1850-1859 Newspaper Notices

Obituaries, Deaths, Marriages, Birthdays, and Notices
from Washtenaw County Newspapers
1850-1859

Compiled by Bobbie Snow and Contributors


 
This index is a work in progress, not a complete listing. Comments in [blue brackets] were added by the editor. The check box  indicates the news item has been verified against the original on microfilm. Items not listing a contributor were collected by Bobbie Snow; otherwise, the contributor's name is given following the text. This material may not be reproduced in any form except to print a copy as needed for personal research.


Date/Day
YYYY/MM/DD

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Source Type

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1850/01/02
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On the 27th of December, by the Rev. Geo Smith, Mr. EDWIN NASH and CYNTHIA JANE BEALS, all of this place.

1850/01/02
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

By the same, [Rev. Geo. Smith] at the 1st inst., [1850/01/01] at the Methodist Parsonage in this place, Mr. THOS. H. LARGE and Miss LUCINDA BOSENBARK, both of Webster.

1850/01/02
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 31st., ult., [1849/12/31] by the Rev. Mr. Graves, Mr. ISAAC HANDY of Niles [Oakland Co.] to Miss MARTHA L. HENNING, of this place.
 With the above notice, the Printer's fee was remembered in a bountiful portion of the bride's loaf. May happiness ever be theirs.

1850/01/02
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In the village of Dexter, on Christmas day, noon, of consumption, Mr. CASSIUS SWIFT, late County Clerk, also, merchant, of Dexter, aged 36 years.

1850/01/02
Thursday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.3
Repeated on Pg.3,
1850/01/09

NOTICE
Is hereby given, that my wife Marianne Buchoz, formerly of Whitmore Lake, has left my bed and board without just cause, and this is to caution all persons against trusting her on my account, as from this date, I will not pay debts of her contracting except such as I will previously agree to pay.
L. R. BUCHOZ.
Whitmore Lake, Jan. 1, 1850.

1850/01/02
Thursday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.3
Repeated on Pg.3,
1850/01/09

NOTICE.
BOARDING wanted for five persons in a genteel and respectable family in the Upper Town of Ann Arbor. My family is composed of myself, one daughter 17 years old, one do. 11, one boy 13 years of age, one do. 7. I would prefer a boarding place near some of the best schools. One large room and two bed rooms, or two rooms and one bed room, with or without furniture. Any letter sent to the subscriber on the subject, will be promptly tended to.
L. R. BUCHOZ.
Whitmore Lake, Northfield, Jan. 1, 1850.
[Note: do. = ditto, referring to a second 'daughter' and a second 'boy']

1850/01/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Springwells, [Wayne Co.] on the 1st instant, [1850/01/01] by the Rev. J. A. Baughman, Mr. CHARLES S. WOOD of Springwells to Miss EMMA WARBURTON of Marion Livingston Co. Mich.

1850/01/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On the 11th inst, [1850/01/11] by Rev. Geo. Smith, Mr. SAMUEL G. BEGALE and Miss CLARISSA INMAN, both of this village.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1850/01/30
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Saline, in this county, on the 25th Instant [1850/01/25], ABNER BOOTH, of Neuralgia, aged 47.
 Ohio papers please copy.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1850/02/06
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor, on the 27th ultimo [1850/01/27], SAMUEL WILLISTON son of John M. Chase, aged ten months and three days.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1850/02/06
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 5th inst [1850/02/05], DAVID HAYWOOD, formerly residing near Adrian, Lenawee County.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1850/02/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the 6th inst. [1850/02/06], , by the Rev. George Smith, Mr. A. J. SOUTHERLAND to Miss ELIZABETH THOMPSON, all of Ann Arbor.
 With the above, a generous allowance of excellent Cake was received.

1850/02/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor, on the 10th inst., [1850/02/10] MARY JENETT, infant daughter of Preserved and Arvilla Smith.

1850/02/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village, of consumption, on the 7th inst., [1850/02/07] at the residence of Judge Clark, aged 23, Miss SARAH P. STRONG, of Belchertown, Mass.

Last October, the days of early autumn, a stranger came among us, interesting all by her rare graces of person and mind. We fondly hoped, with her, that escaped from the rigors of a New England winter, the milder air of our Western home would lend healing and stay the progress of disease. An overruling Providence had ordered otherwise.

The gorgeous dyes in which nature is clothed ere she assumes the white mantle of winter, gave a fleeting beauty to the scenery. So life with the invalid rallied for a time, but "fading, still fading," the internal responds to the external. "That loveliness which owes to decay the wondrous lustre," told us she was passing away, but gently, so gently, that Death looked more like that other brother, Sleep.

"A Savior unloosed the frail cord," and in the morning the spirit was exhaled; we lost a sister from earth, but "the angels knew that another had joined the Seraphic host —-a new harp was struck in Heaven."

Ann Arbor, Feb. 10, 1850.
[Communicated.]

1850/02/20

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Chili, N.Y., on the 19th ult., [1850/01/19] at the residence of her brother-in-law, Joel Allis, Miss SARAH NOBLE, after a short illness, in the 81st year of her age. She died as she had lived, strong in the christian faith and hope; beloved and lamented by a large circle of friends.

