Birth, Marraiage & Death Notices


A weekly newspaper published in Cape Vincent, NY, 1858-1862, by Paul A. Leach. It became the Frontier Patriot in 1862.

THE CAPE VINCENT GAZETTE Newspaper; Jan-Dec. 1861

February 7, 1861, p. 2:

At his residence, in this village, on the 29th ult, LOUIS GOLAR, in the 67th year of his age. The deceased was one of the earliest settlers of this northern country. He came here from Quebec some 35 years ago since which time he has been engaged in buildings vessels for the Lake and River trade. We are informed that he built some forty of these since he first located here. His death was sudden and unexpected.

At his residence on Wolf Island, on the 4th inst., D. SPINNING, in his 59th year.

February 14, 1861, p. 2:

At St. John's Church, in this village, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. O. F. Starkey, AMM. M. LEWIS, Minister of the parish, to HANNAH, daughter of the late HENRY AINSWORTH.

In Watertown, at the residence of S. P. Huffstater, Esq., on the 9th inst., of lung fever, MARY MOULTON, wife of JAMES MOULTON, of North Adams, age 63 years.

March 2, 1861, p. 2:

The Carthage Republican announces the death of Hon. SAMUEL J. DAVIS, in that village, on Monday inst. It says:

'Mr. Davis has long been a resident of this village, to which he removed from Oneida County. In 1846, he was elected a member of the Assembly for this county, and served with credit in the important and eventful session of 1847. He was several years ago, also, the Democratic candidate for the State Senate, but failed of election, as his party was not sufficiently numerous to ensure his success.'

April 20, 1861, p. 2:

The mail carrier, PATRICK SULLIVAN, on the route between Kingston and this village, while attempting to cross the river, Wednesday morning, was lost in the storm. Out of the three mail bags in his charge, one (the Boston mail) is yet missing. The other two bags and the boat were found drifted ashore near MRS. CREVOLIN's residence. The boy is about 16 years old, and resided on Wolfe Island.

May 25, 1861, p. 3:

Died: In this town, on the 16th instant, EMILY, wife of JOHN SHULER, in the 24th year of her age.

June 15, 1861, p. 2:

Drowned at Dexter – JOHN BOWKER, a lad of seven years, son of PHILANDER BOWKER, was drowned at Dexter on Saturday last. Several boys were fishing in company, and the line of some one getting entangled, this lad endeavored to extricate it, and in is efforts to do so, stepped into the water and could not be rescued by his associates till life was extinct.

Drowned—Miss CHLOE PARKER, one of the inmates of the Poor House, fell into the river in the rear of that establishment, on Saturday morning last and was drowned. Her body had not been recovered when we last heard from there.

August 3, 1861, p. 1:

Body Found—the body of HENRY BOWKER who was drowned in Chaumont Bay on the 22d of November last, by the upsetting of the small sailboat in which he with some others, were engaged in taking up some fishing nets was found on Sunday week, on Cherry Island, about a mile distant from where the accident occurred. The body when discovered was partially imbedded in the sand, and in a very good state of preservation.

DROWNED—A boy named LAWRENCE CONNER, bellboy at the Woodruff House, was drowned in Black River, a few rods below Whittlesey Point, yesterday afternoon. He had waded out on a rock, but not calculating rightly the depth of water, was carried down. Some young boys were near, but could not save him. He was a son of Mr. CONNER, who was killed by falling from a handcar on the W. & R., railroad some time ago.

August 10, 1861, p. 2:

We learn that ORVILLE CARPENTER, of Pillar Point, and member of the Brownville and Sacketts Harbor Company, died at Washington on the 17th of July of cholera. He was sick only one day.

August 31, 1861, p. 2:

SAD ACCIDENT—Miss MARGARET WHALEN, in the employ of Mr. B. Salisbury, at Adams Centre was so badly burnt by the explosion of a fluid can that she survived but a few hours. She was in the attempt of lighting the fire with the fluid, when the latter ignited and burnt her to a crisp. Her body was taken to Wolfe Island, C.W., for interment.

MRS. GILES CLARK, who resides about two miles from Watertown on the road leading over the hill to Burrville, committed suicide Sunday night, by hanging herself to one of the rafters in the house. She was not insane, and the cause for the rash act is supposed to be domestic trouble. She leaves behind a large family of children.

September 14, 1861, p. 2:

Died suddenly, at the house of his son-in-law, Henry Cline, Esq., at Point Peninsula, in the town of Lyme, SEBBA HOWARD, Esq., in the 87th year of his age. He was a son of one of the soldiers of the Revolution, who lost his life in the battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, June 28th, 1778. Sebba was born in the town of Windham, Connecticut, in the year 1774—married at Hudson, in this state and settled at Putneyville, Ontario Co., NY. He was living there during the War of 1812, and at the time the British landed at that place for the purpose of destroying some flour which was stored there.
Soon after the war he removed his residence to the present town of Lyme (then a part of the town of Brownville) and purchased the large and beautiful farm facing on Chaumont Bay, which, by a long life of industry and skill, he made one of the most desirable and romantic residences in northern New York. He had a large family of children. He lost his wife in 1848.

NOTE: His first name may also be 'Sebere'.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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