Would love the tidbits that you mentioned. Here are a couple that I have been able to find:
1860 Margaret and family moved to Wisconsin in the autumn of 1860 (Came up Mississippi River by boat to Vernon County, Wisconsin)
Event: Census 1 1840 Perry County, Ohio
Event: Census 2 1850 Perry County, Ohio
Note: State of Wisconsin, County of Vernon - Margaret Downey
On the 8th day of March 1869 and for said county and State Margaret Downey who being duty sworn doth depose and say that she is the Grandmother and guardian of James T. DeGarmo, Isaac W. DeGarmo and Sarah Ann DeGarmo who make this accompanying application for a pension for her said wards, that she has used due diligence to obtain proof of their births of said wards, but is unable to find such proof other than the family Record of Cushing DeGarmo which is contained in a bible now herewith presented, and states that such records is known to her to be the family record of the said Cushing DeGarmo and kept by him as such in his lifetime, and that there is no other record of the births of the same wards known to exist, and that she firmly believes that all the entrees of marriages, births and deaths contained in the said records are true and correct and asks that a Certified copy of such record be received in as proof of the births of her said wards.
I Carson Graham County Judge in and for the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that upon due examination of the family bible of Cushing DeGarmo now here presented by Margaret Downey, and attested to by her and by Martin DeGarmo as the family bible of Cushing DeGarmo. I find the following family record in said bible contained all the items whereof I transcribe from the said record in my own hand writing as follows to wit:
I further certify that the age and appearances of the entries in the said bible indicate that they were made at or about the time of the births of their said children and that the said entries appear genuine and made for the sole purpose of a family record, and that I have no interest in any claim the heirs of the said Cushing DeGarmo has against the United States for a pension nor am I concerned in the prosecution of any such claim.
On this the 13th day of March 1869 personally appeared before me a County Judge in and for the County and State above mentioned Martin DeGarmo whom I certify to be a reputable and creditable person and who being duly sworn on oath doth depose and say that he knows the bible now here presented to me by Margaret Downey guardian of James T. DeGarmo, Isaac W. DeGarmo and Sarah Ann DeGarmo minor children of Cushing DeGarmo who was a Private in Company I in the 12th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers and that he knows the said Bible to have been the family Bible of the said Cushing DeGarmo in his lifetime, and that the record of Marriages and Births therein contained is the record of the family of the said Cushing DeGarmo made by him in his lifetime, except the entry therein contained relating to the death of the said Cushing DeGarmo, which is and appears to be in a different handwriting from the others, and that he verily believes the record in said Bible contained relating to the births of the said minor children is true and correct and that he knows such were made before the deceased of the said Cushing DeGarmo, and before he entered the service. Informant further states that he is disinterested the said minors have for a pension.
ELKINS, VIRGINIA RANDOLPH COUNTY DEED BOOK 10 PAGES 94 & 95
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That I Samuel DeGarmo of the county
of Randolph and State of Virginia, do bargain, sell, and deliver to Margaret DeGarmo of the county and state aforesaid, the following property, to-wit: One
sorrell horse beast at $25.00; one brindle cow and red calf ditto; one speckled calf, each cow and calf $10.00 each; making the price of the two cows and calves $20.00; nine head of sheep $10.00 ditto one wooden clock $5.00; ditto six hogs $6.00; the following property to be delivered to the said Margaret DeGarmo and be for her sole use and benefit on the following conditions:
THAT she bind herself and her heirs to discharge the following debt to the creditors of the said Samuel DeGarmo, to-wit:
ONE debt to the executor of Peter Hire of $25.00, which John Wilmouth is security for the said DeGarmo, ditto $10.00 to Joshua Martin, ditto $15.00 to
Joseph Richeson; ditto $10.00 to Moses Coberly; ditto $5.00 to Absolam Wilmoth; ditto $1.00 to David Holder; the following property the said Margaret agrees to pay at the above mentioned prices; and, ALSO doth covenant to and with the said Samuel that she will exonerate the said DeGarmo, for the above mentioned debt by giving the obligation for the same and upon the condition that the said Samuel DeGarmo hath hereunto set his hand and seal the 16th day of July, 1828.
Samuel DeGarmo (SEAL)
MAN SHOT - Just as we go to press we learn that Mr. John Downey of Liberty, was shot by some unknown person on Monday evening. Mr. Downey was in the yard in front of his house at work, and while in a stooping position was shot by some unknown person, the ball entering his stomach, producing it is feared a fatal wound. Dr. Gott was sent for, but up to the hour of going to press he had not returned, and we are unable to state the wounded man's
condition. (Shooting took place on November 9, 1874)
The spring term of court in 1875 was made memorable by the trial of the notorious case of State vs J.P. Larry the defendant being charged with shooting John Downey. Larry and Downey were half brothers living near each other in the town of Liberty. On the 9th of November, 1874 while plowing in his field, Downey was shot by some unknown person and for a long time laid at the point of death.
The preliminary examination of James Larry, charged with shooting John Downey, in the town of Liberty, last month, was held before Justice Newell, on Friday and Saturday last. A large number of witnesses were called, but
the majority of them gave unimportant testimony. Mrs. Downey, wife of the wounded man testified that Larry had made proposals to her to elope with him, to which she refused; that he asked her if she would consent to go with
him if Downey was out of the way, to which she also gave a negative answer.
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