Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers
July 1, 1838 - Dec. 31, 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. Rochester Public Library has a microfilm that begins on Dec. 1, 1838. Earlier issues on not exist.
  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 a bound volume for 1838.
  4. Rochester Daily Democrat was published from Jan. 1833 - 1870. Rochester Public Library has a microfilm that begins on Dec. 1, 1838. Earlier issues on not exist.
  5. Monroe Democrat (weekly) was published from Feb. 1834 to 1857. The only known issue is one from Dec. 11, 1838 that is on the microfilm for the Rochester Daily Democrat.

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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July 10, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Brockport, June 25th, by the Rev. Mr. Goodwin, Mr. M. O. Randall, to Miss Lucy Malvina, daughter of Giles Kingsbury, Esq., all of Brockport.

At Allegan, Michigan, by the Rev. L. Lyons, Mr. Elisha D. Ely to Miss Lydia B. Weare, all of Allegan.

On the 4th inst., at Henrietta, by the Rev. Mr. Parker, Mr. Isaac V. Mosher, of Gates, to Miss Sellina Bailiss, of Henrietta.

DIED.

Drowned in the Genesee River on the 4th inst., Jacob Osmun of Gates, aged 15 years, son of Israel Osmun.

Of boast now of to-morrow's sun,

Io shine upon these earthly toys;

Jehovah's voice—thy [illegible] run

Shall end youth's transitory joys.

 

July 14, 1838, page 113
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In Brockport, June 25th, by the Rev. Mr. Goodwin, Mr. M. O. Randall, to Miss Lucy Malvina, daughter of Giles Kingsbury, all of Brockport.

In Geneva, on the 3rd inst., by the Rev. P. C. Hay, William Janes, Esq., of Burlington city, Wisconsin, (formerly of Pittsford, Monroe co.,) to Miss Experience O. Warner, of the former place.

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At Allegan, Michigan, June 27th, by the Rev. L. Lyons, Mr. Elisha D. Ely to Miss Lydia B. Weaver, all of Allegan.

In Chittenango, on the 5th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Abell, Mr. Henry T. Hooker, of the firm of Hooker & Bunnell, of this city, to Miss Mary B. Cobb, of the former place.

In this city on the morning of the 18th instant, at the house of Mr. George A. Hollister, by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Professor Samuel N. Sweet and Miss Emeline McKee, daughter of Francis McKee, Esq. of Ottawa, Illinois.

 

July 24, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city, on the morning of the 18th instant, at the house of Mr. George A. Hollister, by the Rev. Mr. Bachus, Professor Samuel N. Sweet and Miss Emeline McKee, daughter of Francis McKee, Esq. of Ottawa, Illinois.

 

July 28, 1838, page 119
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On the morning of the 18th inst., by Rev. P. Church, Mr. James P. Bickford, of the form of Billings & Bickford, to Miss Julia E. Sherman. Also, by the same and at the same time Mr. Samuel M. Sherman, to Miss Zeruiah L. Bickford, all of this city.

On the 14th inst., by Rev. P. Church, Mr. George Green, of Michigan, to Miss Nancy McCain, of this city.

 

July 31, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city on the morning of the 24th, by the Rev. Orange Clark, Mr. John Lyman of Huron, Ohio, to Miss Magaret [sic.] S. Roach of this city

DIED.

In this city, on the 23d inst. of inflamation on the brains, Wm. James Cavan, aged 8 months and 23 days, only child of Mr. James Cavan.

In Port Byron, Cayuga co. on the 4th inst., of a protracted illness, Rev. L. J. Reynolds, recently Pastor of the Baptist Church in that village, in the 48th years of his age.

 

Aug. 7, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Mendon on the 2d instant, by the Rev. Mr. Stone, Mr. Geo. B. McBride, to Miss Eliza A. Burt, all of Mendon.

DIED.

In this city, on the 31st July, Gilbert Griffen, in the 67th year of his age.

Printers in Columbia co. N. Y., will please notice the above.

 

Aug. 11, 1838, page 129
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on the evening of the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. O'Reily, Mr. Edwards Jennings, to Miss Rosanna, eldest daughter of James O'Reilly, all of this city.

In Mendon, on Thursday, the 2d instant, by the Rev. Mr. Stone, Mr. George B. McBride, to Miss Eliza A. Burt, all of Mendon.

In Penfield, on the 7th instant, by Rev, H. R. Carpenter, Mr. William Shoger, to Miss Mary Leonard, all of Penfield.

In this city, on Thursday Morning, by the Rev. Mr. Parker, Mr. Henry Stanton, to Miss Susan Walker.

 

Aug. 14, 1838
Rochester Republican

DIED.

In Penfield, on the 8th inst., Mr. Hammond, a soldier of the Revolution.

In Pittsburgh, Pa. on the 30th of July, Mr. William Cochrane formerly of this city.

In this sudden bereavement, a loving wife and children, a widowed mother and mother-in-law, as well as numerous friends and acquaintances, are left to mourn [illegible] grave. He died in the prime of life aged 32 years.

The writer of this, a friend of his early days, cannot [illegible] than to tender to his afflicted relatives, his [illegible] and most sincere sympathy. — Com.

 

Aug. 21, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city on the 17th inst. by the Rev. W. Hoag, Mr. Wm. Graham Edmundson, of Whitchurch, Home District, U. C., to Miss Jane Fitzgerald, of Toronto, U. C.

