Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bible of Levi Andrews and Betsey (Colby) Andrews of Nottingham, Weare and Greenfield, New Hampshire; Entries 1788-1828


Small, thick Bible that belonged to Levi Andrews and wife Betsey (Colby) Andrews, with mentions of Nottingham, Weare and Greenfield, all in New Hampshire.  The Bible contains birth and death dates, most on the back end papers of the Bible, with more death dates on two paper scraps tucked inside.

The Bible, which measures approximately 7-1/4" by 4-1/4+" by 2", was published in 1824 by D. & G. Bruce and printed by A. Paul of 72 Nassau Street, New York, New York, for the American Bible Society.  It has a stamp at top with the name G. H. Johnson or C. H. Johnson.


The inside cover notes that owner Levi Andrews sat in seat 11 at church.


I believe Levi was the Levi Andrews born at Nottingham, New Hampshire, on October 2, 1766, to Levi Andrews and second wife Bridget (Holt) Andrews, but would like a reader's confirmation of that.  The son Levi married Betsey Colby, presumably before 1788, the birth year of the first child listed, daughter Mary Andrews.

The Bible contains two papers scraps, one giving the death date of Levi Andrews as November 29, 1825, at age 60, and the other giving the death dates of six of his children.

The first end paper contains a message written in August 1828 either by or about Mrs. Betsey Andrews.


Three pages list the births of the children of Levi Andrews and Betsey (Colby) Andrews:
  1.  Mary Andrews, born at Nottingham West on Tuesday, September 9, 1788
  2.  John Andrews, born Monday, July 25, 1791.  John died in Springfield, State of ? on July __ [possibly 3 or 13], 1821.  See the paper scrap, image farther below.
  3.  Lydia Andrews, born at Greenfield on Friday, September 6, 1793.  She was presumably the Lydia Cox of Weare, New Hampshire, who married John Cox on July 5, 1818 and perhaps the Lydia Andrews Cox who died at Malden, Massachusetts, on August 9, 1879.  
  4.  Samuel Andrews, born at Greenfield on [Tuesday or Thursday] December __[possibly 10 or 18], 1795 - Thursday makes more sense if the day is the 10th or 18th.  See the paper scrap, image farther below.
  5.  Levi Andrews, born at Greenfield on Tuesday, June 7 [no year given, but presumably 1797 or 1798; died aged 13 months.  See the paper scrap, image farther below.
  6.  Sewell Andrews, born at Greenfield on Tuesday, May 3, 1800.  An online calendar notes that May 3, 1800 was a Saturday, so I may have misinterpreted, or possibly it was June 3, 1800, and the recorder absentmindedly wrote the previous month.  See the paper scrap, image farther below.
  7.  Ebenezer Andrews, born at Greenfield on June 18, 1802; Died aged 8 months.  See the paper scrap, image farther below.
  8.  Saty [?] Andrews, born at Greenfield on Sunday, November 18, 1804.  Possibly Sarah or Sadie or Katy?
  9.  Clarissa Andrews, born at Weare on Wednesday, January 8, 1806
  10.  Hannah Andrews, born at Weare on Friday, July 8, 1808.  Hannah Andrews married Daniel Decatur - the link gives a bit of information about Hannah and Daniel and mentions that two of their sons were bitten by a rabid dog, with one of the boys dying of rabies and the other apparently not affected.
  11.  Eliza Andrews, born at Weare on Friday, February 23, 1810.  She was presumably the Eliza Locke Andrews who married Amos Franklin Hungerford on June 28, 1831 and who died on February 14, 1888.
  12.  Levi Andrews, born at Weare on Tuesday, April 15, 1812; Died August 5.  The calendar shows that April 15, 1812 was a Wednesday.  See the paper scrap, image farther below.
  13.  Ambrose Andrews, born at Weare on Tuesday, July 20, 1813.  See the paper scrap, image farther below, that indicates he died in 1846.
  14.  Albert Andrews, born at Weare on Monday, May 15, 1815.  The writer first indicated July but crossed it out.  Could he be this Albert Andrews, who died on June 12, 1861?
  15.  Fanny Andrews, born at Weare on Wednesday, October 1, 1817.  Presumably the Fanny Andrews who married Franklin Ordway and died in 1898
  16.  Levi Andrews, born at Weare on Thursday, November 9, 1820.
  17.  Alma Mariah, Born March ____ [could be March 1 or March 7, with the year looking like 1924, but presumably 1824 or 1829 or ?].  This last entry is written in pencil and could be a child from a later generation.

Readers, please check my transcription against the original images and let me know of any corrections and/or insights that would clarify or enhance the information above.




