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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY



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Be 977.201 RS9(5 v. 1
Gary 7 Abraham Lincoln 7 1868-
Centennial. history of Rush
County 7 Indiana



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in 2010 with funding from

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center



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Rush Countv, Indiana



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Edited Dy

A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas

Rushville, Ind.



In Two Volumes
Illustrated

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VOLUME I



1921

HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY

INDIANAPOLIS



*' Remember the days of old,

Consider the years of many generatioyis."



DEDICATION

This Work is Respectfully Dedicated to

THE PIONEERS

Long Since Departed

MAY THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LAID DOWN
THEIR BURDENS BY THE WAYSIDE EVER BE
FRAGRANT AS THE BREATH OF SUMMER FLOW-
ERS, FOR THEIR TOILS AND SACRIFICES HAVE
MADE RUSH COUNTY A GARDEN OF SUNSHINE
AND DEUGHT



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PUBLISHER'S PREFACE



History is a systematic record of past events;
especially the record of events in which man has taken
part. "The perfect historian," says Macaulay, "is he in
whose work the character and spirit of the age is exhib-
ited in miniature." A glance at the Table of Contents
of this "Centennial History of Rush County" will dis-
close a design on the part of the publishers of this work
to set out here a systematic record of the events which
have led up to the present state of development of this
favored region, beginning with the time when white men
first set foot on this territory, and in carrying out this
design the historians have sincerely sought to preserve
something of "the character and spirit of the age." so
that there shall here be preserved a faithful chronicle of
the aspirations and the achievements of the pioneers, at
the same time tracing and recording the social, religious,
educational, political and industrial progress of the com-
munity from its inception. The context will reveal the
sincerity of purpose upon which the motive for the pres-
ent publication is based; a purpose to preserve facts and
personal memoirs that are deserving of perpetuation for
the information of coming generations and which shall
serve as links uniting the present to the past. To those
who have so faithfully labored to this end, the publishers
desire to extend their thanks. An expression of obliga-
tion also is due to the people of ^Rush county for the uni-
form kindness with which they have regarded this under-
taking, and for their many services rendered in behalf of
the historiographers. It is believed that it will be found
that this unselfish collaboration has secured to Rush



PREFACE

county a history that will stand as a standard in this field
for the next generation and as an authentic guide to
future generations.

In passing, it is thought that it will not be regarded
as out of plaee for the publishers conscientiously to claim
that in placing this work before the people of Eush county
they faithfully have carried out the plan as outlined in
the prospectus upon which the work is based. Every
biographical sketch in the work has been submitted to the
party interested, for correction, and therefore any error
of fact, if there be any, is due solely to the person for
whom the sketch was prepared. Confident that our ef-
fort to please w^ill meet the approbation of the public,
we are, Respectfully,

The Publishers.



CONTENTS

CHAPTER I— GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY 17

In This Opening Chapter There Is Set Out
Something Regarding the Location and Boun-
daries of Rush County — Geological Ages
Through Which This Region Has Passed —
Work of Countless Centuries — Economic Im-
portance of the Drift Period — Gravel and Lime-
stone Deposits — Fertile Surface Soil — Altitude
and Types of Soil — Varieties of Clay Loam —
Mechanical Analyses of Various Soils — Effect
of Cultivation — Garden Spot of Rush County —
Value of Fertilization.

CHAPTER II— INDIAN TRIBES AND INDIAN

OCCUPANCY 29

Review of the Days When This Region Was
Occupied by the Delaware Indians, or Lenni-
Lenappes — Village of Chief Mahoning, or ''Ben
Davis," at Point Now Known as ''Arnold's
Home"— Treaty of St. Marys in 1819— Rich
Lands Made Available to Settlement by Whites
Invaluable Glimpse of Indian Life — Description
of Aboriginal Village — Ci'afty and Boastful
Indian Warrior — Fitting Death of Old Chief
Mahoning — Local Traces of the Mound Builders.

CHAPTER III— EARLY SETTLEMENT 36

A Chapter Designed "to Make the Past Intelli-
gible to the Present, for the Guidance of the
Future" — Beauty In Cold Facts — Narrative of
the Doings of Those Courageous Men and
Women Who Wrought Here That Wonder of
Human Progress Which We Call Civilization —
Reclamation of Primeval Forest to the Uses of
Man — Lure of the Farther Horizon — Erection



CONTENTS

of Rush County — Communal Debt to Doctor
Arnold — Concise View of Early Days — Creation
of a Xew Home — Noble Memorial to Doctor
Rush — Native Denizens of the Wild — Davs of
the Wild Turkey— Colorful Snake Story—First
Sale of Public Land— Roster of the "Fathers"
of Rush County.

