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These are genealogical and historical data taken from local newspapers and listed here for your personal research and reading pleasure. These lists are Copyright © Paula Radwanski and the Wyoming County Historical Society.

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1797-1798 Wilkes Barre Gazette & Luzerne Advertiser

WILKES BARRE GAZETTE & LUZERNE ADVERTISER TUESDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – JOSIAH WRIGHT WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE CO., PA 5 Dec. 1797 Take Notice – All persons indebted to NELSON and JACKSON, for Smith’s work, are desired to make payment by 1st Jan. next. Philip JACKSON, Kingston 12 Dec. 1797 $2…

1799 Wilkes Barre Gazette & Luzerne Advertiser

WILKES BARRE GAZETTE & LUZERNE ADVERTISER TUESDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – JOSIAH WRIGHT WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE CO., PA 8 Jan. 1799 Common Pleas Court of Luzerne Co., Jan Term – the following have made application for the benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth relative to insolvent debtors: Joshua BURGES…

1800 Wilkes Barre Gazette & Luzerne Advertiser

WILKES BARRE GAZETTE & LUZERNE ADVERTISER TUESDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – JOSIAH WRIGHT WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE CO., PA 7 Jan. 1800 The sale of a number of Lots of public land in Newport Twp., will be sold at public Vendue at the house of Frederic CRISSMAN in Hanover, on 8th…

1801 Luzerne County Federalist

LUZERNE COUNTY FEDERALIST (Reel 1) MONDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – ASHER MINER WILKESBARRE, PA 12 Jan. 1801 (#2) [Name of Elisha BLACKMAN – hand written on newspaper] Terms – The price of this paper is Two Dollars per annum (exclusive of postage) if paid half-yearly, or at the end of…

1801 Luzerne County Federalist & Susquehanna Intelligencer

LUZERNE FEDERALIST & SUSQUEHANNA INTELLIGENCER SATURDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – ASHER MINER WILKES BARRE, PA 31 Oct. 1801 Connecticut Susquehanna Company Meeting Results (See p. 3-1-m) Lost or stolen on Monday night the 19th Oct., from a horse of the subscriber at the door of John CAREY, in Wilkesbarre, a…

1801 Wilkes Barre Gazette & Luzerne Advertiser

WILKES BARRE GAZETTE & LUZERNE ADVERTISER TUESDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – JOSIAH WRIGHT WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE CO., PA 2 Feb. 1801 Letters remaining at the Post Office at Athens, Jan. 1st, 1801: Abner COOPER, Tioga John HARRIS, Tioga Doct. Stephen HOPKINS, Tioga William WILLARD, Tioga George Md. BOYD, Ulster Berfey…

1802 Luzerne County Federalist

LUZERNE COUNTY FEDERALIST (Reel 2) MONDAY PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY – ASHER MINER WILKES BARRE, PA 4 Jan. 1802 Ebenezer COBB, died at Kingston, Mass., Dec. 8th, aged 107 years, 8 months and 6 days, having lived three centuries. He was born in Plymouth, on the 22nd day of March 1694.…

1803 Luzerne County Federalist

LUZERNE COUNTY FEDERALIST 3 Jan. 1803 List of Titles in Hanover Township – See Nov. 15, 1802 for further info. on Certificates being issued. (See p. 2-2-b and p. 3-1-t which includes lot numbers and acres of each): Edward INMAN Richard INMAN Jacob FISHER Christian SAME John SCHOONOVER William SHOEMAKER…

1804 Luzerne County Federalist

1804 Luzerne County Federalist 7 Jan. 1804 List of letters remaining at the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, January 1st (W) = Those letters annexed, are directed to Wilkesbarre: Philip ABBOTT, Plymouth Nathaniel BLISS, Plymouth Samuel BAIRD, Plymouth Abraham BRADLEY, Esq., Plymouth W. Jared BALDWIN, Plymouth Orlen CAPRON, Beach Woods John…