1850/02/20
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor, on the 10th instant, [1850/02/10] of Brain fever, Mr. ZEBEDEE BECKLEY, aged 33 years.

1850/02/20
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this village on the 14th instant, [1850/02/14] Colonel GEORGE W. JEWETT, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, in the 74th year of his age. He was born in Lyme, New London Co., Ct. At his death he was the oldest member of the bar in this village and county.

1850/02/20
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In New Orleans, on the 16th ult., [1850/02/16] SPENCER A. SANFORD, formerly a Printer in this village.

1850/02/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor, on the 23d inst., [1850/02/23] Mrs. PHILA BECKLEY, aged 39 years, relict of the Rev. Guy Beckley.

1850/02/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor, on the 23d inst. [1850/02/23], Mr. ADDISON MUNSON.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1850/03/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this village, on the evening of the 10th instant, [1850/03/10] by E. Thomson, Esq., Mr. J. H. STEVENS and Miss SARAH, daughter of James Weeks, Esq., all of this place.
 With the above, the printers were not forgotten.

1850/03/20
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor, March 8th, of consumption, HARRIET, wife of Charles T. Wilmot, aged 30 years.

Mrs. Wilmot experienced religion in 1838 and joined the M. E. Church in this place, and continued an acceptable member till her decease. As she drew near the close of life her faith increased, and while conversing with a friend in regard to her feelings in view of death a few evenings before she died, she exclaimed: "Blessed Savior! Oh, that I could fly away and be at rest!" but added, she was willing to wait the will of the Lord. —-She bore her afflictions with Christian fortititude and patience, and left with world without a struggle or groan –with a smile upon her face, as one sweetly falling asleep. Communicated.

1850/03/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On Thursday the 21st inst., [1850/03/21] in Ann Arbor, By Rev. G. Smith, DANIEL WILKINS, Jr., A. B., and Miss ELLEN C. PLATT, all of Ann Arbor.
 Printers Remembered.

1850/03/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Scio, on the 26th instant, [1850/03/26] by the Rev. Mr. Davidson, Deacon NORMAN C. GOODALE and Miss Amanda M. F. SMEDLEY, all of Scio.
 The Printers were well remembered.

1850/03/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

On Wednesday, March 6, in the city of Cincinnati, by Rev. J. W. Keely, Mr. GEORGE W. KEELY, of Oxford, [Oakland Co.,] and Miss SUSANNAH WELLS, of Cincinnati.

1850/04/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In this village on the 28th ultimo, [1850/03/28] Mrs. HANNAH J., in the 23d year of her age, wife of Mr. Phillip Bach.

1850/04/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

On the 30th ultimo, [1850/03/30] after a short illness, William, in the 4th year of his age, child of John O'Donnell.

1850/04/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In this village, on the 1st inst., [1850/04/01] after a short but severe illness, MARTHA, the beloved daughter of Rogers and Mary Matthews, aged 6 years 11 months and 3 days.
Whilst in this world I did remain
My latter end was grief and pain;
But when the Lord he thought it best
To take me to a place of rest,
My time was spent, my glass was run,
And now, sweet Jesus, I am come.
COMMUNICATED.

1850/04/10
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ypsilanti, on Monday last, after a short illness, GEORGE N. SKINNER, Esq., aged 41 years. He was a prominent and talented member of the Bar in this county.

1850/04/25
Thursday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

On Tuesday, the 23d inst., [1850/04/23], at the Methodist Parsonage in this place, by Rev. Geo. Smith, J. E. FOSTER and MARY CAROLINE WORTHINGTON, both of Scio.

1850/04/25
Thursday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In Superior, on the 19th instant, [1850/04/19] SARAH JOSEPHINE LEONARD, in the 17th year of her age.
"Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
To be for such a slumber meet,
Securely shall my ashes lie,
And wait the summons from on high."

1850/04/25
Thursday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In New York, on the 13th instant, [1850/04/13] MRS. HARRIET CAVELL, aged 70 years, mother of Mr. C. H. CAVELL of this village.

1850/05/08
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.2

SUICIDE-- On Friday morning last, between 12 and 1 o'clock, as the western train of passenger cars came to our Depot, a man threw himself in front of the train and was instantly crushed to death, the whole train passing over him. His name was Richard Clark, aged 45 years, a tailor by trade, and resided in Ypsilanti. The verdict of the Coroner's inquest was that "he came unto his death by voluntarily throwing himself under the car wheels in motion during a temporary fit of aberation of mind." He was laboring under a fit of delerium tremens.

