phebe McClung, Samuel Talford, Elizabeth Cull, Ed. Crydan, Jannet Ramsey, James Grigsby, Reb. Wallace, James Parks, Jean Buchanan, John McCampbell, Martha Bennet, John Collins, Mary Risner, Ralph Wandless, Crispy Nicolas, James Telford, Jean McCorkery, James Kelso, Betsy Sitlington, Robert Cooper, Martha Steel, Peter Burns, Jane Miller, Cawson McCullock, Lidia Vernon, William Higginbottom, Polly Shannon, William Dowthat, Anna Lewis, Jno. Doughady, Agness Davidson, Luke Collins, Sarah Miller, Alexander Thompson, Sallie Bell, Enoch Bogas, Margaret McCroskay, Jos. Walker, Grizzel McCroskay, William Davis, Anis Caldwell, Walter Davis, Jno. Bell, Rachel Fosler, Michael Miller, Christian Cline, Thos. Paxton, Martha Steel, David Wilson, Sarah Steel, Joseph Shanklin, Phaney Garlon, Robert Martin, Mary Miller, Archibald Musry, Sarah Fulton, Jas. Calhoon, Mary Lessly, Jacob Caulk, Mary McFadden, Preston Brown, Richard Hay, Rachel Risk, Daniel Moore, Martha Barnett, William Beard, Margaret McNutt, Jno. Weir, Jean Spreil, Mrs. Humphreys, Jas. Poague, Sarah Henry, Samuel McClintock, Susanna King, William Alexander, Sarah Henry, Jno. Risk, Jannet Brown, Benjamin Newlan, Catherine Tate, John Boyd, Elizabeth Vernon)
"Wars and Rumors of Wars"
(Column 01)Summary: Noting that all the nations of Europe are increasing their armies and munitions, the author asks if these are "the 'wars and rumors of wars' which are to precede the millennium?"What We Will Do
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that Southerners will obey the Constitution and the laws of the nation, but "will neither be intimidated nor made to aid in our own degradation and dishonor."
Origin of Article: Richmond TimesBreakers Ahead
(Column 02)Summary: Excerpts from Conservative papers in the North avow that, if the Radicals refuse to count the electoral vote of the Southern states in the upcoming Presidential election, they "will resist the usurpation at the point of the bayonet."
Origin of Article: Washington Republican; New York News; Lynchburg Republican
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of Loch Willow church in Staunton will "have a sale of fancy and useful articles as well as refreshments" on Christmas night at the home of Samuel Myers, with the proceeds benefiting their church.Local News--Free Schools in Staunton
(Names in announcement: Samuel Myers)
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that there are currently three free schools in the county, two of them for "colored pupils," and that "some of the colored pupils are progressing in their studies remarkably well."
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Dunn, Miss Gillespie, Miss Gilmore, Piper, Ellen Levett)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
In this place there are two schools for colored pupils and one free school for white pupils, conducted by northern teachers -- the former by Mrs. Dunn, Miss Gillespie, Miss Gilmore and Mr. Piper, and the latter by Miss Ellen Levett. Mrs. Dunn and Mr. Piper are from Maine, Miss Gillespie and Miss Levett from New Hampshire, and Miss Gilmore from Massachusetts. Mrs. Dunn has been here ever since the establishment of colored schools in this place. The colored schools contain 360 pupils, in which are embraced both sexes and nearly all ages from 5 to 60 years. The average attendance last month was 230. The free school for white pupils contains about 45, the average attendance being 35. The funds for supporting these schools are supplied by a Religious Association in the Northern States, and they are under the supervision of Rev. N. C. Brackett, who has general supervision of all such schools in the Valley from Harper's Ferry to Lexington.--We understand that some of the colored pupils are progressing in their studies remarkably well. The teachers of these schools have given no cause of complaint to our citizens, and have, so far as we are informed, conducted themselves with propriety.
(Column 02)Summary: Relates the tale of a pick-pocket who apparently followed local resident P. H. Trout to Philadelphia, where the "light-fingered individual" was arrested.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Stuart, P. H. Trout)
(Column 04)Summary: Catherine Snyder and Rev. George Huffman were married near Augusta Springs on November 29 by Rev. J. W. Grimm.Marriages
(Names in announcement: David Snyder, Rev. J. W. Grimm, Rev. George Huffman, Catherine Snyder)
(Column 04)Summary: Theresa McChesney and John C. Dunlap were married on November 7 by Rev. J. I. Miller.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. I. Miller, John C. Dunlap, Theresa M. McChesney)
(Column 04)Summary: Martha Hill, wife of Reuben Hill, died in Lebanon, Ohio on December 5.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Martha Hill, Reuben D. Hill)
(Column 04)Summary: John Beck died of pneumonia in Staunton on November 14. He was 31.Deaths
(Names in announcement: John Beck)
(Column 04)Summary: Mary Virginia Spitler died near Spring Hill on November 20 after an illness of a few weeks. She was 14.
(Names in announcement: Mary Virginia Spitler)