The paper scraps:
  • Levi Andrews Died November 29, 1825 Aged 60


  • Deaths of five children of Levi Andrews and Betsey (Colby) Andrews
      • Levi Andrews Died Age 13 Months
      • Ebenezer Andrews Died Age 8 months
      • Levi Andrews Died Aged 16 months
      • John Andrews Died Aged 30 years, 1821
      • Sewell Andrews Died Age 35 years, 1835
      • Ambrose Andrews died June 1846, Aged 33 years


If you have corrections to any of the information mentioned above or have information on Levi Andrews, Betsey (Colby) Andrews or any of their children, please leave a comment or contact me directly.



Friday, June 8, 2018

1850 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire, Only through April, from Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Note:  Please let me know if you find errors in transcription or information - thanks in advance!

Last 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 1849, but only through April.  The writer may have died or may have started a new journal, which I don't have.

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 Alethea (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.

March
  • A daughter of Mr. Stephen D. Ford - age 10 years.  Elizabeth E. Ford, born in 1840, daughter of Stephen Dana Ford and Marietta (Jackson) Ford, as mentioned on page 166 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • A daughter of Mrs. Sarah Ann Chellis, was Kimball Chase's daughter - 10 years.  The daughter was Sarah Jane Kimball, born August 26, 1839 to Benjamin Kimball Chase and Sarah Ann (Taft) Chase Chellis, who married Enoch F. Chellis after Benjamin Kimball Chase's death; as mentioned in a sketch of Benjamin Kimball Chase on page 81 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • A Child of Gilbert Hilliard - about 11 mo.  The child was Albert D. Hilliard, born January 4, 1850, died March 25, 1850, son of Gilbert G. Hilliard and Sophia (Plaistridge) Hilliard, as mentioned on page 201 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 31 - Widow Elizabeth Stone, age 89
?
  • A Child of Js. Bartlett, about 3 mo.  Presumably Nathaniel J. Bartlett, who died April 2, 1850, son of James Fitch Bartlett and Caroline M. (Hart) Bartlett, as mentioned on page 20 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April

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.

Front Cover

1849 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Note:  Please let me know if you find errors in transcription or information - thanks in advance!

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 1849.


