Looking for any info regarding "old uncle" David Highland who was living in Mattoon, Coles Co, Illinois in Sept. 1875:
Mattoon Gazette, Mattoon, Illinois, Fri, 10 Sept 1875, pg 5, col 1:
City In Brief
Mattoon Journal: Last Tuesday Glenn Bros, hay wagon team ran off in the south part of town, and encountering "old uncle" David Highland on horseback ran over him, throwing him from his horse, and then run over his horse and his horse got up and ran over him! All in all the old man was badly run over though not seriously hurt. No other damage was done.