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 The Sprig of Liberty, Gettysburg, PA
February 24, 1804

Married in Haddam, Connecticut, Mr. Robert Keene, of Providence to Miss Hannah Boweff. This couple were strangers to each other on Saturday, and on the next day were published and married at night.

Married at Smithville, on the last day of December, Mr. Samuel Sadies, a widower, to Miss Susannah Bollard, both well stricken in years. The parties are supported by the town, have never seen each other, and probably never will, as they are both blind.

Married in New Hampshire, Mr. William Longfellow to Miss Elizabeth Short.

On Friday night, the wife of Mr. Moses Emerson of Haverbill, Massachusetts, was safely delivered of three children! Two sons and a daughter; one of them has since died, the other two, a son and a daughter are apparently in health - Rutland paper

March 30, 1804

General Daniel Heister, whose death we announced in our last, was a native of Pennsylvania and a cousin of col. Joseph Heister, one of the present representatives for Pennsylvania. He was one of the early whigs of 1775, and from the first to the last, a man uniform and steadfast to the principles of the Declaration of Independence. He was several years a member of the legislature of his native state, from which he removed to Maryland ten or twelve years ago, and lived there equally honored and esteemed as in his native state.

The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
September 22, 1819

Died at Washington City, on the 7th inst., Robert Brent, Esq., late Paymaster General of the army of the United States.

The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
November 24, 1819

Married in Georgia, by John McGehee, Esq., Mr. David Hodge, aged one hundred and two years and two months to Miss Elizabeth Bailey, aged forty years; both of Columbia county, state of Georgia. Mr. Hodge was at Braddock's defeat, and served throughout the whole period of the revolutionary war.

The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
November 24, 1819

Died on Tuesday morning, the 9th inst., at Needwood, in Frederick's county, Thomas Sim Lee, Esq., in the 75th year of his age. Mr. Lee bore a conspicuous part in the arduous struggle for independence - was second governor of Maryland, and immediate successor to the late governor Johnson.

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
November 8, 1820

Colonel Daniel Boone

The St. Louis papers announce the death, at CharetteVillage, Missouri, on the 26th of September 1820, of Colonel Daniel Boone, in the 90th year of his age. He was a native of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, whence her removed to North Carolina at 18 years of age. In 1775, he migrated to Kentucky and was the first settler in that state. He remained there until 1779, when he removed to the Osage river in Missouri. He was one of the most enterprising and intrepid men this country ever produced; delighted in perils and battles; braved almost alone, with enthusiasm and without dismay, all the horrors of Indian warefare; was a daring hunter, even to the age of 80; was frequently elected to the Virginia legislature, and possessed a vigorous, sound and discriminating mind. The Missouri legislature, on learning his death, resolved to wear mourning for twenty days, in testimony of their great veneration for his character and services. - Franklin Gazette.

The Lycoming Gazette, Williamsport, PA
September 11 1821

Died at Selinsgrove (Snyder county), on Sunday the 2d of September, Mrs. Harriet Dungan, in the 86th year of her age.

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
August 1 1821

Died at the residence of his brother, in New-Berlin, Union county, PA., on Thursday morning last, Mr. Ralph Lashell, for a number of years and active and respectable citizen of this borough.

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
September 19 1821

Died at Green-Castle, on Wednesday the 5th inst., in the 69th year of his age, George Clarke, Esq., late collector of the United States Revenue for this district. In the various relation of civil and religious society, the deceased was active, useful and exemplary - and the urbanity of his deportment left him no enemies - Franklin Gaz.

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
October 3, 1821

Died at America, Illinois, on the 2d of August, of the prevailing fever of the country, at the age of 27, William S. Findlay Esq., Attorney at Law, eldest son of the last Governor of Pennsylvania.

The Lycoming Gazette, Williamsport, PA
October 23, 1821

Married on Sunday last, by William Johnson, esq., Mr. Joseph Hoileray (sp?) of Selinsgrove (Snyder county), to Miss Susan Haick (sp?) of Lycoming township.

LLOYD, Mahlon, late of Buck(s) Co., Pennsylvania, married Amellia L., daughter of Charles W. DAVENPORT, late of New York City at Morristown, Henry Co., Illinois, on the 30th of December, 1840 by the Rev. S. PILLSBURY. (UPPER MISSISSIPPIAN, Thursday, 7 Jan. 1841) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Armstrong

Submitters Name: Ron Moseley

Obit: John A. Armstrong riverboat captain of Gate City, which sank in the Saline River in Arkansas

October 14, 1913. Methodist Armstrong Chapel.

Mrs. Sarah Benjamin
The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) - Saturday, July 17, 1858
Mrs. Sarah Benjamin died in Mount Pleasant township, Pa., on the 20th ult., at the extraordinary age of 114 years and a half, lacking a few days. Her maiden name was Sarah Mathews, and she had outlived three husbands. She accompanied her second husband in the revolutionary army, cooking for the soldiers and mending their clothes. She once took her husband's place as a sentry. At the surrender of Cornwallis, she was busy during the battle in carrying water to the soldiers and relieving the wounded. When passing where the bullets of the enemy were flying, she met Washington, who said "young woman, are you not afraid of the bullets!" She pleasantly answered, "The bullets will never cheat the fallows." She possessed extraordinary energy, even in her extreme aged, and would related the events of her early days with all the vivacity of youth.
Transcribed by Jim Dezotell


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