Republican Farmer & Democratic Journal (Jan-Sep 1840)
BY S. P. COLLINS
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA
1 Jan. 1840
Died – Hon. David SCOTT died at his residence in the Borough on Sunday morning, the 29th Dec, aged 58 years, leaving an amiable family, and a wide community to mourn his loss. He was a Judge in the 11th Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
Married – In Lackawanna, on Saturday the 28th, by Erastus SMITH Esq., Daniel SWALLOW to Miss Mary KNAPP.
Married – On Tuesday the 24th inst., by Thomas IRWIN, Esq., George FRANTZ to Miss Permelia MULFORD, both of Kingston.
Died – On the 10th ult, in this Borough, Miss Arabella D., eldest daughter of Job BARTON, of polmonary disease.
Apprentices wanted to the Tailoring Business. Jacob KUTZ, Wilkes-Barre.
8 Jan. 1840
List of letters remaining at the Wyoming PO, Jan. 1st:
Thomas D. WRIGHT
Francis F. WOOLCOTT
Jane A. PERKINS
Thomas S. CRISPELL
William SWETLAND, P. M.
Married – In Daleville, on Monday the 16th December, by the Rev. BROWNE, Arthur HODGSON to Miss Mary DALE.
Married – In Jefferson by John COBB, Esq., John SAYERS, of Covington to Miss Mary CAREY, of Jefferson.
Died – In Nescopeck Township, 31st December, the Rev. John N. ZEIZER, in the 63rd year of his age. He emigrated from French Germany about nineteen years since, most of which time he has resided in the county, rearing a respectable family, and filling the office of pastor of a large congregation with exemplary piety, and much ability.
Insolvent debtor: James MAGEE
List of letters remaining at the Falls PO, Jan. 1st:
Caroline E. CASTLE
Abraham M. SMITH
J. H. STALLEY
STILEY & HARVEY
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, Jan. 1st:
J. D. ASHLY
B. A. BOUTON
J. D. BIRD
Miss R. S. BROWN
Joseph H. CHAPMAN
Thomas H. FUSHBAUGH
J. R. HALL
James H. JOHNSTON
Jno. M. IRELAND
Amernon S. KERNS
Dennis MC DONNELL
Henry A. MARSHALL
Daniel P. MILLS
Jason D. PASSMORE
Thomas R. PURDY
John MC TIGUE
William M. SHERWOOD
Ann M. STEVENS
Marice O. SULLIVAN
William MC KISSICK
A. T. SMITH
Mary A. STONEIR
or P. WOOD
Samuel STARK 2nd, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Wilkes-Barre PO, Jan. 1st:
A. A. ANDERSON
Wm. J. BARNUM
Mrs. D. CROUCH
Mrs. Henry COALTS
Mary E. COLLBAUGH
J. N. CASSELS MD
DANFORTH & NASH
Wm. J. DENNIS
Timothy R. GREEN
Rev. Thomas P. HUNT
Joseph S. HIFLER
John E. HAND
Miss Harriet HART
Wm. M. HART
Mr. H. HACKLY
E. W. HALL
Philander S. KELLOG
Mr. M. LILIENTHAL
Wm. F. MURSER
Wm. F. MC COAL
Charles B. MC MANNUS
Mrs. E. MURPHY
Daniel A. MC INTOSH
Andrew MC DERMOT
Samuel Mc KINNY
R. B. NEIGH
A. M. NICHOLAS, Esq.
Doct. Elezer PARKER
Mrs. Anna R. POOLE
Miss Polly PELL
Miss Eliza PHILLIPS
B. F. REYNOLDS
James O. L. REED, Esq.
Sarah H. SLOYER
Lucretia E. SHINER
Thomas B. STIVERS
Miss Margaret M. SWISSHELM
E. P. SYWET
Miss Catharine SIMES
Harvey W. SMITH
SARBER & SLEPPY
Miss Sarah STEWART
Mr. E. TRESCOTT
R. H. WELLES
Miss Susan WOODRAPT
Thomas S. WEIRMAN
D. COLLINS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Kingston PO, Jan. 1st:
Geo. W. BARBER
Lydia W. CARR
A. C. CHURCH
Chermut B. ROSE
G. W. TUTTLE
WEBB & BLACKMAN
W. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston Ferry PO, Jan. 1st:
John N. MOORE
John M. ATHERTON
F. W. WILLIAMS
A. BIRD, P. M.
15 Jan. 1840
Debt due by the state to the holders of certificates of various loans authorized by law.
Celebration of the Victory of New Orleans held at the house of George P. STEELE, Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 8th. [Individual Toasts listed]
Married – In Plymouth, on Tuesday the 7th inst., by Rev. SNOWDEN, Draper SMITH, merchant of Kingston, to Miss Caroline E., daughter of John SMITH, of the former place.
Estate of Isaac BENSCOTER, late of Union Township, requests payments and claims. Jacob BENSCOTER, Adm’r., Union
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO, Jan. 1st:
Milton C. PHILLIPS
Sarah Ann BROWN
E. W. MORGAN, Esq.
Rev. Benjamin ELLIS
A. R. BACON, P. M.
22 Jan. 1840
Married – On Thursday last, by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Peter BOWMAN, to Miss Mary RUMAGE, both of Hanover.
Married – In Wilkes-Barre Township, on Thursday 16th inst., by D. YARINGTON, Esq., Jacob HUNTINGTON, of FINDLAY, Hancock Co., Ohio, to Miss Catherine MILLER, of Wilkes-Barre
Married – On Thursday evening the 16th inst., by Rev. J. J. HARVEY, Charles MATHERS, to Miss Surrenda RAUB, all of Kingston.
Married – On the 9th January, by Rev. ROSS, Samuel MILLARD to Miss Mary BOWMAN, both of Huntington.
Married – On the 1st January, by the Rev. S .B. JACOBS, Benj. MOSS, of Union, to Miss Sabina BENNETT, of Huntington.
Estate of Bushrod CONNOR, and Insolvent, of Blakely Township, requests claims and payments, Sylvenus HEERMANS and Jacob R. BLOOM, Trustees.
List of letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, Jan. 1st:
G. W. OLDWINE
F. S. CLARK
BEERS & THOMAS
J. W. SORBER
W. H. WILLIAMS
GAYLORD & SMITH
E. L. PIERCE
S. DAVENPORT, P. M.
29 Jan. 1840
Josiah W. NEWBERRY, has been appointed by the P. M. GENERAL, Post Master at Bowman’s Creek, in this County in place of H. W. CARPENTER, resigned.
The name of the Post Office at Union has been changed to that of Muhlenberg.
Married – In Exeter, on Thursday last, by Elder SCOFFIELD, John ANDERSON, to Miss Celinda H. BALDWIN, all of Exeter.
Married – In Plymouth, on Thursday the 23rd, inst., by Rev. MUMFORD, Charles S. VAN WINKLER, of Kingston, to Miss Sabra Luticia, daughter of Henry BOONE, of the former place.
Died – At Harrisburg, Illinois, on the 29th November last, Elijah WORTHINGTON, formerly of this place, after an illness of seven days.
D. MAYER, Dentist from Germany, will attend to all operations in dental surgery, such as cleaning, plugging, extracting and inserting incorruptible teeth from one to full set. He may be found at Mr. STEELE’S for eight to ten days. Wilkes-Barre.
5 Feb. 1840
Married – At Blakely, January 9th, by Elder MOTT, Jedediah SCHOOLEY, of Kingston, to Miss Cornelia BELDEN, of the former place.
Married – In Exeter, last evening, by Elder SCOFFIELD, Zebulon SLOCUM, of Chemung County, N. Y. to Mrs. Sarah JONES, of the former place.
Married – At Abington, January 29th, by Elder John MILLER, Siras DEAN, of Abington, to Miss Melissa RAYMOND, of Benton.
Married – At Wysox, on the 30th inst., by Rev. BENSON, Thomas T. WIERMAN, to Miss Emily Victorine, daughter of J. M. PIOLLET, Esq., of Wysox.
Married – At Union, January 30th, by Rev. J. J. HARVEY, Levi THOMAS to Miss Melinda MOORE, of New Holland, Union.
Married – In Plymouth, Jan. 22, by Elder O. PHILLIPS, Wm. JENNINGS, to Miss Mary CHAMBERLIN, both of Plymouth.
