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Source: Western Courier
Dated: Apr. 30, 1825
Phineas THOMPSON-  Shalersville, died on the 25 inst., aged 18 yrs. son of Benoni
- Mrs. Betsey CASE - Rootstown died on the 25th inst., wife of Ariel, leaves husband and large number of children.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 7, 1825
Deacon Daniel LADD - Mantua, died on the 25th of April born in Tolland, Ct. in 1747, leaves wife & 8 children, 47 grandchildren and 9 great grand children
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 14, 1825
Elliot RAWSON - Ravenna, the 12th inst., leaves wife and numerous offspring
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 21, 1825
Ephraim ROOT - Hartford, Ct., died 31 March, aged 63 yrs.
- William ALLCORN of Rootstown, died on the 12th inst., aged 60 yrs.
- Thomas SUMNER  - Middlebury village, died 19th? Apr. from cancer of mouth, aged 66 yrs.
- William MOULTON of Revenna, died Sunday last, aged 18 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 4, 1825
Aaron NORTON died In this place, of Talmage, 49 yrs. among the 1st settlers prior to 1808, - Mason
- Horace DIBBLE of Randolph died 1st instant.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: June 11, 1825
Mr. Francis TERHAVEN died in Pittsburg,  the 30th ult., of Cleveland.
- Horace Loomis - died of fall from scaffold at courthouse in Jefferson, on the 30th inst., leaves family.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: June 18, 1825
Capt. Phineas PERKINS - Aurora, died the 10th inst., aged 75 yrs., formerly of Southwick Ma.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 25, 1825
David R. LAMBERT Died on Broadway in New York City, Friday last, murdered, merchant.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: July 2, 1825
Daniel D. THOMKINS, - Staten Island, on 11th ult., age 51 yrs., late V. P. of the U. S.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: August 13, 1825
George HOTCHKISS - Ravenna, died Sunday last, aged 23 yrs.
- William HINSON - Springfield on 31st of July, fell from wagon, ca. 43 yrs., leaves wife and 9 children.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: August 25, 1825
Joshua PENDLETON - Stow, died on the 14th inst., aged 59 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: August 27, 1825
Mrs. Polly WADSWORTH - Portage, died 22nd of July, aged 27 yrs., wife of Jeremiah
- Franklinson WADSWORTH - 1st Aug., 21 months, son of Apollis K.
- Mrs. Ireene WADSWORTH - died 14th of August, aged 62 yrs., wife of David, formerly of Hartford, Ct.
- Mr. RUDDER - near Norfolk, Va., murdered supposedly by a daughter Betsey, another daughter Nancy, he often drunk and on bad terms with his family.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: September 3, 1825
Dr. Luther SPAULDING - Stow - Died on 25th Ult., ca. age 29 yrs.
- Oliver COE - Hudson, died 14th Ult., aged 61 yrs., born at Winchester, Ct. in 1764, orphaned when his father died in his infancy, married in Connecticut, Mason.
- Mr. J. H. LAMBDIN - Pittsburg, died 25th Ult., aged 27 yrs.
Miss Eliza H. CLAY - Lebanon, OH., on 11th Inst., aged 12 yrs., daughter of Hon. H. CLAY.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: September 10, 1825
The following children died in Aurora between July 6 and 4th of August of Dystentary:
- John S. PARSONS and his brother Alonzo, sons of John
- Samuel TAYLOR and his brother Alonzo, only children of Samuel.
- Martha SPENCER and her sister Mary, daughters of Brainard.
- Harriet SIMPSON and Louicy, Emeline, & Gennet only children of Mr. SIMPSON.
- Orra EGGLESTN, daughter of Joseph.
- Emily TRREY, daughter of Joseph.
- Almira BLISS, daughter of Isaac.
- Isaac D. FARN, son of Isaac D., deceased
- Worthy TAYLOR, on 26th of August, son of Worthy.
Youngest of the above ca. 8 months, the oldest ca. 6 yrs., 8 mos.
- Ebenezer, SHELDON, aged 71 yrs., moved into the township in 1800.
- Charles Cotesworth PINCKNEY - mentioned in Charleston Mercury of 17th of August.
- Frederic BATES - St. Louis Enquirer of 6th of August, governor of MO.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: September 17, 1825
- Levi BUSH - Windham, on 3rd Inst.,
Source: Western Courier
Dated: October 8, 1825
- Lucretia Maria BALDWIN - Hudson, died 4th of Sept., only daughter of Judge BALDWIN, aged 10 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated:  October 15th, 1825
- Thomas DUGLE - Randolph, died on 7th Inst., ca. age 23 yrs.
- James HASTINGS of Wheeling twp., Belmont Co., Monday last, tree fell (St. Clarsville Gazette).
- John H. MILLER - Bedford res. of Mr. CLARKE, on 23rd, suicide hung self, of York Co.
- Charles POTTERFIELD of MO., formerly of Berkeley Co., VA., while on visit to friends in VA, on 8th Ult., thrown from horse.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: November 12, 1825
- Mrs. Elizabeth COOK - Charleston, on 30th Ult., of consumption, ca 37 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: November 26, 1825
- William GRAY - Boston, on 4th Inst., aged 75 yrs, a wealth merchant.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: December 3, 1825
- Loranda HUMPHREY - Twinsburgh, died  on 14th Inst., aged 56 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: December 10, 1825
- Commadore MCDONOUGH, died on 10th of November of pulmonary consumption.
- Col. SHARP - (Lexington, KY Rep.) murdered, suspect Jeroboam BEAUCHAMP, related to late Senator from Washington Co. by the same name.
- Mr. REYNOLDS, Mr. -- Youngman, executed Saturday last at New York City City for murder of Mr. WEST.
- COLSN, Matthew - 11th Ult., Jacksonboro, Scrivan Co., GA. executed for 30th of April murder of William FLAKE
Source: Western Courier
Dated: December 17, 1825
- Anna Norton BALDWIN - Hudson, on 12th inst., age 7 yrs., daughter of Harvey.
- William HULL - Newton, MA., aged 73 yrs., field officer Revolutionary War, brig. general, U. S. Army.
- William HULL - Newton, MA, aged 73 yrs., field officer Revolutionary War, Brig. General, U. S. Army.
- Miss Susan A. HAGOOD - (Petersburgh 23 Nov.) on 7th Inst., on way home from H. RAWLING's school, aged 11 yrs., murdered, granddaughter of Randolph HAGOOD of Brunswick Co. 
- Mr. ? MITCHELL - killed by Peter DIAMON (Newark, OH Advocate)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jan. 21, 1826
- John FUNSTON - New Philadelphia, Friday last, born in Northumberland Co.  PA on 20, Feb. 1804, executed for murder of William CARTMILL.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jan. 28, 1826
- Abraham SKINNER - New Market, this twp., Saturday last, aged 71 yrs (Painesville Telegraph)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: February 18, 1826
- Edward RILEY - Baltimore, Monday last murdered, drayman, suspect John RILEY (Niles Reg.)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: February 25, 1827
- Titus BONNEY - Nelson, died on 16th Inst., aged 82 yrs., early settler.
- William KENNEDY - Nelson, died 18th Inst., aged 103 yrs. by his own account, early settler
- Edmnd BOSTWICK - Rootstown, on 20th Inst., aged 96 yrs., Revolutionary Patriot, ahd many sons in Revolutionary war, also.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: March 4, 1826
- Jeremiah WADSWORTH - Portage, 22 Feb., 38 yrs, 5th to die from same family in last 7 months, formerly of Hartford, Ct.
- Mrs. Jane BLINN - Aurora, died on 18th Ult., aged 76 yrs., formerly of Glastonbury, Ct.
- Mrs. TEEL - Hudson, 28 Feb., consort of Alexander.
- Samuel HART - Middlebury - 21 Feb, aged 33 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: March 18, 1826
- Amos PITKIN - Claridon, Geauga Co., on 12th Inst., 33 yrs.
- Phineas POND - Mantua, on 13th Inst., aged 50 yrs., one of our oldest settlers.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: March 25, 1827
- Joel SEWARD - Aurora, on 17th Inst., aged 95 yrs. born in Guilford Ct., former res. of Chester, MA., four grandsons as pall bearers.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: April 1, 1826
- Lt. BOURNE - Gusport Navy Yard, VA??, killed in duel with Lt. SMITH.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: April 15, 1826
- Mrs. Percy DICKSON - Randolph, on 1st Ult., age 26 yrs. wife of Alpheus, daughtter of Henchman ROBERTS.
- Benjamin FENTON - Windham, on 28th Ult., age 23 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: April 22, 1826
- Israel A. THORNDIKE - Thorndike, on 16th Inst., of Pulmonary consumption, ca age 40 yrs.
- Barnabus WILLIAMS - Tallmadge, aged 34 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: April 29, 1826
David NEIMAN - Franklin, gangrene of Broken leg, age 21 yrs.
Pierpont EDWARDS - Bridgeport, CT., on 5th Ult., born North Hampton, MA, Apr. 1750, youngest & surviving child of Jonathan EDWARDS, U. S. district judge.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 6, 1826
- Mr. LUDLOW - at the Old Portage, 19th, murdered by Hiram KING, William KYSER and Mr. GAMBOLL.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 13, 1826
- Catharine HALL - Rootstown, on 9th Ult., aged 18 yrs., wife of Walter F., daughter of Benjamin REED of Milton.
- Mrs. Elizabeth HARTLEY - of Jefferson twp., Monday last, ssuicide hung self, 24th inst. (Mansfield Gazette)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 20, 1826
- Lumbard LEECH - Franklin, drowned in the Cuyahoga, on 14th Inst., aged 18 yrs.
- Mr. MITOU - 9 miles above Fort Crawford, murdered by Indians, 22 Mar., also killed were wife and three children (St. Louis, 15th April)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: June 3, 1826
- James MCAFFERTY - Feb. last, murdered at a sleighing frolic, Edward RUSSELL convicted for the act (Philadelpia)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: June 17, 1826
- Mrs. Justus TAYLOR - Fredonia?, Sunday last, suicide cut throat after attempt to kill husband with an axe.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: June 24, 1826
- Mr. REED - Todd Co., KY., 15th Ult., shot by Mr. BAILEES (Vil. Reg.)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: July 15, 1826
- Samuel W. PHELPS - Painesville, on 4th Inst., age 47 yrs., attorney, early settler.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: July 22, 1826
- NILES, Celena of Portage twp.,died on 11th instant, 19 years, wife of Horatio N.
- HASKINS, George of Coply, Medina Co., died on 12th instant ca. 40 years.
- POWERS, Mr. of Stow, died Friday last, ca. 25 years.
- MOZEEN, Ezekiel of Norwich, Ct., died 2 May, age 27 years, g-grandson of the Great Uncas Mohegan, protector of the whites, buried in Mohegan burial place.
- BAILEY, George of near West Bedford, aged 41 years, murdered by John ARMSTRONG his step-son (Coshocton Co. 18 July)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: July 29, 1826
- BOSWICK, Isbon died Tuesday last, aged 58 years.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 12, 1826
- SWINEFORD, Jacob of Union Co., PA., murdered in Lebanon, 4th of July.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 19, 1826
- FOLLETT, Alexander of Shalersville, died on 16th inst., ca 35 years, Mason, leaves family.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 26 1826

