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From Newspaper Records from Tioga County PA Multiple Volumes, Abstracted by Ruth Wetherbee, Julia Wetherbee, Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd, William A. Ladd. Also additional submissions sent in by Tri Counties Web Site Volunteers

All data copied from newspaper file as it appeared in the record using their spelling. The original copies of the newspapers are on file at the Green Free Library located in Wellsboro. Published 1981. Permission for reprinting on the Tri-County Web Sites given by Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd in 1997.
Tioga Agitator 1862 - Abstracts

Reprinted with permission of Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd from Tioga County Newspaper Records Volume NINE. Thank you Harold Hooper for retyping these.

Year Day/Month Event Name  
1862 30 JUL M Ames, Elijah m in Farmington, July 5th 1862, by Rev. J.H. Austin, Mr. Elijah Ames to Miss Louisa Pease, both of Middlebury.
1862 18 JUN D Atherton, Erwin Erwin R. Atherton, of CO. H. died of typhoid fever at Carver Hospital, in Washington, on the 11th inst. He was 24 years of age.
1862 21 MAY D Austin, Chauncey d in Delmar, the 18th instant, Mr Chauncey Austin in the 67th year of his age.
1862 14 MAY D Austin, Mary d in Wysox, Bradford County, on the 4th inst., of Consumption, Mary Amanda, wife of Robert R. Austin of Wellsboro, in the 24th year of her age.
1862 23 APR M Barlow, Carrie m in Charleston, April 16th 1862 at the house of the bride's father, by the Rev. J.F. Calkins, Mr D.F. Stone of Wellsboro to Miss Carrie L. Barlow of Charleston, Pa.
1862 16 JUL M Barnhart, Charles m in Nelson, July 4th, at the Parsonage of the Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Francis Rand, Mr. Charles Barnhart of Farmington to Miss Jane Vanzile of Elkland.
1862 4 JUN D Beach, Jerry Death of Jerry J. Beach, of Richmond, Tioga Co., Pa., a member of Co. B. 101st Reg. Pa. Vols. Who was wounded in a picket skirmish about 10 oclock on Friday morning last. He was taken prisoner and while in the hands of his captors, he was shot in the head by a rebel. The barbarous act was witnessed by several of our men. (NOTE: History of Tioga County, Pa 1897, page 231, gave his name as John J. Beach.)
1862 16 JUL M Benaeur, Cornelia m in Wellsboro on the 3d inst., by Rev. J. Landreth, Mr. Joseph Fisher to Miss Cornelia H. Benaeur, both of Delmar, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 19 MAR Boyden, Lorenzo d in Coral, Ill, March 5th, Lorenzo D. Boyden, aged 23 years 10 months and 19 days, formerly of Delmar, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 16 APR D Cain, Michael d Michael Cain on Monday last at Fall Brook. On Monday last, an accident happened in Fall Brook, resulting in the death of Michael Cain. While he was pushing an empty car, another empty car came on to him and crushed him so that he lived only 24 hours. He leaves a wife and one child.
1862 14 MAY M Carpenter, Luther m on the 16th ult., by Rev. R. L. Stilwell, Mr. Luther Carpenter of Middlebury to Miss Minerva L. Lamb of Richmond, Pa.
1862 14 MAY M Close, Elias m in Wellsboro, on the 11th inst., at the house of Hiram Dartt, by Rev. J.F. Calkins, Mr. Elias H. Close, of Deerfield to Miss Mary E. Close, of Westfield.
1862 14 MAY M Close, Mary m in Wellsboro, on the 11th inst., at the house of Hiram Dartt, by Rev. J.F. Calkins, Mr. Elias H. Close, of Deerfield to Miss Mary E. Close, of Westfield.
1862 30 APR M Cowan, Lydia m in Sullivan, the 8th instant, by the Rev. M. Rockwell, Mr. P.P. Rogers, of Covington to Miss Lydia N. Cowan, of Columbia Flatts, Bradford Co., Pa.
1862 25 JUN M Cowen, D.C. m in Ward, Tioga County, Pa., on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Mr. Sweet, Mr. D.C. Cowen of Cleveland, Ohio to Miss Mary A White, of Ward, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 9 APR M Crumb, William m by Rev. T.T. Titus, on the 22d ult., William T. Crumb, of Tioga County, Pa. To Miss Anna M. Kint, of Turbut Township, Union County, Pa.
