REPUBLICAN FARMER & DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1839)
BY S. P. COLLINS
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA
2 Jan. 1839
Public Meeting at the house of T. BRIGGS, in Hyde Park, composed of individuals of all political parties, on Dec. 26th, Noah GOODRICH was appointed President.
Vice Presidents: Daniel PEPPER, Jeremiah BRIGGS
Secretaries: John J. WARD, R. H. LACKEY
Committed to draft resolutions: C. H. SILKMAN, Esq., John J. WARD, Wm. MERRIFIELD Esq.,
J. H. PHINNEY and Elias GRIFFIN.
9 Jan. 1839
Tunkhannock Election Polls – A certificate in Harrisburg Keystone, signed by A. DURHAM, denying that he had been guilty of any frauds or unfairness as a judge at the polls held in Tunkhannock Township. Charges against A. DURHAM have been brought by Samuel BILLINGS, Daniel BALL, Daniel SIMMS, William OAKLEY, Wm. S. JAYNE and James ROBINSON.
Democratic Meeting of citizens of the township of Nicholson, was held at the house of N. BACON, Esq. They highly approve of the firm and manly stand of our Representatives, Messrs BUTLER and STURDEVANT. Christian FELTON, President, S. A. ROSE, Secretary.
Democratic Meeting of the citizens of Benton township was held at the house of RICHARD’S and FINN, on Jan. 1st, Gorton WALL, was called to the chair.
Secretary: O. L. HALLSTEAD
Delegate for the Convention of Jan. 8th at Philip MYERS in Kingston: Theron FINN, Esq.
Committee to draft resolutions: Gorton WALL, James VAN FLEET and David SMITH
Letters at the Wilkes-Barre PO on Jan. 1st:
Miss Phebe Ann BROWN
Miss Polly BRUNSON
Robert G. BOLINS
Ashbel B. BLODGETT
Rufus D. CLARK
Miss Barba ESHELMAN
Handy W. GROUP
Rev. Job J. HARVEY
Mrs. Mary HANCOCK
James E. JOHNSON
John M. JOHNSON
Z. & A. KREMER
Jeremiah W. KING
John R. LYNCH
Daniel MC COLUM
Mr. MC GRATH
John MC REYNOLDS
Patrick MC GARRY
Colin MC COLIN
Thomas MC AVOY
Anthony MC TIGHE
George MC CAY
James MC HUGH
Dr. Enos MACK
Miss Mary C. MARKS
Philip MC GRAN
Jacob R. MIDDLETON
Mathew SMITH Jr.
D. L. F. SNYDER
Jane C. SPEECE
Maria Affia WEIDNER
Miss P. YOUNG
D. COLLINS, P. M.
List of letters at the Tunkhannock PO, Jan. 1st:
Richard BACON jr.
William C. BLACKET
T. & P. BENSON
H. S. BUTLER
Benjamin F. CORWIN
Patrick H. DELANY
James D. HARRIS
J. H. HUNTER
Elisha HARDING sen’r
Jacob L. LEMMAREN
A. D. MACKELIDY
Isaac MC GARY
A. M. NICHOLS
John J. SANGTON
Geo. W. SPALDING
Mrs. Susan TODD
John F. WILLIAMS
Samuel STARK, P. M.
List of letters at the Falls PO., Jan. 1st:
N. N. DEAN
Priscilla R. FENSWORTH
Owest MC KENNY
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
List of letters at the Plymouth PO, Jan. 1st:
Caleb ATHERTON Esq.
J. R. BALDWIN
Thomas Se CASE
James JACKSON Esq.
John SMITH Esq.
Jacob W. SARBER
Cornelius VAN WICKALE
Sam’l DAVENPORT, P. M.
List of letters at the New Troy PO, Jan. 1st:
Geo. W. JACKSON
Charlotte V. BUSKIRK
Wm. SWETLAND, P. M.
List of letters at the Pittston PO, Jan. 1st:
James S. KENEDY
John R. CONDRY
Adam TEDRICK sen’r
Wm. D. BROOKS
Mrs. Martha EATON
Miss Mary GARDNER
Wm. P. TRASH
James KNAPP Esq.
C. W. POTTER
A. R. BACON, P. M.
List of letters at the Nanticoke PO, Jan. 1st:
Daniel STILES, P. M.
16 Jan. 1839
Democratic County Meeting – Held at the Pennsylvania Hotel in Wilkesbarre Boro with Andrew COURTRIGHT, Esq., of Salem President.
Fisher GAY, Esq. of Kingston
Maj. E. GOBLE of Exeter
Dr. James KELLY of Tunkhannock
Henry BOON of Plymouth
John BRIGGS, Esq. of Nescopeck
Perrin ROSS, Esq. of Tunkhannock
Titus SEWARD of Fairmount
Joseph TUTTLE, Esq. of Kingston
Bateman DOWNING, Esq. of Hanover
Thomas IRWIN Esq. of Dallas
John ROSENCRANSE, Jr. of Newport
Payne PETTEBONE of Kingston
Sanford MORE of Dallas
Niram FAIRCHILD of Plymouth
Committee of thirteen to draft Preamble and Resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the meeting:
Hon. A. BEAUMONT of Wilkesbarre
Bateman DOWNING, Esq. of Hanover
Col. Andrew GORDINIER of Nicholson
Thos. SMITH, Esq. of Abington
Isaac S. HIGGINS of Tunkhannock
Andrew R. BACON, Esq. of Pittston
Wm. C. GREEN of Abington
Isaac LONDON of Blakeley
Col. Thos. HADLEY of Exeter
A. S. CONKLIN of Windham
Col. Erastus HILL of Kingston
Samuel P. COLLINS of Wilkesbarre
Democratic Meeting of Abington Township held at the house of Thomas CHAMBERS on Saturday evening, Dec. 29th, for the purpose of taking into consideration means for the better organization of the Democratic party in Luzerne county, George A. BAILEY was chosen President.
Vice Presidents: Amos CARPENTER, Col. Asa KNIGHT
Secretaries: Riley STONE, Alvah PARKER
Committee to prepare resolutions:
Dr. Andrew BEDLFORD
Thomas SMITH, Esq.
Daniel B. CLARK
Asa KNIGHT, Jr.
23 Jan. 1839
Temperance Meeting held at the Methodist Church, Jan. 8th, Ziba BENNETT called to the Chair and David THOMPSON appointed Secretary. On Second Pledge a motion of Rev. DORRANCE, Ziba BENNET was appointed President of this Society and Benjamin DRAKE, James STARK and Dr. Lathan JONES, Vice Presidents with J. M. BURTIS as Secretary.
Rev. Jno. DORRANCE
Rev. Wm. J. CLARK
V. L. MAXWELL
J. G. FELL
David N. SCOTT
Hanover: Andrew LEE, Dr. ROBINS
Newport: Henry STYER, David THOMPSON
Plymouth: Joseph WRIGHT, H. GAYLORD
Huntington: George BOWMAN, S. B. LAYCOCK
Kingston: Sharp D. LEWIS, Ziba HOYT
Exeter: Charles FULLER, Henry HICE
Northmoreland: Almanza ROGERS, I. HARRIS
Eaton: Elder FRERE, Henry WARREN
Tunkhannock: A. HINE, Esq., Samuel HARDING
Washington: Schuyler RUSSEL, H. W. NORTHROP
Braintrim: N. OVERFIELD, Elder DIMOCK
Pittston: Zenus BARNUM, Wm. LABAR
Providence: Elder MOTT, Rev. WHITE
Abington: Elder MILLER, S. GRIFFIN
Blakeley: Mr. MOTT
Carbondale: S. HODGDON, J. GARDNER
Windham: Schuyler FASSETT, WM. H. BARNES
Nicholson: Benjamin F. BAILEY
Falls: Mr. CORSELIUS
Covington: Richard DRINKER, John HOLGATE
Buck: Lewis STULL, James RACKHOW
Sugarloaf: Robert MINER, Philip WINTERSTINE
Lehman: Elijah IDE, Joseph WORTHINGTON
Committee to obtain subscribers to the Socety in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre:
Articles of the Association are listed.
Notice – Estate of Cyreny MARCY, late of Tunkhannock township, deceased, requests claims and payments. Isaac S. HIGGINS
Notice – Estate of James MC DONELL, late of Albany, Edwards county, Illinois, deceased request payments and claims. Patrick MC DONELL, Wilkesbarre.
30 Jan. 1839
North Branch Canal Division Report – Tunkhannock Line and Tioga Line
The partnership under the firm of C. TINNEY & Co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent: William DONK, C. TINNEY, F. NI ELY, Jan. 30th.
6 Feb. 1839
Wyoming Claims – Report of Committed on Revolutionary Claims, to which were referred sundry petitions praying Congress to make compensation to the survivors and the descendants of those who were slain in the massacre of Wyoming for losses sustained.
The sleighing since the storm of January 26, has been delightful, and fully improved by our citizens. The storm, which was so fatal in many other sections, after threatening a rise in our mountain streams, changed suddenly to a north-wester, and has left us as fine a crop of snow as heart need wish.
13 Feb. 1839
Books for the subscription to stock in the Wilkesbarre Water and Insurance Company will be opened to the public. Committee names in the act passed 5th May 1832: A. BEAUMONT, John MYERS, H. F. LAMB and Ziba BENNETT.
Notice – Money raised from the sheriff sale of real estate of Aaron BROWN will be distributed on Feb. 28th. H. WRIGHT, Auditor, Wilkesbarre.
Insolvent debtors: Elnathan PRICE, Abram SCHLEPPY, Benjamin CORBIN, Noah HICKOK and John BRYAN.
20 Feb. 1839
The wife of Mr. KEELY, a tailor, formerly residing in this city, died in Lancaster on Wednesday last, of that fatal and horrible disease hydrophobia, communicated by the bite of a dog in this city about four months since, before they moved to Lancaster. (Lodger)
Married – In Whiteshaven, on Thursday the 4th inst., by the Rev. Frederick BEECHER, Nicholas GEUS to Miss Barbara HAGER, both of Whiteshaven, Luz. Co.
Married – ON Wednesday evening last, in Salem, by the Rev. I. BAHL, Wallace SEYBERT, to Miss Desiah, daughter of Daniel HILL, all of this place.
Appointments by the Governor – Jasper FASSETT, Prothonotary and Clerk of the several courts of Luzerne county. Isaac BOWMAN, Register and Recorder of Luzerne county.
Appointments by the Canal Commissioners :
Levi L. TATE, of Columbia county, Collector for that part of Berwick
David N. KROWNOVER, of Columbia county, Supervisor of the first division North branch canal, from the junction at Northumberland to the head of the first lock above Berwick.
John SHRINER, of Northumberland, Supervisor of the second division North Branch canal, from the head of the first lock above Berwick to the Lackawanna, including the Lackawanna feeder.
Thomas MYERS, of Luzerne, Superintendent of the Tunkhannock line of the north branch extension of the Pennsylvania canal
27 Feb. 1839
Married – At Bloomsburg, on Sunday the 17th inst., by Rev. D. S. TOBIAS, Elijah D. COOPER to Miss Susan E. CRAIG, both of Berwick.
Died – On Wednesday the 13th inst. after a short illness of two weeks at the residence of her husband in the village of Hyde Park, Mrs. Catharine, consort of James KILMORE, Esq., in the 30th year of her age.
Died – In Wilkesbarre tp. on the 21st inst., John George, son of Christian GRUVER, aged 20 years. Funeral sermon preached from Ps. 89 chapt. 45 v. by the Rev. F. BECHER.
Died – IN Wilkesbarre tp. on the 23rd inst. Jacob, son of Jacob WERNER, aged 3 years. Funeral sermon preached from St. Mark 5 chapt. 39 v. by Rev. F. BECHER.
6 March 1839
Address by B. A. BIDLACK, Esq. – Includes history of the area in the 1770‘s.
Married – In Hazleton, on the 24th inst., by Rev. MOISTER, Lanning BLACKWELL to Miss Juliet HIDDINGS, both of Hazleton.
