PGC Listings

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue – 1818

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.

Marriage

  • Village Record on January 14, 1818 — Marriage — By Wm. Newlin, Esq. on the 11th day of January 1818, Mr. EDWARD DEMPSEY, to Miss TAMSON LEWIS, both of West Chester Borough.
  • Village Record on February 18, 1818 — Marriage — On the 12th inst. at Friends’Meeting house, in Kennett, MAHLON CHANDLER, of Maryland, to CATHARINE FRAME, of West Bradford, Chester county.
  • Village Record on February 25, 1818 — Marriage — MARRIED – On Thursday, the 12th inst. by the Rev. Thomas Roberts, Mr. JOSEPH P. SHANNON to Miss ELIZA WERNWAG, daughter of Lewis Wernwag, Esq. all of Charlestown, Chester County.
  • Village Record on February 25, 1818 — Marriage — On the 19th inst. by the Rev. Mr. White, Mr. ROBERT COCHRAN of Upper Oxford, to Miss HANNAH HINDMAN, daughter of Mr. David Hindman.
  • Village Record on March 11, 1818 — Marriage — On the 19th of the 2d Mo. by Isaac Haines, RALPH VERNON of West Marlborough, to ANN OTLEY of Newlin, both of Chester county.
  • Village Record on March 11, 1818 — Marriage — On the 5th of the 3d Mo. by Isaac Haines, MATTHEW PRITCHARD of West Goshen, to MARIAH DRESSER, of the same township.
  • Village Record on March 11, 1818 — Marriage — In Delaware county ROBERT FRAZER, Esq. of Newtown to ALICE YARNALL, of Edgmont.
  • Village Record on March 18, 1818 — Marriage — On the 20th January last, at Port Gibson, state of Mississippi, Doctor JOSEPH MOORE, formerly of this place, to Miss ELIZABETH BARNS.
  • Village Record on March 18, 1818 — Marriage — On Tuesday the 10th inst. by the Rev. Wm. Latta, Mr. JONATHAN N. HATCH, of Chester county, to Miss ANN MARIA CHEYNEY, of Delaware county.
  • Village Record on March 18, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday, the 26th ult. by Josiah Y. Shaw, Esq. Mr. WALTER PAXSON, to Miss HANNAH KIRKBIRDE, both of Buckingham township, Bucks county.
  • Village Record on April 8, 1818 — Marriage — At Marshallton, on Thursday the 2d instant, by William Newlin, Esq. Mr. LEWIS BENNETT to Miss FRANCES HUNT, both of West Chester.
  • Village Record on April 8, 1818 — Marriage — On Friday the 19th ult. in the city of Philadelphia, by T. Barnes, Esq. Mr. ELISHA EVANS, near Norristown, to Miss BETHSHEBA COTTLE, of West Chester.
  • Village Record on April 15, 1818 — Marriage — On the 4th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Northrop, Dr. JOHN H. DAVIS, of Chester county, to Miss ELIZA B. HALL, of Waterloo village, state of New York.
  • Village Record on April 22, 1818 — Marriage — On the 9th inst. by the Rev. Bishop White, Mr. WILLIAM DRINKER, Jr. of Susquehannah county, to Miss ELIZA RODMAN, daughter of Gilbert Rodman, Esq. of Bucks county.
  • Village Record on April 22, 1818 — Marriage — At Abington Meeting of Friends, in Montgomery county, WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, of Buckingham, Bucks county, to MARY PAXSON, a member of that meeting.
  • Village Record on April 29, 1818 — Marriage — On the 16th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Moore, Mr. JOSEPH FRAME to Miss REBECCA INGRAM, both of Westtown, Chester county.
  • Village Record on May 6, 1818 — Marriage — On the 30th ult. at Friends’Meeting house in Fallowfield, Chester county, JOHN LETCHWORTH KITE, to MARY LORD, daughter of Jehu Lord, all of West Fallowfield township.
