The Troy Daily Whig 1839 – 1848

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 2,814 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. Any entry with a “col.” (small c) after the first name designates a person of color.

Most of the 4,486 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 927 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 25 other states and 7 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.

Deaths – 1839-1848

wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE DATE OF DEATH NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COLUMN NO.
1 Abrahams Azaria 69 May 26, 1843 May 27, 1843 2.5
2 Abrahams David D. 36 April 1, 1844 April 3, 1844 2.5
3 Ackerson Catherine 17 August 6, 1842 August 10, 1842 2.4
4 Ackley Elizabeth Ellis (Mrs. Philander) 24 June 21, 1842 June 22, 1842 2.3
5 Ackley Elizabeth Ellis (Mrs. Philander) 24 June 21, 1842 June 25, 1842 2.6
6 Ackley Male 10 December 28, 1846 December 29, 1846 2.5
7 Adams A. B. Brayton (Mrs. C. H.) 25 February 14, 1842 February 17, 1842 2.6
8 Adams Betsey (Mrs. Warren L.) December 21, 1840 December 22, 1840 2.5
9 Adams Charles Henry 8 mos. May 7, 1840 May 14, 1840 2.6
10 Adams Clarissa L. 26 December 15, 1846 December 17, 1846 3.1

Marriages – 1839-1848

wdt_ID LAST NAME  FIRST NAME RESIDENCE MARRIAGE DATE LAST NAME- SPOUSE FIRST NAME- SPOUSE RESIDENCE NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COL
1 Abbot Frances P. August 30, 1844 Wellington Elijah F. Galena, IL September 3, 1844 2.5
2 Abbot Walter H. December 8, 1844 Welch Hannah M. Pittstown, NY December 28, 1844 2.6
3 Abbott Elizabeth January 15, 1842 McChesney William Brunswick, NY January 18, 1842 2.6
4 Abbott George July 18, 1846 Cole Catharine Troy, NY March 3, 1847 2.7
5 Abbott James April 17, 1842 Nichols Melissa Sand Lake, NY April 23, 1842 2.4
6 Abbott John September 25, 1846 Austin Julia A. Dracut, MA September 26, 1846 2.7
7 Abbott Sarah September 1, 1846 Brown Enoch, Jr. Brunswick, NY September 2, 1846 2.6
8 Abel Charles December 20, 1848 Bates Margaret Ann Albany, NY December 21, 1848 2.7
9 Abel William A., Col. December 8, 1842 Kellogg E. Semanthe Ann Arbor, MI December 26, 1842 2.6
10 Ackley Mary January 8, 1839 Edwin James Lansingburgh, NY January 18, 1839 2.6
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