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Otsego County
New York
Genealogy and History




Obituaries and Death Notices


ADAMS, John
DIED - At Fly Creek, on the 24th ult. Mr. John Adams. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 1 Dec. 1810; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


ALLEN, Christopher
DIED, In this village, of the prevailing fever, on the 14th inst. Mr. Christopher Allen, aged 27. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 19 Mar. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


AMES, Jotham
DIED, In Middlefield, on the 9th inst. very suddenly, Capt. Jotham Ames, aged 68, formerly from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and an officer in our revolutionary army. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 16 May 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


APLIN, Betsey
DIED - In the town of Hartwick, of the same disease, Mrs. Betsey Aplin, consort of Wm. Aplin, and daughter of Abner Pier, deceased. It is remarkable that in the course of seven weeks four members of this family have fallen victims to the typhus fever. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 12 Jan. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


APLIN, James
DIED - In Hartwick, on the 21st instant, James Aplin, Esq. aged 59 years. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 14 Mar. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


AVERILL, Mary
DIED, On the 11th inst. Mrs. Mary Averill, Consort of Mr. James Averill, aged 76. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 14 Mar. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BARNARD, Louisa
DIED, In this city, on Saturday Evening last, Mrs. Louisa Barnard, wife of Mr. Julius Barnard, aged 42. Those acquainted with this respected woman will cherish a lively remembrance of her virtues.

(Mrs. Barnard was sister to Dr. Theodore Pomeroy, of this Village.) [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 28 Mar. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BASSETT, Julius
The remains of Julius Bassett, who died at the home is his son, Prof. J. Anthony Bassett, of Richfield Springs, arrived Monday for interment at Deer River.  Mr. Bassett was a resident of this town for many years, and was highly respected in this community, where he was so favorably known.  He was aged about 65 years.  His remains were accompanied by his widow and Prof. J. Anthony Bassett, who are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent parent. [Source: The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) - Thursday, April 13, 1899; submitted by Jim Dezotell] 


BOSWELL, David
DIED, In Otsego, suddenly, on Saturday the 12th inst. Mr. David Boswell. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 19 Aug. 1809; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BOWERS, Henry C.
DIED. Suddenly, at Cooperstown, N.Y., Henry C. Bowers, in the 39th year of his age.  

Funeral Tuesday, September 15, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence in Cooperstown. [Source: New York Tribune (New York, NY) Monday, 14 Sept. 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BOWERS, Henry J.
Henry J. Bowers died suddenly, at Ashville, N.C., on Tuesday. He was seventy-three years old, and was spending the winter with his daughter there. His home was in Cooperstown, N.Y., where he had lived nearly all his life. He was born in 1824, and was an only son of John M. Bowers, who settled at Cooperstown in 1796, and owned about 27,000 acres of land on the east side of the Susquehanna River, directly opposite the Cooper estates. 

He was graduated from Union College in 1845. In 1848 he married Miss Crain, the daughter of William Crain, of Herkimer county, who was Speaker of the Assembly in 1846. She died four years ago at Lakelands. He leaves five children - John M. Bowers, a well known lawyer; William C. Bowers and Henry C. Bowers, all of whom live in this city; Margherita, who is now the wife of Colonel Charles L. Davis, of the United States army, and an unmarried daughter, Martha. [Source: New York Herald (New York, NY) Thursday, 16 Jan. 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BOWERS, Margaret
DIED, On Wednesday evening last, Margaret Bowers, youngest daughter of John M. Bowers, Esq. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 21 Oct. 1809; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BROCKWAY, Harmony
DIED, In Otsego, on the 25th ult. Mrs. Harmony Brockway, consort of Mr. Eliphalet Brockway, aged 44 years. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 4 July 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz]


BUNDY, David S.B.
Otsego, N.Y., April 4, (1858) ae. 67. In the death of Mr. B., community has lost one of its most valuable citizens. In all the relations of life he was a true man, a warm friend, honorable, high-minded, and always energetic in promoting the best interests of the public. As a farmer, he practically has done as much as any other citizen for the promotion of agriculture. He was for 20 years an active member of an agricultural society, and contributed largely to its success.
[Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States for 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


BURDITT, Judge L. I.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 19 (Special). - Judge L. I. Burditt, of Cooperstown, N.Y., died here early this morning He was eighty-four years old, and senility is assigned as the cause of his death. He was a wealthy and influential resident of Cooperstown, where he had lived nearly all his life. Four years ago he purchased a winter home in this city, and since then spent his winters here, a daughter and a niece being with him. The body will be sent to Cooperstown to-morrow morning. [Source: New York Tribune (New York, NY) Wednesday, 20 May 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BURGESS, Maria G.
DIED. Suddenly, on Sunday, October 13, at 12 S. Munn ave., East Orange, N. J., Maria G., wife of the late John H. Burgess. 