  • Village Record on May 6, 1818 — Marriage — At St. Johns, N.B. Mr. Samuel Carter, to Mrs. Woodward, widow. – She was in a state of nudity while the ceremony was performed, which, according to an old custom, exonerates the new husband from an liability for the former husbanddebts.
  • Village Record on May 20, 1818 — Marriage — On the 10th ult. by Evan Evans, Esq. Mr. JOHN WILSON, to Miss ELIZABETH GRAY, all of Uwchlan township.
  • Village Record on May 20, 1818 — Marriage — On the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr. White, Mr. NATHAN H. BAKER, of West Marlborough, to Miss MARY ANN BEST, daughter of Mr. Thomas Best, of Londongrove.
  • Village Record on June 10, 1818 — Marriage — In Philadelphia, on Thursday evening the 4th inst. by the Rev. Doctor Holcombe, Mr. EBER HICKMAN to Miss ELIZABETH BUFFINGTON, both of Chester county.
  • Village Record on June 17, 1818 — Marriage — On the 4th inst. at the ‘General Green,’by William Newlin, Esq. Mr. BENJAMIN TAYLOR, of Brandywine township, Chester county, to Miss HANNAH JOHNSON, of Middletown, Delaware county.
  • Village Record on June 24, 1818 — Marriage — MARRIED at Friends Meeting at Bradford on 4th day the 11th instant, M.P. CHEYNEY of Weston, to MARGARET PYLE, of West Bradford.
  • Village Record on July 6, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday the 2d inst. by Thomas Pierce, Esq. Mr. WILLIAM BULLOCK of Concord, Delaware county, to Miss JANE PARKE, of Chester city.
  • Village Record on July 22, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday the 16th inst. at Birmingham, Delaware County, by the Rev. Charles Moore, Mr. JOSEPH JONES of this borough to Miss HANNAH SOLOMON of Wilmington.
  • Village Record on August 19, 1818 — Marriage — At Friends Meeting in Chichester, Delaware county, on Fifth day the 13th inst. JOSEPH FOX to PRISCILL GRIFFITH.
  • Village Record on August 19, 1818 — Marriage — On the 6th of this instant, by James McFarlan, Esq. BENJAMIN HEIT, of East Caln, to HANNAH ROBERTS, of Merion township, Montgomery county.
  • Village Record on August 26, 1818 — Marriage — By William Everhart Esq. on the 13th inst. Mr. WILLIAM GORE, to Miss ANN MILLISON, all of Chester county.
  • Village Record on September 16, 1818 — Marriage — At Marietta, Pa. by the Rev. Mr. Kew, GEO. H. BARRETT, to Miss MARY HOPKINS, daughter of James Hopkins, Esq. of the city of Lancaster.
  • Village Record on September 16, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday the 10th inst. Mr. WILLIAM CORBET of this town, to Miss MARY ANN CANNON, daughter of Patrick Cannon.
  • Village Record on September 23, 1818 — Marriage — In Lancaster, on the 8th inst. by Christian Endress Minister of the Gospel, Mr. AMOS COATES of East Caln to Miss JANE B. NORRIS, of East Whiteland, Chester county.
  • Village Record on October 7, 1818 — Marriage — On Sunday the 27th Sept. inst. by John Morgan, Esq. Mr. EZEKIEL EVANS, of Uwchlan township, to Miss ELEANOR BEIDLER, of Pikeland township, both of Chester county.
  • Village Record on October 21, 1818 — Marriage — At Wilmington, Delaware, Mr. IMLA HOOPES to Miss MARTHA THOMPSON, both of West Chester.
  • Village Record on October 21, 1818 — Marriage — By William Everhart, Esq. On the 13th instant, Mr. WILLIAM GORE, to Miss ANN MILLISON. Mr. EVAN DAVIS to Miss ELIZABETH GREY.
  • Village Record on November 25, 1818 — Marriage — Married on the 19th inst. by Wm. Newlin, esq. Mr. STEPHEN HOOPES to the amiable Miss ANN INGRAM, both of East Bradford, Chester county.
