Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.
Rochester Daily Advertiser
July 19, 1843
On Monday Evening, the 17th inst., William ATKINSON, an old and highly respectable inhabitant of this city — aged
His funeral will be attended from the Washington street Church, this afternoon, at half past 2 o'clock. His friends
and the citizens generally are respectfully invited to attend.
In Parma, on the 14th instant, Mrs. Olive, wife of Albert J. GOODELL, after a protracted and most painful illness,
aged 23 years.
In Geneseo, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. S. S. BROWN of Lakeville, Mr. Henry STRONG, to Miss Adaline WYNN, of
At Mt. Morris, on the 4th inst., by John WIGHTMAN, Esq., Mr. John RECTOR, aged 67, to Miss Sarah THOMPSON, aged
15, all of Mt. Morris.
CRUSHED TO DEATH — A German named Philip MENTZ, was killed near Buffalo on Saturday evening while passing under
a bridge on board of a canal boat.
MURDER IN BUFFALO — On Saturday evening, about 8 o'clock, some sailors discovered the body of a man in Buffalo
Creek, with the feet floating near the surface of the water, the head being kept down by a heavy stone attached
to his neck. A coroner's inquest was held over him, when the most conclusive evidence was adduced that the person
must have come to his death by violence, which was the verdict of the jury. The deceased was a German, between
40 and 50 years of age. A stone weighing between 40 and 60 lbs., was attached to his neck. A ???? contusion was
found on the left temple — though not sufficient to fracture the scull. We learn from the Gazette, from which we
gather the above, that a man was arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of being the murderer, and lodged in jail.
A CAUTION TO BOYS - DROWNED - The following, from the Buffalo Gazette of Monday, should prove an admonition to
boys who are more disposed to play about water than to attend to their books and school — and of indulging in their
own preferences, than to heed the advise of their parents — "On Friday last, as George, son of Nelson JAMES,
was playing in a small boat on Buffalo Creek, he fell overboard and was drowned. The body was recovered the same
evening. Within the last few months, Death has been a visitor in the family of Mr. JAMES — he having in less than
a year buried his wife and two daughters, and now his only son has been snatched from him. The little fellow was
in his tenth year, and was very fond of being about the water — much more so than of his book or school. His father
had often warned him of the danger to which he was exposing himself, and endeavored to destroy his taste for such
amusement; but finding that impossible, he had made his arrangements to take him to some friends in Connecticut,
where he would be less exposed than here. They were to have set out on Saturday morning; but instead of that, his
father had to perform the melancholy duty of following him to the grave!"
July 20, 1843
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT — We learn by a passenger who came up in the South American yesterday morning, that when near
Caldwell's Landing, a small boat containing three persons was run under and one of them, a young man aged about
20 years, was drowned. The men had anchored out in the stream for the purpose of fishing. The S. A. as soon as
she observed the boat, backed water, but it was too late.-- One of the small boats was immediately lowered, and
every possible exertion made by the officers of the boat to rescue the men from a watery grave; but they succeeded
in saving the lives of only two of them. - Citizen
— The person drowned as we learned from the N. Y. Herald of yesterday, was Robert FITZGERALD, only child of Edward
F., of New York. He was crossing the river in a ferry boat, from Caldwell's Landing to Peekskill. The two men with
him were ferrymen.
CATHERINE GILMOUR — The examination into the alleged insanity of this individual, was finished on Saturday afternoon.
Doctors NELSON, HOSACK, and CHILDS, being examined, testified that the accused was of sane mind. The commissioner
decided at once that she should be put upon her examination, which by consent of counsel was to have taken place
STOLEN GOODS — Another depot of stolen goods has been discovered.
