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Thursday, 2 Jan 1850 [s/b 1851]
VOL 7, NO 13

It appears from the census that there are 215,738 free negros in the slave states and 170,789 negros in the free states.

Thursday, 16 Jan 1851
VOL 7, NO 14

On the 2d January, by the Rev. Mr. Sahm, Mr. YORICK ROREABAUGH of Cambria township, to Miss CATHARINE SHOUP of Richland township.

No. 58, June Term, 1849. In the Orphans Court of said County.

In the manner of the partition of the Real Estate of Rev. Charles B. Maguire, deceased, late of the city of Pittsburg.

And now, to wit: January 9th, 1851, the Inquisition in this case being read in open Court, the Court do give judgment that the valuation and appraisement thereby made be final and stable forever. And now, to wit: January 9th, 1851, on motion of Joseph Weaver, Attorney for the petitioners for partition, the Court grant a rule on all persons interested, to wit: upon Charles Ross Maguire, Vincent Maguire, Mary Maguire, Susan Maguire, Agatha Maguire, and Theresa Woods and Patrick Woods, heirs and representatives of Ross Maguire, and Margaret Maguire, widow of Ross Maguire; Michael R. Maguire, Charles B. Maguire, John C. Maguire, James W. Maguire, Catharine Harrit, Mary Harrit, Elizabeth Harrit, Ann Harrit, Secily Harrit and Joseph Harrit, Catharine R. Maguire, Susan S. Maguire, Bridget C. Maguire, Ellen S. Maguire, Jane R. Maguire, Ann S. Maguire, Mary L. Maguire, heirs of John Maguire, deceased; James C. Maguire, Michael Maguire, John Meloy, Hugh Meloy, Margaret Meloy, widow of James Meloy dec'd, Edward Meloy, John C. Mely, Henry Meloy and Catharine Farran, heirs of said James Meloy, deceased; Ellen Dodson and Elizabeth Plummer, heirs of Susan Dodson, deceased; Robert Watson, John Litzinger and Catharine Maguire, all heirs and representatives of the said Rev. C.B. Maguire deceased, to come into Court on the third Saturday of February, A.D. 1851, to accept or refuse the said real estate at the valuation embrased to the inquisition in this case.

And it is ordered by the Court that the foregoing rule be published three times in the Pittsburgh Morning Post, and in the Sentinel, of Cambria county, and in the Torchlight, Hagerstown.

By the Court.


Jan. 11, 1851

Letters Testamentary on the estate of Jacob Zern Sen. late of Carroll township Cambria county, deceased, having been granted by the Register of said county to the undersigned--all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims to present them properly authenticated for settlement.

Nov. 21, 1850

Thursday, 30 Jan 1851
VOL 7, NO 16

WHEREAS my wife ELLEN has not conducted herself in a becoming manner, I have determined to leave her, and pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Jan. 16, 1851.

Thursday, 6 Feb 1851
VOL 7, NO 17

On the 23d ult, by the Rev. E.D. Thomas, Mr. D.E. JONES to Miss MARY ANN GREEN DAVIS, eldest daughter of the late Timothy Davis, of Cambria Co.

Thursday, 13 Feb 1851
VOL 7, NO 18

My wife LOUISA having left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, all persons are hereby cautioned not to trust or harbor her on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts of her contracting.
Jan. 23, 1851.


Thursday, 27 Feb 1851
VOL 7, NO 20

A man in Johnstown, by the name of Jacoby, in attempting to climb to the top of a loaded coal wagon last week, slipped and fell, the wheel passing over his body, which may probably result in his death.

At Carrolltown, on Tuesday morning, February 25th, by the Rev. C. Englebrecht, Mr. Anthony Miller, to Miss Rachael Rutch, all of this county.

At the same time and place, by the same, Mr. Wm. Koants, to Miss Anastasia Burns, all of this county.

At Ebensburg, on Monday evening, by the Rev. L. Powell, Mr. Rowland Humphreys, to Miss Margaret Owens, all of this place.


Thursday, 6 Mar 1851
VOL 7, NO 21

At the Summit, on Wednesday the 26th ult., by the Rev. Mr. M'Cullough, Mr. Daniel Kyle to Miss Winifred Adams, all of Cambria county.

Thursday, 13 Mar 1851
VOL 7, NO 22

by Andrew J. Rhey

Our predecessor, Lieut. John G. Givens, as will be seen by his advertisement, has commenced business at Plane No. 2, A.P.R.R. In his store will be found numerous cases of goods, the very type and print of all that is beautiful, which he will be happy to exchange for our approved paper, produce or quoins (coins). Call soon to secure bargains.

Thursday, 20 Mar 1851
VOL 7, NO 23

Messrs. J. & J. M'Ginley have become proprietors of the Summit "Mansion House," heretofore kept so well by Mr. Wm. S. Campbell, and the whole attention of the Messrs. M'G. will be devoted to the comfort and convenience of their guests. We must remark that a better house is not to be found in the State, and can safely say that, two more clever landlords cannot be met with in a year's travel.

Thursday, 27 Mar 1851
VOL 7, NO 24

Hugh Deary whose trial for murder took place at Hollidaysburg last week, has been fully acquitted of the charge.