  • Village Record on December 2, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday, the 26th of this instant, by Mr. Thomas Hope, Esq. Mr. ISAIAH MATLACK, to Miss PHOEBE HOOPES, both of East Goshen, MIlltown, Chester county.
  • Village Record on December 25, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday, 3d inst. by John Geyer, Esq., BALDWIN WEAVER to Miss THIRZA BENNETT, both of West Chester, Chester county.
  • Village Record on December 25, 1818 — Marriage — On Thursday, 3d inst. by John Geyer, Esq. THOMAS PEIRCE of Plymouth township, to HANNAH RHOADS, of Morrington township, Montgomery county.
  • Village Record on December 25, 1818 — Marriage — On the 17th inst. at Friends’meeting house at West Grove, SAMUEL STARR, of Sadsbury, to HANNAH GRAY of Upper Oxford, Chester county.
  • Village Record on December 25, 1818 — Marriage — In Philadelphia, by George Bartram, Esq. Mr. JACOB MINSTER of Goshen township, Chester county, to Miss SIDNEY HOOPES, of Willistown, same county.

Death

  • Village Record on January 7, 1818 — Death — DIED. At his residence in this county, the first day of this inst. THOMAS GOOD, in the 83d year of his age.
  • Village Record on January 7, 1818 — Death — On the 29th of the 12th month last, RICHARD COX; his remains were interred in Friends burying ground, Londongrove, attended by a numerous concourse of friends and relatives.
  • Village Record on January 7, 1818 — Death — At his residence near Downingtown, JEHU ROBERTS, an aged and respectable member of the society of Friends.
  • Village Record on January 21, 1818 — Death — DIED – At the house of James Bennett, in Pennsbury township, REBECCA SCOT, a woman of Colour, aged according to her own account, about 50 years. She was one who had shared the fate of many of her colour, in being kept in Slavery during the prime of life. About twelve years since she was liberated by the will of her master. She immediately emigrated from her native state, (which is disgraced by laws that hold human beings in perpetual bondage) and settled as a hireling in the family in which she ended her days. Perfectly appreciating the value of liberty, and applying time to its proper use, she devoted it to industry and economy, as is proved by the advertisement of her property, which amounts to Five hundred and sixty dollars – all which she made with her own hands, in about ten years. Her industry and frugality, joined to the strictest principles of honesty and morality, would be an example, not only to those of her own colour, but to many who boast of fairer complexions.
  • Village Record on January 21, 1818 — Death — DIED – In Warwick township, Bucks county, on the 6th instant, JOSEPH HOUGH, at the advanced age of 88 years. He had lived to see a numerous offspring comfortably settled in the world – and like a shock of corn, fully ripe is gathered, we trust, into the garner of his heavenly father.
  • Village Record on January 28, 1818 — Death — DIED – On Friday night last, at Weston, JOHN, the infant son of James Fossett.
  • Village Record on February 4, 1818 — Death — In Birmingham, on Tuesday evening, the 27th ult. JOHN WESTON.
  • Village Record on February 4, 1818 — Death — In West Nantmeal, on Wednesday the 21st ult. Mr. JOHN J. HOLSTEIN. He was thrown from his horse and so bruised that he expired the same night. He was an industrious, respectable man, and has left, we are told, a widow, in a delicate situation, with two small children. (DOWNINGTOWN REP.)
  • Village Record on February 4, 1818 — Death — In Brandywine township, SARAH McCLELLAN, consort of Joseph McClellan, jr.
  • Village Record on February 18, 1818 — Death — Obituary Departed this transitory existence on the 31, January, ELIZABETH TEMPLE in the 38th year of her age, of only two hours illness. This is an alarming instance Of the uncertainty of Time…
  • Village Record on February 25, 1818 — Death — Obituary Departed this life on Thursday the 12th inst. Mrs. JANE CORREY, wife of Mr. George Correy, of New London township, aged 51 years. Her death was sudden and entirely unexpected, and is supposed to have been occasioned by a suffusion of blood upon the brain….
