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Union & Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,         Sept. 1, 1818                           by: GSubyak@aol.com

Aug 18, 1818
MARRIED:    At Bristol -  Maj. Wm. S. CODDING to Miss Remittable (?) GROVER.

Rochester Observer, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Friday     February 1, 1828      by: Pat Mims

Died:  In Bristol, on the 20th ult. Capt. Theophilus ALLEN, 68;  on the 21st,  Mrs. Chloe MASON, 26, wife of Capt. F. MASON and daughter of Mr. A. WHEELER.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Feb. 15, 1848                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriage  -  In Bristol, on the 6th inst. Mr. William H. BARRET, to Miss Mary GOODING, both of Bristol.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.       Jan. 25, 1849                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Deaths  -  In South Bristol, on the 23d ult., Sally G., wife of E? E. LEWIS, aged 30 years.

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY     Sept 15, 1852   pg 3

Mortgage Sale - Default having been made in the payment of the money secured by mortgage executed by John SHAW of Bristol, Ontario Co., NY, to Frederick BUHRE of Canandaigua, county aforesaid, on the 27th day of November, 1851, and recorded in the Clerk's office of Ontario County on the same day in liber 43 of mortgages at page 308, which mortgage was duly assigned by said Frederick BUHRE, and which there is claimed to be due on the day of the first publication of this notice, the sum of $209.84.  Now therefore, notice is hereby given that by virtue of a power of sale contained in said mortgage, I shall foreclose the said mortgage according to the statute in such case made and provided and shall sell at public auction at the Court House in the village of Canandaigua on the 4th day of November next at 1l o'clock in the forenoon of that day, the premises in the mortgage described, viz: "all that tract of parcel of land situated in the town of Bristol, county of Ontario, being part of lot number 39, bounded as follows: viz: beginning on the North line of the highway leading westward from Baptist Hill, so called, seven rods westerly from the center line of said lot, being the center line of said; then westerly along the north line of said highway six and a half rods a stake; thence easterly on a line parallel with said highway nine rods and ten and a half links to lands of Stephen FRANCIS; thence southerly along the west line of said land of Stephen FRANCIS, six and a half rods to the beginning, containing 61 rods. The above premises is the same conveyed by Harris ANDREWS  and wife, March 26, 1851".  Dated August 19th, 1852  Frederick BUHRE, Mortgage and Assign John CALLISTER, Att'y.



