Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1834 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Page from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1834.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 

See other posts that list deaths in the years:

The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" might refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  Chm or Cm presumably refer to "Church Member".  Some pages mention "Bm", which might be "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:
The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

January - note that entries are not in order.
  • 23 or 24 - Deacon John Weld, 82, Bm.  His death date is given as January 22, 1834, on both his gravestone and in his mention on page 392 and 393 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 27 - Widow of Israel Bryant - 62.  She was Mehitable (Wyman) Bryant, born in 1773, as mentioned on pages 35 and 36 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, where her month of death was given as June, a common mistake.  Her Find a Grave memorial also gives June as the month of death.  If the journal was written year by year  as they happened, I'd lean toward the month of death as being January.
  • 11 - Mr. Abraham Eager. 66.
February
  • 20 - Mr. Joseph Chase, Sen., 77 or 79.  Mentioned on pages 70 and 71 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April
  • 3 - Child of ? Johnson, possibly Th. Johnson - 5 mo
  • 4 - Mr. Charles Balloch, 24; presumably the Charles Balloch whose stone as shown on Find a Grave, shows his death date as April 3, 1834, and whose mention on page 15 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, also shows a death date of April 3, 1834.
  • 8 or 9 - Lucy, daughter of Captain Caleb Chase - 35.  She was born the Lucy Chase, born July 13, 1798, daughter of Caleb Chase and Elizabeth (Deming) Chase, as mentioned on page 78 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1901, Volume 2.
  • 10 - Mr. Benjamin Smith, Cm, 70.  Presumably the Benjamin Smith, shown with a death date of April 11, 1834, on page 332 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 18 - Lieutenant Eleazer Jackson, 86.  Mentioned on pages 222 and 223 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  His Find a Grave memorial gives his death date as 19 November 1834, but I can't make out the stone to check for myself.
  • 19 - Electa, Wife of Elisha Williams - 31.  Electa (Elliott ?) Williams
  • 24 - Jonathan Marston, 19.
June
  • 23 - Betsey Morse, 34
  • 28 - Rev. George Leonard, Episcopalian, 57.  He was the husband of Mary Dunbar Chase, as mentioned on page 65 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
July
  • 19 - Gideon Smith, Suicide, 60; mentioned on page 328 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, Volume 2.
August
  • 2 - A Child of Joseph Chase, Jr. - Scald [?], 3 yrs.  Presumably Theodore J. Chase, born in 1831, son of Joseph Chase, Jr., and Elizabeth (Stevens) Chase, as mentioned in the History of the town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  The date in the book and Theodore's Find a Grave memorial is August 3, 1834.
  • 5 - A Child of Ebenezer Cole - 11 mo.  Susan Elizabeth Cole, born, born September 10, 1833, daughter of Ebenezer Cole and first wife Mary Brewster (Kimball) Cole, as mentioned on pages 100 and 101 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 8 - A Child of Plorival Bartlett - 2 yrs.  Born in 1832, child of Plorival Bartlett and Sarah (?) Bartlett, as mentioned on page 24 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • An Infant of Harvey Alden - 2 ?.  Presumably the infant of the Harvey Alden and wife Anna B. (Holbrook) Alden, as mentioned on page 3 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 22 - A Son of Stephen Child - 7 yrs.  George Franklin Child, born July 18, 1827, son of Stephen Child, Jr., and Eliza (Atwood) Child, as mentioned on pages 85 and 86 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Page 85 shows a photograph or painting of Stephen Child, Jr.
September
  • 1 - A Child of I. Tuxbury - 5 yrs.  Sarah Maria Tuxbury, born June 28, 1829, daughter of Ishmael Tuxbury and Huldah (Bemis) Tuxbury, as mentioned on pages 377 and 378 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • A Grand Child of Mr. Ford.  Presumably Daniel H. Ford, born in 1829 and died September 23, 1834, son of Daniel Ford III and Betsey (Hoisington) Ford, as mentioned on page 165 of 0History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • A Child at Mr. White's.  Presumably Zinias Grave White, born about 1830, son of Aaron Smith White and first wife Lydia (Westgate) White.  Aaron and Lydia are mentioned on page 141 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2; Zinias would have been perhaps their first child, though he's not shown in their list of children.   Note: Zinias' Find a Grave memorial misspells his given name as Zinais, but there's a photograph of his stone attached, showing Zinias.
  • 30 - An Infant of Levi Chapman - 3 mo.  Presumably Alice M. Chapman, born July 20, 1834; died October 4, 1834, daughter of Levi Chapman and Alice (Squires) Chapman, as mentioned on page 57 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
November
  • 14 or 15 - Mr. Ebenezer Fletcher, 52.  Mentioned as born on October 9, 1782, son of Ebenezer Fletcher and Mary (Comings) Fletcher, on page 158 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  
  • 22 - Wife of Israel Hall.  She was Mary B. (Chase) Hall, born April 1, 1799, daughter of Israel Chase and Prudence (Hall) Chase, as mentioned on pages 72 and 181 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
Possibly November, but more likely December - journal writer didn't say for sure
  • A Child of Aaron Bryant.  Possibly George A. Bryant, born October 5, 1832, son of Aaron Bryant and Hannah W. (Johnson) Bryant.  George's Find a Grave memorial gives his death date as December 15, 1834; whereas a mention on him on page 37 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2 gives his death year as 1854.  December; hopefully the death year of 1854 is in error, or I have the wrong child of an Aaron Bryant.
December
  • 21 - Wife of Peleg Weld - Con, Chm, 44.  She was Patty (Foster) Weld, born April 10, 1791, daughter of Israel Foster and Susanna (Bruce) Foster; married Peleg Weld on April 27, 1808, as mentioned in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.

