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1859 -  Agitator

John Beecher, Esq.
At Williamsport, Lycoming Co, Pa., on the 5th inst., John Beecher, Esq., aged 74 years, formerly of this Boro.  Mr. Beecher was one of the earliest of this county having removed from Connecticut with his father at a very early period and settled at Beecher’s Island, on the Cowanesque.  He was successively Treasurer and Sheriff of the county and subsequently member of the Legislature, and was the only one in the House of Representatives who voted nay on the Joint Resolution recommending to Congress the recharter of the United States Bank.  Mr. B. removed to Lycoming Co., in 1838, where he has resided since.  He was one of those of whom it can be truly said “He was an honest man.”  (Thursday, January 13, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Eli Gitchell [SRGP 05751]
In Sullivan, January 26th, Rev. Eli Gitchell in the 76th year of his age.  (Thursday, February 10, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Gitchell Cemetery]

Chauncey Bacon
In Delmar, on Friday, the 4th inst., Chauncey Bacon, aged 33 years.  (Thursday, February 17, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Bockius
In Charleston, Jan. 31st, Joseph Bockius in the 47th year of his age.  (Thursday, February 17, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Angelia M. Aiken
At Onalasca, Lacrosse Co., Wis., on the 23d of June, of quick consumption, Mrs. Angelia M. Aiken, wife of W. H. Stanley, M.D., and daughter of John and Sarah Aiken (formerly of Tioga Co., Penna.), aged 21 years 7 months and 28 days.  She died in the triumphs of a living faith and has gone to receive the crown of glory that is in reservation for all those that love God and keep his commandments.  May our last hours be like her’s.  S. G. W.  (Thursday, July 7, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Kate M. Barlow
At the house of Lucius Barlow, in Charleston, on the morning of the 14th inst., Kate M., only daughter of Clark W. and Mary G. Barlow, aged 2 years and 5 months.  (Thursday, July 21, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fletcher Middaugh
In Scio, on Wednesday last, during the severe storm occurring a little after noon of that day; Fletcher Middaugh, son of Elijah Middaugh of Middaugh Hill, Scio township, a young man about 19 years of age, was instantly killed by lightning.  He was in a barn, and with pitchfork in hand, was in the act of throwing down some hay to his horses, when the bolt came crushing through the roof, killing him and also a valuable span of horses.  Other men and horses were in the barn at the time, but escaped uninjured.--Wellsville Free Press.  (Thursday, August 4, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Richard Rush
Hon. Richard Rush died in Philadelphia on Saturday morning last between seven and eight o’clock in the 79th year of his age.  (Thursday, August 11, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Horace Mann
The Hon. Horace Mann died at Yellow Springs, Ohio, on Tuesday last.  He formerly represented Massachusetts in Congress, but at the time of his death was President of Antioch College, Ohio.  (Thursday, August 25, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. James Ford
In Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa., on the 18th inst., Hon. James Ford, aged 76 years and three months.  Mr. Ford was born in Bonham Town, NJ, in 1783.  In 1803 he became a resident of Lindsley Town, NY.  In 1806 he was married to Murin, eldest daughter of Judge Eleaser Lindsley, and in 1817 removed to Lawrenceville.  It thus appears that Mr. F. had been a resident of this village for more than half a century, and of Lawrenceville for 42 years.  Here, when the county was new, and when about 21 years old without means he began his long and successful course as a business man, and to a good old age shared largely the confidence and esteem of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.  Few men have exhibited more of all those qualities which, when properly balanced, go to make up a character for energy and enterprise.  Twice he was called to serve his county, (Tioga) in the State Legislature, and subsequently during two terms, from 1828 to 1832, he represented this district in Congress.  Justly esteemed as a man and citizen, his sudden and unexpected removal will be regarded as a great public loss.  Another of the venerable men, with whose lives the history of this section of the country has been interwoven, has died; with few remaining.  But much as the death of Mr. F. is lamented by the community at large, it will be lamented more by the family friends.  His was a heart of kindly affection, and now that he is gone, a large circle of children, and children’s children, with a widowed wife, mourn as for one, whose presence among them, like a settling summer sun.  (Thursday, August 25, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Barlow
In Charleston, Aug. 25, Mr. Charles Barlow, aged 20 years.  (Thursday, September 8, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Barlow
In Charleston, Sept. 5th, Mr. Henry Barlow, aged 33 years.  (Thursday, September 8, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Magill
In Philadelphia, on the 20th of August, Mary, daughter of James P. and Sarah L. Magill, in the 12 year of her age.  (Thursday, September 15, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Vainwegen
In Hebron, Potter Co., Pa., on Friday, August 27th, Daniel Vainwegen, aged 71 years.  (Thursday, September 15, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sally Ann Plank
In Brookfield, July 28, Sally Ann, wife of Isaac Plank, aged 41 years.  (Thursday, September 15, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. S. A. Tremain
In Delmar, Sept. 21st, Mr. S. A. Tremain, in the 43d year of his age.  The early part of his life was spent in Chenango County, NY; where in 1842, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Haynes, who in the following year together gave themselves to the Lord, and was baptized into the fellowship of “The East Green Baptist Church.”  Though deprived of church privileges for some time past, yet his sympathies were with the cause of God, and died with hope in Christ.  Then suddenly a wife and seven children are berieved of an affectionate and kind husband and father.  (Thursday, October 13, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria Worden
