The Troy Daily Post
1846 – 1851
The Troy Daily Post was a daily newspaper published in Troy. It was first published in 1843 and ran until 1854. Microfilm copies of the newspaper are at the Troy Library and the State Library in Albany.
These records will be of particular interest to Troy area genealogy researchers since the dates of death and marriages predate the 1880 N.Y.S. law on reporting of this information. A number of the 2,343 death records show the age of the individual at the time of death and for many of the married women, the first name of the husband is also shown. Military ranks (Gen., Lieut., Captain, Col., etc.) are indicated for a number of the names in both the death records and the marriage records.
Most of the 2,143 marriage records show the residence of the bride and groom and for those records where the bride is identified as a “Mrs.” this is a clue that the marriage was a second one.
The numbers shown for page/column identifies the page and column number in the Troy Daily Post where the death or marriage notice was published. Death and marriage records published in newspapers for this time period were limited to very brief information such as the name, age and date of death or date of marriage. If the individual was of some prominence, then it is possible that there may be a further story in the paper.
|wdt_ID||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||AGE||DATE OF DEATH||NEWSPAPER DATE||PAGE/ COL.|
|1||Ackley||Benjamin F.||7||December 28, 1846||December 29, 1846||2.3|
|2||Acome||John||45||September 11, 1846||September 12, 1846||2.5|
|3||Adams||Clarrisa L.||26||December 15, 1846||December 17, 1846||2.5|
|4||Adams||Male||16||August 14, 1846||August 20, 1846||2.4|
|5||Adams||Male||16||August 14, 1846||August 25, 1846||2.1|
|6||Adams||Sarah (Mrs. Ezekiel)||90||April 1, 1847||May 20, 1847||2.5|
|7||Adams||William||45||July 17, 1849||August 15, 1849||2.5|
|8||Addington||Charles A||June 21, 1849||June 25, 1849||2.2|
|9||Addington||Charles C||June 21, 1849||June 23, 1849||2.3|
|10||Adler||Male||1849||December 4, 1849||2.2|
|wdt_ID||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RESIDENCE||MARRIAGE DATE||LAST NAME-SPOUSE||FIRST NAME-SPOUSE||RESIDENCE||NEWSPAPER DATE||PAGE/ COL.|
|1||Abbot||John||September 25, 1846||Austin||Julia A.||Lowell, MA||September 26, 1846||2.5|
|2||Ackley||Alfred F.||August 9, 1849||Steward||Sophia A.||Troy, NY||August 10, 1849||2.6|
|3||Acome||Mary Ann||November 18, 1846||Wright||Sidney C.||Troy, NY||November 28, 1846||2.5|
|4||Acome||Richard||November 15, 1846||Hitchcock||Margaret M.||Troy, NY||November 17, 1846||2.5|
|5||Adams||Benjamin F.||December 25, 1850||Downing||Sarah Jane||January 3, 1851||2.4|
|6||Adams||Harriet M.||October 13, 1847||McDowell||Robert||Troy, NY||October 15, 1847||2.4|
|7||Adams||Henry G., Dr.||October 14, 1851||Jackson||Sophia W.||Troy, NY||October 15, 1851||2.6|
|8||Adams||Jacob V.||December 13, 1849||Goodell||Harriet||Brunswick, NY||December 15, 1849||2.5|
|9||Adams||John G.||March 20, 1850||Burtis||Angeline||Watervliet, NY||March 22, 1850||2.4|
|10||Adams||K. H.||May 23, 1849||Finch||Mary||New Hartford, NY||May 25, 1849||2.6|