Obituaries from Greene County Recorder and Greene County Republican

Obituaries from the
Greene County Recorder and
Greene County Republican
1829 - 1829

Catskill Recorder


 Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf from the original newspapers located at the Vedder Memorial Library.

January 1, 1829
In Clermont, on the 20th ult. In the 73d year of his age, the Hon. William Wilson, MD, formerly president of the Medical Society of the State of New York and for many years first Judge of the Common Pleas of Columbia Co.  

January 8, 1829

January 15, 1829
At Red Hook, Mrs. Garetta, consort of Jacob C. Elmendorph, Esq. 

January 22, 1829
In this village, on the 14th inst. Henry Ashley, aged fifty-one years. He was one of the earliest inhabitants of this place. Sincere in all his professions ardent in his attachment to the institutions of his country he was emphatically the noblest work of God an honest man. To his young family his loss is irreparable and society will find a void that will not soon be filled. 

January 29, 1829
In Danbury, Conn. on the 30th ult. Suddenly Mr. Orren Osborn, editor and proprietor of the Danbury Recorder, aged 30 

In Windham, on the 23rd inst. Willis, son of Jason Dickerman of North Haven, Conn., aged 17 years. 

In Philadelphia, Rev. John Chester, DD of Albany. 

February 5, 1829
In New Haven, Conn. on Monday the 26th ult. Doct. Nathan Smith, Professor in the Medical Institution of Yale College and one of the most distinguished physicians and surgeons in the United States, aged 66. 

February 12, 1829
In Hudson, on Saturday the 31st ult. in the 77th year of his age, Doctor Moses Younglove. In the loss of this aged patriot there is much to grieve for, and much to rejoice in. Grief that his fellows are to lose forever the aid of his counsel and the encouragement of his voice, is both natural and commendable; but since tears cannot call back the just, it is no less commendable to rejoice that one so much beloved has borne the weight of so many years of philanthropic labour, and left no deed behind him which virtuous youth need fear to emulate.

He has been one of the fathers of the republican party in the county of Columbia, and it is well recollected by our readers that he was the candidate of the republicans of that district for the office of Presidential Elector, at the late election. Success crowned the cause he advocated, though he failed of his election. His attachment to that party was always from the purest principle; for he has shared its fortunes from his youth. The worst of times could not shake his patriotism, and office was no object when republicanism doubted the means of attaining it. The following sketch of his life we copy from the Hudson Gazette.

"He was born in New Jersey, and in 1772, his father's family moved to the county of Washington, in this state. In 1776, before he had completed his medical studies, he joined the American Army at Albany, as Surgeon's mage in Col. Elmore's Regiment. He served in that capacity during the Campaign of that season and was the next year commissioned as a Surgeon in the Revolutionary Army. At Hen. Herkimer's defeat, he was taken prisoner and carried to Canada by the retreating army of British, Tories and Indians. He returned to New-York, on parole, the following winter and was soon exchanged and again joined the Army. So great had been his sufferings, while a prisoner of war, that his constitution was too seriously impaired for him to remain long in the service. He then settled in Stone Arabia, Montgomery county, but that country was laid waste by the enemy, and his house burnt and his farm devastated. In 1780, he removed to New-Lebanon in this county, and he has been from that period until his death, with a short interval, a citizen of this county. He began early to take an interest in politicks, and the strength of his mind and his integrity of purpose induced him always to be consistent. During the turbulent and dangerous period of the Revolution, he became an active member of a committee of safety. The patriotick promise of his youth was ably fulfilled by the conduct of his manhood. His country was constantly dear to him, and he never forgot her cause. As he never sought office, so he never shrunk from responsibility. He was a representative in the first legislature, which assembled after the adoption of our Constitution in 1777. He was a second time returned to that body, and in 1801, was an active member of the Convention, which amended the State Constitution, and from that period until his death, continued in the faithful discharge of his duties as a private citizen, and among all the schism of parties, continued the same inflexible patriot and undeviating republican, and ever true to the principles which first induced him to resist British opposition."

February 19, 1829
The communication below we copy from the U.S. Telegraph, which came to hand too late for insertion our last. We give it entire, being confident that no words of ours could so fully speak the language of respondent grief, nor be more acceptable to those who with us love to cherish the memory of the brave.

