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From NY State Resources
Part 11

Clyde Bandstand

NEW 1/8/16   From the Universal [Portland Cement Company] Bulletin, No. 106, March 1913, page 54

A Concrete Block Band Stand

The village of Clyde, N.Y., has a band stand which is a very good example of concrete block construction. It was built and designed by E. W. Dickie, of Clyde, for the village.

The foundations consist of 4-foot piers at the corners and in the center. A block wall has been built up between the piers and on it rests the concrete slab floor. The floor is 20 feet across and is reinforced with expanded metal. All blocks, rails, spindles, columns and caps were cast in the contractor's shop and allowed thirty days to harden before placing.

NEW 1/8/16   From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Tuesday, March 3, 1891

Trial Jurors.

Following is the list of trial jurors, drawn at the County Clerk's office, Friday, February 27th, to serve at a County Court and Court of Sessions to be held at Lyons, commencing Monday, March 16th:

Smith Carpenter, mechanic, Westbury
Edward Hulbert, farmer, Palmyra
George W. Stoddard, farmer, Pultneyville
Elisha Nivison, shoemaker, Walworth
Albert Delling blacksmith, Huron
James Lynch, farmer, Macedon
George Shuler, miller, Lyons
Charles Boeheim, cabinent maker, Lyons
D. M. Ols(?), carpenter, Wolcott
Robert Newberry, farmer, Huron
John H. Proseus, farmer, Sodus
Andrew J. Wilson, farmer, Sodus
Nathan P. Sargeant, farmer, Sodus
J. Elmer Bradley, farmer, Lyons
Walter Thornton, farmer, Sodus
W.H.H. Valentine, farmer, Rose
A. D. Smith, editor, Newark
George Dickenson, farmer, Huron
John L. Finch, farmer, Rose
Peter McOlison(?), Jr. farmer, Marion
Albert Wells, butcher, Wolcott
Evander M. Smith, farmer, Sodus
David Fitch, farmer, Wolcott
Myron H. Sargeant, farmer, Sodus
Daniel Althe_(?), merchant, Lyons
Hiram G. Clark, insurance agent, Palmyra
Oliver Aiken, farmer, Westbury
D. W. Gaylor, farmer, Marion
George H. Fox, farmer, Huron
James Miller, farmer, Butler Center
J. H. Nicholoy, liveryman, Newark
Carlton H. Helden(?), farmer, Palmyra
Horace B. Chapman, farmer, Wolcot
Josiah DeBrine, farmer, Pultneyville
Joseph Maxwell, farmer, Macedon
Theodore Whitney, Savannah

Personal Mention

Wm. Marriott, who has been residing on the Stewart farm near this village for several years, left with his family, Friday, for Mount Clemens, Michigan, where he will hereafter reside.

Spencer Humeston, a pioneer resident of this village now of Tekonsha, Michigan, writes that Mrs. Arza Lewis, another pioneer resident of this village, whose husband was for many years a prominent merchant here, is living at Homer, in that State, and is totally blind. Many of our old residents will remember both of the persons named.

NEW 1/8/16   From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1892

Fred Dussler left Monday for his home in Frankton, Ind. He was accompanied by Miss Jane Horton who will make her future home with Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Blodgett of that place.

A. B. Diefendorf, of Lansingburg, has been in Clyde this week, delivering the bird's-eye views of the village.

NEW 1/8/16   From the Savannah Times, unknown date, 1906

Sylvia, widow of Stephen Sprague, is the oldest native resident of Savannah. Except two years, the 85 years of her life have been spent in this town, on the farm where she now lives. The farm has been in the possession of her family since 1813, or nearly a hundred years. Mrs. Sprague lives with her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Harwood, and retains her mental and physical faculties in a remarkable degree.

NEW 1/8/16   From The Automobile Journal, Volume 32, 1912, page 102.

The Sodus Motorcycle Club was recently organized in Sodus, N.Y., and has a membership of 12. The officers are: President, W. H. Powell; secretary, C. K. Knapp; treasurer, W. A. Northrup; captain, F. H. Turner. The club's first run was to Rochester and return, a distance of 102 miles.

NEW 1/8/16   From the Savannah Times, unknown date in early February 1909

Advertised Letters

List of letters remaining uncalled for in the postoffice at Savannah, N. Y. February 1, 1909.

One letter for Geo. Bogart, A. C. Bros., Mrs. Irene Gray, Joseph Seely, Mr. De Rerme (?), one postal for W. E. Joint, Mr. A. Gordon.

Persons calling for above letters, please say "advertised."
T. C. WETHEY, Postmaster.

NEW 1/8/16   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle,Tuesday, May 22, 1894

Following is a complete list of the members of the class of '94, which will graduate from Palmyra classical union school: Olive Corning, Mary Bowman, Sarah Harrison, Mable Kent, Sadie Tuttle, Lillian Pannell, Hattie Fish, Clara Sawyer, Major Gage, Frederick Cleveland, Pliny Riggs, Harry Nelson, William Cavanaugh, Charles Clark, Pliny Smith, Anthony Hornsby, Loren Cook, William Corning, Daniel Spier, Edward Fisher, Lewis Conant. The class has elected M. W. Gage, president; Miss Olive corning, first vice-presdent; Charles R. Clark, secretary; Sarah Harrison, treasurer; Pliny Smith, valedicitorian; Fred A. Cleveland, salutatorian.

NEW 1/8/16   From The Engineering Record, Vol. 43, No. 16, April 20, 1901, page 385

Newark, N.Y. - The Newark Electric Ry. Co. has been incorporated, with a capital of $50,000, to operated a 5-mile electric road from the N. Y. Central and West Shore railroads to and through the village. Chas. A. Lux, of Clyde, N.Y., is one of the incorporators.

NEW 1/8/16   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, May 2, 1905


Rose, May 1- A white robin has made its appearance for the second season on the farm of George Southerland, near Clyde. The lower part of its wings is of the usual color, its beak is spotted with red, which the rest of its plumage is pure white. It mates with the common robin and is a very beautiful bird.

NEW 5/3/14   From the Oswego Daily Times, Saturday, September 1, 1894

Wayne County News.

The officers of the Wayne County Veteran Soldiers' and Sailors' association for the ensuing year are: President, Col. Anson S. Wood, Wolcott; secretary, James A. Merrill, Wolcott; quartermaster, Charles L. Tassell, Marion; adjutant, Charles E. Fitch, Butler; vice-presidents, Rufus Smith, Arcadia; Even W. Newberry, Butler; Alonzo Young, Galen; Nathan Bullock, Huron; Homer C. Dunn, Lyons; C. C. Potter, Marion; O. C. Lapham, Macedon; Orrin Carey, Ontario; H. G. Clark, Palmyra; Asher W. Seager, Rose; Andrew S. Hall, Savannah; C. M. Clapp, Sodus; W. H. Vandermillion, Williamson; B. J. Worden, Wolcott.

NEW 5/3/14   From The Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date in 1835

In Pursuance of an order of Lyman Sherwood, Surrogate of the county of Wayne, all persons baring (sic) claims against Sumner Chapman, deceased, are hereby required to exhibit the same, together with the vouchers thereof, to Loami Beadle, administrator of the said deceased, at his dwelling house in the town of Galen, in said county, on or before the second Monday of September next, or they will loose (sic) the benefit of the Estate in such case made and provided. - Dated, February 29, 1834.
NANCY CHAPMAN, Administratrix, LOAMI BEADLE, Administrator.

NEW 5/3/14   From the Syracuse Journal, Saturday, June 14, 1919


Wolcott, June 14- A decoration and memorial service will be held Sunday evening for the boys of this township who made the supreme sacrifice in France and died in camp, at Leavenworth Cemetery. The graves of Hugh Conway, Lafayette Du Vall and Willard Raynor will be decorated and flowers will be scattered for Lawrence Gunger, Carl Olmstead, Leon Seward and Pearley Jacobs. The address will be given by Lieut. Fay Tanner, who recently returned from France. The Rev. F. W. Kneeland, the Rev. H. B. Reddick and the Rev. Duncan Salmond will also assist in the services.

NEW 5/3/14   From The Lyons Republican, Friday, December 6, 1912

George Robinson, one of Huron's well known farmers, was in Lyons Saturday attending court and while waiting for a car dropped into The Republican office. Mr. Robinson is a deaf mute, and was educated at a school in Rochester. He reads the papers and keeps well posted on the affairs of the day. We enjoyed our little visit with him, it being the second we have ever carried on with pencil and pad, and we will be glad to see him again. The fact that he was over here getting a divorce from his wife made him feel in an unusually happy strain. From what he told us he was married to an Alton girl when he was eighteen years old, and then she left him and he told us that he had learned that she had been married at least three times since. All of her men are said to be living. Mr. Robinson says that if he has anything to feel good over so far as the marriage are concerned, it is that he is husband No. 1. Mr. Robinson's father owns two farms, one in the town of Huron and the other in Butler, and he works and lives on the Huron farm.

A lineage on notes that George Allen Robinson, born Aug. 22, 1878, married in 1897 to Jennie Haver.

1900 census Town of Huron - George A. Robinson, farm laborer, rents home, age 21, b. Aug. 1878 in NY; Jennie Robinson, age 26, b. Oct. 1873 in NY, married 3 years, 1 child, 1 living; "Clarance" J. Robinson, age 1, b. Oct. 1898 in NY. 1910 census Town of Huron - Allen Robinson, age 63, widowed twice, general farmer; George A. Robinson, age 31, son, married once, 12 years, farm hand, home farm; Ida Mable Robinson, age 17, daughter; Maria Mitchell, age 69, sister-in-law, single; Calvin Mitchell, age 64, brother-in-law, widower, traveling salesman. George's WWI Draft Registration states that he resided in Wolcott, Wayne Co., was proprietor of a farm in Huron Wayne Co., was age 40, born Aug. 22, 1878, was tall and of medium build, and was a "deaf mute." His personal contact was Miss Ida Mable Robinson, of Wolcott. In the 1920 census of Huron, George A. Robinson, age 41, and divorced, was a farmer, freely owned a general farm, and was an employer. Residing with him was a boarder, 55-year-old Ezra Hawley. Mr. Hawley was single, born in Canada, had emigrated in 1899, was an alien, and worked for wages as a teamster on the State Road. In the 1930 census of Huron, George, age 51, was remarried to Hazel, age 37. His age at first marriage was 18, and hers was 32. His property / grain farm, was valued at $6,000 and he was an employer.

NEW 5/3/14   From The Lyons Republican, Friday, December 6, 1912

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shepard Tuesday morning, a daughter. The babe has been named Katherine CeCelia.

Mrs. Mary Henneberg, who some little time ago went to Amsterdam to live with her daughter, has returned to Lyons.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Compson and daughter Gertrude spent Thanksgiving at the home of Mrs. Compson's parents at Ensenore, N. Y.

Miss Cecil Jenkins resumed her studies at Syracuse University this week after spending the vacation with her sister, Mrs. Fred C. Peer.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harkness and daughter Eloise who recently removed from this village to Newark have now taken up their residence in Penn Yan.

J. A. Barclay, formerly of Lyons, who for many years has conducted a real estate and insurance agency at Sioux City, Iowa, has gone to Florida to spend the winter.

Miss Marjorie Baltzel returned to the Mechanics Institute at Rochester this week.

William Barber, who has worked for Rinaldo Vanderbilt for the past five years, has gone to his home at Laceyville, Pa., for a visit. He will return shortly to enter upon another year with Mr. Vanderbilt.

Mrs. V. H. Sweeting has returned from Morgantown, W. Va. where she has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. W. Seward Weeks. Lieutenant and Mrs. Weeks will soon remove to Omaha, Nebraska.

Miss Rose Smith, the fourteen-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith of North Lyons, was operated on Monday at the General Hospital at Rochester, for appendicitis. Dr. T. A. Killips of this village performed the operation.

Fred Stoltz and William Witt went to Sodus Point Tuesday and returned with over four hundred pounds of fish - greenbacks and whitefish - fresh from the nets, which are being disposed of at 5 cents a pound by state fishermen employed by the hatcheries to secure spawn.

William E. Townsend, formerly of Penn Yan and Owego, and an iceman from A to Z, has purchased Mr. Westcott's interest in the ice business heretofore conducted under the name of Westcott & Smith, and the firm will be known from now on as Townsend & Smith.

Lutheran Teachers Elect Officers

Wednesday evening the Teachers Association of the Broad Street Lutheran church held their annual banquet. About forty-five were present. Following the banquet officers were elected: Superintendent, Hartwig D. Ungerer; Assistant, George S. Miller; secretary, Miss Agnes A. Pohl; treasurer, George B. Gucker; librarian, Ora E. Burghdorf; assistant librarians, Chas. Clouse, MIlton Gansz and Martin Young; organist, Miss Agnes A. Pohl; assistant, Miss Elizabeth Schwab.

Mrs. C. J. Hovey, who makes her home here and with her son, Alfred Hovey in Wolcott, left Monday to spend the winter with another son, George Hovey at Biloxi, MIssissippi. The son came north on business and arrived in Lyons Sunday and left with his mother the following day. Mrs. Hovey is 82 years old but is as hald and hearty as many women half her age. She enjoys life and is good company. Two years ago she made this southern visit and she thought that her age would prevent her going again, but she is as young now as she was then and left Lyons for the long,and what may rightly be termed, tiresom trip feeling in the best of spirits and looking forward with pleasure ot an enjoyable winter.

