Susquehanna Democrat 1818
Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA
By Samuel MAFFET, Main Street
2 January 1818
Coshecton and Great Bend Turnpike Stockholders Annual Election of Officers to be held the first Monday of January next, at the house of Charles DRAKE, in Damascus. Nathan SKINNER, Sec.
Estate of Peter GOULD, late of Plymouth, Luzerne co., request payments and demands. Hannah GOULD and Benjamin REYNOLDS, Plymouth, Exec’rs.
Bethany and Dingman’s Choice Turnpike Stockholders Annual Election of Officers on the second Monday of January next at the house of Eliphalet KELLOGG, Esq., in Bethany. Ephraim TORREY, Sec.
Register’s Notice – Account of Sarah, Ebenezer and Joseph SLOCUM, administrators of the estate of William SLOCUM, late of Pittston, has been filed.
To Charles CLARK – Take Notice, that Elizabeth, your wife, has filed her petition for libel against you for a divorce from the holy bonds of matrimony and that an alias Subpoena has issued. You will therefore take note and attend on the first Monday of January next, before our court of Common Pleas, Luzerne County, then and there to show cause why the said petition and libel of the said Elizabeth should not be granted and her bond of matrimony with your should be discharged. Stephen VAN LOON, Sheriff.
Taken Up, about a middle of Sept. last a short distance above Shickshinny, in the Susquehanna river, A Large Ark, Apparently nearly new. The plank are fastened with spikes and pins. A few loose boards were found in it. The owner is requested to appear, prove the Ark to be his, and pay the charges and take it away. Thomas KUCHER, Lot SEARCH, Nescopeck.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth has re-appointed James TRIMBLE, Esq. Deputy Secretary.
John P. HUSTON, has been tried in Westmoreland County; found guilty of robbing the U. S. Mail, and sentenced to 6 years confinement in the penitentiary.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 8. Sudden Death. Died on the evening of the 23rd ult., Miss Elvira COOPER, step daughter of William LEMON, Esqr., of this town. The time and manner of this young lady’s decease, were peculiarly awful and affecting. It was to have been her wedding night; she had retired to her room to dress, apparently in perfect health, and in less than fifteen minutes, she was discovered to be a corps by her sister, who entered the room to assist her in dressing. By this time the friends had began to assemble to witness the nuptial ceremony; but alas! How changed the scene. She was a woman of delicate frame, and it is supposed her sudden death was occasioned by fainting in a cold room; that her blood chilled and stagnated before any relief could be afforded. It is probable if any person had been in the room with her, she might have been revived.
Notice – All those indebted to the firm of geo. CHAHOON & Co. are informed that an immediate adjustment of their accounts has become absolutely necessary in consequence of the Dissolution of the said firm. George CHAHOON.
Notice – All persons indebted to the Estate of John BETTLE, Esq., late of Wilkesbarre, are requested to make payments and demands. Samuel D. BETTLE and George CHAHOON, administrators.
Take Notice – All persons indebted to the subscriber by note or otherwise are requested to call and settle with Isaac HARTZELL Esq., on or before the 20th January inst. A compliance with this request will save cost. Robert ROBINS, Hanover.
Notice – All persons indebted to the Estate of George HOUSER, are hereby notified that the collection of the Debts due said estate will be compelled if not settled with the subscriber, on or before the 1st January next. The situation of things renders it necessary that compulsory measures be adopted if this request is not complied with. Jacob RYMER, adm’r., Hanover.
Dissolution of Partnership of the firm of LEWIS and STEWARD, to be hereafter conducted by Elisha STEWARD. Elisha STEWARD and Gilbert LEWIS, Kingston.
Clifford & Wilkesbarre Turnpike Stockholders are requested to meet at the Court House in Wilkesbarre, on the first Monday of January next for election of officer. Benjamin PRERY, Sec., Wilkesbarre. Notice is also given that the installments on each and every share of stock in said company be paid to the Treasurer of the company, viz: Five Dollars on or before the first day of November next, and Five Dollars on or before the first day of January 1818. In case of default or payment of said shares five per cent interest per month will be required. Asa TRIMECK, Clifford, Susquehanna County, August 23, 1817.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held the 5th January next:
1) Kingston Twp., land bounded by Charles HARRIS, Nathan MULFORD, Malichi SHOEMAKER and George HAWK, containing 30 acres, the property of Peter BABB. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Daniel SQUIRES against Peter BABB.
2) Tunkhannock Twp., containing about 500 acres, bounded by Nathan STARK, town line, Marshall DICKSON, lots # 4 & 5 in the Certified Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Stephen C.KING against Isaac SLOCUM.
3) Tunkhannock Twp., containing about 500 acres, land bounded by Nathan STARK, Marshall
DICKSON, lots # 4 & 5 of the Certified Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Bank of Pennsylvania against Isaac SLOCUM and Oliver PETTIBONE.
4) Sugar Loaf Twp., containing 18 acres, bounded by Joseph M. MURTRY, John CALEY, Valentine LINE and Andrew WOOD. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the President Managers and company for erecting a Bridge over the River Susquehanna at the Borough of Wilkesbarre against George HOFFMAN, Conrad HARMAN and Andrew OXRIDER.
5) Huntington Twp., two lots containing 180 acres, lot one bounded by Benjamin FULLER, Philip CALENDER, Thomas PATERSON, John BOWMAN, lot two bounded by John BOWMAN, William BRANDEN, Jonathan WILKINSON and Philip CALLENDER. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Charles GOODWIN to the use of Manuel TURNOR against George GOODWIN.
6) Kingston Twp., two lots, lot one bounded by a road between Plymouth and Kingston, mountain tier of lots, lot #2, part of same lot owned by James MURPHHY, containing about 34 acres. Lot #2 (being part of lot #1 in 3rd division), bounded by Dry Creek near the old Bridge, north side of Kingston and Plymouth road, heirs of William GALLOP, Aaron ROBERTS, containing about 8 acres. N. B. Two acres of the last mentioned tract belongs to the widow Tamer PIERCE, which two acres lies on the Plymouth road and is not to be considered in the above described tract. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Elias HOYT against Elihu PARRISH.
7) Tunkhannock Twp, containing 148 acres, bounded by town line, David FRAZIER, Robert TAYLOR, Thomas OVERTON. . Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Daniel MAN against Robert DREW.
8) Braintrim Twp., containing 368 acres, bounded by the east side of the Susquehanna River, William WHITE and Samuel BETHLE. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the William PIERSOLL against Francis M’SHANE.
9) Union Twp., two tracts of land, tract #1 containing 367 acres, unimproved taken up in the name of Paul COBURN, adjoining lands of Peter GREGORY, Robert LAWPLE, Daniel LEWIS, Jacob KEITHLINE, Isaac WHEELER and Margaret LEWIS. Tract #2, containing 428 acres, taken up in the name of John COBURN, adjoining surveys made for DUNDAS and BIDDLE, WARWICK, COATES, and others. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the John BENSCOTER and Abraham BENSCOTER against Robert MONTGOMERY.
10) Exeter Twp., part of lot #2, containing about 34 acres, formerly the property formerly the property of David SMITH, deceased, being part of the same lot that was set off to Nathan SMITH, Shubal SMITH, William JACKWAY, Paul Gould SMITH, Obadiah SMITH and James SMITH, as their respective shares as heirs at the law of the said David SMITH, dec. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Thomas WRIGHT against John MESSINGER.
11) Bedford Twp., Tract #48 containing 317 acres, bounded by Lot # 47, #6, #47, surveyed and patented to Benajah FULLER and Joshua FULLER, Aug. 27th, 1812; one equal third part belongs to Abel WHEELER. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the John W. LEAVITT and Charles BURRALL against Abel WHEELER and Z. B. PEET.
On Saturday, the 27th inst., at the house of C. & S. HARMAN, Conyngham, the following property: Horse, Cows, Hogs and Bedding, House hold & Kitchen furniture and taken under execution as the property of c. S. HARMAN to be sold for Cash.
New Fancy Goods – Mrs. DRAKE, Wilkes-Barre.
The subscriber wishes to purchase 3,000 bushels of Flaxseed, for which the highest price will be given, if delivered at the Oil-Mill, six miles this side of Easton, at the village of Stuckertown, or at the store of Isaac HOWELL, Easton. George B. KESSLER, Stuckertown.
Notice – The stockholders of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Co. are notified of an election at the Court House in Wilkesbarre on the first Monday of January next. Peleg TRACY, Sec.
Register’s Notice – Account of Elizabeth FRANTZ and Henry SHOEMAKER, admin. Of estate of George FRANTZ, late of Newport Twp.; Account of Frederick GRUBB, surviving executor of Philip GRUBB, late of Newport.
New Goods at the store of Lord BUTLER & Son.
Notice – The Co-partnership of Lord BUTLER & Co. is dissolved by mutual consent, all debts contracted and owing to the firm at Tunkhannock will be settled with and paid to Stephen KNG, at his store in Tunkhannock. Lord BUTLER and Stephen C. KING.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Queensware, Hardware, Stationary, Iron, Steel and 100 barrels of Montezuma Salt. Stephen C. KING, Tunkhannock.
Notice to Creditors – I have applied for the benefit for relief of Insolvent Debtors, and the Judges have appointed the first Monday of January next, to hear me and my creditors at the Court House, Wilkesbarre, where you may attend if you think proper. Samuel COX, late of the firm of CARPENTER & COX.
Notice – Bridgewater & Wilkesbarre Turnpike Stockholders to meet at the house of Thomas H. DOYLE (formerly C. OTIS, Tunkhannock Twp., on the first Monday of January next for election. Benjamin PERRY, Sec., Wilkesbarre.
9 January 1818
Table for the Navigation of the Susquehanna River. Information furnished by Matthias
HOLLENBACK, Esq., Alpheus DODGE, John P. ARNDT and Dewitt ROSECRANTS, the three latter are experienced boatman on this River. The former (though not recently) has had much experience in boating this stream and on whose judgment much reliance has been placed as to the work necessary to be done, and the sum that it will cost for the cleaning of the river.
List of letters remaining in the Post Office, Wilkes-Barre, Jan. 1st:
Jacob J. DENNIS
Henmar B. HOYT
James KENNEDY & Henry COURTRIGHT
David B. SANDERSON
Stephen VAN LOON
Ashel B. WILSON
Daniel C. WALL
Daniel C. WORDEN
Caesar Rodney WILSON
Jacob CIST, P. M.
New Goods at store of James BARNES, Kingston.
Clifford and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company election held Jan. 5th:
President: Walter LYON Managers: Peter HALLOCK, Stephen TRIPP, Stephen ELLIS, Henry COBLE, Nathan CALLENDER, Philip J. STEWART, Eber DIMICK, Jonathan BURNS, Elisha HARDING, James GIDDINGS, George HERBERGER, James FINN Treasurer: Asa DIMOCK
Joseph SLOCUM and Stephen ELLIS, Judges, certify election. Attest – Jesse FELL, clerk.
