LUZERNE COUNTY FEDERALIST
3 Jan. 1803
List of Titles in Hanover Township – See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued.
(See p. 2-2-b and p. 3-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each):
Zebulon BUTLER Heirs (Claimed by Richard INMAN, John INMAN, Nathan WADE, Ashbel WALLER & Co.)
Ashbel WALLER (dispute with BUTLER Heirs)
Frances STEWART (part claimed by Matthias HOLLENBACK and Stephen BURRET)
Benjamin CARY (part claimed by John ALEXANDER)
John ALEXANDER (part claimed by Benjamin CATY, Richard INMAN, and BURRET
Gideon BURRET (part claimed by John ALEXANDER and Rich’d INMAN)
Stephen BURRET (part claimed by John ALEXANDER and Richard INMAN)
Joel B. BURRET (part claimed by Frances STEWART)
Stephen TUTTLE jun. (part claimed by Fr’s STEWART)
Matthias HOLLENBACK (part claimed by Frances STEWART)
Elisha BLACKMAN jr.
William HIBBARD (part claimed by Washington LEE)
Joseph C. TOWN (part claimed by Jeremiah VENDERMARK and Zebulon BUTLER Heirs)
Nathaniel HOWARD (by attorney, Daniel SPENCER)
Washington LEE (part claimed by William HIBBARD)
Committee of Township (Jonas BRUSH, Nathan WADE, Abra’m BRADLEY)claims public land no title
Richard INMAN, John INMAN and Nathan WADE (part claimed by BUTLER Heirs)
Comfort CARY (part claimed by Zebulon BUTLER Heirs)
Jeremiah VENDERMARK (part claimed by Zebulon BUTLER Heirs)
Philip WEEKS (part claimed by Zebulon BUTLER Heirs)
Richard DILLY (part for Richard DILLY Heirs) (part claimed by Frances STEWART)
Nathaniel HOWARD (by attorney, Dan’l SPENCER)
Leonard TRACY, died at Dandolo, in this County, of consumption, formerly of Norwich, Conn. (no date of death)
To be sold at public venue at the house of Jesse FELL, Esq., on Jan. 15th, about 200 acres of land situated on or near the waters of Bowman’s Creek in Luzerne County, said lands being parts of three tracts taken up in the names of William GRAHAM, Thomas GREAVES and Joseph THOMAS
List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Pittstown:
Col. John JENKINS, Luzerne Co.
Ishmael BENNET, Lackawana
Mrs. Jane ST CLAIR, Pittstown
John MOORE, Pittstown
Wm. MOORE, Pittstown
Wm. SLOCUM, P. M.
10 Jan. 1803
Wood Cutters Wanted, at Wright’s Forge, Pittstown. Thomas ANDERSON, Pittstown.
Peter GALLAGHER, late from Philadelphia married to Miss Margery YOUNG, of this town, on Saturday evening, the 1st inst., by Joseph WRIGHT, Esq.
17 Jan. 1803
Parret HADLEY, of Plymouth, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Plymouth and Kingston and their vicinity that he is making preparations for carrying on the Tanning business, the year ensuing; at the tanyard in Plymouth lately occupied by LANDON and FOWLER. All persons who wish to favor him with their custom may depend that all orders in that line, will be attended to with punctuality and dispatch.
Acts to prevent intrusions on lands within the counties of Northampton, Northumberland and Luzerne. Thirteen sections, approved Feb. 16, 1801 by Thomas M’KEAN, Governor of Pennsylvania (See p. 2-2-t)
List of letters remaining at the Wilkesbarre Post Office, Jan. 1st:
Shadrach AUSTIN, Huntington
Cornelius ATHERTON, Kingston
Amasa BALDWIN, Plymouth
Tibbets BALDWIN, Luzerne Co.
Jared BALDWIN, Plymouth
William BALL, Wilkesbarre
Samuel BARBER, Wilkesbarre
Robert Caldwell, Wilkesbarre
Tomas CALDWELL, Wilkesbarre
Robert CATHCART, Hanover
Solomon CULVER, Kingston
Stephen COLLINS, Wilkesbarre
Aaron DEAN, Hanover
John M. ERWIN, Wilkesbarre
Jesse FRASER, Wilkesbarre
William GALLUP, Exeter
Joseph GOTTER, Huntington
John GREENFIELD, Huntington
Sarah HODGE, Plymouth
Philip JACKSON, Kingston
Thomas LANDON, Wilkesbarre
Josiah LUKES, Wilkesbarre
John LINDSEY, Sugar Creek
James MEARS, Wilkesbarre
James MABURY, Wilkesbarre
Amos ROBERTS, Plymouth
William RYON, Hanover
Hezekiah READ, Wilkesbarre
William RUSSELL, Hanover
Elizabeth ROZECRANTZ, Wilkesbarre
Wm. SMITH, Wilkesbarre
Joseph SLOCUM, Wilkesbarre
Josiah STANSBURY, Wilkesbarre
Minor SEARLE, Exeter
William TRUCKS, Kingston
Malehiah TYLER, Plymouth
Stephen TRIPP, Providence
Obadiah TAYLOR, Wilkesbarre
Rev. James WOODWARD, Wilkesbarre
Marinus T. WILLETT, Wilkesbarre
Caleb WRIGHT, Wilkesbarre
Nathan WHIPPLE, Hanover
Epaphras WADSWORTH, Huntington
Thomas DYER, Assist. P.M.
24 Jan. 1803
William TURRELL gives notice that he intends to carry on the Saddling Business, at the house of Capt. Nathan WALLER. He solicits the favors of the public, and will endeavor to execute his work in such a manner, as to merit a continuance of the employ of those with whose work he may commence business. Repairing Saddles, Harness, &c. punctually attended to. Wheat, Rye, Corn, Beef Hides, or Cash will be taken in payment. Wilkesbarre
List of Titles in Newport Township: See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 2-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
Abraham SMITH (part claimed also by Matthew COVELL and disputed by John FAIRCHILD & others)
Jacob HART (part claimed by Fred’k CRISMAN)
Conrad LINES jun.
Matthew COVELL (part claim by Jonathan SMITH for John HOWARD)
Silas SMITH (all but Martin SMITH’S part)
John ALDEN (for Prince ALDEN)
John ALDEN (part claimed by John FAIRCHILD)
Joab BEEBE (part claimed by Elias HALL)
Abraham SMITH jun.
John FAIRCHILD (part claimed by John ALDEN)
Conrad LINES (part sold to Jacob CRATER)
John NOBLES (part claimed by Elias DECKER, John ALDEN, William & Silas JACKSON)
Nathan WHIPPLE (for heirs of Isaac CAMPBELL) (part claimed by Eleazer MARBLE)
John P. SCHOTT
John HOWARD (part claimed by James STEWART)
Elias DECKER (part claimed by NOBLES and ALDEN)
William & Silas JACKSON (part claimed by John NOBLES)
Eleazer MARBLE (part claimed by WHIPPLE)
Andrew M CLURE
A Bilious, malignant Fever has visited the Inhabitants of Wysox, the past fall and present Winter. Cold weather does not seem to check its progress. The following persons have fallen victims to its rage.
John, aged 22 and Moses, aged 19: sons of Moses COOLBAUGH
Joshua CLARK, aged 22
Miles PEARCE, aged 23
Ebenezer ALLEN, aged 22
Nathaniel MOSIER, aged 25
Betsey, dau. of W. MEANS Esq., aged 7
Polly ECKLAR, aged 20
Betsey SUSAN, aged 17
Two children of Hugh REPPETH
A child of Samuel RUTTY
Mrs. HEAD, a widow
A child of Mr. BUTLER
List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Athens, Jan. 1st:
Rev. Joseph OSBORNE, Tioga
Israel CLARK, Tioga
Nehemiah NORTHROP, Tioga
William HOLDEN, Tioga
Nathan NORTHROP, Tioga
Samuel KELLOG, Smithfield
Dan PARKS, Litchfield
Levi SOPER, Judsburgh
Dan Park, Mauhontowango
Amos MIX, Claverack
William PRENTICE, P.M.
