Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers
Jan. 1, 1838 - June. 30, 1838

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Vital records in New York State weren't recorded by the state until 1880. For early vital records you have to either find church records or hope that the event is recorded in the newspaper. For the time period of this page, there were these newspapers published in Rochester:

  1. Rochester Daily Advertiser was published from April 5, 1830 to Dec. 12, 1856. There are no known existing copies for the first half of 1838.
  2. Rochester Republican (weekly) was published Aug. 7, 1827 - Aug. 27, 1884. This was the weekly newspaper that was published by the same office as the Rochester Daily Advertiser so it has many of the same records. Rochester Public Library has a microfilm that has most of the issues for 1838.
  3. The Rochester Gem (semi-monthly) was published 1829 - 1843. The Rochester Public Library has an original bound volume for 1838.
  4. Rochester Daily Democrat was published from Jan. 1833 - 1870. There are no known existing copies Rochester Public Library has a microfilm that has most of the issues for the first half of 1838.
  5. Monroe Democrat (weekly) was published from Feb. 1834 to 1857. There are no known existing copies of this newspaper.

The records on this page are extracted as published in the newspaper. Small monthly calendars are included to help when a newspaper record states that an event happened "last week Thursday."

You may wonder about birth records. Except for a few rare birth notices, birth records were not published until the mid twentieth century.

Two abbreviations that appear frequently in these old records are; inst. and ult. Their meanings are inst. = instant, an old word meaning this month and ult. = ultimo meaning last month.

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Jan. 2, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

At the Methodist Episcopal Church, this morning, by the Rev. W. Hoag, Mr. Henry Harrison to Miss Mary Wilson.

At Carthage, on Wednesday evening, by the Rev. Wm. Mack, Mr. Wm. A. Foster, to Miss Roena, eldest daughter of Mr. Eben A. Wheelock.

On the 25th inst., by J. Fish, Esq., Mr. George Campbell, to Miss Eliza Parker, both of this city.

DIED.

In this city on the 27th inst. Mr. Nathan A. Hurburt, (formerly of Buffalo), aged 29.

 

Jan. 9, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Mr. Charles H. Noble, of Montezuma, to Miss Caroline, youngest daughter of Col. Reuben Leonard of this city.

In this city last evening, by the Rev. Geo. Sanderson, Mr. Edward Chase, to Miss Laura Hudson.

On the 2d inst. by the Rev. G. S. Boardman, Mr. Elisha Burlingame to Miss Electa Beardslee.

 

Jan. 16, 1838
Rochester Republican

DIED.

In this city yesterday morning, after a short but painful illness, Lorinda J., wife of Mr. Thomas J. Charlot, in the 27th year year of her age. She calmly but triumphantly entered the Jordan of death leaning on the bosom of her Savior.

 

Jan. 20, 1838, page 11
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In Lima, Liv. Co. N. Y., on the 16th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Barnard, Mr. Alvin Chamberlin, to Miss Charlotte, daughter of David Thompson, Esqr. all of the former place.

In this city on the 13th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Mack. Mr. T. S. Ripley, to Miss Jane E. Richmond.

 

Jan. 23, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Mack, Mr. T. S. Ripley to Miss Jane S. Richmond.

At Lima, Liv. co. on Tuesday Jan. 16, by the Rev. Mr. Bernard, Mr. Alvin Chamberlin to Miss Charlotte, daughter of David Thompson, Esq. of the same place.

DIED.

Yesterday at 12 o'clock, of typhus fever, Semantha, wife of H. L. Achilles, in the 29th year of her age.

During a protracted sickness of thirty-seven days she manifested unshaken reliance upon the promised protection of her Savior and for three weeks before her decease, a firm conviction that her sickness would be unto death. She departed in the hope of a glorious immortality.

In this city of apoplexy, on the 20th inst., Mrs. Emily, wife of L. B. King and daughter of Nathaniel Atherton, of Chesterfield, N. H., aged 35.

[Illegible], on the 1*th inst. Mr. William Palmer, formerly of Stonington, (Conn.) aged 78 years.

Connecticut papers are requested to copy this death.

