Juniata County, PA Death Notices, 1820-1839


By Alice K. Reinders
18 South Main St., Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059



Abstracted from newspapers at the Juniata County Historical Society, Mifflintown.
All are from The Mifflin Eagle (Mifflintown) unless otherwise noted.

Appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 59, June 1971, Number 2, Pages 122-128

Submitted by Martha A Crosley Graham



Adams, Mrs. Catharine, died at her residence in Walker Twp., 23 July 1824, and old and respected inhabitant of this county; interment in Cedar Springs burial ground. (24 Jul 1824)

Akely, Robert, of Fermanagh Twp., aged about 20 or 21 years; while in the woods by himself, was so mortally wounded by the accidental discharge of a gun, that he died the next day. (23 June 1821)

Andrews, James, Esq., died at his residence in Newark, Delaware, 19 Aug.1824, in 43d year of his age; senior editor of the Elkton Press (28 Aug. 1824)

Aughey, Henry, died very suddenly on Monday last, an old and respectable inhabitant of Milford Twp. (Sat., 5 Feb 1825)

Bell, Richard, died at his residence in Fermanagh Twp., 15 Aug. 1823, in 65th year of his age, farmer. (23 Aug. 1823)

Bell, Miss Sarah Ann, died at residence of her mother upon the island in vicinity of this town, on Monday last, in 21st year of her age, leaving a mother, brother, and two sisters. [Long eulogy.] (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Thursday, 28 May 1835)

Bell, Mrs., died at her residence in Milford Twp., on Tuesday last, at an advanced age. (Sat., 22 Oct. 1825)

Bratton, Gen. John, died at his residence in Wayne Twp., on Sunday last; he was an officer in the Revolution and filled a number of important offices in this county. (Sat., 20 Aug. 1825)

Bratton, Rebecca, wife of Andrew Bratton, Esq., of Wayne Twp., died 12 Aug. 1825. (20 Aug 1825)

Brown, William, Esq., died at his residence in Armagh Twp., 15 Dec 1825; one of the Associate Judges of the Mifflin County Court. (24 Dec 1825)

Brubaker, John, Sr., died in Greenwood Twp., on Saturday last, aged 73 yrs., after a protracted illness. (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, 29 June 1831)

Burns, Margaret, died of pulmonary consumption in Derry Twp., Mifflin Co., 8 Sept. 1833, in 20th year of her age; daughter of the late Magill Burns. (The Free Press, Mifflintown, 18 Sept. 1833)

Carson, Ann, died in the penitentiary, of typhus fever, 27 April 1824, aged 38 yrs.; relict of Capt. John Carson, whose history is well known to our citizens. From the U. S. Gazette. (8 May 1824)

Clancy, James, died by accident 21 April 1824. (1 May 1824)

Coder, Simon, died at his residence in Milford Twp., on Saturday last. (Sat., 19 Feb. 1825)

Comfort, Mina, died 14 May 1824; widow of John Comfort; an old inhabitant of Lewistown. (Sat., 22 May 1824)

Cookson, Charles, died 17 Apr 1825, of Greenwood Twp. (30 Apr. 1825)

Coulter, James, died in Tuscarora Valley, 10 Feb. 1824, an aged and respectable citizen. (21 Feb. 1824)

Craig, Robert, Esq., died Thursday evening last; formerly Prothonotary of this county. (Sat., 13 May 1826)

Criswell, Elijah Wesley, died in Newville at the residence of his parents, 31 Aug. 1838, aged 1 yr. 3 mos. 17 days, of dysentery; son of Thomas H. and Catharine Criswell. From the Carlisle Herald. (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 18 Sept. 1838)

Culbertson, James, died at the house of Peacock Major in Lewistown, on Saturday last. (Sat., 25 Dec. 1824)

Cunningham, Nancy, died on Wednesday last, at an advanced age; consort of William Cunningham. (Sat., 11 Oct. 1823)

