"An Ecclesiastical Book Belonging to the First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall"


(From Sleeper News, vol. 2, no. 2; vol. 2, no. 3; vol. 2, no. 4 and vol. 3, no. 1. Copyright 1998.)

   The following is a copy of an old book, marked on the cover "Infant Baptisms and Marriages," and on the fly leaf "Memorandum of Baptisms and Marriages in the First Presbyterian Society of Whitehall--and occasional instances elsewehere--administered by me from my first settlement in the Gospel Ministry. Aug. 7, 1822."
   Signed: John R. COE
   The book is just above a hundred years old. It is very well preserved, and the writing is exceedingly bright. It is exactly the same size as this page, and about half an inch thick, with plain, rather thick paper, such as they used to prefer for quill pens. The cover is pasteboard with imitation leather back and corners. On the last fly leaf is a pencil memorandum headed "Lewis things." The mem. reads: 4 shirts, 2 collars, 2 pr. cotton pants, 2 mixed and 1 do worsted, 1 do sheeps gray, 1 every day jacket, 1 plain linen do, 1 Sunday do, 1 pr. boots, 1 do shoes, 1 pr. cotton socks, 1 pkt. handkerchief. Below this in another hand in ink is written the name of Rev. L. KELLOGG, Esqr., but whether in KELLOGG's hand or not is uncertain. I have copied the book verbatim as to spelling and punctuation, but not as to form, for the way it has been ruled in columns is impossible to imitate on a typewriter, and besides the form varies on nearly every page. [This information has all been taken from Whitehall Sketches, a series of typewritten files collected over the years by C.E. HOLDEN, whose initials, C.E.H, appear frequently throughout the article.]
   Rev. John R. COE, the first pastor of the church was installed July 17, 1822. He died Sept. 20, 1823. Mr. LOWREY says, "He was an earnest warm hearted man, beginning his ministry with great promise of usefulness. He was buried in the old cemetery which surrounded the church edifice, and there for forty years he lay until the body was removed to the new cemetery between Troy and Lansingburgh. (C.E.H.)
   Oring Archibald, son of Archibald and Lucy SMITH, born ?, baptized Feb. 18, 1821.
   Lucy Ann, daughter of do., same date.
   Clarissa Ann, dau. of do., baptized July 22.
   John, son of Samuel and Amanda SMITH, born ?, bap. Aug. 19. (Samuel SMITH is not on any list of Presbyterian Church members that we have, but he was buried in the old cemetery, and the stone says he died April 16, 1838, aged. 57. C.E.H.)
   The above children were baptized by the Rev. Ralph ROBINSON previous to my being constituted pastor of the church. (Nov. 5, 1821, Rev. Ralph ROBINSON agreed to preach to the people each alternate Sabbath for one year. C.E.H.)
   James Henry, son of Elias and Elsie DEPEW, born Sept. 23, 1821, bap. Sept. 1, 1822.
   Caroline Matilda, dau. of William and Eliza TURK, born Aug. 31, 1817, bap. Sept. 1, 1822.
   James Henry, son of do., born Sept. 14, 1821, baptized Sept. 1, 1822.
   Ebenezer Wallace, son of James and Eliza CALDWELL, born Nov. 28, 1819, bap. Sept. 1, 1822. (I think James is the same as James G. (C.E.H.) He came here before 1819. He died in 1864 aged 71. He lived on the southwest corner of Hihg and Center streets in the house later occupied by Elisha BLIN. It may be that this child Ebenezer Wallace is the same man known in other records as Wallace E. C.E.H.)
   Robert, son of James and Jane MATTHEWS, born April 16, 1822, bapt. Sept. 1, 1822. (I know this Robert well. He was the father of Andrew, Joseph, and Alice (Mrs. L.M. RICH). His wife was Jane Ann BRIDGE. He was a large, fleshy, heavy, red faced man. In his old age when I knew him he was a paralytic. H.E.S.)
   Thaddeus Augustus, son of James and Amanda SMITH, born July 25, 1822, bapt. Sept. 22.
   Elisha Jay, son of Joseph and Tiney ADAMS, bap. Oct. 25, Brunscwick.
   Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and Phebe TOZER, born Aug. 4, 1822, bap. Feb. 2, 1823.
