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Rochester Telegraph, Rochester, NY Tue Dec. 30, 1823 by: GSubyak@aol.com
DIED - In Farmington, on the 15th inst. of a typhus fever, Moses ALDRICH, aged 1_ years, son of Dr. S. ALDRICH, in a lively hope _ a blessed immortality. May his ___ friends experience the reality of the p__ language -- "He mourns the dead who lives as they desire." - Com.
Daily Democrat, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Mon Sept 21, 1835 by: GSubyak@aol.com
On the 12th inst. by the same, Mr. Calvin POWERS to Miss Maria Emeline CORY, both of Farmington.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Jan. 3, 1848 by: GSubyak@aol.com
In Farmington on the 23d inst., of consumption, Leander DAVIS, aged 4? Years.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Feb. 15, 1848 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Marriage - In Farmington, on the 3d inst. Mr. John J. COLVIN, to Miss Sarah ADAMS, both of Macedon.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Monday, Sept 3, 1849 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SUICIDE -Mrs. NICHOLS, wife of Jacob NICHOLS, of Farmington, committed suicide by hanging herself with a handkerchief from a rafter in the garret of the house, on Wednesday last. The poor woman was laboring under a religious monomania, and left open the Bible at the XIII chapter of Luke, marking the last verse with a pin. Her husband was absent at the time -- Wayne Sentinel.
Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Sept 15, 1852 pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
Mortgage Sale - On the 22nd March, 1843, James THOMAS and Catharine, his wife, executed and delivered to Amaziah P. DOLBEER, a mortgage of the following described premises: All the right, title and interest of the said James and Catharine THOMAS of, in and to all that tract or parcel of land situated in the town of Farmington, county of Ontario, being part lf lot #12, in the 4th range of townships and being the farm which Richard THOMAS, the father of said James, formerly occupied, and of which he died seized, containing 107 acres of land. Said mortgage has been duly assigned and is now owned by John THOMAS. The same was recorded in Ontario County Clerk's office on the 27th of March, 1843, in Liber 29, of mortgages, page 413. There is now due upon said mortgage the sum of $181.86.
Default having been made in the payment thereof, no proceedings at law have been commenced for the collection of the same or any part thereof, by virtue of the power of sale in said mortgage, and in order to foreclose the same, the premises aforesaid will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, at the Court House in Canandaigua in said county on the fourth day of December next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Dated Sept. 8, 1832. John THOMAS, Assignee.
ONTARIO REPUBLICAN TIMES Thurs,
June 18, 1857 Pg
by: Ron Hanley
a respectable citizen of Farmington, was drowned on Friday last week in
attempting to ford Mud Creek with a pair of horses attached to a democrat wagon
near the residence of John Lapham Esq.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, May 17, 1865 by: Dianne Thomas
BRADBURY - In Farmington, on May 2, 1865, Thomas U. BRADBURY, is no more, yet when we visit his late home, where he was wont to extend such heartfelt and bountiful hospitality, we are sadly reminded that indeed he is gone. He had rare and excellent business qualifications. He seemed to comprehend by intuition the business transactions of life, and with a versatility of talent which few men possess, could successfully carry on at the same time varied and extensive pursuits. It was in the social relations of life that we knew him best. With remarkable conversational powers and a fund of humor, hopeful and looking upon the bright side of life, he rendered himself endeared to his friends, and the better they knew him the more they loved him. He was the kind patron and advisor of young men struggling with adversity, always ready to lend them a helping hand, and by this class many a tear will be shed as they remember his many acts of kindness and his earnest solicitude for their prosperity and success. A kind husband and generous friend, peacefully and quietly, like one falling asleep, had passed to his final test.
Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY Sat May 4, 1867 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MARRIED - In the Presbyterian Church in Pittsford, by the Rev. H. M. MOREY, Mr. Smith G. KETCHUM, of Farmington, N. Y., and Mrs. Emily H. NORTON, of Pittsford, N. Y.
Rochester Daily Democrat, Rochester, NY Dec 23, 1869 by: Dick Halsey
Copied from the Palmyra Courier
Lapham of Macedon.
Ira Lapham was born in 1778, at North Adams, Mass. His father's name was Abraham Lapham, and his mother's maiden name Esther Aldrich, a sister to Brice Aldrich, who came into this country about the same time. His grandfather's name, on his father's side, was Joshua Lapham, and on his mother's side Peter Aldrich. His predecessors were of Scotch, Welch and English decent, immigrating to this country about the first of the seventeenth century.
So far as
he now remembers, his ancestors were members of the Society of Friends. When he
was thirteen years old his father removed with his family from North Adams in
company with several others to this part of the country. They crossed the river
at Troy, which was then a small, insignificant village, taking nearly a direct
route through the forest to about four miles of where Utica now stands and
stopped at Nathan Smith's, formerly of North Adams.
Not a house then stood where the beautiful and thriving city of Utica now
stands. They stopped at Smith's to rest a little
and while there they baked up a quantity of bread and prepared meats, &c.,
for the further journey into the then deep wilderness.
Ira, then but thirteen years old, footed it all the way from North Adams to this point, driving sheep and cattle behind Henry Wilbur's team, it being in mid-winter. At this point his father insisted on his riding the rest of the way, which was reluctantly acceded to. They passed through the country where Auburn now stands, and where there was not a single house, if his memory serves him right crossing Cayuga lake on the ice near where the "old bridge" stood so long.
followed the trail which afterwards became the great "turnpike," until
they reached Canandaigua, where there was then just
one stone house owned by old Gen. Chapen. His father purchased about one thousand acres of land in this section (Farmington) at 18 pence per acre. Their first "stopping place" was about four miles north of Canandaigua. For the first two nights they had no protection but their blankets. During that time they threw up a shelter of round logs, covering it with brush. They then built a house by splitting basswood logs and set them up edgeways, dovetailing the ends together and putting poles across the top and over them
spreading elm bark. Immediately the forest resounded with their axes, and Ira, then in his fourteenth year, having a small axe of his own, commenced clearing the land. He was properly the only "pioneer" of his father's children, the others who were then born being younger than himself, and following him in age as the names show, David, Daniel, Lydia, Stephen and John - the last two years old. Those born after they came into the country and among the first births were Esther and Wm. Savory. Lydia afterwards
married Johnathan Ramsdell, a well-known minister of the Society of Friends, both deceased, and Esther, who is deceased, Thomas Hance, who is still living with son, Abram Hance, at Macedon Centre. The first birth in this section of the country was Jacob Gannet.
Among those who came into this settlement about the same time or followed soon after, were Nathan Comstock, Nathan Aldrich, John Macomber, Jeremiah Smith, Joshua Herendeen, Jacob, Joseph and Jeremiah Smith, Israel Delnoe, Nathan and Welcome Herendeen and Henry Wilbur - all Friends, with but one or two exceptions. One company followed just one day behind, the
remark of one of them being, "We'll follow just one day, and when they build the fires in the morning we'll have them at night;" probably well thought of, as a bed of coals came very acceptable then. Little do we know of the hardships that those old settlers endured, and the trying times they passed through to bring up their families. - Could their children and their children's children, who are now thickly scattered through this part of the country, but pass through but a year or two of their trying times, they, might the more fully realize the comforts and blessings they now enjoy.
Many a property that was then earned by patient hard work has since then squandered foolishly away. They did not know how it had come. They thought there was no bottom, to the purse. When, lo! it vanished like the mist before the rising sun. Will not some of our "Grecian benders" or "fast" young men take the warning? More anon. [Palmyra Courier, Dec. 3].
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