In Middlebury, Oct. 13th, Mrs. Maria Worden, wife of Thomas Worden, in the 58th year of her age.  She submitted herself to the Saviour in early life and was faithful in His service until death.  Her departure from this life was tranquil and joyous.  (Thursday, October 27, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ida Bailey
In Mansfield, on the morning of the 29th of October, Ida, daughter of John W. and Margaret Bailey, aged 9 years.  (Thursday, November 3, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sally Seeley
In Brookfield, Dec. 5th, of palsy, Mrs. Sally Seeley, a Revolutionary pensioner, widow of the late Benjamin Seeley, aged 94 years.  (Thursday, December 8, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Julia Livonia Plank
In Brookfield, on the 20th ult., Julia Livonia, daughter of Danl. L. and Eliza Plank, aged 15 years.  (Thursday, December 15, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oscar B. Hathaway
In Chicago, IL, on the 26th of October, Oscar B. Hathaway, son of Mr. James A. Hathaway of Tioga.  (Thursday, December 22, 1859, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1860 Agitator
1860 Agitator Obits

Isaac Dalton
Potter--Suicide.--Just as we are going to press this (Thursday) morning, we have been made acquainted with the particulars of a suicide committed in Bingham township, near Genesee forks, two weeks ago last Saturday evening at 7 o’clock, when an Englishman named Isaac Dalton, cut his throat with a common jack-knife--cutting off all the arteries on both sides of his neck with surgical exactness.  Coroner Stout held an inquest on the body and the following facts were elicited:  He was a man of about 50 years of age, and came to this county from England 19 years ago, leaving his wife and a child or two there, since which time he has never seen them.  He has lived in bachelor style in Bingham during that period and was in possession of a handsome property.  He has recently exhibited a fear that some one was going to kill him, and was afraid to stay alone, and repeatedly asked some of his friends to stay with him nights.  On the evening of his death he went to the residence of his sister’s husband, Mr. Colson, and requested to stay all night.--After sitting awhile he went out and was gone about 10 minutes, when his friends went out after him.--He was found in the barn with his throat cut as above stated.  When picked up he spoke:  “Friends let me die in peace!  I have a few words for you.  You have some bad neighbors, Perry, Hickox, Lord Brougham.”  He was carried into the house where he expired in a few minutes.--Journal.  (Thursday, January 12, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alfred Copestick
We briefly mentioned in a former number the premature death of Alfred Copestick, a promising young artist of our city, who was killed on the 28th of August last, by the accidental explosion of his fowling-piece, while on a visit to his father’s house at Wellsboro, Tioga County; but we were unable at the time to obtain any particulars.  Through the kindness of a mutual friend,--Mr. Orr, the well-known engraver--we are now enabled to give a brief sketch of his life, the first occasion that such a mournful service has been demanded of us since we have assumed the “World of Art.”  Little is known of this promising young artist, even by his most intimate friends; singularly exclusive in his habits, remarkably taciturn and retiring in disposition, he devoted himself exclusively to his profession, and had already made considerable progress, although he was but 22 years of age at the time of his decease.  Self-taught in art, he had admirably won the meed of public praise by his woodland sketches, and paintings of the marine genre, which are the more remarkable as he had no other opportunity of studying the various phases of the sea than by occasional trips to Coney Island, or places on the neighboring shores.--An admirable painting of a wreck stranded upon the shore, was exhibited at the Academy of Design last year, and is now in the possession of his father.  The original study of this fine picture may now be seen in the artist’s deserted studio, adjoining Mr. N. Orr’s engraving office, No. 52 John street; where may also be seen some woodland studies of correct drawing and fine tinting, testifying that a few more years of such studious application would have ranked Copestick among the best artists of our land.  Several commissions executed by him for the Cosmopolitan Art Journal, by order of C. L. Derby, Esq., gave to the numerous patrons the most complete satisfaction. His father, Charles Copestick, an Englishman and a machinist, came to the United States in 1822, and settled in Philadelphia.  His mother was Scotch, and came to this country when a child.  Alfred, their first son was born near Philadelphia, and when a child, moved to Tioga County, and remained there until he was 11 years of age.  He subsequently graduated at the High School at Philadelphia.  His only chance for improvement in the profession he loved was by frequent visits to the Art Union.  He was apprenticed to a Lithographer, but disliking the art (when he felt that he possessed the power to excel as a colorist), he came to New York, without friends or money, to seek his fortune. It was at this period of his career that he attracted the attention of Mr. N. Orr, to whom he candidly expressed his aversion to his present pursuit, and his anxiety to study painting.  Mr. Orr, taking a sensible and benevolent view of the affair, boldly advising him to follow the bent of his genius, kindly assisted him in the arrangement of a studio adjoining his own, and endeavored to aid him in every manner; but Mr. Copestick proved himself one of those gloriously independent characters who love best to help themselves, and taxed the claims of friendship very rarely.  Making use of the admirable corps de reserve with which nature had endowed him, he literally lived, dwelt and studied within himself, and was one of those exclusive beings whose motto is “deeds, not words.”  His family, as is sometimes the case, were at first much averse to the vagabondism of the craft, but his recent success did much to alter their opinion of his profession.  They had now began to regard the persecuted genius with affection, if not with pride.  It was on his first visit to the paternal mansion after the family estrangement that the fatal accident occurred which caused his death.  Seeing a flock of wild pigeons flying over the house, he said to his father that he “would go out and have a shot at them,” but his artistic taste surmounted his sportsman’s discretion; for watching their graceful gyrations, he carefully rested his fowling-piece upon a log, and it shipping beneath his weight, cocked and sent the contents immediately into his side.  His untimely death is a loss to our artistic circle, and fills with poignant grief a family circle who too tardily understand the heart of the poet-artist.  The following lines have a mournful interest, being found in his pocket-book, written with a pencil at the time of the fatal accident.  The scene they describe was a favorite resort of his in the vicinity of New York, and often contributed hints for sketches.  The “picture-painting” at once betrays the eye.  (Wednesday, February 2, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson
