Marriages from Monroe County Newspapers
1830

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Marriages in New York State weren't recorded by the state until 1880. For early marriages you have to either find church records or hope that the marriage 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 year 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 marriages 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 Abstracts and Monroe County, NY, Early News. You should also check the newspaper index at Rochester Public Library to see if there is a marriage recorded. The number of marriages recorded in any of th e newspapers is probably fairly low. The newspapers did appear to publish all marriages of Doctors, Lawyers and newspapers people. The common marriage is recorded much less often.

Richard Halsey
June 2004

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1830

Henry Sparks to Orpha Crane, Dec. 31 (1829) {Ref. 12}

William Cochrane to Emma C. Sadler, Dec. 31 {Ref. 12}

Ephraim Hopkins to Sally Heath, both of Pittsford, Dec. 24 {Ref. 12}

Benjamin Cole to Eliza Munson, both of Pittsford, Dec. 27 {Ref. 12}

Alexander McNaughton (merchant of Mendon) to Almira Newcomb, of Pittsford, Dec. 28 {Ref. 12}

Hiram Brooks of Penfield to Janett Northrop of Perinton, Dec. 24 {Ref. 12}

Zara Littel to Elizabeth Heminway, in Chili, Dec. 30 {Ref. 12}

Amasa L. Holley to Maria Stillson of Chili, Dec. 30 {Ref. 12}

Amasa Carter to Hannah Emmons, Jan. 4, at East Bloomfield {Ref. 2}

John Sharp to Mary Montcalm, Jan. 14 {Ref. 2}

Garret Cole of Manlius to Harriett Dickinson of this village, Jan. 17 {Ref. 2}

Pomeroy Truman to Patty Read, in Henrietta, Jan 21 {Ref. 2}

John Burns to Mary Hayden, Jan. 24 {Ref. 2}

Alvin Mann of Sheldon to Lucy Ann Whittlesey, in Perinton {Ref. 2}

Hector Hayes to Lucinda Warren, at Bristol {Ref. 2}

Henry Blackmore to Elizabeth A. Hayes, at Bristol {Ref. 2}

Marvin Wood of Portage to Harriet A. Mills of Mt. Morris {Ref. 2}

Willis W. Rose of Butler to Flora Spencer of Wayne county, Jan. 20 {Ref. 2}

E. A. Maynard, jr., editor of Oneida "Observer" to Wealthy Velona, daughter of E. Hart of Utica {Ref. 2}

Levi Merriman to Almira Bebe, in Friendship {Ref. 2}

Hiram Burgess to Betsey Placeway, in Almond {Ref. 2}

Sanford Williams to Anne Boree, in LeRoy {Ref. 2}

Alexander Warriner of Henrietta to Harriet Wing, of Gainesville {Ref. 2}

Willis Wing to Louisa Smith, of Gainesville {Ref. 2}

George Barney to (?) Patterson, in February, at Mt. Morris {Ref. 2}

Adolphus Watkins to Mary Weller, at Lima, in February {Ref. 2}

 

Allen Sylvester to Martha Whiting, at Lima, in February {Ref. 2}

Theron Gilbert of Bristol to Eunice Sylvester, at Lima, in February {Ref. 2}

Michael Jackson to Betsey Kimble, both of Yates county, in February {Ref. 2}

Peter Miller to Katharine Mans, both of Geneva, in February {Ref. 2}

Joseph Eldridge to Laura Ann Ryon, in Farmington, in February {Ref. 2}

James Duffin to Irene Canfield, in Farmington, in February {Ref. 2}

Hiram B. Carothers of Manchester to Lucy Robinson, in Phelps {Ref. 2}

Sweezy Burr, aged 16 to Hannah Van Northstand, aged 15, in February {Ref. 2}

Herman W. Kendall to Asenah Smith, in February {Ref. 2}

Lauren Parsons to Julia Ann Kingsbury, Feb. 15 {Ref. 2}

David McKay, printer, to Nancy Hulbart, Feb. 17 {Ref. 2}

Married in Rochester, by the Rev. A. Bigelow, on Sunday evening last, Mr. Walter Whipple to Miss Susan A. Donaldson, daughter of Dr. Lothario Donaldson. [May 11, 1830 - The Craftsman; {Ref. 6} p 103]