Cunningham, Nathaniel, died at his residence in Wayne Twp., of bilious fever, 22 Sept. 1824, in the 71st year of his age. (2 Oct. 1824)

Curran, Mrs. Eleanor, died at the home of Robert M’Meen in Lost Creek Valley, 24 Dec. 1823, aged 103 yrs. (27 Dec. 1823)

Denlinger, Joseph, of Mt. Pleasant between this city[?] and Columbia, died on Wednesday last, a suicide. (The Perry Forester, Perry County, Thu., 29 May 1823)

Devinney, Thomas, died in Lost Creek Valley, on Wednesday last, aged 4 yrs., son of James Devinney, Jr. (Sat., 24 Sept. 1825)

Dunn, James, died in Whitesborough jail on Saturday last, a suicide; of Deerfield, Oneida Co., N.Y. (The American, Indiana, Pa., Mon., 26 Jan. 1824)

Eisenbise, Samuel, Esq., died at his residence in Lewistown on Saturday last; formerly Register and Recorder of this county. (Sat., 25 Dec. 1824)

Elder, William, died on Friday last, aged 10 yrs. 8 mos.; son of Mr. David Elder of this place [Mifflintown]. (The Telegraph, Mifflintown, Wed., 18 May 1831)

Elton, Col. Anthony, died 9 Aug. 1825; of Waynesburg. (20 Aug. 1825)

Fales, wife of Mr. David Fales and a child aged about 2 mos., by drowning in a well, on Monday last. From The Blairsville Record, 1 Feb. 1837. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Tuesday, 21 Feb. 1837)

Fier, Mrs. Nancy, died on Sunday last, at an advanced age; of Milford Twp. (Sat., 19 Feb. 1825)

Forrest, Col. Thomas, died at his seat near Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pa., 20 March 1825, in 78th year of his age; a distinguished Revolutionary officer and not long since a member of Congress. (9 Apr. 1825).

Funk, Mrs., died on Thursday last; wife of John Funk of Walker Twp. (Sat., 22 Oct. 1825)

Glasgow, Mrs., died 9 Sept. 1825; of Mexico, Mifflin County. (17 Sept. 1825)

Glass, Robert, died in this borough [Lewistown] on Saturday last, in 32nd yr. of age. (Gazette and Journal, Lewistown, Tues., 6 March 1838)

Glenn, Charles, died by accident on Thursday last, aged about 24 yrs.; resident of Boalsburg; a native citizen of this county. From the Bellefonte Patriot. (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, Wed., 29 June 1831)

Gordon, Mary (aged about 9), Henry (aged about 6) and William (aged about 2), died by fire in Annville Twp. on Tuesday last; three children of Mr. William Gordon. From the Lebanon Courier. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Tues., 21 Feb. 1837)

Gregg, Andrew, Esq., died at his home in Bellefonte, on [torn], in 80th year of his age. [Long obituary.] (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Thur., 28 May 18335)

Hamilton, Allen, died on Friday last, aged 7 yrs.; son of John Hamilton. (The Mifflin Advocate, Mifflintown, Tues., 31 Oct. 1820)

Harr, William, died at residence of Augustus Harr in Thompsontown, 5 Oct. 1823 [sic?], in 22nd year of his age; formerly a resident of Baltimore. (Sat., 16 Aug. 1823)

Henderson, Mary, died 7 May 1824; only daughter of John Henderson of Milford Twp. (Sat., 15 May 1824)

Henry, John, Sr., died at his residence in Milford Twp.; an old and respectable inhabitant of this county. (Sat., 22 Oct. 1825)

Hobart, R. E., died in Harrisburg on Tuesday last, at an advanced age; a Representative from Montgomery County. (Sat., 25 March 1826)

Hoopes, Israel, died on Tuesday last; an old and respectable citizen of Turbett Twp. (Sat., 1 Oct. 1825)

Hoover, Michael, hung himself 17 July 1824; of Letterkenny Twp. in this county. From the Franklin Repository. (Sat., 31 Jul 1824)

