Marriages and Deaths from
Ontario County Messenger
Published Canandaigua - Ontario County - NY
2 January 1861
MARRIED - In this village, the 23d ult., in the Baptist Church,
by Rev. A. H. Lung, N. H. Spencer to Ellen E. Smith, both
On the 25th, by the same, Mr. Edgar Matteson of Canandaigua
to Martha A. Pritchard of Farmington.
In this village, on the 31st ult., by the same, John Millspaugh
to Mary Eighmy, both of Canandaigua.
In this village, on the 31st ult., by Rev. A. H. Lung, at the residence
of the bride's father, Charles L. Matteson to Catherine H.
Butler, both of Canandaigua.
9 January 1861
DIED - In Canandaigua, Dec. 24, Sally Durand Mallory, in
the 70th year of her age.
In Hopewell, on the 17th inst., after a protracted illness, Martha,
widow of the late William Allison, aged about 70 years.
23 January 1861
MARRIED - In this village, on the 17th inst., by Rev. S. Crane,
H. P. Brown to Elizabeth S. Rogers, all of Canandaigua.
DIED - In Toledo, on the morning of January 21st, Charles
Chesebro, formerly a resident of this village, and second son of
Nicholas G. Chesebro.
Of dropsy, in this village, on the 18th inst., Henry Sterling, Esq.,
aged 77 years.
In Gorham, on the 20th inst., Martin Blodget, aged 78 years.
He was a very respectable citizen of that town, and one of a very few
of the early settlers that were left.
At York, Mich., on the 7th inst., Daniel Carpenter, aged 60
years, formerly of Hopewell.
On the 27th ult., at Flint Creek, Geo. McPherson, aged 26
30 January 1861
DIED - In this village, on Sunday evening, January 27th, Mrs.
Mary Hale, wife of Ebenezer Hale, Esq., in the 71st year of her
In Gorham, on the 23d inst., Polly Denham, consort of the late
6 February 1861
DIED - In this village, Sunday, February 3d, Nathaniel
Jacobs, M. D., in the 79th year of his age.
13 February 1861
MARRIED - In Phelps, Feb. 7, by the Rev. W. D. Woodruff, Mr.
Robert Grant to Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, all of this village.
In Geneva, Feb. 6th by the Rev. Thos. Tousey, Mr. David P. Tompkins
to Miss Mary Sprague, all of Geneva.
In Geneva, Jan. 11th, by the Rev. Thos. Tousey, Benjamin E.
Ostrander, and Lene Eberts, all of Geneva.
In Geneva, Feb. 1st, by his honor Judge Dusinberre, Mr. Noah Rose and
Mrs. Sarah Loomis, both of Geneva.
DIED - In this village, Feb. 5th, at the advanced age of 90
years, Mrs. Abigail Saxton, mother of Stephen Saxton, Esq., of
In Phelps, on the 2d inst., Bridget Cagan, aged 54 years.
On the 3d inst., Jane Ingraham, aged 85 years.
In Phelps, on the 4th inst., after a long and severe illness, of
typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Rebecca Bannister, wife of Mr.
Christopher Bannister, aged 52 years.
In Seneca, Jan. 26th 1861, Mr. John Scoon, in the 90th year
of his age. The deceased emigrated from Scotland to Albany Co., in
and to this county in 1802, where he continued to reside until the time
of his death.
In Geneva, Jan. 31st, of consumption, Mary Ellen Bellgrave, in
the 16th year of her age.
21 February 1861
MARRIED - In South Bristol, on the 7th inst., by Rev. J. S.
Penoyer, Mr. Jeremiah B. Ketchum of Bristol to Miss Mary
A. Benedict of S. Bristol.
DIED - At Rushville, on Saturday the 16th inst., Elizabeth,
wife of Charles D. Castle, aged 42 years.
In this town, Feb. 5th, Lucy Cassort, wife of David Cassort,
in the 58th year of her age.
In this town, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Eleanor Boyd, widow of
the late John Boyd, aged 70 years.
27 February 1861
MARRIED - At the house of J. Dennis, Esq., in Chapinville,
February 10th, by Rev. L. D. Chase, Mr. Powell of South
Bristol to Miss M. Johnson of Bristol.
By the same in Gorham, Feb. 20th, Mr. L. B. Clawson of North
Hector to Miss Eliza Ketchum of Gorham.
By the same, Feb. 21st, at the house of the bride's father, Mr.
