Jefferson County Errata: 1851


ERRATA NO. 2, 1851:

The NY Reformer, Jan. 9, 1851, p. 4:

From the Northern Christian Advocate-
Bro. JOHN L. WILSON died in Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY on the 15th Nov., age 69 years. He emigrated from Windham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire in the year 1806 in company with two brothers. Br. Willsons' first religious impressions were made in early life, by his mother, whom he ever held in great veneration. The poor never went from his door empty. His sickness was short. Some of his last expressions were while urging his afflicted wife to give him up: “he was going to join a happier company” and among them, his only two children, which had preceded him some years. He has left a wife, and an adopted daughter, with numerous relatives to mourn his loss. Felt's Mills, Nov. 27, 1850. H. O. Tilden.

Died of cholera, at Sacramento City, California, on the 2nd of Nov., GEORGE W., eldest son of Mr. JOSEPH KIMBALL of this place, age 28 years and 7 months. Through the kindness of Dr. Dunning, formerly of Watertown, his friends have been furnished with the particulars of his death. He came down from the mines a few days previous on business, intending to remain but a short time and had called on the Dr. several times, who had furnished him with some medicine as a preventive of cholera, which was then prevailing with great malignity. Dr. Dunning writes, “On Friday morning, George came into my office and complained of feeling unwell, and said that he would get a little medicine and go back to work, as he had a short job, he sat a few minutes and said he felt too unwell to work, and believed he would not go til noon. I asked him to lie down on my bed which he did, and spasms soon commenced. We administered medicine as rapidly as prudent and the disease seemed to yield for a while but in about three hours he was taken worse, and although able counsel was called in, and everything done for him that could be done, he continued to grow weaker till he expired, just after dawn of day, Saturday morning, November 2nd”.

The NY Reformer, Jan. 16, 1851, p. 2:

CHARLES WILCOX of Lyme, age about 56, died at his residence last Monday about one o'clock p.m. Mr. Wilcox had a leg amputated a few weeks previous to rid himself of fever sore. The erysipelas set in and deprived him of his life. The deceased was a citizen very much respected by all his neighbors.

The NY Reformer, Jan. 23, 1851, p. 2:

At a regular meeting of the Brownville Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, held at their Lodge Room, January 14, 1851, J. W. Edwards communicated the sad intelligence that Bro. SHELDON WRIGHT had died at Salt Lake City, while on his way to California. Whereupon the following gentlemen were appointed a committee to draft resolutions expressing the sentiments of this Lodge, viz: G. S. Abbot, Geo. Brown, Esq., and J. W. Edwards, who reported the following resolutions which were unanimously adopted. Resolved, that while we bow with much submission to the sill of the Supreme Architect of the universe, in removing by death our well beloved Brother, SHELDON WRIGHT, we must deeply sympathise with his afflicted family. Resolved, That in the death of Br. Wright, our Lodge has lost a worthy member, his family a kind husband and father, and community an estimable citizen. Resolved, That Bro. J. W. Edwards be a committee to convey to the family a copy of the foregoing resolutions and request their publication in the several papers in this county. C. K. LOOMIS, W.M., A. C. HAMBLIN, Secretary.

The NY Reformer, Jan. 30, 1851, p. 2:

Mr. Z. LARNARD of Burrville, while in this village one day last week, lost his pocket book, containing $180 but was fortunate enough to have it handed back to him the next day, by the honest young man who found it. The finder was WESLEY CARTER of this village.

MORTALITY: the whole number of deaths in the village of Watertown during the year 1850 was 86. Children under 12, 35; died of consumption, 16: typhus fever, 2: dropsy, 1; whooping cough 6; summer complaint, 7; small pox 2; drowned, 6; affection of the heart, 2; apoplexy, 2; palsy, 1; scalded, 1; suicide, 1; struck with lightning, 1; old age, 2; intemperance, 2.

The NY Reformer, Feb. 6, 1851, p. 3:

From the Utica Daily Gazette: Death of Dr. A. S. Greene
Died, in this city, on the 25th of January 1851, DR. ALPHEUS S. GREENE, late of Watertown, NY, age 64 years. He was born in Rhode Island, but with his parents emigrated, first to Albany, and thence to Newport in Herkimer County, in this state. He studied medicine under the instructions of the late Dr. Willoughby of the Fairfield Medical College, a gentleman well known to the older class of physicians of Central and Western New York. About the year 1812, he removed to Brownville, Jefferson County, where he commenced the practice of medicine among a community of newly arrived settlers of that now fertile and wealthy district. Dr. Greene spent eighteen years of his life, acting during a part of the interval as a County Judge and occupying for two successive winters a seat in the State Legislature. In 1829 he was appointed Postmaster at Watertown, which post he held for eleven years until the election of Gen. Harrison brought a successor into his office. In 1846 he was elected a member of the State Convention for the revision of the Constitution. Dr. Greene was an active member of the Baptist church and in politics, a sincere supporter of the Democratic party. About two years previous to his death there came upon the subject, a calamity worse than death, for although existence had not ceased, he had ceased to live. His friends were compelled to see his intellect gradually fade away until for a year before his death he had returned to the helplessness of infancy.