Hopper, Mrs. Juliana, died in Centerville, Indiana County, 27 July 1838, in 37th year of her age; formerly of this borough [Lewistown]. (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 7 Aug. 1838)

Horning, child of Jacob Horning, drowned in the saw mill race on Saturday last, aged about 2 yrs. (Sat., 1 Oct. 1825)

Horrell, Christopher, Esq., died at his residence in Allenville, Union Twp., a few days since, after a lingering illness; formerly a resident of Tuscarora Valley in this county. (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, 3[?torn] Aug. 1831)

Humphreys, Mrs., widow of William Humphreys of Wayne Twp., died 11 Aug. 1825. (Sat., 20 Aug. 1825)

Hutchison, John, died on Sabbath morning, aged 11 yrs.; son of Rev. John Hutchison of this place [Mifflintown]. (Sat., 6 Sept. 1823)

Hutchison, Sarah, died on Tuesday last, after an illness of about three weeks; consort of Rev. John Hutchison of this place [Mifflintown]; remains interred in Presbyterian burial grounds. (Sat., 26 June 1824)

Johnston, William, accidentally killed at Norristown on his way to Philadelphia, on Friday last; of Tuscarora Twp.; commanding the canal boat Waterloo. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Tues., 16 June 1835)

Kauffman, Jacob, died at his residence in Fermanagh Twp., at an advanced age. (23 Oct. 1824)

Kaufman, Barbara, died in Delaware Twp., this county, 18 Jan. 1837, aged 65 yrs.; widow of David Kaufman (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Mon., 30 Jan. 1837)

Keiser, Jane, died 16 Feb. 1824; consort of Andrew Keiser, Esq., of Lewistown. (21 Feb. 1824)

Keizer, Jacob, died in Lost Creek on Tuesday. (Sat., 6 Dec. 1823)

Kelly, Sarah, died on Tuesday last a week; relict of the late Col. William C. Kelly; daughter of John Patterson, merchant, of Milford Twp. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Thur., 28 May 1835)

Kerr, Col. Stephen, of Newton Twp., Cumberland County; and his brother William Kerr; drowned at Shellaberger’s Mill on Conodoguinet Creek, 8 March 1826; sons of Andrew Kerr of Carlisle; in the evening they were removed to Stephen Kerr’s house, above Newville; to be interred at Carlisle. [More details given.] (Sat., 18 March 1826)

Kingerich, Mrs., died at Clark’s Ferry, Perry County, on Sunday last; interred at Mexico in this county. (Sat., 30 April 1825)

Kleckner, and old gentleman, accidentally died while making repairs on Mr. Singmaster’s saw mill on Licking Creek; a citizen of Perry County. (The Free Press, Mifflintown, 5 Dec. 1832)

Knox, Thomas, died at his residence in Franklin County, 24 Oct. 1820; formerly of this village [Mifflintown]. (The Mifflin Advocate, Mifflintown, 31 Oct. 1820)

Krug, George, died at his residence in Walker Twp., aged about 40 yrs. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, 17 Oct. 1835)

Leider, Mrs., of Derry Twp., died on Sunday last (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 4 Oct. 1838)

Linn, Margaret, died at Waynesburg on Thursday last; consort of Dr. Linn. (Sat., 26 June 1824)

Lusk, John, died in this place [Mifflintown], on Wednesday last, aged 17 mos.; youngest son of David Lusk of Waynesburg, Mifflin County. (Sat., 24 Dec. 1825)

McCay, Catharine, died at her residence in this borough [Lewistown], 27 Feb. 1838, aged 56 yrs.; consort of William McCay, Esq. [A long eulogy.] (Gazette and Journal, Lewistown, 6 March 1838)

Maclay, John M., Esq., died 19 May 1823 after a few days confinement; high sheriff of Franklin County. (The Perry Forester, Perry County, 29 May 1823)

M’Clelland, George, died in Lewistown, 16 Apr. 1825; of Armagh Twp. in this county. (30 April 1825)