 

Jan. 27, 1838, page 19
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

At Wheatland, on the 23d inst. by Caleb Allen, Esq. Mr. Chandler P. White, to Miss Laura Sampson.

At South Avon, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Pierpont, Mr. Jonas Weed, to Miss Caroline Maria Story, all of Avon.

 

Jan. 30, 1838
Rochester Republican

INFORMATION WANTED.

On James Morey, late of Brockport, in this state, who left there sometime in June last for Michigan, since then the advertiser has not heard from him, and as he has a daughter indented with said Morey, he feels great anxiety to know where a letter would reach him. Editors in Michigan would serve the cause of humanity by giving this advertisement an insertion. Said Morey is supposed to be near the Flint river. Any information respecting said James Morey, would be thankfully received by Benj. Atchinson.
Rochester, Jan. 21st, 1838.

DIED.

In this city, on the 24th inst. Typhus Fever, Persis C., daughter of Forris De Ayr Foster, aged 10 years and 8 months.

In this city, on the evening of the 23d instant, Mr. Benjamin F. Clark, in the 33d year of his age.

 

Feb. 6, 1838
Rochester Republican

DIED.

In this city, on Thursday evening, Feb. 1st, Alexander J. Burr, in the 28th year of his age.

In the demise of this excellent young man, his beloved wife has lost a devoted husband—his bereaved sisters a protractor—the Sabbath school cause an ardent advocate and laborer—the church of Christ a bright and shining light—and the world a friend.

On Tuesday 30th Jan. last, Mr. James P. Downing.

In Detroit, on the 18th ult., Royal P. Crouse, Esq., aged about 27 years.

Mr. Crouse formerly resided in this city, and was a highly respected and worthy man.

 

Feb. 13, 1838
Rochester Republican

DIED.

At Clyde, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, on 2d Feb. inst., of consumption, Mrs. Mary Ann Bush, wife of Roswel Bush, formerly of this city.

 

Feb. 20, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In East Clarkson, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. E. Hannibal, Mr. Isaac Brown of Sweden, to Miss Hannah O'Dell of Clarkson.

DIED.

On Friday, the 16th inst., Miss Mary M. Morton, daughter of Charles Morton, in the 15th year of age.

At Brighton Village, 3 miles east from Rochester, N. Y., on the 7th inst. with inflammation of the lungs. Ducinda, wife of Truman Downs, and daughter of Samuel Adair, Michigan, aged 36 years.

She died as doth the righteous. In her last hours she was calm and resigned; rejoicing in the smiles of her Redeemer, as she approached the Jordan of death, in the full assurance of a glorious immortality.

pointing hand Printers in Michigan will confer a favor by inserting the above.

 

Feb. 24, 1838, page 35
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

At at Scottsville, on the 31st ult., by Caleb Allen, esq., Mr. Fitch Thompson, to Miss Rosetta Smith, of Stafford, Genesee county.

In Seneca, on the 17th Jan., by the Rev. P. C. Hay, Mr. Joseph Morrow, of Phelps, to Miss Lucy Ann Bill, of the former place.

In Rome, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Spencer, Mr. A. G. Beebe, of Rochester, to Miss A. Maria Smith, of the former place.

At Pittsford, on the 2d inst., Mr. Edward C. Mitchel, to Miss Sarah Sheldon, both of Rochester.

In this city, on the 7th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Mack, Mr. J. F. Denison, to Miss Harriet J. Allen.

On the 24th ult., by the Rev. E. Tucker, Mr. James Chase, to Miss Electa P. Lee.

By the same, on the 17th instant, Mr. Jacob Miner, of Lancaster, to Miss Matilda Buckland, of Brighton.

On Saturday, Feb. 17th, by the Rev. Jonathan Lislie, Mr. E. T. Clark, of Orange county, to Miss P. Y. Haywood, of Mendon, Monroe county.

 

March 6, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Parma, on the 22d ult. by the Rev. Charles Bates, Samuel D. Webster, to Miss Louisa Clark.

In Greece, on the 22d ult. by the Rev. Mr. Furman, Mr. Joseph Dimmick, Jr. to Miss Electa Janes.