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 Alethea (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
  • 5 - Miss Martha Ann Lamberton, daughter of Mr. Joseph Lamberton - 29 or 30; mentioned in a sketch of her father Joseph Lamberton and wife Rhoda Martha (Ford) Lamberton on pages 250 and 251 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Martha Ann's gravestone, a photograph of which accompanies her Find a Grave memorial, shows either Jan. or Jun.; I'm leaning toward January.
  • 6 - Mrs. Hannah Spaulding, Wife of Mr. Daniel S. - Cm, 77.  Hannah (Spaulding) Spaulding, born June 4, 1772, daughter of James Spaulding and Hannah (Neff) Spaulding and wife of Daniel Spaulding, as mentioned on page 339 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 18 - A Child of Mr. Allen Cady - age 1. The child was Emily Jane Cady, born in 1848, daughter of Allen Curtis Cady and Mary Jane (Tisdale) Cady, as mentioned on page 50 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
January or February
  • 31 January or February, Mr. William York, M, 90.  His stone gives his death date as February 1, 1849, as does a sketch of him on page 435 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
February
  • 10 - Mr. Ichabod Smith Sen., 77.  There follows some wording I'm not sure of, and I don't know if it applies to this entry or the one for Widow Rawson.  But I believe "at the river" applies to Ichabod Smith.  Ichabod Smith, Jr., presumably the Ichabod Smith described in a sketch on page 328 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 12 or 13 - Widow Rawson, relict of Mr. Thomas R., deceased - 77.  Mary (Smith) Rawson or Mary Polly (Smith) Rawson, or Polly (Smith) Rawson; shown as having died on February 13, 1849 in a sketch of her husband on pages 297 and 298 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 24 - Joshua Wyman, Son of Mr. Saul Wyman - Cm, 25; mentioned in a sketch of his father Saul Wyman on pages 430 and 431 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • Out of Order - Latter part of February - Wife of Mr. Zerah Smith.  Ruth (Cady) Smith, wife of Zera Peck Smith.  Ruth was born on August 29, 1814, daughter of Capt. Curtis Cady and Sally (Morgan) Cady, and having died on February 18, 1849, as mentioned in a sketch of her father Custis Cady on 50 and in mention of her husband on page 334 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2 - where his name is spelled Zerah.
March
  • 2 - A Child of Mr. Enos Rawson.  Presumably the father Enos Rawson is the Enos mentioned as a son of Thomas Rawson and husband of Elvira (Clark ?), adopted daughter of William Whittlesey; they moved to Kalo, Iowa, and died in that area, as noted in the sketch of Enos' father Thomas Rawson on pages 297 and 298 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I wonder if the father is this man, named Enoc Rawson, buried in Otho, Iowa.
  • 9 - Widow Abagail Huggins, relict of Mr. Jonathan Huggins, deceased - Chm, 78.  Note spelling: Abigail (Spaulding) Huggins, as mentioned in a sketch of her husband's father, Jonathan Huggins (1741-1809) on page 210 and in a sketch of her father Andrew Spaulding on page 343 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 - Mrs. Lavonia, Wife of Mr. Sylvester Bugbee - Mm, 25.  Livonia Calista (Cobb) Bugbee, born December 10, 1823, daughter of Levi Cobb and Calista (Bugbee) Cobb and wife of Capt. Sylvester Marsh Bugbee, who was her uncle, as mentioned in a sketch of Livonia's father Levi Cobb on page 94 and in a sketch of her husband on page 41 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 23 - A Child of Mr. Lyman Bugbee - 5 or 6 mo.  The child was a daughter, born December 28, 1848, to Francis Lyman Bugbee and Ruth (Coburn) Bugbee, as mentioned in a sketch of Francis Lyman Bugbee on pages 40 and 41 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • Crossed out entry - "Mrs. Cady at the River, Mistake"
  • 25 - A Child of Ethan Walker - 2 or 3.  Presumably Chester Walker, born January 1, 1847, son of Ethan Walker and Mahala (Spaulding) Walker.  
April
  • 18 - a Child of Enos Rawson - 6.  George H. Rawson,  whose rather was presumably Enos Rawson, son of Thomas Rawson as described in a sketch of Thomas Rawson on pages 297 and 298 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  And George may have been the son of the man named as Enoc Rawson in the first entry of March.
  • Mrs. Tamison, Wife of Mr. George Cook - 73   Tamison Cook, whose Find a Grave memorial indicates she died on April 19, 1847.  Tamison (Wilson) Cook was born May 5, 1772, daughter of Robert Wilson and Patience (?) Wilson, and wife of Capt. George Cook, who kept the Cook Hotel at Cornish, as mentioned in a sketch of her father Robert Wilson on page 422 and in a sketch of her husband on pages 119 and 120 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
May
  • 11 - Mrs. Sally, Wife of Mr. Richard Coburn - Bm, 63.  Sally (French) Coburn, born 1786, as mentioned in the sketch of her husband on pages 97 and 98 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 12 - Mr. Clarke Hendrick, 55