Married – On the 24th inst., by Rev. MOISTER, at Beaver Meadows, Silas DEBMAN, of Hazelton to Miss Catharine WASHBURN, of East Sugarloaf
Married – In Wilkesbarre township, on the 28th inst., by Rev. F. BEECHER, John C. FREDERICK, of Northampton co. to Miss Maria SCHREIBER, of Wilkesbarre township.
Died – In Hanover township, on the 2nd, inst., Jacob RUMMAGE, aged 19 years. Funeral sermon preached from Psalms 90th chapter 5 and 6 verses, by the Rev. F. BEECHER.
Died – At the residence of her son-in-law, Amos PARK, in Lehman on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Mary, relict of the late Thomas JOSLIN, aged 67 years.
Wyoming Foundry, New Troy, recently occupied by Jonathan MOORES, has been purchased by Wm. SWETLAND & Co.
$100 Reward – In consequence of the frequent commission of theft in the neighborhood of Jacob Plains, by some person or persons unknown who have theretofore escaped detection (as we believe) for want of sufficient encouragement to those who have the best opportunity of discovering who the guilty are; and also believing that persons have been deterred, by fear, from using the means necessary to detect the guilty; and whereas Calvin PARSONS has recently lost two hams, a shoulder and two jows, and Asher MINER, six hams – We promise to pay the person or person who will give information to the said PARSONS and MINER of the person or persons guilty of the said theft, so that him or them may be brought to punishment or convicted of the same:
G. W. WILLIAMS
Daniel G. BAILEY
Letters of administration in the estate of John ROMBACH, dec’d, were granted to Peter MILL.
Letters of administration were granted to Samuel HENRY and Samuel SMITH, admin’rs, in the estate of John HENRY, dec’d.
Damage by the Freshet – Parts of Bridges on the North branch of the Susquehanna, Northumberland and at Danville, were carried away by the ice on Thursday the 26th.
13 March 1839
Address by B. A. BIDLACK, Esq. – Includes history of the area in the 1770‘s. (concluded)
A survey was made last autumn for the route of the proposed Railroad from Tunkhannock to Great Bend and thence to Binghamton, by J. W. NESBITT, Principal Assistant Engineer, under J. D. HARRIS, Esq., Engineer on the N. Branch Canal. The cost is estimated to be $518.627.20 – or about $12.200 per mile. The distance from Tunkhannock, up the valley of that stream to the mouth of Martin’s Creek, (about 12 1⁄4 miles); thence up the latter to the summit (19 miles), thence down the Salt Lice to Great Bend (8 1⁄2 miles); thence down to the State line (2 3⁄4 miles); Whole distance from Tunkhannock to State line (42 1⁄2 miles). The distance then to Binghamton is 13 1⁄2 miles, making the whole distance from Tunkhannock to Binghamton 56 miles.
List of Grand Jurors drawn to serve April Term, 1839:
Henderson GAYLORD, Plymouth
Willi__ HANCOCK, Kingston
Henry HEERMANS, Providence
Benjamin DRAKE, Wlkesbarre
Sebastian SYBERT, Salem
Joseph BENJAMIN, Carbondale
Samuel JAMESON, Hanover
Jacob DRUMHELLER, Sugarloaf
Daniel FULLER, Huntington
Joseph SWALLOW, Pittston
Adam BERRINGER, Braintrim
William MONTANYE, Dallas
Philemon CLARK, Monroe
Benoni STONE, Greenfield
Jonathan PENNINGTON, Fairmount
Lewis STULL, Buck
William FREAR, Eaton
George A. BAILY, Abington
Jabez JENKINS, Tunkhannock
Jasper FASSETT, Windham
Asa COOK, Lehman
Richard DRINKER, Covington
Isaac HARDING, Exeter
David R. ROGERS, Northmoreland
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve First Week – April Term, 1839
Squire ENOS, Greenfield
Samuel PECK, Blakeley
Amos RITTENHOUSE Sugarloaf
Noah PATRICK, Falls
Charles BROWN, Greenfield
Solomon HUNSINGER, Sugarloaf
Benjamin CHANDLER, Northmoreland
Robert BERRY, Greenfield
Philemon SANTEE, Sugarloaf
Samuel STATES, Nicholson
John R. JENKINS, Kingston
Usual BARNES, Sugarloaf
Jared ROBINSON, Washington
Wm. L. BOWMAN, Wilkesbarre
Jacob WOLF 2nd, Union
John JACKSON, Tunkhannock
Charles CHAPIN, Exeter
Charles DORRANCE, Kingston
Joshua MINER, Wilkesbarre
Charles KEENY, Braintrim
E. D. GARDNER, Nicholson
Benjamin BAILY, Wilkesbarre
John CHARLES, Sugarloaf
Conrad LINES, Newport
Edward THOMAS, Newport
Jesse DILLY, Wilkesbarre
Charles WATER, Windham
Henry RASELY, Newport
Thomas Y. ATHERTON, Providence
David WYANT, Fairmount
Reuben JONES, Kingston
Alva BANGS, Plymouth
James JENKINS, Kingston
Henry PEPPER, Providence
Simon BELLAS, Huntington
Samuel Depew, Providence
Charles E. YOUNG, Plymouth
Robert CATON, Northmoreland
William HIBLER, Wilkesbarre
Wm. HICKS 2nd, Salem
John CAREY, Wilkesbarre
John C. LACY, Braintrim
John MAJOR, Lehman
Oliver LEWIS Jr., Exeter
Frederick KLINE, Newport
Gordon SWETLAND, Windham
Job A. NORTHRUP, Abington
John AGER, Falls
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve Second Week – April Term, 1839
Daniel D. BARDWELL, Tunkhannock
John STEVENS, Blakeley
Sylvanus HEERMANS, Providence
Morton STEVENS, Windham
Wm. B. CHAMPLIN, Northmoreland
Judson BEEMAN, Braintrim
Archibald D. MURRAY, Sugarloaf
James DILLY, Hanover
Calvin HALLOCK, Northmoreland
Edward L. TRESCOTT, Huntington
Jacob FLORA, Washington
John WHITEBREAD, Nescopeck
Eli N. BACON, Nicholson
Wm. HESS, Nescopeck
John GOURLD, Plymouth
Thomas DEPEW, Covington
John A. HESS, Union
Jonathan HUSTED, Dallas
David ATHERHOLT, Kingston
Elias HOYT, Kingston
Nathaniel GIDDINGS Jr., Pittston
Tillinghast CARPENTER, Windham
Samuel HARRISON, Fairmount
C. T. PIERSON, Carbondale
Wm. CALLENDER, Union
John STEELE, Huntington
Michael TEDRICK, Pittston
Gilbert C. MC WAYNE, Huntington
Thomas A. MILLER, Eaton
Daniel BILLINGS, Tunkhannock
George GUINTHER, Buck
Salmon LATHROP, Carbondale
Job BRITON, Huntington
Noah PETTEBONE, Kingston
Alexander FORGERSON, Dallas
Wm. MUCHLER, Union
The name of the Post Office at New Troy, in Kingston township, has been changed to Wyoming. Wm. SWETLAND, Esq., continues as Post Master.
Letters of Administration to Henry B. YOST, in estate of Samuel YOST, late of Sugarloaf township, deceased.
Notice – Estate of Anthony WEAVER, late of Sugarloaf township, requests payments and claims. Leonard WEAVER & John SMITH, administrators.
20 March 1839
Married – In this Borough on Tuesday the 12th inst. by John MYERS, Esq., John GAIRY to Miss Catharine JACOBS, both of this place.
Married – In Mount Carbon, Illinois, on the 15th of November last, by Rev. HINE, Abraham WOOD, formerly of Wilkes-Barre to Miss Caroline BROWER, formerly of Harrisburg.
Died – Departed this life on Tuesday the 12th inst. in Newport, Adam STIVERS, son of John STIVERS, aged 4 years, 10 months and four days. Funeral Service preached by Rev. Geo. THOMPSON – Text 2nd Sam’l, 12 ch. and 23rd v.
Death may the bands of life unclose, But can’t dissolve my love,
Millions of infant souls compose the family above.
Died – In Mauch Chunk on Thursday of last week, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Cornelius CONNOR, aged about 35 years.
Estate of Joshua HOLMES, late of Union township, requests claims and payments. Mason CRARY, Jr., Administrator, Shickshinny.
27 March 1839
The Governor has nominated John N. CONYNHAM, Esq., of this county, to be President Judge in the place of the Hon. Edward HERRICK, whose term of office expired on the 27th of February last.
Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Wilkesbarre.
We learn from the Coroner, Fisher GAY, Esq., that the body of a female, supposed to be about 30 or 40 years of age, was found on Sunday last, lodged among the drift ice on the western shore of the Susquehanna river, on the farm of David PERKINS, about four miles above this borough. The body had on when found, a black calico dress with white figures, blue and white calico apron, no stockings but a good pair of coarse shoes. The body appeared to have been in the water and remained exposed for some time, and the face was considerable mutilated. Some marks of violence were discovered, but none other than might have been caused by the coming in contact with the ice, except an incision in the right corner of the left eye, which appeared to have been made with some sharp instrument resembling a pick. The upper teeth were entirely sound and good, but the lower appeared to have been all knocked out by violence. There could be found no marks, either upon her person or clothing, by which to identify the name of the female or her place of residence. The Coroner’s Jury summoned upon the occasion, returned a verdict of “death by some cause unknown.”
Married – At Tunkhannock, on Tuesday the 19th inst., by James KELLY, Esq., Powers W. REDFIELD, Esq., to Eveline T., daughter of Joshua KELLY.
Livery Stable by BOWMAN & SNOW, on the west side of Public Square, Wilkesbarre.
Caution – I do hereby caution all persons against purchasing a Note of hand drawn payable to Ethan SCOTT or bearer, for $65, dated Jan. 2nd, 1839 – as I have received no value for it and therefore am determined not to pay it unless compelled by law. Jacob TROUGH.
3 April 1839
Coal Bed on Fire – The large coal vein upon the lands owned by the heirs of the late M. HOLLENBACK, about two miles in the rear of this Borough, has been for some time past on fire, and it at the present time burning with considerable violence. The vein is the largest in the valley, being between twenty-five and thirty feet in thickness and supposed to extend at different elevations and thickness throughout the whole extent to the Wyoming Coal region. The bed on fires is at so great an elevation above the surrounding water courses, that water in any quantity cannot be communicated to it. The mouth of the bed and all outlets have been filled up, but fissures continue to open in the range of the fire, caused by the intensity of the heat, and the air thus finds access to the flames and continues its excitement.
We have been requested to state, that a citizen of Windham township, by the name of Warren CAREY, has been missing from his house since the 13th March last. The last tie he was seen was in the village of Tunkhannock, which he was observed to leave in the direction of his home on the afternoon of the 13th, since which no trace has been discovered of him. It is feared that he may have been drowned in crossing the river or destroyed on some part of the line of the canal, which it was necessary for him to pass on his road home. Any information forwarded to us in regard to this individual, will be promptly communicated to his friends.
Wyoming Seminary for Young Ladies – Misses PERRY will recommence their duties as teachers.
Notice – Estate of Thomas BRIGGS, late of Providence township, requests payments and claims. John HOLMES, Administrator with the Will annexed.
Court of Appeal – For the 115 regiment will be held at the house of J. J. DENNIS in the Borough of Wlkesbarre on Saturday the 20th day of April inst. at 10 o’clock A. M. All Consatbles holding warrants wishing exonerations are requested to attend. Miles AVERY, Brigade Inspector 2nd Brig. 8th Di. P. M.
Caution – Whereas, Ethan SCOTT obtained a note of obligation from me, dated March 19th, 1839, for the sum of twenty-six dollars, which not or obligation was obtained through fraudulent pretences, this is to caution all persons against purchasing said note, as I have received no value therefor, and am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. George BURNS, Pittston.
