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Vital Records Extracted from the Yates County Chronicle

Editor: Stafford C. Cleveland

September - December 1873

4 September 1873

Died in Barrington on the morning of the 21st inst., of cholera morbus, Mr. Lodowick Disbrow, aged eighty-four years. He was a native of Carmel, Putnam county, where he grew up to manhood. Soon after he came of age he left his early home without means and with his scanty wardrobe packed in an old style knapsack and slung upon his back, made his way to the lake country, then comparatively a wilderness, and brought up in Wayne, Steuben county, in what was afterwards called Barrington., where a few families from his native town had made a settlement, which was called for many years Sunderlin Hollow, near where the Crystal Spring now sends up its healing water. Here he worked for the settlers, his old neighbors, making his home with the late Mr. John Wright, paying for his board when not employed working for others. This was in 1812, and he became almost determined to leave the wilderness, and go back to the place of his birth, and with this idea in mind he went to the house of Mr. Daniel Sunderlin Sr., and told them his feelings on the subject. They spoke discouragingly, and finally he told one of the daughters if she would marry him, so he would have a home of his own, he would stay. After a little, she consented….The lady was Miss Elizabeth Sunderlin, who was two years his senior….They commenced on the farm now occupied by Mr. H.N. Townsend….He and his wife were the parents of six children, four sons and two daughters who grew up to maturity and married, one of each are now dead. The wife of his youth died in 1862….He [then] married Mrs. Stanton, widow of the late Mr. Julius Stanton, Sen., with whom and an adopted daughter of hers he spent the last few years of his life….—Dundee Record


  • August 30th, 1873, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Tonawanda, Pa., by Rev. Otis L. Gibson, Mr. Austin S. Kinner, son of A.A. Kinner of Athens Pa., and Miss Ruth C. Wagener, youngest daughter of Henry N. Wagener of Penn Yan

Mrs. Polly Arnold, wife of Capt. Elijah Arnold of Naples, died on the 21st ult. at the age of 81 years.

Louis S. Price,  a planing mill proprietor at Addison, was instantly killed Saturday morning by the bursting of an emory wheel upon which he was working, a fragment striking him on the forehead.

Died at his home in Milo, on Friday August 29, 1873, Jeremiah Sprague, at the age of sixty-four years. Mr. Sprague we understand was a native of this county, his father being an early settler. In his boyhood he learned the tailor’s trade and followed that business many years at Milo Center. …He leaves one son, Mr. James Sprague, his only offspring….

Died in Milo on the 22d inst., of fever, Mr. William Davids, aged 33 years. …He leaves a widow and one child….—Dundee Record

Died in Rockstream, Tuesday, Aug. 26th, Martha Maria, wife of Adna Ayres, aged 65 years, 11 months and 18 days. Mrs. Ayres’ maiden name was Thompson. She was born in Middlebury, New Haven Co., Ct., Sept. 8th, 1817….Mr. and Mrs. Ayres have resided at Rockstream nearly thirty-two years.—Havana Enterprise

11 September 1873


  • On Tuesday evening, 2d inst., by Rev. S.S. Hughson, assisted by Rev. J. Patchin at the home of the bride’s mother, Will. T. Case and Frankie L. Smith, all of West Bloomfield.
  • At the residence of the late Lindsey Warfield in Potter, Sept. 3d, 1873, by Rev. N.N. Beers of Benton Center, Frank A. Randall of Penn Yan to Miss Ada R. Warfield of the former place.
  • In Penn Yan, Sept. 4th, 1873, by Rev. G.M. Peters, Leander J. Sprague and Lillie A. Shannon, both of Penn Yan.


  • In Bradford, Steuben county, Aug. 26th, Mrs. Ruth Ann Atwill, wife of Rev. Wm. Atwill, rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Bradford, aged 57 years.