List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office at Tunkhannock:
Emma C. MURRAY
Joshua T. SMITH
Woodbury S. WILBER
Post-Master Keelers Ferry
John BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Notice. Refunding of Internal Duties. Harris JENKINS, Collector of the 20th Collection District of Pennsylvania.
List of Letters in the Post Office at Pittston, Dec. 31st, 1820:
George WAGONER & James THOMPSON
Ebenezer MARCY & John HUTCHINS
Daniel CULVR & John BENEDICT
E. CAREY, P. M.
Great Coat Found. A Great Coat was found by ____ HAYDEN in November last, on the road between Mrs. SCOVELLS and the subscribers, in Exeter Township, Luzerne County. The owner can have it again by proving property or giving a correct description of the coat on application to Elijah AYRES, Exeter.
Married – At Tunkhannock, on Sunday, 25th December, ult., by Cyrus AVERY, Esq., Chester DANA, of Wilkesbarre, to Miss Clarry OUSTERHOUT.
On Friday last, a barn belonging to Otis ALLEN, of Plymouth was, with its contents, totally consumed by fire. Mr. ALLEN has an aged mother and a crippled child to protect from the keen gripe penury rendered more poignant by the chilling blasts of winter.
The bill for the relief of the surviving Revolutionary warriors, is yet on the table in the House of Representatives, and progresses slowly; though we hope, in due time, to report its passage, in the most liberal shape consistent with justice.
Letters remaining in the Post Office, Kingston, January 1st:
Alvah _. PHILLIPS
PERKINS Son & ATHERTON
S. David PERKINS
John M. SMITH
Joseph G. SOMMERS
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
16 January 1818
Navigation of the Susquehanna
Commissioners of Luzerne County, have re-appointed Joel ROGERS Treasurer for the year and Arnold COLT, Esquire has been re-appointed clerk.
Joseph M’COY, Esq., has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Bank, Cashier of the Branch Bank at Wilkesbarre, in the room of John BETTIE, Esq., deceased.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held on Saturday the 31st of January next:
A tract of land in Plymouth Twp., bounded by Thaddeus GOODYEAR, Ziba DAVENPORT, Adam PARKER. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of William ROSS against Henry YOUNG.
23 January 1818
Legislature of Pennsylvania -Report on the Militia System.
40 Dollars Reward – Stolen from the stable of the subscriber on the evening of the 20th inst., an Iron Grey Horse, about 14 hands high, bald face and two or three white feet. It is supposed he was stolen by a man about 21 years old, very straight built, light complexion and much addicted to drinking. He wears an old Hat and London Brown clothes. The above reward and all reasonable charges will be given to any person who shall return the Horse and lodge the thief in jail or twenty dollars for the horse only. Daniel LEE, Eaton.
Notice is hereby given to all owners of Unseated Lands that taxes must be settled and paid on or before the first day of March next.
Farm For Sale – Situated in the township of Pittston, about 130 acres and adjoining the Susquehanna River and first above Capt. Jeremiah BLANCHARD. Joseph WRIGHT, Plymouth.
Legislature of Pennsylvania:
1) to erect the town of Berwick in the counties of Columbia and Luzerne into a borough.
2) Petitions have been presented: From inhabitants of Luzerne County, that a sum money may be appropriated in aid for improvement of a road from Lackawanna to KEELERS’S Ferry.
3) From the administrators of Benjamin NEWBERRY, deceased and from administrators of Solomon CHAPIN, deceased, of Luzerne County, for authority to execute and receive a deed for certain real estate where in mentioned.
Appointments by the Governor:
Jabez HYDE, Esq., Prothonotary, clerk of quarter sessions, clerk of orphans’ court and clerk of the courts of oyer and terminner and general jail delivers, also register of wills and recorder of deeds, in and for the county of Susquehanna. Andrew BEAUMONT, prothonotary, clerk of quarter sessions, clerk of orphans’ court and clerk of the courts of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, in and for the county of Luzerne. Samuel MAFFET, register of wills and recorder of deeds, in and for the county of Luzerne.
Chambersburg, Jan. 6. On Saturday last the sentence of the law was executed upon James HUNTER, at Gettysburg, for the murder of Henry HEAGY. HUNTER’S letter of confession is printed in full.
Stray Heifer came to the enclosure of Adam SHAFER, Kingston, about the first July last. The owner is requested to appear, pay charges and take her away.
30 January 1818
St. Clairsville, Dec. 25. Shocking Accident. We learn that some time last week, Mr. BALE, near Jacobsburg, in this County, was about butchering hogs, his son was suddenly deprived of life in the following manner: a hog had been thrown on the ground, and while the boy was assisting in securing or fixing the hog, Mr. BALE holding his knife with the point elevated, the boy was thrown violently upon it – plunged into his neck, and he bled to death in less than two minutes.
At an election lately held, for Brigadier-General, in and for the second brigade, ninth division, Pennsylvania militia, composed of the counties of Bradford and Tioga, 278 votes were received, of which Col. Samuel M’KEAN, had 272. 6 scattering.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held on Tuesday, 24th February next, as the estate of George JEWELL, late of said county, one equal undivided third part of a tract of land, situated in the township of Tunkhannock, on the outlet of Marcy’s Lake containing four hundred acres, with two saw-mills, known by the name of Barnum’s Mills. Charles JEWETT, Administrator.
6 February 1818
Small-pox is raging in Chambersburg, Cumberland County.
For Rent – The tan-yard and currier shop of the late Ebenezer DRAKE, deceased, in Pittston, with a quantity of bark & lime, ready to commence business. It will be rented on reasonable terms. Apply to the subscriber living near the same. Elizabeth DRAKE, Pittston.
Married – On Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. BOWEN, Pierce BUTLER to Miss Temperance, daughter of Arnold COLT, Esq., all in Wilkesbarre.
Save Cost! The vendue notes and accounts of Mrs. Jane CALDWELL, late of Hanover, are left in the hands of the subscriber. These notes and accounts were due the 10th December last, and if not paid immediately will be placed in the hands of Thomas DYER, Esq., for collection, without respect to persons. To avoid trouble, notice is hereby given, that no notes will be taken but such as are at par in Philadelphia, unless at such a discount as to place them at the par value. Samuel MAFFET, Wilkesbarre.
The estate of Benjamin BROWN, late of Providence, requests payments and demands. Benjamin BROWN, Administrator, Providence.
Land for Sale – Pursuant to the last Will and Testament of Elisha ATHERTON, late of Kingston, deceased, will be sold by public vendue (if not previously disposed of at private sale) at the house of Naphtali HURLBUT, in Kingston, on Tuesday the third day of March next, at one o’clock in the afternoon the following lots of land in Northmoreland Township, Lot #14 in the fifth tier, containing about 160 acres and part of #1 in the township of Bedford, containing about 60 acres. Eunice ATHERTON & Samuel CARVER, Kingston.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 28th March, from the estate of Zebulon BUTLER, Esq., late of Wilkesbarre. Nine parcels 1) Wilkesbarre parts of lots #43 & 44 in 3rd division, containing 256 acres 2) Bedford Twp., one equal undivided moiety or half part of Lot #18, containing in the whole, 308 acres 3) Wilkesbarre Twp., part of Lot #9 containing 1 acre 4) Wilkesbarre, tract fronting upon Franklin Street, containing 57 perches 5) Wilkesbarre borough, fronting on Main Street containing about 60 perches 6) Wilkesbarre borough, adjoining lands of Reuben THOMPSON and Josiah WRIGHT, containing 16 perches 7) Wilkesbarre borough bounded by Lord BUTLER, fronting on Main Street, containing about one half an acre with a store house 8) Wilkesbarre borough fronting on Main Street, containing 33 perches with a barn. For such estate and on such conditions as the said deceased had and held the same at and immediately before his death. Attendance will be given and terms of sale made known at the above time and place by Steuben BUTLER and Garrick MALLERY, Administrators.
Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held the first Monday of March next, for land in the township of Exeter, being parts of Lots #1, containing 58 acres, patented to Solomon CHAPIN, on the 18th day of November 1812, for said estate and on such conditions as the said Solomon had and held the same at and immediately before his death. Terms of sale will be made known by Catherine CHAPIN and Samuel CARVER, Administrators.
13 February 1818
Pennsylvania Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 20: The administrators of B. NEWBERRY, late of Luzerne, to convey lands.
The subscribers have been appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, Trustees of William COX, an insolvent debtor, hereby give notice to all persons having demands, prior to the time of his discharge, that the subscribers will attend at the house of Archippus PARISH, Wilkesbarre, on March 16th next, for the purpose of receiving the proofs, of the creditors, in support of their respective claims. All persons indebted to him, previous to his discharge, are requested to make immediate payment to Eleazer CAREY at Pittston, who is authorized to receive the same. Eleazer CAREY, Thomas YOUNG and Benjamin DRAKE, Trustees.
Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held on the 10th March next, for a lot of land in Pittston township, bounded by John BENEDICT, heirs of Roger SEARLE, deceased and heirs of Thomas BENEDICT, deceased, containing 25 acres. Miner SEARL and Henry VAN STORK, Administrators.
Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held on 16th March next, for two certain parts of the real estate of Frederick CRISMAN, late of Hanover, deceased. One tract containing 53 acres, including a dwelling house and barn, being part of Lot #9 in the second division of the township of Hanover and a small part of land left for a road and of public Lot #29. Tract two containing 59 acres, being part of land laid off for a road and of public Lot #29 and Lot #28, in the first division, in the township of Hanover, and the other being Lot #34 in Newport, containing 77 acres. Abraham CRISMAN, Catharine CRISMAN (now Catharine CAREY), Jesse CRISMAN and Joseph PRUNER, Administrators.
20 February 1818
Sheriff’s Sale to be held the 7th March next: (containing number of acres)
William D. KIRWIN, 400 acres
George M’CLENACHAN, 426 acres
William STEWART Jr., 400 acres
William STEWART, 400 acres
Reuben HAINS Jr., 400 acres
Mary LANE, 403 acres
John DUNLAP, 400 acres
Robert BRADY, 400 acres
Matthew SMITH, 400 aces
John M’GORVAN, 400 acres
David HANEMOND, 386 acres
Thomas REES, 420 acres
James M’NEAL, 400 acres
Gen. Walter STEWART, 399 acres
Daniel REES, 440 acres
William LANE, 461 acres
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Joseph BALL against Deborah STEWART, William TILGHMAN and Francis WEST, surviving executors of Walter STEEWART, deceased.
The partnership of HOYT & SWETLAND is dissolved 24 Feb., by Elias HOYT and William SWETLAND. All persons with unsettled accounts are desired to settle them and payment is expected to be made to William SWETLAND.
Notice to Creditors that we have applied for relief of Insolvent debtors and Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County has appointed Monday the 6th day of April next. Miner SEARLE and Anthony BROWER.
