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1866 -  Tioga County Agitator
Polly Green
Near Center Village, Broome County, NY, Polly, wife of John Green, formerly of Middlefield, Otsego County, NY.  (Wednesday, January 10, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Blackwell
In Nelson, December 4th, 1865, Mary, wife of Enoch Blackwell, in the 52d year of her age.  For more than 30 years she lived to adorn her religious profession.  She was an ornament to society, and a blessing to all those who sought and made her acquaintance.  (Wednesday, January 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Leander K. Spencer
At his residence, in Richmond, on Saturday the 26th ultimo, Leander K. Spencer, in the 71st year of his age.  Mr. Spencer was among the oldest and best known citizens of the county, having resided in Richmond for over 60 years.  A public spirited man, giving a generous support to everything which contributes to the welfare and benefit of mankind.  He died full of that christian faith which had been his support for more than half a century.  It has been well for the world that he lived.  (Wednesday, January 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jeptha Hughs
In Tioga, Jan. 12, 1866, Jeptha Hughs, aged 75 years.  The deceased has long been a resident of Tioga tp., and leaves a large circle of relatives to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, January 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Bentley
In Tioga, 4th inst., at the residence of her son E. T. Bentley, Mrs. Jane Bentley, in the 85th year of her age.  Enfeebled in her later life, the memory of her stronger years lives with many friends.  Born in Windham, Vt., Salem, NY, afterwards became her home, where at the age of 12, she professed a change of heart.  Subsequently she removed to Bradford Co., Pa., and thence to Tioga.  Being led, after investigation, to a range of religious views, she was baptized in the waters of the Tioga in the winter of 1821 by Rev. Elisha Tucker, and for about 45 years had been connected with the Baptist Church at that place.  Thus over three score years and ten had been spent in the service of her master.  She had gone-but the savor of her life remaining, our faith besides now resting in the land that is very far off, where she sees the King in his beauty and knows what it is to enter into the joy of her Lord.  (Wednesday, February 14, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna Cudworth [Anna Doud SRGP 5638]
January 16th, 1866, of Cancer, in Sullivan, Tioga Co, Pa., Mrs. Anna Cudworth, in her 67th year.  The deceased embraced the Christian Religion in her youth, and has ever since been an exemplary member of the Baptist Church.  (Wednesday, February 14, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Harris Soper
At his residence, in Rutland, on the 14th inst., of Disease of the Heart, Mr. Harris Soper, aged 55 (or 65) years.  (Wednesday, March 28, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane M. Pittsley
On the 22d ult., Mrs. Jane M. Pittsley, wife of Mr. Charles H. Pittsley, aged 19 years.  (Wednesday, April 11, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John A. Cook
In this borough, on the 28th ultimo, John A., son of H. S. and C. E. Cook, aged one year, five months and two days.  (Wednesday, May 2, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Robbe
At the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. Amos Chapman, in Charleston, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Elizabeth Robbe, aged 83 years.  (Wednesday, May 9, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Floria F. Campbell
In East Tawas, Michigan, on the 14th of February inst., Floria F. Campbell, daughter of Ralph and Nancy Campbell, aged 18 months.  (Wednesday, May 30, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. H. Dibble
At his residence in Delmar, in May last, of consumption, Wm. H. Dibble, aged 32 years.  (Wednesday, June 6, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Vandusen
In Farmington, April 25, of dropsy of the chest, Betsey, wife of Walter Vandusen, aged 70 years.  She was one of the first settlers, and endured the toils and privations incident to the early settlers of the place.  She leaves a bereaved husband and a large family of children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.  She was born Nov. 18, 1796, and baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church in 1826.  She died in the triumph of a living faith.  E. D. R.  (Wednesday, June 13, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clara L. Downing
At the Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, in Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 5th, of typhoid fever, Clara L., eldest daughter of Sarah C. Downing, aged eight years and six months.  (Wednesday, June 27, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Bigelow
At Tioga, on the 3d instant, Mrs. Hannah Bigelow, wife of Hon. Levi Bigelow, aged 76 years.  Few survive so long to bless and comfort those around them.  For 52 years she was the affectionate center of her husband’s household, cheerfully performing the duties of wife and mother.  She leaves the companion of over half a century and a large circle of friends to deplore her loss.  (Wednesday, June 27, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Marvin
In Covington township, July 2, of Dropsy, Mr. John Marvin, aged 82 years.  Mr. Marvin lived an exemplary life as a Free Mason and a Christian.  He became a Free Mason over 51 years ago; he volunteered in the war of 1812, and was a Free Mason then; and he lived and died an honorable member.  He was a member of Bloss lodge, No. 350 of A. Y. M.  He was buried on the 3d instant, when the lodge turned out to pay its last tribute, of respect to his remains, and buried him with prayer and in due Masonic form.  (Wednesday, July 11, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Solan B. Spaulding
In Chatham, on the 8th instant, Solan B., youngest son of John Spaulding, aged 7 years and 11 months.  ( Wednesday, July 18, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fannie E. Bailey
In Williamsport, on the 31st ult., Fannie E., eldest daughter of W. D. Bailey, formerly of this place, aged 21 years.  (Wednesday, August 8, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Olive Dyer
At Covington, Sept. 9th, Mrs. Olive Dyer, wife of Hon. E. Dyer, is the 59th year of her age.  (Wednesday, September 19, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Lowell
At Elmira, NY, on the 18th ultimo, Mrs. Laura S. Lowell, wife of O. B. Lowell, Esq., of Tioga, and daughter of Jacob Schiefelin(?), Esq.  (Wednesday, October 10, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Andrew Ritter
In Washington, DC, October 15, Mr. Andrew Ritter, formerly of Wellsboro, aged 58 years.  (Wednesday, October 31, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sylvester Treat
