Part 10
Wayne County, N.Y.

Contributed by Allyn Hess Perry, from papers at the Office of the County Historian.

The Commercial Press was a monthly newspaper from Pultneyville, Town of Williamson. The Office of the County Historian has a small bundle of issues. A small part of the paper was devoted to Personal Items, listing various names of people from the area.

There is some fascinating reading about the Lake Ontario shipping trade in the 1860s, and neat ads for businesses from all over the place in these papers. There was quite a schedule of ships from Pultneyville to Charlotte to Toronto, naming ships and captains (the new ferry runs between Charlotte/Rochester and Toronto.) Not to be ignored in this paper are the railroad schedules, with stops in Palmyra, Oswego, Syracuse. And the Pultneyville & Palmyra Stage. "Leave daily at 6:45am - Arriving at 7:30pm connection at Palmyra with the N.Y.C.R. Road, Going West at 9:46a.m. and 4:20p.m. Going East at 11:20a.m. and 4:20p.m." The obits aren't detailed but give such an essence of the way life was. Spellings and misspellings are exactly as in the original paper.

Allyn Hess Perry
Co-coordinator, Wayne County NYGenWeb
July 2004

March 1865
April 1865
May 1865
June 1865
July 1865
August 1865


March 1865

-Married at the residence of Jane A. Higgins in Pultneyville on the 19th of February by W.S.Throop Esq., Mr. John V. Valquette of Buffalo, to Miss Frances Pollock of Newark.

"There are two hearts whose movements thrill

In unison so closely sweet;

That pulse to pulse responsive still,

They both must move or cease to beat.

There are two souls whose equal flow

In one calm stream so smoothly run,

That when they part! They part? Ah no!

They cannot part; These souls are one.


-James Case of Sodus, sold his personal property at Auction, Feb. 25.

-Homer Pulver, south of Pickleville, has sold his farm of 70 acres for $3500.

-Jacob Millham, south of the ridge, has sold his farm of 60 acres to Ezra Stewart.

-Richard Russell having sold his farm, disposed of his personal property at Auction Feb. 16.

-Thomas Morgan, of this place, arrived in town Feb. 23, his time of service in the army having expired.

-Dr. A.G. Austin and Wife, arrived home from Michigan a short time since, having been absent several weeks.

-Andrew J. Curtis has rented his farm on the east town line, and had an Auction to sell his personal property February 13.

-William Plyte, on the Salman Creek Road, has sold his farm of 60 acres to Daniel Wemesfelder - consideration $1900.

-Michael Elsworth of Ontario, was Married to Frances D. Beaty, Feb. 18, at the Hotel in this village, by the Rev. Mr. Landreth.

-Abram See of Marion, has sold his farm of 59 acre, to Mr. Culver - consideration $3000. Mr. S. we understand goes to Michigan.

-H. Brockhouse lost his house by fire on the evening of Feb. 9th. He had a partial insurance of $500 on the house, and $100 on clothing.

-W.S. Throop, Justice of the Peace of our village, has received from Govenor Fenton, the appointment of "Notary Public" for this locality.

-Dr. D.C. Higgins has returned home, with his age renewed, having been absent most of the winter on a visit to Newark and Kendal, N.Y.

-Elijah Eldridge of Marion, has sold his farm of 106 acres, to Roswell Harkness - consideration $6890. Mr. E. moves to Michigan in the spring.

-Byron J. (son of E.R. Woodhull) and Purser of the Steamer Ceres, running on the sounds and inlets of Virginia, has arrived home on a visit.

-John VanWinckle has rented his farm (the Stolp place west of here) to Charles Robison, and he will move in to the Parsonage house in this village.

-Robert S. (son of James Shipley) has arrived home on a furlough. He belongs to the Potomac Army, and has been in front of Petersburgh for some time.

-James H. Craggs has killed his large Hog; it weighed when dressed 725lbs., and brought over $131. We doubt whether a bigger hog can be found in our village.

-Wing Obrien of Sodus, has sold his farm of 30 acres, to William Sargent - consideration $1800. Mr. O. moves on to the farm bought of Joseph Mason, west of here.

-Capt. H.N. Throop has been appointed the General Manager of the "Gordon Run," and the "Hickory Creek" Oil Associations, at a meeting held in Syracuse February 6th.

-Capt. R. Smith and Wife, of Oswego, have been in town for several days, and left for home February 28. He has bought a house and lot in this village, and will move here in the spring.

- W.Y. Brown of Frankford, Herkimer Co., N.Y. has purchased the "Palmyra Hotel," and has taken possession. He is a wide a wake fellow, and will be well liked by the travelling public.

-"Hod" Barnard of Utica will please accept our thanks for a copy of the "Utica Observer," containing an account of the reception and departure of two public functionaries from the western part of this state.

-Capt. H.N. Throop has so far recovered from his injuries, occasioned by being thrown from his cutter, that he has been able to ride out, and will soon begin to put the Steamers in readiness for another seasons business.

