The Advertiser (Jan-Aug 1815)
7 Jan. 1815
James BARNES to Miss Eliza WOODBRIDGE, daughter of Rev. WOODBRIDGE, in this town on Sunday evening last by Thomas DYER, Esq.
Gilbert LAIRD to Miss Charlotte WATLEY (no date or place)
Thomas B. OVERTON, Esq., to Miss Maria HODGKINSON, on Monday Evening, by Thomas DYER, Esq.
The election of the Stock holders of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company, held at the court house in Wilkesbarre Borough on the 3rd inst., the following were elected for the ensuing year:
President: Lord BUTLER
Treasurer: Stephen TUTTLE
Managers: Matthias HOLLENBACK, Joseph SLOCUM, John ROBINSON, Joseph SINTON, John P. ARNDT, Nathan PALMER, Thomas WRIGHT, Philip MYERS, Benjamin DORRANCE, Eleazer BLACKMAN, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, John STODDART.
20 Jan. 1815
Estate of Jesse GARDNER, late of Pittston Twp., requests payments and claims. Martha GARDNER and John THOMPSON, Exec’rs.
Letters in the Post office, Kingston, Jan. 1st:
Damaris H. FOWLER
Christian G. OCHMIG
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
John C. ROSENKRANES to Miss Elizabeth C. HAINES, on Wednesday evening last by Rev. LANE, all of Wilkesbarre.
27 Jan. 1815
Money Found – A sum of money was found in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, by the subscriber. The owner will please to call, prove property, pay charges and receive the money. Daniel CRESSMAN, Wilkesbarre.
Dr. Mason DENISON to Miss Wealthy LATHROP, at Bridgewater. (no date)
Daniel LATHROP to Miss Cynthia PERKINS (no date or place)
3 Feb. 1815
John L. BAKER, died at Kingston last evening.
Fire! The Jail at Bethany, Wayne Co., was burnt down on Sunday evening the 22nd inst. The fire is supposed to have caught by accident – a prisoner who was chained by the leg to the floor, in the prison, was rescued with much difficulty after being severely burnt.
17 Feb. 1815
PEACE! Between the United States and Great Britain.
24 Feb. 1815
Notice – Hard times and bad jobs have reduced the subscriber to the necessity of calling on those indebted for immediate payment. The least delay will be attended with costs. Zeb. BUTLER, Wilkesbarre.
Parley SMITH to Miss Amanda, dau. of Capt. Nathan WALLER, formerly of this place, at Windsor, NY on the 31st Jan., by George HARPER, Esq.
Matthew PATTERSON, merchant to Miss Rebecca IRWIN, both of Northumberland, PA, on the 11thinst., at Post-Town, NY, by Rev. HECKMAN.
Removal – The subscriber has removed his store to his new building, next door north of Jona. HANCOCK’s Inn, where he has on hand a large and general assortment of Ladies’ & Gentlemens’ fine and coarse shoes, and a few other goods, which he will dispose of as low as the times will admit. All persons indebted are requested to call and settle their accounts. Stephen TUTTLE.
3 March 1815
New Drug Store – H. BUCKINGHAM & Co. have opened a general assortment of Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Dye Stuff’s, &c., at the store lately occupied by Mr. S. TUTTLE, Wilkesbarre.
Col. Francis JOHNSON, died in Philadelphia. (no date)
10 March 1815
At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Co., held at the house of Isaac SLOCUM in Tunkhannock, on the first Monday in January last, the following Gentlemen were elected Officers of said Company for the ensuing year:
President: Ebenezer BOWMAN
Treasurer: George DENNISON
Managers: Benjamin DORRANCE, Elisha HARDING, George MILLER, Benja. JENKINS, Isaac SLOCUM, Jeremiah SPENCER, Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Joshua W. RAYNSFORD, Isaac POST, Samuel SCOTT, Alpheus FINCH, Elijah SHOEMAKER.
Secretary: Benjamin PERRY
17 March 1815
Mrs. LEE, wife of Capt. Andrew LEE, died in Hanover last week. By her decease, her partner has been deprived of an affectionate wife, her children of a kind mother and society of an invaluable member.
Melancholy Accident – During the high water last week, two sons of Wm. AMES, of Wilkesbarre, Jabez 17 and James 9, were unfortunately drowned in the Susquehanna.
24 March 1815
Andrew BEAUMONT, Esq., Collector of the Revenue, to Miss Julia Ann COLT, in this town (no date)
Philip ABBOTT, Sen. To Miss Mabel MERRET (no date or place)
Dr. COOK, respectfully informs his friends and the public that he has returned to his former residence in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., where he will attend to all calls in the line of his profession. All persons indebted to him are earnestly called upon to settle their accounts without delay.