 

March 10, 1838, page 42
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In Greece, on the 22d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Firman, Mr. Joseph Dimmick, jr. to Miss Electa Janes.

At Pittsford, on the Evening of the 22d instant, by Loren Race, Esq., Mr. Joseph A. Cone, of this city, to Miss Sylvia A. Sutton, of Gates.

In South Avon, on the 19th instant, by the Rev. Hall Whiting, of Geneseo, Mr. Heman Burpee, to Miss Fanny Pearsons, both of South Avon.

In Parma, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Charles Bates, Samuel D. Webster, to Miss Louisa Clark.

In Caledonia, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Strang, Capt. Alexander Cameron, to Miss Mary Walker.

In the same town, on the 25th ult., by the Rev. A. Denoon, Lieut. Col. Alexander Gordon, to Miss Jenette Fraser.

 

March 13, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Friday the 9th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Marks, Mr. James McDougall, to Miss Elizabeth Herman, all of this city.

In Greece, on the 1st inst., by Rev. Mr. Clapp, Mr. W. W. Wilkeson to Miss Mary Fibbles, both of Brighton

On the 6th inst. by the Rev. Tryon Edwards, Mr. Thomas M. Patridge, of Brockport, merchant, to Miss Eliza S. Jack, of this city.

In Henrietta, on the first day of March inst., by A. Jones, Esq. of Rush, Mr. Norton Driver, of that town, to Miss Melissa D. Jackson, of Henrietta, daughter of Isaac Jackson.

DIED.

On Wednesday eveing last, Maria, the wife of James Mann of Charlotte.

In this city yesterday afternoon, Mr. Alonzo Britton, son of Mr. Jacob Britton, aged 24 years. His death was occasioned from the injuries he received the day previous, by the falling of a log, upon him, in the saw mill in which was engaged.

 

March 20, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Penfield on the 15th inst. by Rev. Mr. Hall, Mr. Harry Willson, merchant of Auburn, to Miss Charlotte Keyes, daughter of Elnathan Keyes, Esq. formerly of Burlington, Vermont.

DIED.

In Perrinton on the 7th inst. Mrs. Katherine, consort of Mr. Daniel McAlpin, in the 43d year of her age. She departed this life in lively prospect of that eternal life which God hath promised to those who obey him. Her funeral sermon was 1st Corinthians, 15-35, by Rev. J. Parker, of Rochester, 10th March.

'Tis finish'd! the conflict is past,

The haev'n-born spirit is fled;

Her wish is accomplish'd at last,

And now she's entomb'd with the dead.

The months of affliction are o'er,

The days and the nights of distress;

We see her in anguish no more—

She's gain'd her happy release.

No sickness, or sorrow, or pain,

Shall ever disquiet her now

For death to her spirit was gain;

Since Christ was her life when below.

Her soul has now taken its fight

To mansions of glory above,

To mingle with angels of light,

And dwell in the kingdom of love.

The victory now is obtain'd;

She's gone her dear Saviour to see;

Her wishes she fully has gain'd—

She's now where she long to be.

Then let us forbear to complain,

That she has now gone from our sight;

We soon shall behold her again,

With new and redoubled delight

At Newark, Ohio, on the 27th of February, after a long and severe illness, Mr. Daniel Schenck, in the 31st year of his age, formerly of this city.

On the 14th inst., of the croup, Henry Whitehouse, only son of Richard and Sarah L. Temple, aged four years, four months and fifteen days.

On the evening of the 15th inst. William Lee, one of the orphans at the Orphan Asylum, aged 4 years.

 

March 24, 1838, page 51
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In Greece, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Mr. Clapp, Mr. W. W. Wilkeson, to Miss Mary Tibbles, both of Brighton.

On Friday the 9th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Marks, Mr. James McDougall, to Miss Elizabeth Harman, all of this city.

In Penfield on the 15th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Hall, Mr. Harvey Wilson, Merchant of Auburn, to Miss Charlotte Keyes, daughter of Elnathan Keyes, esq. formerly of Burlington, Vt.

In Henrietta, on the 17th instant, by George Wright, esq., Mr. Taber Colvin, to Miss Betsy Demming.