In Chatham, Oct. 5, Mr. Sylvester Treat.  He was born April 14, 1802, in Middlefield, Otsego county, NY.  Married in Madison co., 1827, and removed to Chatham.  He was a man of very good morals, a peaceable, quiet citizen, raised a family of seven children, and accumulated a good farm property.  Disease, dropsical consumption.  His end was peace.  He leaves a lone and respected widow and five children and many warm friends to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, October 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Deane
In Delmar, October 10, 1866, Mr. Daniel Deane, aged 96 years and 6 days.  Mr. Deane was one of the oldest residents of the county.  He voted for every President of the United States from Washington down to Andrew Johnson.  (Wednesday, December 12, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Parks
In Watkins, NY, Oct. 20th, Mrs. Mary Parks.  (Wednesday, December 12, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1867 -  Tioga County Agitator
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Le Roy Wetherbee
In Delmar, Dec. 12, 1866, Le Roy Wetherbee, aged about 19 years.  (Wednesday, January 9, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah E. Ranson
In Williamsport, on the 18th ult., of diptheria, Sarah E., daughter of G. S. Ranson, in the 12th year of her age.  (Wednesday, January 9, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. V. C. Phelps
In Osceola, Jan. 13, 1867, Mr. V. C. Phelps, aged 31 years.  (Wednesday, January 30, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eleanor Ditchburn
In Union, Jan. 17, Mrs. Eleanor, wife of Wm. Ditchburn, aged 61 years.  Mrs. D. was born in Blythe, England, and came to this country with her husband in 1845.  Her death is a deep affliction to her family.  (Wednesday, January 30, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary A. Sample
In Delmar, on the 25th ult., Mrs. Mary A. Sample, wife of Asa Sample, aged 23 years.  (Wednesday, February 20, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Loren A. Ensworth
Loren A. Ensworth, died at his residence in Williamsport, on the 4th inst.  He was born in Connecticut, April 9, 1815, and was, consequently 51 years, 9 months, 25 days old at the time of his death.  His talents and business industry made him very successful and, we learn that his property will probably, now amount to a quarter of a million of dollars.  His large estate was disposed of by will, and H. E. Taylor, H. C. Parsons and Mrs. Ensworth are the Executors.--Troy Gazette.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Downing
The “last survivor of the Revolution,” who has died regularly every month since we were a small boy, expired Feb. 18th, at Edinburg, Saratoga Co, NY, at the good old age of 105 years, 2 months and 21 days.  Congress with its usual haste prepared to pass a bill giving him a pension after his death.  His name was Samuel Downing.--Troy Gazette.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catharine Sloat
In Charleston, on the 7th inst., Mrs. Catharine Sloat, in the 65th year of her age.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. A. Briggs
In Middlebury, Feb. 1st, 1867, Mr. J. A. Briggs, aged 23 years, and 6 months.  (Wednesday, March 20, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry P. Dockstader
In Charleston, on the 12th ult., of consumption, Mr. Henry P. Dockstader, aged 41 years.  Mr. Dockstader was an esteemed citizen and a worthy member of the Baptist Church.  He died with humble, steadfast trust in his Redeemer.  (Wednesday, April 3, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fanny Culver
In Charleston, on the 26th ult., Mrs. Fanny Culver, aged about 92 years.  Mrs. Culver was the oldest settler this side of the Tioga River.  She came into Charleston in 1804, and for three years had to go 10 miles to visit her nearest neighbor.  At that time there were no roads hereabout and Wellsboro town was a swamp.  (Wednesday, April 3, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ellsworth Grant Herrit
In Steward on April 9, 1867, Ellsworth Grant, only child of Jackson and Caroline Herrit, 1 year, 8 months, and 18(?) days.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Peter Hinds
Sudden death.--Mr. Peter Hinds, of Wayne township dropped dead very suddenly on Monday evening.  He was standing out of doors, in his usual health, when his daughter told him supper was ready.  She then proceeded to attend to her duties for a few minutes when, wondering why he did not come in, she went to call him again and found him lying dead.  He was about 60 years of age, a man of superior intelligence, smart and active for his age.  His funeral took place on Wednesday.--Vidette.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Three children of Michael Krapes
Three children Burned!--Dr. J. K. Holloway of Nittany Hall, who was an eye witness soon after the occurrence, sends us the following:  A most shocking affair took place on the 30th ult. in Clinton county.  Three children of Michael Krapes, respectively six, four, and two years of age, burned to death in a small pig stable which was partly filled with hay on the day of the accident.  The oldest child was in the habit of smoking, and before entering the stable with the other two children, he procured matches, and either directly with the matches or through the fire of his cigar set the hay on fire and all were burned into complete crisps before help reached them.  The mother heard the screams of the terrified children, but concluded they were actively engaged at play.  An older sister was the first to discover the situation of the children and at once gave alarm.  She hastened to remove all board from the burning stable when, to her horror, the three children rolled out in crisps.  The remains were buried on the 31st inst., in the presence of a large concourse of people.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary S. Catlin
In Vinton, Iowa, April 3, 1867, Mrs. Mary S., wife of Lewis L. Catlin, aged 31 years.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha G. Rees
In Charleston, Feb. 7, 1867, Mrs. Martha G. Rees, aged 54 years, and 5 months.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harvey D. Wilcox
In East Charleston, Feb. 9, 1867, Harvey D., son of David and Mary J. Wilcox, in the 12th year of his age.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jerome Smith
In Wellsboro, April 12, 1867, of consumption, Mr. Jerome Smith, aged 36 years.  (Wednesday, April 24, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dora L. Bacon
In Middlebury, at the residence of Cephas Bailey, on the 4th inst., of consumption, Dora L., youngest daughter of David C. and Susan Bacon, aged 14 years, 9 months, and 10 days.  (Wednesday, May 22, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry H. Webb
In Wellsboro, April 27th, 1867, Harry H., only son of R. B. and Kate R. Webb, aged 9 months.  (Wednesday, May 22, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Luther Henry Brewster
In Richmond, April 29, 1867, of consumption, Luther Henry Brewster, Jr., aged 28 years and 5 months.  He was an affectionate and faithful husband, a kind and dutiful son, a worthy and respected citizen.  Thus in the meridian of life has died, one loved and lamented by all who knew him.  We hope and trust our loss is his gain.  (Wednesday, May 22, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Milton Butler