All persons indebted for Ferriages are informed that an immediate settlement of their accounts is indispensably necessary. Oliver HELME, Kingston.
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of the County of Luzerne for 1817.
6 March 1818
Ice Flood – the heavy rain which fell last Sunday, and the previous thawing of the snow, caused a sudden rise of the Susquehanna River.
Gen. David HUMPHREYS died suddenly at New Haven on Saturday last.
13 March 1818
50 Dollars Reward. Broke the Jail of Luzerne County on the night of the 10th inst., two young men, Joseph HOUGHTON, for horse stealing, the other Jonathan DYER for stealing clothes. HOUGHTON appears to be about 20 years old, 5′ 9″, pretty well proportioned, light complexion, light hair, blue eyes, rather of a smiling conuntenance. DYER appears to be about the same age, f’ 8 or 9″ high, rather stout built, dark complexion, dark eyes and black hair very long ion the fore part of the head, talks very fast and quick. Whosoever shall return the above described thieves to the sheriff shall receive forty dollars for HOUGHTON and ten for DYER. Stephen VAN LOON, Sheriff.
Appointments by the Governor:
John K. WOODWARD, Recorder of Deeds and Register for Probate of Wills, &c., for Wayne County.
Sheldon NORTON, Prothonotary, Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Quarter Sessions and Oyer and Terminer, in the county of Wayne.
Thomas HAYS, Esq., Prothonotary and clerk of the several courts for Lycoming County.
Tunison CORYELL, Esq., Register and Recorder for Lycoming County.
A Good Example. Roderick LAWRENCE, was recently tried at Hartford, Conn. For holding criminal conversation with the wife of George SMITH – and the jury gave the complainant five thousand dollars damages!
Sheriff’s Sale to be held April 6th next:
1) Land in Bedford Twp., #48, containing 317 acres. Surveyed and patented to Benajah and Joshua FULLER, August 27, 1812, one equal third part belongs to Abel WHEELER, with the appurtenances. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John W. LEAVETT and Charles BURRETT against Abel WHEELER and Z. B. PEET.
2) Land in Providence Twp., containing 104 acres, bounded by John ATHERTON, Josiah LEWIS, heirs of Henry BROWN, deceased. Seized and taken in execution as the suit of BOLES, STANTON & Co. against Parthena GORDON, George GORDON and John M. GORDON.
3) Land in Tunkhannock Township, bounded by Nathan STARK, town line, Marshall DICKSON. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Stephen C. KING against Isaac SLOCUM.
4) Land in Putnam Township, Lot #1, containing 321 acres, as property of Isaac OSTERHOUT on the 20th December 1817. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Edward THOMPSON and Richard MARRIS, Merchants in Co. against Isaac OSTERHOUT surviving partner of the late firm of OSTERHOUT & BARNUM.
5) Land in Putnam Township, known and distinguished by the one equal half part of Lot #24 in
the second division, as stated in a certificate granted by the Commissioners of this Commonwealth to Elijah CLARK and assigned to Charles OTIS, containing about 297 acres, bounded by lands of Zebulon MARCY, Tunkhannock Creek. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Isaac OSTEERHOUT to the use of Newton SMITH, executor of William Hooker SMITH, deceased, against Charles OTIS and Abel MARCY.
6) Land in Tunkhannock Township, containing about 500 acres, bounded by Nathan STARK,
Marshall DICKSON, Lots $ 4 & 5 in the certified township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Bank of Pennsylvania against Isaac SLOCUM and Oliver PETTIBONE.
Newspaper Establishment For Sale – “Doylestown Democrat, Bucks Co., about 600 subscribers. L. DEFFEBACH.
For Sale – Farm in Dallas Township, being Lot #39, containing about 350 acres. Jacob J. BOGARBUS.
25 Dollars Reward. Stop the Rascal! An Englishman named John FISHER, who has been living with Ambrose GAREY in Windham, absconded on Sunday evening, 15 February, and on his way took a number of articles to a considerable amount in value. He is about 5′ 5” high, dark brown hair, beard and whiskers quite sandy, light blue eyes, and two first letters of his name with the other letter of his name stamped on one of his arms – he sometimes works at shoemaking. He has been a deserted from the British Army. The above reasonable reward and all reasonable charges will be given to have him secured in Jail in Wilkesbarre, Susquehanna or Northumberland or Northampton Counties, that he may be brought to justice. Ambrose GAREY Jr., Windham.
20 March 1818
Died – In this town on Wednesday 11th inst., Mrs. Phebe ROACH.
Died – On Saturday last, after a lingering consumptive illness, Josiah H. MINER, Attorney at Law.
Died – In Huntington on the 8th March last, John DODSON, aged 97 years and 11 months.
Married – In Northumberland, on Tuesday 3rd March, by Rev. BRYSON, Henry FRICK, Editor of the Miltonian, to Miss Catharine, daughter of Robert MONTGOMERY, Esq., deceased.
Estate of Edward FOSTER, late of Plymouth, requests payments and demands. Phineas N. FOSTER & Griffin LEWIS.
Land for Sale by Samuel MAFFET:
1) Abington Twp., 150 acres, being undivided half part of 300 acres surveyed in name of Hugh JACKSON.
2) Kingston, part of Lot #20, in 3rd Division, containing 5 acres, with a coal-bed.
3) New Baltimore, Bradford Co., Lots 30, 74 and 75
4) Greenfield, tract containing 50 acres with house and small improvement.
5) Tunkhannock, containing 400 acres, in warrantee name of William M’ILHENRY
Sheriff’s Sale to be held April 6th next:
1) Land in Pittston Twp., bounded by Lackawanna River, Jeremiah BLANCHARD and Zenus BARNUM, containing 115 acres, late estate of Thomas TYSON, Isaiah TYSON and John MURPHY. Seized in execution at the suit of Zenus BARNUM to the use of Elias HOYT against Thomas TYSON, Isaiah TYSON and John MURPHY.
2) Land in Wilkesbarre, bounded by William ROSS and John P. ARNDT, being 3rd division late the estate of Sheldon SHERWOOD, Z. B. PEET and Abel WHEELER. Seized in execution at the suit of Wm. W. WOOLSEY against Sheldon SHERWOOD, Zachariah B. PEET and Abel WHEELER.
3) Land in Abington Twp., on south branch of Tunkhannock Creek, bounded by Mathew IRVINE, William GRAY, Sylvanus OAKLY, William CHAMBER, Robert GREY and William CHAMBER, containing 235 acres. Seized in execution at the suit of John B. WALLACE against Joel COMSTOCK.
Register’s Notice of estates of:
Philip GRUBB, late of Newport; Christina HUTCHINS, late of late of Kingston; of Daniel ERROH, Sen., late of Nescopeck and Catherine MILLER, late of Braintrim.
27 March 1818
Married – At Lehigh, on the 18th inst., by Rev. George LANE, Brittannia D. BARNES, of this place, to Miss Sarah PARDOE.
Fire – On Saturday last the dwelling house and a barn of Col. Edward INMAN in Hanover was destroyed.
Destructive Freshet in Connecticut with bridges and mills being swept away.
Members of the Presbyterian Church of Wilkesbarre and Kingston are requested to meet on Tuesday next for the purpose of considering measures relative to the settlement of a minister.
3 April 1818
The shock occasioned by the blowing up of DUPONT’S gun-powder mills, at Brandywine, was sensibly felt at Lancaster, and there supposed to be an earthquake. The distance is from 40 to 50 miles.
Wanted immediately one or two hundred weight of good Venison Hams, well smoked and dried, and warranted free from the effects of Laurel. Samuel MAFFET.
Stray Heifer came to the enclosure of Robert LEWIS, Newport, about later part of October last. Owner requested to appear, pay charges and take her away.
Notice – Stockholders of Wilkesbarre Bridge Company are requested to meet May 4th to elect a president, treasurer and 6 managers. Benjamin PERRY, Sec’y.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, April 1st:
Christian G. OEHMIG
David PERKINS Esq.
Charles H. WELLES
Henry BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
10 April 1818
Married – At Colchester, Conn., Col. Henry F. LAMB, of Preston to Mrs. Frances M’SHANE, of Wilkesbarre, PA, daughter of Col. E. BULKELEY, late of Wilkesbarre, deceased.
The special election for member of Congress in the room of John ROSS, Esq., resigned for the counties of Northampton, Bucks, Lehigh, Wayne and Pike, has resulted in the choice of Thomas J. ROGERS, Esq.
Farm For Sale – Situated in Windham Twp., bounded by the Susquehanna River, containing about 400 acres, orchards, new framed barn, log dwelling house, other out buildings, excellent spring. Ambrose GAREY, Windham.
17 April 1818
Last Confession of John TIERNAN, b Ireland, aged 50, for the murder of Patrick CAMPBELL.
Melancholy Occurrence – The Montreal Herald, March 13th says the house of Mr. Neil FERGUSON, a settler from Scotland, situated in the township of Leeds, was destroyed by fire and the whole family, consisting of him, wife and four children perished in the flames.
Register’s Notice – Doctor Mason CRARY, a Creditor, has applied for Letters of Administration upon the estate of Jacob ELY, late of Wilkesbarre, deceased.
Taken Up in the Susquehanna River, Six Square Logs, about 30 or 40 feet long, and are of considerable value. They now lay near the house of col. INMAN, in Hanover, where the owner can have them by proving property and paying charges. Thomas QUICK.
24 April 1818
Another Supplement to the act for the Regulation of the Militia of this Commonwealth.
Died – At Wyalusing, on the _(no day)_ of March last., Mrs. Clarissa WELLS, daughter of Deacon Z. PRICE and wife of Chester WELLS.
Died – At Bridgewater, Susquehanna County, Deacon Zechariah PRICE, and on the day following his consort, Mrs. PRICE.
Melancholy – In the township of Providence in this county, a little girl, the daughter of Mr. RAVENBURGH was lost and has not since been found. The father having occasion to go some distance to a neighbor’s, the little girl (an only child) fond of her parent, wept at not being permitted to accompany him. Her mother, however, after some time pacified her; a short time after she requested her mother to let her go out and bring in some chips; on her staying longer than was thought necessary, her mother went to the door to call her in, the morning being cool, but the little wanderer had strayed away never to return to the bosom of her mother. The alarm was immediately given and search made for her during several days, but not the least trace could be discovered. Thus perished a babe of uncommon promise not yet three years old and bid adieu to an ensnaring world forever.
Appointments by the Governor for Bradford County – George SCOTT, Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts of Quarter Sessions, Oyer and Terminer and General Delivery and Charles F. WELLES, Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds.
Recipe for Destroying Bed Bugs. To prevent bugs or insects from boring in wood, wash it with a strong solution of vitriol. to render more efficacious, some coloqtida apples should be boiled in the water in which the vitriol has been dissolved, and the bed-bugs and wood about them, and the wainscoting well washed with it and it will be ever after clear of worms and bugs.
