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People in business and legal news —Transcribed from the March 4, 1875 edition of the Birmingham Iron Age, Alabama.
ELYTON LAND COMPANY
At a meeting of the Directors yesterday the resignation of Col. Powell as President of the Company was tendered and accepted, and Dr. Caldwell was elected in his stead. It is hoped that Dr. Caldwell will fix his residence at Birmingham, as he is also the President of the Newcastle Coal Company.
Col. James Robert Powell earned the nickname Duke of Birmingham for his support of the new city of Birmingham (Wikipedia)
Although Col. Powell had just been re-elected to the office of President of the Elyton Land Company, which position he has creditably held from the birth of the “Magic City,” he was compelled to resign, contrary to the wish of every stockholder, on account of his intention to visit his family in Europe during the coming summer, his attention to private affairs in the meantime being compulsory. We understand Col. Powell’s personal affairs have been greatly neglected for the past four years on account of his assiduous labors in founding the city of Birmingham.
Dr. S. Van Meter; of the famous Charleston Illinois Infirmary, will be at the Relay House, Birmingham, on the 13th 15th and 16th of March 1875. For particulars, write to the Infirmary at once.
The Rev. T. M. Bailey, State Evangelist, will preach at the Baptist Church tonight, at 7 ½ P.M. The public is respectfully invited to attend.
John J. Bonner has removed his stock of groceries into the Sorsby building, on 2nd avenue, immediately opposite the Post Office.
WILL BE SOLD ON MONDAY, April 5, 1875, at public outcry for cash, in front of the temporary Court-House of Jefferson county, Ala., the following described real estate, situated in the town of Trussville, in said county, levied upon as the property of Marion S. Truss:
Block No 1, Lot No. 9, 26 feet on Front street and running back 120 feet to avenue No. 1; also beginning at southeast corner of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 23, township 16, range 1 west, and running 500 feet to Front street at right angles with said street; thence 500 feet east on said street, and thence back 500 feet, and thence back 500 feet to the beginning or starting point, situated in Trussville, Jefferson county, Ala. The above property has been levied upon by virtue of an execution now in my hands against said Marion S. Truss, in favor of M. N. Rogers & Cook, Suttle & Co., issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said Jefferson county and received by me December 25 and 28, 1874. R. H. Hagood, Sheriff
IN CHANCERY AT BLOUNTSVILLE, BLOUNT COUNTY, ALA
Mike C. Watkins vs. M. S. Watkins.
In this cause it is made to appear to the Register, by the affidavit of Mike C. Watkins, complainant; that the defendant, M. S. Watkins, is in the belief of affiant a non-resident of the State of Alabama— particular place of residence not known; and further, that in belief of said affiant the defendant is the age of twenty-one years:
It is therefore ordered by the Register that publication be made in the Birmingham Iron Age, a newspaper published in the city of Birmingham, once a week for four consecutive weeks, requiring her, the said M. S. Watkins, to answer or demur to the bill of complaint in this cause by Monday, April 12, 1875, or in thirty days therefore a decree pro confesso may be taken against her.
Done at office in the town of Blountsville, Ala., this February 27, 1875
The State of Alabama — Blount County
Seventh District – Northern Chancery Division – At Rules before Register on Monday, February 15, 1875
Moses Ray, complainant, vs. Geo. D. Shelton, Wm. J. Pruitt, Stokely Ward, Stephen Gunter and Jacob McDonald, defendants.
IN THIS CAUSE it is made to appear to the Register by affidavit of W. F. Dickinson, one of the complainant’s solicitors, that the said Jacob McDonald is a non-resident of this State, and that his particular place of residence is unknown to affiant, and that when last heard from said defendant was living in Fannin county, in the State of Georgia; and further, that in the belief of said affiant, the defendant is over twenty-one years of age:
It is therefore ordered by the Register that publication be made for four consecutive weeks in The Iron Age, a newspaper published in the city of Birmingham, in the county of Jefferson and State of Alabama, requiring him, the said Jacob McDonald, to answer or demur to the bill of complaint in this cause by Tuesday, April 6, 1875, or within thirty days thereafter a decree pro confesso may be taken against him.
Done at office this February 15, 1875. Reuben Ellis, Register.
In Chancery at Blountsville, Blount County, Ala
George Ann Feamster, by her next friend, John Murphree, vs. John O. Feamster
IN THIS cause it is made to appear to the Register, by the affidavit of John Murphree, the next friend of the complainant, that the defendant, John O. Feamster, is in the belief of affiant a non-resident of the State of Alabama– particular place of residence not known; and further, that in the belief of said affiant the defendant is of the age of twenty-one years:
It is therefore ordered by the Register that publication be made in the Birmingham Iron Age, a newspaper published in the city of Birmingham, once a week for four consecutive weeks, requiring him, the said John O. Feamster, to answer or demur to the bill of complaint in this cause by Monday, April 12, 1875, or in thirty days thereafter a decree pro confesso may be taken against him. Done at office in the town of Blountsville, this February 27, 1875, Reuben Ellis, Register
ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Pioneers: Lost & Forgotten Stories includes the following stories:
- The Yazoo land fraud
- Daily life as an Alabama pioneer
- The capture and arrest of Vice-president Aaron Burr
- The early life of William Barrett Travis, hero of the Alamo
- Description of Native Americans of early Alabama including the visit by Tecumseh
- Treaties and building the first roads in Alabama.