Funeral services will be held at 12 S. Munn ave. on Wednesday, at 4 p.m. 

Interment at Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday. [Source: New York Tribune (New York, NY) Tuesday, 15 Oct. 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


BUTTERFIELD, James
DIED, At Hartwick, on the 31st ultimo, Maj. James Butterfield, aged 64. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 12 Nov. 1818; transcribed by FoFG mz]



BUTLER, Elder Asa
Worcester, Otsego Co., N.Y., Aug. 26, (1858) ae. 80. He was a doctrinal, experimental, and practical Christian. His statements of divine truth were unflinching. He held and declared it with simplicity, sincerity, and affection. He did not change with the changing policy of the times, but bore one uniform testimony to the gospel. He was a zealous promoter of every Christian and benevolent institution. The cause of evangelical missions was dear to his heart.
[Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States for 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

CAMPBELL, Colin
Drowned in the Hudson River, opposite Castleton, May 19, (1858) ae. 20, son of Hon. William W. Campbell, of Cooperstown, N.Y. He was a senior in Union College, and a young man of much promise.
[Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States for 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


CAMPBELL, Helen
Died, In Cooperstown, Friday, Sept. 18, Helen, daughter of Robt. P. and Helen Campbell, aged 14 months. [Source: Evening Post (New York, NY) Tuesday, 22 Sept. 1846; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


CAMPBELL, Sabrina C.
Died. At Cooperstown, Otsego co. on the 13th inst, Miss Sabrina C. Campbell, aged 34 years. [Source: Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY) Thursday, 18 May 1843; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


CAMPBELL, Samuel
Died in this town, on the 1st inst. of the prevailing epidemic, Capt. Samuel Campbell, aged about 61. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 7 May 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


CARY, Louisa
Obituary
At Springfield, yesterday morning, after a lingering illness, Miss Louisa Cary, aged 19 years, daughter of the late Col. Richard Cary. 

Her friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral at Mrs. Cary's residence, tomorrow, at 4 o'clock, P.M. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 12 Sept. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


CHAMBERLIN, Alfred
DIED, At Richfield, Otsego County, on the 4th instant, Doctor Alfred Chamberlin. 

The death of this young man will cause much grief among his friends and relations, which are very numerous. The deceased had but a short time since finished his studies and the prospect of his becoming eminent in his profession were very flattering. This instance of mortality ought to impress the minds of the young and gay, the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 8 Apr. 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz]



CHAPIN, Lucius Delison
CLASS OF 1855 -- Son of Joseph Chapin and Fanny Farnum; born at Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., September 23, 1821; prepared for college at Monson (Mass.) Academy; graduated at Amherst College, 1851; taught in the Young Ladies' Seminary, Pittsfield, Mass., 1851-52; took the full course in this Seminary, 1852-55, and was licensed to preach by the Essex South Association, March 6, 1855. He was acting principal of the preparatory department of Beloit College, 1855-56; began his ministry with the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Mich., in October, 1856, being ordained October 29, 1857, and remained there until 1863; was professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy in Michigan University, 1863-68, spending the last year of that time in Europe and studying at Halle and Berlin; was pastor of an independent Congregational church at East Bloomfield, N.Y., 1868-72; was chancellor of Ingham University, Le Roy, N.Y., and professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, 1872-75; in Le Roy, 1875-77, engaged in scientific investigations; resided in Chicago from 1877, preaching often, especially in the Presbyterian church at Hyde Park, and carrying on scientific pursuits until his removal to Florida a few months before his death.
He special study in later years was in connection with iron and steel. He discovered and developed a new process of dephosphorizing iron and took out several patents. He published works on the Decarbonization of Pig Iron and the Dephosphorization of Pig Iron. The value of his investigations was recognized on the occasion of his visit to England in 1886 by such men as Sir Lothian Bell and Sir Henry Bessemer. "He had indomitable energy, courage, and perseverance to grapple with very obstacle which met him in practical business life. The highest hopes and broadest ambitions were his, together with the firmest and most childlike faith in his divine Master."
He was married July 17, 1856, to Louise White, of Utica, N.Y., daughter of Deacon Noah White and Fanny Moore. She died October 11, 1861. He married second, December 27, 1864, Mrs. Mary Frances Huggins, daughter of Judge A.D. Smith and Augusta Reed, of Milwaukee, Wis., and widow of Rev. William Sidney Huggins, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who survives him. One of his four sons and a daughter died in infancy; two sons were educated at Amherst College.
Mr. Chapin died of bilious fever, at Philips, Fla., June 18, 1892, aged seventy years.
[Source: "Necrology … Andover Theological Seminary (1828 - 1865)" transcribed by Kim Mohler]