McClelland, John, died at the house of Mrs. Jameson in Greenwood Twp., in this county, on Thursday last, aged about 90 yrs.; a hero of the Revolution; drew a pension (The Telegraph, Mifflintown, Wed., 1 June 1831)

McClure, John, found dead in a blacksmith shop in Alexandria yesterday; possibly murdered. From the Huntingdon Gazette, 28 Sept. 1831. (Juniata Gazette, Mifflintown, 5 Oct. 1831)

M’Crum, Hephziba, died on Wednesday last; consort of Capt. William M’Crum of Milford Twp. (Sat., 14 Feb. 1824)

McCrum, a son of James McCrum, died on Saturday. (Sat., 23 Aug. 1823)

Marley, Miss Rebecca, died 24 Dec. 1823; of Milford Twp. (27 Dec. 1823)

Marley, William, died 16 Aug. 1823, in 29th year of his age; of Milford Twp. (23 Aug. 1823)

Mathers, Miss Mary, died at the residence of her mother in Fermanagh Twp., on Wednesday. (Sat., 6 Sept. 1823)

Maxwell, Eliza, died 18 March 1826; wife of Hugh Maxwell, editor of the Lancaster Times. (1 Apr. 1826)

Mays, William, died on Monday last; an old citizen of Derry Twp. (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 4 Oct. 1838)

Miller, Maj. Gen. Henry, died at his residence in Carlisle, suddenly on Monday last, in 72nd year of his age; an officer of the Revolution; late Prothonotary of Perry County. (Sat., 17 April 1824) [Biography in 1 May 1824 issue.]

Mitchell, Marg[----], died at the residence of her son [---- H]amilton near Thompsontown, on Friday last, aged 80 yrs. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Thurs., 28 May 1835)

Moy, Hettie, died at the house of Mr. Robison in Milford Twp., on Wednesday evening, in 14th year of her age. (Sat., 1 Oct. 1825)

Murphy, Rees, died in Bainbridge, Lancaster County, last week, of small pox, in 28th year of his age; of Tuscarora. (24 Jan. 1824)

Murphy, Sarah, died in Lewistown on Thursday last; consort of John Murphy, formerly of this place [Mifflintown]. (Sat., 3 July 1824)

Neble, Dr. John, suicide; of Waynesburg in this county. From the Franklin Repository. (26 Feb. 1825)

Nesbitt, William, died at his residence in this place [Mifflintown], this morning; left a wife and numerous family of small children. (12 Feb. 1825)

Newman, Jacob, recently drowned while bathing near Huntingdon; a young man. (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 7 Aug. 1838)

Okeson, Daniel, died at Jonestown, Perry County, 22 July 1823, in 38th year of his age; merchant; son of Nicholas O. Okeson of Milford Twp., Mifflin County; left widow and four orphans. (2 Aug. 1823)

Ort, John, Jr., died 6 Aug. 1838; of Mifflin County. (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 7 Aug. 1838)

Osburn, Joseph, died in Mexico on Monday; formerly of Calhounville. (Sat., 10 Sept. 1825)

Parker, Miss Rebecca, died at the residence of Thomas Urie, Esq., in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland County, 27 Aug. 1831; daughter of the late Andrew Parker of East Pennsbro. (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, 7 Sept. 1831)

Patterson, Miss Isabella, died 6 April 1837, aged about 24 yrs.; of Tuscarora Valley, Juniata County. (Gazette and Journal, Lewistown, 18 April 1837)

Patterson, James, died in Baltimore 8 Sept. 1823; son of John Patterson, merchant, of Tuscarora Valley. (20 Sept. 1823)

Patton, John W., died at Clarks Ferry, Perry County, on Sunday last, aged 36 yrs. 8 mos. 9 days. (Sat., 28 Jan 1826)

Phillips, George, died 28 May 1824, in 46th year of his age; editor of the Carlisle Herald. (Sat., 5 Jun 1824)

