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APPENDIX. Containing an account of deaths since the year 1773, in the
families which are mentioned in the second part, but residing in other towns.
NEW-HAVEN. 1779, David Moulthrop, prison ship, New-York, 26 1787, Feb. 3, Lois, of Stephen Rowe, buried in EastHaven, whooping cough,
5 1788, Feb. 3, Lois of do.
3m. 1789, Jan. 15, Infant of do.
3d. 1790, Dec. 27, Infant of do.
3d. 1793, Feb. 3, Infant of do.
4w. 1800, Dec. 18, Infant of do.
do. 1813, Sept. 16, Abigail, wife of do.
52 1816, Sept. 15, Stephen Rowe, 1786, Jan. 21, Infant of Solomon Barnes, buried in E. H.1w. 1789, Aug. 9, Lydia, of do. do. whooping cough, 5 1791, May 11, Lydia, of do. do. cholera, 2d. Sept. 1, Infant of do. do.
2d 1803, Sept. 16, Ly.lia, wife of do. consump.
53 1807, June 10, Solomon Barnes, consump.
54 1790, Sept. 19, Russel, of Nathaniel Grannis, buried in East-Haven, worms,
2 1803, Oct. 7, Martha, wife of
dys. 47 1809, Feb. 3. Chloe, wife of do.
46 1812, June 5, Nathaniel Grannis,
57 1811, June 12, Russel Grannis,
45 1799, Jan. 6, Charles, of John Hunt, buried E. Haven, 10 1804, June 7, A grand child of John Hunt, do. 1818, Aug. 24, Jennet, of John Farren, diarrhoea, 1 Nov. 1, Jane of do.
1 1789, Sept. 31, Esther, wife of Addereno Forbes, buried in East-Haven, consump
30 1821, Oct. 14, Lue, wife of Laban Pardee, buried in E. Haven, typhus fever,
20 BRANFORD. 1794, June 14, Jared, of Jared Bradley, buried in EastHaven, c. rash,
16 1814, July 15, Sarah, wife of do. do. typhus fever, 66 1818, Oct. 8, John Bradley, New Haven, typhus fever, 30 1803, Nov. A servant woman of Jared Bradley, E. H. 79 1822, March 22, Elias Bradley, buried in E. #. consump. 36 1794, Sept. - Josiah, of Jonathan Goodsell, at sea, 19 1821, April 17, Abigail, wife of do.
NORTH-BRANFORD. 1788, March, Irene Moulthrop,
21 1789, Sept. Anna, wife of Dow Smith, jun. consump.
42 1793, June 1, Kezia, widow of Dow Smith,
84 1800, Jan. Jordan Smith, consumption,
67 1798, Feb. Sarah, wife of Jordan Smith,
56 1796, Martha, the relict of Thomas Goodsell, jun. 96 1802, Widow Sarah Elliot, their daughter,
62 NORTHFORD. 1774, Aug. 31, Samuel Hotchkiss, 1792, Nov. 23, Martha Goodsell, cancer,
42 1786, Jan. 18, Dan, of Stephen Smith,
6 1809, Aug. 7, Dan, of do. yellow fever, N. Y. 24 1784, March 22, Jesse Street,
43 1792, June 19, Anna Street,
17 1799, Jan. 6, Orton, of Jonathan Finch, 1774, Oct. 7, Ebenezer Hotchkiss,
16 1779, June 17, Mary Hotchkiss,
34 NORTH HAVEN. 1788, March 4, Mary, wife of Eliphalet Pardee. 1789, Nov. Abel Smith, jun. fever. 1790, April 17, Abel Smith,
79 1809, Oct. 22, Lydia, wife of Abel Smith,
79 1803, April 20, James Smith,
89 1819, Sept. 14, Lydia, 2d wife of James Smith, 93 1815, Feb. 20, Thomas Smith,
53 1800, Oct. 13, Sarah, wife of Thomas Smith, 1795, Oct. 4, Sibyl, child of do.
4 May 27, John, of
22m. 1801, Oct. 11, Jobn, of
15 1801, May 7, Olive, wife of Jude Smith,
37 1808, April 21, Ruth, wife of do.
31 1822, Dec. 14, Thankful, wife of Oliver Smith,
70 1789, Nov. 15, Oliver Smith,
39 1806, July 20, Lois, wife of Oliver Smith, jun.
27 1815, March 27, Oliver Smith, jun.
35 1806, Aug. 18, Benjamin, of do.
7m. 1818, Sept. 27, Sarah, wife of Hervey Smith,
29 1796, Sept. 1, Mary, wife of James Pardee,
49 1821, Aug. 21, Samuel Heminway, buried E. H. fever, 71
PLYMOU'IH. 1796, Aug. 25, Deacon Abraham Heminway,
69 1812, Jan. 20, Mercy, widow of do.
WALLINGFORD. 1787, May 22, Damaris, wife of Elnathan Street, 87 Nov. 30, Elnathan Street,
92 GUILFORD. 1775, Oct. 2, Anna, wife of Joel 'Tuttle,
26 1791, March 4, Julia, child of do.
9m. 1803, Jan. 23, Sarah, child of do.