At Cherry Flats in Charleston on 1st inst., of Dropsy, Mrs. Mary Johnson, wife of Abram Johnson, aged 40 years, 9 months and 4 days.  (Thursday, February 9, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Susan M. Bockius
In Charleston, on the 4th inst., of Consumption, Susan M., daughter of Joseph (dec’d) and Hypatia Bockius, aged 23 years, 6 months and 27 days.  (Thursday, February 9, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Avery
Sudden death.--George Avery, of Rome, in attendance upon Court as a traverse juror, died on Thursday last, very suddenly.  He had eaten his breakfast as usual, when he was taken suddenly ill, and notwithstanding the best medical attendance and every attention by the family in which he was boarding, expired about 12 o’clock, M., having been senseless during the whole time.  Apoplexy was the cause of his death.  (Thursday, February 23, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Ann Shakespear
In Wellsboro, Thursday morning, March 1st, Mary Ann, wife of John B. Shakespear, aged 40 years.  (Thursday, March 8, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Zena Austin
In Charleston, on Friday morning, the 15th inst., Mrs. Zena Austin, wife of Benjamin Austin, aged 35 years.  (Thursday, March 22, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ruth Fenton
In Charleston, on Monday the 19th inst., Mrs. Ruth Fenton, aged 69 years.  (Thursday, March 22, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lois Austin
In Delmar, on the 25th inst., Mrs. Lois, wife of Chauncey Austin, Esq., aged 65 years.  In the loss of this estimable woman, the family and numerous relatives at home and abroad, are not the only mourners.  Her precious memory will never perish from their minds.  But there are many others to lament for her.  The church of which she had been a worthy member since its first organization in Wellsboro, will not readily find another to all her place--Her pastor will not find a more constant or judicious friend.  Her neighbors, testifying their deep solicitude by frequent calls and inquiries during her brief illness, and the grief at her funeral by a very large and mournful gathering, will not let her die from their memories.  By all who knew her, and had a heart to appreciate the right, the good, the modest unostentatious worth in woman’s character, she will ever be remembered as a safe example.  According to the next, at her funeral, she knew whom she believed, and died as she has lived, a Christian, perfectly happy, leaving her salutation in the Lord to all her friends.  (Thursday, March 29, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jedediah Carpenter
In Middlebury, on the 9th inst., Jedediah Carpenter, aged 84 years and one day.  (Thursday, April 19, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Parkhurst
In Elkland Borough, Tioga Co., Pa., on Wednesday, the 20th ult., Frank, son of Joel Parkhurst, Esq.--aged 12 years and three months.  The funeral was attended on Friday by a large congregation, and a deep solemnity pervaded the assembly, which told how sincerely the community sympathized with the afflicted family.  The subject of this notice was a young lad of more than ordinary mental developments.  His amiable disposition, his kind and affectionate manners, had endeared him, not only to his immediate friends and relatives, but to all classes of society.  Elkland, May 18, 1860.  (Thursday, May 24, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George C. Kress
In Wellsboro, on the 3d inst., George C. Kress, aged 45 years.  (Thursday, July 12, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Moss
In Middlebury, July 2d, Mr. William Moss, in the 87th years of his age.  (Thursday, July 12, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank H. Cole
In Middlebury, June 21, of scarlet fever, Frank H., son of Clark and Delia Cole, aged 7 years, 6 months, and 21 days.  (Thursday, July 12, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Joseph
In Brookfield on Saturday, 28th ult., Mr. John Joseph, aged 75 years.  (Wednesday, August 2, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Putnam
In Anamosa, Sept. 1st, 1860, of typhoid fever, Mr. George Putnam, formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., aged 27 years.  (Wednesday, September 26, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Susanah Sheffer
In Liberty township, Tioga Co., Pa., on Wednesday morning the 19th of Sept. 1860, Susanah Sheffer, widow of the late John Sheffer, Esq., aged 78 years and 9 months.  She was the daughter of William and Anna Rennels.  (Wednesday, September 26, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Sofield
In this village on Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, 1860, after a long illness, Mr. John Sofield, aged 59 years.  (Wednesday, December 19, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ruby Goddard
In Keeneyville, Tioga Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1860, Mrs. Ruby Goddard, aged 36 years.  Mrs. G. had been a patient sufferer for many months but her hope and faith did not forsake her.  In her death the community have lost a good neighbor the church a faithful and consistent member, the husband a kind companion and the children an affectionate mother.  May they all be prepared to meet her in a better Land.  (Wednesday, December 19, 1860, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1861 Agitator
1861 Agitator Obits

Mrs. Mary Ann Simmons
In Brookfield, Tioga Co., Pa., Jan. 5, 1861, Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of William Simmons, Esq., aged 65 years.  (Wednesday, February 6, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Simmons
