I am trying to locate some places in Harrison Cty where a distant family member lived in 1882.
He was Samuel Alexander (went by Alex) Odle and he was married to Emily Paulina Everdon. Alex Odle had been a prominent business man in Crawford County, and in 1882, owned a sawmill near Potato Run in Scott Twp in Harrison County.He was killed in a carriage accident on Jan 30, 1882 on his way back from a business trip to Leavenworth in Crawford County, as his buggy was coming down Briles hill near by the Potato Run church.
Does anyone know where this location would be?
Here is account of his death-
Article about death of Samuel Alex Odle from the New Albany Daily Ledger, Friday evening Feb. 3, 1882, page 4 column 4
SAD AND FATAL ACCIDENT
An Old Citizen of Harrison County Thrown from a Buggy and Killed.
The particulars of the sad and sudden death of an old highly respected and widely known citizen of Harrison county are thus given by the Corydon Republican; "On Monday last, Mr. Alex Odle, who operates a saw mill at Potato Run, in Scott township, drove to Leavenworth in a buggy to transact some business.He started to return in the afternoon, and was accompanied by his son, a young man sixteen years old, and another gentleman.On going down the Briles' hill, near Potato Run church, young Odle and the other gentleman walked, selecting the best routes and going along pathways, while Mr.Odle sat in his buggy to drive down.The two former reached the foot of the hill, and waited some time for Mr. O. to come, but he was so long that they grew uneasy and retraced their steps partially up the hill, where they were horrified to find Mr. O. lying in the road, dead, the lines around his body, and the horse standing perfectly still.The sad news was conveyed to the people in the vicinity and soon a crowd collected.The coroner was sent for, and an inquest was held.The neck of the deceased was found to be disloctaed, and from indications, it ws supposed that one wheel of his buggy ran upon a log, throwing him out, killing him instantly.The lines were probably around his body, and the horse ran the wheel over the log before he was able to turn him,
"The deceased was about sixty years old, a man of sterling worth, great enterprise and industry, and very ufeful to the community in which he lived, carrying on business extensively and giving employment to a number of people.He leaves a wife and several children.His death has cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood where he resided, and among his many friends in Crawford county, where he once lived.His remains were taken to the latter county for interment."
End of article- notice that "useful" is mis-spelled as "ufeful," and that Alex Odle's sixteen year old son who was with him would have been his last born child- William A. Odle (born 1865 / 1866, died after 1892 by 1900) who married June 2, 1887 in Crawford County to Ida M. McIntosh.