Whole number in 1834 - 28  [my count is 27]

If you have corrections to the transcription or information on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

1833 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Page from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1833.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 

See other posts that list deaths in the years:

The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" might refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  Chm or Cm presumably refer to "Church Member".  Some pages mention "Bm", which might be "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:
The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

January
  • 1 - Widow Rickard, OA 81.  Presumably Susannah (Wright) Rickard, born in 1752, widow of Abner Rickard (1745-1827); mentioned on page 314 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Abner Rickard's death is mentioned in the post that features deaths at Cornish in 1827.
  • 8 - William Hall, 22.  Perhaps the William Hall born 19 July 1810 in Plainfield Township, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County, son of Peter B. Hall and Rachel (possibly Emery) Hall, as shown on the birth record.
February
  • 21 - An Infant of I. Smith Jr. - 1 day.  Infant of Ichabod Smith, Jr., as mentioned on page 329 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April - some of the entries are out of order and may not even be in April
  • 12 - A daughter of William Allen - 16 years.  There's an entry for a William Allen and Betsey (Swinnerton) Allen on page 4 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, but only two children are listed for them, a son and a daughter Lucy born in 1812.  It's possible there were more children, including a daughter born about 1817, or that the journal writer or William Henry Child got the facts wrong.
  • 15 - A Child of William Rawson - 2.  She was Catherine Rawson, born March 11, 1831, daughter of William Rawson and Amanda (Lamberton) Rawson, as mentioned on page 298 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 29 - A daughter of Wd Atwood - 18.  Could she be Hannah Atwood, born in 1813 and died, according to her FindaGrave memorial, on 19 April 1833, daughter of Joshua Atwood and Sarah (McAdams) Atwood?  This Hannah is mentioned on page 6 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Perhaps either the author of the Journal or William Henry Child got the date wrong, or the daughter is someone else entirely.  Joshua Atwood died in 1813, so Sarah would have been a widow, as the entry seems to suggest.
  • 20 - Child of Mr. Emerson - 3.  Presumably John Emerson, who was born in 1830, possibly the son of John Emerson and a subsequent wife to Mehitable (Atwood) Emerson, who died in 1828, according to the journal.  The child John Emerson is mentioned on page 5 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, as being the son of Mehitable (Atwood) Emerson and John Emerson.
  • 27 - A Child of E. Williams - 5
  • 28 - Widow Prudence Fitch, Cm.  She was Prudence (Read) Fitch, born in 1757, and widow of Hezekiah Fitch, as mentioned on page 154 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Her Find a Grave memorial gives her death date as 29 April 1833; there's a photograph attached but I can't read any dates.
May 
  • 1 - A daughter of L. Churchill - 12.  Presumably Emily Churchill, born in 1821, daughter of Lewis Churchill and Desiree Barker Brewster Churchill, as mentioned on page 89 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, Volume 2.
  • 3 - A daughter of Curtus Knights - 11.  Presumably Melinda Atwood Knight, daughter of Betsey (Atwood) Knight and Curtis Knight, as mentioned on page 5 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2. 
  • 16 - A child of David Comings - 1 year.  Israel A. Comings, born in 1832, son of David Comings and Harriet (Hall) Comings, as mentioned on pages 116 and 117 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 24 - Deacon Josiah Stone, Cm, 83.  Mentioned in pages 350 and 351 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Deacon Stone's second wife, Margaret (Williams) Stone, died in 1826; see the post that deals with deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire, in 1826.
July
  • 26 - A child of Burnap - 2.  Mary Elizabeth Burnap, born December 25, 1831, daughter of Arunah Burnap and Betsey (Burr) Burnap, as mentioned on pages 43 and 44 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 11 - Lt. William Deming, 78.  Mentioned on page 131 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
November
  • 22 - Perez Jackson, Jr., 34; also seen as Peres Jackson, Jr.,  As Perez Jackson, Jr., he is mentioned as having died on November 23, 1833, on page 221 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
December
  • An Infant of A. Nevins.  Presumably the son of Alfred Nevens and Susan (Hilliard) Nevens, as mentioned on page 276 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.