List of letters at the Wilkesbarre PO, April 1st:
Benj. F. BERRY
S. H. BOWMAN
Ashbel B. BODGETT
Hannah E. BARTON
Miss Polly BRUNSON
John H. CROOP
Mr. N. DAVIS
Mrs. W. DAYTON
G. A. DAVIS
J. J. DIBLER
Samuel M. DAVIS
George D. ELLISON
John G. FELL
Wm. B. HART
Mrs. Mary HEWEAT
Jno. M. HORBECK
James C. HELME
Joseph L. HOLLENBACK
Miss Nancy M. JONES
Morrison M. JACKSON
LITTLE & SMITH
Miss Susan LAPSE
P. & J. M. LEE
Miss Ann LAIRD
Charles W. LUREA
Patrick MC GERNY
Mrs. Jane MC KUB
Wm. H. MOORE
Thadeus D. NEWTON
A. M. NICHOLS
Wm. C. OAKLY
Miss Elmira PRESTON
Capt. David PERKINS
Johan V. SCHNETTER
Mrs. Mary STODDARD
Thomas B. STIVERS
Wm. B. SULLIVAN
Mrs. Rebecca STEWART
Benjamin ST. JOHN
John P. WYHE
John C. WILLSON
James E. WILLSON
Isaac A. WIGHTMAN
D. COLLINS, P. M.
List of letters at the Tunkhannock PO, April 1st:
B. A. BOUTON
Olive A. BENNETT
J. V. BABCOCK
Wm. S. BLOOMFIELD
Samuel W. EARL
Horatio G. ELY
James M. FASTER
Wm. B. FOSTER
A. M. T. GARADEY
Elisha HARDING Jr.
A. E. HOUGHTON
John M. IRELAND
John H. JOHNSON
John J. SANGTON
Peter MC CORD
Jason D. PASSMORE
A. H. ROOD
Jacob RICEREDFIELD & OWEN
Caleb ROBERTS 2nd
David T. ROSS
Stephen D. ROHRER
Geo. W. SPALDING
John D. SHARER
J. F. WILLIAMS
Samuel STARK, 2nd, P. M.
List of letters at the Kingston PO, April 1st:
M. S. BLACKMAN
Charles T. BARNUM
Eliz. V. BUSKIRK
Chester C. GATES
Nathan G. HOOVE
Madison F. MYERS
Patrick MC KEY
Thomas S. SLOCUM
Eliza A. STEWART
John A. TUBBS
W. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
List of letters at the Pittston PO, April 1st:
Geo. MILLER Jr.
Mrs. Lucy DRAKE
Julia Ann JACKSON
L. H. RUCE
Jacob C. HILIGER
A. R. BACON, P. M.
List of letters at the Falls PO, April 1st:
James or Solomon
Wm. MC COSKEY
John T. MUSSLEMAN
William J. ROSS
John H. STALEY
Daniel R. WILLIAMS
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
List of letters at the Wyoming (New Troy) PO, April 1st:
Jas. MC FALLS
Wm. H. HOUE
Geo. W. JACKSON
Wm. SWETLAND, P. M.
List of letters at the Plainsville PO, April 1st:
S. SAYLOR, P. M.
10 April 1839
Public meeting of citizens of Luzerne county opposed to the dangerous and anti-republican doctrines of abolition will be held at the courthouse this evening at 71/2 o’clock.
Three Cent Reward! Ran away from the subscriber on the 9th inst. an indented apprentice, named Stephen LABARTHE, aged about seventeen years. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said boy on my account. G. A. DAVIS, Wilkesbarre.
Appointment by the Governor – James P. BULL, of Bradford county, Daniel SHEFFER, of Adams county and William M’CREERY, of Washington county to be Appraisers for this Commonwealth.
The subscription list of the Wyoming Republican having been transferred to this paper, the Republican having ceased to exist, its subscribers will hereafter be furnished with the Farmer in its stead.
List of some of the Title of all Acts and Resolutions passed by the recent session of the Legislature relating to this county:
1. For the sale of the lands late the estate of John NICHOLSON and Peter BAYNTON, on which the State has a lien and for other purposes.
2. Supplement to the Act to incorporate the Wyoming coal company
3. Supplement to the Act to incorporate the Hazleton Coal company
4. Supplement to the Act to incorporate the Buck Mountain coal company (passed 16 June 1836)
5. Supplement to the Act for the construction of a rail road to connect the North Branch improvements with the slackwater navigation on the Lehigh
6. Supplement to the Act incorporating the Lackawanna and Susquehanna roil road company, (passed 11 March 1836)
7. Resolution authorizing a survey of the Lackawanna valley and river, from the feeder dam to the Ragged Islands.
8. Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to refund a certain sume of money to John MILLS, of Luzerne county.
Married – On Thursday the 14th March, by the Rev. I. BAHL, John TURNER to Miss Savila SYBERT, both of Salem, Luzerne county.
Married – In Danville, on Tuesday evening, the 26th ult, by the Rev. Alfred LOUNDERBACK, Dr. David Norman SCOTT, of Kingston, Luzerne co., to Agnes FORSYTH, elder daughter of the Hon. David PETRIKIN.
Died – In Eaton, on Sunday, April 7th, after a long and painful disease of nearly three years, Jesse M. LEE, aged 27 years, 5 months and 13 days.
Died – In Plymouth, on the 22nd day of March last, David BRUNSON, in the 56th year of his age.
Brigade Orders – The militia and Volunteers of the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Pa. Militia, will parade for training and Inspection, in the following order:
Columbia Guards, commanded by Maj. HEADLY, on Tuesday the 14th
2nd Regt., commanded by Col. P. S. BROCKWAY, on Wednesday the 15th
Huntington and Union Volunteers, commanded by Maj. E. L. TRESCUTT, on Thursday the 16th
115th Reg., commanded by Col. J. JOHNSTON, on Saturday the 18th
Wyoming Volunteers, commanded by Col. H. B. WRIGHT, on Monday the 20th
1st Batt. of 116th Reg., commanded by Col. T. HADELY, on Tuesday the 21st
2nd Batt. of 116th Reg., on Wednesday, the 22nd 103
Volunteer Rifle Batt., commanded by Maj. A. K. FARR, on Friday the 24th
Lagrange Batt., commanded by Maj. J. V. SMITH, on Saturday the 25th
Miles AVERY, Inspector 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, P. M., Inspector’s office, Falls.
Orphan’s Court Sale – Estate of Nicholson MARCY, deceased, will be exposed to sale by public vendue or outcry on Tuesday the 30th April at one o’clock P. M.: Land in the township of Tunkhannock, bounded by Tunkhannock creek, James KELLY, Abel MARCY, containing 66 acres. John R. COUDREY, Administrator. Jasper FASSETT, Clerk O. C.
List of letters remaining at Pittston Ferry PO, April 1st:
Miss Sarah TOMPKINS
Abram BIRD, P. M.
17 April 1839
Meeting of the Democratic Citizens of Plymouth Township was held on Saturday March 29th.
During session of the last Court, on motion of Luther KIDDER, Esq., J. B. MILLS was duly admitted to practice as an attorney and counselor at law, in the several courts of this county.
Storm and Freshet – On Thursday last, after twenty days unusually fine weather, it commenced raining, and continued until Saturday morning to storm with great violence. The Susquehanna, which was still at fair rafting height, soon filled up and overflowed its banks, causing considerable damage in this neighborhood; and by the rafts, logs and timber which came frequently floating on tits surface, it appeared that much more injury was done above us. The aqueduct on the Lackawanna division at the mouth of mill Creek is severely damaged by the flood, two of the main piers being nearly demolished. The navigation upon this division will consequently be interrupted for some time to come. We understand that the Northern stage drove into the Wyalusing Creek, this side of Montrose, on Friday night, owing to the severity of the storm, and upset, with three passengers inside, (two of them ladies who came very nearly being drowned, a the creek was swollen to the most formidable torrent. The mail was almost destroyed by its immersion in the water for the some time, and came near being lost. The horses, we understand, after much difficulty, were extricated from the stage. Little further damage was sustained.
We regret to learn that the feeder dam across the Lackawanna river at the head of the Lackawanna division of the canal was carried away by the freshet on Saturday night.
We suspect that no tract of earth assuming the sounding title – the imposing patronymick of “the Pubic Square,” ever represented so extraordinary an appearance as did the angular bedeviled tract thus yelept, in this village, during the storm of Thursday, Friday and Saturday last, and even at the present time. Scarce a foot of earth beyond the sidewalks is visible, a perfect deluge of water pervading its whole surface. It looked very much as “the oldest inhabitants” represent its appearance during the celebrated “pumpkin freshet.”
Court adjourned on Saturday until the third Monday of May next.
Lumber – The quantity of lumber carried from the North Branch this season, has far exceeded the produce of any former year. Scarcely an hour has passed, since the weather became sufficiently mild to permit operations in the open air, but has witnessed the surface of the river occupied with long lines of rafts and arks on their way to market. The high price paid for lumber has induced, we suspect, the great activity in its produce. Much produce has also passed down from the upper branches of the river. The quantity of potatoes carried down, we understand, is particularly very great.
Rumor of Small Pox in this borough is without foundation – however true that several cases on the Lehigh Rail Road, some miles from this place and a part of which have proven fatal.
Married – On Sunday last, the 14th inst., by the Rev. F. BECHER, John GREENWALD to Miss Ellen DOLPH, both of Hanover, in this county.
Died – In Sterling, Wayne county, on Friday, March 29th, after a long and painful disease of nearly thirteen months, William SIMONS, in the 25th year of his age.
Died – In this borough, on Monday morning, April 14th, Jacob B., son of Jacob and Rozannah KUTZ, aged one year and three months.
Caution – whereas John Peter ISLER obtained through unjust and fraudulent pretences a note from me for the amount of $6.70, dated the 9th day of April 1839, this is therefore to caution all persons from purchasing said note, as I am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Jacob WARNER, Wilkes-Barre.
24 April 1839
Mr. BARTHOLOMEW, from Susquehanna county, will preach in the upper room of the Court House, on Sunday the 28th inst., at the usual hour in the morning.
Caution – Whereas, Sarah MYERS has obtained from me, through fraudulent pretences, a certain Note for the amount of sixty dollars, dated sometime between the 25th Dec. and the 1st of Jan., this is therefore to caution all persons against purchasing said note, as I have received no value therefore, and am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Sam’l. V. DRAKE, Dallas.
Mammoth Arena and Circus Company will perform in Wilkesbarre on May 1st, admittance to Boxes, 50 cents and Pit, 25 cents.
1 May 1839
Died – Zerah COLBURN, died in the 35th year of his age. He was born in Vermont, and was distinguished when a child for the most remarkable power of arithmetical calculation, of any person of whom there is any account extant. He became a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church. (V. Watchman)
Married – On the 20th inst., by Rev. John DORRANCE, Anthony H. EMLY to Miss Ann N. BLAKE, both of this Borough.
Married – On Tuesday the 23rd inst., by Rev. E. M. SNOWDEN, George LAZARUS to Miss Margaret BARBER, both of Exeter.
Married – On the 25th inst. at Kingston, by Rev. E. M. SNOWDEN, James PROCTER, of Mechanicksville to Miss Susan KRAMER, of the same place.
Married – In Lehman, on the 21st April , by Peter ALLEN, Esq., John HAZLETON to Miss Almeda HOWARD, both of Plymouth.
Payments and claims are requested by the estates of:
Samuel MILLER, dec’d, by Rufus MILLER, Admin., Pittston township
Ansel CANNON, late of Tunkhannock, Caleb C. CANNON and John PHILIPS, Tunkhannock, Admin’rs.
Letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, April 1st:
Jno. B. EDWARDS
S. E. PARSONS
C. VAN WINKLE
S. DAVENPORT, P. M.
8 May 1839
Appointment by the Governor:
John KLINGENSMITH, of Westmoreland county, to be Secretary of the Land Office
Jacob SALLADY, of Berks county, to be Surveyor-General
George R. ESPY, of Venango county, to be Auditor-General
For the term of three years from and after the tenth day of May next.
Saddle & Harness Manufactory by Philip JACKSON Jr. and Wm. MC NELLY.
Apprentice Wanted to learn the carpenter and joiner business, from 16 to 18 years of age, one from the country would be preferred. G. W. OLIVER, Wilkesbarre.
Wyoming Bank – The directors on May 7th declared a dividend of five per cent on the amount of capital paid in, out of the profits of the business for the last six months.. E. LYNCH, Cashier.
New Store on the North side of public Square by Wm. H. ALEXANDER & Co. Assortment of dry goods, groceries, liquors, hardware, queensware and glassware.
