Athens Trinity Episcopal
Church

Marriages
1847-1875


Photostat copy of the original records made by the New York State Library in 1934 and transcribed by Scott Wichmann


Marriages by Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton 

No. 1   Nov. 10, 1847             Dr.? Jno. Norberry to Miss Mary Bunker.    

                                                The parties belong to this parish. 

No. 2.  Ascension Day (June 1) 1848 in Church by Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                Mr. Nelson Willard of Buffalo to Miss C.E. Stoughton of this parish. 

No. 3.  By Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton     Quinquagesima Sunday, Feb. 18, 1849

                                                Mr. Hobart Bennet to Miss Elsie Scott;  the parties all of this village and the marriage at Mr. E. Dimick’s 

No. 4.  Married at the National Hotel, Hudson, the 2nd Nov. 1849 by the Revd. N.C. Stoughton (for the Rector of that parish, then absent)

                                                Mr. Thomas G. Chadwick of Lycoming Co., Pa. to  Miss Elvira G. Pixley of Great Barrington, Mass.

                                                Witnessses:  the Parents of Miss Pixley

 No. 5.  Married the 30 Dec. 1849 by the Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the house of Mr. Thomas Dalzell

                                                Mr. Albert Sheffield to Miss Nancy Shaw Dalzell the parties all of this village 

No. 6.  Married, the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (June 23), 1850

                                                at Trinity Church Parsonage

                                                Mr. Nelson Brandow to Miss Catharine Ann Waggoner the parties both of this village

No. 7.  Married the 23rd October, 1850, at the house of Mr. Caspar Van Loan, Athens

                                                Mr. John L. Witbeck of Coeymans to Miss Helen Sophia Van Loan daughter of Mr. Caspar Van Loan, above named

No. 8.  Married the 20th May, 1851, by the Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the house of Mr. Benj. H. Haviland, Athens

                                                Mr. Henry B. Van Hoesen of Preble to Miss Loisa Haviland daughter of Benj. H. Haviland, above named

No. 9.  Married the 25th May, 1851 by the Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the house of Mrs. Sally Thornton in the village of Athens

                                                Mr. Albert A. Van Loan to Miss Catharine D. Thornton both of this village

No. 10.  Married, 25th Aug., 1851 by Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the Parsonage, Athens

                                                Mr. James Brandow of Catskill and Miss Catharine Brandow of the same place.

No. 11.  Married 3rd Sept., 1851 by Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the house of Mr. Minor Sprague, Rhinebeck

                                                Mr. Francis Martin of Berry Town to Miss Caroline daughter of the Mr. Sprague, above named

No. 12.  Married 11th Oct., 1851 by Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the house of Mr. Orrin E. Osborn in this Village

                                                Mr. Jacob Deyo of Shandokew, Ulster Co. and Miss Jane Haun of the same place 

No. 13.  Married 15th Nov., 1851 by Rev’d. N.C. Stoughton

                                                at the house of Mr. Brodt (next the toll-gate) Coxsackie

                                                Mr. Caleb G. Smith to Miss Mary Jane Sharp both of the town above named.

June 15, 1853                         Thomas S. Norbury (Physician) and Sarah J. Howland, both of this town

                                                Witnesses, Justus Howland, Henry J. Howland, John Clough, John Norbury & others

July 10, 1853                          Edward N. Van Loan and Mary Van Loan, both of this town

                                                Witnesses:  Daniel Thornton, Mrs. Susan N. Coate

                                                (Copy supplied to me ??? Oct., 1938 by H.D.W.)

Sept. 11, 1853                        Amos M. Warner, (Farmer) and Emma Low, both of Athens

                                               Witnesses:  Richard Low and Ira Porter

*          (See below one omitted in its proper place)

Oct. 21, 1854                         James Demmary, (Brick Maker) and Rachel Davenport, both of Athens

                                              Witnesses:  John Davenport and Daniel Thornton

Jan. 17, 1855                         Henry O. Nichols and Henrietta M. Morton, both of Athens

                                              Witnesses:  Wm. Morton, S.Hamilton Nichols, and others

Jan. 24, 1855                         Elbridge D. Nichols and Sarah Ann Haviland

                                              Witnesses:  James T. Haviland, Geo. S. Nichols, and others

*Oct. 1, 1854                        William P.A. Stranahan and Mary Frances Spoor, both of this town

                                             Witnesses:  Wm. P. Alcott, Geo. Clough, and others

Feb. 3, 1855                         Peter H. Shevnlier and Mary Jane Lees, both of Cairo

                                             Witnesses:  Mr. Ham & Mrs. John Hamilton

Sept. 10, 1855                      Henri Appy, Musician, a native of Belgium, and Annie Maria Paine, of New York City

