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Geneva Courier - 18 July 1860

Meeting of ex-sheriff's of Ontario County; local observations:

Joseph GARLINGHOUSE; born Sussex County NJ; 76 years old; married; served 1826-1828, 1835-1837; weighs 170 pounds; resides Cayuga County NY;

Jonathan BUELL; born Litchfield County CT; 75 years old; married; served 1829-1831; weights 198 pounds; now residing Lake County OH;

Jonas M. WHEELER; born Worcester County MA; 63 years old; married; served 1832-1834; weighs 180 pounds; resides Ontario County NY;

Myron H. CLARK; born Ontario County NY; 53 years old; married; served 1838-1840; weighs 150 pounds; resides Canandaigua NY;

John LAMPORT; born Rensselaer County NY; 78 years old; married; served 1841-1843; weighs 126 pounds; resides Canandaigua NY;

Eli DENSMORE; born Ontario County NY; 68 years old; widower; served 1844-1846; weighs 160 pounds; resides Ontario County NY;

Phineas KENT; born Ontario County NY; 53 years old; married; served 1847-1849; resides Ontario County NY;

W. H. LAMPORT; born Rensselaer County NY; 49 years old; married; served 1850; weighs 160 pounds; resides Ontario County NY;

Owen EDMONSTON; born Prince George County MD; 62 years old; married; served 1853; weighs 245 pounds; resides Ontario County NY;

Henry C. SWIFT; born Ontario County NY; 47 years old; married; served 1856-1858; weighs 212 pounds; resides Ontario County NY;

William HILDRETH; born Ontario County NY; 45 years old; married; present sheriff; weighs 210 pounds;


From Geneva Courier newspaper - 12 Oct 1863;

PRISONERS OF THE 126TH REGIMENT ON BELLE ISLAND, RICHMOND, SEPTEMBER 11

The following extract from a letter received from my son, Chester B. Smith, (Co. E., 126th Reg.) last week, will be of interest to the friends of the prisoners on Belle Island, belonging to the 126th Regiment, N. Y. V.

There were 19 of our Regiment (126th) on Belle Island when I left there, Sept. 11th.  I do not know all of their names, but will send you all that I can remember.

Sergt. McCarrick, Nathan Beeden and one more of Co. B., whose name I do not remember (probably Charles Dunning) -- Capt. John Swick, Alexander Wykoff, and  a man by the name of Mullen (whose first name I do not know, of Co. C. Michael Cunningham, Co. D. -- Edgar Havens, John Ralph and John Dunnigan, Co. G.  They were all well when I left, but without tents.

Chester A. Smith


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