In Brookfield, Tioga Co., Pa., Jan. 5, 1861, Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of William Simmons, Esq., aged 65 years.  (Wednesday, February 6, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lucy May Niles
In Middlebury, Sunday morning, Jan. 27th, Lucy May, daughter of Erasius and Lucy B. Niles, aged about six months.  (Wednesday, February 13, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Cisily Ward
In Charleston, Feb. 20th, 1861, Mrs. Cisily, wife of John Ward, and daughter of A. Ritter, aged 28 years.  (Wednesday, February 27, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Amy Starkwether
On the 10th inst., Mrs. Amy Starkwether, at her daughter’s, in Charleston, in the 76th year of her age.  Mrs. S. was one of the earliest residents in this region.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Adams
On the 7th inst., at his residence in Charleston, Mr. William Adams, in the 89th year of his age.--Mr. A. was a native of Ireland.  Twenty-two years ago he came to this county and bought a farm in the wilderness.  By hard work of himself, wife and children, and the most rigid economy, he has succeeded in clearing and paying for a large farm, and dying, leaves his children in considerable circumstances.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Anderson
On the 14th inst., at Morris Run, in Bloss, Tioga county, Pa., Mrs. Mary Anderson, wife of John Young, formerly of Ruglen, Scotland, in the 69th year of her age.  She became a member of the Presbyterian Relief or free Church of Scotland in her 18th year.  In 1827, with her family, she came to America, and has since resided after a brief sojourn in New York, in Rhode Island, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  When the ground was first broke at Morris Run by the Miner, she moved into the place, her husband becoming the superintendent of the mines.  True to her national faith and zeal, she became a pioneer to the church in the wilderness, and clinging to it in life, was not, we believe, sundered from its triumphant branch in death.  She was the mother of eight children, of whom five survive to mourn the bereaved husband.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Kilburn
At Lawrenceville, Pa., on Friday evening, --- inst., Sarah Kilburn, widow of Hon. Ira Kilburn and mother of Mrs. Julia C. Knox and --- L. Kilburn, U. S. A.  (Wednesday, May 29, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy Weaver
On the 9th ultimo, near Davenport, Iowa, Nancy, wife of Joseph Weaver, late of Knoxville, aged 55 years.  (Wednesday, June 5, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fred Whittaker
On the 9th ultimo, near Davenport, Iowa, Fred, infant son of Wm. A. and Adalaide Whittaker, late of Knoxville, Pa., aged 4 years.  (Wednesday, June 5, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Harrower
In Farmington, June 4th, John Harrower Jr., aged 17 years.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Spencer Garrison
At Daggetts Mills, May 31, 1861, Spencer, son of Harriet and A. G. Garrison, aged nine years and eight months.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Adaline L. Boyden
In Coral, IL, on the 17th of June, Adaline L. Boyden, third daughter of Mrs. Cynthia Boyden, aged 18 years, 1 month and 26 days, formerly of Delmar, Tioga County, Pa.  (Wednesday, July 3, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Julia Wetmore
In Charleston, May 1st, 1861, Julia Wetmore, wife of Edwin Wetmore, aged 41 years, leaving a husband and four small children to mourn her loss.  (Wednesday, July 3, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Henrietta Hill
In Deerfield, on the 16th inst., Mrs. Henrietta Hill, in the 7? year of her age.  The deceased has been a resident of this county for nearly 60 years.  Her husband was Elisha Hill.  (Wednesday, July 17, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lydia Z. Hall
In Farmington, July 29th, 1861, Lydia Z. Hall, aged 6(?) months and 1(?) days.  (Wednesday, September 4, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Andrew J. Spencer

At St. Louis, MO, on the 16th ult., Andrew J. Spencer, a member of the 3d Regiment IL, Cavalry, and son of Charles O. Spencer, Esq., of Union, Tioga Co, Pa., aged 23(?) years.  (Wednesday, December 18, 1861, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

1862 Agitator

Lovina Inscho
At Mitchell Creek, Tioga Co., Pa., November 19th, 1861, Lovina Inscho, wife of John Inscho, Esq., aged 66 years.  The deceased was the only surviving daughter of Richard Mitchell, one of the early settlers of this village, who nearly 60 years ago came into the County and undertook the hardships of pioneer life.  She had but one sister, who died while quite young.  She had four brothers, three of which are yet living.  Her father and mother were long since gone to the “Spirit world.”  She was a woman of strong mind, excellent judgment, and very attainments for the times in which she lived.  With a retentive and ten some memory, she was well supplied with interesting incidents in the early history of this County, to many of which I have often listened with much satisfaction while she was relating them with great accuracy and minuteness of detail.  She was a lifelong, faithful member of the Baptist Church, and is undoubtedly receiving the rewards of Christian fortitude and sacrifices.  (Wednesday, January 8, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Juliet C. Dockstader
In East Charleston, Tioga Co, Pa., on the 24th ult., of Consumption, Juliet C., wife of Henry P. Dockstader, and 34 years, 4 months and 15 days.  The deceased was a worthy member of the Baptist Church; her death was a triumphant indication of the blessing of the Christian Religion.  The funeral was attended on the 30th by a large audience.  Sermon by Rev. L. Stone, founded in 1 Cor 15, 16.  The last enemey that shall be destroyed is death.  Rev. J. Ingerick.  (Wednesday, January 22, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frederick H. Shakespear
In this borough, Feb. 3d, 1862, of Congestion of the Lungs, Frederick H., son of Mr. John B. Shakespear, aged 16(?) years.  (Wednesday, February 5, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert P. Jennings
In Washington, DC, on the 28th ult., Robert P., eldest son of John Jennings, of Charleston, aged 22 years.  (Wednesday, February 5, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

