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The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue – 1827 – Deaths

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.

Deaths

  • Village Record on January 3, 1827—Death —Obituary From the Upland Union. WILLIAM WORRALL, of Ridley township, Delaware county, the patriarch of that County, having completed his ninety-sixth was, on the 23d inst. numbered with his fathers; this good old man was always happy himself, and delighted in distributing cheerfulness around him; he was remarkable for much sincerity, a discriminating understanding, and a great friend of the county of Delaware. He had traced the county of his birth from her Indian paths, her log cabins and her half cleared fields, in all her advance, of civilization and improvements, like the oaks the pride of the forest, tossed to and fro for near a century, droops his head and dies. He was blessed by his Creator, with a fine constitution and happy disposition, exact in public and private life, with his head whitened oby the frosts of many winters, did not feel the infirmities of old age, until he had completed fourscore and ten years…
  • Village Record on January 10, 1827—Death —In West Goshen township, on Sunday evening, December 30th, 1826, ISAAC TUSSEY, senior, in the 78th year of his age, of a lingering illness, which he bore with christian fortitude.
  • Village Record on February 7, 1827—Death —On the 28th ult. GEORGE W. REHN, in the 23d year of his age, son of Feo. Rehn, broke thro’the ice at Vine street wharf, and was drowned. – His body not found.
  • Village Record on February 7, 1827—Death —In Falls township, Bucks County, on the 30th of December, WILLIAM SATTERTHWAITE, at the advanced age of 85 years. – In Buckingham township, on the night of the 1st of January, JAMES CRAWFORD was burnt to death in his own house; he had lived alone.
  • Village Record on February 7, 1827—Death —DIED.- On Sunday, January the 14th, 1827, at her residence, Delaware county, ANNA P. NEWLIN, in the 20th year of her age.
  • Village Record on February 14, 1827—Death —On 3d day the 25th of the 1st month – in West Bradford township, Chester county, at the house of Amor Fling, MARGARET WATSON, at the advanced age of one hundred and six years and ten months. – Her health was generally good, and until the last four or five years she had been able to procure her own livelihood by the use of her spinning wheel and knitting needles. Latterly, she was indebted to the county for her sustenance. Her illness was short – and she was sensible until the curtain of death closed the scene. – She was buried at Friends’Burial Ground in West Bradford.
  • Village Record on February 14, 1827—Death —In Philadelphia, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, very suddenly, VICTOR DUPONT, Esq. of Brandywine Hundred, Delaware. He was a highly respectable and valuable member of society – has been several times a member of the legislature of the State of Delaware, and was at the time of his decease, a Director in the Bank of the United States. His remains were conveyed to the house of his brother, on the Brandywine, from whence his funeral took place, on Friday morning, at eleven o’clock. (U.S. Gazette)
  • Village Record on February 14, 1827—Death —Of a short but severe illness of the fever – at the residence of their father, in East Nottingham township, Chester county, REECE and EVAN PUGH twin brothers, sons of Jesse and Elizabeth Pugh, (the latter dec). Reece on the 20th, and Evan on the 29th ult. They were apparently innocent, affectionate and industrious young men, about 22 or 23 years of age, in the prime and vigor of life; and a few weeks ago, in blooming health and reasonable prosperity, and probably no thought of death so near – were just setting out in the world for themselves….
  • Village Record on February 14, 1827—Death —In East Goshen township, on the 6th inst. ISAAC TAYLOR, aged about 76 years.
  • Village Record on February 21, 1827—Death —On the morning of the 20th of January last, at his residence in Willistown township, Chester county, JOHN HOSKINS, Esq. in the 73d year of his age.
  • Village Record on February 28, 1827—Death —At CantwellBridge, Delaware on the 11th instant, WILLIAM FISHER CORBIT, late a merchant of that place.
  • Village Record on February 28, 1827—Death —On Saturday the 18th instant, in Concord township, Delaware county, Penn. MARK WILCOX, Esq. formerly Associate Judge of that County.
  • Village Record on February 28, 1827—Death —At Clarksville, Tennessee, JAMES ELDER, Esq. in the 63d year of his age, formerly of Pennsylvania.
  • Village Record on February 28, 1827—Death —On the evening of the 22d instant, in the eighty-sixth year of his age, CHAS. WILSON PEALE, the founder of the Philadelphia Museum.
  • Village Record on March 7, 1827—Death —On the evening of the 25th ult. after a lingering illness, PLUMER EDWARDS, about 45 years of age, leaving a widow and six children, to lament his useful life.
