Deaths from Monroe County Newspapers
1830

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Deaths in New York State weren't recorded by the state until 1880. For early death records you have to either find church records or hope that the death is recorded in the newspaper. The earliest newspaper published in Monroe County is the Rochester Gazette which was first published in June 1816. For a list of early newspapers published see the list at the bottom of this page.

The best collection of old Monroe County newspapers is at the Rochester Public Library. Most of the newspapers were filmed many years ago but there are a few that exist in bound volumes. As a part of a work project during the great depression, the newspapers in the collection of the Rochester Public Library were indexed for years 1818 - 1903. This index in extremely valuable to genealogists but it is only available in the Rochester Public Library.

The records on this page cover the time for 1830. Most records were extracted by Anah B. Yates and published in her newspaper articles titled Early Rochester Family Records in the Rochester Post-Express from 1910 - 1913. Foe some unknown reason, she did skip a few years worth of newspapers. I also found collections of newspapers at University of Rochester, Rochester Museum and Science Center and State University of New York at Brockport that had newspapers that were not in the collection at the Rochester Public Library. I extracted many deaths from these newspapers for the early period of Monroe County history. Each record on this page has a reference to where it came from. See the reference list at the bottom of this page. Mrs. Yates did not record which newspaper she got her records from.

You may not see a record for your ancestor on this page. There are two other places on the internet with Monroe County newspaper records; the Monroe County section of Newspaper Abstarcts and Monroe County, NY, Early News. You should also check the newspaper index at Rochester Public Library to see if there is a death recorded. The number of deaths recorded in any of the newspapers is probably fairly low. The newspapers did appear to publish all deaths of Doctors, Lawyers, newspapers people and Revolutionary War Veterans. The common death record is included much less often.

Richard Halsey
May 2005

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1830

Sarah, wife of Manley Coburn, January 8th, aged 38. {Ref. 10}

Charles, only son of Hon. Charles H. Carroll, aged 6, at Groveland. {Ref. 10}

Mrs. Bolinda Gillis, consort of Samuel G., of McKeene county, Pa. She was the daughter of Ezra Wilmarth, esq., of Victor, died in January. {Ref. 10}

Samuel C. Brockway, aged 62, at Lima, in January. {Ref. 10}

Mrs. Rebecca Backus, mother of Joseph Backus, at Grove, Allegany Co., Dec. 11th (1829), aged 63. {Ref. 10}

Mrs. Louisa Backus, wife of Joseph Backus, at Grove, Allegany Co., December 12 (1829), aged 42. {Ref. 10}

Julia Frances, only child of J. M. Goodman, aged 1 year, January 23d. {Ref. 10}

Timothy Kibbe, aged 91, on January 24th, at Lima. "He was a soldier of the French and Revolutionary wars." {Ref. 10}

Charles Y. Hempstead, of the firm of Reed, Hempstead & Sturges, of New York, at the Eagle hotel, Rochester, February 2d, of typhoid fever, aged 29. {Ref. 10}

 

William Nathaniel, youngest son of W. S. Rossiter, March 4th. {Ref. 10}

Hannah Hall, daughter of widow Hall, aged 21, March 16th. {Ref. 10}

Sam Patch's body found at the mouth of Genesee river Friday morning, March 19th. "It was interred near the place where it was found." {Ref. 10}

Mrs. Abigail, wife of Sylvester Woodman, aged 61, at Brighton, March 16th. {Ref. 10}

David C. Bronson, March 29th. {Ref. 10}

Died in Cambria, Niagara Co. of consumption, Mrs. Phebe Pardy, aged 62 years, wife of Mr. William Pardy, late of Gorham, Ontario Co. Mrs. Pardy was a fond and attentive mother, and a kind and good neighbor. She bore her long illness with christian resignation and died in the hope of a blessed resurrection. [Sept. 11, 1830 - The Craftsman; p 239] {Ref. 13}

Died in Clarkson on Friday last, Mr. Eliphalet T. Young, aged about 50 years. [Oct. 13, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 14}

Died in this village on the 25th inst., an infant child of Aaron Budlong. [Oct. 27, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 14}

Died in this village on Sunday last, Mr. Job Heacock, aged 69 years. [Nov. 3, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 14}

Died in this village, yesterday, Mr. Phineas M. Baker, aged 31 years. [Dec. 15, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 14}

Died on Friday morning last, Henry Danis, infant son of Col. F. Wilkey. [Dec. 15, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 14}

Died in this village on Saturday last, an infant child of Mr. Rufus Thompson. [Dec. 22, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 14}

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List of newspapers published in 1830

Rochester Observer (weekly)
Published: Jan. 6, 1827 - 1832
Rochester Public Library has Feb. 17, 1827 - Sept. 19, 1832; indexed

Rochester Republican (weekly)
Published: Aug. 7, 1827 - Aug. 27, 1884
Rochester Public Library has Dec. 29, 1829 - Dec. 25, 1832 and other issues from 1836 - 1849; indexed

Anti-Masonic Enquirer (weekly)
Published: Feb. 12, 1828 - Feb. 1834
Rochester Public Library has Sept. 15, 1829 - Dec. 24, 1833; indexed

Brockport Recorder & Clarkson Advertiser
Published: 1828 - 1830
No known existing copies

Rochester Daily Advertiser & Telegraph
Published: Jan. 5, 1829 - April 3, 1830
Rochester Public Library has Jan. 5, 1829 - Feb. 1, 1829 and July 17, 1829 - Apr. 3, 1830; indexed

Rochester Gem and Ladies Amulet (weekly)
Published: 1829 - 1843
Rochester Public Library has a complete bound set; indexed

The Craftsman (weekly)
Published: Feb. 10, 1829 - Feb. 16, 1831
Rochester Public Library has complete bound set; not indexed

Brockport Free Press (weekly)
Published: Oct. 6, 1830 - June 20, 1832
Available on microfilm at Drake Library at State University of NY at Brockport.

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References:

  1. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, Feb. 11, 1911
  2. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, June 3, 1911
  3. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, May 13, 1911
  4. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, July 29, 1911
  5. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, Jan. 7, 1911
  6. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, March 11, 1911
  7. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, March 25, 1911
  8. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, April 1, 1911
  9. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, April 15, 1911
  10. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, April 22, 1911
  11. Records gleened from the Monroe Republican by Richard Halsey found in the Rush-Rhees Library of the University of Rochester
  12. Records gleened from the Rochester Telegraph by Richard Halsey found in the Rush-Rhees Library of the University of Rochester
  13. Records gleened from The Craftsman by Richard Halsey found in the Rochester Public Library
  14. Records gleened from the Brockport Free Press by Richard Halsey from microfilms at the Drake Library of State University of NY at Brockport.
  15. Records gleened from old newspapers by Richard Halsey that were found in the Library of the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

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