  • 12 or 13 - Mrs. Lydia, Wife of Mr. Andrew Comings - 75.  Lydia (Jackson) Comings, whose stone as pictured on her Find a Grave memorial gives a death date of May 13, 1849.  Lydia (Jackson) Comings was born May 27, 1773 in Rhode Island, daughter of Benjamin Jackson and Lydia (Peck) Jackson, as mentioned in a sketch of Lydia's father Benjamin Jackson on page 220 and in a sketch of her husband Andrew Comings on page 109 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 23 - Mrs. Ursula, Wife of John Tyler Freeman, Esq. - Cm, 46.  Ursula (Chase) Freeman, whose stone as pictured on her Find a Grave memorial gives a death date of May 22, 1849.  Ursula (Chase) Freeman was born November 26, 1803, daughter of Joseph Chase and Polly (Jirauld or Gerald) Chase, as mentioned in a sketch of her father Joseph Chase on pages 70 and 71 and in a sketch of her husband John Tyler Freeman on page 169 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 22 or 23 - An Infant of Sylvester Bugbee - 12 or 13 weeks.  Infant of Capt. Sylvester Marsh Bugbee, mentioned in a sketch on page 41 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • 1 - Mrs. Susan, Wife of Mr. Luther Newton - Mm.  Susan (Bugbee) Miller Newton, as mentioned in a sketch of her father Reuben Bugbee on page 40 and in a sketch of her second husband Luther Newton on page 278 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  In the book, Susan's death date is given in one place as June 1, 1849 and in another as May 22, 1849.
  • 15 - Widow L. Chase, Wife of Deacon John Chase, deceased - 84.  Louisa (Joslyn) Chase, second wife of Deacon John Chase, as mentioned in a sketch of her husband John Chase on pages 77 and 78 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 20 - Samuel Newell Johnson, son of Mr. Samuel Johnson - about 26.  Samuel Newell Johnson, born in 1829, son of Samuel Johnson and Ruhamah (Luey) Johnson, as mentioned in a sketch of Samuel Johnson on pages 235 and 236 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 29 - Orlena Wakefield, daughter of Deacon Jonathan Wakefield.  Orlena was born December 17, 1815, daughter of Deacon Jonathan Wakefield and Rebecca (Haven) Wakefield, as mentioned in a sketch of Jonathan Wakefield on pages 383 and 384 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2. 
  • A Child of Mr. Marshall S. Howard - about 5 years.  Rosella B. Howard, born March 11, 1846, died June 29, 1849, as mentioned in the sketch of her father Marshall S. Howard on pages 207 and 208 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
August
  • 17 - Mr. Jesse Wyman, Cm, Age 66 years; a lengthy mention in the sketch of his father Jonathan Wyman on pages 433 and 434 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 22 - Sarah, daughter of Capt. Joshua & Lucy Wyman - 17.  Sarah Wellman Wyman, born May 23, 1832, as mentioned in a sketch of her father Joshua Wellman on pages 429 and 430 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 24 - Mrs.__, Wife of Mr. John Bartlett - 57.  Polly (Williams) Bartlett, born June 17, 1793, daughter of Samuel Williams and wife Lois, as mentioned in a sketch of Polly's husband John Bartlett on page 19 and 20 and in a sketch of her father Samuel Williams on page 419 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2. 
  • Two Children of Capt. William Robinson.  I found a reference to the deaths of two children of Williams Dean Robinson and Mary Zilpha (Clement) Robinson, but their children died in August 1850, so I don't know if these are the children referenced or not.  They were Rosabella Emeline Robinson, born July 12, 1844, died August 26, 1850; and Horace Edward Robinson, born April 3, 1846, died August 24, 1850, as mentioned in a sketch of Williams Dean Robinson on pages 316-318 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 3 - A Child of Mr. William Robinson - about 11 months
  • 10 - Mrs. Johnson, Wife of Capt. Seth Johnson - Epm, 53.  Joanna (Chase) Johnson, born May 10, 1796, daughter of Joseph Chase and Polly (Jirauld or Gerald) Chase, as mentioned in a sketch of Joanna's father Joseph Chase on pages 70-71 and in a sketch of her husband Seth Johnson on page 234 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
October
  • 1 - Edwin W. Balloch, Son of Mr. George Balloch - Age 22.  Edwin West Balloch, whose Find a Grave memorial gives a death date of October 1, 1848, but the stone in the photograph attached appears to read 1849.  Edwin married Caroline B. Hilliard; they had a son before Edwin's untimely death, as mentioned in a sketch of his father George Williamson Balloch on pages 15 and 16 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 24 - Mrs. Miriam Huggins, Wife of Mr. Carlos F. Huggins - Con, 24.  Miriam Althea (Wyman) Huggins, born September 15, 1825, daughter of Joshua Wyman and Althea (Wellman) Wyman and wife of Carlos Freeman Huggins, as mentioned in a sketch of Carlos on pages 215- 216 and a sketch of her father Joshua Wyman on page 429 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
November
  • 3 - Franklin Zebina Hawley, Child of Z & S Hawley, Windsor, Vermont - age 3 1/2 years.  Son of Zebina Hawley and Sarah Calista (Huggins) Dorr Hawley Stone
  • 7 - Wife of Mr. Warren Comings.  She was Mary (Taylor) Comings, born September 18, 1767, daughter of Capt. Joseph and Elizabeth (Sumner) Taylor, as mentioned in a sketch of her husband Warren Comings on page 108 and in a lengthy sketch of her father on pages 365 and 366 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  In the book, Mary's death date is given as November 6, 1849.
December
  • 12 or 13 - Daughter of William B. Smith - about ? [possibly 16].  Ellen M. Smith, born in 1833, daughter of William Benton Smith and Nelly Maria (Comings) Smith; mentioned as having died on December 12, 1849 in the sketch of her father William B. Smith on page 334 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.