- HAMMOND, Mrs. Sally C. of Cincinnati, on 31st of July, consort of Charles
- THOMPSON, Job Jr.  of Shalersville, died on 20th inst., aged 27 years, by horse kick, leaves wife & 3 small children, Mason.
- BARBOUR, Mrs. Mary - of Barboursville, Va., on 31st of July, died aged 76 years, was mother of Sec. of War who in little more than 1 year has lost both parents and 2 sisters.
- SIMONS, George of Lawrence twp., Stark Co., died on 19th inst. ca 60 years, frieds say he resided 17 miles below Zanesville.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sep. 9, 1826
- Lewis ELY of Deerfield, died Wednesday last, aged 68 years, was choked to death on food.
- Amos RICHARDSON,, of Northfield, died last week, ca 60 years.
- Dr. David DEVOE of Uniontown, Stark Co., died Sunday last, ca. 27 years.
- Dr. Seth BLOOD of Brunswick Medina Co., died on 8th inst., aged 40 years
- Paul ALLEN of Baltimore, late editor of Baltimore Morning Chronicle & Baltimore Saturday Evening Post.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 7, 1826
- Miss Eliza Ann HOWARD of Cleveland, residence of James BELDEN, died on 2nd inst., age 22 years, daughter of Salmon of Ravenna
- Mrs. Thala R. KIRTLAND of Poland, died on 1st inst., consort of Henry T.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 14, 1826
- Mrs. Matilda BATTERSON at Ravenna twp., died on 8th inst., aged 33 yrs., consort of Wiliam Jr., leaves faimly
- Edgar SWIFT at Ravenna, recently, died aged 6 years, son of Dr. Isaac
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Nov. 4, 1826
- Elizabeth Garrett - Hiram, died on 14 Oct., age 30 yrs., consort of David J., daughter of Elijah MASON
- Winny WILLIAMS, Alexandria, on 12th ult., 119 years, colored woman (Herald)
- Mrs. MORLEY - Youngstown, died Tuesday Last, in wagon accident, wife of Major MORLEY, (W. R. Chronicle)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Nov. 11,, 1826
- Linus CURTISS- Charleston, died on 10th inst., ca 55 yrs.
- Chloe CARTER - Portage Twp., on 17th ult. age 32 years, consort of William
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 2, 1826
- Mr. McHARRISON  - at Mrs. PAGE's tavern, last night, murdered, suspect a Mr. MOORE, Mr. McHARRISON ran the tavern.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 9, 1827
- Mr. Ammi WILLIAMS - Lower Sandusky, 14th ult. auditor of Sandusky Co.
Source: Western Courier
Dec. 23, 1826
- Mrs. SOUTHMAYD - Stow, 19th Inst., ca. 20 yrs., son of Mr. E.
Source: Western Courier
Dated:  Feb. 24, 1827
- BETWEEN THE LOGS - Upper Sandusky, 2 Jan., chief of the Wyandot nation, M. E. Church.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 3, 1827
- Jeremiah JOHNSON, of Boston, died at Portage Co., 29 Jan. ca 22 yrs. born in Pa (interior PA to copy)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 10, 1827
- John VALLEY - Hudson, 5 Mar., coroner ruled suicide, ca 40 yrs. Frenchman, born in Canada.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 17, 1827
STANLEY, Male of Boston, died Sunday last, drowned, 2 yrs., son of Dr. D. S.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 24, 1827
- Alpheus UNDER$WOOD - Thorndike, 20th inst., 50 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 31, 1827
- Moses ORCUTT- Richmond, 92 yrs. 2 mos. 7 ds. French & Indian War, Rev. vet.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Apr. 14, 1827
Joel SCOVILLE - Ct., 14 Mar, late of Mantua, Portage Co., Mason.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 21, 1829
- Charles B. THOMPSON - 15th inst., 24 yrs. lawyer, editor of the Western Courier
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Jan. 13, 1830
Rev. John M. MASON - New york City, 28th ult., Presbyterian Church, president of Dickinson College.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Feb. 24, 1830
Mr. Ziba WILLIS - Bedford, OH, 13th inst., former editor of Cleveland Herald.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Mar. 3, 1830
- Col. Erastus HALL - In this village, yesterday, consumption, 36 yrs.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Mar. 17, 1830
- Artemus KENNEDY - Milton, drowned Milton River, Sat., near Gen. WHITNEY's wharf (Boston Patriot)
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Apr. 7, 1830
- Charles CARTER - In this village, Saturday last, consumption, ca. 40 yrs. B. Warren, CT.
- Robert COLLINS - In this town, Saturday last, scalded self with hot water, son of A. S.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Apr. 21, 1830
- Royal Dayton SMITH - In this town, Thursday last, 11 yrs. 8 mos., son of Capt. Elijah
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: May 5, 1830
- Edward C. STEVENS - Poughkeepsie, NYH., pleurisy, merchant, formerly of Sheffield, MA.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: June 2, 1830
- Rhoda Ann WADSWORTH - Edinburgh, Saturday last, 5 yrs., daughter of Frederick
- John C. DOWNES - Deerfield, 24th ult., ca. 28 yrs., merchant.
- Randall BISSELL - Painesville, 23rd ult., 24 yrs., of Bainbridge, Geauga Co.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated:  June. 9, 1830
- Mrs. Harriet SHELLENBERGER - Deerfield, 1st inst., a. 19 yrs., wife of David
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Jun. 30, 1830
- Joseph HARTZEL - Deerfield, Sunday last, ca 35 yrs.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: July 7,1830
- Miss Abigail WETMORE - Stow, 1st inst., consumption, 18 yrs., daughter of Caleb
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 15, 1830