All persons indebted to the subscriber for Ferriages, or in any other way, are requested to make immediate payment, as he is about to remove from the Ferry. Those who neglect to settle by the 20th February, may expect to have to settle with Benjamin CARPENTER, Esq. after that time. Henry HUTCHINS, Exeter.
31 Jan. 1803
Jan. 22 – The court of General Sessions for the county of Columbia, in this state, held a sitting at Claverack last week. The following adjudications took place. Harman HAVER, the father, and John and George HAVER, two sons, for grand Larceny, to hard labor in the State Prison for five years each, Henry HAVER, another son of Harman, for petit larceny, to two years labor; Cuff BUTLER, a black, for grand Larceny, four years labor. The father of the HAVERS was convicted on the testimony of John and George, who were his accomplices in the crime, “Train up a child in the way he should not go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Especially if the parent continues to train his children in their more advanced age. Instances of family depravity equal to the above are not often found. [Note – this may be for Columbia Co., NY?]
Joseph WOODBRIDGE, of Wayne Co., Penna. To Miss Anne, daughter of John HOLLISTER, of Glastenbury, Conn., on 30th Dec. at Glastenbury, by Rev. William LOCKWOOD.
Estate of Isaac BENJAMIN, late of Plymouth, requests payments. Abigail BENJAMIN, Adm’x., Plymouth
Sheriff’s Sale – To be held 14th day of Feb. next at the house of Sylvanus HATCH, Willingborough Twp. Land situated in Willingborough, containing 450+ acres, seized and taken in execution as the property of Ozias STRONG. Mentions land borders on that of Stephen MURCH and Elisha LEONARD. Benj. DORRANCE, Sh’ff
7 Feb. 1803
List of Titles in Pittstown Township – See Nov. 15, 1802 for further information on Certificates being issued. (See p. 2-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
James BROWN (contested by David BROWN)
James BROWN, jun.
Jeremiah BLANCHARD, jun.
Ishmael BENNET, jun.
David BROWN (contested by Ja’s BROWN, sen.
Jeremiah BLANCHARD, sen.
Martha DAVIDSON (Exe’x of estate of Eben’r MARCY)
Joseph FELLOWS (purchased of John BURY)
Ezekiel GOBLE, jun.
Comfort HAZARD (for heirs of J. HAZARD)
William MILLER (wheelwright)
Samuel MILLER, jun.
Wm. & Sam’l MILLER
Martha St. JOHN
William Hooker SMITH
John SCOTT (except that sold to W. KNAPP)
Bennet TAYLOR (for heirs of Stephen HARDING)
14 Feb. 1803
Sheriff’s Sale – Land situated in Willingborough, taken in execution as the property of Ozias STRONG, to be sold Feb. 14th.
Jude GOODALE to Miss Hannah BATES, of Putnam, married on the 29th Dec., by Benjamin NEWBURY, Esq.
Melancholy Accident! On the evening of Monday last, Benjamin JONES, in going up into the highest story of a Mill, at Buttermilk-Falls, unfortunately made a mis-step, fell and broke his neck. He has left a family to lament his untimely end.
Notice – The partnership between Anne and Horace MORSE, is dissolved by mutual agreement. All those indebted to the subscribers are requested to come forward and make immediate payment, and all those who have any demands against the partnership are requested to call on Anne MORSE, who will discharge the same. Anne and Horace MORSE, Plymouth.
Likewise Anne MORSE, would like to inform the public that she has just received a large assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery Ware, &c. &c. which she will sell low for cash, or country produce. A. MORSE
All persons indebted to the subscriber, either by Book or Note for the service of his horse, Apollo, are requested to make immediate payment, otherwise they may expect cost. Benj. GARDNER
List of Titles in Plymouth Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 1-4-t and p. 2-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each):
Rosewell WELLS (for heirs of Zebulon BUTLER)
Jeremiah COLEMAN Heirs
Elisha HARVEY Heirs
Hezekiah ROBERTS, jun.
George P. RANSOM
Noah WADHAMS, jr.
Amariah WATSON (for heirs of Noah PETTIBONE)
George P. RANSOM
Joel & Anna CAMP
Daniel AYERS (for heirs of Samuel AYERS)
21 Feb. 1803
Connecticut Controversy (See p. 1)
David PAINE, Esq., of Athens, Penn. To Miss Phebe LINSLEY, of Linleytown, NY (no date of marriage)
A child of William SHOEMAKER, about three years old, died in this town, by falling into a kettle of boiling water.
28 Feb. 1803
All persons are forewarned from taking an assignment of a note against me from Joseph HITCHCOCK, said note was given to Levi THAYER, on or about the 27th of August, 1796, for sixty dollars, about thirty of which was endorsed on said note, soon after, and the remainder to the full amount has since been paid to said HITCHCOCK, and in equity belongs to me. Therefore shall not pay it again, unless compelled by law. John MURPHY
List of Titles in Salem Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 3-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
Alexander JAMESON (for heirs of Robert JAMESON)
Alexander JAMESON (as attorney to Elijah SIMONS)
Alexander JAMESON (as attorney to Mary WHITE)
Alexander JAMESON (as attorney to heirs of Thomas GRAY)
Alexander JAMESON (as attorney of Samuel GRAY)
Alexander JAMESON (as attorney to Ebenezer GRAY)
Alexander JAMESON (as attorney to Ebenezer GRAY, (guardian of heirs of Samuel GRAY)
George P. RANSON (admin. for heirs of Japhet UTLEY)
John RHOADS (also claimed by William ROSS, Esq.)
Abiel FELLOWS (attorney for Mary SEDGWICK) (contested by Edward PARKS)
Sebastian SEYBERT, Jr.
William ROSS (part claimed by John RHOADS)
Alexander JAMESON, Nathan BEACH and Joseph COREY (Committee for public lands)
1802 Luzerne Co. Statement (See p. 3-4-t)
William & John STARK vs Thomas SPAFFORD (Luzerne Co., ss. Domestic Attachment, returnable to November Term, A. D. 1802)
We the Subscribers being appointed Auditors in the above cause, by the court aforesaid, do hereby give public notice to the creditors of the above Thomas SPAFFORD, that they present their accounts and demands properly attested to the subscribers, at the house of Ambrose DIXON in the township of Tunkhannock, on the 30th day of the ensuing March, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, in order that the same may be audited and adjusted according to law, and the rule of the said Court made in the aforesaid cause. Benjamin CARPENTER, James SUTTON and James SCOVELL.
7 March 1803
List of Titles in Huntington Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 2-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
Obel FELLOWS (for heirs of Ephraim FELLOWS)
Charles E. GAYLORD
Charles E. GAYLORD and Mehitable MONROE (admin. for heirs of Nathan MONROE)
Esther LAWRENCE (by Tarbill WHITNEY)
Timothy HOPKINS (attorney to John Sergeant HOPKINS)
Enos SEWARD, jun.
Obadiah SCOTT, jun.
Abiel SUTLIFFE (for heirs of Abel SUTLIFFE)
Solon TRESCOTT (attorney for Samuel TRESCOTT)
Amariah WATSON (for heirs of Noah PETTIBONE)
Abiel FELLOWS and Stephen HARRISON
Samuel GREEN, Editor of the Connecticut Gazette married to Miss Mary, daughter of Capt. Jared STARR, of New London, at New London. (no date of marriage)
14 March 1803
Address to the Connecticut Settlers out of the Seventeen Townships and also the Pennsylvania Claimants in Luzerne County. See p. 2 for letter. Signed:
Eliud R. WALLER
Benjamin CARPENTER jun.
Hezekiah ROBERTS, jun.