County Superintendent of Highways William G. Sisson was in the eastern and central part of the state the last three day sof last week on highway business. He consulted with his superiors in Albany and at district headquarters in Syracuse. On his return he visited relatives at his old home in Elbridge.

NEW 4/25/11  From The Newark Union, Saturday, January 12, 1907, page 3

Surrogate's Court.

Only two matters came before Judge Sawyer in Surrogate Court Monday. The will of John Colvin, who died at Marion in November, 1906, was admitted to probate and letters issued to Marenus Colvin, named in the will as executor. The property, which is valued at $3,000, is left absolutely to Minnie M. Colvin, the wife of the decedent.

In the matter of the disposition of the real property of George Shepard, late of Galen, the petition of Clara A. Shepard, a daughter, that a part of certain money belonging to her father's estate which had been deposited with the court, be paid over to her for her support, was granted.


Mrs. Horace Welch is in quite poor health.

Mrs. Lucy Brownell, of Despatch, is visiting at Horace Welch's.

Miss Minnie Carll has been suffering from the grippe.

Miss Ruby Riggs celebrated her sixth birthday anniversary Wednesday by giving a party to a hew of her young friends.

Elvin Gale has been quite sick of late. He is attended by Dr. Lockhart, of South Sodus.


Mr. Shore died Friday morning. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday morning and the remains were taken to Moravia for burial.

North Rose.

The North Rose Grange elected the following officers last Saturday: Master, E. W. Catchpole; overseer, William Cole; steward, Charles Cole; assistant steward, Edward Smith; lady assistant steward, Mrs. Charles Cole; chaplain, Charles Oaks; treasurer, William Shear; secretary, George Catchpole; gatekeeper, William Sidler; Ceres, Mrs. William Cole; Pomona, William Shear; Flora, William Sidler; trustee, Bert Oaks.

Ralph Smith is ill with lung trouble. Dr. Bradshaw is attending him.

Mabel Hannes is seriously ill with spinal fever.

Allan Proseus has gone to Pennsylvania, where he will spend the winter.

NEW 4/25/11  From the Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, April 10, 1889

Fred R. Engert, one of Marion's residents, will make Palmyra his future home. We are pleased to welcome Fred to our village, and we would like to see many more of his stamp locate here.

Rev. L. M. Clarke, of the Presbyterian Church of Wolcott, preached his last sermon in that church Sunday evening, before leaving for Syracuse, where he has been called to occupy the pulpit of the Rock Street Presbyterian Church. Mr. Clarke's resignation is regretted by the people of Wolcott regardless of church affiliations.

Port Gibson (Ontario County)

At the annual meeting for the election of officers of the M. E. Sunday school, held at the church on Monday afternoon, April 1st. The following were duly elected: For Supt., G. W. Beal; Asst. Supt., John McClelland; Secy., Grace Wilson; Treas., Frank Herman; Chorister, Otis Bird; Organist, Nellie Terry.

A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Henry April 1st. Weight nine pounds.

Frank W. Throop has returned to his studies at Cornell after a brief vacation, which he spent with his parents, near this village.

Frank Wilson, of Rochester was home over Sunday. Miss Ada B. Parker is home on a short vacation from Syracuse University.

NEW 4/25/11  from The Palmyra Courier, Friday, January 24, 1890

Mr. W. S. Rowley, formerly employed in this office, has secured a compositor's position in the Government printing office at Washington, through the courtesy of Congressman John Raines. We congratulate Mr. Rowley on his good luck, which he certainly deserved. He will enter upon his duties on Monday, February 3rd.

Mr. Geo. W. Wheeler, the Superintendent of our village cemetery, has submitted his report to the Board of Trustees. The total number of interments for the year 1889 was 85, of which 38 were males and 37 females. There were twenty more burials in 1888 than in 1889. Mr. Wheeler closes his report by saying that the cemetery is in excellent order, and that many fine monuments have ben erected therein during the past year.

John S. Dean, of Marion, has gone to Hot Springs, N.C., with H. G. Clark, of Palmyra, with the hope of improving his health.

Major James Franklin Fitts, the well known soldier, novelist and lawyer, died suddenly at his home at Lockport on Sunday last, of heart disease.

Mrs. Mary Cook of Savannah is one of the oldest and sprightliest of the inhabitants of Wayne county. She is 93 years of age, but wears her years remarkably well.

There are three candidates for the Newark postoffice in the field: W. H. Nicholoy, T. D. Prescott and Ed. Richmond. Each of them has strong backing and each is excellently qualified.

One hundred and fifty guests convened at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Fredenburgh, Jan. 10th, to unite with them in celebrating the fortieth anniversary of their wedding. The occasion was a very enjoyable one- all had a good time. The young ladies having charge of refreshments did themselves much honor in the prompt and able manner with which they served the guests.

NEW 4/25/11  From the Wayne County Alliance, Wednesday, June 14, 1893

The tenth annual convention of the Baptist Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of Wayne Co. met in Palmyra last Friday week. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Rufus Smith, of Palmyra; Vice-President, Mrs. Amos Naylor, of Lyons; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. M. I. Greenwood, of Newark; Directress of Home Missions, Mrs. E. R. Andrews, of Sodus.

At the Wayne Co. Sunday-School Association held in Williamson, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, F. H. Closs, of Rose; 1st Vice-President, R. M. Cheetham, of Williamson; 2nd Vice-President, T. J. Bussy, of Marion; 3rd Vice-President, H.(?) P. Knowles, of Palmyra; 4th Vice-President, G. E. Barns, of Alton; 5th Vice-President, A. Hawley/Hurley(?), of North Wolcott; Secretary, E. H. Clark, of East Palmyra; Treasurer, C. N. Stearns, of Marion; Ex.-Com., R. N. Backus, of Palmyra; J. W. ___ of Clyde, A.J. Barber, of Sodus; Rev. M. VanDorn, of Pultneyville, F. Whitcomb, of Ontario; Mission-Aid Secretary, Mrs. Hiram Coggswell, of Williamson.

Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Gaylord celebrated the tenth anniversary of their wedding yesterday, by a family picnic at Sprong's Bluff.

L. Hosea Clark graduates form Cornell University to-morrow (Thursday). Miss Margaret L. Clark will attend the exercieses.

David Knight attended the reunion of the 8th N.Y. Cavalry, in Rochester, Friday. During the day they took a trip to Manitou Beach.

The following are the names of the class confirmed in St. Luke's Church, Sodus Center, at the recent visitation of Bishp Coxe: Misses Flora Rowena Yackel, Clara Bell Yackel, Maude May Peeler, Effie F. Smith, L. Dorn Liddle, Harriet Holmes Hopkins, and Charles M. Lent.

NEW 4/25/11  From the Supplement to the Phelps Citizen, Thursday, October 18, 1923


Donald Bennett, of New York City, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bennett.

Mr. and Mrs. John VanHee spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs. H. C. Mead, of Penfield.

Ralph Bennett has entered Chicago University, where he will take a two years course in science.

Ontario Briefs.

The following were nominated on the Republican ticket at the recent caucus in this village; Supervisor, Floyd Gates; town clerk, J. P. Kohlman; justices of the peace, Thomas Foley, George Church, Frank Pratt; assessor, Glen Cone, John Fisher; superintendent of highways, Ira Norton; collector, Frank Mothrope; overseer of the pooor, F. C. Thompson; constables, Fred Hamlin, Albert Blythe, Edward Schillman, Fred Barnhart, Finley Finkle; school director, Wilbur Palmer.

The Democratic caucus was held at Ontario Centre last week with the following nominations; Supervisor, Dr. J. Selden Brandt; town clerk, William J. Kelley; justices of the peace, George Chapman, R. Wilbur Palme; assessors, Glen Trimble, David Porrey; superintendent of highways, John J. Thompson; collector, Spencer R. Verdow; overseer of the poor, Fred H. Lebbert; constables, Peter Clair, Frank Klelm, Joseph Clark, John Riker; school director, William Johns.

Mrs. Albert Verdow is the guest of her sister, Mrs. D. R. Borland, in Sea Breeze.

Mrs. R. O. Whitney has been entertaining her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Rounds, of Mannsville.

Elmer Verdow has secured a position as bookkeeper in Rochester and he and Mrs. Verdow have moved to that city.

Dr. and Mrs. U.S. Brandt have had as their guest for the past few days their niece, Miss Louise Dorntee, of Boston, Mass. She accompanied her father's remains to Ontario Centre.

St. Mary's Church Catholic Cemetery
Town of Ontario
Dorntee, George W., born 1853, died 1923
Dorntee, Jennie E. Maher, born 1858, died 1931

Scott Ransley, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Ransley, of Ontario Centre, left New York last week bound for England. He had accepted a position as cook on an outgoing vessel.

Mrs. J. L. Transue and son, Judson, and Mrs. Lola Kelsey, of Flint, Michigan, have been guests during the past week at the home of Mrs. Transue's brother, Harley Gage.

West Walworth.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeling entertained their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Freeling, of East Palmyra, Sunday.

Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Youngs and family, of Fairport, were visitors at the home of Mrs. Youngs' father, Henry Druschell, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Clark, of Rochester, were callers at the home of his father, Ed Clark, Sr., Saturday.

Lyons News.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Doubleday are planning to return to Jamaica about November 1. Mr. Doubleday has been a United States Consular Agent there but has been home for two years. Last winter Mr. and Mrs. Doubleday spent in Florida.

Mrs. Charles G. Zimmerlin was called to Detroit last week to the bedside of her son, Franz Zimmerlin, who has been critically ill with typhoid fever. The latest report is that he is now improving. Mr. Zimmerlin is head chemist for the Rickenbacker Motor Company.

The pipe organ which is being installed in St. Michael's Church is nearing completion and should be ready for use in another week. A committee of young women of the church has been named to solicit donations from members of the congregation to defray the cost of the organ. The committee consists of Miss Agnes O'Malley, Miss Margaret Lally, Mrs. Michael Gross, Miss Katherine Classey, Miss Clara Knittel, Mrs. Christine Ellis, Miss Katherine O'Keefe, Mrs. Frederick Gucker and Miss Clara Schneible.

East Palmyra.

At the funeral of Willard Pullman last week there were nine persons who attended school at District No. 7, sixty years ago: Mrs. Lon Gurnee, of Port Gibson; Mrs. Emma Benton Sanford, of Phelps; Mrs. Jerome Feller, MIss Helen Hathaway, Mrs. Alice Beal, Mrs. Henry Cook, Mrs. Elthea Clark, of East Palmyra; Mrs. Willard Pulman and Edwin Clark, of Newark.

The superintendent of our cemetery reported at the annual meeting that there had been twelve burials within the past year: Adam Frey, William Chapman, Adam Zeigler, Joseph DeFries, Mrs. David Gamble, Mrs. Eleanor DePuyt, Mrs. Lucy Ann Jagger, Mrs. Ruth Hyde, Christopher Belty, Adelbert Beal, Willard Pullman and infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert NoDecker.

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pyatt were guests of their niece, Mrs. Anna Avery and family, at Lyons, Sunday.


The marriage of Miss Amelia M. Scherbyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Scherbyn, of PHelps, and Mr. Bernard S. Cooper, of Newark, occurred October 11, at St. Francis Church, in Phelps, Rev. Edward B. Simpson performing the ceremony.

The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Rose DeRuyter, of Phelps, and the best man was George Scherbyn. John Cleary, of Newark, and Peter Scherbyn, of Phelps, were ushers.

vocal selections were sung by Mrs. Edward F. Needham, soloist, of Phelps, and the wedding music was played by Anna M. Keefe, organist at St. Francis.

Following the ceremony at the church, a wedding breakfast was served to thirty relatives and friends at the home of the bride's parents. Twelve were seated at the bride's table which was featured with a unique pyramid cake, skillfully treated by the bride's mother.

After a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper will reside at Newark.

Social events given in honor of the bride were a linen shower by Mrs. Andrew Scherbyn, a kitchen shower by Miss Rose DeRuyter and a grocery shower by Mrs. Albert Webber and Mary Wievell, at Lyons.

NEW 3/17/11  From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date between January 20 & January 31, 1890.

NOTICE to Creditors to Produce Claims - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Ezra A. Edgett, late of Arcadia, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to E. K. Burnham, one of the executors of the said deceased, at his office in Newark, N.Y., on or before the 25th day of January, A.D. 1890.- Dated August 20, 1889.
E. K. BURNHAM, Executor.

NEW 3/16/11   From the Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date in October 1834. This is a best effort transcription.

A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, at Newark, Wayne county, N.Y. October 1, 1834.