 

March 27, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Rush, by the Rev. C. E. Furman, Mr. Isaac Lyon of Rochester, to Miss Sally Lawrence of the former place, on Thursday, 15th inst.

DIED.

On Saturday evening, the 24th instant, Edward Frelinghuysen, aged eighteen months, son of George Byington.

 

April 3, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city, 25th instant, by Rev. H. Roberts, Mr. Warren Pierce of Geneseo, to Miss Angeline Rowley of this city.

DIED.

In this city, on Sabbath evening, in the triumphs of faith, after a painful and protracted illness, which she bore with Christian patience and resignation, Miss Mary, daughter of William and Sarah Connell aged 21 years.

pointing hand The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, at the Methodist Church on the corner of Buffalo and Fitzhugh streets, to-morrow at half past 10 o'clock.

 

April 7, 1838, page 59
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on Sunday the 25th instant, by Reverend H. Roberts, Mr. Warren Pierce of Geneseo, to Miss Angeline Rowley of this city.

In Cleveland, Ohio, on the 28th ult., in St. John's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Crane, Me. Edwin L. Clark, to Miss Fidelia, daughter of Hezekiah Eldridge, Esq., both formerly of this city.

On the 28th ult. by N. Draper, Esq., Mr. Aden Densmore to Miss Tacey Wilsic both of Brighton.

In Rush, on 15th inst., by the Rev. C. E. Furman, Mr. Isaac Lyon of Rochester, to Mrs. Sally Lawrence of the former place,

 

April 10, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On the 29th ult. by N. Draper, Esq., Mr. Aden Densmore to Miss Tracy Wilsie both of Brighton.

DIED.

On the 2d inst. Edwin Dewey, in the 20th year of his age—of consumption.

Notice is hereby given; that, having given my son, Thomas Donkin, his time, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting him on my account, as I shall pay no debts of his contracting after this date.

Greece, April 3, 1838. — John Donkin.

 

April 17, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 11th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Tucker, Esqr., Joseph S. Chappell, to Miss Jane French, all of this city.

In Penfield, on the evening of the 12th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Hall, Mr. Hiram Andrews to Miss Polly Cummings.

In this city, on Wednesday evening, by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Henry Rew, to Miss Matilda Alling.

 

April 21, 1838, page 67
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

By the Rev. E. Tucker, Mr. Geo. T. Frost, to Miss Elizabeth Smith.

In Clarkson, on the 28th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Everetts, Mr. Aidin Gregory, to Miss Penelope Allen, all of that place.

On the 11th inst. by the Rev. E. Tucker, Captain Joseph L. Chappel, to Miss Jane French, all of this city.

On Wednesday evening, the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Henry A. Rew, to Miss Matilda Alling, both of this city.

In Lakeville, on the 20th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Roberts, Mr. John D. Rogers, to Miss Alphina Munson, both of South Avon.

In Littleville, on the 22d ult. by the Rev. H. B. Pierpont, Mr. Otis Moore, to Miss Caroline Knowls, all of Littleville.

 

April 24, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

Yesterday morning, by the Rev. E. Tucker, Mr. George T. Frost, Printer, to Miss Elizabeth Smith, both of this city.

In Pittsford, on the 12th inst., Mr. Christopher Passage to Miss Emeline Dimmick, both of this city.

In Kendall, on the 15th inst., by R. Barber, Esq., Mr. Alanson Millard, to Miss Manerva Garret, both of Kendall.

DIED.

In this city, on Wednesday evening, April 18, Gen. William Moore, aged 62, formerly of New London, Conn.

 

May 1, 1838
Rochester Republican

DIED.

In Bergen, Gen. co. on the 1*th inst., Henry Doolittle, in the 51st year of his age. He endured his illness qith Christian fortitude. He has left behind a wife and an only son to mourn and deplore the departure of an affectionate husband and father. From several years residence in this town he has won the esteem and confidence of all who knew him. In his dying hour he trusted in a just and holy God, leaving the assurance and satisfaction in his friends that he has has gone in a peaceful and happy home.

