ANNUAL CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX
EVENTS OF 1862
Compiled by the
Reporter of the True American
The New Year was ushered in with a tremendous blow. Old Boreas had a very hard time to digest his
New Year’s dinner. The day was attended
with its customary festivities. Charles,
son of Joseph and Lydia Pearson, died, aged 19 years. Old Folks gave a concert at Temperance Hall.
Weather mild. Employment
George Jones, a resident of the Third Ward, died of small pox.
Emma, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Fuhrman, died, aged 2 years.
The Federal troops advance into South Carolina.
The ground covered with snow. Fine
sleighing. Children’s Home annual
Plenty of ice; dealers in the article very busy. Samuel L. Fredericks, died, aged 36 years.
Joseph Kyeser had his arm broken by slipping on the icy pavement.
Cavalry officers of New Jersey met at Trenton House.
Horace N. English, a resident of Trenton, visited Washington some
time ago on business, and slipping on the icy pavement in front of Willard’s,
broke his leg, which afterwards had to be amputated. He died this day, aged 45.
James V., son of Thomas and Betty Wilson, died, aged 13 years.
Legislature of New Jersey met. The Senate was not organized until the next day. Mercer Courts met. Judge Brown presiding.
Nomination of Stanton as Secretary of War confirmed by the Senate.
Annual meeting of the State Normal School Association held.
Skating in all parts of the city, even on the sidewalks. E. Wolcott Jackson, son of the late John P.
Jackson, elected Superintendent of the ** Railroad. Col. Allen, of the 9th N. J. Reg’t, drowned off Hatteras.
The ice on the Delaware gave way and took a trip to the ocean.
A fire broke out in the shoe store of J. F. Cheesman. Mrs. Margaret Forman, relict of Peter Forman,
Annual meeting of State Agricultural Society held. Ann Carey died.
Annual meeting of Masons and Sons of Temperance held. John Headley died, aged 72. Bayard, son of William B. Blackwell, died,
aged * years.
Catherine, wife of James Clark, died aged *9 years. John Cruver hung at Newtown, Sussex County,
for murder of Adam Skellinger. Dead
body of an unknown Irish woman found in the Canal.
The news of the death of Col. Joseph Warren Allen, of the Ninth
N. J. Regiment, by drowning, was received and produced a profound sensation
in the Legislature and the city. Annual
meeting of the State Military Association was held.
Democratic Legislative caucus held.
Judge Naar defends himself before the Legislature against the charge
that as an editor he had favored secession. Governor nominates L. Q. C. Elmer, E. B. D. Ogden, and Peter Vrendenburg,
as Judges, and C. P. Smith as Clerk of the Supreme Court.
As January came in so it stepped out, bright and clear. William Cathcart, a workman at the Wire Mill,
fell from the bridge over the railroad, and was killed.
month was ushered in by a snow storm.
fine. Mrs. Jane Hart, formerly
of this city, died at Easton.
fall of snow.
streets were filled with every description sleighs, and all classes of
people were going at this perfect rush.
is lite and gaiety in the streets, the merry jingle of bells filled every
hour of the day. Samuel Hill died,
aged 76 years.
by Gov. Olden, of Judges *** were confirmed. Trial of Joseph Bates for the murder of his wife commenced
in Mercer Court.
F. Waterman died, aged 8 years.
of Joseph Bates for murder concluded, and guilty of murder in the second
degree. Sentenced to ten years
in the State Prison.
Downey died, aged 19 years.
of the late Col. Allen and Surgeon ***** from the State House to the Depot.
The Legislature had charge of this affair, which was very imposing.
The military were out, and a large number of citizens from various
parts of the State. Ellen W.,
daughter of Charles F. and Elizabeth Howell, died, in her 16th
year. Hannah S. Williams died,
in the 79th year of her age.
Association met. Mrs. Amanda ***st
died, aged 30 years.
Valentine’s day passed off as usual.
The reporter, among the appropriate presents on such an occasion,
received a likeness of Gen. McClellan.
Leonard B., infant son of Hiram L. Rice, died.
city much excited over the news of the capture of Fort Donelson by Union
H. Furman was accidentally killed at Lock No. 3, aged 38 years. Demonstrations
in various parts of the city on the cheering war news. Flags were flying in every direction.
Wyndham appointed Col. of Halsted’s Cavalry.
birthday celebrated by citizens at Temperance Hall; the Farewell Address
was read. N. J. Monument Association
met at State House.