On Monday afternoon March 24th, by the Rev. L. Powell, Mr. JOHN BEMFORD to Mrs. ELEANOR WILLIAMS, all of this place.

Thursday, 3 Apr 1851
VOL 7, NO 25

COLLISION AND ACCIDENT--A collision took place on Saturday last, between two freight trains while going around the short curve on the level between Plaines No. 1 and No. 2. Mr. Inglebert Walters was the only person injured, and we sincerely hope he may soon recover. The locomotives were considerably damaged and were taken to Johnstown for repairs.

We rejoice to learn that Capt. P. W. M'Donald, 2nd Dragoons, U.S. Army, has been promoted to the rank of Major, for gallant conduct and meritorious services in the Mexican War. Captain M'Donald is a native of Cambria, and as an officer and soldier he has done the State much service. He was engaged in all the battles of the Mexican War, except Buena Vista, and although the honor now conferred upon him should have been granted long since, still it is gratifying to his friends that the United States are not forgetful of the honor justly due his well tried and faithful servants.

On the 1st inst., by the Rev. A. McElwain, Mr. WILLIAM SMITH, to Miss HARRIET ROBERTS, both of Jackson township.

Thursday, 10 Apr 1851
VOL 7, NO 26

Robert M. Lemon, Esq., of Hollidaysburg, has been appointed by Gov. Johnston, one of his Aid-de-Camps with the rank of Lieut. Colonel. The Col. is a clever fellow, although a whig, and we congratulate him upon his appointment.

Hon. Geo. R. McFarlane has resigned the office of Associate Judge of Blair county. We have not learned who his successor is to be.

On Tuesday evening, 8th inst., a man named Clawson was caught between the ears at the foot of Plane No. 5., Portage Road, and killed. He had resided in the neighborhood of Johnstown.

Came to the residence of the subscriber in Clearfield township, Cambria county, on or about the 1st of January 1851, a red Steer about 3 years old marked with white spots. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take it away, otherwise it will be disposed of according to law.
April 10, 1851

Charlemagne reigned over France from A.D. 768 to 814. He was the greatest Sovereign of the age, a warrior, statesman, and a patron of learning and the fine arts. He caught a severe cold while bathering in the public baths and this caused his death, but had he lived at the present day and used Dr. Guysott's Improved Extract of Yellow Dock and Sarasparilla, which is a certain remedy for colds, he would have been cured. John Ivory & Son, Summit, are the agents for the sale of this valuable medicine in our county, and in a short time they will publish certificates from several persons who have been restored to health by using it. See advertisement in another column. Price $1 per bottle.

Remaining in the Post Office at Ebensburg, April 1st 1851
[partial list]
Bradley Thomas
Dermaut John
Leonard Catherine
Little James
Litzinger Mary Ann
Litzinger Dennis
Regar David 2
Rowland Owen
Rowland Richard
Rowland John
Shoemaker Henry
Snyder John
Sommerville David
Stephens John
Sutton Elizabeth
Sweeny Peter
Thomas John
Thomas R.D.
Thomas Richard
Watters William
Yenner Fallen
MILTON ROBERTS, P.M. April 3, 1851

The ceremony of blessing and laying the corner stone of the new Catholic Church about to be erected at Loretto, will take place on Sunday, 27th April, at half-past 10 o'clock A.M. Rt. Rev. Dr. O'Connor, Bishop of the Diocese is expected to perform the ceremony. Very Rev. Dr. Hayden of Bedford will be the orator on the occasion.

N.B. As usual on such occasions a collection will be taken up in aid of the building.

Loretto April 10, 1851

Thursday, 24 Apr 1851
VOL 7, NO 28

The laying of the corner stone of the new Church at Loretto, has been deferred until Sunday, May 4th.

Mr. G.W. Fisher has located himself in our village for the purpose of painting portraits. Mr. F. comes highly recommended, and judging from his specimens he is an excellent artist. His rooms are two doors east of our office, where he can at all times be found. His prices are moderate, and his portraits are warranted correct or no charge. The great desireratum in them is that they will last forever. We intend having our visage taken to hang up in our sanctum.

Thursday, 1 May 1851
VOL 7, NO 29

The advertisement of Mr. Lewis W. Brown, Barber, appears this week, to whom we can refer all persons who desire an easy and comfortable shave.

Fashionable Barber and Hair Dresser
One door west of John Thompson's Hotel
Ebensburg, May 1, 1851
N.B. Shampooing done, and razor honed in a superior manner

At the St. Clair Hotel, Pittsburg, Thursday morning, April 24th, by the Rev. Samuel Fulton, Mr. WM. W. JACKSON, of Hollidaysburg, to Miss CATHARINE LYNCH, of that city.

On Thursday afternoon, April 24th, by the Rev. Wm. Lynch, Mr. GEORGE W. WISEGARVER, to Miss HARRIET RODGERS, all of this place.

Thursday, 8 May 1851
VOL 7, NO 30

A large fire occurred in Frankstown, two miles below Hollidaysburg, on Saturday evening. The large stable owned by Mr. Isaac Crawford was totally consumed with its contents. The warehouse of Mr. M'Keehan was also destroyed. Loss about two thousand dollars.

