The Troy Daily Whig – Death & Marriage Records

1859 – 1868

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 6,747 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 1,620 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 292 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 24 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.

Deaths – 1859-1868

wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE DATE OF DEATH NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COLUMN NO.
1 Abbot William 0 April 30, 1865 May 1, 1865 3.2
2 Abbott Thomas 0 1862 September 13, 1862 3.3
3 Abos Theodore, Sergt. 0 1865 May 24, 1865 3.3
4 Acker J. (Priv. or Corp) (See Heker, J.) 0 January 16, 1865 January 25, 1865 3.2
5 Acker J. (Priv. or Corp) (See Heker, J.) 0 January 16, 1865 January 27, 1865 3.3
6 Ackley James Y. 0 January 3, 1864 January 5, 1864 3.4
7 Adams Amos 0 November 14, 1862 November 17, 1862 3.2
8 Adams Annie Gertrude 6 August 9, 1863 August 11, 1863 3.4
9 Adams Barent or Barney 75 January 30, 1866 January 31, 1866 3.1,3
10 Adams Harriet (Mrs. Jacob V.) 28 April 13, 1859 April 18, 1859 2.4

Marriages – 1859-1868

wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME RESIDENCE MARRIAGE DATE LAST NAME- SPOUSE FIRST NAME- SPOUSE RESIDENCE NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COL
1 Abbott Henry D. May 2, 1861 Tilford Lizzie Troy, NY May 11, 1861 3.5
2 Abel Mary A. June 2, 1868 Jones M. V. B. West Troy, NY June 9, 1868 5.3
3 Adair Maggie October 19, 1865 Blow Peter B. Troy, NY October 24, 1865 3.5
4 Adams Clara June 22, 1865 Pine James K. Troy, NY June 24, 1865 3.5
5 Adams Clara June 22, 1865 Pine James K. Troy, NY June 23, 1865 3.4,5
6 Adams Clara June 22, 1865 Price James K. Troy, NY June 22, 1865 3.4,5
7 Adams Frank M. 1867 Chamberlain Lee Lansingburgh, NY September 14, 1867 5.1
8 Adams Henrietta H. November 25, 1862 Winans Ogden J. December 3, 1862 2.6
9 Adams James H. June 28, 1865 McMurray Julia Lansingburgh, NY June 29, 1865 3.4
10 Adams Robert May 26, 1859 Schuyler Julia F. Troy, NY May 28, 1859 2.6
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