 

Aug. 28, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Thursday morning, 23d inst., in St. John's Church, Canandaigua, by the Rev. Thomas Meachum, Mr. Wm. A. Remington, of Buffalo, to Miss Elizabeth S. Jacobs, daughter of N. Jacobs, M. D., of the former place.

DIED.

In this city August 20th, Montgomery, son of Abner Pratt, Esq. in his 7th year.

In this city yesterday, Aug. 26th, Aurora, youngest daughter of A. Pratt, Esq.

In this city on the 22d inst., Mr. Lewis C. Cook aged 69 years.

In this city at the residence of Dr. Hawks, on the 22d instant, Miss Caroline E. Lathrop, eldest daughter and child of Rev. L. E. Lathrop of Auburn.

In the city of Rochester, on the 19th inst. Mrs. Agnes O'Maley, consort of the late Patrick O'Maley, aged 32 years. It is truly said "in the midst of life we are in death." In the brief space of two years their afflicted relatives have sustained the irreparable loss of Mr. O'Maley's mother, himself and wife, leaving behind five helpless orphan children, as well as their numerous friends and acquaintances to mourn over their untimely grave. Her funeral look place on Sunday afternoon, on which occasion more than one hundred carriages were present, with friends and relatives to pay the last sad office to the deceased. The only consolation the writer of this can afford, is that they all died in the full belief of a better world, through the merits of the Redeemer. May they rest in peace. — [Communicated.]

At Mendon, August 17, Mrs. Susan, wife of E. P. Fanning, aged 33 years.

Drowned, on the evening of the 23d inst., in the 30th year of his age, John Saxonlong, a resident of this city. [Editor's note: This probably should read "John Saxton, long a resident of this city."]

He went out late in the evening to bathe, but as he did not return, diligent search was the next day made, when his lifeless body was found in deep water below the aqueduct.

Though the deceased occupied an humble station in life, yet the good qualities of his head and heart had endeared him to all his acquaintance. By habitual temperance and industry, he had accumulated a little property, with which he was ever ready to assist those, that needed his aid; and there are many that still repeat with feelings of gratitude, the many little acts of kindness that they received at his hands. — Com.

INFORMATION WANTED. — Abraham Shadduck, aged 67 years, middling size, dark hair (turning grey,) and dressed in brown clothes of the quality form, left Williamson, Wayne Co. N. Y., about the middle of June last for Michigan, and has not been heard of by his relatives since his arrival in Rochester. He was last seen walking from a public house in the city, in which he had been stopping a few hours. For some time in the past, he had exhibited evidence of partial derangement, and serious apprehensions are entertained for his fate. Any information concerning him will be gratefully received by the subscriber.
George Gazley; Pultneyville, August, 1838.

 

Sept. 4, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

At Friend's Meeting House in Ledyard, Cayuga county, on the 23d inst., John J. Thomas of Macedon, Wayne county, to Mary S. Howland, daughter of Humphrey Howland, Esq. of the former place.

DIED.

Suddenly last evening, Mr. Elizabeth Henry, wife of Doctor D. Henry.

 

Sept. 11, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Thursday, Sept. 5th, in this city, by the Rev. D. N. Merritt, Mr. Ephraim Gates, of Riga, to Miss Sarah Scoby, of this city.

DIED.

In Greece, on the first inst. Mr. William Loudon, aged 42 years.

In this city on the evening of the 3d instant, Jane Ann, wife of Simeon P. Alcott, aged 47.

 

Sept. 18 1838
Rochester Republican

UNPRECEDENTED EXHIBITION.
In Front of the New Market, in Rochester, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 24, 25 and 26 of September, Inst.
exhibition

THE GIGANTIC GIRAFFE, or Camelopard, the GENSBOK, or Ibex of the Egyptians, the BONTIBOK, or Euchlion-Gazelle, also the SYRIAN Goat from Mount Lebanon; neither of which were ever before brought to the continent of American and but rarely seen in any part of the civilized world. Hours, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission 25 cents, Children half price.

In an adjoining Pavilion, Mr. S. K. G. NIELIS—who was born without arms, will exhibit the astonishing feats he is enabled to perform with his toes. Admission 12½ cts. Entrance from the Giraffe Pavilion.

 

Sept. 25, 1838
Rochester Republican

DIED.

In Saline, on Saturday, 8th instant, Mr. William Stone, aged 30 years, formerly of Rochester, N. Y., and son of Enos Stone of that city.

A painful duty has been allotted to us, to record the death of one in the prime of life, and surrounded by all that renders life endearing. With Mr. Stone we were intimately acquainted. We have known him long and well as the firm friend, and trusty confidant,—as the affectionate son, and kind brother,—as the man of honor and of high moral worth. He was a son of the early, settlers of the city of Rochester, and moved into Michigan some few years since. He turned his attention to agricultural employments and by his industry and perseverance became possessed of a very, handsome estate. His many amiable qualities secured for him the respect and esteem of his numerous acquaintances and friends, who sincerely and deeply sympathise with his venerable and afflicted, parent. He died in the bright promise of youth, with buoyant hopes and brilliant prospects thick around him. He met his fate like a man and a christian, though far from family and kindred.

He has gone, we hope, to a better world; and a recollection of human weakness will pardon the manly tear which fell at his grave in sorrow at his loss, and in pity for his stricken relatives.