ACCIDENT--The Hollidaysburg Standard says Wm. McLaughlin, a fireman on the locomotive Westmoreland was seriously if not mortally injured, in Gaysport, on Saturday last. He was standing on the front beam of the locomotive while the engineer was endeavoring to push out a train of coal cars--the latter being higher than the locomotive, the beam ran over and the bed was thrown up, and forced him against the stack, crushing his hips in such a manner that it is doubtful whether he can survive.

INJURED--Samuel Williamson, employed at the Gaysport Foundry, while engaged in fixing trucks, had the frame of one thrown on him by the lever of a descending coal train, by which he had three ribs broken, and was otherwise injured.--Standard.

On Thursday afternoon, 1st inst., by the Rev. L. Powell, Mr. EVAN GRIFFITHS to Miss CATHARINE, daughter of Wm. Davis, Esq., all of this place.

Thursday, 15 May 1851
VOL 7, NO 31

At Loretto, on Tuesday, May 6th, by the Rev. Mr. Gallagher, Mr. ROBERT BRADY, to Miss SARAH MAGAGHEY, all of this county.

At Loretto, on Tuesday, May 12th, by the Rev. H. Gallagher, Mr. JEREMIAH M'GONIGAL, to Miss REBECCA MYERS, all of this county.

At Loretto, on Sunday, May 11th, by the Rev. H. Gallagher, Mr. ROBERT LITZINGER, of Ebensburg, Pa., to Miss MARY ANN CANNON, of Indiana, Pa.

Thursday, 29 May 1851
VOL 7, NO 33

We welcome back from the land of gold, the modern Ophir, Mr. THOMAS CONRAD, of Loretto, who reached home on Friday last. Mr. C., has resided in California for near two years, and gives us the best description of the country and its resources, that we have yet listened to. It is rich in everything.

Thursday, 5 Jun 1851
VOL 7, NO 34

The Scarlet Fever prevails to a considerable extent in the vicinity of Loretto, and in Clearfield township. A number of children have died of it within a week.

A child of Mr. JOSEPH FRESH, gunsmith, at Jefferson, aged about six years, went into his shop on Thursday last, took up a loaded pistol, and fired it off into a drawer containing near a half pound of powder. An explosion took place which demolished the windows and several articles in the shop, and severely if not dangerously injured the child.

Jefferson, Cambria County, Penna.
[tavern] May 1,1851

Thursday, 19 Jun 1851
VOL 7, NO 36

At Loretto, on Monday, 10th inst., by the Rev. H.P. Gallaher, Mr. PATRICK DONOUGHE to Miss BRIDGET BIBLE, all of this county.

On the same day, at the same place, and by the same, Mr. JAMES CARROLL, of Carrollton, Cambria county, to Miss SUSAN FRANCES, daughter of M. Leavy, Esq., of Allegheny tp., Ca. co.

On Tuesday morning, at the residence of her mother, in Summerhill township, Miss ELIZA JANE BROOKBANK, aged 18 years.

Thursday, 26 Jun 1851
VOL 7, NO 37

At Jefferson, on Tuesday evening, 24th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Seamen, Mr. JAMES LONG, of Jefferson, Cambria county, to Miss ELIZABETH BURTNETT, of Duncansville, Blair county.

At Loretto, on Tuesday evening, 24th inst., by the Rev. Joseph A. Gallagher, Mr. DENNIS A. LITZINGER, to Miss ELIZA GALLAGHER, both of this county. [very blurred, guessing at names]

Thursday, 3 Jul 1851
VOL 7, NO 38

Mr. Graham M'Camant, a highly esteemed citizen of Blair county, committed suicide by drowning himself in the Canal at Huntington, a few days ago. He was on his way to the Insane Asylum, Philadelphia.

Mr. Francis Bradley, residing near Munster, was thrown out of his wagon near Mr. Farrens, on the turnpike, on Saturday evening last, and had his face badly cut. Sorry to hear it.

Mr. James M'Colgan has entered into partnership with Mr. Peter Dougherty, and they have received at their store at the Summit, a splendid assortment of goods, which they propose selling cheap, see advertisement.

Mr. Edward Glass advertises for sale a tract of well timbered land in Clearfield township. A good location for an enterprising lumber merchant.

Dedication of Saint Patrick's Church.
The new Catholic Church, lately erected in this (Ebensburg) borough, will be dedicated to the service of Almighty God under the patronage of Saint Patrick, on the 15th inst., by the Right Reverend Dr. O'Connor, Bishop of Pittsburg. The dedication sermon will be preached b the Rev'd Mr. Maher, of Harrisburg. A collection will be taken up on the occasion for the purposes of finishing the Church. Service to commence at 9 o'clock a.m.
July 3, 1851.

Thursday, 10 Jul 1851
VOL 7, NO 39

We are requested to state that the Catholic Church, in Ebensburg, will be dedicated to divine service on Tuesday, the 15th inst., by Bishop O'Connor, of Pittsburg. Revd. Dr. Maher, of Harrisburg, or Very Revd. Dr. Moriarity, of Baltimore, will preach the dedication sermon. The new Catholic Church at the Summit will be opened for divine service on Sunday 20th inst. Revd. E. McMahon, of Pittsburg, will preach the dedication sermon. A collection will be taken up in each instance, to be applied towards their completion.

At the residence of her mother, in Summerhill township, on Monday, 28th June, Miss ELLEN BROOKBANK, aged 17 years.