To all whom it may Concern – I have returned to Wilkes-Barre and should I have occasion to be absent again at any future period, I will give public notice there of, in order that no misapprehension may arise. Wm. J. STEPHENS.
Estate of David SCOTT, deceased, late of Wilkes-Barre Borough, requests payments and claims. Mary S. SCOTT, Ad’s., Wilkes-Barre.
12 Feb. 1840
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held at the house of John MONTANYE, in Tunkhannock, on march 7th at one o’clock in the afternoon, all the estate right title and interest of Alexander MARCY and Nicholson B. MARCY, minor sons of Nicholson B. MARCY, deceased, in a certain tract of land in Tunkhannock Township, bounded by the dry brook and creek, containing 313 acres. William SWETLAND, Guardian.
Lost or Stolen – On Monday evening the 3rd inst. on the road between A. BIRD’S, Pittston Ferry and J. D. SHAFER’S on the Plains, a small box of clothes. Patrick KELLY, Carbondale.
19 Feb. 1840
Canal Commissioners Report on the North Branch Division.
Insolvent debtors – Sylvester WHITE and Bronson WILLIS
26 Feb. 1840
Democratic Meeting at the Saloon of Geo. P. STEELE, Wilkes-Barre, on the 21st.
Married – In Wilkes-Barre on the 20th January last, by John MYERS, Esq., John H. LUTES, to Miss Mary Ann SWARTOUT.
Married – On the 13th of Feb., by John MYERS, Esq., Conrad TIPPENHAUER, to Miss Sarah GREENAWALAT.
Married – In Wilkes-Barre, on the 13th of Feb., by John MYERS, Esq., Jacob MATHIAS, to Miss Ann Maria HORTON, both of Wilkes-Barre Township.
Married – In Huntington, on the 13th inst., by John DODSON, Esq., Elijah HARNED, to Miss Pamelia STEEL, of Huntington.
H. M’ALPIN, resident of the borough of Wilkes-Barre, offers himself as a candidate for Constable, and if the people see fit to elect him, he pledges himself to perform the duties of the office, so far as his judgment will admit, to the best advantage.
Notice – All persons are hereby forbid purchasing a note held against me by Cornelius COURTRIGHT as I have paid said note which is for the amount of $15 and will not pay it again unless compelled by law. Christian BURRIER.
Estate of Artimadorus INGERSOLL, Sen’r, late of Exeter Township, deceased, request claims and payments. Artimadorus INGERSOL and Elihu ROGERS, Admin’rs.
4 March 1840
Melancholy Accident – Two Children Burnt to Death – The dwelling house of Mathias INGLER, situated in what is called the Mountain Settlement in Newport Township, was consumed by fire on Wednesday night last, and a melancholy to relate, a brother of Mr. INGLER and two of his children perished in the flames. The family had all retired to rest early in the evening and were only awakened to find their home in flames from the cellar to the roof, and every avenue of escape cut off. Mr. INGLER and wife, however, after much difficulty, and being dangerously burned, succeeded in reaching an outer door and escaped. Of two grown persons and two children, asleep in an upper room of the house, but two escaped by bursting out a small window, and leaping through to the ground. The two that remained, it is supposed, were so overcome by the heat and smoke as to be unable to take advantage of the means of safety, and no assistance being at hand except the wounded parents, they were burned to death. The bones, whitened and calcined by the fire, were found the next day in the ruins of what had been their home. This melancholly accident occurred it is understood from carelessly placing a broom, that had been used about the fire in the course of the evening, in a closet in contact with tome coarse tow, the ignition of which from some fire in the broom caused the combustible material of which the house was composed to burn with extraordinary rapidity. This is another warning to those who are in the habit of using brooms about fires. Many accidents of a similar character with the one mentioned above have occurred from the same cause, and the caution cannot be too strongly urged, to always be careful of domestic utensils, used about fires. The clothing and furniture of Mr. INGLER’S family were all destroyed. Some kind neighbors, however, who collected on the spot next day, generously proceeded to erect him a dwelling in the place of the one destroyed.
David T. ARCHER
David E. STAUGHTON
The North Branch! Public Meeting at Tunkhannock on Feb. 27th.
Estate of John KINNARD, late of Sugar Loaf Township, requests payments and claims. Jacob DRUMHELLER, Ex’r.
Register’s Notice – Accounts of Administrators have been filed in the following estates:
Michael GRANT, late of East Hanover Township, filed by Conrad MILLER & Geo. KELSO
Henry MILLER, late of Sugarloaf Township, filed by Andrew WOLF
Laton SLOCUM, late of Exeter Township, filed by Charles FULLER
Abiel FELLOWS, late of Huntington Township, Luzerne Co., afterwards of Kalamazoo, Michigan,
deceased, filed by Nathaniel GOSS
John ROTHROCK, late of Wilkes-Barre Township, filed by John C. WORTH
For Sale – A lot in the lower part of the Borough, 50 feet in front and 150 feet deep, with a good two story house, and the necessary out buildings. David CLOUSE, Wilkes-Barre.
11 March 1840
Register’s Notice – Accounts of Administrators have been filed in the following estates:
Isaac Shoemaker, Sen’r, late of Kingston Township, filed by Jacob L. SHOEMAKER
Isaac Shoemaker, the younger, late of Kingston Township, filed by Alvah C. PHILIPS
Jacob KLINETOB, late of Salem, filed by John KLINETOB and Elisha COURTRIGHT
Jacob KISNER, late of Salem Township, filed by John KISNER
Richard DILLY, late of Hanover, filed by James DILLY
The regular meeting of the democratic mechanics’ and labouring men’s association of the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, was held at the public House of C. H. HAY, on March 2nd. Jacob KUTZ, President; George WILLITS, Vice President and John B. DALRYMPLE, Secretary.
Married – On Saturday last, by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Manasseh RASSLY to Miss Puseila FAIRCHILD, both of Newport.
Married – On Saturday last, by Rev. J. DORRANCE, David GERINGER to Miss Caroline BETTLE, both of this borough
Married – At Washington, in this county, on the 25th ult, by Wm. S. JAYNE, Esq., Andrew HUSELTINE, to Miss Catharine BLAINE, both late of Kingston.
Married – At Washington, in this county, on the 20th ult, by Wm. S. JAYNE, Esq., Henry DEWART to Miss Sarah PLACE, both of Washington.
Married – At Washington, in this county, on the 25th ult., by Wm. S. JAYNE, John M. CARNEY to Miss Eunice HOLLENBACK, both of Washington.
Married – At Washington, in this county, on the 25th ult., by Wm. S. JAYNE, John BUNNEL, of Braintrim to Miss Lucy SUMNER, of Washington.
Married – In Dallas, on Thursday the 27th ult, by Thomas IRWIN, Esq., Joseph NIHART, to Miss Julia, daughter of John P. SHAFFER, both of Kingston.
Died – In Windham, on Wednesday the 26th ult, William WHIPPLE, aged about 60 years.
Died – in Tunkhannock, on Monday the 2nd inst., James Tutton RAY, son of Wm. D. RAY, aged 2 years, 3 months and 7 days.
18 March 1840
Henry LITTS, has been appointed Postmaster at Bald Mount, this county, in place of Salmon G. STRONG, resigned.
Canal Meeting held on Feb. 29th by citizens of Skinners Eddy, favouring the prosecution of the public improvements, convened at the house of L. D. STURDEVANT. Charles KEENY, was appointed President.
Vice Presidents: B. WAKEMAN, G. GAMBLE, J. H. ROSS, A. DALE and T. MORELY
Secretaries: John STURDEVANT and J. MC FARLAND
Committed to draft resolutions: J. STURDEVANT, J. WOODCOCK, H. W. LACEY, W. R. VANDERBELT, J. JONES, A. REED, S. H. TAYLOR, T. D. SPRING, G. GAMBLE, P. B. STURDEVANT, J. FORD and R. ROBINSON.
Citizens of Pittston Township held a meeting on 19th Feb., to take into consideration the propriety of erecting a Poor House in the county of Luzerne.
Public meeting of the Democracy of Covington was held at the house of Mr. M’WADE, on 11th March.
