Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf from the original newspapers located at the Vedder Memorial Library.
May 14, 1804
On Friday last, in the 29th year of her age, Mrs. Unice Doan, consort of Capt. John Doan of this town. She was a woman deservedly esteemed in society for the amiableness of her disposition – and her death, consequently sincerely regrettable.
May 21, 1804 – May 28, 1804
June 4, 1804
June 11, 1804 – July 23, 1804
July 30, 1804
We hear that on Friday se’nnight a murder was committed by a man of the name of William Bouk, Jun. in the county of Schoharie, on a person by the name of Robert Wheeton, whom Bouk had employed as a laborer – Wheeton was said to have been a native of Pennsylvania – He had for some time resided in the vicinity of this village, employed as a weaver.
August 6, 1804 – August 20, 1804
August 27, 1804
On Tuesday evening last, of a consumption, Mrs. Casey, consort of Mr. Michael Casey, merchant, of this village.
At New-York, on the 13th inst. Mr. John Harrison, printer of the Weekly Museum.
At Blenheim, Schoharie, on Sunday se’nnight, Mr. Charles Morgan, senior.
September 3, 1804
At Coxsackie, on Thursday last, Peter A. Van Bergen, Esq., one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Greene.
September 10, 1804 – October 8, 1804
October 15, 1804
Yesterday se’nnight, Mr. Michael Varian, of this village, butcher, in attempting to cross the River in a small Sail-boat, was run down by the sloop Montgomery of Hudson, and drowned. After the vessel passed over him, he rose and swam with much apparent strength for nearly fifteen minutes, when he was taken up lifeless, by Mr. Hollenbeck’s ferry-scrow, after having settled only about an arm’s length under water. He was conveyed to the east shore, and considerable exertion made to produce resusitation – and which was repeated for a length of time after his body was brought over to this village, but without success.
A Coroner’s inquest was called and sat upon the body, whose verdict was accidental death, through the carelessness of the crew of a certain sloop, supposed to be the sloop Montgomery of Hudson. During Mr. Varian’s residence in this village, he has supported the character of an industrious, worthy member of society, and we are told he has left the same character in the places of his former residence. He has left a disconsolate widow and family of young children to lament his untimely exit.
October 22, 1804 – November 26, 1804
December 3, 1804
At Albany on Sunday the 18th ult. the Hon. Major General Philip Schuyler in the 71st year of his age.
On Friday se’nnight at Morton Lodge, Delaware Co., Brigadier General Elias Butler.
December 10, 1804 – December 24, 1804
December 31, 1804
On Monday, evening last, Mr. John Souser, inn-keeper, an old and respectable inhabitant of this town. His relatives and friends regret, in his death, the loss of an honest man and a most worthy member of the community.
At Farmington, (Con) Maj. William Judd.
At Fort Stoddard, Mississippi Territory, Ephraim Kirby, Esq. late of Litchfield, Conn.
At Kinderhook, Peter Van Ness, Esq. for many years a senator in the legislature of this state, and judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Columbia Co.
January 7, 1805 (partially missing)
January 14, 1805 – January 21, 1805
January 28, 1805
February 4, 1805
Last Saturday a young man by the name of Spencer. On his way to this market with a load of lumber, on an ox sled, while leading a horse down a hill, at the head of his cattle, slipped and fell; and the sled passing over him, injured him to such a degree that he expired within two hours.
February 11, 1805 – May 27, 1805
June 3, 1805
Died at Canton, on the 27th ult. Mr. Thomas Waight, formerly of this village, and on the 28th his remains were brought to this place and interred. A pertinent and well adapted discourse was delivered on the occasion, at the brick church, by the Rev. Mr. Bradford. The large collection of the principal inhabitants of this village, who attended the funeral, proves that they esteem an honest, industrious man, though ever so humble his sphere. Although Mr. Waight has left but little property, he has left the name of an honest, upright man. He has also left a son and two daughters, whose education and amiable characters, give evidence that he did not neglect the important duties of a parent.
June 10, 1805
On the 29th ult. in Roxbury, county of Delaware, in the 65th year of his age, Mr. Alexander More. He was a man universally beloved, and a peaceable, good member of society.
June 17, 1805
June 24, 1805
Very suddenly, in this village, on Saturday morning last at the age of 55, Doct. Thomas Thomson. He was a gentle man remarkable for a good constitution; and during the present month had enjoyed an uninterrupted state of health. Through the whole of the day preceding his death, he was observed to have a fine glow of spirits, and to enjoy, in a peculiar manner, the company and conversation of his friends. He spent the afternoon with them, and in the evening called at several places in the village – until about 11 at night, he continued apparently in good health, and at that time was sitting in good health, and at the time was sitting with his friends at the house of a neighbor. He then complained of dizziness in his head, and immediately after was struck with an apoplexy, which terminated his existence between three and four in the morning. On Saturday evening his funeral was attended by a large concourse of people. The Rev. Mr. Judd, of Hudson, read the service and preached a sermon well adapted to the melancholy occasion.
Doct. Thomson was on the first settlers of this village, where he has long lived in the full enjoyment of a good character, a competent fortune, a large circle of friends, to whom his social qualities, unassuming manners, and goodness of heart, had endeared him. In him society has lost a respected member; his friends have lost a pleasing and esteemed companion; and his distressed family a kind and provident father and protector. He was cut off in the moment from the enjoyment of every worldly comfort. At evening in the bloom of health – in the morning a tenant of the tomb! – A solemn and affecting proof of the uncertainty of life and the instability of earthly pleasures. To that grave, w(h)ere he now moulders, let his surviving friends, even those in the meridian of life, and in the pride of their strength, resort and learn the frail tenure by which they hold their existence – And let them there read that solemn warning – “Be ye also ready!”
At Litchfield, suddenly, the 3d instant, Mrs. Mary Tallmadge, aged 41 years, the amiable and esteemed consort of the Hon. Benjamin Tallmadge, of that place.
July 1, 1805 – July 8, 1805
July 15, 1805 – July 22, 1805
July 29, 1805
Accident – Last Monday, Mr. Asahel Strickland of this village, cooper, on his passage to Albany in a sail boat, was knocked overboard by the boom, and drowned – The character of Mr. Strickland bore for honesty, sobriety, and goodness of heart, rendered his death very much regretted by his acquaintances.
August 5, 1805
Kingston, Ulster Co, July 22, 1805
Distressing mortality – On Wednesday last a child of Mr. John Hogan, of Woodstock, died of the dysentery; on Thursday morning a second child died; and while the afflicted parents were attending their two deceased children to the grave, a 3rd was swept off by the same disorder.
August 12, 1805
On Wednesday evening last, Mrs. Crane, wife of Mr. G. Crane of this village.
On Thursday morning, just at break of day, Mr. Daniel Reeve, who had been two or three days ill of a fever, was missed by his attendant, (who had fallen asleep or absented himself for a few moments) and about six o’clock was found drowned in a well, near the house – the well was without a curb.
August 19, 1805 – August 26, 1805
September 2, 1805
September 9, 1805
September 16, 1805
September 23, 1805
Last Tuesday evening, after an illness of but few hours, at a very advanced age, Mrs. ___ Caton, wife of Mr. ____ Caton, late from England.
On Thursday morning, after a long and very distressing illness, Miss Susanna M.P. Myer, an amiable daughter of Mr. Simon I. Myer, of this village.
Last Friday a small sailboat, with eight or nine persons on board, from Loonenburgh, upset in the river, about a mile below the village, by which accident, notwithstanding the very extraordinary activity and exertions of several boat’s crews, who put off from Loonenburgh and Hudson for their relief, one young man, by the name of Peter Brussee, was drowned.
September 30, 1805
Instead of the death of Mrs. Caton, as announced in our paper of last week, through mistake – read “Mrs. Hosier, wife of Mr. John Hosier, late from England.”
October 7, 1805
Last Thursday se’nnight, Mr. David Morgan, of this town, aged 47 years.
On the Saturday following, Mr. S. Preston, also of this town.
(Albany Gazette) On Saturday last, greatly lamented by their numerous friends and acquaintance, Silas W. Howell, and Abraham D. Lansigh, both of this city, Merchants – of the malignant fever of New-York – from which place they returned on Wednesday last – the former was then down with the fever, the latter but slightly indisposed.
At New-York, on Monday, the 16th September, of the prevailing epidemic, Mr. Gysbert Newkerk, a native of Holland, one of the carriers of the Mercantile Advertiser in the south-eastern district of the city. He was originally intended for a Roman Catholic Priest, of the order of the Jesuits, had received a liberal education, and could speak most of the living languages of Europe; but, having lost the use of his right hand in consequence to some chemical experiments which he was in the habit of making with deleterious substances, he was reduced to the humble occupation of a newspaper carrier. He has left one daughter, an orphan, and for this daughter, with great industry and frugality, he lad laid up form his little earnings not less than five hundred dollars. One of his countrymen, who had attended him in his sickness, and who was well acquainted with his having this money in his house at the time of his death, took the first opportunity to break open his chest, and has absconded with the whole of his property, the earnings of his life – leaving the orphan child of his friend in a state of the most abject poverty and distress!
October 14, 1805
October 21, 1805
Last Thursday morning, after a long and distressing illness, Mr. John Falkoneer of this village.
On the evening of the same day, of a consumption, Mrs. Anna Selene Woodruff, consort of Mr. Orange Woodruff, of Pittsfield, Ontario County and a daughter of Capt. Jesse Grant of this town, at whose house she had stopt, on her way to Connecticut, in hopes to receive benefit by traveling – aged 32 years.
On Saturday morning, also of a consumption, Mrs. Julia L’Homedieu, of this village, in the 30th year of her age. She has left a disconsolate husband, three young children, and a numerous train of relatives and friends, to deplore her early exit.
October 28, 1805 – November 4, 1805
November 11, 1805
Extensive list of victims who died in New York City from the Malignant Fever from the beginning of September, to the 25th of October, 1805. (See original document)
November 18, 1805 – November 25, 1805
December 2, 1805
At Harpersfield, on the 4th of November ult. of a bilious fever, Col. Joel Mack, aged forty-four. His funeral was attended on the Tuesday following by such a large concourse of people as was never before seen on the like occasion, in that part of the country where the deceased lived. As the deceased was a standing officer in the militia, agreeable to the recommendation of the Governor, he was buried with the honors of war. As he was a Mason, the fraternity gave him a burial agreeable to their order. The procession moved from the dwelling house of the deceased to the Presbyterian Meeting-house in the following order – First – Capt. Homiston’s and Butt’s companies of light infantry, commanded by Major’s Harper and Sloan – Then the Masonic brethren – the corpse with the Colonel’s sword and pistols on the coffin – the mourners – military officers – spectators – a sermon suited to the occasion was delivered by the Rev. Stephen Fenn, from Job, 14th chapter and 14th verse. In Col. Mack, the militia have lost an active and spirited officer, the town a useful citizen – a wife, an affectionate husband – and a young and numerous family a kind and an indulgent parent.
December 9, 1805 – December 30, 1805
January 6, 1806
January 13, 1806
On the 19th ultimo. Mrs. Joyce Sayre, consort of Daniel Sayre, Esq., of the town of Canton, in the 44th year of her age.
January 20, 1806 – February 3, 1806
February 10, 1806
At Troy on the 2d. inst. very suddenly, Jonh (John) Bird, Esq., Counsellor-at-Law and formerly one of the Representatives in Congress from this State.
At Kingston, on Friday evening last, very suddenly, Abraham B. Banker, Esq. one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Ulster, Master in Chauncery for said county, and for many years clerk of the Senate this State.
February 17, 1806 – March 17, 1806
March 24, 1806
Last Tuesday, in this village, Joseph Parker, Esq., Attorney-at-Law of the village of Athens.
March 31, 1806
On the 18th inst. at the city of Washington, Gen. James Jackson, a senator of the US from Georgia.
In the town, of a consumption, last Monday morning, Capt. John Reeve.
April 7, 1806 – April 28, 1806
May 5, 1806
Last Tuesday morning at the Great Imbaght (in this town) Mr. Jacob Van Vechten.
May 12, 1806 – June 9, 1806
June 16, 1806 – June 30, 1806
July 7, 1806
July 14, 1806 – August 25, 1806
September 1, 1806
Last Saturday afternoon, of a very distressing illness, which he bore with much patience and fortitude nine or ten weeks, Capt. Elihu Hart, of this village, aged 53 years.
September 8, 1806
Last Wednesday, after a painful indisposition of about 2 years, Mrs. Anna Grant, consort of Capt. Jesse grant of this village in the 65th year of her age.
Last Monday, at Mr. Jeremiah Rushmore’s about three miles from this village, Mr. Samuel Vilas, of Northbridge, near Worc(e)ster in Massachusetts, he had been employed a considerable part of the summer in repairing and erecting penstocks to the acqueduct in this village, he was a person in the prime of life, and apparently of a very hale, robust constitution; but had on the Saturday and Sunday precious to his death complained of slight illness, on Monday morning he said to some one of Mr. Rushmore’s family that he felt well enough to get up and go to work (being then employed at a small job for Mr. Rushmore) or go down to the village; he then rose from the bed, and , attempting to put on his clothes, fell back and expired instantaneously.
September 15, 1806 – September 29, 1806
October 6, 1806
Last Wednesday evening, at Blenheim, Schoharie, of an Apoplexy, Mr. Caleb Croswell, aged 67 years.
October 13, 1806 – October 20, 1806
October 27, 1806
At Vernon, county of Oneida, on the 28th August, Mrs. Mary Dunham, aged 57. A woman whose character virtues and humane disposition endeared her to all her acquaintance.
November 3, 1806
On Wednesday evening last, Garret Abeel, Jun. aged 16 years, a promising son of Garret Abeel, Esq. of this village.
On Thursday morning, Mr. Josiah Stebbins, his manly virtues, his industry and steady attention to business, had paced him high in the estimation of his acquaintance, and renders his exit, at an early age, most sincerely regretted.
November 10, 1806 – November 17, 1806
November 24, 1806
December 1, 1806 – December 22, 1806
December 29, 1806
January 5, 1807 – January 19, 1807
January 26, 1807
At Greenfield, last Thursday night, of a very distressing illness, Mr. Jehiel Slosson of that town.
February 3, 1807 – March 10, 1807
March 17, 1807
In the town of Greenfield and its vicinity of a prevailing fever; on the 3d inst. the wife of Mr. Isaac Blakley; on the 6th the wife of Mr. Thomas George; on the same day Mr. Gideon Scofield, and the wife of Mr. Joshua Kelly; on the 7th a daughter of Mr. Isaac Blakely in the 15th year of her age; several others are now languishing under the same disorder.
In Rensselaerville, on the 3d inst, Augustus Smith, Esq. late from Newburgh; he had, for a few days previous to his death, complained of illness, and on the evening of the 2d retired to his bed, and was found dead in the morning.
March 24, 1807
At Loonenburgh, on Saturday last, Capt. Jonathan Waring.
March 31, 1807
April 7, 1807
April 14, 1807
On the 26th December at Windham, Martinus Laraway, aged 46 years; he has left a widow and eight children to bewail his loss. As a man he was upright and honest, and rightly respected by all his acquaintance.
April 21, 1807
April 28, 1807
Of a consumption, on Saturday last, Mrs. Phebe Baker, wife of Mr. Ephraim Baker, aged 43. Affectionate as a wife, tender and exemplary as a mother and friend, Mrs. Baker was singularly dear to her connections. The various graces and virtues of Christianity were admirably blended in her temper and life during her long and lingering illness; and the placid serenity with which she met the king of terrors was evincive, that to her, death has no sting and that the grave had no victory. Her affections were placed on the enjoyments of a better world; she therefore closed her eyes on this with resignation and joy.
May 5, 1807 – June 23, 1807
June 30, 1807
At Sharon (Con.) on the 17th inst. after a distressing illness of 5d, Mr. Elias Woodruff, in the 71st year of his age.
July 7, 1807
July 21, 1807
On the 9 inst. of a lingering illness, Major Ignatius Van Orden of this town, aged 76 years – He deservedly bore the character of an honest dealer with his fellow men and was one of the first and warmest supporters of the patriotic principles of American Independence.
July 28, 1807
August 4, 1807 – September 29, 1807
October 6, 1807
On Saturday the 3d inst. the body of a man was found on the shore of the creek opposite the south end of this village. On examination by a coroner’s inquest, it appeared that the deceased was a Mr. John Scott, an inhabitant of Coxsackie. The jury nor suspecting any violence, were not very critical in their examination, and were accordingly generally under the impression that death was accidental. Immediately after the interment of the body, however, some circumstances came to the knowledge of the jury which gave rise to suspicions that he had been murdered, and the body was taken up and re-examined , on which was discovered evident marks of violence and such wounds as might have occasioned his death. Several persons have been since apprehended and examined and are now in custody waiting for further examination for the sad evident as respects the murderer or murderers we are yet in suspense.
October 13, 1807
October 20, 1807
Last Tuesday, Mr. Albertus Dubois, of this village, aged 82 years.
On Thursday morning, very suddenly, Beman B. Brockway, a very promising youth of 12 years, son of Mr. Beman Brockway of this village.
October 27, 1807
November 3, 1807
At Northfield, Ms. On the 26th ult. Doct. Junius Hulbert who formerly resided in the town of Bristol, State of New York.
November 10, 1807 – November 17, 1807
November 24, 1807
In this village on the 11th inst. after a long illness, Rufus Peckham, a very promising youth of about 18 years of age.
December 1, 1807 – December 29, 1807
January 5, 1808 – February 9, 1808
February 16, 1808
Suicide – Yesterday the wife of Mr. John Butler of Durham, put an end to her existence, by cutting her throat with a razor. – The cause of this unhappy event is not known. – It is said that she was well and rational, and performing her home work as usual at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.
February 23, 1808 – May 4, 1808
May 11, 1808 – May 25, 1808
June 1, 1808
June 8, 1808
Suicide – Last Friday morning the body of a young man very decently clad was found in Canton, suspended by a handkerchief to a limb of a small tree. On a piece of paper in the crown of his hat was written David Gibson’s property – he had been seen in Canton, and some of the neighboring towns, a day or two previous and shewed evident symptoms of insanity – indeed he said himself he was crazy, and wished to destroy himself – and even said that he had attempted, and should have effected it if the handkerchief had not broken, this was in some measure corroborated, by a handkerchiefs found in his pocket, after his decease torn in two – he said he had been to work in Kingston, at cabinet making, and was then going to visit his mother in Onondago county – After the verdict of the Coroner’s Jury, he was decently interred.
June 15, 1808 – June 29, 1808
July 6, 1808
Died last Monday morning, after a long and distressing illness, Capt. Benjamin Butler of this village.
July 13, 1808
Died at Dedham, Mass., the Hon. Fisher Ames.
July 27, 1808 – August 31, 1808
September 7, 1808
At Windham, on the 30th of August last, Mr. Levi Stocker.
In this village, last evening, Miss Jane Catharine Haight, daughter of Col. S. Haight, aged 10 year.
September 14, 1808
Vermont Sentinel - Shocking accident – On Tuesday last, a daughter of Ebenezer White, of this town, aged 3 year and a half, in playing before the fire while her parents were absent, accidentally communicated the flames to her clothes, and notwithstanding the distressed father flew to the relief of his child, almost at the same instant, the devouring element had made such ravages on her tender frame, that she survived but a few hours afterwards.
September 21, 1808 – September 28, 1808
October 5, 1808
On Sunday morning, at her brother’s house, at Cranbrook, in the 68th year if her age, Mrs. Paine, wife of Thomas Paine, author of “The Lights of Man”.
In this village, on Saturday se’nnight, Mr. Ebenezer Thorn.
On the Sunday following, Mrs. McFall, wife of Mr. Daniel McFall.
On Friday last, by a fall from the platform of a second story door of a water store, Mr. Daniel Shannon, lawyer.
October 12, 1808
October 19, 1808
On the 4th instant, at the Holland Purchase, Genesee, Capt. John Person, of this town, aged 36. He has left a widow with six young children, and aged parents to lament his loss. He was respected as a estimable member of community – and his death is generally regretted.
In this village, on Saturday, Sally-Ann, daughter of the Rev. David Porter, aged 4 year.
October 26, 1808 – November 23, 1808
November 30, 1808
In this town, on the 21st inst. Catharine Dedrick, aged 68.
December 7, 1808 – December 14, 1808
December 21, 1808
On Saturday morning last, at his Mansion-house in Summer Street, Boston, His Excellency James Sullivan, Governor’s Commander in Chief of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 64th year of his age. He was an eminent Lawyer, and at different times had sustained the offices of Attorney-General, Judge of the Supreme Court, Member of Council, National Commissioner, and lastly Chief Magistrate of the State
December 28, 1808
January 4, 1809 – February 8, 1809
February 15, 1809
February 22, 1809 – May 24, 1809
May 31, 1809
On Tuesday the 23d instant, the body of a man was taken up in the river about 2 miles above the Catskill ferry – He answered the description in dress and every other particular of a person who, about the last of April, fell from the schooner Harriot, from Albany, bound to Boston. He had on a blue sailor jacket, black silk vest, red flannel shirt, and blue trousers, with drawers under, he was bout five feet six inches, dark hair. The captain, after making an ineffectual attempt to save him left his name as Cornelius Pennim or Pencore, which, the people whom left could not recollect. The verdict of the coroner’s inquest was accidental drowning – the body was decently interred.
On the same day, a promising son of Mr. Brested Barns of this village, aged 5 years, fell off from one of the docks, and was drowned. – he had lain in the water but a short time before he was taken up, and every exertion made to reanimate the body, but without effect.
June 7, 1809
On Friday last, Mr. Asahel Jones of the town of Durham.
On Sunday morning, after an illness of only 4 days, Mr. Gilbert Drake of this village, aged 50.
June 14, 1809 – June 28, 1809
July 5, 1809
July 12, 1809 – August 16, 1809
August 23, 1809
At his seat at Lebanon his Excellency Jonathan Trumbul, Esq. Governor of the State of Connecticut, aged 69.
On Saturday evening last, in this village very suddenly, Mr. Abraham Van Gordon, Jun. aged 37 years.
August 30, 1809
Died in this town, on Thursday last, Capt. Philo Day, a man much respected, and much beloved. Few exceeded him in piety or usefulness. As a merchant, he was honest, as a parent and husband, he was affectionate and tender; as a Christian he was sincere – Doct. Mann was on his way to visit Mr. Day.
September 6, 1809 – September 20, 1809
September 27, 1809
Springfield, Essex Co – September 15, 1809 - Died last evening, Mr. Isaac Wade, of this village, in the 47th year of his age. His death is supposed to have been occasioned by skinning a cow which had died of some putrid disorder; the poison of which was communicated to his own system, through the medium of a small wound in his right hand. A few days after he had been thus engaged, he discovered an angry little pimple on the same arm, between the wrist and elbow, which was soon succeeded by a multitude of what are commonly called ganger blisters. The swelling and inflammation of his arm soon become excessive, and extended to his shoulder and breast, a mortification followed and terminated in his death, 14 days after the first appearance of infection.
