Kinsearching October 11, 2009




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Here are a few more selected items from newspapers in New York and New Hampshire. (Surnames are capitalized for emphasis and some punctuation may have been added for clarity.)

     These notices are found on page 2, column 5, of the 28 April 1836 (Vol. IV, no. 100) issue of the New York Transcript, published in New York, NY:


     "On Sunday, 24th inst., by the Rev. Dr. SUMMERS, Mr. R. BASS to Miss Jane HUBBARD, all of this city.

     Last evening by the Rev. A. SMEDES, Mr. Alexander HAPGOOD, of Boston, to Miss Phoebe Matilda, daughter of the late Thomas T. BLAUVELT, of this city."


     "At Newburgh, on the 20th inst., the death of Ward M. GAZLAY, Esq...." He was one of the justices of the peace in Newburgh.

     "Yesterday, Louisa, daughter of Lewis and Mary HALLORAN, aged 3 years, one month. Funeral this afternoon from No. 44 Elizabeth street, at half past 4 o'clock."

     The 26 April 1836 (Vol. 7, no. 639) issue of the Albany Journal, published in Albany, NY, contained several interesting articles, including information about bills passed by the New York Assembly. For example, among those listed on page 2, column 5, was one "To authorize Parson WOOD and family to take the name of THAYRE (sic)."

     Data concerning the election of delegates in the city and county of Albany on 11th May "next" for the Harrison State Convention, "to be held in Utica, next June" appeared on page 2, column 4. Officers listed were

Convention president - John H. BURHANS
Vice-presidents - Rufus WATSON and James COLVIN
Secretaries - Thos. MCMULLEN and Sanford S. PERRY

     (Editor's Note: Considered a war hero by many people because he defeated the Shawnee Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, William Henry Harrison ran against Martin Van Buren for the office of President of the United States in 1836. Although he lost that election, Harrison defeated Van Buren in the 1840 campaign and became the ninth American President. During his inauguration, he caught a cold and died a month later, becoming the first U. S. President to die while in office. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison, was elected the 23rd President of the U. S. in 1888.)

     This marriage notice appeared on page 2, column 7: "On Sunday evening, the 24th inst., by the Rev. C. P. CLARKE, Mr. David GODDEN, jr. (sic) to Miss Susan STALEY, all of this city."

     The variety of interesting tidbits in the 3 May 1836 (Vol. VI, No. 1) issue of the Exeter News-Letter and Rockingham County Advertiser, published in Exeter, NH, included the following information:

     "At Wake County Superior Court, North Carolina, James BASHFORD, quite a youth, was tried for the murder of his brother, and convicted of manslaughter. Being unable to pay the fine, he took the oath of insolvency and was discharged." (p. 2, c. 6)

     "The Rev. Parsons (sic) COOKE, late of Portsmouth, has received and accepted a call to take the pastoral charge of the first church in Lynn, and May 4th is designated for his installation." (p. 2, c. 6)

     "Death - In Newmarket, Capt. Andrew GILMAN, in the 82nd year of his age." (p. 3, c. 3)

     "Edmund W. TOPPAN, Esq., has been appointed Post Master, at Hampton, N. H., in the place of Col. George GILMAN resigned." (p. 2, c. 6)

     "Marriage - On the 29th March, in Quincy, Ill., by the Rev. Asa TURNER, Mr. Willard KEYES, of that place, to Miss Mary C. FOLSOM, formerly of this town." (p. 3, c. 3)

     "Death - In this town, on Wednesday evening last, Mr. Thomas WISWALL, of the firm of Wiswall & Flagg, aged 61." (p. 3, c. 3)

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