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 April 30, 1817 — Marriage — On the 14th inst. by Wm. Everhart, esq. Mr. JAMES COVENTON, to Miss HANNAH CARPENTER, both of Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 15, 1817 — Marriage — On Thursday the 2d inst. in Philadelphia, by the Rev. Doctor Stoughton, Mr. WILLIAM HAWLEY, Jr. to Miss DEBORAH TAYLOR, both of Westtown township, Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 22, 1817 — Marriage — On the 16th inst. at Friends Meeting in Kennett township, THOMAS JENKINSON to EDITH HARLAN, daughter of Samuel Harlan, all of the same township.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on November 5, 1817 — Marriage — On Thursday the 23d ult. by James McFarlan, Esq. Mr. JOHN S. MATLACK of West Goshen, to Miss SARAH ENTRIKEN of East Bradford, both of Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on November 26, 1817 — Marriage — On the 20th inst. at Friends Meeting, Birmingham, THOMAS HOOPES to ELIZA DARLINGTON, daughter of Abraham Darlington, Esq.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on November 26, 1817 — Marriage — On the 20th inst at Friends Meeting, West Bradford, WILLIAM WICKERSHAM to ANN WORTH daughter of Thomas Worth.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 10, 1817 — Marriage — On Thursday the 4th inst. in Philadelphia, by the Rev. Dr. Staughton, Mr. EZEKIEL WHITE of West Chester, to Miss AMELIA DICKS, of West Goshen, both of Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 24, 1817 — Marriage — On Thursday the 18th instant, in Weston, by the Rev. Charles Moore, Mr. THOMAS SLACK to Miss ELIZA DAVIS.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 31, 1817 — Marriage — On the 27th Nov. by Wm. Everhart, Esq. Mr. J. PETERSON to Miss ANN STIDHAM. On the 25th of Dec. Mr. NORRIS HALL to Miss ELIZABETH FRAME, all of Chester county. On the same day, Mr. DAVID SMITH of Delaware county, to Miss MARY JAMES, of Chester county.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on June 4, 1817 — Death — On Saturday last, in Westtown township, Chester county, GEORGE WILLIAMSON. Also in Goshen on Saturday morning last, the widow CAVE.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on August 20, 1817 — Death — In Westtown, on Saturday last, CHARLES OSBORNE, at an advanced age.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on August 20, 1817 — Death — On the 5th inst., in Montgomery county, DANIEL LEVERING, Esq.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on August 27, 1817 — Death — In Lower Providence township, Mr. THOMAS VANDERSLICE, sen.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on August 27, 1817 — Death — At the Elutherian mills, on the Brandywine, near Wilmington, in the state of Delaware, on the 6th inst. and in the 78th year of his age, PETER SAMUEL DUPONT (de Nemours) Member of the Institute of France, and Councellor of State; a gentleman long eminent, both in Europe and America, for his talents as a politician and an author, and his virtues as a man.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on September 17, 1817 — Death — DIED – On Monday evening, the 15th inst. in East Bradford township, SAMUEL COPE, sen. a respectable member of the Society of Friends. The deceased had attained to a good old age, as the next month would have completed his 91st year. He has been gathered like a shock of corn fully ripe to the garner of his master – The singular longevity of the family is worthy of remark. The father of the deceased had eight children – six sons and two daughters – A few years ago when the first of them died, the average aged of the eight was 81 years and 6 months. There are still five living the youngest of whom is 79 – the eldest 93. The family have been remarkable for Temperance and Early rising. The deceased will be interred in West Bradford burying ground on Thursday. The procession to leave the house at half past 9 A.M.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on September 24, 1817 — Death — On Friday morning the 19th September, Miss SARAH BULL, daughter of Col. Thomas Bull, in the 39th year of her age.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on September 24, 1817 — Death — At Pittsburgh, on the 3d instant, of the Typhus fever, STEPHEN VAN RENSELAER FORWARD, Esq. aged 22 years. (It is scarcely a month since we announced his marriage.)