The idea of taking the disorder from the carcass of the cow, was at first thought to be a vulgar notion – but upon enquiry it id found not to be a vulgar notion – but upon enquiry it is found not to be a solitary instance of this nature; several persons in the county of Essex have within a few years last their lives by similar means, and many have suffered severely. As far as has been ascertained, the danger seems to be confined to the heat of summer, and perhaps to dog days, it is hoped, however, that this subject will claim the attention of medical gentlemen, and that the public will be cautioned by them, as hundreds are every day pitting their lives in jeopardy for the pitful consideration of a few shillings.
October 4, 1809 – December 27, 1809
January 3, 1810 - January 17, 1810
January 24, 1810
On Wednesday evening the 17th inst. Mrs. Sarah Kierstead of this town aged 54 years. “Resign’d the fell superior to the dart” supported by Christian fortitude she waited the approach of death with the utmost composure – the grim Tyrant had no terrors for her. The separation from her children and her respected acquaintance, created the only pangs when soul and body parted.
January 31, 1810 - February 14, 1810
February 21, 1810
In this town Minerva Thorp aged 10 years, daughter of Mr. Peter Thorp.
In New-York Mr. Elisha Bishop, formerly of this town.
Mr. Shadrick Sherman, aged 37 years. His death was occasioned by an accident last Friday evening – he and another person were unloading and stowing hay in a barn – Mr. Sherman receiving it in the barn from the fork of the other on the load, when unfortunately, approaching too near the aperture for the receipt of the hay, he met the fork, one tine of which entered the socket of one of his eyes; he soon became senseless and expired on Monday evening – Mr. Sherman lately resided in Utica.
February 28, 1810 – April 25, 1810
May 2, 1810
May 9, 1810 – August 8, 1810
August 15, 1810
On the 8th instant, the Honorable John Broome, Esq. Lieutenant Governorof this State, aged 72 years.
August 22, 1810
August 29, 1810
At Albany on Saturday last, Mrs. Polly Wiswall, consort of Capt. Samuel Wiswall in the 32d year of her age.
September 5, 1810 - September 19, 1810
September 26, 1810
At New York on Friday last, after a severe illness of 10 days, Mr. James Chertham, editor and proprietor of the American Citizen (and Republican Watchtower) aged 38. A wife and 3 sons and 2 daughters survive his loss.
At Fairfield (Conn), Wm. Pitt Beers, Esq., clerk of the city and county of Albany in this State.
October 3, 1810
At Roxbury (NY) on the 17th ult. in the 76th year of his age, Mr. John Persen, a native of the Imbought in Catskill. He was universally beloved, respected and esteemed by all his neighbors and acquaintances. He was attentive and diligent in his occupation, punctual in his engagements, peaceable in society and charitable to the distressed.
October 10, 1810 – November 14, 1810
November 21, 1810
In this town on Friday last, very suddenly, Mr. James Van Volkenburgh aged about 50.
November 28, 1810
In this town on Wednesday last, Mr. Isaac Van Volkenburgh.
On Thursday an infant of Mr. Joseph Wilks.
On Friday, Mrs. ____ Shout, wife of Mr. Coenrad Shout.
December 5, 1810
December 12, 1810
December 19, 1810
Drowned in Athens, last Wednesday evening, Mr. Thomas Dillon, a respectable inhabitant of that village.
In this town on Thursday evening last, William Henry, son of Mr. Arnold Gates, aged 2 years, 7 months, 7 days.
December 26, 1810
January 2, 1811 – January 30, 1811
February 6, 1811
In Litchfield, Connecticut on the 23d of November last, Mrs. Sarah Shethar aged 82 years.
February 13, 1811 – April 10, 1811
April 17, 1811
At Albany, Solomon Townsend, Esquire, a Representative to the Legislature of the State, from the city of New-York in the 65th year of his age.
April 24, 1811 – May 8, 1811
May 15, 1811
At Batavia, Genesee County on the 17th ult. Charles Blanchard, Esq. Attorney at Law, once a resident in this town, formerly of New Hampshire in the 33rd year of his age.
-“Alas! Poor Charles! I knew him well – a man of infinite jest – most excellent fancy.”
May 22, 1811
In this village, an infant of Mr. Nathaniel Hinman.
May 29, 1811
June 5, 1811
June 12, 1811
June 19, 1811
June 26, 1811
In this village on Saturday the 22nd inst. Mr. Samuel Hull aged 72 years.
July 3, 1811 – August 7, 1811
August 14, 1811
Last Sunday, in this town, Mr. Samuel G. Hoyt, aged 23, late of the city of Hudson, formerly of Danbury, Connecticut.
August 21, 1811
On Monday evening last at his father’s in Chatham, Columbia County, Harry Darrow, of this village, third son of John Darrow, Esq. He was an excellent young man, universally esteemed by all who knew him, aged 19 years.
In this village on the 20th inst. Mr. James H. Rodgers, formerly of Long Island.
August 28, 1811
September 4, 1811
September 11, 1811
On Friday the 6th inst. Elexander Hamilton, son of Mr. Joseph G. Greenman, aged 5 months.
On Sunday the 25th August Chloe Blanchard, wife of Justice Blanchard, Esq. aged 44 years.
At Pittstown on Sunday the 11th inst. at an advanced age, Mr. Joseph Klein of that town.
September 11, 1811 – October 2, 1811
October 9, 1811
At Poughkeepsie, Mr. Nicholas Power, for many years the printer and editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal.
October 16, 1811 – November 13, 1811
November 21, 1811
November 28, 1811
December 4, 1811
In Coxsackie on the 22d ult. Mr. Ezekiel Fitch, a native of Lebanon, Conn. in the 79th year of his age.
Distressing accident – last Thursday a son of Nathaniel Ells, of this village, aged 5 years, received a kick on his head by a horse which fractured his skull in so shocking a manner, that he died in about forty hours after.
December 11, 1811
December 18, 1811
Last Sunday, Mrs. Sally Calkins, wife of Mr. Enoch Calkins, of this place.
December 25, 1811
January 1, 1812 – January 15, 1812
January 22, 1812
On the 16th inst. departed this life, in the 48th year of her age, Mrs. Sarah Hill, consort of Capt. Richard Hill of this place. Mrs. Hill retired to rest Wednesday evening in usual health; but in the latter part of the night was seized with an apoplectic fit and expired in a few moments. In the death of Mrs. Hill, her surviving husband and four children sustain an irreparable loss – But we believe their loss was her unspeakable gain – Her character as a woman, a mother, a friend and a Christian, needs no eulogium. Her memory will ever remain dear to the church of Christ, of which for many years, she was an ornament. The funeral was attended the Sabbath following, and a sermon preached on the occasion, from Matthew 24.44 “Therefore be ye so ready, for on such an hour as ye think not, the son of man cometh.”
At Philadelphia, on the 5th inst. Joseph Dennis, Esq. Editor of the “Port Folio”.
At Charletton, (Mass.) on Sunday week, Commodore Samuel Nicholson, senior-officer of the Navy of the United Sates, aged 69 years.
January 29, 1812 – February 5, 1812
February 12, 1812
February 19, 1812 – March 4, 1812
March 11, 1812
March 18, 1812 - April 8, 1812
April 15, 1812
April 22, 1812
April 29, 1812 – May 6, 1812
May 13, 1812 – May 27, 1812
June 3, 1812
June 10, 1812
At Albany, on the 30th ult. in the 42d year of his age, Mr. Robert Barber, printer, brother-in-law to the editor of the Albany Register.
June 17, 1812
Last Thursday, after a long and distressing illness, Mrs. Selena Blakslee, wife of Mr. Orator Blakslee of this village, aged 25 years.
June 24, 1812
July 1, 1812 – August 5, 1812
August 12, 1812
August 19, 1812 – October 21, 1812
October 28, 1812
November 4, 1812 – December 30, 1812
January 6, 1813 – May 26, 1813
June 2, 1813
June 9, 1813 – December 31, 1813
January 1, 1814 -
April 27, 1814
May 4, 1814
May 11, 1814
On the 1st inst. at his seat at Croton river in the town of Cortlandt, the Hon. Pierre Van Cortlandt, in the 94th year of his age.
May 18, 1814
May 25, 1814
At Coxsackie, on Friday the 12th inst. of a consumption, Mr. Peter Adams, son of the Hon. Peter C. Adams, of that place, aged 21 years and 9 months,
June 1, 1814
At Kingston, on the 21st ult. Hon. John Tremper, Esq., aged 36 , first Judge of Ulster County.
At Newburgh, on the 23d ult. Hezekiah Belknap, Jun., Esq., one of the members elect of the legislature of this state, of Orange County.
June 7, 1814
June 15, 1814
Melancholy accident - Last Saturday, a sand bank, where some men had been digging to repair the dam at Wolcott's mill, caved off and fell with such a force against a son of Mr. Wolcott and a promising youth of seven or eight years of age, as to precipitate him into the creek, in shoal water - he was almost instantly taken out, and although no external bruises could be discovered on his body, he survived the shock but half an hour.
On Thursday last, after a short illness, the Hon. Hezeliah L. Hosmer, Esq., Recorder of this city, formerly a representative in Congress from this county - Hudson Bee
June 22, 1814
June 29, 1814 - July
July 13, 1814
Last Monday morning, Mr. Michael Phillips, of this town, aged about 55.
July 20, 1814 -
September 21, 1814
September 28, 1814
At Utica on the 16th inst. while on a visit to her friends at Whitestown, Mrs. Sylvina Ashley, consort of Mr. Henry Ashley, of this village, aged 34 years.
In this village, on the 24th inst. Mrs. Margaret Graham, w/o Mr. Charles G. Graham.
At Middleburg, VT on the 17th inst., Eley, w/o George Winslow of the U.S. Army.
October 5, 1814 -
October 12, 1814
October 19, 1814
In this village on the 16th inst., Mrs. Gitty Dubois, consort of Mr. John Dubois.
At Broome, on the 13th inst. of a thp(h)us fever, William Edgar Hawley, s/o Mr. E. Hawley, Jun. aged 4 years and 6 months.
October 26, 1814 -
November 2, 1814
November 9, 1814
At Richmond, VA, Samuel Pleasants, Esq., late editor of the Virginia Argus.
At Charleston, S.C., Thomas C. Cox, Esq., formerly editor of the Times.
In England, the famous C. Dibden, author of 1200 songs, many plays, etc.
November 16, 1814
At Broome, Schoharie Co, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Helme, consort of Capt. Woodhall Helme.
November 23, 1814 -
December 7, 1814
December 14, 1814
In this village, on the 9th inst., Miss Augustian Day, an amiable d/o Mrs. Emma Day, in the 13th year of her age.
December 21, 1814 -
December 28, 1814
January 4, 1815
On the 1st inst. Mr. Ephraim Baker, aged 49 years and late a respectable merchant of this village.
January 11, 1815
In this village on Saturday evening last, after a very painful illness, Miss Sally-Ann Croswell, in the 16th year of her age, daughter of the Editor of this paper.
At Athens, on the 2d inst. of a lingering consumption, Mrs. Sally Sanderson, consort fo Mr. Reuben Sanderson, aged 30.
January 18, 1815 –
March 8, 1815
March 15, 1815
In this village on the 8th inst. Miss Sally Bogardus, daughter of Mr. John Bogardus, in the 26th year of her age.
On the 11th inst. Mr. John Overbagh, aged about 65 years.
At Cairo on the 10th inst. Mr. Ebenezer Hall. He was buried on Sunday with Masonic honors.
At Windham, on Friday morning, the 10th inst. of a short but distressing illness, Mr. Medad Hunt Tuttle, son of Col. Jehiel Tuttle aged 21 year.
March 22, 1815
In this village, on the 16th inst. Delia, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry M’Kinstry, aged 1 year and 6 months.
On the 17th inst. a daughter of Mr. Philip Conine aged 5 years.
At Kiskatom, (this town) Mr. Jonathan Purington.
March 29, 1815 – May
May 10, 1815
At Windham, on the 5th inst. Doct. Elizier Wheeler, (mentioned in out paper some weeks since, as having attacked and killed a wolf) aged 57 years. His disease was the hydrophobia or canine madness, occasioned by the bite of the wolf. He was ill but 4 days.
May 17, 1815 – June
June 14, 1815
In this village, on the 10th inst. very suddenly, Mr. Cornelius Clark, aged 40 years.
At Cairo, some time since, William Sayre Stoddard, son of Neri Stoddard,, Esq. aged about 5 years.
June 21, 1815
In Virginia on the 27th day of March last, of a prevailing epidemic, after a short illness, Henry Whitbeck Nichols, A.M. for several years, presiding principal of Washington College, founded and endowed by the late General Washington, Hanover, near Richmond, eldest son of John Nichols, Esq. of Athens, in the thirty-seventh year of his age, to the inexpressible grief of his widow and numerous family connections. – “In the midst of life we are in death”
June 28, 1815
At Salisbury, Conn. on Thursday last, Mr. Mark Spencer in the 78th year of his age.
July 5, 1815
Drowned in this village, on Friday last, Frederick Olcott, son of John S. Olcott, in the 5th year of his age.
July 12, 1815
July 19, 1815
At Madison, this town, about the 8th inst., Mr. ---- Fowkes, wife of Mr. Samuel Fowkes.
July 26, 1815 –
August 9, 1815
August 16, 1815
Lamented obituary – Died at Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday afternoon, the honorable James A. Bayard, one of our late commissioners at Ghent. Mr. Bayard had been long the favorite of the federal party, who elected him to the highest distinctions within their gift and but Mr. B was not a bigoted partisan; he recollected that his duty was to serve his country not his party. He possessed fine talents and a high sense of honor; he lived respected, and his death is mourned by all.
August 23, 1815
Obituary – It is with regret we notice the death of his honor Chaunery Goodrich, Lieutenant-Governor of the State of Connecticut. He died at Hartford; on the 18th inst. in the 57th year of his age.
August 30, 1815
September 6, 1815
On Saturday last, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian patience and fortitude, Miss Mary Lawrence, in the 21st year of her age an amiable daughter of Col. Merchant Lawrence of his town.
September 13, 1815 –
September 20, 1815
September 27, 1815
In this village, on the 24th inst. George Clinton Davison, son of Mr. Peter Davison, aged 2 year 6 months.
On the 23d inst. Miss Sally Bruce, aged about 16 years.
October 4, 1815 –
October 11, 1815
October 18, 1815
In this village on the 12th inst. Abraham, infant son of Mr. E. Bogardus.
Yesterday, John, son of Mr. ---- Bruce, aged 7 years.
October 25, 1815
In this village, on the 17th inst. Edmund, son of Mr. Erastus Beach, aged 5 years and 8 months.
Yesterday, Catharine, daughter of Mr. Nathan Bruce, aged about 12 years.
November 1, 1815
November 8, 1815
At Coxsackie, on the 2d inst. Miss Hannah Van Den Burgh, daughter of Mr. Robert Van Den Burgh, aged 18 years. She sustained a very painful and lingering disease with Christian submission, and died in full assurance of a happy immortality.
In this village on the 4th inst., Mrs. ----- Forest.
November 15, 1815
November 22, 1815
In this village, on the 15th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth Ten Broeck, wife of Mr. John V.R. Ten Broeck, aged 24 years.
November 29, 1815
December 6, 1815
In this village, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Sina Whitbeck, aged 62 years.
At Cairo, on the 24th ult. Mrs. Elsea Gale, wife of Doct. James Gale, aged 36 years.
December 13, 1815
December 20, 1815
At Athens, on the 14th inst. John Nichols, Esq. aged 66 years.
December 27, 1815
January 3, 1816 -
January 10, 1816
January 17, 1816
At Lexington, on the 7th inst. after a long and painful indisposition, which he bore with chrisitan fortitude and resignation, Capt. Daniel Miles, a respectable inhabitant of that town, in the 68th year of his age.
At Windham, of the small pox, a child of Mr. Gladden.
January 24, 1816
February 7, 1816
On the 1st inst. in the village of Jefferson, this town, Mrs. Hannah Bellamy, wife of Joel Bellamy, Esq., aged 37 years.
February 14, 1816
February 21, 1816
In this village on the 17th inst., Eliza, infant daughter of Mr. Joseph Penfield.
February 28, 1816
March 6, 1816
In this village on the 28th ult. Mrs. Davenport, aged 73 years.
March 13, 1816
On Tuesday evening, the 27th ult. at his residence in Greenwich, in the 78th year of his age, the Right Rev. Benjamin Moore, D.D. Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the state of New-York and Rector of Trinity church, in the city of New-York – on the 1st inst. his remains were interred in the cemetery of Trinity Church. The body (says the Columbian) was attended from Vesey-street, through a crowd of spectators with which Broadway was thronged, by a numerous and respectable procession, headed by the charity scholars and composed of the reverend clergy of different denominations, officers of the church, physicians, and citizen of all religious sects, desirous of testifying their respect for a departed fellow citizen of distinguished worth and eminence. A solemn dirge was performed in the church and an impressive funeral discourse pronounced by bishop Hobart – to an accessible part of the spacious building was filled [The event was announced and an appropriate and impressive discourse, illustrating the life and virtues of the venerable deceased, delivered on Sunday last, by the Rev. Mr. Prentice, in St. Luke’s Church in this village]
March 20, 1816 -
April 17, 1816
April 24, 1816
In this village on the 16th inst. Mr. Abner Miller, aged about 50 years.
April 30, 1816
In the village of Jefferson, this town, on Sunday morning last, very suddenly, Mrs. Maria Kiersted, wife of Mr. Luke Kiersted and only daughter of Isaac Van Loan, Esq., aged 20 years.
Firms changes hands to M. Croswell & Son as of May 1, 1816.
May 1, 1816 –
December 31, 1816
January 1, 1817 –
April 30, 1817
May 7, 1817 – July
6, 1817 (should be August 6, 1817)
August 13, 1817
At Oxford, Chenango County, on the 31st ult, very suddenly, Mrs. Rachel Willcox, w3ife of Mr. Ira Willcox, and daughter of Moses Austin, Esq., of Durham, in the 24th year of her age. She had endeared herself to her parents and friends by early acts of piety, religion and morality; and expired perfectly resigned to the will of her maker.
August 20, 1817 –
August 27, 1817
September 3, 1817
On Friday, the 29th ult. very suddenly, Mrs. Fanny Spencer, wife of Mr. Mark Spencer, merchant, of this village.
At Charleston (SC), on the evening of the 6th of August 1817, the Rigth Rev. Theodore Dehon, D.D., Bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church in the Dioces (sic) of S. Carolina, aged 41. He was among the first victims of the yellow fever. The universal sensations of sorrow excited by the demise of this accomplished divine and scholar are evidences that his loss will be long and severely felt.
September 10, 1817 –
September 24, 1817
October 1, 1817
In this village, on the 27th ult. after a protracted and painful illness, Mrs. Charity Hawley, wife of Maj. E. Hawley, merchant, aged 31 years.
On the 29th ult. Marietta, infant daughter of Maj. E. Hawley, aged 10 months.
On the same day, Mr. Enoch Calkins, aged 70 years.
At the Pine Plains, on Saturday the 20th ult., after a short but painful illness, Mrs. Mary Bostwick, wife of Mr. R. W. Bostwick, (of the firm of Fyler Dibblee, & Co. Merchants,) in the 23d year of her age. The task of announcing the death of Mrs. Bostwick is in a high degree painful, for in it every circumstance conspires to excite the finest feelings of the human heart.
To those who were acquainted with Mrs. Bostwick’s life and character are her best encomiums. She possessed a mind highly cultivated, manners easy and graceful, and these, with a piety uniform and cheerful, secured to her the esteem of all who knew her, while they promised to her near relatives and friends, and especially to her affectionate husband, years of refined friendship, and the sublimest earthly joys. But, alas! Death hath disappointed the fondest hopes, and hath left them but the recollection of her accomplishments and her virtues, the patience and resignation of her sickness and death, and her assurance of a blessed immortality, to console them. Blessed shade, farewell! We will revere thy name, and imitate thy virtues.
At Roxbury, Delaware county, on the 21st ult. in the 12th year of her age, Eliza Rebecca Romeyn, youngest daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Romeyn.
October 8, 1817 -
October 22, 1817
October 29, 1817
At Cairo, on the 26th inst., Mrs. Sayre, wife of Daniel Sayre, Esq., aged 45 years.
At Franklin, Delaware County, on the 10th inst. of an apoplexy, Mrs. Elizabeth Mills, aged 64 years. In early life she engaged in practical piety and godliness.
November 5, 1817
In this village, on the 1st inst., Fanny Thomson infant daughter of Mr. Mark Spencer.
On the 2d inst. Mrs. Sarle, wife of Mr. Robert Sarle.
At Cherry Valley, on the 15th September, Mr. Samuel R. Brown, of Auburn, in Cayuga county – author of the “Western Gazetteer or Emigrant’s Directory”, recently published. The death of Mr. Brown is a public loss, as he had engaged to procure by traveling, much additional information for a second edition of the “Western Gazetteer”, which would have been valuable.
At Westport (Mass.), on the 7th September, Paul Cuffee, a very respectable man of colour, celebrated for missions to several parts of the eastern continent, to promote the welfare of his Affrican brethren.
November 12, 1817
Departed this life, on Sunday morning, the 9th inst. at his seat in the village of Athens, Major-General Samuel Haight. In the annunciation of the death of our distinguished fellow citizen, we feel, with community, the depth of the loss. Gen. Haight, in the character of Senator from this district, and in an almost uninterrupted series of public duties, was active and faithful – and he was equally distinguished for urbanity, and the gentler virtues of domestic life. The honours of his country and the esteem of his fellow men were alike - his pride and reward. His remains were interred in the family vault at Athens, with Masonic honours, on the 11th inst.
At Livingstonville, in the town of Broome Co of Schoharie, on the 31st ult., Catharine Augusta Livingston, wife of Jacob Livingston, Esq.
November 19, 1817
November 26, 1817
At Savannah, on the 4th inst. after a short but painful attack of the prevailing fever, Evitts Moody, aged 20 years and 11 months, son of Evitts Moody, senior of Washington, Litchfield, Conn. [Mr. Moody, formerly resided in this town and has left many friends who feel his loss]
December 3, 1817
At Madison, this town, Mr. Francis Belting, aged about 23 years. His death was occasioned by a fall from the second to the 1st floor of his barn on the night of the 22d ult. He was found the following marooning, totally insensible, and his skull fractured – he lingered until Thursday last, when he expired.
In this village, on Friday last, George, infant son of Mr. Adonijah Sherman.
December 10, 1817 –
December 17, 1817
December 24, 1817
On the 23d November at New Orleans, with the liver complaint, Wm. C.C. Clairborne, Esq. late governor of Louisiana and recently chosen US senator from that state.
December 31, 1817
January 7, 1818 –
January 28, 1818
February 4, 1818
At Coxsackie, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Frances Kirtland, wife of Dorrance Kirtland, Esq. aged 51 years. The death of this estimable woman is an irreparable loss to all those who were united to her by the endearing toes of relationship or intimacy. She was a crown to her husband – a blessing to her children exemplary and amiable in her character – possessing all those frank and generous qualities which result from the finest sensibilities and sympathies of our nature. She lived esteemed and died lamented.
