MISCELLANEOUS DEATH NOTICES IN ALLEGANY COUNTY ~ PRIOR TO 1882
From History of Western Maryland Vol. 2 (Scharf - 1882)
"The following are among the citizens of Allegany County who have died from 1813 to the present time:
At the residence of Dr. McHenry, on March 18, 1813, Col. John Lynn, a soldier of the Revolution, and for many years clerk of the county.
Hanson Briscoe, clerk of the county courts of Allegany, Sept. 12, 1817, agend sixty-eight years years. He was a native of St. Mary's County, and held a commission in the militia in the Revolutionary war.
Nov. 30, 1823, at his residence, near Old Town, James M. Cresap.
Jan. 20, 1827, Col. Joseph Cresap.
April 11, 1835, at Rose Hill, near Cumberlnad, in the 78th year of his age, David Lynn, an officer of the Revolution. At the close of the Revolution he removed from his native county, Montgomery, to Allegany. While but a youth, and shortly after the commencement of the war, he entered the army, and bore a commission first as a lieutenant, and soon afterwards as a captain, in the Continental service. He served throughout the war, and was present at Monmouth, Germantown, and other battles, and at the surrender of Cornwallis.
Jan 26, 1838, Col. William Lamar, an officer of the Revolution, at an advanced age.
Nov. 27, 1838, at his residence, near Frostburg, Andrew Bruce, a member of the Senate of Maryland.
Hon. Michael C. Sprigg died suddenly at his residence in Cumberland, Dec. 18, 1845. He retired in his usual helath, and about midnight he was seized with a severe pain in his head and in a few hours breathed his last. Mr Sprigg had been a member of Congress, and had repeatedly represented Allegany County in the Legislatures. He was also at one time president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, and had held other responsible positions.
April 21, 1859, Rev. W. W. Arnett, pastor of Emmanuel Parish (Protestant Episcopal) Church at Cumberland.
November, 1859, Meshach Browning, one of the early settlers of Allegany County, at the age of nearly ninety years.
Sept. 29, 1864, Thomas Devecmon, a leading member of the Allegany bar. He had frequently represented his county in the State Legislature, and was one of the candidates on the McClellan electoral ticket.
Oct. 14, 1867, Samuel M Semmes, a prominent lawyer, and formerly a member of the State Legislature. He was a brother of Capt. Semmes, of the Confederate navy.
May 24, 1868, at Frostburg, J. Hoblitzell, a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1867 from Allegany County.
May 24, 1868, at Cumberland, George White, a well-known citizen.
May 21. 1870, Dr. John Everett. of Cumberland. He was about fifty-eight years of age, and was born and raised in St. Lawrence County, N. Y. He settled in Cumberland in 1835 and in 1851 was elected to the House of Delegates. In 1853 he was chosen sheriff of the county, and one of his first official acts was to execute Miller, the murderer of Dr. Hakel and Mr. Groff. In 1861 he was elected to the State Senate. In all these positions he discharged his duties faithfully.
Feb. 12, 1871, J. Phillip Roman.
Oct. 27, 1873, Lloyd L. Clary. Mr Clary was born in Frostburge in 1842, and lived there until the breaking out of the civil war when he entered the Confederate army, and served under Capt. McNeill until the close of that struggle, after which he resided at Frostburg, and subsequently on a farm in Pennsylvania belonging to his father. In June, 1870, he removed to Cumberland, and took a position on the Mountain City Times (weekly), then managed by J. A. Murray & Co. In the fall of 1870 the paper passed into the hands of A. Chamberlain & Co., Mr. Clary receiving the position of managing editor. On the 1st of May, 1872, Mr. Clary and John Breydrick, then foreman of the Civilian office, purchased of Messrs. Chamberlain & Co. both papers, and conducted them under the firm name of Broydrick & Clary, Mr. Clary being managing editor. On the 27th of October, 1873, Mr. Clary was fatally shot in his office by John M. Resley. The trouble originated in an article published in Clary's paper reflecting upon the father of Mr. Resley. Mr. Clary only survived the shooting a few hours.
March 16, 1879, Joseph Dilley. Mr. Dilley was born in Botecourt County, VA., but in his boyhood removed to Somerset County, PA., where he learned the blacksmith trade. After this he located where Frostburg was afterwards built, and for many years labored hard at the anvil and the bellows. His prosperity in this line in due time enabled him to embark in other enterprises, by which the foundation of a large estate was laid. He represented Allegany County in the Legislature, and at one time was superintendent of the National road. For a number of years Mr. Dilley was not engaged in any active business other than attending to his large estate. He left three children, two living in Cumberland and one in Minnesota, who is a judge of one of the counties of that State.
Dec 4, 1880, Daniel Blocher, a venerable citizen of Cumberland.
Oct. 1, 1881, John Galloway Lynn. Mr. Lynn was born and always lived in Cumberland. He built the Potomac Coal Wharf, and was superintendant of the wharf from 1840 to the time of his death. He left a widow, three sons, four daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. He was once elected to the House of Delegates as a Whig, voted for Douglas, and was a Democrat afterwards. He was nominated for sheriff in 1879 on the Citizens' ticket, and ran largely ahead of the ticket. He was a communicant and vestryman in Emmanuel (Protestant Episcopal) Church for many years.
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