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Marriage Announcements and Obituaries in the Zion's Herald, Boston, 1837

Zion's Herald
Boston
January 10, 1837

UPPER CANADA, CHIPPEWA - Loyalist army of 2000 men is assembled along with 200 Indians from the Grand River. The British erect a Naval Battery opposite Naval Island. Men from Rochester New York enlist in the cause of The Patriots, under the guise of hunting "red foxes." The Steamboat Caroline is destroyed by a party of men from Upper Canada. 22 people are killed on the boat, either murdered or lost as the boat went over the Falls.

BANK ROBBERY IN ONEIDA - The sum of $112,800 was stolen from the Oneida Bank by two men from Canada. George B. Harvey is one of the robbers. - 3 column inches.

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BOSTON, MASS.

J. ELLIOT PRATT HARRIET to FOSTER RICHARDSON
W. H. HILLS to ABBA F. EMICK
JOHN M. CALL to SARAH C. GAYETTY
NORMAN N. NEWALL to ADELINE BURRILL
JAMES H. WILDER to ELIZABETH MARGARET PARSONS
LANGDON COFFIN to CATHARINE BAILEY
JOHN A. RICHARDSON to SUSAN C. EVERETT

CHARLESTON, MASS.

JOHN HILL to NANCY COLE

OXFORD, MASS.

CYRUS TRUESDELL to SALLY MAYO

DUDLEY, MASS.

LAWSON HUMPHREY to MISS CORTIS

OBITUARIES:

BOSTON, MASS.

ADELINE CARNES, daughter of the late Captain John Carnes
ELIZABETH M. FITE, 32
CATHARINE MEAD, 38
JOSHUA CHASE, 50
JANE OSBORN FISH, 42
PHEBE GIBSON, 52

CHARLESTOWN, MASS.

ABIGAIL TUFTS
WILLIAM H. CROWNINSHIELD, 7 ˝
EZRA WELCH, 76

DORCHESTER, MASS.

JAMES HOOPER, 63

NEWTON, UPPER FALLS

HENRY GARDENER, 28

MALDEN,

ELIZABETH LEWIS
ELIZA CUMMINGS, 40

EASTON, MASS.

GURDON FOREST B. STONE, 7 son of captain Gurdon Stone.

EDGARTOWN, MASS.

POLLY PEASE, 52

DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE,

THOMAS WHEELER, 83, a Revolutionary soldier.

NEW YORK,

AMANDA LADD

CAMPTON, N. H.

ABIGAIL ADAMS, 20.

ROYALTON, VERMONT

Wife of Abraham Densmore, 85.

Zion's Herald
Boston
October 18, 1837

EMERALD SHIPWRECK – Ship from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, formerly of Newburyport, Capt. Place commanding, sprung a leak, sank of St. Simons, Georgia near light house.

PENNSYLVANIA SHIPWRECK – Ship of Capt. Williams capsized Sept. 16th, two survivors found 4 days later by the Amelia. Details

MARRIED

· William Walkup and Mary Hamilton
· Samuel Pierson and Hannah Gillpatrick
· Charles Windsor and Sarah Hunt
· Thomas B. Wales, Jr. and Maria S. Babcock
· Charles Givens and Catharine Tremlow
· Joseph Casey of Newburn, North Carolina and Charlotte Allen
· Charles B. Dennett and Rebecca Jennings of Halifax, Nova Scotia
· Albert Greenleaf of Washington, D.C. and Emily Ann Shaw
· Wendell Phillips, Esq. and Ann T. Green
· Francis C. Whiston, Esq. and Mary E. Kendall of Brookline
· William Cobb of Wrentham and Jane Talman Hobart
· John Phipps and Clarissa Ann Stockwell
· In Malden, William Jones and Mary Ann Upham
· In Marblehead, Charles Edwards and Mary E. M. Orne
· In Bedford, Reb. Jonathan Leabitt and Charlotte E. Stearns
· In Edgartown, Lorenzo Fisher and Sabra Coffin
· Isaac Montoyno, a Revolutionary War Patriot, age 97, and Mrs. Mary Wright, age 80, both of Pequanock Poor House, Morris County

