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 3,777 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 3,233 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 548 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 30 other states and 12 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  1849-1858
wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE DATE OF DEATH NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COLUMN NO.
1 Abbot George W. 53 March 13, 1853 March 16, 1853 2.6
2 Ackerman Jasper 1857 July 17, 1857 Retracted 2.7
3 Ackerman Jasper 1857 July 4, 1857 2.3
4 Ackerman Jasper 1857 July 4, 1857 Retracted 2.7
5 Ackley Alfred F. 27 May 3, 1853 May 4, 1853 2.6
6 Ackley Tauson ? (Mrs. Lot) April 2, 1855 April 3, 1855 2.5
7 Acome Margaret Matilda (Mrs. Richard) March 1, 1853 March 2, 1853 2.6
8 Acome Margaret Matilda (Mrs. Richard) March 1, 1853 March 8, 1853 2.2
9 Acome Margaret Matilda (Mrs. Richard) March 1, 1853 March 9, 1853 3.1
10 Adams Elijah E. 74 September 27, 1853 September 28, 1853 2.5
Marriages  1849-1858
wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME RESIDENCE MARRIAGE DATE LAST NAME- SPOUSE FIRST NAME- SPOUSE RESIDENCE NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COL
1 Abbot Charles H. August 29, 1853 Beach Julia A. Michigan September 5, 1853 2.5
2 Abbot Ira June 23, 1853 Williams Charlotte, Mrs. Troy, NY June 24, 1853 2.6
3 Abbott Kate M. January 25, 1853 Tomb J. S. L., Rev. January 27, 1853 2.6
4 Abell Carnelia Clara January 1, 1854 Crandal William Lusk Syracuse, NY January 5, 1854 2.6
5 Abrahams Harriet Ann June 31, 1852 Knappin Charles H. July 21, 1852 2.6
6 Ackley Alfred F. August 9, 1849 Steward Sophia A Troy, NY August 10, 1849 3.1
7 Ackley James Y. June 2, 1849 Parsons Helen Troy, NY June 5, 1849 2.7
8 Ackley Lot July 17, 1855 Ransom Catherine, Mrs. Troy, NY July 28, 1855 2.5
9 Ackley Lot July 17, 1855 Ransom Catherine, Mrs. Troy, NY July 30, 1855 2.6
10 Acome Sarah, Mrs. April 2, 1851? Overrocker John M. Troy, NY November 1, 1852 2.7
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