Northern New York Journal

A weekly newspaper published in Watertown, NY ,1849-1866, by Geo. W. Smith & H.S. Noble. Formerly the Northern State Journal.

Published Wednesdays.


NORTHERN NEW YORK JOURNAL
published Watertown, NY (Jan-Dec. 1863)

January 5, 1863, p. 1

Married:
At Philadelphia, NY, Dec. 29th, by Rev. Charles Bailey, MARTIN E. ALDRICH, of Watertown, to ANNIE E. WHITNEY, of the former place.

In Antwerp, at Union Hotel, Dec. 24th, by Rev. H. H. Waite, Mr. JAMES R. GORDEN to Miss MARY M. COLONY, both of Antwerp.

In Watertown, Dec. 31st, by Rev. H. H. Waite, Mr. CHARLES P. BARNES of Potsdam, to Miss CORDELIA C. STIMPSON, of Watertown.

Died:
In this village, Dec. 23, of consumption, ADELAIDE L., wife of GEORGE W. PERRY, age 23 years.

January 27, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
At Theresa, Jan. 22, by Rev. C. W. Treadwell, Mr. WILLIAM C. HALL, of Watertown, and MRS. MARY L. BARNES, of Theresa.

Died:
In Watertown, Jan. 16, of consumption, OSCAR C. ANDRUS, age 25 years.

February 3, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
Jan. 19th, 1863, by Rev. J. L. Houghton, Mr. LESTER MUZZY, and Miss ELIZA E. SMITH, both of Smithville.

Died:
At Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 1863, ALEXANDER H. COMMINS, age 24 years and 6 months.

February 17, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
By Geo. W. Smith, Esq., Feb. 12, 1863, at Chaumont, Jeff. Co., NY, JAMES F. McCONELS, of Cape Vincent, to CORY E. HENRY, of Clayton.

February 24, 1863, p. 2:

Married:
At the Baptist parsonage, at Three Mile Bay, Jan. 17 by G. N. Harmon, Mr. GEORGE HYATT, of Cape Vincent, and Miss JULIA CALHOUN of Three Mile Bay.

On the 19th inst., by the Rev. H. C. Beales, Mr. FRANCIS BARRETT to JULIA M., daughter of A. R. CALVIN, Esq., all of Clayton.

Died:
At his residence in the town of Adams, on the 12th inst., of typhoid pneumonia, ALANSON TYLER, age 54 years.

At Milford, Otsego Co., NY on Jan. 3, 1863, Mr. REUBEN WESTCOTT, age 62 years, 10 months and __days. Transcriber's note: He was the son of Reuben Westcott, Sr. and Susan Leavens. Married on 20 Dec. 1819 to Wealtha Rose. Birth date is given as 24 February 1800 in Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA.

At Adams, Feb. 23, of congestion of the brain, Mr. BENONI C. DANKS, age 21 years. His funeral will take place at the Episcopal Church in this village, tomorrow at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

March 10, 1863, p. 2

Married:
At the house of the bride's father, in Brunswich, Rennssaler County, Feb. 23d, by Rev. John Gardenier, Mr. D. J. M. HOWARD of Adams, to Miss MARY E. McCHESNEY.

Died:
On the 25th ult, of inflamation of the brain, at the residence of her father, in Chicago, LOTTIE E., youngest daughter of JAMES H. and CAROLINE A. BOWEN, age 13 years.

At Clifton Springs, Feb. 25th, EMILY, age 23 years, only daughter of ELON COMSTOCK, of Yonkers, Westchester County, NY.

In Watertown, on the 1st inst., of congestion of the lungs, MRS. RUTH COLLINS, wife of SAMUEL COLLINS, in the 27th year of her age.

March 24, 1863, p. 2:

Married:
At the house of the bride's father, in Henderson, March 18th, 1863, by Rev. J. D. Houghton, Miss SAMIE BURNHAM and Mr. DEWITT STRICKLAND.

Died:
At Sanford's Corners, February 4th, CHARILLA J. HINES, of consumption, age 15 years and 10 months.

March 31, 1863, p. 4:

Married:
In Lyme, March 26, 1863, at the residence of Chas. Rogers, by G. W. Smith, Esq., Mr. DANIEL FULLER of Rodman to Miss LUCINA H. JACKSON, formerly of Syracuse.

April 14, 1863, p. 4:

Died:
In Watertown, April 6th, 1863, MARY ELLEN, youngest daughter of CHARLES and BETSEY CLOBRIDGE, age 14 years, 4 months and 3 days.