Ellen Hazard died at her son’s residence in the town of Reading of quick consumption, Aug. 21, 1873, in the 67th year of her age. She was born in Orange county, 1809. At an early age she removed with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Sinsapaugh, to Dundee, (then called Harpending’s Corners), where at the age of seventeen she was married to James P. Hazard. She lived with him six years, and then went to Mansfield, Pa., where she experienced religion in 1840 under the labors of Brs. O. Strowbridge and E.H. Cranmer. Some time after, she with her son Jonathan, then a young man eighteen years of age, came back and settled at Reading Center…. J. W. B.           Reading, Sept. 2, 1872 [sic]

We copy the above from the Dundee Record. The deceased lady mentioned in the above notice, through her son as a claimant of James P. Hazard’s estate, has been for some time a party of conspicuous interest before the Yates County Courts. The question involved was the validity of her marriage, which was denied by the other claimants of the property.

About a month ago in the town of Gorham, Ontario county, a man named Sigel was found shot dead with a gun by his side; and the Coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide. Subsequently it was found that Sigel had lived unhappily with his wife; and certain suspicious circumstances coming to light, the body was disinterred and a second inquest held at Canandaigua—resulting in the detention of Mrs. Sigel on a charge of murder.

The funeral of Jeremiah S. Jillett took place yesterday afternoon. The stores were closed and there was a large attendance.

Married in Prattsburgh, Thursday Sept. 4, 1873, by Rev. William Wardell, Mr. L.D. Caples and Miss Mary E. Paris, all of Branchport.

Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Amy Van Scoy at Italy Hill, Aug. 18, 1873, Mrs. Experience Barnes, widow of Elizur Barnes, at the age of 91 years and 10 days….[She was a daughter of Nathaniel Ingraham,] born at New Milford, Connecticut, August 8, 1782….

Our well-known fellow-citizen, Jeremiah S. Jillett, came to his death very suddenly on Bluff Point on Monday afternoon. …[He] was born Sept. 10, 1821, and consequently would have been fifty-two years old had he lived two days longer….His grandfather, Jeremiah Jillett, settled in Benton in 1798, and bought of Melchoir Wagener the mill property on the south side of the outlet in Penn Yan in 1812. He built a new saw mill on that site, and died in 1845, aged eighty-two years. His family consisted of twelve children and his third son, Samuel, subsequently became the owner of the mill property, and sold it finally to his brother Edwin and his son Jeremiah S., the subject of this notice. Samuel Jillett married Maria, daughter of Richard Henderson and had two sons, Jeremiah S. and Richard. Jeremiah S. Jillett married Flora, daughter of Dr. Henry Spence, and they are the parents of two sons, Henry and Edwin….

The Editor of the Dundee Record gave last week an extended obituary notice of Elder David Millard, a Christian minister who died at Jackson, Michigan August 16, 1873, at the age of nearly seventy-nine years….About 1835 he preached one year at Dundee, Eddytown and Rock Stream. He preached in this county as early as 1819….

18 September 1873


  • At South Pulteney, Sept. 7, 1873, by Rev. H.D. Doolittle, John V. Masten of Penn Yan to Miss Hattie E. Babcock of Branchport.


  • In Torrey, Sept. 5th, Ann Elizabeth Thompson, wife of the late John Thompson, in the 67th year of her age.

Mrs. John Hulse, residing near Bellona in the town of Seneca, died on the 4th inst., in the 32d year of her age. She was an active and beloved member of the Methodist Church and Sabbath School at Bellona, and her loss is much deplored.

25 September 1873

Died in North Shade, Gratiot county, Michigan, August 13th, 1873, Mr. Asa B. Bigelow, formerly of Tyrone, in the 67th year of his age. He was a brother of James Bigelow….born in Fort Ann, Washington county, and when a child came to what is now Tompkins county, near Ithaca. In 1812 he came with his parents to what was then Wayne, now Tyrone, where he grew to manhood and married Miss Laura Tompkins of Wayne. He and his wife were the parents of five children, three of whom survive him, two sons and a daughter, who is the wife of Mr. Joel M. Jordan of this village. He resided in Wayne or Tyrone till 1800 [sic], when he disposed of his property and removed to Michigan. He was generally known here as Barney Bigelow….—Dundee Record

2 October 1873

9 October 1873

The Naples Record announces the death of Stephen Underwood of Middlesex, Sept. 29th….