REPUBLICAN TIMES      January 7, 1858        Pg 3, col  3      by:  Ron Hanley

Deaths: In Bristol, on the 30th December, Julia Taylor, wife of Daniel Taylor.
Brockelbank, Martha (Ferrin) - 1836 - 1858 wife of  Caleb R3-1; Martha J.; died May 30 1858; aged 22 yrs.
REPUBLICAN TIMES June 17, 1858    Pg  2, col  3
Grave  Robbery  in  Bristol   THREE  PERSONS  ARRESTED
The citizens of the neighboring town of Bristol were thrown into a state of extraordinary excitement, on Monday, by the announcement that the burial ground a short distance from Muttonville had been visited by resurrectionist's. It appears that the grave in which were deposited the remains of Mrs. Caleb Brockelbank, who died some two weeks since at the residence of her husband in this village, had been opened and the body taken out. 
We are informed that indications were first observed about the grave on Wednesday or Thursday of last week, exciting suspicions that it had been disturbed. These suspicions being strengthened by other circumstances within the knowledge of the friends of the deceased, finally led to an examination and the discovery that the grave contained only an empty coffin, and some pieces of the shroud, which had apparently been torn from the body in getting it out of the coffin. A search for the missing corpse was then commenced and actively prosecuted until a collection of bones were found secreted near the burning springs, which were believed to have been those for which the search was instituted. 
Subsequent developments led to the arrest of a quack Doctor named WEED, together with A. R. Simmons and J. Judson H. Graves, both of whom we believe are medical students. It became known to the authorities, through the instrumentality of a member of the medical fraternity, who was called upon to assist in the operation, that the parties named had some days previously been engaged in dissecting a subject. This information, in connection with the fact that some hair was found in the building where the operation was performed, which closely resembled a sample from the head of Mrs. Brockelbank with which it was compared, seemed to point to them as the perpetrators of the crime in question. 
They were accordingly taken before Justice Canfield and Kent on Thursday, and waiving an examination, gave bonds in the sum of $500 each for their appearance at the next Oyer and Terminer.   The offence for which they are thus held to answer is a serious one, and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding five years, or in the county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 
This sacrilegious outrage has excited the most intense feeling among those living in the vicinity of its occurrence, and its supposed authors are naturally subjected to the unmeasured, indignant condemnation of the public, and especially of the parties more
immediately interested. Strenuous exertions will doubtless be made to find evidence that will serve to convict them, and if they have
committed the offence alleged against them, they should certainly be punished as the law directs. But while we have no disposition to modify the abhorrence with which the outrage is so universally and so justly regarded, nor in any degree to screen those who shall be proved guilty from the consequences to admonish our readers of the injustice of prejudging the case. We feel warranted in saying also that the hitherto unstained character of at least one of the persons accused, should serve to shield him from reproach until some positive testimony shall be adduced to prove his guilt. Circumstantial evidence is always more or less unreliable, and should be regarded with extreme caution. Hearsay evidence  Madame Rumor's unauthenticated reports, are still more unreliable, and should never be suffered for a moment to overbear the weight of a previous good character. It is to be hoped therefore that the public will be charitable enough and just enough to suspend judgment in this case, until fully advised of the facts.

Republican Times   June 17, 1858    Pg 2, col 3            by:  Dianne Thomas

Grave Robbery in Bristol  - Three Persons Arrested

The citizens of the neighboring town of Bristol were thrown into a state of extraordinary excitement, on Monday, by the announcement that the burial ground, a short distance from Muttonville, had been visited by resurrectionists.  It appears to the grave in which were deposited the remains of Mrs. Caleb BROCKLEBANK, who died some two weeks since at the residence of her husband in this village, has been opened and the body taken out.

We were informed that indications were first observed about the grave on Wednesday or Thursday of last week, exciting suspicions that it had been disturbed.  These suspicions being strengthened by other circumstances within the knowledge of the friends of the deceased, finally led to an examination and the discovery that the grave contained only an empty coffin, and some pieces of the shroud, which had apparently been torn from the body in getting it out of the coffin.  A search for the missing corpse was then commenced and actively prosecuted until a collection of bones were found secreted near the "burning springs," which were believed to have been those for which the search was instituted.  

Subsequent developments let to the arrest of a quack Doctor named WEED, together with A. R. SIMMONS and J. Judson H. GRAVES, both of whom we believe are medical students.  It became know to the authorities, through the instrumentality of a member of the medical fraternity, who was called upon to assist in the operation, that the parties named had some days previously been engaged in dissecting a subject.  This information in connection with the fact that some hair was found in the building where the operation was performed, which closely resembled a sample from the head of Mrs. BRUCKLEBANK (sic) with which it was compared, seemed to point to them as the perpetrators of the crime in question.  

they were accordingly taken before Justices CANFIELD and KENT on Thursday, and waving an examination, gave bonds in the sum of $500 each for the appearance on the next Oyer and Terminer.  

The offence for which they are thus held to answer is a serious one, and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, not exceeding five years, (cut off)

ONTARIO REPOSITORY         Wed.       August 8, 1860      Pg 2, col 7              by:  Ron Hanley
DIED -   In Bristol, at her residence, on Thursday, 2d of August, 1860, Mrs. Lucy Case, wife of the late Jonathan I. Case, aged 83 years. 
Mrs. Case was one of the first settlers of the town of Bristol, having resided there over 60 years. She raised a large family of children, and lived to see the fourth generation.  She was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, and was respected and beloved by a wide circle of mourning friends.