Anson Alanson
Archer Asa
Alworth Henriette M.
Adams James
Allen Elizabeth
Baily Daniel A.
Bently Enos
Barrett Benjamin G.
Brisie Sarah
Baldwin Justice
Braynard Caroline
Clark Maria
Corwin John
Corler John
Cronise Henry
Carpenter Orin
Chittenden Daniel
Crin James
Cornwall Sabina
Clark Samuel
Dubois Abraham
Doane Artemas Dr.
Drum John Z.
Drum William
Douglass Alex Capt.
Eaton Phineas D.
Edwards Oliver
Edmonston A. L. esq.
Emery William
Freese Simonian (sic)
Field Robert R.
Frost Isaac
Galloway Milo - 2
Green Joseph
Glidden (?) Benjamin T.
Gormerly Michael
Gage Mr.
Gaewly (?) Marget (?)
Huntington Alonzo esq.
Haggerman George
Huntington George W.
Hinsdale Charles O.
Halsted Betsey
Hollister Henry L.
Hastings J. M.
Harder John
Howlad (sic) John
Hildreth Samuel - 2
Hicks George
Hicks Richard
Hartley William
Harris Amelia/ A___tia (?) Mrs.
Hickey George P.
Jacobus Peter
Johnson Hannah
Kipp Peter
Lampson Albert G.
Losee Margaret
Lambright Susan
Melius Conrad W.
Miles F.
Moore Timothy
McHenry Thomas
Olmsbury Betsey Mrs.
Partridge Theodore esq.
Pulver Peter J.
Power John
Proctor Asa Capt.
Pond Erastus O.
Parkhurst Aaron
Row Margaret Mrs.
Spear John C. - 2
Smith P. O. N.
Skinner George R.
Smith Philip V. N.
Shepherd Daniel
Shofelt John J.
Simmons Jones/James (?)
Sisson (?) Herman
Smith Wm. H.
Sterling Lorentz
Spaulding Samuel
Smith Catharine Mrs.
Tracy S. R.
Trobridge (sic) Orrin
Tibbitts Caleb P. - 2
Taylor, John esq.
Trost Augustus
Tuckrider (?) Wealthy
T___ (?) Willerd
Valentine Mrs.
Van Vaulkenburgh Richard
Vanderpool C___ (?)
Vanallen Peter esq.
Vanostrand John
Vannest John
Williams Fletcher
Woodward Elisha
Whitney Mrs.
Woolf___ (?) Andrew
Williams John
Winters Mary Mrs.
Wing David
Wiltsey Andrew S./B.(?)

In pursuance of an order of Lyman Sherwood, surrogate of the county of Wayne, all persons having claims against James C. Van Voorhies, late of the town of Lyons in the county of Wayne, deceased, are hereby required to exhibit the same, together with the vouchers thereof, to William Voorhies one of the administrators of the estate of the said deceased, at the dwelling house of the said William Voorhies, in Lyons, aforesaid, on or before the thirteenth day of October next, or they will lose the benefit of the statute in such ease made and provided. - Dated, April 9, 1834.
[NOTE: surnames exactly as spelled in the paper.]

WAYNE COUNTY, S.S. PUBLIC Notice is hereby given, that all persons interested in the estate of Thomas Hutchinson, late of the town of Arcadia, in the county of Wayne, deceased, are directed to appear before Lyman Sherwood, Surrogate of the said county, at his office in the town of Arcadia, in the county of Wayne, on the sixth day of October next, at ten oclock in the forenoon, to shew cause why authority should not be given to Leonard P. Hutchinson and Theodore Partridge, administrators of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, to mortgage, lease, or sell, so much of the real estate of the said deceased, as shall be necessary to pay his debts. - Dated the eighteenth day of August, 1834.


RAN AWAY from the subscriber on the 18th inst., a bound apprentice, by the name of John W. Rannie (?). All persons are forbid harboring or trusting him on my account, as I will pay no debts of his contracting.
Lyons, May 23, 1834.

NEW 3/16/11   From the Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date in July 1833. This pertains to the Village of Sodus, and is a best effort transcription.

From Walter Henry Green's 1947 history of Sodus:
"Historians vaguely have mentioned that Sodus Village originally was called East Ridge. Undoubtedly it received that name in 1812 and it was on December 17, 1833 that the name was changed to Sodus."

List of Letters, remaining in the Post Office at East Ridge, N.Y. July 1, 1833.

J. Arne
Phebe Avery
Nancy Andrews
Nathan Arnold
Jane Bates
John Cox
Ann Clemens
Jonathan Clemens
Jasin (sic) Collar
Elizabeth Collins
Hiram Collins
Lavina Collins
Clark & Tillotson
Thomas Davidson
John Darlin (sic) Jun.
Daniel Edwards
Lelly H. Gifford
Elihu Granger Jun.
Simeon Graham
Elihu Granger 2d
John Hammond
Luton K. Hyde
Thomas Hopkins
Robert Harmsley
Hannah Jaquith
Lyman King
Mary Ladue
J. T. Mudge
William Orton Jun.
David J. Pulver
Henry B. Perce
David H. Pease
Robert Pollock
Lyman Roys
Orrin W. Seely
Mary Snow
Col. William Stone
Lewis Sage
Jacob Smith
Luther Sherman
Horris (sic) Stratton
Enos Turner Esq.
Joseph Tikham
Adam Tinklepaugh
Lewis Tillotson
Amanda Tallmadge
John N. T. Tucker
John Teter
John M. Utter
Josiah White
Charles Whiting
John R. or Urana Walker
Amos Wilber
H. Woodworth
Lawrence Vosburgh

NEW 3/16/11   From the Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date in January 1836. This is a best effort transcription.

A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Sodus, Wayne county N.Y. January 1, 1836.

Betts Samuel
Bell Kitchell
Beane John
Blair Samuel
Baker Mary
Bennett Thomas
Brane John S. - 2
Corey Alanson
Clark William
Clemons Franklin
Cagwin James
Chapman Rev. J.
Dickerson Angenella
Davidson Mary T.
Dann/Dunn (?) Thomas
Delano William
Demorest Jacob
Dunning Lyman
Dekay Morris
Eadus/Eades (?) Mr.
Fargo John C.
Frisbaw Anna
Felshaw Samuel
Gould Worthy L.
Granger Gains (sic)
Graves Nelson
Gates Elizabeth
Grimes William
Graham Henry
Hewson Stephenson
Haden Erastus
Hunt Gideon
Heuns (?) David
Hopkins James Senior
Knott/Knett (?) Oliver B.
Kinne Joshua
Kinney Elder
Light Elder
Mansfield David
Miller Adam
M'Intosh (?) Grigory (sic)
Morse Samuel L.
M'Alpine Daniel
Newel Byington
O'Bryan John
Osborn Benjamin
Pierce Henry - 2
Pollock Joseph
Powell Howell R.
Purdy Isaac
Pierce Henry B.
Pulver David Jr.
Polhamus Theodorne (sic)
Reed Phillip
Reeve Charles W. - 2
Roggers (sic) James H.
Restor/Rector (?) Mary Ann
Rice Reuben C.
Reed William
Robinson Harry
Seely Emma
Southwick Lucius
Scott John jr.
Stebbins Daniel
Squires Calista
Torry/Torey (?) David
Tinckelpagh (sic) Michael
Taylor Othniel
Thompson Jeremiah - 2
Torrey Reuben
Weaver Jacob
Warren Gardner
Willy Susan B.
Wrector (sic) David
Walling William - 2
Wilcox William
Wilbur Anson
Walling James

A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Lyons, Wayne county N.Y. January 1, 1836.

Agett James
Ashley James
Baker James
Bristol Asa
Barcley Peter
Barnett (?) Hannah
Brown Dennis
Burch Benjamin
Brown Elizabeth
Barrick John
Brown Wm.
Baker Betsey
Barnum Austin
Bonney Barnabas - 2
Beedle Thomas
Brown Ephraim
Brearley George
Cronize (sic) Henry
Clous Michael
Cole W.
Culwell John
Crool (?) Geo.
Clark N.
Clark C.
Clary Baron B.
Curtiss Harriet
Covert Margaret
Carmony Philip
Closs Roda (sic) Ann
Caul(?) Jacob
Cole David F.
Dennis Benjamin
Delling John
Doolittle Lyman
Daniel Samuel
Dickerson H. G.
Darby John
Drake L. S.
Douglass William
Dorsey Eleanor
Dorsey Thomas E.
Edwards John
Ellis George
Ellis Laura E.
Ford Elizabeth
Furguson Abraham
Friant Cornelius
Fletcher Thomas
Gray Elmina
Grinnel Abbe ot (sic)
Gordon Samuel
Gardner Gillet (sic)
Griswold Rachel
Graham Sabrina
Gillet (sic) Isaac
Goewey Daniel P.
Hunt R. B.
Holmes Russel
Hartman Lewis
Holmes E. H.
Hor (sic) Ann
Hurley Samuel
Hinckley Maria F./P. (?)
Hesler/Hosler/Healer (?) Jacob
Hawag (?) Lewca
Hanchet Harvey
Herrick Eli
Huls Richard
Hyde J.
Halsted M. L.
Haskins Leander
Houghton Daniel
Jenks Stephen
Jennings Abram
Kilpatrick Joseph
Kieth Frederick
Little Samuel
Lamson Jonathan
Loomis Sabrina
Luke Lydia
Myers Joshua
McGowan Wm.
Mead W. W.
Miller Theodore
Moore Zacariah
McDowel John
Miller Susan
Mills Wm.
Ostrander Tobias - 2
Olvert Samuel
Powell Elizabeth
Peterson David
Parsons Silas C. - 3
Parsons S.
Paine Ann E.
Paine Eliza
Pimhart (?) George
Robertson William
Reed Polly
Ricken Richard
Rowland Harry C.
Rindge Erastus
Rowland Calvin
Roe/Rice (?) Mary
Rupp Barney
Rogers Sally
Roods Hiram
Sloone (sic) Saml. J.
Shaw Gilbert
Selleck Mary A.
Sutton R. B.
Short Catharine
Shaw Rowena P.
Shields and Stanton
Smith F. H.
Smith Warren A.
Trim Ebenezer
Tyler Jane E.
Thompson Phebe
Talmadge John J.
Tull C.
Thornton James M.
Thornton Elisha
Vanderbelt Messrs.
Vandercook Michael
Wells Ananias - 2
Watrous Mahaly
Wood William
Wrippley Whitman
Waterbury William
White Carolina N.
Wessels Poly (sic)
Welch Eraspus - 2
Whiting Mrs. Widow
Wood Lynus
Wilson Yat (?)
Wheelock David A.
Watrous Ezra C.
Yale C.
Young Stephen
Youngs Ira

NEW 3/16/11   From the Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date in January 1832. This is a best effort transcription.

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Palmyra, Wayne county N.Y. January 1, 1832.

Angell Jeremiah
Aldrich Lucin
Anthony James
Acker Samuel
Applegate William
Birdsall Zephaniah
Baldwin Thomas P.
Begellow Fancy
Bradish Calvin Jr.
Bromfield Abraham
Baker Norman
Brown Charles B.
Bard John
Beals Alpheus
Barns Caleb
Baker Mary Ann
Burton Freeman
Beebe Ruth
Briggs Rachael
Bunnel Mr.
Chapman Wm. Mrs. - 2
Crandell John
Cutter Ahdilla (?) Miss
Carter John
Carpenter Isaac S.
Culver George
Condit Melita A.
Carrier John
Cobb Harvey
Coe Joseph
Coy Josiah C.
Cochran Samuel
Comstock Daniel O.
Chase Durfy
Cole Joseph S.
Cuyler George W.
Daniels Nathan
Dewey Melinda
Daniels Amariah
Darby Ephraim J.
Dewey Richard
Durfee Isaac Doct.
Everett Sam'l
Ely Linus Doct.
Elsworth Michael
Easterly P.
Foster C.J.(?)
Fowler Josiah
Forbs (sic) Charlotte
Fisher John J.
Fairbanks Ira Rev.
Finley Alexander - 2
Foster Eliza
Frankenberger John Mrs.
Fenton J.S.
Grandin P.
Grandin E. B.
Garriot/Garrett (?) Edward
Grow Ambrose
Gohear Tomas
Gibbs Eliza M.
Goerney Thomas W.
Hickox the Rev. B. H.
Horton S. T.
Hurlbut Jon.
Hawthorne Thomas
Hicks Clery
Harvey Barzilla
Holmes Isaac
Hooker Jas. H.
Horton James P. - 2
Houghton Shevah (?) or Simeon
Hall/Hull (?) Sarah
Hill/Hull (?) Welcome
Huyek Katharine
Hill Ira
Haine Samuel
Hayward Wm. D.
Holmes Marcus
Hoxie Maria
Harrington Addison
Hubble (?) James Doct.
Hill/Hall (?) Martha
Henderson Elbridge
Homan Benjamin
Jagger Mr.
Jennings Asa
Jones Elizabeth
Jarvis E.
Jacobs Steven
Jerome H. K.
Kip R. W.
Lupham (sic) Ira
Lock Charles
Lee Wm.
Lilly Emily M.
Lapham Phoebe
Langdon Benjamin
Lewis Ange___
Livingston George
Lyon Esther
Lottor (?) J.
Lilly Luther
Leister Thomas L.
Lilly Mary
Lawrence Thomas - 3
Lupkin Henry
Merrill Benjamin
Mentor H. J.
McLeland Colin
McIntyre Doct. A.
Masch Eunice ELiza
Morrison Jefferson
McGinty Jas.
Mosker Charlotte
Newberry Allen
Nowton Burkley
Parmater (sic) Samuel
Penwell Joseph
Park Moses
Perry Israel
Pomeroy Francis
Peacock James - 2
Power Harriet
Prichard James - 2
Pennock Wm.
Piersons Theodore
Rogers Thos. 2nd
Russell Leander C.
Russell Luther
Rogers David
Russell Capt. Rogers Thomas 1st - 2
Rainier WIlliam
Rawson Theod. Zeno or Elihu
Russell P. P.
Rice Nathan
Robinson Cassius
Sanford David
Stryker Peter P.
Scofield Gardner
Stearns Joel Jr.
Stansbrough (sic) Samuel
Shoemaker Isaac
Smith Conway
Secor Josiah
Sickles John F.
Stanton M.
Sweet Richard
Sagre Agee
Stafford William
Stanley Catherine
Steel Allen
Tucker Doct. I.
Tomkinson Joseph
Todd A. B.
Tege (sic) Jane
Van Orman Lyman
Van Dyne Peter jr.
Van Ostrant Lucy
Van Tassell Nathan'l
Wells Henry
Whitely William
Walker Amoss (sic)
Wilbur Henry
Wells Elizabeth
Willcox Lyman
Woodworth Thomas
Willcox Joseph
Walker Hannah
White Ira
Weed Osborn
Waterman Caroline

100 Cords of HEMLOCK BARK. 50 do. OAK, do. for which the highest price will be paid, delivered immediately at my Tannery in Canandaigua.
Dec. 19, 1831.