-Lyman L. Coleman, residing a few miles east of here, offers his Steam Saw Mill for sale cheap. He will dispose of the property in lots to suit the purchasers. For further particulars please address him by mail to Sodus, Wayne Co., N.Y.

-Joseph Gazlay has sold his farm, the one formerly owned by Hiram Gallup, consisting of 106 acres, to Richard Pellister - consideration $5300. Mr. G. Took the William Granger farm for part payment, and has sold it since, consisting of 65 acres, to Joshua Baker, of Sodus, - consideration $2470.

-Samuel Knight of this village, is now prepared to furnish Stencil Plates for marking Clothing, Books, Cards, &c. Full particulars and impressions showing different designs, both plain and ornamental sent by mail on receipt of stamp to prepay postage. Address Samuel Knight, Pultneyville, N.Y.

-Richard E. Wilbur has just returned home from "Oildom", he says they have struct a 50 barrel well at the mouth of "Gordon Run," at Tidioute, and it is only about 140 feet deep.

-Holmes Hutchinson Esq., of Utica, and a Director of the Ontario Steamboat Co.," died at his residence very suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Mr. H. was 70 years of age, and an active and energetic man, prompt in all of his business relations, polite and gentlemanly to all, he won the confidence and respect of all who knew him.


April 1865

-Thomas Craggs was presented March 3, with three triplet calves all of a color.

-Joseph Gazlay had his Auction at his residence on the plank road, March 15.

-John Sheffield had an Auction March 17th, and has since left for Buffalo.

-Joel W. Norton has rented his farm to Mr. James Wake, and had his Auction March 16.

-Chauncey Stephens of Ontario, has sold his house and lot to Daniel Jennings for $2000.

-Charles P. Moody closed a Chattle Mortgage at Auction March 30, two miles north of Alton.

-Reynolds' Flouring Mill, at Sodus Centre, was destroyed by fire Thursday night March 16.

-John P. Bennet of this town has been appointed Deputy Provost Marshall for this county.

-Joseph Anthony has sold his farm, consisting of 40 acres, to Adrian Deright - consideration $2400.

-Hon. William H. Rogers will please accept our thanks for a copy of the "Red Book," received.

-P.W. Tinklepaugh of Sodus Point, lost his Wife Thursday March 16, and was buried at this place the 18th.

-Joseph Mason sold his personal property at Auction March 28, and will leave soon for Port Huron, Mich.

-William Barnhart of Ontario, has sold his farm of 40 acres to Nathan K. Pound - consideration $1400.

-Elisha Chapman has purchased part of the John Harrison farm, of John P. Pallister - consideration $575.

-Lorenzo Fish, P.M., of this village, has purchased the Thomas Williams property in this village - consideration $800.

-James M. Wake living in the S.E. part of the town, has sold his farm of 100 acres to Mr. Pratt - consideration $5500.

-A.A. Cornwall has purchased J.H. Gloyd's residence in this village, and will take possession April 1 - consideration $1000.

-Adrian Copeyon has sold his farm in the west part of the town, consisting of 35 acres to Abram Coon - consideration $1750.

-Abm. Debrine of Joy, having been drafted into the U.S. Army, will close out his personal property at Auction April 1st.

-John Brown, residing on the ridge road about three miles west of the Corners, sold personal property at Auction March 20.

-David S. Mack - son of Benj. Mack, Ontario, has returned home on a thirty days furlough, having been a prisoner of war over five months in Dixie.

-Thomas Northen, residing near the Centenary Chapel in Sodus, sold his personal property at Auction, March 25. He has since been drafted in the the U.S. Service.

-David L. Boyd was married to Miss Emaretta Fleming - daughter of William Fleming of our village - Thursday, March 16, by the Rev. Armon Spencer.

-T. Scott Ledyard of this place, offers to all those who wish to plant an orchard, a good variety of Fruit and Ornamental trees, as he wishes to discontinue the nursery business.

-Jacob Milham has sold his farm to James M. Wake and Jacob D. Pearsoll, consisting of 144 acres - consideration $9,000. His Auction took place March 29.

-James A. Stoutenburg living on the east town line, has sold his farm consisting of 125 acres to Geo. Tummonds - consideration $5000; his Auction came off April 1st.

-Mrs. Hannah Hanby on the east town line, has sold her farm of 70 acres, to Jacob Cole for $2660; she has since bought the Rickman property in this village.

-Joshua Granger of this village was appointed by the N.Y.C.R. Road Co., to take charge of the Rochester rail road bridge that was carried a way by the late freshet, and came shore at this place.

-Capt. Alfred Wakley of our town, and foreman of Government Carpenters at Barracks No. 1 Elmira, N.Y. has been presented with a Silver Watch and Chain, with appropriate inscriptions as a testimonial of regard from the men in the shop.

-Byrum J. Woodhull has returned home having been in the U.S. Navy for the past year. He will be found after April 3, at his old quarters in John Reynolds' store, where he will be pleased to see all of his old friends again.