Ontario Republic Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wed,    Dec 31, 1862     pg 3        by:  Dianne Thomas

SUPREME COURT - Ontario County    Henry B. GIBSON, Ag't Daniel TAYLOR and others.

In pursuance and by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale in the above entitled action, recovered at a Special Term of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held at the Court House in the city of Rochester, Monroe County, New York on the 24th day of December 1862, Hon. James C. SMITH, Justice presiding, I, the undersigned referee, duly appointed by the said Court for the purpose, shall expose for sale at public auction on the 7th day of February, 1863, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, at the Court House in the village of Canandaigua, in said County.     

All that tract or parcel of land situate in the town of Bristol, County of Ontario, and State of New York, and is part of Lots No. 2, 3 and 4 in said town, and bounded as follows, viz: Beginning at the northeast corner of lands in said lot No. 2, on the north line  of said lot, deeded by Asa JONES and wife, to Daniel TAYLOR by deed dated January 1, 1836, and recorded in Ontario County Clerks Office, in Book 63 of Deeds, at page 414, and running from thence south three and seven eights degrees west sixty seven rods and eighteen links, thence south eighty five degrees east forty nine rods to the highway formerly called the "Big Tree Road," thence north fifty one and five eights degrees east ten rods, thence north sixty and one half degrees east twelve rods east twelve rods, thence north seventy and one half degrees east seventeen rods and four links to the town line between Bristol and Canandaigua, thence shout three and three fourths degrees west along said town line one hundred and ninety one rods and nine links, thence south four and one half degrees west forty rods along the center of the highway leading to Bristol Centre, thence south twenty six and one half degrees west twenty rods, thence south thirty seven and three eights and three eights degrees west nine rods and nine links, thence north eighty six degrees west one hundred and fifteen rods and seven links to the center of the highway leading to East Hollow (so called), thence along the center of said highway north twenty five and one fourth degrees west twenty rods, thence north forty and one fourth degrees, west fifty seven rods, thence north one half degree east eighty six rods and nine links, thence north six and three eighths degrees eat ninety tow rods, thence north three and seven eights degrees east seventy two rods and two links to the north line of said Lot No. 2, thence along said line about seventy five rods to the place of beginning, containing 306 acres and two rods of land, excepting therefrom, 57 acres deeded by Daniel TAYLOR to Janna P. TAYLOR, to be taken out of the northwest corner by deed dated January 5, 1858, and recorded in Ontario County Clerk's office in Liber 110 of Deeds at page 8.

Also about 40 acres of land situate in said town of Bristol, being parts of Lots 3 and 4, being the same premises deeded to Daniel TAYLOR as follows, viz: Nineteen and three fourths acres by John WILDER and wife, by deed dated October 4, 1819, and recorded in said Clerk's office in Book of Deeds No. 34, at page 395; 23 acres by Elnathan GOODING and wife by deed dated march 30, 1838, and recorded in said Clerks' office in Book of Deeds No. 63, at page 416 and also one acre and ninety two rods by deed of William T. CODDING, dated March 23, 1818, and recorded in Book of Deeds No. 30, at page 227, to which deed and the records thereof reference may be had.  Dated 31st of December, 1862   J. F. METCALF, Referee  36td, E. G. LAPHAM, Pl'ff Att'y 