Notice – In Pursuance of an order of the Orphans’ Court, a valuation or partition of the real estate of Jeremiah BLANCHARD, late of the township of Pittston, will be made the 28th May next.
1 May 1818 (not on microfilm)
Married – On the 9th April, by the Rev Bishop WHITE, William DRINKER, Jr., of Susquehanna County, to Miss Eliza RODMAN, daughter of Gilbert RODMAN, Esq., of Bucks County.
Married – In Shippensburg, on the 27th ult., by the Rev. WALKER, Lieut. James STEWART, late of the United States army, to Miss Elizabeth M’CANDLESS, both of Pennsylvania.
Died – In Huntington on the 29th inst., Thomas DODSON, aged 62 years, a respectable citizen of that place.
Died – In this town, yesterday, an infant daughter of Benjamin DRAKE.
We learn from Delaware County, that the trial of John CRAIG, for the murder of Edward HUNTER, Esq., came before the Hon. Judge ROSS and his associates, on Tuesday the 14th inst. The trial continued until Saturday night, when about 9 o’clock, the Jury returned with a verdict of Guilty and sentence of death was pronounced upon him. The address of Judge ROSS is said to have been very impressive and affecting. On the part of the Commonwealth, the cause was conducted by Messrs. FREEMAN, prosecuting attorney, and FRAZER – on the part of CRAIG by Messrs. EDWARDS and TILGHMAN. The proof is said to have been so full and clear, as to leave no possible room for doubt, and the conduct of CRAIG to have been very hardened and unfeeling. Village Record
15 May 1818
Died – On the 18th April, in Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, Doct. Alexander, son of Doct. Samuel BALDWIN, formerly of Wilkes-Barre.
Died – On the 3r inst. Mrs. Mary, consort of Gen. Henry SPERING, in her 58th year.
Died – On the 4th inst., Mrs. Mary, consort of Major William BARNET, aged 58 years, all of the borough of Easton.
Married – On Monday the 4th inst., by Bishop CROES, George W. DESHLER, Editor of the Spirit of Pennsylvania, of Easton, to Miss Catharine, daughter of Doctor Jacob DUNHAM, of New-Brunswick, NJ.
Married – On Tuesday the 5th inst., by Rev. HECHT, Jacob WAGNER, merchant and Miss Sabina, daughter of N. MICHLER, Esq., Register and Recorder for the county of Northampton, all of the borough of Easton.
Recently published newspapers in this section of the state include The Wayne County Mirror, Bethany, Wayne Co. and The Berwick Independent American, Columbia Co.
Died – Col. George ARMISTEAD, the gallant defender of Fort M’Henry, died at Baltimore on the 25th of April.
Died – Yesterday morning, in the vicinity of Osnaburg, very suddenly, James LEEPER, aged bout 54 years. Drunkards, beware! Intoxication was the cause of this man’s death. Ohio Repository.
Law Intelligence – United States vs Nathan LUKENS. The Defendant was tried and convicted at the Circuit Court of the U. S. now in session, for forcibly resisting the service of judicial process. It appeared that he was an inhabitant of Montgomery County, and that, a Militia find being assessed upon him, he not only refused to pay it, but resisted the Officer who called to collect it: Upon which the Officer made oath before the District Judge of his having been resisted; and the Judge issued his warrant for the arrest of LUKENS. When the Officer called to arrest him, he was making a coffin, and refused to go. The warrant was read and explained to him; but he still refused to go; and at length, after half an hour’s unavailing endeavors by gentle means, on the part of the Officer, to prevail upon him to go, when he attempted to lay hold of LUKENS, in order to execute the process, the latter raised an iron instrument to strike him, and told him that he did not care for the warrant, and that he would not be taken alive. The Officer then went away, and was finally compelled to relinquish any further effort at executing the process. The punishment prescribed by law for this offence is a find not exceeding 300 dollars, and imprisonment not exceeding 12 months. After being zealously defended, rather upon questions of law and jurisdiction than upon the circumstances of the transaction, which were strongly made out in proof, the Defendant was convicted by the Jury, and was sentenced by the Court to a find of 150 dollars and 6 months imprisonment.
Tin Peddlers. From and after August next, every Tin Pedlar found trading without license, or refusing to exhibit one when required, will be subjected, by a late law of this state, to a find of fifty dollars, one half to the county, the other to the informer. The Courts of Common Pleas, are authorized to grant these license, at 20 dollars for one year.
Appointment by the Governor. On the 2nd inst., George BRYAN, Esq., was appointed Auditor General of the Commonwealth of PA, for three years succeeding the date of his appointment.
Vendue to be held May 2nd, for all household and kitchen furniture of John BETTLE, Esq., late of Wilkes-Barre, deceased. Also a horse and chair sleigh &c. Postponement of this sale until the 18th.
29 May 1818
To Be Sold – A good carding machine and picker & clothier tools on the most reasonable terms of liberal credit by applying to Samuel BREES, Kingston or Henry FELLOWS, Providence.
Information Wanted of John JONES, a young man of middle size, and think of flesh, about 25 years of age, left the neighborhood of Londongrove, Chester County, in the beginning of the First-month last – last account of him on road leading toward Westchester. Any information may be directed to the following: Thomas SAVORY, Philadelphia; William ROBINSON, near the Broad-Ford on Schuylkill; Townsend LAMBORN, near Westchester; Amos HARVEY, near Chadd’s Fort, Brandwine; Jeremiah BROWN, near Peach Bottom Ferry, on the Susquehanna.
Several appointments have recently been made in this county which have not been published. Ichabod SHAW of Union and Abraham SHORTZ of Nescopeck, appointed Justices of the Peace and also Peter WINTER, of the township of Pittston.
New County – A writer in the Berwick Independent American urges the formation of a new county out of parts of Columbia and Luzerne, with the seat of Justice at Berwick.
Information wanted on Nathaniel ST. ANDREE, formerly of Switzerland, died not long since in the United States, possessed of some portion of property. Advertiser is desirous whether he left any will, and if so, to whom he bequeathed his property. Information may be addressed to the Editors of the National Intelligence, Washington City.
One hundred head of sheep for sale and also a quantity of good wool. William ROSS, Wilkesbarre.
Two Dollars Reward for a small red morocco pocket-book, lost within the center square, Wilkesbarre, on Wednesday last, containing several dollars in Bank Bills. Geo. HAINES.
5 June 1818
Berwick, May 30 – Distressing Accident. On Monday last Mr. WHITENECK, about 38 years of age, who lived in the vicinity of this Borough, was employed in conducting a raft of timber down Nescopeck Creek to the Susquehanna River, within a mile of the bridge, crossing the same as the raft was descending over the falls of Esq. BITTENBENDER’S Mill dam; it suddenly separated and precipitated him into the water between the timber, and he disappeared for several minutes, and continued under the raft till it had passed down the slope, to where the water became more still, when one of his feet was seen from under the raft by a persons standing on the bank, who immediately plunged into the water and bore him to the shore; he was found to be shockingly mangled, the skin of his head from his left eye, to his right ear, literally torn off, one of his arms broken, & and his bowels gushing out. Medical aid was called immediately, but he expired in about four hours, in great distress; leaving a wife and large family of children which truly depended on his labor for their support; to lament his untimely fate. Query. Would it not be well to recommend it to all who feel able and willing, to contribute something towards the relief of the unfortunate Widow and Children. Ind. American
The subscriber would inform the public that he is now ready to commence the business of Carding, at the stand formerly occupied by John WATERS, in Providence. Darius FINCH, Providence.
The subscribers inform their friends and the public that they still continue the Manufacture of Cloths & Sattinetts, at their establishment in Kingston, late SWETLANDS Mills. HOLGATE, ROYAL & CO.
Anthony BROWER, Tailor, Wilkes-Barre.
Married – In this Borough, on Sunday evening last, by Rev. PHINNEY, Samuel D. BETTLE, to Miss Maria TRACY.
Died – At Kingston, in this county, on the 1st inst., Samuel DORRANCE, in the 29th year of his age, leaving a widow and three pledges. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kingston and Wilkesbarre.
To the Public. Whereas my husband, Benjamin, has advertised me as having left his bed and board – but as he has no bed nor board (he having made over his property to his children with a view of starving me) he has now left me to shift for myself a second time. This is, therefore, to forewarn all persons from harboring him, until he provides for my maintenance, and gives security for that and his good behaviour.
To all good people who want him described,
To running away he has long been addicted,
He deserted his country, being scared at a ball,
And ran home the greatest hero of all.
For such service as this he obtained a pension,
How well he deserved it I need not mention,
But one thing for all I needs must acknowledge,
He’s the worst husband God ever made to my knowledge
~Susanna CARSON, Clearfield Co.
12 June 1818
The Brethren of Lodge No. 61 at Wilkesbarre, are requested punctually to attend at the Lodge on Wednesday, the 24th inst., being the anniversary of St. John the Baptist. Masonic Brethren who happen to be in the vicinity not belonging to this lodge are respectfully invited to attend – the public address will be delivered by a Brother – and dinner provided for the lodge. Jesse FELL, A. BEAUMONT, Pierce BUTLER, Committee.
Court Martial. At a Regimental Court Martial (ordered by Isaac BOWMAN, Col. of the Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia) convened at the Courthouse Hall in Wilkesbarre, on Friday the 5th June 1818, for the trial of Elijah CLARK, a private in the Third Company. Members present: Capt. MAFFET, Lieut. PRINGLE, Lieut. HARTZELL, Capt. CAREY, Lieut. CORTRIGHT, Ensign ATHERTON. Supernumeraries Present: Lieut. CAREY, Lieut. WARD, Ensign KIDNEY. Lieut. CAREY was chosen a member of the Court-martial in the room of Lieut. OCHMIG not attending. Capt. MAFFET was chosen President, and Benjamin D. WRIGHT appointed Judge Advocate. Elijah CLARK, plead not guilty to each of the charges preferred against him. And he requested permission to introduce Counsel, which was granted by the Court. Adjourned until two o’clock P. M. to give the prisoner time to prepare for his defense The Court met pursuant to adjournment – all the members present. The charges and specifications were again read, and the prisoner again plead “Not Guilty,” to each of the charges. The prosecutor, Isaac A. CHAPMAN, A Sergeant in the eighth Company of the same Regiment, and the prisoner, both declaring themselves ready to proceed to trial, the Court proceeded to examine the evidence produced. The Court then adjourned until 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
Saturday morning, June 6th. Court met pursuant to adjournment – Present. Capt. MAFFET, President and members: Lieut. CAREY, Lieut. CORTRIGHT, Ensign ATHERTON, Capt. CAREY, Lieut. PRINGLE, Lieut. HARTZELL. Supernumeraries: Lieut. WARD, Ensign KIDNEY, Prisoner, Prosecutor, B. D. WRIGHT Judge Advocate. After the prisoner’s counsel and the prosecutor had remarked upon the testimony, and the law touching the charges, the Judge Advocate summed up, and remarked upon, the Evidence produced as well on behalf of the prosecution as the prisoner, the Court was cleared, and after consultation made the following decision. He was found guilty of 5 of the 6 charges. Sentence. The Court, in consequence of their determination respecting the aforesaid charges, and the specifications under those charges, exhibited against the said CLARK, and after due consideration, sentenced him to pay a find of Fifteen Dollars. The Court do also, in consideration of an evident want of duty in some of the officers, and of the mistaken views of the said Elijah CLARK, respecting his duty, recommend him as a fit object of mercy, to the commanding officer of the Regiment. The proceedings having been read over, and approved and signed by the President, the Court then adjourned. Samuel MOFFET, Capt.