CHAPTER IV— AGRICULTURE 66

Herein Is Set Out a Review of the Development
of the Basic Source of Rush County's Great
Prosperity — Far Cry from the First Settler's
Clearing to the Modern Farm — First County
Agricultui'al Society — Something About the Old
County Fair Days — Story of That Equine
Phenomenon, "Blue Bull" — Deleterious Effect
on County Fair — Patrons of Husbandry, or
Grangers — Market Prices of Another Day —
Increase In Land Values — In the Days of
"Marks and Brands" — Milroy Farmers' Festi-
val — Rush County Farmers' Association —
Farmers' Clubs and Institutes — Work of
County Agricultural Agent — Record of Farm
Production — Register of Fann Names.

CHAPTER V— TRANSPORTATION 92

Development of Transportation Facilities from
the Days of the "Blazed Trail" to the Present-
Difficulties Attending the Marketing of the
Eai'ly Crops — Gi'owing Demand for Better
Roads — Beginning of Hack Lines — Extension of
Good Roads — The AVhitewater Canal — Coming
of the Railroads — Compliments to "Smooth-
Tongued Scoundrels" — Coming of the Traction
Linos — Automobiles and Airplanes — Good
Word for Rush County's Fine System of High-
ways.

CHAPTER VI— BENCH AND BAR OF RUSH

COUNTY no

First Court in Rush County Held at Cabin Home
of Stephen Sims Across River from Present Site



CONTENTS

of Rushville — Review of Personnel of This
Pioneer Court — First Cause a Divorce Case —
Expenses of Court — First Naturalization
Papers — County's First Murder Case — Court
Document of Other Days — Composition of the
Court — Life of the Traveling Attorney — Rem-
iniscences of Oliver H. Smith — Some Cases in
Point— The Megee Will Case— Officers of the.
Court Since the Beginning — Notable Figures at
the Bar — Roster of Rush Circuit Bar.

CHAPTER VII— MILITARY ANNALS 141

Pen Picture of Pioneer Militia Company —
Local Participation in Mexican War — Soldiers
of the Revolution and of 1812— The Civil War
— Description of Scene Following the Firing on
Ft. Sumter — Record of Rush County in Civil
War on Soldiers' Monument in East Hill Ceme-
tery — Foul Hand of Treason Disclosed During
War — Roster of Rush County Men Who Served
in Union Army — Spanish American War —
World War and a Review of Rush County's
Activities During the Period of America's Par-
ticipation Therein, Together With a Roster of
Service Men From This County.

CHAPTER VIII — COUNTY ORGANIZATION

AND GOVERNMENT 198

Enabling Act of 1821 Providing for the Erection
of Rush County Named Commissioners to Make
the Act Effective and Provided for the First
Meeting of These Commissioners in the House of
Stephen Sims — Bounds of County As Specified
in Act Surveyed and Laid Out by William B.
Laughlin, at Whose Suggestion the County Was
Given Its Name — Six Original Townships and
Later Steps for Creation of Additional Town-
ships — County's First Election — History of the
Court House and a Roster of County Officers.



CONTENTS

CHAPTER IX— TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES 219

In Alphabetical Order Herein Is Set Out a Brief
History of the Several Townships of the County
and of the Villages Situated Therein, Beginning
With Anderson Township and Then Continuing
With Like Reference to Center, Jackson, Noble,
Orange, Posey, Richland, Ripley, Rushville,
Union, Walker and Washington Townships and
the Towns of Carthage, Milroy, Manilla, Arling-
ton, Glenwood, New Salem, Richland, Homer,
Moscow, Raleigh, Falmouth and Other Trade
Centers in the County.

CHAPTER X— RUSHVILLE; THE COUNTY

SEAT 257

Herein Is Presented a Review of the Steps
Which Have Led Up From the Days of the
Cleai'ing in the Woods at the Site of Laughlin's
Mill to the Present Fair City, Capital of Rush
County, Now Entering Upon the Second Cen-
tury of Its Existence — ^iiscellaneous Informa-
tion Regarding City — In the Days of the Begin-
ning — Nucleus of the Town in the Woods —
Gradual Development — City Government —
Postoffice — East Hill Cemetery — Business
Directory for 1921.