The NY Reformer, Feb. 13, 1851, p. 2:

PELEG BURCHARD, whose death is recorded under our obituary head, was a man of rare qualities and of most endearing manners. It is believed he had not an enemy on earth. Through a long life of political activity he was always been most fortunate in his relations with his fellows and goes down to the grave regretted and respected by all who had the honor of his acquaintance. He was twice elected Clerk of this county and was appointed Collector at the port of Cape Vincent, by President Tyler. He was remarkable for his honesty and fairness and leaves a name unsullied by reproach. His disease was a species of bronchial consumption. Dem. Union

MORTGAGE SALE-Default having been made in the payment of a sum of money secured to be paid by a certain indenture of mortgage, dated the 30th day of June, 1837, executed by EZRA INGERSON of LeRay, Jeff. Co., NY to EGBERT TEN EYCK and recorded in Jeff. Co. Clerk's office July 4, 1837, at 4 o'clock p.m., in Libert T of Mortgages, page 59—that certain piece of land in the town of LeRay, being part of Lot No. 587, of the subdivision of great Lot No. 4 of McComb's purchase...premises will be sold at public auction at Perkin's Hotel in the Village of Watertown, on the 5th day of March next at 1 o'clock p.m. Dated Watertown Nov. 20, 1850, ROBERT TEN EYCK, Assignee

The NY Reformer, Feb. 20, 1851, p. 2:

OBITUARY—Died, at his residence in the town of LeRay, on the 19th day of January, 1851, WILLIAM COOPER, in the 79th year of his age. Mr. Cooper, at the time of his death had been for over a half a century an inhabitant of Jefferson Co., and was consequently noted as one of the pioneers of the Black River County. Mr. Cooper was born June 24th, 1773 in the province of Normandy, France where he resided until after the war of 1792 was declared against England by the French National Assembly. Mr. Cooper joined a fishing expedition to the Banks of Newfoundland where they fished for cod. He and his companions were taken prisoners by an English privateer and were confined in a Halifax prison for nearly a year. The prisoners set about digging a tunnel to freedom and Mr. Cooper was able to make his escape. In his amblings for three days and nights with no food or shelter he met with a fisherman who shared food and clothing. Mr. Cooper was then conveyed across the bay to an American vessel which was destined for New London, CT. In Connecticut, Cooper engaged himself to a farmer for two years and then joined the Westward migration with the father of Elder Puffer, the noted Methodist preacher, to the town of Bridgewater, Oneida Co. He remained there for two years more and with one hundred dollars in his pocket, a backpack and an ax, he plunged into the wilds of the Black River country. Cooper learned of the efforts of a company of French emigrants to make a settlement between Carthage and the High Falls and he arrived there where he became acquainted with MARGUERITE CHARTON, the woman he soon married, and who survived him, after a marriage of 52 years. The French settlement was within a short time abandoned and Cooper came down the river to Watertown, which then had two or three shanties. He finally located in Pamelia on the farm later owned by Geo. Webb, Esq. Cooper later exchanged that location for the farm on which he remained until the day of his death.

February 27, 1851, p. 1:

TOWN ELECTIONS (Board of Supervisors)-The following result of the town elections in this county on Tuesday, Feb. 18th:

Adams—JOHN C. COOPER
Alexandria—MOSES JEWETT
Antwerp—JOSEPH WHITE
Brownville—CYRUS ALLEN
Cape Vincent--ROBERT C. BARTLET
Champion--BENAJAH A. LEWIS
Clayton--ALFRED FOX
Ellisburgh—J. I. STEELE
Henderson—HENRY GREEN, JR.
LeRay—JOSEPH BOYER
Lyme—ALEXANDER COPELY
Lorraine—MOSES BROWN
Orleans—HIRAM DEWEY
Pamelia—CHARLES D. WRIGHT
Philadelphia—WILLIAM SKINNER
Rodman—GEORGE GATES
Rutland—MARTIN L. GRANIS
Theresa—PERCIVAL D. BULLARD
Watertown—ORVILLE HUNGERFORD
Wilna—WILLIAM CHRISTIAN
Worth-- _______WAIT

Northern NY Journal, March 12, 1851, p. 2:

BOUNTY LANDS—By a recent act of Congress each of the surviving, or the minor children of deceased persons who performed military service at least one month, in any company in the service of the United States in the war with Great Britain, declared in 1812, or in any of the Indian wars since 1790, are entitled to Bounty Lands, from 60 to 160 acres. The undersigned is prepared to receive and forward applications for Warrants under said Law; and by an arrangement with an Agent at Washington, the warrants will be obtained without those delays usually attendant upon such applications. J. H. DUTTON, Watertown, Oct. 14, 1850.

page 3, same issue:
DEATH OF MR. SPENCER—GEORGE SPENCER, the builder of the houses in Twenty-first Street which fell about two months since, died at his residence in Twenty-fourth St., on Monday night. His death is said to have been caused principally by grief consequent on the calamity.