 

Oct. 2, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Geneva, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. P. C. Hay, J. J. Mattison, Esq., Editor of the Ithica Journal, to Miss Jennette Welsh Bradt, of Geneva.

On the 27th ult. by the Rev. G. S. Boardman, Mr. William F. Sterret to Miss Mary McCuen.

On the 25th ult. by the same, Mr. J. M. Furgeson, to Miss Alvira Crandall.

By the same, on the 26th ult., Mr. David Law of Salem, Washington county, to Miss Annie Potter.

 

Sept. 8, 1838, page 148
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, Mr. Amaziah Whitney, of Rochester, to Miss Margaret S. Taylor, of this city.

In West Henrietta, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. William A. Fetter, Mr. Stephen Warren, to Miss Susan Smith, all of Rush.

At Hudson, on the 30th ult. by the Rev. J. Waterbury, Mr. Hervey Warren, of this city, to Miss Cataline S. Jessup, of Schodack Landing.

In Clarkson, Monroe county, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Everets, Mr. Geo. Roberts, jr. of Fowlerville, Liv. co., to Miss Wealthy Shipman, of the former place.

On the 23d inst., in St. John's Church, Canandaigua, by the Rev. Thomas Meacham, Mr. Wm. A. Remington, of Buffalo, to Miss Elizabeth S. Jacobs, daughter of N. Jacobs, M. D., of the former place.

On the 5th instant, by the Rev. D. N. Merritt, Mr. Ephraim Gates, of Riga, to Miss Sarah Scoby, of this city.

On Wednesday, the 5th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Prevost, Mr. Charles Coy, to Miss Eliza J. Sibley, daughter of James Sibley, all of Canandaigua.

In Ogden, on the 3rd instant, by Rev. C. P. Wing, Mr. Isaac Metcalf, from Lincolnshire, England, to Miss Catharine Trawgott, from Prussia.

In Batavia, on the 28th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Gillett, Mr. Benj. T. Hunt, of Brooklyn, Long Island, to Miss Eliza Bergen, of this place, daughter of John T. Bergen, Esq.

On the 22d ult., by C. M. Russell, Esq., Alonzo Shattock, to Miss Hannah M. Porter, both of Gainesville, Genesee county.

By the same, on the 26th ult., Mr. Charles Spalding to Miss Maria Warren, both of Darien.

In Troy, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, Mr. Amaziah Whitney, of Rochester, to Miss Margaret S. Taylor, of Troy.

In this city, on the 10th inst., by J. B. Clarke, Esq., Mr. Cornelius Cole, to Miss Elizabeth T. Wing.

At the same time, Mr. John Bangs, to Miss Mary Cole, all of this city.

In this city, on the 10th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Mack, Mr. William Tuttle, of Michigan, to Miss Margarett Henry, of this city.

In this city, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Church, Mr. Oliver F. Sweetland, to Miss Jane E. Williams, all of this city.

In this city, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Boardman, Mr. James Woodman, to Miss Mary Davis, all of this city.

In this city, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, Mr. Thomas Hanvey, to Miss Dophna Almira, eldest daughter of Benjamin M. Smith, Esq., all of this city.

In Bethany, on the 3rd inst., by Rev. H. K. Stimson, Hon. Artemas Herrick, of Mayville, Chautaugua co., to Miss Polly Olney, of the former place.

On the 10th. inst., by the Rev. G. Abeel, Mr. Daniel Owen, of Skaneateles, to Miss Margaretta Bogert, of this village.

In Canandaigua, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Mr. Perry, Mr. Henry Taylor, of Rushville, to Miss Ann Davison, of Canandaigua.

 

Sept. 22, 1838, page 155
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. P. Church. Mr. Andrew Harvie, to Miss Martha Jackson.

In Albion, by Rev. Mr. Copeland, of Lockport, Mr. William J. Kent, to Miss Minerva Porter.

In Geneva, on the 10th. inst., by the Rev. G. Abeel, Mr. Daniel Owen, of Skaneateles, to Miss Margaretta Bogart, of this village.

 

Oct. 6, 1838, page 164
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 19th inst., Mr. George Stoats, to Miss Mary Goff, all of this city.

In Geneva, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. P. C. Hay, J. J. Mattison, Esq., Editor of the Ithaca Journal, to Miss Jennette Welch Bradt, of Geneva.

On the 16th inst., by the Rev, J. Scott, George W. Scott, George W, Johnson, to Miss Maria L. Belnap, all of East Mendon.

On the 24th inst., by the Rev. E. Hebard, Lt. H. C. N. Hemenway, to Miss Harriet J. C. Cole, all of Geneva.

In Sparta, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. E. H. Walker, Mr. Andrew J. McNair, to Miss Hannah Whiting, all of Sparta.

In Westfield, Chautauque county, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Huse, Mr. Horace Hollister, of Warsaw, to Miss Eleanor Caroline, daughter of the Hon. Samuel McWhorter, of the former place.

 

Oct. 9, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Geneva, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. P. C. Hay, J. J. Mattison, Esq., Editor of the Ithica Journal, to Miss Jennette Welsh Bradt, of Geneva.

On the 27th ult. by the Rev. G. S. Boardman, Mr. William F. Sterret to Miss Mary McCuen.

On the 25th ult. by the same, Mr. J. M. Furgeson, to Miss Alvira Crandall.

