A Sampling of Deaths as listed in the
Belvidere, Warren County, NJ
Note: "Inst." means "instant", and
refers to the current month.
"Ult." means "ultimo", which means "in
the last month."
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Democrat, 1838-1880 on Dennis Sutton's site.
January 6, 1853
At the residence of her father, near Danville, on the 24th ult., Miss
Harriet, daughter of Nathan Stinson, Esq., aged 35 years.
In her social relations,
she was universally esteemed and beloved. She was, for several years,
a worthy, exemplary member of the Presbyterian Church, and in death she
found the Savior she had so long loved, to be her staff and support; and
in his strength she completely triumphed over the King of Terrors.
"Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee,
Though sorrow and darkness encompass the tomb;
The Savior has passed through its portals before thee,
And the lamp of his love was thy guide through the gloom."
In New York, on the 9th ult., Rev. Luke Davies, formerly of Monticello.
Sullivan Co., N.Y.
March 24, 1853
At her residence, in Knowlton township, Warren Co., on the 17th inst.,
Rachel, widow of the late James Brands, sen'r, in the 81st year of her
March 31, 1853
On the 16th of April 1852, in the township of Independence, Mrs. Sarah,
wife of Mr. Christian C. Huntsman in the 53d year of her age.
In the dispensation of
God's providence, a husband and children have lost a companion and friend,
that can be supplied by no earthly being, and the Church a worthy member.
Her patient endurance,
her godly conversation, her pious life, have left behind her unmistakable
evidences of her acceptance with God, and of her passage from scenes of
sorrow to those of joy and eternal happiness.
"Broken is our household bond,
Hushed a while our evening hymn;
But there is a better land
Where no tears the eye shall dim;
There is heard no farewell tone
On that bright and peaceful shore,
There no parting grief is known,
For they meet to part no more."
At Phillipsburgh in the County, on Monday morning the 14th inst., Mary,
wife of James Barnes in the 62nd year of her age.
An affectionate wife--a
fond mother, a quiet inoffensive member of the community, she died sincerely
regreted by the husband and children, who so tenderly nursed her in sickness,
and by her numerous friends of the neighborhood, among whom she had lived
from her youth.
May 19, 1853
At his residence in the township of Hardwick, Warren Co., on Friday
morning, 22nd ult., Samuel Johnson Squires, in the 58th year of his age.
It is but proper in this conjunction to state that Mr. Squires occupied
a position of high respectability and esteem, in a community where he spent
his whole life. He was fondly and confidentially cherished in the
affections of his family and acquaintances, and his sudden and unexpected
departure has wounded a chord that will long vibrate in the bitterness
of poignant grief. He was the devoted friend of every good cause,
and took a firm stand against immortality and disorder. His death
has made a breach in the family circle, and in the community, that can
neither be repaired nor soon forgotten. Long and fondly will his
memory be cherished by those who knew him best. --Cox.
June 2, 1853
In Hackettstown, on the 17th ult., Thomas Titus--aged 80 years.
June 23, 1853
At Washington, Warren County, Euphemia, youngest daughter of William
and Mary E. Thompson, aged 9 years and ? months.
June 30, 1853
At Clinton, Hunterdon Co., N.J., on the 24 instant, Dr. John Manners,
aged about 60 years, an affection of the heart.
On Monday, June 21st, at Easton, Pa. Jefferson K. Heckman, in
the 55th year of his age.
July 14, 1853
On the 8th inst., in this Town, James, youngest son of Jacob M. Stiger,
aged six months.
In Washington 31 of May, Charles Scranton, youngest son of Stephen and
Sarah Lanning, aged 7 years 8 months and 3 days. Scarlet fever.
At Hanesburg, on the 4th instant, in the 27th year of his age, after
a short illness of one week, Rev. Samuel Chambers. He was first taken
with a chill, which was followed by a fever in the wake of which followed
the Eryspleus, which speedily terminated his mortal career.
Seldom has death thrown
such a gloom o'er our quiet neighborhood. Every heart seems havy,
and every countenance seems sad. The departed was only known to be
loved and only named to be praised--the affectionate husband, a tender
parent, an orderly citizen, true to his God, and true to his country.
The urbanity of manners, and the meakness of his deportment, won the affections
of all who knew him. By his removal, the poor have lost a friend,
the country a good citizen, the church one of her strong pillars.
A widow and six children mourn his sudden departure. But they sorrow
not as they who have no hope. He died as he lived, "a good man, full
of faith and the Holy Ghost." Death found him the Christian warrior
upon the field of battle. He triumphantly conquered the last foe--fought
the good fight and won the heavenly crown. The Savior that he offered
to others, comforted him when eternity broke upon his vision. And
the chamber where the good man met his fate, was privileged beyond the
common walks of virtuous life, quite on the verge of heaven. He has
left a name behind him more precious than ointment--deep in the affections
of the people--and his praise is in all the churches.
P. H. LOCKWOOD
July 21, 1853
On the 16th day of June, in the township of Knowlton, Mary Baird, aged
24 years and 9 m.
July 28, 1853
In Independence, on the 16th inst., Lydia Ann, aged 7 years, daughter
of Nelson and Caroline Vliet.
August 11, 1853
In Philipsburg, on Sunday morning, July 31, VIRGINIA, daughter of Charles
S?greaves, Esq., in the 5th year of her age.
August 18, 1853
John P. Clason, the youngest son of the editor of the "Weekly Empire,"
Dayton Ohio, and formerly editor of this paper, was seriously injured on
the 6th instant, by falling from a horse, and died on the 8th, suffering
the most intense agony. Aged 11 years and 5 months.