Page 4, same issue:
NEW POST OFFICES—A new Post Office has been established at Bentley's Corners, in the Town of Antwerp, ELISHA BENTLEY, P. Master. Another has been established at Whitney's Corners, town of Philadelphia—CARY Z. EDDY, Post Master. Mr. Eddy is an active young Whig, honest, capable and faithful and will make an accommodating Post Master.

The NY Reformer, April 3, 1851, p. 2:

JOHN FOSTER of Henderson, 66 years of age, chopped during the last 13 months, 783 cords of wood. This is over two cords per day, on average. During the time he cut in five successive days 25 cords.

The NY Reformer, April 17, 1851, p. 4:

DIED-At Carthage March 15th, KELLOGG E. PARKER in the 36th year of his age. At a special meeting of Tohopeka Lodge No. 168, I.O. Of O.F., held at their Lodge Room on Saturday Evening, the 15th of March last, Bros. SETH FRENCH, F. G. CONNELL and B. V. BUXTON were appointed a committee to draft resolutions. ..Seth French, F. G. Connell and B. V. Buxton.

FIRE—a fire broke out yesterday morning in a barn owned by JOHN KLOCK, in the rear of the Iron Block, which consumed the barn, a span of horses, a cutter, buffalo robes, etc. Mr. Klock's loss is about $400—no insurance.

DEATH OF GEN. HUGH BRADY—his death was caused by being thrown from his carriage and fatally injured. His horses being frightened ran some fifteen rods, which partially overturned the buggy and threw him against a post and fractured his skull in a most horrid manner, and of which injury he soon after died.

The NY Reformer, April 24, 1851, p. 4:

JOSHUA MOORE, JR. was on Monday last elected Supervisor of Watertown to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Hon. ORVILLE HUNGERFORD. Mr. Moore's majority over Mr. ADRIEL ELY, his competitor, was 131.

MEMENTOS OF THE DEAD—The recent death of one of our most distinguished fellow citizens, the Hon. ORVILLE HUNGERFORD, is an event which has naturally enough recalled to our minds the propriety of some timely suggestions which were made to the public more than a year ago upon the subject of a “Picture Gallery”....Citizens of Watertown, a long list has been added to the dead within a brief period. The places of O. HUNGERFORD, CAPT. MAY, P. BURCHARD, DOCT. A. S. GREENE, WALTER COLE, FLEURY KEITH, MR. GUNN, GEO. CAMP, ARBA STRONG, MAJ. KIRBY, T. L. KNAPP and others are now vacated forever.

Northern NY Journal, April 30, 1851, p. 2:

MORTGAGE SALE—A mortgage was executed by JAMES HOPE and MARY S., his wife, and ANN HOPE, widow of JOHN HOPE (deceased) of Pamelia, Jeff. Co., NY to THEODOSIUS O. FOWLER, HENRY W. LIVINGSTON, SAMUEL M. FOX and MORTIMER LIVINGSTON, Executors of FRANCIS DEPAU (deceased), dated the 31st day of October 1813, recorded in the Jefferson Co. Clerk's Office on the 16th day of November, 1843, in Liber D2 of mortgages, page 324...being part of Lot No. 524, of the subdivisions of Great Lot No. 4..containing 25 acres and being the same premises conveyed to said JAMES HOPE by VINCENT LeRAY de CHAUMONT by deed dated 10 October, 1843. (several more lots listed)...the above described mortgaged premises will be sold at public auction at the law office of Mullin & Goodale in the village of Watertown, Jeff. Co., on the 26th day of July next at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Dated 30th April 1851. THEODOSIUS O FOWLER & MORTIMER LIVINGSTON, surviving executors.

The NY Reformer, May 8, 1851, p. 2:

FIRE—About noon of the 6th inst., the dwelling of JOHN MARSHALL in Pamelia, three miles from his place, was discovered to be on fire, which together with part of its contents was consumed. The fire originated by sparks falling upon the roof. Loss: $600, Insured for $350.

SAD ACCIDENT—We are pained to learn that our friend, N. M. SMITH, druggist, met with rather a serious accident on Saturday last. Happening into the shaving cellar of JOHN ROBINSON, he was handed, by Robinson, one of Colt's revolvers to examine, which, in handling, was accidentally discharged, being loaded with powder and ball, the fact of which Robinson had neglected to inform him, the ball entering the palm of his left hand passing through and coming out the back. We learn the wound is doing well, though it will deprive him of the use of his hand for a long time. What right has a person to carry deadly weapons about his person, charged and ready for use, in times of peace? Such acts of reprehensible carelessness deserve the strongest censure.