 REPOSITORY and MESSENGER   Wednesday   October 30, 1867  Pg 3, col 2         by:  Ron Hanley         
Deaths   In Bristol   - October 16, Mr. James H. Childs, in the 53d year of his age. We are satisfied that our loss is his gain.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday    September 15, 1869     Pg 3, col  3    by:  Ron Hanley  
DIED -         In Bristol, August 28th, of Paralysis, Emeline Briggs, wife of Elihu E. Briggs, aged 32 years.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday September 22, 1869  Pg 3, col  3    by:  Ron Hanley  
Mr. EDITOR:  A sad accident occurred on Wednesday morning at the mill of S. A. Codding, Esq., near Bristol Centre, whereby a little son of Carrie C. and Henry M. Codding, aged about three years, was drowned.  The little innocent was undoubtedly near or at an opening in the lower end of the flume that conducts the water that runs the mill. He must have lost his balance and fell in. 
His grandfather who is noted for the interest he takes in the children, and for this one in particular, soon missed him, and calling to his aid the father, search was made. His body was soon found in the flume, but not until the spirit had fled to the embrace of HIM
who while on earth, took little children in arms and blessed them, and said, "of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 
The funeral of little Stephen was held on the following Friday, at the family residence, when a discourse appropriate to the
occasion was delivered by Rev. Mr. Yeomans, pastor of the Congregational church at Bristol, to a large audience of friends and neighbors, who deeply sympathize with the relatives of the deceased.                   Bristol Centre, Sept. 18, 1869

Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY      Wednesday,    Oct 22, 1873            by:  Dianne Thomas


LEONARD - JONES  - On the morning of October 8,, 1863, at the residence of the bride's sister, in Belding, Michigan, by the Rev. James L. PATTEN, of Greensville, Michigan, Mr. Henry J. LEONARD, of Belding and Miss Helen A. JONES, of Belding, youngest daughter of the late Arunah JONES, of Bristol, Ontario county, N.Y.

ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER    Wednesday     January 28, 1874  Pg 3, col  5  by:  Ron Hanley 
CASE -   In Bristol Center, on Monday evening, January 26th, 1873,  (typo error/ s/b 1874) after a short illness, Seymour W. Case, in the 61st year of his age.  Funeral at the Universalist Church, Baptist Hill, January 29th at 12 M.

The Ontario Messenger,  Canandaigua, NY      Thursday, Sept 22, 1881       by: Dianne Thomas

DIED:   THORPE - In Bristol, September 1st, 1881, little Gracie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar THORPE, aged 5 months.

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY    Thursday   May 14, 1885                  by: Dianne Thomas  

+ Myron COYE has moved from Centerfield to the James YOUNGS house in South Bristol

+ Henry CODDING of Bristol Center was badly bitten by a dog last week.

+ Mr. John Harvey CRANDALL, who has been very sick with the rheumatic fever, is gaining slowly

+ Miss Alice B. CASE commenced teaching May 4th, two miles north of Geneseo.  This is her first experience teaching and we wish her success.

+ Stephen SISSON whose health is very poor has gone to the Adirondack mountains, in hopes he may be benefited by the air.

+ Miss Mary ALLEN is on the sick list.

+ Mrs. George TIFFANY who recently lost her husband, has a little four year old daughter who is very sick.  She has the greatest sympathy of many friends, and we hope the child may soon recover.  May 11th, 1885.

Ontario Messenger   Aug 20, 1885    Pg. 3                      by: Dianne Thomas

Bristol Centre - August 17th, 1885

+ William BENEDICT and family are occupying William DUNHAM'S residence at Mayweed.

+ Miss Carrie CARTWRIGHT'S school closed on Thursday of this week.

+ Mr. Oscar SISSON, who is building a three story house, is relieved of his carpenters for a short time, until the mason work is completed.  The masons will commence their labors this week.  Mr. SISSON has a very pleasant residence and very convenient.  Hot and cold water may be conducted to any room in the house.

+ A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the grand army picnic given the 21st inst., at Cheshire. 

Ontario Repository-Messenger, Canandaigua, NY     Thursday  Mar 25, 1886           by: Dianne Thomas   


+ Mrs. George TIFFANY'S little son, Levi, is very sick with typhoid fever.

+ Miss Anna JOHNSON has been engaged to teach the school at Baptist Hill this summer.

+ W. M. BENEDICT will buy spring chickens weighing one and one fourth pounds, at 25 cents each till June 15th. 