DIED - In this village, on the 2d(?) ult. Emily Mariah, daughter of Benjamin Throop, Jr., aged ____ (illegible).
Palmyra Cemetery
Vienna Street
Throop, Emily M. - dau., Dec. 2, 1831 6m 14d

   From the Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date in January 1836. This is a best effort transcription.

A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Newark, Wayne county N.Y. January 1, 1836.

Adams James
Archer Asa
Austin Ira
Button C. S.
Bradford Alvah
Burk Isaac
Brigs (?) Sarah Ann Miss
Burkley George
Brown George Esq.
Bacon Thadeus
Barslon/Barston Julius Raymon
Brush Phebe Mrs.
Bell George Henry Esq.
Bain George
Burroughs James H.
Burst Mariah
Brown M.S.
Bailey Benjamin
Corwin Israel
Campbell Stephen E.
Clark Orange
Craty Lucy
Crandall Jane Eliza
Cook G.
Cohoon Hiram
Coleman Alanson
Daggett John
Depuyster W. A.
Dauged John
Eddy Henry
Frary Mariam
Furguson Wm.
Gaylord Lud
Green Chloe
Gensolly John
Groot Jacob P.
Galloway Milo
Goned Enock
Graves Orren W.
Hutchinson I.
Hemphill Lucy
Hollister Henry L.
Holloway D.
Hor Harriet
Hawks Frank
Hose Barnard
Hughes Mary
Hose Enos
Halsted Edwin
Hedenberg Jno O.
Husted Sackett
Harris John
Hildrith Samuel
Insley Lewis R.
Johnson John Esq.
Jessup Austin
Johnson Lucius
Kipp Peter
Keller Jacob
Kinney A. W.
Lloyd William
Latimore Robert A.
Lee Mary Ann
Lewis William
Lionmore Mariah
Knight Thomas
Loomis Jacob
Lusk Jacob P.
Metins Edward
Miller Cornelius
Margnal/Margnat Andrew
More John
Mitchell Smith
Mighells Eleazor
Merick Jeremiah
McNiel Isaac H.
Nichols Samuel
Oakley Abraham Esq.
Ostin Phineas B.
Olmsted Margaret
Olmsted Lyman
Proy Robert W.
Pitcher Henry
Pierce Warren
Peck Louisa A.
Pain Augustus
Paine Jonathan
Ringe Alfred
Rosoris John
Robinson Clara
Rish HIckson
Roxford Benj. F.
Rust Frederick
Rhode George
Riley Phebe R.
Reaves Samuel B.
Rogers A. R.
Smith Ebenezer
Stansell George
Scudder Methias
Snow Wm.
Swits Jacob
Staits (?) Zida
Seamer Lorenzo
Smith Walter L.
Sanderson Joshua
Stark John
Smith John
Sprague Lowell
Shaver Henry I.
Smith Betsey
Shuldt Casparus
Stong Samuel
Thorn Eber
Tadder Hiram
Treat (?) Joseph
Uline Barnabus A.
Vandemater Henry
Van Derhoof A.
Van Inwagen Capt.
Van Inwnagin Cornelius
Van Auken Mariah
Vanwagonen Underhill
Westfall David
Westfall Leah
Woodhull Joseph
Ward M. & C. W.
Walker John
Whitney C.
Whitbeck Andrew A.
Watson H. N.
Whitbeck Casper

UNDER the late act of Congress, - all kinds - for sale at the Argus Office.
September 25, 1833.


The winter term of the Newark High School for the instruction of Young Ladies in the elementary and higher branches of education, will commence on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, and continue eleven weeks. Tuition of the common English branches, $3. For the higher branches, $ 3,50.- French, $4. Drawing and painting, $5.

Upon seasonable notice being given, board will be engaged for those from abroad, at from $1,25 to $1,50 per week.



For further information respecting the school, its present standing, and the system of instruction adopted, please to refer to the following gentlemen, viz: Rev. Sirs, Elliott and Wheeler, Dr. R. P. Williams, C.S. Button, A. Doane, Hon. T. Partridge and L. Sherwood, Messrs. J. Lusk, J. P. Bartle, E. Blackmar, E. B. Bill, and Gen. B. F. Barney.
Newark, Oct. 13, 1830.

Attorney at Law, and

LATELY removed from Columbia County, has opened an office one door below Benton's Exchange, where he will give punctual attention to all business entrusted to his care.
Lyons, December 9, 1835.

List of Letters remainining (sic) in the Post Office at Clyde, Wayne county, N.Y. January 1, 1836.

Allen Winthrop
Armatage John
Beadle Loammi
Birchard Andrew
Blakeman Demas
Bliss Calvin H.
Closs George M.
Coffin Samuel
Consolus John
Crocker Ann A.
Curry Michael
Dickson J.
Dillingham David S.
Davis Joel
Ferguson David
Ferguson John
Furlong Philander
Gildew Joseph
Gordon David S.
Griswold S. H.
Guild Jesse
Haight Samuel
Hamond Benjamin
Hance/Hamm (?) Isabella
Harper Alexander
Harper Daniel
Harrington Theophilus
Hatfield Zebediah
Handason John
Hopkins John
Hopkins William
Houghtaling, Catha. A.
Houghtaling, Doctor
Jacobs Andrew W.
Janson David
Jenks Esqr.
Jenkins Samuel S.
Jenne Obed
Judd Bethel Rev.
Knapp Joel F.
Learne Adam
Leek Jacob
Lewis H. P.
Lockwood Mary
Manning Olive
McCarne John
McConnelly John
Myers Barna
Near John
Newhouse Samuel
Nichols David
Ogram John
Orben Maryan
Osborn George L./D. (?)
Parker Robert
Parkinson Margaret A.
Perkins James or Rebecca
Powers Putnam
Reed Otis
Rogers Peleg
Runnels Aaron
Sedon John B.
Sheares Erasmus
Shinick John
Sloan Robert
Smith James
Smyth Sylvester
Stewart William
Stratton Eliphalet
Striker Daniel
Supler Mr.
Swick Eliza Ann
VanAukin James
Vosburgh David
Wadley Amos
Warren James
Welch Samuel M.
West Alderman
Wood Edward
Wood George

Note: Handuson might be Handerson/Henderson. Osborn is Osborne in Maple Grove Cemetery listings.

NOTE: regarding spelling errors in the above lists, and others below. Researchers should take into account probable typesetter's errors, original misspellings or poor handwriting on the envelopes, errors on the handwritten list provided to the paper by the postmaster, variation in quality results of .pdf versions of the original newspaper pages containing post office listings, and transcriber's errors in interpretating and typing. If you recognize someone in lists on this site, just send a note with their name as you know it so we can place it next to the original listing. Be sure to state the name of the file at the top of the page in both the subject line and body of your message; e.g. this particular file is titled "Wayne County Ancestral Sightings, Part 11."

   From the Wayne County Sentinel, Palmyra, NY, unknown date in April, 1828.


Remaining in the Post-Office, at Williamson, on the 1st day of April, 1828.

Samuel Brown
Ichabod Bartholomew
Sheldon Beach
James Baker - 2
Willard Calhoun
Lewis Cless (?)
Samuel Corby
Samuel Gardner
Lucinda Gibbs
Ebenezer Hathaway
Levie Johnson
Sophia Lee
Nathan Kirby
Lewis Laws
Joseph H. Middleton -2
Mary A. Middleton - 2
Charles Marsten
Eben More
Almer G. Nelson
John Prickett
Hannah Root
Lyman W. Seymour
Abigail Sandford
Enoch Tuttle
Wm. S. Tuttle
Abner Tripp
David Young
Wright & Beach
David Williams
Jacob Willbur
NOTE: several of the names on the Williamson list were hard to make out. If you can provide us with a better transcription, your own interpretation would be greatly appreciated. The Palmyra list was clear, only one name questionable.


Remaining in the Post-Office at Palmyra, on the 1st day of April, 1828.

Arnold Charles
Ackley James
Anthony James - 2
Akins Henry
Andrews Abraham
Barnhart Christian
Bingham George L.
Bradley Joseph N.
Barnes Marvin G.
Blair William
Barnes Jon. Capt.
Bradford Moses B.
Boyle Patrick
Bovee Nicholas
Barns Jerome
Butts Ephraim
Brown Thomas G.
Beach Amos
Betts Uriah
Coe Joseph - 2
Capron William P.
Curtis John
Carr David
Clark Esther
Carus Thomas - 2
Cadwell Aaron
Cooper Enoch
Chadsey Joseph F.
Chapman Caleb
Carncross Ephraim - 2
Codman J. W.
Comstock Daniel
Cutts Abraham
Deming Horace C.
Doughty Abigail
Davis Charles
Dodson W. B.
Davis Isaac
Darling Jonathan
Dryer Thomas J.
Dickerson David
Dates Sarah
Duesler John S.
D'Heart Eleanor
Eastman Minerva
Edson Luther
Edes (?) Sarah
Everet Benjamin
Foster David
Finch Robert
Fish Resolved - 2
Fields John - 2
Finch Wm. F.
Flint Asher Jun.
Foster Hannah
Foster John W.
Gaumer Amos - 3
Goldsmith Festus A.
Green Clarissa
Groger Stephen B.
Galaway Richard
Hathaway Sylvester R.
Hyde William
Hill Martha
Howe Elia
Horton S. T.
Holbrook Wm. D.
Harrison Rufus
Huntington Samuel
Hills Albert
Hoag Samuel L.
Hardard James
How Thomas
Hunt William
J. S. COLT, P.M.
Hoag William
Hall Horace W.
Hance Benjamin
Jarvis John
Johnson James G.
Johnson Laura
Jennings Asa
Knowles Joseph L.
Kider Frederick
Knowton James
Ludington Oliver
Lester Thomas - 2
M'Daniel Roderick
McLouth Farley
Merkle Harriet - 3
Millard Maxwell
Marvin Abijah
Mosier Benjamin
Morey Nanthan
Milliman John
Moss Hiram
Noble Sylvanus
North Linus
Owen Polly S.
Parke William
Palmer George
Patterson Sunderland
Parmerter Jonathan
Pomeroy Theodore
Parsons Amos
Putnam Stephen - 2
Philips Lewis
Pratt Nancy
Rawson Elihue
Rawson P. R.
Reed Daniel
Rosseter Mary
Reeves Priscilla
Rees Abigail Ann
Skellenger Stephen - 2
Sherman Stephen
Sexton Farington E.
Session John H.
Sabin Benjamin
Stoddard James
Sanford Isaac R.
Stevens John F.
Seward Phila - 2
Smith Job
Stafford Tyle
Smalley Betsey
Spencer Phineas
Sheldon Jonathan
Sophield Jonathan
Sherman John W. - 2
Taber Benjamin
Thayer H.
Thomas Elizabeth - 2
Vosburgh Isaac
Vanalstine Abr'm A.
Wiley Alexander
Wilbour John
Williams Cha's S. - 2
Wing Sylvanus
Wright Royal B.
Whipple Harvey
Wood Lerodan
Whipple Russell
Whittock Friend
Woodward Jonas
Willson Capt.
Woodard Caleb
Yeckley Robert

MARRIED - In Manchester, on the 3d inst. Miss H.A. McCOLLUM, to Mr. MICHAEL SPRAGUE.

On the 31st ult. Mr. WILLIAM POMEROY, to Miss SARAH GLEASON.

In Sodus, on the 27th ult., by the Rev. Jesse Townsend, Captain LEWIS SACK(?), to Miss LOVINA GREEN.

In Marion, on the 3d inst. by Elder True, Mr. JETSON N. POND, of Arcadia, to Miss RUTH COGGSHALL, of the former place. {NOTE: Jutson N. Pond in 1840, 1855 & 1860 Marion census.]

DIED - in this village, on Saturday morning last, Mr. CHARLES ALDRICH, aged 54(?), formerly from Mindon, Mass.

Navigation Opened.

The Canal is again navigable.- Produce and Vegetables will find a ready market, and a good price, at the building adjoining the Collector's-Office, in this village.
Palmyra, April 10, 1828.

Mail Coach.



Have established between Palmyra and Canandaigua, A DAILY

Line of Coaches,

leaving Palmyra, on the arrival of the eastern Packets about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and arriving at Canandaigua in season to take the STAGES for Albany or Buffalo. Returning leaves Canandaigua every morning about 8 o'clock, and arrives at Palmyra in time to take the Eastern or Western PACKETS.

M. Kingman,

Having fitted up his LIVERY STABLE, at L. Hurds Stage House, in a superior style, he will at all times be ready to accommodate his friends and the travelling public with fine HORSES and genteel CARRIAGES, with or without drivers, on very reasonable terms.
Palmyra, April 11, 1828.