15 May 1839
Fire in the Woods – We have rarely known a season when the woods have been so constantly on fire for a long period as since the opening of the present Spring. The fires must be caused by design, as it is not possible that they would occur so constantly from any casual cause.
Married – On the 10th ult, by the Rev. J. DORRANCE, Thomas BIRMINGHAM to Miss Mary WOODCOCK.
Married – On the 8th inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Horace FELLOWS, of Wellsborough, to Miss Mary KELLER, of Plymouth.
Orphan’s Court Sale of estate of Jacob MYERS, dec’d., to be held June 5th. Land in the township of Dallas, being parts of lots #2 & 3, bounded by Dunning SPENCER, Christian RICE, Richard HONEYWELL and Lawrence BEAM and road leading to Harvey’s Lake, containing 72 acres of which 40 acres are under improvement, with frame dwelling house and barn.
Susquehanna Line has commenced running regularly between Wilkesbarre, Northumberland, Williamsport, Harrisburg to Philadelphia and all intermediate places. The boat leaves Wilkes-barre daily at 2 o’clock.
Estate of Jesse HUTTON, a lunatic, of Sugarloaf township, has been filed by Martin RITTENHOUSE and Samuel DURNBACH, and are open for inspection in the office of Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne county.
100 Labourers Wanted – The subscribers want immediately on their work, 9th section of the Wlkes-barre and Lehigh Rail Road One Hundred good labouring hands, to whom will be paid seventeen dollars per month. Also wanted, twenty good timber hewers to prepare timber for the road to whom one dollar and twenty five cents per day will be paid upon the conditions that labourers are usually employed upon such work. SCOTT, CARNEY & SCOTT.
Auditor’s Notice to distribute the assets arising from the sale of real estate of Henry ASH, deceased, will be on Thursday the 16th May, at 10 o’clock A. M. at the office of Henry B. WRIGHT.
22 May 1839
Report of improvements by the Canal Commissioners of Pennsylvania, relating to the connexion of the improvement of the State of New York, with the Pennsylvania North Branch Canal. Maps and profiles are in the canal room. Wm. C. BOUCK, Jonas EARLL, Jr., John BOWMAN and William BAKRE
New feeder dam to be constructed on the Lackawanna River, to aid in the formation of the slackwater navigation proposed to be constructed on that stream.
A petition is circulating to establish a Poor House in the Borough of Wilkesbarre.
Married – In Kingston, on Thursday last, by Rev. STANTON, Samuel REESE to Miss Mary FOX, all of that place.
Married – In this Borough, on Thursday last, by Rev. HOLMES, Joseph TUTTLE, of Kingston, to Mrs. Arabella EVANS, of this Borough.
Married – In Huntsville, on Sunday the 5th inst., by Moses S. BRUNDAGE, Esq., Simon SCOTT, of Pottsville, to Miss Julian HORN, daughter of Casper HORN, of Sugarloaf.
Carriage Depot – S. R. LIPPINCOTT, of Mauch Chunk, late of Camden, NJ, will open on the 13th inst., a wareroom on the west side of Public Square.
Bakery and Confectionary on west side of Public Square – Z. GRAY.
Caution – Is given to the public against purchasing a Bond, given by them to Jonathan MOORES, on 26th March last, for payment of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, in five installments, on certain conditions, which conditions the said MOORES has not, and we believe, cannot fulfill. William SWETLAND, Wyoming.
29 May 1839
Married – On the 22nd inst., by Rev. SNOWDEN, William HACKETT, of Easton, to Miss Harried, daughter of Samuel HOLLAND, Esq., of Wilkesbarre.
Married – On the 16th inst., by Rev. W. H. FURNESS, Marcus G. HEILNER, of Minersville, Schuylkill county, to Miss Sylvinia M., youngest daughter of the late Zebulon BUTLER, Esq., of Wilkesbarre, pa.
Died – In Newport township, on Saturday the 25th inst., Maria, wife of Jacob SNYDER, aged 42 years, 2 months, 25 days – funeral sermon preached from Psalms, 90th Chap. 3,4,6 and 6th verses, by the Rev. F. BECHER.107
Cloth Factory at Shoemaker’s Mills, New Troy – Isaac C. SHOEMAKER.
Notice – The subscriber hereby gives notice, that he has sold his interest to Harris JENKINS, Peter L. CROOP and Jacob C. HILIKER in Canal sections No. 134 & 135, on the North Branch Canal Tunkhannock division, and that the debts contracted during his interest, have all been paid, and that any debts contracted upon the said section, or upon the strength of said works, by any person or persons hereafter, he will not be held liable. Charles WHITE, Tunkhannock, May 18th
Caution – All persons are hereby forbid receiving or purchasing, of C. L. HARRINGTON, a Note, given by me to DURHAM and MARTIN, in the fall of 1838 – the same having been paid. Charles WHITE, Wilkesbarre.
Notice – The estate of Jesse M. LEE, late of Eaton township, deceased, requests payments and claims. James BROWN, Executor.
30 Labourers and Miners Wanted at the Big Tunnel, on the Cattawissa Rail Road, where high wages will be paid, and three months work ensured, to steady sober men – Miners $8.00 per week. PETRIKIN, M’KELVY, & Co.
The Steam Furnace Foundry Business has been entered into by Jonathan MOORES and Isaac H. BALDWIN, Wilkes-Barre. Formerly occupied by William L. BOWMAN.
5 June 1839
William LEGGETT, formerly one of the editors of the New York Evening Post, expired at his residence in New Rochelle at nine o’clock last evening in the thirty-ninth year of his age.
The Coroner held an inquest this morning upon the body of John CUNNINGHAM, at No. 91 Anthony street, who committed suicide by hanging himself last night. It appears by the evidence that the deceased, and his wife and daughter who was but twelve years old, were all intemperate. The deceased came home intoxicated last night, and after quarrelling with his wife, directed them to go to bed, saying that he was tired of living so and was determined to cut his throat or hang himself. The wife did retire, but the daughter watched the father, and after he had suspended himself by a rope, he endeavered to awake the mother, who was so stupid that she did not arrive in time to prevent the suicide. Verdict accordingly.
Dr. HUNGERFORD, of Troy, was instantly killed on Monday morning at Niagara Falls. In company with LINDSEY, the guide, he had descended the Biddle stair case on the American side, and was standing near the water, when a mass of rock, weighing several tons, fell from the bank above, a height of some 150 feet, directly upon him. LINDSEY suffered a severe contusion on his left arm, but was not otherwise injured.
After a long trial, Dr. DYOTT was convicted on all the counts of the indictment and will spend from one to seven years in the penitentiary.
Married – In Hellem township, York county, on the 16th of May, by Rev. SCHAUFNER, F. J. SMITH, of Plymouth, Luzerne county, to Miss Amelia MYERS, of the former place.
Caution – I do hereby give notice to the public, that I forbid any person or persons harbouring my wife, Rachael, or trusting her to any thing on my account, as she has left my residence without any cause, and I am determined not to pay any contracts made by her after this date. Chas. S. KEITHLINE, May 28th.
Benton, May 21st: Personally appeared before us, Jesse STEPHENS, School Treasurer, and made oath that eight orders, dated April 15th, 1837, drawn on him, are mislaid, lost or stolen. D. H. CAPWELL, Wm. SCOTT and Ezra REYNOLDS, Auditors.
Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held 9th July next at 10 o’clock, estate of Joshua LAMEROUX, deceased – Land in the township of Plymouth, containing 86 acres, being Lot #11 in the first tier and fifth division, which said lot was certified to heirs of Zebulon BUTLER. Also another lot of 164 acres of lots No. 41 and 43 in the 3rd tier of the 4th division. No. 41 was certified to Moses WADHAMS and No. 43 to Jeremiah COLMAN, all containing nor more than two acres improved.
Dissolution of partnership in the Foundry business by Wm. H. ALEXANDER and Albert R. PENNINGTON, on April 15th.
12 June 1839
Canal Letting – All abandoned sections on the Tunkhannock line of the Pennsylvania Canal, will be re-let at Tunkhannock on Nov. 7th next. E. HARDING, jr., Superintendent. On Nov. 7th, 1838, Sections 66, 67, 98, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 132, 133, 147, 149, 155, 159 and 174, were re-let under the foregoing notice. All the sections were re-let to the very identical persons who had abandoned them.
Mr. DYOTT has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment at hard labor in the penitentiary, the full term that the law allows in cases of fraudulent insolvency.
The Feeder Dam will be erected in the Lackawanna river at or near the site of the “old Forge Dam” on the stream.
Bela CRANE, of Lehman township, has appointed Robert W. FOSTER, of Otego, County of Ostego, N. Y., my true and lawful attorney, to sell and disposed of my share of pine lumber, now in the river, in contract entered into between Robert W. FOSTER of the first part, Titus TODD, Lewis S. HOYT and Bela CRANE of the second part.
Sale of twelve hundred and ninety five shares of stock in the Wyoming Bank, Wilkes-Barre, will be offered for sale at public auction on July 1st. G. M. HOLLENBACK, Ziba BENNETT, Charles DORRANCE, Geo. W. WOODWARD, William SWETLAND.
19 June 1839
The committee has returned from Hartford, not having been successful in obtaining the $3,000 asked for to finish the Wyoming Monument. Note – Highly important matter in relation to the old Westmoreland was discovered by the Committee in searching the old Connecticut records.
Democratic Meeting was held in Wilkes-Barre on June 14th at the home of John MYERS, Esq.
A break occurred in the Wyoming Division of the canal on the farm of J. HANCOCK, about two miles above this borough, on Friday last, which stopped the navigation until Monday morning upon this line. It is now fully repaired.
Dissolution of the partnership between Joseph HOUGENDOBLER, Cornelius M’GINLEY and Jacob HOUGENDOBLER, contractors on section 13, and Culveris one, two and three, on the Susquehanna and Lehigh Rail Road. June 13th.
Caution – I hereby caution all persons against purchasing a note of hand drawn payable to Benjamin EIGHT, or bearer, for $35, dated about the first of April 1839, as I have received no value for it and am therefore determined not to pay it unless compelled by law. George SICKLER, Exeter.
26 June 1839
The Cost of Folly – Daniel EATON, of Pottsdam, Pa., recovered of Geo. L. HUGHES in an action for damages, tried on the 3rd inst., $200. It was a singular case HUGHES procured a horrible looking mask, and appeared suddenly before a daughter of EATON as she was returning on Sunday evening, for a conference meeting. The consequence was that she was frightened, and fell senseless to the ground, and her nerves received such a shock, that she was confined to her room for several weeks. The action was brought to recover the expenses attendant upon her illness, and the jury awarded the damages above stated.
The Monument – A public meeting of subscribers to the Monument and others interested, was held in Wilkes-Barre at the house of Mr. GILCHRIST, June 22nd. Eleazer BLACKMAN, President and Anderson DANA, Secretary.
$5 Reward – Several articles were stolen from the premises of the subscriber, on June 14th, by John BLACKFORD, a Shoemaker by trade, about forty-five or forty-six years of age, about five feet six inches high, stout build and dark complexion and hair a grisly gray. Any person who will apprehend the said thief and place him in jail will receive above reward. Gilbert LAIRD, Wilkesbarre.
Notice – I have entered into partnership with Charles WHITE, of Wilkesbarre, relative to sections Nov. 134 and 135, on the North Branch extension of the Pa. canal. WHITE has taken the liberty of selling out said sections without my consent or knowledge in writings which he has by corruption or fraud, and connivance procured to be made payable to himself individually. C. L. HARRINGTON, Tunkhannock.
Insolvent Debtors, June 1839: David W. DAVIS and Aaron BASSLER
3 July 1839
Died – In Eaton, on Sunday evening the 23rd ult, Miles SWETLAND, aged about 25 years.
New paper in the adjoining county of Columbia – “Independent Ledger” by editors DAVIS & WILBUR.
Register’s Notice – Administrations filed for the estates of:
Eli NEWMAN, late of Eaton Township, by Jabez CARVER, admin.
Conrad VARNER, late of Salem Twp., by John VARNER, one of the executors
Peter RYMAN, late of Dallas Twp., by Abram RYMAN, executor
Henry ASH, late of Hanover Township, filed by Bateman DOWNING, admin.
