1840-1849 Newspaper Notices

Obituaries, Deaths, Marriages, Birthdays, and Notices
from Washtenaw County Newspapers
1840-1849

Compiled by Bobbie Snow and Contributors


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Date/Day
YYYY/MM/DD

Newspaper/
Source Type

Text

1845/10/30
Thursday

unidentified
clipping

[death column]
Pg.

Died, At his residence, in the town of Sylvan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, on the 30th day of September, 1845, Tully C. P. Fenn, in the 34th year of his age. His illness was short but most painful. He has left a companion, a son, a widowed mother, and a numerous train of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was an esteemed and worthy member of the church to which he belonged, and a firm and unwavering defender of the faith once delivered to the saints. He publicly professed his attachment to the cause of the Redeemer in the 18th year of his age, and was baptized by Elder Henry Green and added to the church of Shoreham, VT. A few years after he moved to the state of Michigan, shortly after which he, with a number of other brethren, were constituted into a church in the town of Lima, of which church he remained a faithful member until his death. Bro. Fenn has left an example worthy of imitation. He was faithful to his engagements with his God, the church and the world. The wants of his Minister were looked after, and his hand was open to relieve them. This was truly realized by the one who is now called to part with him. Although he now sleeps in death, he has left evidence that he will have part in the first resurrection, for the dead in Christ shall rise first. COM. Will the Vermont Observer please copy.
[Contributed by Roderick H. Fenn, roderiq (at) aol.com]

1846/03/18
Monday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.3

DIED. —-Suddenly, at her residence in this village yesterday afternoon, of an affection [sic] of the heart, MRS. CATHARINE SINCLAIR, consort of the late John Sinclair, Esq., aged 56 years and 5 months.

Mrs. S. was a native of the County Donegal, Ireland, and emigrated to this country with her late husband at an early day. She was a woman of great energy of character and ardently devoted to the interests of her family. As a christian and mother, she is worthy of all imitation. The family have our deep sympathies. The short space of a few months has deprived them of a father and mother. The funeral will take place at the Episcopal Church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the 20th instant
[1846/03/20]. COM.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1846/03/18
Monday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.3

DIED. —-In this village, on the 8th instant [1846/03/08], , CHARLES HENRY, first son of Charles and Mary Spoor, aged 11 months and twenty-one days.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1846/03/18
Monday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.3

DIED. —-In Phelps, Ontario county, N.Y., on the 1st instant [1846/03/01], Mr. WILLIAM DICKINSON, aged 57 years. A highly respectable and much esteemed man.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1846/03/18
Monday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.3

ONE CENT REWARD. —-Ran away from the subscriber, on the 2nd instant [1846/03/02], George W. Rose, jr., an indented apprentice to the Tailoring business. This is to warn the public against harboring or trusting said Rose on my account, as I will pay no debts of his contracting after this date. A. M. NOBLE.
Ann Arbor, March 18, 1846.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort; notice repeated on March 25th, Pg.4]

1846/03/25
Monday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.3

DIED. —-At his residence in Sylvan, Washtenaw county, Feb., 13th, of lung fever, Deacon JOHN WHEELER in his 82nd year.

  Deacon W. was a native of New England, and for some years a resident of Westmoreland, Oneida county, N.Y.
  His conversion is dated previous to his leaving New England —-his early christian course was marked by an even, consistent progress.
  After his removal to W. his whole life gave strong and positive proof of increasing interest and attachment to Christ. He was a very active member of the church. Some fifteen years since, while living at W. a change in his temporal affairs took place, suddenly changing him from affluence, to comparative poverty —-which was the occasion of his removal to this place.
  This
[...illegible due to crease in paper...] as the greatest [...crease...] ever bestowed upon him by his heavenly Father.
  From this period a new era opened in his life and he consecrated himself and all he had unto the Lord; and from this moment, until his death, he seemed to know nothing but Christ, and him crucified, as no doubt all who were acquainted with him will testify. He was a member of the Congregational church, in Grass Lake, much beloved.
  In the death of this Godly man, a wife has lost a kind and faithful husband. The numerous family and children have been bereft, of an affectionate, and tender father, the church a pillar, and the poor dying sinner a faithful and tried friend.
  He spent most of his time visiting from house to house, in different towns, urging sinners to submission, and christians to more faithfulness.
In short, he was ready for every good word and work, but he is gone. Yes —-and blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. COM.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1847/05/19
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor on the 13th inst., [1847/05/13] by Geo. Sutton Esq., Mr. W. R. ALLEN to Miss C. A. HUSTON[LUSTON?], all of Ann Arbor.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1847/05/19
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.3