-Charles E. Havens is intending to go to the Oil Region.

-Capt. H.N. Throop, Sup't. of the "Ontario Steamboat Company," left for Charlotte Mar. 28, to commence putting the Steamers in readiness for another seasons business. The Tri-Weekly line will commence about the middle of May, and the Daily line about the middle of June.

-Mr. Anderson of Rochester, lost in the late freshet about $4,000 of Tallow that was swept over the falls and came ashore in the vicinity of his place. Mr. A. has been here to look after it.


May 1865


The funeral obsequies of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States was held at Williamson Corners on Wednesday, April 19th. The weather was fine, and the crowd being so large they were obliged to hold an out door meeting. The speakers on the occasion addressed the crowd from the balcony over Hinolf & Todd's Store. Seats were arranged in the street and on the steps of the Hotel, while others were seated in their carriages on either side. The following programme was the order of the day.

Capt. Ethel M. Allen Marshal of the day. Assistant Marshals, J.P. Bennet, C.E. Hooker, T. Scott Ledyard.

Benj. Nichols Flag Bearer. Assistant Flag Bearers, J. Millham, L.S. Cuyler, M.H. Bennett, T. Morgan, D. Boyd, J.B. Seeley.

Committee of Arrangements, B.J. Hance, A.G. Auctin, J.D. Pearsall, L. French, P. Allen, A.A. Cornwall, S.C. Cuyler, H. Auchampach, S.S. Poppoino, C.P. Bennett, B. Nichols, J.M. Hinolf, C.G. Richards, F.P. Rogers, H. Tracy, H. Harden, B.P. Peer, J.H. Powers, J.M. Reynolds, J. VanWinkle.

Speakers, Rev. J. Landreth, Rev. J. Goodspeed, Rev. A. Spencer, Rev. A. Staples, Hon. S.C. Cuyler.

Commanders of Artilery, Horace Nash, Robert Smith.

Signal Officers, Benjamin Nichols, S.S. Poppino.

The procession was formed in front of the Presbyterian House at 11 a.m., and marched to the place of meeting in the following order, 1st, Flag Bearers, 2nd, Martial Music, 3rd, Committee of Arrangements, 4th, Pall Bearers, 5th, Speakers, 6th, Choir, 7th, Ladies 8th, Gentlemen.

The following was the order of exercises, 1st, Prayer by Rev. J. Goodspeed, 2nd, Music by the Choir, 3rd, Address by Rev. J. Landreth, 4th, Music by the Choir, 5th, Speaking by Rev. A. Staples, 6th, Speaking by Hon. S.C. Cuyler, 7th, Prayer by Rev. A. Spencer, 8th, Music by the Choir, 9th, Benediction by Rev. A. Spencer, 10th, Music by the Choir.

By a request of the Committee all schools and places of business were closed.


The Nation was startled from its slumbers on Saturday morning, April 15th as the lightening flashed along the wires from one extreme of our continent to the other the account of the bloody assasination of Abraham Lincoln, Chief Magistrate or our Republic while he was at Ford's Theatre in Washington on the evening previous, by the hands of J. Wilks Booth, the assasin. A great and noble man has fallen: great - for he was magnanimous in all his dealings with traitors in rebellion against our government, and acted up to his highest convictions of justice and right; noble - for he was free, generous and liberal in the mode of their punishment. While the whole country deeply lament the loss of so good a man, and just as the rebellion was giving under by preasure brought against it, we are not left alone without a Pilot; for there arises in the distance a personage whose character and disposition reminds us of the former statesman who was once our Chief Magistrate, and when his proclamations went forth in the language of "by the eternal" every one knew what it ment. So will it be in the future, support the government and we will be carried through this terrible rebellion in safty, and freedom will reign triumphant throughout our fair domain.


-R.A. Moses returned home from the Oil Regions April 14th.

-A.H. Baker has leased David Gorden's farm for three years. David will work at his trade as mason.

-Asa H. Stoddard of Cooper, Mich. Will please accept our thanks for a list of new subscribers for the paper.

-Amasa Wooley Agt. Of "Ontario Steamboat Co." at Toronto, was in town April 6th, and left the 7th.

-Joseph Mason has arranged his affairs here and left for Mt. Clemmans, Mich. April 24th where he intends to reside.

-Austin Cross of Rochester arrived in town April 5th and left for home the 8th, stopping while here at Hon. S.C. Cuylers.

-R.R. Mount and wife of this town died of Malignant Erysipelas. The former was buried April 21st, the latter the 14th.

-Paymaster W.W. Woodhull of the U.S. Navy will please accept our thanks for a copy of the "Richmond Evening Whig" received.

-John W. Allen of Mich., son of the late Jeddiah Allen of Sodus, was in town April 5th, and returned the 14th.

-Capt. J.H. Ledyard, wife and child arrived in town April 6th, stopping while here at Samuel Ledyards.

-Mrs. Wm. Granger formerly of this town, moved to Osseo, Mich. Some time ago, and died April 18th, aged 76 years.

