Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Henry & Mary Eddy Of Gallatin To Aaron R. Stout

Turns out that a Grantor in the deed below, Henry Eddy, was a prominent attorney and Aaron R. Stout, Grantee, was another prominent citizens of Shawneetown, Gallatin Co., Illinois.

Gallatin Co., IL
16 Oct 1846
Henry & Mary Jane Eddy of Gallatin
Aaron R. Stout (Mary Stout is wife on a different deed) of same

Was it this Henry Eddy, an attorney, who died in Gallatin County, Illinois, in June of 1849, of bronchitis?

name: Henry Eddy
residence: Gallatin county, Gallatin, Illinois
age: 50
calculated birth year: 1800
birthplace: Vermont
gender: Male
death month: Jun
death year: Jun 1850 [sic*]  
*list persons who died during the twelve months before 1 June of the census year...

Henry Eddy In the 1850 Mortality Schedule

In 1850, Mary J. Eddy (1810-1878), was the head of household; Henry Eddy had died in 1849.  The presence of a son, John, in the 1850 census corroborates this.

Henry Eddy's name is seen frequently on the Register Of Slaves (Indentures) And Emancipation Of Slaves.

In Union General John A. McClernand and the Politics of Command, it was stated that McClernand, in 1829 at the age of 17, studied law in the Shawneetown law office of Henry Eddy.

There's a collection of Henry Eddy (1798 - 1849) papers in Illinois.

Scope and Contents:
Henry Eddy was born in Pittsfield, Vt., in 1798, attended school in Buffalo, N.Y., and served two months in the New York Militia. In 1818, after studying law and printing in Pittsburgh, Pa., Eddy moved to Shawneetown, Ill., where he established the second newspaper in the state. He became well known as a lawyer and served as a representative to the Illinois General Assembly in 1820 and 1846. 

United States Census, 1850

event place: Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois, United States
Household Gender Age
  Aaron R Stout M 38
Mary J Stout F 37
Louis Mcreynolds M 14
Franklin Mcreynolds M 13
Mary O Mcreynolds F 8
Leatman Dillard M 23
William Jeater M 23
Henry Witz M 22
Easter J F 22
Barney Hughes M 27
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Contributed by Gigimo [From Newspaper]
Description: Obituary Maj. Aaron R. STOUT
Date: September 3 1887
Page/Column: 2/5
Shawneetown, Ill., September 2.--Maj. Aaron R. STOUT died at his residence in this city at 5 o'clock this morning. He was one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of this place, having come to Shawneetown in 1839. He was an extensive contractor and builder of that early day, and became wealthy, but was afterward unfortunate in the wholesale merchandise business, dying a poor but highly honored man. He was a native of Emmitsburg, Md., and was 77 years of age.

1 comment:

Margaret Hultz said...

Hi I am researching Aaron R Stout and his family. I am wondering about a girl that they adopted in 1857 and possibly another girl whom they may have adopted earlier than that. Mary Lucy Dosh was adopted from St Vincent's Academy across the river in KY. Do you have any other info on the Dosh family? We would be so grateful for any other information.
Thanks so much,
Margaret Hultz