Whole No. in 1849 - are 38


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.

Front Cover

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1848 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Note:  Please let me know if you find errors in transcription or information - thanks in advance!

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 1848.

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 Alethea (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.

Early in 1848
  • Widow Coburn, relict of Mr. Merril Coburn, deceased - Bcm, 96 1/2 years.  She was Abigail (Bradford ?) Coburn, born July 12, 1751 and died January 4, 1848; widow of - note spelling - Merrill Coburn; as noted on page 96 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April
  • 3 - Mr. Fayette White, about 50, as mentioned on page 412 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 9 - Mr. Alpheus Deming, Con, 86; mentioned on pages 132 and 133 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 21 - Mr. John Allen, Con.  John Allen, Jr., as mentioned on page 4 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • 8 or 9 - Miss Betsey Westgate, dau of Mr. Joseph W.  Betsey Westgate was born February 19, 1818 and died June 8, 1848, daughter of Joseph Westgate and Abigail (Luey) Westgate, as mentioned on page 408 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Her stone appears in a photograph attached to her Find a Grave memorial - gives a death date as June 7, 1848.
  • 16 - Mrs. Goward, Wife of Mr. Isaac Goward - 61.  She was Abigail (Lothrop) Goward, born October 13, 1787, daughter of John Lothrop and Sarah (Cook) Lothrop, as mentioned on page 176 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 or 18 - Harriet, dau of Mr. Moses ChaseHarriet Fidelia Chase, born October 10, 1836; died June 18, 1848, daughter of Moses Chase and Fidelia (Alden) Chase, as mentioned in a sketch of her father on pages 81 and 82 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Note the age discrepancy.
July
  • 11 - A dau of Mr. William & Rhoda Atwood - age 16.  She was Rhoda Maria Atwood, or Rhoda Mariah Atwood, born December 6, 1830 [notice her Find a Grave memorial gives her birth date as December 16, 1830], daughter of William Atwood and Rhoda (Jackson) Atwood, as mentioned in a sketch of William Atwood on pages 7 and 8 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • An Infant, a Grand Child of Deacon [a smear obscures the given name, but possibly Amos Richardson, who was a deacon, mentioned on pages 307 and 308 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  The child's mother may have been Charlotte (Richardson) Blood, wife of Caleb H. Blood.
  • 16 - Mrs. Marcia Ann Parker, Wife of Mr. J. B. Parker - Cm 23.  She was Marcia Ann (Johnson) Parker, born in 1825, daughter of Samuel Johnson and Ruhama (Luey) Johnson and wife of John B. Parker; as mentioned on page 282 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 16 or 17 - Miss Martha Wyman, dau of Mr. Jesse & Mary W. - 27.  Martha Abigail Wyman, born April 21, 1821, daughter of Jesse Wyman and Mary (Dorr) Wyman. Martha graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1841, prepared for teaching and went to Georgia, where she died on July 16, 1848, as mentioned on page 433 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 27 - Wife of Mr. Andrew Dodge, Jr. - B Cm, 41 years; A daughter 10 years, one son 7 years, one other 5 years, Wife and children of Mr. Andrew Dodge - killed suddenly by Capt. Dodge's House being blown down in tornado or [?] wind; all buried in one grave. The wife was Sarah M. (Hildreth) Dodge, and the children were Sarah M. Dodge; Andrew F. Dodge and Francis M. Dodge.  This incident is described in detail on page 139 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
August
  • 5 or 6 - Widow Molly Wellman, relict of Mr. Solomon W., deceased.  She was Mary Molly (Putnam) Wellman, born March 30, 1769, daughter of Daniel Putnam and Anna (Chase) Putnam and widow of Solomon Wellman; as mentioned on page 404 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 24 - Mr. Larned Robinson at the Alms House, age 60 or 61; mentioned in the sketch of his father George Robinson on page 315 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 29 - Mr. Jonathan Huggins, Cm, age 75 years; mentioned in the sketch of his father Jonathan Huggins on page 210 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2 - with information on the younger Jonathan's wife Abigail (Spaulding) Huggins and their places of residence and the fact they had 6 children.  More information on Abigail in a sketch of her father Andrew Spaulding on page 343.
November
December
  • 17 - Widow Miriam Wyman, relict of Mr. Joshua W. - Cm, 80 yrs.  She was Miriam (Richardson) Wyman, born August 24, 1768, daughter of Joseph Richardson and Miriam (Hildreth) Richardson, and widow of Joshua Wyman, as mentioned in sketches of Miriam's father on pages 304 and 305 and of Miriam's husband on pages 428 and 429 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 24 - Orvil Wyman, Son of Mr. Saul Wyman - 10 yrs.  Orville A. Wyman, son of Saul Wyman and Rebecca (Day) Wyman, as mentioned in a sketch of Saul Wyman on pages 430 and 431 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 - Mr. Oliver White; as mentioned in a sketch on pages 412 and 413 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
Whole No 1848 are - 21 [my count is 22]

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

1847 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Note:  Please let me know if you find errors in transcription or information - thanks in advance!

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 1847.


