District of Bedford Times and General Advertiser (Sweetsburg) 24 August 1866, 24 September 1869. Vital records

District of Bedford Times and General Advertiser (Sweetsburg) 24 August 1866, 24 September 1869. Transcribes Vital record listings
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3 April 1868
At Stanbridge, on the 20th ult., Mrs. A. J. H. Gilmour, of a daughter.

At Cowansville, March 25th, by the Rev. Charles P. Watson, Mr. James Jones, of Cowansville, to Miss Mary Leggette, of the same place.

At. Cowansville, March 3rd, by the Rev. Charles P. Watson, Mr. Albert Getty, of Stanbridge, to Miss Charlotte Robinson, of the same place.

At St. George's Church, Granby, on the 18th ult., Mr. Thomas H. Cox, of West Shefford, to Martha M., daughter of Mr. Joseph Seale of Granby.

Recently, in the state of Iowa, Mary Angeline, the beloved wife of Mr. James Kennedy.  The funeral took place at Granby on the arrival of the body.

At Eldon Prairie, Minnesota, on the 9th of February last, Sarah Ceramick,  the beloved wife of Richard Neil, formerly of Granby, aged 64 years.

3 Jan 1868
At the residence of the Bride's Father, Brome, on the 24th December, by the Rev. Mr. Fowler, Mr. Marvin G. Holly, to Miss Virtue Snow.

3 Sept 1869
At St. Paul's Church, Knowlton, 1st Sept., by the Rev. R. Lindsay, assisted by Rev. D. Lindsay,  Waterford  L. Marler, Esq., Merchants' Bank, Montreal, to Sarah K., second and youngest daughter of Hiram S. Foster, Esq., Knowlton, Brome, P.Q.

5 Oct. 1866
At the residence of the bride's brother, C. H. Boright, Esq., Sweetsburg, on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. T. W. Fyles, Captain James  C. Pettes to Miss Emma Boright.

On the 2nd inst., by the Rev. J. C. Davidson, Mr. Stephen A. Maynard, to Miss Eliza T. Larkin, both of Dunham.

On the 2nd inst., at the residence of the bridegroom's father, in the Township of Brome, C. F., by the Rev. William Seales, Methodist Minister at Knowlton, John E. Macfarlane, farmer, to Margaret, only daughter of William Miller,  nail and rivet manufacturer, of Dumbarton, Scotland.

On the 24th ult., of  appoplexy, at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Jesse S. Martin, Dunham C.E., Mrs. Eliza Martin Schofield, widow of the late Robert Noble, in the 73rd year of her age.

6  Aug  1869

Unclaimed Letters
List of Letters remaining uncalled for in the Sweetsburg Post Office, on the 31st July, 1869.
Besgette, Alfred                   Labonte, Isaac
Bourne, Milton  3             Manson, Manley, 2
Bo?ton, Mrs. Sybel              McCleay, James, 2nd
Bowker, Mrs. L. D.              Moorehouse, Anne J.
Benham, Miss Matilda         Parsons, Kate I.
Bump, Miss Mary A.            Parsons, Lucy
Clohessy, Michael                Reid, W. E.
Clohessy, Mrs. Catherine     Runihon, James
Challon, Joseph                    Runihon, John
Delair, Miss Mary                Raymond, C. A.
Dotey, M.                             Smith, Jennie B.
Fuller, Mrs. Charles 2          Smith. C. B.
Fitchett, Nelson                    Shufelt, Mrs. Jane
Gee, William                        Spatford, Geo. S.  2
Gleason, Hiram                    Taeto, John
Gordon, Mrs. P.                    Turner, Edwin
Hastings, W. R.                     Wilkinson, Thos.  2
Ingalls, Mrs. Geo.                 Wells, Mrs. Jane
Kathan, Mrs. Hattie              Wood, Miss Priscilla
Livingston, James                 Wilkins, Geo. E.        

The figure after some of the names donate the number of letters to the same address.
C H. Boright, Post Master.  Sweetsburgh Post Office July 31st, 1869.

7 Dec. 1866
At Farnham Centre, on Nov. 26, Mrs. James A. Breaky of a son.

Dec. 4th by Rev. C. P. Watson, at the residence of bride's father.  John Dwyer of North Shefford to Margaret Patten, of Brome.

At his residence, in Bedford, C. E., on the afternoon of the 30th ult., George Clayes, Esq. aged 74 years.

8 Mar 1867
On Monday, the 4th inst., Mr. Benjamin Wilson, Knowlton, to Miss Eliza Bullard, of the same place.

On the 4th Feb. by Rev. J. S. Orr, Samuel Gleason, to Miss Ellen Amelia Wright, both of Farnham East.

On the 5th instant, by the same,  Rodney Hutchins, Esq. merchant, to Miss Matilda Leslie, both of East Farnham Village.

