Human Skeleton Unearthed
Bainbridge Republican, September 2, 1876
N.A. Humphrey, of this town [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], unearthed a full grown human skeleton on Monday last, while grading the yard about his house. The skeleton was found at a depth of three feet below the surface of the ground, and from indications had lain there a great many years. Mr. Humphrey's farm is the oldest in town, and was first settled by Gould Bacon, but no one seems to have any recollection of a person being buried in that locality.
Sweet Brothers Photographed
Bainbridge Republican, August 19, 1876
Lawrence Newton, our popular artist, on Monday took the photograph, in a group, of the Sweet brothers, six in number. The oldest of these is 74 years and the youngest in 54 years of age. These brothers reside, Benj. B. Sweet at Wilmington, Delaware, W.H. Sweet at Rutland, Pa., and Alanson Sweet at Clinton, Pa. The other three brothers, Cyrus W. Sweet, Nelson Sweet and C.R. Sweet, reside in the adjoining town of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY]. These brothers were born and reared in our neighboring town, but had not all been together before in a half a century. Their reunion certainly must have been one of the most happy and interesting events of their lives.
Carriage - Lumber Wagon Accident
Bainbridge Republican, August 12, 1876
On Friday last, as Hon. Joseph Bush was returning home from this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], in company with Dr. Prince, Miss Delia Kepan and Elliot Danforth, Esq., the carriage in which the party were riding collided with a heavy lumber wagon loaded with stone, and a general smash up resulted. Mr. Bush's horse became frightened and started on a run, the shafts having been detached from the wagon by the force of the collision. The entire party were pitched over the dash-board, Miss Kepan falling under one of the wheels, from which position in extricating herself her clothes were badly torn. No serious injury was sustained by any of the party. Their escape seems almost a miracle.