Whole number in 1833 - 17

If you find errors in the transcription or if you have information on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

1832 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Page from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1832.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 

See other posts that list deaths in the years:


The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" might refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  "Ch" and Ch m" presumably refer to "Church" and "Church member".  Some pages mention "Bm", which might refer to "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:
The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

January
  • 4 - Asenath Smith, daughter of Gideon Smith - 29.  Asenath Potiphera [Potipherah] Smith, born January 1, 1803, daughter of Gideon Smith and Lucy (?) Smith, as mentioned on page 328 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  
  • 6 - Infant of B. S. Lewis.  Child of Benjamin Sidney Lewis and Abigail (Westgate) Lewis, as mentioned on page 259 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
March
  • 5 or 6 - Mrs. Betsey Cobb, wife of Francis Cobb, Jr. - Cm, 53. She was Betsey (Bruce) Bugbee Cobb, third wife of Francis Cobb, Jr., as mentioned on pages 92 and 93 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 21 - Mrs. Betsey, Wife of Benjamin Ayers - 27.  Betsey (Alden) Ayers, born July 31, 1805, daughter of Jesse Alden and Sarah (Rice) Alden, as mentioned on pages 3 and 10 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April
  • 12 - A Child of Gamaliel Bartlett - age ?.  The father, Gamaliel Bartlett, may have been born about 1795, a son of William Bartlett and Amy (?) Bartlett.  William and Amy are mentioned on pages 18 and 19 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  This may be the grave of the Gamaliel Bartlett, whose son's death is noted here.
  • 25 - Mr. Moses Harrington, 64 Cm.  Moses Harrington, born in 1867, son of Ebenezer Harrington and Elizabeth (?) Harrington, and husband of Abigail, as noted on page 194 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 28 - Child of Z. Edminster, Jr.  Elizabeth Edminster, born in 1831, daughter of Zebedee Edminster and Tirzah (York) Edminster, as mentioned on pages 145 and 146 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Elizabeth's mother, Tirzah (York) Edminster is mentioned on page 435.
The next entry fits between the April and May entries, but from research, it appears to belong in May.

