Deaths in the Town of Windham 
1847, 1849, 1850


An 1847 law required the school districts in each town of New York State to collect vital statistics. They ceased doing so after a few years, probably due to poor compliance. Windham's book is in the custody of the Windham Town Clerk, PO Box 96, Hensonville, NY 12439. Inexplicably no such records were made in Windham in 1848, perhaps due to the fact that the town of Ashland (formerly known as Scienceville) was created that year from parts of Windham and Prattsville.

The following information was provided for each individual: name, date and cause of death, age, sex, residence, occupation, and condition in life (married or unmarried). Note that the word "unmarried" was used for people who were either single or widowed. Spellings have been left as written.

Transcribed and contributed by Patricia Morrow, Windham Town Historian


1847
Benham, Jacob F. - d. 25 Jan 1847, inflamation of the lungs, 2 years, male, Windham, unmarried
Burnham, Sarah - d. 7 Feb 1847, scarlatina anginosa, 2 years, female, Scienceville, unmarried
Cass, Deloss - d. 4 Oct 1847, rattles, 2 years, male, Windham, unmarried
Edmonds, Anne - d. 4 Jan 1847, inflamation of the bowels, 64 years, female, Windham, housewife, married
Finch, Esther - d. 2 Mar 1847, old age, 86 years, female, Windham, married
Frayer, David - d. 24 Nov 1847, palsy, 89 years, male, Windham, farmer, married
Hart, Harriet Augusta - d. 31 Mar 1847, peritonitis, 7 years, female, Scienceville, unmarried
Hubbard, Mary S. - d. 21 Apr 1847, quick consumption, 19 years, female, Windham, teaching, unmarried
Jones, Addison - d. 28 Mar 1847, pneumonia, 2 years, male, Scienceville, unmarried
Jones, Cornelius - d. 19 Nov 1847, dropsy on the brain, 8 years, male, Windham, unmarried
Kirtland, Richard - d. 6 Mar 1847, consumption, 75 years, male, Windham, farmer, unmarried
Laumoreaux, Daniel - d. 23 Mar 1847, old age, 92 years, male, Windham, farmer, unmarried
Miner, Ann Maria - d. 26 Jul 1847, drowned, 3 years, female, Windham, unmarried
Monroe, Nathan - d. 26 Sep 1847, affection of the heart, 75 years, male, Windham, farmer, unmarried
More, Sally Ann - d. 15 Apr 1847, consumption, 39 years, female, Windham, housewife, married
Ormsbee, Samuel - d. 19 Aug 1847, irritative fever, 44 years, male, Scienceville, farmer, married
Osborn, Lucinda - d. 10 Jan 1847, consumption, 68 years, female, Windham, housewife, married
Ruggles, Julia Estella - d. 25 Mar 1847, scarlatina anginosa, 6 years, female, Scienceville, unmarried
Smith, Hobart - d. 12 Feb 1847, hydrocephalas, 2 years, male, Scienceville, unmarried
Stanbridge, Mary - d. 19 Jun 1847, palpitation of the heart, 33 years, female, Windham, housewife, married
Teil, Milo -d. 30 Jan 1847, scarlatina anginosa, 10 years, male, Scienceville, unmarried
unnamed - d. 6 Sep 1847, whooping cough, 45 days, female, Windham, unmarried
Van Leuven, George - d. 2 Nov 1847, dropsy on the brain, 10  years, male, Windham, unmarried
Whittlesey, Mary - d. 23 Mar 1847, numb palsy, 72 years, female, Hunter, housework, unmarried

1849
Addis, James - d. 16 Jan 1849, sudden cold & old age, 88 years, male, Windham, farmer, married
Cook, George - d. 16 Mar 1849, by the fall of a tree, 15 years, male, Durham, cooper, unmarried
Ham, Caroline - d. 20 Dec 1849, croup, 10 months, female, Windham, unmarried
Ham, Hannah M. - d. 6 Dec 1849, croup, 4 years, female, Windham, unmarried
Hubbard, Lucy - d. 27 Jan 1849, nervus palsey, 21 years, female, Windham, unmarried
Rusk, Marium - d. 5 Nov 1849, dropsy on the brain, 1 years, female, Windham, unmarried
Vanorden, Mary - d. 29 Mar 1849, debility & old age, 75 years, female, Windham, unmarried

1850
Barney, Aaron - d. 16 Jul 1850, old age, 71 years, male, Windham, carpenter, married
Clark, Jared - d. 2 Apr 1850, fits paralysis, 75 years, male, Windham, machinest, married
Cornell, Rufus K. - d. 2 Feb 1850, drowned, 12 years, male, Windham, farmer
Demot, Mary M. - d. 22 Mar 1850, [no cause state], 1 years, female, Windham
Fuller, Ezekiel - d. 6 Sep 1850, apoplexy, 48 years, male, Windham, shoemaker, married
Macomber, Riscom - d. 13 Apr 1850, consumption, 13 years, male, Windham
Maynard, Anna - d. 20 Feb 1850, old age, 72 years, female, Windham, married
Porter, Jane - d. 7 Jan 1850, consumption, 34 years, female, Windham, married
Stanbridge, George W. - d. 18 Dec 1850, disease of the brain, 9 months, male, Windham
Stedman, Sarah C. - d. 4 Mar 1850, consumption, 28 years, female, Windham
Stimpson, Mrs. Betsy - d. 20 Nov 1850, consumption, 48 years, female, Windham
Tompkins, Timothy - d. 12 May 1850, old age, 83 years, male, Lexington, cooper, married


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