  • Village Record on March 7, 1827—Death —Obituary Departed this life on Tuesday morning the 20th ult at his late residence in Trenton, New Jersey, the Rev. BURGIS ALLISON, D.D. in the 74th year of his age. On Thursday following his remains were respectfully conveyed to the place of sepulchre, adjoining the General Baptist Meeting House, in Bloomsbury, his hearse being attended by a numerous train of relatives and friends, when an address was delivered on the occasion by the Rev. William Boswell…In his 16th year he made a profession of religion, and joined the Baptist Church in Upper Freehold state of New Jersey. In the year 1804, he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from BrownCollege in the state of Rhode Island, a mark of respect, it was generally admitted, he was justly entitled to, as a scholar, philosopher and Divine.
  • Village Record on March 7, 1827—Death —In Philadelphia, on the 27th of February, Gen. JOHN STEELE, in the 89th year of his age – late Collector of the port of Philadelphia; and native of Chester county.
  • Village Record on March 7, 1827—Death —On the 17th ult. at his residence in East Bradford, after a short but painful illness, Mr. WM. WASHINGTON, in the 31st year of his age; he has left a wife and three children to lament the loss of an affectionate husband and parent.
  • Village Record on March 14, 1827—Death —In Philadelphia, on Thursday last, JOHN TOWNSEND, in the 80th year of his age.
  • Village Record on March 14, 1827—Death —In Willistown township, on the 28th of February – NATHAN GARRETT, aged about 57 years.
  • Village Record on March 14, 1827—Death —In Uwchlan Township, on the 26th ult. GEORGE LEWIS, son of the late William Lewis, dec. a promising youth in the 17th year of his age.
  • Village Record on March 14, 1827—Death —In Tredyffrin township, Chester county, on the 23d of the 1st Mo. of a lingering illness, which she bore with christian fortitude, JANE WALKER, in the 43d year of her age, widow of the late Hananiah Walker. She has left four children to lament their loss: she was a kind neighbour, and a mother to the orphan.
  • Village Record on March 21, 1827—Death —On Tuesday morning, the 13th inst. ABIGAIL STEELE, widow of the late General John Steele, in the 70th year of her age.
  • Village Record on March 21, 1827—Death —On Monday evening, the 12th inst. after a lingering illness, Mr. WILLIAM FRANCIS, aged 64 years, late of the Philadelphia Theatre.
  • Village Record on March 21, 1827—Death —DIED, In this Borough, on the 15th instant, at the house of his son-in-law, the Rev. William Hodgson, Mr. WILLIAM DAY, aged 78 years, four months and fifteen days. – He was a Native of Yorkshire, England, and after the death of his wife, emigrated to this country in 1821, to close his earthly pilgrimage in the society of his children, who had arrived here before him. His funeral was attended by his affectionate children and grand-children, and a numerous concourse of sympathysing [!] friends, who united in paying the last tribute of respect to the memory of a man, whose sound integrity, sterling piety, and happy disposition, had endeared him to those with whom he had become acquainted. A Discourse was delivered on the solemn occasion, by the Rev. LEWIS PEASE, of Philadelphia, at the Methodist Episcopal Church…The deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for forty-two years…
  • Village Record on March 28, 1827—Death —On the 9th ult. near Vevay, Indiana, Mr. JOHN JAMES DUFOUR, of the Swiss Colony, on the Ohio – author of American Vine DresserGuide,’lately published at Cincinnati [Ohio]. Mr. Dufour came to the United States near 30 years ago, from Switzerland, where he had been bred to the culture of the grape, established some vineyards in Kentucky and Indiana, has frequently visited the principal wine countries of Europe, and was probably the most experienced cultivator of the grape in the United States.
  • Village Record on March 28, 1827—Death —In this Borough, on the 21st instant, after a very short illness, JESSE GOOD, Esq. in the 59th year of his age. Mr. Good was a native of Bucks, but had long been a citizen of Chester county, in which he had held the Offices of County Commissioner, Treasurer, and Sheriff, to the satisfaction of the public. – His family and numerous friends, attended the funeral on Thursday last, depositing his remains in Friends’Burying ground, West Chester.
  • Village Record on April 4, 1827—Death —On the 28th ult. in Newlin township, Mr. PETER WICKERSHAM, at the advanced age of 85 years, a citizen much esteemed, and whose departure is lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends.
  • Village Record on April 4, 1827—Death —On 27th Febr, in Tredyffrin township, at the residence of her son John G. Bull, Esq. SARAH BULL, in the 78th year of her age.
  • Village Record on April 11, 1827—Death —Obituary On the 31st of 3d Mo: after a short illness, ESTHER STRODE, wife of Joseph Strode, of East Bradford, in the 59th year of her age. Seldom has a family or society, been deprived of a more uniform example of Christian meekness and charity, than in the present instance. Being of a retiring disposition, for a long period her worth was not much known beyond the immediate circles of her connexions and neighborhood. Since the opening of their Boarding school, many from a distance have witnessed her unwearied assiduity in promoting the comfort, and administering to the necessities of those placed under her maternal care; who with common consent, and great propriety, addressed her by the endearing epithet of .’…
  • Village Record on April 11, 1827—Death —DIED – lately at Hopewell Cotton works, Lower Oxford township, Chester county, a horse named ROCK. An important circumstance connected with his life renders him not unworthy of being known to the public. It was his having the honor of giving the moving power, to the first machinery for manufacturing cotton, known (it is believed) in the State of Pennsylvania, west of the river Schuylkill. This machinery was put in operation, by SAMUEL DICKEY, then living in the adjoining township of Nottingham, in the year 1809. Three years after it was removed to the present manufacturing establishment at Hopewell; when the necessity of a horse power being superseded by that of water, Rock was consequently relieved from his task.