1850/05/22
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.2

OBITUARY-- A few weeks since we briefly noticed the death of Lieut. EDWIN HOWE, of the 6th Regiment of Infantry, U.S. Army. He died at Fort Leavenworth, Mo., March 31st, 1850 in the 29th year of his age. He was the son of the late Hon. O. Howe of Lodi, in this county, to which place his remains were brought for interment. The deceased graduated in the Military Academy at West Point, in June, 1843. He was attached to the 6th regiment of Infranty and accompanied it to Corpus Christi,where he remained under the command of Gen. Taylor until 1844, when he was transferred to Gen. Wool's division, and remained with that distinguished officer during his Chihuahua campaign, and until that wing of the army united with Gen. Taylor at Saltillo. He was then attached ot the Division of Gen. Worth, and with that officer transferred to the main army under Gen. Scott, with whom he remained until the close of the war. He was in the terrible battle of Molino del Rey, and sundry other conflicts. For his gallantry and good conduct, his name was honorably mentioned in the reports of his immediate commanding officers. He as amiable in deportment, and urban in his manners. His ambition and strict attention to duty probably accelerated the event, which his relatives and numerous friends and acquaintances so deeply deplore. Thus has prematurely withered a bud of promise to his friends and hope to his courntry.

1850/08/28
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.2

DIED.—-In this village on the 24th instant [1850/08/24], Hon. GEORGE MILES, aged 52 years, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of this State, and presiding Judge of the Circuit Court for this Circuit. The deceased had been a resident of this village for the past 14 years, during which time he had endeared himself to our citizens, by his kindness of heart, urbanity of manners, and gentlemanly deportment. The following tribute to his memory is a just and appropriate eulogium:—-

BAR MEETING.

At a meeting of the Bar and officers of the Circuit Court for the County of Washtenaw, at the Court House in this village, on the 24th day of August, 1850,

Hon. EDWIN LAWRENCE was appointed chairman, and J. M. Walker, secretary.

Edwin Thomson, Norton R. Ramsdell, and Geo. Sedgwick, Esqrs., were appointed a committee to prepare resolutions expressive of the sentiments and feelings of the meeting, on the melancholly event of the recent and sudden death of Hon. GEORGE MILES, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of this State, and presiding Judge of this Judicial Circuit, and thereupon,

Edwin Thomson, Esq., in behalf of the committee, presented the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:

The members of the Bar and officers of the Circuit Court for this County, having been called together to give a public and sincere testimony of their feelings and sense of the loss the Bench, the profession and our citizens have sustained by the death of Hon. GEORGE MILES, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan, and Judge of this Judicial Circuit, and an expression of their reverence for the memory of a citizen, distinguished in the grateful respect of all who knew him, and endeared to the affections of his friends, no less by his private than his public virtues, no less by the admirable qualities of his heart, than of his mind. This meeting thus assembled, while conscious how inadequately those feelings and sentiments can be expressed by any token of respect in their power to manifest, do adopt the following resolutions:

1. That the bar has been deprived of one of its brightest ornaments; and the Bench of an illustrious member, they have sustained a loss of extensive learning, untiring perseverence, pure integrity, and sterling abilities; a long and varied practice at the Bar, had prepared his mind for the severer duties and higher responsibilities of the Bench, and he has left to the profession lasting proof how closely he pursued the one, and how faithfully he discharged the other.

2. That this meeting deeply deplores the decease of Judge Miles in the midst of his career of usefulness and honor, and that the members of the Bar, and Officers of this Court attend the funeral of the deceased, and wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days.

3. That we sympathise with his bereaved wife, who mourns the loss of an affectionate husband.

4. That the secretary of this meeting deliver a copy of these resolutions to the widow of the deceased, and that N. R. Ramsdell, Prosecuting Attorney for this County, be requested to present a copy of these resolutions and the proceedings of this meeting to the Circuit Court for the County of Washtenaw at its next session, and move the Court that the same be entered on the journals thereof.
E. LAWRENCE, Ch'n.
J. M. WALKER, Sec'y.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1850/11/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.

DIED
In Webster, Washtenaw county, on the 2nd inst.
[1850/11/02] MARY, relict of the late Cornelius O'Brien, aged 72 years.

She endeared herself to all who knew her, by those sterling qualities that characterized her as the constant wife--the fond and affectionate mother, and the true and steadfast friend. In the course of a long life she was scarce ever known to deviate from that correct path of duty that led her, in its tortuous course, through the varied scenes in which she was called to act. Though death snatched her from some of the dearest and best, she murmured not, but thanked the All-wise Ruler that, in calling them to Himself, He had spared a small remnant of those she loved to cheer her declining years, and , in some measure, to smooth her pathway to the tomb. She bore her protracted illness with christian fortitude. Losing sight of the past in the bright and glorious anticipation of the future, about to dawn upon her, she gently passed away with victory on her brow, "and life's last rature triumphed over her woes."
[Communicated

On board the British bard Change, on her passage from Panama to San Francisco, Sept. 4, Benjamin Smith of Plymouth, Wayne county, Mich., aged 40 years.

On the same vessel, Frank L. Markham, Sept. 18, of the same place, aged 46 years.

On board the same vessel, on the 18 Oct. of Fever, Dr. F. G. Markham, aged 46 years, of the same place.

1850/11/13
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.