George P. RANSOM
Matthias VAN LOON
Noah WADHAMS, jun.
Martin VAN DUYNE
Joel B. BURRIT
Jehoiada P. JOHNSON
Jacob W. JOHNSON
Wm. H. SMITH
Isaac D. TRIPP
Sale of the property of Elisha DECKER, late of Nescopeck, to be held April 1st, to be held at the house of Elias DECKER, Newport Twp. Eve DECKER and Elias DECKER, Admin.
Estate of Elisha DECKER, late of Nescopeck Twp., requests payments. Eve DECKER and Elias DECKER, Admin.
21 March 1803
Estate of Timothy HOPKINS, late of Huntington Twp., request payments. James HOPKINS, Adm’r, Huntington.
Estate of Phinehas KINGSBURY, late of Burlington Twp., request payments. Denison KINGSBURY, Adm’r, Ulster
Estate of Benjamin JONES, jun., late of Northmoreland Twp., requests payments. Lewis JONES, Adm’r
28 March 1803
Invitation – The subscriber invites all those indebted to him by note or book account to make payment on or before the 15th of April next, From his long indulgence he flatters himself that all those concerned will pay attention. George MILLER, Tunkhannock
Isaac CAMP, of Wyalusing to Miss Polly LACY, of Braintrim, on the 10th inst., by Henry CHAMPION, Esq.
Murray MANVILLE married to Miss Jane WIGTON, both of Braintrim, on the 17th inst.
Whereas Lucretia, my wife, has left my bed and board without any provocation, I therefore forbid all persons trusting her on my account, being determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date. I also forbid all persons trusting her son, Thomas D. WRIGHT, on my account (he being under age.) Solomon JOHNSON, Wilkesbarre, March 26, 1803
4 April 1803
Letter to the editor from “Old Settlers in the County of Luzerne” on the Wyoming Controversy (See p. 1 for letter) Signed:
Samuel AVERY (The first man that made a fence and cut a road in Wilkesbarre)
Mason F. ALDEN
Silas JACKSON, of Newport married to Miss Elizabeth SAYERS, of Sunbury, at Sunbury on Monday evening the 21st ult.
List of Titles in Kingston Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 2-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
John Paul SCHOTT
Isaac Dow TRIPP
Christian G. OEHMIG
William SHAY (by Sears SHAY)
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, April 1st: (Note – town spelled two ways)
Col. Robert FAULKNER, Pittstown
Joseph BILES, Pittstown or Exeter
Col. John JENKINS, Exeter
John MOORE, Luzerne Co.
Jedediah STEPHENS, Exeter
Wm. SLOCUM, P. M.
11 April 1803
18 April 1803
Reuben HALE married to Miss Wealthy, dau. of Capt. Isaac TRACY, at Claverack (no date of marriage)
Luther HINMAN married to Miss Catharine SALISBURY, at Claverack (no date of marriage)
John BACKUS married to Miss Jerusha, daughter of Jedidiah HEWIT, at Rindaw (no date of marriage)
John MINTS married to Miss Nancy, dau. of Ezekiel BROWN, married at Rindaw (no date of marriage)
Capt. William GALLUP, died at Kingston at an advanced age (no date of death)
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Athens, April 1st:
Anthony COURTRIGHT, Tioga
Uriah SPENCER, Tioga
Sylvia NORTHROP, Tioga
Philip CRANS, Shepard’s Mill
Jacob GIBSON, Drake Settlement
Eli HOLCOM, Old Sheshequin
David JAYNE, near Tioga
Gilbert Smith, Mauhontowango
Amos MIX, Wysox
William GILL, Hale’s Mills
Luther GOZARD, Judsburg
Benjamin STONE, Towandee
John NEWAL, Towandee
Peter EDSALL, Towandee
Peter or Nathl. Edsall, Towandee
William PRENTICE, P. M.
This is to inform all persons, whom it may concern in the county of Luzerne, that the subscribers have been appointed by Henry DRINKER of the city of Philadelphia, Merchant, his lawful attornies as will appear by reference to the records of said county, and are authorised and impowered to represent the said Henry DRINKER, and on his behalf to contract for, and dispose of his property, as well as in divers other respects to act in his place and stead. John HILBORN and John TYLER, Nine Partners, (so called) Nicholson Township.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
Elisha ATHERTON, Kingston
Jeremiah ALLEN, Plymouth
Ebenezer BARTLET, Nicholson
Jonathan BUTLER, Wilkesbarre
Nath’l BUTLER, Wilkesbarre
James BARROTT, Wilkesbarre
Waitstill BAKER, Plymouth
Jesse BURROUGH, Kingston
Mary CHOREN, Wilkesbarre
John COURTRIGHT, Wilkesbarre
Henry DOVISPEEK, Luzerne Co.
John DUNN, Luzerne Co.
Isaac DECKER, Wilkesbarre
Nathaniel DISBERRY, Kingston
John EWING, Hanover
John FAIRCHILD, Wilkesbarre
Margaret GOOD, Wilkesbarre
Obadiah GORE, jun., Wilkesbarre
Joseph HITCHCOCK, Hanover
Zachariah HARTSHOUGH, Kingston
Richard HALSTEAD, Capowse
Thomas JORDAN, Kingston
Philip JACKSON, Kingston
Nicholas LUTVENS, Wilkesbarre
Conrad LINES, Wilkesbarre
James MEARS, Wilkesbarre
Thomas NEWELL, Great-Bend
Thomas OVERTON, Luzerne Co.
Thomas PATTERSON, Wilkesbarre,
Elisha BENNET, Newport
John PASMORE, Auburn
Alfred RUGGLES, Hanover
Col. George P. RANSOM, Plymouth
James REEDER, Newport
Edmond RUSSEL, Orwell
William P. SMITH, Wilkesbarre
John STORY, Wilkesbarre
Thomas STEPHENS, Huntington
Valentine SANTEE, Salem
Daniel SPENCER, Hanover
David SMITH jun., Exeter
John STAPLES, Wyoming
Samuel STURDEVANT, Braintrim
Hezekiah SMITH, Northmoreland
John TAYLOR, Providence
David TAYLOR, Nicholson
John TYLER, Nine-Partners
Stephen TRIPP, Providence
Silas TORRY, Huntington
Benjamin VENDEMARK, Wyoming
Noah WADHAMS, Esq., Plymouth
John YOUMANS, Kingston
Thomas DYER, A. P. M.
25 April 1803
Taken up the first Fresh this spring, between two and three thousand feet of inch White Pine Boards, at Forty Fort landing. The owner may prove property, pay charges, and take them away.
Philip JACKSON and Gideon UNDERWOOD, Kingston
The court of Quarter Sessions for this county, on Wednesday passed sentence on the Rioters, who were concerned in the outrage upon Bartlet HINDS, the 29th December last. The defendants submitted to the mercy of the court.
The President then addressed them, in an appropriate speech; forcibly representing the enormity of their offence; the folly – the wickedness as well as the danger, of persisting in their attempts to resist the power of the State, and the due execution of its laws; recommending contrition for the past; &a peaceable demeanor in future; and concluded in the following terms.
It is incumbent on the Court, in passing sentence upon you, particularly in assessing the fines, to have an eye to the nature of the offence, and to the fortune and ability of the defendants, and we desire it may be particularly noticed, that the fines now imposed, originate in the knowledge, the Court have of your circumstances and inability, to bear heavier mulcts. We are solely restrained by the constitutional injunction “that fines shall not be excessive” from inflicting penalties upon you, proportioned to the nature of the outrage committed.