Henry C. Hill of Clifton to Miss Rebecca Benham, daughter
of Eli Benham, Esq., of Hopewell.
6 March 1861
DIED - In this village, on Sunday the 24th ult., Sarah, wife
of Theodore H. Hale, and daughter of Hon. Nathaniel Boyden of
Salisbury, North Carolina.
In the town of Phelps, on the 25th ult., Milo Goodale, aged 20
13 March 1861
DIED - At Chapinville, February 19th, of diphtheria, Edmund
B., youngest son of Maria C. and E. W. Wolcott.
20 March 1861
MARRIED - In this village, on the 17th inst., at the residence
of the bride's father, by Rev. A. H. Lung, Miss Eliza M. Osborn to
Mr. H. A. Whiting of Buffalo.
DIED - Suddenly in this village, on the 13th inst. Mr. John
Finley, in the 74th year of his age.
In this village, on Tuesday evening, March 19th, Mrs. Laura L.
Neele, aged 44 years, widow of the late Thomas Neele.
In Manchester, on the 9th inst., Tillman Shean, aged 52 years.
In Phelps, on the 9th inst., Allen S. Burgess, aged 38 years.
In Phelps, on the 9th inst., Sarah A. Stoneburgh, aged 30
In Geneva, Mr. Alonzo Seymour.
In Hopewell, on the 12th inst., Samuel Spangle, aged 44 years.
In Vienna, Emeline Coleman, aged 16 years.
27 March 1861
MARRIED - In this village on the 21st inst., at the residence
of the bride's father, by the same, Allen D. Pease to Ella
Legard, both of Canandaigua.
DIED - In Chapinville, March 14th, F. H. Wolcott, son
of E. W. and M. C. Wolcott, aged nearly sixteen years. This affliction
is rendered doubly distressing because it was so recently preceded by a
similar visitation. Only about three weeks before, little Edward, the
youngest of the family, passed away to be with the angels, aged two
and seven months; and now, the stroke is repeated in the death of the
son. Both died of the same disease, diphtheria.
17 April 1861
MARRIED - On Monday evening, the 15th inst., by the Rev. A. H.
Lung, at the residence of the bride's father, John Joyner of
Virgil, N. Y., to Hannah M. Phelps of Canandaigua.
DIED - In West Bloomfield, on the 7th April, inst., Joseph
Chase, aged 67 years. Mr. Chase was one of the early settlers in
In Phelps, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Jane A., wife of Joseph Vandemark,
aged 28 years.
1 May 1861
DIED - In Hopewell, on the 9th ult., William Riley Marks,
only son of Walter Marks, Esq., aged 28 years.
In this village, April 19, Mrs. Mary W. Carr, aged 54 years,
wife of Dr. Edson Carr, and daughter of Thomas Beals, Esq.
In Philadelphia on Friday, April 12th, Theodore H. Hart, son
of Theod. E. Hart of this village, in the 31st year of his age. His
remains were brought to this village for burial.
8 May 1861
DIED - In Victor on Monday, May 6th, of diphtheria, Mary
Eola Torrence, daughter of Col. G. W. and Hannah S. Torrence, aged
5 years, 11 months and 23 days.
At Gorham, April 30th, at the house of L. B. Witter, of diphtheria,
Margaret, daughter of William B. Cone, aged 15 years.
15 May 1861
DIED - In Seneca, on the 8th inst., Mrs. Charlotte, wife
of Lucius Warner, aged 64 years.
29 May 1861
MARRIED - In Chapinville, May 15th, by Rev. L. D. Chase, Mr.
R. H. Jones, of Clifton, Ontario Co., to Miss Mary Johnson of
In Gorham, May 16th, by Rev. Alvah Sibly, Sidney, second son
of Thomas Bell, to Phebe M., second daughter of
DIED - In Gorham, May 14, Mrs. Sarah, consort of
William O. Witter, and daughter of Andrew Severs, aged 19
In this town on the 28th inst., Mrs. Polly Brockelbank, aged
67 years, wife of John Brockelbank.
12 June 1861
MARRIED - At the residence of the bride's father in
Stockbridge, Madison county, on the 3d inst., Capt. Henry Faurot of
Canandaigua, to Theresa D. Hancock of the former place.
On the 29th ult., by Rev. A. H. Lung, at the residence of the bride's
father, in Canandaigua, Levi T. Sheldon of Manchester, to Esther
DIED - In Manchester, William E. Lapham, son of
Epephras and Abigail Lapham, aged 31 years.
