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1850 - 1862

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ONTARIO MESSENGER      February 27, 1850        Pg 3, col  3             by:  Ron Hanley

DIED  -   In Newark, Wayne County, on the 14th inst., Mr. Thomas Barney, formerly of this town, in the 85th year of his age.

(buried in Woodlawn Ceme.)

ONTARIO MESSENGER    February 11, 1852     Pg 3, col  2        by:  Ron Hanley
MARRIED -  In Manchester, on Thursday the 29th ult, by Rev. S. W. Remington, Mr. John Garrett and Miss Sarah Gardner

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY     Feb 12, 1852   pg 3              by: Dianne Thomas

Thaddeus STEVENS left here with bilious cholic, but we don't hear he is dead.  Bronchitis and pneumonia prevail among the members, but they are mostly well enough to be out o' nights. 


+  In Manchester, on Thursday, the 5th inst., of an infection of the lungs, Henry, son of John PRATT, aged 24 years.

+  In Berlin, Marquette Co., WI, Nov 28th 1851, Mrs. Esther M. CARTER, wife of Cyrus and daughter of Hervy SAUDERS Esq. of Canandaigua, in the 48th years of her age. 

+  In Canandaigua, Jan 28th, 1852, Mrs. Adeline COOLEY, wife of John B., daughter of Grove COOLEY, Esq., of Attica, aged 39 years, 9 months, and 19 days. 

+  At East Bloomfield, Feb 8, 1852, of consumption, Anna, wife of Hon. Josiah PORTER, aged 64 year.

+  At East Bloomfield, Jan 22, 1852, Ebenezer SPRING, aged 74 years and 6 months. 

 Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY     Feb 18, 1852           by: Dianne Thomas

+  In Canandaigua, Feb 13, 1852 Mrs. Mehitable MASON, consort of Jesse MASON Esq., aged 52 years and 20 days, after a lingering and painful sickness which she bore with great patience and Christian fortitude.  Conscious of her approaching departure with great calmness, she gave her dying council, and parting blessing to her family and friends, assuring them that the Blessed Hope was no fable, but more precious to her in that trying hour, than it had ever been before.  She lived The Life and Died the Death of the Righteous. 

+ Statute Foreclosure - On the 16th day of June 1851, Thomas B. HAHN and Flora, his wife, of Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, executed a certain indenture of Mortgage to Albert LESTER of the same place, which has been duly assigned by said LESTER to James MOORE; said mortgage bears date on the day aforesaid, and was duly recorded in Ontario County Clerks office on the 17th of June 1851, in Book 44 of mortgages, in folio 302; there is claimed to be due upon the same on the date of this notice, the sum of two hundred fourteen dollar and twenty five cents ($214.25); Default has been made in the performance of the condition of said mortgage; the power of sale therein contained has become absolute; no proceeding at law has been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage.

Notice is therefore hereby given, that the premises embraced in said mortgage and there in described as follows: "All that certain tract or parcel of land, situated in the village of Canandaigua, in said county and State, and bounded as follows: being South of the Square and west of Main street, beginning at the north east corner of the lot number 9 in the eastwardly allotment and subdivision of the CLARK farm; thence running southwardly on the line of Main street, thirty nine feet; thence westwardly at right angles and parallel with the north line to the place of beginning, being the same premises conveyed to said Thomas B. HAHN, by Gerry SANGER and wife by a deed recorded in said Clerk's Office in book 88 of deeds, at folio four", will for the purpose of foreclosure of said mortgage, and the collection of the amount due thereon, to be sold at public auction tot he highest bidder at the Court House in the Village of Canandaigua aforesaid, on the 8th day of May next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.   Dated February 11, 1852. James MOORE, Assignee,  E.G. LAPHAM Att'y.