The judgement of the Court is, that Ichabod HALSEY, Salmon BOSWORTH, Isaac BROWNSON, Jabez HYDE jun. and Ephraim FAIRCHILD, be imprisoned in the common goal of the county of Luzerne, for three months, that Ichabod HALSEY pay a find of ten dollars to the commonwealth, and that Salmon BOSWORTH, Isaac BROWNSON, Jabez HYDE jun. and Ephraim FAIRCHILD, pay to the said Commonwealth, each the sum of twenty dollars. And that Dimon BOSTWICK, Nathan STEPHENS, John PASSMORE, Asa LATHROP, Samuel ROBINSON, Seril PECK, Loyd GOODSALL, Joseph UTTER and Ezekiel MOWREY, do each of them pay a fine of thirty dollars to the Commonwealth; and that each and every of you (lists names again) do give surety to the Commonwealth in five hundred dollars, with one freeholder each in the like sum of five hundred dollars, for your good behavior for the space of one year, that you pay the costs of prosecution.” & c.
2 May 1803
Turnpike – An Act – The governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for making an artificial road, by the best and nearest rout, from the borough of Easton in the county of Northampton to the town of Wilkesbarre, in the county of Luzerne.
Subscription for the Stock of the “Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road” will be opened at $50 each share, with $10 to be paid at the time of subscribing. 400 shares will be subscribed at Philadelphia, 200 shares at Easton and 600 shares at Wilkesbarre. Henry DRINKER, Benjamin R. MORGAN, Thomas ALLIBONE, Samuel SITGREAVES, John HERSTER, Daniel WAGENER, Lord BUTLER, Lawrence MYERS, Thomas WRIGHT, Commissioners
For Sale – 170 acres of land situated in the Township of Hanover, about two miles from the town of Wilkesbarre. For particulars enquire of John P. ARNDT, Innkeeper in Wilkesbarre, or the subscriber living in Hanover. Jacob ROSENCRANS.
Joseph ROBERTSON married to Mrs. Sarah, widow of the late Daniel HOLLY, at Standing-Stone, on the 21st April, by Moses COOLBAUGH, Esq.
The subscriber at the sign of the “Free-Masons’ Coat of Arms”, in Wilkesbarre, most respectfully informs his friends and the public in general, that he keeps a public house of entertainment, those who please to favor him with their custom may depend on every attention being paid to them, with the thanks of their humble servant. Jonathan HANCOCK
Estate of Jabez GEROULD, late of Ulster Township, require payments. Dutee RICE, Adm’x.
9 May 1803
Thomas LITTLE, died on the 19th inst. of consumption, in the Pennsylvania Hospital, to whose care the Lunatics of the house, were entrusted for many years.
List of letters remaining at the Post Office at Braintrim, April 1st:
Jane GORDEN, Springfield
Samuel BARBER, Wyalusing
Joshua W. RAYNSFORD, Rush
Henry CHAMPION, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Post Office at Wyalusing (no date):
Capt. Bartlet HINDS, Wyalusing
Ebenezer INGRAM, Wyalusing
Stephen CHARLOT, Wyalusing
Humphrey BROWN, Wyalusing
Samuel GORDON, Wyalusing
Benjamin ACKELY, Wyalusing
John HORTON, Wyalusing
Andrew HAXTON, of ?
Mr. RUSSEL, Meshoppen
John V. BEGDILIVER, Asylum
Daniel STERLING, P. M.
16 May 1803
Strayed on the 5th inst. from the plantation of Isaac WELCH, on Bowman’s Creek, about nine miles from its confluence with the Susquehannah, a bright sorrel mare, with a blaze in her face, between 13 and 14 hands high, a natural trotter and shod all round. Whoever will take up said mare and secure her so that I may get her again, shall be handsomely rewarded and all reasonable charges paid by Samuel HEATH, Plymouth
List of Titles in Providence Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 3-4-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
Zebulon BUTLER Heirs (part claimed by Conrad LUTZ)
John S. HOPKINS
Conrad LUTZ (part claimed by BUTLER heirs)
Ebenezer & Benja. SLOCUM
James ABBOT & John TAYLOR (Town Committee) (part sold to Rev’d Wm. BISHOP)
Isaac TRIPP (part claimed by Town Committee – all but a part sold to Stephen TRIPP and Isaac TRIPP jun.)
Isaac TRIPP jr.
Preserved TAYLOR (part claimed by Town Committee)
H. D. TRIPP
23 May 1803
Mrs. MARY, wife of Capt. Stephen FULLER, died at Sheshequin on Thursday the 5th inst., after six days illness with the pleurisy, in the 72nd year of her age.
Charles CARSCADAN, wheelwright, died very suddenly at Plymouth on Tuesday last.
John PUDER, an elderly man, died in Hanover Twp. (no date of death)
William WILSON, Esq., died at his plantation in Lycoming County, one of the Commissioners under the Act of April 4, 1799, aged about 45 years. He was elected a Member of the State Legislature at the two last elections
Mrs. WILSON, consort of William WILSON, Esq. (listed above) died about the same time.
30 May 1803
James TETOR married to Miss Sally, dau. of Capt. Nathan WALLER, married on Thursday evening by James CAMPBELL, Esq. (See 4 June for correction to this marriage)
Mrs. Esther, consort of Maj. Theodore WOODBRIDGE, died at Canaan, Wayne Co. Her death was occasioned by a Cancer (no date of death)
Those persons in Luzerne County who are indebted to Jacob ARNDT, jun. late Merchant of Easton, either by Bond, Note or Book Accounts, are requested to call on the subscriber (who is authorised to settle the same) and discharge their respective accounts; otherwise they will be dealt with according to law. Philip ARNDT, Wilkesbarre
4 June 1803 – CHANGED TO SATURDAY PUBLICATION
To those persons indebted at the store lately kept by Thomas FISH, in Hanover, that the books and papers generally are placed in the hands of James CAMPBELL, Esq. who is authorised to settle them. Any person neglecting to attend to this notice will be called on agreeable to law. Zeb. BUTLER, Wilkesbarre
Fire at Troy (May 3) – On Sunday morning last about four o’clock, a fire was discovered breaking out from a hatter’s shop owned and occupied by Jonathan HATCH, in the north part of the village. In the short space of two hours eleven buildings were laid in ruins. The block being compact and the materials principally pine, rendered the more inflammable from the remarkable dryness of the season – baffled every well directed attempt of the citizens. Fortunately no lives were lost, nor any person materially injured, though, many were eminently exposed and several barely escaped the flames. Including the destruction of furniture, &c, and damages, the whole loss may be moderately estimated at $8000.
In our last paper, an error occurred in the publication of a Marriage. The following is correct: Conrad TEETOR married to Miss Sally, dau. of Capt. Nathan WALLER
Conrad TEETOR, Intends to carry on the Saddling Business at the house on Bank Street a few rods North of Messrs ROSSETT & DOYLE’S store, Wilkesbarre. New Saddles and Bridles, for gentlemen or ladies, furnished on the shortest notice: and repairs Saddles, Bridles, Harness & c. carefully attended to. Every favor suitably acknowledged; Grain or Hides will be taken in payment; and cash not refused.
Alexander ROSENCRANS, Will carry on the Tayloring Business at the same place. He solicits the favors of his friends and the public generally; and by strict attention to his business, will endeavor to give his employer’s satisfaction. Wilkesbarre.
$3 Reward – Ranaway from the subscriber on Saturday, 21st of May last, an apprentice boy, named John ROSWELL, about 15 years old, he had when he ran away, a pair of linen striped overalls, muslin shirt, clouded yellow and green cotton jacket, wool hat. This is to forewarn all persons trusting or harboring him, on penalty of the law. Whoever will take him and fetch him to the subscriber, shall receive the above reward, and all reasonable charges paid by me. Thomas BENNET, Newport.
11 June 1803
List of Titles in Putnam Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 3-4-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
William & Asahel ATHERTON
John BARBER (attorney for Josephine BARBER)
James BROWN (for heirs of BATES)
John HARDING and Benjamin JENKINS
Jacob HART and Alexander COLT
John M’CORD and George MILLER
Gideon OSTERHOUT jun.
