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Death Notices of Irish Emigrants

 

 

 

Death Notices of Irish Immigrants,from U.S.A. Newspapers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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T 3654/1:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archive

 

 

 

 

The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01/01/1806

 

 

 

 

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SOME DEATH NOTICES OF IRISH IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA, FROM
VARIOUS
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, NEWSPAPERS.

                     1806 - 1838


Abstracts from the book "Marriage and Death Notices From
Columbia, South Carolina, Newspapers 1792-1839", by Brent
H Holcomb, C.A.L.S. Southern Historical Press, Easley, S.C.

From the SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GAZETTE AND COLUMBIA ADVERTISER,
copies in the South Caroliniana Library, University of S.C.
Columbia,South Carolina.

AUGUST 9, 1806
Died on Saturday last, near this place,(
Columbia) Mr.
William Tait, a native of
Ireland.

MAY 26, 1827
Died in this town on Friday evening the 18th inst.,
B.S. M'Namara, M.D., a native of
Ireland, aged 63.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1827
Departed this life in
Charleston, on the 2nd inst.,
Mr. Peter Murphy, a native of
Ireland, but for many
years a respectable citizen of that place (
Charleston).

OCTOBER 25, 1828
On Monday the 20th instant, at his residence in Fairfield,
in the 63rd year of his age, Robert Milling, Esq., a native
of Ireland, but for many years a citizen of this State.


From the SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GAZETTE AND
COLUMBIA
ADVERTISER, copies in the Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C., USA.

JULY 20, 1819
Died, yesterday morning, after a few hours illness,
occasioned by a bleeding of the lungs, Mr. Robert
Delahunt, in the 58th year of his age, a native of
Ireland, and for a number of years an inhabitant of
this place.


From the COLUMBIA TELESCOPE, copies in the South
Caroliania Library, University of S.C. [South Carolina?],
Columbia, S.C. [South Carolina?].

JUNE 12, 1821
Died, suddenly, on Sunday evening last, at the
Saluda
Public Works, near
Columbia, Mr. Patrick M'Namara, a
native of
Ireland.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1825
Died on the 19th ult., at his residence in Pendleton
District, Major Michael Dickson, in the 95th year of
his age ... a native of Ireland, came to America with
his father at the age of five years, to the State of
Pennsylvania ... in 1777, he accepted a captaincy in
the service of (the State of) Georgia.
From the PENDLETON MESSENGER.

APRIL 11, 1826
Departed this transitory life on the 20th inst., at his
residence in Newberry District, Mr. Walter Goodman, in
the 76th year of his age .... a native of
Ireland, but
for the last forty-five years a citizen of the
United
States
.


From the COLUMBIA TELESCOPE, copies in the
University of
North Carolina
, Chapel Hill, N.C. [North?] [Carolina?]

DECEMBER 6, 1833
At Tomsville, in Chester District, on the 21st ult., William
McCluney, in the 99th year of his age, a native of
Ireland.
He came to this State about the commencement of the Revolution,
and when the British Army invaded the State, he volunteered in
her defence ....

JULY 8, 1837
An old Revolutionary Officer gone. Died, at his farm, on the
Jackson's Creek, in Fairfield District, Captain Hugh Milling,
and officer in the army of the Revolution, born at Drumbo,
County Down, Ireland, on the 21st February 1752. He emigrated
to
America about the year 1774, when the first revolutionary
movements was made in that city. At that time he joined a
company of Grenadiers, raised by Capt. M'Call, by
whom the British Arsenal was forced open .... in 1778 was
commissioned first Lieutenant in the Sixth Continental Regiment
of S.C [
South Carolina?], and in 1779, a Captain in the same
regiment .... For upwards of 40 years he was a member of the
Presbyterian Church, and had the satisfaction of seeing all
his children grown up and most of them become members of the
same church ..died on the 7th May, 1837, aged 85 years, 2
months, and 16 days.


From the COLUMBIA TELESCOPE, copies in the Virginia Historical
Society,
Richmond, Virginia.

NOVEMBER 12, 1830
Died on the 21st of August, of dropsey [dropsy?], at the house
of William Adger, Esq., in
Fairfield, the Rev. James Rogers in
the sixty second year of his age. After completing his education
in
Scotland, Mr. Rogers was licensed to preach the Gospel, in
Ireland, his native country, at the age of twenty-one. He
shortly after came to
America and located in the Fairfield District.