CHASE, Rachel
Died - At Worcester, on the 29th ult. Miss Rachel Chase, eldest daughter of Seth Chase, Esquire. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 1 Feb. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


COMSTOCK, Samuel
On the 17th inst., at his residence, Butternuts, Otsego Co. where he had live near 40 years, and been an officer in the same church for about 30 years, Deacon Samuel Comstock, aged 67, father of Dis. A. L. and L. S. Comstock, of this city. [Source: New-York Spectator (New York, NY) Thursday, 25 June 1840; submitted by KT] 


CONKEY, Cornelia
DIED, At Milford, the 30th ult. Mrs. Cornelia Conkey, consort of the Rev. Alexander Conkey, in the 27th year of her age. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 12 Oct. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


COOPER, William
DIED, In this Village, on Tuesday morning last, William Cooper, Esq. aged 37. [Source: Freeman's Journal (Cooperstown, NY) Monday, 25 Oct. 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


COREY, George
DIED, In Cooperstown, on the 20th inst. from the effects of a severe scald, occasioned by falling into a kettle of hot water, George, aged 3 years, son of Mr. Ellery Corey. [Source: Albany Argus (Albany, NY) Friday, 31 Aug. 1827; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


COVIL, Jonathan
DIED, In this village, on Friday the 4th instant, Mr. Jonathan Covil. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 11 Sept. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DANIELSON, Polly
DIED, At Butternuts, on Sunday the 20th instant, Miss Polly Danielson, daughter of Mr. Calvin Danielson, in the 19th year of her age. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 2 Feb. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DE FOREST, Gideon
DIED, In Edmeston, Otsego co. on the 9th inst., Mr. Gideon De Forest, father of C. B. DeForest of Buffalo, in the 76th year of his age. Mr. De Forest has gone to join the main body of the Revolutionary Army, in which he served his country in his youth. [Source: Albany Argus (Albany, NY) Tuesday, 29 Dec. 1840; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DIELL, John
DIED, In this town of the consumption on the morning of the 19th instant, Mr. John Diell, Merchant, aged 46. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 21 May 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz]


DIELL, Mary
DIED - In this village, on the 19th inst. in the 47th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Diell, relict of the late Mr. John Diell, formerly merchant of this place. 

To her children, and her numerous relatives and friends, the loss is irreparable. In the deceased, the virtues of the neighbor, friend, parent and Christian, shone conspicuous. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 25 Mar. 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DOUBLEDAY, Abner
DIED - In Otsego, on the 28th ult. Mr. Abner Doubleday, aged 56. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 8 Jan. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DOUGHERTY, John
DIED - Nov. 27th, John Dougherty, aged 16, eldest son of the late Roger Doughtery, Esq. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 10 Dec. 1818; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DOWSE, Wm.
DIED -At Cooperstown, yesterday, Wm. Dowse, Esq. Counsellor at Law, and member elect of the thirteenth Congress of the U.S. from the county of Otsego. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 19 Feb. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz]  


DUFFEN, Catharine
DIED, in this town, on the 14th inst. Mrs. Catharine Duffen, aged 23 years, wife of Mr. James Duffen. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 17 Apr. 1821; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


DWIGHT, Henry Edwin
At Cooperstown, on the 20th inst. after an illness of several weeks, Mr. Henry Edwin Dwight, a native of Northampton, Massachusetts. [Source: Statesman (New York, NY) Tuesday, 31 May 1825; transcribed by FoFG mz]  


FITCH, George Elliott
DIED, in this town, on Friday morning last, George Elliott, son of Major Benjamin Fitch, aged 4 years 7 months and 14 days. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 4 Jan. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


FITCH, Isaac
DIED, In Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N.Y., March 28, 1846, Mr. Isaac Fitch, aged 54 years. [Source: Auburn Journal and Advertiser (Auburn, NY) Wednesday, 15 Apr. 1846; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


FITCH, Sherman Henry
DIED, in this village on Friday the 14th inst. Sherman Henry Fitch, son of Maj. Benjamin Fitch, with the dropsy in the head, aged 13 months and four days. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 18 July 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


FLINT, Rachel
DIED, In this town, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Rachel Flint, aged 44 years, widow of the late Elijah Flint. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 12 July 1825; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