 

May 8, 1838
Rochester Republican

THE MURDER — Austin Squires, who shot his wife last Friday evening, was examined on Saturday. The Evidence against him was conclusive, that the woman being still alive, he could not be committed for murder; consequently he was committed for farther examination. If she dies, Squires will be finally committed for murder -- if she lives, he will be committed for assault and battery with intent to kill. The physicians give it as the their opinion that she cannot live.

This is certainly one of the most cold blooded and brutal murders ever known. It makes the heart sick to contemplate the total depravity—the tiger like feelings—that must have existed in the bosom of the murderer.

The facts according to the evidence at the examination are these: He went home about nine o'clock Friday evening, and found, his wife and the their t»o children, and his wife's sister, in his room. He sat down and conversed a few moments good naturedly. and then asked his wife if she would go into the country with him the next day. She replied that she would. He then observed that the clothes she had been washing that day, were hanging on the line the yard, and that he would go and help her bring them in. They went into the yard together. She commenced taking the clothes from the line, at the same time conversing freely and in good temper with her husband. He stood behind her and fired the pistol. The ball penetrated the body on the right side of the back bone, near the point of the shoulder blade, and lodged in the body.

There were several families living in the same house with Squires, who, alarmed by the noise of the pistol and the screams of Mrs. Squires, went into the yard and found her up on the ground, exclaiming in intense agony, "my husband has killed me."

The murderer had made his escape; but the alarm was immediately given throughout the city, and he was taken in less, than two hours Watchman Fish, as he was going into North street to wake one of the Constables, accidentally saw him, and with an intrepidity worthy of all praise, seized the villain and conducted him a part of the way to the Watchhouse before any one came to his assistance. Squires is an athletic fellow, and was armed with a pistol heavily loaded, and a large knife.

After the woman was carried into the house, her strong affection for the brutal husband, for a long time prevented her acknowledging that he was the perpetrator of the horrid deed. When questioned, she would exclaim in a tone and manner indicative of intense torture of body, and mind , "How can I tell you!!" She finally, after much persuasion, gave an account of the whole transaction.

We went, with several others, to see the unfortunate creature about 12 o'clock at night—probably two hours or more after she was shot. And such a scene we never wish to witness again. She lay upon the bed,&mhash;surrounded by friends,—with her babe nestling by her side. The other child was standing near by, innocently unconscious of the brutal crime of its father. The mother was wracked with the most excruciating pain. She prayed fervently to God for her husband's forgiveness, and implored her father and sisters to take care of the innocent children she was about to leave. She passed her hand gently, over their faces, and smoothed the ruffled hair upon their young brows, with all the touching tenderness of a fond mother.

It was a melting scene—such an one as we shall never again voluntarily witness.

 

May 15, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

At Nunda Valley, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Tylerson, Mr. Charles Danforth, of Rochester, to Miss Julia F. Ward, of Millford, Mass.

In this city, on the 7th inst., by the Rev. Bernard O'Reilly, Mr. P. O'Bryne, to Miss Jane Keef, both of this city.

In this city, on the 29th ult. by the Rev. B. O'Reilly, Mr. Augustus O'Bust, to Miss Rose Ann McKee, both of this city.

DIED.

On Saturday last, James henry, infant son of L. B. Swan, aged seven months months and 16 days.

At Fulton, Missouri, on the 19th of April, William W. Strong, of the pulmonary consumption, formerly of Ogden, N. Y. aged 24 years.

In this city on the 8th inst. Joseph Frost, a member of the Society of Friends, in the 69th year of his age.

On the 20th inst., at Waynesborough, Augusta Co., Va., Mrs. Frances S. Freeman wife of Rev. L. Freeman formerly of this city.

In this City, on the 29th ult., Seth Dwight aged 3 months and 8 days only son of Mr. Alpha Chapin.

 

May 19, 1838, page 84
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On the 15th inst., by Rev. P. Church, Mr. Cornelius Austin to Miss Mary Winters, both of this city.

On the 31st March, by Rev. C. Dewey, Seneca S. Spencer, to Caroline Loomis, all of this city.

On the 30th ult., by the Rev. C. E. Furman, Mr. Wm. Dryer, to Miss Phebe Ball, all of Victor.