   Joel Henry, son of John and Betsey SULLIVAN, born June 16, 1820, bap. May 4, 1823. (Joel was my grandfather. He was a large man. He was born in the family home on Center street. It has been related to me that Joel as a boy lived with Ezra SMITH, who had a line of stages and also a line of horses on the canal. Joel became a famous driver, and was known from Albany to the Canada line. He continued until the railroad drove the stages out of business, when he went to New York and engaged as a fancy driver there. At the outbreak of the civil war he was engaged to buy horses for the Government, and in that occupation travelled extensively in the west, but making New York his headquarters. He died in NY City, 1863. H.E.S.)
   John, son of Ranaud and Caroline RODGERS. (I am not positive about the name Ranaud. It looks something like that. It might be Ramond. The record of the child is not completed. C.E.H.)
   Hiram, son of Russel and Mary OSBORNE, born Sept. 7, 1815, bap. Aug. 2, 1823.
   Menander, son of do. born June 27, 1818, bap. Aug. 3, 1823.
   William Shepard, son of Mr. Esa EDDY and Mrs. EDDY, bap. Apl. 14, 1825, aged 7 yr. 9 mo. 4 da. (William S. always lived in Whitehall. His first wife was a daughter of Jesse L. BILLINGS, and they lived at that time in the EDDY homestead on Church street, formerly the BILLINGS house. After the death of his first wife, William S. married the widow of John CAIN, and moved to the Myers row on High street. Afterwards they lived in the north side of the Dr. NORTON house on Williams street. He died along in the late 80s. Mrs. EDDY is still living. (H.E.S.) Esa: Asa is meant, of course. He built the house next north of the Presbyterian church and lived there. Afterwards the house was sold to Alwyn MARTIN, and now owned by Wm. H. CARTER. I have always understood that he gave to the church the ground where the present church stands. He was my grandfather. (Mrs. E.T. HORTON)).
   John Lewis, son of do., bap. April 14, 1825, aged 5 yr. 0 mo. 26 da. (John Lewis EDDY was my father. He went west when a young man, and afterwards came back to Rutland, where he married Sarah GOULD of Chittenden. There were several children, but I am the only one living in Whitehall. (Mrs. E.T. HORTON))
   Cornelia, dau. of do., bap. do. aged 3-7-3. (I was named for my aunt Cornelia. She went west and died some years ago. (Mrs. E.T.H.))
   Israel, son of do., bap. do., aged 1-6-8. (Israel died young. (Mrs. E.T.H.))
   William Cantwell, son of James MCGUIRE, born April 16, 1829, bap. at 11 mos.
   Andrew Johnston, son of Wm. WALKER, born Dec. 16, 1829, bap. at 12½ mos. (Never heard of him. He must have died young. (H.E.S.))

   Infant Baptisms administered by me, A. FLEMING, installed pastor, Sept. 6, 1832. (Rev. Archibald FLEMING was the third regular pastor of the Presbyterian church in Whitehall. He resigned in February, 1837, but continued to supply the pulpit until the first of the following May. He was born in Scotland and came to this country when a boy. His pastorate is said to have been a very happy and successful one. (C.E.H.))
   Isaac, son of Ezra and Mrs. SMITH, born Sept. 29, 1832, bap. Dec. 23, 1832.
   James Henry, son of Robert and Caroline ORR, born April 3, 1832, bap. Dec. 23, 1832.
   Joseph, son of James and Jane MATTHEWS, born Dec. 13, 1832, bap. Apl. 14, 1833 (Joseph married Marietta, eldest daughter of Earl MAY. Their children were Mary (Mrs. Joseph DANA), Carrie (Mrs. Henry W. COLLINS), Gertrude (Mrs. Frank COLLINS). Joseph was killed by the cars at the depot in the late 70s or thereabouts. (H.E.S.) Josesph's mother, Jane MATTHEWS, joined the church in Mr. COE'S time. In 1876 she was said to be the only surviving member of his congregation. See II-239. (C.E.H.))
   Henry Richards, son of Alfred and Sarah T. JOHNSON, bap. July 5, 1833, aged 10 mos.
   Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Amanda SMITH, born Dec. 10, 1832, bap. Nov. 10, 1833.
   Joseph Matthew, son of W.A. and Margaret TRAVIS born May 28 , 1832, bap. July 5, 1834 (He was my half brother, about four years older than I. He died years ago. He used to clerk for M.J. MYERS (W.D. TRAVIS)).
   Peter Michael, son of Peter J.H. and Lucy MYERS, born July 12, 1833, bap. July 1834.