1862 19 MAR M Dales, James m on the 9th inst., by Rev. J.F. Calkins, at the parsonage, Mr. James Dales to Miss Jane Robinson, both of Delmar, Pa.
1862 2 JUL D Dartt, Solon death of Solon Dartt of Charleston, Tioga Co. member of Co. I. 45th Regt. Pa. Vols., on the 16th of June. He died in the Hospital on North Edisto Island, S.C. of typhoid fever. He was 38 years of age and leaves a wife and two small children.
1862 30 JUL M Dawson, Charles m in Wellsboro, on the 27th inst., at the M.E. Parsonage, by Rev. J. Landreth, Mr. Charles Dawson of Charleston to Miss Cordelia Wetherbee of Delmar.
1862 9 APR M Day, Nelson m in Covington, on the 13th ult., by Ira Patchin, esq. Mr. Nelson Day of Richmond to Miss Sarah Waters of charleston, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 16 JUL D Dewey, Theodore d at Tioga, July 8th, Theodore F. Dewey, son of Daniel and Minerva Dewey in the 18th year of his age. He was a private in Capt. Caulking's Co. D. of the 57th Regt. P.V., was wounded in the foot at the battle of Fair Oaks and arrived at home sick of Typhoid fever about eight days before his death.
1862 16 JUL D Elz, C.O. A correspondent at Tioga under date of July 13th writes as follows; By a letter from Capt. Caulking, Co. D. 57th Regt. Pa. Vols. Dated opposite City Point, July 4th, I learn that Lt. C.O. Elz of Tioga and Sgt. Horace Westbrook of Middlebury were killed instantly on Tuesday, July 1st, by a shell.
1862 7 MAY M Ensworth, Julia m in Wellsboro, May 1st 1862 by the Rev. J.F. Calkins, at the house of the bride's father, Mr. A.D. Griswold, of Elmira, N.Y. to Miss Julia A. Ensworth, of Wellsboro, Pa.
1862 25 JUN D Fenton, Lois d in Charleston, the 18th inst., Mrs. Lois Fenton, aged 79 years 4 months and 11 days.
1862 16 JUL M Fisher, Joseph m in Wellsboro on the 3d inst., by Rev. J. Landreth, Mr. Joseph Fisher to Miss Cornelia H. Benaeur, both of Delmar, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 30 JUL M Francis, Dickinson m in Wellsboro, on the 26th inst., by A.. Crowl, Esq. Mr. Dickinson Francis to Miss Lydia Kenedy, both of Delmar.
1862 7 MAY M Griswold, A.D. m in Wellsboro, May 1st 1862 by the Rev. J.F. Calkins, at the house of the bride's father, Mr. A.D. Griswold, of Elmira, N.Y. to Misw Julia A. Ensworth, of Wellsboro, Pa.
1862 26 MAR D Harrower, John d in Farmington, of consumption, on the 17th inst., John Harrower, in the 68th year of his age.
1862 30 JUL M Herrington, Joe m in Blossvurg, on the 24th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. A.G. Hammon, Mr. O.C. Whitney to Miss Joe Herrington.
1862 28 MAY D Kelley, Nancy d in Knoxville, Indiana, May 18th 1862, Mrs. Nancy Kelley, daughter of Oliver Willard of Charleston, Tioga Co., Pa., aged 43 years 2 month and 21 days.
1862 23 APR D Kelly, Joshua d Rev. Joshua Kelly, Paster of the Second Baptist Church of Williamsport, died suddenly on Thursday of last week. He was buried in Lewisburg.
1862 30 JUL M Kenedy, Lydia m in Wellsboro, on the 26th inst., by A.. Crowl, Esq. Mr. Dickinson Francis to Miss Lydia Kenedy, both of Delmar.
1862 9 APR M Kint, Anna m by Rev. T.T. Titus, on the 22d ult., William T. Crumb, of Tioga County, Pa. To Miss Anna M. Kint, of Turbut Township, Union County, Pa.
1862 14 MAY M Lamb, Minerva m on the 16th ult., by Rev. R. L. Stilwell, Mr. Luther Carpenter of Middlebury to Miss Minerva L. Lamb of Richmond, Pa.
1862 25 JUN M Magher, Mary m in Wellsboro, the 21st inst., by A.J. Sofield, Esq. Mr. Augustus Shower to Miss Mary Magher.
