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LAWRENCE COUNTY,
INDIANA

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

History of Lawrence County, Indiana
(Source: History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana; From the Earliest Time to the Present;
Together with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc.
Publ. Chicago: Goodspeed Bros. & Co., Publishers 1884

CONTENTS:

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PART I.

CHAPTER I - GEOLOGY 11
   - Blind Fishes
 - Blue Spring Care
 - Chester Formation, The
 - Connelly Cave
 - Coal-Measures, The
 - Connelly Hill
 - Donnelson Cave
 - Details around Bono
 - Dry Cave
 - Dunihue Cave
 - Details at Springville
 - Economic Consideration
 - Fossils, The
 - Features at Fayetteville
 - Formations Around Mitchell
 - Geological Section,  The
 - Grinstaff Cave
 - Hamer Cave
 - Hematite Deposits, The
 - Kaolin Mines, The
 - Keokuk Beds, The
 - Knobstone Shales, The
 - Lime Interests, The
 - Mineral Springs
 - Measurements at Leesville
 - Millstone Grit, The
 - Perpendicular Sections
 - Strata near Huron
 - Surface Features
 - St. Louis Limestone, The
 - St. Louis Chert Beds, The
 - Shiloh Cave
 - Spurgeon Hill Fossils, The
 - Section at Fort Ritner
 - White River Hills, The
CHAPTER II - INDIANS AND MOUND BUILDERS 27
   - Aboriginal Names
 - Battle of Tippecanoe, The
 - Cession Treaties, The
 - Capture of Guthrie, The
 - Connelly Mounds, The
 - Contents of the Mounds
 - English Land Companies, The
 - Flinn Tragedy, The
 - Fisherman, The
 - Indian Boundary Lines
 - Indian Tribes
 - Lawrence County Trives, The
 - Mounds, The
 - Plankeshaws, The
 - Pierre, The Death of
 - Prehistoric People
 - Palestine Mounds, The
 - Rawlinses, The
CHAPTER III - SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTY 34
 - Anecdotes
 - Avoca
 - Blue-Grass Crop, The First
 - Bono Township
   -
Catalogue of Pioneers
   - Counterfeiters
   - Carding Mills, Etc.
 
- Dixonville
    -
Distilleries
    - Elections, Industries, etc.
    - Ferries, The
 - Guthrie-Flinn Settlement, The
    - Grist-Mills, etc.
 - Guthrie Township
 - Hamer's Mill
 - Hunting Exploits
    - Grist-Mills, etc.
 - Guthrie Township
    - Hamer's Mill
    - Hunting Exploits
    - Immigration, The Early
    - Industries, etc.
 - Indian Creek Township
 - Leesville Settlement, The
    - Land Entries, The Early
    - Manufactures
 - Marion Township
 - Marshall Township
    - Merchants
    - Names of Settlers
    - Other Industries
    - Origin of Name
    - Officers, Mills, etc.
 - Perry Township
 - Pleasant Run Township
    -
Patents of Land
    - Salt Wells
 - Shawswick Township
    - Second Settlement, The
 - Spice Valley Township
    - Taverns, Stores, etc.
    - Township Officers
CHAPTER IV - ORGANIZATION OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 64
   - Agricultural Societies, The
 - Act of Creation, The
 - Auditors
 - Asylums, The Poor
 - Associate Judges
 - Boundary Alterations.
 - Bedford Court House, The First
 - Bedford & Bloomfield Railway
 - County Before its formation, The 
 - County Board, The
 - County Agent, The
 - Court House, The Present
 - County Commissioners, The
 - Clerks
 - County Politics
 - County Bridges
 - County Finances
 - Coroners
 - Fair, The First
 - Finances of the Societies
 - Important Proceedings
 - Incidents of the Re-location
 - Items of Interest
 - Jail of 1829, The
 - Jail of 1858, The
 - Justices of the Peace
 - Libraries, The
 - Medical Societies, The
 - Palestine
 - Palestine Court House, The
 - Palestine Jail, The
 - Probate Judges
 - Population of the County
 - Report of the Locating Commissioners
 - Report of the County Agent
 - Re-location of the County Seat
 - Report of the Re-location
 - Representatives
 - Reorganization of  the Society, The
 - Recorders
 - Railroad Projects
 - School Funds, Origin of the
 - Senators
 - School Examiners
 - Sheriff's
 - Surveyors
 - Treasurers
CHAPTER V - BENCH AND BAR 103
   - Attorney, The First Resident
 - Attorneys, Professional Character of
 - Arson, The First Case of
 - Admission of Practitioners
 - Blackwell vs. The Board of Justices
 - Circuit Court, The First
 - Court at Palestine, The First
 - Court Terms, Meaning of
 - Care of the Records
 - Court officers
 - Character of Mr. Dunn
 