By the same, on the 26th ult., Mr. David Law of Salem, Washington county, to Miss Annie Potter.

On the 3d instant, by T. B. Abell, Mr. C. B. Gifford, to Miss H. Flint, all of this city.

On Tuesday the 2d inst., by the Rev. Elisha Tucker, Mr. J. Cosleman, Miss Elizabeth Taylor.

 

Oct. 16, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, by Rev. Pharcellus Church, Mr. William H. Thomas to Miss Nancy M. Allen, all of this city.

At Albion, on the 8th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Keep, Asa Howard of Oakland to T. T. Parker of Barre.

In this city, on the morning of the 13th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Mr. David E. Douglas to Miss Jutiet F. Strong, both of Syracuse.

DIED.

In Brighton, on Monday the eighth instant, after a short, but severe illness, Miss Julia Ann, daughter of Samuel Benjamin, in the 21st year of his age.

In Rochester, on the 10th instant, of scarlet fever, Robert Henry, infant son of James H. and Martha D. Watts, aged 13 days.

In this city on Saturday last, suddenly of an appopletic fit, Mr. Seth Pierce, of the town of Penfield, aged about 50 years.

 

Oct. 20, 1838, page 169
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On the 8th instant, by the Rev. Tryon Edwards, John C. Chumasero, Esq. Attorney at Law, and Miss Emily R. Tryon, of this city.

On the 9th inst.,, by Rev. Mr. Church, Mr. William H. Thomas to Miss Nancy M. Allen, all of this city.

At Albion, on the 8th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Keep, Asa Howard of Oakland to Miss T. T. Parker of Barre.

This morning, Oct. 10th, in St. Luke's Church, by the Rev. Dr. Bruce, Mr. I. B. Van Every, to Miss Martha Caldwell.

On the 10th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Church, Mr. John Brown, to Miss Esther Stafford.

On the third instant, by the Rev. Mr. Dodge, Mr. E. B. Collins, (firm of Ireland & Collins,) to Miss Emily Egleston, all of this city.

On the 1st inst. by Rev. Mr. Church, Mr. Elisha B. Williams to Miss Emily Clute, both of this city.

On the 3rd inst., by Rev. T. P. Abell, Mr. C. B. Gifford, and Miss H. Flint, all of this city.

In Brighton, on the 26th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Hall, Mr. Hagerman, to Miss L. B. Cobb, all of Brighton.

On the 25th instant, by the Rev. G. S. Boardman, Mr. J. M. Ferguson, to Miss Alvira Crandall.

By the same on the 26th instant, Mr. David Law, of Salem, Wash. co., to Miss Annie Potter.

By the same on the 27th instant, Mr. William F. Sterret, to Miss Mary McCuen.

In Brighton, on the 25th ult., by the Rev. A. G. Hall, Capt. H. S. Hagaman, and Miss Lucina B. Cobb.

 

Oct. 20, 1838, page 171
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Mack, Mr. James Paige, to Mrs. Sarah M. Sprung, all of this city.

At Henrietta, on the 18th inst, by the Rev. E. Wheeler, Mr. James Crozier, to Miss Agnes Montgomery, all of this city.

By the Rev. Mr. Boardman, on the 18th instant, Mr. Peter Mestin to Miss Esther B. Curtis.

In Brighton, on the 16th instant, by Rev. Mr. Richardson, Mr. William N. Shephard, of Pittsford, to Miss Mary E. Barnes, of the former place.

In Penfield, on the 7th ult., by Daniel Fuller, Jr. Esq., Mr. Franklin Smith, to Miss Phebe Gillet, all of Penfield.

On the 14th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Orrin Morse, to Miss Charlotte Wright, both of this city.

 

Oct. 23, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

Married in Albion, on the 18th inst. by the Rev. J. Keeps, Mr. Daniel Richards, of Ridgeway to Miss Lavinia L. Hall, of the former place.

At Henrietta, on the 18th inst, by the Rev. E. Wheeler, Mr. James Crozier, to Miss Agnes Montgomery, both of this city.

By the Rev. G. S. Boardman, on the 18th inst., Mr. Peter Mestin to Miss Esther B. Curtis.

In Portage, N. Y., on the 11th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Carter, Mr. L. G. Bellany, of Indiana, to Miss Caroline H. Howard, of the former place.

DIED.

In this city, on the 11th inst., Mr. James Caldwell, formerly of New Boston, New Hampshire.

Last evening at 6 o'clock, Charles Northrop, son of N. Northrop of this city aged 5 years.

INFORMATION WANTED, and Advice to the Public. – Runaway from the village of West Henrietta, on the 17th Instant, between the hours of 10 and 12 at night, with their bag and baggage, Thomas Jones, formerly from Pittsford, Monroe county, and Benjamin Warren, from the town of Rush. The said Jones is about twenty years of age, five feet ten inches in height, slim and light complexion. The said Warren walks with a crutch, in consequence of one leg, being shorter than the other, and about twenty three years of age. The above named persons are journeymen shoemakers, and have worked in this place for some time; they are middling well dressed, and are supposed to have some money, as they got in debt and ranaway to pay the same.

We, the undersigned, warn the public against trusting the above persons, or placing any confidence in their word. If any person will inform the subscribers where the above named persons are, they will confer a favor to us.

B. Wheeler, — — Samuel Gardiner,

William Ryno, — — Justin Williams,

Franklin Hendrick, — — C. Chapman, P. M.