- Thomas GRAY - of Mayfield, 29th Ult., tree fell while road building, ca 46 yrs., leaves wife and large family (Indep. News Letter)
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Jul. 28, 1830
- Amanda SHALER - in this town, Tuesday last, 34 yrs., wife of John B., daughter of Salmon CARTER of this village.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 29, 1830
- Elizabeth S. PLATT - Middlebury, 24th inst., wife of William M., dau. of late Rev. S. MILES.
- Peter, WOLFORD - Brimfield, 24th inst., 54 yrs., hunting accident on 16 June.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Aug. 11, 1830
- Harriet Whittlesey SHALER - in this town, Saturday last, daughter of Maj. Ephraim.
- OLMSTEAD child - Rootstown, Saturday last, child of Abraham
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 12, 1830
- Samuel W. DANA - Middletown, CT., 21st ult., mayor of Middletown and former senator.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 26, 1830
- Roswell, MOORE - Franklin, 19th inst., tree fell, l43 yrs., has sons.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sept. 2, 1830
- Rev. Evert RICHMAN - Somerset, Perry Co., 19th ult., clerk of House of Rep. of Ohio, Reverend in Associate Methodist Church.
- Col. Marinus WILLET, - New York City, 23rd ult., upwards of 90 yrs., Revolutionary Vet.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sept. 11, 1830
- Miss Rebecca BURROUGHS - In this village, 8th inst., 25th yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sept. 23, 1830
- Isaiah HUMPHREY - Twinsburgh, 22nd ult., 66 yrs.
- Mrs. Mahitable PHIPANY - Parris, short time ago, 100 yrs. 1 mo.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sept. 30, 1830
- William M. PLATT - Middlebury, 25th inst. 24th yrs., merchant
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 14, 1830
- Marsha CROSBY - Middlebury, yesterday, ca. 38 yrs., wife of Dr. Eliakim
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 9, 1830
- Levi ODELL - Danville, 2 Nov., killed by John GRAHAM
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 16, 1830
- Harriet Loisa TORRY - Akron, 8th inst., 7 yrs., daughter of Erastus
- Erastus Sanford TORRY - Akron, 8th inst., 5 yrs., only son of Erastus
Source: Western Courier
Dated:  Dec. 30, 1830
- William B. GILES - Albemarle Co., VA., 4th inst., apoplexy, 69th yrs., former governor & senator
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Feb. 10, 1831
Miss Laura SMITH - Paris, 5th inst., 16 yrs., daughter of Rufus
- Charles CROSBY - Mantua, 3rd ist., 20 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 26, 1831
- Charles F. _____ - In this village, 20th inst., 8 mos. son of senior editor of this paper
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 2, 1831
- John L. STERLING - Columbus, 21st ult., 30 yrs., attorney.
- Col. Nathaniel ROCHESTER - Rochester, 80 yrs., town founder, Revolutionary Vet., member provincial parliment in North Carolina in 1775.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 16, 1831
- Mrs. Elisha WETMORE - Charlestown, 12th inst., 51 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 14, 1831
- Lewis ELY - of Amherst, 20th ult., thrown from wagon, leaes wife & 4 children, recently sheriff of this County.  (Lorain) (for many years a resident of Deerfield)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 21, 1831
- John WARNER - New York City corner of Sheriff & Delany Streets., last night, murdered, 24 yrs., (NY American)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 28, 1831
- Daniel MARTIN - Talbot Co., MD., Monday last, governor of Maryland (Baltimore, 14 Jul.)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 4, 1831
- Col. John L. McCURDY - Fountain of health near Nashville, TN., 14th ult., 34 yrs., formerly of Warren, OH.
- Peleg HOLMES - Palmyra, NY., 21st ult., 75 yrs., born Warren, CT.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 18, 1831
- Hervey JAMES - Charlestown, 8th inst., 4 yrs., son of Aaron
- Daniel KELLEY - Cleveland, 7th inst., 76 yrs.
- Mrs. Letitia PORTER - Black Rock, NY., 42 yrs, wife of Gen. Peter B. former Secretary of War
- David WILLIAMS - Rensselaersville, NY., 2nd inst., 79 yrs., Revolutionary Vet...., last of the captors of the British spy Major ANDRE, buried Livingstonville, Schoharie Co.
- Benjamin F. DAY - Canandaigua, NY., 5th inst., 25th yr., editor of the Ontario Messenger.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sept. 1, 1831
- Mrs. Lucy HIGLEY - Hiram, 23rd ult., 22 yrs., wife of Hector A.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 6, 1831
- Peter TURNER - Albany, Revolutionary Vet., murdered by William LACKEY (Alb. Daily Adv.)
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Nov. 10, 1831
- Orinda SHIRTLIFF - Franklin, 2nd inst., hooping cough, 4 mos. daughter of Ruel
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 3, 1831
Mary Ann CACKLER - Franklin, 23rd ult., 83 yrs., wife of C. a Revolutionary Vet.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 24, 1831
Mrs. Amanda BURROUGHS - Shalersville, 16th inst., 39 yrs., wife of Horace, leaves husband and children.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 31, 1831
- Thomas BOLTON - Carthage, 23rd inst., ca 40 yrs., resident of Worthington, OH where leaves wife and family.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jan. 27, 1832
- Lucy Fitch COE, - Hudson, 21st inst., 1 yr. 8 mos. 7th and youngest daughter of Rev. Harvey
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Feb. 10, 1832