The proceedings of the above Court-marital are approved by the commanding officer of the Regiment; at the same time he is extremely sorry that he has been under the disagreeable necessity of detailing a Court Martial, for the trial of any man in the 2nd Regiment. But as the crimes of which the accused was charged, were of an aggravating nature, and his conduct apparently malignant and highly reprehensible, he felt himself in duty bound to order a Court to assemble. Nevertheless, anxious to reclaim by an instance of mercy, as well as by an example of justice, he has thought proper to remit the fine imposed, and the said Elijah CLARK, is hereby discharged, in full confidence that his future good conduct when on parade, will fully justify the recommendation (page torn) of the Court, mercy of commanding officer toward him. Court Martial of which Capt. Samuel MAFFET, is President and B. D. WRIGHT, Judge Advocate, ids dissolved. Isaac BOWMAN, Col. 2nd Reg’t. P. M. Wilkesbarre.
Carriage Making Business at the new building on Northampton Street, Wilkesbarre, by THOMAS & TOLLES.
40 Dollars Reward – Stop the Thief. Was stolen from the stable of Benjamin JENKINS, Eaton, on Sunday night last, a brown mare. Whoever will return the mare, and secure the thief that he may be brought to Justice, shall receive the reward – or twenty Dollars for the mare along.
Melancholy Accident. On the 11th ult., as Cornelius S., son of Jacob C. VAN ARTSDALEN, Esq., was working in a marl-pit, belonging to colonel Barnes SMOCK, of Middletown, the ground suddenly caved in upon him, and crushed him to death in an instant. Trenton, NJ, June 2.
Caution. All persons are hereby cautioned not to trust or harbor my wife Polly (formerly Polly WOOSTER) on my account, as I will not pay any debts of her contracting without a written order from myself. I wish it to be explicitly understood that I will pay no debts contracted by the said Polly, or by any other person, without an order as aforesaid. John WATERS, Providence.
First & Last Call. All those who are indebted to the subscriber, either by note or book account, are desired to call at his dwelling at Mount Hope – or, every Wednesday at the Washington Hotel, for four weeks. After that time all Notes and Accounts will be put in the hands of a Magistrate for collection. John P. ARNDT.
19 & 26 June 1818 NO PAPER
3 July 1818
John MC CORD Estate. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to, James M’CORD, Mary M’CORD, James M’MAHAN and Sarah his wife, late Sarah M’CORD, John MORRISON and Flora his wife, late Flora M’CORD, heirs and legal representatives of John M’CORD, late of Tunkhannock Twp. At an Inquest duly awarded by the Orphans’ Court the real estate was divided into two parts and parts severally valued and appraised. And where as none of the heirs of the said Intestate appeared in Court on the return of the Inquisition to take the premises the mentioned at the valuation thereof. Therefore upon application of John MORRISON, one of the heirs by right of his wife, you and every of you are hereby cited to be and appear at the court to be held Aug. 1st, to accept or refuse to take the premises aforesaid, or show cause why the same shall not be sold. Thomas BURNSIDE.
The irregular state of mind of my son Josiah WRIGHT, and his incapacity to make contracts renders it proper that I should, and I do hereby forewarn all persons not to trust him, or make contracts with him, with an expectation that they will be fulfilled. Thomas WRIGHT, Wright’sville.
Information Wanted. Stephen HERZOG, of Altdorf, in the Dukedom of Baden, Germany, anxious to find Dominicus HERZOG and Martin BITTEL, friends who came to the United States in November last, and are supposed to reside either in the county of Luzerne or in some of the adjoining counties earnestly begs them to inform by letter addressed to him to the care of John MIXSELL, Easton, the place of their residence.
Married – In Philadelphia, on the 13th ult. By the Rev. WILSON, John SNYDER, Esq., of Union Co., eldest son of Simon SNYDER, Esq., late Governor of Pennsylvania, to Miss Mary KITTERA, of that city, daughter of the late John W. KITTERA, Esq.
Married – At Tunkhannock, on Thursday the 25th ult, by Cyrus AVERY, Esq. Samuel WHITMORE to Mrs. Sarah M’CORD, all of that place.
True helpers may they prove indeed, In prayer and faith and hope.
And see with joy a goodly seed, To build their household up.
Letters remaining on hand at the Post Office in Kingston, July 1st:
Epaphras P. BUTLER
William B. CHAMPLIN
Alva C. PHILIPS
PERKINS Son & ATHERTON
Henry BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Letters remaining at the Post Office, Tunkhannock, July 1st:
Betsey or Mary SOWVAY
Tilton H. SMIHT
J. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Notice – Henry LUTZ, died in Maytown, Donegal Twp., Lancaster County, on the 11th April last leaving sundry property, &c. It is supposed there is a sister, named Hannah KEMPERLY, residing somewhere up the Susquehannah. This is to notify the said Hannah, to come forward as soon as possible to the subscriber in Maytown, where she may receive an interest in said estate. Christian NEESLY, Ex;’r., Maytown.
Proposals will be received for painting the court-house. To have two coats of paint well laid on and pointed to represent a stone building. The work to be completed by the fifteenth of November – the materials will be furnished. Arnold COLT, Clerk to the Board.
Estate of Jeremiah KULP, Jun., late of Salem, Luzerne Co., deceased, requests payments and demands. Elizabeth KULP and Charles HOLLOWAY, Admin’s.
Caution. The Public are hereby cautioned against purchasing a certain Note drawn by the Subscriber, payable to Samuel WHITNEY, for the sum of twenty-five dollars – as I have paid the full value of the Note, and it was taken away by the said WHITNEY, after payment. I am determined not to pay it again unless compelled by law. Salmon KEENEY, Wyalusing.
New Goods at the store of REYNOLDS, GAYLORD & Co.., Plymouth.
Book Lost. The person who borrowed a book of Sermons delivered during the late War, is requested to return it to the Recorder’s office. The title of the Book is not exactly remembered; but it has the name of Henry AVERY, and also that of Cyrus AVERY, written in it, with the price of the Book marked on one of the blank pages. Examine your Libraries, Citizens, and if you can find the Book, send it as above.
Estate of Thomas DODSON, late of Huntington, Luzerne Co., requests payments and demands. Elias DODSON, Acting Executor, Huntington.
17 July 1818
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Letters remaining at the Post Office, Wilkes-Barre, June 30th:
Rev. Phiineas CAMP
Sam’l FELL jun.
Rev. James GILMORE
Abm. & Jno. KIDNEY
Jno. A. LEOB
Rev. Nath’l LEWIS
Arthur MC AFFERTY
Joseph MC KEEL
Solomon A. ROGERS
Wm. B. ROCHESTER
Asa F. SNELL
Constant M. SEARLES
Will’m S. WAIT
Jacob CIST, P. M.
Appointments by the Governor: David SCOTT, President Judge of the eleventh District, composed of Luzerne, Wayne and Pike. Edward HERRICK, President Judge of the 13th Judicial District composed of the counties of Susquehanna, Bradford and Tioga.
Hail Storm last Sunday afternoon, generating hail about the size of cherries. On the Plains some was measured which was five inches in circumference, in Kingston many the size of a hen’s eggs and in Exeter one measured eight inches in circumference, another ten inches. The hail was generally in the center white as snow, and on the outside a clear as ice. There was no wind while the hail was falling, but a number of window glass broken and the grain somewhat injured. The lightning was incessant, and the flashes very vivid descending from the clouds to the earth in one continued stream of fire.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held August 1st:
1) Land in Pittston Twp., bounded by heirs of William SLOCUM, Susquehanna River, heirs of Constant SEARLE and the main road, containing one half acre. And a tract bounded by the public highway, heirs of William SLOCUM, Jedediah COLLINS, containing one acre. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Benjamin PERRY, administrator of Godfrey PERRY, surviving partner of the firm of HART & PERRY, against Miner SEARLE
2) Land in Providence Twp., founded by the Delaware Road, Lackawanna River, Preserved TAYLOR and the Great Bend ROAD, containing about 80 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Nathan ROBERTS to the use of Moses KILPATRICK against Joseph FELLOWS.
3) Land in Wilkes-Barre, being Lot #20, in the third division, containing 176 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Rosewell WELLES and Jacob BEDFORD, against George HAINES.
4) Land in Huntington Twp., being Lot #7, third division, bounded by Simon TUBBS and unknowns, containing 100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Charles POMMER against Philip GEISSE.
5) Land in Windham Twp., bounded by William A. HEATH, Elisha AMES, Wyllis DE WOLF and unknown, containing 100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Daniel STERLING against Leonard LOTT
Manners and Graces Academy – Martial METEYER, professor of Dancing. Hours of tuition from 5 til 8 o’clock, P.M., no advance money will be required. None but parents and guardians of pupils can be admitted, except at the practicing balls.
Notice – The subscriber has placed all his notes and accounts against persons residing in Pittston and the township above in the ands of Peter WINTER, Esq. Elisha BLACKMAN.
Notice – If the heirs or representatives of Capt. WEIDMAN, will call at the office of the Miltonian, they will hear of a valuable estate belonging to them in this neighborhood.
24 July 1818
Trial For Murder – Commonwealth vs James LONDON for the murder of Jane LONDON. The prisoner is a free man of colour. She was of bad temper and he frequently indulged in intoxication and was brutal in his conduct. They lived as man and wife in the borough of Harrisburg, near the African church. On March 1st last, he shot her in the head with a musket and she expired immediately. He was taken to the Dauphin Co. jail, and sentenced to hang by the neck until dead (See article for details)
Married – On Thursday evening, the 16th inst., by Thomas DYER, Esq., Simon MONEYGA to Miss Elizabeth RYMER, all of Wilkesbarre.
On the 8th inst. The remains of Gen. Richard MONTGOMERY were deposited, with civic and military honors, beneath the monument erected to his memory, by order of Congress, in St. Paul’s Church, NY.
Twenty dollar Reward – Stolen from the M. M’DOWELL Store at Miler’sville, Columbia Co., two hundred dollars in cash and about one hundred dollars worth of goods.
Notice – 2nd Reg., P. M., will have an election at the house of Isaiah LONGSHORE, in Salem on 15 August next, to fill the vacancy by the resignation of Redmond CONYNGHAM.