-Capt. James T. Holling left for Charlotte April 25th to put the Schr. Rival in seadiness for an other season's business.

-The Schr. John J. Hill, Capt. J.S. Todd, cleared from this port April 19th, for Toledo. She is the first vessel out of this harbor.

-Capt. William Leaver of the Schr. Alfred Allen has fitted out and left our harbor for Cleavland April 25th with a quantity of potatoes.

-R. Reynolds left for New York April 26th to lay in a stock of goods in the shape of Cloths, Cassimeres and gents furnishing goods also Boots, Shoes &c.

-William Waters' property was disposed of at auction at the Hotel in this village on Friday, April 14th. It was all bid in by the heirs of the estate.

-Capt. John Palmer, of the firm of Palmer & Albright of this village, has been confined to his house for several days with Rheumatism.

-John Reynolds has "Chevalier's Life for the Hair." Those having grey hair should try it as it will restore it to its original color without fail. It is warrented.

-R. Reynolds, D.V. Lacy and Chauncy Burn have just returned from the Oil Regions of Pennsylvania and report every thing encouraging for the season to come.

-Giles B. Stebbins spoke at the Union Church in this village Friday evening, April 21st. Subject "The death of President Lincoln, its lesson of duty and danger to us."

-E.R. Woodhull offers his house and lot for sale situated in this village and occupied by D.S. Beardsley. For particulars enquire of him at his residence on the lake road.

-Mrs. E.A. Moses has returned from Rochester and will carry on the Millinery business again at her old stand near the church, where she will be pleased to see her old friends.

-Capt. E.H. Todd loaded his vessel with the iron consisting of 17 1-2 tons, taken from the Rochester Rail Road bridge that was washed ashore at this place, and carried it to Charlotte April 25th.

-Warren Chase of Illinois, spoke to the inhabitants of this village on Sunday, April 23rd. The discourse in the afternoon was on the death of President Lincoln. In the evening on the subject of Spiritualism.

-Frank A. Morley, son of Hon. Horace Morley of Sodus Point, N.Y., is in the office of Munn & Co., solicitors of Patents, 37 Park Row, N.Y. He will please accept our thanks for a copy of the "Scientific American" received.

-Jacob D. Pearsall, Assistant Assessor for this district, request that all persons report their income for 1864 to him on or before the first Monday in May, also report Carriages, Gold Watches, Musical Instruments, Billiard Tables &c.

-Capt. H.N. Throop Supt. Of the "Ontario Steamboat Co." will start a Tri-Weekly Line between Toronto, Charlotte, Oswego, Sacketts Harbor, Kingston, Ogdensburgh and Montreal, touching at the intermediate ports, on Monday, May 1st, commencing on the downward trip from Charlotte. See advertisement on our first page.

LATER - As we go to press we learn that the line will not be in perfect running order until Monday, May 8th. The Cataract will leave Charlotte on the downward trip Monday, May 1st, and the Ontario will join the line the following Monday.

-E.W. Hill of Sodus Point has been suffering the past three months with Inflamatory Rheumatism, but we are glad to learn is now recovering.


June 1865


-H.W. Fish and wife, editor of the "New Orleans True Delta," are in town stopping with his father, Isaac Fish. We understand that they will remain in this section some time, he having purchased a fine farm southeast of Williamson Corners when here last fall.

-Robert Smith of Williamson has traded his house and lot for the Bradly farm. Mr. B. will move to the village, and Mr. S. will move on the farm.

-Daniel Jennings has sold his house and lot in this place, known as the Dearlove property, to Mrs. Scott of Lyons - consideration $1000.

-A. Holling of this place, and Orrice Smith of Sodus are the administrators of E.W. Lawrence's estate. The personal property will be sold at auction June 7th.

-G.C. Borridale formerly of the "Franklin House," Clyde, has purchased the "Graham House," Lyons, and has taken possession.

-Marshall, son of Thomas King of Ontario, was burried Sunday, May 21st. He belonged to the 8th N.Y. Cavalry, and was wounded in the shoulder at or near Dinwiddie Court House, Va.



Isaac was reading to his mother the head lines of one of the telegraphic colums of the Express of Tuesday last, and when he came to "Jeff Davis to be Confined in Fort Lafayette," the good old lady threw up her hands, exclaiming: "Laws-a-me! I know that he wore petticoats, but I didn't think that would happen to him! Well, well; the Confederacy is comin' to pieces!" The old lady returned her knitting and Isaac his reading.

-Death of a very Old Maid - One of the Big trees in Calaveras Grove, Cal. Known as the "Old Maid" fell down a short time since. The "old lady" says a California paper, "was about twelve hundred years of age, and had attained the hight of one hundred and twenty-five feet, and was thirty feet across the butt."