- Miss Eunice HARMON - Mantua, 4th inst., consumption, 56 years.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Feb. 17, 1832
- Mr. GRAY - Natchitoches, (10 Dec.?), ca 66 yrs., murdered by a slave (Florida Gazette)
- Lyman MERRYFIELD - Mantua, 13th inst., ca. 40 yrs.
- Julia Ann Rebecca AUSTIN - Charlestown, 3 yrs. 7mos., daughter of Homer
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 9, 1832
- William FRAZIER - owland, Trumbull Co., 25th ult., ca. 36 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 15, 1832
Charles Barlow DEPEYSTER - Franklin Mills, 6th inst., scarlet fever, 4 yrs. 5 mos. only son of Joel B.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 15 1832
- Benjamin DRESSER - Mantua, 10th inst., 81 yrs., Sgt. in Revolutionary War.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 22, 1832
- Jemima DRESSER - Mantua, 2nd inst., 93 yrs., wife of Benjamin
- James YOUNG - Hiram, 10th inst., 56 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Mar. 29, 1832
- Mr. Ella WLMOT - Mantua, 25th inst., 43 yrs., res. of the Co. nearly 30 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Apr. 12, 1832
- Anna CANFIELD - Palmyra, 19 March., 75 yrs., wife of Elijah formerly of New Milford, Ct.
- Mrs. Mary DICKINSON - Randolph, 21 march., scarlet feer, 29 yrs., 3rd wife of Alpheus,, 1st wife died 15 Mar. 1824, 2nd wife died 1 yr. Apr. 1826, aged 25 yrs.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 3, 1832
- Cyrus RICE - Mantua, 26th ult., 72 yrs., Revolutionary Veteran., large family.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 17, 1832
- Lorenzo SHELDON - Aurora, 1 May, 15 yrs., son of Gershom.
- Fanny BLANCHARD - Aurora, 6th inst., 25 yrs., wife of Psalter.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 24, 1832
- Eliza RHODES - Fulton, Stark Co., ca. 17th inst., ca 8 yrs., eldest daughter of Capt. Henry late resident of Middlebury.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 7, 1832
- Benjamin EGGLESTON - Aurora, 1st inst., 86 yrs., Revolutionary War vet., resident of Aurora 25 yrs., large family
- Persis LADD - Mantua, 1st ist., ca. 14 yrs., daughter of Daniel
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 14, 1832
- Dr. Charles H., LEGGETT - and wife, drowned in Huron River, recently married, boating accident, collector for port of Huron.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 21, 1832
- Edward W. Town - Hudson, 13th inst. of a fit, ca. 3 yrs., only son of Dr. Israel
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jun. 28, 1832
Sally COOSARD - Rootstown, 23rd inst., scarlett fever, a. 25 yrs., wife of Felty
- John RHEA - Tn., 27th ult., former member of Congress
- Gen. Joseph HEISTER - Reading, PA., 10th inst., former governor of PA.
- MRs. Rhoda HILL - Canfield, Trumbull Co., 21st inst. 72 yrs., mother of F. WADSWORTH, sheriff.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 5, 1832
- Polly Barbara JENNINGS - of this twp., 30th ult., scarlet fever, 6 yrs. 5 mos. daughter of Daniel W.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 19, 1832
- William BARTER - Ravenna Twp., 14th inst., 2 yrs., son of Henry D.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 26, 81832
- Bridget KING - Charlestown, 18th inst., 52 yrs., wife of Dr. Robert formerly of Sandersfield, MA.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 16, 1832
- Marinda STURDEVANT - Shalersville, 8th inst., 1 yr. 8 mos., daughter of Lyman
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Aug. 23, 1832
Abigail LINSEY - Franklin, 3rd inst., quick consumption, 39 yrs., wife of Benjamin
- Horatio Gates SPAFFORD - Lansingburg, N.Y., cholera
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 4, 1832
- Harriet LADD - Mantua, 28th ult., 7 yrs. daughter of Horace
- KNAPP child,,, - In this village, 2nd inst., 5 weeks, child of Orange
- John B. CROSBY - Akron, 23rd ult., ca. 20 yrs., eldest son of Dr. Eliakim.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 25, 1832
- Nancy EATINGER - Ravenna, 18th ult., scarlet fever, 5 yrs., daughter of George.
- Lucinda STOUGH - Ravenna, 24th ult., 7 yrs. 10 mos. daughter of George
- Benjamin STOUGH - Revenna, 8th inst., 5 yrs. 10 mos., son of George
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Nov. 8, 1832
- Philip INGLER - of Auburn, Geauga Co., Wednesday last, shot while returning home from Mantua when mistaken for a bear.
- Thomas G. WASHBURN - Black River twp., 16th ult. 36 yrs., 3 children buried August last.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Dec. 13, 1832
- Mrs. ___nia PLUM -- In this village, Saturday last, 26 yrs., consort of L___ett, daughter of Major Julis GRA__ formerly Suffield, CT., leaves husband, 4 children, aged parents.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Oct. 16, 1834
- Jason Lewis BATTERSON - In this township., Monday last, 2 months, son of William
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Sep. 10, 1835
- Enoch S. SANDS - Detroit, MI., 26 Aug., ca. 30 yrs., pritner.
- Col. George Washington TALMADGE - Middlegury, Tues last, 35 yrs., son of late Col Benjamin of Litchfield, CT.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: May 11 1837
- Mrs. JUDD - In this village, this morning, consort of R. J. for some tiem principal of the Ravenna Academy.
Source: Western Courier
Dated: Jul. 12, 1838
- Martha GARDNER  - Freedom, 4th inst., consumption, 24/25 yrs., wife of Ira, daughter of late Aaron
- NORTON formerly of Middlebury, leaves husband, 3 children and brother and sister.
Source: Connecticut Courant- Connecticut
Dated: March 18, 1837

