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
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On the 2d January, by the Rev. Mr. Sahm, Mr. YORICK ROREABAUGH of Cambria township, to Miss CATHARINE SHOUP
of Richland township.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, S.S.
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
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.
DANIEL M'CURDY, Clerk.
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
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
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
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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
On Monday afternoon March 24th, by the Rev. L. Powell, Mr. JOHN BEMFORD to Mrs. ELEANOR WILLIAMS, all of
Thursday, 3 Apr 1851
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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
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
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.
JACOB NAGLE, Jr.
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.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office at Ebensburg, April 1st 1851
Litzinger Mary Ann
Regar David 2
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.
LEWIS W. BROWN
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
VERY DESTRUCTIVE FLOOD--LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
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
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DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE.
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.
LAND FOR SALE.
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
EDWARD GLASS, Loretto
June 26, 1851
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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DEATH OF A VENERABLE LADY.
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
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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
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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
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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
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DIED: [light copy]
In Washington township, on the 6th instant, Mrs. CATHARINE BURGOON, aged 72 years, consort of Robert
Thursday, 16 Oct 1851
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On Thursday, October 2d, by Rev. Mr. Sidman, Mr. JOSEPH I. DUNLAP, to Miss MARTHA E. GRUB, all of
On Monday, October 13th, by Wm. Palmer, Esq., Mr. BENJAMIN L. PRICE, to Miss ELIZA A. FLENNER, all of
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
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.
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
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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
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
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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
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On Wednesday, Nov. 5th, by Rev. Samuel Furman, Mr. WM. LEICHTY, formerly of Duncansville, to Miss MARY
CLEMENTS, of Ebensburg.
Thursday, 13 Nov 1851
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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.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
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
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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.
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
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On Friday night, 21st inst., of Scarlet Fever, EDWARD LYNCH, son of M..S. and Ann Harr, aged one year and
Thursday, 4 Dec 1851
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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
In Johnstown, on Monday, 1st inst., of Small Pox, Mr. JAMES GRIMSLEY, of Philadelphia, aged about 30
On Thursday, 27th ult., of Scarlet Fever, MARGARET, daughter of Richard J. and Jane Evans, aged nine
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
Thursday, 11 Dec 1851
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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
Thursday, 18 Dec 1851
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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
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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.