O. H. Andrews
In the army, (or rather at his Brother’s in the city of Washington, where he was taken a few hours before he expired), Nov. 19th, of Typhoid Fever, O. H. Andrews, of Middlebury, aged 28 years, 6 months, and 22 days.  He was an amiable young man, beloved by all who knew him.  In his death his parents and other friends have sustained an irreparable loss, the town one of its best young men, and the country a patriotic soldier.  His funeral was attended at Keeneyville, by a large and attentive congregation. (Wednesday, February 5, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Andrew J. Newman
At Camp Instruction, Va., on the 14th ult., Andrew J. Newman, of Capt. Dewey’s Company, Col. Berdan’s 2d Regt., U. S. Sharp Shooters, aged 21 years and 3 months.  By letters received by his widowed wife, from his Physician, Chaplain, and Captain, she has the assurance that he was a highly esteemed soldier, and that he died a Christian, and in the hope of a glorious immortality in Heaven.  May a gracious Providence guide her and the bright orphan boy to the same blessed destiny.  (Wednesday, February 5, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lydian Ann Kilbourne
In Pike Township, Potter County, Pa., on the 17th inst., Lydia Ann, daughter of Maj. John M. Kilbourne, of the 45th Regt., P. R. C., aged 22.  (Wednesday, February 26, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma M. Collins
In Charleston, on the 10th inst., of typhoid fever, Miss Emma M. Collins, daughter of George and Elanor D. Collins, aged 18 years, 4 months, and 2 days.  (Wednesday, April 16, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Griffin
In Charleston, on the 5th inst., of dropsy at the house of her son, Mr. Henry Griffin, Mrs. Mary Griffin, aged 72 years.  (Wednesday, April 16, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Deborah Coolidge
In Charleston, on the 24th inst., Mrs. Deborah Coolidge, wife of Kilbourne Coolidge, aged 44 years(?).  (Wednesday, April 30, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lois Fenton
In Charleston, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Lois Fenton, aged 79 years, 4 months and 11 days.  (Wednesday, June 25, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Patrick Reddington
In Wellsboro, on the 10th inst., Patrick Reddington, aged 42 years.  (Wednesday, July 2, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. S. Mitchell
At Mitchell Creek, Tioga, Pa., Wm. S. Mitchell, eldest son of William and Jane Mitchell, aged 18 years.  The deceased was unfortunately run over by the cars at ? on the evening of the 4th inst.  (Wednesday, July 2, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sally Peak
In Charleston, Pa., Aug. 2, 1862, Sally, wife of Elijah(?) Peak, in the 71st year of her age.  (Wednesday, August 6, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bennett Strait
In Columbia, Bradford Co., Pa., on Sunday morning, July 27th, 1862, Bennett Strait, son of William and Mary A. Strait, in the 24th year of his age.  (Wednesday, August 6, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lyman Walbridge
In Delmar, August 17th, 1862, Mr. Lyman Walbridge, aged 76 years, 6 months and 13 days.  (Wednesday, August 20, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. P. Ludington [SRGP 09058]
In Sullivan, on the 29th ult., at the residence of his father, Wm. P. Ludington, in the 23d year of his age.  (Wednesday, August 20, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susannah Austin [Susannah CUDWORTH SRGP 02208]
In Sullivan, August 24, 1862, Mrs. Susannah Austin, aged 83 years, and 4 months.  The deceased whose maiden name was Cudworth, came with her husband, Noah Rumsey into the township of Sullivan about the year 1800(?).  The family were formerly from Vermont, whence they emigrated to Northern New York, and thence in this County.  She had 14 children by her first husband, nine of whom are still living, eight in Sullivan and one in the far west.  She had 53 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  A few years ago she was married to Luther Austin whom she survived.  She was a woman of great purity of life, and was a consistent member of the Baptist Church for over 40 years.  (Wednesday, August 27, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Amos Bixby
At Mansfield, August 3, 1862, Mr. Amos Bixby, aged 69 years.  His death was occasioned by an injury of the spine.  Paralysis beginning at the extremities gradually extended during many months of illness, to the vital organs.  He finally died peacefully as one going to sleep.  He was a man of intelligence of unwavering integrity and high minded in all his conceptions of business life, and in his views of society.  The Community has lost one of its most esteemed citizens, the wife, one of the kindest of husbands and the children a generous father and wise counselor.  (Wednesday, August 27, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Beecher
In Wellsboro, on the 17th inst., of heart disease, George Beecher, son of Josiah and Julia A. Emery, aged 10 years, 6 months, and 17 days.  (Wednesday, September 24, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harriet C. Hart
In Charleston, Oct. 26th, 1862, Harriet C., wife of Lyman Hart, aged 25(?) years and 10 months.  (Wednesday, November 26, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Saxton
At Mitchell’s Creek, Nov. 13th, 1862, John Saxton, aged 16(?) years, 5 months and 21(?) days.  He was a soldier of Company (?) Company ? 107th NY Vol., a resident of Middlebury, Tioga Co, Pa.  He enlisted to serve his country a few months ago--was taken in camp but got better so that he started home--came as far as his sisters where he was taken worse and died after an illness of four weeks.  Not all the kindness of friends and neighbors could save him, and he has gone young as he was, another sacrifice on the altar of his country.  (Wednesday, November 26, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John VanDusen
In Farmington, Nov. 27th ult., Mr. John VanDusen, aged 45 years.  Mr. VanDusen was the eldest son of a large family who settled in this town when it was almost a dense forest.  The vigor of his life was spent before its majority in the toils and privations incident to a pioneer life.  (Wednesday, December 3, 1862, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