At Nunda Valley, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Tylerson, Mr. Charles Danforth, of this city, to Miss Julia F. Ward, of Milford, Mass.

In Riga, on the 10th instant, by Rev. D. N. Merritt, Mr. Melzor Yurner, to Miss Julia Kelley, all Riga.

In Wheatland, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Bartlett, the Rev. Mr. Simonds, of Vermont, to Miss Eliza Peabody, of the former place.

In Alabama, Genesee county, N. Y,. on the 10th inst., by the Rev. R. Whiting of Elba, Mr. Russell Cheney, late of Thetford, Vt., to Miss Martha Forde, of Alab'a.

 

May 22, 1838
Rochester Republican

INFORMATION WANTED.

The subscriber sent 3 of his children in September last, with Nathaniel Saunders, (an Englishman with a family)—who was coming to Rochester, to reside in this vicinity, as he said, from the Long Son, Upper Canada. The oldest, Charles Bend, aged 23 and Mary Bend, aged 23, George Bend, aged 9 years. Any information where they are, will be thankfully received by:
William Bend; corner of St. Paul and Ely sts.

MARRIED.

In this city on the 15th inst. by the Rev. John Parker, Mr. Melancton Oviatt, to Miss Caroline E. Clark, both of this city.

DIED.

Yesterday morning, in her 90th year, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, mother of Mrs. Simon P. Allcott of this city. She was a native of Rochester, Mass.

In this city, on the 18th inst. of consumption, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Mr. Silas Ball, and daughter of Doct. Samuel Hamilton, aged 41 years.

 

May 29, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Thursday morning, 24th inst. at St. Paul's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. Thos. M. Watson, to Miss Delia Jane Bissell, all of this city.

In this city, on Monday, 21st inst., by Geo. Andrews, Esq., Doct. David McCracken, to Mrs. Maria A. Dannals, late widow of Capt. Israel Dannals, and daughter of Josiah Dwight of Ohio.

DIED.

At Hudson, on the 12th inst. Henry Edgar Whittlesey, of the firm of [illegible] Whittlesey, aged 26 years. {Son in law to Josiah Sheldon, Esq. of this city.] His body was removed from Hudson to Cattskill, and buried at the side of his mother. A large concourse of citizens from both places, attended his remains to the tomb. The death of this young man is so afflictive, and has produced such general gloom among all who knew him, that we think more than a passing notice necessary. Possessed of high business talents and with vigor and energy of character his ambition to excel made him forget that his constitution was slender, and illy ably to support his onward mind. Having established himself in business at this place, he purchased a dwelling and premises, and was married exactly eight months previous to his burial. His high moral worth and his ever gentlemanly conduct, called around him at that time, a large circle of rejoicing friends. Many were the prayers and prophecies that were spoken for his success and happiness; and surely no one could have started with higher hopes or surer prospects of obtaining both, than he did. His garden, his flowers, his merchandize and business, all spoke of his hopes and his ambition. — To him his family, the future seemed unclouded, till a week previous to his death.

Oh! what a change in one week. Soon after the first attack of his disease, he seemed conscious and almost certain that he must die. He called about him his family, & intimate friends and told them that he "was about to leave this World" and leave all—all that was near and dear, and all that his ambition had pursued; he felt that his constitution was naturally delicate, but he charged his sudden end to the strong devotion end unrestrained ambition with which he had pursued his business; but now he had given all up—"That he had endeavored to live in some degree to the acceptance of his Redeemer, as in Him was his Trust," He recommended his wife and only brother and sister, that were leaning o'er, him, to the same kind being, and bid them all look to him for consolation. As long as he remained conscious, he conversed in the strain of resignation. We stood by him at the last breath, and it passed away like a still spirit, without a struggle. But there was wailing and lamination there—that scene will never be effaced from our minds. Who can describe the overwhelmed grief of a young confiding wife, and a fond brother and sister so suddenly left desolate around the still beating body of one so ardently loved? — Hudson Republican,

 

June 2, 1838, page 92
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On the 28th instant, in Grace Church, by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. Frederick C. Wilson of the form of Frink & Wilson, to Miss Lucretia Howe, only daughter of the late Jacob Howe, all of this city.