Another Death by Hydrophobia - Major Panckard of Brimfield, Ohio, died of this terrific disease Feb. 22d. The Ohio Star says it has caused great sensation. Two boys, also, of Springfid, in the same State, have been bitten. One of them is dead, and the other has been taken down with the symptoms of the disease, and of course has perished, as a case of recovery never occurred. Cattle and sheep in that neighborhood to the value of several hundred dollars, have also been bitten. War was declared against the dogs at Ravenna, Feb. 27.
Source: Constitution - Washington D. C.
Dated: Dec. 1, 1838
DEATHS.  At Rootstown, Ohio, on the 9th ult., Mr. Erastus Seymour in his 60th year of age, formerly of this city.
Source:  Republican Farmer - Connecticut
Dated: Dec. 5, 1843
DIED.  At Rootstown, Ohio, on the 17th ult.  Miss Catharine Sanford, aged 84, formerly of  New Milford, Ct.
Source: Ohio Star
Dated: Mar. 16, 1853
- Amelia MASON - Ravenna, died on the 2nd inst., of cancer, wife of Rufus I or Ira, born 20 Feb. 1808 at Bridgewater, Oneida Co., NY.
Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated:  Apr. 26, 1854
SUICIDE - An old citizen of Palmyra, named G. Smith committed suicide last Thursday by hanging himself in an out house.  Mr. Smith had been in poor health for some time and subject to turns of mental abberation, and in one of his desponding moods, committed suicide.