A few evenings since a man and his wife, by the name of LEE, were arrested on charge of stealing clothes from the
yard of Mr. BURGOIN, on Washington street. On searching their dwelling on Atkinson street, a large quantity of
goods was found, consisting of wearing apparel of every description, a considerable portion of which lies at the
Police Office, in charge of officer KINGSBURY, awaiting owners. Person's having lost property would do well to
HORRID ACCIDENT AND DEATH — The Buffalo Gazette of Tuesday, says --"Yesterday afternoon, a young man, named
Luther HODGE, who was a hand in the oakum picking establishment at Black Rock Dam, of Ch. HOWARD, Esq., was instantly
killed while engaged in oiling the machinery. He was mangled in a terrible manner. — the main artery of the neck
being severed, his lower jaw broken, and his left arm tore off close to the body, and run through the machine.
He was 18 years of age, and a sober and industrious young man."
The Belmont (Penn.) Repository narrates the history of a miser named Michl. BAIRD, who hanged himself at his farm
near York, because some clover seed for which he had been offered $12 per bushel, and which he had refused, brought
only eleven dollars at Philadelphia, where he had sent it to be sold. He had amassed a fortune of four hundred
thousand dollars, not one cent of which was ever invested. His strong boxes on being opened by his heirs, turned
out two hundred and thirty thousand dollars in gold and silver. The Repository does not state how many boxes there
were, but it is a tough story at the best.
RAILROAD ACCIDENT — A colored boy who foolishly laid himself down on the rail road track about eighteen miles from
Cumberland, Md., and there fell asleep, was run over on Thursday last by the upward train of cars, and had one
of his legs and an arm cut entirely off. It was apprehended that the wounds might prove fatal, although medical
aid was promptly secured. No blame attaches to any one except to the boy's own carelessness. It was impossible
for the Conductor to check the locomotive sooner than he did.
FROM THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The St. Louis papers contain accounts from the Far West. A party of 200 Sioux Indians
had marched to fight the Pawnees; and another band of from 1500 to 2000 Sioux were soon to proceed against the
Snake and Crow Indians. A war party of Kanzas Indians had attacked a party of Pawnees, and killed three of their
number. Three Pawnees had escaped to Sir William Drummond STEWART's party, and were protected by them from their
pursuers. The Oregon Company had advanced as far as the Big Blue — all well, and getting along smoothly. The Company
comprises 990 in all, having 121 wagons and 1,967 head of cattle.
July 21, 1843
RIOT AND DEATH AT KINGSTON
An Orange celebration took place at Kingston on Wednesday last, which resulted in a serious riot between the Orangemen
and Catholics. One young man by the name of MORRISON was shot dead, and two others were seriously wounded. The
Police were out, and a strong detachment of the 23d British Regiment were brought to the scene of action — a number
of arrests were made, and order at length restored — Oswego Herald.
In this city, on the evening of the 18th instant, Harriet Amanda, only child of Perry and Amanda BABCOCK, aged
9 months and 4 days. — Funeral this morning (Friday) at 9 o'clock from the residence of P. BABCOCK, No 3 Summit
street. The friends of the family, and of John H. BABCOCK, are invited to attend.
In the city of Boston, July 11, 1843, Mr. Nathaniel EMMONS, aged 84, an uncle of Ebenezer WATTS, of this city.
Mr. EMMONS was truly of the olden time, and has gone from his friends, having left a reputation, a greater legacy
than estates or untold gains. He was book-keeper at the Union Bank, Boston, for more than half a century, having
proved a faithful servant to his trusts
In Palmyra, on the 13th instant, Mr. John L. SANFORD, aged 72 years.
In Williamson, on the 9th inst., Mr. Wm. CRAGG.
In Batavia, on the 14th inst., Henry J. PLANT, of Waterloo, aged 47
At Baton Rouge, La., on the 21st June, Mr. Phineas FISHER, formerly a resident of Warsaw, aged 32.
At Victor, on the 16th inst., of influenza, John POWELL, aged about 45.
On the 16th inst., of consumption, Sarah, wife of Leforest BOUGHTON, aged 53?