The subscriber, having returned to the village of Palmyra, has resumed the agency for the sale of Lands in Galen, belonging to the Executors of the late James H. Kip (during the absence of the subscriber, under the charge of H. K. Jerome, Esq.) and now offers for sale the residue of their Lanes, situated in the town of Galen, in this county. They consist of a part of "Lots No. 22, 58 and 59, of Military tract," and are divided into parcels of about 50 acres each, distant about half a mile from the flourishing village of Clyde, on the Erie Canal. The greater part of it is Land of the first quality. The liberal terms on which it will be sole present to the enterprising Farmer, or speculator, advantages not surpassed by any situation on the whole line of the Canal. Those from whom annual payments for Lands purchased, are now due, are requested to make immediate payment to the subscriber.
Palmyra, Wayne co., N.Y.}
March, 1828}
N.B. - Persons wishing to view the land, are requested to call on Mr. James Humeston, in the village of Clyde, who will give all necessary information.

Dugald Cameron, member of Assembly from Steuben, died at Albany on the 31st ult. He was born in Invernesshire, Scotland, and emigrated in 1793. - Since which time he has resided at Bath, Steuben co., mostly as agent for the Pulteney estate. His funeral was attended by the state authorities in a body.

Tartan Plaids and Camlets.

The subscriber will receive this day, Coverlets and Plaids, with a variety of other Merchandise.
Palmyra, February 8th, 1828.


MISS LOUISA J. GREGG, having discontinued the Millinery Business, earnestly requests all those indebted to her, to make immediate payment.
Palmyra, February 29, 1828.


The subscriber respectfully informs the public that he will be ready at all times to furnish Horses and Carriages, with or without drivers, on reasonable terms.
Palmyra, February, 1828.


Forty beautiful Building Lots for sale, in the flourishing village of Palmyra, situated on Water and Canal-streets, running parallel with the grand Erie Canal. Persons wishing to purchase are invited to call and examine the situation of the lots, which cannot fail to please.
Palmyra, Jan. 18, 1828

Valuable Property for Sale.

The subscriber offers for sale the Large STORE HOUSE and LOT, on Rogers's Basin, in this village. Said lot is 52 feet on the Canal, and extends on the side of the Basin up to the street, about six rods and thirteen links. The property is too well known to need further description. For particulars apply to Giles S. Ely.
GILBERT EVERNGHIM, (NOTE: surname as written),
of New-York
3d Mo. 3d, 1828

From the Wayne County Sentinel, Palmyra, NY, unknown date in July, 1827


Remaining in the Post Office, at Palmyra, N.Y., July 1, 1827.

Adams William
Allen Sylvia
Allen Morgan S.
Arnold Isaac
Abbot Sarah M.
A____ George
Burrell E. W.
Butts Abraham
Brumfield James J.
Beaty Leonard - 2
Bradish Calvin
Basset (?) Nehemiah
Bradley George
B____ Nancy
Barden Seth Jr.
Bingham Jeremiah
Bradley Joseph M.
Brown Jacob - 2
Blakinby (?) E.
Bates Bennett
Booth Thomas
Birdshall John
Bacon Jane
Bedford Charity
Booth George
Bennett Franklin
Barnhart Isaac
Cole Abner
Cook William
Ch___ D. W.
Cook David - 2
Carus/Carns (?) Thomas - 2
Cady Nelson
Carncrose (?) Ephram
Ca___ brun Lucy
Curtiss & Gitchell
Day Moses
Drake Barnabas
Davis Isaac
Dalrymple David
Daniels Esther
Darcy/Dancy (?) James
Dickinson Nodiah - 2
D___es Benjamin
Eggleston Jonathan
Evans James
Flint Asa J.
Fears (?) Job
Fowler Josiah
Fish Rachel
Ford George
Foster Lewis
Fergeson Robert
Gurney Charlotte
Glover Martha
Griswold Jedediah
Green Caleb
Glover Thomas
Galaway Alex R.
Hill Abner - 3
Hurlbut Francis
Hopkinson Geo. Jr.
Howell Erminda (?)
Hakes (?) J.S.
Horton Jas. P.
Hopkins Warren
Henderson William
Howell James
Herriott E.
Hogle (?) Catharine
Hewitt Nathan
Holt Justis
Hibbard Benjamin
J. S. COLT, P.M.
Horton Samuel
Herrington Welcome
Hawkins Jeremiah
Jackson Robert C. - 2
Jenkins Shederick
Irons (?) Jeremiah
Knight, Simeon
Lawrence Sarah
Landis Peter
Laird James
Lock/Leek/Luck (?) Thomas
Mason Thomas L.
McLalin Isaac
McDuffee John - 2
McNeus/McMens (?) William
McCreary George
Maynard Alonzo H.
McCrere John
Moore Claressa
Manson James
McDonald, ___
Newton Buttley (?)
Padley Moses
Phillips Eldrige
Parks Carlton
Parker Calvin
Rice James
Rice Simeon
Ryan Michael
Rich Butler
Randolph Merrit
Robinson S. D.
Reynolds Jessee
Stewart John E.
Shepherdson Nancy
Slocum John
Sibley Elias
Sheldon Jonathan
Sessions J. H.
Southworth Margarett
Stoughtenburg John
St. John Wallace
Seymour Isaac
Sanford Polly
Smith John C.
Smalley Betsey
Stevens Amelia
Thayer J. & L.
Turral/Torral (?) John S.
Tompkins Reuben
Throop, ____
Thayer Isaac
Todd Polly
Tiffany A. R. - 2
Van Ostrand Lucy
Van Denburgh, L. H.
Van Dusen Christopher
Winslow William
White David
White James
Wells Henry
West P.
Walker Betsey
Wilder Luther
Watkins Willis
Worden Maria
Williams David
Woodward Lewis
Watson Andrew
Williams Geo. N.

WHEREAS my wife Elizabeth has left my dwelling, without any just cause or provocation, this is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after [this day ?].
Macedon, June 29, 1827.


A Spacious Room in the building directly opposite the Brick Hotel, formerly occupied by Mr. St. John.
Palmyra, June 29, 1827.


The third term of Miss FRISBIE'S School will commence on the 16th of July, in the room which she has formerly occupied. The terms of tuition will be from ___ to ___. No pains will be spared in the instruction of her pupils.
Palmyra, June 23, 1827.


C. C. ROBINSON has the pleasure of informing the Ladies and Gentlemen of this vicinity that he has fitted up his SODA FOUNTAIN on a new plan, and in a superior style, which will enable him to keep constantly on hand that good and wholesome beverage, so well known in our country for its vir__ing influences.
Palmyra, June 23, 1827.

Student names abstracted from A General Catalogue of the Officers, Graduates and Students of Union College, from 1795 to 1854. Schenectady: Printed by S. S. Riggs, 1854. Categories - name, occupation, where from when attending, residence in 1854 or last address at time of decease, graduation class.

George G. Jessup, Lawyer, Palmyra, Palmyra - Class of 1830
Elisha Mather, Lawyer, Sodus, Rochester - Class of 1835
James C. Smith, Lawyer, Phelps, Lyons - Class of 1835
Stephen Culver, Lawyer, Newark, Newark - Class of 1836
Stephen K. Williams, Lawyer, Newark, Newark - Class of 1837
Leonard W. Jerome, Consul, Palmyra, Trieste, Austria - Class of 1840
Frederick E. Smith, Lawyer, Marion, Tioga, Penn. - Class of 1844
George W. Benton, Lawyer, Lyons, Lyons - Class of 1845
Charles H. Delong, Clergyman, Macedon, ___ - Class of 1846
Calvin C. Ford, ___, Wolcott, ___ - Class of 1849
William M. Hewlett, ___, Lyons, Lyons - Class of 1850; died 1850
Alfred Richards, ___, Hampton, Lyons - Class of 1850; died 1850
James H. Tice, ___, ___, Palmyra - Class of 1850
William S. Hall, Teacher, Lyons, Rogersville - Class of 1851
Lemuel O. Bridwell, Editor, Port Gibson, Port Gibson - Class of 1851
Almon Gamaliel Case, Sodus, Class Graduating 1855
Daniel Woodman Holmes Walworth, Class Graduating 1856

From Forty-Ninth Annual Report of the State Superintendent, for the school year ending July 31, 1902. Albany, NY: The Argus Company, Printers. 1903.

Graduates of the State Normal School at Geneseo
Helen E. Congdon, Palmyra - Classical Course
Cora A. Converse, Clyde - English Course
Eleanor M. Curtis, Marion - English Course
Grace L. Graves, Clyde - English Course

Graduates of the State Normal School at Oneonta
Belle H. Sessions, Palmyra - Classical Course

List of Superintendents and Principals
Name, Post office address

Wayne County, First District
Louise J. Cross, South Butler
H.N. Tolman, Clyde
E. A. Myers, Clyde
W. H. Kinney, Lyons
H. Guy Ellenwood, North Rose
C. V. Hogeland, Rose
E. G. Merritt, Savannah
Elisha Curtiss, Sodus
L. H. Carris, Wolcott
W. A. Ward, Red Creek
Charles Odell, Lock Berlin

Wayne County, Second District
Charles A. Hamilton, A.M., Newark
William J. Deans, A.M., Palmyra
H. S. G. Loveless, B.A., Ontario
H. F. Collister, Macedon
Elbert G. Soper, Williamson
Walter Fraser, Marion
Elmer J. Cunningham, Newark
Carroll M. Webster, Ontario
I. E. Richardson, North Rose

NEW 2/1/11   Forty-First Annual Report of the State Superintendent, for the school year ending July 31, 1894. Albany, NY: James B. Lyons, State Printer. 1895.

Graduates of the State Normal School at Albany, Class of 1894
Edward G. Barnes, Rose - Classical Course
Julia Mary Smith, Lyons - English Course

Graduates of the State Normal School at Oneonta, Class of 1894
Helen Throop Chapman, Palmyra - English Course

NEW 2/1/11   Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of New York, Transmitted to the Legislature January 2, 1878. Albany, NY: Jerome B. Parmenter, State Printer. 1878.

Graduates of the State Normal School at Cortland, Class of July 3, 1877
Kittie C. Saxton, Clyde, Wayne Co., N.Y.

NEW 1/23/11  Information about local NYS Normal School Graduates and Teachers in 1891, abstracted from: State of New York. Department of Public Instruction. Thirty-Eighth Annual Report of the State Superintendent, 1892, for the school year ending July 25, 1891. Albany, NY: James B. Lyon, State Printer. 1892.

Graduates of the State Normal School at Albany, Class of 1891
Boardman, Annie Carolyn, Lyons - Kindergarten Course
Cooper, Mabelle, Wolcott - English Course
Crafts, Cornelia Ellen, Wolcott - English Course
Deady, Ida Hortense, Lyons - English Course
Koester, Talitha Barbara, Lyons - English Course
MacLachlan, Jean, Clyde - Kindergarten Course
Overton, Hattie May, Wolcott - English Course
Smith, Eliza J., Rose - English Course
Sutphen, Eleanor Elizabeth, Palmyra - English Course
Weldon, Nellie, Wolcott - English Course
Weller, Libbie Elnette, Wolcott - English Course

Graduates of the State Normal School at Brockport, Class of 1891
Belle Irene Dillingham, Lyons - Advanced English Course

Graduates of the State Normal School at Geneseo, Class of 1891
Everson, Anne E., Macedon
Miles, Abbie G., Lyons
Resne, Bessie, Williamson
Sanford, Lillias E., Marion

Graduates of the State Normal School at Oneonta, Class of 1891
Alice Aloysia Cassin, Sodus Center - Elementary English Course
Anna Fort Miller, Newark - Advanced English Course

List of State Scholarship Students at Cornell

Knapp, Clyde W.,
Veeder, Martha A.
Strauss, Horatio
Yeomans, May C.

Competitors Awarded State Teaching Certificates

Greenwood, Leroy S., Marion
Hogeland, Charles V., South Butler
Seelye, Burt Philo, North Rose

Holders of First-Grade Certificates

County, Post-office address, date of certificate

Wayne County, First District
H. H. Hopkins, South Butler, March 4, 1891
May R. Collins, Wolcott, March 4, 1891
Byron N. Marriott, Rose, March 4, 1891
S. Leila Worthy, Wolcott, March 4, 1891
Bert P. Seelye, North Rose, August 18, 1891

Wayne County, Second District
Carrie B. Knapp, Marion, March 16, 1891

List of Superintendents and Principals
Name, Post office address

W. H. Kinney, Lyons
H. H. Hopkins, South Butler
Byron N. Marriott, Clyde
Chas. G. Plumb, Savannah
Alvin B. Bishop, Clyde
F. L. Mead, Wolcott
C. Fuller, Jr., Sodus
E. Curtiss, Sodus
Geo. H. Stewart, Rose
Leon E. Peeler, Sodus Centre
Jas. M. Rutledge, North Rose
Wm. H. Rogers, Red Creek
Fred L. Fox, Sodus Point
Chas. C. Emery, Alton
Geo. W. Pye, A.B., Palmyra
John W. Robinson, Newark
Frank W. Hawes, Macedon
Walter Fraser, Marion
Jennie V. Fellows, East Palmyra
Maggie Connor, Newark
Belle Ehrhardt, Lyons
W. D. Hughes, Williamson
Judson L. Transen, Furnaceville
J. S. Sargeant, Ontario

From The Geneva Gazette, late Feb. or early March, 1817.

Wayne County was formed from parts of Ontario County and Seneca County in 1823. Many settlers moved into what became Wayne County during the years immediately preceding and following the War of 1812. If some of their relatives didn't move into the area with them, or disappear before or soon after the 1810 census, perhaps they re-located further west in New York State.