Northern NY Journal, May 14, 1851, p. 1:

GONE TO STATE PRISON—At the recent session of the Court of Oyer and Terminer held in this county, JAMES MURPHY, the Collector of the town of Pamelia, plead guilty to the charge of forgery, and was sent to the State Prison at Auburn, for three years. ALBERT FRAZIER was convicted of the same crime and sentenced a like term; PHILIP DULEY, JOHN DEAFENDORF and GARDNER KENYON, were convicted of petit larceny, second offense and were each sent to State Prison for two years. FERDINAND ROWE was found guilty of manslaughter, 4th degree, and sent to county Jail for nine months.

Same issue, p. 3:
WHIG SENATORIAL CONVENTION—At a meeting of the delegates of the several Assembly Districts, comprising the 21st Senatorial District, at Carthage, on the 13th day of May, 1851, on motion of Mr. Knox, from Lewis, ALDEN ADAMS, Esq., was chosen Chairman and on motion of Mr. Mullin, of JEFFERSON, E. N. MERRIAM was chosen Secretary. The Delegates From Jefferson:
1st Dist—WELLS BENTON, W. T. SEARLES, J. MULLIN
2nd Dist—G. M. SPENCER, J. B. CARPENTER, ALDEN ADAMS
3rd Dist—H. VINCENT, CHAS. D. WRIGHT, A. JOY, JR.

The NY Reformer, May 15, 1851, p. 1:

CONVENTION OF ASSESSORS—Held on May 8, 1851 in Watertown. The Convention met at the Kirby House at 10 o'clock, a.m. On motion, OLIVER A. FELT of Rutland was chosen President, and HART MASSEY, Jr. of Watertown, Secretary. The Convention adjourned to meet at the Court House at half past one p.m.

The following assessors reported their names:

Adams-A. CROMAN, ERASTUS HALE, JOB SPENCER
Antwerp—IRA BEAMAN, B. R. BEMUS, H. B. KEENE
Alexandria—RICHARD CRABB
Brownville—J. C. PLUMB, F. W. WYNN
Champion—DAVID P. SMITH, ALONZO SHEW
Ellisburgh—E. W. SCOTT, ANDREW SCOTT
Hounsfield—BENJ. MAXSON, E. HAMMOND, JOHN T. HALL
Henderson—ALFRED ALLEN, LEONARD SEATON
LeRay—P. RULISON
Lyme—GEORGE W. PENNOCK
Orleans—HIRAM MITCHELL, JOHN TALLMAN
Pamelia—GEORGE WEBB, HIRAM CONVERSE, PETER SLACK
Rutland—JOHN A SHERMAN, OLIVER A. FELT
Rodman—E. L. TODD, CALVIN MALTBY
Theresa—WM. DRESSER
Watertown—HART MASSEY, JR., W. H. SKEELS, WALTER N. WOODRUFF
Wilna—NELSON RULISON
Worth—GEORGE W. GILLETT, JOSEPH HITCHCOCK, HORACE B. CHAPIN

Transcriber note: issues of concern to the Convention members were recent laws passed by the Legislature to correct inaccurate assessments. Other issues included lands that had not been assessed for taxation purposes, formulas being used for establishing the worth of property and personal estates and each assessor was to visit every property to establish a taxable value.

The NY Reformer, May 22, 1851, p. 2:

SERIOUS ACCIDENT—We learned that OSCAR GILBERT, son of NATHAN GILBERT, of East Rodman, met with a serious accident a few days since by the running of a pair of horses with a wagon which he was driving—breaking a portion of the skull. Doct. Spencer of this village was called to operate, who removed some twelve or fifteen pieces of the skull bone with some of the brain, exposing the latter somewhat larger than a dollar. At the last accounts the sufferer was in a fair way of recovery.

Northern NY Journal, June 4, 1851, p. 2:

SEVERE AFFLICTION—It is seldom that we are called to record so great an affliction as has befallen Mr. and Mrs. H. RUSS of Brownville, within the few past days. On the 20th ult, they lost a son, JOHN HERMAN, age 6 years, 5 months and 24 days; on the 24th, GEO. ALONZO, age 4 years, 8 months and 16 days and on the same day, MARY CORNELIA, age 6 months and 29 days; and on the 30th, ALICE ADELAIDE, age 2 years, 4 months and one day, all of canker rash. We learn that this disease prevails extensively in that town, but generally in a mild form, having caused but few or no deaths in any other family.

The NY Reformer, June 5, 1851, p. 1:

DROWNED—MRS. HARRIET VOSBURGH was found drowned in Black River between Brownville and Dexter, on the 29 ult. H. P. MITCHELL, Coroner, held an inquest on the body and the verdict of the jury was that she came to her death by drowning, being in a state of insanity. She left a husband and two children, resident of Sackets Harbor.

