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1840B Republican Farmer & Democratic Journal

Republican Farmer & Democratic Journal (Sep-Dec 1840)

BY S. P. COLLINS

PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA

23 Sept. 1840
Luzerne Co. Democratic Nominations:
Congress: Benjamin A. BIDLACK, of Wilkes-Barre
Assembly: Hendrick B. WRIGHT, of Wilkes-Barre, Andrew COURTRIGHT, of Salem
Prothonotary, &c.: Andrew BEDFORD, of Abington
Commissioner: Thomas IRWIN, of Dallas
Coroner: Jared R. BALDWIN, of Plymouth
Auditor: William DALE, of Covington

Public Sale – At the house of Charles HARRIS 2nd, on 10th October next at 2 P. M., all the interest of Thomas HARDING, an insolvent debtor: Lot of Land situated in Eaton Township, bounded by Susquehanna River, Charles Harris 2nd, Andrew NEY and John AUMICK, containing 200 acres, with a small log dwelling and other log structures – about seven acres of land cleared. Perry LEE, Trustee of Thomas HARDING, Eaton.

To my Creditors – Take notice that I have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, for the benefit of Insolvent laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and they have appointed Saturday the 31st Oct. next at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre to hear me and my creditors where you can attend, if you think proper:
Gideon GANSON
Andrew PUTERBAUGH
Morgrn SNYDER
George EROH
Jacob GRUVER
James CONNER

30 Sept. 1840
Canal Letting – Sealed proposals will be received at the Canal Office in Tunkhannock, until sunset on Thursday the 22nd day of October, for completing the Section Nov. 134 of the Tunkhannock Line, North Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal, plans and specifications of the work will be exhibited by the Engineers on the day of Letting. Thomas MYERS, Superintendant.

7 Oct. 1840 [This paper does not appear on the microfilm.]

Married – On the 4th inst., by Rev. SNOWDEN, Albert POLEN, of Exeter, to Miss Lydia, daughter of Lot BREESE, of the same place.

Married – ON the 30th ult., by Rev. SNOWDEN, William CLEMENS, of Montrose, to Miss Eunice, daughter of Maj. O. HELME, of Kingston.

Died – In Lynchburg, Va., John P. BABB, formerly a citizen of this borough. (no date of death)

12 Oct. 1840 [This paper does not appear on the microfilm.]
Two pages only, published on Monday.

21 Oct 1840
Married – In this Borough on Tuesday, 13th inst., by the Rev. Bethel CLAXTON, Rev. Alexander SHIRAS, of Beryville, Clark Co., Va., to Miss Frances, eldest daughter of Steuben BUTLER, of the first mentioned place.

Married – In Turbutville, on the 27th ult., by Samuel BARR Esq., Robert GENTRY, of Danville, to Miss Mary HASS, of Pottsgrove.

Married – On Wednesday morning, September 30, at Kingston, by the Rev. SNOWDEN, Henry CLEMONS, of Montrose to Miss Eunice, daughter of Major Oliver HOLME, of the former place.

Died – In this Borough, on the 9th inst., James NESBITT, aged about fifty years. He was buried on Sunday in Plymouth – and his funeral was attended by a large concourse of mourners relatives and friends.

Died – In East Sugarloaf, Butler township, in this county, on Friday the 2nd inst., Emma Maria, only daughter of H. B. YOST, in the second year of her age.

Died – In Kingston, on the 10th inst., Alva C. PHILIPS, Esq., an old and respectable citizen.

Died – In Plymouth, on Monday the 5th inst., George N. DENNIS, in the 25th year of his age.

Died – Was drowned in the North Branch Canal at Nanticoke, on the night of the 15th October inst., Daniel DAVENPORT, Jr., of Plymouth, aged about fifty. He had left some friends about 10 o’clock in the evening to go to his boat – and it is supposed that from the darkness of the night, and the narrowness of the railing on which he walked, that he missed his footing and fell, and in the fall received some injury that incapacitated him from making any successful effort to save himself; some bruises on the nose, face and forehead, confirmed this opinion. He was found in the morning near the shore of the canal, his face resting on the bottom and a little of the top of the head out of water, by his little sons who had slept in the cabin of the boat.