19 June 1861
DIED - In East Bloomfield, June 17th, after a protracted
illness, Mrs. Hannah R., wife of Oliver W. Chamberlain, at
the residence of her sister, Mrs. Tryphena Thompson; aged 30 years.
10 July 1861
MARRIED - In this village, July 4th, by Rev. A. H. Lung, Wm.
Henry Dartt of Lima to Emma L. Anderson of Hopewell.
17 July 1861
DIED - In Phelps, July 4th, 1861, at the residence of her
father-in-law, Mrs. Addie M. Severance, aged 18 years and
28 August 1861
MARRIED - In Chicago, on the 21st inst., at Grace Church, by
Rev. Clintong Locke, James Wylie, Esq., of St. Paul, Minn.,
and Miss Frances M. Wood of Canandaigua.
DIED - In this village this morning, Aug. 28th, after a brief
illness, William Heard, in the 83d year of his age.
4 September 1861
DIED - In this town, on the 19th ult., Joseph
Hayton, aged 44 years.
In South Bristol, on the 15th ult., Carrie Laurentia, daughter
of R. S. Treat, aged 1 years and 5 months.
On the 31st ult., at the residence of his brother in Mendon, Monroe
co., Gideon S. Johnson, of the town, aged 38 years.
11 September 1861
DIED - In this village, Sept. 9th, of diphtheria, Eva E., daughter
of Benjamin W. and Louisa R. Bateman, aged 5 years, 10 months
and 21 days.
18 September 1861
MARRIED - In Hopewell on Sunday, Aug. 1st, by the Rev. Mr.
Greensward, Mr. L. M. Goodwin to Mrs. L. A. Willson, both
Sept. 11th, Mr. Walter M. Fleming of Rochester to Miss
Dollie M. Spencer of Canandaigua, by Rev. J. K. Tuttle, pastor of
the Methodist Episcopal Church of Canandaigua.
DIED - In this village, on Monday, 2d inst., from chronic
disease of the brain, Chester Coleman, aged 80 years.
In this town, on Friday morning, the 13th inst., Mrs. Jane Dempsey,
aged 90 years and 6 months.
2 October 1861
MARRIED - In this village on Tuesday, the 24th ult., by the
Rev. Dr. Daggett, Dr. J. B. Hayes to Miss Louise A.
Coleman, all of this place.
September 25th, by the Rev. Mr. Hancock, Marrion P. Worthy of
Richmond, to Celesta M. Case of West Bloomfield.
DIED - In Hopewell, Sept. 21st, Mr. Silas Benham, aged
85 years, after a short illness. Mr. B. having been a resident of that
over forty years; he leaves an aged widow to mourn his loss.
9 October 1861
DIED - In this village, on Saturday morning, the 5th inst., Mrs.
Sarah Poinsett, aged 61 years.
16 October 1861
MARRIED - In Farmington, on the 15th inst., by Lindley W.
Smith, Esq., Mr. Henry C. Pease, of Livonia, Livingston Co., to
Miss Hannah B. Hoag of Farmington.
DIED - At his residence in Canandaigua, on Wednesday, the 9th
inst. Nicholas G. Chesebro, aged 73 years.
23 October 1861
MARRIED - In Phelps, on the 15th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Page, Mr.
O. H. Corson of Canandaigua to Nellie A., daughter of Wm.
Whiting of Phelps.
In Penn Yan, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. Mr. McKenna, Mr. B.
McKenna of Phelps to Miss McKenna of Penn Yan.
On the 2d inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. A. H.
Lung, David Gardner to Elise M. Beeman, both of
In this village, on the 4th inst., by Rev. A. H. Lung, Henry G.
Lampman to B. A. Flaharty, both of Geneva.
30 October 1861
DIED - In the village of Canandaigua, on the 16th day of
October inst., Dr. Jeremiah Atwater, in the 91st year of his
6 November 1861
MARRIED - At the parsonage in Chapinville, Oct. 30th, by Rev.
L. D. Chase, Mr. J. W. Freshour, to Miss Amanda C.
Stephens, all of Hopewell, Ontario Co.
At the house of the bride's father, in Hopewell, October 31st, by the
same, Mr. Myron L. Hobbs of Clifton Springs, to Miss
Jennie M. Brundage.