Trial List for April p. 3
Married – In Plymouth, on Thursday the 13th inst., by the Rev. MUNFORD, Isaac DE REMER, to Miss Matilda W., daughter of J. R. BALDWIN, Esq., all of Plymouth
Married – In Kingston, on Sunday the 8th inst., by J. P. RICE, Esq., David ROGERS, to Miss Sally Ann NEWMAN, both of Plymouth.
Married – On the 15th inst., at Wilkes-Barre, by John MYERS, Esq., Lanbert BONHAM, to Miss Catharine WAGENER, both of Wilkes-Barre township.
Married – On Wednesday the 4th inst., by the Rev. J. J. HARVEY, Miles DAVENPORT to Miss Elizabeth PRINGLE, all of Plymouth.
Married – In London, on the 12th ult., by Rev. Dr. CANTERBURY, Albert COBURG, of Saxe Coburg to Miss Victoria GUELPH, of the former place.
Died – In this borough on the 10th inst., after a long and distressing illness, Mrs. Mary WARD, aged 48 years.
An Act relative to the Election of Borough and Township Officers and for other purposes.
Notice – A meeting of the Reliance Fire Company will be held at the Engine House on Saturday, at 4 o’clock. Wm. J. STEPHENS, President.
A New School – The subscriber proposes to open on the first Monday of April next, a new school for pupils of both sexes in the school room of Col. LAMB, on Franklin Street in the borough of Wilkes-Barre. Wm. E. LITTLE.
Register’s Notice – Accounts of Administrators have been filed in the following estates:
Peter MENICH, late of Hanover township, filed by Henry MENICK
Taken up Adrift – On the River Susquehanna on the 11th February last a ninety foot Ark and is landed near Daniel LUM’S in Braintrim Township, the letter M is marked on the inside no other particular mark about it. Whosoever will come and prove property and pay charges can have it of either of the subscribers: Ira, Ezra, R. T. or M. C. KEENEY, Braintrim.
25 March 1840
Samuel HUNTER has been appointed Post Master at White Haven, in this county.
The Census – The new act on this subject requires the census of 1840 to be commenced on the 1st June next, and to be completed within five months for that date.
Married – In Kingston, March 22nd, by Fisher GAY, Esq., Albion RICHARDS of Plymouth, to Miss Eliza Ann STERLING, of Kingston.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held April 6th at 10 o’clock, being estate of Timothy BARNES, deceased. Land in the township of Wilkes-Barre, bounded by Lot #18 in the third division, part of Lot No. 19 in the third division and a public lot, containing 52 acres. It will be sold as Coal Land and there is also a valuable Flag-stone Quarry. Terms of sale – One third cash down – one third in six months and the remainder in nine months.
Dissolution of Copartnership of C. B. FISHER and H. H. VASTINE, on Feb. 22nd.
Canal Boat For Sale, of about 30 ton burthen, had been in use one year. M. MC DOWELL.
1 April 1840
George MUCHLER, Esq., has been appointed Post Master at Nescopeck, in this county, in the place of John P. LANCE, resigned.
A new Post Office has been established near Skinner’s Eddy, called “West Auburn”, and MORLEY appointed Postmaster.
Died – In White-haven, on Wednesday morning, the 25th inst., Mrs. Cynthia, wife of J. W. GOFF, Esq., aged about 40 years.
Musical Concert will be given at the upper room of the Court House on Wednesday evening, April 8th at 7 and 1/2 o’clock, precisely.
Dissolution of Copartnership in the Mercantile business is mutually dissolved on March 27th. Chas. STURDEVANT, John M. MERRICK and George KOCHER, Jr.
8 April 1840
Died – In the township of Dundee, L. C., on the 24th ult, John Conrad SHAFFORD, aged 84. He was a native of Germany, and was best known by the name of the Dutch Hermit.
Died – In Port Jenkins, on Wednesday morning, the 25th, inst., Mrs. Cynthia, wife of J. W. GOFF, Esq., aged 41 years.
C. M. SMITH, Attorney at Law, office lately occupied by V. L. MAXWELL, Esq., on the premises of the late George DENNISON, one door above Ziba BENNETS.
Wyoming Hotel, lately occupied by Henry PETTITT, now the business of Jacob BERTELS.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, April 1st:
Robert S. Y. COVEY
Polly A. FOOT
E. & J. B. HARDING
Jas. B. HARDING
R. F. HIGHT
E. W. KELLY
Sy Man LAW
Jno. MC TRIGUE
Joseph L. MEEKER
John MC GAUGHEY
Thomas H. MUZZY
Miss Ruthan SHAW
Sally Ann TEAL
Wm. H. JENKINS
List of letters remaining at the Wilkes-Barre PO, March 31st:
A. B. BLODGET
J. R. BALDWIN
W. W. FOWLER
John G. FELL
Hiram GDRY [GARY?]
R. S. HINCKLY
Miss Louisa KULP
Stephen B. LYON
William C. LITTLE
Doc. Charles LUDWICK
Wm. DM DERMOTT
___ MC CONOHY
John MC FURIN
Andrew MC CANDREW
Mr. MOYER Esq.
Joseph MC BRIDE
Miss Ann MOSTERS
Eld. B. PITCHER
C. H. PIERSON
Miss P. STEWARD
Wm. ST. JOHN
Rev. Jesse STEINER
John D. SHAFER
Ellen ST. CEDIR
Rev. John N. SNYDER
Joshua W. WILLIAMS
Charles B. WATTERS
D. COLLINS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO, April 1st:
G. W. D. NASH
Nathan G. HOW
Daniel A. FELT
A. R. BACON, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Wyoming PO., April 1st:
George M. PECK
Capt. David PERKINS
Wm. SWEATLAND, P. M.
Card – Dr. A. H. BOLLES, would respectfully inform the citizens of Tunkhannock and its vicinity that he has located himself in Tunkhannock Village and commenced that practice of medicine where he services to all who wish to consult him in matters relating to his practice. Dr. A. H. BOLLES was for a number of years the principle practicing Physician and surgeon in the Beaver Meadow Companies Works and vicinity.
15 April 1840
The Susquehanna and Tide Water Canal has been filled with water throughout its entire length.
Democratic Meeting held at the hotel of Geo. P. STEELE, in Wilkes-Barre on Monday evening the 13th inst. Committees of correspondence for each township are listed, among them:
Abington: H. W. NICHOLSON, Thomas SMITH, Andrew BEDFORD
Braintrim: Nicholas OVERFIELD, Ezekiel MOWRY, Thomas MORLEY
Benton: Theron FINN, James VAN FLEET, John WELLS
Exeter: Daniel HARDING, John OLIVER, Ezekiel GOBLE
Eaton: Daniel LEE, Perry LEE, J. H. JENKINS
Falls: Jacob SICKLER, Azor PHILO, Alvah LITTS
Monroe: John EVANS, John WRIGHT, Josiah W. NEWBERRY
Northmoreland: D. B. ROGERS, Chester BROWN, A. Jaquian
Nicholson: Eli N. BACON, Robert SCOTT, Wm. DRIGGS
Tunkhannock: Samuel STARK 2nd, Perrin ROSS, W. G. HAMMOND
Washington: H. W. NORTHRUP, Jos. HOBENSCHEIT, Emanuel OVERFIELD
Windham: Asa STEPHENS, L. C. CONKLIN, Wm. R. ROBINSON
Coal Business – The Mauch Chunk Courier states that the entire navigation from White Haven to Philadelphia, is in good order. Several boats loaded with coal from Penn Haven has passed down this canal.
List of letters remaining at the Falls PO., April 1st:
W. & Nelson LANE
Col. Miles AVERY
James O. GRADY
Henry O. GRADY
G. M. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Stoddardsville PO, April 1st:
Anthony DULOT Jr.
C. L. TEWILLIGER, P. M.
22 April 1840
Notice – All persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing or receiving a Note given by me to Stephen D. STILES, dated April 17, 1840, as I have received no value thereof, and am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. H. R. N. VANAUKEN.
Married – At the Wilkes-Barre Female Seminary, on Tuesday the 21st inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Maj. J. V. WOODWARD, of Lycoming county, to Miss Wealthy Ann YORK, of Bradford county.
Died – At his residence in Windham, on the 26th of February, William WHIPPLE, aged 54 years. He had been a resident of this town about twenty-six years and more than twenty years a member of the Baptist Church. The disease which terminated his life was inflammation of the lungs. He was confined to his bed about two weeks, in which time he suffered much bodily pain, all of which he endured with much patience and Christian fortitude. He left a wife and several children and other relatives to mourn his irreparable loss.
