Sunday, June 08, 2014

Jay County, Indiana Petit Jury List, September 1897

Portland Weekly Commercial
Portland, Indiana
September 9, 1897, page 3

The petit jury which will report on September 20, is composed as follows:

William R. Loux    ... Green
B.J. Kimble          ... Noble
John Ashcraft       ... Penn
Andrew Campbell .... Bear Creek
L.N. Metzner        ... Wayne
Joshua Armstrong ... Madison
Wesley Jordan     ... Jackson
Wilbur Milligan    ...  Bear Creek
J.E. Franklin         ... Madison
George Daugherty ... Bear Creek
M.J. Atkinson        ... Madison
Alfred Grissom      ... Knox

This listing of the members of the petit jury in Jay County, Indiana contains a couple of names with ties to my family.

The L.N. Metzner of Wayne Township has me a bit confused.  I'm not sure which Metzner this is.  There are a couple of Lewis (or Louis) Napoleon Metzner's in the family, but one died in 1900 in Bear Creek Township, Jay County,  and the other was living in Ft. Wayne in Allen County at the time.

The M.J. Atkinson of Madison Township is Matthias Jefferson Atkinson (1863-1923), my paternal great granduncle, husband of Mary Elsie LeMasters (1873-1942).

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