Page 2, same edition:
FIRE—S. P. JOHNSONS' grist and sawmills at Depauville were destroyed by fire on Thursday night last. The origin is not known. The property is said to have been well insured.

DR. WM. G. COMSTOCK of Evansville, died on Tuesday last at 4 o'clock, p.m., of consumption; which long and protracted disease he bore with remarkable fortitude and patience. He has left a wife and four children and a wide circle of personal and political friends to mourn his death. The funeral will be attended today at one o'clock p.m.

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS—The following gentlemen were elected Directors of the Watertown and Rome Rail Road on the 2d inst.:

WILLIAM C. PIERREPONT, President
ORVILE V. BRAINARD, Vice-President
CLARK RICE, Secretary
NORRIS M. WOODRUFF
SAMUEL BUCKLEY
WILLIAM LORD
SMITH BARTLETT
ROBERT B. DOXTATER
JOHN C. COOPER
HORACE DUNBAR
CALVERT COMSTOCK
WILLIS PHELPS
CHARLES G. HARGER

A. O. HOWARD—It becomes our painful duty to record the sudden death of this estimable young man. He was subject to fits from an injury upon the head received in his youth, and while riding in a buggy, near Chaumont, where he had gone on business, he was attacked with a fit, fell from the buggy, and in falling broke his neck, causing instant death. He had been engaged through the winter by C. P. WESTCOTT in his Daguerrean Gallery, in which business he was an expert operator. He was about establishing himself in business, when he was overtaken by death in this sudden and unexpected manner. His mild disposition, agreeable society and moral worth, will cause many friends and associates to mourn his early death.

Northern NY Reformer, June 11, 1851, p. 2:

We are pleased to hear of the arrival at his home in Carthage, in this county, of MARCUS BICKFORD, Esq., who has been absent nearly three years in California. He took the overland rout out, and in common with his fellow travelers, suffered great privations and almost death. Arriving finally at the land of gold he entered the mines, where he has been at work, and by his industry has amassed a snug little fortune, for he is a young man of worth and decided talent.

The NY Reformer, June 12, 1851, p. 1:

DEATH OF CHARLES E. HUBBARD—It becomes our melancholy duty to record the death of this worthy and estimable citizen. He died Tuesday morning last about 5 o'clock, after a severe and painful illness of 18 days—The deceased had not enjoyed his usual robust health during the Spring—a nameless disease, resembling in some degree in its later stages the typhus fever, set in and entirely baffled the skill of physicians. Mr. Hubbard was born in Westfield, Mass., in 1810, being at his death in his 41st year. He immigrated to this village some 16 years ago; he is the third of a family of twelve children and the first that has been called away. As a mechanic and architect the deceased was one of the best. He superintended the joiner work in the erection of the Iron Bloc, the Arcade, and the Woodruff Block now being built, and when taken sick he had from 30 to 35 men in his employ. His funeral was attended Wednesday afternoon by a large concourse of citizens. He leaves a widow and five children, all daughters—the oldest 17 years, and the youngest 9 months old. Mr. Hubbard was a constant attendant of the 2nd Presbyterian Church of this village.

Northern NY Journal, June 18, 1851, p. 4:

CUSTOM HOUSE, CAPE VINCENT, MAY 21, 1851—Whereas the following named articles were illegally imported into this District, on the 11th day of April, 1851, and are under seizure by the Collectors of Customs, viz.:--One Grey Horse. Now therefore, according to the provisions of the Act of Congress, entitled “An Act directing the disposition of certain unclaimed goods, horses and merchandise, seized for being illegally imported into the United States”, approved April 2, 1844. Notice is hereby given to all and every person or persons claiming the said property to appear at the Custom House, Cape Vincent, and make such claim within ninety days from the date of this notice. G. S. SACKETT, Collector.

The NY Reformer, June 19, 1851, p. 2:

SERIOUS AND FATAL ACCIDENT—JOHN J. DILLENBACK, son of PETER DILLENBACK of Alexandria Bay was killed while assisting in the taking down of an old barn belonging to DAVID WALTON. He survived only about twenty minutes and expired. Several others were seriously injured but are in a fair way of recovery.

The NY Reformer, June 26, 1851, p. 2:

WHO CAN BEAT THIS? Mr. SAMUEL KNIGHT of Champion, has a cow from which he made during one week, 13 lbs. 3 oz. of butter besides all the milk and cream used in the family.

Northern NY Journal, July 2, 1851, p. 1:

DROWNED—An inquest was held on the 17th ult, by Coroner Mitchell, on the body of REUBEN LAROCK, found drowned in the Black River Basin, near Dexter.

FOURTH-- Rev. P. C. HEADLEY, of Adams, delivers the address before the Sons of Temperance, and other societies, at the celebration in this village on the Fourth. WM. DEWEY, Esq., we understand, delivers the address at Adams, at the railroad celebration.