In Monroe, Michigan, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. J. O'Brien, Mr. William Seely, of Rochester, N. Y., to Miss Catharine Monroe.

On Thursday morning, 24th instant at St. Paul's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. Thomas W. Watson, to Miss Delia Jane Bissell, all of this City.

At Greece, on the 9th instant, by Esq. Warner, Mr. John L. Hope, to Miss Margaret Caldwell, both of Rochester, and formerly of Scotland.

At Scottsville, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Doctor Hunter, Mr. H. H. Hulin, of Niles, Michigan, to Miss Mary Parks, of Scottsville.

At the Rapids, on the 7th instant, by S. A. Yerkes, Esq., Mr. Geo. Brown, of Rochester, to Miss Angeline Ostrum, formerly of Philadelphia.

By the same, and at the same place, on the 16th inst., Mr. Sylvanus H. Oaklery, of Gates, to Miss Hannah Brooks, of the same place.

DIED.

In this city, on the 18th inst. of consumption, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Mr. Silas Ball, and daughter of Doct. Samuel Hamilton, aged 41 years.

In Hamilton, Madison county, on the 11th instant, Mrs. Margaret Hemmenway, formerly of Brighton, on her 82d year.

At Honeoye Falls, on the 18th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston, aged 42 years.

At Darien, Genesee county, on the 13th instant. Mr. Henry Bartholf, aged 37 years.

At Warsaw, Genesee county, on the 20th inst., Mr. Samuel Munger, aged 63 years.

At Mount Morris, on the 16th inst. Gen. R. M. Curtiss, aged 41 years.

On the 14th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, of this city, in her 90th year.

At Wets Bloomfield, on the 10th instant, of Consumption, after a protracted and painful illness, Mr. R. A. Parmele, in the 29th year of his age.

 

June 5, 1838
Rochester Republican

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MAMMOTH ARENA AND CIRCUS COMPANY, by Messrs. Buckley, Rockwell, Hopkins & Co. — The proprietors of this establishment have the honor to announce to the inhabitants of Rochester and its vicinity that their Circus will be in front of the Market on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 25th, 26th and 27th of June, (for three days only) with their extensive and beautiful stud of Horses and Company of first rate Equestrian performers,

The scenes in the circus will present as assemblage of talent and manly activity unsurpassed by any other establishment. The Arena is fitted up with every comfort and convenience. In fact, the Managers flatter themselves that with their personal exertions, and succession of novelties they will produce, will constitute one of the most varied, animated Equestrian entertainments ever presented to an American public.

Doors open at 7, Performances to commence at 7½ in the evening.

MARRIED.

In Philadelphia on the 22d ult. by Rev. Mr. Furnam, Mr. Joseph Farley, of the firm of Farley & Hamilton of this city, to Miss Laura Porter, of Philadelphia.

On Wednesday at St Luke's Church, by Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, Dr. O. M. Clark, to Miss Jane E. Keith, all of this city.

In the town of Mendon on Thursday, 24th inst., by the Rev. H. Roberts, Mr. Rensen Vanderhoof to Miss Henrietta Hughes.

Monday morning, the 28th inst., in Grace Church, by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. Frederick C. Wilson of the form of Frink & Wilson, to Miss Lucretia W., only daughter of the late Jacob Howe, all of this city.

In Alabama, Genesee co., N. Y. on the 10th ult. by the Rev. R. Whiting of Elba, Mr. Russell Cheney, late of Thetford, Vt., to Miss Martha Fowler, of Alabama.

DIED.

Of consumption, in the town of Brighton on the 25th inst, Mr. Wm. Billighurst, aged 56 years.

Mr. B. was an early settler in this country, and had lived on the place where he died for 25 years; he was a good husband, a kind father, and a valuable neighbor, being possessed of a well-informed, a noble and generous mind. He has left a widow and ten children, together with many other warm hearted friends to mourn his loss. The burial took place on Sunday the 27th inst. at which time his remains were taken to the Presbyterian Church at Brighton village, and a sermon delivered on the occasion by the Rev. H. Roberts of the Universalist Church, to a large concourse of people, who assembled to pay the tribute of respect to their deceased friend and neighbor. — [Com.

