The typescripts of the several lists of deaths that took place in Wayne County in 1848 were donated to us by the Office of the County Historian to help you better formulate questions when visiting the society or ordering mail searches. We all hope these lists provide clues to ancestral location, surnames and perhaps a final death date. If you recognize anyone on this list, please drop a line to co-coordinator Martha (address on first page of this site) so it can be noted next to their listing.

As you scan the listings you'll see unusual spellings. They're not typos we've made but can be attributed to the original typist's interpretation of old handwriting, or assumptions made by the registrars of the deaths. If a spelling differs from that of your ancestral surname, or deaths didn't take place in the townships you thought your ancestors were from, don't pass them by. Jot them down...just in case. A date and location can be used to search in the 1850 census or the info may turn out useful to others searching your surnames.

During years 1847 - 1850 some New York State counties officially recorded information about births, marriages and deaths. Then they just stopped. Not all counties preserved this early information so each county, and township within it, must be taken on a case-by-case basis in making inquiries of societies. Required birth registration didn't start in New York State until 1880, over 30 years after the 1847 - 1850 events were recorded, and wasn't really enforced until 1900. New York State death registration wasn't required until just after 1900. Marriage certificates were issued in the 1860s but kept by the couple and written down by the person performing the marriage.

*** Official death certificates were not given for New York State in 1847.***

*** The coordinators have further info on the persons named below. Please contact the county historian's office with all questions.***