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Oct. 1st:

Francis O’BRIEN
Joseph BRAMHALL
Timothy BARRETT
Smith BROWN
Miles AVERY
Michael O’BRIEN
Ann BENNETT
Solomon G. BATES
John BARLED
Washington AGNEY
Michael AMBROSE
William BAESLEE
Barker BROWN
Edward BURKE
R. R. CARPENTER
John CLINE
Thomas CURALY
Edward CARY
Daniel CROWLY
Minerva CARPENTER
John CROWLY
Robert L. V. COVY
James DOWNEY
Gordon GRAVES
Stephen FOLY
A. B. FERRY
Michael FALE
John LINEBAM
Michael FARRELL
John FLYNN
Philip FITZGIBBON
Elick GREADY
David GOODALE
Wm. OVERFIELD
Patrick PANTENY
H. O’GRADY
Nathan PATTERSON
Edward POWERS
John ROGERS
Dennis SULAVAH
Thomas SMITH
John SMITH
Joseph LANTERHORN
John A. STEWART
Square SAMPSON
Daniel SHERDON
Patrick TUFFY
R. M. STEPHENSON
Elizabeth SHARP
Franklin GAY
P. H. GARDNER
R. HEFFIFINGER
D. C. HALL
Samuel HINE
A. HINE
John HALLANGER
G. C. HANNA
Edward HUGHES
Z. S. HARDING
J. H. HONEL
Susannah HADSALL
George JENKINS
John KIRK
John KEATING
C. W. KELLY
Thomas KELLY
Phebe LOTT
Philip LEONHEARTT
Michael LININ
Peter LYNCH
Patrick LYNES
Owen MC LIVENEY
James MADAGON
James MC GLAFF
Martin SULAVEN
Thomas MAST
Kennedy MADAGON
E. MC NAMARD
Morgan MAXWELL
James MORAN
John MC DONOUGH
Wm. B. MONEYPENY
Luther READ
Edward QUINN
Samuel RYNEQUIRE
Edward RYAN
Andrew RILEY
William REALY
Henry SHINE
SORBER & SLEPPY
John TOWNSEND
Charles VOSHBURG
Timothy BRILY
Eleanor WILSEY
Jones WEST
Cyrus WOOD
Tracy H. WHEELER
Samuel STARK 2nd, P. M.

28 Oct. 1840
Strayed – Came to the enclosure of the subscriber in Tunkhannock township on or about the 20th of September, One Two Year Old Heifer, crumpled horns, full middling size. The owner or owners are requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take her away. Andrew GORDENIER, Tunkhannock.

4 Nov. 1840
Notice – Estate of Aaron PHILIPS, late of Abington, request payments and claims. Andrew PHILLIPS, Executor, Benton.

Married – In Plymouth, on the 29th ult., by Thos. IRWIN, Esq., Wesley LAMOREAUX to Miss Emeline BROWN, all of Plymouth.

11 Nov. 1840
Court – On motion of L. KIDDER, Edward E. LECLETE was admitted to practice at the several Courts in this county, Amzi Esq., was likewise admitted to practice as an Attorney in the several Courts in this county.

Notice – Estate of Albe KELLY, late of the township of Tunkhannock, request claims and payments. Sargent KELLY, Adm’r.

Notice – Estate of Daniel ROBERTS, late of Nicholson township, request claims and payments. Esther ROBERTS and Edwin ROBERTS, Administrators, Nicholson.

Died – In this borough, on Monday, the 9th inst., John HULL, aged 21 years.

Died – In this borough on Tuesday, the 10th inst., Lauwilla APPLEGATE, aged 19 years.

25 Nov. 1840
Married – At the Methodist Parsonage, in this borough, on the morning of the 17th inst., by the Rev. D. W. BRISTOL, Sidney EICK to Miss Catharine M’GINNIS.