45,000 Acres,
In Angelica, Allegany county, belonging
to the subscriber. Also,
11,000 Acres,

One-twentieth Cash, the remainder in nine equal annual payments. The above Tracts are abundantly watered with pure and living streams; the land is of an excellent quality, and the country remarkably healthy. The settlers on the Allegany River, being almost exclusively engaged in the lumber business, will, for many years create a great demand for every species of Produce; and the Genesee River, running through about fourteen miles of these Tracts, will afford a cheap conveyance of every article to Rochester. The LAND is rapidly settling by Farmers, from the counties of Ontario, Seneca, and Cayuga.

Apply to the Subscriber, Belvidere; or, in his absence, to Mr. Van Campen, Angelica.

February 14, 1817

From the Palmyra Sentinel, January 11, 1828

MARRIED- In this town, on the 8th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Blakesley, Mr. CULLEN FOSTER to Miss BETSEY PARSHAL.

Some lineage from: The history of the Parshall family : from the conquest of England by William of Normandy, A.D. 1066, to the close of the 19th century, by James Clark Parshall, Esq., Syracuse: 1903.

Pages 90 - 91 (much more detail in the original book)

NATHAN [93] (Jonathan, Jonathan, David, James) b. 24 June 1766; d. Palmyra, N.Y., 12 Jany. 1836; m. 19 Oct. 1806, Mary Ann, dau. of James Galloway (b. Oct. 1788; d. Palmyra 18 June, 1852).


262 I. Elizabeth b. Palmyra, N. Y., 5 Feby. 1808; d. Lyons, N. Y., 26 Jany. 1873; in Lyons, 8 Jany. 1828, Cullen Foster. Issue:

i. Graham Parshall (Foster) b. 28 Feby. 1829. [Lyons, N. Y.]
ii. Mary Elizabeth (Foster) b. 11 Apl. 1831. [Lyons, N. Y.]
iii. Augusta Adele (Foster) b. 30 June, 1833. [Binghamton, N. Y.]
iv. De Witt Parshall (Foster) b. 10 Oct. 1837. [Lyons, N. Y.]
V. William Cullen (Foster) b. 24 Nov. 1839. [Binghamton, N. Y.
vi. Cassius Barton (Foster) b. 5 Jany. 1845; d. 16 Mch. 1892. Unm.
vii. Marianna Woodward (Foster) b. 23 Mch., 1850.

In Vienna, on the 25th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Campbell, Mr. Charles Landas/Mandas(?), of Newark, to Miss Sarah Forbush, of Phelps.

NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislature of New York, at their next session, to appoint Commissioners to lay out a Road from the village of Palmyra, in the county of Wayne, to the village of Manchester, in the county of Ontario.- December 17, 1827.

Last Call Save One.

All demands in the hands of the Executors of Ambrose Hall, deceased, that are now due, must be paid or arranged, before the fifteenth of January next, or they will be sued without discrimination.

N.B.- No arrangements will be made on any debt under fifty dollars, other than to re___ the ___,
WM. WILLCOX,} Executors.
Palmyra, Dec. 20, 1827.

NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislature of New York, at their next session, to appoint Commissioners to lay out a Road from the village of Palmyra, in the county of Wayne, to the village of Manchester, in the county of Ontario.
December 17, 1827.

NOTICE is hereby given, that application will be made to the Legislature of the state, at its next session, for an act to incorporate a Bank, to be located in the village of Palmyra, with a capital of one hundred thousand dollars, and the privilege of increasing the same to three hundred thousand, to be styled the Wayne County Bank. - Dated December 13, 1827.

Joel Thayer George Palmer
Wm. ParkeGeo. N. Williams
Jos. S. Colt George Beckwith
Nath'l H. Beckwith


At the last meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Wayne, the undersigned were appointed a committee to purchase a farm in the centre part of the county for the purpose of erecting a poor house. They will receive proposals at their respective places of abode until Thursday the 24th January inst., on which day at ten o'clock in the forenoon they will meet at Wrights hotel in Lyons, for the purpose of deciding thereon.

J. P. BARTLE, Newark.
Jan. 1st, 1828.


AT the BREWERY, for which an extra price in CASH, will be paid, 1000 bushels of BARLEY, and a few hundred bushels of New Rye and heavy Oats.

N.B.- On hand a constant supply of Porter, Beer, and Pale Ale.- Also Malt, Yeast, and Hops, all of which will be sold low for Cash,
Palmyra, November 22, 1827.

MISS PECK, Respectfully informs the citizens of this village, that she intends opening a SCHOOL, for the instruction of children in Reading, Writing, Grammar, Geography, &c.- on Monday the 3d of next month in the building formerly occupied by Miss Wooster as a school room. Terms of tuition will be reasonable, and no pains will be spared to give satisfaction to those who may place their children under her care.
Palmyra, Nov. 29, 1827.

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Remaining in the Post-Office, at Palmyra, N.Y., January 1st, 1828.

Aitchison George
Allen Marvin
Archer Gardner
Baker Joseph
Brown Merana(?)
Barns Caleb T. P.
Brown John R.
Brown Phineas
Bates Jane
Bingham Augustus
Bove Nicholas
Brown Henry C.
Baker Mariah
Bristol Seymour
Bates Samuel
Barnhart William
Beers David R.
Butler Josiah
Babbet Simeon
Bowman John
Brown Thomas
Bidler John
Clark John A.
Chamberlain J. H.
Chapman Clarissa
Carus Thomas
Chamberlain C.
Cole Samuel
Clark Richard L.
Crandell N. Jun.
Chrouch (sic) Sophia
Crandell Cyrus R.
Church Volney
Clark Barzilla
Craimer John
Clark John M.
Cooper Enoch
Crancross Ephraim
Drake Josiah
Davis Calvin
Deal Rachel
Darrow Hannah M.
Everett Alanson M.
Foster Thomas
Flint Asher Jun.
Franklin Lucy
Foster John W.
Fish John
Gregg Lucinda
Grandin Philip
Ganmer/Gaumer(?) Amos
Geurney Nathan
Green Clarissa
Goldsmith Paul
Gallaoway Milo
Gilman Nehemiah
Griswold Henry
Goffe John Capt.
Heminway T.
Hopkins Stephen
Henion Abram A.
Hynds Jacob Capt.
Holbrook L. L.
Havens Eldridge
Howland wilson
Harrison Luman
Hinman Orlando
Harwood B. Mrs.
Horton Nathan
Havens Samuel
Howell Hannah
Higgens G. Mr.
Hathaway Ebenezer
Hillar Mical
Hickey James
Hix Gardner
Haywood Mr.
Humphrey Stephen
Hoten Simeon
Hedden David
Hammond L.
Henderson Wm.
Jessup Henry
Johnson Laura
Jarvis John
Judd Henry
Jackway David
Keys Stephen
Kellogg Erastus
Lets John
Lyons John
Lee Eunice
Luther Isaac
Langdon Benj.
Leek Thomas
Millard Asahel
Millens William
Moore Oliver
Merriam Jacob
Mason Job
Moore M.T.
Muire James
Morrow Benjamin
Mills Theron
Morse Jedediah
Nixon Volney
Noble Sylvanus
Owen Polley S.
Parson Alanson
Power Abiatha
Porter Samuel M.
Philips Eldridge
Pilling Abraham J.
Pomeroy Francis
Robinson Andrew
Right Aaron
Robinson Sam'l D.
Rogers David
Read Mr.
Reed Daniel
Randall Willard
Rice Nathan
Root Anson
Sweet Philena
Smith Elijah
Scovill Seymour
Smith Betsey
Sandford Luther
Semiskey Jacob
Sheldon Jonathan
Sanborn Joseph
Smith James F.
Sayer Agee
Springer Isaac
Souls Isaac
Sweet Milton
Smith Daniel
Shaw Benjamin
Sophield Jonathan
Sagendorph Edward
Thomson S. L. & Co.
Tiffany A.R.
Turner Alvin
Turner Jesse
Turner Amanda
Taber Benjamin
Taber P. Miss
Taber Samuel
Townsend E. S.
Tupper Polly
Treat Capt.
Van Velzor Mr.
Vanderburgh L. F.
Vanduzen Christopher
Woods David
Wescott Lucy Jane
Worden Justice H.
Willis William
Winslow Simon
Willcox Rachael
Watkins Willis
Ward John
White Alexander jr.
Whiton Luther
White Asahel
Wiman Mary
Young Betsey
J. S. COLT, P.M.

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Remaining in the Post-Office, at Williamson, January 1st, 1828.

Nell Alexander
____ Alexander Esq. (first name not listed)
William Barton
Sally Brock
Elijeh Clark
H. M. Eagleston
Wm. Halling
Orange James
Epenetus Ketchum
Ira Lee
Garner Maynard
Levi Nash
Derias Pratt
James Smith
Wm. Smith Jun.
Daniel Sabin or
Joseph Sabin
Enoch Turner
James Wright
Wright & Beach
Jonothan Waterson (?)

BY virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the supreme court of judicature of the State of New York, to me directed and delivered, against the goods, chattels, lands and tenements of Leonard Wescott, I have seized and taken all the right, title, interest and claim of the said Wescott to the following described premises, to wit:- one lot of land lying and being in the village of Palmyra, on the north side of main street, bounded north by land belonging and occupied by James Benson, east running three rods south on the west line of widow Shepherdson's land, thence west sixty-eight feet on the north line of James F. Barker, and David S. Jackway's land, thence south on the west line of David S. Jackway's west line, to main-street, west to Church-street, north on the east line of church street, to James Benson's line - Also one lot of land bounded north by Henry Jessup's land, east by Ambrose Hall, south by James Benson, and west by church street- Also all that certain lot of land lying in the town of Macedon, bounded east by lands formerly owned by William Jackways, south by land formerly owned by Orin Warner, west by lands owned by Margaret Baxter, and north by mud creek- All of which I shall expose for sale, at public vendue, at the house of Lovewell Hurd, inn-keeper in the village of Palmyra, on Monday the twenty-fourth day of December next, at two o'clock in the afternoon.- Dated November 9, 1827.
R.H. FOSTER, Sh'ff.
GEORGE SMITH, Under Sh'ff.

The sale of the above described property is further postponed until Thursday the seventeenth instant, then to take place at the same hour and place above mentioned.- Dated January 3, 1828.
R.H. FOSTER, Sh'ff.
GEORGE SMITH, Under Sh'ff.

From The Lake Shore News, unknown date in 1908 (Wolcott NY)


Clarence Fowler and Miss Ethel Walker Married Last Thursday.

A very quiet home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker last Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, when their oldest daughter, Miss Ethel, was united in marriage to Clarence Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Fowler, in the presence of only the immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. H. Read. Both young people are well known in this place and vicinity and their many friends wish them much happiness.

After a short wedding tour, which will be spent at Lake Bluff and the Thousand Islands, they will be at home to their friends in South Butler.


Miss Mary Milem is visiting her sister, at Mrs. Snell's, at Machias Junction.

Henry Klinck and Hazel Klinck, of Shortville (sic), have been visiting relatives here.

Dexter N. Miner, of California, is a guest of his sister, Mrs. Marvin D. Hartt.

Miss Lucy E. Osborn returned on Friday from a two-weeks' visit at Hamilton, N.Y., where she had been attending the bible-study school.

Married, at William McGovern's last Thursday night, Miss Alice E. Hartt, daughter of Marion C. Hartt, to John McRorie, by the Rev. J. H. Britton.

Wayne County News.

Saturday evening, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William McGovern, east of Rose, took place a quiet wedding, when Miss Alice Hart, daughter of Marion Hart, of Rose, was united in marriage to John McRorie, of Wayne Center. Only the immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. J. H. Britton, of the Methodist church.

In the yard of Marcus Shafer, of Clyde, is a fig tree bearing ripe fruit.

Inspector James Lowell, from the federal postoffice department, was in Newark last Friday and Saturday, looking over the proposed sites for the new postoffice building to be erected there. The specifications require a corner lot, one large enough to allow a space of forty feet between the building and the curbline on both sides and it is generally believed that the department will experience some difficulty in obtaining such a site anywhere near the business section of the town.

Raymond Hartman and Miss Lulu Rifenberg, two of Palmyra's popular young residents, sprang a surprise on their many friend (sic) Monday afternoon by being quietly married at St. Anne's parsonage by Rev. Father J. E. Hartley. The matter was kept a strict secret by the young couple; none of their immediate friends knew anything about it until they had been pronounced man and wife. Frank W. Couts and Miss Grace Ryan, as maid of honor and best man, made up the bridal party.

Sodus Center.

Miss Idessa Lyon, of Red Creek, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. F. Shannon.

Ross V. Bennett, of Oswego, was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bennett, the first of the week.

Rice's Mill.

Mrs. Alice Drury, who has been visiting in town, left for her home in Urbanna, (sic) Ill., on Monday.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date early 1890

Ray Gardinier was home over Sunday from Keuka Lake Military school on leave of absence for good behavior.

John Shultz has accepted a situation in a tailoring establishment at Hornellsville, N.Y., and left Newark Monday.

Many young people in Newark remember Miss Nellie C. Creer, sister of Will. Creer, who spent a few years and gained a host of friends in this place. Miss Nellie was married, in Proctor, Vt., Jan. 16, to Mr. Wilbur E. Higbee, and we extend congratulations to the happy couple in behalf of old acquaintances here.

The results of a blizzard in early February 1895, from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, February 13, 1895


A Famiy Escaped Cremation in the Blizzard only to be Nearly Frozen.

Special dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle.