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 Alethea (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
  • 15 - Miss Lucinda Poland or Polard [Pollard], Sister to James S. Hunter's Wife - 13.  James may have been James Sumner Hunter Sr.  but his wife's name is not given in his sketch on page 217 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I found other records that indicate her name was Hannah (Goodell or Goodale.) Hunter. The  name of the wife of James Sumner Hunter, Jr., was Zilpha (Worthen) Hunter.  Perhaps a reader can tease out Miss Lucinda's identity.
  • 19 - Mr. Judah Deming, Bm, 44.  Judah Solon Deming, as mentioned on page 135 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
February
  • 1 - Widow Eunice Deming, relict of Deacon H. Deming - Bm.  She was Eunice (Ford) Deming, born May 12, 1779 at Claremont, New Hampshire, daughter of Capt. Daniel Ford and Lydia (Goodwin) Ford, and widow of Harvey Deming (1767-1835), as mentioned on page 133 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 2 - At Boston, Julia Irena Huggins, daughter of Joseph Huggins - about 20.  Julia Irena Huggins [middle name spelled as Irene on his Find a Grave memorial], born March 23, 1827, daughter of Joseph Huggins and Hannah P. (Bingham) Huggins, as mentioned in a sketch on page 214 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 12 - Mr. David Davis, Cm, 88; as mentioned in a sketch of his father John Davis, immigrant from Wales, on page 126 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • Last of February - Miss Anna Putnam, daughter of the late Capt. Samuel Putnam - age 38.  Ann Elizabeth Putnam, born March 29, 1808, daughter of Samuel Putnam and Lois (Lyscom) Putnam.  Ann died on February 26, 1848, as mentioned in the sketch of her father on page 295 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
March
  • Mrs. Stearns, Wife of Mr. Daniel Stearns - ?, 77.  In the sketch of Daniel Stearns, it's mentioned that he had at least two wives and that it's likely the latter one who died on March 18, 1847 at age 77; as mentioned on page 347 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  From Daniel's Find a Grave memorial, it appears that this wife was Lois (Rice) Stearns, daughter of Hezekiah Rice of Claremont, New Hampshire; the memorial refers to a DAR application with this information.  The memorial gives Lois' date of death as March 19, 1847.
  • A Child of James Hilldreth - age 1 year.  Note spelling: the child was Benjamin F. Hildreth, born March 2, 1846, son of James Hildreth and Tamar (Manchester) Hildreth; the child was mentioned as having died on March 7, 1847, in a sketch of his father on page 198 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2. 
  • 20 or 21 - Mr. Cyrus Freeman in Plainfield - 79; mentioned as having died on March 21, 1847 in a sketch on page 168 and 169 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 26 or 27 - A Child of Charles Williams, Son of Stephen Williams - 5 years.  Henry Beriah Williams, born August 24, 1843, son of Charles Williams and Lois (White) Williams, as mentioned in a sketch of Charles Williams on pages 420 and 421 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
March out of order - shown on the page after the July entries
  • Mr. Calvin Shelley
April
  • Old Mrs. Vinton, Widow of the late Lt. John Vinton [shown as Major on his Find a Grave memorial].  She was Susanna (Manning) Vinton, as mentioned in an interesting sketch on pages 381 and 382 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2. 
  • 27 - Wife of Mr. Alvin Comings - Con.  First wife of Alvin Comings, she was Elvira (Williams) Comings, whose child Elbridge would die this year in August.  Elvira was born in 1810, daughter of Abijah Williams and Florinda (Lewis) Williams; as mentioned on pages 118-119 and 419 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
May
  • 29 - Mr. James W. Squires, 35 or 36; as mentioned on page 346 and 347 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • 18 - Phinehas Coburn, Son of Mr. Richard Coburn.  Phinehas R. Coburn, as mentioned on pages 96 and 97 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
July
  • 6 or 7 - A Son of Capt. N. Lear.  Joseph Lear, born July 28, 1837, died July 7, 1847, son of Nehemiah Lear and Eleanor (Crowell) Lear; as mentioned on pages 252 and 253 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 6 - Wife of Abijah Williams, Jr.  Florinda A. (Lewis) Williams, born in 1809, mentioned as having died on July 4, 1847 in a sketch on page 419 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 16 - Mr. Moses Emmerson, Suddenly, 70 years.  Spelled elsewhere as Moses Emerson
August
  • 6 - A Child of Mr. Alvin Comings - age 1 year.  Elbridge N. Comings [shown as Eldridge Comings on his Find a Grave memorial], born August 4, 1846, son of Alvin Comings and his first wife Elvira (Williams) Comings, who a few months before Elbridge; as mentioned on pages 118 and 119 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 20 - Janetta, daughter of Mr. William Atwood - about 15.  She was Frances Janette Atwood, born May 21, 1832, daughter of William Atwood and Rhoda (Jackson) Atwood, as mentioned on pages 7 and 8 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • A Child of Rev. A. Spaulding.  She was Ambra Louisa Spaulding, born April 20, 1843, daughter of Rev.  Alvah Spaulding and Ambra (Tower) Spaulding, as mentioned in a lengthy sketch of Rev. Alvah Spaulding on pages 341 and 342 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • A Child of Mr. George Weld - 3 years 8 months.  Frances Maria Weld, born January 11, 1844, daughter of George Weld and Maria (Chase) Weld, as mentioned on page 400 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Frances' Find a Grave memorial gives her death date as September 8, 1847.
  • 25 - Mr. Calvin Stowell, Suddenly, about 50 years; as mentioned in a sketch on pages 358 and 359 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
October
  • 25 - An Infant of Mr. Benjamin Sidney Lewis - 2 weeks; infant born about two weeks earlier, child of Benjamin Sidney Lewis and Abigail (Westgate) Lewis, as mentioned in a sketch of Benjamin Sidney Lewis on pages 259 and 260 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
November
  • 30 - Mrs. Judith, Wife of Mr. Theodore Chase.  She was Judith (Bryant) Chase, born November 17, 1793, daughter of Israel Bryant and Mehitable (Wyman) Bryant; as mentioned on pages 35-36  and 73 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
December
  • 2 - Mr. Daniel Weld, Jr. His death date appears as December 2, 1848 on his stone, as shown in a photograph attached to his Find a Grave memorial and in a sketch on page 397 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 14 - Wife of Doctor Samuel Hardy, who was a well-known inventor of salves and tonics, some still available today.  She was Samuel's second wife, Prudentia B. (Coburn) Hardy, born February 6, 1813, as mentioned in sketches on pages 96-97 and 188-189 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  
  • 29 - Wife of Mr. John Davis - 54.  She was Hannah O. (Brown) Davis, mentioned as having died on December 28, 1847 on page 126 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
Whole No. of Deaths in Cornish in 1847 - are 26  [I get 28]