MARRIED
On the 29th ult.
[1850/10/29], at St. John's Chapel, New York city by the Rev. Dr. Wainwright, Mr. JAMES DORLER, of Switzerland and MARY C. TOMPKINS, daughter of Gen. Martin Davis, of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1850/11/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.2

DEATHS IN CALIFORNIA-- Among the deaths in California, reported by the arrival of the steamer Crescent City, and published in the New York Tribune, we find the names of W. DORHETY and S.W. FOSTER, of Michigan. The former died at San Francisco, during the week ending Oct. 7, of fever; the latter at the same place, during the week ending Oct. 12, of diarrhea.

1851/04/30
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor on Friday afternoon, April 25, DELIA S. HART, wife of Abner C. Parmelee and daughter of the late Dr. Luther W. Hart, of Marshall, Mich.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1851/12/10
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

DIED,
On the 30th ult.
[1851/11/30], in her 11th year, SARAH M. daughter of Thomas M. and Parley Ann Ladd, of this place. Through faith in this promises, dedicated to God in infancy by the sacred ordinance of Baptism, and since prayerfully instructed in His blessed word, the Holy Spirit sealed the efforts of the parents by his sanctifying infuences, and as our dear departed one grew in years, she grew in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As the mortal part was being dissolved day by day, ever amiable, she became exceedingly lovely in temper and disposition, and in His own time, fitted for His eternal and glorious kingdon, God took her to Himself and now safe in the fold of the good shepherd, sin cannot harm her; sorrow will not reach her; neither will she know pain or sickness any more. Com.

In this city, on the 4th inst.
[1851/12/04], Major CHARLES MOSELEY, aged 79 years.

At Indian Bar, Tuolam[ne?] River, Cal., Oct. 26, Mr. DAVID AUSTIN.

In Sacramento, on Sunday evening, Oct. 26, after a brief illness, Mr. DAVID CLANCY, a member of the order of Odd Fellows aged about 23 years. Mr. C. was formerly a resident of this city.

1852/01/14
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

DIED In Napoleon, on the 29th ult. [1851/12/29], JOHN KEMP, aged 93 years, a Soldier of the Revolution. He was with Gen. Gates and the surrender of Burgoyne, and served in many other battles.

In Northfield, on the 9th inst.
[1852/01/09], Mr. WILLIAM ALLEN, of Lung complaint, in the 59th year of his age.-- He was born in the State of New York, and emigrated to the Territory of Michigan in the year 1826; being one of the pioneers of Washtenaw Co. He contributed much towards its present improvements. He has been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years previous to his death and died expressing no regrets to leave this world for a better, where love and harmony prevails.

--COM In Tecumseh, on the 8th inst.
[1852/01/08], Mrs. MARTHA TUDOR, aged 28 years, 9 months and 7 days, wife of Jas. C. Allen, Esq. The deceased was the daughter of E. Porter, Esq. of this city. She was an affectionate wife, a tender mother, and an exemplary member of society and has left an affectionate husband, and a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn her early death.

On the evening of the 13th inst.
[1852/01/13] at the residence of H.R. Hughes, in this city, Dr. GEORGE LITTLE of Ballina, County of Mayo, Ireland, aged 37 years.

In this city, on Saturday last
[1852/01/10], CHARLES WILLIAMS aged four months, only child of Adelaide and William Lewitt.

1852/01/14
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

MARRIED
On the 7th inst.
[1852/01/07] by the Rev. Mr. Fleming, DAVID G. ROSE to Miss LUCRETIA A. ROBISON, daughter of Andrew Robison, all of Sharon.

In Trenton, on the 2d inst.
[1852/01/02] Mr. WM. PARK of this city to Miss CLEAVELAND, eldest daughter of Mr. W. Cleaveland, of that place.

1852/01/28
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

DIED At his residence in the Township of Lima, on the 20th inst. [1852/01/20] Mr. JUSTIN BAKER, aged about 75 years.

1852/01/28
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

MARRIED At Ann Arbor on the 25th inst. [1850/01/25], by D.T. McCollum, Esq. Mr. WARREN A. MILLARD to Miss CHARLOTTE E. REDDING, all of this city.

1852/02/03
Tuesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

MARRIED In Ann Arbor, on the 26th ult. [1852/01/26], by Rev. J. Blanchard, Mr. ORESAN WILLSON of La Porte, Ind. and Miss ELIZA CONOVER, of this place.

1852/02/03
Tuesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

DIED, In this town, on the 22d ultimo [1852/01/22], CHARLES, aged 8 years, son of Nelson and Emily Inman.

1852/02/03
Tuesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

DIED, In San Francisco, on the 17th of January last, ERASTUS W. CRAWFORD, aged 32 years, formerly of Michigan.

1852/02/03
Tuesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

DIED, In this city, on the 1st inst. [1852/02/01], HENRY R. HUGHES, a native of Ireland.

1852/02/04
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor on the 29th ult., [1852/01/29] by Rev. J. Blanchard, Rev. M. HICKEY[?], of the Second M. E. Church to Miss SARAH A. BUSH, of this city.

1852/03/17
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

DIED In Webster, on the 22d ult. [1852/02/22], ALMINA DAWSON, wife of Mr. John Dawson, and daughter of the late Silas Cogswell, aged 30 years.