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James Moore
In the Military Hospital, in Richmond, Va., of gunshot wounds received at the battle of Fredericksburg, James Moore, of Wellsboro, a member of Co. H., 5th Regt Pa Reserves.  (Wednesday, January 28, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eliza Marvin
In Covington, Oct. 28, 1862, third wife of Trily Marvin, aged 54 years.  Sister M. professed faith in the Saviour at the tender age of 12 years, united with the Baptist communion in Charleston, Pa., where she lived an exemplary member for 25(?) years, after which she united with the Christian Church in Covington, where she lived devoted to her high profession up to the period of her death.  (Wednesday, January 28, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Nelson
In Wellsboro, on the 15th ult., George Nelson, youngest son of Andrew and Jane Crowl, aged about 4 years.  (Wednesday, February 18, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nellie Eliza Crane
In Wellsboro, on the 11th inst., of diptheria, Nellie Eliza, daughter of O. V. and Jane Crane, aged 4(?) years, 8 months, and 5 days.  (Wednesday, February 18, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harriet Eliza Wingate
In Delmar, on the 24th ult., Harriet Eliza, daughter of Moses and Christiana Wingate, aged 3 years, and 6 months.  (Wednesday, March 4, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Klock
In Charleston, on the 26th ult., Mary, wife of Edwin Klock, aged 26 years, and 6 months.  (Wednesday, March 4, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Luther Burlingame
In Whitesboro, Oneida county, NY, on the 14th ult., of diphtheria, Frank Luther, only son of Luther R. and Emeline S. Burlingame, aged 1 year, 9 months, and 20 days.  (Wedneday, March 4, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Sligh
In Westfield, on the 23d ult., of diphtheria, James, only son of Harvey and Susan Sligh, aged 13 years, 6 months and 7 days.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willym Everett
In Delmar, on the 18th inst., of diphtheria, Willym Everett, youngest child of Daniel and Cynthia Kimball, aged 13 years, 5 months, and 10 days.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William A. Lowell
In Tioga, on the 3d inst., William A. Lowell, (into a member of Co. A, 23d Regt. N. Y. Vol.), aged 24 years.  The disease, consumption, of which he died, was contracted while in the service of his country.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lettie Zemphrona Mitchell
In Charleston, on the 6th inst., Lettie Zemhrona, only daughter of Thomas E. and Zelina Z. Mitchell, aged 2 years, 4 months, and 14 days.  We miss the dear little Lettie for thou wert the light and joy of our house.  With thy absence a shadow of gloom is cast over our hearts, yet me mourn not as those without hope, for Jesus hath said, “suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Wednesday, March 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William H. Hulslander [SRGP 04102]
In Sullivan, at his father’s residence, on the 14th inst., William H. Hulslander, (late private in Co. C, 50th Regt. N. Y. S. Vol.), aged 25 years, and 17 days.  William feeling that it was his duty to lend a helping hand to his country in its strife with traitors, volunteered in September, 1861.  While on the Peninsula before Richmond disease came upon him, after causing months of suffering has laid him low.  Only four days before his death he was brought home as he said “to die.”  On his way home he said to his father who was with him, “save me till I get home for if I can only get there and see the loved ones I left behind I shall be content.”  Fortunately his wish was granted, and he breathed his last surrounded by those he loved so well.  A young man of sterling worth, with high moral perceptions, he was beloved by all who knew him.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma Watrous
In Wellsboro, at the residence of Mr. Sturrock, on Tuesday evening, March 17th, 1863, Miss Emma Watrous, in the 24th year of her age.  Emma possessed a character of unusual amiability and gentleness.  Her lovely qualities greatly endeared her not only to the family of which she was a prized member, but to a large circle of friends, by whom she will long be missed and in whose affections and memories she will continue to live in fragrance and glowing beauty.  Death had to terrors for her.  She had placed her trust in the Savior and rejoiced in the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Christ, and was to the last, firm in faith that he would never leave or forsake her.  She had no desire to recover, but felt “to die was gains”.  She urged upon those around her the importance of preparing for death, and expressed a desire to meet them all in heaven.  She often said “God will come and take home his child.”  “I shall rest in heaven.”  Dying to faith so strong and with such childish trust in God.  Oh who would wish her back in this world of pain and sorrow.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas J. Berry
In Tioga, on the 6th ult., Thomas J. Berry, aged 57 years.  (Wednesday, April 1, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Josephine, Catharine Emily and Anna Matilda Baker
In Tioga, on the 8th ult., Josephine Baker, in the 8th(?) year of her age.  On the 16th, Catharine Emily Baker, aged 12 years.  On the 23d, Anna Matilda Baker, aged 14 years; daughters of Ira and Mary Baker.  (Wednesday, April 1, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. B. Monro [Jane Lay SRGP 07004]
In Sullivan, on the 18th ultimo, Mrs. B. Monro, aged 43 years, 5 mos. and 23 days.  The subject of the above was a member of the Episcopal Church.  She embraced Christianity when young, and her life since has ever been in accordance with her profession.  Up to the time of her illness she was an active member of society, always endeavoring by example to win others to the Saviour she loved; and even during her last sickness scarcely one visited her but profited by her words of counsel and encouragement.  She died in full assurance of faith.  (Wednesday, April 1, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin Hughes