The virtues mild, the softer charities,
Connubial love, maternal tenderness,
Friendships sincere, and piety unfeigned.
She was a modest and humble follower of her Divine Saviour, and evinced in her life, the excellency of the religion she professed. She supported the anguish of a long illness with composure and resignation, and looked forward with transport to the hour when she should slumber in the grave, and her soul awake to joys eternal in the kingdom of her God.
February 11, 1818
In this town, on Monday last, Mr. Peter Overbaugh, aged 79 years.
At Philadelphia, on the 21st inst. Dr. Caspar Wistar, aged 56 – a first rate physician and professor of anatomy in the university of Pennsylvania. He has long been famous in the medical world, and was exceedingly well versed in the sciences generally. His decease is a public calamity.
February 18, 1818 –
February 25, 1818
March 4, 1818
At New-Haven, on the 21st ult. very suddenly, Gen. David Humphreys, aid-de-camp to Gen. Washington, Minister to several foreign courts, etc, during the revolution and a distinguished literary and political character.
March 11, 1818
At Cornwall, Conn. on the 17th Feb. Henry Obookiah, aged 26, a native of Owhyhee, and a member of the Foreign Mission School.
This youth who was, a few years since, a poor ignorant heathen, has in the last years of his life and in his death afforded an example of the power of religion, an example worthy of a Christian. He became hopefully pious four or five years since, and joined the church of Rev. Mr. Mills of Torringford.
The day before his death, he said, in rather a mournful tone, “I shall never more see Owhyhee.” Still he did not seem to repine. He was asked, if it were left to him to choose, which he should prefer, to live or die? He answered, “I do not know, I desire most of all to live to do good; if it was not for this, I do not wish to live another moment.”
The last days of his life, when he was scarcely able to speak, he requested that his countrymen might be called in, and take seats around his bed. When this was done, he addressed them in their own language, in a most affectionate and interesting manner, until he was exhausted. The subject on which he spoke were chiefly –
to Christian friends who had done so much for them;
And the necessity of immediately preparing to follow him into eternity;
He told them they had in this country neither father nor mother to take care of them, but they must make God their friend, and they need not fear.
His last day in this world appeared to be his happiest. Though he suffered through the day, what were considered the agonies of death; there was almost a constant smile upon his countenance, this remained in a striking manner after his soul had departed – it was such an expression of joy in his last moments, that a pious friend, who was his constant attendant, said his heaven commenced on earth.
He has already been the instrament (sic) of accomplishing a great work. To his arrival in this country, and his subsequent sobriety and piety, is to be ascribed, under God, the rise of a most interesting seminary for the education of youth from foreign lands. He has also been the instrument of exciting a great interest in favor of his own country.
Hi funeral was attended on Thursday the 17th inst. by many weeping friends, and several of the clergy in the vicinity. The Rev. Mr. Beecher, of Litchfield, preached the solemn occasion from P’s xcvii.1.2.
March 25, 1818
At his seat at Locust Grove near Louisville, Ken. on the 13th ult. General George Roger Clark, who was received the appellation of the Father of the western Country, in the 66th year of his age.
In the township of Piscataway, NJ, on the 28th ult., Mr. – Van Gelder, at the age of one hundred and sixteen years and six months.
April 1, 1818
April 8, 1818
In this village on the evening of Saturday the 4th inst. after a lingering illness, Nathan Cole, aged 20 years.
At the village of Oswego, on the 28th day of March, Adela Maria, eldest daughter of James F. Wight Esq. formerly of this village. At a moment when the most flattering prospects of future excellence, and unusual intellect, gladdened the fond parent’s heart, “the destroyer came”. The morning rose is kept in its bud. Pestilential blasts have withered its beauty, and it moulders in the dust.
On the 25th ult. at Cumberland Island, in the state of Georgia, Gen. Henry Lee, at the seat of Mrs. Shaw, daughter of the late Gen. Green. Among his voluminous manuscript papers, there is believed to be a history of the recent war.
April 22, 1818
April 29, 1818
In Jefferson, this town, on Sunday last, Mr. James Brown, aged 60 years.
At Lexington, on the 19th inst. Mrs.. Beda Pratt, wife of Mr. Zadock Pratt Jun. in the 26th year of her age, of a consumption. Her sickness was borne with Christian fortitude and she died enjoying a glorious prospect beyond the Grave.
In Abermarle, the 22d of March, Mr. William Goolsby, a man who had reached the age of 108 years, in the possession of almost every faculty – His sight was so good that he never wore spectacles, his form was by no means emaciated and what is more remarkable, he had at his death every tooth perfectly sound, his head from a snow white, had for some years been gradually turning black, and he appeared, and certainly believed that he was reverting to youth. His habit through life had been very irregular, having for the greater part of it been very intemperate, yet he never had recourse to an apothecary’s shop, always starving himself into a cure – Even at this advanced age, so powerful was the struggle of Nature, and so obstinate its resistance, that he died almost in convultions – His wife, who was his first and early companion, being but a few years younger than himself, is still alive possessing great activity both of mind and body. They have lived upwards of eighty years together. (Richmond Enquirer)
May 6, 1818 – May
May 20, 1818 – May
June 3, 1818
At New Brunswick, NJ, the Rev. Doct. John Schuneman, professor of pastoral theology and ecclesiastical history, in the Theological College.
June 10, 1818
July 17, 1818
At Kaloroma, Russ., Mrs. Ruth Barlow, relict of the late Joel Barlow, Esq., formerly Ambassador from the US to France. Mrs. Barlow was formerly Miss Baldwin of Conn. and was distinguished for her talents and virtues.
June 24, 1818
July 1, 1818
At Athens, on the 28th ult. very suddenly, Mrs. Alida Tolley, wife of Wm. Tolley, Esq.
July 8, 1818
July 15, 1818
In this village, on the 11th inst. Mrs. Lucy Stow, wife of Mr. Chauncey Stow, aged about 36 years.
July 22, 1818
At Woodstock, Ulster Co. on the 17th inst. in the 50th year of his age, the Rev. Jeremiah Romeyn, one of the ministers, and honorary Hebrew professor in the Reformed Dutch Church – after a severe illness of 4 months.
At Auburn, on the 28th ult. Mrs. Alice Brown, wife of William Brown, Esq., aged 39 years.
July 29, 1818 –
August 5, 1818
August 12, 1818
On Sunday last, after a long illness, John Blanchard, Esq., aged about 78 years. A revolutionary officer and long a respectable inhabitant of this village.
At Mount Vernon, in the vicinity of New York, Mrs. Maria Clinton, wife of his excellency Governor Clinton.
August 19, 1818
August 26, 1818
In this village on Friday morning last, Capt. Terrence Donnelly in the 63d year of his age. His remains were interred on Saturday, with Masonic honours, attended by a large concourse of citizens.
On Saturday last, Hester, daughter of Robert Sarle, aged 14 months.
September 2, 1818
September 9, 1818
In this village on the 6th inst. Mr. Darius Cook, son of Mr. Ephraim Cook, of Wallingsford, Conn., aged 24 years.
At Athens on the 5th inst. Mr. Peter I. Bogardus.
At Sullivan, 12th ult. of a cancer, Mrs. Esther White, wife of Col. Solomon W., aged 66 years. The cancer commenced on her upper lip about 17 years ago. Ulceration began about 10 years since. In its progress it destroyed the whole of the face, skin muscles and bones, excepting about half of the lower jaw. For 6 months previous to her death she had been a moving spectacle of horror, her bodily health being perfectly good, but totally blind, deaf and speechless. She prepared her own food after it was cooked, and with a spoon, but latterly with her fingers, put into the oesphagus, a passage to the stomach. After destroying the eyes and eye brows, it made its way into the brain and she died without pain or even a struggle, with a full reliance on the promises of the Gospel and perfectly resigned to the will of her Heavenly Father.
September 16, 1818
In this town, on the 11th inst. Mrs. Ellen Van Bergen, wife of Garret Van Bergen, Esq., aged 32 years.
At Hudson, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Eliza P. Dexter, wife of John B. Dexter, aged 24 years.
At Fort Meigs, on the 12th ult. the Hon. John Lovett, late of Albany – a gentleman “distinguished” for his scholarship and for an uncommon share of literally taste and genius.
At his farm, on Laurel Hill, Penn., on the 31st ult. Major-General Arthur St. Clair, a venerable patriot of the revolution.
At Milton, NY Mr. Alexander Ross, aged 120 years. He was a native of Scotland, and served in the army of the Pretender in 1745.
September 23, 1818
At Durham, on the 11th ult. after a short illness, Mrs. Abigail Hervey, wife of Mr. Obed Hervey.
September 30, 1818
October 7, 1818
In this village on the 30th ult. after a short but severe illness, Mr. Henry W. Field, in the 23d year of his age.
In Hector, Seneca Co, on the 7th ult. Mr. Obed Hervey, jun., son of Mr. Obed Hervey of Windham, aged 34 year.
October 14, 1818
At his residence in Bridgewater, Mass. after a short but distressing illness, Abner Alden, MD, son of Mr. Eliab Alden, Cairo, Greene County, in the 28th year of his age. As a son he was tender and affectionate, as a brother kind and condescending, as a friend beloved and respected, as a Physician prudent and vigilant. During his last illness, he was perfectly resigned to the will of Providence, dying in the triumphs of hope in Christ his Saviour. In the decease of this worthy man his parents and friends experience the severst loss, but submit to the universal decree of Jehovah “Dust thou art and unto dust shall thou return.”
At Troy Gen. David Van Ness, formerly of Rhinebeck in the 74th year of his age – an officer of the revolution.
At New-London, Gen. Jedidiah Huntington, aged 79, a distinguished patriot of the revolution.
October 21, 1818
October 28, 1818
In this village, on the 24th inst. Mr. John Grant.
November 4, 1818
November 11, 1818
At Unadilla, Otsego Co, on the 29th ult. Hiram L. Warner, aged 19, son of Mr. David Warner, of New-Milford, Connecticut.
November 18, 1818
It is with uncommon feelings of regret that we are called upon to announce the death of Ira Day, who expired suddenly yesterday morning, in the 52d year of his age. Mr. Day has been long engaged in extensive mercantile transactions; a recent failure in which, produced a partial insanity, and has thus deprived the community of his life and of his usefulness. The deceased occupied a large space in society; and his loss will be deeply and materially felt. His dealings were marked with strict integrity, - and the indigent even found him a benefactor and a friend –He was, indeed, made up of those qualities that constitute a valuable and respectable citizen. To his family and relatives, this event is peculiarly afflicting, and we can only point to HIM, whose “ways are past finding out and for solace and consideration in the misteriousness of his dispensation.
At New Port, R.I. Mr. Job E. Townsend, collector of that port, formerly of this village.
November 25, 1818
In this village, on the 23d inst. Mr. Edmund Brumhall, aged 29 years, late of Franklin, Delaware Co.
December 2, 1818
At Somers, Westchester Co., on the 17 ult. after a lingering illness, Darius Crosby, Esq., senator elect from the southern District, in the Legislature of this state.
December 9, 1818 – December 23, 1818
December 30, 1818
In this village on the 28th inst. after a short illness, Mrs. – Wells, wife of Elijah Wells.
January 6, 1819
In Broome, on the 26th ult. of an apoplexy, Mr. William Ellarson, in the 40th year of his age. His funeral was attended on the Monday following, with Masonic honors, and a discourse delivered by the Rev. James Young, from Luke xii 40 – to a numerous and affected audience. Mr. Ellerson has left an affectionate and disconsolate widow, with three small children, to mourn his sudden and untimely death, and society has lost an active and useful member.
In this village, on the 30th ult. Mr. James Garrish, aged 45 years.
January 13, 1819 - January 27, 1819
February 3, 1819
At Windham, on the 11th ult. Mr. Samuel Ives, aged 74 years after a protracted illness of nearly five years, which he bore with Christian patience and resignation. He was among the number who first formed the church in the town and has continued to adorn his profession and died in the enjoyment of a well-grounded hope of an interest in the atoning blood of a saviour. His funeral was attended on the Tuesday following by a large and respectable number of people and an appropriate discourse delivered on the occasion, by the Rev. Mr. Stimson from Job 42.5,6.
February 10, 1819
February 17, 1819
In Albany on the evening of the 5th inst. after a lingering illness, Mrs. Hannah Van Buren, wife of the Hon. Martin Van Buren, in the 36th year of her age. The death of this amiable and excellent woman, is severely felt by a numerous circle of relatives and friends. As a daughter and a sister, a wife and mother, her loss is deeply deplored and for in all those various relations she was affectionate, tender, and truly estimable. But the tear of sorrow is almost dried by the reflection, that she lived the life, and died the death of the righteous.
February 24, 1819
At Durham, on the 12th inst. Capt. Aaron Thorp in the 74th year of his age; one of the first settlers of said town and one of the surviving officers of the Revolution – He was esteemed as a man of integrity, and professed an interest in the Great Redeemer of the world.
March 3, 1819
March 10, 1819
In this town, on the 6th inst. Mr. William Rodgers only son of Capt. C. Rodgers, in the 22d year of his age.
At Hudson, Miss Sarah Hogeboom an amiable and accomplished daughter of John C. Hogeboom, Esq.
March 17, 1819
March 24, 1819
In this village, on the 21st inst. James E. Dayton, son of Mr. Wm. Dayton, in the 9th year of his age.
March 31, 1819
April 7, 1819
At Coxsackie, on the 26th ult., very suddenly, Mr. James McVickar in the 44th year of his age, formerly a merchant of that place.
April 14, 1819
In this village, on the 9th inst., Mr. John Hill, a young gentleman of much promise, son of Mr. Hiland Hill, aged 20 years. He endured a long, painful illness, with much patience and Christian fortitude in the triumph of faith.
At Charleston, SC, on a journey for his health, the Rev. William H. Northrop [we are reluctantly compelled to omit the biographical sketch until our next]
April 21, 1819
April 28, 1819
At Sacket’s Harbor on the 14th inst. much lamented, Lieut. Lewis German, of the US Navy and son of Gen. Obadiah German of Chenango. He was a brave and meritorious officer –second in command on Lake Ontario and nobly defended his country in the late war, under the gallant Hull & Brainbridge on board the Constitution frigate when Guerriere Java British frigates were taken.
May 5, 1819
In this town, on the 27th ult. Mr. David Van Bergen aged 59 years.
At his seat in Belmont, near Baltimore, the Hon. Alexander C. Hanson, a senator of the U. States from Maryland, aged 33 years.
May 12, 1819 – June 2, 1819
June 9, 1819
At Montpelier, in France, where he had gone for the benefit of his health, Mr. Albert Backus, lately of Rochester, Genessee County. He was the second son of the late Dr. Agel Backus, and an amiable and accomplished young gentleman.
June 16, 1819
June 23, 1819
In this town on the 10th inst. Miss Margaret Schoonmaker, daughter of Egbert Schoonmaker, in the 26th year of her age. To portray her character would be a difficult task; view it on which side we may there is always something to admire in every situation of life. She was truly amiable. She was always affable, and when her spirits were not too much depressed by sickness, was an instructive and entertaining companion. As a sister, a relation or a friend, she was exemplary and relying on the assurance of “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord “we may in full security believe that she will meet an ample reward for her sufferings in the mansions of her God. Each eye admir’d her and each heart approv’d. She died lamented, as she liv’d belov’d.
June 30, 1819
At Mexico, Oswego county, Mr. Isaac Douglass, son of Mr. Stephen Douglass, of that town. A sketch of some of the facts relative to the life and death of one who has been so often before our readers in the character of a writer, will not, we hope, be deemed impertinent. The deceased, after receiving a preparatory course of education at Hamilton, entered the Academy at Montgomery as assistant teacher. In the spring of 1816, he removed to Catskill, and in the fall of 1817 commenced his theological studies. The superintendence of a daily school, and incessant application, originated a disease which induced him to return to Mexico, with the hope of restoring his health by relaxation. But every exertion was unavailing – His midnight vigils had impaired beyond recovery a constitution naturally delicate; He gradually wasted beneath his disorder, and expired in the 16th inst. His piety was of the practical kind, and adorned his faith with living emblems of its purity. The gentleness of his disposition, and the urbanity of his manners, gained him the strongest affection of his friends, and the good will of all. In his writings he was not less happy than in his virtues. The “Brief Scripture Remarker” of which Nos. he was the author, gained no inconsiderable degree of celebrity. He also published a series of poetical pieces under the head of “Sacred Effusions”, several numbers of “The Babbler”, and a great variety of miscellaneous productions. At no time, however, did he descend to mere trifles – everything from his pen was intended to inculcate some religious or moral truth. During his long illness, he exhibited the same cheerfulness and patience that shed so mild a luster over his life: And in the hour of death, the God he trusted in did not forsake him. The following facts are from a letter from his father to the Editor, “He appeared to gain strength of mind for some days before he died. Two days before, he was sustained on his bed, and made a long prayer, which was done with firmness of mind, and with propriety. During his exertion, his strength held out beyond our expectations. On the last day of his life, he did his great duty to his family with composure, speaking to every individual. About twenty minutes before he died, he mentioned that he felt stronger and stronger in Christ.” There is something deeply humbling to the mind of man, that wealth, nor rank, nor learning, can shield him from the inevitable chance of death – That an early exhibition of genius and worth are two often the premature annunciations of his approach – and that all things pertaining to knowledge, do but hasten and consummate his reign. But humbling as this state of man is, it is crowned with an undying consolation – that the shortest time, if rightly improved, is long enough for preparation; and that an exchange under these circumstances, is gain eternal.
“Servant of God, well done!
Rest from thy lov’d employ; |
The battle’s fought, the vict’ry won
Enter thy master’s joy.”
July 7, 1819
July 14, 1819
In this town, on the 13th inst. Mr. Wilhelmus Brandow, aged about 70 years.
It becomes our painful duty to record the death of General Levin Winder, late Governor of this State, and R.W. Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the state of Maryland, who died on the 1st inst. in the 63d year of his age. (Baltimore Fed. Rep.)
July 21, 1819
At Coventry, Chenango County, John Mandelville, Esqr. aged about 65 years. A correspondent at Coventry says, “in his death we have lost a respectable citizen, a firm and zealous patriot, and an honest man.”
In Jerusalem, on the 8th inst. Jemima Wilkinson, aged about 75 years. She was a traveling preacher in England many years ago. For some time past she has directed a sect of religionists in Jerusalem – sometimes she called herself “the saviour,” and died as the “universal friend.”
July 28, 1819
August 4, 1819
In this village, on the 31st ult., Mr. Francis Botsford, a respectable inhabitant, aged 47 years. His illness was long, painful, but sustained with Christian piety and submission.
At Lexington, on the 22nd inst. after a short and distressing illness,, Mrs. Elenor Squire, wife of Capt. Justice Squire in the 65th year of her age. We sympathize with the bereaved husband and children of the deceased. In her death, the family have experienced an unrepairable loss and the church one of its most exemplary and valuable members, and the town and neighborhood one of its first and most respectable inhabitants – Mrs. Squire’s character, probably, came as near that of the virtuous woman, drawn by Solomon, as any whatever. She was the kind and affectionate wife, the fond and indulgent parent; the peaceable, kind and charitable neighbor, and above all, the amiable, pious and exemplary Christian. She has left behind many dear friends, and we know not of an enemy. Her funeral solemnities were a attended on the Saturday following, when an appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Stimson, and the procession numerous and respectable.
August 11, 1819
At Wallingford, Conn on the 31st ult. Miss Eunice Whittlesley, aged 33 years, daughter of Mr. Elisha Whittlesley of that place, after an illness of some months, which she bore with Christian fortitude. – She retained her reason until her last, and left this world with fill faith in the merits of her Redeemer, and with a strong hope of a happy immortality. Her friends are left to mourn for the loss of an amiable companion.
At Saugerties, Ulster county, on the 31st ult. much lamented, Peter Schoonmaker, Jun. Esq. aged 33 years.
In this village on the 7th inst. Isaac, infant son of Mr. M.D. Van Loan.
Melancholy event – On Saturday, Mr. Young and his two children, living in New Baltimore, were poisoned in consequence of dining upon a vegetable, vulgarly called toad–stool, a kind of fungus, that resembles the mushroom, and which the children had gathered instead of this latter vegetable – The children died in a few hours after eating. Hopes are entertained for Mr. Young’s recovery.
Casualty – On Saturday last, the body of John Freeman, a native of Great Britain, and one of the crew of the brig Sampson, was found in the river a dew miles below this place. Freeman was lost from the brig’s boat, off long-wharf, on the night of the 4th inst. and suspicions were so strongly excited, that the jury which held an inquest over his body returned a verdict that “he came to his death by violence”. As the subject is in a train of legal investigations, we avoid further remark at this time.
Execution – The wretched Foster was executed at Delhi, on Friday the 6th inst. He asserted with the most horrid protestations, his innocence of the crime of poisoning his wife; but declared that he merited death for other crimes. He was 60 years of age, and a rare instance of hardened depravity. A great concourse of persons witnessed the execution.
August 18, 1819
August 25, 1819
In this village, on the 21st inst. Doct. Silas D. Wickes of the US Navy aged 27 years.
September 1, 1819
In this village, on the 27th inst. Frances, infant daughter of Mr. S.A. Baker.
At Athens, on the 30th ult. Mr. John M. Van Loan, aged about 95 years.
In Princeton, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Stanhope Smith D.D. and L.L.D., late President of the College at that place.
September 8, 1819
September 15, 1819
At New Philadelphia, Alabama Territory, on the 17th ult. of bilious fever, Mrs. Charlotte Decker, wife of Andrew Decker, Esq. of that place and daughter of the Hon. Perez Morton of Boston.
In the early decease of this interesting woman, society loses one of its fairest ornaments; and her husband, family and connections, sustain a privation which nothing earthly can supply.
Possessing a mind of no ordinary powers, she acquired with uncommon facility those accomplishments both scientific and ornamental, which are calculated to dignify and adorn the female character: And what she thus rapidly acquired she had the happy talent of communicating to others in a way the most impressive and delightful. With views elevated and liberal. Her heart was the seat of active and consoling sympathy for the sufferings of her friends; and with a freedom from selfishness which we seldom witness, her soul sincerely delighted itself in contemplating the happiness of others.
Her ideas and sentiments of religion were such as led her more than to do justly, while she loved the exercises of mercy; and under the influence of a sound and ardent piety, she appeared to “walk humbly with God” in all the offices and ordinances of religion she had for many years regularly participated with grateful and devout sensibility.
Few females, of her age and early prospects, have been called to sustain equal privations, or to encounter equal embarrassments and hardships; She passes them all with the dignified firmness of philosophy and the meek and uncomplaining resignation of the enlightened Christian.
