Northern State Journal 1848

A weekly newspaper published in Watertown, NY, 1846-1849, by A. W. Clark.
Published Wednesdays.


Northern State Journal – 1848, published Watertown, NY:

January 5, 1848, p. 4:

Died:
In this village, at one o'clock on Monday morning, the wife of Rev. ABNER WEBB. The funeral will be attended at the Baptist Church, today (Wednesday) at 11 o'clock A.M.

In Pamelia, of consumption, on the 28th Dec., MRS. CHARLOTTE E., wife of WM. OSTRANDER, age 31 years.

On Sunday, the 25th inst., at his residence in Sackets Harbor, after a protracted illness of the palsy, Mr. JOHN JENISON, in the 75th year of his age. Oswego papers, please copy.

February 2, 1848, p. 2:

Married:
At Pulaski, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, by Rev. Thos. Salmon, Mr. HENRY MURDOCK, M.D., of Dexter, Jeff. Co., to Miss CORNELIA SANFORD, of the former place.

In the city of Hannibal, MO, on the evening of the 2d Nov. last, by the Rev. E M. Martin, Mr. W. O. SIMMONS, formerly of Watertown, to Miss JULIA ANN, eldest daughter of Judge Z. G., DRAPER, all of that city.

February 9, 1848, p. 3:

Married:
On the 3d inst., by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. WILLIAM STEBBINS of Antwerp, and Miss HARRIET S. ACKLEY of Watertown.

Died:
In Rutland, on the 7th inst., Mr. JAMES WILLSON, age 71 years, and 6 months, father of C. WILSON, grocer, of this village. Note: additional died notice cut out.

February 23, 1848, p. 2:

Married:
In this village, on the 15th instant, by Rev. J. A. Nash, Mr. CHARLES OSGOOD of Adams, to Miss LOUISA SQUARES, of Watertown.

Died:
In Antwerp, on the 15th instant, Mr. ABNER O. STEPHENS, a member of Tuscarora Lodge No. 250, I.O. Of O.F., age 23 years.

March 8, 1848, p. 4:

Died:
In Antwerp, on the 19th inst., DANIEL COOK, age 27 years, a member of Tuscarora Lodge, No. 250, I.O. Of O.F.

In Ellisburgh on the 27th ult, PRESTON M., infant son of NUMAN and ELIZABETH HOLLY, age 8 months and 20 days.

March 22, 1848, p. 3:

Married:
In Mexico, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Weed, Mr. G. S. COUGHLIN, of Champion, to MRS. FANNY GRIFFITH, of the former place.

Died:
On Monday, the 20th inst., AUGUSTUS ALLEN HERRICK, age 24 years, son of Mr. SAMUEL HERRICK, of this village.

Note: all available issues between these two dates had the notices cut out.

May 10, 1848, p. 4:

Married:
At Thompson, Conn., on the 13th ult, by the Rev. D. D. Dow, D.D., D.OTIS, Esq. Of this village, to MRS. S. A. UNDERWOOD, of the former place.
Notices cut out of this issue.

June 7, 1848, p. 4:

Married:
In this village, on Thursday afternoon last, by Rev. L. W. Norton, Mr. CHARLES JAY WELLS, of Oswego, to Miss THERESA M. ANGEL, only daughter of GEN. WM. H. ANGEL, of this village.

On the 1st inst., by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. FOSTER LEWIS and Miss S. C. FELLOWS, of Burrville.

Died:
In Rodman, on the 14th inst., Miss REBECKAH COOLEY, of a cancer, age 41 years.

June 14, 1848, p. 4:

Died:
In this village, on the 9th inst., MARGERY INNES, wife of ALEXANDER HAY, formerly of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the 39th year of her age.

Near Smithville, June 8th, of typhus fever and congestion of the brain, Mr. ALBERT STEARS, age 27. He left a youthful bride, a father, brothers and a numerous circle of relations and friends. His funeral was attended at Burrville on Saturday.

June 21, 1848, p. 3:

Married:
At Rome, on Thursday evening, June 8th, by Rev. G. S. Boardman, DERICK L. BOARDMAN, Esq., to Miss MARY NOBLE, daughter of Hon. H. A. Foster, all of Rome.