Estate of Major Oliver DODGE, late of Wyalusing, requests payments. Abigail DODGE, Admin’x, Wyalusing
18 June 1803
Jeremiah SHAW, jun. married to Miss Betsey FITCH, on the 5th inst., at Sheshequin, by Rev’d Elisha HUTCHINSON, both of Sheshequin
25 June 1803
2 July 1803
$20 Reward – Ran away from the subscriber, to escape justice, on the 20th inst., a certain John TAYLOR who was lodged in my custody for the purpose of committing him to the goal of the proper county, or for his procuring security for his appearance at the next quarter sessions to be held in and for the county of Luzerne to answer a complaint of seducing an orphan girl, a minor, to elope from her lawful home, and feloniously taking away sundry articles of cloathing. Said TAYLOR is about 25 years old, about six feet high, and of a light, or sandy complexion, something of a resolute and conceited air, says he was from Juniata, towards which place or Owego, in the state of New York, it is expected he has laid his course. Whoever will apprehend the said TAYLOR, and deliver him to me, or lodge him in the goal of said county, shall receive the above reward. William W. SPALDING, Const., Ulster, Luzerne Co.
9 July 1803
For Sale at the Printing Office of A. & C. MINER – The celebrated Aromatic Paste for the Teeth and Gums (50 cents per box)
List of Letters remaining at the Post Office in Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
Elijah AYERS, Plymouth
Cornelius ATHERTON, Providence
Jacob OFFENCOP, Wilkesbarre
Amos BALDWIN, Bedford
Saley BOOANE, Plymouth
Jared BALDWIN, Plymouth
John BUCHANON, Shickshinny
Ishmael BENNETT, Wilkesbarre
Samuel BLYTH, Wilkesbarre
George BOYD, Wilkesbarre
Jonath. BAILEY, Wilkesbarre
Gilbert CARPENTER, Kingston
Heman CHAPMAN, Huntington
Robert CATHCART, Hanover
Ja’s CAMPBELL, Hanover
Ebenezer COBURN, Orwell
John FORD, Springfield
Nathaniel FITCH, Northmoreland
Chester GRIDLEY, Greyam
Aaron GILLET, Wilkesbarre
Hallet GALLUP, Kingston
Peter GRUBB, Kingston
Elizabeth GALLENTINE, Kingston
John HUNNEYWELL, Bedford
Naphtali HURLBUT, Wilkesbarre
Joel G. HALL, Wilkesbarre
David HALL, Canaan
Asa JONES, Canaan
Moses JOHNSON, Salem
Caleb JENKES, Orwell
John JENKINS, Kingston
Peter P. LANDAS, G. Bend
Robert LEWIS, Brier Creek
Mary M’CRACKER, Brier Creek
David MOREHOUSE, Northmoreland
John MONTANYE, Wyoming
Gabriel MORRISON, Wilkesbarre
Samuel NEWCOMB, Ruby
Enoch OGDEN, Wilkesbarre
Abel Pierce, Kingston
David PERKINS, Kingston
Samuel PEASE, Wilkesb’e
Reuben ROWLEY, Alba
Benjamin STORKEY, Wyoming
Joel ROGERS, Plymouth
James RALSTON, Wilkesbarre
Hezekiah KEED, Wilkesbarre
James SEARCH, Huntington
John STAPLES, Providence
Maria SHOEMAKER, Kingston
Joseph SWETLAND, Kingston
Tho’s SAMBURN, Wilkesbarre
David STEWART, Wilkesbarre
Preserved TAYLOR, Providence
Mary TRACY, Dandolo
William TRUCKS, Kingston
Uriah WILLIAMS, Huntington
Eph’m WHITE, Wilkesbarre
Charles WILLIAMS, Wilkesbarre
Noah WADHAMS, Plymouth
John N. WOOLLEY, Plymouth
Thomas DYER, A. P. M.
16 July 1803
Charles M’CLURE, merchant of Bath, died on the evening of the 28th ult., at Tioga Point, of Asthma. He being a Mason, was buried with Masonic honors, by the brethren of Tioga Lodge, the following day. A large number of people attended his funeral, to whom a short and appropriate address was delivered by Moses PARK, Esq.
Miss Hannah, daughter of Daniel MOORE, of Athens, died about midnight of June 23rd, aged about 11 years
The subscriber informs his friends and the Public in general, that he has commenced the Hatting Business in Wilkesbarre, the next door to John P. ARNDT’S Inn, where he intends to keep a general assortment of Wool and Fur Hats. Which he will dispose of, at the most reduced price, for Cash or produce. He will pay the highest price for Furs. Isaac CARPENTER.
23 July 1803
List of letters remaining at the Post Office, Athens, July 1st:
Clarissa EVARTS, Athens
Robert MERRIT, Athens
Mindwell SPENCER, Athens
Alvin BINGHAM, Athens
Joshua BARTLETT, Tioga
Saml. WESTBROOK, Tioga
Flavil KEMBALL, Tioga
Sol. BEARDSLY, Sugar-Creek
Joseph WESTCOAT, Sugar-Creek
Wm. RATHBUN, Penn. State
Oliver WILBUR, Abbington
Jona. KELLOG, Portsmouth
Elijah TOWNER, Sheshequin
Amos MIX, Wysox
Roswell GOFF, Chemung
Wm. PRENTICE, P. M.
The Public are informed that my wife, Mary, has eloped from my bed and board, and taken from me property to the amount of Fifty Pounds, – Among which was a bond for Twenty Pounds, dated April 23, 1802, and given the subscriber by John SHLOTTER, of Hamilton Twp., Northampton Co. All persons are warned not to purchase the above bond as I shall immediately forbid the payment. They are likewise forbidden to trust or harbor her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Philip MYER, Newport
30 July 1803
The Subscribers having been appointed by the Court of Commissioners of the County of Luzerne, Trustees to Peter BULLARD, an Insolvent Debtor, give notice to all persons who may have any claim against the said Peter to exhibit them to the said Trustees on the 4th Monday of August, at the house of John P. ARNDT, Innkeeper, in Wilkesbarre, when they will attend. Lawrence MYERS and Matthew COVELL
Melancholy Accident – On the 20th inst. a young man at Willingborough, in this county, lost his life from the accidental discharge of a rifle. The following are the particulars: Several persons were standing at the door of Benjamin BUCK, where Daniel BUCK was loading a rifle; after putting in the powder and wadding, he had rammed it down, leaving the rod in the muzzle of the piece; it lay on his arm; after priming, and shutting the pan, it went off at half cock, and the ramrod pierced the body of Geo., son of John FOOT, of Lawsville, but late from Arlington, Vermont. His age was about 20 years; he was taken into the house of Mr. BUCK, where he lay in extreme pain until next day at one o’clock P.M. when he expired. A jury of inquest was impaneled; whose verdict was “Accidental Death.” His funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, and a sermon adapted to the occasion, was preached by Rev. Daniel BUCK. This, with many other accidents of the kind, should induce people to use firearms more cautiously.
On Tuesday, the 27th inst., was launched from the boat-yard of Messrs. Philip and John P. ARNDT, the beautiful boat, John Franklin (named in honor of the celebrated patriot of Luzerne) She is about 12 tons burthen, and is calculated for a sail-boat.
Sheriff’s Sale – August 15th – Land situated in Hanover Townshiph, taken in execution as the property of Andrew LEE, surviving partner of LEE and MOORE. Benjamin DORRANCE, Sh’ff
6 August 1803
$10 Reward – Ran away from the Subscriber on Sunday the thirty first of July, an apprentice boy, named Isaac SICKER, between 18 and 19 eyars of age; about five feet ten inches high; of a dark complexion with light brown hair; bends a little forward when he walkes. He took from the house a Silver Watch, and several articles of cloathing. Whoever will return him shall received the above reward, or the Watch only, Five Dollars. Henry HUTCHINGS, Kingston
13 Aug. 1803
1000 Bear Skins of good quality, wanted by the subscribers, for which the highest price in cash will be given. ROSSETT & DOYLE, Wilkesbarre
List of Titles in Exeter Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 1-3-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
James (no surname)(as agent for Jonathan SCOVELL)
Benja. SMITH, jr.