1805 Luzerne County Federalist

Luzerne County Federalist 1805 The badness of the roads, and inclemency of the season; prevented the arrival of the paper in time to give a whole sheet this week. It is hoped this will be sufficient apology. 12 Jan. 1805 List of letters remaining at the Post Office in Wilkesbarre,…

1806 Luzerne County Federalist

Luzerne County Federalist 1806 3 Jan. 1806 Henry DRINKER, Phila., Notice – That my Letter of Attorney, dated 13th Nov. 1792, recorded in Luzerne Co. Deed Book 3:225, I did make, constitute and appoint Samuel PRESTON, of Stockport on Delaware, then in Northampton Co., now Wayne Co. as my attorney.…

1807 Luzerne County Federalist

Luzerne County Federalist 1807 2 Jan. 1807 – Issue missing 9 Jan. 1807 Richard BARNUM, of this county and Miss Nancy JAMISON, of Columbia, at Columbia, PA on Thursday the 11th ult., by Rev. N. R. SNOWDEN For Sale – 250 acres of land in Hanover Twp. – James CAMPBELL…

1808 Luzerne County Federalist

Luzerne County Federalist   1 Jan. 1808 Claims of CT Settlers — Additions to Hanover, Exeter, Northmoreland, Putnam, Braintrim and Newport (See p. 2-4-b) Also Salem, Plymouth, Providence, Putnam and Springfield (See p. 4-3-b) List of letters remaining at the Wilkesbarre Post Office, Jan. 1, 1808: Elisha ATHERTON, Kingston Jeremiah…

1809 Luzerne County Federalist

Luzerne County Federalist 6 Jan. 1809 Henry ELLIOTT, died at Wyalusing, on Thursday the 22nd Dec. ult., after a short illness, in the 97th year of his age. He was a native of Stonington, Conn. And emigrated to this country, in the year 1776, and experienced at that advanced period…

1810 Luzerne County Federalist

Luzerne County Federalist Friday Evening Publication 5 Jan. 1810 Stray — A two year old sorrel mare colt, broke into the enclosure of the subscriber sometime in November last. The owner is desired to prove property, pay charges and take it away. Benj. CARPENTER, 2d, Kingston 12 Jan. 1810 James…

1811 The Gleaner and Luzerne Advertiser

THE GLEANER AND LUZERNE ADVERTISER FRIDAY EVENING PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY MINER & RUTLER 1 Feb. 1811 #1 – Issue Missing From Microfilm 8 Feb. 1811 Estate of William SLOCUM, late of Pittston, requests payments and claims. Sarah SLOCUM, Ebenezer SLOCUM, Joseph SLOCUM, Admin’rs. List of Letters remaining in the Tunkhannock…

1812 Gleaner (Aug-Dec)

Gleaner 1812 (Aug-Dec) FRIDAY EVENING PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY MINER & RUTLER 14 Aug. 1912 Caleb BROWN to Miss Sally BATES, married at Tunkhannock, on Sunday the 26th July by Rev. Newton SMITH Miles AVERY to Miss Betsy SMITH, at Tunkhannock by Cyrus AVERY, Esq. (no date) Notice — The Co-Partnership…

1812 Gleaner & Luzerne Advertiser

Gleaner & Luzerne Advertiser 1812 (Jan-Aug) FRIDAY EVENING PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY MINER & RUTLER 2 Jan. 1812 John JONES, informs his Friends and the Public in general, that he has removed to his new house, opposite the Jail, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, where he has constantly on hand an…

1813 Gleaner

Gleaner 1813 Published Friday Evening, Wilkes-Barre, PA By MINER & BUTLER 1 Jan. 1813 For Sale – Farm & Plantation on which Jonas INGHAM, Esq. now lives, and also that on which Amasa WELLES now lives, both lying on Wyalusing Creek and being part of the Manor of Dundee, together…