     In this village, on the 23d inst., LOIS E., youngest daughter of John Whittlesey, aged 4 years.
     In Charlestown, on the 29th ult., of Consumption, SUSAN R., wife of A. Mahan, and daughter of Sophia Parsons, aged 25 years and 6 months.
     In Ravenna, on the 22d inst., suddenly, Mrs. SARAH JANE WISMAN, wife of George Wisman, aged 30 years.

Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated:  Apr. 26, 1854

     In Mantua July 25th, of typhoid fever, MARGARET wife of DANIEL BIDLAKE in the seventy-sixth year of her age.
     The deceased was a native of Chester, Massachusetts.  Having moved with her husband to Ohio in the year 1811 she must necessarily have suffered some of the hardships and privations incident to early settlers she has been permitted to see a wilderness converted into fruitful fields, and her children grow up to be men and women.  She has also in her declining years enjoyed many of the comforts of life.  Now in the full maturity of age, she has sunk to rest, having left a companion and a large circle of friends to mourn her irreparable loss.

     In this village on the 1st inst. of typhoid fever, after a distressing illness of twenty-five days, MISS ANN CELESTIA KEYS, niece and adopted daughter of LYMAN W. and ELIZABETH S. HALL,  aged 20 years and 9 months.
      Amiable and lovely in life, she died with a confiding soul-sustaining trust in her Redeemer, leaving to surviving friends in their deep affliction, the most comforting assurance, that she rests, life's sorrows over, at peace in the bosom of her Savior and her God.

"He giveth his beloved sleep."
"Gone to the slumber which may know no waking
Till the load requiem of the world shall swell;
Gone! where no sound thy still repose is breaking,
In a lone mansion through long years to dwell,
Where the sweet gales that, herald bud and blossom
Pour not their music nor their fragrant breath;
A seal is set upon thy budding bosom,
A bond of loneliness - a spell of death!