With feelings warmly benevolent she improved, to the full extent of her limited means, all opportunities of aiding and comforting the necessitous and the afflicted; and in the different circles to which she has been known, it would be difficult to say whether the attainments of her mind, the pious affections of her heart, or (generally in humble circumstances) the charitable efforts of her hands, have left the deepest and most favorable impression. Of the sins or failings in to which she might at any time have fallen, there was a quick and pungent recollection issuing in penitential sorrow and humble aspiration for the reconciliation of her Maker.
The close of her life was such as might be expected from the character heretofore sustained. There is a path that shines the “brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.”
Death was the welcomed discharge from further duty and suffering: the delightful summons to that “rest from labor,” where a more perfect memorial of “works do follow.”
September 22, 1819
At Cairo on the 18th inst. Mr. Stephen Burges, Jr. aged 24 years
September 29, 1819
At Hebron, New Hampshire, September 6 after a distressing illness of 17 days, of the typhus fever, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodhue, consort of Stephen Goodhue, Esq. and mother of Miss Elizabeth Goodhue, late resident in this village.
With the latter, in her affliction, many an orphan* can sympathize: for they too have lost a mother- nor does her beloved relict weep alone: The neighborhood, the town, and especially the while company of the redeemed in the vicinity, can but feel the bereavement of a kind companion, friend, counselor and sister in the Lord. But “The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the universe they seem to die, and their departure is taken for misery; but they are in peace. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality. For God hath proved them and found them worthy of himself – And in the day of visitation they shall shine. And their Lord shall reign forever and ever.”
That Mrs. Goodhue belongs to that class, who thus find mercy of the Lord, her afflicted friends have the most comfortable evidence not only in the death she died, but in the life she had been enabled to live from the age of 8 years. True, in the closing scene, when flesh and heart were even failing her thro’ intense bodily pain, and she was about to bid farewell to her dear, partner and eight affectionate children, she was enabled to fortify her maker and Redeemer by saying, “I would not exchange my situation for that of anyone living,” but she was thus only proclaiming, in the firm but touching language of dying eloquence, what the voice of infinite wisdom and grace has been proclaiming for centuries: “ It is not a vain thing to have served the Lord, to have kept his ordinances and to have walked mournfully before him:” and: “Altho a sinner to evil a hundred times and his days be prolonged, yet, surely, I know, it shall be well with them that fear God, which feat before him.”
*Orphan – Mrs. G. had been in the habit of commiserating and taking into her own family, to educate for herself and the Lord, the poor and fatherless ones; so that many besides her own dear offspring, can rise up and call her blessed.
At Coxsackie, on the 14th inst. of the typhus fever, on the 18th year of her age, Miss Isabella Reed, daughter of Mr. Epenetus Reed.
October 6, 1819
At New York, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Hester Graham, aged 38 years, consort of Mr. Joseph Graham.
On the 18th ult. at his mansion house in Portsmouth, Hon, John Langdon formerly a Senator in Congress, and more recently Governor of New Hampshire. The venerable patriot has descended to the tomb full of years crowned with public honors, and enjoying universal respect.
At Alexandria, Mississippi Territory, on the 18th ult., Mr. Charles Olcutt, aged 30 years, of the yellow fever, formerly of Catskill.
October 13, 1819
At Cairo, on the 30th ult. Mr. Harmen Halsey, aged about 28 years. His death was occasioned by a fall from a ladder.
At Hudson, on the 30th ult. Grosvenor E. Williams, aged 19, the eldest son of Elisha Williams, Esq. He died of the typhus fever. His sickness was of short duration, and was most violent, and distressing in its progress and termination.
In this village, on the 4th inst., James, son of Mr. James Blodget.
October 20, 1819
In Madison, this town, on the 12th inst. very suddenly Mr. Zina Phinney.
October 27, 1819
In this village on Sunday last, Sophia, daughter of Francis Sayre, Esq. aged 7 years.
At Coxsackie, on Sunday last, Alden Willkey, aged 30 years.
November 3, 1819
At Durham, on the 26th ult. in the 16th year of her age, Muss Mary Hart, daughter of Mr. Levi W. Hart of Avon, Genessee Co. The premature death of this amiable young lady affords a lesson rich with instruction. A few weeks since she left her parental roof, fair as an opening flower while the morning dew is yet wet upon it to visit the scenes and companions of her infantile years at Durham. But alas! She visited her friends that they might perform the last sad office for her. Thus disappointment burns ___een, and blasts the happiness just as it is ready to expand. Youth, beauty, nor sweetness of temper, will shield from the ___afts of death.
November 10, 1819
November 17, 1819
Died on board the sloop John Hancock on his passage up the North River, on Wednesday evening the 10th inst. the Hon. Robert Jenkins, Mayor of the City of Hudson. He was knocked overboard, it is believed, by the boom, but was soon picked up. A short time after, he complained of feeling very unwell, and in attempting to reach his birth (sic), fell, and instantly expired. His death was probably caused by a fit of apoplexy. His remains were taken from on board the sloop on Thurs. and conveyed to Hudson in the steamboat Richmond.
On the 11th inst. Junius Tuttle, a promising son of Gen. Jehiel Tuttle, of Windham, was so severely injured by being drawn into the smut-machine, attached to the grist mill of J. Strong, that he died after lingering 3 days.
Last week an infant child of Mr. J. Palmer of this town was burnt to death, by its clothes taking fire.
In this town on the 9th inst. Mrs. Plank, wife of Mr. John Plank.
On the same day, very suddenly, Mr. Samuel Chittester.
At Athens, on the 16th inst. Mr. John Backus.
November 24, 1819
At Durham, on the evening of the 14th inst. Mr. Lovira Hart of Avon, Ontario county in the 42nd year of his age. He died with a firm belief in the doctrines of grace, and the fullest assurance of a blessed immortality. (The particulars of his visit to Durham were mentioned in the notice of the death of his daughter which occurred a few weeks since, at that place. In that account several errors escaped correction – Mary was inserted instead of Polly, and Avon was incorrectly attached to the county of Genessee.
Suddenly, at Freehold Village (Greenville) on the 29th ult. Mr. Ezra Miller, aged 58 years.
On Sunday morning, November 14th at his residence in Stratford (Conn.) in the 93rd year of his age, William Johnson, LLD late President of Columbia College, etc.
In Kent county, Delaware, Henry Molleston, Esq. Governor elect of that State.
Died on his passage form New York to this City, on Thursday morning last, Robert Jenkins, Esq. Mayor of this city, aged 47 years. The termination of his existence was truly melancholy, and heartrending to his friends and connexions. He took his passage from N. York, in the Sloop John Hancock, on Tuesday evening, and had proceeded up the river about 20 miles, when about 11 o'clock, in a very dark and gloomy night, he was precipitated into the water by the shifting of the boom, and but for the providential sounding of the depth of the river, at the moment, and his catching and twisting the lead line around his arm, his loss would have been undiscovered until aid had been useless. He continued seriously indisposed, on board, until Thursday morning, when he suddenly breathed his last. His remains were brought to this city in the Steam Boat Richmond, on Friday afternoon, and conveyed to their last depository on Saturday afternoon, attended by a very numerous concourse of relations, friends and citizens, and preceded by the Common Council and civil officers of the city. Mr. Jenkins was highly and deservedly esteemed by the citizens of this place, for the urbanity of his deportment, the usefulness of his services, as its chief Magistrate, and the extensiveness of his dealings as a merchant and manufacturer. Our citizens will long deplore his loss: Society will long cherish his memory.
December 1, 1819
At his seat on Long Island, in the 30th year of his age, Samuel Jones, a profound and distinguished lawyer.
At Hudson, very suddenly, Dr. Henry L. Livingston of that city, son of Moncrief Livingston, Esq. aged 23 years.
On the 25th inst. Martin Brundydg, aged about 17 years, son of Elder Reuben Brundydg, of Cairo, lost his life in a singular and awful manner. The deceased and an elder brother were in the woods near their father’s dwelling – a squirrel which had eluded their attempts to shoot it, ran into a hole in a tree, Martin ascended the tree, secured the squirrel in the hole, and immediately descended and cut down the tree to obtain it. As soon as the tree fell, the deceased ran forward to seize his prey; not discovering a large limb which having been detached from the tree, hung slightly on an adjoining one, and which was then suspended over his head. His brother called to him in vain – it fell and shockingly fractured his skull. He survived until the following day, when he expired.
December 8, 1819
Shocking accident - On the 30th ult. Mr. Noah Ponds, while proceeding from this town to Cairo, dell out of his wagon, and the wheels passed directly over his head. He was instantly killed.
At Cairo, on the 16th ult. Mrs. Hester Huntington, wife of Gordon Huntington, Esq.
At New York, Mr. Hopkins Robinson, a distinguished comedian. The manager of the New York theater generously appropriated the receipts of the house, one night amounting to $1,330 for the benefit of his wife and children.
December 15, 1819
Accident – About the 1st inst. George Wright, Jun. aged about 21 years, son of Mr. George Wright, of Durham was deprived of his life by slipping on the points of a pitch fork, which entered his body about eighteen inches, while in the act of descending from a hay mow in his father’s barn.
December 22, 1819
Died - at Athens, on the morning of the 19th instant, in the 16th year of her age, LOUISA FREDERICA DENNIES, only daughter of Mr. Jehoachim Dennies, of that place.
The season of a long and lingering illness was diligently improved in preparing to meet her God.
Seldom have we seen the christian religion practically exhibited, either by youth or age, in such just proportions, and wearing so lovely and winning as aspect. A conviction of its truth, resulting as well from a view of the weakness and folly of the objections urged against it by infidels, as from an acquaintance with the direct evidence by which its divine authority and claims are supported, laid the broad and deep foundation for the chaste, fervent and combined exercise of "Repentance towards God and faith" in his mercy and forgiveness through "Our Lord Jesus Christ."
A belief thus enlightened and steadfast controlled and chastened an imagination, which form its strength and excursive power and tendency, might otherwise have betrayed into religious fanaticism; and rendered it only tributary to the exercises of unassuming piety, and to that ardent devotion, which rose to a rapturous flame in the experimental communion with her Saviour.
The gradual approach of death was perceived and viewed by her without terror or dismay.
A firm reliance on the promises of Him, who rules and governs all, enabled her to contemplate, cheerfulness, a passage though the dark valley of the shadow of death: and her daily prayer, "that God would then vouchsafe his presence, " with his "rod and staff to comfort," seemed to have been answered in the tranquil and peaceful manner, in which, after bestowing with a smile of heavenly complacency, a parting benediction upon her family, she apparently fell asleep in Jesus.
A mind unusually stored with general and pious reading, was preserved, to her, in a state of health and vigour to the last moment of life: - And the soul itself seemed to depart its mortal abode, not from disgust towards the body it left - nor from a sense of injury or deterioration sustained by a connexion with it during its decay; but, having become an incompetent medium of internal communication, it was only laid aside, to be again resumed when that Almighty Saviour, who purchased its redemption, shall raise it incorruptible, and endear it with immortality
Died - in this village, on the 15th inst. Mrs. Mary Dunovan, aged 67 years.
December 29, 1819
January 5, 1820
January 12, 1820
At Ithaca, David Booth Beers, merchant, late of Waterville, aged 39 years.
January 19, 1820
At Savannah, of an apoplexy, the Rev. Dr. Kollock, formerly of Elizabethtown, NJ, son of Shepherd Kollock, Esq. He was one of the professors of the College in Savannah, and esteemed one of the most distinguished divines in this country.
In Seneca, on the 31st ult. Jon. John Nicholas, aged 55, late 1st Judge of Ontario County, formerly a member of Congress from Virginia, and a Senator in the legislature of this state.
In Seneca, Ontario County, Valentine Brother, Esq. one of the members of the Assembly from that county.
January 26, 1820
At Saybrook, Conn. on the 14th inst. while on a visit from Coxsackie, New York, Mrs. Margaret Field, consort of the late Doct. Samuel Field, aged 54 years.
February 2, 1820
In this village, on Sunday evening last, Mr. Edward Graham Haight, oldest son of Jacob Haight, Esq. in the 20th year of his age. He retained his sense to the last moment and died perfectly resigned to the will of his Maker.
February 9, 1820
February 16, 1820
In this village on Sunday last, Mr. John Palen, aged 32 years.
On the 10th inst. Mr. Archibald Luddington, aged 55 years.
February 23, 1820 – March 22, 1820
March 29, 1820
Suicide – This morning Mr. John Highdecker, of Windham, committed suicide by hanging himself. He was found suspended by his handkerchief from a beam in the barn attached to Magee’s tavern in this village. He was about 60 years of age.
April 5, 1820
April 12, 1820
Yesterday afternoon, very suddenly, Stephen Day, Esq. in the 70th year of his age. He had been confined to his room for some months; and was in the act of rising from his chair, when he fell forward and instantly expired. Judge Day was one of the earliest settlers of this village and has ever maintained the reputation and commanded the respect, of one of out first citizens.
April 19, 1820 – April 26, 1820
May 3, 1820
Very suddenly, on the 26th ult. Mrs. Catherine Dubois, consort of Co. Isaac Dubois, aged 36, leaving 8 small children to mourn the loss of a tender mother and numerous friends who hold her in affectionate remembrance.
On the 30th ult. Mr. John Depew.
On the 19th Mrs. Rebekah Edwards, wife of Mr. John Edwards.
Drowned – on the 40th ult. near the bridge, James, son of Mt. Henry Grace, aged 4 years.
In Windham, on the 21st ult., Mary, daughter of Mr. Charles Graham, aged 2 years and 8 months.
May 10, 1820
May 17, 1820
At Boston on the 5th inst. in the 68th year of his age, Benjamin Austin, Esq. one of the most constant whigs that ever lived and well meriting, in every respect, the signature under which he wrote of “Honestus”. As a political writer he is perhaps best known as the author of a series of essays signed “Old South”. To the last, he was in friendship and frequent correspondence with nearly all the eminent men, yet remaining, of those who made the declaration, or supported it, “That these state were, and of right ought to be, free, sovereign and independent.”
May 24, 1820
At New Brunswick, New Jersey on the 11th inst. the Rev. Leverett J.F. Huntington, in the 24th year of his age. Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in that city. The memory of this excellent man, and eminent servant of Christ is blessed.
At Coxsackie, on Tuesday night the 16th inst. in the fourth year of his age, Henry, the youngest son of Doctor Ichabod Schepmoes. The circumstances attending his death of this interesting child were peculiarly afflictive. It accidentally fell on a boiling kettle of water, which had been prepared for the purpose of washing, and before it could be rescued from its terrible condition, it was so scalded, that after having lingered during 12 hours in the greatest agony, it sunk into the arms of death.
The ordinary visitations of the “King of Terrors” are ever dismaying to the human soul, and attended with the most distressing emotions; but when we see him in his ___lating career suddenly and snatching from the stage of existence a fellow creature in the dawn of youth – in the zenith of infantile felicity; when we see him prostrating the fond idol of parental idolatry, and relentless tearing (as it were) from the crown of conjugal bliss its brightest gem; then, indeed, we behold him in his most appalling attitude and our hearts are irresistibly overwhelmed with sensations of the most poignant sorrow.
Reader! The volume of instruction is again submitted to your most serious contemplation. It teaches you the evanescent nature of earthly happiness. One moment may witness our hearts beating high, cheered; basking in the sunshine of the most exhilarating prospects; the next moment may witness that same heart chilled by the cold damp of despair and involved in the deepest gloom of woe. Surely,
“The spider’s most attenuated thread
Is cord, is cable, to man’s tender tie
On earthly bliss, it breaks at every breeze
It teaches you
the brevity, the uncertainty of life; - that
Each moment plays
His little weapon in the narrow sphere
Of sweet domestic comport, and cuts down
The fairest broom of sublunary bliss.”
That the “-------- tongue of death calls daily for his millions at a meal, “ And what assurance have you that you are not destined to fall the next victim to hos insatiable appetite?
It once more points you to the all important mandate which the monitory voice of God has so often addressed to you, “Be ye also ready!”
May 31, 1820
June 7, 1820
At Madison this town, on the 22d ult. Jacob H. Trumpbour, Esq. aged abt 26 years.
Melancholy Accident – On the 1st inst. Mr. William Johnson of Livingston, in Columbia County, was accidentally drowned in a pond near his house. The deceased had been washing sheep, and was amusing himself with swimming when he sunk beyond assistance and recovery.
June 14, 1820 – June 21, 1820
June 28, 1820
At Tarborough, NC, Thomas Barker, merchant, of Durham, NY.
July 5, 1820
Drowned while bathing in a small creek in Woodstock, Ulster County, on the 21st ult. Mr. David Ingersoll, of Hunter in this county. The deceased went to the water in company with an elderly person, who being near sighted, and unable to swim, did not go in with him. Mr. I. was in the water some time, when he suddenly disappeared and his companion supposed that he had gone to a house that was adjacent. Considerable delay ensued in ascertaining whether he had come out or still remained in the water before the alarm was given when assistance arrived, his body was discovered at the bottom of the stream and immediately taken out; but the vital spark had fled. Mr. Ingersoll was about 60 years of age.
July 12, 1820
At Arbor Hill, Delaware county, on the 1st inst. in the 33d year of her age, Mrs. Charlotte Foote, consort of Col. Frederick P. Foote.
July 19, 1820
Drowned – On the 9th inst. in the town of Hunter, Mr. John De Long, aged about 22 years, while bathing in the Cauterskill.
July 26, 1820
At Broome, Gilboa village, on the 8th inst. Dr. John Williams, aged 45 years.
In this village, yesterday, James, infant son of Tho. B. Cook, Esq.
August 2, 1820
At New York on the 26th inst. suddenly, of an apoplectic fit, Mr. Benjamin F. Lewis, aged 30. He was a gentleman of the first respectability, and his death is sincerely lamented by his numerous friends and acquaintances.
August 9, 1820
At New-York on the 2d inst. of an apoplexy William Cutting, Esq. aged 47 years.
August 16, 1820 – August 30, 1820
September 6, 1820
From the Albany Daily Advertiser August 29, 1820 – Melancholy Accident
On Sunday afternoon were drowned about 3 miles below this city, by the sinking of a sail boat, Catharine Clark, daughter of Mr. Henry Clark, of this city, aged 21 years, and Edy Ann Allen, daughter of Mrs. Allen, widow of the late Walter Allen, also of this city, aged 7 years. Six persons were on board the boat when the accident took place, viz two Miss Clarks, sisters – two young men – 4 of whom were saved by the timely assistance and great exertions of Capt. Samuel Schuyler, of this city, whose vessel was at anchor about ½ mile from where the boat sank.
September 13, 1820
At Athens, on the 9th inst. Miss Sally Colson, aged 16 years.
September 20, 1820
In Portland (Maine) on the 3d inst. Mr. Francis Douglas proprietor of the Eastern Argus, aged 37. The distressing circumstances which led to his death we understand to be these: Saturday afternoon he in company with another gentleman went in a boat to the island with a view of killing game. Whilst there Mr. D. seized the fowling piece by the muzzle for the purpose of drawing it towards him, when it went off and discharged its contents into his knee and fractured the bones very much on each side. He was immediately brought back to town; but such was the loss of blood, that he survived only til 2 o’clock, Sabbath morning.
At Albany, on Sunday the 19th inst. Mrs. Catharine Van Vechten, wife of the Hon. AbrahamVan Vechten, aged 55 years.
September 27, 1820
At Cairo, on the 23d inst. Mrs. Deborah Sayre, wife of Daniel Sayre, Esq.
At Port-au-Prince, august 29th on board Brig. Leopard, of this place, Mr. Jonas Silvernail, of Hudson.
October 4, 1820
At the village of Oak Hill (Durham) on the 2d inst. Miss Mary ann Adams, daughter of Mr. Thomas Adams, in the seventeenth year of her age. She combined excellent and amiable qualities of mind and conduct, which greatly endeared her to her afflicted parents, relatives and acquaintances.
October 11, 1820
In this village, on Sunday morning, George Goodwin, infant son of Mr. M. Croswell, aged 4 months.
October 18, 1820 – October 25, 1820
November 1, 1820
At Kortright, Delaware county, on the 13th ult., Col. Solomon M. Sackrider, aged 43 years. He was a valuable and respected citizen.
November 8, 1820
November 15, 1820
At New Haven, Conn. on the 8th inst. of a consumption, George Croswell, oldest son of the Rev. Harry Croswell, in the 19th year of his age. The deceased was esteemed for his amiable qualities of mind and correct habits and was justly endeared to his friends.
At Kingston on the 3d inst. John Champlin, Esq. District Attorney of Ulster county, aged 53 years.
At Charette village, in Missouri, on the 26th of September last in the 90th year of his age, Col. Daniel Boone, the 1st settler of Kentucky.
Near White Hall, New York on the 25th ult. the venerable Henry Francisco, aged one hundred and thirty four years.
November 22, 1820
Lately at New Orleans, of the prevailing fever there, the gallant General Ripley, whose name will live in the annals of his country. He was of the age of about 40, was a native of New Hampshire, son of a respectable clergyman of Hanover, nephew of the President (Wheelock) of Dartmouth College, at which seminary he was educated. He was bred to the profession of law. A short time before his death his amiable and heroic wife sunk under the same disease, at that place. When the General received a very dangerous wound, in the sortie from Ft. Erie, as soon as the intelligence reached her (at Pittsfield, Mass) she braved the inclemency of the season and the worst state of the roads, and traveled alone, nearly 400 miles, to become the nurse, the guardian angel, of her husband. Peace to their names!
November 29, 1820
On the 11th inst. in Durham at the advanced age of 89 years, James Barker, Esq. He was a native of England and came to reside with his family in America as early as the year 1766. He had attained to an eminent standing at the bar in the profession of law in his native country, and had for a series of years acted as a magistrate in the colonial and present state government. He left a numerous progeny to inherit as extensive estate.
In Washington city, on the 11th inst. Commodore Hugh Campbell of the Navy of the United States.
December 6, 1820
At Athens, on the 27th ultimo, George Clinton Hamilton, Esq. aged about 30 (80?) years.
December 13, 1820
At Boston, on the 22nd ult, Mr. David C. Ballard, senior editor of the Boston patriot and Chronicle. He was a young gentleman of unblemished reputation, of mild and conciliating manners. He has left no enemies, but a large circle of friends and acquaintances to regret his premature decease.
December 20, 1820
December 27, 1820
From the Schoharie Observer, December 19:
Died in this village, on Thursday the 14th inst. of the typhus fever, Giles H. Hubbard, Esq. Sheriff of this county, (and Editor of the Observer) aged 25 years. The deceased was taken ill about the commencement of November last. - Apprehensions of his recovery were however entertained until about a week previous to his death; when the alarming symptoms indicating a speedy dissolution, began to appear. Every possible means, however, which medical skill could devise, was applied to remove the sources of the disease which terminated his earthly career. But notwithstanding the faithful and indefatigable exertions of the physicians who attended him during his sickness, he gradually sunk under the influence of an increasing debility, which put a period to his temporal existence on the morning of Thursday last. The premature death of this valuable young man, who has been removed from our society in the meridian of life, has excited the sympathy and regret of all those who enjoyed his friendship and were favored of his acquaintance. His loss is generally felt and universally deplored – Hi amiable disposition – his noble and ingenious mind – his literary attainments – his virtuous and dignified deportment, combined to secure him the respect and esteem of an extensive community. But it has pleased the all wise deposer of events to separate him from us by the hands of death. A friend who has long enjoyed the comfort and satisfaction of his society, who was acquainted with his character, and knew how to appreciate its worth, has offered this humble tribute of respect to his memory.
