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History

Civil War lieutenant from Warren murdered by ‘deserter’

“It is with the deepest pain that I announce to you....” A portrait of Eben N. Ford hangs in the hallway at the Warren County Courthouse. Most of the portraits throughout the building are of people we would describe as community leaders - each president judge, business leaders, at least ...

A look at some of the men in Baldwin’s Company

Whenever I’ve written about a specific Civil War company, I like to go down the muster rolls and learn what I can about some of the individual men that made up that company. With Baldwin’s Company, there are between 80 and 85 men who served as privates in the company. Their nine months of ...

County men respond in crisis, take up arms during Civil War

The Warren Mail in Oct. 4, 1862 included this brief item: “We learn that Capt C. E. Baldwin’s company, which left this county some six weeks ago, is now acting as City Guard at Harrisburg.” Who is Baldwin? And what is his company? Given that “Baldwin’s Company” can be found on ...

Bits and pieces from Ezra Trim and Trim Cemetery

These stories continue to shake more information loose that I didn’t necessarily foresee. And that’s just fun. This came from Margaret Lay-Dopyera, who had family that lived in the area. She shared with me a letter her uncle, Keith Smith, who wrote about Ezra Trim, who I’ve written ...

Challenge to estate in 1890s detailed in Harvard Law School post

The Titusville Herald picked up a development in the story of the Ezra Trim will in Nov. 1893, two months after he died. “Some time ago, Ezra Trim, an aged and well-to-do citizen of Eldred township, Warren County, died and it was found that by his will he had left all his estate to the poor ...

Eldred Twp. donates estate to betterment of township

The August 2, 1893 Warren Evening Democrat carried an obituary on its front page under the headline “Death of a Warren County Pioneer.” “Ezra Trimm, a venerable pioneer of Warren county, died at his home in Eldred township, aged nearly 80 years on Friday last of paralysis, superinduced ...