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ALLEN, Harriet S.
Died,In Ogdensburgh, on the 13th inst., after a short illness, Harriet S., wife of A. B. Allen, Esq., in the 57th year of her age. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, September 21, 1853)

BACON, Amos, Esq.
Ogdensburg, N.Y., May 24, (1858) ae. 72. Mr. B. was born at Canterbury, Ct.His father was a soldier of the revolution, and served under Washington, in the vicinity of Boston, until the Britishevacuated that city. Mr. B. served as a volunteer several months in the war of 1812, on the eastern shore of Maryland.He came to O. immediately after the close of the war, and established himself as a merchant. In the comparativeinfancy of O., Mr. B. became one of its most distinguished citizens. As a merchant he was prompt in business, punctualin the fulfillment of every obligation, and by his skill and industry accumulated a handsome estate. In all theenterprises for the advancement of education, religion, and other village interests, none were more liberal, ordevoted more of their time and energies. He was a most affectionate husband and father, and in all his domesticrelations most exemplary. [Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENTPERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CRO SBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY.1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

BALDWIN, Cyrus W., Esq.
Lisbon, N.Y., May 5, (1858) ae. 48, at the residence of James North, his brother-in-law.For several years a practicing lawyer, and for a number of the last years of his life a justice of the peace, hehad come to be quite extensively known, and respected for his legal knowledge, the accuracy of his decisions, andthe undeviating integrity of his character. He was an honest man; and the innate devotion of the man to the principleof exact justice to all men, and of equal rights to all, was not a dormant or inert principle; it shone out conspicuouslyin his every act, and won the confidence and respect of every man with whom he was brought into connection in thevaried affairs and pursuits of life. The bar say of him, "That we receive the announcement of the death of ourdeparted brother with sentiments of unfeigned sorrow; that in his deceased the bar of St. Lawrence Co. has losta member estimable alike for his accurate knowledge of his profession, his unblemished integrity, his kindly disposition,and many amiable qualities; and our community, a citizen, who, in his private and official relations, was entitledto our unqualified respect. [Source:"Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United St ates FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHANCROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

BARBER, George W., M.D.
De Peyster, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., March 23, (1858) ae. 64. Dr. B. was anative of Windham Co., Vt., whence in 1823 he emigrated to De Peyster before its organization into a township,where he ever after resided, practicing his arduous profession with unusual success, and for more than 20 yearsdischarged the duties of magistrate as an impartial minister of the law. In him were centered those qualities ofhead and heart which distinguish the upright man in whatever circumstances or condition of life he may be placed.His character, adorned by the Christian graces of humanity, charity, and love, is a priceless legacy to his children;and his memory will long be cherished in the affections and respect of the community in which he labored. The townof De Peyster, as a mark of their appreciation of his worth, have erected over his grave a beautiful marble monument,as a testimonial of their respect to his memory. Mrs. Ellen M. Chandler, wife of John B. Chandler, Esq., and daughterof Dr. B., died in De Peyster, March 19, 1858, ae. 25. [Source: "AnnualOBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON:JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


Mrs. Calvin Blanchard is called to her last rest at the age of 79 years and 14 days.
Louisa Granby Blanchard was born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York, August 11, 1834, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. D. Crane, at the age of 79 years and 14 days. In Stockholm, among old puritanical people, she grew to womanhood and at the age of 17 years, married Ramon Page. To this union were born two children, a boy and a girl. The boy grew to manhood and died several years ago. The daughter is now Mrs. C. D. Crane. Mr. Page died in 1855 after spending a short time with his family in Ohio. Mrs. Page then returned to New York with her two children and in 1859 she married Calvin Blanchard. They came to Iowa in 1866 and have lived in this vicinity ever since.Mrs. Blanchard was a noble, grand woman of sterling worth and had a heart of gold. "To know her was to love her." [Jackson Sentinel, August 28, 1913 - Sub by Ken Wright]

BROWN, Alson
The Hon. Alson Brown, Representative in Congress, from the state of New York, died at his residence in Ballston Spa, NY on the 15th ult. [The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, July 10 1840; NP, Sub by FoFG]

CORBIN, David T.
Class of 1857 - DAVID TIMOTHY CORBIN. B. 11 Aug., 1833, Brasher, N.Y. Lawyer and teacher. U.S. Dist. Atty., S.C.,1867-77. Prof. Const. Law, Kent Coll. Of Law. Prof. Int. Law, Lake Forest Univ. Capt. 3rd Vt. Vols. Capt. 13thVet. Res. Corps. Bvt. Major Vols. D. 8 Dec., 1905, Maywood, Ill. [Source: "DartmouthCollege Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler] 

Manitowoc, Wis., April 24. - J. H. Gilba, chief engineer of the steamer Hesper, died here early yesterday of pneumonia. He was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter, who reside in Chicago. He was a member of the Masons and Maccabees. The remains were today sent to Ogdensburg, N. Y., for burial.  [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Apr. 1901; MZ, Sub by FoFG]

APPLETON, April 3.  Judge Joseph E. Harriman died yesterday. He had held the position of county judge for fifteen years, and was a candidate for re-election. Judge Harriman was a native of St. Lawrence county, N.Y., from which place he came to Wisconsin in 1852, settling in Appleton four years later, where he was engaged in trade until 1868. In 1869 he was elected justice of the peace, which position he resigned in 1873 to accept the office of county judge, which position he has since continued to hold by successive re-elections.  [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Friday, 5 Apr. 1889; MZ, Sub. by FoFG]