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Monday, June 4, 2018

1846 Deaths at Cornish, New Hampshire; from a Handwritten Journal Covering the Years 1826-1850


Note:  Please let me know if you find errors in transcription or information - thanks in advance!

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 1846.


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 Alethea (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.

This was a hard year for the family of Paschal Smith, which lost 4 members, one in February, two in March and one in April.

January - All deceased at one time
  • 8 or 9 - Mr. Jonathan Muzzey, at Alms House
  • Wife of Theophilus Fling.  Erepta (Carpenter) Fling, who died January 7, 1846; as mentioned on page 164 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  Her husband, Theophilus Fling, would die later this year, on December 12.
  • Wife of Mr. Noah White - Bapt.  Submit (Rounds) White, mentioned as having died on January 7, 1846 on page 413 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
February
  • 10 or 11 - Widow Comings, relict of David C., deceased - On the Flat, Cm, Bm, 79.  Phoebe (Hall or Wyman) Comings, wife of David Comings; mentioned as having died on February 12, 1846 on page 116 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 16 - Benjamin Comings 2nd, Con.  I found several Benjamin Comings' but not one who died on this date.  Hopefully a reader share an insight.
  • 23 - A Child of Paschal Smith - 6 yrs.  Possibly the father was the Paschal Smith, who was born October 25, 1812, son of Gideon Smith and Lucy (?) Smith, as mentioned on page 328 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I believe Paschal's wife was Elizabeth S. (?) Smith or Elizabeth (S?) Smith. The child may have been John Smith, who was born in 1840 and whose stone shows that he died on February 22, 1846.
March
  • 4 - 2nd Child of Paschal Smith - about 4 do.  Possibly the father was the Paschal Smith, who was born October 25, 1812, son of Gideon Smith and Lucy (?) Smith, as mentioned on page 328 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I believe Paschal's wife was Elizabeth S. (?) Smith or Elizabeth (S?) Smith.  Perhaps the child was Lucy M. Smith, born about 1842 and died March 5, 1846.
  • 10 - 3rd and youngest child of Paschal Smith - Infant, 18 mos.  Possibly the father was the Paschal Smith, who was born October 25, 1812, son of Gideon Smith and Lucy (?) Smith, as mentioned on page 328 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I believe Paschal's wife was Elizabeth S. (?) Smith or Elizabeth (S?) Smith.  Perhaps the child was Abby S. Smith, whose stone shows that she was born about 1844 and died on March 11, 1846.
  • 20 - Mr. David Richardson, Bm, Age 70; mentioned on pages 306 and 307 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
April
  • 1 - An Infant of Paschal Smith - about 3 weeks.  Possibly the father was the Paschal Smith, who was born October 25, 1812, son of Gideon Smith and Lucy (?) Smith, as mentioned on page 328 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  I believe Paschal's wife was Elizabeth S. (?) Smith or Elizabeth (S?) Smith.  Perhaps the child was Joshua B. Smith, born in 1816 and died April 1, 1846.
  • 11 - Mr. Samuel Barnard, Esq.
  • 18 - Wife of John Allen - Con.  Perhaps Dolly Allen, wife of John Allen; Dolly's gravestone, a photograph of which is attached to her Find a Grave memorial, shows that she died in April 1846 - the memorial gives the date as April 23, 1846, but I can't read the stone well enough to determine for myself.  There's information on a John Allen on page 4 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2 - which adds to the confusion because it lists Dolly as John's first wife, but gives no death date for Dolly and then gives the death date for John's second wife Hannah (Goldthwaite) Allen as October 23, 1823.  I'm assuming that the book transposed the wives.