Same issue, p. 3:
DIED—Of cholera morbus, in Rodman, June 2d, 1851, Mr. JESSE COLEMAN, Esq., a soldier of the Revolution, in the 88th year of his age. Mr. Coleman was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this town; he was a steadfast and worthy member of the Baptist Church, at the time of his death, and had been for more than fifty years. His Funeral was numerously attended on Tuesday of last weeek. Sermon by Rev. D. Spear.

The NY Reformer, July 3, 1851, p. 4:

THOMAS DENNISON, who lived on Pillar Point, opposite Sackets Harbor, committed suicide by drowning. He had been addicted to intemperance for a number of years...on Monday morning his coat and hat were found on the wharf...There was one person...in the funeral procession..it was the mourner, the wife of the wretched victim, with her little son by her side and her babe in arms... Cape Vincent, June 28, 1851.

Northern NY Journal, July 9, 1851, p. 1:

FIRE AT BROWNVILLE—The barn and outhouses of WM. LORD, at Brownville, were entirely destroyed by fire on the fourth inst. It was only through great exertions that his house was saved.

The NY Reformer, July 10, 1851, p. 4:

BURGLARY AND ROBBERY—The dwelling house of WM. C. BROWN of this village on Sunday last, while he was absent to church, was entered and $57 in money stolen.

The NY Reformer, July 17, 1851, p. 4:

At the close of the session of the Black River Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, this morning at 7 o'clock, the following were announced by Bishop James, as the Appointments for the ensuing year:

ADAMS DISTRICT – GEORGE GRAY P.E.
Adams, W. H. HAWKINS
Ellisburgh, HENRY BUDGE
Bellville, J. B. FOOTE
Henderson, W. B. JOICE
Smithville—to be supplied
Lowville, M. D. GILLETT
Martinsburgh, E. Whipple
Turin, ROYAL HOUGHTON
Washingtonville, H. H. GAYLORD
New Bremen, Miss L. L. ADKINS
Champion, J. N. BROWN
WATERTOWN DISTRICT—G. BAKER, P.E.
Watertown, Arensal St., A. J. PHELPS
Watertown, State St., F. H. STANTON
Black River, ISAAC HALL
Evans Mills, W. W. HUNT
Pamelia Corners, F. O. TILDEN
Carthage, A. S. WIGHTMAN
Theresa, J. H. LAMB
Alexandria—to be supplied
DePauville, JOSIAH ZIMMERMAN
Clayton, M. LYON
Three Mile Bay, L. D. FERGUSON
Cape Vincent, WM. JONES
LaFargeville and Omar, to be supplied
Brownville, T. B. BROWN
Pillar Point, WM. TRIPP
OGDENSBURG DISTRICT -
Philadelphia, WM. BLANCHARD
Natural Bridge, M. R. PIERCE

The NY Reformer, July 24, 1851, p. 6:

GIDEON HARDY, of Brownville, died at his residence on Thursday of last week with some disease of the heart. Mr. Hardy was age seventy years and had been about 20 years a resident of Brownville, and was universally respected and esteemed by all who knew him for his uprightness, honesty in deal, strict integrity and neighborly characteristics. He leaves a wide circle of friends and relatives to mourn his death. He was in usual health on the evening previous to his death, and contemplated riding to Black River the next day on horseback.

Northern NY Journal, August 13, 1851, p. 3:

DEATH OF DYER HUNTINGTON, ESQ.,--Our citizens are again called to mourn the death of one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens—DYER HUNTGINTON—who died on Friday morning last, age 65 years. He was a most exemplary man, a kind neighbor, an affectionate husband and father, and his death is lamented by all classes. He has been gradually failing in health for the past six months.

The NY Reformer, August 14, 1851, p. 2:

FIRE AT FELTS MILLS—On Thursday morning last, the Pump Factory or Machine Shop of O. A. TOOKER of Felts Mills, was consumed by fire. The fire originated from a Dye House nearby, which was also consumed. The loss of Mr. Tooker was about $2,000, insurance $1,400.

The NY Reformer, August 21, 1851, p. 3:

Note: the following information relates to ALPHEUS S. GREENE, who died in January, 1851, and left no will. The Petition of John G. Webb, of the City of Utica, stated that Mr. Greene had no descendants, father or mother and had real estate in Jefferson County. The petitioner stated that Alpheus S. Green left surviving him a number of persons as heirs at law, as follows: The family history of Alpheus S. Greene's father's family: that he was the son of JOHN GREENE; that said JOHN GREENE has long been dead; that his children were a MRS. HARRIS of Providence, whos christian name is unknown to petitioner; JACOB GREENE, now deceased, who has a son, WESTEL WILLOUGHBY GREENE, and a daughter, RUTH ANN GREENE both of whom reside at Watervliet, NY; CELINDA STEERE, now deceased, who has a son, BIRDSALL STEERE, whose place of residence is unknown to your petitioner, a daughter, CELINDA, married to some person whose name is unknown to your petitioner, residing in Marion, Indiana, and another daughter whose name is unknown to your petitioner who has died leaving descendants whose names and residence are unknown to your petitioner; JOHN GREENE, deceased, who has descendants whose names, ages, and residence are unknown to your petitioner, but who he is informed, and believes reside in the Territory of Utah, with the exception of one, whose name is EVAN GREENE, who your petitioner is informed and believes, resides in Iowa; ZERUIAH WEBB, deceased, mother of your petitioner, who is her only descendant, and NANCY MOORE, wife of JOHN L. MOORE, of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio...Dated June 21, 1851. WM. TRACY, Attorney for Petitioner, Utica, NY

