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Otsego Herald

October 11, 2012

Indian attack

From the Otsego Herald

for Saturday, Oct. 10, 1812

Compiled, with comments


Weather: Utica 1812 Almanack: Now clear and pleasant.


Died, in the town of De Ruyter, county of Madison (N.Y.) on the 30th day of September, at five o’clock in the morning, after a long and severe illness, of three months and five days; which she bore with uncommon patience and christian fortitude, Mrs. Lucinda Coye, wife of Mr. Jason Coye, in the forty second year of her age.

COMMENT: Lucinda (Thorpe) Coye was the wife of Jason Coye or Coy (b. Pomfret, Conn., in 1770); they had one child, Hannah. In 1860 Jason was still living, (with a farmer in Butternuts), and was listed as blind.

A New Doctor

DR. CARPENTER, respectfully, informs the Public, that he has commenced the practice, of PHYSIC and SURGERY, in the town of Maryland; and hopes to merit the patronage, of a generous public; by a strict and punctual attention, to every command, in the line of his Profession; the least favor will be greatfully [sic] acknowledged, and advice given gratis.

N.B. A Student can be accommodated, with the use of a good Library. Maryland, Oct. 5, 1812.

COMMENT: Dr. Joseph Carpenter (1784-1855) was born in Massachusetts; he married Hannah Olmstead (b. ca. 1784).

He lived out his life in Schenevus, Town of Maryland, and is buried in the Schenevus cemetery.

Indian Attack

“Since the capture of General Hull [by the British at Detroit], the Indians are becoming very troublesome on our frontiers. About 20 miles from this [Louisville, Ky.], in the Indiana Territory, a settlement of 7 families was attacked by the savages: they killed 17 persons. Several children were found buchered [sic] in a most shocking manner. With the houses were burnt also several mothers and children -- they burnt every cabin in the settlement, rendering it a bloody waste! This all occurred on the night of the 2nd [of September]. Yesterday a posy [posse] collected on the ground: we have now collected and in our yard, nine bodies (women and children only) whose situation is too bad to describe.

“A party of about 200 men have gone in pursuit of this detatchment of Indians.” — Letter to Baltimore, dated September 5, from a merchant in Louisville, Kentucky.

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