Married – By the same, at the same time and place, James BIRD to Miss Matilda EICK, all of this borough.

Notice – Letters of administration upon the estate of John P. BABB, dec’d, have been granted to Mary S. BABB, Adm’x.

List of all Retailers of Foreign Merchandise Within the county of Luzerne, designating those who have, and those who have not taken out Licenses for the year 1840:

Tunkhannock:
H. & S. STARK (paid)
S. D. PHELPS (not paid)
Wellington VOSBURG (paid)
Isaac VOSBURG (paid)
A. DURHAM & MARTIN (not paid)
OSTERHOUT & JACKSON (not paid)
KELLOGG & RILEY (not paid)
A. O. CHAHOON & Co. (paid)
Thos. OSTERHOUT & Co. (paid)
William B. MONEYPENNY (not paid)

Northmoreland:
Asa KEELER (not paid)
Chester BROWN (paid)
Jacob RHOADS (paid)

Windham:
Paul B. JENNINGS (paid)
William H. BARNS (paid)

Washington:
Michael DUN (paid
Smith NICHOLSON & Co. (not paid)
HUNT & OVERFIELD (not paid)
David GOODALE (not paid)

Braintrim:
Jno. BRIDGE (paid)
H. W. LACEY (not paid)
Benjamin EDWARDS (not paid)
Bradly WAKEMAN (paid)
Thos. MORELEY (not paid)
John STURDEVANT (paid)
George GAMBLE (not paid)
LOYD & Co. (not paid)
Robert CLAIR (paid)

Falls:
Jno. COLLINS (paid)
GULICK & BABCOCK (paid)
Chancey SHERWOOD (paid)
H. STARK & Co. (paid)
William HARTLY (not paid)
Miles KEELER (not paid)
Jno. HORKINS (paid)

Nicholson:
Nathan BACON (not paid)
Wm. & James ROBERTS (not paid)

Eaton:
Philip LEE (not paid)

Monroe:
Daniel POOLE (not paid)

To my Creditors – Take notice that I have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, for the benefit of Insolvent laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and they have appointed Saturday the 2nd January next at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre to hear me and my creditors where you can attend, if you think proper:

Elnathan BAKER
David GREEN
Jacob WERNER
John HUNTER
John CORBY
Henry SHAFFER
George TUCKER
John HANSON
James CONNER

2 December 1840
Register’s Notice – Huldah CAREY, Administratrix and Eleazer CAREY, Administrator of Comfort CAREY, late of Hanover township, deceased, has filed the account of administration.

Register’s Notice – John R. MOORE, Administrator of Jonathan S. BODLE, late of Northmoreland township, has filed his account of administration.

Some Jurors Drawn to serve as Grand Jurors for the January Term:

Maj. John FASSETT, Windham
Jacob ACE, Falls
Daniel NEWMAN, Tunkhannock
Thomas B. WALL, Tunkhannock

Some Jurors Drawn to serve as Traverse Jurors – First Week:

Charles HARRIS, Eaton
Daniel LEE, Eaton
Simon KEENEY, Braintrim
Henry LITTS, Falls
Ira AVERY, Tunkhannock
Hiram VAN TYLE, Eaton
Jacob L. JAYNE, Windham
James BESTIDER, Northmoreland
Peter RICHARDS, Falls
Nicholas OVERFIELD, Braintrim
Punderson AVERY, Tunkhannock
Henry G. HAMMOND, Tunkhannock
Gorton SWETLAND, Windham

Some Jurors Drawn to serve as Traverse Jurors – Second Week:

A. L. WHITCOMB, Braintrim
Lewis BREWER, Braintrim
Joseph BURGESS, Windham
Nathaniel FROST, Windham
William DRIGGS, Nicholson
Luther STURDEVANT, Windham

Ebenezer POTTER, Washington
Seth L. KEENY, Windham
Chester BROWN, Northmoreland
Anson PHINNY, Windham

9 Dec. 1840

16 Dec. 1840
Married – In Lackawanna, Dec. 10, by Alva HEERMANS Esq., Morris H. DAILY, of Providence, to Miss Jane WHITNECK, of the former place.