- Courts Under the New Constitution
 - Court House, Dedication of the
 - Common Pleas Court
 - Divorce Cases
 - Eminent Men
 - Judges, The First
 - Judge Johnson
 - Judge Wick
 - Judge Ross
 - Juries; "Unable to Agree"
 - Kress vs. Fellows
 - Lost Records
 - Lash, The Sentences of the
 - Larceny Case, The First
 - Murder, First Indictment for
 - Moody vs. Jones
 - Murder of Carney
 - Morrow-Christopher Case, The
 - Narrow Gauge Railroad Cases
 - Offences, Character of
 - Observations
 - Phillis, The Slave
 - Practitioners, The Court
 - Slander Sults
 - State vs. Hitchcock, Murder
 - State vs. Brannan, Murder
 - State vs. Saunders, Murder
CHAPTER VI - TOWNS OF THE COUNTY 128
   - Additions to Bedford
 -
Additions to Mitchell
 
- Asheries at Bedford
 - Bedford, Town of
 - Banking Establishments
 - Bedford School Bonds
BRYANTSVILLE
 -
Bedford Stone Works
 - Bedford During the Thirties
 - Bedford, Early Merchants of
 - Bedford, First Residents of
 - Cotton Factory at Bedford
 - Decay of Palestine
 - Distilleries of Bedford
 - Exchange of Lots
FAYATTEVILLE
 -
Finances of Bedford
FORT RITNER
 -
Growth of Palestine
HELTON VILLE
 - Incorporation of Bedford
 - Incorporation of Mitchell
 - Incorporation of Palestine
LAWRENCEPORT
 
- Linmkilns near Mitchell.
LEESVILLE
 - Lots in Palestine
 - liquor Sales in Bedford
MITCHELL,
 - Merchants of Palestine
 - Manufacturers of Bedford, Early
 - Merchandise of the Forties
 - Manufacturers of Palestine
 - Merchants of the Fifties
 - Manufactures of Palestine
 - Merchants of the Forties
 - Manufacturers of Palestine
 - Merchants of the Fifties
 - Manufactures, The Later
 - Officers of Bedford
 - Press of Bedford, The
 - Press of Mitchell, The
 - Present Business of Bedford
 - Present Business of Mitchell
PALESTINE,
The Town of
 - Pork Packing at Bedford
 - Petition vs. the Sale of Liquor
 - Secret Societies of Bedford
 - Secret Societies of Mitchell
 - Sale of Lots in Bedford
 - Selection of Bedford Site
SPRINGVILLE
SILVERVILLE
TOWN OF BONO
TOWN OF HURON
TUNNELTON
TOWN OF GUTHRIE
TOWN OF LIBERTY
 -
Tanneries at Bedford
 - Villages, Several Small
 - Woolen Factory
 
CHAPTER VII - MILITARY HISTORY  
   
CHAPTER VIII - RELIGIOUS HISTORY  
   
CHAPTER IX - EDUCATIONAL HISTORY  
   


PART II.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

  BONO TOWNSHIP 339
  FLINN TOWNSHIP 343
  GUTHRIE TOWNSHIP 347
  INDIAN CREEK TOWNSHIP 306
  MARSHALL TOWNSHIP 350
  MARION TOWNSHIP 277
  PERRY TOWNSHIP 315
  PLEASANT RUN TOWNSHIP 324
  SHAWSWICK TOWNSHIP 241
  SPICE VALLEY TOWNSHIP 331
     
  OTHER COUNTY HISTORIES IN RESPECTIVE COUNTY WEBSITES  

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