Selah Squires, father of Theodore Squires, merchant at North Hector, died at that place Sept. 27, aged ninety-three years. He had been many years a resident of Farmer village, Seneca county, and was buried at that place with Masonic honors.

Adam O. Campbell, a prominent citizen, merchant and banker of Havana, and for thirty seven years a resident of that place, died October 1st at the age of fifty-eight years.

Capt. Alexander Claubarty, another noted citizen of Havana, died recently at the age of seventy-two.

Died at his home in Benton on Sunday, October 5, 1873, Garret Cronk, at the age of eighty years and six months. He had lived in West Benton, on the same place at what is known as Cronk’s Corners, fifty-two years. He moved to Benton from Columbia [County]….His wife, who survives him, is a sister of Mr. William Rector of Benton….They had several children, none of whom survive, and but four grandchildren remain with the living.

Married by the Rev. J.P. Brownell, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. John Smallwood of Ripley, Chautauqua county, August 28, 1873, George K. Powell of Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Miss Lorette Smallwood of Ripley. George…is a son of James Powell of this village.

Mr. John Prendergast died after a brief illness…at A.T. Halbert’s hotel in this village [Rushville], Saturday, Sept. 27, 1873, aged 67 years. [He] was born near Dublin, Ireland, in 1806, and came to this village in 1835. In 1838 he married Miss Naomi Wisewell, sister of John L.C. and Henry Wisewell of this place….

16 October 1873

Benjamin Heartwell, eighty-six years old, died in the town of Geneva, on the –th inst. He had resided there since 1816, emigrating from Vermont.

Died  near this village on the 12th ult., of old age, Mr. Charles Hays, aged 93 years. He was a native of Essex county, New Jersey.[His nephew was David F. Hays. He] has lived with his son-in-law, Mr. J.C. Osterhout a number of years….—Dundee Record

23 October 1873


  • In Bellona, on the 2d inst., Jessie, wife of Henry B—(formerly of England), in her 78th year.

Married at the home of the bride, Oct. 15th, 1873, by Rev. M.S. L--, Mr. Charles H.– and Miss J— Briggs, daughter of Hon. William S. Briggs.

Died in Barrington on Sunday, October 19, 1873, Job Babcock, at the age of ninety years, seven months and six days. Mr. Babcock was a native of Columbia county, and had been a resident of this county almost sixty years. He built a public house on the Bath road in Milo in 1829, and kept it many years….His wife died five years ago about eighty years of age. They were not the parents of any children. He was an uncle of Mr. Job L. Babcock of Milo….

30 October 1873

Col. Jared T. Benton, formerly a resident of Pulteney and well known in this locality, died in Auburn on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the age of sixty-eight years. …His wife Lucy Ann, who survives him, is a sister of S.S. Ball of this village….

William G. Lapham, superintendent of the Middle Division of the New York Central Railroad, died at Syracuse last Saturday (Oct. 25th) at the age of fifty-seven years. Mr. Lapham was a native of Farmington, Ontario county….He leaves a wife, a son and three daughters.

Died in Canandaigua on the 22d inst., Helen Gertrude, daughter of A.C. and Mary M. Herbert, and sister of the wife of the editor of this paper, in the twenty-second year of her age.—Express

On Thursday of last week Wm. Hause, Esq., by virtue of his authority as Justice of the Peace, united in the bonds of matrimony Daniel Bolt of Orange, aged 77, and Mrs. Polly Dean of Dix, aged 72….—Watkins Express

Died in Starkey the 14th inst., Mrs. Sarah J. Losey, wife of Mr. Henry Losey, of dropsy, aged 38 years, leaving a husband and three children….She was born in New Jersey, but came here when a babe. Her maiden name was Putman. She married Mr. Losey in March, 1858, and has lived on the same farm up to her demise….—Dundee Record