Notice.
Whereas my wife Mary has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, this is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall not hold myself liable to pay any debts of her contracting after this date. JOHN MEAD.
Scio, May 17, 1847.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1847/05/26
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Jackson, [Jackson Co.,] May 16th inst., [1847/05/16] JOHN THOMPSON, aged 87 years, formerly a resident of this Village and a soldier of the Revolution. He was engaged [at] the battle of Monmouth on the 28 June 1778 & [con]tinued in the service to the close of the war. [He] embraced the cause of Christ at an early peri[od] of life, and identified himself with the Metho[dist] Episcopal Church when it was first introduc[ed] into New England by the Revrs. Jesse Lee, As[??], Garretson, and others, Fathers of the church, [who] frequently preached at his house and found [there] a welcome resting place. It is little re[mark]able and worthy of note, that he was never [kn]own to taste a drop of ardent spirits, even as a [med]icine, until his last sickness when it was ta[ken] with reluctance. His long life may be at[tri]buted in part to his temperate habits. How [few] of the fathers of the Revolution remain. We [pray?] he has gone to his eternal rest, where wars [are] known no more. He has left many friends to [mou]rn, but not as those who have no hope.
E. H. PILCHER.

[There is a deep shadow in the crease between the pages on the microfilm. All words in brackets have been guessed from layout and context.]

1847/10/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.3

DEATH OF MR. HAWLEY.

It is our painful duty to announce the death of our fellow citizen, Augustus D. Hawley, Esq. He died at his residence in this village on Saturday morning last, after a short and severe illness. His disease terminated, we believe, in congestion of the brain.

The death of Mr. Hawley was no less sudden than the announcement is startling. But a few days since he was moving amongst us in the enjoyment of perfect health, with prospects of the most flattering character. He enjoyed the confidence and high respect of his fellow-citizens, and was reaping rich laurels and rewards in his professional business. Though yet young, he had attained a reputation which older men might envy. Cordial, frank in his manner, he won the esteem and love of all who enjoyed his friendship. Few men could have been called from among us, who would be more missed, or whose death would be more widely lamented. Emphatically, he was one "with his heart in his hand"—-generous, just and confiding. But he has gone!—-never to return. Strikingly are we admonished, "how uncertain is life—-how certain is death."

Mr. H. was a self made man, and the architect of his own fortunes. He represented this county in the lower branch of the legislature in 1840, and was one of the most prominent members of that year. Since that time he has been in the successful practice of his profession in this village. Of his integrity and ability, we have never heard a complaint, and he enjoyed the most entire confidence of his numerous clients. He had no enemies, and was the enemy of no one. It will be long "e'er we shall see his like again."—-[Jack. Pat.
[Jackson newspaper]
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/02/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

In Salem, Washtenaw county, January 20th, by Royal Wheelock Esq. Mr. IRA ROOT to Miss CAROLINE M. SHANKLAND, all of Salem.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/02/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

In Ann Arbor, on Thursday evening 10th inst. [1848/02/10] by Rev. E. P. Ingersoll, Mr. JOHN GRANNIS to Miss HARRIET SULFFIELD, all of Ann Arbor.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/02/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

In Wareham, Mass., by Rev. Dr. Nott, CHARLES FREDERICK AUGUSTUS WESTON, Esq. to Miss HARRIET B. BARTLETT, all of Wareham.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/02/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In Lodi, on the 15th instant [1848/02/15], of apoplexy, Hon. ORRIN HOWE, aged 62 yrs. The deceased was an affectionate husband—-a tender parent—-a kind and obliging neighbor—-and an active and benevolent citizen, and his death has left a vacuum which will not be soon nor easily filled. He had filled many offices of trust and honor—-was a member of the Convention which formed our State Constitution, and was thrice elected to the House of Representatives of our State Legislature of which he was an industrious and efficient member. He was also a Brother of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and accepted Masons, and was buried with the appropriate ceremonies and honors of the Order.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/02/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In this village, on the 10th inst. [1848/02/10] Mr. JOHN KENNEDY, aged 52 yrs., a native of Ireland.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/02/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In this village, at the house of Mr. J. Sprague, on the 12th inst. [1848/02/12], of congestion of the brain, Rev. HENRY ABBOTT GOSS, aged 26 yrs., formerly of Vienna, Ontario county, N. Y. The deceased, although among strangers, received every attention which kindness and sympathy could prompt, in his last illness. His funeral was attended on the 13th, at the Methodist Episcopal Church in this village, where a discourse was delivered by Rev. S. Miles, from Rev. v.-3. His remains were followed to the grave by the members of the Masonic Fraternity, of which he was a brother, wearing the insignia of the order, and interred with the ceremonies and honors of that Association. He was also a brother of the Order of the S. of T., and the members of the Divisions of that Order in this village appeared in the procession, arrayed in the mourning badges of their order. The ceremonies were conducted in a chaste and appropriate manner, and it was by far the largest funeral procession we ever witnessed in this village.

