January 7, 1886
January 14, 1886
Uncle John was a man of very decided character, with him to like a man was to like him, to dislike him was to hate him. Consequently he had some enemies but his friends far outnumbered the later. To men he was firm and unyielding, and to women and children, he was gentleness itself, and at hie home his hospitality was unbounded. We do not know whether Uncle John was a member of any religous body or not, but we do know that he was the soul of honor in all his relations with his fellow man. His word was indeed his bond, He was buried Wednesday, at the old homestead where so many years of his life were spent. To the family of our dead friend we tender our warmest sympathy.
February 4, 1886
February 11, 1886
February 18. 1886
February 25, 1886
February 4, 1886
February 18. 1886
March 4, 1886
March 11, 1886
Mrs Landon Carter, a highly esteemed and Christian lady departed this life on the 2nd inst., and was buried on the 4th. She leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn her loss.
Also on he 20th ult., an infant child of Williams Adkins, ( either says Jr. or Mr.), aged 21 days. The mother is also in critical condition.
March 18. 1886
James Boyd , a citizen of our neighborhood, died on the 10th inst., of consumption. He was a faithful minister of Christ and has now gone to reap the reward of the just. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
April 1, 1886
April 15, 1886
On Wednesday of last week at Levi Kitchen’s on Dry Fork of Little Sandy, in this county, George Arrington shot and killed General Perkins. Arrington and Perkins together with Buck Hensly, a friend of Perkins, and Taz Arrington, a brother of George, had been together a night and a day before the killing all drunk on brandy. There had been hard feelings between the Arringtons on the one side and the murdered man and Hensly on the other: but Arrington’s told the boys that thy had nothing in the world against them but were friends to them. But on the day of the murder the four with a few other men were at Levi’s Kitchen’s when George Arrington rode down the creek to B. F. Webb’s store and purchased some cartridges for his pistol, and when he came back Perkins was off his horse talking. Arrington whooped as a drunken man generally does and when he came near, Perkins began shooting at him. Arrington drew his pistol and they both out one round, when the firing ceased. Arrington began reloading his pistol when a bystander interfered. Arrington promised that if he was permitted to reload his pistol he would not shoot any more: whilst his brother Taz, with his loaded pistol in his hand, swore he would kill the first man who interfered with George. George reloaded and immediately opened fire on Perkins, whose pistol was empty. Perkins ran a short distance and fell and Arrington shot at him as he ran. Perkins died immediately: the fatal shot taking effect about two inches below his left nipple. He also received one shot in the back part of the left thigh. The last shot he was supposed to receive as he ran. Buck Hensley during this time was lying drunk at the house of John Perkins, a short distance from where the shooting occurred, and immediately after Perkins was killed the two Arrington’s went and gave him a desperate beating over the head and face with their pistols and other weapons. George Arrington made his escape to the woods and was followed several miles by the friends of the murdered man, but could not be caught. The two Arrington boys are had cases and a terror to the neighborhood in which they live.
April 22, 1886
April 29, 1886
May 6, 1996
Died, May 8th, Mrs. Adelaide B Clayton, wife of John M Clayton, Sr. She was born Dec 18, 1833, and was always a devoted Christian. The burial took place on Sunday,
Our esteemed sister member, Mrs. Emma Northup, has been sorely berefit by the loss of a darling child, a bright and manly boy, an only son. Therefore be it resolved that we the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle of Louisa deeply sympathize for our stricken member and her family,
May 27. 1886
June 3, 1886
Jack Marcum, who gave bond a short time ago for his appearance at court for cutting Elisha Ferguson, was brought here last Friday charged with the killing of said Ferguson. The killing took place on Thursday evening. ( Not obit but has death so included it)
Mrs. Robert Kembrough died suddenly of heart disease at the residence of her daughter, Mrs F. M Curl, Chynthia
Wm. Moody, aged sixteen years, who lived with his father, Thomas Moody, just across the Bath ( not sure if this is spelled right since hard to see). line in Rowan County, met a horrible death near his home the other evening. He was a riding a horse, with the plow-gears on him, to work in a cornfield, when the animal suddenly became frightened, and running away threw his rider, one of whose feet became entangled in the gearing, and with his head and shoulders on the ground was thru dragged a distance of a half mile, with the horse going at full speed. In this condition he survived until ….. ( can’t read word) against a log which lay in the way, which put as immediate end to his life. The skull was crushed and the body and face fearfully bruised and lacerated. The horse was suppose to be perfectly gentle, as he had never been known to scare before.
July 1, 1886
July 8, 1886
July 15, 1886
July 22, 1886
July 29. 1886
August 12, 1886
August 19. 1886
August 26, 1886
September 2, 1886
September 9, 1886
Daniel Pack, of Little Blaine, died August 26 of flux. He leaves a wife and several children who have our sympathy.
G. W. Murry’s child died the other day of flux. Age four years.
September 16, 1886
September 23, 1886
A large number of our town people attended the funerals of Mrs Emily Burgess and a child of Mr T. J. Burgess last Sunday at Garred’s chapel. Rev R. F. Rice conducted the services. All who present from Louisa, desire to thank the people of that neighborhood for their unlimited hospitality and the kind treatment received at their hands.
John Ambrose, thirteen, living near Owingsville, died from injuries received by thrown from a horse.
F.N. Compton lost two of his children- both lying a corpse in the house at the same time.
The family has the entire sympathy of the entire community.
Old Grandmother Bartlett, wife of Peter Bartlett, died at her home near here on the 16th inst. k of that terrible disease flux. She leaves a husband and son and host of friends to mourn her loss.
Marinda Brown died on the 10th inst., of flux. Also Marion Castle’s little child died on the 10th inst.. Still there are more cases new cases reported daily.
September 30, 1886
October 7, 1886
October 14, 1886
October 21, 1886
October 28, 1886
November 4, 1886
In Floyd County, KY, Wm Bayes, aged eighteen years, was almost instantly killed by being caught between a rolling log and tree. When extracated, without saying a word, he sprang forward, ran about thirty yards and fell dead. His chest was frightfully mangled.
November 18, 1886
The seventeeh months old son of Jas. C. Johns, who lives near this city, died on the 11th inst. of flux.
The family of Mr Jack Terman, of Rockville, in this county were dangerously poisoned Tuesday by using, through mistake, “rough on rats” instead of baking powders. A little child has died, but the others are reported to be some better. ( see story below for more details)
November 25, 1886
A short time after eating breakfast on Tuesday the 3rd inst., the family of Jack Terman, at Rockville Station in this country were taken suddenly and violently ill from the effects of what was found to be poisoned food. Mr Terman had been sick for some time and Dr. Banfield spent with him the night previous to the poisoned breakfast and by partaking of the malignant food was also poisoned. In addition to the persons above named the following were also poisoned:
Mrs. Sarah Terman (mother of Jack Terman), aged 70 years, Mrs Ellen Mayo, Miss Alice Powell, Willie Cavern, Jim Vinson (col.) and Pearly Oliver a child of the servant girl, Mollie Oliver. Mrs Sarah Terman and the child of the servant girl have died but the others will recover.
December 2, 1886
December 9, 1886
Mrs Elizabeth Prichard, the only pensioner of the war of 1812 in Boyd county and living on Bolt’s Fork in that county, died Dec. 2nd, aged 84 years.
December 16, 1886
December 22, 1886
Died, last Sunday, evening a child of Marshal B. F. Martin and wife.