1847 Births, Marriages and Deaths

of the

Town of Newport

These listings of vital records for the Town of Newport from the year 1847 were digitally prepared by Bill McKerrow, Town of Newport editor, from photocopies of typescripts provided to him. The transcriptions of the original records came from Volume 357 (1970-71) of the miscellaneous unpublished records of the New York State D.A.R., available for your perusal at the main branch of the New York City Public Library, at the State Library in Albany, NY, and at the D.A.R. Library in Washington, D.C. We hope this list provides clues to ancestral location and helps you better formulate questions when visiting Mohawk Valley societies or ordering mail searches.

As you scan the listings you'll see unusual spellings. They're not typos but can be attributed to well-known difficulties in reading fragile records with old handwriting, as well as assumptions made by the registrars at the time of registration. If a spelling differs from that of your ancestral surname, or births didn't take place in the town you thought your ancestors were from, don't pass them by. Jot them down...just in case. A date and location from these vital records can be used to search in the 1850 census or the info may turn out useful to others searching your surnames.

During years 1847 - 1850 some New York State counties officially recorded information about births, marriages and deaths. Then they just stopped. Not all towns recorded or preserved this early information so each town/county must be taken on a case-by-case basis. Required birth registration didn't start in New York State until the early 1880s, over 30 years after the 1847 - 1849 events were recorded, and wasn't really enforced until 1900. New York State death registration wasn't enforced until just after 1900.

Mary ElizabethHenry M. Barry & ElizabethNov 14, 1847
MaryRichard Bracken & CatherineDec 22, 1847
JohnDaniel Carey & MaryMay 1, 1847
JamesJames Crogan & AliceNov 3, 1847
Elenor (sic)John Daily & MaryJan 28, 1847
MaryJeremiah Desmond & MaryMar 23, 1847
PardonEdward Eldred & MatildaNov 18, 1847
Helen GertrudeSamuel Enos & HarrietSept 26, 1847
Male-not namedLyman Hall & Ann JenettNov 15, 1847
Male-not namedNorman Hall & ElizabethNov 15, 1847
Female-not namedAbraham Harter & MarySept 12, 1847
SewardArchibald Kane & ElizabethFeb 9, 1847
ElizebethThomas McLaughlin & EllenNov 8, 1847
Micheal (sic)James McLaughlin & MaryFeb 25, 1847
Charles WilberClarke Rathburn & ZeruahJul 31, 1847
Horace F.Charles St. John & MarillaMar 10, 1847
There are no birth records for 1848 or 1849

Buffington, ZedekiahEmely (sic) WellsSept 11, 1847
Gallaughen, MichaelHarriet CullenFeb 13, 1847
Gartlin, FrancisMargaret DailySep 5, 1847
Jenkins, JosephLydia HarterMay 4, 1847
Kane, ReubenHannah LaDueNov 11, 1847
Myers, AsaEliza PettingaleSep 30, 1847
Thornton, ElishaAnna L. BrownAug 22, 1847

Brown, Anna L.Elisha ThorntonAug 22, 1847
Cullen, HarrietMichael GallaughenFeb 13, 1847
Daily, MargaretFrancis GartlinSep 5, 1847
Harter, LydiaJoseph JenkinsMay 4, 1847
LaDue, HannahReuben KaneNov 11, 1847
Pettingale, ElizaZedekiah BuffingtonSep 11, 1847
Wells, Emely (sic)Buffington, ZedekiahSept 11, 1847
No marriage records for 1848 or 1849

Fenner, Frances A.3 yearsDec 12, 1847
Munn, Mary Jane2 yearsFeb 5, 1847
St. John, Marilla23 yearsMar 31, 1847
No death records for 1848 or 1849

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