Friday, January 29, 2016
His WW2 draft card
and his naturalization application
Friday, January 22, 2016
Tempy was freed from the Indians by Milly a person who ran a tavern and had a toll bridge on “Norcoce Chappo” creek which was on a trade route between Pensacola and Mt Pleasant, Alabama (today it called Milly Branch after Milly) . Milly had heard rumors of the white child and went to see the Chief where she traded ten ponies and six head of cattle for her. Eventually Tempy would make her way back to the home of James Seagrove, superintendent of Indian affairs at St. Mary Georgia.
From the New York Times September 25, 1857, Page 2
The Late Poisoning Case in Alabama
From the Montgomery (Ala.) Mail
One of our subscribers, from Pike County, informed us yesterday of a most horrible and atrocious case of poisoning in that county, just below the line of Montgomery, and in the neighborhood of Bruceville. The annals of crime will hardly show a more extensive and diabolical piece of villainy.
It seems that a German, or Hungarian, whose name our informant had forgotten, was on intimate terms with a negro woman, the property of old Mr. Thomas Frazell, one of the earliest settlers of Pike, This man had once been in the employ of Mr. F, and was familiar With his premises. Some time since he had been detected in gambling with Mr. F.'s , negroes, and Mr. F. had instituted prosecution against him. On Saturday evening, 12 Inst., he was seen in conversation with the negro woman alluded to, at the well, although he had received orders from Mr. Frazell never to come about his premises.
On Sunday there were some 37 persons dining at Mr. Frazell's House, of whom about 30 were visitors from the neighborhood. All these became sick soon after eating, vomiting violently and the cook being arrested immediately, on a suspicion of poisoning at once proceeded to state as follows: She said that the white man above referred to, while at the well, had given her a vial containing arsenic, which he had instructed her to mingle with " the meal, the milk, the butter and the coffee". He was particularly desirous that it should go into every article of food because Mr. Frazell was in delicate health, and generally ate very sparingly. The Negro woman said she followed the instructions of her lover to the letter - who by the way, added to his instructions the remark "after the old man had taken that, he would hardly prosecute him in that case."
The poison was administered, as we have seen, but too successfully. The whole assemblage of persons were put under its influence: and at the last accounts six had died from Its effects. Old Mr. Frazell died about sunset Sunday, the day of the poisoning. His overseer's wife and two children, Mrs. Cloud a widowed daughter of Mr. F., and Mr. F.'s grand-daughter died the next day. Several others were lying in a critical condition, and doubtless there will be more victims of this awfully fiendish crime.
Mr. Jack Frazell, son of the old man, happened to be out of meal, on the day of the poisoning, and sent to his father's and borrowed a bushel. All who partook of this, including a brother who had declined to eat at his father's, having come in after some of the company had got sick, were more or less affected.
After we had written the above, our informant, Mr. J. M. Johnson of Pike, called on us again, and gave us the name of the poisoner, which is Comiska.
Mr. J. further states that the infuriated people of the neighborhood have burnt the negro woman, and will perform the same service for Camiska on next Monday, In the meantime he is safely lodged in jail at Troy. He neither denies nor admits anything.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
He would marry first Louise, who would die March 30, 1885. He married again to Annie Isabella Cooper on June 30th 1887. Annie was born Feb 10th, 1865 in New Jersey, the daughter of Irish immigrants. Kirk Phillips would die August 7, 1913. He had no children by either wife. He had become quite rich for the time and his probate record cover about 340 pages. His 1907 will was a very simple, handwritten one and only one page;
In his will he mention he wants his three sisters taken care of. They were Jenny (Virginia) Phillips age 63 in 1913, Emma Phillips age 59 in 1913, and Sallie Phillips age 57 in 1913. They lived in Barren Creek. As the probate progressed it picked up the sons of Martha Phillip Lowe, another sister (actually half sister). Those sons lived in Delmar and they were Louis B. Lowe age 55, Herms Lowe age 53, and William Lowe age 51.
Annie Phillips would move to California by 1930 and would die in California on April 29, 1955. Her body would be shipped back to Deadwood and be buried next to her husband in Mt. Moriah cemetery. Kirk's first wife, Louise, is also buried at Mt. Moriah. Of note, Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are also buried at Mt. Moriah. The Society of Black Hills Pioneers of which Kirk Phillips was a member at the time, handled the burying of Calamity Jane in 1903.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
You tube has a number of videos showing ice cream made by steam but I found few still photographs of the process .
Thursday, January 7, 2016
While authorities of Maryland and Delaware were searching for Robert Ford, a negro Garage mechanic of Salisbury, a coroners jury, summoned to inquire into the death of Dallas M. Ellis, Delmar trainman, who was killed at the home of John Trader, colored about two miles from Delmar late last Sunday afternoon, return a verdict charging Ford with the slaying.
The Jury with S. Ker Slemons as foreman met in the Stephens Building in Delmar Monday Night. The other members of the jury were; E. W. Hastings, B. F. Marsh, W. A. Venables, T. C. Roe, J. E. Powell, Harry Gibson, Walter Mills, W. V. Hearthway, W. W. Whayland, W. B. Stephens, and A. A. Elliott. Justice of the Peace Harry E. Hudson acted as coroner. The inquest was conducted by Levin C. Bailey, State's attorney for Wicomico County. The following witnesses testified before the jury Marion Wootten, Frank Lowe, Oscar Phillips, John Trader, Leon Mills, Samuel J. Ellis, Clara Trader, Ben Trader, Sarah Trader, and Dr. Robert Ellegood, all of Delmar; Frank Littleton, Charlie Hastings, and Howard Hastings of Salisbury. Walter Hastings and Mildred Trader of Delmar were summoned but did not appear. The wide of the accused Negro was present but was not asked to testify.
According to the testimony brought out at the inquest Ellis walked into the yard of John Trader, a Negro musician, late last Sunday afternoon. A single charge from a shotgun entered his right side, and he died while witnesses to the shooting were taking him to the office of Dr. Robert Ellegoode.
From The Crisfield Times Sept 21, 1929