At Bell’s Landing, Va., on the 6th ult., of inflammation of the lungs, Benjamin Hughes, in the 24th year of his age.  He was a member of company G, 149th Regiment, Pa. Vols.  His body was embalmed and sent by Express to Blossburg, where it arrived on the 13th, and was received by his sorrowing parents.  He was buried on the 15th with military honors.  Services by Rev. Mr. Hammond, of Covington.  The great number present (being upward of 750) of the people of Liberty, Bloss, Morris Run and Fall Brook, testified eloquently of their attachment to him in life.  It was agreeable (even in the sound of deep mourning) to hear so many of his acquaintances saying, “He had no enemy on earth.”  (Wednesday, April 1, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lura Rockwood
In Wellsboro, on the 28th ultimo, of scarlet fever, Lura Rockwood, only daughter of L. A. and F. M. Sears, aged 1 or 4(?) year and 21 days.  (Wednesday, April 1, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James L. Alford
In Tioga, on the 25th ult., of diphtheria and typhoid fever, James L., son of Steven C. and Ruth Alford, aged 7 years and 6 months.  (Wednesday, April 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. A. Whitaker
On the 18th ult., on board of the steamer, City of Memphis, on her passage from Vicksburg to St. Louis, of diarrhea, Wm. A. Whitaker, in the 28th year of his age.  He was a son of Hon. J. C. Whitaker of Elkland Boro.  At the time of his decease, he belonged to Company C, 31st Reg’t, Iowa Vol’s.  He leaves a young wife and two infant children to mourn their untimely bereavement.  (Wednesday, April 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jessie M. Faulkner
At Mitchells Creek, Tioga Co., Pa., March 9th, of diphtheria, Jessie M., only child of John E. and Maletta A. Faulkner, aged 1 year and 10 months.  (Wednesday, April 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stella Josephine Mitchell
At the same place, March 20th, of diphtheria, Stella Josephine, youngest child of Wm. K. and Jane E. Mitchell, age 2 years and 3 months.  (Wednesday, April 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Philemon and Sulden Wingate
In Charleston, on the 13th inst., of diphtheria, Philemon, aged 12 years; on the 14th, Sulden, aged 2 years--sons of Francis and Margaret Wingate.  (Wednesday, April 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Inscho
Near Lawrenceville, April 3, Henry Inscho, of camp fever, aged 23 years.  He was a member of the 107th N. Y. V. and filled the position of Commissary Sergeant.  He was a young man of exalted piety and beloved by all who knew him.  (Wednesday, April 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary E. Bennet
In Niles Valley, on the 20th instant, Mary E., daughter of Luther C. and Anna S. Bennet, aged 2 years.  (Wednesday, April 29, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Rees
In Charleston, on the 17th inst., of typhoid fever, Mary Rees, in the 23d year of her age.  She was a faithful member of the Welsh Congregational Church, and as she lived she died.  (Wednesday, April 29, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frankie Dartt
In Charleston, on the 3d inst., Frankie, son of Chauncey and Harriet Dartt, aged 1 year and 9 months.  (Wednesday, April 29, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Betsey A. Hastings
In Wellsboro, on the 24th ultimo, Betsey A. Hastings, aged 23 years, 6 months, and 25 days.  (Wednesday, May 6, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Anna English
In Delmar, on the 2d instant, Anna English, daughter of George and Ellen English, aged 12 years.  (Wednesday, May 6, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

May L. Potter
In Cherry Flats, on the 29th ult., after a protracted illness, May L., daughter of J. B. and Amy E. Potter, aged 1 year, and 8 months.  (Wednesday, May 6, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jennie S. Bell
In Wellsboro, on the 7th inst., Mrs. Jennie S. Bell, wife of Rev. John D. Bell, in the 26th year of her age.  Mrs. Bell was born in Franklin county, Massachusetts.  She was the only daughter of Jeremiah and Sophronia Manning, both of whom are deceased.  She leaves two brothers, one of whom resides at Boston, and the other at Shelburne Falls, Mass.  She was converted in early life at Shelburne Falls, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In Jan. 1862, she was united in marriage to the Rev. J. D. Bell, who was at the that time Pastor of the church in that place.  They removed to Hammondsport, NY, in the latter part of Jan. 1862, where Mr. Bell exercised the pastorate of the M. E. Church until the session of the E. Gen. Conference, in the following Sept., when they were appointed to Wellsboro.  Mrs. Bell though so recently a stranger in the place had endeared herself to a large circle of admiring and loving friends.  She was possessed of rare qualities of mind and heart, and her loss will be deeply felt by her devoted neighbors, and by the Church of which her husband was pastor.  But chiefly upon him who was the companion of her life and who was devotedly attached to her it will fall with crushing weight.  Five days previous to her death she gave birth to a sweet infant who will never know, though he will greatly need a mother’s nurture and care.  Her funeral took place at the M. E. Church, on Tuesday, the 9th inst., and was attended by a large concourse of citizens of the village and the surrounding country.  The sermon was preached by Rev. O. L. Gibson, of Troy, Rev. Mr. Jenks of the Episcopal Church, and Rev. Mr. Howe of the M. E. Church in Charleston, taking part in the services.  (Tuesday, June 17, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Henry Goodrich
Near Tioga village, on the 8th inst., of hemorrhage of the bowels, induced probably by a hurt sustained some two days previous, William Henry Goodrich, son of John M. and Harriet Goodrich, aged 8 years, 11 months, and 25 days.  (Wednesday, June 17, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Victor Leroy Kelts
At Camp Parol Hospital, Annapolis, Md., of inflammation of the lungs, Victor Leroy Kelts, of Co. B, 16th Pa. Cavalry, of Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pa., aged 29 years, 11 months, and 21 days.  (Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harriet Atherton
In Charleston, July 8th, 1863, Harriet Atherton, daughter of Aruna Atherton, in the 24th year of her age.  (Wednesday, July 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Olive S. F. Drum
