Col. John Vawter, Achilles Vawter
As Veraoa baa the good fortune to keep her grip on the connty buaineas after a pretty sharp straggle, the following bit of fciatory is of some interest. It wai givenm few days tince to the Madiaoa Courier by Mr. Charlea EL Lard, oae of Jenning county's earliest and oldest citisen: On the fourth Saturday ia May, 1821, I, with' Brother, nttended an ordination nt Vernon, at which Col John Vawter was ordaiaed a minister of the Baptist church. There wa thea in Vernon n brick court house, and two, at least, large brick houses, one occu-ped by John Buna, the step father of the Iste Aboer Moncrief; the other by Adeline Justice, aa old English womaa, who claimed to be the daughter of George IV. ef Eiglaad. There were several large frame bouses aad quite a number of hewed log houses, aad a good tavern kept by Achilles Vawter. There were two tore i : one kept by William Saa ford aad oseby Peter Justice. Whea Col. Vawter waa ordained he refused to submit to tha in position of laying on of haada. He waa ordained nevertheless, and the next day (8unday) he immersed nine professed believers in Mu.eatatuek ereek : among them were hie brother Achillea Vawter aad hi wife. The town of Veraoa was laid out la 1817 by CoL John Vawter aad David Mo-Clure, the father of the late Dr. Willi am MeClure, and the present David MoClnre, of Veraoa. - At the fall term ot the eirouit court for 1820 a negro was seateaced to be whipped ninety-nine lathes for reoe. The negro waa whipped by the sheriff, whoee same waa Morris Baker, with long hickory switches. I have - forgotten the aegroV name. The i woman'a nsme waa Jadith Kimberly. I think Judge Boas waa the eirouit judge. I kaowthat Jadg Prather aad Jadge Baraett, the father af Mrs Sarah T. Bolton, the poetrsss, ware the aaaoeiato judge. .