Died:
At Carthage, on Tuesday morning the 15th inst., of croup, WILLIAM BONES, infant son of GOUVERNEUR M. and ARABELA A. BUCKLIN, age 8 months and 3 days.

At Limerick, on the 1st inst., of bilious fever, Mr. JAMES ALLEN, in the 55th year of his age.

June 28, 1848, p. 4:

Married:
In this village, on the 26th inst., by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. ELBERT R. HUNGERFORD, and Miss ELIZA DURKEY, all of this place.

On Thursay evening, the 22nd inst., by Rev. L. W. Norton, Mr. GEORGE LUDLOW and Miss CYNTHIA DAKE, both of this village.

In LeRay, on the 21st inst., by the Rev. S. Bingham, Rev. Mr. W. M. MODESITT of Terre Haute, Indiana, to Miss MARY C. TAGGART of the former place.

Died:
At Clayton, on the 13th of June, of hemorrhage of the lungs, MRS. PRUDENCE GILLET, in the 69th year of her age.

In this village, on the 13th inst., Mr. PHILANDER KNAPP, age 45 years.

July 12, 1848, p. 4:

Married:
In Rodman, on the 3d inst., by the Rev. David Spear, Mr. GILBERT S. DODGE, to Miss LUCINA M., daughter of HENRY C. JONES, Esq., all of Rodman.

Died:
At Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., on the 27th ult, AMBROSE CLARK, Esq., father of A. W. CLARK, Esq., editor of the “Northern State Journal,” Watertown, in the 80th year of his age. He was a native of Lebanon, Conn., and in early life settled in the town of Otsego, Otsego Co., where he spent most of his life, and held many responsible trusts, all of which he discharged with such fidelity, and led such a life, that he justly earned the enviable reputation which follows an “honest man”.

On the 22nd of June, at Point Isabel, Ill., of pleurisy, Doctor Z. WAKEFIELD, formerly from this town, in the 38th year of is age.

July 19, 1848, p. 3:

Married:
In Carthage, on the 14th inst., by Rev. James Erwin, EDWARD B. STEVENS, M.D. Of Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, to Miss M. LOUISA STEWART, of the former place.

July 26, 1848, p. 4:

Died:
In Rutland, on the 18th inst., MRS. COPEA WILSON, relict of the late SAMUEL WILSON, in the 62d year of her age.

August 9, 1848, p. 2:

Married:
In Hounsfield, on the 3d inst, by the Rev. Benj. S. Wright, Mr. WALTER W. POTTER, to Miss DELILAH H. BENNETT, both of Hounsfield.

Died:
On Sunday morning, 6th inst., at the Hotel of Chas. Perkins, Esq., Miss ROSANNAH R. ANGEL, age 38 years. About 15 years since, Miss Angel left the county of Otsego, where her father and other connection reside, to accompany her sister, MRS. PERKINS, into this town.

September 6, 1848, p. 1:

Married:
In Hounsfield, on the 31 inst., by Rev. J. A. Nash, Mr. JOHN K. RUSSEL, of this village, to Miss NORMANTHY MOORE, of Hounsfield.

In this place, on the 4th inst., by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. JESSE ROBERTS and Miss SUSAN ANN VAN AMBURG, both of Watertown.

Died:
At Liverpool, Onondaga Co., Aug. 29th, at the residence of her son, MRS. NANCY PADDOCK, age 66 years, relict of JOHN PADDOCK, formerly of this village.

On Sunday, the 1st inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, N. W. STREETER of this village, MRS. ELIZABETH BURPEE, in the 81st year of her age.

At his residence, in Shaddany Grove, DeKalb Co., Ill., on the 3d ult, Mr. FELIX WOODRUFF, formerly of this town, age 47 years. Mr. W. was born in this town in 1801, and at the time of his death, the oldest man living born in this town, was the son of our aged neighbor, Mr. SIMEON WOODRUFF, who has reared a family of 12 children, the youngest of whom is 28 years of age, and although he has himself been a constant sufferer from the ravages of disease for the past 40 years, yet his has remained an unbroken family until death selected Felix for his victim and broke that circle, so long spared to enjoy the pleasure of each other;s society. Mr. W. having sold his farm in our vicinity, left for “the West” in the spring of 1845, with his wife, the daughter of the late CAPT. SETH BAILEY, of this town, and their interesting group of children, in the enjoyment of perfect health and happiness to try the realities of a new country and finally located at the place where he died.