Yet 'twas but yesterday that all before thee
Shone in the freshness of life's morning hours;
Joy's radiant smile was playing briefly o'er thee.
And thy light feet impressed but vernal flowers.
The restless spirit charmed thy sweet existence,
Making all beauteous in youth's pleasant maze,
While gladsome hope illumed the onward distance,
And lit with sunbeans, they expectant days.
And hope's false anthem died upon the air!
Death's cloudy tempests o'er thy way have gathered,
And his stern bolts have burst in fury there
On they pale forehead sleeps the shade of even,
Youth's braided wreath lies stained in sprinkled dust
Yet looking upward in its grief to heaven,
love should not mourn thee, save in hope and trust."

Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated: May 5, 1854

so well and generally  known in this community, died at the residence of Mr. GUSTAVUS LANE, in this village Tuesday night.
     Mr. SLOANE was born in Pelham, Massachusetts, in November, 1785, and was, therefore, at the time of his death, in the 69th year of his age.
     He was a gentleman of liberal education, having graduated at Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1812.  He subsequently studied Law in the office of JONATHAN LYMAN, Esq., in Northampton, Massachusetts, and in the year 1816, took up his residence in Ravenna, and entered upon the practice of his profession.
     He soon gained an honorable position at the Bar, rather as a sound and able counsellor, then as a brilliant advocate; and in the hight of his practice, achieved the distinction of being the best Chancery Lawyer on the Western Reserve.
     Mr. SLOANE was uniformly urbane and courteous in his intercourse with society, and these qualities he carried into the practice of his profession, and was fair and honorable in conducting his business; above mere trick and stratagem to carry a point, but always truthful and reliable in professional as well as in personal statements.
     Hon. DARIUS LYMAN, now the oldest surviving member of the Portage Bar, and the early and constant competitor of the deceased, bears cheerful and cordial testimony to his invariable fairness, high mindedness, and honorable bearing in professional life, a testimony which as highly adorns the character of the survivor, as it does the memory of the deceased.
     How profitable for study, are such worthy examples of professional urbanity and rectitude.
     Mr. SLOANE filled many offices of trust and responsibility, with fidelity and unwavering integrity.
     Soon after entering upon the practice of the law, he was appointed Prosecuting Attorney for this county, and in subsequent years, he was elected by the people successively as Representative and as Senator in the State Legislature.
     In 1832 he was elected, and in 1834 re-elected Representative in Congress, from the district then composed of the Counties of Portage, Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina.
     Having served his two terms in Congress, on his return home, he gave up his professional practice, and withdrew, in a great measure from active life, an ample fortune and impaired health, making active exertion neither necessary nor desirable on his part.  Physical infirmities growing upon him, for the last dozen years he has been entirely secluded, as an invalid, from society, always relishing, however, with peculiar zest, the visits of his old friends and associates, to his sick chamber.
     Mr. SLOANE never married, and the last years of his invalid life were spent, successively in the families of Doct. LYMAN COLLINS, J. H. LEFFINGWELL and GUSTAVIS LANE, in all of which his necessities were ministered unto with considerate kindness, and with patient untiring assiduity.
    Mr. SLOANE was a gentleman of generous impulses and liberal feelings, and in the active portion of his life, his generosity was the frequent theme of just commendation.
     His funeral was attended on Thursday last, at the Congregational Meeting House, in this village.
     Among the pall bearers on the occasion, were notice four of his early associates, long tried and steadfast friends, namely, Hon. DARIUS LYMAN, Col. WM. FRAZER, Judge ISAAC SWIFT, and SETH DAY, Esq.  Rev. J. C. HART, Pastor of the Church, preached a discourse upon the occasion, solemn, impressive and highly appropriate.
     In the course of his remarks Mr. HART bore the following honorable testimony to the character of the deceased:
     "In private life he was a man of the most unblemished integrity.  He is said to have been liberal in the use of his property; and as an instance it is related that upon an effort made some years ago to supply this town with Bibles, he was called upon for a subscription.  He inquired the number found destitute and the cost of the books, and subscribed the whole amount of himself.  He was one of the founders and advocates of this society, while many opposed.  He procured its incorporation, and was one of some eight or ten who assumed the responsibility of building this house of worship, and while in active life, continued his support and attendance.  His views of religious truth were such as we believe to be taught in the Bible.  In calling upon him a few days ago, he expressed his views of an entire dependence on the grace of God in Christ, and in such a way as to show  that he had made the matter  a subject of thought, and thoroughly understood the theory, at least, but he added in respect to his own interest in that salvation, he had not that evidence which he could wish, but some feeble hope he did entertain."
     Thus, after a long life, has passed away from our midst, "to that bourne from whence no traveller returns,"  an old and much respected citizen, one who once moved among us in activity, and took and interst in all our affairs - shared in the labors and the strifes, the success and the disappointment, the honors and the emoluments of worldly affairs, but now is not, for the insatiate grave has clamed him; and what now to him are any or all of earth's strifes, its honors or renown?
     Verily, what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue!

Source: Portage County Advocate - Ohio
Dated: May 24, 1854  (This clipping is very hard to read)

DIED.   In this village, on the 20th inst., Mr. Salmon Carter, ____ years and 6 months.  Mr. C. was one of the first settlers of this township, a most valuable citizen, a devoted christian, and an exemplary man.  Although departed, his memory will long be cherished.  Peace to his ashes.