  • Village Record on March 4, 1818 — Death — DIED, – In this town, aged 7 years, HANNAH, a very bright and promising daughter of Absalom Thomas.
  • Village Record on March 4, 1818 — Death — DIED – On the 19th instant, JACOB BUCKWALTER, of Charleston, Chester county, in the 64th year of his age. His funeral was attended by a great number of relations, friends and neighbours, whose solemnity upon the occasion, indicated the highest respect for the deceased, and a deep felt sorrow for their loss. He has left a widow and eight children, who, though they are all beyond the age of childhood will discover, ‘How blessings brighten as they take their flight.’He was an affectionate husband, a fond and dutiful parent, a kind neighbour, and an honest man….
  • Village Record on March 25, 1818 — Death — In West Goshen township on Saturday last, WILLIAM WORTHINGTON, Esq. aged about 50.
  • Village Record on March 25, 1818 — Death — On the 10th inst. in Concord township, Delaware county, MARGARET MENDENHALL widow of Stephen Mendenhall deceased; and was interred in Friends burial ground in Concord, on the 12th, attended by a great number of relatives and neighbours.
  • Village Record on April 15, 1818 — Death — DIED – In Philadelphia, Gen. JOHN BARKER, aged 72.
  • Village Record on April 15, 1818 — Death — DIED – At Newlin, on Friday the 10th inst. THOMAS HARLAN, only son of Joel Harlan. He was a young man of great promise, and died universally lamented.
  • Village Record on May 6, 1818 — Death — DIED – On Friday 24th April, in the township of East Marlborough, JOHN LOGAN, an honest and industrious mechanic; he has left a wife and two children to lament his loss.
  • Village Record on May 27, 1818 — Death — At Tridelphia, Montgomery county, Maryland, on the morning of the 12th instant, SARAH D. PAINTER, wife of John Painter, and daughter of Edward Darlington, of this county.
  • Village Record on May 27, 1818 — Death — In West Whiteland township, on Saturday last, Mr. JOHN BOWEN, an aged and respectable citizen.
  • Village Record on May 27, 1818 — Death — Of a typhus fever, JANE SWAYNE, wife of Benjamin Swayne, jr. of Londongrove. She was taken ill on the morning of the 20th inst. and died on the 21st, in the evening, aged 20 years.
  • Village Record on June 17, 1818 — Death — DIED – At his father’s house in Brandywine township, Chester county, on Thursday the 4th inst. Mr. JOSEPH BICKING, Jr. aged about 20 years. – The melancholy circumstances of his death, we understand are these – On Wednesday, he went into his fatherstable to separate a couple of young horses, one of which was a stud, which had gotten together, and in the attempt, received a kick in the stomach, which terminated his existence in about 24 hours. (AM. REP.)
  • Village Record on July 8, 1818 — Death — DIED – At the Grove Tavern, in this County, on Tuesday night the 23d ult. PHILIP SMITH aged 18 years. The deceased was a native of Longford County, Ireland, and had been about two weeks in this Country. On his way from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, he stopped at the Grove Tavern, about 4 in the afternoon; being much heated, he drank too freely of cold water and died in about 8 hours. His remains were decently interred on the 25th in the Chapel burying ground in this village.
  • Village Record on July 15, 1818 — Death — On Monday morning, the 6th inst. at his father residence in Aston Township, Delaware county, Mr. REESE PETERS, in the 28th year of his age. – For fifteen months past he had been afflicted with an affection of the lungs, which, from the beginning, indicated a speedy dissolution. All the relief which the healing art, or the kind and unwearied attention of his friends could afford, was freely lavished upon him…
  • Village Record on July 29, 1818 — Death — Near Lancaster, Mr. ABRAHAM WITMER, of Conestoga Bridge, in the 70th year of his age.