  • Village Record on April 18, 1827—Death —On the 4th inst. at Easton, Pennsylvania, in the 64th year of his age, SAMUEL SITGREAVES, Esq. an eminent member of the bar; distinguished in the Congress of the United States, under the administrations of Gen Washington and Mr. Adams, and one of the framers of the present Constitution of the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Village Record on April 18, 1827—Death —Departed this life, on Seventh day morning, the 7th inst. at the house of William Roberts, his residence, in Schuylkill township, Chester county, Dr. ELLIS LEWIS, in the thirty first year of his age. In his removal from this state of being, another affecting instance is afforded to survivors of the frailty of human life…
  • Village Record on May 2, 1827—Death —At Plimhimmon, Maryland, April 16th, TENCH TILGHMAN, Esq. and was interred in the family burying ground on Wednesday, the 18th. The day of his interment was the 46th anniversary of his birth.
  • Village Record on May 2, 1827—Death —At her residence in Kennett township, on the evening of the 18th ult. HANNAH STEELE, in the 40th year of her age. her remains were interred at Friends’burying ground in Kennett – followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The husband has lost his affectionate companion, and four children are left to mourn the loss of their kind and endearing parent.
  • Village Record on May 2, 1827—Death —On Sunday night last, about 12 o’clock, at his residence in Philadelphia, the Hon. WILLIAM TILGHMAN, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
  • Village Record on May 9, 1827—Death —DIED, on the 24th ult. in West Bradford township, of a Catarrh fever, ABBY ANN, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Baldwin, aged one year and four days…
  • Village Record on May 9, 1827—Death —On Sunday the 28th ult. in New York, RUFUS KING, Esq. a distinguished member of the Convention which formed the Constitution of the United States, of Congress, of the Senate, and at two different periods our Minister at the Court of St. James.
  • Village Record on May 9, 1827—Death —On the morning of the 30th ult. after about three days confinement, of a mortification of the Stomach, HANN LEVIS THOMAS, daughter of Isaac & Alice Thomas, of East Goshen, aged 9 years, 7 months and 10 days.
  • Village Record on May 9, 1827—Death —At her late residence in Newtown, Delaware county, on the 27th of the Fourth Month, 1827, SARAH CHEYNEY, consort of John Cheyney – by her death he has met with an irreparable loss. She was an affectionate wife, kind and tender mother and a valuable member of society.
  • Village Record on May 16, 1827—Death —Obituary On the 7th inst. of a lingering illness, which she bore with becoming fortitude, MARY JAMES, widow of Aaron James, in the 59th year of her age. Her remains were interred on the 9th in Friends’burial ground at Goshen, followed by a numerous concourse of relatives and friends. The great number that attended her funeral, evidenced in a high degree the estimation in which she was held, by those to whom she was known.
  • Village Record on May 16, 1827—Death —Obituary DIED, in West Whiteland, on the 25th of April, 1827, ALICE WOLLERTON, consort of Charles Wollerton, aged 73 years 3 months and 11 days. Her disease was lingering and painful, which she bore with great patience and resignation. She was the Mother of seven Children, and lived to see more than forty Grand Children.- Her remains were interred at Friends’Burial ground, in Goshen, attended by most of her children and grand children, and a large number of sympathising friends who had assembled to pay this last tribute of respect to her memory.
  • Village Record on May 16, 1827—Death —Obituary DIED, on the 5th of 4th Mo: PRISCILLA CONARD, wife of Cornelius Conard, of Charlestown township, and daughter of the late Isaac Walker, of Tredyffrin, Chester county. – She had been long afflicted with an affection of the liver, which she considered the harbinger of dissolution, and her chief concern for several years was to attain to a state of preparation for her final change…A few months before her disease had made such progress as to confine her to her house, she heard a popular preacher discanting upon some abstract doctrines, a belief in which was represented as absolutely necessary to salvation…She often expressed her willingness to died; sent for her own and some near relations children, and many neighbors and friends, and bid them an affectionate and everlasting farewell – and so passed away in the well grounded hope of rest and peace hereafter,
  • Village Record on May 16, 1827—Death —Obituary At East Bradford on the 10th instant, JOSEPH STRODE, aged 61 years. The deceased had been through life, one of our most active and enterprising citizens. – Liberal spirited, intelligent, and appreciating the value of education, he had erected the buildings where he resided for a BOARDING SCHOOL, and so ornamented it by gardens, shrubbery, a vineyard, &c. as to render it one of the most valuable and delightful places in the county. Esteemed universally as a virtuous and good citizen, his loss is as universally lamented. On the 12th his remains were removed to Friends’Burying ground, Birmingham, accompanied by a large concourse of relatives and friends. At the grave a most feeling and pathetic address was made by Jesse Kersey – It is but a few weeks since we were called upon to record the decease of his consort. Though in tolerable health at the time of her departure, yet the melancholy event seemed to weaken his hold upon life, and they repose together.