Notice – 1st Battalion, 76th Reg., P. M., will have an election at the house of col. John BUCKINGHAM, in Tunkhannock on Aug. 13th to elect on Major, to supply the place of Joseph LOTT, removed.
D’que. GERMAIN, informs his friends that he has just received directly from France, sundry articles.
31 July 1818
Gunsmithing by William DENNIS, at Franklin Street, Wilkesbarre.
On Saturday afternoon last, as Dr. James DOUGAL, of Milton, was returning home on the Derry and Milton road from the paradise Settlement, he unfortunately fell from his horse which caused immediate death; though discovered within 20 minutes after the fall, endeavors to revive hem were ineffectual. There were no marks of his being injured in any way by the fall. Dan. Express.
Aggravated Assassination – Major Benjamin BIRDSALL, of the US Army was shot on parade this evening a few minutes before eight, and his immortal spirit left its tabernacle of clay, in one hour and fifty-five minutes afterwards. He was shot by a soldier named HAMILTON. The murder was deliberate and the monster exults at the perpetration – he is in prison. We understand that early on Monday morning, this wretch, HAMILTON, put a period to his own existence. NYE Post
Another article: HAMILTON, the murderer of Major BIRDSALL, at Albany, died not commit suicide, as reported, but is now in custody. He is said to be a native of this city, and his parents reside in Cherry Street. Col.
7 August 1818
David HAYS, was drowned in Pinecreek, Lycoming Co., on the 11th inst. He rode in his horse, and was thrown off.
A child 18 months old, of Robert KENNEDY, at New York, was run over by a Chartman, a few days since, and instantly killed. The wheel was driven over the child’s head which rested on the curb stone.
Leonard CORBIN, said to be a native of Woodstock, Con.., aged about 25 years, died at Harrisburg, on the 18th inst. In consequence of drinking cold water.
The assassin who destroyed Major BIRDSALL, was reported to have taken his own life. This is a mistake. He is in prison, exulting in having perpetrated the horrid crime. He assigns as a reason for the rash act, “that the Major refused to discharge him on his promise to furnish a substitute.”
Dr. Henry L. LIVINGSTON, tenders his services to the inhabitants of Wilkesbarre and its vicinity, in the practice of Physic and Operative Surgery.
A Great Coat was found by Dr. S. HAYDEN, in Nov. last, and left in the hands of Elijah AYRES, (Exeter) The subscriber has the coat now in his possession. The owner can have it by paying the expense of advertising. Samuel HAYDEN.
14 August 1818
Died – In this town on Tuesday last, infant child of Job GIBBS.
Married – At Morris-Town, NJ, Tuesday evening, the 28th July, by Rev. W .A. M’COWELL, Isaac CHAPMAN, Esq., of Wilkesbarre to Miss Rebecca D. JENNISON, of that place.
On Thursday, the 30th July last, James MURRAY and Mathias VENRICH, were instantaneously killed by lightning while at work in the grain field of Mrs. BRADY, in Rye Township, Cumberland Co. Several others were injured by the same flash. MURRAY has left a wife and two small children, VENRICH was about 16 years of age.
Another Murder! A man by the name of O’RILEY was, on the 13th ult. Committed to the prison of Cambridge, Md., charged with the murder of James APPELGARTH, whom he stabbed with a pen-knife, cutting his jugular vein, which caused instant death.
The members of the Wyoming Guards are informed that the cloth and trimmings for their uniform are now ready for delivery, at the store of Lord BUTLER and Son. It is necessary they should get them soon in order to have the Company organized by Fall Training.
A Flat, was taken up by the subscriber in February last, at the breaking up of the Ice in the Susquehanna River. It is large, and what is generally called a Lumber Flat. The owner is desired to prove property, pay charges and take it away. Jeremiah BLANCHARD, Pittston.
21 August 1818
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, June 1818 – DAILEY, &C Pl’ffs in Error vs Cyrus AVERY
Opinion of Chief Justice TILGHMAN, GIBSON and DUNCAN
Cyrus AVERY, the plaintiff below, claimed under Zebulon MARCY, who had obtained a Certificate for the land in dispute from the commissioners appointed to carry into effect the act of Assembly, entitled “An act for offering compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants of certain lands within the Seventeen Townships of the County of Luzerne, &c. passed the 4 April 1799, and the supplements thereto passed 15 day of March 1800, and the 6th April 1902. The certificate bears date of 21 January 1804, and a patent was issued upon it to said MARCY on the 17 November 1812. Zebulon MARCY and wife conveyed to Cyrus AVERY by deed dated the 10 day of December 1812. The Plaintiff having made out his title, the Defendants offered to prove that neither Zebulon MARCY not any person under whom he derived title had ever been settled on the land in dispute, and that there was no settlement or occupancy of the said land prior to the Decree of Trenton. They offered to prove also that their father, David DAILEY, settled upon this land upwards of 30 years ago, and that he and his family had actually resided thereon ever since, and that no person but the said David DAILEY and his children (the said Defendants) had ever occupied or improved the said land. They offered also to give in evidence of the value of the improvements made by their father and themselves. (Long article)
Died – In Providence, on Tuesday last, after a painful illness of 16 days, Mrs. SLOCUM, wife of Benjamin SLOCUM.
Died – In Williamsport, Lycoming County, Mrs. Ann, wife of Michael ROSS, Esq.
Jacob DILDINE, formerly of Huntington, was lately drowned while bathing in the Susquehanna River near Danville.
Military Elections. Major John SNYDER, of Berwick, was on Saturday the 15th inst. Elected Lieut. Col. of the 2nd Reg. P. M., in the room of Redmond CONYNGHAM, resigned.
Capt. Henry GREEN, of Abington, was elected major of the lower Battalion of the 76th Regiment, P. M. in the room of Joseph LOT, removed.
Estate of Samuel BOWMAN, late of Wilkesbarre, request payments and demands. Eleanor BOWMAN, William L. BOWMAN, Administrators.
John NAGLE applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne Co. for the relief of Insolvent Debtors.
Tobyhanna Lands – No person whatsoever in Luzerne county, or elsewhere is authorized to make contracts for the sale of any of the lots or lands situated on or near Tobyhanna Creek, in the county of Northampton, in the neighborhood of the Turnpike Road, called the Easton and Wilkesbarre Road, which are vested in the subscriber; nor to receive Monies due or to grow due on account of any of that description, sold by him. Miers FISHER.
Strayed or stolen from the Subscriber, in Wilkesbarre, about the 20th of July last, a small white cow. Whoever will return or give notice so that she may be had shall receive a reasonable reward. Epaphras WADSWORT, Wilkesbarre.
Ebenezer BROWN, a creditor, has applied for Letters of Administration upon the estate of Lyndon HEBARD, late of Kingston, deceased.
28 August 1818
Notice – The subscriber is about erecting a Scaffold over the Susquehanna River a the Borough of Wilkesbarre. There is a vacancy left of twenty three feet, the third space from the abutment on the Wilkesbarre side. Those who may have lumber to run by singling their rafts above, and keeping near shore, may pass without any difficulty. Joseph C. POWELL, Wilkesbarre.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held Sept. 19th: Land in the township of Wilkesbarre, bounded by Anderson DANA, Rueben DOWNING and Jehoida P. JOHNSON, containing 13 or 14 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philip REED to the use of Joseph PRUNER against Lazarus STEWART.
Notice – The Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company declared on the 3rd inst., a dividend of One Dollar and Fifty Cents on each share of Capital Stock.
4 September 1818
Imprisonment for Debt – Capt. BREWER, is now confined in a goal in Hillsborough County, for nearly four years on a civil debt, the original of which amounted to eight dollars, but now together with his board amounts to nearly three hundred dollars. After remaining in goal thirty days, he took the benefit of the “Act for the relief of poor debtors,” but as he was unable to pay his board, and no friend appeared to discharge it, he has been detained in custody ever since because he could not pay that which was merely impossible for him, and which is daily accumulating. His circumstances to my best recollection is as follows: He is about 70 years of age, of a weak constitution, and at the time of his commitment was dependent on the town for many of the necessaries of life. He was a Hero of our Revolution, and held a captain’s commission through part or the whole of the struggle of our independence. But now he is immured in a prison 12 feet square with many others.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held October 17th, for a lot or piece of land in the township of Pittston, bounded by John BENEDICT, heirs of Roger SEARLE and heirs of Thomas BENEDICT, deceased, containing about 25 acres. Attendance will be given by Miner SEARLE and Henry VAN STORK, administrators.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 26th September, for land in Wilkesbarre, bounded by the turnpike road, Hugh CONNER, Lot #34, Daniel GRIDLEY, containing 1 acre (excepting half an acre, which Jacob ELY deeded to Elizabeth RAYNO). Attendance will be given by Mason CRARY, administrator.
11 September 1818
General Elections will be held on Tuesday, October 13th.
Dissolution of Partnership of TRACY & SHOLES, by mutual consent. Edwin TRACY & Lyman SHOLES, Wilkesbarre.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held September 19th, for land in the township of Wilkesbarre, bounded by Jehoida P. JOHNSON, back line of Wilkesbarre Township, Lot #19 in 3rd division and main road from Wilkesbarre to Pittston, containing about 755 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of George HAINES against Elihu IVES.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held Oct. 3rd, for the estate of Christian YAGER, late of Salem Twp., for land in Salem Township, containing about 92 acres, bounded by Lots # 15 an d17 in 3rd division, John JONES, Lot #16 in 3rd division (excepting about 40 acres which said Christian YAGER sold to John JONES. Chandler EVES and William MATHEW, administrators.
18 September 1818
Another Hero of the Revolution Gone! Major General Arthur ST CLAIR, is no more! He died at his residence on the Chesnut Ridge, on Monday morning, the 31st ultimo, at half past twelve o’clock – and was interred on the 1st inst. At Greensburg, with military and Masonic honors.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held October 3rd for the estate of John T. MILLER, late of Union Twp., dec’d, containing two tracts of land. 1) bounded by south side of that branch of Hemlock’s Creek (called the pond Creek), containing 300 acres and 2) bounded by Ann BEVIN, David LEWIS, Joseph DODSON, William MILLER, containing 85 acres, being westerly part of tract that John T. and William MILLER purchased of Archibald M’CALL and John MORTN. Susanna MILLER and Noah WADHAMS, administrators.
25 September 1818
Berwick, Sept. ___. Unhappy Occurrence! On Sunday last, three workers of John JONES of this borough left his house with the intent of going out to their camp, on the turnpike road, (now making about five miles from Berwick) for the purpose of being ready on the morning following to commence labors of the week; but shocking to record! When about two and half miles from the town, a dispute arose between two of the men; and a combat ensued the third person interfered and parted them. One of the animist by the name of David WRIGHT down on the side of the dug road when in an instant the other named Wm. KUNTZ, broke himself loose from the person that held him, and with violence made a kick at WRIGHT and lodged the blow under his left ear, which terminated his existence in a few moments. William KUNTZ, was arrested and committed to prison to await his trial at the next court. Ber. Ind.