In Chatham, May 19, 1867, or inflammation of the bowels, Milton, son of Rev. S. Butler, aged 28 years.  (Wednesday, May 22, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Graves
In Middlebury, April 6, 1867, Mrs. ---- Graves, aged 78 years.  She lived the life of the righteous and has gone to reap their reward.  (Wednesday, May 22, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Riebsam
Fatal accident.--An accident occurred on Tuesday morning the 28th ult., by which Henry Riebsam, son of Wm. Riebsam, aged about 18 years, was instantly killed.  He was engaged with others in cutting and felling timber, for Wm. R. Storrs, when a tree broke across the stump, in a contrary direction from what was intended, and struck the young man on the shoulders, dislocating his neck and breaking his back.  He was not known to breathe after the tree struck him.  What was singular the skin was unbroken and scarcely showed any bruise.--Muncy Luminary.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Wright
Sad accident.--An accident resulting from the careless use of fire-arms, occurred in Ulster, on Friday last.  Four boys were endeavoring to discharge a revolver, which one of their number had loaded for the purpose of killing a woodchuck, when, after several ineffectual attempts to explode it, one of the boys by the name of Thomas Wright, said that they might point the revolver at his head, for it would not go off.  Whereupon one of the lads by the name of Morrison, playfully pointed the weapon at Wright and pulled the trigger, when horrible to relate, the revolver was discharged, the ball passing through Wright’s head, killing him almost instantly.  Morrison was so shocked and frightened of his carelessness, that he fled to the woods, and has not been seen since.--Bradford Reporter.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Simon Dewalt
Committed suicide.--Simon Dewalt, aged about 70 years, for many years a citizen of Muncy township, this county, committed suicide on Friday morning last by hanging himself to an apple tree on his farm.  It is supposed that he left his house to commit the act about 8 o’clock in the morning.  He was missed when the family rose in the morning, and after searching for him was found suspended from a tree in the lower part of the orchard.  Trouble of a domestic nature is assigned as the reason for his self destruction.  An inquest was held by Wm. I. Painter, Esq., of this Borough, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts.--Muncy Luminary.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Bubb
Sudden death.--Mrs. Bubb, wife of John Bubb, at Jersey Hills, died very suddenly on Wednesday morning of last week.  She retired to rest in apparently good health, but during the night complained of a pain in her stomach.--Shortly afterwards she was taken with spasms, and before morning had breathed her last.  Dr. Strauss was sent for, but she was dead almost if not quite before the messenger started.  She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss.--Jersey Shore Vidette.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Deacon Adriel Hibbard
In Richmond, May 28th, 1867, Deacon Adriel Hibbard, aged 83 years.  (Wednesday, .June 12, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nina Bullard
In Wellsboro, May 6th, 1867, of scrofulous consumption, Nina, daughter of Walter and Clara Bullard, aged 11 months.  (Wednesday, June 12, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Flavin C. Butler
In Delmar, June 9th, 1867, Mrs. Flavin C. Butler, wife of Austin H. Butler, aged 25 years, 3 months, and 9 days.  (Wednesday, June 26, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Silvia Sweet
In Richmond, June 18th, 1867, of typhoid fever, Silvia, wife of Virgilious H. Sweet, aged 55(?) years.  (Wednesday, July 3, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin Ogden
In Ackley, Harden Co, Iowa, June 4, ult., Benjamin Ogden, late of Tioga County, aged about 53 years.  (Wednesday, July 3, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Jones
In Delmar, July 4, Mr. John Jones, aged 77 years.  (Wednesday, July 10, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male child Devine
We learned yesterday, the particulars of a sad accident, that happened on Catholic hill, about two weeks ago.--John Devine’s boy, aged two years, was accidentally drowned, by falling into a well.  He was in charge of some older brother and sisters, and his mother therefore supposed him safe, until she was shocked by the news that he had been found dead in the well.  It is supposed the child must have climbed over the curb, as on the previous day it endeavored to do so.  The family were greatly afflicted by the sad death of the child.--Corning Journal.  (Wednesday, July 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Judge James M. Wayne
Death of Judge Wayne.--Judge James M. Wayne, of the Supreme Court of the United States, died at Washington City on Friday last, aged 82 years.  He was appointed to the Bench in 1885 by President Jackson.  (Wednesday, July 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Minerva D. Lovell [SRGP 51528]
In Sullivan, June 6, 1867, Minerva D., daughter of O. R. and Ann Lovell, aged 14 years, ? month, and 22 days.  (Wednesday, July 17, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Butler Burdick
Sad occurrence.--A correspondent informs us that Butler Burdick, while attending an ice cream and strawberry festival in a grove of Uniondale, in Herdick township, on the 4th, was struck by lightning and instantly killed.  The unfortunate young man was standing leaning against a large maple tree when the lightning struck it, and passed down his body and both legs to the ground.  Owen Carpenter, Freeman Carpenter, Newell Burritt, Elias Westgate, T. B. Dimmick, and Mr. Stark were standing near two trees 15 or 20 feet from the maple, and were all knocked down and more or less paralyzed.  Many others felt the shock.  The deceased was carried to the house of Daniel Carpenter, and efforts made to restore him; but he was no doubt struck dead instantly.  His remains were then taken to his sorrowing friends, at home.  It was considered remarkable that no one else was injured.--Montrose Republican.  (Wednesday, July 24, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher
Death of T. F. Meagher.--Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher is reported to have been drowned by falling from the steamer Thompson, on the 1st inst., while en route to discharge his duties as Governor of Montana territory.  He was certainly engaged in preparing for the Indian war.  General Meagher was born in Waterford, Ireland, in August, 1823; received a full education and was admitted to the bar; joined the Young Ireland movement, and was sentenced to death by the ruling party of England; was commuted to penal servitude; escaped and reached New York, and after some legal service was found in the ranks of Bull Run and other Virginia battles.  Acted as Governor for some time.  He was an able, eloquent, and impulsive orator, and joined with Brenan, of the New Orleans Delta, now dead, and other adherents, brought Irish politics very prominently into American use.  (Wednesday, July 24, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William D. Rutherford
