Death & Marriage Records
The Troy Daily Whig was first published in 1834 by James M. Stevenson and Alex. McCall. It was formed by the union of the Daily Troy Press and the Troy American.
These newspaper 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 821 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. A small number of entries with a “col.” (small c) after the first name designates a person of color.
Most of the 1,749 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. In a number of cases you will be able to ascertain the maiden name of the bride.
While 492 of the marriage records showed no indication of residence, those records where the residence was reported are of interest as they show numerous cities and towns throughout New York State as well as 22 other states and 3 foreign countries.
The numbers shown for page/column identifies the page and column number in the Troy Daily Whig 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.
Troy Weekly Whig 1834-1839 Deaths
|wdt_ID||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||AGE||DATE OF DEATH||NEWSPAPER DATE||PAGE/ COL|
|1||Austin||Male||June 10, 1839||June 18, 1839||2.5|
|2||Barker||Perrin, Dr.||March 16, 1838||April 17, 1838||3.5|
|3||Bayeux||Martha Vail||1||August 25, 1835||September 1, 1835||1.4|
|4||Bedell||G. T., Rev.||August 30, 1834||September 9, 1834||2.5|
|5||Bencraft||Henry||19 mos||February 21, 1835||February 24, 1835||3.1|
|6||Besse||Peleg W.||49||October 24, 1835||October 27, 1835||3.4|
|7||Blackburn||Samuel||January 3, 1837||January 10, 1837||2.6|
|8||Bouton||R. M., Mrs.||August 26, 1834||September 2, 1834||1.4|
|9||Brackett||Charles||19||March 4, 1837||March 14, 1837||4.5|
|10||Bradford||Thomas||94||May 7, 1838||May 15, 1838||3.5|
|wdt_ID||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RESIDENCE||MARRIAGE DATE||LAST NAME SPOUSE||FIRST NAME SPOUSE||RESIDENCE||NEWSPAPER DATE||PAGE/ COL.|
|1||Blanchard||Mary, Mrs.||December 20, 1836||Sherwood||Lemuel, Capt.||Hoosick, NY||January 3, 1837||2.6|
|2||Blansham||Cornelius||September 25, 1834||Salisbury||Jane||Castleton, NY||September 30, 1834||3.4|
|3||Cole||John||September 27, 1834||Horton||Jane||Sand Lake, NY||September 30, 1834||3.4|
|4||Fake||Henry||October 16, 1837||Fellows||??||October 31, 1837||1.6|
|5||Fellows||??||October 16, 1837||Fake||Henry||October 31, 1837||1.6|
|6||Finnerty||Mary||February 13, 1836||Manning||Michael||February 16, 1836||3.5|
|7||Godfrey||Hannah M.||April 14, 1838||Nichols||John J.||Berlin, NY||April 24, 1838||3.5|
|8||Gole||Eliza Ann||April 15, 1838||Russell||Levi||Pittstown, NY||April 17, 1838||3.5|
|9||Green||Esther H.||April 19, 1835||Randolph||John F.||Shiloh, NJ||April 24, 1835||3.5|
|10||Hall||Rebecca||September 21, 1837||Stevenson||James||Argyle, NY||October 17, 1837||4.4|