1852/03/17
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

DIED In Cambria, Hillsdale Co., on Sunday, the 7th inst. Mr. JOHN SWEEGLES, Senior, aged 68 years, father of the Auditor General of this State.

1852/04/14
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this city, on the 13th inst., [1852/04/13] by Rev. C. C. Taylor, D. W. PERLY, Esq., Attorney at Law, of Stockton, Ca., and Miss LOUISA C. BRIGHAM, daughter of the late Philip Brigham, M.D., of this place.

1852/04/14
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this city, on the 13th inst., [1852/04/13] by Rev. J. Blanchard, Mr. JAMES OSBORN and Miss ELLEN TREMOY[?], both of Scio.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1852/04/14
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this city, on the 8th inst., [1852/04/08] Mr. J. GREELY COOK, in the 49th year of his age.

1852/05/12
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Saline on the 2?th ultimo, [1852/04/2?] by Rev. Mr. Laird, Mr. RICHARD M. STEDDINS[?] and Miss MARIA BEERS, all of that place.

1852/05/12
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

On the 8th inst., [1852/05/08] Mrs. FRANCIS LEACH, wife of the late Ebenezer Leach, of Buckingham, Eng. in the 66th year of her age.

1852/05/12
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Ann Arbor on the 29th ultimo, [1852/04/29] Mr. RICHARD STUBBS aged 32 years, son of William Stubbs, Esq.

1852/05/12
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Superior on the 3rd instant, [1852/05/03] an infant child of Geo Douglass, aged 3 weeks.

1852/05/26
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

Married In Milford, on the 9th[?] inst. [1852/05/09] by Rev. Wm Herd[?], Mr. WILLIAM ROSSMAN, Medical Student, and Miss CHARLOTTE RICE, of this city.

1852/05/26
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

DIED At Detroit, on the 14th inst. [1852/05/14] Mrs. SOPHIA A., wife of S.A. Bagg, esq., aged 31 years.

1852/06/09
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this city on the 3rd inst., [1852/06/03] by E. H. Spaulding, Esq., Mr. Franklin Deluryd[?], of Ypsilanti, to Miss Sarah High[dale? bads?], of Arbor Springs, [Yankee Springs in Barry Co.?] Mich.

1852/06/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.1

A man named Ozias Parmelee, was drowned in Black Lake, on Monday of last week. Permelee attempted to pass another man who was with him in a canoe, and both were precipitated into the lake. The body was recovered on the following day. An inquest was held and a verdict rendered that the deceased came to his death accidentally, by drowning. Parmelee was about 48 years of age, and formerly from Middletown, Conn. We understand he left a wife and child, some years since in Connecticut.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1852/06/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Orangeport, NY on the 6th inst., [1852/06/06] by Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. SYDNEY D. HARRINGTON, of Ann Arbor, Mich., to Miss CORNELIA L. BLINN, of Lockport.

1852/06/16
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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At Kanesville, Iowa on the 27th ult. [1852/05/27] of cholera Morbus, R. W. Jewett, formerly of Lima, Washtenaw Co. Mich age 25 years and 20 days.

1852/07/25
Sunday

Michigan Argus
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In Sondra, Calilfornia, on the 21st of May last, JOEL CAMP, 22 years, formerly of Ypsilanti.

1852/07/25
Sunday

Michigan Argus
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In Shasta, California, on the 8th of June, of chronic diarrhea Mr[s?]. ERASMUS G. GOULD, aged 36 years of Eaton Co., Mich.

1852/07/25
Sunday

Michigan Argus
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In Ann Arbor, July 8th, Mary L. infant daughter of George and Lucina Gibbs, aged 8 months and 11 days. [4-line poem follows] Com.

1852/09/15
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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At Gold Hall, California, on the 26th of July, Mr. CHARLES PORTER, late of Providence, R. I., to Miss SARAH JANE PLACE, late of Michigan. The above named young lady is the daughter of Mr. Chas. E. Place, of Webster in this county.

1852/09/15
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city on the 9th instant, [1852/09/09] Maranda Eveline, aged 1 year and 8 days, only child of Mr. George Jacobus. [short poem follows] Com.

1852/09/15
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
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In this city on the 12th instant, [1857/09/12] MORRIS ALVIN, eldest son of A. & L. Norton aged 5 years 7 mo[n]ths.

1852/09/22
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
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DIED, in this city on the 19th instant, [1852/09/19] Hon. William A. Fletcher, aged 64 years. The deceased was by profession a lawyer and has held many important offices. He was an active and efficient member of the Legislative Council, Attorney General of the Territory of Michigan, and the First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court upon the organization of our State Government. He was also entrusted with the responsible duty of Revising the Statutes, known as the Revision of 1838. He was a sound jurist and an able advocate. An urbane and polished gentleman in his intercourse with his fellow men.

1852/10/20
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
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Pg.?

Married. At Lodi on the 18th inst. [1852/10/18] At the residence of Horace Booth, Esq., by Rev. R. Bird, Norman Burgess, Esq. of Putnam to Miss Caroline Mamel of Lodi.

1852/10/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
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Pg.?

