Reprinted with permission of the Laurel County Historical Society
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Tom Norviel killed Levi Moore a few days
ago. Both of Laurel county, Norvel is Deputy Sheriff and
attempted to arrest Moore for some cause when Moore resisted. Norvel surrendered himself.
My beloved wife Emily J. Brown, died
between one and two o'clock yesterday of consumption. She has been
suffering all winter from the desease and was confined to her bed nearly seven weeks but bore her afflictions
calmly and patiently as only a Christian can. She was a devoted, faithful wife and Mother, and I believe a
Christian, if there was one on earth. God bless her and prepare me to meet her in a better world. J. T. Brown,
London, Kentucky March 9th.
J. W. Mullins is putting up his steam mill at the Mouth of Big Raccoon..
Col. O. P. Nelson, one of our worthy citizans, is about to enter into the distilling of whisky.
Prof. H. F. Johnson was married to Sarah Browning, daughter of George Browning, Sr., a few weeks since.
We very much regret that Benjamin Swanner,
a good citizan of Laurel county, died suddenly of Cholera
Morbus one day this week.
It saddens us this morning to announce
the death of Julia Brown second daughter of J. T. Brown London, Ky.,
and granddaughter of Mr. C. B. Farris, aged 7 years and 10 months.
Mr. Martin Asher, of Laurel county, presented
us last week with a very large gray eagle, killed three and a
half miles from London. It weighed 19 pounds and measured 7 feet 2 inches from tip to tip of wings.
Mrs. Levi Jackson sent us the most desirable
Christmas present that we have received during the holidays, a
nice mess of turnip greens and two messes of the most deliscious parsnips that we have seen. A new kind Mrs.
Jackson, a nice lady and guesses well where good things to eat will be appreciated, the example is worthy of
Killed by a fall on Friday December 31st.
Our village was shocked by the announcement that John C. Brown,
a painter of the town had fallen from a ladder, where he was engaged in painting Mr. W. H. Jackson's
dwelling. The ladder was standing with the lower end on a good box and Brown stepped out from the upper
porch on to it, when it slipped and threw him down head formost on the pavement. He lived about six hours, but
the effects of Doctor Foster and Young failed to restore him to conciousness, so he passed away without
speaking a word.
The following cases are docketed for trial in the court of Appeals from this the fifteenth Judicial District:
NINTH DAY-JAN. 12.
127. Hicks vs. Todd, Rockcastle
128. Jones heirs vs Stocks, Rockcastle
129. Wallen vs. Wallen’s guardian, &c., Rockcastle
130. Bethuram vs Black, &c. Rockcastle
131. Hackney, &c., vs Dillion, &c.,
132. Jackson vs. Warren’s administrator, Laurel
133. Pitman vs Lilburn, Laurel
134. Hardin vs. Cornelison, Laurel.
TENTH DAY-JAN. 13.
135.Moore vs. Graybeal, &c Laurel
136. Gresham vs. Broughton, &c.Laurel
137. Barry’s executor vs King, &c. Whitley
138. Siler vs. Siler, &c. Whitley
139. Cummins, &c. vs Wilson &c. Whitley
140. Perkin vs Day, Whitley
141. Bryant vs. Manning &c. Whitley
142. Adkins &c. vs Meadows, &c. Whitley .
ELEVENTH DAY-JAN. 14.
143. Anderson vs. Hays, Whitley
144. Polly vs. Blakely’s adminis’r Whitley
145. Stephens vs. Jones &c. Knox
146. Unthank vs Hensley’s adm’r &c. Harlan
147. Howard vs. Howard, Harlan
148. Farmer vs. Howard, Harlan
149. Crook vs. Adams, &c. Clay.
End of 1875
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