Printers who will notice the above, will confer a favor on the public.

 

Oct. 30, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Wednesday the 17th inst. by Rev. H. W. Lee, Mr. Chester Clark to Miss Lucretia, eldest daughter of Deacon Chester E. Rice, all of Marion, Wayne County N. Y.

In Wheatland, on the 22d inst. by Rev. Silas Pratt, Mr. Harrison Cox to Miss Jennett A. Durand, all of Wheatland.

In this city, on the evening of the 25th, by Rev. W. H. Goodwin, Mr. L. C. Colt, Jun. to Miss Harriet A. Graves, daughter of Mr. William Graves.

 

Nov. 3, 1838, page 178
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In Salem, Washington Co., on the 17th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Lambert, Mr. Hiram Viele, of Rochester, to Miss Abby M. McFarland, of the former place.

On the 3th ult. [Editor's note: This should probably be "30th"], by the Rev. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garret Price, of Livonia, to Mary Ann Kellogg, of Geneseo.

At Sharon, Conn. on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Bradly Sillick, Mr. Nathan B. Hebard of this city, to Miss Hannah, only daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Soule, of the former place.

In this city, on the 8th instant, Mr. Sandy Brown, to Miss Betsy Baker, all of this city.

By Elder Isaac C. Goff, on the 4th instant, Joseph Howe of Greece, to Ema Bartlett of this city.

On the 1st instant, by the Rev. G. R. Shumway, Henry Jessup, Jr. of Walworth, to Miss Mary, daughter of David Warren, of Macedon.

 

Nov. 3, 1838, page 180
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 25th, by Rev. Wm. H. Goodwin, Mr. L. C. Colt to Miss Harriet A. Graves, daughter of William Graves.

At Owego, Tioga county, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Bailey, Wm. H. C. Hosmer, Esq. of Avon, to Miss Stella Z. Avery, daughter of the late J. H. Avery, Esq. of the former place.

In this city, on Monday morning, the 29th instant by the Rev. Geo. Beecher, Dr. Berkley Gillett, of Springfield, Ohio, to Miss Sophia W. Amsden, of Rochester.

On the 30th inst., by the Rev. Geo. Boardman, Mr. Elias Weed, to Miss Fanny Elizabeth Hatch, all of this city.

In Wheatland, by the Rev. Silas Pratt, on the 22d instant, Mr. Harrison Cox, to Miss Jennett A. Durand, all of the above place.

At Pittsfield, Mass., on the 24th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Brinsmade, William W. Mumford, Esq. of Rochester, to Miss Mary M. daughter of Josiah Bissell, Esq. of the former place.

On the 7th inst., by Elder Isaac Goff, Mr. Robert Hues, to Miss Lydia Brown.

On the 25th instant, by the same, Mr. John Beals, to Mrs. Lydia Latte, both of Greece.

By the same, on the same day, Mr. John Boston, to Miss Lovira Darcy, both of this city.

In Troy, on the 22d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Beman, Mr. William J. Armitage of Rochester, to Miss Elsey Ann Van Derlip of that city.

In Scottsville, on the 29th ult., by C. Allen, Esq., Mr. William Hawkherst, of Orange county, to Miss Elizabeth Dean, of the former place.

 

Nov. 6, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city, yesterday morning, by the Rev. Mr. Boardman, Mr. Elias Weed, to Miss Fanny E. Hatch.

In this city, on Monday morning, the 29th inst. by the Rev. G. Beecher, Doct. B. Gillett, of Springfield, Ohio, to Miss Sophia W. Amsden, of Rochester.

 

Nov. 13, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Salem, Washington Co., on the 17th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Lambert, Mr. Hiram Viele, of Rochester, to Miss Abby M. McFarland, of the former place.

On the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garret Price, of Livonia, to Mary Ann Kellogg, of Geneseo.

DIED.

On Sunday evening, the 4th inst., Harriet L., only daughter of Hamblin and Lydia Stilwell, aged seven years one month and twenty six days.

Suddenly, of Scarlet fever, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Maria H., wife Mr. George G. Root, of New York, aged nineteen years.

In Rochester, on the 7th of Nov. of consumption, Mrs. Susannah P., wife of Schuyler Moses, in the 26 year of her age.

Mrs. Moses was an amiable woman, beloved and esteemed by all who knew her; she died in full assurance that she should live again in a purer and better world. Funeral to-day at 2 o'clock P.M., at the Universalist Church on Court street. Friends and neighbors are respectfully invited to attend.

In this city, at 3 o'clock this morning, of scarlet fever, Emily J., youngest daughter of E. N. Buell, aged 6 years.

At Mount Clemens, Michigan, on the 19th ult., Elizabeth E., wife of Mr. Isaac V. Matthews, and daughter of the Rev. John F. Bliss of the state of New York, aged 23 years.

At the National Hotel, in Detroit, on the 28th ult., Mr. L. Legrand Morse, aged 33 years. Mr. Morse was for several years publisher of the Ontario Messenger, at Canandaigua, and subsequently was, for a short period, one of the proprietors of the Daily Free Press at Detroit. He had from delicate health, taken up his residence at St. Augustine, Florida, for some time before his decease, which occurred on a visit to his last scene of business.