   William Julius, son of Julius and Eliza PIERCE, born Dec. 20, 1831, bap. Jan. 2, 1835.
   Alpheus Lorin, son of Robert and Caroline ORR, born Feb. 17, 1834, bap. Jan. 2, 1835.
   Robert Henry, son of Hiram and Fanny EDDY, born Nov. 18, 1833, bap. Jan. 2, 1835 (Hiram was a brother of Asa. He had one son Robert. The EDDYS came from Fort Edward. (W.D. TRAVIS) Hiram died Feb. 12, 1852, aged 51 (Wm. St. Cem.)).
   Mary Jane Volinda, dau. of Archibald and Julia Ann FLEMING, born July 17, 1834, bap. Jan. 2, 1835.
   Harriet Eliza, dau. of Wm. H. and the late Harriet PARKER, born Feb. 25, 1828, bap. May 1, 1835 (Harriet, wife of William H. PARKER, died Sept. 8, 1834, aged 39. (Wms. St. Cem.)).
   Eliza, dau. of Lewis and Eliza KEELER, born April 27, 1834, bap. May 1, 1835.
   Phebe Lovina, dau. of John and Phebe CULL, born Mar. 25, 1835, bap. July 3, 1835.
   Joseph Allen, son of Joseph and Jane BUNCE, born 1834, bap. July 3, 1835 (He died in Chicago, August 1871. See XV-268 (C.E.H.)).
   William Patrick, son of Alfred A. and Sarah T. JOHNSON, born June 22, 1834, bap. Oct. 30, 1835 (Alfred A. JOHNSON was a merchant here. Nov. 30, 1849, he purchased the store and stock of James G. CALDWELL and Co. dry goods, groceries, crockery, boots and shoes, flour, salt, nails, marble dust, etc. The store was located two doors north of the Phoenix Hotel. See Chornicle of that date. An Alfred JOHNSON died Aug. 29, 1851 and is buried in Williams street cemetery, but whether or not this is Alfred A. is uncertain. (C.E.H.)).
   Robert Henry, son of Archibald and Julia A. FLEMING, born Sept. 29, 1835, bap. July 1, 1836.
   Charles Alwin, son of Robert and Caroline ORR, born May 10, 1836, bap. Sept. 2, 1836.
   Harriet, dau. of Edward C. and Mary PARKER, no dates (Mary B. CARPENTER was Edward's first wife. See Carpenter Genealogy. She died August 1st 1849, aged 29. (Boardman's Cemetery). His second wife was Jane GOODRICH. She died Sept. 16, 1892. (C.E.H.)).
   John Nelson, son of John L. and _____ SMITH born _____, bap. Dec. 30. 1836.
   Helen Marcella, dau. of the same, bap. Dec. 30 (She married Rev. Henry LANCASHIRE. I do not know where he was from, but he preached here in the Presbyterian church. She was a school teacher. They had three daughters and a son Henry. The latter married a rich woman and lived in Alman, Mich. (H.E.S.)).

Adult Baptisms
   James CALDWELL, Sept. 1, 1822 (Undoubtedly James G. CALDWELL (C.E.H.)).
   Mary Amanda BOARDMAN, do (She was a daughter of Samuel BOARDMAN, and married Orla HOUSE).
   Sally LOCKWOOD, do (She afterwards married Dr. Wm. S. CLARK).
   Mary OSBORNE, January 19, 1823.
   Phebe TOZER, do (She was the wife of Thomas TOZER, Jr. He died in 1827 and she afterwards married John CULL (C.E.H.)).
   Betsey SULLIVAN, do (Betsey was my great grandmother. Her husband's name was John, who came to Whitehall prior to 1817 as his name appears on a road warrant that year. I do not know Betsey's maiden name, or where they were married or came from. I have an idea Betsey was the daughter of Mrs. Hannah WHITING, who in 1824, owned a house on Center street mentioned in a lease from the WILLIAMS estate to Elias DEPEW, now in my possession. I think the only other buildings on that street then were the CALDWELL house and the school house. The SULLIVAN (or WHITING) house was of brick with white marble steps. The late Egbert PRINDLE told me this, and showed a scar on his head which was received in a fall down these steps. He remembered Betsey as a large buxom woman, very good looking and with light hair. In 1824 Betsey is referred to as the Widow SULLIVAN. (H.E.S.)).
   Lovina CALDWELL, May 4, 1823.
   Eliza CALDWELL, Aug. 3, 1823 (She was the wife of James G. (C.E.H.)).