1862 23 APR M Manning, Charles m in Wellsboro, the 16th inst., by A.J. Sofield, Esq. Mr. Charles Manning and Miss Catharine Taylor, both of Charleston., Pa.
1862 16 JUL D Mitchell, William d at Mitchell Creek, Tioga Co., Pa., William S. Mitchell, eldest son of William and Jane Mitchell, aged 18 years. He was run over by the cars at the Station near his home and died on Sunday.
1862 30 JUL M Pease, Louisa m in Farmington, July 5th 1862, by Rev. J.H. Austin, Mr. Elijah Ames to Miss Louisa Pease, both of Middlebury.
1862 23 JUL M Penny, M.F. m on the 3d inst., at the hotel of E.J. Purple, by Rev. J.F. Calkins, Mr. B.F. Seeley of Deerfield to Miss M.F. Penny of Knoxville.
1862 21 MAY M Pitts, Mary m in Richmond, the 19th inst., at the house of the brides father, by Rev. N.L. Reynolds, Mr. Henry B. Smith of Kansas to Miss Mary Pitts.
1862 16 JUL D Reddington, Patrick d in Wellsboro, on the 10th inst., Patrick Reddington, aged 42 years.
1862 7 MAY M Ritter, F.D. m on the 30th ult., by the Rev. J.F. Calkins, at the Parsonage, F.D. Ritterm M.D.., Assistant Surgion of the Pa. Vols. And Miss Albina Vermilyea of Gaines, Pa.
1862 14 MAY D Roberts, Marcus Drowned. On May 3d, Mr Marcus Roberts of Cedar Run, was drowned in Pine Creek at Rattle Snake Rock near Lloyd's Hotel. He was employed with about 20 other men ( including his brother Danforth ) in driving logs for Phelps, Dodge & Company. The deceased and his brother both accidently slipped from the rock into the eddy. His brother swam safely to shore but Marcus, although an excellant swimmer, drowned. He was 24 years of age and unmarried. ( June 4th 1862 issue. The funeral of Mark T. Roberts, who was drowned on the 3d instant, in Pine Creek, at Cedar Run, took place on the 16th instant at the residence of E. B. Campbell, Esq., at Phelps Mills. Religious services were conducted in the Baptist Church in Jersey Shore. Mr. Roberts leaves 4 brothers and 5 sisters in the State of Maine to mourn his loss. "Williamsport Bulletin")
1862 19 MAR M Robinson, Jane m on the 9th inst., by Rev. J.F. Calkins, at the parsonage, Mr. James Dales to Miss Jane Robinson, both of Delmar, Pa.
1862 30 APR M Rogers, P.P.  m in Sullivan, the 8th instant, by the Rev. M. Rockwell, Mr. P.P. Rogers, of Covington to Miss Lydia N. Cowan, of Columbia Flatts, Bradford Co., Pa.
1862 23 JUL M Seeley, B.F. m on the 3d inst., at the hotel of E.J. Purple, by Rev. J.F. Calkins, Mr. B.F. Seeley of Deerfield to Miss M.F. Penny of Knoxville.
1862 12 MAR D Seely, Giles d at Camp Griffin, near Washington D.C. on the 21st ult., Giles C. Seely, youngest son of Henry Seely of Knoxville, aged 18 years. He caught a severe cold while on picket duty just one week before his death… He was brought home for burial by his next older brother. The deceased was the youngest of four brothers who were all in the army in the service of their country and their father would be there also did not age and infirmity prevent.
1862 25 JUN M Shower, Augustus m in Wellsboro, the 21st inst., by A.J. Sofield, Esq. Mr. Augustus Shower to Miss Mary Magher.
1862 26 MAR D Sligh, Henry d in Shippen, on the 8th instant, Henry Sligh, Esq., aged 76 years.
1862 21 MAY M Smith, Henry m in Richmond, the 19th inst., at the house of the brides father, by Rev. N.L. Reynolds, Mr. Henry B. Smith of Kansas to Miss Mary Pitts.
1862 2 APR D Spencer, Sena d in Delmar, on the 28th of March, Mrs. Sena Spencer, aged 90 years, 9 months and 5 days.
1862 23 APR M Stone, D.F. m in Charleston, April 16th 1862 at the house of the bride's father, by the Rev. J.F. Calkins, Mr D.F. Stone of Wellsboro to Miss Carrie L. Barlow of Charleston, Pa.