The following resolutions, passed at a meeting of the Divisions of the S. of T. in this village have been furnished us for publication:

Whereas, it has pleased the Almighty in the wise dispensations of his Providence, to remove by death, our Brother, Henry Abbott Goss, late of Vienna Division, No. 59, of the State of New York, while temporarily in our village: The brothers of Ann Arbor Division, No. 10, and Orion Division, No. 44, in the village of Ann Arbor, in a special meeting assembled.

Resolved, That we will in a body attend the funeral of our deceased brother Goss, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, in this village, on the 13th inst., clothed in the appropriate mourning badge of our Order.

Resolved, That we offer our kindest condolence and tenderest sympathies to the bereaved widow, family and surviving friends of the deceased, and feel to mingle our tears with theirs, in view of this just, but heavy chastisement of a kind and merciful Heavenly Father.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent, by the R. S. of Ann Arbor Division, No. 10, to the widow of the deceased.

Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be furnished to the village papers and their publication requested.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/03/08
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this village, by Rev. C. C. Taylor, Miss J. AUGUSTA TERRY, and Dr. M. GUNN, all of this place.
The usual compliment to the printers accompanied the above notice.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/03/08
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

By the same [Rev. C. C. Taylor], on the 4th, L. W. COLE, Senior Editor of this paper, and Mrs. J. A. FULLER.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/03/08
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On the 2d inst. [1848/03/02], by the Rev. Mr. Hollister of Hamburg, at Dexter, Mr. GARRA B. NOBLE to Miss ELIZA CROSMAN, both of Dexter.
If that wasn't a NOBLE lot of cake then we wouldn't say it.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/03/08
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 6th inst. [1848/03/06], THOS. JACKSON, (a colored man,) aged about 50 years.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1848/03/08
Wednesday


1848/03/15
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.3

Washtenaw Whig
[obituary]
Pg.3

Died, at her father's, in the vicinity of Ann Arbor, of Consumption, Abi E. Ticknor, aged 23, daughter of Heman and Eliza Ticknor.

These parents had already borne seven children to the silence of the grave; but God has been pleased to summon from them an eighth. The deceased was loved of all who knew her, modest, retiring, amiable and affectionate, scant in expression as she was in temper.

In the prospect of dissolution, her gentle nature, at first, shrank from the conflict with the king of Terrors, and contemplated the severance of those tender ties which bound her to friends, with somewhat of natural reluctance: but, for sometime before her decease, she anticipated it with composure, having cast her burden on the Lord, and found his promises exceeding great and precious. Jesus revealed himself to her in his bounty and glory and attracted the admiration and love of her soul; calmed the agitation of her bosom, enabl'd her to say, with cheerful submission; "Jesus I'm ready." A little while before her exit, she said to her father, "I'm nearly through," soon after, "I'm there;" and then, folding her arms over her chest, she breathed her life out sweetly and softly on the bosom of her Redeemer.

"So fades a summer cloud away;
So slaks the gale, when storms are o'er;
So gently shuts the eye of day;
So dies a wave along the shore."

Whilst parents and friends, then, cannot but weep at the parting hour, which summons a loved spirit from its clay tenement, leaving behind but the icy remnant of what was and that too to be borne to the Damps of the sepulchre, they cannot but feel and say of Abi:--

"Thou art gone to the grave --and, its mansion forsaking,
Perchance thy weak spirit in doubt lingered long;
But sunshine of heav'n beamed bright on thy waking,
And the sound thou didst hear was the seraphim's song. [Com.

[Identical items appeared in both newspapers.]

1848/03/15
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

At Dixboro on Monday 5th inst., [1848/03/05] of the prevailing fever, Mrs. Hannah Hawkins, in the 73d year of age formerly of Fair Haven, Vermont.