In Corning, NY, July 18, 1867, William D. Rutherford, aged 48 years, 2 months, and 25 days.  The deceased has been a resident of Knoxville, Tioga county, for the last eight years, was an esteemed and worthy citizen, and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends.  (Wednesday, July 31, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sophia Melville Adams
At the residence of her son-in-law, S. C. Naglee, Esq., at Greenwood, Pa., July 1st, 1867, Sophia Melville, relict of the late Capt. Lyman Adams, of Tioga, Pa., aged 87 years.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Her religion on life everything pertaining to her, was quiet and with no pretensions.  She was possessed of uncommonly vigorous and natural powers of mind.  Her memory was remarkably tenacious, and being well stored with facts and events of the distant past, she was much resorted to by seekers of information.  She died, confidently relying upon the Lord Jesus Christ for her salvation, and bequeathed to her sorrowing children, and unequivocal testimony to the supreme importance, of the religion of Jesus, and a personal interest in his merits and intercessions.  (Wednesday, July 31, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Chisholm, his wife, and 3 children
A sad story.--The Watertown Reformer gives the details of a sad chapter in the recent disaster on Lake Ontario.  Among the passengers of the steamer Wisconsin, burned near Cape Vincent, was a Mr. Chisholm, from Canada, on his way to Missouri, in company with his wife and six children.  He was a man about 55 years old, had bought a farm in the State to which he was traveling, and was moving with his family and goods.  When the fire, broke out he was sitting on deck, but his wife and children had retired for the night.  He called them up hurriedly and sought to save their lives in a most unfortunate way.  One of the small boats was let down to about a foot of the water, and about 20 passengers leaped into it, and Mr. Chisholm assisted his wife, three daughters and a son to get in.  One of the frightened crowd cut with a knife the rope, which connected the bow of the small boat with the davit, and the loosened end dropped down like a spoon, and at once filled with water.  The passengers were thrown out and nearly all drowned.  This happened not more than a minute and a half before the steamer struck the shore on Grenadier Island, and had all remained on board, as the captain ordered, not a life would have been lost.  Mrs. Chisholm, the three daughters, aged respectively 27 and 15, and the boy of 11 years, were all drowned.  The father and the two elder sons, who stuck to the steamer, were saved.  Mr. Chisholm had $4,000 in greenbacks, his only fortune, which was in his wife’s satchel, and was destroyed by the flames.  Thus he was left in a strange land, a widower, bereft of four children, without money or property, with his great grief resting upon his soul, to commence the world anew.  The bodies of his wife and children were recovered, and have been interred in the graveyard at Cape Vincent, and the sad, heart-broken husband and father, with his two remaining sons, will go on to his homeless home in the West.  Few life dreams have sadder chapters than this!  (Wednesday, August 7, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Effa Augusta Phalin
In Niles Valley, June 12, of whooping cough, Effa Augusta, daughter of Alvin and Trena F. Phalin, aged 1 year.  (Wednesday, August 7, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Irena F. Phalin
Also, June 17th, of consumption, Irena F. Phalin, wife of Alvin Phalin, aged about 29 years.  (Wednesday, August 7, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ida Soper
In Rutland, July 15th, 1867, Ida, youngest daughter of Harris Soper, deceased, aged 12 years.  (Wednesday, August 14, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nathaniel Avery Gillette
In Cherry Flats, July 31, after a short illness, Mr. Nathaniel Avery Gillette, son of Avery Gillette, Esq., aged 17 years.  (Wednesday, August 14, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James C. Richards
In New York City, on the 26th of July, of typhus fever, James C. Richards, only child of Constant Richards, of San Francisco, Cal., aged 22 years.  He was on his way to Mansfield to be married to a young lady of that place.  His remains were sent to his home.  (Wednesday, August 28, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John B. White
Shocking death!--Head cut off by railroad cars.--A most shocking accident occurred on the P. & E. Railroad, near the Oil Refinery, in this city, on Monday night or early Tuesday morning.  The body of a man was discovered at an early hour on Tuesday morning, lying on the track at the above point.  The head was entirely severed from the body and was on the outside of the track.  Nearly the whole face was cut away, only one eye being left in the skull.  How he came to be on the track is a mystery, but he was evidently killed by a passing train.--Whether he had fallen upon the track, or was walking under the bewildering influence of liquor, may never be certainly known.  At the inquest, held by Justice Cramer, it was ascertained that his name was John B. White, a resident of English Centre, in this county.  He was here attending court, and was not a man who would be likely to be murdered for his money, and there is no grounds for the rumors of foul play.--We was about 50 years of age, and leaves a wife and eight children.--Bulletin.  (Wednesday, September 11, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Warner
Body found.--The body of George Warner, of Emporium, who was washed off a raft and drowned at the Queen’s Run dam on the 2nd day of May last, was found in the boom at this place on Friday night last.  The face and one arm were considerably eaten away by the fish, but otherwise the body was in a remarkable state of preservation, sufficiently so for his brother (who came down in answer to a telegram) to recognize it.  A silver watch and $30 or $40 in greenbacks were found in his pockets, which considerably abates the story circulated at the time of his death that he had on his person a gold watch and $400 or $500 in money.  The Coroner was summoned, and a sort of inquest held upon the body, but it amounted to nothing but an unnecessary bill of expense to the country.  The body of the deceased was confined and buried on the following day.--Clinton Republican.  (Wednesday, September 11, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. Ira D. Canfield
Just as we go press we are informed that a telegram has been received of the death by drowning of Dr. Ira D. Canfield, at Renovo, yesterday morning.  The circumstances are not given, though it is supposed to have been a voluntary act and occurred during a fit of insanity, to which the Doctor has long been subject.  The deceased was well known throughout this county as an excellent physician.  He leaves a numerous family who chiefly reside in Lock Haven.--Clinton Rep.  (Wednesday, September 11, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James M. Maynard