Savannah, Feb. 12.- William Crounce, a farmer living four miles northeast of South Butler, was at Savannah to-day and told a thrilling tale of his experience last Saturday night in the burning of his residence. He says about 10 o'clock that night while he and his family was sitting in the main part of the house with a roaring wood fire, which was necessary owning to the raging storm outside, he had occasion to step into the summer kitchen, which he found to be in flames. He quickly shut the door, ran back to his wife and children and hurriedly got them safely out of doors and sheltered as much as possible. He then saved a little of the contents of the house, but the structure was soon in ashes. All this time the wind was blowing a gale and a blinding snowstorm was in full operation.

Mr. Crounce hitched up his team and through to take his family to his wife's father's home, only about a fourth of a mile west, but it was an hour and half before he reached there. The horses would flounder and have to be dug out every few rods, but the journey was finally made after all had nearly frozen. The family usually retire an hour earlier than they did that night, and had they followed their usual custom Mr. Crounce is satisfied that all or at least some of them would have been cremated. The loss is about $1,200, with $400 insurance on the house and $400 on contents. So furious was the storm that the nearest neighbors saw nothing of the fire and were not aware of it until daylight.


Several Distressing Cases Reported in the Vicinity of Savannah.

Special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle.

Savannah, Feb. 12.- One of the sad results of the late blizzard is the serious condition of Richard Crandle, an aged farmer residing about four miles southwest of Savannah. When the storm was at its height Mr. Crandle was taken very ill, but being unable to send any one to the village everything possible was done for him with home remedies, but he grew worse all the time. Finally, on Sunday his brother, John Crandle, started out on foot, and after a hard journey, returned with some medicine from Savannah. The sick man continued to grow worse, however, and yesterday morning a large force of men, with a team, started out for the purpose of taking a physician to the sufferer, and after a hard struggle through the drifts reached Savannah. Dr. W. H. Sweeting got into the sleigh and started with the rest for Mr. Crandle's home. When about a mile and a half from the village one of the horses slipped and fell and finally gave out, the doctor then being obliged to cover the rest of the distance on foot. Mr. Crandle was found to be in a critical condition and may not recover. The horse, a young animal owned by William Holdridge, had to be taken home on a stone boat.

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Wescott are both very ill with the grip, and have been for over a week. Saturday their son, Archie, started out from their home, three and one-half miles from Savannah, to get some medicine at the village. He was many hours making the trip, as he lost his way and was obliged to go a long way out of the way. He was plucky and got back home with the medicine, but his face was badly frozen and it will take him a long time to recover from the effects of the trip.

The marriage of Grace Luella Seavey, of Huron, and Ernest D. Wadsworth, of South Sodus, was to have taken place last Wednesday at the bride's home, but at last reports the event had not taken place, owning to the storm which snowed in the groom-elect near Red Creek. The minister got there all right, but was unable to officiate without the young man. Mrs. Everett Crandle, of Savannah, is also snowed in at the bride's home, nothing having been heard from her since last Friday.

A letter was received from William Quereau, who, with his family, started last week for Bad Ax, Mich., from Savannah, that he had arrived there is a roaring blizzard, with the mercury twenty degrees below zero, and in riding eight miles to his home he froze his foot very badly.

About noon yesterday three teams and the mail from South Butler arrived at Savannah, they being the first rigs from there since last week Wednesday. The roads were reported in terrible shape, the drifts in some places being fifteen feet deep. More rigs came to Savannah later, and nearly all took back a few hundred pounds of coal each, as the village of South Butler was in a serious condition for the lack of that article of fuel. All day long teams came from various directions, and all have the same story of huge drifts and bad roads. It will be several days before any kind of a load can be drawn in the country.

Frozen While Seeking a Doctor

North Rose, Feb. 12.- The first mails since Friday were received at the North Rose postoffice to-day. The train from the east was four hours late and the train from the west one hour late. On Sunday morning, while the great storm in this vicinity was still at its height, Mrs. Nellie Struble, wife of Wesley Struble, residing about two miles north of Rose, was taken seriously ill. Young Struble started across the fields for a physician, a distance of four miles, the mercury hovering about four degrees below zero. Before reaching Dr. York's office Struble had frozen nose, ears and fingers, and on reaching his home, Struble fell completely exhausted to the floor. Assistance was immediately procured and on examination both feet were found to be frozen severely.

Business Reviving.

Special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle.

Palmyra, Feb. 12.- The blockade throughout Wayne county has been practically raised and the railroad companies have almost caught up with their time tables. The country roads are still in very bad condition and some of them are not yet open. Springs freshets are greatly dreaded. If a sudden thaw would set in, thousands of dollars worth of damage would be done. The Marion stage made its regular trips to-day and the streets are resuming their accustomed appearance of business activity. Plumbers are very busy, water pipes having been broken all over the village.

Northern Central Still Blocked.

Special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle.

Newark, Feb. 12.- The Northern Central railroad is still blocked, no business having been done since last Saturday morning. Three engines are in the ditch at Wallington, and a large number of men are digging them out. The Fairville postmaster came to Newark in a cutter to-day to get the mail, as none had been received at that office since last Thursday night.

Shortage of Coal.

Special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle.

Marion, Feb. 12.- No serious result has followed the tremendous storm in Marion other other than a temporary shortage of coal. There was a great rush for the Democrat and Chronicle when the mail carrier succeeded in breaking the blockade and bringing the mail. The mail from Minsteed did not get through until today. Telephone service has been cut off throughout the storm and the time is not yet in order. Religious services were suspended on Sunday at all churches except the Baptist Church. A donation for the benefit of the Baptist pastor has been postponed as has also a donation for the pastor of the Christian Church, which will be held February 27th.


The Grim Reaper was busy at Wolcott During the Blizzard.

Special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle.

Wolcott, Feb. 12.- To-day marks the apparent close of the storm. Though it snow during the forenoon the sky was clear and beautiful after midday. The thermometer rose from seven to thirty-four degrees between 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. The country roads are opening fast and at noon the first mail train arrived from both east and west bringing four days' mail. Trains are now running regularly and on time. Death has been busy during the storm. In one house, that of William H. Barnett lie two corpses, those of the proprietor and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Catharine Rosenberg. The latter died at 8 P.M. Saturday of pneumonia, aged 72 years. Barnett was sick with asthma and a complication of other diseases at the time and at 1:10 P.M. to-day he died, aged abut 46 years. The double funeral will probably be held Thursday.

Mrs. George W. Dowd, of Huron, whose delayed funeral was mentioned in Saturday's Democrat and Chronicle, was buried to-day the services being held at the Huron Presbyterian Church at noon, Rev. R. A. Ward officiating. Her remains had been in the house over eight days. Martin Calkins, of West Butler, a veteran farmer, aged 72, is also dead, passing away at 5:30 o'clock last night. Mrs. Sarah A. Roe, the village _____arian, continues in a critical condition half way between life and death. The same is true of Fred Hoffman of Port Bay street, aged 18, who has twice been reported dead and can hardly outlive the night. Mrs. Darius Wetherell, widow of a prominent Butler farmer who died four months ago, expired at midnight Saturday. Her age was about 76 years.

Miss Leonara Davidson, the Lyons school teacher found frozen to death, is a cousin of George Bond of Huron and last fall taught near here at the Cole district in Butler. Commissioner Cosad obtained the position at district No. 12 Lyons for her. Beyond the fact that she then boarded with relatives at Wallington he does not know where her home is.

Burial locations of several of the individuals noted above:

Glenside Cemetery, Town of Wolcott
BARNETT, William Henry, 12 Feb 1895, 46 yrs. Born 12 Jul 1849

Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Huron
DOWD, George W., 1835 - 1913
DOWD, Mary E., wife, 1845 - 1895

Hubbard (formerly Everhart) Cemetery, Town of Butler
CALKINS Martin, d. 11 Feb. 1895, 77y, 95th NY Vol.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in January 1894

Ed. Parker, was married Wednesday last to Miss Alice Shanley, of Palmyra.

Rev. Dr. Burgess, has received a call to one of the largest Presbyterian churches in Florida.

W. A. Powers, of Powers Hotel, Palmyra, was married last week to Miss Jessie B. Clark, of Omaha.

Miss Minnie Moore, of Lyons, was married to Prof. E. H. Thornhill, of Farebault (sic), Minn., Thursday evening.

Rev. Jas. Naylor has resigned the pastorate of the Lyons Baptist church to accept a call to a Syracuse church.

Will PreVoll, a Savannah young man who had just gone to work on the West Shore, lost a finger coupling cars Sunday.

Married January 1, 1894, by Rev. Dr. Burgess, Mr. John Leindquest of this place to Miss Justin (sic) Johnson of Phelps.

Jas. E. Kelley, Geo. Williams and Armon Spencer, all of Union college, are among those who were home for their vacation.

John Gordon, sexton of the Arcadia cemetery, says that there are now just a hundred graves in the asylum plot in that burying ground.

On Wednesday, Dec. 30, Miss Sadie Holland, of Newark, N.Y. and A. L. King, of Frankfort, were united in marriage at the bride's residence. Mr. and Mrs. King are boarding at C. Swan's and last Friday evening the Citizens band of which Mr. King is a member, gave the happy couple an unexpected serenade. After playing several choice selections all hands did full justice to a tempting repast and after wishing Mr. and Mrs. King a long life of prosperity, separated well pleased with the evening's entertainment. - Frankfort Register.

From the Wayne County Journal, Thursday, January 23, 1908 (Palmyra NY)

Mrs. Laura Gould who has been visiting relatives in Lyons and Palmyra the past week, left for her home in Middleport on Tuesday.

Alex Towar, the well known resident of the county seat, suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Sunday which may have fatal results.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Whiting quietly celebrated their twenty-second wedding anniversary Monday evening at their home on Clinton street.

Mrs. Charlotte Birdsall and son, Thomas Birdsall, left Tuesday for a southern trip. They expect to spend the remainder of the winter along the Florida coast.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Wing are rejoicing at the birth of a baby girl who arrived Friday night. The baby weighed in at seven pounds but expects to out-walk her proud father within a couple of weeks time.

C. C. M. Hunt recently wrote from Florida that he is still suffering from gastronomic disability. Nothing has been heard from him for the last ten days so it is thought he has recovered sufficiently to go fishing.

County Chairman Albert Yeomans was in town Tuesday called here by the annual meeting of the Wayne County Fire Relief Association at which he was again elected president, a strong endorsement of his administrative policy. - Lyons Republican.

T. A. Farnsworth, of the Inland Type Foundry, was a caller in town Tuesday. Mr. Farnsworth was formerly associated with the Corbin lock people and had charge of the work of installing the lock boxes and office furniture in Palmyra postoffice some years ago.

Percy Rogers who since joining the Garlock Packing company's sales force has forged steadily to the front and been transferred to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he will have charge of the company's office in that city. Mr. Rogers will move to the west with his family in the near future. - Lyons Republican.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, April 27, 1896, page 4


Letter Received by Mrs. Nellie King of Ontario Center.


Trouble Broken Out Afresh Over Mysterious Death of Mrs. Lottie King, of Which John Cheeseboro Was Accused

A threatening letter has recently been received by Mrs. Nellie King, who resides about three miles south of Ontario Center, and to the letter was attached the signature of "Whitecaps." It is learned that it is due to trouble growing out of the recent controversy with regard to the mysterious manner in which Mrs. Lottie King, mother-in-law to Mrs. King, came to her death. Less than a year ago, and shortly after the death of Mrs. Lottie King, the coroner investigated the case and testimony was given before a jury, full details of which appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle at that time. The jury brought in a verdict which held John Cheeseboro to await the action of the grand jury. Cheeseboro was confined in the county jail at Lyons several months, after which he was indicted. When the case came to trial the evidence against him not being strong enough to convict him of the charge of being the cause of Mrs. Lottie King's death, he was acquitted. Cheeseboro has been living with Mrs. Nellie King since his release from custody. It is thought that the communication originated with the residents of the community, who, it appears, are very indignant, and speak about the matter in strong terms. How the matter will terminate remains to be solved. The residence of Mrs. King has received a heavy coat of bluing from the hands of some unknown marauders.

The jewelry store of E. E. Bates, of Palmyra, was closed by the sheriff, Saturday noon, and will be sold May 2nd. This action caused much surprise at Palmyra as it was supposed that Mr. Bates was doing a large business. Poor collections are given as the reason.

A judgment roll upon failure to answer was docketed in the Wayne county clerk's office at Lyons Saturday by Hopkins & Converse, of Palmyra, as attorneys for Mina P. Bates against Edwin E. Bates. Suit was brought upon two promissory notes and interest owned by the plaintiff and judgment docketed for $1,099.51 damages and 20.14 costs.

Mrs. Jester Holbrook, of Rose, attempted suicide Friday evening by swallowing a quantity of paris green. Mr. Holbrook returning from work at about 5 o'clock, found his wife lying upon a couch with a teacup half full of paris green lying on the floor. She had not as yet lost consciousness, and in answer to his inquiry if she had been taking that poison, she answered that she had only taken a little. Dr. Wischell was called and had to inject remedies in her arm, her jaws being set. She regained consciousness at 4 o'clock Saturday morning and it is now thought she will live. No motive can be given for her action.

From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1895

I. L. Wright of Rose is to be congratulated on the arrival of an eleven pound boy.

Mrs. M.J. Tremper passed Sunday in Newark, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. Dyke.

Mrs. D. H. Devoe, who was stricken with paralysis last week, has so far recovered as to be able to walk.

H. D. Traver has leased his interest in the Fairport Flour Mills to E. C. Wood, who will now conduct the business.

The marriage of Cyrenius Stickles of Livingston, Columbia county, and Miss Antoinette Platner of this place was solemnized at the home of the bride's brother in Clyde, Monday, January 7th, 1895 at 10 A. M. Rev. J. C. Mead officiating.