Destructive Fire – We neglected last week to notice that the Flouring and Saw mills at the Wapwallopy Falls, in Nescopeck township, were totally destroyed by fire on Monday evening of the 24th ult. The fire is supposed to have been communicated by an incendiary. The loss is heavy – between four and five thousand dollars – and falls on Messrs. CRARY & Brothers, a firm of active and enterprising young men, who were the owners of the property.
Penn’a Legislature adjourned on Tuesday the 25th – On June 21st, the committee appointed in relation to the formation of a new county out of parts of Luzerne, &c. reported unfavorably.
Valuable Property for Sale In Lehman township, on Pike’s creek, containing 330 acres with a dwelling house and saw mill. George SORBER, Plymouth.
List of Grand Jurors drawn to serve August Term, 1839:
Jared R. BALDWIN, Plymouth
James MOTT, Blakely
Albert FELTS, Providence
Mason CRARY, Salem
Anson ATHERTON, Kingston
Andrew KITHLINE, Newport
John KOONS, Huntington
Conrad KUNKLE, Dallas
William APPLE, Sugarloaf
John LOWRY, Greenfield
Henry COLT, Wilkesbarre
James BROWN, Eaton
Josiah W. NEWBURY, Monroe
Judson W. BURNHAM, Carbondale
Jacob BITTENBENDER, Nescopeck
Lemuel STONE, Abington
Peter MILL, Hanover
Paul OVERFIELD, Braintrim
Jesse STEPHENS, Nicholson
John BALDWIN, Exeter
John WHITEMAN, Lehman
William PLACE, Washington
Alvah REDFIELD, Windham
Richard DODSON, Union
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve First Week, August Term, 1839:
Daniel DAVENPROT, 2nd, Plymouth
Truman ATHERTON, Plymouth
Chauncey SHERWOOD, Falls
John KLINETOB, Salem
Thomas F. Atherton, Kingston
John LINSKILL, Lehman
John G. FELL, Wilkesbarre
Jonas BUSS, Nescopeck
John BALLETT, Sugarloaf
Miner NESBITT, Plymouth
Philip RADLER, Nescopeck
George WHIPPLE, Windham
John SEELEY, Salem
James KENEDY, Tunkhannock
John NORTHRUP, Abington
John SIMPSON, Covington
Isaac SMITH, 2nd, Falls
Alvah C. PHILIPS, Kingston
Amos SISTY, Wilkesbarre
Peter SHARPS, Tunkhannock
Philips C. GRIFFIN, Providence
Freeman BREES, Exeter
Madison F. MYERS, Kingston
Roswell ROBINSON, Windham
Evan THOMAS, Salem
Jonathan HALL, Abington
William B. NORTON, Wilkesbarre
William GREEN, Nicholson
Chauncey A. REYNOLDS, Plymouth
William BRYER, Sugarloaf
Parmenius SMITH, Abington
James N. PARK, Fairmount
Henry F. LAMB, Wilkesbarre
Butler SWETLAND, Windham
Henry GEORGE, Hanover
Adam BEHEA, Wilkesbarre
Barnet MILLER, Hanover
James KNAPP, Pittston
Stephen REYNOLDS, Nicholson
Joseph T. FELLOWS, Providence
Elisha HARRIS, Falls
Robert WILLIAMS, Windham
Jonathan SWINGLE, Jefferson
William EVANS, Covington
Addison C. CHURCH, Kingston
Owen WHITE, Abington
William SHAW, Nicholson
Charles H. HAY, Wilkesbarre
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve Second Week, August Term, 1839:
Andrew WOOD, Sugarloaf
Jesse B. SCHOOLY, Exeter
William GERMAN, Nicholson
Thomas SMITH, Abington
Jacob BENNER, Sugarloaf
Isaac COOK, Plymouth
Barnabas SUTLIFF, Union
Thomas N. FOSTER, Dallas
Catlin TOOKY, Salem
Abiathar SHEPPY, Blakely
David CLOUSE, Wilkesbarre
Eliphalet BULKELY, Plymouth
John STARK, Tunkhannock
Samuel SHERWOOD, Providence
Milo GAY, Windham
Joseph HUNEYWELL, Dallas
Ezekiel HARRISON, Huntington
John R. DEAN, Union
Elisha MYERS, Huntington
Luther HUBBARD, Greenfield
Jesse GARDNER, Carbondale
Charles BOWEN, Tunkhannock
James BUCKALIEU, Huntington
John STOUT, Pittston
Samuel C. DODSON, Union
Luther TRESCOTT, Huntington
Henry B. YOST, Sugarloaf
John GRUUER, Newport
Forbes LEE, Eaton
Samuel CALLENDER, Blakeley
George SEX, Exeter
Adam GRUVER, Newport
David DALE, Jr., Covington
Andrew BEDFORD, Abington
George W. WILLITS, Wilkesbarre
Samuel BOWMAN, Nescopeck
10 July 1839
Insolvent Debtor, June 1836: Samuel E. SEWELL
For Sale At Public Auction on Oct. 15th – 440 Acres of land on the Nescopeck Creek, in the valley of Nescopeck, Sugarloaf township, Luzerne county, which was patented to Abraham SHERIDAN A. D. 1790, adjacent to Michael BEST, John MACHERMERMORE and J. STIGEFUS, with a good log house, barn and stables and about 40 acres cleared and under good fence and cultivation, also an orchard and excellent Spring. Further information apply to John CUNNIUS on the premises, S. F. HEADLEY, Esq., Berwick, Columbia county or J. E. SCHWARZ, Detroit, Mich.
Serious Accident – An accident of a serious character occurred at Plymouth in the county, on the 4th July. As three young men of the names of Eliphalet BULKELEY Jr. and David and Charles CHAMBERLAIN were engaged in loading a cannon, the charge suddenly exploded, and dangerously injured the three engaged. The clothes and much of the flesh was burnt from them all, and the hands and arms of one of them were badly mutilated. The accident arose, we learn, from the gun’s being insufficiently cleared of fire after the previous discharge.
The temporary feeder dam, in the Lackawanna, was carried away on Saturday last. In consequence of this accident, the Lackawanna division of the canal will be innavigable until the dam is repaired, which, we understand, will be in seven or eight days.
Democratic Celebration of the Fourth was held at the house of George P. STEEL, in this borough. List of Toasts given by each person.
Married – In Blindtown, Luzerne county, on Thursday the 4th inst., by Rev. J. J. HARVEY, Samuel VANNETER, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin DEVANS.
Married – In Kingston, on Friday the 5th inst., by A. C. CHURCH, Esq., William WATSON to Miss Parmelia PALMER.
Married – At Arkport, N. Y., June 26th, by Rev. PARMELE, William H. HURLBUT, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Mary Ann CAREY, of the former place.
List of letters remaining at the Wilkesbarre PO., July 1st:
Rev. F. DEECHER
Mrs. Hannah E. BARTON
H. P. CARKCUFF
Dr. C. F. CHRISTENS
Henry W. DILDINE
George C. DICKOVER
Miss Susan ENGLE
C. B. FISHER
J. B. GLOVER
Courtland N. GATES
Record W. HINCKLEY
Rev. Tho’s P. HUNT
John E. HAND
S. E. HEADLEY
Lyman P. HANCE
J. H. LUTZ
James LOURY Jr.
Charles A. LANE
Charles MC KENNY
Thomas MC GUIRE
John MC CARROGHER
John MC FANE
Miss Rebecca NAGLE
Doct. Eleazer PARKER
William A. PIERCE
H. J. TELDMAN
S. M. WOODWORTH
John B. WHITE
Daniel COLLINS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, July 1st:
Wm. S. BLOOMFIELD
B. A. BOUTON
William B. FOSTER
James B. GLOVER
HARLEY & JOHNSON
Michael W. NICKLIS
Charles MC CALIC
Doct. John MORRIS
Mary P. MAXWELL
Patrick MC GLAUGHLIN
Mordicai M. PRICE
Joseph T. SAMPLE
William R. VANDERHETT
Sam’l STARK 2nd, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, July 1st:
GAYLORD & SMITH
G. P. RANSOM
BEERS & THOMAS
S. DAVENPORT, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Kingston PO. July 1st:
Elisha V. BUSKIRK
Geo. W. BARBER
LITTLE & SMITH
Francis E. LITTLE
Jonathan O. MOSLY
Wm. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at Falls PO, July 1st:
Miles AVERY, Esq.
Solomon C. STRONG
Daniel R. WILLIAMS
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO, June 30th:
Miss Harriet DEHART
James S. KENNEDY
A. R. BACON, P. M
Coal Land – Land in the township of Salem, Shickshinny valley, six miles from Berwick, adjoining lands of James DODSON, Rev. I. COOK and others, containing 150 acres, a new dwelling house thirty-two feet by sixteen, not yet finished, 12 to 15 acres cleared and under cultivation. It is believed to be all coal land, as it is in the range of the Shickshinny coal beds and coal of an excellent quality has been discovered on the premises. Timber and Water is in abundance. Terms easy. J. W. LANING or S. R. LANING, Salem.
Co-partnership between F. L. BOWMAN and S. SNOW this day dissolved, June 21st, Wilkesbarre.
17 July 1839
Report of the Committee appointed by the House of Representatives to examine into the conduct of the late board of Canal Commissioners, on letting of the North Branch Canal meeting in Tunkhannock.
Registers Notice – Administration filed for the estate of:
David OLMSTED, late of Falls township, deceased, by Samuel OLMSTEAD, Administrator
Insolvent Debtor – Robert MERRIFIELD
Some repairs are going on in the County Courthouse, which will add to the convenience and comfort of those who are compelled to the unpleasant duty of attending Court.
New Location for the Lackawanna Feeder Dam, which includes the expense of constructing more than a third of a mile in additional feeder and a new lock.
The accumulations of stagnant and impure water in the swamp back of the borough, was a few days since unusually large. The exhalations of this miasmatic pond where extremely offensive and dangerous to health. The breaking away of the feeder dam in the Lackawanna left the canal without water, and by the opening of a few feet of canal bank, the swamp was drained. The accumulation of water is again going on, however, and if allowed to collect to as great and extent as before, cannot fail to be highly prejudicial to the salubrity of the borough during the dog-days. A small ditch across the road at the lower extremity of the borough would drain the larger tract of swamp, and as this would require but a few hours labor, the attention of the supervisor of the township should be called to it immediately, and if they will not attend to their duty, the proper steps should be taken to compel their action.
Celebration of the Fourth of July at Abington Centre and Sugarloaf township. List of toasts given by each person.
Geo. WILLSON, Barber & Hair Dresser, on south side of Public square.
Farm for Sale – 75 acres in Abington township, about one mile from Jeremiah CLARKS, on the Waterford and Abington Turnpike, including a good dwelling house, barn, young orchard, a fine well of never-failing water. Terms, one half cash and the remainder in two years. For further particulars enquire of Lemuel STONE, Esq., near the premises. Abington.
For sale at the Hanover Store of STURDEVANT, MERRICK & Co. – Superior Syrup Molasses, two tierce of extra fine pickled salmon and a few bbls No. 1 prime beef.
24 July 1839
House of Representatives – Report of Mr. HEGINS from the committee to whom was referred the petition of contractors on the North & West branches of the Pennsylvania canal, preferring certain charges against the present board of canal commissioners, their superintendents and engineers.
The Legislature having, at the late session, increased the salaries of the law judges about one quarter…..their labors have been light while their pay has been enormous. The time actually consumed by a President Judge in the performance of his official duties, was about 140 out of 365 days in the year. For this 140 days service, at labor no harder nor more severe than that performed by a common day-labor, they receive upwards of seventeen hundred dollars, or upwards of twelve dollars per day, or an interest upon thirty thousand dollars per year. This enormous sum is now increased, and the appointment of a Judge is now, that the salary is increased, equivalent to the present, for use, gratis, of nearly forty thousand dollars per year for ten years. (large article)
Died – In Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday morning last, Mrs. Phebe YOUNGS, aged 89 years. The deceased was the oldest resident of this Borough, having resided here previous to and at the period of the massacre of the inhabitants of the Valley by the Indians, and was one of the few who escaped, thro’ the wilderness to the Settlements on the Delaware after that melancholy event. She retained her intelligence which was at all times remarkable until a very short period previous to her death. Few persons ever enjoyed more universally the respect of the community in which they resided, few possessed more Christian like and Womanly virtues or had during so long a life fewer enemies.