In Elk, Aug. 14(?), James M., infant son of J. C. & Phebe N. Maynard, aged 3 months and 19(?) days.  (Wednesday, September 25, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Isaac Metcalf
In Brookfield, April 4th, Mr. Isaac Metcalf, aged 82 years.  Mr. M. was one of the early pioneers of his township, of sound moral worth, and staunch integrity of character, a highly esteemed citizen, possessed habits of active industry until the last few days of his life.  (Wednesday, October 9, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Andrew Crowl
Sudden death.--We are pained to announce the sudden death of Mrs. Andrew Crowl, of this village, which took place on the cars between Canton and Troy, Thursday last.  Mrs. Crowl had been on a visit to Lincoln, Delaware, where her husband is engaged in business, and was on her return to Wellsboro, being recalled by the illness of her little boy.  She was observed to be in a fainting condition by her fellow passengers, and every meals of restoration procurable were employed, but in vain.  The sad news was dispatched to her husband, at Lincoln, and the body was taken to the house of her parents near Troy, whence it was brought to Wellsboro, on Saturday.  The sad news caused a deep gloom over our little village.  The deceased was universally beloved, an amiable, winning woman, a model wife and tender mother.  For many years an invalid, her sufferings only served to develop those Christian graces which more forlorn woman than jewels and gems of price.  She was a devoted member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and her life was a witness to the earnestness of her faith and the vitality of her hope.  The circumstances attending the funeral were painful.  The husband was absent, the son, ignorant of his loss, lay ill of fever, and the only daughter, now truly alone, left to bear the crushing weight of this sudden affliction.  It may be mentioned a striking circumstance, that her sudden death occurred but a few miles from the spot where, 10 years ago, her eldest daughter met with a violent death.  (Wednesday, October 23, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martin S. Clemens
In Charleston, Sept. 28, of Cholera Infantum, Martin S., infant son of Martin and Mary Ann Clemens.  (Wednesday, October 30, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Andrew Crowl
Suddenly, on the N. C. Railway, Oct. 17, Mrs. Sarah Jane Crowl, wife of Mr. Andrew Crowl, of Wellsboro, aged 28(or 38) years.  (Wednesday, October 30, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David H. Smith
In Wellsboro, Oct. 26, Mr. David H. Smith, aged 62(or 82) years.  (Wednesday, October 30, 1867, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


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Dianthe M. Drew
In Madelin(?), Wautonwan(?) Co., Minn., Dec. 15 1867, of consumption Dianthe M., daughter of John and Julia A. Drew.  Aged 32 years, 5 months and 8 days.  The deceased was formerly a resident of Tioga Co., Pa., for many years a teacher of common schools, for about 16 years a member of the Tioga Baptist Church.  She enjoyed the consolations of religion through a long and tedious illness, and expressed herself as perfectly resigned to the will of God, willing to go whenever he saw fit.  (Wednesday, January 15, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Hiram R. Hill
In Janesville, Wis., Jan. 1, 1868, of consumption, Mr. Hiram R. Hill, son of Maj. Wm. Hill, formerly of Tioga Co, Pa., Mr. Hill was born in Wellsboro Aug. 6, 1823.  (Wednesday, January 22, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ephraim Satterly
In Delmar, Jan. 16, Mr. Ephraim Satterly, aged 82 years, and 3 or (8)months.  Mr. Satterly was one of the oldest inhabitants of the county.  He was the father of 16 children, grandfather to 53 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.  He removed from Chemung Co, NY.  (Wednesday, January 22, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harvey Andrews
On Sunday, Jan. 5, at his residence in Nelson, Tioga Co, Pa., after a short and painful illness, Harvey Andrews, in the 67th year of his age.  (Wednesday, January 22, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Savilla Mourie
Middlebury, Jan. 18th, 1868, Savilla S., wife of Ira H. Mourie, aged 22 years, 2 months and 16 days.  (Wednesday, February 12, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stephen Pierce, Esq.
The Troy Gazette says:  “We chronicle with regret the death of an honored citizen, Stephen Pierce, Esq., who has of late been a resident of Wellsboro, but in consequence of failing health has for some time been under the care of Dr. Rockwell, in this village.--Mr. Pierce was born in Smithfield, Bradford Co., and was about 54 years old at the time of his death, which took place on Wednesday morning, at the house of G. F. Redington.”  (Wednesday, February 19, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. John Robinson
In Eddytown, Yates Co, NY, Jan. 9, 1868, Rev. John Robinson, aged about 66 years.  (Wednesday, February 19, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Byron C. Buchley
Delmar, Jan. 19, 1868, Byron C. Buchley, aged 25 years, 10 months and 12 days.  (Wednesday, February 19, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Enoch Henlay
In Lawrenceville, Feb. 25th, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Enoch Henlay, aged 71 years.  (Wednesday, March 11, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Annie B. Calkins
In East Charleston, March 8, Annie B., daughter of Ephraim and Jane Calkins, aged 2 years.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria Austin
At her residence in Charleston, on the 7th inst., of Consumption, Maria, wife of Nathan Austin, in the 45th year of her age.  The subject of this obituary while in life was amiable and intelligent, and by her uprightness of character and unvaried meekness won the esteem of all who were acquainted with her.  She bore her sickness with patience and christian fortitude, rejoicing, in the prospect of a glorious home in heaven.  Lovely in life peaceful in death.  We trust she will appear glorious in the resurrection.  Funeral services by the writer assisted by Elder Brookman.  C. D. Kinney.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Almira W. Evans
At Covington, on the 12th inst., after a short illness, Mrs. Almira W., wife of William Evans, aged 38 years and 11 months.  She is lamented not only by her grief-stricken companion, and five motherless children, but by the whole community.  (Wednesday, March 25, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Duncan Campbell
At the residence of his son, at Phelps Mills, March 2, ult., Duncan Campbell, in the 80th year of his age.  (Wednesday, April 1, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Powers
At the residence of her son, ex-Sheriff Powers, in Lawrenceville, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Polly Powers, aged 79 years, 5 months, and 16 days.  (Wednesday, April 1, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Furman