9 Aug. 1867   
At West Brome, suddenly, on the 3rd instant, Mrs. Richard Scott, aged 63 years.

13 Nov. 1868 
By the Rev. A. Desnoyers, at the R. O. Church, Knowlton, on the 9th inst., Mr. Charles Gauvin, of Bolton, to Miss Elmira Founier, of Knowlton, Brome.

13 Nov. 1868
By the Rev. H. Fowler, at the residence of the bride's father, on the 9th inst., Levi R. Whitman, of St. Armand East, to Miss Betsey M., daughter of Ashley Smith, Esq., of North Sutton, P. Q.

13 Sept 1867
At Stanbridge, on the 19th August, James Seagel, Esq., aged 65 years.

15 Jan. 1869
STANBRIDGE LODGE.-The following officers of Stanbridge Lodge, No. 117, A.F. & A.M. were installed on Tuesday, January 5, 1869, by V. W. Bro. J. H. Graham, L.L.D., D.D.G.M., of the Eastern Townships:
C.A. Rice, W.M.
J. A. Tree, S. W.
L. Snyder, J. W.
E. J. Briggs. Chap.
N. M. Blian, Treas.
A. H. J. Gilmour, Secy.
A. Stone, S. D.
D. Daniels J.D.
M. V. Bryan Steward
R. Alo??brack Steward
H. C. Blinn  D. of C.
D. C. Tree, I. G.
J. H. O'Detl, Tyler

Donation.--  On the 7th instant, the friends of the Baptist Church at Abbots Corner made their pastor, Rev. M. Howard, a donation visit, and after spending the afternoon and evening very pleasantly, went home, leaving $51 worth of property, mostly money.

15 Jan 1869
Whereas my wife, Johanna  Doyle, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid any one harboring or trusting her on my account as I will not be responsible for any debts of her contracting after this date.
James Berry   Dunham, P. Q.  Jan. 2, 1869

15 Mar 1867
Found Dead:
An old man named Henry Grady was found lying dead near the residence of Dr. M. R. Meigs, at the village of Bedford, about  4 o'clock in the afternoon of Monday last.  The deceased was removed to the Town Hall.  Joshua Camberlin, Esq., the Coroner for the District, being notified, attended the following day, and after summoning a Jury proceeded to investigate the cause of the sudden death of deceased, when the following verdict was rendered--''That Henry Grady died suddenly, accidently, by the visitation of God and not otherwise.''  The deceased was about sixty years of age, a native of Ireland and has lived in Stanbridge for many years.  He lost his wife about three years ago, and since that time he appears to have had no fixed place of abode.  He was buried by the Municipal authorities shortly after the inquest, the Rev. George Slack, Rural Dean, officiating.

The Directors of the Stanbridge Cheese Manufacturing Company met on Monday last, and decided to receive tenders immediately for the construction of a cheese factory at Bedford.  Thirteen hundred and fifty dollars is already subscribed.

No. 14 Company Volunteers, Stanbridge, Capt. Bockus, Bedford Battalion, has just commenced its annual drill, Mr. G. Sulley is acting as Instructor.  The company is progressing remarkably well.

15 May 1868
At Iron Hill on the 4th inst., highly respected by all who knew her, Mrs. Anna Palmer, wife of Harvey Palmer, in the 67 year of her age.
''Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours.''

At West Shefford, on the 3rd inst., of heart disease, J. P. Savage, in the 76th year of his age.

16 Nov. 1866
At Plattsburg, N.Y., on the 8th inst., at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. F. Widmer,  Prince H. Mansfield, of East Farnham, C. E., to Emma F. eldest daughter of O. F. Blinn, Esq., of Plattsburg, N. Y.

17 Sept 1869
At Ivy Cottage, Cowansville, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. C. P. Watson, assisted by the Rev. A. Duff, of Sherbrooke,  W. P. Carter, Esq., of Fairfield, Cowansville, to Anna Amelia, eldest daughter to Rev. Chas. Mackay, of St. John, N.B.  No cards.

At East Franklin, on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. Edwin Prouty, Mr. Daniel H. Wiliy, to Miss Adeline A. Jeune, both of St. Armand, P. Q.

At Williston, Vt., 31st August, by the Rev. T. I. Lewis, of Boston, Mass., Dr. A. P. Whitney, of New Orleans, La., to Miss Harriet Augusta Whitney of Cowansville, Dunham, P.Q.

20 Mar 1868
In Barton, Vt., on the 3rd inst., at the Hall of Phoenix Lodge of Good Templars, by Rev. A. Robinson, Mr. Jewett L. C. Corlis, of Sutton, P. Q. to Miss Roena Amelia Wheeler, of Barton, Vt.

In Dunham, near Farnham Centre, on the 9th instant, of inflammation of the bowels, Charles Richard, only and beloved son of Mr. John H. Bell, aged 3 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

In Potton, P.Q., on the 8th inst., Martha J. Miltimore, wife of Horace Green, Esq., aged 58 years.  Deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

At Cote St. Paul, near Montreal, at her son's residence, Martha Page, widow of Learins Carver, on the 16th March.  In her 78th year.