April 21, 1863, p. 1:

Married:
On the 16th inst., by the Rev. U. Graves, Mr. WILLARD PARKER of Cleveland, Ohio, to Miss HELEN SPICER of Stone Mills.

Died:
At the St. Lawrence Hotel, Alexandria Bay, on the 7th inst., of diptheria, Miss ANN ELIZA, only child of Dr. M. J. HUTCHENS, age 14 years, 6 months and 4 days.

At his residence in North Watertown, on Tuesday, April 14th of consumption, FRANCIS McEVOY, age 35 years.

April 28, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
In this village, on the __inst., by the Rev. Dr. Brayton, Mr. INGHAM G. BEAUMONT of Norwich, Conn., and Miss MAGGIE H. ARMSTRONG, of this place.

Died:
In this village, April 25th, ELIZABETH, daughter of WALTER and CAROLINE HOLMES FAILING, age 11 mos.

May 5, 1863, p. 1:

Died:
In Diana, Lewis Co., NY, March 25th, of putrid erysipelis, DANIEL H. WEED, age 50 years.

May 26, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
March 25th, by the Rev. G. Baker, at the house of the bride's father, by G. W. CALKINS and SARAH SPICER, both of Perch River, in this county.

In Great Bend, May 20th, by Rev. J. Gardner, Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS of Felts Mills and Miss ALMIRA C., daughter of E. B. FREEMAN, Esq., of Great Bend, Champion.

June 2, 1863, p. 1:

Married:
At the residence of R. P. White, Esq., at Adams, NY, on Monday, June 1st, 1863, by Rev. G. W. Mackie, Mr. R. H. HUNTINGTON to Miss RACHEL A. WINNE, niece of R. P. White, Esq. Albany and Buffalo papers please copy.

Died:
At New Haven, Oswego Co., on the 13th ult, Rev. RALPH ROBINSON, in the 84th year of his age.

On Saturday, the 30th of June, at her residence on Factory Street, LAURA, wife of THOMAS BAKER.

June 16, 1863, p. 1:

Married:
In this village, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. T. Babcock, GEORGE B. BETTS to ADDIE H., daughter of CHAS. F. SMITH, all of Watertown.

On the 10th inst., at the Parsonage, at Three Mile Bay, by Rev. G. D. Greenleaf, Mr. JOHN M. WELLS and Miss HETTY MILLER, both of Lyme, Jeff. Co.

Died:
Suddenly, on the night of the 11th inst., at his residence in Brownville, PETER HOWK, in the 61st year of his age. (see NY Reformer for additional)

June 23, 1863, p. 1:

Died:
Suddenly, on the 17th instant, at the residence of his father in Plattsburgh, MYRON B. FISHER, in the 43d year of his age. He was formerly a resident of Watertown, but for five years past had resided in Columbia, Cal. Six months since he received a shock of the palsy, which however was very light. On his passage home, when near New York, he received a second shock, from which he did not recover. He was doing a very prosperous business as a merchant in Columbia, Cal. And leaves a very interesting daughter of 13 years to mourn the early loss of a father.

July 14, 1863, p. 2:

Married:
On the second inst., by the Rev. U. Graves, at Stone Mills, Mr. LEANDER FORD of Orleans 4 Corners, and Miss AMY BALDWIN of Stone Mills.

Died:
At her mother's residence on State Street, in this village, on the 6th inst., Miss ADELIA WILCOX, age about 10 years.

July 21, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
At the Baptist Parsonage, Adams Centre, July 6th, by Rev. Edward Mills, Dea. A. P. LEWIS of Hermon, NY and MRS. ANN DODGE of Watertown, NY.

Died:
In this village, on Sunday the 19th instant, at the residence of his mother, WILLIAM PITT FOX, age 22 years. From purely patriotic motives, Mr. Fox joined Capt. Taggart's Company of the 10th NY Artillery and was promoted to be Orderly Sergeant. His health failing, he was discharged from the service, and returned home last spring. He was the only child of MRS. WILLIAM FOX.

Transcriber's note: he died at age 22; buried Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY.

From wounds received at the Battle of Gettsyburg, on the 1st of July, and on the battlefield, DEWITT C. HAMLIN, age 18 years and 11 months.

Transcriber's note: probable burial in Brookside Cemetery in Watertown, son of Eli and Minerva Hamlin. See additional notice below.

July 28, 1863, p. 2:

Married:
At Black River, by Isaac Howe, Esq., at Thurston's Hotel, July 23, 1863, SEWELL PALMETER and MRS. HANNAH LEWIS, both of Watertown.