Judge Bates. — The death of David S. Bates cannot be passed by us without the brief remark that he was one of those persevering pioneers and intelligent Engineers to who this State is largely indebted on the score of good will. Among the early settlers of Western New york, Judge Bates was well and favorably known; and who is there, familiar with the glorious history of our Internal Improvements, that can forget his services in the ranks of that excellent Corps of Engineers by whom the Canals of New york were constructed.

Estimable in all the relations of life, Judge Bates departed amid the regard of a large circle of acquaintance. He expired near Rochester, on the 3d of November instant, in the 63d year of his age.

 

Nov. 17, 1838, page 188
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On Wednesday morning, 14th instant, at St. Luke's Church, by Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, Mr. John C. Ackley, to Miss Mary Jane, daughter of Ephrain Moore, Esq. all of this city.

On the evening of the 15th instant, by the Rev. Geo. Beecher, Mr. Horace R. Fletcher, to Miss Olive J. Hunt, all of this city.

In Penfield, on the 15th inst., by Elder P. Kelsey, Mr. Ezra Franklin Howes, of Brighton, to Miss Mary Jane Robb, of the former place.

In Salem, Washington Co., on the 17th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Lambert, Mr. Hiram Viele, of Rochester, to Miss Abby M. McFarland, of the former place.

On the 3th ult. [Editor's note: This should probably be "30th"], by the Rev. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garret Price, of Livonia, to Mary Ann Kellogg, of Geneseo.

At Sharon, Conn. on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Bradly Sillick, Mr. Nathan B. Hebard of this city, to Miss Hannah, only daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Soule, of the former place.

In this city, on the 8th instant, Mr. Sandy Brown, to Miss Betsy Baker, all of this city.

By Elder Isaac C. Goff, on the 4th instant, Joseph Howe of Greece, to Ema Bartlett of this city.

On the 1st instant, by the Rev. G. R. Shumway, Henry Jessup, Jr. of Walworth, to Miss Mary, daughter of David Warren, of Macedon.

In Victor, on the 24th ultimo, Mr. Samuel R. Bacon, to Miss Almira L. Gilbert, eldest daughter of deacon O. Gilbert, of Lima, N. Y.

In Lima, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. J. Barnard, jr., Mr. E, Birchard Warner, to Miss Francis S. Clark.

In this city on the 21st instant, by the Rev. Mr. Abel, Mr. John Rees, to Miss Alma Harris, all of this city.

 

Nov. 20, 1838
Rochester Republican

NOTICE.

The Monroe County Anti-Slavery Society will hold their next monthly meeting at the village of Pittsford, on Tuesday the 27th of November, 1838, at 11 o'clock, A.M. Delegates from the town societies and friend to the cause generally are requested to attend without fail. W. W. Reid, Rec. Secy.

MARRIED.

In Penfield, on the 15th inst., by Elder P. Kelsey, Mr. Ezra Franklin Howes, of Brighton, to Miss Mary Jane Robb, of the former place.

 

Nov. 27, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In this city on the 21st inst., by the Rev. Mr. Abel, Mr. John Rees, to Miss Alma Harris, all of this city.

In Livonia, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Hough, Mr. William F. Woodard, of Warsaw, to Miss Charlotte Gibbs, of the former place.

In Leicester, on the evening of the 15th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Atwater, Mr. Andrew V. Van Patten, of Syracuse, to Mrs. Elizabeth Clute of the former place.

DIED.

At Berrien, Michigan, on the 6th inst., of the prevailing fever of that country, after a protracted illness of ten weeks, Doct. Eli Hill, for many years a resident of Geneseo, aged 62.

 

Dec. 1, 1838
Rochester Daily Advertiser

MARRIED.

On the 22d ult., in Trinity Church, Fredonia, by the Rev. Mr. Smith, Decius Wadsworth, Esq., late of the city of New York, to Miss Susan Sedgwick, of Rochester.

DIED.

In this city, on the 29th inst., Caroline, daughter of Mrs. Rhoda Ann Bull, and of the late Alonzo Bull, of Batavia aged 7 years and 6 months.

In Albany, on the 27th ult., Mr. Hector H. Crane, in the 44th year of his age. Mr. Crane was extensively known as the keeper of the Eagle Tavern at Rochester, and as the successor of the late Mr. Cruttenden in the Eagle in Albany. He has been languishing for several years with a pulmonary affection. He was a man respected by all who knew him, and has left an interesting and affectionate family overwhelmed in affliction. — Alb. Eve. Jour.

 

Dec. 1, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Thomas Parsons to Miss Julia, eldest daughter of Mr. Richard Gorsline, all of this city.

 

Dec. 3, 1838
Rochester Daily Advertiser

MARRIED.

On the 28th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Thomas Parsons to Miss Julia, eldest daughter of Mr. R. Gorsline, all of this city.

 

Dec. 3, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

Drowned. — An interesting boy, of the name of Alvin Burtiss, 12 years of age, was drowned on Saturday, by skating into an air hole in the river. His lifeless body was soon aftr recovered, by his distracted father.

 

Dec. 4, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On the 28th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Thomas Parsons to Miss Julia, eldest daughter of Mr. R. Gorsline, all of this city.

In this city, Nov. 26, by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. James Johnson of Hoosic, Rensselaer county, to Miss Helen Fredericks of this city.

On the 22d ult., in Trinity Church, Fredonia, by the Rev. Mr. Smith, Decius Wadsworth, Esq., late of the city of New York, to Miss Susan Sedgwick, of Rochester.

DIED.