Mortimer died, aged 70 years.
wind was unusually high, and did considerable damage. Mrs. Sarah Johnston died, aged _6 years.
Mary Ann Butterworth died, aged 22 years.
Court met. Death of Gov. Pennington
announced; speech by Mr. Frelinghuysen; committee appointed on resolutions.
were made today in the Supreme Court on the death of Gov. Pennington,
by Judge *****, Judge Ogden, Judge Ryerson, A. O. Zabris*** Courtland
Parker. Mary Minor died in her
*5th year. Robert Smith
died, in his 65th year.
of C. S. Leport as Prosecutor of ***** for Sussex county was confirmed.
Merchant’s Bank closed. Committee
of Legislature having reported adversely to its business.
people are greatly excited in reference to war matters; all kinds of rumors
rite of confirmation was administered to between two and three hundred
persons at St. John’s Catholic Church, by Bishop Bayley.
E., daughter of William P. Anderson, died, aged 14 years. The streets as slippery as glass.
Democratic caucus held. Josephine
E. Phillips, daughter of John H. Phillips of
Pennington, died, aged 21 years. Hon. Amos Kendall delivered lecture at the
Normal School, which created a ***** among the abolitionists.
meeting of the Legislature held for the ****n of State and County officers.
Cor*** died in his 66th year.
***** Burroughs died in his 44th year.
________________ killed at Camden by the explo_________ shell,
being examined ______________ persons at a hotel.
The streets are full of excitement at the news ________at of
war; the Monitor and
her timely ________ work
of destruction made by ________ which the U S ship
of war __________ and the Congress was disabled. _________ was let into the
Delaware and Raritan
______ Joseph Yard Neal, son of
_ W. Neal, died _____
_______ New Jersey Annual Conference
of the _____ met at New Brunswick. Slight
____ William Reed died, aged 72 years. ____________ captured by Union forces. Committee to investigate affairs of Normal School reported. _____ Legislature passed an act appointing
Com___________ to wind up affairs of the Merchants’
were passed in the Legislature relative to the gallantry of the New Jersey
Ninth Regiment, at Newberne, N. C. Mr. Vanatta addressed the Democratic
Association of Trenton
N. C. occupied by Union troops. Capt.
John W. Mickle, of Camden, died.
Warner died, aged 35 years.
Annual Conference at New Brunswick closed its sessions.
shad are among the delicacies enjoyed by those who have the dimes to purchase
Legislature adjourned sine die.
Big Bethel, Va. occupied by Federal troops. Alfred, son of Joseph Smalley, died, aged
1 year and 9 months.
prisoners escaped from the State Prison.
broke out in a house near the Tressle works, owned by Joseph Nowen, entirely
consuming the building. John Bachelder
drowned in the Basin near the Wire Mill.
unusual number of people “moving”. Capt.
Seddons is reported to have deserted. Mrs. Commodore Stockton died.
removed to Mount Holly. United
States Court decided that under the circumstances sentence of death could
not be passed upon him. Com. Foote
takes a fort on Island No. 10.
remarkably fine. Theodore Bennett
died, aged 44 years.
visits new gun factory of Field & Horton and makes a report
preparations for the Spring elections.
meets and grants tavern licenses. The
Governor receives secession flag captured by Jerseymen at Beaufort.
Laura N., daughter of John Rowley, aged 4 months, died.
Island No. 10 surrendered to Federal troops. Battle of Pittsburgh Landing closed with
victory for the Federal troops.
unusual heavy fall of snow for the season; depth about 18 inches. Laura, infant daughter of John Cotron,
Wilson, son of Frederick Obert, died, aged 2 years and 5 months.
Democratic Convention held for he nomination of candidates for city officers.
Bofinger died in the 59th year of his age. Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen died at New
election; nine out of eleven officers elected are Democratic. Isaac R. Srope, of Hunterdon, died, aged
commence at Yorktown. Hon. Joseph
Pharo, Senator of Burlington county, died.
Ann Seavers died, aged 56 years. A
writ is issued in Philadelphia for the arrest of Simon Cameron, for false
cases of small pox are found in the State Prison, and spreading. John Lincoln, infant son of John H. Wolf,
of Yorktown progressing satisfactorily.
Common Council organized. Lewis
Parker Jr. appointed President, Matthew Brown, Clerk.