At the house of his brother, in Cambria township, on Friday July 4th, HUGH SKALLY, aged about 50 years.

Dedication of St. Aloysius Church, Summitville
The new and spacious Catholic Church in Summitville, will be opened for divine service on Sunday the 20th inst. Rev. E. McMahon, Rector of the Cathedral, Pittsburg, will preach on the occasion. The ceremony of blessing the Church will be concluded by a solemn High Mass and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

As the Church is considerably in debt and still in a very unfinished condition, a small sum will be charged for tickets for admission, which may be had at the stores of John Ivory & Son, James Riffel & Co., and J. McCogan & Co.
July 19, 1851

Thursday, 24 Jul 1851
VOL 7, NO 41

At sea, on his way to San Francisco, May 2d, JAMES MAGEHAN, Esq., aged 40 years, a native of Cambria County, Pa., but for many years past a resident of St. Louis, Mo.

The deceased was a man of great energy of character, great industry and great talent in the discharge of the various public duties with which he had been entrusted by the rulers of city in which he lived so long and made his usefulness so manifest. He died far from friends and kindred, and leaves a wife and interesting family to mourn a bereavement that no human solace can restore to them.--Chronicle.

From the Huntington Globe
WEDNESDAY, 5 o'clock, P.M.

We scarcely know how or where to begin to speak of the very destructive flood that visited this section of the country this morning. In the afternoon of yesterday we had several light showers, but in the evening from 7 to 10 o'clock the rain fell pretty heavily, and from 10 to 2 this morning, at times it came down in perfect torrents, accompanied with the most frightful thunder and lightning ever heard. More rain fell here than was ever known to fall in the same length of time. Between 3 and 4 o'clock Crooked Creek, Muddy Run, Spruce Creek, Shaver's Creek, Stone Creek, and many others having emptied their floods into the Juniata, she was at her highest--as high or nearly so, as the flood of '47. The streams above named were never known to be so high, or the destruction so great. On the stream at Shaffersville above Waterstreet, we regret to learn, the house occupied, and we believe owned by Mr. Robert Kinkead, was, with his whole family, a wife and six children, and a Miss Hileman, swept away. Mr. Kinkead, we have been informed, was at Hollidaysburg at the time. The family would not leave the house--they could not be made believe they were in danger, until they were all suddenly swept away to meet watery graves. Mrs. K. has been found.

Before and after the break of day, the river was almost covered with wheat, lumber, parts of houses, stables, boats, mills &, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, fowls, &c., &c. One large boat passed over the Huntingdon dam about three o'clock and was broken into pieces.

At M'Connelstown, on Crooked Creek, there was great destruction of property. The dwellings of Mr. John Coulter and a Mr. Strickler and a small house belonging to Mr. Fraker, and also the tannery buildings in the yards of Mr. Protzman and Mr. Lang, with all their hides, bark, &c., were swept away. Mr. Coulter and Mr. Strickler, did not save anything, so sudden was the rise of the stream--but fortunately their families got out in time to save their lives. All the farmers on Crooked Creek for ten miles from the river, have met with heavy loss. A gentleman who has lived in that neighborhood for forty years, informs us that there never was so much rain fell there before in the same length of time.

The citizens of Portstown at the west end of this borough, deserted their homes about 2 o'clock this morning. The town was completely covered with water. The gardens are destroyed, and many portable articles around the homes were washed away. Many of the citizens of the ..., opposite this place, also deserted their houses for safer quarters.

In this borough the water came to the second street in the upper end, completely surrounded the dwelling of Ge. Wilson, and carried away both the turnpike and mill bridges. Between the railroad and river, all the gardens and first stories of many of the houses were under water, and many of the families left for higher ground. The tan yards of the Messrs. Millers were completely overflowed. Their hides were floating about their yards. Their loss must be, each, 1 or $200.

The families on Fisher & McMurtrie's farms escaped to the ridges. Ge. Wilson's cottage farm, Fisher & McMurtrie's, and Mr. McCahan's farms, were all under water--their loss is heavy, as most of their grain was carried away--and nearly all their fencing has shared the same fate. Mr. Wm. Morgan living on the cottage has also suffered severely, he has lost a ... crop of what on Crooked Creek, and much of his spring crop on the cottage farm, and a number of hogs and sheep.

Along all the Streams emptying into the Juniata, for miles above and below this place, the fencing has been carried off.

The Railroad has been considerably damaged--several bridges have been swept away above Petersburg--and below this place some injury has been done. The cars could come up no farther than Mill Creek today.

The Canal is very much injured. Between this place and the Huntingdon Dam the embankment has been town away badly. It will cost at least $5000 to repair the Canal between this and the dam. Above the dam, at Bell's lock there has also been considerably damage done. And most likely higher up the damage is greater. Below, we hear that the embankment is washed away in several places. The aqueduct at Mill Creek is gone.

At about 6 o'clock this morning the river began to fall very rapidly, and at this time it has fell about 10 feet. Our citizens in the lower street and in Portstown, are now busily engaged in shoveling out and fixing up again.

A more sudden, unexpected and destructive flood never was experienced in this section of the country, and we hope it may be a long time before we have another.

