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"Reminiscences of Saratoga"
compiled by Cornelius E. Durkee

Page 7


February 27, Wm LaF. Warren married Eliza White.
July 24, a barn belonging to Miles Beach burned, located on Church Street, corner of Long Alley.
Hiram H. Martin married Sally West of Ballston Spa.
Thomas McDonnell married Frances Kelly of New York.
October 9, Rice and Baker's stage carried passengers from Albany to Whitehall, a distance of 72 miles, in 5 hours and 46 minutes, and from Albany to Montreal in 41 hours and 27 minutes.

Risley Taylor died December 21, at the age of 30 years.


Burr Hendrick, father of Walter J. Hendrick, died April 7.

Putnam Taylor married Martha G. Scidmore. Putnam Taylor was the son of Deacon Isaac Taylor and a nephew of Rockwell Putnam.


July 5, Celebration of Independence Day, John H. Steele, president; Thomas J. Marvin, orator; Wm LaF. Warren, reader of the Declaration of Independence; Col. Peter Fort, Marshall; Joshua Eliven, S. B. Noble, J. M. Cook, and W. Putnam, assistants, was held at the Columbian Hotel, corner of Broadway and Lake avenue. J. Williams, was the proprietor then. The committee of arrangement was: John Clarke, G. Bullard, Jr., R. Cook, W. A. Langworthy, Rock well Putnam, A. Hendrick, W. C. Waterbury.

Villare opened his thespian house on Caroline street the same day with three performances.

Meeting held August 12, relative to the building of Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad.

John Ford and J. M. Marvin dissolved partnership as proprietors of the United States Hotel.

R. & T. McDonnell dissolved partnership. Business was continued by R. McDonnell.


James H. Westcott and E. D. Pitkin formed a co-partnership store on Broadway, corner of Washington St.

Starch was manufactured in Milton by James M. Andrews for first time.

Samuel Chapman and Henry P. Hyde opened a grocery store in the upper village.

August 19, occured a celebration, breaking ground for the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad. The address was given by Esek Cowen.

Truman Cook & W. J. Hendrick opened a chair and cabinet warehouse on Broadway.

Mail coach line from Albany to Saratoga was operated by Loomis & Wilkins.

Edgar Jenkins of New Orleans married Elizabeth, daughter of Chancellor R. H. Walworth.

October 28, Dr. Joshua Porter, age 72, died. He was the first President of the Village of Saratoga Springs.

Gardner Warren commenced business in Miles Beach's store, corner of Broadway and Church Sts.


Col. D. A. Green, commanded the 59th Regiment of "Saratoga Rifle Greens" . This was the flank Co. of the 59th Reg. This Company organized with Henry Van Ostrand of

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