Redman Mills, wife of F. S. Mills, died, in her 43rd year. Judge Barclay Perrine died. William Briest died, in his 47th
year. Several speeches were made
at the Court House at a meeting of the Bar and Bench, respecting the death
of Judge Perrine.
daughter of J. H. Creveling, died, in her 13th year. Gen. Banks repulses Ashby’s Cavalry in
Virginia, near Gordonsville.
O. Clark, son of Henry W. Closson, died, in his 2d year.
Republicans of the Fifth Ward organize a Union Legion probably to shut
up the eyes of voters. Emma Jane,
daughter of George W. Hammell, died in her 17th year. The capture of New Orleans is announced.
Brownlow visits Trenton.
came in cold and dismal, an easterly storm prevailed the whole day.
of the Capture of New Orleans confirmed.
Trial for forgery (State vs Tantum) proceeding at the Court House.
evacuate Yorktown. The Attorney
General publishes instructions to the Assessors of the State in relation
to the Tax Law.
McClellan advances beyond Williamsburg and defeats 800 Rebel Cavalry.
Rebels evacuate Williamsburg and the place occupied by Federal troops.
City Police Officers elected by Council.
George, son of Thomas Butterworth, died, aged 8 months.
of children in the city taken---number between the ages of 5 and 18, 1841.
Death of Rev. Samuel Starr, formerly of this city, announced.
A., son of B. W. Titus, died, aged 17 years. Rev. A. D. White elected Moral Instructor of the State Prison.
Ann, widow of Abner Mitchell, died, aged 79 years. Norfolk and Portsmouth captured by Federal
troops. Ann Maria, daughter of
Daniel Dougherty, died, aged 19 years. A frame house belonging to Dr. Taylor,
situate in Warren street, was burned.
G. Hill, formerly of Trenton, died at Allentown, aged 71 years.
of killed and wounded Jerseymen at Williamsburg published. Assistant Adjutant General Freese gives
an account of the battle at Williamsburg, in the Normal School. A collection was taken up, which netted
$52.89, for the benefit of the soldiers.
repeals the Republican resolutions against the liberty of the press.
Caufield, wife of Patrick Caufield, died.
Edwin M., son of George W. Hammell, died in his 10th
of Lieut. D. K. Lalor and Adjutant Aaron Wilkes took place, both attended
by a military escort by Company A, National Guard. Jas. T. Sherman, Esq., a very reputable
and valuable citizen, died suddenly in his 48th year.
military parade of the Third Division of the New Jersey Active Militia
took place at Freehold.
S. McNeeley, Esq., appointed Adjutant of the First Regiment of Mercer
Brigade. General Banks retreats
across the Potomac.
work of recruiting for the Eleventh Regiment commences. Quite a number of military men here in
search of commissions.
meeting at Temperance Hall, at which Richard S. Field and Jos. C. Potts
evacuate Corinth; it is occupied by Union troops.
Crozer, an ex member of the Legislature, and a very estimable man, died,
aged 35 years. Battle of Chickahominy
V. Carman died at Washington City, aged 18 years.
present a flag to the Constitutional Guards, Captain Dutcher.
McClellan’s command enlarged, so as to include south of the Rappahannock
and east of the Railroad from Fredericksburg to Richmond.
in the Delaware; great destruction of property above Trenton; the railroad
between Trenton and Bordentown submerged.
Mary A., wife of Wm. T. McDowell, died in her 23rd year.
Wm. Vanhise died, aged 28 years.
Ann, daughter of Thomas Bragg, died, in her 6th year. David McPherson died suddenly at Miller’s
burial ground near the city consecrated with a great procession, &c.
George Ellsworth, infant son of Jacob Otis, died.
Reporter returns from his first trip to Monmouth, and goes into ecstasies
on account thereof.
son of Michael Hasson, was drowned in the Water Power raceway.
McChesney’s company left Trenton for Washington to join the Tenth Regiment.
Hines died, aged 42 years.
going on in the city briskly---the streets are filled with soldiers.
Reporter returns from a second trip to Monmouth, with over 100 new subscribers;
---immense sensation;---he writes an account of his trip.
John Hogan died, aged 73.
Tucker died, in her 88th year.
of members of churches held to establish a City Mission. Flag presentation took place in Ewing
to the Ewing Light Infantry---several speeches were made. A building occupied as a store in Chambersburg,
was destroyed by fire.
S. Grand Jury in session, looking after traitors; not being able to find
any, adjourned over to the next week.
of James Island; General Hunter repulsed by the enemy near Charleston.
