The Troy Daily Post – Death & Marriage Records

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.

Deaths – 1846-1851

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

Marriages 1846-1851

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
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