Died:
In Hounsfield, July 19th, MARY, daughter of SAMUEL and MARY ALVERSON, age 2 months.

August 4, 1863, p. 1:

Married:
At the residence of the bridegroom, in Batavia, July 2, 1863, by Rev. John Cobine?, Mr. CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS and Miss CORNELIA JANETTE WILLES, of Watertown, NY.

Died:
In Watertown, of consumption, MRS. RUTH HUNT, wife of THOMAS HUNT, age 51 years and daughter of THADDEUS WOOLWORTH, of Pinckney, deceased.

August 11, 1863, p. 1:

Married:
On Monday, August 3d, at the house of the bride's father in Brownville, by Rev. J. H. Stewart, Capt. CHARLES ZIMMERMAN, and Miss ADA PENNOCK? Of the same place.

Died:
In hospital at Gettysburgh, July 7th, of his wounds, Sergt. HENRY SANDERS, of Co. C., 34th Reg., NYV, age 26 years.
Transcriber's note: he was of Pamelia.

An extremely long obituary for DEWITT C. HAMLIN, whose notice appeared above.

August 18, 1863, p. 3:

Married:
At the home of the bride's father, August the 5th, by G. N. Harmon, Mr. AARON J. WADLEY of Cape Vincent, to Miss LYDIA WELLS, of Lyme.

Died: In this village, on Wednesday the 5th inst., KATHERINE M., infant daughter of Rev. T. and E. N. BABCOCK, age 7 weeks and 3 days.

In Hounsfield, July 22d, MRS. THEODOSIA ROBBINS, wife of OLIVER ROBBINS, age 79 years.

August 25, 1863, p. 3:

In a separate column, an article appeared regarding a severe storm that had caused serious damage to many of the communities in the Watertown area on Monday, August 24. Among them was a notice for the town of Adams:

In Adams, Mr. NEWELL N. THOMAS, one of the most prominent farmers of the town, was instantly killed, by a bolt in the crossbar of his barn door, which swinging struck him in the forehead.

September 15, 1863, p. 3:

Died:
In Plessis, August 17th of whooping cough, CARRIE B., only daughter of JOEL J. and SARAH A. HINMAN, age 11 months and 22 DAYS.

p. 4:
On the 4th inst., Sergt. WILSON J. CORNWELL, of Co. F, 10th NY Artillery. He was from the town of Theresa and leaves a wife and child to mourn his loss. Transcriber's note: He was 25 years, 1 month and 26 days. Probable burial in Old Theresa Cemetery.

September 22, 1863, p. 3:

Died:
At Watertown, September 11th, CHARLIE B., only son of JAMES L. and LOUISE L. WITHERBY, age 5 months and eleven days.

At Ellisburgh, September 9th, EDWARD DENISON, age 37 years, 5 months and 17 days.

p. 4:
Mr. WM. McALISTER, of Antwerp died very suddenly at the American Hotel, in this place on Saturday last, about 5 o'clock, p.m. While standing talking to his friends, he became suddenly ill, and desire that a physician should be called, that he was choking. Dr. Spencer was immediately called, and every effort on is part to relieve the suffering man was of no avail. He died in about 20 minutes from the time he was attacked.

November 3, 1863, p. 2:

Died:
At his residence in Theresa, DAVID B. COLLIS, son-in-law of Col. S. BALL, age 39 years.

Of bilious fever, at Hartford, Vanburen Co., Michigan, on the 20th of September, 1863, in the 71st year of her age, MRS. LUCY C. TAYLOR, formerly of this county, and mother of H. H. TAYLOR of East Rodman.

P 4:
In our issue of week before last under the head of marriages, we had the name of Mr. WM. H. GAIGE, to Miss HELEN P. HUDSON. This is a mistake. No such marriage has occurred. The notice came to us by mail and we inserted it as usual.

November 10, 1863, p. 4:

Married:
In Adams Centre, October 31st, by Rev. Edward Mills, Mr. AARON BLODGETT to Miss MARY E. SALISBURY, both of Adams Centre.

At the residence of the bride's father, in Henderson, Sept. 23, by the Rev. S. D. Houghton, JOHN S. COOK, Esq., of Pekin, Ill., to Miss SARAH S. DEXTER.

November 17, 1863 notices cut from issue

November 24, 1863, p. 4:

Married:
On the 19th inst. At the Church of the Holy Innocents, Albany, by Rev. W. R. Johnson, Mr. C. W. WEEKS, formerly of this place, to Miss CHRISTINA B. CAMPBELL, of Albany.


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