Death of a pioneer woman.  Mr. James Steele, of Delmar, writes us of the death of another pioneer woman.  Mrs. Hannah Furman, widow of Aaron Furman, died on the 17th of March, ultimo, at the advanced age of 90 years.  “Mrs. Furman,” writes Mr. Steele, “was one of the first settlers on Pine Creek.  She reared nine children, five sons and four boys.  ‘Aunt Hannah,’ as she was familiary called was an honor to the Church to which she belonged (Methodist) and to society.  It is not uncommon for her to go 11 miles to attend upon the ministrations of her Church, walking from home to Mr. Steele’s house Saturday afternoon, and thence to hear Mr. Bayer, who preached near where Mr. Wm. Eberens now lives.  She truly kept a “pilgrim tavern;” and no Christian ever crossed her threshold without a hearty welcome from Aunt Hannah.  “Her worth cannot be told.  To the sick and afflicted she was a ministering angel.  Such were the subjects of her great love.  Amiable, winning the hearts of all by her good counsels, always cheerful and reliant upon God, her memory is embalmed in the hearts of her friends and neighbors.”  (Wednesday, April 1, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julia Beckwith
In Middlebury, April 13, of typhoid fever, Mrs. Julia Beckwith, in the 25th year of her age.  (Wednesday, April 29, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Hannah Osburn
In Wellsboro, Friday, May 1, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Miss Hannah Osburn, aged 52 years.  (Wednesday, May 6, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. S. A. Leonard
Sudden death.--With unaffected regret we chronicle the death of Rev. S. A. Leonard, of Westfield, which occurred suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, May 4.  Mr. Leonard was at work in the field harrowing, when he was seen to fall.  His son, who was at work at a little distance, hastened to him, and found life extinct.  Mr. Leonard formerly preached in Charleston, and was about 70 years of age.  He was a most exemplary citizen, one of the substantial men of the county, and his loss will be deeply felt.  His death was supposed to be caused by disease of the heart.  (Wednesday, May 13, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George C. S. Vail
Death of a Tioga County Man.--Mr. C. M. Stratton writes us from Douglas City, Cal., under date of April 9, that George C. S. Vail, a native of Tioga county, died suddenly in Sacramento, March 27, 1868.  He had had morphine injected under the skin of the thigh for rheumatism, and was found dead in his bed next morning.  The jury found a verdict of death from congestion, caused by excessive drinking.  Mr. Vail was 53 years old.  (Wednesday, May 13, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fanny Christenat
In Charleston, March 30, 1868, Mrs. Fanny, wife of G. W. Christenat, aged 31 years and 20 days.  (Wednesday, May 20, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Warren Stowell
In Delmar, Jan. 6, Warren Stowell, in the 68th year of his age.  (Wednesday, May 27, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anrilla Wilcox
At the residence of John D. Wilcox, in Delmar, May 17, ult., Mrs. Anrilla Wilcox, in the 43d year of her age.  Sister Wilcox united with the church when she was 14 years of age, and from that time she lived a constant christian life.  Before her spirit took its departure she called her family around her; told them that she must depart, and requested them to meet her in heaven.  (Wednesday, June 3, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Buchanan
James Buchanan died at his residence near Lancaster, on the 1st inst., aged 78 years.  It was his misfortune to be elected President of the United States in 1856, and to find himself unequal to the discharge of the duties of that high office.  He is dead.  We could find no words to praise him living, and will not censure him dead.  (Wednesday, June 10, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clarence Claus
In Middleburg, Nebraska, May 16, 1868, Clarence, eldest son of Helem Claus, Esq., aged about 20 years.  (Wednesday, June 17, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Leet
In Middlebury, April 28, Thomas Leet, in the 78th year of his age.  (Wednesday, June 17, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Selina Gregory
Sudden death in ward.--On Saturday, 20th inst., as Mrs. Selina Gregory, widow of Z. L. Gregory, Esq., (formerly of Jackson, Susquehanna county), was returning from Canton where she had spent the day trading, in company with a neighbor, they were overtaken by a heavy shower.  Mrs. Gregory urged the driver to hurry on, “that the storm would kill her,” her heart felt ‘so strange.’  He drove rapidly to the nearest house, where Mrs. Gregory was assisted out of the wagon and into the house.  She called for water, but when it was brought could not swallow.  A physician was immediately summoned, but too late to save her.  She died in an hour after she was first attacked.  Mrs. Gregory had taken tea at the house of Mr. T. O., but an hour before her decease, and was her usual health and spirits.  Her death was caused by disease of the heart.  Montrose papers says.  (Wednesday, July 1, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male child Cole
Fatal accident.--A little son of Mr. Geo. F. Cole, who formerly resided in this place, was instantly killed near his parent’s residence in Philadelphia a few days since, by the falling of a side of a house which was in process of erection.  The little fellow was completely crushed by the weight.  The parents have our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of sudden bereavement.--Bradford Reporter.  (Wednesday, July 8, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. O. B. Wells
Personal.--We regret to learn of the death of Mr. O. B. Wells, of Jackson, one of the best men in the county.  Mr. Wells was universally regretted.  (Wednesday, July 15, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Kirkland
Fatal mistake.--The Corning Journal has an account of the death by poison accidentally taken, of Mr. Henry Kirkland, of Blossburg.  It seems that Mr. Kirkland had been taking Hostetter’s Bitters for dyspepsia, and on the 19th ult., before sitting down to breakfast thought he would take some of the bitters.  Not finding the bottle in its usual place, he took a similar bottle from another shelf, and supposing it to be what he sought was about to drink from it, when a little daughter told him that it was poison.  He smelled of it, thought it all right, and drank a swallow, when he discovered his mistake.  It was a preparation of corrosive sublimate; and though he drank some milk at once, and the doctor, being sent for, gave him the whites of eggs, it was of no avail.  He died a week later.  Mr. Kirkland was a worthy man and highly respected.  (Wednesday, August 5, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Roderick Barnes