1862 16 JUL D Sturrock, Robert Death of Captain Robert W. Sturrock of Co. F. 5th Regt. Pennsylvania R.C. and a resident of Wellsboro, who was killed on the second day of the battle near Richmond by a rebel sharp shooter….( July 23, 1862 issue. In the battle on Friday, the 27th ult., near the Chickahominy, Capt. R.W. Sturrock of Co. F. 5th Regt. Pa. R.C. Vol. was struck by a ball in the forehead and instantly killed. Capt. Sturrock's parents reside in Wellsboro..."Bradford Reporter")
1862 16 JUL D Sylivia, Walter d Walter Sylvia of Farmington. (No date given) a member of CO. G. 1st Regt. Rifles, Pa. R.C.
1862 18 JUN D Taft, James d James Taft, of Knoxville, Pa., a member of Co. E. 34th N.Y. Vols., is reported among the killed at Seven Pines.
1862 23 APR M Taylor, Catharine m in Wellsboro, the 16th inst., by A.J. Sofield, Esq. Mr. Charles Manning and Miss Catharine Taylor, both of Charleston., Pa.
1862 16 JUL M Vanzile, Jane m in Nelson, July 4th, at the Parsonage of the Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Francis Rand, Mr. Charles Barnhart of Farmington to Miss Jane Vanzile of Elkland.
1862 7 MAY M Vermilyea, Albina m on the 30th ult., by the Rev. J.F. Calkins, at the Parsonage, F.D. Ritterm M.D.., Assistant Surgion of the Pa. Vols. And Miss Albina Vermilyea of Gaines, Pa.
1862 9 APR M Waters, Sarah m in Covington, on the 13th ult., by Ira Patchin, esq. Mr. Nelson Day of Richmond to Miss Sarah Waters of charleston, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 16 JUL D Westbrook, Horace A correspondent at Tioga under date of July 13th writes as follows; By a letter from Capt. Caulking, Co. D. 57th Regt. Pa. Vols. Dated opposite City Point, July 4th, I learn that Lt. C.O. Elz of Tioga and Sgt. Horace Westbrook of Middlebury were killed instantly on Tuesday, July 1st, by a shell.
1862 30 JUL M Wetherbee, Cordelia m in Wellsboro, on the 27th inst., at the M.E. Parsonage, by Rev. J. Landreth, Mr. Charles Dawson of Charleston to Miss Cordelia Wetherbee of Delmar.
1862 2 APR D Wheeler, Amy d in Charleston, on the 15th of March, Amy Ann, daughter of Isaac and Amy Ann Wheeler, aged 5 years.
1862 18 JUN D Wheeler, Henry d Henry Wheeler, son of Noah Wheeler, of Charleston, a member of Co. F. 11th Cavalry, died of typhoid fever and congestion of the lungs, at Alba, Bradford Co., Pa., June 11th. He was taken sick about two months ago and was for a time in the hospital at Fortress Monroe. He was about 20 years old. ( July 2 1862 issue. Henry E. Wheeler, Quarter-Master-Sergeant... had been in the service since August 26, 1861... he had left Camp Hamilton May 22, 1862 very much out of health but was not considered to be dangerously ill so it was a great shock to those in Co. F. 11th Cavalry to hear of his death.
1862 25 JUN M White, Mary m in Ward, Tioga County, Pa., on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Mr. Sweet, Mr. D.C. Cowen of Cleveland, Ohio to Miss Mary A White, of Ward, Tioga Co., Pa.
1862 30 JUL M Whitney, O.C. m in Blossvurg, on the 24th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. A.G. Hammon, Mr. O.C. Whitney to Miss Joe Herrington.
1862 30 APR O Willard, Oliver A Puritan Relic, Mr. Oliver Willard of Charleston, now in his eightieth year, has an ivory snuff box, which was brought to this country by Joseph Willard a passenger in the May Flower. The box is 3 inches long, 2 inches wide and about half an inch deep, and is locked by two silver clasps, upon which are marked the initials "I.W." It has descended as an heir loom from Joseph Willard ( father ) to Joseph Willard ( son ) for 9 generations in this country and has never been out of the Willard family since 1620. How long it was in the family before Joseph Willard landed at Plymouth Rock is not known. It is quite a curiosity, and suggests many reflections. Although made for a snuff box, it certainly could not have been used for that purpose during the residence of the family in Plymouth Colony; and the "blue laws" of a later date made snuff a contraband abomination.


Published On Tri-Counties Site On 9/5/98
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