   Ada EDDY, 18 April 1829.

Marriages
   Lewis WILKINSON to Maria OSBORNE, Sept. 25, 1822, of Whitehall (According to an advertisement in the Chronicle of April 4, 1845, Lucius WILKINSON was the captain of the packet boad W.E. Caldwell, plying between Whitehall and Buffalo. His name also appears in the list of advertised letters in the Democrat of Oct. 3, 1845. Since writing the above I see I was confused. The above WILKINSON is Lewis, not Lucius. I do not recall ever seeing Lewis' name. (C.E.H.) Yes, see X-406. Lucius married Mrs. Mary E. WARNER. See VII-29 [Holden Scrapbooks]).
   James W. COLLISON to Jane MCCHESNEY, Oct. 15, 1822, Brunswick.
   Willis OSBORNE to Elizabeth JAKWAY, March 13, 1823, Whitehall (These OSBORNES were probably children of Russell, who died in 1823, and I imagine Mary mentioned on the previous page was his wife. See XV-286 for something about them. [Holden Scrapbooks] C.E.H.)
   John OSBORNE to Olivia WISWELL, Sept. 13, 1824, of Whitehall.
   Rev. Mr. LATHROP of East Florida to Miss LATHROP of NY, Nov. 19, 1824, Whitehall.
   Mr. Joseph BUNCE to Miss Jane SMITH, Dec. 8, 1824, Whitehall.
   Mr. John BLIN to Miss ORMSBY, Dec. 16, 1824, Whitehall.
   Augustus LOCKWOOD to Belora CARPENTER, Oct. 26, 1824 (Augustin LOCKWOOD died July 23, 1832, aged 30. Williams St. Cemetery).
   James KINGSLEY to Annis JOHNSTON, Jan. 6, 1825.
   Mr. Joseph SMITH to Susan SMITH, Jan. 20, 1825, Whitehall.
   Ebra STOCKBRIDGE to Barbara WILLARD, Feb. 14, 1825, Whitehall.
   Orla HOUSE to Amanda BOARDMAN, 1825, Whitehall (Orla HOUSE was a son of John HOUSE who came here in the early days and was a partner of Peter J.H. MYERS. He died Jan. 2, 1866, and is buried in Boardman's. Her name was Mary Amanda. She was a daughter of Samuel (H.E.S.) Died April 17, 1863, aged 63, and is buried in Boardman's C.E.H.)
   Mr. John PARKE to Eliza WING, 28th June 1825, Whitehall (I think this is meant for John C. PARKE, who was the son of John and Barbara PARK. The old people did not always use the final E, but the children did. C.E.H.)
   Mr. Roswell CORBIN to Miss Charlotte SIMMONS, 18th July 1825 (I think she was a daughter of Shubael SIMMONS and a sister of Mrs. Peter KETELTAS. C.E.H.)
   Mr. William CARNEY to Rosey MCDERMINT, 29th August.
   John J. PANGMON to Miss Linorah GILBERT, Sept. 8th, 1825 (John J. PANGMON was born in 1804 and died soon after his marriage, that is, in 1828. He left one son, John Jay, who was born the year of his fathers' death. Leonora GILBERT was born in 1808 and survived her husband 53 years, dying in 1881. They are all buried in Greenmount. C.E.H.)
   James MCKEAN to Lydia JORDAN, 24 Oct. 1825.
   Sophia S. KIMBALL to Elias BROWER, Whitehall, 7th Feb'y. 1826.
   Gilbert MCNALL to Laura LOOMIS, Whitehall, 24th May 1826.
   Robert ORR to Caroline TAFT, Whitehall, 30th June 1826 (Robert ORR died Jan. 13, 1851, aged 51. Buried in Boardman's. Next to him is the grave of Caroline, wife of Geo. W. MASON, died April 1, 1866. I do not know it, but it seems probable she was ORR'S wife who married MASON after his death. A son, Charles A., died Feb. 21, 1852, aged five months. There are three other graves marked Caroline Elizabeth, dau. of R & C, died July 25, 1832 aged 2 years, Caroline E., dau. of R & C died July 11, 1840, aged 11 mos. and Caroline E. dau. of R & C died July 29, 1844 aged 18 days. One would think that they would have grown supersititious of that name. See IV-144 and XIV-310 for notes on Robert. C.E.H.)
   Ira MILIARD to Clarissa GOODRICH, Whitehall, 30th July 1826.
