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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To the Hunterdon
Democrat, 1838-1880 on Dennis Sutton's site.
February 18, 1854
In Harmony township, on the 12th inst., Elizabeth Smith, wife of Tunis
Smith, dec'd, aged 84 years.
On the 12th inst., Marshal Mackey of Oxford twp., aged 39 years.
March 18, 1854
In this town, on the 11th inst., Rachel Vanscoden, of Consumption, aged
At Warrenville, Independance Township, on the 15th inst., Susan, wife
of Wm. F. Wire, Esq., aged 36 years.
March 25, 1854
On the 16th inst., at New Village, William Hardy, aged about 24 years.
On the 11th inst., at Washington, N.J., Joseph Carter, sen., aged about
On the 20th inst., at Easton, Pa., Samuel Lomeson, formerly of this
County, aged about 30 years.
On the 12th inst., at the residence of her son, in Oakland Co., Mich.,
Catharine Wyckoff, aged 77 years--Mother of Simon Wyckoff, Esq., of this
April 1, 1854
On the 24th inst., at Lyons, Wayne Co., N.Y., Daniel R. Palmer, in the
27th year of his age.
On Sunday 26th ult. after a short illness of only 1-1/2 days, Peter
W. Blair, Esq., of Hope, aged 67 years, 5 months and 29 days--Southern
April 8, 1854
In this town, on Wednesday the 5th inst., B. W. Suydam, in the 27th
year of his age.
At Hope, N.J. on the 30th (or 20th) ult., Harriet Williams, daughter
of Dr. James C. and Sarah Fitch, aged 19 years.
On the 13th of January, Sarah S., wife of Jacob Weller, of Benton, Luzerne
Co., P.A., formerly of -----, aged about 40 years.
April 15, 1854
At Hackettstown, on the 5th inst., William Emery, in the 84th year of
The death of this respected
man has been expected. Death was robbed of its pangs, for the frail
tenement had become ----ly worn out in the service of his Master, and he
could exclaim as a Christian, "Blessed are they that die in the Lord, for
they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."
April 22, 1854
In Harmony township, on the 11th inst., Mary, wife of Morgan B. Hineline,
of Consumption, aged 39 years.
May 6, 1854
In Newton township, Sussex Co., on Friday the 28th ult., after a short
illness, William V. McClure, aged 49 years.
At Stanhope, Sussex Co., on the 5th of April last, Catherine McClure,
(mother of William V. McClure) aged 89 years.
On the 31 inst., at Lower Mt. Bethel Pa., Susan Depue, widow of Abraham
Depue, deceased, aged 84.
May 13, 1854
In Hackettstown, on Thursday evening, 4th inst., Nancy Thompson, widow
of the late Judge R. Thompson, in the 72 year of her age.
June 17, 1854
On the 10th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth Crutz, wife of Jacob Crutz, of this
town aged about 44 years.
At the residence of her father in this place, on Wednesday evening,
the 14th inst. Fanny, only daughter of Dr. R. Byington, aged about 18 years.
The Funeral will take
place at the residence of her father, today (Saturday the 17th inst.) at
9 o'clock A.M.
July 8, 1854
On the 29th ult., at Blairstown, Isaac S. Smith, aged 76 years.
July 22, 1854
At her residence in Milford, N.J. on the 8th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth T.
Race, after a short but painful illness, which she bore with Christian
fortitude and resignation.
August 19, 1854
In Phillipsburg on the 13th inst., Jane Barnes in the 77th year of her
The deceased was one
of the oldest inhabitants in Phillipsburg, where she had resided from infancy,
and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew her. She calmly went to sleep,
with a firm reliance on a glorious immortality. Truly it may be said
of her, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." May her mourning
friends and relatives be consoled with the thoughts that she has exchanged
the trials and sorrows of this world for a home with Christ.
August 26, 1854
In Stillwater township, on the 16th inst., Wm. N. Wooster, aged 35 years.
Near Danville, Warren Co., on the 30th July Silas Youngs, aged about
80 (or 89) years, formerly a citizen of Newton township, and well known
throughout Sussex County.
On the 13th inst., at the residence of Cornelius Stewart, in Changewater
Hunterdon Co., Joseph Carter, of pulmonary consumption, aged 34 years.
September 2, 1854
At Columbia Warren Co., N.J. on the 10th of July, Margaret Weller, aged
about 70 years.
At Asbury on the 27th ult., William Richey, aged about 75 years.
In this town on the 26th ult., Susan, infant daughter of Barzilla and
Mary Lion, aged about 1 year and 3 months.
On the 14th July, in the township of Oxford, Fanny R. Lanning, wife
of D. A. Lanning, Esq., in the 81st year of her age.
September 9, 1854
In this town on the 3d inst., Sidney, wife of Jacob Twining, aged about
On the 30th ult. At the residence of her son-in-law, John H. Fleming,
Esq., in Independence Township, Ann Raub aged 93 years, 1 month and twelve
days, relict of Michael Raub, deceased.
The deceased, notwithstanding
her unusual longevity, seemed to retain her faculties, with a remarkable
degree of brilliancy to the last, with the exception of her eye sight,
of which she was deprived for the last nine months of her life.
She delighted in
conversing on topics connected with the American Revolution, with which
war she was fully conversant, and in which her husband was an actor.
The years of her widowhood were about 17; and during that time, many were
her longings that it might be her Heavenly Father's will to take her to
Himself; for, when her companion was taken, earth had no longer any attractions
she was bereft of a companion, she was not left comfortless. Her
affectionate daughter, Mrs. Fleming, was peculiarly her comfort and consolation
in her old age. Mrs. Fleming welcomed her mother to her own home;
and there, by night and day, with daughter-like devotion for 13 years,
she ministered to that mother's happiness--bathing with tenderness her
fevered brow, in sickness, wiping away with gentle hand, her tears of sorrow,
and finally, smoothing the pillow on which she breathed her last.
