The Troy Post – Death Records

The Troy Post was a weekly newspaper published in Troy. It was first published in 1812 by William S. Parker and Pelatiah Bliss until 1823, when Parker began publishing the Troy Sentinel newspaper. Microfilm copies of the newspaper are at the Troy Library and the State Library in Albany.

The 608 death records that were published in the Troy Post will be of particular interest to Troy area genealogy researchers since the date of death predates the 1880 N.Y.S. law on reporting of this information. A number of the records show the age of the individual at the time of death and for many of the married women, the name of the husband is also shown. Military ranks (Gen., Lieut., Captain, Col., etc.) are indicated for a number of the names.

The numbers shown for page/column identifies the page and column number in the Troy Post where the death notice was published. Death records published in newspapers for this time period were limited to very brief information such as the name, age and date of death. If the individual was of some prominence, then it is possible that there may be a further story in the paper.

September 1, 1812 – July 1, 1823

wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE DATE OF DEATH NEWSPAPER DATE PAGE/ COLUMN NO.
1 Adair Robert August 4, 1822 August 13, 1822 3.2
2 Adams Herman, Mrs. December 29, 1822 December 31, 1822 3.4
3 Adams Mrs. 84 March 13, 1821 March 20, 1821 3.4
4 Adams Nathanial, Col. 49 March 9, 1823 March 11, 1823 3.4
5 Adamson John 32 April 30, 1823 May 6, 1823 3.3
6 Adriance George March 25, 1822 April 2, 1822 3.3
7 Adriance George C. 48 March 11, 1822 April 9, 1822 3.4
8 Aldridge Martha (Mrs. Stephen Jr.) 36 December 6, 1819 December 14, 1819 3.4
9 Allen David 45 May 11, 1820 May 16, 1820 3.4
10 Allen Edy Ann 7 August 27, 1820 September 5, 1820 2.4

 

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