20 August 1803
At a meeting of the inhabitants and settlers of Sugar-Creek Settlement (settled under the Connecticut Susquehannah Company’s purchase) at the house of John BALLAD, 2nd on said creek, on Aug. 10th: Nathan FELLOWS was chosen chairman and Nathaniel ALLEN, clerk of said meeting. After taking into consideration the situation of the settlers and inhabitants so as aforesaid convened, and what may be the object or views of the adverse claimants, in sending an agent, or spy amongst us. It was unanimously resolved and 4 resolutions adopted (See p. 1-3-t for resolutions and letter written to Dr. ROSE) This document was signed by the following:
Thomas BALLAD, jun.
Ebenezer WILSON, jun.
Estate of Isaac BENJAMIN, late of Plymouth, requests payments. Abigail BENJAMIN, Admx., Plymouth
Jabez HYDE married to Miss Lucy SMITH, at Rush (no date of marriage)
Joseph BUTTERFIELD married to Miss Sally BABCOCK, at Rush (no date of marriage)
On the 15th inst., Hon. Court of Oyer and Terminer &c. commenced its sessions in this town. John DOLTON having been indicted by the Grand Jury for the murder of Amos HOLBURD, was arraigned and pled Not Guilty. On Wednesday he was brought to the bar to take his trial. They Jury returned a verdict on Friday of Murder in the second degree. To be imprisoned at hard labor for the term of eighteen years, three whereof you shall spend in the solitary cells, and that you pay the cost of prosecution. He was taken to Philadelphia to received his punishment
(See p. 3-1-t for more on case)
Mary, wife of Thomas WRIGHT, died about seven o’clock, this evening, of a paralytic disorder, with which she had been confined several weeks. She was 63 years old. She was a member of the Society of Friends; and during her distressing illness evinced a strong faith in the promises of the gospel, by the patience with which she endured her sufferings. An affectionate partner – a tender patient- a sincere friend – and a good neighbor – her death will long be regretted by her numerous relatives and friends.
27 August 1803
Came to the house of the subscriber on the 5th Jan. last, five geese. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away. Silas SMITH, Newport
3 Sept. 1803
Andrew ELY, jun., died at Pittstown, last Wednesday, aged 21 years
$50 Reward – Made his escape on the night of the 26th August last, a certain Job IRISH, taken on a case of debt at the suit of Matthias HOLLENBACK. Said IRISH is about five feet, ten or eleven inches high, dark complexion, black hair, had on when he went away a red plush vest a blue coat and blue striped over-alls; took with him a bright bay Stud Horse, taken in execution as the property of IRISH & FRANKLIN. Whoever takes up said IRISH, and secures him in Luzerne County Jail, so the subscriber can have him and horse again, shall receive the above reward with reasonable charges paid by Benj. DORRANCE, Sheriff, Luzerne Co.
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. 1 (See p. 2-1-t)
10 Sept. 1803
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. 2 & 3 (See p. 2-1-m)
John HUGHES to Miss Anne, dau. of John KONKLE, Esq., all of Newtown, Tioga Co., NY, at Newtown on Sept. 3rd by John MILLER, Esq.
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Capt. Nathaniel LANDON, and formerly wife of Capt. Robert DURKEE (who was slain in the Battle of July 1778), died last Saturday in Kingston, aged 65 years.
List of Titles in Northmoreland Township. See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 3-2-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each)
Benjamin DORRANCE (Att’y of Lem. DORRANCE)
Benjamin DORRANCE (Att’y of John DORRANCE)
Roswell WELLS (contested by KEELER)
Land For Sale – Situated in Luzerne Co. One tract on west side of the north-east branch of the Susquehanna River, at the mouth of Hunlock’s Creek, containing about 1700 acres, 200 of which in point of soil, is equal to any in the world, and about 50 acres of the same in a state of cultivation; on which are erected an excellent Saw-Mill, two Dwelling Houses and a tolerable good
Barn. One other tract, situated in Newport containing about 100 acres. One other tract in Kingston containing about 200 acres. For all of which a good and indisputable title will be given to the purchaser. For terms, apply to the subscriber in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, to Nathan BEACH, Esq., in Salem Township, Luzerne Co., or to James MAIRES, living on the first above mentioned premises. Wm. STEWART. [Note his estate listed in 24 Sept. 1803]
17 Sept. 1803
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. IV (See p. 2-1-m)
To Be Sold – On the premises at 10 o’clock on October 10th next, on a reasonable credit. Two adjoining lots of Land containing 5 acres each with a good dwelling House and Store, Well of water with a pump in it, Orchard of Apple trees, Pair and Peach Trees, situated in Kingston, about three miles above Wilkesbarre. Also one lot of 4 acres, with a House and Stable thereon and a good ferry attached to it, situated on the Susquehanna river, in Kingston. Also 3 acres of wood, near those lots, on large Flat, one canoe, one Cart and Harness, some Farming Utensils, Household furniture, Store Goods, a valuable Covering Horse, some horned Cattle, Swine and Lumber. Malachi SHOEMAKER & Co., Kingston.
24 Sept. 1803
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. V (See p. 2-1-m)
Estate of William STEWART, late of East Hanover Township, Dauphin Co., requests payments.
Notice is hereby given to all concerned, that the Copartnership of Isaac BOWMAN and James RUTTER, under the firm of BOWMAN & RUTTER, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All who are indebted to said firm, are requested to make payments by the 20th of October next, to Isaac BOWMAN, who is authorized to receipt in full. Wilkesbarre.
Mrs. R., wife of Nathan KINGSLEY, Esq., died at Wyalusing on Tuesday last, of consumption, in the 63rd year of her age.
1 Oct. 1803
To be rented for one, two or three years, a Plantation, containing 200 acres, situated two miles from the Susquehanna, on Wyalusing Creek – 35 acres cleared – 2 acres of excellent meadow , will cut 4 tons of hay each season. There are on the premises a small lot house, 22 feet by 18, well floored and sealed – a frame Barn, 40 by 30 feet with a good spring near the house – and a Grist- Mill and Saw-Mill in good order, in the heart of a flourishing settlement; the place abounding with the best of White Pine, Maple, White Oak, &c. suitable for sawing and can be rafted from the Mill. Possession will be given in two weeks or any day that a Tenant may choose, 25 Acres may be put into Rye this fall. For terms apply to Thomas WRIGHT, Wilkesbarre or Joseph C. TOWN, living on the premises.
Will be sold in Wilkesbarre, the 12th November, at the house of Judge FELL, about 8,000 acres of land lying in Luzerne Co. between the waters of Towandee and Sugar-Creek, located in the name
of Charles CARROL, by warrants # 1499, 1500, 1501, 1502, 1502, 1504, 1498, 1505. Also 466 acres of land laying north of Sugar Creek, being part of warrant #1496. The legal title to the said lands is in Charles CARROL, who means to dispose of them to raise a sum of money due him by James WILSON, deceased. Richard CANTON (Attorney for Charles CARROL), Wilkesbarre.
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. VI (See p. 2-4-t)
All persons are hereby forewarned not to take an assignment of a Bond given by the subscriber to Jesse SCOTT, for $142, bearing date October 11, 1802. Said bond was obtained by fraud, and I am determined not to pay it unless compelled by law. Benjamin STACKHOUSE, Huntington.