In Canandaigua, on the 2d inst., Mrs. Mary BROCKLEBANK, widow of the late Samuel BROCKLEBANK, aged 71 years. —
The deceased was one of the first that emigrated to this county. She removed with her husband from the town of
New London, N. H., in March, 1791. Their locomotive was an ox team and sled, their canal and steamboat, the wild
Indian's bark canoe, and their point of destination, the vicinity of Canandaigua, then the emigrants at Oneida,
and the inland creeks being swollen by the spring freshet. Mrs. BROCKLEBANK was left with the friendly Indians,
at that place. While there, Mrs. B. obtained a knowledge of the Indian language, which was of much service to her
in after life. She was here during the last treaty with the Indians in 1791. The Indians were encamped in this
vicinity, to the number of 1400 warriors, and with their imposing numbers, they evinced a disposition to menace
the inhabitants. Mrs. B. shared, to an eminent degree, the qualities of the heroine, and on the occasion above
alluded to, this characteristic was brought into requisition. On one occasion, while many of these fierce warriors
were in her house; one of their number drew his terrible knife, and threatened the life of her then youngest child,
(now Mr. J. B. BROCKLEBANK,) if she did not furnish them with more milk from her dairy: and this after she had
bestowed all. Mrs. B. seized a chair, and with a courage and energy, that rendered her weapon formidable, soon
cleared the room of her dangerous guests.
Mrs. BROCKLEBANK's piety was unostentatious and genuine. While her name stands associated with the sublimity and
grandeur of the primitive forest, — with the ennobling enterprise and industry of the early settlers, and with
all that is rapid and consummate in the improvements of Western new York; a memorial, purer, happier and more enduring
than the sentiment of affection, of the storied muse, may furnish, is hers, — she rests in hope. PASTOR
HOW TO BE RICH
Nothing is more easy says Mr. PAULDING, than to grow rich. It is only to trust nobody, to befriend none; to get
everything, and save all we get; to stint ourselves and everybody belonging to us; to be the friend of no man,
and have no man for our friend; to heap interest upon interest, cent upon cent; to
be mean, miserable and despised
for some twenty or thirty years, and riches will come as sure as will disease and disappointment.
A MISTAKE — It has been published in many of the papers that the Hon. Nathaniel B. BORDEN, late member of Congress
from Rhode Island, who was considered to be worth 75,000 on the morning before the fire at Fall River, was in the
evening penniless. This proves to be a mistake, and although Mr. BORDEN is a great sufferer, yet he did not lose
the whole of his property; his loss is estimated at $25,000 — Hudson Gazette.
BOY KILLED — A fine boy about nine years of age, son of a laborer working on the new bridge at Tonawanda, was instantly
killed at that place on Saturday last, in consequence of having been run over by the railroad cars. It seems that
while the cars were stopped there the boy got up behind them, as the locomotive backed up preparatory to leaving,
he fell off and was instantly crushed. — Buff. Com. Adv.
July 22, 1843
In St. James Church, Batavia, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. James A. BOLLES, Mr. John V. D. VERPLANK, to Miss Sarah
At Eagle Harbor, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Amanda GRISWOLD, aged 41 years.
FIRE — About 1 o'clock last night a fire broke out, opposite the U. S. Hotel Buffalo street, which did some considerable
damage before the flames were subdued. The fire originated in the grocery store of Mr. McCALL on the corner, and
proceeded one door below the store of Mr. J. B. DEWY, destroying four small wooden buildings. A part of the property
destroyed was insured how much we did not learn.
THE MORMONS — A gentleman who left the Mormon City at Nauvoo a few days since, informs the editor of the Cincinnati
Chronicle that of the 15,000 persons who make up the population of Nauvoo, about one third are of various religious
denominations. The arrest of their leader, Joe SMITH, had caused a great excitement, and he confirms the previous
statement that two parties of armed Mormons had left the city for the rescue of SMITH while on his way to Springfield,
Illinois. He adds that all the gun-powder at Nauvoo had been made into ball cartridges, and even the women had
been actively engaged in casting balls, and making cartridges.