Probably the most venerable couple ever married in Seneca county, were united in the silken bonds on Wednesday evening last, in our village. We refer to Judge James DeMott and Mrs. Rachel Covert, widow of the late Dr. Covert. The groom in his 88th year and the bride is nearly 77….—Ovid Independent

6 November 1873

Mr. S.S. Bainbridge, a son of Rev. B.M. Bainbridge, formerly of this village, was married last week at Scranton, Pa.The bride, Miss Addie C. Steele, is a niece of Dr. George W. Pratt, editor of the Corning Journal. The officiating clergyman was Rev. William F. Bainbridge of Providence, R.I., a brother of the bridegroom. The wedding is described by the papers as a decidedly festive affair.

Another sad event occurred last Sunday evening to swell the record of the drowned in Lake Keuka. John Fawcett, a laborer in care of the Gregg Vineyard at the end of Bluff Point, took a skiff to convey a Miss Bailey to the Pulteney shore. The young woman had been there to visit a sister who was engaged in packing grapes at the Gregg vineyard, and desired to return home on the Pulteney side….Their attempt to cross the Lake was made at a most unpropitious time. A violent north wind was blowing….Mr. Fawcett was a man nearly fifty years old and leaves a wife and three children….

Married Oct. 10, 1873, by Rev. C.J. Bradbury, Mr. John Collins of Rochester and Miss Sarah M. Clatworthy of this place.—Democrat

13 November 1873

Charles Risdon departed this life at the residence of his son, John C. Risdon, at Dresden, Muskingum county, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1873, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. [He] was born at Heddonfield, in the State of New Jersey where he lived until 1826, when he came with his family to the village of Williamson, Wayne Co., in this State, and resided there about three years, when he moved to what was then called Weaver’s Hollow about one mile east of this village….[He] was a resident of this village about fifty-two years….—Penn Yan Democrat

Died, September 3d, 1873, at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Wm. D. Swarthout in Benton, Mrs. Phebe Northrup, wife of Eli Northrup, at the advanced age of 85 years. [She] was born in Dutchess county, Sept. 24th, 1788. August 2d, 1813 she was married to Eli Northrup of that place. Soon after marriage they moved to Ovid east of Seneca lake…In one year thereafter they moved to Barrington, Yates county, and lived there until 1830, when they moved with six children (two sons and four daughters) to Cameron, Steuben county….About ten years ago they sold their farm in Illinois, and with their oldest daughter Mrs. Eli R. Deddy, returned to Cameron and stayed with their oldest son Orrin Northrup about five years….She leaves a husband, one son, three daughters and a number of other relatives….--A.S. Northrup.


  • At the residence of the bride’s father, Oct. 29th, 1873 by Elder A.W. Sunderlin of Wayne, Mr. David B. Cornell of Barrington to Miss Louisa A. Jackson of Altay.
  • In Benton, Nov. 6th, by Rev. A.C. Mallory, Mr. William E. Baker of Jerusalem and Miss Mary E. Wheeler of Benton.

20 November 1873

Hon. W.S. Hubbell, an aged citizen and banker of Bath, died on Sunday morning.

Benjamin P. Tompkins, a merchant of Geneva, formerly of Penn Yan, was found dead in his store on Tuesday night of last week. He was a prosperous business man and fifty-six years old….Mr. Tompkins was a brother-in-law of Mr. Sidney Roff of this village….

John Arnot, one of the most aged and wealthy citizens of Elmira, died on Monday morning at the age of eighty years. he was born in Scotland in 1793. He settled in Elmira as a tradesman in 1817….

Mrs. Ida Templeton, who was shot last Saturday in Eighth Avenue, New York, by a dissipated husband, is a daughter of the present wife of Colonel Charles P. Babcock, by a previous husband. Her father was George M. Winn, formerly a printer of Rochester. Colonel Babcock is well remembered in this county, where he was formerly a prominent citizen and postmaster in this village. He is now a resident of Washington.