FOSTER, Ambrose
DIED, At Sacket's Harbor, on the 1st inst. Ambrose Foster, belonging to capt. Griswold's company of U.S. volunteers, formerly of the town of Hartwick, in this county. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 19 Mar. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz]



FRENCH, Mrs. William
Funeral of Mrs. William French.
Lisle. March 10.—The funeral of Mrs. William French, who died at Worcester, Otsego county, on last Monday night, was held yesterday afternoon, the remains arriving on the 4 o'clock train. Those who attended from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Stowell of Amsterdam, father and mother to the deceased: Earl Stowell, a brother; Mr. and Mrs. Emmons of Worcester. Clarence Schram of Oswego, Mrs. Sydney Clarke, Miss Myrtle Clarke, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Osgood, all of Binghamton.
[The Evening Herald - March 10, 1898, Syracuse, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]


FULLER, Thomas
DIED, In Cooperstown, on Tuesday morning last, Dr. Thomas Fuller, aged 72 years. The deceased was among the earliest settlers of the place, and during many years enjoyed an extensive practice as a physician, maintaining a character for industry, attention and skill in his profession. [Source: Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY) Monday, 17 July 1837; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


GILBERT, George Yates
Mr. George Yates Gilbert, a grandson of the Gilbert who founded Gilbertsville, in Otsego county, and came over from England in 1787 with the Morrises, Coopers and other colonists, died yesterday in the Victoria Hotel in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was graduated at Yale in the celebrated 1837 class, Senator Evarts, Chief Justice Waite, Edwards Pierrepont and others. He practiced law for some years in this city very successfully, and then went to Wisconsin and founded the Eau Claire Lumber Company, one of the largest enterprises of its kind in the country. He retired from business some fifteen years ago. The body was taken to Gilbertsville for interment. The Gilberts spring originally from Todmorden, Warwickshire, England. [Source: New York Herald (New York, NY) Tuesday, 1 May 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


GILCHRIST, William
DIED, Suddenly, at Springfield, on the 9th inst. Mr. William Gilchrist, aged 70 years. 

In the death of this worthy man, we deplore the loss of one of our best citizens. This, with respectful grief, is our best eulogy. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 15 Apr. 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


GRAY, Sally Ann
DIED, in this Village yesterday morning, of a consumption, Miss Sally Ann Gray, aged 16 years. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 6 June 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


GRIFFITH, Daniel
DIED - In Laurens, on the 11th inst. Mr. Daniel Griffith, of the asthma, in the 88th year of his age. He retained his senses to the last, and lived and died in the full faith of the Christian Religion. [Source: Otsego Herald (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 19 Mar. 1814; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HALL, Jonathan
Died in this town, on Wednesday the 17th inst. of a fever, Mr. Jonathan Hall, in the 27th year of his age. He died lamented by all his acquaintances, and has left a widow and one child to bemoan his loss. [Source: Otsego Herald (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 25 Sept. 1800; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HALL, Joshua
Died, Very suddenly, on the 2d inst. Mr. Joshua Hall of this town (Otsego,) in the 73d year of his age. He was a minister of the Baptist order, and a man of eminent piety; a kind husband, an indulgent parent and a good neighbor; his loss will be sincerely felt by all his acquaintances. [Source: Watch-Tower (Cooperstown, NY) Monday, 11 Aug. 1823; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HALL, Thomas
DIED - Suddenly, in Hartwick, the 17th ult. Mr. Thomas Hall, in the 72d year of his age, of a consumptive disorder. Mr. Hall thro' life, sustained the character of an honest, useful and valuable member of community; he was a kind parent and an obliging neighbor - he has left five children to mourn their loss. - He died with a confidential, though humble dependence on the infinite merits and complete atonement of the Saviour of mankind. [Source: Otsego Herald (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 30 July 1808; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HAMILTON, John
DIED - On Monday evening as three of the sons of Mr. David Hamilton of this town, were attending a lime kiln, a part of which suddenly gave way, and instantly killed John Hamilton, aged 14 years, who was asleep in a cabin close by the kiln. The other two brothers had just left the cabin to repair the fire, and providentially escaped unhurt. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 10 Dec. 1818; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HAMMILL, Mary Ann
DIED, In Springfield, on the 13th inst. Mrs. Mary-Ann Hammill, aged 60. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 19 Mar. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HAMMOND, Maria
DIED, In this village, on Monday the 19th inst. Maria, daughter of J. D. Hammond, Esq. aged 6 years, 11 months and 19 days. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Thursday, 22 Oct. 1818; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HANSON, Nicholas
DIED, In this town on Friday last, Mr. Nicholas Hanson, aged 69 years, father of Mr. Ephraim Hanson of this village. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 27 Mar. 1821; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HERICK, Lydia
DIED, In this Village, on Tuesday morning last, after enduring a lingering illness with Christian patience and fortitude, Mrs. Lydia Herick, about 50 years of age. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 6 June 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz]