DEATH OF A LUNATIC BY DROWNING
Last Saturday morning, a female named Margaret OLIVER, a native of this city, aged 26, confined in the Lunatic
Asylum on Blackwell's Island, was discovered to be missing, and it was supposed she had escaped. Yesterday morning,
her body was discovered afloat in the East River, and conveyed to the residence of her friends, on Seventy-first
street, near the Third Avenue. The Coroner held an inquest, and as it was believed that she had eluded the vigilance
of her guards and purposely thrown herself into the water, the verdict was in accordance with these facts. — Tribune.
July 24, 1843
DEATH BY LIGHTNING
On Monday evening, a young man named William N. COLBURN, was killed by lightning at the house of Miss E. RINGER,
about two miles north west of this village. He was sitting near the window, and his death was instantaneous. He
was from Collin Centre, Erie county, and had just arrived and engaged work, which he was to commence the next day.
It is said that he dreamed the night before that he was struck by lightning, and that he exhibited great uneasiness
from the commencement of the storm, — His brother, who was sitting near him, was ??????, but not severely injured.
— Geneva Adv.
FATAL ACCIDENT — This morning, about 10 o'clock, Francis PIER, aged 24, a native of Germany, foreman for Frederick
DUNN, fell from the building 115 Twelfth street, on which he was employed, and instantly expired. He was at work
on the third story scaffolding, which gave way, and he fell to the cellar. — Com. Adv.
DEATH BY DROWNING
A young man named Anthony FORD, aged some 18 years, was drowned in the canal basin below the locks, in this village
on Friday evening last. He had gone in to bathe — was observed by his companions to draw himself up as if in a
cramp and sink to the bottom — was taken out in the course of ten or fifteen minutes, but not soon enough to save
his life. Preserving efforts at resuscitation were unavailable. He was an apprentice to the Tailoring Business
with Mr. ? VALENTINE, and was a lad of more than ordinary worth and promise. His parents reside in Hamilton, Canada.
— Niagara Cour. GjS
July 26, 1843
SHOT — The Dubuque Transcript says: Henry L. MASSEY, of Poiosi, W. T., was accidentally shot a few days since.
A boy was shooting birds, and Mr. M. passed within the range of his piece, and received the ball through his body
just above the hips, and it passed completely through. Little hope was entertained of his recovery.
ATTEMPT TO SHOOT THEIR STEP-FATHER — An attempt was made last week in Georgetown, D. C., by two brothers, Wm.,
and James O'BRIAN, to shoot their step-father, Bernard O'BRIAN, in consequence of some dispute about property formerly
belonging to their father. They were fully committed.
DEATH FROM EATING POISON HEMLOCK — Died suddenly at Troy, on Saturday evening last, James Theodore, son of Mr.
Sylvester BARKER, about 4 years old, from eating poisonous hemlock. The fate of this lad should serve as a caution
to others. Boys are much in the habit of getting this weed, and using the stalk, (it being fistular) for purposes
of amusement. GjS
July 27, 1843
In this city, July 18th, in the 27th year of her age, Miranda A., wife of Orris SCOFIELD, and only daughter of
Roswell ATCHINSON, Esq., of Parma Centre.
The Daily Democrat
July 27, 1843
In this city, on the 25th inst, at St. Luke's Church, by the Rev. Dr. H S.
Whitehouse, DAVID BUSH, Jr., Esq., of Shiawassee, Michigan, to Miss, SUSAN,
daughter of Roswell Lockwood, Esq., of Brighton, N. Y.
In this city, on the 26th inst., by the Rev. C. Dewey, Mr. WILLIAM SHARP, to
Miss ELIZA PERRY. RH
July 28, 1843
FATAL ACCIDENT — A colored man, known on the dock by the soubriquet of "Martin Van Buren," was killed
yesterday at the freight depot of the Albany and Boston Railway. He was engaged whitewashing the interior of the
building, and endeavored to pass from one side of the depot to the other on a rafter, on which he was at work;
he lost his balance, fell on the stone floor, broke his neck and crushed his scull in a dreadful manner. He died
immediately. Alb. Adv.