Died at his residence in Middlesex on Friday, November 7, Chauncey S. Dunton, aged forty-eight years and six months. …He was buried in the cemetery by the Rodney Lee place.—Naples Record


  • At the M.E. Parsonage in Dresden, November 13, 1873, by Rev. N.N. Beers, Mr. Alfred M. Perry of Tyrone, to Mrs. Lillie E. VanVleet of the former place.
  • In South Pulteney, Nov. 15th, by Rev. H.D. Doolittle, Charles M. Fox to Miss Caroline Miller, both of Pulteney.
  • At the residence of the bride in Catharine, November 12, 1873, by Rev. M.F. DeWitt, assisted by Rev. Mr. Watson, Rev. N.N. Beers of the central New York Conference, pastor of the M.E. Church in Dresden, to Miss Leonora Agard.

27 November 1873

Died at Honeoye Falls November 16, 1873, of cerebral apoplexy, Orison Graham, at the age of seventy-eight years, ten months and twenty-six days. [He] was born in Chester, Windham county, Vermont, December 20, 1794. With his brothers and a number of relatives of the same name he settled in Italy, then a part of Naples, Ontario county, in 1813…He was the youngest of a family of twelve children, and married December 10,1815, Phebe, daughter of Benjamin Bartlett…She was the oldest of a family of twelve children….Just fifty-one years after the day of her marriage she died at seventy-one years of age. They resided in Italy till 1848, then two years at Lima, Livingston county, three years in Webster, Monroe county, then again several years at Lima, where Mrs. Graham died. After that event, in 1867 he removed to the village of Honeoye Falls where he resided until his death….

Died of gastric fever at his home in this village, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, 1873, Thomas Hendrick, aged seventy years, one month and fourteen days. …[He] was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland, October 6, 1803….In 1847 he left Ireland and came almost directly to Penn Yan where he has resided ever since….[He] was married Feb. 16, 1830 to Ellen Cavanaugh, who died July 31, 1841. She bore him six children, five of whom survived her and four of the number are still alive. He married a second wife, Catharine Corcoran, Jan. 23, 1843, who survives him. She is the mother of ten children, eight of whom are still numbered among the living….


  • Nov. 20th,1873, at the residence of John Beal in Jerusalem, by Rev. U.S. Hall of Dundee, Mr. Alvah Potter to Miss Mary A. Beal.
  • Also Mr. Henry A. Striker to Miss Eliza B. Beal, all of Jerusalem.
  • Nov. 13th, 1873 at the residence of the bride’s father Judge Osborn, by Rev. Mr. Mapple, Mr. F.R. Lown, formerly of Yates county, to Miss Ella U. Osborn. (Colorado)

Died in Rock Stream, November 8, 1873, at the residence of C.W. Barnes, Mrs. Charlotte Corbin…aged sixty-seven years and five months. [She] was born in Whitehall in this State, June, 1806. She was the fourth of seven children, of whom only two are now living—one of them being Alonzo Simmons of Reading. Mr. Corbin, to whom she was married in 1825, died in 1855 in Washington county….—C.T. White

Ezra Haire, who lately died at his residence about one and a half miles west of Branchport, aged sixty-two years, was a son of Robert Haire, formerly of Starkey. He was one of ten or eleven brothers and sisters…The greater part of these reside in the West, excepting James who lives at Canandaigua, aged about sixty-seven years….He first married Eliza Ann, daughter of Joel Tomer of Pulteney, and had by her four children…He married [second] to Sarah Gardner of Wheeler, a near relative of the Myrtle family….

Died of consumption at the residence of her grandfather A.R. Cowing, Mrs. May Miller, only daughter of Granger and Rhoda Gates, aged 23 years.—Prattsburg News

Died at Knight’s Landing Nov. 8th, Hannah Mansfield, a native of Dundee, aged 51 years, 8 months and 28 days.—Sacramento (Cal.) Daily Union

                She was the wife of Daniel Cook who died Dec. 11th, 1865, and he was the brother of the late Ezra Cook of Dundee.—Dundee Record

Died in Rushford, Allegany county, on the 6th inst….Miss Esther Westcott, a sister of the editor of this paper, in the fiftieth year of her age….—Dundee Record

4 December 1873

Azariah C. Flagg, one of the very last of what was once known as the Albany Regency, died in New York on the 25th ult. Mr. Flagg was for many years Comptroller of the State, and one of its leading political characters….