May
  • Old Mr. Young OA.  Presumably Thomas Young, born in 1755 in Brookfield, Massachusetts; died May 5, 1832 at Cornish, New Hampshire, as mentioned in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 4 - Wife of ? William Clement, Jr., Con.   Note: The post containing 1829 deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire, includes an entry for the April 8 death of a child of William Clement, Jr.
June
  • 9 - Old Mrs. Allen, Wife of Mr. John Allen - 73.  I wonder if she was the Sally Allen, of a similar age, who is shown as having died on June 10, 1831, on page 4 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  That Sally's FindaGrave memorial also states her death year as 1831; I can't distinguish a date from the photograph of her stone.
July
  • 30 - Widow Zerviah Penniman, 84 Cm.  She was Zurviah (?) Penniman, born about 1748, assuming she is the woman buried in the Chase Cemetery at Cornish, New Hampshire.
August 
  • 5 - Mr. Amasa Dutton
September
  • 1 - A daughter of Col. L. Chase - 15.  Presumably Nancy Malvina Chase, born August 10, 1817, daughter of Col. Lebbeus Hall Chase, as mentioned on page 66 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 27 - Wife of John Fellows - 37.  She was Temperance (York) Fellows, born in 1805 and the first wife of John Fellows, as mentioned on page 153 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
October
  • 12 - Captain S. Bryant, 73.  He was Capt. Sylvanus Bryant, born May 5, 1758, son of Sylvanus Bryant and Mary (Sears) Bryant, as mentioned on pages 34 and 35 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 31 - Mr. Leonard Comings on his return from Boston.  He was presumably the Leonard Comings mentioned as having died on October 25, 1832, on page 109 of the History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Perhaps because the death was not in Cornish, the author of the journal did not learn of Leonard's death until the 31st.
December
  • 30 - Eunice Chase, daughter of Clement Chase - Con 15.  She was Eunice Dana Chase, born in 1818, daughter of Clement Chase and his second wife Olive (Spaulding) Clement, as mentioned on page 80 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • ? - A Child of Joel Cobb, 1-1/2 yr.  Presumably the father was the Joel Cobb, born December 25, 1794 and his wife Betsey (Wright) Cobb, as mentioned on page 92 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.

Whole number in 1832 - ? 19.   [My count is 18.]


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

1831 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Page from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1831.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 

See other posts that list deaths in the years:

The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" might refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  "Ch" and Ch m" presumably refer to "Church" and "Church member".  Some pages mention "Bm", which might refer to "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:
The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