CHAPTER XI— BANKS AND BANKING 291

Review of Conditions Which Faced the Pioneers
With Respect t(» a Current Medium of Exchange
— Hopeless Confusion of the Monetary System
— Coonskins and Beeswax Preferable to '* Wild-
cat" ]\roney as a Medium of Exchange — Organ-
ization of the Bank of the St<ate of Indiana and
of the Rushville Branch of the Same in 1857,
Predecessor of the Present Rushville National
Bank — Other Banks in the County and Some
Interesting Notes on Banking Conditions in
Otlier Davs.

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER XII— THE PRESS OF RUSH

COUNTY 313

No More Interesting Phase of the Development
of a Community Than That Relating to the
Development and Progress of Its Newspapers-^
Quaint Story of the Beginnings of The Bog
Fennel Gazette, First Paper Started in Rush
County — Brief Resume of the Newspaper His-
tory of the County, With Interesting References
to Conditions Which Faced the Editors of an
Earlier Day — Valuable Relic of Pioneer Days —
Preservation of Newspaper Files — Newspapers
of Rush County Today.

CHAPTER XIII— THE MEDICAL PROFES-
SION ........;.. 337

Herein Is Set Out Something Concerning the
High Character and Lofty Standards of the
Leaders of the Medical Profession Hereabout in
Pioneer Days and of How That Character and
Those Standards Have Been Maintained From
the Very Beginning — Rush County Medical
Society — A Review of the Days Gone By — Dr.
William A. Pugh's Informative Reminiscences
Relating to the Pioneer Physicians of the County
— Some Sidelights on the Practice of Medicine.

CHAPTER XIV— THE SCHOOLS OF RUSH

COUNTY 351

Though the First Formal School in the County
Seems to Have Been That Opened by Doctor
Laughlin in the Fall Following the Establish-
ment of the County Seat, Evidence Points to the
Fact of a Pioneer School Having Been Opened
for the Children of the Squatters in What Is
Now Noble Township Even Before Rush County
Was Organized — Building of the Pioneer School
House — Review of Conditions in Pioneer Days
and the Gradual Evolution of the Modern School
System — In the Days of the Academies — Will-



CONTENTS

iam S. Hall and the Centralized School — Coimtv
Superintendents and Roster of Teachers of Rush
County.

CHAPTER XV— THE CHURCHES OF RUSH

COUNTY 396

Even Before the Formal Erection of Rush
County as a Separate Civic Unit the Itinerant
Preacher Was on the Ground and Churches Had
Been Organized by the Pioneers Before They
Set in Motion the Machinery of Their Local Gov-
ernment — First of These Organizations Grew
Out of a Meeting Held in the Trading Post of
Conrad Sailor in the Spring of 1821, Though
Other Evidence Points to Meetings for Worship
a Year Earlier — Minute Book of First Church
Organization Reviewed — Informative Remi-
niscences of Other Days and a Review of Condi-
tions Today.

CHAPTER XVI— LODGES AND CLUBS OF
RUSH COUNTY 456

As Generally Has Been Found to Be the Case,
the Freemasons Were the Pioneers in the Lodge
Movement in Rush County, a Lodge of This
Order Having Been Founded in Rushville Less
Than Sixteen Years After the Founding of the
Town — Comprehensive History of Local Free-
masonry Compiled by Robert S. Cox Years Ago
a Basis for Present History — Other Orders and
Lodges in County, and an Interesting Review of
Social Clubs and Societies That Have Con-
tributed to the Cultural Advancement of the
County.
CHAPTER XVII— SIDELIGHTS ON RUSH

COUNTY HISTORY 494

One of the Most l<]]igaging "Sidelights" on the
Early Days in This (bounty Is That Reflected
from the Record of the Rush County liibrary
Association, Organized in 1823, Not Long After

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CONTENTS



the Formal Organization of the County — Devel-
opment of the Rushville Public Library — Rush
County Chautauqua — ^First Marriage License
Issued in the County and Some Other Interest-
ing "Firsts," Together With Comments on Va-
rious Phases of Earlier Activities, Closing With
a Word on the Subject of Biography.