At Clifton Springs, October 10th, 1861, by the Rev. S. Parker, Mr.
Charles W. Gray to Miss Marietta Collar, all of Clifton
13 November 1861
DIED - In Victor, on Sunday, November 3d, Willie Rose, aged
19 years and 10 months.
20 November 1861
MARRIED - At Gorham, at the residence of James Moor, on the
20th inst., by Rev. T. S. Hill, Mr. Leonard Knapp to Mrs.
Keren H. Moor, all of Hopewell.
DIED - In this village at Hall Greig, on the 16th inst., deeply
regretted, after a long and painful illness, borne with christian
and fortitude, Elizabeth Maxwell, wife of Mr. John Alexander,
aged 50 years. Mrs. Alexander was a native of Wigtonshire, Scotland.
In Gorham, Nov. 9th, Eliza, daughter of J. Blackman, aged
12 years; on the 17th Mabel Mead, consort of the late William
Mead, age 54 years.
In Hopewell, Nov. 19th, Althea Densmore, consort of the late
Eimri Densmore, aged 72 years.
4 December 1861
MARRIED - In Farmington, Nov. 20th, 1861, by Lindley W. Smith,
Esq., Mr. Levi P. Arnold to Miss Emily Bryant, all of
DIED - In Wilkesbarre, P. A., of typhoid fever, Barbara
daughter of Patience S. and Austin Steward, of this village, aged
years and 9 months.
In this town, on Sunday, Dec. 1st, Mr. Isaac Washburn, aged 70
In this village, Nov. 29, 1861, Dr. Edwin Case, in the 61st
year of his age.
In this village, Dec. 1st, 1861, Elizabeth, wife of M. M. Palmer,
aged 44 years.
11 December 1861
MARRIED - In this village, on the 5th inst., by Rev. A. H.
Lung, Norman H. Baker to Mary Grant of Manchester.
In this village, on the 8th inst., by Rev. Father Early, Mr.
Richard Rochford to Miss Mary Murray, all of this place.
DIED - At LaFayette, Indiana, Oct. 15th, Mr. Leonard Booth,
in the 79th year of his age. Mr. Booth came to this county in 1811,
a resident here over forty years.
18 December 1861
MARRIED - At the Canandaigua Hotel, on the 18th inst., by Rev.
J. K. Tuttle, Asa Sackett and Mary Jane McDoual, both
In Phelps, on the 11th inst., by Rev. Mr. Clapp, Mr. Oliver
Crothers to Miss Mary Ridley, both of that town.
DIED - In Phelps, on the 6th inst., of cancer in the stomach, Milton
Mosier, aged 52 years.
At Clifton Springs, on the 5th inst., Elizabeth Cronise, wife
of Rev. Gideon Draper, aged 81 years.
8 January 1862
DIED - In Bristol, in this County, early on the morning of the
30th December, 1861, Mrs. Sally Mason, wife of John Mason,
15 January 1862
MARRIED - In the Presbyterian Church, Hopewell, on the 5th
January, 1862, by Rev. J. K. Tuttle of Canandaigua, Rev. E.
Everett, pastor of said church, to Miss Maria T. Wier of
DIED - On the 8th inst., at the residence of his father in
Canandaigua, Stephen H. Andrews of Saint Paul, Minnesota, in
the 37th year of
29 January 1862
DIED - In this village, this morning, January 29th, of
diphtheria, John J., only child of Lewis J. and Mary E. Sutherland,
aged 2 years and 20 days.
In Phelps, on Monday last, after a short illness, of apoplexy, in his
77th year, Mr. Frederick Vandemark, an old and highly
5 February 1862
DIED - Of diphtheria in Hopewell, Jan. 14th, Frank, youngest
son of Wm. and Amelia Scanlin, aged 4 years and 9 months.
12 February 1862
MARRIED - In this village on the 6th inst., by Rev. J. K.
Tuttle, Mr. Oscar N. Bass of Lyons to Miss Susan E. Bement
In Phelps, on the 4th inst., by Rev. C. Carpenter, Mr. Charles
Densmore of Hopewell to Hattie L. Joslyn of Phelps.
In Orleans, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. C. G. Carpenter, Mr. Fred
Stotenburg of Hopewell to Miss Lucie M. King of Orleans.
In Walworth, on the 4th inst., Rev. W. L. Page, late pastor of the
Presbyterian (White) Church of Phelps to Miss Mary Yeomans of
the former place.