   Thomas DEWEY to Esther FISH, in the Town of Whitehall, 30th July 1826.
   Ansel RECORD to Mary HAMILTON, Dec. 6, 1826, at Whitehall.
   Kies C. HAMILTON to Caroline KELLEY, Dec. 7th, Whitehall
   Benoni GUILDER to Maria FULLER, Apl. 16, 1827 (More properly VAN GUILDER).
   James WAGNER to Jane LYTLE, June 21, 1827.
   William STICKNEY to Julianna HARRIS, Whitehall, Feb. 22, 1827.
   Hiram THOMAS to Sally TAYLOR, Whitehall, 17th Sept. 1827.
   Mr. Clark LOCKWOOD to (illegible), Dec. 31, 1827.
   Mr. Daty ALLEN to Sarah BENJAMIN, 10th Nov. 1828 (He died June 17, 1840, aged 64. Williams Street Cemetery. Crisfield JOHNSON speaking of the outlet of Long Pond on which Amos COLLINS' sawmill stood, says, paged 285-6, "Daty ALLEN subsequently built a sawmill on the opposite side of the creek." Under the name of Daly ALLEN, he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1821, serving one term. C.E.H.)
   Mr. Washington Abraham TRAVIS to Miss Margaret MYERS, 3rd Feb. 1829 (She was Deacon TRAVIS' first wife, one of the daughters of Peter J.H. MYERS. She did not live long. C.E.H.)
   Henry J. DAY to Sally THURSTON, 9th Sept. 1829 (She was probably a daughter of Daniel THURSTON, as he is the only man of that name appearing in any of the old records. C.E.H. See I-258 [Holden Scrapbooks] for a receipt for money paid by Governor SKENE to Deacon Nathan DAY of West Windsor, Conn. In the old Williams Street Cemetery is a stone to Deacon Nathan DAY, born 1748, died 1821. Charles DAY was a resident of Whitehall Village in 1820, and had three children in school. Henry DAY was an early resident, but I find very little concerning him. He had a brother who was a preacher and married a daughter of Drake BENJAMIN. then there was an Orson DAY,a merchant of some prominence. I presume Deacon Nathan was the progenitor of the Whitehall family, and probably Henry, Charles and the preacher were his sons. Mrs. CONERY told me once that Henry J. was the son of Henry Sr. and that he had a brother Ed and a sister Helen who married John C. EARL. Henry J. must have been a visitor at Orson's house, as withess to the following ad from the Whitehall Democrat of April 14, 1847: Lost. On Wednesday evening last, between the dwellings of Orson Day and H.J. Day, in the village of Whitehall, a Black Merino fringed Cape. A suitable reward will be paid for its return to: H.J. Day, Whitehall, April 2, 1847. I also saw a clipping from the Free Soil Advocate of Sept. 25, 1848 which gives some idea of the nature of his occupation at that time. Mrs. DAY died May 1, 1872 and was buried in Hartford. H.J. DAY. Is now prepared to jump axes, and to grind them fit for use. Old iron and most kinds of grain taken for pay. November 13th, 1847.)
   Mr. Syant HARDY to Miss Mary HILL, Whitehall, May 29, 1829.
   Dr. Benjamin OTTER to Miss Mary ALLEN, Dec. 29, 1829.
   Mr. Austin DAY to Miss Mary Ann HESKILL, Dec. 30, 1829 (It is possible this was meant for Orson DAY. She was the daughter of Dr. Amasa ALLEN. She had a brother Horace. Their sister was the second wife of Michael J. MYERS. See IV-131 [Holden Scrapbooks].)
   John H. BOYD, Esq., aged 30, attorney at law, to Miss Lucretia ADAMS, aged 21, Jan. 25, 1830, witness Peter J.H. MYERS, S. BAIN, Jr. and John KENNEDY (She was a daughter of Jeremiah and sister of J. Pliny. It is said that her father built the house next south of the Methodist church and gave it to Lucretia as a wedding present. She died within a year or two. H.E. SULLIVAN).
   Mr. Joshua BLANCHARD, aged 30, to Miss Nancy DICKERMAN, aged 28, Whitehall, Feb. 3, 1830. (Comfort and Joseph DICKERMAN were residents soon after 1800. They apparently lived in the northern part of the town. The BLANCHARDS lived over in “Egypt,” that is the valley between the old turnpike and Wood creek, in back of VIRGILS. There was a large family of the BLANCHARDS and practically all of them bore Bible names.)