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HISTORICAL INDEX



— A—

Abandoned Churches 453

Academies of Rush County 363-378

Additions to Rushville 261

Agriculture 66-91

Agricultural Agent 84

Agricultural Society 67

Airplane Express 505

Altitudes 21

American, The 316, 329

American Legion, The 177, 223, 242

American Red Cross, The 178

Analysis of Soils 23, 25, 27, 28

Anderson Township.. ..203. 205, 220, 386

Animals of the Wild 47

Area of Different Soils 21

Arlington Bank, The 305

Arlington, Town of 235

Arnold, Dr. John

29, 31. 38, 80, lis, 219. 231, 245, 247.

265, 272, 313, 337, 341. 345, 351. 408

"Arnold's Home" 29. 245

Ashland 255

Assassination of Patriot 146

— B—

"Banner" Hog County 90. 527

Baptist Churches 451

Bank Note Safeguard 297

Banks and Banking 291-312

Bank of Carthage, The 303

Bench and Bar 110-140

"Ben Davis" 31, 33, 42. 245

Benson, Luther 493, 520

Bigger, Samuel 134. 139. 266, 443

Biography, the Study of 528

Birds of the Wild 49

Black Hawk War 142

Blades, John 229. 401, 502

Blount. Rev. J. B

382, 395, 397, 403, 417. 418. 424. 425

"Blue Bull" 71

Boundaries of Rush County 17, 200

"Bound" Boys and Girls 515

Bounties for War Service 150

Boy Scouts 189

B. P. O. Elks 470

Bridges 99

Brookville Land Office

37, 42. 60. 62. 292

Brown, William J 266. 317. 319

Building and Loan Associations 311



Building Stone 18

Business Interests of Rushville 287

Butler College 367



Cabin of the Pioneers 43

Campbell, Alexander 404

Carmel 256

Carthage Citizen, The 330

Carthage, Town of 240

Cassady, Weir 42, 64, 245

Catholic Church 452

Census Statistics 254, 270

Center Township 202, 205, 224, 386

Centralized School, The First 376

Chautauqua Society 500

Christian Churches of County 412

Churches' Aid in War 185

Churches of Rush County 396-455

Church Feuds 517, 519

Church of God 453

Circuit Riding Lawyers 122

City Government (Rushville) 274

Civil War. The 142, 323

Clark, George C

139. 266, 296. 298. 316, 320. 520

Clerks of Court 133

Commercial Club 282

Corn Growing Contests 87

Coroners of County 217

County Agricultural Agent 84

County Assessors 217

County Auditors 216

County Commissioners.. 198. 210, 215

County Council of Defense 194

County Fair. The 67-74

County Government 198-218

County Officers 132, 215

County Recorders 216

County Seat. The 110, 257-290

County Superintendents 380

County Surveyors 216

County Treasurers 216

Court" House History 210. 463

Courts of County 110, 131

Crop Statistics ., 77



"Dark Corner of Rush County" 232

Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion 141. 190. 473. 499

Debating Societies 379



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INDEX



Delaware Indians 29

Dentists of Rush County 340

"Deserted Villages" 255

Dewey, Jacob 44

District School, The Old 378

Dog Fennel Gazette, The 313

Dow, Lorenzo 237

Drainage 24

— E—

Early Markets 61, 75

Early Settlement of County 36

East Hill Cemetery 144, 278

Education 351-395

Election, The First 207

Electric Light Plant 269, 284

Equine Phenomenon 71

Erection of Rush County....37, 198, 260



Glenwood State Bank, The 308

Glenwood, Village of 247

"Gold Star" Roster 169

Good Roads Movement 94, 98

Gowdy, John K 133, 163, 216

Graham, David

316, 374, 382, 389, 395, 444, 446

Grain Production ...77

Grand Armj' of the Republic

144, 162, 223, 242

Grand Jury, First 110

"Grangers" 74

Graphic, The 315

Gravel Deposits .* 19

Green, Rans Byrd 42, 64, 245