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY               Apr 14, 1852            by: Dianne Thomas

Overseers of Highways in this town (whose names are given below and who have not yet complied with the law in this respect), are commanded by the Commissioners of Highways to hand to the Town Clerk before the 21st of April, the names of the taxable inhabitants in their respective districts.  G. W. BEMIS, Town Clerk, Canandaigua April 12, 1852. 

Dist. No. & Name:

1. Isaac PARRISH; 2. Charles SHEPARD; 3. Belus THOMAS; 4. Charles P. JOHNSON; 5. James LOOMIS; 6. Hiram CASE; 7. Andrew SLEIGHT; 8. Jonathan MACK Jr.; 9. James D. ADAMS; 10. Jonas W. WOLVERTON; 11. John MERRITT; 12. Spencer SUTHERLAND; 13. Francis J. CASTLE; 14. Frederick BUNNELL; 15. Henry HOWE; 16. George HEMENWAY; 17. Valentine BAKER; 18. Ed TIFFANY; 19. Ansel DEBOW; 20. Nathan THAYER; 21. William H. SMITH; 22. Henry HUTCHINS; 23. Calvin PENOYER; 24. Charles HULL; 25. G. L. JOHNSON; 26. Lorenzo H. TILLOTSON; 27. William S. WOODARD; 28. Clement WELLS; 29. William TILTON; 30. John CRANE; 31. Arsino BEBEE; 32. William MARTIN; 33. Nathan WARFIELD; 34. J. E. BOOTH; 35. Alexander CALVIN; 36. Isaac HASKELL; 37. Caleb GAGE; 38. William HASKELL; 39. M. M. MALLORY; 40. I. M. TICHENOR; 41. James TYLER; 42. Hiram JONES; 43. George E. MARTIN; 44. A. D. LAKE; 45. Ruel ROGERS; 46. William PROUTY; 47. Samuel GREENLEAF; 48. Stephen TRICKERY; 49. J. BARNUM; 50. H. TOWNSEND; 51. Holmes E. LUCAS; 52. Edgar HATHAWAY; 53. Lester SPENCER; 54. J. B. BATES; 55. John A. GAUSS; 56. Chauncey CURTISS; 57. William WARFIELD; 58. O. CRITTENDEN; 59. Henry HOWARD; 60. T. L. S. MENTEETH; 61. Elias DURAND; 62. William L. CURTISS; 63. Samuel DUDLEY; 64. Lacy MUNSON.


Map of Ontario County - "It is with pleasure that we inform our renders that a project has been set on foot by Mr. GILLETT of Philadelphia, for a Map of Ontario County, similar to maps of several counties lately published.  All the roads are to be surveyed and the names of the property holders inserted in their places on the roads, making a complete and perfect directory for the whole county.  The work will be published in the Fall, if enough will subscribe to warrant the necessary expenditure of funds.  The county is to be canvassed as soon as may be, and all who feel any interest is a work of this kind will render essential aid by subscribing for a copy". 

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY     Sept 15, 1852   pg 3                    by:  Dianne Thomas

+  Estate of Gabriel ODELL, Deceased - Notice to Creditors - Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of Gabriel ODELL, late of the town of Farmington, deceased, to present the same with vouchers thereof, to Sunderland P. GARDNER, one of the executors, at his residence in Farmington, within 6 months from the date hereof.  By order of the Surrogate of Ontario county.  Sunderland P. GARDNER, Executor, dated this 11th day of August A.D. 1852.


+  Notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having claims against Cornelius PALMER, late of the town of Manchester, Ontario County, farmer, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, one of the Administrators of the estate of the said deceased, at his residence in Are___, Wayne Co., on or before the 18th day of November next.  Daniel SMITH, Administrator, dated this  13th day of May, A.D. 1852


+  Notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having claims against Hiram DELANO, late of the town of Canandaigua, in Ontario county, deceased, that are required to exhibit the same with vouchers there to the subscriber, one of the Administrators of the estate of said deceased, at his residence in the Village of Cheshire, Ontario county, on or before the 1st day of November next.  Samuel B. DELANO, Administrator  dated this 11thd day of August, A.D. 1852


ONTARIO MESSENGER            December 20, 1854            Pg  3                by:  Ron Hanley
DIED  -  In this village, on the 13th inst., Alexander, aged 3 years, 6 months and three days, son of A. McKechnie, Esq., of this village.

Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY      March 29, 1855     Pg 3            by: Dianne Thomas


+ In Canandaigua, March 26th, by Rev. Mr. ALDEN, Mr. William WALLACE to Miss Louisa WOLCOTT.  At the same place and time, Mr. James G. GERVIS to Miss Louisa J. LAMPHERE.


+ In East Bloomfield, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. H. KENDAL, MR. Sidney M. CRAIN of Canandaigua to Miss Lucy M. FRENCH, daughter of Irad FRENCH, Esq., of the former place.


+ In this village on the 27ty instant, by the Rev. A. G. BOWLES, Mr. Obadiah E. BROCKELBANK to Miss Mary E. ELLIS all of Canandaigua. 

+ Mortgage Sale - On the 15th day of September 1813?, Joseph HART and Martha his wife of the town of Manchester, Ontario County, New York, by a Mortgage of that date, Mortgaged to David S. ALDRICH and James GALLUP of Palmyra, NY, certain premises described in the said Mortgage as follows, viz: "All the certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the town of Manchester, aforesaid, being sixty four acres and three fourths of an acres in said township, to be taken form the North end at lot number (cut off)

Republican Times,  Thursday,      April 8, 1858    Pg 2, col 7            by: Dianne Thomas

MARRIED - In the village of Canandaigua on the 4th inst., by the Rev. A. G. LONG, Mr. D. S. AMERMAN? to Miss Mary A. LINES, all of this place.

In Manchester, on the 7th ult., by Elder MOORE, Mr. Samuel PRENTICE of this village, to Miss Emeline WOODRUFF, daughter of Phineas L. WOODRUFF Esq. 


In East Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY on the 28th of March, Mr. William P JUDD, aged 63 years.

In East Bloomfield, on the 28th of March last, Alfred GOOLD in the 74th years of his age. 

In Walworth, Wayne Co., on the 31st of March 1858, at the residence of her son in law, Mary HERENDEEN, widow of Welcome HERENDEEN, late of the town of Farmington in the 87th year of her age. 

ONTARIO REPOSITORY           Thursday       March 21, 1861          Pg 3, col 1             by: Ron Hanley 
MARRIED -  In this village on Sunday evening the 17th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the same, Henry A. Whiting, of Buffalo, to Eliza M. Osborn, of Canandaigua.


Married - Henry A. Whitney of Buffalo to Eliza M. Osborn, at Canandaigua.

 Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY       June 14, 1861            by: Dianne Thomas

In Manchester, Ontario Co., NY, May 16th, 1861, William E. LAPHAM, son of Epaphras and Abigail D. LAPHAM, aged thirty four years.  The deceased was an only child and was the only hope and dependence of his aged parents.  Perhaps there was no person in this community more highly esteemed.  Among his relatives and associates, he was social, kind and obliging; as a citizen, he was intelligent, honest and useful; as a son, he was dutiful, obedient and affectionate; and as a husband, he was pleasant, amiable and lovely.  He was esteemed by all who know him; and while his loss is deeply felt in his family, the community in which he lived, greatly feels this afflicting dispensation of Providence.  He leaves a lonely widow (Lucy E.) and little son (Franklin) to mourn his departure.  (from 1860 census info)

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY      Nov 27,  1861            by: Dianne Thomas

Court of Oyer & Terminer - The November term of the Court of Oyer and Terminer for this County closed on Saturday last.  Cases were disposed of as follows: 

+  Charles DAVIS and William PIKE, indicted for petit larceny, pleaded guilty and were sent to the Work Home for 3 months.  