Benj. Moorhouse has a big time with a crazy recruit; the recruit is finally
locked up in the City Hall. John
McK Dippolt died, aged 26.
Margaret Hunt died, in her 85th year.
S. Court recommences its sessions. Princeton
College Commencement. Andrew Dutcher
appointed Clerk of the United States Court. President Lincoln passed through Trenton
in an extra train. Sad railroad
accident occurred between Trenton and Bordentown; six cars were thrown
into the canal, two persons killed and four wounded---all soldiers from
are going on for the celebration of Fourth of July. Thomas W. Reading died, in his 31st
year. Six days battle before Richmond---White
House evacuated---McClellan makes a successful movement.
Seward passed through Trenton in an extra train---probably gone in search
of the President, who went through on the 25th.
is confirmed of the repulse of Union troops on James Island. Loss 688 killed, wounded and missing.
Gordon, widow of Wm. Gordon, died, aged 86 years. The Governors of 18 States meet and recommend
the calling out of 300,000 men, in order to put down rebellion at one
blow. The President concurs.
city is greatly excited on account of rumors of killed and wounded in
the battles before Richmond. Burroughs,
son of Samuel Mentz, died, in the 8th year of his age.
of July was celebrated by a parade of the First Regiment of Mercer Brigade.
The children connected with St. John’s Catholic Church had a grand
pic-nic at Edge Grove. The convicts in the State Prison had an
extra fine dinner. An accident
occurred in Cranberry by the bursting of a cannon.
Lindsey died, in the 67th year of his age.
Eliza Ayres died, in her 80th year. Gov. Olden issues a proclamation calling for four regiments
list of the killed, wounded and missing Jerseymen in the battles before
Richmond published in the TRUE AMERICAN.
John Phares died, aged 63 years.
A son of Mr. Palmer Hart was drowned in the Canal, near the St***
H., wife of Joseph Whitaker, died.
S. gunboat Naugatuck on her way to New York.
Patrick Conner was accidentally killed at the Rolling Mill.
Sweeney died, in the 85th year of her age. A fire occurred in the rear Col. Charles
H. Dean’s residence. The death
of James Newell, of Salem, a prominent citizen of this State, is announced.
Henry State, son of John States, aged 14 months.
An immense Union meeting was held in New York.
Charlotte Hart died, in the 49th year of her age. General Halleck resigns his immediate
command at Corinth.
Parent, of Allentown, was accidentally shot in the breast at Camp Perrine.
By great care he recovered, but unfit for service.
J. Smith, son of the State Treasurer, died at Hightstown. An address issued by Major General Joel
Parker to the officer and men of the Third Division of Militia, urging
them to respond to the call of the Governor for men.
of the death of Lieut. George Heisler, of U. S. Marine Corps, was received;
he died at Memphis of fever.
large war meeting held at Temperance Hall. Col. Cannon, Rev. Dr. Wiley, J. F. Rusling, and Jos. C. Potts,
made speeches; about $2,000 were subscribed.
boy named Thomas Major, son of John Major, was drowned in the Feeder near
Drummond died, aged 70 years.
Anderson, from Pennington, met with injuries at the Trenton depot, from
which he died soon after. A laborer
was seriously hurt on the farm of George A. Hall, Sharon, by the running
away of a horse.
Street M E Sunday School have a grand pic-nic. John Mahan died. Melville,
son of Theodore Groot, died, aged 10 months. Major David Hatfield, of the First New
Jersey Regiment, died in Elizabeth from wounds received in the battle
Helen M. Rice, died, aged 54 years.
Dorcas Daymond died, in the 81st year of her age.
gun of the fall campaign fired off at Dutch Neck. Irene Randolph, daughter of Thomas J.
Watson, died, aged 10 months. St.
Michael’s Church has been undergoing important repairs.
C. McLaughlin died, aged 24 years. Mary,
infant daughter of Charles Bechtel, died, aged 10 months.
S. Vansickell returned from the war in bad health. Rinaldo, son of James Keeler, died, aged
six months. George Kugler died.
Frank Irving, son of Samuel N. Porter, died, aged eight months.
Daniel, infant son of Patrick Corcoran, died. A draft for 300,000 men ordered by the
Secretary of War.
of Temperance have a grand pic-nic at Edge Grove. Meeting held at Pennington to encourage
matters are prosperous. Enlistments
are going on finely; some Republicans have actually been induced to shoulder
a musket. Destruction of the ram
Arkansas. Battle of Baton Rouge.