+ Miss Nellie JOHNSTON of Bristol, was married to James PERRINE of Englishtown, NJ, Wednesday, the 17th inst.

+ Marion BARRINGER has rented John SHAY'S house.

+ Edgar THORP takes the place of N. C. WHEELER in the store of Wheeler & Co.  The latest from N. C. WHEELER places him en route for Santa Fe, New Mexico.  His many friends here wish him success.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wednesday December 17, 1890  Pg 3, col 7            
Joseph E. Fellows, prominent among the older residents of the town of South Bristol, in this county, died at his home in that town on Saturday last.  He was Supervisor of South Bristol in 1867, and was widely known and respected. He was 71 years of age.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Tuesday,   April 21, 1891          by: GSubyak@aol.com

BROWN - At Bristol, Ontario county, N. Y., April 18, 1891, Mrs. Caroline L. BROWN, widow of George BROWN, and mother of Patrolman J. A. BROWN, of this city (Rochester),  aged 75 years and 12 days.  Interment at Canandaigua, N. Y.

Ontario Repository-Messenger,   Thursday   Jan 21, 1892           by: Dianne Thomas   

+ E. W. BURGE, US pension attorney during the past two months has turned the wheel of fortune in favor of the following claimants: Peter CONROY, David S. WILLYS, Thomas C. PARKHURST, Job WOLVERTON, Susan N. FREER and Margaret WYVILL of Canandaigua; Charles H. BARNUM & Richard S. TEAT, of South Bristol; S.E. NOTT and Henry W. VAN WIE of Cheshire; Warren R. PICKENS of Waterloo; Patrick MAHAR of Centrefield; William CLOHECEY of Avon; Patrick MERRIMAN of Rushville; A. E. LYKE of Rochester and Sylvester GARDNER of Victor.   Jan 18, 1892.

+ Mrs. Harvey ASHLEY of Michigan, is visiting her father, Moses TUBBS.

+ The funeral of Luther POMROY was held at the Universal Church, last Tuesday and was largely attended.

+ Miss Clarriene INNSE is spending a few days in Canandaigua. 

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY      Fri,       Feb 24, 1893           by:  Dianne Thomas

Mysterious Disappearance - Sixteen Year Old Boy Wanders from Home in South Bristol

The sixteen year old son of William WESLEY of South Bristol, left his home Tuesday of last week, and nothing has been heard or seen of him since.  The boy was not bright, and there is no doubt that he simply strayed.  

When he left home, he was clad, besides the ordinary garments, simply in a cap and a blue frock.  Unless he has somewhere found warm shelter and care, which seems improbable, the boy must have perished soon after leaving the warmth of his home.  

Search began soon after the boy's absence from home was discovered.  As many as 70 men from the town were soon engaged in hunting through the entire neighborhood.  Telephone messages were being sent about the county.

The only tracks discovered were those leading twice across what is called Mill creek, a stream running near his home, and others leading to the barn of a neighbor.  The search continued eagerly till Saturday, when it was evidently beyond hope, that the boy would be found alive, unless he had somewhere found shelter in a home.  

William WESLEY, the boy's father, who says that his son would only have wandered through lots, carefully avoiding the highway, believes that the boy must have wandered into some gully, and there died of hunger and cold.  Others believe it probable that the boy has fallen into Mill creek at some point and drowned.  In either case, it is doubtful if the body will be discovered until the present severe weather shall have passed away.

As an aid to identification of the boy, in case he is not dead, but still wandering about somewhere in the county, it is told that the boy, in addition to his imbecility, walks with a stagger as though intoxicated.  