MARRIED. In Pittsfield, Sept. 5th, by Rev. W. F. Bigelow, Mr. SAMUEL NEWTON and Miss JANE IMISON, both of Pittsfield.

1852/10/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
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Pg.?

MARRIED. In Saline, the 6th inst. [1852/10/06], by the same [Rev. W. F. Bigelow], Mr. WARREN L. RICE and Miss HARRIET A. SHERMAN, both of Saline.

1852/10/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

MARRIED. On the 17th inst. [1852/10/17], by the same [Rev. W. F. Bigelow], Mr. Wm. W. BALDWIN and Miss JULIA W. LAWRENCE, all of Saline.

1852/10/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

MARRIED. On the 20th inst. [1852/10/20] in Ann Arbor, by the same [Rev. W. F. Bigelow], Mr. T. LAKE of York and Miss MARIAH LOOMIS, of Pittsfield.

1852/10/27
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.?

MARRIED. On the 26th inst. [1852/10/26], at the residence of her father, by Rev. Mr. Walker, SAMUEL PALMER of Lyndon to Miss NANCY L., youngest daughter of Hon. B.F. FOX of Unadilla.

1852/11/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[article]
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DIED--On the Sacramento, California, on the 19th of September last, HIRAM BURNHAM, Esq., aged 53 years, formerly a resident of Saline, in this county. He was for a long time an efficient surveyor, and as such was employed by the government. He was an intelligent and amiable man.

1852/11/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.?

NOTICE Whereas my Wife Mary has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, this is therefore to forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Scio. Oct. 6, 1852 Benjamin Culey.

1852/11/03
Wednesday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

DIED at Downeville California, on the 22d Sept., of Cholera, Wm. C. Lemon, formerly a law student in this city.

1852/11/24
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[notice]
Pg.?

Married. On the 21st inst. [1852/11/21] by Rev. E. W. Bordan, Mr. EVERETT B. HOUSE of Ann Arbor to Miss ELIZA A. LEWIS of Hanton [sic] Wayne Co.

1852/11/24
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[notice]
Pg.?

Married. In Detoit [sic] , on the 18th inst. [1852/11/18] by Rev. G. W. Harris, Mr. JOHN G. NORTON, of this city, to Miss ELIZABETH A. ROBINSON of Detroit.

1852/11/24
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[notice]
Pg.?

DIED. In the township of Ann Arbor, on the 13th inst. [1852/11/13], of Brain Fever, Albert H. son of DANIEL J. and Silva Hawkins, aged 13 months.

1852/11/24
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
[notice]
Pg.?

DIED. In this city , on the 21st inst. [1852/11/13], of Dropsy on the brain, LOUIS ADELBERT, only son of Joseph and Julia Godfrey, aged 4 months and twenty-one days.
Sleep on sweet babe, and take thy rest
God called thee home, when he thought best.
Detroit papers please copy.

1854/02/22
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
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In Lodi, Mich., on the 8th inst. [1854/02/08], by the Rev. O. C. Comstock, Mr. J. A. CHAPIN, of Ann Arbor, to Miss S. E. ARMSTRONG, of Lodi.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1854/02/22
Wednesday

Washtenaw Whig
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In Monroe, Wis., on the 8th inst. [1854/02/08], MARY S., aged 3 months and 15 days, only child of Daniel S. and Lovicy S. Millen, formerly of this city.
"We lay thee in the silent tomb,
Sweet blossom of the day;
We just began to view thy bloom,
And thou art called away."
[Contributed by S. Brevoort for Steve Forester steveforester (at) yahoo.com]

1857/03/20
Friday

Weekly
Michigan Argus

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On the 15th inst., [1857/03/12] by the Rev. Prof. Williams, FRANCIS BRUNNOW, Director of the Observatory, to REBECCA LLOYD, daughter of Dr. HENRY P. TAPPAN.

1857/03/20
Friday

Weekly
Michigan Argus

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In this city, on the 12th inst. [1857/03/12], MRS. LUCINDA H. HEWITT, in the 56th year of her age. The deceased was formerly of Norwich, Conn., though she has resided in this city and vicinity for the past 20 years.

1857/03/20
Friday

Weekly
Michigan Argus

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We have the painful duty of recording the death of one of the first settlers in this city, and one among the early pioneers of the State.

DANIEL BROWN, Esq., died at his residence in Ann Arbor, on Wednesday, the 11th inst.,
[1857/03/11] in the 82nd year of his age; closing a life full of years and of honor.

Mr. BROWN was born in the village of Lexington, in the State of Massachusetts in the year 1775. His family afterwards removed to Windsor County, Vermont, where for a long series of years he served in the Legislature of the State. Migrating to western New York, he filled for many years offices of trust and honor among his fellow-citizens.

He came to this place in 1826, when the site of our city was almost an unbroken wilderness. To his forethought, energy, and public spirit was the town indebted for the first impulse in its career of prosperity. He was possessed of a genial disposition, and social qualities of a high order which enabled him through life to win "troops of friends," whom he retained by his integrity, generosity and high sense of honor.