1848/03/15
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

At the same place, [Dixboro] on Sunday, the 27th February, Winfield Scott Hawkins in the 31st year of his age.

1848/03/15
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

In Dixboro on Saturday the 4th inst., [1848/03/04] Miss Martha Whitney, aged 25 years, daug[h]ter of John and Rachel Whitney.

1848/03/15
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

At the same place, [Dixboro] on Tuesday the 7th, Mrs. Rachel Whitney, in the 50th year of her age, wife of John Whitney.

1848/03/15
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

At Plymouth Wayne Co. on the 25 Feb. 1848 with the Brain or Congestive fever, after a brief illness of forty hours, Lafayette, Son of Capt Chandler Carter of Manchester Washtenaw Co. aged 22 years. —-In this afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence a wife and infant child; an aged Parent and Brothers and Sisters, are called to mourn an irreparable loss —-But they mourn not as those without hope —-confidently believeing, that they shall meet their departed relatives, with the whole redeemed Family of Man and enjoy their society in a fairer clime. Thus has the deceased been cut off in the midst of usefulness, whose departure will be lamented by all, who were acquainted with him—-

1848/07/19
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[marriage column]
Pg.2

On the 13th inst. [1848/07/13] By Professor C. T. Hinman, GEORGE MONROE, Esq., Attorney at Law, and Miss JANE GALLOWAY, both of Albion. [Calhoun Co.]

1848/07/19
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.2

On the 15th inst. [1848/07/15] at the residence of his son, in this village, Doct GEO HILL, aged 56 —-a highly valuable citizen, and a pillar in the Church of Christ.

1848/09/16
Saturday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

In Lima on the morning the 15th of August, 1848, THOMAS S. son of Morris and Margaret Thompson, aged two years eight months and six days.

1848/10/18

Washtenaw Whig
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On the 11th inst. [1848/10/11] by the Rev. Mr. Curtis, Mr. J. W. THOMPSON, to Miss Z. A. TORREY, all of this place.
The Printers fee was duly received.

1848/11/01
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

In Webster, Oct., 26th, Mrs. JANE, wife of DAVID G. CHAMBERLIN, aged 44 years and 7 months.

1848/12/06
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On the 4th day of Dec. 1848, in this village by S. Abel, Esq., HIRAM PIERCE [PIERSE?] and CATHARINE CASSADY, both of Sylvan.

1848/12/20
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On Wednesday evening, Dec. 6th, by Rev. R Sapp, CHARLES J. BECKLEY to FRANCES P. D., adopted daughter of Joseph Eggleston, all of this village.

1848/12/20
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

In Marshall, Calhoun Co., ANDREW McMAHON. —-He was a brother of James McMahon, of Dexter, and a worthy young man, with excellent business habits. His remains were brought to this place, and interred in the Catholic Cemetery.

1848/12/20
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village, Dec. 6th, DENNIS BURNS, aged 33.

1849/01/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 1st Instant, [1849/01/01] by the Rev. T. C. Ada[m], JAMES B. GOTT, Esq. And CAROLINE M.[?], daughter of Doct. E. G. Burger, all of Ann Arbor.

1849/01/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village on the 1st instant, [1849/01/01] Nancy L. wife of A. J. Southerland, aged 21 [20?] years.

1849/01/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[legal notice]
Pg.3

IN CHANCERY
State of Michigan —-The Circuit Court for the county of Washtenaw, in Chancery —-At a session of said court, held in Ann Arbor, on the 28th day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight —-Present, the Hon. George Mills Circuit Judge, Nancy Briggs, complainant, vs. Ashley Briggs, defendant:

It appearing by affidavit to the satisfaction of the this court, that the defendant, Ashley Briggs is not a resident of this State, but of one of the United States, to wit: the State of New York:

It is ordered on motion of W. A. Backbee, solicitor for the complainant, that the said defendant, Ashley Briggs do cause his appearance to be entered in this cause, and notices thereof served on the complainant's Solicitor, within two months from the date of this order, and in case of his appearance, that he cause his answer to complianant's bill to be filed, and a copy there : to be served on the complainant's solicitor within forty days after service of a copy of said bill and on
[???], said bill may be taken as confessed against him.