  • Village Record on May 23, 1827—Death —Departed this life on the 2d inst. at his residence in Muskingum county, state of Ohio, ENOCH HARLAN, after a lingering illness of about six weeks. He was formerly a resident of Chester county.
  • Village Record on May 23, 1827—Death —At the Alms House of Bucks county, Mr. JOSEPH FORCE, at the advanced age of 107 years.
  • Village Record on May 23, 1827—Death —On the 7th inst. in Rowley, Mass. after many months of extreme suffering, Mr. ROBERT S. COFFIN, the BOSTON BARD, son of the late Ebenezer Coffin, A.M.
  • Village Record on May 30, 1827—Death —In West Bradford, on the 25th inst. ABSALOM MONKS, son of John Monks, in the 35th year of his age…
  • Village Record on May 30, 1827—Death —On the 25th inst. LYDIA GIBBONS, aged about 53 years, wife of James Gibbons of East Bradford. The great number of relatives and friends, who followed her remains to the burying ground at Friends’Meeting, Birmingham, on First-day, showed in a high degress, how much she was esteemed by those to whom she was known.
  • Village Record on May 30, 1827—Death —In Vincent township, on Monday the 21st, Mr. ABIAH JOHN, a citizen much esteemed by those who knew him best. His remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relations.
  • Village Record on June 6, 1827—Death —At Philadelphia, (whither he had gone in pursuit of health,) on Monday evening last, at 6 o’clock, ABRAHAM BRADLEY, Jr. Esq. eldest son of Abraham Bradley, Esq. (Assistant Postmaster General,) in the 35th year of his age. THus have we lost one of our most respected and esteemed fellow-citizens, distinguished for his integrity and for the correctness with which he discharged all the duties of life. He has for several years, with exemplary assiduity and fidelity, filled the station of Cashier of the Patriotic Bank and Secretary to the Franklin Fire Insurance Company. As a son, husband, and father he has left behind him most afflicted living testimony to his merit, and to the pious resignation with which he has borne the tedious and distressing illness which terminated his life.
  • Village Record on June 6, 1827—Death —In this borough on Monday night the 28th ult. ELIZABETH, daughter of Stephen Marshall, Esq, aged one year and twenty four days.
  • Village Record on June 6, 1827—Death —In Willistown township, on the morning of the 8th ultimo, SARAH S. youngest child of Taylor and Elizabeth Seal, aged 2 years, 4 months and 5 days. Few parents have to grive for the loss of a more promising and lovely child.
  • Village Record on June 6, 1827—Death —Obituary In this Borough on Saturday evening, the 2d inst. JOSHUA WEAVER, Esq. aged 74 years. The deceased has long been extensively known as an active man of business, throughout the county. His integrity, accuracy, and devoted attention to business, led to extensive employment as a surveyor, conveyancer, &c. For many years the late Caleb Brinton intrusted to him the principal management of his monied concerns; and left him one of his Executors. He had been County Commissioner, Treasurer, Clerk to the board of Director of the Poor, &c. In all the various stations in which he was employed he performed the duties faithfully. – In the domestic relations of life, as a husband, father and friend, he was amiable and exemplary. Although beyond the limits set for the life of Man, Mr. Weaver was active and correct; and we may properly say, that his death is a public loss. On Friday, the day before his death, he was out attending to some affairs at the public offices, returned and complained of his head. The disease seemed seated on the brain, for in a short time he became insensible, and died, almost without pain, on Saturday night. His remains were interred on Monday, at Friends’ Burying Ground in this Borough.
  • Village Record on June 13, 1827—Death —Of a liver complaint, on the 15th ult. at his residence in East Marlborough, Doctor ISAAC TAYLOR, in the 30th year of his age, he had been married but a short time to a most amiable woman, who is left to deplore his loss. The poor have lost a friend, for he was distinguished for the arduous and indefatigable attention he paid to administering medical aid to their infirmities. Society have lost a valuable member, and such was his obliging, affable, and frank disposition, that his decease has left a chasm in the society of the neighbourhood that will long be felt.