  • 9 - Wife of Levi Rickard; mentioned on page 314 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 25 - Mary, daughter of March and Patty Hall - ???   Mary Isabella Hall, born December 27, 1833, daughter of Moody March Hall and Martha Joslyn (Chase) Hall, whose nickname was presumably Polly, as mentioned on page 181 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
June
  • 17 - Henry, a Colored Lad thrown from a Waggon [sic] and killed instantly, about 13
  • 27 - A Child of Mrs. Batchelder, living at Coburns, or Comings - Con, 5
July
  • 11 - A Son of Septimus Read - Meazles [sic] - 22 or 23.  Bela Philander Read, born in 1824, son of Septimus Read and Betsey (Chapman) Read, as mentioned on page 300 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 29 - Mr. David Comings - [cholera crossed out] delirium tremens; as mentioned on pages 116 and 117 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
August
  • 3 or 4 - A Child of James Hunter - 2 or 3 yrs.  John Merrill Hunter, born September 18, 1844, son of James Sumner Hunter and Zilpha (Worthen) Hunter, as mentioned on page 218 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 28 - A Child of Sylvanus Harlowe.  Edwin Harlow, born August 1, 1845, the older of the two sons named Edwin of Sylvanus Harlow and Elvira M. (Leslie) Harlow, as mentioned on page 191 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
September
  • 8 - A Child of James Squiers - about 5.  Family name also seen as Squires.  Shown as a child of James Squires and Phebe (Farrington) Squires, as mentioned on pages 346 and 347 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 17 - Mr. Oliver Jackson, Con; mentioned as having died on September 16, 1846 on page 222 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 20 - Widow Atwood, relict of Mr. Joshua Atwood
October
  • [presumably October] - at Lowell, Capt. Perez Jackson, formerly of this town, 81; mentioned as having died at Nashua, New Hampshire, on October 3, 1846 in a sketch on pages 220 and 221 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 8 - Mr. Ebenezer Cobb, Cm, Aged 86 years.  Presumably the Ebenezer Cobb shown as having died on October 15, 1846 on pages 93 and 94 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 14 - Widow Betsey Towne at Alms House, 68
November
  • 6 - Mrs. Lydia, Wife of Mr. Daniel Weld - 62.  Lydia (Fuller) Weld, born June 6, 1784, as mentioned on pages 394 and 395 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
  • 20 - Wife of Mr. Joel Royce - Con.  Seba (?) Royce
  • 21 - Wife of Mr. Aaron White - Con, 59.  Rebecca (Williams) White, born March 30, 1788, first wife of Aaron, White, as mentioned on page 413 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.
December
  • 10 - Mr. Thomas Rawson, 83.  Shown as having died on December 10, 1847 on pages 297 and 298 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  His Find a Grave memorial also shows a death date of December 10, 1847, but the accompanying photograph of his stone isn't detailed enough to show a date or it has faded away.
  • 13 - Theophilus Fling, 78; mentioned as having died on December 12, 1846 on page 164 in History of the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with Genealogical Record, 1763-1910, Volume 2.  His wife, Erepta (Carpenter) Fling, had died earlier this year, on January 7.
  • 23 - Dolly Jackson, daughter of Joseph Jackson, deceased - Alms House, 35.  Mentions Dorothy, which is presumably her name, with Dolly as a nickname.
Whole number in 1846 - 31

Whole number in Cornish for 20 years ending December 31, 1846 are 445.  [above number are 58 for members of the Congregational Church ?]

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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