Chloe Sheldon died at the Home of the Friendless in Rochester, on the 17th ult., having arrived at the remarkably advanced age of one hundred and three years.

Rushville—Married on Wednesday eve, November 26, at the residence of the bride’s father in Potter, by Rev. S.C. Leonard, Mr. Ira C. Foster of Middlesex to Carrie E. Olmstead, daughter of Charles Olmstead, Esq.—Naples Record

Died in this village on the evening of the 22d inst., Mr. Daniel W. Dains, aged about 50 years. His death was caused by falling from a cart while under the influence of liquor on the 14th day of October last, by which his spine was injured….—Dundee Record

Died in Belvidere, Nov. 7th at the residence of her son-in-law, D.D. Cooper, Mrs. Sarah E., widow of James B. Lanning, on her 79th birthday. The deceased was born in the town of Wantage, Sussex Co., N.J., Nov. 7, 1794. When twelve years of age she removed with her parents to Yates county. In 1812 was married to James B. Lanning, who died four years ago last June. In 1842 she removed with her husband and family to this county, where she has since resided. She was the mother of twelve children….

Died in Elgin, Kane county, Ill., Nov. 11th, of typhoid fever, Edgar, son of John S. and Mary Lanning, aged 24 years and 18 months [sic]. He was the grandson of the subject of the above obituary.—Belvidere Northwestern


  • In Potter, Nov. 27th, 1873, by Rev. A.C. Mallory, Mr. Charles W. Cogan and Miss Alice A. Bush, both of Potter.

11 December 1873

Died at his home in this village on Thursday morning, December 4, 1873, James D. Morgan, Sr., aged seventy-two years. Major Morgan, as he was usually designated,…was born in Bridgewater, Oneida county, and was the oldest son in a family of four sons and two daughters. In 1812, when he was a lad of but eleven years, he came to this place with George D. Stewart, the first merchant to open a store in the lower part of the village….He was quite successful, and accumulated the means with which he started in business as a hardware merchant in 1831. The same year he married Catharine, daughter of Jehiel Stark of Greenbush, N.Y., and commenced keeping house on the premises now owned and occupied by Benjamin L. Hoyt, Esq., on Jillett Street….

Mary Chatterton, wife of Abijah Purdy, died in Jerusalem October 19th, 1873, in the eighty-third year of her age. [She] was born in Fishkill, Dutchess county, July 25th, 1791….On the 22d day of April, 1810, she was married to Abijah Purdy, who died the 23d day of September, 1855. They have three children, named Cornelia I., Isaac and John P., all living….

John Stone, the father of Calvin H. Stone, Esq., of Milo, died December 4th, 1873, aged eighty-eight years. He came to this town in 1799, and lived on the farm where he died sixty-eight years.

John Dyre died in the town of Orange, Schuyler county, November 17th, at the age of ninety-four years. He voted for Jefferson in 1800, and in 1820 moved from Rhode Island to the place where he died.

The following notice appeared in the New York Tribune of December 6th:

[Died] at Sturtevant House, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 12 m., wife of Charles Leland and daughter of Alva and Charlotte Clark….

The lady whose death is here recorded was a native of Penn Yan and was married here.


  • In Milo, on the 3d inst., by Rev. James Parker, Mr. Morris Babcock and Miss Mary A. Jayne.


  • At Himrods, on the 2d inst., Azariah Longwell, son of Hosea Longwell of Bradford, aged 38 years.

18 December 1873

Judge Samuel Nelson, at the age of eighty-two years, died at his home in Cooperstown on Saturday the 13th inst….He was justly honored for his distinguished service as a jurist, and won his fame by his great ability and unsullied integrity.

In the death of Prof. Louis Agassiz, the scientific world sustains the loss of one of its noblest ornaments. He was born in Switzerland in 1807. Before he became an American citizen he had a world wide reputation as a naturalist….