Elizabeth, daughter of T. Rusling Rainear, died, aged 8 months. Adam, infant son of Adam and Elizabeth
Exton, died, aged 9 months.
thermometer stood at the very agreeable point of 90 degrees in the shade.
The uniformed militia turned out and were reviewed by the Col.
Elizabeth, daughter of John Wilson, died, aged 5 ½ years. Government issues an order for the arrest
of persons who shall discourage enlistments.
of Cedar Mountain fought. Beautiful
flag staff and flag raised at the State Arsenal under the direction of
Mr. Samuel C. Kerr. Mabalee, wife
of Gideon Stout, died, in her 55th year.
Green denies the application for injunction against the Delaware Bay Railroad.
of the city held a grand pic-nic at Edge Grove. Mary Johnston, wife of Henry B. Bechtel, died, aged 5* years.
Ann, infant daughter of John J. Moneyhan, died, aged 17 months.
A. Wooley, son of James R. Wooley, died of typhoid fever at Memphis. Jesse, infant son of George J. Vanhart,
died. Elizabeth Jane, daughter
of Michael Augustus Meyers, died, aged 3 months.
Corcoran, a prisoner of war, at Richmond, released.
J. Smith died, aged 83 years. Harrison’s
Olden issues his proclamation for the raising of New Jersey’s quota of
300,000 men, which is 10,478.
Kugler and Wright arrested by Deputy U. S. Marshal Harris, assisted by
State Convention held; Marcus L. Ward nominated for Governor. Adjutant Gen. issues an order giving quotas
of troops by townships, wards, and counties.
Corcoran passed through Trenton enroute for New York. Eleanore Tilton, infant daughter of Peter
J. Wagner, died, aged 5 months.
State authorities contract for the building of barracks. Charles B. Headley died, aged 35 years.
Eleventh Regiment left Trenton for the seat of war. Sword presented to Lieut. Johnson, at
the Eagle Engine House. Beneficial
Society hold a pic-nic at Edge Grove.
and Wright, arrested by Marshal Harris, were taken to Washington. Louisa Frances, daughter of Peter C. Wagner,
died, aged 1 ½ years. Professor
Bart is inducted into office as Principal of the Model School.
six shooter, belt and sash presented to Lieut. Roberts. George B. Raymond, of Bordentown, appointed
Provost Marshal for New Jersey. Anna
Rebecca, daughter of Charles Carr, died, in her 12th year.
Home for the benefit of soldiers held in Ewing; Jos. C. Potts, Geo. H.
Steward, and others, spoke; the affair netted $290. Kugler and Wright, upon arriving at Washington,
were discharged. Battle of Manassas
fought (27th, 29th and 30th).
wagons loaded with recruits from Mercer, Ocean and Monmouth arrived, making
the town more than usually lively.
Kearney killed at the battle of Chantilly, near Fairfax Court House. A man named Stout, confined in the Mercer
County Jail for an opinion expressed, has succeeded in arousing some attention
to his case. Mary, wife of Robert
R. Aitken, died, aged 48 years. Mary Ellen, infant daughter of Douglas
Friel, died, aged 14 months. Gen.
Taylor, who was wounded at the battle of Manassas, died. About 700 troops arrived in Trenton from
different parts of the State.
of the death of Capt. Joseph Abbott, in the battle of Manassas, received.
The Fourteenth Regiment, at Freehold, left for the seat of war.
James, son of James McKeevers, died, aged 14 months.
State Convention held; very large and influential; General Joel Parker
nominated for Governor. Mrs. Mary
Updike died, aged 72 years.
Street M E Sabbath School had a pic-nic at Edge Grove.
of the Republican leaders troubled about the nomination of Parker. Richard S. Field takes the field! State Street M E Sunday School have a pic-nic in Edge
Grove. Anna Mary, wife of John
Mars, died, aged 35 years. Thomas
McBride receives a blow from some unknown person, in front of his house,
from which he died on the following day.
threaten Maryland and Pennsylvania. Washington
City is seized with a panic.
infant daughter of Thomas Blackburn, died, aged 13 months.
War Committee in this city think the rebels may come to Jersey; streets
are full of rumors; Democrats are ready to meet the rebels, or any other
Pickett died at Pennington, aged 46 years. Col. Gershom Mott promoted to a Brigadier General. Soldiers’ Aid Association held a meeting
at First Presbyterian Church; Dr. Wiley and others spoke, and were quite
fierce and warlike. A man named
Jackson makes a war speech at the Union Street M E Sunday School pic-nic.
of killed and wounded at the Manassas battles is published.
private in Capt. Neal’s Company, named Walter Davis, died very suddenly.