HERRICK, Don F.
At Randall, Kenosha county, Wis., March 14, 1880, Don Ferdinand Herrick, aged 81 years.
Deceased was born at Le Raysville, Jefferson county, New York, and afterwards lived in Otsego county; then at the age of 31 years, filled the office of Sheriff of Cooperstown. After removing to Oswego, he came to Wisconsin, where he has since resided, his wife having died some years ago. A man of fine culture and amiable qualities, he gained many warm friends wherever he was. Mr. Herrick leaves three daughters, one of them, Mrs. E. G. Garner of this city. For many years in great weakness of body, he seemed only to be waiting till from out the gathered darkness, the Father, Allwise, Eternal, should guide the wayworn feet to the life unmeasured by years.
The family have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, in their sorrow.
["Wisconsin State Journal" (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 30 Mar. 1880 - sub by a Friend of Free Genealogy"]


HERRICK, Ruth
DIED, At Springfield, on the 10th instant, Miss Ruth Herrick, in the 20th year of her age, daughter of Mr. Francis Herrick, of Leray, Jefferson county. She died of quick consumption. She endured the pain of her disease, and beheld her dissolution approach with perfect composure. She was ever a dutiful daughter and an amiable associate. The benevolence of her disposition endeared her to all with whom she was acquainted; she bid fair to become an ornament to the society to which she might belong; but alas! Her soul has left its earthly habitation in the bosom of its redeemer and God. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 21 May 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HINDS, John
Died, In this town, on Saturday, the 27th ult. Mr. John Hinds, aged 50 years - supposed to have died in a fit of apoplexy. [Source: Otsego Herald (Cooperstown, NY) Monday, 5 June 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HOLLAND, Ivory
DIED, in Richfield, Otsego county, on the 3d instant, Capt. Ivory Holland, in the eighty first year of his age. He was one of the veterans who fought for the liberties of his country, and has always been a firm and undeviating supporter of the constitution, and the republican forms of our government. He was a member of the fraternity, and was interred on the anniversary of our Independence according to Masonic order, together with honors of a Soldier and a Patriot. His upright and amiable character gained him the esteem of all who knew him, and it is believed he has not left an enemy on earth. "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 11 July 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HOPKINS, Jeremiah
Died, In Hartwick, on the 6th inst. of the Hemiplegy, Mr. Jeremiah Hopkins, in the 65th year of his age - His remains were interred on the Friday following attended by a large concourse of people - He has left an inconsolable widow and a considerable numerous posterity, to lament his death. 

It is worthy of remark, that in the whole course of Mr. Hopkins' life, he was never afflicted with any illness or disease so much as to require medical aid, until his last sickness. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 16 Sept. 1809; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HYATT, Samuel
DIED - In Otego, on the 14th ult. Mr. Samuel Hyatt, in the 73d year of his age. [Source: Watch-Tower (Cooperstown, NY) Monday, 7 Nov. 1831; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


HYDE, Calvin
DIED. On Friday, June 19, at Warren Joe Davies County, Ill, Calvin Hyde, formerly of Otego, Otsego County, N.Y., aged 61 years. [Source: New York Tribune (New York, NY) Saturday, 8 Aug. 1857; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


JOHNSON, Jesse
DIED, Also at the same time [the 19th instant], Jesse Johnson Jun, son of Mr. Jesse Johnson, aged 21 years. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 21 May 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


JOHNSON, Martha
DIED, on Friday last, Martha, daughter of Mr. Warren Johnson, aged 14 months. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 22 Aug. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


JONES, Polly
DIED - In Richfield on Friday evening the 24th instant, in the 23d year of her age, Mrs. Polly Jones, consort of Mr. John Jones, merchant of that place, and only daughter of Doct. Dorastus Hatch. 

