Sunday, November 21, 2010
When Life (or death) is Stranger than Fiction -Notice from the Connecticut Courant 1807
The following death notices appeared in the Connecticut Courant, February 25, 1807.
--On the Allegheny Mountain, Mr. James Pollock, son of Justice Pollock, of Westmoreland County. He was horribly murdered by two Frenchmen, who were taken.
--In Green Village, (N.J.) Mr. Isaac Miller, jun. by the upsetting of a waggon.
--In Conway, Mr. Thomas Billings, (From Springfield) aged 72 : He fell from his chair in the fire, and was shockingly burnt.
--In Stockbridge, Mr._ Leighton : he fell from a tree which he had ascended in pursuit of a squirrel.
Posted by Marian Pierre-Louis at 10:00 AM