  • Village Record on June 13, 1827—Death —In Doylestown township, Bucks county, on Tuesday the 5th inst. after about two years of severe suffering under pulmonary consumption, Mrs. SARAH SIEGFRIED widow aged 52 years, nearly half of which time she was a member of the Baptist Church in New Britain, Bucks county.
  • Village Record on June 13, 1827—Death —Recently in Philadelphia, JOHN H. BRINTON, Esq. in the 55th year of his age, formerly of this county.
  • Village Record on June 20, 1827—Death —Obituary At Willistown, on the 3d inst. EMMOR GARRETT, aged about 21 years, much lamented. His death was occasioned by the kick of a horse on the head; for some time the symptoms were so favourable, as to lead to some hope that he might recover, after being able to walk across the room he relapsed and the issue was as at first feared.
  • Village Record on June 20, 1827—Death —Obituary At Vera Cruz, on the 11th of May last, Mr. SIDNEY GARDINER, of the House of Fletcher and Gardiner, of this city, aged 40. He was a skillful mechanic, and an enterprising merchant; ardent and zealous in the pursuit of business, he was among the first to engage in the Mexican trade, and had three times visited the Capital of Mexico, but when on the eve of embarking for his native land, he fell a victim to the fatal disease of Vera Cruz. He was greatly beloved, and his loss will be long felt and deeply lamented by all who knew him.
  • Village Record on June 20, 1827—Death —On the 9th inst. at the residence of his Mother, in Downingtown, ISRAEL WHELEN, Esq. after a short illness, in the forty fourth year of his age.
  • Village Record on June 20, 1827—Death —Obituary On the 6th inst. at his late residence in New London township, Mr. GEORGE CORREY, aged 72 years. Mr. Correy was a native of Chester county, a man of very unassuming manners, and who stood conspicuous in his neighbourhood as a sincere friend, a kind neighbour, a good citizen, and strictly honest man, and also a man of extraordinary benevolence, and not only of heart and sentiment but of his purse and means, to the poor.
  • Village Record on June 20, 1827—Death —In Londonderry township, on the 28th ult., in the fiftieth year of her age, MARY BOOTH, wife of Joseph Booth. She bore the sufferings of a long and severe illness with patience and resignation, and when the nature of his disease and the weak state to which it reduced her had removed the probability of recovery she looked forward to the period of her dissolution with the fortitude that became the exalted character, which during her active life she had sustained – the character of a devoted christian.
  • Village Record on July 4, 1827—Death —Obituary DIED, On the 10th of June, CHARLES EDWARD MONAGHAN, son of James Monaghan, Esq. of West Fallowfield. He was ten months and twenty eight days old, when he left the world….
  • Village Record on July 4, 1827—Death —In this borough, on Sunday last, Miss LETITIA BRINTON, aged about 30 years, daughter of George Brinton, lately of Thornbury township.
  • Village Record on July 11, 1827—Death —In this Borough, on the 3d inst. MIRA LOUISA, an infant daughter of Abraham Marshall, Esq. – and on the 4th instant, CAROLINE, an infant daughter of Jesse Conard, Esq.
  • Village Record on July 11, 1827—Death —On the 5th, in this Borough, Mrs. BARBARA SPRIGGS, aged about 60 years, wife of Mr. James Spriggs.
  • Village Record on July 11, 1827—Death —On the 6th instant, PHEBE, aged about 14 years – youngest daughter of Nathan Sharpless, of East Goshen township.
  • Village Record on July 11, 1827—Death —In West Goshen township, on the 28th ultimo, HANNAH, an infant daughter and only child of Levi and Rachel Garrett, aged one year and five months.
  • Village Record on July 25, 1827—Death —On the 19th inst. in Uwchlan township, of a lingering illness, GEORGE SMEDLEY, in the 75th year of his age; respected by all who knew him.
  • Village Record on July 25, 1827—Death —Near Peach Bottom, in Lancaster county, on the 1st instant, Mr. JOSEPH PRICE, Hatter, formerly a resident and respectable citizen of this county; leaving a widow and several children to deplore his loss.
  • Village Record on August 1, 1827—Death —In Philadelphia, on Monday night the 23d ult. Mrs. ELIZABETH APPLE, wife of Mr. Philip Apple.