Thursday, 31 Jul 1851
VOL 7, NO 42

M. Hasson, James M'Dermit, N. Nagle, John Wherry, Richard White, Thomas H. Porter, Thos. Gallagher, P.J. Little, George Murray, Samuel Brawlier, John Anderson, John Adams, John Devlon, Elisha M. Lucket, Lewis B. Dunmire, G. Walters, George N. Smith, T.L. Heyer, Andrew Sproul, Charles Dillon.

The undersigned offers for sale a tract of land situate in Clearfield township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Thomas Durbin and M'Mullen, containing 116 acres, more or less, seven acres of which are cleared. The above land is of a good quality, and has excellent timber upon it, consisting of white pine, cherry and poplar. Sufficient water power on the tract to run a saw mill, and to any person wishing to engage in the lumber business it would be an excellent location. For terms please enquire of
June 26, 1851

The partnership heretofore existing under the name and firm of Little & Hamilton, in the Loretto Iron Foundry, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, the Books, Notes and Accounts of the firm are left in the hands of P.J. Little, who is duly authorized to settle all accounts of the firm.
July 9, 1851

The business will hereafter be continued by P.J. Little, who will keep constantly on hand, Ploughs of various patterns, cooking, plain nine plate parlor and coal stoves, together with almost every article made in their line of business. On account of indisposition of health, the subscriber would either sell or rent for a number of years the above establishment with patterns and other fixtures.
July 17, 1851

Thursday, 7 Aug 1851
VOL 7, NO 43

At his residence, (the Mansion House,) Summitville, Cambria county, on Wednesday morning 6th inst., Mr. JOHN McGINLEY, formerly of Westmoreland county, aged 30 years.

On Wednesday, 23d ult., in White township, Mrs. ELIZABETH JANE, consort of Mr. David Matthews, and daughter of Isaac Wilson, Esq., of Beccaria township, Clearfield county, aged 19 years and six months.

Letters of Administration on the estate of John Plummer, late of Summerhill township, Cambria county, deceased, having been granted to the subscriber, by the Register of said county, notice is therefore hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate to make payment, and all persons having claims to present them properly for settlement.
August 7, 1851

Thursday, 14 Aug 1851
VOL 7, NO 44

Thomas A. Maguire, Esq., has resigned his situation as Assistant Superintendent of Motive Power on the Allegheny Portage Rail Road. Capt. Phelps has been appointed by the Canal Commissioners to fill the vacancy. The private business of Major Maguire demands his entire attention: hence his resignation. In retiring from the situation, it is but necessary to state, that the friends relations existing between Capt. West, the gentlemanly Superintendent, and Mr. Maguire, are not severed, and that both parties desire to maintain that intimacy through life that has existed during their official connexion. Major Maguire will devote his entire attention to his Hotel in Johnstown, and will use all exertion to increase its accommodations and add to the comfort of his guests.

On Thursday evening, August 7th, at his residence in Cambria Township, of Cholera Morbus, Mr. EVAN H. ROBERTS, aged 40 years.

The deceased died in the short space of twenty-four hours, surrounded by his relatives and friends. He was, while living, universally esteemed, and his memory will long be revered. He has left a wife and six children to mourn his sudden loss, with whom the community deeply sympathise.

At his residence in Cambria Township, of Dysentery on Monday evening, Aug. 11, Rev. TERRENCE McGIRR, in the 70th year of his age.

The deceased was a priest of the Catholic Church for a period of 40 years, nearly all of which time was passed within the limits of what is now Cambria County. He received a splendid education at that seat of learning, Maynooth College, Ireland, was a superior linguist and remarkably talented man. He was of invaluable assistance to the late Rev. Dr. Gallitzin in his efforts to improve the condition of his flock, render them more happy, and by soliciting emigration to make the wilderness blossom as the rose. By all who knew him he was respected and beloved; and although his spirit has winged its flight to realms beyond the skies, the remembrances of his virtues will continue to enhance the resplendent beauty of his life while on earth. His mortal remains were yesterday interred in the burial ground of the Catholic Church of this place, with all the imposing and impressive ceremonies of that Church of which he was a zealous disciple and were followed to their final resting place by an unusual large crowd of persons of all religious denominations. Requieseat in pace.

Thursday, 21 Aug 1851
VOL 7, NO 45

Of Typhoid Fever, on the 14th inst., at the house of Mr. M'Intost, at Plane No. 10, Blair County, Pa., DAVID CAMPBELL, aged about 22 years.
While living, Mr. CAMPBELL was active, energetic, industrious, careful, and attentive to business, by which excellent traits he had won the respect and esteem of all who were associated with him, and for whom he acted. In his nature and manner he was kind, generous, ardent, frank and sincere. Treacherousness was no part of his composition--for, while his large heart was open to all, his generous pulse ever received that cordial grasp which is the sure evidence of a reciprocal feeling of kindred hearts. Highly, and very respectably connected, loved and esteemed by all who knew him, he has left us while yet in the morning and spring time of life, regretted and mourned by all. The concourse of relatives and friends who met to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased, was unprecedented, in the vicinity, of his interment. Though many an eye was moistened with sympathetic affliction with the bereaves connections, yet when GOD wills, none can interpose--death is inevitable--we must all submit--we can but grieve, it is the last manifestation of appreciated, departed worth.

