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Otsego Herald

August 8, 2013

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In 1807 he was a Captain in Lt. Col. Nathaniel Fenton’s Regiment of Otsego County Militia. In 1811 he was Postmaster in Burlington, NY


This may certify, that my wife Sophia, has run away from me, for the truly honorable purpose of not going to Ohio; & her friends have been so friendly, or rather devilish, as to advise her to quit me; and have kept her, and the children, where I could not find them for some months.—This is therefore to forbid all persons trusting or harboring her at their peril. HENRY HUBBELL. Otsego, August 3, 1813.

COMMENT: Henry Hubbell had married Sophia McCullock, both of Otsego, on April 12, 1804.

White Marble

WARREN BABBIT, informs his friends & the public in general, that he is enabled to supply all calls for the LANSINGBURGH MARBLE, such as Jambs and Mantle-tree pieces for Fire-places, Hearth-Stones, Grave-Stones, Oven bottoms, &c. or any other marble that may be wanted. The Grave Stones will be neatly lettered, if wished—orders left at Messrs. Williams & Averill’s store, Cooperstown, will be attended to, where some of the stone may be seen. Otsego (Oaks Creek), July 31, 1813.

COMMENT: According to the Otsego County Biographic Register, Warren Babbit (1774-1847) “was a native of Connecticut, there grew to manhood, and was married to Sally Delano [1778-1861], who was also born in that State. In 1798, accompanied by his bride, he left the old home to dwell in the forest wilds of this State, the momentous journey being made with an oxteam. He secured quite a large tract bordering on Oak Creek, and after building a log house for shelter entered bravely upon the hard pioneer task of clearing a farm and preparing the soil for cultivation. He and his good wife passed their remaining years on the farm reclaimed by so much labor from the wilderness.”

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  • Victory won at Sandy Creek "I have the honor to transmit herewith Major Appling's report of the gallant affair which took place yesterday morning between a detachment of the 1st Rifle Regiment and Oneida Indians under his command, and a detachment from the British fleet, consisting of sailors and marines commanded by Captain Popham of the Royal Navy.

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  • Downfall of Napoleon Boston, June 4, 1814: We are able to give in our paper to-day the history of another surprising revolution in France.

    June 12, 2014

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    May 29, 2014