  • Village Record on August 1, 1827—Death —Obituary TIME, which bears down every terrestrial object, is rapidly diminishing the list of our Revolutionary Officers. Ere long, not one will remain, to rehearse to the rising generation the glorious deeds of his day, whether exhibited in the Cabinet, or the Field. To the catalogue of our departed Heroes, is added the name of Major JOHN DAVIS, the subject of this brief memoir. The father of Major Davis, held a distinguished rank among the Provincial Magistrates of Pennsylvania. He raised and educated, by the industrious of Agriculture, a large and very respectable family. His son JOHN, at an early period of life, selected a mechanical profession; which he abandoned at the dawn of the Revolution, and entered the service of his country with the rank of Captain, which commission he sustained with the greatest honor, during the contest. He had subsequently conferred on him the commission of Brevet Major. Nothing could more highly redound in the credit of the Officers attached to the Pennsylvania Line of the Army, and more decisively prove their devotion to the cause, than the fact, that NO INSTANCE can be produced of a gentleman retiring from the service on account of the most discouraging prospects, as it respected promotion. If merit as MEN, bravery and fortitude as SOLDIERS, could have gained them rank, our Captains, Bartholomew, Christie, Howell, Humphrey, and the , though not least,’our gallant Davis would have succeeded to rank far beyond that of Brevet Major. After the close of the Revolutionary war, Major Davis located himself on his patrimonial estate, in the township of Tredyffrin, Chester county. Soon after this he contracted marriage with one of the amiable daughters of JOHN MORTON, Esq. whose name is enrolled among the Signers of our ever memorable Declaration of Independence. This lady deceased many years since, universally regretted, after having blessed her affectionate husband with several dutiful sons and daughters. Major Davis at different periods executed with talent and general approbation a variety of elective offices. He also held many commissioned ones, both civil and military; the most conspicuous of the former, was that of Associate Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; of the latter, that of Brigadier General of Militia. The person of Major Davis exceeded the common stature; was well proportioned and athletic. His features were unusually strong…
  • Village Record on August 8, 1827—Death —On Tuesday morning, 31st ult. Mr. JOHN MILTON GORDON. Mr Gordon was a native of Luzerne county, a young man self taught, possessing some talents for a painter – The miniatures of some friends, which he took, were striking likenesses. Having a desire to be useful, and not possessing that degree of health, which enabled him to perform any laborious business, he devoted himself to the duties of a Sunday School Teacher, and was zealous in their performance. We hope we may receive the welcome ‘Well done, good and faithful servant,’&c.
  • Village Record on August 8, 1827—Death —On the evening of the 28th of 7th month, ELIZABETH KERSEY, daughter of Joseph and Charity Kersey, aged 9 months and 4 days.
  • Village Record on August 8, 1827—Death —In Tredyffrin township, on the 21st inst. DEBORAH ANN, an infant daughter of Edward Pugh. Her remains were followed to the grave by her parents – and twelve brothers and sisters.
  • Village Record on August 8, 1827—Death —Died, in West Bradford township, on the 12th inst. of a cramp in the breast, WILLIAM DOWDALL, aged 66 years. The dec. on the day previous to his death, was employed in loading grain, but was unwell; in the evening and through the night, he grew worse and expired before sunrise. His remains were interred on the following day, in Friends’ Burying ground, at Marshalton, attended by a numerous concourse of relatives and friends….
  • Village Record on August 8, 1827—Death —In Philadelphia, on Tuesday evening, 31st ult. of a pulmonary consumption, ISABELLA BROWN, in the 32d year of her age.
  • Village Record on August 8, 1827—Death —In Petersham, Mrs. LYDIA, wife of Mr. ISRAEL HOUGHTON. The circumstances attending her death are very singular. Mr. H. had just returned from meeting; went to the closet for refreshment, and while eating became choked. – After recovering he turned to his wife and said, this violent cough should have continued one moment longer you would have been a widow!’said she we should have both gone together,’and immediately expired.
  • Village Record on August 15, 1827—Death —Obituary Died on Friday, the 13th inst. at the residence of Mr. James Dixon, in Mifflin township, Dr. J.P. MEREDITH, formerly of Chester county. The dec. had commenced the practice of his profession, under circumstances peculiarly auspicious. Possessed of talents by no means ordinary, and medical and literary acquirements of a very respectable grade, he bid fair to become a bright ornament and blessing to society…
  • Village Record on August 15, 1827—Death —Obituary Departed this life, on Second day evening, the 6th instant, at the house of his Mother, in Tredyffrin township, Chester county, after a short but severe illness – JOSEPH J. LEWIS, aged 24 years. On fourth day following, his remains were deposited at Friends’Burying ground, at Radnor, attended by a large concourse of Relatives and Friends. His remains were borne to the grave by the captain and three of the members of the Junior Artillerists, of which he was a member. He was respected by all who knew him.
  • Village Record on August 15, 1827—Death —Obituary JASPER SLAYMASKER, Esq. a distinguished Member of the Bar, residing at Lancaster, died on the 2d instant, in the 40th year of his age. – Every testimonial of respect, was shewn by his brethren of the profession – and his fellow citizens.
  • Village Record on August 22, 1827—Death —Departed this life, July 22d, after a short illness, ELIZABETH, eldest child and only daughter of George and Mary Boyer, aged four years and one month….Also on the 27th, CHARLES CARROL, youngest son of George and Mary Boyer, aged one year…
  • Village Record on August 29, 1827—Death —On Thursday evening, 26th July last, at Brownsville, Pa. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, Esq. formerly Cashier of the Commercial Bank of Philadelphia.