The mortal remains of the deceased were interred on Saturday last, with the honours of masonry – his funeral obsequies were attended by the largest concourse of people ever assembled in this village on such an occasion. He has left an affectionate wife; an infant child to bemoan his untimely fate.
At Washington City, on Sunday afternoon last, at Mr. Claxton’s on the Capitol Hill, Mr. Nathaniel Hazard aged 46, a representative in Congress from the state of Rhode Island. The deceased has been labouring under a partial indisposition ever since the meeting of Congress; though, on Monday last, he was sufficiently convalescent to appear, for the last time, in the hall, at his post.
January 3, 1821 – January 10, 1821
January 17, 1821
At Athens, on the 9th inst., Catharine Whitbeck, in her 78th year.
On the 11th Mr. Peter Johnson.
At Lisle, Chenango county, on the 20th ult. Gen. Caleb Hyde, aged 81 years, one of the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of Chenango county.
At Hudson, on the 3rd inst. Mrs. Mary Crawford, w/o Mr. George Crawford and the youngest d/o Peter R. Livingston, Esquire, aged 37 years.
In Cairo, on the 9th inst. Mrs. Milla Webster, w/o Mr. James Webster, in the 73rd year of her age. She has been an exemplary member of the Baptist church for the last 28 years.
In Windham, on the 11th inst., Mr. John Twiss, in the 75th year of his age.
January 24, 1821
January 31, 1821
In this town, on the 29th inst. Mr. Nathaniel Cooper, aged 53 years.
Some weeks since, Rev. Edward Coates, aged 82 years, a venerable and worthy man.
February 7, 1821
At Greenville, on the 17th ult., Mr. Augustine Prevost, aged 76 years. He was a distinguished officer in the old French War, and has through a long life maintained an unsullied character and the polished manners of a gentleman, gave grace and dignity to the more solid qualities of integrity and intelligence. His remains were attended to the grave by a numerous concourse of relatives and friends, who met together to evince their regard for him as a Christian, a citizen and a neighbor.
February 14, 1821
In the village yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Eliza Hall, w/o Mr. Aaron C. Hall, in the 30th year of her age. -- The relatives and friends of the deceased, as also those of Jacob Van Vorhiss, are invited to attend her funeral tomorrow afternoon, at 1 o’clock, from St. Luke’s church.
At Delhi, Delaware county, on the 31st ult. of a lingering illness, Doct. Asahel E. Phine, clerk of that county, in the 51st year of his age. A man justly esteemed for his virtues and usefulness.
February 21, 1821
At 6 o’clock this morning, Mrs. Rachael Dubois, w/o Mr. Barent Dubois, aged about 63 years. The relatives and friends of the family are requested to attend her funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from St. Luke’s church.
February 28, 1821
In the recent death of Mrs. Dubois, late w/o Capt. Barent Dubois, this village and neighborhood have lost a valuable member of society. Her loss is lamented by many, very many who on beds of sickness experienced her kind ear and attention. She was not moved by love of gain, or hope of reward; to know that a fellow being sick and in distress was a sufficient inducement. The occupants of the splendid mansion, surrounded with wealth and luxury; the snug abode of plenty; or the tenant of the miserable shed, oppressed by poverty and want; were equally objects of her care – Here, beside the bed of sickness, she kept her wakeful vigils; sacrificing her comfort and her health, in ministering to their wants, and mitigating their pains. A considerable part of her life, spent in scenes like these, had rendered her an excellent nurse and made her well acquainted with the common diseases of women; children – many of our little ones received her early cares – and many of our matrons will leave a sigh and drop a tributary tear at the mention of her name.
March 7, 1821
On the 5th inst. in this town, Mrs. Gerritjie Ten Broeck, relict of the late John Ten Broeck, in the 83rd year of her age.
In Cairo, on the 21st ult. Mr. Warren Hamlen, aged 44 years.
In New-Haven, on the 23rd ult. Jane, only d/o the Rev. H. Croswell, aged 7 years. An interesting and lively girl.
At New-York, after a severe illness, Mr. Henry Collins Southwick, printer, aged 45 years.
March 14, 1821
Departed this life on the morning of the 14th inst. of a consumption, Isaac Hardenburgh, Esquire, merchant, of this village, in the 66th year of his age – Isaac Hardenburgh, whose death we now announce, was a soldier of the revolution; was for several years a merchant in the town of Roxbury, in the county of Delaware; and for thirteen years and upwards, a merchant in this village. He has left a widow, several children, and very many friends, to deplore his loss. He was a man of the most undoubted integrity and died in the Christian faith.
At Ashford, Conn. on the 14th ult. Mrs. Juliana Palmer, aged 39, w/o Mr. Joseph Palmer, Jun., MD and relict of the late Doctor James Gilbert, of New Haven, and d/o Mr. Samuel Tyler of Wallingford.
March 21, 1821
March 28, 1821
At Westerlo, Albany county, on the 21st inst. Mrs. Deborah Whiting, w/o Mr. Samuel Whiting, aged about 40 years.
From the Delaware Gazette:
Suicide – In Meredith, on Thursday the 15th inst. Thomas Maxwell, aged about 15 years, s/o Mr. Asa Maxwell, of Homer, Courtland county; terminated his existence by shooting himself through the body with a musket charged with four balls. The circumstances attending this horrid transaction, we understand are briefly these: - he had for some time been dissatisfied with his situation, (not however, we believe in consequence of any ill treatment he received from the family with whom he lived and threatened to end his days, if he could not be permitted to reside with his father on the morning of that fatal day, the rash youth carried his threat into execution. – He procured a musket and ammunition, proceeded to the barn ascended the hay-mow, and placing the breech of the gun upon the beam with the muzzle to his breast; he received the whole contents; and astonishing to relate, he very deliberately walked to the house and confessed what he had done without the least evidence of fear or regret – he survived 22 hours.
April 4, 1821
In this village, on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Adonijah Sherman, in the 50th year of his age. Mr. Sherman has been long known as a respectable citizen; and has left an amiable wife and family to deplore his loss.
On Tuesday afternoon of a lingering illness, Mrs. Matilda L’Homedieu and w/o Mr. Henry L’Homedieu aged 37 years. Her relatives and friends are requested to attend her funeral at 3 o’clock this afternoon, from her late dwelling on long-whaf.
On the 30th ult. Mr. John Hallenbeck, s/o Mr. John R. Hallenbeck.
April 11, 1821
In this village, on the 5th inst. Catharine Scuyler, only d/o Samuel Van Orden, Esq., aged 3 years and 6 months.
In New-York on the 30th ult. Jacob Sherred, Esq. aged 65 years. In the death of this worthy and most respectable citizen, society, in common with his family and friends, have to deplore a most afflicting loss. In all the relations of life, and in various public stations, the conduct of Mr. Sherred was not only highly useful and exemplary, but it has been eminently characterized by acts of benevolence and public spirit. The memory of a character so endeared to this community, will long be cherished and respected.
April 18, 1821
At Hartford (Conn.) on the 7th inst. Major Elisha Babcock aged 68 years. Major Babcock has long been known to the public as the publisher of the American Mercury, one of the oldest papers in that state. He established the Mercury in conjunction with out late distinguished citizen, Joel Barlow, in the year 1783 and continued to the present time, comprising the greatest part of half a century.
April 25, 1821
In this village, on the 20th inst. Mr. James Bogardus, Jun. aged 31 years.
At Bainbridge, Chenango county, on the 8th inst. Jonathan Fitch, Esq. aged 76 years.
May 1821 – December 31, 1821
January 1, 1822 – April 30, 1822
May 1, 1822
May 8, 1822
In the village of Madison, (this town) on Saturday last, Mrs. Lavinia Whittlesey, w/o Mr. Henry Whittlesey, aged 41 years. Rarely are we required to speak of one whose death, throughout the circle of her acquaintance, is a deeper bereavement. In the various relations of domestic life – as a wife and mother – as a kind and benevolent helper of the needy – and as a meek and devout follower of Him “who went about to do good,” – Mrs. W. may be truly said to have been an ornament and an example. In her life she united the gentler virtues and charities of her sex with the accomplishments of education and of habit; and her death was in the midst of the consolations of the Christian religion – very beautiful indeed is the reflection, that for such there is a dwelling, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
On the 1st inst. Mr. Gilbert E. Palen aged 40 years a respected citizen.
On the 5th inst. Mr. Samuel Steward.
May 15, 1822
May 22, 1822
On the banks of the Marrimack, New-Hampshire, on the 8th May, General John Stark, aged 93 years 8 months and 24 days. Gen. S. was the last surviving general officer of the Revolution – the intrepid hero, the firm and often tired patriot, and the truly “honest man.”
May 29, 1822
On the 19th inst. at Kinderhook, James I. Van Allen, Esq. Numerous relatives, and an extensive acquaintance to whom his amiable and upright conduct has justly endeared him, sincerely deplore his loss – Mr. V.A. had at different times been a member of the Legislature of this state and a representative of the Congress of the US.
June 5, 1822
June 12, 1822
From the Northern Whig of yesterday:
In the town of Livingston, on Sunday morning last, Col. John McKinstry, aged 77. The eventful life and unblemished character, of this hero of the Revolution, are worthy of a less perishable memorial than the feeble tribute we can offer in our columns to his services and worth. – At the first call of his country, Col. McKinstry engaged in her service; and from the memorable battle at Bunker’s Hill, with which her sanguinary trials began, down to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, with which they gloriously ended, his zealous and efficient support was given to the cause of freedom. He had been repeatedly and severely wounded; and some of the enemy’s balls he has borne with him to the tomb in which his remains are deposited. – As a partisan officer he was particularly distinguished; and in many instances he showed that to a daring spirit of gallantry, (which was, perhaps his most peculiar characteristic) he added the skill and conduct so seldom attained, and yet so indispensable to the formation of that character.
One incident, in the life of this veteran, is too remarkable to be passed slightly over. At the battle of the Cedars, (thirty miles above Montreal, on the St. Lawrence) Col. McKinstry, then captain in Col. Patterson’s regiment of continental troops, was twice wounded and taken prisoner by the Indians. The intrepidity of Capt. McKinstry as a partisan officer to which we have alluded above, had rendered him alike the object of their fears, and of their unforgiving resentment. The British officers were too much in dread of their savage allies, on account of their vast superiority of numbers, to risk an interposition of their authority to prevent the horrid sacrifice they saw preparing – Already had the victim been bound to the tree; and surrounded by the faggots intended for his immolation; - hope had fled; - and in the agony of despair he had uttered that mystic appeal which the brotherhood of masons never disregard; - when, as if heaven had interposed for his preservation, the warrior Brandt understood him and saved him.
Brandt had been educated in Europe; and had there been initiated into the mysteries of freemasonry. The advantages of education, and his native strength of mind, gave him ascendancy over the uncultured sons of the forest, that few other chiefs possessed. Situated as he was, the impending danger of a brother must have forcibly brought to mind his obligation to support him in the time of peril. His utmost endeavors were accordingly used, and they were happily successful, in obtaining for him an immediate respite, and an eventual ransom.
After the settlement of peace, he retired to the cultivation of his farm in the vicinity of this city; sustaining an unblemished reputation, and enjoying the reward of his toils and sufferings, in the respect which was accorded, as well to the rectitude of his private life, as to the patriotic services he had rendered his country.
His remains were yesterday consigned to the tomb; and it is needless to say that an immense concourse of people were present to pay the last sad duties to one so honored and esteemed.
His funeral obsequies were conducted by the Hudson Lodge; and there was a peculiar fitness – an impressive solemnity – in performing the Masonic rites of sepulture for a brother whose connexion with the order – had given him back as an ornament to society for more than forty years, - and afforded a proof so undeniable of the excellencey of the institution.
June 19, 1822
In the village on Sunday evening last, Mrs. Catherine Haight, w/o Jacob Haight, Esq. in the 44th year of her age. The amiable and affectionate discharge of the various relations of domestic life, had strongly endeared her to a numerous circle of relatives and friends – and to them and to her, a life of piety and a tranquil and resigned death, were full of hope and consolation.
June 26, 1822
July 3, 1822
In this village on the 30th ult. Mrs. Polly Haws aged 25.
July 10, 1822
July 17, 1822
Melancholy occurrence – Three persons, Elijah Haines, Revile Loomis and John Willober, were drowned near the New York Tannery, in the Town of Hunter, on the morning of the 12th inst. They, with another person, attempted to cross the mill pond for the purpose of securing some property exposed to the freshet which had been caused by severe rain of that morning. They had nearly reached the opposite shore, and it is believed that continued exertion would have preserved them; but a sense of the impending danger effected them so powerfully that they ceased rowing, instantly leaping overboard and were carried over the dam. The fourth person also threw himself in the water and was swept over the dam; but was taken out alive, altho’ much bruised. The bodies of the persons drowned had not been discovered when the above account was sent to us.
Suddenly, on the morning of the 10th inst. at his residence in this village, Samuel Van Orden, Esq. counselor at law, aged 31 years and 8 months. The deceased was one of those of whom the simplest enumeration of his virtues would be the proudest memorial. In his private attachments, and in all his transactions as a man and a citizen, he was open, honorable, without guile and without reproach. He also was one of the kindest of hearts. The sympathies which bound him to his friends and to his family were of that peculiar and delicate nature which one loves to remember and cherish. It is the sundering of ties such as these which brings with it deep grief and anguish. But there is a religious beauty in the reflection, though it be painful to dwell upon, that he has gone from among us in the bloom of his morning, honored, respected and lamented by all men.
“None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise”
In Roxbury, on the 6th inst. of a nervous fever, Doct. Thomas C. Ketor, a native of Marbletown, Ulster co. aged 53 years.
July 24, 1822
At the residence of her father, in the village of Madison, on the 11th inst., aged 21 years, Mrs. Pamelia Nelson, the amiable and accomplished wife of Samuel Nelson, Esq. counselor at law of Cortland, NY.
July 31, 1822
August 7, 1822
At Harpersfield on the 31st ult. Mrs. Polly Ells, w/o James Ells, Esq. aged 42 years. From her infancy she was remarkably pleasant and obedient to her parents and kind and affectionate to her brothers and sisters. As a wife she was every way calculated to make her husbands life happy. She was a most tender and affectionate mother, and always looked well to her household. She has left behind her a deeply afflicted husband and a numerous circle of mourning friends. She departed in the full faith of the gospel. Her religion was her greatest ornament.
Tragical event – On Monday evening, Mr. Benjamin Van Loan, s/o Isaac Van Loan, Esq. took passage from this place on board the steam-boat Richmond for Albany. In the course of the evening, while sitting upon the casement of the machinery, near the pilot, and leaning within the aperture, he was caught by the balance wheel, drawn in, and instantly killed. The boat stopped immediately; but he was beyond all relief, being literally crushed to atoms. He was 22 years of age; and has left a wife, 2 children, a father and mother and numerous relatives, to regret his sudden death. The remains were brought to this place by yesterday’s boat.
August 14, 1822
At Roxbury of a cholera Morbus, on the 4th inst., Mr. James Alabee, aged 36. He was taken sick while mowing on the 2nd inst. and on the 4th expired.
At Schenectady, on the 4th inst. in the 26th year of his age, Mrs. Catharine V.W. Van Vechten, w/o the Rev. Jacob Van Vechten and youngest daughter of the Rev. J.M. Mason DD leaving with her bereaved partner three small children.
August 21, 1822
At Roxbury, Delaware county, on the 13th inst. Mrs. Rachel Hardenburgh, widow of Isaac Hardenburgh, Esq., deceased, formerly of Catskill, aged 62 years. She was a tender and affectionate mother and has left behind her a numerous circle of mourning friends: but the resignation which she manifested to the devine will forbids them to mourn as those who have no hope.
At Coxsackie, on the 17th inst. Elizabeth Van Bergen, eldest d/o Anthony M. Van Bergen, Esq. aged 15 years.
At Delhi on the 9th inst. Jesse C. Gilbert, Esq. aged 42 years.
August 28, 1822
On Sunday last, in Hudson, Cornelius Miller, Esq., Clerk of the County, aged 35.
At Shawangunk, Ulster Co, on the 19th inst. Jas. Hunter, Esq., aged 78 years.
September 4, 1822
At Lanesborough, Mass. on the 25th ult. the Rev. Daniel Collins, senior pastor of the congregational church in that place, in the 85th year of his age. Mr. Collins, at the time of his death, had been ordained nearly 60 years, the whole of which period had been spent with the same church and congregation. In him, ardent and uniform piety was most happily united with dignity and suavity of manners – his course through a long life was “like the path of the just, shining more and more unto the perfect day,” and in the closing scene “when heart and strength fail,” when reached with pain and oppressed with languor, his hope was full of immortality – he died in the arms of his church and family, joyfully committing his soul to Him who gave it.
September 11, 1822 – September 18, 1822
September 25, 1822
At New Baltimore, very suddenly, on the 21st inst. Mrs. Ama Titus, w/o Capt. Robert Titus, aged about 50 years.
At Wallingford, Conn. on the 10th inst. of a dysentery, Mr. Elisha Whittlesey aged 67 years.
In this village on the 16th inst. Mary Jane, infant d/o Mr. Sam’l Comfort.
October 2, 1822 – October 16, 1822
October 23, 1822
At Cairo, on the 16th inst. Mr. Reville Wells, aged 24 years.
October 30, 1822
From the Geneva Gazette, October 30:
Distressing Event – We stop the press to announce that on Sunday evening last, between 8 and 9 o’clock, as Capt. Asa R. Swift, of Palmyra, eldest son of the late Gen. John Swift, Mr. Ashbel Van Duzer of the same place and Mr. Roswell Smith, of Sodus were attempting to cross Sodus Bay, from the Point, the boat either sunk or upset and melancholy to relate all three were drowned.
At his seat, in Oak Hill, Columbia County (opposite Catskill) on Saturday, the 27th ultimo, John Livingston, Esq. aged 72 years and 7 months.
At Cairo on the 27th ult. After a lingering illness, Mrs. Ann Allen, w/o Mr. Jesse Allen.
November 13, 1822
At Litchfield, Conn. on the 1st inst. Mrs. Rhoda Edwards, aged 82 relict of the Hon. Timothy Edwards, formerly of Stockbridge, Mass.
At Shelby, Gennessee county, David Burroughs, Esq. late member of the convention of this State.
At Shela, the Hon. Jared Ingersoll, Esq., President of the District Court.
At Baltimore, Christian Simon Konig, Esq. Consul of the Netherlands.
In Paris, Madame Condorcet, widow of the celebrated Legislator, and sister of Marshal Grouchy. In her youth she was the belle and wit of the coteries of Paris.
November 20, 1822
On this village on the 16th inst. Mr. Albert Botsford, aged 25 years.
On the 14th inst. Edwin Croswell, infant s/o Mr. E.T. Gaylord.
November 27, 1822 – December 11, 1822
December 18, 1822
In Cairo on the 12th inst. Mrs. Maria Draper, consort of the Rev. Friend Draper, in the 60th year of her age – in the full triumph of Christian faith and in the sure prospect of a glorious immortality.
December 25, 1822
January 1, 1823
Suddenly on the 24th ult. Joshua H. Brett, Esq. of the village of Waterville, Delaware county, aged 71 years. Surely this man’s name deserves a place in the records of usefulness. He has served his country and his fellow citizens long and faithfully. His public career commenced as early as our revolutionary war, and did not end until he resigned his mortal breath to the God who gave it. He was an early settler in this part of the country, and was the first judge who ever presided in Delaware county, and has filled a number of important positions in succession, with credit to himself and to society. His cheerful resignation under the loss of two consorts, and a number of his children, convinced all who witnessed it, that he lived in due submission to the will of Almighty God. He was an affectionate husband, a tender parent, a faithful friend, and an exemplary Christian. Charity and benevolence were spontaneous in his nature – and exhibited themselves whenever an opportunity presented. The widow’s heart and the orphan’s tear, have often witnessed the tenderness of his heart. In him, his children have lost a kind father, the Presbyterian Church at Harpersfield, an old and valuable member, society one of its truest supporters, and many are there who exclaim, “I have lost one of my best friends.” He has died greatly lamented, and his living examples are worthy to be followed by all who knew him.
At Sharon, Schoharie county, on the 18th ult. Mrs. Lydia Keyes, the wife of Capt. Z. Keyes, in the 43rd year of her age. Her husband and five children are left to deplore the loss of a wife and mother, endeared to them by every tie of nature; and esteemed by all the relations and friends who knew her, for the affability of her manners and the sweetness of her temper and disposition. She endured a painful illness without a murmur; and in her last moments preserved a tranquility and resignation of mind, inspired by the recollection of the glorious promise for the righteous that die in the Lord.
January 8, 1823
A most melancholy accident happened at Pompfront, State of Vermont, on Saturday evening, the 30th of last month. A young female, Miss Joana Vaughan, aged 16, who was living at a Mr. Barn’s, in attempting to cut up a hog, which had been killed and dressed that day, that it might be carried into the house, made a mis step, or her foot slipt, and she fell upon a large butcher knife, which she had in her hand. It entered her side, she arose, pulled the knife out, mentioned that she had wounded herself, walked towards the house, at the door of which she fell, and almost immediately expired.
At Albany 26th December of apoplexy, John Ten Broeck, Esq., an old revolutionary patriot.
At Red Hook, on the 26th December, Mrs. Elida Armstrong, wife of Gen. John Armstrong, late Secretary of War.
January 15, 1823
Lately at Philadelphia, Dr. Michael Leib, for many years a leading political character in Pennsylvania; and on the 30th inst., Mr. John Melish, the celebrated geographer, in the 56th year of his age.
At Canandaigua, after a long illness, Gideon Granger, Esq. late Past Master General of the United States, aged 56 years.
In Hudson, on the 7th inst. in the 56th year of her age, Mrs. Lydia Allen, mother of the late Lieut. Comdt. W.H. Allen.
January 22, 1823
At New-Haven, on the 12th inst., His Honour Jonathan Ingersoll, Lt. Governor of Connecticut, in the 76th year of his age.
January 29, 1823
Our paper is this day clothed in the habiliments of woe, in consequence of the lamented death of Moses I. Cantine, Esq. the Senior Editor of the Albany Argus; and we can with truth ever that the sadness of our hearts, is in perfect unison with these symbols of mourning. Often have we been called upon to render the last tribute of respect to the memory of the departed, but it has rarely fallen to our lot to record the death of one, whose private worth and public usefulness, have been more generally acknowledged, or whose loss has left a greater void in the hearts of those who knew him.
