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Source:
History of Lawrence and Monroe County, Indiana
their people, industries and institutions. 
Publ. Indianapolis, Ind. - B. F. Bowen & Co.,
1914

CHAPTER XXIII
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP

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     SETTLEMENT.

   

 

 

 

 

     Some of the early settlers of the township in 1816, the entries being made at the land office at Vincennes, were:

6. 5. 4.
Lewis Noel
3. 2.
Jonathan Lindley
Roderick Rawlins
Asa Osborn
Joseph Evans
1.
John Ketchum
12 11.
Archibald Wood
James Goodwin
10.
James Parks
9.
George Cutler
George Sharp
8.
Jonathan Gilbert
7.
18.
Jacob Cutler
William Bradford
17.
Archibald Wood
Samuel Caldwell
16. 15.
Ambrose Carlton
14.
John Bigger
James Parks
Samuel Elliott
13.
Samuel Caldwell
24.
Christopher Eslinger
John Gordon
23.
Ambrose Carlton
Asa Cotrin
22.
John Simons
21.
Joseph Harris
20.
 
19.
 
30.
William Baker
John Fullen
29.
David Johnson
28.
Solomon Bower
Joseph Kennedy
William Thornton
Abel Bigelow
27.
Jonathan Lindley
John Simons
26.
John McCormick
25.
 
36.
Fred Smoyers
David S. Chambers.
35.
Benjamin Johnson
Samuel Rogers
34.
Joseph Taylor
Thomas Hodges
33.
Edward Archer
Abel Bigelow
William Oliver
32.
Daniel Zincks
David Sears
31.
John Perishaw

In 1817 entries were made by Henry Kirkham, Henry Wampler, Coleman Puett, William Latherlin, Joseph Reeves, Samuel Hazlett, Eli Lee, John Armstrong, T. R. Harley, Joseph Kennedy, Joel A. Dyer.
    
in 1841 there were one hundred and sixty-one poll tax payers in the township, 18,804 acres of land, which land was valued at $133.938, carrying a total tax of $1,230.47.  Several small mills were operated during the early days, most of them run by hand.  A small quantity of whiskey was manufactured in the township, but several persons, among them being the Mayfields, of Richland, and the Allisons, of Van Buren, opposed the consumption of spirituous liquors.  In 1818 William Rawlins and Mary Sharp were united in the bonds of matrimony, which was the first wedding in the township.  David P. Edmundson was the first child born in that locality, and Lucinda Puett was the second.

ELLETTSVILLE.

 

BUSINESS INTERESTS OF 1913

 

 

 

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