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Rush County

Book Description:

Early days in Rush County, IN, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data and personal biographies in this new 11" x 8.5" spiral-bound book, printed on 60 # opaque paper. The 73-page book is a reprint of the rare 1915 book Sketches of Rush County Indiana, edited by Mary M. Alexander and Capitola Guffin Dill, plus brief excerpts from An Illustrated History of the State of Indiana by DeWitt C. Goodrich et.al. (1875) and Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State, a 1941 WPA publication. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Among the contents in the first section of the book are: The beginnings of the county -- the Delaware Indians and the murder of Chief Ben Davis; the First Land Office and a description of the life of early settlers; Itinerant ministers; Taverns; Rushville -- newspapers, stores, doctors, lawyers, courts, murder trials, the execution of Edward Swanson; Elections; Schools and Academies; Churches; Orphans' Home; Politics; Banks; Military History -- Revolutionary War pensioners, War of 1812 survivors, Civil War units; Representatives from Rush County to the General Assembly; Railroads; Libraries; and many other miscellaneous items. Besides Rushville, towns mentioned include: Carthage, Milroy, Manilla, Arlington, Glenwood, New Salem, Falmouth, Richland, Homer, and Raleigh. There's also a poem by Anna Clark Urmston called "Be a Booster." Contents of the second section of the book include: a history of Company M, 121st Regiment, 9th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, which includes many names; a history of the D.A.R. , both nationally and locally; and the linage of the Rushville Chapter members. These include: John Abbott, John Aldridge, Judge William Augustus At Lee, Zopher Ball, Thomas Bailey, Abraham Banta, Ichobud Blacklidge, Edward Brockway, George Brown, Robert Caldwell, William Carr, William Carroll, Thomas Cassady, Betsey Ross Claypool (maker of the first flag), Henry Cortelyou, Rufus Cone, Thomas Campbell, William Davis, Thomas Dixon, John Ellis, Samuel Frazee, Joseph Lewis Finley, Isreal Gilpin, Robert Gray, Thomas Green, Jacob Hackleman, John Hamilton, Abram Hendricks, Joseph Hallett, James Innis, Thomas Isbell, David Jameson, Jonathan Jacques, Thomas Lee, Peter Perrine Lee, John Lewis, Lemuel Lewis, William Mauzy, John Miller, John McGee, William McDaniel Sr., William McDaniel, Thomas McQueen, Francis Nichols, Aquila Norris, Zephaniah Posey, Oliver Chapin Sexton, Henry Shipley, John Smalley, Thomas Smiley, John Smiley, Abraham Vohees, Samuel Wallace, Jabez Lathrop Winship, John Wyatt, and Philip Young. Contents also include a list of Rush County and Rushville City officials for 1915, and a professional Directory of lawyers, dentists, engineers, ministers, piano teachers, doctors, veterinarians, and businesses. There is also an index of names!

Rush County, IN
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Cover of Rush County History

Sources: Sketches of Rush County
Authors: Mary M. Alexander; Capitola Guffin Dill
Original Publication Year: 1915
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