Mendon famer, shoemaker, printer and publisher John
Portineus Greene is baptized into the Mormon Church, and
ordained by leader Eleazer Miller shortly afterwards.
In an Ithaca Chronicle story on the Niagara County election
returns the paper uses the term "Scalawag", the first recorded
instance of its use.
The State legislature approves the charter of the New York &
Erie Railroad, specifying that the western end of the line must
be at Lake Erie.
Performing Siamese Twins Chang and Eng, managed until
now by Captain Abel and his wife, but having previously
delayed their independence, appear in Buffalo for the first
time as self-employed performers.
Cholera victims begin arriving in Rochester via the Erie
Canal, beginning an epidemic.
Chang and Eng appear in front of 650 people in Auburn.
Buffalo sees its first reported case of cholera, an Irish laborer,
who dies within eight hours of his seizure.
Another two cases and one death are reported in Buffalo.
By the middle of the month another 250 cases have been
reported, with 120 deaths.
Mormon John Portineus Greene, having recently organized
branch of the church at Warsaw, in Genesee County, moves
to Kirtland, Ohio.
The Anti-Masons hold their first political party convention
here. In the general the party will only carry the state of
The city has population of 10,119. ** The cholera epidemic
causes the Old St. Louis Cemetery to be abandoned and a
new one opened. ** Lawyer Millard Fillmore is elected to
the U.S. Congress. ** Ebenezer Johnson is elected mayor.
The city takes over the Washington Street Cemetery, founded
in 1827 by Dr. Verne Marshall.
Monroe County jail is built. ** Connecticut-born orphan
(1799) Austin Church founds a factory here to manufacture
bi-carbonate of soda, marketed as Baking Soda.
Pierrepont Lacey - who will appear as a young boy in Milton
W. Hopkins' painting "Pierrepont Edward Lacey and His Dog
Gun", is born here.
Syracuse University is founded.
New York State
Pittsford pioneer Simon Stone dies at the age of 68. **
Farmers in the town of Freedom note oil seeping into a pit
being dug for seeking coal. ** Lockport postmaster and
Lockport Bank president Leis Eaton begins serving as a
member of the New York Bank Commission, holds the post
until 1838. ** Darien is founded. ** Deacon Samuel
Warren begins producing sacramental wines at his winery in
York, NY. ** The Ithaca and Owego Railroad is competed,
connecting Ithaca with the Susquehanna River. ** The
Elizabeth Cady Stanton home is built in Seneca Falls.
© 2014 David Minor / Eagles Byte