SAD ACCIDENT — Mr. George D. DANA, son of Geo. DANO, Esq., of Boston, and Mr. James D. COFFIN, who kept a fancy
goods store on Washington street, in that city, were drowned on Monday afternoon, by the capsizing of the pleasure
boat Brilliant, in Boston harbor.
DROWNED — Yesterday morning a young man named SKINNER, a clerk in the store of Mr. PE??BERTON, grocer, while bathing
in the river, was seized, as is supposed, with cramp, when beyond his depth, and, thought a good swimmer, was drowned
before assistance could be rendered. — His age, we learn was about 20. His parents reside in Preble, Cortland county.
OBITUARY — The Virginia papers announce the death of Gen. Daniel CRUGER, formerly of Bath, Steuben county, N. Y.
The deceased was once somewhat celebrated in the political affairs of this state; and his success affords a striking
commentary upon the advantages enjoyed by those in humble life under our liberal institutions, if they have talent
and energy for pushing their fortunes, and climbing to fame and affluence. General CRUGER was in early life a common
postrider, from Hudson and Catskill into the Susquehannah county — carrying the mail weekly on horseback, and selling
newspapers and almanacs, &c. Fired with ambition to do something more and better, he studied law in Bath, and
came to the bar. Thence he was returned to the Legislature, and was the famous Speaker of the yet more famous Legislature
of 1815-16, in which, under the direction of Mr. VAN BUREN, usurped the government of this state by means of the
vote of Peter ALLEN. For a long time afterward, that body was known as "the Peter ALLEN Legislature."
Gen CRUGER had a bad part to act, but he executed it with talent and no lack of energy. Several years afterwards
he removed to Virginia, where he married a widow lady — and an estate. He was of course a strong partisan, but
withal an amiable man — N. Y. Com. Adv.
The Daily Democrat
July 29, 1843
The Ladies of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, on the
east side of the river, will hold a FAIR in the north wing of Centre Market, on
Tuesday afternoon and evening, 1st of August next, where a variety of useful and
fancy article will be offered for sale. The whole will be conducted in a manner
worthy of patronage. The attention of the community is respectfully solicited.
Committee of Arrangements - Mrs. Dorsey, Mrs. Jointer, Mrs.
Jones, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Gibbs.
In Lakeville, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. S. S. Brown, Mr. Jacob R. Spanburgh,
to Miss Catharine Pulver, of that town.
In Geneseo, on the 20th inst., by the same, Mr. Stephen Heath, to Miss Sarah
Chamberlin, late of Hudson, Ohio.
In this city, on the morning of the 28th instant, Mrs. Clarissa Beach, wife of
Raphael Beach, aged 43 years.
The friends of the family and citizens generally, are invited
to attend her funeral this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at his residence No. 45
In Mt. Morris, July 12th, Ellen Elizabeth, only daughter of C.L. Ketchum, aged 1
year 9 month 12 days.
In Geneseo, on the 20th inst., Frances E., daughter of B. W. Woodruff, aged 2
years and 12 days.
At the house of her daughter in Moscow, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Charity Norton
Buell, wife of Deacon Timothy Buell, of East Bloomfield, Ontario co., aged 84.
July 31, 1843
MELANCHOLY — Benning HANSCOM was killed instantly at Great Falls, on Friday last, by an accident which occurred
while at work with a circular saw. He had split a small piece of timber, leaving one part of it upon the bench
by the side of the saw, and was putting on another piece when the saw struck the piece upon the bench and drove
it through his left breast into his heart, producing death instantly. — Belknap N. H. Gaz.
GEORGE MUNDAY — the bare-headed philanthropist, leaves New York this afternoon for Saratoga, vin. Albany. George
will easily be distinguished at the fashionable watering places, by his bare head, his long hair and unshaven beard.
We are informed that he goes to administer a few wholesome admonitions to the votaries of pleasure at the gay summer
resorts. — Sun. He arrived here yesterday afternoon in the Troy. — Alb. Adv.