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Palmyra Register, Palmyra,
Ontario Co., NY
November 26, 1817
By virtue of a writ of Fi.Fa: issued out of the court of common pleas for the county of Ontario, I have seized and taken the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Leander SMITH, together with land, lying in the town of Williamson, bounded south by the Ridge road, west, east and north by Daniel POPINO's land.
Said land was deeded by Nathan WILLIAMS and Jacob W. HALLET, Esq. to said SMITH, reference being had to said deed for a more particular description of the lot and containing one acre more or less, all of which I shall expose for sale, at Public Venue on the 14th day of January next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at H. N. Warrens Inn in Palmyra.
Dated 27th November, 1817
N. ALLEN Sheriff
A. R. SWIFT Deputy
By virtue of a writ of Fi.Fa: issued out of the court of common pleas for the county of Ontario, I have seized and taken the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Joel CRANE, together with about 100 acres of land, lying in the town of Williamson, bounded north by Reuben ADAMS Jr. west by William SHERMAN and Seth CURTIS, south by Grangers and east by Seth CURTIS and David SHERMAN's land, all of which I shall expose for sale at Public Vendue on the 14th day of January next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at H. N. Warrens Inn in the village of Palmyra.
Dated 27th November, 1817
N. ALLEN Sheriff
A. R. SWIFT Deputy
in Perinton, by the Rev. J. IRONS
Robert R. BLACKMAN to Phebe BATEMAN
Giles H. HOLDEN to Susannah BENNETT
Russell HARRIS to Rosannah BOSWORTH
by Cyrus Packard, Esq.
Zachariah JOHNSON to Hannah JOY
Fayette LAPHAM to Lucy NAMEDELL (?)
by Elisha Slocum, Esq.
Richard POWEL to Ruth STAPLES
Jesse LAKE to Lavina COOK
George ALDRICH to Polly PATTEN
Jacob HOWE to Candes ADAMS
Matthew ARMSTRONG to Sally SHERMAN
Evens W. DODGE to Lavina KNAP
In Ontario on the 24th blt.
John EDMONS to Lucy STODARD
Rochester Daily Democrat, Rochester, Monroe Co, New York Saturday, January 29, 1842 by: GSubyak@aol.com
In Manchester, on the 19th instant, after a lingering illness of several years, David SHORT, aged 37.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY, Tue Dec. 29, 1846 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Death - At Manchester, on the 10(?) th inst., Clarissa C. MOORE, wife of John A. MOORE, aged 25 years.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY June 15, 1848 by: GSubyak@aol.com
DEATHS - In Manchester, on the 21st inst., Clinton, younger son of Dr. Allen M. WHEELER, aged 6 years and 8 months.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Aug 24, 1848 by: GSubyak@aol.com
In Canandaigua, on the 1st inst., by Rev. L. WHITNEY, Mr. Isaac THATCHER, of Manchester, to Miss Angeline VAN BUREN, of the former place.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Sept 13, 1849 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Yesterday morning Mr. WELLS, a merchant of Port Gibson, Wayne Co., found upon going to his pasture that an old mare was left in place of a fine four year old colt, which he had turned into the same place the night before. Not believing in the proverb that says "exchange is no robbery," he started two men in pursuit of the thief, who traced him to this city, and found the horse which had just been sold to Mr. BROWNING for $75.00. The thief, who gave his name as Norman R. MYERS, shortly afterwards came up and returned Mr. BROWNING his money and started, but constable VAN SLACK being in town, got on his track and ran him down. He is now in the watch-house, and will probably be sent to Wayne county for trial.
Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday September 17, 1862 by: Dianne Thomas
Fire at Shortsville - A very destructive fire occurred at Shortsville on Tuesday night last. It originated in a small cooper's shop near the railroad and from that spread rapidly to other buildings. The extensive distillery of Messrs. WARNER and BEERS, the railroad depot, freight house and several adjacent structures were speedily reduced to ashes. The loss is heavy, being estimated at from $20,000 to $30,000. We have not learned whether it was covered by insurance or not.
