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Local History and Genealogy Abstracts from Marion, Indiana, Newspapers, 1881-1885

By: Ralph D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: K2558

ISBN: 0788425587

Condition: 272 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, alpha., 272 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The only battle of the War of 1812 fought in Grant County was the Battle of Mississinewa, which involved the Miami Indians, and is still commemorated by an annual reenactment. Two versions of the battle can be read in these abstracts.In 1778, Frances Slocum, a young Quaker girl was kidnapped by Indians in Pennsylvania. She died in the Grant County area in 1847 as an elderly widow of a Miami Indian. The poignant story of her capture, her life among the Indians, and her renewed contact with her birth family are all retold here.Marriages, deaths, and business enterprises of local Civil War vetera... View more info

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Local History And Genealogy Abstracts From Marion, Indiana, Newspapers, 1865-1870

By: Ralph D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: K1832

ISBN: 0788418327

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The first newspapers published in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, may have appeared as early as 1840. The earliest extant issue of a Marion newspaper is one from August 18, 1865. It is truly unfortunate that the newspapers published during the Civil War did not survive to tell us about day-to-day happenings. Men came in from the surrounding small farm clearings, forests and prairies to enlist in the State Volunteer Regiments that were formed to force the Confederate States back into the Union. Too many Grant County men and boys either left their bodies on bloody southern fields or they returned... View more info