And it is further ordered that within twenty days the said complainant cause this order to be published in the Michigan Argus, a newspaper printed in the county of Washtenaw, aforesaid, that said publication be continued in said newspaper at least six weeks, and once in each week, during said time, or that be cause a copy of this order to be personally served on the defendant at least twenty days before the time prescribed for his appearance. Dated, December 23, 1849 W. A. BUCKREE.
Sol'r for comp't.

1849/01/10
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Northfield, on the 10th instant [1849/01/10], MICHAEL QUIGLY, aged forty-four years, a native of Ireland but for sixteen years past a resident of this county.

1849/01/31
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Pittsfield, Mich., on the twenty fifth inst., [1849/01/05] JAMES MOSLEY, aged 68 years, formerly of Pittsfield, Mass.

1849/01/31
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Scio, on the 25th instant, [1849/01/25] of the conjestion [sic] on the lungs, Moses Richmond, aged 56 years 11 months and 16 days. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Ann Arbor. His last words were, "weep for yourselves and not for me." He left a Widow and eight children to mourn his loss.
"Jesus can make a dying bed,
Soft as downy pillows are."
"Short and sudden was the gale
That wafted him to rest.
While the wavew impetuous rushed,
A moment toss'd and it was hush'd."

1849/02/21
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

February 3rd of chronic disease of the lungs, Ann Jane Hughes, aged [18? 13?] Years.

1849/02/21
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In Salem, on the 30 inst [1849/01/30], of congestion of the lungs, Frances Annette, daughter of Samuel D. and Sarah Burnett, aged 2 years 9 months. [Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1849/03/07
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

Feb. 14, by Rev. C. C. Park, Mr. MATTHEW W. SALSBURY and Mrs. MARY THROOP, all of York in this county.

1849/03/07
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On the morning of the 4th inst., [1849/03/04] by G. Sutton, Esq., Mr. MARKUS L. SWELT and Miss LAVINA A. GREEN, all of Salem.

1849/03/07
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

Of pulmonary consumption, in Troy, Oak. Co., [Oakland Co.,] Mich., Feb. 27, 1849, EUNICE, wife of Edward Briggs, aged 57 years—lately a resident of Scio in this county, and formerly of Burn, Albany Co., N.Y.

1849/05/23
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.2

ACCIDENT. —-The Rev. Mr. Hobart and Mr. Wm. Kinsley, were very badly injured yesterday, in consequence of the thill strap breaking loose and the horse running, while descending a hill. Mr. Kinsley is not expected to recover. [A thill strap is one of the two long pieces of wood between which a horse is hitched to a vehicle.]

1849/05/23
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.2

Inquest
A Coroner's Inquest was held last evening at the Depot, on the body of John McAvoy, who was killed west of Buchanan,
[Berrien Co.,] about five o'clock, by the train engaged in gravelling the road being thrown off the track in consequence of running upon a cow which was cast in the "cattle guard" at the crossing of the public road. The deceased was thrown upon the track and the wheels of the second car passed over his right thigh and left ankle, cutting both legs almost asunder. The jury rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by an unavoidable accident. We learn that he has, living at Ann Arbor, a mother and four brothers. —-[Niles Express.

1849/05/23
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village on the 7th instant, [1849/05/07] Mrs. SOPHRONIA G. POWELL, aged 58 years, relict of Mr. J. L. Powell, formerly of Phelpestown, N.Y. [Geneva Gazette and Wayne County Democrat will please copy.]

1849/05/23
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 20th inst. [1849/05/20] of Whooping Cough, JULIA HELEN, daughter of Edward and Julia A. Clark, in the [??]th year of her age.

1849/05/23
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

On board the steamer Crescent City, on her passage from Chagres to N. York, on the 10th instant, [1849/05/10] of consumption, GEORGE CORSELIUS, Esq. aged 43 years. The deceased was born in the state of New Jersey, from which place he emigrated to this village more than twenty years since. He, for a number of years, [edite]d the whig paper in this village, and for one year the Detroit Daily Advertiser. He was a self-educated, but well informed man. Possessed of a kind heart, [retir]ing manners, and an amiable disposition. He has left a wife and four children to mourn his loss.

1849/05/23
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Pontiac, [Oakland Co.,] on the 17th, of consumption, Mr. JOHN H. McCRACKEN, Printer, aged 28 years for 24 years a resident of Michigan.

1849/05/30
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 18th instant [1849/05/18] of con[sumptive?] fever, Mrs. MIRIAM KINGSLEY, formerly of [Ypsi]lanti.