January
  • 6 - Mary L. Jackson, daughter of Otis, J 17.  Mary Lydia Jackson, born July 27, 1813, daughter of Otis Jackson and Catharine (Morse) Jackson, as mentioned on page 228 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 13 - Mary Smith, daughter of Ichabod Smith - 26.  Mary Smith, born September 13, 1805, daughter of Ichabod Smith, Jr., and Anna (Bruce) Smith, as mentioned on page 328 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 16 - Mrs. Mary Chase, wife of Daniel Chase, Esq. - 61.  She was Mary (May ?) Chase, third wife of Daniel Chase, as mentioned on page 76 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 - Miss Emily Deming, daughter of Deacon Deming, Con 28.  Eliza Emily Deming, born February 19, 1803, daughter of Harvey Deming and Eunice (Ford) Deming, as mentioned on page 133 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
February
  • 10 - Widow Miriam Richardson, OA 88 Bm.  Miriam (Hildreth) Richardson, born March 7, 1743, widow of Joseph Richardson, as mentioned on page 304 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
The next entry is for the 28th, but that would put other entries out of order.  Other records show that Daniel Vinton died on February 22, so perhaps the author simply made an error on the day.
  • 28 - Mr. Daniel Vinton, Suddenly - 45.  Daniel Vinton, born October 30, 1785, husband of Huldah (Smith) Vinton, as mentioned on page 382 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 - Wife of Caleb Chase, Esq. - 76.  Tabitha (Bemis) Chase, wife of Caleb Chase, as mentioned on page 70 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 or 26 - A Child of Peter Tinkham - 9 yrs.  Possibly a child of Peter Tinkham and Parthena (Stone) Tinkham, who are buried in Vermont.
  • 25 - An Infant of Mr. Chambers, 4 ds
  • 27 - Mr. James Balloch, Con.  Born about 1861 in Antwerp, Stirlingshire, Scotland, as cited on pages 14 and 15 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
March
  • 6 Sarah C B Pike, Wife of E. Pike, 32 Cm.  Sarah Chase (Bryant) Pike, born December 20, 1798, first wife of Ebenezer Pike (1789-1861), as mentioned on pages 35 and 285 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April
  • 7 or 8 - Widow Sarah Luey, OA, 76, Bm.  Sarah (Williams) Carter Luey, born 1756, widow of William Luey (1752-1801), as mentioned on pages 53 and 263 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
May
  • ? - Infant of Thomas Lewis [followed by "9 wks" with a line through it].   Infant, born February 1831, child of Thomas Lewis and Mary (Turner ?) Lewis, as noted on page 259 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 15 - Reuel Rickard, son of L. Rickard, 21.  Reuel Rickard, born August 3, 1809, son of Lemuel Rickard and second wife Abigail, as mentioned on page 313 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 - Lt. [?] Stephen Child, OA 83.  Stephen Child (1749-1831), with Revolutionary War service, as mentioned on pages 84 and 85 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • 23 - An infant of Ebenezer Cole, 9 ds.  Presumably Amelia Ann Cole or Emelia Ann Cole, born June 15, 1831; died June 24, 1831, daughter of Ebenezer Cole and first wife Mary Brewer (Kimball) Cole, as mentioned on page 101 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  
  • 29 - Ursula, Wife of Capt. Eben Comings, 46.  Ursula (Child) Comings, born June 2, 1785, wife of Eben Child and daughter of Stephen Child and Mercy (Chase) Child, as mentioned on pages 109 and 110 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
August
  • 7 - A Child of Eldad Coburn, 5.  Solon Coburn, born in 1826, son of Eldad Coburn and Diantha (Aldrich) Coburn, as mentioned on page 96 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 20 - Old Mr. White, Cancer.  Thomas S. White, born in 1746, as mentioned on page 412 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 15 - Mrs. Eliza, wife of Capt. William Atwood, Con 51.  Elizabeth (Hall) Atwood, first wife of William Atwood (1773-1842), as mentioned on page 7 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire,with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 20 - Mary, daughter of William Bartlett, 21.  Mary Bartlett, born in 1810, daughter of William Bartlett and Amy (?) Bartlett, as mentioned on pages 19 and 19 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
October
  • 24 - An Infant of Deacon S. Tracy, 10 ds.  Sarah Elizabeth Tracy, born October 10, 1831, daughter of Stephen Tracy and third wife Sarah (Alden) Tracy, as mentioned on page 374 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
December
  • 1 - Mrs. Rachel, Wife of David Davis, Cm 75.  Rachel Davis - I didn't see her or her husband, who died in 1804, mentioned in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Perhaps Rachel 

Whole number in 1831 - 24  [23 listed above]


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1830 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826 to 1850


Page from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1830.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 


See other posts in the journal that deal with deaths in:

1826; 1827; 1828; 1829; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834

The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" might refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  "Ch" and Ch m" presumably refer to "Church" and "Church member".  Some pages mention "Bm", which might refer to "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:


The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

January

  • Wife of Mr. Joseph Bartlett, C 68; second wife of Joseph Bartlett (1761-1852); mentioned, though her name was unknown to the author, on page 18 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
February
  • 25 - Maria Richardson, Chm, 25.  Born May 21, 1804, daughter of Joseph Richardson and Polly (Hilliard) Richardson, as mentioned on page 305 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
March
  • 1 - Miss Anna Tracy C 47.  Born December 27, 1784, daughter of Capt. Andrew Tracy and Anna (Bingham) Tracy, as mentioned on page 373 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 23 - Miss Charity Rickard C 22.  Born June 16, 1807, daughter of Elijah and Tenty (Ransom ?) Rickard; mentioned on page 313 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April
  • 4 - An Infant of B. S. Lewis.  Assuming the infant was Benjamin Franklin Lewis, he was the son of Benjamin Sydney Lewis and Abigail (Westgate) Lewis.  The infant's death date was given as April 14, 1830 on page 259 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  If this journal is a primary source, the correct date was more likely April 4, 1830.
  • 9 - An Infant of Joel Cobb 3 wks.  Presumably one of the children of Joel Cobb and Betsey (Wright) Cobb mentioned as having died in infancy on on page 92 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2. 
May
  • 20 - Mr. James Norton C Cm 63.  Mentioned on pages 278 and 279 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • 15 - Wife of Mr. Thomas Ayers C Chm 60.  Lydia (Bartlett) Ayers; given a death date of January 15, 1830 on page 9 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910.  However, the FindaGrave memorial includes a photograph of the stone, which distinctly shows June 15, 1830.
  • 15 - An Infant of J. B. Wellman, 3 hr.  An infant son of Joshua Barnard Wellman and Lucy (Hough) Wellman is mentioned on page 405 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 - Mr. Christopher Seaton, 75.  Presumably Christopher Seton, whose FindaGrave memorial gives his birth year as 1755 and his death date as June 15, 1830.  The memorial contains a photograph but I can't make out the death date, to clear up the discrepancy in the death date.
August
  • 23 - A Child of Lemuel Martindale, 3.  The child was Ira Martindale, born December 19, 1826, son of Lemuel Martindale and Chloe (Powers) Martindale; died August 23, 1830, according to a mention on page 269 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 30 - Miss Sally Johnson.  Born December 2, 1762, daughter of Abraham Johnson and Mercy (Huggins) Johnson, as mentioned on page 23 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 10 - Wife of Deacon John Weld, 72 Cm.  She was Deborah (Plympton) Weld, born October 17, 1757, as mentioned on page 392 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 19 - Widow Lucy Porter or Mrs. White, 76.  Second wife of Thomas S. White, mentioned on page 412 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I'd like to know the identity of Lucy's first husband, Mr. Porter.
  • 30 - Mr. Hezekiah Fitch, Chm 84.  Hezekiah Fitch was born about 1846, according to a mention on page 154 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
October
  • 18 - Widow Spofford or Spafford or Spoffard, etc., 95 Cm
  • 28 - A Son of Samuel Hildreth, 22.  The son was Manning Hildreth, born in 1804, son of Samuel Hildreth and Zilpha (Gilbert) Hildreth, as mentioned on page 198 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.

Whole Number in 1830 - 17


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

1829 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826 to 1850


Page from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1829.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 

See other posts in the journal that deal with deaths in:

The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" might refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  "Ch" and Ch m" presumably refer to "Church" and "Church member".  Some pages mention "Bm", which might refer to "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:
  • History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 1 and Volume 2, published about 1911 by William Henry Child
  • FindaGrave.com
  • FamilySearch.org
The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