List of letters remaining at the Kingston PO:
Elizabeth A. ANGLE
Henrietta W. BREESE
Patrick A. BUSKIRK
J. J. HARVEY
H. Hiram HALL
J. R. LEWIN
MINER & BLACKMAN
Miss Judith OCHMIG
Wm. J. OWEN
Miss S. G. PETTEBONE
Amos T. POOL
Chauncy D. KEIGHT
Miss Marcy WITNEY
V. Nelley WEST
W. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
29 April 1840
List of Interrogatories to be put by the Assistants of the Marshals, in the taking of the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States. Regular census, and statistical tables in relation to Mines, Agriculture, Commerce and Manufacturers.
A meeting on the 23rd April at Towanda, addressed a circular to the citizens of Northern Pa., urging them to meet in a convention to be held at Tunkhannock, on 5th May, to adopt measures for the furtherance of the great Improvement interest, no so alarmingly threatened with suspension and prostration.
B. M. BULL
E. S. GOODRICH
N. N. BETTS
W. B. STORM
M. C. MURCUR
I. H. STEPHENS
E. W. BAIRD
Brigade Orders. The Militia and volunteers of the 2nd Brigade 8th Division, will parade for training and Inspection in the following order:
May 11th – Volunteer Battalion, of Union Guards, Commanded by Maj. A. SMITH
May 12th – 2nd Regiment, commanded by Col. B. S. BROCKWAY and Volunteer Battalion of Columbia Guards, commanded by Maj. F. S. HEADLEY
May 13th – Huntington and Union Battalion, commanded by Maj. E. L. TRESCOTT
May 15th – 115th Regiment, commanded by Col. J. JOHNSON
May 16th – Wyoming volunteer Regiment, commanded by Col. H. B. WRIGHT
May 18th – 1st Battalion of the 116th Regiment, commanded by Col. T. HADLEY
May 19th – The Invincible Volunteer Battalion, commanded by Maj. A. GREEN
May 21st – The Volunteer Rifle Battalion, commanded by Maj. A. K. FARR
May 22nd – 2nd Battalion of the 116th Regiment, commanded by Col. T. HADLEY
May 23rd – The LaGrange Volunteer Battalion, commanded by Maj. J. V. SMITH
Miles AVERY, Inspector, 2nd Brig. 8th Division Pa. Militia, Falls
The Water Canal – The heavy rain on Saturday night week has caused considerable damage to the tow-path on the margin of the canal – and it is said, some breaches have occurred in the canal, which will require one or tow weeks to repair. Prompt measures have been taken to repair the damage, at the earliest possible period. Considerable supplies of wheat and flour, destined for this market, have been kept back by this occurrence.
Insolvent debtor – James SCOTT
Estate of Daniel WADERMAN, late of Providence township, requests payments and claims. Martin H. WADERMAN, Providence.
Boot and Shoe Manufactory, Jacob SHOLLET, Wilkes-Barre.
Estate of John REINBALD, late of Newport, deceased, request payments and claims. Benjamin REINBALD and Peter ROCHEL, Admin’rs., Newport
List of letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, April 1st:
J. J. HARVEY
F. J. SMITH
H. C. WADAMS
C. C. CURTISS
D. DAVENPORT 2nd
George W. OLWINE
S. DAVENPORT Jr., P. M.
Notice – Partnership dissolved by mutual consent, Marcus B. HAMMER and N. G. HOW, Wilkes-Barre.
6 May 1840
W. C. JOHNSON, has lately taken the Tavern Stand at New Troy, lately occupied by A. BRACE.
A Book Bindery has been opened by William GRANT on the premises No. 3 Franklin St., near the corner of Market, formerly occupied by J. W. LYNDE, Watch Maker.
A convention, composed of citizens of Bradford, Susquehanna and this county, assembled at Tunkhannock yesterday. The object of the assemblage was to take into consideration the critical situation in which the intereate upon the North Branch are placed by the failure of the Legislature to appropriate money to sustain the works upon the Tunkhannock and Tioga lines this season. (see next issue)
A Democratic meeting was held at the house of George MOYER in White Haven, no date.
Died – Ellen, wife of Isaac RICE, of Kingston, Luzerne county, aged 23 years, 5 months and 23 days, departed this life on March 28, leaving a husband and two small children, together with numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss, by whom she was much esteemed.
Musical Concert – The Wyoming Band, will be given on May 15th at the New Troy Meeting house. Doors open at 7 and 1/2 o’clock.
13 May 1840
Improved Convention of delegates from the counties of Luzerne, Bradford and Susquehanna assembled in Tunkhannock, in the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday the 5th May:
Chairman: Bela JONES, of Susquehanna
Secretaries: M. C. TYLER, of Bradford and Col. Asa DIMOCK, of Susquehanna
The committee after a short absence, reported the names of the following persons for officers, to wit:
President: George M. HOLLENBACK, of Luzerne
Vice Presidents: Thomas ELLIOT, Hiram MIX, H. W. TRACY, Wilson SCOTT, of Bradford; Asa
DIMOCK, Benj. LATHROP, D. SEARLE, Wm. HARTLEY, of Susquehanna; Hon. C. D. SHOEMAKER, Wm. L. BOWMAN, Henry PETTEBONE, N. OVERFIELD, of Luzerne
Secretaries: D. M. BULL of Bradford; C. L. WARD of Susquehanna and N. OVERFIELD, of Luzerne
Committee of ten from each county:
H. W,. WRIGHT
E. W. MORGAN
C. L. WARD
M. H. LANING
C. M. TYLER
B. H. MILLS
D. M. BULL
E. W. STURDEVANT
P. M. OSTERHOUT
S. D. PHELPS
George KOCHER Jr.
Geo. P. STEELE
F. M. WILLIAMS
M. C. MERCUR
S. L. KINNEY
E. W. SMITH
P. MC C GILCHRIST
A Screw Loose – I am informed that I was chosen a Delegate or Committee of Vigilance, for Nicholson Township, by the Whigs, at their April Court Meeting; without my knowledge or consent; I therefore decline serving, as I always was, and still am, A Democrat, and will maintain that cause of the people against the Federal Aristocracy. Edwin ROBERTS, Nicholson.
Married – On the 6th inst., by Rev. SNOWDEN, B. R. PHILLIPS of Wilkes Barre to Miss Emily HOYT of Kingston.
Married – On Monday evening, 11th inst., by Rev. Wm. J. CLARK, Philip HEISS to Miss Christinna MILLER.
Married – On Thursday Morning 12th inst., in St. Stephens Church by Rev. Wm. J. CLARK, Amos SISTY, Editor of the Wilkes Barre Advocate, to Miss Martha C. BETTLE, all of this place.
Notice – A special meeting of the Reliance Fire Company, will be held at the Engine House, on Saturday at 4 o’clock. By order of the Prest. D. W. BUTZ, Sect.
Wyoming Bank – The Directors have this day declared a dividend of three per cent on the amount of capital stock paid in which will be payable on the 16th inst. E. LYNCH, Cash.
Attention! The La Grange Volunteer Battalion will meet for drill and inspection at the house of Asa KEELER, in Northmoreland, on Saturday the 23rd May inst., at 9 o’clock A.M. John V. SMITH, Maj. Falls.
Notice – Perry LEE has been appointed as a Trustee of Thomas HARDING, an insolvent, gives notice for claims and payments on or before the 20th June next.
Blacksmithing Business at his old stand in Daleville, Covington Township, Wm. DALE.
20 May 1840
Democratic Meeting for the citizens of Wilkes-Barre and the adjoining townships are requested to meet at the house of George P. STEELE in the borough of Wilkes-Barre on Saturday evening the 23rd inst., to adopt measures for the celebration of the approaching anniversary of our national independence, in a proper manner.
Another Screw Loose – I observe that my name is used in the proceedings of a meeting pretended to have been held in Kingston township. Now, there was, in the first place, no such meeting held, to the best of my knowledge and belief; and in the second place, my name is used in the proceedings of this pretended meeting without my knowledge or consent. I am a Jeffersonian Democrat, and always intend to remain one; and will never support the rag-baron abolition aristocratic Federal candidate for the Presidency, W. H. HARRISON. Peter BUSKIRK
Died – In New Troy, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Sophiar, wife of Capt. Benjamin SMITH, aged about 62 years.