Born at the time and in the place where the first blood of the Revolution was spilt, his nursery tales were the stories of patriotism – and his cradle hymns were the songs of liberty. These early impressions remained indelible thro' life. He was enthusiastic in his support of the great party of popular rights, recording his first vote for Mr. Jefferson in 1796, and with a fidelity that never faltered, supported each succeeding Presidential candidate of that party, coming out for the last time to record his vote for Mr. Buchanan. It is an interesting fact in the early history of this County, that on the inauguration of President Jackson, in 1829, every "Jackson man" in Washtenaw County was invited, and most of them were present at his house, in a festival given in honor of the occasion. The lamp of his life went out peacefully and quietly. He died without disease and without pain; expressing gratitude that his time had come, and relying with unshaken confidence in a glorious immortality. The burial was conducted by the Masonic Societies of the City. He had been a prominent member of that institution for more than half a century.
Com.

1858/01/12
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

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MARRIED
In Detroit, by Rev. MR. PETERS of Trinity Church at High Mass, Jan.7th, 1858, Mr. MICHAEL DEVANY, of this city, and Miss MARY HAND of Detroit.

1858/01/12
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[article]
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 Dr. EWING, who came to reside with us last summer, has removed back to Dexter. The only cause for this that we can see is that it is so "provokingly healthy" in Ann Arbor tht the practice of medicine is not profitable. While it would be unamiable in us to express the hope that doctors may always have plenty of business, we may still be permitted to wish Dr. Ewing the success which he deserves, wherever he may be.

1858/01/12
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[article]
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SERIOUS ACCIDENT--Mr. Rufus Knight, an old and very worthy citizen of the town of Scio, met with a serious accident on Friday last, in the following manner. He had loaded in his barn a load of oats in bags, and attached to the wagon a pair of horses not accustomed to work together. Upon attempting to start them, they did not pull in concert, but would alternately pull and fly back, until becoming impatient, they sprang together, and so suddenly, as to carry the wagon with great force down the descent from the barn door, the concussion throwing Mr. Knight with great force on to the frozen ground. He struck on his right side, bruising the side of his head in a frightful manner, and breaking the collar bone, and otherwise bruising and lacerating the entire right side of the trunk. It is feared that some of the broken bones have penetrated the lungs. Painful inflammation has ensued, and the extent of the injury, together with the fact that Mr. Knight is an old man renders it very doubtful whether he can recover.

1858/01/19
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[marriage column]
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In Lima, at the residence of the bride, by F. R. GORTIN, Esq., Mr. GEORGE CROSSGOVE and Mrs. ALICE HURFROD.

1858/01/19
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[article]
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 One day last week a son of Mr. Charles Killan, about 3 years of age, who lives near Geddesburgh, was kicked violently by a colt, having his skull badly broken, and the brain exposed. A piece of bone was removed by Dr. Ashley of this village, of over three inches in length by an inch wide at the middle, tapering to a point at each end. The boy lived until Wednesday of this week, when he died. --- Yps. Sentinel

1858/01/26
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

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FATAL ACCIDENT--Mr. Charles Drake, of Northfield, in this county, was killed on Friday last by a falling tree. He was engaged in felling some trees that were lodged together, which, falling in a different direction than he anticipated, struck him on the right shoulder, breaking and mangling it badly, and producing, as it is supposed, instant death. He was found soon after the accident by his father. He was aged about 36 years, and leaves a wife and six children, the youngest but two weeks old.

1858/01/26
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[article]
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 Two boys, named Fuller and Walker, were arrested on Friday evening last for disturbing relitions exercises at the Methodist Church in this city. They were taken before Justice Gardiner, and sent to jail for 30 days.

1858/01/26
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[article]
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LARCENIES-- Quite a number of minor thefts have been committed in this city recently, particularly in robbing clothes lines. Last night the clothes lines of Hon. D. McIntyre and Charles Behr were robbed, and an Englishman, by the name of Samuel Ayers, a laborer living west of the city on the Dexter road, has been arrested for the robbery. We learn that the goods taken from both places were found on the premises occupied by the defendant. He was tried before Justice Van Cleve, and sentenced to 30 days in the county jail.

1858/01/26
Tuesday

Local News &
Advertiser

[article]
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DEATH OF GEN. VAN FOSSEN
-- The telegraph announces the death of this gentleman at his house in Ypsilanti. Gen. Van Fossen was one of the earliest settlers in this State, and for many years occupied a prominent position among leading men and Statesmen. As long ago as 1840 he was Commissioner of Internal Improvements and we believe has several times occupied a seat in the State Legislature. He has a mind well stored with intelligence, relating to both national and State politics. His death will be regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances throughout the State. It was but a few days ago that we met him in this city in his usual health which has been feeble for several years past. --- Detroit Advertiser

1858/02/02
Monday

Local News &
Advertiser

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DIED
In San Mateo County, California, Dec. 22 at the residence of Judge Fox, Harriet C., daughter of C.N. and C.M. Fox, late of Ann Arbor.

1858/02/02
Monday

Local News &
Advertiser

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Mr. George Loomis left this city on Friday for California. The best wishes of the entire community go with him.