Northern NY Journal, August 27, 1851, p. 1:

TALL GRASS—We have observed a good deal of boasting by the Utica editors about the tall grass ent them this year, but we have seen nothing which will compare with a spear of herdsgrass sent us by Mr. ALVIN COOLEDGE, of Antwerp. It measures 6 feet 4 inches.

Northern NY Journal, September 3, 1851, p. 4:

During a recent visit to Theresa, we noticed among other improvements going on at that place the present season, a beautiful cottage dwelling house, erected by S. L. GEORGE. The building is a fine specimen of that unique order of architecture, is well finished throughout, and it is no less an ornament to the place, than a rich evidence of the taste of the projector.

The NY Reformer, September 4, 1851, p. 4:

The suicide of Hon. LUKE WOODBURY is confirmed. He hung himself in his barn between the hours of 8 and 11, Friday. The day before his death, he made his will making many bequests. He was fifty-five years of age. He leaves a wife, but no children.

Northern NY Journal, September 10, 1851, p. 1:

STRIKE AMONG THE SHOEMAKERS—On Monday of last week the Journeymen Shoemakers of this village quit work because they considered the prices which they had been receiving too low, and their employers refused to increase their pay. The dealers held a meeting and established a list of prices, but it was not satisfactory, and the hands are still idle. The dealers advertise for 100 workmen.

Same issue, p. 4:
Mr. HIRAM TWINING, residing in the town of Champion, Jefferson Co., a few miles north of Copenhagen, with his two only children died suddenly a few days since. He was a young man, and highly respected in the neighborhood where he resided. We deeply sympathize with his family in this sudden and unexpected bereavement of its head and protector. Lowville Journal.

The NY Reformer, September 11, 1851, p. 1:

At a regular meeting of Natural Bridge Division, S. of T., the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted: WHEREAS, It had pleased the God of all goodness to remove by the hand of death from our midst, MRS. SOPHIA STEVENS, and FRANCIS, her youngest son, within the short space of two weeks...we extend to our beloved Bro. NORMAN STEVES, the husband and father of the deceased, and also to JEROME STEVENS, son and brother, our sincerest sympathies...
Note: S.T. Abbrev. Of Sons of Temperance.

At a meeting of Natural Bridge Division, S. of T.,...WHEREAS, ...the all wise Disposer of events to remove from our fraternal embrace and from the embrace of an afflicted family, our much respected brother, AARON RICHARDSON..the funeral of Bro. Richardson was attended on Tuesday last, according to the appropriate usages of our order...E. L. GROUT, ELI L. GROUT, JABEZ WEAVER, Committee Natural Bridge, September 5.

same issue, page 2:
SIDNEY P. JOHNSON, Esq., Postmaster at Depauville, died at 4 o'clock on Monday morning last. The deceased was a son of STEPHEN JOHNSON, Esq., was an active business man.
TALL OATS—HENRY WOODWORTH, has brought to our office, oats, 6 feet 11 ½ inches high, from the farm of SOLOMON H. KNAPP, of the town of Worth. The whole field of eight acres, it is said, will average 6 feet.
A GOOD BEGINNING—The 5 o'clock morning train from Watertown yesterday, Monday, took into Rome 176 passengers, besides a large quantity of freight.

September 18, 1851, p. 5:

FATAL ACCIDENT—MR. SYLVESTER DODGE, of Rodman, on Friday last was coming down the hill at Burrville, on his way to this village to get some grain ground which he had in his buggy, when his horse took fright and ran with great speed down the hill, throwing Mr. Dodge out, and from which he was so badly injured that he expired in about three minutes. Mr. Dodge was nearly 70 years of age, had been a long time resident of Rodman and was very much esteemed by all who knew him. His sudden death is a severe and irreparable loss to his family, and a great bereavement to his neighborhood.

J. FENNIMORE COOPER, died at his residence on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, p.m. Had he lived one day longer, he would have been 62 years old.

THE CLINTON AIR-TIGHT STOVE—Mr. G. B. RUSSELL, of this village, received the First Premium at our County Fair on the Clinton Air-Tight Cook Stove, with which he is supplying the good housewives of our county. These stoves, as a piece of mechanism, far excel anything in the stove line with which we have been acquainted. For cooking purposes they are truly excellent. The castings are from the furnace of WM. SMITH, Esq., of this village.