1849/06/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Superior on the 29th ultimo [1849/05/29] of Consumption, Mr. MOSES LEONARD, age 49 years. Formerly of Syracuse, N.Y.

1849/06/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 2d inst., [1849/06/02] by E. Thomson, Esq., William Lewett, [of the firm of Edwards and Lewett, Druggists,] and Adelaide Hill, both of Ann Arbor.

1849/06/20
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

At South Bend, Ind., on the 21st of February last, A. W. GREEN, aged 23 years, of Northfield, Washtenaw Co., Mich.

1849/06/20
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In Scio on the 9th inst., [1849/06/09] Mr. THOMAS MURRAY, aged 58 years.

1849/06/20
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In this village, on the 19th inst., [1849/06/19] by the Rev. Mr. Hobart, Mr. Charles H. Goodale, to Miss L. Athelia Chubb, only daughter of the Hon. Harvey Chubb, all of this village.
With the above notice we received the printer's fee, and in return they have our best wishes for their future health, happiness and prosperity.

1849/06/20
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At Moravia, Cayuga county N.Y., on the 17th[12th?] ult., [1849/05/1?] Of Congestive Fever, Miss MATILDA CAROLINE JEWETT, daughter of Dea. Josiah Jewett, aged 24 years 5 months and nine days.

1849/07/04
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In this village, on the 27th instant, [should be ult.? 1849/06/27?] by the Rev. Mr. Hobart, Mr. Horace M. Dean, to Miss Cynthia A. Burden.

1849/07/04
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In Morrisville, Madison Co., N.Y., on the 25th ult., [1849/06/25] Mary Jane, wife of Rev. Henry L. Hammond, aged 32 years.

1849/07/18
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At Howell [Livingston Co.] on the 11th ult., [1849/06/11] ABRAM B. HALL, a volunteer in the late Mexican war —-son of Jesse Hall, Esq. of Hamburgh, [Hamburg, Livingston Co.] aged 21 years.

1849/07/25
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DIED, July 19th, Rev. Josiah Brakeman, Presiding Elder of the Ann Arbor district of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His death was caused from an injury received by a fall from his horse, from which he was violently thrown on Tuesday, the 17th inst. [1849/07/17] Though suddenly called from the scenes of life, he was fully prepared, & met death without fear. He has left a large and deeply afflicted family to mourn his loss. The following resolutions, passed at a meeting of a large number of the preachers of his district exhibit his standing in the Church to which he belonged, and the esteem in which he was held by his brethren of the Ministry:
Whereas, it has please Almighty God in his wise and inscrutible Providence to remove from our midst, by death, our much respected and worthy brother, Rev. Josiah Brakeman, Presiding Elder of the Ann Arbor district, Michigan Conference, Therefore —-
Resolved, That we bow with deep reverence and submission to the wise, yet mysterious dispensation.
Resolved, That in the death of brother Brakeman, the Church has lost a worthy minister, the community a valuable citizen, his family a beloved husband and kind father, and a bright example of Christian integrity and meekness.
Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with his bereaved widow and children in the severe loss they have sustained, and most earnestly commend them to the protection of Almighty God, and the prayers and sympathies of the Church.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of Bro. Brakeman, and that they also be published in the papers of this village, and also in the Family Favorite.
J. A. BAUGHMAN, Chairman.
R. Sapp, Sec'y.
July 20th.

1849/08/01
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In this village on the 28th July, Mrs. TEMPERANCE ALLEN, wife of Mr. George Allen, aged 44 years. Mrs Allen was for many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. – She was the first female married in Ann Arbor. As a devoted Christian, affectionate wife and mother, and kind neighbor, Mrs. Allen had few equals. She has left a bereaved husband and eleven children and many friends to mourn her death. Thus has passed from among us one of the first settlers of our village. [Com.

1849/08/01
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In this village, on the 23d ult. [1849/07/23] HERBERT, only son of Julius C. Smith, Esq., of Chicago, Ill. aged one year and ten months.

1849/08/01
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Suddenly at the Exchange in this village, last evening, Mr. SYDNEY HALL, of chronic diarrhea. This young gentleman was a volunteer to Mexico, and has been troubled with the complaint incident to that climate ever since his return. He has been afflicted with a derangement of the digestive organs for several days, and imprudently partook of green cucumbers, yesterday morning, and was taken ill and expired in about 12 hours.