1813 The Advertiser

The Advertiser Friday Publication Contents: Aug. 6-13 (partial) Aug, 27 (partial Sept. 3- Dec, 1813 Considerable portions of the issues marked “partial” are missing. The other issues appear to be complete. 6 Aug. 1813 13 Aug. 1813 Hugh H. ANDERSON, respectfully informs the Public in general that he has removed…

1814 Advertiser

The Advertiser Friday Publication 14 Jan. 1814 24 Jan. 1814 28 Jan. 1814 4 Feb. 1814 11 Feb. 1814 Isaac FULLER married to Miss Nancy B. WORTHINGTON, at Bedford on Tuesday Evening last by Rev. HOYT. Harry MOGAN, of Wysox to Miss Harriot BISHOP, at Orwell (no date) Gen. Simon…

1814 Gleaner

Gleaner 1814 Published Friday, Wilkes-Barre, PA By Charles Miner 7 Jan. 1814 Land For Sale by subscriber: 1) 288 Acres in Plymouth on West side of Susquehanna, eight miles below Wilkes-Barre on the main road to Huntington. 70 acres are of first quality. 65 acres are cleared. On Premises are…

1815 Advertiser

The Advertiser (Jan-Aug 1815) Friday Edition 7 Jan. 1815 James BARNES to Miss Eliza WOODBRIDGE, daughter of Rev. WOODBRIDGE, in this town on Sunday evening last by Thomas DYER, Esq. Gilbert LAIRD to Miss Charlotte WATLEY (no date or place) Thomas B. OVERTON, Esq., to Miss Maria HODGKINSON, on Monday…

1815 Gleaner

The Gleaner 1815 Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre by Charles Miner 6 Jan. 1815 Life of Jesse Duncan ELLIOT, Esq. of the US Navy, born in Maryland on 14 July 1780. His father, Robert, was unfortunately slain by the Indians in 1794, near the Muskingum River, while transacting business for…

1815 The Advertiser

The Advertiser Friday Addition 7 Jan. 1815 James BARNES to Miss Eliza WOODBRIDGE, daughter of Rev. WOODBRIDGE, in this town on Sunday evening last by Thomas DYER, Esq Gilbert LAIRD to Miss Charlotte WATLEY (no date or place) Thomas B. OVERTON, Esq., to Miss Maria HODGKINSON, on Monday Evening, by…

1816 Gleaner

The Gleaner 1816 Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre By Charles Miner 5 Jan. 1816 The Court Martial – Is to commence at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, on the 22nd of January, at Mrs. SCOVEL’S. This particular notice is given, because the blundering booby who prints the Democrat, has it,…

1817 Gleaner

Gleaner 1817 Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre by Isaac A. CHAPMAN 3 Jan. 1817 Married – At Salem on Sunday the 29th of Dec. by Alexander JAMESON, Esq., Jonas ROMICK to Miss Susan MASTERS, all of that place. Public Notice is hereby given that the Collector of the Revenue of…

1818 Gleaner

Gleaner 1818 (Jan-May) Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre, by Patrick HEPBURN 2 January 1818 The act to abolish the Stamp tax, Whiskey tax, etc. etc. has received the signature of the President, and became a law! Mail Routes. Messrs. HORTON’S & ELY have contracted for the Mail Route from Easton…

1818 Susquehanna Democrat

Susquehanna Democrat 1818 Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET, Main Street 2 January 1818 Coshecton and Great Bend Turnpike Stockholders Annual Election of Officers to be held the first Monday of January next, at the house of Charles DRAKE, in Damascus. Nathan SKINNER, Sec. Estate of Peter…

1819 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1819 Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET, Main Street 1 January 1819 Navigation of the Susquehanna River (p. 3) …On the 9th March 1771, an act was passed declaring this river a public highway, as far down as WRIGHT’S Ferry… A supplement passed 31…

1820 Susquehanna Democratic

Susquehanna Democrat 1820   Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET, Main Street 7 January 1820 Wyoming Herald, Windham, Dec. 17, 1819 Mr. Butler, By publishing the following statement of facts you will confer a favor upon the relations and friends of Mr. ADAMS. Joseph BURGESS, Russell PARK;…