31 July 1839
When do the citizens of Wyoming, intend to complete the Wyoming Monument? Do they expect it to arise as a natural consequence for the fame of that beautiful Valley, renowned in history, in novelty, and in song? Or are they waiting for it to rise with the final resurrection? (Montrose Volunteer)
Increase in Judges Salary continued.
Accident – On Saturday last, a horse attached to a vehicle containing three young persons, two of them females, ranaway on the top of the Wilkes-Barre Mountain, and, after proceeding with terrific speed down the northern descent, until near the Spring House, the vehicle struck a rock, which broke a fore wheel and pitched those who were in it violently to the ground. In the fall, the head of one of the females struck the corner of a rock, which cut it badly, but did not fracture the skull. She was likewise otherwise bruised and when taken up was insensible, and it was feared she was killed. Her recovery, however, is not considered doubtful. The other female escaped with little injury, other than severe bruises. Four of the ribs of the young man, who was driving the horse, were broken, and in the fall, he was considerable bruised, but is in a fair way to recover. The horse was stopped at the Spring House without doing much other damage. He was a fractious animal and known to be addicted to running away, and it certainly did not discover much prudence to attempt to drive him down a descent so steep and dangerous as the northern declivity of the Wilkes-Barre Mountain. All acquainted with the ground will wonder that the three were not instantly killed or seriously maimed. (no names listed).
Died – In Hanover, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., Samuel DICKINSON, aged 26 years, formerly of Hadley, Mass.
The Monument – The Wyoming Sufferers, their descendants and others interested in completing the monument, are invited to meet at Mr. GILCHRIST’S, Phoenix Hotel, Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, August 7, at 2 P. M.
House and Lot at Private Sale – New two story house and lot situated at the corner of Northampton and Back Streets at the South West extremity of the Borough. Lot is two acres, with a good well of water, the necessary out buildings and also fruit trees and gardens. Mary HANCOCK, Wilkes-Barre.
7 August 1839
Valuable Iron Foundry For Sale about half a mile from the village of New Troy (now Wyoming) By Wm. SWETLAND & Co.
Estate of Lazarus STEWART, late of Hanover township, requests claims and payments. Elizabeth STEWART, Exec.
14 Aug. 1839
Act on Laws relating to the Elections of this Commonwealth and the Elections of County Officers.
21 Aug. 1839
Act to provide for the election of Prothonotaries, Clerks, Recorders and Registers.
Steam Engine Manufactory – John C. SMITH, Wilkes Barre.118
Notice To Christinana BAUGHMAN. You are hereby cautioned to discontinue the slanderous reports that you have been circulating to the injury of myself and family, otherwise if your present course is persisted on, I shall be compelled to resort to such remedies as the law direct, to compel you either to prove you assertions or make such retributions to me as an individual, whose good name has been aspersed by a foul maligner has a right to claim. David BALLIET, Newport.
Committees of Vigilance appointed by the Standing Committee
Covington: Francis HAVENSTRITE, Solomon DEPEW, Michael MC WADE, Loton KNAPP
Pittston: Col. H. JENKINS, Benj. SAYLOR, Wm. LABAR, Abrm. BIRD
Providence: Wm. MERRIFIELD, Gilbert DUNNING, John VAUGHN Jr., James H. PHINNEY
Carbondale: H. S. PIERCE, John MONTGOMERY, John H. WATERBURY, Henry P. ENSIGN
Blakely: Theron VAUGHN, Daniel BACON, Hiram CASE
Greenfield: Philo LEE, Charles BERRY, Robert BERRY, Hiram HOBBS
Abington: Thos. SMITH, D. B. CLARK, John MILLER, Andrew BEDFORD
Nicholson: William SCOTT, Eli N. BACON, Theron FINN, Gorton WALL
Benton: James VAN FLEET, Theron FINN
Falls: Solomon C. STRONG, Samuel MILTAN, Henry OSTERHOUT, Chauncey SHERWOOD
Tunkhannock: Dr. James KELLY, Samuel STARK 2nd, John JACKSON
Washington: Wm. S. JAYNE, Thos. P. MEEKER, Wm. PLACE, A. BANNATYNE
Braintrim: Thomas MORELY, Moses OVERFIELD, Nicholas OVERFIELD
Windham: Seth L. KEENEY, Asa STEPHENS, Esq., Ambrose GAREY Jr., Wm. H. BARNES
Eaton: Isaac BODLE, Daniel LEE, James BROWNE
Monroe: John WRIGHT, Horton CARPENTER, C. KIRKENDOLL, Peter THOMPSON
Northmoreland: Chester BROWNE, D. B. ROGERS, Daniel BODLE, Charles DURLAND
Exeter: Daniel HARDING, Andrew LOOMIS, Thomas HADLEY, Joshua SWARTHOUT
Kingston: Payne PETTEBONE, William C. HAGAMAN, Frederick ATHERHOLT, Alexander C.
Dallas: C. C. HONNEYWELL, Henry OVERTON, Jonathan HUSTED, Joseph ORR
Lehman: B. F. WESTERLY, O. MC KEEL, John JACKSON, Jeremiah BROWNE
Plymouth: Samuel DAVENPORT, Dr. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Anson CASE, Joseph KELLER
Union: John A. HESS, Benjamin MOSS, Joseph MOSS Jr., Lot SEARCH
Huntington: E. TRESCOTT, Jarius HARRISON, John BRITTAIN
Salem: Andrew COURTRIGHT, John CAMPBELL, E. SEYBERT Jr.
Sugarloaf: Henry SEYBERT, George KLINGER, H. B. YOST, Abrm. MILLER
East Sugarload: Abrm. DRUM, Henry BENNER
Nescopeck: Jonas BUSS, John N. ZEIZER, John HERNY, Russell WELLIVER
Newport: John ROZENCRANTZ Jr., Andrew SORBER, Valentine MYERS, G. KREMER Jr.
Hanover: John FREDERICK, Henry MENICH, Henry GEORGE, Simon RINEHAMMER
East Hanover: John SHEFFERSTEIN, James W. GOFF, John D. FORSMAN, Joseph BENHAM
Fairmount: Titus SEWARD, J. C. PENNINGTON
Jefferson: John COBB, Benj. PEDRICK Jr., Thomas KEYSER
Buck: C. L. TERWILLAGER, John GUINTHER, Thomas TATTERSHALL, J. R. BROADHEAD
Lackawanna: John A. COON, John W. RACE
Wilkes-Barre Borough: Jacob KUTZ, Daniel COLLINGS, Hiram B. DENNIS, Philip JACKSON Jr.
Wilkes-Barre Township: James STARK, Jas. WILLIAMS, James HANCOCK, Geo. W. WILLIAMS
Murder Case – The case of the Commonwealth against Patrick M’MANUS for the murder of Matthew CALDWELL, was given to the Jury on Saturday evening, August 10th, and on Sunday morning a verdict was rendered of murder in the second degree. On Monday afternoon, the prisoner received his sentence, as follows: Five years solitary confinement in the Eastern Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, at hard labor. Article gives account of the murder which occurred in May.
Married – By Rev. John DORRANCE, on the 11th inst., Reuben BLACKMAN to Miss Christiana BENSON, both of Hanover.
Dissolution of Partnership of SCOTT, KEARNEY & SCOTT – Inconsequence of the absence and neglect of John KEARNEY, one of the partners on Section No. 9, of the Lehigh and Susquehanna Rail Road, the partnership is necessarily dissolved. James SCOTT.
Sealed Proposals will be received at the house of Mr. NICELY, Berwick on the 29th inst., for work on the North Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. David N. KOWNOVER and John SHRINER, Supervisors.
Canal Letting – Sealed proposals will be received at the Canal Office in Tunkhannock on Sept. 6th for completing sections of the Tunkhannock line North Branch Division of Pennsylvania Canal. Thos. MYERS, Superintendent.
Estate of Jacob GUINTHER, late of Buck Twp., requests payments and claims. Gotlob GUINTHER, Admin.
28 Aug. 1839
Thrashing Machine Manufactory – Daniel WHITE, Wilkes-Barre
Died – In Newport on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14th, Hannah, infant daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth FITZGERALD, aged 2 years, 6 months and 26 days.
“Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not,
for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”
“I take these little lambs, said he, And lay them on my breast;
Protection they shall find in me, In me be ever blest.”
Brigade Order – An election will be held at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington township on Sept. 7th, to elect one person for Lieut. Col., and one person for Major of the 1st Battalion of the 116th Regiment. Also, at the house of Catharine AVERY, in Tunkhannock, on the same day, to elect one person for Lieut. Col. of said Regiment. The Invincible Vol. Battalion, commanded by Major James ROBERTS, will meet for training and Inspection on Sept. 10th , at 10 o’clock. Miles AVERY, Inspector.
The Resurrection or Persian Pills will be sold by the following Agents:
Benjamin EDWARDS, Braintrim
HUNT & OVERFIELD, Sterlingville
Wm. FORDMAN & CO., Tunkhannock
Wm. SWETLAND & Co., Wyoming
W. C. REYNOLDS & Co., Kingston
C. P. LANE, Wilkes-Barre
4 Sept. 1839
Orphan’s Court Sale of land in the village of New Troy, township of Kingston, on fifth of October at one o’clock., containing one acre, with buildings. Being late estate of John PERKINS, deceased. Thomas ATHERTON & Andrew MILLER, Administrators
Orphan’s Court Sale of land in the township of Wilkes-Barre, being part of Lot No. 19 in the third division, containing fifty two acres, late estate of Timothy BARNES, deceased. Administrators not named.
11 Sept. 1839
Sentencing of Dr. T. W. DYOTT, took place on Aug. 31st. When asked his age by the Judge, he answered seventy. The sentence was three years solitary confinement in the cells of the Eastern Penitentiary at hard labor. (Evening Star)
Orphan’s Court Sale – Estate of Nicholson MARCY, deceased, will be exposed to sale by public vendue or outcry on Tuesday the 28th September at two o’clock P. M.: Land in the township of Tunkhannock, bounded by Tunkhannock creek, James KELLY, Abel MARCY, containing 66 acres. John R. COUDREY, Administrator. Jasper FASSETT, Clerk O. C.
The following being an extract of a letter from an officer in the U. S. Army – Fort Wayne, (Creek nation), Ark. Territory: Lieut. James M. BOWMAN, died in this place about 7 o’clock on the morning of 21st July. He had just returned from the Prairies, where he had been for the last two months with a command of 40 dragoons, as an escort to a party of Santa Fee traders – returned to Fort Gibson in perfect health, was taken with the fever on his way from Fort G. to this place, came on here sick, and died in 8 or 10 days. I performed the last solemn ceremonies due a solder, by giving him a soldier’s burial. He was 32 years old, and the last officer remaining in the army of a large class who graduated with him, at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, at which he was educated.
18 Sept. 1839
Luzerne County Democratic Republican Nominations:
Assembly: Thomas SMITH, of Abington; John R. DEAN, of Union
Prothonotary &c.: Samuel P. COLLINS
Register and Recorder: Isaac BOWMAN
Commissioner: Nathaniel COTTRILL, of Providence
Auditor: John ROZENCRANTZ, Jr., of Newport
Lists Delegates admitted to seats in the Convention.
Married – On the 30th ult., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Mr. HESLER to Miss Mary Ann STOLL, both of Buck township, Luzerne Co.
Married – On the 3rd, inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, John PRUNER, of Pittston, to Miss Jane SPEECE, of Wilkes-Barre.
Estate of Hampton ANGEL, deceased, late of Washington township, request payments and claims. William S. JAYNE, Admin.
Heirs and legal representatives of John ROMBACH, deceased, to appear before the Judges of Orphan’s Court to accept or refuse the estate at its valuation and appraisement.
Insolvent debtors have applied for relief to the Judges of Court of Common Pleas:
John W. ESCHLEMAN
John ANDREAS Jr.