 

June 12, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Gettysburg, (Pa.) on the 29th of May, by the Rev. Wm. Watson, Mr. E. A. Sage of this city, Miss Susan Williams of the former place, and formerly of this city.

DIED.

Yesterday morning, Col. Wm. H. Ward, aged 45 years, eldest son of Doct. Levi Ward Jr., of this city.

In this city on the 7th inst. Mr. Hiram C. Burley, aged 22 years.

 

June 16, 1838, page 100
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On Wednesday at St Luke's Church, by Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, Dr. O. M. Clark, to Miss Jane E. Keith, all of this city.

At the same time and place, by the Rev. Mr. Prevost, Mr. H. G. Wolcott of Canandaigua, to Mrs. Martha A. Sibley, daughter of Gen. A. Hubbard.

In Mendon on Thursday, 24th inst., by the Rev. H. Roberts, Mr. Remsen Vanderhoof to Miss Henrietta Hughes.

In this city, on the 29th instant, by Rev. John Parker, Mr. Hiram Davis, of Rochester, to Miss Harriet F. Wilson, of Brighton.

In West Bloomfield, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Segar, (principal of the Lima Seminary,) Mr. Joel B. Marsh of Marshell, Michigan, (formerly of Victor, Ontario county, N. Y.,) to Miss Eliza Ingersol, of the former place.

In Gettysburg, Pa., on the 29th of May, by the Rev. Mr. Watson, Mr. E. A. Sage of this city, Miss Susan Williams of the former place, late of this city.

On the 2nd instant, by the Rev. E. Tucker, Mr. Wm. Dutcher, of Saratoga co., to Miss Catharine Traves, of this city.

Yesterday morning in St. Luke's Church, by the Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, Mr. Carlos Cobb, Attorney at Law, to Miss Emeline, daughter of Joseph Field, Esq. all of this city.

On the 9th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Parker, Mr. Charles E. McCanty, to Miss Mary Darling, all of city.

In Chili, on the 10th instant by Caleb Allen, Esq., Mr. James Lewis, of Clarence, Erie co., to Miss Lucinda T. Franklin, of Chili.

On the 9th instant, by Ariel Wenthworth, Esqr., Mr. Thomas Kinsman, of Knowsville, to Mrs. Sarah L. Thompson, od Canandaigua.

 

 

June 19, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On the 11th inst., in St. Lukes Church, by the Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, Carlos Cobb, Attorney at Law, to Miss Emeline, daughter of Joseph Field, Esq. all of this city.

In this city of the 13th inst., Mr. John Moxon, in Miss Demarest, daughter of Mr. Hopper, all of Greece.

DIED.

At Cleveland, Ohio, on the 11th inst., Col. Robert Backus, formerly of this city, aged about 32.

 

June 26, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On the 18th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Mr. Daniel Wilder, of Singapore, Mich., to Miss Mary Eliza, daughter of the late Harvey Goodman of this city.

On Monday morning, June 18th by the Rev. Elisha Tucker, Wm. Carey Crane, of Georgia, to Miss Alceta F. Galushsa, daughter of Martin Galusha, Esq. of this city.

 

June 30, 1838, page 107
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On the morning of the 2d instant, by the Rev. E. Tucker, Mr. J. Henry Tucker, to Miss Jane A. Barker, daughter of of P. Barker, Esq. all of this city.

On Sunday evening, the 17th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Parker, Mr. Charles B. Felt, to Miss Margaret Marsh, all of this city.

On the 18th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Mr. Daniel S. Wilder, of Singapore, Mich., to Miss Mary Eliza, daughter of the late Harvy Goodman, Esq., of this city.

On the 18th by the Rev. Elisha Tucker, Wm. Carey Crane, of Georgia, to Miss Alcasta Flora Galushsa, daughter of Martin Galusha, Esq. of this city.

On the 17th inst., by C. D. Hagaman, Esq., Mr. Horatio P. Norton, to Miss Sariah A. Pearsall, all of Brighton.

In Riga, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. D. N. Merritt, Mr. Julius Adams, to Miss E. C. Sheldon, all of Riga.

 

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