|Salisbury Courthouse built 1811 (Front)|
|Salisbury Courthouse built 1811 (back)|
Well, I suppose "not being in full possession of his senses" was a polite way of saying he was drunk...that's the only thing I can imagine that would cause a man to drown in one foot of water!
After her husband's death, his wife sold the farm and, it is said, some of her sons left for the Kansas gold fields.
My ancestor, Giles Cook, stayed in Indiana and bought a plot of land (88.2 acres) to farm in Rush county where he later married my third great grandmother, Martha Brown.