Ramsey, Hon. William, died at the inn of B. Aughinbaugh, 29 Sept. 1831, aged about 50 yrs.; representative in Congress. From the Carlisle Rep[---torn], 29 Sept. ( The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, 5 Oct. 1831)

Ranch, Elizabeth, died 27 Sept. 1823, aged 41 yrs. 1 mo. 19 days; consort of Philip Ranch. (2 Oct. 1823)

Rankin, Christopher H., died at Washington City, 4 March 1826; a Representative from the State of Missouri. (25 March 1826)

Reynolds, Benjamin, died 20 Aug. 1823; of Fermanagh Twp. (23 Aug. 1823)

Rice, John, died on Sunday last, of pulmonary consumption; son of John Rice of Tuscarora Valley. (Sat., 17 Sept. 1825)

Rice, John, died at Port Royal in this county, aged about 80 yrs.; eldest of 24 brothers and sisters, all of whom were present at the interment of their mother, who died many years since at a ripe old age. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, 7 Jan. 1837)

Rice, Mrs., died on Saturday last, aged 60 yrs.; wife of Jacob Rice, Sr., of T[---torn] Twp. (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, Wed., 28[?] Sept. 1831)

Rodgers, Moses, died at his residence in Thompsontown, Juniata County, 22 Nov. 1832, in 23rd year of his age. (The Free Press, Mifflintown, 5 Dec. 1832)

Ross, Joseph, died 8 Oct. 1838, aged 26 yrs.; formerly of Newton Hamilton. From the Huntingdon Journal. (Juniata Gazette, Lewistown, 30 Oct. 1838)

Rumberger, Mr., died from snake bite a few days since; residing in Lykens valley. From the Liverpool Merchant. (The Free Press, Mifflintown, 18 Sept. 1833)

Sanderson, Catharine, died in Philadelphia, 3 July 1824, in 27th year of her age; consort of Joseph M. Sanderson. (17 July 1824)

Selheimer, child of Col. A. B. Selheimer of Milford Twp.; drowned in the fore-bay of the Licking Creek paper mill, 17 May 1831, aged about 3 yrs. (The Telegraph, Mifflintown, 25 May 1831)

Sellars, Mrs. Christena, died at her residence in Lost Creek valley, on Friday evening, at an advance age. (Sat., 2 Oct. 1824)

Shaffer, Daniel, hung himself on 7 July 1824; of Guemahoning Twp., Somerset County. From the Franklin Repository. (31 July 1824)

Sherrard, James, died 27 March 1839, aged about 58 yrs. (Lewistown Gazette, Lewistown, 29 March 1839)

Shively, John, died on Tuesday last, after a short by severe illness; of Walker Twp., a long and respectable inhabitant of this vicinity. (Sat., 7 Jan. 1826)

Smith, Hugh, died at Kingston, Jamaica, 31 Jan. 1822, of a malignant fever; son of Rev. Mr. Smith and brother of William Smith, deceased. From Baltimore newspaper, 10 June 1823. (5 July 1823)

Smith, Robert, died lately in Pittsburgh in 69th year of his age; a journeyman printer; brother of John Smith, late Marshal of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia. (The Telegraph, Mifflintown, 25 May 1831)

Smith, William, died in Baltimore 1 June 1823; oldest son of the Rev. Mr. Smith of Tuscarora Valley, Mifflin County. From Baltimore newspaper, 10 June 1823. (5 July 1823)

Snowden, Rebecca S., died very suddenly of the croup, 15 Sept. 1831; infant daughter of Dr. Le[---torn] G. Snowden (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, 28[?] Sept. 1831)

Spangler, Henry, died very suddenly in Mexico on Monday last, in 42nd year of his age; innkeeper; formerly of Lewistown. (Sat., 1 April 1826)

Stewart, Hamilton, died aged 21 yrs.; son of John Stewart of Derry Twp. (20 Aug. 1825)