Died – On the 5th inst., at Paschufa Island, Joseph R. CANRAD late resident of this place, in the 30th year of age.
Farm and Coal Land for Sale, known as Lot #9 in the second Division of lots in Newport township. Geo. FRANTZ, Lehman.
27 May 1840
The people of Wyoming will doubtless renew their application to the Connecticut Assembly, for aid to finish their monument. They ought to do so, and Connecticut should not hesitate a moment to grant it. Three thousand dollars, a paltry sum out of her full treasury, and for such an object. The state has more than a million at interest. Where did this come from? The whole world knows. From the sale of her western lands. How come those lands confirmed to her? Here again every body is aware that the Wyoming people, by their enterprise and sufferings in setting up, asserting and defending the state’s claim west of New York, were the main and efficient cause of the western reserve being confirmed to her. Between two and three hundred Connecticut men fell in the Wyoming massacre – fighting under the Connecticut flag. Their bones lie unburied. It is time they were decently interred; and every hour they remain above ground, they cry shame, shame, to the parsimony and injustice of the state in defence of those rights and laws those patriots bled. N. Y. Com. Adv.
We observe in looking over the proceedings of the Connecticut Legislature, that on the 14th inst. the memorial of a committee on behalf of the sufferers of Wyoming for aid to erect a Monument, “was referred to a committee consisting of one from each county in the State.”
The citizens of Hanover Township met at the house of D. DOWNING on Saturday afternoon on the 23rd inst. and after deliberating upon the imposition attempted to be practiced upon the people by the idle parade of Log cabin celebrations and hard cider festivals, resolved to show the British Bank party, how far such practices had operated to change their views of Democratic principles by the erection of a “hickory pole, with the bark on,” the true emblem of the sturdy, unchangeable Democracy of the country. A real hickory was accordingly procured and elevated, “bearing the stars, and stripes, under which the democracy is ever ready to do battle for their sacred right and principles.
Died – In Providence, on the 24th inst., Mrs. Fanny A., wife of Andrew WINTON, aged about 49 years.
Married – In Kingston, on the 24th int., by Rev. SNOWDEN, Hiram JOHNSON, to Miss Mary Ann HUGHS, both of the former place.
3 June 1840
A meeting in Dennison Township, at the house of Isaac RIPPLE, on the 30th May, pursuant to adjournment from the House of Enos WOODWARD, in Port Jenkins, on the 6th ult. J. W. GOFF was appointed President; John FORSMAN, Vice President; John SHEFFERSTINE, Secretary, Isaac HUGHS, Treasurer. The standing committee consisted of Enos WOODWARD, J. B. WELLER, Isaac RIPPLE, George F. TENCH, Orra CARY.
Estate of Charles P. LANE, late of Wilkes-Barre, deceased, requests payments and claims. Chas. STREATER, M. D., Administrator.
Apothecary and Drug Store – Dr. Chas. STREATER respectfully informs his friends and the public, that he has undertaken and will superintend the business of Apothecary and Druggist at the stand heretofore occupied by his deceased Stepson, Charles P. LANE in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre.
10 June 1840
Democratic Meeting held at the house of John LONG in Hanover Township on Saturday last. Also a meeting at the house of George KOCKER Jr. on the 26th inst. (no township listed).
Taken Up – In the River Susquehanna, on the 12th May, a river Ark, much damaged and partly loaded with Shingles. It is now landed on Beeches Island in Salem Township, where the owner or owners can have it by coming forward proving property and paying charges. The Ark has on it the name of N. MOODY. George MUCKLER, Nescopeck.
Estate of Jacob SINTON, deceased, request payments or claims. Sidney TRACY, Setting Executor.
Insolvent debtor – John SORBER.
17 June 1840
The bodies of the family of William BROWN of Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County – his wife, daughter and four sons, the oldest of the children 21 and the youngest 10 years of age. Found in the house was the wife with her throat cut from ear to ear, and a son shot. Outside were two children, one of them shot and the other killed with a club or some instrument – and in the other direction in the woods two others were found, one shot and the other killed with a club. Mr. BROWN has been arrested, also Robert M’CONEGHY his son in law and John M’CONEGHY, Robert’s brother. BROWN denies – says he was from home, and on his return found the door of his house fastened; whilst standing there he was shot at and narrowly missed; another gun was discharged, which grazed his cheek and perforated the lower part of his ear, and passed through his hat. The bodies were this day, six in number, deposited together in the earth on BROWN’S premises. (Hollidaysburg Register & Huntingdon Journal)
Died – In this borough, on the evening of the 15th inst., after a short but severe illness, Mrs. Euphemia, wife of George KOCHER, Jr., aged 30. The deceased was an exemplary wife, Christian and neighbor, and had died deeply regretted by a wide circle of relations and friends, who knew her best and most dearly prized and cherished her virtues, her character and her usefulness.
Fourth of July meeting at the house of Nathaniel COTTRILL, in Providence, on 13th June.
24 June 1840
The murder of the BROWN family on the 25th ult. in Cromwell township, Huntingdon county, consisted of the parents and six children. The eldest daughter was married to Robert MC CONAHY, who lived on the father-in-law’s premise as a tenant. BROWN it seem was a rough man, addicted to intemperance, and when in this condition was in the habit of threatening to kill some of his family, though never know to have attempted any thing of the kind. (BROWN was in the habit of working in the neighborhood as a carpenter whilst MC CONAHY conducted the farming operations.) BROWN communicated the dreadful circumstance to the neighbors, who immediately instituted a search for family members. Who is the Murderer? [Article contains more details of the murder] (Chambersburg Repository, 11th)
Democratic meeting at the house of Col. Harris JENKINS in Pittston Township.
Died – In Pittston Township on Monday last, Eliphalet SMITH, aged 67 years. He was a most reputable and useful citizen, sustaining an unsullied reputation throughout a long life and has died esteemed and regretted by a large circle of friends and relation.
Estate of Ebenezer STEPHENS, late of Nicholson, deceased, requests payments and claims. Wm. STEPHENS, Ex’r, Nicholson.
Peter BELLAS 2nd
John P. LANCE
Henry G. HAMMOND
1 July 1840
Democratic meeting at the house of M. C. ORR, Dallas and at the house of Valentine MYERS in Newport Township.
Committee arrangements appointed for the purpose of making the necessary preparations for celebrating the Independence Celebration at Wilkes-Barre for the 64th Anniversary of American Independence. It will take place under a Bowery on the bank of the pubic basin, near the Redoubt, above town. Dinner will be on the table precisely at 2 o’clock P. M. and expenses not to exceed $1.00.
Exhibition of Living Animals, Serpents, Birds &c. at Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, July 4th. Admission 25 cents; children under 10 years of age, 12 and 1/2 cents.
Register’s Notice for the following estates:
Conrad VERNER, late of Salem Twp., John VERNER, Executor
Nathan STARK, late of Tunkhannock, Henry STARK 2nd, Executor
John EATON, late of Kingston, Robert EATON and Conrad KUNKLE, administrators
Samuel CARVER, late of Kingston, Dr. John SMITH, executor and Elisha ATHERTON, Admin.
Laborers Wanted at the Nanticoke Guard Lock. ABBOTT GREEN & Co.
Estate of Henry SPAID, late of Sugarloaf Township, requests claims and payments. Samuel SPAYD and William T. RHOADS, Admin’rs.