In this city, on the 29th inst., Caroline, daughter of Mrs. Rhoda Ann Bull, and the late Alonzo Bull, of Batavia, aged 7 years and 6 months.

In Albany, on the 27th ult., Mr. Hector H. Crane, in the 44th year of his age. Mr. Crane was extensively known as the keeper of the Eagle Tavern at Rochester, and as the successor of the late Mr. Cruttenden in the Eagle in Albany. He has been languishing for several years with pulmonary affection. He was a man respected by all who knew him, and has left an interesting family overwhelmed in a affliction. — Alb. Eve. Jour.

On Tuesday morning, 27th inst., Susan, daughter of Wm. Wheeler.

The friends of the family, are requested to attend the funeral at his house on State street, at ten o'clock this morning.

In Mendon, N. Y. Nov. 23, Mr. Joel Gillet aged 74 years.

Mr. Gillet was an examplary Christian, a useful citizen, and a faithful patriot. He removed a few years since from Columbia County, to this county, where he has endeared himself to a numerous circle of acquaintances. He died resigned to the will of God, in the full assurance of hope of a better resurrection. — [Communicated.]

 

Dec. 6, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

INFORMATION IS WANTED of Daniel J. Murray, who left the vicinity of the river St. Lawrence, in Canada, about the first of May last for N. York city, having in his possession about $1800 in cash. He left in poor health, a cripple and obliged to use two crutches, and has not been heard from since. t is apprehended that he has died with his disease, or has been murdered. He is French decent, middling size, and about 32 years old. Information is wanted where he is if living, and if dead, where he died, and what has become of his money. If dead, a liberal remuneration will be given for the return of his money o the office of the Rochester Daily Democrat, or to Sanford Emery, North Byron, N. Y.

The Albany Journal and the New York American will copy the above conspicuously to the amount of $1 each, and charge this office.

 

Dec. 11, 1838
Monroe Democrat

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Thomas Parsons to Miss Julia Gorsline, all of this city.

In Barre, on the 29th ult., by Ira Clark, Esq., Mr. John W. Ames to Miss Phebe Ann Ketchum, both of Barre.

In Palmyra, on the 1st inst., by I. E. Beecher, Esq., Mr. Abram Vandine, to Miss Loretta Tinny, both of that place.

DIED.

On the 7th inst., Mary, eldest daughter of Willis and Amelia A. Kempshall.

Funeral to take place on Sunday morning, at the new Methodist Church, at the usual hour of service.

Relations and friends are invited to attend.

On the 6th inst., of consumption, Sarah, wife of Hiram Banker, of this city, aged 27 years.

The friends and relatives of the family are requested to attend her funeral this (Saturday) morning, at ten o'clock from the Second Baptist Church.

At Berrien, Michigan, on the 6th ult., of the prevailing fever of that country, Dr. Eli Hill, aged 56 years.

He resided for many years at Geneseo, in Livingston county, and practised Physic in that county, and the western part of Ontario. The success of his practice gave him the reputation of a skilful Physician, and he was universally esteemed for his generosity and kindness. His death is deeply deplored by his family and numerous friends. — [Com.

 

Dec. 11, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On the 28th ult., at Walworth, by the Rev. Daniel Lyons, Mr. G. H. Cozens, of this city, to Miss Maria Blackman. of Walworth.

DIED.

On the 6th instant, of consumption, Sarah, wife of Hiram Banker, of this city, aged 27 years.

At Lake View, on the east bank of the Genesee, near the mouth of the river, on the morning of the 7th inst., Joseph Frazer, Esq. aged 75, formerly from Belfast, Ireland. Mr, Frazer came to this country at the close of the war, and resided for some years in the city of New York. He emigrated to this city about 16 years since, and subsequently removed to his farm at the mouth of the river where he has since resided until his death. — He was a member of the Episcopal Church, and a worthy citizen.

 

Dec. 12, 1838
Rochester Daily Advertiser

MARRIED.

On Saturday, the 8th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Boardman, Mr. Daniel D. Lynch, to Miss Margaret Bowker, all of this city.

On the morning of the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Mr. Charles H. Briggs to Miss Frances M. Fox, both of this city.

 

Dec. 14, 1838
Rochester Daily Advertiser

DIED.

In this city on the 7th inst., John Emory, only son of Aaron J. and Eleanor Williams—aged 2 years and 3 months.

 

Dec. 15, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

MARRIED.

In this city, on Thursday evening, Dec. 13th, by J. B. Clark, Mr. Stephen Somers, of Livonia, to Miss Mary Morgan, of Avon.

 

Dec. 18, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

On Saturday, the 8th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Boardman, Mr. Daniel D. Lynch, to Miss Margaret Bowker, all of this city.

On the morning of the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Mr. Charles H. Briggs to Miss Frances M. Fox, both of this city.

DIED.

In this city on the 7th inst., John Emory, only son of Aaron J. and Eleanor Williams—aged 2 years and 3 months.

 

Dec. 20, 1838
Rochester Daily Advertiser

DIED.

In Havana de Cuba, Nov. 17, with yellow fever, Mr. Harmon Bissell, formerly of this city, aged 42.

 

Dec. 20, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

MARRIED.

In Havana, Island of Cuba, Nov. 17th, with Yellow Fever, Mr. Harmon Bissell, formerly of this city, in the 42d year of his age.