23 1822, Nov. 30, Joel Tuttle,
76 WOLCOTT, 1813, Oct. 11, Edward, of Rev. L. Hart, buried E. H. dysentary,
1 16, Rev. Lucas Hart, buried E. H. dys. 29 1795, Oct. 3, Daniel B. child of Reuben Moulthrop, Boston,
1 1803, Oct. Jared, son of Dan Holt, at Cayuga, fever, 21 1804, William Lmith,
do. fever, 30 1807, Nov. Elijah Bradley, in Georgia, dysentary, 28 1821, Nov. 4, Hannah, wife of Levy Chedsey, Woodbury, 78
Total, 85. The whole number of deaths noticed in this work, is 1440.
In the preface to this work, the Old and New Style is mentioned. But, as many of those persons who inay, possess it, are ignorant both of the origin and the reason of the alteration of the Style, they will, doubtless, be gratified with some information on that subject. The following extract from Adam's Roman Antiquities, contains the information desired on that point; and also concerning the origin of the names of the months, and days of the week, now in common
"Romulus, (the founder of the city and empire of Rome,) is said to have divided the year into ten months; the first of which was called March, from Mars, his supposed father ; the second, April, either from the Greek name of Venus, or because then trees and flowers open their buds; the third, May, from Maia, the mother of Mercury; and the fourth, June, from the goddess Juno, or in honor of the young,
and May of the old. The rest were named from their number, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, December. Quintilis was afterwards called Julius, from Julius
Cæsar; and Sextilis, Augustus, from Augustus Cæsar; because in it he had first been made consul, and had obtained remarkable victories.
Numa added two months, called Januarius, from Janus; and Februarius, because then the people were purified by an expiatory sacrifice from the sins of the whole year; for this anciently was the last month in the year.
Numa, in imitation of the Greeks, divided the year into twelve months, according to the course of the moon, consisting in all of 354 days: he added one day more to make the number odd, which was thought more fortunate. But as ten days, five hours, and forty-nine minutes, were wanting to make the lunar year correspond to the course of the sun, he appointed that every other year an extraordinary month, called Intercalary month, should be inserted between the 23d and 24th day of February. The intercalating of this month was left to the discretion of the Pontiffs; who, by inserting more or fewer days, used to make the current year longer or shorter, as was most convenient for themselves or their friends. In consequence of this license, the months were transposed from their stated seasons; the winter months carried back into autumn, and the autumnal into summer.
Julius Cæsar, when he became master of the state, resolved to put an end to this disorder, by abolishing the source of it, the use of Intercalations; and for that purpose, adjusted the year according to the course of the sun, and assigned to each month the number of days which they still contain. To make matters proceed regularly, from the first of the ensuing January, he inserted in the current year, besides the intercalary month of 23 days, which fell into it of course, two extraordinary inonths between November and December, the one of thirty-three, and the other of thirty-four days; so that this year, which was called the last year of confusion, consisted of fifteen months, or 445 days.
All this was effected by the care and skill of Soginies, a celebrated astronomer of Alexandria, whom Cæsar brought to Rome for that
purpose. This is the famous Julian or solar year, which continues in use to this day in all Christian countries, without any
other -variation, than that of the old and new style, which was occasioned by a regulation of Pope Gregory, in the year 1582, who, observing that the vernal equinox, which at the time of the Council of Nice in 325, had been on the 21st March, then happened on the 10th, by the advice of astronomers,
caused 10 days to be entirely sunk and thrown out of the current year, between the 4th and 15th October: and to make the civil year for the future to agree with the real one, or with the annual revolution of the earth, which is completed in 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes; he ordained, that every 100th year should not be leap year, excepting the 4000th, so that the difference will hardly amount to a day in 7000 years, or according to a more accurate computation of the length of the year, to a day in 5200 years.
This alteration of the style was inmediately adopted in all the Roman Catholic countries; but not in Britain till the year 1752, when eleven days were dropped between the 2d and 14th of September, so that that month contained only 19 days; and thenceforth the new style was adopted as it had been before in the other countries of Europe. The same year, also, another alteration was made in England, that the legal year, which before had begun on the 25th March, should begin upon the 1st January, which took place ist January, 1752.
The custom of dividing time into weeks among the Romans, as we do in imitation of the Jews, was introduced in the time of the Emperors. Dio, who flourished under Severus, says, it first took place a little before his time, being derived from the Egyptians, and universally prevailed. The days of the week were named from the planets, as they still are-Dies Solis, Sunday; Luna, Monday; Martis, Tuesday; Mercurii, Wednesday ; Jovis, Thursday; Veneris, Friday; Saturni, Saturday.”
Mr. Webster, in his letters to a young gentleman, observes respecting the origin of the names of the days of the week now in common use, that our ancestors worshipped many deities, or deified heroes, as Woden, or Odin, under whose guidance they migrated into Europe; Thor, the thunderer, or god of thunder; Friga, who answered to Venus of the Romans; and from their several deities we received the names of the days of the week. Sunday, Sun's-day; Monday, Moon's-day; Tuesday, Teut's-day, or Tisday; Wednesday, Woden's-day; Thursday, Thor's-day; Friday, Friga's-day; and Saturday, Satur's-day. Thus the ancient heathen gods are still honored by a weekly and regular rotation of their names, fifty-two times in a year.