Thursday, July 4, 2013
THE PORTLAND ADVERTISER, September 27, 1836
In this city, on Wednesday evening, 21st inst., by Rev. Mr. Vaill, Mr. C. F.
Safford, of St. Albans, Vermont, to Miss Persis S. Greely, of this city.
In Waldoboro, Mr. John H. Jarvis, Jr., to Miss Sarah E. Hovey.
In Mount Desert, Mr. Lewis Freeman to Miss Sophronia Sawyer.
In Bangor, Mr. Luther Hayes to Miss Lucy Day.
In Cape Elizabeth, Mr. Aaron Danforth to Miss Elizabeth Cobb.
In Worcester, Mass., 15th inst., Mr. Charles C. Chamberlain, of Bangor,
to Miss Cordelia M. Felton.
In New York, 18th inst., Mr. John Folsom, of Limberick, to Miss Hannah
In Limerick, 22nd inst., Mr. William Emery, Jr., of Sanford, to Miss Mary
J. Hill (?) of Limberick.
In this city, 26th inst., Mary S., daughter of Artemas and Eunice
Prentiss, aged 22. Funeral at his house on Wednesday 28, at 3:00 p. m.,
In this city, 21st inst., Miss Susan D. Flint, aged 34.
In Steuben, Washington County, Lieutenant Gad Townsley, aged 82 years-
a Revolutionary pensioner and one of those who appropriated the bounty
bestowed by the government to a prudent and frugal use. He was among the
first patriots who volunteered soon after the skirmish at Lexington and served
his country through the was; was present at the taking of Burgoyne, and at
the battle of Monmouth, and several other important engagements with the
enemy. And when discharged by Washington at the close of the war, honored
by his superiors with the appellation of being a brave and faithful soldier. An
attempt to narrate his private virtues, by an abler pen than mine, would be but
little more than presenting the shadow for the substance. His modest and affable
deportment, his amiable and friendly feeling which characterized all his actions,
endeared him to every acquaintance. He was a native of Brimfield, in the County
of Hampshire, Mass., where he has two brothers yet living and many other
connections. His numerous friends at Steuben with whom he has resided with
for the last forty years, will long cherish the memory of the happy and social
interviews his company has afforded them. - Com.
Attempted Suicide-We learn that a young woman at Lubec, of the name
of Gibbs, attempted to commit suicide on Friday last, by cutting her throat
with a razor-she inflicted two wounds, but did not succeeded in her attempt.
She has since endeavored to tear open the wounds-and appears determined to
put an end to herself. She assigns as a reason for the act, "that she is tired of
living.." It is expected that she will recover.
We learn, also that a man jumped from on of the wharves at Lubec one
day last week and was drowned. His name we have not ascertained.
Lamentable Occurrence.-William Lambard of Augusta, a respectable
merchant, struck one Chadwick a blow on the head with a billet of wood on
Friday last, which fractured the skull so that the physicians pronounced the
wound mortal. A difference arose in the morning. Lambard went to Hallowell
and on his return found Chadwick at his store. He became exasperated, and
in a moment of passion committed the fatal act. He did not attempt to escape.
The store of Mr. Joseph Bryant in Bangor was entered and robbed of about
$600 on Thursday night last.
A Profitable Farm-On a new farm (we are credibly informed) in the town
of Lincoln in this state was raised the present year, 500 bushels of wheat, 1000
bushels of oat, beside corn, potatoes, & etc. It is supposed that the crop this
year, unpropitious as the season has been, will more than pay for the labor,
& etc., of clearing the farm.
The farm, we understand is owned by Messrs. Charles and Seward Merrill,
of this city, and a Mr. Leighton who, we believe resides in Bangor.