This distinguished arch traitor, who was once President of a once called Southern Confederacy and who was, when captured, disguised in petticoats, hoop skirt and a night cap, and passing for the mother of Mrs. Jeff Davis, was one of the most ridiculous and foolish performances ever attempted by man or woman. He had no doubt read or seen played "Cinderilla and the Glass Slipper," and had investigated how to change the apparel in a moment by the magic wand. He now resides at Fortress Monroe guarded by soldiers, and when the proper time comes "Unkle Sam" will pull off his military boots to see if the slipper will fit his foot on the charges preferred against him, as being a traitor to his country, and having been implicated in the assassination of our late lamented President Lincoln.


-Charles H. Hill was in town Sunday, April 30th.

-Harmon Feller sold off his personal property at auction May 6th.

-Capt. H.N. Throop intends to have a Daily Line of Steamers running about the 12th of June.

-Richard Craggs and his son James are to sail for England in a few days to be absent a month or two.

-B.V. Ellis has been appointed Postmaster at Lyons, vice John Hano resigned. Mr. E. has taken possession.

-Capt. Thomas Roys' wife and son, arrived in town from New York May 25th to remain with her friends a short time.

-Capt. R. Smith's wife arrived in town by str. Cataract May 13th. She has taken up her residence in this place.

-Miss M.L. Cuyler of Aurora, N.Y. arrived in town May 18th to spend the summer months with her brother and family.

-Derastus Seely of this town lost his wife after a short illness of Malignant Erysipelas April 28th, and was burried the 29th.

-E.W. Lawrence of Sodus died May 3rd, and was burried the 5th. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss.

-J. Reynolds returned from New York May 11th and left for Titusville, Pa. The 15th to be absent ten or twelve days.

-Hon. Byram Green of Sodus lies very low, and is not able to leave his room. The prospect of his recovery is very doubtful.

-E.W. Capron, editor of the "West Branch Bulletin" Williamsport, Pa. Paid us a flying visit May 22nd, looking fine and feeling well.

-Mrs. Wm. H. Brown of Saratoga Springs has been in town on a visit to her sister, Mrs. John Malcomb, and returned home May 15th.

-Mrs. Geo. Hoot died at the residence of her son, Ambrose Hoot, in this village May 23rd and was burried the 25th. Her disease was consumption.

-Wm. Smelt the late proprietor of "Congress Hall," Lyons, N.Y. sold out his splendid Hotel to Joseph Pringle and Geo. Gould who took possession May 1st.

-Master James Walker has invented an instrument for cleaning lamp chimneys, and it surpasses every thing in simplicity. Won't this make the ladies laugh?

-P.M. Crandall, Collector of Customs for this district, will sell the liquor, boat and netts seized by Dept. Collector Cuyler, at this port, about the 18th of August.

-John P. Bennett of our town has declined the appointment of Excise Commissioner, tendered him by the appointing board. Mr. J.F. Packard the old Commissioner will hold over.

-J.W. Powers has received the appointment from the Sec. Of State as Eunumerator for taking the census of the 2nd Election Dist. Of this town, and will enter upon his official duties on Monday, June 5th.

-Stephen Tinklepaugh's store at Sodus Point was consumed by fire Tuesday night, May 23rd. The origin of the fire is a mistery. His loss is estimated at $2800, and was insured to the amount of $1800.

-Robert, son of James Shipley, arrived home May 4th on a thirty days furlough from Sec. E.M.Stanton for meritorious conduct at the battle of "Fire Forks" in capturing a rebel flag which he presented to Sec. Stanton.

-H. Auchampach and wife, and L.S. Cuyler and wife of this place left for Washington, D.C. to be present at the grand review of our troops which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23rd and 24th.

-Wm. F. Miller of this place has sold his house and lot, in the rear of the Union Church, to Philander B. Roys - consideration $1200. Mr. M. will sell his personal property at auction May 31st, as he intends to move to Titusville, Pa.

-P.W. Tinklepaugh has leased the "Johnson House" at Sodus Point. Sailboats, rowboats and fishing tackle are to be had for the accomodation of pleasure parties, also billiard tables and a piano forte are among the properties of the House.

-Mr. Butler of Marion has received the contract for carrying the mail between this place and Palmyra at $1 a year. Gates & Wicks, the present proprietors, will run a "Daily Express Line," and will make close connection with express trains east and west from Palmyra.

-Hon. S.C. Cuyler, Deputy Collector at this port, seized a quantity of liquor, a lot of fish nets and a small boat brought in from Canada by Lorenzo Whitney, proprietor of the Hotel in this village, on the night of the May 2nd, for the violation of the Revenue Law. The property has been prized and will be sold as prescribed by law.

-Died at Andersonville, Ga. June 28th, 1864 Daniel T. Grandine, ages 34 years. He enlisted in the 111th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Aug. 7th, 1862, and served his country faithfully until at the terrible battle of the Wilderness, on the third day he was taken prisoner. He was sent to Andersonville where he died a victim to rebel brutality......H.W.