The deceased was
for 50 years a member of the Presbyterian Church, and died in the full
hope of a glorious immortality.
“Her mind was tranquil and serene;
No terrors in her looks were seen;
Her Savior's smile dispelled the gloom,
And smoothed her passage to the tomb.”
Note: Ann Raub was the daughter
of Wilhelm and Ester Maria Kuhl, and my 3rd great grandmother. JR
September 16, 1854
On Saturday the 9th inst., at Hope, Nancy, daughter of Jonathan and
Mary Johnson, aged 11 years.
On he 11th ult., at Asbury, Wm. Henry Barber, aged 7 years, 11 months
and 5 days.
On the 24 inst., at Columbia, Warren Co. N.J., Lewis Staempfel aged
82 years. Born in Germany, he emigrated to this country upwards of
40 years ago, and was one of the first settlers at Columbia.
September 23, 1854
In Oxford, on the 17th inst., Isabella, relict of late George Butler,
aged 68 years.
On the On the 14th inst., Capt. Jacob Person, aged 87 years.
Another link in the living
chain of connection between us and the times that tried mens souls is severed.
The subject of these remarks lived in the time of the Revolution, and has
often related to willing listeners transactions that came under his immediate
notice during those trying times--He was a man of remarkable fortitude,
and his memory retained with accuracy the impressions received in his younger
days. He had an exemplary life, was ever absemious, generous and
brave. He has met his last and only foe, and calmly sank into the
arms of Death, that he might reap the reward of a well spent life.
Peace be to his ashes.
September 30, 1854
On the 17th, in Independence, James A. Swayze, son of Amos and Katurah
Swayze, aged 1 year 10 months and 14 days.
On the 19th at the same place, Ann Mary, daughter of Kinney and Louisa
Pyers, aged two years, 10 months and 23 days.
October 7, 1854
At Roxburg, on the 1st inst., Wm. B. Butler, aged about 54 years.
At Bridgeville on the 1st inst., Mrs. Banghart, mother of the Rev. George
Banghart, aged about 95 years.
At Easton Pa. 1st. Mrs. Margaret Stillwell, formerly of this place,
aged 65 years.
October 14, 1854
At Hope, on the 28th ult., of dysentery, Sarah, wife of Thomas G. Case,
aged 36 years.
Died of old age, Oct. 1st, at the residence of her son, Rev. George
Banghart, in Bridgeville, (N.J.) Bethia, wife of George Banghart, in the
95th year of her age. Her father, (George Grimes,) was a native of
Connecticut; but she was born at Nobletown, N.Y. In early life she
removed to the Wyoming Valley; and, during the difficulty with the Indians,
she and her mother took shelter in Forty Fort; and she is believed to have
been the last of all the survivors of the awful Wyoming massacre.
During the last seventy
years, Mrs. Banghart has resided in New Jersey; and upward of sixty-five
years, has been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church;
she and her husband being the first of that denomination in this vicinity.
None of her acquaintances
doubted the genuineness of her piety; and only a few moments prior to her
departure, she remarked to her son, that she was going to her home in
Note: According to a descendant of
Bethia's husband by his first wife (Pat, TACY413408@aol.com), Bethia's
husband's name was Michael, not George as stated in this obituary.
They are buried in the First
Presbyterian Churchyard of Oxford at Hazen. This information
is from the HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE JACOB BANGHART FAMILY by Frederick
October 28, 1854
November 25, 1854
On the 1st inst., in Oxford, George Alexander, son of Andrew and Amelia
Vass, aged 3 years and 6 months.
Of liver complaint in this place, on Saturday last, Mrs. Sarah Crutz,
in the 55th year of her age.
James VanHorn of Danville, in this County, while engaged in his barnyard
feeding cattle, on the 15th inst., was suddenly prostrated by an affection
of the heart, and expired before he could be conveyed to his house.
Mr. VanHorn was an affectionate
husband, an indulgent and provident father, a kind neighbor, a worthy and
respected citizen. He was aged 71 years and 7 months.
On Firday, the 17th inst.,
a large concourse of his relatives and friends assembled in the Danville
church, to pay their last tribute to him.--A solemn and impressive discourse,
founded on the 25th and 26th verses of the Gospel by St. John was preached
on this occasion, by Rev. Geo. Banghart.
As the coffin closed,
tears flowed freely as the thought that we had looked upon his friendly
and familiar face for the last time; and as the grave closed over his remains,
we sighed to think that he should go in and out among us no more forever.
December 2, 1854
In this town, on the 26th inst., Joseph Cole, aged 11 months.
On the 15th inst., Sarah R. Kline, daughter of Haines Kline, of Harmony,
aged about 18 months.
On the 25th inst., Peter Miller, of Harmony aged -------------.
December 16, 1854
In Harmony, on the 25th ult., at the residence of his son, Derick Albertson,
aged 84 years 2 mo. and 19 days.
On the 21st ult., Oliver Silverthorn, of Iowa, formerly of this County,
aged about 75 years.
On the 26 ult., of typhus fever, Clemence, widow of the late Joseph
Christopher, of Somerset county, and mother-in-law of Thomas Winsor, aged
63 years. The deceased was long and favorably known as a consistent
member of the Reformed Dutch Church, at Millstone.
On the 6th inst., at Oxford, William Baylor, aged about 65 years.
December 23, 1854
On the 11th inst., at Roxburg, Jesse Vliet, aged 60 years.
On the 24th of November 1854, in Iowa county, Wis., of Typus fever,
Adaline wife of Sanford Hatch, and daughter of Thomas and Mercy Shampanore,
formerly of Warren County, N.J., aged about 22 years.
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