This amiable young woman endured a long and painful sickness with Christian fortitude, and at last with the utmost composure and resignation commended her soul into the hands of her creator, with the hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through the merits of her redeemer Jesus Christ. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 4 Apr. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


JUDD, William
DIED, at Petersburgh, Va. On the 27th ult, Mr. William Judd, aged 23 years, formerly of this Village. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 12 Dec. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


KEYES, Daniel
Died. In Springfield, Otsego county, on the 13th inst., Daniel Keyes, innkeeper, of a short but severe illness, occasioned by a small and accidental scratch of the point of his penknife, on the end of his tee, while cutting his toe-nails. He took cold in the same, and inflammation ensued and spread through his whole system, of which he died on the 8th day after it took place. [Source: Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY) Monday, 27 Jan. 1845; transcribed by FoFG mz]



KNAPP, H.G.
The Death of H. G. Knapp—Personal Mention.
Correspondence AROUS and MERCURY.
— H. G. Knapp, formerly of Beaverkill, who died at Oneonta, Tuesday eight, from the effects of inhaling gas, left Livingston Manor, Tuesday, for Oneonta for the purpose of buying his daughter a piano. The body was brought to Livingston Manor, Thursday. His funeral was held Friday, the Masonic order taking charge. He was a member of F. and A. M. of Livingston Manor. He leaves two sisters and a number of brothers, besides his wife and adopted daughter.
[Middletown Daily Argus - October 23, 1895, Middletown, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]


LEE, Chauncey
Died. At Hartwich, Otsego county, N.Y. on the 5th instant, Rev. Chauncey Lee, D.D. aged 79 years. [Source: Spectator (New York, NY) Wednesday, 14 Dec. 1842; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


LIVINGSTON, Robert G.
DIED, At Port Au Prince, on the 25th February last, Mr. Robert G. Livingston, aged 28 years - late resident of Cherry Valley. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 3 Aug. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


LOUGHLIN, John
DIED, in this village, on Sunday last, at a very advanced age, Mr. John Loughlin, a native of Ireland. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 8 Aug. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


LYMAN, Joseph S.
DIED, At Cooperstown on Wednesday last, Joseph S. Lyman, a member of the last Congress from this district. 

Mr. Lyman was a native of Massachusetts, was a graduate of Dartmouth College, and was much esteemed by his numerous friends. He bore his last illness, which was protracted and distressing, with Christian fortitude, and founded his hopes of a happy immortality on the merits and sufferings of his Redeemer, whom he had professed to love. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 27 Mar. 1821; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


MAPLES, Jabez
DIED, At Maryland, on the 29th ult. Mr. Jabez Maples, formerly of Montville, (Conn.) late of Richfield, in this County. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 3 Oct. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


MARVIN, William
DIED, In Otsego, on Wednesday morning, 12th inst. Mr. William Marvin, in the 24th year of his age, son of Mr. Abraham Marvin. He was apparently in perfect health on the evening of Tuesday, and attended a small party with his friends, at a neighbor's, where he appeared, as usual, cheerful, and returned home at a late hour with a young woman living near his father's; and on the eve of taking his departure, asked the young woman for his hat, which she got up to hand him, and on turning to present it to him, she discovered him falling. She immediately called her father, who instantly got up; but death had marked him as his own. He never spoke, and lived but a few minutes. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 25 May 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


MILLER, Elisha
DIED, In this Village, on the 9th inst. Dr. Elisha Miller, aged 72. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 14 Mar. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


MUDGE, Rachel
DIED, In this Village, on the 3rd inst. Mrs. Rachel Mudge, consort of Mr. Elnaiman Mudge, aged 45 years. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 10 Nov. 1810; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


NILES, John
DIED, In Otsego, John Niles, Esq. He was found dead in his bed on Wednesday morning the 17th inst. The preceding evening, just before he retired to rest, he remarked that his health was much better than it had been for a considerable time preceding. A jury of inquest was called, whose verdict was, that he died a natural death. No mark of violence was found on him, nor was any appearance of a struggle perceptible. He was a man of undoubted honesty, incorruptible integrity, and a valuable citizen. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 20 June 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz]



PARKER
Two lads aged 9 and 10 years, sons of Mr. James Parker, of Brookfield, Otsego county, N.Y. were drowned in Unadilla river on the 6th instant. They were sliding on the ice, when it gave way and they went to the bottom.
[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pa) January 26, 1825. Submitted by Nancy Piper]


PERKINS, Eliza Alice
On the morning of the 20th instant, Miss Eliza Alice, daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Perkins, of Cooperstown. [Source: Evening Post (New York, NY) Thursday, 20 June 1867; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


PIER, Polly
DIED - In this town, on the 31st ult. of the typhus fever, Polly Pier, daughter of Abner Pier, late deceased. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 12 Jan. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


POMEROY, William Cooper
DIED, In this Village, on Monday last, William Cooper, aged 5 months, son of George Pomeroy, Esq. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 3 Aug. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