Notice – The Old Gleaner Accounts, of the late firm of Miner & BUTLER, which remain unpaid in Towanday, Wysox, Canton and Sugar Creek, are now in the hands of Harry MORGAN, Esq., for collection, and if they are not paid by the middle of April, they will be sued indiscriminately.
31 March 1815
7 April 1815
Letters remaining in the Post-Office, Kingston, April 1st:
Margaret KILL PATRICK
John N. WOOLLEY
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Improvements in Mechanics – Leonard BEATTY, formerly of Wilkesbarre, a gentleman of NYC, has made a very valuable improvement by means of which he can apply the weight and pressure of either an actual or artificial tide to the moving of mills or the propelling of boats.
14 April 1815
Swiftsure – New Line of Stages from Wilkesbarre to Painted Post, NY. The subscriber respectfully informs the Public, that he now runs a stage once a week from Wilkesbarre to Tioga Point, Newtown and Painted Post. (Up to 12 passengers). Coonrod TEETOR.
Accommodation – New Line of Stages from Wilkesbarre to Northumberland & Sunbury. Having commenced running a stage from Wilkesbarre to Sunbury, thro’ Berwick, Bloomsburgh, Danville and Northumberland, I beg leave to solicit the public patronage. Miller HORTON.
Beware of a Monster. Whereas Lewis PECKHAM, late a Capt. In the 4th Reg. US Infantry, in the service of the US, my lawful wedded husband, without any just cause or reason, has deserted my bed and board – although painful to me, I do denounce him a Liar and a Villain, and a person not to be trusted by either sex. He is a robber of innocence, I have been told – but, alas! Not until too late. He is despised by his comrades, and pitied by his acquaintance. For his unfeeling conduct towards me, I have to caution all young females as well as old women, to beware of this monster, wherever he may go. I married him without knowing him, in consequence of his standing in the army. I took him for a gentleman, but alas! I was deceived. I married him to make him happy; but his vial and treacherous disposition would not admit of it; I therefore think it a duty incumbent on me to caution all female society to have no connection whatever with this monster! He is a destroyer of happiness, but I trust in God he will in some future day receive a full compensation for his villainous conduct towards me. I likewise caution all persons both male an female, form trusting him on my account, as I will pay no debts of his contracting from this date. To give the public a more satisfactory account of this perjured wretch, he was born in Newport, RI; all printers of the public Newspapers throughout the US who have the least spark of feeling for the injuries done to an inoffensive female, who is without Father or friends to fly to for redress or protection, will do but justice in publishing his villainous conduct to the eyes of the world. I am sorry for the reputation of the army, that this monster ever had so high an honor bestowed on him as to wear the uniform of his country, and so villainously disgracing it. Any expense attending this publication form any part of the US, the accounts sent to Wm’s Ville, or Buffalo Post-Office, will be honorably paid. Selinda PECKHAM, Wm’s Ville, Niagara Co., NY
21 April 1815
Caution – All persons are hereby cautioned against receiving either of the following Notes, given by the subscriber to Stephen HOLLISTER. The Notes are all dated on the 8th day of Nov. 1809, and have all been paid once. One Note for $16, payable the 8th Nov. 1810 – One for $15, payable 8 Nov. 1811 – One for $50, payable 8 Nov. 1812 – One for $8.30, payable 8th Nov. 1813. I am determined not to pay the said Notes again. William BARKER, Wilkesbarre.
28 April 1815
Notice – By virtue of an order of the Orphan’s Court of Luzerne Co., will be exposed to Public Sale, at the house of John P. ARNDT, Borough of Wilkesbarre, on May 22nd, at 10 o’clock A. M., as the estate of Lewis HEPBURN, deceased. One equal fourth part of 75 acres and 80 perches of land, with the coal mine and improvements thereon, situated in the township of Plymouth. Also a moiety of one other coal mine on Lot #49 in said Plymouth Township. Also all the coal mines on Lot #29, on which Joseph STEEL now lives in the township of Hanover, for such estate, and on such conditions as the said Lewis HEPBURN had and held the same at and immediately before his death. Attendance will be given and conditions of sale made known by John P. ARNDT and Patrick HEPBURN, Admin’rs.
5 May 1815
James SINTON, of Wilkesbarre, is appointed cashier of the Northampton Bank, at Northampton, Lehigh Co., in the place of Henry D. MANDAVILLE, resigned.
Samuel MAFFET, Editor of the Susquehanna Democrat to Miss Caroline Ann, daughter of Wm. ROSS, Esq., all of this Borough, last evening, by the Rev. HOYT.
12 May 1815
Mrs. Hugh CONNER, died at Wilkesbarre on Monday last, at an advanced age.