  • Village Record on July 29, 1818 — Death — On the 22d instant, in East Marlborough township, HANNAH PEARCE, aged 69 years, widow of Isaac Pearce.
  • Village Record on July 29, 1818 — Death — On the morning of the 26th inst. at his residence in Kennett township, SAMUEL HARLAN, a respectable Minister of the Society of Friends. His death was occasioned by a paralytic stroke which he received on the 22d, while in the meadow making hay. – He lingered till the 26th, during which time he never spoke. He has left a large family to deplore the loss of an affectionate husband and kind parent…
  • Village Record on July 29, 1818 — Death — In Concord township, Delaware county, on the 12th inst. SAMUEL TRIMBLE, aged about 76 years. His illness was long and painful, which he bore with the fortitude and resignation becoming the christian character. He was a Minister of the Society of Friends, much and deservedly esteemed in life, and whose death is deeply lamented.
  • Village Record on August 5, 1818 — Death — On Tuesday evening, the 28th ult. at the house of Joseph Brinton in Birmingham, ELIZABETH KERSEY, aged 7 years, the daughter of Doct. Joshua Kersey of Philadelphia. The deceased went out with a little girl who was living in the family, and without their knowledge to the barn to play, and climbed to the top of the mow, from which she unfortunately fell and fractured her scull. She survived about an hour. On Wednesday her remains were removed to the city to be interred.
  • Village Record on August 5, 1818 — Death — DIED – In this Borough, on Monday afternoon, the 3d inst. an infant daughter of PASSMORE HOOPES.
  • Village Record on August 19, 1818 — Death — At Unionville on the 12th inst. PRICE H., son of Absalom Thomas, aged 17 years.
  • Village Record on August 19, 1818 — Death — DIED – In Pennsbury on the 13th inst. of a very short illness JAMES BENNETT, Jr. aged about 48 years…
  • Village Record on August 19, 1818 — Death — In Birmingham on the 5th instant, MARY JONES, aged 74 years.
  • Village Record on August 19, 1818 — Death — DIED – On the 29th ult. in East Whiteland township, Chester county, MARY BONSALL, consort of Abraham Bonsall, in the 55th year of her age.
  • Village Record on August 26, 1818 — Death — DIED – In Birmingham, Delaware county, a few days since, JOSEPH BENNETT, aged about 38 years.
  • Village Record on August 26, 1818 — Death — Suddenly at the house of Davis Beaumont in the borough of West Chester, on the morning of the 19th inst. a stranger whose name is unknown. His remains were decently interred in the Chapel burying ground in said place. There was nothing found about him by which his name could be ascertained; his hair and complexion sandy, his stature about five feet eight inches, and apparently from 35 to 40 years old; on his right arm is imprinted the image of our Saviour on the cross. He had with him a bundle of coarse clothes, a small pocket book, an atlas, Walker Dictionary, Flint Surveying (Hartford edition) Pike Arithmetic, and a small sum of money. He appears to have been a tanner – on the outer edge of the dictionary the letters D.W. were printed.
  • Village Record on August 26, 1818 — Death — At his residence in West Marlborough, on the night of the 18th inst. and in the prime of his life, JOSEPH WAY.
  • Village Record on August 26, 1818 — Death — At Sadsburyville, Chester county, on Friday the 14th inst. JOEL B. son of Thomas B. and Hannah H. Marshall, aged about two years and five months – his remains were interred at Bradford the Sunday following…
  • Village Record on September 2, 1818 — Death — At his residence in Newlin on First day morning the 30th inst. after a long illness, WILLIAM BALDWIN, at an advanced age.
  • Village Record on September 9, 1818 — Death — On the 3d inst. REBECCA, daughter of Watson Thomas, of Charlestown township, Chester county, aged nearly 23 years…
  • Village Record on September 16, 1818 — Death — At her father’s residence near Londongrove Meeting house, on the 9th inst. HANNAH PENNOCK, aged 17 years.