Mrs. Catharine Squier of Geneva, relict of Rev. Miles P. Squier, D.D., died December 6, at the age of eighty-two years.

A child of David Armstrong, of Benton, a bright little lad of five years, was killed one day last week by the kick of a horse….

Died at or near Harrisburg, Pa., on the 2d inst…Dr. Vera V. Vaneye of this village, supposed to be about 48 years old.

Died in this village on the 6th inst. of old age, Mrs. Mary Goundry, widow of the late Mr. John Goundry and mother of Mrs. Elizabeth Beam of this village, aged 86 years. She was a native of England and came to this country about 36 or 38 years ago, and lived with her husband and family in Barrington for several years, when they removed to Bradford, where she has since resided.—Dundee Record


  • In Penn Yan, at the residence of the bride’s uncle Mr. Abram Miller, on the evening of December 1st, by the Rev. M.S. Leet, Mr. B.M. Hart of Jerusalem to Miss M.J. Townsend of Penn Yan.
  • In Morgan, Ashtabula county, Ohio, December 9th, 1873, by Rev. I. Child of Conneaut, Rev. A.C. Mallory of Benton Center and Miss Emma M. Hulbert of Morgan.

25 December 1873

Hon. Chester Loomis, one of the oldest and most noted citizens of Rushville, died in that village on Thursday Dec. 18, 1873, aged eighty-four years. [His] parents were from Vermont and moved into the town of Augusta with an ox sled in 1793….[He] was born in 1789…, married in 1815 Harriet, daughter of Rev. William Hobart. She was born in 1791 and died in 1865. They had two sons and one daughter….Sally, a sister of Judge Loomis, was the wife of Oren Green, one of the purchasers of the “Green Tract” in Jerusalem. He perished in the burning of the Steamer Erie on Lake Erie in 1841. Elisha Loomis, a brother born in 1800, became a printer…He married Maria, sister of Dr. Henry P. Sartwell….

Gen. Henry D. Barto a prominent citizen of Trumansburg, died suddenly of apoplexy last week. Gen. Barto was about fifty years old….His wife, now left a widow, is a sister of C.B. Thompson, Esq., editor of the Leroy Gazette.

Died at his home in Otsego, Allegan county, Michigan, on Thursday, December 11, 1873, Arvin Roff, brother of Sidney Roff of this village at the age of sixty years. The deceased was a former resident of this place….

Died at her home in this village on Thursday Sec. 18, 1873, after a brief illness, Mrs. Abigail Barrett, widow of the late Azor Barrett, at the age of sixty-eight years. [She] was born in Otsego county in 1805. Her father Samuel Hartshorn died in Jerusalem in 1854, at the age of eighty-two years, and her mother nine years later at the same age. Her only remaining brother, Isaac W. Hartshorn, is a well known resident of Jerusalem. Mrs. Barrett had resided of late in this village with her sister, Mrs. Betsy Brown….

Died in Dundee on Thursday, December 18, 1873, William B. Hamlin, at the age of sixty-two years. [He] came to Dundee in 1835, and succeeded Samuel Kress, Jr., and Edwin W. Lewis, and has remained in business on the south west corner, at the business center of Dundee till 1872. In 1857 he erected a brick store which was burned in 1860. The same year he built of wood a block which cost $5000, and was burned in 1861. He then rebuilt of brick….[He] was born in 1811 in Connecticut, and married in 1836 Mary, sister of Harvey G. Stafford….

An old gentleman by the name of Thomas McClure, seventy-seven years of age, died at Havana, Schuyler county, December 7. The Enterprise says Thomas McClure was born March 28th, 1796, almost on the same spot from whence his remains were taken to their last resting place. His father’s name was John McClure ….


  • In Milo Dec. 18 by Rev. James Parker, Mr. John Babcock to Miss Octave Thayer.


  • In Milo, Dec. 20th, 1873, of consumption, Mrs Elizabeth A., wife of Joshua E. Masten, in her 33d year.