DIED

· Ann Wakefield, age 21
· Samuel Benjamin, age 70
· Jane Sumner, age 17
· Lydia Head, 69
· Samuel O. Torry, 20
· Susan Caroline, daughter of Jacob Smith and Eunice Smith, 8 months
· Thomas Knox, 40, aboard the USS Porpoise
· Richard Naughtingham, 45, cause of death given
· Eunice Pattee, formerly of Warren, New Hampshire
· In Malden, Widow Mehitabel Hancock, 84
· Mrs. Susannah R. Davis, 41
· Perez Morton, Esq., 87
· Louisa Hathorn, 26
· Henry Smith, 72
· Lydia Collyer
· David Eaton, 25
· Dea. Jesse Gay, age 90, the oldest person in Dedham
· Capt. Jonathan Neal, 78
· In Hingham, Quincy Thaxter, age 76
· Grace Clark, 75
· In Newburyport, Abigail Titcomb, 64
· Mrs. Sopronia Kendall, widow of Francis Kendall of Weston, age 33
· Rev. Mr. Hunt, pastor of the North Church in Amherst
· In Wellfleet, Polly King, age 28, wife of Stephen King
· Ann MMaria King, age 3, daughter of Polly and Stephen King
· Elkanah King, age 7 months, son of Polly and Stephen King
· In Hartford, Andrew Kingsbury, age 79
· Mr. Samuel Hicks, age 60, member of Society of Friends [Quakers]

Zion's Herald
Boston
December 13, 1837

FLORIDA SEMINOLE WARS, THE SECOND DRAGOONS - More than 2000 men make their way to Fort Mellen. The Second Dragoons and 300 other mounted men are assembled. General Eustis is also ready with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th regiments of artillery. 1300 mounted Georgians are on their way. No Indians are said to have been spotted yet.

ST. CHARLES, CANADA - Village of St. Charles is destroyed by Royalists under Lieutenant Colonel Wetheral. Among those taken are mentioned, Mr. T.S. Brown, and Charles Drolet. It is also said that Papineau and O’Callaghan had been captured. Having been deserted by General T.S. Brown, Papineau and O’Callaghan find him, intending, under Court Martial, to shoot him. They, instead search him after he claims he had not deserted. Finding no cause to believe him, they strip him of his money and clothes and let him go.

REVEREND ELIJAH PARISH LOVEJOY - Native of Albion, Kennebec County, Maine, son of Daniel Lovejoy emigrates to St. Louis, Missouri and publishes a paper advocating Henry Clay for President. Mob opposes Lovejoy, destroying his press and ran him out of town. He settled in Alton, Illinois where he hoped to enjoy freedom of speech provided by a group of citizens claiming to be friends of the freedom of public discussion. He is killed during a riot in that city. - 3.5 column inches.

MARIA MONK - Monk’s reports of "hideous transactions" taking place at nunnery in Montreal of it’s winding passages and dungeons are tested by a Mr. Curry, a Presbyterian clergyman and others with permission form the nunnery.- 1 column inches.

BENJAMIN WATKINS LEIGH - Article announces the death of the Honorable Benjamin Watkins Leigh.

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BOSTON, MASS.: GEORGE S. JACKSON to LAURA ANN FITCH
JOHN H. SWASEY to JANE W. KENDALL
NEHEMIAH M. RIDER to CHLOE H. RICH
CHARLESTOWN, MASS.
GEORGE W. BALDWIN to CATHARINE R. BECKFORD
E. K. CHASE to ELIZABETH A. JONES
BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON to ABIGAIL DOAN of Provincetown
NOAH MAYO of Wellfleet, to JENNET A. EYE
CAMBRIDGEPORT, MASS. - JOEL GILLINGHAM to ELIZA ANN BENT
PROVINCETOWN - ELISHA YOUNG to POLLY NICKERSON
HENRY WHARF to SALLY ATKINS
DAVID SPARKS to REBECCA DYER
ROBERT SOPER to MARY B. COOK
ANDREW CROCKER ELIZABETH MAYO
WINCHENDON, MASS. - ALBERT HALE to HARRIET BROWN
TEMPLETON, MASS. - HARTFORD POTTER to THIRZA M. MARVIN
LOWELL, MASS. - EBENEZER B. WILLIAMS to HANNAH YOUNG

OBITUARIES:

BOSTON, MASS.: RUFUS LAMSON, 47
ABIGAIL PHILLIPS, daughter of the late Turner Phillips, of apoplexy
JOHN PARKMAN, 54
EAST CAMBRIDGE - MARY ELIZABETH, 7, daughter of Abraham P. Sherman.
DORCHESTER:
AMBROSE H. SLOAN, 51
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, only child of William and Caroline Peakes, 7 months
QUINCY :
ANNE MARIA wife of Eliakim Turner.
JAMES BRADBURY, 42
METHUEN - SOPHIA GRIFFIN
LUDLOW - JOSEPH BULLARD, 77, a soldier of the Revolution.
MOBILE - NATHAN CARLTON, 36
ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI - NATHANIEL PATTEN
JACOB BLAISDAELL

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