MARRIAGES 1848 - 1849

These listings of vital records for the Town of Norway, 1848 - 1849, were digitally prepared by Helen Wheatley, Norway Town Historian, from photocopies of typescripts provided to her. The transcriptions of the original records came from Volume 357 of the miscellaneous unpublished records of the New York State D.A.R., available for your perusal at the main branch of the New York City Public Library, at the State Library in Albany, NY,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. If you recognize anyone on this list, please drop a line to Martha so we can note it on this page.

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 of the marriages. If a spelling differs from that of your ancestral surname, or a marriage 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.



BAKER, Benjamin and UNDERWOOD, Almira, Mar. 27
BRAGG, James H. and HENDERSON, Sarah, Sept. 12
DUBOIS, Charles G. and MOORE, Helen A., Oct. 25
EASON, John S. and CARPENTER, Nancy M., Dec. 24
PULLMAN, George and ANDREWS, Nancy A., Nov. 12
TOMPKINS, John S. and HOSFORD, Sarah A., Dec. 19
WOOD, Charles O. and WESTERN, Martha S., Sept. 26

ANDREWS, Nancy A. and PULLMAN, George, Nov. 12
CARPENTER, Nancy M. and,EASON, John S. Dec 24
HENDERSON, Sarah and BRAGG, James M., Sept. 12
HOSFORD, Sarah A. and TOMPKINS, John S., Dec. 19
MOORE, Helen A. and DUBOIS, Charles G., Oct. 25
UNDERWOOD, Almira and BAKER, Benjamin, Mar. 27
WESTERN, Martha S. and WOOD, Charles O., Sept. 26


CARPENTER, Edward H. and FORMAN, Nancy Ann, Dec. 11
DUBOIS, James and TOMPKINS, Betsy, Dec. 23
HADCOCK, John and CARPENTER, Olive, Sept. 18
HURLBUT, Horace L. and SCOTT, Virginia, Nov. 20
JOHNSON, William and CARPENTER, Caroline, Sept. 4
KRAINNING, Michael and VANWIE, Margaret, Mar. 7 See note at page bottom
LAMPHERE, Thompson and STORRS, Sarah, June 16
PULLMAN, Levi and SHANNON, Phoebe, Sept. 16

CARPENTER, Caroline and JOHNSON, William, Sept 4
CARPENTER, Olive and HADCOCK, John, Sept. 18
FORMAN, Nancy Ann and CARPENTER, Edward H., Dec. 11
SCOTT, Virginia and HURLBUT, Horace L., Nov. 20
SHANNON, Phoebe and PULLMAN, Levi, Sept. 16
STORRS, Sarah and LAMPHERE, Thompson, June 16
TOMPKINS, Betsy and DUBOIS, James, Dec. 23
VANWIE, Margaret and KRAINNING, Michael, Mar. 7

No records for 1847 marriages for Norway.

updated 4/13/06   Hi,

Your web site said to email if anyone recognized someone on the list. I do!

I found you because I recently obtained Michael Criner's Civil War Pension files. One statement said he was married in Norway, another said Cold Brook.

Town of Norway 1849 Marriages:
Krainning, Michael and VanWie, Margaret / March 7, 1849

These people are my 3rd great-grandparents. I guess the name changed to CRINER as they moved west. They had 5 children, 3 of whom lived to adulthood

Emma Jean, b. 9 Jan 1850 in NY [My direct ancestor]
Georg H., b. 1854 in a covered wagon on the way to Illinois
Ambrose A., b. 1858 in Illinois
Infant, b. abt. 1860 in Illinois
Albert Dewey, b. April 1868 in Illinois

They lived in Madison Co. and Montgomery Co., IL. I have found them on several censuses. Michael served in the Civil War in Co. G, 117th IL Infantry from 1862-1865. He died 3 Feb 1912. He was born in Byson (Anglicized spelling), State of Germany and I'm currently looking for naturalization records and immigration records.

I'm so excited that I found them on your web site! Thanks to you and all of your volunteers!


Cherie' Finley Weible

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