Stinson, Margaret, died at her dwelling in Milford Twp., 4 Feb. 1824, in 60th year of her age; wife of Thomas Stinson, Esq., member of the House of Representatives; leaving her husband and children. [A long eulogy.] (7 and 14 Feb. 1824)

Strous, David, died on Sunday last, of a lingering illness; of Turbett Twp. (Sat., 17 Sept., 1825)

Swartsentrover, Henry, died at his residence in Turbett Twp., on Saturday last, at an advanced age. (Sat., 1 Oct. 1825)

Thomas, Maria, died on Friday last, aged 82 yrs.; of Turbett Twp. (Sat., 13 Aug. 1825)

Townsend, Samuel, murdered and found in the river on Friday last; age about 45 of 50 yrs.; a labourer on the canal; had a considerable family near Rogers’ Mill. From the Blairsville Rec. (The Telegraph, Mifflintown, Wed., 1 June 1831)

Walker, David, died on Sunday last, aged about 25 yrs.; of Walker Twp. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Tues., 21 Feb. 1837)

Walker, John, Esq., died at the house of his son-in-law David Quail, Esq., in Washington County, 29 July 1825, in 75th year of his age; formerly a resident of this county. (13 Aug. 1825)

Walker, Jonathan H., died at Homachita, near Natcheez, 23 April 1824, aged 61 yrs.; of Pittsburgh; presiding judge of the U. S. District Court for the western district of Pennsylvania; Whig and soldier of the Revolution. (8 May 1824)

Walters, Charles S., died in Savannah, 30 March 1824; formerly of Lewistown. (24 April 1824) Refuted in the 1 May issue.

Welch, Andrew, drowned while attempting to swim Shearman’s Creek between Fio Forge and the mouth of the creek; body found Sunday following in Duncannon Forge dam by William Clark and others; buried in Young’s Meeting House churchyard; left widow and three children; of this county. (The Juniata Telegraph, Mifflintown, 7 Sept. 1831)

Wharton, Eliza, died 5 April 1837, aged 29 yrs.; wife of Samuel Wharton, Esq., of Huntingdon. (Gazette and Journal, Lewistown, 18 April 1837)

Wharton, Samuel, died on Tuesday last, aged about 17 yrs.; son of John Wharton of Tuscarora. (Sat., 2 Aug. 1823)

Wharton, Samuel, died 18 Aug. 1823; one of the heroes of the Revolution. (23 Aug. 1823)

Wilson, Abraham, died at his residence in Wayne Twp., 11 Jan. 1826; assisted in the Revolution; lived his three score and ten in Mifflin County. (14 Jan. 1826)

Wilson, George, Esq., died in this borough on Friday last, in 76th year of his age; born on Tuscarora Creek 7 Dec. 1761; first sheriff of Mifflin County. [A long account.] (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Tues., 21 Feb. 1837)

Wilson, Nancy, died on Sunday last; consort of David Wilson of Fermanagh Twp. (Sat., 5 Feb. 1825)

Wilson, Mrs. Prudence, died on Monday last, aged 77 yrs.; of Walker Twp. (Juniata Journal, Mifflintown, Tues., 21 Feb. 1837)

Wilson, William, died 10 April 1837, aged about 50 yrs.; of Mexico, Juniata County. (Gazette and Journal, Lewistown, 18 April 1837)

Wurtz, Peter, drowned in the Juniata River a few miles above Lewistown, 8 May 1824. (15 May 1824)

Yoast, Mrs. Elizabeth, died on Saturday last; of Greenwood Twp. (Sat., 26 June 1824)

Young, Ann, died in Lost Creek Valley on Thursday last, at an advanced age. (Sat., 28 Jan. 1826)

Young, Mrs. Ann, died on Wednesday last; an aged and respectable lady of the borough of Lewistown. (The Free Press, Mifflintown, Wed., 5 Dec. 1832)

Ziegler, Johnson, died 3 Sept. 1823; son of Capt. William Ziegler of Walker Twp. (6 Sept. 1823)








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