1858/02/02
Monday

Local News &
Advertiser

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MORE THIEVING-- Two men --John McConnell and Thomas Riley -- were committed to the county jail last week, having been convicted before Justice W. L. Dutcher, of the town of Dexter, of stealing several articles of wearing apparel. McConnel was sent for six, and Riley for three months.

1858/10/08
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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DIED At his residence in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York, on the 8th day of September, 1858, ELDAD BLACKNEY, after a short illness, aged 90 years. Respected in life, and lamented in death.

1858/10/08
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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DIED In San Francisco, Cal. on Monday evening, Aug. 22d, WILLIE, son of E.A. and Eliza P. Lawrence, aged 20 months and 8 days.

1858/10/15
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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MARRIED On Sunday, the 10th inst. [1857/03/12], by the Rev. I. W. Donelson, at the residence of the bride's father, MR. BENJAMIN J. PHELPS, to MISS MARY, daughter of Rufus Knight, Esq. Of Scio.

1858/10/15
Friday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
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Caution. MY WIFE Jane having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, all persons are forbid harboring or trusting her on my account as I shall pay no debts of her contracting. Dundee Oct. 13th J. F. Dunn

1858/12/14
Tuesday

Local News
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[article]
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The Oldest Settler. We have been looking about for the oldest settler now living in Washtenaw Co., and if we are not mistaken, J.W. Maynard Esq. of our city has lived in the county longer than any person now living within its bounds. His father arrived in this county with a portion of his family, including John, and settled on the Farm owned by the late Dr. Ticknor, in the town of Pittsfield, Sept. 2d, 1824. If there is in the county any one who settled here at an earlier date, the fact would be noted with pleasure.

1858/12/14
Tuesday

Local News
& Advertiser


[article]
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Casualty. A Mr. Robison, of the town of Ann Arbor, was killed by the falling of a tree, on Wednesday last. He leaves a large and helpless family, entirely destitute of the comforts of life.

1858/12/14
Tuesday

Local News
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[article]
Pg.?

Attempted Suicide. We learn that Mr. Edmund Rogers of Lodi in this county, attempted suicide on Thursday last, by cutting his throat. At last accounts he was still living. The cause assigned was pressure of blood on the brain causing partial derangement.

1858/12/21
Tuesday

Local News
& Advertiser

[article]
Pg.?

To the Editor of the "Local News" PITTSFIELD, DEC 15th, 1858. Mr. Editor, Sir - I notice an article in your issue of the 14th inst. [1858/12/14], headed "The Oldest Settler", in which you are mistaken; and at your request, I will respond by stating the fact that I brought my family into this county, in May 1824, at which time I found Mr. Steats, Hiram Tuttle, Alvin Cross and Wm. Cross, all of whom are now living in the county I believe. Respectfully yours, S.D. McDOWELL.
We are happy to receive the above communication from our friend McDowell. We send each of the above named gentlemen the "Local", with the request that they will write us, giving the date of their settlement in the county; and whether, to their knowledge, there is now in the county any one who was here at the date of their settlement. [Ed. LOCAL NEWS]

1859/11/08
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[marriage column]
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MARRIED--
In Brighton, on the 27th ult.
[1859/10/27], by Rev. Geo Smith, KINSLEY W. BINGHAM, of Green Oak, to FRANCES A. WOODRUFF, of Brighton.

On the 1st inst.
[1859/11/01], by Rev. Geo. Taylor, at the residence of C. B. Cook, esq., Mr. AARON ABER, of Ypsilanti, to Miss MARY BARR, of Ann Arbor.

1859/11/22
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[article]
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Fire in Ann Arbor Village-- Sinclair's large Flouring Mill Nearly Destroyed.

On Sunday morning last about 7 o'clock our citizens were alarmed with the cry of fire. It was soon ascertained that the large flouring mill situated on the north side of the Huron, in the Village of Ann Arbor, belonging to William M. Sinclair, was on fire. The fire department of the village and of our city were promptly on the spot, but the flames had already so far advanced that all hope of saving more than the lower story was abandoned. The efforts of the fireman were directed to this object, in which they were successful.-- The building was soon reduced to a perfect wreck, with the exception of the lower story and the basement. The stone walls and remain entirely uninjured and it is thought that the building having been put up in sections or stories, the two lower stories -- or basement and first story -- may be rendered available in the erection of another building. The burr-stones we learn are in a good state of preservation. We cannot estimate the loss at this writing, but it is thought that the insurance, $15,000, will fully repay all losses except the profits arising from its legitimate operations for the coming year. The saving of the lower stories may be attributed to the almost unparalleled efforts of the two fire departments. We never saw a more determined effort, or one more successful under all the circumstances, than was made on that occasion by the fire departments. The citizens also contributed greatly to saving the movable property in the lower stories of the building. All the flour in barrels was removed, and a considerable quantity taken out.

There was a $10,000 insurance on the mill and 5,000 on the stock, all in the two Hartford companies, of which the Hon. S. Abel is the agent in this city. It is supposed that the fire was caused by friction in some part of the machinery.


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