Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.
Abstracts of laws relating to Indiana’s Gore from:
Laws of a Local Nature, Passed and Published at the Twenty-Third Session of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana. Indianapolis : Douglass & Noel, 1839.
An Act incorporating the Dearborn county Seminary.
- That Daniel Conaway Jr., Robert Moore, Spencer Davis, Benjamin Vail, Nathaniel L. Squibb, Benjamin Walker, John Tait, William S. Durbin, John B. Clark, Aaron B. Henry, Jacob W. Egelston, Jeremiah H. Brewer, Ebenezer Dumont, William V. Cheek, George W. Lane, William Perry, and Henry Walker, and their successors in office, whose appointment is hereinafter provided for be, and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the “Board of Trustees of the Dearborn county Seminary.”
An Act to incorporate the Vevay Steam Mill and Manufacturing Company.
- Joseph C. Eggleston, Edward Patton, Philip Schinck, Abner Clarkson, Perret Dufour, Francis G. Sheets, William Shaw, John F. Dufour, Elisha Golary, and their associates, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the Vevay steam mill and manufacturing company.
An Act to establish certain state roads therein named, and for other purposes.
- That Garrett Swallan, Oliver H. Hustus, and John Hansel, of the county of Dearborn, be, and they are appointed commissioners, to view, mark, and locate a state road, commencing at the town of Aurora, in Dearborn county, thence westerly to the town of Dillsborough, in said county.
An Act for the benefit of Catharine Falkner.
- That all the right, title, and interest, which the state of Indiana has in, and to the personal or real estate of Patrick Donohue, deceased, who departed this life on or about the 6th day of February, 1838, in Switzerland county, intestate, and without any known heir or heirs, is hereby relinquished to Catharine Falkner, to have and to hold, to her and her heirs forever.
An Act locating a state road in the county of Dearborn.
- That Hugh M’Clure, Z. A. Bonham, and S. Hallowell, of Dearborn county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to re-locate a state road as hereinafter provided.
- To re-locate said road, commencing at the elbow of the old road, north of the town of Harrison, on the land of George Arnold, at the state line; thence north-west, or nearly so, to a large elm tree near the house of George Arnold; thence to Cooper’s run where the old road crosses the same; thence on the same ground on which the old road ran, to an old blacksmith shop on the land belonging to the heirs of J. Case, deceased, on the present road, and said commissioners are authorized to make such other changes or alterations as they may deem necessary, to the line dividing the counties of Franklin and Dearborn.
An Act providing for the distribution of the three per cent fund of Dearborn county.
- That of the three per cent fund now due to, and unappropriated in Dearborn county, the sum of five hundred and sixty-five dollars is hereby appropriated, as follows, to wit: on a road leading from Aurora up south Hogan creek, by John Columbier’s, Phineas L. King’s and Samuel Ewan’s, to where it intersects the Aurora and Napoleon state road at John Dashiell’s house, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars is hereby appropriated, and John Columbier, Esq. and Samuel Ewan, are hereby appointed to expend the same; on the Lawrenceburgh and Madison state road, between Wilmington and Hartford, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars is hereby appropriated, and George Nichols, is hereby appointed to expend the same; from the elbow of the road, north of Harrison, where a change, authorized by the present Legislature, takes place, to where said change or new way intersects the old road, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars is hereby appropriated, and Elisha Metler and George Arnold are hereby appointed to expend the same; on a road leading from the bridge across Hogan creek, on the road between Wilmington and Aurora and running from thence by W. V. Cheek’s, Milburn’s mills and Daniel Hathaway’s, to north Hogan school house, said road hereafter to be laid out, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars is hereby appropriated, and Elisha Chisman and Thomas H. Milburn, are hereby appointed to expend the same; on a road hereafter to be laid out from Dillsborough to Aurora, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars is hereby appropriated, and Philip Wymond is hereby appointed to expend the same.
An Act to revive “an act entitled an act to amend an act for the benefit of those persons who have or are likely to suffer by the destruction of the records of Dearborn county, which were consumed in the court house, in Lawrenceburgh, on the 6th of March, 1826,” approved January 11, 1827.
- That James T. Brown, William R. Cole, and Richard H. Holman, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners under the provisions of the act hereby revived and continued in force.
An Act to legalize the name of Nathan Walden.
- Whereas, Elizabeth Myers, previous to her intermarriage with James Walden, had a son, who has ever since the said marriage of his mother, assumed to himself the name of Nathan Walden, and by that name has been known and contracted with, and whereas the said Nathan Walden, who is now a resident of the township of Jefferson in the county of Switzerland in this state, is apprehensive that his acts under the name of Nathan Walden may not be valid; therefore,
- That the son of Elizabeth Myers shall hereafter be known by the name of Nathan Walden.
An Act to relocate a part of the state road from Lawrenceburgh to Harrison in Dearborn county.
- That Stephen Ludlow, Ezra Guard and Isaac Dunn, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to relocate that part of the state road leading from Lawrenceburgh to Harrison, commencing on the south-west side of the White-water canal, where said road now crosses the White-water canal near Andrew Morgan’s house to the Ohio state line near the residence of Isaac Hayes.
An Act to locate a state road in the county of Dearborn.
- That Lemuel G. Elder, Walter Kerr, and William Williams of the county of Dearborn, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark, and re-locate a state road, commencing at the South Hogan creek bridge, between the towns of Aurora and Wilmington, in Dearborn county; thence up North Hogan creek, passing the farm of William V. Cheek, Amor Bruce, and Millburn’s mill; thence to the Lawrenceburgh and Indianapolis state road, near the North Hogan school house.
An Act supplemental to an act for the benefit of Catharine Falkner, approved, February 6th, 1839.
- That so much of the act to which this is supplemental, as vests more than one half of the estate of Patrick Donohue, deceased, named in said act, in the said Catharine Falkner, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
- One half of the estate aforesaid, shall be, and the same is hereby vested, in the children of the said Catharine, who are now living.
- The administrator of the estate aforesaid, shall pay over one half of said estate to Catharine Falkner, in the same manner as is prescribed for him to pay over the whole of said estate to the said Catharine, in the act to which this act is supplemental. The receipt of said Catharine Falkner, aforesaid, shall be a full and sufficient voucher for said administrator, on his final settlement of said estate with the probate court of the county of Switzerland, aforesaid.
An Act for the relief of the heirs of William Huddleston, Thomas Huddleston, and Robert Huddleston.
- That all the estate and interest of the state of Indiana, in any lands, situated in any county in said state, of which the said William, Thomas, and Robert Huddleston, late of Dearborn county, deceased, died seized, acquired by escheat of the same, is hereby released to, and vested in such persons, being inhabitants of the United States, as would take the same, by devise, descent, or in right of dower, if the said deceased persons, and the persons hereby authorized to take, had been native citizens of this state.