22 Mar 1867
On the 12th instant, by the Rev. J. C. Davidson, Mr. George A. Adams, second son of George Adams, Esq., of Adamsville, to Miss Sarah V. Douglas, of East Farnham.

On the 24th February, at his residence in Brome, Charles Burbank, aged 61 years.
After six weeks of severe suffering, which he bore with Christian patience gave good evidence of his acceptance with God.  He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.  Funeral services by the writer.--C. Kirby.

At Sweetsburg, on the 20th inst., William R. Foster, aged 37 years.

23 Nov 1866
In Waterloo, on the 14th instant, the wife of E.S. Reynolds, of a son.

24 Apr 1868
Local and District News:
Many of the farmers and lovers of fine horses of this County will learn with regret that Mr. Andrew TenEyck, of Dunham, has sold his celebrated Black Hawk stock horse to Mr. F. Chambers, and that he is going out of the country, but he leaves behind some of the best colts ever raised in the County of Missisquoi.

Fatal Accident:
It is our painful duty to record another fatal accident at our slate quarry.  While at work on Monday morning one of the guys of the derrick gave way and fell on the head of a young man named Peter McLean, formerly of Melbourne, P.Q., killing him instantly.  The corner was telegraphed, but through sickness, could not attend.  Dr. Abbott and H. Hungerford, Esq., J.P., examined the body, and also some of the workmen who were present at the time of the accident, and gave it as their opinion that the accident was purely accidental.  The remains were conveyed to Melbourne on Tuesday, where we understand, they will be interred. --Granby G?????

24 Apr 1868
Sudden Death.-- A Montreal paper says that on Thursday, the 16th, an inquest was held by  Dr. Turcotte, coronor of *illegible* on the body of  Mr. Henri, St. Armand  a respectable citizen of that *illegible*. Aged ?? years,  who was found dead in his bed from congestion of the brain.

24 Aug 1866
At Dunham, on the 19th inst., the wife of A. D. Stevens, M.D., of a son

At Farnham East, on the 19th inst., Sophia Cowie, widow of the late Dr. Newell, aged 71 years.

At Knowlton, on the 13th inst., Austin Wheeler, Esq., in the 70 year of his age.

25 Oct 1867
On the 17th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Sutton, P. Q., Mr. P. Hardy of Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, U.S. to Miss Melinda J., third daughter of Mr. Daniel C. Dyer, of Sutton.

At Trinity Church, Montreal, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. J. P. Dumoulin, Dr. H. W. Wood of Sweetsburg, E.T., to Jane M., eldest daughter of Mr. J. Barton on Montreal.

26 Oct. 1866
At. Granby, on the 22nd instant, Olive S. Willard, widow of the late Edward Bradford, Esq., of the same place, aged 27 years.  She was born in Sheldon, Vt., July 16, 1839

At Knowlton, on the 18th instant, Peter Taylor, Esq., formerly of Montreal, aged 51 years.
Montreal papers please copy.

At Chicago, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, after an illness of fourteen hours, of cholera, Henry F. Moore, Esq., eldest son of the Hon. P. H. Moore, M.L.C., aged 43 years.  For over twelve years Mr. Moore has been a resident of this city (Chicago), and has ever been esteemed by all who knew him, not only as a man scrupulously honorable and honest in business, but as a cultivated and  re??ed gentleman in all his social relations.  His *3 words illegible* and character entered into all the transactions  of his life, and its influence was felt throughout the whole circle of his acquaintances.
Few men die leaving behind them so spotless a life as their monument.
The announcement of his decease was read with the most deep felt grief by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Mr. Moore came to this city in 1853 and for many years has been known in business circles as the senior member of the firm of H.F. & C.S. Moore, Commission Merchants.  He was born at Grove Cottage, near Philipsburg, Canada East, and was the oldest son of the well known and much respected Hon. Philip H. Moore, M.L.C.  The deceased by his integrity his keen sense of honour, by his genial disposition  and kindness of heart, had surrounded himself with many friends, and to them his untimely death will prove an enduring loss. --Chicago Tribune

28 Sept 1866
O n the 24th inst., at the residence of the bride's brother, Township of Dunham, by the Rev. C. P. Watson, Congregational Minister, Mr. Andrew Getty, of Northfield, Vt., to Miss Janet Wallace, of Dunham.

In Potton C.F., February 20th 1866 Betsey Burnett, wife of James Miltimore.  Aged 37 years and seven months.

In Sutton, O. F., March 26th, Miss Elvira Miltimore, Daughter of William and Hepsibeth Miltimore.  Aged 24 years.

31 Aug 1866
At Brome, on the 22nd inst., Mrs. Soloman Benham, aged 57 years.

31 Jan 1868
At Cowansville, on the 17th instant, George Willard, aged 67 years, formerly of Sheldon, Vermont.