Simmons VAN SCOY, the horse thief, pleaded guilty to an indictment for grand larceny and was sent to State Prison for the term of 3 years and 5 months.  He was taken to Auburn by Sheriff HILDRETH on Monday.

Hiram MC GEARY, alias Henry L. CURTISS, who with an accomplice, was arrested some months ago for breaking into the house of J. Harvey MASON and Jonas M. WHEELER in this village, and taking therefrom money, watches and other valuable property, was brought to trial on an indictment for burglary and larceny.  The prosecution was very ably and successfully conducted by District Attorney, William H. SMITH, while Jacob FAUROT and Elbridge G. LAPHAM managed the case for the defendant and made determination and persistent efforts to have him acquitted.  Even expedient that a lawyer's cunning could suggest was resorted to by them for the prisoner's benefit, but happily without any other evil effect that the protract the trial and make unnecessary expense to the county.  The jury pronounced him guilty and the Court sentenced him to State Prison for the term of 10 years and 5 months.  He will accordingly go to Auburn this week, though we believe some further efforts are to be made by his counsel to get him out of the clutches of the law.  He is reported to have plenty of money, and as long as he continues to pay well, there will probably be no lack of effort  to relieve him fro the heavy punishment which his great crimes have at last brought upon him.  but he is an old offender, this being his second term in State Prison and the public safety requires he shall be dealt with as the law directs.  It is to be hoped, therefore, that he will be held to serve out the term of his sentence.

We are informed that the Grand Jury reported some 25 bills for a variety of offences.  There are several cases of felony to be tired at the Sessions next week.  The rogues are evidently having some hard experiences.

The case of the The People vs William WOODWORTH, which was removed to the Oyer and Terminer by Judge SMITH, has now been sent back by him to the Sessions, and will probably be tried on Tuesday next.  As order was entered at the Oyer and Terminer, by which the ball in his case was entreated and directed to be prosecuted unless he shall appear for trial at the Sessions as required.

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wednesday    February 19, 1862            by: Dianne Thomas

FRIDAY - February 2nd - The claim of Dr. COOK was read by the Chairman, asking the payment of $37.72, for the support of Mrs. MORT, at the Asylum.  Mr. METCALF read a letter from a daughter of Mrs. MORT, who is now at the South, getting a salary of 900.00 per year.  She expressed great sorrow for her mother.  But said it was impossible for her to give any relief, as she could get no money except rebel scrip, which to us was useless.  She requested her sister to talk with Dr. COOK and others and try and make arrangements for her to stay at the Asylum till after the war, when she would pay the "uttermost farthing".  It was the opinion of the Board that Dr. COOK should be paid and that she be continued at the Asylum; for if removed to the County House, there would be no chance for her recovery.  Mr. BRUNSON introduced a resolution to the effect that Dr. COOK'S bill be paid, and that Mrs. MORT be continued at the Asylum six months from the 26th of November last, if necessary.  

Marriage -  In Fredonia, Feb 4, 1862, by the Rev. Dr. E. S. WRIGHT, Mr. Isaac B. SMITH of Canandaigua to Miss Rebecca S. AVERY, of the former place.  

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wednesday    March 5, 1862            by: Dianne Thomas

Death - In Bristol on the 2nd instant, Mr. Constant SIMMONS, aged 81 years.  The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of the town in which he lived.  He was a native of Massachusetts but came to Ontario county at an early day, when about eighteen years of age, and settled on the farm which he owned and occupied at his time of death.