Pine Grove - Anson Jackson, who was taken to the State hospital at Ogdenburg for treatment about three weeks ago, died at that place Friday.  Fun eral services were held Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the Pine Grove church, Rev. H. L. Bowen, of Otter Creek, officiating; interment at the Wilcox cemetery in Leyden.  He is survived by his widow, one brother, William Jackso n of Watson, and one sister, Mrs. Milton Ford, of Greig. (The Journal and Republican (Lowville, NY) - Thursday, May 27, 1909)

POST, Cornelia
Died, At Ogdensburgh, March 9, Mrs. Cornelia Post, daughter of Mr. Brewster of the American Hotel, Ogdenburgh, aged about 24 years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, June 1, 1853)

ROOT, Capt. Salmon
Died, In the town of Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., June 9th, 1853, Capt. Salmon Root, in the 91st year of his age.  Deceased was born in Farmington, [??], May 14th, 1762.  He entered the service of the continental army in 1777, and continued in the service until the close of the Revolutionary war.  He was for a long time a resident of the town of Martinsburg. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, August 3, 1853)

SEYMOUR, Charlotte Mason
died: November 30, 1924
Mrs. Seymour Dies At Good Old Age Of Ninety-four
Mrs. Charlotte Seymour, an aged and highly respected lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. (Miss) Mary JaneSeymour in Peoria, early Sunday morning, at the advance age of 94 years.
Mrs. Seymour was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, February 12, 1830. She was united in marriage to LewisSeymour in 1846. Ten children were born to this union, five of whom survive, namely, Mrs. (Miss) Mary Jane Seymour,Peoria, Abe Seymour, Adair, Mrs. Emma Winters, Canton, and Jonce of Canton and Lafe of Ipava. Mr. Seymour, whowas a Civil War veteran, died in August 1904. The deceased is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildrenand 4 great great grandchildren.
For many years Mrs. Seymour was a resident of Astoria, until five years ago when she went to Peoria to make herhome with her daughter. The body was brought to Astoria Tuesday noon and taken to Summum where the funeral washeld in the Christian church, conducted by Rev. G. W. Burnett. Interment in the cemetery at that place.  [Astoria Argus-Searchlight, Astoria, IL, Wednesday, December 3, 1924] fromthe collection of Lavina Walton, submitted by S. Hemp]

Death of Silas Wright
We were startled on opening the Buffalo Courier yesterday morning to find in it the announcement of the Death of Silas Wright.  He died on the morning of the 27th ult., at his residence at Canton, St. Lawrence, N. Y., of an apoplectic fit. The news was conveyed to Buffalo by telegraph, and gives no other particulars.  He appears to have been struck down suddenly, without any previous illness to prepare the country for the announcement of so melancholy an event. Deeply will the country mourn the loss of this pure and exalted patriot. Cut off in the midst of a career of eminent usefulness, we look in vai n for a man that can take his place.  A clear headed and far seeing statesman, liberal and always sound in principle – of incorruptible integrity – he was eminently great among the greatest. Taken away at a time when the cause of popular rights and of universal liberty needed peculiarly the aid of this able and mighty champion, his loss is truly a national calamity, and will be universally lamented by a nation that gratefully remembers his personal worth and valuable public services. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 3, 1847; NP, Sub by FoFG]

The Death of Silas Wright
As was supposed, his illness was very brief.  An extra from the Ogdensburg, N.Y. Sentinel gives the following account of it.
“He called at the Post Office in the morning (Friday) which is also the medical office of Dr. Darius Clark, his family physician, and seating himself, was perusing his papers, when he was seized with a pain in the chest, of which he complained, and said that it was extending through his limbs and the they were powerless. His physician was called in, and after receiving some aid, he remained an hour or thereabouts, when Dr. Clark accompanied him to his house.  He took the bed and the Doctor got him into a gentle perspiration and left, a few minutes after which he departed this life from apoplexy.
Silas Wright was a native of Massachusetts.  He was born in the beautiful town of Amherst, on the 24th of May, 1795, and was consequently 52 years old at his death.  At an early age, his parents removed to Vermont, and there, first in her common schools and later in her colleges, Silas Wright received his education.
After studying the profession of Law, in 1819, Mr. Wright settled in the village of Canton.  He at once obtained the confidence of his fellow citizens and during the first year of his residence, held various minor trusts and offices.  In 1823, when 28 years of age, he was raised, without solicitation, to the Senate of the State of New York.  St. Lawrence ws then strongly federal in politics, but the general popularity of the young democrat broke down this stern barrier and he ws triumphantly elected.
In 1826 he was elected a Representative in Congress.  After two terms, he was elected Comptroller of New Yor,, which place he filled until 1833, when he succeeded Gov. Marcy as a Senator of the United States.  He was then but 38 years old. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 10, 1847; NP, Sub by FoFG]

YALE, Barnabas

Died In Norfolk, on the night of October 11th, at his residence, Barnabas Yale, Esq., aged 70 years and a month. The deceased was born in Rupert, Bennington county, Vermont, April 9th, 1784, and at an early age studied law as a profession.  Soon after the organization of Lewis County he removed to Martinsbug, where he followed the practice of law for more than thirty years, holding many posts of honor and trust, and where he leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, November 22, 1854; JD, Sub by FoFG)


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