The Hunters' House on Seneca River, a few miles east of Savannah, was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon last. The fire broke out during the absence of the proprietor. The Home was originally built by O. Helmer and J. M. Streeter some twenty years ago. It was added to some seventeen years ago. Later John Nichols, of Syracuse brought his house from the bridge and added it to the Home, thus making a large and commodious abiding place for hunters from all sections. The loss is estimated at $1,--- with no insurance. The Home will be rebuilt on modern plans.

From The Knights of Columbus in Peace and War, by Maurice Francis Egan and John B. Kennedy, Volume II. Knights of Columbus: New Haven, Connecticut. Copyright 1920. Page 245. The book doesn't say if the men were members of the K. of C. when they entered the service, or were members of the Newark Council as of 1920 who'd served during WWI.

The Knights of Columbus Roll of Honor

"Below, without any designation of rank - be they officers or enlisted men, is presented the roster of the Knights who served with their country's colors in the war. ... But whether in the trenches, on the seas, or in the camps at home, all did their duty."

"It is a striking coincidence that the first American to fall in the war was a Knight of Columbus and that the last American to fall was also a Knight, and that the first man to win the Distinguished Service Cross was a Knight."

NEWARK COUNCIL NO. 897 - Newark, New York

Bradley, Benjamin A.
Buck, Charles R.
Buck, Harold S.
Buck, Thomas E.
Burns, Thomas E.
Bushnell, Thomas D.
Crowe, Arthur P.
Dickson, J. E.
Dion, Levi
Dion, William
Donaher, William H.
Finnegan, John F./E.(?)
Guy, William
Hayes, William E.
Horn, Emmett W.
Kriel, Frank
Lemmens, Jacob T.
McGavern, Joseph T.
Martin, Augustus B.
Morrisey, John A.
O'Connell, William D.
Roche, Vincent S.
Shannon, Edwin S.
Van Detto, Alexander
Van Waes, August

New 12/27/10 Thank you to Darwina, coordinator of Ontario Co. NYGenWeb, for her kind contribution of 5 articles from Ontario County NY newspapers!

From Geneva Gazette, 1 March 1850

Married, in this village, on Thursday last, by Rev. O. Ackley, Mr. Stephen B. Roney to Miss Edith T. Dennies, both of Arcadia.

From Geneva Gazette, 19 April 1850

Married, in Newark, Wayne Co., on the 3d inst., by Rev. D. S. Chase, Russell M. Howard, Esq., of Durhamville, Oneida Co., to Miss Emeline A. Morse, of the former place.

From Geneva Gazette, 11 October 1850

Married, in Orleans, Ontario county, on the 3d inst., by the Rev. William Everett, Norman Lapham of Palmyra to Amanda, daughter of Jesse Everett, Esq., of New York.

From Ontario County Times, 19 January 1876

We noticed a few weeks since the elopement of Miss Kittie Hilliard, the daughter of a well-known citizen of Palmyra, with a married scoundrel named Bennett, who had abandoned a young wife and several children in Albany. The guilty couple were pursued and after a long search discovered in Cincinnati. It is thought probable that the wretch would have abandoned the ruined girl within a short time and he not been found, as he had not a cent in his pockets when arrested.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger, 6 December 1876

A young man named Andrew Goldsmith, twenty-four years of age, committed suicide at the residence of his father, in Palmyra, last week Sunday. He procured a common hitching rope and went up the road, westerly from the house, up on a high hill and climbed a wild cherry tree. He fastened one end of the rope securely around his neck, and then jumped off into eternity. Temporary insanity is assigned the cause for the deed.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, July 28, 1903

Mr. Field's Condition.

Clyde, July 27.- Willard N. Field, a prominent undertaker of this village, who is still suffering from a compound fracture of his right leg, caused by falling from a stool the 4th of this month while engaged in picking cherries, is at present in a critical condition from heart trouble.

Maple Grove Cemetery
FIELD Willard N. 1848-1915

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, October 30, 1903

Remains Brought to Clyde.

Clyde, October 29- The remains of Robert Redder, who committed suicide in Lyons jail last Tuesday evening, were brought to Clyde last evening and taken to the residence of his father, Frederick Redder, on Meadow street.

Maple Grove Cemetery
REDDER Robert 1861-1903

From the Oswego Daily Times, February 1, 1897

Wayne County News

Sodus, Jan. 29.-

Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Riley R. Merchant in Sodus Center, occurred the marriage of their only daughter, Miss Lizzie Merchant to Franklin B. Powell. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Hoyt of the Presbyterian church. The attendance was very large and the happy couple were the recipients of a large number of costly and elegant presents.

Lyons, Jan. 30.-

A company of Cuban volunteers has been raised in the little hamlet of Lock Berlin, three miles east of this village, the company consisting of seven officers and fifty men. The company drill regularly three times a week and have suits of a dark brown color with navy blue caps and white belts. Taken altogether the company is composed of a soldierly looking lot of men. Major Darius Dunbar, an old veteran, organized the company and is conducting the drilling. The company is commanded by Captain C. C. Heacox, a veteran of the civil war.

The recently elected officers of the Lock Berlin Methodist Episcopal church society are: President, C. Albert Goetzman; vice president, Mrs. William T. Jordan; secretary, Loren N. Gilbert; committee on sociables, Mrs. John Stewart, Mrs. Charles A. Parmington and Mrs. Mary A. Stevens.

From the Utica Weekly Herald, January 18, 1870

In Palmyra, January 12, 1870, by Rev. Richard Dunning, Mr. ---- DUNNING of Utica, N. Y., to Miss FRANCES M. BEADLE, Daughter of M. D. Beadle, Esq. of Palmyra. No cards.

From the Newark Union Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1917


Charles T. Bloomer, Newark, Paper box, May 30, 1916
John P. Goossen, Palmyra, Agricultural machine, Aug. 22, 1916
John W. & J. Haywood, Newark, Friction transmission gearing, March 21, 1916
Herman E. Whiting, Palmyra, Primer for gas-engines, Feb. 8, 1916
John F. Wride, Sodus, Can labeling machine, July 18, 1916

From The Lake Shore News, July 14, 1921


Savannah, July 16 (sic).-

Editor Walter Clark Gilbert, of the Savannah Times, was married on Saturday evening, July 2, at Williamson, to Miss Adelaide Henrietta Getty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Getty. Mrs. Gilbert has been a teacher in the Newark high school where Mr. Gilbert formerly lived. Their honeymoon was passed in the Catskills, and they are now at home in Savannah.

Mrs. M. J. Wells, of Akron, N.Y., is visiting her son, Floyd Wells.

Glenn Harmon, of Albany, spent a few days with his parents last week.

Dorothea Stewart, of Syracuse, is the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. B. F. Gage.

Master Elmer Traver, of Buffalo, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. F. Wells.

Miss Ruth Brooker left for Philadelphia, Pa., on Wednesday to do Americanization work among the Italians and Syrians of that city.

Miss Lillie West and Miss Helen Wilsey left on Monday for Geneseo, where they will attend the summer school.

The New York Central bridge foreman, F. E. Sullivan, with his gang resumed work on the Seneca river bridge on the West Shore last week. The gang has been laid off and boarding in cars stored at Savannah since February.

Mrs. Bertha Crandall, of Auburn, is visiting relatives in town.

Albert Petrosino spent last week in New York and attended the Dempsey-Carpenter fight.

C. G. Wood is very seriously ill, with little hope of recovery. He is under the care of Dr. Allen, of Clyde.

Mrs. George Carroll, of Rochester, and Frank Carroll, of Colorado Springs visited at the home of R. S. Giddings last Thursday.

North Wolcott, July 13.

Walter Mack has sold his farm here to a party from Jefferson county.

Charles, George and Edward Wolven and families attended the Wolven family picnic at Dell Wolven's, near South Butler, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Younglove spent over Sunday at the former's cottage at Larkin's Island.

W.W. Neal and family took Charles Gay back to his home at Hammondsport, Sunday.

Miss Golda Roberts and Miss Luella Neal are among those of about here, who have been suffering from heat prostration.

Mrs. Harriet Brewster and daughter, Doris, are visiting their cousin, Mrs. R. Vrooman, of Herkimer.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shinebarger are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Vought spent the day recently with Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Roberts.

Mrs. Morrissey and three children, of Hornell, are spending some time with her mother, A. B. Shinebarger, and family.

Mrs. S. S. Lucy and children are visiting her people at Ilion.

Walter Reed, Jr., spent a week recently with relatives near Auburn.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver have been entertaining relatives from Auburn.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buckman, of Wolcott, and a cousin from Rochester were guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Robertson, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Field and daughter, Marjorie, spent Sunday with Mrs. N. J. Field, it being her 75th/76th(?) birthday. She received many cut flowers and cards from friends who wished her a happy day.


Mrs. Allen Calkins, who has been so seriously ill, is slowly improving.

Ernest Campbell, of Rochester, was a recent caller on old friends and neighbors here.

W. H. Calkins, of Clifton Springs, spent Monday night with his mother.

Onions and other kinds of vegetation are suffering from the drought.

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Moore and son, of Rochester, were guests over the Fourth of the latter's mother and brother, Mrs. Moore remaining for a time.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merrell and their father, William Caywood, were callers here recently.

Latest Local News.

Mrs. E. H. Reed continues to improve. It is not believed that it will be necessary to retain the trained nurse more than a week longer.

Mrs. Charles Mills is visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Terpening. Her husband also was here early this week, but was forced to return to his home in Arkansas, his vacation being used up.

Ray Mills, of Sodus, brought his brother, E. W. Mills, here for a brief call Tuesday evening. Ed came down to Buffalo to act as timer at the circuit races, and has already started back for his home in California.

Mrs. Karl T. Soule, of Rochester, with her two children and two maids, is visiting her mother, Mrs. G. H. Northup. Karl is expected here today, with a friend, on his way to the Adirondacks.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, March 27, 1894, page 4

The following pathmasters have been apointed (sic) for the town of Williamson for the ensuing year: Levi Holland, John Boss, Charles Chapman, Jacob King, J. Vanderboegh, Peter Mogray, Isaac Peck, Abram Wagonmaker, Frank Welmesfelder (sic; Wemelsfelder), Christopher Kussie, Peter Mullie, Arthur Shipley, Marenus Brasser, A. J. Lackner, John Debot (sic; DeBott), Orrin Cole, John Yeomans, Cornelius Plassche, Henry Poor(?), Harvey Parslow, Anthony Du Burke, Myron Adams, William Wager, David Verbridge, John Orabaker, Isaac Fryne (sic; Frine), Frank Adams, Lewis Mayeu, A. Thompson, Abram Amelee (sic; Ameele), Charles Smouten, Charles Pease, C. B. Hoagland, M. M. Eddy, W. W. Tuttle, Isaac Collier, D. F. Russell, D. C. Hance, Peter Van Amelee (sic; Ameele), Jacob Collier, John Vanderhinst, Oliver Atwell, Jacob Contant, Jacob Dupoint, John Shepherd, John Eaton.

The following pathmasters have been appointed by the highway commission at Savannah: H. M. Olmstead, John E. Severence, Josiah Talstead (sic; Halstead), Milan Sherman, Oliver G. Secor, Calvin Mead, Jr., Edward Earley, Frank Cobb, Mrs. W. G. Soule, George Anderson, Clarence Reed, Russell Searle, Frank Wood, Henry Dunham, Jerry Dunham, William Calkins, Charles Reed, H. C. Rising, George D. Springstead, William H. Carnecross, William Holdridge, Charles Hoad, George Westcott, C. A. Braymer, James Purdy, Adam Secor, Younglow Hadden (sic; Younglove), William McGonigal, Ezra Van Duyne, E. M. Farrand, Charles Pramer (sic; Parmer), J. D. Wood, H. O. Baggerly, Isaac T. Farrand, Edward Murray, Charles Nichols, Ambrose Holdridge, John Messner, George Smith, William Beare, Daniel Ackerman, B. Frank Gage, Marvin L. Beadle, Baxter Andrews, Andrus Vorsce (sic: Vorce), Delbert R. Spoor. The highway commissioners are George Farrand, John H. Newton and Ebenezer Harrington.

From the Newark Arcadian Gazette, unknown date in November 1888


Mr. Turnsmith has taken a permanent boarder; a nine pound boy.

Mr. Ostrander and family have returned from a week's visit in Batavia.

School commenced Monday for the winter term with Mr. Sturer and Miss Libbie Gillard for teachers.

John A. Beckwith, who has been sick several months remains about the same. He is eighty years old.

The Methodist church had a pleasant sociable at Cleon Markell's, on Friday evening of last week.

Mrs. Rooker of Lyons is spending a few days with her cousin, Mrs. A. D. Sheer.

The Board of Supervisors Begins it Session Well Officered.

At its session Thursday evening of last week, Henry R. Durfee of Palmyra was elected chairman and Glen C. Cone clerk. The following members constitute the Board:

Arcadia - Carlos A. Stebbins
Butler - Lyman Dratt
Galen - Alexendris Graham
Huron - Samuel Cosad
Lyons - Rolland A. Hubbard
Macedon - Henry J. Beese
Maron - Seth B. Dean
Ontario - Francis A. Aill (sic; Hill)
Palmyra - Henry R. Durfee
Rose - George Catchpole
Savannah - John A. Munson
Sodus - Aldice W. Brower
Walworth - Robert T. Ellison
Williamson - Lohn P. Bennett (sic; John)
Wolcott - Myron Wood

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