Hon. John R. Thomson died at his residence in Princeton.
whiskey row across the river terminates in the death of one Amos Sheppard
and in the wounding of two others, by the discharge of a gun by one John
prisoners, named Whitmore and Kirk, escaped from the New Jersey State
S. District Court met. Remains
of Capt. Warren Ibrie, of the 61st Illinois Regiment, who lately
died, arrived. General McClellan
routs the rebels and drives them before him in Maryland.
of Antietam fought.
Case died, in the 45th year of his age.
Kern, who shot Amos Sheppard and others, arrested. Leon Kahnweller died, in the 48th
year of his age.
list of killed and wounded Jerseymen in the recent battles is published
in the TRUE AMERICAN; list followed by others in the paper of the 23d.
presentation to Lieut. Roberts at Dolton’s Hall. U. S. Court met to try three persons for making pewter quarters,
dimes, and half dimes; the affair turned out to be rather trifling; three
men named Bokers were convicted and sentenced to six months in State Prison.
Twenty-First Regiment left Camp Perrine for the seat of war. Henry Ostermeyer died. Crater’s stables destroyed by fire at
B., daughter of Peter Grattan, died.
Albert S., son of Lewis A. Hill, died, in his 9th year.
Congressional Convention met at Hightstown, and nominated Wm. F. Brown,
of Ocean. The Twenty-Third Regiment
left Beverly for the seat of war. The
Twenty-Sixth Regiment left Newark for the seat of war.
presentation took place at Andrew Wier’s to Capt. Samuel Mulford, afterwards
promoted to Major. John Sweet died, aged 73.
Twenty-Second Regiment left Camp Perrine for the seat of war.
Congressional Convention for the Second District held in Trenton; Geo.
Middleton, of Monmouth, nominated.
Parker died, aged 76 years; the deceased was father to the Governor elect,
Hon. Joel Parker. Battle at Corinth;
triumph of the Union forces.
are remarkably active in preparations for the campaign. Rebels again defeated near Corinth.
J., wife of Ebea Cubberly, died, aged 38 years.
of the late Charles Parker took place; attended by a large concourse of
people. Mrs. D. K. Ingham, widow
of the late Samuel D. Ingham, died, aged 67 years. Nathaniel Stratton nominated for Congress
in the First District.
from Washington calls for a meeting of the Miss Nancy Association; the
meeting was held; the whole city was trembling with anxiety.
weather is most remarkable; as calm and balmy as a tropical climate. Wm. G. Steele nominated for Congress in
the Third District. Mercer County
Republican Convention held at Princessville; Martin Voorhees nominated
for Senator, R. C. Belville for Clerk, and R. C. Robbins for Surrogate. The Marshal and police, by direction of
the Mayor, arrest eleven negroes in the swamp and send them to the County
Jail. Edwin C. Vancleve died,
in the 24th year of his age.
rebel cavalry enter Mercerburg and Chambersburg, Penna.
County Convention held in Trenton; Joshua S. Day Chairman; Edward W. Scudder
nominated for Senator, John D. Bartine for Clerk, and James H. Scudder
Denny, son of John Denny, a member of Company E, Fifth N. J. Regiment,
died, aged 25 years.
City leads off the Democratic ball for the fall campaign; she gives about
2,000 Democratic majority. Pennsylvania
election; Forney telegraphs to the faithful in Trenton that the State
has gone Republican by 50,000 majority; the Republicans have been waiting
to “see it” ever since.
Reporter prophesies that Parker will be elected by over 10,000 majority.
man who wanted to bet $100 that Parker would no be elected left the city
in a canal boat. Andrew J. Rogers
nominated for Congress in the Fourth District.
Letitia Roberts, wife of Samuel Roberts, died, aged 54 years.
folks are having a great deal of fun over the Pennsylvania election.
Tucker, a very estimable citizen, died suddenly, aged 58 years.
Grant, wife of William Grant, died at Cranberry Neck, aged 67 years.
Crozer nominated for Assembly for the Trenton District. City Missionary Union Meeting held at
State Street Church. A contraband visits a lady’s house, and after some
insulting language, decamped, with Boss Dean at his heels. Thomas P. Moore nominated for the Assembly
in the First District.