Caution – I hereby caution all persons against taking an assignment of a certain note for $16, dated time in June last, payable the 20th September following, drawn by subscriber to George SWANK of Nescopeck. As the consideration for which said note was given has entirely failed, I am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Andrew M’CLURE, Newport
The following recommend Naphtali HURLBUT for County Commissioner and Anderson DANA for Auditor:
George P. RANSOM
Elijah AYRES, Exeter
We the subscribers, neighbors and intimate acquaintances of Doct. Asa C. WHITENEY, that he is a man of good moral character, a public professor of religion, is in extensive practice as a physician, and is highly esteemed by all his respectable acquaintances. Kingston, Sept. 22nd.
Benj. C. GOODWIN
2 October 1818
Notice is hereby given that the Direct Tax paid in conformity to the Act of Congress passed the 22nd July, and 2 August 1813, upon the following described property is now remaining unpaid, and that unless the said tax with ten per cent in addition thereto shall be paid to the Subscriber on or before the 2nd day of November next, the said property or so much thereof as shall be necessary to satisfy the said tax, and twenty per cent in addition thereto, will be sold at public sale, at the Courthouse in Wilkesbarre. The sale to commence at 9 o’clock A.M. on the said 2nd day of November 1818. (Location of property, acreage and amount of tax is listed for each)
John P. ARNDT
Cornelius COURTRIGHT 2nd
Cornelius COURTRIGHT & S. ABBOTT
John CAREY & George MILLER
Samuel W. FELL
Stephen GARDNER Est.
John HOLLENBACK & Matthias HOLLENBACK
John HOLLENBACK & Matthias HOLLENBACK
Jacob JOHNSON Est.
Solomon JOHNSON heirs
Jacob LUTZ 2nd
Thos. LOMERAUX Jr.
Lawrence MYERS Est.
Jared Marcy Est.
Pain PETEBONE heirs
Josiah PELL heirs
John L. SHAW
Ebenezer SLOCUM & Benjamin SLOCUM
Reuben SILSBEE heirs
James VAN FLEET
Matthias VAN LOOU
Aaron VAN LOON
Elizabeth VAN BUSKIRK
John HITMAN & Daniel JACKSON
Ten Dollars Reward – Made his escape from the Constable on Wednesday the 17th of this inst., Elisha SMITH. A man about six feet high, dark complexion, short dark hair, stout built, but not fleshy. Had on when he ran away, buckskin pantaloons, a dark coloured coat much worn vest of the same as his coat, had on a wool hat nearly new, and old shoes. Any person who delivers said runaway (he being arrested for stealing) where he may be brought to justice, shall be entitled to the above reward, and all reasonable charges. John BOWMAN.
Wm. C. HAGAMAN, Tailor, Kingston.
Register’s Notice in accounts of:
Joseph LANDON, late of Providence Twp., Jeremiah VANDEMARK Jr., administrator
John N. HANS, late of Salem, George SMETHERS, administrator
Elisha ATHERTON, late of Kingston, Eunice ATHERTON & Samuel CARVER, exec’s.
Christian HORN, late of Sugar Loaf Twp., George HORN, administrator
Cloth Dressing by Samuel SHOEMAKER & Co., Kingston.
9 October 1818
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held the 26th inst., the estate of John M’CORD, late of Tunkhannock Twp., including tracts in Eaton and Tunkhannock Townships. Full descriptions given of each tract.
16 October 1818
Sheriff’s Sales to be held October 31st:
1) Land in Providence Twp., bounded by Lot #28, James GRIFFIN, Lackawanna Creek, containing 80 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of David SCOTT against Edward SPENCER.
2) Land in Tunkhannock Twp., bounded by Cyrus AVERY, Daniel SHAW, and town line,
containing one equal fourth part of 85 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Daniel SHAW against Reuben MULLISON
3) Land in Wilkesbarre and Hanover, containing about 6 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Joel B. BURRITT against John SMITH.
4) Land in Nicholson Twp., bound by Peter MILLER, Samuel MONROW, unknown, containing 2 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Susquehanna Bank, assignee of Stephen TUTTLE, against Samuel MONROW & Caleb ROBERTS.
5) Land in Greenfield Twp., bounded by John ASHLEY, Isaac WILSON, Benjamin DOLPH and Jonathan D. SERJEANT, containing 151 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas MONTGOMERY against Hugh MONTGOMERY.
6) Land in Greenfield Twp., bounded by Ann PETTY, containing 101 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of George SELDON assignee of Redmond CONYNGHAM against Stephen COOK.
7) Land in Providence Twp., bounded by public highway, Lot #8 and David SILSLANE, containing 5 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of PEET, WHEELER & Co. against Philip HERMANS.
8) Land in Greenfield Twp., bounded by Jonathan D. SERGEANT, John ASHLEY, EWING and Isaac WILSON, containing 151 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of William MONTGOMERY against Benjamin DOLPH.
9) Land in Kingston Twp., bounded by Thomas BIRD, David PERKINS, main road and Hiram ATHERTON, containing about 1 acre and another tract in Northmoreland Twp., being Lot #15 in the double tier. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Caleb FOULKE against Asa DIMOCK & Jacob BEDFORD.
10) Land in Huntington Twp., bounded by Andrew SHIVER, Conrad LAUBACK, Gas SEWARD, Samuel BAIRD and the Asylum Company, containing 230 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Archibald M’CALL, John ASHLEY and Thomas ASTLEY against Charles BARRETT.
11) Land in Blakeley Township, bounded by Moses DOLPH, David HOSACK, FISHER and unknown, containing 223 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Benjamin DOLPH against Timothy STEVENS.
12) Land in Newport Twp., bounded by the Long Pond, Andrew M’CLURE and of unknown, containing 30 or 40 acres, being part of Lot #45 second division. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John A. LEOB against Andrew HARTZ.
13) Land in Braintrim Twp., bounded by Susquehanna River, Jacob BIRCKHOLDER, containing 353 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Edward BURD against William T. ALDEN.
14) Land in Plymouth Twp., bounded by line of Dallas Twp., Asahel DRAKE and of unknown, containing 21 acres. Also land in Bedford being 100 acres, undivided of Lot #47, in the back tier. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of David SCOTT against Summers BALDWIN.
15) Land in the Borough of Wilkesbarre. Mentions lands conveyed by Isaac CARPENTER and wife to Daniel COLLINS, who conveyed to Benjamin DRAKE, who conveyed to Parthenia GORDON. Lands also which Isaac CARPENTER conveyed to Jonathan HANCOCK. Another tract in Tunkhannock Twp., bounded by the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road, John HARDING, Adam WILSON, containing half an acre. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of George RICHADS against James BARNES, administrator of William BARNES.
Came to the enclosure of the subscriber some time in July last, a brown heifer, with a white face, supposed to be three years old. John A. LEOB, Hanover.
Married – At Dallas by Jacob J. BOGARDUS Esq., Abraham FULLER, merchant of Plymouth to Miss Rebecca CHURCH, of the former place.
Married – In this town, Isaac STODDART of Philadelphia, to Miss Lydia BUTLER, daughter of the late Capt. Z. BUTLER.
Married – In this town, on Tuesday evening last by Rev. LANE, Owen EVANS to Mary FREELAND.
23 October 1818
Letters in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, October 1st:
Benjamin F. BAILEY
James L. CAMPFIELD
George D. CLARK
Mr. GOBLE (distiller)
James A. GORDON
James KENNEDY & George GORE
John Wm. LITTLE
James LANDEN jun.
Daniel B. WILCOX
Capt. Thomas WRIGHT
Jehoida P. JOHNSON
Jacob CIST, P. M.
Wyoming Guards – The members are requested to attend a meeting at Mr. MORGAN’S Tavern, on Saturday the24th October, inst., at 4 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of selecting suitable persons for Officers, preparatory to organizing the Company.
New Fulling Mill for Cloth Dressing. BREES & PHILLIPS
General Election Charts.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held on November 2nd:
Land in Greenfield Twp., bounded by the BALLENCE Lot, David HASAC, unknown, and Amariah FISHER, containing 400 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Asael NOBLE, to the use of George HARBERGER, against Uriah ENOS.
Estate of John G. LAMOREUX, late of Plymouth, request payments and demands. Daniel LAMOREUS and Joze ROGERS, administrators.
30 October 1818
BENEDICT & WARNER have removed their hat manufactory, to the building lately the Gleaner office, near the post-office, where they intend to make and keep constantly on hand of all kinds of hats of the firs quality.
Notice to Millers – John EVANS, Esq., of Wilkesbarre, is appointed agent for the collection of all sums due to Michael WITHERS’ Assignees, for the use of the Patent Right of his cast beveiled Winged Gudgeons. Geo. HAMILTON, James M’DOWELL, Wilkesbarre.
Died – On the 18th inst. In Penns Valley, Centre Co., Mrs. Jane, wife of Rev. PEARCE.
6 November 1818
The Bradford County Election: Gen. Samuel M. KEAN, to assembly; Lemuel STREATOR, sheriff; John MINIER, coroner; Bartholomew LAPORTE, commissioner; William MEANS, George HYDE and Benjamin J. WOODRUFF, auditors. These gentlemen were all placed on the Republican ticket.
James HAMINTON, for the murder of Major Benjamin BIRDSALL, is to be hung at Albany, this day.
Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike elections to be held the first Monday of January next at the house of Isaac SLOCUM, township of Tunkhannock.
Fulling and Dressing Cloth by Hezekiah PARSONS, Laurel Runn, formerly mill of Alexander BROOKS.
13 November 1818
House of Representatives:
Bradford & Tioga: Samuel M. KEAN
Columbia: Samuel BOND
Luzerne & Susquehanna: Jonah BREWSTER, James REEDER
Northampton, Wayne & Pike: Isaac DIMMICK, Joseph BOWMAN, James HAYS
Samuel M’KEAN, of Bradford Co., appointed Aide-de-Camp to Governor FINDLAY.
The Legislature of Connecticut adjourned on Friday last. They have passed an act permitting the proprietors of the mail stages to carry passengers through that state on the Sabbath day.
Notice – All those indebted to the subscriber will call before the 1st day of December next, and settle their accounts or expect to have them put in the hands of a Justice for collection. William WRIGHT, Wilkesbarre.
A Stray Cow went away from the subscriber in May last. Jacob RICE, Kingston.
A Stray Steer came to the premises of the subscriber some time in August last. Peter SNYDER, Plymouth.
A Stray Heifer came to the premises some time in May last. Henry OSTERHOUT, Tunkhannock.
Caution. Whereas my wife, Priscilla, has left my bed and board without any just cause – these are therefore to forbid all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account, as I will ay no debts of her contracting after this date. John WALL, Exeter.