   Mr. Henry WISWELL, aged 23, to Miss Mary GOODALE, aged 19, Feb. 19, 1830, Whitehall.
   Mr. Erastus D. COLVER to Caroline BLIN, March 4, 1830, at Whitehall. (He was “one of the great guns of Whiggery in this section.” See VII-8 [Holden Scrapbooks]. Caroline was a sister of Elisha BLIN, the merchant, and a daughter of the elder Elisha.)
   Mr. Horace CARPENTER to Elenour BOSTWICK, Whitehall, 27th Sept. 1830.
   William LOURTICK to Miss Mary Ann TERRY, Oct. 12, 1830.
   Mr. Joshua HALE to Miss Harriet CRAIGE, October 27, 1830.
   Mr. Felander SAUNDERS to Miss Jane GILMOUR, Oct. 28, 1830. (Philander it should be. The only reference to him I know of is in a couple law suits in 1842, in which he was defendent. See III. C.E.H.)
   Mr. Alfred H. GRISWOLD to Miss Susan WRIGHT, Oct. 28, 1830.
   Mr. William COAL to Margaret MCEU, 24th Nov. 1830. (Probably MCCUE.)
Mr. Peter LEBELLE to Minish DODLIN, 4th Dec. 1830. (This name DODLIN, or something like it is the original French name of the family now known as DOUGLASS who lived for a great many years in the Elbow district. In later years the French gaelicized the English form to DUDLAW, variously spelled.)
   Mr. Augustus PRIME to Mary Ann BLACK, 14th Dec. 1830.
   Nathan C. HILL to Sabrina Ann LOOMIS, 16th Dec. 1830.
   Columbus ALLEN to Delia WOODWITH, 16th Dec. 1830.
   Mr. King MOON, Junr. to Eliza Ann DEAL, 20th Jan. 1831. [Nearly illegible.]
   Elisha A. MARTIN, aged 24, to Mary C. BOYNTON, aged 20, Feb. 8, 1831.
   Charles NICHOLS to Anna CARPENTER, 23rd March 1831.
   David RIDER to Mary Jane THURSTON, 7th Sept. 1831.
   Alfred A. JOHNSON to Sarah RICHARDS, 20th Dec. 1831.
   Edward LESHER to Amy BURT, 12th Jan. 1832. (These must have been strangers. There were LUSHERS, and LACHERS and several BURT girls, but we cannot identify any of them with these people.)
   John CULL to Phebe TOZER, Whitehall, 20th Jan. 1832. (Phebe was the widow of Thomas TOZER, Jr. who died in the late ‘20's. C.E.H.)
   Benjamin TOMILSON to Cornelia BOYINGTON, Whitehall, 23rd June 1832.
   Record of marriages solemnized by me, A. FLEMING.
   Job R. SMITH, Esq., to Miss Jemima GREEN, Whitehall, Sept. 12, 1832, many witnesses. (He was a professional man, probably a lawyer. His office was burned Dec. 8, 1835. See II-216 [Holden Scrapbooks.)
   John SHERMAN to Catherine HOWLANDS, both Irish, Whitehall, Sept. 26, 1832, witnesses N. PIERCE, M. STARR, etc. at the close of lecture.
   Rev. Gershom B. DAY of Middletown, Vt., to Elizabeth BENJAMIN, Whitehall, Oct. 25, 1832, many witnesses at her parents’ home. (This is the preacher brother of H.J. that we have spoken of. C.E.H.)
   Chauncey P. CARROLL of Warwick, Mass., to Christina A. DOWD, of New Haven, Vt., Whitehall, May 30, 1833 at Mr. PARK'S house, witnesses Judge WHEELER, etc.
   Joseph DOULIN alias DOUGLASS to Josette BEAUCHAMP alias PINEFIELD, Whitehall, August 1st, 1833 before many witnesses.
   Horace CARPENTER to Mrs. Maria LOCKWOOD, Whitehall, August 20, 1833. (Evidently his first wife did not live long. See page 124.)
   Henry PRIME to Anna Maria HERD, Whitehall, Sept. 2, 1833.
   Charles DERBY to Harriet HITCHCOCK, Whitehall, Oct. 13, 1833, at Mr. FOSDICK'S.
   Humphrey STARR to Lucy L. BLACK, Whitehall, Oct. 21, 1833.