At her mother’s, in Richmond, May 29, 1863, Mrs. Olive S. F. Drum, only surviving daughter of Edward and Abigail D. Faulkner.  The subject of this notice was delicate from infancy.  Her father, just before his death, said to her mother-- “Be careful of Olive, for she will soon follow me.”  This caution was strictly heeded.  She became the subject of converting grace at 10 years of age.  Her experience was deep and satisfying, and expressed with clearness of thought and readiness of utterance not common to children of that age.  She subsequently in a degree lost the enjoyment of religion until her last illness, when she sought earnestly and perseveringly her acceptance with God, and attained an evidence of peace with him through our Lord Jesus Christ.  She was married to Mr. J. R. Drum, of Williamsport, Pa., in April, 1861, by her grandfather, Rev. Lyman Beach, of the Oneida Conference.  She was the mother of a little son--Frankie R., born April 1, 1861, and who died the 10th of August following.  From that time earthly attractions were lightly esteemed, and she felt that she truly had a treasure in heaven.  Her disease was consumption, and when it became evident that she could survive but a short time, she manifested deep anxiety for her three brothers, now in the Government service, most affectionately exhorting them by letter to meet her in heaven.  It was my privilege to visit her often during her illness, and at her request to give instruction from the word of God and personal experience, concluding with prayer, in which she always gave earnest response.  At one of these visits she feared she had not sufficient grace to carry her through the valley of the shadow of death.  She was instructed to look to the Saviour for sustaining grace, and when it was needed she would have dying grace; she said to her friends as she was passing away:  “I have dying grace now!”  She was baptized a few weeks previous to her death, at her own request, by the Rev. W. Cochrane of Mansfield, who visited her frequently during her decline; she was not only perfectly resigned but triumphantly singing, shouting, and praising God to the last.  She said to her friends-- “I am going home, to heaven.”  She was beloved by a large circle of friends to whom she had endeared herself by many, a tender tie.  May the Father of Mercies comfort her heart-stricken companion, protect and bless those brothers, and regard mercifully a large circle of relatives and friends.  Rev. W. Beach.  (Wednesday, July 15, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Solomon Westbrook
In Middlebury, on the 1st inst., Solomon Westbrook, aged 67 years.  (Wednesday, August 12, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dwight Alford
In Sabula, Iowa, on the 25th ult., after extreme suffering of congestion of the lungs, Dwight Alford, son of Jerry and Lydia A. Wood, aged 1 year, 4 months, and 18 days.  (Wednesday, August 12, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Bacon
In Keeneyville, on the 10th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Susan Bacon, aged 41 years.  (Wednesday, August 19, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Anna L. Stone
In Jackson, on the 6th inst., of diphtheria, Anna L., adopted daughter of Rev. Levi and Julina Stone, aged 8 years.  (Wednesday, August 19, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Belle McIntyre
In Jackson, on the 8th inst., Belle, only daughter of W. S. and Lorena C. McIntyre, aged 5 years, 2 months and 29 days.  (Wednesday, August 19, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Dortt
Of paralysis, on the 11th inst., at the house of his son Julius, near Stony Fork Settlement, Mr. John Dortt, aged 71 years, and about five months.  He was one of the oldest settlers in the above mentioned part of the county.  (Wednesday, August 26, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eliza Kress
In Wellsboro, on the 12th inst., Mrs. Eliza Kress, aged 45 years.  Her death was sudden and unexpected, and the bereavement falls heavily upon her surviving children.  They have the sympathy of the entire community.  (Wednesday, October 14, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha Lyon
In Niles Valley, on the 6th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Martha Lyon, wife of Joseph E. Lyon, aged 53 years, 10 months, and 7 days.  She was married, May 26, 1834.  She joined the Baptist Church, in the town of Middlebury, Pa., a few weeks previous to her marriage, and continued a faithful christian, till her death, which was very peaceful.  J. D. B.  (Wednesday, October 14, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Helen Irene Keeney
In Keeneyville, Oct. 9th, Helen Irene, youngest daughter of G. D. and Jane A. Keeney, aged 11 months and 22 days.  (Wednesday, October 14, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alice Butler
In Delmar, on the 9th inst., Alice Butler, daughter of H. Butler, aged 21 years.  (Wednesday, November 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. H. Osborn
At Stony Fork, on the 20th inst., Mr. H. Osborn, wife of Dan. Osborn, aged 52 years.  (Wednesday, November 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah M. Dartt
In Charleston, on the 9th inst., of typhoid fever, Sarah M., youngest daughter of Justus Marshall and Clarissa Dartt, aged 12 years and 11 months.  She has gone to her rest; the dutiful daughter, the gentle, affectionate sister, and ever obliging young friend; but young as she was, she trusted in Him who is able to save, and our irreparable loss is her eternal gain.  (Wednesday, November 25, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martha S. Wetmore
In Elk, on the 2d inst., of typhoid fever, Martha S., daughter of Loren and Julia Wetmore, aged 6 years, 8 months, and 1 day.  (Wednesday, December 23, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Coleman Wickham Baldwin
In Tioga, on the 12th ult., 1863, Coleman Wickham Baldwin, son of Hon. T. L. Baldwin, aged 5(?) years, 9 months, and 4 days.  (Wednesday, December 23, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Blanche Mitchell
At Mitchell Creek, on the 12th ult., Blanche Mitchell, only daughter of T. B. S. Mitchell, aged 11 months.  A child of one summer, with the fading flowers, and withering leaves, she died.  (Wednesday, December 23, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Myra Smith
In Wellsboro, on the 11th inst., of Congestion of the lungs, Myra, only daughter of W. H. and Margaret Smith, aged 2 years, 1 month, and 2 days.  (Wednesday, December 23, 1863, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


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