Died - On board the United States' frigate Hudson, at Rio de Janeiro, on the 8th day of December last, in the 20th year of his age, Midshipman Charles Root, eldest son of the Hon. Erastus Root, of Delhi, New-York. The peculiarly ardent, and fearless spirit of this youth directed the apprehension of his friends, on his entering the service, to the contemplation of other perils than those of disease - perils of who fatality "Pride might forbid e'en friendship to complain."

An unlooked for then, as it is unwelcome, is the first intelligence received of him after embarking on his cruise, that he had fallen a prey to the typhus fever, within three months after leaving his home with a health and constitution unknown to sickness.  "Though young , yet waxing vigorous as the blast, That he would cope with."

Thus prematurely closed, his life presents but a prefatory chapter, full of aspirations for usefulness and renown, and the dawnings of a capacity and spirit that excited high expectations in their future development. And now, instead of the expected page of ripened worth and laurelled deeds, his destiny points the eye of sorrowing affection to the humble grave on the distant shore, far "From the green places of his boyish daring; And the loved windings of his native stream."

It is consolatory to those who have nought left of him to cherish but his memory, to know that it was honored by his worthy commander and the Head of the Naval  Department, with their testimonials, that he was "a most promising young officer."

In Hartford, Conn., on the 6th instant, Mrs. Naomi Rockwell. While setting alone in her chamber, on Thursday evening, her clothes caught fire, and before assistance could be rendered her, she was so dreadfully burned that she survived but 24 hours.

February 26, 1829

March 5, 1829
In this village on the 1st inst. Ira, infant son of Mr. Ira Dubois, aged 8 months. 

March 12, 1829
At Walton, Del. Co. on the 24th ult, of a pulmonary Consumption, Miss Sarah North, daughter of Robert North Esq., aged 23.

At Kent, Litchfield co., on Friday, February 27, Mary Ann Mills, youngest daughter of Bradley Mills, Esq., aged 23 years. Seldom is it that death causes deeper grief to surviving friends, or fills the hearts of surrounding acquaintance with greater sorrow, than on the present mournful occasion. Sincerely attached to her friends, and possessing the affection and confidence of her numerous acquaintance, she added much to the happiness of the family circle, and exerted a strong and salutary influence through a large number of endeared friends and companions. Enjoying herself the hope of an interest in the Salvation of Christ, and giving evidence to others of its sincerity, with a mind vigorous and discriminating, and advantages for its cultivation, she seemed formed for usefulness, and fitted to be an instrument of benefit to her fellow immortals, in the most important of all subjects, the preparation for future glory. But her covenant God and Redeemer, whose ways are inscrutable, has been pleased thus early and suddenly to take her to himself. Her last illness was but a few hours continuance; but from the first gave painful evidence of being mortal. She has gone from the endeared communion of the church below, to join, as we trust, the general assembly of the church triumphant. "There remaineth a rest to the people of God."

At Keene, New-Hampshire, Mr. George W. Prentiss, late one of the proprietors of the New York Statesman, aged 37. His surviving colleague thus eulogizes his character. "In his character were blended many excellent traits -- frankness of manners, liberality of feeling, independence of thought, and firmness of purpose. His social virtues, emanating from a true and warm heart, endeared him to a numerous circle of relatives and friends, who will deeply deplore his premature death."

March 19, 1829

March 26, 1829
In the city of New York on the 9th inst. Edwin Augustus Ely, MD, son of Doct. John Ely of Coxsackie in this county aged 24. He was on his return from St. Thomas, whither he had been for the benefit of his health. His remains were taken to Coxsackie for interment. 

April 2, 1829
At Cairo on the 28th February, Mr. Davis Weeks, aged 59. 

April 9, 1829

April 16, 1829
In Albany on the 9th inst. The Hon. Ezra C. Gross, member of the Assembly, in the 39th year of his age. Mr. Gross was an able legislator and his loss will be severely felt by the state at large; but more especially in the section which he has so often represented in the national congress, as well as the legislature of the State of New York. 

At Gilboa, Schoharie Co, on Thursday, April 9, Mrs. Hannah Croswell, aged 90 years. Few have exceeded her in years; none in kindness. 