                                             Witnesses:  Eliab Whitman Esq., and Mrs. Susan W. Coe

Dec. 9, 1855                         John Clough, Merchant, and Mrs. Alberta Howes, daughter of Hon. Stephen Storm, both of Coxsackie

                                             Witnesses:  Hon. Stephen Storm, George Clough, R. Louise Clough & others

June 29, 1856                      John Henry Bland, barber, of Hamilton, Canada West, and Charlotte Elisabeth Young of this village, colored persons   

                                            Witnesses:  James T. Haviland, Randall Young, & others

Jan. 1, 1857                         Henry Jordan and  Annie W. Brekman, residing in or near Hudson

                                            married without witnesses

Feb. 23, 1857                      John J. Feaster, Merchant, of the city of New York, and R. Louise Clough, daughter of Capt. John Clough, of Coxsackie

                                            Witnesses:  John Clough, George Titus, Edward Van Loan &c

Aug. 28, 1857                    Lysander Myer, of Kingston, Ulster Co., and Sarah Altanah Nichols, daughter of Sylvester Nichols, Esq. of this village

Feb. 24, 1859                     John M. Crombie, Merchant, of Whitewater, Wis. &  Maria L. Gantley, of Athens, daughter of D.W. Gantley

                                           Witnesses:  Mr. Gantley, Jacob Bedell, and others

May 30, 1859                     Peter Sitzer, Farmer, of Kinderhook & Betsey Ann Hauver,            do

                                            Witnesses:  John Kelsi & wife, & others

June 1, 1859                       Saml. B. Condol, (Colr’d) of Geneva, N.Y. & Mary Ann Miller        do    of Athens

Nov. 2, 1859                      John Sanderson, Lawyer, of New York &  Josephine Gantley, daughter of D.W. Gantley of Athens

                                            Witnesses:  D.W. Gantley, Jacob Bedell, and others

June 18, 1860                     William R. Seaman, Builder, of New York & Priscilla J. Raymond, of Athens

                                             In Trinity Church

Feb. 28, 1861                      Hembert Van Keuren, Ship Carpenter, of Athens & Abby J. Haviland, daughter of Jas. T. Haviland, of Athens.

                                            Witnesses:  Jas. T. Haviland, Russell Haviland, E.D. Nichols, & others

             1861                       Isaac Van Loan, Farmer, of Athens, & Rebecca Clough, of Athens.

                                            Witnesses:  Mrs. Coe, a sister of the bride, Jas. H. Coe, &c.

Oct. 15, 1861                      Wm. H. Bogardus, Farmer, of Athens, & Mary Jane Whitbeck,                Do                                   

Aug. 18, 1860                     Michael Kling, of Leeds, & Augusta Friday,     Do

                                            Witnesses:  the Rector’s Family

Sep. 5, 1860                        Richard Roberts, Farmer, of Coxsackie, & Caroline Jane Provost, of Athens

                                            Witnesses:  the Father & Mother of the Bride, Wm. W. Coe, & many others

Feb. 9, 1863                        James E. McClure of ??? & Mary E. Foster of ???

Feb. 9, 1863                        Charles W. Loomis of ??? & Sarah S. Morton of ???

Feb. 16, 1863                      George [Parker?] & Ellen Hamilton of ???

Oct. 5, 1863                        Joseph Hollenbeck of ??? &  J. Maria Brown          do

[UNABLE TO READ THE FOLLOWING SIX ENTRIES]

            On the seventh day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty eight at the Residence of Bride’s father, Frank Nathaniel Howland and Mary Altana Nichols, both of Athens, N.Y. in the presence of [blank] were joined together by me in holy Matrimony.  J.E. Johnson, Rector

State of New York }
County of Greene  }  SS
Town of Athens     }

On the nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty seven at the Rectory of Trinity Church in sd town of Athens Stephen William Richardson and Helen Grant both of the town of Coxsackie in sd County of Greene were joined together by me in holy matrimony in the presence of Mrs. Abbie Elisabeth Johnson.

(witness signature)                                                      J.E. Johnson
                                                                                       Rector of Trinity Church, Athens

 State of New York }
County of Greene  }  SS
Town of Athens     }

On the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty seven at the residence of the bride’s father, Hobart ??? Pennoyer and Elisabeth Edmonds,
both of sd town of Athens were joined together in holy matrimony by me in the presence of [blank]                     J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Ch., Athens, v.s.