  • Village Record on September 16, 1818 — Death — At his seat, near Laurel Hill, Somerset county, Pa. Gen. ARTHUR ST. CLAIR, one of the Heroes of the Revolution, aged 93 years.
  • Village Record on September 16, 1818 — Death — In West Goshen, on Saturday evening the 12th inst. ELIZABETH ZEBLY, wife of Jacob Zebly.
  • Village Record on September 30, 1818 — Death — Obituary DIED – In Brandywine township, on Friday the 11th of Sept, inst. after a long and severe scene of afflicting Providences, Mr. MATTHEW GRIER, in the 72 year of his age. Something more than a year ago, a cancer wart appeared on one of his thumbs. His son, Dr. John E. Grier a young practitioner of medicine, thought it most advisable to amputate the thumb, to which the old gentleman consented. The Doctor accordingly, in October last, dissected the joint next the hand, which was soon healed up, and no further evil was left or apprehended from the cancer, for about four or five months, when a small pimple or tumor arose under his arm, which soon gave convincing proofs that it was a relic of the old complaint. On this the Doctor went to Philadelphia and consulted Dr. Parish and Dr. Duffield, who, we are informed, advised that the principle of the disorder had become so diffused through the system, that any attempt to remove it would not only be useless but injurious. (Am. Rep.)
  • Village Record on October 7, 1818 — Death — On the 18th inst. at Chesnut Ridge, near Greensburg, (Penn.) Mrs. ST. CLAIR, relict of the late Major Gen. Arthur St. Clair.
  • Village Record on November 11, 1818 — Death — In Edgmont township, Delaware county, on the 1st of this inst. LYDIA BROOMHALL, wife of John Broomhall, aged 19 years, of a consumption on the lungs. She has left an affectionate husband and young child to bemoan her loss.
  • Village Record on November 11, 1818 — Death — Died on second day, 2d inst. in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, JOSEPH WALKER, in the 88th year of his age. On 4th day his remains were interred in the Great Valley, accompanied by an unusually large assemblage of relatives and friends. After the interment a discourse was delivered by Emmor Kimber, on the memorable works of the Apostle Paul…
  • Village Record on November 25, 1818 — Death — DIED – At Penns Valley, Centre county, the 18th ultimo, Mrs. JANE PEARCE, wife of the Rev. Marmaduke Pearce.

Other

  • Village Record on January 21, 1818 — Accident — Accident SORROWFUL ACCIDENT! On the 5th instant a small boy about six years of age, son of John and Mary Hoskins, near the Seven Stars, in Aston township, Delaware county, his father and mother being absent, took up a gun, that had been charged about Christmas, and several times attempted to be discharged but failed: he (as is thought) without the least idea of any damage, presented the gun to his sister, of about ten years of age, drew the trigger and unfortunately the gun went off, and lodged its contents in her bowels, she immediately fell and expired, calling for her papa.
  • Village Record on April 1, 1818 — Accident — Accident We learn from Chester, Delaware county, that on the evening of Tuesday the 24th March a candle dropped into a Keg of powder, which stood open under the the counter in the store of Mr. Spear, opposite the bank. It is painful to add that Mr. Spear, was instantly killed, and considerable damage done to the building.
  • Village Record on April 22, 1818 — Crime — Homicide We learn from Delaware county, that the trial of John Craig, for the murder of EDWARD HUNTER, Esq. came on, before the Hon. Judge Ross and his associates, on Tuesday the 14th inst. The trial continued until Saturday night, when, about 9 o’clock, the Jury returned with a verdict of Guilty, and sentence of death was pronounced upon him…
  • Village Record on July 22, 1818 — Accident — Accident MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT – On Thursday afternoon last, EMMOR TOWNSEND, a lad aged about 12 years, living with John G. Wersler, Esq. of this borough, fell from the roof of the piazza, where he was at play, upon the pavement before the door, and fractured his scull to such a degree, that Medical aid was unavailing, and he expired in about 2 hours.

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