8 July 1840
List of Grand Jurors drawn to serve at the August Term, 1840:
Benj’n. BAILEY, Wilkesbarre
William STEVENS, Providence
George SPANGENBERG, Jefferson
Cyrrel CARPENTER, Greenfield
John SAHN, Hanover
Warner A. COREY, Abington
George SHIRTZ, Nescopeck
Peter SHULTZ, Fairmount
Joshua BURDICK, Greenfield
Samuel CHAPIN, Fairmount
William HEWRY, Nescopeck
William GARDNER, Greenfield
John M’NEAL, Sugarloaf
Thomas N. STEPHEN, Huntington
Daniel STILES, Hanover
George W. LITTLE, Kingston
Ruel C. AMES, Windham
Zerah MARVIN, Union
Philip REDFIELD, Eaton
Washington OLIVER, Wilkesbarre
Alvah TAYLOR, Tunkhannock
Paul B. JENNINGS, Windham
Joshua AGAR, Abington
David LAPHY, Kingston
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve the first week of the August Term, 1840:
Stephen SYBERT, Salem
Jacob J. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre
Alvah HEERMANS, Providence
Simon TUBBS, Fairmount
Hugh FELL, Wilkesbarre
James FASSETT, Windham
Sidney TRACY, Wilkesbarre
Erastus SMITH, Lackawanna
George KOCKER, Jr., Wilkesbarre
Amos RITTENHOUSE, Sugarloaf
John BALDWIN, Exeter
Samuel STEVENS, Providence
George TATTERSHALL, Buck
William H. BARNES, Windham
Thomas PETTIBONE, Kingston
Lyman GREEN, Nicholson
Ezekiel MOWRY, Braintrim
Charles BROWN, Greenfield
Frederick VANFLEET, Wilkesbarre
Chares HARRIS, Kingston
Ezra HOYT, Kingston
Solomon WHITCOMB, Windham
Peter ROCKET, Nescopeck
Willard WHITNEY, Abington
James W. GRAY, Kingston
Samuel CARPENTER, Tunkhannock
Aden WHEELOCK, Eaton
George SNYDER, Plymouth
Edmund TAYLOR, Wilkesbarre
Jabez J. JENKINS, Kingston
Daniel WOODWARD, Denison
Joseph MEAD, Providence
Seymor FITCH, Falls
Christopher E. WILBUR, Carbondale
Abraham FRACE, Wilkesbarre
Archibald BANETYRN, no location
Christopher BOWMAN, Huntington
Shadrach AUSTIN, Union
Hiram HITCHCOCK, Windham
Isaac SHERMAN, Abington
Alfred HINE, Tunkhannock
Morgan ALLEN, Plymouth
Andrew KINGSBURY, Huntington
Henry ROBERTS, Falls
Nathan JACKSON, Carbondale
William KOONS, Huntington
James LOCKHART, Salem
Thomas C. REESE, Kingston
List of Traverse Jurors drawn to serve the second week of the August Term, 1840
Perapher SUMMON, Windham
George CLARK, Abington
Lot BREESE, Exeter
Nathaniel GEDDINGS Jr., Pittston
George KOWRIG, Sugarloaf
Benjamin CHANDLER, Northmoreland
James GRAY, Windham
Abel MARCEY, Tunkhannock
Elijah SHOEMAKER, Kingston
Chester BROWN, Northmoreland
Dan PEPPER, Providence
Samuel BONHAM, Union
Leonard HOWARD, Providence
Epaphras WADSWORTH, Huntington
James ATHERTON, Blakely
Philip KUNKLE, Dallas
George F. SLOCUM, Wilkesbarre
Alfred BALDWIN, Plymouth
Reuben MARCY, Wilkesbarre
James KENNEDY, Lackawanna
George WILLIAMS, Plymouth
Merritt ABBOTT, Hanover
Samuel YOST, Hazle
Groton GRAVES, Kingston
William SEARCH, Union
Abraham MILLER, Sugarloaf
Samuel SMITH, Northmoreland
Daniel HEFT, Kingston
Benjamin R. PHILLIPS, Wilkesbarre
Frederick DETRICK, Hanover
Augustus C. LANING, Wilkesbarre
Truman BROWN, Plymouth
Christian GROVER, Wilkesbarre
Peter BARBER, Exeter
Elisha HARRIS, Salem
John WRIGHT, Hanover
White Haven and Clifton Turnpike Company Commissioners:
Jos. D. MURRAY
John C. PARRY
M. C. JENKINS
Eli K. PRICE
C. L. TERWILLARGER
Henry W. DRINKER
L. S. CORYELL
List of letters remaining at the Kingston PO, July 1st:
James A. BROOKS
Miss Harriet HOWARD
Mrs. Amanda PETTEBONE
REESE & KELLER
Mrs. S. A. ROUND
W. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Wyoming PO, July 1st:
Wm. A. BARBER
Wm. SWETLAND, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO., June 30th:
Charles M. DRAKE
Miss Catherine CUTTER
Miss Juliann SHEPHERD
Rev. E. OWEN
M. G. PHILIPS
A. R. BACON, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston Ferry PO, July 1st:
Anson CURTIS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Stoddartsville PO, July 1st:
T. A. WEAVER
John J. WIDMAN
C. L. TERWILLAGER, P. M.
Register’s Notice for the following estate:
David OLMSTEAD, late of Falls, Samuel OLMSTEAD, Admin.
Married – On Thursday the 30th ult., at Meredith Cottage, near Carbondale, by Rev. M’KIM, Samuel DICKINSON, Esq., of Trenton, NJ to Martha, daughter of William GIBSON, Esq., late of New York.
Married – On Sunday the 21st ult., by Rev. A. BERKEY, Jacob WERNER, to Miss Lydia LEARN, both of Monroe County Pa.
Married – On Sunday last, in this borough, by the Rev. A. BERKEY, John MERKLINGER, to Miss Catharine HUMMEL, both from Germany.
List of letters remaining at the Wilkes-Barre PO, June 30th:
Miss E. S. BARNUM
Milbery D. BONHAM
Miss Elizabeth BIRD
D. L. BOYD
Mrs. Milton CORTRIGHT
Miss Eliza CHAMBERLIN
Miss Sarah M. DANA
Eli P. LIKEMAN
Mrs. Jane ELDER
Si Seymour FRACE
Charles L. FELKING
Jonathan W. GARDNER
John W. GLOVINGER
M. D. GEORGE
Mrs. C. HOVEY
Eliza P. HART
Jacob HAUNTZ Jr.
Miss Jane HAWK
Mrs. Caroline HULBURT
Joseph W. JOHNSON
James W. JOHNSON
Catherine S. JONES
Miss Maria LOCKWOOD
Miss Sarah MILLER
Daniel D. MOSHER
John A. MILLER
Miss Rosina MINTON
Miss Mary OSBURN
Dr. G. S. PATTISON
Miss Jane SMITH
Wm. ST JOHN
STREBEIGH & LLOYD
Mrs. Harriet SMITH
Moses C. SIMONS
A. R. STONE
Rev. Nathaniel THAYER
Miss Sarah TURPIN
E. G. WILCOX
D. COLLINGS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, July 1st:
Harriet E. BRUCE
S. G. BATES
Polly J. BEXBY
Caleb B. FISHER
E. G. HEYLMAN
J. S. HIGGINS
J. L. LACOE
Elijah D. LYON
Henry B. MAYER
Thomas H. MITCHELL
S. A. OWEN
TOWNSEND & JENKINS
Daniel SULAVEN [SULLIVAN?]
Zenas E. WHITE
Samuel STARK 2nd, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, July 1st:
Henry C. SMITH
Harriet B. THOMAS
Jacob W. SORBER
Supervisor of Plymouth
J. L. NESBIT
G. W. OLDWINE
Samuel DAVENPORT, P. M.
15 July 1840
Celebration of the 4th July in Northmoreland and adjoining townships assembled at the house of Mr. RHODES, Centermoreland, and after raising an elegant Liberty Pole, a procession was formed and marched to the Presbyterian meeting house. The Declaration of Independence having been read by Doct. John V. SMITH, an Oration was delivered by Cyrenus M. SMITH, Esq.; At one o’clock, the company reassembled at Mr. RHODES’ and partook of an excellent repast prepared for the occasion. The assembly then organised as follows: Col. Miles AVERY was Marshal of the day and Col. ROGERS assistant marshal. Garret BESTEDER, Nehemiah SIMONS, Eli R. HALLOCK, Burton TYRRELL, James E. BURLAND and Henry FORGERSON, a committee of arrangement. Doct. John S. JENKS, Abraham FORGERSON and Calvin HALLOCK, Esq., a committee to prepare toasts for the occasion, who offered the toasts which were drank by the company, with the utmost unanimity and enthusiasm. [All toast are listed.]
Celebrations at Providence and Pittston, with all toasts.
Discovery of the Antarctic Continent.
Married – On the 6th inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Evan JENKYN to Miss Mary DAVIS.
Married – On the 5th inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, William JONES of Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Harriet BUCKALOE of Berwick.