RANDALL, Sarah A.
DIED. At the residence of her son-in-law, D. H. Gregory, Cooperstown, N.Y., December 26, Sarah A. Randall, in her 37th year. [Source: New York Tribune (New York, NY) Thursday, 28 Dec. 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


RICHARDS, Daniel
DIED, At Richfield, on the 22d of May last, Mr. Daniel Richards, aged 81 years. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 1 June 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


ROBINSON, Eliza
DIED, in this Village, on Wednesday last, Eliza Robinson, aged 6 years, only daughter of Mr. Daniel Robinson. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 28 Mar. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


RUNYAN, Stephen O.
DIED, In this village, on Sunday last, after a short but distressing illness, Stephen O. Runyan, Esq. Counsellor at Law, aged 48 years. 

The deceased was peculiarly distinguished for charity and benevolence - and his whole life has been characterised by a devotion to acts of public munificence. He never sought for self-aggrandizement - the public good was a paramount duty with him at all times. He died a penitent believer in the Holy Religion of Jesus Christ, with a perfect resignation to the will of God. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 2 May 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


RUST, Prudence
Died, in this Village, on Sunday night last, Mrs. Prudence Rust, aged 75 years. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 14 Sept. 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


SABIN, Mrs. Timothy
DIED - On Wednesday the 31st of January, 1810, the amiable Mrs. Sabin, consort of Elder Timothy Sabin, of a lingering and distressing disease. She manifested great patience, meekness and Christian resignation to the end of life; and resigned her spirit to him that gave it. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 10 Feb. 1810; transcribed by FoFG mz]


SMITH, Richard R.
DIED, On Saturday, the 16th inst. at his residence near Philadelphia, Richard R. Smith, Esq. formerly an inhabitant of this Village, and first Sheriff of the County of Otsego. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 30 Nov. 1811; transcribed by FoFG mz]



SMITH, Robert H.
ROBERT H. SMITH of Brooklyn, Assemblyman from Orange County in 1886 and 1887, died at Oneonta, N. Y., yesterday aged fifty-five years. He had been an invalid for a number of years. His wife and one son E. C. Smith of Brooklyn, survive him Mrs. Norton, wife of Rear Admiral-Charles S. Norton of Washington D.C., is a sister. The funeral, will be held at Cornwall on Wednesday.
[The New York Times - March 12, 1900, New York, NY. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]


SPAFARD, Ariel
Died. At Cooperstown, Jan. 16, Ariel Spafard, M.D. aged 60 years. [Source: Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY) Monday, 27 Jan. 1845; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


STANARD, Almira
DIED, Suddenly in this town, on the 15th inst. Mrs. Almira Stanard, consort of Peter Stanard, Jun, aged 38 years. The death of this worthy woman is greatly deplored. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 25 May 1819; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


STETSON, Ezra
DIED, In Otsego, on the 16th isn't. of a scrofulous tumour, Ezra Stetson, jun, aged 18 years, after an illness of thirteen months. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 31 Mar. 1810; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


SWAIN, Darias
DIED, last week in this town, of a consumption, Mr. Darias Swain, aged about 45 years. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 22 Aug. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


TALMADGE, Elisha
DIED, In this Village, on Wednesday last, Mr. Elisha Talmadge. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 26 Sept. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz]



TAYLOR, ELMINA S.
In the death, December 6, 1904, of Elmina S. Taylor, General President of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Associations, there passed away a veteran in the cause, and one of its oldest, most active and respected workers and officers. She was born September 12, 1830, in Middlefield, Otsego Co., New York; and was married to Elder George H. Taylor in Haverstraw, Rockland Co., New York, August 31, 1856, by Elder, afterwards President, John Taylor, Elder George A. Smith being present. Three years later, with her husband, she set out for the west to join her people. Passing through many adventures on the plains with ox-team transportation, and crude accommodations, they arrived in Utah on September 16, 1859, in the company of Elder Edward Stevenson. When Eliza R. Snow, who had taken charge of the young ladies' association from its organization, suggested that a general board be appointed to look after their interests, Sister Elmina S. Taylor was selected by her and set apart by President Brigham Young, the first general president of the Y. L. M. I. A., on the 19th of June, 1880, in which capacity she labored with great success, untiring diligence and unflinching integrity, until the time of her death.
She was a good, true and noble woman, who passed to her deserved reward. She devoted her best years to the young women of Zion, who keenly realize that a noble and luminous spirit has been taken from among them, and sharply feel the absence of her immediate personality, and that she can no more be with them as a leader and worker in their cause. She won the respect and esteem of the young women, by the strength, power, justice and consideration displayed for them, in the ever-busy actions of her noble life; and their love, by her unselfish devotion, her zealous labors, her sweet disposition, and her tender solicitude in their behalf. By the force of her character she accomplished a grand task in organizing, in cementing into a strong sisterhood, and in training the young women of Israel; her work extends in one broad benefit, not only to all of the young women, but through them to all of the young men of the Church of Christ. The tatter's advancement and progress in the path of improvement is due, in a great measure, to the devoted endeavor of Sister Taylor and the girls of their companion associations. In contemplating the generous fruitage which her life has brought to the everlasting benefit of this generation, the young people of Zion should not associate the thought of grief with her departure, for she has contributed so much to us and to those who shall come after, that in spirit she still continues with us, while her wonderful works shall triumphantly go on forever, a power in our behalf. In her death we do not sorrow, but rather rejoice in the rest she has won, for she lived nobly to a mature age, and gave her best years and efforts to the young people. The achievements of her day live on, though her worn body rests in mother earth.