  • Village Record on August 29, 1827—Death —Obituary DIED, At Dandridge, Jefferson county, East Tennessee, on the 20th of May last, FRANCIS HICKMAN, aged 75 years. Mr. Hickman was a native of Chester county; and for some time a resident of West Chester. He loved a fine horse, and endeavored to improve the breed by keeping Old Paymaster, whose strain is still distinctly marked among us. In 1795, being an enterprising man, he went out to the West to seek his fortune, and finally settled at Dandridge, where he had a large plantation, various mills for grinding grain, sawing timber, cleaning cotton, &c. Without the refinement of learning he had a taste for poetry, and his farewell to Chester county is still remembered by many of his old friends. Like most new settlers, in a new country, he became, for pastime, attached to his dog and gun, and many a noble Buck and Doe has he dropped in their tracks, or arrested when bounding away, in far stretching leaps before his hounds. There is something exceedingly animating in hunting the deer; – far more than the fox. Reynard is a sneaking, cunning animal. You scarcely get sight of him. Not so with the Buck. I have heard the voice of the dogs behind the mountains of the Susquehannah, now almost lost in deep and distant swails…Mr. Hickman raised a large family in respectability and competence, enjoyed a good deal of life – loved his neighbors and friends and was beloved in return, and finally departed, past the time of much enjoyment and before the hour when life becomes a burden…
  • Village Record on August 29, 1827—Death —In Buckingham, Bucks County, on the 13th inst. ROBERT SMITH, a worthy member of the Society of Friends, at an advanced age.
  • Village Record on September 5, 1827—Death —In West Goshen township, on the 30th ultimo, at the house of his father, AMOS WORTHINGTON, jun. after an illness of about three weeks, which he bore with great composure and tranquility. His remaines were interred in Friends’ burying ground, West Chester, on the first instant, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The deceased was in the 18th year of his age…
  • Village Record on September 5, 1827—Death —On the 4th of 8th Month, BARCLAY D. HAINES, aged two years and two months, son of George and Elizabeth Haines, of West Goshen township.
  • Village Record on September 5, 1827—Death —In Marshalton, West Bradford township, on the night of the 31st ultimo, EMMOR E. BAILEY, Post Master at that place, aged 22 years…
  • Village Record on September 5, 1827—Death —SAMUEL PEIRCE died with remarkable composure at the residence of William Gheen, his brother-in-law, in Goshen, Chester county, on the 16th of the 8th Month last, after a lingering disease, which he bore with christian fortitude…He was almost 21 years of age…He was interred the Seventh day following, in the burying ground of Friends, at Concord, attended by a number of relations and friends.
  • Village Record on September 5, 1827—Death —In Newtown township, Delaware county, on the 13th of August, ALBAN WEBB, aged about 40 years.
  • Village Record on September 12, 1827—Death —On Thursday the 16th ult. after a short illness, Mrs. MARTHA FUTHEY, in the 73d year of her age. Mrs. Futhey, possessed honesty and sincerity of heart, cheerfulness and affection of manner, and rendered her peculiarly engaging to her friends; with sensibility she was moved by the sorrows of others, and the chambers of distress, were the places of her most frequent resorts…
  • Village Record on September 12, 1827—Death —In East Bradford, on the evening of Sunday, the 9th inst. JOSEPH KERSEY, aged 31 years. Intelligent, public spirited, and amiable, his loss will be sensibly felt, not only by his family & immediate friends, but by the public at large; and his memory be cherished with respect and affection.
  • Village Record on September 19, 1827—Death —At Bordentown, New Jersey, on the 31st of August, Mrs. ANN HOPKINSON, in the eighty-first year of her age, relict of the late Judge Francis Hopkinson.
  • Village Record on September 19, 1827—Death —In West Goshen, on Tuesday evening, the 11th inst. SARAH MATLACK, wife of Jonathan Matlack, in the fifty fifth year of her age. On Fifth day following, her remains were removed from her residence attended by a large concourse of relations and friends; and interred in the Friends’burying ground, in East Goshen.
  • Village Record on September 19, 1827—Death —Suicide A certain person named James Bradley, a native of Ireland, was missing from his ordinary occupation as stone breaker on the Lancaster Turnpike, near the Warren tavern, on Monday the 10th, and no intelligence having been received of him during several days, the house in which he resided was broken open and the unfortunate man found suspended by a rope, a bottle by his side, his body in a dreadful condition. A jury brought in a verdict of self murder.
  • Village Record on September 19, 1827—Death —In West Bradford township, Chester County, on the 18th ultimo, ISAAC MARSHALL, about seventy years of age.
  • Village Record on September 19, 1827—Death —DIED- In Radnor township, Delaware county, on the eve of September 7th, JONATHAN HOOD, son of Jonathan and Susan Hood – a promising child, aged 5 years.