Married – On the 8th inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, John KELLER, of Plymouth, to Miss Sarah LAPHY of Kingston.
Married – On the 9th inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, George ANDERSON to Miss Susan BROWN, both of Wilkes-Barre.
Married – On the 4th July, by Thos. IRWIN, Esq., George KELLER of Wilkes-Barre to Miss Sarah KIRKENDALL of Dallas
Married – On the 5th inst. by Thos. IRWIN, Esq., Daniel BEARD of Lehman to Miss Mariah LOMEREAUX of Plymouth.
List of letters remaining at the Falls PO, July 1st:
Daniel P. ANGER
DEAN & GARDNER
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
22 July 1840
Married – In Pittston on the 3rd day of July, by James KENNEDY, Esq., Nehemiah OAKLEY to Miss Lucy STARK, all of Tunkhannock.
Married – In Nicholson, on the 2nd July, by B. F. BAILEY, Esq., Parly BACON to Miss Mary STEPHENS, all of Nicholson.
Died – On Saturday the 18th inst., at the residence of her father in Lehman, Miss Dilly BRUNSON, in the 19th year of her age.
Democratic meeting of citizens of Northmoreland, Dallas, Exeter and adjoining township, assembled at the house of John WORDEN in Northmoreland on Saturday the 18th inst. After raising up an elegant Hickory Pole with a flag and streamer, bearing the inscription VAN BUREN and JOHNSON, the meting was organized by appointing, Ira HALLECK, President.
Vice Presidents: Daniel BODLE, Alanson SEWARD, Geo. SICKLER, Jacob FRANTZ
Secretaries: Abraham FURGERSON and Robert EATON
James A. BROOKS
M. N. INGERSOLL
Victory Arena and Great Western Circus will be exhibited in Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday, August 1st, for one day only.
Estate of Isaac H. WELCH, late of Greenville Township, requests payments and claims. Adaline WELCH, Greenfield.
29 July 1840
Fourth of July meeting of the Democratic citizens of the East part of Falls township met at the house of James VANSICKLE, at Bald-mount. The day was ushered in by firing of guns, and the meeting was the largest ever witnessed at that place. Abraham COSS was chosen Marshal of the day, they then formed in rank of procession under the command of the marshal, with the music in front and a train of horses in the rear, and marched to Solomon HOPKIN’S woods, a distance of one mile, where they cut a splendid Hickory pole, and returned with it and reared it up with a splendid flag attached; after which they formed again in procession, and marched to the school house and proceeded to business. Peter CORNELIUS, Esq., was chosen President; Capt. Jacob DORSHIMER, Vice President; Solomon C. STRONG, Secretary; Capt. John K. READ read the Declaration of Independence; William THOMSON, John COMPTON and Doct. John MORRIS were chosen a committee to draft resolutions of the meeting. Henry R. COLLUM gave a toast to the Constitution of the United States, and our Liberty and Independence. Other toasts were given by Capt. Jacob DORSHIMER, L. H. LITTS, Capt. Abraham COSS, John C. MORRIS, Peter CARSELIUS, Esq., William THOMPSON, Joel COMPTON, Jacob COURTRIGHT, S. C. STRONG, Peter DORSHIMER, Mark COMPTON, J. FULLER, Henry BALDWIN, Elias SMITH 2nd, Jacob WALTON, Henry LITTS, John COMPTON, Stephen WINTERS and Wm. COMSTOCK.
Democratic Meeting of the citizens of Falls, Eaton and Tunkhannock townships, held at the house of George OSTERHOUT in Tunkhannock township on July 24th. Daniel LEE was appointed President; C. DEWITT and George W. OSTERHOUT, Vice Presidents and Geo. OSTERHOUT and Geo. W. BRADLEY, Secretaries. The following were appointed delegates to attend the Lancaster Convention to be held August 5th:
Eaton Township: Daniel LEE, John JENKINS, Col. Philip LEE, John TOWNSEND, Forbes LEE, Cherack DEWITT and Alexander VANTAGLE
Falls Township: George W. OSTERHOUT, Dr. John V. SMITH, Col. Miles AVERY, Sylvester JOHNSON, Jabez H. SIMONS and Ephraim JOHNSON
Tunkhannock Township: John JACKSON, George OSTERHOUT, Kellog RILEY, Petty MARCY, Philip DOUGHERTY, Perrin ROSS, Dr. James KELLY, Griffin WARD, Peter A. CROOP, Benj. JENKINS, Isaac MORRIS, James FITZGERRALD, Geo. W. BRADLEY, John PHILLIPS and H. G. HAMMONG.
Proposals for draining Pubic Square, in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, from the Market House to the river, will be received at the office of the Clerk from the 12th to 15th August next. Plans and specifications at my office. Jno. J. SLOCUM, Clerk of B. Council.
5 August 1840
Wyoming Troops – You will meet at the house of Jacob SAGER in New-Troy on Saturday the 29th August, completely equipped for drill and provided with six rounds of blank cartridges. F. L. BOWMAN, Capt.
Insolvent debtor – Gideon GANSON
To Nicholas FRY – Your brother, the undersigned, arrived in the United States from Europe on the 20th March last, since that period, I have been busily engaged endeavoring to ascertain your place of residence, but have been thus far unable to accomplish this object. I am now in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, and should this notice meet your eye, it would be most gratifying to my feelings to receive a line from you, informing me where you are. From your affectionate brother, David FRY. Publishers of newspapers would confer a grateful obligation by giving the above an insertion.
Estate of Arthur M’CAFFERTY, late of Huntington, requests payments and claims. W. KOONS and Susan M’CAFFERTY, Admin’rs.
12 August 1840
A meeting of the Court and Bar of Luzerne county, convened at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkesbarrre, August 5th, to take into consideration the most proper method of expressing the regret and unfeigned sorrow for the sudden and unexpected death of Jasper FASSETT, Esq., Clerk of the several Courts of Luzerne county. On the motion of H. B. WRIGHT, the meeting was organized by nominating Hon. William JESSUP as President of the meeting. On motion of G. W. WOODWARD, the Hon. William S. ROSS and Hon. C. D. SHOEMAKER were chosen Vice Presidents; and on motion of L. KIDDER, H. B. WRIGHT was appointed Secretary. Resolved, that there be a committee appointed, to consider of five persons, to report resolution expressive of the sense of this meeting on the subject of the death of Jasper FASSETT, Esq., late Prothonotary of this county – Whereupon the President appointed Messrs. WOODWARD, KIDDER, MAXWELL, BIDLACK and STURDEVANT. On motion of L. KIDDER, the meeting adjourned to meet at 12 o’clock, at the same place.
At 12 o’clock the meeting resolved that the following persons were appointed a committee of arrangement to superintend the funeral of the deceased, viz; Messrs. H. B. WIRGHT, M’CLINTOCK, BUTLER, KIDDER, WURTS and H. WRIGHT.
The Committee of Arrangement directs the following order to be observed in the procession of the funeral of Jasper FASSETT, late Clerk of the several Courts of Luzerne County:
1. The Clergy
2. The Corpse, attended by four Pall Bearers
3. The Mourners
4. The Court
5. The Bar and Students
6. The Sheriff, his officers, the constables with their Staves, on attendance at Court
7. The Grand Jury
8. The Traverse Jury
9. The Ladies
10. Citizens in General
The procession will be under the direction of Gen. Isaac BOWMAN, Marshall, and will start at 5 o’clock, P. M. Precisely, from the house of S. H. PUTERBAUGH, proceed to the West end of the Wilkesbarre bridge, and return in the same order to the Court House. H. B. WRIGHT Chairman.
On motion of L. KIDDER, Resolved, That the officers of the meeting be a committee to write the family a letter of condolence.
On motion of B. A. BIDLACK, Resolved that the proceedings be signed by the officers, and published in all papers of this county. William JESSUP, President; Wm. S. ROSS and C. D. SHOEMAKER, V. Presidents.
A Child In The Woods – It is supposed that a child, about twelve years of age, has been wandering in the woods for some time past in the northwestern townships in this county, in a wild or deranged state. The circumstances upon which the supposition is founded, as related to us by persons of strict credibility, are these; and we give them publicity, in order that if any family residing in or near the townships mentioned have missed a child, they can form some surmise of where it probably may be found, if living.