Fatal accident.--Dr. J. E. Cleveland, of Union, writes us under date of July 30, as follows: “We have to record the death of Mr. Roderick Barnes, son of Albert Barnes, of Granville, Bradford county, Pa., which took place on the 26th inst., resulting from a careless handling of fire-arms.  Mr. Barnes was in charge of Thornton’s Steam Sawmill in this township.  On Sunday, a hired girl of Mr. Thornton’s asked him to shoot a dog which showed symptoms of hydrophobia.  Mr. B. took his shotgun and attempted to shoot the dog, but failed to discharge the piece.  He then called for a lad named Zacheus Snyder, to hand him Thornton’s pistol.  In handling the pistol the boy discharged it, and the ball took effect in the right arm and upper portion of the right lung, causing the death of Mr. Barnes in about 15 minutes.  An inquest was held next morning, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts stated.  The remains were taken to Granville under the charge of Trojan Lodge A. Y. M., of which the deceased was a member.  “Mr. Barnes was married last February to a daughter of Widow Martin, of Granville.  He was universally beloved, and his untimely death has cast a gloom over the entire community.”  (Wednesday, August 5, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gen. Charles G. Halpine
Gen. Charles G. Halpine, one of the most brilliant and erratic geniuses in the newspaper and literary world, died suddenly, at the Astor House, New York city, Sunday evening, Aug. 2.  The immediate cause of his death was cerebral excitement, caused by an overdose of chloroform.  Alas for “Miles O’Reiley!”  Like many another erratic star he has fallen from the heavens, because he put into his mouth “an enemy to steal away his brains.”  (Wednesday, August 12, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Duane Curren
In Jackson, July 19, Mr. Duane Curren, aged 24 years.  Mr. Curren leaves a young widow and many friends to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, August 12, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ruth A. Adams
In Mansfield, Tioga Co, Pa., July 21, Ruth A. Adams, wife of William Adams, Esq.  Sister Adams was converted to God in the days of her childhood, and for 30 years by her consistent life, gave evidence of the genuineness of her conversation.  She exemplified in an eminent degree the beauty and strength of Christian principle.  At home and abroad, she was always the same upright Christian; ready to defend and propagate Christianity.  The widow and the fatherless were remembered by her in their afflictions, and kept herself unspotted from the world.  Though death unloosed the bonds of life, it could not weaken her love for her family.  She suffered long and much, but never complained or murmured; as she enjoyed in a very eminent degree the sustaining grace of God.  Her confidence in God, and in the power of his grace, sustained her to the last moment, when she lay quietly beside the river of death, waiting for the life-boat to convey her over.  She leaves a husband and two sons to mourn her loss.  May the counsel and advice given to the husband and sons, be received and carried out in their future lives, that they may find comfort and consolation in believing on, and trusting in, the same Savior that supported this more than loved companion and mother, in the hour of death.  H. Lamken.  (Wednesday, August 12, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Michael Meagher
Fatal accident.--As Mr. Michael Meagher was at work in the Arnot mines on the 10th inst., a piece of coal became detached from the roof, striking him on the head, causing almost instantaneous death.  Mr. Meagher was highly respected by all who knew him as an intelligent and upright citizen.  He leaves a widow and seven small children to deplore his loss.”  (Wednesday, August 26, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. D. R. McDermond
We are inexpressibly pained to learn of the death of Rev. D. R. McDermond, recently of Tioga, which took place at Norristown, Pa., on the 20th inst.  We have no particulars.  (Wednesday, September 2, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Richard Phillips
In Westfield, Aug. 25th ult., Mrs. Richard Phillips, aged 78 years, 10 months, 10 days.  Mrs. Phillips was one of the pioneers of Tioga County, and lived and died universally respected.  (Wednesday, September 9, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jesse Rose
In Deerfield, July 30 ult., Jesse Rose, Esq., aged 75 years.  Mr. Rose was born in Otsego County, NY, where he resided for nearly half a century.  In a large degree he possessed the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens, representing them in the Legislature of his State and serving them several years as Clerk of the Courts of his county.  The financial crisis of 1838, brought ruin to his large manufacturing business and in embarrassed circumstances he emigrated to this county, where he has since resided, bearing uncomplainingly the pecuniary embarrassments incident to his changed fortunes, and patiently enduring the long and painful illness which convened(?) him to the grave.  (Wednesday, September 9, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David Bowen
In Charleston, Aug. 22 ult., David Bowen, aged 52.  In the year 1841, he espoused the religion of Jesus Christ, and at the same time helped organize the Welch Congregational Church of Charleston, and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection.  (Wednesday, September 16, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Angie Hazlett
In Middlebury, Sept. 13, 1868, Angie, daughter of A. M. and S. J. Hazlett, aged 11 months and 13 days.  (Wednesday, September 23, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ariel S. Leonard
In Lawrenceville, Sept. 12, 1868, Ariel S., only child of C. P. and Nellie Leonard, aged 1 year and 4 months.  (Wednesday, October 21, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Caroline Blackwell
In Nelson, Oct. 23, 1868, Mrs. Caroline, wife of Enoch Blackwell, Esq., aged 26 years, after a short illness.  Mrs. Blackwell was a superior woman, and her loss falls heavily upon the husband, and the circle in which she moves!  (Wednesday, October 28, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Matilda J. McCormick
In Blossburg, the 1st inst., of consumption, Mrs. Matilda J., wife of Mr. E. C. McCormick, and daughter of Dea.(?) Putnam, formerly of Mansfield, in the 29th year of her age, and in the 10th of her married life.  In the spring of 1860, she made a public profession of religion, and with many others, as the fruit of the precious revival at that time, connected herself with the Baptist church of Blossburg, of which she has since been a faithful member.--The fatal disease which terminated her life began its work some five years since, and when baptized she had scarcely strength to come up out of the water.  For a year she has been mostly confined to her room, steadily but surely declining, and Thursday evening she quietly, as the falling leaves of Autumn above her, fell to sleep.  Her previous suffering had been great, but her hope in Christ firm.  She often expressed her thankfulness that she had not to prepare to die upon a bed of suffering.  In her last moments she seemed to hear the voice of her departed mother calling her child home to rest.  Her funeral took place on Sabbath morning from the Baptist Church in Blossburg.  The sermon was preached by Rev. N. L. Reynolds from 1st John 2:25, after which a large concourse took a special train to Mansfield for the burial.--They were met at the depot by many friends from that place, and proceeding to the cemetery with reading scriptures and singing, her body was lowered to its last resting place.  She leaves a husband and little daughter of 5 years to mourn her loss.  But what is their loss, we trust is her gain.  (Wednesday, October 28, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Isaac Searls