Green Township 201

Gristmills, The First 60

— H—



— F—

Fairview Academy 368

Falmouth Bank, The 308

Falmouth, Village of 247

Farmers' Association 81

Farmers' Clubs 83

Farmers' Festival at Milroy 80

Farmers' Insurance Association 311

Farmers' Station 239

Farming 66-91

Farmington Academy 367

Farm Names, Register of 91

Farm Production, Record of 87

Fertilizer, Value of 26, 86

Fire Loss at Rushville .....274, 276

First County Election 207

First Court 110

First Court House 115

First Gristmills 60

First Marriage License 502

First Murder Case 115

First National Bank of Mays 307

First National Bank of Milroy 306

First Naturalization 113

First Road Survey 94, 503

First Settlers 37, 39, 60, 62

First Tax Assessment 208

Flood of 1913 511

Flora of the Wild 58

Forest Primeval, The 58

Fowls of the Wild 49

Frame, Dr. William

266, 269. 317, 319, 337, 341, 346, 514

Fraternal Organizations 190

Freemasonry 456-465

Friends Academy 363

Friends, Society of 239, 426, 508



Hackleman, Abram 63, 229, 401

Hackleman, Elijah

141, 219, 228, 362, 377, 400

Hackleman, Pleasant A

132, 133, 135, 139,

143, 147, 150, 152, 176, 266, 268, 278,

279, 315, 366, 390, 466, 497, 514, 520

Hack Lines 96

Hall, Frank J 136, 139, 252, 266

Hall, William S 136, 252, 376

Hanging of Swanson 118, 142

Havens, Rev. James

143, 235, 321, 405, 408, 433

Helm, Dr. Jefferson

247, 266, 273, 279, 337, 341, 346, 367

Henderson, Village of 227

Henley, Joseph 65, 239, 427

Henley Memorial Library 242

Highway Statistics 99

Hill, Robert 65, 239, 241, 427

History of Churches 396-455

Hog Raising 78, 88, 527

Holt, Drury

235, 334, 383, 414, 418, 422, 484

Homecoming Festival 506

Homer, Town of 251

Horsethieves In Old Days 232, 510



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Improved Order of Red Men 469

Indentures 515

Indiana State Centennial 487, 506

Indian Mounds 34

Indian Occupancy 29, 31, 245

Insurance Association, Local 523



— G—

Genealogical Research 529

Geology of Rush County 17

Gings Station 247

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Jacksonian, The 315, 321

Jackson Township. ...202, 205, 226, 386

Jail, The County 209

Jennings, Jonathan. ...30, 110, 199, 261
Judges of Rush County 132



INDEX



Judicial Circuit (Third) 121

Julian, John 62. 215, 222, 260

Junior Red Cross 185

— K—

Kiwanis Club 282, 285, 476

Knights of Pythias 468



Land Office Sales 37. 42, 60, 62

Land Values 77

Laughlin, William B

44, 60, 63, 199, 208, 216. 231, 244, 260,

263, 318, 337, 345, 351, 363, 444, 494

Lawyers of County 139

Lenni-Lenappe Indians 29

Liberty Bond Sales 196

Library, Public 494

Limestone 19

Little Flack Rock Seminary 365

Lodges and Clubs 456-493

— M—

Mahoning, Chief 31, 33, 245

Making of a Town 262, 284

Manilla Bank, The 304

Manilla, Town of 249

Marcellus 256

Markets of Early Days 61, 75, 93

"Marks and Brands" 79

Masonic Order 456

Mauzy (Griffin) Station 246

Mayors of Rushville 276

Mays, Village of 226

McKee, Capt. John

147, 154, 371, 381, 392, 449

"Means vs. Anti-Means" 519

Medical Profession. The 337-350

Memorial Tribute 258

Methodist Episcopal Churches 433

Mexican War 141

Military Annals 141-197

Militia Drill Days 141

Milroy Bank. The 306

Milrov Farmers' Festival 80

Milroy Press. The 332

Milroy, Town of 222

Monarch of the Forest 59

Morgan, Amaziah

64. 215, 245, 260, 264

Morton, Oliver Perry

132, 137, 145, 160

Moscow, Village of 234

Moses, John F 211, 213, 217.