Mr. Cantine died on Friday the 24th inst. in the 50th year of his age. He was a native of this state, and after completing his education at Princeton College, was bred to the bar, and followed, with great respectability, the profession of the law, in the county of Greene. He was for many years attorney of the state for the district of which that country was a part, a station which he filled with honour to himself and advantage to the community. During the late war with Great Britain, he was for some time in actual service, in the militia of this state, on the northern frontier. From the year 1815 to 1819, he was an active and useful member of the Senate of this state; and was subsequently First Judge of the county of Greene, a station which he relinquished, on becoming joint proprietor of this paper.
Mr. Cantine possessed a sound and well regulated mind, his affections were ardent and sincere, his manners unassuming and dignified. In all the relations of social life, he was distinguished by the purity and excellence of his character. His heart was the residence of every manly principle – his hand was never backward in works of charity and benevolence. His attainments as a scholar and jurist were respectable. His conduct in his profession and in the walks of private and of public life, was honorable and upright. As a politician he was frank, manly, and decided; a firm supporter of the principles of freedom, and ardently attached to interests of his country. The cause which he espoused received his zealous and unwavering support, but he harbored no unworthy prejudices – he indulged no rancourous feelings – his heart was unaffected by the influence of party strife. An active participation in the various political controversies by which this state has been agitated, may sometimes have exposed him to the misconstruction or the censure of his opponents; yet there are not many, who have enjoyed so much of the confidence and respect of those, from whom it was his fortune to differ. Indeed no one could know him without acknowledging the purity of his motives, and the integrity of his conduct. His heart was without guile, and his life without reproach.
His illness was occasioned, as we have reason to believe, by the noxious qualities of something which he ate or drank about a week previous to his death. At first it was not severe, and he was rapidly recovering from its effects, when an unfortunate exposure to the cold, produced a relapse which hurried him to the grave before even we had heard that his life was endangered. He retained to the last the entire possession of his reason, and was conscious of the approach of death. In relation to that trying event, he conversed freely, and with Christian fortitude and humility – took an affectionate leave of his family and friends – expressed his firm belief in the gospel of Christ and his hope of acceptance through his merits and intercession.
We have seen him so lately in the full enjoyment of vigorous health and in the possession of all his faculties, occupied with the cares – surrounded by the comforts – and buried in the concerns of life that we can hardly bring ourselves to believe that the man we honoured and the friend we loved, is now the tenant of the grave. His death is another proof of the shortness and uncertainty of life – another lesson of the vanity of human expectations, - a lesson more vivid and impressive, than any thing to be found iin the themes of the moralist or the instructions of the pulpit.
He has left a widow and an orphan daughter to mourn his loss – a loss which to them is irreparable – which will be shared by a large circle of relatives and friends – which will be severely felt by all who knew and appreciated his worth – and which we especially shall long continue to remember and deplore.
Melancholy Occurrence – On Sunday, the 13th inst. about noon, two persons, of the names of Reuben Craft and Abner Mead, were found frozen to death in a place called Redkill in the county of Delaware, They came to the store of H. Hosford and Co. at Lexington Heights, on Friday at noon, and departed from thence on their return home about sundown. Their course was through a thick wood – a distance of three miles – and it is supposed that, on the approach of night, they lost their way, and wandered about until they were exhausted. The snow was trodden down for a considerable distance around the spot where they were found. Mr. Craft has left a wife and hour young children to deplore his death – Mr. Mead was a young unmarried man, son of Elder Mead of Redkill.
February 5, 1823
February 12, 1823
In this village on the 7th inst., Lucy Ann, aged 6 years and on the 11th inst. William aged 3 years, daughter and son of Mr. James Goff.
February 19, 1823
February 26, 1823
On the 11th inst. at his residence in the town of Fishkill, Theodorus W. Van Wyck, Esq. in the 66th year of his age of a severe illness of 10 days.
At Philadelphia on Friday last, in the 47th year of his age, Mr. Samuel Relf, late editor of the Philadelphia Gazette.
From the Ontario Republican
Beloved for his virtues, and admired for his talents, died on the 9th inst. at the residence of his father, in this village, James L. Cole, Esq. in the 25th year of his age. There are few whose departure would awaken more tender sympathies. Native enthusiasm, chastened by the mild influences of Christianity, gave to his character a peculiar charm. The Muses claimed him as their son and many a kindred bard shall weave a chaplet around the tomb of “Adrian”.
March 5, 1823
At Albany, on Friday evening last, after a short, but very severe illness, Mr. George Webster, bookseller, and one of the editors and proprietors of the Albany Gazette and Daily Advertiser, in the 61st year of his age. He has left a large family, to whom his death will be an irrepairable loss; and a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances by whom his memory will long be cherished and respected.
At Lansingburgh, on the 22nd ult. Elijah Janes, Jun. Esq., merchant and President of the Lansingburgh Bank.
Awful and Fatal Accident – On Saturday afternoon last, Mr. Isaac Giles, formerly from Worcester, Otsego county, was instantly killed a short distance north of Coxsackie Landing. While descending a hill seated upon a load of wood, the stakes gave way and precipitated him forward between the horses, and before he could extricate himself was drawn under the sleigh and instantly crushed to death.
March 12, 1823
March 19, 1823
It is with much regret we learn that the Hon. William W. Van Ness, for many years a Judge of the Supreme Court of this state, died at Charleston, S.C. on the 28th ult. An intimacy of many years authorizes us to say that few persons with whom we have ever been acquainted, possessed genius and talents of a higher order than Mr. Van Ness. His manners were amiable and prepossessing in a high degree, his temper was excellent, his disposition frank, ingenious, his eloquence bold and commanding, as well as insinuating and persuasive and both at the bar and on the bench he was distinguished for learning, integrity, impartiality, and independence. Few men have been more esteemed and admired by their friends, than Judge Van Ness, and very few were ever more sincerely lamented than he will long be by those to whom he was endeared by the many estimable qualities by which his character was adorned.
At Coxsackie, on the 14th inst. Amanda Printiss, daughter of Mr. Nathan Printiss, lately from New York, in the 14th year of her age.
March 26, 1823
On the 9th inst. while on a visit at Milford, Otsego Co., Miss Hannah Tuttle, daughter of Gen. J. Tuttle of Windham, in the 21st year of her age.
April 2, 1823 – April 23, 1823
April 30, 1823
Departed this life at Durham, on the 23d inst. Miss Emma Crane in the 29th year of her age. There is a tribute of respect due to departed excellence, beyond the tender assiduities of the parting scene, and the consignment of the body to the grave. Emma Crane possessed by nature, a mind of a superior order, which by her uncommon exertions, was cultivated by science, and the knowledge of books, which qualified her for extensive usefulness. As a Christian, she for many years shone conspicuously, and was exceedingly endeared to the church of which she was a member. During a long and distressing illness she was never heard to murmur; but was remarkably composed and manifested a cheerful submission to the will of God. The closing scene was peculiarly tranquil and joyous. In her, the family, the church, and the world sustain a real loss; but it is a consolation, that the cheering thought may be cherished, that her departed spirit, is now with her saviour, mingling her praises with the spirits of the glorified, in the manners of everlasting bliss.
May 7, 1823
From the Northern Whig
Died, at Leyden (Mass), Richard Corss, Esq. formerly editor of this paper, aged 27 years. He was esteemed by all who knew him well. He was gifted with the rarest of talents with which was combined a vigorous, active and discriminating intellect and his abilities as an editor which he displayed while he conducted this paper, were far above mediocrity; Few excelled him. Frank, sincere and amiable, his naturally vivacious, kind and social disposition, and estimable qualities of heart, rendered his company at once pleasing and interesting. In relation to the subject of this notice we might say much, but we shall be anticipated by the hearts of his friends in all that we could say, and knowing as we do that the heart which has treasured up the remembrance of him, will do his memory all justice, we refrain from any further remains.
At Preston Hollow (Albany Co) on the 26th ult., Daniel Sharp, Jr., Esq. in the 50th year of his age.
At Broome on the 29th ult. Mr. Theodore Devereaux, aged 60 years.
May 14, 1823
At Harpersfield, on the 11th inst. Capt. Daniel N. Gaylord, aged about 27.
May 21,1823 – May 28, 1823
June 4, 1823
On the 22d ult. at his residence in Westchester county Judge Tompkins, father of the Vice President of the United States.
Gen. Henry Livingston was born January 19, 1752 and died at his residence in the manor of Livingston, Monday May 26, 1823. On the Wednesday following, his remains were deposited in the family vault in the village church yard, attended by a numerous concourse of mourning relatives and friends. Hudson Whig
June 11, 1823 – June 18, 1823
June 25, 1823
At Hudson on the 18th instant, Mrs. Martha Stanton, wife of the Rev. Benjamin F. Stanton, aged 30 years.
July 2, 1823
In this village on the 30th ult. Miss Margaretta W. Malcomb, youngest daughter of Doct. Henry Malcomb, formerly of Hudson, aged 17 years. In the death of this amiable young lady, her relations and friends have sustained a great loss, and society one of its brightest ornaments. She held fast her integrity until the hour of her dissolution without wavering. Blessed by her heavenly Father with an amiable and happy disposition, and putting her confidence in the sacred oracles of God, she was enabled thereby to meet the storms and trials of adversity without shrinking, and in view of the sudden transition of her soul to the world of spirits, her mind was calm and undisturbed. She was indeed a friend to the distressed; benevolence and charity were conspicuous traits in her character.
But she is gone like a shock of corn fully ripe for her masters use. Earth was not her home. Heaven and her God had long attracted her waiting eyes, had ling been the theme of her fondest hopes; and when upon her dying couch, her confidence in the everlasting promises of God did not forsake her. Looking round on her relatives and friends, she says, do not mourn me, I am indeed happy. Death my last enemy is destroyed; the path appears bright and glorious; I have full confidence in my Saviour. The glorious son of Righteousness arose in her mind with healing in his wings and appeared without a cloud; and Angels I trust, kindly conveyed her immortal spirit to the arms of her Redeemer and her God, there to flourish in immortal and eternal bloom.
At Lexington, on the 23d inst. Mrs. Lois Johnson, wife of Mr. David Johnson, in the 64th year of her age.
July 9, 1823 – July 16, 1823
July 23, 1823
On the 17th inst. while on a visit to her mother’s in New Canaan, Columbia Co., Mrs. Olivia Phelps, wife of B.B. Phelps, Esq. of Walton, Delaware County.
July 30, 1823
August 6, 1823
On Sunday morning the 3rd inst. in the village of Cairo, Simon Sayre, Esq. aged 49 years. His remains were conveyed to the tomb by a numerous and deeply afflicted congregation, as spectators to this mournful scene, and seemed to say in expressive silence, a great and good man has fallen.
Mr. Sayre was a man in whose life were combined superior excellencies, and at whose death every class of his acquaintance lost a most valuable friend. He was a man of the most uniform habits; of a strong and well informed mind; he was collected and deliberate in judgment, and of undoubted integrity and piety. As a representative of this county, in the state Legislature he filled with dignity and credit; and for many years previous to his death, has filled with great satisfaction some of the most important offices in his town. He was able to accommodate himself to the circles of the rich, and the poor were never passed by with scorn and unnoticed. The needy of his acquaintance will be among the last who will lose an affectionate remembrance of the deceased. The intellectual and moral improvement of the ignorant, who were destitute of the ordinary means, formed an object which did more than awaken his commiseration, it led him to action. As a husband and a father, he was truly affectionate. And he began early to teach his children and household that becoming truly great, was becoming truly good. His uniform practice on the holy Sabbath seemed to say, “a day in thy courts is better than a thousand; I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Nor would the business of such trifling importance as the ordinary accumulation of perishable riches hedge up his way to the conference room. Long will the choir of singers weep at his remembrance, and as long feel the loss which his death has occasioned in their department. And as much as any other circle will the Senior of the Presbyterian church in this place, feel the loss of this truly valuable man. In the concerns of the church he ever felt a lively interest; and his advice formed no unimportant part in recorded decisions. But abonnding (sic) in these things, apparently in the midst of his usefulness, he became ripe for a better world than this; and has gone to be employed in more exalted service. Mr. S. was no stranger to the subject of death. It has, for a long time, been a familiar topic of conversation with him; consequently its near approach seemed to occasion no special alarm. While he could speak, his faith was firm and his hope was strong. – The same settled, dispassionate features marked the religion of his death, which had characterized the religion of his life.
From the Delhi Gazette, July 30
Last evening, after a painful and lingering illness, Juliet A. Sherwood, daughter of the hon. Samuel Sherwood, of this place, in the 21st year of her age.
Snatched thus early from a circle of which she was rendered the delight and ornament, by engaging manners, and a disposition at once the most sprightly and amiable, added to all the graces that render youth attractive in its vernal season, she has left to her mourning friends and relatives only the consolation which arises from her bright example of early and sincere piety and virtuous resignation.
Her faith in the atoning merits of a Saviour, instilled by early precept, and confirmed by a life of spotless innocence – joined to the uncommon strength and serenity of a mind constantly superiour to the pains of a lingering disease, and pouring itself out in deep and fervent aspirations of love to her Redeemer, has afforded to her afflicted friends the comforting assurance that she departed in the full enjoyment of that precious hope which alone can solace the pangs of affliction, and disarm death of its terrors.
“Light be the turf of thy tomb!
May its verdure like emerald be:
There should not be the shadow of gloom,
In aught that reminds us of thee.
Young flowers and an evergreen tree,
May spring from the spot of thy rest:
But nor cypress nor yew let us see;
For why should we mourn for the blest?”
On Sunday evening last, after a short illness, Mrs. Laura Hitchcock, consort of Jabez Hitchcock, Esq., in the 39th year of her age.
August 13, 1823
August 20, 1823
On Sunday morning at nine o’clock, at her residence in this village, Mrs. Sally Haxtun, wife of the hon. Benjamin Haxtun, in the 47th year of her age. Mrs. Haxtun was an affectionate wife, a kind and intelligent mother, and an estimable neighbour and friend. She entered the pains of a long illness with a fortitude and resignation which was an evidence of her piety and her faith; and she died with the hope, which showed that if her friends lost much, she had gained all.
August 27, 1823
At Albany on the 21st inst. Mr. John Cook, state Librarian and proprietor of the Albany Reading Room aged 59 years.
September 3, 1823
At Unadilla, on the 24th ult. Dr. Wm. Edson
September 10, 1823
At Coxsackie, on the 4th inst. Doct. Peter C. Adams, aged about 65; on the same day, Mr. Mariah Van Bergen, wife of Mr. Anthony M. Van Bergen.
At West Durham, on Saturday, the 30th ultimo, Mrs. Mary Jewell, aged 34, consort of the Rev. James Jewell, pastor of the church in that place. Mrs. J. had long been a professor of the religion of Jesus, and in her death she manifested a strong hope of a glorious immortality. The church and society in that place have sustained and almost irreparable loss; her husband has lost a kind and tender wife; her children (though so young as to be unable to feel it) have lost a tender mother; the poor have lost a benefactor, and the cause of missions has lost a benefactor, and the cause of missions has lost a warm friend and a zealous advocate. We sympathize with the afflicted mourners; but we cannot mourn as those who have no hope. During her illness, which was long, and at times very distressing, she never was heard to complain, or murmur against God, but like the pious Psalmist “I was dumb, I opened not my mouth, because thou didst it.” On Sunday at 2 o’clock, her remains were conveyed to the church, where a solemn, affecting and appropriate address was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Williston, of the first society, from Rev. xiv. 13. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.” & Truly a Mother in Israel is no more. Mrs. J. was a native of Plainfield, Mass.
At Durham, on Thursday last, Bradley M. Adams, infant son of Mr. Reuben Adams.
September 17, 1823
Obituary – It has seldom fallen to our lot to record a death, which has created a deeper sensation in the public mind; or lamented, than that of John Wells, Esq. who died yesterday morning at his country residence on Brooklyn Heights. The circumstances attending this event are peculiarly afflicting. Mr. Wells was in perfect health on Wednesday last, and attended to his professional business in court. On Thursday he was attacked with a violent bilious remittent fever, which terminated his earthly existence on Sunday morning, after an illness of less than three days. He has fallen at the meridian of his fame and in the midst of his usefulness, being at the aged of 52. His premature death has created a void in our community, which will not soon be supplied. By the force of his talents and the integrity and firmness of his character, he had risen to the head of his profession, and by common consent he held the first rank at the New-York Bar. His modest and unassuming manners disarmed others of that envy which the superiority of his intellect, the splendor of his genius, and the extent of his legal attainments were calculated to excite. But it does not belong to us, to attempt to portray his character. Some abler pen will do justice to his merits. We can do no more than mingle our regrets with those of his friends, his professional brethren, and indeed every class of our citizens. In almost every department of society, his loss will be severely felt.
There is one circumstance connected with Mr. Wells’ life, which is peculiarly interesting. He was a native of the county of Otsego. On the revolutionary war, the whole of his family were massacred by the Indians. He was then a boy, and providentially escaped by being from home, at a school in Schenectady. At an early age he was therefore deprived of his parents and relatives, and has reached an eminence so distinguished by his own unaided efforts.
At New-York, on the 11th inst. Mr. Joseph Graham, in the 52nd year of his age.
September 26, 1823
October 3, 1823
In this village, very suddenly, on Wednesday, Mrs. Rebecca Bogardus, wife of Mr. John Bogardus Jr.
At Schodack Landing, on the 23d ult. after a shirt illness, the Rev. Isaiah Y. Johnson, Pastor of the Reformed Church in that place. Mr. Johnson has left a large circle of friends to lament his untimely death. Those who knew him most intimately will most sensibly feel his loss. They will long remember the gentleness and suavity of his manners, the sincerity and warmth of his friendship, and the consistency and firmness of his Christian character. He was tenderly attached to the people of his charge, and the uniform kindness they have manifested towards him and his family proves that the attachment was mutual.
At Bortentown, N.J. on the 10th inst. Gen. Henry Lallemand. He was buried in Philadelphia. His demise was occasioned by a disease of the stomach. He was a gallant soldier of Napoleon, and much esteemed for his private virtue.
At Philadelphia, on the 17th ult. after a severe attack of the dysentery, Com. John Shaw of the US Navy aged 50 years.
At New-Haven, Conn. a short time since, Leonard W. Wales, Esq., Counsellor at law, aged 36 years. He was a graduate of Yale College in 1807, where he received the highest honors of the institution and had obtained a highly respectable standing at the bar.
October 10, 1823
At Coxsackie, on the 2d inst. Jacob Cuyler, Esq. in the 77th year of his age.
At Burlington, NJ on the 3d inst. Gen. Bloomfield, an officer of the revolutionary war and formerly governor of NJ.
October 17, 1823
At Warren, Ohio, on the 27th ult. while on a visit to his children, Hon. Zephaniah Swift, aged 64 late Chief Justice of CT.
October 24, 1823
At Roxbury, Delaware co, on the 3d inst. of a lingering illness, Mrs. Betty More, aged 78, wife of Mr. John More. She was a native of Elgin, in North Britain, and left to mourn her death, a husband, 8 children, 71 grand-children and 18 great-grandchildren.
October 31, 1823
At Longbottom, Meiggs Co., Ohio on the 4th inst., Mr. William Post, late a merchant from this village.
At New-York on the 23rd inst. of a lingering illness, Mr. Peter Smith, Printing Press maker, etc. aged 29.
November 7, 1823
At his father’s residence in Waterville, Delaware co, on the 24th ult. Mr. Joseph Clark, late of the firm of Day & Clark of this village – aged 31 years.
The deceased sustained through his life an irreproachable character, and he was ever faithful and affectionate as a friend and neighbour. His last illness was long and distressing, but he bore it with fortitude and resignation. We sincerely sympathize with his friends, who are now deprived of the company of one whom they always loved.
November 14, 1823
In this village on the 7th inst. Mrs. Eggie Bogardus, wife of Capt. James Bogardus, aged 66 years.
November 21, 1823
In this village on Wednesday last, Mr. Daniel Smith, from Albany, aged 54 years.
November 28, 1823
December 5, 1823
From the Albany Argus, Dec. 2
In Kinderhook, on the 25th ult. Mrs. Christina Cantine, relict of the late Moses I. Cantine, Esq. formerly one of the Editors of this paper. Posthumous eulogy being frequently penned under a keen sense of the loss sustained in the removal of those we love, is generally received with caution, and is sometimes ascribed to the partiality or the blindness of friendship. But those who had the happiness to know Mrs. Cantine, will not think it easy to speak too highly in the praise of one possessing so many claims to their affection and respect. It is not too much to say, that in her was united every thing which could adorn or dignify the female character. To the gifts of a vigorous and highly cultivated mind, were added a charming ease and simplicity of manners, a heart overflowing with kind and elevated feeling, and above all, the richer graces of fervent piety. In all the relations of life her conduct was most exemplary and useful. No one could know her without rendering the tribute of admiration and esteem, and few persons possessed more or warmer friends. But it is as a Christian that her character is invested with the brightest beams. She was for many years an ornament of religion, and her praise, as such, will be long in the churches. Her piety was lively and intelligent, and her life was a constant proof of its sincerity and ardour. It was a never failing-stream, of heavenly origin, which watered in its course every plant of virtue, and made it to abound in fruits of righteousness. In every work of mercy, she was distinguished by her readiness and activity –
Stood ever open to the stranger’s call;
She fed the hungry; to the thirsty lip
Reach’d out the friendly cup; her care benign
From the rude blast secur’d the pilgrim’s side;
She heard the widow’s tender tale, and shook
The galling shackle from the prisoner’s feet;
She each endearing tie, wach office knew
Of meek-eyed, heaven-descended Charity!”
Nor did she confine herself to the consideration of their temporal wants. It was the study of her life to diffuse the blessings of religion, and to benefit by every means in her power, the souls of men. She was an active promoter of all those great plans of Christian benevolence which distinguish the age we line in, and she esteemed it her highest honour to aid them by her influence and example. Though perfectly unassuming, she was remarkable for the firmness and zeal with which, on all occasions, she maintained the cause of truth. Vice in her presence, could never “bolt its arguments” with impunity. The “law of kindness” dwelt upon her tongue; but it was ever ready to “check the pride” and refute the sophistry of error. It were so easy to enlarge, in speaking of such a character; but the limits of a notice like this, forbid it. Mrs. Cantine had labored before her death under a pulmonary complaint, which gradually exhausted her strength, and under which, hastened by the death of a beloved partner, she at length suck, to receive, as we fondly and reverently trust, the full fruition of those glorious hopes which sweetened the trials and cheered the decline of life. She has left an orphan daughter, who has been called during the present year, to the sad duty of following the remains of both her parents to the grave. May He, the father of the fatherless, who has twice afflicted, support and bless her!
December 12, 1823
In this village on the 1st inst. Mrs. Mary Hamlin, wife of Mr. David Hamlin, aged 52 years.
December 19, 1823
In this town on the 11th inst. Mr. John Polock, aged 74.
At Durham, on the 9th George Judd, son of Mr. Anthony Judd aged 3 years.