1821 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1821 Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET & Charles STEUART, Main Street 5 January 1821 Pennsylvania Legislature: Petition from the town of Montrose, praying that an act may be passed erecting that town in to a borough. A bill was later reported. Agency of…

1822 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1822 Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET, Main Street 4 January 1822 Married – On Tuesday the first inst., by Rev. George LANE, Elias SMITH, of Canaan, Wayne County, to Miss Mary H. TYSON, of Wilkesbarre Township. Married – At Bloomsburg on the 13th…

1823 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat (1823) Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET, West Corner of the Public-Square 3 January 1823 Moses LEVY, Esq. has been appointed by the governor of Pennsylvania, to be President Judge of the District Court of Philadelphia, in the place of Jared INGERSOLL, Esq., dec’d.…

1824 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1824 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Samuel MAFFET, West Corner of the Public-Square The original newspapers from June 25 – Dec. 31 could not be located to check for missing words. 2 January 1824 Legislature of Pennsylvania – House of Representatives: An act granting compensation…

1825 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1825 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By MAFFET & LEWIS 7 January 1825 Steam Boat Navigation on the Susquehanna River. New Post Office has been recently established in the Township of Rush, Susquehanna County, named Rushville. Daniel ROSS, Esq., is appointed Post-master. The Commissioners have appointed…

1826 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1826 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Sharp D. LEWIS 6 January 1826 Married – In this township, on Tuesday evening last, by Rev. George LANE, Robert MINER to Miss Eliza, daughter of Stephen ABBOT, Married – At Eaton, on the 14th ult. by Miles AVERY,…

1827 Susquehanna Democrat

Contents The Susquehanna Democrat 1827THE BRADFORD SETTLEREAGLE OF THE NORTHSUSQUEHANNA REGISTER The Susquehanna Democrat 1827 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Sharp D. LEWIS Also on this page: THE BRADFORD SETTLER Published by James P. BULL, Meansville, Pa., on Thursday Note – Issues of this paper appear on the…

1828 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1828 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Sharp D. LEWIS Terms Of The Democrat. Two Dollars per annum, half yearly in advance, or Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, if not paid within the year, exclusive of Postage. Interest charged on payments as they become due. Such…

1829 Susquehanna Democrat

THE SUSQUEHANNA DEMOCRAT 1829 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Sharp D. LEWIS Terms Of The Democrat. Two Dollars per annum, half yearly in advance, or Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, if not paid within the year, exclusive of Postage. Interest charged on payments as they become due. Such…

1830 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1830 Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By Sharp D. LEWIS Terms Of The Democrat. Two Dollars per annum, half yearly in advance, or Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, if not paid within the year, exclusive of Postage. Interest charged on payments as they become due. Such…

1831 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL 1831 Published on Friday, Wilkesbarre, PA By J.J. Adam Papers missing before Vol. 3 #32 29 April 1831 Vol. 3 #32 Brigade Orders for the 2nd Brigade 8th Division, Pennsylvania Militia, will parade for Inspection and Training. 1st Batt., 70th Reg. Commanded by Col. Nathaniel…

1832 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal & Berwick Gazette

Contents REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1832)BERWICK GAZETTE (22 Sep-6 Oct 1832)REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1832)BERWICK GAZETTE, 1832 REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1832) Published on Friday, Wilkesbarre, PA By Asher M. WRIGHT and John ATHERHOLT and BERWICK GAZETTE (22 Sep-6 Oct 1832) Published by John T. DAVIS, Berwick,…

1833 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL 1833 Published on Wednesday, Wilkesbarre, PA By Asher M. WRIGHT and John ATHERHOLT 2 January 1833 Death by freezing. On Thursday last John MALOY was found dead in a field near the residence of John OVER, in Antim Township. The verdict of the jury was…

1834 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL 1834 Published on Wednesday, Wilkesbarre, PA By Asher M. WRIGHT and John ATHERHOLT 1 Jan. 1834 No Paper Issued 8 Jan. 1834 Although we had ordered paper from the city more than a month since, it did not arrive in time for our publication day…