  • Village Record on September 26, 1827—Death —At Holmesburg, Philadelphia county, on the 31st inst. JOHN YEARSLEY, son of Paschall Yearsley, of Westtown, aged 19 years, 8 months and 21 days. His remains were interred the next day, in the burying ground of the Society of Friends, at Frankford. This amiable young man had left his father house with a view of learning a Mechanical art…
  • Village Record on September 26, 1827—Death —Departed this life, in Haverford township, Delaware county, on the 10th of 9th month, of an illness of five weeks, of the Typhus Fever, MATTHEW BROOKE, aged about 47 years. He has left a wife, and a numerous offspring. On the 12th, his remains were interred at Radnor Church, attended by a numerous circle of relations and friends…
  • Village Record on October 3, 1827—Death —Departed this life, after a short illness, on the 27th inst. RACHEL SITER, wife of David Siter, of Siterville, in the 20th year of her age. Her remains were followed and interred in the Burying ground of the Great Valley Baptist church, by many weeping relatives and friends….
  • Village Record on October 31, 1827—Death —Departed this life, on the 11th of 9th Month, at the residence of his step father, Wm. Miller, in Sadsbury township, JAMES P. COOPER, a respectable, and amiable young man, in the 22d year of his age….His remains were followed by numerous friends, and decently interred in the burying ground at Sadsbury.
  • Village Record on October 31, 1827—Death —In East Fallowfield township, on the 28th instant, Colo: CHARLES W. HUMPHREY, aged about 42 years.
  • Village Record on October 31, 1827—Death —On the 19th of 9th month last, WARRICK C. MILLER, son of William and Rachel Miller, of Sadsbury township, in the 14th year of his age…
  • Village Record on November 7, 1827—Death —In Philadelphia, on Tuesday evening the 30th inst. in the 50th year of his age, JOSIAH TOWNSEND, late of Perquimons county, North Carolina.
  • Village Record on November 7, 1827—Death —In Radnor township, Delaware County, on the 14th of 10th Month, of Putrid Sore Throat, WM. DUNN, aged six years; and on the 22d, MARTHA ELLEN DUNN, in her 4th year, children of George and Catharine Dunn.
  • Village Record on November 28, 1827—Death —Suddenly, in Willistown, on the morning of the 22d inst. PHEBE HIBBARD, wife of Caleb Hibbard, in the 82d year of her age.
  • Village Record on December 19, 1827—Death —Obituary DAVID CORREY, Esq. was a native of Chester county, – eldest son of Mr. Geo. Correy, late of New London township, deceased. He resided under the paternal roof until he was more than 21 years of age; but his thirst for information and honourable enterprize, were irresistible inducements to seek opportunities of contending for the honors and rewards which industry and perseverance, when governed by correctness and prudence, seldom fail to procure….At the Port which has been mentioned, Mr. Correy had for a considerable time, been established, extensively, in commercial pursuits. The active interest which he ever evinced, in furthering the views of his numerous friends and correspondents, in other parts of the world, as well as those of his own country, in their commercial speculations- the diligent, honorable, and punctual discharge of his duties, as the Consular Agent of our Government, procured for him many testimonials of the respect and confidence both of our own Government and that near which he resided; and have contributed to ensure lasting respect for his memory and sincere regret for his loss….In the late war, he was honored with an appointment in the staff of the volunteer brigade, under the command of that accomplished officer, Gen. Cadwallader, whose approbation for promptness, activity, intelligence and industry, was honorably awarded…
  • Village Record on December 19, 1827—Death —At Port-au-Prince, on the 5th Nov. last, DAVID CORREY, Esq. United States Consul at that city, aged 39 years. The final arrangement of some mercantile transactions in the port where he died, was a prominent reason for his last visit to Haiti; and he has fallen a victim to the prevailing disease of the climate…
  • Village Record on December 19, 1827—Death —At his residence, in East Caln township, Chester county, on the 24th ult. WILLIAM BAILY, in the 73d year of his age. The deceased lived a life of honor, honesty, and spotless integrity; he was a tender parent, a kind neighbor, and a useful man in the neighborhood in which he lived. Long will his friends and relations weep for their irreparable loss.
  • Village Record on December 26, 1827—Death —At Mauch Chunk, ISAAC A. CHAPMAN, Esq.
  • Village Record on December 26, 1827—Death —In East Bradford, CHARLES MINER WILLIAMSON, son of John and Rebecca Williamson, aged 6 months and 20 days.
  • Village Record on December 26, 1827—Death —Suddenly, on the 25th Nov. in Sadsbury township, Chester county, Mr. WALLACE BOYD, aged 65 years and 15 days.
  • Village Record on December 26, 1827—Death —On the 13th inst. at Lancaster, Mr. JNO. McKINNEY, aged 26. He was the fifth husband of Mrs. Mary Jackson, who is yet under the age of 29.

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