F. = Foreigner    N. = Native     M. = Married    U. = Unmarried


Jan 18 Emeline VanHorn U.N. Galen18 -Unknown
Feb 7Franklin GordonU.N.Galen4-Scarlet Fever
Feb 7Albert ClarkM.N.Galen31ShoemakerConsumption
Feb 14Emma P. HickoxU.N.Galen9 mo.-Inflamation of the Lungs
Feb 14Emma AllenM.N.Galen43-Typhus Fever
Feb 26Emma Augusta ClarkU.N.Galen1-Croup
Mar 2Hiram BarrickU.N.Galen3-Influenza
Mar 4Naomi PowellM.N.Galen24- Disease not known
Mar 7John HarperU.N.Galen28LabourConsumption
Mar 11Hannah VandenburghM.N.Galen58Farmers wifeBilious Fever
Mar 11Sarah Ann FergusenM.N.Galen21Farmers wifeDropsy on the Hart
Mar 12George McIntireU.N.-1 1/2-Dropsy on the Brain
Mar 27Abigal WatkinsN.Galen71WidowOld age
Mar 24Alexander RoyU.N.Galen18FarmerInflamation of the Lungs
See Note at end of listings.
Apr 4George CharlesU.N.Galen14-Disease of Mesenteric Gland
Apr 10Christina DeGolyerM.N.-22-Pureperal Fever
Apr 11Hariet TiplingM.N.Galen25-Unknown
Apr 17Mary LumbardU.N.Galen18-Inflamation of the Brain
April 17Polly PhilipsU.N.Galen28-Unknown
Apr 18Elizabeth McConnellyM.N.Galen44HousekeeperErysepelaz
May 1Mary Ann BeckerM.N.Galen18-Consumption
May 1William AustinU.N.Galen26LabourCongestive Fever
May 6Lydia LamoreauxM.N.Galen35HousekeeperNeuralagy
May 15Mariah GroskophU.N.Galen6 weeks-inflamation
May 12Mary CooperM.N.Galen21Farmers wifeConfined and died with son month
June 3Moses LongU.N.Savannah50LabourBillious Cholic
June 19Charles DeGolyerU.N.Galen3 months-Consumption
June 22not named (male)U.N.Galen1 week-Debility
July 1Julia GrowM.N.Galen21-Puerperal Fever
July 5James K. FamiliarU.N.Galen2-Unknown
July 16not named (male)U.N.Galen1 month-Debility
July 18Horace Reed Jr.U.N.Galen1-Measles
July 22Corwin Alanza LyonsU.N.Galen1- Cholera Infantum
July 1Robert T. IngersollU.N.Galen1 1/2-Scorpula
July 6Elvira Statira WellsU.N.Galen1 1/2-Whooping Cough
Aug 7Charles E. VanderbiltU.N.Galen1-Worms
Aug 16Ann FordM.N.Galen78-Old Age
Aug 11Hosea MeadM.N.Galen34-Palsy
Aug 11Ira HaleyU.N.Galen1-Inflamation of Bowels
Aug 19Ann Eliza EverhartU.N.Galen4-Croup
Aug 19George A. PicherU.N.Galen18FarmerBilious Chill Fever
Aug 22Alonzo H. DennisonU.N.Galen1 1/4-Bloody flux
Aug 23Jane NicholsU.N.Galen11-Died in a fit
Sept 1John WalterU.F.Galen1 day-Unknown
Sept 3John Hamden RomyneU.N.Galen5-Dysentery
Sept 4Charles WhittleseyM.N.Galen27FarmerBilious Cholic
Sept 5Ebenezer ChaseU.N.Galen85-Diarrhea; see notes at end of page
Sept 7Bahama RiceM.N.Galen70LadyDysentery
Sept 7Margaret NicholsM.N.Galen31Labours wifeBillous Fever
Sept 8Charles McLeodU.N.Galen26FarmerDiarrhea
Sept 12Mary J. HushU.N.Galen1 1/2- Inflamation on the lungs
Sept 12Lawsen HutchinsM.N.Galen29LaborerInflamation on the lungs
Sept 15Ira StrongU.N.Galen18-Inflamation on the lungs
Sept 15Levi ConklingU.N.Galen5-Scarlet Fever
Sept 17Peter WaldruffU.N.Galen1-Dysentery
Sept 17Margaret A. HammendU.N.Galen4 1/2-Consumption
Sept 27Mary Malissa ColburnU.N.Galen1 1/2-Whooping Cough
Sept 24James R. ClarkU.N.Galen3-Worms
Sept 28Oscar HammondU.N.Galen3-Dysentery
Sept 26Thomas Magee ArmitageU.N.Galen6-Bloody Flux
-Wm. H. LambU.N.Galen11-Scorpelaz
Sept 24James R. ClarkU.N.Galen3-Worms
Oct 8James McLeanU.N.Galen5-Bloody Flux
Oct 8George JuchetU.N.Galen2 months-Consumption
Oct 13Robert McLeanU.N.Galen2-Bloody flux
Oct 20Emma GoodchildU.N.Galen8-Drowned
Oct 22William JonesM.N.Galen47PotterHemerage of Stomach
Oct 28John WaldruffM.N.Galen82FarmerDropsy
Nov 6Hannah VanderbiltM.N.Galen41-Consumption
Nov 14Morgan L. JohnsonM.N.Galen35BlacksmithInflamation of the Stomach
Dec 1Matilda Ann DavisU.N.Galen2 3/4-Quinsy
Dec 26Sarah D. StegerU.N.Galen2 1/3-Inflamation Lungs
Dec 30Herman ShepardM.N.Galen48-Small Pox

The original list is on file at the Office of the County Historian, Lyons, NY.

Prepared by Co-coordinator Allyn Hess Perry

NEW 1/29/06   "Ebenezer CHASE who died Sept 5, 1847 in Galen was born Sept 18, 1759 in Freetown, Mass. He married Sarah SNOW January 21, 1783 in Richmond, RI. She was the daughter of Seth Snow and Desire West, and was born June 28, 1760. I'm not finding anything on a death date or place for Sarah Snow Chase and perhaps she died much younger than Ebenezer. I'd also like to be able to find Ebenezer's gravesite if known. I do have his lineage back to William Chase who settled in Freetown, Mass from England on one of the four ships of Winthrop's fleet abt 1628. I'm interested in more information on the Chase family - Ebenezer and Sarah Snow Chase are my father's ancestors!"

Evelyn Huff

From Town of Galen Editor, Patti Norton! "I am connected to the Alexander Roy listed here. From the tombstone he died at 1 year old though. The Galen Twp records list his age at death as 11 months 8 days- perhaps this was transcribed as 18? Any way, he is one of "mine.""

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