- Vomiting blood
Hematuria - Bloody urine
Hemiplegy - Paralysis of one side of body
Hip gout - Osteomylitis
Horrors - Delirium tremens
Hydrocephalus - Enlarged head, water on the brain
Hydropericardium - Heart dropsy
Hydrophobia - Rabies
Hydrothroax - Dropsy in chest
Hypertrophic - Enlargement of organ, like the heart
Impetigo - Contagious skin disease characterized
Jail fever - Typhus
King's evil - Tuberculosis of neck and
Lagrippe - Influenza
|Malignant sore throat
Mania - Insanity
Marasmus - Progressive wasting away of body, like malnutrition
Membranous Croup - Diphtheria
Meningitis - Inflations of brain or spinal cord
Metritis - Inflammation of uterus or purulent vaginal discharge
Miasma - Poisonous vapors thought to infect the air
Milk fever - Disease from drinking contaminated milk, like undulant fever or brucellosis
Milk leg - Post partum thrombophlebitis
Milk sickness - Disease from milk of cattle which had eaten poisonous weeds
Mormal - Gangrene
Morphew - Scurvy blisters on the body
Mortification - Gangrene of necrotic tissue
Myelitis - Inflammation of the spine
Myocarditis - Inflammation of heart muscles
Necrosis - Mortification of bones or tissue
Palsy - Paralysis or uncontrolled movement
of controlled muscles. It was listed as "Cause of death"
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Revolutionary War Land Grants:
email correspondenceI have done very little research in PA and MD records, and I would greatly welcome suggestions from those who are more experienced in this area. Please tell me what you would do next if you were me. I am trying to find where Peter Grubb lived in the interval between 1765, when he arrived in America, and 1790, when he was living in Baltimore City. Peter died in Columbus. His obituary included the following information: Aged 80 years, wanting a few days. Native of Germany, but came to America when he was about 14 yrs old, and settled in Lancaster, PA. Took up arms for America during the Revolutionary War.
Anne, based on the chronology that you have given, my guess is that this soldier received bounty land for his service in the Revolution. Land given by the federal government to Rev soldiers under the acts of 1788, 1803, and 1806 was in one place--the military district of Ohio.
I am curious about your name for the area where land was granted to Rev. War Vets... "military district Ohio". Some references that I have refer to it as "Northwest Territory". Of course, all this before Ohio became a state. Comment???
I did a google.com search "military district" +ohio, apparently the "Ohio Military District was known as the "Virginia Military District" until Ohio became a state. There are many references other than these at google.com:
"...received bounty warrant number 1394 for 100 acres on 6 July 1781 and bounty warrant number 1390 for 200 acres on 23 June 1783 from the State of Virginia. It was for his Revolutionary War service in the Continental Line. As late as 1856, the records show the bounty warrants were not redeemed. [he] went to the state of South Carolina, and later to Sevier County, Tennessee, rather than into the Kentucky and Ohio military district under the auspices of the state of Virginia."
Outline of Ohio Land HistoryWith the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, Virginia and other states were asked to cede their western land claims to the fledgling government, which later used them to create the Northwest and Southwest Territories. In 1784 Virginia relinquished its claim to lands to the northwest of the Ohio River in exchange for being able to award bounty lands (land grants in lieu of payment for military service) in Ohio's "Virginia Military District" (see next). Connecticut made a similar arrangement and ceded its claims in exchange for granting lands in the "Western Reserve and Firelands".
The Virginia Military District opened in 1794, though surveys were done there starting in the 1780s. The first patent was granted there in 1796. The District was located between the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers in the south-central portion of the state. Virginia issued bounty land grants there until Ohio achieved statehood in 1803.
Hold on a minute folks, do not jump to erroneous conclusions. Ohio has many different areas as follows:
1) Connecticut Western Reserve of 1786 (in N.E. corner of Ohio)
2) The Fire Lands of 1792 (on Lake Erie, N. central Ohio)
3) Michigan survey 1836 (Michigan survey extended into Ohio)
4) The Seven Ranges of 1786 (East central Ohio)
5) U. S. Military District of 1786-1802 (Central Ohio)
6) Symmes Purchase 1794 (S.W corner of Ohio)
7) Virginia Military District of 1784 (in S. central Ohio)
8) Refugee Tract of 1798 (Central Ohio)
9) Ohio Company 1st purchase of 1787 (S.E. Ohio)
10) Ohio company second purchase of 1792 (adjoins 1st purchase)
11) Donation Tract of 1792 (S.E. Ohio
12) Two Mile reserve of 1805 (part of Sandusky County)
13) Twelve Mile reserve of 1805 (part of Lucas County/Toledo)
14) French Grants of 1795-98 (part of Lawrence County)
15) Lands granted/released to U. S. Congress (remainder of Ohio)All of the above being a portion of "The Northwest Territory" at some period in history. An excellent short description of each of the segments can be found in "OHIO LANDS" a short history, published by the Auditor, State of Ohio in 1991.