On the 18th instant, at White Springs, near Geneva, Mrs. Ann Nicholas, relic of the late Hon. John Nicholas, and mother of Robert C. Nicholas, senator elect from the 7th district.

 

Dec. 15, 1838, page 204
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

In this city, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Beecher, Mr. Thomas Parsons to Miss Julia Gorsline, eldest daughter of Mr. Richard Gorsline, all of this city.

On the 11th inst., by the Rev. Tryon Edwards, Mr. Charles H. Briggs to Miss Frances M. Fox, daughter of Ezekial Fox, all of this city.

On the 8th instant by the Rev. Mr. Boardman, Mr. D. D. Lynch, to Miss Margaret S, Bowker, all of this city.

In Caledonia, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Mr. DeNoon, Hector L. McLean, Esq. of York, to Miss Mary, second daughter of Donald McKenzie, Esq. of the former place.

In Riga, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Donald McLaren, Maj. Hugh McColl, of Wheatland, to Miss Mary Blue, of the former place.

In Riga, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. D. C. McLearen, Mr. Peter Campbell, to Miss Isabel McPherson, both of Riga.

In this city, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. P. Church, Mr. Ray Peckham, to Miss Rachel Ford,

In Barre, on the 29th ult., by Ira Clark, Esq., Mr. John W. Ames to Miss Phebe Ann Ketchum, both of Barre.

In Palmyra, on the 1st inst., by I. E. Beecher, Esq., Mr. Abram Vandine, to Miss Loretta Tinny, both of that place.

DIED.

At Brockport, on the 5th instant, Louisa, aged nearly ten years, and on the 3d ult., Mary, aged seven yeas, only children of Daniel Burroughs, jr. Esq.

Mr. B has indeed been sorely afflicted; on the 15th October be was taken ill of a fever and for four week was seriously and a portion of the time dangerously sick; while he was confined to his bed his younger daughter Mary, sickened, languished in extreme suffering and died. Her funeral services were held in the room where the father lay, and where he was compelled to lie while she was conveyed to the grave He was neither able to assist and minister to her in her dying hours, nor attend her remains to their resting place. A few days after the decease of Mary, and while the fond parent was yet feeble, Louisa, sole survivor or his children, was attached by a disease like that which had borne Mary away, which closed her life, after an illness of about three weeks, the last days of which were to her days of agony. The mother of these girls left this world for a better, in May 1833. She was an amiable and lovely woman, and these were lovely children. The beautiful mother and beautiful daughters now sleep side by aide. The childless father survives to mourn. It must be a source of high consolation to him, that he has an excellent wife to sympathise with and sustain him, one who weeps for the lost ones, with all but a mother's grief. — [Com.

 

Dec. 23, 1838, page 208
The Rochester Gem

MARRIED.

On the 25th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Church, Mr. Jordon Edgworth, to Miss Roxey Williams, both of this city.

In this city, on Thursday evening, Dec. 13th, by J. B. Clark, Mr. Stephen Somers, of Livonia, to Miss Mary Morgan, of Avon.

In Argyle, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. George Mairs, jr., Mr. Thomas A. McLaugary, of Kortright, Delaware county, to Miss Eliza D. Savage, of the former place.

On the 25th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Campbell, Alexander B. McDonal, A. M., to Miss Harriet E., daughter of Anne Fassett, all of Albany.

In Henrietta, on the 19th instant, by Evan Gage, Esq., Mr. Horace W. Little, to Miss Susan H. Burtis, all of the former place.

In Mount Morris, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Van Buren, Mr. George Hovey, to Miss Lucinda Snyder, all of that place.

In Henrietta, on the 19th instant, by Elder Hail Whiting, Mr. John Heath, of Covington, Genesee county, to Miss Mary Johnson, of the former place.

In Perry, on — inst., by Rev. Jesse Elliott, Mr. Hiram Calkins, to Miss Angeline Rude. Also, Mr. Philander N. Calkins, to Miss Clarissa Rude, all of the same place.

 

Dec. 25, 1838
Rochester Republican

MARRIED.

In Kendall on the 18th inst. by R. Barber, Esq. Mr. Erastus Wright, Miss Cyntha Ann Lee, both of Kendall.

Notice. — Whereas, my wife Olive has left my bed and board, without any just cause or provocation, I therefore prohibit any person harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Abraham Castle; Dated, Parma, Dec. 22, 1838.

 

Dec. 28, 1838
Rochester Daily Advertiser

MARRIED.

In Henrietta, on the 19th inst. by Evan Gage, Esq., Mr. Horace Little, to Miss Susan H. Burtis, all of the former place.

 

Dec. 28, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

MARRIED.

On the 25th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Church, Mr. Gordon Edgworth, to Miss Roxey McWilliams, both of this city.

In Henrietta, on the 19th instant, by Evan Gage, Esq., Mr. Horace W. Little, to Miss Susan H. Burtis, all of the former place.

In Mount Morris, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Van Buren, Mr. George Hovey, to Miss Lucinda Snyder, all of that place.

In Henrietta, on the 19th instant, by Elder Hail Whiting, Mr. John Heath, of Covington, Genesee county, to Miss Mary Johnson, of the former place.

 

Dec. 29, 1838
Rochester Daily Democrat

MARRIED.

At Lakeville, on the 13th instant, by —— Lathrop, Esq., Mr. Elijah Reeves, to Miss Sarah Snyder, all of Groveland.

 

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