1834 Susquehanna Democrat

The Susquehanna Democrat 1834 (June only) Published on Wednesday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA By ______ & W. SCHMOELE PAPERS MISSING FROM 1 JANUARY 1834 – 4 JUNE 1834 11 June 1834 New Series #35 Whole No. 1279 Died – The body of Collins MILLER, one of the four seamen recently drowned…

1835 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1835) Published on Wednesday, Wilkesbarre, PA By Asher M. WRIGHT and John ATHERHOLT 7 Jan. 1835 Died – Capt. Beekman V. HOFFMAN died a few days since at Jamaica, L. I., a distinguished officer in the US Navy. NY Daily Adv. A Democratic Meeting was…

1836 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1836) Published on Wednesday, Wilkesbarre, PA By John ATHERHOLT 6 Jan. 1836 Curing Hams – Recipe Married – On the 31st ult., by Rev. J. M. SNYDER, Ira MARCY to Miss Mary Ann TEETOR, all of Wilkesbarre Married – On the 31st ult., in Providence…

1837 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER & DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1837) BY H. WEBB PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA Terms of Publication  Printed and published weekly at Two Dollars per annum, payable in advance; or if not paid within the year Two Fifty, exclusive of Postage. Postage on papers sent by Post riders and…

1838 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

REPUBLICAN FARMER & DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL 1838 BY S. P. COLLINS PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA If you are searching for a particular name on this page, you can use the “Find” feature in your “Edit” menu on either Internet Explorer or Netscape. If you are using AOL, the command in…

1839 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal

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…

1862 Draft List (October)

Draft List October 1862 Wyoming Republican, 22 October 1862 The Draft was held 16th October 1862 at the Court House, Tunkhannock for 9 months service: North Branch Democrat, 22 October 1862 [differences] Braintrim: Wm. A. Lee C. F. Lake Wm. B. Lacey Martin Keeney Henry Platt Frederick Arnold Philip Thomas…

1863 Draft List (September)

Draft List September 1863 Wyoming Republican, 30 September 1863 The Draft was held 22 September 1863, at Troy, Bradford County: North Branch Democrat, 23 September 1863 [any differences] Braintrim: Henry Platt James M. Robinson Danl.Schermerhorn [Danl. Schemerhorn] Geo. B. Camp Elizer D. Sloat Jarvis Benjamin J. Ross Rahn N. Wells…

1864 Draft List (December)

Draft List December 1864 Wyoming Republican 14 December 1864 The Draft was held 9 December 1864: North Branch Democrat, 14 December 1864 [any differences] Braintrim: E. J. Keeney [W. J. Keeney] H. S. Stansbury J. J. Seymour H. E. Sturdevant David Coon Commin Deeman Albert G. Overfield Jas. M. Robinson…

1864 Draft List (June)

Draft List June 1864 Wyoming Republican 15 June 1864 The Draft was held 7 June 1864: OD = over drawn  (See note at bottom ~ed.) North Branch Democrat, 15 June 1864 [any differences] no over drawn listed Braintrim: Peter Myers Ira J. Sturdevant Benj. E. Wakeman (OD) Clinton: James N.…

1864 Draft List (September)

Draft List September 1864 Wyoming Republican 5 October 1864 The Draft was held 29 September 1864: North Branch Democrat, 5 October 1864 [any differences] Braintrim: John B. Edwards J. A. Rought Jos. Fox Jas. B. Sturdevant A. J. Slocum Jas. J. Dexter Samuel H. Osburn Leon Smith Geo. E. Taylor…

1865 Draft List (April)

Draft List April 1865 North Branch Democrat, 19 April 1865 The Draft was held 10 April 1865: No draft was made for the Townships of Nicholson, Clinton and Braintrim, their respective quotas having been filled by volunteers. The Wyoming Republican did not publish this draft list in their paper. Eaton:…