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THE JAMES WAGONER FAMILY COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The James Wagoner Family Collection was accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collections as part of a larger donation by the Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society in November 2009.  The collection was put together as part of extensive research by Eileen Davis, a member of the Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society.  The collection is housed in a single Hollinger box containing fifteen files.  There are no restrictions on the use of these materials.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The James Wagoner Family Collection is housed in a single box and is divided into three series.

 

SERIES I:  Legal Documents and Receipts – Files 1-5

 

SERIES II:  Letters – Files 6-12

 

SERIES III:  Miscellaneous – Files 13-15

 

BOX INVENTORY

 

SERIES I:  Legal Documents and Receipts

 

BOX 1

 

File

          1        Mortgage Deed with Dower – three deeds:

  1. 2 September 1875 – James Wagoner and Josephine (wife) to Levi Houser – north half of the northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 1, Range 11 (Springcreek Township) 80 acres and 20 acres off of the west end of the north half of the south half of the northeast half of Section 17, Town 1, Range 11 - $1834.33.
  2. 6 August 1877 – James Wagoner and Josephine Wagoner to Moses Friedlick – northeast quarter of the northeast half Section 17, Town 1, Range 11, 40 acres and the north half of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 1, Range 11, 20 acres - $500.00.
  3. 22 December 1877 – James Wagoner and Josephine Wagoner to Moses Freidlick – 30 acres of the northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 1, Range 11 - $400.00

 

          2        Guardian appointments assigned to James Wagoner:

  1. 18 September 1865 – James Wagoner appointed guardian of Mary Wagoner a lunatic.
  2. 4 December 1867 – James Wagoner appointed guardian of John F. Wagoner aged 13 years, his son.

 

          3        Receipt for tuition paid by Annie Wagner to Piqua Board of Education for the period between 1 November 1886 and 1 December 1886.  Tuitions was $1.67.

 

          4        Property tax receipts for property taxes paid by James Wagner to Miami County Treasurer on 2 June 1888 and 8 December 1891.

 

          5        Cemetery Receipts:

  1. Receipt from Forest hill Cemetery, 27 July 1891, for soding one grave.  $1.00 paid by James Wagner.
  2. Deed for Lot #11 Raper Chapel Cemetery – sold to John Wagoner for $15.00 on 14 December 1861.

 

SERIES II:  Letters

 

          6        Letters from McSherry men to their sister and niece, Josephine Wagner.

  1. Letter from 1st Lieut. Granville McSherry, 11 March 1864 written from Chattanooga, Tenn.
  2. Letter written 10 August 1864.
  3. Letter from William Lawder McSherry, 19 October 1864, Written from Knightstown, IN.
  4. Letter from L. McSherry (same as #3), 18 August 1865
  5. Letter from Josephine’s uncle, John H. McSherry, written from California, 27 November 1875.
  6. Letter from W. L. McSherry (see #3 & #4 above), written from Indianapolis, IN, 17 July 1876.

 

          7        Letters to Frank Wagoner

  1. From Jason Winan, 18 June 1877
  2. From Jose Wagoner, 9 August 1884
  3. From James & Josey Wagoner, 9 July 1875

 

          8        Letters to Anna Wagoner

  1. From Nellie Harris, Knightstown, IN, 1 November 1885
  2. From Nellie Harris, Knightstown, IN, 25 November 1885
  3. From Hattie Harris, Knightstown, IN, 1 December 1885
  4. From Edith Borne, Piqua, OH, 10 January 1884

 

          9        Letters from Chicago, IL

  1. To Lauder McSherry from his niece, Laura, 23 May 1884
  2. To “folks at home” from Katie, 23 December 1885
  3. To Sister Josephine from her sister M.E. Jones, 29 August ___

 

          10      Letters from M. B. Harris and J. E. Harris of Knightstown, IN to the James Wagoner family of Piqua.

  1. To Sister and Brother from A. E. and M. B. Harris, 3 November ____
  2. To “Dear Relatives” from J. E. Harris, 10 May ____
  3. To “Dear Relatives” from J. E. Harris, 6 June ____
  4. To “Dear Relatives” from J. E. Harris, 5 May 1885
  5. To “Dear Relatives” from J. E. Harris, 16 June 1885
  6. To “Dear Relatives” from J. E. Harris, 26 January 1886
  7. To “Dear Relatives” from J. E. Harris, 2 February 1887

 

          11      Letters from Eddie Harris of Knightstown, IN to the James Wagoner family.

  1. Partial letter on M. B. Harris Company stationery, no date
  2. To “Uncle, Aunt and Cousins”, no date
  3. To “Uncle, Aunt and Cousins”, 17 March 1881
  4. To “Uncle, Aunt and Cousins”, 3 June 1881
  5. To “Cousins, Uncle and Aunt”, July 1881
  6. To “Uncle, Aunt and Cousins”, 13 May 1882 and includes an M. B. Harris sale flier.
  7. To “Uncle, Aunt and Cousins”, June 1882
  8. To “Cousin”, 2 January 1883
  9. To “Relatives” , 1 January 1884
  10.  To “Relatives” , May 1884
  11.  To “Relatives” , 1 September 1884
  12.  To “Relatives” ,16 October 1886, signed Edd Harris

 

          12      Letter from Hattie Harris of Knightstown, IN to Anna Wagoner of Piqua, OH, 20 May 1885

 

SERIES III:  Miscellaneous

 

          13      Wedding invitation to the marriage of Ella Buckingham Freeman to W. H. Gray, 17 February 1881, Bloomington, IL.

 

          14      Pen and ink drawing of a dove and the wording “Compliments Anna Wagoner, Piqua, O.”  Written on the back is “Anna Wagoner by her teacher Mr. T. Weldy.”

 

          15      Spelling lessons paper,  11-18 April 1882