8 Oct. 1803
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. VII. (See 3-1-t) [See 12 Nov. 1803 – for article which should follow this one – but mislaid]
Daniel LUM married to Miss Sally BALEY, at Braintrim by Henry V. CHAMPION, Esq. (no date of marriage)
William CAMP married to Miss Jedidah LACEY, at Braintrim, by Henry V. CHAMPION, Esq. (no date of marriage)
Jesse EDSALL married to Miss Polly CANFIELD, at Wyalusing by J. Hancock (no date of marriage)
Estate of Nathaniel MOZIER, late of Wysox, requests payments. Moses COOLBAUGH, Adm’r, Wysox.
List of letters remaining at the Wilkesbarre Post Office, Oct. 1st: (W) = Those letters annexed, are directed to Wilkesbarre:
Cornelius ATHERTON, Providence
Nathan BEACH, Salem
Joshua BENNET, Kingston
John BOWMAN, Kingston (W)
Oliver BARRETT, Auburn
Rev. Michael COFFIN, Plymouth
Thomas CASE, Plymouth
James CAMPBELL, Hanover
William CALDWELL, Hanover
Cornelius CORTWRIGHT, Providence
Joseph DALTON, Providence (W)
Phebe DALTON, Providence
Joseph FELLOWS, Providence (W)
Samuel FERRIS, Providence
Henry FELTON, Thorn Bottom
Nathan FELLOWS, Armenia
Ephraim FAIRCHILD, Plymouth
John FAIRCHILD, Plymouth
Joseph HITCHCOCK, Plymouth
Christian HEINS, Plymouth
Peter HARTSHOUGH, Plymouth
John HEATH, Plymouth (W)
Thomas HARVEY, Hunt’n
Seth HOLMES, Great Bend
Sylvanus HATCH, Great Bend
John HILBOURN, Great Bend
Hallet GALLUP, Kingston
Betsey GALLENTINE, Kingston
Daniel GORE, Huntington
Philip GOSS, Huntington (W)
Uzaly JENKINS, Plymouth
Eliza JACKSON, Kingston
James IRWINE, Kingston
John KENNEDY, Kingston
Margaret LARCK, Kingston (W)
Ammi LAWRENCE, Huntington
Humphrey MILLIGE, Plymouth
Sally MORGAN, Plymouth
Andrew M’CLURE, Plymouth
George MEANS, Plymouth (W)
Samuel NICHOLSON, Newport
William NELSON, Newport (W)
Thomas OVERTON, Buttermilk-falls
Ebenezer PARISH, Kingston
James POLHEMUS, Kingston
John PIERCE, Kingston (W)
Daniel POINT, Luzerne Co.
Levi RAWSON, Newport
Alfred RUGGLES, Newport
Mary RUTTER, Newport
Joseph REEDER, Newport
Abner SUPER, Huntington
Jesse SPENCER, Huntington
James SCOVELL, Huntington
Archibald SMILIE, Huntington
Obadiah SCOTT, Huntington (W)
James THOMAS, New Canaan
Benjamin VENDERMARK, Newport
Nathan WHIPPLE, Hanover
Charles WILLIAMS, Huntington
Avery WIGHTMAN, Huntington
Tarbill WHITNEY, Huntington (W)
Caleb WRIGHT, Hunlock’s Creek
Tho’s DYER, Assist. P. M.
15 Oct. 1803
All persons who are indebted to the subscriber for the services of his horse, Shakespeare, are hereby desired to make payment by the 10th day of October next, at the several places where the horse was kept, during the season, and save themselves costs. Comfort CARY, Hanover.
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. VIII. (See 2-1-t)
Caleb ADAMS, had been tried, and found guilty of the murder of Oliver WOODWORTH, by the Supreme Court sitting at Windham, Conn. He is to be executed on Tuesday the 29th day of Nov. next.
Taken from the pasture of Henry CORTRIGHT, Jacob’s Plains, on the night of 3rd Oct., a white horse, about fourteen hands high, eight years old, with old shoes on before; has never been dock’d; a natural slow trotter. Also a brown mare, about 12 years old, branded on the near fore shoulder I. B. a natural pacer; supposed to be with foal; having no shoes on. Whoever will return said horse and mare to the subscriber, shall receive $10 reward, or $5 for either. And whoever will give any information of them, shall be generously rewarded for their trouble. Nathan AMES, Wilkesbarre, Plains.
22 Oct. 1803
Election for County Commissioner’s, on 11th inst:
Ezekiel HYDE, 526 votes; Lord BUTLER, 338 votes and Benjamin PERRY, 34 votes
Richard SMITH, Esq., of Burlington, NJ, died at Natchez, Sept. 18th after a lingering illness. He was a member of the first Congress.
Came into the inclosure of the subscriber about the 20th Sept., Eleven Geese. They being troublesome visitors, the owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away. Oliver PETTIBONE, Kingston
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. No. IX. (See 4-2-b)
29 Oct. 1803
List of letters remaining at the Post Office in Athens, Oct. 1st:
Electa LOOMIS, Tioga
John RICHARDSON, Tioga
Isaiah JONES, Tioga
Daniel SWARTWOOCK, Tioga
John GRIFFITH, Tioga
Matthew BIGGS, Tioga
Eleazer MULFORD, Tioga
Bolty DEHART, Tioga
Frederick EVARTS, Athens
Augustus SPENCER, Athens
James NYE, Athens
John HAMILTON, Athens
Tho’s AVERIL, Sugar-Creek
Abiel FOSTER, Sugar-Creek
Samuel COVELL, Towanday
Amos BENNET, Standing Stone
Elijah TOWNER, Sheshequin
James COOK, Judsburg
Abner BULLARD, Ulster
Wm. PRENTICE, P.M.
The Asylum Company lists several large tracts of land for sale – In Luzerne, Lycoming, Northumberland Co., by James GIBSON, Esq., Philadelphia (See p. 1-3-t)
All persons are hereby warned, not to take an assignment of a Note for One Hundred Dollars, executed by the subscribers, sometime in June 1802, to Isaac BALDWIN, of Newtown, NY. The consideration having failed, we shall not pay said Note, unless compelled by law. Isaac D. TRIPP and Malachi SHOEMAKER
5 Nov. 1803
Ambrose TILLE, of Nescopeck married to Miss Anna, daughter of George ESPY, Esq., on Thursday the 26th ult., by John T. MILLER, Esq.
List of letters remaining at the Post Office in Wyalusing, Oct. 1st:
Jesse ETSELL, Rush Twp.
Jeremiah GEER, Rush Twp.
Isaac PRATT, Rush Twp.
Lydia CHAPMAN, Rush Twp.
Bartlet HINDS, Rush Twp.
Henry PARK, Bidwell Twp.
Hannah PARK, Bidwell
Samuel HOWARD, Bidwell
Gideon LEWIS, Elk Woods
Hugh TANNIER, Standing Stone
Peter BASS, Standing Stone
John HOLLENBACK, P. M.
12 Nov. 1803
On Saturday last, a large number of inhabitants of Newtown, NY, assembled to raise the frame of a ware-house (30 by 40 feet) for Judge HOLLENBACK, of Wilkesbarre; before the plates and rafters were put up, the stay lathing gave way, and the whole frame suddenly fell. A part of the company were within the frame, and escaped unhurt, except Mr. LAWRENCE, Mr. BREARLY and Michael SLY; the latter is dangerously wounded. Jonathan BOSWELL and Hamilton TUBBS were on the top of the beams of the upper story more than twenty feet from the lower floor and providentially escaped unhurt.
William KEELER married to Miss Eleanor STERLING, married at Northmoreland by Rev. Jacob DRAKE jun. (no date of marriage)
Benjamin HAIN married to Miss Polly WHEELOCK, at Northmoreland by Rev. Jacob Drake jun. (no date of marriage)
William LANDON married to Miss Mary BISHOP, at Wilkesbarre, by Joseph WRIGHT, Esq. (no date of marriage)
A Statement of Facts – By the President and Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Company, in behalf of themselves, and all concerned to their fellow Citizens of the United States. This should have followed No. VII (published 8 Oct. 1803) – but it was mislaid. (See p. 4-1-m)
Sheriff’s Sale – For land in Wilkesbarre, Kingston and Newport Township. Seized and taken in execution as property of John P. SCHOTT, Esq., to be sold November 21st.