On the 1st inst. at his residence near Georgetown, Baron Frederick Grehun, Minister from the Prussian Government to the US.
December 26, 1823
At New York on the 13th inst. the venerable and reverend Ezra Sampson, aged 76 years. He was one of the fathers of our American Literature; and was the author of several very popular works, - the Beauties of the Bible, Brief Remarker, and Historical Dictionary. Much, very much could be said of this estimable and truly good man, (says the Hudson Whig) but the pen of the writer of this would fall far short of doing justice to his real worth. The remembrance of this friendship will be treasured in the hearts of all his friends as something to be remembered with pleasure. He was a true Christian – a Christian in all situations and at all times, an unaffected, pious, cheerful Christian.
At Litchfield on the 13th inst. the hon. Tapping Reeve, formerly Chief Justice of Connecticut, aged 79.
January 2, 1824
January 9, 1824
At Windham, on the 2nd inst. Mr. John Hotchkiss, son of Mr. Isaac Hotchkiss, aged 25 years.
January 16, 1824 – February 6, 1824
February 13, 1824
In this village on the 10th inst. Mr. Theophilus Dimmick, aged 64 years.
At Washington, on the 28th ult. Mrs. Catharine Livingston De Bresson, wife of the Secretary of the Legation of France, and senior daughter of the honorable Smith Thompson of the state of New York.
At Cooperstown on the 26th ult. Sarah S., wife of the Hon. Farrand Stranaham, of the Senate of this State.
At Rensselaer, on the 27th ult. Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, wife of Apollos Moore, Esq. aged 55 years.
February 20, 1824
Mr. Matthew Persen, aged 25 years, son of Mr. Garret Persen, was drowned on Tuesday evening last, near his father’s house, about 2 miles above this village, in attempting to cross a mill pond.
February 27, 1824
At Cairo, on the 18th inst., very suddenly, Mrs. Harriet Shepard, wife of Dr. Wm. B. Shepard, aged 22 years.
March 5, 1824
March 12, 1824
In this village on Monday last, Mrs. Dimmis Day, consort of the late Stephen Day, Esq. aged 75.
At Washington City, on the 21st ult., the Hon. William Lee Ball, aged 45; for several years past, and at the time of his death, a Representative in Congress from the state of Virginia.
March 19, 1824
At Durham, on the 26 ult. Mr. William Chapman, aged 40.
In the town of Athens, on the 16th inst. Mr. John I. Van Hoesen, aged about 70.
March 26, 1824
April 2, 1824
At Windham, Conn. on the 10th inst. Sophia Alathea, daughter of Mr. John Manning, of this town aged 6 years.
April 9, 1824
In this village on the 4th inst. Mrs. Eliza Darrow, wife of Mr. John F. Darrow, aged 35.
April 16, 1824
April 23, 1824
Melancholy Accident – Drowned in a branch of the Hudson River opposite Widow Van Wie’s distant 6 miles below this city, on Thursday last at 4 o’clock P.M. Miss Rebecca Brooks aged 20 years, daughter of Jonathan Brooks Jr., of this city. The circumstances of the case we understand were, that the deceased, in company with a number of her companions, was returning in a boat from the island to the main shore, and in attempting to step from the boat to a scow, she slipped and fell into the stream, which was high, owing to the late freshet. A young gentleman of the party made several unsuccessful attempts to rescue her, but she sunk to rise no more. Her body has not yet been found. We are authorized to say that her bereaved parent will give a suitable reward to any person who shall discover the corpse of his beloved daughter.
At Cairo on the 13th inst. Mr. Truman Lewis aged 51.
At Coxsackie on the 19th inst. Mr. John H. Cuyler aged 48.
April 30, 1824
In this town on the 20th inst. after a long and distressing illness, Miss Rachel Jane Sole, aged 20 years.
May 7, 1824
At Albany, on the 29th inst. William D.S., son of Egbert Hartford, aged 4 years, occasioned by falling into a kettle of boiling water a few weeks since.
At Lexington, on the 22nd ult. Mrs. Esther, wife of Col. Zadock Pratt, Jr., aged 32, of a lingering consumption, the pains of which she bore with entire patience and resignation to the divine will.
In Rutland, Vt. on the 18th ult. Mrs. Roxana Tuttle, wife of Capt. E.P. Tuttle, aged 36.
May 14, 1824
In Hudson, on the 5th inst. Miss Mary Ann Condit, aged 22 years, daughter of Mr. Samuel H. Condit.
May 21, 1824 – May 28, 1824
June 4, 1824
At Durham, on the 19th ult. Mr. Asahel Cooley, aged 82.
At Hunter, on the 30th ult. Mrs. Mary Botsford, aged 74 consort of Mr. Richard Botsford, lately from the county of Shropshire, England.
At Tampico on the 30th of April last, after a few days illness, N.G. Ingraham, Jr., Esq., US Consul for that port.
June 11, 1824
At Madison on the 7th inst. Mrs. Angelica Salisbury, aged about 50, relict of the late Mr. Wm. F. Salisbury – on the 8th, during the interment of her sister, Miss Rachel Salisbury, aged about 45, daughter of Mr. Wessel Salisbury, fell down instantly and expired.
At Durham on the 19th ult. Capt. Asahel Cooley, aged 82.
The death at Hunter inserted last week, was inadvertently printed Botsford instead of Botfield.
June 18, 1824
At Cairo, on the 2d inst. Cornelius Dubois, Esq., late of this village, aged 33.
At Coxsackie, on the 7th inst. Mr. Philip Conine, aged about 35.
At Schoharie, on the 29th ult. Miss Lydia Chapman, aged 26.
June 25, 1824 – July 9, 1824
July 16, 1824
On the 1st inst. at Oak Hill, Jacob Roggen, Esq. aged 47 years.
Over the corpse of the most obscure and unknown, the tears of bitter anguish and tender affection are almost always shed by a little domestic circle; But when he who has been a public benefactor is cut off by a premature stroke, and entombed in an untimely grave, not the tears of a family only, but the deep feelings of the vicinity bespeak a public bereavement. There is a union of feelings, but that which most excites our sorrow, is also the best source of consolation, for while Mr. Roggen lived, he was not only a faithful public servant, but a tender husband and kind father. He has left a widow and numerous family to mourn his loss.
At Durham, on the 7th inst. Mr. Daniel Kirtland, aged 79.
July 23, 1824
In this village on the 19th inst. Mrs. Mary Ward.
At Coxsackie, on the 9th inst. Mrs. Jane Reed, wife of Mr. Epenetus Reed.
July 30, 1824
In this village, on the 22nd inst. Mrs. Catherine Bogardus, wife of Peter Bogardus, aged 68.
At Schooley’s Mountain, on the 19th inst. the Rev. Philip M. Whelpley, Pastor of the 1st Presbyterian Church in the city of New York, in the 31st year of his age.
August 6, 1824
At Trenton, NJ on the 28th ult. Gen. James J. Wilson, Post-Master, editor of the True American, and late a Member of the Senate of the U.S. A gentleman of splendid talents – strict integrity – open – active – and generous even to a fault. After filling, with credit, many of the most important situations, he has fallen in the noon-day of life – leaving a large, amiable and interesting family. “May he rest in peace”.
August 13, 1824
In this village, on the 8th inst., Mr. Seth Scott.
August 20, 1824
In this village on the 19th inst. Frances, son of Mr. Wm. H. Coit, aged 14 months.
August 27, 1824
At Durham, on the 16th inst. of a consumption, Miss Louisa Hamlin, daughter of Doct. Amos Hamlin, aged 24.
At Roxbury, Del. Co., on the 18th inst. Mrs. Susannah More, wife of Mr. Robert More, aged 48 years.
September 3, 1824
At his residence near Philadelphia, on the 16th ult. the venerable Charles Thompson, well known as the secretary of the revolutionary congress and revered for his personal worth.
At Fredericksburgh, Va. Co. John Taylor, a senator of the U.S. and a most distinguished citizen.
At Delhi, on the 30th ult. Mrs. Maria Foote, wife of the Hon. Charles A. Foote.
September 10, 1824
At Elba, Genessee Co, on the 25th ult., Lemuel Foster, Esq. in the 61st year of his age, the youngest of 16 sons, all of whom, together with the father, served in the armies of the American Revolution and the amount of the united services was 60 years.
September 17, 1824
At his residence, in Grafton St., London, on the 4th of July last, George Hyde Clark, Esq., grandson of George Clarke, formerly Lt. Governor of the State of New York and father of George Clarke, Esq. of Hyde, Springfield, Otsego Co. aged 81.
At Oxford, Ct. on the 9th inst. Mr. Sebastian M. Dutton, late proprietor and editor of the New Haven Pilot, aged 24.
At Cincinnati (Ohio) on the 24th ult., Mr. Daniel T. Hewitt, recently from New York.
September 24, 1824
In this village on the 19th inst. Mr. Covel Elmer, son of Mr. Caleb Elmer, aged 21 years.
October 1, 1824 – October 8, 1824
October 15, 1824
In this village, on the 6th inst. Mr. Samuel Stewart aged 34. His death was occasioned by being thrown from a wagon on the 2d inst., which injured his head in such a manner that he remained entirely senseless until he expired.
At Cairo, on the 8th inst. very suddenly, Mrs. Pamela Hine, wife of Mr. Lewis Hine, aged 27.
At Middletown, Md., 6th inst. Mr. Thos. Dunn, Sargeant at Arms of the House of Representatives of the United States.
October 22, 1824
At Newbury, Lycoming Co., PA, on the 5th inst. Doct. Benjamin Olmsted. For further information, his friends are requested to address John Murphy, P.M. at Newbury.
October 29, 1824
At Durham, on the 19th inst., Mrs. Mabel Tryon, wife of William Tryon, Esq., aged 49.
November 5, 1824
November 12, 1824
At Coxsackie, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Anna Weaver, wife of Mr. Jabez Weaver.
November 19, 1824
November 26, 1824
In this town, on the 13th inst. Miss Anna Maria Schuneman, daughter of Mr. William Schuneman, aged about 29.
In the city of New York, on the 18th inst. after a short illness, Doct. James Gale, of Cairo, in the 52nd year of his age.
At his residence in Durham, on the 13th inst. Mr. Curtis Baldwin, in his 58th year.
At Utica, on the 16th inst., the Hon. Morris S. Miller, 1st Judge of Oneida Co. court, in the 45th year of his age.
December 3, 1824
In this town on the 28th inst. Mr. James Rouse, aged 74.
December 10, 1824
In this town on the 6th inst. Mr. Frederick Van Gorden.
At Madison on the 26th ult. Miss Catharine McCarthy, aged 20.
At Blenheim, Schoharie Co., on the 1st inst. after a short illness, Mrs. Abigail Graves, wife of Mr. Elisha Graves, aged 33.
December 17, 1824
At Athens, on the 7th inst. Mrs. Martha Wilbur, aged 66, consort of Mr. Solomon Wilbur.
At Andes, Delaware Co, on the 19th ult. in the 58th year of his age, William Akerly, Esq. one of the 1st settlers in that county after the Revolutionary War.
December 24, 1824
At Schenectady on the 12th inst. Mrs. Sarah Van Vechten, relict of the late Samuel Van Vechten, Esq. of this town, aged 67 years.
At Delhi, on the 8th inst. Miss Emma W. Wells, aged 25, daughter of Mr. Noah Wells.
December 31, 1824
January 7, 1825
At Walton, Delaware Co, on the 18th December, Mr. Benajah McCall, aged 82.
January 14, 1825A
At Cairo, on the 6th inst., Mr. Ezeliel Smith, aged 54 years.
In France November 6, the Duke De Noailles, Peer of France, aged 85. He had five daughters by his wife, the daughter of the immortal Chancellor d’Aguessau. The second of them was the heroic wife of General La Fayette. His great store of knowledge obtained for him the suffrages of the Academy of Sciences. He preserved in old age his memory so unimpaired, that a few days before his death, he dictated without hesitation, to the Count de Segur, his brother-in-law, a long piece in verse, composed more than 40 years ago.
January 21, 1825
At Roxbury, Delaware County, suddenly, on the 4th inst. Mr. George S. Hall, aged 21; son of Mr. Lemuel Hall, late of this village.
At Windham, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Mary Miller, aged 62, wife of Mr. Eleazur Miller.
At New Haven (Ct.) on the 8th inst. Eli Whitney, Esq., aged 59, a scientific and ingenious mechanic, a valuable citizen.
January 28, 1825
At Hunter on the 7th inst. Mrs. Sarah Patch, consort of Captain Samuel Patch, aged 33.
At New Brunswick, NJ on the 20th inst. the venerable Dr. John H. Livingston, Professor of Didactic and Polemic Divinity in the Theological Seminary of the Ref. Dutch Church, in the 29th year of his age.
At Baltimore (Md.) on the 14th inst. General Robert Goodloe Harper, a valuable citizen, and one of the brightest ornaments of the American bar.
February 4, 1825
In this village, on the 30th ult. Mr. Eli Luddington, aged 23.
February 11, 1825
At Greenville, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Elizabeth Coffin, aged 78, widow of the late Capt. Sheffield Coffin.
February 18, 1825
In Boston, on Sunday morning, 6th inst., His Excellency William Eustis, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In England, Miss Eames, aged 18 – her death was occasioned by fright, from having a spider thrown on her, which crept down her back. Joel Bishop at the advanced age of 103, leaving “one hundred and fifteen children” in and about the three Kingdoms.
February 25, 1825
At Harpersfield, on the 15th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Harper, aged 80, relict of the late Col. John Harper.
At Durham, on the 12th inst. Miss Phebe Spencer, aged 19.
March 4, 1825
In this village, on the 28th ult. Mr. Thomas B. Cooke, Jr., son of Thos. B. Cooke, aged 21 years.
At New York on the 22nd ult. in the 47th year of his age, the Rev. John B. Romeyn, D.D. pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Cedar Street.
March 11, 1825
At Bedford (Mass.) on the 1st inst. the venerable John Brooks, late governor of that state, aged 73 years.
March 18, 1825
In this village on the 9th inst. Mr. Peter Tower, of Worthington, Mass., aged 50 years.
On the 13th inst. Ann Eliza, daughter of Mr. William Stanton, aged 3 years.
At Durham, on the 9th inst. Joseph, only son of Doct. L.W. Hart, aged 2 years 7 months.
March 25, 1825
April 1, 1825
At Albany on the 17th ult. Mrs. Elizabeth Steele, consort of Mr. Daniel S. In the death of this excellent woman, her connections and friends have met with an irreparable loss.
At Cairo, on the 23rd inst. Mr. Isaac Hine, aged 59. Mr. Hine was one of the oldest settlers in the town; and by his management in public concerns, with which he had much to do, and by his uniform uprightness in his intercourse among men he had merited the respect and confidence of a very extensive acquaintance, by whom, in the most sensible signs, his death is sincerely lamented.
April 8, 1825
At Windham, on the 29th ult. Mariah, daughter of Sidney Tuttle, Esq. aged 12 years. This child, though young, gave hopeful evidence of being a child of God. She had been a scholar in the Sabbath school and is an instance among many others, of the invaluable good those institutions are calculated to produce. In the former part of her sickness, which at first put on a typhus form, then an highly inflammatory rheumatic appearance, but finally terminated in a pulmonary consumption, she was very impatient and uneasy, but after a few weeks she became resigned and was a pattern of patience, Christian humility and meekness; she appeared attached to the bible and often solicited her mother and little sister to read to her, and often repeated many passages from her Sabbath school lessons, which she had learned. Death to her appeared to have lost its sting, as she conversed upon the subject of dying with great composure and resignation. A few days before she left this world of sorrow, she called her little brothers and sisters to her bedside, and conversed with them particularly and individually about dying and eternal things, and then took an affectionate leave of them. A short time before she expired, in taking a final farewell of her parents, she clasped her arms around her mother’s neck and exclaimed, O I love you, but I love my God more. It greatly distressed her to see her parents in tears on her account, and would often entreat them not to weep. She lingered until Tuesday afternoon when she expired without a struggle.
April 15, 1825
At New-Haven, Conn. on the 7th inst. Mr. John C. Gray, aged 47, late one of the editors and proprietors of the Connecticut Herald.
April 22, 1825
In this village, on the 16th inst. Philo Day, son of Mr. Russell Day, aged 13.
At Marietta, Ohio on the 29th ult. Return J. Meiggs, Esq., formerly Governor of Ohio, and late Post-Master General of the US.
April 29, 1825
In this village, on the 22d inst. Mrs. Sarah Bogardus, wife of John Bogardus, aged 54.
May 6, 1825
In this town, on the 30th ult. Mr. Frederick Baldwin, aged 76 years.
At New York, General Matthew Clarkson, for many years President of the New York Bible Society and Vice President of the American Bible Society.
May 13, 1825
In this village, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Lydia Meiggs, aged 66.
May 20, 1825
May 27, 1825
At Meredith, Delaware Co, Mr. Richard Thornton, aged 62, a Revolutionary Pensioner.
June 3, 1825
June 10, 1825
At Cairo, on the 5th inst. the Rev. Andrew Smith of the Methodist Episcopal Church, aged 28 years. He was a man of deep and genuine piety and was distinguished by his unaffected humility, his burning zeal for God, and his tender concern for souls. He was a young man of promising talents; and his memory will long be cherished by hundreds of this and neighboring towns who have been edified by his labour of love.
June 17, 1825
At Cooperstown, on the 20th ult. Mr. Henry E. Dwight, aged 48, youngest brother of the late Dr. Dwight, aged 48, youngest brother of the late Dr. Dwight, of Yale College.
At his residence on Staten Island, on Saturday evening last, after a long and painful illness, Daniel D. Tompkins, Esq. late Vice-President of the United States, in the 51st year of his age. The funeral took place, says the N.Y. Mercantile Advertiser of Tuesday, yesterday afternoon. Between 5 and 6 o’clock, the corpse arrived at Whitehall slip, on board the steam boat Nautilus, from Staten Island. As the steam boat passed the Revenue Cutter, at anchor off the point of the Battery, Capt. Cahoone commenced firing until the procession was out of sight. The Mayor, Recordfer, and the Hon. The Corporation, the Judges of the Supreme Court, the members of the Senate of this State, together with a large concourse of other citizens, joined in the procession at Whitehall slip, and proceeded to St. Mark’s Church, where the funeral service was performed. We understand the body is to be interred in the family vault at Westchester.
Obituary – Another bright and beautiful star has set forever! The Reverend and truly beloved John Summerfield, breathed his last at about eleven o’clock this morning, after a painful illness of near four weeks. Every one who knew him, loved him and will mourn. And with the numerous denominations to which he was attached, and in which he shone like a meteor of heavenly light, his loss will be irreparable. He was indeed a meteor; - he shot upon is in a twinkling; shone as it were but for a moment; and sunk to rise upon the world no more. He was a native of the neighborhood of Manchester, England, in the 27th year of his age, and the eighth of his ministry. N.Y. Com. Adv. June 13.
June 24, 1825
In this village, on the 18th inst. Miss Emeline Hawley, daughter of Mr. Ezra Hawley, aged 18 years.
July 1, 1825
In this town, on the 9th ult. Col. Abraham Salisbury, aged 62.
July 8, 1825
At Charleston, SC on the 11th ult. Mr. William G. Whittlesey, aged 26 years from Durham, this county, while on a tour for the benefit of his health. After reaching that place he failed so fast that he was unable to return. Although far from home, he was not left friendless. Having had the perusal of a letter from the Rev. Joseph Brown, which brought the intelligence of his death, we find that much credit is due to that gentleman, to a Mr. Farnsworth from this quarter, and to several pious females, and others, who took so much interest in his situation, and who afforded all the assistance and comfort in their power, in an hour of the distress.
In this village, on the 5th inst. John D., son of Doct. Abel Brace, aged 20 months.
At the residence of Doct. Cuthbert, at Bloomingdale, on the 3d inst. of a consumption, Charles G. Haines, Esq., Adjutant General of the State of New York.
July 15, 1825
In this village, suddenly on the 10th inst. George Caines, Esq. in the 54th year of his age, Counsellor of Law and formerly reporter of the Supreme Court of this State. Mr. Caines had arrived in this village from the city of New York his late residence, to reside permanently, in Windham in this county. His remains were followed to the tomb by a large and respectable concourse of citizens, together with the members of the bar, who in respect to the deceased, wore the usual badge of mourning.
On the 10th inst. the Rev. James Jewell, Pastor of the 2d Congregational Church in Durham, in the 48th year of his age, the 16th of his ministry and 10th of his pastoral care.
At Durham, on the 3d inst. Miss Lydia Peck, daughter of Mr. Hervey Peck, aged 25.
July 22, 1825
In this city, 17th inst. at 5 o’clock in the morning, the Rev. Matthew Rice Dutton, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Yale College; aged 42. Professor Dutton had long been afflicted with a pulmonary complaint; and had for many weeks past been confined to his bed. During his whole sickness he manifested the most cheerful resignation to the Divine will, and he has left to his friends the consoling assurance that “their loss is his unspeakable gain.” He was possessed of a vigorous and discriminating mind, of manners peculiarly amiable, and was beloved by all who knew him. In his death the Institution with which he was connected, and of which he was a very valuable officer, has sustained a severe loss. In the short space of three years, two distinguished Professors have been removed from Yale College by the mysterious dispensations of a wise and righteous Providence; and the names of Fisher and Dutton will long be remembered with veneration and regard by all who value excellence of character, or superior attainments in science. The public will soon be furnished with a more minute account of the life and death of this useful and distinguished man. Connecticut Journal
July 29, 1825
August 5, 1825
In this village on the 28th inst. Caleb Benton, Esq., aged 67 years
August 12, 1825
August 19, 1825
In this village, on the 10th inst. Mrs. Esther Whipple, aged 24, wife of Mr. Samuel Whipple of Troy.
On the 13th inst. suddenly Mrs. Hannah Eells, wife of Mr. Nathaniel Eells, aged 59 years.
In this town on the 15th inst., Mr. Ralph Payson.
At Cairo, Mrs. Mary Coffin, wife of Mr. Isaac Coffin.
At Harpersfield, Del. Co., on the 10th inst., Mrs. Martha Eells, in the 18th year of her age.
At Windham, Mr. John Tuttle, Sen. in the 79th year of his age.
At Menton, on the 8th ult. David W. Kinsbury, aged 19; and in September 1824 Joseph W. Kingsbury, aged 20, sons of Joseph Kinsbury.
At Philadelphia on the 22d ult. Mr. Jacob Gilder, formerly of Catskill, Fishkill or Newburgh, in the state of New York and was a Mill-wright by profession. His friends can receive information of his effects by addressing a letter to Thomas Funston, Kensington, Philadelphia.
August 26, 1925
In New York on Sunday the 14th inst. Arthur Breese, Esq. one of the Clerks of the Supreme Court of this State.
In Albany, on Friday evening last, the Hon. Roger Skinner, aged 52, Judge of the US Court for the Northern District of New York.
At Broome, Schoharie Co. on the 26th ult. after a short but distressing illness, Mrs. Eve Green, aged 35, consort of Dr. J.R. Green.