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wednesday    March 5, 1862            by: Dianne Thomas

Drunkenness and Death - N. J. MILLIKEN, Esq. - Presuming you will be anxious to hear the particulars of the tragic death of Robert FURMAN who was found dead on the shore of Canandaigua lake on Wednesday last, I sent them.  On Monday evening the deceased was seen by two men in a boat on the lake.  One of them, Mr. David FLETCHER, urged his companion to go ashore and take FURMAN in, alleging that he would perish before morning.  The other refused, saying he was so drunk, eh would drown them all.  Nothing more was seen of him until the Wednesday following, when a son of Mr. Asa HOLCOMB found him a corpse.  A coroner's inquest was held, which however was a mere farce, as it failed entirely to reveal the cause of the man's death.  It only proved that his associates did not know that he was intoxicated, whereas, it should have show that he was murdered indirectly by the legal guardians of the public, who have long aided and abetted the rum traffic through the instrumentality of a fiend in human form, who invites him from his home to partake of "something better", which is kept by the barrel for the accommodation of the neighborhood, in violation of law.  Professors of Patriotism, Morality and Religion, who have aided in elevating to office men whose influence is in favor of the rum traffic are yon (cut off)

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wednesday    April 2, 1862            by: Dianne Thomas

A Dead Body Found.   Quite an excitement was raised in this village on Sunday last, occasioned by a report that a man was drowned in the cistern belonging to the Medical College.  the facts as near as we can learn them are as follows:  At or about the close of last term at the college, a subject was procured from Albany to experiment on just before the closing.  Some one of the students, it is supposed, wanted to be smart, or had a little grudge against the principal, entered the building on the night previous to the day when the body was to be dissected, and stole it; and not a thing has been hear of the whereabouts of the subject until it was found (cut off)

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday    August 27,  1862       by: Dianne Thomas

+  Fatal Steamboat Accident - The Geneva Courier of last week, says Mr. Harden PARTRIDGE of that village, went on board the steamer P.H. Field, with some friends from Dresden on Tuesday afternoon, and while on the way to that place, got to chasing each other about the boat.  PARTRIDGE being followed closely by some of the Dresden boys (who it is said were rather under the weather from drinking bad liquor), attempted to get away from them by running through a crank room of the boat, when he was struck across the back of the neck with the crank and killed instantly.  He was left by the Field, at Dresden (cut off)

+  Notice to Creditors.  PURSUANT to an order of Elihu M. MORSE, Surrogate of the county of Ontario, and according to the Statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Chester COLEMAN, late of Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to Augustus G. COLEMAN, one of the subscribers, administrators of the goods, chattels and estate of the said deceased, at the office of the said A. G. COLEMAN in Canandaigua, aforesaid, on or before the 27th day of February, 1863.  Dated August 26, 1862, William ANTIS, Augustus G. COLEMAN, Administrators

+  ----- were destroyed with the burning.  Mr. TRACY'S loss is estimated at $2650, insured to the amount of $1675.  The MC KECHKNIE'S lost about $300 and has no insurance.  Mr. MUNGER did not consider his building worth much and probably the increased value of the lot on which it stood, will more than cover the loss involved in its destruction.  Mr. MUNSON'S lost was about $800 - no insurance.  This fire was evidently the work of an incendiary.  

On Friday, another fire occurred by which a barn on Mechanic street, belonging to the WILLSON estate, was consumed, together with a quantity of hay and grain owned by Mr. Elihu MORSE.  The fire was discovered and the alarm given about 4 o'clock in the afternoon.  It is said that some boys have been smoking in the barn, and the fair presumption is that the fire resulted from their carelessness.

About 10 o'clock on Monday evening last, the cry of fire again aroused our citizens from their repose.  A barn on Saltonstall street near the new outlet, which belonged to John J. HANNA, has been fired by an incendiary and was speedily reduced to ashes.  fire had also been applied to a small dwelling house on the same premises, but fortunately, did not make much progress before it was discovered and extinguished.  The value of the property destroyed, was but trifling.

Sometime during the same night, an unsuccessful effort was made to burn John LAMPORT'S Iron Foundry on Clark street.  when the room in which the wood-work for plows is made, was entered in the morning, a pole of shavings was found, upon the top of which an old linen coat had been thrown and fire set to that.  A hole of the size of a dinner plate had been burned through the coat, but for some unaccountable reason, the shavings failed to ignite and the villainous purpose of the incendiary was thwarted.  