D. R. MANLEY
John B. CAREY
25 Sept. 1839
Valley of Wyoming – Its Coal.
Luzerne Co. Democratic Convention held on the 17th inst. at the house of the late Philip MYERS, in Kingston township. Listing Committee of Vigilance for the borough of Wilkes-Barre.121
2 Oct. 1839
Democratic Meeting at Dallas and Hanover.
Democratic Meeting in Tunkhannock, at the house of Perrin ROSS, on Saturday evening the 28th. Perrin ROSS was appointed Chairman.
Vice Presidents: Saml. BILLINGS, Washington STANSBERRY, John PHILLIPS, Benjamin JENKINS, H. G. HAMMOND, Andrew SICKLER, Andrew GORDENIER, Jacob SHOOK, Isaac CARVER, S. G. BATES, Joshua KELLY, T. B. WALL, John WARD, Daniel BALL
Secretaries: Saml. STARK 2nd, George W. BRADLEY
Committee of eight: Dr. James KELLY, And. GORDINIER, Minor KELLY, Charles BOWEN, Stephen JENKINS, Danl. BILLINGS, Elijah BALL and Alonzo B. HENRY.
9 Oct. 1839 – paper missing
16 Oct. 1839
Insolvent debtors have applied for relief to the Judges of Court of Common Pleas:
Abel S. COSIN
List of letters remaining at the Wilkes-Barre PO, Oct. 1st:
C. M. BELKNAP
A. S. BARNUM
Edmin R. COPE
Josiah C. CARLISLE
Miss Louisa CAREY
Mrs. Ellen DICKINSON
Miss Sarah DAVISON
W. J. DENNIS
H. B. FOSTER
Mr. E. FAIRCHILD
Miss Mary FRY
Rev. Wm. L. HALL
Charles H. HAY
Miss Ann JACOB
Mrs. Martha JAQUES
William F. JOHNSON
Miss Mary Ann LYONS
Miss M. LOCKWOOD
Mrs. Amanda M. LOWRY
John A. MAY
Lieut. E. W. MORGAN
William H. MOORE
Martin MC HALL
Timothy MC GINTY
Neal MC CONNELOQUE
Hugh MC BRIEN
Cap. David PERKINS
Albert R. PENNINGTON
Miss Rachel ROBINS
James P. STAFFORD
James S. SPENCER Jr.
Zebulon H. STEVENS
Miss Mary SWARTWOOD
John G. STOUT
Thomas C. SLACK
Michael H. VANKLECK
Andrew B. WILLSON
D. COLLINS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, Oct. 1st:
Charles R. ABBOT
F. M. BABCOCK
I. R. COTRILL
B. K. CARR
De Witt COLEMAN
Polly A. FOOT
Lydia M. GARDNER
James Q. GIVEN
Elisha HARDING Jr.
C. G. HEYLEMAN
Calvin C. RILSEY
Patrick MC LAUGHLIN
Walter MC GRATH
James MC MAHAN
Jason D. PASSMORE
Margaret L. PARK
Jabez H. SIMONS
John W. SULLIVAN
Jane Ann STRAWS
Saml. STARK 2nd, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Kingston PO, Oct. 1st:
CHURCH & JENKINS
W. & T. LOUDA
George M. PECK
Thos. B. STEVERS
Cornelius VAN WINKLER
W. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO, Oct. 1st:
Wm. H. OSBORN
Thos. W. DRAKE
F. D. HUBBLE
A. R. BACON, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston Ferry PO, Oct. 1st:
James W. JOHNSON
Abram BIRD, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Wyoming PO, Oct. 1st:
William SWETLAND, P. M.
Letters of administration granted in the following estates:
Orange FULLER, late of Northmoreland township granted to Ambrose FULLER.
James STEWART, late of Dallas township, granted to Isreal STEWART.
Abel MUNSON, late of Kingston township, granted to Christian ATHERHOLT
Dissolution of the partnership under the firm of FASER, PROCTOR & Co., Kingston. Peter M’GUIRE, John FASER, James PROCTOR, Isaac KELLER.
Married – In Paxton, Mass., on Sunday evening, the 22nd September, by Rev. FARNSWORTH, Cyrus ABBOT, of this borough to Miss Ann B. NEWTON, of the former place.
Married – On Monday evening, Oct. 7th, by Rev. John DORRANCE, Simon CROSBY to Miss Martha HART, all of this place.
Died – On Monday the 16th September, in Sandusky Co., Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Isaac SLOCUM, formerly of this county, aged fifty-nine years.
Died – In Exeter township, Capt. Artemadorus INGERSOLL, aged about seventy-eight years.124
Died – On the 25th of August last, after eleven days confinement at Stevenson, Illinois, Major Daniel STERLING, late of Braintrim, Luzerne Co., Pa., in the sixty-fourth year of his age.
Notice – The following estates request payments and claims:
Nathaniel FITCH, late of Falls township – Seymour FITCH, admin.
John ALLMENT, late of Pittston township – Constance ALLMENT, admin. Official Election Results
23 Oct. 1839
Pennsylvania Legislature 1839-40: [all counties in state listed]
Columbia & Schuylkill: Charles FRAILEY
Lehigh & Northampton: Abr’m SHORTZ
Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne & Pike: Ebenezer KINGSBURY Jr.
Lycoming, Centre, Clinton & Northumberland: Robert P. FLEMING
Bradford & Susquehanna: Elihu CASE
House of Representatives:
Northampton & Monroe: Richard BRODHEAD Jr., John FICK, Moses W. COOLBAUGH
Pike & Wayne: Ephraim W. HAMLIN
Northumberland: Charles HEGINS
Columbia: William COLT
Luzerne: Chester BUTLER, Joseph GRIFFIN
Susquehanna: Charles CHANDLER
Bradford: David F. BARSTOW
Lycoming, Clearfield & Clinton: Isaac BRUNER, James H. LAVERTY
Married – At Sterlingville (Washington tp.), Luzerne county, in the 15th inst. by the Rev. BARKER, Frederick SAXTON, late of Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y. to Miss Harriet, daughter of the late John PASSMORE, of Auburn, Susquehanna county.
Married – On Thursday evening, the 10th inst., in Kingston, by Rev. J. J. HARVEY, Valentine MINEGAR, of New Jersey, to Miss Sarah Ann MAIN, of the former place.
Luzerne County Temperance Society, will meet at the Methodist Church on public square, on Nov. 6th. J. M. BURTIS, Sec’ry.
A meeting of the believers in the “restitution of all things”, will be held at the house of C. H. HAYS’, in Wilkes Barre on the 19th. Oliver HELME and John JAMESON
Estate of Washington D. GOODWIN, late of Exeter township, deceased, requests payments and claims. Isaac H. BALDWIN, Adm’r.
30 Oct. 1839
Married – In Exeter, on Thursday the 16th, by Rev. SNOWDEN, York SMITH, of Wilkes-Barre to Miss Lucinda, daughter of Isaac CARPENTER, of Kingston
Married – In Kingston, on the evening of the 23rd, by Rev. Benj. BIDLACK, Moses WOOD Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Polly GORE, of the former place.
List of letters remaining at the Stoddardsville PO, Oct. 1st:
Elijah B. ENGLAND
Joseph H. TAYLOR
C. L. TERWILLAGER, P. M.
The Commissioners of Luzerne county have received from the Superintendent of Common Schools of this Commonwealth, certain documents for distribution among the School Districts, among which are the “School Laws,” and a “blank form” for the annual report which the Directors are required to make on or before the 1st Monday of January next.
For Sale – A Good Cider Mill, Christian KEIZER, near ROSS’S Mill, Hanover
6 Nov. 1839
Estray – Came into the enclosure of the subscriber a short time since, a Stray Bull, about three years old, white and brown color. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take him away. Abraham MOWERRY.
Estray – Came to the enclosure of the subscriber, in Dallas, on the 15th October, Large Red Steer, left horn lopped a little, supposed to be four years old next spring. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him away. Conrad KUNKLE.
13 Nov. 1839
Married – In Plymouth, Nov. 7th, by Elder Oliver PHILLIPS, Philip SNYDER, to Miss RHODA LINN, all of Plymouth.
It would seem that the oldest house in the U. States, so far as can be accurately ascertained, is now standing in old Guilford, Conn., which was built in the year 1639; consequently it is now 200 years old. It is of hammered stone, and stands on a beautiful rise of ground, commanding a delightful view of the Long Island Sound up and down, as far as the eye can reach. It is said this house was built by Rev. WHITEFIELD, who led the settlers there and was the first minister at Guilford.
Journey to Harvey’s Lake in Hot Weather
20 Nov. 1839
The motion made some time since by Henry M. PHILLIPS, Esq. to discharge Dr. DYOTT from further imprisonment, came up on Saturday, and was argued at great length and with much ability by Messrs. PHILLIPS, INGRSOL and HIRST. The two former contending strenuously in favor of the discharge, on the ground that the grand and petit juries which tried the cause were irregularly summoned; that the court had caused an order to be placed on their books, setting aside all bills found where the defendants refused to plead, that the Doctor had never enterred a plea – that he had never exercised the right of challenge, and was consequently entitled to every right and privilege extended all other individuals who have availed themselves of the advantage of the illegality which existed. On the other side, Mr. HIRST contended that the Doctor had derived all the advantages that might have resulted from a trial, that although he had not enterred a plea, one had been entered according to law by the court – that he had examined witnesses in his own defence, and the court having once finally disposed of the matter, had no longer any jurisdiction. The arguments on both sides were certainly ingenious and able, and Judge TODD said the court would take some time to fully consider the matter. (Harold)
List or Retailers of Foreign Merchandise within the county of Luzerne, who have and those who have not taken out Licenses for the year 1839:
HOLLENBACK & RUTTER
S. T. NICHOLSON
Sinton TRACY & CO.
A. O. CHAHOON & Co.
I. S. OSTERHOUT
G. B. DRAKE
W. C. TILDERSLEEVE
BENNETT & WOOD
LOOMIS & WOOD B. R. PHILIPS
A. H. EMLY
REYNOLDS & SLOCUM
J. B. & M. WOOD
FISHER & VASTINE
A. C. ANHAEUSER
N. S. DRAKE
H. F. LAMB
LANE & MINER
COLT & LEWIS
SWETLAND & Co.
W. C. REYNOLDS
John R. COUDREY
MERRICK & Co.
STYRE & THOMSON
J. JACKSON & Co.
Geo. FEGLEY & Co.
A. O. CHAHOON & Co.
NICHOLSON & Co.
R. SHOEMAKER & Co.
Henry STARK & Co.
P. M. OSTERHOUT
T. & G. OSTERHOUT
S. D. PHELPS
Harvey HACKLEY & Co.
GILLESPIE & PIERCE
Geo. F. KNAPP
CONYNE & GRIER
L. G. ENSIGN
GAYLORD & SMITH
A. B. BALDWIN
J. & S. ROMBACK
M. S. BRUNDAGE
CRARY & Brothers
FRUIT & LOCKHART
H. B. YOST
& J. MC GOWEL
J. & J. H. INGHAM
I. & C. HORN & Co.
M. S. BRUNDAGE
J. & J. WACHTER
H . SEYBERT
I. S. HARRISON
& R. MC CURCY
J. & J. BUCKALEW
A. H. DEWELL
A. & A. M. FELLOWS
CRARY & Brothers
HIBLER & MECKLEY
SMITH & GARDNER
Wm. THOMSON & Co.
P. B. JENNINGS
W. H. BARNER
F. L. HUNT
SMITH. NICHOLSON & Co.
H. W. LACY
J. & C. STURDEVANT
GAMBLE & STERLING
O. G. GRADY & Co.
PHELPS & Co.
W. S. REDDIN
William WILLITS, Treasurer, Wilkes Barre
Died – Dr. Charles P. LANE died and is buried in Harrisburg, the announcement was made in the Keystone of the 11th inst.
The Pennsylvania Canal Tolls will, it is believed, amount this year to $1,000,000, being over $200,000 over last year.