July 1865

John M. Reynolds, Editor,

B.J. Woodhull, Publisher


-Capt. Morgan Wheeler of the tug "Fred B. Wheeler," of Oswego, brought a pleasure party to this place accompanied by the band of the 16th Reg't Mass. Vol. Stationed at fort "Ontario," May 30th. The party appeared to enjoy themselves hugely, and we were all delighted with the music discoursed on the occasion.

-Capt. J.H. Ledyard of the Steamer "Cataract" owing to an attack of Paralisis was obliged to leave his boat in charge of Capt. J.J. Morley. He was brought to this place on the "Cataract" June 16th. Hopes of his recovery are now entertained, although his case was considered critical at one time.

-H. Auchampach and wife returned home from Washington June 8th. While in Albany he was thrown from a carriage causing a dislocation of the ankle joint. He is now on crutches, but is improving. He is about getting out a patent for going down celler. It works to a charm when there is any rice pudding in sight.

-John Reynolds has been absent some time on business at Titusville, Pa., and Kalamazoo, Mich. He returned home May 30th, and has since been to New York to perfect the organization of "The New York Star Petroleum and Mining Co." The Scrip has been issued and will be forwarded to parties owning said stock in a few days.


-Memorial to Griffith M. Cooper of Waterloo Yearly Meeting of "Friends of Human Progress," adopted unanimously at their Fifteenth Annual Meeting, June 4th, 1865.

"Since our last meeting Griffith M. Cooper, a venerable man, ripe in wisdom and experience, who has been with us, at times in person, always in spirit and desire, has passed on to a higher life.

Through a long and varied career; as a Naval Officer, as a preacher of the Society of Friends, as a gardian of the Indians on the Catteraugus Reservation from the rapacity of speculators, (employed in the capacity by the society of which he was a member,) as an early and faithful advocate of Freedom, Peace and Temperance, as a reformer, stepping beyond the limits of sect, and transcending the bounds of arbitrary authority, he sought to be true to his own light.

His clear, and frank, and faithful word was ready in public or private for the best truth he knew and felt.

We offer this brief testimonial to the genial qualities, and manly virtues of a much-beloved friend, who, his course on earth well finished, has gone to meet those of his dear family "not lost but gone before.'"

-Once more we feel it our painful duty to chronicle the death of an other of the highly respected, justly esteemed youth of our village. The aged must die: the young, too often perish in their prime, when life is of its highest value, and its continuance most desired; leaving a sad and painful impression on the mind, the uncertainty of life, at any period of our existence. Eunice Allen, the eldest daughter of Alfred Allen Esq. Of this place, fell a victim to Consumption, after a protracted illness; which she bore with patient resignation and heroic fortitude: on the morning of the 5th of June 1865, in the 22nd year of her age. She was one of those fragile flowers that bloom for a brief season, scattering their fragrance around till all learn to love, and admire them; and then when most highly prized; wither away and are lost sight forever.

She was a rare exotic in the garden of the earth, that could not endure its bleak atmosphere, and therefore required transplanting in a more genial clime, in the garden above, where, we fondly hope, the brightest aspirations of her far reaching mind, may be realized. Her's was no common mind, to be satisfied with the dull routine of a ploding existence, or the giddy whirl of pleasures that so intoxicate the young and thoughtless; but one, whose eager thirst for useful knowledge, predominated over the allurements of pleasures, so eagerly sought by those of her age and opportunities. In this, she was cheerfully aided by her indulgent parents, till she was qualified to ornament any condition in society, to which she might be call'd to act, in after life.

Young, accomplished and intelligent, nature, and art, had lavished all their powers to make her amiable; and the graces of her mind and person, enabled her to retain the admiration she had gained, and secure the lasting respect of all that knew her. Virtue never found a fitter temple, nor modesty a fairer shrine. She was in the dawn of life, fragrant as the opening blossom, glittering with the dew of morning. No evil passions rankled in her gentle bosom, or disturbed the even pulses of her benevolent heart. She had not an enemy, for she wronged no one, in thought or deed. "None know her but to love her, none named her but to praise." Death is no respecter of persons; often, however, it seems to strike with invidious hand the fairest and the best. In this instance it is so, yet, we can no more than mourn her loss, and sympathise with the bereaved ones she has left behind, to lament her early doom. She left a father, mother and two sisters, with many other more, distant relatives; together with a large circle of friends to water with their tears the early grave of one they so reluctantly resigned to the grasp of Death.....H.


-J.H. Gloyd arrived home from Buffalo June 24th to stop a few days.

-E.R. Woodhull has a fine lot of pigs for sale. Give him a call.

-R.E. Wilber and Arnold Albright arrived home from Titusville, Pa. A few days since.

-Joseph Woodhull of Chicago, Ill., was married to Miss L.J. Rogers of Ashtabula, Ohio, at the former place, June 18th.

-D.V. Lacy and wife arrived home from Titusville, Pa. June 23rd, having been absent about two weeks.

-Mrs. Betsey Bush was married to Mr. Clever of Saratoga Springs June 15th. No cards.

-Albert and Jennie Pallister have been absent several days on a visit in Prattsburgh and vicinity, and arrived home June 16th.

