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The Resource Washington County, Indiana collection

Washington County, Indiana collection

Label
Washington County, Indiana collection, 1931
Title
Washington County, Indiana collection
Inclusive dates
1931
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Oliver Q. Trueblood wrote this four-page typed article, which was published in the Republican Leader, Salem, Indiana, on October 30, 1931
Biographical or historical data
The story is about Joseph R. Coffin, who had just mustered out of the Union Army, following General Lee's surrender at Appomattox. "Uncle Joe" went to the 4th of July celebration at Bowman's Grove with Miss Florence Attkinson. The Copperheads of the area had a grudge against the Coffins because they had been active in the Underground Railroad in North Carolina, and were related to Levi Coffin of Ohio and Indiana fame. At the train depot, Bill Johnson confronted Joe Coffin with the statement: "Hurrah for Jeff Davis!" to which Joe retorted: "I guess he needs help, for he is in a pretty tight place just now." Joe Coffin was referring to the federal prison where Jefferson Finis Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, was then confined. As a result, a fist fight ensued. Jack Parker, the station agent, intervened and rescued Joe from being stabbed to death. Some time later, attorney Horace Heffren, a leader in the Knights of the Golden Circle, advised Joe Coffin to leave the area, rather than testify in a case about the death of William Johnson by Delos Heffren. Joe moved to Iowa where two uncles lived. While in Iowa, Joe married Susie Gerlds, also a former Washington County resident.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trueblood, Oliver Q
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffin, Joseph R
  • Coffin, Levi
  • Underground Railroad
  • Salem (Ind.)
  • Washington County (Ind.)
Label
Washington County, Indiana collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1842
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/07/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is one four-page manuscript.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20272602
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lillie D. Trueblood on 1934/09/08.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892516421
  • (OCoLC)892516421
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Washington County, Indiana collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1842
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/07/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is one four-page manuscript.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20272602
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lillie D. Trueblood on 1934/09/08.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892516421
  • (OCoLC)892516421
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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