In Cambria township, on Sunday, Aug. 17th, of Dysentery, ANNIE, daughter of Robert and Ellen Hughes, aged 7 years.

In Cambria township, on Monday morning, Aug. 18th of Dysentery, MARGARET, daughter of John Roberts, (South,) and consort of Thomas Brown, aged about 40 years.

In Cambria townshp, on Tuesday morning, Aug. 19th, of Dysentery, SUSAN REBECCA, daughter of Nicholas and Susan Nagle, aged 11 years.

Thursday, 4 Sep 1851
VOL 7, NO 47

Mrs. Mary Hanna, widow of Gen. John A. Hanna, died at Harrisburg on Wednesday last, at the advanced age of eighty-two years. Mrs. H. was one of the oldest residents of Harrisburg. She was a grand-daughter of John Harris, the famous Indian trader, and was the first settler on the site of Harrisburg, when known as Harris' Ferry. Her own father, also named John Harris, was said to have been "the first white child born west of the Cohewago Hills." He was the founder of Harrisburg, and gave his name to the place. Mrs. Hanna was a lady of much energy of character, and during her long residence in Harrisburg, acquired the esteem and affection of all who knew her. Until within a year or two her vigor of mind and body was but little impaired. An older brother, Robert Harris., Esq., survives her, and her descendants to the third generation were gathered around her when she died.


In Cambria township, on Sunday, Aug. 17th, ANNIE, on Friday, Aug. 22, WM. MONTGOMERY, on Sunday, Aug. 212, JOHN TAYLOR, and on Sunday, Aug. 31, THOMAS SCOTT, only children of Robert and Ellen Hughes, aged respectively 7 years, 7 months, 3 and 5 years.

Thursday, 11 Sep 1851
VOL 7, NO 48

In Cambria township, on Friday evening September 5th, MARGARET JANE, daughter of William and Mary O'Connell, in the 17th year of her age.

At Summitville, on Monday, September 8th, SARAH, consort of Wm. S. Campbell, Esq., born March 24, A.D. 1816, aged 35 years, 6 months and 10 years.

Capt. Wm. De Knight, formerly of Pittsburg, and for some time captain of a boat on the canal, was killed at the head of Plane No. 4, on Monday, 1st September. He was caught between the trucks, thrown down on the track, and the wheels passed over his tights. He lingered for about ten hours.

Thursday, 18 Sep 1851
VOL 7, NO 49

George Merriman, Esq., at present a resident of Johnstown, and contractor on the Penna. R. Road, has been nominated by the democracy of Crawford county, for the Legislature. He is a gentleman against whom not a word can be said, and since his sojourn amongst us has made many warm friends. We confidently look for his election by a large majority.

MARRIED: [copy very light, difficult to read]

At Bedford, on Tuesday morning, September 9th, by Rev. Thos. Hayden, Mr. JAMES RITSEL[??], of Summitville, Cambria county, to Miss MARY JANE COOK, of Bedford.

At Ebensburg, on Sunday, Sept. 14th in St. Patrick's church, by Rev. Joseph A. Gallagher, Mr. JOHN DONOUGHE to Miss MARGARET BURNS, all of this county.

DIED: [copy very light, difficult to read]

On Sunday, Sept. 13th [14th?] in Conemaugh borough, MARY, only daughter of John and Anna Campbell, aged 3 years, 3 months and 5 days.

On Saturday morning, Sept. 13th, at his residence, at the foot of Plane No. 4, Mr. JOHN O'NEILL, agaed 52 years and 5 months.

Thursday, 2 Oct 1851
VOL 7, NO 51

Agreeably to notice, a majority of the Commissioners, appointed by the Act of Assembly of April 8th, 1851, "to organize the Loretto turnpike road company," met at Mr. Shields Hotel, in Loretto, on the 20th of Sept., and together with other citizens in attendance, took an interest in the undertaking, proceeding to organize the meeting by the appointment of Henry A. Byrne as Chairman, and Peter Christy and P.J. Little as Secretaries.

The object of calling the meeting, the utility of the proposed road, the importance of our action in the matter and the adoption of such preliminary steps as would be likely to insure a speedy completion of the work were succinctly and forcibly explained by Mr. Shields. Henry C. Kaylor made some pertinent remarks in corroboration of Mr. Shiels [sp] statements, impressing on the meeting the importance of the proposed road to Loretto and its vicinity, and to the north and north west portions of the county.

On motion it was:

Resolved, That Patrick Shiels [sp], Peter J. Little and Henry A. Byrne, be appointed a committee to take preliminary measures for opening subscription books for stock to said turnpike road company, to ascertain as far as possible the amount of stock likely to be so subscribed, and to report to a meeting subsequently to be called by said committee, when it shall deem expedient.

Resolved, That a minute of these proceedings by signed by the presiding officers and forwarded to the editor of the Mountain Sentinel for publication.
HENRY A. BYRNE, Chairman
P.J. LITTLE Secretaries
September 20, 1851

J.C. Noon, Esq., son of Hon. P. Noon, of this village, left on Monday morning for Pittsburg, to enter upon his duties as one of the Engineer Corps for the survey of the Pittsburg and Steubenville Railroad, about being commenced under charge of David Mitchell, Esq., the able Chief Engineer. We commend him to our numerous western friends, as a young gentleman deserving of t heir confidence and highest regard.