Notice – Tot he Widows and minor children of deceased Soldiers. The widows and minor children of soldiers that died in the service of the United States during the late war, are informed, that the law giving them commutation, or 5years half pay pension, in lieu of land, expires on the 16th day of February next (1819). Those persons that are entitled to the pension, amounting to 240 dollars, that do not apply for it before that period, will probably be forever after debarred from obtaining it. Those persons in Luzerne County who are entitled to the commutation, would do well to apply immediately.
20 November 1818
Notice to Creditors – Whereas in Pursuance of an act of general Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an attachment hath been granted by the subscriber, one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Luzerne, against a certain Amariah ENOS, of the township of Blakeley in the county aforesaid, whereon certain goods, chattels, and effects of the said Amariah ENOS, have been attached, and are now in the custody of Noah STEVENS and Moses DOLPH, of the same township, until they shall be disposed of according to Law. These are therefore to give Notice to the creditors of the said Amariah ENOS, to appear on Thursday, the third of December next, at ten o’clock A.M. at the house of Henry COBB, Innkeeper, in Greenfield; then and there to discover and make proof of their demand agreeable to the directions of the said act. Robert ORVIS, J. P.
27 November 1818
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 26 Dec. next, land in Salem Twp., estate of Jeremiah KULP, junior, being parts of Lots 47, 48, & 49 in first division, bounded by John CLENTOBS, Henry HEPLER, Nathan BEACH and Susquehanna River. Elizabeth KULP & Charles HOLLOWAY, administrators.
Died – At his residence in Penns Valley, Centre Co., James POTTER, Esq., one of the associate judges of that county.
James HAMILTON, the murderer of Major BIRDSALL has been executed at Albany. At the first attempt, the rope broke, and he fell to the ground. With the utmost composure he rose, examined a second rope, ascended the scaffold, assisted the sheriff in adjusting the rope, replaced his cap, and was launched into eternity. He had become extremely penitent before his death.
The Stockholders of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road, are notified that elections will be held at the Court House in Easton on the fourth day of January, to elect officers.
Six Cent Reward – Ran Away from the Subscriber about the 20th of October last, an apprentice to the Clock and Watch Making Business, named Daniel BOWDEN, about 13 years of age. Had on a round about jacket of grey cloth, tow trowsers, and wool hat. He was small of his age, and pretty forward in his manners. Whoever will return said boy shall receive the above reward, but no charges paid. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting him on my account. Daniel COLLINS, Wilkesbarre.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held Dec. 28th, for the estate of John T. MILLER, late of Union Township, for tracts of land in Union Township, one containing 300 acres and the second tract containing 85 acres. Susanna MILLER and Noah WADHAM, administrators.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held Dec. 28th, for the estate of Jared MARCY, late of Pittston Township, for land in Pittston Twp., bounded by a road leading from Peter HALLOCK’S to JENKINS’S ferry, Lackawanna River, Ebenezer MARCY, Enos FINCH, containing 14 acres and one other tract being parts of lots #37 and 38 in the township of Pittston, bounded by Thomas WRIGHT, Enos FINCH, road leading from Peter HALLOCK’S to JENKINS’S ferry, containing with first 14 acres about 96 acres. Rufus BENNETT and Joseph MARCY, administrators.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held Dec. 28th, for the estate of William SEARLE, deceased, for land in Pittston Twp., bounded by John BENEDICT, heirs of Roger SEARLE, Thomas BENEDICT, containing 25 acres. Henry VON STORK, administrator.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held Dec. 26th, for the estate of Elisha ATHERTON, of Kingston, several tracts of land in Kingston and Plymouth Townships. Eunice ATHERTON and Samuel CARVER, executors.
Wyoming Guards are requested to meet at P. MYERS, in Kingston, on Saturday the 12th of December on business of importance.
4 December 1818
Montrose Gazette – Missionaries. The public will take notice that at a meeting of the messengers from the several churches of the Susquehanna Association, at Plymouth, In Luzerne County, on the 9th inst., information was given to them that two men, one of the name of John SMIT, the other Epaphras THOMPSON, called Elder THOMPSON, had been out to the westward in character of Missionaries from Bridgewater, in fellowship with the Bridgewater Baptist Church of Christ and their connexion. It was the opinion of the association that they ought to give public notice of the imposition. It was therefore Resolved that it be published in the newspapers that the said John SMITH and Epaphras THOMPSON are neither of them in fellowship with the Bridgewater Church nor their connexion nor are they in fellowship with any other church or churches, to our knowledge. The following affidavit was ordered to be printed. The printers of public papers will please to give it one insertion. By order of the association. Davis DIMOCK
Luzerne Co., ss. Personally appeared before me, Noah WADHAMS, Esq., one of the Justices of the Peace in the for said County, Daniel JACKSON, and being duly affirmed deposeth and saith, that on or about the 15th day of October last, there came into his house in Sugarloaf Township in Columbia County, two men, one by the name of John SMITH, the other by the name of Epaphras THOMPSON, who was called Elder THOMPSON, SMITH first said to him after passing compliments, &c. we are come here as missionaries from our Baptist brethren, and he then requested him to appoint a meeting for them that evening; likewise he did, and they came in and they had a meeting, and THOMPSON preached; and that he the said JACKSON understood from all that was said by them both that they were in fellowship with the Bridgewater Baptist Church and their connexions, and further this deponent saith not. Daniel JACKSON. Affirmed and subscribed before me. Noah WADHAMS, Justice of the Peace.
Pennsylvania Election – Members of the Sixteenth Congress:
(6th District) Bucks, Northampton, Wayne and Lehigh: Dr. Samuel D. MOORE, Thomas J.
(10th District) Northumberland, Union, Columbia, Luzerne, Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga,
Lycoming and Potter: George DENNISON*; John MURRAY*
Died – In Stokes Co., N. C., the 5th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth CRAWFORD, aged 85, a very worthy old lady, who quilted all day without spectacles, went to bed slept soundly, and was a corpse before 10 o’clock. Her winding sheets she spun when a girl, and the handkerchief and gloves she was married in were used in her burial.
Millinery Business by Parthenia GORDOJN, Wilkesbarre.
30 Dollars Reward for items lost or stolen out of Mr. POLEN’S waggon, on the first of December, inst., two miles from Lehigh. William ASKAM, Hanover.
Divorce – To Rocksanna HARRIS. Take Notice, that your husband, Emer HARRIS, has applied to the court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, for a divorce from the bonds of matrimony. You are therefore hereby required to be and appear at the court of Common Pleas to be held at Wilkesbarre, in and for said county, on the first Monday of January next to answer the said complaint. Stephen VAN LOON, Sheriff.
Military Elections for the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Reg., Pennsylvania Militia will be held at the house of John JONES, in Berwick, Columbia Co., on Dec. 26th, to elect one Major (to supply the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Major John SNYDER to Lieutenant Colonel. Isaac POST, Inspector.
11 December 1818
Register’s Notice: Estate of Daniel ERROH, late of Nescopeck has been filed by Christiana ERROH and John BUSS, administrators. Estate of Stephen CAPWELL, late of Nicholson, has been filed by Jeremiah CAPWELL and Daniel Howard CAPWELL, executors.
Members of the Wyoming Fire Company will meet this evening at the Washington Hotel. S. PALMER, Secretary.
New Goods. James BARNES has received new goods at his New Store in Kingston. It may not be amiss to add, that Wilkesbarre Bridge Notes will be received in preference to chartered notes of Pennsylvania west of the river Susquehanna.
The estate of Lyndon HEBARD, late of Kingston, requests payments and demands. Ebenezer BROWN, Adm’r., Kingston.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held January 2nd:
1) Pittston Township, bounded by Stephen DECKER, main road, Jared MARCY (dec’d), and Lackawanna River, containing 37 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Henry m. PREVOST, John JENNINGS & David WILLIAMSON, assignees of Wm. & Geo. HARE, against Peter HALLACK.
2) Wilkesbarre Township, bounded by John B. WALLACE, Aziel DANA and main road (leading from Wilkesbarre to LEE’S Ferry), containing about 50 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Garrick MALLERY and Steuben BUTLER, Adm’rs. Of Zebulon BUTLER, dec’d, against Eleazer BLACKMAN.
3) Providence Township, bounded by Lot #28, James GRIFFIN and Lackawanna Creek, containing 80 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of David SCOTT against Edward SPENCER.
4) Tunkhannock Township, bounded by heirs of John M’CORD (dec’d), Susquehanna River and heirs of Caleb BATES, (dec’d), containing 360 acres, with buildings and improvements. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Ebenezer and Benjamin SLOCUM against Isaac SLOCUM.
5) Pittston Township, bounded by lands unknown, Stephen DECKER, Benjamin KNAPP and Spring BROOK lots, containing 100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of B. D. BARNES, assignee of Zenas BARNUM, against Joseph MARCY.
6) Tunkhannock Township, tract one containing 180 acres and tract two on the out-let of MARCY’S Lake, bounded by Samuel BAIRD, J. BUCKINGHAM and BROWN, town line, containing 447 acres, the equal half. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philip RYKER against John CLARY, Junr.
7) Blakely Township, conveyed from David HOSACK to Timothy STEVENS Jr., by deed dated 1 May 1816, bounded my Moses DOLPH, David HOSACK and lands of unknown, containing 223 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of David HOSAC against Timothy STEVENS Jr.
Blakely Township, in the forks of the road leading from Wilkesbarre to Bethany and the Great Bend, bounded by the Wilkesbarre and Bethany Road, the Wilkesbarre and Great Bend Road, public land and others, containing 1 acre. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of George S. SHELMIRE against George HARBERGER and Henry HARBERGER.
8) Pittston Township, bounded by Stephen DECKER, main road, estate of Jared MARCY (dec’d) and Lackawanna River, containing 37 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Asiel NOBLE against Peter HALLOCK.
18 December 1818
Estate of Tibbals BALDWIN, late of Dallas, requests payments and demands. Sarah BALDWIN and Daniel VOSBURG, Dallas, Executors.
Stray Red Ox at the premises of William STEVENS, Providence.
Stray Heifer at the premises of George SAX, Tobyhannah.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held Jan. 2nd
1) Pittston Township, bounded by Lackawanna River, Joseph MARCY, public highway, containing 189 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Eleazer CAREY against Stephen DECKER.
2) Land in Plymouth Twp., bounded by public lot, line of Dallas Twp., Asahel DRAKE and of unknown, containing 21 acres. Also land in Bedford Twp., being 100 acres, undivided of Lot #47, in the back tier. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of David SCOTT against Summers BALDWIN.
25 Dec. 1818
To Creditors – Take Notice – That I have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent act, and that they have appointed Saturday, the 9th of January next, for hearings, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. Abel FLING.
Members of the Wyoming Guards are to meet at the Court House in Wilkesbarre on Jan. 2nd, for elections of one Captain, two Lieutenants and one Ensign. John PERKINS, Major.
Public Sale of Household and Kitchen Furniture, Hay, &c. at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. Nathan PALMER
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