September 13, 1848, p. 4:

Married:
In this village, on the 7th inst., by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. GEORGE W. WIGGINS, of Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., to Miss DELIA BROWN, of Watertown.

At Mr. B. Allen's, Morris Tract, on Tuesday morning, the 5th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Skinner, Mr. HENRY SPICER, of Perch River, to Miss DELIA E. ALLEN, of the former place.

In this village, on the 5th inst., by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. RICHARD H. SONGHURST, of Long Island, C.W., to Miss ELIZABETH LAIRD, of Cape Vincent.

At Manheim, Herkimer Co., on Wednesday, the 6th inst., by Rev. Mr. Champlin, Mr. SAMUEL BRENNAUGH and Miss DIANA BELLINGER.

Died:
On the morning of the 13th inst., Mr. ALFRED C. WHITE, printer, of consumption, age 23 years. The funeral will take place at the Baptist Church, tomorrow at 2 o'clock p.m.

In this village, on the morning of the 10th inst., of consumption, SAMUEL W., son of RANDALL D. RICE, age 16.

September 27, 1848, p. 1:

Married:
In this village, on Wednesday, the 20th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Snyder, Mr. L. SPENCER WEAVER, to Miss ARDELIA C., daughter of RANDALL D. RICE of this village.

At Sackets Harbor, on the 13th inst., by Rev. J. H. Stewart, Mr. D. T. DAY of Watertown, to Miss MARY STEVENSON, of the former place.

In Watertown, on the 17th inst., by the same, Mr. S. G. BURNHAM, to Miss ANN M. LYON, both of Watertown.

Died:
In this village on the 22d inst., MRS. POLLY LEPPER, relict of the late FREDERICK LEPPER, in the 67th year of her age, after a sickness of almost five months.

In New York City, on the morning of the 18th inst., HENRY HALL SHERWOOD, M.D., age 62 years, formerly of this town.

In Galveston, Teas, on the 14th ult, WILLIAM J. COOKE, age 31 years, formerly a resident of this village, son of the late ANDREW B. COOKE, Surgeon, U.S.N.

At Ellisburgh, on Sunday the 17th inst., Mr. SIDNEY GRAVES, in the 39th year of his age, occasioned by the falling of a bridge they had just been raising. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Bishop of Bellville.

October 4, 1848, p 2:

Married:
In Trinity Church, on the evening of the 24th Sept., by the Rev. L. W. Norton, WM. R. TROWBRIDGE, M.D., to Miss LOUISA, only daughter of SYLVESTER SMITH, Esq., all of Watertown.

In Watertown, at the residence of Mr. Vilender Adams, on the 26th ult, by the Rev. J. A. Nash, Mr. ORREN E. MOODY and Miss MARY MERWIN, both of Rodman.

At Madison, Wisconsin, on the evening of the 7th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Lord, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. JOHN D. WELCH, to Miss SARAH H. OGDEN, all of said town.

October 11, 1848, p. 3:

Married:
On Thursday evening, Oct. 5th, by the Rev. L. W. Norton, Mr. EDARD BEAVIS and Miss JANE MILLS, both of Watertown.

On the 28th ult, by the Rev. James Erwin, Mr. HIRAM TOWNSEND, and Miss LUNA PAGE, both of Watertown.

In Brownville, Oct. 6th, by Rev. James Erwin, Mr. E. J. MERRICK of Carolton, Orleans Co., to Miss LOVINA P. HARDY, of the former place.

In Theresa, on the 5th inst., by the Rev. G. W. Plank, Mr. FRANCIS AUGSBURY, of Alexandria, to Miss BYANCY?, daughter of MARTIN WALTER, of Theresa.

October 18, 1848, p. 1:

Married:
In Pamelia, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. J. A. Nash, Mr. SOLON B. HART, of Bath, C.W., to Miss MARY M. AUSTIN, of Pamelia.


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