On Friday the 16th July, a female child, dressed in a blue calico frock, entered the house of a Mr. HARRISON, residing near the line between Northmoreland and Monroe townships, and requested the children of Mr. HARRISON to give her some drink, (the elder members of the family being absent) a drink of milk was given, and she was asked by the children to remain until their mother should return, which would be soon. The idea of seeing a grown person appeared, as stated by the children, to frighten her, and she immediately fled with every appearance of fear. On the Monday following, the elder members of Mr. H’s family being again absent at a school meeting, the child entered his house, and , as before, asked the children for a drink. This was again given, and it was observed that she had become nearly naked, the most of her clothes being apparently torn off by the brush and briars. The children requested her to stay, stating as before that their parents would be at home presently, but she immediately fled upon the suggestion that she would meet grown persons. The last time she was seen, was the following Tuesday, when she again appeared in a state of nudity, at Mr. HARRISON’s, and the elder members of the family being absent harvesting, asked the children present as before for some drink. She appeared very much emaciated, not being able to hold the cup to her lips, which was done for her by the children. The children were unable to induce her to remain, and she again fled to the woods, since which nothing has been seen of her, and it is supposed, from her being weak and feeble then last seen, she is dead.
Diligent search has been made by the people of the townships for the child, but they have been unable to discover any thing further than her tracks in marshy and swampy places, and situations where she had apparently rested during the night.
19 Aug. 1840
The last Democratic Convention of Citizens of Luzerne County met at the house of Philip MYERS in Kingston on Wednesday the 17th day of September 1839. Resolved that the delegate elections in the different townships, be held hereafter on the first Saturday in September, and that the County Conventions assemble on the subsequent Tuesday following such Delegate elections. Among the Committees of Vigilance listed for each township were:
Nicholson: Stephen CAPWELL, William DRIGGS
Tunkhannock: James KELLY, H. G. HAMMOND
Washington: H. W. NORTHROP, Alden MOWREY
Braintrim: Thos. MORLEY, Walter LOVE
Windham: S. T. STURDEVANT, Riley ROBINSON
Monroe: Josiah W. NEWBERRY, Henry STREATER
Eaton: Daniel LEE, James BROWN
Exeter: Ezekiel GOBLE, I. H. BALDWIN
Northmoreland: Chester BROWN, C. VANSCOY
Great Democratic Meeting was held on the eleventh inst. at the house of George P. STEEL, in this Borough. Wm. SWETLAND, President assisted by:
Vice Presidents: Thomas IRWIN, Lemuel STONE, Lot BREES, Bateman DOWNING, Titus SEWARD, Erastus HILL, John MERRIFIELD, Freeman THOMAS, Thos. CASE, William WALL, John MYRES, J. R. REED, Daniel HARDING, W. S. JAYNE, Doct. A. BEDFORD, James STARK, Harris JENKINS, Jonas HARTZELL, John OLIVER, Truman ATHERTON, Lot SEARCH, George MUTCHLER, J. R. BLOOM, Conrad ROMAGE, W. C. REYNOLDS, Gilbert DUNNING, Samuel DEPUY, Caleb INMAN, Dr. Josiah JACKSON, Fisher GAY and Wm. REICHARDSON
Secretaries: Henry OVERTON, C. C. CURTIS, John BREES, B. C. DENNISON, S. P. COLLINGS, M. S. BLACKMAN and Charles H. SILKMAN
Committee to prepare a Preamble and Resolutions: Hon. A. BEAUMONT, Col. Erastus HILL, J. R. BALDWIN, Geo. P. STEEL, Col. H. JENKINS, Conrad KUNKLE, John MERRIFIELD, Dr. E. CHAMBERLAIN
The Lehigh Transportation Co. gives notice that the Rail Road, leading from White Haven to Wilkes-Barre, being nearly finished, they are now prepared to forward merchandize from Philadelphia to the Mountain, within five miles of Wilkes-Barre. ABEL WILSON & CO., Easton.
26 Aug. 1840
Appointment b the Commissioners – C. W. POTTER, of Blakeley, to be Clerk to the Commissioners of Luzerne county.
Lackawanna Valley Improvement Meeting was held by a number of citizens of Carbondale, Blakeley, Providence and Lackawanna townships at the house of Nathan COTTRILL in Providence on the 26th August. The object of the meeting was to take measures to insure the early erection of a Feeder Dam at the site of the old Forge Dam, on the Lackawanna river, near the bridge.
Democratic Meeting of the citizens of the township of Newport was held on 22nd inst., at the house of John STIVERS.
Married – In this Borough, on Tuesday the 25th inst., by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Rev. Luke DAVIS, of Hamilton Theological Seminary, to Miss J. Louisa, eldest daughter of C. L. HARRINGTON, of this place.
French Guitar and Piano Forte Manufacturer and Repairer of all kinds of Musical Instruments. Charles STIMCKI, Wilkes-Barre.
Gun Establishment opened by C. H. ROTH, Wilkes-Barre.
Wanted – Two apprentices to the Carriage making business; one about fifteen and the other about seventeen years. G. A. DAVIS.
2 Sept. 1840
Died – At Corning, Stuben County, N. Y., on the 28th Aug. Charles S., son of B. P. BAILY, and grandson of Hezekiah PARSON, of Wilkes-Barre, in the 19th year of his age.
Died – In this Borough, on the 21st August, Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of John and Maria WARD, aged one year and nine months.
9 Sept. 1840
Estate of Joseph POTTER, deceased, requests payments and claims. Brooklin POTTER and Hannah POTTER, Admin’rs.
Wanted – At Mill Creek Aqueduct, one mile above Wilkes-Barre, from twenty to thirty good Stone Cutters. One dollar and fifty cents per day. John MOORHEAD.
Luzerne County Democratic Convention was held at the house of the Late Philip MYER’S in Kingston, with every township in the county represented on Tuesday the 7th inst. Major Ezekiel GOBLE was appointed President; Thomas SMITH of Abington and Woodbury S. WILBUR of Nicholson, Vice Presidents and Andrew R. BACON of Pittston and S. G. TURNER of Plymouth, Secretaries. All delegates from townships listed including:
Braintrim: Ezekiel MOWRY
Eaton: J. W. JENKINS
Exeter: Ezekiel GOBLE
Falls: Henry LITTS
Monroe: Wm. SCHOOLEY
Northmoreland: C. VANSCOY
Tunkhannock: Thos. OSTERHOUT
Washington: William S. JAYNE
Windham: G. W. SMITH
Estate of David BALDWIN, late of Kingston Township, request payments and claims. Mary Ann BALDWIN, Adm’r.
16 Sept. 1840
The Democratic citizens held meetings on Saturday, the 5th of September:
Sugarloaf Township, at the house of Wm. T. RHOADS
Abington Township, at the school house
Hanover Township, at the house of John LONG
Blakely Township, at the house of Levi LILLIBRIDGE
A Democratic Meeting was held in Braintrim Township, at the house of R. C. SMITH, on 5th Sept. Charles KEENY was chosen President, and Moses OVERFIELD, Secretary. The President appointed Nicholas OVERFIELD, L. C. KIDDER, S. Z. KENNEY, John M’MAHON, Moses OVERFIELD, Alonzo DOLE and Thomas MORELY, on committee for resolutions.
Married – On Saturday evening, Sept. 12th by Rev. Bethell CLAXTON, J. J. SLOCUM, Attorney at Law, to Miss Elizabeth C., daughter of Joseph P. LECLERC, Esq., and granddaughter of the late Ford CUTTER, of New York.
Married – In this Borough, on Thursday, the 3rd Sept., by Rev. John DORRANCE, Thomas BENEDICT, of Pittston, to Miss Lydia, daughter of Josiah WRIGHT, Esq., of Wilkes-Barre.
Died – In Pittston on the 13th inst., John, son of James and Mary DOWLING, aged 4 years and twenty-three days.
“When the Lord is pleased with the char– of his little ones,
he earnestly invites them to share of his celestial glory.”
Independent Nomination – The subscriber offers himself a candidate in the ensuing election for the office of Prothonotary, and clerk of the Courts for the County of Luzerne. In the event of his receiving a majority of the suffrages of his fellow citizens it —– his pride, as well as duty, to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office. John SMITH, Wilkes-Barre.
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