These repeated acts of incendiaryism should stimulate our detective officers to the exercise of increased vigilance.  Such offences should not be permitted to go unnoticed.  We trust effective measures will be taken to discover who the offenders are and to ensure their adequate punishment for the crimes they have committed.  There can be no safety for anybody as long as such villains are permitted to run at large, and it behooves everyone to keep sharp watch over his premises if he has anything about him in which fire may be communicated.  

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday    September 17,  1862       by:  Dianne Thomas

Barn Burning - The barn and other out buildings of the old Central Hotel in this village, which was destroyed a year or two since, were discovered to be in flames about eight o'clock on Friday evening last, and were soon reduced to ashes.  The contents, except a small quantity of hay, were saved.  Loss about $500 - uninsured.  The fire was undoubtedly the work of one of the gang of incendiaries with which our village is infested.

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday    October 15,  1862       by:  Dianne Thomas

+  Notice to Creditors- Pursuant to an order of Elihu N. MORSE, Surrogate of the County of Ontario, and according to the statue in such case made and provided, notice is hereby give to all persons having claims against William POWELL, late of Gorham, Ontario County, NY, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with all the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, the administrator of the goods, chattels and estate of the said deceased, at his home in Gorham, aforesaid, on or before the 23rd day of April 1863.  Dated October 13, 1862  JOSEPH WOODWARD, Administrator


+  Supreme Court - County of Ontario

Lorenzo C. SMITH and Harriet SMITH, his wife, William PURCHASE and Lucretia PURCHASE, his wife - Plaintiff

Margaret ROE, Stephen ROE and Betsey ROE, his wife, Ann BARNEY, James BUNKER and Julia BUNKER, his wife, Lyman ROE, Robert BIDWELL and Betsey BIDWELL, his wife, Amelia ROE, Cordelia ROE, Mary Jane ROE, Alice ROE, Alpheus ROE, William H. ROE and Emma A. ROE, Defendants.

To the above named defendants: You are hereby Summoned to answer the complaint of Lorenzo C. SMITH and Harriet SMITH, his wife, William PURCHASE and Lucretia PURCHASE, his wife, plaintiffs, which was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Ontario County, NY, October 15, 1862, and to serve a copy of your answer on the subscriber, at Canandaigua Ontario Court and State of New York, within 20 days after the service of the Summons, exclusive of the day of service or the plaintiffs will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the complaint.  JOHN CALLISTER, Plaintiff's attorney, October 15, 1862.

ONTARIO REPUBLICAN TIMES CANANDAIGUA  Wednesday December 31, 1862  Pg 3, col 1  by:  Ron Hanley
 A TRUE PATRON -  We have lately been subjected to a new and most agreeable experience. It was like this:  A subscriber called at this office the other day to make his annual payment for the Times. An examination of our books showed, however, that the time for which he had already paid would not expire until about the middle of January, and we so informed him.
But that did not cause him to defer payment, and what is yet more remarkable is the fact that in view of the late enormous advance in the price of printing paper and the consequent seeming impossibility of sustaining a newspaper at the old prices, he declared his purpose to pat two dollars for the coming year, instead of twelve shillings. And this he proceeded to do; insisting that it was no more than right, and no more than was obviously necessary for every one to do in order to save the publisher from loss under existing circumstances.
He was not far from wrong in his conclusion, and his generous action was in not less striking than agreeable contrast with that class
of patrons who however much they may be in arrears expect to pay, if at all, only the advance price. He is a patron in the truest sense of the term. We know he dislike to have us mention his name in connection with the transaction referred to, but nevertheless we can not deny ourselves the pleasure of doing so. It is Charles Jeffrey. If there were more such men, the world would be a better place.

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