-Richard Russell's wife died Monday, June 26 and was burried the 28th. Her disease was Consumption of the Lungs.

-John Hall of Sodus sold two turkeys for $1 each that have laid 125 eggs since April 1st, and are laying still.

-Richard Craggs was taken sick in New York while on his way to England and returned home. His son James went on alone.

-R.A. Moses has purchased the corner building formerly occupied by D.C. Higgins, and intends to open a cabinet ware room.

-G.C. Borradaile, of the Graham House, Lyons, is to have a festival Thursday, June 29th, at Tower's Hall. Music by a full Quadrille Band.

-Ansel A. Cornwall and T. Scott Ledyard are the Executors of the estate of R.R. Mount and wife. The auction will take place Wednesday, July 5th.

-E.W. and John J. Hill were in town on a visit June 20th. They left for Cooperstown the 26th, where they are engaged in building yachts for Peter Cooper.

-Glen Cuyler Ledyard of Chicago, Ill., will please accept our thanks for the carricature of the "Confederacy in Petticoats."

-Mrs. Norton Sheldon and her daughter Frank of Albion, N.Y., and Mrs. C.P. Moody of Williamson were in town June 16th.

-Peters Allen of Williamson is agent for "Hubbard's Harvesters" and Grain Drill. Those in want of them will please give him a call.

-Brown - the Mohawk Dutchman, proprietor of the Palmyra Hotel, was in town June 4th. He keeps a tip top house, and whoever stops with him once will again.

-Alanson Warner of Ontario, Wayne Co., N.Y. has invented a novel as well as a useful arrangement for equalizing the power applied to the driving wheels of mowing machines, fire engines, locomotives &c.

-Miss Mary Cornwall, daughter of A.A. Cornwall, arrived home from Washington, D.C. in company with L.S. Cuyler and wife June 1st, she having spent the winter with Dr. A.F. Sheldon's family.

-Elisha Garrison, proprietor of the Globe Hotel, Syracuse, keeps a tip top house. Persons visiting, or passing through that city, by giving him a call will be well attended to, and will ever after stop at his house.

-Edward Pallister was married to Mrs. Rowley, both of Williamson, by Rev. J. Landreth of this place Tuesday, May 30th. The new couple will please accept our best wishes for their future happiness.

-Eunice, daughter of Alfred Allen Esq. Of this place died of consumption June 5th, and was burried the 7th, aged 22 years. She was confined to her bed a long time and was willing to leave this world for a bright and a better one.

-John S. Rich, Marion, N.Y. is the authorized agent for the "Home Insurance Co." of N.Y. as well as other popular companies of the day, including several Life Insurance Co's. See his advertisement on our first page.

-Rev. Armon Spencer of Williamson is receiving subscriptions for a new book entitled "The Life, Public Services and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln" by Ex Gov. Raymond. He is the only authorized agent for this town. Price in cloth $3.50, in leather $4.00, 700 pages, to be ready about the middle of August.

-Gates & Wicks of Palmyra are giving their coach a thorough overhauling, and will be on the route July 1st. They will run a Daily Express Line between this place and Palmyra, making close connection with all express trains east and west from Palmyra. Thomas Quaif the gentlemanly conductor will run the route as formerly.


August 1865

-A deserved compliment was paid a worthy officer last week at Fort Reynolds, Va. Now garrisoned by the 4th N.Y. artillery. Major D.F. Hamlink, of that regiment, who sustained the loss of his right leg near the Southside railroad on the 31st of March last, while on a charge to gain possession of the White Oak road, was, a few days ago, made the recipient of a beautiful gold badge, set with diamonds, accompanied by a series of resolutions expressive of the esteem entertained for him by his brother officers. Major Lee, commanding the regiment, made the presentation in a neat speech. The resolutions are beautifully engrossed on parchment, and the names of all the commissioned officers of the regiment are attached. The badge is that of the 1st division of the 21st corps, to which the regiment belongs. Maj. Hamlink's name surmounts the badge, beneath which an eagle is perched on the trefoil, the whole being surrounded by an elegant wreath. On the reserve are the words, "Presented by the Officers of his Regiment." It is a fine specimen of workmanship, and of course, prized far beyond its intrinsic value.

The above was taken from the Washington Intelligencer of July 17th. Major Hamlink of this town was at one time connected with J. Reynolds' store. He went to Rochester in the spring of 1860, where he remained until the time of his enlistment, September 1st, 1861, since which time he has served his country faithfully.


Pultneyville, N.Y., July 26, 1865.

Mr. Editor:

It is with feeling of deep regret I announce through your colums, the death of another of the youth of our village. Samuel Knight, son of Rev. R.W. Knight, died on the morning of the 24th of July, 1865, in the 22nd year of his age. He was born in the town of Awasco, Cayuga Co., and came with his parents many years since to this place, when Samuel was a mere boy. As he increased in years, he steadily increased in the affections of all who knew him; indeed, he was universally beloved. As he ripened into manhood, and engaged in the more active duties of life, as his mind became unfolded and he mingled with the world, he evinced a more than ordinary character, for honesty of purpose, benevolence of heart, and conscientiousness of life. He had great respect for himself, for he always paid proper respect to his parents, his teachers, his employers, and all with whom he had intercourse.