Howell nominated for Assembly in the Third Assembly District of Mercer
presented to Lieut. Wilson at Sutphin’s Hotel; Lischer’s Band and a large
Saxony Mills, belonging to James Brooks, burned to the ground; loss about
$20,000 over insurance. Lydia,
wife of John H. Cotton, died.
wife of Thomas Johnston, died, aged 31 years. Caleb Shreve, son of R. H. Shreve, died.
Kahnweiler’s Company of City Guards have a parade. John T. Robinson, editor of the Princeton
seems to be engrossed in the elections.
The campaign is spirited and yet not acrimonious.
Ann, wife of Charles B. Howell, died, in the 50th year of her
age. John O. Stearns died suddenly
last two days have been entirely monopolized in electioneering. Elizabeth S., daughter of Charles Coleman,
died, in her 6th year.
day, Democracy successful everywhere; Mercer county elects the whole Democratic
ticket with a single exception---the County Clerk---and he fails by only
four or five votes; the State is Democratic, both branches of the Legislature
and all the Congressmen except one.
Canvassers met and declared the result:---Parker, Democrat, for Governor,
134 majority; Middleton, Democrat, for Congress, 158 majority; Scudder,
Democrat, for Senator, 209 majority; Belville, Republican, for Clerk,
5 majority; J. H. Scudder, Democrat, for Surrogate, 267 majority; average
majority for Democratic Coroners, 162.
This cheering event was hailed with the first snow of the season.
S. Green, a prominent man in the State, died at Princeton, in the 71st
year of his age. The order relieving
General McClellan from the command of the Army of the Potomac was received.
Alma C., daughter of Peter C. Schenck, died.
man in Jackson street died very suddenly after having shoveled off the
snow from the pavement in front of the house in which he boarded. Elizabeth, widow of the late Jacob Blackwell,
died in her 91st year. Four inches of snow fell.
Noble died, age 1 year and 10 months.
funeral of the late James S. Green took place at Princeton; a large number
of people were in attendance. Common
Council passes to a third reading an ordinance to issue small change notes.
George B. McClellan arrived in the Owl lines, reaching this city about
ovation given to General McClellan; immense number of people present;
introduced to the people by Andrew Dutcher; General McClellan replied
very neatly. James Rowand murdered
Paul, wife of William B. Paul, died.
W. Vanderveer died suddenly in his 49th year. Coroner’s inquest held in Princeton on
the body of James Rowand; Charles Lewis arrested on the charge of the
Abbey, an old printer, died in his 68th year.
McClellan’s quarters are thronged with visitors; the State Street House
has become the great place of attraction.
jury of inquest in the Princeton murder case close their labors and render
a verdict that James Rowand came to his death by blows inflicted by Charles
committee on the management of the war are very much exercised in consequence
of the presence of Gen. McClellan. Florence Burnside, daughter of J. Madison Drake, died, aged
remains of the late Capt. Abbott arrived.
C. Farrington died, aged 57 years. Richard
S. Field, to the astonishment of everybody, was appointed United States
Senator by Governor Olden, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death
of John R. Thomson.
remains of Capt. Joseph Abbott, who was killed at the battle of Manassas,
were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people; the military
honors were performed by Company A, National Guard. Julia Davenport, wife of E. T. Green,
Canvassers met and announce the vote for Governor and Congressmen; the
totals for Governor are Parker, Democrat, 61,314; Ward, Republican, 46,715;
Parker’s majority, 14,599.
annual arrival of petty thieves is duly announced by the police.
Day---very little observed---Col. Revere of the 7th New Jersey
has been promoted to Brigadier General.
Coleman died, in the 32d year of his age.
weather is unusually pleasant. The
city is gay and attractive.
of the State insist pretty generally upon the appointment of a United
States Senator in the place of Richard S. Field, on the first day of the
meeting of the Legislature. Eliza
Burton died at an advanced age. Congress
met. The President delivers a
message of the most remarkable character---a literary, a financial, and
a political curiosity. The Reporter
goes to Philadelphia for a copy of the message, and is taken in and done
for. Brigadier General Mott is presented with
a testimonial of respect at Bordentown.
Cecelia, daughter of Thomas Cummins, died, aged 4 ½ years.
President’s message becomes the subject of severe and amusing criticisms.
Elias Disbrow died, aged 26 years.
State Convention held at American Hotel; Editors very much exercised in
regard to the rise in the price of paper.