   (??) MERRITT to Sarah WISWELL, Whitehall at the BARNEY'S, Hatch Hill, Oct. 28, 1833.
   William ORR, to Catherine POTTER, Whitehall, Nov. 16, 1833, at Solomon ORR'S house, before Robert ORR, Mrs. Robert ORR and Mrs. Solomon ORR, witnesses.
   Byron Lothrop HARLOW to Celia MANVILLE, Whitehall, Feb. 19, 1834, at Mrs. MANVILLE'S, the parents of both parties being present.
   Calvin CUMMINGS to Ann WALKER, Whitehall, Feb. 27, 1834. Mr. and Mrs. WALKER and others were present.
   Simeon BECKER to Emeline WESTCOAT, both of Westport, N.Y., Whitehall, May 26, 1834, at my house before Mrs. F., two brothers of the bride, crew of the canal boat Phoenix.
   Chauncey L. WATERS of Hoosic, N.Y., to Sophie TOWNSEND, of Dunham, L.C., June 10, 1834, at Mr. JOHNSON'S hotel, Whitehall.
   Zaphras DEWEY to Margaret DODLIN, June 13, 1834, at the home of the bride’s parents in Whitehall.
   Joseph VARNEY to Lemissa DODLIN, June 13, 1834, at the home of the bride’s parents in Whitehall.
   Martin HERD of Arlington, Vt., to Mrs. Laura KETTELTAS of Whitehall, July 10, 1834, at Whitehall. (She was Laura SIMMONS, daughter of Shubael SIMMONS and widow of the late Samuel KETTELTAS.)
   George WHEELER, Esq., of Troy, N.Y., to Marrion MACNEIL, of Burlington, Vt., at Whitehall, July 12, 1834.
   James WILSON, of Newcastle, England, to Dolly LONEGIN, county of Antrim, Ireland, Whitehall, July 17, 1834.
   Antoine RENOIX to Margaret TERRY, Whitehall, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1834. (Antoine RENOIS of course. I never heard he had two wives, but that must be the fact. In Boardman Cemertery are these two stones: Col. Antoine RENOIS, born June 13, 1811, died Aug. 20, 1894. Charlotte LATREMEUILLE, his wife, born Aug. 25, 1817, died June 6, 1902.)
   Daniel PENFIELD to Sarah Ann JILLSON, Whitehall, Oct. 16, 1834.
   Doct. Wm. S. CLARK of Troy to Sally LOCKWOOD of Whitehall, Whitehall, Oct. 19, 1834. (Dr. CLARK died in 1844, aged 87.)
   Edward PARKER to Mary L. CARPENTER, Whitehall, Oct. 23, 1834.
   Charles THURMAN to Mary BLIN, both of this place, Whitehall, Feb. 3, 1835, witnesses Mrs. BLIN, the bride’s mother, Nancy BOARDMAN and Mr.and Mrs. Austin SMITH. (Mary was the daughter of the younger Elisha, and her mother’s name was Sally. THURMAN was a merchant and U.S. Commissioner of Loans. He lived in and built the house next to the Catholic Church now owned by H.M. SULLIVAN. He sold out about 1848 and removed to New York where he was engaged in the mercantile business. See Vol. 23 [Holden Scrapbooks] for considerable information concerning the BLINS and the THURMANS.)
   Washington A. TRAVIS of Whitehall, to Harriet Olive DOE of Wilton, Saratoga county, N.Y. J. WHITTON, Saratoga county, N.Y., Nov. 5, 1834. (Washington TRAVIS was born in Plattsburgh, 1802, and married Margaret the sister of P.J.H. MYERS. Her children were Joseph and Margaret and she died. After he death he married Harriet DOE of Saratoga. I was born in 1837 and Mary MYERS in 1839. There were two other children who died young. He probably came to Whitehall about 1820. He worked for Asa EDDY for several years and then went into business for himself. He was working for Asa EDDY in his store at Fort Edward during the cold summer, 1816. W.D. TRAVIS.)
   James H. MCLEAN to Jemima D. DAILY, Whitehall, Dec. 25, 1834.
   Randolph JOHNSON to Jane WILSON, both of this place, Whitehall, Jan. 22, 1835.
   George COLE of Ticonderoga, to Sarah Ann HERRICK, of Huron, Wayne Co., N.Y., Whitehall, July 2nd, 1835, witnesses Mrs. Julia A. FLEMING and Mrs. Mary BROWN, at my house. A.F.


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