Sidney Smith begins publishing Rochester's Evening Advertiser.
He will soon turn it into a morning newspaper to distinguish it
from the afternoon rival newspaper the Daily Advertiser.
Rochester dentist and machine gun inventor Josephus Requa is
born in Ulster County to Charity Middagh and prominent
physician James Jacskson Requa.
New York State's Canal Commission authorizes a Chenango
Canal to connect the Susquehanna River at Binghamton with
the Erie Canal at Utica. John B. Jervis will be hired to supervise
Connewango pioneer James Blanchard dies.
The Cayuga County Town of Niles is formed from Sempronius.
The Allegany County town of West Almond is formed from the
towns of Alfred, Almond and Angelica.
An announcement is posted in the Oswego Palladium for a sale
of property, primarily the Ship and Ship-House at Storrs (near
Sackets Harbor). The sale will b held at he house of P. Butterfield,
the first Monday of August, and the buyer will be required to
move both structures from the premises, on or before the first
day of November. Other naval equipment will be auctioned.
The New York and Erie Railroad is organized.
Horatio Gates Spafford's widow Elizabeth Clarke Hewitt receives
the parent on his compressed air engine.
A strike of journeymen shoemakers in Geneva is settled, with
the artisans gaining wage increases.
Stock subscriptions of $500,000 are solicited for New York State's
Rochester & Tonawanda Railroad Company.
Mary Jemison, White Woman of the Genesee, dies at Buffalo
Creek Reservation, in her rely nineties.
New York State
U.S. senator William L. Marcy is elected governor ** Warren
Huff of Québec, Canada, settles the Allegany County village of
Alma. ** The Chemung Canal is completed. ** Geneva
lawyer Charles Butler visits the Toledo and Chicago areas, makes
real estate investments there. ** Henry Imman paints a picture
of Erasmus Corning, Jr. ** The Reverend William Arthur
moves to Perry along with his family, including three-year-old
Chester Alan Arthur, future U.S. resident. They live in Perry for
the next four years. ** East Bloomfield Township is established.
** Winslow Pratt, son of Eagle Harbor settler Nehemiah Pratt,
settle on Ridge Road. ** The Baptist Church in Chester moves to
Canandaigua. ** Stephen White, president of the East Boston
Timber Company, arrive at Tonawanda Island to select a homesite.
A stone jail is erected in the rear of the courthouse. ** A state
investigative team tours the women's quarters of the prison, is
appalled at conditions.
An extension to South Pier is made and the "Chinaman" Lighthouse
is erected on it. ** A total of 61,485 passengers pass through
the harbor, 42,956 of them board lake vessels heading west. **
The approximate date twenty-year-old New Hampshire
transplant Gibson T. Williams arrives from St. Albans, Vermont,
gets a job as a clerk in the Kimberly & Waters grocery storm,
at $5 a week.
Church sextons are fined if they fail to ring church bells during fires.
** The Rochester Canal & Railway Company blocks a scheme
to build a rival rail line between Rochester and Charlotte, along
the west side of the Genesee Rivr. ** The three-mile Carthage
Railroad is founded, to connect the Erie Canal aqueduct in the city
with the village of Carthage. ** Edwin Scrantom sells the
Monroe Republican and enters the mercantile business with Levi
W. Sibley, his brother-in-law. ** The Reverend Jedediah
Burchard holds revival meetings in town. ** The Daily
Democrat begins publication.
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