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on September 24, 1817 — Death — Departed this life on Sunday morning the 30th August, Mrs. ANN BULL, wife of Thomas Bull, in the 72d year of her age.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 8, 1817 — Death — On Tuesday evening the 30th ult. SUSANNAH DARLINGTON, and on the next evening MARY ANN DARLINGTON, children of Thomas Darlington, of Westtown. They were buried in the same grave on Thursday last; they fell victims to the dysentery.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 8, 1817 — Death — On Thursday last, about 4 oP.M. after four days illness, WILLIAM HEMPHILL, Esq. of this borough, in the 41st year of his age…He was followed to the grave on Saturday afternoon by a very large concourse of weeping relatives and friends…
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 8, 1817 — Death — DIED – In Sadsburyville, Chester county, on the 27th ult. of a consumption, which she bore with christian fortitude, Mrs. SARAH T. MILLER, daughter of Mr. James Trueman, and wife of Doct. Warick Miller in the 24th year of her age. On the 29th inst. after an appropriate discourse and affectionate prayer by the Rev. Samuel Parke, her remains were deposited in Friends Burial Ground in Fallowfield, attended by a numerous concourse of friends and relatives.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 8, 1817 — Death — DIED – On Saturday evening the 27th ult. SARAH MINARY, consort of Joseph Minary, after an illness of about four weeks, which she bore with a degree of christian fortitude seldom equalled. She was interred on Thursday, in the Methodist burying ground, in West Whiteland….
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 15, 1817 — Death — On Thursday, the 10th instant, WILLIAM SHARPLESS, aged about 66 years, a respectable member of the Friends society, and long an inhabitant and store keeper of this place. He lived much respected by all who were acquainted with him; and the poor will long have to lament the loss of a kind benefactor,
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 15, 1817 — Death — Died – At Birmingham on the 10th inst. HANNAH CARTER, aged 93 years: she had lived as a widow near 50 years. The deceased was the sister of Samuel Cope, whose death, at an age exceeding 90, we recorded on the 17th ult. The remarkable longevity of this family we then noticed, and also their temperance, early rising, and habits of industry. We have since been furnished with some particulars relating to the life, habits and character of Samuel Cope, but as we are promised from another source some further information; as we deem the subject interesting, not only as it forms a just tribute to living and departed worth, but as it furnishes a most convincing and persuasive lesson in favour of those excellent moral habitudes which so highly distinguished the family, we defer publishing them until our information shall be perfected.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 22, 1817 — Death — On seventh day the 18th inst. in Westtown township, MARY YEARSLEY, widow of Jacob Yearsley deceased, aged 69. The deceased lived beloved by all who knew her – the poor in time of trouble she forsook not – if afflicted she comforted, and to those in adversity she gave relief. She was interred on second day last attended by a numerous concourse of relations and friends.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on November 26, 1817 — Death — At East Bradford on Friday night the 21st inst. JOSEPH HAWLEY, aged 84 years. He had been at work at his Saw Mill during the day, retired to rest apparently well, and expired about midnight.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 10, 1817 — Death — On the evening of the 7th inst. at his residence in Kennett township, ROBERT LAMBORN, aged about 65.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 17, 1817 — Death — DIED – On Wednesday the 10th inst. Mrs. ISABELLA PHILLIPS, of this Borough in an advanced year if her age, after a long and painful illness.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 24, 1817 — Death — On Friday morning November 28th, at the house of her father near Washington City, Miss MARY ANN BRADLEY, daughter of Dr. Phineas Bradley, in the 21st year of her age…
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 24, 1817 — Death — DIED – On the 30th of November, at his residence in Vincent township, HAZAEL THOMAS, Esquire, in the 82d year of his age.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on December 31, 1817 — Death — DIED – On the 22d inst. in Uwchlan township, MARY JACOBS, daughter of the late Isaac Jacobs.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on August 27, 1817 — News — Immigration The True American says – ‘That when the ship Hope arrived from Amsterdam, there were 400 passengers on board, in a state of starvation. Seventy have since died, and an hundred and twenty are now lying so reduced, as to be scarcely able to receive any nourishment. The Board of Health, and the humane citizens of the City, have promptly administered all the aid in their power.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 8, 1817 — Advertisement — Real Estate Sale PUBLIC NOTICE. Agreeably to the last will and testament of Robert Finley, deceased, will be exposed to public sale, on Thursday the 16th of October next, on the premises, the PLANTATION or tract of LAND on which the said deceased lived, situate in West Nottingham Hundred, Cecil county, Maryland, in the vicinity of the Bridge now erecting over the river Susquehannah, near Port Deposit and the Turnpike road located from the city of Baltimore by said Bridge to the city of Philadelphia, containing one hundred and sixty eight acres, a good proportion of which is Woodland and Meadow. There are on the premises three dwelling house, a Barn, CooperShop, and several other out buildings; a good Apple and Peach orchard, with a variety of other fruit trees. The houses and fences are in a good state of repair. The healthiness of the situation, its being in the immediate neighbourhood of several places of public worship, and flourishing Academy, – and within five miles of tide water… JAMES MAGRAW.
- Chester & Delaware Federalist on October 8, 1817 — News — News David Townsend, Esq. is appointed Cashier of the Bank of Chester County in the place of Daniel Hiester, Esq. resigned.
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