Northern NY Journal, October 15, 1851, p. 1:

The farm offered by sale by Mr. R. G. MACK, situated in the town of Hounsfield, is an excellent one, and is in fine condition to make money from.

The NY Reformer, October 23, 1851, p. 3:

We were yesterday shown two mammoth radishes, one weighing six pounds and the other four. They were from the garden of CHARLES ALLEN of Pamelia.

CHARLES E. CLARKE, declines the nomination of Senator: for the reason, we learn that he is enlisted in the construction of the Sackets Harbor and Saratoga Rail Road and cannot at present take his time and attention from that work.

The NY Reformer, November 6, 1851, p. 4:

CORRECTED LIST OF PREMIUMS AWARDED TO CITIZENS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY AT THE STATE FAIR—Several weeks since we published a list of these premiums, all that we had then heard of. We are enabled now to give a corrected and complete list:

Best six Dairies from a County, not less than three Cheeses from each:

MOSES EAMES of Rutland; GARDNER TOWNE, of Rutland; E. F. CARTER, of LeRay; GEORGE WEBB, of Pamelia; T. BRYANT, of Watertown; P. HARDY, of LeRay; Dairmen $30.

AMOS GOULDING, of LeRay, for the best 50 lbs. Butter, $15.
E.F. CARTER, of LeRay, for the 2d best 50 lbs. Butter, $10
JOHN A. SHERMAN, of Rutland, 2d best sugar, $5.
E. F. CARTER, of LeRay, 3d best 20 lbs. Honey, $2.
M.L.HUNGERFORD, of Watertown, 3d best stallion $5.
MRS. N. HAVENS, JR. of Watertown, 2d best 10 yds. Flannel, $4.
HART MASSEY, Jr. of Watertown, 3d best 10 yds flannel $3.
MRS. M. L. HUNGERFORD, of Watertown, best 10 yds woolen carpet $10.
HOARD & BRADFORD, of Watertown, best Portable steam engine $25 and medal.
ANDREW ANDERSON, of Watertown, a special premium for the best cotton yarn, wadding, batting, &c, a Diploma.
H. W. WOODRUFF of Watertown for Railroad car and wheels, a diploma.

Twelve premiums in all were given to citizens of Jefferson county; more, we believe, than to any other county situated at an equal distance from Rochester, the place where the Fair was held.

The NY Reformer, November 27, 1851, p. 3:

SALARIES OF COUNTY JUDGE AND SURROGATE—The Supervisors have fixed the salaries of County Judge at $900 per annum for the next four years. This takes off one hundred from the salary of county judge and adds two hundred to that of surrogate as compared with the past four years.

JEFFERSON COUNTY INSTITUTE—The winter term of this institution commences on Tuesday next and continues 14 weeks. D. M. LINSLEY, A. M. Principal; D. L. PARMELEEE, A.B., Teacher of Latin and Mathematics, Rev. P. SNYDER, instructor in moral and mental philosophy, Mr. BURLINGAME, assistant teacher in mathematics. MRS. LINSLEY as heretofore takes charge of the female department. The fact that there has been in attendance during the past year at this Institute, over 300 students, speaks well for the character of the school, and the high public estimation in which it is held.

Northern NY Journal, December 10, 1851, p. 1:

HOIDAY AMUSEMENTS

Christmas Ball, at the house of B. N. HANSON, Theresa, on Thursday, Dec. 25, 1851

New Years' Eve Ball, at the house of D. ZIMMERMAN, Pamelia 4 Corners, on Wednesday, December 31st, 1851.

New Years' Eve Ball at the house of H. BULLOCK, Rodman on Tuesday, December 30th, 1851.

New Years Ball, at the house of P. B. STARLING, Shingle Creek, on Thursday, January 1st, 1851.

Christmas Eve Ball at the house of A. W. FERGUSON, East Rodman, on Wednesday, December 24th, 1851.

Cotillion Party, at the house of HENRY DAILEY, Pierrepont Manor, on Tuesday, December 16th, 1851.

New Years' Ball, at the house of FOSTER PENNIMAN, in Wilna, on Thursday, January 1st, 1851.

New Years' Ball, at the house of S. W. FIELDS, in Brownville, on Thursday, January 1st, 1851.

Added to this list in the December 24, 1851 issues, p. 2:

New Years Eve Ball, at E. G. TAYLOR'S Hotel, in Antwerp, on Wednesday, December 31, 1851.

New Years Ball at the house of E. B. FREEMAN, Great Bend, on Thursday, January 1st, 1851. Dancing will commence at 2 o'clock p.m.

Christmas Eve Ball, at the house of NELSON JONES, East Hounsfield, on Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 1851.

Christmas Ball at the house of THOMAS STICKNEY, Omar, on Thursday, Dec. 25th, 1851

Christmas Ball, at the house of P. MATTESON, Dexter, on Thursday, Dec. 25, 1851.



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