His father and mother are happy in the indulgence of the fond hope that Samuel died in the triumph of the Christians faith, and has gone to rest in the Christians home, and I am sure (for I think I knew him) he was preeminently qualified and prepared to enjoy the society of the pure and virtious in the spirit land. He ever manifested such an unselfish and christ-like spirit, he was so strictly conscientious in all his conduct so devoted to the good of others, and so fully alive and sensitive to the claims of righteousness and truth, he can but be peaceful and happy in communion with God, and all the higher and elevated spirits that dwell in the bright world above. May the youth of our village who were his associates, and are now left behind him, live to prize his virtues, emulate his example, mourn his departure, and cherish his name and memory with grateful recollections.

The deceased leaves an aged father and mother, with an only sister who deeply feel his loss, as their hopes were centered in him as a support in their declining years.


-Mrs. Chas. Burghizer and child of Philadelphia, Pa., is in town on a visit to D.V. Lacy.

-Joshua Granger of this place is engaged in hauling oil from Pit Hole City, Pa., to Titusville, Pa.

-Alfred Allen, wife and daughter have been on a visit at Penn Yan, N.Y., and returned home July 24th.

-Capt. H.N. Throop is now repairing his vessel, the Rival. She will be ready to sail about the 12th of September.

-Mrs. Dr. A.F. Sheldon and daugh. of Washington, D.C., have been in town several days on a visit with her friends.

-Capt. E.H. Todd has got another fine lot of white fish from Canada, and are as good as was ever brought to this market.

-D.V. Lacy and Capt. A. Holling have struck a well on the McElheny, recently tubed, and now pumping twenty bbls. a day.

-R.A. Moses has opened a cabinet shop in this place and is prepared to furnish all articles in his line cheap. Readymade coffins always on hand.

-A. Cornwall, of the firm of Cornwall & Walton, of Alx. Bay, N.Y., was in town a few days since enroute to the oil regions of Pennsylvania.

-Mrs. Andrew Rasmus died at the residence of her father, Mr. Smith, in Williamson July 24th, and was buried the 26th. Her disease was consumption.

-Geo. A. B. Redfield of "Ayer's Hotel," Rochester can get up a better meal for $0.50 than other houses that charge $1.00. Try him once and be satisfied.

-Capt. J.H. Ledyard of the steamer Cataract, has so far recovered as to be able to go on board for a few trips, but is not strong enough to handle his boat.

-Harriet Robinson, wife of Charles Robinson, of this place died July 28th. Her disease was Chill Fever.

-Hon. S.K. Williams of Newark and John P. Bennett of Williamson are the applicants for the nomination of state senator from this Congressional District this fall.

-C.W. Nichols of Winona, Minn., will please accept our thanks for a copy of the "Winona Daily Republican." The poetry is good - can't you send us some more?

-Capt. Andrew Holling left for Pit Hole, Pa., July 11th, and intends starting a machine shop there. Mr. Job Ridgeway will take charge of it. He knows how to do it.

-Miss Nellie Jobsee, daughter of Arnold Jobsee of Ontario, died of Consumption July 25th, and was buried the 27th. Rev. James Gregg preached the funeral sermon.

-Hon. S.C. Cuyler, Deputy Collector at this port has made more seizures of whiskey in Ontario, and it was prized July 19th, by W.S. Throop and L.S. Cuyler of this place.

-Capt. Chauncy Fish, D. Fish, Gaious Roys, Frank Babbit, Grovener Chapman, Jacob Hiller, E. VanWinkle and John Fish of this place have been mustered out of the U.S. Army.

-William H. Crennell of Rochester has received the appointment of Collector of Customs for the District of Genessee, vice P.M. Crandall removed. He is a "tip top" fellow and will be well liked in his new position.

-John Reynolds has on hand about 500 sides of Calafornia Kips that are a superb lot, also about 500 sides of Harness Leather that is equal to, of not superior to any manufactured in the state. Orders are respectfully solicited.

-P.M. Crandall of Rochester, late Collector of Customs for the District of Genesee, has been appointed "Examiner of National Banks." He enters upon the duties of his office immediately. He will be thorough in his investigations, and all Banks that he finds violating the banking law in any respect will be dealt with ridgedly.


The bridges throughout our town are in a bad condition, and before we are aware of it the town will have to pay damages sustained by the traveling public. There is no use of having business done in such a slack way, and if the commissioners cannot be made to attend to this, put in those that will.


The Nazarites held a camp meeting in the woods of A. Sayles, near the Kenyon school house, on Saturday and Sunday, July 22nd and 23rd. The woods were swarming with people all day Sunday. The surrounding towns were well represented, and all seemed to enjoy themselves both inside and outside the ring.

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