Below are some excerpts from local news columns in the black-owned New York Freeman (later the New York Age) newspaper of New York City. The below items appeared in the context of news primarily about Troy as the headlines indicate, but only some short examples of the Troy-specific news are included here.


Regular Correspondence of THE FREEMAN.

TROY, May 4.—[…]
Mr. David P. Price, brother to Mr. John F. Price of Lansingburgh, was married to Miss Ida Gray at Philadelphia last week. Mr. Joseph Price and Miss Sarah J. Taylor will be married in the Fall. Mr. Gabriel Davis of Waterford was elected trustee of the town of Waterford on the Working Men’s ticket week he is the first colored man ever elected to that position in this district.
New York Freeman. May 8, 1886: 1

Troy Letter.

The Lansingburgh Literary Society, Mr. Walter Buckley President, gave a private picnic at People’s [sic] Island, Monday afternoon, which was the occasion of much enjoyment.
New York Freeman. July 10, 1886: 4

Troy Siftings.

TROY, Oct. 12 […] Mr. Levi Bond assumed the management of the barber-shop connected with the American House, Lansingburgh, last week.
New York Freeman. October 16, 1886: 4


Doings In the Churches and Among the People. […]

Mr. John F. Price of Lansingburgh returned home from Erie, Pa., where he had been visiting his sister, Mrs. Laura E. Moore, who became demented a short time ago. She has four children; two of them Mr. Price brought home with them, and the other two and mother are with friends in Philadelphia.
TROY, March 22.—
New York Freeman. March 26, 1887: 1


Regular Correspondence of THE FREEMAN.

TROY, June 14. […] Mr. S. W. Gibson has purchased a bicycle and contemplates joining the Troy Bicycle Club. Mr. Charles Hegamin and family have moved to Lansingburgh. The recent entertainment of the Lansingburgh Literary Association at Homony [sic] Hall was highly creditable in every respect and it was said that it would be well to have such treats oftener.
New York Freeman. June 18, 1887: 4


Church and Social News Matter.

Regular Correspondence of THE FREEMAN.
ALBANY, Aug. 31. […] Miss Nellie Goines left Friday of last week for Lansingburgh.
New York Freeman. September 3, 1887: 4

Troy Topics.

Mrs. Phoebe Smalley has returned from a pleasant visit of two weeks to friends in Lansingburgh and Waterford.
New York Freeman. September 17, 1887: 4

Troy Topics.

Some time ago the Afro-Americans of this city began to realize that it was an important and necessary thing for them to become land owners. A number of them with a little money began using their efforts in that direction, and it is gratifying to note that a large number to-day are owners of handsome residences. Every morning S. W. Gibson, Thomas Powell and John T. [Wallace?] can be seen propelling their way through the streets to their respective places of employment on their newly purchased bicycles. Rev. Dr. Wood of Lansingburgh preached at the Liberty Street Presbyterian church last Sunday evening.
New York Freeman. September 24, 1887: 4