Married – At Stoddardsville, Luzerne Co., on Monday evening, Dec. 7th, by Rev. John DORRANCE, John BROWN, of White-Haven, to Miss Maria STODDART, of the first mentioned place.

Died – On Wednesday evening last, in this Borough, William, son of the late Judge SCOTT, aged about 29 years.

Sheriff’s Sales to be held, 2nd day of January:
1) Equal undivided third part of land situated on Bartholomew’s Creek north of Tunkhannock Creek, containing five hundred acres, being expressly understood and agreed, the equal undivided third part at the east end of the said tract, only is intended to be mortgaged and conveyed. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Abner SQUAIR against Stephen SQUAIR.
2) Land situated on Tunkhannock Creek in Tunkhannock township, bounded by Oxbow Creek, Oliver and Samuel STARK, containing one hundred acres., being part of a certain tract of land in the warrantee name of Edward MILNER and part of the real estate of said William MILNER dec’d above named which John DONALDSON and Sarah his wife and the said C. M. DONALDSON by their Attorney in fact, John DONALDSON duly contested by indenture bearing even date herewith granted to Myers SHAW. . Seized and taken in execution at the suit of C. M. DONALDSON trustee of E. MILNER against Nehemiah SHAW.

A Court of Appeal, For the 116th Regiment, will beheld at the House of Col. J. J. DENNIS, in Wilkes-Barre on Monday the 4th day of January, at 10 o’clock, and at which time and place, all Constables holding warrants, will please to attend and settle the same. Miles AVERY, Brig. Inspector, Brigade Inspector 2nd Brig. 8th Div. P. M., LaGrange.

23 Dec. 1840
Married – In Pittston, on Thursday evening, the 17th inst., by William P. JOHNSON, Esq., George W. MARTINS, of Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Rebecca NAGLE, of the former place.

Married – On Thursday evening, the 17th inst., in Kingston, by Rev. J. . HARVEY, Abraham DEETS, of Plymouth, to Miss Charlotte BEAM, of the former place.

Married – In Plymouth, on the 17th ult., by Thos. IRWIN, Esq., Evert BOGARDUS, of Williamsport, Lycoming Co., to Miss Louisa, daughter of Truman ATHERTON, of Plymouth.

Died – In this Borough, on Wednesday, 2 o’clock, A. M., John W. ROBINSON, aged about 62 years.

30 Dec. 1840
Died at the residence of his brother, in Jacksonville East Florida, on the 19th Nov., Asa P. GREGORY, junior, son of Samuel GREGORY, Esq., of this county, in the 27th year of his age.
He was a graduate of West Point, and late a Lieut. of the 3rd Artillery of the U. S. Army, which he resigned for the profession of law. On the 29th of Oct., he left Jacksonville in the Steamboat for Black Creek on business. He complained of indisposition, and on the 13th of Nov., he was brought from the steamboat to his brother’s on a litter. He was attended by an army physician at the Creek, but it was feared his case was not properly treated, at the commencement; but after being brought to his brother’s every medical and attention were bestowed, but it was too late. His decease was pronounced to be congestive fever accompanied with a violent hemorrage from the lungs and kidneys. He retained his senses, and bore his illness with resignation, till the 19th ult, when his spirit ascended to the God who gave it. He left an only brother at that place, and doating parents and affectionate sisters, in this place, and a numerous circle of friends to mourn his irreparable loss and untimely death. (Star)

Married – In this place, on the evening of the 25th inst., by the Rev. D. W. BRISTOL, David H. PHILO, to Miss Elmina CAPWELL, both of Falls.

Estray – Came to the enclosure of the subscriber, about 20 October, A Red Steer, Supposed to be three years old, the right ear cropped, a small star under the right horn, hind feet white and white in the flank. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take him away. Jacob FITCH, Northmoreland.

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