219. 314, 316. 324. 362. 370, 397, 400 — Q—

Mound Builders, The 34

Mt. Etna 256 Quaker Settlement 239, 427

Murder Case, First 115 Quarries in County 18

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— N—

Native Animals 47

Natural Gas 269, 284

Neighborliness, Spirit of 90, 257, 606

News, The 316, 328

New Salem State Bank, The 309

New Salem, Village of 230

Newspaper Files 280, 320

Newspapers of County 313-336

Nicknames of Schools 522

Noble Township 200, 204, 228, 386

— O—

Odd Fellowship 466

Officers of County 132, 215

Orange Township 201, 206, 231, 387

Order of Eastern Star 462

— P—

Patriot Assassinated 146

Patrons of Husbandry 74

Pedigree, Value of 530

Peoples National Bank, The 301

Peoples Loan & Trust Co 302

Perkins, Jehu

....61, 110, 112, 142, 200, 215, 229, 260

Physicians of County 337-350

Pioneer Banking 291, 309

Pioneer Cabin 43

Pioneer Court Document 119

Pioneer Justice 33

Pioneer Militia Company 141

Pioneer Reminiscences

38, 44, 116. 118, 124, 281, 313, 324,

333, 340, 354, 362. 391. 396, 428, 508

Pioneer Roads 92

Pioneer Schools 354

Politics, a Review of 213

Population. Basic Elements of 36

Population. Statistics on 264. 270

Posey Township 203. 206. 234, 387

Postoffice at Rushville 276

Poultry Culling 88

Presbyterian Churches 442

Press of Rush County, The 313-336

Prison Limits 115

Prosecuting Attorneys 132

Public Librarj' 494

Public Square. The 260

Pugh. Dr. William A 340

Puntenney. George H

80, 135, 139, 154, 276, 315, 446



INDEX



— R—

Railroads, Coming of 102

Raleigh, Town of 253

"Rebel House," The 524

Records (City) Destroyed 274

Reeve, Benjamin F

228, 266, 364, 377, 414, 417, 418, 423

Register of Farm Names 91

Reminiscences

38, 44, 116, 118, 124, 281,

313, 316, 355, 362, 397, 428, 483, 508

Republican, The 316, 326

Retributive Justice 33

Revolutionary War 141, 474

Richland Academy 238, 370

Richland Township....201, 205, 236, 387

Richland. Village of 238

Ripley Rangers, The 510

Ripley Township 200, 204, 239, 387

Roads in Early Days 92

Roster of Bar 139

Roster of Physicians 339

Roster of Soldiers 152, 166-175

Roster of Teachers 386

Rotary Club 282, 285, 474

Rural Mail Delivery 277

Rush Circuit Court 110

Rush County Chautauqua 500

Rush County Historical Society 321

Rush County in War 141-197

Rush County Medical Society 337

Rush County National Bank 299

Rush County Seminary 366

Rush, Dr. Benjamin

44, 199, 208, 264, 345

Rushville Business Directory 285

Rushville City Schools 388

Rushville Female Institute 369

Rushville National Bank, The 298

Rushville Social Club 479

Rushville, The County Seat

208, 257-290

Rushville Township.. ..202, 203, 243, 387
Russell, Enoch 37, 228



Sailor, Conrad

....64, 208, 217, 228, 260, 263, 400, 401

Sanitary Commission, The 158

Sanitation, Regulation of 350

Savannah 255

Scalp Tree, The 32

School Bonds 391

School Nicknames 522

Schools Aid in War 191

Schools of Rush County, The.. ..351-395

Schools Twenty Years Ago 384

Seat of Justice, The 208, 261

Seed Testing Plant 86

Service Men in World War 169

Settlement of County 36, 199



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Sexton, Dr. Horatio G

127, 244, 267, 268,

337, 341, 345, 369, 442, 461, 491, 495
Sexton, Leonidas

135, 139, 300, 369, 460, 464

Sexton, Village of 227

Shakespeare Club 480

Shauck, John L 351, 376, 382

Sheriffs of Rush County 133

"Sidelights" on County History 494

Sims, Stephen 60, 110, 199, 266, 381

Slaves Enter Land 525

Sleeth, George B 135, 139, 156, 485

Smith, Oliver H...113, 115, 124, 318, 410

Snakes of the Old Days 63

Social Clubs 477

Soil Analysis 23, 25, 27, 28

Soil Fertility 20

Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans* Home..

135, 159, 225

Soldiers' Monument 144

Soldiers' Roster 152

Spanish-American War 164

Spelling Matches 378

Stage Lines 93

Statistics, Miscellaneous 526

Statistics on Crops 77

Statistics on Population 254, 270

State Highway Commission 100

State Representatives 218

Street Fairs 488

State Senators 218

"Sultana" Disaster, The 157

Superintendents of Schools 380

Swanson, Edward I

Ill, 118, 142, 246, 522

Swine Breeding 78, 88, 527

— T—

Taxes in Pioneer Days 208

Teachers of Rush County 386

Telephone 270



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