At Clinton, on the 10th inst., Jacob Buttz, formerly of Mt. Bethel,
aged 26 years.
At Townsbury, on the 17th inst., Caroline, wife of Henry Frome, aged
In this town, on the 9th inst., Caroline, only daughter of George and
Mary Snyder, aged 20 years, and 5 months.
August 25, 1853
At the residence of his father, near Sommerville on the 16th inst.,
Garret I. Garrison.
September 1, 1853
On the 17th ult. at Atens' Ferry, Northampton Co. Pa., George, son of
Derick and Sarah Aten.
September 8, 1853
In Phillipsburgh, at Rarich’s Hotel, John Odell, formerly of Durham,
N.H., in his 49th year.
September 15, 1853
At Polkville, on the 28th ult., of scarlet fever, Sarah Ann, infant
daughter of Alfred and Mary Baird, aged 2 years, 4 months, and 15 days.
“This tender bud, so young and fair,
Called hence to early doom’
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In Paradise could bloom.”
At Hainsburg, on the 25th ult., of erysipelas, Mr. John Kern, Jr., in
the 32d year of his age.
In Oxford township, on the 7th inst., Sarah White aged 2 years and 6
September 24, 1853
In this Town, on the 16th inst., Samuel, son of Dr. D. and Mary Fisk,
aged 2 years and 2 months, of Dysentery.
In this town, on the 10th inst., Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel
T. and Ann P. Dickinson, aged 17 years, 8 months. Consumption.
In the death of this young lady, a heay loss has been sustained by her
many friends. During her sickness, which was painful and protracted,
she never murmured, but said, with one of old, “Thy will be done.”
She was a member of the M.E. Church, to which she had belonged two years.
Her last worods were, “Mother, I am dying!” She was a dutiful daughter,
an amiable sister, and a loving friend.
“We shall see thee, Sister Mary,
On that shore unknown,
A pure and happy angel,
In the presence of the throne;
We shall see thee when the light divine
Plays freshly on they cheek,
And the resurrection morning
Hath just begun to break.”
October 1, 1853
On Saturday, the 24th ult., Alexander Hamilton, of Hackettstown, aged
about 50 years, of Consumption.
On the 8th of August last, Sarah, wife of James Blair, aged about 54
years. (A notice of the death of this inestimable lady was sent to
this office for insertion some time since, and the manuscript lost, which
will account for its not appearing at the proper time.)
In the township of Independence, on the 9th ult, John Vliet, aged about
At Greensville, Sussex county, on the 15th ult., Sarah, wife of
Aaron Stinson, Esq,--of Diarrhea.
In this County, the 10th inst, Martha Kays, daughter of the widow Kays,
near Hamburgh, Sussex County.
Near Huntsville, on Thursday 15th inst., Chas. Kishpaugh, aged about
20 years. And on Friday 16th, in the same house, Abraham Kishpaugh,
aged about 50 years, the father of Charles. This last death occurred
while the neighbors were burying the son.
Jonathan P. Stackhouse, near Huntsville, Sussex county, has, we are
informed, lost three children, by the disease now prevailing in this section—Diarrhea.
In Stephensburg, at the family residence of the late Robert C. Caskey,
Esq., on the morning of Friday the 16th inst., Mr. John Lance, aged 36
October 8, 1853
In Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, on Tuesday, Sept 20th, of disease of
the heart, Washington N. Harris, formerly of Newton, aged 28 years.
October 22, 1853
In Easton on Friday last, at the house of her father, P. H. Mathes,
Esq., Mary Gertrude, wife of Charles Swift, of Scranton, Pa., aged 30 (or
October 29, 1853
In Trenton, on the 13th inst., at the residence of Samuel R. Hamilton,
Anna C. Robeson, aged 51 years. Her remains were brought to this
November 6, 1853
On the morning of the 27th ult, Caroline Beegle of Newton, aged 46 years.
At his residence, near Morristown, N.J., on the 22d ult., Dayton L.
Canfield, Esq., aged 50 years.
On the 23d ult., in Lafayette, Mrs. Mary, widow of James Peters, in
the 51st (61st?) year of her age. She was, for more than thirty years,
a faithful member of the M. E. Church.
November 19, 1853
In Newton, on the 17th last, Rev. Joseph L. Shafer L.L.D. aged about
65 years. He has officiated for many years in the Presbyterian Church
of that place. He leaves a large congregation who will truly mourn
In Franklin township, on the 16th ult., Lenah Cole, Widow of Christian
Cole, aged 91 years. --She was for 70 years a faithful member of the Presbyterian
December 3, 1853
At Williamsburg, Pa., on the 18th ult, Mrs. Catharine, relic of George
Bartholomew, aged 50 years. She leaves a large circle of friends,
who truly mourn her loss.
At White Haven, Pa., on the 22d inst., Lucinda, wife of George Merrick,
aged 25 years. The death of this inestimable lady, was caused by
the bursting of a blood vessel. She died tranquil, resigned and full
of hope, saying, "Death has no terror for me."
December 24, 1853
At Stewartsville, on the 24 ult., Jane, infant daughter of Henry Carter.
At Stewartsville on the 13th ult., Wm. Sleight, aged 29 years.
December 31, 1853
At his residence in Belvidere, New Jersey, on Monday last, George Gross,
formerly of Richmond, Northampton Co., Pa. aged about 65 years. The
deceased was a worthy citizen and his death is regretted by a large circle
of acquaintances and friends.
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