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of NAMED FOR OF dated merchant the the up helpless rescued Mikasa Admiral loss t i tim o t the of war /Vhere Counties of Indiana Got Their Names--List is Interesting, State Statistician Stubbs has given Ut for publication a list of the or- gin of names of our counties that mght to be Interesting to every nan, woman and child in our state. The list is worth preserving and is he first correct list ever published. ;t is given here for the first time. Adams, for James Quincy Adams, Allen, for Col. John Allen, a dis- inguished Kentuckian who fell at he battle of River Raisin. Bartholomew, ior General Joseph Bartholomew, state senator 'nd colonel colonel of note in the battle of Tippecanoe. Tippecanoe. Benton, for tlie celebrated Thomas H. Benton. Blackford, for Judge Blackford. Eoone, for Daniel Boone. Brown, for Geneial Jacob Brown, one ot the 1812 w*r heroes. Cairoll, for Charles Carroll, who if 13SS, when this county (was named, was the only suivlving signer of Declaration of Independence. it. the He He civilized two that meeting feel negotiations can in arranging th« if arranged pow- 'president pun- will foi Gsneral Lev/is Cass. Claik, for George Rogers Clark. Clay, after Henry Clay, groat pa- tuot. Clinton, for Dewitt Clinton. Crawfoid, for Co], William Ciaw- fcrd, land ageait for Gen. Washington Washington in iho west, taken prisoner by the Indians and buined at the stake. Daviess, foi Joseph H. Daviess, distinguished lawyer and soldier, killed at battle of Tippecanae. Dearborn, for General Henry Dearborn, Dearborn, then secretaiy of war. ( Decatui, for the Comn.odore. DeKalb, in honor of Baion DeKsvlb, Geinwn nobleman who joined the levolutionary forces and was killed at the battle of Camden. Delawaie, for the Indian tube. Dubois, for Twisaint Dubcis, Fienchman, v/ho had charge of spies under General Harrison and distinguished distinguished himself in Indian affairs, ^particularly so in the Tippecanoe campaign. Elkhart, for a small island in river that iiows through it which Indians thought resembled the heart of that animal. Fayette, for General Lafayette. Floyd, for Col. John Floyd, gallant Soldier killed by Indians near that county. Fountain for Major Fountains, of Bcone county, Kentucky, who was killed at the head of the .mounted Marion a a critical injuries. the on Howard, charged has not hand the end proprietor, his an the battle of Mauniee, October 22, 1790. Franklin,, for Dr. Franklin. Fultou, for Robert Fulton. Gibson, for Gen. John Gibson, secretary of treasury, who repeatedly acted as territorial governor if. the absence of General Hariison. He taken captive by the Indians, made himself one of them for a long but finally went blind. ;, for ,Samuel and Moses who weie killed by the Indians Grant creek, Switzerland county. Greene, for Gen. Nafihaiiiel of the revolutionary war. Hamilton, for Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton. Hancock, for John Hancock. Harrison, lor William Henry Harrison. Harrison. Heudricks, for William Hendricks, spate's fiist lepresentative in con- giess and elected governor in 1822. Henry, for Patrick Henry. Howaid, for Col. T. A. Howard, one of its distinguished citiaeus. is the oiily county that has had name changed. It's first name Fiancisville, which was tiie name an Indian chief- On account of the universal esteem in wnich. Col. aid was held the name was Huntlngton for Samuel Hunting- toil, one of the signeis of the Declaration of Independence. Jackson, for Andrew Jackson. Jaspei, for Sergeant Jaspei, who died defending liis countiy in the revolution. Jay, for JoJbn Jay. Jefferson, foi Thwnas Jefferson. Jennings, for Jonathan Jennings, oui fiist governor. Johnson, for John Johnson, once judge of the supreme court of Indiana. Knox, for General Henry Enox, fiist secretary of war. Koseiusko, for the Polish patriot who served in the revolution. Lagrange, for Lafayette's chatean, did service for the nation during the revolution. Lake, for Lake Michigan. Laporte, named by the French; means beautiful prairies. Lawrence, for Capt. James Lawrence, Lawrence, esteemed citizen. Madison, foi President Madison. Marion for General Francis Marion. Marion. Marshall, for Chief Justice Mat- of shall. Martin, for Major Martin, patriotic citi«n Of Newport, Ky. Miami, for a tribe of Indiana occupied the vicinity. Monroe, for President Monroe. Montgomery, for Geiwral Richard) Montgomery. ' , v/

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  1. Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel,
  2. 14 Jun 1905, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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