In Philadelphia, on Thursday morning, Sept. 26th, by Rev. Henry J. Morton, D.D., WM. LEMNON, M.D., of Ebensburg, to EMILY A., daughter of the late Charles Barrington, of Phila.

At. St. Michaels Church, Loretto, on Tuesday morning, Sept. 30th, by Rev. Jos. A. Gallagher, Mr. HENRY A. M'MULLEN, to Miss SARAH OWENS, all of Ebensburg.

At Johnstown, on Tuesday, the 23d ult., by Rev'd Samuel Swan, CYRUS L. PERSHING, Esq., of Ebensburg, to Miss MARY ROYER, of Johnstown.

On Sunday, the 21st of Sept., at the foot of Plane No. 3, CHARLES ALFRED, son of Horace H. and Ann Paddock, aged 6 years, 1 month and 18 days.

Thursday, 9 Oct 1851
VOL 7, NO 52

DIED: [light copy]
In Washington township, on the 6th instant, Mrs. CATHARINE BURGOON, aged 72 years, consort of Robert Burgoon.

Thursday, 16 Oct 1851
VOL 8, NO 1

On Thursday, October 2d, by Rev. Mr. Sidman, Mr. JOSEPH I. DUNLAP, to Miss MARTHA E. GRUB, all of Washington township.

On Monday, October 13th, by Wm. Palmer, Esq., Mr. BENJAMIN L. PRICE, to Miss ELIZA A. FLENNER, all of Washington township.

At the residence of Mr. John McCoy, in Summerhill township, on the 19th of September last, HENRIETTA, daughter of Jacob Kaylor, aged 10 years and 10 months.

A child of Mr. Morris Reilly, aged 4 years, fell off a chair on Wednesday evening and fractured its arm.

Lewis Brown has removed his Barber Shop to the room formerly occupied by Harrison Kinkead, Esq., two doors west of Mr. Geo. J. Rodger's Store, where all persons can be pleasantly accommodated with a shave.

On Monday last, whilst the passenger train was coming through the Tunnel, it run over a man named Sherdan, who was no doubt intoxicated and had lain down on the track. The wheels passed over both of his legs and hand. He lingered until the following day. The deceased was a laborer on the Central Railroad.

Shocking Accident.
On Wednesday afternoon, a daughter of Mr. John McGrwa, at the head of Plain No. 6, was warming herself at the stove in the room adjoining the school house at that place, when her apron caught fire and she was so dreadfully burned that she expired in a few hours. She was eight years of age.

In Philadelphia, on Thursday, 16th inst., by Hon. Charles Gilpin, Mayor of the city, Mr. WILLIAM B. HUDSON, of Ebensburg, Pa., to Miss CAROLINE, daughter of David Evans, Esq., of Philadelphia.

On Thursday, 16th inst., by Rev. Mr. Hamilton, Mr. ARTHUR NOBLE to Mrs. ANN CEMMINGS, all of this place.

On the 18th inst., by the Rev. A. McElwain, Mr. JAMES DAVIDSON, of Hollidaysburg, to Miss SARAH JANE MURPHY, of the Summit, Pa.

On Thursday, 16th inst., by Wm. W. Harris, Esq., Mr. SAMUEL SMITH to Miss ESTHER STOVER, all of Jackson township, Cambria county.

Thursday, 23 Oct 1851
VOL 8, NO 2

Whereas my wife Mary has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, all persons are hereby cautioned not to trust or harbor her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting.
Susquehanna tp., Oct. 21, 1851

On last Wednesday, a little girl aged 10 years, whose name we have not learned, was crossing the railroad on the fourteen mile level immediately in advance of the passenger train. Notice was given, the brakes were "put down," but all to no purpose--she was struck in the back and instantly killed.

Thursday, 30 Oct 1851
VOL 8, NO 3

On Monday, Oct. 27th, at St. Joseph's Church, Carrolltown, by Reverend H.P. Gallagher, Mr. ZEPHENIA WEAKLAND to ELLEN, daughter of Christopher Luther, all of Carroll township.

DIED: [light copy]
At New Orleans, on Saturday, 11th instant, of Fever, Brevet Major PHILIP W. McDONALD, 2d Dragoons, United Stated Army, in the 34th year of his age.

The lamented deceased was born near Ebensburg in the year 1818. ... In the year 1832 he entered Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Md., and by diligent preserverance and fondness for study so dedicated himself as to deserve the admiration of all the professors of the institution, and graduated with high honors. In 1837 he was appointed from this district to the Military School at West Point and graduated in 1841 with marked distinction. He was commissioned in the 2d Dragoons, in which regiment he saw much active service on the western frontier and in Texas, and by his gallant bearing and soldier like conduct, gained the respect and esteem of all those with whom he became associated. ...

Thursday, 6 Nov 1851
VOL 8, NO 4

On Wednesday, Nov. 5th, by Rev. Samuel Furman, Mr. WM. LEICHTY, formerly of Duncansville, to Miss MARY CLEMENTS, of Ebensburg.