Another Revolutionary Patriot Gone – Died at his residence in the township of Wilkes-Barre, on the 12th inst., Thomas WILLIAMS, one of the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of the Valley. The whole life of Mr. WILLIAMS has been an eminent example of industry, sobriety, usefulness and patriotism. worthy to be followed by all. He bore an honorable part in the Revolutionary struggle, and to the end of his life has manifested a lively devotion to the cause of liberty, to which he devoted the prime of his days. He has reared a numerous and respectable family, who are justly esteemed for their intelligence and excellent moral character, and who, on all occasions, have shown an ardent zeal in support of the principles for which their father fought.
He rests with his compatriots who have gone before him, whose memories are embalmed in the hearts of freedom.
Journey to Harvey’s Lake
Died – At this place, on Monday morning the 11th inst., C. P. LANE, of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne county, in the 33rd year of his age. The deceased about 5 weeks since was attacked with hemorage of the lungs, and although surrounded with a large circle of friends by whom he was much respected, and resident in the family of a skilful physician, was very naturally anxious to spend the approaching winter of anticipated illness in the care of his step-father, Dr. STREATER, and his mother and sisters, resident in the neighborhood of Baltimore. He consequently started for that place and met his step-father here on Friday last by previous arrangement, to aid and accompany him through the remainder of his journey. Upon arriving here it was the opinion of the physician in attendance that he would never reach home alive. A messenger was consequently sent to the remaining members of the family residing in Maryland, who arrived here on Sunday evening. In a few brief hours he died without a struggle. His remains were interred in the burial ground of the Episcopal church of this town, the funeral service being performed by Rev. KELLY, the Rector. Mr. LANE was a native of England, and upon coming to America chose Pennsylvania as the state of his adoption, in the capitol of which, his body now reposes. (Keystone, Harrisburg)
Marshall’s Sale – Issued out of the District Court of the US for the Western district of Pennsylvania, at the Court house in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., on Dec. 9th, land in Providence township, bounded by Matthias ATHERTON, Elezer ATHERTON, township line, Homer LEACH, and the Lackawanna River, containing 336 acres, with a large Tavern house, barn and waggon shed, with other buildings and about 200 acres cleared. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Albert PELTZ. A. PLUMER, Marshall
Wyoming Troop – To meet at the house of S. H. PUTERBAUGH, in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 1st at 10 o’clock A. M. regularly equipped with six rounds of black cartridge. An election will be held on the same day for Captain of said troop, in the place of P. Mc C. GILCHRIST, resigned. F. L. BOWMAN, 1st Major Wyoming Vol. Reg. Those members whose time of service have expired, will have an opportunity of disposing of their uniforms by presenting them on or before that day.
Estray – Two steers, came to the enclosure of the subscriber the middle of October. Stephen BRACE, Dallas.
Estate of Jacob STEELE, late of Union Township, deceased request payments and claims. Stephen STEELE, Admin., Union.
Dissolution – The partnership existing in the Lumbering business is this day dissolved by mutual consent. John FORSEMAN and John SHIFFERSTINE, Whites-Haven.
27 Nov. 1839
Mrs. S. G. KELLY & P. A. FOOT, inform the ladies of Tunkhannock and its vicinity that they have just received from Philadelphia an elegant assortment of Millinery Goods, comprising the latest Fall and Winter Fashions. They are also amply prepared to execute to order at the shortest notice the latest style of Bonnets, Caps, Dress-Cloaks and Ladies Dresses, all in the most fashionable style. Bonnets, Cloaks and Dresses partially worn also altered to order.
New Store, next to G. P. STEEL’S Hotel, of assorted goods. B. DRAKE & J. MARCY, Wilkes-Barre.
Insolvent debtors have applied for relief to the Judges of Court of Common Pleas:
John G. MELLEN
4 Dec. 1839
Democratic Meeting at Danville, Columbia county, was held on the 18th.
New Steam Mill – Mr. A. THOMAS has now in operation at the northern extremity of the borough a large steam saw mill, with which he is busily engaged sawing lumber for the finishing of his extensive building as a Flouring and Saw mill. When competed, his improvement will be upon a most extensive scale, and worth of public encouragement.
Register’s Notice – Benjamin FELLOWS, guardian of Caroline VANSTORK, late Caroline SLOCUM; Ruth DEWEY, late Ruth SLOCUM; John M. SLOCUM; Sidney SLOCUM; Martha SLOCUM and Jane SLOCUM, minor children of Sidney SLOCUM, late of Luzerne county, deceased has filed his account.
Register’s Notice – Freeman THOMAS, Admin., of Sarah THOMAS, late of Hanover township, has filed his account.
Dissolution of the partnership of SNOW, ABBOTT & Co., Boot and Shoe dealers in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre.
11 Dec. 1839
An attempt to assassinate James CAMERON, Esq., was made by Robert W. MIDDLETON in Lancaster. We are gratified beyond measure to state that Mr. CAMERON is out of danger.
Boot and Shoe Store, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, near the Red Lion Hotel, of W. S. & C. ABBOTT (late SNOW, ABBOTT & Co.).
Riot and Attempt at Murder on the Rail Road – A short time since, an individual by the name of PEASE, interfered to prevent some Irish laborers from mercilessly beating one of their own country-men. For this interference these laborers threatened vengeance upon PEASE, and last Sunday afternoon, finding him alone in the bar-room of Mr. DETRICK’S Rail Road tavern, they assaulted and attempted to murder him by cutting his throat. After severely stabbing him and partly effecting their diabolical purpose, they were driven off by the landlord, Mr. DETRICK, and one or two others. A warrant was immediately applied for, and eleven of the fifteen engaged in this murderous attempt, were apprehended and safely lodged in jail on Monday morning. Mr. PEASE, it is understood, lies in a dangerous condition, but hopes are entertained of his recovery.
Robbery – The store of Mr. A. BALDWIN, situate in the back part of Plymouth township, in this county, was broken open Thursday night last, and robbed of a considerable sum of money and a valuable watch. Suspicion rested on two brothers named SMITH, residents in the neighbourhood, who were apprehended and part of the money found on them. They were committed to the jail of this county, where they are now in safe custody.
Married – In Plymouth, on Sunday the 8th inst., by Elder O. PHILIPS, William SMITH to Mrs. Ellen EDWARDS, all of Plymouth.130
Married – In Philadelphia, on Monday the 2nd inst., by the Rev. Wm. SIDDARDS, E. D. CRARY, of Salem, to Miss Susan MACHETTE, of the former place.
Married – In Washington city, on Thursday evening, the 21st ult, by the Rev. SLICER, Dr. Frederick B. CULVER, of Kentucky, to Miss Adela KENDALL, second daughter of the Post Master General.
Notice to Bridge Builders –The contract and right to build a Bridge, over the Lackawanna River, near the house of William HULL, in Blakely Township. The bridge is to be built of wood and wood abutments. C. TUTTLE, Clerk, Commissioner’s Office.
18 Dec. 1839
Abraham DRUM, is appointed Post Master at East Sugarloaf, in this county. The name of the Post Office at New Covington in this county, has been changed to Daleville, David DALE, Esq. continued as Post Master.
The Journey to Harvey’s Lake in Hot Weather
Register’s Notice – Henry HEERMANS, Admin. of Henry CHAMPIN, late of Providence township, in Luzerne county, has filed his account.
25 Dec. 1839
Fraud at the Schuylkill Bank
Democratic Republicans met at the house of George P. STEEL, at Wilkes-Barre, on Dec. 21st.
Caution – All persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing a certain note of hand drawn in favor of John D. CORTRIGHT, or bearer, of one hundred Dollars payable the 1st day of January 1840 – as the subscribers having received no value therefore, are determined not to pay it, unless compelled by law. John SEARLE and Solomon BROWN
Isreal INMAN & Co., have just built a Saw Mill, by steam, that goes by water, in Solomon’s Gay, three miles from Wilkes-Barre.
Dissolution of the partnership of BLAY & DIBLING by mutual consent. Henry BLAY and Joseph DIBLING, Newport.
Estate of Thomas WILLIAMS, requests payments and claims. James WILLIAMS, admin.
List of Grand Jurors drawn to serve January Term, 1840:
John BUNNEL 2nd, Braintrim
Almon GOSS, Huntington
Benjamin DUNNING, Providence
S. H. MARNER, Huntington
Jacob OGDEN, Fairmount
Joseph ROBISON, Eaton
Caleb B. HACKLEY, Carbondale
Oliver IDE, Lehman
Morris DAILY, Lackawanna
Jacob WOLF, Union
F. E. HEISZ, Windham
Christian ATHERHOLT, Kingston
Christian BELHEIMER, Salem
Daniel EMORY, Windham
Henry B. YOST, Sugarloaf
Benjamin POWEL, Kingston
Samuel CULVER, Huntington
Joshua WHITE, Greenfield
Thomas TUBBS, Huntington
John S. EDWARDS, Union
Charles T. PIERSON, Carbondale
Stephen N. FARNHAM, Benton
Jacob MERWINE, Monroe
Henry WARDELL, Covington
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve the first week of January Term, 1840:
Matthew SHERWOOD, Falls
John EMORY, Huntington
George DRUMHELLER, Sugarloaf
Elijah COUCH, Pittston
George BEHEE Jr., Hanover
John V. SMITH, Falls
Charles CHAPIN, Exeter
John GORE, Kingston
Zephaniah KNAPP, Lackawanna
Jesse GARDNER, Carbondale
George WERSTLER, Nescopeck
Ziba HOYT, Kingston
Peter CAMPBELL, Carbondale
Elisha HARRIS, Falls
Arnold FRANKLIN, Abington
Benjamin F. BAILEY, Abington
Andrew JOHNSON, Benton
John T. DAVIS, Nescopeck
Thomas SMITH, Abington
John ROSENCRANTZ Jr., Newport
Stephen MONTONY, Exeter
David AUSTIN, Northmoreland
Robert EATON, Exeter
Henry BENNET, Sugarloaf
Nathaniel WETHERBEE, Greenfield
Mason CRARY Jr., Union
William STILES, Newport
George FENSTEMAKER, Sugarloaf
David WALKER, Nescopeck
James BRUNDAGE, Benton
Henry SHAFFER, Wilkesbarre
David H. SUMMONS, Abington
Daniel HARDING, Exeter
John SHERMAN, Greenfield
William WHITE, Huntington
Alvah PARKER, Nicholson
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve the second week of January Term, 1840:
John GREEN, Braintrim
Elijah LOVELAND, Kingston
Anning O. CHAHOON, Wilkesbarre
Jacob S. JAYNE, Washington
Nathaniel SIMRALL, Greenfield
Isaac S. HIGGINS, Tunkhannock
George SWALLOW, Pittston
Elias LILLIBRIDGE, Abington
John COBB, Jefferson
Joseph DODSON, Huntington
William SHOEMAKER, Hanover
James SHAVER, Dallas
Owen EHRET, Wilkesbarre
Samuel LANDON, Pittston
Merritt HARRISON, Fairmount
Nathaniel RUTTER, Wilkesbarre
Samuel HUNLOCK, Northmoreland
Edward A. REYNOLDS, Carbondale
Samuel P. COLLINGS, Wilkesbarre
Peter STROW, Wilkesbarre
Frederick CAPWELL, Nicholson
Thomas HADLEY, Exeter
Truman TRESCOTT, Huntington
James HUGHS, Kingston
Walter B. GODFREY, Sugarloaf
Luke MORE, Wilkesbarre
Elijah LEE, Eaton
Joseph CARPENTER, Greenfield
Joseph GILMORE, Benton
Benjamin DEDRICK, Jefferson
Daniel HICKS, Windham
Stephen MILLER, Greenfield
Jonathan WESTOVER, Huntington
Jaocob BARKLOAR, Jefferson
Nelson NEWTON, Greenfield
Philip HANN, Huntington
Norman LAMPMAN, Pittston
William CARNEY, Windham
John AGAR, Falls
Wilmot VAIL, Greenfield
Lazarus DENISON, Kingston
Consider TOWNSEND, Falls
Thomas MORELY, Braintrim
William BOLTON, Carbondale
Elisha NEWMAN, Eaton
Jabez CARVER, Kingston
Phineas N. FOSTER, Plymouth
Philip DRUM, Sugarloaf
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