THE ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL     Friday      March 31, 1893      Pg 2, col  5      by:  Ron Hanley
At her home in Bristol Center, March 18, 1893, Mrs. H. M. Codding, aged 53 years and 9 months.
She leaves a husband and three daughters and one son to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother. She was the
daughter of Isaiah and Rachel Case and the youngest of the family of ten children, the oldest having died in infancy and the remaining eight brothers and sisters are still living.
She was a sister of Mrs. B. H. Case of Chetopa, Kansas, Jonathan J. Case, of Armada, Mich., Mrs. John Gregg, Mrs. C. J. Canfield, Watson W. Case, and Isaiah I. Case, of Canandaigua.
During many years of suffering she was greatly sustained from above as will best be shown by an extract from a letter written by
herself to other members of the "shut-in" Society, and published in their little paper, The Open Window, in November, 1892:
 "Eight years ago I was told by my physician that my disease was incurable. Soon after the dear Lord, who had kept me all the way
through, and led me to take him for my physician as well as Savior, to do and suffer his sweet will. One of the precious lessons I have learned of Jesus since He has called me aside is that our Heavenly Father will not let anything reach His children that is not for their highest good. However dark it may look to us, it is all clear to him. He showers down His blessings without number, but trials and afflictions are weighed with exactness and not one bit more is permitted to come to us than is necessary for the needful work. When passing through the most extreme suffering, I just rest trustingly in His arms, realizing that, although He leads me through the furnace of affliction, He is only working out for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."
The blessing it brings to trust Him wholly is more to me than perfect health could be. When suffering most, the precious promises are brought so forcibly to my mind, that I find it grand to look to Jesus."

Ontario Repository-Messenger,   Thursday   Feb 8, 1894           by: Dianne Thomas   

+ G. T. STANDISH was in New York City last week with a car of cattle and W. W. HOLCOMB with a car of calves and sheep.

+ Mr. & Mrs. D. G. FELLOWS, who have been spending part of the winder in Durham, Greene county are expected home soon.

+ Martin HAWKINS has engaged to teach school north of East Bloomfield, for the spring term.

+ Mrs. L. K. FELLOW'S sister from the East, is making her home here through the winter.

+ Joseph MILLER'S mother, who died at his residence on Lapham's Point, was taken to Naples for interment, Monday. 

+ The daughter of M. N. WOOD, who has been ill with pneumonia, is convalescent. 

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY        March 23,  1894      by: Dianne Thomas

+ Miss Alice JENKINS of Flint Michigan is a guest in town.

+ A young son at William MEHANS' is one of the arrivals in town.

+ Oscar BUCKALEW of Gorham is ill at his daughter's, Mrs. John HAY.

+ Mr. and Mrs. George TILTON and Mrs. Celia SIMMONS visited relatives in Waverly recently

+ Mrs. Lucetta JACKSON, who has been seriously ill for the past month, is slightly improved. 

+ Miss Sophia MC GREEVY has been re-engaged to teach the school at the Hill, Miss Ella COTTER in District No. 4 and Miss Mabel BLISS at Vincent.

+ Lester JOHNSON will soon move in the Byron POOL house; William KILLUPS in the house vacated by William KETCHUM, who intends moving to Manchester where he takes a boarding house.  HOPPOUGH, of Hemlock Lake, goes on the farm vacated by KILLUPPS.  Edgar THORPE of Allen's Hill, will occupy one of the Celia SIMMONS houses and Thomas MEHAN, the other.  James PIERCE will move to East Bloomfield.  Thomas MC ILIVAIN will go on the Albert MATHER place; Eugene WALES on the Frank FITCH farm, which he has purchased; John WHEAT on the farm vacated by WALES; Frank FAIRBAIRN of Canandaigua, at William ANDREWS'. 

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY        Apr 4, 1894    contributed by Dianne Thomas

In Bristol Springs:

+ George SANDERS has moved on the CRONTLEY farm, in the west part of the town.

+ Mrs. C. L. HILLS spent a few days with friend in East Bloomfield last week.

+ Fred WILSON has leased the meat market of J. Austin ALLEN.  He intends to move into Henry CODDINGTON'S house.