Fatal casualty.--A painful occurrence, resulting in the death of Mr. Isaac Searls, took place at Daggett’s Mills, last week.  Mr. Searls had hitched his mare to a rail fence, and was trying to take the colt away, when the mare, jerked the rail from the fence and swinging it around with great force, struck Mr. S. in the forehead and inflicted a mortal hurt.  He survived the blow but a few hours.  The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people.  (Wednesday, November 4, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Dort
In Delmar, Sept. 14, 1868, Mrs. Betsey Dort, widow of John Dort, dead, aged 71 years.  She was one of the first settlers, on Stony Fork.  She died in the Christian faith.  (Wednesday, November 11, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Allen Butler
In Chatham, Oct. 23, 1868, Mr. Allen Butler, aged 70 years.  He has left a widow and several children and a numerous circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, November 11, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George W. Avery
Mr. George W. Avery, one of the most valuable citizens of Charleston, died Sunday evening, Nov. 8(?), after a painful illness of several weeks duration.  Mr. Avery was widely known and esteemed, and his loss will be deeply regretted.  He was about 45 years old.  (Wednesday, November 18, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. L. I. Nichols
In Wellsboro, Saturday evening, Nov. 14, Hon. L. I. Nichols, in the 59th year of his age.  Judge Nichols was born in Chenango county, NY, in December, 1809.  He became a resident of Wellsboro, in 1831, and at once became largely identified with the material interests of the county.  In enterprise he was among the first of the business men of this locality.  In politics he was an ardent Whig during the existence of that party, and a not less ardent Republican from the birth of that party to the day of his death.  He served a term as Associate Judge upon the Tioga Bench, and with credit, but declined a nomination when the office became elective.  In social life he was genius and prepossessing, a man of warm friendships and honorable impulses.  His death leaves another vacant chair in the circle of the prominent “oldest citizens” of our village, reminding the living of the flight of time and the impartiality of Death.  The funeral was attended from the house Monday afternoon, 16th inst.  (Wednesday, November 18, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George W. Avery
In Charleston, Nov. 9, of inflammation of the brain, Mr. George W. Avery, in the 43d year of his age.  Mr. Avery was born in Saulsbury, Herkimer Co, NY.  In 1853, he was married to Miss Martha A. Keyes, and the following year moved to East Charleston, where he has since resided.  He took a lively interest in all public improvements.  In agricultural affairs he was far in advanced of the community and did much for the improvement of the farming interest.  The various Cheese Factories of the County owe their origin almost exclusively to him.  The Common Schools found in him a warm friend and efficient officer.  In social life he was kind, forbearing and generous.  About three years previous to his death, in a revival at East Charleston, he made a public profession of religion and though hindered at the time from joining the church, he tried to live in accordance with the position he had taken.  This last illness was attended with great suffering.  For five long weeks his heed was pierced with most intense pain, which did not cease only with the termination of life.  Yet in all this he found time to converse freely upon the interest of his soul and often engaged in prayer with whom he first learned to pray.--He said the impression received in the old school room during the meetings had remained with him, and was now a source of great consolation.  A large and deeply sympathizing congregation gathered at his residence on the day of his funeral.  All felt that Charleston had lost one of its best citizens.  He leaves bereft of his presence and watchcare, a wife, and daughter of 10 years, and an infant son of four months.  The prayers of many Christians are joined with the prayer of the deceased father and husband for those who are thus left to mourn so deeply their loss; loss indeed to them, but gain to him.  (Wednesday, December 9, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Cowden
Sad accident.--A distressing accident occurred in this village Saturday evening, 12th inst., resulting in the death of Mr. James Cowden, one of the worthiest of our citizens.  Mr. Cowden was the ostler at Goldsmith’s Hotel, and on the evening in question had gone upon the mow to fling down-bedding for the horses.  In some way he lost his footing, and fell head foremost to the ground floor, suffering mortal injuries.  Mr. Pierce, Clerk of the Hotel, happening to be near the stables soon afterward, heard groans, and found Mr. Cowden in a helpless condition.  He was carried into the hotel, where Dr. Packer and Bacon examined his injuries.  No bones were broken, but the shock, and the internal hurts, resulted in his death Monday morning.  Mr. Cowden was widely known to the traveling public, and doubtless enjoyed the widest popularity of any man in his vocation.  He was a universal favorite, earning his popularity by his fidelity, and humane treatment of animals entrusted to his care.  He was an upright, honorable man, who will be missed in this community, as well as by travelers; but nowhere will he be missed so much as in his home.  The family have the sympathy of the community.  Mr. Cowden was about 55 years of age.  (Wednesday, December 16, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph Gee
Man burned alive!--A shocking accident took place in Middlebury township, Saturday night, 10th inst., the particulars of which we receive from Sheriff Potter, as follows:  Mr. Joseph Gee and his wife went to the house of a neighbor, Mr. Palmer, to spend the evening, leaving in charge of the house two boys about a dozen years of age.  At about 11 o’clock Mr. and Mrs. Gee prepared to go home, and on reaching the door discovered their house in flames.  The whole party hastened back, accompanied by Mr. Palmer, but found the fire very far advanced and beyond control.  Mr. Gee rushed into the house and rescued a bed or two.  He then returned, probably to secure his money and papers, and being overcome by the heat and smoke, perished in the flames.  The remains were taken from the ruins next day and given sepulture.  The fire seems to have caught from the fire-place, the door having blown open after the boys went to bed.  They awoke to find the house in flames.  The house and furniture were insured in the Glen Falls Company.  Everything, save the beds, was destroyed.  (Wednesday, December 23, 1868, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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