Married on Thursday, the 10th inst. at St. Luke's Church by the Rev. Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. George J. Jenkins to Miss Sarah P. Plumb. [June 19, 1830 - The Craftsman; {Ref. 6} p 144]

Married in Rochester on the 6th inst. by the Rev. Dr. Comstock, Orsmel B. Corbin to Miss Mary Sage. [Oct. 9, 1830 - The Craftsman; {Ref. 6} p 259]

Married in this village on Thursday evening last by the Rev. H. Davis; Mr. James Morey to Miss Lucy Frisby, all of this place. [Oct. 13, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in Clarendon on the 4th inst. by E. Warren Esq.; Mr. Sidney Lowel of Sweden to Miss Mary Ann Whitney of the former place. [Oct. 13, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married also on the 7th by the Rev. C.Bateman; Mr. Reuben Lucus of Sweden to Miss Belinda Fincher. [Oct. 13, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in Pittsfield, Mass. on the 7th instant, H. J. Betts, Esq., of Pavilion, N. Y. to Miss Alamene E. Kittredge of the former place. [Oct. 27, 1830 - The Craftsman; {Ref. 6} p 287]

Married in Sweden on the 21st inst. by the Rev. C. V. Adgate; Mr. Barney E. Seaver, merchant of Middlebury, Genesee Co. to Miss Eveline Barlow of the former place. [Oct. 27, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in Bergen on the 20th inst. by Spafford Esq.; Mr. Thos. M. Wicks of this village to Miss Jenett Burt of the former place. [Oct. 27, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married on the 27th Oct. by the Rev. H. Davis; Doct. R. A. Gillett formerly of Athens, Pa. to Miss Eveline E. Root, all of this town. [Nov. 3, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married on the same day (27th Oct.) by the Rev. Mr. Clapp; Mr. George Bryant to Miss Sarah Staples, both of Sweden. [Nov. 3, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married at the Baptist Church in this village on Sunday evening last by the Rev. H. Davis; Mr. Jonas Woodard of Palmyra to Miss Eliza S. Davis. [Nov. 3, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in this village last evening by C. Staples Esg.; Mr. Ezra H. Graves to Miss Phebe Brockway. [Nov. 3, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in LeRoy on the 28th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Mason; Mr. Alanson Munger of Clarkson to Miss Margaret Culver of Bergen, Genesee County. [Nov. 3, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in this village on Sunday evening last by the Rev. C. V. Adgate; Mr. S. B. Allen of the city of Albany to Miss Asenath Howe of Clarendon. [Nov. 24, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

Married in this village on the 1st inst. by the Rev. Henry Davis; Mr. Simeon S. Brown to Miss Mary Bishop of Sweden. [Dec. 8, 1830 - Brockport Free Press] {Ref. 8}

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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 Balance (weekly)
Published: 1827 - Jan. 28, 1828
no known copies

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. 25, 1911
  2. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, April 29, 1911
  3. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, July 22, 1911
  4. Records gleened from the Monroe Republican by Richard Halsey found in the Rush-Rhees Library of the University of Rochester
  5. Records gleened from the Rochester Telegraph by Richard Halsey found in the Rush-Rhees Library of the University of Rochester
  6. Records gleened from The Craftsman by Richard Halsey found in the Rochester Public Library
  7. Records gleened from old newspapers by Richard Halsey that were found in the Library of the Rochester Museum and Science Center
  8. Records gleened from the Brockport Free Press by Richard Halsey from microfilms at the Drake Library of State University of NY at Brockport.
  9. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, March 4, 1911
  10. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, Jan. 7, 1911
  11. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, Jan. 14, 1911
  12. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, Jan. 28, 1911 (probably extracted from the Rochester Daily Advertiser
  13. Early Rochester Family Records by Anah B. Yates in the Rochester Post-Express, April 8, 1911

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