January
  • 1 - Luthera, a Daughter of Capt. George Cook, 31.  Luthera Wilson Cook (1797-1829), mentioned on page 119 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2
February
  • 11 - James C. Huggins, 22; mentioned on page 213 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 - A Child of Samuel Thomson, 10 mo.  If the name was Thompson, the child's parents may have been Samuel Thompson and Belinda (Baker) Thompson.
  • 25 - Mr. Zenas Horton, 28
March
  • 12 - An Infant of E Elms, 4 h - not sure of given name initial; perhaps a child of Evans Elms
April
  • 8 - A Child of William Clement Jr., 4.  Note: the post containing 1832 deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire includes an entry for the May 1832 death of the wife of William Clement, Jr.
  • 20 - An Infant Grand Child Daniel Vinton - presumably a grandchild of the Daniel Vinton described on page 382 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
May 
  • 17 - Deacon Elias Bingham, 72, Bm.  More information on Deacon Elias Bingham, his wives and children on pages 28-29 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • A Child of Benjamin Farrington, 7h Bm.  The unnamed child is noted in the record of his father Benjamin Farrington on page 153 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910. 
  • 25 - Miss Mary Hide, 17 y 18 m - presumably Mary Ann Hyde, born in 1811; died June 25, 1829; mentioned on page 364 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 1.
July
  • 15 [or ?] A Child of James Fitch, 2 yrs.   Presumably Edwin Norman Fitch, born July 21, 1827; died July 16, 1829, as noted on page 156 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 - Wife of Deacon S. Tracy, C Cm.   Betsey (Boardman) Tracy, wife of Stephen Tracy
August
  • 6 - A Mrs. Coates, 29
  • 14 - Widow Olive Hall OA 73.  Presumably Olive (Smead) Hall, second wife of David Hall; mention of them on pages 183-184 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 23 - A Child of Peletiah Bartlett, 4.    Stephen Cole Bartlett; mentioned on page 20 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 19 - Mr. Benjamin C. Chase, 37 Chm.  Benjamin Chapman Chase, son of Moody Chase and Rebeckah (Chapman) Chase and husband of Eliza (Royce) Chase, according to his FindaGrave Memorial; described on page 82 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
October
  • 23 - Widow Esther Smith, OA 91
November
  • 1 - Wife of John White.  Lucy Davis White, wife of John White
  • 2 - Widow Lydia Ripley, OA 90 Chm.  Lydia Brewster Ripley, wife of William Ripley.  Lydia's death date on her Find a Grave memorial is 3 November 1829.  She and William are described on page 314 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2
  • 11 - An Infant of Levi Morrill, 3 d
  • 13 - A Child of Peter Chase, 7 y.  Perhaps the child of Peter Chase and Martha (Stevens) Chase?
  • 17 - Wife of Gilman T. Chase, 27.  Ursula (Nevins) Chase, first wife of Taylor Gilman Chase; described on page 77 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2
Whole number in 1829 - 22


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

1828 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826 to 1850


Pages from a journal handwritten by an unknown person, but likely by a descendant of William Ripley, that lists the deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire from 1826 to 1850.  This post covers deaths in 1828.

Interestingly, an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register of 1917, pages 338-342, describes the project undertaken by William Ripley to record deaths in Cornish, New Hampshire, from 1775 until his death in 1818, upon which the task was given over to subsequent descendants. 

The journal here is, I believe, either a copy of the original records, by a descendant of William Ripley, or was kept as the deaths happened by William Ripley's son Col. James Ripley until his death in 1842, leaving no descendants, and then by William Ripley's grandson Deacon James Ripley Wellman, son of Althea (Ripley) Wellman. 



See other posts that features deaths in the journal from:

18261827; 1829; 1830; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834

The journal measures approximately 9-3/4" by 8" and consists of the covers, 8 interior pages, with entries also on the inside back cover.

"Con" may refer to "Consumption", whether tuberculosis or an all-inclusive term for wasting away.  "OA" is presumably "Old Age".  "Ch" and Ch m" presumably refer to "Church" and "Church member".   Some pages mention "Bm", might be "Baptist member".

If you notice spelling and interpretation errors and/or if you have clarifying information or alternative identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources for the information, hopefully correct, that I've added to the listings:

The entries are a bit jumbled, so be forewarned that the deaths might not have occurred in the month noted, and some dates don't match other sources, but are close and may even be more dependable, if this journal is truly a primary source.

If you have corrections, different interpretations, clarification or additional information on any of the people mentioned below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Deaths in 1828

January

  • 7 - Wife of Elijah Rickard 45.  Presumably Tenty (Ransom ?) RichardA History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, gives Tenty's death date as January 8, 1827.  Perhaps she died very close to midnight.  Note: Her FindaGrave memorial gives her death year as January 8, 1824, but perhaps the stone is difficult to decipher. 
February
  • 7 - Widow Lydia Leach 42.  Lydia (Fitch) Leach, daughter of Samuel Fitch and Thankful (Royce) Fitch and wife of Calvin Leach, as shown on page 155 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910
  • 20 - George W. Leavitt, 17.  George Washington Leavitt (1811-1828), son of Dr. Roswell Leavitt and Dorothy (Ashley) Leavitt; mentioned on page 256 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  His brother Roswell Leavitt would die later that year in December.
  • 22 - An Infant of Levi Ayers 3 h.  According to information on Levi Ayers on page 10 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, this infant would have been firstborn child John, son of Levi Ayers and Philenda (Johnson) Ayers.  Their next born child, also named John, died in young adulthood in 1855.