[Source: Improvement era, Volume 8, Issue 1; By Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association Publ. 1904; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]


TENNANT, Hannah
DIED, in this village on Thursday last, Hannah, daughter of Mr. Tennant, aged 9 months. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 22 Aug. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


TENNANT, James
DIED, in this village yesterday afternoon, of a fever, Mr. James Tennant, aged 32 years. The friends of the deceased are requested to attend his funeral this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 10 Oct. 1820; transcribed by FoFG mz]


THOMPSON, James
Another Soldier of the revolution gone.
DIED - In this town, on Thursday last, Major James Thompson, aged 59 years. 

Major Thompson in the beginning of the revolution entered as a private into the first New York regiment, commanded by Colonel Van Schaick, and served faithfully in that regiment until the disbanding of the army at or near West Point in June 1783. After the war Major Thompson settled in this town, where he has ever since resided - was soon honored with a commission in the militia, and discharged the duties of his office like a good soldier - He has reared a very numerous family, and has ever been considered one of our best citizens. His probity always shone conspicuous, and he scarcely ever had an enemy. His death is universally deplored. [Source: Cherry Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, NY) Tuesday, 27 Mar. 1821; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


TIFFANY, Mary
At Cooperstown, on the 29th ult., Mary Tiffany, aged 17 years and 6 months, daughter of the Rev. F. T. Tiffany. [Source: Cabinet (Schenectady, NY) Tuesday, 12 Dec. 1843; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


VANALSTINE, Abraham
DIED - In this town, on Wednesday last, of the prevailing epidemic, Mr. Abraham Vanalstine, aged about 45. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 19 Feb. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz]


VAN BOSKBECK, Lucas A.
DIED
In Hoboken, on Friday morning, Feb. 15, Lucas A. Van Boskbeck, aged 35 years. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; transcribed by Susan Geist]


WALWORTH, Edward M.
Edward M. Walworth, an aeronaut, ascended from Cooperstown, N. Y., and was drowned in the lake.
[Wisconsin State Journal September 17, 1889 - Submitted by K.T.]


WESCOTT, Livings
Born in the town of Wilford, Otsego county, N.Y., December 16, 1830. Came to Wisconsin in 1845. Died at Ripon, April 23, 1905.  [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 142; MZ, Sub by FoFG] 


WHIPPLE, James
DIED - In this town on the 16th inst. Mr. James Whipple. [Source: Otsego Herald (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 19 Mar. 1814; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


WHITE, Deborah
DIED, In Cherry Valley, of Apoplexy, on Thursday morning last, Mrs. Deborah White, wife of the Hon. Joseph White, in the 53d year of her age - an irreparable loss to her family. Long will her memory be cherished by a numerous circle of relatives and friends. [Source: Albany Argus (Albany, NY) Friday, 31 Aug. 1827; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


WHITE, Noadiah
DIED, At Middlefield, on the 10th ult. Mr. Noadiah White, aged 91 years and 11 months, formerly of Chatham, Connecticut. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 7 Mar. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz] 


WILLIAMS, Mrs.
DIED, In Pierstown, Mrs. Williams, consort of Mr. John Williams. [Source: Cooperstown Federalist (Cooperstown, NY) Saturday, 26 Sept. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz]


WILLIAMS, Clarissa
DIED, In this town, on Monday last, Mrs. Clarissa Williams, AEt. 24 years, consort of Captain Russel Williams, of Hartwick, and daughter of the late Hon. Ephraim Hudson. [Source: Otsego Republican Press (Cherry Valley, NY) Friday, 6 Nov. 1812; transcribed by FoFG mz]

 



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