19 Nov. 1803
Samuel COGSWELL married to Miss Cynthia HEWITT, at Wyalusing, Sunday evening the 6th inst., by Isaac HANCOCK, Esq.
26 Nov. 1803
Improved Real Estate For Sale – Thomas WRIGHT, Wilkesbarre offers the following property in Luzerne Co. for sale:
#1 About acre, on the NE corner of bank and centre streets with a Tavern, Dwelling House, Store house and Stabling. This property now rents at $200 per ann.
#2 A Lot on said bank street nearly adjoining the above, containing 3 acres and 58 perches, whereon is erected a large three story Log House, unfinished
#3 A Lot containing about an acre, where upon the subscriber now lives situated nearly on the centre of said bank street and in one of the most pleasant situations in said town. There are on the said lot two Dwelling Houses, a neat framed Barn, and good Stabling. Said premises would rent for $120 per annum.
#4 A Lot (now in Clover) on the same street. Containing about 4 acres, adjoining Rosewell WELLES, Esq.
#5 An Out-Lot, containing five acres and some perches, with a Dwelling House thereon; which rents for $16 per annum
$6 A tract of Land, containing about 1000 acres, distant two miles from said town, which is now in the occupancy of several tenants. On said tract are erected a Grist-Mill, three stories high, 48 by 30 feet, containing two pair of Stones and three Boults, in good order; a Distillery near the mill; also a Saw Mill and three good frame Barns thereon; a large quantity of clear land excellent meadows; the whole would rent for $600 dollars per annum.
Also, several other pieces of land in said Township.
#1 A Plantation adjoining the river about 5 miles from the county town, containing 150 acres, with two Dwelling Houses, one large frame Barn, 30 by 40 feet; on this tract is an established Ferry, to cross to Kingston; and 60 or 70 acres of clear land.
#2 100 Acres, adjoining the river, with a neat two story Frame House, Kitchen, Store house a large new frame Barn, 32 by 42 feet, with Shades and Stabling; about 3 acres of this tract with the improvements, now rent for $100 per annum, being occupied as a tavern and store by David BARNUM, Esq. The other part is occupied by a tenant on shares.
#3 Three Plantations all adjoining, eleven miles from Wilkesbarre, containing about 570 acres, with three Dwelling-Houses and a Barn on each; nearly 150 acres clear with a good proportion of meadow to each of them; the road from the Susquehannah to the Delaware goes through these farms; advantageously situated about one mile from the subscriber’s forge.
#4 A Forge in good repair, with three Fires on a never failing stream (Lackawana) two miles from the confluence; with several thousand acres of good Wood Land in the vicinity and plenty of the best Bog Ore on the lands, also, a number of houses for the workmen.
Likewise, a number of other valuable improved Plantations, with Houses and Barns thereon, in several of the different townships. All the lands mentioned, are clear of any disputed titles, as may be seen in the Office of the State Commissioners under the Act of Assembly, of ’99.
Also a Grist-Mill, in the town of Plymouth, three fourths of a mile from the river, in the heart of a flourishing settlement; the mill has two pair of stones, and about seventy acres of good land adjoining.
In addition to all the advantages of situation of the above mentioned lands – the Turnpike Road from this place to Easton, will certainly go on the approaching summer, which will enrich the inhabitants of Luzerne.
On application, the subscriber will show the property, and propose the terms. One third of the purchase money will be expected on executing the deeds.
Bloomfield MILBOURNE married to Miss Hannah TUKESBURY, at Nicholson Township, by Rev. POLLEMUS (no date of marriage)
Melancholy Fact – Sometime about the 20th ult., a daughter (aged 4 years) of Tho’s GILES, living on the waters of Meshoppen, in the Northern part of this county, went out to some Chestnut trees a little distance from the house to gather chestnuts. After an absence of half an hour, her mother called her, but received no answer. She went to the trees where her little daughter had gone but could not find her. She immediately alarmed her husband, who made an ineffectual search of near two hours for his lost child. The evening now approached, and the feeling of the unhappy parents can neither be imagined nor described. The neighbors (the nearest of whom are three miles distant) were called as early as possible to assist in the search. Fires were kept up during the night in various directions from the house, to frighten the wild beasts from that quarter, and the whole night and following day were spent in fruitless endeavors to find the little sufferer. The third day, about 120 persons renewed the search by forming themselves in a line, about 16 feet distant from each other; in this order they marched out from the house about three miles, and wheeling, returned; in this manner they completely examined every part of the wood where it was possible the child could have wandered – but no vestige of her could be found. The prevailing opinion of the people in the neighborhood is, that a Panther must have seized her, and frightened by the horns which blown immediately on the child’s being missed has borne her off beyond the limits of their search. Although sheep and young cattle have frequently fallen a prey to these voracious animals, yet we believe no instance has been known since the settlement of the county, of any human being having been injured by them. We sincerely sympathize with the distressed parents in their peculiarly aggravating loss.
List of Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania for 1803-4 (See p. 2-2-m for complete list of Counties) Luzerne Co.: John FRANKLIN (Federal Republican) and John JENKINS (Democrat)
For Sale – Two Lots of Land containing about 400 acres, situated near the mouth of the Wysox, adjoining the river on the west side. Lots will be sold separate or together. There are two dwelling houses, two framed barns, a good Tanyard and a good flat for corn, good white oak for wheat, and a good swail for meadow sufficient to cut one hundred tons of hay, about fifty acres under good improvement – two peach orchards – and a number of apple trees that bear. Terms – One third of the purchase money must be paid down and for the remainder two years credit will be given. Samuel and Elisha COLE.
Strayed away from the subscriber about the 20th October, a red cow, 13 or 14 years old, small horns, leaning forward, supposed ot be gone to Newport back of the mountain. Whoever will bring her to the subscriber, shall be well paid for their trouble by Benjamin DRAKE, Wilkesbarre
24 Dec. 1803
John P. SCHOTT, having opened a House of Entertainment at his well known Stand, on the north-east corner of the Public Square – wishes a share of the public patronage. Those who think proper to call at his House, may be assured of his exertions to give satisfaction.
Caution – Whereas divers persons have made a practice of trading with a boy by the name of John FISH, who has lived with me from a child, and is now in his seventeenth year, and I have good reason to believe, have encouraged him in disobedience and dissipation until he has at length left my house and service, and is now strolling about the neighborhood. I hereby forbid all persons from making any bargain with him, trusting or harboring the said John FISH as they may expect to answer it at the penalty of the law. John PHILLIPS, Pittstown.
All persons indebted to John PHILLIPS by note or book are requested to make settlement by the 25th inst., and save cost.
Take Notice – I wish those who have any demands against the subscriber to call and exhibit their claims; before the 15th of March next, as I intend removing out of the State. As for those that are in my debt they can be sent for in an other way. Isaac D. TRIPP.
For Sale – A Farm situated in Hanover Township, about 4 miles from Wilkesbarre, containing 115 acres; well calculated for mowing, plowing &c. about 50 acres of land under good improvement. On the farm is a comfortable log house, 18 by 30 feet. The whole is well watered. Ishmael BENNET, Hanover
31 Dec. 1803
Mr. SMITH, of NY married to Miss Anna WHIPPLE of Rush, at Rush. (no date of marriage)
Samuel NEWCOME married to Miss Betsey, daughter of Jonathan WEST (no date of marriage)
Jabez WILCOX married to Miss Lucy PARISH, at Tunkhannock (no date of marriage)
Was taken up by the subscriber drifting down the Susquehanna River in December, a Rat of Pipe Staves. The owner is desired to come prove property pay charges and take it away. Jonathan TERRY, Wyalusing
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