March

  • 5 - Mr. Jonas B. Huggins 46.  See page 213 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 16 - Old Mrs. Platt OA
  • 17 - Widow Haynes (or Stephen Williams wife's mother) OA.  Presumably Louise Haynes, whose death date on her FindaGrave memorial reads March 14, 1828, an easy misreading, for either the person writing in the journal or preparing the Memorial.

May

  • 15 - An Infant of William R. Kimball 1 mo - Laura Ann Kimball; mentioned on page 248 in a two-page section on her father William Ripley Kimball in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 18 - Wife of Capt Perez Jackson C 58.  Lucy (Hunter) Jackson (1769-1828), mentioned on page 220 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 - Mehitable Atwood dau of ? 25.  Mehitable (Atwood) Emerson (1802-1828), wife of John Emerson.  Interestingly, History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2, notes that Mehitable died in 1883 - the author's research apparently missed a subsequent marriage of John Emerson.

June
  • 1 - Mr. Nathaniel Huggins 74; mentioned on page 211 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 6  - Miss Ruth Pike Con Chm 40
August
  • 4 - Mr. Ford Bryant Con ch m 66 3 mo - mentioned in page 34 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 - Widow Lucy Brigham Con 37 - FindaGrave Memorial for Lucy Brigam, with death date on stone August 18, 1828 
  • Widow Patience Willson OA 88.  Patience (Parkhurst) Wilson, wife of Robert Wilson; mentioned on page 422 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 4 - A Son Mr. James Balloch or James Bullock.  The son was James Balloch (1797-1828), who married Maria Aletta Dean; described on page 15 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910.  Brother of Mary Balloch, shown below in the death listings for November.
  • 6 - Wife Peletiah Martindale 48.  Betsey (Jackson) Martindale (abt 1770-1828).  Peletiah and Betsey are mentioned on page 269 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2
  • 19 - Mr. Moses Farnum 54.  Also seen as Moses Farnham
  • 28 -  Calvin Edgerton 18
October
  • 3 - Wife of Samuel Green  Bm [?] 47 3m.  Possibly this Susan Green, whose death date shows as September 3, 1828 on her FindaGrave Memorial.  The date is given as October 3, 1828 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2Susan's maiden name may have been Parmenter.
  • 9 - Wife of Mr. Porter Suicide.  There's a FindaGrave memorial for a Sarah (Hoyt) Porter who died on October 8, 1828, wife of Isaac Porter, perhaps the person described in the journal.
  • 27 - Widow Farnum Wife of Moses F 55.  Presumably Rebecca (Dean) Farnum/Farnham, wife of the Moses Farnum/Farnham who died in September, noted above.  
  • 31 - Doctor Solomon Chase OA 87 or 88.  Mentioned on page 63 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
November
  • 1 - A Daughter of James Balloch 27.  Presumably Mary Balloch; described on page 15 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, sister of the James Balloch mentioned under the September deaths above.  Her FindaGrave memorial gives her year of death as 1827, but this is perhaps a misreading of a faint engraving.
December
  • 27 - Capt. Platts OA.  Perhaps the husband of "Old Mrs. Platt", who died earlier in 1828 in March; noted above.
  • 30 - Roswell Leavitt Ch m.  Presumably the Roswell Leavitt, son of Dr. Roswell Leavitt and Dorothy (Ashley) Leavitt, mentioned as dying on December 28, 1828 while a student at Amherst College, as noted on page 256 of History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2Roswell's younger brother, George Washington Leavitt, died earlier that year, in February 1828.

Whole No. in 1828 - 26

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