Mr. G. N. LUTYENS, died at Philadelphia, aged 67 years, of Providence, in this county, Author of the “History of Moses Nathan Israel”. (no date)
19 May 1815
James DILLEY to Miss Margaret CAMPBELL, at Hanover (no date)
John TURNER to Miss Jemima, daughter of Col. INMAN (no date)
26 May 1815
New Millinery Store – Misses JEWITT’S, respectfully inform the public, that they have just arrived from NY, with a supply of Millinery, which they offer for sale on the most reasonable terms, opposite Mr. HANCOCK’S Inn. Ladies Straw & Silk Bonnets. Hats, Caps, and Artificial Flowers, kept constantly on hand, of the latest NY and Philadelphia Fashions. Also Mantua Making. Doe on the shortest notice. Wilkesbarre.
Dr. George TROTT, died in this town on Wednesday last, aged 39 years.
Joshua FULLER, died at Bedford on the 16th inst., aged 60 years.
Justices of the Peace – appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania:
Edmund RUSSELL, of Bradford Co., 1 May 1815
Samuel STRAIT, of Bradford Co., 10 May 1815
Joshua MILES Jr. and David POST, of Susquehanna Co., on 1 May 1815
2 June 1815
Fletcher BOWMAN, of Brier Creek to Miss Eleanor DODSON, of Huntington, at Huntington, on Tuesday the 23rd ult, by Rev. HAZARD.
9 June 1815
Elijah LOVELAND to Miss Mary BUCKINGHAM, at Kingston, by the Rev. HOYT (no date)
George R. BANKS, died at Kingston, aged 13 years (no date)
New Goods. LANE & HARVEY, have just received from NY a general assortment of Dry Goods and Groceries, together with a small supply of crockery and hardware. Their friends are respectfully invited to call and satisfy themselves with respect to prices.
16 June 1815
23 June 1815
Estate of George Washington TROTT, late of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and claims. Lydia TROTT and George HAINES, Admin’rs.
30 June 1815
Hams & Whiskey. A few excellent hams for sale by Joseph WRIGHT. Also a few barrels of Whiskey by the barrel. Plymouth.
7 July 1815
New Store – The subscriber has just received from Philadelphia, a general assortment of dry goods, groceries, &c. Which he will sell at the most reduced prices for cash or produce – at the house lately occupied as the Gleaner Office, corner of New and Centre Streets. Benj. DRAKE, Wilkesbarre.
Letters in the Post Office at Pittston, July 6th:
William SEARLE Jr.
E. CAREY, P. M.
James JENKINS to Miss Betsey BREES, at Kingston by Charles CHAPMAN, Esq. (no date)
Clark BROWNSON to Miss Electa BALDWIN, at Plymouth by Rev. Griffin LEWIS (no date)
14 July 1815
Letters in the Post Office, Kingston, July 1st:
PERKINS & ATHERTON
Rev. Benjamin G. PADDOCK
Cornelius V. BUSKIRK
John V. BUSKIRK
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Benjamin HARVEY to Miss Sally NESBITT, at Plymouth, by the Rev. LANE (no date)
Thomas BROWN to Miss Maria ASKUM, at Wilkesbarre, by Rev. LANE (no date)
24 July 1815
Dr. William Hooker SMITH, died at Tunkhannock, at an advanced age. (no date)
John FITCH, died at Tunkhannock, aged 78. (no date)
28 July 1815
4 Aug. 1815
11 Aug. 1815
The citizens of Luzerne are requested to meet at the court house in Wilkesbarre, on Wednesday evening inst. at early candle light, to consider of measures proper to be adopted, to raise a contribution for the relief of the inhabitants of Petersburg, Virginia lately ruined by fire. Five hundred buildings were consumed and thousands reduced in one night from affluence to poverty, calls in a voice loud and feeling for the commiseration and charity of the prosperous. In the distressful year when Wyoming was desolated, we were not forgotten. The Parish of Dresden in Virginia, contributed 180 dollars for the relief of the Wyoming sufferers. Let us return this donation to the suffering inhabitants of a neighboring town.
18 Aug. 1815
25 Aug. 1815
Notice – The partnership of John BUCKINGHAM & Co. is this day dissolved by mutual agreement. All indebted are requested to make immediate payment to John BUCKINGHAM, who is authorized to settle all the business of the firm. Henry BUCKINGHAM, John BUCKINGHAM, Tunkhannock, Aug. 7th.
Notice – I have made application to the Court of Common Pleas for Luzerne Co. for the benefit of the several laws now in force in Pennsylvania, for the relief of insolvent debtors, and that the said Court has appointed the Monday next preceding the next November Court, to be holden at Wilkesbarre in the County aforesaid to hear me and my creditors at the Court House in Wilkesbarre aforesaid, at which time and place my creditors may attend, if they think proper. Abraham RILEY (signed with “X”), Wilkesbarre.
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