1849/08/22
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NOTICE.
CHARLES ECKERMANN, engaged for seven years as Professor of History and Ancient Literature, but forced by political reasons to leave his fatherland and the University of Gottingen, comes to America to find in this new country a new and more grateful home, and offers to receive some respectable boys in his house, to educate and to instruct in every necessary branch of learning, in languages ancient and modern, as Latin, Greek, German, French, Italian: he also offers his services to young ladies who wish to learn [t]o speak and write German, whom he promises to enable to a few months to understand the works of the most renowned German writers, Schiller and Goethe, as well as the older German writers: he wishes also to get some pupils for instruction in German and other languages. His certificates may be seen as well as his printed works.

Mr. E. may be seen at his residence in the brick house on the west side of the Old Jail Square. —-Ann Arbor, Aug. 8, 1849

1849/09/05
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In Ann Arbor, September 3d, by the Rev. A. G. Bingham, JOHN W. BOTSFORD, of Salisbury, Litchfield co. Conn., and Miss SUSAN VAN ALLEN, of Ann Arbor. With the above, we received the Cake.

1849/09/12
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In Ann Arbor, on the 10th instant, [1849/09/10] by S. Wheelock, Esq., Charles Parks and Maria Louisa Brown.

1849/09/12
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Also, at the same time and place, by the same, [In Ann Arbor, on the 10th inst. [1849/09/10], by S. Wheelock, Esq.] William Watson and Julia Ann Dorrance.

1849/09/12
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In Detroit, [Wayne Co.] on the 10th instant, [1849/09/10] GEORGE W. WISNER, Esq., aged 37 years, late editor of the Detroit Daily Advertiser.

1849/09/12
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In Dexter, on the 30th ult., [1849/08/30] PARSHALL HOWELL, aged 62 years.

1849/09/12
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In this village, on the 10th instant, [1849/09/10] Mrs. ESTHER M., aged 33 years, wife of Mr. Alexander H. Selden.

1849/11/07
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In Superior, on the 6th, ELIJAH MURRY, Esq., aged 35 years. He was an amiable man, and had filled with ability many offices of trust in this town.

1849/11/14
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In this village, on the 14th instant, [1849/11/14] after a lingering illness, Mr. JOSEPH WARD, in the 61st year of his age, formerly of Dutchess Co., N.Y.

1849/11/21
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On Friday, the 16th inst., [1849/11/16] at Superior, Washtenaw Co. by the Rev. James Inglis, of Detroit, RICHARD INGLIS, M. D., of Detroit, to AGNES, second daughter of Mr. Francis Lambie, of Superior, Washtenaw county.

1849/11/21
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At Superior, Washtenaw county, on Friday the 16th inst., [1849/11/16] by the Rev. James Inglis, of Detroit, [Wayne Co.] Mr. William Lambie, of Detroit, and MARY, daughter of Mr. Robert Campbell, of Augusta.

1849/11/21
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At his residence in Ypsilanti, on the afternoon of the 20th instant, [1849/11/20] Hon. CHARLES W. LANE, aged 35 years. The deceased had long been a resident of this county, —-was a respectable member of the legal profession, and held, at the time of his death, the office of First Judge of our County Court, the duties of which he has discharged with fidelity and untiring industry since the first organization of that court. He was an ornament to his profession, -–gentlemanly and affable in his intercourse with his fellow man, and leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances to lament his early departure.

1849/11/21
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At Whitmore Lake, the 16th inst., [1849/11/16] of Dysentery, Patrick Henry Owen, only child of Ira H. and Julia Ann Owen, aged 13 months and 11 days.
And hast thou gone my lovely one,
Forever from my sight!
O, can I never more behold
Thy little eyes so bright?

Ah, when I kissed thy dying lips,
Thy looks did almost say --
Oh, mother, do not grieve so much
For your little dying boy.

Thy father too, with trembling frame,
His sickness most severe,
Arose to see his dying child!
And drop a father's tear.

What is our loss, is now thy gain,
And we must be resigned;
In Heaven we now hope to meet
Our little infant child.
Communicated.

1849/12/19
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DIED —-Found dead, on Thursday morning last week, Mr. GEORGE THOMPSON, in the road about half a mile this side of the County Poor House. The deceased had long been a resident of this village, and for some months past an inmate of the Poor House. On the preceding day he obtained permission of the keeper to visit the village, and came to this place, and the next morning was found as stated.
Verdict of the Coroner's Inquest "died by a Paralytic shock."

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