This collection originally included listings of marriages, deaths, obituaries, and other notices from The Village Record, published in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
It has been expanded to include records that shed light on emigration patterns, customs and traditions, important events, medical history, biographical data, and more.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 3, 1810 — Marriage — In Philadelphia, on Thursday the 28th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Rogers, Dr. THOMAS SEAL, of Chester county, to Miss MARTHA FLEMING, of Delaware county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 3, 1810 — Marriage — On the 21st ult., Mr. JOHN NUTT, of East Fallowfield, to Miss ELIZABETH HAIR, of the same place.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 31, 1810 — Marriage — On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Thomas Cheney, Mr. JOHN SPEAKMAN, to Miss MARTHA KELL, daughter of Andrew Kell.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 31, 1810 — Marriage — On Wednesday last, by Thomas Bradley, Esq., Mr. JOHN LONGSTRETH, jr. of Charlestown township, Chester county, to Miss ANN STUART, of Greensburg, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on April 18, 1810 — Marriage — At Friends’Meeting, on Thursday last, JOSEPH JACKSON, of West Chester, to REBECCA JEFFERIS, daughter of Emmor Jefferis, of East Bradford township, Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on May 16, 1810 — Marriage — At Friends’Meeting on Fifth Day the 10th inst. ROBERT SHARPLES, of Delaware county, to ELIZA DOWNING, daughter of Jacob Downing, of Philadelphia.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on June 13, 1810 — Marriage — On Thursday evening the 31st ult. at James Chamberlain, in the Village of Marshalton, by Moses Marshall, Esq. Mr. JOEL PYLE, of Pennsbury, to Miss OLIVE CARRINGTON, of East Marlborough.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on June 13, 1810 — Marriage — On Thursday last, by Daniel Evans, Esq. Mr. WILLIAM ALLISON to Miss CATHARINE CLEAR, both of Brandywine township, Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on June 13, 1810 — Marriage — In this borough on Thursday last, ENOCH YARNALL, ESQ. of Willistown township, to Mrs. ELIZABETH JACKSON, of West Chester.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on September 19, 1810 — Marriage — On the 5th inst. by M. Marshall, esq. at Marshalton, Mr. JAMES WALTON, to Miss ESTHER YEARSLEY, both of Westtown. Also, Mr. ROBERT YEARSLEY, of Westtown, to Miss HANNAH YEARSLEY, of Birmingham.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 3, 1810 — Marriage — MARRIED, on the 13th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Jones, Mr. JAMES MASSEY, to Miss HANNAH HIBBERT, both of Willistown township, Chester county.
- The American Republican on December 18, 1810 — Marriage — In Philadelphia, by the Rev. Mr. Rogers, on the 6th inst. Capt. JOSEPH HOFFMAN, of Goshen, to Mrs. KATHARINE EVANS, of Uwchlan township, Chester county.
- The American Republican on December 18, 1810 — Marriage — In Sadsbury, by Thomas Hope, Esq. on the 22d ult. CHARLES WALLACE, of West Fallowfield, to Mrs. ABIGAIL HALLOWELL, of the same township.
- The American Republican on December 18, 1810 — Marriage — At Friends’Meeting, in East Caln, on 4th Day, the 12th inst. WILLIAM DEWEES, of West Caln, to DEBE HOOPS, of Brandywine township, and county afforesaid.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 10, 1810 — Death — On Thursday last, at Wilmington, Delaware, Mr. RICHARD BOWEN, Student of Medicine; son of Mr. John Bowen, of West Whiteland, in this county. He was interred in Friends’Burial Ground, at Goshen, in this county, on Sunday. The deceased was about 22 years of age…
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 10, 1810 — Death — At Downingtown on Wednesday last, and was interred in Friends’Burial Ground, the Friday following, JAMES WEBB, Esq., in the 76th year of his age. He retained his faculties to the last; was a man of sound understanding, and had been High Sheriff of Lancaster county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 24, 1810 — Death — In Lisbon, Cumberland county, on Sunday, the 7th ult. Dr. WILLIAM A. TODD. He practiced, with success, for many years, within this county, as a Physician and Surgeon.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on January 24, 1810 — Death — On Wednesday last, the 17th inst. at Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle county, in the State of Delaware, ANN CHANDLER, in the 90th year of her age, and was interred in friends’burial ground at Centre, on the Saturday following. She left six Great Grand Children, to survive her.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on July 18, 1810 — Death — On Tuesday the 3d inst. in West Nantmeal township, Chester county, Mrs. ELEANOR CRILEY, wife of Conrad Criley, aged about 40 years.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on November 7, 1810 — Death — DIED, on the 18th day of October last, near Downingtown, Chester county, ELIZABETH THOMAS, wife of John Thomas, and daughter of Richard Downing, esq. of Downingtown. She has left a tender husband, and an only child, too young to know its loss, and an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances to bewail their irreparable loss…
- The American Republican on December 18, 1810 — Death — DIED – In West Nantmeal township, Chester county, on the 10th inst. Mr. THOMAS VANCE, in the 28th year of his age. He had been lingering for some months, and in his last moments expressed a full assurance of a future immortality, in the realms of peace.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on February 28, 1810 — Disaster — We are sorry to state that, on the 26th inst. Mr. Thos. Davisvaluable Paper mill, in Uwchlan township, Chester county with a great stock of rags, was consumed by fire. Mr. John Dowlingrist mill, almost adjoining, shared the same fate, with a large quantity of grain. The former loss is computed at 15,000 dollars; the latter, it is supposed, will not fall short of 5000.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on March 7, 1810 — Disaster — We are requested to publish a more particular account of the distressing fire which we gave an imperfect sketch of, in our last weekpaper. This sad catastrophe opens a wide field for the exercise of the best feelings of the heart, in our opulent citizens; and let those in less opulent circumstances, impart a little, even the widowmite will not be forgotten. – Editor It appears that the fire was communicated from a chimney, in Thomas Davis dwelling house, to his paper mill close adjoining, and from thence to the grist mill and a large barn, belonging to John Dowlin, all of which with their contents, consisting of paper, rags, grain, &c were entirely consumed in less than two hours from the first appearance of the fire. The wind blowing a gale, nothing could exceed or impede the rapid progress of the fire. A part of the dwelling in which the fire first broke out and a kitchen, were saved from destruction, with partial injury, from their windward situation, and the exertions of the neighbors, who assembled in great numbers, and made every exertion in their power to save the property. The joint loss sustained by the sufferers is computed at 14,000 dollars. We cannot forbear noticing, as an example for imitation, the laudable and persevering exertions of James Wilson, of Uwchlan township, who, at the very moment when several active young men on the roof of the kitchen, were nearly exhausted, and were importuned to descend, or they would be enveloped in the flames, entreated them not to abandon their stations, and resolutely sprang to their assistance, by which means his building was eventually saved, with sustaining only partial injury.
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