State of New York, County of Green, Town of Athens

On the Eighth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty seven at the residence of the bride’s father Joseph Becket of Antwerp in the County of Jefferson, State of New York and Catharina Ann Van Loan of sd town of Athens were joined together in holy matrimony by me in the presence of [blank]

                                    J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens

Town of Athens    }
County of Greene  }   SS
State of New York }

On Sunday, the thirty first day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty nine John Davenport of sd town of Athens, County of Greene and State of New York and Cornelia Spoor of the town of Coxsackie, sd County of Greene and State of New York were lawfully joined together by me in Holy Matrimony according to the laws of the sd State of New York and the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of Lelah C. Whiting and Mary Whiting

                                    Given under my hand the Eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty nine
                                    J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens

Town of Athens    }
County of Greene  }   SS
State of New York }

On Sunday the sixth day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy VanNess Van Loan of the town of Catskill in the county of Greene and State of New York and Nora T. Leffingwell of sd town of Athens of sd County of Greene and State of New York were lawfully joined together by me in Holy Matrimony according to the laws of sd State of New York and the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of Seth W. Morton, Sarah Leffingwell and Henry Morton and Jane Elisabeth Leffingwell                   Given under my hand this nineteenth day of March in

                                    the year of our Lord seventeen (sic) hundred and seventy
                                    J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens

Town of Athens, County of Greene, State of New York

On the sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy John C. Brooks and Mary E. Spencer both of sd Town of Athens were married by me in the presence of Mrs. Sarah Elisa Brady.  Given under my hand this sixteenth day of May in                                                                  the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy.

                                                            J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens

Sarah Eliza Brady (her mark x) attest by witness      

State of New York, County of Greene, Town of Athens

On the twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty seven James Harmin Butts of the town of Schoharie, County of Schoharie, State of New York and Sarah Jane Alcott of sd town of Athens, County of Greene, State of New York were joined together in holy by me in the presence of Wm. A.P Stranahan, Mrs. Wm. A.P. Stranahan and Lydia Anna Stranahan.

                                    Given under my hand this the fifteenth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy one.

                                    J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens

June 17, 1873             Charles Garrison of Jersy City, N.Y. and Helen N. Bowers of Athens, N.Y.
                                    were married by me in the presence of Mrs. Lucy Leffingwell and Evelene R. Bowers on the 17th day of June, 1873

                                    J.E. Johnson

Married.  May 29th, 1873 by Rev. J.E. Johnson, in Trinity Church, Athens

                                    George Timothy Seymour of Albany, and Emily Titus of Athens.

                                    Recorded by Rev. J.W. Stewart

Town of Athens    }
County of Greene  }   SS
State of New York }

I hereby certify that on the sixth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy two at Trinity Rectory in the sd town of Athens John Piper of the town of Schenectady State of New York and Janette Briggs of sd town of Athens, County of Greene and State of New York were joined together by me in holy matrimony according to the laws of the State of New York and the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of John Redder and Nicholas McIntery and George Morgan.

(witness signatures)                 J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens, N.Y.

Town of Athens    }
County of Greene  }   SS
State of New York }

I hereby certify that on the eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and seventy five at Trinity Rectory in sd town of Athens, George H. Frisbee of the town city of Hudson in the county of Columbia in sd State of New York and Elisabeth Brady of sd town of Athens, were joined together by me in holy matrimony according to the laws of the State of New York and the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of William H. Carroll of sd City of Hudson and Carrie Brady and Nora Brady both of sd town of [Athens]

(witness signatures;                 J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens, N.Y.

(x mark of Carrie Brady)
 

[THE FOLLOWING ENTRY HAS THREE DIAGONAL LINES THROUGH IT AND IS REPEATED BELOW WITH CORRECTED DATES]

Town of Athens    }
County of Greene  }   SS                    Error in dates Erase by me J.E. Johnson
State of New York }

I hereby certify that on the eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy five at Trinity Rectory in sd Town of Athens, Edward Minnerly and Charlotte Ann Self, both of sd town of Athens, were joined together by me in holy matrimony according to the laws of the sd State of New York and the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of Emma Self, of the sd town of Athens and Georgeina Mealeus of the town of Catskill in sd state of New York.

Given under my hand the twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy five.

                        J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Athens, N.Y.

Town of Athens    }
County of Greene  }   SS
State of New York }

I hereby certify that on the twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy two at Trinity Rectory in sd Town of Athens, Edward Minnerly and Charlotte Ann Self, both of sd town of Athens, were joined together by me in holy matrimony according to the laws of the sd State of New York and the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of Emma Self, of the sd town of Athens and Georgeina Mealeus of the town of Catskill in sd state of New York.  Given under my hand the twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy five.                              J.E. Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church


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