Or, if you have an interest in one particular area we can contact you with its' description directly.
Norman C. Caldwell, P.S.
Thanks, Norm, for this great list!
As far as federal bounty land for Revolutionary service is concerned, it would have been awarded in #5 and #7 of your list, #7 being for Virginia soldiers, and #5 for everyone else. Revolutionary soldiers got 100 acres of land, except for officers who got more depending upon their rank.
There were several states that awarded bounty land to their own soldiers, such as NC awarding land in it's western areas (TN), but that was through the individual states and not the federal government. Virginia awarded land in KY until they ceded the VA military district of Ohio to the federal government. VA soldiers were then awarded land there.
It's rather confusing, but the feds bounty land for Rev soldiers would have all been awarded in Ohio.
SHIPS PASSENGER LIST INFORMATIONPartly in an effort to alleviate overcrowding of passenger ships, Congress enacted legislation (3 Stat. 489) on March 2, 1819 to regulate the transport of passengers in ships arriving from foreign ports. As a provision of this act, masters of such ships were required to submit a list of all passengers to the collector of customs in the district in which the ship arrived.
The legislation also provided that the collector of customs submit quarterly passenger list reports to the Secretary of State, who was, in turn, required to submit the information to Congress. The information was then published in the form of Congressional documents. A further Congressional act passed on May 7, 1874 repealed the legislative provision requiring collectors to send copies of passenger lists to the Secretary of State. Thereafter, collectors of customs were to send only statistical reports on passenger arrivals to the Department of Treasury.
(this article was located on the Internet)
Nineteenth-century Centreville, Virginia, was
hardly a place to inspire awe. One man wrote of it in July 1861,
"It looks for all the world as though it had done its business, whatever
it was, fully eighty years ago, and since then had bolted its doors, put
out its fires, and gone to sleep." Yet on the night of July 20, 1861,
the eyes of the world fixed on this bedraggled place some two dozen miles
west of Washington, D.C. The valleys, woods, and fields around Centreville
teamed with the largest assemblage of military might ever seen in the Americas.
More than 30,000 Union soldiers shuffled nervously, sleepily in their camps,
on the eve of the first major battle of the Civil War.
concluded in the next issue
Clipping of the Day
From the New York Times (New York, N.Y.), 16 December
1861, page 3:
THE REFUGEES FROM TENNESSEE:
Correspondence of the Louisville Journal
Paducah, Ky., Monday, Dec. 9, 1861
Gentlemen: Within the past week, about on hundred men have come in from the bordering counties of Tennessee. They represent matters as in a terrible condition in their sections of the country. The unity of the people for separation, and the military despotism of the South, seems to be a myth, a fancy, a falsehood. They say that there is a large part of the people all over the State that are, and have ever been for the Union; that, notwithstanding their seeming submission, if the time ever arrives for them to assert their sentiments, they will be found in full unison with loyalty and patriotism. They are expecting at least one thousand to fifteen hundred to arrive here in a few days. It is thought that about that number will come from Weakley County. It is reported that the Union men are in open revolt in that county against the authorities, and a collision is anticipated. The order to draft every second man subject to military duty, had reached them, and they will not submit to its execution. Several who have arrived here were drafted and ordered to rendezvous at their county seats, but preferred Paducah. Indeed, in places, so little regard for law or justice prevails, that a committee will take the muster-rolls, and name the men who shall go, and then summon them to appear at the county seat at such a time, and to bring with them three days' provisions, and a gun, pistol, pitchfork, or grubbing hoe.
In previous issues of this publication I began a discussion of the children of John and Catherine Shimmin Crye. I have been trying to complete sharing information on this family so this article is continued from the previous issue. In John’s will he lists his children as William, David, John, James, Isabella, Sarah, Catherine, and Margaret. An additional son Hugh has been identified to me by LDS researchers but was not mentioned in the will.
to be continued in the next issue