Thursday, 13 Nov 1851
VOL 8, NO 5

On Friday, Nov. 7th, at the residence of his brother, Summitville, Cambria county, DANIEL DOUGHERTY, aged about sixty years.
We have known the lamented deceased for a long time and such acquaintance was no less gratifying to the writer than acceptable to him. He was a native of Donegal, Ireland. .. He was the father of an interesting family upon whom he lavished all his tender care and gave them an inheritance to pride themselves upon -- a good education. ...

At his residence, in Petersburg, on Shavers Creek, on Saturday morning, October 25, 1851, VALENTINE WINGARD, who was born in Lancaster city, October 16th, 1787. His disease which at first was cramp in the bowels, determined to chronic Diarrhea.

The deceased was among the early settlers in this county, and during his long residence in it was uniformly distinguished for the puritanic simplicity of his manners, the unanswering piety of his life, the unimpeachable honesty of his dealings, his sincere, fervant and constant parental attachment, and good will to all mankind. Of him it might eminently be said, "He owed no man anything, but to love."

During his long affliction of four months, the assurance of his acceptance with Christ, his cheerful resignation, and his confident belief that a rest remained for his with the redeemed, never for a moment abandoned him; but with his expiring breath, with which only his consciousness of passing events expired, he declared, "I have no will of my own--all is right."

In the evidence of such a life and faith, there is more, even, than "hope." There is faith--sure, abiding, unmistaken, truthful, christian FAITH.--Huntingdon Journal.

There will be exposed to public sale on the premises in Allegheny Township, Cambria County, on the second Monday of December next, the following real estate, late the property of Ross McCabe, deceased, viz: Fifty acres of land, or thereabouts, adjoining land of Patrick Conway, and being part of a larger tract of land warranted in the name of John Buchanan.

Terms will be made known at the time of sale.

By order of the Orphans' Court of Cambria County. HENRY SCANLAN
Administrator of Ross McCabe, deceased.
Nov. 3, 1851

Thursday, 20 Nov 1851
VOL 8, NO 6

A Saw Mill belonging to Mr. William Bradley, situated in Washington township near Plane No. 4, caught fire on Thursday night last from a log near it, which had been set on fire, and was entirely consumed. Loss about $300. No insurance.

Shocking Death.
A child aged about eight months, daughter of Mr. John Farren, contractor on the Central Railroad near Bennington, was burned to death on Thursday evening, 6th inst. The particulars are these. The mother of Mr. Farren was dressing the young child near the stove, when by some accident it fell down upon the child the hot coals falling upon her and causing death almost instantaneously. The grandmother, an aged woman, was so much frightened that she was unable to render immediate assistance to the unfortunate sufferer. Mr. Farren and his wife have met with an incalculable loss, their only child, the pride and joy of their hearts, has suddenly been taken from them. It is almost impossible to describe the agony and grief of the parents. Their cup of bitterness has been filled to overflowing. May they find that consolation which the world cannot give, in those beautiful words of our Saviour, "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

Thursday, 27 Nov 1851
VOL 8, NO 7

On Friday night, 21st inst., of Scarlet Fever, EDWARD LYNCH, son of M..S. and Ann Harr, aged one year and eight months.

Thursday, 4 Dec 1851
VOL 8, NO 8

On Tuesday, 2d inst., by Rev. Mr. Simonton, A. DOPELIN, Esq., to Miss MARGARET KERN, all of Johnstown, Cambria county, Pa.

On the 27th of November, by the Rev. A. McElwain, Mr. JOHN L. STOUGH to Miss JANE MILLS, both of Ebensburg, Pa.

In Johnstown, on Monday, 1st inst., of Small Pox, Mr. JAMES GRIMSLEY, of Philadelphia, aged about 30 years.

On Thursday, 27th ult., of Scarlet Fever, MARGARET, daughter of Richard J. and Jane Evans, aged nine years.

On Sunday, 30th ult., of Scarlet Fever, ANDREW WILLIAM, son of Andrew and Maria Lewis, aged four years and four months.

On Monday evening, 1st inst., of Scarlet Fever, JOHN MORROW, son of Rees J. and Eveline H. Lloyd, aged three years.

Thursday, 11 Dec 1851
VOL 8, NO 9

At Loretto, on Saturday morning, 29th ult., by Rev. H.P. Gallagher, M.M. ADAMS, Esq., of Adamsville, to Miss MARY EKLTZ [sp?], of Munster, all of this county.

On Saturday, the 6th inst., of Scarlet Fever, CLARA AUGUSTA, daughter of Andrew and Maria Lewis, aged two years.

Thursday, 18 Dec 1851
VOL 8, NO 10

DIED: [light copy]
On Wednesday, 16th inst, SARAH ELLEN, only daughter of John H. and Margaret Brookband, aged one year, eight months and fifteen days.

On Thursday evening, 11th inst., near this place, JOHN MILLER, son of John and Margaret Wherry, aged one year, five months and twenty-?? days.

On Saturday night, 13th inst., ELIZABETH VIRGINIA, daughter of Lewis and Mary Ann Hoover aged three years, eight months and seventeen days.

Thursday, 25 Dec 1851
VOL 8, NO 11

At his residence, on Coal Hill, near Pittsburg, on Sunday evening, 21st inst., JAMES C. MAGUIRE, Esq., aged 85 years and 5 days.

On Friday evening, 19th inst., of Bronchitis, MARGARET, daughter of Richard and Mary Jones, of this place, aged ten years.

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