     In Randolph, on the 8th? inst., Hiram Winchell aged ____ - seven years.

     In Freedom, on the 18th inst., very suddenly of Croup and inflamation? of the windpipe, Mary Isabella, daughter of Ralph W. and Julia A. Shepard, aged 4 years and 2 months.
___ all ___ beautiful for earth too frail its storms to _ear,
Too gentle in thy loveliness? its toils and griefs to share;
A Father's voice has summoned thee in life's green promise ___
A Father's hand has guided thee to everlasting rest.

Source: Portage County Advocate - Ohio
Dated: Oct. 18, 1854
     In Brimfield on the 11th inst. of dyssentery, Mrs. ELVIRA CHAPMAN, wife of HENRY CHAPMAN, aged 42 years.
     In Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, on the 3d of September of an Abscess, A. E. JEWELL, son of AMOS JEWELL, aged 21 years.
     At the same place on the 8th of September, of Flux, JULIA D. JEWELL, daughter of AMOS JEWELL, aged 30 years.
     At the same place on the 24th of September, of typhoid fever, LARINDA JEWELL, wife of AMOS JEWELL, aged 54 years.
    In the year 1820 Mr. JEWELL immigrated from New York State to Atwater township in this county, where he resided thirty-two years.  In 1852 Mr. J. with his family removed to Indiana, and in the month of September, 1854, was called upon to follow to the grave three of the loved ones that made the home circle complete.  Mrs. JEWELL was a devout christian and had been a member of the Congregational church eighteen years..
     In Charlestown on the 28th ult., of Chronic Diarrhea JAMES NEWTON, aged 70 years.
Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated: Dec. 27, 1854
     In Rootstown Dec. 26, of typhoid fever, ORLINA M. wife of Wm. H. Co___ , aged 21 years.
Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated:  Jan. 31, 1855
DEATH OF MR. DANIEL MERRITT - The people of this village were much pained on Monday last, to hear of the death of their well known fellow-citizen, Mr. Daniel Merritt -  (See Obituary Notice)  Mr. Merritt was one of our most industrious and enterprising mechanics.  He has been at Marquette, Lake Superior, since last Spring, superintending the construction of a pier, having under his charge some seventy or eighty laborers, a portion or all of the time.  Last Fall he visited his family, in this village, and returned to Marquette, to spend the winter.  The heavy tidings of his sudden demise reached his family, in this village, last Monday.  They share largely in the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.  Mr. Merritt was a worthy and respectable citizen, and occupied a wide field of useful activity.

     In Marquette, Lake Superior, on the 20th ult. of Small Pox, Mr. Daniel Merritt, of Ravenna, in the 49th year of his age.  He suffered much during his sickness which was of thirteen days duration.  Some of his last expressions were "There is a God to rule and reign."  "I must go."  "O my God what will become of my wife and children."  Mr. M. was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ravenna, where he leaves a wife of four children, and many other friends to mourn his irreparable loss.
     In this village on Thursday, Jan. 25th, of Cong___tion, Mary Kelley, daughter of N. and E. E. Wilson, aged two years and eleven months.
           Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
               Death came with friendly care;
           The opening bud to heaven conveyed;
               And bade it blossom there.

Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated: Mar. 14, 1855
In Ravenna on Sabbath morning last, of typhoid fever JOHN HARTLERODE, aged 55 years.

     In this village on the 8th inst. of Consumption, Mrs. ELIZABETH F. SEVERNS, wife of Oscar F. Severns, aged 29 years.

Source:  Portage County Advocate
Dated: Mar. 14, 1855
FATAL CASUALTY - ORLANDO HALL, merchant, of Akron, of the ___ of P. D. Hall & Co., was killed by a fall last Saturday night, which broke his neck.  Mr. H. and been but recently married.  He was standing on a raisin box in the cellar, when it turned up and threw him backwards; his neck struck upon the chime of a headless barrel, and was broken.
Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: April 6, 1869
     Amelia, the favorite among the wives of Brigham Young, and the last of them but three is now on a visit among her friends in Atwater township, Portage county.
Source: Freeport Press
Dated: September 23, 1880

     Patrick Gohins, of Ravenna, aged 35, got drunk, sat down on the railroad track, run over by the cars and killed.  Leaves a wife and 2 children for the citizens who have nothing to do with the liquor traffic, to support.
Source:  Dallas Morning News - Texas
Dated: Oct. 12, 1923
By the Associated Press.
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 11 - Eight children were killed and three others and one man seriously injured Thursday morning when the Clevelander, fast New York - to - Cleveland train on the Pennsylvania Railroad, struck a horse drawn school bus on a grade crossing one-half mile north of Rootstown in Portage County.  The bus was on its way to the Centralized School at Rootstown.
     One girl and four boys, passengers in the busy, escaped uninjured.
List of the Dead.
     The three Shaw children killed and Lawrence Shaw, 8, who was injured and may die, are all of one family.
     County and school officials are at a loss to explain how the accident happened.  The crossing where the crash occurred affords a clear view of the track for sixty rods, it is said.
     The bus was nearly across the tracks when struck, the horses escaping uninjured, as the vehicle was torn away behind them.
Source:  Portage County Advocate
Source:  Portage County Advocate
Source:  Portage County Advocate
Source:  Portage County Advocate


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