+ J. Austin ALLEN has purchased the Rowena CHILD'S place and will occupy it soon.

+ Mrs. Mark A. CASE and son, Seymour, have been quite sick, but they are on the gain slowly.


In Bristol:

+ Mr. and Mrs. E. R. BRONSON, of Lima, were the guests of A. C. HATHAWAY over Sunday.

+ Fred NICHOLAS is treating his house to a coat of paint.

+ At the annual meeting of the Evergreen Cemetery Association of Bristol, held March 31, Herman L. LEE, Josephus WHEATON and W. Scott HICKS were chosen trustees for three years.  The offices of the Association are as follows: Fred NICHOLAS, president; H. L. LEE, vice president; W. Scott HICKS, secretary; L. H. JONES, treasurer; and W. Scott HICKS, superintendent.  The Association has done a good work and gives promise of still better things.

+ Edgar THORP has moved to Bristol (from Allen's Hill) 

Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY   Aug 16, 1895          by:  Dianne Thomas

+  Bristol Center, Aug 14. - Saturday afternoon a family gathering was held at J. H. DUNHAM's in honor of his mother, who is remarkably sprightly for a woman of 86 years.  Among those present were M. A. CASE, W. WOOD, W. DUNHAM, D. TAYLOR, Frank HUBERT and J. H. DUNHAM, and their wives, children and children in law; also these grand and great grandchildren: E. MURRAY, wife and 3 daughters; A. JOHNSON and daughter; George and S. W. CASE, Misses Nettie PHILLIPS, Edna DUNHAM, Edith TAYLOR; also Mr. and Mrs. J. BYRAM, parents of Mrs. J. H. DUNHAM.  A very pleasant time was spent in social intercourse, and S. W. CASE photographed the company.  

Miss Edna CASTLE will teach our school next winter.  

William SMITH will begin hop picking next Thursday and M. A. CASE, the 27th.  Our valley will soon have plenty of marry hop pickers.  

Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua, NY       Friday, Sept 2,  1895                          by: Dianne Thomas   

Bristol News 

Mrs. Charles KINNEY who has been spending the summer with friends and relatives, returned to her home in Michigan last week. 

Miss Alice JACKSON of Flint, Mich., is here visiting relatives.

Mr. & Mrs. A. C. BUELL of Binghamton were in town over Sunday.

Mr. & Mrs. Frank BRIGGS attended the Hornellsville fair with Mr. & Mrs. Ed. SWAN and Frank BLACKMER, of Honeoye.

Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua, NY       Friday, March 15, 1895                          by: Dianne Thomas   


+ Mrs. W. H. DOYLE visited with relatives in Syracuse last week.

+ Frank SISSON, who had been making an extended visit here left on Wednesday for his home in Yates Center, Kansas.

+ The Pupils of the "Hill School," under the direction of their teacher, Harian FISHER, gave a very enjoyable entertainment at E. K. Hall, Wednesday evening.

Bristol Center:

+ Frank RICH, of Brockport is the guest of J. J. MALLERY, for a few days.

+ The Ladies' Aid society of the M.E. church held a Poverty social at the parsonage on Friday evening.

+ Charles LAKE, who was recently married at Honeoye Falls, has rented the tenant house of Mrs. E. H. ALLEN, and has begun housekeeping.

+ A social of the Zealous Workers, held at the Congregational parsonage last Tuesday evening, was not largely attended, owing to the conditions of the roads, but a very enjoyable time was had by those present.

+ Cupid was quite successful here last week, two marriages to report.  Miss Carrie Allen TAYLOR and William LUBBOCK, both of this place, were married by Rev. S. Mills DAY, at Honeoye last Wednesday, March 6.  A very pretty and joyous wedding occurred at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. P. BLISS, Wednesday evening  (cut off)

+ The Republicans on Wednesday night made the following village nominations:  President, William H. STEVENS; trustees: Albert BOSSHART and W. D. ASCHLEY; treasurer, George LINDNER; collector, William H. FOX; village committee E. D. COPP, J. M. BURGDORF and N. B. BRIGGS.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Thurs,  Oct 24, 1895  pg 4                                 by:   Dianne Thomas

On Tuesday, occurred the death of Mrs. Lucinda  L. YAW, wife of  Charles YAW of South Bristol, aged 48 years.  Two daughters and one son survive her.  