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, February 17, 1864 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
The End of a Desperate Man - In the month of April 1860, one Isaac C. HORTON, was arrested by officer David V. BENHAM of Manchester, and committed to the jail in this place, then under the management of Sheriff HILDRETH, for the crime of stealing poultry from the premises of Mr. BOOTH and others. After his incarceration in our jail, it was ascertained that he had been convicted in Batavia, Genesee County, under an indictment for petit larceny in stealing sheep, and sentenced to the Monroe County Penitentiary for about 6 months. The last crime being petit larceny in second offence, placed the prisoner on the road to State Prison, a fact of which he was fully aware, and it therefore nerved him to desperate means to effect his escape. On the 22nd of May, 1860, he succeeded in accomplishing his purpose, by sawing off one of the iron bars to an upper window in the jail, and by reducing himself to very small proportions, managed to crawl or shove his body through a very small space, and thereby escaped the punishment that awaited him.
Sheriff HILDRETH caused hand bills to be issued, offering a liberal reward for his apprehension, where he might be found, but all in vain; the fish, mutton and poultry peddler had flown to parts unknown, and the chase had to be given up.
Last week, Mr. HILDRETH received a letter from a gentleman in Forrester, Ogle County, Ill, dated Feb 2nd, stating that Isaac C. HORTON, in company with another desperado, came to that place from Paw Paw Grove, Ill, about a year ago; that HORTON was engaged in gambling, passing counterfeit money, trading and as many think, stealing horses. He ran away from Forrester last October and left the business (cut off)
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, May 31, 1865 by: Dianne Thomas
DIED - DEWEY - At her residence in Manchester, on the 18th instant, in the 86th year of her age, Mrs. Anna, consort of Jedediah DEWEY, Esq., whom she survived by 6 years. Mrs. D. and her husband were pioneers in the settlement of this town; removing from Connecticut to their home here in 1799, they grappled with the difficulties and embarrassments incident to agricultural pursuits of that early period. Mrs. D., became the mother of 9 children, 6 of whom remain to mourn her loss. she made a public profession of religion about 60 years ago and united with the Baptist Church in this town, adorning her religion by a constant and earnest devotion. For many years previous to her death, she had retired from the stern duties and activities of life, but retained in a good degree, the exercise of her mental facilities till near her end. Speaking of "hope as the anchor of her soul, sure and steadfast," and expatiating on her heavenly home in the language of the immortal Watts: "O glorious hour! O blest abode! I shall be near, and like my God; And flesh and sin no more control The sacred pleasures of the soul."
The sorrowing friends mourn the loss of an affectionate mother and earnest Christian. Her end was peace and "the memory of the just is blessed."
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, Oct 22, 1873 by: Dianne Thomas
SMITH - FOLWER - On the 21st instant by Rev. Ira BENNETT, Mr. Franklin SMITH and Miss Eva Frances FOWLER, all of Manchester. [ancestor to Dianne Thomas :) ]
WOLVER - FAUROT -- October 9th, 1873, by Rev. C. C. THORNE, Mr. David V. WOLVEN, of Shortsville, NY and Miss E. Augusta FAUROT, of Manchester, NY
Ontario Co. Times, Wed, Dec 12, 1877 by: Dianne Thomas
Mr. William CANFIELD was found dead in his bed yesterday morning. Hemorrhage was the immediate cause of death. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church this afternoon, and were ably conducted by the Rev. Mr. BENNETT. His body was interred in our cemetery. This death is a sad and impressive lesson to our community. (*poss. the son of Benjamin, aged abt 28y & married when he died; need more info)
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed. Jan 23, 1878 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. A. M. CONVERSE has just returned from a prospecting trip in western Michigan. He reports himself well pleased with the soil and climate and says he is negotiating a trade for land in Oceana county, where he will go as soon as it is completed.
+ Billy MC CARTHY has returned from Maryland and seems well pleased with his trip.
+ Fletcher KIPP and wife start tomorrow evening on the 6:12 train. They will visit in Detroit and Chicago on their way.
+ We understand that Mr. HARRINGTON of the Manchester Hotel, has taken out a license to sell liquor in Geneva. If this be true, and we have it from a good source, it is a sad commentary on the gentleman's mortality.
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