The Troy Post was a weekly newspaper published in Troy.
It was first published in 1812 by William S. Parker and
Pelatiah Bliss until 1823, when Parker began publishing
the Troy Sentinel newspaper. Microfilm copies of the newspaper
are at the Troy Library and the State Library in Albany.
The 608 death records that were published in the Troy
Post will be of particular interest to Troy area genealogy
researchers since the date of death predates the 1880
N.Y.S. law on reporting of this information. A number
of the records show the age of the individual at the time
of death and for many of the married women, the name of
the husband is also shown. Military ranks (Gen., Lieut.,
Captain, Col., etc.) are indicated for a number of the
The numbers shown for page/column identifies the page
and column number in the Troy Post where the death notice
was published. Death records published in newspapers for
this time period were limited to very brief information
such as the name, age and date of death. If the individual
was of some prominence, then it is possible that there
may be a further story in the paper.
September 1, 1812
– July 1, 1823