At Concord, NH, very suddenly, whilst engaged in arguing a cause before the Supreme Court of that state, the Hon. Ezekiel Webster, of Boscawen, NH, brother of the Hon. Daniel Webster of Boston, aged about 52. 

April 23, 1829
In this village on the night of Saturday last, Mr. Simon Smith. 

April 30, 1829

May 7, 1829
At Windham, on the 19th day of April, Mrs. Temperance Horton, in the 84th year of her age. She was a woman of great worth and exemplary piety; and died deeply lamented by all her friends. 

May 14, 1829
In Freehold, on the 13th of April, Mr. John Brown, aged 33.  

May 21, 1829
In this village on the 12th inst., Mr. William Haight, son of the Hon. Jacob Haight, in the 24th year of his age. 

May 28, 1829
At South Bainbridge, the 2d inst. after a lingering illness, Henry R. Rogers, Postmaster at that place, aged 25. 

June 4, 1829
In this village on Tuesday last, Henry son of Carlton Hickox, of Brutus, Cayuga Co, NY, aged 14 years. He left home as an assistant on board a canal boat, was taken sick on the passage, and died after suffering for about 12 days. None of his acquaintance were near him in his last moments. The physician who administered to him from the time of his arrival, informs us that he was a lad of bright parts, and very interesting demeanor. A respectable number of citizens followed his remains to the last home of all flesh, or Wednesday, after appropriate religious exercises by the Rev. Dr. Porter. Newspapers circulating in Cayuga and Onondaga counties, may do a service to his relatives, by noting this in this column. 

At Lexington in this county, on the 23rd ult. Justus Squires, aged 70. The deceased was one of the few survivors of that distinguished race of men, who participated in the trying scenes and hardships of the American Revolution. As the last traces of that race fade away, the publick attention becomes more and more interested in the history of their lives and the important occurrences of their day. From the verge of final extinction, they throw back ?? an unclouded sun set, the light of those achievements, which the rising interests of the world have given to the sacred keeping of all coming time. And as they fall in the lapse of succeeding generation, they rise in the life of publick gratitude, and an increasing regard for their memory corresponding with the growth of publick prosperity, and the advancement of that cause they so essentially contributed to establish. 

Blessed with a vigorous and discriminating mind, elevated by a spirit of independence and patriotick regard for the publick interests and well-being of his fellow citizens, Mr. Squires acted in the sphere of his allotments among men, a conspicuous part in the civil and political relations of society. Inheriting from pilgrim forefathers that just appreciation of the rights of mankind, which first planted the standard of liberty in the sacred soil of the northeast, he eagerly engaged in the publick service and bore an efficient part in the most important events of the war of independence. Attached to the expedition of Arnold, he explored the wilds of Canada at an inclement season and under circumstances that, whatever of human suffering can go to the credit of human fortitude and devoted patriotism, that service has given so the charge of history. In the no less and memorable fields of Saratoga, Monmouth, Germantown and Brandwine, he fought the minions of power and hirelings of despotism, where men contended for the remission of oppression and the immunities of Heaven. Circumspect in all the walks of life; and imbued with a deep sense of religious duty, he administered in the spirit of benevolence rom the fruits of honest industry, so the requisitions of just estimation of the great ends of existence. And in fulfilling the conditions of being, in contemplation of the unseen things of eternity, he resigned up with Christian and characteristick fortitude to the Power who gave it, that spirit which never turned a deaf ear to the calls of humanity, nor ever faultered in the dictates of duty. The estimation in which he was held in the circle of his acquaintance and the respect for his character, was manifested by the large concourse of citizens who assembled to discharge the obligations due to his memory. 

June 11, 1829
At Athens on the 4th inst., Mr. Caleb Coffin, in the 51st year of his age. 

June 18, 1829
On Wednesday last, Elizabeth S. Livingston, wife of Edward P. Livingston, Esq. of Clermont and eldest daughter of the late Chancellor Livingston. 

Another Revolutionary patriot gone on Saturday morning, at the residence of his son, in Roxbury, departed this life Gen. Henry Dearborn, aged 78 years and 3 months. 

June 25, 1829

July 2, 1829
At Cairo on the 17th ult. Ane, wife of Mr. Joseph Bevier. 