Democrat  & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Thursday,  January 2, 1896        by: GSubyak@aol.com

Contest Over a Will Destroyed by the Party Who Made It
Another hearing in the WALDON will contest case has been had before Surrogate D. G. LAPHAM and the matter again adjourned until January 9th. Mr.  WALDON died in Bristol about a year ago, leaving an estate of almost $10,000. He destroyed his will just before his death and his heirs applied for letters of administration. R. M. LEE, the executor named in the destroyed will, contested 
this on the ground that when WALDON destroyed the same he was not of sound mind,  and therefore incompetent to do it legally. J. A. HOBSON and N. M. CLEMENT  represent Mr. LEE's interests and Hon. Edwin HICKS and E. M. MORAN are 
conducting the contest.

REPOSITORY and MESSENGER              Thursday           March 25, 1896          Pg 3, col 5    by:  Ron Hanley
 Bristol  -   Mrs. George Tiffany's little son, Levi, is very sick with typhoid fever.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  December 18, 1896  Pg 2, col  2        by:  Ron Hanley
 Bristol - Harry Bliss and Miss Flora Tubbs were married on Wednesday evening, December 16, by Rev. Mr. Gibson, of Allen's Hill.
Bristol Center -  Master Earl Case, aged 11 years, who entered the prize speaking contest held in Canandaigua last week, won first prize.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL      Friday      June 11, 1897  Pg 2, col 2       by:  Ron Hanley
BRISTOL  SPRINGS -  Mrs. Esther Fellows, widow of the late Jos. E. Fellows, died on Tuesday, the 8th inst., from the effects of an apoplectic stroke on Sunday.
Mrs. Fellows had suffered a slight shock before this one and did not regain consciousness after the last stroke before her death. Her age was 78 years, and hers, like the lives of most people of her age in this region, had been a life of patient toil and constant care for those around her.   She had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian church at Naples, for many years.
She leaves two sons and several brothers and sisters to mourn her departure. 

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wed,    Aug 9, 1899   pg 2             by:  Dianne Thomas

Ray SHULTERS is spending a two weeks' vacation in Belding, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. ANDREWS of Buffalo are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elaine ANDREWS

Mrs. Jacob JOHNSON and Mrs. Edgar JOHNSON of Canandaigua, were the guests of Mrs. Fred NICHOLAS a few days for the past week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred BUELL of Chapinville are the guests of Mrs. Melvina BUELL

Miss Grace FRANCIS is on the sick list. 

Mrs. George PIERCE of Canandaigua, was the guest of Mrs. H. K. FRANCIS over Sunday.  

Mr. and Mrs. Gifford ANDREWS of Chapinville, spent Sunday with E. ANDREWS.

Miss Florence EGGLESTON of Geneva, is visiting relatives in town. 

Mrs. L. H. JONES spent a few days in Geneva, last week.

+  On July 24th occurred the death of Mrs. Louisa B. HICKS, widow of the late F. J. HICKS, aged 79 years.  Mrs. HICKS was a woman of great individuality and energy of character and her influence was felt in every circle in which she moved.  She had no children, and death came to her as a welcome release from her loneliness.  The esteem in which she was held by her friends and neighbors was manifested by the large attendance at the funereal, which was held in the Universalist Church on July 26.  Rev. S. M. DAY of Honeoye, conducted the service.

Misses Bertha and Marie WHEATON and Earl JOHNSON of Canandaigua were the guests of Jessie NICHOLAS, last Wednesday.  

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