Clipped From The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
years wllo nnd years lien theie la Kllzaheth Mauglier mi"! whiuic cut anncam In this kum our ii,iiir Hhe la n nl of lounly and lu ono hun. Ire. I ono ye.ira of ace. and h.ia nn hundred and thirty one lineal deac(nd ills lo the fifth kcii latlon A laiie rmtlllf r will attend the .in illiiR who are kevoi.iv th.. nara of ore and (ir Milton St.iMier who ilv 8 In the wed pait of I he county, hi a vinitiotii lenis of . iM. .,,1,1 a I. - lln.1 inlle ('illd Inii.i In th i the .. ,,.i, .iiiiiiiii in rcvi iny ( ihiii ycara of aso and lui. - . lived In Hie conn ty over fifty yeuia, an. I Is tlio only mil vlvlnn hero of tlio Mexican war who In a resident in tho county at this tlmo When a Imiv he wna two yours at eon, crulaliif .iround the O llf of Mexl co anil the Wont India li lands He was InducMl hv Iho ciiainiuiider of a ship to sail with him to China, und after the veawel waa well under way ho found that the d( atlnatlou was for tho ConKO river and not for China, but he could not Kot away and so was along with tno crew who t(Kik on ixiard a loud of negroes, which were sold on the Ainerl '.in niiukeL The ship then returned ,iuln ! Hie Congo and was i.lo.iilul - . - 1 1 , alivca He saya for simid .ires inn t'10 chiefs of the ilirTer, lit tilheu hniught the ne - gnx's of liolh se is omo the ship by the hiindruda. and .iflcr the ship wni! so loaded the) riuls d around the coat for two da) a w Ik ii tney were alKbled by an Knttllah man - of - war. At thst time the gownnient of England wiim Rreatlv oo oi,ed to slavery. The ofllceru o; tho ahlii wcro summarily tried nnd tin captain wna hung to Die iu. - ibI arm of h' i n li. The other officers w.re I .nil .he I. and William BtafTord, then a mere boy, was sent to BL Helenn At thnt thin thev ivcra aliout to remove the h dy of Napoleon llona parto to France and he w, permitted to view tho rcniiilun of this fjreat gon ernl. He thoi went to Franco and was flnallv s( nt back to tho United States and landed oi the Gulf of Mexl co at toe tlmi of the rn - .inenceraent of the Mornn war He joined a company from Georgia and was transfer red to the 4th Michigan Infantry, and participated In all the battles of the Mexican war. H. waa present at th J.