July 9, 1829
In this village, on the 2d inst. very suddenly, Mr. Thomas Limbrick, aged 48 years. 

In Lexington, on the 4th inst. Mrs. Lucy Hull, wife of Mr. Chester Hull, aged 66. 

July 16, 1829

July 23, 1829
At Sandersfield, Mass. on the 28th of June ultimo, Mr. James Graham, formerly of this town, aged 56 year.  

July 30, 1829

August 6, 1829

August 13, 1829

August 20, 1829

August 27, 1829

September 3, 1829
In New York on the 28th ult. Mr. Henry Reed, formerly of Cairo in this county, aged 35 years, 2 months. 

In Schoharie on the 23d ult. at the age of 27, Lemuel Cuthbert, editor and proprietor of the Schoharie Republican. Mr. Cuthbert was one of those rare instances of industry and application that raise themselves the advantages of education or influential friends, above the dependence they seemed doomed to and command for themselves a name and a respect from the publick, that few keep though apparently born to them. 

At Clinton, Oneida county, on the 19th ult. Richard M. Waite, aged 19 years only son of Mr. David Waite. 

September 10, 1829

September 17, 1829

September 24, 1829

October 1, 1829
In Lexington, on the 16th ult. of typhus fever, Philemon Ford, aged 21. On the 22nd William Wendover, formerly of the county of Dutchess. 

On the 21st ult. at Greenville, Jacob Bogardus Esq. and aged and respectable inhabitant. 

October 8, 1829
In this village, on Monday evening last, Miss Cynthia Elmer, eldest daughter of Mr. Caleb Elmer, aged 33. 

In Durham, on the morning of the 20th ult. aged 36, Mrs. Nancy Cowles, consort of Mr. David Cowles, and daughter of Mr. David Merwin, late of Penfield, Ohio and formerly resident in this county.  

At Providence, R.I. on the 3d inst. of bilious fever, Benjamin F. Weeden, in the 25th year of his age. 

October 15, 1829

October 22, 1829
In this village on Friday morning last, Mr. John Pullan, merchant, formerly of England, aged 46. 

At Ballstown Spa, on the 14th ult. of a fit of apoplexy after an illness of 4 weeks, Mr. Stephen Burgess of Cairo, aged 69 years. 

October 29, 1829
In this village on the 23rd inst. Mr. Jared Stocking, aged 51. 

In this village on the 23d inst. Hon. Garret Abeel, formerly First Judge of this county in the 73d year of his age. He was one of the patriots of the Revolution, who fought and bled in defence of the liberties of his country. 

In New York on Sunday morning, October 8, in the 65th year of his age, the Rev. William Harris DD, President of Columbia College. 

In New York on the 21st inst. after a long illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Britton, wife of Cpt. William Britton Senr., aged 63 years formerly of this village. 

November 5, 1829

November 12, 1829
In this village on Saturday last, after a long and painfull illness, Mrs. Eunice David, wife of Mr. James David, aged 36.  

On the 30th inst. at residence of her son, Minott Mitchell, Esq. of Whiteplains, Mrs. Martha Battell, wife of Mr. Joseph Battell, of Durham, Greene Co. 

November 19, 1829
At Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co, on the 17th inst. Mr. Benjamin Dorlon, aged 79 year, formerly of this village. 

November 26, 1829
In this village on the 23d inst. of a lingering illness, Mrs. Sarah Stocking, in the 71st of her age. 

December 3, 1829
At his residence in this city, on Saturday even last, very suddenly, Wm. Fraser, Esq. Counsellor at Law, formerly from Athens in Greene County. Mr. Fraser has long been respected for his honesty and fidelity and leaves a large and amiable family to mourn his death and a wide circle of friends who deeply participate in the grief of his mourning widow and children (Argus Albany)

In Italy (head of Canandaigua Lake) on the 2d of the September last, Mrs. Lucy Sutton, aged 27, wife of Mr. James H. Sutton. 

December 10, 1829
In Albany on Monday morning last, Michael Elbridge Gates, aged 9 years and 8 months, son of Horatio Gates, one of the editors of this paper.  

December 17, 1829

December 24, 1829

New title for the newspaper as of the next issue: Catskill Recorder 

December 31, 1829

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