Hunterdon County Grand Jury present bills of indictment against
the persons concerned in the arbitrary arrests of Kugler and Wright. Col. Torbert, of the First N. J. Reg’t,
appointed a Brigadier.
second snow of the season fell. Morgan
F. Mount, of Hightstown, meets with a serious accident by the running
away of his horse. Garret S. Cannon
appointed one of the Managers of the Asylum. Eliza H., eldest daughter of Charles Peters,
died. Harriet, wife of Frederick
Reppart, died, in the 51st year of her age. Philemon G. Updike, a prisoner in Mercer
thermometer stood 15 degrees above zero; the coldest day of the season.
by the Hunterdon Grand Jury against arbitrary arrests published. Edwin James, of New York, counsel for
Charles Lewis, charged with murder, visited the Mercer County prison. Juliet Phillips died, in the 56th
year of her age.
Provost Marshal visits Trenton---supposed to be on the track of the War
Committee. Philemon Dickerson,
Judge of the U. S. District Court, died at Princeton.
of Fredericksburg commenced. Weather
very mild and pleasant.
or four burglaries committed; one of the absurdities of these burglars
is to attempt the robbery of a Reporter.
Garrett Servis, of Hunterdon County, died of apoplexy.
Samuel Mulford, in consequence of injuries received, resigned. A party of men and women from the country
come into town to steal from merchants are detected and arrested.
Thomas P. Murtough died of injuries received at the Rolling Mill.
fearful list of killed and wounded from the Fredericksburg battle begins
to come in; among the number is General Bayard. Burnside recrosses the
Rappahannock. A riot occurs at
South Amboy among the workmen of the railroad in consequence of wages.
fair commences at Temperance Hall for the benefit of Trinity Church. Jacob Sharp, Democrat, appointed a paymaster
in the army.
Watts officiates in the absence of the Mayor. Collins R., son of James R. Wooley, died, aged 30 years.
funeral ceremonies of the late General Bayard took place at Princeton,
attended by the First Regiment, Mercer Brigade, and many distinguished
persons. Officer Dean makes a
haul of idlers about the Post Office.
very cold day. Mary Ann Holt,
wife of William Holt, died.
line run off track between Rancocas and Camden; switch tender killed. Assanpink covered with skaters of all
ages. Victor Whitlock died, aged
35 years. Mary Catherine, wife
of Charles L. Mathieu, died, in her 50th year.
infant son of George Ashmore, died.
list of killed, wounded and missing in the First New Jersey Brigade published
in the TRUE AMERICAN. Isaac Baker
appointed Post Master at Princeton.
mass held at the Catholic Church. Good
Will ball held at Temperance Hall. Major Dan Lodor married.
day celebrated very generally by all classes. Hotels give a free blow on apple toddy; sundry people are “toddied.”
Turkeys have generally surrendered. William B., son of Joseph G. Everett, died, aged 3 months.
War Committee held a meeting.
Col. James N. Hay, died, aged 80 years.
Rifles celebrate the battle of Trenton with a parade and a ball at night.
Susan B., daughter of John G. Doran, died, aged 2 months.
of the capture of the steamship Ariel by the Alabama is received. Adjutant Gulick, who was an active participant
in the battle of Fredericksburg, visits Trenton, after an honorable discharge.
The Reporter is presented with a horse by a committee of ladies
and gentlemen; the animal was valuable, inasmuch as he lived without eating.
weather is beautiful; everybody is in good humor; merchants are visited
by scores of ladies, and trade is quite brisk.
War Committee threaten to cane the Reporter; bets are offered that
they are not able. Inspectors
of State Prison have a full meeting.
Trenton Delaware Bridge Company and the City Bridge Company unite
to put up the toll to the old price.
Notaries Public have long faces---the people are doing what the
banks don’t---paying their own notes.
year closes with an easterly storm, beginning with a slight snow squall.
Watch night meetings are held by the Methodists and the Young Men’s
Christian Association. Men are rejoicing that the old year is
dying; his history has been one of war and blood; false preaching and
false political theorizing; his legacy is paper and promises. Let him slide.
BIRTHS AND DEATHS
In Trenton, for
one year, from June 1, 1861, to June 1, 1862.
Births, (359 males, 338 females,) 697
Deaths, (214 males, 184 females,) 402
Deaths, last year,
No. of children of the school age, 4,585
No. of teachers, (5 males, 22 females,) 27
Amount expended for schools, $11,491.92
There has been
but little building in the city for the past year. Although there have been over 50 houses put up during the year.