Ontario, Marion, Galen and Lyons

The typescript of this list of deaths that took place in Sodus, Wayne County in 1850 was 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 1848.***

*** Neither the team who are assisting in preparing the township death lists nor the coordinators have further info on the persons named below. ***

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


January 13 Almira ALLEN M.N. Sodus 36 Housekeeper Erysipelas
January 18 Alvira GRANGER U.N. Sodus 17 Housekeeper Consumption
March 22 Stephen T. FAIRBANKS M.N. Sodus 55 Clothier Consumption
March 25 Frelove WAGER M.N. Huron 26 Housekeeper Worms
April 1 Diantha HALLET U.N. Sodus 6

April 10 Eliza Ann PETTEYS M.N. Sodus 27 ? Consumption
May 5 Cordelia VANDERBELT M.N. Sodus 30 ? Consumption
May 11 Walter KNAPP M.N. Sodus 55 Farmer Consumption
May 15 S.W. KITTREDGE U.N. Sodus 38 Housekeeper ?
May 26 Su E. BRUYNOOGE M.N. Sodus 38 Housekeeper Childbirth
May 26 John HALL U.N. Lyons 28 Shoemaker Consumption
June 4 David TORY M.N. Sodus 64 Farmer Consumption
June 15 Aldus CROTHERS U.N. Sodus 1
June 24 Abner KENT M.N. Sodus 90 ? Consumption
June 28 James CORWIN M.N. Sodus 66 Shoemaker Epileptic fit
July 26 Anna PULMAN M.N. Sodus 73 Housekeeper Consumption
July 4 Mary HALL U.N. Lyons 8mo.
July 12 Emma HARPER U.N. Sodus 10 Servent Scarlet fever
August 16 W. W. STOCKAND U.N. Sodus 2 1/2

August 23 J. FILKINS U.N. Sodus 1
Dropsy brain
August 27 Nacy H. COATS M.N. Sodus 28 Housekeeper Dropsy chest
September 1 Mary HURLBERT M.N. Sodus 22 Housekeeper Consumption
September 4 Thos. FORBS M.N. Sodus 64 Merchant Consumption
September 23 Hester VANDYKE M.N. Sodus 54 Housekeeper Inflamatory rheumatism
September 24 Nancy WILBER (Negro) Sodus 40 Housekeeper Effective hart
September 27 Walter MERCHANT U.N. Lyons 30 Farmer Consumption
October 10 Saml. J. STOW N. Huron ? ? Want of breath
October 14 Chas. PITCHER U.N. Sodus 28 Soldier Consumption
November 5 Ira MORGAN M.N. Sodus 67 Farmer Dropsy
November 9 S. W. MORSE M.N. Sodus 35 Farmer Conjestion of lungs
November 27 Geo. W. SNYDER U.N. Sodus 8mo.
Small pox
December 12 Jane CLARY M.N. Sodus 38 Housekeeper Palsy
December 22 John J. COATS U.N. Sodus 1

SODUS DEATHS: prepared by Carole DeCook of Rochester, CA

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Created: 3/20/99
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