September 2, 1825
At Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., on the 21st ult., Mrs. Sally Spencer, aged 29, consort of John B. Spencer, Esq.
At Charleston (SC) on the 16th ult. Gen. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a “distinguished hero of the revolution, a firm and enlightened statesman, a patriot beyond suspicion and without reproach.
September 9, 1825
At Hempstead, LI on the 1st inst. Doct. Samuel Field, aged 40.
In this town, on the 14th ult. Mr. Levi Stevens, of Broome, aged 37.
At Penfield, Medina Co, Ohio, on the 11th ult. Elijah Hawley, Esq. aged 81.
September 16, 1825
September 23, 1825
In this village on the 20th inst. Sally Ann Edsell, aged 13.
At Kingston, Ulster Co, on the 31st ult. of the typhus fever, Joseph A. Bostwick, Esq. of Delhi, aged 43. Mr. B. was employed as a Surveyor and Engineer by the Commissioners of the State of Rhode Island, and the origin of his disease is attributed to exposure to the sudden change of weather on the 20th.
September 30, 1825
In this village, on the 23rd inst. Mr. Abel Gray,
October 7, 1825
At Coxsackie, on the 26th ult. very suddenly, Mr. Peter Ostrander, a revolutionary pensioner.
In this village, on the 6th inst. Mr. Henry Van Gorden, aged 56.
October 14, 1825 – October 21, 1825
October 28, 1825
At Harpersfield, on the 11th inst. Mrs. P.A. Dayton, aged 32, wife of Anson Dayton.
November 4, 1825
In this village, on the 28th ult. Mrs. Catharine, wife of Doct. Wm. G. Telfair, aged 27; leaving w infant daughters, twelve days old.
November 11, 1825
At Durham, on the 2d inst. Mrs. Cynthia Whittlesey, aged 25, relict of the late Mr. William G. Whittlesey.
November 18, 1825
In this village on the 14th inst. Mrs. Abigail Stocking, aged 49.
In Lexington, on the 20th ult. Mr. Solomon Huestis, aged 59.
November 25, 1825
At New Haven, Conn. on the 9th inst., Mr. Alvin Devereux of Rensselaerville, Albany Co.
December 2, 1825
In this village, on the 26th ult. Mr. Charles Backus, aged 42 years.
At Cairo, on the 23d ult. after a short but distressing illness, John G. Prout, Esq. aged 34 years.
December 9, 1825
In Newton, Mass on the 29th ult. Gen. William Hull, in the 73d year of his age. A field officer in the Revolution and late Brigadier General in the army of the US.
December 16, 1825
At Batavia on the 30th ult. Franklin G. Miller, aged 20, son of David C. Miller, Esq. Editor of the Republican Advocate.
December 23, 1825
In this village on the 15th inst. Thomas M. Casey, aged 15.
December 30, 1825
At Natchez, Miss. In November last, Col. Peter P. Schuyler, aged 48, a native of this state.
At Albany, on Monday last, Estes Howe, Esq. late recorder of the city of Albany, aged 45.
At Charleston, on the 15th inst. the Rev. Hooper Cumming, late of New York.
January 6, 1826
In this village on the 31st ult. Rodman G. Backus, aged 4 years. On the 5th inst. an infant child of Mr. Nathaniel Hinman.
January 13, 1826
In this village, on the 9th inst. Mr. John Franklin, Jun. aged 40 years.
At Cairo on the 10th inst. Miss Priscilla Weekes, aged 23, daughter of Mr. Henry Weekes.
January 20, 1826
In this village, on the 15th inst. Mrs. Nancy Powers, aged 38, wife of James Powers, Esq.
At Blenheim, Scho. County, on the 8th inst. Col. Silas Knapp, aged 67 years.
January 27, 1826 – February 3, 1826
February 10, 1826
In this village, on the 7th inst. George David, aged 8 years, son of Mr. John E. David.
At Auburn, Major Richard Goodell, keeper of the state prison at that place, and late speaker of the Assembly of this state.
February 17, 1826
In this village on the 14th inst. Mrs. Catharine Van Gorden, aged 85.
In this town on the 11th inst. Mr. James P. Stoutenburgh, aged 66.
At Cairo, on the 22d ult., Mr. Zenus Weed, aged about 40.
On the 15th inst. Mrs. Ann Bishop, aged 32, wife of Mr. Elisha Bishop.
On Monday last, at his residence at the Pine Plains, Ebenezer Dibblee, Esq. Mr. D. had arrived to great maturity in years and was distinguished by a combination of social and Christian virtues. Well may his character be looked up to as the gentlemen, as the husband, the father, the friend and the Christian.
February 24, 1826
At Cairo on the 15th inst. Mr. Francis Salisbury aged 26. On the 21st Mr. Nathaniel Bruce.
At New York on the 15th inst., Abraham Van Buskirk, Esq. of Athens, aged 61.
March 3, 1826
In this village, on the 25th inst. Mr. James Collier, aged 49.
At Coxsackie, on Sunday the 26th ult. Walton St. Esq. Mr. John W. Van Denburgh, Mr. Rufus Cash, Mrs. Gertrude Roe, wife if Charles Roe of Greenville, Mr. Abraham Cure, of New Baltimore, a child of Peter Tryon, one other child, the name not known.
At Durham, on the 7th ult. Mrs. Abigail Tyler, aged 92, relict of the late Mr. Phineas Tyler.
March 10, 1826
In this village, on the 8th inst. Mrs. Ann Maria Ely, wife of Mr. David Ely, aged 21 years.
At his residence in Rhinebeck, on the 7th inst., Mr. John Fowks Jr., Esq., a member of the Assembly from the county of Dutchess.
At New Brunswick, N.J. on the 27th ult. in the 40th year of his age, the Rev. Selah strong Woodhull, D.D. Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Ecclesiastical Government and Pastoral Theology in the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Dutch Church; and Professor of Metaphysicks and the Philosophy of the Human Mind in Rutgers College.
March 17, 1926
March 24, 1826
In this village, on the 19th inst. Mr. Andrew McFarland at Franklin, Delaware county, on the 11th inst. of pulmonary consumption. Mr. Orrin Beach, aged abt. 40 years.
March 31, 1826
At Hartford (Ct.) on the 26th inst., Mr. Oliver Steele, aged 45, formerly editor and proprietor of the Connecticut Herald.
On Saturday morning, at Teviotdale, Columbia county, Mrs. Dale, wife of Charles Augustus Dale, Esq. formerly Mrs. Robert Fulton.
At Hunter, on the 22nd inst. Mrs. Martha Lord, aged 74, wife of Mr. Eliphalet Lord, a Revolutionary Soldier, and one of the first settlers of the town.
At Durham, on the 12th inst. Mr. Benjamin Doty, aged 83. He enlisted as a soldier in the Old French war, at the age of sixteen and served also during the whole of the Revolutionary War.
April 7, 1826
At Cairo, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Eve Fredenburgh, aged 85.
At Greenville, very suddenly on the 2d inst. Mr. Amos Story, aged 60.
At Athens, on the night of the 23d ult. Mr. Gerritt Egbertson, aged 62; the deceased came to his death by intemperate habits, in the course of which on the evening mentioned, he froze to death – a warning to those who follow the path that leads to the chamber of death.
April 14, 1826
On the 5th inst. at Bridgeport, Ct., the Hon. Pierpont Edwards, District Judge of the US for the District of Connecticut. He was born at Northampton, in the state of Massachusetts, in April 1750. He was the youngest and the last surviving child of the celebrated Jonathan Edwards. For a long series of years he was pre-eminently distinguished at the bar for the profundity of his legal acquirements, the energy of his mind, the brilliancy of his wit, blessed with such various and extraordinary endowments. He took an early and efficient part in the councils of his state, in urging on the Revolutionary Contest and repeatedly a member of Congress under old confederation. – He was remarkable for the frankness and decision of his character, and throughout his long life maintained a reputation for unsullied integrity.
In this town, on the 11th inst., Mr. Calvin Floyd, aged about 40.
April 21, 1826
April 28, 1826
In this village on Tuesday last, Mrs. Julia Ann Baker, aged 33, wife of Mr. Samuel A. Baker.
May 5, 1826
In this village on the 29th ult. Mrs. Susan Layman, aged 41.
On the same day, Mrs. Catharine Elmore, aged 56, wife of Mr. Caleb Elmore.
On the 1st inst., Mr. Alexander H. Hunter, aged 21 years.
May 12, 1826 – June 9, 1826
June 16, 1826
In New-Haven on the 9th inst., Rev. Jedediah Morse, D.D.L.L.D., aged 65. Dr. Morse from his earliest years possessed a feeble constitution; yet with careful attention to his habits of life, he enjoyed a comfortable degree of health, and was enabled to sustain an uncommon share of mental effort. Few men have been as industrious – few have been as useful. His eminent services in the Church, and an author, will cause his memory to be blessed by many generations.
June 23, 1826 – July 21, 1826
July 28, 1826
At Coxsackie, on the 19th inst. Mr. John Lusk.
August 4, 1826
At Waterville, on the 24th ult., Miss Ann Eliza Wainright, daughter of Mr. David C. Wainright, in the 19th year of her age. The death of this young lady is truly an afflicting dispensation of Providence. Her kind and amiable disposition endeared her to her acquaintance, by whom she will be universally lamented. Her loss to the little society, which she has left will be deeply felt. Beloved by her associates, the tears of affection will long continue to flow at the mention of her name and the recollection of her virtues. The circle of parental affection had become circumscribed by the hand of death till it centered on herself and a son – the only surviving children – To them the parents looked as the solace of their declining years. The anguish of a fond mother at the sudden exit, in the morning of life, of her youngest and only surviving children. – To them the parents looked as the solace of their declining years. The anguish of a fond mother at the sudden exit, in the morning of her life, of her youngest and only surviving daughter, is alleviated only by the well grounded hope, that she has exchanged the present for a better world – that she now enjoys the “rest” which a few hours before her death she expressed to be the single object of her desires. (Communicated)
August 11, 1826
In this village, on the 8th inst. Mr. Benjamin Gideons, aged 49.
At the Pine Orchard, on the 7th inst., Mr. William A. Armistead, aged 44 of Norfolk, VA.
At Cairo, on the 12th July, Mrs. Margaret Bailey, wife of Mr. Robert Bailey. Through a long and painful illness, she manifested a filial resignation to the will of her heavenly Father, and, amidst the protracted struggles of death, she exhibited the triumph of faith, as she exclaimed, “Come Lord Jesus, come quickly.” (Communicated)
August 18, 1826
In New-York, on the 12th inst. Capt. James Bogardus, aged 68 of this village.
At Coxsackie, on the 4th inst., Mr. William C. Hallenbeck, aged about 60. On the 9th inst. Mrs. Parmelia Van Bergen, aged 34, wife of Mr. Anthony M. Van Bergen. On the 10th inst. Catharine Van Dyck, aged 15, daughter of Abram Van Dyck, Esq.
In the town of Greenville, on the 12th inst. Mrs. Eleanor Brandow.
August 25, 1826
September 1, 1826 – September 8, 1826
In this village, on the 30th inst. Mary Buel, aged 11 years, daughter of Mr. Alfred Buel.
Drowned at Catskill Point, on Sunday last while bathing, Mr. Richard Toole of New York, aged about 30.
September 15, 1826
In this village, on Wednesday morning last, Jane, daughter of Mr. M. Croswell, aged 2 years.
At the residence of her sister, Mrs. Bartow, in the town of Broome, on the 11th inst. Miss Catharine T. Thomson, of this village.
At Oak Hill on the 8th ult. Miss Delia Dryer, aged 18, daughter of Mr. William Dryer.
At New-York, suddenly on the 6th inst. the Hon. William P. Van Ness. He has been for the last fourteen years the U.S. District Judge for the southern District of New-York.
September 22, 1826
At Coxsackie, on the 12th inst. Mr. Dirck Spoor, aged 83.
At Bombay, on the 20th of March last, after a two hours of illness, Rev. Gordon Hall, a distinguished missionary in the service of the Board of Foreign Missions. His wife and only remaining child are now in this country.
September 29, 1826 – October 6, 1826
October 13, 1826
In this village on the 8th inst. Mr. Nathaniel Eells.
In Windham on the 3d inst., Mr. Elijah Strong, aged 50 years.
The following deaths have recently occurred in this village
and town, of the malignant sore throat and whooping cough, which at present
prevails among us:
Francis Penfield, aged 2 years, son of Mr. Joseph Penfield. Peter Mesick, aged 3 years, son of Mr. Peter T. Mesick. Samuel Van Orden, aged 15 months, son of Jacob Ten Orden, Esq. David Porter, infant son of Mr. Addison Porter. Sarah Lester, aged 2 years, daughter of Mr. David Lester. James H. Decker, aged 2 years, son of Mr. John P. Decker. Russel Hamlin, son of Mr. Franklin Hamlin. An infant of Mr. John Griffiths. In Jefferson, this town, Lucia Austin, aged 11 years, daughter of Mr. Abner Austin. Anna Maria, aged 7 years, and Catharine Judith, aged 8 years, daughters of Mr. John Van Vechten, Samuel W. Van Vechten, aged 6 years, son of Mr. Tunis Van Vechten. Catharine Schuneman, aged 9 years, daughter of Mr. John W. Schuneman.
October 20, 1826
In this town two children of Mr. H.O. Demarest, aged 2 years and 5 years. Also an infant of John Sherman.
At Lexington, on the 13th inst. Miss Eunice T. Merwin, daughter of Mr. Daniel Merwin.
October 27, 1826
In this village on the 23d inst. Mr. Solomon Chandler, aged 69.
On the 19th inst. Edward P., infant son of Mr. George G. Hardenburgh.
November 3, 1826 – November 17, 1826
November 24, 1826
In this village, on the 21st, William, aged 12 years, son of Mr. Jacob Van Voorhis.
On the 13th inst. an infant child of Mr. William Stanton.
December 1, 1826
In this village, on Monday last, Charles, infant son of Hon. Henry Ashley.
At Cairo, Mrs. Mary Vermilyea, aged 93.
December 8, 1826
At Athens, Lucretia, wife of Capt. P.G. Coffin, aged 31 years.
December 15, 1826
December 22, 1826
In this village, on the 17th inst. Miss Mahala Bogardus, aged 20, daughter of Mr. John Bogardus.
January 5, 1827
Suicide – A man by the name of Oliver Adams, aged 64, committed suicide in this town last week, by hanging himself. He was supposed to be deranged.
Accidentally killed at Huntsburg, Ohio, on the 7th December last, by the fall of a tree, Mr. Asa Church aged 36, formerly of the village.
January 12, 1827
In this village on the 5th inst. very suddenly, Mr. William Gilbert of New York, aged about 35.
In this town, on the 6th inst. Mr. Ira Winans, aged 78 years.
At Oak Hill, Durham, on the 3d inst., George Flower.
January 19, 1827 – February 16,1827
February 23, 1827
In this town (Madison), on the 21st inst., Martin G. Schuneman, Esq., aged 63.
March 2, 1827
At Troy, on the 21st ult. after a short illness, the Hon. James Mallory, late a Senator from the Third District, in the 44th year of his age.
March 9, 1827
On the 23d ult. a daughter of Harmon Tuttle, of Conklin, Broome Co, aged 7 years was accidentally shot by her brother, aged 9, while carelessly handling a gun which was supposed not to be loaded.
At Boston, Hon. Christopher Gore, formerly governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
March 23, 1827
In this village, on the 17th inst., Miss Sally Dibblee, aged 71 years.
March 30, 1827 – April 6, 1827
April 13, 1827
In this village, in the 30th ult. very suddenly, of an inflammation of the brain, Nelson David, in the 15th year of his age, son of Mr. John David.
In New York on the 3d inst. Peter C. Van Wyck, Esq. Counsellor at Law, aged 48.
April 20, 1827
At Newark, Wayne Co on the 6th inst. after a long illness, Mrs. Polly Showers, aged 32, wife of Capt. James S. Showers, late of Cairo, Greene Co.
In this village in the 15th inst. Mr. Herman
Brisco, aged 21, late of Newton, Con.
We are requested to publish the following lines written upon the death of Mr. Brisco:
The stranger has gone to his home
And strangers have closed his dim eyes;
Not gone to his home upon earth,
But to mansions of rest in the skies.
Thy stay has been brief with us here -
Thy morning had scarcely begun;
When thy prospects seemed brightest and clear,
They journey was ended and done.
Then farewell – rest thy ashes in peace
Nightly sit the cold clod on thy breast;
Thou art gone, and thy troubles have ceased,
Any thy spirit has flown to its rest.
April 27, 1827
May 4, 1827
In the village of Athens, on the evening of the 24th ult. after a lingering illness, Martha S. Barnard, aged about 42 years of whom it may emphatically be said, “She being deat yet speaketh.” – Her example will long live in the hearts of her numerous friends , and shed a luster around her memory.
”He mourns the dead
Who live as they desire.”
At New York on Sunday evening last, Hon. Rufus King, in the 73d year of his age.
In this village on the 30th ult. Mr. Richard Kelsey.
May 11, 1827
May 18, 1827
At Rowley, Mass on the 7th inst. after many months of extreme suffering, Mr. Robert S. Coffin, the Boston Bard.
May 25, 1827
June 1, 1827
In this village on the 24th inst. Mrs. Esther Gillett, aged 65.
June 8, 1827
July 15, 1827
In this village, on Monday last, Mr. Ebenezer Welch, of Canandaigua, aged about 40.
In Danbury, Ct., Rev. Carlos Wilcox, late pastor of the North Church in Hartford, well known as an accomplished writer, a fine poet and a devout, able. Eloquent and popular preacher of the gospel.
June 22, 1827
In this village, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Mary Doty, wife of Mr. Joel Doty, aged 28 years.
June, 29, 1827
In this village, on the 21st inst., Mr. Robert J. Calder, aged 53 years.
On the 23d inst., Mrs. Eliza Van Loan, wife of Mr. M.D. Van Loan, aged 35 years.
On the 27th inst., Caroline, daughter of Mr. Francis N. Wilson, aged 5 years.
July 6, 1827 – July 13, 1827
July 20, 1827
In South Berwick, Maine, on the 1st inst., Hon. William Burleigh, aged 41, member of Congress from that state.
At Cairo on the 14th inst., Mr. Miles Darby, aged 30 years.
July 27, 1827
In New York, on the 22d inst., after a short illness, William Chambers, MD.
Drowned in Hudson River, opposite this village on the 23d inst., Mr. Isaac Van Gorden.
August 3, 1827
In this village on Tuesday last, Mrs. Catharine Thompson, wife of Egbert Thompson, Esq. of New York, aged 42 years.
August 10, 1827
In this village on the 6th inst., an infant child of Mr. Ira Dubois.
August 17, 1827
At Germantown, on the 12th inst., Mr. Peter Sharp, aged 77 years.
August 24, 1827
At Franklin, Delaware County, on the 15th inst., Mrs. Wealthy Hazen, aged 35, wife of Dr. John Hazen.
August 31, 1827
In this village, on the 22d inst., Maria, daughter of Mr. M.D. Van Loan, aged 7 years.
In this village on Saturday last, John Van Deusen, aged 2 years 7 months and William Salisbury, aged 9 months; children of Lewis Benton, Esq.
September 7, 1827
In this village, on the 31st ult., Mr. John Whiskey, aged 48 years.
At Durham on the 26th ult, Mrs. Phebe Reed, wife of Mr. Wm. H. Reed.
At Hunter, on the 1st inst., Mr. Reuben Winter, aged 22.
In Sandlake, Rensselaer County, on the 22d ult., Calvin Thompson, Esq., aged 55. (Mr. T. was a candidate for the Senate at the last election)
September 14, 1827
In this village, on the 7th inst., Mary, daughter of Mr. John F. Darrow, aged 10 months.
In this town, Mr. Henry Cheritree.
September 21, 1827
At Windham, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Polly Dewitt, aged 40, wife of John I. Dewitt and daughter of G. Abeel, Esq., of this village.
September 28, 1827
In this village on the 22d inst. Mr. Daniel Morris, aged 37.
At Franklin, Delaware County, Jacob, son of Dr. John Hazen, aged 2 months and 6 days.
October 5, 1827 – October 12, 1827
October 19, 1827
At his residence in Clermont, on the 24th ult, Walter T. Livingston, Esq., in the 56th year of his age.
October 26, 1827
In Baltimore, Hon. John Edgar Howard, a distinguished hero and patriot of the revolution, and a gentleman universally beloved and respected. He was long known by the flattering appellation of “hero of the Cowpers.”
November 2, 1827
At Cairo, on the 23d ult., Mr. James Noble, aged 29.
In this village, on the 25th ult., Wm. Gerardus, aged 6 years, son of Mr. Peter Breasted.
November 9, 1827
In this village, on the 3d inst., the Hon. John VDS Scott, first Judge of the County Court, and for many years a distinguished Counsellor, aged 57 years.
At Rensselaerville, Albany co., on the 1st inst., Polly M. Burhans, only daughter of Mr. Henry C. Burhans, in the 16th year of her age. Her funeral was attended on the 2d inst. by a numerous congregation at her father’s house, the Rev. Mr. Paige of Broome, delivered a solemn and impressive discourse from the 91st Psalm and the 1st part of the 1st verse, the Lord reigneth!
Her parents and 2 brothers are left to mourn the loss of a child and sister, endeared to them and esteemed by all who knew her, for the affability of her manners and the sweetness of her temper and disposition. She endured a painful, though short illness, without a murmur and in her last moments, possessed a tranquility and resignation of mud, inspired by the recollections of a life of innocence and virtue – “Write Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from hence forth; yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.”
November 17, 1827
In this village on the 9th inst., Henry, aged 3 years, son of Mr. Peter Breasted.
On the 14th inst., Wm. son of Mr. Wilkes Hyde, aged 14.
November 23, 1827
In New York on the 19th inst., Mr. John G. Haight, aged 25, son of the Hon. Jacob Haight of this village.
November 30, 1827
In this village on Monday last, Mary C., daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Hinman, aged 14 years.
December 7, 1827
At Hartford, CT, on the 30th ult. Mrs. Eleanor Faxon, aged 72.
December 14, 1827
In this village, on Sunday, the 9th inst., Mr. Richard Field, joint editor of this paper, aged 29 years, an industrious artisan – a good citizen, and an honest man, he was universally respected while in the more private walks of life he discharged the offices of an affectionate relative and a faithful friend. His character was of that unobtrusive kind which makes no very bold impression upon the casual observer, but which endears itself to the hearts of this more intimately acquainted with its excellencies. He died with full confidence in that Redeemer, whose blood washes away the sins of those who trust in him; and on the hope of a brighter resurrection he has gone to that land where the wicked cease from troubling and weary are at rest.
December 21, 1827
December 28, 1827
At Greenville, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Marilla Yeomans, aged 21 wife of Mr. Salmon Yeomans of this village, and daughter Aaron Hall, Esq. of the former place.
At Durham, on the 10th inst., Mr. Joshua Austin in the 92nd year of his age.