OCTOBER 11, 1831
Died at his residence in this town, on the 5th inst., Mr. Thomas
Quilter, aged forty years, a native of the
County of Kerry,
Ireland. Industry and honesty, kindness and good nature, were
conspicious in his character, during a residence of nearly
thirteen years in
Columbia.

On Thursday evening last, Mrs. Elizabeth Welsh, a native of
Ireland, and an old and respectable inhabitant of this place.

From the COLUMBIA HIVE, copies in the South Caroliniana Library,

University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. [South Carolina?].

MARCH 26, 1831
Died in this place on Monday last, after a short illness, Mr.
Michael Powers, in the 32nd year of his age. Mr. Powers was a
native of Dungarvin [Dungarvan?] County (sic),
Ireland, and
came to this country about 4 months since, during which time
has been a resident of our town ....

*
OCTOBER 1, 1831
Died in this town on the 5th inst., Mr. Thomas Quilter, aged
40 years, a native of the
County of Kerry, Ireland .... a
residence [resident?] of nearly 13 years in
Columbia.


From THE SOUTHERN TIMES AND STATE GAZETTE, copies in the South
Carolianiana Library, University, of S.C. [South Carolina?],
Columbia, S.C. [South Carolina?].

FEBRUARY 8, 1830
Died in this place last night, Mr. William B. Steele, a native
of
Ireland, and formerly attached to the Theatrical Corps.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1830
Died in this town on yesterday morning, Mr. John Finn, aged
about 26 years, a native of Dublin, Ireland, and for some time
past, a merchant of this place.

*
NOVEMBER 11, 1830
Died on the 21st August, at the house of Wm. [William?] Adger,
in
Fairfield, the Rev. James Rogers, in the 62nd year of his
age. After completing his education in
Scotland, was licensed
to preach in
Ireland, his native country, at the age of 21 ...


From THE SOUTHERN TIMES AND STATE GAZETTE, copies in the Wessels
Library,
Newberry College, Newberry, S.C. [South Carolina?].

SEPTEMBER 9, 1836
Died of inflammation of the lungs, on the 31st ultimo, Mr. John
Black, one of the oldest citizens of
Columbia. The deceased was
a native of
Manchester, England, and was born in 1871; married
in
Ireland, County of Tyrone, and came to the United States in
the early part of 1811 ....

NOVEMBER 11, 1836
Died in
Charleston, on the 8th of October, 1835 (sic), Mr. Luke
Feeny, a native of
Ireland and a resident of Charleston, for
the last twenty years.

*
JULY 7, 1837
An old Revolutionary Officer gone. Died, on his farm, on
Jackson's Creek, in Fairfield District, Captain Hugh Milling,
an officer in the army of the Revolution, born at Drumbo,
County Down, Ireland, on the 21st February, 1752. He emigrated
to
America about the year 1771, and was a resident in Charleston

in the year 1774, when the first revolutionary movements was
made in that city .... commissioned first Lieutenant in the
Sixth Continental Regiment of South Carolina, and in 1779, a
Captain in the same regiment .... In his last years he was
tried by many afflictions and severe dispensations of
Providence, in the death of his wife, one son, six daughters,
following each other to the grave in rapid succession .... A
member of the Presbyterian Church .... died
7th May, 1837,
aged 85 years, two months and sixteen days ....

JULY 21, 1837
It is with heartfelt regret we announce the premature death by
drowning, of Rev. Hugh Hawthorn, recently attached to the
Barhamville Female Collegiate Institute near
Columbia ....
"
Clarksville (Georgia), July 12, 1837. Sometime last week,
I think on the 5th, a clergyman arrived at this place in the
Augusta Stage, and preached in the church the same evening."
.... Mr. Hawthorn, we learn was a native of the town of
Fadney,
County Down, near Banbridge, Ireland.

AUGUST 18, 1837
Died, yesterday morning, Michael Harkens, a native of Ireland,
but for many years an industrious and useful inhabitant of this
town.

MARCH 2, 1838
Died, in this place, on the 23rd ult., Mrs. Esther Waddell, aged
80 years. Mrs. Waddell was a native of the
county of Donegal in
Ireland. She emigrated to this place in 1830, and has since
resided in great cheerfulness and comfort with her son Robert.
She became a member of the
Seceeder Church at the age of 18 ....

Departed this life on the 20th ult., Mrs. Mary Ewart, in the
76th year of her age. This aged servant of God was born in the
County Down, Ireland, and came to this country a few years ago
in company with her youngest child and only daughter ....

* Duplicate notices appearing in different issues or different
newspapers.

 

 

 


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